SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard JoAnna Lund's books, newsletters & lifestyle started our motivation for a healthier life and we include other balanced, healthy authors such as Marlene Koch. SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard Wednesday 5/24 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> When I saw this picture I thought of you all and decided I'd share. I was reading yesterday's posts to see what you have been up to. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to do yard work and gardening in the midst of the rain we have been getting. I think we basically have a chance of showers or thunderstorms every day for the next week. How is the weather your way Patty... Wed, 24 May 2017 08:51:23 EST Tuesday, May 23 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's still morning over here. I've had my coffee and breakfast and soon will head outside to tackle more weeding. It's cooler today (high supposed to be 62). <BR> <BR> Chicken for dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> Patty, I think it's up to you - if you feel comfortable sharing about your lymphoma and treatments, I think it's interesting. It's wonderful cancer is usually so treatable nowadays. Yes, it seems like there's many more cases. My sister had colon cancer and h... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:35:48 EST Monday, May 22 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> May is marching on! It's breezing past faster than April. <BR> <BR> The sun is out and it's going to be a beautiful day. <BR> <BR> I'm going to hard boil some eggs for this week before I go outside to do yard work. First up I need to put down rose food. It will feel good to get out in the sun. <BR> <BR> Patty, How are you doing today? I hope your neck doesn't hu... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:04:29 EST Sunday, May 21 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Foggy morning here but then the sun breaks out and it will be around 70 degrees. <BR> <BR> After church I'll spend more time outside. <BR> <BR> Did I tell you I hooked up the new hose my son gave me for mother's day? And the new sprayer nozzle? They work wonderfully! First hose we've had that doesn't leak from the faucet. I have 3 tomatoes planted in Earthboxes and a pot of stevia and another with the beautiful Midnight petunia. <BR> <BR> DH sure loves the... Sun, 21 May 2017 11:25:31 EST Saturday, 5/20 Good morning Girls. <BR> I never did get out there yesterday and finish the wood. But it is done now. Only 2 barrows full. <BR> <BR> Hubby is at yard sales again. Looking for more bikes and yarn I am sure. I also told him if he ever finds size 2X tops, if he thinks I will like them to get them for a really cheap price...Can you imagine having your hubby shopping for tops for you? <BR> <BR> For a cheap price, I can always fix them up to fit. Either add a bottom to make them longer, ... Sat, 20 May 2017 09:35:42 EST Friday, May 19 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's warming up here so looking like a great day ahead! <BR> <BR> So good to see Nina's new med is helping and she doesn't need her inhaler as often. <BR> <BR> And Patty is making great progress on the wood pile as well as her wonderful yarny projects. <BR> <BR> I'm going to pick some white lilacs this morning and can hardly wait to smell them. <BR> <BR> The mother/d... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:39:31 EST Thursday, 5/18 Good morning girls, <BR> Yesterday I went to my dr. appt. No appt. I had it written down for 5/17 on my calendar. what's up. My real appt. is 9/5/17...see what I did? I left off the 9, when writing it on my calendar...Then I went to health dept. to make a dental appt. I could get in at 2...good deal. no apt until Nov. now for dental anyway. When I left for dental appt., I accidently locked the door, and locked hubby out of the house...poor hubby. <BR> <BR> Got a new load of wood yesterday. I... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:18:40 EST Wednesday, May 17 Good afternoon ladies, <BR> <BR> Busy TOPS meeting morning. Then I had lunch with a friend. There's a cruise ship in port here. DH and I took a rare trip downtown and saw some of the tourists walking through town or waiting for a bus to take them back to the ship. I think this one was only around 700 passengers. Some are over 2000. <BR> <BR> I had a .8 lb. gain this week. Time to shore up my habits again. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'm one of the speakers at our church's Mother/Daughter Buffet. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:44:11 EST Tuesday, May 16 Use other thread Tue, 16 May 2017 10:12:03 EST Tuesday, 5/16 Good morning girls, <BR> Pics on my blog of UFO's turned to FO's. <BR> It feels good to get things finished and off the hooks. <BR> <BR> 83 and rainy and humid here today. We need rain. <BR> <BR> I am going to list some vegan cookbooks on ebay. All my previous items have sold, so I am <BR> roaring to go list more items...wish me luck. <BR> <BR> Hubby is going to town today, chiro appt. today instead of tomorrow, and he wants to check out washer and dryer prices and delivery fees. <BR> <BR... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:03:48 EST Monay, 5/15 Good Monday morning girls. <BR> I need to take some of those shirts back. They are too short, they don't cover my tummy. <BR> Wish I had thought of that while I was in the store. <BR> So I am keeping the brown D&amp;C, the gray, and the black stripe. Both of the last 2 are QF. <BR> <BR> Oh well. <BR> <BR> It is 39 out right now, and sunshine. Should get to the low 60's I think for today. <BR> <BR> I just need to make the sleeves on the baby sweater, then I will be all done with those proje... Mon, 15 May 2017 07:43:43 EST Mothers Day, 5/14 Happy Mothers Day girls, <em>375</em> <BR> We are staying home today. <BR> <BR> Jan, what a nice picture of you and your sons. <BR> <BR> I put pics of hats on my blog that went to cancer clinic on Thurs. <BR> <BR> Still working on ufo' <BR> <BR> I want to get out there and move some wood this morning and tonight both. So I want to get it done and over with for now. Then move some either this afternoon or after supper. We shall see. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day Girls. Sun, 14 May 2017 09:27:36 EST Saturday, May 13 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your weekend going? <BR> <BR> I was really happy to see some clearing in the skies - especially compared to yesterdays dark morning sky- and the forecast is changed to mostly cloudy. <BR> <BR> Pork chops, potatoes and salad for dinner. <BR> <BR> DS got here last night - always good to visit. Sat, 13 May 2017 11:14:20 EST Friday, May 12 Use the other Friday post. Fri, 12 May 2017 10:08:46 EST Friday, 5/12 Good morning girls, <BR> Friday already. <BR> what are your plans for the weekend? Anything fun? <BR> <BR> I need to clean up my knitting area in the family room again. Mercy that place gets to be a big mess. <BR> Too much yarn there scattered all over. Yarn even on the floor, just laying there. <BR> Too many books and patterns scattered all over there. <BR> That is my chore for the day. Get that area cleaner and more organized, move some yarn and patterns upstairs. It will never be perfec... Fri, 12 May 2017 10:04:33 EST Thursday, May 11 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning/afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> The rain is back for a few days. Good time to get things done in the house. <BR> <BR> The Swiss steak turned out good and the way I remembered Mom making it. The potluck went well and it was interesting hearing a report from our missionaries in Brazil. <BR> <BR> Patty, are your crochet hooks flying again today? You are doing so great with your walking p... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:02:44 EST Wednesday, 5/10 Good morning Girls, <BR> My hooks are hot this morning, trying to get 3 more hats done today, ready to take tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Meatloaf for supper <BR> baked potatoes from yesterday <BR> green beans from yesterday <BR> coffee cake <BR> <BR> For lunch for me, chicken and peppers <BR> coffee cake of course <BR> <BR> Hubby went to town today. <BR> <BR> I want to vacuum and mop the main floors today. <BR> <BR> I walked 1 mile already. Day 4, and feeling better. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Gi... Wed, 10 May 2017 10:56:16 EST Tuesday, 5/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> What's cookin' good lookin'? <BR> <BR> I think we are having pizza rolls for lunch. I want to use them up and get them out of the freezer. Not very healthy, but what can I say. <BR> <BR> Tonight we are having the baked talipia, oven baked potatoes with sour cream,and green beans. Maybe coffee cake for dessert. <BR> <BR> It seems like I have been walking I can't believe this is only the third day...oh my. <BR> I did not want to walk last night. I had ... Tue, 9 May 2017 10:50:17 EST Monday, May 8 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Looks like another day with sunshine. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I'm changing the bedding and last night I got ahead with the Monday house blessing. <em>582</em> <BR> <BR> I need to decide what to pull out of the freezer for dinner. I was given bags of lettuce so that will make a nice salad. I also have some ripe bananas to make into something. <BR> <BR> Patty, I'm so proud of you for setting your walking goal and getting it done. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR... Mon, 8 May 2017 09:44:45 EST Monday, 5/8 Good morning girls, <BR> I am trying to make healthier changes to my life. <BR> I used to not get dressed until around 10:30 or 11. Now I usually either wash up or take a shower, and get dressed as soon as I get up. I like it much better this way, but it is soooooo hard to make good choices, and to change bad habits. <BR> <BR> I walked 1 mile this morning. <BR> I got up, washed up, dressed, and went out and walked. <BR> <BR> <BR> We are going to Manistee today. <BR> Going to the salvage st... Mon, 8 May 2017 09:41:31 EST Sunday, May 7 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It is so wonderful to see blue skies and sunshine this morning. After church I hope to spend some time in the garden. <BR> <BR> Patty, the picture of the diet plate and how young un's think of us about computer language were so funny. It's nice to find a smile. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to be shaping and frying pork sausage patties - some to freeze for... Sun, 7 May 2017 10:39:20 EST Saturday 5/6 Good Saturday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? I am enjoying a rainy day. We had a thunderstorm last evening and it rained all night. And so far it has rained all day today. And chill, only 44 degrees, We must be getting the rain that you had yesterday, Karen. <BR> <BR> Patty, How is your dh feeling? I was so sad to hear that he isn't doing so well. I hope and pray that all works out for you two. <BR> <BR> Karen, Thanks for sharing the wedding photos. They l... Sat, 6 May 2017 12:47:36 EST Friday May 5 Good morning ladies! <BR> <BR> I thought I'd surprise everyone and pop in early to wish you a Happy Friday! Do you do anything special on weekends or is it just another day? <BR> <BR> I don't have to work on weekends, so I think it gives me the excitement of two whole days to plan for myself. I can take on bigger projects or just relax. <BR> <BR> We had a lot of rain last evening and during the night. It has stopped now. I just listened to the weather and we are supposed to have thunder... Fri, 5 May 2017 07:44:36 EST Thursday, May 4 <img src=""> <BR> I hope you are all having a good day. <BR> <BR> I had to go to Fred Meyer early for a prescription and hoping to find strawberries. I'll be slicing the strawberries soon to go on a pudding cake for the Bible study dessert. <BR> <BR> Patty, Does the Calzone reheat well? <BR> <BR> Karen, I'm looking forward to hearing about the wedding. <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 May 2017 13:17:28 EST Wednesday, May 3 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> After the fog lifts we are going to get a glimpse of sunshine! <BR> <BR> TOPS meeting this morning. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a great middle of the week day. Wed, 3 May 2017 09:25:22 EST Tuesday, May 2 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Spring showers here. <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> I've got a short meeting today at church. <BR> <BR> I put the roast I got on discount yesterday in the crockpot so today I'll portion it into meal-size for the freezer. I'm thinking of Beef &amp; Noodles or Beef Stroganoff for dinner. A salad with that and black cherry gelatin for dessert. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Patty mentioned playing Solitaire. I play Double Klondike turn 3 online and also I do an online Jig... Tue, 2 May 2017 10:58:54 EST Monday, May 1 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It was so fun turning the calendar page to May. Lots of fun things happening this month. Mother's Day and birthday including our Patty's birthday at the end of the month. Hopefully a bit more sunshine. <BR> <BR> I'm also pulling up my bootstraps to take better care of my health. Better, eating, (NOT bringing tempting goodies home from the store), moving more, gett... Mon, 1 May 2017 10:35:38 EST Sunday, April 30 <img src=""> <BR> Goodbye April, we're ready for May! <BR> <BR> Church and then the baby shower today. <BR> <BR> Do you remember some of the Quacker Factory shirts from the 1990s? I was working then and had about 4 of them - the really nice white fabric, so well made, with the yokes inset with colorful fabric - one was cats, another was birdhouses and there were button covers that matched? I love them. I'd wash ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:50:08 EST Saturday, 4/29 Good morning girls, <BR> Karen, I put the pic of my Denim &amp; Co tops on my blog. If you click on them,. you can see the embroidery on them. <BR> <BR> I have been playing games and puttering around. <BR> I play a game, change my sheets. <BR> Play a game, fold a load of clothes. <BR> Play a game, get washed up. <BR> Play a game, get dressed. I think you get the idea. <BR> <BR> I still need to clean my office. I have not done it yet. Maybe today I will do some of it. <BR> I need to get the ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:17:36 EST Friday, 4/28 Good morning girls, <BR> You realize that 4 months have nearly gone by already this year. For most of us we are coming into the nicest part of the year. <BR> <BR> Supposed to be in the 40's <em>259</em> today and rainy. <em>27</em> Not sure if we are staying home or not today. Hubby will decide later. Probably we will venture out, but we shall see. <BR> <BR> I finished my crocheted hat <em>107</em> this morning, just a plain yellow one, single crochet, with a scalloped border. <BR>... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:54:35 EST Thursday, April 27 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Our forecast for almost a week is no rain! DH and I could use some fresh air and sunshine. We're still in the 50s. <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope you'll be able to drop in for a visit today. How is your grandson doing? How are your farm projects coming along? <BR> <BR> Glenna, How are studies going for your final exam? <BR> <BR> Patty, Are you going to town today? I wish we all could go to your Good Will with you, we'd have so much fun. We have lots of moss in our ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:54:55 EST Wednesday, April 26 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Would you be shocked if I told you it's raining again today? <em>211</em> Another day or two and then we have some rainless days. <BR> <BR> I decided I need a break and I'm taking a day off from TOPS. It's such a relief to me to be able to just sit here drinking my morning coffee and watching an old movie on TCM. <BR> <BR> The banana pudding with diced ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:33:01 EST Tuesday, 4/25 <img src=""> <img src="">Good morning Girls, <BR> Carpet men are here now. Two of them, so they should be able to finish it today. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I would also like new carpet in the bedrooms and new flooring in the bathroom upstairs, but we shall see on that. Not this year, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> I only did 1 round on my... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:23:51 EST Places - A to Z A - America <em>652</em> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:04:43 EST Monday, April 24 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? <BR> <BR> Monday house blessing here. Then I want to work on the family room and who knows what else. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking Salisbury steak and potatoes for dinner. Leaf lettuce &amp; tomato salad. Black cherry gelatin for dessert. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:55:13 EST Sunday, 4/23 Good Sunday morning to you Girls, <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Staying home today. <BR> <BR> Grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. <BR> Have no idea what is for supper. Hubby needs to decide what he will eat. He is getting picky in our old age. Either that or I am a bad <BR> <BR> Some cleaning upstairs in the bedrooms t... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:53:12 EST Saturday, April 22 <img src="">Happy Saturday girls! <BR> <BR> It's a rainy day here. I'm glad we got some yard work done yesterday while the sun was shining. <BR> <BR> We've been watching Father Dowling Mysteries then Garden Time will be on. After that I'm thinking about a trip to Good Will or maybe some garage sales. I also want to stop at Main Street Market where the meat is so good and they often have a discount area. That's t... