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I am so glad it's Friday! I never thought I would feel this way after working. My son and I tried running last night. Both of us were beat so we didn't do well. At least I wasn't alone! emoticon We're going to try again today, but we will do it before dinner instead of after dinner and see if that makes any difference. Tomorrow is going to be a total rest day for me. No exercise or standing too long. My legs will thank me I'm sure!

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8/25/16 11:12 A

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I think any new job is exhausting in the beginning.

I stayed home today from aerobics class and did some line dancing at home. Right now the jostling of aerobics is too much for my intestines. I messaged the gastroenterologist on Tuesday to try to get in to see her sooner. I have been wait listed for a cancellation. I think it will be a while before I can get this resolved even after I get into see the doctor.

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Yesterday was a little better. I am just tired! We had another humid and warm today yesterday also. Good thing I didn't turn the A/C off. This morning is much cooler.

I came home yesterday, ate my dinner and fell asleep on the couch. Today my son wants to go for a run after dinner. That we will have to see. I will at least walk.



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8/24/16 7:25 A

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I find standing very difficult too. I hope it gets better with time.

I went to the eye doctor yesterday. It was a routine check up. Everything looks good. It's nice to walk out of a doctor's office and not having something show up wrong.

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8/24/16 7:16 A

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Kay-I hope you can get in sooner to see your Dr.

Yesterday was interesting. The job is fine, but I'm not sure if I will be able to keep it. I can run 5 miles, do long bike rides, do outdoor work, but standing in one place just about killed me. My hips and lower back hurt so bad. Plus my legs and feet. My legs throbbed last night so I had a hard time sleeping. I'm hoping it gets better and I'm able to move around more.

We had a lot of rain again last night. That should be it for most of the week. At least till the weekend. (Which isn't that far off)



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8/23/16 5:39 P

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Becky, that's funny how you ended up getting another day before you stated working. I'm hoping the new job is going well for you.

Gumdoc, I hope you can get accomplished what you want before surgery.

I wrote an email to my new GI doc pleading to move up my appointment.I'll probably hear back from her office tomorrow.

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8/23/16 6:56 A

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I had an additional day to enjoy yesterday. My background check hadn't come thru so I couldn't start. Everything is done now so today will be my 1st day. It's also going to be a hot day. Then the storms will arrive and cool things back down again.

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8/22/16 6:47 A

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Kay-I hope you feel better soon.

It was a perfect weekend. It felt like fall. Not that I'm ready for that. It was just a good change. It wouldn't be bad if it we didn't always have the humidity. This week looks to be nice also.

Today I start my new job. I'm looking forward to it except for the fact I wish I had 1 more day off to get more things done.

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8/21/16 4:32 P

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Kay, Sorry about your Crohn's being so difficult to deal with. I sure hope your new GI doc has some tricks up their sleeve for you.

I am having another surgery on 01SEP16 so feeling tremendous pressure to get a lot done in order to be off work for 6 wks...at the office right now.

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Our weekend is cooler here too. We continue to have daily showers, but they haven't caused any problems. Just made my life easier since I don't have to water the plants.

I've still dragging along with Crohn's issues. I have good times and bad with it....often in the same day. This is getting old. I don't see my new GI doc for 23 more days. Ugh.

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emoticon What a beautiful morning! It was great sleeping last night with the windows open. A high of 71 today and sunny. We have a lot to do outside today. We were going to go to a parade but because of the wet weather we've had, we havent been able to get things done so we're skipping the parade this year. Plus I will be going out for a run this morning! emoticon

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8/20/16 7:52 A

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We also have rain today. Unfortunately we've had way too much rain. The ground is saturated. The sun is suppose to shine tomorrow with highs in the 70's. Hopefully it will dry out enough to be able to mow the lawn.



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8/19/16 2:06 P

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Nice, Becky, that job sounds perfect in terms of hours etc. I would imagine that it would be relatively stress-free after the initial learning period. I'm happy for you.

More rain here again to day and for the entire weekend. I really don't mind rain in the summer. It's so good for the plants and for napping.

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8/19/16 7:12 A

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It's finally Friday!

