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I have no time to read and barely enough to gat a few posts. I went to help Trish with taking them to the doctor and she said just the wrong thing to get dcf brought in. My day was 9a.m.to 11:15p.m. dealing with all that including one gal saying they had to decide if it's plausible that a one year old would climb out of her crib and hurt her arm.

Now I need to get Aaliyah to bed so they can come tomorrow to inspect my house.



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I just saw that you'd posted about the same time I did earlier, Diana. I hope the visit with Sierra and the new SIL will be a great one! I'm glad they are coming and hopefully, sweet Bob will just get in gear and do even more. Yes, sometimes company can really 'get you going!'

I'ts now 26...woo hoo! There are still 18 wheelers stuck on freeways and even one of the Ch 2 news reporters was stuck, trying to get to the station. It's a mess out there for us. We just don't have this kind of weather very often. I will stay in. My next door neighbor, whom I only see about once a month, called to see if I was okay because I didn't put my garbage out. He and his GF travel a lot and that's usually the way I know he's home: garbage day! I told him that our Country Place FB page said no garbage collection or recycling due to the weather! It was so nice of him to check on me!

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Mary we lived in Alaska from 1977 to 2000. Bob was retired as a Trooper so we were there a long time. Just moved around Alaska a lot. We were living in OK when we first went to Kazakhstan. I did start Spark People while in KZ. I am so happy I went or may not have met all of you! I guess I've been a place or two in this world. I attribute travelling to my mother As a child she would talk about going to exotic places some day. We would watch Jacques Cousteau on tv and had National Geographic in our home at all times.

This morning we are at 2 degrees with -7 chill factor! Yikes. I'm not going out!


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Good morning, friends! Pam, I can't imagine staying put for months on end but I know we aren't used to any of this weather! I actually woke up at 5:00, went to the bathroom, made sure the faucets weren't frozen inside, and got back in bed. I turned the local news on and the next thing I knew, it was after 8:00!! I never sleep that late. But the sun was shining and I felt great. Maybe a few nights of just laying around is what I need every once in a while. It's 10:17 and I'm still in my jammies! Sooo many wrecks overnight and it's only 22 now. It should be above freezing at some point in the afternoon. I'd love to get out but am not sure how the roads are. There were and probably still are 18 wheelers stuck all over Houston, unable to get across the bridges/overpasses on the freeway. Cars were stuck behind them all night. That's so scary.

Diana, you are the best taskmaster, lol! I"m glad the backsplash is done. Doesn't that make Bob feel good after he finishes up a chore he's let slide? I am always thrilled once I get something out of the way. I hope once you get back to Florida you can strike a bunch of things off your proverbial list! I guess I didn't realize you'd lived in Alaska for so long...I thought it was a short term thing! When you joined us you were in KZ, right? Such a world traveler/adventurer!

Rita, how sweet that the young moms would want to come get you! I applaud you for saying no, though. I gave thought to walking on the grass to get the local newspaper and my mail last night. It wasn't dark yet and I saw the mailman's tail lights----but I probably don't have mail because he only remembers I have a real mailbox a few times a week! But I opened the front door and stepped out. My porch cover covers about 6 feet from the door---but a layer of ice was already on the surface and my feet slipped as I barely touched my toes to the ice so I decided to wait. I'm still in my couch potato mode but will take a shower and get dressed soon. If it warms up, I'll go check. Stay warm!

Pat, it's 26 now but when I got up the weathergirl said it was 22. I looked out my spare bedroom window and saw a man all bundles up and walking!!! There was ice on the sides of the road, covering all the cars in driveways, but here he was. And he didn't have a dog! You and Jerry are so dedicated. The clubhouse is closed until 1:00 today so no one would be in our exercise room. Maybe I will go do the treadmill later---or maybe not, lol!

Donna, your experience with snow to the eaves makes me weak in the knees! What if someone was having a baby, a serious health issue, etc? Scary stuff! I'm sorry you had a bad day at work...again. How many more months to retirement? Hopefully, every month brings a better outlook! This is very unusual weather for this part of Texas. Couple this winter weather with the awful Hurricane Harvey, and we have had a seriously bad mess for over 6 months. I can't wait for spring! And yes, if you played cards after your stressful day, that was your choice, but wow. I would have come home and gone straight to bed!

Okay...time to get ready for another cold, couch potato day!

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Donna I hope today is a good one for you. I know you are looking forward to retirement some day. You are right about Bob. It does take a big person to admit he was wrong. He is a good guy for sure. Some men would never admit to it.

Pat an exercise buddy is really good to have. I would not have wanted to go exercise with the cold either! I hope your weather warms up! Our winters were usually from Oct to April. Sometimes there was a bit of snow in April too. Of course it depended on where you lived in Alaska. Other places have snow most of the time. Here we don't get snow often. Maybe once or twice a year but not much when it happens. We have had a few ice storms though. They are what scare me! Our internet was down for 8 hours yesterday and I noticed how anxious I got! Like I was having withdrawals!

Not sure what we will do today. My DD is bringing her new husband to the house Saturday. Hoping Bob will get more done. Usually company coming motivates him. LOL

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Huh, there is no edit button. I was thinking maybe a 10 hour stressful work day and then playing cards was a little over the top, even for me. LOL

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When I lived in the Sierra's we got snowed in up to the eaves. There were no roads in or out of town that were open. The problem was the next shift at the hospital could not get there. They finally took high clearance service vehicles and picked people up at their homes and brought them to work.

Diana: It is nice that Bob recognized that he was not behaving well and apologized. It takes a big man to admit that.

Pat, whatever it takes to keep you going to the Y. Pairing up with an exercise buddy really helps when motivation fades.

Yesterday took a toll on me. I am tired today. We had a threatened suicide from one of our patients and that was a big hubbub to deal with. Maybe I am getting too old for this kind of stress.



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Good morning friends! I won't mention it was minus six this morning, lol. But it is suppose to be the last frigid night. And once again I am at the Y with five other brave soles. Diana actually Jerry is the motivater for going to the y most days. Many a morning I would of stayed home if I had to go by myself, especially in this weather. And I am like Bob it would be very easy for me to fall asleep in those reclining theater seats.
Rita that was sweet of the ladies to offer to come get you. As sad as it is a fall can really mess us up quickly and at any age. Jerry took a bad fall on ice a few years ago which resulted in shoulder surgery for him. Glad you enjoyed your stay at home morning.
Donna here is hoping for a stressless day at work. Hopefully your boss has calmed down a little by now. And you are right a car needs those all weather tires but more importantly a patient driver who has the common sense to slow down on slick streets.
Kerry I saw the ad for that movie, it looked action packed. All the previews I saw when we went were very uninteresting to me. I would not of gone to see the Post if Jerry hadn't insisted. For some reason I am just not a movie going person.
Diana how long were your winters in Alaska? Did you have snow most of the time?we have the whole gambit of weather here as you do in OK now except I don't think you get as much snow as we do. In my 67 years living here I remember quite a few blizzards and some I actually had to walk in. Well one anyway,lol.
Mary you have had quite the winter this year. Two cold waves in one season is very unusual for you right? I know our kids in San Antonio were suppose to get ice sleet and snow yesterday.
Pam I can just imagine you getting a chuckle from all our bad weather woe's. I still remember several years ago when you still worked you talked about walking home in snow over your head. I thought then wow just wow.
Well I have 30 min on elliptical so half done. My exercise friend is not here all week so I have to entertain myself, boo hoo. I don't know what I would do without my IPad!

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I'm cold just reading about all of your snow and sleet and ice. It does take the right tires and knowledge of how to drive. Those that aren't used to it are real hazzards to everyone else.
I am glad to be in bed. It was a long day and I need to unwind a little. Hope tomorrow is better.

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Mary it was just cold no ice. I warmed the car first!

Donna sorry you had a rough day. I did too! I took the remote from Bob and told him he needed to work on the backsplash. I assumed it would take 2 hours but it took 5 and he was testy by the time it was done. I told him to stop halfway through and finish tomorrow but he said no that he wanted to finish it. I am SO glad it is done. He apologized when he was done for "being a brat". He was more than a brat but it is done. He only has to caulk it now which really is easy.

