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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hi everyone,

It has been an odd week around here with my entire family being sick at one point or the other. I slept early and hard again last night and I feel a bit creepy this morning. I hope I don't have it, it has really wreaked havoc on everyone else around here. We are waiting for Mediacom who I was promised would be here between 8 and 10 this morning to address all of the issues we have been having with the TV/ phone and internet. It's 9:20 and they should be here pretty soon. It would be nice to have something go right and for this to be fixed the right way.

I have not been logging quite as much time here at SP this week because for whatever reason, I have been sleeping better. I have also been getting in a few more minutes at the pool the past few days. I hope that the extra exercise is the real reason for me to be sleeping more and without disruption because that would help me justify the time I'm spending at the pool. Yesterday was the kick off day for the community "Walk to the Moon." Our community (the Quad Cities) is competing in a race with a couple of other communities (Peoria and Rockford, I think) to see who can log in enough miles to reach the moon the fastest. Our church participates, led by our Parish Nurse and her committee. We've done this for maybe 4 years, but it is the first time that I've joined in--I didn't think it would be something I can do. However, they have conversion factors for different exercises and my time in the pool counts. My son is doing it too and he is out there with his pedometer for his morning walk--he will run this afternoon as well. He has been working as hard as me and I wish the other kids would do a bit more too. (My youngest son goes with me to the fitness center in the evenings and gets a lot of "fun" activity in between basketball, racquetball and swimming. I prefer going in the afternoon when it is adult time in the pool--so I've been getting the others to go with him sometimes. I know that it is in all of their best interest to be more active, so I am doing all I can to facilitate that.)

There is a knock at the door and a lot of barking doggies in our house--so with 6 minutes to spare, Mediacom is here. I am still in my nightgown and am going to direct their work the best that I can. Maybe, just maybe, this expensive service will be working correctly very soon. I don't think I'll hold my breath though.

Take care and enjoy the weekend. I love being on my own schedule to do and prioritize things as I see fit. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Keeping my fingers crossed for your communication problems to be fixed. And for your stomach as well. Hope you don't get the bug real bad!
    2898 days ago
    Hi Sylvia!
    I hope they get your electronics working again!! I have committed my phone, TV and internet to Shaw Cable now for the first time, but then I have found them to be very reliable. I had wanted to stick with the local phone company, but the lower digital phone price can't be beat.
    That is wonderful news you can participate in that walk! Sounds like you need to be giving some of your kids a good swift kick in the rear to get them off their butts and moving!
    I hear you about medicine bottles. I always requested ointment jars for all my medicines. They have it in my file, but if some new clerk doesn't scroll down the screen far enough they miss it, so I just verbally request it every time I order to be sure.
    Enjoy your pool time! I am so wanting to get to those Manitou Hot Springs Healing waters, but I am crazy busy right now with the bridge club work.
    Have a great weekend!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}

    2898 days ago
    Yes I also hope you got everything sorted out and everyone gets better soon! Keep up the good work emoticon
    2898 days ago
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    Crossing fingers and toes here, hope they get it fixed right this time. It is good that you are participating this year. Sounds like fun, something the entire community enjoys doing.
    2898 days ago
    Hope you get all those Phones,TV and internet fixed...so frustrating when you want to use them and things don't work right....
    Great Walk your participating in....let us know which cities win. After all you all win with getting the added exercise. Be careful and don't overdue.
    2898 days ago
    Oh how I hear you! I pray that you are all on the mend and back up and at em this coming week! I too have been down this week and meandering mostly in my nightgown... hoping the doorbell would not ring... LOL! You did GREAT! I should spend less time worrying and more just doing what needs to be done. Thanks for the lesson. Smile.
    2898 days ago
    I hope you get your utilities fixed.

    Enjoy your pool work outs. They sound very beneficial to me.
    2898 days ago
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