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2/26/15 8:14 P

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Hi girls. Still in the grips of winter here. I too am soo over winter!

I have good news! Finally, my surgery is scheduled! With some perseverance and after several phone calls, I am scheduled for 3/12. Mike and I go to Indianapolis tomorrow for my preop testing and my joint class. The joint class is to educate about joint replacement and answer questions. I have been getting some information about post surgery from the surgeon and hospital. I am not happy about some of the info, i.e. taking antibiotics the rest of my life for any procedures or dental work, unable to do running for exercise, and other possible limitations. But hopefully I will be able to play tennis, workout and otherwise live an active life. So I am just looking to beyond the surgery and to our lives in Florida!

Jeanette, so glad you are having such a wonderful time with your daughter. I know that it will become a beautiful memory you can lock in your heart! Safe travels home my friend!

Brenda, sounds like you are ready to move to FL with me! So sorry to hear of the family drama. I hope things will have settled down by then so you can enjoy your time on the beach without having to deal with that.
Kare, hope you feel better soon. Are you still in the deep freeze up there?

Dianne, I am enjoying your travel pics on fb. How is Don adjusting to the dreaded minivan? Safe travels to you too my friend.

Denise, the pics of the babies together were adorable. Bree is a little beauty! Are you all done redecorating/painting?

Hi to everyone else checking in. Going to get off here and get things ready for tomorrow and then watch the finale of How to get away with murder. Have a great weekend girls!


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2/26/15 7:51 A

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Good Morning and Happy Thursday to you all.....

Another cold snowy day ....SO ready for spring...starting to seriously consider moving South ..time will tell :)

SO much drama going on with my sister and her family...I think I told you guys that her and her ex are back together again after 20 years of being divorced....Her ex Tim and I have been SO close through it all and now I just shake my head at the whole situation....We have our Myrtle Beach trip in July and I had invited my niece Courtney to go well I found out yesterday that now her and my sister are making their own plans to go.....what a slap in the face to me...(which my niece doesn't understand) in her mind because they are staying with us I should just get over it and be fine.....why would I want all that DRAMA with my sister to follow me to the beach? And I feel like it's kind of my niece slapping me with " hey thanks but have a better offer" type thing....so her and I had some words last night over all of it and the new family dynamics and she just doesn't understand why I'm not jumping up and down that Amy & Tim are back together again....but I told her if they're still together in 5 years I'll maybe change my tune but I know my sister and she only wanted Tim because he was happy with Sharon (his fiance) and when the fun of the pursuit and capture is gone my sister will get bored and cheat on him AGAIN which is what she did in the first place...None of them like it that I'm still friends with Tim's ex Sharon but she didn't do anything wrong to me so why would I NOT be her friend??? My niece is kind of in fairytale land of "Mommy & Daddy are reunited" mode and my fear is that she's not going to be able to handle when it all blows up again....she doesn't remember how volatile it was the first time....makes me sad because she and I have always been close but I can't pretend that I'm thrilled with everything just to please her....I feel bad because we have all always had a pretty good family connection and all of this has made everything very awkward ....but it is what it is...I did tell my niece that they need to pick a different location for their vacation ...I'm just not dealing with it .....so that's my crazy life right now...lol This too shall pass.

Jeanette....I'm so glad you've had a great trip....hope you squeeze in as much fun as you can before you leave Saturday.

Kare....Stay warm up there....hope those geese bring spring soon for you too!!!

Hello to everyone checking in....I hope you have a great day

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2/26/15 6:54 A

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Morning...
just back from an early morning outing, awoke to 50 degrees, DD didnt have to be in to work until 1030 so we went to one of Gordon Ramseys restaurants for an 830 breakfast. We orderd a goat cheese mushroom omelet and eggs benedict on pumpernickel with smoked salmon. Delicious...... shared a pear, cucumber, coco water smoothie type concoction.
After breakfast we walked 45 minutes to her office then I continued another 35 back to the flat. She has a serious business dinner after work so it was nice carving out some quiet time this morning.
internet is so hit and miss here, sometime my post go thru and then randomly not. Have even tried going thru the UK Spark, have the most trouble with Spark...probably something I am failing to do.
flight leaves 630 am Saturday..cannot believe it is time to go home.
has been a wonderful trip
will check in Sun Mon when back in the states
have a blessed week
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2/25/15 6:18 P

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Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! Bitterly cold again but someone said they saw geese the other day so that's always a good sign of spring coming.

Been a busy week at work. Had a workshop today for speech assistants in the division. It's a chance for everyone to share problems, successes and learn what's new in the world of speech therapy. Tomorrow is the skiing/tubing trip for grades 6-8 but I am staying back with the kids who don't want to go. My one young man is behind in every subject so we are going to try and get him caught up.

Hope you are all doing well. Brenda, Aunt Flo hasn't shown up for about 10 months but I can tell that she is causing havoc for me. Been retaining fluid all week and have had ovary pain. Glad you got some time to clean up. ...

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2/25/15 11:25 A

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Hi girls and happy Wednesday to you all....

Had a good day at the salon yesterday....came home to hang out with my favorite little i man....so hard to believe he'll be 2 in just a few weeks...time sure does fly!!! He talks SO much now....love hearing him put his little sentences together.

The scale is holding steady...hoping Aunt Flo will take her extra water weight and move on out very soon.

Aiyden just left to go with Dad for the rest of the day until Andrea gets off work....I'm thinking I'll take advantage of the free time and clean out my pantry and do a little laundry...might try and finish cleaning our room....my side of the room seems to be the catch all ...lol not too bad but a good day to knock it out!!

I have a couple of people coming for haircuts at the apt tonight...couldn't get them on my salon schedule but hate to pass up the money ;)

I hope you're all doing great....kind of quiet here...missing you guys :)

Have a fantastic day.

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2/23/15 11:17 P

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Happy Monday everyone....

Had a great weekend...celebrated our Granddaughter Raena's birthday on Sunday and then came home to watch the Daytona 500..Today Andrea and I ran some errands...got the craft stuff to announce her pregnancy...picked up some groceries....ran to Kohl's to get Austin a few things he's going to Florida for a week with his friend Kyle..he leaves Friday.

Still been doing well tracking food and water....scale is kind of stuck right now but Aunt Flo is here so I'm blaming her....lol

Denise...I'm SO with you with the weather...I'm just over it!!! Hoping to head south for a long weekend in April..March is too busy with birthdays.

Kare....it is funny how we get adjusted to weather....when we hit 30 now it feels like a heat wave...lol

Hello to everyone checking in...

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2/23/15 7:27 A

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Morning.....completely done with the snow....cold is one thing, but the snow keeps me in too much....made the most of it this Saturday...got out and back in time to make some meals.
My sons friends were here, and slept over, so that was nice..love when they come over, like in their "younger" days...they always loved hanging out with Jim;). They are so sweet to me too.

Got to see my new grandniece yesterday with Kelly and Bree. Bree was in awe over her, and just wanted to reach out and grab onto her. She was not happy that she couldn't hold her like she does her babies. We got some adorable pictures...such joy;)

Kare...hope things are going smoother. You did what you needed to do in the situation...hopefully Brian will come to see it himself. Thinking of you.

Brenda....fun times with your boy;)

Hope our vacationing girls are well...looks like Dianne is enjoying the warm weather!!

Well, it's the last week of February already...hard to believe, but I'm glad. This class of mine is so challenging....early dismissal for them today....workshop for us.

Have a great week.....

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2/20/15 11:00 A

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Isn't it funny how our perspectives on temperatures are so different given where we live. -26C here this morning and it is rather pleasant given the -40C temps we have had for the last week. It is snowing big fluffy flakes right now and looks so beautiful out.

Brenda, I am hoping that Brian is moving towards responsibility for his actions now that he has vented at me. I did the only thing I could when I called for help. To not have called and had something happened would have filled me with guilt for my lifetime. I really think once we have the court date over in March, we can both move forward.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

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Happy Frigid Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday....

-24 here today...BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRR I am just SO over this!!!!!!

Everyone have a fantastic day....Hugs to all

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Hello and happy Thursday to you all.....

Had a day off yesterday but Aiyden was here so needless to say I didn't get much done....lol I did manage after he left to get 2 loads of laundry done, dishes, dinner and then we went to the tax man....so still a great day. Still staying very on track with eating and water...getting SO tired of the FRIGID cold temps and snow...I NEED to get out walking again!!!

I have to work today but I think it's going to be a somewhat early day for me for a Thursday and I"m OK with that...lol We like Nascar and tonight starts the festivities so Jim is really excited....

