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5/31/13 10:08 P

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I hope I look real good in my 80's. You two are just babies. Jan I can just see you backing away when the dancers are looking for audience members to participate. You'd probably bump into me.

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5/31/13 4:37 P

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Patty, I turned 66 last October. I ignore the number. Not only that but DH is six years older so I'm "the kid". I did recently realize this year I'll be 67 and that's getting real close to 70. How did I get to this age - most of the time I don't feel like it. Also in my TOPS group there are a lot of women in their 70s and 80s who look real good and are active.

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5/31/13 4:16 P

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My birthday was ok. I did not like turning 66 at all. Had sort of a bad day of it...
Patty

we did get a new computer. Now to get hubby to hook it up. It is a windows 8. I hear many people do not like that windows 8. I have 2 friends, that even had it taken off their computer and put windows 7 on it instead...talk about extra money...



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5/31/13 4:10 P

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Patty, I hope you find a good deal on a computer soon. I love my laptop (when it's working properly). You will be missed if you aren't here for a few days.

Louise, Sorry to hear your daughter is sick on her last day before returning to work. I hope she is better for the return tomorrow. Oh, my it's hard to imagine 101!!! I have to tell you DH and I walked on the river walk and it was beautiful- some clouds but also blue sky and sunshine but it's only 59 right now and we had to take our jackets off.

Ann, The rice pudding has barely any sugar and is cooked in the milk so it is so soft you can barely detect any rice in it - the fruit soup is a sauce of dried fruit or sometimes (in season) some fresh - raisins, apples, berries and again that is it's own sweetener. Just a small amount over the top of the rice pudding. I look forward to this each year. The Finnish women make this and run the booth. The economy has effected the festival as with most everything. We still have visiting dance groups and lots of vendors but not as many dance groups as years gone by. I think it's simply too expensive for these folks to travel and have to lodge here. I love the dancing - it's pattern dances similar to square dancing except there is no calling. They play old Scandinavian tunes and the dancers from little ones up to adults know the patterns. My favorite is a fascinating one to watch where the dancers pair up (always in their old country costumes) and form a long line that weaves in and out. If they show demonstrations and come out to the audience to encourage people to come join them that's the time I skulk out of there emoticon

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5/31/13 3:49 P

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Jan, the Scandinevian Festival sounds interesting. I think small and big town celebrations would be fun. Not big city ones though with crowds of people. I like rice pudding and the fruit soup reminds me of Cold Plum Soup we had in a restaurant in Eureka Springs, Ark. The restaurant was in an old hotel. (we were staying in a timeshare at the time before RVing) The waitress brings you a menu and a cookbook with the recipes Seems she recommended the Cold Plum Soup and for dessert Baked Fudge. You can imagine they both were delicious. Of course I bought the cook book. I don't think I have it any more. In that area about 50 miles from Branson, Mo. we found several little lunch places that were so interesting.

Louise, I'm sorry your DD is sick. She must get lots of germs from the little ones. That is nice that you and your husband help her with the clean up. One of my friends here was an aid at a kindergarten and she loved it. Said she spent a lot of time tying shoes.

Nina, your cards are very pretty.



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5/31/13 1:42 P

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Good Morning Jan and Patty and all who will follow.

Patty, I will pray you can get a new computer really fast. When you are able to get on again we want to hear all about your birthday!

Jan, Are you going somewhere on your 4 day vacation. I bet the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival is a lot of fun.

DD is sick on the last day of her vacation. She is going to sleep most of the day today. She has a workday tomorrow to get her room ready for the summer session. We are going to go and help her clean the room while she does paper work. I usually clean down all the toys. I miss teaching preschool but I do not think I could do it again five days a week full time. DH and I are going in her classroom on June 17th. I am going to read a story to the children and DH is going to do projects with them. Going in once in a while is enough time for me. I am getting too old to run after preschoolers!!!! They are great for us as it is a special treat for them for us coming in.

I am taking it easy today also. I think it is suppose to be 101 degrees today and sunny.

Yesterday--Did I drink my water? Yes
Did I move? No
Did I stick to my food plan? Yes

Everyone, please have a wonderful Friday! emoticon

GOD BLESS!
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5/31/13 12:15 P

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Morning Girls,
I may not be able to get back on here for a few days. This was the first time today that I could get online.

We need a new computer fast...
So, if I am not on here for a bit, do not worry. it is just Patty with computer problems...
Patty



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5/31/13 10:52 A

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Good morning everyone!

It looks like a good walking day here. Breakfast is cooking (oatmeal) and we'll head out after that.

Here we are in the last day of May and heading into June. Do you have anything special happening in June? We're planning on a 4 day vacation and also there's the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival - a big favorite in my family. I have to plan good for that one because I LOVE the rice pudding & fruit soup.

Patty, come tell us about your birthday.

Ann, DH gets frustrated because he's 3rd on the driving list so only gets called periodically and there are some months he has no work at all.

As Patty would say, how did you do yesterday?

water - yes

did you move - just around the house

did you stick to food plan - no, went over on calories

Jan

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