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2/10/16 8:28 P

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Sorry to be MIA for a couple of days - it's been abusy week and it's only Wednesday.

I did make it to bootcamp yesterday and am feeling it in the quads but not as bad as last week. I go again tomorrow.

Dwayne had his surgical consult today and will get the implant changed in the next month. It was a long morning as the clinic wanted all the pre op tests done. This causes high anxiety for him and needs all my patience to get him through but he did it and now that it's over he is proud of himself.

We are having a cold snap here again until early next week.

Brenda, you are doing great! Keep up the hard work! WE don't even get our tax forms until the end of February so we will be awhile yet.

Jeanette and Diane, I hope you are doing well. Going to go have a long soak in the tub and heading to bed early. Tomorrow is grad pictures for Dwayne after school!

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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all....

Kept both the kids overnight for Andrea so didn't get a lot done today...managed to get dishes put away....few loads of laundry but not much else....lol that's ok...It'll get done...lol

We're getting quite a bit of snow up near where my salon is...hoping I have an ok drive to work tomorrow...I'm SO ready to move South and never have to deal with snow except for the fluky occasional flurries or ice that they get.

Jeanette....glad you got to check taxes off the list...ours are done and in the bank already...always glad to have that done!! We're going to Disney March 10-15 :)

Dianne.....How was the painting class?

Kare...did ya get to Bootcamp?

I've still been very faithful in following my diet plan....feeling very good and proud to be staying on track....drinking the gallon of water has been so much easier then I thought it would be...hoping to see a lower number on the scale this week.

Hello to anyone checking in...hope you're having a great day!!!

Quote of the day:

Summer bodies are made in the winter

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2/9/16 6:03 P

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Good evening!
Just relaxing a bit before dinner. Have homemade beef stew simmering.
Have spent the last 4 days doing tax paperwork for DS, his apt was yesterday so another thing off the proverbial list. I spent a couple nights at their house, then brought the rest home to finish.
Of course took a little time off to play farm, race cars around and climb thru tunnels with Luke. Tiled a laundry room floor today so a little tired this evening, DH is running a couple errands, should be home soon. Early dinner and a bit more relaxing.

Only 11 degrees here today and very windy, has been a blustery couple days. One week of February gone so Spring has to be coming!

Dianne....so sad about Don's mom...remember when Al's grandma no longer knew him and the pain I saw in his eyes. So difficult!! Hope the painting class was a blast!

Brenda....Sounds like a fun weekend! Glad you and Jim were able to sneak away for a quiet evening, kind of revives the soul! Bet the "kids" all had a blast together!! We are kicking around the March trip, trying to decide if we want to risk the weather and drive or fly....when do you get back from Florida?

Kare....good to hear you are sleeping a bit better, bet the physical-ness (is that even a word...lol) helps! Hope this week is off to a great start for you!!

Denise...think of you so often, hope you are well!

Cori.....Thinking of you, hope ALL is going great for you and Mike.

Working hard at keeping the scales at my ticker number, hoping to be able to bump it down a bit by the 15th. Drinking lots of water and incorporating vegetables into every meal.

Anyone have anything fun or special planned for Valentines Day?

have a great evening
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jeanette

Lisa.....Hope you are well and enjoying life!! Too dang short not too:)

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2/9/16 10:22 A

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

We had a great weekend...Jim and I took off to a hotel for the weekend....Andrea kept the kids for us (talk about a turn around...lol usually we're keeping HER kids...lol) We did have her bring all the kids over to swim for a little while on Saturday since we had to go our grand daughter Raena's birthday party right near the hotel :) Sunday we had Mom,Andy and our kids over to watch the Super Bowl....had lots of snacks for everyone....I stuck to my diet with no problem...I'm down 23 lbs and 33 inches so I'm liking the results....the weight on the scale isn't moving but the inches are so I'm ok with that.

We're in for some snow this week in 3 differents waves.....could get 6 inches total so nothing really that bad....frigid cold coming too...I'm ready for spring and summer!!

Kare....great job with boot camp...that pain feels good in a way don't ya think...lol let's ya know you're making progress...hope you're able to do it again this week....you go girl!!

Dianne...glad you didn't get hit too hard with the snow.....I'm SO ready for riding season!!!! Have fun at painting class!!

Jeanette....How are you doing...weather letting up there at all? Still trying to head East in March??

Cori....Hope you're doing well.

Lisa, Denise, Tina...we miss you

Today is my friend Steve's birthday so I dropped the kids off at school this morning and then headed to his grave to put a flameless candle there for him....I still miss him SO much he was truly my best friend always there for me whenever I needed him...he's left such a void...I hope he knows how much he was loved by so many!!!

Off to the salon to make the world more beautiful....everyone have a fantastic day!!

Quote of the day: It's never to late to make a new beginning

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2/8/16 7:58 P

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Happy Monday!

Well our blizzard didn't turn out to be much, which I guess is ok - had big winds though which meant we had no TV - yeah on Super Bowl Sunday - good thing DS lives close by! We made hot wings, 2 different kinds of dip, salsa, deer sausage, beans w/wienies....not as much as if we had been here (I had more planned here but didn't take it with) but we had enough to eat.

We did go see Don's mom first - she's about ant 1 1/2 hours away but the roads weren't ...visibility was a little poor but I'm glad we went - she was sick over the weekend and I could tell it was bothering Don and he won't go unless I push him. We were only able to stay for less then 10 minutes because Don started crying when she said thanks for coming I love you...even though she didn't know him. But he is glad he went.

Art and Paint class tomorrow night with Hannah - looking forward to it, the painting is hearts ... of course it is February!

Kare - we had steak tonight for supper - nothing with it - 10 oz steak is enough to fill me! But I did cut up some carrot sticks to munch on tonight. Good job on the boot camp - I'm sure it was a good hurt! I've been trying to get more active...it's getting easier.

We're planning a bike trip with some of Don's kids this summer so that's my push to lose some weight and get in shape! I want to be able ride all day and not feel it! Not sure where we're going yet.

Catch ya later and have a great Tuesday!

Dianne

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2/6/16 5:57 P

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Hey Dianne, calling for stormy weather here this weekend too. Freezing rain, snow and winds up to 90 kmh for tonight and tomorrow. Got all my running around done today so I don't have to go out except to take Brian to and from work.

Been a busy but okay week. Made it to bootcamp twice this week. Could hardly walk by Wednesday afternoon and still felt that way when I went Thursday to class but after the hour I felt better and not as stiff today. Been sleeping better too so that is a plus. Scale hasn't moved but I'm sure it will at some point.

Brenda, I'm glad things are getting better for your grandkids. It would certainly turn things around to suddenly have 2 extra kids, but they are very lucky to have you!

Jeanette, how was your week?

Having steak, baked potatoes for the boys and mushooms for supper. My iron was low when I went to the blood donor last week, so trying to eat more red meat.

Have a nice evening and stay warm and safe!

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2/6/16 5:43 P

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Hi everyone! Hanging on tight here - wind gusts to 55 - mini blizzard tomorrow - high winds and snow flurries, don't think we'll get much but sure don't need that wind!

Adrian is home this weekend so she's helping get christmas stuff down and off the deck - got about half down when the wind picked up and we decided it could wait. Also got a good walk in before that. Still doing my challenges with my cousin - keeps me moving! Am down 4 lbs since we came back from Fort Collins but still have a ways to go before I hit my goal.

My cousin flew up here with her husband last Wednesday...was so good to see her! Our mothers are like 2 peas in a pod - we found this out a few months ago when talking about things our mothers have said to us - this past Thanksgiving Alisa's mom told her that everyone was getting together for thanksgiving but Alisa and her husband weren't invited. Wow - can you believe that a mother would say that? Well, I can - a lot of what my aunt has said I heard the same stuff from my mom. So we really had a wonderful visit. Her husband is a lawyer for Bad Boy Mowers and had business to do up here so she flew up with him - nice to have a plane at your disposal!

Brenda - I hope things can go back to "normal" for the kids...things are sounding good so I hope they stay that way. Looks like your getting your walking in also!

Pork chops for supper here...have a great weekend and enjoy the super bowl!

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2/4/16 8:56 A

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Hello and Happy Thursday to you all....

Not sure how this week snuck past me....lol The scale has stalled a little this week but I'm staying on track and excited to take measurements on Sunday....

The kids LOVED seeing the trains on Sunday...it is a HUGE display...about 14 engines and tons of tracks...absolutely incredible!!!

Court was supposed to be today but has been postponed until the 16th....from what we have heard from one of the case workers...they're thinking that the kids will get to go home so our life will hopefully be returning to normal here very soon...the kids have really been doing great and we've loved being there for them but I'm ready for some normalcy....lol Jim and I are going away this weekend just close to home but just to be kid free for a bit and relax:)

Our Disney trip is coming up soon ...I can't wait....!!!!!

Jeanette....I'm glad the snow didn't hit you as hard as was predicted...that's always a bonus!! I'm SO ready for spring to be here....we've had a mild winter but I just want the greenery back and motorcycle rides...camping... I can't believe it's already been a year for your retirement...I bet you wonder how you ever had time to work...lol

Kare....Good for you for getting back on track.....sometimes you just have to take care of YOU before you can take care of the rest of the world!! Hope Dwayne finds the perfect date:)

Dianne....How's your week been going??

Denise..we miss you

Lisa...Miss you too

Tina...Hope you're well

Cori....We'll be in Florida March 11-15...how close are you to Orlando?

Lori...Hope you're doing great!!

Hello to everyone that might be checking in....hope you're doing well!!

Hugs to all,
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2/3/16 10:13 P

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Jeanette, glad to hear the bad weather missed you for the most part. We have had a very mild winter, even when it's been cold, it hasn't been that bad. Thank you for your kind words.

I have given myself a good talking to and am recording my food again and although I am suffering from going to bootcamp yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Go again tomorrow so hopefully the stiffness will be better by the morning. I went down to the basement and walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes to ease the stiffness. Had an Epsom salt bath as well.

Dwayne is so excited about grad - he went to the student meeting yesterday and although he didn't understand all of it, he is now searching for a girl to do the grand march with at prom. He has a little crush on a girl named Cora but she has a boyfriend so I don't think that will work. Have lots of time...

Just finished a small snack of laughing cow cheese and crackers and heading to bed.

I hope you are all doing well!

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2/3/16 8:07 P

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Happy February everyone!
We dodged a huge snowstorm this week, ended up getting about an inch of rain, then changed to sleet and snow and got about another inch. Way short of the 14 to 16 inches forecasted! Sun came out this afternoon, really cold and windy but roads are surprisingly good. Got all our parking lots and sidewalks done. Threw pork roast in the crockpot early a.m. so doing pulled pork and salads for dinner.
Al heading back to Dr. tomorrow, this last round of antibiotics didn't do a dang thing, think it is time he goes to a specialist, he is going to throw a hissy fit but I have already talked with his doctor about it.

Kare....I know exactly what you mean, always feel like I am waiting for the "other shoe" to drop. I know you feel buried in stress, but Kare please take care of yourself. You have worked so hard to lose the weight, and been thru so much to come this far. I am happy to hear you are doing bootcamp again, it will help balance the stress. Certainly doesn't take it away but gives you a break from the thought process of everything crazy going on. ((HUGS))

Brenda....Hope you had a great Sunday! Did Aiyden love the trains? How is everyone doing? AND you....are you keeping the stress balanced too? You have had quite a life change this past month and I am concerned about you keeping it all balanced. Take care of yourself.

the one thing I have learned this last year...no matter how stressful, crazy, hectic my life gets I am the only one that keep my weight in check and my mind and stress on a moderate level. Somedays I just have to remember that there is NO ONE else who has control over what I do or feel or think....It has been a very long journey for me. I have had to learn how to quit being an enabler. I have had to accept that there are things in life that I cannot change but still have to have as part of life. I can change how I let it effect me though, so that is what I work on, and that is how I try to control some of my stress. Then there are those days I just shut down, shut myself off from the world and figure out exactly what is causing me the stress. Sometimes I am stressed and not sure why...or not willing to admit why!

