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Leaving out in a little while for a drive up to the Lake Champlain area. It will be great just to get out.

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Hubby and I are now on our 2 weeks vacation!!! Yay!!

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spring is here and I for one hopes that it stays.

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Somewhere there has to be one-it is just finding it. Spring is coming. Sometime.

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Sorry Carol,I am not much of a flea market type girl so i don't know where they may be. For one thing, i tend to be a packrat/collector of unnecessary tchockes and they are much too much a temptation!

Spring must be coming soon, right?

Happy and blessed Easter ! Happy Passover! Happy Spring!

peace, Fran

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Crazy weird weather.

Hubby and I are looking for fleamarkets. Cannot find any so far up here. Are there any in the Capital region? Indoor or outdoor.

Carol

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AHHHH!

Yesterday (4/15) was such a nice day I got outside for a short walk about the neighborhood. Filled in some of the Spring mud ruts and Winter potholes. Those potholes ON my property. Then last night I decided to go to bed early. Only to get a good start this morning.

Now I've been telling people since last August that the Farmer's Almanac predicted this years winter would be the COLDEST on record (check), this winter would have the most PERCEPTION on record (so far chex), and that the season would last until the third week in April (so far blah).

I came downstairs at about 4:10 / 4:15am. Took a predawn peek out the kitchen door....over an inch of SNOW. Now it's getting ridicules.

SNOW GO!
SNOW GO!
SNOW GO!

Although I always said it would be a cold day in hell when I paid the Infernal Ripoff Shysters.

sniff sniff

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It finally looked like Spring today. This morning when hubby and I went to the store it was lightning, thunder and rain.
We laid down to sleep around 11am and it started getting nice and sunny-figures!

Carol

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Good morning!
How are you "all" doing? I am trying to convince myself to go outside to start the clean up but not doing a good job of it yet. It's still early in the day and maybe a bit of sun could help.

Take care!

Peace, Fran
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Well, looking just a tiny bit more like spring-the sun is out. I just got up. I sleep through all the good stuff.

Carol

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No Spring here yet. Cold, wet and crappy out. Exercised indoors. emoticon

Carol

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Well welcome to spring emoticon . AT LAST.

I've been out both walking for a few minutes. Nothing extensive. emoticon

And trying to but the greenhouse back in shape. emoticon

For those who remember last year the GH was destroyed in the winter 2012 storm & family purchased a new one last spring. Well this one stood up to winter well. I have a lot of cleanup to do to get ready for planting. The kitchen gardening is going fine and when I replant I should have a HUGH head start on the veggie season. emoticon emoticon

It's coming close to 6:30am and I'm working on my 2d cup of decaf coffee. emoticon emoticon What now? Gotta' get my head into the day.

Prior to login I read an SP article on my drive that the best time for sunlight is in the AM. It's pretty cloudy right now. Maybe I'll take the hose to the GH flooring, then Starbucks, and start/finish a short sunny walk from there. MOTIVATION.

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Happy Thursday!

Hey where are all the Flea Markets up here?

Carol

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got up at 4pm today and the sun was out and it is 51 degrees. Looking more like Spring here.

Carol

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Thank you. Darn-crappy weather out today and the rest of the weekend. emoticon
I am off work this weekend, too.

Carol

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Well, I think that is definitely moving ahead with the plan, Carol! Good luck with all of the stuff that goes into relocating! Next winter all of this yuck will be a distant memory.

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When you see these traits in others-know the wisdom hasn't come to them yet and be ever mindful of your own journey.

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I was off work last night and we put in applications online for two hospitals in Florida. Will officially start applications this weekend coming up.

Carol

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Little ones just light up life, don't they? Without my super gkids , ages 14,12 and 18 months, i think i would rarely laugh or even smile. I am so grateful for their sweet selves! Wyatt is a hoot-quite the character.Everyday is all new and exciting and full of learning for him, as it should be for all of us but usually isn't. We watch Yankee games together and he is a great umpire calling everybody out and safe at the same time!

Cow pots sound like wonderful things for all the little plants waiting to grow outside. Good luck with the garden. I hope you feel better and can walk farther each and every day.

Carol, it is going to really be spring and warm here, it always comes, eventually right? Do you have plans yet for the big move .

I say we should have a meet and greet very very soon. Maybe at Crossgates ? I am gone Sunday pm thru thurs pm but fridays and saturdays are good. Let's figure this out.

I held 2 of them several years ago and met 4 members . I Remember Anna and Tammy ..

OK, must go check the aspargus roasting in the oven!

Take care all.
Peace, Fran


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When you see these traits in others-know the wisdom hasn't come to them yet and be ever mindful of your own journey.

Failure is giving up what we want most for what we want now.


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Good Saturday Morning All;

Just had a great 15 min walk with NO RESPITORY PROBLEMS.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG. And with 4 more weeks of mixed Winter & Spring weather the end is near. Till Labor Day weekend, which will be a mess.

Carol, I found on my bookmarks two OLD web blogs re.: regular Farmers Markets & occasional Flea Markets.

I remember first arriving in LA LA Land and attending my first Flea Market in a closed Drive-In theatre. I was amazed such things existed. Though a big deal on the "Left Coast" here among the "Frozen Chosen" this sort of marketing never really caught on, except for festivals & home garage, yard, & estate sales.

So anyway here's the links:

alloveralbany.com/archive/2009/06/09/alban
y-flea-at-the-warehouse


www.capitaldistrictfun.com/2010/05/19/farm
ers-markets/


Have fun.

