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6/3/13 5:02 P

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I too have been negligent with the posting. Been letting GD do her homework on the computer and everything else she does too.

Weather here has been perfect again. Getting some weed eating done. No big trees though.

Loved the pollinator video. Even the flies looked beautiful.

Made roasted veggies for lunch and dinner. They are yummy and so easy to make. I should do this more often. allrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-vegeta
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I used my own veggies that I had on hand including kale and cabbage and vinegar and oil, then, I used garlic salt and parmesan cheese. Yummm....



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6/3/13 2:38 P

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Oh my, I guess I hadn't posted here in a while....I have been outside a lot and watching the TV with all of these darn tornados too...It is just sooo sad with all that is going on lately with this weather and now the fires too....

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6/3/13 11:03 A

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emoticon Good Morning Team...
I am sore BUT not as sore as I would imagine after so much time in the last two days working outside.guess while I am using muscles I usually don't use I am kinda like a car and burning away the carbon from my system..and while I enjoy being in my gardens I really want to get to the gym and in the pool for some nice less impact on my body exercise. Have a lot of tree branches to deal with emoticon before I do that.

Our felling trees is just the end result of insects, disease as secondary causes of drought for years. Trees become attractive to both when stressed and drought is a stressor. Check my page to see my windbreak...I removed two pines that grew between my black hills spruce and blue spruce.
I hope to put a fairy house, or two in their place and move some hostas there to make a shade glen.

Hi Ho Hi Ho It's back to work I go! emoticon


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emoticon 330 minutes or 5-1/2 hours felling trees, removing branches, hauling , not done but trees down. emoticon emoticon

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If you never knew what goes on in the garden emoticon when you aren't emoticon paying attention. emoticon Watch this - some of the finest photography you will ever see. P.S. we need pollinators.
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5/26/13 12:14 P

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sounds like you are going to have a lovely party. Fresh squeezed lemonade.....yummmm......

Weather here is like yesterday so far. We are having sun breaks. Buddy needs a bath too, but not sure I am going to bother with it. Need to get some allergy pills for Rocco.

CPAP machine is behaving itself.

Going to help DD clean shop this morning, then call DH to see if he is up to company.



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BBQ is sitting in the refrigerator along with the eggs, chopped onions & celery for the potato salad. I will bake cupcakes today, squeeze the lemons for lemonade, make the cole slaw and clean the floors, vacuum and bath the dog....NOT in that order! emoticon

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5/26/13 8:31 A

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Good morning Cathy and Dusty, It is sunny here and only 39. No rain in site yet, but they are calling for it later today. We don't really have any plans for the long weekend, but sitting around and enjoying our just cut grass...

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5/25/13 11:20 P

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Dusty, great gardening. At least the winds will whip your clothes dry if not right off the line and into the next county.

Pleasant day here. Clouds and blue skies, but dry and about 64 degrees.

Took GD out for Pizza for her b-day on Monday.



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I am adjusting my plans per the weather...so I washed & hung our summer clothes on the line and worked in the garden the past two days...today overcast with rain so I went shopping for Memorial Day and since we had a let up in the rain but it is due back tomorrow....we are grilling the meat now and will re-heat it since blustery up to 40 mph winds and rain forecast for Memorial day! I will make the cupcakes & potato salad tomorrow and then it should be fairly easy preparation left for Monday.

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5/25/13 11:25 A

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Cathy, I'll give that a try here and see how I do...It is everything I like too..Thanks

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Yesterday and today it didn't rain.....so yesterday I washed and hung on the clothesline all our summer clothes...now rain expected for the next four days and so.... emoticon emoticon emoticon 390 minutes gardening emoticon

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5/24/13 1:09 P

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Hinting about your Birthday???????lol

I really can't say enough for eating clean for three days. Eat as much as you want, of non-processed foods. I shook off a four pound error eating, veggies, fish, fruit and sweet potatoes and oatmeal. Again, I ate as much as I wanted. Avoid wheat products for those three days. Best of luck with this.

Still cloudy, but stopped raining.



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5/24/13 10:11 A

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We have a nice cool sunny day here this morning. We don't have too much going on here for the long weekend. If the grass ever dries out, we can cut it LOL..

I had to go ahead and tell my DH that it is only 7 months till Christmas eve...I thought he was going to faint LOL...

