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6/27/17 11:11 P

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Well, I'm actually ready to move again. emoticon I need to find a nice single story bungalow because these 16 stairs are really beginning to get to my knees. However, with a business on our property, it just might have to wait...sigh.

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That's a lot of moving, Pam. Most of the military folks here haven't moved that much.



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When I read about the number of times people had moved, I had to sit down and count because I've moved a lot, but I hadn't actually counted. So - I've moved 16 times since I left school. LOL! Wow - Even I was surprised when I totted up the places I'd lived. Busy little bee wasn't I? emoticon

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Well, I'm glad you know this woman, then, Kerry. So much going on all the time for you! Stay safe. It's scary that you've had storms so bad that houses were struck. I had a brief power failure last night but it was over in a few minutes, thank goodness. I have various flashlights and lanterns around but I still need to make sure that I know where everything is before I have an emergency.

Some guy is riding a motorcycle through the neighborhood right now! I thought of you, Pam!!

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Pat, we are getting those horrible storms here, too. I'm glad I don't have to be out in any of them. Several homes gone because of lightning strikes. I worry more about a tree falling on ours. Tonight's storm was not as severe or long as yesterday., thankfully.



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I do know Erica. She and Trish went to school together and she was often here as a child since her grandparents lived 3 doors down the street. She was a crazy child with 2 babies out of wedlock but got her act together and has been married to her husband for I don't know how many years but they have 2 kids together who will also love playing with the girls. Aaron also has family in Atlanta but he has taken too many days off with his hospital visits to be able to watch them. Erica was responsible for the 3 dozen grocery bags full of baby clothes that are in the girls' bedroom. emoticon I know that Erica and her daughter will spoil the kids rotten something Larry and I would never do. emoticon

We had another storm roll through this evening but nowhere near as bad as last night. I'm going to try to drag myself out of bed in the morning and get a trip to the gym/pool.



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Oh, Kerry....that sounds so sketchy for YOU to have to take the girls and drop them off with someone you don't know, nor do the babies know. I sure wish the other grandparents would come to stay and care for the babies or Trish could get a friend to watch them while she works. What about Aaron? Does he have his act together enough that he would be safe to be with them? I sure wish none of this had to be. But it looks like you will still be the babysitter for a major part of the trip. That is SO not fair. I'm so sorry.

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Pam the surgery has not been scheduled yet. Since Stephanie, Wyatt and Decklan are moving up here in a month she wants to wait until then to have the surgery. It will be much easier for me to care for both her and Decklan. She will need to find and go see another orthopedic doctor between now and then.
Mary I also think that is so unfair about the utilities. Funny, not, how you learn all these things after you move in. I also have moved very little in my life time, I think I am at 5 which includes one apartment, one duplex and 3 homes. And I am thankful for that!
Kerry will Trish go with the girls? That would be disconcerting to me to drop the girls off at a complete stranger to them, so hopefully she will be going with them. Does Erika have children? When do you leave for Nebraska? Be careful we seem to be having lots of storms in this area!

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Mary, I agree that doesn't sound like the right way to do business but it probably happened through an election. I'm glad we have pretty low bills for water, sewer and electricity.

The storms are coming through again this evening. It at least waited until Trish took the girls home. Speaking of Trish, one of her best friends from way back in elementary school has been wanting to spend time with the babies so we will be dropping them off in Atlanta. Maybe Erika could arrange for them to see their other grandparents while there. I won't know what to do with myself for those 5 days. emoticon



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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Pam! I had to wait in line at the water dept. and I was behind a lady who came to my house after I moved in to get boxes from me. She is moving from one street to another street after just now fixing up the first house! She came here from Florida and wanted a water view...a house came on the market that suited her and she's moving...again! She told me she'd moved 21 times in her life. Mine is 3! I chatted with her and finally another window opened up. I got an elderly woman helping me. She kept telling me there was no late charge. I took the bill back from her through the window and pointed it out through the glass. Then she acknowledged it and took the bill away to her supervisor who told her to tell me it was a mistake. Well---yeah!!! Then I asked why, since it's just me, was my water bill $13 but my sewer bill was $40....and she said 'all new residents are charged for 6,000 gallons of water regardless of how much they use. Um....I used 800. Sooooo not right! And $18 for garbage pick up! Apparently at the end of the year they will average my usage and perhaps (and that was skeptical) I'll get a slight refund. I was polite but I told the woman that I thought it was a very unfair practice to charge me for services that I had not used. Oh, well...we'll see how that turns out. I'm learning!!

As for your weather, we all knew you were 'cool!' 66 would be heavenly with the 90's here!!

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When I read your last line Mary, I raised my fist and said "yeah!" LOL! You go girl, don't take any garbage from these characters.

Donna, it's so hard to concentrate on your job when there is so much drama going on around you. I would simply try to stay above it (which is what you are doing nicely btw) and not let the drama even sink in. I can remember being a bit like that once. I think I was about 13, and then I grew out of it before too long. I often wonder why some people are incapable of growing up and maturing. They still behave like young teens with all their emotional upsets.

Rita, have you decided yet what kind of equipment you are going to buy? It all sounds like fun. Once you have the stuff, how much time do you spend on it? (just curious).

Pat, I can't remember if you said Stephanie's knee-surgery was booked yet or not, but it makes me cringe just thinking of having surgery on my knee. I have arthritis in my knees, (especially the right one), and I think that's painful enough. To have someone digging around in there just makes my skin crawl! LOL Hopefully she will recover quickly and be back on her feet in no time. Will you go to her place and stay there or will have you Decklan at your house?

