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9/18/13 6:30 P

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Hey Everyone! I'm thinking of leaving this list -- I just don't do pottery anymore. I've been spending my spare time playing kickball, bicycling, and attending social events. Have been staying as active as I can and, like everyone here, watching what I eat!

So, that being said, is there anyone here who wants to be the leader of this group?

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8/30/13 5:17 P

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I am officially an "Empty Nester"! Our kids are either moved away or in college! Wow! Fewer dishes to do, the house stays tidier, and it's oh, so peaceful!

Sweetie and I are, I guess, rediscovering each other. We've joined a cycling group and a kickball team. We've been meeting up with friends more often. Life is new and exciting!

So why do I miss my kids so much? LOL!

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8/4/13 3:31 P

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Good Morning All, well today we went out to a quick breakfast and then came back to our little city house now that we are all moved in,I can hardly wait to move!I am NOT a city person but Hubby needs to be closer to the hospital even though his health seems pretty good.Hope we can work out a compromise as he likes living in the country also but has real fears about his health.We have a years contract so will be at this location for at least that long.We are lucky as we have very nice quiet neighbors on both sides of us and it is a pretty quiet neighborhood...so far!Hubby is much more social than I am and has talked to ALL the neighbors I have never met the ones on one side of us but the other side is owned by the same people that own our house and they are real close,at least we have a small front and back yard all fenced in so I will just have to suck it up and be nice which I am most of the time.I am older now and my hearing is not what it used to be,will see a specialist next week and then determine what to do.Hope to take some pottery classes again this fall as I have sold my kilns but still want to work with the clay and I know the instructor.So many things I still want to make.CLinOregon



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7/30/13 9:07 A

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Time to get back on track!

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6/17/13 4:22 P

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My daughter quit college after 2 years. She moved back home this summer. She's almost 21 and needs a job but is paralyzed by fear. I'm at my wits end and don't know how to help! She won't talk to people about employment, refuses to walk into a business and simply ask for a job application. She's filled out dozens of online applications, but to no avail. I can't take her shyness away or dispel her terror. I can't even force her to get her driver's license.

Although she's a joy to be around and very helpful at home, she's a very expensive pet.

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6/9/13 12:15 P

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Well we just moved into the small city of Grants Pass,Oregon from way out in the country not to far from here!I am much more of a country person than a city person but Hubby's health comes first and that is why we moved into town.The hospital is only five min.away and although he seems fairly healthy right now he is 80yrs.old and his health could change anytime.He wants to be prepared.Our rental is a nice one only 8yrs.old and we have a nice heat pump for heating and cooling.It works great!!I am now 70yrs.old but still consider myself a potter even though all the tools of my trade are in storage or will be soon for about a year.Our house has a very large garage but now it is almost full of other stuff that we brought from the country.Doubt the owner will let me upgrade the electrical system for my kiln so may have to move one more time next year.I also don't have a working studio anymore so that slows down my claywork considerably.I am still in two gallerys but nothing is selling right now so Hubby would love to see me sell my pottery equiptment but to replace it would cost a lot of money and I just am not ready to sell my studio equiptment yet!!
Right now we are still moving in and trying to make this house a home,bought a new large very pretty rolled carpet for our living room and that helps considerably.The house has laminated wood floors through out as it was built for a rental but apparently the last people who lived here for four years really did a number on it the last year they were here and the owners had to repaint a lot of the rooms and do some damage control.I wondered why the owner asked ME if I had children and I told her NO and she was relieved because the last tenents had a whole bunch of kids living here and they were really loud.
Friday nights here are somewhat noisy but we expected that but most of the time it is pretty quiet.Not a bad neighborhood for a couple of old folks who just aren't ready for a senior retirement home yet.There are a lot of children on one side of our house that scream and carry on a lot during the eve.hours but the neighbor on the other side said to me "it is summertime and they will quiet down in the fall"but meanwhile I have to put up with a lot of noise from them,guess it could be worse so I try to grin and bear it.Hubby can sleep right through the noise,he loves kids and thinks they are good neighbors.We hope to go to Jamiaca soon but need to finish getting moved.Well hope all of you are having a fine Sunday,Best to you, CLinOregon



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5/20/12 3:00 P

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When times get busy, that's the time to ask yourself, "Am I taking care of ME?" We tend to put other's needs first, exhausting our reserves, so that by the end of the day, we're too tired or just out of time! I've been doing that for awhile, but now it's taking it's toll. I'm not sleeping well at night, I seem to keep injuring myself, and my overall health seems to be suffering. I have GOT to get back into my exercise habit!!
I've changed the team goal to 30 minutes of daily exercise. Maybe that will help! Anybody else want to get into the exercise habit?

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4/10/12 7:42 P

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I highly recommend the Sparkpeople cookbook! It's been a fabulous source of inspiration!

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3/8/12 6:08 P

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Thanks. I'll remember that. I'm sure that will help. :}

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3/4/12 7:56 P

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So sorry for you loss. I still miss my mom who died at age 71 15 years ago. I keep a picture of her on my shelf with this saying. "when someone you love becomes a memory that memory
becomes a treasure" this has help me a lot over the years.

Pat from Kansas

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


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3/4/12 6:51 P

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Mamma died last Saturday. She was only 69, vibrant, active, and happy. I've been in Tucson all week grieving with my brothers. The memorial service was yesterday. Today my brothers and I drove up to Mt. Lemon to buy fudge and drink coffee and watch the wild turkey. It was so beautiful. I return home to Arkansas tomorrow where my life can resume. I think it was really good for my family to take the time to deal with this event.

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