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Kare.....ouch ouch ouch. cortizone shots hurt and especially when you have to use that joint to move sround.
Such good news that Dwayne is enjoying his days, I know that makes your heart happy. You'll be singing "schools out" in a couple days, sounds like you are ready!! Hope you are finding a few minutes every day to take care of YOU! ((Hugs))
Cori....don't beat yourself up, life happens and it is what it is! Hope you are having a great week and finding motivation to jump back to doing what you know works for you! I gotta say for me it is carbs, my journey could have been easier if I would have gotten rid of those earlier in the game. Just find what is good for your body and do it. My energy level without all the crazy sugars and gluten is thru the roof! Other than an occasional "old lady ache" I have never felt better! Try eating only things that are whole food,
for 30or 60 days. Nothing processed! Think you will be amazed at the results! Tough at first but soooo easy to stay on for the long hall. The best part is you and Mike can do it together! Basically if it doesn't grow or once alive I don't eat it. Of course I cheat here and there but I try to find the least ingredients in a cheat food. You would be amazed at how it changes your hair nail and skin. Thinking of you and cheering you on...I KNOW you can do it!
Brenda...as they say the good thing about grandkids is you can send them home!! Know how much you adore having them but I also totally get the needing a break!! Have fun at the beach! I have been going to the pool 3-5 days a week, such a treat! I'm here till probably 10th' Al and I just booked Vegas for end of August, found a crazy cheap flight and we both have comp rooms so it will be a super cheap getaway!
Dianne...your under the 2 1/2 month mark for the wedding! Yeah how is it all going? Crops looking good up your way?corn down here is turning brown and ears starting to drop...not sure when they harvest! Hope family is all doing great!
Daisy....what's new with you? How is your weight loss progressing?
Clothes in dryer are finished and need to get DD dresses hung up, she is traveling this week so I am organizing her dressing room (bigger than my dang bathroom🤠)
Have a great Thursday....
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6/28/17 7:22 P

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Hi Ladies, so sorry to be away so long. It's just been such a busy time and I've had zero energy by the time I get Dwayne to bed.

2 more days of school and I won't lie, I and looking forward to the break. It's been a much better year for me, but I'm busy every minute of my day. Not sure what grade I will be in next year, but it sounds like grade 5 or 6 as it's too hard to be in junior high part time.

Brian is doing pretty good right now, but still no answers. It concerns me that we aren't getting far fast and I am going with him to his appointment in July because I want to push more.

Dwayne is doing well at his day program. The young man he is working with is awesome, and very energetic! It makes my days better, when he is happy.

Brenda, I am sorry to hear about Andrea, I hope she can find what makes her happy and her life easier.

Jeanette, that is so cute about your chickens and Luke! And I'm not far behind you in age, I was 55 on my birthday.

Dianne, hopefully no more changes for the wedding, nothing like more stress.

Feeling really rough tonight as I had cortisone shots in my knees yesterday and I have a bright red, hot face and a bit of a fever. Once I get Dwayne to bed, I think I will be heading to bed myself.

I hope you are all having a great week! I will try to check in more often!

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Hi girls & Happy Wednesday to you all ...


We had a fabulous visit in Ohio ...great to be back in warm SC though !!!

My sister & nephew are coming in tomorrow night and staying until Tues morning ...we're heading to the beach Sat & Sun :). As much as I love my grand babies I'm looking forward to some down time !!!! We're meeting friends from Ohio there too :)

Cori ..if you ever want to check out Omnitrition let me know ...quickest weight loss I've had success with :)

Jeanette...are you back home yet ??

Dianne...getting much riding in ??

Kare ... how are you ?? Schools done now right ? How's Brian feeling ??

Well need to figure dinner out ....everyone have a fabulous day!!!

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Hi ladies. Still raining here quite a bit. We are in our rainy season now (showers every afternoon between 2 and 5) so it is hard to tell what is just seasonal rain or what. It is still very cloudy and gray though so I think we are experiencing more than just our seasonal rains. Everyone is complaining about not much sun. Don’t take away Floridians sun for too long!

Jeanette, unfortunately that is why I have gained my weight back. I was not well so much of last year that I got out of my groove. Our Zumba instructor also decided to stop doing Zumba and do a different format that I don’t care for. I have done sporadic workouts at home with Mike; Zumba, kettlebell workouts, some pool workouts and walking. But it has not been consistent enough to make a difference. I am trying to get my mindset and motivation back. I am now the heaviest I have ever been in my life. So disgusted with myself.

Brenda, hope Andrea can get transitioned through this life change as positively as possible. Sometimes we must make changes to ensure our lives are as positive and happy as possible, but are not always the easiest choices to make. Hugs.

Hello to everyone checking in. I’ll check in again soon.


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Hello & Happy Tuesday to you all ...gosh time just slips by me so fast these days ...I really need to get back in my groove of checking in every morning with my favorite ladies !!!

We had a nice turn out for the cookout ...Father's Day we took a short motorcycle ride and then had dinner with everyone.

We are leaving for Ohio Thursday morning ..looking forward to visiting everyone. Austin & Sam aren't
Going but Andrea & her crew are on Friday. Andrea has decided that she's going to end her marriage ...they NEVER should have gotten married so soon and she's just not happy ..her husband isn't very motivated and she's working 7 days a week ...I think she's still hung up on Aiyden's Daddy so time will tell :/

Having all the kids all day long
is a blessing but very tiring...I'm really looking forward to a little break this weekend ..Aiyden will ride up with us to get to his Dad sooner :)

Jeanette...oh I loved the Luke conversations how precious !!! I was walking all the time again but Andrea's schedule has been off so I'm trying to find my groove again !!

Dianne ...craziness with the venue thank God it all worked out !! My niece is getting married in October that'll be here before we know it !!

Kare ...the school year is soon coming to an end for you ...bet you're ready !!!

Cori ...looked like Florida got more rain ...it's been raining here most of the day !! How are your boys ?

