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6/26/17 6:21 A

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can get help with moving heavy things but i am the only one who can sort out papers.

it does make a difference when everything is set up properly. I have an old laser black and white [which is super fast] and a fairly new colour inkjet. managed to fit one on return of current desk and one on matching set of drawers on wheels. enjoy your new setup. can scan but, as you say, it's slow.

very little sleep last night and painful session with physio today.

me too but extra difficult at present.


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SORRY!!! ouch! is very frustrating, too. forget decluttering. not gonna run away. can you pay cleaner or some other helper. high school kid? save your energy to socialize.

i installed new printer but don't want to start ink cartridges before using up old ones. will be glad to get old printer off my small desk. i made room for the new one on a shelf nearby. should have done this years ago! i can scan now. tempting to scan all my paper, both work and personal. written and clipped. that would be some project. it's really slow. might pay to invest my dollars in a good scanner if i'm serious about this. don't need another project right now. will have to think how to use it going forward to avoid new work and clutter.

went to botanic gardens. lovely!

gaining weight. must reverse this!

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Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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6/25/17 4:52 A

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$109

seem to be getting pain everywhere. need a heat pack bodysuit. decluttering going so slowly and feel frustrated.

hope chair helps. definitely doesn't count against dollars.

i'm flossing, doing eye exercises and meditating but reluctantly and not well. keep chasing up online health programs and finding they are expensive and not worth the money. even found myself trying out free to-do lists and spending time listing tasks instead of doing them. tired of not being able to exercise.

sounds as if we both need something to make us "do" instead of plan. can the critters help?

it's winter here.

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 6/25/2017 (04:55)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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sorry you're still in pain.

thanks. i bought chair without researching cuz i hurt. it's not optimal, but big improvement. for $25, it'll be good a slong as it lasts.

i'm being minnie, gathering info instead of doing.: taking extensive notes on Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life Gretchen Rubin (Author). i don't form good habits, as you've often "heard" me complain. i must force myself to do everything. e.g. i need to start exercising again....gums....posture (there are electronic trackers that buzz when you slouch-tempting to spend some dollars that i'm not earning. i decided chair is replacement of broken furniture, not health gadget.)... blood pressure (deep breathe or squeeze something)...therapies for all parts of me...sleep earlier...

have a lealthy comfortable summer.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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just lost my message so had to start again.

good about your back. hopefully chair will help you to avoid problems in the future. think I would slump more if I had one with arms.

still in a lot of pain so no decluttering.

enjoy the weekend and the start of summer.

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 6/23/2017 (06:13)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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sorry you hurt!
my back is much better, thanks. time to get back to more eye exercises. think i need a doc to guide me.
my new chair arrived. hope it will be good. maybe should have gotten arms. i'm sure it's good that i don't need to sit on pillows so my neck won't hurt.
can't believe another week escaped. feel good over the weekend.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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6/22/17 6:29 A

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$108

inconsiderate.

should have gone shopping today but not up to it. physio came - very painful session and afterwards too. slightly easier after lying down for a while but not so good now. he adjusted computer chair and told me my desk is better than his now. joint supplement [natural ingredients] i'd ordered arrived so hope it will help even if it takes a while.

I still get annoyed too easily and find thoughts wander when I meditate.

how is your back?


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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yeah, he said distance from junction, too. no, they didn't tell me.

just noticed that he connected the wires to my modem in such a way that i can't put it back where it belongs. i'll step on it where it is. i got annoyed. where is mindfulness when i need it? will take me all of 1 minute to disconnect and reconnect! so did 10 minutes of mindfulness, but got up to make the bed, etc. i wish i could do it. such a beneficial non-harmful practice.i have trouble focusing my attention. i always want to follow what grabs my interest.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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cleared out a lot of old documents but many more remaining to be sorted. drew up a new will a few years ago and, although i'd like to add some more bequests, I couldn't face changing mine again at the moment. good luck with yours.

Hope your computer is functioning well now. I can't get optimum speeds with mine either due to my distance from a junction box.

