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DADSPRINCESS2
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7/29/14 10:04 A

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Good morning!

Drinking my coffee before I run to get ready for the grocery shopping!

Colleen, I know how you feel about the uncertainty of tornadoes. I feel the same way of earthquakes. I live in Tornado alley, so I'm used to dealing with it and I guess the West Coast folks learn to deal with earthquakes. I'm thinking at least we can take cover from tornadoes. Not so with earthquakes.

Stacey, Where is DS's turtle home that he can plant tomatoes (and blackberries?) in their home? It sounds like a neat home he built!!

Creative, the blueberry picking next door sounds fun! We have a friend who lives 2 blocks over and they invite us to pick blackberries sometimes. We didn't make it over this year. emoticon

Cupbutter, enjoy the cilantro! I grew it once outside (Feb/March) which worked well, and tried it inside but that didn't work. I love it and Mom doesn't like it at all... LOL

LOL I just read Mom's post and we said some of the same things. We're such a great team, we even think alike! emoticon

Need to get ready!
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Morning Friends!!
Wow! Please pray for me. 2 different things have caught me off guard and am hurting so badly again. I was just beginning to think the worst was behind me. Back to the tears again!! Do follow GGB's advice and love those DH's more than they deserve. You will be glad you did!!

Cupbutter so glad you have such a productive garden! DD Princess loves cilantro but I don't care for it. She tired to dry it but it doesn't work. Fresh is best! ;-)

Anjay so glad you had such a wonderful weekend!

Vicki so proud of you!! What an awesome gift for your anniversary! DH and I only had the book written in 2004. I'd say start with it as it gives the foundation for the meanings and thoughts behind them that he uses. Praying you will be blessed by them all!!

LOL You all should see Sebastian. He has my rolled up towel. (It is held in position with 2 large rubber bands.) He grabs it in his mouth and shakes his head! He can't figure out why he can't get the towel to unroll!! Is keeping him good and busy and hopefully wears him out so he will take another nap! ;-)

Stacey sorry you haven't heard yet about the job. Have a wonderful vacation. Please be careful!! South Padre is very close to the border!

Colleen so good to see you post again! Every area of the country has it's own weather worries. At least we get fair warnings now of thunderstorms and tornadoes. I don't know how folks do it that have severe earthquakes!! Have to get comfortable with what to do in an emergency and put your trust in the Lord Jesus to protect you and your family.

Creative enjoy the cup of coffee!! I need one too!!

Hugs to you all!!



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CUPBUTTER
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I can't believe we had a tornado in Mass. We never have had those before. Those things are scary.

I don't like blackberry's they scratch you all up. I do love my little garden. We got our first tomato yesterday. I planted cilantro a week ago. I didn't think it was going to come up. But yesterday with all that rain three little plants spouted up.

I do agree with Vickie. Chiropractors do work. I have one working on my jaw right now. He made my GS's headaches go away. Because I have arthritis he does make my body hurt sometime.

The sun, nice.

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Good morning!

Colleen- I think we just learn to always keep an eye on the weather. All my life I have lived where there are hurricanes, typhoons, and now tornadoes. I told dh I couldn't live in Ma. where his family is because it is way too cold and too much snow. I like some snow but not like what you all get. Tennessee is as far north as I want to live.

Stacey- If the blackberry bushes are like the blueberries it may be a couple of years before you see a ton of them on the bushes. Did you plant 2? I have heard 2 or more so they pollinate. My neighbor has 3 bushes on each side of her house and last year was the first year she started getting tons of blueberries. Love it as we get to go pick anytime we want. I think we will plant 3 on the side of our house next year. The mission trip/vacation sounds like fun.

Forgot what else I was going to say. Need coffee!

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Good morning, friends. I've read through some of the posts and am praying for all.

We actually had a tornado here in Massachusetts yesterday. It was in a town just north of Boston. Then watches kept popping up all day, including a watch that was right in our town. DH and DS were home at the time. Nothing came of that thankfully. And the one that went through the town north of Boston luckliy only caused property damage...no injuries. I do not understand how those of you who live in tornado active areas do it. I was distracted and worried all day. Ususally the natural disasters in the northeast occur with plenty of warning...none of this sudden run for cover stuff! God bless you all!

Have a happy and blessed day!

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Hi, Ladies!

Vicki-Glad to hear your pain is less. Your DH was so sweet and protective of you in Dallas. You two are such a great couple. But strengthening your marriage is always a good idea. I think I would do Love and Respect along with the workbook first, if it were me.

Anjay-Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

Creative-I have been praying for Dr Brantley too. So scary!

Teri-Sorry you are battling a migraine. I am enjoying hearing the good reports on TJ. I read your FB post to DH and as a retired military man, he was very impressed.

Cupbutter-I am envious of all your garden goodies! Plants tend to burn up here by mid summer. I still have basil and rosemary. DS Brock planted tomatoes but we haven't seen many. He planted it for his turtles in the turtle home he built, so maybe they are eating them. The BlackBerry Bush he planted last year is spreading but haven't seen many blackberries either.

Dominique-That's a lot of hay. It's good hearing from you. How's the house? Are you finished or do you still have projects?

GGB-Glad you are feeling better. Enjoy your sister time!

Still no news on the job front. We are waiting for them to post the job so DH can apply. He knows that the former director and another colleague both put in a good word for him so it's likely he will get it. We are just (impatiently) waiting. If it's going to happen, I really wanted to know before school starts, but that isn't looking likely. We may just put all 3 of the boys in online school so it won't matter where we live or when we move.

In other news, we leave for vacation in one week! We are doing a family mission trip/vacation. We are volunteering at a medical outreach clinic close to the border that mainly serves the undocumented people. We will do that for 3 days and then spend a couple days on the beach at South Padre. My boys are just the best. They are more excited about the mission project than the beach!

Blessings,
Stacey

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Anjay, sounds like a very fun weeked. I have never kayaked but it looks like it would be great fun.

Ali, praying for your dd and ds. I wanted to suggest chiropractic for your dd. I know someone that has a two year old dd with that ailment, along with CHD and Turners Syndrome. She only weighs 18 lb and was committing and loosing weight from the Chira. They started chiropractic treatments a few weeks ago and her symptoms have stopped after having them over 6 months. Chiropractors are also great at controlling headaches. I'm a firm believer in them and I know some aren't but can't hurt. My relief the last 7 months have been mostly from my chiropractor.

Daddy's Girl and Stacey and anyone else who have read "Love and Respect" books. Our 15th anniversary is Wednesday. We usually just each other a nice card and go out to a nice dinner, which we will do next Sunday night. But today I went and bought three of the books and is like to know the best order to use them in. The first best seller book written in 2004 is Love and z respect, The Love she most desires and the Respect He Desperately Need. Then I also got the workbook. Do you follow that as you go through the book or do you work on it after you read the book? Then I also got the "Language of Love and Respect, crashing the communication code with your Mate". I guess I'm confused about whether you should go through them in a certain order or not. Just reading the forwards I was not able to get any direction. Thanks for your help as I hope this will help us since this had been such a tough year.

Love you all so, Vicki

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hi everyone I had one busy weekend we left Saturday morning went for a ocean kayak at Green Bay, then a walk through Liverpool where we spent the night at Lanes Privateer Inn, it was lovely, then Sunday we drove to Lockeport where we went on a walk then a 2 hour ocean kayak around Black Harbour, also a walk on Crescent Beach then a late lunch before heading home. So today I have been very tired so just relaxing and doing a little house work. Sounds like everyone else has had a busy funfilled weekend also



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Rain, rain go away!!! Cupbutter wants to play.

It just keeps pouring. Went out in the garden to get carrots and onions. I was soaked.

But they were good.

Got to run.

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Happy Monday! Oh My!! You all were chatty yesterday!! I had a migraine yesterday. Still feeling effects from it today but sure better than yesterday. A good day to catch up with you all!!

Dominique glad you were saved by the rain! That is a lot of work! Hope you had a wonderful dinner with family! I love it when we all can be together!!
Will you be helping DB and family to unpack and settle!

