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Melissa I have to stop in the doctors office and see what they are going to do since that is how my insurance is set up. My family doctor is the only one that can do that type of referral to see a pain management and also get the ball rolling on the full stress test

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Hi all,
Dorothy...always something to repair. We have a long list of things to work on here too. Any luck getting in to see a pain doc?
Busy here but everyone is healthy.
Have to do some car maintenance tomorrow and get caught up on some cleaning. If the weather is good again tomorrow I need to get a good run/walk in.

Hope you all are having a good start to the week!

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Melissa we did not get the rain but it was cloudy most of the week and got some sunshine yesterday and today. It is suppose to get rain Friday but we shall see. Glad that you are feeling better and the children are feeling better too.

Kristy how is it going with you too?

Was a quiet day today and yesterday and got some stuff to repair the sprinkler system for my garden. It is getting falling apart and plus I ran over some of it and now I have to keep my sprinkler system off until I repair that and it is attached to the lawn system too.


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Hi all,

Finally some sunshine in this neck of the woods! What a relief after all the rain and fog.

Kids are feeling a bit better each day and they are at school working on getting caught up. They are good students and they just had great report cards so I know their teachers are not real worried about them missing a few days.

I am taking it a bit easy today. I know it will be a busy weekend so I'm enjoying some quiet time to myself today.

Dorothy...glad you are being proactive about the drs and getting in at the pain clinic.

Take care everyone!
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Melissa hope that they continue to get better and get over that nasty virus that they have. As for missing school that can not be helped and make up is so long too. I remember missing a whole month because of a virus that I got. It was not fun to try to get all that school work done too.

Kristy glad that you have not caught any of the stuff that is going around because with what we have it is hard to get over it too.

Am taking it easy and trying different things to easy the pain. Will be calling or going in to see the doctor to see if I can get the ball rolling on the pain management too.

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Hi all,

Did not get to check in yesterday since both kids were home sick. They are starting to feel better but this virus takes a while to get over I think. They both went back to school today and my daughter has a lot to make up since she missed 3 days.

I have a tree service here today getting two trees down that are at risk of damaging other trees if they fall on their own. They will get the trees down, but we will do the rest and get them cut up and split for firewood. We can get down some of the smaller trees ourselves, but these are much bigger and much harder so I had an arborist come out last fall to inspect them and now the tree service is carefully taking them down.

I have a lot to get caught up on inside the house, but don't really feel like cleaning today. It is cool and dreary here so and I should get lots of cleaning done since I have to stay here anyway while the tree crew is here.

Have a good day everyone!
Kristy...glad you have avoided all the crud so far this year.
Dorothy...I understand about the meds. This lupus can be a cruel thing. Rest when you can and take good care.

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1/15/15 8:07 A

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Dorothy I am so sorry to hear you are not getting your rest. I hope you can get some meds to help you with your pain and get some rest. You will be in my prayers!

Melissa hope the kiddos get better soon. I have not gotten sick this winter and I hope not to. I usually get a cold with a long lasting cough!! Prayers for y'all too.

It has been cold here this week. I have to bundle up at work because my office is so cold. Hope everyone has a great day!


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Melissa it is also hard to lay down too since it seems to put pressure on my chest area because it seems that I am also in a flare. I don't want more drugs since the ones that I am taking don't work or if I have been on them a long time my body rebels against the drugs. That was why they had to take me off the methotrexate. My body rebelled against it.

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Dorothy I hope you can get into a pain clinic quickly...I know how hard it is to function when you can't sleep because of the pain.

So many people are sick right now it is just unbelievable. My daughter was home sick yesterday and today...took her to doc today and the strep test is negative but they are sending it out for the overnight test so we'll see. My son went to school this morning but I had to go pick him up because the nurse called and now he is sick too. Poor kiddos! I've changed the menu and I'm making a big pot of chicken soup for tonight. Several of my piano lessons have cancelled today too.

I'm feeling pretty good...just need to get a little more rest tonight. I'm constantly cleaning now and wiping things down so that we don't keep passing things to each other.

