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Brenda, with your sewing talent and your drive to help others, it would be so wonderful if you were rehired to sew! Please let your friend know that you no longer smoke. She might be thrilled to have you. I'll keep MY fingers and toes crossed for YOU!

Marielle, what a mess the board issues are. Even with you all explaining, no one is willing to be part of the solution. Did the 'mob' understand how much money it would cost to dissolve the board and have something else in place? I'm glad there was a turnout, though. At least you can say people WERE informed!

I just don't know what I'm going to do about the computer. I guess I will call tomorrow and see what Office Depot has to say about the Protection Plan. But I really can't start school without the computer. I just don't know!

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Welcome JSilver and DStenore

Mary what a mess with your computer issues.

Brenda, it's pretty hot here too plus very muggy.

The meeting last night brought over 100 to 150 people. Most of those who talked during the call to the public were against what we're doing but when offering to all to join the board only one person raised their hand and even expressed an interest. Most people just want to carp, complain and be angry. Too bad. Then our secretary resigned, which means we don't have a quorum and can't do business. Today though, I got a call from an ex-board member who is willing to come back. We have to call a special meeting-the resigning person has to agree to come and we have to do all the legal stuff (post the agenda at least 24 hours prior, etc.) But there may be hope. I am pretty discouraged. What those complainers don't know is that if the Board dissolves, the Board of Supervisors will take over and if they think this raise is outrageous, they'll really be angry about what they'll pay for them to hire someone to "run the business"--they charged a local fire district $80,000 per month when their board resolved--for us that would mean over $100 per month per household. People do not know what they do. I kept asking everyone who came up angry or not-to join the board and do the research they want us to do themselves. Even when we answered their questions and everything, it was like they were small children and ignored our answers and continued to ask the same questions. Sometimes I truly believe people (especially groups or mobs) are just plain STUPID....

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Mary, what a mess having to send them your computer. I hope it is something simple. A computer that doesn't work when you need it to is not worth anything so keeping my fingers, eyes and toes crossed for good luck to you.

Welcome to all you new members. Check in often, someone is always here to help you along your journey.

It is over 90F here today outside, 85F in my apartment with a little AC coming in from the halls. I could turn on my AC but it actually isn't too hot in here yet.

Tomorrow morning I will meet my friend, Elayne, from PeEll at the Visiting Nurses store down the street and follow her to her new shop in her deceased parents garage. Her sister is a nurse and making the huge home into an assisted living home. She has set up to sew items for a friend that the friend sells at different venues all over. I used to sew for her but I was a smoker then and she fired me because the smoke smelled up the things I was sewing. I quit smoking about 8 years ago so maybe she will hire me back. Who knows, maybe this will turn into something. Elayne sews all the time and is an avid quilter and has won many awards.

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I have attempted to write several times and lost the post each time. I will make this short in case the wifi goes again. My sweet son and grandson came and we did go to Office Depot. Of course, there was no manager there! The woman we spoke with said to call the 800 number on the Protection Agreement. They will ask me to send them my computer!!! They may send me a gift card or something with a discount to get another computer if they can’t ‘fix’ it. What will I do without it with school looming? What a mess!!

Welcome to the new friends! We have all lost here and there but keeping it off is always so hard regardless of our ages. I’ve had a broken ankle and broken kneecap within 7 months of each other this year and while I am back at water aerobics and light exercise it really puts a damper on doing much of anything. Drinking water flushes your system and hydrates your muscles. Muscle weighs more than fat and building muscle will aid your metabolism. Your clothes will fit better and you will look leaner….so they say, lol! I think whatever muscle I have is encased in a layer of fat, actually! I am trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and keep my snacking to a minimum. I wear a Fitbit Zip that syncs with Spark People and records my steps and calories daily. Anything we do that’s proactive is a step in the right direction!

Waving to my ‘old’ friends here. I will post this so as not to lose it…

Mary


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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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Thank you. I will check out hiit

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7/29/14 4:07 P

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Hang in there. It is a slow process for me too...but after SEVEN MONTHS, I am finally seeing some excellent results. Did you hear me...SEVEN MONTHS!!! One thing I think helps, HIIT cardio workouts. It took me five months to get physically fit enough to rock out HIIT cardio workouts. Just stay the course, stay positive, BELIEVE THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

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notime to read the p;osts, be back later!

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Brenda, I hear you. What bothers me a lot are my arms having lost the muscle in them. I just started working with the Sparkpeople video on sculping Arms. I can't keep up with her but keep at it. The weights don't seem to do anything. But then I am limited and can 't lift anything over 5 lbs each. Most people guess my age at 72, so guess that's a plus. Now I hust want 5 lbs off in the next few months. I just bought some tops that were listed 10to 12. Tunic tops-off an online site where clothes are cheaper. They fit ok but 5 more lbs off and would look better. I don't want to buy expensive clothes while I'm struggling with this weight! I just bought the SparkPeople book-the E book hoping that will help. I can't go by the diets that tell you exactly what to eat -probably because I have a Dh to cook for also. I started eating salads for lunch with a boiled egg for protein to see if that helps. I have trouble with my waist from all the hernia operations.I now measure an 35 there. So clothes are hard to buy-all pants have to have an elastic waist. That part doesn't bother me. So much for complaining. I understand about the cake as if I am out the iceing always seems to sweet for me. Think that's because we try to keep away from sweets. Pie is my downfall, but only homemade. I don't like the pies from the grocery stores. Dh likes them and sometimes I get them for him. But he is battling the bulge also. He gets it in his stomach. He is slender in the rest of his body! ok gotta go,. think I'll get on treadmill again. I did do it this morning but only 12 minutes. Have a good day.

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Betty,

We were posting at the same time. Age is just a number. I think I am still 18 inside my head then I see that woman in the mirror and wish she would go away. I was 72 last April and don't feel it or look it. Am working on trimming down my waist and it is slowly working by making healthy choices and walking as much as I can. I have never been a runner or worked out. My young years were spent chasing children.

Residents here start at 62 all the way up to 95 at the present. Wilma had to go to assisted living a few months ago. She was 96. So we have all ages. Yesterday I was talking about tax tokens and the younger ones didn't know what I was talking about.

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Hello! I'm a newer member at a plateau. Any recent activity for this topic? I have questions , like why is the water so important? I do clean eating with no grains, processed food,sugar or alcohol. Very boring but I feel wonderful. Lost 12 pounds the first month., then"....Stop.
I'm 66 and weigh 190 but that is low for me wouldliketo be 175. For years was 226!
My body is resistant to gaining and losing both.

I live in San Juan capistrano and have a personal trainer.

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Good Morning Everyone,

Oh what a beautiful Morning! I feel like singing "Oklahoma" it is so nice. My only plans today are going to Safeway and get a couple fryers on sale for $.88 a pound through today. Elinor wants one too and she needs some aluminium foil. I also need milk as mine soured. I buy it and then don't drink it all. Sunday morning I decided to make biscuits for potluck and found all my milk had gone bad so I used powdered and they turned out perfect. I even rolled them out. I spread real butter over the top as they came out of the oven, then took a small jar of Apricot Preserves on the side and they ate most of the jar!. There were 3 left over that I brought home and froze. I had not planned on going to potluck but found the biscuit mix in the pantry and it needed to be used. I made a double batch. It was the first baking in my new oven and was a little worried how they would turn out.