Lisa might be coming here in July ...we'll also be pretty close to her in Ohio mid July for Jim's Dads birthday so it'll be nice to catch up :)

Well better finish up and restore the apartment from Romper Room to a living space LOL

Hugs to all,
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Quiet on here.....know everyone is busy.......or have you lost the spark?
Have a great week
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Dianne....we are begging for rain at home VERY hot and dry, been mid to high 90's for over 2 weeks. Way to warm for June, don't need the storms you are getting but could use a nice gentle inch!
Wedding is rapidly approaching, glad you were able to find new venue! It will all fall into place and be gorgeous! ((Hugs))

Brenda.....I dooooo miss Luke but we FaceTime a lot. We are working on trust and that gramma will always come back home (aka I won't let Aunt Jen keep me) he called me today to tell me that my kittens are fine at the farm and he is a good kitten catcher, but my chickens miss me because they are saying bawk bawk bawk and that means when is gramma coming home. OMG I had tears running down my cheeks I was laughing but trying not to. He was soooo serious! He so "enlightens" me when we chat.

Cori.... how is your week going? Are you doing Zumba or any structured exercise? I am back to walking a lot, very easy here, big wide sidewalks that wander all thru the community a nice paved trail around the duck pond. We are going to buy tennis rackets this weekend, I haven't played since high school. That could be interesting to say the least!!

Kare...winding down the school year right? How many days left? You doing okay? I turned 58 last week, geeze I can't believe that! Your like what 39???😀 My week going better this week, how about you?

Eyes getting tired and want to read a bit more so going to wish each of you sweet dreams!
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Hi girls! I'm still here! Just been very busy...

It has been so dry here! I'm stressing about the flowers for Hannah's wedding - got many different spots all over the yard I'm throwing seeds in and praying they grow! Trying to keep them where I can set up sprinklers so when we are gone in July someone can take care of them for me. On a good note we got rain yesterday and a good chance all week. Not to say that's good thought! Lots of ours fields got near or over 3 inches yesterday .... there's been hail, high winds and tornadoes....Guess mother nature decided to dump it all at once!

Other than that things are looking good...wedding plans are hectic - we had to change venues...Hannah went to ask them about chairs and tables, picnic tables - stuff like that for an outdoor wedding (which they knew)...found out they only have 100 chairs and 3 picnic tables and the chairs cannot be set up outside....great. Thankfully we found another place that (The Post) which is an outdoor/indoor venue and it's a historical place like the other one. Seats 250 people both indoors and out with more than enough tables and chairs...the kids do have to find a different bar to setup as they have to be licensed in that county. Praying for no more changes!! Oh yeah - and one bridesmaid turned up pregnant and has to do her dress over....uffda...hope I survive this!

Hubby home - gotta run...love ya all!

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Hi girls and Happy Tuesday to you all ...

We had a GREAT time at our friends on Saturday and the Beach on Sunday ...this weekend we're doing the cookout for the apartment complex...then not sure what we'll do for Father's Day yet :)

We have some storms popping up this week so the weather is a little unsettled but nothing severe.

We will be going to Ohio the last weekend in June and then we'll be in Myrtle Beach the first 2 weekends in July ...I'm pretty excited my best friend Steve who passed away his wife and 2 sons are renting our our condo and will be stopping here first ...so surreal for me I was at Myrtle when I got the call that Steve was in hospice so it holds a special place in my heart and now his boys will share it too :)

Jeanette ...I am SO excited for all the Jenn time you're getting ...I'm sure Luke is missing you terribly !!!

Dianne ...boy the wedding will be here before you know it !!!! Did Hubby find a hike he likes ?

Cori ...boy the rain has been crazy in Florida hope the sun comes back soon :) We'll have to find a half way spot and meet up sometime !!!

Daisy ...hope you're doing well

Hello to anyone else checking in


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6/11/17 9:54 P

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Monday is almost here....what are you doing to make it a great week?
I am focusing on upper body strength this week, not happy how my arms look in sleeveless tops so I am going to change it!
I am trying a new recipe at least once this week, anybody have a great healthy dish you would like to share the idea or recipe?
I am getting 4 extra hours of sleep this week, and taking 1 hour everyday to read and expand my mind!
Hope you all sleep well and Monday is a stellar day for each of you!


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Been a busy day here, so unwinding a bit before I try to shut my eyes !
Have been unpacking for 3 days, going great though, did last box late afternoon. Still have pictures and a couple more mirrors, but all else is in its place. Even squeezed in a couple hours at the pool today! DD got back late Thursday night, so it was nice to spend some time with her again.
Kare....I had a strange birthday too, kids were both gone and I had a really off day dealing with contractors trying to wiggle out of responsibilities. Everything fought me all day! Was glad to hit the pillow that night!
With all the stress from Brian's medical issues, how are you doing?
Happy to hear Dwayne enjoys time with his respite worker, know that makes it easier on you and gives you a much deserved break.

Cori....I will be staying for awhile in Texas, probably till end of June this trip. I'm going to have serious withdrawl when I go home, have spent 13 weeks with her this year so far! It has been busy, stressful at times but love being where she is!
Dianne....how are you? Crops looking good? DH said they are talking drought now, went from cool and saturated to hot (97 there today) and dry!
Brenda....how are grandchildren doing? Lindy growing like a little weed, rolling over, sits up by herself and holding her cup already. Luke told me she will be walking by the time I get home! He keeps asking me if Aunt Jen is going to "keep me" Hope you are having a great weekend with Austin and family! Glad you and Jim are enjoying the bike!! So hard to believe 4th of July is only a few weeks away! Have you heard from Lisa lately?
Daisy....how's your weekend going?

Getting late and we get up really early here so better call it quits!
Have a great Sunday....
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Hi girls. Keeping my resolve to check in more often. Very rainy, gloomy day here in Florida and it has been that way for the most of the last 10 days or so. We have been in a drought since last fall and we have literally caught up on the over 12 inch rain deficit in those 10 days. We seem to be in a revolving storm system. Very happy we are out of the drought and the burn bans have been lifted, BUT everyone here, including me is SO ready for the sun again. Hopefully getting some reprieve from the rain this coming week. Mike is working this whole weekend, so I am catching up on some reading and relaxing after a stressful week. Also, doing some planning for our 4th of July party coming up and watching the Belmont Stakes.

