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RONLIN77
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7/12/14 1:43 A

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I had a lovely walk in the rain today ....it wasn't too windy either which made for a very pleasant walk indeed....

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Have to admit that Rhonda is a bit of a whiner. Wow! A little rain and you are all bummed out? Try having some snow for about 6-7 months of the year AND still continue to lose weight with walking and exercise. Just do it and don't complain please.



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Good morning one an all :-)

Poured with rain over night and all morning... but it has stopped for the moment. Yay.
No flooding at mine.. but up north the rain fall over the past few days is what they would be getting for the whole month. Hence all the flooding up north.

Hope everyone is going to be having a wonderful day/evening :-)

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Hi Everyone

Just stopped by to day hello and get my daily uplift. I am working on logging in every day again, Hope everyone has a great day

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Good morning Sparklers..

Wouldn't ya know it ...it is raining yet again!!!!
It sure doesn't look like I will miss the rain on today's walk...looks like it has set in to rain all day....YIKES!!!..

Good to see ya Trisha...how are you settling into your new home??

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Hello, everyone,

I'm going to the doctor today for my annual checkup. I've lost weight and my blood pressure is down to normal limits--with blood pressure meds. I'm wondering if I can reduce the amount or go off the medicine. We'll see...

Wishing you all a great day,

Patti

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I woke up this morning to a nice sunny day. It has been really nice here for the last week or so. I got a lot done in the yard yesterday. Ken was in the garage making his nice spice rack and so I thought it would be a good idea to just stay out there with him.

It seems like I can get so much more done when the mean neighbor is gone camping. I know he isn't peeking at me through the fence..LOL

I just edged the front yard as the grass hadn't really grown that much in a week...Than I edged the back yard by our fish pond and cut that grass tho....

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Good morning everyone!!!

Liba....we had strong winds last night here also....branches out on the streets this morning.

Rhonda...good you were able to get your walk in before the rain started...

Rose....sounds like you burned lots of calories tearing the bathrooms apart...you go girl!!

Westchick....I sure hope you don't get flooding in your area....

Kathy...I bet Stella just loves going to the library....

Merri...its 73 here this morning and humid...I would rather have it dry. Good you and Ken are getting your walk in every morning while its not too hot.

Bettermenow...hope your son and DIL find an apartment that will allow their dog...

My morning walk is done....so happy its Friday....one of our daughters and her hubby are stopping here Saturday night on their way to Utah. They are headed there for a meeting with his company....and needed a place to stay along the way....will be good to see them even if its just for one night.

Taking a veggie burger for lunch today....and a banana for a snack.

Wishing you all a blessed day!!
Hugs...
Kelly


We are all here on a mission...let us not forget what it is...and why we want it...

Blessings to everyone...be healthy...and be happy...

And when we are struggling...let us not forget to go back to the basics...that work for us!!!

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Hi - I am writing at noon. Today before noon he weather was windy and rainy, so I did some cleaning at home. It was necessary because during favourable weather I prefer working in our garden to cleaning at home. Now the weather became a little better so I am going to clean pavement in front of our house - it is necessary too - still much work here at home and outside too

Liba

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Good afternoon Sparklers

Back from my walk ...was windy but no rain...but the rain has now started

My cancer check-up has been rescheduled for July 22nd,,,so not long to wait...

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Hi everyone:

Wow! I'm sore tonight. I tore both bathrooms apart this morning and gave them a good cleaning.....wiped down the ceiling and walls, cleaned the wall decorations, washed the knick knacks, scrubbed the showers, washed the sinks and windows, washed the shower and window curtains, hung new shower curtain liners. There's still a bit more to do, but I ran out of time. I was really hurting when I limped off to the shower, but it feels good to see the bathrooms looking so nice. Tomorrow I'll finish up the last bit and do the laundry room. That won't take long. It's basically just a square box that needs the ceiling and walls wiped down and vacuum behind the washer and dryer. Reo kept snooping around, getting in the way until she decided that it was safer to just chill out on one of our beds. It really bothers her when I mess with "her" house in any way.

Merri - since I don't get off work until 6:30PM, we have supper at about 7PM every night. Because of our work schedules we've had supper late most of our married lives so we're pretty much used to eating late. If we were home to eat at 5PM we would probably be hungry again by 8 or so anyways, so it's just as well that we eat later. Since we're both night owls we still have a few hours for our meals to settle before we head off to bed.