We had storms over night and we are suppose to have them off and on thru today. We are going shopping today for my son. He got an internship at Mayo Clinic and needs clothes. That'll be an interesting trip.

Monday I start working at the food service at our University. I will be cashiering. Hours are perfect. 10:15 to 3:15 mon-fri plus when the students are off I will be off.

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8/18/16 1:34 P

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Happy Thursday! We are getting a lot of rain here today in Tennessee. It's great for the plants. I don't have to water today and that makes me happy.
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Gumdoc, I'm sorry to hear that your surgery will be more extensive than what you originally thought it would be, but I'm sure the PS thinks the results will be better this way. Wishing you the best.

I'm still sort of limping along with my Crohn's issues. I have times when I feel okay then other times when I can't leave the house. It feels so unpredictable and out of control. I am so looking forward to my GI doc appointment on Sept. 14!

In the meantime, I have pretty much loss my voice due to a side effect of the corticosteroids I inhale for asthma. It's a common side effect of the medication, but my case has gotten pretty unbearable. I saw my PCP this morning and she recommended a scope of my vocal chords. Amazingly, I was able to get an appointment for this coming Monday at the Vanderbilt "voice clinic". I feel like with this medication, I have a choice between being able to breathe or being able to talk. I pick breathing every time! I've tried about 4 different medications over the years and they all tend to do the same thing. It's frustrating, but in the grand scheme of things not nearly as significant as cancer. For that, I am grateful.

Wishing everyone a good day.

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Good Morning!

I did not choose reconstruction at first. At the time I was dealing with other medical issues. My body was a mess. I had scars from my mastectomies plus I had 2 big scars on my stomach plus 2 hernias that were a result of a surgery gone bad. I did a lot of crying. What made me change my mind was the fact that clothes didn't fit properly. I chose not to have the extra procedure for nipples. It's funny cuz I don't really have to wear a bra. They don't bounce around when I run. They always sit in the same spot! I have learned to laugh about it after everything I went thru.

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Here supporting your journey. I had my simple mastectomy November 5th, 2015. Saw the oncologist yesterday. I am 9 months cancer-free. I chose not to have the reconstruction, but I understand why you did chose it. I too have just moved into a new home. Stressful life having to deal with all this at once. Hope you ALL have a great day.

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Greetings all -

Meant to mention after I met with the oncologist, I met with the plastic surgeon to plan the next step in my reconstruction journey. I have already had 2 surgeries for reconstruction with more planned. He informed me we have to do something more involved than I was expecting - TDAP - it will mean 6 wks off work.

This is less involved than the DIEP I had last June but still more than I was expecting now.

I am scheduled for 01SEP16. While looking forward to getting it done, not looking forward to the aftermath. I know it will be fine because I have already been through so much worse. Just disappointed.

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8/14/16 8:17 A

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Another beautiful day ahead! Enjoy these last weeks of summer!

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We have had more than enough rain! Even though the last few days haven't been washouts, when it does rain, it just pours. We've had flooding all around us. Many places have seen 8 plus inches. Luckily the rest of the weekend should be dry and it should be less humid. We have no big plans for the weekend. Summer is winding down. Students are starting to return to the University so our quiet little city won't be so quiet any more.

Have a great weekend!

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Becky, it makes a huge difference for me to have the the room cool at night. I've been running the AC at night too. In the daytime, we barely need it, but I wake up in a sweat without it at night.

I'm feeling better and better each day from that nasty Crohn's flare I had a few weeks ago. I'm almost back to 100% on the foods I can eat and my energy levels. I am very happy about that.

Have a great weekend.

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The heat is here! I slept much better last night with the A/C on. Today I'm feeling so much better.



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Kay-I'm glad you are feeling better.

Today I am tired. I should've probably turned the A/C on last night cuz it was warm and I tossed and turned. It will be on this afternoon for sure cuz it's suppose to start heating up again. I've got to go out birthday shopping for my son. I'm planning on doing that after my run.

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Gumdoc, I'm glad to hear the oncologist didn't see cancer on your scan. Back pain is scary for us breast cancer survivors due to the thought of mets in the spine. I had a good friend that is also a survivor that went through a really tough time with that when she was a couple years out from breast cancer. It scared her immensely so you are not alone on your reaction to the pain. She's 9 years out cancer free and going strong now.

