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4/22/14 9:58 P

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Enjoyed our first really nice spring day here and now it's supposed to get colder with rain or snow the rest of the week, gotta love spring in Canada!

Starting to feel a bit better today. Throat and ears are still sore but better than yesterday.

Brenda, I am frustrated right now too, the scale is stuck. I know I am still making progress and think between doing weights in my workout and taking prednisone, that is my problem...

Dianne you are doing well with your eating. ENT has talked about putting tubes in my ears which would probably help but scares me...

Heading to bed early , trying to get rested up and feeling better. Have a nice evening

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4/22/14 6:53 P

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Hello everyone! Been a pretty good day here...Hannah came last night as she had a Dr appointment to have her ears cleaned. She doesnt do well with this so this time they are giving her a sedative. Went very well and am thinking next time she won't need anything. She didn't think the sedative did anything. Got some wax out anyway. At least she didn't freak out!

Was down another 1/2 pound this morning! Just think how much would be gone if I added exercise! Lol, I am really committed to using calorie count and logging my food. It has really made a difference. 9 lbs now since March 18... If I can lose close to 10 pounds a month it wont take long to reach my goal!

Guys got into the field yesterday...getting some wheat planted...rain starting tonight through Thursday. We can use a little....

Have a great night!

Dianne

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4/22/14 9:14 A

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

A rainy day here in Ohio...supposed to clear up a little later :)

I have to work today...thinking only 11-6 though so that's not too bad:) Might see if Jim wants to take a short walk later to the park to let Aiyden play:)

It's been one month today since our tragic fire here in Garrettsville.....still so hard to believe sometimes....a lot of fundraising going on that most people thought was going to the business owners and are now finding out that it's going to the village instead for some of the needs to rebuild....that isn't sitting well with most of the public...this coming Saturday there doing a big Rock Concert type event where ALL the proceeds will go to the businesses ...hoping more people will do what they can to help the owners.

My weight is just sitting...SO frustrating because I feel like I'm making good choices..guess I need to buckle down even harder and FAST I'm running out of time til the wedding....already going to be heavier in Austin's grad pics then I would like ....oh well...I'll get it moving...just have to focus!!!

I hope everyone checking in has a great day....I'm going to get a shower and then drop our city tax papers off to get done so then we'll be done with all that for another year!!

Quote of the day:

"A year from now you'll wish you had started today"

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4/21/14 10:56 P

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Hello and Happy Monday to you all...

I had Aiyden over night and he was pretty active this morning so I didn't get to get on here...Andrea,my sister and I went to a local auction/flea market type place...I picked up some cast iron skillets and stuff for Jim...he loves it....then we all went to get lunch...Then I had to stop in at Walmart for a few things...then off to the beauty supply followed by laundry and then finally home to relax a little!!

Colleen...sorry court didn't go well....I hope you get feeling even better tomorrow.


Dianne...Looks and sounds like Easter was awesome for you....that's wonderful!! Great job on the loss!!!

Jeanette...How was your holiday??

Denise...Love the pics of Aubree on FB.

Kare...How was your Easter?? Did Meghan make it home?

Tina...Hope you had a great weekend!!

Hello to everyone checking in....eyes are getting sleepy...time to get some zzzzz's

Hugs to all,
Brenda

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4/21/14 9:18 P

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court didn't go well. they are attacking my character. I feel mentally defeated. and to top in off I have come down with a cold. ran a fever for 2 days. feeling better still stuffy and have a cough but it could be allergies this time of year. got some yard work done today feel good about it.hopefully tomorrow won't be raining and can get the rest done.

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There is family we marry into.(not always loved)
Then there is the Family we choose...we start by calling them Friends (unconditional loved)


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4/21/14 8:47 A

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Happy Monday! Suns not shining here yet but I stepped on the scale and am down 1/2 lb! I didn't log my food yesterday, was just careful, ate what I wanted but didn't pig out. Was so happy!

Was a wonderful day with family....23 here. Mom and Dennis were here..was worried about mom as she had doubled up on her meds...didnt remember taking them so took them again. She was kinda out of it but enjoyed herself. Is feeling ok most of the time. Dr appointment on Thursday. Got yard work planned for today..hoping to get some dirt piles moved!

Enjoy this beautiful day!

Dianne

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BRENDA3715
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4/20/14 10:12 P

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Happy Easter my beautiful friends...I hope you all had a blessed day filled with all the love it could hold!!!

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Brenda

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Happy Easter! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Easter bunny arrived at 6am (Yay!) so it's been a long day. Meaghan, Robyn and her fiancée Anthony and my parents all came for supper and we had a nice visit. Dwayne was happy with his treats and movie as well.

Been fighting allergies all week and finally went to the walk in yesterday and the Dr says I have severe allergic rhinitis. He put me on prednisone and although I am not as plugged up, my throat and ears are still very sore, so not sure if I need to go back tomorrow or not. My throat is so sore I can hardly swallow...

Have a nice evening....

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4/19/14 10:12 P

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Hey girls......
Had a great day outdoors working in the yard and helping dh. Was crazy windy but really warm.
We are going to DS tomorrow, no big plans just having a light lunch and hanging out with baby Luke. Have pork roast in the crockpot, and made ds favorite macoroni salad. Will shred pork in morning for pulled pork, made homemade rolls. Just the 5 of us so keeping it really simple.They arent quite finished with remodel of kitchen so thought this would be easy

Wising you and your family a blessed Easter
Jeanette

"Listen to what LIFE and the UNIVERSE is telling you!"

"twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do! Explore...Dream...Discover..." Mark Twain
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4/19/14 8:30 P

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Hello ladies and Happy Easter to all of you!

House full tomorrow...about 25....desserts in the fridge, turkey and ham ready to go, buns will be in the oven in the morning....temps are suppose to be in the 70's!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Dianne

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BUDDAHBELLY
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4/18/14 8:56 A

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Good morning......
Start of a 4 day weekend for me, supposed to be decent out today so am planning a yard cleaning extravaganza! Only 28 degrees out now so going to do a few things indoors first.

Brenda....... emoticon on getting 4 mile walk in! Is your foot feeling okay today?
What are you guys doing for Easter? Know you were planning on zoo but Andrea has to work.
It will be nice to all be together at your sisters bday party......know you will have much fun!

Kare.......when is Meaghan coming home? Hope you have very relaxing weekend with her
I think it is so awesome that DH is going to workout with you, yeah for both of you

Gotta run dh needs help hooking up a trailer
Have a blessed Good Friday

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"twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do! Explore...Dream...Discover..." Mark Twain
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4/17/14 9:05 P

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Happy Thursday everyone....

VERY busy day at the salon today but I did manage to get a 4 mile walk in this morning before I went in.

Got off at 4 today so have just enjoyed a relaxing evening!!!

Tomorrow I have to work and then we are having a surprise 50th birthday party for my sister...she knows the family is getting together but not that I invited more friends to join us...should be a nice time!!

Jeanette....YEAH on cutting back days...I think you'll enjoy the extra time off!!!

Kare...WAY TO GO!!!! Great job on the loss!!!

Hello to everyone checking in.....Have a wonderful night...I'll check in tomorrow :)

Quote of the day:

The only way to finish your workout is to start it!!

Hugs,
Brenda

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BUDDAHBELLY
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good evening ladies.....just got home from dinner out with hubby, relaxing a little and heading to bed. Told my boss today that I was cutting back to 2 to 3 days a week, going to try that for a couple months and then proceed from there. also had to tell him I wouldn't be there for our Maifest celebration, it is scheduled for May 3 and 4th. Luke's birthday is May 2 but having the party the 3rd and then just hanging out with Jenn on the 4th. She will fly in on Friday night on her way home from California spend Saturday and part of Sunday with us then fly to Philly Sunday evening.

dianne...sounds like all the kids are doing great, nice they are finding their way and seem to be thriving in their chosen areas. YEAH.....How is your mom doing? Glad to hear calving season is going well. bet it feels different not being right there.Is everyone adjusting to the move?

