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7/23/14 8:56 A

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Hey everyone. Glad to see you are all doing better.
Babysitting is tiring me out and back really does not like me picking little one up. The older ones are really not much help unless I yell and I really do not like doing that. Sometimes I can bribe them with getting to play on xbox. LOL
A new caregiver:
1) Try to remember time for your self to breathe and relax.
2) Try to think about what it would be like if you were in the shoes of the one you are giving care too.
3) If they have memory issues, understand in most cases it is as frustrating to them as it is to you. They do not do things to up set you, they just do not remember..
4) LOVE, KINDNESS go a long way..
5) You are not alone. There are a lot of us out there.
6) Almost forgot: redirect!

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7/20/14 11:28 P

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Annie, congratulations on being a free woman again. How's the hip doing?
Jeanine, how's the house sale coming?
MOKAY, how's the babysitting going?
Welcome to our new members!

Sorry for being AWOL again, this is our busy season at the farm and I'm driving son to college classes four days a week plus a weekend job. I'm looking forward to his getting his license, although definitely not looking forward to the driving lessons.

I have a question for everyone. If you were going to give advice to a new caregiver, what would you say?

Judy
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7/20/14 9:05 P

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Mokay, some of the great grandkids were here today...three under the age of three! We also have two six year old great grandchildren who visit regularly. They wear me out. When they visit, there are other adults here, like a parent or grandmother and my sister. I can imagine how tiring it must be for you. .Aer the 13 year olds a help with the younger children?

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7/18/14 9:30 A

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I can imagine being on the other side of care giving is a strange feeling. I am glad you are mending well and hope soon you do not need the walker.
Myself, caring for 4 grandchildren 5 days a week and 4 of them for 6 days is just taking its toll on this old granny. Next friday and saturday will have 6, my granddaughters step sister is in need a of someone to baby sit her so this granny was volunteered, just wish my daughter had ask before she said I could do it. Ages will be from 1 yrs, 5 yrs, 10 yrs and twin 13 yr olds. From 7 am till around 6 or 7 pm. I am so worried it is going to take way to much out of me. But I will get though it with Gods help.

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7/18/14 8:55 A

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Checking in. It looks like a beautiful Summer day here in Michigan. We had a safe trip to the Upper Peninsula .I didn't fall this time, ha! This week I drove for the first time in a couple months. Home physical therapy and occupational therapy have discharged me. I expect that the nurse will also discharge me from her services when she comes today. I am a FREE woman again...albeit a little slow, using the walker. I am taking a few steps around the house without it. I'll miss the bath aide. She is very professional and so sweet. It's been a different experience to be the one needing caregivers.

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7/3/14 4:39 P

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I am making better progress, recuperating from a broken hip. Still can't drive. I haven't been out of the house in weeks. Therapy is helping me slowly transition off the walker. I'm working towards moving from the hospital bed to my own bed. At this point my shoulder hurts much more than my hip, and keeps me awake at night. I am so glad this didn't happen when I was taking care of my folks.

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7/2/14 2:39 P

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Sorry I haven't posted lately but things here are going wild. My nephew and his wife sold their house and now the people who were going to buy it but back out. The house they put an offer on those people accepted but might not go through. So they are stressed to the hilt and it has been crazy. I've been doing a lot but trying to help them and give them encouragement. So this week I decided to back off a bit and just call them on Friday and see how things are going. I'm not sure what to say or do. Hope everyone is doing well. I've actually been reading more and getting things ready to give away. Finally, making progress.

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6/20/14 10:12 A

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Sorry I am busy watching my 4 grandchildren. Twins that are 13, their brother 10 and my baby granddaughter 1. So as you can imagine, I am busy and very tired and sore. But I find, I really love to be a care giver, young or old it is a blessing. Not a lot of time on computer and more moving then I am use to. LOL Healthier eating, as I want to set a good example for the younger generation.

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6/19/14 11:20 P

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So what is everyone working on? I've been trying to get the wild elderberry flowers dried for winter cold season teas, and have had a few wild strawberries to nibble on, awesome! The best thing about wild food is that you expend so many calories to bring home healthy food that saves you even more calories, and while you're out there you're away from the refrigerator!

