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12/2/16 2:29 P

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Ahhhhh, it's Friday. Enjoy your day.

Gave blood this morning. They're so appreciative and I found out that I don't have to do it on my lunch break. Super convenient, they set up their mobile unit here in our building and it's nice we don't have to use our own time to do it.

No big plans for the weekend. I have most of my holiday shopping done and want to get the house in shape to decorate. We're late this year decorating due to the construction but I'm managing to be patient.

Will probably do some craft projects with friends. Looking forward to that if it happens. You just never know with everyone's busy schedules. I saw something fun you do wrapping string (you've dipped in colored glue) around a balloon you put candy in using a paper towel roll (just the inner tube piece of the roll). When it's dry you pop the balloon and throw it away leaving the candy encased in the hard colored twine.

Take care everyone.
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Good morning....

Thankful today that my co-worker who had cancer surgery had a successful surgery and is now recovered. She should have started work last night on 3rd shift after being off for 8 weeks. That means I am no longer doing 2 people's work and it should lessen my load considerably...yay!

I am however....still counting down the days till Christmas vacation!

Have a great Friday!

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Happy Thursday friends; 1 day closer to the weekend !!

Happy to see Dec roll around because before you know it it will come and go and I'm ready for 2017 to get a fresh new start on this W/L. I have an idea to give it a kick start, so will try to get in mode during Dec.trying some things out. It's a 30 day food elimination challenge, will fill you in later when I have more details.

Wishing everyone a good start to the day and month and positive vibes for making healthy choices in this hard to do period. Stay strong team !!!

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Good morning ladies....

Cheryl...nice view. Wow...the view alone would be very relaxing. I think we are supposed to get snow next week! Funny you getting snow before we do.

Cat...your recovery has been long but amazing. I too am glad you are getting back to normal and all is going well with Maureen.

Gold...have a safe trip. It'll be nice to get somewhere warmer...it's cold in Kansas right now and it'll be getting colder this weekend and next week. Hope your doggies start getting along...you can get meds for the trip.

Have a great day

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Evening dear friends;

Cat it is soooo good to hear you are getting back to your normal, I'm sure you are feeling so much better about so many good things going on in your life these days. I'm so happy for you, it warms my heart. Hope Maureen gets that cough looked at soon, not a good idea to let it go much longer. Keep us posted hon.

Cheryl that view from your desk is awesome, blinding at times I'm sure but awesome none the less !!! I am surrounded by windows in the lobby and I see it all, some very stunning sunsets this time of year too right from my desk !!! Good luck with the food diary, just seeing it in writing does make a difference and it works. You may just be going thru a plateau with the lack of w/l, it happens and sometimes it can last a while. Don't get discouraged just keep hanging in there doing what you know is the right things to do. WOW that def serious construction going on there, I'm sure you hope it's finished soon. I bet you will indeed think the finished product was worth the wait. We'll expect those pics too, LOL !!!

I know tomorrow is Dec already, so hard to believe but time just flies by. Just another reason we need to stay focused and mindful as much as possible so we can enjoy the time we have healthier and possibly even longer. It pretty much is up to us !!! Keeping a positive attitude is so important for stress relief, being kind to others gives us our own joy and thankfulness brings peace to our lives.

Have a pleasant evening friends. till soon.

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Wow, nice view Cheryl. And no I didn't know about the snow : emoticon

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View from my floor at work this evening. Get a little glare from the reflection from the window.



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Construction pics. The sink will be moved to the left by several inches. The floor will be on the dark spectrum and not the light vinyl you see now.



Where she took out the medicine cabinet and sink.




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Hello dear friends,

Just popping in to see what's going on with everyone.

I started a food diary and will see how that goes. I feel good but I'm not losing any weight and I was up at the doctor's last week. Really trying to get the water in. Still drinking my water with diatomaceous earth (for age spots) and adding turmeric (anti-inflammatory) in my tea.

Yes, indeed...last day of November. Cat, did you see we have snow showers in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

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My goodness, are we truly at the end of November already?? I just counted and tomorrow will be 4 months post knee replacement. Feeling great overall, just a few twinges now and then. Muscle spasm in calf is gone and Im almost back up to regular speed with no cane.