It would be so nice to get some of this weight off in 7 months LOL....I just can't seem to get it right. I don't eat any thing wrong for around a week or so, and no weight is coming off....I think I am not eating enough...

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5/23/13 12:50 P

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I usually ask. Walgreens accepts it, but now it is more complicated now. You get credit for scanning it and then get rebates in the e-mail.

Raining like a monsoon out there today. Suppose to do this a couple more days and then we are due for showers with sun breaks for the weekend. Wish I had gotten my garden started. It would be doing so well now.







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5/22/13 6:13 P

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Cathy, I keep struggling here too to lose weight. I am the same now for over three years...

I didn't know that the AARP card could be used in different places. I did know that it could be used on glasses at Shopko tho

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The AARP card works good for a lot of discounts too.

Quiet day at the shop yesterday. Writing class was great as usual. I continue to feel inspired.

Glad you got some rain. We are covered in grey clouds and drizzle for the whole week. We needed it too, so not complaining.

Struggling with food since Biggest Loser is over. Need to do something new and different to not gain back what I lost. Wish I could just eat right to honor God. Think maybe, I will pray about it.



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We woke up to some rain this morning. We do need it tho...Just a nice light rain...

Not much going on here right now. My DH is still trying to find the right security camera for our house. It looks like he might have it right now. We just can't have the wireless kind. Too many things try to control it...Like the remote for the TV LOL...His pretend barking dog..When the dog would bark, the cameras would go off....

Now we are watching for the Weber grill go on sale for the Memorial Day sale. If not, we do have a 10% coupon and did you know that you can actually use a Military card for a 10% discount too?

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5/21/13 11:03 A

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Cathy, It sounds like you had one wonderful/beautiful time. You have to take out time for just YOU too....

We had some high winds and thunder and lightning here last night. No damage at all tho. The flowers can use the rain...If it is at night, fine with me...

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5/20/13 7:39 P

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70* here and perfect weather. My friend that spent most of the winter in a cast and I went to her doctors this morning and then drove into the Gorge. The rhodies were blooming, and there were not a lot of tourists out yet early on a Monday morning. The falls were beautiful. We took lots of pictures and did a little historical research.



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5/19/13 6:48 P

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Well, it happened again in two months now..no Priest showed up for Sat night Mass. We once again just sat there for around 20 min or so...Everyone was just so quiet and no one spoke out at all...

Some whispering tho LOL....

Today is our last day of nice weather they are saying on TV. Than rain for four days ahead...We had better get out there and enjoy this!!!!

All of the outside things are out now and all of the flowers planted..Oh yes, 20 little goldfish in the pond too....

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5/19/13 12:21 P

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It seems odd that a priest missed Saturday night mass w/o making arrangements for at least a lay person or nun to address the group. Do you have a big church? There are about 5 different people in our church that would get up and take over the service. Maybe that is why we have Lay Sundays, to help train others in an emergency. We are getting a new minister in July. The current one has been here nine years. It doesn't seem that long. He started a month before my Mom passed away. Of course I have not been going to church in the last three years. Something is still holding me back. I think resentment at being ignored when I was sick and requesting prayers for Tom.



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Cathy, We got a new recliner last year on Feb 29th LOL...My DH was so afraid of me falling out of my rocker when I would fall asleep watching TV...

Well, it happened again in two months now..no Priest showed up for Sat night Mass. We once again just sat there for around 20 min or so...Everyone was just so quiet and no one spoke out at all...

Some whispering tho LOL....

Today is our last day of nice weather they are saying on TV. Than rain for four days ahead...We had better get out there and enjoy this!!!!

All of the outside things are out now and all of the flowers planted..Oh yes, 20 little goldfish in the pond too....

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5/18/13 3:51 P

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This machine is four years old. The old one is over 10 years old. It is less complex, so less to go wrong. I want a recliner. That really is a good solution for power outages. I keep exercising the palate and hope that not eating before bed will help if the power goes out. Also, Buddy will wake me. He did when my pressure was wrong last time.

So far the machine seems to be working fine other than the two incidents of alarms.



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Cathy, I sure hope your machine is going to be alright now. I know when we got mine, there was only a two year warranty....It is over that now. I worry a lot too if the power goes out...I know I can sit in our recliner LOL...

It is a lot colder here today and gloomy. I will take it if the weather is nice for this weekend for the working people...

