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10/25/14 11:37 P

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MARIELLE glad you enjoyed your treat!

MARY you too, gld you enjoyed your time out with your friends.

Have a good Sunday, all!

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10/25/14 10:47 P

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It's so sad and senseless, these terrible shootings, regardless of whether it's kids or adults. People just don't seem to care what they do and who they hurt. Taking their own lives and/or the lives of others isn't going to solve any problems they're having. It's just such a shame. We have a program at school called the Bucket Filling Project, and it tells kids how everyone has an 'invisible bucket' that needs to be filled in order to make us feel good. When people say or do mean things, it 'dips' into our buckets. When we do nice things for others or when others say/do nice things for us, it fills our buckets. We also talk about 'using our lids' to not say or do ugly things back. It doesn't always work, but we're hoping it will at least make the kids think.

I'm glad you will have a dinner treat, Marielle. I ended up being invited to dinner after Mass tonight. A guy from my Grief Share group saw me and asked if I had dinner plans. I told him I was going to be watching Law and Order reruns, lol! We went to an Italian place near my son's house...farther than I usually go at night. But it was nice. He is still really missing his wife and that was a little over the top but it was different and I enjoyed the evening.

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10/25/14 8:55 P

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Marielle,

Yes, I have heard all those stories so we don't really know exactly what happened, I did hear that his girlfriend broke up with him. They are only 14 years old. What are things coming to these days and why do the children think they have to take it out on others? When I was 14 we were busy doing group activities and didn't have to worry about boyfriend/girlfriends. Most of us were so shy we could barely talk to the opposite sex.

All I have heard today is the two girls in critical condition haven't been ID'd. One they know who she is but don't want to release her name for one reason or another. I can barely watch it without crying, it is so sad.

It is very windy all day today but not much rain like they said it would be. Leaves are blowing all over the place.

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10/25/14 7:26 P

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Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I went shopping with my DD today. Got some household things. Also got some groceries. We are having a roast tonight. I hardly every buy roast or steak because it is so expensive--I stick to organic ground beef and chicken or vegetarian. So this will be a treat.

Brenda I finally did get some news on the shooting. Those poor kids--the stories are conflicting: that he was heartbroken (it doesn't say why), that there was a fight earlier in the week because some said racial slurs to him, that he targeted a particular group including those who were close to him-his cousins. Who knows. I hope it gets sorted out. It won't help him but maybe it can help those who are left behind to understand.

Betty, I know school has changed over the years since I went. Some good things, some bad things. I just hate the violence and bullying that goes on today.........................

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10/25/14 4:56 P

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BETTY I agree completely with you! THere are no words....

MARY doing things around the house can be very therapeutic! Hope you got everything done.

I did have a good nap yesterday. Now, onto piano practice & cleaning the house!

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10/25/14 3:31 P

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Yes, I heard about the shooting on the news this morning. It's a terrible thing happening to our schools anymore. It mus t make a lot of parents afraid to send children to school. So sad. Why are the children thinking guns are the way out of their problems? How did this ever start? The world is so different now than the one I grew up in.

Despite everything, pray everyone has a good weekend.

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10/25/14 8:45 A

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You're right, Michele. I found a prayer for financial issues in my old prayerbook that my grandmother gave me last night and I slept all night! I hope the weekend will be one of renewal. I need to weed the flowerbeds and do a lot around the house. That will be good exercise and keep me busy.

Enjoy your nap. Happy weekend to everyone!

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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10/24/14 11:27 P

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MARY at least you have someone (or 2 in this case!) to help you through this financial mess. What a wonderful blessing!

BRENDA & MARIELLE isn't it just a shame that b/c of a few strange, crazy people like that that the world has become a more dangerous plaace to live in?! Most of us are just normal folks trying to get along in life!

Off for a nap. I am feeling a bit achy myself this afternoon

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Enjoy the wedding, Nina. I always enjoy those occasions. My nephew is getting married in very late August and for once I won't have to worry about taking off from school. I hope to be retired by then!

Brenda, I haven't heard much about the shooting or the circumstances since I worked late and went to vote afterwards. I'm so sorry to hear all this. What a mess things have turned out to be. So many shootings now, what with the Canada incident lately, too. Such a shame that people go nuts and don't think of all the consequences.

I am looking forward to a restful weekend. I hope to see the babies on Sunday after church. I haven't made any financial decisions but will talk with my son in law on Sunday about it. I hope he and my younger son will be able to visit with the accountants and help me make plans to move forward. I hate this and it messes with my sleep and my stomach!!

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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10/24/14 8:43 P

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Reporters have been interviewing parents and children but I guess they can't repeat what they say in later reports until they confirm what is true and what is not. They finally just released all the children that were in a class room that were close to the shooter and saw exactly what happened. Many didn't know what was going on and just hit the floor and then ran wildly away.Terrified. It took a long time to interview everyone. The shooter was on the football team. The team they were to play tonight on the playoffs sent word that they would step back and take second place in the game that they had to cancel tonight. School is cancelled all next week and all the events scheduled.

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10/24/14 8:23 P

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Worst news reporting--they really said nothing, I was disappointed. I'll keep checking the internet for news. I guess lots going on in Arizona too: two escaped violent offenders, a traffic stop turned into a chase (one officer wounded and in hospital)--several other things, plus all the politics before the election etc........... emoticon

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10/24/14 8:10 P

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Brenda, believe it or not so far nothing on tv. The info I got was from the internet, they didn't say anything about him being elected to Prince of homecoming or about a romance. I am so sorry--it doesn't matter though--so much pain and suffering. Oops finally it is on tv here. I'll see what it says!!

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10/24/14 7:54 P

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Michele,

I don't think the madness is ever going to end, it will probably get worse. I don't even like to be in crowds anymore.

It has been raining all day, another storm is coming in. I just heard the tornado yesterday was an F1, which means 110 MPH winds. I'm glad it didn't land here. They are still cleaning up there.

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10/24/14 7:38 P

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BRENDA the news has made it all the way over here! It is very heartbreaking! Where does this kind of stuff end?!!

It is a nice day here---rare---we've had so much rain! Now I have real sunshine instead of the liquid kind! emoticon

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Oh my God, Marielle, I didn't hear that about the racial slur. He had just been elected a Prince for the homecoming a day or so earlier. One of the newspeople said they heard it may have been a romance gone awry. He must have planned the shooting to have the gun with him and pick the lunchroom for his ambush. I don't understand how a 14 year old could even think that way.

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Brenda, how awful and sad! Such a tragedy. I am so sorry. My prayers are with the victims and students. I will also pray for the shooter. According to one report on the internet, there were racial slurs against him prior to the shooting because he was native American. I will have to turn on the TV to see.

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Another school shooting. This time it is in Marysville, WA. I have been glued to the TV for the last 4+ hours. Six were shot, two died including the shooter who turned the gun on himself, then he shot his cousin and killed her. Four are in the hospital and with head wounds, two girls have yet to be identified because of all the brain swelling. I have been glued to the TV for the past 4+ hours. The shooter was from the Tulalip Tribe so the Tribal police have just arrived there. When the boy started shooting, students hit the floor and then ran out of the building and ran through the woods and into strangers homes seeking safety. It is just so heartbreaking.

I just went to Safeway and was telling the checker about the shooting and she said that the lady before me was on her way to Marysville because her granddaughter was a witness to the shootings. Police are still interviewing students. There are over 2000 and most of them are still at the school. Patents are picking up their children as police are finished questioning them.

