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Well, everyone seems to be keeping busy. I'm feeling lazy since I've been sitting down most of the day with a little more than an hour getting the money counted. I had to spend at least 5 minutes trying to get Elaine to understand that she couldn't add in a $76 check because it was already included in the pumpkin money emoticon . I have two or three weeks before Sandra gets back from her big retirement trip. We have been doing the pumpkin patch for about 8 or 9 years. Nobody can seem to remember but Donna and I attended the meetings to get all the information and instructions and spent a lot of days manning the patch before she died 6 years ago. Boy do I miss her. Kids are here so I have to go.



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Pam, I'm glad you presented yourself to the officer...whole!! I passed out one Sunday afternoon after hitting my elbow's 'funny bone' on the handle of the freezer---only I could do that!! Anyway, I felt dizzy and sick to my stomach after hitting the elbow, put my head in my hands, and the next thing I knew I was face down UNDER the kitchen table with 2 black eyes. I still don't know how I ended up there. Dave rushed me to the ER and not one doctor or nurse asked me privately if Dave hit me. I didn't even think about that until the next day when I had a teacher conference. My principal took me aside and told me 'You can tell me....it's okay!' I finally realized that she thought I'd been a victim of domestic violence! Nope, just Mary stupidity, trying to do too many things at one time!!

I never know if I will have a good night or not. I fall asleep easily but usually wake up around 3:00 and off and on after that. I can get back to sleep, but not for a long time.

Wow, my garage is now wonderful! It only took an hour and 45 minutes for Cherilyn and I to put those shelves up. The girls were great helpers and Emmaline played in the Pack N Play. They all went home and I am pooped. I did my 30 minute weights and stretch class and then Line Dancing. Lots of exercise today!

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Happy Monday everyone! Another start to another week. Time to begin my new eating system, however, we're going away on Thursday, so I'm not sure how well I'm going to last on it until I get back!

I had a giggle this morning. An OPP officer (Ontario Provincial Police - or - as we like to call them, Ontario Party Poopers) came up our driveway this morning. Apparently Tony butt-dialled 911 - doh! Hubby was just taking out the recycling when the cop met him on the driveway. They were chatting away, and the cop kept looking toward the house. I finally got the hint that he wanted me to come out and say I was okay. LOL! He was very nice about it though. Said butt-dialling 911 happens a lot. Good start to a week. emoticon

Pat, I'm glad you had a good day.

Donna, I hope you are having a good trip.

Mary, have you tried any sleep aids? (on a temporary basis of course). If I'm having difficulties sleeping, I sometimes take a half of a gravol tablet. It helps me sleep if I'm suffering from a touch of insomnia.

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I'm glad you, Linda, and Tressa had a good time at the festival, Pat. No leaves are changing here yet..that's maybe December, lol!! Wow, that's a lot of laundry to do! I did 3 loads yesterday and put clean sheets back on the bed last night. I still didn't sleep very well, though. I really, reallly need a good night soon!

I will walk to the weights class if I can jump in the shower and get ready soon enough, then do line dancing afterwards. Cherilyn will be bringing the girls over and we will put two more garage shelves together today---at least, that's the plan! I'm looking forward to that! Happy day, everyone.

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Pam I am so happy to hear you and Tony will be taking a vacation. I hope you both have a wonderful time.
Donna I also hope you and your sisters have a great bonding time. The beach picture was beautiful. Hope you have perfect beach weather.
Diana I also can feel your excitement about the new Florida home. I hope you are able to wrap things up quickly in Oklahoma so you can call Florida your home sweet home.
Kerry your pumpkin patch has been going on for several years hasn't it? I am glad it is so successful for your church. I hope you are getting enough rest. Decklan is wearing me out so I am backing off a little on time spent with him. Stephanie is feeling better now so I can have more time to get my work done.
Mary sorry the shopping trip was canceled. It sounded like it would of been a fun outing. I hope you get to go next week.
I spent yesterday at Baldwin City for the annual Map,e Leaf Festival. I did find a couple of treasures, one for fall and the other one for Christmas. The weather was a bit chilly and windy off and on but we still had a great time. I always go with my sister Linda and best friend Tressa. Today I had to do 7 loads of laundry. And then bam boom the weekend is over.

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Hooray for things falling into place, Donna. I hope it's a wonderful trip for you and your sisters. One of my neighbors is from Phoenix and her sister/BIL are visiting right now. They are from Chandler...outside of Phoenix, I think she said. I told her about my AZ Spark Friend!!

Kerry, good for you learning to use the credit card machine. And hooray for not having to count all that cash!

The day ended up without the torrential downpours predicted. It rained a lot early, early in the morning but not during the day. It might have where our trip was, though, so I guess in the long run it was good that we didn't go and learned about this new place to eat...as if I don't eat out enough, lol!

Tomorrow my cabinet guy is supposed to put my laundry room cabinets in. I'm SO looking forward to that!!