I hope they let you know in advance


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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good you decluttered. bad you ache. i'm decluttering, too. i'm looking to make a will and estate plan. pulled out my parents' papers for the phone number of people who helped me with their stuff and find i can part with many of their papers now.

sorry you had to cancel class.

technician came from provider and changed wire from outside to inside. new jack and new splitter, too. says i'm fixed. in my area i can get only 80% of speed they sold me. when their equipment tries to optimize me, it may stall. he'll tell them to stop optimizing. i don't really understand.

my company didn't show. this has happened before with these people.


Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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did some paper decluttering today but even that made shoulders ache.

good idea to buy chair. I have had to cancel u3a for tomorrow. particularly disappointing as it is last week of term so there will be a break of four weeks afterwards.

is it because of new provider you are having internet problems or is it general in your area.

enjoy your break from the computer. hope it helps to ease your back. I quite enjoy decluttering but, unfortunately, we both suffer afterwards.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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6/19/17 6:07 P

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good opportunity to declutter a little. don't hurt yourself.
glad your back improving. hope shoulders, neck and leg do, too, soon
let them get the bugs out of creator first.
my internet goes in and out. also may have "guest' for 2 days. so not to worry if don't hear from me.
my back also goes in and out. tossed old chair and ordered new one. should have done it earlier. sitting on kitchen chair now.
thanks. would be nice to be better and to dance.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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glad you're back.

only fully functional this evening as it needed extra brackets. barely started on sorting out papers, spare bed covered with files, etc., heavy stuff will have to wait until cleaner comes next week. have so much stuff [mine & husband's], e.g. 9 staplers.

sorry you have so much pain. physio came today - really hurt now. back has subsided to dull ache [he said it would take about 3 weeks] but shoulders, neck and leg still extremely painful. like you, if I do something I suffer for it.

we have to switch to equivalent to your FIOS next year. Might be a problem because not all providers can handle the emergency call system I use.

Creator is the latest version of Windows 10. It is available now but will be automatically downloaded at some time in the future. I'm in no hurry.

It's a shame you have to miss dancing. hope you find more suitable class for when you are better.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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glad you're back.

only fully functional this evening as it needed extra brackets. barely started on sorting out papers, spare bed covered with files, etc., heavy stuff will have to wait until cleaner comes next week. have so much stuff [mine & husband's], e.g. 9 staplers.

sorry you have so much pain. physio came today - really hurt now. back has subsided to dull ache [he said it would take about 3 weeks] but shoulders, neck and leg still extremely painful. like you, if I do something I suffer for it.

we have to switch to equivalent to your FIOS next year. Might be a problem because not all providers can handle the emergency call system I use.

Creator is the latest version of Windows 10. It is available now but will be automatically downloaded at some time in the future. I'm in no hurry.

it's a shame you can't dance at the moment but perhaps later with a more suitable class.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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6/18/17 5:51 P

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msg 2. not going dancing. probably a gentle walk would do me good.
they were just these 2 classes and i'd probably know none of the dances. must find a class that fits.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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i'm baaaaack.

hope you're improving from your desk moving and enjoying new arrangement.
i did a similar thing. since i wasn't using computer, i spent a day rearranging my paper files. now current projects are more accessible and i have room for new stuff. next day i was in a lot of pain. took painkillers for 24 hrs. haven't taken them for over 24 hrs. now, so i hope i'm mending. question is if i go dancing tonight.

so i had 3 back events in as many weeks. first, i cramped and couldn't get up and hurt a week. then eye exercises (which i haven't done for 2 days) strained my back, then carrying and pushing, etc. made the worst pain. i need a better computer chair and computer glasses.

no, the update was my internet provider. i got a faster ($2/mo. cheaper) DSL plan. in 3 months FIOS will become available in my area. will i switch again. they say the outage had nothing to do with the update. it got fixed when they ran tests. they still want to come tuesday to check it out. at least i didn't have to wait till then for my service. i got a credit for 3 days. i assumed i had no service and didn't check after that, but i can't honestly say if i had service for those 2 days. they don't know either. today they called me, so i checked again. nothing to do with my office. i don't know what Creator is and have no plans to go onto it.

