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Oh, yeah, Mary,. Larry's phone might work but he would ha e to learn it and it's easier to complain. It would be nice if he had taken pictures and posted them. The keys on his phone are so tiny it's crazy. It also has a small area he can get WiFi. My phone was shattered so I can't use it. We are heading home tomorrow morning.



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Donna, I'm glad were able event there in time.
Pam, that's a great idea because those items are mighty important. I'm thinking you were eating better than you thought. Congrats on staying in onederland!



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Pam: That is such good and practical advice. That is how I did it too. That box becomes very important.

The wedding was nice. The handyman is early so that is good. That means maybe I can get to the reception sooner than I thought.

I had quite the time getting there. I got dressed and realized I don't have any white shoes anymore. ???? Couldn't wear black with this dress so I stopped at Walmart as I was passing it. They don't have dress shoes, so I found some bling sandels. I got up to the register and there wasn't a price tag on them so I went back to get another pair. Then I checked out and my keys were missing. UGH!!!!I finally got in the car 10 min before the wedding was to start. Luckily I beat the bride in. WHEW! The bride was 15 min late starting.

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Mary, if this is your first move in a LOT of years, then may I suggest something? For moving day only. Put a box aside with :

Roll of toilet paper
Kettle
Mug
Tea/Coffee/Milk/Cream/Sugar
Hand towel/paper towels
Couple of granola bars or energy bars or whatever.

In all my moves, I've discovered that needing to use the bathroom only to discover there isn't any loo paper and you can't remember what box your supply is in is very frustrating. Same with the kitchen when you haven't unpacked anything and you are dying for a cup of tea and a snack until you can unpack properly.

Just put that box together the evening before or morning of the move, put it in your car, so that you have the "essentials" until you can unpack.

Wow, I've had a crappy couple of weeks of eating, but when I got on the scales this morning, I was still in ONEderland! I couldn't believe it. I was sure I'd be back up there by now.

Have a wonderful weekend ladies!

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Good morning. I am dressed and ready to help up at church this morning. I usually do laundry on Saturdays but DH is working on the dryer vent so I have to wait until tomorrow to wash clothes. This will be a get caught up with lots of little things day.
We went and had lunch with Stephanie and Decklan yesterday. Won't see him foe awhile so needed those last hugs. I am hoping I can keep busy enough over the next few days and stay away from snacking.

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Donna, I know you like having things to do! I hope the reception will work out and maybe the repairman can come later? You never know when they will show up. Yes, I've been packing and am taking a break. It's not hard, just lots of up and down motions! I've taken everything out of my china cabinet and bubble wrapped even the dishes that were in the little quilted containers. I was given two large sturdy kitchen boxes from my neighbors who are still unpacking. I think I will use the other one for my everyday dishes and the few days I'm here after I close on the new house, I can use paper plates. At least, I have a plan!

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I had trouble getting on the site last night. It kept saying there was a security alert and my computer would freeze. Everything is ok today.
Mary: Glad everything worked out. Hope you kick butt packing today. Must feel good to see box after box stacked.
Kerry: Doesn't Larry have a different phone that would work? I know you were having problems before you left home. Hope during this very sad time that you found comfort in visiting with family and had some down time from the girls.
My coworker is getting married this morning at 10. She said the reception would start at 1 and was a bbq at their house. So I booked a repairman to come from 11:30 to 1:30. Now she says the reception is at 11. GRRRR! They will party all day but the people from work will be there at 11. Not sure what I will be doing now. I don't like milling around a group of people I don't know.

This evening I am meeting a group of ladies to see a stand up comedy show. Should be fun.

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Oh, Kerry, that's awful! i'm not one to ask technical questions so I know I can't help. Is your old phone still available? Can 'they' go in and find the info? Maybe give the new phone back and get one not associated with anything and start all over? I'm sorry you have this to contend with. Glad you had a good family get together, though.

The realtor and lender talked last night and the they got back with me. I'm told not to worry....hahahahaha! They do know me as a huge worrier, so it's a moot point! But they both figured out how to handle things and I will wait to see if another document is needed for me to sign today. I will pack as many boxes as I can this weekend...that's my job!

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Mary, I hope all that gets resolved quickly.
Yes, I'm blocked out of gmail and FB because I bought a new phone and can't remember my old Google sign. I tried the one I've glad for a several months but that's not good enough in their opinion so no Google which means no Facebook or email for me. It also means no cell phone because they're all connected. That means Trish hasn't gotten any photos or info on her kids which is why she asked others to post if they had seen us. Extremely frustrating.

This evening we had dinner with Larry's nephew, his wife and their son plus his sister who just had that horrible bowel surgery. It was a good time.



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I'm sure your resolve will pay off, Pat. You are such a success story!

I had a nice time at the luncheon. I had another document to eSign right before I left the house AND right as I entered the country club where the luncheon was held. I have talked with my realtor and the lender...with the lowering of the purchase price of the house, there are things that need to be addressed and it doesn't make any sense to me that my payment won't be lowered or that the loan isn't going to reflect a lower purchase price. My realtor is calling the lender now to work things out. So much of this I do not understand. It's math!! Ugh.

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TGIF everyone. It has been a pretty good day today. The weather is not pleasant but the day was. I did my morning exercise then we met Stephanie and Decklan in Lawrence where we ate lunch. I had a salad with light dressing then a small piece of Decklan's Cheese pizza. We then went to the library where they have a really nice area for kids to play in. I was going to keep him a couple days this weekend but then tomorrow I will be helping serve at a funeral dinner at our church.
The next few days are really going to be busy for me. I am hoping this will help me keep out of the refrigerator and pantry. I need to get back in the habit of not snacking fast. I have gained way too much of what I lost last year and I am very upset about that, upset at myself. Not going to go there again not not not!