Frannie what's the bitty bruiser up to. My Daughter-in-Law says the temps are climbing & Jacqueline is all eyes about being able to go walking, with Mommy or Daddy, on the street.

Every time a car or truck passes by & she point and giggles. emoticon

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I will be happy when the Spring hits-although I am hoping to move south this year back to the hotter climate of my home state of Florida.

Hey anyone know of any indoor fleamarkets up here in the Capital region? We had plenty of them that we used to go to in Florida-up here so far haven't been able to locate them.

Carol

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Well I did get out of the house today (3/18), but not to far.

During my down time my niece Amanda and I went to Yonders to pick up some seeds and plants. This year they had something I had never (in 50+ years) seen.

"Cow Pots". Yes starter pots made of cow poop. They look alike peat pots, but they don't stink. I was amazed, so I picked up a dozen.

In any event I drag my butt out of the house and into the greenhouse to clean it up (especially remove the tools away from the kitchen door). The temp outside the GH was a bit warmer than inside. So the two flats of plantings I return to the kitchen window.

Tonight some nephews, cousins, and Bro-in-laws stopped by to watch Albany State defeat Mount Saint Mary.

Thursday ASU goes to Orlando to take on the #1 team in March Madness. Florida State.

So with one daughter being an FSU alumni and the younger a ASU alumni I'm pretty much screwed no matter what I do. emoticon emoticon

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Well, J, the weather, aside from Tuesday, can't be helping you at all. I'm a shut in during the week when i am with the baby. We did get out Tuesday when it was 70 in Mamaroneck which was absolutely wonderful. A long walk to the sea wall after 2 long months felt great for both of us. The park was still full of snow and i could also see ponds of water in it as we walked by. It will be a while before it dries up and he can play in there.

I'd never say i make the best chili but we like it enough to have it often. I usually add seitan and red beans for the protein.

I am glad you had a nurse who got you. We feel better when we know people understand and respond to us and if she may have been young and pretty-all the better.Before long you are going to be raring to go and live that crazy life you love with lots of traveling and shows and family visits!

I cannot see Son of God. I am very emotional and cry when during Stations and the Holy Week Triduum. No way can i manage that movie. Heck, i cry when i hear Christmas carols. I am so tender emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Carol, I hope you find some time to relax when you are not working. You must be feeling so much better and healthier and ready to life. I know, you are hanging in there until you can move to warmer climes. I get it for sure.

Anna, are you here, ever?At least i keep track of you on FB!

Ok, people,Let's keep hoping we feel Spring soon when we can all Sparkle again!

Peace, Fran



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I have been told time and time again, "OH! MY CHILI IS THE BEST." Poo!!!

I have been making the same Chili Base for Decades. My wife, Daughters, Daughter-in-law, Sisters, Nieces, even my now 20-something Grand Daughter has tried to connive the secret from me. No can do.

So I wind up sharing a batch when ever ANY of the girls want to make their own. To which they can add meat, poultry, game, exotic veg., hotter or milder. It's their call. For me it's perfect as is.

And NO I am not sharing my secrets here. emoticon

So yes I have had more hospital visits. YUCH! Though I did have one really understanding nurse. A lot on the young side for me, but she really got me. emoticon

Being home alone in this weather is a drag. I still nod off at the slights motivation. emoticon Even on the toilet???? emoticon emoticon

The VAROOM has been a great help along with Price Chopper Home Delivery.

I do go out to pickup the mail, go to church, and I went to see a movie you should take the time to see SON OF GOD. It's at area Regal's for a very limited time. It's rated PG-13 for good reason. The scourging and crucifixion of Christ is pretty graphic. HOWEVER, the rest is absolutely glorious. NO KIDS under 13. REALLY.


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Happy Monday, I hope everyone is doing well. Still busy at work.

Carol

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Hello everyone or all 2 of you as the case may be.
I can't believe it's been so long since i checked in. Life is nuts.

J, what the heck? And i got the pannonia thing-cute. emoticon But not so cute that you were so sick as to be in hospital for that long. What on earth do you do to yourself? Surely you are much better now , out and about and enjoying life again. You need a warm sunny spring and soon!

I like chili too and make a really good vegan version that we have in my downstate life. I don't make it too spicy either as Wyatt is now sharing it with us but anyone is free to add a bit more to their bowl if they want. Cornbread is so good with it. I am a fan of my own cooking which is big trouble for me when it comes to portion control but being around my fitness freak daughter helps in that regard.
I haven't moved my sorry behind in months now due to the cold and snow. Walking is about all i find i can do with the bad knees . and we've been housebound since Christmas.

Spring is coming! I can feel it in the air and see it in the light. It gives me hope, as always, that life is good. emoticon

Oh, btw, Beatlefest was wonderful even tho i had less than 48 hours to be there. Connecting with wonderful friends from around the country was just what i needed. Oh and the music and memories were rather nice too! Yeah Yeah Yeah! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
So, people, stay well and be well inside and out.

Peace, Fran


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My husband makes the best chili- he uses ground turkey and 3 types of beans in it. I can't take a lot of spice and so he keeps that to a minimum. Gives me a lot of protein and I am a chili monster. I can only eat certain things and it has to be protein first- I have to have at least 60 grams of protein a day-I usually get in 80 grams.

Carol

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Even though I stayed inside all day today I still had a touch of cabin fever.

Started the chili base in the slow cooker...took a nap on the kitchen nook.

Sat down on the recumbent stair step...took a nap with my feet in the stir-ups.