Brenda, how did the family visits go? You certainly get your share of company!

Jeanette, hope the Texas part of the move went smoothly. Do you plan on staying there a while or ready to head home?

Hello to everyone else checking in.

Catch up with you girls later. Keep the sunshine in your life! emoticon


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Thank you Jeanette, it was my birthday on Monday. It wasn't the best of days but life goes on .So glad to see you on here, you are a busy lady.

Dr is trying to speed up the visit to the renal clinic so now we wait and see. Brian goes for an ultrasound next week, so I'm hopeful it may provide some answers.

Spent the day today at Aboriginal awareness day - have to say I learned a lot about aboriginal culture and enjoyed the pow wow in the afternoon. The kids were able to get up and dance which they really enjoyed. I'm tired from being outside all day!

My veggies are up and doing well. Still have my front flower bed to do, but now that the baby robins have left I can work on it this weekend. Going to try and build myself another raised garden bed with some scrap wood I found in the garage.

I hope you are all doing well. Just enjoying my last 1/2 hour of respite before Claire leaves. She is so good with Dwayne, he loves his time with her. I love that I don't have to worry about him for 2 hours! He will be ready for bed once she leaves, so I will get some cookies made and just relax.

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Good morning!
In Texas waiting for the movers in about 30 minutes. The Philly end of the move and drive here went smoothly.
Kare...I think this is your birthday week, happy happy birthday! If not oh well happy week anyway😀
Cori....so excited to see your post! Glad you and Mike are winning the health battle! Stay strong, you will get back on track and lose those pounds! We are all here cheering you on!
Brenda....have a great week, more to say but gotta hit posts my phone just dinged movers here
Dianne...hi how are wedding plans going?
Daisy...congrats on weight lost!
Will check in soon,
Blessings
Jeanette

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Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all ...we had a nice weekend ...we rode 250 miles on the motorcycle Sat and then Sunday had a nice visit with Jim's Aunt & Uncle ...Last night our cousins from TN stopped in on their way through SC for work ...this weekend we have a graduation/surprise 50th bday party to go to for my best friend Tim & his son Justin ...then Sunday we're going over to the beach with our DIL's family who are coming down from Ohio for a long weekend!!

We've had some rain Sun-Today but supposed to be gorgeous the rest of the week :)

Cori YEAHHHHHHHH I was SO excited to see you here !!!! Southern living definitely agrees with us ...my weight loss journey has been so easy with the new program I used ...my goal weight I think is 155 ..right now I bounce between 167-175 I'll do another round and reach my goal before we go to Mexico in Nov if not before !!! You'll get your groove back ..no worries !!

Kare ....I can't believe the wait to see the doctor ...I sure hope they can get him in sooner!!! How's Meghann doing ?

Jeanette ...hope you're doing great ...kids settling in ?

Dianne ...did Hubby find a HD that he likes ??

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

Hello to anyone else checking in !!

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Hello ladies.

I was shocked to see it has been since New Year’s Day since I last posted. So first of all, let me apologize for being so neglectful of my friendships here. I am sincerely sorry for being too busy or lazy to check in. I have resolved to do better.

I skimmed over the last 5 months of posts and a lot is/has been happening. I see at least 2/3 new faces! I know you ladies are loving meeting these wonderful friends on here and I can tell you from experience that they are the BEST! Always encouraging and uplifting! I plan on getting to know you all better in time.

I have been keeping up with those of you on Facebook, but Jeanette, I have missed you so much! Please know that you have crossed my mind often during the time I have been away and I am happy to hear you are busy, but doing well. Your family seems to be doing fabulously too. So, so happy for you! No one deserves it more! What an awesome job on your weight-loss!

Brenda, Dianne and Kare; your lives seem to be very active as well.

Brenda, those new grandbabies…Beautiful! And your weight loss journey has been incredible! I think Southern life agrees with you!

Dianne, I know you are happily wedding planning! You are a very busy woman! You have done an amazing job on your weight loss as well!

Kare, for some reason I am not seeing your posts as often on Facebook as I used to. But I tried to catch up on your posts here and your life seems just as busy as ever! So sorry on the health issues happening in your family. I hope they are resolved soon so that you can ease your worry and continue enjoying life! Hugs!

Florida life is still as amazing as it has been since we came here, and we just celebrated our 2nd Floridaversary May 18th. Sometimes it seems like we have always lived here. We still love it so much. We have finally gotten over our health issues we both had last year for the most part and things have settled down. Unfortunately though, I have not been as diligent as I used to be with my weight loss journey and I am back to square ZERO, not even square one. I am so disappointed in myself. So my eyes are back on the prize and I begin again.

I will try to check in at least once a week, if not more often, starting today. I have missed you girls and I appreciate you mentioning me in your posts over the last 5 months. I won’t let you down again. Talk again soon! emoticon


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Finally warming up here, in fact it's downright hot! 30C for the next few days. I won't complain it's nice to be outside and puttering in the garden. Now that the baby robins have left my garden, I can finally finish digging up my flower bed. I planted a few veggies on the weekend and will finish up this weekend. I need to go to the compost site and get dirt, so maybe after work tomorrow.

Brian's appointment for the renal clinic isn't until March 2018 which is quite concerning considering he only has one kidney. His Dr is trying to see if he can get him in sooner.

I hope you are all ready for a nice weekend!

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

The weather has been nice here ..few random showers but nothing major ...in the 80's !! Jim's Aunt & Uncle are coming Sunday to visit & meet the new babies so I'm busy cleaning & getting ready for their visit :)

Daisy ...way to go on the loss !!! Sorry about your friends passing

Kare ....I sure hope they figure out what's going on with Brian ..how frustrating!! Happy June the end of year countdown..bet you're ready!!