Becky, I'm impressed that you got everything done with a pounding headache.

My life is getting back to normal after my last bout with Crohn's. I feel like I'm at about 60% of my normal self right now, but everything is pointing in a positive direction.

Today, I'm going line dancing. I have found that the movement in line dancing really helps with my intestinal pain. I have a friend that wants me to try hula dancing classes. At first, I was thinking that hula is probably not my thing, but then I realized that the movement might be even better than line dancing for me. There's a class tomorrow that I might try.

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I accomplished everything I wanted this weekend despite having a pounding headache yesterday. It finally went away last night so I could go and watch my son play softball. Plans today are to run and then go and clean my moms house.

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8/7/16 6:56 P

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I am feeling some relief.

Had the big CT and oncology appointment to check out my back pain. Frustrating appointment as oncologist was not at ALL concerned about my back pain. But he did say he could not find anything cancer related.

I have difficulty trusting as the Drs failed to diagnose me for several years. I think they don't always hear me.

But am starting to relax a little bit. At least there was nothing OBVIOUS or they would have found it.

Moving on to getting some things done.

Back pain is about a 3 out of 10 so the pain is not the problem. The problem is the worry about the pain that I am sure is related to cancer.

Need to continue to focus on getting some things done and letting some of this worry go.

Extremely hard.

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Becky, I hope you were able to get all the things done that you needed to on Friday. You had a lot on your plate.

I feel like I'm gradually recovering from the Crohn's flair that I had over the past month. Last night, I was able to eat some mixed nuts and I survived! I have had very limited food choices lately, mostly eggs, chicken, rice and broth. Anything else put me into a lot of pain. It's nice to be able to expand my food choices.

I think if I hadn't been dealing with these issues for a long time that I would have been concerned it was cancer coming back. I'm 99% sure it is not cancer that is causing the pain, but I will find out for sure next month when I go to the GI doc.

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Have a great day!

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Kay-we have something similar but on a smaller scale. It's called the 50 mile garage sale. It just goes thru WI and MN around here. There are a ton of people that go to this. I can't imagine the one by you. Ours happens in May.

Yesterday was a beautiful day and this morning it's cool. (Not complaining). High should be around 81 degrees. I would like to go for a run this morning, but there is so much going on. My son is in a softball tournament today, his girlfriend is decorating her friends wedding cake at the house so I need to be around if she needs something. Plus my moms garage door opener broke yesterday so I have to check with her to see if she needs to go anywhere today. Everything should quiet down by this afternoon.

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Wow, that's a lot of rain! I'm glad you got it since you needed it.

I'm feeling much better today than I have for a while. I was actually able to go to Knoxville (about an hour's drive away) with hubby for a doctor's appointment for him and get some shopping done at Costco. I'm hoping this Crohn's flair that I've been dealing with the past few weeks is on it's last legs. I'm really careful about what I eat to try to get things back under control. Since my doctor's appointment with my new GI doc is not for another month, I have decided to use my time wisely and keep a food and symptom log to show the doc. I found a super app on Google Play to help me do that. It's specifically designed for people with Crohn's and colitis in mind. It tracks food, medications, supplements, exercise, and a host of symptoms. I'm very happy I found it. It will make tracking so much easier for me.

We are in the midst of the "Route 127 garage sale" in our town this weekend. 127 goes right through the middle of our tiny town. I avoid it like the plague! If you have never heard of it, it's really something. It goes along Route 127 from Alabama to Michigan and is always the first weekend in August.

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We got our rain yesterday! Roughly around 3 inches. We needed it really bad. The humidity is gone and the temps are going to be in the 70's.

The whole weekend should be nice!

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I'm hoping for rain later today. Yesterday was very steamy. I'm tired of the humidity. It zaps the energy out of you.

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Gumdoc, we have camped at Land Between the Lakes close to Paris. It's a nice area. My parents retired to Crossville so that had a lot to do with our decision to move to Crossville. In fact, I can see their house from my back door. My dad has died since then and my mom has moved into assisted living 30 minutes away. I'm the only child living close by, so my mom is delighted that we decided to move here.

