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  • crispy green beans for a snack

    11/20/2017 12:53:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Zapped

    11/20/2017 1:09:24 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • It’s complicated...

    11/19/2017 11:39:14 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Does anyone know about "systems thinking?" I never heard of it but it sounds powerful.

    11/19/2017 12:55:45 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Extracts from Twain's diary of Eve

    11/19/2017 11:21:38 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Extracts from Twain's Diary of Adam

    11/19/2017 11:18:05 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Unbelievable!

    11/19/2017 9:05:08 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    As I'm sure you can understand, this deeply distresses me.......and I don't even live there......... https://www.nbcnews.com/stor
    yline/brexit-referendum/br
    itish-fruit-left-rot-loomi
    ng-brexit-squeezes-seasona
    l-labor-n820161... Read more

  • Up from the ashes

    11/17/2017 5:27:39 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Heartsick

    11/16/2017 11:42:15 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • 2nd writing assignment result for the month of November

    11/16/2017 2:19:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    Why there is (Still) such Horrible Evil in the World? Even though for thousands of years we keep trying to fix things, hurtful and unexplainable acts by humans keep happening and way too often. Why on earth can’t we get this right? Are we bound to carry our evil out even to the other faraway p... Read more

  • Very little to say.......

    11/16/2017 6:11:54 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    But I am NOT looking forward to the next two weeks - won't say anything more than that (I've vented plenty about these issues in the past and I don't think it'll help much at this point)........ I am *very* thankful for the complete clear-up of my knee issues, though!... Read more

  • Yummy Butternut Squash

    11/14/2017 2:35:34 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    The link below will give you the recipe for this dish - along with a video on how to prepare it. Surprisingly, it is quite easy. The hardest part of the process is cutting the raw butternut squash in half and peeling it. Then, it is just a matter of cutting it into thin slices, sticking... Read more

  • Okay

    11/14/2017 1:48:12 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Down

    11/13/2017 2:10:10 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • New (to us) handicap van. Much improved over the old one!

    11/12/2017 1:12:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Rear entry not side entry is better. Hubby does not have to turn to be the passenger in the front. His foot plate continually gauged something. Not fun for him-or me. Good rust proofing. The frame had rusted out on the old van. I did not know you can get a repeat ... Read more

  • Mixed feelings

    11/12/2017 12:57:15 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Awake

    11/11/2017 11:56:43 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Much better!

    11/10/2017 7:39:25 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Grateful to be home

    11/9/2017 2:41:28 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Xhausted

    11/8/2017 10:37:40 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Mourning Clothes

    11/8/2017 3:49:41 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I know it sounds trivial but I am mourning my clothes. The weather has snapped and I need heavier clothes. The way my house is structured there is only one real closet. We do have armoires upstairs, keyword - upstairs. I have enormous problems going up and downstairs without having anything in... Read more

  • NYTimes Recipe

    11/8/2017 9:25:28 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    Pancakes are a food that I usually avoid - because of too many carbs. In fact, i never make them - and hardly ever order them when eating breakfast out. French toast is my preference. This morning, though, I tried a recipe from the New York Times for "Light, Fluffy and Rich Pancakes." ... Read more

  • I am working on the "elevator incident"...

    11/7/2017 4:54:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank yu all!!! It is such a good feeling to have friends like you. I was furious and crying for a day and a half. Today I saw the top administrator so maybe soon she will contact me. I am hearing some rumors however that a different person is being put in charge. And, the rumors going around ... Read more

  • Calling in palliative care

    11/7/2017 2:57:01 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Slowly.......

    11/7/2017 6:05:08 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Knee is still giving some trouble, but is slowly improving - will probably need to lessen my workouts/decrease intensity for a while, though........don't care to be totally inactive as I'm too much of a couch potato as it is these days...... 198... Read more

  • Sigh......

    11/6/2017 5:58:57 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Endured another weekend - finally took the concept of "rest days" more seriously and gave my sore knees a rest for the weekend (except for some mild yoga on Saturday) - attended an event but kept to myself and did *not* actively participate - in fact, left early after feeling uncomfortable about soc... Read more

  • Hospital again

    11/5/2017 10:07:51 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Not a good day because...