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


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10/20/17 5:58 P

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Enjoy your time off, Donna!
Mary, I am glad the bus company is fixing their mistake. I'm glad you found the new restaurant especially when it's so close. Larry never wanted to try any of the breakfast/lunch cafes until someone dragged us there so now he wants to go every week.
Pam, yes, the pumpkin business is booming. The pumpkin bread and muffin business is booming, too. Business is up from last year partly because we can take credit cards. I even learned to use that little machine. emoticon I wasn't sure about using the machine at all but with more people not using cash it helps a lot. It also makes the money counting easier.



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Mary: That's too bad about your trip. I'm glad you found a restaurant so close to you though.

I am on my lunch break. I only will have 2 hours left when I get back. Then I am free to fly to CA and meet up with my sisters. We will drive down the coast for a few days to a beachfront Inn. I also get to see my DD and grands too. Every thing is in place and ready to go.

AND, , , I found my sandals!!!!! I thought I had thrown them out and couldn't find anything I liked this time of year to buy new ones. Now I can go to the beach with sandals. Life is good.

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WE DO get the check back, Pam, as well as the free bus...I didn't clarify that! Hooray that you will be going on a trip. It's a rare thing for Tony to take off, I know! So happy for you!

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Interesting, Mary, that they say they'll give you a free bus trip next time. What happened to just sending the check back? I hope someone there is keeping track that they still have the check. I'm glad you found a good little restaurant near you. That gives you a nice close place to take family members when they visit without having to drive all over hell's half acre in the city!

Diana, you sound like you've been given a new lease on life. LOL! Either that or you're simply glad that you have your partner-in-crime back by your side. emoticon

Donna, today's workday is almost over! Soon to be the weekend. I can't remember what you said about going away? Where to?

Kerry, it sounds like you have a brisk business going there with the pumpkins.

This Thursday, Big T and I are heading up to Bancroft for a few days, leaving the business (and diabetic cat) in the capable hands of Leah and James. Tony really needs this holiday. He hasn't been away from the business for over 6 years and needs the time away - badly. So do I for that matter.

Anyway everyone have a great Friday and a great weekend!

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Halfway through your work day, Donna, and that much closer to the weekend! I hope you have a wonderful time. You have worked so hard. Enjoy.

My trip was cancelled! The bus never came and the leader called them to find out what was going on...the bus people said we cancelled last week!! We did NOT! So we decided to go to breakfast at a restaurant nearby...it was delicious and delightful and they let us have a side room----and didn't charge us. They also have room for 60 so we could have lunch there one month. I had no idea this place existed and it's right around the corner from me. Breakfast and lunch, cute place and not loud. While we were eating the bus company called and apologized. They 'found' our check that we sent and said it was their mistake. They will give us a free bus for the next trip!! Again, win/win!


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


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Mary: Have fun. You do interesting things.

Kerry: I hope your church does well on the pumpkin sale.

Diana: I am glad you are getting things done in your new house. How exciting.

8 more hours of work. So glad. It will be stressful as I can't staff anymore referrals and yet I am not to turn anything down. I am so going to enjoy my trip.

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The hot tub felt great, Kerry, but the jets were such that I couldn't get my neck close to them without going under, lol! I did sleep better last night, though, and that was wonderful: 10 to 5am! The Red Hats are going on a bus trip to a shopping area of quaint old houses set up as individual shops today---but it's raining now and supposed to rain all day! At first they said it wasn't coming until later today. Such a shame, because we are paying for the bus!! I hope all the walking won't aggravate my neck/shoulder. Oh, well, another adventure!!

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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, this time around is definitely more exhausting that's for sure.



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Yep, double post. Somehow I lost it-must have been the dinner break.


I'm going to cut things short this evening. Sitting outside in the fresh air will mean an early bedtime for me.

Hopefully I'm not double posting here.

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Mary, you must havee slept in a strange position or two. I hope the jets help.

I wrote a message to you, Diana, but it seems to have disappeared. I'm sorry for your and Bob's loss. Maybe one of our trips we can come home the southern route and stop for a visit.

I had to wait until Larry got home but went to the pumokin patch but didn't do much other than visiting with friends. The pumpkins sell themselves and we take the cash or swipe the card.



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Diana, I can hear the excitement in your voice over the Florida house! I have a wonderful online friend from back in my eDiet's days, who lives in Florida half the time and Michigan the other half. They have just about decided that, like you, the kids can come to see them in Florida with a much better climate! They are loving their new life. It sounds like you have great neighbors like I do. I'm so glad.

I somehow messed my neck, shoulder, and back up on Monday when I woke up. It's bothered me all week. I will go to the hot tub tonight with the 80 year old husband of my line dancing teacher tonight. I want the jets to just hit me on the bad parts. Maybe it will help me sleep. I am not happy. BUT...I walked to and from line dancing today and did 108 minutes of exercise today with 11,103 steps so far!

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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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Well, Bob and I have been in our "new" old house in Florida for over a week. We have been working hard and falling asleep quickly at night but waking at 4 or 5 am! We will really be a mess with the time change soon. My DS sent a picture of Ellie my newest gd. She had a screwdriver fixing her playhouse! Shades of papa!

We had to drive to Alabama for a funeral service. Bob's cousin died. We will head back to FL tomorrow I suspect. He is currently fixing his dad's washer.