Brenda....what an awesome way to spend the day :) I spent all day Sunday with Luke, momma was working and dad was tiling the kitchen so I was on entertainment duty. I was tuckered out when I got home, he is perpetual motion. Unfortunately it poured all day so we didn't get to go outdoors. They have a huge screened in porch so we turned that into a playroom for the day!!!

Kare.....WOOHOO!!! Oh my gosh you are doing fabulous, another 9 pounds gone!! You can't see me but i am doing the happy dance for you!!!
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What's on your Easter menu? think we might do brunch for a change this year?

Colleen....Hope your day went good and no matter what the result you can move forward now. Thinking of you!

Denise...Sorry I didn't get the opportunity to call you while in Philly. Saturday we visited Villanova and house shopped, Sunday we painted and fixed a few things at the house, Monday we worked on getting a car title switched out of our name into DD's, licensed and inspected!!!! And Tuesday we left at 5 a.m....the time just flew....
I told Dh next trip we will be staying a couple extra days, this trip was just way to fast!

well girls, this is taking way too long, getting sleepy and just find myself sitting here staring at the screen sooooo
goodnight....sleep well
jeanette

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JUNEGIRL2
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4/16/14 8:59 P

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Evening, just finished cleaning up from supper and watching the Arrow. Brian and I went to the gym after work so relaxing this evening. Started new weights today. After 4 weeks on the program with my trainer I lost 9 lbs abd 11 inches - 4 of them off my butt!

Colleen, I hope today went well for you.

Brenda, sounds like a nice way to spend the day..

Jeanette, sounds like you are busy as always..

Lots of calves Dianne.

Hello to anyone else checking in. Starting to clean up before Meaghan and Robyn come home for Easter dinner. Have a good evening!

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BRENDA3715
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4/16/14 8:26 P

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Happy Wednesday everyone.....

I had a lazy day today....Aiyden was here so just enjoyed him !!!!

Hope everyone had a great day....I'll check in tomorrow :)

Hugs,
Brenda

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LADYDI2007
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4/16/14 9:02 A

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Colleen...sending prayers for you!

Dianne

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FISHERSWIFE
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4/16/14 2:35 A

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so how worried should I be?????
My lawyer didn't respond to the email I sent 5 days ago nor has he returned my phone calls in 2 days and the hearing is at 10 am .
worried and sick to me stomach.

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There is family we marry into.(not always loved)
Then there is the Family we choose...we start by calling them Friends (unconditional loved)


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4/15/14 11:34 A

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it's April 15th do you have your taxes done????hahaha
got 3 inches of snow last night. Thank goodness none stuck to the roads but I had put the shovels back in the shed so my patio will stay snow covered. Oh well I have a lot of work indoors anyway.
It's going to be a liquid day to help counter act yesterday's calorie overload.
I am still struggling with the whole Greek yogurt vs. plain yogurt.I don't really like the taste so if not in a smoothie I won't eat it. Anyone want to put their 2 cents in??

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There is family we marry into.(not always loved)
Then there is the Family we choose...we start by calling them Friends (unconditional loved)


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Good morning ladies......will see if this will post, been a crazy week here and having internet provider issues, have tried 3 or 4 times to check in but gets lost in cyberspace.
All good here, heading off to work in a couple minutes,
Cold here again, 78 on saturday and then only 34 yesterday, got down to 19 overnight. So ridiculous......

Will try to post more tonight...have a healthy happy day!

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

Had a very busy day yesterday ...Andrea & I went to Sharon PA to a store called The Winner....I found my dress for Samantha's wedding.....a bigger size then I care to have to wear but it's very slimming and can easily be taken in when I lose a little more :) Returned a pair of shoes to Macy's ...got my rings inspected at the jewelers...groceries bought...good day!!!

Today I work at the salon from 11:00-7ish but I'm off tomorrow :)

Dianne....WOW hard to believe that many calves...!!!!! Sounds like your kids are all doing great!!!!!

Colleen....let go of a bad day and just focus on the new day!!

Kare...we have snow here today...UGHHHHHHH I know it won't last but still do not enjoy seeing it!!!!

Jeanette....Missing you girl!!

Denise...Hello to you!!

Cori...How are you doing? How's Amelia??

Peg....Hope you're doing great today :)

Hello to everyone else checking in....have a wonderful day!!

Quote of the day:

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Hugs,
Brenda

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Wow, where did the time go! This past week has flown by...weather got nice ... For 2 days, now 70% chance of snow tonight, cold temps...break out the winter gear again. 16 degrees this morning.

Brenda..we are at 150 calves, about 60 left to calve, 4 sets of twins and have lost 2 calves. Have 2 bottle calves we are trying to sell, hate to see them go but no one has the time. If only we still lived on the home farm!

Alex is done with school and started his interning yesterday..Allied Agronomy which is the same company he has worked at for the past 3 years. Hannah graduates May 16, so proud of her. First granddaughter on my side to graduate college. She's been working at the federal detention center and they may help her get transfered after school as she wants to move to Bismarck. Adrian interns thus summer at Bayer Crop Science and graduates next year. All our kids are growing so fast!

Colleen...been through similiar stuff as you, just reinforce to your hubby how spcial he is in your life and how much you love him and you are working on making both of your lives better by taking care of your health. Physically and mentally! And great job on weight loss!

Peg...welcome to the group! Sounds like you keep busy with kid activities!

Better get myself ready, Don's birthday yesterday and we were running so need to make a cake today. Low cal or work my butt off for one piece....eh maybe I'll just enjoy it. Have a great day girls!

Dianne



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OMG! I am so cold. We got snow on Saturday, along with ice pellets and rain. Today the temperature is -20C which is about -4F. Very tired of this cold and snow.

Took Elvis after school to get his stitches out and he is doing great. Had a really busy day at work and am glad this is a short week. The young girl I work with is really struggling academically and her Mom just doesn't get that this child can't do grade 6 work. Why it has taken this long for this to become apparent is beyond me but I am super frustrated with the teacher who doesn't seem to grasp that she can't do the work unless we spoon feed her every answer and the Mom who is expecting miracles but won't do any work with her at home. Talked to the resource teacher and vented my frustrations so we will see what happens..

Just finished supper and heading to bed soon to read. Then I can turn on my mattress warmer and be toasty warm..

Colleen hope your week goes well.

Brenda, can't believe that Aiyden is 1 already....seems just like yesterday.

Tina, Denise, Lisa, Jeanette, Dianne and whoever else is checking in, please keep in touch and have a good week.

Off to put Dwayne in bed...

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Monday is almost over. Wednesday is that much closer. As much as I try to stay positive 43 years tells me take I am going to be disappointed. It's hard not to get myself down. And rather then dwell on the what MIGHT happen I let myself eat junk food and went way over my calories. Dwell on burning calories the rest of today and plan a better tomorrow.
This weather isn't helping either. 3 days in the 60's with 40 at night was what I needed,today was gray rainy with high winds and only 39.yuk! and they are talking snow again. WTF mother nature!
I'll talk to you guyz tomorrow.

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There is family we marry into.(not always loved)
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Good morning and Happy Monday to you all....

We had a great weekend....Very busy Saturday....Sunday was more relaxing...we took the motorcycle out for our first official ride of the season to our favorite winery..then came home and took Aiyden to the park to play for a little while..he loved it!!

The weather was BEAUTIFUL over the weekend and still is nice today but we have a cold snap coming Tuesday ..back down to 40 and slushy snow...nothing major back up to being nice again Wednesday. We were going to go to the zoo Sunday for Easter but they scheduled Andrea to work at McD's that day so guessing we'll be staying home...she said we can all still go but I'd rather not...might tell My Mom and them to still go...have to figure it out.

Today I have to go run a bunch of errands....going to look for a dress for my step daughters wedding...return some shoes to Macys, go to beauty supply, stop at the party supply place to get some "50th" stuff for my sister's party on Friday...then have to get some groceries....whew I'm tired already...lol

Colleen....great job on the loss...way to go!!! I was in a VERY similar relationship ...my ex was EXTREMELY jealous and controlling....I hope you find the strength to just focus on you and doing what makes you happy....:)

Kare....I agree with you....I think everything feels better when my weight is lower...you just keep doing fantastic!!