Dianne...Did you get any of this cazy storm that passed thru the Midwest? Hope you and family are all doing great!

Going to watch a little tv....and relax!

Sleep well all....
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1/31/16 9:14 P

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Evening! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Nice here weather wise but getting colder again tonight.

Not much going on - just working and trying to get my life back in order. I feel I have lost my zest for just about everything especially my weight loss and exercise. There just too much stress and everytime things settle down, something happens to stir things up again. I've been working on my diet and water and this week I am going back to bootcamp twice a week.

I hope you are all doing well. I will check in tomorrow...take care

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1/31/16 7:33 P

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Just a quick pop in....
Been a quick weekend, doing a lot of closet cleaning and purging the whole house. I am in a throwing mood, so taking advantage of that.
Met Luke and Will for an early dinner and then did a bit of necessity shopping....groceries for us and the critters before the storm. Forecast is all over the board so just trying to prepare for whatever.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend....

Is everyone ready for February? I certainly am....1 month closer to Spring and digging in the garden..Woohoo!
Any mini goals for the month?
I will improve my water intake and will be tracking, and hoping as a result I will lose 3 pounds.


Tomorrow is my 1 year retirement anniversary, has been a good year!

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1/30/16 10:21 P

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Hi Girls and happy Saturday to you all....

Had a good end to our week...Thursday we took Mom and Andy to see Dwight Yokum...he put on a fabulous show...we had a great time!! Friday I had to work and then we just hung out at home....I worked today for a bit then went to Walmart to grab some of the foods I needed...then I got in a 2.66 mile walk with Jim...it was so nice in the mid 40's here today...supposed to be in the low 50' s tomorrow...will be nice to get another walk in :) Tomorrow we're going to Andrea's new boyfriend Kevin's grandparents house ...his Grandpa has a HUGE model train display all set up so Jim and Aiyden will be SO thrilled to check it out and then Kevin's parents invited us for dinner...I told him we'd love to but that I'd have to bring my own stuff because this diet is SO specific on what you can and can't have..and I'm doing SO good I just do not want to mess it up and he said his Mom would totally understand :)

Dianne....glad the salsa turned out so good!! What were you up to this weekend?

Jeanette....did you get all the semis loaded? Sure hope Al gets to feeling better soon!! Keep me posted on if you'll be heading this way in March (I've got my fingers crossed)

Kare...Hope you're having a good weekend!! How's Dwayne doing?

Cori...Miss you girl!

Denise...I see on FB you're in Florida...hope you have a great time!!

Hello to anyone else checking in....have a great day tomorrow!!!

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1/29/16 8:37 A

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good morning....happy Friday!
Just a quick check in.... been up since 4:30, loading semis this morning while ground is firmly frozen. Al is just not getting over this bronchial crap, seems to be worse, Dr. put him on a different antibiotic, did lung x-rays and blood work on Tuesday. I am "feeling" the presence of so much sickness, surgeries and doctor visits this month.

Dianne...that canner sounds awesome!
Have you kept track of your diet and correlation with hot flashes? I am so able to control by my diet, seems too simple to be true, but I am 98% free from hot flashes and night sweats. As soon as I eat bad (I know my triggers) for 2 or 3 days almost instantaneously the heat comes back. Interestingly the same foods are what makes me feel bloated and thick thru the mid section.

Brenda....I am so happy that your new food plan is working for you, just getting the scale moving again is great motivation. Amazing how much easier it is to "eat well" when a good number is there, it's almost like a bad number gives us permission to continue the insanity.
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Kare... Bet you are ready for the weekend and a little break from the classroom! Any plans to see Meghan any time soon? So hard when our kids are far away, the older I get the more I miss them!

Next truck should be here in 20, so better run, just came in to get warmed up and have more coffee.
Have a healthy day!
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1/28/16 5:37 P

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The salsa turned out great....even with 2 year old tomatoes! Love that the canner doesn't take up space on my stove, I put it next to the sink, plugged it in (yes it holds 7-8 quart jars), took about 15 - 18 minutes for the water to boil, I like that is has a glass lid so I can see when the water starts boiling - you put the steamer rack on top of the jars to help distribute the heat and it keeps the boiling water from splashing, when it was done I removed the jars, let the water cool a little then turned on the spigot and drained it....never had to lift a heavy pot with water! Not sure I will use it to steam veggies unless the whole family is here.

Beautiful weather today - yesterday was in the 40's but the wind was gusting to 46 - not so nice to be outside. Today is much better so I got stuff done outside - the christmas tree finally got taken out and thrown over the fence for the birds, cleaned in my trailer some. Put a turkey in the over this morning so had that and homemade buns for lunch. With gravy as the guys love gravy and homemade bread the best.

Jeaentte - I have used a heated mattress pad before - wonderful! And I also use to have a waterbed - loved that too! Hot flashes have returned so I don't need heated anything! I am so ready for this to be done! My downfall is bread - love it - and I love the smell of it and the guys love it and I have to try really really hard to limit myself !

Heading out to help pinstripe the pickup...Don got it all back together finally (after the semi sideswipe incident!) Looks like new except he got a bigger bumper - now that looks weird!
Have a great night everyone!

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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all....

Still doing great with my weight loss....down 17 lbs....feeling really good....I love the vitamins and stuff that I'm taking...drinking a gallon of water everyday haven't missed a water day yet!! Hoping to keep this momentum going!!!

Took the kids to see their Mom today...that visit went well...then we came home and had dinner at Andrea's she made lasagna for everyone (I ate my own food...lol) she did a really nice job...it's fun seeing her branch out and trying to cook....that's new for her...lol

Tomorrow I have to work and then we're going with Mom and Andy to see Dwight Yokum...that was our Christmas gift to them :) The concert is at the Rocksino so might do a little gambling while we're there :)

Kare...hope you get better sleep tonight. Jim is the same way with work...he goes in an hour and a half early everyday.

Jeanette....hope the snow lets up for you....the heated mattress pad sounds nice .....I used to have a waterbed for years and I LOVED crawling into that!!!

I hope everyone checking in is doing great!! I'll check back in tomorrow..

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1/26/16 8:47 P

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Sitting in bed with the heated mattress pad on
Shoveled snow at the apartments today, was supposed to get less than half an inch and ended up getting 3 inches. Rained first then turned to snow so kind of a slick base under there,
Took DH to doctor again, this is 5th round of antibiotics since end of September. He just keeps getting this lung crap back. tomorrow we go have chest xrays done, going to start ruling out some things. He is such a stubborn **** and won't do any preventative, waits till it is full blown and then decides he probably can't get over it. AGGGGHHHHH

Kare...Hope you get to relax a bit and get a great nights sleep!

Sleep well everyone
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1/26/16 7:52 P

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Evening - just finished cleaning up from supper and putting Dwayne to bed so now I can relax for a little while. Been up since 4 am because my hubby thinks he needs to be at work 2 hours before he starts. Wouldn't have been so bad but he was up until 11 pm puttering around in his office because he slept most of the day and he kept me awake.

Brenda, it was nice today but supposed to be miserable tonight. Warming up overnight so calling for freezing rain turning to snow and then rain/snow all day tomorrow. I'm very glad that Dwayne's surgical consult was postponed yesterday until Feb 10th.

Jeanette, I was cleaning out cupboards on the weekend too!

Well, going to let the dogs in and watch a bit of tv. Take care everyone!

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Hello and Happy Monday to you all....

Had a good day today...scale is still moving down...I even got a 30 min walk in today...it was really nice out today...looking at mid 40's this weekend...YEAH!!! I got laundry done today and picked the kids up from school....then had to get dropped off at Jim's eye dr appt. because they were dilating his eyes so he couldn't drive home. We've had a nice relaxing evening and getting ready to call it a night but wanted to pop in and say hello to all of my favorite ladies!!!

I have to go into the salon at 8:30 tomorrow but am only working until about noon because I have to take the kids to their doctor appt tomorrow....SO many new appts. involved with having them....have to get them to the dentist...eye doctor....Monday we have a meeting with everyone involved with the case that we and the kids have to go to...YOWZA...lol

Jeanette...doesn't it feel good to re organize stuff...I did the cabinets under my kitchen and bathroom sink recently....love getting those projects done! I'm sure that scale with go down in no time at all now that you're home!!

Dianne...you new kitchen machine sounds really cool....hope the salsa turned out great!!!

Hello to everyone else checking in...I'll pop in tomorrow...

Hugs,
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1/25/16 7:47 P

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good evening...been a peaceful day here.
Slept till 830 this morning got 12 solid hours of sleep....a rarity for me Rain, sleet and snow this afternoon, so got our apartment check and banking done early morning . Decided I needed an indoor project so cleaned and organized my kitchen drawers.
Working hard at getting that number back to my ticker weight this week. Too much sodium and carbs while traveling. Just can't stand that bloated feeling! I love carbs, especially bread but just feel so much better when I don't eat. The longer I keep it out of my diet the more it messes with my body when I do it .

Dianne...your new canner intrigues me! Didn't know such a thing existed.....what do you think of it now that you have actually used it? Very curious how you feel it worked versus conventional stove top method. Does it hold 7 quart?

Kare....Sending good thoughts and energy your way, hope you had a relaxing weekend and today was a good day at work. Are you still working out at the gym? I dug my walk away the pounds and tae-bo dvds out and going to start doing that again, feel like I could use some toning

Brenda.....hope your week is off to a great start! hope GD's visit with her mom goes really well. Such an important relationship...so glad she has you for a positive female relationship mentor.

Lori...are you scooped out from the big storm?

Cori....How is your new job going? Hope life is all falling into place for you guys! I think of you so often!

Lisa, Denise, Tina, Nettie....miss you ladies so much...hope life is good and you and your families are happy and healthy.

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Happy Sunday everyone!

Pretty nice day here - high 20's, looking for high 30's next week. Not much snow here and if it gets warm next eek we may not have any left. The twins are staying with us the end of February and I'm hoping we'll have enough snow to go sledding and take the snowmobile out...but then no snow would make it warmer an nicer out!

You'll never guess what I'm doing today - making salsa....came across 4 big bags of tomatoes that mom had cleaned and froze. For chirstmas Don got me a Ball Freshtec water bath canner....very neat! Will also be perfect for boiling corn on the cob! So we're making salsa today - last batch has about 10 minutes left. Water boiled a little faster than on the stove but what I like is it has a spigot to drain the water into the sink. It can also be used as a steamer, blancher, soups/stews and hot chocolate. And it doesn't take up stove space.

Brenda - congrats on the loss! Glad things are going good with the kids, hope the visit with mom goes ok. Didn't feel the best after coming home from CO so didn't get many steps in this past week. Told my cousin I am ready to rock the challenges next week!

Better go check the salsa...I can sure smell it!

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Happy Weekend............