Creative thanks for posting the pics of your DC. They are good looking kids! Glad you could get a family pic taken! Sorry you hsd storms that kept you awake!

Cupbutter glad you had a peaceful day yesterday!

Hi Ali!! Sounds like another busy day for you! Sorry I haven't had any luck at getting that group together for lunch. I will keep trying. But will wait until after this week.
Glad DD in CA has a good chance of getting the new position. Librarian DD sounds super busy. I know school teachers are busy getting their rooms ready.
Hope DH can get that catalytic converter on so the car will pass inspection.

Ali and Creative what a small world! So sorry for this Dr. Praying the Lord will intervene and restore his health!
Trusting the Lord for your care and provision is the best. You know He will never leave you nor forsake you and that sure isn't true of stocks, money market or even the government!

Julie sounds like a good idea to me. They might make you have an appointment.

Dee so sorry you are allergic!

Vicki so happy for your decreased pain levels!! Praying it keeps moving on out!!

OneWifeAli - not at all taken as Debbie Downer. You are carrying a lot. Praying for you and hoping DS and DD will continue to get better! Praying the Lord will show you were the lost items are. He does that for me often! Hugs on the loss of your BFF.

Teri please keep my house in mind when you need something to do. We can scrapbook or many other things to pass the time.

off to take a nap and see if I can feel better in a little while!

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Gali- I think it was an aid worker that died. Just heard on our local news last night. But did not hear that on GMA this morning when they were talking about it.

Vicki- hope you continue to get better with the pain.

Teri- I will post some pictures.

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Teri - you posted while I was still trying to post. DH is not taking that job. I'm thankful as there were some negative reports as well as I did not see how it could be profitable. The truth is our car did not pass their inspection. It's a 2002 Honda. We can barely pay our bills now and don't have retirement benefits outside of SS. We have spent our whole life trusting God for our future, and He has always supplied. It is tough on DH but at his age I'm not sure what else he could do. He wants to take a week off and hit the multilevel business hard and see if he could actually do it. I have a hard time supporting that but don't have any good ideas for what else we can do at 67 years old.

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The world situation is so grim that I'm afraid I become a little immune to it all. But, when you hear it is a close relative of someone you know, it becomes a lot more personal. The woman missionary's name is Nancy Writebol who is in grave condition. I saw that her husband was there too. I didn't see where an American had died. The lead Liberian doctor died. So far Dr. Brantly is still in stable condition, even though very ill, and able to work at his computer. My DH is actually reading a Tom Clancy novel Executive Order, which was published in 1996, where Ebola is spreading.

Ali - you are surely in my prayers.

Dee - we will miss you while you are gone.

Dominique - glad you got a little reprieve from all that work. Don't know how you do it, but must keep you in shape. Glad you are posting more again.

Vicki - so glad to see your pain and movement have improved. Praying it continues to get better, and the medication adjustment is better for you too.

Busy day.

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Good Monday Morning!

I have been seeing the news reports about the doctor who came down with Ebola. Glad to see this morning he is stable. What is not clear is if this means he will survive. The sister of one of my son's friends is currently in the process of heading over to this area of Africa to work for the next two years with the Peace Corps. She is going to be teaching chemistry in French. Sounds hard to me. But, I am so worried about her heading there with this huge outbreak going on.

Julie, I do have an update to the prayer list I will likely send tomorrow. That picture you posted of your boys on FB is so darling!

Ali: Do not ever worry about being a Debbie Downer. That is what we are here for. Life has some really tough spots and knowing you can come here and vent is good for you. What kind of treatment will your DD get to manage the Chiari 1? I am so sorry about your BFF. I hope it comforts you to know she is dancing with Jesus and no longer suffering.

Creative and Faylei: This is unreal what I saw posted on a buy/sell/trade Facebook page. A woman is looking for a babysitter for a one year old girl for UP TO $60 a week and wants to have the babysitter watch her kid from 7AM - 7PM Monday through Friday. Unbelievable. I posted back and said it will be highly unlikely she will find anyone willing to be paid $1 an hour. I can't believe they honestly think they can find someone willing to be paid slave labor wages. It reads to me "here, please raise my kid and oh, I don't want to pay you anything either for raising my kid." Unbelievable - still in shock over this one.

Vicki: I am glad your pain level has gone down. We will continue to pray that continues.

Julie: Let us know if Adam has the same peanut allergy.

GAli: Did your DH decide not to be a driver with that company? I am glad he is better but is sure seems like a physically demanding job. ow much longer before he can retire?

Creative: You will have to post some of the football pictures. Wow, your DS is a senior. As you know, the year will fly by. Has he started his college application process? DS was done by this time last year. We are firm believers in "The early bird gets the worm."

Cupbutter: Did you make something yummy with your blueberries? I have an aunt who lives in Northern Minnesota and some of my fondest memories of spending summers with her was blueberry and choke cherry picking.

Godneverblinks: That is a lot of hay! Do you sell it or do you keep it for your horses? How do you keep it dry in the winter? I have my moments during this transition. I still cry about every day but not as bad as before. I really struggle with the nights or long weekends my husband works. Am trying to figure out how to spend that time since DH works midnight shift. I have trouble sleeping the nights he is working. I can't go to sleep and then I don't stay asleep.

GGB: Good health report. Hope your DS is doing better. Enjoy those days off with GGE.

Erika: A free weekend - YEAH! I am loving the no travel right now. None is on the horizon at this time but I was told to get a China Visa as I may need to go. There are others who can go before me so I am hoping it is not me. I traveled there so much about 8 years ago and I am in no hurry to return.

Hello to everyone else!!

We had our second phone call with DS yesterday. He was in very high spirits and doing very well. I am so excited to see him. We fly out on Aug. 7 - 10 days away!

Have a BLESSED day everyone!

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Good Monday morning!

Ali- so glad to see you posting. You have been through a lot lately. Prayers for you for strength, energy and wisdom from our Lord and Savior. Only He can get you through these tough times. Praying things will get better fro your family and it will calm down soon. You come in here when you can and let us know what you need prayer for. We love you and are here for you. Lifting you up in prayer.Knowing your BFF is with the Lord is comforting. People without the Lord do not know what to do. They rely on themselves for answers and peace but really do not find the peace that we know. So thankful we are "adopted" into the "family" and know Jesus and Love Jesus. Wouldn't know what to do without Him.

Gali I saw on the news last night that the Ebola took the life of an American. That wasn't his nurse was it? I didn't catch the name. Praying hard for him and the others as well as his family.

Will be back later. I need coffee. Storms kept me up past midnight. Lost power but only for a little while. Not as long as Wednesday thank goodness.

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Morning Friends,

Wow, as always so much going on here. I know I always say I will post more and I will try.

Praying for Dr. Bentley and his nurse.

Just wanted to drop by and post an update. My dd has had severe headaches for over a month, She was diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation. We found out Friday, that she will not have surgery. We met with a great neurosurgeon and he explained everything. We go back to the neurologist tomorrow to see what we do next. This has been a whirlwind summer for us.

One of my bff after a year long battle with ovarian cancer went to be with the Lord 2 weeks ago through all this. I am still struggling with this.

We will be starting some school today. We need to complete a few things. I will only be 30 minutes a day. I have become a little disorganized with all of this and lost a couple of things I need so pray for me. I am just struggling with my dd and then my ds Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

I do not mean to sound like Debbie Downer, this is just the facts. We feel very blessed we have doctors working on all of this and most of all the Great Healer, our Lord has this. I do wonder what people without the Lord do.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Blessings,
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Praying for Dr. Bentley. That is so sad and to have two of our sisters in Church with his relatives is unbelievable. I think this means we are to pray extra hard for him and his nurse.

Extremely busy week ahead. My youngest son is in town and tomorrow and Tuesday will be my time with him but a lot to do those days besides hanging with him because I'm heading to Rose Hill Wednesday morning to see the kiddos again. Nothing like grandkids.