Dianne....new calves this weekend??

Jeanette...missing you...hope you're doing ok.

Denise...How's that beautiful Aubree??

Cori...How was your weekend??

Peg...Hello there...hope you had a great weekend.

Lisa...we miss you

Tina...saw some shooting pics on FB...looks like ya had fun :)

Hello to everyone checking in!!

Quote of the day: "Life is Good...All the time".....All the time....Life is Good!!!"

Hugs,
Brenda

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Colleen Yay for the weight loss and for taking some steps to help yourself feel better.

I know Brian is struggling a bit with the attention I have been getting with my weight loss. I keep assuring him that I am not going anywhere that losing weight won't change how I feel about him but he has to realize that things in my life will change with having lost weight. That doesn't have to be our relationship though and I feel things have gotten better as I feel better about myself.

Guess we had spring and summer this week as we are waiting for 5-10cm of snow to hit later this evening and overnight. Just when we can see parts of the yard....sigh.

No school today so just puttering around the house. Trying to tell myself that I need to go to the gym but haven't found the motivation yet..

Hope you are all doing well today...

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I am down 1.4 lbs!!!! Yeah me! Sunny and 50!

Even though hubby likes everything private,things are getting better because I am handling things by sharing what is going on with us.
The owners of our trailer park knows we are struggling and money is tight and they chose not to raise our lot rent. The maintenance man has offered to help with some of our spring yard clean up for free too. Hubby is proud but understands that neither of us can do this alone and since we don't have family willing to help us, strangers/neighbors who want to we will accept their help.
I am still struggling with my demons/fears of my battle with weight.I know my physical and mental health will be better when I am thinner. But hubby's jealousy seems to get bigger as I lose weight. with him being stuck in the house 24/7 and his history I understand where his thinking is coming from but I just can't fight it. There really isn't anything I can do to fight it.
Sorry I am ranting. I am looking into seeing a counselor. I know I need help. Micheal doesn't understand that 10 years in a loving relationship can't dismiss 33 years of abuse. you need just as much time to over come the abuse as you were in.

I am going to take one of my dogs for a walk. Should be short the dogs are just as fat as us and get winded as easy as hubby. HAHAHA!
Have a wonderful weekend all!!!


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

Rainy day here in Ohio...but supposed to be nicer this weekend so it's all good....tonight we have one of the MANY fundraisers to help rebuild our beautiful town...it's a all star talent showcase...then we're going for a couple of drinks with friends after. Tomorrow I have to work in the morning(was supposed to be off but I never seem to say NO...lol) then we have a balloon launch for Austism at 2 and then a surprise b'day party for Jim's boss at 7..not staying there long and will meet up with friends at a scotch doubles bowling benefit...busy busy...Sunday will hopefully be a relax day!!!

Kare...glad you got some sunshine...that does make allll the difference!! Great news on Brian....has to be a relief!!

Colleen....way to stay on the positive side.....I know sometimes it's REALLY hard to find the silver lining BUT there is ALWAYS one!!!!

Peg...great job on staying active.....my van NEEDS to be detailed....sometimes seems like a lost cause....lol Where do you live??

Jeanette...back in to the swing of things at home?? How was the rest of your trip??

Denise....Have a great weekend!!!

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

Tina...Have a great weekend!!

Cori...Hi there!!!!

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

Quote of the day:

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not"

Hugs,
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it's a good day I guess. Sun is out .
Hubby got some info for someone to come out and fix our central air unit. Possible maybe the roof too for free.
It isn't easy being positive but I am getting better at it thanks to you guyz. emoticon

Brenda.....I don't know exactly where in Ohio. I love my husband but I tend to tune out when he talks about his family. I do know that the Borton family land is now part of a state park. They are Quakers and they settled there in the 1600's I think. I know .......It sounds like great history but as I say all too often..... I love my husband not his family.

Peg.....I can't wait to get to know you better. So glad you are here.

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There is family we marry into.(not always loved)
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Hi Everybody,

I figure if I keep at it, eventually I'll feel like part of the group - not that you all haven't made me feel welcome, it's just me.

Anyway, took my car to get detailed - first time in 4 years, they have their job cut out for them, though I know it won't be cheap! Played racquetball with my daughter for about an hour, then had a healthy snack and lunch. Off to pick up my son from school, take him to tennis then baseball practice. Have a pot roast in the crock pot and a run planned with the dog first thing in the morning!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!

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Morning! A bright sunny start here and that makes all the difference in my mood. Very windy though so I imagine it will be a bit cold out there.

Been fighting allergies all week and it's knocking me down big time. So plugged up and nothing seems to help. I've had a sinus headache all week and am very glad we have no school tomorrow.

Brian went to the cardiologist yesterday and now doesn't have to go for a year. Dr is happy with his recovery and says he still needs to lose weight and keep active.

Brenda, so sorry to hear about your MIL, that is terrible they way that place has taken care of her. I hope you are able to get her into a better place. Sounds like you are a busy lady this week.

Dianne, bet you are enjoying some nicer weather too. Still lots of snow here but at least the piles have gone down.

Tina, glad to see you check in. You are also very busy - enjoy!

Jeanette, how has your week been going?

Colleen, bet you are enjoying the sun shine too! Always lifts my mood in spring to be able to get out and enjoy the fresh air.

Hello to everyone else checking in. Off to make lunches and get Dwayne ready for school, then off to feed the kids at our breakfast program at school.

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

What a crazy week...Tuesday I had a really long work day....Yesterday I had to work part of the day...then deliver a meal to a friend who broke her ankle a couple of weeks ago...she's having a hard time getting around and their kitchen is under remodel so I made a pot roast with carrots and potatoes ..she was thrilled!!! Then off to the winery to pay the deposit for my sister's 50th birthday party I'm having on the 18th....THENNN we get a phone call from Jim's brother that they rushed his Mom to the hospital AGAIN....she's been in a nursing home that his brother picked that has been a NIGHTMARE...they literally have been holding his Mom against our will...last night we had already planned to go down and basically "kidnap" her by calling 911...well because Jim's brother had been so insistent on watching their every move that when they found her bloated and basically unresponsive verbally they called 911 well her sugar is steadily over 500-600...she was talking last night finally but not making any sense on most of it....what a mess....at least now she WILL NOT be going back to that nursing home...the bed sore wounds on her heels are awful...the nurse last night was so caring at the hospital we felt ok when we left!!

Today I have work, tomorrow work again and then a fund raiser they're putting on to help rebuild our town...one of many we will be helping with :)

Colleen....I'm glad you're having a good day!! We're glad you're here with us...we all know that we were all brought to this group for a reason...what part of Ohio do you have family??

Tina...Nice to see you!!!! Glad life is going ok and that you're safe from the mudslide!!

Jeanette....hope you're home safe and sound...miss you already!!!

Dianne....How is your week going?? How's Mom?

Denise....Miss you girl!!

Cori....Hello my friend!!

Well going to try and get a walk in this morning before work....I've had a couple of on track days.....Tuesday I got ALL my water in VICTORY for that day....yesterday I did great on FOOD...now today I'll try and incorporate all three WATER...FOOD...EXERCISE ..have to get this scale moving!!!

Everyone have a great day!!!

Quote of the day:

"Believe it to Achieve it"

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Hi girls,

Quick check in to say hello and to say I miss all of you. Between shooting, spring, two jobs, and life- I just don't have the time to say hello as much as I would like.

I think about all of you often and I will try to check in and read up on post soon!

Much love,
Tina

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Happy hump day all!
The sun is shining bright and temps in the mid 50's not a bad day.
I am having a good mental day too!
My sparkpeople family is wonderful and I am truly blessed to have you guyz in my life.

Brenda...... The next Borton family reunion will include a side visit with you. Hubby agrees if we are going to be in Ohio we will visit ALL our family. That way I can finally hug you in person.

Well I slept the morning away,time for some errands. The Office here did some renovating and added a FREE 24 hour exercise room have to go check out and get details. it could be promising.

Hugs everyone! emoticon emoticon

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Good Afternoon and Happy Monday to you all....