Yesterday was our monthly activity setting meeting for our calendar and our monthly birthday party. Laurie bought two layer cakes, one chocolate with chocolate frosting and the other was a white cake with coconut frosting. When I went down to check my mail, I popped into the office to tell Laurie something and the cakes were sitting on her desk in pretty pink boxes. She said. "OH, oh, Brenda's here, the food police" because I am always ragging on her about trying to kill us with all the sweets. Normally, I don't eat the cake but I decided to have a small piece of the white cake. Well, yuk, the frosting was pretty nasty, it tasted like Crisco so I scraped it all off and ate half of the cake. Laurie had plopped two thin pieces of cake on my plate. I took a taste of the chocolate frosting and it was not too good either so I threw it all in the garbage.

Most of us stayed after potluck sitting around the table visiting and I didn't come home until almost 5. Kathy's family finished clearing out her apartment and left a few things. They filled up our dumpster so none of us could dump our trash until Monday because it was overflowing. Many families do that. They even left a big box of her framed family pictures. Very sad that no one wanted them. Residents were told they could go in and help themselves to the leftovers. I found a cute chew toy for Princess that she loves.

Mary, I hope you get your new laptop or computer and that will solve your connection problem. My old laptop finally got a mind of it's own and was slower than molasses in June when I bought a new one, kept the old one for a couple months,, then took it to Staples for recycling. It was an 8 year old HP - XP that Microsoft discontinued.

Everyone else, have a great rest of the day. I will check in later on. I need to get to the store before it gets too hot and I am not dressed yet.



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TheIS58, Welcome back. Congrats on doing so good losing 20 LBS! I would love to be at your weight! I am working on it again now back to exercise mostly. I couldn't exercise for a month so did hold my current weight. Now I am ready to tackle this again! emoticon

Marielle, Please be careful not to let your health go down with all the stress your encountering. I would have to get out of that situation.

Mary, hope you have your new computer now and it solves your problem. Speaking of passports I missed out on the Tahiti trip last Jan because of not having one. I told you what a hastle it was getting one. Next year I need to renew my license and understand now I have to show proof of who I am-so the passport will really help. Otherwise I need my divorce papers (from 26 years ago and I have no idea if I even have them) + marriage license of last marriage. So the passport will save me some aggravation.

Michelle, your making me feel old talking about your parents of 82 yrs. Sorry to hear the are in bad health. Guess I am the oldest one here of 77 yrs. Yikes, this month I will be 78??!! Think my birth certificate is wrong! emoticon

We now have nice weather with low humidy which is good. There are so many other states that have had disasters

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Mary, I hope this new computer takes care of the problem, but don't throw away the old one until you're sure it wasn't the network or provider. You're doing your part by getting the new one! It sounds as if you're really enjoying the twins. I think it's neat that the godparents are twins also. And finally "preparing for retirement". YEA! I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine. No longer being on such a rigid schedule is probably the best part of it, along with the travel option for the fall and spring when it's so pretty in nature.

Marielle, I hope things went well, and I hope the reporters are accurate in their reporting so that the public is aware of all your efforts and threats, etc. And that this is not a job you're paid to do!

Michelle, our food for the potluck was a mix of main dish casseroles, veggies, salads, and desserts. We had around 60 people who were bringing an assortment of dishes. I took chicken-spaghetti and a cherry cheesecake pie. Not exactly the most healthy foods, but since I'm here I have been able to walk each day to offset those types of things.

Hope you're all having a great day!

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7/29/14 11:30 A

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So busy-getting ready. Our installer will be here Thurs. to start on the island. Then Sat. the plumber comes to do some work. DH busy getting sink all lossened-ok DH cld me. I shouldn't even try to get on here.

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It's so hard when our parents get older, Michele. I can imagine it's even worse when you are so far away. At 93' my mother is in remarkably goo health. But my father went downhill with Alzheimer's so rapidly. Old age isn't for the faint of heart! Yes, when you do come, we will get together if possible.

My son called at 7:15 last night. I had already taken a shower, got dressed in clean, DRY clothes, lol. I had even redone my makeup in prep for the trip to get the new computer. The car repair shop didn!5 call him until 6:55 to say his truck was ready and he lives 4o minutes away. So he will come get it this afternoon and take me computer shopping. I have an appointment to see my accountant this morning to 'prepare' for retirement. Hooray!!

The zoo was such fun, but I am glad we left when we did. Even after cleaning up last night I felt a little dizzy. I am not interested in being in the heat for a long time again! We took the babies through the misters and made sure we all had water. But it wasSO hot and humid.

Off and running today, and on my iPad again...

Mary

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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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7/28/14 9:32 P

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MARY I don't know for sure the next time I'll be in the U.S. But dad is 84, obese, & suffereing from dementia. Mom will be 82 next month, & has had 2 light heart attacks in the last year; both live in Raleigh right now but I don't think that either one of them are going to be around too much longer. I imagine I could make a stop through tx., where,yes, my older sister does live in Willis. When the time comes we'll have to make plans to get together.

As for your zoo trip----ANYONE would be tired in the heat & humidity. Our humidity is only 45% today---it actually feels dry, LOL! When I was in Michigan, 45% was unbearable! We usually run between 55% (low) & 80% (high) of course!

Now, time to get online ( I am nervous, can this be done without a hassle?!) & renew that passport----it expires on Friday, the 1st!!!! emoticon

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Marielle, be sure and tell the reporter about the threatening letter and say how you are all VOLUNTEERS!!! I hope the coverage will help your whole water district.

Michele, I've never had a passport! When we took cruises years ago you didn't have to have one to go to Mexico, Cayman Islands, or the Bahamas and those are the main ports the ships went to. I have no idea that I would ever go anywhere again so, no passport! Will you be coming to the states any time soon? Don't you have a sister in Willis, TX? Such a small world!

Theis, starting over is just a line in the sand, so to speak! We can just keep going, stop and start, and take another step. All in good time!

I had the nicest afternoon but I am so tired. We took the babies to the zoo along with their godmothers, who are also twins! It was wonderful. Both babies loved the petting zoo. Grace put her head on the back of a pg goat and petted her softly. Annalise ran from animal to animal saying "Baby" and "kitty, kitty!" We were there almost 3 hours and it was SO hot and humid. But I'm thrilled to have had a chance to be with them. The godmothers are so wonderful to the girls. And they have passes to the Children's Museum and Museum of Natural Science so I'm invited to go on other outings. Can't wait!

I came home, took a cool shower, and am waiting for the younger son to come help me look for another computer. I just give up. I have internet again but rebooted twice as soon as I got home from the zoo. After my shower: ta-da! Internet.

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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MARY how is your internet today? Is there something that can be done?!!