Brenda....Congrats on your weight loss, so happy you are seeing positive results! WOOHOO
Vegas put a couple pounds on me so have to get that back off! Have learned to keep it in check but relax and enjoy then hit it hard when I get back home. I am caulking and painting the new window, Al finished trimming it out so now my turn! lol
Have a graduation party this afternoon. Our friends son got his masters in May (the gal with lung cancer) but waited until now to celebrate. Just a casual afternoon party, then tomorrow is YDS birthday....so hopefully dinner together. Luke thinks his daddy should have a "muddy dirt bike party", so maybe they will be coming to the farm! lol Will is not a "birthday" person...just another day.....so we just kind of wing it and see what he wants to do on the actual day. He is in process of a big land deal and his mind is kind of preoccupied, so who knows!! We had a great extended lunch with him yesterday...just Al ,Will and I so we really got to talk and listen!

Did you guys get much snow? not sure if it went your direction or not. Jenn said 18plus and still snowing. Thank goodness Wharton changed their class today to last night and then let everyone go home.

Just finished brunch and sitting for a minute, better get back to caulking or will be time to head out.

Have a safe weekend everyone
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Good morning and Happy Saturday to you all.....

It's been a good week....I'm down 14 lbs so far...I'll take measurements tomorrow :)

The kids are doing well....they'll get a visit with their Mom on Wednesday for 2 hours ...they've been calling their Dad to talk in the evenings.

Jeanette....I'm glad you enjoyed Vegas...sounds like a bunch of fun!!!!! What are you up to this weekend??

Dianne...glad you had a good trip too....so nice when our kids are on a good path and happy in what they're doing :)

Kare...How has your week been? Dwayne doing ok?? How's Meghan doing??

Cori.....How's Florida treating you ? Are you liking your job?

Denise....Hope you're staying safe and sound indoors today!!

Lisa....How much snow hit New Philly?

Lori....hope you're doing well.

Hello to everyone else checking in:)

Quote of the day:
"You can't control the results but you can control your efforts"

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Good morning..........
flew back from Vegas last night, always so good to go away but soo good to sleep in my comfy bed with my heated mattress pad....I love that thing! Vegas was great, not quite as sunny as I was hoping for but still much warmer than home. Elton John was amazing.....what a talented artist, his piano skills were the most enjoyable to me, his drummer with him since the beginning was just a joy to listen to and watch as well. also saw Gordie Brown, a impressionist and comedian...so funny. ..good belly laughs...felt so good to laugh that hard. Life has just been too serious lately!

Just wanted to pop in and say good morning and wish each of you a blessed day!

For you girls in the East......be safe in that crazy storm descending upon you!

Blessings
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hello everyone!

Yes got back from Colorado Tuesday night...had a really good time...DSS is now working for Thrivent selling insurance and it is good to hear him excited about his job. Went to a hockey game friday night, stockshow/rodeo Saturday afternoon and spent Sunday at their house watching football with appetizers. Good weather the whole time, was good to get away...and glad it warmed up here before we got home! Sold the steers before we left and did good on them, prices have dropped now - we're waiting awhile before we sell the heifers. Hopeing ranchers will be looking for replacements then.

Kare - I agree with Jeanette - change is sometimes what we need - look at life in a different way.
Good luck with Dwayne and I hope it's warmed up some!

Jeanette - how did you like Gorden Ramsey's? We had meal vouchers so we had dinner there last year - thought it was pretty good - had more fun watching the servers run up and down the stairs with trays of food/beverages!

Brenda - sounds like things are going ok with the grandkids, but I'm sure it's a challenge for all of you to get through this. Skating sounds so much fun! I still have mine - little tight but I have "tried" them out a time or two...

Alex thawed out his deer meat in the garage - yeah not a good place to do that - so this afternoon I will be scrubbing the floor as it has this "odor" to it...

have a great afternoon!
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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all......


Met with the Kinship case worker tonight....she was very nice....she seems to think the placement will be longer then Feb 4th so guess time will tell. The kids are doing well...my Granddaughter is so sweet and innocent on one side and yet she has a dark depressed side too :( Hoping counseling will help with that.

Scale is still moving down so that is a wonderful thing!!!

Kare...Hope Dwayne's feeling better tonight. I think it's good you and Brian are communicating about the options...that always helps.

Hello to everyone checking in....have a wonderful night!!

Quote of the day:

"When you feel like quitting....ask yourself why you started"

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MOrning, just waiting for Dwayne to wake up. Unusual for him to still be sleeping. I thought he sounded a little plugged up last night so maybe he's not feeling well. If he's not awake in 15 minutes I will have to think about whether I keep him home or wake him up for school. Usually a day of sleep makes all the difference for him if he's not feeling well.

Warmer this morning but still cold -32C right now and supposed to get colder as the winds get higher this afternoon. I am ready for some warmer weather right now. On the plus side, this is my week to be inside at lunch supervising the grade 7 and 8's. On the negative side, it's my week to supervise the 7 and 8's!

We talked (finally) about Brian's going on disability and he wants to wait for awhile. It would be a huge cash concern for us but I said we would sell the house and find a small apartment when the time comes. Not what I want but it is what it is...

Hoping you all have a nice day. Off to see if I can wake up Dwayne.

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

Had a good day off yesterday....got all the laundry done, changed our bed sheets out, prepped some food for the week, Andrea took the kids skating and I kept Adalyn here....the kids had a ball and Aiyden LOVED it....they have the little playskool skates there for the little ones to use....SO cute!!!

It's a frigid one here today.....-12 wind chill....I know it's colder in other states but that's cold enough here for me...I'm SO ready for spring!!!

Jeanette...How's the weather in Vegas? OHHH Elton John ...how fun...he's coming to Ohio soon and I heard the promo on the radio and didn't realize just how many of his songs I love....I should have grabbed tix.

Dianne....How are you doing this week?? Bet your weather is COLD too.

Kare....Hope you're having a great start to your week.

Cori...Hope you're safe from the storms down there.

Lisa..Miss you tons

Denise...Sure wish you pop in :)

Tina....Hope life is treating you and your family well!!

Hello to anyone else checking in,

Quote of the day:

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most!

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Yeah Brenda.....great results......peaceful weekend is a welcome relief after the crazy last 2 weeks I'm sure. How did roller skating go...haven't done that in years! Sounds fun...have you taken Aiyden yet?

Kare.....I understand your anxiety about all the new things coming for Dwayne......so hard when they become young adults doing those things we wanted them to accomplish...very bittersweet! Happy for them, excited for them but our hearts are full of anxiousness and nervousness for them and a little for ourselves and how different their life and ours will be. I think you have done a great job getting Dwayne ready for the next step and he will continue to thrive and grow.
So just a thought for Brian....maybe the full time disability would be a positive for him. Job stress would be gone.....maybe time to pursue a hobby, start a project, finish a project. I know it would be very different for him (and you) but different isn't always bad! Job stress can be so debilitating, so life altering, change is really good sometimes although probably very hard for him to imagine, and sometimes our greatest blessings come from change. He might find him self less stressed, more energetic and might actually lose weight. His mood might improve just from the lack of worrying about the job! Just a different view from me...hope he finds a solution that he can embrace and move forward! Sending lots of love, prayers and good energy your way.....keeping Dwayne close in my thoughts and prayers as his surgery date draws closer.

Dianne....thinking you are gone to Colorado......hope you are having fun.

Cori.....are you safe in stormy Florida?......crazy storms blowing thru there....bet you are really missing that Indiana winter......yeah right!! Miss ya

We are just lounging watching Iowa State/ Oklahoma basketball game in our room. Been out running all day, saw the conservatory and ate lunch at Gordon Ramsey's. Al surprised me with Elton John tickets for tomorrow night. Meeting friends from Iowa for late dinner tonight, they are here for trade show, we bumbed into them today quite by accident...very wierd in such a large city, neither couple knew other was here.
Have a good week
Blessings
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Hello and Happy Sunday...

It's been a nice quiet weekend...no running around to do and tomorrow looks like another day of the same...might take the kids roller skating depending on our weather.

I've been doing great on my weight loss....I've lost 10 lbs and 9 inches and that's with Aunt Flo lurking...she should have been her yesterday but so far she's not here.

Kare...So much coming up for Dwayne...a whole new adventure...I hope he adjusts to everything very well. I hope Brian comes to the right decision on employment or disability...has to be tough :(

Hello to everyone else checking in...

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Brenda, you have taken on a big job but it sounds like the kids are in a good place with you! Sad that they had to go through so much - the stories some of my students tell me about their lives break my heart.

Jeanette, have a wonderful time in Vegas! Someday I might get there. We have extreme cold warnings in place tonight and probably for most of the weekend. It is -40C tonight..

Been a busy week. Dwayne had his first transition meeting for starting his move to the day program after graduation. We will have another meeting next month but this was a chance for the new people to meet Dwayne and hear what his needs will be. I booked his grad pictures today...so many changes coming up.

Dwayne sees the neurosurgeon on January 27th to start the process of replacing of the battery in his implant. I was shocked that it was so quick - kind of got a little overwhelmed, I guess with all the info we've had this week. Had a cry and took a deep breath - life goes on.

Brian's Dr has suggested that we consider him going on permanent disability but at this point he won't even talk about it. He sad he would be even fatter and more miserable if he has to stay home everyday. I guess time will tell...

I hope you all have a nice weekend! Going to go groceries while Claire has Dwayne. Have everything ready to through a beef stew in the slow cooker when I get up. Planning on staying in as much as possible.

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Hello and Happy Friiiiiiday to you all....

It's been a good couple of days....the kids are doing well.....tomorrow they're going to the salon with Andrea to get their hair done and then we'll be going shopping to get them some footwear and some clothes too....then we're babysitting for Andrea tomorrow evening....

I'm having great success with my weightloss...feeling good....I've been drinking a gallon of water faithfully every day....hope to keep the momentum going.

I hope you're all doing great...I'll check in again over the weekend...

Quote of the day:

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

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Happy Friday night......
Just relaxing in bed, catching up on a few emails. Warmed up to 40's yesterday and now plunging down to zero and below for the next 3 days. Wind is howling and just a nasty evening.
We met kids for an early dinner...always try to see them before we leave on vacations. Luke is ticked cause he couldn't "go home to the farm with gramma" I made the mistake of telling him I was going on an airplane and he instantly is going with me and daddy is flying us! Will is taking flying lessons so every plane he sees he says "that might be daddy".
Got taxes done yesterday, good to have that crossed off the list.

Brenda...we leave for Vegas at noon on Sunday. Just gone for 4 nights! Aunt Barb was supposed to be going with us, we try to take her every other year. How is everyone doing out your way? Good luck on your new nutrition system .... hope you have great success!
((HUGS))

my eyes are getting tired so going to hit post and try to get some sleep, has been a rare commodity the last 2 weeks

have a good weekend
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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all....