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Thanks, friends! I probably will have more things to deal with for my new house today now that this house seems to be 'done!' The appraisal of the new house was lower than what I was paying, so my realtor asked the seller to lower the price. She's been difficult to deal with. She finally agreed to lower it back to the asking price rather than the 'bidding war' price I ended up paying---but she took back her gorgeous stainless steel fridge! So I will use my old white one until I can buy a new one. Oh, well, it will be fine.

Kerry, your daughter was asking how you and the kids were on FB last nght and someone said you were locked out of email, FB, etc. I guess you got here somehow. Hope all is okay with you.

Rita, it's hard enough to pass up what WE buy...even harder when someone else does it! Hope you can get back on track today. I'm hopeless there, at least for a while!

I was invited to a luncheon and style show today by a friend I haven't seen in probably close to a year. I need some 'mind relief' from all the house doings! TGIF...

Mary
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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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Congrats on selling the house, Mary!!



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Mary, happy dance! happy dance! I'm SO glad that everything seems to be signed, sealed and (not quite) delivered! Such a relief for you. ((hugs))

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At least I can comfort myself that I'm in good company! I did my 45 min of biking this morning and started recording my foods again. I was trying and even did well with buying veggies at the store. Then DS came home with 2 kinds of cookies and 2 kinds of chips. They are all on my table in easy reach! I've already dipped into it all. I'm sitting here sipping a cup of tea and hoping I can resist. I can hide the chips in the pantry but the cookies are already neatly arranged (not by me) under the glass cake dome. I am keeping myself busy playing with my ham radio stuff so hope I can get through the rest of the night with no more food! We are sure in this all together! I'm glad you are here and understand the struggle!


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I did too. And by doing so I went way over, oh well there is always tomorrow right!

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At least we're consistent, lol! You are so diligent, pat! When I go over calories I just have that next meal!!!

Well, the deal has gone through and my house is sold!! So happy!!

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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I join you all in the over eating category. In fact by 12:30 today I had consumed all of my calories for the day. Now I either don't eat another thing the rest of the day or I go over my calories again. I wake up every day hoping It will be a good eating day. And it seems each day I struggle again. I keep wondering if it will ever not be an issue with me. I have a feeling that answer is no.

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I hope you get your work o nthe house done at a good time for you, Donna. i had 3 meals out this week and have had leftovers evrey day, too. So there's probably no hope in my future for even a minor loss until next week. I've been invited to a luncheon tomorrow as well.

The AC people did contact my realtor and said my heater and AC are fine and work compatibly, whatever that means! So I had another DocuSign thing to sign a few minutes ago. If all goes well, I think the house is sold! I'm mentally worn out again. Truly, I could take a nap! I find all this so very stressful!

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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I also will probably be gaining weight this week. I grabbed a hamburger on the go from work to Noah's game at 5 last night. Friday night I am going out to dinner. Saturday I am going to a wedding and bbq reception and then in the evening out to dinner and a stand up comedy thing. You can't really be good and eat out . Today we are having a potluck at work. That means all day grazing. UGH!
I am meeting a handyman on my lunch hour to see what he will charge to hang my 2 shades outside. My only opening for him to do the work is Sat. between 11:30 and 1. Hope he can do it.


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Good morning, friends. Kerry, it's the last day of the option period for the people buying my house. They waited until yesterday to ask for money and things to be fixed or looked at! That's why I was so antsy. I was at Cherilyn's all day because the twins had fever and runny noses, the baby was stuffy and coughing, and Cherilyn was trying to do laundry and housework---I checked my phone a lot and all of a sudden all these emails about BOTH houses needing my attention came through! Once I got home and started in on what needed to be answered, I hoped everyone would get back with me. The lender did, and she made serveral calls on my behalf. But none of the pressing questions got answered. The appraiser for this house will come at 8:00 this morning. I will walk with my friend Susie and be gone for an hour. Then I will come home. I hope no one needs me during that time since I won't be able to 'do business' while I'm out for a walk!!

Are you okay with how the funeral went and the people you got to see? I'm sure it's draining. How long will you stay where you are now? Then you have the BIL's funeral, too. What a crazy couple of weeks you'll have. I hope you are able to get some rest and that people are helping you with the kids.

Mary
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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Mary, I guess it's hard to coordinate people and activities these days.people only care about themselves. I hope everything gets taken care of quickly

We spent the evening at my stepmother's-dinner, divided some coins dad had saved. The girls got crabby early so my sister suggested they get to the 2 cards I wanted to sign so we could get home. Most of the cards were from people I don't know so I just signed the cards from cousins



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OH, Rita, that really isn't fair. I join you and Pam in not having a good week. I regained the 2 pounds I've lost recently, too. But just keep trying and we can do it again.

I had a good day with my daughter and granddaughters. I came home and had a phone call and several house related emails. I have. Even waiting since 5:00 for someone to get back with me about these newest house issues and am bummed to have missed a meeting because of it. I truly hoped someone would follow up on these important things... Important to me, at least!!

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At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Oh Rita, that just doesn't seem fair, does it? Someone just waltzing in after she has been sick for weeks. Of COURSE she's going to win any weight loss challenge! emoticon

Well I can honestly say that my food intake has gone (pardon the phrase) all to hell this past two weeks. Leading up to Easter, and since, I have managed to gain 2 of the 22 pounds I had lost. I need to get back on my game, or I'm going to be in trouble....sigh...