MARIELLE I also agree thtat that letter is awful. I too, hope they catch who wrote it. How did today's events go? I hope things will settle a little for you!

I will lbe going to the ENT dr today for my allergy meds. Then a lot of English teaching to do! I also have to renew my passport online. IT was so much easier when I could just go to the American Embassy & renew it there....ho hum!

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I don't have much time to talk as today has been non-stop emails, phone calls, etc. regarding the district. We even got a call from the newspaper and they will be coming to the meeting-the reporter and his photographer. Plus before meeting pictures-- I can write more later. Barely had time to make sure I got a shower. Have to go back over things for the next two hours til I have to leave. One good thing--not much time to eat! LOL

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Thank you for the welcome message. I'm glad to be back - and starting again....

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And as quickly as it came back, it's gone again. I went upstairs to shower, came back down, and no Internet. Same story, different week. Deep sigh.

Mary
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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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Well, ‘let there be light! Today I have internet!’ I never know when or why it goes out and comes back! I rebooted over and over, unplugged and replugged. Then all of a sudden it works. I’ve asked the younger son to go with me when it’s convenient to get a new one. I just give up now!

I will go to the zoo with my daughter, the babies, and their godmothers today. The godmothers are also twins and are teachers so we all have school looming! It will be an extremely hot day so I don’t think we will stay too long.

I saw the very unusual lightening strike on Venice Beach, MaryAnn! I hope it wasn’t a beach day for you! Isn’t this near you? What is your part time job? I hope your hands are better.

Brenda, I hope the new resident will be a good fit for your group. So sorry to hear of your friend Kathy’s death. And how scary is the Subway food poisoning! I’m glad you weren’t affected but I hope everyone who was sickened by it is okay now. Call the health department! All that running up and down stairs would just about kill me, lol. I still struggle with my stairs at home. It’s not the knee, it’s my hip now, I think. I’m too young to be falling apart!

Marielle, that letter is terrible. I hope they catch the person who sent it. Why don’t you consider stepping down now? No one could possibly fault you for it. Don’t these idiots realize that you are all volunteers? Who do they think will step up and take over if you volunteers aren’t there? What terrible people. I pray for your safety and peace of mind!

I have around 17 pounds to go, too, Theis….we can do this with baby steps!

Is this the week for the cabinet installation, Betty? Good for you, going through the boxes and getting things ready. Often things ordered by individuals arrive in less than stellar conditions and you don’t know it’s messed up until it’s time to install. I hope it’s great for you.

I guess I’d better get a start on my day. Happy week to everyone!

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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DORIS good that you are having a good time! What kind of food was at the potluck?!

I got my 40 min. hot walk in this a.m. Now, onto more children students to teach!

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Mary, that's such a great gift from your kids! Sometimes the work days are the things they remember as fun times together, too. I'm sure life will be easier with that organized.

We are still at Menkhaven in CO. Last night we had potluck and music. Very pleasant! Today we've gone to church and then to eat breakfast with friends. Tonight we'll play games with those same friends. Very laid back here. This afternoon we had rain, a walk, and a nap!

Michelle, you are so dedicated to your students!

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emoticon emoticon Theiss!!

Mary I do hope you get it back again. Glad you had a good time with the boys.

I have 2 a.m. students today at 8 & 9 am Then I am going to go grocer shopping!

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The 17 pounds I need to lose (again) seem daunting this time. Back at it, though.

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Oh, my goodness, here we go again. I've lost internet twice since I woke up and even though I did my reply in Word and saved it, I lost it when I had to reboot the computer. This will be quick so I can say hello. Then I will stop by later after the computer works...I hope!

The kids were wonderful yesterday. They built sturdy shelves in the garage, cleaned things out, reorganized my school and Christmas plastic totes, put everything in an orderly fashion on the shelves, and my sweet son in law took a huge load to the dump. I got to babysit the girls and they played in a tiny wading pool for 2 hours. We are all so tired but it was a wonderful gift to me.

I will check back later.

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BRENDA so sorry to hear about Kathy! Hope Julie works out!

BETTY how busy your are!

went out to b-fast this a.m. i was good--has fish, miso soup & rice. Have a good Sunday, all!

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Happy Saturday Everyone,

I had a very busy day yesterday so never got on here. It was Subway sandwiches lunch and Big Time Bingo downstairs yesterday and then I went to the bank, gas station and Safeway. I ordered a Veggie sub on whole wheat and added a sliced boiled egg to mine and it was pretty good but the filling was a little chintzy. Not enough lettuce to suit me and they sliced the tomato so thin you could see through it. Laurie ordered 29 three meat subs but I asked if I could get the veggie instead. Turns out some of the residents got sick from the meats. They sent a side of sliced green peppers onions and olives. The olives were rancid so I threw them away. Jill looked up the Health Dept. findings and they got a lot of red marks for the temperature in the prep area. I am glad I got the veggie instead. I've had them before and they were really good. I don't eat lunch meats anymore because of the nitrates and sodium. I will cook a small roast or whole chicken and use that for sandwiches.

I won a kitchen towel and pot holder, two rolls of TP and $3. Our rule is that once we win we can't win again until everyone has won a prize but Laurie changed the rules and went to the supply closet and got out a lot of rolls of TP to give away when we won more than once. It was great fun. The Black out prize was $10 in quarters to do laundry. Liz won that.

Our heat has returned this morning. I bought a lot of fresh veggies and fruit and some frozen cod fillets yesterday so I am good to go. I got almost 5000 steps in just running up and down our stairs and shopping. My waist and thighs are shrinking and jeans are looser.

Kathy's brother from Alaska will be here today to clear out her apartment. She passed away a few days ago. Julie, the homeless lady who will be moving in, was here yesterday to sign the papers. These apartments do not stay empty very long as we have a long list of people waiting and we only have 39 units.

I did sleep really good last night for a change, only waking up once but able to get right back to sleep. The sun coming in my window woke me up at 8.

Marielle,

What a jerk to send you that letter! I hope they find the person. Where is NCIS when you need them? It sounds like you are well prepared with all your Angels surrounding you at the meeting. Sending good thoughts and prayers for your safety. Just be aware of your surroundings.

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Good day everyone, This will be short. Had to move my laptop to upstairs desk while this kitchen ordeal is going on. Yesterday we opened up all the cabinet boxes to be sure they were not damaged AND EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD. It took us 4 hrs to do that. Then had to mark all boxes after putting them back in so installer will know where everything is. We do wish we had known more about accessories they could have incorporated. Now we have to do that ourselves. I did order and was delivered today the 2 knife blocks which should fit well. I got them for a total of $52.00 and it is cheaper than ordering and having them install as we did find out they charge $80.00 for any inserts. But my DH has ideas so after installed we will do it ourselves. We did get the silent close drawers and cabinets. They are nice.

Michelle, good luck. You are under so much stress. No wonder your having a hard time.

Mary, see your trying weight loss again. I am joining you + our newbe! I can treadmill again and time to get more weight off!

Brendan I love to cook also, especially bake! Why DH and I struggle with weight!

Have a good day and weekend to all. Have fun in your garage organization Mary!

