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11/25/14 1:21 P

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It's supposed to quit raining, Laurie!! Here's hoping for rest and renewal for all of us.

And 2 lbs or less for me! :)

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11/25/14 12:50 P

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Well, the end of the week brought some resolution to problems with the new system. And that's a blessing, though I'm mentally exhausted after the past few months. We are in rainy Florida and more than ready for a rest.

Deb, that sounds like a good plan to keep accountable. I know what you mean about being realistic. My challenge for this week away is going to be getting enough activity and using self-control with eating. I don't have access to a scale, that's usually my indicator of how successful I'm being.

Veena, I agree that the weather has been wacky. I sure hope that's not an indication of a severe winter.

Have a happy Thanksgiving you guys! See you on the other side emoticon

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11/24/14 6:28 P

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Deb I am glad you did well this weekend. I hope your challenges for the holiday are successful.

Laurie I too hope the software program change is going better.

I can't believe today was 75 and then we may get some wet snow on Wednesday! Talk about wild weather!

Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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11/24/14 7:37 A

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Laurie, I hope you had a good weekend away from the bugs plaguing that computer program! :)

My blessing for this morning is that I was pretty much where I needed to be Friday--not quite, but close--and I think I did ok over the weekend.

And my challenge is one I'd love to share with you guys, if anyone is interested. I am going to weigh myself this morning, 3days before Thanksgiving, and record it on my Spark page, my tracker, and here, too.

My challenge to myself is to weigh myself three days after Thanksgiving, and still weigh within 2 lbs of this same weight.

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It will be hard. We're traveling, and that always means extra pounds for me. emoticon And Americans traditionally gain 7+ lbs over the Thanksgiving to Christmas holiday, and never ever lose it all. I want to stay on target.

I'm using my post-weekend weight, because I am trying to be realistic. But I also want to hold myself accountable.

And when I get back, I'm going to weigh myself for a Christmas holiday pre-weight. I'll start it on the 1st of December, and weigh in as I go, with a goal of not gaining more than 2 lbs by the 28th of Dec.

And that will be REALLY hard! emoticon


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I have a friend who used to tell me that I had clothing old enough to vote. Actually, when I was trying to find something warm to wear this morning, I ran across two sweaters that I wore in high school. They fit again, I can use them, fashion rediscovered! Even though a good portion of my wardrobe was around at the turn of the century, it's still fun to wear something new. Great find--the sweater jacket. I hope you can find something nice to wear for Thursday.

Blessing: The sun is out again today! And it's actually not too bad out. The wind is from the south again so it doesn't seem so cold.

Challenge: Still dealing with connectivity problems at work. I'm afraid they won't be solved before I leave next week. I have an ever-growing pile of things I need to do but can't until this thing is fixed.

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11/18/14 8:39 A

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I actually applaud you, Laurie--that is good work! But I would just wear the same stuff till it wears out--actually, I DO do that already! I did find a good sweater jacket to wear to work, on sale, marked way down, while looking for something for the dinner. But of course--nothing for the dinner! :)

Blessing--holding the line, tracking, beginning to break through this whatever-it-was. And man, having this near-run brush with disaster so close to the holidays should be a good learning experience, and SHOULD keep me from losing control and gaining the standard 5-7 lbs. I do not want to do that. No way!

It's cold again--really cold--but it's pretty! I can forgive a lot when the sky is blue! And Florida is only just a bit over two weeks away!!

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11/17/14 5:56 P

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Deb, you will laugh at me--I shop in thrift stores whenever I can. I've found some of my favorite outfits at the Salvation Army and Goodwill. But if you hate clothes shopping, that's probably not a good choice. I agree with Veena...Kohl's and Macy's. And Dillard's if you have them there. I think what I like best about those stores is that you can tell by glancing at a section what the styles are like, then you can choose to look closer or just keep going.

Veena, thanks for asking about the software launch. We are still having technical problems. It's so frustrating after all the work of the past several months. But as far as our users know, everything is more or less back to normal. I just can't query the data and I feel half blind! I guess that's my challenge. And I've been working at home a lot and finding that the kitchen is far too convenient.