Gold, that is a nice long break from fridgid Minnesota! Good for you. And glad your daughter will be staying for a good while. Have a safe trip tomorrow and check back in as soon as you can!!

Carol, Ive always wondered how you keep up the pace you do. I know you are high energy but I can understand how it is stressful on your body and mind.

Cheryl, hang in there with the bathroom, Im sure you will enjoy it once it gets finished. Sounds like you are still enjoying the boxed meals. Are these the ones where they supply the ingrediants and you cook? What do you think of the price? Im always up for something to encourage my cooking.

Speaking of encouraging cooking I finally got the microwave control panel replaced yesterday. I havent had a light, fan, and some operational time buttons for a couple months so Ive been limited on amount of stove top cooking I can do without the fan on the microwave above the stove. Did that make sense? Anyway, I will be able to cook more so healthier eating!

Maureen has had a terrible cough for 2 weeks. I wish shed go to the doctor but shes stubborn. Im afraid her cold has morphed into some kind of bronchial problem, it keeps her up at night which is never good.
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Happy Hump day friends;

Computer is scanning this morning (again) so will keep this short wishing everyone a day full of good healthy choices, smiling faces, kindness and positivity all around you.

Later ladies

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Hello;

My daughter is driving down to TX with me and will stay there about a month. She will then fly home and I'll stay another month or two. I am taking the 2 dogs with me. But I'm having a problem with them. The blind chihuahua keeps fighting with my yorkie, Amelia. Last night she got the Amelia's eye and now I have to take Amelia to the vet today. I think I will get Bitey some knock out pain medication. Since the cushing disease has gotten worse she is meaner.

I'm off to my hospital now as I have to have an angiogram before leaving for TX. I can't spell this morning, but it's where they check the blood vessals in your heart for blockage.

I might be out of touch for a few days while we travel. Take care of yourselves.

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Good morning....

Cheryl....my days are 10 hours packed full of fun. LOL. I'm on the go all day. Sometimes besides lunch, I don't stop till I get home. Then i have trouble relaxing at lunch and breaks. At this time of year it's crazy with mental stress...deadlines, schedules, and trying to deliver a bunch of planes by end of year. I'm addressing the problem though (long overdo) and taking 2 weeks off on 12-16.

Gold ....hope you are on your way to Texas. I think I'd be heading south too. It is cold here....I think today's high is 50 but it gets colder than that the next few days.

DG..hope you get this post before 5pm...

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Good morning friends;

Gold so let me understand it is not just you and the dogs going to TX or is it ?

Carol it does not surprise me that your stress is work related at all. I mean with all the hours you work it has to be. Heck I don't even know what your day there consists of really. Just seems to me the long and labored hours are just too much. You have done so much since your journey started and have been so very successful that as Gold said you need to be enjoying the rest of your years now that you can in a healthy way not working them all away. Keep us posted hon you know we love you and want the best for you.

Well I have to go back to work today and I'll have the volunteer there with me 3 hours of my 6. I will have a lot of emails to catch up on as I go thru the day. It's raining here today so that makes it a little easier to be at work instead of stuck inside at home.

I'm ready for a healthy week to end the month and hope each of you are as well. Let's do ladies, we can make it happen. Happy Tuesday.




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Good Morning,

Carol, sorry about your work related stress and anxiety. Hope you figure out a way to get through this. Life is more fun without stress and working so many hours. You only have this one life, and I know sometimes it seems like it will last forever and you can just keep going, but that is not true. Enjoy now.

Everyone have a great day. I'm trying to get packed to leave for TX on Thurs. I can not find my passport and I did want to run down to Mexico for some meds. Otherwise, I am doing better now.

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Good morning.....

My Dr. appointment went well. I was brutally honest with my doctor about work etc. She believes I show the classic signs of stress and anxiety caused BY WORK. I gotta admit when I actually vocalized it to her, it sounded like work was ridiculously stressful. And it is and has been for a long time. Anyway way, discussed it, I weighed the options and I'm going to try some things. Today I'm fasting and going to the lab this morning for some routine lab work.