Kare.....I'm SO sorry for all of the emotional stress you have been going through.....I'm sorry but I think BRIAN needs to take accountability for HIS actions...he can't point the finger of blame at you but that leaves 3 fingers pointing back at himself...you did what you HAD to do in that moment and for that you owe NO apology....if ANYONE owes an apology it is him to YOU and don't you let him make you feel otherwise....you are an incredible woman with SO much strength so you just focus on you and your kids and you let him figure out how to deal with his anger for a situation that HE created. Love you SO much and am here if you need to talk, vent, cry, scream ...anything at all (((((HUGS))))

Jeanette....SO happy you're having a great time...can't believe it's half over either....where does the time go?? Can you believe Aiyden will be 3 in just a few weeks....Oh my...lol

Dianne...enjoy that warm, fabulous Vegas weather!!!!

Denise...what do you have planned for the weekend?? I'm sure you're as sick of winter as I am....stay warm!!

Tina....sure do miss you girl....tried reaching you on Facebook..hope you're well.

Lisa...So need a get together...feel like it's been forever...I'll be glad when you meet Mr. Right so you'll want to hang out again...I miss you!!!!

Colleen...hope you're doing well.

Cori....How are you doing....any surgery date yet??? I think you're in the same weather pattern we are...YUK!!

Hello to anyone else checking in....make it a great day!!!

Hugs to all,
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2/17/15 8:19 P

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Sounds like you are having a great time in England - one of the places I would like to visit someday....

Been having some rough days. Went to the Dr to talk about how I am feeling and he feels I am under extreme stress(duh really?) and he will take me off work if I want. What I want is to not have to be at home, work is fine. Brian is super sensitive and it doesn't seem to matter what I say it is wrong. We have been fighting non stop and I am glad he is on evenings this week, less we will see of each other for a few days.

Not sure if I mentioned we had a huge blow up last week and he finally told me how pissed he is at me for what happened. I know it is not my fault, I wasn't drinking and nor did I drive a vehicle while impaired but he obviously hasn't dealt with everything yet. I am trying to be understanding but somedays it's hard. He feels I have no right to feel like a victom as he is the one who will lose his license and have a record. He is angry that I wouldn't agree to put a breathalyzer in the car - the only way he can have his license back. In no way am I going to endanger my reputation and job by blowing into a tube to start my vehicle. It means a 2 year suspension instead of one but that's life. I am hoping that now he has expressed his anger he can start to move forward.

So not a lot more to say, I haven't been avoiding all of you but just trying to hold it together. I am trying to eat better and exercise and hope that will help with my stress level. Coming here and talking to all of you helps too, so thank you for being here for me....

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Keeping this short, internet is hit and miss, had a post all ready yesterday went to hit post and no internet service.
Just got back from changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, went by myself so that was a leap outside the comfort zone. Having a cup of coff= and heading out to do a little closer to home sightseeing.
Cant believe my stay is half over...time is flying

take care everyone...have a great week
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Hello and Happy Fat Tuesday to you all....

Had a good day yesterday running errands with Andrea...went to both beauty supply stores, stopped at Burlington to buy a high chair for Aiyden to use when he's here...we started buying stuff for his 2nd birthday party....time is flying!!

I've been staying totally on track with my eating and water...feels good to be in control...can't wait for the weather to break to get some exercise in. Aunt Flo is supposed to come this week so not sure I'll see much of a loss this week but that's ok...slow and steady I'll get there.

I have to work to from 11-6 and then home to hang out with Aiyden...he's getting SO big...talking up a storm...totally infatuated with trains right now.

Well I hope everyone is having a great start to their week...

Quote of day:

"BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" lol

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Hello and Happy Sunday to you all....

It's a frigid day here today about 1 out there and -35 windchill..BRRRRR not going out at all today!!

The wedding went great ....have to say it was THE fastest wedding ceremony I've ever seen lol but hey it worked for them...lol The weather yesterday was awful so a lot of people didn't come to it but it was still nice!

Dianne....hope the trip goes good....I think you'll enjoy the van even if Don doesn't...lol

Denise....you go girl getting close to the onederlands....I'm getting there I've lost 10 lbs since January 8th....still have a couple of months til I'll hit onederlands but we'll get there :) I'm so sorry for all the loss you're struggling with...I know time heals it a little so that's my prayer for you!!

Cori...Happy Anniversary to you & Mike.....this darn cold weather needs to go away! Look up info on an old work out I used to do called body flex...it's a lot of deep breathing and holding positions but it does help tone the body :)

Kare....How are you doing? I hope all the legal/medical stuff is starting to slow down for you guys....I pray for some peace and calm for you guys once all this stuff is behind you. How's Dwayne & Meghan (sp?) doing

Aiyden pushed a couple of buttons on my laptop this morning and it started making some clicking noise and then just died...I'm thinking it crashed....Jim will take it to his IT guy at work to see if anything is salvageable but I"m thinking not...SOOOOOO many pictures in there...many backed up to a hard drive so that is good...not losing much sleep over it since I can't change the outcome.

Hello to everyone checking in...hope you're doing well.

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2/15/15 3:41 P

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Hi girls....it's freezing here today. Actually haven't ventured out yet, though.
We got an inch or or 2 of snow, but the wind is ridiculous!
I just finished painting the "accent" wall in family room. It's the wall with the fireplace, painted it a hunter green, and will be ordering the rugs tomorrow. Feeling good about the new clean change. It leads to doing my powder room now too, though...oh, well, one room at a time.

Dianne, Jim felt the sane way about a mini van...lol....you're right. It's getting you to AZ.
Hope all is well
Cori....happy anniversary....July would be 32 years for us..I hear ya about the valentine crowds...hope you had a fun time. Thanks for checking in with me. It means a lot;)
Hope you hear something about the knee soon!

Going to see 50 shades of Gray today w my g/f that read the series with me.
I know there's much controversy about it, but who cares...it's just a movie, and we are big girls..

Hope you are all doing well.....stay warm..

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2/15/15 9:43 A

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Hi girls. Happy weekend to you all. Very cold and windy here. The extreme cold makes my knee ache, but other than that, it is not doing too bad. I think not exercising at all since December has helped my knee pain but definitely not helped the scale. I am going to try some exercise this week and just try to be careful with what and how I do it. Still no surgery date. I am going to call them this week and see what is the holdup.

Mike and I celebrated 34 years of marriage yesterday. We were reminiscing and had some good laughs at some of the memories. We wonder where all the years have gone. But since we have been together since we were 15, itís hard to remember life without each other. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and loving man.

Dianne, Happy anniversary! Cars can be so frustrating at times! Hope Don can survive the humiliation of having to be seen driving a minivan. Glad his surgery went well. Have fun and have a safe trip!

Denise, I so wish we lived closer to one another. My heart breaks for you and I just hope those that are close to you are able to comfort you thru the rough times. Love you girlfriend. Congrats on the weight loss!

Jeanette, so glad you are enjoying your holiday! How exciting! Be safe and have fun!

Brenda, how was the wedding? Saw the pics on fb and looks like there was a good turnout for it. I often wish we would have picked a different date for our wedding. It seemed so romantic when we were young, but we have always had to contend with crowds and inflated Valentineís Day prices for anything we do to celebrate our anniversary. We usually just end up celebrating it on a different day.

Kare, how is your ear doing? Hope you are getting some relief with that. Every thing else okay your way?

Well I need to get off here and get some things done. Have a wonderful week girls!

~Cori~

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hi girls - I'll see if I can get this finished..what a week..if something goes wrong it has! But surgery went well, Dr recheck was good - no problems...

But....last week the check engine light came on - had it looked at since we were driving down south...got everything looked at - recalls up to day - everything looked good - until we got to Fargo yesterday. Check engine light comes on - called the shop they said bring it in in the morning - then a warning pops up that says "engine will no start after 200 miles" What???? called shop - bring it in now - so we had to leave fargo early (97 miles away) with this warning pop up blinking at us the whole way. Found out the catalytic converter was going out - don't drive it....ok but one problem!? We're going south! Parts back ordered - ok how about give us something to drive? Nope - they said they have nothing on the lot - so we actually we're looking at trading it off because this is a problem they have been haven with no solution. But finally the salesman pushed hard and they found us a mini van - no if you guys could have seen Don's face when he was told he was going to drive a mini van - wow....this is something he swore he would never drive. But guess what - we're driving a mini van to AZ...lol, it's transportation - let's not complain.


forgot to finish this! Saturday morning already - here we go!

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Morning girls....what a week!!
Yesterday was a very emotional day....sometimes I wonder if my mind will ever recuperate. I seemed to have lost a lot from back in September....school details, especially. Thank goodness, my staff is so patient with me. Went for regular check up yesterday, too. I saw Jim's doctor and had a good cry with him....I'm wondering if I'm getting my period....it's been over Two months....I've been skipping a few...hoping it finally ends! Anyway, my students had issues, and then a colleague screwed me at the last minute, and I was ready to freak...
Went out with Kelly and Bree, got some hugs, had a glass of wine, and went to bed.
Hoping today is better...it's Friday, so that helps.