Hope everyone else is well!
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Had a ruff night and did not sleep well because of the pain. Will need to get to a pain center to see what they can do for me. Will tell my family doctor to go ahead and start it too.

Melissa glad that you are feeling better and that the recital went well too.

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Hi all,

How was everyone's weekend?

My piano recital went very well yesterday. My students all did a wonderful job! So proud of them. We had an amazing piano to play...very top of the line and it was incredible!
We ended up eating at an authentic Mexican place last night and was so good. Very fresh ingredients and they had the best corn tortillas. And portions were huge so having leftovers tonight ;)

Went to a different church today for their contemporary service and it wasn't so good so we'll keep trying. We did get to see a few friends so that was good.
My DH went out and did the grocery shopping while I got the rest of the decorations down. He and the kids did the outdoor ones yesterday and got the tree down so I just had all the other stuff to pack up. Now we're just getting ready for the week...getting everyone's snacks and lunches prepped. Busy but productive day!

Time to go...my break is over ;)
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My blood pressure is normal and I know that I need to get back to working out better too. But since my husband passed have no energy or not wanting to do anything too,

Glad that you are feeling better and hope that your son gets better too. Chicken soup is good for that too. Not the kind that you get in a can but the homemade one is the best.

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ok Dorothy...now I understand what the doctor is doing. It will be good to see the cardiologist. Does your blood pressure seem ok? Before my mom got a pacemaker she got very tired all the time. Not saying you need a pacer, but I'm sure there is an explanation.

I'm feeling better each day. My son is home sick...he woke up with diarrhea and flu like symptoms so I kept him home. He is eating a little bit now but still pale.

I have a few things to finish up before my recital tomorrow, but all my students are in good shape and I'm getting excited!

Have a great day everyone and stay warm!
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Melissa he is the one that suggested that I need to see the cardio doctor and that he is sending the info to my family doctor since my family doctor is the one that has to get it through the system. As for the pain I think he wants to wait until we find out what is going on.

Kristy that is great that on the crocheting and wish that I knew how to do that. '

Not doing much today but did try to clean some but will have to do more tomorrow.

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Kristy...my daughter got a crochet book for Christmas with some new needles and yarn. I've taught her basic stitches but have forgotten the harder ones. I looked through her book and did a little reviewing of my own during the break but haven't made anything yet. Good for you for getting some projects done! Always feels good...and perfect timing on the scarf!

Dorothy...what did the rheum say...anything? any suggestions for the pain?

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I have some mixed emotions today because our girl scout troop leader has been swayed by the other moms and made some decisions that I don't agree with, but I'm choosing to back off and hold my tongue. I know she is doing the best she can and the other moms can be very tough to deal with. I just also know how my daughter sees the situation and her trust in adults right now is very low because of several things that have happened. I can't say that I blame her.

I went to bed early last night and it really helped. I'm feeling better each day even though my voice still sounds froggy. Hopefully that will be gone by Saturday because my recital is that afternoon. Time to go...have to get some ham and bean soup going!

Take care all,
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Melissa I agree with Kris and that you need to get rest too. It is better to cancel than to give it to them and then they give it back to you. Not the best way to give too. emoticon

Kris that is great that you are able to do that and congrats on finishing the scarf.

As for me not sure what my family doctor will say because I will see him in March but he should have the report from my rheumatologist by now. Have to go to the office and also see why my referral did not go through for my rheumatologist too and will ask for the pain management one too.



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Get some rest Melissa! I hope you feel better soon.

I have been having a blast catching up on some crochet projects, I finished a scarf today and I hope to finish a baby blanket tonight,

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Hi there,

Just a quick check in today...I headed the SmallChanges challenge and took care of myself today by taking myself to the doctor. I tested positive for strep so all of my afternoon piano lessons are cancelled so I can rest. Bummer though...back to bed for me with more tea!

Take good care everyone and stay warm!