Yesterday was pretty much a bust. Our aerobics class was cancelled and my Crohn's disease decided to give me fits so I ended up spending the day lying around on the couch and in bed. I doubt I even got 3,000 steps in for the entire day. I'm not feeling so exhausted this morning, but I can tell it's not looking like it will be a stellar day either. This issue has a habit of coming and going pretty quickly, so there's a still chance that today could turn out to be a good one.

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We will be close to Paris Tennessee. Both my parents are from there.

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Woke up this morning to a nice drizzle of rain. I don't think there will be much, but I'm hoping it's enough so I don't have to water my flowerbeds.

Gumdoc, do you know where in Tennessee you plan to retire? We moved to Crossville TN after my husband retired three years ago. Before that, we lived in a suburb of Chicago.

You are right about the timing of recurrences depending on the type of breast cancer. Triple negative starts out as a really scary diagnosis, but becomes a good thing for those that don't relapse by their 5th anniversary. It seems that the faster cancer comes back, the more aggressive it is. I don't like how the American Cancer Society only shows statistics for the first 5 years after diagnosis. It catches recurrences for triple negative and the other breast cancers that were agressive, but it doesn't really tell the whole story. I find that misleading.

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Kay-I too would want 1 more opinion just to be sure.

We're still waiting for that rain! So far according to radar, there isn't any coming our way.

I had a really good day yesterday. I had so much energy. I accomplished a lot. It was a very warm day, but I managed to keep the A/C off until after dinner. Why can't I feel like that all of the time! Today I'm a bit tired, but I'm going to keep going. I may need a nap this afternoon.

Have a nice day!

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Well I did get into my office. After waiting for 2 hrs, I was not as motivated to get things done as when I got there...did get some things done though. Went home at 6:30 pm to enjoy things at home instead of staying longer.

SimpleLife4Real - I see you are in Tennessee. Husband and I are going to retire there. We can't wait. Such a peaceful, beautiful place we have waiting for us. Congrats on your anniversary. Such great news. I am ER+ PR+ and HER-. From what I know, we are more likely to recur AFTER 5 yrs than before. I am getting my CT this Friday for back pain. Hoping for good news....

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Hi everyone!

Today is my three year cancerversary! That's a big deal in the triple negative world because the vast majority of recurrences happen before the three year mark. I was so convinced that I was "goner" in the beginning, now, I'm thrilled to be here and still NED. I have two more years to go. After 5 years, recurrences are almost unheard of with triple negative. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Gumdoc, I hope they unlocked your door!

We had a wierd week last week. I had a gyn appointment in Nashville, TN on Tuesday that went smoothly. After that, we drove to directly to Cleveland, Ohio for an appointment with a heart doctor for my husband on Thursday. Vanderbilt had previously told him that he needed bypass surgery. However, when we sent his records to the Cleveland Clinic, they said he didn't need bypass surgery. To double check, he had another cardiac cath in Cleveland on Friday and they told him he didn't even need more stents! Strange....

Hubby seems to believe the Cleveland Clinic because they are renowned when it comes to cardiac care.

I'm not so sure, but it's his body so he gets to decide! I think I might want a third opinion since the first two were pretty much opposite of each other.

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Gumdoctor-I hope you were able to get in.

We have another chance for storms tonight and tomorrow. We shall see.

Yesterday was a beautiful day, but I didn't accomplish much. I'm hoping to make up for it today.

Have a nice Monday!

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Becky Anne -

We are getting your rain RIGHT now. Wish I could share it with you!

I am frustrated but keeping it under control. I have several serious deadlines to meet and someone locked my office door for which I have no key.

Military hospital is supposed to be sending over someone to open the door but I am here now over an hour waiting.

Must stay calm and keep my stress under control. Right???

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Again the showers missed us yesterday. We could use a nice rainfall.

Another sunny day today. Low 80's. Hopefully there will be enough of a breeze so I don't have to turn the A/C on.

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emoticon It was suppose to be cooler yesterday, which it was, but it was still humid. The house was so warm and stuffy that I had to turn he A/C on. Maybe we won't get relief.

Today I'm heading to the Farmers Market. I always love going this time of year and seeing what they have.