glad to be communicating with you again. stay well.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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msg.2 $107

cleaner and I moved everything yesterday from three desks to prepare for people to come tomorrow, to remove one i'm currently using and swap the other two between rooms. she did all the heavy lifting but i'm still in a lot of pain. hope it will be worth it.

trust you're still improving and enjoying your freedom from the computer


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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glad you're improving. sorry about dance class but think it was wise not to go.

physio came late afternoon. told me which of my pillows to use, said to take pain killer tonight [rarely advises it] and said I must close window in bedroom to avoid draught , which he did for me as it is double glazed and very heavy. my longer wheat pack arrived today so can use two at once.

thank you for letting me know. assume it is your office database which is being updated. will you also be going onto Creator? as you say, at least it made you walk.

enjoy all the free time you will have without the computer.

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 6/14/2017 (07:59)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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thanks. i walked and i'm still improving. disa ppointed about dance. maybe another chance on sunday.
sad about your neck. i agree, holding tray is no good.
sorry you had to cancel class.
i have no internet for two days while they upgrade me. they should have warned me, i think. and then may not have access to computer on thursday. came to library to tell you. enjoy the week and weekend. at least i got a short walk in the heat.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$195

glad you're feeling less pain. walking would be less risky than dancing because you don't have the sudden turns and twists. whatever you do I hope it goes well.
OK but keep the stars.

woke this morning and could not move neck. feels a bit easier now after pain killers and many applications of wheat pack.

keyboard tray keeps sliding in and physio and I agree holding it with one hand and typing with the other is probably contributing to neck problems. have decided to get rid of this desk and get the one in here from the second bedroom. think two people will be able to do it this weekend but another expense.

have had to cancel u3a for tomorrow.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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hope you've recovered from physio.

i'm feeling less pain in back. maybe walk, but no dance? wonder if i should go back for therapy. same place? want to get back to eyes. did little yesterday. will do little now. 5.5 * want to keep these separate from dollars.

:) wonder if even between the two of us, there is at least one healthy version of each part. will not try to figure this out.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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thanks. not a hope.

glad you're making progress with work.

physio. still in pain and only allowed very limited moves. ordered second heat pack and more pain relief cream - not exactly exciting.

I would love you to go walking and dancing but, from what you say, it does not seem to be a good idea. If you do manage to go be extremely careful. perhaps if we put all your good bits and all mine together and threw out the bad ones we might get one healthy person.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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also wish you could walk.
good friend is coming home. can you visit?.
made appt tomorrow to walk and dance. meanwhile today my back is such that i can barely move. ok when still in certain positions. grateful for that.
small part of new big project has been accepted. still plenty left.



Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$193

might be the time I post.

cold but sunny most mornings. wish I could walk.

don't forget you have opportunity to earn $2 a day.

friend 'phoned today. is going home on Wednesday and cousin is going to stay with her for a month.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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no problem with spark.

melon, popcorn and water at the neighbor. must admit, that's all she offered. she's on a diet.

getting warm here so i fear it's getting cold by you.

4.5 * must get back to dollars.


Edited by: MINNIE at: 6/10/2017 (23:31)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$192

been sitting at computer with heat pack on neck. still extremely painful.

true.

trying not to move too much as it hurts.

having lots of problems with Spark site? Are you?

enjoy the weekend!


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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hope neck improves quickly.
glad you got to and enjoyed book club.
let's both hope for the best for your friend. mindfulness says not to imagine the worst. emoticonemoticon

Edited by: MINNIE at: 6/9/2017 (13:36)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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thanks but neck very painful and hard to turn today.

got a lift to bookclub. hadn't been for ages, lively discussion and enjoyed company.

hope the pain eases soon. do both, incentives and rewards help. have emailed question.

good you walked.

had a call about three days ago from friend saying she was in a care home temporarily but was afraid to go home as she lives alone. left a message later saying she had bought a mobile 'phone and would call and give me the number later. don't know where she is so can't contact her. hope the problem Is that she can't call me and not that she has had another fall.