Blessing: Only one more week until Florida!

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11/17/14 4:48 P

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Deb I am sorry about your IPhone. I hope you are able to get it fixed. I am glad your husband was home this weekend and that you did good with tracking. With me being so short I have a hard time finding clothes. I do like Macys and Kohls though. They have good petite sections and I can usually find something. When my parents were here we went to Kohls since it is very close to my home and I found a nice sweater.

Laurie how is the software launch going? I am sure you are looking forward to Florida and warmth. My parents have been telling me that it has been very cold in Dallas. We are going to get very frigid temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday.

Have a good week everyone.

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Blessing--well my DH was home over the weekend, and I was able to stay on track with eating over the weekend. Though that is a darn difficult blessing!

Challenge: They need a little picture of a person wrestling a bull--cause that's what it feels like I'm doing right now.

I tracked over the weekend, which I find very challenging--I actually did not go out for dinner with friends on Friday because I knew that would be a disaster. I didn't gain over the weekend--usually do, and then lose it again--but also didn't really lose over the weekend either. And the holidays and vacations are coming. I've got to get this back in shape!

Also--my i-phone had a complete meltdown, so I'm off the the AT&T store, which is always a trip. And to make it worse, I have to shop for a new outfit tomorrow! I hate clothes shopping, but our nurse tells me I need something new for the dinner on Thursday.

Where do you clothes shop? Does anyone have a fabulous favorite??

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11/13/14 8:01 P

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That was a great image! I hope it flies!! You won't know what to do with yourself, you'll have so little stress! ;)

It's 20-something here right now, with snow predicted this weekend--and some folks from up north think we're the South!

Blessing--I managed a Thanksgiving potluck really well. No desserts, veg focus--really, I was pleased.

The challenge is that I'm tracking and staying in range, and not moving. But I know it WILL move!! Honestly, thank heavens for tracking!

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Doggone, Deb, don't you hate it when you think you are doing OK and the scale disagrees? That's probably why I'll never be able to quit tracking, though I've become slack this past year. I do OK with breakfast and lunch, but dinner feels like it's too much work to figure out. I have to get over that, because I'm higher than I want to be. Hope you have a great time at the Gulf and that it warms up.

Veena, did the cold catch up with you guys out there yet? It sure blasted us--our normal high is supposed to be 68 but it got nowhere NEAR that today. It's too early for this!

Blessing: The software is released! It officially went online yesterday.

Challenge: Oh lordy, my brain hurts. We are still working out the bugs and it feels like we are trying to repair a plane in midair without the passengers noticing.

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11/11/14 4:01 P

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Deb I still think you are doing good in that you are trying and not gaining too much. I am glad you will have a nice Thanksgiving at the Gulf Coast with your husband. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving with friends.

It has been a beautiful day today. It is hard to imagine it will be very cold by the end of week.

I hope everyone has been having a good week so far!

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11/11/14 1:06 P

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Well spit. I have to start with my challenge.

I actually thought I did pretty well. And I really (underline that) thought I did well the last couple of days.

But in fact, I gained a pound. So--I started tracking again this morning. I have to track when I get off like that--obviously, reality is not consistent with what I think I'm doing, and reality wins on that one!!

Blessing--going to the Gulf Coast on a car trip with my DH over Thanksgiving! I'm so glad!!

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11/8/14 11:09 A

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Woo-hoo on the cruise savings, Laurie! Use it as a down payment for another! ;) And congratulations on getting the software out. It's a pretty cool job you have! And thank heavens for your bil's new one!!

I think you're wise to just take it slow on the retirement plans--I rush ahead, then backtrack--it just has to unfold as we go.

My blessing is that my DH is home for two whole nights. I just realized that I have seen him ONE night and one 30 min stop off in the past 6 weeks. That is hard. Not sure the $$ matters--though as I spend for Christmas, I will make a liar of myself.

Oh--and I got tickets for the Christmas Vespers service here at a local college--it's free, an actual Advent service, but it's so popular that you have to get tickets on-line, and they were
all gone before noon of the day they became available.

