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12/25/14 5:09 P

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Merry Christmas!
My daddy is still with us which is a wonderful surprise and i consider it a miracle. That's what made it a good Christmas.
Celebrate what you have.
peace, Fran

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Merry Christmas to all and have a safe holiday!

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12/22/14 5:50 P

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Well another day of drudge here.

You can easily tell the rehabbing jocks here. Not just by there muscularity. But their hardened mind set.

Since I've been here I have had 2 athletes as roommates. The first came in after me and he already gone. The second is still here, but they are talking about his exit plan.

ME? The staff are still trying to get me to walk.

It was a year ago, when the Rensselear weather was mild and sunny. I walked from Starbucks along Route 4 to Red Mill Rd. (Rt. 150). My return walk was from there (again along Rt. 4) to the I-90 exit 8 in Defreesville, turn around back to Starbucks. Have a couple Grande's, the drive to the YMCA for a swim in the pool.

Today I can stand with the assist of the Parallel Ballet bars. The back to the arm ergometer & stationary rower. The staff tell me I am still losing weight. How much??????

Tomorrow I go to nearby Imaging Center for X-Rays and MRI. Which of course means they have to unscrew my brace from my. Then when they are finished I get screwed again.

Well dinner just arrived, so it's time to go.

Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HEALTHY NEW YEAR. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/22/14 10:45 A

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Well, Mr Enigma, you surely don't say much, do you?
Wishing you all the best with your recovery -physically and mentally.
I hope your family and friends are able to get to you for visits to give support, love and maybe some home cooking.
God bless you this Christmas and through the new year!
Love and peace, Fran

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12/22/14 4:17 A

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Will be happy once it is the New Year.

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12/21/14 5:27 P

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Get better soon!!!!

Well, crappy weather out as usual. Traffic is the pits out-but normal for this time of the year.
It is a wonder how many people do not know how to drive up here.

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12/17/14 1:57 A

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The enigma surfaces.

Hi gals. The SP APP finally works. I've lost track how many years it took, but it works.

I'm in leg braces. It doesn't seem to matter. I still fall over. Also the knee hinges either lock up or cut into my thigh. Staff is trying to get me out of WHEELIE IRONSIDE. Yup I named my chair.

Those times I'm feeling like a big kid I call it "POP POPPA WHEELIE IRONSIDE". This joint is starting to get to my head.

I can hear the night nurse doing bed check. Gotta go.

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i missed the worst of the storm being down in Mamaroneck but now that i am home for 2 more weeks, the snow can please stay far far away. I am scared of driving in even the tiniest bit, even though i braved Central NY winters for 7 years and had no choice at all in whether i wanted to drive or not.
Very busy today getting some furniture ready to drive down to my daughter's in a rented van with one of my sons. He doesn't want to do it really so it should be a most unpleasant task. Then, it's back to caring for my dad while trying to put together some sort of Christmas dinner and maybe some cookie baking. Hell,i haven't even got any decorations out except for a partially done tree.
Bah humbug!

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12/14/14 7:07 P

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Hope everyone is doing good.

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12/11/14 4:20 P

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I really hate snow.

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12/10/14 5:11 P

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Well, we have lots of snow now. I knew sooner or later we would get hit with it as it is winter after all. And one of the things it does best here in winter is snow. Looks great on pictures and post cards-but hate to get out in the white fluffy crap. Roads are crappy-be careful out here.
My son and his wife live in the NYC area (Brooklyn) and he just told me they now have snow there as well.

Everyone stay safe and warm!!!! Shopping online as too crappy to get out.
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No Christmas shopping out there at all. I ordered a few things online, tho.Not much money and not much into any of it yet. My tree is up and half ot the lights are on but since i spend all but a very few hours of each weekend at my father's house, things can't get done in my own home. I did put up a mini tree for Dad, tho and it made him smile. emoticon emoticon
I ate too much carby food this weekend and even tho i brought my rebounder with me, i never got on it. I'll do better next weekend.
Now i am back in Mamaroneck and just made my very healthy smoothie to get me off on the right start.
Carol, stay warm and safe during the storm tomorrow. J, please check in! Anyone else out there? Well, if you are keep making healthy choices each and every day!

peace, Fran

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So, where is everyone? Out shopping for Christmas?