It is so heartbreaking.

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10/24/14 4:16 P

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NINA enjoy your wedding.

MARY hope your financial woes will work out. What have you decided?

DH is sick today; taking the day off to take care of him

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10/24/14 8:10 A

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Hi all! Haven't checked in here for a few days and am going to be gone again for a few more days. Am headed to Tampa for a family wedding and visiting my folks. It should be a lot of fun and good to see cousins and other relatives I haven't seen in a while! The weather is perfect here -- dry with highs in the low 80's and sunny. emoticon

I have to get moving so I can't comment on all of your entries. Hope all of you are well and have a terrific weekend! emoticon

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Hang in there, MaryAnn! We'll see you when you come on back!

Betty, that's great that your husband will be doing the 'health thing' with you! I do think a smaller patio home or condo/townhouse would be good for me. I just can't get my head around getting this house 'mucked out' before I retire. I have 40 years of stuff all over and haven't been in the attic in probably 5 years at least! Time will tell.

Brenda, I hope your joint lunch venture will turn out fine. I love how you all work together and have so many good get-togethers!

Michele, I love your positive attitude. I let rain bother me!!

I had a good field trip yesterday, followed by an impromptu dinner with my teaching partner. We were wiped out but neither of us had 'real food' in the house and decided to go out to a restaurant we always enjoy. I came home, answered a few emails, and crashed. I hope to have a non-busy weekend and crash some more!

My accountant says my CD money that was deposited yesterday into my back account will cost me a lot in taxes...the financial guys where the CD was didn't say anything about a tax issue. So I'm caught between a rock and a hard place once again. I will have to put that money back into the IRA and take money from another account. I wish I knew about these things!!!

Mary, who is so glad it's Friday!!

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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10/24/14 1:34 A

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MARYAnn we will miss you!

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Out for a few more days back on Sunday

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10/22/14 4:08 P

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BRENDA your weather sounds like ours---it poured all night & is cont. to rain this a.m. (thurs) but despite that, I will bike ride to my piano lesson ( no tone chimes on the 4th Thrus of the month) . Rain is my liquid sunshine---so much easier to deal with than snow!

MARY your grandfather sounds like my DH----he LOVES to watch/ listen to weather reports!

Off to piano

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Hi Everyone,

Well, the wind blew all night and the rain poured so I guess there will be flooding north of Seattle as always. The coast is really getting hit and this will continue the next few days. The back lawn is covered with leaves but the trees still have many more hanging on. I doubt I will be going anywhere unless I run out of frozen yogurt. LoL That would be an emergency.

Yes, it is raining all over. The weather map shows mostly yellow (for rain) from the coast towards Canada and on to Portland, OR.

I have a small slow cooker is full of frozen green beans and onions for lunch today. Janie is in a cooking mood and serving spaghetti and dessert. Pauline is making some sort of salad and don't know what anyone else is taking.

Have a good day everyone. I need to get dressed and some breakfast so will no doubt check back later.

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Good Morning,
Guess it's raining all over. Ours started last night with loud thunderstorms and supposed to rain for 2 days. I hope it's through by Friday as would like to grocery shop.

Mary, if lived alone I would definitely move to probably a condo-my kids think I should move in with them if that ever happens. Love them-but don't want to live with them. Not unless I was sick and had to. Hope that never happens. Our house is 22 sq ft. with 2 large bedrooms/2 baths/dining area/kitchen/living rm./ small tv room off from kitchen(it could be dining rm, but we use it as tv/reading rm./ and very large TV room downstairs/laundry area/ and half basement with shelves all around the outside and inside walls. We have extra refrigerator and freezer there also. Our basement is carpeted! LOL

Brenda, I surely understand how you feel about liking it where you are. In between marrages I lived in an apt. bldg like that and it was very nice and affordable as they based it on your income. Then about 2 years before I remarried I bought a townhouse and it had a very small backyard that I could keep up with. So that I would consider again also if I were alone. My present husband & I did live there for about a year before we had this one built. We now have 3/4 acre of ground with wooded area surrounding it. Probably not quite half of it is yard and flowerbeds which I could never keep up by myself. Love it here but would be too expensive to hire people to take care of it. When my husband is near 80 we probably will want to leave here. He says now if he won money about 100,000 he would move into a nice condo.

Marielle, sorry to hear about your DD problems. Pray that works out ok.

Now I am buckling down with this weight problem. Yea, my DH decided to do something also. This will help me. So to jumpstart our loss we just ordered some nutritional drinks that we are going to do for 3 days along with some fruit. Then stick to the allotted calorie count to lose. I need to do something. I have been exercising, tracking, but not losing. Hopefully this will help. I am so sick of being between 155 and 159. ok-time for treadmill.

Have a good day everyone. Betty emoticon

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I'm so glad you didn't get really wet, Michele! My grandfather was a 'weatherman' as he put it during WWI. He always said, "More rain, more rest!" He always had the radio on for checking the weather on the hour and kept maps around to track hurricanes!

Marielle, I guess my house is about 2100 sq.ft. I have 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living and den, dining room, kitchen, and breakfast area. I have a big yard, too. Much too much for me now, but it was bursting at the seams when the kids were growing up!

Now I can go back to 'just teaching' for today and Friday. Tomorrow I have a field trip! I feel like my schedule is ridiculous! I am never in the classroom, it seems!!

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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MARY I agree---gosh! that is a lot!!! Maybe it is time to think about down-sizing? I enjoy our small house---900 sq. feet. It is almost too big without the kids now; DD will most likely be moving out less than a year from now.

BRENDA I agree with you---if I were by myself, I too, would not want to live in a house--scary & lonely describe it perfectly! How was lunch? Some of that food sounds like stuff I just can't eat without looking like the elephant in the room!

I was lucky---fate? God? that when I walked the train station after my lesson I did not get wet---it was only drizzling. Now it is pouring! I love the sound of the rain, it is so comforting. Why is that?

MAREIELLE how is DD? How are you today?

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Mary, oh my gosh!! I cannot believe how much your house insurance is. It is at least 5 times what mine is. Of course my house is very small, less than 1200 square feet. Glad all your meetings went well.

I agree Brenda, it sounds like you have gotten a very good place to live.

Michele-I hope it doesn't rain too bad. We're back to dry weather here. I really enjoyed the rain, but we get so little, even if it floods we're ecstatic that the rain has come.

Have a good day.

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I love the way all of you at your apartment do for each other, Brenda! I am happy that so many people seem to look out for each other. You are a gift to those around you!

I will do as much clearing out of my junk as I can this year and starting in the summer I will look for a realtor to give me an idea of a good price. Then I can start looking for a smaller place. When I was with my sister, we visited one of her friends who is living in a 3 bedroom townhouse that is 1 story. It was perfect! Just enough extra room for grandkids, an office, and my own room. Now I need to find out where I can get one nearby in Houston! I am not in a rush but I can't delay too long. Yes, the extras do eat up my finances!

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Mary,

It sounds like it will soon be time for you to look for a smaller home or move into a senior community where you only have to worry about rent, lights, TV and phone bills. And no yard work. Before I found this place I was afraid of apartment living but it is fine and we don't need a lot of extra rooms plus they most have security cameras and lots of activities. I could never live in a house again even if I could afford it. I would be too scared and lonely. Here there is always someone to talk to no matter the time.