Pam I'm impressed you can scoop up a little one fast! I'm in slomo these days! Our little Ellie did what Ali is doing. Suddenly speaking in sentences. They are so young it is amazing! I used to love to entertain and still do once in a while but it can be exhausting! Always nice to get back to no bra time!

Pat I'm sorry you are struggling. Have you done any analyzing on the subject? We are so complicated! Hang in there. You look great to me!

Kerry I bet the old lady will live to be 100! It would be hard to leave with her still going at it! LOL

One of the reasons we decided to move was we don't hear from the kids by being closer. Busy lives again. This way WE can enjoy our lives! We might even get a cat again. I keep the house pet free for our son who has asthma and gd but they almost never come so ....

One of our new neighbors has a culinary degree. Guess I won't be giving him cookies for Christmas! Anyway, he is making us a casserole when we return from Alabama. I don't know if he will bring it over or if we are going over there. They are likely 10 years our junior but seem to want to play as Bob says. I think they are glad to have new neighbors.









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ANY food is my weakness, sadly! I am doing a lot of exercise...for me, lol! But I eat way more than what should be my daily allotment and that's so awful. I just made some good vegetable tortellini soup, a WW recipe that is wonderful. A neighbor had knee replacement and didn't tell anyone. I found out through a friend who is mutual but doesn't even live here! So I offered to bring her dinner tonight. I hope this will keep me full and not indulging too much. I ate out, drove through, carried out almost every day last week and enjoyed every bite. I need to stop that!!

Pam, I only babysat the 9 month old. The twins are easy. The baby, not so much. She is teething, learning to stand in the crib, crawls, etc. but is exhausted because she won't sleep well any more. She wants to be awake "DOING" something. She is still nursing and doesn't take a bottle very well, either, so that made for a tricky situation! She ate a container of pears and some Cheerios. Took a couple of ounces of a bottle, but ground the nipple. I cringed..I remember how much that hurts, lol! She was soooo tired but didn't want to nap. I walked her, rubbed her back, and just bent over the crib until she finally gave up. I did 2 loads of laundry and folded 2 loads for Cherilyn. My washer/dryer are hooked up but the water isn't turned back on. My cabinet guy found out the cabinets didn't fit so he put the appliances back but forgot to make them usable again. GRRR!!

Pat, you are so good and consistent with your workouts. I started using the weights in a class on Monday but I have a bad crick in my neck and it aggravated it. I will go sit in the hot tub tonight and see if I can work the kinks out. I know weights are a good thing and I need to do that more often.

I hope you won't have too much to fool with at the pumpkin patch, Kerry. Why can't someone who is NOT raising two little ones be a worker?? That's a lot to ask of you!

I have a women's discussion group this afternoon, then tomorrow the Red Hats are going on a bus trip to Old Town Spring---a shopping area with quaint houses for shops and places to eat. I walked to and from Line Dancing this morning!

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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Good morning friends! emoticon

Another beautiful blue sky day here today. The sun is warm still, even if the air is cool, but I'll take it.

Mary, how did your day go yesterday with the girls? I must admit, I was right about myself when I said I'd make a lousy grandma. I truly have never babysat my grandkids or even changed a diaper! The sad thing is, I'm quite happy with that. If I'm going to have little ones around, I'd prefer there be someone closer to their parents' age to deal with them. I love them dearly, though better from a distance. Go figure. LOL!

Donna, only a day and a half left to this week. How long do you have before retirement? What month will you be finally done with this job?

Kerry, as I said with my remarks to Mary, I bow to your ability to raise your grandchildren. I couldn't do it. I know that much.

I wonder where Rita and Sue are lately. They appear to have left us. emoticon

Well I must admit, I've been very bad since Thanksgiving, and haven't really cut down on my carbs at all. I worked my way through the remains of 2 pies over the course of a week, and then proceeded to plow my way through a brick of vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup! I just finished the ice cream day before yesterday, and now I'm eating my loaf of sourdough bread that I made...sigh. I don't know why (well - I actually do), but I can't seem to stop eating if the stuff is in the house. I have to clear it out - THEN I can manage (hopefully).

Have a good day gals!

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The good news is I have stopped gaining and the bad news is I have stopped losing. With Jerry's shoulder in a sling and he wants to go to Y every day guess I will be going too. I probably average 8 hours of exercise a week so not so impressive. But like Kerry when Decklan is here I can't help but get some extra exercise. I do believe that my weight training, three days a week is what has helped me not be tooooo flabby. I will always have some flab but considering how much weight I have gained then lost then gained then lost, lol, it could be a lot worse.

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Yesterday the girls were already home with their mom but tomorrow I may have to take them. I'll use the double stroller and see if we can keep them entertained until Larry gets home from his lunch and oil change. They have to be tied down because Aaliyah can race into the street faster than any kid I've had before. The patch sits at a busy very busy corner so we are always trying to keep an eye on the kids who come through but most parents keep them close by and we have a mesh fence up though it's not real tall. Right now I just need some sleep.



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Kerry: Hope your shifts were not too long. Did you have the girls with you while you were there?