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Been busy at work -it is that time of the year again. Not enjoying the cold temps, but it is that time of the year. I do like looking at all the lights and decorations that are up so far. We also have our tree up now. Love the lights!

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I am in a rut here and need to make better use of my time to get some form of exercise in each day. When it's nice out, Wyatt and i walk and play at the park but these rainy chilly or freezing days, not so much.
When i am home and at my Dad's i also need to get moving. No way am i giving up on the new size 4 pants! Mind you, only one pair but , it felt good when the sales woman told me i had to go down a size to get a good fit!! Yippppeeeeee!

So, now, I will have to keep doing the work only differently but it will happen!

Carol, take care. J, please check in again. Are you just trying to be elusive and enigmatic ? Our man od mysteyr-that's you!!

peace, Fran

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Get better soon. Work on it-it will happen. Here is hoping the best for you.
I work in a hospital on our Cardiac floor-night shift.

Did they have some good turkey, etc there for Thanksgiving?

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11/27/14 1:01 A

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Hi Gang,

Just awakened to ask if I'm asleep. WTH?

Carol, the Palisaides are on the New Jersey side of the Hudson. I'm just north of the George Washington Bridge & Fort Lee, NJ.

Fran, 1010 WINS is saying you guys are getting an early Nor'Easter. Don't go driving if you don't have to. You know as well as I the combo of snow, freezing temps, & icey road is not anything WE want to get caught in.

Rehab is tough. Exhasting even for me. The nurses & pt's have tried to get me upright every afternoon. I either fall over ( they catch me) or I'm in pain. Then back to ole' wheelie. My chair.

This place most have good street creid. Their are a bunch of jocks in rehab all over the place.

I've been kevitching about the SP App since the rollout of ver.1, well I just found a mobi access to the SP site. AND NO ADS. HAZA.

Oh oh. Got caught by the mean cna. Gotta go.

Stay healthy, safe, and don't max out your plate later today.

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Carol, take care with the driving and i hope you have a nice holiday while you are working. and when you finally get home to relax.
J, what can i say? I miss you here and hope you are recuperating and rehabbing so you can be happy healthy and mobile again! God bless!
NOT looking forward to the expected snow storm. I am a wimpy when it comes to driving in it and i will need to get to my dad's to care for him. OY!!
At any rate i am filled with gratitude for what i have in this life. I have a home, warmth, food and family.None of them are perfect but the blessings abound none the less.
Peace, Fran

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Well, Buffalo got bombed and we (Albany,NY) are supposed to get some snow coming up but nothing like the Buffalo area. Thank goodness.
It has been overly busy at work at the hospital for this time of the year. (a lot of sick patients)

Hubby and I are doing OK-just trying to get by the holidays in one piece.

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I am home for a week but can't really enjoy it as i need to be at my father's home most of the time and nights to relieve my brother of his night duty. There will be no traditional Thanksgiving this year which saddens me. It was my husband's favorite and all the family loves it too.
For Dad, though, there is sacrifice and love and thanks for his long and giving life. I know we won't regret it.
Peace, love and gratitude
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not motivated to get out to walk in the cold. must do better than this for sure!

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So bummed with the cold and darkness upon us now. With my dad in such need and my sons not getting along, i don't even want to think about all the holidays and the stuff that goes with them. I wish i could blink and it would be february. or better yet, May!

Peace, Fran

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11/16/14 6:44 P

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J sorry to hear about your happenings! Where is the Palisades? Hope you get better soon.
Sounds like you are in a Rehab Facility.

My brother lives in Wisconsin and got 10 inches of snow the other day. Won't be long.

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Happy belated birthday Carol! I hope you had a wonderful special day!

J!!! OMG, I have been so worried about you! Why are you down there instead of up here near home? I couldn't find any news coverage of your accident , haven't heard from you and have been fretting over this all this time. Ok, so my # is 518-265-4924. CALL ME!!!!
How long will you be there?
You'll be there over the holidays?
I will continue to pray for your recovery!
Peace, Fran

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Hi CDNY,

I know it has been 2 months since I posted but at least I'm alive. Somewhat.