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Mary I am glad you are having a good time with Chris.

LWILKINS, welcome! emoticon This group is small but very supportive.

Michele,use that A/C as much you need. You deserve it.

Sunny, I guess I missed it, but what is your part time, intermittent job?

Brenda, you must really enjoy cooking. I used to but not so much anymore.

I received a "disturbing" (according to the Deputy Sheriff. I called it a threatening letter. This person who won't give their name, sent a letter to my house, saying all kinds of mean things about me, the water board, and the manager. I sent a PDFed copy to the attorney, to the rest of the board, and to the management company. After talking to the manager and another board member, I called YCSO (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) and reported it. The people gave a false name (B.Weirs--like beware) and address. Anyway, glad I went to the doctor. He gave me Xanax (alprazolam) and I took one after all that and I slept last night. It's the first night all week I got my 7 hours. The dr. said he won't refill for 6 months so if I need more, we can look at something else, like an anti-depressant, etc. When I go to this upcoming meeting on Monday, I am going to ask several archangels to come and be present, plus my friend, on the board, told me to add St. Jude as the patron saint of lost causes to my list of requests. I have some essential oils and one is Purification, so I will take that. Our meeting place is in a church (Hope Chapel) and I want to honor the church and not bring harmful and hateful people into those walls.

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Happy Saturday! Chris and I had a very nice evening just talking and visiting. I didn't sleep well and I don't think he did either. I heard him back downstairs at 3:00, talking on the phone! We have a full work day in the garage today and I hope that we get a lot accomplished, tired or not.

Michele, St. Christopher had already been 'demoted' when we had Chris and Dave said he was named after "Mr. Christopher!" His middle name is David. Another thing we have in common!

Welcome,, LWILKINS. We have a very supportive group. We try our best to do the right things. A half pound is a good loss!

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Happy Saturday! I was only down 1/2 pound this week. That stubborn 50+ metabolism!!

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MARY thank you for thta compliment! I tend to be too hard on me!
I'm so glad you had a good time with Chris. My middle son's name is also "Chris" but we all call him "Christopher" after the saint who carried Jesus across the river! I love the name! If I had had a girl when he was born, he would have been a simple "Christine" not one of those fancy variations!

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I'm so glad the Outback worked out for y'all last night, MaryAnn! I love their salmon, too, but LOVE steak. Chris and I ended up ordering from the cafeteria...he paid!... and I logged it all on SP. I am under calories and doing well! Day 2 successful 'doings.' Tell me about the parttime job. You are working with the physical therapist? What a great deal!

Michele, it really has been a nice 'boy day!' Chris and I have had chat time and we're watching Dateline together. He loves Law and Order like I do so I'm sure old reruns will be the next thing, lol! If anyone gets onto you, remind them that you are NOT Japanese and you have a delicate constitution, lol. You need the AC! I still can't imagine being that stoic. It's HOT!!

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MARY ANN have a good quiet weekend!

MARY what great quality time with your boys!

I will be using the a.c. today---I am getting too old to "endure" as the japanese do in most life circumstances!

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Hi Happy Friday and Hello Weekend

Went to my Parttime intermittent job this morning and It was fun to get out and not be in charge. I just find it hard to get into good habits since I go at random intervals. But it is fun to get out and I like the Physical Therapist.

Outback worked out!! I cannot eat beef. It really upsets my tummy so I avoid it. I like ribs but I am not that fond of them at Outback. I usually have salmon. Last night they had a grilled mahi which was nice and very low calories. I stayed away from the bread (very hard to do) and so the scale was not up very much this morning.

We have a local BBQ place that I really like but never go to because they don't do gluten free food so my DH can not eat there. Probably just as well. Outback has a separate gluten free menu and he never gets sick after eating there.

Planning a quiet weekend we may go to a movie.



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Michele, today was a 'get a jump on tomorrow' trip to my house. Greg measured where new shelves will go and we went to Lowe's to get the lumber. My other son from Austin is on his way and wants to stay home instead of going out with his friends like he normally does when he gets here! Woo hoo! I will either make spaghetti or we will order from Luby's, a local cafeteria. I always get fish and sort of hope that's what we'll do! Tomorrow is the big clean up day. If I can separate the junk to throw away, things of my husband's to sell like tools and camping equipment, and sweep everything out, then get the large bins up off the floor I will be thrilled! We will do what we can. Rome wasn't built in a day and it's taken me 3.5 years to mess the garage up. A lot of it came from my school. When they gave us new furniture last summer I was forced to bring so much home since the new furniture is pretty but not nearly as functional as the old mix and match stuff.

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MARY what a wonderful son! Is your garage clean now? Did DS get you a new computer?

BRENDA yes, you can cook for me anytime, as I have never liked to cook. Oh, I did it alright when the kids were growing up---none of that take out or ordering out stufff----but nonetheless still am not interested in it!

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I promise not to do any exercise that hurts, Michele! Thanks for your concern. I did some of the PT exercises in bed last night and stretched that piriformus muscle a lot, then worked it out at water aerobics. I had a good water aerobics class. This teacher is one I find annoying but she does work us hard. She yells 'Woo Hoo!' to the crowd periodically and we are supposed to yell back. Then she asks how hard we are working and the only acceptable answer is supposed to be 'awesome.' She will do that 'I' can't HEAR you...' business. Too enthusiastic for me, lol. But it was a hard workout and I made myself press harder than I normally do.

Brenda, I'll bet you ARE a good cook! But I love to eat out and I woke up wondering how MaryAnn's Outback experience was last night! Great, I hope!

My younger son is on his way to my house to start working on the garage clean up and he also wants to go back to Office Depot and fight for a new computer for me. I hate confrontation and this one has worked since I rebooted on Monday. But he's pretty good about getting people to give refunds and he's usually nice about how he goes about it. We shall see!

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BRENDA I ended up NOT going to Dr. Koyama, as he is on vacation. He is my huband TAd7s elementary school friend, & the one who did my cataract surgery 2 years ago. He is very smart, & very good at what he does. I will have to wait until Sept now.

MARY I have learned the hard way----if it hurts DON'T DO IT! I ignored the pain for 4 years thiinking that it would go away---it did not! I ended up with not only 1 but 3 SLIPPED DISKS. I could have avoided these hernias, but no! I had to PROVE how gutsy & strong I was! BIg mistake

I am sitting here sweating to death. Think I will go downstairs where it is cooler!

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Mary, don't do the exercises if it hurts you, You could do more damage. My husband and I went to the Outback with my inlaws many years ago and it was all right. They took us there for my birthday. All I remember about the meal was I ordered hot tea and got tepid water. I am not too fond of eating out in the first place because I am a better cook than what I get at most restaurants.

Michele,

I hope your trip for your eye doctor was uneventful.

Sunny,

I hope you enjoyed your meal.

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Oh, yum...I was daydreaming/drooling about Outback today, lol. I haven't had steak in so long and Outback sounds absolutely delicious! Having stayed well within calories today, food is on my mind!! I did a 1 mile Walk Away the Pounds that concentrates on upper body using weights. I am finding that my right hip/sciatic nerve pain is really bad and I could barely do the exercises where you have to lift your legs. Ugh.