Kathy - a day or two ago I read in the paper that they were cleaning out an old storage area at the CDC in Atlanta and found about half a dozen vials filled with tuberculosis solution in an old card board box. Wow! Made we shiver a bit. It's hard to believe that a place like that could be so irresponsible. Makes you wonder what else it just tossed in an old box, just waiting to break open and spread a horrible disease.

Well, I guess I'll go see if there's something on tv worth watching. I love to read, but I do so much reading at work in between customers.....especially the last hour or so when the lot's nearly empty, that I've kind of had my fill for the day by now. It will be nice when the new season starts and the reruns are over, but that will be a couple of months yet, I know. Maybe I can stumble across a movie. Have a good night/day everyone.

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Good morning all.

Windy here on the west side of Auckland today. Rain is expected again....
Up north has suffered the worst and is suffering with flooding...

NZ time 11.05am Friday 11 July 2014
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Son just left with Stella. She went with me to the grocery store this morning, and then we went to the library this afternoon. The summer reason reading program ends on August 1st so we have a few weeks left to read.

Measles is making a comeback in Kansas. I'm not sure why people don't get immunized. It's sad that diseases that were pretty much eradicated are surfacing again.

We had quite a rain storm last night and this morning. Maybe I can finish mowing tomorrow.

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Kelly, We are only at 59 here right now and they are only calling for the low 70's....

We like leftovers here too. We also cook bigger meals at lunch time and then eat very lightly around 5 or so. It was so hard to get our company to understand that we eat that way. Of course most of them work yet and want to eat one bigger meal anywhere from 6 PM till around 8!!

We have been going for our walk once again between 9-10 AM. That seems to be the best time for both of us. It is still cooler out and it seems like less junk in the air yet too....

It sounds like my good cook mentioned pork chops on the grill today...I asked him if he was ever considering posting a menu for the week LOL...I won't tell you what he looked like when I was waiting for an answer LOL.

Today is the mean man's next door birthday...Oh he would just die if I told him Happy Birthday....I did do it one year....Of course they are going camping for the weekend. It is the second Thurs of the month. He does things like clock work..

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Another beautiful morning today - cooler and not so humid but a lovely sunrise. It's too dark in the wee hours when I need to get my exercise in, (unfortunately it's a great time for run-ins with skunks and bears) so I have to rely on the treadmill and good music to power through! Then I can spend my stretching time out in the yard and listen to the birds... great way to start the day.

My son and his wife are having some difficulty finding an apartment or townhome which will allow them to have their black lab... he's just growing into such a big pup. 5 months old and 50 pounds already. I'm saying some prayers they find something as I hadn't planned on being a dog owner again until after retirement.

Best wishes to all for a fantastic day!



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Shortly hi in the afternoon emoticon

I am working in our garden but now I had to cook meat for Cindy so I am at home for a while

Liba

Friends are like the stars. Sometimes you never see them but you know they will always be there.

Friends are precious, not just in the sunshine of life, but especially in the shade.


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Good morning everyone!!!

Kathy...its good to have you back. I'm so glad you had a fun time at the reunion. I can't wait for our reunion with our children the first weekend of August.

Rose....thank you for asking about Dustin and Brad. The funeral was two weeks ago........and they traveled again last weekend to see Brad's mother. Dustin said Brad spoke at his dad's funeral and did a wonderful job...of injecting a lot of humor about his dad. This week I received a lovely thank you card in the mail from Brad's mother. Prayers for her...

Gosh...it was so humid here yesterday....when we walked in the afternoon at work...I was drenched. This morning on my walk it didn't feel as bad.

Taking some leftover pork ribs and a salad for lunch today. Will have to think of something to cook tonight for our lunches since today is the last of the leftovers. Our lunches are the biggest meal of the day for us.

Blessings to everyone!!!
Hugs..
Kelly

We are all here on a mission...let us not forget what it is...and why we want it...

Blessings to everyone...be healthy...and be happy...

And when we are struggling...let us not forget to go back to the basics...that work for us!!!

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Got back from my visit to Colorado early yesterday morning. Amtrak was really late going west because of the flooding back east, nearly five hours. Coming home was better except that the guy in the seat next to me didn't want to stop talking, even when they made an announcement and turned off the lights so people could sleep.I so wish they'd bring Amtrak into Wichita; my sister said there's talk of taking Amtrak into Pueblo, and that would make it nearly perfect!!

