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7/1/16 7:29 A

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Mr. Bond is fun. And it makes science real to them. Why do you think I spend my summers with science for Brenna? It involves math, and reading to get the combination for an experiment to succeed. Next week we see Tennessee Wildlife from Reelfoot lake. I'm looking forward to that as they teach different ways to identify harmless snakes. It's illegal to kill a snake here, but it's nice to be able to identify the ones I have no need to panic over. Yesterday we saw the DARE office and she talked about gun safety. That's a big deal here as we have so many hunters, you never know when a kid will encounter a firearm. I want Brenna to know what to do. Anyway last year it was a stranger danger and internet safety talk she gave. The officer remembered Brenna from last year's discussion and was impressed that she was looking up and taking in her surroundings. She pointed it out yesterday and told the group that, "This behavior keeps you safe. If something happens you can describe the bad guys to the police. Sometimes a person looking up like this keeps the bad guys from doing something in the first place because they know someone has seen them," and she gave bug a fist bump for practicing being aware of your surroundings.

Seems we both had a good day yesterday with coupons. I changed pharmacies. I was asked why I changed and I told him. Apparently they are gaining a good bit of business for similar reasons. Anyway I can tell you I liked the tech as she found me a coupon for my inhaler that I never knew existed so I got it for free and she saved be $55. She, the tech double checked the epi-pen color, 60+ lbs dose is yellow less than 60 lbs is green.The price is the same, period. Epi-pens have gone up. So I was expecting a LARGE bill for it. When it rang up $518 after the manufacturers discount, the tech and the pharmacist both almost died. I expected it and told them it's okay I knew this, we have a flex card to cover it. So because the bill was so high, he gave me a $25 gift card for my next visit. They were so nice and very professional.

On Epi-Pen color, parents are getting epi-pen juniors for kids because they think it has to do with age and it doesn't. It goes by weight. Apparently they need to have a talk with their doctor.





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6/30/16 11:55 P

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Thanks for the big DVD cover! Since I'm a visual processor, I'll remember her leaping image. emoticon emoticon (sort of a cross there)

I checked out the link, and especially liked the static electricity with the boy with his hair standing on end. And it's cool how engaged the kids look.

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And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/30/16 7:15 A

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Good Morning!

Wow! you really used your time wisely in the dealership.

Fit Firm and Fired Up is the first DVD Coach Nicole produced. That is the cover of her boot Camp. I never bought that one, but I did buy Cardio Blast. She also has a body sculpting video. It does a lot of interval training. This is the one I like best

I've talked to my FIL and he changed pharmacies for a similar reason. He's on medicare and they refuse to order the strips that medicare will pay for. I'm just always nervous when i'm making a change like this, but I have a feeling I'll be happy when I do leave. I did talk to the pharmacist at Fred's and he seems nice.

Brenna had a hoot yesterday. She got to shoot me with ping pong balls to demonstrate how kintetic energy works. Mr. Bond had a leaf blower modified with PVC pipe.

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6/29/16 3:17 P

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I've been hear at the dealers about 3 hours now, and will start packing up soon, back into my wheeled case. I've done some Sparking, worked on my parts journal project (what I call my PJs), my tarot transcription--which often takes me days or even weeks after the actual reading, reading for pleasure, adding to my planning journal, snacking, and just now transferring notes on movies I jot when I walk by the rack of new rentals as I leave Safeway. Of the 6 I had written from the last 2 grocery visits, 5 were are my library: the shortest wait is 497 on 45 Years, the longest 1534 on Joy; I've moved up to spot on the last Star Wars movie...though come to think of it, I'm not sure I ever saw episode III! I should check that out, too.
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I was pasting the above report that I wrote first on another team, then came back and read your long post. emoticon It's hard to believe a pharmacy would act like it's no big deal to make mistakes with medication! You are so right to try somebody else; I hope they will prove to have more care and integrity and respect for their customers! And I understand your nervousness about hoping they will be better. It might not hurt to let them know why you left the last one, so they are aware of your expectations.

Thanks for the DVD tip. I think I will budget that in as an upcoming treat to myself! emoticon These images are too small to tell if I have the right one, bu I'll check the Spark store.

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Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/29/16 7:42 A

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Good Morning!

Sadly most mornings I spark before I'm fully awake. I tend not to fully check my punctuation. But, yes I agree it is important to know where a comma goes. I have a friend that teaches English Lit. and Composition online, or rather did before he took on a full time position as a priest in Altoona, PA. He was appalled when the comma was dropped before the "and" in a list. Apparently MLA standards have changed some in recent history.

I hope you enjoy your wait as much as possible while getting your breaks done. I'm lucky. Jim comes from a long line of mechanics. Most standard maintenance he does at home. If he needs extra hands I go help. It saves money.

If you like the short videos I think you would enjoy Fit, Firm, and Fired up. They are short, can be combined, and count your regular walking you do on your breaks toward you cardio.

I've slacked greatly on exercise this summer. I've been spending a lot of time with Brenna. I'm active, but I'm not sure you can count splash fights in the pool as exercise LOL. I figure she goes back to school on August 2nd. I can start a program then.

I have my yearly check up tomorrow, and prescription refills. I'll be changing pharmacies. It's making me nervous, but no more than having to tell my current pharmacy that they pulled the wrong prescription. We only have 3 standing prescriptions for the entire house. Two of them are mine -- my birth control (used for endometriosis control), my asthma inhaler, and Brenna's epi pens. All 3 are pre-packaged. All they have to do is put a label on it. Literally. But they've been getting it wrong on a regular basis. They've even shorted my mother on her blood pressure medications. So I'm changing pharmacies, despite my discomfort of getting to know a new pharmacist. Those mistakes can be deadly and their attitude that I'm causing an issue because they messed up and I called them on it is just unacceptable.



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6/28/16 11:35 P

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OK, $73 for everything makes sense! I guess I needed a comma or extra word between "a skirt" and "for $73" to get the meaning.

I've always remembered the joke about the principal who was observing a teacher's class where a student made a mistake in an exercise on the board, and the teacher said "That's OK, punctuation isn't very important." The principal said "Oh, really? Then please punctuate this sentence" and wrote THE TEACHER SAID THE PRINCIPAL IS STUPID. Which could mean: The teacher said, "The principal is stupid" or else "The teacher," said the principal, "is stupid."

I haven't bought any Spark DVDs, but might still get some of the Coach Nicole ones.

I spent some time planning & prepping for tomorrow's car appt--brake job that will take 2.5 to 3 hours. I'm sure I have enough to keep me occupied for that long without getting too bored or squirrely. I didn't want to just take one or 2 things to do the whole time, and hope to do some catch up in a number of areas.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/28/16 7:21 A

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Good Morning!