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Just a quick check in to say Hi to everyone. I hope to get my nutrition tracked before my computer goes "non-responsive" again. My weigh-ins have been terrible the last 4 weeks. I am even above what I was in January now. I got so deflated at TOPS that I have been thinking "forget it." Not a good self talk! Did I mention they gave the monthly award to some gal who hadn't shown up in weeks, had C-diff and was in the hospital. She came cruising in to get the monthly loss and hasn't shown up since. I was "runner-up". That's no big deal, just a mention. A number of people have expressed how unfair this all is but it sits at that. So much for "taking off pounds sensibly". I exercised, kept food records and drank my water...all how TOPS says we are to do this. Pooh! I think I need to find another place to check in. So, I'll get off my soap box now and hope you are all doing well yourselves!!

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I love when they work on sewer/water lines. They started our neighborhood last September or so and are still working on it. They have now gotten past our street so we can get in and out without having to go on a mile detour.

We got rain this morning-EARLY morning and it's still very dreary. Well, my brother is up and it sounds like Larry might be so I need to finish up some sparking before we eat.



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Good morning, friends! My walking buddy has a bathroom leak (is that catching, lol?!) like I did a couple of weeks ago so she can't walk this morning. That means I'll get an earlier start to go see my daughter and the grandgirls! I haven't seen them in over 2 weeks...withdrawal!

Kerry, it was some sort of a sewer rotorooter type thing to see if there were cracks in the sewer lines. Some people told me it was a new type of inspection. Most others, like me, said they'd never heard of it. I guess things were okay...the couple came to show their friends the house last night and when I got home there were lights on upstairs and the sofa cushions were rearranged like people sat down and talked! I hope they said "I love this new house that you will be buying!' Hooray! I'm so glad Trish brought the pills to you. Aaron has big responsibilities with 2 small babies. I sure hope he cleans up his act. You have had so much to deal with....leave the kids with Larry (make him do that!!) and get that pedicure. Maybe a massage afterwards, too. I know this is a stressful time. Hope you have a restful day.

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Mary, my brother says the people may have issues with chemicals. I would never have thought of that. Trish brought those pills to my house so he can't get them.
I hope Stephanie gets the help she needs and will take the meds she needs, Pat. Pam, glad you're feeling better. I hope you didn't have problems from being late.
We've had a quiet dad of doing nothing. My brother made dinner for us. I really need to get a pedicures before my toes become weapons.



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Pam, that is a tough start to your day. Hope it improves. At least you are feeling better today.

Pat: I hope the Aleve helps your leg. It is an easy fix if it works.

I am home for lunch. Work is up and down. Supposed to do an interview to hire a new nurse.



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I'm so glad you went to the doctor, Pat, and I hope it's 'only' something that Aleve and exercises will take care of. I'm glad Stephanie is taking her meds. My middle sister (the rest of the sisters think) is also bipolar. We know she's depressed, at least. She used to be sooo way off at different times. She would shut everyone out, then yell at my parents because her issues were 'their fault' according to her doctor. She has been much better in the last year or so. I think having to deal with Mama because she lived close by gave her a measure of self worth and she actually rallied to the cause and enjoyed being responsible. Most of her life whatever happened was someone else's fault and we paid a steep price for her not getting the right help. It's a sad situation and I'm sure a balance of meds and attitude is hard to come by. You do such a fabulous job with Decklan and it's evident how much he loves you!

Pam, what a start to your day!! I hope you found your keys and can get both cats on an even keel by now! I saw your FB huge lot of 'stuff' to pack and ship. You day goes on for a long time!!

I had a busy but good day as Story Lady. I will have a session at the gym in a while and then rush home to change for dinner with friends while the couple who is buying my house shows it to friends. I will visit Cherilyn and the girls tomorrow!

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Mary, Stephanie does take her medicine and she is seeing a therapist so she is doing all she can to help herself,I think. And she does take him outside on her up days, they have a nice backyard in this rental house. But it is so sad to me that Decklan has a mommy who struggles with issues. You just want your kids to be alright. And truth be known if the situation was different I might of not gotten him so often and never have know all the joy this little guy brings me. It is well worth the tiredness.
Pam I hope you have found the van keys by now. I hate it when a days plan gets all messed up. Hope Jack the cat came through the shave with flying colors.
Well went to the Dr. About leg pain and the diagnosis is It is probably an inflamed bursa sack on my upper thigh. I have some exercises to do and need to take Alieve twice a day. She still wants to take an x-ray of the thigh to rule out any bone issues but after the exam she didn't think there was much chance of that. I also discussed a couple other issues and was comfortable with that conversation. So I am glad that is over.

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Good morning gals. My "great" immune system kicked in, and whatever it was that was causing my swollen glands and aches and pains are gone today! emoticon

There was a bit of a panic this morning (before my coffee - not good...LOL). Jack the cat had an 11am appt at the vet, for his yearly shave. He goes in on surgery days because he's such a ratbag (he hates to be "messed" with) that they have to knock him right out to do it. So it's the no-food-or-water-after-10pm routine. Well, I deliberately got up late because I didn't want to face the drama of the lack of food and water which I knew I'd face from both Jenson and Jack this morning. But while I was in the shower, they called the shop and asked where he was because he was supposed to have been there by 9!!!! Well, I remember the girl telling me 11am and checked the card on the fridge - yup - 11am. Well I still dripping from the shower with my head in a towel, so Leah tossed him in the carrier to take him. Do you think we could find the van keys? They weren't where they were supposed to be, so there was a panic about that. Damn I can't handle all this drama running around dripping and before my first coffee! So Leah took her car and left. Jack doesn't do well with being knocked out so we plan on leaving him there until late afternoon to make sure they can keep an eye out for him. As it is, when he comes home, we have to shut him in a bedroom with food, water and litter box, or he'll simply tumble down the whole staircase trying to get down. There are no doors downstairs so except for the laundry room which has a litterbox that Jenson requires, I can't shut him anywhere. Ah well, enough of the morning's panic. LOL!

