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4/22/17 1:18 P

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

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

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

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

Hoping everyone is doing great!

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

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

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

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

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

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4/18/17 5:32 P

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

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

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

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

Hope everyone is doing great!

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Hello and Happy Monday to you all ...

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

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

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

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

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4/10/17 8:39 P

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

Brenda, you are doing great with your weight loss!

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

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

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying spring!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone have a wonderful day!!!

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4/8/17 8:30 P

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

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

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

Sleep well friends

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4/7/17 10:07 P

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Yard planning-sunflowers are up!

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

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

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Yard planning is so fun.

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4/6/17 1:37 A

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Bike riding tomorrow! Yes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4/1/17 6:01 P

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

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Hello and Happy Thursday to you all...

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

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

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

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

Cori ...miss you

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

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

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

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

Everyone have a fabulous day

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3/29/17 12:05 A

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Bike riding tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone have a great weekend!

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3/24/17 11:11 P

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3/23/17 4:02 P

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

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Hello & Happy Monday to you all ....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Back to it tomorrow.

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Doing lots of housework which is nice for exercise. Round 2 tomorrow.

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Hello and Happy Tuesday to you all...

We're all settling into a nice routine with the new babies . I'm so blessed to have them near by.

We got a couple inches of snow on Sunday but it was gone by 2 in the afternoon :) it was a little grey today but now sunshine for the next week or so :)

Kare ...so sorry for the stress ...why do people think it's ok to strike out at the ones who help them more then they help themselves? Hang in there !!

Dianne ...how bad did the snow hit this time

Jeanette...how was your weekend ? Any trips planned ?

Cori ...hope your getting lots of sunshine down there


So is everyone getting on target with their summertime weight goals ? I hope so mine are doing great !

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

Hug to all
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Time for spring-let it be so!

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Brenda, enjoy those baby girls - so precious! Glad everyone is home and doing well.

Ended up with quite a snowstorm Tuesday and Wednesday with lots of wind and blowing snow. It was much worse west and north of here with people being stranded for days on the highway in their cars and snowdrifts up over their doorways. Now we are left with lots of snow and bitterly cold temperatures again.

Been dealing with a lot of stress with Brian's ailments. I know he is not well but some days it overwhelms me when he is impatient and miserable with me - hard to not take it personally. Problem is, he doesn't make it any better because he misses pills, won't talk to the Dr, and doesn't take care of himself. Makes for some long days...

I hope you all have a nice Sunday.

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Ahhh grand babies. Tiny fingers and toes.

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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all...

Needless to say life has been a little CRAZY ....Brynlee (Grandbaby #17) got discharged yesterday from the NICU and my daughter had her little girl Aspyn (#18) yesterday morning at 10:45 they should come home tomorrow...I spent all day today cleaning their apartment..their idea of
"Deep clean" to bring a baby home and mine are two TOTALLY different things ....I am beyond exhausted but have missed all of you and just wanted to pop in and say hello!

Jim is in Baltimore until Friday morning for work!

We have a friend from Ohio stopping in tomorrow and another Ohio friend coming over the weekend:)

My weight loss is going good still plugging down to 140 by June 23:)

I'll check in more in depth very soon ...

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Brenda, congratulations on another new granddaughter!

Been stormy here and highways are closed all around us due to ice and blowing snow. I went ot Walmart at lunch and I could hardly stay on my feet with the wind. As there were no school buses today, I only had 3 kids for speech and the classroom I work in only had 8 kids. Unfortunately the kids that need the most help are the ones that aren't there on these days. We did get some catch up work done and the teacher got some extra time to work on report cards.

I hope you are all doing well. Just made a huge pot of turkey chili for supper. Just don't tell my hubby it's not ground beef! LOL

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Bought a new scale this week-it was not kind today...

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I'm happy to report everyone is on the mend. Finally exercised today after 3 days. Man I missed it. Found lots of bulbs up in the sunny spots-ALSO lots of garbage from the girls. Field trip outside soon.

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Good Morning!