Went to my office to do a little editing...took a nap on the short sofa thing.

Dished up some chili. Really hot. Took a nap over the kitchen island.

How exciting my life is???? emoticon

Gotta' log out and read the news site before I take another nap. emoticon



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Snow storm coming in on Monday. I need to get the car washed, but that won't happen this week. Crap. Can't go out walking in the park-will freeze to death. Oh, well will go walking in Walmart and then on to Barnes and Nobles. It will have to be an indoor walking.
Darn-I miss the warmer weather of Florida and being able to get out and go to the Fleamarkets and walking along the beaches.

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Made it home safely.

My nephew picked me up. As we drove to my house we could look behind us and watch the storm chasing us, as opposed to the other way around.

I now know how a tornado feels.

With the storm directly overhead Brian Jr. may have to stay the night. And no pizza delivery.

I have some chili base in the freezer, but that could take time to thaw.

Hospitalist said no beer or booze for a few days. At least until the antibiotics are out of my system. H2O, tea, and juice until I see my PCP. YUCH!

Feeling ok, could be better. Still hacking up everything, including the kitchen sink.

We just decided to make this an early night. Sit in the office and watch THE QUITE MAN & to bed. Thrilling. I live the high life. emoticon

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Nasty weather out today- cold, windy and snowing. Yuck!!!

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Hope things get better for you soon and that you are out of the hospital.

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One Doc says she will see if I can be released by Thursday, when the infectious disease Doc is in.

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Pneumonia.

Hope you get better soon.

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AHHHH!! emoticon

Did I misspell fluid and mucus in my lungs and esophagus????? emoticon

I though it was spelt Pnanomia, or somein' like dat. The "Pannonia" must have come from the sites spell checker. emoticon

Anyway Doc says it may have developed from that tough flu ??? AH1A ???

That and my existing cardiac and pulmonary I started in St. Mary's CCU then moved to the top floor, repertory floor.

Those guys don't fool around. When they get the mucus out of you, your on your feet walking the floor. About a block long. Then a.s.a.p. your on a treadmill, or arm ergometer, or recumbent bike. emoticon

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What is Pannonia? What hospital are you in? I hope things are getting better for you.

I will be so happy when Spring gets here.

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Ya' know Carol, being in the hospital is pretty bleak to begin with, however, with all this cold and snow it ain't that bad any longer. emoticon emoticon

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supposed to start snowing again! Yuck!!!

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15 inches of snow in one day!!!! Now we are to get more of the fluffy crap. Yuck!!!

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Hey gang;

I'm over the cold. I'm in the hospital with Pannonia?

Carol enjoy those moments with hubby.

Frannie, when I'm off my backside, "I wanna' hold your hand. I wanna' hold your han-n-n-nd. emoticon

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Happy Sunday, everyone!!

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Have a good trip, Fran and enjoy yourself! Meanwhile it is work my buns off at work time.

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Hey you, J, why the heck are you still sick? You are hereby ordered to get better now, recovered and full steam ahead!

I HATE all the snow! BOOOOOOOBAD!! My weekend plan has been all screwed up. I was supposed to be in NYCity last night but the weather messed up my work and travel schedule. Now i am in Guilderland waiting for a train which is now 90 minutes late meaning i will get to my event very very late. A whole day to play in the city gone just like that! Damn!

Ok, i am over it. Life goes on o bla di o bla da! And i am going to Beatlefest to celebrate the 50th anniversary with all my girlfriends from around the country. Better late than never. Complaining over, just ready to relax and float downstream.

Take care everyone, get well, stay well, be well!

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GOOD MORNING TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS.

IT IS A GOOD MORNING. AND THIS IS POSTING NUMBER 500.

Congratulation to the entire team.

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And we did together. emoticon

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I am sorry but I ordered the winter storms.

I'm still sickie. Can't even inhale outside the front door.

So I stay indoors, in front of one of the fireplaces. And occasionally look out of the window.

My Bad??? Sometimes it's good to be bad. emoticon

On a positive note. After three months without my cell phone tonight a 9:00pm LG FINALLY contacted me to tell me they have shipped it back to me. They supplied the FedEx tracking number, the ETA, and an e-mail of a supervisor in Irving, TX. Should I have any more delivery problems I can contact him e-direct. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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All right who ordered all that white fluffy crap?? Confess.

Carol

I don't drink any alcoholic beverages-the orange juice sounds good.
Warmer weather without snow sounds even better!


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Carol;

That means 6 more weeks of Orange Juice on the tree for Florida. emoticon

Mimosas all around. emoticon

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Darn Phil-6 more weeks of winter!

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Gong Hafa Choy

Happy Chinese New Year for this the year of the Horse.

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Happy Feb 1st-weather is crappy and windy out!

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Great point. emoticon

If you can visualize the club car???? Counter service is in the middle of the car. beyond the counter is Business Class. On the diagonal, across from the counter, in the coach section, is where the conductor sets up his paperwork. Either directly across or in front of the Conductor is the safest place in the club car. As I posted previously, go right to that car to get a table before others...HOWEVER, the 2 tables I just mentioned is where the Ladies most often sit.

"Believe it or Don't," --Mr. Ripley I have even seen men get up and give a Lady, or 10, "his" table.

These aren't Knights of the Train Table, but they, and you, are safe. emoticon

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Thanks for the info about the club car. As long as i find a seat and the people nearby are not acting or smelling offensively, i stay put. I have 2 free upgrades available but i always forget to book on the phone so haven't used them yet. I now qualify to use the senior discount which is nice because i plan to put any dollars saved into my vacation fund so i can afford to go to Hampton Beach again this summer. Where there's a will there's a way.