We took the kids to a supervised visit with their Mom today it went well....they'll see her again on the 27th for 2 hours...we're trying to set up phone call privileges for both the Mom and Dad to have that with the kids. The kids are adjusting well....I don't think they've really ever had stability so this is all new for them...we're still working on getting them clothes...they have SO little or their ages....cripe Aiyden and Adalyn have more clothes and they're just babies....makes me sad that my step daughter didn't reach out for help for them along the way...but we'll get them on the right track now :)

I have to work tomorrow and Friday and then off Saturday...the kids don't have school Monday so will probably try and find something fun to do:)

I've been doing a new weightloss/nutrition system called Omnitrition.....it's a pretty strict plan....you have a 2 day "loading" period that you eat ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING you want and keep yourself feeling full that whole time....then you go on a pretty slim calorie intake for anywhere from 21-42 days depending on your success...you used omnidrops 3 times a day which are a combination of things with a lot of B12....you drink a gallon of water daily...You take a liquid vitamin supplement every morning and a fiber tablet....I've gotten a good system with that....then you eat a pretty restrictive food list but easily followed.....it's quick weightloss typically in that 2 phase and then you go into a maintenance phase when you up your calories to 1500 ....still omitting all refined sugars and carbs....I have found it very easy to stay focused....I've lost 7 lbs already....I know SO many people having success with this....I don't for see doing it forever necessarily but just felt like I needed a jump start with Disney & our friend's daughter's wedding coming up soon so thought I'd give it try ...I'll keep you posted :) My friend from high school lost 23lbs in a month...another lost 50 and has kept it off for over 2 years.... Another local girl has lost 91 lbs in 10.5 months....so hopefully I'll do well with it...I still log it all here on spark so the transition time will be easier :)


Jeanette...thank you for you kind words....I love you girl!!!!! We've had pretty frigid weather here that last few days...supposed to hit 40 though tomorrow or Friday but then back down cold again. Stay warm!! When is/was Vegas??

Dianne...How did moving the cows go? Isn't the fit bit so fun for motivating!!?

Lori...Good luck with all of the college stuff ....only one of our kids did college...he goes to University of Akron and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering....he's doing very well.

Hello to everyone checking in....we're watching the last Star Wars movie so that we can take the kids to see the new one tomorrow night :)


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Brenda, wow. I'll send good wishes and strength your way.

Jeanette - who knows. She's probably going to do something science-y. Environmental engineering has been mentioned.

I saw some snow flurries on my drive home!

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Just home from surgeon visit with Aunt Barb............. is actually the socket and not the ball like originally thought so surgery will be a little more intense. She is such a stubborn thing so we have some things to "settle" before then.
Just relaxing for a bit trying to shift gears....

Lori....sounds like exciting things going on with your girls.....what does your eldest want to study when at college? always curious what young ladies are studying these days.....such wonderful choices out there today!

Kare...How did Dwayne's concert go? Is he still singing? Any promising job leads for Brian, have been thinking about you guys and sending silent good energy and prayers!

Dianne.....How did the cow moooo-ving go? lol.... it was so dang cold here this morning, don't miss the livestock on days like this!

Brenda.....my heart is tugging pretty hard for you and Jim......what a lifestyle change! Thank GOD those kids have the 2 of you in life to pull them thru this. I am so glad the police found her quickly, such horrific things happen to children...I just can't bear to think of a little girl out by herself in this world. Sending you good energy, prayers and love.........as I mentioned to Dianne the other day being a grandma is one of the most important jobs in this lifetime....you do it soooo well and I love you so much for the momma and gramma you are!

Cori....Help...send sunshine!!!

Denise.....I pray you find your way back here and let us know how you are doing! I think of you so often!

Lisa.....Wishing you love and happiness in 2016! Hope you are doing well!

Better get moving or might just sit here the rest of the afternoon.
blessings to each of you-
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Happy Monday! I missed y'all and it's nice to be back. I won't complain about the weather because "cold" in Maryland means it was 30 F this morning.

Yes, I'm still teaching. Two weeks ago I would have told you that work was great - we have a new building and everything was great, but last week our lab manager gave 2 week notice and so it's going to be a bumpy ride this semester. Oh well. Never a dull moment.

Daughters and hubby are great...me too. We're dealing with college searches and other fun stuff. Just got back from a school meeting...daughter 2 has to register for her senior year next year.



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Hello and Happy Monday to you all....

I'm SO sorry to have been MIA....most of you saw on Facebook that our grand daughter had runaway on Thursday ......she's only 14 and is truly a sweet girl but has had some really emotional things go on in her life with my step daughter being into drugs and then also my stepdaughter's step Dad molested Madison and no one believed her (we did but our voice wasn't heard) Madison ran away because she says that her Mom has been being abusive etc....so the police department contacted me via Facebook and asked me to call them...we called and they let us know that they had found Madison but at that point they hadn't told ANYONE yet so we had to keep quiet for about an hour until they could go get Madison's brother out of the house too....they were trying to piece together how I fit into the picture lol which is kind of funny since I USED to be Jennifer's Step Mom but ofcourse divorced her dad in 2001 but have stayed close to all of them so long story short the kids were placed with Me & Jim and we're not sure for how long...so needless to say we've had a crazy time getting acclimated to having a 12 & 14 year old in the house and until they go back to court on Feb 4th we're driving them too and from school (fifteen mins away) ...once the court decides on the 4th if they're going with their Dad in WV or staying with us then we'll switch them to the school district we're in and they can walk to and from school if need be which will make life easier on that front. I had to meet her to gather their clothing and stuff today and all she had for them was one small duffle bag each...really pitiful :( Jim and I had already planned a weekend getaway for his birthday last weekend but we weren't able to leave the kids with anyone yet so we turned it into a family weekend and we took Madison & Thomas to Walmart and bought them some socks, underwear, clothes to get them thru the weekend and for school.....they seem very at ease here and happy...Thomas gets a little stubborn once in a while but I win that battle :) SOOOO life's going to be little unpredictable for a bit but we'll figure it all out....I feel bad because we're already booked to go Disney in March and not sure if we can swing taking them too but we'll get it figured out.

Jeanette....I'm SOOO happy to see you checking in with us more....seeing all my girls makes me smile!!!! I feel so bad for Will and all involved what a tragic tragic accident.....I'm glad you're getting away to Vegas...enjoy my friend ....I would LOVE to see you in March!!!

Dianne....I got another fit bit Charge and the Fit bit One so I can wear the charge most days but the ONE when we're going out and I don't want the wristband on :) I know it's hard to let something go that you feel so strongly about....but I think you just have to make peace with what you can and let the rest fall by the wayside!.(((HUGS)))

Kare...How was Dwayne's concert?? So many people are doing the adult coloring books...I see post on FB a lot.

Lori....welcome back...happy to see you !!!!

Denise....Miss you girl!!

Cori...staying warm down there??? Getting pretty frigid here now but still climbing into the 40's here and there so not unbearable.

Lisa...Hope you're doing good:)

Tina...Hope you're doing well.

Hello to anyone checking in...hoping to get back to my "new normal" routine soon ...

Hugs to all,
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good evening................
worked on taxes today, got everything figured and ready to go. Made an appointment for Thursday, easy to get in with our accountant so early, no body is ready yet! It will be great to have it crossed off the list!
Just got a call from SIL, fever was down yesterday but then spiked right back up today. He is getting scared, and telling her things no mother wants to hear. Thanks for holding our family in your prayers

Dianne.....got up to 4 degrees today, windy and cloudy. Supposed to be -25 in morning with wind chill and I have to leave at 7 to take aunt to her surgeon appt. Not sure why she made it so early in the morning for this time of year. Beef stew sounds really yummy...it is one of my favorite comfort foods. I am putting it on the this weeks menu! I made spinach, mushroom and chicken lasagna...something new...it was quite good.

Kare....Enjoy the last concert, bet he is super excited to sing again!
How is your tea business going? I always drink more tea this time of year, love hot tea! It has been a tough couple weeks, seems like stuff just comes in waves for all of us!

Brenda....hope you are doing well! (HUGS). Are you getting the crappy cold stuff too?

Gotta finish a couple things up so ready for morning
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Kare - Stay warm! And enjoy the concert, is this his last one? Sounds like you guys are getting the same temps we are - just try to stay in as much as possible!

Jeanette - are you getting this cold weather too? Have you guys gotten much snow? We had flurries this morning and by noon had a mini blizzard...by mid afternoon it had stopped snowing but the wind is still blowing. Was going to take christmas stuff out to the trailer but decided to wait until tomorrow - hopefully the wind will be down. Sending prayers to your whole family!

Selling the calves tomorrow so it'll be a long morning at the sale barn. Getting things ready to leave Wednesday morning...get more excited as the time draws near. Curt got tickets to a hockey game in Denver Friday night and then Saturday we'll go to the rodeo at the Stockmans Show in Denver also.

Brenda - thinking of your family - hope things are going ok!

Put beef stew in the oven earlier today - just took buns out of the oven and waiting for Alex to come home to eat. They drove from straight threw coming home from Texas - not sure what time he got home last night but it was after midnight so I'm sure he'll be tired tonight!

Need to get a few thousand steps in tonight to beat my cousin! These challenges sure keep me moving! Keep my shoes by the basement stairs so I can slip them on and get on the elliptical whenever I can.

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Jeanette, sending healing prayers your way! YOu have had a very stressful couple of weeks.

Very cold today - extreme wind chill in place today. Indoor recess today and even indoor bus loading, so the kids stay inside until the bus pulls up and they are paged to come out.

Dwayne has his final choir concert this evening, he is pretty excited.

I hope you are all doing well. Take care and stay warm!

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hey girls....could use more prayers this way.
Al's nephew that has colon/rectum cancer had surgery the 23rd,(entire colon removed) released the 31st.
Seemed to be doing well but went back in on Wednesday with a low grade fever, spiked to 104.7 last night, upped his antibiotics but his body is not responding much.
Thanks for keeping our family in your prayers.................some pretty serious stuff going on in life right now.
Blessings to each of you and your family
Jeanette

Dianne...Enjoy those grandbabies!!!!

Brenda....((HUGS))

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Jeanette - yes the Bison have won the past 5 years - first time in history one team has won that many consecutive years. Pretty exciting ...

Jacie came home with Don after chores this morning..then about 10 minutes after they got home he gets a picture text from Lenae showing Brinley face down on the couch crying "mamas house"....so we went and got her too....she's to the age now where she knows Jacie is coming over here. They help me get more steps in with my fitbit - we race around the house and see how many times they can pass me. Now they are both down for a nap.

Kare - chili sounds good! Think I will do the same thing, I just got a heated throw right before christmas - sure like it. Hope it warms up there too!

Kids are up so better run...stay warm everyone!

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Good morning...........
going to be an inside day....didn't even go out to church. Wind chill advisory so no need to risk it. Ran out to feed the animals and fire up the wood stove. Have dinner in the crockpot and going to start tax paperwork. Going to hit it hard, hoping to make an appointment for Thursday or Friday....have to do hospital/doctor runs on Tuesday and Wednesday with Aunt Barb.
Al and I are leaving Sunday for Vegas for 5 days, just a quick get away. Barb was supposed to be going with us but now she just insist that we still go.
Goal for the day....10 waters and 5 servings of veggies!
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Seems like winter has hit us all. -35C this morning with the wind and it hasn't changed all day. Blowing a bit earlier, we were supposed to go to my great aunt's 90th birthday about an hour north but decided to stay home. Between the wind and the cold temps it's not a good travelling day and the highway to Neepawa is notorious for accidents.

I went out and walked around Walmart, picked up some colouring pencils for my colouring book I got. Bought ingredients for chili and got that in the slow cooker for supper. Spent the afternoon reading while curled up in my electric throw. Tomorrow will be house cleaning and laundry before back to school on Monday. Monday is Dwayne's final choral concert so looking forward to that. He is quite excited to perform.

Well off to have a warm bath and just relax. Brian is snoring on the couch - another exciting Saturday night at the Ericksons!

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A frigid 3 degrees here, started out at 20 and has been falling all day. Wind blowing...a typical Iowa January day, we have been so blessed to have really good weather up to now.
Took Luke home at 4, wanted to get him there before dark and get in off the roads. Al made dinner in the crockpot so just made salads and had a really easy healthy dinner. Going to spend the evening relaxing and chatting with Al, has been a distracted week so want to end it on a peaceful note.