Pat I think it is nice Jerry goes to exercise with you. It is always harder to go alone. Enjoy Decklan.

Rita that is funny. I guess we are all getting older. I know I have young people asking if they can carry my groceries or help and I am still capable of doing most things still!

Pam you are right. In the south they are not used to the icy conditions. We lived in Alaska for over 25 years but I still whine about the weather when it's cold! The problem I find is WE know how to drive in it but the southerners don't so it is dangerous out there. Also the southern cities don't seem to have the equipment to handle it.

Kerry sorry you didn't enjoy the recliners. You must be very tall! I love them. However, Bob goes to sleep in them! Shame on Trish for not letting you know when she needs you. She is so lucky that you do her sitting!

We are supposed to get 8 degrees tonight with wind chills in the minuses! Brrr.










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Oh girls - I live with this kind of weather every winter, but I know that your southern turfs are just not used to it!. I have winter tires on my van so we drive in all kinds of winter weather. We drove through snow and ice this evening to go into the city for a meal out (our once every 2 weeks whether we need it or not night out). In our part of the world, if we refused to drive in snow, we'd never go out from December to April! LOL!



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We had snow and ice yesterday. It was going to be so cold last night I knew I didn't want to be out on the ice this morning. My small rosary group was meeting this morning and I told them I did't plan to risk walking on the ice on my porch, steps and walk. So, I slept in and loved it. When I got up and checked my phone, these young Mamas had offered to come and get me and to bring their walking sticks and hold on to me. I guess I'm the mama hen that they were watching out for! I loved staying home today. I got some things done! Tomorrow we are supposed to be up to 51 degrees! A real heat wave!

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i'm glad you are all okay after getting out and about. They are asking everyone here to stay off the roads. Many accidents and icy conditions on overpasses. There has been sleet for several hours. Once or twice it looked to me like it was snowing...no matter, everything is closed and I'm staying home!

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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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Good afternoon! Larry and I went to see Jumanji this afternoon. Movie was pretty good but it may be my last trip to the theater. They remodeled and put in the big reclining chairs. I reclined it a little but with my legs hanging off the end they started going to sleep. That added to my hip aching made for bad 2 hours. When we went to leave the chairs didn't start reclining when we pushed the button so I just pulled myself up and out leaving it up. Larry did finally find the secret but by then I was just wanting to get home. I think Red box will get more visits from us.

Haven't heard from Trish-she must have had the day off but she hasn't sent me a schedule. I'm thinking if we're not home when she shows up she may remember to inform us when we're needed.



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We have signal digits here and we just got home from the movie. We went to see the Post. It was a good movie, with good actors and based on a true story. We also went to Bed Bath and Beyond, and Aldies. Now we cozy and warm at home. We did go to the Y at 6:30 this morning, it was minus something, and besides Jerry and I there were two other people.
Decklan is here and he is on Jerry's lap playing on his computer, it is funny. He is just laughing and laughing.
Need to go record my food so far for today.

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HI. Hope all you frozen peeps stay warm and out of it.

We are hitting 65 again. I went to work at 630 and worked hard alone for a couple of hours. Now taking a long lunch and resting in bed. I am getting a headache. Grace got a good frisbee run in so she is tired. Hope that keeps her out of mischief until I come home tonight. The CEO is nuts today. So wish I didn't have to interact with her.

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Wow, Diana....I promise not to go anywhere else...so glad you got home with no issue in 20 degrees!! Get the backsplash done and be warm!!

It seemed to be snowing lightly an hour ago...small drifts and a build up around the base of the trees! It's 27 instead of 26...warming up!! A tour bus has been at a casino for a day and we just got notice that it's coming back early via back roads. This is NOT the day to be out, bus or cars!!

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Just went to the store for ibupropyl achohol to clean the surface in the kitchen so we can install the backsplash finally. It is 20 degrees outside here.

Mary try not to go outside in that sleet!

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It's now 26 and sleeting. You can hear it hitting flat surfaces! Schools, most businesses, and roads are closed. The local news has been on since 4am with reports. I got out and went to the clubhouse to pay a bill that they misplaced. I checked my mailbox from yesterday, forgetting that it was a holiday, and my mailbox was iced over! Believe it or not, Cherilyn took the girls out very early and went to the grocery store! School was cancelled for the twins and she needed a few things...didn't realize it was going to hit so early!

Everyone stay warm...it's so weird for this part of Texas. I will make an Olive Garden knock off soup today...warm, cozy, and sort of WW friendly. And if I want, I have cookie dough...Bad 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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Pam that is so scary about your friend's daughter. How fortunate she checked her. Mamma bear she is! Even with friends these days politics is tough on a dinner party, especially when wine is involved! Bob DOES have too many houses. Four in Hobart and one in Florida. I keep trying to convince him to sell as is but he is so stubborn. Some day he will get tired of dealing with them and MY idea will become his!

Donna I won't go to Florida without work being done here. Bob can go but won't because he wants a companion! So I think he will do the work but don't know when he will get it done! Anything you can do to reduce your stress is good. Plus working in your comfy clothes is good!

Mary those aloe socks would be good for the My Favorite Things party I talked about at Christmas!

Rita thanks. I know what you mean. I am having to rethink choices I have been making for years. I am finding when I do lapse and eat off my plan I can't eat as much and I actually seem to have changed like eating a salad BEFORE pizza to fill me up or choosing fish instead of beef which I much prefer. It takes practice and I am continually trying. I do believe there are times we need to give ourselves a break and eat what we want. Otherwise, I feel so deprieved! Good choices on eating out! I love to LOOK at snow from my window. I like a cozy house when it is cold outside.

Kerry I'm glad to hear you are feeling a little better. We were 29 here yesterday. I was hoping when we go to Florida it will be warmer!

Pat we went to Yukon yesterday and it was 29 and so cold. The wind was blowing and we couldn't stay out in it! Bob is not moving very fast so he must not want to go to Florida soon! LOL

Just watching the news and waiting for Bob to start something. I guess I'll get up to work. Sometimes that makes him feel guilty enough to do something!




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After reading my last post and all the errors I made I guess I don't type all that well on the elliptical either, lol. But it does make my time on there seem to go faster when I have something to do. My exercise buddy will be gone all week.
Pam how scary for your friend and her daughter. It is a good thing she came in the room when she did.
Diana congrat's on the scales going down for you. Hope Bob gets the tile done so you can head to sunny Florida. Also hope it warms up there for you and Kerry.
We are suppose to have wind chills in the morning at -20! Schools are even closing because of the dangerous cold. Not sure what we are doing except going to Y and possibly to a movie.

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Good idea for the trash location, Pam.
I had a cup of chili for dinner which warmed up my tummy but did nothing for my hands and feet.
The kids aren't here yet- maybe Trish has tomorrow off?? I need to get her back on track to text her schedule to me.



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I know Kerry. Even we are having an excruciatingly cold winter. Poor Jack loves being outdoors, but even he can only handle a few minutes of it and he's banging on the door to come back in (or looking frantically through the kitchen window hoping we'll spot him.LOL) The window still out there is metal, so I was kind and layered a soft fluffy pile onto the window sill so his feet wouldn't freeze. I used a chair and the garbage bin to hold it in place. (I always put the garbage bin right beside the door in winter, so I don't have to go far to toss my garbage.

It's funny that most of the snow we get is from Colorado lows! People in the US blame Canada for their cold weather. If they only knew! LOL! Yes, occasionally we get a "Polar Vortex" come sweeping through, but many times our crappy weather comes up from the US!! Ah well, what can you do, eh? emoticon

I haven't done too well with my eating lately, what with the wino dinner party and eating leftover chocolate cheesecake. I would have left it all at Sharon's, but she insisted on splitting up what was left into 3 sections and we all got a section to take home. Mind you, it WAS a huge cheesecake. LOL!

Now that I've eaten it all, though, it's time to go back to low-carb and low-calorie.

Bye for now!

Oh, and Rita? I would have stood up and faced that jerk until he either moved, stopped and/or apologized. If he hadn't done any of them, he would have missed the movie, because I would have made sure he couldn't see through me.



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Frost advisory for tonight/tomorrow morning. I thought we moved away from this!!