I have a praise report. Just hope I don't speak too soon. The last 10 days my pain has been between a 2 and 4. Before then I seldom had a day that it did not get up to a 6 or higher. I am now only going to the chiropractor once every 7 days and I am moving my arm and head a lot more too. I never know exactly what will trigger it so adding things slowly. The bad news is that I found out that three of my meds cause weight gain and one tremendously so. I now weigh more than I ever have which is depressing all in itself. But my spirits and attitude have gotten much better the last couple weeks as the pain has lessened. The Doctor did decrease the med that causes the most weight gain and decrease one other but raised the other. Trying to find a combination that will keep the pain under control and help me to feel better all the way around.

Love you all, Vicki

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I can set him up to be their patient then they can do it. I just didn't want to do all of that right now. Joshua is a patient of theirs because of his peanut allergy AND his asthma. Just thought I would see tomorrow.

Blessings, Julie

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why cant they just test him for it ... I was able to eat peanuts and beans for years and then a few years ago its I cant waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa allergy

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Tomorrow I am taking Joshua to his asthma/allergy checkup. I am also taking Adam with us. I plan on giving him peanut butter in the doctor's office. Do you all think the doctor would let me do that? I want to give him peanut butter to see if he is allergic. I need to know. He is six years old and on his tag at church it says no allergies. I do not know of any. I have never given him peanut butter because of Joshua's severe allergy. Pray for me to be able to do this - that the doctor would allow me to do it there even though Adam is not his patient. I want to do it at an office as opposed to home because I can get immediate help.
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Ali- his cousin is in our Sunday school class and we prayed for him and his family this morning

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A fellow group leader in my BSF class sent a group email saying,
"Please pray for my nephew, Dr. Kent Brantly. He is a missionary doctor in Liberia, West Africa serving with Samaritan's Purse. He has been the lead doctor treating the ebola outbreak in the capital city of Monrovia. Our family was notified last night that he has contracted the ebola virus. Samaritan's Purse had hoped to move him to Belgium or Switzerland for treatment, but it has been determined that he is too weak and ill to be moved at this time. His wife and two young children are at my sister's home in Abilene for a family wedding--Kent was due to join them this week before he became ill. In addition to Kent, his nurse, Nancy, has also tested positive for the disease. On Friday, 25 new ebola patients arrived at the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. 11 more arrived yesterday. At this time the fatality rate is 90%. There is now only one doctor to care for all these patients. This is a dreadful disease.
Kent is a wonderful man, a beautiful husband and father, and a Christian with a servant's heart that is unbelievable. Our family asks for complete healing for Kent and Nancy. Kent has asked specifically that God be praised during this outbreak, and that Satan will not use this disease for his gain. We are devastated by this, and covet the prayers of everyone.
Thanks.

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We're home from church and shopping. But, DH is off on 2 jobs this afternoon. One on the Far East of the metroplex and one on the far West. He also has to put in a new catalytic converter on our car before the end of the month in order to pass inspection. He has a full plate as usual. DD in California seems to have a good chance at a position in a restaurant that she really would like to be at. She really would like to stay at the same place long term and loves living in California. We're getting one of our grand pets again on Tuesday while my daughter and family go on a family trip to Kansas City. She is the one who is planning to try to sell her house and I did go last week and brought home a whole carful of stuff to store or take to the thrift store. I'll probably be helping my new librarian DD with covering books. She has a lot to do still and school starts for her in another week. Tomorrow I'm busy with helping a friend who needs help with organization and getting a haircut.
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Happy Sunday to all.

Just got back from church.

It will be a quiet day. My family is all gone somewhere.

Picked blueberry's yesterday.

Getting cukes from my garden.

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Good Sunday morning!

We had Media Day yesterday with football. The seniors get their pictures taken with their tux on and family pictures. Along with the other pictures the football team does. So they had pictures from 2:30-5. And it was hot. The first picture they do is called the "Iron Star" picture and that is for the boys who make 22 summer practices and they get a steak dinner on Thursday night for their dedication and commitment. There is 57 of them this year out of 95 players. Then the sniors get their pictures done with a tux on. Then the seniors get family pictures done. And the rest of time is team pictures and individual pictures. Ending the day with a family picnic. Lots of fun but always hot.

If you have seen the news about the Dr. Brantley with Samaritans purse, he is the cousin of someone in our Sunday School class. I did not realize that until I saw an e-mail from him to our class this morning. Extra prayers for him and his family are appreciated.

Off to get ready for church. Then home to work around here. It will be another scorcher. Hotter than yesterday and storm possibility.

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Saved by rain LOL- we have to haul 700 bales of hay, and we are on our 3rd trailer (bales 210 to 333) and it started to rain as we were unloading - had to stop (didn't break my heart LOL).

Turns out both boys and gf and papy are coming for supper (later at 8:30 but hey that's when the boys are off work so we make do) - it's almost time for them to get here.

Did all the floors in the house today. looks good!

Cupbutter- my brother is moving on Aug. 1...to hte same town as papy - so about 20 minutes from my home and he will be working at the same building my hubby works in so we will be carpooling to the city with him.

GGB- so nice to see you in here!

Teri- you are handling this change so well!

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Happy Saturday Ladies!
Got to get busy here. It is a pokey day! ;-)

Cupbutter hope your DD does well too. That's a lot of money? Does her insurance pay?
I have to stop buying goodies too. If they are in the house I eat them!!

Dominique glad you are having glorious weather. Have a great time with your Son and Dear Dad!! Has your brother and family moved closer to you yet?

Hi Erika!! wuf wuf! ;-) Glad you are having a relaxing weekend with DH!!

GGF Faylei is on her way back from taking DS to spend some time with her parents. Sounds like they had a great visit. The twins are with her.
So glad you are able to do more things and feel so much better!! Have a great time with GGE. So glad he has 3 days off together!!

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ERIKA AND Dominique Always glad when u stop in BTW both your houses look great
FAYLEI Where are u ?
Cupbutter hugs
GGE is working but has the next three days off WHOOHOO
Going to spend one day with my sister ...I know she is missing her dh
I organized a bit this morning Resting now
Dinner in crock pot
Blood sugars in safe range so hopefully will be ok soon I feel a lot better now
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Hi Dominique - I'm here too. Didn't read too far back but hello to all.
Cupbutter - I just met a doc in Ohio that has that same service. We're trying to develop partnership with our Y
Daddysgirl/Dadsprincess emoticon wuf (thats hi in dog language)
Vicki - my favorite way to procrastinate is to get on LOH/Spark. (yep - guilty right now)
GGB - I still need to decide which chore I'm going to do first. Or maybe none and read awhile. I work too much outside the home and don't have enough energy for work inside the home.
But so glad to have a whole weekend at home with no travel, no work, no nothing. What a BLESSING!
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GGB I am h ere...LOL. Saturday morning - gorgeous day ahead. Today is washing floors, picking up hay and having my son and my dad over for a late supper.

Nothing new around here!

I read all the messages, but not a lot to say....

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

It takes the same amount of energy to live a good life as it does a bad one. Choose wisely. Author unknown

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54 here this morning. The cold is coming way too fast.

We went out to lunch yesterday. It cost us $3.00. Went to Burger King. We shared the lunch and DH had a coupon. It was not bad. At least I got out of cooking and washing dishes.

It was DD Bday yesterday. Her DH took her out and bought her a 3 lb lobster. Don't know if I would like a 3lb lobster. Don't have to worry about it I will never have one. LOL

My DD is going to a doctor Tues. for weight loss. It will cost $50 a week. They weigh her in every week, she gets a B12 shot and vitamins. The nursers she works with are doing very well on this diet. I hope she does too. Wish I could try it.

We came home with ice cream yesterday. WRONG move. I can't stay away from it until it is all gone. Don't know what is wrong with me. All I want to do is EAT.

Enough complaining.

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Good Night All,

Creative so sorry DD feels so pushed to keep this job. Glad you didn't take the attitude from the 13 yr old. He needs to know someone expects him to be respectful.
Puppy really does know Sheltie is Alpha dog but he give everything she lets him get away with. At times she grabs his upper lip and makes him yelp! Then he gets right in line. ;-) So much like a teenage boy! ;-)

Vicki hope you got that job done. GGB is right and I know it but there are still times I just don't want to do something. ;-) If I can I talk myself into just doing it! It feels so good when it is done!