Love your homeopathic remedy! Whatever gets you through the night, day, week! Just get to feeling better!

Just checked the status of the train and it is 28 minutes late so i have a bit of time before i go. Haven't had any luck with an on time train in a while. At least i am home this time and if i need to wait in Schenectady it is not freezing cold in there.

Peace and health!

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The wind outside is SO LOUD I woke about 4:45am.

I still feel to lousy to leave the house. I found the Mass from the Vatican on their web-site. But I missed the start (10:00am Rome time / 3:00am Local). So I'm going to slowly sip a cup or two of hot tea (with some homeopathic enrichment - 30 year old Brandy). The feed happens again at 5:00pm Rome time (??11:00am Appx. Local??). And if I miss that the old stand by Catholic TV on YouTube is always available.

The wind is rattling the windows as if the Normans were attacking the draw bridge.

Frannie, your Dad is always in my prayers. I don't know if you are aware of this, however, with a regular train ticket you can always take any available table seat in the club/diner car.

When I take the Empire State Ltd. to or from NYC I make a mad dash their because the front of the car is table seating (with electric outlets for my laptop), counter service in the car, AND the counter service separates the tables and the plush Business Class seats, just beyond the counter. Same car comfort at almost half the price.

Now many of the conductors on the line know my family members who work the line, so I have gotten some privileges on peak travel days, like being allowed to move to the other end of the car. Much more comfy seating, with leg space. But don't always count on it.

Well the waters starting to boil, the Brandy is at room temp, have to slice up a lime I had delivered yesterday, some stevia. I think I might even kick on the Living Room gas fireplace??? emoticon

A teen age boy and girl returned to the girl's home after a date.
The two began to become romantic on the sofa. As their youthful passion became more intimate, more intense, more verbose the girl's Mother came to the top of the stairs billowing down to the pair, "Children! Where are you?"

The daughter responded, "MOTHER!!! We are in the loving room."

Mom retorted, "That's LIVING ROOM."

When the boy replied, "You got that right." emoticon

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I did know they did that and i am happy you found the service and could get in some healthy food to keep you going.
Please feel better, soon!

I have been keeping it vegan and food wise-very healthy. Maybe the wine last night and the SoCo and ginger today have not been the best choices but i am alone, lonely and trying to stay out of depression. I can't drink much tho, anyway, because i am a lightweight when it comes to alcohol. There is always so much to take care of when i am home but couldn't run errands or visit anyone with my son using my car all weekend. Tomorrow, tho, i'll go to Mass in the am and visit my dad then take an earlier train back down to Mamaroneck. DONT wanna get back on a train!!! booo!

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Did you guys know that Price Chopper and Shop Rite will do your shopping for you and deliver it to home. It's 4:00pm and PC just dropped off about 3 weeks of healthy grub. $150.00 min. My bill just under $270. Not bad. I did also stockup the pantry & spice rack. All I had to do was go online; use my Advantage Card; and pay by Credit or Debit. Due to the storm outside it did take them 9 hours, but it was same day.

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Awwwww, J, i am sorry you are not feeling your usual chipper self!

I thought of you last night(really i did) because by the time a train finally arrived in Croton i had waited in that bitterly cold station for 2 1/2 hours. As the conductor scanned my ticket he asked how i was and i told him i was frozen and miserable. Then, i had to walk thru 2 cars to try to find a seat but people were spread out over 2 seats which is so rude, not even caring about anyone else. The same conductor noticed this and took me up to business class, offered me water and a snack and was so kind. Nice way to travel, man!!

My frozen feet were almost thawed by the time we reached Albany where my son was waitng in a warm car. I still had to wrap a heating pad around my feet when i finally got to bed after 1am.. One thing tho, it gave me time to offer up a few and give thanks for all the warmth and shelter and comfort i have in my life.

This weekend , i am hoping to stick hard with the vegan, healthy eating that Rachel and i practice beautifully when i am down there. Sometimes i slip up when going out with friends or just feeling the urge to cook some of the dishes i have done for all these years. No, i never eat flesh, and haven't for 23 years , but i seem to sneak in an egg or some dairy. It's a process and i'll get there!

Take care all. Stay warm. Carol, keep those dreams of a move to a better climate alive in your heart to keep the cold away.!

Peace, Fran

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Thanks Carol.

I'm grounding myself these couple weeks. The combo of the sub-zero temps, icing, snow, and a bit of virus. Since the polar vortex I've had a whispering voice, bloody nose, joint and mild muscle pain, & constant sleepiness.

I don't even want to go downstairs to the VAROOM ROOM.

I might crawl out of bed for a meal, however, that is even a drag.

GO AWAY ROTTEN WEATHER!!!!! emoticon

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Have not looked yet. Will let you know if we see it. Keep warm!!!!

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OPPS!!!!

I'm putting out an ALL POINTS BULLETIN. emoticon

Has anyone, in the Capital District, found a Wal*Mart store which has the NEW SP "28 DAY Cardio + Strength BOOT CAMP" DVD? emoticon

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Well yesterday I spent the day in the house. Mostly doing cleaning. How do you measure cleaning tasks as fitness time???? emoticon

Later this morning I'm meeting up with an OLD friend for a quick circuit w/o and pool time.

According to the weather persons these next two weeks look like indoor days. emoticon

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Thank you, Fran. right now I have a sore throat. Good thing I was off from work last night-spent it all mostly in bed. But, I do work tonight-cannot afford to take off. I have had all my shots.