Noooo the entire trip to the store was $73! that was 8 shirts(several were only $4), a skirt ($4), the jacket, and a pair of sun glasses($8.88). I don't understand paying full price for my own clothes at $73, much less for a still growing kid. I looked at this kids clothing called Matilda Jane once. I thought I was going to have a panic attack. I sale shop big time, particularly at back to school time. You must have thought I was out of my mind!

All the original voices are back in Finding Dory! I think they do have someone else voicing Baby Dory though. She has flash backs throughout the movie. We watched Pan. It was okay. It kind of messed with the story, making Peter and Hook friends.

I have a couple of Coach Nicole's DVDs. I really like her. Maybe it's because she's always reminding you of safety. I don't like Pilates or PliYo (Pilates/Yoga fusion) as a rule so I understand.

I am glad that you are finding a way to work on your projects and not get overwhelmed. I find I manage myself almost like an employee, setting out the days tasks. But then that comes with being a homemaker. I figured out a long time ago if I don't have a project list, and a schedule of chores nothing gets done, because I don't know where to begin. I think that's where some of my friends that have tried staying home, then chose to go back to work, floundered. They thought "I have plenty of time!" and then they didn't because they failed to manage themselves like they do their kids schedules. And some kids have some SERIOUS schedules emoticon

It rained all day yesterday and I am thankful for it. We were just shy of a drought. That 4 inches of rain is going to save many gardens.









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6/28/16 12:29 A

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I'll have to check out Finding Dory--does Ellen do the voice again? I got on the waiting list for Pan, and it finally came, but I didn't like it enough to finish the movie.

Did Brenna's skirt really cost $73? I haven't paid that much for a skirt! Good price on the jacket at 75% off!

It's frustrating that I've found a few really good workouts with Jessica, but others that cause harm--very inconsistent. I just don't trust her like I do Coach Nicole, whose workouts I like a lot, though there are a couple (like the Pilates) that I won't do.

Trying not to wilt in the heat emoticon --although I know many of you are facing much hotter temps than the mid-to-upper 80s.

Feeling proud that I took a few minutes to sit down with my planning journal and list out a number of projects and steps I want to work on in different areas. I've crossed a few off already, and it feels really good to keep that commitment to myself to work on building more structure.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/27/16 6:24 A

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good morning!

Well I survived the 114 degree heat index and now we are back to our normalish high 80's. I'm hoping that the rain visits us today. We were skirted all weekend.

I did venture out to the farmer's market and netted myself a "variety pack" new potatoes, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, bell pepper, and cucumbers. All that for a whopping $8. I also ended up buying some carrots and a box of fairytale egg plant. I've never cooked fairy tale eggplant so this should be interesting. The vendor told me to slice it log ways and broil it in the oven until it's crisp on the edges. Then Saturday afternoon we went to see Finding Dory. It's cute! If you have watched Finding Nemo you know Dory is a bit forgetful and a little kooky. This explains how she got to be wandering when Marlin, Nemo's dad, found her.

Also took Bug shopping at her favorite store in the mall. They were having a 9.99 and under sale. She ended up with 8 shirts, a new light weight dress jacket (originally $40, got it for 9.99), and a skirt for $73. not bad for new clothes for the school year. I have to hit sales when I find them.

Amanda that Jessica Smith is just not my cup of tea. I sometimes worry she's injuring more people at home that don't know their limits than she's helping. Maybe her classes are better in person. I did notice spark cuts out some transitions in Yoga videos, maybe they are cutting out her stretches too.







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6/26/16 8:57 P

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I got my hair trimmed emoticon then made a grocery run emoticon and had a nap on the couch emoticon Want to spend a little time on various projects, and put in a bit of planning time as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon (my planning images)

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/25/16 11:26 P

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Yesterday evening I tried a 30-minute "knee-friendly" barre workout by Jessica Smith, that ended up hurting my shoulders and wrists. I was miserable when it was done, and didn't do extra stretching--she barely does any, if at all. Not sure if that's why I ended up with severe leg cramps in the middle of the night or not, which always freaks me out. I managed to get on my feet and into the bathroom for some naproxen (generic Aleve), and a bunch of water (not enough can contribute to cramps). Today I did a nice long stretching routine with Kathy Smith, a mature fitness instructor in som Spark TV videos www.sparkpeople.tv/video.asp?id=393 and later I did 3 rounds of Coach Nicole's 5 Full-Body Exercises That Save You Time www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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which I liked, and will do again.

I've also been sorting old papers and working on clearing the dining table, plus I made an appt to get my recommended rear brake job. Considered doing laundry after running a couple errands late morning, but was just too tired then and ended up taking a nap. Going to make it an easy night tonight, possibly do some more stretching before bed.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/24/16 11:39 P

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I love the origami bird's nest!

I'm relaxing with Nora Roberts and Charmed this evening, though I took an exercise break, tried Jessica Smith's 30-minute "knee-friendly" barre workout--which hurt my shoulders and elbows; I had already modified to save my wrists. But I won't ever try that one again! Off to grab some dinner.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/24/16 6:40 A

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Good Morning!

I read the silly race signs! I particularly liked the one with Robin Williams.

We have 5 weeks of summer vacation left. I think I can make it. LOL I'm running short of ideas. It's literally too hot to play outside. The heat index reached 114 yesterday. I'm running out of inside activities.

Yesterday a local children's book author, Natalie Wade, spoke at the library. They had a crazy hair contest and Brenna won first prize! We put a bird's nest on her head complete with origami bird.



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I can understand your worry, and glad it worked out. A camera sounds good for her--she has the talent.

The link for those "silly race signs" is www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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I totally enjoyed them! emoticon

I did 2 separate arm workouts off Spark TV tonight--9 min and 7 min, for a total of 16. Used pretty light weights,cuz I can sometimes strain shoulders or elbows; in fact I'm subbing wall push-ups the last couple days, due to some real elbow pain recently while doing push-ups.

Another team was discussing journaling, so I thought I'd share what I wrote there: I love journaling, and have developed the practice to include discrete sections with a different focus--I look at not so good choices, celebrate successes and gifts, invite qualities, and explore body sensations, emotions and energies to see what's up to be shared, addressed or embraced. Both nurturing and empowering.


Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
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6/22/16 6:25 A

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good Morning!

I was terrified that Stripes would run off. He's pretty tame, but when we take him outside I'm always afraid he'll get loose and we will lose him. All in all gerbil wrangling isn't hard so much as it raises my anxiety because i don't want Bug to lose her pet. That is her shot. I touched the camera enough to make sure it had fresh batteries and an SD card. I'm thinking of looking into her a new camera for a reward. The one she used is old as the hills. Brenna has a good eye for light. She was so patient waiting for him to look to the side so she could capture his eye and not just his back.