Yesterday we went to Frosties for burgers and we had to wait almost an hour to get them, They were really busy.

Today our manager bought us corndogs for lunch. I made a fruit salad. Elinor made a cherry dump cake and Pauline made a big pot of chili. Tomorrow for lunch Janie is serving spaghetti, Pauline will make some sort of salad and I don't know yet what I will make. Maybe a pot of green beans and onions.

Janie was saying she needed a crockpot so I gave her my big one that I got from the food bank last year at a cooking class. I have only used it once and is too big for what I make, plus I have a slow cooker and a smaller crockpot that I got from Alma for $3. Janie is cooking and baking all the time and enjoy's it.

Michele,

There is a big wind and rain storm on the way plus flooding in some areas. I guess it is supposed to hang around the next few days. I hope you didn't get too wet going to teach Wednesday. It will be interesting to see what will really happen. They are saying the coast will be hit the hardest. Either way it will be wet.

I wrote a long post yesterday morning and I hit a wrong key and my page went to the print page and I couldn't get it back so I gave up. Sometimes I hit a key, don't know which it is, and my whole message gets deleted.

Marielle.

I hope your DD is better by now.

Sunny,

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that you are feeling better today.

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I hope you can get to the bottom of the issue with the pain doctor, Marielle. A mother never quits worrying about her children!

Michele, stay dry if you can. I had a thought: when you go home in the fall, you can go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond with a 20% coupon, buy a Keurig, and mail it home. Voila! You can have coffee anytime you want! If you need a coupon I will mail it to your parent's house!!! You need good coffee that's not a day or more old!!

I had my conferences today and all went well. I got the support of the 'wild boys' " parents and they agreed that their children should not be disrespectful to children or adults! Hooray! I was tired but so glad about how it turned out.

I hope everyone is having a good day. Tomorrow I see my accountant again and hope he can alleviate my most recent money concerns. I am never at peace over finances! My homeowner's insurance is $3500 and due in a month! GRR...

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It is gong to rain hee today for 3 days straight. It always seems to rain on Wednesdays, when I have to go to Tokyo to teach English!

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Good morning - hope everyone is getting done what they need to. Sounds like all are very busy. DD's appt with her pain doctor is Friday--we'll see how it goes.

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I too, am very busy until Thurday! See you all then!

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Our lives seem to be so intertwined here, just like my other SP group! Hugs as we all head towards a new week. Mine is exceptionally busy but it will ease after Wednesday, I hope!

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Out for a few days back on Wednesday.

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MARIELLE how did your dd's appt go?

MARY my b-day is on the 18th---nearly 1 week before you! I also have 2 other sisters whose b-days are in Dec. Waht a great month, eh?!

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Mary I am so glad your reunion and trip went so well!

Michele and Mary--I think that DD's withdrawal symptoms from the anti-depressant are lessening. She will have a Dr's appt by Friday so hopefully things will be resolved by then.

Take care. I didn't do much today..... Took a break. LOL

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Michele, I'm the oldest of 5 girls! We are 63,62, 59, 55, and 50....I think!! The 2nd sister was a year behind me in school. The middle one is 5 years younger, the 4th is 8 years younger, and the baby is 13 years and 1 day younger, lol. My father was born on Christmas Day, I'm the 26th and the little sister is the 27th!

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MARY what a wonderful time you had! I didn't realize that you had so many sisters! I have 5----I am #3 of 6 girls, all 1 year apart, except for our youngest sister.

MARIELLE how is your DD today? I have still big issues with my DD. Yes, we do all have our own burdens. emoticon emoticon for you & I am glad that you at least have Charlie to bring joy into your life.

Pool time!

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I don't have time to go through all of your chats but just wanted to say "hi" to all before I leave for the pool; I'll be back!

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Hi, friends! I had a fabulous time at the reunion but I’m so tired and the day isn’t over! My sister and her husband came to my house Thursday afternoon. We met our youngest sister, her family,and her inlaws for dinner. I taught a half day Friday, then we left for Beaumont. We visited our mother, then went to dinner with 2 other sisters! Later in the evening we had a cocktail party at a hotel 2 down from where we were staying. It was so nice to see old friends and “remeet” some we had no idea of who they were, lol! All our classes were small. Mine had 88 in the graduating class. My sister had 70. There were 3 other classes involved and most had brothers/sisters in our grades. I saw old boyfriends and talked with people who never gave me the time of day in high school, lol. Two of the nuns who taught us came for the dinner and dance last night. One is about 70 but the other is 92! They are both still teaching and it was so great to see them again. I think this was one of the nicest weekends in a long time. I will go to church tonight and still have to get the last of the conference forms done. I meet with the parents on Tuesday, all day long.

Marielle, I’m so sorry for your dd’s issues. One of my sisters friends was saying her youngest daughter was bipolar and had ‘disappeared’ for months, just resurfacing yesterday. They never know what she’s going to do and she refuses all help. Another of her sons has been in prison for breaking and entering and also never would get help for a drug habit. It makes me count my blessings, for sure. Some of my friends at the reunion had lost children after long/short illnesses. I guess we all have our burdens and no matter how hard they are, another person has their own terrible things to shoulder as well. Hugs to you as you help her along.

Doris, I join you in knee pain! I wore heels both nights this weekend and my knee/hip is killing me! I saw women in such high heels…and some in shoes that looked like bedroom slippers, lol. I should have gone that route. I hope the shot will help you.

Michele, I thought about your puzzle this morning when we went to visit my mother. NOT that you are old, because I think you’re probably the youngest in this group, but there were 4 ladies in my mother’s assisted living doing a huge puzzle and they were arguing over which piece went where! You don’t have competition--- I was thinking what good mental stimulation it is, too! I don’t have the patience. I go through so much ink, too. Once I’m not teaching I hope the need will go down. I do way too much schoolwork at home. Do you buy the XL cartridges? Sometimes it’s a better bargain.

Nina, Texas weather has been crazy too, and we don’t have the beautiful leaves turning yet. It’s rained a bunch this month—so much that I turned my sprinkler system off and my water bill went down by $100! Such a treat! I haven’t watched the news except for a few minutes yesterday….I saw the hurricane hit outside of Hawaii but didn’t hear how Bermuda fared.

Okay..enough fun on the computer. My laundry and school work is calling my name. I think I will change it, lol!!

Maryann, you are so busy! Is the company family, or friends? Run those errands and have some downtime for you!!


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Sunny and Michele, thanks for your support regarding DD.

Today my other DD took Charlie and Zelda (her dog) to the woods. They loved it--ran and ran and ran.

I have to do some clean up today--just going with the flow, sort of organically with whatever direction that takes today.

Have a great Sunday!!!

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MARY ANN glad your day was a good one! Mine is filled with my jigsaw puzzle---doing one of the Notre Dame Cathedral---& reading!

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A productive day but busy. Marielle I am so sorry about your DD medical issues. I hope they get straightened out soon

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MARIELLE glad you had a good walk with Charlie! I am so sorry to hear about yourDD! I know how that is.......I will keep her in my a.m. prayers.

Today, Sunday, I am relaxing with my coffee jello.

Isn't this "turn back the clock " Sunday?