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I'm glad you enjoyed a lunch out and a quiet afternoon, Kerry. Wow, you certainly do need that! I would sit in the top row for that very reason but it's a long climb and stairs are not my friend! It was sweet of the neighbor to give Adalynn the outfit! And I'm with you on the weather, although mine is nothing like most of our friends here face. Oh, for summer!

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Well, I guess another day is flying by and I haven't done much of anything. Our neighbor ( the one we took to Adalynn's party) brought over a new outfit for Addy. She was really worried about the size so I put it on her keeping the tags on just in case. Trish showed up so I told her to take the kid over and thank Sylvia so I finally did it myself. When Trish left with the kids Larry and I went out for a light lunch. I have to get out of the house to help me "chill out". We've just been relaxing this afternoon.

I'm really hoping we get back to Florida weather soon. I'm freezing and I don't like it I may need to hunt up some mittens. Other than that I'm feeling much better with very little coughing. I would like to go to a movie but really don't know what's out there that's worth the price. Give me some ideas. We always sit in the very last row so nobody can kick our seats.



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Pam, I totally didn't address your friend's daughter's health scare...how awful. I'm so glad her mom showed up when she did. When I had the blood clots and was in ICU for 5 days, two of my kids and my younger sister were there at midnight when I was admitted...but most of the days I was alone, being monitored by the nurses. My knew surgeon doctor never came by. I probably should have sued him. You have to either BE your own advocate nowadays or HAVE one with you all the time.

Rita, I am laughing...not a role model!! But I do enjoy all my activities. I posted on one of the widow group message boards, though, that I am a Nighttime Driving Wimp and if the weather turns bad like it's supposed to tomorrow, I won't be going to that meeting and I won't be meeting my teacher friends for an early dinner. I have my limits on personal safety and driving at night in bad weather is a no-no. I did tell a bunch of the women at the dinner on Saturday night how much I loved my new place and 3 of them want to come check it out! There is something going on every day---and most nights...and the best thing is that you can be home in bed early, too! The guy at the movies sounds like a real pill. I dislike that kind of thing and really don't like it on a plane or at church! You showed a lot of restraint!

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Donna, I always liked working weekends. It's so much calmer and less stressful. I understand you going in over the long weekend.

Pam, that is a nightmare story about your friend's daughter. It's scary to think how easily something can go very wrong. Today is Martin Luther King holiday that we are celebrating.

Diana, a huge congratulations on your lower scale numbers. I am so proud of your success. It takes practice and perseverance to get it figured out. My last 2 meals out have been so different than what I usually have ordered. I had a steak salad and a salmon veggie skillet. I am trying to think differently!

I hope you get to go to Florida. Avoid the snow and cold. Framing is so expensive! That is really great for you to get your DIL's diploma framed for her.

Pat,I'm not a big movie goer at all. We were given tickets as a gift so that's why we went. The guy behind us kept kicking my chair. I tried to turn around and give him a dirty look but he kept at it. He also got up to go to the bathroom during the movie and pulled on Rex's and my chairs. He was such a bother. People can drive me nuts so I do prefer watching shows at home!

Mary, I live vicariously through you! Your dinners out, line dancing, parties all sound fun but for real I don't think I could keep up. For exercise I'd love to do the dancing. We went to a 50th yr Anniv party on Sat. and one couple in our parish are dance teachers. They get out on the dance floor at every event and is it to"show off" or "entertain" us? Frequently they are the only ones on the floor doing their fancy steps. I guess we all have our own talents.

Kerry, I hope you are getting better. Being sick really takes it out of a person.

I slept in today. It would be embarrassing to tell you how late! I woke up feeling good so I guess that is what I needed. I have managed to get a few things done in my efforts of decluttering and organizing. We are having a gentle snow and it's 18 degrees so it's a good day to stay home.

P.S. I came back to edit my post.When I posted it from my Yahoo mail new msg it was triple spaced! Strange!



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Pat, I do understand about not wanting Jerry to mess up the discussions and/or hurry you and the GD along! I just worried about you being on the road in bad weather. I'm a wimp! You type very well on the elliptical. I din't type as well just here on my lap, lol!

Pam, it's Martin Luther King , Jr. day. I was out doing errands and every place I went was open. There are 2 parades today in Houston. It's so ridiculous. Two different 'factions' have parades because they can't agree to consolidate and have one! There is an ongoing fight over this for years. So they close downtown in various places so both groups can have their own parade. Seems so anti-MLK....they can't get along while they are honoring his memory! I hate political discussions, even when I agree! People get so agitated and sparks fly. I am so lucky that those friends and I who don't agree politically don't get into arguments for the most part. Only my sister in law and boy, does she love to 'stir the pot!'

Donna, you got a lot done! I also used to go to school on holidays or the weekend to get things done and to get a jump on the coming week. Sometimes I spent hours just so I could breathe easier during the week. No extra pay ever, but peace of mind!

I took advantage of a Kohl's 30% off coupon and bought a few things. It's so cold and will be for a while so I got some warm tops for good prices! For Christmas gifts this year I gave the aloe infused socks and they had them on sale again. I got another 2 for myself! I am a careful shopper!

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I too want to see The Post. Too bad we don't live close together so we could go together.

Diana: Hold on to your ideas about work verses travel. Good way to get things done.

Pam: that is really scary about your friend's daughter.

Someone asked about me working on weekends. It is not altruistic. I need to reduce my workload before business opens. I get call after call and it is hard to work a case and do all the steps when being interrupted constantly with calls. I am much more efficient when I am the only one there. It also reduces my stress level.



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Good Monday morning gals!

Guys - what US holiday is it today? It's no holiday here and there isn't anything written on my calendar about a US holiday (which there usually is). Lemmie know.

My friend's 24 yo daughter had a "minor" surgery on a tendon on her leg a few days ago. My friend is a nurse (thank goodness). They settled Steph into her bed, and when Helen (my friend) walked in, she automatically rested her fingers on her pulse. She didn't have one! Apparently she had gone into cardiac arrest within the 30 seconds the nurse left and Helen walked in. Helen shouted at the departing nurse that Steph had no vitals and all hell broke loose (obviously). Fortunately, when all the panic died down, all vitals were back and things now seem to be fine. Helen is very annoyed because apparently they used Fentanyl on Stephie and she had had troubles with that drug before in a previous minor surgery. They picked on the wrong momma to cross, because I can see Helen doing a thorough investigation of her own about this.

We had our "wino dinner" on Saturday night. A good time was had by all, except for a while there, politics became the subject of conversation (a real no-no at dinner parties). I was as much to blame as the rest, although I didn't start it. LOL! Good thing we're all friends. LOL!

Rita (and Pat) I'd like to see that movie, but I'll probably wait until it's on my Android Box (it's probably already there).

Donna, you really are dedicated. I hope they appreciate what you do on a long holiday weekend!

Diana, I think Bob has too many houses to be working on these days. Just how many does he have on the go anyway?

Well, I need to check fb, then get to work.

Have a great week gals!

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Mary we are supposed to leave this weekend but as I said unless we get some work done here I won't go! It could be a little longer if Bob doesn't get busy on the tiling. However, he did caulk it last night. He said he needs new caulk which is one of his excuses for going. I think he wants pizza at Hideaway! How precious David was hugging and kissing. You must have really connected! I bet line dancing for exercise is fun!

Pat I want to see The Post too. No my cousin didn't write the answers down. She said her memory isn't as good and she didn't want to forget asking me something! LOL. I don't know how you type on the elliptical!

Donna sounds like you have a full day planned.

Pam and Kerry how are you doing?

I guess OK is expecting snow later. Bob and I are going to head for Yukon to pick up DILs gift before weather hits. We are framing her doctorite certificate. That cost a pretty penny! I got up and my scale is lower than it's been. Hopefully I can hang on to it. Bob seems to be tempting me at every turn!


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Good Morning all: You have been chatty already. It is only 7:30 here.

I have been trying to thin out things that are packed away and get rid of stuff. It is a nice feeling.

