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Kerry, this happened last time you went to visit. Once Mary left the house she never looked back! I'm sure it is terrible to be cooped up but I wish she realized how hard it is on him to have her gne for hours. Here' to a good next leg of the trip.

Pat, I'm really impressed with the bus! They look really professional with the finishes. I hope it will be good weather and they can finish quickly. Do they have land?

Donna, can Noah have gluten free stuff? If so, you should be able to find a lot to fill in the blanks. One of my nieces has her whole family on a gluten free diet because one of the girls has Celiac disease. They only have non gluten free things when they go out with friends.

I had a delightful salad lunch iwth my grade school friends. Then I got my hair cut and saw my trainer. After I rest up a little I will clean up and go to my DIL's Mary Kay party 30 minutes away!

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It really is especially when I only see him once a year. Last time we went out looking for some day care (a term I hate for seniors ) but Mary is going to start looking for someone to come in once a week or so so she can get out for groceries, etc. After dinner we're heading to my sister's for the night.



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Kerry it is hard to see our loved ones decline like that. Hope you are enjoying the trip.

Pat: You were lucky to get treated so quickly. I makes it so much easier that way.
We were so lucky driving Noah to and from Phoenix and being seen so quickly yesterday. Under 3 hours is amazing. But today there is a wildfire along the highway so they closed it. That is the only access to Phoenix unless you go way west on 2 lane roads over the mts. If we were traveling today, we'd not be able to get home, we'd be parked on the highway until they opened it as there are no frontage roads and very few exits.

Mary: All that salt is what contributed to your weight gain. It will come off naturally over the next few days.

Noah's elimination diet for the next few months is no wheat, soy, eggs, dairy, nuts, and seafood. It is so hard to find substitutes for any processed foods. We are busy reading labels like crazy to find something besides meat, fruits, and vegetables. Apparently kids lose weight they shouldn't be on this diet so we have to watch that too. I did find a substitute butter for him.





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Oh, the cheese frenchee is SO good. Larry's brother and sister in law worked hard to come up with a replica and said they came close but said it was hard.

We have been at dad's since 10 this morning so Mary could go out to lunch and shopping with a friend. Problem is she doesn't get home when she said she would and dad gets worried and upset. He has asked where is she and when is she coming home a couple hundreds time. Good old Alzheimer's.



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No Mary we do not have him this week, but will get him on Friday and have him until Monday evening. Looks like at least for awhile we will be keeping him weekends again so the kids can work on the bus. They got some unexpected extra money so they have bought supplies and want to get as much done on the project as possible when Wyatt s home.
And I also had never heard of a fried grilled cheese sandwich but boy does it sound interesting.

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Well, I truly don't now why Spark is slow all the time. My typing is still several words behind and it's so irritating. I tend to make lots of mistakes that aren't easily corrected that way, too! I walked with my friend at 8:00 and got in my 7,000 steps by 9:00. I am doing one load of laundry and have my cobbler in the oven. I will go through my cosmetics in a little bit and see what needs to be replenished before the trip. I have a big plastic box of extras and want a full 'content' for the trip. I will pack a bag for Cherilyn's house, too, and leave that there since I will spend the night with her on the way back. I am taking a small carry on RuMe bag with a change of clothes and make up since I change planes. Just in case my luggage gets lost!

Pat, I will be gone a week. I hope it will be a fun trip, good weather, etc. Just being there will be wonderful. I hope to bond with little David but not seeing hime for months at a time will be hard, as you very well know. I'm sorry you have the bladder infection. Great that you were able to see your doctor so quickly and got your meds, too. I guess you have Decklan for the rest of hte week? Or was that not your 'on the road' plan this time?

Donna, you did a great job swimming after the storm. I decided not to go to Zumba last night. I was really busy and was enjoying getting things done. I guess I could have counted some of the housework and stuff I was doing as exercise! I will vacuum and mop at some point and leave with a clean house. That's exercise too! I did like you and got on the scale this morning. Sad to say, I'm up 2 pounds, too. I had chicken and spinach last night but then had popcorn and chips/salsa! I loved it!! But I hate the weight gain. We are having salads for lunch with my grade school buddies today so I will be good.

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Good morning everyone. We are getting a monsoon rain right now and I did have to drive in it. I thought I was coming down with a bladder infection, we all know the signs,so since I had to take DH's bridge to the dentist before 8:30 this morning And I would be going right past my doctors office I thought I could just leave a sample. Well it was 30 min. Before her first appointment and she was there so she saw any way. I really appreciated that. And yes I do have one. So before 8:30 I was done and my antibiotic prescription was sent to WalMart. Then I had to drive home in a blinding rain. But home safe now so all is good.
Donna I know the draw to the darn scales. But I guess it is good to keep close watch and keep tract of our eating so we know what causes any change. You are doing great and if the Olive Garden meal has lasted 2 days then you are not over eating. I have to drink extra water with this thing going on with me but that is a good thing.
Diana glad you are home safe but sorry about the car problems. Did you see any aliens? Sounds like other than car issues it was a good trip.
Mary you will be busy the next couple days. I guess Cherilyn is taking you to the airport? How long will you be gone? I can hardly wait to see updated pictures of your new grandson!
Kerry loved the picture of you and your sweet little sleeping granddaughter on Facebook. I always preferred to stay at my son's house when we visited them until they said they didn't have a spare room when they moved.
The rain seems to be over finally so going outside to enjoy the cooler temps before the heat comes back.

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Mary: You know how to pack a lot in a day! I hope you enjoy meeting your new grandson.

Diana: Glad you are home safe and sound. You just missed the monsoons unless you got hit in southeast AZ. They were getting rain last week. Sorry about the car problems. I would be petrified if I had car trouble on a trip but then you have you knight in shining armor to fix it.