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Sanity is overrated. I gave up on it long ago.

With an on the go lifestyle you're doing so well with the healthy choices!!! It's great that you use the Y so much-sounds like fun.
Where are you traveling to next?
I may go to Miami as nanny in early feb. but really hope that doesn't happen because i am planning on Beatlefest in NYC and would end up not making it my home in Guilderland for 2 weeks. Should know more soon, i hope. Looking forward to connecting with friends at fest and having some fun for 2 days. It's at the Grand Hyatt this year which Ron and I stayed a few times. It's convenient and very nice. The usual fest hotel in secaucus used to remove all the "nice" during fest weekend, we shall see what transpires in the big city.

Carol, how are you doing? What an exciting and accomplished year you have had! Congratulations on the hard work and the results!

Anna, i know you have great nutrition but you are always battling healthy issues so sticking with any plan has to be difficult. Good luck with all your efforts!

Peace, Fran


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No one ever said I was sane.

The early AM I got up to w/o I couldn't sleep & it was cold upstairs. I went downstairs for a tea or coffee. Decaf. hoping that would ease me somewhat. Instead I headed to the VAROOOM ROOM and though I had made a positive choice. NOTE TO SELF: Positive does not mean good. NOTE TO ALL: During a Polar Express a stationary bike seat can freeze your tacos. Not to mention your enchiladas.

With my lifestyle I find that I have at least two meals per week behind the wheel of a car. So though Cumby's is not a regular meal of choice, and since I'm buy gas there any way, Cumby's Bistro Salads are, in my estimation, a better choice than McD, Burger King, Pizza shops, Drunkin' Dognuts, or most any of the chain grab & go joints.

So on to today. The 11:00am weather was so comfortable I actually took a walk outside for about 12 min., until my legs, knees, and hips started to throb. About 2pm I was so bored in the house I took off for the "Y". With an Aqua Fitness class and some self Aqua jogging. Some gossip time in the Hot Tub, and now a brewskey at Starbucks.

On to tomorrow!!!

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Who wakes up in the night and thinks "I'll go down to exercise a bit before going back to sleep"?Yer nutzy! Oh, i mean that in the nicest way, of course.

Since i won't go out walking in the very cold, i haven't gotten any workouts in weeks so today i got on the gazelle while watching the Syracuse basketball game. I was psyched, going along great guns and enjoying myself,hooting and hollering at my Orange men. Now? I am all but crippled in the left knee. It hurts, doesn't care to bend,is making my formerly good mood turn foul.
Going to bed now, hoping to sleep without pain. Should get ice but i am tooooooo chilled already. BAH!

BTW, another ??. Who thinks of Cumby's as a place to pick up dinner? What are we to do with you? Sheesh.

J,Carol, Anna, and anyone else out there take care and keep making healthy choices .!

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Still have jet-lag after 2 days.

After the "Y" I went home, anticipating a good night sleep.

I did nod off quickly, then about 12:30am I suddenly woke from some strange noise outside.

No it was not the sound of 2 dice rolling beside my pillow.

BUT...(optimum word)...

I thought it might be a good idea to go down stairs to the VAROOOOM ROOM. Just a short bike, or something. And then another Polar Vortex Experience.

You know about putting you tounge on a ice cold flag pole???

Try thinking about putting your Marvel Super Hero PJs on a stationary bikes fridged seat. WOW!!! Where is Lance Armstrong when you need him. Back to bed!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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Having a great day here at the YMCA.

Recumbent stair stepper. CYBEX weight machine. Some calisthenics. Swim in the pool. Brief cool down with Aqua Fitness. Finishing off with a hot tub lounging and group gossip.

Now some lobby Wi-Fi and dinner.

About Din-din, I do, on occasion, stop at Cumby for gas. Seldom do I pickup some "Grab-n-Go" grub. Until today...

I went in side for a hot coffee and found that Cumberland Farm has a "Ready Pack Bistro Salad" which is pretty healthy. I am NOT saying it's Low-Cal. However it is not Mega-Kcal either. Mine 280 cal.

Though I don't eat meat (even fowl) I did pick up a Santa Fe Style. On a scale of 1 - 10 I'd give it an 8.

And being that Cumby is on my way to the Y, and almost everything else in my life, I may use this option as a quick eat item.

Now the only hard part is as I grab a Bistro directly behind me is the pastry case. DANGER...DANGER...DANGER WILL ROBINSON.

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Hi gang;

It's about 7:30pm and I've been CD for about an hour. WTH???? emoticon COLD!!!

Due to this polar express there were no flights from Vegas to Albany Co. airport for two days. Enter Plan B. I hitched a ride, from a band member, to LA. By the time I made it to LAX the entire eastbound fleet was grounded. Cold and Ice.

I was able to get a stand-by this morning @ 6:00am PST (9:00am local). Leaving behind 78 degrees @ Malibu. For WHAT???

Just walking along the jet-way to the terminal I could feel the freezing temps through the walls. And don't start with me while I waited for my niece to show up with my car. I must have burned off triple didget Kcal just shivering. Not a fun workout.

Tonight I'll spend with her family in Columbia Co. and drive home tomorrow.

Anyway Plan A had a NO GAMBLING clause. Broke that one. I did wind up taking some of Steve Wynn's money home, though, I did leave some of it on his tables.