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I have always said it takes two people to make a marriage work and only one to break it. Think that is why Hubby #3 and I are still together. He at least makes somewhat of an effort. The other two walked out when they got bored. Hard to keep someone who won't stay.

Our marriage has had some major downs due to his depression, drug use and PTSD, but there have been some glorious highs also. I think that sustains me. I just know I can't take care of him due to my own health any more.

My machine went beeping crazy for about 5 minutes last night, after I checked the water, then settled down. I pray it is nothing important. The good news is I still own my original machine. I have not been able to give it away, so I do have a back up if needed.





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Cathy, Our kids wanted to send us to Hawaii for our 50th anniversary, but Ken doesn't travel well. He has a bad neck injury from work and hasn't been able to work since he was 44..so, I got a live in friend over night LOL...We have been so close since he has been home with me...I guess, a couple either falls apart when such bad things happen, or grow very close like Ken & I did.

Our youngest DD got her first pair of glasses in first grade too...

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5/16/13 1:31 P

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That was about the time of the screenings for first grade. They put me in glasses.

You were a young bride. A lot of good years. I am so happy for you.
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Did you go to Hawaii?



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5/15/13 8:48 P

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Cathy, We were married on the same day that Hawaii became a state. Aug 21, 1959

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5/13/13 3:59 P

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I love Shepherds hooks. They can be so arty. It rained and know the sun is shining. It does feel like Hawaii. We needed the rain. It is so pretty here.

Had a nice Mother's Day at DS and DIL's.



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We had a nice day here yesterday too. My DS and DGS called me for Mother's day. That means more to me that any gift can. My DS felt so bad that he forgot to order me flowers. I told him that if he didn't mind, I would take some money out of his account and get some nice new tennis shoes instead. (They last longer than flowers anyway LOL)

We cut our grass today and than my DH put up the Shepard thing that you hang the flowers on. He had found these iron rods on our walks this winter. I think they were used during the winter so the men would know where the curbs were. They were now thrown all over the lots...He took them and put them together and boy it is ever nice and sturdy....

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5/12/13 11:54 P

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Happy Mother's Day to you too. GD and I went to DS and DIL's for dinner with her parents, and my ex and his wife and her daughter and SIL. My DD worked and was going to join us, but chose to go home and go to bed instead. She was tired. It was a nice day, but I overate.

However, I did spend and hour and a half weed eating. I have new arm muscles and no cfs.



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Happy Mothers day, Cathy!!! We are going to this really nice restaurant for brunch with our DD, SIL, his mom and our DGD and her boyfriend. It is at 10, so it will be our main meal LOL...

They like to go there because they can have drinks too. My DH and I never drink...

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5/11/13 4:41 P

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brrr.... A hot one here thank goodness.

Heading to writers guild in a few. Looking forward to it. I haven't been in months. DD is watching the shop.



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Cathy, It just seems like once we get the yard cut, it is time to edge it once again LOL...Than off to wedding once again...It just never seems to be all caught up at one time...I guess that is what keeps us going on each day, right?

We do have some sun here this morning but only 45 here.

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Neighbor lent me their electric weedeater, so I spent some time working on the back yard. I have to finish it tomorrow as the rain starts again on Sunday. It has been some glorious weather, but the well needs some water. So do the plants.



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We had a quiet day here. Cooler here and damp. But, I guess we need some of these days too to get the flowers growing.



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yes, the intern is a high school student working the shop to get credit for her business class. DD straightened her out today and the girl is in love with my DD. She was a model employee.


another fine day in Oregon. GD made a pizza shaped like the US this evening for dinner. I am the lucky Gma.



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Cathy, I am not sure what you mean about the new intern...Is it at your work with your DD?

We got rain here this afternoon...You guessed it LOL..The dumb neighbor next door went camping in the rain once again for this weekend...How dumb can you get!!

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Book Club was great too. We read The Orchardist so food included dried fruit, mini apple pies, biscuits and a chicken salad all on red gingham paper plates. Food from the 1890's with an orchard theme. Also lovely.


Had problems with the new intern today. She practically wears me out. DD is going to talk to her tomorrow.



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Cathy, That is such good news to hear that you have lost that much weight!! I am struggling at around 200-195 here too...I had lost 8 lbs during Lent and now have to try and keep it off.



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Another pleasant day. All the rhodies are blooming now. Everything looks spectacular. I need to get to some nurseries to enjoy the flower shows.