Mary: It sounds like you have made a lot of friends in the neighborhood.

Nothing new here. I'll be glad when the week is over. Work has been stressful and I can't wait to hand the mess over to someone else and just enjoy life for a while. Tonight I do laundry and pack. I also am making layered bean dip for work tomorrow.

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Larry has scheduled an oil change for his car after the retirees' lunch which means I'll probably have to take the kids to the pumpkin patch until Larry can pick them up. I can't guarantee that they'll nap while we sell but if I tie them down in the double stroller maybe....

Tonight's dinner at church was again made and served by the high school's culinary class. They do a great job-tonight was baked ziti with tossed salad, Watergate salad and apple crisp.

Mary, I hope you got your walk in as well as a visit with the kids.



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That's dedication, Kerry. I wish the 2nd shift people would have been as responsible as you were!

I babysit for Emmaline today while Cherilyn and Steven are at a funeral. I hope we can have time together afterwards for a while, too. I'm not sure if I will be able to walk with my neighbors this morning because I told them no yesterday---but it's in the 50's and I probably won't sweat---I can just go to babysit in my workout clothes!

I hope everyone has a nice day!

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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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We spent 4 hours in the cool windy weather selling pumpkins. This was Larry's first time actually selling them and we got stuck with a double shift . I now need to get Aaliyah settled down and asleep. She's flopping all over the place.



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Kerry, the FB picture of the girls sleeping on Larry was so cute! I'm sure the exercise you get is the exhausting kind rather than invigorating! I will babysit for Emmaline tomorrow while mom and dad go to a funeral. She's crawling and goes all through the house!

Pat, two hours is nothing to you!! .I was glad to do the extra stuff yesterday. I know you aren't supposed to do weights each day and today will be a walk with some neighbors in an hour. Since I babysit tomorrow I might do a quick bike ride. I will see about finding my weights here at home, too. I know they are in a box in one of the closets, lol...following in your great footsteps!

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Mary: Good job on doing 2 hours of exercise.

Kerry: I would think you get a lot of exercise with those two. I am looking forward to joining sliver sneakers when I retire. I need some core exercises.

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Way to go, Mary! I need to start moving more but having these kids slows me down. I'm starting to think I should have another stress test as I'm getting more of those premature beats. Adalynn has learned to clap and seems to applaud her sister's behavior even if she's getting beaten up. I should be burning more calories with all the getting up and down.

We seem to be having a thunderstorm rolling through. I don;t know if we're getting any rain or not. I can't hear over the TV. emoticon



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Yes, Kerry, the class was easy and good. I used very light weights. It was stretching and weights and I enjoyed it. I went straight to line dancing, too. Woohoo for me...double duty!

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Donna, I hope your plans fall right into place wit the part time job being available.

Mary, I hope your classes went well. I remember doing a cycling class one day and wondering if I was going to make it through when the leader mentioned the one lady who was working away was 84 yrs old. No way was I leaving while she was cycling. Maybe if I got back on track I could someday be that "old lady".



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I am with you on the 'not getting other people's stuff at this point in life,' Donna. On the other hand, maybe furniture from a nice resale shop is good because you aren't spending an arm and a leg! Three of my neighbors have gotten really nice 2nd hand furniture at a local resale shop! How wonderful that there might be a part time job! At a dcotor's office you will go, work, and come home...no drama, I hope!

Kerry, yes, getting together with others for coffee, tea is so nice! My old neighbors didn't do that, but we did have nice block parties. Here, someone is always asking me to do that...it's a different life style for different times. I'm going to breakfast with 2 neighbors after line dancing today...and another is having a large group for brunch next week!

I am trying a weights class this morning at 8:00, followed by line dancing at 9:00. IWe'll see if I last for 2 classes...if the 80 year olds can do it. certainly it will work for me!

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I have a nurse that works for me that goes to garage sales like all the time. I don't have any interest at this late time of my life to look at other people's stuff. I am trying to thin my house out not add to it. But she is about15 years younger than me.

I went out with other women tonight and we were talking about our futures. When asked if I was going to retire, I explained in 6 months I will be looking for a job 2 days a week and one of the women that worka in a DR's office said they might be hiring by then for 2 days a week. Sweet. We will see if it works out.

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I had donated a set of 4 green plates and saucers from back when neighbors and friends would get together for lunch or tea. I guess people just never do anything like that. I personally do enjoy visiting my neighbor to visit over a cup of tea.



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If it makes you feel any better, Kerry, I put my living room furniture and pictures that match, a rocker, a 5 drawer chest, and a few other pieces in a consignment store last March. The owner said nothing sold. I have no place to put those pieces but it sure stung to think I 'gave' it away! I guess I will take it off my income tax. They said they donate to charity after 4 months. Sorry your things didn't sell.

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Ants can be a real pain. We've fought them before. I'm glad you got to talk with the kids again. It sounds like the baby was in what some call a sling bed wich is what Adalynn was sleeping in. Larry has gotten her to sleep in the pack n play now.