Jeanette..you should like you're having a wonderful time. Good for you, girl!!

Diane....how's hubby? Happy anniversary...such a great picture of you two.

I did lose some weight....apparently the school scale wasn't wrong last week;)
10lbs to go to get to "one-der land"

Have a great day girls....xoxo

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Good afternoon...going to try this again.....had a lovely post ready to go early morning and poof gone. Just back from a brisk walk, went to this large market area...book shops, antigues, funky clothing (a whole different story), produce market, flowers, tea and coffee shops, bakeries.
About 2 miles from the "flat" so did a brisk walk there, meandered around and brisk walk home. I prefer walking to the tube, the London underground train, like to get my bearings so I have a better understanding of my surroundings. So many people walk here so it isn't odd. Have logged 57 miles and that isnt counting the airport.

Brenda wish you were here.....it is cold but we could walk away the day!! What color did you do your nails? Didnt have time to get haircut before leaving so thought I would look into having it done here.....hahaha checked out a couple places today $75 US dollars just for a cut and I have short hair....that seems really high....but London is expensive.
Have fun at the wedding this weekend.?.is it a small family one or an big to do!

Pretty quiet here this week.......hope everyone is well and taking care of yourself!

I am enjoying my quiet days, alot of time to reflect! Went into a beautiful church today and just sat in complete solitude, it was nice
all for now want to get some prep work done for dinner
love you girls
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Happy Thursday to you all.....


Had a great day yesterday...got the mammogram done ...got my nails done ....Andrea & Aiyden came by for dinner ......all in all a great day....Still doing great staying on track....the scale is coming down little by little....can't wait to get back to walking...so ready for winter to be over!!


Hope you all have a great day...make great choices!!!

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Good morning and Happy Tuesday to you all...

Heading to the salon soon...working 11-6 today and then home to hang with Aiyden :) Tomorrow I'm getting my mammo done and my nails done too....my oldest Step son Jay is getting married Saturday on Valentines day...so have to have the nails looking good...lol

Jeanette....I'm so glad you made it there safely ....have a wonderful time....keep us posted on all the fun :)

Hello to everyone checking in....time to get this day started

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good morning from London.......up very early today.....DD has an entrance exam today. She is going to get her MBA for Executives, hopefully at Wharton. keep your fingers crossed for her, she really wants to get in there, such a rigorous process to be accepted and such a small number get in......she can take the test here, luckily a testing site just about 2 miles away!
I got here early Saturday morning......6 hours time difference.....so I feel a bit mixed still.

Denise...Happy Birthday to sweet little Bree......you are in for such a fun year ahead. The change from 1 to even 18 months is crazy, they really learn who you are and wait till you hear grandma for the first time....it will put a lump in your throat and a smile in your heart. Luke is 21 months old, and oh dear he is so much fun. The kids just laugh at us, we are such buddies. if i am sitting onthe floor, he pushes my shoulder "gramma up, march march" he wants to hold my hand and march, it was a game i started with a large dishpan of water and a warm patio, marching barefoot so he could see our footprints! Now he wants to march everywhere, or run and giggle as i "chase" him?.....oh are you in for a fun summer......your heart will hurt in a good way for all the love and sheer joy she brings to life!

Brenda....awesome that you are so busy at the shop! Hard to be unhappy about money coming in the door......although it is so much more for you than that......I know you love what you do, it shows in your smile and words about work and your loyal customers. Hugs to you, know how much Steve meant to you and how much you miss him!

Kare...hope you are feeling a bit better, glad you are seeking out your doctors help. This has been a long walk for you and know there had to have been times where you feel alone, angry and sad. For me just saying it outloud and not feeling guilty for having that emotion and not having to worry about someone elses feelings was a huge help.........hope you find some peace and life gets back on track for you.
we are thinking about doing a long weekend to Budapest while here. She mentioned Scotland for this coming weekend so we shall see if we can get Hungary scheduled for around the 20th.
i am very interested in the Halocaust so thank you for the pointers!!
Feel better soon.......
(Just a thought for your sore ears, I heat dried rice or beans in microwave throw in ziploc, then wrap in a small towel and use that for a bit of relief, stays warm for awhile).....a clean sock works well too

Dianne.....did surgery go well and as scheduled?........think you are leaving soon for your getaway. Have fun and be safe......have you heard any ruling on the "rock" court case?

Cori...how are you feeling? Were you able to get a date confirmed yet? Thinking of you!!

Brain kind of fuzzy this morning, weaning myself off so much coffee, think it is shower time. When DD gets back we are going to a coffee shop to relax and edit her essays.....i know ????? Where is the sanity there lol.....but drinking tea :)

Have a great day everyone....
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Hello and Happy Monday to you all.....

We had a nice weekend...I ended up working 8-4 on Saturday...then we went to our friends for dinner and cards...Sunday we relaxed most of the day..I had to go to the calling hours but that didn't take too long. Today I went to the funeral and then Andrea and I went to Steve's grave....I swear he was there pranking me...lol Came home and put dinner in and have laundry going....pretty tired tonight...Aiyden got up at 4:30 this morning and decided it was a good idea to stay awake....he's getting SO big and his teeth are coming in like crazy and I think that is what has been bothering him. He is talking SO much....he's a little mocking bird...repeats everything.....lol

Denise...Looks like Bree had a great time....thank God for that little bright spot in your life...Andrea is due Aug 24 :)

Kare...How's your ear doing today? Did Dwayne get his way with you making dessert??

Jeanette....hope you're having a great time....:)

Dianne...When are you leaving for your trip??

Cori...Any word on surgery.

Hello to everyone checking in....I hope you have a great night!!

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Morning! Cold sunny morning here. Got potato soup cooking in the slow cooker and heading out shortly to buy ingredients to make Hungarian goulash from a recipe from our cruise. Dwayne thinks I need to make apple strudel too but we'll see.

Denise, Bree is so cute! Glad she had a great birthday.

Brenda, how was Andrea's appointment. Hope you had some down time this weekend.

Dianne, how are you? How did the sinus surgery go? Meaghan's boyfriend is going for sinus surgery this week.

Cori, How's the knee? Hope you weather is better. Cold here but it's better than rain and ice.

Jeanette, how's retirement going? When were you thinking of going to Budapest?

Hello to everyone else checking in....

Need to get my laundry done and vacuum etc but need to go out and get yogurt and snacks for lunches. Been dealing with an earache for a few days so sitting with a warm pad on my ear to ease the pain. It's probably just a build up of fluid but it's getting annoying....

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Hi girls.....still battling w this cold, but it's not keeping me down anymore.
Bree's birthday celebrations were so fun...she's such a gift to me;). We celebrated her actually birthday here together, and her party with the family yesterday..what a little trooper. I just love her so much!!

Dianne, how's your hubby doing?? Wow, that was a crazy road trip! Thankfully, it ended well.

Jeanette's, congrats on your retirement, and what a GREAT gift.....so excited for you.
I love hearing your stories about grandkids....what a blessing!

Kare, hope you're doing okay...good for you, turning to excercise...I really need to get back to that..I did lose a few lbs thus week, but kinda thought the scale was broke! Ha...
Hope the doctor helps you find some relief.

Cori....how are you?

Brenda....yes, our babies are getting big...my niece told me Bree is now a "toddler". Lol...I can't stand it!! When's Andrea due?

Hope everyone has a nice Sunday..

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Hello and Happy Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday to you all...

I started this post this morning but then Aiyden decided that MomMom needed to feed him before she left for work and of course I couldn't say no...lol

I've had really buys week at the salon and I'm booked solid tomorrow from 8-3 which is crazy for a Saturday since I usually don't work them...lol One of my customers passed away yesterday so I have calling hours and a funeral Sun/Monday...Monday is also Steve's birthday so I'm going to go to his grave if the weather cooperates.

I've been doing really good with food and water...still need to amp up the exercise!!

Kare....I sure hope you find some peace with that whole situation....so sad that you guys have had to deal with all of this.

Jeanette...have a wonderful trip....how exciting!!! send pics if you can :)

Dianne...How's hubby feeling since surgery? Did the court stuff all get settled?

Cori...hope you've been given a surgery date...how's it feeling??

Denise...Happy first birthday to Bree...boy that year sure flew....can't believe Aiyden will be 2 next month...I just booked the hall for his birthday party.

Hello to everyone else checking in.....

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Been a busy week here, I'm dealing with a lot of emotions with all the stuff Brian is going through Made the decision to talk to my Dr because I think I need some help to get past my emotions on what has happened. I see him next week. Meanwhile I am trying to keep busy and even got up and was at the gym at 6am this morning. Exercise really helps my stress level, I said to a friend that I used to eat to comfort myself and can't do that now so I need to find a new way to comfort myself.