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It is a beautiful fall morning. I walked Charlie this morning down and up our little hill, so I got my walk in. My DD is going to Montezuma's Castle for her work today-she was going to take her boys but there were several things she needed to do for work & so is leaving them at home. My other DD is struggling with her pain and issues with the local mental health agency who is supposed to prescribe her anti-depressant. They refused so she will have to go to her pain doctor. She is totally off the medicine now and having withdrawal symptoms. She has been having a lot of mood swings.

Michele, I agree with you about the ink. Ink jet printers seem cheaper, but you have to be replacing the ink constantly. The laser (?) printers ink is much for expensive but seems to last forever. Where I used to work, they would have to replace ink for 6 months to a year with everyone (about 8 of us) printing on it every day... Oh well the cost of technology does go on indefinitely. emoticon

Doris, sorry about your knee. I hope you enjoy the bluegrass festival even if it isn't your favorite kind of music. I personally am an old rock and roll nut. What is your favorite kind of music? emoticon

Sunny, enjoy your house guests this coming week. You are always so active! emoticon

Nina, take care-hope things are well. emoticon

Mary--hope your reunion is going well!! Look forward to hearing from you when you get back. emoticon emoticon

Brenda, I agree that because you are alone and you like coffee, your Kuerig is the best choice. Gourmet coffees are so nice. If I were alone I might indulge myself, but the three of us drink about 10-12 "cups" a day. My mug probably equals 2 - 5 oz servings and I drink two mugs (cups) a day. emoticon

Take care everyone and have a great day.. emoticon



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DORIS hope that knee is better soon! It must be really hard to do your HH stuff with a bum knee! GOod idea for freezing the food for a later meal!

MARIELLE you are doing great with that tree! I am going to have to trim our persimmon tree as well. Just don't know how to get up there! Did your DD ever get her med? I hope so.

IT is chilly this sat morning. I have to go out & buy more ink for our printer. It is constantly running out of ink. I wish they made ones that used ink more slowly! Hmph! emoticon

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Hi! everyone--hope your weekend is good. Our DD and SIL will be in and out as they're visiting their DD at her college near us. Probably no meals to prepare, but we will get a short visit with them. We saw our other DD and SIL yesterday after the funeral. That all went well and I'm sure the family is relieved to have the services over.

My knee is acting up again so I will go Tuesday for another injection. Hope it works quickly as we plan to go to south TX on Thursday for a bluegrass festival. Not my favorite kind of music but it will be a nice break in routine and I can always take my book to read when I want. I made a casserole for lunch today and am hoping it survives for us to have a meal while we're there with the travel trailer. I will freeze what's left after lunch today. Then we can just thaw it for a decent meal down there with little effort!

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Hi everyone, sorry I got busy and didn't post for a while, I read but kept being pulled away. I took my DD to an appointment yesterday to get her anti-depressant. They wouldn't fill it because she saw the nurse and it had to be signed by the doctor--so hopefully today they will approve it as she is out and having symptoms. They've done this to her at least one other time. When I was sitting in the office several patients complained about the mis-communications. One poor gentleman had been informed of an appt and when he got there, they didn't have him on the schedule-they could work him in, but since he had to get a ride to and from the appt, if he stayed it would have been a couple of hours he would have to wait to be taken home.

I did get the rest of the branches off the tree. I am down to the trunk--it is quite a small tree-a dwarf peach but the trunk is about a 6 inch diameter. I once had a dead pine in my back yard removed by some tree people. It had some kind of disease they get and finally gave up the ghost--I think the trunk was 2-3 feet at the bottom. I would absolutely never tackle anything like that. I got up on a ladder once (will have to do again sometime) and trimmed branches from two of the ash trees I have that are close to the house on the east side.

I have a doctor's appt this morning at 8am so will see if I can post more later. Have a great day everyone!!!

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MARY ANN don'T forget to take care of you among all of those errands!

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So many places in the world getting rain. Sorry about the hurricane coming but I wish they could send some here

Busy day working on house and errands

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MARY that is a long day! A lot of Japanese put in days like that!

NINA yes, all those living there will be in my prayers. Hurricanes, typhoons, they are scary!

SUNNY I also have wood floors in my house. I prefer them as the carpets get bugs.

Will go to the pool for the 2nd time this week!

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It is a beautiful October Day in Southern Calif. Planning to run errands, clean house and get ready for house guests next week.



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Hi everybody! Keep Bermuda in your prayers as they seem to be facing a Category 4 hurricane.

MARY, 12.5 hours is a loong day! Hope you got a good night's sleep. Glad Social Studies night went so well.

BRENDA, love the description of the Fall pic outside your window! Our Florida Fall pic is quite different, but our Mulberry and Sycamore trees are losing their leaves at the moment and the low this morning was 53 degrees. That's really cold after 95 degree highs a few days ago! lol

I think this is the first summer in quite some time that we haven't had major water restrictions. However I don't remember ever having problems like California is experiencing and can't imagine what a nightmare it must be. I think Atlanta experience some major water woes for a couple of years when their lake water source pretty much dried up. Sure hope the weather pattern makes some changes in the coming year.

Make it a wonderful day! emoticon

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Hi, friends! I am back from school...a 12.5 hour day! Social Studies night was great but I am so tired. My sister and her husband are coming here tomorrow right after school and on Friday we leave for my reunion so I probably won't be online until Sunday night. I have read the posts but I am fading fast, lol! I'll check back with all of you late Sunday.

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Marielle your tree story reminded me of our second house. We bought a real fixer upper to be in a certain school district for our daughter. There was a huge palm tree in the back yard too close to the house. So my DH decided to cut it down. The neighbors all came running when they heard the loud crashing. He was so lucky that it just missed the house. I don't think he ever tried to cut down another tree.

Nothing planned for the next few days so I will clean house. It is good exercise going up and down the stairs. I like having wood and tile floors but they take a bit more energy than the carpet.

Everyone have a great rest of Wednesday

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BRENDA I agree with you about the water: it is a precious gift & if one loses it then life in general is very, very hard! I don't really mind the rain much. It is a lot easier to move around in & deal with than snow! It is my liquid sunshine & I keep reminiding myself that! The drought in Ca. is such a shame!

I don't wear much jewerly either, I do wear earrings, since my ears are pierced & wear the precious necklaces that mom gave me. I do so much housework & other stuff with my hands that I don't wear my rings much, except when we're going out.

Off to piano lesson & tone chime practice.

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Michele,

I agree that the Kuerig coffee is expensive but I only drink two cups a day and it is my only vice and I deserve it. I also drink tea and it is very convenient to make a cup of tea without heating up a pot of water, Heating a cup of water in the microwave, it seems to me that the water doesn't stay hot very long. I wait until Kuerig has a good sale on the pods and buy a lot of them that last a few months.

We are having another storm today. I woke up last night and heard the rain pouring down. It makes a loud noise on the stove vent pipe. I am on the top floor. Everyday the leaves are turning more and more and will soon be on the ground leaving their bare branches exposed to the cold days and nights that will soon be here. They are very beautiful when they turn white with the frost and glisten during the day. It makes a beautiful picture outside my window.

Seeing the draught in California is very disturbing. Here we are lush and green and plenty of water in our state and other places are flooding. There is no happy medium.

Marielle,
I wonder if those idiots who are complaining about the high price of water in your area have seen what happens when the water is gone. They should be grateful they have a system to get water and quit their bellyaching. You gave your all to try to help them and you almost lost your health and sanity. I am so glad you stepped down.