We got our first monsoon yesterday. Lots of much needed rain. But the lightening and rain stopped and I got to swim my laps last night with the pool to myself. I am the only one crazy enough to swim after the storm. ha ha
I couldn't help myself and weighed myself this morning. I was disappointed to see it up 2 pounds but I have been eating Olive Garden for 2 days and I know it is a lot of salt. I also ate 3 cookies yesterday and that means sugar. I feel pretty good about being able to get the weight back down again. Sugar makes me retain water too.

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Oh, Diana....car problems on the road are awful. I'm so sorry this happened. Spending all that extra money is hard with all the stress of traveling in general. I don't get much more than you do for SS after over 30 years of teaching and no pension!

I hope the move to the relatives' house will be a good one, Kerry. It's always 'iffy' with little ones, especially a baby away from her parents! How is she doing without Trish and Aaron. I know she's used to being with you and Larry all day but I'll bet the nights are tough at times.

I have a very full day. I walk in a little while with my WW buddy, then have to make a blueberry cobbler and have lunch with first grade friends! Then I get my hair cut, see my trainer, and go to a Mary Kay party that my DIL is having. It's 30 minutes away and it will be sort of a late night for me. Then tomorrow I walk again, get my nails done, and finish packing/go to my daughter's for the next leg of my trip!

Off to get busy!

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Kerry how nice that your family has offered to let you stay. Sounds like they really mean it. I think with all those grandkids they won't be bothered.



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Good evening. It's getting late but we spent a lot of time visiting with my sister and her husband. We had dinner with them and Jim told us we will check out in the morning and move to their house since they have the basement set up for guests and they won't be bothered by Aaliyah and probably won't even hear her. They do have something like 16 grandkids between them. I think Larry was finally convinced. Larry's niece in law came with their son to visit us at the motel and then we had lunch with the entire family. It was good seeing Mark and his family again. It's been awhile. Their son is growing into a nice polite boy-I guess he's about 7 or 8 now and got down on the floor to play with Aaliyah. She loved all the attention but I"m afraid she's going to be up all night after the nap she had earlier. I'm trying to get some sparking done but won't finish all the emails.

Diana, sorry about the car problems. I remember times like that and it really messes up a trip. We had to stop twice on our honeymoon with car issues-the second time Larry used a hanger to wire the tail pipe or exhaust pipe up. That worked much better than the $500 job the filling station did.

I need to check out for the night. I need some sleep or I should say I need to be prepared to sleep when Aaliiyah does. I think it will be a long night and hopefully not too bad for the folks next door.



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Just got back from my road trip. Visited a couple of cousins in AZ. On the way we saw Roswell, Tombstone and Bisbee.

We had car trouble and had to spend $1000 to repair it! Yikes.

Signed up for SS and got a whopping $600 a month! Oh well it is money I didn't have.

Hope you are all well. I'll read your posts later.

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Good morning. I will go walking with my WW friend in a few minutes. Wow, Kerry. Your trip really is whirlwind! I couldn't spend indoor time with a smoker any more, I don't think. So bad for everyone, but especially for a baby. I hope you can visit your sister. It reminds me of the Lucille Ball movie in the latte 60's---If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium!

I love Olive Garden, Donna. I found a knock off recipe for the Chicken Gnocci soup and it's only 6 points....the actual soup is only 7. Of course, I need bread sticks, lol....can't make those though. Good for you staying within your calories.

Pam, I have gone to the dentist twice a year since I was little. Thank goodness, I've had very little trouble with my teeth. Now that I don't have dental insurance I will really have to check to see what I truly need to have done. X-rays once a year only, I'm sure. I will continue to clean up and straighten out thinkgs again today. Then then rest of the time before I leave for California will be hectic. Good for you getting a full room decluttered!

Rita, I've never heard of a deep fried grilled cheese! I love grilled cheese but haven't had it in a while. That, with bacon and tomato basil soup is my go-to winter comfort food! Oh, the good times when I never worried about what I ate!

I am enjoying my Alta. I did over 6,000 steps yesterday just 'doing things' and chasing after the girls. No formal exercise since I was asked to babysit and it was so hot by 5:45 when they left that I didn't go walking. I hope my walk today will give me a jump start. I joined another new challenge on Spark. I am enjoying keeping up with my exercise and getting things done that way!

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Kerry: You are a natural mommy ( again)/ grandma. How is the baby doing with so many strangers and unknown places?

The dentists always have an angle. Mine xrays me every time I come in. It turns out a dentist in town has a hygienist that tells everyone that they have periodontal disease and have to come back every 4 months. At a few of our group meals everyone that goes there had the same story. Second opinions proved this to be wrong.

I had Ĺ an Olive Garden dinner and managed to stay within my calorie count today. YEA!!!! I also got my laps in today at the pool and an evening walk with the dogs.

Mary: I hope Grace will follow her sister's lead in the potty training. That will make life so much easier.

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Kerry, A Cheese Frenchee used to be my food of choice when I lived in Omaha. We went to King's Restaurant for them. You just brought back some yummy memories. I think I saw a place in Kearney, Nebr. that offered them. Where did you find yours? Have a most wonderful trip!

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I'm with you on the dentist, Pam. It used to be every year and they've changed it to every 6 months or if you have any issues every 4 months which insurance doesn't cover. Sometimes I think they cause more problems than not going. I'm glad your visit went well, though.

Sounds like everyone is keeping busy. We had a lazy morning with breakfast at the motel, then we went and visited Larry's sister. She was in a normal bad mood when we got there and came out with swear words (her normal vocabulary) about the folks across the street. The were obviously going out fishing/camping and had a couple trucks with trailers or motor homes all legally parked and one car parked to unload stuff about a foot across the end of her side driveway. She yelled at him but he ignored her. He and all the others took off a few minutes later. Then she went on about the kids "letting" their balls get into her yard and them coming over to get them. She wasn't real happy that we wanted to sit outside but we both get sick from the cigarette smell inside-it was bad enough outside. emoticon

I had a cheese frenchee for lunch. It's a deep fried grilled cheese. A serving is 3 triangles or 3/4 of a normal grilled cheese. I didn't have anything with it but a glass of water. It took a long time to get our order so we got a free donut which we shared later. This restaurant is actually 3 restaurants in one-two of them are old time favorites which were closing down so the coffee shop or one of the owners put all three into a small building and does a pretty good business around town.

