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I am thankful that my parents are still healthy!! And my brother is stopping in today to visit them.

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I am thankful that the move that I coordinated for my brother is going to be complete before the week is over. It will be great knowing he isn't sleeping on the floor any longer.

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12/31/12 9:20 A

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I am thankful for a day with Reagann today.

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12/30/12 2:57 P

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Kudos to your DD, Dianne! I'm glad your DD1 is home safe and sound, too.

I'm happy to have the two grandteens here to help me undecorate today. I hope to have it all done before Steve gets home from Mom's. I think we're going to have family here for a New Year's Eve game night tomorrow, so want it all cleared away, if possible.

Let the games begin!

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12/29/12 9:50 P

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OH--I am thankful that DD3 is such a great student--she has a 4.0 this semester. Given what tuition costs, she is getting her money's worth!

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I am thankful we got to visit with DD and SIL. They are not delayed on their way home and they both need a few days to catch up on their stuff.

I hope some extra sleep will help me fight off this cold...Hubby has it too--and DD2, I think.

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12/29/12 5:59 P

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As much as I love Christmas (it's my favorite time of the year), I'm thankful that it is behind us for the year. We were blessed to have all 7 of the kids and their families/spouses/significant others, my mom, Steve's Aunt Donna, and our BIL here to celebrate--and all the travelers made it safely to their destinations afterward. It was a busy, hectic time of preparation and I was pretty worn out, but I had a lot of help in the kitchen with both cooking and clean-up. Now I am enjoying the quietness of these last days of vacation.

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12/28/12 12:04 A

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I am SO thankful that my parents arrived safely today (or guess technically yesterday since it's after midnight!)....


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12/27/12 12:11 A

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Guess since it's after midnight, this can be for tomorrow -- but thought of this after I posted the last one...

I am SO thankful they're plowing our street right now!!! Especially after the amount of snow we had -- usually it takes DAYS til they pay attention to US! LOL.... emoticon


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12/26/12 11:59 P

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Isn't it WONDERFUL to have a "house-ful" again Dianne??!! I now know what my mom used to mean when she'd say she hated it after we all left (like for holidays etc) -- the house would be too quiet!! Yeah....

I am SO thankful that today we could stay INSIDE while it iced and stormed OUTSIDE!!! BRRRR...

And I'm thankful for my son playing the piano and sharing some of his music with us! emoticon


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12/26/12 2:09 P

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I am so thankful to have everyone home. SIL seems to be comfortable--reading papers about the storm, sharing photos from his laptop, making tea. DD1 is talking with her dad, the other 2 are playing video games and I am just chatting.

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12/25/12 11:56 P

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I'm so very thankful that today went very smoothly and a good time was had by all! Kids, dogs, flights without a hitch, etc etc!!!

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12/24/12 9:32 P

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I am thankful for 2 good helpers in the kitchen!! Had a great fruit salad and a great soup!!

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12/21/12 9:46 P

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I am thankful for a kick back kind of evening at home with my son -- while beautiful white snow is floating down outside and our Christmas tree lights are reflecting in our window...

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I am so thankful that we have cell phones so my DDs can call me and let me know what is going on. I have also heard from DD1--they are driving the outer banks so she can see that part of the country.

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12/20/12 2:53 P

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I am thankful my girls are not stuck in an airport but are still with my sister. And they are not driving back to NJ--praise God we made THAT decision right!!

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12/20/12 11:30 A

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I am thankful that I too finished my shopping yesterday (just had a couple of random gift cards I needed to pick up yet)....

And I'm thankful Dianne's girls are at least safe -- and CAN face the challenge of getting home TOGETHER -- am sure they feel better about that too!! Sorry that they're delayed though....

I am thankful that I did errands YESTERDAY -- instead of waiting til today (like I had considered doing) -- because right now it's POURING rain and it's cold and windy....!


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12/19/12 6:24 P

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I am thankful that my shopping is done, for gifts and for foods. I am worried about the traveling tomorrow BUT I am thankful my 2 DDs are together and will be able to face any issues as a team!

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12/19/12 11:21 A

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I am thankful that my teenage son was thoughtful enough --- and not TOO embarrassed --- to take his OLD mom to a movie for my birthday yesterday!! He took time out from all his "friend's demands" to spend time with me to make the day special -- esp. since DH had to sleep!


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How fun it will be to have the girls in the house again, Dianne.

I am thankful for my physical and mental health. I am thankful that dd1 called today, just to talk. I am thankful that I got to spend time shopping with dd2 today and that ds and a friend are comfortable watching a football game right in the other room.
I am thankful that there are only five days left until Christmas vacation! emoticon

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12/16/12 8:27 P

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I am blessed that hubby got home on Saturday and my girls will be arriving soon!!