I'm sorry you had a conflict with a co worker, but I'm glad you kept an elevated mood.

I've been eating too much salt. I've got to make it a goal to cut back. I tend to do that in the summer, sweating makes me crave the stuff. I'm supposing it's my body's way of reminding me to keep my electrolytes in balance while doing yard work.





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Oh, too cute! Is that her picture? It's good and clear. How hard was gerbil wrangling? emoticon Weren't you afraid he'd run off and get lost?

It was really busy at work today, but my morning journaling paid off: my conflict with a coworker lost a lot of energy, and my mood stayed pretty good, though I'm awfully tired and thinking about bed already!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/21/16 6:33 A

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Good morning

Brenna and I went moon gazing and watched the fireflies. Jim has to be at work so early he couldn't join us.

Yesterday I was Bug'photography assistant. She staged a gerbil picture. My job was to keep him from getting off the tree



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6/21/16 12:28 A

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I did a Tarot reading after dinner. I just got hit with a wave of tiredness, so think I will head to bed a bit earlier than usual tonight. emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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6/20/16 6:35 A

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Good Morning!

Glenda I'm glad you had a good loss for the week. Sometimes it's a strange balance that we strike.

Amanda it sounds like you had a very productive weekend! I'm glad you are in for cooler temps. We are suppose to hit 100 degrees on Sunday.

We spent yesterday afternoon at the Safari Park in Alamo. Basically it's a farm, but with animals you find typically in Australia and Africa. Some of the smaller enclosures are for animals being rehabbed. They have a herd (?) of ostrich. Brenna loves to watch them and the emu. She found out that the velosaraptors in Jurassic Park are modeled after the emu from a documentary she watched, and has a mini obsession with "those crazy birds". Then we came home and went swimming. It's looking like, with the heat rising, that may be our norm, swimming late in the afternoon until almost bed time.





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emoticon Amanda!

I hope everyone's having a great weekend!

Mine's been hectic and off track, with LOTS of food from my favorite Mexican restaurant and a couple really late nights. BUT I somehow lost the what I'd gained the week before!
Took care of some much needed kitchen cleaning today. Getting ready to take hubby out to a Father's Day movie.

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I'm feeling very balanced and productive today!

I just did a couple workouts, adding a link in the Maider forum, Exercise resources thread, for a low-impact HIIT workout I actually liked (the only one I haven't hated), that led to another gentle cardio for beginners/bad knees.

I've been using my timer to do little 5-minute cleaning bursts in various rooms, and 15-minute sorting (mostly paper and mail and filing) sessions--I've done 4 of those so far. I've been taking reading or TV or computer breaks and laid down for a short nap/rest.

I'm feeling really good about it all!

It's weird, 2 or 3 days ago the forecast was for warming temps, with Monday (the Midsummer Solstice) hitting 83 and Tuesday getting up to 88--oh and no rain in the next 10 days. Then it got windy and cooler, with rain Friday--heavy at night, and when I checked the next 10 days today, no 80s predicted at all, highest temp of 78 forecast for the Solstice, as well as the following Monday. I love it when it stays in the 60s and 70s!

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I wiped myself out with a couple short ST workouts. I also did 15 minutes with the timer on sorting and my PJs (parts journal project). So I feel productive and satisfied. Planning to do some more reading. Nearly done with re-reading the first book in a new Nora Roberts magical trilogy; second book just got delivered today.

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Good morning!

Today's the last day of school for the kiddos, and it's also opening night for my daughter's play. She's in a community theatre production of Little Mermaid. This week, being tech week with long rehearsals and late nights at the theater, has been rough so we are all looking forward to a nice weekend!

Being the last day of school, hubby and I take the kids out to ice cream as tradition. Today, we're taking them to frozen yogurt. It'll be a nice treat emoticon

I hope you all have a fantastic start to the weekend!

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Good Morning!

Glenda I'll have too look at medieval times. I can't recall if there's one close to here. I will say Dixie Stampede gave you plenty of wet wipes LOL

We finally got a little rain last night. I hope we get some more today. According to the weather we are in for a cooler weekend. Thank goodness.

I get to actually not be on the go today! And next week we just go to the library.

Today I think Brenna and I will be working on her art and photography entries for the library summer contests. She says she doesn't want to write this year.

She's also asked me if we can google Beverly Cleary. She's finally discovered the joys of Ralph Mouse.

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Happy Wednesday!
I try not to watch the news much. I do see what's happening via my Facebook. I've never been much into politics, but what's going on with this year's election really has me worried about the future of our country.
Medieval Times is like that - a dinner show with no flatware. The show is a tournament on horses, men with sword and shield. Soup wasn't such a problem for me, but the roasted chicken quarter was! All greasy and sticky...
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Good morning

Trump has the electoral votes to be the republican candidate, and Hillary to be the democratic one. The republican congressmen don't really want Trump, according to the news. So much so they have been looking for another candidate to put up in his place. And sadly they have the power to do that. Honestly I think his run as a tv personality is the only thing getting him votes. his comments about the shooting in Orlando on Sunday morning are enough to make a person cringe when they think about his dealing with foreign policy.

Hillary, well her competency is question over the email business. She sent classified emails through her personal account. She's not an idiot, but the mistake made her look like one.

I'm sorry to see Bernie Sanders out of it. Mainly because he wasn't offering the same old crap one more time. All we can really hope for is a decent candidate pops up as an independent. Even though I liked Bernie in concept (I think of him as a modern FDR) I hope it's not him. It'll split the democratic vote and we'll be stuck with Trump hands down.

I looked up Barry Mitchell. He's a street magician.

The Dixie Stamped is a dinner theater show (it's owned by Dolly Parton) that tells the story of the Civil war. All the performers are on horseback. We went a few years back. The meal is good but large. It's served in 3 or 4 courses. There are no "doggie bags". The trick is, no flatware. You have to eat with your hands. Soup and no spoon was not my greatest delight. They have one in Branson, MO and one in Pigeon Forge, Tn www.dixiestampede.com/

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Haven't heard of that artist or that group. Hope you have fun there.

Yeah, I'll probably vote that way too, cuz I could never vote for Trump. Is he really going to be one of the candidates? How can people vote for stupid candidates? Granted I haven't followed the news, but even I've heard of horrible things he's said. It's so sad and demoralizing to have a leader (as we have in the past) who embarrasses the country because of their bigotry or ignorance.

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Good morning!

I'm glad you had a productive meeting. And the smoothie sounds awesome. I've made been making Brenna watermelon "slushies" to beat the heat. Freeze watermelon (almost over ripe is best), puree in a blender, and pour in a cup. Add straw. Drink. It's easy, it's not watered down, and it's a healthy alternative to a slush you might find at you handy dandy convience store or Sonic drive in.