This evening we visited dad again. Mary's (my stepmother) granddaughter stopped by to visit about her upcoming trip so that was a nice quiet visit, too. Aaliyah did show everyone how she likes to play with things that make noises. lol She has now been changed and fed and is sound asleep so I need to finish up and join her.

Sorry I can't reply to everyone but I did read posts. I do remember Mary mentioning the preemie-I pray everything goes well there.

Tomorrow we will probably visit my sister and whoever else we run into.





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Evening girls!

My dentist appt went just fine - no cavities, but they want to see me more often, tsk. I go once a year, never have cavities, but they want to see me more often? I guess the dentist needs a Maserati this time....grrr.

Kerry, I hope you are having a wonderful trip. Kudos to you for taking your grandchild with you on the trip. As much as I love Landon, I doubt I could take him on an extended trip without his mom and pop. LOL!

It was so hot and humid today, and I cleared out an entire bedroom to toss stuff (bed and all) into a dumpster. Of course the dumpster is as far away from the house as it could get, so it was a long walk back and forth with all the bags and boxes of junk. Of course I left the bed and other furniture to hubby and daughter to carry out.

We need rain so badly, and it looked like we were going to get a nice storm, but instead only got a 10 minute sprinkle - just enough to wet the road. The farmers won't be happy with that.

You girls are doing so well with your weight loss and exercise. I wish to heck I could lose some weight. I hardly ever eat out, I cook healthy meals almost every night and my portions are not large. I work out in the shop with packing and lifting and generally pooping myself out. LOL! And yet, not a single ounce will drop off this frame. Short of eating next to nothing, I cannot imagine ever losing anything.

Off to facebook now. Have a great evening! emoticon

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Haha, Pat....maybe I can 'let my fingers do the walking' as well as my feet! I had a great time at lunch with all the kids and so much fun with the girls. We walked down the street and I told them we needed to stop at the stop sign. I pointed it out to them and when Annalise saw a truck go by, she yelled 'You supposed to stop at the stop sign....Mimi SAID!!' So cute! We did sidewalk chalk, watched Mickey Mouse and Sofia the First in my bed, played in the grass in the back yard, and had such a good time.

Rita, I hope the nap revived you and you have enough 'stuff' to go to the meeting in the afternoon. I'd hoped to go to water aerobics but babysitting took precedence. A great trade off!

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Goodness! I was scrolling through the messages and mine looked so long...then I noticed it posted twice. So sorry. I guess I need to look at it after I post it.

I saw the word underwire and just thought it was the kind of bra you bought. lol It didn't occur to me that it was meant to be underwear!

After that long nap yesterday I was hoping for lots of energy today. It hasn't shown up yet! I have a 4:00 mtg so I'm doing little this and that's to conserve my energy.

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Just keeping the girls is sure to add extra steps for you Mary. I know it always does for me. And I know you are going to lose more I can hear the determination in your typing, lol.

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Congrats on the pound down, Pat. You have been sso successful! I had a call from Cherilyn right before I went to Mass. They have a couple who just had a premie yesterday and the family asked them to come visit. I bought the baby some newborn onesies since they hadn't planned on a premie...couldn't find any of those but maybe the newborn ones will help. They have asked me to watch the girls so they aren't exposed to germs in the hospital. Fine with me! And when they leave I will walk and see how the Alta works on my steps! I parked in a remote parking lot for church and walked extra steps. I am aiming for more pounds down myself!

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I saw the underwire/underwear mistake but just ignored it, lol. I have these ridiculous looking bras that should of been thrown away years ago. I had some nice ones I wore on dress up days but wore the stretched out for everyday. Then one day I looked down when I had a good one on and the girls looked nice and perky not sagging so I had an aha moment to get rid of the worn out ones and have all good ones. But can you believe $35.00 for that little bit of fabric. Oh well.
OK it is official now on my weigh in day, I have lost one pound since last week. It is really coming off slow but I have to remember that is a good thing.
Mary I think the Alta is fitbit's newest product. It was not available when I was looking. My Fitbit also measures my sleep and I can set an alarm so it vibrates to wake me up. I have done that once and it is nice since no sound comes out. I am excited for you finally getting to go to CA. How long will you be there? It will be so special to meet in person your new grandson. I hope you post or send us some pictures!
Kerry glad the trip is going so well. So you are in Nebraska now then you will be heading to Colorado? How long there? That is the family reunion right? Then where to next? I think I remember you saying you were going to be gone a month so will it mostly be driving places or are you staying someone else for awhile. No matter what it sounds like quite an adventure for all f you.
Donna I only exercised at the Y one day last week. It will be tough going tomorrow, but I am hoping to go every day I can. When I have Decklan it s just too hard to get there in the mornings because with this heat our best playing out side time is early morning. I use to stress ver not going but now I figure as long as I always go back it will be OK.
Rita you must of been tired, lol. Sounds like you are a busy busy lady. Spending time with family and going through treasures is a great way to spend a day! I guess your DH is feeling much better now? I am hoping the weather in Denver is not I the 100's the end of July but if it is what can we do about it.
Actually the more I thought about it I really didn't mind not going out for dinner on my actual birthday. And you are right, now I can celebrate on another day. In fact Monday I spend it with my sweet daughter and grandson, she is taking me out to lunch. Then Tuesday or Wednesday we will go shopping with my gift cards to Christopher Banks then eat lunch out. That will be enough!

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Hee hee, Donna. Lots of 'buzzing going on' but nothing kinky, lol! I got into bed last night at 10:00 and wondered how the Alta was going to measure my sleep because the One had to be put into a 'sleeve' and I had to go online and click something to tell it when to start, etc. I never did that. Well, I woke up several times and rolled over, went to the bathroom once, but it didn't interrupt the sleep count. It said I slept 8.5 hours! As long as I don't actually get out of bed and start moving around, it counts my bed time as sleep time! Cool! I have a whole new set of smaller underwear that I bought before Dave died. We went to the Hanes outlet and they had a big sale. I had lost weight and figured I could get back into my smaller size. It was too uncomfortable and I put them away, tags and all. I found them during my purging last week. I have nice bras that are too small, too. One of these days....