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I am sure we all have GPS stories. I know that it picks the worst way to go when we are going somewhere new. We tend to ignore parts of the directions which take us the short distance on the street with the worst lights or through parts of town we avoid. It is nice not to have to pull over to read the printed directions.

Got out for a nice walk this morning but I may not get one in tomorrow. Tonight we are going out to dinner with a group of friends to the Outback. I wish we were going to the local fish place instead but one of the group doesn't eat fish.

Nothing much going on today cleaning out some files myself.

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I hope you have a safe trip there and back, Michele!!

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no time to read the posts---I have a long trek in to Tokyo to the eye dr, the one who did my cataract surgery 2 years ago

Mary glad you found your way!

BEtty how exciting aboutyour cabinets What is next?

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Girls, I am back from the Medical Center, all in one piece! I am so proud of myself. I got there in 40 minutes, found the building with no trouble, then turned into the parking garage next to the building I was supposed to go to. Once inside, I had that panic attack feeling because there was no directional sign to say 'park here for building, 'x' or anything similar. I went up to the first floor where there was an available parking space and took it. Then I got out and started roaming until I saw a security guard! He was so nice. I asked what floor I was on because nothing was marked. He apologized and said that I was on the 4th floor but I wouldn't see that until I was actually at the elevator bank. I told him where I needed to go....and he said that I was actually in the wrong parking garage but that I could get to my building by taking the 'walkover' from Level 2. He gave me elaborate directions which went in one ear and out the other, lol. But when I got off the elevator I saw that it was the same building that Cherilyn and I had gone to for Grace's head check. At least it looked sort of familiar. I had 2 nice women steer me in the right direction and when I got to where I needed to go I was 30 minutes early! They took me right away, though. I saw the nicest young intern who asked all kinds of great things and took my history. The doctor came in and he was equally nice. They both got a kick out of my 'journey' story of the day and on Tuesday. They both agreed that you can easily get lost and easily get run over by the Metro train if you don't know where you are going. The best thing: I can get off Xarelto right away if I want or I can take it until I get back from California. They both said since I've been on it for almost 8 months, that should be sufficient. I was so impressed with both of them. With the exception of the long drive in rush hour traffic, I would go to either of them for another visit. But the official doctor was probably in his early 70's so there again, he will probably retire soon! All in all, I am so glad to have gotten there and back with no real trouble and to have the ability to get out of taking the meds. Hooray!


Betty, your house sounds like it’s exactly what you wanted and needed! That’s a big house for only 2 bedrooms. We don’t have basements in Texas…at least not in my part of Texas. But having to go up and down extra stairs would do me in. Just be careful! As for the GPS, it’s in the navigation system of the car, so you have to upgrade the CD periodically. I just did that last month so it should be up to date! It just seems to send me the way it ‘thinks’ I should go. I know there is a way to choose a route and I did what I thought was the easiest. That’s why Tuesday it took me along a very busy city street. But that was with loads of construction and through a part of town that I was somewhat concerned about! Today’s trip was much better.

I hope the dog walk was a good one, Marielle! Yes, it’s not a terribly hard job to get rid of the clothes and I’ve given over half away. I just need to ‘let it go’ like that song from Frozen! The bad memories were taken over by good memories at the end and I will have that, you’re right! Thanks! I’m glad you got some sleep. I was up on ‘school time’ to make sure I could get downtown early enough, and as it turned out I was there in plenty of time.

Brenda, I will have to go see your reply to me! Chat anywhere…I will respond!

I need to work on my exercise. My daughter just called and said she’s been doing the Walk Away the Pounds dvd that Amazon let me keep( and I gave it to her) all week and has already lost 3 pounds. I ‘found’ them---on ME! I didn’t think I would have to weigh in since it was just a consultation to see about getting off the Xarelto. But oh, yes….the dreaded weigh in! I had a nice healthy but full dinner last night and I ate breakfast this morning. So I weighed in even worse than I did last month at my new doctor’s! So it’s back to doing what’s right. I know what to do, I’m just too lazy to follow through as often as I should and I also am way too lenient with myself. Here’s to success from now on!

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Mary,

I got my boards mixed up and wrote you a message on the A Fine 50+ Chat board. Losing my mind these days but at least I didn't lose the message! emoticon

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Hi Everyone. We had a much needed rainstorm here last night.

Brenda hope Washington gets this rain also. According to weather you should. Thanks, I know you would be here to help me re arrange if you were closer! emoticon

Mary, hope you find your way. Can you trade GPS in for new model or do you just have to totally buy a new one? If I lived alone, I would probably get one. I know it's hard, but you should get rid of all your Husband's belongings. Our home is not much larger than yours at 2400 sq ft.We have a Cape Cod with only 2 bedrooms on top floor- plus full bath. The bedrooms are large. When we were having this built the builder tried to get us to put in 3 bedrooms(said 2 would be hard to sell later)but we weren't interested in selling at that time! Still love the large bedrooms! On the first floor the dining area is open to the kitchen-with a full bath beyond that. There is a smalll room off kitchen we use for a tv room-although downstairs in basement area my DH put in a large TV room with a big screen. He built that a few years after we moved in. In the beginning it was a Pool Table room. Then after retiring seemed less and less people came to play and he then sold Pool Table and put in a Home Theater That started getting expensive replacing bulbs, etc. so then just bought a big screen TV for there. About 3 yrs ago I bought a small TV for the room upstairs as don't always like what DH watches! He watches my TV more than his now! As I am writing this he is watching it! emoticon Mary, the antique sofa/chair I have was given to me by a friend-her Mother passed away and I had always admired her sofa. So Jo ann (friend) called me and asked if I wanted it. So I gave away mine and took hers. Meanwhile I bought glass coffee table and end tables so it wouldn't look so out of place. Then I found some sheer antique looking drapes with tassels. We also put wallpaper behind the sofa to offset it. Could not believe it one day when a 24 yr old commented us on it! One of my girls call it The Granny Room" as it reminds her of my Mother. My Mother has been dead for 26 years this past May. She was my age when she died. She had Angina which today they have a cure for.

Ok, tomorrow they deliver our cabinets! Probably why I can't sleep! So excited. Then next Thursday our guy will start tearing out old cabinets. He is going to take our cabinets (which is big help to us) and install them in his Sister's house. He said they are a lot better than what she has! That works for us as the dump would charge us at least $100.00 to take them there. ok, need to get my day started. I haven't even had my shower yet and it's 10am! most of pain gone so started treadmill very slowly yesterday. Have a good day everyone.

Marielle, hope you get some relief with your anxiety problems. God Bless.

Michelle, No wonder you have all this ambition being only 54.! I have Daughter that age!

Ok, now I am closing for day. Love you all. emoticon


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Hi all I am up early and decided to write before the day starts so I will be more refreshed. I did get at least 6 hours sleep last night so that was good. Oops-already both daughters up and talking about their own issues. I will try again.