I'm okay about the news, I just have to know when I need to take a break for a day or 2. Usually I'm alright. I don't want to say that shootings don't bother me, but they don't trigger me. I've been watching the news because of the election. I guess I'm voting for Hillary because I sure as hell am not voting for Trump. And sadly that's a statement you will hear from so many American's, I guess I'll vote for (insert name) because I will not vote for (insert name).

Today we go to the allergist. Tomorrow we are going to see Barry Mitchell at the library. I admit I don't know much about him except he use to open for the Dixie Stampede.





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Sorry the news is getting to you, Eva. I freely admit I'm not well informed, because I don't watch TV news, read a paper or follow stories online. Most of it's too depressing and sensationalized for me to invest my time and attention on. (My sister lets me know if something really important happens.)

Had a good 1-on-1 meeting with supervisor today, and a regional wellness committee meeting where we had pear, honeydew, spinach & yogurt smoothies--pretty tasty! At home I worked on my PJs, my Parts Journal Project, some little chores, and did 2 workouts, cardio and core.

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Good Morning!

Seems like your office is always getting more than it's share of the load. I hope that you get to return to normal soon. Is there any indication that the changes might go in favor of your office any time soon?

The drive-in was fun. We didn't get home until 2 am. We saw Angry Birds and X-Men Apocalypse. Yesterday we cut the grass, and I was too tired to finish the Sunday chores. Today I'll finish it up and hopefully get stuff back on track.

I'm going to have to take a break from my news feeds. The Stanford case is getting to me, as are a couple of local cases that are triggering my anxiety. My home town has had the principal and a teacher from a private Christian school brought up on charges of luring minors on the internet and sexual assault of a minor by an authority figure. I don't know the kids (or I don't think I know them) but I do know the teacher and principal. They are 2 men that have always given me a bad vibe and I've always made it a point to avoid being alone with them. It reinforces my trust issues. I had a friend ask me "Do they not run background checks on these people?" I told her "If they do nothing's going to pop up until they get caught and convicted. By then they already have at least 1 victim. And that victim has to have the courage to share his or her story so the legal process can at least begin."

So sad.

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Felt a little under the weather after 8 hours sleep (7 is my norm), so have gotten plenty of down time in between 3 loads of laundry, a half hour of paper sorting, and little chores. Also ordered my first full order (4# to get free shipping) of flavored coffee from my new supplier, and the 2nd book in Nora Roberts' current magical trilogy which comes out on Tuesday. So I'll have fun things coming in the mail to look forward to. Also got in 2 short Spark workouts for 20 minutes of ST. Feeling good!

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Wow! emoticon for the history lesson--and the drive-in link, Eva!

Work has been extra nutty due to huge changes made by another agency that affects our work. We've been plagued by the consequences of poor planning, communication, training and implementation. Thank the Goddess our customer traffic has been lighter than normal, giving how much time we've had to devote to emails and (inadequate) online training!

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Good Morning!

Welcome back Glenda!

Lust4life This says your Tuson drive-in has gone dark but here's a list of what was listed in your state when they last updated. www.driveinmovie.com/AZ.htm

If you have any interest in checking out your state try this link www.driveinmovie.com/mainmenu.htm and you can see if there is a drive in at a reasonable distance from you. Or if there's one in your chosen vacation spot!

Amanda I hope the one in King County works out for you!

When I was a kid we went to the Skylark. It's since been demolished. It was fabulous. they had a playground down front for the kids to play until the movie began. Drive-in's are making a comeback! Or at least they are trying to. There are 2 open in Memphis, although Memphis is rather dangerous. They have a nice soft clothes police presence to keep it as safe as possible. There are 2 in north Mississippi. One is the Iuka drive in and they are trying to update to digital projectors. The other I've never been too, but they reopened it after a remodel of an original drive in.

Yesterday we went to Snoo Science and learned the history of sports and the science behind the creation of sports. She brought in a replica shrunken head that was used as a ball by ancient Aztecs and Mayans. When she explained what we use in their place now and how sports were actually ways to work out conflicts without an all out tribal war (I personally already knew this but I'm not surprised many did not.) The momma's were rethinking their obsession with soccer and baseball. you could see it in their faces. Bug's reaction: "No wonder I don't like sports. I don't like wars." Me either kiddo. Me either.

I hope you all have a good weekend!

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emoticon Glenda, good to hear from you!

Thank you so much Eva for that link! I'll check out the Auburn one in King County.

Lust for Life, have you Googled to see if there are any left in your area? I saw on the Washington list that a number have gone "Dark" & they are guessing the one closest to me won't last a lot longer. The first time I ever saw the original Star Wars was at a drive-in with friends sharing drinks out of coolers in the backs of 2 pick-ups!

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emoticon Hello! I'm stopping by to just say hi and that I am so happy to be back! I sure have missed this community at SparkPeople and very much this team of Goddesses. It's great to come back and see familiar 'faces' and that the team is still active. emoticon

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Would love to see drive-in movies make a comeback in our state! Last one I went to was in Tucson, almost two decades ago....and from what I hear, it is not longer open :(

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Good Morning!

I'm glad cooler temps have settled in. I'm not looking forward to the heat getting here. In the south, mid 80's is a gift. We should hit 90 this afternoon, but if the humidity stays low it's not that bad.

The Birdsong is a fully digital drive in, meaning they get new movies. You listen to the movies over your car radio. They have 2 screens and each one offers a double feature of it's own. It's a fun way to spend the night outside. Your cell service there is very little. You can make a call but your data package won't work. To me that's awesome that you spend a few hours pretty much unplugged from social media. birdsongdrive-in.com/ I know of 2 more solo screen drive ins but both still run 8mm film. While I love the nostalgia that means most of what they show is already on the shelf to buy. If they were closer we might give it a try but 1 1/2 -2 hours is a long drive to watch a movie I've already seen. The Birdsong is about an hour from me.

There are a few left in Washington state. You and Mary might enjoy it sometime. www.driveinmovie.com/WA.htm

I cut the grass yesterday afternoon and Jim did the weed wacking. This afternoon we are headed to the library for Snoo's Science and then hopefully some quiet time outside.

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The Birdsong Drive sounds intriguing; I'd like to hear more about it.

It's much cooler today. When I left work yesterday, the car said it was 90 out, though that dropped to 87 over the next few minutes, and when I hit the parking lot on our little hill, less than a mile from work, it dropped to 86. Today when I left work the temp said 67! Had wind when I walked at lunch, and the barest of misting on my afternoon walk. Hooray!