Had a GREAT time catching up with Jeanette a little more Friday for breakfast...SO wish they lived closer!!!! Saturday I worked and then we headed out to the camper...it was nice to be there....came back Sunday late afternoon ....my Aiyden day...he's learning new things all the time...just melts my heart...he's with me today...Andrea came long enough for me to run to the dentist (no cavities) that's always good...lol I need to get some laundry done today...depending on when Andrea gets back I'll run to the laundromat and knock it out...Need to clean our bedroom too so might just do laundry here...decisions decisions....lol Our room becomes the "catch all" sometimes...need to de clutter!!

Peg...welcome to our group....everyone here is amazing....they are such a WONDERFUL part of my life...can't imagine not having them.

Dianne....always have to have a cheat day...good job jumping back on track :)

Jeanette...hope you had a wonderful visit in Philly!!

Denise...were you able to contact Jeanette??

Cori...Hope you had a good weekend:)

Tina...are you around the mud slides at all??? Hope all is ok with you.

I guess I better get moving here.....everyone have a great day....keep making great choices!!!

Quote of the day:

Make today the greatest day of your life

Hugs,
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Hi All,

Afternoon here, just getting around to Sparking - had a busy morning. I'm doing the Couch to 5k program and I'm on Week 3, Day 1 - I did pretty good, finished faster than normal doing the same loop. Went to the grocery store to stock up on some healthy items - spent a good bit of time chopping up fruit and veggies yesterday - so I have a plan and am organized. I did weigh and it weren't perty! 182 - yuck! BUT... I'm trying and making changes. It took me a minute to get this way, so the progress is in the process!

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Morning girls and welcome Peg!

Pretty good weekend..guess I will count Saturday as my free day since eating was erratic! Dance compitition all day (popcorn), quick lunch (pie), then twins birthday party at Pizza Ranch...didnt do too bad though...back on track Sunday. I just struggle getting water down!

Carpenters are here after being gone for a week, 2 weeks to Easter...crossing my fingers they will be out of here! At least have the trailer moved from the front door...

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Dianne

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Welcome Peg! A great bunch of ladies here. We all come from different parts of the country and are at different spots in our lives but we are always here for each other.
I am from Portage la Prairie Manitoba Canada which is just a little west of Winnipeg right smack dab in the centre of Canada. I have 2 kids, my daughter is 25 and finishing up University and we have a 18 year old special needs son still at home. I work as an Education Assistant in a French immersion school doing speech therapy and working in a grade 6 classroom with 2 students. I had weight loss surgery in November of 2013 so right now most of my time is planning what I eat, exercising and eating. I have lost 130 lbs in total, 72 of that since November.
Last weekend before spring break is over. Finally warming up here, sun is shining and the snow is starting to melt. Elvis had his surgery yesterday and was one stoned puppy yesterday but seems more himself today. Stealing shoes and wanting attention although he is napping right now in the sun.
Hope you are all doing well. Off to get our paperwork together for income tax.

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Hi All,

I'm not new to Spark, but I've been gone for quite a while. I'm 45, married 20 years, mother of 2 great kids, just finished my BA in Psych! I'm ready to focus on the outside me. I weigh 180 lbs, 5 foot small, size 14 - not happy with that, ready to make serious changes.

Went through a bunch of old workout journals and stuff today, threw most of it out except some pictures. The DH of course picks a 13 years ago picture of me all buff in a bikini as my goal. HA! My 16 year old isn't even that buff and she's a ballerina!!!

Anyway, wanted to introduce myself, hopefully stay active on Spark and on Me!

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Morning everyone...starting to warm up..got about 4 inches yesterday...no wind and the temps weren't bad so most of it melted...sun was shining all day...warmer today. 50's for next week, just maybe winter is over!?

Down another pound today..that makes 7 by my scale since March 18... Would like 3 more by Easter...think I can do it! And mostly by just cutting my portions. Gym 3 times a week for 30 minutes and the other days I make sure I move around here.

Mom is on her way home..not sure if I shared scan results? The tumors on her lung and liver have sgrunk, but the ones on her spine have grown. Not sure what the means in the long run but she is feeling good.

Kids coming home for the weekend, twins turn 2! Oldest granddaughters have dance compitition, and friends wedding reception all in one day...guess we'll be running! Have a great weekend!

Dianne

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Hi Girls...

Just got home from dinner with Al & Jeanette....WONDERFUL time....SO needed to see her....will meet them for breakfast in the morning before they head to Jenn's....LOVE spending time with them!!!!

Colleen....so sorry you're struggling...I've been in your shoes more times then I care to remember...hang in there!!!!

Dianne....hope that snow goes away quickly!!!

Tina...Is anyone you know affected by the mudslides??

Denise...Miss you !! Happy Thirsty Thursday!!

Cori...Hello to you!!

Lisa..Need a get together :)

Kare...Hope your snow lets up too...we are SO ready for spring!!!! Elvis is so stinking cute....hope his procedure goes good!!

Everyone have a great night...talk again soon!!

Hugs,
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Take care Colleen, I hope things work out for you..

Well, it's snowing again, probably 5cm again today. So ready for this weather to stop and spring to arrive. Been doing odd jobs around the house today just trying to keep busy. We went to the Winter Fair yesterday and spent several hours walking around looking at displays, seeing the horses etc. Watched some horse shows and the Super dogs then went for supper with our long time friends who live in Brandon. Always so nice to see them.
Tomorrow I have some errands to do and going to the gym. Didn't get to go today with Brian's work schedule so going down to ride my bike for awhile. Elvis gets neutered tomorrow, so going to take advantage of his absence to scrub my floors without someone licking my face and trying to drink my wash water
Hope you are all having a nice week! Take care

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Still having trouble with hubby's insurances.we still don't have a dr for hubby that is willing to treat all his issues without farming each out to a specialist. Big troubles start for real Monday when his pain meds run out and no refills.
I will be offline for a while. will be giving up internet,cell phone and my smoothies for a now.have to find the money to feed the pets.
Don't worry I'll be ok.


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Just finished packing the Blazer, going to sit for 20 and then head to bed. hoping to get 4 or 5 hours of sleep before we take off.

Brenda...soooooo excited to see you!!

kare.....are you enjoying your break?

Dianne....wow cannot believe you are still getting snow! It truly is the winter that won't quit. cold rainy and windy here! ICK

Tina, Cori, Denise, Lisa, Colleen hope you are all well and are making progress on your lifestyle change :)
Have a great week~
jeanette

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10 inches of snow in town, nothing but an 8 foot drift in front of the shop here. Whew..could have been worse if it had been the heavy wet stuff they were predicting. Don got home about 3 am..2 sets of twins and everyonr doing ok...have a great day!

Dianne

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

Had a good day yesterday...got a 2.5 mile walk in...drank 2 bottles of water...today we'll work on 4 bottles....going to go get a quick work out in before work but wanted to say hi before I head out the door.

Our town is still working through the tragedy of the fire....so nice seeing everyone come together to support all the businesses that were lost .....so hard going by the block that has been destroyed.

Jeanette....SO can't wait for Thursday.....I booked off work early so we'll have time to visit and I don't have to be to work until 11 on Friday....just let us know what schedule works best for you guys :)

Dianne...UGH with the snow storm.....we're FINALLY getting some nice days....I'm ready for sunny and 80!!! I'm glad you are finding peace with the situation with your Mom ((HUGS))

Colleen....Sounds like you've been busy!!

Kare...enjoy your spring break!!!!

Denise...Great job getting your walk on yesterday :)

Cori...Hope you're doing great...miss seeing you!!

Lisa...Wish you could join us Thursday!!

Hello to everyone else checking in...

Quote of the day:

Go the extra mile...it's never crowded

Hugs,
Brenda

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Hi girls..blizzard here, 50 mph gusts...but feel lucky that we didn't get the 12+ inches of snow they were calling for. Maybe 5 but none in our yard..guess that is a good thing about having no trees..nothing to hold the snow! Don has been over to the farm most of the day...set of twins born that are doing ok and a few more in the barn...when he left tonight I told him just to stay there....visibility is not good.