Kerry, when is your trip to Nebraska? I'm glad you aren't taking the little ones with you this time. They are a handful (at least one is) and you need time to be yourself this time around. I hope Trish isn't giving you a hard time over it.

The weather this week has been truly bizarre. While I'm reading stories about the heat in the southwest of the US and west coast of Canada - it's COOL here in SW Ontario! Normally June is hot, and we've only had a couple of hot days at the beginning of the month. Today is only going up to a high of 19! (that's 66) We need a sweater to be outside. Mind you, I'll take my weather before I'll take the really hot stuff. LOL

Have a good day ladies!

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I do the same thing, Pat. Today, after my errands, I am determined to start on the closets that I have stuffed things into. If I had the right sized shelf for one closet, I could completely organize that one. For whatever reason, the seller didn't put all the rods and shelves where they are supposed to be. She did such a half #ss job on so many things! The shelf is too short for the standard size and I would go ahead and buy that one if my son was available to cut it to size. Same thing for my own closet. There are 2 rods. There is plenty of room for 3. But did she put 3? Nope...she left the extra one out. Same thing in one of the other bedrooms. Nothing is quite complete. I do need to organize what I can, though, and put things in their proper places. Right now I am ignoring it because, like you, just the thought of it is enough to make me stop and close the doors. Today just might be the day. Good for you getting the exercise out of the way. I had intended to take a walk and was up way early enough. But I've been on the phone and one the computer taking care of some business that needed attention. Now I'm off to the water department. I am new homeowner...hear me roar!!

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Good morning everyone. I have been to the Y and did 90 minutes of water aerobics. Now I need to go get started on clearing out that room in the garage. I keep going out there and turning around to come right back in the house, lol. When ever there is something I really don't want to do I figure out 50 other things to do in stead of the thing that needs done. Does anyone know how to cure this ailment? OK I am going out right now and just start toss stuff, check back in later with hopefully a good report on myself!

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I hope Stephanie can get the knee fixed without too much of a problem, Pat. What did she do to it? I keep thinking at my next well woman visit I'll ask about an x-ray of my right hip. I have a dull throbbing all the time. I'm not sure what causes is. I limp when I get up from a seated position, then it straightens out. Oh, well, hers isn't old age, for sure! But it will mean more babysitting time!

Donna, work lives would be so much better if everyone would just DO THEIR JOBS and not cause such strife for everyone around them. In every teaching job you have the teachers who do just enough not to get fired, who talk about others behind their backs, principals and office people who can make or break someone's career or at least make their lives miserable, etc. The hard workers who DO do what hey are supposed to never seem to get the credit due unless there is a boss who is appreciative. It sets up such a bad time at work. I wish your bosses would see what an asset you are to them. How many more months?!

I have loads of bills to file and to pay today. I will go to the water dept. and protest my late fee on my very first bill that came on Saturday and do a few other errands. It's supposed to rain again today...all week, in fact. I don't mind the rain. I DO mind the power failures! My electrical box is outside so if I lose power and 'wanted' to go see about the breakers I certainly couldn't do it in the rain!!

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Rita: Have fun upgrading your ham radio experience. You do such interesting things.

Pat: I am sorry that your DD may need knee surgery. That is going to mean more babysitting for you. I am glad they are working so hard on this bus for the August move.

Mary: I'm so glad your oven got fixed. No more foil!!! How is the baby doing these days? You must enjoy being closer to all the girls. Wish we could get some rain here. It would help cool us down and put out some of the wildfires putting out so much smoke.

Not much new here. So much drama at work but at least the work itself was very doable today. I will be out of the office about 3 hours tomorrow so that is good for me. I am also running case conference as the director of nursing won't be there. SO anyway tomorrow should be a good day also.





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Yes, Pat. I'm pretty sure I was typing bus and the computer wrote what it wanted.



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Kerry I assume you are wanting to see pictures of the bus. I have quite a few so I can send them to you if you like. I tried to upload on here but just got a lot of letters and numbers?
Mary your day with the girls sounds nice. I let Decklan play on my IPad all the time. I bought an extra strong case and have downloaded several toddler games. I use this when I want him to settle down or for a reward. It is amazing to watch him play the games.
Rita it will be so much fun to upgrade all your ham radio equipment. And I think you are so smart to research before buying.
I had a great day going to lunch with my friend then we went shopping. I got a navy blue sweater marked down from 35 to 15 then I had a 5 dollar off so end cost was 10 plus tax. It is a light weight one and I needed it.
Found out today my daughter will probably need surgery on her knee. She has a torn meniscus. The orthopedic dr said it was pretty bad. I see lots of Decklan time in my future.

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Kerry, your life shouldn't be driving cross country with 2 babies for the 2nd time in a few months!! Trish needs to learn to take care of the girls by herself. I'm not trying to be mean...it's just a fact! You should be enjoying your retirement and you do so much to help all the time. I know you love the girls...that's a given fact! But you don't need to be on call 24/7, nor do you need to be taking them with you for Trish's convenience for a week or more. I'm glad you put your foot down. This will be the time to be with family and to say your last goodbyes on your own. When do you go?