Edited by: PAOLINA at: 6/9/2017 (07:53)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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glad you have some improvement and hope rest comes quickly.

yes, the supplement is worth expense if it works and doesn't hurt. be careful.
enjoy the book.

thanks. i can walk, but standing up is very painful.

thanks for your reply and ladybird's offer :) was thinking of giving myself stars. i have 2.5 stars. already did less today.

had a whole list for today. walked with brother. talked with friend (she learned she has atrial fibrillation. thinks it's from her overactive thyroid. was found when did ekg to allow minor surgery. people have health messes. finished a book on thyroid. rest of list remains!

enjoy the weekend. feel well.



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$223 - $31 = $192


should have gone shopping but would not have been possible today. physio came - says movement slightly easier but could take another week to feel any real improvement. at least no cramps so far.

asked him about new all-natural supplement online which is supposed to cut down inflammation. when he saw the ingredients he was very enthusiastic I try it as I can't take prescription anti-inflammatories. it's very expensive but, if it works, it will be worth it.

decided to order the book to go with Kabat-Zinn program as there are no subjects listed on audiobook and it would be too difficult to refer to what he said.

have replied.

i'm so sorry about your back and hope it will ease soon.


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sorry you had to cancel class :( and hurt so many places.
i sent you 2 emails.
my back hurts more than usual, today.

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should have gone to u3a but had to cancel.

I know i've put on weight and it's so hard to lose when you can't exercise.

seem to spend most of my time at present using heat packs [to 3 areas] or applying ointment. there is a yoga segment on the Kabat-Zinn tapes but I don't know if i'll be able to do any of it.

which exercises do you have to do for eyes? Mine don't take that long.

glad you walked.


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enjoy your tomatoes. i, too, crave chocolate.
enjoy the book and the cd's. he's a big name.
yes, i think holiday was good for me. need more :)
must start earning rewards again. need to re-lose the weight i gained. need to do therapies for all over me. latest is eyes for an hr a day! need to do strength. should do yoga or stretching.
today i worked on big project , walked and did eyes.

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Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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$252 - $30 = $222

much more peaceful

happy with online delivery because I had been craving for tomatoes, ladybird unhappy because craving for chocolate.

used one of my spare credits for audiobook "Full Catastrophe Living by Kabat-Zinn and have ordered CDs [see above].

enjoyed bell meditation. do calf stretches during the day, will try them before bed tonight.

glad you're pacing yourself. do you think the holiday has helped?


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGFog-OuFD
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meditation bell. trouble is i'm writng to you while listening!!!

hope your day was indeed better.

yesterday i worked on big project. pressure, but enjoyable. today i took a break and worked on a small one.

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thank you for the links. will check them out tomorrow. too tired now because:
1. bad night, very little sleep
2. physio session - I still hurt
3. podiatrist
4. nurse had made appointment without telling me [I wasn't the only one] so unplanned visit by doc. has suggested something for cramps
5, web page for food supplier updated and not working properly. had to get order put through manually by 'phone. had to settle for earlier delivery time than I wanted so need to get up earlier than planned.

tomorrow can only be better.

have a good night!

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glad you sound improved. hope all better soon so you won't be so frustrated.

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sorry, the mind was willing but the body was weak.

back and leg still painful and having to be careful of how I move to not cramp up. getting very frustrated by all the things I need and want to do but can't. physio tomorrow. skin slightly easier.

good you've fixed your slipper. I know what you mean: I often seem to struggle with things which should be easy.

i'm sorry about your foot pain. no idea why or what you can do?

Spark keeps stopping and starting again [most times] lately.


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spark just made me log in again.

you didn't come back. hope your back and skin et al aren't bothering you much.

speaking of not being a rocket scientist, what took me so long to put a new insole into my slipper? what a difference!

got my foot pain today walking in shoes. once it's irritated, anything will make it hurt.