In some ways, cutting down that old peach tree is very satisfying as well as you are doing it the hard way. You may have to ask for help with the trunk.

Yes, Mary, that was a great idea about your wedding rings. My oldest daughter told me that I had to give her my wedding rings because she was the oldest. Well, I did give them to her but she took them and had the diamond chips taken out and a bigger diamond set in and used them when she got married. My first husband could not afford a flashy ring and I didn't want one anyway. When my current husband and I got married we went and got $35 gold bands. Mine is sitting in my jewelry box. I do not like to wear rings.

Have a good day everyone.

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Good Morning everyone,
Looks like another rainy day here. I went to be fairly early last night-Orioles were losing to KC and they did. They are out of it now. Losing a few of their good players has also hurt them. Now will have to get interested in football again! LOL It will be interesting to see if a wildcard team can go on to be in and win the World Series like KC.
Welcome back home Sunny. It's good to get away but always good to get back home!
Mary, now your wait at airport will be longer as they are testing for Ebola now. That's a scary situation. Nice idea for your diamonds. My one daughter has my diamond in her wedding band from my first marriage which her Dad gave me.
Nina, your weight will fluctuate from day to day, sometimes because of retaining fluid. I always find it harder in the cooler months to keep drinking a lot of water, but need to do that. Nina, I joined the group here to lose 10 lb by Thanksgiving just to see if it will help also.
Michelle, glad you didn't get that typhoon!
Marielle, cutting down trees? wow, don't think I could ever do that!
closing for now. Have a good day everyone.

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MICHELE & MARY, thank you for the encouragement! The last thing I need is more wrinkles! lol! Don't think I could do this without all of you. Something interesting...my regular weigh in was Monday and it didn't show that I lose anything. However, for some reason I weighed this morning and I had lost 2 lbs. Maybe I was retaining water on Monday? I'm going to wait until next Monday before recording any changes.

MARY, what a lovely idea you have for your diamonds! It is something that the girls will treasure the rest of their lives and perhaps pass along to future generations.

My daughter has one of those Keurigs and the coffee is actually really good! However she rarely drinks coffee (she's a hot tea drinker) and prefers to brew her hot tea. Not sure why she bought it, but I think she uses it in a pinch or when she has me there. lol

Better get ready for work. Make it a beautiful day!

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NINA I also think that's great! you don't want to lose it too fast---your body will be wrinkled all over! And yes, what a cute story about the earrings!

MARY a keruig is sooooo expensive here----I looked into one It's just beyond my means to drink that kind of coffee daily. Not only that, but I feel like then too, I will become spoied with mycoffee! Glad you enjoyed your pedicure! It's nice that you do something for you.

DORIS what a bunch of great stuff you got. Rest up & then you'll be able to put everything in place. What a treat to look forward to!

Well, I got caught in the downpour riding my bike home from the station today. My starbuck's coffee willmake up for how chilly & soaking wet I was! emoticon

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Spent the day sleeping in and catching up. Back tomorrow

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Nina, we were posting at the same time. That's a darling story about the earrings. When my granddaughters are older and get their ears pierced, I want to take the diamonds from my wedding set and use those for my daughter, 2 DILs, and the grands. I will make myself a necklace with the biggest ones and pass the others along. It will put these special rings to good use!

I think 4 pounds in 5 weeks is great. You are a LOSER and that's what's important and impressive! Keep up the good work!

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Marielle, you never cease to amaze me! You and Brenda with your chopping wood…in my wildest dreams I would never even think of attempting that! I guess I’m the quintessential Southern Belle! I really WOULD swoon, lol! We had a peach tree in the backyard of our first house and I wanted to see peaches. We moved after 2 years and never had any. It’s sweet that you coaxed it back to life and got more peaches! I hope your kids will help cut/chop the firewood at some point!

Michele, I sure wish you’d get a Keurig! You could have good coffee, even Starbucks, any time you want. My husband’s mother had a persimmon tree in the back yard. I never ate one but they were small and looked like small peaches, I think. What is your puzzle this time? My granddaughters had 3 puzzles going…those plastic ones with the cute little pieces that can only fit one way! I thought of you as they plugged away at it. Annalise gets made when the pieces don’t fit. She’s a ‘do it once and do it right’ person! You did a remarkable recovery after your grown daughter’s fit, and you have started being ‘you’ again!!

Doris, it sounds like you got a lot of goodies today. Putting them away and getting the kitchen organized will be great. Will you keep an inventory? We had a condo at Lake Sam Rayburn and people walked off with all the kitchen stuff, the tv, and the VCR. We were dumbfounded that they sign up and pay for the place for a weekend or a week and thought that our property was theirs!!

Brenda, after yesterday’s downpours, today was gorgeous and cool! Houston finally has fall weather! It sounds like Elinor’s little dog was a hit today! I’m glad you had so much fun with her. It’s relaxing, too. I did like you with my kids, too. If they acted up, we went straight home and they either got a spanking or a Time Out, depending on how awful they were! When my daughter was 3 she threw what she even calls today a ‘Hissy Fit’ in Safeway! She wanted something that I wasn’t prepared to buy and she threw herself on the floor of an aisle and kicked and screamed. I calmly pushed the buggy to another aisle. And she jumped up, came screaming to me and wanted to know why I left her!! I told her that no one wanted to watch a child throw a fit and that we were going home. I left the groceries, put her in the car, gave her a good swat on her rear, and she never did it again!!

We had an hour and a half practice for tomorrow night’s Social Studies night today. I was so tired! I got a pedicure after school on a whim. It felt SOOO good. The woman used a sugar scrub and hot stones for the massage! I almost fell asleep. I have more forms to fill out and report cards to get a start on.

See you later!
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Hi everyone! Sorry I've been gone a while and it almost seems like a chore to try to catch up with all of you individually. DORIS and BETTY, so sorry to hear about the loss of friends and relatives. Glad that typhoon missed you, MICHELE. Whoever it is that said she is down to 123 lbs....way to go! I don't think I've weighed that since highschool!

I've been managing to keep up with nutrition tracking despite being so busy. However I again didn't lose any weight this week. 4 lbs in about 5 weeks...it just seems like I should be able to do better than that -- it's discouraging.

Shared a memorable time with my 5 y.o. granddaughter Saturday when she got her ears pierced last Saturday at the mall. My son, DIL and I told her that it would hurt, but just for a short while. She wasn't going to do it, but decided to do it (her choice totally) and is now as happy as can be! After crying for about 10 minutes, she started giving every little girl she saw at the mall a sticker and showing them her newly pierced ears. It was precious. She is such a girly girl and it's her own doing. I wouldn't call my DIL a girly girl at all. It was a priceless afternoon!

Homecoming is this weekend and it looks like my son and I will be taking the little ones to their first parade.

Hang in there everyone!

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Hope you have fun with your English lesson and coffee, Michele.

Mary Ann, when will they do the surgery? I'm not sure I saw. Guess that will mean you can't use that hand again for a while. I hope it's a quick and complete recovery.

Marielle, it does sound as if you're much more relaxed now. Time and a good dog will do it!!

Brenda, I'm like you. Small towns with less traffic is good.

Our new HH director's wife and I did our shopping this morning for the kitchen. We found almost everything we had on our list and some other things we needed but didn't think to put on the list--pots and pans, utensils, serving dishes, cleaning supplies, blender, knives, etc. I still have all of it in my SUV and will go later today to drop it off. But we were tired and hungry when we got through so I stopped at my house to eat and rest awhile. It is aggravating that my body just doesn't let me keep going like I used to do.