Our weather is cold this am but will warm up to the 60's later. Noah is coming over this morning. We were going to play pickle ball but he is sore from the WII so I guess not . Then I have a dermatology appointment and then the lady to help me with those memory pillows is coming over. I may try to get to work at some point since they should have gotten the computers up and running again. Time will tell.



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Mary maybe the storm will miss you like it did us. And actually I am glad Jerry did not go with me. I feel we have more freedom to talk if it is just the two of us. Plus with Jerry it is ALWAYS! a big hurry so when he is not there the atmosphere is much calmer.
Rita Jerry really liked that movie also. He loves going me not so much, but wears both going to seethe Post this week sometime.
Diane did your cousin write down your answers, lol. That was cute she didn't want to forget to ask you any questions and smart.
Nona sorry about your friend at Pickleball, hope he is OK. Enjoy your day off. I only have a few more minutes on elliptical so better concentrate. Probably not going in water since the warm pool is really broke now, had to order a new heater.

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Happy Monday morning, friends! It’s 40, will be 64, and tomorrow, Pat’s Kansas is sending sleet and snow, so they say! I am supposed to have an early dinner with 2 teacher friends and another widow group meeting. If it’s slick on the roads, I won’t go. Too much driving at night in bad conditions does not make me comfortable.

I’m so glad you got to the airport and got your GD settled, Pat. You are so good. I do wish Jerry would have gone with you, though. Do you keep water and blankets in the car for emergencies? I have a ‘throw’ and always have water. I found a charger at Bed, Bath, and Beyond that you can charge on your computer and use anywhere. I brought that with my when I met the widows for dinner on Saturday night because WAZE or Siri uses up so much battery! I don’t like driving long distances and want to be as prepared as I can.

Donna, I fully understand wanting to get a jump on the week’s work on a day off. I used to go to school on holidays and actually enjoy getting papers graded and lesson plans done when there wasn’t a group of kids to watch. You are such an asset to them. I’m glad you are enjoying your new chair!

Thanks, Rita! The party was nice, only a couple of hours plus, but loud! I’m glad Rex helped you with the linen closet. When we were cleaning out my parents’ house before we put it on the market, we found so many old linens that didn’t fit any beds, lol! Mama and Daddy had a double for almost all their married life. When she had hip replacement and Daddy started to go downhill mentally, we bought them a queen. There were SO many double bed sheets and old twins. It’s amazing what you can accumulate. I consolidated all the shampoo and lotion bottles from Dave’s travels, kept the ones I wanted, and donated the rest. It gave me lots of storage space! Good to know the movie was good…I haven’t been to one in over a year, at least. Glad Rex doesn’t have to work today.

Diana, how cute that the cousin had a list of questions! A nice visit, but a short one sounds good. As much as I loved my Christmas company, it’s always good when they say goodbye! I haven’t looked in my hope chest in years….I’m sure there are things that need to be tossed! Thanks for the push. How much longer til Florida?

Kerry, after I posted last night, Chris Face Timed me and sweet David was kissing and hugging the phone! Then he pulled his jeans down and started yelling “Mimi…Mimi!” and ran into the bathroom. He sat on the little potty in his diaper and flushed over and over! So the bathroom escapades are in California, too! Hope you are better today. I noticed, like Diana suggested, that the heater blows right on me at night…I felt so dehydrated even though I keep a water bottle by my bed. Drink up and rest up!

I have line dancing this morning, then nothing really pressing. I think I will make some cards. I have family and neighbor birthdays coming up and need to be ready for those. Happy Monday!


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Mary, I just saw the pictures of the birthday cake and cookies! They are amazing! What a talented baker! I love them!

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I know there is some fascination with bathrooms for kids. Every time we are at a restaurant our grands just HAVE to go!

Rita I did get a kick out of my cousin. I guess she thinks our family is interesting. Never a dull moment for sure! I loved The Crown on Netflix. It is such an interesting look at Queen Elizabeth. You come away really admiring her. I refolded my cedar chest that has all my Christmas fabric items like stockings etc. I actually was able to get rid of several items. As I lose weight I get into more of my old clothes so my drawers are now full of "new" pajamas. I weeded out some of the ones I've been wearing forever. Out with the old in with the new right?

Being retired I had no idea what holiday tomorrow was. To me it just means the places I need to go are closed!

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Diane, that is so funny your cousin had a written list of questions for you. I guess it's a good way to not forget to ask something of interest. Gotta get the whole scoop!

Kerry, I sure hope you feel better soon. Sinus infections are terribly miserable.

Donna, your new chair sounds wonderful. My Aunt got one that plugs in and moves with the push of a button. I never knew such a thing existed. It sounds likewhat you have too.

Mary, sorry about your "grave error". haha It is frustrating to lose a post like that though!

Pat, My little GDs loved playing in the bathroom. They have almost out grown it now but occasionally I still catch them in there doing something for fun!

Hi Pam! I hope your are staying warm!

A friend gave us movie tickets at Christmas so Rex and I went this afternoon. We hadn't been for years. We don't even remember our last theater movie.(it was either Mama Mia or Harry Potter). Rex wanted to see Darkest Hour about Winston Churchill. He really loved it. I'm not a very good historian but I found it interesting. Yesterday Rex emptied out our stuffed linen closet. It was like a drug store with all our extra shampoos, vitamins, cold meds, bandaids,etc. Today we got the actual linens out and decided to pass on all the extra sheets, pillowcases, towels, etc. This is a project I've wanted to get done for ages so I'm thrilled it's actually happening!

We get to sleep in tomorrow since Rex's office is closed for the holiday! Hooray!


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Donna that makes sense. You are a dedicated employee

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Pat: Glad you are home safe and sound. You are a good grandma. Hope you are getting to know her better now that she is in your state.

Kerry: Sinus pain is the worst. I use a netty pot, decongestants, and hot packs, and with any luck go to bed.

Diana: I don't usually work weekends but on 3 day weekends so much work piles up and the field staff can't do their computer work on new patients if I don't enter them first. If I have time, I will pop in and do some work.
Glad you had a nice visit with relatives.


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Wow you guys are busy!

Mary the pictures of the cakes and cookies were so beautiful! I love cream cheese frosting. Is that what she put on it? Emmaline was a cutie.

Donna your recliner sounds nice. Do you end up sleeping in it? I didn't think you worked on Sunday.

Kerry I do hope you are on the mend. The heater was probably drying out your sinuses. Aaliyah is very active. It is hard to watch them constantly.

Pat I am glad your trip in the snow was easy. Often places that get a lot of snow are very good at controlling it. My cousin lives in Amarillo. They didn't stay but were driving from OKC home so she stopped. I fed them lunch and we had a good time. Did you build a snowman with Decklan?

Bob did take his tools to the shed except for those we are taking to Florida. He sure has a lot of tools! My cousin came and actually had a written list of questions for me! LOL. She wanted all the gossip on the family she had missed and didn't want to forget anything! I asked if she was taping me! We have been close since childhood.




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I was gone 3 1/2 hours but am home safe and sound. The roads were all dry. It was a little slick in the parking lot of Danielle's dorm but that was all. Glad to spend some time with her but also glad to be home.
Kerry sorry about your sinus pain. I had that pain once and it is no fun. And that is funny about the bathroom, it is one of Decklan's favorite rooms and not to go potty in lol. He loves to play in water and fill the sink up. I put cabinet locks on the the two cabinets in there and keep my meds in an upper cabinet he can't reach. He is also very curious and if you tell him not to do anything he will try his best to do just that. Most of the time he is pretty good, but sometimes he can be pretty challenging.


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I'm sorry your sinus issues were so bad, kerry. When mine hurt I feel like I want to drill holes over my eyebrows to let the 'steam out!!' Hope you can rest up tonight.

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Donna, I'm glad you are enjoying your new chair.
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No new meds for me-just keep taking what I have left. Next week if I still have a cough I have to go back in. I didn't stay in church more than 15 minutes. I think it was the furnace cominv on that made my sinuses hurt so I just went to my "office" until it was time to leave. Felt better getting fresh air. The face really hurts with the sinuses probably more than most because I don't have any upper sinus cavities. I'm just a blockhead.