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msg.2 $250

will come back later


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yes, having unthorough cleaner is better than none. generally, rocket scientists don't become cleaners.

sorry about your back. hope it passes, as i think it will.

don't know where your leg cramp was. if in calf, do you know "toes to nose"? not easy to do, but it works.

my slipper lining bunches up and aggravates my foot pain. i'm being careful. need to find new slipper. found a stretch (forgot where) that helps it, if i assume wrong position in bed. don't want to sleep with a brace, but that helped my hand/wrist/thumb.

hope june and the summer are healthy for you, too.


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Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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unfortunately not.

full day yesterday - cleaner a.m. don't think we're ever really content with the way other people clean our homes but, from what friends have said, there are many worse than mine.

physio came says I have a little more movement, and back has not seized up again completely since last visit, but it could take up to three weeks to heal completely. until I see him again no attempting to walk, which i'd be scared to try at the moment, heat packs and two very gentle exercises. what does worry me is that I had extremely painful cramp in one leg and was unable to move it for quite a while. wonder if there 's something else going on.

glad you walked. our weather is pleasant too but I can't take advantage of it.

not only the weekend but another month. enjoy both of them.

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i hope ok means pain went away.

nice weather. walked but not fast enough.

must start earning dollars.

enjoy the weekend which has snuck up again.

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slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

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face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

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OK but very tired.


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thanks.

no change.




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sad you're so uncomfortable. wishing you quick recoveries.

probably won't talk to you till thursday.

can't do crunches either.

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still bad - day of pain killers - which I loathe taking - and heat packs. spoke to physio so no u3a tomorrow. he will visit again on Thursday. skin still driving me mad.

not good at all. it happens to me at times when I have to be out early.

Lynn has posted but not challenge I can do.

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i guess you must rest the strain. do something fun.get whatever help you need.

yes, we'll keep on keeping on.

not good when i have my first drink and morning supplements at 3:09 PM.

feel bad for those who planned barbecues. at least it stopped raining, but it's still not nice. i'm glad to be home. going through stack of unprocessed mail that started accumulating before i left.

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face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

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have strained muscle in back. very painful treatment but feels a bit looser now. problem is I can't take anti-inflammatories or use anything like a Tens machine to speed up healing. am just using heat pack and, if desperate, pain killers. physio will ring me tomorrow. skin has gone berserk and is driving me crazy.

at least I can justify not doing any housework at the moment. it's a shame but not surprised - she was getting very little response.

I sometimes do a challenge but while you were away there were days I never posted at all.

we'll just have to go on encouraging each other.


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there are helpers for shoes and socks, too. i remember when i couldn't wear anything with laces. unmade beds never made me crazy.
feel better soon.


just finished the pile of mending on my dresser and wanted to record it in the MC.
looks like she quit. was nice while it lasted.

also prepared guest bed. been domestic last few days. found lots of dirt my cleaner misses. i asked her to tell me what's dirty. she doesn't.

this is actually the only place i post.

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still have severe pain but now it's constant. have "picker upper" but it doesn't make the bed or help me to put on socks or shoes.

same here.


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back thing is no good. hope physio helps. i expect soreness to persist, but not what you describe. meanwhile try to avoid that particular movement. do you have a "picker upper"? i.e.

tearing down walls is a bit much. putting in a few ornaments is ok.

everyone around me is getting older and moving away.


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happened again last night - took me 30m to get from bathroom and into bed. still painful and odd pains in different places but not lasting so long. will see physio on Monday.

started 6-day feng shui freebie course online but, as I would have had to tear down a few walls to follow the advice given, I decided it would not help me

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scary about your hip. my back did that maybe last week. but mine was middle of back only lasted a few moments. it remains sore for a while. you might want to check it out. hope it resolves soon.

good man is improving. was it a stroke?

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that was nice of car service driver. it's easy to be distracted when you have a lot on your mind.

was hoping I wouldn't have skin problem to same extent in colder weather but hasn't improved. had a scare today. bent over to tie shoe laces and couldn't stand up again for about ten minutes. happened again when I made the bed. it was in the good hip. have put ointment on it but still hurts.

man who couldn't makes sense of letters can read normally again but still has headache.

enjoy your weekend.