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6/16/14 11:20 P

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Is everyone else out busy planting too? Today I worked on rose syrup, got the last of two batches in the canner now. There's just nothing like a few tablespoons of rose nectar spooned over ice water to perk you up. I have those old-fashioned moss roses with the heavy perfume, the rose syrup tastes just like it smells, like drinking a cup of liquid summer of years gone by.

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6/6/14 6:46 P

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Annie, so glad to hear that you are mending. It is a joy to discover you are doing something that you couldn't do before. I'm glad you can concentrate on getting better.

It's lovely out, warm in the day, cool at night. What a delight.

Judy
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6/6/14 9:51 A

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Judy, that's hard and time consuming to do farming by hand. Farm machinery is so expensive.We paid way more than I hope to spend for a riding mower this year. Yes, it is a good kind of tired after working outdoors.

It's been three weeks since I broke my hip. I am so thankful for the progress I am making. One day it suddenly becomes easier to do something that was a struggle to do the weeks before. I still can't lift my legs into bed by myself. I think steps will be the last thing I have to conquer then. I've been through this after each hip surgery. I am so thankful I am not taking care of my folks now!

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SHELTER-PETS, so glad you had a good day with your dad. I think the ice cream was a perfect choice. It was the only thing that perked my mom up. She wasn't much interested in food in general, but she'd sure perk up when you said 'ice cream'.

ANNIE, how are you doing?

My apologies to everyone for being AWOL, it's spring planting season on the farm, and the cold weather has smashed haying into corn planting and sheep shearing. . .I'm feeling pretty ragged but we're making some progress. If you dad farmed, SHELTER-PETS, you know how busy he'd be this time of year. I'm doing a lot of the work by hand this year, instead of using machinery, and it's taking me forever. But, it feels good to know it's getting done, with or without the machinery. When stuff breaks down, you can either complain, or work around it. I'm choosing to work around it.

One thing after another has gone on the fritz, the one tractor tire got a slash in the sidewall, and it's only seen a few hours of work, it's practically new. We brought in some of the hay with just a walk-behind cutter bar, a garden rake, and a lot of bending and picking up. My feet ache, but it's a good ache. It's the kind that says we're making progress.

Hope to go see MIL tomorrow, she enjoys the visits. What's new with everyone else?

Judy
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Thank you, Shelter Pets. I have days when I think I'm making progress, and days when I hurt. I'm doing the home therapy and nursing now.

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emoticon Anniesadventure!

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Ice cream sounded like a good idea for your Dad.

I broke my hip while taking a short vacation in the U.P. a couple weeks ago. Home physical therapy starts tomorrow. I am hurting.

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He did have a great bday. A little down b/c he is feeling a little better and wants to drive the tractors more but my brother has to be careful and make sure he is not going to get hurt.

Saw him again yesterday and he was in better spirits. My brother said they had a talk and it helped;-)

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5/26/14 8:38 A

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Hey I think ice-cream is a good choice. But I believe it would be what you and your mom think. There are so many variables to this question. We must follow our hearts.
Hope he has a great birthday!

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I went ahead and got him ice cream. His birthday is today. I have two small children and it is hard to try to get to the tobacco store for him. I only do it when I take my mom out and she can stay with the kids in the car.

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Hey, I have a question. My dad has cancer, multiple myeloma, and his birthday is coming up this weekend. He's not been eating much and has stopped showing interest in anything really. He is tired all the time, but he is happy. I asked my mom what to buy for his birthday and she did not really know. I took my mom to the dentist yesterday and other stores and I picked up my dad chewing tobacco that he asked me to buy and so I did.

Is it okay to buy him chewing tobacco for his birthday? He has tried to quit but it was very hard on him. My mom says that he chews constantly now. Possibly because of pain, possibly because of boredom. He is a farmer and now he does not have the energy to do anything on the farm, so that knocks out all my present ideas that I got him in the past...

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5/11/14 4:39 P

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How did everyone's Mother's Day go? MIL was pleasant but confused.