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hello all I will not be on much the next few days

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GGB I'd that. No wonder I get nothing done!!! Too much dreading to do it!! LOL

Teri, wow the time has flow (at least it seems that way to us) I'm sure it will be great to have your arms around TJ again. But so glad you have all those Waldo sightings.

Dee, Hugs to you and your Daddy!! Praying for peaceful passing for your Aunt.

Off to pay bills and do bookkeeping. Do not procrastinate, do not procrastinate!!

Hugs and Prayers, Vicki

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Where are all the folks?GGB

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THOUGHT FOR TODAY Did u know it takes more time and energy spent dreading a chore than it actually takes to just do it ? GGB

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Thank goodness for Fridays!

I just had to give the riot act to the 13 year old dd watches every other week. He is so disrespectful when he doesn't get his way. We took him fishing then came back so I could put the little one down for a nap and since I don't have a car right now dd was going to stay here while I went to run an errand that needed done. His mouth started running and he wasn't being quiet. SO when I got home I told him he could not have his phone until his mother got back home and that I do not appreciate they way her treats dd. His sister doesn't do that. Then dd said she could just take them home and drop them off. I guess moms boyfriend is there or something. Hopefully she will pay dd because she is going on the beach trip with the college group in the morning and needs that money to take with her. She is bad about not paying on time or she will probably tell dd she can come back to her house to get it which I think is wrong. They live on the other side of town.

Ok enough venting. Please pray dd will have the courage to quit this job and find her another one. She only has them every other week anyway because their dad has them the other week. She wants to quit but also needs the money. And she needs a job that works around her school schedule. A nanny job is perfect with that if she picks up kids after school. This one doesn't pay her enough for all the gas she uses to run them places.

Daddysgirl- the puppy sounds like he is in charge.LOL

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Wow!! Teri! The time has really flown! 2 weeks and you see him again!! And all the wonderful pictures too!! God is gracious!

Happy Friday to everyone! My dog is doing well, but it sure is hard getting the 4 pills down her each day! Mercy at 16 yrs old she knows all the tricks!! Even can get them up we
hen I push it into her throat! :-) But she is getting better so I am not complaining!

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Good Morning Ladies!

Hope youall have a fabulous Friday. I am off to pick up my dogs from the groomer. They always feel so good after they have had their spa day. No letter from DH since July 11 and our last phone call was July 12. But, only two days until our next phone call - this Sunday! And, two weeks from today, I will get to hug him!

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Good Night Dear Ladies,
Vicki the lump is a benign growth. The vet said at her age she is really prone to lumps and bumps and that is normal. However if one ever looks suspicious or grows quickly to bring her in and they will look at it.
Thanks for the reminder about Kate's son being in Israel for a lay over.
I did see pics of the lady as she was in Italy!! So wonderful!! Praise the Lord!!

Cupbutter hope your flower is just in shock and will be ok in a day or 2.
Sorry the dog marks the place. We had one that did that and he was fixed too.

Dee hope you get some rest tomorrow. You are always so busy!!

Off to bed!
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hello all been busy last week with the church and taking dad to see his sister she is dying and she is a fighter ,,,, still hanging in and its been rough here been very busy and trying ti catch up with postings

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Teri this little dog is fixed. I don't know what is wrong with him. He is very cute they take him on motor cycle rides with them. He has a harley hat and glasses. My DD has a special thing she straps him on to her. We could not do that with Buttercup. She is to afraid.

Guess I am going to loose my flower. It sort of does not look very good today. Oh well we tried.

Had to best omelet. Put everything out of my garden in it. YUM. I had a great big bowl of string beans tonight. We have blueberry's and raspberry's. Just love our little garden.

Brrrr cold tonight. Suppose to be 54.

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Daddy's Girl and Princess, glad you are having a good day. Did you ever find out what that lump/skin thing was on Kayla's back?

Teri, I think the collegiate nail wraps are the schools that have approved of them. Like in Kansas KU has two kinds of wraps and K State has none. The $2.50 higher price I'm sure goes back to the school.

Kate's son is supposed to have a lay over tomorrow in Israel as he travels I think to Rawanda on a Mission trip.

The lady that had been held in Sudan for standing up for her Christian faith was finally allowed to leave Sudan and landed in Italy and even had a 30 minute visit with the Pope.

Busy day.

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Dear Ali
Thanks so much for letting us know you arrived safely. It is such a long drive for one day! I couldn't remember if it was today or yesterday you made the drive. Woo Hoo for a steak dinner.
Sebastian is sure a laugh. I will have Princess send you a video she got yesterday of the 2 dogs verses one bone. We have had these for Kayla before and she never cared for them. Now that Sebastian has one she wants it! ;-) just like 2 kids!!
Both trips to the Vet have left remarks of how well and strong Kayla is for her age. She is doing well without her doggie diaper today. I am thankful I had them and could save the messes!!

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Teri - so sorry you have been fighting a migraine! I use essential oils too. Trying a new combination of lavender, lemon, and peppermint for allergies. It really opens me up and smells so much better than what I was using to open me up. My allergies have been worse again later, but seem better here in El Paso. Or else the essential oils really did work the last 2 days! Haven't had to take them today. Hope you are completely better soon.

GGB and Vickie - hope the Plexus works for both of you. Just being healthier would be worth it!

Daddy's Girl - can't help loving that Sebastian! So cute how it seems to have made Kayla a little younger, at least at heart. Hope she is over her problem soon. I'm jealous of your getting to drive the mustang. Must be so fun when you get the chance. So glad all your children are so helpful to you.

We made it to El Paso in record time, just over 10 hours!! LOL!! We didn't stop for lunch and just had some healthy snacks in the car. We arrived in time to go to the steak house next to the hotel that had a wonderful salad bar, and I also had a steak and sweet potato. It was worth the wait. We will be here tonight, and if DH can get all the work done today, we will head back home tomorrow morning. Missed my last summer Bible study last night and a field trip to the Ft Worth Mint with my oldest DD and family and visit Rachel too. I brought lots of reading and projects with me so keeping busy.

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Hello All
Princess our crafting day has turned into car and lawn mower repairs and shopping day! Oh well at least we are getting things done. Our car has new front brakes and is skipping down the road in it's new "shoes"! Married Man mowed the yard for us yesterday so the lawn mower will sit until it is needed in a couple of weeks. Ah for the shopping part ... Hobby Lobby ... here we come! I am in the sewing mood so am thinking of too many projects to make and have more fabric and patterns than I am using! I can just imagine DH frowning at me! ;-) I talk to him often in my mind. "yes, Dear! I will use what I have and the urges will pass!" lol I do want to get these 2 baby quilts made. Then there is hand stitching to do to make figures in the center "pop" !!!

Teri you have been on my mind so much! I found a really cute card for T.J. Rules for life 1) obey orders 2) always follow #1. I hope he will find it funny! No pictures just words and is blank inside.
Thanks for sharing about your dogs! Trooper!!! What a cute name!! I have lots of nick names for my kids and pets. Today I called Sebastian, Mr S! He is very good at responding to us when we call him by name! Both puppies are napping right now. It is a lazy summer afternoon. ;-)
Glad you enjoyed the visual of the "Little Old Lady from Pasadena!" Are you old enough to remember that song? lol
Hope your migraine is gone and doesn't return! So sorry this one snuck up on you!

Ali hope you and DH are driving safely! Will take you about all day to get there won't it? At times with the price of gas I am surprised they don't fly DH there. But guess with a rental car and cost of tools maybe it isn't any cheaper!

Hope everyone is having a good day!! Thanks for all your loving hugs and special prayers over the last yr and a half! I am beginning to feel like my real self!! I cherish each one of you!!



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Good Morning Sweet Ladies!!