I have dropped 6 lbs since my Dr's sppointment...really proud that I have bern anle to stick with this...guess a health scare will do that!

Mom had her scan...some tumors have shrunk but some have grown...I'm doing better with this. They are heading home tomorrow..I am looking forward to her coming home and seeing the house. It will be hard as my dad was so excited for us to build. I feel I have finally let go of the past. Can't change anything...just look forward to the future and good memories...

Night girls...

Dianne

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having an old fashioned thunderstorm here, it is booming, lightening and just sheets of rain!
sprinkled this morning but then cleared off till about 6....we loaded semis today, cleaning out grain bins, then in between I scooped out the woodburner, carried 10 buckets of water soaked ashes out to the field. Soak the ashes in water so there is never a chance of fire, so did a lot of scooping and feel like I got a good workout in. Got laundry done and put away.
feeling really motivated, the warm weather helps, got up to 57 today and even though extremely windy it felt nice!!

Brenda......I am so excited to see you guys, and thanks for your help :) this trip came up pretty fast, In June when the kids were moving out there jake's vehicle wouldn't had issues, so to make a long story short they took one of our vehicles and I have been driving jakes for my work vehicle and now we are returning his but they are keeping ours......oh the things we parents do.....Jenn and I were gonna drive it back the first week of May after she came home for Lukes birthday, am thankful it is working out this way, as much as i would love road trip time with her I feel a bit safer with Al and I driving it. (It has pretty high miles)

kare.....Enjoy Spring break, hope you get some relaxation time in! Sounds like you are off to a good start:)

Colleen.....busy day for you guys! you keep those heels dug in, eat what you are comfortable with! Great job standing your ground!

eyes are getting kind of droopy and starting to yawn so think I will wrap this up and get my jammies warmed up.
Back to work for me tomorrow, (only 2 days this week)
Sleep well
jeanette

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got my kitchen almost done. two more loads in the washer. then all I have to do is straighten up the last cabinet. reworked the freezer with hubby today. That was a big enough chore as is but every time we took something out we had 3 dogs who wanted to sniff. of course if it was something they wanted to eat they would "sit pretty" or dance for daddy. Since they were good about it when I said no they WILL get a treat for dinner. Got laundry done. started to work on the bedroom but that is an ALL day project and I just didn't have the energy for it. Plus I discovered the mold problem is bigger than I thought so will have to figure out if I have enough supplies.
Food has become a battle for me and the hubby. I am enjoying my portions without it feeling like it isn't enough and hubby thinks I am not eating enough. I can't win. But I am digging in my heels and standing my ground. as long as it's in the calorie range he can stuff it.Hahaha.

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Morning! Spring break here so having a quieter morning. Got laundry started and ready to hit the gym when Brian gets home from the lab.
Yesterday we went to Winnipeg and saw Muppets Most Wanted. Dwayne loved it and that the theatre was very accessible so we didn't have to worry about people climbing over him or his talking bothering anyone. He also loved getting to eat chicken fingers and fries while watching a movie. We then hit Costco for a few things and stopped at Swiss Chalet for supper. We were home by 6pm so that was nice.
Yesterday we were under a winter storm watch and they were calling for 10+ cm of snow today. The system seems to be going south of us so we will only get about 5cm of snow and some wind which is better than a storm. With the wind right now it is -25C so certainly not a nice spring day.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Just put a roast in the slow cooker for supper and am now dressed for the gym. Once Dwayne's respite gets here, that's where I am headed.
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Good Morning and Happy Monday to you all.....

Had a nice weekend ...went to a 60th b'day party on Saturday and then Sunday we went to visit Jim's Mom...she was actually doing pretty well...think they might release her back to the nursing home today. We stopped to see his Dad for a bit too.

Today I have one quick hair cut to go do, then going to a jewelry show that Andrea is doing..she is selling Premier Design Jewelry now. ...then it's home to do laundry and going for a walk since it will be in the mid 50's later!!!

Jeanette....Grandbabies do indeed melt your heart...Aiyden is getting SO big and learning more each day...SO looking forward to Thursday!!!!!!!

Dianne....hope old man winter lets go of his hold on your area too...we're SO over this winter!!!

Lisa...Missing you

Cori...hope you're doing great!!

Colleen....hoping things are going better for you...I know financial stuff is a major bummer :(

Tina...any shooting this weekend??

Denise...Miss seeing you here.

Hello to everyone checking in....going to get moving here.

Quote of the day:

"Find your strong"

Hugs,
Brenda

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Good morning......

Just letting breakfast settle then outside for me, supposed to be in mid 60's today but then back to 30's so I am heading outdoors to absorb all the sunshine I can get!

Tina.....thinking of you and praying you are no where near that disastrous mud slide area

Brenda.....Luke will be 11 months old on Wednesday, thought they just meant he was taking a couple steps and then plunking down....but oh no he is walking all over, gets himself up in the middle of the room without hanging on to anything and away he goes. Went to visit yesterday and they were out cleaning yard. When he saw me he stood up and walked right down the driveway. I was shocked, had been 12 days since I saw him and what a difference! Just seems impossible! He just makes my heart sing!! I know you are the same, I saw it in your eyes when you were holding Aiyden!

Dianne....who cares if nothing else gets done, you had a great day with grandchildren! I love being a grandma...I am going to take all those days possible! Sounds like calving season is in full gear, so of course you will get ugly weather...all those calves have to do is hit the ground and cold weather comes or at least thats how I remember it. Lol miss the calves and mommas but not the worry and hard work that is involved in the season.
Is your mom back yet from Az?
How is she feeling? And you? Are you getting everything processed in your mind and embracing the time you have with her...so hard to let hurt and all those feelings go.
((Hugs))

Colleen....sorry to hear of your financial difficulties....hugs.....good news nothing wrong with your heart. Nice gesture from the guy changing your wipers!

Cori....hope you are having a pleasant weekend! Any signs of Spring in Indiana?

Denise....thinking of you

Lisa.....how are you?

Blessings to everyone.....
I am off to the great outdoors
Jeanette

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Greetings everyone! Jacie and Brinley just left, had them all day so of course didn't get much done but had an awesome day with them. Wind blew hard all day so we had to stay in. 13 calves today..just a few all week and then bam today they come. And now we have a major storm coming which means we'll be moving the cows up to the barn yomorrow...6-12 inches of heavy wet stuff...yuck. And 44 mph winds...ugh as the kids would say.

So off to bed for this grandma...have a wonderful Sunday!

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Good Evening and Happy Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday everyone....

WOW what a crazy week.... Tuesday I worked all day...Wednesday I had some errands to run and then some friends met me at the salon to give it a good cleaning and we picked up the new waiting room chairs. Thursday I worked all day until it was time for our Salon Remodel Open House...it was wonderful..SOOOOO many people came to celebrate with us and the food was amazing...everyone really enjoyed themselves.

Today I worked all day then got our taxes done...was kind of bummed we usually get a pretty good return still but now that the kids are older we lost our tax credit so we didn't get much back this year....we always use that for our vacation money...we'll figure something out...just have to tighten the purse strings to save for Disney!!

Tomorrow I'm working 9-12 then we have a surprise birthday party to go to if the weather cooperates. Sunday we'll head down to see Jim's Mom...she's still in the hospital...she has pneumonia and her sugar is still high...not sure how she's going to do with all of this illness.

Dianne...that is SO beyond scary...I'm SO glad it worked out ok!!

Colleen....we all need to hit the lottery....I'm sorry you're struggling...hang in there girl....we'll get thru this!!


Jeanette....How is your week going?? How old is Luke now...can't believe he's walking...Andrea walked at 9 1/2 months she looked like a little baby doll !!

Denise....How are you girl?? How's that beautiful Aubree doing??

Lisa...Miss you!!

Tina...Hope you're doing well!!

Everyone have a wonderful night and weekend...I'll check in on Monday if not before!!