I had a great day with Cherilyn and the girls. We went to Kohl's, Babies R Us, and HEB, a local grocery store. We had lunch and the girls played on Starfall, a preschool through 2nd grade app I have had on my iPad for a long time. It used to be free for teachers years ago in the 90's and I used it for my kindergarten kids. Now only a few things are free but you can get a subscription and have unlimited access. It's the only thing the girls are allowed to use and only when I'm there. It's fun to see how excited they are about learning various new things. I came home to a big rainstorm and a 5 minute power failure. Thank goodness the power came back on and the TV works again, lol. I am not happy when I am 'powerless!' Tomorrow I have a lot of paperwork to do, going to the water dept to see why, with my very first bill, I have a $30 late charge! GRR... and I cancelled my flood insurance with FEMA, costing me $6 to fax all the info....and now they sent me a new 'thank you for your flood insurance' notice. Such incompetence!!

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Pat, I can't wait to see pictures of this!

Mary, Aaliyah plays hard and sleeps hard wherever she drops. I didn't make Trish happy when I told her we weren't taking them back to Nebraska for the burial of dad's ashes. About the only other thing will be visiting Larry's sister's so 6 days max and 4 of those driving.



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Kerry, I wish y'all could figure out why Aaliyah is soooo active. I know you've said she has a very hard time getting to sleep and is always destructive. No wonder you are always tired!! I slept with my Fitbit on last night and it measures my sleep. I almost hate to look in the morning after I wear it, because my sleep patterns aren't very good. I only had less than 2 hours deep sleep and REM sleep. The rest was light or I was awake: not a good pattern! Maybe you are so very tired from chasing the girls that you just can't 'turn it off'. I sure hope you can rest up!

Pat, I am spending the day wit Cherilyn after Line Dancing today. The girls have each other to play with so it makes it so much easier. She says all the time that she is so fortunate that they make their own party, lol! I know how much time and effort you put into being with Decklan. You and Kerry are amazing grandparents. I'm glad your big day was a good one!

Rita, I rarely do more than 1 activity in a day. To go 'up the mountain' after a shower all in the same day would do me in! Glad you are getting the deluxe edition of the antenna! I found the library by accident the other day----I'd driven by it at night and couldn't make out what the words on the building were. I need to get my new card, too. I am using the library here in the community center. It's so nice to have audiobooks that I don't have to even check out---if it takes more than 3 weeks to listen, I don't have to renew. But I haven't bought anything in a long time...well, maybe for my iPad! I do use BookBub for that, thanks to Pat telling me about it years ago!

I will go to Line Dancing then to visit with the girls. I may have a Happy Hour function later in the week and there is an early Fourth of July celebration here on Saturday.

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Not many days left to redeem myself before Wed.'s weigh in. So much going on!

Turns out my Aunt must have been telling tales that her doctor said she'd be dying in the next 2 wk to 6 mo. She has been saying that for years and her medical POA assured me that the doctor said nothing of that sort. None of us ever know so it's always possible but telling people from our church is stretching it a bit. Looks like some dementia is settling in.

Yesterday I was at a lovely bridal shower and then came home and put on jeans and headed up the mountain to the campground where the yearly ham radio event was happening. I enjoyed that a lot. I didn't camp over night but the mountain air was lovely and so enticing.

Today after church was a yearly picnic potluck with the Knights of Columbus. It's always a good time and again, lots of food. After that I stopped by the library to pick up a decluttering book my daughter suggested we both read and work on together. It had been so long since I'd been at the library I needed to get a new card. At least now I'm legal to get books again. Instead of filling my house with buying books maybe I'll learn to simply borrow them.

I am in the process of figuring out what high frequency ham radio to get now that I have an advanced license. A new antenna needs to go with it and Rex will help me with that. It's exciting to venture into new land. It's just something to figure out before I drop the money on it. I have so many things I want to do!

Have a blessed, wonderful week!

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Thanks for the all the Birthday wishes. I had a great day. We did take Decklan to church this morning. He lasted through half then I took him to the nursery. He is not officially allowed in there because it is just for up to age 2, but since we go to early church and there is no attendant in there I let him go in and play.
Mary your new church sounds like the perfect fit. It is always nice to see a familiar face when going to a new place.
Kerry I won't have too much of a break, lol. Stephanie and Decklan will be coming to spend the day on Wednesday, then we will once again keep Decklan on the weekend. It really is OK though as the big push to get the bus finished is going full speed ahead.
Donna I hope your pool is not closed for too long. When your use to having one close it makes going somewhere else inconvenient. Hope you have an easy work week.
It is late and my eyes are getting heavy.

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Happy birthday, Pat. I'm glad you're getting a few days off. My off days ended this afternoon when the kids got back to town. They spent some time with aunt Dawn and uncle Chris but not with Aaron's older kids because this mom decided to not make the drive to meet them.

Donna, sorry about the fire.

Mary, the new church sounds nice and friendly.

As I said the wild and crazy Aaliyah and her sister are here and Aaliyah is bent on destroying everything while I am ready to crash. I wish I knew why I'm so tired. I've never fallen asleep in the afternoon like I have lately-even sleeping for nearly 12 hours one day/night.



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Sorry to hear about the fire and the pool closing, Donna. But I'm glad you have another one to use. Yes, the rain was a big blessing...could use more of it. I did take a 7:15am walk and thought it was going to pour before I got back home. But now the sun is shining. Texas! You just never know...

I went to the little country church and really enjoyed it. They asked all the new people to introduce themselves and we all got a new Rosary. Best of all, I saw 6 of my neighbors there, so it seemed like a place where I will see my new friends. It reminded me a lot of my daughter's church, too. I'm doing laundry and I think I might read this afternoon. If it doesn't rain I might go to the pool, too.