The concert was fantastic. We got out of the concert hall with about 15 minutes to spare, before the New Year midnight fireworks started at Treasure Island, then Luxor, then moving straight down "The Strip" and out into the desert. It was nice to have someone to kiss at midnight also. emoticon

Tomorrow I'm also taking a guilt free day from my New Year's Challenge, only to restart on the 9th. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Frannie about the family's meet on 1/6. When my Dad was alive there where SO MANY family member's in his generation that at Christmas the family would visit one relatives home.

Well Dad was the youngest of his peers (the baby of the family). So on his birth day 1/6 the whole family would meet (usually at an American Legion Post) for a Birthday and Epiphany dinner party.

Since that entire generation is gone, my generation never stop having the party.

In past years my Sister and I would start the day with Mass, a visit to Dad and Mom's grave, swap Christmas gifts with our kids and G-kids in the afternoon (Magi style), then a group dinner and dancing. Well according to my niece Mandy I did miss some serious Fam. A-Hole Antics. emoticon emoticon Maybe next year.

Well the fireplace needs some more logs and starting to feel the jet lag. emoticon

Good health and happiness to all.
J

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Cooolllddddd out. Wrap up everyone and keep warm!!! Careful driving out there!!!

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Happy Monday be careful out there with the ice in places.

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A warm balmy 21 degrees out and with the wind-puts it in the single digits. Stay warm everyone!!!!

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Right, Carol. Nothing pretty or magical about this. Cold and dangerous. To think my husband wanted to move to North Caroline and i wouldn't go because i would miss my kids too much. HA! Well, i would have but i would have been warmer. Very much alone tho now so maybe snug in my warm house right here is tolerable.
Oh, my, i do need to get my butt on track with those healthy choices. Too many cookies!!! When i am back in Westchester next week, it will be far better as i have little opportunity to eat the wrong things.

Take care all, stay warm and safe. Anna, keep those "kids" warm and comfy!

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Darn snowstorms!!! Be careful out there everyone!!! It is a mess.

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Happy New Year! Keep on making the healthy choices for food and movement!
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Happy New Year coming up everyone!!!!! Hope everyone had a nice Christmas! Hubby and I worked our buns off on Christmas. We are off tonight and tomorrow night, yay! it has been really busy at the hospital.

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Have a safe trip and enjoy Vegas. Try not to do anything that needs to "stay in Vegas" because i want to hear about all the fun.That's some small gethering of close friends, eh?

My dad is 91 and doing ok. He's slipping a little but he doesn't deem to realize that so that may be for the best. He's a cutie, tho.

Not doing well fighting the sugar for now. Emotions and stress get the best of me. Once i am back in Mamaroneck i will have to return to the spartan lifestyle. ugh!

Is it a special anniversary for your Dad that the fam is celebrating like this?

Enjoy the week and
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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I had no thought I would have any time available over the holidays for CD-NY or for SP, but here I am.

My friend actually lives in NYC but is preforming in concert in Vegas over Christmas and New Years. So I was asked to come out NY Eve and celebrate.

I fly out Monday 12/30/13, R&R Tuesday daytime, and countdown 2014 with about 2050 of her "Closest Friends". Wouldn't want that catering bill.

Only because the family has a Memorial Mass and party for my late father I'm flying back on Fri (1/3/14) or Sat. (1/4/14). Then back to the same old same old.

Which reminds me you haven't posted of your father (in-law)'s health in quite a while. How's he doing?

As far as sweets for the sweet remember with the challenge YOU CAN"T FAIL, just start again where you left off.

The difference between sweet and sweat is your desire.

Will write soon;
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So glad to hear the news of your passing was grossly exaggerated.
Sorry about the phone troubles. Sheesh, it would have been easier to get a new one right then and there.
Friends in Vegas? Is that like high friends in low places or low friends in high places? Lucky you!!! I need a friend in Vegas!!!

Um.. i sort of fell off the resolution wagon since friday. It was my birthday and i had wine and cake. But then,sat and today, i have been baking cookies and have been picking at the sweets. I am almost always good on Monday since i am usually at my daighter's but now i am home and have to be on guard . No sense in ruining all i have done and my health, too.

Peace to all!
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No. I'm dead! emoticon

As my last attempt to keep me 2014 Challenge I was able to keep the 4 attempts within' one week.

My passing was at the hands of Verizon and LG Wireless. You see my smartphone broke it's screen. And people wonder WHY I HATE touch screens.

So off to Verizon for 9 days. Response: Oh we can't fix it. Contact LG.

So an online chat with LG. This culminated in my having to send the phone back to LG in Fort Worth, TX. Three weeks later I get an e-mail.....from China. Since LG makes and markets these smartphones they have no one smart enough to fix them.

Smscreen of Shanghai e-mailed to tell me the phone can be repaired at a cost of $83.00. (NOTE: The phone was only just bought in June '13. Four months ago. The payment was because the phone was out of warranty by....wait for it....9 days.

PTL...paid the lady. Received a tracking e-mail from the delivery service. The phone will be delivered 12/19/13. Had a family member go to the house to pick up and resend the phone to me.

They went to my home upstate...waited...waited...waited from noon to 7:30pm. No delivery.

On Friday my nephew went to the ground depot in E. Greenbush. He spoke with a staffer who stated that LG called to have the package returned to Texas.

Saturday, I sent my second Verizon monthly payment of $118.00 and still no available service.

Well I had anticipated to save the last challenge until next week. As it seems my passing is just as confused as my life I have a need to share it with you now.