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BRENDA THE situation about traffic & people is the same here, too.

As for bratty kids in stores----I did the same as you! Why my dd is the way she is is NOT b/c of Tad & I. We were both strict & expected manners first & then good behavior. I do not generally take responisibility for my kids' cholices. I did have that breakdown moment in Aug ( in fact it was the 22nd-------the Feast of the Immaculate Conception! ) but with all ofyou supporting me, it made me realize quickly what I already know or should have had the commen sense to know! emoticon to all of you!

MARIELLE you sound so well! I am glad! It's too bad about your peach tree! I have a persimmon tree in the front of my house; FIL planted it when we moved in when my middle son was born. we do nothing to it & every other year we have great persimmons! I didn't even KNOW what a persimmon was until I came to Japan! I had never seen them in Detroit. I wonder if they are only a fruit that grows down south or in more humid temps?

I am off to Tokyo this chilly wed. morning to teach English to Tad's cousin. as usual, she'll treat me to a free black Starbuck's coffee as well as pay me tuition! Can't wait! emoticon

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Traffic is only going to keep getting worse as time goes on because there are so many people moving to the US and so many cars and trucks on the roads, people on cell phones, drinking and doing drugs and not paying attention the freeways are very scary these days and I stay off of them. Plus the weather is getting so crazy everywhere. I love living in this small town. The only time we have issues getting around is when there are big wrecks on the freeway and all the cars are diverted to the side roads. That's why I keep stocked up on things.

I'm glad you got back home Sunny and can get some much needed rest. Sorry to hear you will have to have more surgery on your hand. That wreck sure did a number on you.

Michele,

That is funny what your DD said about never having children because they are so bratty. She was talking about herself only didn't know it. emoticon I never let my children misbehave in the stores. If they acted up, we left and went home. If they acted up in the car, I pulled over to the side of the road and sat there until they decided they would stop.

Mary,

You sure like to pack a lot of things into one day. I used to be like that but have slowed down these days and do as I want.

Elinor came over yesterday late afternoon with Princess. Sue gave her a laser light and she turned it on and Princess chased it all over the living room turning in circles trying to find it when she turned it off. It was so funny watching her. We laughed our heads off.

I guess the storm has passed but most of the leaves are still holding tight to their branches after that big wind yesterday. I slept through the morning news so will find out what happened over night at the noon news.

Have a good day everyone. Will check back later on.

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Sunny, what an ordeal getting home. It is very important to rest after all the stress, waiting and horrible traffic issue. emoticon

Doris, how exciting about HH opening soon. Sounds like every is in order and all your group's ducks are in a row. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Mary, you sound very motivated about your water aerobics. Not sure I would have jumped up and gone after working all day (even if it was a day off). emoticon

Michele, how is your jigsaw puzzle coming along? Will you tear it down when you are done?

After my lazy day--basically just the dog park and walking, I got energetic and starting cutting down this dead tree in my back yard about 5pm. Since I heat my house with wood, I decided to take all the mini-branches and smaller branches for kindling and then when I get to the larger ones, I'll see if I can get them cut into logs. I hope it burns okay-it was a peach tree and I got a lot of years out of it--it was almost dead when I moved into my house (15 years ago) and my ex and I brought it back to life-one year I got over 200 peaches (small to very tasty) and one year only 15 or 20 but very tasty. But the last two or three years it has decided to give up the ghost. I've tried to feed it, water it, love it, etc. but it decided it was done. So I am trying to lovingly take it down and in burning I think it will release its energy. I don't own a chain saw as I am afraid of them so I just keep lopping and sawing away. I may have to buy a larger saw to get the trunk down.

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Michele, it was one of those good days when I did things I wanted to do, like seeing my daughter and the babies, I did something I needed to do: the filling! Then I got so much of my school work that I HAD to do out of the way. I feel ready for the week, although it's going to be a very hectic one.

Bratty kids screaming in stores drive me nuts. You're a better person that I am, lol! Enjoy your puzzle. That would make me anxious!!

Mary

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MARY again---you were quite the busy little bee on your day off! Feels good to be productive, doesn't it?

MARIELLE I wish I could have a dog, too. They bring such joy! I had one growing up, but here in Japan there is simply no space, & I won't keep one outside---too cold in the winter, too hot in the summer. Glad Charlie is there for you!

DORIS so what did you find for your kitchen at HH?

SUNNY little kids do take a lot of energy & patience, with or without exercise! MyDD was so surprised at me in the grocery store yesterday when these obnoxious, noisey little ones were running all over & I didn't even let it bother me. She said she is never having kids b/c they are all so bratty & obnoxious!

Off to do my jigsaw puzzle!

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Glad you made it home okay, Maryann, but I worry about getting to the airport and getting stuck when I'm there at Thankgsiving. We had such trouble getting home last time, too. And I have to teach the next day!

Doris, it must be so satisfying to be so near to the real opening and having guests. Enjoy the kitchen shopping!

I'm so glad the typhoon passed you by, Michele. My Guam friend got a lot of rain.

Marielle, dogs are great friends!

I went to water aerobics after all tonight! I made some tortellini soup that I found on Facebook a few weeks ago and I set the kitchen timer to let it cool before I put it in containers. When the timer went off I realized that I had 15 minutes if I wanted to go....so I threw my suit on and threw the soup in the fridge and went. Now I just had a bowl and it was good AND I'm ready to settle in for the night. All but a couple of papers are graded, I only have 4 more reports to do and I can knock that out tomorrow night. I got a jump on my report cards, too! So I'm so grateful for my day off!

Mary

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Just got back from our monthly HH meeting. All seems to be going well. We will start up with overnight visitors the first weekend of November. Guests are already calling to set reservations.

Mary, you've really made the most of your day "off"! I remember it really felt good to have a bonus day like that when I was teaching.

Brenda, you have so much more self discipline than I when it comes to food choices. I do love sweets and find it difficult to pass up when they're available.

Tomorrow our new director's wife of HH and I will go shopping for the kitchen. We had waited to buy cooking items until they were on staff and we could get what she thought she would need. It should be a fun day.

Mary Ann, I hope you had an easy trip home and can get rested up.

Marielle, isn't a dog a wonderful thing to have! They are so loving and accepting, no matter what we do. Our dog just loves to have belly rubs and will come and lay on my feet when he's getting one. He's half border collie-half blue heeler. He loves to run and chase other animals such as squirrels, rabbits, and an occasional cow. Usually the cows end up chasing him back to the yard!

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Back home and I am going to bed early. I am going to need to increase my aerobic exercise if I am going to keep up with the GS.

Got to the airport early this morning but the plane was delayed because the LA Airport was fogged in. Then on the way home traffic came to a stop because of a big rig accident. Getting home was an adventure. Going nowhere tomorrow

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Michele, I am so glad the typhoon was a "hoax". I saw on the internet that it was a bad one in the south, must have been a different one. I get confused on the internet sometimes-it seems to not always be about the most current event.. Yeah!! emoticon

Mary, how great you got the day off!! emoticon

I didn't do much today- a little housework...



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It seems to be raining all over, isn't it?!!

MARY you do move around alot in your job, don't you? I'd personally rather move around than sit at a desk all day! Glad you had a good visit with your G-kids.