Mary, I am glad to see you are able to begin to let go of things that were your husband's. Clothes are usually the easiest things to begin to release from one's possession. You will always have Dave in your heart and material possessions are just a visual reminder. Our heart always remembers. Have a good trip downtown.

Michele, I am so glad you got your glasses back. I would be lost without mine. They have everything: the bifocals (actually they are multifocals-they have the invisible line); the transitions so I don't have to have one pair of inside glasses and one pair of sunglasses. I just stick them on in the morning and take them off at night.

Now I am going to take my dog to the dog park. He has been neglected. Two days this week he did not get a walk and one day just around the neighborhood. On Sunday we went to the woods so that was his last "good time". I feel like I've neglected him.

Please have a wonderful day everyone.

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Michele, I didn't even think of St. Michael being your patron saint! Of course, with Michele!! How was it without your glasses? I only wear the little 'cheaters' when I read so I have several pair scattered all over, plus some in my purse. I have prescription driving glasses but last year the ophthalmologist said my distance vision had changed and I didn't need them anymore! But since I have that restriction on my license, I wear them. I'm used to driving in glasses anyway! I will do a little at a time getting rid of the rest of Dave's things. I gave away clothes and shoes that I had no real attachment to, but some of the shirts and ties were his favorites. He worked in Westerville, Ohio in the early 2000's and there was a Meyer store at the end of his corporate apartment complex. He would go there and get $7 shirts, take them to the dry cleaners, and they looked super expensive, lol! I always got a kick out of that. But they will help someone else, being all pressed and ready for use.

I will start my downtown trek in an hour or so. I'm sure I will get there just fine. I will follow the driving directions from Map Quest and only plug the address into my GPS when I am well on my way. That way I know I will go where I think I should and get the last few directions when I need that guidance.

Happy Thursday to everyone.

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Marielle I pray a lot to Michael the ARc Angel---he is my patron saint! I hope you find the peace you are looking for.

Mary Ican not even begin to imagine haw hard it must be to clean out your loved one's things! It is probably helping t bring some closure, however.

I am back from my bike ride to my piano teacher's house---I had left my glasses at the recttal hall o the 18th, So I went to pick them up! Hot! hot! hot!

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It sounds like the hypnotherapist has given you a variety of things that should give you help in your quest for peace of mind, Marielle. Michael is a formidable opponent of evil, the great protector! I hope the combination of the CD, the oils, and the great surrounding of thoughts and prayers will bring you what you need. No sleep and anxiety takes its toll. I hope you rest tonight!

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Hi all, I am exhausted again, sorry for not responding to you all. My hypnotherapist gave me some essential oil for "peace" and the cd today from my session is about ease and flow. She said to place angels around the room when we have our meeting. She especially talked about the arc-angel Michael. My group today, my counselor focused on my lessons coming up about about equanimity--There are 4 "immeasurables" in Buddhist thought and I believe Christ taught the same things and they are: love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. Anyway I guess I will be sitting and be thinking those thoughts. Also AA and Al-anon focuses on "God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." There is my work with this water board in a nutshell. So much more drama today.

OK with all that said, I called my doctor and have an appointment Friday to see if I can get an anti anxiety to take the edge off for a while. Did not sleep again last night. Will listen to the cd before bed and try to meditate and pray.



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Hi, friends. Well, you know how I am with those ‘best laid plans,’ lol. For the 2nd time in 2 weeks, my WW leader cancelled lunch! She called as I was finishing my makeup to say that as she got to the WW meeting her doctor called and wanted to see her at 1:30 to talk about the findings of her most recent knee MRI. I certainly understand that when your doctor calls you, you go! But I sort of drifted this morning after water aerobics, doing fun card making and sort of cleaning a bit in my craft room. So I ran a couple of errands that I’d planned to do after lunch, then came home and started going through old school papers. I cleaned out 6 huge file folders from my old language arts program and saved what I think will be needed. I will leave these at school after this year for whoever wants to use them! Water aerobics only lasted 35 minutes. We heard what we all SAID was a large truck…but it was really thunder! They made us vacate the pool and we all went home since the class was over at 10:30. I will do some strength training tonight before bedtime.

Betty, when we sold my grandmother’s house in 1980 one of my sisters took some of her furniture that sounds like what you will be donating. It’s a gold camelhair sofa and chair. Sadly, she and her husband have sold off most of the family ‘heirlooms’ that she took. There’s a gorgeous old secretary that my husband always wanted. When we helped sell my parents’ home in 2008 we realized we didn’t have any room for it so this sister took that, too. We all hope she hasn’t sold that one! My husband and I made do with cast off furniture until we both had saved enough money to buy a living room suite and a tv when we first moved to Houston. We refinished old things that my mother in law found and even had a horrible old mattress with a hole in it that my husband stuffed with a plastic milk jug! Kids nowadays want everything new. No one wants to have to work for anything. I’m very lucky that 2 out of 3 kids have been very satisfied to do things ‘the old way.’ The son who is married to an ‘older woman’ by 11 years lets her set the pace. She wants a lot to be new and exciting, although I have to hand it to her: she made all her gorgeous drapes and saved a bundle by doing the work herself. She’s a savvy shopper and all her decorations are from Kirkland’s and Hobby Lobby. She makes them look like they are really expensive. I’m sure you will be thrilled with the cabinets and can hardly wait!

Wow, Doris, that’s quite a trip for a Walmart visit! You must be far from anywhere. I hope you continue to enjoy your trip and your friends.

I have seen the Washington fires on the news, Brenda, and it’s so scary. I do hope Levenworth and other towns will be spared. They were saying that with the wet weather coming up they hoped it would really help. Thank you so much for your comments. I think I did a fair job of getting rid of the first go-round of things within a year of Dave’s death. What’s left are clothes and shoes that he loved. I have half a closet full and I know they will benefit others. All the shirts are pressed and back from the dry cleaners! When I gave away the first set to a men’s recovery center sponsored by my church, they were ecstatic! I gave away his CPAP machine and other health aides and that was a good feeling, too. I just need to make the effort and clean them out. I know it will be emotional but I need to do it. AND it will give me more closet space…..I am always practical! I have a small secretary desk that was my grandmother’s ‘working’ desk. It sounds like yours! My mother in law had it…long story! But I got it back when she passed away last December. I have it as an end table but might actually use it when I get things more organized.

Michele, wow, that is SO early. I do understand the want and wonder of early morning solitude, though. I am a morning person, also and get my best thinking done in the AM. I’m sure I will do okay getting to the Medical Center tomorrow but my GPS has failed me several times, even after I updated and PAID for the upgrade last month! It will ‘recalculate route’ once I go the way I want to go. I just need it to get me to the actual building and the parking garage! Be thankful that you don’t have to drive all around. But I know I couldn’t take busses or subways all the time, much less ride a bike to get me places!

I will go to bed rather early tonight since I will be up so early tomorrow to get downtown. I hope I will be able to get off the Xarelto soon!