Migraine has about passed and I am on the mend. I watched my diet very closely, used essential oils and made sure I had a good night's sleep. Working at home again where I can sit in a fairly dark room as opposed to my office, which is very bright with lots of flourescent lighting. I was well enough to go to Bible Study last night. I have not been a part of a formal Bible Study group for the last two years. I took a sabbatical to finish my Masters and to get through all my son's senior year stuff. Now that I have all the extra time on my hands, I found myself hungry to get back to Bible Study. The summer study is light - we are reading a religious fiction called "Joshua, A Parable for Today" by Joseph F. Girzone. If you read "The Shack" or like Max Lucado, you will like this book as well.

Princess: Sebastian sounds so cute. My little Lulu is so protective of me she will sit on top of me when I am bed and bark when she hears my DH coming in the door from working all night. I am safe in my home with her around to alert me. Sebastian will learn in time when it is ok to bark and when it is not. I do the same thing, tell my dogs "It's OK" or if I do want them to bark, I usually will shower them with praise and love and a treat. Two of my furbabies have groomer appointments tomorrow. Trooper is part siberian husky so he needs to be cut short during the summer because he is so miserable otherwise. Lulu doesn't have a thick coat but it grows really long if I don't keep it cut back. They are so funny when they have their "spa day" because they come home so frisky and you can tell they feel so good.

Daddy's Girl: LOLOL! The visual of the Mustang was hilarious.

Julie: Saw the damaged tree from the storm on FB. Hopefully no other damage. Got a laugh out of the little finger light one of your boys made you for the dark. That is a smart young man!

Creative: Hopefully no damage where you are from those storms. I sure hope your DH's co-worker made it home. Our church has a group heading to Israel in October and I hope all this is settled before they go. Our pastor has water from the Jordan River he uses to baptize people. I really want to go there some day to see all the historical Biblical sites - not now but hopefully someday.

Cupbutter: I hear you on male dogs! I really wanted to have our one male dog neutered buy my DH would not hear of it. Trooper is now nearly 8 years old so he remains as he is. UGH! He is pretty good for the most part but every once in a great while he feels the need to "mark" his territory.

Vicki: I looked at the Jamberry nails and saw they had Collegiate styles. So, checked to see if they had Naval Academy and boohoo, no. But, they had Air Force Academy - LOL! I bet this is a Colorado based company.

GAli: Did you all make it to El Paso ok? How long will you be there.

Well, need to find someone to come out and mow down our "Back 40". We maintain 1/2 an acre around our house but the other 2.5 acres is really overgrown with all the rain we have had this summer. The trees need to be cleaned up and trimmed as well so that is my task to day to find someone to come out and clean all that up.

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Howdy! It's crafting day here! At least one friend is joining us, hopefully the 2nd also! Anyone else want to come?! We'll do dinner out too!

Sebastian is getting a deep and mean sounding bark!! Just what we wanted!! He is sitting at the front door barking at the neighbors. I'm trying to tell him it's ok. They are allowed to be in their front yard after all. He looked at me and turned back like, "Yeah, you THINK it's ok." LOL He has a rawhide bone that he enjoys chewing on. Then Kayla chews on it just because he does. She probably wouldn't care about it if Sebastian wasn't here. Then Sebastian gets jealous and has learned to sneak it away when she isn't looking. They make us laugh!

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Morning!! We are up early! Had to take the car in to get the brakes replaced. We borrowed Married Man's little blue Mustang!! I feel like "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny Go! How many remember that song? LOL Sure love the color of his Mustang. Glad he doesn't mind we borrow it so we aren't without!

Creative and Julie sorry you had bad storms last night. We had lightening and thunder and rain when we were going to bed last night. I thought it would keep me awake, but it didn't! Don' think it lasted too long here. We got a bit more rain and every drop is a blessing!!

Creative Hope DH's co-worker has a safe place to stay but really is there anywhere in the Middle East that is "safe". I know many want to go visit there but I am just as happy to sit at home and learn about it. ;-)

Cupbutter I am so praying my puppy won't get into those kinds of habits! There are special cleaners at Pet Stores that are made to erase the scent so the dog is less like to want to do it again. My Sheltie is feeling better. She still doesn't have a lot of control so I am hoping this is a permanent problem now. I have her in doggie diapers. She does go outside too so I am hoping she won't forget where she is to go. Princess made her an apron for our Dicken's party years ago and I pin the diaper to the apron and it helps it stay on. She looks so cute!
Sorry you had storms too but good try to rescue your flowers! Hope you didn't have lighting! Please be careful!!

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Julie thank you for the prayer list. That is a lot of work.

I am so mad at my DD's dog. He came in and lifted his leg on my bedroom door. I almost wonder if he does that a lot and we never noticed. Gross. Darn male dogs. I really gave him heck. I hope it did some good. I don't think anyone has ever gave that little dog heck. He rules the roust.

So hot here yesterday went up to 91. Then we had a big rain storm today its cold. The wind blew my big flower pot off the porch and broke it. We ran out in the rain and dug a hole and planted the flowers in the flower garden. I hope they don't die.

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Good morning!

Julie- I saw where you all had the storm and lost power and I was thinking we were going to miss all the bad stuff. But............we got it and lost power for 3 hours last night. The lightening hit a transformer. Ds ended up going to stray the night at a friends so he could take a shower and charge his phone. He had just got home from practice when the storm hit.

One of dh's co workers went to Israel last week and has been stranded since they banned all flights. I just saw where some airlines will fly in and out so hopefully he will be able to get back soon. Not sure about the group that is suppose to go study abroad from MTSU. Don't know yet if they will still be able to go.

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Since there have been no updates to the prayer list a new one will not be posted.
Blessings,
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GGB you are so blessed!

Teri Thanks! The dogs are doing well. Thankfully we have doggie diapers. Kayla is still have accidents. The Vet said the antibiotic would make her drink a lot. Sebastian is sure glad she is home.

Married Man and Ddil#1 came over today and brought the littles. We had a nice visit and he did changed the air filter on the a/c unit and mowed the yard for me. What a precious son!! I am blessed!

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Good Morning Ladies!

We are back to very hot and sticky weather here in North Texas. I hibernate in this kind of heat.

I have been fighting the worst migraine I have ever had these past three days. It comes and goes. I am working as much as I can from home. I sit in the darkest room in my house with a screen cover on my laptop to cut down the glare. It has been so long since I have had a migraine that I completely missed the symptoms of onset - haloing vision. UGH! So, I could not get ahead of this migraine and it slammed into me about noon on Monday. It's been brutal. I hate meds as most of you know so I am just taking Tylenol and using warm compresses on my eyes and forehead that have lavender and chamomile essential oils added. This helps the pain and helps me sleep.

Faylei: So happy the pink drink has been your success for weightloss and more importantly, healthy sugar levels. Sure wish I had more success but the accelerator caused my blood pressure to rise and I normally never have issues with my blood pressure.

Barbara: Good luck with the pink drink! Maureen has had a lot of success as well. She is going to look awesome in her wedding dress.

GGB: Good to see you posting! Hope the hair turned out great! My hubby has been my rock as well - especially this past month - we cry together but yet, he holds me up. I could never adjust to this change in life without him.

Dee: Praying for your aunt as she prepares to meet Jesus.

Daddy's Girl: Glad Kayla is home and back with Sebastian. My dogs all love each other so much and really do not like it when one of the is not home. Yesterday, Mindy and Lulu were showering kisses on each other and that was so sweet. Lulu usually sleeps tucked next to Trooper. These dogs have been really good "therapy" for me these past weeks.

Vicki: Good luck with the pink drink! The Jamberry nails look so cute but I do my own gel nails. I am so careful with them when I do them that my nails remain healthy, undamaged and strong. I have some really good products that I use and I do not use an ultraviolet light (avoid cancer risk) - I use an LED lamp which is very fast. I do my own nails every 2-3 weeks. I save so much money not going to the salon and I can do my nails on my own time - which is usually late at night.

GAli: I do believe you are more busy now than before you retired! LOL! Glad to hear your DH's back is better but UGH on yet another drive to El Paso. I began decluttering some of the hotspots DS had. I avoided it because I was not ready to look at all his stuff and be sad again. But, it has to get done. Next up, his room - no redecorating at this time. But, it definitely needs a lot of tender loving care.