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first my apology. i'm alright enough to write. like i told my doc, my "cold" affects my mind. now, as i sat down now to write, i wondered if i wrote yesterday.

won't have access to computer tuesday night i think. please don't worry.

yesterday, gave car service driver $20 instead of $10 and didn't wait for change. i realized on the way home when i found only $10 in my wallet. fortunately, he gave me a free ride today. i tipped him an extra dollar just to show my appreciation. it's not a fortune, but i was glad not to have thrown it away. second dumb thing i did yesterday.

glad you and ladybird enjoyed the chocolate. not at all glad about your skin. is it seasonal?

enjoy the weekend.

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slowly but surely.

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"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

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face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

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Hope you are all right!


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I have a subscription because it gives me so much more variety.

Two presentations today. First on fruit and all its benefits - most of which I knew already - and we were all given a piece of fruit to bring home. Second one was best of the lot according to ladybird - on how to make chocolate. Speaker explained all the ingredients, which were organic, natural, etc. and even used coconut milk. He agreed it was highly expensive to make so we only received two small squares each but it was delicious.

Sorry about your cold My skin problem has flared up again.



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i used to do physical jigsaws. now online. with windows 10 came microsoft jigsaw puzzles.eventually will want money, which i probably won't pay.

cold still here. taking it easy. short but late workday.

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slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

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so do I for pains and skin irritation.

do you do them online or with physical pieces? I feel exactly the same.

I hope the cold doesn't develop.



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sorry you're urting, too!

:) no. need a puzzle solver for my pains and frequent colds. i fear i have a new cold today!!

lately, i've been doing jigsaws rather than sudoku or crosswords. i could spend my day doing puzzles. enjoy in the moment, but somewhat regret afterwards.

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you do!

walking in the park would have been nice but wish you didn't have any pain.

physio - could tell I was hurting so has limited strength exercises for the moment.

no fog today and air much cleaner but gardener came so no walk. we are cleaning out my garage gradually so at least we were outdoors. my husband was a real hoarder - found at least 20 power boards. gave gardener electric drill as I obviously will never use it. he does odd jobs for me and just charges time as for gardening which works out well.

for crosswords, scrabble or what?

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thanks.

guess i have to take her along. sigh...

glad you had the quiet day you wanted.

walked in park with brother. would have been sad if i didn't walk at all on such a lovely day. one foot hurts a lot and the other hurts a little. need a puzzle solver.


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glad you're improving.

trust you will take turtle.

quiet day but was what I wanted.

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your visitor sounds scary...

back improving, thanks. not sitting at computer helps.

nice day. spoke with neighbors. went to senior residence. feeling back to self, mostly. foot, leg and knee still hurt.

invited to two weddings same night. would prefer to be at one, but will probably chose the other closer one. not pleased.

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bought lamp from company which sells only lighting equipment so has a wide range and can give good advice. the height and angle can be adjusted and I chose an LED white light with it.

had a visitor this morning who had a severe pain in his head a few days ago and has had a headache ever since. now he can make sense of numbers but not of words although he can see them. sounds rather like a mini-stroke but he hasn't had any test results yet.

good you walked. a grey wet day here.

hope you improve over the weekend,


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Mediterranean diet? but i really wasn't eating differently.

i have a cleaner but she couldn't come this week or in two weeks.

great. enjoy the lamp. special lamp? special store?

sometimes i think the naturally (genetically) stronger people are those that survived the concentration camps. i can't imagine our spoiled generation surviving, let alone the next one.

thanks. back still sore but not limiting me. hurts most when get up from computer.

hot today. walked one way.

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great re cholesterol. could it have been the different food you were eating or just getting out of your usual routine?

cleaner this morning. do you have one now?

went shopping for lamp this afternoon. bought one which seems suitable. tried it out briefly and could read, even text on coloured background, without wearing glasses. can return lamp within 30 days but think it won't be necessary.

some of these older people are amazing. on TV it showed a man of 97 who had been in a concentration camp and still had his tattooed number. he was upright, didn't wear glasses and spoke fluently. although all his family died in the gas chambers, he was lecturing young people and stressing the need for tolerance. Very impressive.

hope your back is OK soon.