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12/14/12 6:07 P

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I am SO blessed that tomorrow Luke will come home for Christmas -- and be home for a LONG time -- til the end of January!!! WOO HOO!!!!!


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While I am unhappy that hubby has to go away for work, I am happy he has a job and I have lots going on tomorrow so won't miss him too much--at least, I will miss my Bill like Carol misses hers.

And I have 2 DDs home next Thursday night!!

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How sweet Dianne!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mom from me too!! emoticon emoticon

I too, am grateful that I still have both my parents -- 77 "years young" as Dianne put it! And they're both in relatively good health!!

I am also extremely grateful EVERY day that my DH has a "real job" again!!! SUCH a relief to know we have a regular paycheck coming in -- esp. with MY hours being down SO much right now!!


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Today my mom is 76 years young. She has had 2 knee replacements, issues with her kidneys due to medication she was given and had breast cancer in 1995. She has also raised 5 kids, cared for her own parents till they passed away before she was 29 (she was a surprise baby!) and still plays for church, weddings, funerals, etc---for over 60 years....

Happy birthday, Mom!

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12/9/12 8:36 P

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I am thankful that I got to talk to all 3 DDs today--and my "baby sister". Things are good.

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Today I am sitting here being extremely thankful for the roof over our heads -- literally! It has been rainy, gloomy and cool to cold the past 4-5 days... But I am blessed with a cozy house -- with lights to break up the gloominess, with warmth to embrace us and a roof to keep us dry!!


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I am very thankful that our son was able to get in for an EEG yesterday. Even the technician was surprised that he got the test so quickly. Now we have to wait until the 18th for the doctor to read the test.

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What a blessing, Dianne!

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Last night I spent several hours in the company of a group of women whose kids went to the same school. It wasn't till their senior year that we started to "hang" together. Since June of 2008, we have gotten together at various restaurants with BYOB policies and had dinner. WE have had 3 Christmas parties at one gal's house. The blessing--being with women who are about the same age, similar experiences yet different view points so we can share and talk and challenge and love. We've seen one woman through breast cancer, another through her son's "shotgun" marriage and birth of a beautiful granddaughter, followed by a rather not-nice divorce, and now the aftermath of the storm for several ladies. Some of the kids have graduated, some are close to graduating. Some have jobs and some are doing internships. It is a wonderful group.

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Today, I have another reason for being grateful that my children have chosen to remain in our area and raise their families here. We were able to go to DS1's home and help with a traumatic situation when our son had some kind of seizure and our poor DIL didn't know what to do. He rode in an ambulance to E.R, had lots of test run (all came back clear), and is now home resting. I would be beside myself (and so would our DIL) if they lived far away.

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Today I was blessed with time with my daughter!! WOO HOO!!!! emoticon What a gift that was!


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I'm thankful that I have gotten so far in my weight loss/healthy body journey in the last 2 years--and I am trying to pass that blessing on to others!

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12/2/12 9:49 P

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I'm thankful the rain stopped for the afternoon and that I found a really nice Christmas CD with assorted artists. I've been putting out more decorations today while listening to it. Johnny Mathis singing, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" -- so smooth~

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I'm thankful for having a day to just be able to kick back and enjoy football with my hubby! Rare when teams we care about are broadcast -- or that we can actually SIT then and enjoy!! But today it HAS worked out that way! Perfect day too -- it's raining outside -- so it's "cozy"!


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I'm thankful that the pink eye scourge seems to have passed us by. Jasmine is clear and her two sisters are back in school today.

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I'm thankful that two of the 3 daughters called and talked to me today. I'm thankful that I have a nice warm house!! I'm thankful that I got to teach with one of my good friends--we just "think alike" so teaching with her is EASY.

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I am thankful for the sunshine AND for the gym that I will visit tomorrow! I am going to do cardio AND a class.

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I am thankful the chance to reconnect with an old friend from college. I am thankful for a wonderful husband and 3 dear daughters. I am thankful for a warm home, an abundance of food, for clothing (in more than one size), for my church family, and for my many Spark friends.

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I am happy that:
*I've filled one of my sock orders already
*I found that I have more yarn in the color I need for another order (don't have to go buy it)
*My kids are helping with the cooking for Thanksgiving (even have a dgd making some pies!)
*Steve has been using his tractor to clean up around the property
*He has also borrowed a trailer to haul off some old scrap metal to the salvage place for $.
*We are getting all of his paperwork done for the transition into retirement.
*My mother is looking forward to her new house and is happy with the upgrades so far.
*My children all have work they enjoy.



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I'm thankful for a nice weekend, a decent amount of sales at the Craft show, a nice visit with Mom and the opportunity to attend the church of my favorite pastor. Also grateful for a safe trip home, firewood ready, and a happy dog.

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I am thankful that we had enough people for the church choir to sing today. And hubby and I have been asked to do a duet for 12/2--we will NOT have enough for choir that day. I love to sing but don't get asked very often (and yes, I do sound good! LOL).