I've been doing more breaking up TV, Sparking, Spider and chores, sorting & my parts project. It's helping me feel productive and balanced.

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Good Morning!

Sounds like a good use of breaks :)

Today we are headed to the library, then this afternoon I mow the grass. Both of our riding mowers had a problem (one was given to us. it was broken when it got here). Yesterday Jim fixed both so we can cut the grass in about half the time and get out of the summer heat.

We have plans to go to the Birdsong Drive in Saturday. It's fun excursion and a treat for Brenna as it's one of the few times she gets to stay up REALLY late.

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I had a pen pal for a while in Ethiopia--in 6th or 7th grade, I think. I don't remember how long we wrote. It was totally fun. I bet Brenna would enjoy it greatly. They are sometimes organized in school. But these days there might be websites who match penpals.

I wrote a letter in a belated birthday card for a dear friend. It felt good to make the connection. I've been breaking up ST sets with some Sparking and Spider Solitaire deals. Nice balance.

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Good Morning!

Southern Summers are always hot and HUMID. Sometimes you feel like you are wading in soup the air is so thick. Please stay hydrated. I'm glad you'll be back to normal Washington temps soon.

Brenna got her surprise package yesterday. She was excited :) She loved it and says thank you. She got out of the pool when I told her she had mail. Kids get excited for mail. Probably because it is now the exception and not the norm.

I wonder if I should look into her a pen pal program? We had one when I was in about 3rd grade where you were assigned a pen pal for the school year. I think I wrote with mine for about 3 years. She was in Portugal. I wonder what happened to her....

Anyway I'm glad you are feeling better.

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I wrote a longish message in the What are you reading? thread. I did a lot of reading when I was too tired to do anything else.

I'm doing OK in the heat. It got up to at least 90 here yesterday, and according to my car temp gauge, it hit 90 today--though with a breeze it didn't feel that hot. Tomorrow's supposed to be in the 80s, Wed in the 70s and Thursday on in the mid to high 60s. Can't wait!

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Good morning!

I hope you feel better this morning. there have been some odd viruses going around. The kids here had one that had no symptoms, just an afternoon fever spike to 101. It would come down then do the same thing the following day. It lasted about a week. I'm glad you listened to you body and rested instead of walking.

We had a productive weekend. My mom asked Brenna to stay over on Friday and for us to come to dinner on Saturday. Jim and I finished the shopping. We're such wild ones.

Today the central a/c unit is being cleaned and serviced for the summer. Tomorrow I take Brenna to have her teeth sealed, Wednesday and Thursday we go to the library for programs. It's going to be a busy week! emoticon So much for lazy summer days!

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Thanks for the link, I'll check it out tomorrow.

I'm not really symptomatic--just so exhausted I didn't want to stand long, much less move around. It started yesterday during my walk at the start of my lunch break. My steps got slower and slower, like my energy just evaporated. Several times today I thought "I don't feel that bad, maybe I can go in to work after all." Then I would stand up, and realize "No way." So I've been resting, reading, sweating. Hoping things even out soon and my energy returns.
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good morning!

I hope you are feeling better today. There's a cold virus around here that while it doesn't make you feel the need to visit a doctor it makes you pretty low. Mostly snotty nose and sleepy with a little shallow cough. Not much fever to go with it.

I heard that 3 positions at the elementary school were coming open and 2 at the middle school. One of those may be the librarian's position at the elementary school. While she was good with organizing, she wasn't the most encouraging when it come to reading. The former librarian reserved computers for AR testing, and in second grade she started trying to teach the digital card catalog. Her replacement didn't do any the same.The AR party always had at least 10 kids from each grade go. This year only 6 in the whole school qualified. I hope that the middle school librarian teaches the basic skills next year.

I was a library assistant in high school and our librarian taught us how to help search out some materials for the patrons. That's one job I had that I really LOVED.

I'm sore this morning. In the summer I alter my fitness programs to fit Brenna if she wants to participate. Yesterday we "played" on Gonoodle.com's indoor recess channel for about an hour. I had forgotten that they get you a good rounded workout in a really fun, even down right silly environment. It also has a "flow" channel that teaches positive thinking and meditation.

If you ever want to take a look because your in the mood to workout with your inner child it's a good place to go. There's no chat areas so it's fully kid safe.
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That's so sad about the librarian not helping kids find books--in fact it's stupefying. That is indeed a large part of their job! Student aids or volunteers can help shelve books, but finding resources is what "library science" is all about, I would think! I personally would bring that up with administration.

I'm glad library excursion went well and you have cool stuff planned, whatever the weather.

I'll be going to bed early. Even after a nap this afternoon (I came home sick), I'm getting tired and sleepy again--though I slept plenty last night. NOt sure what this is!

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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Your dinner sounds good! I made crock pot Mongolian beef "stirfry". I cut back on the salt and sugar (Asian sauces are high in salt and sugar) and added a ton of veggies but it was good. My pair was happy!

I'm glad you had time to work on your desk. Any dent is a good dent when it comes to taming clutter. My desk looks like I need to tackle it too. You're is work related, mine is full of art supplies. It's organized but it never looks like it.

Peg+Cat is a show on PBS that teaches problem solving. Brenna gets a kick out of Cat. Peg freaks out and Cat helps her solve the problem. This is terrible to say but the PBS education department has pretty good freebies. Yesterday they gave away app codes for both apple and android devices. Depending on your age what free game they were giving. She got 1 of each as she has access to both types of device. In the past they've given out videos, books, and they always give good words searches for kids.



We picked up 3 books about gerbils while we were there and she chose 2 books off the school's summer reading list. They make a list just so the kids will have a place to start. We don't have that problem, but it gave her a better idea of what they expect. Some kids were freaking out over it being "big chapter books." Brenna chose The Mouse and the Motorcycle and Ralph S. Mouse. She informed me they were no bigger than she had been reading from home. I was also proud of her for asking the librarian for help finding her books on gerbils. Usually she just browses and finds something that catches her eye. I'm glad to see her using the library with more purpose. I also found out that the school librarian last year wouldn't help them locate books. That kind of annoyed me as there is no card catalog available to the kids, electronic or old school, so how are they suppose to find a specific book unless they ask the librarian on duty? Is that not part of a librarian's job, to help you locate information you need? Ms. Carol, she retired, would always help them if they had not located the book half way through library time.

It's raining here today. Thunderstorms so no playing in the rain emoticon So It's indoor fun. I'm planning a science experiment, some art time, and possibly a documentary if we do everything else first.


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So Peg & Cat are local celebrities? Is Cat a kitty, or a person named Catherine?

No late customers today, so after putting things away & completing closing routines, I got to spend some time cleaning my desk. Lots more to sort and organize, but it felt good to make a tiny dent.