Dianne ...have you gotten to ride much ?? We just got our 1000 mile service done on the new bike yesterday ..Jim added a water bottle holder on my seat and he bought the small storage area for the windshield area ..it looks nice !! We're still waiting for our accent light kit to come in and then we'll be done with accessories for a while :)

Jeanette..are ya hanging in there with the crazy schedule ??

Hello to anyone else checking in ...

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Great job Daisy chick! I'm sorry to hear of your friend's loss - always hard to hear..

Dr has decided to send Brian to a renal function clinic to see what is going on. His creatinine levels are still very high. Dr commented that Brian doesn't look sick, I said call me, I will let him know what I see everyday.

Been raining here since Friday and it's so chilly. I feel like I will never get my garden beds done. I started in my flower bed on Saturday during a sunny period only to find baby robins hiding out in them. I guess they left the nest on my deck and were hoping around the yard. Rescued one off the street later that day and then I saw one of them today. I can't believe how much they've grown in a couple of days.

Jeanette, I am currently reading The Little Red Chairs and also Women in Springtime. I never read one book at a time. I usually have 3 or 4 on the go, which drives Brian crazy. I usually just go to Chapters or Indigo and buy in the clearance section.

I hope you are all doing well. Going to have a bath and head to bed early, I've had a headache all day.

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Down 20 pounds from first measure! Woo hop!

With God, ALL things are possible-Daisy*chick

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Sorry to hear about all the health woes. Friends husband just passed from a stroke. He leaves behind a 6 year old daughter. Been praying for their family.

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A beautiful sunny but windy day here in Manitoba. Today was track and field at school. Makes for a long day but most of the kids like it.

Brenda, you are so lucky to be near your family so you can watch the little ones grow up!

Last day of school is June 29th so 5 weeks to go! Brian is still not doing well, his renal function levels are too high, so we are waiting for an ultrasound. I am very worried that something is seriously wrong. I've decided to write a letter to the Dr and tell him my concerns as I am worried that Brian isn't giving him all the details. Not that he is keeping info from the Dr, he is so overwhelmed with all his ailments and the constant nausea and vomiting that he isn't coping well.

Dwayne's results from his video EEG came back and no news. He still has too many focal points to consider surgery and the EEG shows constant seizure activity. I wish we could do something to have better control but it is what it is. He is happy and for the most part healthy and there isn't much more we can ask for.

I am feeling very overwhelmed with everyone's health problems and it weighs heavy on my mind most of the day. I've been trying to find a support group to help with my stress and worries but haven't found too much yet.

Thanks for listening, you ladies mean the world to me!

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Hi girls & Happy Wednesday to you all ..

We had a great weekend at the NASCAR race ...the weather has been pretty rainy this week but is supposed to clear for the weekend ...Jim & I are handling social events for the apartment this Sat is the ice cream social ..we'll see how it goes ..it'll be a once a month thing and they're knocking $200 off our rent each month that we do an event :)

I have 3 out of 4 grand babies today ..all my girls are sleeping ..that doesn't happen often lol

I hope you're all doing fabulous !!!!

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Hi girls & Happy Thursday to you all...

We had a great weekend in Pigeon Forge ..now this weekend we're going to the NASCAR All Star Race with our friends ..should be a GREAT time !!!

I've been keeping busy watching the grand babies ..makes me happy to help the kids out & my Mom and I have a good system to switch the kids around when needed :)

Jeanette ...I hope your remodel is going great ..I know you enjoy the challenge ...sounds like your life will definitely be busy for the next 6 weeks ...enjoy the Jenn time

Kare ...Dwayne is such a sweetheart how funny with the pancake story lol. When is your last school day this year ?

Daisy ...May it is .. Happy planting

Cori ...hope Florida is still amazing for you ...how are you & Mike's jobs going ?

Dianne ...I hope the shower this weekend goes wonderful..are the wedding plans coming along ?

Hello to anyone else checking in

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Is it May? I need to plant some seeds, but snow is still on the mountain....never break the rule here...

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Kare....sounds like you and Dwayne had a good mommas day, such a joy that he knows he is a good son and deserves pancakes! How is Brian feeling? Hope your weather is warming up, and you are able to get outdoors and soak up fresh air and sunshine!

Dianne...Amazes me that none of Matt's family thought to r.s.v.p. or show up. What rock do they live under that makes that acceptable behavior! People can be so awful and feel so entitled to be that way. I just don't get it!
Wishing you a safe rest of planting season, so glad we are done planting and just have spraying left. I started renovating one of our small rental houses today. going to do a quick remodel, carpet out, painting walls ceilings cupboards and then doing new tile/laminate. Need to scoot, want to have it done by end of month when I leave.
have fun at the shower this weekend!! Enjoy the journey!

Brenda...How is all with you? and those beautiful grandbabies? Hope your weather is cooperating and you and Jim are getting some riding time in! we were 86 yesterday and 82 today, has been so beautiful. bad storm tonight but sun shining now and glorious sunset and rainbow!

graduation was great! If any of you know who Sheryl Sandberg is...her co author of Option B
(Adam Grant) was the guest speaker. He spoke of resiliency in life, especially during setbacks and hardships. Found it extremely interesting and relative to life. I had earlier read Sandbergs book Lean In about women in the workplace and how we set our own negative boundaries and limitations. I will definitely be picking up option B, after hearing him speak. He is also a top Wharton professor.
Speaking of books, just read "The Shack" on my flight to Philly and back....GREAT book, very strong under message about how we live life and God's part in that. Story is sad but so many things that make you think about ones relationship with God.
I have started a journal where I log notes on books I have read. my mind is like a sponge lately, just can't read enough. Have read 4 books in 4 weeks.....

anybody reading anything great....Kare know you are a reader...what are you reading now?
Dianne, Brenda...are you guys "readers" ?

Cori...been thinking of you so much lately, hope you and Mike are well!!