Starting 12/29/13 through New Years Eve (3 consecutive days) attempt to keep your resolution. You have expressly written permission to take a pass from your promises on New Years Day ONLY. Then on Thursday 1/2/14 through 1/5/14 go back on your challenge. Relax on 1/6/14. On 1/7/14 do your best to keep up you momentum for 4 days on, & 1 final day relaxing.

While I was blathering here a buddy of mine asked what if I should fall off my resolution after January 13th.

Just keep up your challenge from before where you slipped. YOU CAN'T FAIL. YOU CAN ALWAYS RESTART. emoticon

I'll be spending New Years Eve with friends in Las Vegas. See ya' in '14.

May the Lord bless and keep you safe, healthy, happy;

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas now." emoticon

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Last Sat. morning, as i was responding to this post, my computer crashed with a virus which flashed "Jim has died" across my screen. Needless to say, it was unnerving and upsetting. We're all fixed, thanks to a good friend. J, i trust you are alive and well but please respond asap!!
Merry Christmas to all of you.! Enjoy family friends food and be happy.
Peace on earth, Good will to men! Happy Birthday dear Jesus!

Fran

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Way to go Frannie;

Of course I expected you to over do. So this week should be a breeze for you. Considering the temps it's a cold breeze indeed. More about later.

Well I now remember the other reason I don't make N.Y. Resolutions. It took me two weeks and three restarts just to make it through the first challenge.

The moral there is no matter how many times you start...don't stop.

So starting Sunday 12/15/13 the challenge is to up your game. Instead of three attempts to keep your 2014 Resolution try to keep them 4 out of 7 days. That would be to alternate 4 days on and 3 days relax.

Frannie we know you can pull it off. So as a team award I purposely set the week schedule in your honor. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. This challenge is TWO WEEKS in duration. From 12/15/13 to 12/28/13. Bad news very small margin to do a repeat. We have got to be on our game now.

The third and final challenge will be posted ?sometime? around 12/26-28/13 to start 12/29/13. ROCK IT, emoticon



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Working in the exercise is more difficult when i can't get outside with the baby. Freezing rain is such a deterrent. There is an elliptical here but it pains my knees so i have been walking round and round the apartment , throwing in some dancing in place and a few other things but it isn't the same. Trying to keep my New year's resolutions any way i can. how are you doing?
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OK, I am in. My 3 days will be M,T, W and Th. I know that's 4 days but it's all good.I have had a hard time with thursday because i come back home late that night , very hungry and just want to chow down. I usually go back to "good" Fri for bfast and lunch at least.

Last night, (thursday) i ate pie! I don't feel really bad about it but it wasn't a healthy choice that's for sure.

I know i am not going to have the new year's eve miseries over my weight and fitness this year because i have made great efforts throught 2013 to take better care of myself. This challenge will help keep December healthier than usual, too!

Good luck!

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For lo these many years I have heard people bemoan, satire, even become depressed when they AGAIN fail to keep a New Years Resolution.

For decades, for instance, I have quipped, matter of factually, that on December 31st at 11:59.59pm I resolve not to make a New Years Resolution. And I keep that commitment for the entire upcoming year.

(Wait for the laugh)

So starting December 1st I'm going to start a challenge which I would appreciate it if you would join me on.

"GETTING THE JUMP ON 2014"

The starting jump is to decide on your resolution for the New Year. Then over the next week attempt to keep that commitment for Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.

Remember should you slip up it's OK. Now you have a mental picture as to why.

Restart another week, that very day, alternating the three day working at your challenge and four days off.

When you have succeeded this first challenge give yourself a NON-FOOD based reward. Also post you accomplishment here on your SP CD-NY Daily Chat Page.

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J, I came on here specifically to wish you and the parade well when i heard the forecast. I sure hope those big balloons are flying! Good luck with it all and when it's over, enjoy the family.

I had been eating mostly vegetarian since the mid 70's but made the "committment" in '91. Totally committing to veganism is definitley going to happen soon. Admittedly it is convenience that keeps me using a little bit of egg and dairy but i will let those go in the near future.One must think outside the conventional when it comes to veganism but it's been fun along with the challenges to someone who has been making the same dishes, Italian and cheesy, for over 40 years!

May you be blessed!
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Well there's a lull in the productions.

Today we finish up all pre-recordings.

Tomorrow we get to sleep late (4PM). Then down to 34th St. for final (tech) rehearsals. ???IN A ICEY RAIN STORM??? YUCH.

Then T'Day, at 9:00am, ready or not, here comes the parade. Then a mere 365 days before we do it all over again. Shoot me now.

Frannie, I'm not sure how to calculate my paso-vegetarianism.

I started detoxing in 1979 (34 years ago). By 1984 (29 years ago), Eileen and I were both full vegetarians. However, in '88, my Dr. recommended I needed to start adding fish to my meal plan. And it's been that way ever since.

Me and my brood of 12 cannibals (all meat eaters). emoticon

Why is it when it comes dinner time, I look around the table, and I get this sense they are looking at me like the entrée. emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving to any and all who hang with this group!I pray this next year gives you even more blessing for which to be thankful!

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I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

Hubby and I are both off it this year-will have a quiet one just the two of us. We both don't eat much and no sweets-so it will be a cheap one as well.

I am starting with Jury duty-need to call a phone number on Monday right after 4pm and they will let me know if I need to be there the next morning at what time, etc... If not, then I will call the next night, etc.... At least it is not downdown Albany-it is Colonie.