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Pat: As much as grandma's don't want to be the disciplinarian, children to respect adults that are consistent and have rules and they know what is allowed and expected.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a great day.

Mary: I guess you got the rain you were asking for. I wish our monsoons would start soon. My lawn looks terrible and I found I needed to replace to sprinkler heads. Hope that helps.

Kerry: Glad you got the lawn done.

It is still hot here. We had an electrical fire at the clubhouse so now the pool is closed too. I will go across the big road and go to the other pool when it opens at 9. Then off to brunch with a friend and then chores.

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Happy Birthday to You, Pat!! I hope you have a lot of cooperation today. You deserve it! Any special plans with the family? I hope it's a wonderful day.

It's rained off and on all day yesterday and overnight. It is clearing now and I want to take an early morning walk because today is more of the same. I will try a new church this morning if it's NOT raining...most of the Catholics I've met here go to a little country church in a small town about 10 miles away. I don't know where it is but it shouldn't be hard to find. On the other hand, if it's raining, I'll go to the one I know about! One of my neighbors and I have been going together and I will offer to take her this morning since she was sick yesterday.

Since my oven was fixed earlier in the week, I've cooked a couple of times! I'm really settling into a good routine here.

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Good evening. We are having spectacular weather this weekend. We had our windows opened and at night it is even a little chilly.
Decklan has been somewhat of a hand full but he will go home tomorrow evening. I will have all week to rest up but we will probably have him again next weekend. The kids got an insurance check for hail damage on their car so they are pretty excited they can now buy more supplies for fixing up the bus.
We are going to take Decklan to church with us in the morning. I am praying sweet cooperative Decklan is the one who wakes up,in the morning. We will go to early church so hopefully there won't be too many there.


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Kerry, I think you've said before that larry's Doctor isn't much of a help to get him to do many things. I just wish you were the recipient of help rather than just the church!

Pam, I've seen 3 different people the 3 times I've gone to the water dept. they all seem to be working totally alone! I'll try to get it taken care of on Monday. At least it's a small town type thing and the dept. is a mile and a half away rather than downtown in Houston!

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Mary, I would make sure I got the same rep you were talking to the past two times, and slap the bill in front of them and simply demand they remove the late fee. Honestly, I get so angry at these people when they reassure you over and over and then they turn and kick you in the head (or in the wallet!). Take a check for the "proper" amount, give it to them, and say "take it or leave it". emoticon

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It's good for him. He needs to do something other than the computer and napping.
I picked up my prescriptions and obviously the gal who gave me the prices hadn't been properly trained on Medicare. She told me I would be paying $400+ for the new eye drops. This morning I found the boxes of Restasis so didn't have to get a new order -yea!! The new eye drops were $54 for the month. Big differences a big relief.



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Kerry, it's the water dept. that has the issues. I actually have a credit on my electric and gas bills! I will go back in person....again...and see why they have charged me a late fee. It doesn't seem right. Since everyone here is in a single family home or townhouse, people are out on the street or on the golf course, at the community center, etc. all the time. It's a very active community. The other one that I toured while I was looking for homes never had people around. I didn't like that at all. Even the very older people seem to be so active. I am really enjoying being here!

Glad Larry can help out with VBS but I sure wish he helped you around the house. You need it more than the church people...they should have others taking over so you can 'have a life.' Just MHO, lol!! Not that anyone asked....

Oh, and it's pouring now so that takes care of exercise and watering!

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Mary, I think your electric company needs to work on their computers. They should be able to "talk" to each other. It has to be very good to know that you have so many neighbors to look out for each other. Where my mom lived it seemed like the all stayed in their apartments all day and only saw each other at meals.

Larry spent the evening at church helping with VBS snacks and is back there again today. This is our second year of a weekend VBS. He's gone and the vacuuming & mowing are done so it's nice and quiet. I do need to get back to Walgreens to pick up some prescriptions. That will cost a couple hundred dollars at least.



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Ever since Cindy was supposed to hit here, we've been 'promised' rain. It must have 'spit' a little yesterday because when I woke up the driveway was wet. But it hasn't rained enough to really make a difference. I will need to weed some more and water my plants today. I'm glad you were able to get the mowing done, Kerry.

Donna, you still do so many fun things! I have an early 4th of July party next Saturday but nothing at all going on here except a luncheon on Friday. It's so nice to be invited to be with the women on my block!

We had Happy Hour late yesterday afternoon with only 4 of us but it was nice to have a small group to chat with. I checked on my sick neighbor as I walked past her house. Another neighbor had taken her soup when I brought the Tylenol, water, and thermometer so she had food, water, and meds. She said she'd slept all afternoon and was sitting up in bed reading the paper. I'll get more soup if she needs it today. It's wonderful to know that we can help take care of each other----at Happy Hour one of the older women will be having tests run in Tyler Tx. this week for a lung infection she's had for years. Three different people who knew about this all offered to take her to catch the 'fast bus' that she will be using to get there. It's a wonderful community!

I have gone twice in the last few weeks to the water dept. to see about why I haven't received a water bill. The first time I was told that it would take at least 45 days to get one and not to worry. I went again yesterday and was told it was in the mail. Well, it came yesterday---with a $30 late fee!! I will go again on Monday to protest. How can there be a late fee when this is the very first bill I've received and it's not due until July 12?? Ugh.

And NOW it's raining!!!

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I finally managed to get the entire backyard mowed so if we don't have all the rain I can get back to a normal schedule.