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Hi all,

Kristy...good for you on the junk food challenge and the January SP challenge! The only junk food I could not give up is chocolate. I have a little bit each day after lunch...good dark chocolate. We've also switched to the organic blue corn chips and they taste so much better and are a wee bit better for you. Portion control is key for me on that one! You can do this...just have a few swaps ready for those tempting moments!

Dorothy...how are you feeling today? let us know how your doctor's appt goes.

My chest is really congested today and I didn't sleep well last night. But I'm going to keep up with the Ginger and turmeric tea. The kids are home one more day so they are helping out and getting some chores done for me to earn extra screen time.
I have piano lessons this afternoon and evening so I need to make sure I don't overdo it today. We have a recital this coming Saturday so hopefully everyone is ready!

Take good care everyone!
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Get better Dorothy and Melissa!

My back has been hurting since 12/28 but is much better today. I had to take it easy last week but was able to walk the dog everyday. I have scoliosis and if I don't exercise (like I didn't the week of Christmas) I have lots of pain. The weird thing is the pain is in different areas every day! I did some yoga stretches on Saturday and that seemed to help. Back to my exercise classes this week!

I also started a 21 day no junk food challenge today:
No chocolate
no Candy
no biscuits or cookies
no cake, donuts or muffins
no pastries
not white bread
no chips
no fast food not soda
no ice cream

I think I can do it. The hardest part is going to be no soda!

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It is not a virus because this has been happening for some time now. It is in the doctors hands right now and most of all it is in God's hands. I don't have any nausea or anything like that.

Have you tried putting honey also in your tea too? There is a tea for the throat that will help with the soreness. You can get it at pubilx if you have one where you live or at a health food store,.

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Hi all,

Dorothy...be careful that you don't have a virus. My mom was just in the hospital last week and she thought she had the flu but it's a virus. There are some nasty viruses out there so get help if you need it. She was put on an anti nausea med so that she can eat a little and the doc there said the virus lasts about 2 weeks in the GI tract and she will have no energy and to stay in bed as much as possible.

I'm battling a cold now. Had a sore throat yesterday but still worked out. Had tea with ginger all afternoon but nothing seemed to help the throat. I'm in bed this morning but doing my piano invoices and some other prep work for piano. I have games to get ready for the month and our recital is next Saturday so I have to get the program printed for that. I'm not going to run today, but I am going to do a yoga stretch workout and a short core workout.

Rainy here again today. How is everyone else doing?

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did nothing today but rest. Get so tired after doing anything so I try to keep it easy and then work out every other day

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Having a quiet day but did mow the front to make it look nice, will do more tomorrow with the yard but had to get the front mowed so that I don't get any complaints. Need to figure out how to start the weedwacker and not rely on my son to tell me how to do it.

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Welcome to 2015 everyone! emoticon

Having an easy and lazy day here. Planning to go for a walk a little later, but we're working on some projects with the kids for now. I'm doing some sewing for the kids and my DH is helping them work on their Pinewood Derby cars.

Hope you all have a great first day of 2015!
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Hi all,

Kristy...glad your FIL is okay...I saw some pictures of damage of the area...looked bad.
Dorothy...I know there are some weird viruses going around too so I'm glad you are seeing the doc soon.

How is everyone else doing?

We went bowling this morning...they had a special deal going on for New Years so the kids got to toast with apple juice at noon and they did a huge balloon drop. They had hundreds of balloons released from the ceiling and some had special tickets in them that could be redeemed for prizes or games in the arcade. I called a friend of mine after we got there and they came over to join us so it was a fun little outing. Not much else going on today and no plans for tonight.

Have a safe and Happy New Years Eve everyone!
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Kristy glad that your father is ok and did not get hurt in that weather.

Melissa glad that you had a good time at the Nutcracker too.

Not much going on today, but am trying to get some exercise in. I am being careful until I find out what is going on and will see if that is also causing my to be so tired too.,

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Hey everyone!

Thanks for the waves Melissa. We had a tornado warning last Tuesday and today. One hit my father in law's work and thank the Lord he is ok!