Jeanette, if you are interested in the Holocaust you should go to the Synagogue in Budapest and also check out the museum and memorials attached to the synagogue. Go up the hill and check out the Royal Palace, lots of little shops to stroll through and a beautiful church. We couldn't go in because we were there on a Sunday and there was a service going on. It will be a wonderful experience.

Well off to get ready for work. Have a nice day

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Hi Girls...

Happy Thursday to you all....tried to check in yesterday but this darn computer was acting up....Austin has a new laptop he used for EMT school that he's going to let me use now when this one is being crazy....

Heading to the doctor with Andrea now....I'll check in more later today but wanted to wish you all a fabulous day!!!!!

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Jeanette that is wonderfull! What a gift...I know you will have a fabulous time! But be safe too! Can't wait to hear the stories when you come back.

Everything still going the same here - had a scare yesterday - as we were leaving town DH heads for the highway and says I wasn't going to go this way I was going to go through town - oh well - we can still get home this way, sometimes faster...as we were exiting the highway I pointed and said that van is coming down the ramp the wrong way! Straight towards us! Don rolled down his window and was waving like crazy and got the lady to stop - she sat there and looked at us like she wanted to keep going - finally she rolled down her window and Don says your going to wrong way! You could see it in her eyes when she realized what was happening - Don told her she has room right here to turn around and that everything would be ok - so we headed up the ramp slowly watching her and she started turning around and here comes this semi taking the ramp - I was ready to call 911 but we noticed he stopped and sat there while she got turned around....whew! SSSOOOO glad we took the highway! That is the 3rd time that has happened to me where we have stopped someone or called 911 to let them know whats going on. Felt so sorry for the elderly lady.

Well the 3 lbs I lost came back but then I lost 1....so I have 2 lbs to go before we leave on the 14th. I think I can do this...workouts have been going good. Ordered some new shoes for the trip and I really hope they get here in time - they said by the 10th. If not Don said we can buy some on our way down.

He just pulled in so I'd better get ready for coffee - nose surgery tomorrow!

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hi girls....
Don't know where the days are going...hard to believe it is February already...happy about that but geeze the days are flying by. Had Luke Saturday thru Monday, had so much fun, we read and cuddled and farmed and baked cookies. we played in the snow, danced, learned to hike a football. I miss him like crazy when he goes back home, but sooooo thankful for the time I get with him. Obviously I didn't need to exercise those days...haha

Brenda,,,happy to hear you are back on track! Woohoo! Keep going!! Wow you had a productive day, getting all that done...great feeling! Andrea doing okay? Keeping her in my prayers for a healthy pregnancy!

Denise...Isn't it crazy what a little paint does to brighten up a room? (and spirits) How is Bree feeling? such nasty stuff going around! Hope you are feeling better too!

Dianne....Are you excited for your trip? Hope everything goes on schedule so you guys can get on the road and enjoy your time away!

Cori....Hope your week is going good...any word on a scheduled date yet? know you are anxious to get it behind you and get on with life. That was awful what your DIL did with your doll.....shame on her!! that just made my heart sad...((HUGS))

Kare...Hope court things get finalized for you this week....know it has just been a nightmare for you...hoping you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!
DD mentioned we might fly to Budapest for a long weekend, I told her you were just there and had all good to say...what should we not miss if we go?

So i am officially retired as of February 1. emoticon
Not sure if I mentioned business has been sold, new owners will be taking over March 2.
I was trying really hard to be a faithful, loyal employee and stay till the end but things were getting a little unsettled in the transition so just decided to be done. I was putting everyone's best interest in front of my own and I was really causing myself a crazy amount of stress. It was a tough decision, my boss has been so wonderful to me through the 16 years. We have become this odd little family!
New owners have called me 3 times trying to offer me a job.....they are a little "scared" about my shop and the amount of ordering required to keep it stocked! I finally told her today that the amount they would have to offer me is double where they are! KNOW they won't go there so I am officially retired!
DD & DSIL are flying me to London as a retirement gift. I am very excited to go spend some one on one time with DD. leaving on Friday staying till the end of the month for sure, maybe longer depending on where she is by then!

Packing tomorrow, then having an Al and J day on Thursday.....just hanging out together, maybe lunch out. I miss him a lot when we aren't together so we try to cram a lot into a few days till we are back together. He told me I have worked so hard all these years to go and enjoy myself...I am blessed to be married to him! (Even if he does drive me crazy some days)lol We will go again in July or August if all goes according to plan.

getting sleepy.....taking way to long to get this post done...went to accountant today for taxes then helped DH tile a basement he is working on. think i will turn in..
sleep well everyone
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Hi Girls and Happy Monday to you all....

We had a great weekend...the new band was awesome they play a lot of the same music as the old band so it was a great time!! Sunday we just relaxed other then doing laundry and then prepared a bunch of healthy snacks for the Super Bowl....Andrea and Aiyden stayed with us all weekend because of the big snow storm...we ended up getting 8- 10 inches she's only a mile from work if she stays here and the roads are usually "ok" from here to there.

Today I got a lot of things accomplished...scheduled my mammogram, got all my tax stuff organized , balanced both checkbooks, finished addressing Austin's thank you notes from graduation SO glad to have them done...he took way to long but oh well it is what is it is. I got the table centerpieces done for my step son Jay's wedding for valentines day, paid all the salon bills and & my bills for the month....made for a great day!!!!!!

Cori...that is such a bummer about the pain in your knee..I sure hope they get you scheduled soon....what a horrible thing for them to do with YOUR doll...shame on them...I'm glad you took it back!!!

Denise...glad the paint brightened your spirits a little.. I hope this cold goes away for you soon...I've been battling a head cold too but feel like it's almost gone now..

Kare...Hope tomorrow goes well for Brian...nice you'll have some time with your parents. How long has Dwayne been playing piano?

Dianne...
glad the surgery went well...hope he heals quick so you guys can go enjoy some time away.

Jeanette...How was your weekend??

I've been doing great staying on track and getting all my water in...most days getting lots of steps in but can't wait for the sidewalks to clear so I can get out walking again!!

Hello to anyone else checking in...

Quote of the day:
The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It's not about the circumstance, but rather what you are made of."

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Feel better girls - this cold/flu thing is a whopper! Take care of yourselves

Off to Brandon tomorrow for Brian to finish his course at the Alcohol Foundation -- it's part of the process after a DUI, Dwayne and I will visit with my parents. Then home after lunch so we are back for Dwayne's piano lesson.

Hope you are all doing well. Heading to bed soon...

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H girls...I'm sick, nasty cough and congestion...fromBree?? She is getting better, though.
Had some soup and laying in bed....trying to stay up til 8:30-9, do I don't wake up too early.

The painting went really well, it brightens up the room so much... The accent wall needs to get done, and now I'm getting new rugs in there!! So happy about that..my brother is lending me the $$ til dads $ covers it...I can't wait til it's finished!!

Cori, glad your knee is feeling better...my siatica is coming back,,,,boy does it make me feel old;((

Dianne...sorry you had that bug, and glad your better. Will keep you guys in my prayers this week w surgery coming up.

Hope everyone is staying warm and doing well..
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Hey girls - feeling better - not 100% but better than yesterday. Our cold has come back, hoping it doesn't last too long. Hard to believe that January is gone - time flies by too fast.

Don has his surgery Thursday...fingers crossed that he doesn't get sick! Recheck next week and then hopefully we can hit the road. Started packing today and finding rooms. Just hit me that it will be Valentines Weekend and it may be hard to get rooms. Can always cancel it we decide to go farther.

Cori - glad to hear you knee is doing better. I know I have to turn carefully and get out of the vehicles carefully cuz if I twist my knee the wrong way I'll suffer for a few days. They haven't said anything about replacement ... trying to strengthen it so that will never happen.

Hello to everyone checking in! Have a great night!

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Hi girls. Itís been a long week. Tried to post on Wednesday but internet was down. I didnít want to let any more days slip by without posting. Weather has been okay here but they are forecasting a storm this weekend. Have heard snow totals from 6Ē to 11Ē so we will see. Snow just all got melted here today and then itís right back tomorrow. Is winter over yet???

My knee is almost back to the point it was before I got the cortisone injection. I have to be careful how I walk or move. Fortunately I am not to the point of limping yet. Just waiting for the call to tell me when surgery is scheduled. Can't come soon enough.

Brenda, glad to hear you got a good report at the doctor. How is Jimís hip doing? Andrea doing okay? Enjoy your weekend! Sounds fun!

Dianne, not a good way to lose weight! Hope you are feeling better! Did Don have his surgery? Hope all is well.

Denise, thinking of you and praying for comforting, especially during the long hours at night. I canít even imagine. Hope your Bree feels better soon! Hope the painting party with your sister lightens your spirit. Hugs sister!