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Pam: What a scary drive in the rain. Hope it is drying out now for you.
Rita: Congrats on the weight loss. That is a lot to lose in one week. Were you hungry? Sorry about your fall. Try to take it easy for a few days.
Mary: What a nice neighbor to get her things she needs while she is sick.

Not much new here. I got my laps in. A coworker and I are meeting at the lake at 6 am so hopefully her dog will teach my dog to swim. We'll see.
Grace was relieved I was home when I retrieved my dress and she ran right in the house.
I am going to a blues concert in the town square tomorrow. It is supposed to be hot so I coming prepared. We are going out to lunch after a couple of hours.

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It is very quiet here! Welll other than the mower. I have been known to fall and have learned to relax and just fall. It hurts less that way but is still humiliating in public.

I got most of the yard mowed before it got really hot. I now have one very small patch to do when the mower agrees to rub again. I'll check it this evening.

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Rita, you fall sounds scary...to much in a short period of time. I'm not falling but I am running into things. I have a couple of nasty bruises, much bigger than I usually get. I tend to jump up and start off too quickly and the sad payoff are the bruises. Congrats on being The Biggest Loser! Getting money for it is wonderful. And the dinner sounds wonderful, too. I hope you hear back from the doctor about your aunt. That must be hard to wait and see if she won't be forthcoming with you.

Pam, how scary for YOU with the bad storm. I'm glad you were able to get home okay. I hate driving in the rain. Remember when my mother was alive? It seemed like every time I made that 2 hour drive home it poured!! Congrats on only a slight gain and getting soooo close to Onederland!

Pat, I hope Decklan will not be interested in old logs for another long time! There is something that apparently we now have in Texas called the Lone Star Tick. Not chiggers, but it makes you allergic to meat and dairy! Not a fun thing. Hope I never come in contact with that.

Donna has a Drama Dress! Such a funny story. I hope you enjoy talking to people about that! Hope it didn't take too long to catch Grace.

Kerry, here's to the next few days of no kids and getting whatever you need to get done...done! One of my neighbors is sick right now. I called to see if she wanted to go run errands and she could hardly talk. I brought her Tylenol and Aleve, and a thermometer! I guess ''summer something'' is going around. Hope the girls aren't too much under the weather!

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Rita congratulation on that loss, looks like you are back in the swing of losing weight again. And glad you didn't break any bones with your fall. Things like that can happen so quick.
And Pam you gained just a little, you will lose it again and get to onederland again. I also have been eating way too many sweets and I just need to say no, to myself.
I have already had a very busy day and we leave in a few minutes to go pick up Decklan. The rest of my day will then be super busy.

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Oh Rita, I understand the falling over everything bit. (although I haven't tripped on anything for awhile - touch wood). You'll probably feel quite bruised over the next few days. Try and take it easy and WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING!!!! emoticon Oh - and congratulations on the loss.

Speaking of loss, I managed to gain about 3 pounds over the past few weeks of overeating..tsk. However, the past couple of weeks, I have tried to eat "normally" again and have just about hit ONEderland again - just about. LOL! I really must learn not to stuff myself when sweet stuff is around.

Have a great Friday ladies!

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Donna your drama dress name is so funny. I needed a good laugh!

Today I did it again! I fell down. This time tripping on the mop. I must stop doing this. I really fell hard on my left side, mostly right on my titty. Luckily I didn't break my hand when I landed on it too. I'm hoping my ribs are only bruised. I can breath fine but it hurts to move in some ways.

Earlier a lady told me at church this morning that when she brought communion to my Aunt in the Assisted Living on Sat. my Aunt told her that her doctor said she had 2 weeks to 6 months to live. It had to do with her heart. I know she has said things like that for years but it startled me to hear it from someone else.So, I made it a point to call her and go over to see her. We had lunch and then I took her to Walgreens for 2 hrs where she even looked at 2018 calendars that she wanted to maybe buy! All the while she was perky and never mentioned any doctor diagnosis even after I asked leading questions like "have you seen any of your doctors lately? When do you see your Cardiologist? (next month) Anything new?"
Since there was no hint of imminent death I sent a text to her medical power of attorney, that my Aunt said we could talk to each other, and asked if the doctor told her this? I hope to hear from her. I am thinking maybe it's once again wishful thinking on my Aunt's side? She is 85yr old.

I forgot to mention I lost 3.4 lb this week at my weight in and was loser of the week. I have to work hard to lose again this next week.The winning prize is $8.00. More than I originally thought. Last night we were invited to a couples home for dinner with the other 2 Deacons and wives. The meal was fabulous. Italian appetizers of bruscetta, bread and dipping oil, fried ravioli, etc and Chicken Marbella and eggplant parmesan for the main dish. The house smelled heavenly and drinks were prosecco. I wish people would cook like that for me more often. Between that and lunch of Salisbury steak and coconut cream pie at Assisted Living today, I had better settle for boring meals the rest of the week.

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Wow Pam glad you were OK. So you think it was lightning that made the Big Bang? Nothing is more scary than not being able to see where you are going when you are driving. I hope the next one does not cause any damage.
Donna your drama dress sounds interesting, lol. By the way what color is it? Hope Gracie was easy to find. We also have those type garage doors if something gets in the way as they are lowering they come back up. A good safety feature sometimes.
Mary I took today off to do house work but I also love my water aerobic class. I am glad TS Cindy was a non issue for you.
Kerry hope the little ones are feeling better. We also have a problem with Decklan wanting to run off. Both his mom and dad and DH and I very firmly tell him not to run away. He usually comes back and minds but always runs off again at some point. He is not trying to be naughty he is just very curious and active. We will have him again this weekend as The kids work on the bus again. We most likely will have him most weekends so they can get the bus done enough to live in. Luckily ii is suppose to cool off some this weekend so we can p,at outside. But no sitting under a tree again, lol.