The reunion was fun, saw a lot of people that I hadn't seen in a while--guess that's what they're all about. The scary thing is that not too many are older than I am; it didn't use to be that way.I'll try to do some catching up on posts.

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Hi everyone:

Another bright, sunny day and not as hot which is nice. That won't last though.....the "not as hot" part. Next week it the Three Rivers Festival with the parade on Saturday morning kicking it off. It's always hot and humid during Festival week. It's hard to believe that school will be starting three weeks after the Festival ends. There were so many days missed last year with the lousy winter that we had that they're starting school a week earlier this year.....just in case we have another bad winter. Sure hope not!

Cindy - I'm so sorry to hear about Gloria. We tell ourselves they're in a better place, at peace, not suffering anymore.....and that's true, but it's still hard to let them go. Prayers for you and your family.

Kelly - how are Dustin and Brad? I'm assuming that the funeral was last week while I was away. Keeping them in my prayers too.

Liba - I'm glad that you were able to have a nice visit with your friends. You need a break once in awhile from all that's happening at home.

Not a lot happening here. There's a new show on tv starting at 9PM tonight that I thought I would check out.....if I can stay awake. I woke up at 5:30AM today, which if very early for me, and I've been yawning all afternoon. I'll try though, because it looks like it might be a good one. Have a good night/day everyone.

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Cindy...my condolences to you

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Rhonda NZ

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Cindy-Very sorry for your loss. Even when we know they are in a better place, it's hard. And with your grandson visiting it makes for rather bad timing as I'm sure you were planning on spending most of your time spoiling him. Take it a day at a time and make sure you let your DH and others help. Don't try to do it all on your own. This is a time for family to all pitch in and help. Breathe. Know that all your friends here have you and yours lifted in prayer.

Carol/WI "Quitting is NOT an option!" 2014: New Year, New Me!



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Good morning everyone :-)

Slight drizzle but lots of wind gusts over on the west side of Auckland so far today.

Heading out on the motorbike... to do a few things... so this will be some fun being blown about.. :-) But then I do like a challenge... hehehehe

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Good morning Sparklers..

I just had a phone call to say today's appointment is cancelled because my surgeon is away because of personal reasons .... so my appointment will be rescheduled...

Another WET day to be had....GRRRRR...ok ok I will keep smiling anyways ...LOL

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Hi today in the evening emoticon

Today I was in a small trip. I visited my friend and former workmate in another town and our another friend came there too. It was very pleasant "old ladies meeting" emoticon

Liba

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Cindy, I too am so sorry for your loss. I know the Lord was there to great her. She is now at peace.

Kelly, We are at only 57 here this morning. The sun is out and it looks like it will be one beautiful day here.

Our DS has gotten the wedding pictures now that I didn't know my DH had even taken. Rick had asked about them the other day.

Well, this morning when I went on Facebook, we are a very popular family with all of the wedding pictures on there. Our Rick was doing his best LOL...

MERRI

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A very EARLY good morning...12.20am..LOL...Tomorrow I have my 9 month check-up with my Gynaecology surgeon... so I am a little nervous and hoping all is still well and no recurrence of the cancer is found...

Okay I am now off to meet with the sandman...oh and hubby.. LOL

Good night

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Good morning everyone!!!

Cindy....I am so sorry to hear about Gloria.....prayers for you and your family....she is now with the Lord..and will have no more pain or confusion....hugs my dear friend.

Carol...yep...sounds like you sleeping pattern is way off...LOL....2:30 am?? yikes....I am just starting to wake up then...and finally get up around 3:30 am. Thanks for checking out the picture of the towel rack Guy made...!!!

Rhonda....great job on the 45 min walk....you go girl!!!

Rose...its so sad to hear about the race track...I do hope something comes up positive and they can re-open....sounds like so much work has been done.

Westchick....wishing you a great day!!

Wendy...good to hear from you....don't stay away so long....LOL

Judy....We live in a one stop light town....yes pretty small....but I am only about 7 miles from work...so it makes an easy commute. We are the last house in the city limits....and our town is out in the desert...so its very hot and dry here. Have a great day my dear friend.