Challenge is having friends over tonight, making two kinds of chocolate pies, and not gaining over the weekend. I'm actually working hard on it! AND, to make it a bigger challenge--I will report back on Tuesday, my weigh-in day, re how I did! I'm holding myself accountable!

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Oh, wow, over a week since I posted last. It's been a long week. This week started out dreary, cold, and rainy. I think I had a minor reaction to the flu shot I got on Tues. And I've had a headache off and on all week. At least that's better.

Veena, we voted on Tues. and actually had to stand in line to wait for a booth. I don't think that's ever happened since I moved to this precinct.

Deb, I talked with my sister a lot this week about retirement plans. I do have an advantage in that I could do my job remotely, and I could move up there and put off retirement as long as that is still feasible. We keep adjusting our tentative move date earlier. It will be an adjustment because the the current plan is to combine households. We'll see what actually happens!

Blessing: Saw a sale on Holland America and called to see if we could get a fare adjustment on our sailing in Feb. Saved $750! And, my bil who lost his job last month got a new one this week. They are very relieved. Job hunting isn't an easy endeavor at our age.

Challenge: I think we'll have our new software released by Weds. There's one thing that could delay it a day, but I hope it doesn't. We already told our users that the system will be unavailable on Mon. and Tues. for the installation. I'm ready to launch this baby.

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11/4/14 6:24 A

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Hi Veena! I hope you DO go to Hawaii soon--and during the DC winter would be an excellent time!

I did work out, every day, and well--but I'm still struggling with the pounds I stuffed on when I was indulging myself on my last visit. I'm staying with it, and really have to remind myself of t his: Sweets aren't just about pounds. All the research coming out now suggests sugar and empty carbs are associated with early onset dementia, including early Alzheimer disease--and that is all something I DO NOT want. None of us do!

So--always in the growth curve with this healthy eating, making progress and then sliding off-sides...but still on the journey, and still better than I was!

And that's my blessing--I'm still on the move with it.

My challenge is staying focused at work, doing what I love, learning and developing new things...while still thinking constantly about retirement! Hum--I need to reconsider this plan!

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11/3/14 10:28 P

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Deb how was your weekend workout? I hope it was successful.

Shari that is so great that you will be going to Hawaii for Thanksgiving. Hawaii is one place I have to go soon.

Laurie I do would love to hear you play the flute.

We got our first taste of winter, really cold but thankfully no snow in DC. I hope this winter will not be as bad as last winter.

I am looking forward to getting together with some friends this weekend.

I am also glad my father is doing better. I think getting away also helped him.

Voting tomorrow!


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Good to see you Shari and I am sorry to say I'm very jealous about the Hawaii trip! ;). I hope you have a wonderful time.

Laurie, I would love to hear you play your flute in your praise team! That sounds wonderful

Blessing I'm at Jazzercise! I am planning a weekend of much working out

Challenge I need the working out. I still haven't recovered from last weekend's sweets fest with my daughter!



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Shari, glad to be an encouragement! You Hawaii trip sounds great. We had Thanksgiving at Sanibel Island last year and had a wonderful time with my brother's and sister's families.

Blessing: Playing flute with our worship team. It really is a blessing, and I don't stop to acknowledge that often enough.

Challenge: Tomorrow is menu-planning and grocery-shopping day. We need to get out of a menu rut while not adding calories!

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Hi Ladies....A quick check-in to say Happy Halloween (in the All Hallow's Eve sense!) Like so many, my life is a little too busy right now. Laurie, I wanted to thank you for your comment regarding my upcoming software change. You have helped me to look to a positive side. Blessings to you for that gift!!! The bathroom remodel is going well and will hopefully be done on time as we are having a family Christmas gathering on 12/20! Can't believe we will be leaving for Hawaii (the big island) in 20 days to celebrate Thanksgiving with our daughter's family & in-laws. Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend.

Blessing: God's sustaining grace...it's sufficient!


Challenge: Choosing to trust...something I must do repeatedly!

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Veena, when our software upgrade is finally done, we are going out for Indian food. I'm looking forward to that! I'm glad to hear your father is doing better and was able to travel out there.