Have a great day!

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Good evening friends;

So good to see you all pop in. I have read what everyone has posted and sounds like all of you are doing well and had a good holiday with those you love. It doesn't get better than that, right !!!

I've eaten all the desserts I was given, a piece of Paula Dean's Pumpkin Gooey Cake, slice my SIL homemade pumpkin pie, 2 chocolate truffle brownies, and a piece of Jewish apple cake. When I write it out like that it is very obvious I didn't do as well as I was thinking I did, RIDICULOUS !!! And I don't even want to think about getting on the scale this Sunday but I must. It is what it is and I only have myself to hold accountable. But everyday this week will be as healthy as it can be, there are no excuses not to be.
I need to get things together for the work week ahead so for now I'm wishing everyone a pleasant evening and a good healthy week ahead.




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Good day PLOF,

Feeling a little overwhelmed. Our bathroom paint and new linoleum job has morphed into something way bigger. We found a sink on sale at HD that we thought we really liked (and we do) and then needed the new vanity to go with it. Ugh...what have we done?! We have been without a bathroom sink for longer than anyone should be without a sink in their only bathroom. Trying to be patient. Terri is doing it by herself, with a little help from Anthony. She says the end is near. And bless her for her efforts. Oh, and I can't wait for our new "barn" door...slider (not pocket door). It will replace the accordion door that when closed still leaves a space - so private, but not completely so.

It sounds like everyone had a really nice holiday. I didn't overload my plate and felt fine after my 1 and only helping.

I'm watching my calorie intake and trying to keep it low with soups, smoothies and lots of water until I get my box meals delivered on Friday.

Reading all the posts and so grateful when you all stop by. I check in a lot, even when I'm on the road and try to keep up with everyone's busy lives.

Happy Monday, Nov 28 all!!

Take care!
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Hello team!

Gold, glad you are back on your feet, take it easy for a while anyway. You have a big trip ahead! Love that you have citrus trees there.

I didnt do too bad over the holiday either DG. Over the 4 days I only had 2 pieces of pumpkin pie without the crust. Usually my downfall. Oh, and 2 coffees with Bailey's after dinner. We had a very nice and cute day with the little dog and Maureens sisters foster baby. She is 4 months and was so good. Maureens niece, and my Sam, Jillian and brother Christopher rounded out the crowd. It was delish and very merry and of course included football. But I have to say after a long day I was ready to go home to my peaceful condo. The rest of the weekend was spent doing fix-it things around the house, errands, and putting some big pots of bamboo outside my living room windows for more privacy. Looks really pretty. Yesterday went to the Seattle Art museum - was Maureens first time.

Back to work and being mindful about food as we approach another holiday. Im feeling really good physically. Actually it feels like Ive turned back the clock 3 years to when I was getting around normally and not having to think about pain. What a blessing.

Gloria, Cirra, Carol, Cheryl, greetings and hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving.
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Good morning you beautiful women.

I have a somewhat busy day today. Meeting with a client for lunch and filing client papers. Not that I haven't retired, but I like having my foot into things a little bit.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did. Suzy did not allow me to go outside and I may be feeling better. I worked on making beaded Christmas bulb covers, played role playing game, and tried to clean my room. I also made turkey wild rice soup. So I was moving around a little.

I have quit taking the prednisone as I can not sleep when I take it. Then I fall asleep sitting up all day long. I also feel like I'm worn out all the time.

You all take care of yourselves, enjoy the season.

I have a park model trailer in an over 55 park in TX. It's a one bedroom, with a washer and dryer, bathroom with shower, nice little kitchen but the best part is the grapefruit, orange and lemon trees on my lot. This year I want to stay long enough to plant a few flowers. It will be the first time I take my little dogs there. I checked on the weather there this morning and it was 69 degrees. Sounds good to me.

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Good Monday my friends;

WOW it's the last week of Nov, can you believe that ?? Soon 2017 will be here !!! CRAZY how time flies by us. So important to make the most of all the goodness in our lives and to be so very thankful for those we love.
All in all I don't think I did too bad over this Thanksgiving holiday, now for the crunch to get thru Dec with all it's temptations. But we are gonna do our best aren't we ladies !!!!