    11/3/2017 3:25:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby had an incident in the elevator this morning. As a result we are told he can't ride the elevator alone . This greatly limits his independence, of course. ANd it ties me up even more than I am now. Needless to say, I am very unhappy. Apparently 2 older people were in the elevat... Read more

  • An article about time seeming to speed up as we get older.

    11/3/2017 3:14:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    blog.idonethis.com/science-of-
    slowing-down-time/ To combat the effect of automatic routines, fill your time up with new experiences and knowledge to form accessible memory anchors. Turn your brain resources on with new challenges or projects and learning new skills. Ask questions and ... Read more

  • Happy day

    11/3/2017 1:15:43 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Car Crash, "..you heal you."

    11/2/2017 4:09:45 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Oct 14th, about two weeks ago I was hit from behind on the freeway. My very old car protected me, and it might be wishful thinking, but after the initial injuries, I seem to be doing better. I've developed some high anxiety about driving (since I drove correctly and was hit by someone else), but lik... Read more

  • Determined

    11/2/2017 2:02:11 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • $#!@#@ NOVEMBER!

    11/1/2017 6:14:27 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    I just HATE this month with a purple passion! (Don't ask.........) Can we just FF to JANUARY already? 234... Read more

  • Happy Halloween!

    10/31/2017 2:22:14 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Unbelievably tired

    10/31/2017 1:49:48 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • I did 2 huge, hard things this week--(hard for me anyway)

    10/30/2017 1:08:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    It took me a year to actually get my new NY state driver's license. This stuff is so hard for me. Mostly due to brain fog and the resulting disorganization. Fibromyalgia I guess. Got the license--temporary anyway. Waiting for the real thing to come in th email. Enhanced license, too! ... Read more

  • Why? No zombies in Washington, DC?

    10/29/2017 4:49:36 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2 books I want to read soon...

    10/27/2017 8:03:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    Torture and Triumph: The Evolution of Sign Language for the Deaf Gerald Shea’s new book explores a centuries-long struggle that culminated in ‘a natural, visual poetry,’ at once both speech and music. 10.27.2017 / BY Elizabeth Svoboda "Endurance" by the astronaut Scott Kelly. He wrote ... Read more

  • Wish I could say I'm looking forward to the weekend........

    10/27/2017 5:45:52 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ...... but as a result of recent events, I can NOT "feel it".........since I've paid good bucks ahead of time, I'm pretty much committed (or should I just go and say "screwed" instead?).......... The only thing going for it is that it will be a physically active event....... SMH.......sigh... Read more

  • Jeans are not just Jeans (and the Memory Motel)

    10/25/2017 8:29:03 PM, by TRESSWANN

    Just about 20 years ago, I was living with a man, may he rest in peace, and it was not good. We reached a point where he took everything out of me. I have never real been a jeans person. I was brought up in a household where ladies didn't wear trousers, let alone jeans. I always had the odd pai... Read more

  • Nice day, but.......

    10/23/2017 6:17:13 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    .......someone's cranky, loud mouth once again went and RUINED everything! A POX on that person! SHEESH! 234... Read more

  • I got out maps...

    10/22/2017 7:42:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    to relearn the area of my childhood --and a broader area, I got out some maps --a big book of Erie county. I spent quite a bit of money for the book, but it is worth it to me. The town we live in now is quite foreign to me. But I am learning! chris... Read more

  • This eating plan should be doable for me......

    10/22/2017 10:26:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.startyourdiet.com/ At 258 lbs Here is what that plan suggested: 2300/calories per day to maintain 1800 -if no exercise--lose 1 lb/week (average weight loss) 2100 with exercise-lose 1 lb per week (average weight loss) B 420 L 525 D 630 Sn 525 also ther... Read more

  • It's NOT easy being me.......

    10/22/2017 7:56:51 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    To say that these last few weeks have been rough would be *quite* the understatement....... 198 I'm still struggling to process all that I've had to deal with..........this would explain my laying low for a while.........today I have a walkathon, and the weather is shaping up to be *gorg... Read more

  • Nice walk

    10/21/2017 11:41:01 PM, by COURTENAYE

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