Kare, hoping you get to rest and get some sleep this weekend. I am sure you are mentally and physically exhausted with the proceedings with Brian and your stress at work. Hope good things happen for you soon!

Jeanette, love the story of the old toys and Luke. I saved one of my dolls from when I was little and gave it to Amelia when she was about 1. But sadly I had to ask for it back after I saw it in their garage on top of a stack of boxes. Her mother said it didnít go with the dťcor in Ameliaís room so they put it in the garage. I was heart-broken. I am now saving it for YDSís future child. Glad your treasures are being enjoyed by Luke and any future grandchildren to come!

Shout out to anyone I may have missed. Gonna read my Kindle for a while. Have a good weekend everyone!

BTW, my start date was 10/02/2007. I am thankful to have been a part of this group for more than 7 years. I love you all like sisters and am so grateful for the blessing to have each of you in my life. emoticon


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Woohoo! Down 3 lbs this morning, of course I was in the bathroom all night, got about 2 hours of sleep...not the way to lose ... Just hope not all of it comes back! Off for a nap and hoping to feel better by tonight.

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Hi girls..TGIF.....it's cold outside!!
Dress down day today makes my feet happy;)) I miss my flip flops

Thanks for the support girls..I keep having dreams that Jim is back with me...I know he's always with me in spirit...but it's still so unreal.

Bree is sick, poor thing has bronchitis ...hoping the meds kick in today, and she's back to herself again. Tom is sick too, but just started a new job, so he's plugging along ...pray it moves out of him quickly too.
My sister is coming tomorrow to paint with me....brightening up my family room. We are painting over my paneling....can't wait til it's done!
I'm making soup this morning, ready for dinner tonight;)

Brenda,how sweet that you have a special friend to take care of....hope your day goes well..happy dancing, girl;)

Dianne, hope you're doing well...I just live the Luca of those grand babies!

Hi Jeanette and Kare, and Cori, looking forward to your weekend too, I'm sure.

I did weigh in, and am down a pound...lol...it's a start.

Have a great day girls....ps my date is January, 2008


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Hello and Happy Thursday to you all....

Had a busy day at the salon today the weather was a little dicey today so some customers were a little late and kept me hopping but I got it all to flow pretty well. Had another fantastic on track day...all my water in...in calorie range and got almost 11,000 steps in today!!!!

I have to work tomorrow and then go to the nursing home to cut one of my customers hair who's living there ...She's the one I've known since I was 4, she drove bus with my Dad...I just love her!! I'm off work Saturday....we're going out dancing Saturday night to hear two of the guys that used to be in the other band we like performing in thier new band...should be fun...Then Sunday we are surprising my Aunt and meeting her for lunch for her birthday..she'll be so happy!!

I checked my sign up date Jan 16, 2008....7 wonderful years with SP and some of the most amazing women I know....Thank you all for always being in my life!!!

Denise...I'm so sorry the nights are so tough....(((HUGS))))) to you ...call if you ever need some distraction at night :)

Dianne....vacation is getting closer for you...bet you can't wait!!!

Kare...sounds like your weather is about like ours...I'm SO ready for spring!!!! How's Dwayne doing...any great finds at Thrift store lately?? What's he into these days..any new favorites??

Jeanette....When is your official last day at work?? I can't wait for you guys to come this way for a visit so you can see Aiyden...he is talking SO much and is just a riot with the funny things he's doing....so much fun!!

Colleen....How's your week going?

Cori...hope you're having a great week...how's the knee?

Lisa, Nettie, & Tina....miss you

Hugs to all,
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Jeanette..Just checked mine..1/7/2007.... Wow, hard to believe we've all been together that long! Which explains why you all feel like family. We've all been through so much and I'm so thankful you've all been there for me.

Off to town...errends and lunch with a friend...have a great day girls!

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Denise...big hug girl....I understand, there were times I couldn't wait to get home and tell Kim something and then I realized he wasn't there...and nights are the hardest. Nights will get easier as a new normal sets in but you never know when that memory pops in again and it seems we start over. I think as time goes we just get stronger and can manage the pain better.

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Just looked at a calendar and realized 7 years ago today I joined Spark and started a wonderful journey with you ladies! Thank you for sharing your lives with me
I love each of you
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Morning! Freezing drizzle this morning so could be an interesting drive to work.

Brenda, you are doing a good job getting back on track.! Glad you have had such a quick recovery. Be careful walking that you don't slip and pull those muscles that are still mending.

Denise, I hope you have a better day, I can only imagine how hard the nights are without Jim beside you. I just remember how I felt when Brian was in the hospital for a week and was so lonely at night.

Dianne, hope your trip goes well. Glad you got the surgery rebooked. I bet your hubby will feel so much better. The first few days are rough but I know when Brian had the surgery after that he felt pretty good.

Jeanette, how's your week going?

Dealing with some insomnia from the weekend not caught up yet. Making me very tired and not as patient as I am usually at work. I'm very frustrated with the position I am in a work with the young lady who has selective mutism. Her test scores show she should be in life skills but the D has not talked to the Mom so we are stuck in grade 7 doing work she can't do or understand. The teacher doesn't adapt any of the work so it's a no win situation. The other EA that works with her is feeling the same so we vented at the resource teacher yesterday and she agrees something needs to change as well. I feel badly because our frustration is coming out in how we deal with this child and it's not fair to her....

Well, off to get Dwayne on the bus and drop Brian off at work before heading to work myself.

Have a good day!

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Dianne, your trip sounds nice, Vegas is fun, and AZ nice, too.
Hope all goes well with Don's surgery....sticks that it had to ve rescheduled.
Hope moms treatment goes well.

Brenda, I need to get back on track AGAIN! Water is a start, then exercising...

It's cold today, and I really don't feel like moving. For some reason, last night wasn't a good one. Just kept thinking of Jim not being here anymore...some days it doesn't seem real, and then, at night it hits me;(.
Well, I need to get going....today will get better.

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Hi Everyone....This computer is still being a little cranky...its just running so slow and keeps jumping all over the place...grrrrrr

Had a busy day at the salon but not to crazy..came home and Aiyden was already here....that makes it a great end to the day!!

Doing great getting back on track...Jim is on board now and that helps SO much...I've been tracking all my food again and I'm getting all of my water in daily...now have to amp up some walking and or workouts and I'll be feeling much more on my way to lower numbers on the scale!!

Denise...glad you didn't get hit with too much snow. Bet that Florida sun is calling you back!!

Dianne...bummer on the surgery being rescheduled...glad you're able to get him in still with the other doctor. I sure hope the new treatment works for your Mom.

Cori...How's the knee this week?

Kare..hope your week is off to a great start!!


Jeanette...the barn sounds adorable!!! I am SO ready for you guys to travel this direction so we can meet up again!!!!

Hello to everyone checking in...time to call it a night and hopefully tomorrow this computer will be running better!!!

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Denise - we are heading to Vegas with Don's daughter for 4 days then will drive over to Phoenix to see mom - she is doing ok. Had a pet scan last week and it showed new spots. So they are changing the chemo and adding radiation. They headed over to CA to see my nieces this week - always worry as those two like to try to get money out of mom...but she's put me in charge of finances so hopefully it won't happen. So we'll spend a few days there and then head home - haven't decided what route - Don talks about going to Texas...it'll all depend on calving!

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Jeanette - that barn sounds so cute - I have a garage, doll house and a quonset that I got out for the kids to play with. I always worry that it will get broken but I guess it's better to get broken while being played with than get broke while being stored! We've had such nice weather here - kinda scary. We can pretty much say we've had no snow. I think I pushed a little once last month.

Denise - glad you didn't get much snow! Just enough to make a snowman, enjoy a little and then hope it goes away.

Kare - I hope things can get figured out for you guys and put this behind you. We've had some pretty good weather, hope it continues!

Well Don was suppose to have his nasal surgery today - but they called last Thursday and cancelled because the Dr was called away (family emergency)..he was not happy as he has waited over a month and then they ask if he wants to reschedule...really?! So today he saw a different surgeon and thankfully can have the surgery next Thursday. Then recheck in a week which brings that date to February 13 - one day before we leave! So fingers crossed everything goes well! We do need to reschedule the colonoscopy which is ok with him....lol....we'll see how busy March is.

We have Brinley tonight as Joe, Jacie and Lenae all have some sort of flu. Then I see on Facebook that the twins also are sick - so I'm diffusing oils in our bedroom hoping we don't get anything! Guess we'll see how well they work - if nothing else they smell good!

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Cori - good news on the knee! Hope it all works out. Yeah - I'm not into selling oils...still iffy on if they really work - have heard lots of stories but....been defusing some of them in our bedroom that are suppose to keep us from getting the flu - we'll see if that works !