BETTY so sorry to hear about Diane. I have been through that too, with DH's mom. It was good that she was finally gone---it will be 5 years this up-coming Christmas day. I still miss her terribly! I also have shrunk---used to be 5'7 & am now about 5'5! You are in my daily prayers.

DORIS I am sorry to hear about DH'S cousin. do take care you will be in my prayrs.

KATHY emoticon Keep going. You are inspiring me to take more care of me

SUNNY hope you made it home safely!

Our typhoon was all a hoax! We had a lot of wind, & normal rain. The news LOVES drama!
So now I am off to the pool this tuesday morning!

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Hi, friends! I had the day off today and it’s been a busy one. I had an early morning dentist appt. and got a tooth filled. It had a small fracture (molar) and was next to a crown. I’ve had a wincing pain there for years when I bite on something that is ‘flat.’ It took less than 30 minutes and afterwards I went back to my daughter’s house and we played with the girls. It poured and we just stayed inside. The girls went down for a late nap and I came home, went grocery shopping, and am finishing up laundry. I will try to get my conference forms finished today and start on report cards!

Brenda, you really did have a heavy load work-wise! Teaching is standing and walking around a small classroom, going from one building to another, standing on the playground, etc. My legs are killing me at the end of the day and so is my back. But it’s just the way it is. You are so good with passing up things at the potlucks! Good for you keeping those inches off!

Welcome Kathy! We have a great group. We’ve all gained and lost, some have maintained and all of us are continually trying to ‘win the battle.’ I WAS 123 for a long time as an adult, after having been a chunky child! My daughter posted a FB picture of our family in the mid 90’s on a cruise and I was about 123/125 then in my mid 40’s. I started gaining weight around 48 years old and although I’ve lost 30 pounds twice since then, it keeps coming back! I was doing very well last year, then I broke my ankle on one leg and my kneecap on the other within 6 months and lost my momentum. I’ve regained 10 pounds and am starting to get it off again. It’s always a battle. Good for you getting to goal. Don’t be anything but proud of yourself!

Doris, I’m sorry about your husband’s relative. I hope all will go well with the plans.

Maryann, have a safe trip back home. Wish you could have some of our rain!

Regardless of the breaks you took, Marielle, you had a hard day ‘s work!! I’m glad you’re enjoying the dog park and playtime with Charlie!

Happy anniversary, Michele! I’m sorry for the weight gain but it’s probably from salt and/or MSG. I’m sure with your healthy eating and more biking you will drop the extra weight soon. Has the weather evened out? We had massive rains here today but it’s gone now with a cool front behind. The sun is coming out now, too! Mass at the old church was good. It’s now a very diverse crowd and the music was great.

You’ve had so much going on, too, Betty. Rest up, get the laundry done, go pay your respects and start over with good healthy choices. Every day is a new day!

I need to go work on the conference forms. So much to get done!
Mary



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Doris, my condolences for DH's cousin.

Kathy, what a awesome job you have done!!!

Sunny, hope your trip home went well.

Brenda, I too have lost height-only about an inch but still.................

Took Charlie to the dog park--what a joy he is.

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Kathy,

You are doing so well with your weight loss journey. Remember, only you can control what you eat so continue to make healthy choices and do your exercises. I haven't weighed 123 since I was a teenager. I have lost two inches in height as I get older and my weight stays the same but I have lost two or three inches around by avoiding all the sweets available here in my building. I do go to the parties and potlucks but don't eat the junk. I take what I can eat and just enjoy the company.

Welcome aboard!

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Congratulations, Kathy emoticon Just remember what got you where you are now and where you've been. Keep up your good work!

My DH's cousin did pass away last night so we'll be involved with funeral things this week. Don't know when yet.

It rained overnight again and was dark this AM so I slept in. Sure did feel good!

Hope everyone has a great week!

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When I started this journey 10 years ago I was 164 pounds. Since then I've put it on, taken it off, put it on and taken it off...hopefully this time I can keep it off.
I don't remember ever ever ever being 123 pounds, even as a six year old! :)
My sister is 12 years older than me and when I was six I couldn't fit into her clothes.
I was always wearing Husky clothes...or all the "x"s....
People used to say, "Don't worry honey...you're not fat...you're just "pleasingly plump."
I was stunned when I had a BMI test done at a health fair last year and they said I was "borderline obese."...so with that and the diagnosis of osteoporosis, I decided it was time to try some new things. I'm very very grateful and almost guilty that I've reached my goal. I need you all to help me stay on track and avoid the yo-yo'ing that I've always done in the past.
So grateful you are here and grateful to have support.

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Good Morning everyone,
Doris, condolences-see you lost a family member.

KATHY, SEE your new here or is it because I haven't been here for A while? Welcome. And by the way 123 lbs?! I haven't weighed that since I was first married back in 1957! I've been struggling with the 150's or more since menopause! And then I was 5'4 1/2. Now I am 5'2.!
Sat. was the funeral for my dear friend Diane. My consolation is she is out of pain and suffering now. Thank God it was a closed casket. She had a lot of friends there-young and old.Diane was almost 66. I shall miss her terribly. She had another close friend, Ginny, and mine also-so together we keep each other going on with our life as we know Diane would want. It's hard when someone is constantly on your mind.

Ok, now to start with this weight loss again! What a struggle! Will have to read to catch up here. Now for a shower-wash some clothes-and still in the middle of putting away summer and getting out winter.

Now, we have another funeral. A friend of DH passed away this past Fri. He really wasn't close-just someone we know. So here we go again.


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Going home today. It is fun but it will be nice to sleep in my own bed

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10/12/14 2:51 P

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emoticon emoticon Kathy! Thank you for your story; it is very inspiratonal to me!

BRENDA you are a hard worker even now; the way you take care of your friends. I admire you for that. You are the kind of friend I LOVE to have!

MARY how was mass? Did you get someone to move those books for you?

MARIELLE yes, I agree---you too, are a hard worker! how as meditation today?

Well I really blew it! I thought I ate well yesterday ( we went out to a buffet dinner for our 29th anniversary on Saturday, the 11th) & I stuck to only plain veggies with the exception of a coffee jello & 1 serving of chinese vegetables I did have the tiniest cup of curry sauce as well, as suddenly I am up 3 kg----7lbs! How in the world did that happen? ! Oh no! I have a lot of work to do to catch up! Not feeling too well about myself this rainy Monday morning!

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10/12/14 12:17 P

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Mary,

I forget that you didn't have jobs that were physically active. Teaching is another kind of stress and I admire you for being one all these years.

I always had jobs that were physically demanding. One summer I had to sub for one of the secretaries at the college in the Art Department and there was nothing to do but sit there for 8 hours a day. Very boring but someone had to be there. Occasionally the Art Director would come in and need a letter written or set up for a show. I read magazines and typed up recipes. The girl that took over for me took her sewing machine and sewed all day.

I love to chop wood and do miss having a wood stove. If we were allowed to wash our cars here, I would but I have to wait until I find a car wash. I don't like going to those commercial car washes because I think they damage the paint going through all that maize.



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10/12/14 12:02 P

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Doris, wow I am not sure I would want to work an 8-9 hour day anywhere anymore. You are very dedicated. I hope you have your employee(s) hired for HH and things are going well.