No Halloween candy at our house. There aren't very many kids in the neighborhood and we don't need the excuse to eat leftovers. A lot of families go to community or church parties, so trick-or-treating has reduced to a trickle of kids going door-to-door anyway.

Deb--the cake had FRUIT emoticon . Good for you only having a small piece! Cream cheese frosting is one of my weaknesses. I know that when your dh gets home you will have an all caps blessing to report!

Blessing: The stress level has dropped some at work. And Weds. mornings I have the office all to myself so it's nice and quiet today, no interruptions.

Challenge: The software upgrades still aren't released, but if they can fix just one problem we can sign off on the user acceptance testing and possibly go live at the end of next week.

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I'm so very glad you parents got to come, Veena, and that your dad is doing better.

I can say no to candy with nary a thought. But we had Bible study here tonight, and a friend brought apple cake with cream cheese frosting--THAT I caved for. Dang it!! Having said that--it was a very small piece, and only one!

But I've done much better today, and also yesterday, after a truly heinous weekend. No more of that--parties or no.

Blessing--out Bible study group is fairly new, and shaping up well.

Challenge--my DH is still not home, Veena!! Aaagh! Soon--but I miss him.

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Deb I hope the picture taking went well. Is your husband back yet?

Laurie I am glad you were able to donate blood. The strawberries sound delicious.

My parents had had a ticket, which they had bought in April, to come to DC in October but with my father's procedure and all the other stuff I was not sure they would come. But my father had one more visit with the doctor and he was told he could come if he wanted. So my parents came and we had a nice visit. We did not do a lot of things but I had friends over for lunch and dinner as my mother, with my help, made some of my favorite Indian food. Laurie I wish we had a Sprout here in DC! It was not a long visit but I was so happy they were able to come. And my father did seem as he had recovered very well. I think, as I have said before, he need more time and the antibiotic.

After they left I went to the quarterly FBI alumni luncheon and had a good time.

The weather has been good for the most part although its suppose to get real cold by the weekend. Maybe even some wet snowflakes!

Have a nice Halloween and I do hope I and all of us can handle all the candy!

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And we'll need to see the results!

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The strawberries sound so wonderful! And the plan with your brother sounds good too.

Off to get my picture taken--all good luck and good wishes gratefully applied!! :)

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Deb, I sure wish I had some of your resources when I worked in hospice. Dealing with pain was 90% of our job. We did a pretty good job with pain meds, but it would have been nice to have some other tools in our box.

I'll sometimes sit in the middle of a chaotic family event just taking it all in. Far too infrequently, though. Have fun and revel in the moments this weekend!

Blessings: I had enough blood to share yesterday! I've been feeling so tired that I expected my hemoglobin to be too low, but I squeaked in over the limit. And...we are picking strawberries from our little patch this week. They are much sweeter than earlier this year and packed with flavor. What a great October surprise. Our jalapeno plants look pretty sad, but they are still producing peppers.

Challenges: Really need to reboot my health (almost wrote "eating") plan. I'm just stuck at the same place on the scale these days. Things are slowing down a bit at work now so I should have some mental energy to apply to this. I'm hoping my brother will help me work up a strength training routine when we are out visiting him next month.

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Here is my admittedly out of whack life, with my DH gone, but looking forward to a good weekend!

Blessing for me today--a meeting I'd been preparing for went really well--couldn't have asked for more. A great group of people to work with--you know how some groups keep work from happening? And some just take wings and fly? This is a bunch of fliers! I think we'll see the project come to fruition--a new kind of pain treatment option for a lot of patients, and it feels very good!

Challenge--a packed weekend, and my challenge is staying focused, patient, calm and enjoying the moments, instead of just rushing and worrying and hurrying on.

Off to visit my kids tomorrow. I get to pick my grandaughter up from her daycare/school--a surprise, and help get ready for her 4th birthday party on Sat, and then giving a shower for an old friend of the family on Sunday. Lots to do, schedules to follow. And I'm intending to live each moment. Fully. Anyway!

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Stayed up too late reading last night, and it wasn't even a good book. But I'm sleeping OK overall. I think it's a combination of work junk and feeling like I'm going nonstop all the time.

That's too bad about Gary not coming home :( I imagine it just feels like life is out of whack when he's gone.