I am back to work after a wonderful week off. I even made it to the gym today and did better than I thought I would in circuit training class.

Hope you are feeling better Dorothy!

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Dorothy...glad you told the doctor about the pain and are getting it checked out.

Trying to get organized for the week and get a lot of cleaning done. Had a good weekend here. We made our traditional lefse on Saturday so we have that done and it tastes so good even though it has gluten. I had 3 pieces Saturday while it was fresh, but I'm done now. The rest is frozen and packaged up to send to family. We have one package in our fridge that DH and my son can eat, but my daughter and I are done ;) I also got my Christmas cards done so they are going out today. Yesterday afternoon we went to the Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker and it was wonderful! We had incredible seats and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

No plans here for New Years. How about everyone else? What are you all doing to celebrate the New Year?

Take care everyone!
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Wow you are so busy and going to the funeral too. I knew that you were coming down here but I also know that it was a tight schedule for you too since it is the holiday season too. So much to do when you have family.

Right now I am taking it easy since I went to my rheumy doctor and did tell him about the pain is the chest area. He did ask if it was heartburn but I do know what heartburn is so he will recommend to my family doctor to send me to a cardiologist to see if anything is going on with it. Not sure when that will be but will let you know when that is going to happen.

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Hi all,

Sorry I've been gone so long from here. Too much going on and a few things had to get dropped. But I'm back!
We had a good Christmas here with just our family. Opened gifts yesterday morning and then had a traditional Danish brunch. Relaxed and then we made Swedish meatballs for dinner...so good! I am finally catching up on rest...fell asleep at 9pm last night and didn't wake up until 8:30am this morning! Feeling better today so I may go for a run later.

I did end up going to my cousin's memorial service in FL. We decided that since we couldn't find boarding for the dog and my DH really needed to stay and work, that I would take the kids down. So we left last Friday at noon and drove down to my parent's condo. Then went to the memorial service on Saturday which was good but hard. Good to see my other cousins and relatives, but hard to say goodbye. My cousin's husband is a Lutheran pastor in Iowa, but the local pastor in FL let Perry do most of the memorial service which was very special for us in the family. He did a wonderful job. My brother in Orlando also drove down with his wife so it was good for most of our family to be together too.
Last Sunday we did a little Christmas with my parents and then my brother and his wife also came over for dinner. Good to spend a little time with them. Monday we helped clean the condo and did some baking and got packed. We left early Tuesday morning and it was a very long drive back home. The kids did great, but the rain was hard and constant.
Kristy...I thought of you and waved each time we passed by your neck of the woods!
Dorothy...sorry we didn't have time to visit on this trip. Next time I will call you and look forward to getting together again!

For Christmas I put new tires on my van (before I drove to FL) and got a new small laptop/tablet since my old laptop keeps dying. I'm still figuring out how to use this little thing, but so far so good. I really like that it is so light and portable. The kids got new tablets for Christmas, but we gave them early because I knew they would be happier traveling if they had new tablets to use for reading and games.

I still have cards to get out, but will work on them this weekend. Today I need to get some exercise and get some cleaning done. Tonight we'll peel potatoes and get ready to make our traditional Lefse tomorrow (Norwegian). Sunday afternoon we have tickets to the Atlanta ballet's Nutcracker so we are looking forward to that! We got very good tickets (at a very big discount) through a Girl Scout promotion this fall and we're going with 2 other families so my daughter can't wait to see professional dancers in action!

How is everyone else doing? Did you all get together with family?
Is anyone getting any workouts in?
Take care everyone!
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Merry Christmas all!!

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Merry Christmas!!
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I took the day off yesterday to finish up some shopping and I believe I am done. I'll be making cookies for our office Christmas party tomorrow.



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Oh Melissa, you've got a lot on your plate. Very sorry to hear that. Take good care of yourself as much as you can inside this chaos.

Dorothy, you seem to flare often. Have you mentioned that to your doctor? Maybe you need to get your treatment plan tweaked so you can feel better and be able to do more.