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Good Morning and Happy Tuesday.....my computer is being persnickity this morning so I'll try and get it working better so I can check in more tonight :)

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So our big storm amounted to maybe 2 inches, but I'm not complaining. They called school off last night before it even started....my daughter and family slept over, and all are sleeping still...no, her hubby went to work, but Tom is off.
Going to make Bree some French toast when she gets up, and hoping to get her in the snow for at least a cute picture;)
Hope everyone is good....

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Hi all.....just got done food shopping...crazy experience between being a Sunsay, and snow in the forecast!! Got some good recipes on Pinterest, so I'm getting ready to try 2 of them. I've been trying to prep meals for the week now that I have more free time on the weekends. Helps my mental health- sine the 2 main men in my life aren't here.
They are predicting snow this week, hoping for no snow days- maybe just a delay!

My class this year is very challenging- boys are so immature and into pushing/shoving, then tattling!!! Makes mr crazy. So it was hard going back after my trip, and that's why I don't want to prolong the year!!

Brenda, glad you're doing well. How's Andrea feeling? Will she find out the sex?

Jeanette, how was your time with your grandson? Too cute about the farm.
I'll check into Bryn Mawr....don't think it's too far. I'm from Delaware County, PA.
That would be wonderful.

Cori, how are you doing?

Dianne, your grandkids are so cute. How's the weather there?

Kare....still sending positive thoughts your way. Good luck!!

Going to throw some food together now.
Hoping my baby girl comes over. She's started to walk;)))
My joy!!

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Happy Sunday! Been warmer than usual here which means everything is now covered in ice. Spending the day at home recharging and getting some housework done. Got some baking done and have a roast beef dinner cooking in the slow cooker.

Jeanette, stay safe! So glad your son and grandson can enjoy the barn together.

Brenda, how's going back to work? Everyday gets easier....

Dianne, are you enjoying this warmer weather? It was supposed to snow yesterday but never happened. There are places that already have no snow - very unusual for around here but maybe not a bad thing given how high our rivers were in the fall.

Denise, how was going back to work? I always find it tiring after a holiday.

Cori, how was your weekend?

Colleen, how are things going?

Have to talk to the court appointed psychologist tomorrow on my lunch break. She is gathering all the info she can before Brian sees her on the 6th. Because he can't remember what happened she has to talk to me. Really wishing I didn't have to do it at work but it is the only time that works. After school, Brian and I are meeting with Dwayne's service worker to start the paperwork for me to be his Substitute Decision Maker for his financial/medical and legal affairs. It also designates him as a Vulnerable Person which has laws about how a person is treated. The application has to go before a panel who decides whether Dwayne needs a SDM and for what parts of his life so we have to be very thorough on what he can and can't do.

Hip is somewhat better although it is still touchy. Glad I can go for a massage on Wednesday after school.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Off to fold some laundry

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Good morning~
Staying put today, weather is sketchy...rain and sleet overnight now turning to snow and wind coming up. predictions of accumulations aren't much but that underlying layer of ice is kind of treacherous.
Cori and Brenda get ready, building as it moves East...think it will be pretty short lived cause in the 40's by next week. Was amazing here yesterday, temperature hit 50 and very sunny skies!
have a blessed day everyone
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have a few free minutes so wanted to pop in and say hello. Luke is on his way to spend the night ,so eagerly anticipating the evening. We have some fun things planned! going to make daddy a birthday cake and i dug Will's old farm things out so we are going to do some farming! LOL When Will was 2 I had a barn built for him. It is about 30" x 18" by maybe 30" tall. the roof hinges has doors and windows etc....bright red with a green roof. I cannot wait for both of them to see it! Not sure who will be more excited......before Christmas I got some things out and Will took them all home. he built a table and made roads and grass and cornfields and then set up this elaborate farm. They spend a lot of time playing together. It brings me great joy to see Will so happy. I talked with them last evening,mom was working and I could hear Luke in the background saying" too big won't fit". he was trying to drive a big tractor thru a door that was way to small! i love this age where he is engaging in play and chattering to us. So much fun!!

Brenda...so glad to hear you are recovering so nicely! Bet you are anxious to get back to a more normal routine! Have fun playing cards What do you play. i have been making Al play rummy with me at night. We turn on the heated mattress pad snuggle in and play cards....told him it is good for his brain!!! he is a fierce opponent!!!LOL can't wait for warmer, snow free forecast so we can head to PA, Jenn will be back from London for awhile at the end of March. so maybe then:) I miss you guys, been way to long!

Kare....Oh gosh I hope they find that it was just one of those nights and don't find any criminal intent! that whole process just needs to be over for you both! Praying for good results for you!!

Denise...Sounds like you had a great trip, isn't sunshine and the beach just the best soul healer!! So how far is where you live from Bryn Mawr PA? I would love to see you if we ever get that way again! DH is fighting me on driving, thinks he wants to fly but I can borrow a car, or take a train. Will definitely be there in September for three weeks, i have a meeting with the Pope! LOL

Oops they are pulling in better run..
love you girls, hi to everyone
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Hello and Happy Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
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Had a great day at the salon yesterday...busy but not too long...I'm working 11-5 today....working tomorrow just for a couple of hours then chillaxin all weekend..might play cards with friends Saturday night....they're calling for some snow Sunday so we'll just hang out at home :)

Everyone have a fabulous weekend!
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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all....

Yesterday was a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng day I was beat but felt pretty good this morning...I had my follow up with the surgeon today and she said everything looked great..she removed the outer tape pieces and said I'm good to go back to normal activities ...YEAH!! Tomorrow I work but just 10-4:30 ..much better day!!!

Kare...I sure hope they find that Brian was just not in a good place that night and take that into consideration!! Glad you're hip is feeling a little better!

Denise...SO glad your get away was everything you needed!! I LOVE seeing you checking in here more...makes me smile :)

Dianne...really snowy hear today too...we got 3-4 inches...I'm SO over winter !!

Cori...I'm SO glad to hear that you got an appointment sooner then anticipated...I pray it all comes together smoothly and that recovery will be quick!! When do you plan on making the move to Florida?

Jeanette....hope you're having a great week!!

Hello to everyone checking in...hope you're doing great

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Denise, so glad to hear you are feeling refreshed. It's amazing what some down time and friends can do for a person. Keep up the walking!

Cori,, glad to hear that things are moving along for your knee surgery. It is warming up a little bit here but then we end up with freezing rain and icy roads.

So Brian has been court ordered to have a psyc consult to see if he is criminally responsible for running into the police car. He goes on February 6th and back to court March 23rd. That should be the end of it except for the fact that he won't be able to drive for at least a year and probably have to face a fine.

Not much else going on, just working and trying to stay on track on my diet and exercise. Hip is feeling a bit better but still going for a massage next week. No gym yesterday or today. Not sure if I will get there tomorrow either as Brian works until 8:30 every evening. Should get up in the morning and go but he isn't too cooperative with Dwayne and then it just causes problems.

Hope you all have a nice evening. Off to put Dwayne to bed and put some laundry away

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Hi girls....I'm back to reality...it's snowing!!!
Naples was the best therapy I could have asked for......quality time with my best friend...good talks, cries, dancing, eating, relaxing. Beautiful sunsets, too.
I learned to love avacodos...lol....and did a lot of walking....

Cori, glad you received some good news about your knee. You have a great attitude.

Jeanette, your words are powerful....I want to stop in more often too...glad you had a nice getaway. Enjoy that time.

Kare, good luck with your case..I understand you wanting to just put it all behind you.
I'll be sending good thoughts.

Brenda, hope you're feeling okay after getting back to your regular routine, be careful!

Dianne, when are you going away? And where?
Praying for a good outcome with your case too.

Getting ready to do some walking...I felt good after all the walking on the beach and piers..Doris and I are trying to lose weight before we see each other again. I'm planning on spending some time with her in FL this summer.

Hoping to get weighed again at school, and see where I am.
Stay warm, my friends....xo

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Afternoon girls. It has turned a little colder here again but at least only in the low 30s so not as bad. Spitting snow/sleet some today.

I just got back home from seeing the knee surgeon in Indianapolis. Yesterday I wasnít very happy because they had called me to schedule my surgery for ďlate May or early JuneĒ! I let them know that was not going to work and we had words. Then I was about to leave for work this morning and they called and said they had a cancellation and wanted me there in an hour and a half. Itís about an hourís drive but I said Iíll take it. Mike had only been asleep for 4 hours but he insisted on going with me. The same NP that had gotten a little nasty with me on the phone yesterday was the same one that came in and examined me before the doctor came in. She had a completely different attitude and was nice and sympathetic today. The dr agreed I needed partial knee replacement but he did say the recovery was not going to be as bad as I had been told. If I can get the surgery by late March or early April then our FL timeline can go pretty close as planned. I am very happy about that! I really like the surgeon. I did some research on him last night and he is in the top 25 knee surgeons in the country so I am willing to do what I need to do to get him. Feeling much better about all this mess today. And I got a bonus day with Mike to top things off!