Judy
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Sorry to hear that but glad she still seems happy.

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MIL's memory is getting worse, she thinks one of the nursing home residents is her daughter, and another one is a grandson. But she smiles, and laughs, and enjoys their company. She is happy to see us, even if she doesn't know how we fit into the family anymore. And that is a huge blessing.

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We've had several replies, including food tracking, exercise minutes, sleep, a little bit of everything. Thanks, MOKAY, for your input. Everyone else, you still have time to add your ideas.

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Pain relief. Working on getting it and hope soon to be able to get out and do some walking with grandchildren.
What are you all hoping to do/change/start?

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(Whistle shrieking)
Attention team members, we've all been in a spring daze, time to get back to work!
It's time for the May challenge, what would help you the most? Is it exercise minutes, getting enough sleep, healthy snacks, tracking your food, or something entirely different?

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The team blogs are back already, only instead of being in the right margin of every team page, they're only on the main team page. Click on 'Caregiver Children' after TEAM: on any team page, and it will take you to the main team page. Instead of huddles, Spark wants us to use the 'wall' on the main page for our messages. The team blogs are found on that page, too.

MOKAY, I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. Sounds like taking care of that many small children is more than your body wants to handle. Take care of yourself, you're worth it.

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5/2/14 8:18 A

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I have not had time to really look at the changes here. Been very busy with watching grandchildren. Finding it harder and harder to do. Pain is just going off the charts. See doctors next week and no more excuses, pain meds are a must. I will check back on you all when I am feeling a bit better. But this care giver needs a care giver. :(

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Well, are we all adjusting to the new look of the Spark pages? I really miss the blog links, seems like a big part of community is lost. What do you think?

Judy
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As I get older (which I am not really admitting to), some things have become difficult for me to do. It may look like a small thing to an able-bodied person, but it means everything when someone comes along side and helps...especially if it's a daily thing that we need help doing. Caregivers are important to the person they are helping!



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Isn't it amazing how much the little things matter, perhaps more than the 'important' stuff does. I guess that's why our job of caregiving is so important, we are making memories that count. Those little things we do ARE important, even if others don't think so.

Those trips to the doctors, or just holding a hand, cleaning butts, cleaning up spills. . .each thing spells love in a tangible way. The other family members may not get it, but you are a walking blessing. Thanks for all you do.

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My grandma would always make her own custard;-) I think of her every time I try to make it. I just can't do it like her! Miss her so much!

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I think the best thing about crockpot cooking is that you know what the ingredients are, and it's hot when you're ready to eat, no fussing. Amen to that! Due to my husband's diet, we cook just about everything from scratch. After a while, it's not so bad, you just get used to it. We try to cook seasonally, right now the wild dandelions are just right here. You need to pick them before they bloom, once you see the bud in the center of the rosette of leaves, you know that's your last meal of dandelions. Once they bloom the leaves get bitter.

Fortunately, there are always microclimates, the sunny spots warm up first and are ready first, the cooler spots in the shade will last a little longer. My Gram would always make wilted dandelion salad in the early spring. I've had to modify her recipe, because she used to fry the bacon and then use the crumbled bacon in the salad and the bacon grease for the hot dressing. Yikes!

Now, I pick the dandelions by cutting below the rosette, keeping the clump of leaves whole. It makes cleaning so much quicker. I can swish the entire rosette in the wash water until clean, and then use the kitchen shears and snip the leaves into 1" pieces right into the salad bowl. I add a few violet leaves and flowers, and a hard-boiled egg. Gram always boiled a few extra potatoes, and cubed them for the salad as well. For the dressing, I use extra-virgin olive oil. I cut up an onion and saute it in the olive oil. Turn off the heat, then add homemade cider vinegar. The pan will sizzle, and the hot dressing is poured right over the dandelion leaves. Add a little salt and pepper to taste, and you have a filling spring treat.

Whenever I eat this, I think of Gram, who's been gone for fifty years now, and Mom, who's been gone for three and a half years. It helps close the circle. I hope spring in the future my kids will make a little bowl of wilted dandelion salad, and include me in the circle, making another ripple in the waters of life.