Aaliyah decided it was time to start checking out everything on the bathroom babinet. Of course my meds are lined up there so I have to find some other place for them. She's way too curious emoticon and I'm too old for this. I don't remember ever having to chase a child out of the bathroom.



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Okay, I’m back from Kroger where I saw 2 neighbors! I love seeing people I know in my new environment! It’s good to be home and not going anywhere now. It’s still cold and I’m ready for some down time.

Donna, I am always amazed at how much you do, even on your days off! Won’t retirement be wonderful? How much longer? Dave used to call my end of the couch my World Domination Seat, lol! Now you have one, too! I’m sure you’re enjoying your new recliner and I’m so glad you were able to sell your old couch.

Pat, I hope your trip to pick up your granddaughter will be okay…not a fun trip in the heavy snow. Let us know when you get home! I loved seeing the pancake pictures of Decklan. That boy attacked his plate! Thanks for your sweet comments…Emmaline is usually the happiest little girl! I think so many people overwhelmed her at the party, though.

When was Adalynn’s birthday, Kerry? Emmaline’s was on the 11th with the party yesterday. She was so neat when she had her Smash Cake! It was sweet of you to ask your friend to come to the party. Ours was family only but there were 22 people. I’m glad Ada;ynn’s arm and elbow are okay.

Diana, I hope the cousin visit is just what you want! And it will be good for Bob to have a little break, too. Maybe he will get all those little to-do’s out of the way before the cousin comes? I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures…the quilt survived the twins and lives on in the teepee!




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Okay, this is a first. I typed a long answer to everyone in Word and saved it. During the saving process my computer said there was an error in saving. Then my computer froze and I lost my internet connection. BUT the green lights on the modem were just fine! I tried to save the post again, rebooted the computer, and got a message that when I saved the post there was a 'grave error.' So I guess that means my whole post died, lol. Get it? Grave error? Boy, I"m on a roll today! Guess I will make a Kroger run and come back and try again!!

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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I am up and running. Have taken Grace to the field and went to work. Unfortunately, the computers are down at work so I went through about 150 pages off the fax and went home. Loving sitting in my new chair and then I will be going to pickleball. I have some housework left to do and fix the drip system outside and straighten out the garage but I have tomorrow also to do this.

Pat: I hope the roads are OK for you. Let us know when you get home.

Mary: It sounds like you enjoyed your meeting last night. Glad you have a down day today.



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Hi, friends! I’m on ‘slo-mo’ today and it feels great. I went way across town towards where my son lives and put 80 miles on my car there and back, but joined about 20 widows at a get-together dinner last night and really enjoyed myself. I was catching up with some of the women who went with Nyla and me to Florida for the convention last summer and 3 others on my other side asked me to move closer to them: they wanted to know all about where I live! We had the best time talking about ‘where we are and where we want to be’ with the rest of our lives! Two new women were across from me and we chatted with them, too. One was widowed at 23. I can’t imagine! She’s remarried and now has children, is still young, but was there to support her longtime friend who lost her husband about 6 months ago. I got there and back with no trouble and was in bed by 10:00! Bliss! I slept til 7:30 and the sun was shining. I’m off to Mass with neighbors in a few minutes and will come back to address everyone this afternoon. I just wanted to check in and say hi!

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Woke up to snow this morning....burrrrr! It is not heavy thank goodness and I don't have to leave until mid afternoon for the airport to pick up my granddaughter. As long as I take my time and be aware of all the other traffic I should be OK. The problem is the place I am taking her, Lawrence, has gotten the most snow. Hopefully their road crews are on it.
Mary I also saw the cupcakes for Emmaline's Birthday. They were very pretty, but as Diana said not near as pretty as the birthday girl.
Donna sounds like you REALLY love your new chair, lol. Hope you are enjoying your three day weekend. Sorry the chowder didn't turn out like you hoped.
Diana how long will your cousin be staying? Glad it is a good push to get tools put away.
We just had a FaceTime with Decklan, he is so excited about the snow. I have a feeling he will be coming over soon so guessi better get dressed.


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Pat : Glad your back is better. Be careful!!!!

Diana: Glad Bob is moving the tools out where they belong.

Mary: Those were some cakes for Emmaline!!! So pretty as she is.

Kerry: Hope you got some rest before going to the party. Did the MD add more meds?

I did sell the 7 foot couch and my electric recliner has arrived. I am in heaven. Mary , what do you call your chair, world dominance chair? That's how I feel. I am loving it.

I made a 5 star corn chowder and was not impressed. After reading reviews that matched my own ideas of tweaks, I fixed it and it is better now. I tried to roast loose corn on the bbq but that didn't exactly work out all that good. It's still ok.

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Looks like I missed a lot today. I guess it's been a quiet day at least until I talked our neighbor (widow) and talked her into going with us to Trish's for Adalynn's first birthday party. Our oldest daughter and son in law were there but spent the time stuffing envelopes so they can mail all these thank you notes for one of the charities Dawn helps with. I stamped the envelopes and am very happy we no longer have to lick them! Aaliyah spent the evening playing with the kids of Trish's best friend while Adalynn smashed her cable and happily licked off her fingers. When Aaliyah was 1 she refused to smash the cake. Adalynn's arm seems fine. She is using it for everything but pushing up from the floor and I think that is just because she remembers the first pain.

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Pat I was on track until Bob talked me into gravy and biscuits. Funny when I ate them I would have been just as happy with my normal breakfast. I'm back on track AGAIN. I told Bob he shouldn't tempt me with food I used to love! I can't imagine hanging upside down and do any exercise! Hope your back is ok.

Mary the pictures you sent are so cute! I loved the lace teepee and it was so nice to see them enjoying the quilt still. Does your insurance cover the pill? Will you continue at $100 a month? That's outrageous!

I'm thrilled. My cousin is coming tomorrow which means I'll be able to get Bob to put his tools in the shed. I've been trying to get him to do it for a long time. I even bought him boxes for storing them that he wanted! Yay for my favorite cousin! LOL

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Pat, I'm glad you didn't do permanent damage...be careful when your back is involved! There is a 92 yr. old woman who does water aerobics and line dancing. She is tall and thin and has excellent posture. But she sits out some of the dances because she says they are hard on her hips and knees. I could hardly walk when I got home from LD on Thursday...the substitute teacher went SO fast and we did all the fast dances with tricky moves together rather than spacing them out. I hurt my hip and all along down my right leg for several hours. It pays to pay attention to your body!

Emmaline's birthday was fun. It was Steven's family, sisters, cousins...and me! She got loads of clothes and one toy...that's what Cherilyn asked for and that worked out nicely. There was a local woman who is a teacher and a baker on the side. She did a fabulous job with a darling Winter Onederland cake and princess iced cookies. Cherilyn's mother in law kept saying she couldn't figure out the 'One'derland...I told her I knew immediately what it was, lol. I told her how we talk about 'a few more pounds until Onederland.' She finally got it!! Diana, I sent you pictures of the lace teepee with your quilt in it! Cherilyn was changing Emmaline's diaper and was going to put her down for a nap and she crawled away and got in the teepee!

Since I have this get-together so far away tonight I stopped at Kroger for gas and picked up my new prescription for generic Boniva. I used to take generic Actonel. This is for an osteopenia prevention once a month. The pills use to be $5. This one is $100 a month!! There isn't any way to get around it...all of that type of medicine is now a Tier 4. Such a ripoff! After this time, I think I can easily say no to the night time things like this. It's one thing for meetings. I don't worry about being alone on a Saturday night. I'd much rather be here in my jammies than out 50 miles from home!! Wish I would have said no...