Kerry, it sounds like you have a lot to contend with. I hope this trip won't wear you out. A child who has high pitched screams in the middle of the night would set my nerves on edge! Trish and Aaron had better be appreciative of you. Do drink lots of water and get out every couple of hours to walk. You don't want a health crisis from being in the car so long. Hope all the relatives are fun to be with.

Rita, it sounds like you really needed that nap! I've done that, too. I love naps! Going through all the old treasures is something my sisters and I will be doing when they come next month, too. I have several boxes of things that I brought home for 'safekeeping!' It will be good to look through it all. Getting into the carseat alone IS a huge task! Annalise can hook herself up. Grace is more than content to let anyone else do it. They are SO different, lol. Yesterday was another all day panty day! I think there's been a big aha time.

Pat, you hold him to that dinner sometime soon! I totally agree: it should have been YOUR call or choice! Men! They just don't have any sensitivity to the things that are important at times. I hope it was a great birthday anyway. I laughed at the underwire, too! Figured it was underwear!

I had a wonderful steak dinner with my friend Sarah last night and I recorded all my food. I went over by about 7 points I think, I've already forgotten, but it was worth it. We do that every couple of months. My kids and I are having lunch at Benihana's for Cherilyn's belated birthday. Then I will be very careful the rest of the week. I have to really watch it for next week...I'll be in California!

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Rita: You must have really been tired to take a long nap like that. You are always so busy.

Pat: I think you have auto correct, you have underwire instead of underwear again. ha ha I also bought new underwear. I bought a smaller size since the old ones were so big. However, now I think they were just stretched out. Oh well, a new goal, fit into new underwear. I am sorry that you did not get your birthday dinner. I get that he is probably right, but that was YOUR decision. The offer should still have been made. MEN!

Mary: It took me a while to figure out what was buzzing on you. LOL My imagination could take that thought all kinds of kinky places. snicker

I messed up my calories today. I misread the menu on a friend's food truck. He has won awards on his Aioli burgers and he was in town so I ordered one. I didn't realize it was a bacon cheeseburger. That must be 1000 calories all by itself. I also took a day off from exercising so that is not a good combination. I was too tired this morning and after I got my hair done, I didn't want to jump in the pool and it is too hot to walk outside. hmmmm, 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I will try to swim tomorrow.

I did buy a lot of produce on sale and processed it all. I will have a great winter eating.

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Thank you ladies for all the congrats on my loss. That helps me to persevere.

Happy Birthday, Pat! I know it must be disappointing not to go to dinner tonight but spreading out the celebrations is probably better for our weight loss efforts. You'll still get to have a birthday dinner, like I do, I spread my birthday out over 3 weeks since it comes on Christmas week! How wonderful that you lost a pound this week. Congratulations! Weddings are always fun. I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding.

Mary, it's wonderful Annalise is doing so well in per panties. It makes life so much easier. I always considered that milestone like being able to climb in the car by themselves (I still buckle them but don't have to lift them). Congratulations on your loss this week. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new FitBit Alta. I love how it buzzes to get you moving. I still am thinking I will need to eventually get one..

Donna, you are doing wonderful with your weight. Congratulations! I would be so thrilled to weight what I did 25 yr ago! I love bread too but have been vigilant in keeping my distance. I know what it does to me!

Kerry, have a wonderful trip! It's awesome Aaliyah will have this to put in her baby book as her first major road trip. Everyone will have so much fun with her at the reunion.

Pam, how did your dentist appointment go? I hope you are off the hook for another year!

This afternoon I took a 3 1/2 hr nap. I was totally exhausted. I wonder if I was a little bit dehydrated too. Yesterday afternoon I cooked lunch for my 2 aunts and then we spent hours sorting through boxes of her collected religious articles and booklets. She had some wonderful treasures. She gave me a few and I feel so blessed. We still have lots to sort through so it will be an on-going project. This morning DH and I went up to Mother Cabrini shrine for a special Mass and Lunch. It's vacation time so many tourists were there. DH and I are watching that old show from 1962 That Touch of Mink. Some of these old shows are so fun to watch. They don't stand up to Dirty Dancing but they are entertaining!



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Mary, it sounds like you got a great tracker.
Pat, glad things went well.

Today was another day in the car with pretty good weather-it is defnitely hot. I need more exercise and a lot less soda as my ankles are swollen but we are here in Lincoln for a few days so maybe I can move a bit more. We are in a new motel so I'll have to check out the swimming pool if they have one. We are still trying to figure out the kid's night time schedule. She is really hyper right now and keeps letting out her loud squeals that she does when she gets excited.I put a picture of Aaliyah with her great grandpa-they're kind of checking each other out. We were invited to stay with them but Larry didn't want to. We were a bit worried about her crying or squealing during the night but I did think we would stay for at least one night. I'm sure tomorrow we will see more family. I guess I missed my cousin by a day. Of course this is the one who lives about 80 miles from me in Florida so one would think we could get together every so often. Someone is wanting to go to bed and someone else if thinking he's crazy and laughing while I am trying to get my sparking done. Later!



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Oh, wow....I just got 3 pictures via text and my Ulta buzzed me on that too and told me it was from Chris! That's so cool!

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pat, I'm glad you got through the wedding with Decklan behaving and even though you ate more than you planned, you probably did just fine. I think when we eat out or at 'events' we just have to do the best we can.

I did go to water aerobics this afternoon but a huge clap of thunder made everyone scramble out of the pool after 70 minutes. Bummer! Better safe than sorry, though, and no one could stay around for 45 minutes to see if we could get back in. The class would have been over anyway. I did a little more clearing of office junk, then met Sarah for dinner. We had a fabulous filet mignon, asparagus, and mashed potatoes at our local 'Cheers!' It's our every other month splurge. Sooo worth it. They let you bring your own wine. I was only over my allotment by 7 points. I did log it all.