They put out leftovers from the luau yesterday. I ate the TJ's salad and fruit I brought, but had some of the tangy macaroni salad I had so enjoyed. There was leftover chicken from the union meeting, so I brought home 2 drumsticks--one fried, one roasted--which I just had for dinner with a medium salad.
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I finished my Five Hundred Kingdoms fairy tales by Mercedes Lackey, started a new series by an author I've enjoyed, but didn't like this one. So I started the new Nora Roberts I picked up at the library, The Liar. I'm enjoying it so far.

Yesterday got up to the low 80s, but today hit mid-70s, with growing humidity, and it's raining lightly right now.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Good Morning!

Now that sounds like good healthy fun!

I took Bug to the dentist yesterday. We go back next week and get he teeth sealed to prevent cavities. Her check up was excellent though. She's 8 and never had a cavity. We must be doing something right judging from the kids around here and what their parents share.

Today is out first library event of the year. Peg+Cat will be there. It's always cool to see our local PBS station come support the library.



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We had our regional Employee Appreciation event at work--a luau theme, w/ Hawaiian food, a little dancing--how I love that!, plus a photo booth and a chance to chat with people from other offices. They pulled off a nice party. And since the Tukwila Community Center, where it was held, is in walking distance, I got a couple of nice walks, and have over 13,000 steps for the day!

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day. We played int he yard, had a water balloon fight and grilled chicken. All fun and active!

I have part 1 of the summer challenge up in the Maiden's forum. I hope to see you there.

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Good morning!

It sounds like you've had a nice time with Mary!

Jim is still home today.mling weekend. We did enjoy a cookout with my mother on Saturday, but yesterday's plans we canceled. My nephew decided to drive in a day late. Today we are hanging out at home and just doing a bunch of nothing, or so I hope! Sometimes it's just as important to be busy doing nothing. :)



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Had a grand time with my sister staying over. I helped her find 3 great tops, all on sale today, and I got a cute on more than half off, too! Dinner w/ a free entree at Q-doba last night, and lunch at Panda Express today. Both inexpensive, and good fresh food with healthy veggies. I showed her how to find workouts on Spark TV, which she is going to try out now. I love that we share Spark, as well as a love of games.

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And I love myself just the way I am."

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Good Morning!

Thank you Amanda. When I was a kid my grandpa taught me odd stuff. Life skills I suppose. I want Brenna to learn that summer doesn't mean crammed in front of the TV. I'm hoping to set her up a play date or 2 with friends from school.

Yesterday we had fun paying attention to a solid (jello powder) becoming a liquid (adding fruit) and the watching it solidify to become a very thick liquid. She thought it was cool and she got a lesson in irreversible change while we were at it.

I like your affirmation. I have a list of our bills, most of ours are all digital now so I don't have a paper bill in hand. We get the bill emailed. So I keep a running list of the bills, the due date, and the amount. I also have reminders to pay off my gas weekly. I place it in my "bill pay station" so I can see it. I find it helpful in keeping me from not being late. The amounts are more for Jim, in case he has to fill in for me on check writing day.

I know the changes are still ticking people off and several are not a fan of spark tv. I wonder just how many have left. I know the leader of one team I was on just quit. I didn't care for the person who took her place (personality rubs me wrong on the internet. She might be lovely in person) so I left the team.





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Oh, Eva, Brenna is a lucky girl indeed to have such a great mom! I always loved reading in the summer, but my mom who worked full time never did cool stuff like you do.

I renewed my tabs online--that's a relief to have off my list. I was a couple days late, but still in the expiration month, and no penalty, so emoticon

I did 3 short workouts from Spark TV and saved them to my workouts there. I've decided to be really careful about new workouts, and pledge to stop as soon as one feels uncomfortable in the future.

I've been playing with new affirmations and mantras around strengthening my abilities to plan and schedule things: I easily plan what I need to do; I'm on time with bills & when I need to renew. I artfully schedule what needs to be done; I take care of business and make time for fun.

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Good Morning!

I tried Jessica Smith's website. I don't like it. It's not my thing and that's okay.

Bug and I sat down and went over our summer learning "plan" and downloaded the summer reading list from the middle school. She was bummed thinking she would miss participating in the reading program at the library until I told her that if she gets the books on the list from the library then she gets to count them for each program. Then she perked up like a daisy. She didn't realize we could make 1 list work 2 programs. She also has the myon.com program the school wants them to participate in. We're going to work on math skills (money mostly) at least once a week and work on a science experiment at least once a week. I want to keep her engaged. She's being recommended for the gifted program so I think it will be good for her. We've also made a deal about no ipad/tv until after dinner. That way chores get done, learning activities are done, and we are active. That's the main thing is I don't want her glued to a screen. I also told her that she can play or swim and I can practice Yoga in the yard. I told her that we can be active separate but together, we can read our own books side by side if she wants to read in her head. I can sketch/draw while she paints or colors. She likes the idea of working side by side on similar activities.

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YEs, I really miss Coach Nicole. I wish her well, and appreciate the legacy she left behind. In fact she saved me tonight. Oh, man I hated that 30-minute barre workout ("easy on the knees") from Jessica Smith as the featured blog today. I gave up 18 minutes in, did a Coach Nicole one instead that didn't hurt shoulders, knees or anything else, even while it challenged me. Some of Smith's are OK, but this was NOT--for me. Exhausted now, didn't feel up to much of anything after that, which is really too bad.

I worked on affirmations today while taking my walking breaks around planning and scheduling, as I want to get better at those things. Need to go much easier on exercise tomorrow, and leave it until after finishing a few other tasks around the apartment.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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good morning!

I like Coach Nicole. She's good without trying to kill you. And she's not annoying. It makes me sad she no longer works for spark. I follow her on instagram (I followed her before she quit spark). She's flipping houses. I must say she has some nice before and afters :)

It was nice of you to swap shifts with a guy that's working too much. My mom use to pull to many hours. Most days she worked 12 hours and had a hour commute each way.

My sister in law, Rhonda, her father in law passed away Sunday afternoon. We'll be heading to the wake tonight. In the mean time Brenna will be learning the new routine for the summer. the middle school has summer reading lists and study programs they prefer for your kids to take part in. Mostly it's "The Battle of the Books" sponsored through a free online library. We begin by making a schedule so we kind of know what to do when. It's loose but I want to make sure to participates.





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That backyard trail sounds emoticon (I finally figured out what MES meant! emoticon )

I switched back to the later shift--8:30 to 5:30. One of the two late people has a second part time job which had been 6-10 or 11, but then that shift got moved up to 5:30. So he moved to a shift starting at 10 and going until 3:30, so he was surviving on very little sleep. He may be young, but it was taking a real toll, so I told him I switch with him. Today was my first day back at the later start and end.