I am excited to be returning to Bible Study tonight! I took the last couple of years off because we were so busy with DS's activities. Now, I live in a house that is LOUDLY silent. I have been trying to listen to the silence and see where God is directing me to use my time that used to be spent on mothering. I will be doing a little volunteering at a resale shop in town that uses the money to support the local hospital auxiliary group. That is just on Sat mornings from time to time. Not sure where else I will serve. We have a local community caring center that could use help in stocking shelves, handing out food or other items. But, they are only open limited hours during the business hours and my work schedule won't fit.

Sorry if I missed anyone. Hope you all have a blessed day!!

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TIP FOR TODAY Take good care of your body U ONLY GET ONE GGB emoticon

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GGB hope it helps you too! I have only heard good about it here. A local friend thinks it has destroyed her health but I think there are many other things in her life that are probably the reason.



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Good morning I caved and drinking pink drink Hoping to keep my blood sugar down HOPE THIS finds u lades well or better.off to get my hair fixed after GGE gets home as I am not driving yet He is my rock Love that man emoticon

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Good Morning All!!

Dee praying for you and your family!

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Vickie I hope that stuff works for you. I would love to try it but it cost quite a bit. I wonder if you stay on it for life?

Hi Dee Dee Dee.

Just stopping by to say Hi and Bye.

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hello everyone been busy with the Church and Dad and his sister who is dying please pray the good Lord takes her soon and she isnt suffering anymore

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Good News! Kayla is home. She does have a bladder infection. She is responding well to the medication and her blood work came back very well for her age. She is so glad to be home and so is Sebastian glad she is home.

Ali I hope you get to see the quilt too. I have a few items to sew for myself but somehow our sewing night isn't getting much accomplished these days. I am just going to do some sewing on my own. ;-)
So glad your DH is doing better. Hope the long drive does not hurt his back. If it does can he lay down but oh, you aren't allowed to drive the truck are you? What a shame but so glad you are going with him!
Your chicken recipe sounds wonderful! Hope it tasted as good as it smelled!! ;-)

Hugs to you all!! I am going to bed early again tonight! Thanks everyone for your prayers for my dog. So thankful even our pets are important to the Lord!



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Daddy's Girl - poor Kayla! Hope vet can fix her up. I bet Sebastian is getting huge. So exciting you found material for quilt. Hope I get to see it finished.

Princess - I'm making a new chicken dish in my chicken pottery. If it's as good as it sounds I will send it to you. It calls to be made in a crockpot, but I thought it would be good roasted. Aunt Izzy might like it because the girl that posted the recipe came up with it when she was pregnant. It's got Balsamic vinegar, cherries, oranges, onions, and Herbes de Provence. Can't wait for DH to get home because the house smells so good.

Vicki - glad you are feeling so much better!!

Ali - it is nice to see you post, but so sorry you are going through such serious problems with both your children. Please keep in touch so we can know how things are going and pray for you.

DH is almost home. He got a call to go to El Paso tomorrow. I'll go with him. He seems to be doing better. He's still sore, but promises he won't do anything that could hurt him worse.

Heidi - glad your DD is back in U.S.

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Good Morning Friends!
Got to sleep in this morning! We have 2 littles for the day. Had to take Kayla to the Vet. She has a bladder infection or more and he kept her for blood work. Praying it is nothing more. I am not ready to lose her yet. Will know later today.

Vicki so glad you are in less pain. Hope the pink drink works well for you.

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Princess it is a busy day and I am already thinking about a nap! lol Bet it doesn't happen, what do you think?!!

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Good morning!!

Colleen, you were on here early! I'm just finishing my coffee. A second cup is in order! emoticon

Our Puppy is doing well with housebreaking and the 16 yr old dog is forgetting what it's all about. Yikes!! I don't know what needs to happen. She is quite healthy for her 16 yrs. Oh, now we see signs she isn't feeling well... off to the Vet. Hopefully it is an easy remedy!

1Wife Ali, it is great to hear from you!

Busy day, have to run.

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Hope everyone has a great day!

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GAli, glad dh is doing better and they have a helper for him. Is he paid wages with taxes taken out? If so by law they should carry work comp insurance. Praying he feels much better soon.

Barbara, I'm also trying Faylei's pink drink. Not much results yet but I am on so many meds that they could be interfering with it. Feeling some better and a lot less pain than a couple months ago.

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Good evening All!!
Grocery shopping is done. Got some important things in the mail and was able to go and find the fabric for my Grandbaby's quilt! ;-) Woo Hoo!!!

Vicki thanks so much for the prayers for Fireman! I am sure he will make it. He is mighty determined and has done this type thing before but not to this extent. He knew what he was getting into. But prayers are always good!!

Ali so glad to hear DH is on the mend and they have him working with someone else instead of alone! You are one busy lady!! I don't know how you do all you do!!

Barbara hope it works for you as well as it has Faylei! It wasn't a full moon over the weekend was it? Lot's of babies coming anyway? I should look up the full moon in Nov!! I know it doesn't always work but does sometimes!! ;-)

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Good evening! My weekend was wild at work. I am glad to be home today!

I have joined Faylei drinking the pink drink. She has had such great results, I thought I might give it a try. My last lab work was not good, so maybe I will have better numbers next time!

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DH is doing great, but still sore!! He is able to work if it doesn't involve to much lifting. They are letting him work with the other service man so he can get his hours in. He did hurt his back on the job but he can't get a clear answer on whether they carry Workman's Comp. We do mostly alternative healing if possible. He's been using essential oils, ice, Epsom salt baths, and will get start doing his back exercises again as soon as he is not sore anymore.

I've been busy helping DDs. DD Deborah in her new library, DD Rebekah de-cluttering her house to move, always helping DD Elisabeth with the 4 children. We are going on a field trip Thursday to the FT Worth Mint, pick up organic wheat, and visit DD Rachel and family. I've also been talking a lot to DD Sarah as she is trying to find a new position. She has a stage (like a working interview) tomorrow at a place she would really like to be at. They already seem to really like her, and tomorrow will be the test of actually working there. Right now I am at Chick Fil A with 2 grands. I took them to the library first for their reading rewards, and one was a free ice cream here. DD Rebekah is getting a nap. She's pretty tired with all she's trying to do and they also have VBS tonight. I'll be taking them home soon.

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Creative, so happy dd is back on US land. I bet she will have lots of interesting stories to tell. Fill us in after she arrives safely home.

GAli, how is dh doing? It's not like you to be away for several days. Did he get hurt on the job? Praying for his full and quick recovery.

Daddy's Girl, praying for Fireman. Sounds like a very rigorous program. Hope he is able to get through the 6 months.

Teri, is TJ about half way through this part of the program? When will school actually start? Hopefully he will be able to communicate more with you then. Hugs to you.

GGB, enjoy GGE today. You could even go out and play in the rain together. Lol Love you.

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Making it a slow morning today! I need a relaxing day! ;-)

Anjay so glad you are back to pacing yourself. Hope the pain stays lower!
Didn't know you had sickly babies. Bless your heart! Glad the end of the story is good!! ;-) Has Janos finished his 2nd yr of college now? Amazing how quickly the time flies!!

GGB I thought of you and GGE last week, especially. A friend took me to Costco! When I went past the bakery I wanted to stop and ask to speak to GGE!! Wish you lived that close!! Also the friend getting married it going to honeymoon in GA in a mountain cabin and go to Biltmore Mansion. Is that anywhere near you? Sounds like a beautiful part of the country!