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BRENDA I love to clean things out. A good destressor for me. And you can adopt me for a sister anytime----my famly, scattered around cities in the U.S. are for the most part difficult to get along with. I think GOd planted me here so that I wouldn't end up with some mental illness which runs rampart in my dad's side of the family. Tad's family is soooo easy to get along with! I will be 54 in December, so I am getting up there i years, however!

MARIELLE good that you will step down. Maybethis will help with your anxiety attacks a little? My DD also has them. It seems at least for now, that I am the only one who can calm her down. But i won't be with her forever, & she is going to have to cope on her own onde day.

MARY that dry run sounded scary! My sister in Raleigh fired her GPS! She siad that her GPS needs to go back to school to relearn her geography! How was your water aerobics? The g-kids sound so cute. that is such an adoralbe age!!!
I have always been a morning person, ever since I was little!
I have been getting up at 4 a.m. for 25 years---since my middle son was born---it was my "free" time to exercise. Now, I don't evenneed an alarm clock to wake up. I do like to get up at that time still, b/c the world is still asleep. It is soooooooo peaceful. It is my time alone with God. And I love to watch the sun rise, hear the birds twitter, hear the leaves rustle....and yes, ido go to bed early---it can be as early as 8 pm, & late would be around 10.l

DORIS how is your trip going today?

BETTY I would love to see your new room done! Are you still in pain?

I have no piano & tone chimes today Thursday, so I am going t clean house. And then relax!



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Good morning everyone,

I woke up to wet streets this morning. There is a storm on it's way today and it will also hit Eastern Washington and hopefully, put out all those fires that are burning up all the homes. One man lost two homes and he is busy cooking meals for others. He set up a soup kitchen and is quite busy. It takes his mind off all that has and is happening. They are all helping each other. I just hope Levenworth doesn't burn up. It is a tiny Bavarian tourist town that is much fun to visit at Christmas for the lighting of the Christmas trees. Busloads of people go and it is wall to wall happy people. The fires are only a few miles from them as of yesterday. There is a lot of smoke and ashes falling on the town but still people go there.

Last night I finally slept through the night. I changed doctors because mine was prescription happy. One time I asked for something to help me sleep and he prescribed Prozac and I threw it away after reading all the precautions and took Benedryl instead. He told me I should quit reading precautions but I quit him and got a new doctor down the street.

Today I am going to clean out my desk, it is such a mess and old papers are threatening to fall out when I open the lid. It is a cute desk that is very old, the kind where the front comes down to form a writing table. The table part is saggy because the hinges are bent from age. There are three drawers under the table part that are full of old pictures. I have been thinking about boxing them up and shipping them to my oldest daughter. Maybe my grandchildren would like to have them. They are no good to me anymore and I can't take them with me when I die. Maybe that way they can get to know me a little bit through pictures. Just a thought.

Mary,

I know what you are going through trying to clean out things that belonged to your husband. It hurts so bad inside seeing all that stuff but when you can dispose of it all, you will feel better. Take pictures of anything you want to remember and tuck them away in an album.

When I had to put most everything in a storage locker I could hardly bear to open it because what I was seeing was 20 years of my life. I would try to find something and couldn't look very long because it hurt too much so I would close the door and go back to my tiny room in the garage and sit in the recliner and log onto SP and find someone to chat with. I moved to this town and didn't know a soul except for my landlord and his family next door. I would talk to the people who would come to buy things from others selling out of their sheds. It was very lonely. I am not lonely anymore and sometimes they bother me and I lock my door.

Marielle,

I hope you get all this water business resolved as much as you can and don't have a nervous breakdown in the process. It is good you have your meditation and exercises and your dog and family.

Betty,

It is going to be so much fun to get your kitchen all finished and organized. Yes, I would be there in a heartbeat if we were neighbors.

Doris,

I miss traveling around our state and Oregon in a motorhome. Those were fun times. You are very fortunate. How much longer will you be camping out with your friends?

Michele,

You are the same age as my sister so I think I will adopt you for another sister. I was basically an only child for twelve years until my sister was born because my brother wasn't around much and mom would send him to his dad in California a lot of the time. Then he joined the Navy when he was 17 and stayed in California after he got out. My sister was four when mom died and she was adopted and I ran off and got married a couple years later.

Have a good weekend everyone. You all are my family now.

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Marielle, hope you can be finished with this unpleasant mess soon. Just remember you've been doing a good thing and there will always be criticism, especially when there's money involved and people are ignorant of the facts.

We're enjoying our time here. Lots of friends and visiting going on. Then we play games most nights. Today we're going about 50 miles to visit the WalMart and a larger grocery store to stock up for the potluck dinner on Sat. night and other things not available at the store 20 miles from here.

Hope it's a good day for all. Time for me to be going.

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Brenda, I don't think people really care whether it's volunteer or not. They just get angry over rate increase and fearful about the $5M loan. They are the same people who have been nasty with the managers whenever there are water outages (all the breaks in the system. We've had 6 mainline and 25 service line breaks since October 1 (9 months), unacceptable by any standards and over 8M gallons of water lost in one year (July 1 thru June 30) and that has been consistent since the District came into being and got the assets in 2008. In fact one year it was 12 million gallons of water lost one year. We only serve 700 homes and every consumer's payments have to pay for all of that. But no matter how much we try to answer their questions or give them information, they are just angry.

Betty, I think that young people don't want to be responsible for something like your beautiful antique sofa and chair. And probably don't have a place to really display them. What a wonderful idea to donate to a museum and allow the community and world, in a way, to see it and that will keep it in the condition you have been keeping it.

Mary, enjoy your water aerobics and thanks for the support. I plan on today being mostly for me!! I am going to hypnosis at 10 am, possibly the the Xray done that the doctor ordered, and then go to my women's support group at 4 pm. My desk/computer table is a mess again with everything scattered, but I will work tomorrow through Sunday to get it back in order and script what I want to say at the meeting!

I have made a doctor appointment for Friday. I am going to talk to him about my "situational" anxiety and see if I can get something (hopefully an anti-anxiety pill) that I can take, to take the edge off so I can sleep at night or just get through the "bad" days. I did that when I was going through my separation from my husband and divorce. I really let that whole thing drive me over the edge too. But we'll see. One doctor once wanted to give me anti-depressants and that I did not feel that I needed. Just need something to calm me down when I get an anxiety attack!!

Thanks everyone. Have a fabulous beautiful sunshiny (or cloudy) day!!! emoticon


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Good Morning Everyone, Wow, so much going on here with all of you. I sometimes don't respond to some of you as after reading -since I can't see but the last message temp forget.,

Sunny, you struck home with the comment about the youth not wanting any formal furniture or fancy glassware. We have an antique beautiful gold sofa and chair to match which is over 100 yrs old. It actually has the original fabric and not stained or worn. Between our having 8 girls between us, none are interested in it when we are gone! So my one daughter said she would donate it to a museum in Wilmington, De. that takes old furniture. They display it with the names of the owners., so that seems to be a good idea with us. At least it would be taken care of.

Doris, hope your having a good trip. My husband's parents had a motor home. I have never camped and lived in one.