Just got done with 2 workouts, a 7-minute Booty Blaster and emoticon a 12-minute seated core routine, both by Coach Nicole. Intense, but satisfying! I'm making sure I add them to my workouts on Spark TV.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Good morning

Jaclyn how was your last few days at school?

Amanda I read your blog. The pages look like facebook now. I don't mind the facebook format, but I don't like it here. Different set of accomplishments I suppose. Maybe I don't mind facebook because we do get notices that change is coming.

Today is my last set of alarms for 2nd grade. She goes until 11:30 today. I'm going to miss MES and the family feeling that school has given us.

Summer exercise plans are in place! We have this 1/2 acre lot that belongs to us that we've never cleared. Jim and I have started cleaning out underbrush. The idea is to make a private wooded area where we can camp in our yard but it not be "in our yard". We also have plans for a mall walking trail in there for meditative walks.



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Are your students still there, Jaclyn? What are you doing with them? Do you just go back on Monday? Just teachers?

Lovely and profound dream, Eva! emoticon emoticon

I've been thinking more about the page changes and the backlash. I want to give one more shot at explaining why many of us are so upset about this--how it goes way beyond resistance to change, but about feeling safe and having a measure of creative control over your life and your presence here. And then I may have to let it go, and accept the sadness that is felt every time I go the page with my name--that doesn't feel like it's mine anymore.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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it definitely sounds like your subconscious it trying to tell you something about yourself, Eva.

If only we could all be more like dandelions.

Today is my second to last day of school. YAY! I got my classroom cleaned up and pretty much packed away. I have a few more things to do before I can close out of the summer. The room looks so clean and pretty, but it's also so empty, which is sad. While I am happy to be home for most of the summer, I can't lie, I will miss this place. Hopefully I will be able to keep myself on some sort of schedule while at home. Maybe find a way to make myself not hate exercise... will definitely spend some time reading. I wish I could leave early today, but I'm supposed to have a meeting with my robotics team officers this afternoon. Hopefully they won't destroy the place!

You can make it a great day or not. The choice is yours.


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Good morning!

Amanda I read your blog. I don't care for the changes in the member's pages either. It's like when they took our team blog rolls... It's like they want to erase individuals to an extent. I don't get it.

I had a dream last night that one of the girls in Bug's class asked me what my favorite flower is. She asks stuff similar to this all the time so the dream wasn't that off to me. Anyway, I usually would say a steel rose, but in my dream I said a dandelion. And I explained it as it's happy and resilient. you can cut it down and it'll pop back up waving at you, happy in the sun shine or shade. It can thrive almost anywhere, in a huge lawn, or in a crack in the side walk. It is full of hope when it releases it's seeds to the wind. It's the first and last food for bees each season as it can handle most changes in temperature, and it never minds giving of its self for the survival of others, since you can literally eat every part of the plant, flower, roots, and leaves. It surprised me.

I guess my subconscious is telling me what I am. I don't know. Thoughts?



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Aww, good to hear from you both. I spent time on the message board and editing my blog on the member page changes, that I have surpassed my usual Spark time. emoticon

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
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it's the last day of exams! Now on to cleaning my classroom and tossing a years worth of stuff I won't need. I both love and hate this time of the year. And grading... I still have to grade...

So excited for the break. Wish my hubby could take some days off to enjoy it with me and the kiddos.

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Jaclyn I'm glad your toughest class is finished but I too understand not missing bad chemistry between good kids. I love many kids in Bug's class, but I won't miss having so many strong personalities in one place.

Amanda it's a balancing act for all of us, desires and goals. You know I have an unwritten goal, "Be busy doing nothing." It sounds crazy but it gives us all permission to relax. That's something people have such a hard time with. Anyway I like how you give each of you facets it's own opportunity to shine.

I have 3 more sets of alarms today, tomorrow, and Monday. I'm ready for the summer. Field day was awesome. One of the hens at the petting zoo laid an egg! It was so funny. The RTI teacher was manning the hand sanitizer. She saw it and asked if it was real or a prop. Well it was real and the guy who owns the petting zoo let her have it. She asked if it was safe to eat it. I told her yes, just wash it first. She said she's never had a fresh farm egg. So I thought I had better tell her that eggs from farm chickens have different yolks from store bought eggs. If she cracked and got an orange yolk I'm sure she would have tossed it. She's from NYC originally. She's a lovely lady but I sometimes forget she was literally raised int he city. That's why she wanted to work the petting zoo, to learn something about the farm animals themselves from an actual farmer.

Tomorrow is my last class visit. Today I get to draw my future self in a cartoon. I'm going to have them do the same. Then we have goodies bags and Popsicles.

I'm going to miss this teacher.



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5/19/16 12:13 A

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Glad the most annoying group is done with, Jaclyn! emoticon I know what you mean about liking individual kids but having the dynamics drive you nuts--I do not miss that about teaching!

Eva, I guess when they are overcrowded, they have to do what they can, even if it's not optimal. Good to know big kids haven't been bothering little ones in a major way, and the presence of an officer helps keep the peace. Hope you and Bug enjoy these last few days.

Funny how different parts have tasks they really want to accomplish and make progress on. The inner growth champion had been feeling neglected, and so enjoyed the journal transcribing last evening. But the adventurer who declared she would help slay the clutter dragon and go treasure hunting in the stacked boxes didn't get her time last night, so just got to spend some time on that project tonight. Both nights I've done multiple short workouts from Spark TV, wanting to get stronger and see more progress there. It's a funny balancing act between desires and goals.

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5/18/16 9:20 A

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Here, middle school starts at 3rd grade, but then students start Junior High at 7th, so, at least in most cases, the middle schools go from 3rd to 6th. My son's school goes from pre-K through 6th, but like your Bug's new school, they do tend to separate the students: Different halls, different lunches, etc. My niece went to a school that goes 4th through 8th, and it was a very difficult transition for her.

We also have to do mandatory Sexual Harassment training every year. I know it's important, but it also seems like should be common sense. Obviously it isn't, or we wouldn't have to go through training for it.

The journal project seems interesting.

Woke up with a headache today, and I'm spending three hours with my most annoying class. yay! But it's the last time I'll see them as a class, so there's that. I will miss the kids, but not the chemistry between them.

Two more days with students... three more days period...

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5/18/16 6:36 A

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Good morning

Jaclyn I sometimes thing that if you are on a line you should get to choose which school to go to. I really hope you get that waiver as it sounds like attending in his district is actually a hardship. Here when a waiver is requested the principle is required to physically drive to the address in question and make the determination.

Amanda it sounds like interesting work. I'd like to hear more about your project journal project.