Tomorrow we go to Benihana's for Cherilyn's belated birthday. I will either walk in the afternoon or go to water aerobics again. My WW friend and I plan on walking M-W of next week as well.

So far, my flex has told me by a gentle buzz once an hour to move! I like that!

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Happy Saturday everyone. It is so super hot here, but it is late June. Congratulations to all of you who have lost this past week. I can count myself in that group. I have lost a pound since last week, I am hoping that holds true for my Sunday morning weigh in. Last night we went too a wedding and they didn't serve dinner until almost 8:30. I was so hungry that before I knew it I had ate the entire dinner. I was only going to eat until I was full,but that never happened, lol. Then I had one cookie for dessert. I was a wee bit concerned taking Decklan but the service was out doors and DH kept him occupied so it worked out well. And I kept thinking of Kerry who is taking her granddaughter on a month long driving vacation, So I thought to myself I can handle a two year old for a little while, lol.It was a nice wedding. It was my sister's oldest granddaughter, and she looked beautiful.
Well my DH is losing weight too and he decided since we had such a rich dinner last night we would not go out tonight for my birthday dinner. I won't tell you what I thought but he is probably right. So we will go out maybe next week sometime. My friend got me a gift card to KHOL'S so I went and bought myself some new underwire, woo hoo! But I needed it now I need to go in my drawers and throw away some pretty sad looking things that belong in the trash.
Mary I have the Fitbit Flex and I love it. I don't wear mine in the shower or when I do water aerobics but I wear it every other time. It works great for me.
And wow Kerry I agree with the others how can a company make it's employees pay back a pension? That is just unreal! DH worked for a utility and could of had a pension but took the buy out. Now the company has changed hands and who knows what happened to the pensions.
Rita you are doing so well in your weight loss. Sometimes you can just lose a couple pounds and all of a sudden go down a dress size. I hope you can see results soon cause it does boost your resolve.
Pam hope the dentist visit was uneventful. I just did that and ended up having one cavity. But it is all fixed so I am good to go for 6 months. I am actually going to try to floss every day this time like I tell them I do and see if it makes my cleaning easier.
Donna you are really stepping up your swimming laps. I have to admire that. It is not easy to swim and to get in as many laps as you do is awesome! And don't. Stress over the donut. It came, you ate, and now it is gone. I have to take birthday treats to the Y on Monday so I will be eating. Some goodies too. I bought little mini cinnamon rolls from SAM'S club which are 60 calories apiece. Not too bad and most will be gone anyway.


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So far, it's given me a mild buzz to remind me to walk 250 steps each hour! So far, so good! I'm doing more clearing out in Dave's office (dining room) and will have dinner with my former teaching partner.

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Congrats on the loss, Mary. Hope your new tracker works well.



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Kerry, I hope the trip goes well. I traveled once on a place when Cherilyn was 2 and Chris was about 2 months from Dallas to Beaumont: a 45 minute trip. I never did that again. All the other trips were in the car and Dave was there, too.

I lost a half pound! I also went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond after WW and got a Fitbit Alta. I was able to set it up and I hope it will register more than the One does. Congrats on another 2 pounds for you too, Donna! That's great!

Man! Typing is terrible on Spark today. I am a whole sentence behind and I hate that.

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Wow, congrats to you losers!! If I had lost 16 lbs I would have made myself vacation goal. Maybe I can do more moving in Colorado and lose something.

Aaliyah is doing pretty good on this trip. She did wake a few times during the night but back to sleep when I put her pacifier back in her mouth. I don't like her having it all the time but keeping her from waking up anyone else is a must. She does have a piercing scream when she gets too riled up.

Last night was spent west of St.Louis, we just gassed up in Hannibal, MO, and now heading west on a quiet new 4 lane road to St. Joseph. Great weather so far.



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Rita: That is great news, 16 pounds. YOu are doing great. Watching little ones sure does distract you from food for a while.

My downfall is bread. I eat a lot of it in one day. Since I couldn't do that in Cabo, I am trying to continue to not eat too much bread. I too lost another 2 pounds. The first weight loss this month. But I haven't weighed this in 25 years. Hope I can keep it off and keep going.

I am terribly tired today. I have no idea why. I am so tired I don't even care when I am watching Columbo series. Now that is bad.

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That was from Aaliyah. It is very late but west of St. Louis for the night. i will try to read and post tomorrow.



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Rita, another 2 pounds is wonderful! Congrats on your consistent losses. No matter what I do, more exercise, less food, tracking, etc. I don't see any progress myself. I know the little girls had a good time with you today!

Kerry, expecting a retired person to come up with an 'extra' $36,000 is absurd. How in the world can he pay it back unless they take it out of whatever he receives from now on? So very sad. I sure hope having the baby with you on such a long vacation will be okay. That's quite an undertaking.

I spent the day with my daughter and the twins. I was so happy that Annalise 'decided' to wear panties to day camp yesterday and told me today that she was going to wear them for me, too! She only had 1 accident from 9:30 to 7:00 tonight! She was highly embarrassed when she wet and cried! After that she went 7 times while I was there and mostly she just gasped and ran to the bathroom! I think it might be an easy adjustment!!

I have WW tomorrow then my friend I walk with is going with me to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to look for a new Fitbit. She has a Flex and wears it in the shower...I really want one that does the heart rate, too, but I think it's pretty expensive. I have the One but it hasn't been all the way reliable. We'll see! Anyone have ideas?