Eyes are getting tired so unplugging for the night. We have been getting up at 4 so we can have coffee hour before heading out to field at daybreak. It is catching up with me, I think!
Sleep well ladies

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Hello everyone...its been crazy busy here...field work is going, some fields really dry others too wet so we spend a lot of time driving around looking for the dry ones to get planted. Have done a lot of switching from corn to beans....this week has just been cold! 50's...may have to cover the garden this weekend...I got cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, watermelon, squash, cantaloupe and corn....good thing I was going small this year...lol....have planters ready to go for Hannah's sunflowers for the wedding which I will plant in June...that way they should be fresh the end of August. Spent today driving around to the cemetarys and cleaning up headstones....would have been easier if I had brought gloves! but got most of them done.

Hannah's shower was wonderful and fun....played a few games, appetizers and wine then opened gifts - even though it was not a big crowd she got some great gifts. None of his family showed up and when she put something about thanking myself and Matt's mom (step mom was a no show or rsvp) Matt's step sister had a fit on Facebook then unfriended Hannah. Her response was I guess the guest list got smaller! This Sunday Hannah's aunt that have a lake house in Alexandria (about 3 hours from here) are hosting a shower for her for relatives that live in that area. Looking forward to that one! Also won't be a big one but they are so much fun.

Better close and get something done..been gone all day! Hugs to everyone!

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Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely ladies.

A quiet day here. Dwayne thought I should make him pancakes because he is a good son to me. we compromised and went to Tims for coffee and a donut. Then we went and got him glue and tape for when he does crafts with his respite worker. Made pulled pork and salads for supper and I think Brian picked up some dessert.

Dr has agreed to send Brian for a renal function test as his creatine levels were 3 times higher than normal while he was in the hospital. As he only has one kidney, this was a concern we both had. He also sees the specialist for his muscular dystrophy and we are both hoping that he has some suggestions for Brian. At least we are starting to get some answers.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Enjoy!

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Happy Mother's Day my beautiful friends ...I hope you had a blessed day ...love you all

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good morning!!
oh my goodness time is flying by.....cannot believe we are into May already.
got home last Wednesday night. Jen and Jake were both home for the weekend. Celebrated Lukes 4th birthday and Lindy's baptism. It is always SO good to have them HOME!
Field work is moving along, corn all planted and switched to beans yesterday. supposed to rain in a few hours so we were out early spraying this morning.
Al and I fly out Friday morning to Philadelphia to celebrate DD's graduation from Wharton, we are back Sunday so just a really fast trip. Just a blink ago we were so thrilled she was accepted and now she is done. Graduating with Honors, we are beyond proud of her accomplishments!
I will fly back out on the 31st, and manage the movers, then she and I will drive her vehicle and Whiskers (the cat) to Texas. I will stay in Texas and assist move-in on other end, get them unpacked and situated, then I think DH will drive down, stay a few days and then we will come back home. I am thinking I should be back here by late June. Life is busy, a bit crazy at times, but I thrive on busy and am thrilled to be needed! I miss the grandbabies and my family here when gone, but I miss DD and SIL when I am not with them. Not realistic to ever think we will all be in close proximity so I am happy with life because everyone is thriving and happy. I can't ask for more than that!! DH and I are figuring it out, think the separation has done us good, and we both agree our children are of utmost importance to both of us, so we do what we do and enjoy the fact that they want us in their lives!

Dianne....how did the bridal shower go? September will be here soon!! Is weather cooperating there for planting? It was rainy and cool here, then Wednesday when I got home it cleared and warmed and we have been cruising thru the fields, working up like a garden, Dh is turning over most of the spraying to DS so this has been a HUGE change, 2 sprayers and 2 bodies covering the acres makes a difference. Safe planting season to you and yours!

Kare.....How are YOU doing? My gosh you have so much on your plate ALL the time, hope you are finding a little time everyday to take care of yourself! When is school out for you? Hope you are able to convince Dr.s to expediate test for Brian, know that will alleviate some stress for you!
Are you planting a garden this year? I stuck 2 tomato plants in a big pot and that is going to be it. DH froze some asparagus for me while I was gone so have been enjoying that. going to rely on farmers markets this year for fresh produce, just know I won't be able to spend time taking care of weeds so not going to invest $$

Brenda....Enjoy Pigeon Forge, I love, love that area. Been soooo long since I was last there, so pretty! Bet Jim loves the new bike, know how much you both enjoy riding. I am so happy for you that life is all falling into place in your new home. You guys seem to be thriving!
All the grandbabies doing well? Lindy is growing like a little flower. Oh my gosh she is the happiest baby, just turned 5 months old, she has this crazy grin and giggle that just makes my heart thump! She is up to slightly over 14 pounds, cannot believe how much we worried about her and here she is perfect and healthy! Prayers were answered!!

Want to wish each of you an early most wonderful Mothers Day, hope it is a day filled with happy reflections of years gone by and dreams and wishes of years to come!
I know it is that bond that binds us all, it is our children and families that are at the top of our grateful list!
Blessings to all, love you girls and appreciate that you are part of my life!




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Hi girls and happy Monday to you all...

Had a nice weekend ...my step son Adam was in town so Jim spent all weekend fishing ...I got to just relax and hang with the Grand babies :)

This weekend we're going to Pigeon Forge ...hope the weather cooperates:)

I've been getting great 4 mile walks in ...love that weather doesn't keep me shut in :) the office manager said they'll be starting our pool in about 2 weeks ...can't wait !!!!

My weight is still doing great ... I keep bouncing between 163-167 I really want to hit my original goal of 155 and then work towards 140 !!

Dianne ..how was the shower??

Jeanette ..are you back home ?

Daisy ...hope your weather is still good:)


Hello to anyone else popping in ...I hope you're all doing fabulous

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Daisy*Chick - we're hitting 80's next week....70's for the weekend and my flowers are looking better!

Kare - sure hope you get some answers with Brian...past year has been rough! Hope your weather is getting to be as good as ours!

Brenda - love the new bike! Don is actually looking at a ultra wide glide? I think that's what it is - touring bike....might just sell the goldwing!

Busy getting ready for Hannah's bridal shower tomorrow - nice enough to get flowers in the ground and get the lawn mowed...even got some tan lines yesterday!