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As I help my parents (they live an hour away), I keep trying to find healthy crockpot recipes so when I finally get home, I at least have dinner ready..

I joined a Sparkteam that is all about crockpot cooking. It seems really nice so far.

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My sister and my dad made homemade yogurt, in a yogurt maker. Mom made homemade butter.My grandparents made cheese and butter, and sold it in town, long before I was born. I've never tried to make any of them. Isn't it good to know exactly what is in your food?

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angora you are making me hungry for cheese

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That sounds awesome. Fresh homemade cheese and butter. Nothing like that until farmers market start back up. I can not wait for that.

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Well, in the mid-eighties here, seems so out of place. Had to hurry and get the butter churned and cheese set before it gets any hotter. Don't use much butter anymore, so this should last a long time. The leftover buttermilk is cultured, will take another day to finish. The cheese is a low-fat yogurt cheese, made from plain yogurt, seasoned with garlic and basil. Tomorrow I'll make the hot pepper yogurt cheese. I did turn the extra vanilla yogurt into a cheesecake cheese, added a little more vanilla and some fresh lemon. Put a little on a whole wheat graham cracker, and it's like eating cheesecake without all the extra calories. Thought I'd make it as a birthday cake for a friend.

The easiest thing to do with plain yogurt is to just add your favorite herbs and a little salt, put it in muslin in a colander, let it drip, then bunch up the muslin and hang it up for a day to finish dripping (be sure to put a pan underneath to catch the drippings.) This usually produces a cream-cheese like finished product, no culturing or cooking. It works great on crackers, and low-fat yogurt has less calories than cream cheese.

For cultured cheese, I start with Junket rennet tablets. They're in the pudding aisle here, top shelf, with the boxes of tapioca and Knox unflavored gelatin. One box goes a long way, as you only use 1/4 tablet for a gallon of milk, and there's eight tablets. All the cheese recipes are in the box. After making a batch of cheese, I like to use the whey to make ricotta. It's a free byproduct, and works so well in vegetable lasagna recipes, or even spread on crackers.

I put all my extra cheese in the freezer, and dole it out carefully, so we don't overindulge.

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Oh, working in a library sounds heavenly. Then again, you're right, I'd want to read everything! We're finally warming up, the crocus are opening, and I heard the spring peeper frogs singing at the college tonight. First time this year, their song sounded like sweet music, means the soil temps are above the freezing point, woo hoo!

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Judy, I never thought of drying shredded zucchini. Fresh zucchini in the meatloaf would be runny.

Most of the snow here is gone. Only a few places left where it was pushed off the drive into piles. No crocus yet. Today was a little warmer.

Sis and I've been volunteering in a small library one or two days a week, checking inventory against computer lists. I do the physical part, pulling books and reshelving. It's good exercise. One problem is that I see so many books I want to read!


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Woke up to more snow today, understand they had a half foot in the mountains again. March sure is holding on strong to winter, hope April will be better. Despite the bitter weather, the snowdrops and crocus are blooming in the snow. Amazing, since the Christmas rose, which is usually first, is still curled tightly in a ball, with it's buds barely peeking above the soil. I think the Lenten rose may beat it this year, so weird.

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So funny, Annie. I can just imagine my son biting into a Brussels sprout, he can't stand cabbage cooked or fresh. My husband might enjoy it though. . . .hmmmm.

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Judy, when you talked about MIL hiding hard boiled egg in the meatloaf, it reminded me of something I tried once. It was a meatball recipe. Each meatball was formed around a Brussels sprout. They looked so good. When I brought the dish to the table, I could see it was going to be a hit...until they bit into them. Their expressions still crack me up, all these years later. I never made that recipe again. The lady who wrote the cookbook said her children loved them.

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Wow! I never thought of putting any of those things in meatloaf, they sound wonderful. Since DH now eats a no grain diet, I've had to rethink the cracker crumbs my mom put in meatloaf, and the bread or oatmeal I usually used. Currently, I'm using dried zucchini. I find if I grate the zucchini up when it's plentiful, and dry it, I can use it as the filler substitute for the cracker crumbs. Fresh zucchini also works, but it lets off quite a bit of liquid. For recipes that also use tomato sauce, I can substitute fresh zucchini and tomato paste, the extra liquid in the zuke offsets the need for liquid with the tomato paste.