Have a great day everyone!

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Thanks, Pat! I really hope this will be the last time I am asked to 'show' the house and leave! I am leaving one heavy box that I can't easily carry in the kitchen. They will just have to overlook that. They won't officially buy the house until the day they sign next month so I am trying to be accommodating. But you're right----after a while, it just needs to be a waiting game!

I'm sorry you worry about Stephanie and Decklan, too. He must be a very easy going child to sit and play quietly if Stephanie isn't 'actively engaged.' Does she take her meds or just doesn't? That can be scary, too. Hugs to you and Kerry for being Grandmothers Extraordinary!

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Mary you have gone over and above being obliging to the realators, lookers, and now buyers. I hope this Is the last time you have to find something to do. I also think it is guts for this request to even be made. They bought the house they can wait until it is they live in it to invite friends over.
Kerry I can only imagine taking care of the two little ones while on a trip. You are more than a saint in my eyes. I know after having Decklan, one little one, for three days two nights I am pretty tired. I also understand your not wanting to leave them with their father if he has drinking problems, and now pill issues, wow. I have a little concern for Decklan with Stephanie's bipolar. Not for his safety because I know she loves him so much she would never put him in harms way. But I do know she lays on the couch all day, does not get out of her pajamies, and Decklan just plays in their tiny little house. This is when she is down because of her disease. When he is here we go outside every chance we get and even inside he has lots of room to run around. Plus I am always right there to play with him. I did not think I would ever say this but I am truly glad she decided to only have one.
Decided to stay home from Y. I could of gone since my DR appointment isn't until 10:30. But my glasses are all messed up so before my appointment I am going to the eye doctor and have them fix my frames.
Donna I guess Grace is ether now since you are walking her again. Did you ever find out what the problem was? Hope you have an easy day at work today.
Rita I enjoyed your pictures on FB. I tried to get some of Decklan but he is in constant motion so most of them are blurry. All your grandkids looked so cute. And how special to have so many close.

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Donna, you always seem to have a very full day! I hope Gracie will enjoy the exercise.

Kerry, it sounds like an awful situation. Maybe Trish should throw those pills away or tell Aaron to get his act together. They got married? I'm sorry the situation has escalated. But wow, you have undertaken so much for her. There's no time for you to process your dad's death. I sure hope people will help you out while you're gone.

I got an email from one of the realtors last night. The young couple wanted to know the name of the carpet and where it was purchased, the name of the laminate and name of the paint! I kept a bag of samples and was able to do that! They want to show the house to friends tonight. It will be a very rainy day---but I made arrangements to have dinner with friends while they are here. I hope it's the last time because I need to throw myself into full fledged packing mode!

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The truth is I don't trust Aaron with the kids. He is a weekend alcoholic and has recently taken some of Trish's pain pills (from the c-section) with the booze so he can"sleep better".

Sounds like a good day for you, Donna.
I hope those who are sick a speedy recovery.
Mary, we went out and found my grandmother's plot. My brother plans to go back and clean it up before the burial. She died after child birth. She and the baby died during the night because she didn't stop bleeding. My grandfather figured it was just the normal birthing stuff. emoticon My grandfather did marry a great lady who all the kids loved.



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Pam: It sounds like you should go to bed for a few days. Tell DH your private nurse prescribed it. ha ha

Kerry: Wow, you guys took that trip with both the girls by yourself? That is just crazy. I am glad you had a nursery to put them in for the funeral. What would Trish do if you were not available for her? Can't her husband watch the kids?
Pat: Let us know what the doctor says about your leg.
Mary: Sorry the family is sick. Hope they all get better soon.

I worked today, then I took the dog to the dog park, mowed the lawn, and went to Noah's game. I think I am done for today.

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Pam, I'm sorry you're not feeling well.
We have both the girls. Their mom is in Florida-she has to work. It would be nice if she found someone she could trust with them but every time you turn around some child is injured or killed by a sitter. It's really scary out there today. We have had some help with John's girlfriend. We're staying at John's home. He's my youngest brother. They had a few people volunteer to staff the nursery at church which was nice. The memorial was nicely done-my sister did the eulogy and almost made it clear through before crying. She also did a nice job on the picture picture slide. It did bother me to see more pictures of dad with my stepmother and her kids than with us from his first marriage. There were a lot more of them at the funeral, too., but only two of them spoke to us. I think they are the younger kids of Mary's first marriage so they were still at home when our parents married. Anyway, that's done so we'll be doing thank you notes tomorrow. We also need to visit Larry's sister who just had the surgery and his nephew and his family who's dad just passed away.

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Cherilyn and the girls didn't join my sister in law and me for lunch because she caught whatever Pam has!! Does it travel cross country?? Grace had a slight fever and cough on Saturday. Everyone went to church yesterday and to the other grandmother's house for Easter lunch. Emmaline threw up all over Steven and the couch while Cherilyn ran to the store for a few things last night and she woke up with an almost completely swollen throat and fever herself this morning. Ugh. I guess germs are all around.

Pat, I sure hope the doctor will be able to help you figure out what's going on with your leg. It's not fun, for sure. You are such a trooper to still go work out!