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Another 2 pounds Rita? Wow! That's just great - Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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Good evening. I wanted to check in and say hi to all of you. I had my little girls here all day and they keep me busy. I guess that's good as I don't do much nibbling when they are here. I did lose another 2 lbs at TOPS this week. This gets me to 16.4 loss. I finally got to that 15 lb mark and now trying for the 20 lb mark. I wish I was seeing progress on me though. Recent pictures are still discouraging. I'm still wearing the same clothes so I will try my best to keep going and to at least double my losses eventually! I know it takes me a long time to lose weight that I can gain in a blink of the eye. I suspect that is why we are all here! So, let's keep going and take one day at a time and give it our best! emoticon

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I don't know all the ins and outs but I also believe that when they signed all those papers it should just be done. If THEY owe the IRS money it should come from them and not the pensioners.

I finally finished the lunch I started at 12:30 emoticon Some squeaky little girl decided she didn't need a nap longer than 15 seconds. Now that Larry is home I need to get to walmart for some trip stuff. I have one load of clothes in the washer and will need to finish the second tonight. This morning Trish came over and I left the two girls here while I went for a mani-pedi and eyebrow wax. It took a little longer than usual as the older lady was shopping-she only comes in when it gets busy but I had a nice visit with the other customer. I had my nails done in a dark red as mom always wore red polish and lipstick. I paid extra for the stuff that makes it last more than a week-we'll see.



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Something is very wrong when the government can demand $36,000 from a pensioner who has a signed contract. Hopefully the lawyers will be able to sort it out in his favour (and for everyone else). I just hope the govt doesn't put the poor soul out on the street before they do! Makes me so angry.

It's a hot day out today, but not humid. It's actually rather desert-like, only 30% humidity. I have my yearly dentist appt at 10:30 - not looking forward to it - ugh.

Catch you later gals!

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I don't understand it all, either. It actually has to do with the company messing up who got what for retirement so I'm not understanding how the IRS can tell them what they should or shouldn't have paid. The next step is to have folks go ask more questions of more people including lawyers. They did collect over $600 today for a retainer fee so they can do that.



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I don't understand how the IRS can do that. It doesn't seem fair. What is the point of a signed contract if anyone can change it.

I had a donut at work. O M G I looked it up later and it was 230 calories. That put me over the top and I had not had dinner yet. I am hoping to swim tonight. It was so not worth the extra work to try and burn it off.

We are still warm here, 95 and holding.

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I think I've gone brain dead. I think the pension meeting made me that way. The IRS has decided that people got too much money so everyone has to pay back what they got even though it was all agreed on and contracts signed. Luckily we aren't hit too badly since Larry's only been retired a 1 1/2 yrs. unlike some others. There is at least one guy who will owe $36,000. emoticon I just really don't need one more thing to worry about.

Aaliyah must have been bored, too, though she was very well behaved during the meeting. Right now she is being very whiney. I don't think sleeping on the way home actually counted as a nap.

Okay, it's now after 10-I thought I posted the above. Oh well. I need to finish up my sparkng and get to bed. Tomorrow is laundry and cleaning before we leave on Friday.



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You are one great grandma. Of course since you have been involved in her care from the beginning, that makes it easier for you to know her inside and out. It will be fun to introduce her to the rest of the family.

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We are taking the baby because her mom can't go and she has no one she trusts to take care of her child. I want her there so the rest of the family can meet her since they all live in the western half of the country.



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Rita: I never heard of control Z. Thanks for the tip.

Mary: I don't exercise 1 1.2 hours and go to work. Sat. I did 1.5 hours and then watched chick flicks the rest of the day.

Kerry: I hope the trip goes well. Why are you taking the baby?



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Good morning everyone! We dropped my car off at Trish's when we picked up Aaliyah so I didn't have to drive her to a work meeting and then to work. I've done that before and it's a pain. Larry has a meeting this afternoon about his pension. The IRS has decided everyone has been overpaid and they want the money back emoticon so I'm sure there will be another meeting after discussing which lawyer to hire. Some guys have been told they have to return over $30,000. Aaliyah and I will be going along but unless she's asleep I'll have to find someplace to sit with her because she's no longer the quiet baby she was last time!

I got up during the night for a trip to the bathroom and noticed it was really bright outside so I opened the window and there was another of those huge and very bright moons. I missed the blood moon the other night-all I could see was trees. Someone is getting fussy-she is having problems getting from her back to her belly.

I am also hoping the trip goes well with a 7 month old!!! The good thing is that we stop often for the bathroom, gas and or food. Larry used to complain about stopping but now he has the need, too. emoticon



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Thanks, Pam. I had opened a new tab so I could go between both the regular posts and my own reply. Everything on the reply post was gone...but I didn't think about trying the back arrow for that. Sometimes it works if you're typing only in one box, like now!

Well, a laugh was on me! I got up after 7:00 and had just about finished my coffee and had just posted when a knock came on my door at a tiny bit after 8:00! I was still in my jammies and I didn't think it could be my walking buddy. But it was! She said we had agreed to go at 8:oo today! I had no clue. I threw on my clothes and we went for a different walk. I am hot and sweaty and ready for a shower but I wanted to say how I started my day off right!

Hugs to all...and stay cool!

PS: And Rita's post showed up after mine....I will try Control Z next time, too! I appreciate any and all help with tech stuff!

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I'm just heading out the door to TOPS but I wanted to mention, Mary, that when I lose a post I found if I hit Control Z it often comes back. I don't know if that works in every app but it's saved me many times!

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Mary, I'm going to make a suggestion. When you "lose" your post, ie you are sitting there staring at a blank reply box, look up to the top left of your screen where the arrows are. Once when I lost my post, I clicked one of the arrows (can't remember which one) and my post came back! I had hit some key and lost the lot, but when I clicked on the arrow button, it all came back. Can't hurt to try. If it brings it all back, great - but if it doesn't then nothing is lost (except your post..LOL). If clicking one doesn't work, try the other.

Everyone have a good day today!

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Good morning! I will try again but I will go walking with my friend soon and might have to stop and pick back up! Yes Donna, it WAS irritating and I was tired from my day so I just told yíall what happened and gave up! I do this so often and donít know how to overcome it. I type fast but especially when just typing in a reply box and having the delayed Ďstrikesí I obliterate my post or a whole line, paragraph, etc. before I even know it! So now I am in Word and all my apostrophes will be question marks, probably. Oh, well.