Dianne....Everyrthing sounds like it is falling into place with the wedding...YEAH! I am so excited for you! emoticon Enjoy enjoy!
We have plunged backwards in temps also, 34 yesterday and windy. We went on a 110 mile jaunt to pick up tile for the house yesterday. Going was tough with trailer but we made it safely, at least roads are clean and dry. Weekend is supposed to be back up in 60's!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY a couple weeks late! 12 years on the 12th, that should be a special one right, big diamonds rubies and sapphires? LOL I forget you guys are still newlyweds!! emoticon

Kare....Amazing how you are the one that spends the most time with Dwayne but yet they don't entrust you to know what you are suggesting might work best. Always a "better" way!
Hope you have better luck getting them to listen this time! How are you feeling?

Brenda...How's the new baby doing? and new parents?

Daisy*Chick...take care of everyone!! Hope the chicken soup helps!
Happy Anniversary!!!

CherylAnne...how are you doing this week?"

Tina...Welcome to the group! Hope you will jump in and get involved in our daily chats!

New month...new goals anyone?
Mine is to shut down for 30 minutes everyday, no phone, no computer, no tv and breathe. Focus on all the good in life and be present in the moment!
AND 10,000 steps daily!

Going to meet SIL (my brother that passed) for a late lunch. Her son is back from CA so we are going to catch up!

I have a lilac bush about 10 feet from my kitchen window and there are green buds popping everywhere ( just noticed it) Way too early for that, the 70 degree temps we had in February were not a good thing for plants! I think we will get hit with a late March/early April major snowstorm. just something weird about the year. We wanted to be done early with planting crops this year b/c of DD"s graduation in PA but you know what they say...."If you want to hear God laugh, tell him YOUR plans"
Better get moving the morning is zipping by
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Yuck, everybody came down with colds this week. Chicken soup and orange juice today...

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Dianne, it will still be awhile before we are rid of the snow, I think we still have about 2 feet on the deck. Our weather has been more seasonable but the next couple of nights will be -36C (-32F) and then warm on the weekend. It's no wonder everyone is sick because the weather is never constant.

WE have a PD day on Friday so I get a long weekend. We have a meeting with the day program Dwayne attends as he is being some what difficult with them trying to change his programming but that's what autistic kids do best. I have a long list of things they need to be doing and hopefully this time they will listen and follow through. Sometimes they cause their own problems because they don't listen to us when we give suggestions.

I hope you are all doing well. Stay warm!

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Daisy chick - well Happy Anniversary! DH and I celebrated out 12 last month (Feb 12)...I would be excited about a new patio also - love sitting outside!

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Kare - glad there have been no ore seizures and hope the colds leave fast! We've been lucky so far and haven't caught anything but everyone else sure is. Sounds like you had some of the warm weather we had...got rid of almost all the snow except for in the shelter belts. We've had a few geese flying around here also....I'm getting anxious to get into the yard!

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Hello Samantha! I have a fitbit and it sure motivates me....it reminds me to get 250 steps in every hour - vibrates to let me know to move! Plus I am in many "challenges" to see who can get the most steps in. I also use mapmyfitness...lots of good stuff out there to keep us motivated but I still love my spark people!

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Jeanette -I'm hoping to find a short (below the knee) dress..brides mades are in 2 different shades of blue and Matt's mom is also wearing blue. talked with Hannah and we're going to hire but limit the alcohol (vodka, whiskey and rum) with mixes, then they have picked out a Sangria and Matt makes "apple pie" which they are putting in little 4 oz jars and handing out. I agree with not having family members stuck with the responsibility of minors! The place we rented is like a remake of a small town on the prairie...buildings that have been moved in. The reception will be in a hotel..she wants an outdoor wedding but they do have a church (capacity 100) in case we need it.
Did you get snow this past week? It cooled off here but looking at mid 50's this weekend with another cool down next week. I think we got everything worked out with that new land we rented last summer. Very frustrating as the "corporation" put a 10 year lien on us (and we owed them $0)...wow, did that get Don's temper up! Fought all summer and now we finally got it removed. Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned with the grandkids!