Merri....it was 80 degrees this morning and muggy...suppose to get to 98 today....its muggy due to the clouds and thunder storms we have been having this week...but normally its just plain dry and hot.

DH left early again this morning....has lots of orders to fill.

My morning walk is done....taking a veggie burger for lunch today...and a banana for a snack.

Blessings to all of you....
Hugs..
Kelly

Edited by: KBELANGER1 at: 7/9/2014 (08:43)
We are all here on a mission...let us not forget what it is...and why we want it...

Blessings to everyone...be healthy...and be happy...

And when we are struggling...let us not forget to go back to the basics...that work for us!!!

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Greetings also from the NW side of Wisconsin! I've been away for several days with the long weekend down in Decorah, Iowa, visiting dear friends. We met as new neighbors in Minneapolis 27 years ago, became best buddies (the sister I never had), and even though we've lived apart for 20 years, still manage to talk weekly and hang out together several times per year. The saying about old friend being golden is sure true!

I did manage to get some decent walks in while away - Decorah is a hilly historic town so there was much to see.

My son and daughter-in-law just flew in from California last night to do some apartment-searching. He is just finishing his service in the Marines and will be moving back to WI to go to school and work. So happy to have them plus my daughter within about an hours drive!

Rose - sounds like you had some very busy days up at Mackinaw! I hope your knees are behaving. It's no fun to have a willing heart, but a body that doesn't want to cooperate in adventures!

So much to catch up on with all your posts... but it'll have to wait till later or I'll never make it in to work today! I hope everyone has a fabulous day!

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Good morning. Sadly, Gloria passed away last night. She had complications from the surgery. She does know the Lord. I truly do appreciate all of your prayers for us.





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Greetings from Wisconsin. It's 2:30am as I type this. My sleep pattern has been way off lately. Grrrr. I have spent the last several days sorting stuff out in the basement so I have been keeping out of trouble. I have been so disorganized and tired of all the mess everywhere...well, the basement and office mainly. we are having family over the first week of August so I am using that as motivation. Lots of estate stuff to sort out on top of our own junk. Hubby has been on vacation and then laid off so he has been distracting me form my goals a bit.

Nice to see lots of newcomers. I do see Joan on facebook so she seems to be doing ok. Rose, glad you had such a nice vacation. You need those times. Cindy-prayers.

Take care all.

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Back from my walk and it was invigorating!!!! Did 45 minutes...it didn't rain but I was helped along by the wind LOL

O I C Rose...that is a shame when Ron has such an investment in the track ...I do hope something can be worked out

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Hi everyone:

It poured down rain all morning while I was out buying groceries and then when it was time to leave for work it was bright and sunny with blue skies and fluffy white clouds. Too bad it couldn't be the other way, but the groceries are bought for the week and I didn't drown, so I guess it's ok.

Kelly - yes, Ron's birthday was yesterday. Thank you for the goodie. I decided maybe if I used the stationary bike every day maybe my knees would be more flexible and it might be easier to walk. Don't know, but I'll give it a try. I didn't ride the bike today, but walked around two grocery stores for over an hour. That works too.

Rhonda - I'm glad to hear that the glasses are working better for you with them up closer to your eyes.

Judy - The owner of the track is still leasing it for the next two or three years, so I don't know if it can be sold or not. Ron's still hoping that things can be worked out and maybe opened again yet this year, but I'm not holding my breath.

Wendy - The sad part about closing the track is that this man just took it over last year and has been working hard to improve it. He's made much needed repairs and improvements all over the track...the rest rooms, grand stands and was planning to do a bit every year until the track was in good shape again. It's too bad that people couldn't look around and see the improvements and appreciate what he was trying to do.

Rhonda - Ron owns the concession stands in the track. He works much more than just the two nights that the track is open and he is just breaking even for his part of the investment. The people who are loosing out are the one's who come on Friday and Saturday to work in the concession stands during the races. As I said before, not a lot of money earned, but every little bit helps these days. I hope you and Westchick aren't blown away in the storm hitting you. Seems like you've had more than your fair share of storms this season.

Well, I couldn't find anything on tv to excite me, so I guess I'll go read my book for a bit before heading to bed. Have a good night/day everyone.

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Good morning from the very strong windy & soggy west side of Auckland.

Rhonda: be careful if you do get out to have that walk... the wind is mighty strong and may just blow you over.

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Good morning Sparklers from a really soggy South Auckland..