I had a nice lunch with my sister in law. My former teaching partner and I were supposed to join another teacher for dinner tonight. That other teacher can't go and my friend wants to have me go with her after school to look for her dad's headstone. We may or may not have an early, easy dinner. I'm full!!!

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Pam we were posting at the same time. Sure hope you are not coming down with something. Hopefully no one else will either. Everyone in my close family had a stomach virus, all in different degrees. I had Decklan through some of his and lived with DH during his and I luckily avoided that bug. So you just never know.

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Sounds like most of you had nice Easter Sunday"s. Mine was very special too. We took Decklan to early church then a church breakfast, then the Easter egg hunt. He did pretty good in church, made it through half the sermon, he loves the muffins at the breakfast and he brought home 44 candy filled eggs. He is such a happy little guy and gets so much joy out of everything. It is impossible to be unhappy around him. Then DH smoked lots of meat and I made some easy side dishes and Decklan's mommy and daddy got here around 4 so we ate at 4;30. Our son was coming but he got sick so did not come. We had a smaller egg hunt for Decklan here.
I have made a doctors appointment for tomorrow. Something is not right about my leg. What I have been thinking it probably was, a pulled muscle, is not getting better but getting worse. I have a trip coming up where a lot of walking will be involved so needed to see if I can get some relief. The pain in my leg is waking me up at night and hurting most of the day.
Kerry thinking of you today as you attend your fathers funeral.
Pam and Rita your both Easter's sounded great. There is nothing better than watching our grandkids enjoy themselves.
Mary once you are moved you will be able to spend much more time with the girls. But your Easter sounded nice too. I can not imagine a five story townhome.
I went to the Y this morning but did not do weights. The water felt especially good. Well time to get some work done.

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Oh great - NOW I know why I was so sore last night. After everyone (but Leah & James) left, I noticed that I had a pulsating high pitched whining in my ears, mostly my left ear. I was SO tired I fell asleep almost instantly (unusual for me), and this morning, my throat hurts and my whole body is aching. Also the glands in my neck are feeling really tender. Damn if I'm not getting sick with something! emoticon

And, to make matters worse, I would probably be at my most infectious yesterday, which probably means I gave it to my grandbabies and everyone else who got a hug and/or a kiss from me....sigh

Oh well, I'm at work (no let up for me I'm afraid) so I'm off again. (of course this time of year is getting really busy!) emoticon

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I was lazy last night and didn't do anything but clean my dishes from the get together. I need to get my walking clothes on and get these boxes in the garage. I also need to mop since I trekked in dirt and stuff with all my doings over the weekend. My sister in law, daughter, and the girls will join me for lunch at one of our favorite family restaurants.

Pam, it sounds like you had a great Easter with the kids. I missed not seeing my grandchildren but Cherilyn sent pictures. The twins had 3 Easter Egg hunts in 2 days, lol...and sweet Emmaline just sat on the sidelines looking around. I'm sure next year she'll be toddling along behind her sisters.

Kerry, I'm hoping that your dad's funeral will be of comfort today. You don't have both of those children with you without Trish, I hope?? You have enough to deal with! Know that we are thinking of you. And the BIL's funeral is next week? I hope the time between will be one of reconnecting.

So much to do and so little time....I'm off to be productive! Happy Monday.

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Kerry, do you have both grandbabies with you? Is Trish there with you too?

It has been a crazy day with a hyper 4 year old and a sweet little girl who is playing strange with everyone. Although by the time dinner was ready, she was getting better. LOL! I was playing ball with Landon on the big side lot, and I think I've hurt my shoulders throwing a ball with both hands overhead. I'm such a loser. LOL!

I don't think I've ever lived in a single story home. Our last house in London had four finished levels. I must admit, even if I bought a single story home, I'd probably insist on having a finished basement as well.

Time to curl up and go to sleep. G'night! emoticon

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Hi. I think 5 stories would be way beyond .e. I can't imagine people our age wanting to do all those steps. I've been getting in my stairs here at my brother's but it's just a two story.
We didn't make it to church. Two fussy babies all night did me in. This evening we had one last dinner with our family and our stepmother's family. We have to be at church by 9:30 for the service. We had a short meeting after dinner to discuss a letter dad had written to all of us explaining who he wanted to have what but he had actually manage to do that before the Alzheimer's set in. Two of my cousins have vowed that we are going to start getting together more often and decided that St. Augustine would be a great spot. Hopefully we can do that. I need to get some sleep but right now am waiting to put my eye drops in. It has to be 1 hour after the restarts.



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Donna, I can't wait to get into a one story...it was hard going up and down those massive stairs today. The friends of Dave live in a 3 story and their stairs are really steep. They are used to it but I think it would get old quickly. We carried appetizer plates up and down the stairs along with wine glasses----I'd really have to be careful of that, too, lol! It was a gorgeous place, though, and the treetop view from the roof garden was fabulous!

Rita, we were posting at the same time. Their housekeeper goes all the way to the outside deck and vacuums cat hair off the furniture cushions...but there was cat hair all over everything outside and three of us were allergic! I can't imagine lugging a vacuum up and down 5 flights of stairs! She must be a very fit housekeeper!

I'm ready for a nap myself! I hope the taco bar is fun for all.

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I love taco bars for family get togethers. We've done quite a few and the family is always happy. Now that you mention it, I think I'll propose one for our next gathering. I am so susceptible to suggestions...haha. Notting Hill is a fun show to watch. Haven't seen it in years. DH prefers reruns of Piorot or Agatha Christie and I mean over and over again!