Have a great weekend girls!

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woo hoo, we're to hit 80 this week. Preparing for my annuals to explode! yeha!

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Have to say the nice weather has finally reached us. Been nice and warm the last few days, just waiting for some thunderstorms this evening and overnight. Can't say that makes me unhappy as my allergies are running full blast.

Brian is still not 100% but trying to keep going. He is slightly anemic and is throwing protein in his urine. He sees the Dr again in a couple of weeks. I am hoping to go with him to push for some tests. MY biggest worry is they will procrastinate until it's too late.

Brenda, love seeing the little girls on your fb! What fun to have so much time with your grandkids...

Not much else going on around here. Still trying to get Dwayne settled in his day program and it's difficult as they keep changing his staff person. Looks like we have found someone until September, which will give them time to find a good match for the fall.

I hope you are all doing well. Going to have some soup and relax. Heading to bed early tonight...

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Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday to you all ...

We had a nice weekend ..the visit with Jim's Uncle was nice and we had a fabulous time riding Saturday & Sunday .

My step Dads brother and his wife are here visiting now and then my step son comes Thurs-Monday ...busy busy :)

Hope you're all doing great !!!

Have a fabulous day

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Hello and Happy Thursday to you all ...

Having a good week ...the weather was really rainy and grey Sun-Tues morning ..but cleared out just in time to go pick up our new motorcycle..traded in our 2010 for a 2017 Ultra Classic Limited ..beautiful 2 tone burgundy/red ...I LOVE the color !!!!!!

Jim's Uncle is coming to visit tomorrow afternoon & leaving Sat then we'll be off riding the rest of the weekend:)

Kare ....how's Brian feeling ...any more answers ? How's your knee ?? That's a bummer they won't fix it now :(

Jeanette...how's the house stuff coming ? When does Jenn move?

Dianne ....that wedding will be here before you know it !!!!

Hello to anyone else checking in :)

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Hello ladies - no posts showing so I don't know if it's my computer or the site....

Weather could warm up here! Got about an inch of rain this past week which will set us back on field work - more rain coming next week and temps only in the 50's...guys are not liking this!

Thursday I think I got food poisoning...we ate at Taco Johns and I'm the only one who had sour cream and I'm the only one that got sick...I think it was worse than the flu! Still not feeling the best today but doing better.

Having a bridal shower for Hannah on May 6 so busy trying to get things done around here..her aunts are having on for her on May 21 in Minneapolis so the relatives down there can participate. May will be busy!

Hoping everyone is doing great!

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I hope you all had a nice Easter - weather here wasn't great but it was nice to be home and have time to relax.

Brian came home on Thursday but we still don't know what's wrong. His angiogram came back with no indications of cardiac issues and his brain CT was clear so now they are doing bloodwork to see if anything shows up. He's still not feeling well, so I worry about him.

Had a check up on my knee and basically until I can't walk and the cortisone and brace don't help, I need to suck it up. Dr feels I am too young for a knee replacement. So I'm to cycle 1/2 hour a day, see a physiotherapist and keep going. Not really happy about having to be in that kind of pain several times before they say enough and do something..

Dwayne had a rough day Thursday at his day program and I ended up bringing him home, I think he was really missing his dad. Thankfully he had a good day today and they are starting a male staff with him to see if that will help. This weekend he has respite and will stay at the group home Friday and Saturday night. I think Brian and I are going to Costco and out for supper on Saturday and just enjoy each other's company.

Have a good week everyone! Off to make some soup for supper.

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Kare - I hope Brian is doing better - sending healing thoughts your way!

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Jeanette - yes you are getting thin! But as long as you feel great and aren't "sick" thin I don't think you have much to worry about - DH says I'm getting too thin - 155 my goal is 150 - I feel great! Sounds like you are very busy! We just got into the field this week - 145 calves with about 15 left to go....things are going good - wedding is September 2....things are going good in the planning - still looking for a dress but not going to stress about it yet!

So this post was started awhile ago and I just noticed it never got posted!

So .... Happy Easter! We had a good day - most of the family here - was windy, cloudy and cool...got about an inch of rain last night..thats good and bad - bad because it will be awhile before they can get into the field and good because now DH has time to work on the back deck! Doesn't look like things will warm up here for another week...going to be a late season!

Hope everyone is doing great!

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Hello and Happy Monday to you all ...

What a crazy busy week ....we had a wonderful visit with our friends ...the beach was amazing ...Easter was nice ..had a brunch ..took our friends to the airport and then went to Red Lobster with our niece ...now we're headed to Nashville until Thursday with Mom, Andy, Aiyden & Adalyn ...will be nice to have some pool & hot tub time ...we'll take the kids to Nashville zoo on Wednesday :)

We have NOTHING on the books for this weekend and for that I am thankful ..hoping to take off on the bike a little !! The following weekend Jim's Uncle is coming to visit and the following weekend our son Adam is coming down then the next weekend I'm hoping to go to Pigeon Forge for Mother's Day and our anniversary:)

Kare ...so sorry to hear about Brian ...how is he ...what are they going to have to do ? I hope you were able to find extra help with Dwayne. (((HUGS)))

Hope you all had a blessed Easter ...have a fabulous day..

(((HUGS)))
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Jeanette, always so nice to see you on here. You are such a busy lady and I love hearing about your adventures with your family!

Brenda, you are doing great with your weight loss!

Dianne, hope your temps are warmer than ours. Had to turn the heat on this morning, and there was frost on the cars when I went to work.

Been a rough few days. Brian and I had a really nice day Saturday, went and got taxes done, went out for lunch, had a really nice BBQ for supper. At supper Brian said he was feeling anxious and wasn't sure why. We spent a quiet evening and around 9pm he started having chest pains and numbness. Long story short, he had some kind of cardiac incident and is in the hospital waiting to be sent for an angiogram. The Dr says if he wasn't a heart attack, he is one waiting to happen, It's hard trying to be there for Brian and balance all of Dwayne's needs as he gets more rigid and uncooperative when things like this happen. I'm trying to get some extra respite so that I can go up and see Brian after work and know that Dwayne is happy at home. I'll keep you posted on what's happening.