Dianne...We so wanted to be at that game today....was hoping Villanova would make it to the final playoffs, but early in season lost there senior quarterback so knew early on chances were slim. Those Bison just have a great team year after year! I believe they won last year also! Hope Alex has a great time there and enjoys the sunny Texas weather!

Kids said the visitation last night was so difficult. They and another couple are making soups and snacks and going to the neighbors tomorrow to just hang out and be supportive. Will is doing better today, yesterday was awful.

Eyes getting tired so computer time over, hoping to get Al to play cards tonight.

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Good morning girls - it's a cool -4 this morning...not going to warm up much! Yesterday was a good day with Don's mom, we both think she was better than the last time we saw her - speech was still not good but if you listened closely you could understand what she was saying - most of the time - it's like she was stuttering in-between words. His sister was there but the other siblings didn't come. But we had a good visit.

Jeanette and Kare - you are so right - being a mother is the most important job - thanks for reminding me that this "career" is fthe most important! All I've ever wanted to be my whole life was a wife and mother....loved working in the office environment but so much more content at home taking care of my family. And I have tried so hard to be the mother mine wasn't. The hardest part for me is when people come up and tell me what a wonderful caring supportive person my mom was....how do you respond when your mine is saying "really? not to me she wasn't".....

Anybody watching the NDSU Bison play today????? starts at 11am in Frisco Texas...Alex and 7 buddies drove down Thursday - I think most of eastern ND is there! Will be fun to watch anyway.

Have a warm weekend girls!

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Happy Friday everyone! Very cold today - 38C by this evening and not supposed to let up for a few days, I didn't find it too bad for the 15 minutes I was out supervising at recess but I was glad to come in.

Dianne, I agree with Jeanette, being a mom is the most important and rewarding job we ladies can have. It's sad that so many of us have issues with our parents.

Jeanette, I feel so bad for the family involved in this tragedy - something that will be hard to get over. I'm glad your son has you for support.

Lori, so nice to see you back on - visit more often.

Brenda, I was happy to see that your granddaughter came home. I hope everything is going ok

Dwayne has been referred to the surgeon to have his VNS implant battery replaced. Not sure of the time line but probably a few months. Other than that he is doing well.

Had a hot shower and am now curled up in my chair. Going to be a quiet night here.

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Dianne...You have the most important career in life........mother and grandma! We can not value ourselves by what we do for a living....one has to be able to live with the reflection looking back at us in the mirror......you are a wonderful person whom I have had the great pleasure of meeting. You have a heart as pure as gold, you are a kind, caring, thoughtful, beautiful and sincere woman. What more could or should a mother ask for! If your mom wasn't happy with who you are then that is her baggage not yours!
Al's dad is just like that, so 2-faced, shallow, narcisstic...just has an ugly soul. I always tell Al he despises the fact that Al is happy!
Having said that I know it still hurts when our parents aren't proud of us or speak ugly words at us!
I think the relationship with my mother is why I try so hard to be so supportive and loving to my children, I try so hard to be the opposite of the woman she is.
I'm glad you and your cousin have been able to move past those 2 sisters and get on with living your lives.

Luke is sleeping so just lining up things for dinner.... made homemade noodles and chicken and have some yeast rolls in the oven. House smells amazing! So foggy and drizzly here so needed some comfort food tonight.

Have a good evening
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Jeanette - you are right on the letter - I filed it away (not quite ready to burn it yet)...taking with my cousin (whose mother the note was written to but she doesn't know about it yet) her mom has done/said horrible things to her also - guess those two sisters were alike! This past Thanksgiving her mom called her to tell her that the whole family was getting together but she wasn't invited...now why would a mother do that. Alisa was just crushed - there is so much drama in that family - Alisa and her husband have really distanced themselves from them. Come to find out she has been treated like that the past 20 years...we found out we have both been through the same thing with our mothers...one the good side it has brought us closer as cousins! I really think our mothers are envious or even jealous of how good our lives are...Alisa put herself through college and worked her way up to a PA and head of nursing in the state of Arkansas...her husband Scott is a successful lawyer for Bad Boy Mowers....I may not have a big career but have worked hard to have a good life - why can't our mothers be proud of that instead of putting us down. Time to bury that subject and move on! Life is good! I know you'll enjoy your time with Luke - those little ones sure bring joy to our lives...temps are falling here to below zero so won't be going out this weekend!

Today is Don's mothers birthday - he has not seen her since this past summer - she doesn't remember anyone and is really hard to understand but his sister is having cake this afternoon and I said we're going....period. We know who she is even if she doesn't remember us. It will be hard on him but hopefully afterwards he'll be glad he went.

hello Lori! Glad to "see" you here! Have a great Friday!

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Happy weekend.....
Luke coming tomorrow and staying till late Saturday (or Sunday) depending on weather.
Bought him snow pants today, he loves to play outdoors and always heads for the biggest pile of snow. We play outdoors then come in and sit by the fireplace and share hot cocoa. so looking forward to the time we get together!
Went to their house Tuesday to play, mommy had follow up checkup. He is starting to recognize and "read" some words so he wanted to sit on the floor in his room and read to gramma. so cute cause when there are words he doesn't know he just makes up the story.

I am back to my pre vacation weight, so going to start working on losing the next 5. Doing great with water, stocked up on lots of veggies and salad stuff .

Hope everyone has a really great weekend doing whatever it is you enjoy!

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Lori...So good to see you here, I miss your positive/informed mindset.
How are your girls? Are you still teaching?

Dianne....Will is a little sore, combination of the cold water and stress. After getting Mike in to the edge, he carried him on his back up to the house. Then yesterday the investigator called him and that kind of set him off. Just dumb questions and Will is a very private young man, and he and Mike are very good friends. Mike is 51, but he and Will have known each other for 7 or 8 years. The boy that drowned had dated Mike's daughter for almost 2 years, so Will, Beck and Luke knew him very well. His visitation and funeral will be this weekend so that will be a tough one. I am keeping Luke so they can just have some adult time.
Al's aunt came home last evening, couldn't get the surgery scheduled till the 18th so they just sent her home with pain pills. so I am keeping her comfortable, running there a couple times a day.
That's a tough call on the letter, tempting to make copies and send it to each of those relatives, but then they would still find an excuse or have a comment so think you are better to take the high road and not do that! Not usually the easier road but you are better because of it and won't have to deal with their judgement AGAIN

Kare...hope your day in Winnipeg went great! Cold crappy stuff is moving in here, snowing out now and supposed to be frigid the weekend. BRRRRR

Brenda....(HUGS) I miss you! thinking maybe we might head that way at the end of March, so hoping we can meet up somewhere!

Have an upset stomach and just feeling the stress of the week so in bed cuddled up already, going to read for awhile and just relax.

Blessings
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Hello everyone. I haven't been on SP for about 2 years but I have a new resolution (need to lose a lot of weight...again...sigh) and if I'm logging in I hope you know that I must check in on y'all. I have logged in once or twice in the past few years and was happy to see so many of you here.

Jeanette, how terrible. My condolences.

I hope everyone had a merry and a happy, and I wish you all the best for 2016.

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Oh Jeanette how horrible - How is Will doing...praise God he was able to save one life, doesn't make it any easier. I worry about that as I look out at the lake watching ice fisherman walk across the lake - what would I do if one fell through! Or watch these kids with the jet skies and jet boats out on the water messing around. Seen a few too many close calls. You are so right - life is short...after this past year my outlook on life is so different. I hope Al's aunt is doing better - or at least comfortable.

While going through mom's stuff I find a letter that she had written to her sister...it was awful. Apparently there was a misunderstanding a few years ago and mom and her sister had a fight. Well her sister (joanne) wrote a letter apologizing but mom's response was to make fun of her and put her down - now I'm pretty sure since I have the letter it was never sent but it sure would prove to a lot of people that my mom was not a nice person. I really wants to show relates that don't believe what I say my mom said to me this letter. Maybe then they would believe me - my aunt still says I'm the villain. But somehow I need to let this go...

Fog and mist today so it's kinda icy out...the high for Sunday they are says will be about -4! Here comes the cold! Hope it doesn't stay too long, selling calves next Tuesday and then heading to CO Wednesday or Thursday.

Doing good with my fitbit! When I'm short on steps I job around the house! One plus on having a bigger house! So off I go - have a great afternoon!

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Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all....

The party went good...only 25 or so showed up...much smaller the usual...but still fun....thinking next year we will do Halloween party but just do a smaller NYE get together at our apartment :)

Today was my first day back to work since last Thursday...nice slow day...I'm off tomorrow and then have a long day Thursday.

I'm going to be doing a weight loss system called Omnitrition a few friends of mine have done and are doing it with great success....I just want a jump start before Disney so going to give it a try....I'll keep ya posted :)

Dianne....sounds like your kids are all handling adult life very well....must make you very proud. Hope Alex made it home safely :)

Kare...that's such a bummer that person gets away with treating people that way...I hope a better position opens for you. Hope all of the things coming up for Dwayne go well. How's your weight loss going I know you felt like you were at a stand still for a while .

Jeanette...what a horrible tragedy....my heart breaks for ALL involved including Will ....Your thoughts for making positive changes I support 100% I truly have lived my life like that since my brother was killed in our house fire when I was 14 1/2 EVERYDAY has something WONDERFUL in it...sometimes we have to look hard to find it but it's ALWAYS there....I hope this proves to be a wonderful year for you and includes a trip East...lol

Cori...I'm glad you're doing well....isn't technology great being able to skype had to be wonderful...do any of them have plans to come visit you guys anytime soon?? I hope your new year is off to a great start!!

Hello to Lisa, Tina, Denise & anyone else popping in.

Hugs to all,
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Jeanette, such a tragedy! You are so right, we need to let people know everyday how much they mean to us because in a blink of an eye, life can change.

Back to work this week and it's more of the same- the same EA bossing everyone around. I've decided I need to look for a different job if the principal doesn't retire this year. He won't deal with any of the issues and I'm tired of being treated like I have less value than this woman. IF I could leave these feelings at work it would be fine but I come home and am grumpy with Brian and Dwayne and that;s not fair to them.

Tomorrow, we have to take Dwayne to the neurologist for a check up and to talk about changing the battery in his implant. It was felt the battery should last about 10 years and we are at 12 1/2 so we feel it is time to change it before we run into problems. We plan on going to HMV so Dwayne can spend his gift cards and having lunch at Olive Garden before heading home.

Next week, we have our first transition meeting for Dwayne for after graduation. The people from the day program, and those currently involved with his day will all sit down and work out a plan for starting visits to the program and working into full time attendance after graduation.
It's exciting and terrifying at the same time - lots of new beginnings for Dwayne.

Spending the evening relaxing and heading to bed early. Not sleeping the greatest so I'm hoping tonight will be better.

Take care everyone!

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Lying In bed, relaxing a bit, hoping to get some sleep tonight. Has been an emotional charged 2 days. Got a phone call late Sunday afternoon, AL's aunt was having excruciating pain in her hip so we took her to ER.....such a process....7 hours later we come home after they finally admitted her. Today found out the "ball" part of her hip replacement has shifted and so now she needs a "new hip" trying to get that scheduled NOW since she is already in the hospital.

While we are in the ER room I got a call from Beck.....Will was home with Luke when he heard screaming and some one pounding on his house and door. It was the neighbor girl, screaming and crying so hard he couldn't understand her. Long story short.... her dad(family friend) and sisters boyfriend were in a canoe on the lake and it capsized, no life jackets. Will slid thru his backyard to the shore line, jumped in and pulled the neighbor man in. Mike is in the hospital recovering from severe hypothermia. The boy was no where in sight, rescuers found his body today. Such a tragedy!
They are just the nicest family, very family oriented, trying to raise the girls with good values and morals. We are so sad for Mike that he has to endure this unbelievable sadness, he is always so kind and caring of everyone in his presence and his heart is just breaking. Even more difficult is the fact that it happened just off the shore in front of their house. Every time that family walks by the window and looks at the lake there will be that reminder.