Congratulations on finishing your degree Kristy! Think I said so before. It's so liberating to not *have* to read so much every day!


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Thanks

That is great that you are now done. Looking forward to it

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Praying for you too Dorothy. I hope you and Melissa get the rest you need and get over the flares. Stress really does bring out the worst.

I am all done with my degree now. I will not be walking because the graduation is in May and in Maryland (I did online classes). I should get my degree in the mail in January. I will post a picture for you all to see. I really appreciate the prayers from all the wonderful butterflies I have here!

God bless!
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Melissa wow you have your hands full right now and yes the flare will come when you are under stress, wish it was not so but I have found that happens to me too when I am under stress so be gentle on yourself and take care with what is going on in the family too. We want you to be here with us but we do know that you also need to take care of yourself and get healthy too. Just make sure that you do pace yourself and not get stretched too far.


Kristy that is great that you are now finished with school. Now are you done all together with school or just this term?

Not really doing much since my lupus is flaring and it is hitting my chest area and makes it painful and also has me out of breath too. Just have to wait until it passes and do more with working out then.


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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Praying for you Melissa and your family and friend,

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Hi all,
Sorry to be absent for two weeks here. It has been a rough couple weeks with lots of sad stuff happening. I'm okay and so is my family but there's been a lot thrown at us so we are trying to adjust to a lot of changes.
A colleague and friend who was on staff at our church was unexpectedly and unfairly fired two weeks ago and I've been helping her through it because unfortunately I went through something all too similar several years ago. We were planning to leave our church anyway after this school year, but now we are done.
This past Sunday my cousin passed away suddenly after finding out about a week ago that she had pancreatic cancer. The blessing is that she did not suffer, but no one had time to prepare. We are making the decision this weekend about whether the kids and I will go to FL for the memorial service.
Then yesterday a former piano family (and friend) of mine got the news that the docs here don't think there is anything else they can do for her cancer. She is suffering greatly right now and they just aren't sure what to do.
It has been a long couple of weeks with many tears and feeling overwhelmed by so much. There have been bright spots too, and moments of joy along with everything, but it has really brought the Scriptures of this Advent season into sharp focus for me.
I know I'm in a flare right now so I'm trying to be extra gentle on myself. Any prayers you can spare would be appreciated for us and for my friend Cheryl whose cancer keeps spreading even after 15 chemos.

I'm not trying to be a downer...just got hit with a few too many things at once. Hopefully this weekend I can sort a few things out and be more like myself again.

Take care everyone and hug the ones close to you,
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Hello Team

How is everyone? I miss hearing from Dorothy, Melissa, Breezy and all the rest! I know it is a busy time of the year.

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emoticon good morning! I went to body combat class before work! I feel great!

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Hello Team!

I hope you are all feeling awesome! I am doing great! So nice to have that school monkey off my back! It's cold here but it always feels great to walk the dog early in the morning. It's my prayer time and my me time.

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emoticon emoticon Keep flying, Team Butterfly! I feel great! I got a lot of nagging chores done over the weekend and I've been eating great food. I'm starting to feel like I don't have to think about calories anymore because I'm not craving high calorie food anymore. It's working, I've dropped 8 pounds since September! I still fit into my clothes though I feel some space in my waistbands. I think it's mostly from cutting way down on sugar and bread, I'm less bloated. I feel super!

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Congratulations on finishing your program and getting a great mark!

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Hello Everyone!

I am done with school! I got a B out of the class and that works for me! We had a wonderful quiet Thanksgiving with so much to be thankful for.

Thanks for the healthy tips and I will check out the DEC challenge. A coworker and myself are going to work out every week day. This will be a challenge for us since they cut out two of our work out classes and the showers are closed until FEB. We are determined to do it and two day already down!

I hope you all are having a wonderful day! I am really relaxed and this is what I was really looked forward to.

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Welcome to December! Hope you're enjoying the last weeks of 2014!

Check out the Spark the Season Challenge I revived in the Challenges section. You can pick anything you'd like to start a streak for December. It could be going to bed earlier, having a smoothie, meditation, cutting down on office gossip....the choice is yours! Let us know what you choose and check in about your progress throughout the month!