I hope there is a break in the weather this arvo...I would like to get a walk in.. even if it is a shortened one....

Rose...sorry to hear the track is closing for the season....it's a tough blow cos as you say every little bit helps even it was only a couple of nights work for Ron

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Hi everyone

I ignored the computer for three days should know better than that have spent all afternoon answering messages, cleaning out useless e mail and checking on stuff. I will go walk in just a bit since I have already logged the time. I need to get back into a good routine and am working on it. I am not there yet but life has a way of disturbing our good intentions. I have learned to just take everything and every day one step at a time.

Merri Could be where DS is makes him worry about you more and realize that it is important it is to stay in touch

Rose Around here we can tell the time by our cats you know snacks, dinner, bedtime. I am sorry to hear about the track. Too many of the local tracks are closing. The reasons are endless but the results are still the same. As a long time "racer" I hate to see it but many of the tracks (owners, promoters, participants) have priced the sport beyond the budget of most fans with very little return for the fan. Our local track badly needs a refurb the parking is terrible, bathrooms were last redone 30 years ago, grandstands a disgrace the pits are overcrowded and dangerous, gate prices have gone up and the drivers have been so bad coming back from cautions and stupid stuff on the track that NASCAR had to step in and tell them to fly right our get out. Since then the racing has been better but I can understand why the turnout is down. Last month (before the edict from the stewards) I watched a 125 lap race that took over 250 laps to run because of track personnel, officials, and drives stupidity. By the end of the race 3/4 of the fans had left, Me the diehard who used to work every other weekend for free now checks the events for those long races and thinks twice. And I live in the heart of NASCAR country.

Cindy I am also working on loosing the winder gain. Just hang in there I am finally starting to see some results. Down 2 pounds in the last week. Still a bit more to do though.

Welcome to all the new guys here. I really enjoy this board and good luck with all our goals.
Now I am off to walk.

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Judy, I just read your post. We have three daughters and than our son. Our son keeps in touch with us the most and he is by far the one farthest away LOL He is in Afghanistan. Has been away from us now since 1984. Did 20 years in the Air Force and now does contracting for the government.

Our DD who lives right in town at the most four miles away, is the one we hear from the least. I guess she just takes it for granted that we are going to be around till the end of the world LOL...

The two other DD live in upper MI. We actually see them more than the DD here in town...

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Hi sparks friends, I have said before I don't have too much to share, cause I am shy, but I do love to read the post you share on this thread. I feel like I have some friends, I am getting to know.

Merri, you are lucky that your son checks on you, he really cares, we have 3 kids and they are all grown adults, the only time they call is when they need something, and that is not very often. We do hear from the one son who lives the closest to us.

Rose , it is too bad the race track has closed, is there a chance if it gets sold, to open again? Maybe next year?

Rhonda, oh glasses, to get use to them, is a real challenge sometimes. Keep at it and you will do fine, I never got use to the lined bifocals, so I have no line ones.

Kelly, I just love your post, they are so positive and up lifting. Do you live far from work, your post sound like you are out in the country, I know we live far from stores, and sometimes it is a pain to go shopping.

Thanks for being there sparks friends. I love to hear how you are all doing, Hope all of you have a great day.

Judy

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Merri...yep...I look for your posts every morning...LOL....good to know you are ok...!!

Its good that your son worries about you...and checks on you often.....yes you did say he asked if you should have someone come in a clean for you. I think he just wants to make things easier for you....bless him!!

OK...off to finish getting ready for work....have a great day!!!

Hugs...

We are all here on a mission...let us not forget what it is...and why we want it...

Blessings to everyone...be healthy...and be happy...

And when we are struggling...let us not forget to go back to the basics...that work for us!!!

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Kelly, I am here LOL....I guess I didn't ever realize I hadn't posted...

You are a lot warmer than we are here this morning. We are at 67. It did rain some here during the night I see. I guess the flowers can use it and of course I did water than really good too yesterday..

Our DS just emailed me as I was posting here. He sure gets worried about us a lot lately.

Did I tell you that he even asked me if he should have someone come in and clean for me now? I guess he might have seen some dust in here...Got to love them

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Good morning everyone!!!

Rhonda....glad Rose was able to help you with your glasses.....I can see distance....but can't read a darn thing without my glasses...I have the no line glasses....and it took a while to get use to them....