I keep seeing a pattern in life......
Life is short, every single second we get with those we love and care about is a great gift from God. There is no amount of money or material things that protect us from small bumps and large lumps in life...find some goodness and happiness in every day...and gratitude in every moment.

on that note....here are my goals for the year

-Laugh more, cry less!
-list 3 things each day that I am grateful for
-live in the moment
-spend 30 minutes a day reading something valuable
-Love greater
-do 1 thing everyday that improves my health
-throw or donate 5 things a week

Sleep well friends
blessings

********I started a new thread for gratitude entries if anyone would like to join me.
or if easier just make a note at the bottom of your post on this thread!

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Happy New Year! We had a nice quiet one here - went for supper first than Adrian called and was on her way home so we picked up a steak and some lettuce for her and I grilled her a steak with ceased salad for her New Years supper. She had been up in Grand Forks getting the paperwork done for the apartment. Yesterday we got her moved in, nice place...small but then I told her it's just you! Newer apartment building...walking distance from Texas Roadhouse, Scheels and Menards ....perfect area! Alex is one his way home from Montana - went snowmobiling with some friends...he's always wanted to do this but we don't have a new snowmobile so he borrowed one from a friend..he called the first night and I asked if it was a good day and he said no (my heart dropped a little) but then he said it was ok but he got stuck a lot and finally someone else had to bring the snowmobile out because "I had no idea what I was doing so walked out"...felt so bad for him. But the next day was much better for him - he was with a really good group of people that helped him out....I just hope he doesn't want to go back! I'm so scared of avalanches happening - lost one friend 5 years ago to an avalanche....had his 2 sons with him. He should be home sometime tonight and I'm sure he will be tired!

Hannah was home today for the afternoon - she bought a 2012 Nissan Rogue this past week. Very nice vehicle and so proud that she did the whole thing herself. Even got a good deal on it.

I got a new fitbit for christmas and am loving it! My cousin also got one so we are challenging each other on hitting our goals...so far I'm doing ok! This afternoon I was jogging around the house just to get steps in! And I can sync it with my spark people app on my phone - just can't get it to sync with mapmywalk yet.....

So the next week we will be busy working/sorting calves and getting them ready for the sale barn...hopefully heading to Colorado sometimes after the 12th....maybe hit the National Stockmans Show in Denver.

Doing steak stir fry tonight - trying to clean out the freezer....have brown rice in the rice cooker, carrots, cabbage and some water chestnuts.....and whatever else I find!

Have a wonderful night ladies! Dianne

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Good evening ladies......
Been a great start to the New Year, we picked Luke up early yesterday morning and he just left a couple hours ago. Poppa hooked a toboggan to the 4 wheeler and took Luke and I for rides thru the snow. We used to do this when our kids were small and it brought smiles to our faces when we saw how much he enjoyed it. It was a great 2 days. House is sooooo quiet when everyone leaves.

Cori...so good to see you here! Glad life is good in Florida! I think of you guys so often and wonder how you are doing, still admiring your courage to start a new life! I bet Amelia is really growing...how old is she now?

Kare.....Wishing you a peaceful beginning to the new year,

Brenda.....Hope you had a great turn out at your party, was the weather good there?

Dianne.....How is everything going up your way?

My computer is acting up so going to hit " post" before I lose this.....

Any goals or resolutions out there?


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Hi girls. Just wanted to say hi and Happy New Year! We had a wonderful Christmas with friends here and Skyped with Amelia Christmas morning.

I know I haven't been here very much in the past few months and I am sorry. Life got a little overwhelming with all the events I had to do at work and then the holidays on top of it. Plus, some fun and good times in between. I am going to try to get back to connecting with you all better and more often. I do think of you all alot and miss interacting with my girls.

Jeanette, I am so sorry on the loss of your grandbaby. My heart aches for you. Glad you could get some time away with family to help renew. How did you like Zumba?

Brenda, how did the party go? Always looks like a good time!

Dianne, I love your pics on Facebook. You always seem to make me smile. Your life is an adventure!

Kare, How is the weather doing up there so far?

Well, I better go. We are winding down from a long day here. Take care ladies and I'll be in touch soon! Happy New Year!

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Hey girls...
Just wanted to pop in and wish each of you a happy and safe New Years Eve!

My idea of a great night is avoiding the masses of people who want to be out, so we always stay in on this night.....kind of an overrated holiday for us. We like to be home by the fireplace, having a good conversation. We reflect on the year that has passed and dream of the year ahead. Making squash soup, salads, steaks, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and crepes for dessert.

Kare....thanks for the kind words, I just can't imagine wanting children and that not happening. Al and I were so blessed, and guess I kept those thoughts of fertility/miscarriage issues tucked away never letting it be a thought that it would be part of our family. Children are our most precious gifts in life!

Have a great evening....
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Christmas with little ones is so fun isn't it? Glad you got to enjoy that Brenda,,

Jeanette, so glad you are feeling better. I feel badly for your loss, I hope your children will find a way to deal with this disappointment. I know how hard emotionally it was for Brian and I when we kept trying and nothing would happen. It's a real roller coaster ride...

Still no luck finding the grab n gab elf for Dwayne. Guess I should have bought a few of them when he got the first one. Who knew he would love it so much...

No plans here for for New Year's. Going to pick up some appetizers for supper tomorrow night but I am sure we will all be in bed before the new year arrives.

Hope you are all doing well! Heading to bed.

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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all.....

We had a wonderful Christmas ...seeing the magic in Aiyden's eyes was priceless!!! Saturday we went and heard our friends play music at a winery...very nice time..our friends from Indiana met us there. Sunday we did a whole lot of nothing!! Monday I watched the kids while Andrea worked...Tuesday I was busy at the salon. Today I watched the kids while Andrea was working...I left Adalyn with my Mom for just a little while so that Aiyden and I could run to the party supply store to get the things I needed for the party tomorrow night...not sure how big it will be...could be 20 could be 50 we never really know...lol always fun no matter who shows up :)

Jeanette...I am SO glad you had such a wonderful recharging time on your trip.....I thought some good quality time with Jenn was going to be very helpful in you feeling better!! What are you doing to ring in the new year?

Dianne...sounds like Christmas was nice....it gets SO hectic with combing families and their time schedules....we've given up on Jim's kids ...we just do theirs on a different day...easier then fighting with them.

Kare...Hope you're doing great...did you find the toy you were looking for for Dwayne...I searched around to see if I could find one but no luck.

Cori...hope your first Florida Christmas was awesome!!

Denise...Hope you're doing great!!

Lisa...Hello to you ...

Tina...still hoping you'll find your way back to us :)

I hope everyone has a fabulous New Years Eve whatever you're doing......I wish you everything wonderful for 2016!

Love you all,
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Good evening girls.....
Got back late last night, we had a phenomenal vacation. The resort was amazing...service was impeccable, food over the top delicious and the beach was perfect. The 4 of us went snorkeling, 2nd largest coral reef in the world was near by, it was an experience like no other. Kind of a pinch me moment, I had a little bit of a "panic attack" but figured it out. and so glad I did. The coral, fish and underwater life was like a magazine picture. You just don't believe there are REALLY places like that. the fish are literally 4 inches from you and every color in the rainbow. Little fish, big fish, jelly fish....it still feels a bit surreal. Al surprised us with a private wine cellar dinner for Christmas Eve, the menu was unbelievable.... glazed duck salad, truffle soup, lobster and filet mignon, with these delicious little veggies, and an amazing dessert similar to a chocolate mouse, but rolled into a log and covered in a different chocolate. Each a bit different...mine was amaretto flavored, Jenn's was orange liquer, Jake's was coffee flavored .... and Al ate his so quickly we didn't get to try it! LOL
We ate like king and queens, but made it a point to try something new things...had escargot (snails), octopus, salmon ceviche, sashimi (raw tuna) and more normal things like amazing guacamole, mahi mahi, shrimp, lots of really outstanding Argentina beef,,,and beautiful unusual desserts. Needless to say, the scales are up a couple pounds but only 3 this morning so feeling quite good about that. Did Zumba for the first time, water bike riding, and tried to stay somewhat active everyday.
Al and I spent a lot of time sitting/walking on the beach talking about life's ups and downs. He was feeling the pressure of the year, too. We both feel so overwhelmed by the loss of Will and Beck's baby, very hard for us to not be able to "fix" it for them. Nothing fixes that raw emotion or circumstance. So we pray there will be another baby someday, but have come to terms that Luke might be it for us.....and reflected much on what a truly precious gift he is!
Feeling connected to the world again, so genuinely blessed, and ready to move forward as a family in the new year.
ODS came home for a couple days just before we left, met his new significant other and her lovely 7 year old daughter. It helped me quit feeling sorry for myself, here I was spending a wonderful afternoon playing outdoors with another grandmothers child. Life isn't fair sometimes...but I am working really hard on living in the moment, appreciative of every journey I travel.

Hope each of you had a most blessed Christmas, and although it may not of been the Christmas that dreams are made of, I hope you relished the time spent with loved ones!

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Hi girls and Merry Christmas! Been a few busy weeks here - Adrian is moved home and the house is full of her stuff - thank goodness it's only for a week! I've been trying to help her organize clothe so she can find stuff but that girl has soooo much! We will move her into her apartment in Grand Forks next Saturday. Good to have her home for a week though - I will miss her but at least it's only 2 hours versus 7 when she was in Iowa.

Christmas was nice - not all the kids were here so that was a bummer - would have been ok but they were going through their own stress as they wanted to be here....Hannah and Matt were here part of the day but his family (he was told his step sister was throwing a fit because he wasn't there) insisted they be there by 7 then kept texting him all afternoon asking why they weren't on their way. Matt does not have much to do with his dad and Hannah has kinda forced him to have some kind of relationship but now is regretting it as his dad is very manipulative ... so she was not happy in leaving when they did. We did some sledding with the kids and then made a ball out of packing wrap and candy and played the "bubble wrap game" ..it was fun! Next time will be better as we learned more on how to wrap it so it's harder for the adults.

Kare - saw pictures of the concert...did Dwayne enjoy it? How has your weather been - cool here and about 6 inches of snow the past 2 weeks - could be worse!

Brenda - how are things going with your family? Busy planning New Years Eve? If I remember you guys have quite the party - looks like so much fun! We'll have Max and Kora for the night and New Years Day -

Have a wonderful week everyone and I'm working hard on checking in more!

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Merry Christmas everyone! A beautiful day here but very cold.

I hope you all enjoyed your day with family and friends and that Santa was good to you!
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Merry Christmas my beautiful friends...I hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by the ones you love. You girls mean the world to me and I am blessed to have you in my life!!!

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Just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas! I'm sorry I've been gone so long but between work and the holidays life has been crazy. I'll be back soon to catch up with you all. Merry Christmas! Hope your day is filled with memory-making moments with family & friends! emoticon

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Happy to say that baking, shopping and wrapping are finished. Just have to clean the bathroom and vacuum tomorrow and we are ready for the big day! Love having almost a week off before Christmas, makes it way less rushed. I just have a care package for my one student to drop off. They usually go to his mom's sisters but uncle is suffering from PTSD and isn't doing well so they are home. I made up a goody bag for Tanner and got his mom a bottle of wine along with a plate of baking as she doesn't bake. We talked about inviting them for supper but thought it might be too busy for Tanner with all the family here.