Mary, I took a lot of rest periods during my "work" day. I either sat down inside or outside to cool off and tried to work in the shade as much as possible. Washing the car was actually easier than I thought it was going to be. I only did the outside-saying the inside for later-vacuuming and wiping everything down. The only thing I did inside was the windshield. I also used my wheelbarrow to move the wood--I'll admit my back especially the hip area is a little sore, but actually less than I thought I would be.

Welcome Mckatenh! Sounds like you are doing all the right things. I am sorry about your osteoporosis diagnosis but definitely weight training and walking help with that. I will have to go in for my regular bone density study sometime after November 1st. It has been several years since the last one-I was at the lower end but not yet showing osteoporosis, only scoliosis (which was diagnosed when I was about 7 or 8 yo). I really didn't even remember if it was a correct diagnosis until it was confirmed with the bone scan just a few years ago.

I am headed to meditation soon. Have a beautiful Sunday everyone!!! emoticon

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10/12/14 11:30 A

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I know how frustrating it can be to watch that scale and not see any movement.
I spent the first few months of this journey trying to find the right combination that would nudge me to my goal and it seemed futile. The secret for me was a combination of strength training, drinking more water and measuring my snacks so that I didn't allow myself to nibble on a bunch of pounds! Also, I had to find the right combinations of fruits and vegetables to eat instead of starving myself. I learned that starving myself and living on salads was adding to the problem instead of helping me burn fat. It has been a process. It didn't happen for me as quickly as I wanted it to, but I held on, hit my goal and am maintaining it. It's not easy because it's pie season for me, but I'm working out every day and logging my activity to stay accountable.
It will happen for you if you just hang in there and stay on track. When I was diagnosed with osteoporosis my doc said I needed to do weight bearing exercises, so I started doing some weight lifting. In the past I thought it made me gain weight, but just the opposite happened. I started out with light weights three days a week and now I've actually come to enjoy it.
Don't give up. If it can happen to me ("fatty Kathy), it can happen for you!


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Wow, Marielle! What a hard worker you are! I guess the slug in me comes out, especially on the weekend. If I manually washed the car I would consider that a 'done day!' Working THAT long in the yard and carrying logs would constitute hard work for several days. You are amazing! Rest up. You might be sore today.

I wonder if you called your daddy 'Poppers' when you're home, Michele, if he would respond! You never know what's going on in their minds. I always wished our daddy could have chatted with us at the end of his life. He had a day when Mama and I went to visit and when she told him it was time for her to have lunch and he would have HIS lunch soon, he thrust his head forward and turned his head back and forth. I teared up: he wanted to 'rub noses' like they used to do! And I waved goodbye and HE waved goodbye. It was a sweet memory!

Doris, how is the HH doing? Are you up for business yet or still getting ready? I hope the people you found to run it will work out just fine. Do you expect a lot of visitors all the time or just on a particular weekend?

I need to find a nearby church other than my own today for Mass. Mine has its annual bazaar. There is never any parking and I think it's going to rain again---4 years in a row there's been rain. The bazaar makes a ton of money, all given to poor parishes around the city that we help. But I have conference forms and getting my house ready for my sister's visit next week so I will go to church and come home to work. Water aerobics possibly if it's not pouring. I have tomorrow off and will get a filling 'refilled!' Then I will go play with the grandbabies again!

Mary

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10/11/14 8:51 P

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You've all had busy days today, too. I worked 8-5 at HH, then came home to watch our Baylor Bears come from behind to win the football game tonight. It was a good day but I'm tired, too.

Hope those of you with stormy weather are OK.

Have a great Sunday!

Doris
Oglesby, TX (near Waco)
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10/11/14 8:41 P

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Brenda, I washed the car this morning--did it myself. That was the start of the day. Then I worked the rest of the day doing yardwork. I got all the high grass and weeds dug up and then proceeded to move the wood (I have a wood stove so have to deal with logs every year. I worked til 5pm and started at 10:30 this morning--I figure with resting, I probably put in about 5 hours.

Mary, so glad you made money with your yard sale. I have never been organized enough to have one. What a good idea to use the money for your at-home emergency fund.

Sunny, what a nice visit with your daughter and grandson.

Michele, hope everything goes okay for you during the typhoon.

I am tired--have to figure out what to eat. Then I am going to rest. I just took a shower--wow it felt so good.

Take care everyone.

Marielle
Prescott, Arizona

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10/11/14 7:10 P

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MARY what a great idea for the money! We used to call our dad "poppers" back when. I wonder if he still remembers that, suffering from dementia now.....

BRENDA yes, how scary! They are predicting such happenings here, too. We have a persimmon tree in the front of our house---the branches are next to the window & Tad & I are busy cutting the branches right now in preparation for tomorrow!

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10/11/14 5:56 P

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Wow, Brenda, what a scary ordeal! I've been on the highway going to my mother's 2 hours away in heavy rain and traffic like that where you can't even see what the car in front of you really look like. But never without working wipers. Your friend's son was so lucky and how great that he was able to get new wipers, too. I need some myself.

Maryann, my girlies haven't discovered stickers yet. Annalise is into pretend feeding, lol! Cherilyn gave her two 'sforks' that she carries around and 'feeds' her dolls and toys! She makes 'Mmmm...." noises when she does it! Grace is either running all over the place, pushing/riding big riding toys or quietly reading books! Isn't it fun to watch them bloom and grow?! I hope you enjoy every minute!

Mary

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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Sunny,

What a fun day with your GS. When one of my granddaughter's was three she wanted post it notes so we went to Costco and bought her a big bundle of them and she had a great time with them.

Michele,

Boy, did it ever rain here for about twenty minutes this morning. The wind came up and the clouds got dark and then it started raining sideways and very heavy. I could barely see the road behind our building. I ran around the halls and stairs in my socks closing windows. The one at the other end of the hall was wide open and the rain was blowing in on top of the air conditioner under the window and the carpet was soaking wet so there went my socks. The wind was blowing towards that side of the building.

Barbara and Faith were down in the lobby waiting for Barbara's son to bring her van back so they could go to a baby shower. Well, her son came in and said just as he got on the freeway the rain poured and the driver's side windshield wiper flew off and he could not see the road in front of him. He pulled over to the edge of the road and guided the car using the bumps on the line and made it to Walmart and got some new windshield wipers. The other side was ready to fly off. He thinks if Barbara had been driving she would have wrecked the car. He was very scared. There was a semi in front and back of him.

There was a waterfall coming off our roof in front. The drain pipe could not contain all the down pour. Then a few minutes later the rain stopped and the sun came out and it has been nice since. Strange................I am glad I didn't decide to go to the store during that or I would have been caught in the deluge.

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I am planning on putting the money in my at-home-emergency-fund! It's running way too low. I dip into it for cash needs and this will really help. It was so strange. My husband died almost 4 years ago and the babies certainly have never seen him except in pictures. My daughter used to call him Daddeo just for fun and that's what she has called him in pictures when she shows family photos to the girls. Today, Annalise kept saying 'Daddeo' over and over! It was like he was watching over the garage sale of the things he really enjoyed! I hope the people who bought them will have a fun and useful time with them.

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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10/11/14 5:23 P

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MARYANN what a funny way! to spend with your GS!

MARY great on the garage sale! What are you going to do with all of that money?

MARIELLE happy birthday to your grandson! You don't seem old enough to have one that old!

Today is our last day before the typhoon gets here. Lots I want to do....

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