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Oh Donna, that made me laugh. Yes, the drama dress. I hope it didn't take too long to corral Gracie and get her back home.

I got caught in a horrid storm this morning. I drove into Woodstock to find a pharmacy to sell me a box of syringes. On my way into the Pharmacy it just poured like the days of the flood (it was really REALLY coming down!) Coming out of the pharmacy it wasn't raining but it was black. Then driving down the main road, the heavens opened again, and I simply couldn't see where I was going; I couldn't see the road; I couldn't see the other cars. Then suddenly there was a huge flash and a terrific explosive bang. I thought the van had been hit, but it kept going so I assume it hit something really close to me. How I got home without driving into another vehicle amazes me. Once I was out of the city I was fine because the back roads aren't very populated so it wasn't so nerve-wracking!

My daughter texted me earlier to say another big monster storm is coming in and will hit London around midnight and Embro around 1am. She was so excited. I didn't have the heart to tell her I'd had enough of storms for one day. LOL!

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Well I now call it my drama dress. To buy it or not to buy it, keep it or not. Now I lost it last night. I put my bathing suit on under the dress before I left work and went swimming. When I went home I just wrapped up in a towel. As I got out of the car in the garage and reached for the dress, . . . it wasn't there!! I drove out of the garage and hit the remote for the garage door and drove off to get back to the pool. I saw I had dropped when I reached to go out the gate. I get the dress, come home, and the garage door is up and Grace is running around the neighborhood. She went out the door as it was lowering and it went back up. Hence, my drama dress.

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It sounds like you did a great job with lunch and all the swimming should burn it off.
Aaron does watch the girls on weekends.

I got a little exercise in with mowing the front yard. Well I did most of it since it started thundering. I figured it would be easier to spray for the fire ants if the grass wasn't 10" tall.



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Kerry: It is always hard to watch ill kids. Does the daddy ever watch them?

I do like the dress and glad I kept it.

I have swam, swum? for the third time in 4 days. I have been doing my sixty laps and real close to doing it in 30 minutes. So pleased with myself that I am doing it. One of my nurses insisted I go to lunch very spontainously at lunch. I already knew I was going to Prescott hospital to see a patient and had ordered from Olive Garden for dinner as it is on my way. So we went to Mexican for lunch and ate very light. As for dinner, I cut the salad and lasagna in half and just ate that much so I hope I did not over eat by too much.

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I'm glad the storm is dissipating and looks like it will miss us both. Hopefully we can have a few days without rain.
Donna, I am glad you found a dress you like. I need to find a new one or two. That seems to be a lot easier than losing this weight.

Trish just took the girls home and she is off work until Monday or Tuesday so maybe I can get some other things done. I don't think either baby felt good. Adalynn got 2 shots yesterday so we had a miserable night and this morning Aaliyah felt a little warm and refused to eat lunch other than a few of grandpa's chips. I offered her some ham and a small piece of a cookie and she refused them both. Maybe those molars are causing that.



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Good for you, Donna. It wasn't expensive, you liked it AND you liked the way it felt. You may value your DD's opinion but in the end, if it's something that makes you feel good, it sounds like a keeper! Hope you continue to enjoy it.

The Tropical Storm Cindy seems to be dissipating and so far, the weather people say we'll hardly get any rain....well needed rain, sadly. I can certainly do without the storm, though. I went to water aerobics and it felt great. I took a big ladder to my neighbor's house and it wasn't tall enough for her to reach her gutters. I have bills to pay and the widow's group to travel to tonight. Ah, the life of the retiree!!

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Well I modeled the dress at work and everyone loved it so I wearing it and I guess keeping it.

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I modeled my dress for DD and she said no. Not because of me but because of how it is cut. It is a very comfortable dress but I am going to take it back today. I never take things back but so unsure of the dress on me so probably will. oh well.
I hope to go swimming directly after work today. I am getting the begging eyes from Grace. She wants to chase rabbits and I just want to sit here. sigh. Guess I will get going as it will be too hot to walk again.

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Donna, I'm sure it's just 'people in general' not paying much attention rather than the dress not looking good on you. I have several new things that I feel good in and no one said a word either. Oh, well, I always try to compliment someone, even a stranger, if I like their clothes or hair, etc. Makes a person smile. Enjoy the dress!

I'm going to water aerobics ahead of the wind and rain. Houston is on the 'good' side of the storm, thank goodness. Today is Cherilyn's 42nd birthday! My niece's bday is today, too. They were born 4 minutes apart in opposite sides of the country!!

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Yup, they are her kids and she needs to learn how to handle them both. I wonder if the older one is reacting to something she eats, sugar? dyes in food? something that winds her up like that?

It is so hot here ( I know you are tired of hearing that). I am used to it during the day but it is 9PM and it is still 90 outside. I can't even open the windows.

I bought this new dress and it has an uneven hem, like long points on the sides and shorter in the front and back. I have to say it is sooooo comfortable but not sure it looks good on me. I wore it to bunco and no one said a word. I wish someone would be honest with me as to how it looks on me. Maybe my DD will tell me what she thinks.