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I'm sorry you're weary--are you sleeping? But I'm so pleased for you re the candy corn! It's a wonderful thing to overcome stuff we know will not help us at all!

My DH did not get to come home after all!! I've realized I want to make a commitment to less huge travel--I do not want him working so much!

I didn't do as well as you, perhaps, but I had a business lunch today, and ate lots of good, with no bad stuff outside of 1/2 slice of cheesecake--and it was literally the small half. Before Spark I would have had a whole, and perhaps another.

Challenge--eating well while Gary's gone. It's no fun.

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Deb, did DH get home safely?

Blessing: Victory at the grocery store--I actually had a bag of candy corn (my favorite treat at this time of year) in my hot little hands and laid it back down...twice! Before SP I would buy a bag and polish it off all by myself. I haven't had any for more than three years, but nose to nose with them on Saturday, I didn't even feel a craving. Whew!

Challenge: It's only mid-day and I'm ready to dive back into bed! I'm just weary.

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emoticon Good work, Laurie!

Fun today, new physician interviewed and I really liked him, project coming together, and tomorrow is Friday half/day, and my DH will be home Sunday! Yay!

That's my blessing.

Challenge--Lunch catered today for the physician recruitment; I did not do too badly, not totally good either. Dinner out with my dad--much better there! Tomorrow's Friday--danger day for me. Though if my weight's up, I will make better choices...

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Already do--107 days, 9 hours, 45 minutes, 24 seconds!
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Maybe you should track how many days till cruise!! ;)
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Blessing: Even though my brother is torturing me on Facebook, I know he loves me! I have a feeling he's gearing up for a daily "pester" until Thanksgiving. What are baby brothers for, hey?

Challenge: Keeping my concentration at work. I think I've hit my limit to the stress and my brain keeps trying to go off on vacation without the rest of me!

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Good to see you here again, Shari!

Learning a new way to do your job has an up side--it keeps the pathways in your brain working and young!

Your bathroom remodel will turn into a blessing when it's done. We still look around at the paint job we did in April with great appreciation.

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Hi and welcome back, Shari! Wow--wonderful deal on such a great trip--that is a many-sided blessing. And you are so right--remodels are stressful. Even though we love it when we're done!

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I just did a quick catch-up (not complete) but I see life has been busy for everyone. Deb, that looks like a great trip, I look forward to seeing your award pictures, and I hope all is well with your Dad & grandson. Laurie, your relationship with your Mom sounds ideal! I hope your software program is coming along well. The company for accounting software (construction) that I've been using for the last 15 years has been bought out and I've been notified that I need to "migrate" to a new system. Oh boy...I will be learning all new things in the not-too-distant future, which means the things I do now without thinking will require TREMENDOUS FOCUS. Oh well, c'est la vie! Veena, I hope your Dad and friend are doing well.

We came back from Barcelona on 9/7 and our office had become so busy leading up to our 1 week trip, and continue to ramp up, so that being away 2 weeks was less demanding than the 1 week. Now my year-end is kicking into gear, along with holidays. Our 2 sons are away for now, so we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Kona, Hawaii with our daughter and her family. Since she married 6 years ago, we have celebrated all but 1 Thanksgiving with them in Carmel. Her MIL's friend offered her home, and we used our miles for our tickets, so this trip (1 week) will actually cost us less than our yearly trip to Carmel! I will post that as my blessing.

Challenge: The demo for our bathroom remodel starts tomorrow. We have all the component parts (been assembling since February), so off we go. Of course it is a blessing too, but don't blessings sometimes also present challenges as well?

Best to all you ladies!

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Veena, I'm glad to hear your dad is doing better. Hope the storms weren't too bad in your area.

Deb, on my desk I have a large plaster statue of a gorilla dressed as a nurse and holding a bedpan to remind me that things could be worse--I could still be in nursing. And I have to remind myself that my job is no longer life-and-death. I just get caught up in the pressure sometimes. I can definitely relate to wanting to have all the control. I have a very difficult time delegating. Sometimes that's more stressful than doing it myself and being overloaded. I'm doing better at letting things go, but often find myself slipping back into old patterns.