I picked up a filing cabinet and some jigsaw puzzles from stuff left from yesterday's rummage sale at curch. I will need to make a donation for it tomorrow. I was sad to see none of the things I donated had been purchased but I don't want it back so it will go to te Clothes Closet or Good Will.




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I find that any exercise wears me out! I'm going to try to do something about that, though. At our monthly widow's meeting, there was a wellness coach who talked to us about how to go into our 'elder years' in the best health. One of our members is 87 and said everything this woman has helped her with has given her a new lease on life. I think I will get an evaluation and a game plan from her. I'll let you know how that works, lol.

I got to Face Time with Chris and Ashley late yesterday. They were outside with David, tossing Frisbees and he chased the small dog! The baby was snoozing in a little hammock type thing. I can't wait to see her.

I only have Mass this morning. I need to do a big sweep...literally. I am starting to see ants again and have found that they are dying in my window sills! Can someone say 'Slacker Housekeeper?!'

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I'm really out of shape, too. I just did a short workout but it will take a lot more to tighten this old body up. I would love to get rid of a few pounds before heading to Lincoln for Thanksgiving.
I'm going to have to get up early tomorrow since Trish is dropping the girls off about 6:15 unless their dad decides to watch them. Yeah, like that would ever happen.



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Mary: I am glad that the baby has a name now. She is a cutie.

I hiked around the lake this morning with Grace. I found it exhausting to hike over an hour. Boy am I out of shape. But I did it and I am happy. Grace had a great time hiking and chasing ducks in the water. I got my hair done and had a fabulous nap. Boy am I getting old or what? ha ha

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Glad you will have the needed support, Pam!!

Well, we now have a baby name: Mavrey Jun. When Ashley was little, she and her younger sister made up baby girl names for when THEY would have girls! Mavrey was her favorite! And Jun is Japanese. Ashley is half Japanese! I got to Face Time again just a few minutes ago.

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Mary, Leah and James are on holidays and they are due back tomorrow (in the middle of a massive windstorm that is predicted...doh!) Tony was gone yesterday afternoon for a doctor's appt. I'd have flipped if they had both taken off on holiday together without ME!!!!! emoticon



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You may be right, Pam. I thought about that this morning. I never had any kind of post partum depression and that might not be it at all, but it will be a much bigger responsibility with an 18 month old and a newborn!

How was the day at work without Tony? He and Leah have a good time together? I guess you survived it. Hang in there for the weekend!

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Mary, it has only been a day or 3 since Ashley gave birth. She could be having her "3rd day blues". I got it after all 3 of mine, and I just felt so down and sad for a day ro two after. Hopefully she'll be okay shortly.

Well, it's the weekend - again - they just keep coming around every 7 days. LOL! The weeks are simply flying by. I really must get going again with my weight loss before I end up back where I started!

Have a great day gals!

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Kerry, I sure hope your niece will be okay. I hope the doctors can hold her off for a few more weeks. So sad that she lost twins earlier.

Chris said they should go home from the hospital today at some point but that's always up to the doctor. It's a different one from David, so they don't know his/her routine. I think you have to have a name when you leave so maybe I'll know something later today!

I took a nice walk this morning and replanted a couple of plants. I am waiting for my carpenter to let me know when he's coming to put in my laundry room cabinets.


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I'm also glad you got to visit with visual contact. That makes it so much more real.

My niece has been in the hospital for several days. She started having contractions but isn't due for 7 or 8 weeks. This is another pair of twins-she lost a pair a couple years ago. I personally can't picture chasing after 6 boys but she and her husband will be great at it. When she got pregnant with the first one I never thought she would be the great mom that she is along with owning and operating her own hair salon at the mall. We have 2girls here but they are 14 and very quiet. emoticon



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I was in Hobby Lobby at noon and got a Face Time call so I took it, lol! I turned towards all the fake flowers so the few people in the area couldn't see the baby nursing, lol! I was so glad to have a chance to visit. Ashley seemed very subdued. I hope she's just tired. It was good to have real pictures and a chance for a chat, though. Since Chris finally posted to his FB account, I was 'allowed' to post to mine! Thanks for all your sweet comments!!

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My middle child and her family live less than 2 miles away and I still hardly hear about anything.

We're waiting for Trish to get the girls so we can get out and about. Hopefully before my head explodes. Aaliyah is playing yatzee by herself. Bet she doesn't clean up after herself.



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Saw the picture Mary what a beautiful little girl!
I know what you mean about getting information, I never hear from my family in Texas. That is why I am so thrilled to have my granddaughter going to KU, now I get to spend some time with her.

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Since they are 2 hours different from me, he sent some after I was in bed! There is a not so grumpy but still unnamed baby picture with a hint of a smile, lol!

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Mary: Why don't you ask him to click a few pictures on the phone and send them to you. Kids these days love selfies so maybe one of him and the baby.

OK, off to work again. One of the employees is offering to buy everyone in the office lunch today. That is really nice. It must cost her a bundle to do that. She does this from time to time.



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Chris tried to FaceTime me at my widow's meeting. So sorry I missed it. It's like pulling teeth to get info. Hopefully tomorrow.