I can't walk, unassisted, yet. And I have enough metal in my legs to set of airport alarms.

I tried numerous times to use the SP App to read articles or team post. Not gonna' happen.

Since my last leg surgery I have been moved twice. Yesterday I got upgraded to a Rehab along the Palisades. So I can sit, in my wheelie, in the community room and see across the river and the Cloisters.

At least in this place I can have my laptop, no Wi-Fi, for 2 hours at a clip. But only every other day.

Today was Veteran's Day. There were all sorts of visitors coming and going. Veteran's groups. Gold Star Mom's. Church groups. Kid's and Scout Troops. Homemade snacks, and snacking, all day. So my first day of rehab was cut down to 10 mins. of an arm argronimer. So tomorrow is another day. DAMN.

Frannie, your Dad is always in my prayers. As far as considering a nursing home, when my Mom had to be placed she needed long term Medicaid Senior Care. Without ANY family members knowledge my sister signed a lean against Mom and Dad's home. Mom lived out her final years in a place she despised. Now 4 yrs. after passing we get a bill from the County Dept. of Law for $45,000.00 + a pay back penalty interest. If Dad owns his home have one of your boys (or you yourself) take over the title, at least 6 months before Dad needs additional help.

Carol welcome to another season of COLD.

I was going to post some photos from my incident with the taxi and the horse carriage, but I forgot to download them today. Maybe Thursday if I can use my Laptop again..

Well. What do you know? The aide just brought in some evening snacks. Who know?

He says he'll be back in an hour to lift me into bed. WOOOO.

Tomorrow I get a roommate. Life in the fast lane has sure slowed down.

Stay well and healthy. Enjoy the Holiday Season.

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Happy Veterans Day!!!!

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Monday so i am in Mamaroneck with Wyatt. The next 3 days should be gorgouse so we will get out to walk and play at the park. It's good for both of us.
I have been working at getting the house ready for the cold and snow all the time hoping when it arrives it is all very mild.

enjoy the sunshine!

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My Dad is 92 and in failing health. he needs 24 hour supervision. we promised him we would always keep him home but it is very difficult to keep this promise and also keep him safe with the amount of care he needs. We are doing our best and trying to get extra nursing help when ever we can.
He is a man of strong faith and i am praying to be guided to what would be his best and highest good.

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I hope your Dad starts feeling better. Hubby and I have been working a lot.
We are celebrating our birthdays together-Hubby had his on Nov 3rd and mine is coming up on the 13th. Out to dinner -nothing fancy just to get out.

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Monday and back in Mamarorneck.My dad is not doing well and while caring for him over the weekend i tried to manage to eat in a healthy way but i know i really didn't eat enough and i was dehydrated. I need to plan better for next weekend with him.

James!!! Where are you?

Carol, you're doing great!

peace, Fran

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Happy day before Halloween!

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Looks a lot nicer out today and is supposed to be nice out tomorrow as well. We could use the nice days to get out.

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The rain stopped down here but it is chilly. Took W for a walk to get some air , though. It had to be done! Looking forward to sunshine!

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A rainy week-supposed to be nice out on the weekend coming up.

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Hope everyone is doing good and getting ready for the upcoming winter.

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Brrrr! Hate thinking about what is still to come. YUCK!
I did ok this weekend but only exercised Friday when i worked in the yard.I tried to eat well but had too much sugar. It's an addiction that i cannot quit cold turkey for good and ever.

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Loving the Fall colors!! Had a warm spell, but don't worry it is going back down again. :)


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Home for the weekend which may even extend to monday, woohoo!Today is all about moving leaves and i am looking forward to fresh air and exercise and that good tired that comes from it all!
Jim, i am thinking of you and praying for you . Please please post!

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It is supposed to get down to 30 tonight. Brrrrrrr.......

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It looks like a nice week for relaxing and maybe taking a nice walk!
I spent yesterday raking blowing mowing and hauling leaves. Not relaxing but good productive exercise in the fresh air. Today will be more of the same.
James! Where are you? I am praying you are all right!