Carol

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Location: Albany, NY
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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
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11/16/13 8:13 P

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J, you bounce back in a big way don't you! That's wonderful to hear. Sounds like some great people and great fun. How long have you been vegetarian? I have been for over 22 years and now my diet is 95% plant based with an occasional use of cheese or egg. When i am downstate with Rachel, tho, we are totally vegan and the baby is being raised that way , too. It's been challenging and fun to prepare meals this way.
For Thanksgiving at my home we have all the traditional foods, though, because out of the 20 people so far coming, we are only 3 vegetarians. We will have an alternate main dish and veggie versions of the dressing and other dishes.
I love your idea that someone else cook instead but that won't happen quite yet. Everyone does have their assigned dishes to bring, though so it's all good.

Enjoy all of your travels and festitivites and friends! Happy Thanksgiving and may the parade go without a glitch!

peace, Fran

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11/16/13 3:46 A

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Frannie;

The BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD to see the Macy's Parade???

Your own living room on the telie. You actually see more of the parade on TV than you do at the curb. And this year, due to increased security, public spectators are ONLY allowed along CPW from 77th to 59th; along 59th to 6th Ave, 6th Ave down to (about) 46th - 41st; continuing along 6th down to 38th St. Every thing else is blocked off. And CPW, to 59th, to 6th will be 8 to 10 people (cramped) deep.

As far as being mommy. Your kids are old enough to bring a couple covered dishes (and maybe even a par-cooked bird) when they come over. After the past two years you & I went through it's time the 20 & 30er's start to take up the reigns and cook for you and the pee-wees.

Which by the way you and the pee-wees huddle together on the sofa. Under cozy warm comforters and throw blankets. They get hot chocolate with a peppermint stick, while you get several hot toddies (sans peppermint stick).

T'day I'm in a strange situation. My crew will share dinner together in the SNL studios (8H). They have done this for decades. So it's a tradition. Gotta' attend.

Also, Aletia, Aaron, and DA'BOYZ, Marybeth, Chelsey, Freddi, and Myle are all coming to town. So I have a second dinner with the family. That includes Bob, Nicole, and Jacqueline.

Want to know how much cooking???? NADA! Bobby Flay's "ONE" delivers. As does ZABAR'S.

And I don't eat meat (including turkey).

Friday (11/29/13) I have a Macy's 2014 Parade meeting at 11:00am.

Meet up with the herd about 3:00pm and attend Radio City Spectacular (all but Jacq. who's to young).

As far as my Christmas shopping, well that was done last month.

A buddy of mine twisted my arm to come out to Las Vages for 12/30/13 through New Years Day. She is preforming at one of the joints for New Drunks Night Out (12/31/13). I'll go to the show, but I won't imbibe. I gave up drinking on New Years Eve.

It just seems to me that all the amateur drunks go out that night to see how quickly they can lose everything. I don't want to give up my professional drunk status. emoticon

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11/15/13 7:55 A

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Carol, that sounds like a perfect weekend! You are doing so beautifully with your weight loss, congratulations! Surely,This affects almost everything you do in life mentally and emotionally as well as the obviously physically. I know how i feel when i am in charge and doing my best to be healthy so you muct be over the moon. I am very happy for you and you must be proud of the hard work and determination this last full year has taken!

J, it's parade time again-what fun for you! My husband loved the parade but i was always so caught up in the kitchen that i rarely saw any of it. He would have loved to go down to see it but i squelched that . Are you kidding me? I always felt I must be here to put on the feast , for years with my Momma and then , alone. No one ever thinks life is so short, right? Then, there is the fact that I HATE the cold and prob would have been whiney and complainy unless it was a balmy day. Hahahahahahahaha
Good luck with it-it is truly an American institution and well loved. Congratulations to you! Stay well and enjoy! Give us a report on the fun after ward, why doncha?!

Anna, take care, feel better, love on them "kids" and the real kids!

peace, Fran emoticon

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Always move forward toward peace and light. Let go of bitterness and negativity-these hold back your progress in life.
When you see these traits in others-know the wisdom hasn't come to them yet and be ever mindful of your own journey.

Failure is giving up what we want most for what we want now.


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11/10/13 4:46 P

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Just woke up and ready to go back to bed-just too cold. Hubby and I are off this weekend and are spending most of it in bed. But, I did get some carpet shampooing done.

Carol emoticon

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Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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11/8/13 7:43 P

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It's cold outside. And I just left the YMCA pool and hot tub. Nah-Nah-na-nah-nah.

So Todd and I came to an agreement. The rooms remain as is. One of the Bowflex band resistance deck will be put in the available corner of the Varooom Room. The other machine will be stored in the basement until he (that is to say Tracy) decides how the new place will be laid out. emoticon

Be sure to spend Turkey Day morning in front of the TV. For the second year in a row I will be the Senior Director of the telecast. Sooooo what if the bird isn't thawed out by the time the guest show up. You can always phone for Turkey BBQ Pizza to be delivered. emoticon emoticon Gobble - Gobble.

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11/3/13 3:55 P

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Greetings -

On the shot question-I work in a hospital and we have to get the flu shot or end up wearing a mask all the time-even if you don't have a cold, etc and if you are caught without it -the first offense is a verbal warning, the second is written and a third time you lose your job. The state of New York and now all the states from what I have found out mandate that.

As for the Pneumonia shot-I had my Gastric Bypass last Dec and I need it for the upcoming winter crap coming out.

Well, I just got up a few minutes ago-got to wake up so hubby and I can go to work early today-starting at 7pm and going to 7:20am-so it is 12 hours coming up.

Well, going for now. Hope all is going well with everyone!!

Carol

Onward with my Journey!!!!

Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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