It is hard to see our parents struggle with aging. That could be my challenge for today. Mom doesn't remember things as well and has a hard time learning new skills. Or remembering that she really knows what she's struggling to figure out anew. I tell myself to be patient often! (I sure do talk to myself a lot!)

Blessing: And related to that is having my mom living with me. We take care of each other and have some very silly times together.

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I hope your friend is able to find some good resources, Veena. The residuals from breast cancer surgery can be problematic--there may also be health psychologists in your area who would have resources, or specialist physical therapists, who can really help.

Appreciate your interest in the photos from the award. This was just for our hospital's magazine. Next week they'll take pictures for the business journal--if there's a link, I'll put that on here. The actual award dinner isn't till November, and I'm sure all pictures will be boring to the extreme!

Your struggles at work make me realize it's not just one field that gets to claim all the craziness, Laurie! Hope they get the glitches figured out, and soon.

Blessing? Spoke last night, and it went well, a project at work is going well, in exactly the direction I want it to go--but it's in the stage where I have all the control! Once others get to it, it will most likely all fall apart!

Challenge--I'm sick of my DH working out of town. After this I am really going to re-evaluate how much, and how, we travel. Because this is not worth it just for money.

And another challenge--my 83 year old dad says he is not able to organize his classes like he wants to recently, and it worries both of us, and makes him feel perhaps he is not useful any more. I hate aging.

Wow--downer this morning! Better tonight!

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Wow all this cooking! I like to cook and I try to make healthful food. Anything chocolate is my downfall.

My father is doing better. I think he just had to have more time to recuperate and he should have been given the antibiotics earlier.

We are suppose to get severe weather tomorrow. I hope it won't be too bad. Otherwise the week has been going well.

Deb my friend and I talked and she was a little down because her arm has given her trouble since the surgery. She has been told she won't be able to do yoga. I told her about mediation and will continue to find resources for her. I mentioned your link you had told me about. I hope mediation will help.

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I will try it--and if it goes well, it has to be less expensive than Kashi, with more control!

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I got the basic recipe from www.chow.com/recipes/30062-basic-gra
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. I've been using slivered almonds and roasted cashews and I put the nuts in at the beginning and let them toast with everything else. I've been adding dates or dried cherries as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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Do you have a recipe you could share, for your granola?

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I love my homemade granola. I shop at Sprouts every Saturday and can pick up nuts and other goodies in small quantities to add to it. Even the oats are in bulk bins and I can scoop out just about what I need for one recipe. I haven't figured out the numbers, but I think it's a lot less expensive to make it myself. And using local, unfiltered honey is good for our allergies.

Looking forward to the photos, Deb.

The pressure was off at work, but then returned with a vengeance. Back to the high stress levels!

Blessing: One major problem solved this morning.

Challenge: Another giant problem not solved. Might delay the software release that we've been working so hard on for the past several months, and it's difficult not to blow up and start pointing fingers. Pray, pray, pray! (--talking to myself)

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Very good to throw them out! I had to get them to my friend asap. I ate a few, which I had planned, but really, I did amazingly well--with all of it.

Until the white cake at work today.

I htink your granola would be great--I love the idea of homemade granola. I use Kashi, but homemade would be even better! And I agree--we have to change it up, with food, to keep from getting so bored! and with exercise, too.

Blessing--off to bed! :) Feels like a luxury to go to bed early! And some good ideas for Christmas presents, which is excellent. And a good talk with my son.

Incidentally--glad the heat is off you at work, Laurie.

Challenge--seeing some ways my dear daughter needs to grow. But then--don't we all.

Pictures tomorrow for an award I won--not sure how I feel about it, but I know I want the pictures to be good!! :)



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Oh dear, Deb, you inspired me to bake molasses cookies this weekend. They were my grandfather's favorite and are known as Bumpa cookies in our family. Unfortunately, I don't have the knack and they are all going into the trash. The way they turned out, they aren't worth the calories. Which might be a good thing in the long run. Better in the wastebasket than on my waist! I do have a limit with molasses cookies, though. It can ramp up the intestinal activity big time (if ya know what I mean)!