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying spring!

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Hello and happy Monday to you all .....

Jim & I had a nice time in Nashville ...so fun getting away ...we have friends in visiting from Ohio for the week and my niece and her fiancé are coming Thursday....we're heading to Myrtle Beach Thurs-Sat ...I can't wait !!!!

Jeanette ...wow how crazy your life is now but I know you LOVE being with Jenn ....enjoy every second !!!! WAY TO GO on your weight !!!!! I think you should plan a little getaway to SC and we'll go to the beach !!

Dianne ...glad calving is going well ...always tough to lose the little ones I'm sure :/ I love the door idea !!!!

Kare....shame on your SIL ...people blow my mind with their lack of compassion for people with any kind of differences that they consider " out of the norm" you're such a WONDERFUL Mom ...Dwayne is blessed !!!!

My weight is doing great ...I'll do one more round the beginning of May ..I'm between 164-167 and 140 is my goal !!!

Everyone have a wonderful day!!!

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Hey girls...Life has been chaotic to say the least. I am in Philadelphia with DD, been here since March 12 and prob here till Late April. Al flew out for 2 weeks but left yesterday. Things a little hectic here but getting better, got rid of the contractor last Friday but have new one starting tomorrow! She has one more weekend of Wharton classes and will graduate on the 13th of May with her EMBA, one house is done and on the market, movers will come 1st part of June and we will pack up and rent out 2nd home. Unfortunately won't even get to enjoy new kitchen.

Lindys baptism is In May so I will fly home for that and help Al plant crops then fly back out here to coordinate the move to Texas.
Life is busy, but good, no time to fret or be unhappy, just taking 1 day at a time and going forward! I love being here with DD, even though she is gone most of the day, 6 -630 and in bed by 8, but it's good to take care of her
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Kare...hope the respite goes really well for Dwayne! Sorry to hear about your knee, sounds painful! I take omega 3 faithfully every day for my joints, have a family history of arthritis so really trying to do as much preventative as possible! That was shi--y of your SIL, she doesn't deserve the energy it takes to be mad at her! I have one of those too and I have banished her from MY life.
Brenda...have fun on your getaway! Momma and babies all doing great?
Enjoy, enjoy! I am ready for DD to have children but.....maybe Texas.lol
Dianne...what a fun idea with the doors, can't wait to see pictures! When is the wedding? Have you started shopping for your dress yet? Yellow is the hot color for summer so you should have some great choices.
Daisy chick....have fun biking, such great exercise!!

I caught a glimpse of myself in a full length mirror last week and said to myself "Geeze I'm getting thin" (without thinking) it was a very odd feeling! I am at an all time low of 143, or at least since I had babies. Weighed 127 when I married my sweetie 37 years ago. Feel great, clothes just don't fit anymore...DD and DH think I am "too thin" hah I say! Have worked hard to get here, my goal was 145 but have to say when I started this journey 9 years ago I wasn't sure I would ever see it. Thank you girls for all your love help and support along the way!! I have broken thru all the emotional baggage that made me overeat, medicate and heal with food and I will never go back! Love you girls and I know I owe much of my healing to you!

Sleep well friends

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Yard planning-sunflowers are up!

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Daisychick, that sounds like a nice way to spend the day.

I can finally say the snow is gone! Now starts the yard work, although it's still to wet to rake. Very windy today which doesn't help my allergies, so focusing on indoor stuff like washing floors and laundry.
No school today so right now I am enjoying a cup of coffee and the peace and quiet while Dwayne and Brian are at work. My knee isn't too sore right now as long as I wear my brace but I am glad for a day off or walking all day at work.
I hope you are all doing well.

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Yard planning is so fun.

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Bike riding tomorrow! Yes!

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Dianne, saw lots of calves when we were travelling on the weekend - it's a sure sign of spring. Still lots of snow in the fields and a lot of them are under water too.. Flooding is starting here so not sure when things will dry up.

Spent the weekend with Brian's family at a wedding. All I can say if I love my husband but his family drive me crazy. My SIL who was mother of the bride, had no time for us nor was she interested in spending time with any of the family that travelled. She totally ignored Dwayne which ticked me off big time - she has absolutely no compassion for him and thinks his behaviors from the autism are due to my bad parenting. I told Brian this was the last time I was going up there for her, after 30 years I really don't care if I see her again.

Today was my first day back to work after hurting my knee. I made it through with my brace on but I was tired and my leg was sore. I put in over 6000 steps during the work day which is about 3 times what I've been averaging since I hurt my knee. Heading to bed shortly...

I hope you are all doing well. Just logging in my food and going for a bath, then bed.

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Hey everyone! Back again...been getting busy here - calving is going strong..averaging 13 calves a day - at that rate we'll be done in no time! Have lost a few too....1 set of twins that are doing good. Still too wet to get into the field. DH's birthday is April 14 and he always wants to be in by then....we'll see - still lots of ice on the lake yet.

Wedding plans are coming along - got the music, photographer, caterer, flowers, dresses (not mine yet), my cousin and I are making the arch for there ceremony out of doors from Hannah's dad's farm - got the doors out of the house a few weeks ago. So things are coming together! We just have to keep praying for good weather all summer!

I keep walking around the yard planning on where to put flowers and hoping to find a dry garden...nothing yet..lol. Patience I guess...

DH has a seed meeting tonight - good time to get a few projects done! Have a great night girls!

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Bike riding going well. Daughter on training wheels a little slow. More cruising then pedaling😫! One day at a time!

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Hello and Happy Thursday to you all...