Brenda, interesting about old letters you found. I still have the last letter my Aunt wrote me from Oklahoma, plus one from a dear friend. Too bad you don't live closer! Ha. I would take you up on your offer to help clear cabinets!

Our cabinets will be delivered this Friday. So we just set up with our installer and he will start installing on Aug 4th. ok have to close.

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Brenda, you are so kind and generous. I'm sure Nelson will appreciate the pictures. I admire artistic talent. Dave was very good, as are my kids. That 'gene' totally passed me by! I can't draw a straight line with a ruler, lol! But I appreciate those who can. I have to go through school files and toss or shred papers, too. I started on it but stopped because it just got overwhelming. I kept finding papers from the old language arts program that I could probably use with the new one and got so bogged down that I quit! I need to get rid of so much. We have recycling once a week so getting rid of the papers won't be an issue.

I have water aerobics, then lunch with my former WW leader. Maybe today will be another cleaning of files day, thanks to Brenda! I had a big salad for dinner last night, too!

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Hi Everyone,

Here it is almost 9 pm and I am finally remembering that I never had lunch except for a fresh peach and Cheetos. Am having a loaded mixed green salad right now. I spent the day clearing out my two drawer file cabinet and shredding old papers. The bottom drawer was all catty wampas so I emptied them out and went through each file, finding old Christmas cards from my aunts in Tennessee (they have all passed on). Some of them I never met but I wrote letters to them from the time I was four years old and could copy the letters that mom wrote for me. She always wrote letters and I wanted to too. That was one thing she did teach me was the love of writing. Anyway, needless to say, it took me forever reading things and many memories flooded my mind. Some were sad, some were happy.

I found a few pictures and a couple old books about the war and derigibles and gave them to Nelson next door. There was a folder I gave him with some beautiful post cards of the San Juan Islands that I thought he'e like to draw. He is quite talented with his art work. He finds pictures and blows them up and then draws them with colored pencils and then takes them to Staples to copy and he sells the prints for $5 each. Some are quite striking. He has given me several and I have bought several from him, framed them and hung them in the hall outside my door. He doesn't trace them like some people like to think he does, he copies them free hand. He also has published a book and written poetry. He was featured in our flyer about our Senior Housing Apartments. There are many talented artists here.

I'm glad everything is working out for everyone with all your projects getting done. Marielle, I am also glad that you have decided to step down. It seems no one appreciates all the volunteer work that you do and I think you should find something more fulfilling to do. Do the majority know that you volunteer? If not, maybe you should tell them when you read your letter to them.

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Very wise plan to work through the end of your term, then get out, Marielle! If things get heated, then you would certainly be within your rights to vacate sooner. Letting the attorneys be in charge will take a big load off your mind, I hope. Shame on those people making trouble when they are not willing to be part of the solution. I actually have seen Tibetan prayer wheels! One of my former principals went to Nepal and Bhutan and showed videos of some of the outsides of the temples. I think on The Little Couple, too, when they adopted their son from Mongolia they had some. You were so brave in your transport! Sadly, the worst part of town that I went through was where Dave and I lived when we first moved to Houston! It's all a big ghetto now, mostly illegal immigrants now. I saw the high schools my kids went to and my first Houston church. All of a sudden, the bad part of that long street turns into mansions and beautiful yards. It's a real switch in a few hundred yards!

I forced myself to do a 2 mile Walk Away the Pounds. I will go to water aerobics tomorrow morning, then have lunch with my former WW leader.

THunder and lightening on the horizon again right now!

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Michele, the meeting with the one attorney went well, the other attorney called and we all came to a decision about how to do things. The attorney gave me feedback on my response to this nasty contractor and I can read it at the meeting. I turned the property/boundary claim over to our attorney, along with the records request, etc. This is going to cost the District (in the long run the consumers) a lot of money, but I am through and am letting the legal folks do it. They know the law-I am angry with all those 60-80 very angry folks who are coming to the 7/28 meeting to "give the Board what-for, and make us answer for ourselves." I am kind of done with it, but I will serve out my term. I hope that there are 3 people who decide to run for the offices so I will be off the Board and they can deal with it. Sorry--ranting.

Sunny, I have a lot of projects in the works and then they keep getting put off, I admire you and your DH for your perseverance.

Mary, your trip to the medical center sound like a disaster and scary to boot. Once I drove some prayer wheels (don't ask-it's a Tibetan Buddhist thing) from Mesa Arizona up to Berkeley California and we wound up off the freeway in a very bad part of Los Angeles. It was pretty uncomfortable. But we found out way back to the freeway, no one attacked us or anything so we were pretty fortunate. It was a comedy of errors though, as the prayer wheels (weighing about 500 pounds each moved during the drive, making opening the moving truck door hard to open when we got there. LOL

Have a good day everyone!!!

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I had a really nice day today. My ‘dry run’ to the Medical Center was sort of a bust. My printed route was totally different from what my car’s GPS said. I started out the way I wanted to go and then followed what the GPS said. What a crock! It took 45 minutes through bad parts of town on city streets. I had planned that the majority of the trip would be on freeways even though it will be during rush hour. There’s no way I would be able to do traffic lights and congestion like it took me today. Then I entered the area going the opposite way I’d envisioned and had to go out of my way to turn around and get back going the right way. But I did it, I found the right skyscraper and the parking garage and hope I can do it right on Thursday.

MaryAnn, I hope to have that secret smile next summer, lol. Tell your husband I am with him. I also can’t wait to not get up at 5:25. I could never get to the gym, shower and change, and get to school at 7am. So I never even considered it. But I do want to up my game this year, so to speak. I gave my daughter my new WATP dvd and she’s done the cardio part as well as the strength training and said it really was hard. The babies danced along with her and made it fun! I just need to be consistent and not eat so much…the golden rule of dieting! Your concerts sound delightful. My Illinois sister saw James Taylor 2 weeks ago, one of my favorite concerts ever! HGTV is my always on channel, too! Thank heavens for that diversion!

Michele, Dave was cremated. He always said he didn’t care what happened to him but if we ever HAD to do something, that’s what he wanted. We didn’t realize the need would arise so early in his life. We scattered his ashes at the lake behind his mother’s house, a place he, his sister, and my own kids loved when they were all growing up. It really will help having the kids come clean up the garage and closets for me. I can’t carry large things down the stairs…I still need to hold on for dear life! They will certainly do me a good turn. I can’t imagine getting in a walk at 4am! Why do you go so early? Is it light enough? Do you go to bed very early? I hope you can rest up and that Tad gets home okay. Men!

After my trip downtown I met my youngest sister for lunch, then went to my daughter’s and played with the babies for several hours. It was a wonderful afternoon! The girls are climbing on everything…Annalise climbed into her high chair and onto the coffee table! She’s at least an inch and a half shorter and 3 pounds lighter than Grace and is a little monkey. She also said “Mimi” a number of times! Grace loves my earrings and always looks from one side to the other, seemingly fascinated that there are two of them! She remembered about my Fitbit Zip, lol….pulled my shirt open and grabbed at the Zip attached to my bra! Such smart girls! Must take after their grandmother, lol!


Mary
Houston, TX.


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