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Ahhh, new cushions.

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Had a great weekend. Got to have a night in Chelan for a quick 10 year anniversary trip. Kids went to grandparents for two nights. Also got new cushions and pots for new patio to be dug and poured this spring. Hopefully around this time next month. Hard not to be too excited...

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I have missed all you ladies.... I didn't have a computer and it was super hard to be here.... I'm trying to catch up... so forgive me... HOPE everyone had a great week, and will have a great weekend... I am getting back into working out today after a couple days off due to family appointments and a bought of tax money shopping... ( yes got new cloths, a jawbone up move, and new shoes so no more excuses) ... so HELLO everyone.. and welcome to the new ladies ( and gents if any)

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Wow! I missed a lot in the last week! Welcome to all the new members.

We got home Tuesday night from the hospital and go in for a follow up for the results. The neurologist said he didn't see anything too worrisome and he would know more when he went through all the data. No more seizures right now, but both Dwayne and I are fighting colds. I'm thinking we were both overtired. Glad for the weekend to recuperate.

Jeanette, sounds like you've been busy. Glad to see you back.

Diane, sounds like you are busy with wedding plans - sounds very nice.

Brenda, congratulations on the new grand daughter, she is a cutie!

It was unseasonable warm last week and a lot of snow melted. The weather has now gone back to seasonable and lows tonight are -25C with the chance of snow. Good news is the geese are back which means spring isn't far away.

Spent a nice evening just relaxing and catching up on emails, etc. Not much planned for this weekend besides the usual housework, laundry and baking. Thankfully only a short week next week as no school on Friday.

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Dianne....the wedding plans sound fun, you will look so pretty in sunflower yellow. Are you thinking long or short?
I would definitely hire the bar, then no family member has to be responsible for managing underage drinkers and all the crap that goes with alcohol and over imbibing (there's always one right?) plus the liability of doing it yourself. I would check with the place you are having reception, around here there are very strict guidelines when you have alcohol. some require event DRAM insurance, some require security, huge damage deposits. do your homework momma emoticon so you can relax and enjoy the day!
That's awesome for Adrian, sounds like you might have another one to plan soon! YEAH!!

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Happy Friday...

Brenda,,,,,, emoticon emoticon
hope you are enjoying the day!

Daisy*Chick....wow that is a lot of opportunities in a very close proximity! any fun plans for the weekend?,

Rainy and cold here, back in the 30's. DH and I ran errands today. He needed a haircut, had a few things to return to the hardware store, grabbed groceries and just got caught up on a few things we needed to have on hand. got home about 3 and decided to have a very late lunch and just quit for the day. have the fireplace going, he threw wood in the outdoor wood stove and is snoozing on the couch. DS bought another property so we both ended up putting in a really long day there yesterday. Windows are out, new windows in and the entire front has been reframed and a really nice red brick color steel put up. The top part of the building is red brick with long skinny windows with the curved arch top. Look so cute. Going to make 4 2-bedroom apartments.
DS's wife went back to work today (maternity leave is over) she works the entire weekend so I will probably scoot that way tomorrow and give "dad" a break. Lindy is doing great, growing like a little weed, smiling and trying to roll already! Luke just adores her.

crazy weather going on all over the country....be safe everyone
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Brenda - I'm hoping to find a sunflower yellow dress!

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Hello girls!

Been running this past week - have had sick grandkids so helping out there and trying to stay healthy! So far Don and I have not been sick so lets hope it stays that way. Weather has been gorgeous this past 2 weeks - snow melting and water running! Spent 2 days trenching and getting culverts to open on the driveway ... think we may need to put another one in this summer as the curve keeps flooding...Cooler this week but still nice! Even 20's is good with me! Not much snow left.

Spent yesterday in Grand Forks with daughter Adrian - she just needed a mama's day..even made me lunch! Chicken and greens beans and pineapple..did a little grocery shopping then sat and had coffee and chatted for a couple of hours. She is thinking of going back to school for her masters in plant science. I hope things work out for her - her boyfriend Ian said he's going to buy her a ring this year so there's lots of planning and trying to figure out where they want to be - he lives in Fargo (about 70 miles south of her) and works in IT.