Mary, those tall homes would do me in. I don't do stairs well to begin with. My one time housekeeper had a client who bought one of those with 3 stories and she just couldn't do it so eventually she had to give them her notice. I guess if you are in good shape it's okay but like Donna said if you get sick or old, it's a problem.



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I was just watching Notting Hill for the empteeenth time and was wondering about those "row" houses that have stairs to multiple levels. I mean what if you broke a leg or got old and incapacitated? How would you manage? I have never lived in anything but a single level house.

I had hoped to spend the day with the kids but their unexpected overnight company had them up until midnight so after the Easter egg hunt they went home for a nap. I am supposed to go over there soon for our taco bar.
I spent part of the day doing yard work. Could have done more but the garbage can is full and pick up isn't until Thursday.
Rita, your day sounds lovely. I am glad it went smoothly and everyone was there. We have to treasure those family get togethers that work out so well.

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It sounds like a lovely day all around, Rita. I'm glad you had such a big turnout for church and brunch. It's sort of hard to go to Mass by myself on a holiday but I saw a lot of people I knew so it turned out okay. I saw a man who used to go to a local bar, sort of like Cheers, and he 'followed' a country western singer we liked to go hear. I hadn't seen him in months and was sad to see that he sort of looked lost. I told him hi but I don't think he knew who I was. He had on dirty jeans and an old shirt---and just didn't look like he was quite 'with it.' I think he's a good 10 years older than I am...I hope it's not dementia. I don't really know anything about him...just his name.

Lunch was at the new home of a couple I met a couple of years ago who are friends with Dave's co-workers. They have a 5 story townhouse! Wow....I was huffing and puffing to get from bottom to top! The deck outside is on the top level, along with a 'mancave' and bathroom and lots of storage. The main level, level 2, had the kitchen and living area. I think I would lose a lot of weight going up and down all day!

I hope everyone had a great day.

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Easter Blessings to all of you! He is Alive! emoticon

I got to church early today. The Mass I was going to is always so overly crowded they have a second location for the "overflow" Mass in the parish hall. Since DH was serving there I claimed 2 rows to hold the 12 of us who were going to that Mass. I had told the kids to get there early to help me save our seats so I was pleased they all managed to do that. Afterwards we had a really good brunch at our house. First year to try brunch and it was a big hit. Everyone wants to do it again next year. The weather is lovely at 71 degrees and we had an Easter egg hunt in the backyard. I so delight in watching my grown kids and their little ones searching eggs. I am so blessed to have such an amazing family. I'm tired now and plan to be lazy the rest of the day. All the good candy is gone so maybe I can get back on track now!

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Everyone have a wonderful Easter Sunday. HE IS RISEN!!

God bless,

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HAPPY EASTER!

I am off to church and then will have the Easter Egg hunt for Noah. Later, a taco bar for lunch. That's about it for me.

Enjoy your day.

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Happy Easter, my sweet Sparklers! I will have lunch with some of Dave's former co-workers. They have been wonderful about including me for Easter lunch with many new and old friends from his work years.

Oh, Pam...no, I put that on my Spark page just because it 'spoke' to me about all the ups and downs. I don't know why or how it showed up under my name...it was something that 'coach Stephanie' had posted somewhere on Spark one day. Thanks for looking out for me! I copied and pasted so much stuff at the beginning, trying for some sort of perspective! Trust me: Dave's death wasn't a bump in the road...more like a boulder that stopped me in Life's Journey! But I am slowing whittling that boulder down! Thanks, my friend!

Donna, my Blue Cross Blue Shield would give a Visa gift card at the end of the year for a variety of healthy things I did: joined WW, ate 5 fruits/veggies per day for 6 weeks, get 'x' amount of exercise a day for 6 weeks, etc. You had to keep a log and record it on the website but it paid for all the Mother of the Groom dress/accessories for Greg's wedding and many other things over the last few years I had the insurance. Look into it...free money and healthy things at the same time!

I spent yesterday packing up the kitchen extras. I cleaned out all the drawers except my cutlery. I have extra mugs that need to be packed but 4 more boxes are done! Unfortunately, my kitchen is a cluttered mess. I'm up early but went to bed very early, so it balanced out. I go to 8:00 Mass since i'm up and will prep my veggie tray afterwards, put the boxes in the garage, and enjoy the rest of the day! My sister in law wants to come 'say goodbye' to my house so we will meet with Cherilyn and the girls for a noon lunch tomorrow, then come back here and visit for a while. I have dinner with 2 teacher friends from my old school that night--people are wanting to get together before I move. Here come the pounds!

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Kerry: I am glad you got back there safely. Enjoy seeing everyone.

Rita: You are one busy person. Enjoy Easter.

Mary: you sure have your ducks in a row. You are doing everything well.

I have had a lazy day. I went to bed late and was up from 3 to 4:30. I was dragging today. Spent about 2 hours in the yard and eventually took a well needed nap. I got to walk Grace for the first time in a month. My friend that has the same health insurance as me got a call. If she uses their fitbit and walks 7500 steps a day, she will get a check for $150.00 Don't know all details but I know insurances are promoting preventative medicine. She said there are rebates for yearly mammograms and physicals. I may look into this later.

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Mary, I have to ask you something. Does that Stefanie's (whoever she is) comment at the bottom of your remarks bug you? She put that on there not long after your husband passed away, and you were still struggling to get back on your feet. Every time I read that I get angry. So she thinks that losing your husband is just "a little bump in the road"? I'm surprised that an admin (which is is/was, apparently) would make such a stupid thoughtless remark before reading back to find out what it was you were all about! When it first stuck in my craw, I tried to find her to write to her and suggest that she might want to change her words, but couldn't find her.