Cold and blowing tonight so just stayed in a watched Christmas shows. Dwayne has a full day of shows to watch tomorrow and he asked if we could go to church so I'm hoping he will still want to do that tomorrow. Love to go on Christmas Eve but usually he won't go..

Well, heading for a shower and into bed. Been getting up at 6 every morning so I'm tired.

Take care everyone!
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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all...

My day went great yesterday....came home and did the at home clients and was finished by about 8:45...long day....

Tonight we celebrated Christmas with Jim's kids...it was nice....chaotic but nice ...

I'm working tomorrow morning 9-11:30 and then will run to Walmart..I love all the hustle bustle of watching all the crazy people run around scrambling to finish up their shopping....I have 3 gifts to wrap and then I'm done :)

Kare...I'm glad the med adjustment is helping....I hope the snow lets up for you...it was 60 degrees here today....crazy hearing motorcycles out and about this time of year!!

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

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Morning! It's early here but couldn't sleep, so laying in bed reading my mail. Listening to the radio say we are under our second snowfall warning in less than a week! At least it's supposed to clear up by Christmas Eve.

Dwayne's med increase has gone well. Hens sleeping better and we are seeing his personality emerge once more. I took him for some blood work yesterday and hendidnvery well. We have a meeting this afternoon to talk about his behavioural plan for when he goes for weekend respite. hoping he can go for a visit through the holidays...

Plan on doing some baking and wrapping today, then cleaning the house tomorrow. Meaghan and Patrick are coming formlunchnChristmas day and then going to his mom's for supper. First year that we've had to share here. my parents are also coming - first time since all the drama earlier this year. Brian agreed that they could come, so I'm hoping this is a step in the right direction.

Brenda, hope your busy day goes quickly!

I hear Dwayne up, so better get moving! Have a great day!

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Good morning and Happy Tuesday to you all....can't believe a week got away from me from checking in...

I have been SOOOOO busy at the salon....I work today from 9:30-7 then I'm doing a color when I get home tonight and probably a haircut on my friend Aaron....but I'm OFF tomorrow and I have the whole day to finish up last minute things...then Jim's kids are coming up tomorrow evening to celebrate Christmas as we do not fit into their "Christmas" schedule anymore...I feel bad for Jim because I know it bothers him that he always just gets the leftovers of their time...I don't think they realize and or care that it hurts him...aggravates me but Andrea and Austin will be spending the night Christmas Eve and we treasure the time they make for us :)

Kare...I'm so glad you have a lot of time off from work so you can regroup and refresh!!! That is awesome that Dwayne is enjoying singing...how are things going with his med adjustments??

Dianne...I saw all the snow you got...you can keep it...we'll be in the 60's here tomorrow...record setting temps...I wish ALL of our winters we're like this!!! Are you all ready for Christmas??

Jeanette...YEAH for you taking a trip AND meeting Jake & Jenn I think that's just what the doctor ordered for you!!!! Well and checking in here more with your Spark Sisters!!!

Cori...I hope you had a wonderful beachy birthday!!

Lisa...Sooooooo do tell the girls....who's Todd....So happy to see you happy!!!

Denise...Miss you girl...hope you're doing well.

Tina...Don't know if you ever pop in to read comments but want you to know we miss you checking in with us....hope you and your family are doing well.

Well everyone have a fantastic day....I've been staying the same on the scale....just trying to maintain through the holidays and stay focused ....bought the new CIZE workout...looking forward to trying it out as soon as we get passed Christmas!!

Hugs to all,
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Brenda - We had a few very warm days and no time to ride...there were so many bikes out! I hope things are ok with Andrea and the kids - some people are never happy unless they are trying to destroy other peoples lives. Hope the kids enjoyed Santa!

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Kare - let's hope the weather turns nice and warm for both of us! Glad Dwayne enjoyed the choir and sounds like you'll both have a wonderful time in Winnipeg. Enjoy your break and have a good weekend!

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Jeanette - I hope you guys have a wonderful time! Soak up the sun...my heart aches for you family...hugs and prayers to you all...

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Kare.....I hear ya on the sobbing mess, me too, the stress of life is overwhelming right now!
Enjoy your day in the city tomorrow, hope you able to relax and unwind a bit.
I bet Dwayne is super excited for the concert you will be attending! Have fun!
Have a blessed Christmas Kare! love ya

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Merry Christmas Jeanette - enjoy your trip and the break from everyday things. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

Dianne, that weather system hit us too! Over 20 cm of snow yesterday - it's still blowing a bit but for the most part the system has past. Now we are faced with -25C temps the next few days.

We are heading into the city tomorrow so today was my last day until January 4th. I have been a sobby mess all day so probably a good thing. Just too much stress and not enough sleep - heading to bed early tonight.

Dwayne has truly enjoyed being in the choir this year. They are performing in the lits tomorrow morning and off carolling in the afternoon. Saturday he and I are heading back to the city to see a concert by Fred Penner who is from Winnipeg and has been entertaining children for close to 30 years. It's been his dream to go to a concert and meet Fred and it's sounds like that may very well happen. Early Christmas present!

I hope you all have a great Friday!

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good evening ladies.....

Dianne...good to see you here.......Happy birthday to Adrian and Hannah! How old are they now? I'm thinking 22! Hope you have much fun baking and getting your shopping done.

Kare...Enjoy your Christmas break...sounds like Dwayne had a great time singing in his concerts and the caroling.

Brenda.......How are holiday plans going for you?

We are flying out in the morning, we booked a last minute trip to Cancun, going to meet Jenn and Jake there. We will be unplugging from technology and reality for awhile so
just wanted to pop in and wish each of you a Merry Christmas. hope it is filled with everything that makes each of you happy.
love you all
Merry Christmas!

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Sparkpeople is so frustrating...I can only log in on my laptop - since i can't remember my password I can't log in on my phone and I can't find a button that says "help with password"!

So I'm late checking in .... snowing here - winter storm warning - got about 6 inches of snow and some wind, not too bad yet. And they are saying 30's for next week so it may melt away before Christmas...that is a bummer! I love the white for Christmas.

Hoping to head out tomorrow and get shopping done, I think we just have the grandkids left and they should be easy...pj's and a few books or puzzles.

Nothing new around here, just day to day stuff - Adrian finishes her training on Friday and then moves home for 2 weeks and then to Grand Forks ND....about 2 hours from here so closer but still a drive. The girls birthday is also Friday - I sent an email to Adrians supervisor and they are going to plan something for her that day - it's also their christmas party so it should be interesting!

So...spaced off hitting post and my post is still here - lol, too many things going on! Another blustery day today...Jacie and Brinley will be here tonight..got some baking planned as they both love that! Tomorrow we will finish our shopping, Saturday Hannah is coming home and we'll have another baking day, Adrian will be home Sunday...time will go fast these next few weeks!

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

Had a fun day shopping with Andrea and the kids yesterday....finished a lot of shopping....I need to run to WM today and get some items for a military family that I adopted for Christmas...they live in TX so want to get in the mail ASAP :)

Kare...hope Dwayne had a great time singing...a day off to go shopping sounds like just what you need....enjoy!!!! We're SO enjoying the mild weather....it's going to be really cold this upcoming weekend with some little snow I think but still nothing major...such a bonus!!!

Hello to anyone else checking in....I hope you're all doing great!!

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Brenda, enjoy the nice weather. Winter has arrived here with a vengeance and more snow coming tomorrow and Wednesday. Sure looks pretty though with all the hoar frost on the trees.

It's sad when adults feel the need to act like children, I'm glad Andrea has you for support.

Last week of school until January and I am looking forward to it. Hoping to take a day off this week and run into the city to do some shopping while Dwayne is in school. I just dropped Dwayne off at the nursing home to sing carols. His worker met us there. There are 2 homes and the hospital on the same road, so they will hit all three. He's very excited and eager to sing songs. I'm enjoying the peace and quiet for a little while.

I hope you are all doing well. Going to put some supper in the oven and then watch the news..

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Hello and Happy Monday to you all...

We had a nice weekend....went to a Christmas dinner at the Eagles Club we belong to it was really nice..tons of food ....but by 8 o'clock I felt like it was midnight....we headed home...Jim went straight to bed and I stayed up watching Christmas movies :) Sunday I wrapped all the Christmas stuff that I had bought...then we took a quick motorcycle ride (sure don't get to do that too often in December in OHIO :) We had to be home by 3:30 because Andrea's ex was coming to get the rest of his stuff out of her apartment...we had the police come just to be sure he'd behave since when she picked up the kids from him last week he was screaming at her and calling her horrible names in front of them...Aiyden told me " Daddy was being mean to Mommy...he needs spanked with a spoon." He's threatening to get a hold of Adalyn's "dad" to let him know he has a daughter ...well he skipped out on Andrea when he KNEW she was pregnant....so I'm doubting he'll care but it is what it is and we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Andrea, the kids and I are off to see Santa today Aiyden finally agreed he'd sit on the bench by Santa but not on his lap...lol I'll finish up shopping today as much as I can...will always find a few more things along the way to keep buying right up to Christmas.

I hope you all have a great day,,.

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Hello and Happy Friiiiday to you all...

I had a REALLY long day yesterday ....10 color services in 10.5 hours.....got home around 9PM..Today I worked 11-6 so not quite as bad .

Kare....I hope you can get somewhere with your supervisor you shouldn't have to feel the way you feel at work...(((HUGS))

Jeanette...(((HUGS)) to all of you....I am SO sorry for their/your loss.....you are in our thoughts and prayers...Love you!!

Hello to everyone else checking in....I've had some good on track days...hoping to keep stringing them together!!

Hugs to all,
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Jeanette, my heart is breaking for you and your family. It doesn't make sense to me either. So sorry to hear, hugs my friend. emoticon

Had a bad night. I used a recumbent bike yesterday and must have overstretched my leg muscles and my left leg had cramps all night. I have to go to work as the EA I share my kids with is away and I don't feel at all prepared to deal with kids today. I was also upset because said EA(the one I've mentioned before) told everyone I would do her morning duties in the classroom, so when I said no the teachers got all pissy. I have taken a few extra classes to help out but I still have my speech kids to see. I am so tired of her telling me what to do and I end up looking like a fool. I will be writing a letter this weekend and think I need to talk to my supervisor. I can't keep feeling like this...

Anyway, have a good day everyone. Snowed last night and up to 10cm today.

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hey girls....
just sitting here staring off in space trying to make some sense of life......
Our family is hurting, Will and Beck have suffered another miscarriage
No heartbeat today.....I just can't make any sense of this, shakes my faith.
I am so deeply saddened,
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers

Blessings.....



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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all..

We had a great time in NC...the Biltmore is amazing...we had a really nice time visiting with our
friends....I did pretty good on my eating and we got a lot of walking in...did so so on water....we had some drama at home while we were gone...Andrea's Jim wigged out and "tried" to OD but it was all for show just to get to Andrea...after he left the apartment he spit all the pills out...he moved out Sunday and we had him taken off the lease...so hopefully they can get along for the kids...he did say he still wants to be Adalyn's Dad so we'll see how it all goes....

I'm pretty well set for Christmas...have some stuff to still buy but am in good shape for the most part!!

I ordered a new workout through Beachbody called Cize...anxious to get it...it's all dancing...hoping it'll be a "fun" workout that won't feel like work....lol

Kare...I LOVED when I worked for the school and parents brought us in homemade gifts...I'm sure the staff will LOVE what you've made!! I hope they find a good balance for Dwayne's meds...how frustrating for you .