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Kerry, I never had help either. Cherilyn takes all 3 girls everywhere. Trish needs to figure out how to make Aaliyah behave. Running away, no matter where it is, is so dangerous. I sure hope she can figure out how to handle her. Sooo sorry (not, lol!) that you missed that 'opportunity' to be there! Love the wink!

Pat, you are such a great grandmother to sit on the log and not worry about the chiggers. Do you have calamine lotion or Aspercreme, something like that to help with the itching?

Rita, now that you have the new license, does that entitle you to something extra or just allows you to continue to use the radio? I'm so proud of you for the hard work on the test. Good luck at TOPS!

Donna, the meeting was pretty much equally divided between the golfers and the non golfers and included people from the 'younger' gated community across the street from mine. Two bankers came to talk about the loan. Several people brought up that this renovation project and the 2 million dollar loan with a balloon payment due in 8 years (to be refinanced) wasn't made with the knowledge of any of the homeowners who were NOT golfers. The answer was that they didn't need anyone to approve anything...three men who represented 3 different associations within our group made the decision and that's that. They wouldn't entertain any discussion of the issue of our dues going up---there is another meeting TOMORROW night for that. Such a huge t0-do!!

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Well she got a dose of that today. Aaliyah escaped from the exam room and had to be caught twice. LOL. The doctor helped corral her. Gosh, I'm sorry I missed all that. emoticon



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Oh gosh Kerry - golly gee too bad what a shame. I had 3 little ones 4 and under, and my husband was useless at dealing with little ones - my family were all 3000 miles across the ocean, and hubby's family was a 3 hours drive away. So it didn't matter who needed what and when - it was all on me. And believe it or not - I lived through it. LOL! I had no choice but to learn how to deal with my kids, because there was no-one else. Trish needs to learn that when a kid has an appt - it's a "family" thing. LOL! (minus hubby of course...sigh).

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Rita, my eye doctor found the lens was still not clean so he fixed that issue but also found a couple dry spots so more eye drops. Luckily they are over the counter since I need to use them whenever the eyes start feeling dry.

We got home to a message from Trish that she had needed us while we were out and about because Aaliyah had a doctor appointment and she needed our help. Sorry I missed that. emoticon





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Pam thank you for doing that research. But too late I have already scratched, lol. I try really hard to just rub them but sometimes in my sleep I scratch. I have lived with chiggers all my life but don't think I ever had this many at one time. I also am not an out doors person but when your grandson wants you to go in his chigger infested club house you just do it, lol. The itch is already subsiding and no open wounds this time so all is good.
Wow Donna and Mary you guys are hot hot hot, but in a bad way. We are heading up too. It must be summer. Mary sounds like things are heating up in your community also. I hope the issues can be resolved without everyone hating each other.
Rita glad you got the gift delivery worked out. I also hope you have a good result at TOPS and earn that money in a couple weeks.
Glad you are back in the pool Donna. I can imagine especially in your heat the water feels good. Glad work is less stressful this week and hope it continues at least for a little while.


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Mary: The golf course loan repayment should have been worked out before they took the loan out. Maybe the fees to golf there aren't covering the loan. Be careful, they could take a lot of fees onto your residence for that.

Pat: It sounds miserable and hope you get over them soon.

Rita: Colorado is so beautiful I can't imagine not spending as much time as possible outside. My backyard faces west so it is too hot to use the patio even with the sun shade down on it. Spring is very windy and winter is too cold. That leaves fall but I still love my yard. Just cut several roses for my desk at work today.

Work is very slow but I am not complaining. It does make for a long day but oh well, at least it isn't crazy busy. I have bunco tonight.
I took Grace for a long walk early this morning and that is my only exercise except for a short 10 minute walk on my morning break. It was 95 and too hot to be out there very long. Maybe I can swim again tomorrow. I need to try to remember to use my inhaler first. I am having some breathing issues. Never can remember.

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Rita, it's not unusual any more to have a baby shower first, then a bridal shower! I'm old fashioned...wish every mother/baby- to- be has the security of being married, if at all possible.

I will go to the next meeting tonight and see how that goes...people got really testy last night and tonight the banker for the association is supposed to talk about the huge deficit of the golf course loan. It should be another interesting meeting!

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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 Tuesday afternoon! I just finished reading through all your posts and it's so nice to catch up with all of you.

Pat I hope you can stop the itch.

Mary,enjoy your new life style! Pictures hung and board meetings...it's all coming together!

Donna,you must be quite a great swimmer to get so many laps done...I swim with my head above the water!

Kerry, I hope your eyes will feel much better after your cleaning and check up. It's so frustrating when we can't read well.

Pam, I am not an outdoors girl either. Living in Colorado that is strange as most people are outside every minute they can get. I often wonder why I don't get out more!

Last night I got a baby shower gift and a bridal shower gift, not for the same person though, haha The baby shower is for my niece and it's out of state so I asked my sister if she's coming to Denver anytime soon so I could send the present with her. Perfect timing, she's coming this afternoon so I don't have to mail the present.The Bridal shower is Sat. I double booked myself but I think I can work it out. There is a special ham radio event I planned to go to at the same time but it will still be going on when I leave the shower. I will just have to hustle up the mountain to get to the place of the event.

Tomorrow I will weigh in for the first week of my 3 week challenge. According to my home scale I should have a loss if I don't over due it today. If I can keep this up I'll be happy to be back on the losing side. I have to get back in shape to go places and do things!