Just sayin'. I was wondering if it bugged you as much as it bugged me. LOL!

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I'm glad you made it safely to Nebraska, Kerry. Enjoy the family and I'm sure there will be many wonderful memories to share for both your dad's and your BIL's funerals. You were born in 1950, though...not '59!

I got a huge bill from ATT, over $100 more than last month's bill. I did an online chat early this morning and was thrilled that the nice woman gave me an excellent new deal and organized my moving day transfer. Imagine my surprise when I got the confirmation email and my address was wrong! Can't have the guy going to the wrong house! So I did another online chat with another ATT rep and she 'fixed it.' BUT....that confirmation email not only had the same wrong address, but she changed the moving date to this coming Tuesday! Thank goodness I caught it in time. I won't even close on the new house til the first week in May. So I gave up and called ATT, got another very nice person, and finally got a new confirmation with the correct info. Serves me right for trying to take care of business by myself.

Happy early Easter to everyone!

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Hi, Lose weight. I'm Kerry born November 20, 1959. I lived in Nebraska for 35 years, had 3 girls and now have lived in Orange Park, Florida, for 32 years and now have 4 grandchildren-17, & 14 years, 14 months and 3 months. The youngest was born on my dad's 93rd birthday. We're in Lincoln now for dad's funeral. I'm sorry they won't be able to get to know each other. Dad died on our oldest daughter's birthday. emoticon



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Hello everyone. I had a post half written and lost it-I think it was my brother bringing lunch. We had a great visit last night with several family members from out of state. The one I really wanted to see is a giant compared to the rest of us. My sister may have posted pictures on FB but I still can't get in. The top of my head reaches his breast bone. Talk about feeling short! He is really informed in family information.

We will be heading over to my stepmother's in a bit for dinner with her family.





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You've had a busy couple of days, Rita! I thought about going to the Stations at 3:00 but my financial adviser, who used to be in Austin, was possibly coming to see me on his way back to Florida, where he moved a couple of years ago. I packed boxes and decluttered all my kitchen drawers while I waited...and he called around 3:30 to say he'd been delayed and was just driving through. It was a nice, quiet day--the 2nd in a row--and I have been relaxed. Today I am doing laundry and a big clean up. I have lunch plans with some of Dave's former co-workers. They have invited me for Easter ever since he passed away and I always look forward to being with them.

I hope everyone has a delightful Easter...blessings for a lovely spring!

Please tell us your name, Loseweight 1212..it's so much easier! And tell us about yourself!

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Welcome LoseWeight 1212. I'm Rita from the Denver, CO area. I was born in Dec. of 1950. Christmas week to be exact!

Last night I was at the 2 hr Mass of the Lord's Supper including washing the feet of 12 people. Last year us 3 Deacon wives were invited to have our feet washed. It was quite humbling to have our dear pastor wash and kiss our foot. We have a new pastor this year. After the Mass the 3 Deacons and us wives all went out for a late dinner. We had so much fun. Today, Good Friday, we went to the 3:00 Veneration of the cross. It was another 2 hr long. I was so hungry by the time we were finished. So Rex and I went to a popular fish restaurant and it was wonderful. Most places were open today including mail delivery.

Tomorrow I will do most of the food prep for our Easter Brunch. My girls are bringing things too. Our weather has been convertible weather and I've loved that. I'd be out on the patio but our neighbors, who appear to be out of town, have left a noisy building project going in their back yard. We can't figure out what it is exactly. It could be a lanai to go with their new hot tub or an art studio. It's quite elaborate. I hope it gets done very soon!! If it was in my own backyard I wouldn't mind a bit. Haha

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Wow, this sounds like s fun group. Looking forward to meeting all of you. Thanks TEACHING for the welcome😊.

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Work is dead today. No phone calls and no one returning my phone calls. Oh well, it could be slammed. Retail is open and most MD offices are closed. Don't know about banks. For sure most businesses will close early today. We are closing a half hour early. YEA.

Beautiful weather here. I have the doors and windows open.

Welcome newcomer. I am Donna from AZ and am a couple of years younger and still working full time. 11 months and 2 weeks to retirement possibilities.

Pat Enjoy Decklan this Easter. I have to get my plastic eggs out and fill them for Noah. I will do the hiding Easter Sunday. Feel bad that he doesn't have any competition for looking for the eggs. Last year I made his dad look too. We will have a taco bar lunch together.

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I'm glad you got your Y routine done before getting Decklan, Pat. I had a nice talk with Cherilyn and they are going to 3 Easter Egg hunts between today and Sunday afternoon! I can't wait til I live closer and can do a lot more with the girls.

I had a wonderful chat with Chris yesterday on the way to the Modern Widow's Club meeting. He said David had his 1 yr. checkup with the orthopedic surgeon and she is very pleased with the progress of his feet! He started walking 2 weeks ago and there is no sign of the clubfoot becoming any more of an issue! We are all so thankful!

I just heard from the financial guy. He is running late and wants to get home for Easter so no visit today. That's fine...so I will try to finish up the 3 boxes I did today: all the junk drawers, extra kitchen utensils, and baking pans, etc. That was just the right amount to do today. I am making shrimp gumbo for dinner. Even though I don't have to fast today I am only having 1 meal. I am sooo hungry but that's a good thing on Good Friday!