Wedding plans are going good - Hannah is getting better at making decisions and is leaning more my way on simplifying things...she had quite an elaborate memory garden going and has finally decided something simple would look better at the reception (thank goodness!). Main stress is the bar - do it our selves or hire - they want to do it ourselves and we think it would be better to hire ... maybe we'll go without! Food is done - meatballs/gravy, knephla soup, ham pinwheels, chocolate chip cookies and scotcharoo bars...oh and I think we are also doing a taco bar (my idea)! The caterer said give me your budget and we'll make it work.

Jeanette - I've been watching for my tulips and thankfully nothing up yet..we had high 50's and I was sure something would pop up...I'm just hoping we get no more snow! Not sure it will be early for us - lots of water around but this early thaw and freeze may help that out...Glad the kids could be home for a weekend!

Brenda - congrats grandma! Soo little! Hope things are going good, sounds like she is healthy.
Andrea is do in a couple of weeks? Glad Lisa got to see you - how is she doing?

Kare - how is Dwayne doing...sounds like you had quiet an ordeal at the hospital. Hope things are going better! How has your weather been?

Hello to everyone else checking in - DH has questions about paperwork so I'd better go help..

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I live in a town with 4 schools within a half hour. We've had openings galore so it shouldn't be a problem to find a job next spring.

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what a difference a day makes......cloudy gray and chilly. By normal standards a 42 degree Feb. morning would be wonderful, but we are spoiled by preceeding days.

Brenda....So happy to hear Lisa is doing well, I think of her so often! Good for both of you to meet up again! Can't believe Andreas due date is sneaking up quickly, then DIL shortly after that, right? Jen was just here til Monday morning but it was so great having her HOME, there is just something different when she is HERE. I will be going back to see her mid March and staying possibly till first part of April. I am working hard on the soul healing, it has really been a process for me. I have been setting some boundaries and expectations and focusing on me. Not in a selfish way, I just get so wrapped up in kids and helping them and making their life easier that I sometimes lose my path or it joins theirs in an unexpected way.Then I get SOOO bent out of shape and frustrated when the "other side" does nothing. Does that make sense? Have been processing a lot and am taking baby steps forward....some days I meet resistance from others but am figuring it out as I go. It is my baggage, I help and involve because I WANT TO and ENJOY but need to figure out how not to be frustrated when other side is treated differently, different "rules and expectations" Are you enjoying the home time verses being at work every day?. I would say retired, ha ha but that is such a loaded word. I honestly work harder now than I did with a full time (paying) job!
Kids have a couple houses picked out, new construction, so just waiting till a few loose ends are tied up. I encourage them to wait a bit, sell one of the Philly houses and get thru the Wharton graduation in May. Way to much going on! (so much for a quiet year, I planned emoticon )

Dianne...Is it still Winter up there? My dang daylilies are up about 3 inches and have buds on a couple of the lilac bushes, bad news there......in the 20's over the weekend! Will you guys be an early Spring (field work) or no signs yet? Think we will be early but having said that out loud we will probably get a late April snowstorm,LOL

Kare.....How are you doing this week? Any plans to see your daughter soon? Is Dwayne doing better?

Samantha, Cheryl...Hope your week is going well!

DaisyChick....do you live in a larger city where there are employment options for going back part time in the school or library system. Know some of the smaller schools have such limited budgets. Grandson is participating in a library sponsored event, 1000 books before kindergarten. of course this is books read to them, and at every 100 I think they get a little reward sticker or something. He is a little bookworm so perfect for him! What are some of your favorite childrens books?

have to finish up some bookwork for rentals, and pay a couple bills so better get moving so I don't miss the mailman!

Have a peaceful day!


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Yes I do love Kindergarten. Wouldn't mind doing something not fulltime in classroom. Would love library too since it's my minor. Hoping to buy an elliptical soon to help husband join weight loss train.