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Yesterday ended up being a very gloomy day. We had on and often very light showers. Almost a heavy mist. At least it cooled things down. We should see sunshine some time today.

Have a nice Friday!

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We had so many chances for rain yesterday and we didn't get any except for a small amount over night. We needed the rain. Now its not suppose to rain the rest of the week. Luckily its suppose to be cooler. Maybe we can give the A/C a little break.

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It's a beautiful morning! I'm finally able to open the door and let fresh air in. It won't last but it feels good. Yesterday turned out to be a pretty decent day. My stomach continued to feel better and I was able to go for a run and mow my moms lawn. I'm going out for another run this morning and then I'm hoping to get out and work in the yard for a bit.



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emoticon Woke up over night feeling sick to my stomach. I had a bad stomach ache and headache. We ate at Culvers and I think I ate something that wasn't good. It came on so fast and I haven't been around anyone who's been sick. My stomach is still bothering me this morning. I'm hoping it doesn't last too long.

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Kay-I had an obstruction and they are no picnic. Mine were extremely painful to a point where I could've killed myself to get rid of the pain. I didn't know that's what I had until I finally went to the dr. I had surgery the following day and felt so much better. I hope things work out for you so that you can be your DH's driver.

I'm getting tired of the humidity already. It's suppose to get better this week. Not sure when it's suppose to happen though. We had a lot of rain yesterday. There were flood warnings out all around us. Luckily we didn't see any more rain last night so things can start to dry out.

Have a nice day!

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GumDoc, I'm glad you could laugh about that. I once got sprayed by a tiger at a zoo and I wasn't trying to get near it. I was just walking by the cage. I had the same reaction as you. I figure that caged animals are only trying to protect themselves. I actually felt really bad for the tiger.

I've been pretty sick the past week with a partial small bowel obstruction. I have Crohn's disease so I think it's the root cause of the problem, not cancer. I just happen to have a gyn appointment next Tuesday at Vanderbilt with a new doctor. I really need to see a GI doc, but my GI doc left Vanderbilt and I haven't gotten connected up with a new one yet. I'm hoping the gyn doc can fast track me getting connected up with a new GI doc. The pain last week had me completely bedridden. I've been much better the last 48 hours, but I can tell I'm not completely out of the woods with this.

To complicate matters, my husband is scheduled for a heart stent on Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. We planned on me being his driver. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that we can get that taken care of for him.

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Gum doctor-I'm glad you could laugh at that. I've know a few people that have been spit on.

Today the heat arrives. So far though, no rain as forecasted. Our A/C will get a workout!

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Went to private birthday party at a public place that had small number of animals in a private zoo. Wanted to pet the llama so started talking to him. He looked at me as if I were crazy...you REALLY think you are going to pet me lady???

He then spit stomach contents all over me, my glasses, my hair, my clothes....

I have never laughed so hard in my life!!!

I did get to pet him too! Haha!

I did not know llamas spit like camels but now I know.

I am feeling pretty great that I handled this so well and laughed my way through it emoticon

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I got a lot of work done yesterday. It was a very good day!

This morning I'm going for a run and then hopefully out to pull weeds in my flower garden. It's suppose to be hot today so we'll see how it goes. We've got storms in the forecast for later. Along with excessive heat advisories, we now have flash flood watches out for tonight and tomorrow. The Mississippi River is already rising and our levee road is now closed. This doesn't happen often. Typically we get high water in the Spring after the Snow melt. This summer has been anything but typical!

Have a wonderful day!

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Yesterday did not go as planned! Today is going to be my cleaning day. I'm a bit cranky this morning because of the lack of things getting done around here. The heat has returned! When I walked out of the house yesterday morning, I was surprised at how humid it was. It was a very warm day which meant keeping the A/C on. I guess I should get used to it cuz it's going to be on all week.

Have a great day!

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Storms this morning equalled very restless dogs and me! Now I'm tired! The rest of the day should be fine, but I'm thinking a nap will be in order this afternoon.

I went to the Farmers Market yesterday and picked up a few goodies. This summer is flying by. It's already sweet corn season. Before long, there will squash and pumpkins!

Today I need to clean my house! We're going to grill for dinner tonight and then it's off to my son's softball game.

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