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OK here is the story, I have this lovely woman friend at the Y. She is a black woman, a bit large but not overly large, she just turned 80 and she was laying on this inclined board with her legs under the bar and raising herself up doing sit ups basically. I thought if Gloria can do that then surly I can too, wrong. I laid on the board anchored my legs under the bar and with all my might tried to sit up. I heard a pop in my back followed by pain. Whoops never going to try that again. Then later Jerry told me the incline was way too much and you could set it so not so slanted. I never noticed how much Gloria had the board slanted. The back is better so no long term damage, just damage to my pride.
We are having really cold weather today and I have been cleaning out files. I came across so interesting memories I forgot I had. I guess a person needs to clean once in awhile. And I have never had a cleaning person either. Jerry wants me to get one but I am resisting. I hate cleaning but somehow feel funny about hiring someone to clean for me. Maybe this spring I will look into it.
I have never heard of Nanny's elbow either, interesting what you learn here.
Donna what a sweet gesture to send your friend a funny card each Monday. I bet she looked forward to them.
Pam sorry about your friend. It is hard when we can't be physically close to our friends when we feel they need us. But like the others say you can sure show your love and support by keeping in touch with her.
Diana I am keeping track of every thing I eat today. It is a start and what I HAVE to do to get back on track. We can do this together!
Mary be careful going out tonight. That is a long drive by yourself.
Rita glad your hose is sparkling. Your cleaning guy sounds fair and honest. Wish all businesses were the same.
Well it is dark and cloudy so I better get back to work before I fall asleep, or maybe I will just take a nap, lol.


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I am the one that used to give my DD holy heck for walking down here in her PJ's and fuzzy slippers. And here I am driving to my friends house in my bathrobe!. I was just so done with stress and wanted to be comfortable.

Pat: Tell us what hurts.

Rita: My GS had we call in nursemaids elbow and I was the first one to knock it out of joint. It really is easy to slip back into place.


Diana: I have to laugh about your purple swirly dress. Sounds very comfortable

Pam: So sorry your friend is ill. When one of my friends was diagnosed and not up to company. I bought a bunch of funny cards and mailed her one every Monday.

Mary: I have never had a cleaning lady but I sure would be picking up the clutter before she came if I had one.

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And Diana, here you are as soon as I post! I used to clean before my cleaning lady, too! I shared her with my sister. She did a great job for my sister, did all their laundry, and cleaned thoroughly. When she got to my house it seemed like she cleaned with a dirty rag, did an okay job with laundry but never what she said she'd do at first, and would come at odd times. After a couple of years I just decided it wasn't worth my irritation, Dave decided to take early retirement so funds were limited for a while, etc. He enjoyed cleaning so he did the vacuuming and such when he worked from home, did HIS laundry most of the time, etc. But it was nice to have someone else come in and do it even so! Glad y'all figured out the elbow business, even years afterwards!

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Happy Saturday morning, friends! I woke up a little before 7 and the sun was shining even though it was below freezing! I am reading about all your cleaning activities and figure it's time to do another big cleanup while my resolve is good! As soon as it turns dreary again, so does my resolve! I have Emmaline's birthday today and there is a widow group get-togethter tonight way past my old side of town. I really don't want to go out at night or that far, but my two friends who are in charge of the various groups aren't able to go and I kind of feel like there should be someone 'representing' the main group, supporting the 2nd group! As long as it's not raining I should be okay but it will take me close to an hour to get there.

Rita, your cleaning guy sounds really great. To give you a discount is a wonderful thing. So glad you found him! I've never heard of the Nanny elbow but I'm sure it's easy to mess things up when you grab for any reason. At my Costco, you could add a 2nd person to your card only if they lived at the same address. It used to be that you could put a neighbor or friend. Glad you can still work that out! I need to go take another look around Costco!

Kerry, how is Adalynn? If she has what Rita says, y'all will really have to keep an eye on her. Again, can't you bring up to the pediatrician how wild the girls are and ask for help? At the least, maybe he can give Trish some guidelines and YOU can enforce some rules, at least at YOUR house. It's a tall order. Hope you are feeling better by now.

Donna, I thought of how you said so many people you were around had the flu. We cancelled our Happy Hour yesterday for the first time since I moved in! Several people said they weren't feeling well and another couple said they WERE but refused to get out in a big group! So we decided to all rest up and have it next week. Probably a good call. Sorry you didn't have anyone to pal around with last night.

Pam, stay warm. I remember years ago you were either going from the workshop to your house or vice versa and it was snowing so hard you could hardly see. Didn't you use a rope to get where you were going? I know I wouldn't do well in very cold temps. Give me 70 ish and breezes with the sun shining and I'm in a Happy Place!

Pat, you are so faithful about going to the Y. I'm sorry you hurt yourself. Hope you can figure out what you did. Is the bus project on hold for the winter or are they doing things inside to get it fixed up? I guess no matter what, you are pretty much on 'Decklan Duty!' He's so photogenic...must take after his grandmother!

Okay...enough chatting...I need to get busy so I can go to Emmaline's birthday party!

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Rita I never heard of Nanny's Elbow but that makes me feel better. When my DS was a little over a year old and pitching a fit in his crib. I was lifting him out of his bed and he started to wail. I couldn't imagine what was wrong and when Bob came in he discovered his arm was hurt. I was a new mom and was horrified when Bob had to take him to the ER. I was sure they would think I was an abusive mother and I cried so hard. I feel so much better! In fact when I mentioned what you called it he said "That's what Marshal had!" Now why did he not tell me that 40 years ago? Men! So funny about your cleaning person. I used to clean before the cleaning lady came which is crazy! Now I wouldn't mind at all letting someone else clean for me!

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Donna, I love your rum and coke in a bathrobe going to your neighbor's! I wish I had a drinking buddy like you.

Kerry, how is Adalynn's arm doing? One of my GD's elbow would easily get out of place. It's called Nanny's elbow. I freaked when it happened when I was watching her but her Dad knew just how to bend it into place. I guess it's common but none of my own kids ever had it. It can happen so easily. I hope Adalynn is all better now.

Pam, I'm sorry you can't go visit your friend in England. At least by keeping in touch with her will be comforting and she'll know you care. Be careful on that ice.

Mary, I plug my phone in on my dresser at night but I always turn the ringer off. If I'm semi awake and it rings I can hear it buzzing on the dresser. If I'm sound asleep I don't hear it. Sometimes I forget to turn the ringer off though and I'll hear it ding when a msg comes in. We have a big new Walmart not far from us and I haven't even gone in there yet! My Costco card expired Dec.31 but our DIL put Rex on her card so I don't have my own anymore. At least now when I go I'll have Rex with me to carry the groceries. haha

Diana, I bet your purple dress is cute and comfy! I have a dress kind of like that. It's from Coldwater Creek and I ordered it on line and when it came I realized it's probably going to have to be an at home dress. It's really wonderful but I'm not sure others would appreciate it. How sweet of you to be making a quilt for Marylou! What a treasure for her!

Today my cleaning guy came and I'm so happy. The windows and mirrors just shine. He dusted above my kitchen cabinet and all the glass and top of my China cabinet. My bathrooms and rugs are so nice. Best of all he dropped our cost by $20.00 he said now that he has things caught up he doesn't need as much time and he gave us credit for a referral. Now I just need to clear out the clutter and I will be ecstatic!







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Pat how did you hurt yourself? I hope it wasn't bad. I would make Jerry go get your granddaughter! Please be careful and bundle up!

I am hungry today. Price I pay for eating so many carbs the past couple of days! But, I was on track today. I too am mystified that I think I can do anything I put my mind to except lose weight! I am trying to tell myself that is an excuse I've been telling myself! I see people like so many of you including you Pat and I know I can do this. I try to remember we aren't young any more and we need to be as healthy as possible so we can enjoy the time we have left on this earth!

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I always keep my cell phone right next to me at night. But I have it set on Do Not Disturber. I can modify that setting with letting any calls from Stephanie come through. All other calls and texts don't make a sound.
It was nice to stay home yesterday and I did have fun with Decklan. Today Jerry and I were back at the Y and we did some shopping after. It was very cold and windy, not a pleasant day to be out. This weekend we will be below freezing plus snow is predicted. I have to pick up my granddaughter from the airport she is retuning to college from Texas. Her plane gets in Sunday afternoon which is when we could be getting snow.
I also am struggling but have vowed to myself to get my act together. I need to figure out why I am doing this to my self and stop it. Weight control is such a mystery to me. I can do so well for so long then just lose the momentum and it takes forever to get that back. Oh yea I also hurt myself at the Y today. I found I can't do all the exercises even when I see much older women do some.

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Diana: I hope Bob gets all that work done before you leave.

Pam: That is some pretty ugly weather. Hope you can stay inside.

i really wanted to go out to dinner tonight. The last two days at work were brutal. Unfortunately , there is nobody to go with.