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I am thankful that my girls have surrounded themselves with good kids--good people. I taught them long ago that they are, right or wrong, judged by the friends they keep--and they keep good friends! They will reach out and help others that are being bullied, etc--but if people keep making bad choices, over and over, my kids will say "not me" and move on.

I'm reminded of this when visiting college roomie of DD1--she is a "good people".

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I am very blessed indeed, Betsy. I hope you'll have your grands close by too, because you're going to be a wonderful grandmother!

I made a nice breakfast for my veteran this morning and thought how very grateful I am that he came out of Viet Nam with minimal "baggage." He won't talk about that time and won't watch war movies, except for WWII documentaries--nothing serious from Korea or later. He has always told the kids that war is not entertainment and no one should have to see it unless it's absolutely necessary.

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Terri, you are so lucky to have all those grands so close to you! I hope that whenever that time comes we are not too far apart so we cna be a regular part of their lives.

I am grateful for the freedoms that I have living in this country and that my DH, an Air Force Veteran, has passed along patriotism to our children AND his first graders.

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I'm thankful for another day with a pile of grands here. We had some from all three families, so the cousins were having a ball. Sometimes, when it's just siblings here, there will be bickering; however, when you mix in a few cousins, that goes away.

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Congrats, Betsy on the potty training!! I still think I did it the easiest way possible--drove cross country with the 3 girls. We stopped every 2 hours (for my sanity) and EVERYONE went to the bathroom (I have two that think they are camels and didn't have to go--wrong, go try) and the "baby" wore the same diaper for 3 days--never got wet. AND she wouldn't go back to a diaper!

I am thankful I don't have to DO potty training any more!!

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Only a true lover of Christmas would be thakful for frost for the purpose of decorating outdoors, that is too funny, Cathy!

Dianne, I am sorry that it hurt to get the stitches out but I hope you are able to get it over with today.

I am thankful that there is a restaurant dinner planned for the ladies I see periodically so I do not have to cook tonight.
I am also thankful that I managed our flex benefits properly and the check for the full amount came in the mail today. ( I used to go month by month but this time I did the whole year.)
There are lots of things that I am thankful for, especially the gift of life. I am not going to go on with my usual list of 10 as it is time for me to get Ava up from her nap. Oh, I must include one more...I am thankful that I have COMPLETELY potty trained Ava Rae!

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Terri, if you don't use it you do lose it, but it is possible to get it back.
I am thankful for a sunny weekend with a bit of a warm up---and for the frost that finally did my flowers in so that I can get the yard ready for Christmas decorations.

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I am thankful for the warm house and the MELTING snow. Now off to see if I am thankful for stitches coming out (I know it is going to hurt during the process--he's taken out a couple and it HURT0.

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Glad your girlfriends are okay, Dianne.
Yes Cathy, she got the job for the rest of the school year.

Yes, I AM thankful that I'm not in school this semester; however, I did get online to the Supersite to study some of my old assignments. I've already forgotten a lot :(


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I am thankful that the moms I have dinner with regularly are all fine. One house did get a bit wet but the carpet is out and that is getting as fixed as it can with no power. The others all have power and have "checked in".

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Terri, did she get hired full time for that long term job? Bet you are glad you are not going to school so you can watch Jasmine.
I am thankful that this day is almost over here at school---if I don't kill a few girls!

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I'm thankful that this political season is over and that some of the propositions went the way I voted.

I'm thankful that DD1 now has a full-time job and that we'll be keeping 4 yo Jasmine every day for the rest of the school year.

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I am thankful that my mom is home and mobile again---and very thankful that I can go to water aerobics tonight---I need that water exercise today.

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I hope he finds something that he likes enough to stick with, Betsy.

I am thankful that this campaign is over. I anticipate the results with fear and trembling, but know that God is sovereign and in control.

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I am thankful that all of my children take voting seriously as well.

I am thankful that DS dropped off a job application at the city Parks & Rec. Dept. It is only part time but it is a JOB and he needs one. He applied to be a basketball referee at the elementary schools. He is good with sports and kids so that would be great.

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I'm thankful that we will be able to drop off the kids' absentee ballots tomorrow, when we go over to the county seat. I'm also thankful that all of them were distressed at the thought of not voting.

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I did some of my "thankfuls" the other day but--I am thankful for the power that I shouldn't be so dependent on--but I am.

I am thankful for the Higher Power who watched over me and many others.

I am thankful that friends are slowly but surely letting me know that they are okay--still worried about several but I'll hear when they get power.

I am thankful that my Spark friends missed me and kept me covered in prayer!