I worked on closets and drawers again yesterday and have 8 bags to give away. It looks like rain today again so I think it will be another day to stay home and do more of that. I had Happy Hour with the Modern Widowís Club group last night and saw Nyla. She gets to go to the convention today with our other leader!

Pat, I canít imagine bringing a toddler to a wedding. You must have supreme confidence in Decklan! At least with Stephanie and Wyatt there, too, someone can take him outside if needed. Iím sorry about your poor sunburned feet. That really does hurt. You are so brave to go to water parks with a little one! I got sunburned last week just walking and I used to get so dark in the summer with a tan that one younger sister called me Blackie as a nickname! She was politically incorrect but didnít know it! I got back at herÖshe was bigger than I was so I came back with Fattie! Now I just burn.

Kerry, 100 degrees and no AC? Thatís NOT a vacation, thatís prison! I hope it will either be cooler or you can find a place with AC. My husband said his family did that one summer and they were so hot during the day and he/his sister froze at night---they enjoyed the scenery but the extremes of weather made for a miserable trip. Hope it does work out, as well as the long drive time with kids. So you will have te baby for a month on the road without Trish and Aaron? Thatís a huge undertaking. Iím so sorry about Larryís credit card. Thatís happened to me a couple of times but right before a trip is especially bad. I sure hope you can get a new card soon. Sometimes my heart beats Ďboom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boomí then goes back to normal. It doesnít happen often and I never think to say anything at the doctorís office. Never does it there! Maybe I have something like your irregular beat at times, too. I hope itís something that woní be a bother to you.

Rita, it sounds like the surprise trip with your mom and sister was fun! I think about doing the DNA thing from Ancestor at times, too. As our family lore goes, we are French and German on my motherís side and French and Irish on my fatherís side. It sounds like the temps fluctuate a lot in CO. No matter what, Iím sure weíll have a good time and hope we can meet up with you.

Donna, I donít know how you can do an hour and a half of exercise then go to work! I am drenched when I get back from the morning walks with my WW friend and it takes me about 30 minutes to cool down enough to even jump in the shower! Then itís another 30 minutes to get ready for the day. By that time I sometimes feel like my morning is gone and itís nap time, lol! You are like the Energizer Bunny. I wish your supervisor at work played fair. I canít figure out why that man gets preferential treatment and is known as an agitator and gets away with it. Not fair at all.

Diana, is Bob okay with going away again so soon after he just got home? Just reading about all you have planned in a short time is daunting! The women I was with last night seemed to be talking a lot about where they were going this summerÖ.I have my CA and CO trips and thatís it! I like my quiet down time and am glad I am not Ďmissingí adventures. I seem to get overwhelmed right before having to get somewhere now! Then I keep telling myself that there is growth there. I hope you have a great trip. Good for you bringing a cooler and long sleeved shirt/hat, too. Iím so sorry your knee is still hurting. What about a cortisone shot right before the CO trip? Iíve never done that but others say it helps.

Okay, Iíd better go get ready to walk. Itís getting dark outside and we might not make it! I have nothing planned but Zumba tonight so thatís good. I was going to look at over 55 communities wit hSarah again but we decided to do it on Saturday instead!






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Mary: That is so irritating when you lose a long post. Makes you not want to say it all again even though no one saw the first one.

Pat: You feet must be sore. Ouch. Hope they heal soon.

Kerry: I hope the trip goes well. Is the baby good in the car? It could be a long trip if she is fussy.

I have been out the last 2 nights after work. I am so tired, I must stay in tomorrow night.


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I'm so irritated! I had opened a new tab so I could scroll back and forth, was answering everyone, and hit that darn key that obliterates everythnig! What in the world happens???

I'm sorry I haven't been as good about responding in the last couple of days. I haven't even read all that's been written! I was hoping to read and write at the same time. Just know I will be reading and will get back with y'all probably tomorrow!!

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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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Pat, hope your feet don't hurt too badly when you put those shoes on. It would be really hard to keep sunscreen on when you're in and out of the water plus I don't think any of them actually last as long as they say.

Today we picked up Trish and got the guardianship of Aaliyah notarized so we can take her across state lines and get any necessary medical care. Hopefully we don't need any of that. We never thought of doing it with the older grandkids so maybe we're jinxing ourselves. I also found a couple pair of skorts for the trip.

Yesterday someone in Texas decided to use Larry's debit card for about $50 of something. They did it for several other bank customer's, too. Since they have to cancel his card and issue a new one Larry will be without his card until we get to his brother's house in Loveland, CO. This happened about this time last year-it would be nice if they figured out who it was and stop him/her. I DO like the fact that our bank catches these things and calls immediately.

I will be giving Trish my car on Thursday morning as she and her dad have to be in different places at the same time. I'll stay home with Aaliyah and get laundry and some cleaning done so we can just pack up Thursday.

Pat, if it rains as it usually does in Florida (nearly every afternoon) the grass need to be mowed about every 5 days. It could look ugly doing it only every other week, but it will survive as will the neighbors. emoticon

The clock says it's dinner time but my eyes are saying it's naptime. Wonder which will win.





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Rita what a special day you had with your sister and mom. I would give the world to have my mom back for a day, even after over 20 years I still miss her. She was a very sweet gentle person who knew no strangers.
Kerry hope your grass doesn't grow too fast, lol.
Well girls I am hurting this morning. DH and I went to a water park yesterday and even though we both put on strong sunscreen we both got sunburned. The worst area for me is on the tops of my feet. I have to put on shoes later and I am dreading it.
Today I get my hair highlighted and then I get my grandson for the next few days. I am looking forward to having him again. We are going to a wedding this Friday and we will be taking Decklan with us. That will be interesting, lol.

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Colorado temps did us proud today! Our high was 75. It was wonderful and cloudy. Not even any rain. However, this must have been some quirk of the summer solstice. Tomorrow is showing 100 degrees and yesterday it hit that also. Crazy. I hope it's nice when you gals come to visit Denver!