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Good morning GGE is home and wants to mow but rainINGg cats and dogs GGB

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Hi everyone creative so relieved to hear your daughter is safe on US soil, that must have been quite a worry.
Live trust in God and he will mould you into an amazing mum to your children.
I was a nursery nurse and nanny so motherhood came easy to me, sometimes I think that is why God gave me sick babies as he knew I would cope and through my experience help other young mums going through similar. God is an amazing God.
Today I am doing a little housework, back to pacing myself, and getting back on track, still a lot of unexplained pain, but God knows whats going on.
Have a lovely God filled day ladies

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Happy Monday Everyone!!
Oh I slept for 9 hrs and think I could sleep another 9!! Puppy heard me get up and wouldn't let me go back to sleep. Now he is napping!! ;-) Just like a toddler, huh?!!! ;-)

Stacey congrats!! 23 yrs!! Flies by doesn't it? You really do not look like you could be married 23 yrs though!! Glad you had such a good time celebrating! Would love to see the Buddy Holly Story. The Newly weds recently watched the Glen Miller Story. She loves Big Band music but didn't even know the name Glen Miller. She loved the movie but it is sad as he is missing during a mission during WW2. I remember my Mom talking with my Aunt's about that when I was young. They were in high school when it happened.

Creative so glad your DD is back on US soil! Praying she gets an earlier flight too!

Cupbutter thanks for sharing about the chipmunk. I was a Sr. GS in high school and our leader loved to travel but her husband did not. He told her take your vacation time and travel with your girl scouts!! We had so much fun going places we never would have gone otherwise. There were just 5 of us in the group. I always loved when we camped and saw chipmunks! They are so cute! Once a friend accused me of eating her apple and leaving the core on her bunk. I was the only one in the tent. I was writing a letter. After a few minutes of quiet the chipmunk came in and started finishing off the apple. I could tell Linda and she saw the chipmunk herself! LOL What fun memories!!

Teri I love seeing TJ's pics on fb. Fireman had the weekend off. He called twice. He expects this next weekend they won't get a pass. He said 12 have already dropped out after the first week. State Trooper academy is 6 mths long and it is like military basic training. Married Man has a friend that is a trooper and was a Marine first. He said trooper academy is harder than his basic training as a Marine! Thanks all for your prayers for him.
Yes, I am so happy for my friend! She was a great comfort to me at first. I am glad she so happy. Her family has known this man for 11 yrs now so they aren't having to adjust to too much all at once. I had an Aunt that married 3 times and buried all 3 husbands! I can't do that! I am glad she had so much love but I am blessed to have had the wonderful man I did for almost 40 yrs! I am content!

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Teri- I know they don't have toilet paper there. They had to take a roll for when they were away from the place they were staying and they also don't put the toilet paper in the toilet. They have to put it in the trash can. Will see if she remembers to flush it when she gets back home.LOL

She called me from her friends phone because her phone quit working.UGHHHHHH I will be glad when she is here. So I have been online chatting with Verizon to figure it out. Thankfully it is working again. She just called me on her phone.

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Good Morning Ladies,

Oh another week begins. Working from home today. My back is super sore from some cleaning I did this week that had me using my back a lot. So, nursing it today.

Creative: I would be so glad too having my child back on US soil after such an ordeal. It will be interesting to hear what your DD thought of her experience. My colleagues that have traveled there to work talk about how dirty, smelly, unsanitary, poluted it is over there. It is one place I have no desire to go. I am thankful there are people like your daughter who are willing to go there to minister. Some parts of China are the same way that I experienced when I was there. No western bathrooms and I had to pay a quarter to get a couple pieces of toilet paper to use a stinky restroom - bleck! I learned to carry my own "stuff" with me for the bathrooms there. I prayed she gets an earlier flight home today.

Barbara: So good to hear about YOU. I wish you could give more time to your speaking engagements as I know that is something you love. Hard to believe you only have four left at home you are homeschooling. Wow, the years have flown by. It is nice to hear your Marines are still stateside and doing so well! Any talk of them deploying overseas anytime or will they continue their education for a while?

Faylei and Creative: Those pre-k shirst are so cute!! You need to get those. Reminds me, I am wearing my Navy Mom shirt today. It says "Navy Mom - Some people never meet their heroes. I raised mine." Love it!

Stacey, I know we are very lucky we have so many people taking pictures of the plebes at the Naval Academy. This past week was still hard. No phone call and no letters. This LOUD silence is very hard for me. TJ was so good about sending me text messages during the day and EVERY SINGLE TEXT ended with "I Love You". I must have heard him tell me "I love you" 20 times a day. Our family is so good about always telling each other we love each other. I desperately miss hearing these three words from him all the time. The pictures reassure me he is doing well and is healthy. One mom on one of our facebook groups put up a picture of her son's stack of letters he sent during basic training (he is prior enlisted who received an appointment) and the measely stack she has received so far from plebe summer. They truly are just too busy to write. Those that are getting more letters, usually from daughters, are written under their covers in bed at night with no light. Flashlights are contraband - boohoo! Anyway, hoping your husband gets good news on the job front soon. He has amazing qualifications so he will definitely be a top candidate. Sounds like you had a fabulous anniversary. Happy Anniversary!!

Daddy's Girl: Oh wow, congratulations to your friend and her upcoming marriage. To find love twice in a lifetime is a real blessing! What a story they have to tell to their grandkids right? LOL!

Ali: What a rough year! Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Chiari 1 Malformation - those are new to me so I have to read up - are these curable or correctable? I will pray for your kids. I imagine your bff is enjoying her new angel wings!

Hope you all have a great week! I can't wait for Sunday to get here as that is when we get our next call.

Talk to you soon.

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Hi gang.

I have been BIA. Been sooo busy. Didn't even get on the computer only to play that stupid game. Trying to go ahead of my DD's. It didn't happen. I am still last.

I had a little chipmunk sitting on the porch with me yesterday. He was so cute. He stayed for quite a while. When I talked to him it was like he knew my voice. Guess the little thing lives close to our house. Then DH came out and scared him away. Those little things run so fast.

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Good morning!

Stacey- the girls were able to get a flight on another airline that left 25 minutes later than the original flight. It ended up being a straight flight into Chicago landing at 7:30 this morning. They will have a 12 hour layover and won't be here until 10:43 tonight. I am hoping they somehow can get an earlier flight so they aren't there so long but I am thankful they are back in the United States. I would rather them have the long layover in Chicago than overseas. I am not impressed with this organization. The lack of communication and then what happened with the girls flight has really frustrated me. The other mom is not happy and will not let her dd go again with them. She told me her sister did some research and said there was a book that said this organization is a cult. So I will be doing some research as well. Another friends dd went on a 9 month mission trip with them so I will be talking to her too.

Living- Welcome to the group. Stick around. All these ladies are wonderful and helpful with advice and what has worked for them. Be consistent is a huge thing.

GGB- so good to see you on here more

Barbara- thanks for the update on you. We love to hear about the kids but so glad you added you in there too.

Stacey- sounds like a great anniversary. Sometimes the last minutes plans are the best.

Teri- you have raised an amazing young man. Well done.

Faylei- I am ordering one of those shirts! How about you? Need to show Rita too. Us preschool teachers deserve it. LOL And how true all the sayings are.

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Hi, Ladies!

Creative-Praying for your DD. Hope they can get a flight together. Seems wrong that the leader's flight left before they made sure everyone else was safely on their way.

Living-Welcome! It's great that you are willing and working on being a good parent. I loved anything by James Dobson. Hang in there and be consistent. It pays off!

GGB-Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Teri-TJ is such an amazing young man! It's great that you have such support and connection with other families. You are seeing more pics and hearing more from TJ than we did with Brandon. There wasn't anything stopping him or us from seeing or hearing from each other. He just didn't feel the need. But, it's been great to have him home for the summer. You asked about DH's blood pressure. It runs high sometimes but not enough that he needs meds for it. He often looks red, esp in pics. I think sometimes it's high blood pressure but sometimes it's just his coloring. He's happy the boys all got my darker skin.

G Ali- Hope your DH's back is better!

No news yet on the job or move. The lady in the position currently just turned in her resignation on Friday. So things should start happening now. They will have to post the job and DH will have to apply. I think we are all leaning towards wanting to move back. I am just hoping things will happen fast enough for us to move before school starts.