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I would be happy to give you one or two. I thought we had tonight/tomorrow morning off but, no, that's next weeks schedule which with my luck will probably change. Aaliyah has been a monster throwing things at her sister after some Tylenol because she wasn't feeling well. Now none of us is feeling well and I haven't gotten much sparking done at all. Adalynn is in the pac n play but isn't lying down. Larry has Aaliyah and I'm going to try to finish up here so I can get some sleep.

Pam, I hope things at the shop go or did go well for you.

Mary, enjoy all the grandkids. I hope you can get out to visit the new one soon.

Pat, I understand your frustrations and hope things start working out better with the eating program.



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Mary : I get what you are saying. You want more information and pics since you are not there.

Pam: Good luck . Hope your day went well.

Pat: I have my hair appointment Sat. I get the diet thing. I have no self control. I can walk 70 min a day but without stopping the eating thing, it does no good. SIGH!

I am home on a late lunch. Only 2 hours left today. YEA! Thursdays are my day to stay home after work except to go to the dog park.




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Yes, Pam---it's amazing. 0 to 6 in 4 years!! The last 2 girls are exactly 9 months apart. I hope they will get to know each other over the years. Hold down the fort to the best of your ability and don't worry about what you don't know!

Pat, my haircut is Tuesday. I love that freshly cut feeling!! It's the only 'lighter' feeling for me, too!! I ate at Olive Garden with a new friend today and even had one of those tiny desserts. BUT I didn't have anything to eat at the afternoon discussion group....small victory!

No new baby news yet and no new pictures. They are not ones to 'show and tell' but since I'm the grandmother who isn't there and all the other grandparents ARE there, I tend to feel left out. Hopefully I will get more news soon.

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Happy belated Thanksgiving day Pam!
And congratulations again Mary on your new granddaughter.
Diana you are on your way to Florida by now hope the trip is uneventful.
Kerry glad you enjoyed your four days of quiet.
I got a haircut today so I am a couple grams lighter, lol. Diet not going well at all I am getting really frustrated with myself.



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Well congratulations Mary! When I first knew you, you were wondering if you were going to have ANY grandchildren. Now you have 6! emoticon

I'm going to be on my own in the store this afternoon, as hubby has a doctor's appt and Leah is away. I haven't a clue about anything but shipping (and don't want to), but Tony doesn't want to close the store? Clot. What does he think I can do? I can't even run the Moneris machine, as it has to go through the computer. doh. LOL!

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Wow, Pam, the picture is great, but I don't like cold temps most of the time!

I'm not posting on FB yet, either, but I am a new grandmother once again! My California son and his wife had 'baby girl Colemon', yet unnamed, late yesterday afternoon. He wasn't sure of the time, lol! 6 pounds 14 ounces, and 19.5 inches. The pictures I have show a grumpy baby, lol! But I'm thrilled to have #6 in 4 years!

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Looks like they're having a good time. I've got to get Aaliyah to sleep.



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(I'd settle for 66 (18) right now) This morning it was 2C! (35). Leah just sent this picture to me from today. It must be cold up there. They're wearing a lot of clothing layers. LOL (I won't post it in fb in case she wants to do that herself.


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It was 66 this morning...so much fun to see that others are having changes at the same time! It feels so good outside even now: 80's are nicer than 90's in October!
I had a great brunch this morning. The water aerobics instructor was thrilled with the turnout and her gifts and she gave US a cute bag to put our towels and kick boards in! I thought that was so sweet. I asked her how she got started and she told her story. This is her 15th year of teaching the class. No formal instruction...she took it over from another resident who was an Olympic swimmer and that woman passed away. Not many knew her story so I was glad I asked! Cherilyn stopped by after Emmaline's 9 month check up. She's 18 pounds now! She has almost 6 teeth, too. Not fun to nurse any more, lol!! But what a cutie! Cherilyn put her picture on FB but it doesn't have a 'share' thing for me to post it.

Pam, I hope the kids enjoy their mountain climbing and get home fine. I don't like that kind of thing but Donna love to hike!

Kerry, I guess the older we get the more your senior group scenario will be like that. Here, there is always an ambulance or fire truck...it's sad but so many are elderly or have health problems. On the other hand, many in their late 80's and 90's are still really active and younger people are moving in every day. I love it here!

Donna, we must have been posting at the same time! Sorry you had a flare up. I saw that Dr Pepper meatball recipe on FB. It sounded good. I left some wonderful soup out all night last week..forgot to put it in the fridge after it cooled! Such is our state of life now!! May the rest of your work week be a good one.

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Pam I hope the kids have a good time but stay safe.

I am on my lunch break. I have managed to put in 55 minutes of walking. Work was crazy the first two days but today is quiet and admin is gone. I can relax today and the phones are quiet so far. I have bunco tonight with the girls. Thursdays are my evenings to veg out and not do anything.

I am such a lame brain. I made bbq meatballs with Dr. Pepper as seen on FB. It was ok but something triggered my IBS so I am afraid to eat anymore. I gave them to SIL but forgot he is gluten free so I took them to work to heat up at lunch for everyone else. Only I forgot about them!!!! Now I have a timer set for tomorrow lunch so I don't forget again. GEEZ! Am I getting old or what.