Tonight was the final weigh in at Biggest Loser. I knew I wasn't in the top ten, but asked what my standing was last weigh in. I was 34th out of 200. Not bad and I shed the 20 pounds I gained last year. I am sitting right at 200 again. Now to break that plateau.

Writing group was fun and funny tonight. What a great group of women.



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Cathy, It seems like things are going to well for you now. Even got new shoes,,,good for you..

We had another nice day here today. It has been nice since last Sat...We cut the grass today and yup, it is very dry..we need some rain now....

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When I was sick and depressed, I still had to have my daily bath and meditation, but it was often late before I got to it. Then, I would just throw clean jammies back on.

I went shopping for me yesterday too and got new shoes and a top and also picked up gifts for DD and DIL for Mother's day. One a wrought iron decorative dress form for her shop. It is little and for hanging jewelry on and the other a wind chime for their back yard. It has an elephant on it.



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Cathy, That is just so sad about your hubby. I know when I was depressed some years ago, that was the last thing I wanted to do was either change my clothes each day or try to think of what to wear either.

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Sometimes waiting makes the movie more sweet.

visited DH yesterday. He seemed worse. He hadn't changed his clothes in a week. His niece let me know she couldn't get him to take a bath since she moved in. I offered to help him. He declined the bath, but did change all his clothes. He is so frail. He looks like a curled up version of the people in the holocaust photos. He was more edgy yesterday too, but seemed to enjoy my visit. His brain wasn't as sharp as last weekend, but better than most visits last winter.

Picked up GD from her cousin's and took her to DS with me. She didn't want to go to the fountain in the park. She finds crowds of unorganized people stressful, so she stayed at DS's house be herself. (It is a beautiful home, I don't blame her.) We went down to the waterfront next to the Cinco De Mayo festival braved the crowds and played in the fountain. It was a perfect day.

I thought DD was off today and I would be fighting for the computer. She is gone this morning. So, I have done my exercises, ten minutes of gardening and now going to catch up on mail and writing and then, I think I will clean for an hour and spend the rest of the day either driving Buddy to the beach or gardening. Wonder what the weather is like on the Pacific. I will let you know.



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5/5/13 8:54 A

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Morning Kathy, It is nice to see your post today....We are going to be going to breakfast with our DD, SIL and DGD soon as it is my hubby's birthday...It is nice and sunny here today so that is a good way to start the day too...

I am glad that the family is sharing the computer with you LOL. Sometimes it is best to let them use it too as you said. You now get to walk more this way...

We haven't been to a movie in such a long time. Ken really doesn't like to sit for very long with his back neck. I guess, I have just learned to wait until things come on TV if and when they do....Just a small thing for me to have to do I guess LOL...

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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,341
5/5/13 3:08 A

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I am so glad it was just pink eye and food poisoning and that your DS is relatively safe.

I have the only working computer in the house now, so both DD and GD are using it. Doesn't give me much time to get caught up. On the other hand, Buddy and I are taking longer walks, doing more errands and got the car washed. I have also been writing more. That has been nice.

Saw Iron Man 3 tonight. The Tony Stark character is funny. The special effects were brilliant. Not sure it won't be just as good on Amazon prime in six months, but I wanted to see it on the big screen.





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GRAMSIECAKES2's Photo GRAMSIECAKES2 Posts: 17,951
5/4/13 9:47 A

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Cathy, Just letting you know that I am thinking of you. We had rain for a few days here after having such beautiful weather for the beginning of the week. I guess it has to be this way for the flowers to grow too...

I have been doing well again on my eating. We had been worried about our DS as we hadn't heard from him in over two weeks. Than with that bombing going on in Boston, we began to worry more. Than I eat!!!

He did get in contact with us and said he had food poisoning for three days. He and the dr think it might have been the microwave popcorn with butter...He than had pink eye too...Poor guy and than so far away from us too....

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GRAMSIECAKES2's Photo GRAMSIECAKES2 Posts: 17,951
5/1/13 9:49 A

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Cathy, It is so nice to hear that you are having nice weather at your door steps too....

I lost 8 lbs during Lent and haven't lost any since. I had to get serious once again. It is easier now with me getting outside more too....I eat when I am bored/not always hungry....