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Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all....

Lisa and I had a fabulous weekend.....Friday we just made dinner had a few drinks and visited...Saturday we took our trip to the beach (got my very first speeding ticket trying to hurry to get Aiyden to the bathroom...lol ) Sunday we took her to the river walk by us which is just a beautiful walking path....then up to a store called 201 Central...you can find any and every kind of beer, wine and foods there...she loved it!!!! She headed back home first thing Monday morning ....got home to grey skies...we still had beautiful blue here.

We had a little rain come thru last night but it's gone already and now it's nice out...little cloudy buy nice....our temps have been great...70's pushing 80's soon....I'm loving it!!!!

Jeanette....YEAH for having family around I know that is SO good for your soul.....are you feeling a little better with where life is taking you these days? How long will Jenn be there? Have they found a house yet?


Dianne....the wedding colors sound so pretty....have you started looking at dresses yet?? What color will you wear?

Kare....sounds like quite the ordeal with Dwayne and the hospital ...I bet it felt good to get into your own bed!!!! When will they have answers if any?

Cori.....hope Florida is still treating you great!!! We'll have to take a trip that direction one day and come say hi...we're hoping for Disney next year again.

Daisy....I love working with the younger kids ...I was a teacher's assistant in a kindergarten class for 5 years along with be a hairstylist too....I was divorced at that time so worked the 2 jobs to make ends meet:) We just recently moved to SC from Ohio so now I'm staying home and caring for my grandbabies....we have 2 more Granddaughters coming in March...that will be #17 & #18 for us.

Samantha....your blended family sounds a lot like ours....Love having such a large family.

Cheryl..welcome.....I've been on the weightloss roller coaster for years....I have been with Spark for a long time and this little group have become like family to me.....I had lost and then gained and last January I started a new program called Omnitrition and lost 82 lbs...I still have about 20-30 I'd like to lose....so I'll be starting again this coming weekend....You will LOVE the support you find here.

This weekend we're supposed to go visit Jim's uncle Bill...but now Jim might have to go to Baltimore for work so we're in limbo until tomorrow sometime. His Uncle is only an hour and a half from here....we don't want to be very far from home since Andrea's baby is due March 13th but this is her third so ofcourse she could go any time.

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

Hugs,
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Good morning
Last of the "record breaking temperature" days so heading back outdoors soon. Got up at 4, had coffee with DH before he left to work at new property. They are taking huge plate glass windows out and putting new energy efficient smaller ones in. I worked at the other house yesterday and loaded the last of upstairs furniture, have a few things to organize today then will haul the load to auction house tomorrow. That property is moving along nicely, we have painted interior, have cupboards ordered, tile for floor and tub/showers picked out and floor prepped for installation, new shower enclosure is built and tub in other bath installed. It is so exciting to see it all taking shape!!

Daisy....how fun being involved with the education of all those little kids! My grandson is approaching 4 ( May) and I love watching him learn and absorb, he counts to 40 and is starting to read a bit, spells his name and some basic words. I am just constantly amazed by how much a young child can be taught! Kids are so curious and eager to learn when young!
How are you doing this week with food intake and water?

Cheryl.....so sorry to hear of the death of your family member! Grieving takes its toll on our mental and physical health. I lost my 24 year old nephew in October then my best friend died in November from lung cancer. I am just starting to come out of the funk! take care of yourself, and don't give up on your goal! We are here to help if we can. Great place to vent!

Brenda....How are grandbabies doing? avoiding all the flu crap going around? Hope your week is going well!

gotta run, dog barking.. someone pulling in drive
have a blessed day everyone!!
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Is in total brain fog..... 8 hour drive round trip that started at 130 this morning.... Just woke up.... Omgbwrs.... Uggggh k can't think can barely move...

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Thanks for the interest. I've taught Reading, 2nd grade, preschool, but my favorite is Kindergarten. Been off since 2010 when the oldest was born.