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Pam. I'm guessing they know what they are doing but I know it's really hard for you to be home wondering.

Out temps have gone down, too. We are below 90. emoticon I saw the dentist this morning and have to go back next week to get some small cavities filled. Fun stuff.



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Good hump day morning to all!

Well, the weather changed quickly overnight. Yesterday was a lovely blue sky, warmish still. This morning - pretty darn chilly and a cold rain. Ugh. I've been waiting for the "other" weather-shoe to drop. I hope it warms up again, but mid-October, who knows?

Leah and James are in Jasper National Park in Alberta. They are WAY up in the mountains, and they're hiking. I don't know why they chose this week to go, as it is snowing in the mountains already, but hey.

Have a great Wednesday!!

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Ugh. Aaliyah has just thrown all the diapers across the room
Must be bedtime.



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We had our annual Oct pizza lunch with the senior church group. It's sad to see how small we are becoming. We've lost a lot of crie ds in the last year or twp plus some just can't get out and about any more.



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I did have a great visit with Sarah last night but she was exhausted...she'd driven straight through from Fort Worth and had a busy weekend with the 3 grandchildren! She did have flood insurance but one of the teachers didn't---no one has seen any insurance or FEMA money yet and Sarah hasn't even had an adjuster come out to survey the damage! I contributed to a 'Go Fund Me' account set up by some of the parents at the school to help the teachers who lost their homes and so far, no teacher has seen THAT money either. I will investigate that part this week!

We have a brunch tomorrow for the water aerobics instructor. I am helping put up decorations. But that means I have to cook my casserole before I go to the clubhouse....I hope it will last! Cherilyn has a 9 month doctor appt. for Emmaline and will come by for a visit once they are through. It will be a full day!

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Pam: I am glad you enjoyed your dinner. That is when you really know your house isn't baby proof. . . turning one loose in your house. ha ha You were quick to get her before she splatted the cat water.

Kerry: I am glad Trish does the driving when the kids are in the car. Such a sad situation.

Mary: How sad that they lost so much in the storm. I hope their insurance helps replace some things. enjoy your dinner.

I had a very busy day at work and am glad to come home and relax. It is cold outside. I have the front door open and am too lazy to get up and close it. soon.



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Enjoy your dinner, it sounds nice. Our monthly dinner hasn't happened for a while because one couple are both having serious health issues. emoticon



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I'm so glad Trish does the driving, Kerry. I guess that's the very best thing. Good for you enjoying lunch and bringing some home AND not having to count the money! I was surprised that my old school had a holiday since Harvey really messed up the schedule. I'm meeting my old partner for dinner tonight. She and 3 other teachers lost everything...I know it's been a very hard time for the staff and the students.

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Luckily, Pam, Trish does the driving. She would probably beat team carp out of him if he tried, especially since both the cars are officially hers.

Speaking of Trish, she picked up the kids about 1 so Larry and I were able to get the senior special at the barbecue place. I brought half of mine home for dinner. So I didn't have to count money and have a free and quiet afternoon.

Yeah, we celebrate Columbus day today because apparently no one wants a day off in the middle of the week. I'm wondering how many Florida kids are in school today to make up a hurricane day.

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Pam, Columbus Day is Oct. 12(1492!) but it's celebrated on a Monday for a 3 day weekend most of the time. The baby was due on the 18th and the doctor had planned to take her on the 12th but he would have been on call for over 24 hours and wants to be 'fresh' for her! So it will be the 11th. How great that Ali is talking so much! Little David says a few things, according to my son, but not really talking. He runs all over the place, though, and although he wears the boots and bar every night, it hasn't inhibited his movement at all. Emmaline is starting to babble!

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Is today a holiday in the US too? I have 3 different calendars in my house and not one of them mentions anything about today except for Thanksgiving. If it is - then Happy Columbus Day holiday! LOL!

Ali had her 1st birthday on Aug 25. She is on her feet holding on to a table, and is a really fast crawler! She also is VERY clear on what she wants and what she doesn't want. If you ask her something and she doesn't want it, she shakes her head no - what surprises me is that she actually can use complete sentences when she feels like it! Simon was telling me he left her upstairs to race down for something for just a minute. He put up the baby gate and he could hear her rattling at the gate. He banged his elbow at the bottom of the stairs, and yelped in pain. Then he heard "are you all right dad?" from Ali. I was showing her pictures on my fridge, and she was pointing out her mom and dad by saying "there's mommy - there's daddy - and there's me!" But it wasn't her in the picture. It was Landon. Most of the time she's quiet and doesn't say much, but when she needs to, that girl can talk. LOL!

Kerry, it does really bother me that Aaron picks up the girls and drives with them when he's so drunk he is staggering. To be staggering, one has to be REALLY drunk. Would Trish agree to some kind of "intervention" on a weekend when he is like this? I personally wouldn't allow a drunk person to take my grandkids from my house, even if it IS their father.

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Kerry, I'm sure you worry so much about Aaron driving with the girls in tow when he's drinking. I sure wish he would get some very well needed help.