Mary
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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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We went to the Y this morning and I did my routine except for getting into the water. Then we went to Lawrence to pick up Decklan. We will have him until Sunday when Stephanie and Wyatt come here for dinner. We will be taking him to church and then the Easter egg hunt. It will be a busy time.
It has rained off and on all day so even though the temps are mild it is way too muddy to p,any outside. Tomorrow is suppose to be better.
I thought for sure the mail would not run today but it has so looks like it is not a holiday for them either. I did notice the two school districts we pass on our way to the Y were both closed. Our church is not even having a Good Friday service. We always did the entire time I worked at the church. Oh well times do change.
Speaking of change someone needs a change of diaper.
Wishing everyone a great Easter!

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Donna, no, there's no one there. In fact, no one has lived there at all since the seller did all the renovations. The story I heard was that the seller bought it and fixed it up for her mother but the mother passed away before she could move it. Cherilyn and I think maybe that was mid-reno and the seller just slapped the rest of it together and said she was done with it. Just my opinion, because so much of it is great and other things were either done wrong or overlooked during the easiest time to fix things!

Welcome, Loseweight 1212. I'm Mary, born in December! We have a great group.

Pam, everything is open here. The secular world in general just doesn't hold Holy Week as anything special any more. I hope you can just ignore the calls and have a peaceful day off.

I have been cleaning out kitchen drawers and cabinets, cleaning, and washing baskets that hold utensils, and packing almost all of the extra kitchen stuff. I'm really making progress today. I am waiting to hear if my financial adviser from Primerica is coming by today. He's on his way back to Florida and told me late yesterday that he would call as he comes through Houston. Iam taking a well needed break.



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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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not a state holiday here in Illinois but schools are out. Retail shops are open and I think companies vary by policy.

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Welcome LOSEWEIGHT1212! emoticon Always room for one more on this thread. Happy Easter to you as well.

Today, (Good Friday) is a stat holiday here in Canada. Everything is closed today. Is it a stat holiday in the US? Our phone in the shop seems to be ringing a lot with American customers, and I'm wondering if everyone is still working there.

I've been busy cleaning today, trying to make the house look like it's worthy of guests. LOL! I've been very negligent with my housework the last few weeks - and it shows! I I'm dusting and polishing and trying to find a place for all the "stuff" that was lying around. I have TOO MUCH STUFF! Trouble is, I tend to use it all on certain occasions, so I don't want to get rid of it (at least all the kitchen stuff). LOL!

Everyone have a lovely weekend!

God bless,

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Yep, born in 50. January. Spending Easter alone this year and will miss being with family but bad knee prohibiting travel. Looking forward to feeling better soon! Happy Easter everyone!

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Mary: Is the house you are buying occupied? Just wondering.



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Safe travel, Kerry, and I hope that you will enjoy being with your family. Dave used to say that we only saw distant relatives at funerals but that was usually the case.

Donna, how awful. I'm so sorry you have poison oak. I've never had anything like that but I break out every time I do anything in the flower beds....just small hives. I'm sure there's something in there I'm allergic to. You've had so much to deal with these last few weeks. I'm glad you have a happy time with your friend to look forward to.

Pat, the puppy sounds like a handful! I enjoyed my dogs for 33 years but am quite content to be 'pet-less' now. Good luck!!

I slept well yesterday and last night for pretty much the first time since I bought the house and got the contract on this one. Maybe I'm calming down a little! The couple buying my house asked to show it to friends on Tuesday night so I've asked my former teaching partner, Sarah, to meet me for dinner. I will have Easter lunch with some of Dave's co-workers. They include me in their Easter plans every year. Last year 2 of their friends got into a politcal screaming match and one man grabbed his wife and they left! I asked if they would be with us...needed to get ready for the battle, lol. Dave's friend said the couple and the woman weren't invited this year----darn! No drama!!

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

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At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Hi! We're on the west side of St Louis for the night and heading to Lincoln in the morning.. I hear there are lots of plans have been made for the weekend. Trish may have posted dad's obit on FB. Since they still have me blocked I don't get notifications for Gmail or Facebook.



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Wow, no one had anything to say today. Kerry is probably on the road now. Drive safe.

I have poison oak all up one leg and now on the other leg. Soooooo itchy. I suspect my grandsons that did not stay on the trail transferred it to me. I get it so bad I get hives on top of the original rash. I have to take steroids to calm it down.
The friend that invited me to a birthday dinner last week ( and I had plans already) will take me out tomorrow night. Should be nice. Other than that no plans for the weekend. Well, Sunday is Easter and I will set up an easter egg hunt for Noah and we will have a meal together.

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Wow Pat, that is one expensive puppy and a lot of problems for her. Grace is coming off her 2 week sedation and I will see if she is still limping when I walk for again.


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Our puppy will grap and chew anything left unattended. We are having a health nightmare with this pup. Since we have gotten her she has had kennel cough, an intestinal infection, a ear infection, and bladder incontinance, she will be laying on the floor asleep and pee will run out. We have spent several hundred dollars on vet bills and now the vet is trying estrogen to stop her wetting. If this doesn't work then we either live with that, or have her taken to a big animal hospital where they would run all these diagnostic tests and possible surgery. Someone in this house is not happy to say the least.
I am happy to report I have not snacked for three days now. That is not a long time but three days in a row is a good thing for me. It is a start on regaining control.

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Kerry: Those are expensive eye drops.

Mary: Hope you are home now with your feet up.

I brought a Kleenex box over to the couch yesterday and laid there most of the day with a drippy nose. I just got home for lunch at 2:45 and Grace found the Kleenex box and half emptied it for me. She has also tipped over a "dry goods" kitchen garbage can and rifled through the empty containers etc. She hasn't been bad for a long time. I threw 3 bones out in the yard this morning and only one made it back in the house so I guess she reburied the others. Oh well, it keeps her busy.


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