Rose....so sorry to hear about the race track....what is wrong with people??....that they have to threaten the owner...I feel bad for Ron. By the way was it his birthday yesterday?...Happy Birthday to Ron.

Its still extra warm this morning at 79 degrees...the house did not cool down...its 80 in here so I shut the house up and turned the air conditioner back on. DH left extra early this morning to deliver fuel to the ranch he use to work for.

My morning walk is done...taking a taco salad for lunch today....and making me a black bean burger patty for breakfast...with a banana for a snack.

I didn't see Merri post yesterday....hope everything is ok....

Wishing all of you a blessed day!!!
Hugs...
Kelly

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Blessings to everyone...be healthy...and be happy...

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Wow Rose.. thanks for that...I just realised I wasn't wearing the glasses correctly ... I pushed them up higher over the bridge of my nose...and now they don't move...and are closer to my eyes and I don't have to move my head too much for the different levels....woooohoooo..it sure feels a lot better!!!!!!!!

Okay the wild weather is beginning to bite big time.....strong winds are picking up...Colin will be on his way home in half an hour ..I sure hope he drives carefully

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Hi - I am writing at noon. Today the weather is very sultry and probably some rains and storm will come during afternoon. I harvested garlic and in the afternoon I am going to go to the library and do some necessary shoppings

wish nice Tuesday

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Hello everyone...
Hope you all are having a great day :-)

Just spent the day helping friends shift a chook run off the fence-line over into another part of the section as some neighbours complained about the 4 chooks.

So now home putting my feet up and gonna watch some telly :-)

Oh and another storm is hitting the top part of NZ and traveling down towards Auckland..

NZ time 8.40pm Tuesday 8 July 2014
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TIS WET AND WINDY..oh and COLD

Rose....there are no lines in my glasses,,, the top is for distance ..the middle is for TV and computer ..and the bottom for reading...so I guess they are tri-focals ..,,,hehe..I am getting used to them...much better on my walk today so that is good.....The part I am finding the most difficulty is look at the computer but even that is better today...

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Hi everyone:

I made it through my first day back to work. I'm still tired from my week off. That's sad when you have to go back to work to rest up from your vacation. lol I had many "welcome back!" "did you have a nice trip?" "it's good to see you!" from my regular customers. Made me feel really good.

We went out for supper tonight for Ron's birthday and it poured down rain all the while we were in the restaurant. Stopped when we went out to the car, started again on the way home, then stopped when we were ready to come into the house. Mighty obliging of Mother Nature....or maybe that was Ron's birthday gift from her?

Rhonda - when you say progressive lens do you mean no line bifocals? That's what I have and I love them! The first year that I wore bifocals I had the lined ones and I hated them. The abrupt jump in strength from far to near and back to far threw me off balance and made me want to hurl. I switched to no line and haven't had a bit of trouble with them and I've worn them for 25 years. If this is your first time with them, try having them adjusted so the lens is closer to your eye. The main strength of the lens is down the middle from top to bottom and not so much on the sides. I had it explained to me that it's like looking through a small hole in a fence. If you stand back a foot and try to look through the hole, you can't see very much on the other side of the fence. However if you put your eye right up to the hole you can see much more on the other side. The lens on my glasses are so close that my eyelashes almost brush on them, but my vision is very clear.

Kelly - I have trouble seeing when I'm going down a flight of stairs too. That's because we are looking through the bottom part of the bifocal and that strength is meant for close up like when we are reading something. Looking through that part of the lens when we're looking down the stairs distorts our vision. I have to make sure I have a firm grip on the rail. Of course now that my knees are so bad I have to lean into the rail and ease myself down one step at a time anyways so I don't loose my balance and pitch head first down the stairs. I really don't want to have to deal with yet another major surgery....that would be three major and one minor surgeries in the past 14 years, but I may not be able to hold out much longer. Sigh.

Good news/bad news about the track. Business has dropped off drastically this year with poor turn outs in the stands and the pits and the weather has caused several cancellations this season. The drivers have been harassing the owner terribly. They go online and bad mouth him, hassle him at the track, show up at his house to give him a hard time and one even threatened to kill him. So as of last week he has closed the track for the season. He still has to pay the lease on it, but says he's loosing less money by paying the lease with the track closed than he was having it open with such a poor turn out every week. He says he doesn't need to go through the grief and harassment either. Can't blame him for that, but Ron's pretty bummed out. He's worked so hard these past three years to make the concession stands so nice and now it's over. I asked him if it thought the owner really meant it when he said it was closed for the season and he said he really doesn't know what to think. I know he's hoping the owner will change his mind, but knows he probably won't. That's putting a lot of people out of work for the summer too. It was only a couple of nights a week, but every little bit helps these days.