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Mary we have all seen those people at Walmart. I knew you were kidding. I am determined not to take anything to Florida when we move that I don't want or need! It did feel good to get another box done. I also have some fabric I will give to one of the quilters. I would love to see the teepee. I'm glad the girls are getting some use out of the quilts. I'm hungry and your salad sounds good! I'll go make one now.

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I hope you know I was kidding about the rollers, Diana. During Christmas I saw this woman who had tattos all over her neck and hands...she had on a tiger onsie, bedroom slippers, and reindeer antlers. I wanted SO BADLY to take her picture but I figured she'd either shoot me, stab me, or knock me down. She was a rough looking character but it was THE most bizarre outfit I've ever seen at Walmart. No visible panty lines, either. EWWW! You are so busy. I'm glad you were able to get the fabric sorted. Doing that kind of thing always makes me feel so productive!
How wonderful to make the quilt for Marylou. You both have done such a wonderful job. I meant to take a picture for you of Emmaline's darling tee pee set up in her room. Cherilyn put the baby blanket you made for one of the twins in there and it fits perfectly. The twins and Emmaline sit in it and the girls pretend to read to her...it's so cute!

I am having salmon, green peas, and bastmanti rice for dinner. I will see if my lettuce is still alive...if so, I'll have a salad, too.

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Mary I did indeed correct the little girl who looked very embarrassed. But, I am trying to change my style a bit anyway. I don't think rollers are part of that style though. I actually have gotten compliments from adults on the dress. They seldom see me in one. LOL

Pam we are all so connected now. Good idea to shut them off but with no house phone I tend to take mine into the bedroom especially if Bob is gone. However I turn off notifications. I only hear if it rings.

Well, I finished sorting all my fabrics. I'll give myself a break from another box until we return from Florida. We will be very busy this week. I told Bob we won't go to Florida unless he gets the tile up and the backsplash in the kitchen! He has about a week to do it. Then we will go to Weatherford for my DIL birthday and then head to Texas, NO and Florida. We are looking forward to it!

I've been working on a quilt for Marylou. I told her when she got to goal that I would make her one. Who knew she would lose over 100 pounds! LOL She is getting closer and closer so I'm working on her quilt when I can. Part of the scraps I cut were for her quilt. So, I feel I killed two birds with one stone. Bob is on his way home. He should be here in about an hour. I've been on track today! Yay!

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Oh, Diana, you should have whipped around and said, "Honey, I'm not in skin tight flesh colored tights with no bra and I'm not wearing slippers and pink foam rollers. You're rude!!" I'm sure your purple swirly dress is cute! Don't get rid of it. Buy foam rollers for your next trip and you WILL fit right in, lol!!

Pam, I guess that's a good thing to turn the phone off. I close the computer, iPad and phone, plug everything in, and go to bed. All the devices are in the den, not my bedroom. But I can still hear the pings. Good idea to just turn the phone off. I don't wear my Fitbit to bed anymore. The text messages and phone calls buzz through that device, too! So I don't measure my sleep or lack thereof. Thanks for the push!

I had a nice lunch at a BBQ place to took Sue to, then my friend and I went to some resale/antique shops. We had such a nice time! I found a few things and I rarely buy...more of a looker. But this was a fun and productive afternoon.

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Just popping in to say good morning, and to ask

Mary something. Why do you leave your phone on at night? When I go to bed, everything is turned off. The computer and my phone. I'm sure we're old enough to remember the days when, if someone really needed you, they had to come and get you! That's what I think. I would go ballistic if my phone started beeping at me early in the morning. Whatever it is they want, it can wait until I get up. LOL!

God bless,

PS: 2 hours later : Heavy snow falling on top of a nasty ice storm. Slippery going out there....sigh


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Mary I love your "it's all Geek to me" comment. I'll have to remember that one! Glad to hear you use filtered water. I have gotten to where I seldom have any water unfiltered except restaurants. We drink bottled water and have for years. Our world is becoming a mess! Did you go for that walk?

Donna you will laugh at what happened to me although it was embarrassing. I have an easy to wear dress that has purple swirly things on it. I put it on and went to Walmart to get a few things. A young child yelled out "grandma look she is wearing her nightgown!" Well, that goes in the Goodwill pile today unless I wear it around the house! I've never heard of a Sams closing. Is it isn't a sign of problems?

Ok. I lost control of my eating again yesterday. Got up and am still 3 1/2 pounds up! I am taking back my diet! I ate correctly for breakfast and will work fish into my meals all week and cut the carbs! I can't let myself backslide! Let's do this you guys!

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Glad you had a good time with our friend and had a chance to destress a little, Donna. The Sam's near my old house is one of the ones that is closing. I decided to get a Costco card since there is a large Walmart very close to my house. Sam's and Costco here are a couple of miles apart. Our Sam's is brand new...go figure!

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I have never gone anywhere in my robe but I knew my friend would love that I felt comfortable enough with her to do that. Since I don't drink, she was happy to have someone to drink with and since she worked with me, she understands the stress level I get.

We just found out that our Sams Club is closing. It is close to the house and there never is a line ( probably why they are closing) but now all the Sam's shoppers will be adding to the Costco chaos.



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Good morning, friends! I was awake but dozing and a neighbor texted me...my phone 'twinkled' ... the text sound is a pretty sound but it still signaled that my day had started when I'd really planned on snuggling down in bed and watching tv for a while! She has a dog...was up getting ready to walk him. It's 33 here and will be colder tonight! I don't know about the water, Diana. when I watered some of my outdoor plants yesterday before I get ready to cover them up again today, I was impressed that the tap water I was using seemed crystal clear. I use filtered water from the fridge for coffee and tap water for the rest. Yes, having control of the tv/remote is a perk! I have had trouble with my brand new Blu-Ray dvr box and Netflix yesterday, though. I was watching a show and the picture froze. I tried to exit out and redo it but the screen went black and now I can't get anything on it. I turned the box off and on and nothing. It's only 3 weeks old, the boys didn't give me the receipt, and they threw the box away. I do have the instruction book but it doesn't tell anything except how to set the thing up. It's all Greek (or GEEK!) to me!

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Mary I'm glad you have a shorter commute to your meeting. Too bad there was an accident tonight. I was watching CBS and they were talking about how so many communities in Texas have really bad water. I saw the put Houston on that list. Do you know how your drinking water stands?

Kerry I hope Adalynn is alright. I also hope you do go back to the doctor. I really wish they would give you a break from the kids so you can get well.

Donna I was glad to hear you have someone helping with your mom's clothes! You really have a big weekend planned. I bet you will love the chair after a game of Pickle Ball!

Pam I'm so sorry about your friend. I hope all goes well for her and that you can go see her soon.

Bob called and chatted for 20 minutes. His mom won't have test results until the 24th. He is fixing her plumbing and installing a door for her. He will be home tomorrow night. I'm watching everything on the DVR I want to! LOL


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I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, Pam. Cancer is so awful. And it's all around us, sadly. I hope the treatments will help her and heal her. You never know what will work!

I need to get to bed....this is up late for me!!

Mary
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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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Evening gals,

Haven't done too well with my eating, but haven't badly either. I'm probably "on hold" again. I'm a bit upset because one of my best friends in England messaged me this morning and told me that just before Christmas, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 3, triple negative aggressive. Doesn't sound good to me and I wish I could buy a ticket and go over to see her, but that's not likely to happen..sigh. She is having surgery and starting chemo and radiation, so we'll see how it goes. emoticon

Donna, I loved that you sauntered over to your neighbour's in your robe. It's so nice to be able to do that.

Our weather is so bizarre. We've had so much snow, and it has been so cold - then the January thaw hit. For the past 2 days, it has been well above zero, and it has rained and rained. Almost all the snow is gone! But apparently we're about to get another deep freeze very shortly, so all that water .... time to get out the skates. LOL!

Anyway, everyone have a good night, and will chat again tomorrow. emoticon

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Donna, I love that you went to your friend's house in your robe! We should do that here: happy hour in our jammies!! It will be special to have your memory pillow made. My sisters and I did that, too. Enjoy your alone time, your household 'getting things in order' time, and time with Noah and hiking. You have a lot planned!