Hugs to all
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so cardiologist says that my heart is healthy and I should seek help from a shrink who specializes in PTSD. Says that I am too stressed and need ways to relieve it. I don't see that happening any time soon.
April is fast approaching and we are still $300 short for bills.All due by the 6th. Crap!
So the good news is no money helps greatly with portion control. We will have to stretch what food we have,of course I grew up with little and can easily adjust but cereal without milk isn't hubby's. Hubby needs whole cow's milk. But at $3.89 a gallon that isn't in the cards right now. It is the same price as gas for the car. Have to choose.
I am worried about our loving pets. 3 dogs and 2 birds need to eat too.They are use to food and treats.so the stress continues. Something will come along. I have faith. and hope. Going to try something new with my schedule tomorrow maybe that will help my mood and energy levels.
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Last week before spring break and boy am I glad this week is over. I am so crabby I can't even stand myself tonight. Lot's of stress at work.
Aunt Flo showed up this week for the first time since surgery and really kicked my butt. I was home all day Tuesday I was in so much pain. My hormones are all over the place which is apparently normal after weight loss surgery as my fat cells will release all the estrogen they have been storing. All I know is I have been a hot crying mess all day.
Going to watch Gray's and go to bed early. I'll check in on the weekend when I am doing better.
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Forgot to mention we had a scare the other night....we have a small pit the we burn stuff in over by the shop..the other night DH burned pallets and watched until it was pretty much out. Well at 3 am we saw a glow on our bedroom wall, yep, few sparkles had started the grass on fire. There were about 3 small fires out there that we stomped out plus had a hoe and rake, walked the fence line and made sure there were no more (pasture behind us had burned some also). Did not sleep the rest of the night, kept checking outside. Come daylight we were shocked as to how much had burned. So glad we had no grass up by the house because everything in the back yard was burned. Must have slowly burned for a couple of hours. Now I can see all the rocks back there! No way can I mow back there. And we won't be doing much burning anymore!

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Jeanette..walking already! They grow so fast..next thing you know he'll be tagging along in the garden...

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Evening girls..hanging on here, another windy and cold day. Just doesn't want to warm up, glad we are not getting too many calves. Got I think 20 right now, the 4 guys take turns checking throughout the night. No warm up in site..snow this weekend.

Good news is I'm down 4 lbs! Watching my nutritional values is working, haven't added much more exercise. Trying out a lot of new recipes with veggies..roasted broccoli today which just might be my new favorite! I still make it to the gym about 3 times a week plus doing more around here.

Colleen.. So glad you got your wipers fixed, what a wonderful surprise for you. Sure hope it stops snowing on you!

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so yesterday I a woke to 2 new inches of snow on the ground and it still snowing. Enough is enough and I knew Thursday was suppose to be a bad weather day so I needed to get my wipers fixed ASAP. I stopped across from our trailer park and was told I needed an appointment just for them to even look at it. So down the street I went. I ask the guy if he could take a look and let me know how bad it was. Less than 5 minutes he comes into the office. I was like "oh crap this is bad" He said all fixed. Then I asked how much did I owe him, he said nothing. I ask are you sure and he said yes no charge it was an easy fix. I thank him very relieved and told him he made my day and he said I made his. So nice to know that there are still kind hearted people out there.

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Brenda........of course we miss you when you aren't here but certainly understandable!
My gosh it has been a wild ride of a new year for you! ((HUGS))
So happy to hear salon recovery is nearing completion, know you must be super excited to get back to a more normal routine......is there such a thing?LOL
Hang in there.....sending our love, prayers and healing thoughts to all those in Garrettsville effected by the fire!

My sweet baby Luke started walking on Sunday.....can you believe it?Can't wait to see him this weekend!

Sleep well
Jeanette

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

Sorry I've been MIA...As most of you know it has been a VERY sad and emotional weekend in our little town...the fire that wiped out an entire block of our historic downtown...buildings that go back to 1850...in the blink of an eye history was erased...SOOOOO sad...honestly feels like a death in the family. One of my best friends store was one of the buildings lost..our favorite little Lawn & Garden where we have a lot of our parties....we JUST had our St. Pats party there on the 15th....needless to say our whole community has been rocked by this....the food cupboard was destroyed and is now being restocked and the outpouring of donations for that has been INCREDIBLE !!! We are strong and we will rebuild..but it's a rough one....my nephew was on the call from the beginning...Austin was in fire classes and didn't get to the scene until 6 ish (the fire started around 1:15) he stayed on scene ALL night...went to fire class again and then right back to the scene...he worked the scene Monday all day too...They make me SO proud!! The fire was accidental ..a roofer was using a torch to melt tar and POOF that's all she wrote!!

The salon remodel is this coming Thursday...everything is pretty well done...picking up chairs tomorrow and finishing up some last minute touches...cleaning and then we'll be all set!!!!

Jeanette...I'm so sorry for your sadness with missing your dog. I love that you have your plan in place to move forward with your weightloss....we can do this...I keep bobbling the same 7lbs.

Colleen...we got more snow today....how about you guys?? Be checking your mail by the way...got side tracked with life but haven't forgotten!!

Tina...How was your weekend?? Was that mudslide anywhere near you??

Dianne...Still cold there????

Kare....How are you doing?? How's Dwayne??

Denise...still on Mom Mom cloud 9? Aiyden is here tonight....just rocked him to sleep...LOVE those moments!!!!

Cori...Hope to get to visit soon!!!

Joanna...if you're checking in...hello to you!!

Hello to everyone else checking in...going to close for now.

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We are #GARRETTSVILLESTRONG!!!

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Good evening.....just relaxing a bit before heading off to bed.
We are feeling extra tired tonight! Dh loaded semis today, I worked then we had to run a few errands tonight. Want to watch blacklist but not sure I can stay awake that long!
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My goal for the week is to keep the scale steady, I want to start April on track and start on the next quarter. I am going to change my goal, wanted 10 off this year, but have decided I want it gone before I turn 55 in June, so going to shoot for 5 pounds in April. It will be tough but I AM going to do it! Going to be diligent about measuring and tracking every bite! Going to rotate workouts every other week!
So now the plan is in place............

Have a great day tomorrow....
Sleep well
Jeanette

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Colleen...a loss is better but no gain is also good! Hope your hubby is ok and you get a good report from your cardiologist...and no snow!

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Hello my ladies.

Have felt run down (more like run over) the past few days. Hubby too. We have been debating on whether or not to take him to the hospital. Last time he was in for 45 days and the day before surgery a helicopter crashed into the roof. He is about a year past when they said he would have to have another by pass and he is worried. He always looks for the bad, can't get him to be positive. Of course I struggle with that too but at least I try to look at the positive it's just always seems to be more bad than good.

Snowing again today. Going tomorrow to the mechanic's to see about getting the wipes fixed. Suppose to pour Thursday and I need to go to my cardiologist. I'll keep you posted.

Oh yeah No gain this week but no lose either. I am putting that in the plus category. emoticon emoticon

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Hi girls - wow, soo much going on this week with everyone.

Jeanette - so sorry to hear of Elby....I still miss my CJ, following me around the yard and garden -

Brenda - how is everyone doing there?! That fire was terrible! So sad to see so many businesses gone...wish I was closer to help out. Your a wonderful person with all the organizing you do for the fire department ... love living in a community that pulls together. I hope Jim and his brother can help his mother through this. Hard decisions to make.

Mom was in the ER last night, lots of pain and hard time breathing. I guess she is doing better today but still not feeling well. Had a port put in last Thursday and it really took her down. On top of that Adrian moved in with her friends who have a 1 1/2 yr old boy and last weekend he was diagnosed with leukemia...she is really taking it hard as she has him alot while Katrina works (her husband is in the guards so is gone 5 days home 4 days)... he started chemo this past week....then last Monday my uncle passed away (cancer)...needless to say it hasn't been a good week. I had my checkup last Tuesday and was told I have high cholesterol - 232 - heart disease runs in my dads family and a lot have high cholesterol. So I have really changed my diet, log my food faithfully and have lost 2 pounds this week. I really don't go by calories but my nutritionally value. Found a good app (calorie counter) that tells me how I'm doing and that has really helped. Will go in and have it checked again in a few months and hoping it will be down.

Off to get my hair cut - finally - been putting up with hair in my eyes long enough. Take care everyone and have a restful day!