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:16:08 EST FRIDAY 4/21/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi girls <BR> <BR> This is how I think a lot until I have to go out and do things or wake up at 4 in the morning not able to sleep. I think it is good to think of ourselves as younger. That way we keep on trying to do things. I have always loved this picture above. <BR> <BR> I am of course at DS's house. DH is helping him with pouring some concrete at a job he is doing. So most likely... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:49:15 EST Thursday, April 20 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> It's raining a bit this morning but I think it's going to clear off. I hope so, I'd like to do more yard work this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I'm grocery shopping this morning. <BR> <BR> I want to make Tex Mex Fiesta Casserole for dinner. I have rice and bell peppers. Need lean ground beef and check the recipe to see what else - oh, probably rf cheese. <BR> <BR> Crushed pineapple has gotten so expensive! And pudding and gelatin!... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:31:21 EST Wednesday, 4/19 Good morning Girls, <img src=""> <BR> I'm going in. Who wants to join <BR> <BR> Hubby has a chiro apt today. <BR> <BR> Me, I am staying home. <BR> I need to do some cleaning, some crochet and loom knitting. <BR> <BR> Not much else to report. <BR> <BR> Glenna, good to see you posting on here. Congrats on the test. <BR> You have worked really hard on this. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:45:34 EST Tuesday, April 18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I am a happy camper today. <em>106</em> <em>30</em> I went to Costco yesterday with a rebate coupon and among other things I got a bag of French roast coffee. I had switched to something else and while it was ok, this makes my morning better. <BR> <BR> Also the sun is out today! <em>67</em> Later on when the ground has dried up a bit I will weed the f... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:31:32 EST Monday, April 17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The caption on the picture is Drink More Water! <BR> <BR> Here goes another month flying by. How did we get to mid-April so fast? <BR> <BR> A little rain today but tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so I hope to take care of all inside work today so I can be outside tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Signs of spring: the maple tree in my front yard is forming tiny green lea... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:24:21 EST Sunday, Happy Easter! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter ladies! <BR> <BR> It's my husband's birthday also. I made one of those angelfood cakes where you only add a can of sugar free cherry pie filling (or 20 oz can of pineapple is another good one). I will make him his favorite French toast for breakfast and then off to church. <BR> <BR> Our oldest son and his lady friend will be here for dinner and to visit. <BR> <BR> I'm thinkin... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 10:56:52 EST Saturday, April 15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good start to the weekend. <BR> <BR> We've got blue skies and it will be partly sunny today and it's very welcome! <BR> <BR> Our youngest son got here last night. I'm about to make the guys breakfast and we plan to go to a flea market and hopefully walk on the river walk. <BR> <BR> I was so tired yesterday, I actually went to bed for a couple of hours. <BR> <... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:59:32 EST Good Friday, April 14 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your day going? <BR> <BR> I hope to go to a Good Friday service today and our youngest son will be getting here this evening. Guest room is ready. I hope to do some baking - bread and those oatmeal cookies for DH. Some sf black cherry gelatin for me. <BR> <BR> I hope Nina is able to pop in to visit this weekend. <BR> <BR> I'll check back in a bit. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:51:48 EST Thursday, April 12 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Cloudy and rainy here. I'm going to a Bible study this afternoon and getting ready for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Patty, That must be some job removing old carpeting. It can be pretty heavy - do you have a place to dump it? <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope everyone is getting well at the nursing home. Will your sister be able to have the tooth removed? Mine never swelled but it hurt if I bit down near it and turned out to be infected. I have been so glad to have that too... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:51:20 EST Wednesday. 4/12 Good afternoon Girls, <BR> We went to lunch at senior center today. Chicken parmesan, spaghetti, broad beans, beets, pineapple. That was my lunch. But then I went up for a bit of poppy seed loaf in cool whip. <BR> <BR> Maybe ham for supper with potato salad. <BR> <BR> The guy just came out to measure the daycare for carpeting. <BR> We will start moving stuff upstairs tonight, so it can be all cleaned out for hubby to eliminate the old carpet. <BR> <BR> I have not finished anything, and I... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:59:29 EST Tuesday, April 11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> The cats must be eating a JoAnna or Marlene pie! <BR> <BR> Cloudy and 38 this morning. <BR> <BR> I need to go to the laundromat today. Nothing else too exciting. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a super day. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:08:07 EST Monday, 4/10 Good morning girls. <BR> This month is 1/3 over. We have 20 more days in <BR> April. I love April, blue skies, warmer weather, thunderstorms, things sprouting up and growing, tiny little flowers starting to grow. <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Not much going on here today. Not sure if we are going to senior center for lunch or not. <BR> <BR> Nothing else to report. Just cleaning and crochet today. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:09:25 EST Sunday, April 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Isn't it interesting and fun how we encourage each other on to finding healthy, economical recipes and getting organized/decluttering. We've all been making meals and taking care of our homes for decades and it does get boring. <BR> <BR> I also love seeing what the creative ones are making and fun trips to local events. <BR> <BR> My son's lady friend went t... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 11:59:53 EST Saturday, 4/8 Good morning Girls, <img src="">Aren't these pretty crocheted flowers. <BR> Hope everyone is having a good day. <BR> <BR> 62 degrees is forecast for today, and sunshine. <BR> We were going to go to town, but we changed our minds and decided to stay home. <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening here today. I do want to finish that afghan. I have not been as yarny as before...maybe spring? who knows, but I do not spend as ... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 09:55:27 EST Friday, April 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> For some reason when I write the date I keep thinking it's March. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! Anything special going on this weekend? <BR> <BR> I have some black cherry sf Jello and I think I'll just make a plain bowl of it. And I have some sf banana cream pudding - no bananas. But I think I'll make a pie with the pudding. I do have graham cracker crusts. We're ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 10:12:40 EST Thursday, April 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Rain, rain, rain and high winds tomorrow. I want to see some sunshine one of these days. <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> I decided to make rice custard today so I'll steam some rice in a bit and have some of that with dinner, too. I got a rice steamer from QVC quite a few years ago and it works so well for making rice and also hard boiled eggs. It does other thing... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 11:12:34 EST Wednesday, April 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm still thinking about cherries and how delicious they are - and bright and pretty! <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready to go to TOPS and will be filling in for the Treasurer again. Quite a few owe their monthly dues so I'll be busy. <BR> <BR> So I need to get hopping! I'll check back later. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Wednesday. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:46:21 EST Tuesday, April 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Another cloudy/partly sunny day here. I will soak it up. Yesterday I was knee deep in TOPS business but today I want to get outside. <BR> <BR> Patty, Did you make a dessert? I love desserts! I want to make one, too. I really need to get up to WalMart after payday to stock up on puddings OR make my own using Splenda. <BR> <BR> Karen, Where do you buy your ... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 12:10:11 EST Monday, April 3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee. <em>106</em> Thinking about what's in store today. I think DH is getting DS to help him move the second bookcase into the family room. Means a lot of reorganizing to make room for that to come out of the room and down the hall, across <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here is another Monday already. What do you have planned for to... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 10:43:02 EST Sunday, 4/2 Good morning girls, <BR> It is nice and sunny out. Not sure of the temps, but I think it will be in the 50's again. <BR> <BR> We are delivering a bike to someone in Ludington, 65 miles from here. A nice day for a drive. <BR> He is paying us $25 delivery and gas. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for the day? <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:12:03 EST Saturday, April 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning and happy April, <BR> <BR> We are starting out with morning rain but it's supposed to stop (yay). <BR> <BR> Anybody play an April Fools joke on you? Not here. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:33:15 EST Friday, 3/31 Good morning Girls, <BR> I forgot to tell you yesterday that the stove is all hooked up and putting out heat. We were able to turn the furnace back down...yay. <BR> <BR> <BR> This stove works differently than our one we just took out. <BR> First of all, the old one loaded from the top, this one loads from the front. I like the front loader better than the top. <BR> <BR> Secondly, this new one has a smaller fire box, not length ways, but in the height for less wood to load at a time. Fine d... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:51:09 EST Thursday, March 30 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It might be we have just a cloudy day here. I'd welcome that after all the rain. I heard we've had the rainiest March ever - 15" I think. Of course, that's why it's so green here. <BR> <BR> I hope all goes well for Patty at Chemo today. I'm looking forward to her blog pics of the applique she made for a sweater and hat with cherries and a cherry tree I think. ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:14:57 EST Wednesday, 3/29 Good morning Girls, <BR> I feel like a truck ran over me during the <em>343</em> <em>33</em> <BR> combo of too much sugar and too much moving heavy weighted wood stoves...bah <BR> It will be better tomorrow. <BR> <BR> The blazing glory chili, man in mind, was good. <BR> <BR> Just filled out my pill box for the month. It takes me 15 minutes to do 28 bins. I sure do not like filling it, but it beats every day or week. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here. I worked a bit on... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:15:54 EST Tuesday, March 28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Can you believe this is the last week in March?! Where did it go? <BR> <BR> What's the weather where you are? We are in rain mode until who knows when. <BR> <BR> Patty, I can just imagine how hard it was to move that wood stove.. Do you have aches and pains today? <BR> <BR> Karen, How was the bread? <BR> <BR> Nina, It was fun sharing your birthday party yesterday. <BR> <BR> Iris sends a... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:03:15 EST Monday, March 27 Happy Birthday Nina <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>383</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> Good morning girls and happy birthday Nina! <BR> <BR> We're having a cyber birthday party today. I've got coffee, tea and some of Nina's special blend of hot chocolate. Pull up a chair at the table and let's have fun. <BR> <BR> I'm bringing some red print cotton fabric that Nina likes to use for her rugs. <BR> <BR> After the party it's Monday house blessing and I need to go ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:11:24 EST Name one thing that makes you happy This should put us in a positive frame of mind: Name one thing that makes you happy. <BR> <BR> Robins singing at dusk <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:22:25 EST Sunday, March 26 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> We're having some spring rain. <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready to go to church. Our son will leave some time in the afternoon. Then just a quiet day. <BR> <BR> I have some lean chicken sausages and some special noodles. I think I'll do that with veggies for lunch. <BR> <BR> Karen, There weren't any puzzles at the sale. Lots of books. One of our members loves to do jigsaw puzzles so she would have enjoyed them, too. Her husband has dementia/alzhe... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:47:18 EST Later Saturday, March 25 <img src="">Good evening ladies (or good night ladies), <BR> <BR> It's been quite a day here. I was up at 6 (ugh!) and out of the house at 7:30 to work on the garage sale all day. I think it was a success, TOPS group made money, lots of people found treasures, and we all had a good visit. During the sale a fellow came through and gave us his business card that he has a newer thrift shop and would pick up all the ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:40:27 EST Friday, March 24 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What is Friday bringing your way? <BR> <BR> We've got a bit of rain. This afternoon I'm helping set up for the TOPS garage sale. My youngest son called last night to say he'd be here this weekend which is always a treat. <BR> <BR> I've been having fun surfing around Living On A Dime website. Some really good information there and I enjoy the videos. <BR> <... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:23:09 EST Thursday, March 23 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm an early bird. It's 3 AM here and I'm just awake. It's cold and I haven't slept enough so I'll head back to bed soon. <BR> <BR> What's in store for today? <BR> <BR> I need to make a pie to take to a church gathering this evening. I have graham cracker and some other crusts, so probably a chocolate cream pie. <BR> <BR> Also need to bring some garage sale things over to the TOPS sale. <BR> <BR> And I need some "me" time. It is supposed to rain so trea... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:16:50 EST Wednesday, March 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm popping in to say "hi" before I head out to TOPS. <BR> <BR> I'll be dropping off bags and boxes of things for the TOPS garage sale so they are definitely out of the house! <BR> <BR> I'll check back later. <BR> <BR> How is your day going? Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:02:12 EST Tuesday, March 21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> It rained in the night but looks like we get a break today. We'll walk on the river walk today. <BR> <BR> I'm going to finish with the books in the family room today and then continue sorting through things in the guest room to put in the TOPS garage sale. <BR> <BR> Any signs of spring where you are? I'm seeing more daffodils and crocuses in bloom. My sweet violet... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:50:59 EST Monday, March 20 SPRING! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> First day of Spring! Does it look like spring where you are? It does here - light rain. That's Oregon. <BR> <BR> Monday house blessing today (sweep, mop, clean bathrooms, dust, vacuum). <BR> <BR> My goal of walking 2 days a week (to start) worked well for me last week. I was watching Spark Guy's blog video about the new Community section on our Start Page and decided to include the goal... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:27:48 EST Sunday, 3/19 Good morning girls, <BR> Our newish neighbors just came over and brought us some venison burger and some homemade maple wasn't that so thoughtful? I gave her some hand made dish cloths. She wants me to teach her how to crochet. What a nice family they are. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hubby is cooking lunch. Something he found in the freezer...I am still in my jammies. I threw a robe on and went to meet them. <BR> <BR> I am going to organize my sock drawer this morning, DONE...then tonight I... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:51:48 EST Fruits & veggies Most of us want to eat more fresh fruits &amp; veggies. <BR> <BR> What fresh veggie do you almost always have on hand &amp; how do you use it? Have you tried to broaden your basket lately? I usually have a salad mix on hand but really need to increase my grocery list in that department. <BR> <BR> The fruit that I always have available is plain old apple. I love to make apple salad. <BR> <BR> Share what is in your fruit &amp; veggie bin. Maybe I will be inspired. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:38:02 EST Saturday, 3/18 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I'll probably write a letter today, but I have so much to talk about... <em>334</em> big <BR> <BR> First of all, I didn't want to get up this morning. I just felt down, and didn't want to start the day. <BR> All of a sudden, the thought came to me...this is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it...I could either be down all day and have a pity party, or I could decide to be happy and have a good day. Guess which I decided? You gu... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:54:28 EST Friday, March 17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Happy St. Patrick's Day! <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Are you wearing your green? <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my morning coffee and watching Finian's Rainbow. <BR> <BR> There's a chocolate mint pie - I think I'll make that into just a pudding. <BR> <BR> Nina will be on her way back to AZ today. And better breathing. <BR> <BR> Patty, How are things going with you? How did you e... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:46:15 EST Thursday, March 16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful day here. The sky is blue mostly and the sun is out. Just makes everything sunnier. <BR> <BR> I had to attend to some TOPS things this morning and then DH drove me to the quilting group at church. We always have a super time. One brought a chicken soup, I brought some orange rye bread, another brought egg salad and another cheese to go on t... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:49 EST Wednesday, 3/15 Goodness Girls, the month is half over. Where on earth did it go? <BR> <BR> The chicken and dumplings are very good. I used Joanna's recipe for dumplings in the Another Potful book. <BR> <BR> I am going to make a pie this afternoon. My own recipe I think, though Joanna has so many pie recipes, she probably has one just like this one. <BR> <BR> Chocolate strawberry cheesecake pie <BR> <BR> take some sliced strawberries and put in the bottom of a gc crust. <BR> <BR> Stir 1 pkg. of cream ch... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:59:13 EST Tuesday, March 14 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> I am not sleeping well since the time change. I adjust eventually but in the meantime, it's tiresome. <BR> <BR> Today I need to work on filing taxes. Doesn't that sound like fun? <BR> <BR> I hope you girls out where it's snowing are doing all right. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:19:24 EST Monday, March 13 Good morning <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> MMMmm, the coffee is good this morning. It's raining and in the 50s today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is everyone adjusting to Daylight Savings Time? Nina, does all of AZ stay on standard time or is it by region? I'm getting to bed later and then sleeping later. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a great day. <BR> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:10:46 EST Sunday, March 12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> It's a pretty day here. We just got home from church and finished with lunch. So a nice, peaceful afternoon ahead. <BR> <BR> There are quite a few ships down in the river waiting for the ok to head up to Portland. Some said they've been there a few days so not sure if it's a Longshoreman issue or what. A pretty site. <BR> <BR> Chris, Glad you are home and I'll ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:11:46 EST Saturday, 3/11 Good morning Girls, <BR> Hubby is wearing a pair of his new pants today...they really fit nicely, better than any he has ever had. <BR> So if you have a short hubby or friend, send them to, the catalogue store. They are called jeans, but they are made out of polyester...really nice, with a zigzag on the buttocks. They are called gentlemen's stretch jeans... <BR> <BR> Ok, woke up early this morning. bah <BR> <BR> I finished the body of that sweater. It is terrible yarn to work wit... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:02:12 EST Friday 3/10 Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> Nina, I am so sorry your mom isn't feeling well at all. I hope she is better today. Sending love and prayers your way. <BR> <BR> I is snowing hard here this morning. When I woke up it was raining and soon changed to snow. I think it is supposed to be over with by noontime. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hello to everybody! I hope you have a good day! I have EMT classes tomorrow. I always look forward to those. Our text book is almost 1600 pages. ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:55:33 EST Thursday 3/9/17 Nina, I am so sorry to hear that your mother has taken a turn for the worse. Prayers for all of you. The almond tree picture was so pretty. I can see why they call it snow. <BR> <BR> Patty and girls, Yes, weight loss is a trying journey. I was losing right along and then had a 2# gain. No, I wasn't surprised. I knew it was coming. And now it seems I have lost my motivation. I think we all go through that. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:17:58 EST Wednesday, March 8 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> This is a TOPS day for me and I'll be leaving soon to help set up for the meeting. We'll have two new members this morning. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good middle-of-the-week day. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:21:53 EST Tuesday, 3/7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The rain is back - it's like the energizer bunny, keeps going and going. <em>257</em> <BR> We are supposed to get high winds this afternoon. <BR> <BR> My husband is driving again today which means it's a good time for me to dig in and get projects done. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I picked up chicken breasts and want to try a second Marlene Koch recipe from her... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 10:51:34 EST Salad Bowl A to Z Maybe this will put us in mind for fresh veggies &amp; fruit: <BR> <BR> A - Arugula Mon, 6 Mar 2017 20:15:29 EST Monday 3/6/17 . Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:18:50 EST Monday, 3/6 Good morning Girls, <BR> Early here in Michigan. <BR> <BR> I'm going to go downstairs and knit and have some coffee. I have been up since 4. Wide awake. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here today as far as I know. Leftovers for meals. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 05:22:46 EST Sunday, March 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> We woke up to snow covering the ground. I think we got Patty's thunder snow - had a clap of thunder about 4 AM and then the sound of hail. <BR> <BR> My husband got called to drive yesterday so we'll have our Lime Nut Salad today plus have leftovers of the chicken verde chili. <BR> <BR> Karen, I'm still smiling thinking about your St. Paddy's Day light-up ha... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:18:00 EST Saturday, March 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> March 4th - the only date with a command! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> I check the weather forecast first thing and we may get a dusting of snow tonight and tomorrow night- that was a surprise. Something fluffier than rain! <BR> <BR> I've got a hankering for Lime Nut Salad. I think I have lime sf Jello. <BR> <BR> The crockpot chicken verde was good. I may have read th... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 10:23:58 EST Friday, 3/3 Good morning Girls, <BR> Can you believe 2 months gone already. But we still have 10 more months to make this a great healthy year. We can do this. <BR> <BR> Cold here today, only 17 right now, and a high of 20...brrr <BR> The wood stove is going and the little heater is on high. <BR> <BR> Going to lunch at senior center today. Will be nice to see our friends. <BR> <BR> Been knitting a bit. I finished a lavender baby hat yesterday, but it turned out way too small. I will use it for a doll ... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:43:05 EST Penny for your thoughts Thursday, 3/2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning/afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> I slept so well last night and now waiting for the plumber. Yesterday he said that afternoon, then early this morning, now around 10 o'clock. Oh, I wish our regular plumber wasn't so busy - he couldn't come til Tuesday. Why am I not confident this new guy will show up in half an hour from now? <BR> <BR> I want my kitchen working again! I'm still wait... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:41:15 EST Wednesday, March 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy March girls, <BR> <BR> I love turning that calendar page to see what's coming. It's warming up a bit but I hear there still could be snow down the road. <BR> <BR> Today is my TOPS meeting and then afterwards we are having a craft time over at one of the member's homes to make handouts from our chapter to others at the upcoming State Recognition Days. I'm not going to SRD this year b... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:54:16 EST Tuesday, 2/28 Good morning Girls, <img src="">I like this <BR> <BR> We are going to town for a bit of fun soon. <BR> <BR> Not too much else going on here right now. <BR> I found some more yarn for baby sweaters. This has pink variegated. I have already chosen buttons for yes, I am addicted. I admit it. <BR> <BR> Carolyn, you can click on my blog and see my knit and crochet projects. <BR> <BR> Have a go... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:21:08 EST Marvelous Monday, 2/27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Only two more days in February. I am so looking forward to turning that calendar page to March and seeing "first day of spring". Our forecast right now is about a week of rain but this area is very changeable and I do hope we get some glimpses of sunshine. <BR> <BR> Today I've got a list of things to get done starting with Monday housecleaning. I hope to get ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:15:03 EST Chris from Colorado Hi, I am a wife, mother, grandmother to 6, have 4 dogs right now, and I dabble in crafts from time-to-time. Started on a crocheted afghan for my daughter but broke my hand so didn't get anywhere on it yet. I have terrible insomnia and get 3-4 hours sleep a day, if I am lucky. Been yo-yo dieting since I was about 45-years-old I guess. Always was thin prior to that point. It's like my body went berserk all at once. It was probably the health issues I am facing that did it. I'd like to take off ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:33:27 EST Sunday, February 26 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee, listening to the rain. Yesterday was so sunny and nice I wish it could have lasted. <BR> <BR> I've got a cat on the arm of my chair leaning on my arm as I write this. <BR> <BR> I've got a hankering for Mexican food after Patti mentioned tacos or tostadas. So I think I'll make a trip to Safeway after church for some ingre... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:05:59 EST Saturday, 2/25 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> It is nasty here today. Snowing, overcast and cold. We are staying home. <BR> <BR> Baked oatmeal for breakfast <BR> pancakes and eggs with strawberries for lunch <BR> <BR> for supper <BR> tacos on a tostada <BR> strawberries <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:51:45 EST Cities - A to Z A - Astoria Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:10:44 EST Friday 2/24 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I had a post all ready to go and it went poof! So it is floating around out here some where. <BR> <BR> I have been staying busy with EMT studies. I go to class tomorrow. I am looking forward to that. We had 7 chapters to do this time. And I got all of them finished. I am enjoying classes very much. <BR> <BR> We have had unusual weather this winter. More like spring. It has been warm and nice about all week. Well we had some clouds and a few sprinkles of ra... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:41:00 EST Thursday, February 23 <img src="">Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? <BR> <BR> I went to a doctor's appointment with my husband this morning and will go to another one tomorrow. The one today was to help him reset his sleep patterns and he is making progress on that. <BR> <BR> It's been a beautiful day here after the morning fog burned off. It was frosty and slick when we got to the clinic. <BR> <BR> Patty, How ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:43:42 EST Wednesday, 2/22 <img src="">Good morning Girls, <BR> Marge, we had our baked oatmeal again this morning. <BR> We have it about 5 times a week. <BR> this time I used a can of pears in juice, drained and chopped, 3 eggs, and a 6 ounce carton of yogurt to replace the oil. <BR> These add more protein, less fat. <BR> I also added chopped apricots. <BR> <BR> On the baby green sweater, I have finished the yoke, put the sleeves on yarn t... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:46:16 EST Tuesday, 2/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> I have been awake since 5. <BR> <BR> I sewed on the buttons for the sweater and hat, and started the newborn to 3 month size sweater in baby green. A different pattern than the white set. <BR> <BR> Last night for supper we had water fried, no oil, cabbage, onions and ham with fresh strawberries for dessert. What a yummy supper. We will have it again tonight. <BR> <BR> Supposed to be 53 here today. It is 47 out right now and foggy. <BR> Tomorrow supposed to be 63 d... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:18:52 EST Monday, 2/20 Good morning Girls, <BR> I slept well last night...yay <BR> <BR> Going to go downstairs to finish up that little baby sweater. Am about half done with second sleeve. Then to start the hat and booties to go with it. <BR> Then I want to make a lighter green newborn size set. <BR> <BR> Can you believe that only 1 more week in Feb. Almost 2 months gone, not to be gotten back. Have we been kind? <BR> Have we made healthy choices? <BR> <BR> We are going to DS and DDIL this afternoon for peach p... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:39:56 EST Sunday, February 19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your Sunday going? <BR> <BR> I'm about to put a turkey in the oven. I'm not doing all the fixings like Thanksgiving but we will have mashed potatoes and gravy. I'll be able to send leftovers home with both of my sons. <BR> <BR> My lower back is bothering me. I'm glad my son will be able to lift the turkey into the oven. I think carrying the turkey fro... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:31:55 EST Saturday, February 18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> It is supposed to be partly sunny here but the ground is wet with rain. Hopefully this will clear off like it did yesterday and we can get a walk in on the river walk. Our high today is supposed to be 48. <BR> <BR> Our youngest son is here this weekend and it's nice to visit with him. <BR> <BR> What's going on in your... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:07:30 EST Friday, 2/17 Good morning girls, <BR> I came on here late last night, and no one had posted...we were a quiet bunch yesterday. <BR> <BR> I worked hours on a little baby sweater night before last and yesterday. I am on row 56 of 87 rows, then on to the sleeves. It is in pure snowy white, with a small stitch pattern in the yoke. A 9 month size. I love this pattern. Knitting sure takes me longer than crocheting...but it is very therapeutic as well. It will have green buttons, because he is an avid Michigan ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:52:33 EST Wednesday, 2/15 Afternoon Girls. <BR> Lots of new pics on my blog. <BR> <BR> Norwegian meatballs from Potful for supper with potatoes and strawberries. <BR> <BR> Nothing else going on here today. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:25:06 EST Happy Valentine's Day 2/14/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a great day! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:10:44 EST Creamy Mac 'n Cheese This is my first recipe post, am I in the right place? If not, someone please point me in the right direction. <BR> Recently my friend Glenna told me about some new cookbooks she had just ordered from amazon, "Taste of Home's Light &amp; Tasty Annual Recipes," available for several different years. They're a collection of all the recipe's from their magazine for that year in cookbook form. They all have nutrition information included which I really like so I decided to order some myself. <... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:39:19 EST Monday, 2/13 Good morning girls, <BR> I have lost 1/2 pound in 1 month. Not very fast is it. It sure came on a lot faster than that. <BR> Oh well, 1/2 a pound is 2 sticks of butter. <BR> <BR> Going to lunch at senior center today. <BR> Nothing else happening here today. <BR> A bit of cleaning, a bit of cooking. <BR> Lot's of yarny work. <BR> <BR> Have a god day Girls Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:36:21 EST Sunday, February 12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Cloudy day here and 35 this morning. I have some snowdrops blooming. <BR> <BR> One cat on the back of my chair and the other on the hassock in front of my chair. How cozy can you get? Sometimes I barely have a space to set the laptop when I get up. <BR> <BR> Church this morning and nothing special this afternoon. There's a new Hallmark movie about the Amish ... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:16:16 EST Saturday, 2/11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday girls, <BR> <BR> Hooray, it's not supposed to rain today and we'll see some sunshine! <BR> <BR> I love Saturday mornings. Even though we don't work any longer, it feels like "a day off". <BR> <BR> This afternoon we are going to the Chinese restaurant buffet for our friend's birthday party. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:06:17 EST Friday, 2/10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> Aren't you ready for spring?! <BR> <BR> How is your day going? Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I have two perks today. We are low on funds with the furnace repair cost so it was delightful to hear the birthday party at a Chinese restaurant tomorrow is a buffet and no cost. Also, Fred Meyer periodically sends rewards and I've got almost $15 to use. <... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:06:37 EST Thursday, 2/9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's windy and rainy here this morning. <BR> <BR> DH is driving again and I'm going to a Bible study this afternoon. <BR> <BR> I see it's National Bagel Day. On tv they are showing a Portland bagel shop and the news guy is sampling lox and cream cheese on a bagel - yum! Haven't had anything like that in a long time. <BR> <BR> Patty &amp; Glenna, are you ... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:52:16 EST Wednesday, 2/8 Good morning girls, I have a funny picture for you. I think we can all relate. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No school closings for today in our area. <BR> Hubby has a chiro appt. I am staying home. <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening here. <BR> Bit of cleaning and laundry folding, bit of cooking, lots of knit and <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:44:42 EST Tuesday, 2/7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Today is my son's birthday. I'm sure glad he was here on the weekend for a visit because last night our furnace quit working and it's mighty cold this morning. We have one small space heater which is better than nothing. The furnace repair guy should be here this afternoon. So I'm bundled up! <BR> <BR> Did I tell you I made Marge's baked oatmeal and it is del... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:50:28 EST Monday, February 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The ground is covered with snow. We think it's 3 or 4".The street was plowed but we're not sure how the rest of the roads are. Our son plans to leave for home around noon, hoping a lot of this will be melting. <BR> <BR> I just copied the Baked Oatmeal recipe and plan to make that today as well as banana bread. <BR> <BR> And today I'll make some turkey veget... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:04:33 EST Baked Oatmeal Recipe from Taste of Home Healthy Cooking from years ago <BR> <BR> Baked Oatmeal recipe <BR> <BR> 3 cup old-fashioned oats <BR> 1/2 cup brown sugar <BR> 2 tsp baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 2 egg whites (I have added 1 whole egg in place of egg whites at times) <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 1/4 cup lowfat milk <BR> 1/4 cup canola oil <BR> 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> 1 can (15 oz) peaches drained and chopped (I try and get in light syrup or sugar free) <BR> 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries <BR> 1/... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 11:29:28 EST Sunday, 2/5 Good morning Girls, <BR> New pics on my blog. Just 2 pair of slippers and some dishcloths. Nothing special. <BR> <BR> I forgot to tell you yesterday that I found FF cream cheese at Walmart. I picked up 12 of them. woohoo <BR> <BR> Leftovers today. We need to finish up that beef roast, and hubby wants pizza for supper. <BR> <BR> Then next week we will eat more on that soup. It was very good by the way. <BR> <BR> Iris, praying for your dgd. <BR> <BR> We got more snow overnight. Hubby is ou... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 11:04:53 EST Saturday, 2/4 Good morning Girls, <BR> Soup's on... <BR> I took the fat off the turkey broth <BR> took the turkey off the bones, there wasn't a lot of turkey, so I added 1 cup diced cooked chicken to it. <BR> 4 chicken bouillon cubes <BR> 1/2 tsp. pepper <BR> 1# baby carrots, not cut up <BR> 1 can undrained peas <BR> 3/4 onion, chopped <BR> a big bunch of celery, probably a cup or more <BR> I think that's it. I decided to not add potatoes because I will be cooking noodles in later. I will put them in aroun... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 10:18:12 EST Friday, 2/3 <img src="">Good early morning Girls, <BR> I am still awake, so I went downstairs earlier and finished my Wed. dishcloth...I am very behind on them, and today will need to make 2 of them. <BR> I didn't get any crocheting done on the afghan today either, so maybe I can make that up this weekend. Not sure if I can do 20 rows on it today, but maybe 15 today and 15 tomorrow. That would get me caught up with both of the... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 01:50:23 EST Thursday, February 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What do you think girls? Is spring coming or are we in for more winter? <BR> <BR> It's 39 here and we may get some snow tonight. <BR> <BR> The TOPS officers are coming over for a meeting this afternoon so I'm setting things up. I would have liked to have it in the family room but too many books to move at this point so the dining area is ok. <BR> <BR> So maybe I'll go over to Patty's fo... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 13:04:39 EST Wednesday, 2/1 Good morning girls, <BR> Goodness, Jan. is gone. Feb. is upon us...lets make good health decisions for Feb. Feb. is usually the worst month us here for us. More storms, more snow...etc. <BR> <BR> I have been awake since 4. Up since 5. Been playing games on the computer. Now going to go downstairs and work on my afghan. That should keep me warm with that on my lap. <BR> <BR> I don't know if any of you saw the post last night, but I finished the afghan that I was working on, also finished the... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 06:25:51 EST Tuesday, 1/31 Good morning girls, <BR> Last day of January. <BR> <BR> blood work today. <BR> <BR> I keep forgetting to tell you that I put new pics on my blog. Just some hats and dishcloths. <BR> <BR> I should finish a pair of socks today. You know what that means...I will naked needles. Time to start another pair...I seem to be drawn to green sock yarn lately. I must be hoping for spring...I need to choose which yarn to select. Fun fun fun <BR> <BR> spaghetti again tonight with corn and beans and frui... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:39:27 EST Last Monday in January 2017 <img src="">Here we are day before last in January. How are things going where you are? <BR> <BR> It's Monday house blessing here. Dust, sweep, mop, declutter. Do some planning and cooking. Enough to keep me busy all day. <BR> <BR> I decided to go ahead and move the treadmill that's been stored in the laundry room, into the family room on the opposite end of the room from where we'll be working on the bookcases.... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:30:26 EST Sunday, January 29, 2017 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another cool, cloudy day on the north Oregon coast. <BR> <BR> Church this morning, then in the afternoon I need to start organizing the books and things that will go in the bookcase and in the guest room to get ready for our youngest son coming down next weekend. Also plan meals. <BR> <BR> I just read an interesting Spark article on cravings/appetite. It said appetite is not the same as hunger - it's an interest in food. I'd always assumed they were the sam... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:27:57 EST Saturday, January 28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Can you believe we are this close to the end of January?! <BR> <BR> Just the usual here today plus we're going to see if we can get that bookcase put back together. We got it over 8 years ago and don't seem to have the instructions anymore so wish us luck! <BR> <BR> Meatloaf muffins, mashed potatoes and romaine salad for dinner. <BR> <BR> Glenna has her fi... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:47:19 EST Friday, January 27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday girls, <BR> <BR> It's nippy here this morning but mostly cloudy today. No snow to shovel. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> The annual church meeting went well last night. LOTS of notes to type up. At the potluck dinner some of us were talking about meatloaf. I think I'll make some meatloaf muffins- they are so good to have on hand, easy to thaw and use for a meal. <BR> <BR> Today ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:13:48 EST Thursday, 1/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> Glenna, snow and high of 36 here today. Not much snow though. <BR> <BR> I am working on the heel of the sock that I started yesterday. It is called Surf, and is the colors of the sea and wave crests. Really nice. So I just have 1 more sock after this one, to get past the heel. Then I will have 6 socks to work on the foot part...easy peasy, just knitting around and around. <BR> <BR> Nothing much happening here today. <BR> <BR> Chicken and potatoes for supper, wi... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:51:18 EST Wednesday, January 25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good afternoon/evening girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? The flu is going around here. I did get my flu shot. <BR> <BR> Today was my TOPS meeting and again I "turtled" (weight stayed the same). <BR> <BR> Do any of youu get Country Woman magazine? I used to and they just sent me a complimentary copy. There's instructions for making a throw rug from an old bathrobe and also felt hea... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:40:42 EST Tuesday 1/24 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I thought I had better stop in for a minute to say hello. I have been doing lots of studying for my EMT class. We had 6 chapters to do before we go to class again on Saturday. I am enjoying the online class. It is so much easier for me. <BR> <BR> It has been rain, rain, raining here. But I guess I shouldn't complain, we are supposed to have snow beginning on Thursday! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:16:37 EST Monday, 1/23 Good morning Girls, <BR> Three weeks into the new year. Are you making some good changes to become healthier? <BR> <BR> I thought about the amount of walking that I did in town, I could not have gotten almost a mile in. I just went to Goodwill and Walmart. They are big, but not that big. <BR> My pedometer must not work correctly when I put it on my shoe. The driveway is almost thawed out, there are ground spots, so I am going to put it on, and walk this morning, and count my steps while I am... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:41:51 EST Sunday, January 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday Morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everybody doing today? <BR> <BR> When I got up I still had to wash up the crockpot and a few things but I'm enjoying how much cleaner my kitchen is. <BR> <BR> When we get home from church, it's good to know we can have a nice, hot bowl of the lasagna soup. <BR> <BR> DH tells me there are some football games on today. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:23:02 EST Saturday, January 21 Use Patty's 1/21 post. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:49:59 EST Saturday, 1/21 Good morning girls, <BR> A dreary Sat. morning. We have had gray skies for a while again. <BR> <BR> Still working on socks. I am trying to get all of the already socks past the heel. Then it is just on to knit knit knit around until I get the correct 3 of row to the heel. I have 2 of them past the heel. Am working on the third one. I think I have 6 pair of socks started...oh my. <BR> <BR> Working on another dishcloth too. Same as the other pink one. <BR> \Nothing else to report. <BR> Not s... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:35:47 EST Friday, January 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi girls, <BR> <BR> Today I'm watching the Inauguration. <BR> <BR> We're splurging and having a steak, baked potato and salad of greens, tomato, cuke &amp; dressing. <BR> <BR> At some point we have to make a trip to Costco for essentials. <BR> <BR> If you missed yesterday, Patty posted pics of her yarny projects. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:45:51 EST Words with double letters Words with double letters: <BR> <BR> LeTTers Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:24:39 EST Thursday 1/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Anyone need some rain? I'd share it if I could. <BR> <BR> The Bible study postponed from last week is this afternoon now. I'm almost ready. I'll go to Safeway afterwards to pick up a few groceries. <BR> <BR> Do all of you get Marlene Koch's newsletter? Mine came by email today and there's a good looking recipe for lasagna I want to try- Quick &amp; Easy Bee... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:21:50 EST Wednesday, 1/18 Good morning Girls, <BR> Woke up to take a pill, and now I am wide awake. Think I will go downstairs to watch teaching messages and to either knit on my sock or crochet on my afghan.. <BR> <BR> Supposed to be in the 40's here today. <BR> <BR> I will check back in with you later. <BR> <BR> I just took Breakfast banana muffins from the oven, <BR> <BR> I made Breakfast banana muffin recipe in fresh from the hearth, page 75...yum <BR> <BR> Three cheese mac and cheese from Potful, page 179 <B... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:56:48 EST Tuesday, 1/17 Good morning Girls, <BR> another day of the year flying by fast. The 17th already. <BR> What have I accomplished? <BR> What have I changed for better health? <BR> Not much change so far...just little changes. <BR> <BR> I am going to cook 2 recipes from one of the Jan. newsletters, though I can't remember which one at this time, or even the names of the recipes... <BR> <BR> Supposed to be 39 here today, rainy this morning and overcast all day. Next few days will be in the 40's. Our January ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:01:39 EST Tuesday 1/17/2017 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Iris, I do not have an air fryer. Sometimes when I am considering purchasing something I am not familiar with, I'll go on Amazon and look it up. You can read other people's review of it and see how many stars it gets as far as ratings. Sometimes that helps me to make up my mind. <BR> <BR> Karen, It is warm and rainy here too. Mid 50's already. It has been raining pretty hard. <BR> <BR> Jan, I love Chinese too. I know what you mean about the scales thou... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:53 EST Two Words - Keep One, Drop One Keep one of the words and drop one word to add your own word: <BR> <BR> Example: New Year ........... New Moon <BR> <BR> Let's start with New Moon <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:39:37 EST Monday, January 16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning glories, <BR> <BR> It's another cold morning here. What's going on in your neck of the woods? <BR> <BR> Last night DH suggested getting take out Chinese food so that's what we did. I'm not getting on the scale this morning! <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:20:31 EST Sunday, January 15 Good golly here we are smack dab in the middle of January again. How did it fly by so fast?! <BR> <BR> It's 29 this morning and the furnace is humming. There's still just a bit of snow on the lawns because it's been too cold to melt even though the sun is shining beautifully this morning. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Patty and Karen, That's great the Turmeric capsules are working for you. <BR> <BR> Patty, I saw on a local Facebook cyber garage sale page someone had a knitting loom and I was t... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:42:30 EST Slow moving Saturday 1/14 Hi girls, <BR> <BR> We all survived Friday the 13th and here we are on Saturday. <BR> <BR> It's sunny and beautiful but real cold here. The sun is deceptive- you want to go outside but there's a blast of cold! <BR> <BR> Still working on those bookshelves. It's like decluttering. Takes a lot of willingness to discard things you probably won't read again. <BR> <BR> Today is Glenna's first class and let's wish her well. <BR> <BR> What's cooking today or do you have a day off from cooking?... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:59:42 EST Friday, January 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another cold morning (27). We've had our morning coffee and breakfast and will go to Fred Meyer to pick up a couple of essentials. The picture is the dining area/passage area to living room one way or family room the other. <BR> <BR> So good to hear from Nina and what a cute picture of the child finding a flower peeking out of the snow. I'm glad all is well t... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:26:08 EST Thursday, 1/12 Good morning girls, <BR> I paid monthly bills this morning. I also did the taxes. so we are all set to go, as soon as I can make an apt. We get them done for free at the senior center...hopefully you can too. <BR> <BR> Not much else going on here today. <BR> I think we are going to lunch at senior center. We also need to stop at the bank and the post office...really exciting stuff here today Girls. <BR> <BR> Eat well <BR> <BR> Have a good day. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:58:20 EST Wednesday, 1/11 Good morning Girls, <BR> It rained last night, so everything is covered with ice. <BR> schools are closed again. <BR> <BR> Oh my girls, I have gained 11 pounds since Nov. I need to stop NOW. bah. so discouraged...oh well. I got it off a few times, I can do it again. We can do it again Girls. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:02:21 EST Tuesday, January 10 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Just a quick stop in to say good morning. And to remind you to do your morning yoga!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And last, but not least: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Smile, God loves you and I do, too!!! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:37:36 EST Marvelous Monday, January 9, 2017 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning (or afternoon or evening) ladies, <BR> <BR> How is your week starting out? <BR> <BR> DH had an early appointment for a sleep study apparatus for the home so I've been puttering around here. I moved a picture from the dining area into the family room. Moved another picture from the guest room to the dining area. Changed some things on top of the cabinets. Made DH a hearty breakfast. ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:24:03 EST Sunday, January 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing this morning? <BR> <BR> It is cold and snowy here-----again. It is only 6 degrees. Brrrr.........and the wind is blowing. We had about 6 to 8 inches of snow. It has settled down some, so not that much now. But it is snowing again. Not hard, but still snow. <BR> <BR> Patty, Patty, How many times do I have to tell you not to send y... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:22:10 EST Saturday January 7th Good morning, I hope none of you mind that I started the thread today. Jan I am so glad your tooth is out! Patty I hope your knees get help when you go to Drs. On Monday. Cold weather sure does aggravate our bones! Karen I'm sorry that you have so much pain. <BR> <BR> I made a huge pot of vegetable hamburger soup. I made it spicy and it sure tasted good in the cold weather. I made tacos and for me I just ate the filling with all the trimmings. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. <BR> Iris <BR... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 10:53:56 EST Friday, 1/6 Good morning girls, <BR> It is colder out today than yesterday. Only 9 degrees so far, and continuing to snow...Glenna and Karen will be getting this cold and snow too...brrr <BR> <BR> I made an apt with the dr. for Monday morning regarding my knee. It is getting so that I can hardly walk, it just hurts so much. I try to not be a complainer on here, but frankly, I think I need a knee replacement. Sometimes when I walk, it seems like it wants to go out on me even...very very painful all the t... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:46:15 EST Thursday, 1/5/17 Good afternoon ladies, <BR> <BR> Still cold here but not as bad as some parts of the country. 25 last night and 32 now. <BR> <BR> DH is working today. The family room carpet is dry and I wanted so bad to move one of the tables in there so I turned it on it's side and rolled it in. I hope I didn't harm anything in my healing socket. <BR> <BR> I was so wiped out after TOPS yesterday I slept much of the afternoon and went to bed at 9. <BR> <BR> Patty, Did you ever get more sleep yesterda... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:02:27 EST Wonderful Wednesday, 1/4/2017 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I have been awake since 2 AM...mercy that is early. <BR> So far, only 3 hours sleep, since 11 PM... <BR> <BR> I have been knitting on my new sock, love it, and watching a healing tape from Andrew Wommack. <BR> <BR> Hubby wanted to cook both times yesterday, so we didn't have what I had planned at all. It will all keep until today. <BR> <BR> Our next door neighbors brought us some venison <em>496</em> last night. Oh my will that ever taste good with the tom... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 05:53:06 EST Tuesday, 1/3 Good morning Girls, <BR> It is supposed to be warm again today, in the 40's, then down into the teens starting tomorrow. No sunshine and blue skies today, gray and overcast. <BR> <BR> Here is the picture of me that was in the paper. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well what healthy thing are you going to do today? <BR> <BR> I am still in my pj's...being lazy. I need to get in the shower. <BR> <BR> Pot pies for lunch, and... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:37:57 EST Marvelous Monday, January 2, 2017 <img src="">Good morning girls! <BR> <BR> Here we are in a brand new week in a brand new year. Do you wonder how fast this year is going to fly by? <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to rent a carpet steam cleaner this morning, <BR> <BR> Karen, Were you able to make the banana bread? <BR> <BR> Patty, Are you making plans to puff paint the driveway? What's cooking today? When you portioned out the ham, turkey you baked- ho... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:47:36 EST Lean in 2017 A to Z How will you get lean in 2017? Let's count the ways. <BR> <BR> A - Apples are nutritious and provide fiber. <em>763</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:08:57 EST Sunday, Happy New Year! <img src="">Happy New Year friends! <BR> <BR> Here we are with a fresh slate, a healthy shift in focus. <BR> <BR> Do you have a goal for this year? This month? This week? Any changes you plan to make? <BR> <BR> Now that I almost have my family room back, I'm bringing the treadmill in there and also the small tv to see if it's still working so I can watch TV while I walk. This will help my weight loss and blood... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:30:55 EST Saturday, 12/31 Happy New Years Eve Girls, <BR> We are still up because our ex-DIL stopped at our house about midnight, too scared to drive herself home. So we had to get out of bed, get dressed, and drive her home, then I followed behind in our car...just got home...roads were a tiny bit slippery, but not bad for winter in northern lower Michigan. <BR> <BR> I am so wide awake, so will go downstairs and either read or watch tv or something. Am not sleepy at all right now. <BR> <BR> It is only 25 degrees ou... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:38:36 EST Friday, 12/30 Good morning girls, <BR> Jan, hope you are feeling better by now. <BR> <BR> Looks like snow is on the agenda for today, and high only mid 20's... <BR> <BR> Big game tonight, Michigan Wolverines versus Florida in some bowl game. Can't remember which. I also think there is a game this afternoon for some big 10 team...I need to look that up. <BR> <BR> New pictures on my blog. <BR> Just slippers. I show pics of how I put on the puffy paint, by inverting the slippers over a glass. <BR> Easy p... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:11:59 EST Thursday, December 29 Good afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> I've been really sick today. I didn't realize for awhile it was a migraine on top of the cold so I've been in bed most of the day. Finally took Excedrin Migraine and some of the worst is gone. <BR> <BR> I'd like to keep up our daily thread as well as Patty's good idea to go through H.E.L.P. I meant to pull the book out last night but there's no moving around or reading for me today. I think if some don't have the book they can just read the highlights of wha... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:03:19 EST H.E.L.P., Healthy Exchanges Lifetime Plan Hey Girls, <BR> I was thinking that maybe we could go through the HELP book, 1 chapter a week, and discuss it. Does anyone want to do that, or is it a silly idea? <BR> Just a thought. I thought maybe if we do, we could start next week or so. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:35:02 EST Wednesday, December 28 <em>524</em> Good morning, <BR> <BR> How is your day going? <BR> <BR> It's sunny/partly cloudy here and 35 degrees right now but will get into the 40s. This is good because DS should be finishing moving today. <BR> <BR> I didn't go to TOPS today because I'm sick. Sore throat, coughing, sniffles. The TOPS ladies don't need to be exposed to anything. So I'm still sitting here in my bathrobe and might change to something warm and comfortable. <BR> <BR> Girls I heard on the news that thi... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:49:30 EST Tuesdasy, 12/27 Good morning girls, <BR> Only 4 more days to the new year. Where did this year go? I know I say it all the time, but goodness gracious, it seemed to go by so very fast. <BR> <BR> Gave DD and kids their slippers. They each need 1 more pair, and a friend of DD wants a pair too. So will need to get busy and make them. I need to finish this hat first..... should finish it today, and be able to get started on those slippers. I put puffy paint on the bottom of them, so they will not slip on the wo... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:29:01 EST New Years A to Z Let's try this - New Years A to Z <BR> <BR> A - Auld Lang Sine <em>412</em> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 18:08:39 EST Monday December 26th Good Morning, <BR> <BR> It looks like all of you had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was very quiet. My daughter is sick and spent the day in bed. Instead of going out I cooked Mexican food so we could take dinner to my daughter. We had cheese enchiladas, aztecas, refried beans, chips and guacamole. For dessert we had brownies. My Granddaughter sent lots of pictures and videos of the boys and Sunny opening their gifts. All in all it was a nice day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Iris <em>446... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:43:13 EST It's Christmas It's Christmas Girls, <BR> Whether you are ready or not. <BR> Time for good food, fellowship and family. <BR> Have a wonderful day. Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:08:18 EST Saturday, 12/24 Merry Christmas Eve Girls, <BR> I am getting the turkey ready to roast today. Then hubby will carve it up, and we will store it in the crock pot with the juices, in the frig. Then tomorrow morning, just plug it in, to heat up...sounds good to me. <BR> <BR> Then tomorrow, just put green bean casserole ingredients in the crock pot to heat up. Only put half of those onion rings in the casserole, then top with remaining onion rings once you serve it with the top off, so that they can stay crispy... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:14:45 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE <img src=""> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> At my DS's to help out with a leak problem. Or should I say DH will do the helping. I left my crock pot with beans and ham on at home, so we can not stay long. Glad it is a very slow crock pot on low :) <BR> <BR> Also I was baking cookies. Trying some newer recipes I had saved that were better for diabetics or dieters. Some I got off of Sparkpeople. <BR> ... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:40:08 EST Thursday, December 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Good evening, <BR> <BR> I wanted to pop in and say hi to all of you. I suspect we are all pretty busy. <BR> <BR> I went to the small supermarket, then Costco, then back home. <BR> <BR> Moving is in progress. The large items haven't been moved yet (bed, entertainment center, bookcase, etc.) but a good head start. <BR> <BR> Our youngest son got here this afternoon. We wen... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:01:39 EST Wednesday, 12/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> I am up early. I need to leave at 7:30 to take DD to the Dr. regarding her ankle...I personally think she needs surgery on it. She has sprained it 3 times this year. <BR> <BR> Jan, that carrot cakes sounds so good. I think JoAnna has some recipes for it...yum yum yum <BR> <BR> I also do not like upheaval in my home. when we had to move furniture to get the new flooring and carpeting in the house, it made me crazy to see furniture all over where it was not supposed ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:00:32 EST Tuesday, 12/20 Afternoon Girls, <BR> Good heavens, there are only 5 days until Christmas, and only 11 days in 2016...where on earth did the year go? <BR> <BR> We went to town today. <BR> It was so windy, and snow blowing around, it was not fun to be out and about. <BR> We went to Goodwill. I found 2 nativity need the head glued back onto a body, but they are really nice. I will put one under each of the 2 larger trees. Not the one in the pot, but the one in the family room and the day care ro... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:19:37 EST HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JAN!! December 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Anniversary Jan! I hope you and your dh have a wonderful day!!! Good wishes to both of you! <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, How are you all doing today? All ready for Christmas? The sun is shining here and we are supposed to be in the 40's. So a wonderful day! Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:01:02 EST Monday, December 19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Good morning, <BR> <BR> It is so wonderful to wake up feeling good after a sick day! <BR> <BR> It's blustery here today plus rain. <BR> <BR> Today I want to bake Russian Teacakes and a Scandinavian Gold Cake (bundt). <BR> <BR> Also finish up my meal planning and grocery list. <BR> <BR> Also planning to wash and cut up celery sticks so they are ready to eat. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:49:55 EST Sunday, 12/18 Good morning girls, <BR> We got over a foot of snow this morning, we went out top get some snow of the roof. It's starting early to need to get snow off roofs of buildings. <BR> We have a quad level, so we can only get the snow off the main part of the house, not the get that, we need to get up on the roof and shovel it off...not for me that's for sure. <BR> Hubby and I did the front of the main level, I did half the back of the main level, and I also did one sid... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 11:48:54 EST New Here Hi. My name is Marge and I have been with spark people for a few years off and on. I happened to stumble upon this team and glad I did. I love to cook and have really been trying to cook healthier. I have all 4of Marlene Koch's cookbooks which I just love cooking from. I also get a monthly newsletter from her. I haven't made a recipe from her books that we haven't enjoyed. I like that all her recipes have nutritional info and are healthier recipes even for diabetics. <BR> Looking forward to ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:12:09 EST Saturday, December 17 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? It is warm and raining here! It went from the 20's yesterday to the 50's this morning. <BR> <BR> Patty, Are your hands better so you can knit? I hope so. How is the weather your way today? <BR> <BR> Karen, Did you get your peanut crunch cake made? I am sure your family will enjoy it. Yes, I remember the days when everything ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:52:12 EST Friday, December 16 <img src=""> <BR> Good afternoon girls, <BR> <BR> Brrrr, it's cold. It was 29 when I got up and now it's a great big 35. The ground was covered with frost and I had to be at a dental appointment at 8 AM. I'm usually a big chicken about driving in slick weather but DH had a medical appointment somewhere else so I drove myself. All was fine. Next up is getting the tooth removed. I really like this dentist's office. ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:10:07 EST Thursday, 12/15 Good morning girls, <BR> Winter weather advisory out for today in our area, only 15 degrees for today, and icy roads...all the schools around us are closed, but not our local school. <BR> <BR> I called my cousin, and we both decided to not venture out on our usual Thurs. afternoon visit...We may be through for the winter...her road is always icy, and I don't do well with icy... <BR> <BR> My computer has been giving me fits...finally I unplugged it all, and turned it back on...voila, a mirac... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:34:23 EST Wednesday December 14th Where is everyone? Jan I have been having trouble with Facebook messenger and with photo sending. <BR> <BR> My custard pie was good but not as good as I remember it. I made a chocolate pie, and two loaves of banana bread. Now if I could only learn to bake it but not eat it. <BR> <BR> It has been cold here in the night. I kept waking up cold. It is supposed to rain here on Friday. <BR> Patty will you have a white Christmas? Jan do you get snow? <BR> <BR> I cant remember what or who sai... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:08:28 EST Christmas Memories - join in! <em>460</em> Glenna came up with a fun idea for us to share Christmas memories. It can be from your childhood traditions or anytime, favorite Christmas songs, food, people, events, etc. <BR> <BR> My family were Norwegian-American with all four grandparents immigrating from Norway. It was their tradition to have lutefisk every Christmas eve. I understand they have a new way of processing it but in those days you surely knew if that was on the menu because it smelled bad! I confess it never ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:43:09 EST Tuesday evening December 13 Good evening ladies, <BR> <BR> It's been a beautiful, cold day here. DH and I went for a walk but he got called part way into it to work so back we came. I got 25 minutes in at least. <BR> <BR> Other than that I've just been puttering. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> My email has been goofy today. I haven't gotten any mail for hours and Spark isn't working well on my laptop. Anyone else having issues? <BR> <img src=" Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:37:15 EST Marvelous Monday, December 12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Here is a fresh, new week. How are things going? <BR> <BR> We are supposed to have a few clear days this week and that will be nice. <BR> <BR> Today I'm getting back to decluttering in the computer room. Maybe I can send DH on a trip to drop things off at the Good Will truck. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of using more liquid/soft meals for the rest of the year. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:44:20 EST Sunday, 12/11 Afternoon Girls, <BR> snowy here again today. Hubby plowed twice yesterday, and is plowing again now. Not moving a lot of snow, but he likes to keep it cleaned up. <BR> <BR> DS and DDIL are coming over at 5 to play dice and eat supper with us. <BR> <BR> I have mac and cheese in the crock pot. <BR> I will have green beans and corn to go with. Also made a pie. <BR> <BR> I used 4 oz. cream cheese with vanilla pudding and dry milk powder. Also added chopped pecans and toffee bits to this layer... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:23:29 EST Saturday, 12/10 Good morning Girls, <BR> Goodness, December <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>425</em> is 1/3 gone already...these little pics are what I think of December...mistletoe and holly, snowmen, trees and decorations, get together with loved ones, Christ's birth, the star that the maji followed. Frankly I love December...God gave us the greatest gift of all, his Son. <BR> <BR> Is it illegal to take a picture from ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:51:28 EST Friday, 12/9 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I sure feel stuffed <em>15</em> after all that food at Glenna's party It sure was fun to write about a party. <BR> <BR> Can't sleep so thought I would just get up and start the day. <BR> <BR> I have 2 trees lit up already, family room, and dining room. <BR> Wood stove is going strong. <BR> Little heater is turned on in family room. It was only 66 in there this morning. It should get up to 73 or so in a few hours. Pretty soon it will just be ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:28:36 EST Thursday, 12/8 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLENNA. <em>383</em> <em>44</em> <em>468</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> Hope your day is so special. You are a dear friend to us all. <BR> <BR> Leaving for chemo appt. in an hour. <BR> Last night I packed my goodie bag, yarn, hook, scissors, and 2 packs of peanut butter crackers. They have coffee and water there. I also have my bag of hats ready to go. So I just need to have my coffee, yogurt, take my meds, and take a shower... <BR> ... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:18:34 EST Wednesday, December 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> BRRRRRR. It's 31 out and 63 inside. Furnace is warming away. <BR> <BR> I leave early for TOPS to set up for the Christmas party today. DH was good to load some boxes into the car. <BR> <BR> I have an appointment for the first stage of cleaning at the dentist. I can't remember what they call it but it's my dues for not having my teeth cleaned for a number of ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:34:43 EST Tuesday, December 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning (or afternoon) girls, <BR> <BR> Brrr it's colder here. 36 degrees right now but the sun is shining. <BR> <BR> I made an ice ring for the punch bowl for our TOPS Christmas party tomorrow- lite cranberry juice with some frozen whole berries in it. I use Diet 7 Up and the lite cranberry juice. <BR> <BR> This morning I pack up supplies for the party - chinette paper plates, u... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:00:13 EST Monday, December 5 Good morning ladies, <BR> Everyone ready for a fresh, new week? <BR> <BR> Patty, Yes, I do have a generator. I only use it if I have to. To keep the fridge or freezer going. At least I can get it going by myself. They are nice. I saw on the weather that we have snow and very cold temps heading our way. I think our high on Friday is only in the 20's. Brrrrr. Good yarn weather!! LOL <BR> <BR> Jan, I am glad everyone enjoyed your goodies. I am sure they were wonderful. The cake and... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:59:22 EST Sunday, December 4 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Yipee, it's not going to rain today. I can get outside for a walk. I've really been missing it. <BR> <BR> Busy morning at church. <BR> <BR> Patty, Did Wisconsin win? <BR> <BR> I hope you are all staying warm. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:18:52 EST Saturday, 12/3 Afternoon Girls, <BR> 2 new pics on my blog...hubby bought me another snowman for the table, now we have baby, mama and papa snowmen. <BR> <BR> I also put up a pic of the wall decoration that I used the Christ-mas paper for...I really like it. I have never done this before...I was remembering a picture of a ladies kitchen. She has Christ-mas paper all around the outside of her cabinets, the flat sides, not the side with drawers and cupboards.... lt looked so pretty and festive, guess it real... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:51:20 EST Friday, December 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I will work and do my usual things today. Not for certain what I'll do this weekend. I am sure I'll get into something. <BR> <BR> Patty, What are you crafting today? I am still working on the crocheted slipper/socks. I wasn't too pleased with them. They seem to be bigger and more bulky t... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:17:47 EST Thursday, December 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's early and cold. I was awake so got up to read a bit and will head back to bed soon. <BR> <BR> Last night we went to the Advent service. Afterwards we went to Safeway nearby. I was wondering why DH didn't come in the store. He parked and started in, tripped on a curb and fell down. He skinned a finger, got some abrasions but for some reason... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:35:01 EST Wednesday, 11/30 Good morning girls, <BR> Last day of November Girls...where on earth did it go? <BR> <BR> I HAVE 5 1/2 POUNDS OF CHICKEN IN 2 CROCPOTS. <BR> <BR> The first crockpot I have 2 pounds of chicken for chicken teriyaki. <BR> Here is the recipe I found, so easy. <BR> 2 # chicken <BR> 1/2 cup soy sauce, I use Braggs liquid aminos <BR> 3 TB. brown sugar, you could use brown sugar twin, but I didn't have any, so used the brown sugar. <BR> 3 cloves of garlic, I use dried garlic, so it was 3/4 tsp. dri... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:09:24 EST Tuesday November 29th I think I am like a bear in hibernation. For the last three or four days all I do is sleep every time I sit down. I'm guessing my insomnia is catching up with me. Possibly it might be one of my medicines. <BR> <BR> Jan your tree is really pretty. My tree has to be really really tiny this year. My living room is so tiny, and since moving the furniture to situate the tv, I am really scratching my head as to where to put it. <BR> <BR> Talking of weight. I wish my dr. Didn't have such u... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:43:09 EST Monday, 11/28 Good morning girls, <BR> Only 2 more days in Nov...Thurs. will be Dec. 1...oh my. Are you ready for Christmas? We are...I don't think we will be putting up a tree. We would need to decide ahead of time which room we would be in, and it depends on the outside temps...Today in the 40's, tomorrow high of 55, can you imagine. <BR> <BR> If it is cold, like in the 30's, we would be downstairs, if in the 40's we would be I think the tablecloth on the dining room table, with the 2 snow... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:51:37 EST Sunday, November 27 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It looks like we'll get less rain today. Our youngest son will be going back home this afternoon. I always enjoy our visits. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope your achy knees are good today. Do you think walking helps or aggravates? I hope you have your yarn enthusiasm back. <BR> <BR> Glenna, I know you're a Gunsmoke fan. Besides Matt Dillon, which character did you like b... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 10:45:22 EST Christmas A to Z <em>442</em> Here we go - Christmas A to Z: <BR> <BR> A - Away In A Manger Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:11:01 EST Saturday, 11/26 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> Nina, your new home looks so nice and cozy...did you make the rug in front of the wood stove? I didn't see you red rug in the kitchen. I love red in a just looks so nice. <BR> <BR> Girls, I have been struggling with my yarn work yesterday. Can't get settled on making something. I did start another sunflower round ripple, but I am not going to finish it. I think I ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:00:00 EST Friday, November 25 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The feast is over on to Friday. I hate to tell you I have a dishwasher full of clean dishes and at least one more load waiting to go in plus some good ol' dishwashing in the sink. DH agreed to scour the roasting pan. I can take a leaf out of the table. <BR> <BR> We've had some real downpours of rain last couple of days, some thunder and lightening and blustery wind... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:20:36 EST Happy Thanksgiving 11/24 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! I'll be having lunch with mom. It is raining here. It started sometime during the night. <BR> <em>429</em> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:54:47 EST Wednesday, November 23 <img src="">Hi girls, <BR> <BR> We must all be busy today. I had my TOPS meeting this morning, lunch with friends and then a trip to the store and the day flew by. <BR> <BR> DS is in the kitchen getting together his cornbread stuffing- gluten free but it will be tasty for all of us. <BR> <BR> I'll put the extra leaf in the table tonight and set it up with table protector and tablecloth. <BR> <BR> It's really... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:02:54 EST Tuesday, 11/22 Oh my Girls, <BR> Here we go again with a fast moving month...22nd already. Thanksgiving in 2 days... <BR> What are your plaNS FOR tHANKSGIVING? <BR> <BR> wE ARE GOING TO mOM'S HOUSE...stupid caps...and each taking a, I'm taking mashed potatoes...Sis is coming over tomorrow afternoon, and she is making the stuffing...everyone else will be bringing other things... <BR> <BR> I have finished 12 rounds on the sunrise round ripple. I will make another one, because I have enough yarn t... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:58:05 EST Monday November 21st <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Patty I smiled and thought of you this morning when I saw this on Facebook . <BR> <BR> Glenna I am working on a doll dress that's about all the sewing Ihave done. My eyes have to have lots of sunlight to see. You would probably laugh if you could see my sewing machine sitting amidst all my Ott lights. <BR> <BR> Jan how are you feeling? Tooth pain is so miserable. Will you need to have... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:01:09 EST Sunday, 11/20 Good Sunday morning girls, <BR> In case you missed last nights post, the pink peony baby ghan is on my blog... <BR> <BR> I couldn't get to sleep last night, it was after 1 before I went to bed. So I went downstairs and started another baby ghan...this one is called Little Boy Blue, so you can imagine that it is for a boy...I can't believe that they are so fast to make...and just so darn cute... <BR> <BR> <BR> We are definitely in winter, high of 33 here today, and in the 20's last night. ... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:50:30 EST Saturday, 11/19 Happy Saturday Girls, <BR> I took some pictures of outside weather and my sunflower <em>87</em> baby ghan...on my blog as soon as I finish this message. <BR> <BR> Weather went from a sunny <em>67</em> <em>259</em> 73 degrees yesterday to a cold 32 and snowy <em>425</em> and windy today. High of 36 today and we are in a winter weather advisory until 5am tomorrow morning... <BR> Our poor football <em>281</em> teams will be really cold playing today. <BR> I have enough yarn to ma... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:00:09 EST Friday, 11/18 Good morning Girls, <BR> Today is supposed to be 65, so we are going to town on this last nice day of the winter...After today, supposed to be in the 30's and 40's, rainy and snowing...b ah <BR> <BR> Working on my sunflower baby afghan...I am having so much fun making them...I know just where I will donate them to also.. DS goes to a church that has a food pantry, and they also have knitted and crocheted items give out to needy people...Just about 3 miles from where we live... <BR... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:37:16 EST Thursday, November 17 <img src="">Good morning, <BR> <BR> I'm up earlier than usual and coffee is perking away. It's 41 degrees this morning. High will be 52. <BR> <BR> I'll be busy getting the house ready for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Patty, So glad your pie experiment turned out good. That happens so often we think we have something on hand and when we go to make something it isn't there. <BR> <BR> Karen, Pies sound good. It must... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:02:34 EST Wednesday, 11/16 Good morning Girls, <BR> The Christmas <em>442</em> <em>443</em> afghan/tablecloth is finished. Pictures are up on my blog...I didn't end it the way I wanted to, but I sure did not want to take it out...I really like it. <BR> If you click on the pictures, the picture on the carpet is more like the true colors...the ones on the table look a little bit orangy...have no idea why. <BR> This would also be pretty as a Christmas tree <em>446</em> skirt. <BR> <BR> Hubby left for town tod... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:24:19 EST Terrific Tuesday, November 15 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Hey Patty, it's time to say where is the month flying to?! <BR> <BR> I'm heading out for a walk and to do some errands. <BR> <BR> I'll check back later. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:03:10 EST Monday, 11/14 Good morning Girls, <BR> I just got in from walking 1 mile. <em>185</em> It hurt like crazy, but it hurts anyway, all the time, so I just decided to stop using pain and cancer as an excuse to not try to get healthier. <BR> I am going to walk another mile this afternoon, so that will make 2 miles today... <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I just put my Christmas round ripple on the table. It just barely comes over the edge. So hubby and I decided that it needed about 7 more rounds. One round of wh... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:13:50 EST Sunday, November 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Looks like a nice day here. <BR> <BR> I really need to do some organizing before Thanksgiving. Don't we always talk about this? I think I'll work on a plan for this in the afternoon. I hate to wait til the last minute and just be pitching things into the computer room. <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? I hope we are all fee... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:58:44 EST Saturday, 11/12 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I can't sleep, so I got up and crocheted on my table doily. I think it may be done. I put it on the table, and I think it is the right size. Now just need to see what hubby thinks...and I don't know whether to end it with the red, or to add a round of white...I kind of wanted it to be red, but not sure if it looks finished or not...we shall see. <BR> <BR> Talk with you all in the morning. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 02:07:39 EST FRIDAY 11/11/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi girls <BR> <BR> Well it was 30 degrees last night but they still stay 60 degrees during the day. It will be sunny Saturday so we hope to finish the house part. Then it will be cloudy a couple days then sunny again. Then hope to get the trim painted. At least the house will be protected that way from the elements. <BR> I will be glad for the cloudy days as I can work inside and get so... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:55:21 EST Veteran's Day 11/11/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Thank you to all veteran's who served our country. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> If you didn't see Patty's thread yesterday, check out her blog to see that lovely roses afghan she just finished. It has been so much fun hearing about the progress in the making. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope the fibro aches and pains are better today. I'm loving that picture of you sitting on the b... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:02:01 EST Friday, 11/11 Good morning girls, <BR> If you haven't checked last night's post, my roses <em>214</em> afghan is done and pics are on my blog. <BR> I started another round ripple this morning in red, green and white, to make a centerpiece doily for my dining room table in Christmas <em>460</em> <em>446</em> colors. I love this pattern. No, I haven't finished the second round ripple that I started, but this Christmas one, the 3rd one, needs to be finished by day after Thanksgiving...I want it on t... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:46:57 EST Thursday, November 10 <img src="">Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> November is marching along at a good clip. Thanksgiving is getting closer. Just two more weeks. <BR> <BR> If Thanksgiving dinner is at your house that means getting the house ready and grocery shopping, etc. This morning that makes me think about going back to bed and pulling the covers over my head! Lol. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee and still... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:29:17 EST Wednesday, November 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Good afternoon or evening <BR> <BR> Today is TOPS day. I lost .4 lb. this week. Good TOPS meeting with a program about change and how it effects us. I had lunch with a dear TOPS friend afterwards and we had a good, long visit. Used to be about 8 of us regularly had lunch after the meeting and it was such a good time of visiting. As one of our members said today, she loves co... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:51:44 EST Tuesday, November 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I went to bed at 10 and here I am at 1 wide awake. I'll blame the time change. <BR> <BR> Thinking of turkeys this month. I have only seen turkeys in real life about 3 times. The first was passing a turkey farm in the valley, the second was a huge turkey at the county fair - it looked like it's spindly legs would hardly hold it up! The third was a wond... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 04:37:19 EST Monday, November 7 <img src=""> <BR> Happy Monday everyone, <BR> <BR> Is it getting cold over in West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio? <BR> <BR> My time is all messed up. I keep thinking "What time was this before we switched again?" <BR> <BR> I thawed some chicken tenders and I think I'll make a Weight Watcher recipe for "fried" chicken. I made DH some potato salad. I think I'll have steamed cauliflower with it. <BR> <BR> I need t... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 10:52:10 EST Sunday, 11/6 Good morning girls, <BR> Almost a whole week gone in November. Where did it go, what did I get accomplished? Not much <BR> <BR> Did I tell you that I finished my scrap ghan. I was going to do a double crochet scallop around the whole thing, but realized that it might not look good as the whole afghan was single crochet. So I did 3 rounds of single crochet, then a single crochet sort of scallop around. I really like how it turned out. I was almost half done with the final r... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 08:06:09 EST Saturday, November 5 <img src=""> Good morning, <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> It's pouring down rain here - do any of you need some? <BR> <BR> We had an odd thing happen last night. We'd just turned out the lights to go to bed and were down the hall in our room when he doorbell rang. DH went to look out the kitchen window and saw a young man on the porch who held up a vial to show him, then he left and got in a very expensive car. We felt... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 10:39:41 EST I am thankful for <em>220</em> 1. I am thankful for my husband, Bruce. We've stuck together almost 47 years. Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:27:05 EST Thanksgiving A to Z Here we go again: <BR> <BR> A - Asparagus roasted Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:25:12 EST Hooray it's Friday, Nov 4 <em>429</em> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Red in the morning - sailor's warning <BR> Red at night - sailor's delight <BR> <BR> Well, we had a beautiful sunset last night and beautiful sunrise this morning so who knows? I'm not going out on the ocean today anyway. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking about Iris's great idea about a crocheted flower for every lost pound. I've done the paper c... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:04:42 EST Thursday, November 3 <img src="">Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to feel better today and I hope all of you do, too. I just had to go to bed and sleep away the headache/nausea and around 11 PM I was thirsty and could feel it had passed. <BR> <BR> Today I have some catch up house cleaning and hopefully get some fall cleanup done outside. <BR> <BR> I think it's going to be a soup day. I'll thaw some chicken broth I made aw... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 10:40:42 EST Wednesday, November 2 <img src=""> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> It's TOPS meeting day here. I woke up with a headache probably from having my mouth cranked open so much yesterday. I'm waiting for the Excedrin to kick in so I can get to the meeting. <BR> <BR> Since it's November I'm making a renewed effort to lose more weight. It's good to get a good plan going before the holidays hit. <em>194</em> <em>428</em> <em>551</em>... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 10:00:14 EST Tuesday - it's November! Good morning, <BR> <BR> We're leaving in a few minutes for another dental appointment - this time for x-rays. Loooong day ahead. <BR> <BR> I packed a lunch to bring along so we're set til we get back home. <BR> <BR> I have leftover meatloaf, mashed potatoes and ? hopefully a fresh salad for dinner. <BR> <BR> It's also very hard to get enough exercise on these long trips. DH is always anxious to get going home. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a great first day of November. Thanksgiving i... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:45:51 EST Happy Halloween Oct. 31 <img src="">Last day in October and it went by in a blink! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I don't think many of us get trick or treaters. Just in case I have a few "fun size" Payday candy bars (sneaky description that fools you into eating more!) and sugarless gum. DH likes Payday so those might go for his treats. <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> The fridge needs a cleaning out and Monday house blessing. <BR> <BR> What will ... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:34:12 EST Sunday, October 30, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday. <BR> <BR> Shall we all go over to Patty's, take our shoes off at the door and walk on that soft, new carpet? <BR> <BR> Sad to say I have had some congestion and sniffles today. I'm staying home and hope it's just allergy from being outside yesterday and not something that will make me cancel my dental appointment on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I got the banan... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:35:48 EST Harvest Time from A to Z <em>465</em> A - Autumn Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:13:55 EST Saturday, 10/29 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina, so good to see you posting. You are missed. <BR> Heather, hope to see more of you on here. You have been missed too. <BR> <BR> Hopefully the carpet guy comes today to finish the carpet...then we can get that room all arranged. It will be nice when I get my home back in order. I imagine Nina thinks that way too. <BR> <BR> Pizza for lunch <BR> <BR> big game at noon. <BR> Michigan Spartans play Michigan Wolverines...of course we want Wolverines to win. so far th... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:29:18 EST Friday, 10/28 Good morning Girls, <BR> I have lots to do today, take care of stuff that was taken out of the family room. furniture is all put back in the room, out of the carpetman's way. But I need to go through things and say go or then I need to put back the dining room, mostly move the table and chairs back in place. It was picked up and things put away from before. <BR> <BR> I also need to find a place for my projects. <BR> It will probably go into the office and just sit there for a w... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:42:50 EST Thursday, October 27 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> The question today is it still snowing over at Patty's and is it headed for Glenna's or Karen's. <BR> <BR> Just cloudy and looks like rain here. <BR> <BR> Today I need to do some baking for the Fall Festival on Sunday. I'm baking cranberry orange nut bread, pumpkin bread and then some of the Becky's Prize Winning Banana Bread. I might do some ginger cookies, too. <BR> ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:47:28 EST Wednesday, October 26 Good morning ladies, <BR> My October is surely flying by. I wonder where the year has gone. Time passes so quickly. <BR> <BR> It has finally cooled down here. We still have a few days in the 70's, but it is much cooler at night time. I think some rain in store for Thursday and Saturday. Our leaves didn't color up very pretty this year. Most of them are down now. It was very late when they finally did decide to fall. <BR> <BR> Did anyone watch game one of the World Series last night? ... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:18:16 EST Tuesday, 10/25 Can you imagine girls, only 6 more days in October. It just amazes me how times fast flies. It's not as if I'm going going going all the time, it just passes me by so fast. <BR> <BR> Been awake since 4...bah <BR> <BR> My back pain is gone...yay <BR> <BR> nothing happening here so far today. Just wanted to check in <BR> <BR> 9AM-just put ham and potatoes au'gratin in the crockpot, page 262, Potful cookbook <BR> so here is sort of our menu for today. <BR> <BR> yogurt for breakfast <BR> chi... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:37:13 EST Happy Birthday Jan! 10/24/16 <img src="" <BR> <BR> I hope you have a very wonderful day, Jan! You are a very sweet, special lady! We are all honored to call you friend. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:34:18 EST Sunday, October 23 <img src=""> <BR> Good Sunday morning! <BR> <BR> As Patty would say, "Where is the month going?!" A week from Monday is Halloween already. We're a hop, skip and jump from Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Well, girls, this is my last day in my 60s. That's a sobering thought for me. Yet, I know some great, lively ladies who are older than me and great role models. I think I'll focus on the positives. <BR> <BR> This is a ... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:46:50 EST Saturday, October 22 <img src=""> <BR> Good afternoon friends, <BR> <BR> What a wonderful surprise - our forecast changed and we're enjoying a sunny day both today and tomorrow. High is about 60. <BR> <BR> Glenna &amp; Patty, Are you still getting lots of rain and cold temperatures? <BR> <BR> Glenna, That was a really cute kitty picture you posted last night. I wonder if anyone actually got a jello mold to go that high? I remember... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:41:20 EST Friday, October 21 <img src="">Happy Friday ladies! <BR> <BR> It looks like we might have some clearings today so I want to take a walk in the neighborhood. It's such a nice time of year for that - when it isn't raining. <BR> <BR> Do you ever have trouble keeping the kitchen table cleared off? Mine seems to be a magnet and even if I get it cleared, other family members plop things down. <BR> <BR> Any plans for the weekend? Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:04 EST Thursday, October 20 <img src=""> <BR> Good Thursday morning, <BR> <BR> The picture is an example of the Waldorf dolls Iris's granddaughter makes. Cute! <BR> <BR> It's pouring down rain today and for quite a few days now. <BR> <BR> I need to go to the post office, to Home Depot, and who knows where else. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing today? Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:14:24 EST Wednesday, 10/19 Afternoon Girls, <BR> I went to town with hubby today. <BR> Stopped at Sam's. I picked up my vit. D3, it was a cost 1.91 per month...pretty good price...cancelled the other med for bone loss. <BR> <BR> Went to lunch at Burger King. I had 3/4 double cheeseburger, and about 7 French fries. <BR> <BR> Went to Goodwill. Found nothing <BR> Went to Salvation Army. Found nothing. <BR> Went to a thrift store. Found nothing. <BR> Went to SCRAP-TC..bought 8 skeins of yarn <BR> <... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:04:47 EST Tuesday, 10/18 Good morning Girls, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY <em>383</em> <em>494</em> IRIS...49 and holding right??? Hope your day is special. <BR> <BR> I moved a lot of yarn upstairs into the office. I will slowly either knit or crochet it, or move it to the basement and put in bins by color. <BR> <BR> Hubby as the walls behind the wood stove hearth all finished and painted. Now we just need to slowly move some furniture out so that he can rip out the carpet. Not until this weekend probably. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:47:21 EST Monday, October 17 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> Here we are in mid October already- we all know time flies! <BR> <BR> DH is driving today and getting ready to leave. <BR> <BR> It's time for Monday house blessing here. I sweep, mop, vacuum, change the bedding and do laundry, pick up newspapers and things cluttering the living room and if I have time I really need to continue digging into decluttering. <BR> <BR> Soun... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:17:05 EST Sunday, 10/16 Afternoon Girls, <BR> October is half over. <BR> <BR> <BR> The red and white, which is actually cream, not white, mitten is too small I think. <BR> <BR> I have been working on the blue and green one today with larger needles. It seems to fit better than the red one. <BR> <BR> Not as sore this afternoon as yesterday or this morning. yay <BR> A pretty day outside. leaves are turning all over here now. It sue is late with the leaves, this year. <BR> <BR> HAVE a good day girls. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:24:25 EST Saturday, 10/15 Good morning girls, <BR> I slept all night last night, until 5:30 this morning...feel great. <BR> <BR> Seems we were all on here yesterday except Nina and Marsha. <BR> Glenna that is an awful name for beautiful corn. Should be called Red Beauty or something like that instead of Bloody Butcher...does it cook up red or white? <BR> <BR> Karen, such good news about Hayden. Hope they can find out why he had this problem. <BR> I'm sorry about your friend in the home, 73 isn't that old. Hubby will... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:31:45 EST Very early Friday morning, 10/14 Morning girls, <BR> Let's see, Nina must be at her new home by now, or probably much earlier... they must be tired and excited at the same time. <BR> Karen, praying...did you have a nice time? <BR> <BR> I am not minding the carpet much since the furniture is back in there. <BR> At 1 AM I was putting things back in the hutches, and everything is moved back in except for the table. I can't do that by myself without scratching the kitchen floor. <BR> <BR> Now I need to get the family room more... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:03:02 EST Thursday, October 13, 2016 How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> We had rain and just a bit of wind in the night and today but when we woke up we had no internet, phone or tv.. I was just able to log on here and I'll try to keep it short in case something else happens. <BR> <BR> Went to Fred Meyer to stock up on soup and some other items that will be easy to use if we're out of power. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope all goes well with your chemo today and I hope you enjoy the new carpet when you get home. <BR> <BR> I hope to ... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:54:57 EST Wednesday, October 12, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good afternoon, <BR> <BR> We are supposed to have a few days of very stormy weather. I think the rains come in tonight and then high winds maybe up to 75 mph. So if you don't hear from me, we lost power. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Isn't Nina leaving for AZ tomorrow? I hope they get internet worked out over there. She will be missed. <BR> <BR> Patty, Glenna, Karen, Iris a... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:40:48 EST Tuesday, 10/11 Morning Girls, <BR> We got both hutches cleaned out and moved to the kitchen. Now hubby will rip out the carpet. <BR> <BR> I didn't do any crochet work at all yesterday. <BR> <BR> Dr. apt today to discuss low bone density, I will probably have to take another pill. Going downstairs now to stay quiet and work on a hat. Hubby is still sleeping. <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:15:48 EST Monday, October 10 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning friends, <BR> <BR> We are going to get some sunshine today! It's 46 right now - brrr. <BR> <BR> I have a toothache or toothaches. One is on the bottom where a crown is and the other is above that. I haven't been to a dentist for years but will have to do something now. I'm going to see about going to the OHSU Dental School. Some friends have work there because it's so much less. So... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:05:21 EST Sunday, 10/9 Good morning Girls, <BR> The Wolverines won 73 to 0, I think it was...terrible for Rutgers, great for Wolverines... <BR> <BR> Nina, moving is exciting, but a lot of work, just like remodeling anything in your home...I can hardly wait to see pictures of your new home all set up. <BR> <BR> Jan, Oregon played Washington right? I don't watch any games other than big 10 games, so I do not keep on the other teams... <BR> Glad the chow mein turned out good. It is always so good served with those ... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 09:22:34 EST Saturday, 10/8 Good morning Girls, <BR> I've been awake since 3:30, finally got up at 4:30...I am so concerned about the mess we are making with the wood stove and such...we need to make some decisions, and neither of us are good at decision making. I just couldn't get it off my mind... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am up and awake...Michigan Wolverines play at 6, I do not like those late games...Not sure what time the Michigan State Spartans play. We will most likely watch some big 10 games all afternoon. At lease ... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 06:40:59 EST Friday, 10/7 Good morning Girls, <BR> A week in October is already gone. Mercy, it just amazes me... <BR> <BR> I think I have 20 more hats finished. That will make 150 hats done. Then on to the last 50...I am going to try to get them done this month...a marathon of hat making. We shall see. <BR> I will get pics later today and put them up. Will let you know when they are there. Hat pics are up. I only had 18 finished instead of 20... <BR> <BR> Nina, I imagine you are counting down the days and moments t... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:47:37 EST Thursday 10/6/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> One week to go before we load the trailer to move. We are getting down to the nitty-gritty so to speak. <BR> Today we will go and get our flu shots so that is done. Then come home and do a little packing. I will figure out the food I need for the meals I have planned and pack the rest. Will have to get more boxes. <BR> That Temp was in the Low 60's when I g... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 09:46:17 EST WED. 10-5-16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Girls <BR> <BR> I put another picture of my cross-stitch on today. Go see if you can tell what is the next animal on there. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235453 </link> <BR> <BR> It was in the 50's this morning so getting cooler here in CA. Yesterday I got an old fridge cleaned out for good will. Then DH found an add fo... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 10:11:30 EST Halloween A to Z <em>150</em> A - Apples (we used to get these when we trick or treated). Tue, 4 Oct 2016 16:11:15 EST TUESDAY Oct. 4 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This picture reminds me when I was a girl living in Illinois and all the cornfields this time of year around us. In the fall I have always liked cute scarecrows too. <BR> <BR> In case you did not read my reply last night here it is again-My DSis went back to mom's and is planning on going back to the man she lived with for 15 years. She has not been living with him because she was trying ... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:50:28 EST Tuesday, 10/4 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina such good news on your sister not moving with you to AZ...I know you love your sister, but it will be so nice for just you and your hubby to be alone in your own home... <BR> <BR> Jan, I have even used just skim milk when a recipe calls for condensed all works. <BR> <BR> Listened to Andrew Wommack this morning. <BR> <BR> Cooking, cleaning and loom knitting is on the agenda for today. <BR> <BR> Feeling better every day. <BR> <BR> Have a good day gi... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:48:39 EST Monday 10/3/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> I keep trying to do the picture above. With this bomb shell of my sister wanting to move with us to AZ has me trying to wrap my head around it. We make plans etc. but they do not always become what we thought. <BR> I am still praying she will make up with my mom and go back to take care of her. Since she is in the position of both of them needing each other. <BR> Prayers sh... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:16:30 EST Sunday, 10/2 Good morning Girls, <BR> The Michigan wolverines won barely. It was a really good game, as we could not tell until the very end if Wisconsin or Michigan would win. <BR> <BR> Michigan State lost in overtime to Indiana. <BR> <BR> My chest feels heavier and my cough is worse and deeper...we shall see what happens. <BR> <BR> Jan, glad your yard sale went well. <BR> <BR> Girls, not sure what is happening here today. <BR> Have a good day. Sun, 2 Oct 2016 08:54:37 EST Saturday, 10/1 Good morning Girls, <BR> did you look at the calendar today? <em>411</em> Yup, that's right, September is long gone, and October is a brand new month. I like fresh starts, don't you? I think that is why I love spring so much. New life, new start to a wonderful year... <BR> <BR> I love smelling spring for the first time. Sometimes we even have snow on the ground when I smell it, and you are probably thinking, smelling spring? what on earth is she talking about? <BR> I really don't know exce... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 08:58:06 EST FRIDAY 30TH 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It sure is harvest time here in CA. I smelled grapes being made into wine, DH smelled onions in town. There are trucks hauling tomatoes, almonds, etc. <BR> It is 60 degrees here this morning and tomorrow it will be cooling down more. It will be around 81 this afternoon and in the 70's tomorrow. I am looking forward to the cool down. <BR> More packing today. <BR> ... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:09:55 EST What are your fall goals? <em>465</em> Do you have short-term fall goals? List them here and we'll encourage you on. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:28:38 EST Thursday, 9/29 Good morning girls, <BR> I am going off low carb. <BR> I don't feel any better now than I did on a regular eating plan, I'm more tired, I'm more sore than I was at first...once I started adding anything in to my diet, it started. I am not going to eat just meat and veggies the rest of my life. I know myself. It just will not happen. <BR> <BR> I made 1 1/2 hats on the knitting loom yesterday. No dolly clothes. I need to get them done and get on to the hats big time.. <BR> <BR> Taking cousin ... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:28:32 EST Wednesday, 9/28 Good morning Girls, <BR> Only 2 more days in September. Can you imagine it? <BR> <BR> Guy came to measure both rooms for carpet yesterday. <BR> Oh my, what a time we will have moving furniture and ripping up old carpet. Hopefully they can do one room at each visit, hopefully a week apart.. That will make it so much easier for us. The dining room won't be too hard to move, just table, chairs, empty 2 hutches onto the table, move the hutches. The family room will be more difficult as we have ... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:11:04 EST Tuesday, Sept 27 <img src="">Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's going to be another nice day here. <BR> <BR> Yesterday DH and I pruned back a shrub in front of the living room windows. I need to do more clean up in that area. Our son took about 4 wheelbarrows full down to the neighborhood dump site. Then I washed the windows because I could reach them! Today I'll wash them inside. <BR> <BR> I like those Costco bags of salad mix. One... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:53:43 EST Monday, 9/26 Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina, I'm sorry you need to go back to CA so soon. I love your cross stitch. It looks so cute <BR> <BR> No, I am not having a yard sale, wonder what I said to make you think that? <BR> <BR> Glenna, hoping for rain your way. <BR> We had some this past week. <BR> <BR> Girls, I can't remember anything else that was said yesterday, so can't comment on senior moments <BR> <BR> We went to a birthday party for DGD yesterday, about an hour from here. Stoppe... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:56:48 EST Sunday, September 25,2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Here we are heading into the last week of September. Where did it go? <BR> <BR> It's supposed to reach 75 here today but good thing is it cools down in the evening nicely. <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready for a garage sale next Saturday so that will keep me busy. <BR> <BR> I was excused from doing jury duty in October so now I've finished with t... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:05:10 EST September 24, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is a Brisk September day today. Temps are down here. It was suppose to freeze. Do not know if they did or not yet. <BR> Today will do some more things for DS. <BR> Hope you all have a great day <BR> Nina Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:25:02 EST Friday, 9/23 Good morning girls, <BR> <img src="">this is sure <BR> <BR> Only 1 week left in Sept...can you imagine. <BR> <BR> I have 4 finished outfits for the dolly's, just need to get pictures of them. Right now I am working on a 3 set outfit, set of red white and blue colors...just started this it will take a couple of days. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center. <BR> <BR> I think I may want to go to to... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:35:15 EST Autumn A to Z A - Apples Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:59:56 EST Thursday 9/22/16 Happy Fall Ladies, <BR> <BR> You can feel it in the air. There is a cool crispness now. Even though it gets hot during the days, there is no mistaking fall in the mornings. <BR> <BR> These flowers reminded me of fall. You see different shades of purples this time of year. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I saw this somewhere and liked it, too. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:49 EST Wednesday, 9/21 Good morning Girls, <BR> Thunderstorm here today, and rain today and the next 5 days...oh my. only 67 out right now, but supposed to get mid 70's today. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a chiro appt. today. He will also pick up some fresh veggies for us. Aldi's has great fresh veggies, I just love em... <BR> <BR> Still working on doll clothes. No new pictures yet. Frankly, I hate taking pictures...don't know why. <BR> <BR> Mammogram and bone density test yesterday morning...technician gave me a size L ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:24:52 EST Terrific Tuesday, September 20, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Looks like a pretty nice day here- just like the 3 bears, not too warm, not too cold, just right. <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> I'm finishing up my grocery list and I've added pumpkin to it. My husband likes those flavored coffee creamers sometimes so I'm keeping my eyes open for pumpkin spice to get here. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to go down to t... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:56:58 EST Monday, 9/19 Good morning Girls, <BR> You know I have to say it, wasn't it just yesterday that we turned the calendar to <BR> sept, and here we are almost 3 weeks in...I must be in a time warp or <BR> <BR> One of our new HD boxes is not working, so a tech, is coming out late morning. We could get all the channels except for the Christian channels...what's up with that. <BR> Now I can't even get the box to turn on...hopefully they can fix the problem up right quick. <BR> <BR> I have 2 mo... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:33:31 EST Blessed Sunday 9/18 Good Sunday morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was 68 when I woke up this morning. We are supposed to get rain beginning around noon. I sure hope we do. They have been saying that all week and so far all we have gotten has been sprinkles or quick showers. We do need rain. The yard is brown and everything is so dry. <BR> <BR> Well I just wanted to stop in an... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:21:43 EST Saturday, September 17, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning ladies <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It is really raining today. Too bad it's today because TOPS ladies from all over Oregon are coming for Fall Rally here and also a cruise ship is coming in today. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying a cup of coffee before I get ready to go to the theater where Fall Rally is taking place. <BR> <BR> I like it when things quiet down in the fall. How about you? <B... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:05:50 EST Friday September 16, 2016 Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <em>465</em> Fall is in the air. It is cooler at night and makes sleeping much easier than this summer when it was so hot. <BR> <BR> I have a trip to town planned for today. I have several stops to make so it will probably be a longer day at shopping. <BR> <BR> And it's Friday! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I don't really. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I thought ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:23:35 EST Thursday, September 15, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <em>465</em> Good morning ladies! <BR> <BR> Welcome to our new member, Marsha. <BR> <em>229</em> <BR> <BR> Well, the forecast for a sunny day on the Oregon coast hasn't happened yet - maybe later on. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my morning coffee before breakfast. Thinking about lots that needs to be done. A friend gave me a Naked Lady Bella Donna plant and she told me yesterday it needs to ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:46:24 EST Thur 15-2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi ladies <BR> These are the trees DH takes me to when we live in AZ. We have to drive up farther in mountains a little to see the fall colors. We have mainly juniper where we will be living. <BR> <BR> Leaving tomorrow for AZ to take a load. We will be coming back to CA we think around Tuesday. Have to think about what I need to take on the trip. Seems like I almost have as much stuff... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:59:32 EST 9/14 HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN Good morning all! <BR> Karen I hope you have a delightful day! Any big plans with family? Did you get the great grand baby yet? You and the baby can celebrate your birthdays together. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I loved this picture when I found it. I thought we could all get together here for a party for you Karen. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:59:23 EST Tuesday, 9/13/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> We're up earlier than usual to get ready for DH's catscan. So I'm off to make coffee- have to have that first! <BR> <BR> I woke up with this thought: What is Patty crocheting? It's a surprise. What is it?! <BR> <BR> Iris, I hope you can join us soon - you are missed. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope Jan gets some help this week. <BR> <BR> Nina, Happy packing. <BR> <BR> G... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:35:23 EST Monday 9/12 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> How is everyone on this Monday morning? Our weather has cooled down and that is such a nice break. I think it is supposed to be warmer today. Back into the 80's. <BR> <BR> I want to go to the garden today and pick beans. I was noticing yesterday that I have some more ready to pick. Not sure how many there will be. But things are winding down. the corn is done unless I find an ear or two just to eat. And just enough beets left to eat another meal or so.... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:31:35 EST Sunday 11, 2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is going to be another sunny day. They say the temps will be much lower until Friday. That will help DH to be able to get his garage packed. I too can get the RV boxes cleaned out and gone through to move. We are going to take them with us. <BR> <BR> Today will go visit my mom. Could not go last week because DH was sick. <BR> <BR> That is all I know... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:45:54 EST SAT. 9/10/2016 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> Well I am crossing things off my list with the packing. I am beginning to feel like it is getting somewhat done. We will take a load the end of this week. We will come back and finish the packing to move by the 15th of Oct. maybe sooner. We will take mostly garage stuff the first time. <BR> Today we are going to clean out the remodeling tools etc in the RV. I ma... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:08:50 EST Friday, 9/9 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Nina, I understand you not wanting to drive that distance...praying <BR> that top picture reminded of that song, blue skies smilin' at me, nothing but blue skies, is what I see...what a difference in those two pictures... <BR> <BR> Karen, mj is also legal in Michigan. Good job on having that electric checked... <BR> <BR> Jan, it sure looked stormy here yesterday, but I don't think it rained, was just miserable with the high humidity. <BR> <BR> Iris, we had t... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 07:37:31 EST Thursday, 9/8 Good morning girls, <BR> A whole week in September gone... <BR> <BR> I got up at 7:30 and started working on my shawl. It took 1 1/2 hours to do 2 rows this morning, 326 stitches on the last row. <BR> <BR> So now just the border. Not sure if I can finish it today or not. Hubby says I will not wear it, he is probably right, so I can use it as a lap robe. I sure do love it though. <BR> <BR> Lunch at senior center today <BR> then take cousin to the store, unless it is storming too badly. Supp... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EST Wednesday, 9/7 Good morning girls, <BR> 82 degrees today and thunderstorms again. That means humid weather again. <BR> <BR> Still plugging away on my shawl. Not sure how long I want it in the back, as it is a triangle shawl...we shall see. Hoping to finish it today, but not sure... <BR> <BR> I also need to get more hats done, so maybe no work on roses afghan for a while. We shall see on that too, but I do want to get it done, so who knows... <BR> <BR> Yarny projects are up in the air <BR> <B... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 09:32:32 EST Tuesday, September 6 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Today I woke up to the sound of a good pouring down rain. The kind the cats don't even want to go outside. It's the first day of school here. I saw my across the street neighbor leave awhile ago while I was making coffee (she's a teacher). <BR> <BR> I'm glad I got things done outside yesterday. <BR> <BR> Looks like today will be an inside day. And there's plenty to do inside for sure. <BR> <BR> How is everybody doing? I hope Nina is feeling better. Patty... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:30:21 EST Posting See Patties post-we must have been doing at the same time. Moved to hers. <BR> Nina Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:29:25 EST