Sorry to be MIA ....we went to Ohio a week ago today ..got my nails done ...caught up with lots of friends has a great time at the wedding ...tomorrow Jim & I are going to Nashville until next Wed ...he's going for business so I'm tagging along ...a nice break away :) I'm taking advantage of both girls still being on maternity leave so I can sneak away :) I've been getting a 4 mile walk in everyday..feels great to be back in a routine:)

Kare ...I'm so glad Dwayne had a nice respite and you got MUCH needed quiet time ...I hope the once a month thing works out !!! Hope your weather is starting to break

Dianne ...is your weather heading in the right direction ..planting season will be here before you know it !! How are the wedding plans going ?

Daisy...how's the bike riding going? We're thinking about getting bikes too ..there are nice trails around here :)

Cori ...miss you

Denise ....hope you're doing well ...we miss you checking in

Jeanette...how's all the renovating going ...any trips planned before your planting season starts ???

I'm snuggling Brynlee now while her Mama ran an errand :)

Have to finish packing and prepping food for our trip ..I like taking as much of my own food as I can :)

Everyone have a fabulous day

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Bike riding tomorrow.

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Wow! Pretty quiet in the house with Dwayne gone to respite for 2 nights. Not going to lie, kind of enjoying it but I miss my boy. When I dropped him off yesterday he was quite excited and one of the workers texted me this morning and said he had a good night and was enjoying blueberry pancakes. So I'm happy to hear he's doing ok. So important to me that he learn that other people can take care of him just like mom..

My knee is finally feeling better. I'm guessing the cortisone is working. I'm wearing my brace for about 4-6 hours and doing ok. Still not 100% but better than a week ago. At least I can do the basics in the house and not rely on Brian to do stuff.

I wish I could say spring is here but not convinced. Temps are hovering around 0C but the winds are so cold. Today it is very windy and overcast. Had to turn the furnace up today.

I hope you all have a nice weekend. Off to try some vacumming...

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Kare - good luck with the knee and I hope you have a good weekend! Getting done what you want to do but also rest that knee - I'm sure you'll be able to tell when you need to take a break. I am really careful with my knees - hopefully no replacements! Have had a few cousins that have had both replaced in their 50's. All our snow is gone - few banks in the ditches but it's still froze and cool out there.

Everyone have a great weekend!

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Spring-I still believe!!! Got to ride my new bike today after all the rain.

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Evening! I think Spring is on it's way. I can actually see some grass in our backyard. Still lots of snow but it's finally melting.

I went to the sports clinic on Tuesday and the Dr. says I now have severe arthritis in my knee with bone rubbing on bone. I will eventually be looking at a knee replacement. Her major concern was getting my pain under control so she gave me a cortisone shot and I got fitted with a knee brace. I was able to wear the brace for almost 4 hours today but I hobbled around without my crutches too much and am in a fair bit of pain tonight. I just took a Tylenol 3 and heading to bed shortly. The Dr. booked me off work for the week and it's spring break next week so I'm hopeful I will be ok when I go back to work in April.

Dwayne is going for 2 night to a group home for Brian and I to have some respite. He went to school with the one young man and works at the day program with the other guy, so here's hoping it goes well. He goes for supper Friday and comes home Sunday morning about 11am. This will be the first weekend I've had to myself in 2 1/2 years. My plan was to spring clean his room but my knee won't be able to handle that, but I will clean out his dresser drawers and toy boxes a bit. If this works out, he will go one weekend a month.

I hope you all have a great Friday tomorrow. My plan is to pack for Dwayne and pick up a few essentials at the store and rest, rest, rest,

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Daisychick - yes, house work is a great workout! Especially washing windows! I get a good arm workout along with squats as my windows got down almost to the floor...I sweep our garage at least once a week with a small broom just for the workout!

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Kare - sure hope your knee is feeling better...sometimes I turn wrong and about hit the floor it hurts so bad. I walk very carefully! We've been lucky with the weather ...rain but no snow or ice....wind still blows hard though!

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Brenda - I bet you are loving those babies! They are so precious...we were lucky and did not get hit with the snow. Did get a dusting yesterday but it's gone today. Your weather looks so beautiful ...can't wait for ours to warm up!

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Jeanette - ha, no big diamonds or jewelry for me...I did get a new tractor though (well, new to us anyway) ...tracks all around - now that is going to take some getting use to. Our temps are bi-polar! 50's than down to 30's...snow then rain...got some tulips are starting to pop up and I keep pushing a little more dirt on them. Went down to the farm down south and got most of my planters from the shop, going to put most of the flowers for the wedding in planters. That way if we get bad weather I can move them inside! Told DH I was going to put them all on pallets and use the skid steer! Yeah, he just laughed at me but I'm serious! We're up to 12 calves so far...lost 1. Guess are itching to get out into the fields but it'll be a few weeks yet.

I've been slacking on my steps so my goal this month is also 10,000 steps...with the snow disappearing I can get out more!

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House cleaning is a great workout, mopping probably best I've felt...

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Hello & Happy Monday to you all ....

We had a nice weekend ...went to the zoo yesterday..beautiful!!!

Jim leaves Wed for Nashville & my Mom,Andy & I are heading to Ohio for a wedding ..we're taking Aiyden so he can see his Dad :)

The weather is beautiful here right now should be 80 here tomorrow 🌴☀

Daisy ...house cleaning the never ending workout :)

Kare ...I hope you get some relief with the weather & your knee ....the vitamins I take have glucosamine in them & that helps my joints :)

Jeanette & Dianne ....how was your weekend ??

I'm going to start getting Jim packed ...everyone have a fabulous night

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One more week til spring break and I am so ready for it. We had a couple of days of rain, freezing rain and snow just before the weekend so it was very icy Friday. I was able to leave Dwayne home with his dad which was a good thing because I could hardly stay on my feet. Today it is melting like crazy and back to snow tomorrow. So ready for nicer weather.

My knee has really been bothering me lately and I was supposed to go see the orthopedic Dr on Friday but had to cancel due to weather. I now am supposed to go tomorrow. I know I have osteoarthrithis in my knees but it has gradually been getting worse since the summer. My knee is wobbly and locking and now I can't straighten it or walk on it. So out came the crutches to see if that will help. I'm guessing I may need a brace of some kind...

I hope you are all doing well. Have a nice evening.

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