Let's build a bit of momentum in December so we can launch our New Year's Resolutions in January with gusto!

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Healthy holiday tips:

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Healthy holiday tip #1
Drink juice every day

Healthy holiday tip #2
Eat a snack before you go to your holiday parties.

Healthy holiday tip #3
Bring healthy options to your dinners and parties.

Healthy holiday tip #4
Donít skip meals.

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Focus on the things that matter during the holidays- spending time with your loved ones, having great conversations and making memories rather than the food.

Healthy holiday tip #6
Remember to exercise. Move your body to encourage detox and elimination.

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Take time out to a nap, meditate and pray.

Healthy holiday tip #8
Use calming and adrenal herbs, teas and essential oils.

Healthy holiday tip #9
Organize your schedule.

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If you have a hankering for a dessert, make a flavorful holiday juice or smoothie instead.

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I really like that you're training with your son! You're encouraging him to be active!



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Thanks Carla!
We had our first gluten free Thanksgiving and it was good ;)
Turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, broccoli, and gf pumpkin bread. And I didn't put too much on my plate! I did miss the stuffing this year, but I can find a recipe for next year.
Just got back from a 5k training run/walk with my son...good to have the company and do that together. Much better than being out shopping today!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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Kristy that sounds like a wonderful celebration! Enjoy!
Dorothy...what are you and your son doing? Will you see your daughter too?

It's just us for Thanksgiving too. I've been working with the kids the past two days to clean the house...deep clean. My DH got groceries yesterday and he brined the turkey last night. He also made a gluten free pumpkin bread. I had looked for some gluten free pumpkin desserts but most of them lots of other ingredients we either couldn't have or things I did not have on hand. Anyway we'll do lots of good cooking today and enjoy a good meal.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Happy Thanksgiving Team!
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Working on the last question on my final final!!! My professor extended the due date to tomorrow but I am going to have it done today!!! I am so excited to start my Thanksgiving cooking tomorrow. I'm going to make cranberries, sprite cake and the corn bread for the dressing. We'll also brine the turkey tomorrow. My hubby and daughter are a great help with all the cooking and cleaning. I am looking forward to spending time together. We'll put on some music and sing our hearts out. We also talk about all our other Thanksgivings and have some good laughs. I'll just be missing my son but at least he is not deployed and is safe in the states!

God bless you and your families! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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Melissa that is great and good news to her too.
As always you are so busy and hope that all your family gets better too.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Thank you!
It's cold almost everywhere right now. I'm keeping humidifiers going too. My kids have been sick on and off this week. Yesterday my son tested positive for strep so he is home again today. My daughter went to school but I told her if she didn't feel well that she could go to the nurse's office and I would go get her. So far so good so hopefully she has perked up a bit.
My DH left this morning for Calgary and will be home Saturday morning. We have a very busy few days ahead with my daughter's birthday and her ballet recital on Saturday.
I'm also a writer this week and trying to get Christmas and recital music out to my piano students!
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Yay for your mom Melissa!!! Congrats to her!!!!

It is freezing here today in the 20's in Southern GA.

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Just got great news! My mom's breast biopsy last week came back benign...the cancer has not returned! She can now finally celebrate being a 5 yr. breast cancer survivor!
Hopefully she can start to rest now and relax. She's in a bad flare so I assume that's what has been making her feel so bad the last several weeks.

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it was very hot today but now that we got that front in it feels better but is suppose to get down in the low 50's

Dorothy

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Let's make it a great week everyone!
A very busy and productive day yesterday. Taught Sunday school, then home to get lots done to get ready for the week. My DH installed a new faucet in the guest bath because the other one had broken. Now I need to go clean in there.
It's a rainy and cool day here and I'll get my cardio in while I clean today. I have a writing conference call this afternoon and then I'll get my writing assignment for the week. So it's going to be busy here! I'll try to check in when I can this week.

Take care everyone!
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