Donna, a nap does so much in helping to make us feel better! You are always so busy...glad you had some down time. You are NOT lazy!

Diana, what a whirlwind plan...if it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium! Remember that old movie?! I hope everything goes well iwth the parent visit, kid visit, and new house visit. I didn't buy anything at the craft show. It was a small venue and I thought it was going to be much larger. Lots of pictures for sale and jewelry. Nothing I was really interested in. Safe gravel!

Pam, again, Happy Thanksgiving! I'm glad your family isn't high maintenance and that you had a chance to sit back a little. You did enough work just cooking! How old is Ali now? Emmaline is 9 months and trying to stand from a sitting position! She's learned to sit up, crawl, clap, has 5 teeth, etc. all in the last month or so. It's exciting and exhausting, too!

I did a few returns and tried to go to Kohl's to use my Kohl's cash. The store wasn't open at 11:00. Someone had tried to break in and all the store was locked down. They had a locksmith there trying to get the doors opened! I'm having an unexpected dinner with my former teaching partner, Sarah. She's on her way back home from visiting her daughter for Columbus Day holiday. I am so happy to get to visit with her!

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Good Monday morning gals! Today is a holiday here in Canuckland, as it is the "official" TG holiday here. But we ate yesterday, and boy did we eat. I am so stuffed and I don't even recall eating that much! One helping of supper and one piece of dessert. That's it. Oh well, it just must have been what I call the "heavy duty day" that I had (2 days actually). By last night, I was done. I love having my family members over, and everyone gets along just fine, thank goodness. It's just that I'm normally tucked away so much for so long, that I find having the "mob" here exhausting after a day. LOL! Now how pathetic is that? I don't even need to entertain them. They entertain themselves, along with keeping Landon and Ali out from underfoot. Ali is crawling now at high speed and she took a shining to the cat food dishes and water bowls before we realized where she was headed. I managed to scoop her up just as she reached for the dishes. Gads I am NOT babyproofed. LOL!

Diana, have a wonderful trip to Florida, and I hope all goes well for you.

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Diana: Have a good trip. How exciting to get into your newest house! Don't work too hard on it.

I had a 2 hour nap and feel more like myself. The lawn is done as is the laundry. I am going to try to make some Dr. Pepper meatballs I saw on FB.

Pam, don't eat too much! Hope you are resting by now after a good dinner.

Mary, enjoy your socializing.

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Aaron's been a "weekend drunk" well before he had any kids. He was staggering again today when the picked up the girls. He's been in treatment a time or two but can't/won't stick with it. He can go 5 days without booze but Friday evening to Sunday evening he's drinking.

My yard is only 2/3 done but it's another rainy day and my right leg is hurting like crazy. It was the outside thigh yesterday and this morning but seems to be spreading up. The hot tub would be nice but the gym is closed. emoticon



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Mary I am determined to get back to Onederland by the end of the year. It might be hard to lose the next few weeks going to Florida. We aren't sure how long we will be there but I've managed food travelling lately so I should be able to have a loss. Did you find anything to buy at the festival?

Donna I get avoiding the mowing! I'm so glad Bob is home. He just finished mowing all four yards!

We are headed for Texas tomorrow and LA on Tuesday and Florida on Wednesday. We are preparing to be able to stay and work on the house a bit if it is livable. We are turning on the electric and water and we shall see! We are installing a security camera we can watch from OK.

I put a roast in the crockpot and it smells so good.



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I did not work the concession stand because no one had the key for it.

I am so tired from yesterday, I have to talk myself into doing all that I need to get done. I promised myself as soon as the show was over on TV I'd mow the lawn, The end came too fast. LOL I don't want to get up. sigh. The longer I wait , the hotter it will be out there. Ok , quit whining and just do it already.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Pam! I saw that on FB, too. Make whatever you want...sometimes, even though I only have turkey on Thanksgiving, it's overrated! My son's inlaws have 2-3 Thanksgiving dinners at the homes of both moms. One is traditional and the other's 'whatever.' Both are fun!

Diana, I also feel like I look at something and gain weight. I was able to keep it off most of my younger adult life, but once I hit 50, it's been a serious problem. I have not been able to lose consistent or keep it off in the last 8 years. But I really don't try too hard. My own fault! I'm sure making plans fo rthe new house is exciting!

Kerry, it's so sad that Aaron can't gain control. It doesn't help with the girls the way they are either. I wonder if his alcoholism has something to do with their constant motion/destructive behavior? You never know how that goes. I'm so sorry.

Donna, you do more on a 'lazy day' than I do all week, lol! I hope you can relax and enjoy the rest of Sunday.

I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to get filters for my Keurig and came home with a filter starter kit!! Now I have to go back tomorrow. I thought I was buying a 4 pack. Oh, well, I'll probably find somethng else wonderful to buy! I am taking3 neighbors to an outdoor craft festival in a little while. It should be fun!

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Donna it is so nice sometimes just to be in our own house! I know Noah enjoyed his grandma a the games. How is his health? Did you have to work in the concession stand?

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