Wow! I just looked at the time. No wonder Reo's fussing for her treat. I didn't realize it was so late. I'd better wrap this up and go serve her before she has a hairy canary. Have a good night/day everyone.

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Good morning Sparklers..

Looks like we are gonna get a battering ..water and wind weather-wise...Gee can't Mother Nature turn on the sun ?? Tired of this dull weather...

I knocked over a mug of tea yesterday and ended up tidying up around the computer room which looks much better now...

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Hello, Everyone!

It's muggy and going to be hot again in western Washington and so I went out at 6:30 am for my walk. I am walking 2 miles at a time now...pretty good for someone who had double hip replacement 6 months ago. Anyway, even then I was sweating like a pig by the time I got home!

Have a great day,

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Good morning. Looks like everyone's doing ok around here. I left early Saturday morning to pick my grandson up in PA. That's an 11 hr trip. Needless to say I didn't make it to the hospital. I did get to teach in Children's church yesterday. That was awesome. I went to the hospital yesterday afternoon. I didn't get back until late last night. She is having a CT scan this morning. They'll be able to decide where to put the stent. The aneurysm is over 5 centimeter's. She won't survive the surgery that you would normally have. Don't ask me what that is. The Dr. told me but I just don't remember what he said. Plan B is a stent to help drain the blood from the area. I think that's how he explained it. I appreciate all of your prayers for her. My little man is still sleeping. I stopped at the store to pick out some new outfits for Tyler. Unbelievable that he outgrew everything we had for him. Sure doesn't take long, does it?

Rose...your cat is exactly like our little Lily. She gets very upset when we leave the house longer than she thinks is necessary! hahaha. Lily is Donna's cat. She follows Donn around like she's her mother. Lil's drinks out of the kitchen or bathroom sink. She'll meow like crazy if we're eating. She wants a bite! haha. Gloria pulls out her iv's as well. The nurse ended up putting a "sleeve" over the arm that has the iv. The fluids still flow, but it's harder for her to get to. A nurses aid has to sit with her when I'm not there so she can't get out of bed or pull at her iv. I spend many hours at the hospital. I'm not going back up to the hospital until tonight. I want to spend some time with Ty while he's here. He has to go back home in 2 weeks. I won't see him again until Dec.

I'm going to get some work out time in. I gained 7 lbs last winter and haven't lost an oz! hugs





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Good morning everyone!!!

Liba....sounds like your weather is getting pretty warm....like ours...it is suppose to be 100 today....yesterday it was 104.

Rose...sounds like you had a great trip....and Reo really missed you. I'm sorry to hear your knees are giving you such fits....I hope you can have the surgery.

Westchick and Rhonda....sounds like another wet day for you. Rhonda...good to hear you were able to figure out your new glasses when walking. I know I have to be careful when I go down a flight of stairs with mine.

Merri...thank you so much for the kind comment on my new towel rack that Guy made...he did have a bit of trouble with it....at one point....and had a fit...LOL
So glad you are able to be there for your dear son...I know he appreciates everything you do for him.

We got a lot done yesterday with washing vehicles and lawn work.

My morning walk is done...must have been a skunk out there this morning....can sure smell it. Taking some barbecued tri-tip and a salad for lunch today.

Blessings to all of you....
Hugs...
Kelly

We are all here on a mission...let us not forget what it is...and why we want it...

Blessings to everyone...be healthy...and be happy...

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Hi emoticon It is noon here and today the weather id very hot - about 90 gr F. I cut our garden with lawn mover but I had to break this work and rest for a while. It is hard work in this sultry weather but it is necessary to finish it. Meteorologists predict rain weather during next days

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The rain really didn't arrive after all although it tried its darndest all day...

Was interesting on my walk...I got my new glasses yesterday ...they have progressive lenses...and I found it kinda of hard at first ...felt like the footpath was gonna come up and slap me in the face at times. .LOL ...but I did manage to figure what was the right level for walking.....

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