Brenda, hope you are still doing okay after your first day back to work. Glad Andrea is doing okay now too. I donít envy her being pregnant through the hottest part of summer. Hopefully itís a mild one!

Jeanette, glad you and Al were able to get away and relax. Good for you guys! I donít know if the first surgery was necessary but I do think that it caused my current condition. Even the doctors wonít say it didnít. The surgeon today said they donít really know for sure why some people develop this and others donít. But as I told Mike, I am thankful that itís just my knee and not cancer or some other life-threatening disease I could be dealing with. Trying to look at the bright side!

Dianne, my cousin has been selling essential oils for a while now (Young Living brand) and I have used some myself. Mike and I have used peppermint oil for headaches for about 10 years. I have considered selling them myself but I am still unsure of some of the miraculous claims they make. I believe natural anything is better than chemicals or unnatural remedies and cures but I donít know that I feel comfortable selling the products until I have time to further investigate everything. I am glad they are working for you though! If it works, Iím all for it!

Kare, how is your hip and cough? Hope you get some milder weather up there soon. Good for you getting back to the gym!

Denise, hope you had an awesome time and have a safe flight back!

Hi to anyone I missed! Going to change out the laundry and spend a rare evening with my love!


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Morning! Still lightly snowing here but temps are still in the 30's, can't really complain about that!

Feeling better every day around here - been taking deTorra essential oils and they seem to be helping me. Even with hot flashes - and opening up my sinuses. Also trying "slim and sassy"...suppose to help with cravings...not sure if it helps or not since I don't have many cravings! But my friend and her son use it (also do the shakes) and her son is down 17 lbs this month..granted he is much bigger than us but I told him he's doing an awesome job. Barb is down 9. So far I've been maintaining so that's ok. My goal was 165 before we leave for Vegas and I'm 168.8, not too worried yet and even if I don't get all the way there I'll be happy.

OK off to coffee...have a great day girls!

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Let's try this again...started a few times then after to leave. Been snowing out all day - just light stuff but they are saying 1-2 inches...hopefully they are wrong. Guess it wouldn't be bad as we pretty much have no snow. But the little bit of rain we get gets everything icy - i'd rather have the snow.

Brenda - how are you feeling? Wasn't today your first full day at work? Hope it went good...hope Andrea has no more spotting - that's always a little scary. We have talked about going to see that movie but not sure if I can handle the emotional part of it. Maybe wait until it comes out then rent it and watch at home.

Denise - pictures look great! Warm weather, friends and good times. So glad you got to get away.

Cori - thinking of you! Hope things can get done quickly and done right! Back pain and knee pain is so crippling.

We have a new Caribou Coffee in town at the local grocery store - so this afternoon we decided to try it - not bad but if they don't control the kids that come in (middle school is one block away) they will lose customers. We don't go in to hear kids yelling and screaming and throwing stuff. Other than that is wasn't bad but still had that "grocery store" atmosphere.

Trying to get tax stuff done - yuck - plus stuff for FSA for farm programs. Seems all this paperwork is due at once...good thing is it will all be done before we leave so we can relax and not worry about anything - hopefully anyway....

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Good Morning and Happy Tuesday to you all.....

Had a nice quiet weekend...had some friends over Saturday night for dinner and played a card game..it was nice.

Sunday we just chilled out most of the day...Jim went with our friends to see American Sniper...I am funny about paying to go to a movie..I love seeing lighthearted and comedic movies but I don't like to pay to be sad or over intensely stimulated ..even though I know that movie is based on a true story I just wasn't up for the sadness...strange I know....lol

Yesterday I got caught up on all the laundry and hung out with Andrea & Aiyden :) Andrea had a little spotting a week ago but they checked her and everything seemed fine so they just told her not to stress about it too much (easier said then done) They did and ultrasound and the baby's heartbeat was strong ...she's due August 24th :)

Denise...I'm so glad you're having such a good time in FL...just the recharge you needed...I hope it carries you right through til Spring when we naturally get a little recharge with all the new life blooming and weather breaking!!

Dianne....I sure hope that ruling goes your way...just all seems SO ridiculous to me that they can even have taken it this far....best of luck! I bet you can't wait to head out to Vegas ...some sunshine and palm trees are such good therapy!!

Cori...So sorry you're going through all of this knee issue...but have to believe it will all work out just fine in the end and you'll be better then ever and you can get to where sunshine and palm trees will be your full time therapy ;)

Kare....I sure hope this whole issue of that stressful night will be behind you guys sooner then later....so sad that one out of control night can just flip your world upside down..((((HUGS))

Colleen...hope you're doing well.

Tina, Nettie, & Lisa....we miss you all SO much ...hope life is treating you well.

Today I go back to the salon for a full day....I am going to be VERY busy today but I hope to have some down in between clients...then tonight we're meeting for dinner for my nephews birthday ...my friend Shelley's birthday is today too so we're taking her with us :) the stress and tension between my and my sister and my "brother" Tim is still very high.....SO disillusioned with who he has been all of these years while he and Amy weren't a couple and especially the last 3 years that he and Sharon were together...it's all just SO messed up and it's not that I'm even upset that he and Sharon broke up it's just all the dishonesty and underhanded way he handled it all because that's just not who I EVER thought he was...if that makes any sense? So I'll muddle through tonight with the niceties for my nephews sake and then I won't have to deal with any of them again until March :)

We'll I hope you all have a wonderful day...make great choices...

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Jeanette, very well said! Glad you found a few minutes to check in.

I was saying to someone at work that it was overwhelming at times in Europe to know that I was walking the same cobblestones as Mozart and seeing the buildings where he went for coffee and lived, It was a real immersion in history.

Hip is a little better, gets stiff at night. Been to the gym both days this weekend and felt good to get back after my cold. Coughing a bit after a brisk walk but feeling ok. Spent the afternoon going through my clothes and weeding out stuff I don't wear or are getting too big. Going to make fajitas for supper which was Dwayne's choice for tonight.

Hope you are all doing well. I'll touch base tomorrow after Brian's court appearance.

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1/18/15 5:31 P

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Good afternoon girls...oh my gosh I just do not know where the time is going. Had good intentions of checking in this past week and then blink the time is gone.......Dh and I are away on a little overnight getaway, we left early morning to go to a farm show, he had free rooms at a nearby casino so that is where we are staying. I needed a little down time and he is playing cards for awhile. We will meet for an early dinner then hopefully hit the pool and hot tub and relax We are both finally feeling better,slowly getting energy level back.

Denise....I hope you are having a fabulous trip, glad to hear the traveling alone was good. That means you will do it again...LOL It can be a little scary the first couple times, but it really is so easy. ..so many good people out there to help if you need...we just hear about all the bad things with the airlines. My traveling for the most part is pretty uneventful....a delay here and there, a missed flight...I have learned to take it all in stride and almost expect something to pop up!

Brenda...sounds like you are on the mend! emoticon
Hope you continue to heal and are back to full gear in no time! I think you mentioned Andrea had an appointment maybe last week......how did that go..do we have a new baby arrival date? How is she feeling?......Wonder what Aiyden will think of a new little brother or sister....
all fun stuff!!

Kare....How are you feeling, is the hip pain getting better? Budapest is definitely somewhere I would like to visit.....another is Prague! isn't it amazing to see some of the architecture in those places.....the churches and building in general just amaze me....It is kind of eerie to stand in places where so much history has happened. When I was at the last port where the Titanic docked before sinking it was like you could almost feel the energy of people there, I felt a similar thing in Rome at the colleseum.....hard to explain...but when I read your words about the place with the "shoe" memorial I knew you would understand.....

Cori....happy to hear you may be getting a more prompt surgery date......I am so sorry you are having to go thru this. I cannot imagine the frustration you feel. I know you take great strides to live a healthy life style and then things like this hit. so I have a dumb question for you....do you think the need for the first surgery was unnecessary? could this new diagnosis have been the underlying problem the whole time? Doesn't change the end result but I am always thinking about those things! and on a happier note have you gotten any down time with Amelia lately?

Dianne...Sounds like you have a crazy busy week ahead!
Soon it will be vacation time!! emoticon
How many days will you guys be in Vegas, can't remember if you are doing AZ first or after Vegas? The farm show here was a really little one, a friend is there as a vendor so we just wanted to support him. good excuse to sneak away..right?

Colleen..hope you are staying warm and moving forward in a positive manner!

Tina, Nettie and Lisa ...although you are not here checking in on a regular basis, i want you to know that while i understand your absence I do miss being part of your lives!