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Wow this week zipped by.
Can't believe it is Friday again.......not sure where the days are going!
Thanks for all your thoughts, I am struggling emotionally this week, the loss of Elby is just making me over process. I realize he is just a pet, but there is so much more tied to it. Has made me more aware of my own mortality and makes me miss those I love even more. Makes one think of all the life that has whirred by in the 8 years he was here with us.

Brenda.....so sorry to hear about Jims mom, wow that would be a tough decision to make. Hugs, prayers and good thoughts to you, Jim and family! Jim will need a getaway after dealing with state inspectors......I so love when they come for their random unnanounced visits at our winery and food shop, they make you feel like you are doing something wrong even though you know you are not! Aggggghhhhh only thing more exciting is when the federals come!
Keep us posted on MIL! (((HUGS)))

Home today so just tidying up, changing some photographs, and then heading outdoors to clear the brain cobwebs.Supposed to be 50+ today and back in the freezer tomorrow!


Wishing everyone a healthy, happy and safe day!
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Good Morning and Happy Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday....

Crazy day yesterday....worked all day...then off to the hospital for Jim's Mom again...she had a heart attack....we're supposed to go away for the weekend but life is trying to get in the way ...not sure what's going on with Jim's Mom for sure..lots of decisions to make...they want to do a heart procedure but Jim and his brother aren't sure they should allow it because her quality of life is so poor right now and she's absolutely miserable...just not sure how long to prolong the inevitable so it's a tough one???? Jim works in the safety department of a trucking company and yesterday got the call that ODOT (Ohio Dept of Transportation) is coming in today to do an audit...that could also put the stop to the get away...we'll see how the day goes??

Hello to everyone checking in..I have to head to the salon....very busy day there!!! Andrea just stopped by with Aiyden to visit before I go!!

Hugs to all of you!!!!
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Jeanette, I am so sorry about your little puppy. How awful, can they charge the young man? I know it won't replace him but it might open people's eyes to animal cruelty. emoticon

Gearing up for a little snowstorm tonight. Supposed to get 2-4 cm of snow with winds of 80kmh tomorrow morning and temps dipping to -32C. So much for spring. Bad thing is tomorrow is French culture day and there is a whole morning of outdoor activities followed by a concert by a French performer. Right now it's all up in the air as if the buses don't run it will likely be cancelled.

Been a pretty busy week between work and home. I've had a headache for the last 2 days so heading to bed as soon as Gray's is over.

Hello to everyone checking in!

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so sorry Jeanette.



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Good evening and Happy Wednesday to you all...

I had Aiyden last night and he's teething (the top two)..running nose....pretty miserable and he hadn't gone poo at all yesterday so his belly wasn't good either...he went to be before 8 but then was up at 10 I held him in the recliner until midnight....then he slept until 2 got up and stayed up until 3:30...laid him back down he slept until 6:30...he was SO tired but would not sleep...finally at 11 he took a half hour snooze...then up all day...needless to say this Grandma is pretty tired tonight and didn't get much accomplished today.

Jeanette....I am SO sorry for your loss....my heart just breaks for you!!!! What a heartless young man :(

Colleen...I hope you get answers soon!!!

Cori...have a great night

Hello to everyone checking in...I"m calling it an early night!!

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Everytime you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive.

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Jeanette sweetie I am so sorry! I know your heart is breaking. I wish I could give you a hug. I can only imagine how I would feel if I lost Riley or Bella, sometimes they are the only thing that can make me smile when I am home alone. Take time to grieve sweetie. If I can do anything to ease the pain please let me know. You are in my thoughts. Hugs and love sent your way. emoticon emoticon

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Sad day here,....
My faithful little friend Elby (my Llhasa Apso) got hit by a truck last night. Poor Al saw it happen, so senseless, a young kid tearing around in his 4 wheel drive truck and actually swerved at him...Who would do that,, then just kept on driving. 10 minutes earlier he was down on our dirt road and literally buried the truck, stupid neighbors pulled him out instead of making him call a wrecker or parents.
got him 8 years ago after our youngest son moved out, Al thought I needed someone to take care of, It was love at first sight...Talk about unconditional love, he followed me everywhere when I was outdoors, he was my protector! He was my souls healer, I just can't imagine being out in the sun without him!!! This morning will be awful going outdoors and him not being there, on work mornings we would dance dance dance on the patio before I left and then he would sit and watch me go.

With a heavy heart I wish each of you a good day, and for those of you with animals give them an extra minute of your day for me.
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still extremely tired. been trying to boost my exercise but then I fall asleep early or nap for 3 hours. hubby still saying it's in my head but I just don't feel right. Dr is running tests but those take time.
enjoyed my Irish dinner and will have leftovers today. Looking forward to that.
going to do some house cleaning.
Later ladies.

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

What a crazy, busy, fun weekend.....Friday we watched Aiyden so Andrea could have a date night with her Jim for her birthday. Saturday we had to pick up cakes for the parties for the weekend...then had to go to a party for Andrea's friend's 2 year old....then home to get ready for our St. Pat's party...we always have a lot of fun there....this year too many younger kids were there though...I like it better when it's more of the adults..but our friends host this one so have to just go with the flow...lol

Sunday we had Aiyden's 1st birthday party....it was really nice...had close to 60 people there...he got a lot of nice stuff!!

Yesterday I had a MOUNTAIN of laundry to get caught up on...then met a friend for lunch...then had to meet Austin to transfer a vehicle title...then home to go down town for some St. Pat's fun..but we were home by 9...:)

Have to work today...Austin is bringing our new fridge, Microwave, and storage cupboard up to the salon today...SO close to being DONE!!

Colleen....Dinner sounds delish!! Don't worry about the half pound...probably just water!!

Jeanette....I hope you and Al get out of the winter funk moods....life is so challenging sometimes...maybe just a trip to Ohio for some R & R is just what the doctor ordered ;)

Cori...So glad to see you..we miss you when you're not here!

Dianne...sorry Mom is having a rough time....I know you struggle with the guilt...I hope you can find peace with the situation (((( HUGS))))

Denise...How are you doing?? How's Jim doing?

Kare....How was your weekend?? I like the pic of Dwayne on FB..too cute!!

Tina...Nice seeing you...glad you're getting shooting time..I know you enjoy that!!!! How's Mike doing??

Hello to everyone else checking in...time to head to the salon...have a great day!!!!

Quote of the day:

You can have results or excuse...you can't have both ;)

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Just finished that traditional corn beef, cabbage dinner. put everything in the crockpot early this morning so it was done perfectly for an early dinner. Dh and I cut 5 loads of wood this morning, loaded and unloaded it in the shed. This afternoon cleaned dresser drawers and went thru sweaters and got rid of several that were starting to show wear. Just going to relax a bit tonight, back to work tomorrow for me.....

kare...you are doing so great finding time to exercise with your busy schedule!
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what did you bake this weekend?

Colleen...no soda bread here either, I gave up all flour based products for lent.
Stay focused and that 1/2 pound will be gone before you know it. Maybe you can add 30 minutes of exercise a couple times a week to help boost your weight loss and mood. We are all right here to support you and each other! pop in here any time you need, most of us check it every day., I don't do facebook, I try to limit my internet usage to less than 45 minutes a day, can't burn calories sitting at the computer! LOL

Tina...thanks for your thoughtful words:)

Brenda....Hope you are having a great St Paddy's Day!

Sleep well
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Hi Girls....Happy St. Pat's Day....it's been a crazy fun weekend...I'll check in tomorrow morning with all the details..just wanted to say HI . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

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Happy St.Patrick's Day! Looking forward to my traditional corn beef dinner. Will be steaming the meal instead of boiling it more healthy. Happy hubby likes cabbage and carrots more than potatoes and meat so we will have more of those. No soda bread. too expensive. Gained a half pound. My bad. Not stressing over it.

I need more help. Friend me on Facebook......Look me up......Colleen Borton just add that you are a spark. Thanks peeps. Oh sorry Thanks.

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Morning and Happy St, Patrick's Day! A quiet weekend around here. Yesterday was snowing and lots of wind so just stayed home and baked and cleaned. Feeling more rested as Brian got a new cpap machine and both he and the machine are quieter.