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glad you enjoyed the class.
hope you find a lamp that helps.
warm day. warmer tomorrow. big changes quickly.
my cholesterol numbers are better than they've been in as long as i can remember. wonder what about my trip caused it.
bent down yesterday and hurt back. still sore. able to walk.
went in to see 103 yr old nbr. haven't been there in a long time. she's an inspiration.


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Good luck!

A "fun" morning at U3a. One person got us to play a Mexican version of Bingo and a lady from Sri Lanka explained how to make a certain curry, then heated up the food she had made at home and served it out to all of us. It could be boring when the presentations end and we go back to more formal learning.

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doozy- a lot of work. some of it challenging.

long busy day. tired. tomorrow i'll work at home. just one task that should not be bad.

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One of those days when I seem to have been busy most of the time just coping with essentials.

doozy can mean many things, are you saying it is strange, unusual or what?


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I guess that's how life goes.

worked on the new big project. it's a doozy. am stuck on one thing. tomorrow back to old stuff. long day.

short walk.

very tired.

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You're quite right. I used to visit a geriatric centre as a Red Cross volunteer but it has now been changed into a general hospital.

sometimes it just seems we keep losing all our older friends, either to death or to nursing homes.

got a lift to a meeting this afternoon.


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it's a senior citizen residence that i've been visiting for almost 30 years. they like to get company. i'm afraid to go when i have my "cold". no favor to bring them a bug.

two funerals today. 89 and 90 years old. in same place. walked there. was glad to get ride home cause was pouring. now it's gorgeous.

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haven't tried to attach fax on mine.

glad that blood tests didn't show up any new problems.

when you say seniors do you mean a Senior Citizens Club?

I listened to an audiobook "Elizabeth Is Missing" a little while ago. It is fiction but it portrayed how difficult life must be for people who have memory loss.

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glad you got your drive and hope it will be easy to use. i have new printer but too busy to even attempt to attach it. maybe in june. will use up ink in old one. doubt i'll try to attach fax part.

thanks for heads up. not jumping into oils.

blood tests normal except for old cholesterol and thyroid issues.

went to nbr today. had watermelon and little chocolate. hope to start visiting seniors again, too. been a loooong time.

read book ("brain on fire") about girl with mystery illness. enjoyed reading something i don't need to take notes on. nonfiction that read like fiction. scary. well done, with side plots and characters. written by talented journalist.

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got a phone call over 2.5 hours after last delivery time was closed saying "i can't
find your address". after giving him directions i finally got my hard drive tonight. as my tracker was still showing "waiting for dispatch" he must have been either new to the job or not very competent.


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not quite true. if you are taking prescription medicines or have health problems you need to check it out with a doctor or trained supplier like a health store assistant. in addition the "essential oils" sold in supermarkets are not the same quality and will not give the same results.

excellent re walking.

ordered a new external hard drive which should have been delivered today but company forgot to put it on the delivery struck so now I have to wait until Monday.

have a happy and relaxing weekend


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would like to learn/use aromatherapy. no side effects.
good light also has no side effects. good idea.
haven't gotten results of blood yet.
walked both ways today. can't remember when i last did it. fell asleep when got home. just woke up.
happy weekend.

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yes thanks - aromatherapy.

good you accomplished but shame about walk.

went to get reading glasses checked. told I didn't need stronger ones because the liquid in the cornea causes the problem with reading in the evening not my eyesight. makes sense as I often read without glasses where there's more light. Suggested I buy a standard light.

shopping afterwards - my walking for the day.

never made it but sounds good.



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hope your presentation went well. want to tell me what you presented?

worked at home all day. accomplished but it took me too long. took time for a walk.

made spaghetti squash. hardly ever have it. enjoyed the strands and the seeds.



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hope you got through the day without feeling too exhausted.

In Spanish class we are all having to give a presentation on "how to do" something. My turn today so now I can just listen and question someone else next week.


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thanks. so do i.
visitor and phone calls is also getting done.
had visitor in office who also put me behind. now waiting for someone else to tag my new printer. gonna be long day.