The middle school started out 5-8th grade. Our schools are literally at maximum capacity. A few years ago they added a wing to the middle school for 3-4. The only thing that they share is the main hall where the office is located. The bell schedules are very different and the halls are covered with staff when the little ones are coming and leaving. Where there has been bullying in the school (not much but it's there), it's never been between a younger kid and an older kid that I know of. That's a relief within itself. I figure that resource officer on campus that patrols doesn't hurt much. He's not armed but his presence makes a difference. That's a state (?) requirement now, resource officers (they can arrest the kids) being there during school hours. The county is building a new Medina Elementary to house grades pre-k to 4th grade. it's suppose to be open by 2018.

Today I work field day. It looks like lunch with mom is being postponed for tomorrow. And Friday I go work with the kids on "Draw your future self" and bring treats.

The end of year is coming so fast. I'm really going to miss this teacher.

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Jaclyn, really hoping your son's school works out, especially given that it's so much more convenient for you! Keep us posted. Nice you're getting a little extra time for cleaning the classroom.

Eva, I've never heard of middle school beginning so young! That seems truly bizarre to me! Has it always been like this? Are the little kids safe? I'll be very interested to hear how it works for Bug.

Spent a couple hours taking a required online class on Sexual Harassment policies and prevention. We have to take them periodically, but it doesn't seem that long ago I took one of the workshops. Had to take a quiz at the end and score 80%. I got 100%, because I pay attention and test well. Plus I went to the computer lab away from noise and interruptions.

I've started transcribing some of my parts journaling, as a writing project my therapist recommended to share my rather advanced work in this system with others. It's only the second time I've set aside time to work on the PJs--Parts Journal ProJect. It's fun reviewing earlier work.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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5/17/16 9:25 A

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Thanks ladies. I'm hoping this week passes by quickly. The schedule is all messed up because of exams (we meet two classes for exams each day plus a third for lunch/study hall), which can be a good thing, or a bad thing. Since I only have three exams to give, I'm trying to get a head start on cleaning up my classroom. Also trying to set up a summer schedule so my son and I don't just veg out all summer.

Eva, It's nice that the school is trying to alieviate any fears that might be had about advancing to the middle school. I know that we have a freshman scheduling night in the spring (like february) and a freshman orientation right before school starts, as well as 8th grade visit days. It really does help with the transition. And since your middle school is so spread out in age groups, I'm happy that the administration is sensitive to the needs of their youngest students.

My Ben is also starting 3rd grade, but I'm still not sure what will be happening with him. He attends school out of district, so every year I have to mail a letter requesting a waiver. Then I get a letter back and then I have to go to the school board office to submit residency paperwork... All because we live 1000 ft outside the district I want him to attend, but we can't afford to move right now... Anyway, I haven't gotten my letter back yet, and I'm starting to get worried. I called the office yesterday, but didn't get anything definitive from them. I could move him to my school district, but its 30 minutes away from home, and if I had to pick him up because he was sick that's a day off of work I am wasting, when if he was going to school where we live, I have family who could pick him up and keep him until the end of the day. Needless to say, I've been checking the mailbox anxiously every day...

Amanda, that definitely sounds like a headache inducing day!

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Jaclyn I'm glad you had a nice trip, but don't be hard on yourself. You're tired. Your busy with kids and school end of year stuff. Sometimes that stuff overwhelms and the best thing you can do is take some down time and recharge your batteries you you can operate at top speed.

Amanda it sounds like you were chasing chickens yesterday. Dealing with stuff that just doesn't make sense. I wonder if this will prompt them to create a different set of forms for foreign companies doing USA construction.

The parent meeting was our first official tour of the middle school. it currently houses grades 3-8. This meeting is to show parents just how the school is separated into to very separate wings so 3rd grade kids aren't exposed to 8th grade antics. She will have 2 teachers next year, one for English and social studies then one for math and science. The only times that she might cross halls with big kids is first thing in the mornings and they go in the main entrance and separate into 2 different gyms then in the afternoons when they get on the bus. She'll only ride the bus about 10 minutes or so, but the buses are separated into little kids first, big kids in the back. I'm going to make sure she wants to ride the bus and if she does then she'll be allowed to do so in the afternoons. if she doesn't like it I can always switch her to car rider later in the year. I liked that they are having 2 meetings, this one last night for only new parents to the middle school and then a 2nd one before school starts in August. I did ask about epi's and she will no be responsible for her pen yet (thank all that is holy).





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Hope you get rested up and feeling better, Jaclyn. You may need to get through the end of the year before you can really start regaining your balance.

Yes, Eva, Brenna *is* really growing up! I'll be curious to hear about that 3rd grader parent meeting. Sounds like you'll stay pretty busy with the kids until the end.


Worked with a contractor today trying to register a Belgian company to do construction work in Washington. All sorts of issues with bond and insurance in wrong formats, the insurance company not registered in Washington state, needing to update a trade name with another agency to match bond and insurance, coverage in Euros, SSNs with 11 digits instead of 9, figuring how to enter the foreign addresses for the company and all 3 principals. It took so long that I ended up going to lunch an hour and twenty minutes late--and though I took his payment, the company can't be activated until the Contractor Registration section in HQ makes some decisions. But since the North American agent flew out from KC, MO this morning and was going back tonight, he wanted to do what he could, and finish the rest by email and phone. emoticon

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Good morning.

It's been a boring week or so since I last checked in here, but it's been flying by. This is the last week of school, so while it's been boring, I've been busy since we got back from florida last monday. I've been fighting for motivation to do things that need doing outside of school and just all around feeling "blah" and being very hard on myself. Too hard. I see it, I recognize it, but I am having a hard time stopping myself (So Kudos to you, Amanda, for finding that silver lining!).

My daughter's sleep cycle got thrown out of whack this weekend, and my husband is back on his 6 day shift, so I was up with her until 3am saturday night, which made for a difficult sunday. I'm still tired, and now my head is hurting.

Sorry for the whining, I'm just in a bit of a depressed state right now.

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Good Morning!

Amanda I'm glad you saw the bright side in your extra trip yesterday! It's difficult to stop self blaming to see that silver lining.

My mother's neighbor passed Wednesday night. We attended the wake yesterday. He was in his early 80's and just full of life. He never let the fact he had bladder cancer slow him down. I plan to go visit with his widow on Thursday and take her a meal. The family will be in until then.

Tonight we have an "informational meeting" for the parents of kids going into the 3rd grade. I wonder what that's all about.

Wednesday is field day. I'm suppose to work and I hope it's not rained out! Then Friday I go have art with the kids. Next Monday is the end of year party and only a half day of school. This year has gone by so fast for me. My baby is growing up!



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