Today I had a lovely treat. My sister and Mom came to visit me from Cheyenne for the day. My darling sister got it into her head that she wanted to find a Polish restaurant since Mom's DNA from Ancestry.com came back that she is 65% Polish. My sister wanted Polish food and scouring the internet she discovered a delightful restaurant not far from my home. Since the menu was online we even knew what we wanted when we walked in. We all ordered something different and shared. It was wonderful. I knew of another restaurant so after a visit to the cemetery to pay our respects to my Uncle (the one whose wife is moving into the assisted living by me) we went to that restaurant and bought frozen pieroges to bring home. Our last stop was a German Bakery in my town for poppyseed pastry that my sister was craving. We had such a fun time together. I hope we can do it again! It's an hour and a half drive between here and Cheyenne! I guess some people commute that far so why not for a fun day with family?

Things are moving quickly every day it seems. I love reading your posts and I try to check in daily. Drink lots of water in the heat!

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A premature beat is fairly common but most people don't feel them. I have felt them since junior high but no one believed me. It feels kind of like a stutter or flutter and if it lasts long enough can make me lightheaded. Luckily that doesn't happen often.

Okay, I started this post more than an hour ago but a really tired little girl didn't want to go to sleep. I'm sure she zonked out as soon as mom got her in the car and on the road.

My plan for the yard was to mow it Wednesday or Thursday so it would be okay for a couple weeks when the guy who does the neighbors would be back to mow but Larry fixed that by having Shane Allen mow the entire thing today. He must have mowed for about 2 hours to finish it. I'm really glad it wasn't over 90 today. I am really tired this evening so I think I'll finish up here and head to bed. Tomorrow I may head to a couple stores to try and find some comfy clothes for the trip.



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Donna I wouldn't live in that kind of heat either! Your heat is at least tolerable. This is going to be a quick trip. Bob has friends in the area too. I think we may take a trip by ourselves sometime to visit friends and see the area when it is cooler. I hate to make the whole group go where we want! I guess we will play it by ear. I am glad you are going with dd to check out what is wrong with Noah. Often people don't hear everything if it is bad news. Hopefully it will be good news. You must be worried sick. Grace had a good day it sounds like.

Kerry that is a good report. Will meds control the heart rate?

Pat we are taking our Yukon and my cousin is taking her camper so we will have someone there if we have a problem. We are taking a cooler filled with cold drinks. We are all very careful. I'll take a long sleeve shirt to wear when we get out of the car and a hat. We will be on the road two days and stay two days and on the road home again. I bet you were hopping on that cement!

Well before we leave on our trip I have my SS appointment to start my benefits. I will either be pleasantly surprised or angry about it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.



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Kerry so glad you got good news at the DR. visit. I have never heard of a premature heartbeatI hope it is not serious. Glad Shane Allen is liking his volunteer service.
Diana you be careful if you are headed out in this heat. We are going to be near 100 the rest of this week and someone said it is suppose to be this hot and hotter all summer.
Donna I think that is the smart thing to do going with your dd to hear Noah's test results. I hope they answer all questions and offer some solutions. That must be interesting living in a place that is that hot during the day yet cools down in the evening. I do know your views are spectacular.
Well I did a not too smart thing today. DH and I went to a water park and even though I thought I was putting on sun screen I forgot a very important area. The top of my foot is bright red and hurts like the dickens, it is sunburned. We did have fun riding the rides but boy was it hot there, especially the cement floors.
Tomorrow we get Decklan so I will be busy the rest of this week. We will keep him until Friday night where he will be picked up by his parents at the wedding I am going to.

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The doctor didn't say anything-he was only interested in the heart beat which was good today and has done pretty well since he upped my meds for the premature beats 6 months ago and wanted me in for a follow up appointment. I was surprised at how low my heart rate and blood pressure were after taking a Bendadryl. Shane Allen got to go out in the Clothes Closet van to pick up donations of food-bread, caked, etc, and really enjoyed that. I'm sure it was more fun that putting things on shelves.



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I am so confused. Kerry, are you on the road now?

Diana: You are going to Roswell, right? Never been there. These high temps can't last forever but. .. Phoenix is normal at 102-105 most of the summer. They cool down at night to about 85. That puts Prescott at a high of 85-90 and a low in the 60's. Much more doable for me. That is why I am not down there.

I am taking off next Monday afternoon to go with DD to Phoenix to get the biopsy results on Noah. I hate to take off but feel that this is necessary. Besides, the MD is east Indian and hard to understand.

We are at 105 today which must put Phoenix at or close to 120. Hey, anything over 100 is just plain hot.
Grace decided to play in the sprinklers this morning and dig a hole in the dirt ( mud) where a plant was being watered. Then she must have decided to come in and lay on both couches. Oh my. All I can say is thank goodness my couches are chocolate brown.



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Kerry I figure there is nothing much to see at Roswell. We just want to say we've been and maybe buy a silly alien hat or sunglasses! LOL I'm sorry you have a sinus headache. I get those and they are miserable. Hope the doctor doesn't chew you on the pills and weight. I am not into taking pills if I can avoid it. BP is all I take for now anyway.

Have a good day everyone.

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We stopped in Roswell, but didn't do much other than take a picture, Diana.
It was definitely nice being able to relax a bit. It helps that Sue has done this type of work before though she doesn't want to alphabetize which drives Elaine crazy. Oh wait, Elaine was already crazy! emoticon I really do like Elaine but she never stops talking and knows it all. That's why Karl prefers me to be at the meetings. Oh well, he'll have to do without me for a month or so.

I woke this morning with a wonderful sinus headache and can't find the bottle of sinus meds so I need to get to the store before long. I have a checkup today with the cardiologist and he probably won't be happy with my weight or that I'm not taking the cholesterol pills the PA prescribed for me. I'm really not into 4 horse pills every day. Oh well. I should get moving as we need to pick up Trish and Aaliyah, lunch then to the doctor.



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