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good afternoon,
I did not follow any sort of exercise or diet plan this weekend. I had a death in the family and was out of town. getting a meal where you can is not a time to be choosy. and eating at restaurants ordering what you believe to be healthy is hit or miss you really don't know how it is cooked and with what, plus my anxiety wants to be fed. emoticon
I haven't made any goals I haven't weighed in. since I have been home I have mostly been sleeping.
will do better soon.

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Good morning....
had a great "family weekend" 2 of 3 children here and grandbabies. was in mid 70's so we played outdoors for 2 days. Closest thing we did to work was cut down a tree and clean it up.
Went for 4 wheeler ride to the back of the timber ( my favorite spot) grilled steaks and made beautiful arugula and spinach salads with lots of fresh veggies. Unfortunately time flew and everybody back to work and their own homes, but no complaints a weekend is better than no days!!

Samantha...good job resisting that mint ding dong!! believe it or not further down the journey road you will question how something like that ever tempted you. There is no food that taste as good as being a healthy weight FEELS!

Daisy...how fun to have little children around, I miss it so much! My youngest baby is 30!
(I am one of the oldest here, never left after I turned 50) emoticon
What grade/subject did you teach?

Cheryl...How did your weekend go? Did you set some small goals and achieve? Mine was to improve my water and veggie intake! This week I am working on 10000 steps per day!
The hardest part of this journey is sometimes taking time to do things for yourself! It was definitely part of the "finding myself" again. Just start small and keep moving forward!!

Kare....How did the weekend go for Dwayne? Hope the doctors were able to resolve his seizures, or alleviate the frequency. You are such an amazingly strong woman! with all going on in your life how are you doing taking care of yourself? When I get stressed in life, my mental health is the first thing to go because I stop doing what is good for me, including exercise and eating well,,,,

Dianne....What are you working on for projects (repurpose)? Bet you girls enjoyed your lunch together and wedding shopping!

Brenda... How was your weekend getaway to the beach, did you get to see Lisa? Gosh I wish she would come back here! Where does your next adventure take you?

Cori...Hope you and Mike are doing well, and your health is in healing mode! Miss you!

Nettie, Tina, Denise...wishing you all blessings in life, I know I can speak for everyone, we miss you ladies!

Blessings
jeanette

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I said no..... I just kept fixing salmon patties and didn't eat any... 😀....

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Mmmmm mint ding dong...right to the hips-oh no!

With God, ALL things are possible-Daisy*chick

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Yay me".... I said no to a mint ding dong.... I instead waited and had lunch ... not a snack of junk

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Mental note... Breakfast.....

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Hello all. I'm a late to the party mommy at 43. Have adorable 3 and 7 old girls. Staying home til youngest is in Kindergarten. Will go back to work as teacher hopefully then. Been married for 10 years. Just celebrated our anniversary.

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My fun morning.... But got truck back ..so gym later for strength workout

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Kare......((HUGS)) prayers and healing thoughts to Dwayne, and you. I hope they find what is causing the seizures and get it under control,

Dianne...oh I love blue and yellow, that will be sooo pretty for September wedding.
Hey just a thought on minister, when YDS got married at the winery, we actually located a chaplain on line. he met with us, gave us lots of options for wording of vows and verses. Watch for one in the close proximity to the wedding because some do charge travel time or mileage, but still a great option. good luck in your search!! Your trip in July sounds great!!! I have heard really good things about that area, don't forget to pack the camera!

Brenda,,, Excited for you that you get to see Lisa. Have fun at the beach!! Give her a big hug from me and Al. We miss you all!

Cherylanne.... Welcome!! You have found a great place for support on your weight loss journey. We are all in different stages in our journey, but started right where you are, seeking change and support from others with the same goal and mindset!

Samantha....Good job on your 8 pounds gone, keep moving and making good choices. Small steps add up to good things! welcome to our group.