Kerry, I wish you would just put your foot down and tell Trish you will NOT babysit until you are completely well. It's ridiculous for you to be doing so much for them while you feel bad. Please tell her no. She will just have to find someone else. Don't take this illness any less seriously than you already are...you are sick, my friend!

I had a wonderful Modern Widow's meeting tonight but it took a while to get there and just as I was getting ready to exit, there was a big wreck. So it was hard to get there and hard to get back. Home and ready for bed!

Mary
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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 loved getting our one evening of rain but boy are my joints stiff and achy! Ah, the joys of getting older.

Mary: Hard to believe your baby is one already. I know you are enjoying your life but if you get tired, you can always say no.

Pat: Cute pancakes with Decklan. Glad you stayed home today. There is always tomorrow to go out.

Kerry: Glad you were able to rest after the girls left. If you need more meds tomorrow, then you should take that as a sign that you need your rest. Maybe you should ask the MD about babysitting when you are so sick. If he says to rest, then you have someone backing you up to tell TRish you are not available.

Had a huge day at work. So much going on all at once and then changing constantly. I was so done when work was over, I mixed a rum and coke and went to my friend's house and sat with her and relaxed and drank for the evening. I even went over in my bathrobe. LOL I feel very relaxed now.

I have cold feet so think I will go to my heated bed soon.

Saturday my electrician is coming and the chair is coming after that. Sunday is pickleball and MOnday is Noah, then hiking with a friend, then the dermatologist, and then a lady to help me make those memory pillows out of mom's clothes. So much for a relaxing day off.

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Apparently we have been having off and on sprinkles because#1 I can feel and smell it and #2 the ground is wet. My toes are cold, too. Trish came for the kids, fed them lunch then left. I just stayed in my chair with no light on and didn't move for a couple hours. I just sat playing some kindle games and sitting with my eyes closed. When Larry got home he managed to be quiet, too. Oh for more days like that. I'll be back at the doctor's office at 9 a.m. I'll probably wind up with more meds. We may try taking Adalynn to the doctor but will have to watch how she's moving her arm. She uses it to play but when she stands up she only pushes with the right hand. This is from climbing out of her crib and having a bad landing. It's probably just fear keeping her from putting her weight on it.



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Diana, I would LOVE a day with nothing much going on!! Sunday after Mass should be that time! Enjoy time with your fabric. I I think/hope the bad weather has passed by. It thundered a lot but only had a slight rain after a very brief hard one. Right now it's getting dark again and it's only 4:20 but the weather guy didn't say anything about another round. Getting to this meeting is actually easier and shorter than when I lived in my old house. But it's heavy traffic in a huge construction zone most of the way and parking at the church is usually at a premium. I give myself an hour and sometimes get there early. At other times I'm late. You just never know! And just as I"m typing this, a huge rain has started out of nowhere. Ugh!!

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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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Rita sounds like you have people who care about you if they texted to find out where you were. I'm glad you have a Diabetic manager to lean on. I'm sure they have good ideas. Probably have many people in the same boat. I sure like my cleaning lady too. She only does my bathroom but it is one less thing to worry about. I used to be horrified at the thought of someone cleaning MY house. Now not so much! I do laugh because if I tell Bob she is coming he picks up! LOL

Mary time sure flies. I can't believe it has been a year since Emmaline was born. She will be chasing her sisters in no time. Stay safe if you go out for your meeting.

I've been working on my fabric all day. Nothing else going on here.

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There’s been a slow, steady rain for several hours now and all of a sudden, here comes the sun! The rain was supposed to be bad but so far, it hasn’t been. I found a few cute items for Emmaline’s birthday party on Saturday…today she is one! She isn’t walking yet but is starting to let go of furniture and wobble a little. She’s a crawling champ and chases after the girls at lightning speed.

Pat, the idea of swimming in a cold pool chills me to the bone! The pictures of Decklan with the pancakes are darling. He’s so photogenic!

Kerry, I sure wish Trish would find child care. You aren’t going to get your energy back chasing after the girls. Even with you telling her, she still brought them to you! Sorry this happens so often.

Pam, it was a good thing to get out and get those errands out of the way. And yes, I do think I’m much more busy than I was when I was working…but that was because my teaching was from about 7am to 4pm and THEN I had to get things done. Now it’s a pleasure to do what I want to WHEN I want to!

I am in a grazing mode too, Donna. I was great at breakfast: cottage cheese, blueberries, and almonds. Ta-da! Followed by a sandwich lunch, Cheetoes, Fritoes, whatever is laying around! I did line dancing and am doing my hourly steps but am just wanting something that’s salty and BAD for me. No hope! I have a busy Friday and two activities on Saturday: Emmaline’s birthday party and a Modern Widow get-together. Sunday is free!

Rita, I’m glad you stayed in bed for an extra while. Taking care of a sick 2 yr. old…you might ‘get it’ too so be watching for symptoms! Sometimes we just need a day off from our fun things, too! You’ve had a busy last few weeks, have been under the weather and taking care of /worrying about Rex. I hope you can get some well needed rest!

I have a widow group meeting tonight and hope the weather will be okay!




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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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If all of you figure out how to get back on track, let me know! I'm finding I graze all day long! If stuff is out of sight it helps but left over goodies from Christmas are still calling to me. I'm tempted to dump everything even if the family complains.

I've been checking my blood sugars and they are not good. I'm horrified at how they have gone up. I have another appt with the diabetes manager next week so maybe she'll have some helpful ideas. This has been eye opening to see what my numbers are. I suspected the low dose of meds weren't doing much and now I know it's true.

My GD stayed home with me the last 2 days with her having a fever, runny nose and coughing and sneezing. I really enjoyed having that time with her. I was going to get up and go to Mass and coffee afterwards this morning but it was 19 degrees and I'll be out till 11:00 pm tonight so I decided to stay in bed and sleep. It was wonderful but I was missed. I got a text wondering where I was. I guess the weary isn't supposed to rest.

I did get all the Christmas stuff packed up and finally carried to the basement. Now I am tackling the other pile ups that were hidden by all the Christmas stuff. I sure could use a helpful hand around here. At least my bathrooms will get cleaned tomorrow and rugs vacuumed when my hired man comes.

Stay well everyone!!

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Pat, I enjoyed those pictures of Decklan on facebook. He looked so excited to have more Christmas presents to open. LOL! But we didn't get to see what he got!

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Pat you sound just like me! I don't know what has happened. I need my routine and it is all messed up! I did notice stress is my big trigger. But, now I should be de-stressing. But as you know food is our siren! Once we get off track our mind says "I already cheated" or " but it's only a little" and on and on. But, I'm on to it! It can't hold me for long! I need to start doing some kind of exercise. I have some hand weights I want to use. I'll have to look at some of the exercises on SP. I suspect jumping into the cold pool is the best way. Like pulling off a bandaid!

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Diana we are suppose to get cold temps and ice than snow tomorrow. And wouldn't you know it I have a hair appointment. Jerry said he would take me but if it is too bad I will just cancel. Even though I really need it cut it is not worth getting in a car accident.
I have been telling myself every day this will be my last day to eat uncontrollably and then it is not. I also have to get myself back on track and soon!
The cold pool was not as bad as expected. The getting in was brutal and since I do not have a poker face the lady sitting on the side was cracking up at my facial expressions. Once in and with steady movement the water was tolerable. At least I felt I got a good workout since I was moving non stop and as fast as I could.
So tomorrow will be a get up and see what I will be doing.

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Diana: If I gain weight and I know it is due to salt , I don't sweat it. You know over the next few days it will go away. My biggest problem is when there is nothing to do at work and I have to sit at my desk, I just graze all day. That is a huge problem.

Pam: Glad you loaded up so you won't have to go out in any of the upcoming storms.

Kerry: Hope you get the rest you need.



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Pam smart move getting supplies before the storm. No need to get out in it.

We are expecting a big drop in temps tomorrow with some snow. I won't be going anywhere. I did get off track eating the past week more than at Christmas. I think it is stress. Now that my responsibilities are finished I should be able to get back at it. I refuse to go backwards.



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