I want to tell you girls how much I value each of you! I appreciate your friendship, guidance,support and opinions through the good days and the bad days. I agree with Brenda that it is definitely during those bad times that we probably need to be here the most, but I also know that is the time it is easiest to stay away. All of us for different reasons...for me sometimes I just have to process what is going on before I can utter a word. I try to check in during those difficult periods in life but my words wont come freely, everything feels forced and
my brain just won't let me write the words. i am such a ridiculously private person, sometimes to my own dismay, when i should vent, I don't. I hold it in till I just can't breathe then wait for it to pass and try to start the road back.
I want to impress upon each of you how thankful I am that I always have that option and that you girls are always here! Like Brenda said it hurts my heart to think of a time where that might not be the case..... i just decided that I don't want another day to pass without each of you reading these words of your importance to me. I love you girls and genuinely want you to know how important you are to me.
2015 is going to be a year of great change for me....I am welcoming that, embracing that and trying to forge forward with a grateful heart! I feel so blessed to be a part of this gathering of intelligent, loving, genuine women...............
Thanks to each of you for sharing the ups and downs of life with me!
have a blessed day
jeanette

***I apologize to anyone I didn't mention..it wasn't intentional..and it certainly isn't that you aren't important to me...my brain is just really in over processing mode and the more thoughts in the less clarity there is for me.




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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do! EXPLORE...DREAM...DISCOVER..." Mark Twain



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1/17/15 11:01 A

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Good morning girls. Itís going to be the warmest day so far this year today. 46 I think. Iíll take that. Hopefully it will melt a lot of the snow and ice we have been dealing with. The sun is shining so that always makes me feel better.

I got a call yesterday from the surgeonís office that will be doing my knee replacement and she said that my ortho dr here is pushing to get me seen sooner and get surgery scheduled. They have tentatively penciled me in but I donít know a date yet. So at least we are making some progress. One thing she said that concerned me was that it will be decided if I need a partial knee replacement or a complete one. It seems like every time I talk to them it keeps getting worse. I hope she was just being overly cautious. My ortho dr told a coworker of mine, that is a patient of his too, that he is very concerned about my knee. That worried me even more! Knee is still feeling good so far, so that is a good thing.

Brenda, so glad you are recovering nicely. Donít overdo it at work. I know it is hard for you to stay inactive for long. You are one of the busiest people I know! Take care of yourself.

Kare, I hope things go well in court. It seems like this is just a nightmare for your family and I just hope it ends soon for you all. Hope your hip feels better soon.

Denise, so good to see you smiling and enjoying yourself! I am so happy that your friend could do this for you and lift your soul and spirit. Enjoy my friend!

Dianne, sometimes I wonder about those cholesterol levels. When I had all that labwork done a couple months back, for the first time ever in my life, it showed my cholesterol levels were elevated. I found that hard to believe because I hardly ever eat red meat, eggs, butter or any kind of dairy. Sometimes I think it can be affected by things other than diet. Hope all goes well with Don and you two can enjoy your trip!

Jeanette, I am missing you very much! I hope all is well with you and your family. Please let us know if you are okay. We miss you girlfriend!

Lisa, miss seeing you on here too! Everything okay your way?

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend. Love you girls!


~Cori~

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1/16/15 8:43 P

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Brenda, I bought the Fit Bit Flex and use it daily. I also wear it at night and now I know why I'm so tired because it tells you how many times you are awake and how many times you are restless. The other night with my hip I was awake 12 times and restless 33 times...
I have mine synced with My fitness pal as well..you can also link it to sparkpeople

Snowy, windy night here supposed to get windier and about 2 centimeters of snow. Warming up overnight so chance of freezing rain towards morning.

Brian has a court date on Monday morning to have him assigned to have a pyschological assessment. The courts want him charged with criminal mischief in regards to his hitting the police car and our lawyer feels as we do that Brian is not criminally responsible due. So now he has to be assessed and they will determine whether he was responsible. If he is then he will have to plead guilty and do 1 year of probation. If he isn't then that charge will be dropped. Either way he will face the DUI charge and will lose his license for one year. Just really want this to be finished...hoping things will go right for Brian. I really don't believe he intentionally hit the cruiser, he was just trying to get away so he could do what he thought he needed to do which was end his life..

Denise, enjoy the sunshine..

Dianne, hope you can get the diet to help with your levels...I'm heading back to the gym tomorrow after 2 weeks of being sick with this cold. Probably will feel like dying after my workout but hoping it will help my hip as well.

Have a good weekend all! Going to play on facebook for awhile and then have a bath and read...

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1/16/15 2:50 P

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hello girls! Stressful week - supreme court heard our case this past Tuesday - haven't heard anything yet...it can take up to 90 days. I hate waiting! Interesting turn of events....our lawyer found that the "crime" they charged Don with had been amended to remove "rocks trees or rubbish"...so basically they charged him with a "crime" that was changed back in 2011! When the judges asked the states attorney why she charged him criminally and with that charge she couldn't answer it....couldn't very well say "my boss told me to"....so we'll see what happens.

Weather has turned nice this week - even up into the 30's. Don had a Dr appt last week and it came back he also has elevated cholesterol.. but doing some research on both of us neither one of us has really high - in fact after 6 months mine had come down but the tryglicerites had gone up - i really spelled that wrong! lol....anyway - we're both looking at our diets and exercising more. He has a colonoscopy next month along with his sinus surgery then we leave for Vegas on the 14th. Got the twins next weekend, selling calves next week and hauling corn and wheat also so it's picking up. Now if I could just get out into the yard and work!

Cori - glad the shot helped your knee - sure hope you can get that taken care of soon!

Brenda - take it easy now - your body will tell you when to slow down so listen to it.

Denise - enjoy Florida!

Kare - warming up for you too? I'm so done with winter even though we haven't had lots of snow we've had enough cold!

Jeanette - how are things with you and Al....both feeling better?

I've started using some essential oils - brand of doTerra - so far I like them and they seem to be helping with hot flashes and sleeping. Maybe just in my mind but what ever works!

Off to get my hair cut and colored - need something!

Love ya all!

Dianne

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1/16/15 11:19 A

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Hi girls...it's absolutely beautiful here in Naples! I did really well on the plane ride..the airport was a breeze...and my toes were in the sand by 10:00 last night.

Today, I'm enjoyed my fresh squeezed orange juice, with tomatoes and avocado on crackers...Doris's place is on a golf course, and it's very relaxing.
Heading to the beach, and / clubhouse soon.

Cori, sorry to hear about the pain--- hoping the shot helps for awhile.

Kare--- hope you get that massage...stay warm

Brenda...hope your day went well, don't push too hard so soon!

Jeanette, my friend, how are you??

Just wanted to check in with good news today;)

Take care friends

Denise
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1/16/15 10:43 A

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Good morning and Happy Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday to you all....

Still feeling better everyday...some tender spots on the upper abdomen area but doing good....able to sleep kind of normal in bed without as many pillows propping me up.

Today I'm going to the salon to work from 11:30-5 not real busy just kind of testing the waters...then off again until Tuesday. I go for a follow up with the doctor next Wednesday.

Cori...I sure hope that shot gives you long relief!!!!! Hang in there my friend!!

Kare....Hope the stretching helped you...bummer you can't get in for the massage. What are you up to this weekend?

Denise...enjoy that sun and sand!!!

Jeanette...How's your week been??? Miss your smiling face :)


Do any of you girls have the "fit bit"? I just got one...curious to see how many steps I take at work when I'm back in full swing :)

Hello to everyone checking in...going to head into work now....everyone have a fantastic day and weekend if I don't get to check in.

Quote of the day:

Hydrate...Hydrate...Hydrate...

Hugs,
Brenda

Sunshine & Smiles

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1/15/15 9:25 P

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Glad our knee is feeling better Cori! Hope it stays that way for a good long time.

It's been warmer here too as in -20C. That is pretty much normal for this time of year. Been fighting with a sore hip most of the week. I was hoping for a massage but everyone is booked. Tried some stretching to see if that helps.

Hope you are all doing well....

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1/15/15 9:16 P

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Hi girls. Weather here is supposed to start warming up as of today. We've been living in an ice world for the last week or so.

Got my cortizone injection in my knee yesterday morning. I thought I was going to pass out from the pain yesterday afternoon. It does get worse before it gets better but it wasn't nearly as painful last time. The disease has had 5 months to progress since my last injection and that is evidently what caused the excessive pain. It kept me awake part of the night last night but when I woke this morning the pain was gone and my knee feels better than it has since I fell almost a year ago. Now if it will only last until I can have the surgery. The injection only lasted a little over a week last time and I don't know that the pain yesterday will be worth only that. We will see.

Denise, I hope you are enjoying Florida. You deserve some tranquility and relaxation.

Hope all the rest of my girls are doing well. You all mean a great deal to me and I love you each one. Keep warm girls!

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~Cori~

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