Work all week and hoping to fit in a few visits to the gym. Going tonight for sure as Dwayne has a couple of hours of respite. Seems like most of my spare time is taken up with watching what I eat and exercising but I am liking the changes in my life.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday. Off to make lunches and get Dwayne moving for the day.

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Happy St. Patricks Day!!
Good Morning everyone.........
hope each of you have a day as happy as an Irish jig!
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Jeanette,

Yes, it makes total sense! Is easy to see the elephant in the room when it's not there often.

I too cocoon when I'm over extended emotionally or over simulated by people. Just part of who I am. The blessing is that I'm very tuned into myself and I know why I'm cocooned. You seem to understand that about yourself to.

Sending some of our beautiful weather your way!

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Jeanette,

Yes, it makes total sense! Is easy to see the elephant in the room when it's not there often.

I too cocoon when I'm over extended emotionally or over simulated by people. Just part of who I am. The blessing is that I'm very tuned into myself and I know why I'm cocooned. You seem to understand that about yourself to.

Sending some of our beautiful weather your way!

Positive Thoughts- Tina


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Happy Sunday~

Tina....oh you are so right, some days when I am preoccupied DH just drives me crazy, I know his intention is to make me laugh or at least smile but there are days where i just want to cocoon and shut out the world.....normally when I am there Al is not but I think for the first time in a really long time we are in the cocoon mood at the same time! I know it will pass....we just are giving each other some space...I think just acknowledging we are "there" helped a bit. At least started some normal conversation! Thanks for your words of wisdom, it helps to know others deal with similar couple struggles! I think I take how well we get along for granted and when we are off it makes me more tense....does that make sense? I guess the not getting along is an uncommon feeling....I am a lucky woman!!!

Colleen...good to hear Spring is on the horizon! maybe getting outdoors and getting some fresh air will brighten your mood and energize you!

Brenda...How is the birthday boy? Hope you guys are having a relaxing day!

Dianne....Any signs of Spring up your way, we had snow again last night, only about 2 inches but feels like we are going the wrong way. Sun is shining but only going to be mid 20's today brrrrr... field work and gardening seem a long way away. Will you plant a garden at your new place? How are you doing adjusting to the new house, was it hard for you to leave the other house?

Denise...hope you are enjoying that new granddaughter!

Lisa...thinking of you!!1

Cori.....Are you both off today? hope you are having a restful weekend.

Kare.....How are you doing this weekend?

Just wanted to pop in to wish each of you a great day...
jeanette

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Sun is out. Temperatures in the 40's, ice gone from the driveway it's starting to look like it just maybe the end of winter.Hoping to have a slow melting so not to cause flooding, we have a creek in the back I'm a it worried about.
Been way too tired the past few days,just can't stay awake. I'll talk with the dr about it, so nice to be able to email the dr and get a response in 24 hours and not cost a thing.


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Hi girls,

Lovely to check in with all of you. I have read posts, but haven't been able to post.

We've been shooting a lot lately, along with working a lot, thus time seems to slip right through our hands. I'm having fun though girls.

Jeanette,

I think is is quite natural to bicker when we feel unsure about something in our lives. Art can really grind on my nerves when I'm preoccupied. Yet, he is also the strong center of my world and the soft place to land. I guess that's why he gets my long sighs and disconnected emotional states. Thank God he knows me.... Hopefully this stage you are talking about won't last long. (((HUG)))

Dianne,

Wow...sounds like a lot of legal mumbo jumbo....hopefully it will all work out in your favor. You've had a lot on your plate young lady! Thinking about your mama!

Brenda,

Whohoo for the salon! Also: Happy Birthday to baby Ayden. I can't believe it's been a year. Wow.....


Cori,

Hello my friend....

Densie,

Your grand daughter has stolen your heart!!! I love the pictures you post.

Kare,

Whohoo... your doing great. I would expect a plateau and then a big drop. Your doing so good. So proud of you!

Colleen,

Sometimes it's hard to make the right choices, but when you do....life starts to create a different path. I'm glad that your doing what you need to do to create a healthier and happier life for yourself.

Tina


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Morning....

Cori...So good to see your post. This winter has just beat everyone down. Like you I am just ready for warm weather...gonna try really hard not to complain this summer when it is hot emoticon
I hear ya on lifes struggles, it is certainly an up-down up-down dance!
hope you and Mike have a great weekend!!

Dianne....so sorry to hear your moms prognosis! Know how hard those words are to hear! Try to focus on the quality of days you have together not the number ((HUGS))
enjoy your weekend...hope you have time for a little fun!

happy weekend to everyone checking in....
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Hi girls"..busy here...trying to find stuff I packed away in the trailor...mainly my china and crystal...guys loaded the trailor so I have to dig for everything. I swear they no nothing about organization!

Trying to help DS move stuff..wife working overtime (CPA, busy time) and with calving it gets to be long days. Alex is on spring break so will be home all next week which will be a big help. DIL taking 2 days off next week to get most of the stuff moved into the house. Got new lawyer for rock issue..criminal lawyer and she knows what shes doing. First lawyer made us feel like it was all our fault, at least Leslie makes us feel like we didnt do anything wrong. She's pushing to have it dismissed as there were no injuries (wheres the criminal intent?) and let our insurance company cover damages .. Which is what they want ... But they also wanted to take his guns...why? Found out there is a friend of ours fighting game n fish also. He was hunting with a gratis and they are trying to charge him with hunting without a license. Nobody likes the head of game n fish here...he's really been on a power trip lately.

Mom is having a hard week, talked to my aunt and she said she's been depressed and sivk....talked with oncologist up here to set up treatments for April whrn they get back. Dr did say even with treatment he says maybe a year. Having a hard time dealing with guilt this week...just trying to stay sane here...some days are harder than others.

Jeanette...DH thought we'd be in early but now we got 5 days of 30% chance of precip...still hoping to be in by mid april! Don is adjusting slowly to not being on the main farm but some days it really bothers him. Such a change...

Make it a good weekend no matter what
coming your way!

Dianne

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Hi girls. Still in the grip of winter here. I am sooo ready for spring. Scratch that….I am ready for summer!

Jeanette, sorry to hear about your and Al’s struggles. Life can be trying some times. You’ll get thru this and come out better on the other side. Hugs sweetie!

Brenda, I can hear the joy and love you feel in celebrating Aiyden’s birthday! So happy for you!

Hi to everyone else checking in. Gonna relax for a while; it’s been a long week. Have a good weekend girls!


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colleen...would a little lemon in your water help, or a bit of the juice from your oranges.....otherwise hold your nose and chug!
Talking to your doctor about your rash isn't complaining, it is about taking care of yourself. if you don't take care of yourself no one else will! It is hard to find the balance of putting yourself first, but you have to do it,

hope hubbys cardio visit goes well......
have a good day......
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3 inches of snow yesterday. Not to bad. Hubby goes to his cardiologist today. Got him in with a new pain Dr. but it turns out he was hubby's Dr before the Dr left to do a pain study. Hubby is happy about this.
My cardiologist is consulting with an other he says 2 weeks should be enough info.he is a bit concerned that I didn't say anything about the rash. Always been hard for me to say I hurt or am sore because nobody ever cares. Hubby always complains about how much worse off he is so I just didn't say anything. It's from how I grew up. Hubby was up set that I didn't show him. He doesn't understand 33 years of abuse is not erased by just 10 years of love,it takes a while.
Had a good week so for,been able to stay with the portions and am alternating my days with smoothies. And when the munchies start to call I been eating fruit. Pears and oranges. Still having trouble drinking enough water. I don't miss soda at all but when the water smells like bleach it's hard to drink. I filter it but that becomes like a chore. I am lazy.

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Brenda....Thank you for the quote......that hits home today!!!
new chapters are hard as you grow older, think it is the acknowledgement of where we are in life on the scale of age
thank you for your daily energy spent on quotes or what I call 'food for thought"

(((HUGS)))) have fun smooching Aiyden!
love ya...
jeanette

didn't realize you guys got blasted again with winter crud! emoticon
aggghhhh!

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