We broke a record here yesterday with the high at 85. We also broke a record with the most rainiest month in April too...They are getting snow in NE where our DDG lives...Yikes...In upper MI once again too...Poor DD's....

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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,341
4/30/13 1:06 P

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Sun and warm through next weekend. I put the dogs out in the yard this morning and stayed with them, so ended up pulling weeds around the blueberry plants. They look good. I kind of want to relocate them while they are still inside the straw bale. This is a perfect week to garden.
Grateful, I am feeling good.



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4/30/13 9:01 A

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Cathy, I didn't get an e-mail for this site either and had to go hunt it down...

We are going to have temperatures in the lower 80's here today and than rain....I guess it is ok as we had around 5 nice days in a row...

We did a lot of yard work. A little of this and a little of that...Just sprucing things up some outside...

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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,341
4/29/13 10:19 P

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She still participates in the caregiver team. I think that is the only Spark Team. She also responds to spark mail. She is still as lovely as ever. Sometimes people just need breaks. My excuse is the same one. I did not get an e-mail alert for this thread. So I went hunting it down today.

Had a lovely weekend. More later. Turning computer over to granddaughter.



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4/29/13 12:36 P

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Cathy, I haven't seen you posting now for some days. I do hope all is well with you and your family....The weather has been so nice here now since last Thurs and we have been busy in the yard. I hope that is what you are doing too...Take care my friend...

I did see on Facebook where Barbara that used to on here had a birthday last week. She looks very well in her pictures. I miss her a lot on here...

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4/22/13 6:36 P

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We had a nice sunny day here too. It is still 59 but the wind off of the lake sure makes it feel cooler. But, than we at least have the sun. Our two DD's in upper MI are getting hit once again with a snow storm...One getting about 12-16"of snow over night...

I see where the gas went up here from 3.45 to 3.79 over night...

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4/21/13 2:52 P

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It has been mild with rain at night the last few days, but we are expecting sun tomorrow unless the forecast changes again.

I was pill free yesterday till 3am in the morning. I think I am making progress. Hurt like a son of a gun this morning, but did stretches and took a warm bath. Feeling better. Changed sheets and flipped mattress to see if that would help.

I am going to call DH in a little bit. I can't really afford the gas to drive up, so hanging close to home. Hope to get some more cleaning done on the garage. I think once I get that place to my liking then I will be ready to make other necessary changes for the better too. I can think more about financial comfort and my goal to get a motor home or travel trailer and how I can afford that. Life is full of wonderful opportunities and my heart feels open to them today.

Hope your Sunday is also blessed.



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4/21/13 12:08 P

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Cathy, Oh how true it is that stress is hard on anyone, than again our diet LOL...I hadn't gained any of this weight until my DS went into the Air Force. Than he goes back over to Afghanistan for the last five years....I know he loves what he is doing and that does give me some comfort...

Some of our rivers here about 30 miles west of us and have over the dams too. One dam even broke now and the residents had to get out of their homes.

We do have sun day here. Our two DD's in upper MI are really getting hit once again with snow. When will spring ever get here....

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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,341
4/18/13 1:47 P

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Praying for the people in the flooding, in Boston and in Texas.

My back was a mess last night. All I can think is I did not walk Buddy. Need to do that more today. Also, need to remember all my supplements. Think I may have eaten too much sugar yesterday too.

Juicing today so expect great improvement.

Stress is hard on diets. Much easier when one is happy, pain free and energetic.



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4/18/13 8:57 A

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Cathy, I did so well years ago right after I had my hysterectomy. I just wasn't going to gain any weight...

Did very well until my DH got hurt at work and I guess I just started eating as we had no control over what the big company was doing to my DH at the time.

Also, so many of my friends would just look at me so strangely when I didn't want any sugar...So, it was just easier to join them than have them "picking" on me all of the time....I get that a lot yet when we eat out and don't want dessert...Just leave me alone LOL

We got three inches of rain here just yesterday. So many river banks are going over now...The poor people have worked so hard to get their homes...

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4/17/13 1:42 P

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I started Lent about the time I started SP. At first it was just one week of going sugar free. This year I did Biggest Loser in conjunction with it. All is not perfection, but finding it easier every year to care for my body in the way God intended.





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Cathy, Good for you doing so well with your weight loss. I had lost 8 lbs during Lent and than found three lbs back.....I can do so well during Lent...I guess that has been drummed into our heads so much that it sticks LOL...

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