Today is our 23rd wedding anniversary! We celebrated yesterday. We spent the afternoon and evening in Georgetown, TX. It's such a picturesque town with a quaint town square. We poked around in antique shops then had a gourmet dinner at a restaurant that is chef owned, right on the square. Afterwards, we just walked up and got two of the last tickets for a live theater show of the Buddy Holly Story. It was very well done. The cast was so talented. They not only had to act, they also had to sing and play instruments. There was lots of live music, felt just like we had gone to a Buddy Holly concert. Not a bad evening for not planning anything! It was all spur of the moment. Our gift to each other was tickets to a Michael Buble concert in two weeks, so we still have that to look forward to.

Blessings,
Stacey

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Hello Friends!!
Had a wonderful time with friends the last few days. We have been friends since our children were young and now the children have children. How time flies!! What fun we had remembering old times and making new memories with a new generation. One of the gals was widowed a couple years before me and she is getting married next month. So happy for her!! She said it is a whole lot harder at 59 than at 19! ;-) They have their own homes, in different states and they aren't ready to retire! Glad they are happy! Oh they met because his son is married to her daughter!! She and her daughter will share the same last name again! What a family tree that is going to be!! ;-)

Living - Welcome to the team! Hope you will be back soon!! Wise woman to get help with her children while they are little! So sweet you love them so much you want better than what you had!! That is the sign of a good Mom!

Vicki hope your DS had a good week and is home soon!

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!! DD's flight has been cancelled. They are having a hard time finding someone who speaks English to help them. Also they need to be on the same flight and their leaders have already left.

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Barbara, so glad to here about YOU too!! We sure have missed you. Glad you are getting a bump in wages on the weekend. Wasn't that taken away for awhile? So cool that the twins graduated a year early. Are Graham and Eric both in Marines? So glad all your grands are so near you now. Thanks for explaining about Dylan too. I was a little confused also. Stick around, we need our foundress guiding us!! Love you.

GGB, so glad you are feeling so much better. I will pray you can decrease the insulin and be totally free of it very soon.

Ali, so happy to hear from you. I will have to look up your dd ailment. I had heard of it before but do not know what it entails.

Dominique, we love hearing from you too.

Love all you wonderful sisters!!! I'm ready for another Unionate. We need to get a planning crew together and start planning for next year but I also love the short spontaneous gatherings like Faylei and I had a few weeks ago.

Hugs and Prayers, Vicki

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Hearty welcome to our newbie U are not a newbie for long GGB emoticon

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Hi Ali I had to goggle the Mayo clinic to find out about Chiari 1 Malformation. so sorry to hear this but your dd ha God on her side trust in him.
Well I have managed to post 2 days in a roll, feel so much calmer today and more focused, my pain is back to its normal 7 and we have fresh plans for the area where the sunroom is/was and plans for the mudroom. It means to take away the sunroom before we have to renew a permit which we don't want to do means a hold on the kitchen sink and counters and a hold on the pantry. So sad we are so close to finishing that area, but do not want to pay money for a permit that we do not need:-{
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Morning Friends,

Wow, I have missed a lot while I have not been posting. Missed you all. We are just going through many things, continuing the process of getting my ds caught back up after losing a year to rocky mountain spotted fever, one of my bff's battle with ovarian cancer was won with her joining the Lord and my dd has recently been diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation. We are currently waiting to see a neurosurgeon on my dd next step. This has been a whirlwind for us.

No, I usually have a quiet life and love day to day routines! My diet and exercise show all of this. I am now focusing on me.

Have a blessed day,
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praying for all and busy with the church for a week

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Good evening! Sorry for leaving parts of the story out about me. :) My life has been a bit complicated. I am still working weekends. I have to work one weekday every other week also. So 5 days in two weeks. (12 hour shifts) I get paid 20% extra for working weekends. I speak here and there and sell a few books but not enough to really matter $$. I just can't devote enough time to make it successful.

Dylan's wife left him when she was 2 months pregnant with Skylar. He has 50/50 custody of Skylar. He has a relationship with a woman named Sam ( Samantha) and they have a baby boy now. His name is Niklaus. We are not thrilled with the name, call him Nick LOL. He is a cutie pie though. I keep Skylar quite a lot.

Heard from my Marine tonight. Took his last test this week. His grade point average ended up 3.91 Pretty wonderful I think!!!! He has the top spot in his class. He will be training for 4 months in an unknown location, then stationed in Camp Pendleton.

Graham and Grace did graduate this May. :) So I only have 4 kiddos still homeschooling. I am working myself out of a job it seems.

Hugs, Barbara

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hi everuyone no this is the sunroom we built last summer, its ok we have a new plan, my thumb is on my braced hand so just wearing my brace, I have been so down the last couple of weeks, hubby and I have been having issues an my fall and the sunroom but today I have decided to give it to God and walk away and leave it in his care.
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TIP FOR TODAY Take good care of yourself your dh and your children then your house and in that order GGB emoticon

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GOOD MORNING I am busy girl these days Trying to take the load off GGE Fixing meals and keeping house neat and clean Checking blood sugars 4X per day and giving myself two kinds of insulin on schedule which means 6 injiections Hopefully that will decrease soon . END of my pity party as I am feeling a lot better emoticon

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Vicky- Nikki is DS 2's GF....thanks for the prayers...I guess the plan from God is different thant what we were asking for LOL.

I too want to know where Barbara is at in her life!

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It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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Please pray for my DH. He pulled something in his back and had to come home. He's been icing it down and is trying to take a nap now. He hasn't been to a chiropractor in over 5 years, but may try to find one tomorrow if it does not ease up. He can't hardly walk from the pain.

Julie - sounds like great news for your DH. Thanks for doing the prayer requests.



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Welcome Living for Now!!! We love newbies to join our family. Stay around.

Barbara, I have the same questions for you. I loved hearing about all your family but we want to hear what Barbara is doing and how you have been feeling lately. We love you and miss you when you are gone. Is Grace and Graham finished with High School now?

GGB, so glad to hear that you continue to improve. That is great to be able to walk through a whole large store. All my meds make me so week that I have to rest a lot but I am doing better.

Heidi, so glad you heard that dd is safe. She will have many stories to tell I am sure.

Teri, so glad you are staying upbeat and that TJ is having an awesome experience.

Anjay can they really make you tear off part of your house? Was this added before you moved in? Seems very unfair. So sorry about your thumb.

Stacey, I am on pins and needles waiting for you to tell us whether dh will get the job and if you will be moving. Glad you are staying pretty calm about it all.

Someone asked me a question and now I can't recall what it is. Ask again if any of you can remember.

Dominique, praying for Nikki. I t think that is your dd name. Is it a relative? Did your brother's family get moved close to you and did he find a job?

Got to run because Oliver just woke up and is crying for his Mimi!!

Hugs and Prayers to all my dear sister's, Vicki

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So... I finally broke down and got a couple of parenting books. I did this for a few reasons. 1) I have no idea what I am doing with a 4 year old and a 2 year old. My mother had two jobs growing up and so it was up to me to take care of the other kids. You would think I know what on earth is going on but not really. The second is because I don't want to raise my kids the way I was... which my mom didn't help any of us with our homework at all because she didn't want to flip out on us if we didn't understand it. 3) I think it's just great to know how to deal with, how to handle, what is "normal" and what is actually a concern. I have actually been learning a lot which is helping out with my stress zone, which also, helps me not eat more because I don't know how to handle. I let my pride get in a way for a while about parenting and thinking that I know everything but I have definitely been learning that there is a whole lot of parenting advice out there. Good times.

*My body really needs it.

*My kids deserve to have me be active with them and participate in there lives.

*I don't want my kids to remember me as fat and "Humpty Dumpty".

*I want to play with my kids and be there for there grand kids.

*Start seeing how strong I really am.

*Change my thoughts and feelings about myself and my body.

*I can't achieve success if I'm not moving toward something.
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GGB Good Morning!! Looks like we are the early birds today!! So glad you are feeling better and bs is back to normal!! Woo Hoo!!

Supposed to get rain here for a couple days and lower temps!! This is July right? Not normal weather but we will take any and all rain we can get!!

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Good morning I am enjoying this pain free spell I am pushing firward and blood sugars near normal Dont see doc for 3 weeks Thanks for all the prayers Love u ladies GGB emoticon

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