How did your cookie temptations turn out this weekend, Deb?

My granola turned out great, though, and will taste good on yogurt this week. Homemade Italian dressing for tonight's salad. So my cooking adventures this weekend weren't a disaster.

Blessing: Got a lot done this weekend, and other than cookie dough sampling, did OK with eating.

Challenge: Need to change up our menus a bit. I think we are in a rut and that's why no pounds are coming off. The good thing is that soup is going to start sounding pretty delicious with the weather cooling down. Time to try out some of those recipes we stashed in a folder to try "some day."

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I'm glad for the heater, Laurie! And very glad for your friend! I will retire before I really 'should', just because it's so flat crazy right now.

Veena, I hope your dad is still doing better. I know tings can be touchy at his age.

Blessing is it's Saturday!! And so many good things--two parties today, and my DH is going to be home tonight--though he has to go back tomorrow. And I'm making good progress on a difficult project.

But the challenge is focused on those two parties--and the treats I have to make for both. My friend asked for my recipe, and I offered to bring cookies--but they are my personal favorite, and I've never hit my limit on eating them. (Molasses cookies--homemade ginger snaps). And because the other is a kid-heavy pumpkin carving party (and yes, because I want to) I'm bringing chocolate no-bakes--my other nemesis.

So. The first is a kindness to a friend, but the second is stupid. Maybe I will change that one!!!

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I have a friend who became so frustrated with meeting a quota of patients to see within a certain (very short) amount of time that she got a job as a prison physician. She's much happier with her job now. When my mom had surgery a couple years ago, I was glad that I could stay with her to take care of her. The care she received in the hospital was inconsistant at best. Have I said lately how HAPPY I am to not be in medicine any more?

Deb, my brother says the heater will be on in the pool emoticon

Veena, hope Christmas in Dallas works out for you. Affordable flights are sure hard to come by this year.

Blessing: This week has been less stressful at work. Part of that is because we are waiting for some coding to be finished--that's making someone ELSE stressed!

Challenge: The weekend is coming...stay away from the bulk bins at Sprouts!

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This is not a good time for health care, Veena--the physicians are harried, pile patients into bits of pieces of time, they're tired and ...well, it's just not a good time for the extra thoughts in health care. And that both scares me and saddens me--and irritates me, too. But I'm so glad he's doing better.

Laurie, Florida for Thanksgiving, with family--sounds like heaven! Though the weather there can be touchy that time of year...

Blessing--let's see. Good talk with daughter. Good 'save' at work for a patient who was pretty devastated by a glitch in the system. And I'm finally home!!!

Challenge--6am meeting and a packed day. Really??

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Laurie I heard about the storms. My sister, who lives in Plano, and my parents were okay. However, my sister's son, who lives near North Park I think, had the electricity at his apartment out for 16 hours. I also heard that there was another bad storm Monday morning.

It has been overall very nice here in DC.

Laurie glad about your trips. I am making plans to be in Dallas around Christmas. I hope it works out.

Deb I need to learn more about meditation. I am glad you are able to do that.

My dad goes to the doctor tomorrow. He says that since getting an antibiotic he is better. I don't know why the doctor did not give him antibiotics after the procedure. I am just hoping all goes well tomorrow.

Laurie I am glad the dentist went well. I got my teeth cleaned today and it was okay.

Deb the office for your husband sounds great.

I know about trying to please everyone. I did that at work a lot.

Good luck both of you with the weekend eating.



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Pleasing everyone--I've been there all my life. I really have to step back and acknowledge that's what I'm doing and set limits on my efforts. Just because I can doesn't mean I should!

We were planning to spend Thanksgiving at home this year, but my brother invited us out to Florida so it looks like another trip is in the works. I'm going to forget what home looks like by mid-February! Two out of the three trips are to warm places emoticon

Blessing: Had a talk with myself and stood up to those donuts calling my name in the break room. I had actually extended my hand to take one before I came to my senses. Had an apple instead, it didn't taste as good, but it was satisfying!

Had a good check-up at the dentist this morning, too.

Challenge: This software release is taking far too long and there are too many other things at work that I'm neglecting!

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