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hope you have good results from your tests.

had visitor and lots of phone calls so didn't get much done

early start tomorrow


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sorry about your loss. relief her pain is over.

hope your docs come up with a solution for you. good they communicate.

hungry. fasting for blood test.

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just learned a dear friend has died. she had been in quite a lot of pain recently but passed away peacefully in her sleep.

doc came to give me a flu jab today. said he wouldn't advise me to go out because the weather was terrible. he will be away next week but said he will discuss the reason why I have so much pain with my physio when he returns. seems inclined to think it's because of old injuries.

good you managed to get a walk.

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good you had no chocolate in house and your hard drive recovered. i don't back up. my files are in dropbox (cloud?) i enjoy having access from home and work without emailing files forth and back.

yes, you need to find something to do at home during your cold wet winter.

spent the day on the computer working on the big project. luckily, a friend took me for a walk in the botanic garden. my only break.

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a day of mixed emotions.

that's the problem with being away - there's always a lot to catch up with when you return.

my external hard drive was playing up but seems to have recovered so I have to catch up with creating backups.

you didn't but I missed you too.

now we're having a cold snap and a spell of very heavy rain. it's the sort of day to turn on the heating and sit and eat chocolates. just as well I didn't buy any. managed a short walk yesterday but far too wet today. need to sort out something to do at home.


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social day. saw neighbors. two deaths (one tragic, one a life well lived) and one birth.

still need to return several phone calls and one long work email. then must tackle personal email.

did i tell you i took along computer, but couldn't get wifi to work. not sure where i would get wifi access anyway. except for writing to you, i did not miss the computer!

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face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

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I guess we all have similar problems no matter where we are.

Sorry you're feeling worse. Hope the doc can help.

Walked but met someone I hadn't seen for ages so had a long break while we chatted.

You too.

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good for you! literally. you'll both be happier afterward.

my computer also went into airplane mode and battery light was flashing. really weird, but i guess the internet connects us all.

little worse today. doc appt monday.

happy weekend.

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zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

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made order - no chocolates, no fancy biscuits and an unhappy ladybird.

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 5/4/2017 (04:49)

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good.

cleaner today. having trouble with internet, works for a while and then goes into airplane mode.

I'm hungry too. Need to make an online food order today and have told ladybird we are not having our favourite chocolates. They were half-price last time but we resisted.


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don't know why you do, but have the same issue of being awake at night. last night i was too tired to stay up. nice to get up rested in the morning.

today worked from home. going in tomorrow.

seem to be more hungry. not good on top of weight gain from trip.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

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$235

I agree - you are. It usually take a little while to get back into the usual routine.

Went back to Spanish class today after a break of four weeks for mid-term.

Stupidly I stayed up to finish an audiobook last night and didn't get to bed until after one, even though I knew I had to go out at 8.15 this morning. Why do I always feel so wide awake late at night??



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I took it very easy. just spent time with family. was nice to see them. didn't "do" anything.

sorry you had such a bad time. glad you are improving and hope you're much better soon.

i didn't eat unhealthy food. just occasionally too much of it.

not terribly jet lagged. went back to work today. am exhausted. entitled to be.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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+ 4 = $234

Welcome back. "Nice" seems a bit inadequate. Did you do any things you particularly enjoyed?

Sorry you still have your health problems. I had a very bad time for a while - much easier now - and just ate the easiest food to prepare and avoid movement and aggravating the pain. I have to confess I also comforted myself with chocolates. Online ordering is not always a blessing. I have started to eat more sensibly again but I guess turtle and ladybird will have to keep us under control.

What happened to the healthy Mediterranean food?

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 5/2/2017 (22:30)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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hi, paolina. returned today. was very nice.
thanks for all your good wishes. hope you are feeling well.
my health is unchanged. low fever that rises with exertion. leg hurts. usual stuff wasn't expected to change. people offering me too much complex food doesn't help. tell ladybird turtle wasn't too strict, but watched. sometimes she let me overeat. can't handle that anymore. plane rides were uneventful. better go to sleep. almost dozed off here.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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