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Pam, I have a lovely new wrap-around patio and I would love to be outside on it, enjoying my wine in the evening and coffee in the morning. But with the heat index around 100 it's not happening!

I am irritated with my insurance people. I am not using State Farm for my new home. They were the only company I called out of 5 that didn't bother to give me an estimate. I went with a different company but kept them for my car insurance. I realized when going through my records that I hadn't cancelled my FEMA flood insurance and called FEMA just now. They said I had to go through State Farm since they had the policy. I called and spoke with one of the women there. She was very curt and told me I had to fax my closing documentation to them. I asked for a fax number. She read it off quickly and I asked her to repeat it. Then I asked if I should address it to Attention: her! And she said no, and hung up on me!! so rude! Now to make a cover letter and take it to the clubhouse office. They will fax it for me!

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Same here Mary. My idea of being outdoors is to have the windows open! I don't even sit on my porch unless the weather is absolutely perfect and there aren't bugs anywhere within 20 feet of me. If those stipulations are not met, then I am indoors. emoticon


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Thanks, Pam! Good thing I'm not an outdoorsy girl and the chiggers aren't nearby!!



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After a good long research session on Chiggers, I discovered they don't burrow under the skin, and the main treatment is for the horrid itching, lying in a cool bath with colloidal oatmeal is supposed to help. Also, unlike ticks, chiggers do not carry any diseases (at least not in North America, according to the medical source). Undisturbed, the wee beasts may feed for a couple of days, but they are rarely undisturbed as they cause such itching! I feel for you Pat. Do whatever you need to do to soothe your skin's itchiness - but DON'T SCRATCH! Apparently more trouble is cause by the scratching than by the itching.

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Oh, Pat, how awful! Dave always said he and his cousins, roaming the woods as a child, came home with chiggers. I know they bite and stick, but not the 'results.' It's not like ticks and Lyme disease, is it? I hope you don't have to burn it out of your belly button with kerosene...I think that's one of the ideas to get rid of them!! Haha, a tummy tuck would take care of that, huh?!!

I just got back from a 30 minute walk. It's so hot already! I will weed again once I drink some water.

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Donna yes I do enjoy him, and like Kerry said chiggers are teeny tiny bugs that seek out all the hardest places to inch and burrow in. I actually have one inside my belly button! I am at the Y now and when done on this elliptical I will be going into the water and hopefully drown the buggers, lol.

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Happy Tuesday! I was just starting to type and this page loaded back to my Spark Page. The same thing happened last night when I was replying to another thread. So strange!

Kerry, because of my mother's history, I made sure my eye doctor knew all about it. He's quite up in years himself but when I went last October he told me that, thank goodness, I had no signs of cataracts, glaucoma, or MD at all. One of my younger sisters has cataracts and will have surgery soon. I know you will keep on top of this!

Donna, how awful about that nurse. I'm glad you were able to get your laps in. One of the topics last night at the community association board meeting was about kids being dropped off at the pool by grandparents and not staying with them. I was amazed because it's very definitely stated in our rules and regulations that that is NOT supposed to happen. Apparently it's a big issue. I thought of your unruly kids at your pool. The girls are 4 now and Cherilyn finally potty trained them at 3~ Annalise was MORE than ready when she was 18 months. She would take off her diaper and announce "No poo poo, just tee tee!" But they were putting their house on the market and she didn't want the hassle of having to take them to the bathroom while trying to get the house in order. Then they were in an apartment. Then she was pg/lost the baby, etc. I kept getting on her....but she kept putting it off. When she finally got around to it, it took only a few days. I hope she will be more on target with Emmaline when her turn comes! She was 2 and the boys were 2.5. But I'm 'just' the grandmother, lol!

Today I will walk and weed. I need gas...there is a tropical storm brewing and I don't have much gas. It looks like it will be more toward Louisiana but you never know. I have flood insurance but I'm not in the flood plain. I never take chances, living here!

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Sorry to hear that about your nurse. That's awful.



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Great job getting your laps in. Yes chiggers are bugs-itty bitty things that will chew you up like crazy. I think they're midwestern things.



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Kerry: I hope the drops help your eyes. I haven't seen an opthamologist in over 5 years. I just today made an appointment in July. One of my nurses at work that just got married now has good insurance. She went to the eye doctor because it was covered and is now being worked up for a brain tumor. UGH!

Pat: I don't know what a chigger is but it must be some kind of small bug???? Kids that age can sure be tempermental. Glad you still enjoy him.

Mary: I am glad you got to enjoy all your girls today. Are the twins potty trained yet? Glad you enjoyed the meeting.

I had a good day at work today. It is very hot here. I went to the store on my break and bought milk. When I left at the end of the day I wanted to go straight to the pool and I had this milk. I couldn't leave it in the car, I couldn't take it in the pool, so I put it in the refrigerator in the clubhouse. Noone said anything so win win. I also got in my 60 laps. I am about 5 minutes slow on my time but at least I got it in. Now just chillin out until tomorrow.

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I've always been a bookworm but not my brother and we were diagnosed with the onset of M.D. within 2 weeks of each other. Me in Florida and him in Nebaska. Strange coincidence I guess.



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Pat, your post wasn't there when I was typing!! I'm glad you had fun with Decklan, orneriness and all! But so sorry about the chiggers. That's not the issue here...it's mosquitoes that can 'carry your children off in the night!' Annalise and Emmaline are so susceptible. Grace isn't bothered by them at all, for some reason. Both of the other girls have huge red welts. I see I had already told y'all about my day...sorry I am too wordy!

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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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