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Enjoying my mini vacation-watching the Fall colors and relaxing at home.

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Been busy at work. No time yet to enjoy the leaf change. However, I have a week off starting tomorrow.
A week off from work, Yay!!!

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Yipes! Stop with the winter talk! emoticon emoticon emoticon . All right, I can accept autumn but... that's it for now. Tooo much at one time is disheartening!
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Rain Rain go away, all the pine needles fell yesterday ! Raking and leaf blowing would have been a great outdoors workout for me!!! emoticon emoticon

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I hope everyone is doing well! Enjoy the Fall as Winter will soon be here!

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Oct 1st-hope everyone is doing well!!!!

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Drink your fluids-water! Sip, sip, sip!!!

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I need to get myself back on track . I am constantly trying to find something to eat! This is crazy!

Also, i need more exercise. Gotta make it happen!

Enjoy these beautiful days!

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Happy Sunday everyone!!! My husband and I took a little drive up and around Saratoga Lake this morning. The Fall colors are doing well. The fog was still out when we were, but lifting so we could see the lake and the fall colors. It was just nice getting out and going for a drive.

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Happy Thursday!!!!! I hope everyone is doing good.

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I hope everyone will enjoy the Fall leave colors coming out. They are turning fast!

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1st day of autumn!!

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I would like to refuse to believe it is the last official summer day but it would do me no good at all.I am looking forward to some lovely autumn days!

Yoo hoo, J! How are you?
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Have a good weekend!!! Hubby and I are working.

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Happy Thursday everyone-hope all are doing well!!. Fall is definitely here.

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so tired over the weekend-slept through most of it. Hubby and I just so tired from a busy week at work at the hospital. Fall is definitely here.

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I hope that everyone is doing better!!!

Definitely Fall out! Nice change. Love the season. Fall colors coming soon.

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Oh my freakin' goodness! So sorry to hear about this. You have a tendency to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, my dear man. Sending my warmest thoughts and asking the Lord's blessing on you to make easier your healing.
At least you are alive and recovering but what an ordeal for you to go through.
Are you still in NYCity or back up home now?
Is there anything i can do to help you out?
I am also sad for the others involved in your accident and sorry that an innocent horse had to lose its life.

I will keep you in my prayers,
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Fall is here!

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Happy Sunday everyone!!!!!

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Wow, hope you get better soon!!! Concentrate on your healing right now.

Looks like Fall is creeping in more and more.

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Hi Gang;

1st I have to ask for your indulgences. I have only my left hand to type with presently, So sorry for misspellings and punction errors.

2nd for being incommunicado for about a month.

On Aug. 7 I was crossing Columbus Circle. An ny post delivery truck cut into the circle toppling a handson carriage, injured the horse, later set down, carriage driver and passengers toppled over me into the street away from the Post truck. The carriage landed on top of me.

taken to Columbia pryss. a lot of broken bones. during surgery had another heart attack. The dr. did there best to put humpty dumpty together again.

now in pt and ccu rehab. till now I had no computer. my cell was crushed in the incident. a friend of mine let me barrow her old netbook. it has a tiny key pad, but even, its difficult to hold the shift key and a letter at the same time.

enough pity party.

yesterday I stood up alone. Monday I'm hoping to start walking.

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I hope everyone is having a good Friday. Fall starts this month. Wow, this year is flying by.

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Happy Thursday!!!!!

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Well, at least you are feeling better ! Trying to work when you're unwell isn't fun. i am back in Mamaroneck but my grandson is delightful so it's all good!
J, where the heck are you?

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Felt crappy over the weekend, but feeling better just in time to go back to work tonight. Just relaxed over weekend.

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Monday off from work but too many worries and much anxiety.

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Happy Labor Day weekend!!!

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8/31/14 9:43 A

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If fall could lead directly to spring i'd be happier to see it arrive. I am a July girl!

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8/30/14 5:39 P

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Hi Fran-glad you had a good reunion. Well, it looks more like Fall is peeping around the corner here. I do love the fall tree colors of the season and enjoy them when they get here.