I am taking the week off from other projects and getting things done at my house. Have been neglecting things here because of new properties this past year and I think that is where part of my stress is coming from. Today I tore my kitchen apart and cleaned from top to bottom, just have ceiling fans left, Did the bathroom yesterday, cleaning all cupboards and drawers as I go too. Did living room on Monday. tomorrow I head upstairs and hit guest bedroom (Jen coming home for weekend) Friday going to run errands and get haircut. Jen flies in late Friday and leaves early Monday, but thrilled she is here for 2 days! Weather is supposed to be beautiful, in the low 60's so hoping to get some outdoor time in!

How is everyone doing getting their water in each day?

sleep well ladies!
jeanette

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That I do.... But only the teens at home now.... Still some keep me running ..lolm

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Samantha - quite a family you have there! I have 3 bio kids and 4 step...6 step grandkids....we farm in ND - we're here to support you on your journey!

Dianne

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Welcome Cherylanne! I put on 30 lbs in the past 4 years and can happy say that this past year I have lost almost 30....it's a struggle! But I decided I needed to do this or me as my arthritis was getting bad and my cholesterol was too high....I got a good meal plan and I exercise for 3-45 minutes (pretty much) every day. Elliptical, bike and weights...different things every day so I don't get bored. You can do this!

Jeanette - Your getaway sounds so relaxing! Sometimes we need to just sit and think about what we want...we get so busy in our lives. Kids' wedding is September 2 in Bismarck - her colors are blue and sunflower yellow - for the reception to wants pokemons included in the decorations which was pretty easy to do - we have so many cute things it's hard to decided! Slowly things are getting settled - biggest thing is who is going to officiate! They cannot find a pastor - one option is Adrian is certified to marry people - somehow I'd feel better having a pastor but I we do have plan B if needed! We're hoping for an outdoor wedding but there is a church there that we can quick rent if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Guys are hauling wheat for a neighbor that pasted away a few months ago - his daughters do not live here but Don has been in contact with them and is helping them out with the farm. He was a widower and his equipment was old so not worth a whole lot..sad to see it just sit though as some of the tractors are worth something. I have a feeling if they decide to sell the homestead we may put in an offer. We are renting the land from them.

Planning our summer motorcycle trip - going with oldest DS and his wife to Glacier National Park - first week of July...not looking forward to the traffic but the timing works for them to take extra days over the holiday. Sent for info on the park as I always like to research where we're going and whats there to do. DH just shakes his head at me - but I said I will put off until May to start packing...lol...

Banana bread in the over so I'd better close or it'll be over done! Have a great evening!

Dianne

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Hi, I am happily married. I have an adult son. I am doing my best to put one foot in front of the other to loose 80 pounds that I have gained over the last 7+ years. I just want to feel good and be able to do activities without struggling.
My plan is to control diet and begin to move.

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Ummmm lets see... I'm on my second marriage... I have 1 bio daughter and 11 (2 have passed at birth) step kids.. everyone ranges in age from 14-29.... I have 12 grandkids (2 bio rest step.. 1 has passed also) with on the way.. I Home School the two youngest ones they are 14 & 15 (I refer to them as the teens ) .... And I'm working on losing between 60-80 pounds... Healthy and the right way.. Not fads or quick fast diets that don't stick...

Hubby ... Well (yes you can be upset with him too) doesn't work out with me for .. (uggggh) he hasn't gained more then 5 Sen he graduated high school in 89!!!!!!! .... Plus he works as a cook and when he kept track his stepson a light day he had over 25000 steps....

Yeah that's me

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Good morning & Happy Wednesday to you all ....

Little rainy here this morning but clearing out soon ..hoping to get a walk in:)

Kare ...I sure hope they get Dwayne's seizures under control ...poor thing :(

Samantha ....Welcome to you ....tell us a little about yourself ...happy to have you here :)

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!

Hugs,
Brenda

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I think I found everyone!!!! emoticon

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Wow what a week and it's only Tuesday. Dwayne has had 3 seizures since Saturday so after talking to the neurologist today, he is probably going to the hospital on Thursday for the weekend for a video EEG. He's been on the waiting list but they have bumped him up. I am very disappointed that it's landing on the weekend he's supposed to go to respite, but what can you do? I'll know more tomorrow once the hospital calls with the details...

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