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My Bad thought the election was on the 5th not the 6th, silly me, either way I am still wishing it to be done and over with too. Funny how its affect is so outreaching to other countries, if it were an election up here, no one would hear about it LOL

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Wishful thinking on the election, Lindie, it is on Tuesday---and then we have to hear them rehash it for at least a day if not more if close! But I am extremely thankful that it is almost over!

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I am thankful that my Spark friends weathered the storm and we know they are safe.

I am thankful for a stocked kitchen after grocery shopping today.

I am thankful that it is Sunday so it is a night for DH to cook :) ( Roast chicken)

I am thankful that even though it is vey very slow , I am seeing/feeling progress in my right shoulder.

I am thankful for power! ( Dishwasher, washer and dryer running right now.)

I am thankful that we have a free large pizza coming to us because our order was wrong last night.

I am thankful for my cell phone that makes it so much easier to communicate with my children no matter where they are.

I am thankful that a friend of DS who is in the National Guard made it home safely from Germany.

I am thankful for a 25 hour day!

I am thankful that I had the freedom to worship at the place of my choice followed by a day off even if it is filled with chores. I am sure there are TONS of people on the east coast who would trade places with me in a heartbeat.

I am thankful that Cathy directed us to post here because sometimes I forget to do it.

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I am thankful that the election is tomorrow and all the nonsense with the commercials will be long gone. I am thankful that I can watch my fav tv show without being interrupted with those commercials - MOST of all I am thankful that the relief effort for the upper states are going well.

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Not odd to me, Terri---I miss all of you when you are busy and don't get here.
I am thankful for my oldest son coming over to replace one side of our roof today and that the middle one did come to help eventually. Now I should be okay if we get that rain midweek.

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I was blessed to catch up with the chat this morning and see our friend Mare had posted! It may seem odd, but I really do miss my friends on this team when we don't hear from them for a while.

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Thankful that we did well on our sale today and thankful that DD now has a long-term subbing job; however, now our skirts are depleted and we have another sale coming in two weeks! I hope she finds some time to put more skirts & hats together!

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I am thankful my girls were safe in their various places and I didn't have to worry about them.

I am thankful hubby was home (THIS TIME).

I am thankful we had no damage -- just lots of sticks to pick up after the storm.

I am thankful we got power back after just 4 days.

I am thankful we made it!!

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nothing wrong with an early Christmas present, Cathy.

I'm grateful for a nicely-stocked pantry and freezer. Got our Thanksgiving turkey and plan to practice making some pies. I have a pie crust deficiency...


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I am thankful that it is Friday and we have a 4 day weekend---but no computer---sigh---seriously thinking of going shopping for one.

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Thankful not to have to do my grocery shopping in the rain!

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Good to hear from you and glad you are getting the insurance issues straightened out---know that makes you feel better about that.
Thankful to see November!

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Good morning, sorry I have been away. I am still hobbling around with this boot. my baby b-day was the 30th so i spent it with her, and she was happy. and just going back and forth with my car insurance and health insurance on who is going to pay for the mri I need since the ortho says i should be walking better without the brace. so finally the car insurance told me i could get it through them.

Terri, you do have a good husband to clean your floors.

Glad that you all are safe and all your family members too.




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Thankful to have heard from most of my spark friends after the storm.

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Thankful to be back at work and on a normal computer!

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I am thankful that my banana-applesauce muffins turned out. I combined two recipes to make them for breakfast this morning.

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I amthankful for not losing power. Also for no school for two days. Also a two hour delay for tomorrow

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No worries about jealousy for floor scrubbers here, Terri. We don't even own a mop as my DH prefers to clean the floors on his knees and he is the one who does them. He now gets help from the kids but I have not had to do that job. I guess my blessing 1 is a wonderful husband who cleans and doesn't complain about it.

I am TRULY blessed that my daughter got out of Manhattan in the nick of time and out of PA before they closed a lot of the roads that they drove on to get home.

I am blessed that I have a job that allows me to stay home so I don't have to face the elements when the weather is bad.

I am blessed to be on this team that truly cares about one another.

I am blesssed to have a wonderful physical therapist that I get to see tonight.

Today DH Jay and I will be blessed with a new Little Sister named Sydney who is excited to share activities with us. I can't wait to meet her after the PT appointment.

I am blessed that the Halloween candy is almost gone so it will no longer tempt me as I try to finish losing 10 pounds by Thanksgiving in my challenge with Dianne.

I am blessed with knowing my daughter's college roommate is comfortable enough to stay here and feels like we are family. She will be here tonight after grad class. I will get to hear about the New York trip and the four Broadway shows they saw.

I am blessed with parents of day care chiodren who have complete faith in my ability to nurture and educate their children. One of them called me and bragged about how well her son did on the 4K screening and thanked me for making it happen :)

I saw a commercial with a double arm amputee and that reminded me that even if I feel pain in my arm/shoulder and it doesn't move as well as I want it to, I still HAVE both my arms and for that I am grateful.





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