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8/30/14 9:45 A

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Reunion was very nice. I sat with friends from long ago and renewed those relationships which makes me happy.When someone said "Fran, you look even better than in high school" I wasn't sure exactly how to take that but decided it was all good!
I was a nerdy wallflower back then and believe myself to have made many improvements since. And, I also really don't care as we do when ever so young.

Now, decisions need to be made about whether this will be a productive yard work day or a lazy slothful self indulgent day. I know what i'd like but think the lawn mower will be in use before too long.

Blessings and peace, Fran

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8/28/14 4:56 P

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Happy Thursday everyone-wherever you are! Have a good Holiday weekend!!!

Carol

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8/26/14 8:51 P

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Enjoy your Reunion! have a good time.

Carol

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Trying to stay focused on healthy choice and getting my walks in. 45th high school reunion Friday night!! Oh my! I can't believe i have ever even been 45 years old let alone be out of high school that long. I dragged my poor husband to the 40th but now i am going alone. Full circle, it seems, the girl who never dated and was not asked to dance is alone again. But it's part of my be brave campaign so i must do it. Who knows, maybe someone will even talk to me!!!

peace, Fran

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8/23/14 4:12 P

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Work, work, work! So busy at work!

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Yard work done, now for the shower. Yesterday was a good food day til i had 4 big choc. chip cookies. Why do i do this? Don't know but they tasted good anyway. So far, i am on a healthy track today.

Enjoy your weekends!
peace

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8/22/14 7:41 P

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Working this weekend-supposed to rain, though up here in Albany. We will see.
I have been working on my ancestry and it is driving me nuts, although it is interesting.

Carol

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Regular is good! i guess i have a regular routine, too, even though it involves 4 days in one place and 3 in another. After 19 months of it-it's as routine as it can be.
My exercise at home is the yard work and housekeeping. Down here it is walking with the little guy.
They should be in their house this winter so next spring, i'll get to do some gardening here, too.
Hope everyone is moving in some way, hopefully in the fresh air!!
peace, Fran

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Back to my regular work schedule and more routine again!

Carol

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It'd been a good and productive weekend so far. I hate to think i need to get on that train tonight but i am blessed to have a job and be with my darling grandson. Now i am off to get dressed , so a few errands and then come home and do some Italian Sunday cooking!

Peace, Fran

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8/16/14 10:31 P

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!! My last Friday of Grand Jury was yesterday. Yay!!! It is finished and now I can get back to my normal work schedule!!!

Carol

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Brrrr! TOOOOO Chilly for the middle of August! After going to Mass this morning I AM going to get out there to mow, trim, weed and plant and that's all there is to it. The errand/shopping list is growing but it will need to wait.If i have to spend a cool grey day doing yard work , that's fine. Tomorrow should be nice and i can enjoy the fruits of my labor and maybe get out to do something nice!

I hope all emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon of you are doing well.

J, Anna, anyone else, please check in. Carol, you rock, as usual!

Remember , if what you are doing isn't giving you the results you need, why are you still doing it? I changed it all up and got great results and feel much better. For me, it was adopting an almost totally plant based diet. Once in a great while , I have eaten something that has dairy or egg in it but with effort and planning, I'll resist that , too. Being Italian, I miss some of that , but, II know it's got to go!

Make changes for the better!!!

Peace, Fran

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8/14/14 5:48 P

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Have a happy Thursday, everyone! Cooler out-looks like Fall is just around the corner here. Love the Fall colors that will be coming in Fall.

Carol

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8/13/14 7:45 P

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Well, where is everyone? My last Friday at Grand Jury duty is this week- YAY!!!
Looking forward to getting back to my regular work schedule and I am not used to being u in the daytime.

Carol

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8/12/14 5:12 P

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I hope that everyone is doing good. Have a nice Tuesday!!

Carol

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Hope everyone has a good weekend!!!! This is my weekend to work. Oh well, got out early from Grand Jury today-an unexpected surprise. Came home and dived into bed and went to sleep. Nice.

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checking in. this day turned out unlike anything i had planned, part outside influence part me.,
tomorrow will be the same. whatever.

peace out!

Fran

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Eckhart Tolle

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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