Dianne...The paintings were really cute....so many people doing those classes now..fun seeing the finished projects.

Jeanette...How was your weekend??? How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Will all the kids make it home at some point?

Cori...hope your'e doing well...miss you.

Denise...thinking of you girl!!

Lisa...Missing you too.

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

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Evening! I hope you ladies all had a nice weekend! Weather here is absolutely beautiful. Snow is pretty much gone and we are sitting at plus 8C today - temps this time of year are -15C, so can't complain at all.

It's been a rough week with not feeling well and dealing with Dwayne. Saw our family Dr on Friday and he agreed to upping one of his medications. So far so good in the sleeping department but the being stuck on stuff hasn't changed yet. Yesterday, Brian and I just got out for a break, when we got a call to come home. Claire caught her finger in the door and needed 4 stitches. Dwayne ended up having a huge meltdown because they were going to work on his book. She fine and he's a little more understanding today only now he's worried about whether she will be here tomorrow. I'm sure hoping so or it could be a rough night

Still no job for Brian. He has an interview on Friday but he has no drivers licence so that could be a problem. He can apply for a work licence so we will see.

I made 14 mini loaves of banana bread for Dwayne's teachers and EA's. Can't afford to buy gifts so this was my only idea. I also include a personal note for each staff telling them how much we appreciate them. I am freezing them until next weekend, when I will put them in Christmas bags and label them. Trying to make the best of no money.

Heading to bed soon, another busy week ahead. Christmas concerts and drama performances this week. 10 more days until Christmas break!

Have a great week!

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Hey girls! Hello! got my hotspot on for a few minutes...still no internet so use data sparingly! things are good here, weather is amazing! 40's for the next week, Thanksgiving was good, about 18 here but 10 of us have already had a bout with the flu as the twins had it the day before they came...guess maybe they should have kept them home but hated to miss a family day! We're surviving so it'll be ok....Adrian moves home the 18th...got an apartment in Grand Forks - about 100 miles north west of us....too far but closer than Des Moines! going to try and get some Christmas stuff up today - quick trip to Minneapolis tomorrow to get Adrian's car - she bought her grandparents CRV so left her car there - Monday her work car gets delivered here, Tuesday Hannah and I are signed up for Wine and Art painting (snowman!)..looking forward to that. Cows are all home....other than that we still plugging along!

Hope everyone has been having a good month and staying healthy! Love ya all!

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Evening! Just got home from Dwayne's concert and he is singing himself to sleep. He did a great job and really enjoyed himself. Now he has a concert Friday morning at 8am at the Jingle Bell Breakfast, a fundraiser for local charities.

Feeling a little better, not so plugged up and the post nasal drip has slowed down. Really tired though, I didn't sleep well last night but I lost 3 lbs by morning so you know what I was doing!

Brian has had a couple of leads on jobs so hoping he gets a bite! I am supposed to be helping him with a cover letter but I am so tired, it might have to wait until tomorrow. He has no concept of using paragraphs ,everything is run on sentences or incomplete. It's quite difficult to read and certainly doesn't look good for someone applying for a manager's position.

Brenda - Dwayne wants trains too - he loves Thomas!

Going to find a snack, avoided all the goodies at the concert. Actually ate my first Christmas orange in 2 years and it was so good!

Night ladies

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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all....

Had a good day today...Aiyden spent the night and then he went to the salon with me for a little while today since I didn't have to work too long.....he loved it...and all my clients LOVED seeing him :) Tonight I've packed everything for our trip ...we're leaving around 3:30 tomorrow...the weather is looking nice while we're there....not real warm only in the high 50's but sunshine all weekend so I'll take that!!!!

I had a good on track food day and did a small amount of sit ups, push ups, and squats today...was lacking on the water though....

Jeanette...Aiyden wants Trains, Trains, Trains.....lol That Christmas celebration sounds wonderful and something I would LOVE!!

Kare...Hope you get to feeling better soon....I hope the financial stress works out and you'll find a way to make Christmas happen. How'd the concert go?

Hello to anyone else checking in...hope you're doing great

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Good morning...........
Happy December everyone!

Kare.....Wishing you a quick recovery from your sinus infection, have only had that once in my life but still remember how awful!!! emoticon hope life settles soon for you, you have so much on your plate. Praying the adjustments in Dwayne's meds make a difference for him and you..... sleep is so important in our day to day functions. Sending you good energy, peacefulness, and much love!

Brenda......Have a wonderful trip to North Carolina! hope the weather is great for your travels!
What is Aiyden wanting from Santa this year? Luke wants a dirt bike like daddys.....not sure how Santa will handle that one!!! LOL

Luke is coming for the weekend, so we are taking him to the big Christmas celebration in the villages where I used to work. They have a Tannenbaum Forest, Live Nativity, Santa, hot cocoa and all kinds of goodies. I always had to work so this will be a great treat for me.

Dianne...Hope you are doing well.......

Cori.....Praying life in Florida is treating you and Mike well. I think of you so often!

DH heading out the door, so all my kitties will come running. Better get ready for the day and get out the door! Off to apartments today, have a family moving out, so sad to see them go but they bought a house of their own so have to be happy for them! have a walk thru at 10, then will start any "fix Its" that need to be done.
Have a blessed day.........
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Evening! Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. Fighting a sinus infection and feeling awful. Finally sucked it up and went to the Dr yesterday and now on antibiotics. Hoping they will work quickly, even my forehead hurts, I'm that plugged up.

Took Dwayne to the psychiatrist yesterday and he agreed to tweak his meds a bit to help with his anxiety and his sleeplessness. We now see our family Dr on Friday to get the prescriptions. Looking forward to him not being awake every night for half the night - he's wearing me out.

Been feeling very stressed about Christmas with no money, making bill payments etc. I know things will work out in the end but still stressful. I did manage to change something at work to deal with the bossy co worker. I rearranged my speech schedule so I will do all the Social Studies with my 2 students and she will do all the ELA and we never have to deal with each other as she has her own books to work with the kids and I have mine. Here's hoping she will leave me alone now...

I hope you are doing well! Brenda, I should be out walking too as the weather is very mild, but just don't have the energy today. Tomorrow is Dwayne's choir concert and he is singing a solo! He's so excited, we will be filming his big debut for friends and family to enjoy on facebook.

Have a good evening everyone!

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

I'm off to a great start today....I got a good 3 mile walk in ...I've logged my breakfast....I'm taking a lunch with me to the salon since not getting enough calories seems to be my biggest struggle I'm trying to get better about having stuff at the salon. I've got my water out and ready to take it with me too sooooo I hope I can stay on track even when we're out of town this weekend.

I hope you're all doing great...have a fabulous on track day.

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Hello and Happy Monday to you all....

We had such a fun weekend....now home with Adalyn & Aiyden for the day....did most of the laundry last night so I can get packed for our trip to NC...we leave Thursday afternoon.

I hope you all had a great weekend too. We are still having BEAUTIFUL weather...no major snow in sight...I'm totally FINE with that!!!

Hello to everyone checking in..

Hugs to all,
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Hello my friends and Happy Thanksgiving to you all...

It's been a busy week....our weekend was very relaxed...but then the crazy work schedule kicked in because of the holiday so I worked Monday and then we did dinner with Jim's boss then Tuesday I worked a really long day....Wednesday I got my nails done then off to the salon and then met some friends for dinner and drinks...this morning we were up early and took a headed to my Mom's ...Jim, Mom & I made all of the food for dinner...there were 17 of us total...it was very nice...glad to be home relaxing now. I have to work tomorrow 9-4 ...then home to relax...Saturday we're going to a Roaring 20's themed birthday party and staying at the Lodge at Geneva on the Lake...it is a beautiful place and they've rented a party bus to take us around to 4 wineries....we'll be staying at the lodge after the party and then Sunday I think we're taking the kids to Kraynak's it's a big Christmas place in PA :)

Jeanette...it is SO wonderful seeing you here with us again....I agree that you need to come see us here for more positive happy interaction and YOU brighten up OUR world too ...much love to you!!

Kare...Did the snow stick around or is it gone already?? We've been SOOOO lucky we've missed most all of the snow!!

Dianne...How was your Turkey day? How many did you have??

Lisa...Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome.

Denise...Miss you so much ...hope you'll stop in soon.

Cori...Thanksgiving by the beach...I think YES!!

I hope you all are doing wonderful with your weight loss journey ...I did really good today...hoping that the scale will stay the same at least...drinking more water now and trying to get a better workout plan in place...having the Grandbabies so much really makes me have to get creative...but I can do this!!!!!

Have a wonderful evening friends....

Love you all
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Wishing each of you a blessed Thanksgiving!
May your day be filled with good food and the love of family and friends.


Kare.....know you have already celebrated your Thanksgiving but wishing you a wonderful day.


blessings
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Been a busy weekend. Woke up this morning to a beautiful snowfall - big fluffy flakes gently falling. So pretty,,,

Worked a craft show yesterday and was able to pick up a couple of gifts with my earnings. Then I ran Brian around to do some errands. Today I sucked it up and scrubbed my floor on my knees. I've been procrastinating doing that because my back is still bothering me but it needed to be done as the mop just wasn't cutting it. Looks so much better and my back held up pretty well. Just have a basket of laundry to put away and then it's time to relax.

Jeanette, so glad to see you back. Miss seeing everyone...

Dianne, nice to see you checking in as well. Sucks to not have internet..

Brenda, glad you had a quiet weekend planned. We won't put up decorations until the first weekend of December. Too much for Dwayne as things get moved and he gets lost in the living room.

Have a good evening all!

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Wishing each of you a happy week..........
Blessings
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Good evening girls.....
Just sitting down to watch the news, going to shower and go to bed early. We got 8 inches of snow overnight so that made for a little extra work. We got up at 5, had coffee and then started digging out here, then headed to apartments to scoop sidewalks, etc...
Spent this afternoon power cleaning my living room, pulled all the furniture out, cleaned the hardwood floors then moved everything back, even took all the lamp/light shades off and cleaned. Got my Christmas tree up, not decorated yet, was going to do that tonight after dinner but am running out of steam.
Crazy cold here, only 14 right now and going down to 4 overnight....so early for that crap.

Dianne,,, we have been having those severe winds too this past week. We finally got done with harvest, was a struggle this year. We had to put a reel on the corn head, so much down corn. then the ruts from that June gullywasher, it was pretty slow going. Last breakdown was cracked rim on the auger wagon...we are very happy to be done and glad no one got hurt.
Hope you are doing well!

Kare....Sometimes hiding out is the only answer! Your mental well being is the most important thing! How is Brian doing? Hope the weekend respite home visit goes well!

Brenda...A quiet weekend at home,,, sounds nice!
Luke was out yesterday....the kids came out for a late breakfast. I just love listening to him, he goes into some pretty lengthy stories. he loves to talk and tell me what is going on in the world. We play this game... if Gramma got a ______ on the farm, where would we keep it. Like....a crocodile, we would have to keep it at the pond cause he needs water Gramma. An elephant...in the shed next to poppas combine cause he is big and would fall thru the floor if you put him in the house Gramma ...it goes on and on, but he remembers from the previous what we have and where we put it! too funny...I am running out of animals LOL.
Going to have to think of a new game!

News is over and my eyes are getting heavy, just wanted to pop in and say hi.
trying to make some small changes and get some happiness back in life. One of those things is trying to check in more often.
thanks for always being here girls.
blessings
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