My MIL used to stretch her meatloaf by hard boiling eggs. She'd peel the eggs and then hide them down the center of the meatloaf. When you cut the loaf, you'd get a surprise ring of yellow from the egg, and it stretched the expensive ground meat.

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When I was a child, we loved when the thrashers came because we would gather around huge tables of the best homemade food. One of Grandma's specialties was cinnamon rolls with pecans and currents, huge pans of them. No one has her recipe.

As I gradually took over the cooking duties when Mom slowed down, we lost some of her best recipes. Her meatloaf recipe changed over time. When I was young, it was made with minced apples or applesauce for moistness. When I was a teenager, she made meatloaf with cubes of melty cheese inside. She and Dad made the best roasts that I have never been able to duplicate. Dad said they bought inexpensive cuts of meat and roasted them a long time at a low temperature.
Mom's hot pudding over blueberries could make a light meal. Now we try to duplicate it, but our pudding is bland, missing a key ingredient or something in the process. It was made in a double boiler. How many times did I watch her making it? I even did it myself under her watchful eye when I was younger.

I have written a collection of favorite recipes made by my brothers and sisters. I have some cookie and pie recipes from my little German grandmother and my aunts who have been gone many years now.
I am a by-the-recipe kind of cook, which makes my sister laugh. It's hard to include any of her recipes in my collection because she doesn't measure or go by a recipe.

Family recipes are treasures. Write them down!

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My dad's mom was a great cook and she never used a recipe. She did try to write them down before she passed away, but when ever anyone tried to copy them, they did not come out the same. Because she guessed at how much she used. She cooked by taste, smell and feel or look of food. That is how I cook but I do use recipes as well. I have been able to recreate her Sweet Bread and Orange cake recipes, so far anyone that taste them say it brings them back to her kitchen. My mom's side made fried cabbage and dough balls with honey. It is a holiday favorite for us older "kids". LOL Also stuffed cabbage was another.
So I have a folder with the recipes in it and hope that some day they will find a place with someone that will want to cook them.

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So glad you're keeping the recipes alive. When I started working on my mom's birthday book with the family information, I, too, wanted to include the family recipes. Only it was too late. Everyone raved over Gram's dumplings, but no one knew how they were made. My dad's mother made little cinnamon rolls, only they were crunchy. Again, no one knew how they were made. Everyone had stories of favorite foods, but only one family actually had a family recipe, and they only one.

The trouble was, the previous generation didn't use cookbooks, they cooked by feel, by memory, as do I. I realized that all of my recipes would suffer the same fate, if I didn't write them down. Who thinks of these things?

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It does seem the younger generations do not show an interest in the past. But when they get to our age they will be sorry they did not. I have been writing family recipes down in hopes of passing them on.

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Stuff. There is not room in this house for four generation's worth of stuff. Family heirlooms need to be passed on but the generations after me don't seem to be interested.

Most of the living space in my house is good, but then there are unused rooms...eeks!

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The boxes of items in my "craft" room. I just have not been able to bring myself to do it. Going on over a year now.
What about you?

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So, it's finally spring, or at least by the calendar, as snow has been spitting every now and again today. If you could 'spring clean' one thing out of your life that is giving you grief, what would it be?

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Also checking in and hope all are well.

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Checking in. How is everybody?

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Well, looks like the northeast is in for another arctic blast. My sincerest sympathy for those of you in the Maine area, two feet of snow and fifty mile an hour winds can be a deadly combination. Stay warm, stay safe.

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Hope you are feeling better soon, Mokay.

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MOKAY, so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I need to get another box of Emergen-C, I really rely on that stuff when the cold/flu bugs are going around. Annie, BJ, glad to hear you're having some quiet moments. After all the craziness that goes on, a quiet moment can be a real treasure.

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Been fighting a cold and not winning. Popped in to see how everyone is doing.

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