So TX in a week huh Gold? Now will this be a winter thing? What are the plans and will you have access to keep in touch with us ??? Did you and your daughter buy a house you had previously mentioned there?

Carol very smart of you to address this issue now, as you know the results that stress can do to a body. Keep on top of things girl and be mindful at all times. That work will always be there, you will not !!! so make the best of your years and decrease/eliminate that stress !!!

Ladies will look for updates this evening, I'm heading out to spend the day with Dad.

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Good morning....

Well..
Back to work. I think I have about 15 working days then I'm off for 2 weeks. Yay! It was nice having 4 days off.

I have a Dr. appointment today with my family physician. I need to get a prescription renewed but have to see the Dr. first...probably need some blood work before I can get it renewed. I also want to discuss some anxiety I have been having...probably due to overworking and stress at work. I just need to do something so I can fully relax...I'm not sure what is causing it.

Have a great day/week

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Good morning. My computer is being funky again, so this will be short. It takes a few seconds for the letters to show up after I type them. It's confusing as I am never sure just where I stopped typing.

We might be leaving for TX in a week. I am hopeful. I don't know how it will be traveling there with my 2 little dogs and a car full of stuff. In a little scion it doesn't take much to fill it up.

Gloria, it was so good to hear from you. Cirrea, Please keep checking in too. A couple of days ago I spent 12 hours stolid on the computer gaming with my family. (WOW). That can make me a stiff as working out.

Debigene, thanks for your positive support. Carol, glad you are enjoying your days off. And you west coast girls are a joy to have on this team.

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Good Sunday morning friends;

Hey Carol I hear someone in Kansas won the POWERBALL $421M big ones and it hasn't been claimed yet. Was it you ??? Good to know you are enjoying your time off, yesterday sounds like it was awesome. Our historic town of Ellicott City that was devastated by the flooding this year, was open with 70% of the little shoppes re-opened for business. I ride thru there when I go to Target and it was good to see the town full of shoppers again for the Small Business day.

I ended up no getting together with Dad as he got back from his shopping trip with Marlyn late so we are putting it off till Monday and Marlyn can join us. That will be a nice day too. I ended up making a trip to Target and picked up a few things but mainly got out to get some walking in, will do the same today but not at Target again. Another sunny day here with cool temps so after laundry is done I hope to get out and enjoy it a little.

Wishing everyone a nice day doing what makes you happy and healthy.

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Good morning....

Great weekend. Yesterday I got out on the walking path and went 3 miles with my niece who was visiting from Arkansas. It was really nice as we got caught up on everything.

Later Linda, my sister, and myself, drove to a town about 40 miles away to go shopping.It was support small town business day. They had numerous quaint little shops lining their mainstreet which we wondergul. We bought quite a bit and really enjoyed ourselves.

Now I'm getting ready to head to the gym and
rest a bit the rest of the day. It's been a good weekend!

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Hello and a happy Saturday to all my PLOF friends;

Yesterday was pretty laid back even with going to Karen's The other couple was not able to make it so Karen and I enjoyed a glass of wine and chatted away for 2 hours, then went out to dinner at Carraba's ... they have small plates now so we shared 2 different ones each had a side of pasta with seasoned crushed tomato sauce and a bowl of steamed mussels. Water was our beverage of choice and afterwards went back to her house and had one more glass of wine and some more water. That was it and I was home by 7:30pm.
Later today I am suppose to be getting together with my Dad but haven't heard from him yet, should hear something soon.

Gold sounds like you are getting some much needed rest (I hope), and good to hear you didn't over eat on Thanksgiving.

Gloria good to finally hear from you hon, and what a nice thing to serve the Airmen and women. Even tho you are on base living I'm sure everyone isn't, so I'm sure it meant a lot indeed !!! I take it when you say Tricia decide to "stay in and wait" means you are staying on base for a while longer? Not quite sure and when do you think she will hear about the next assignment?

Carol, Cheryl, Cat and Cirra hope you are still enjoying the holiday weekend.

TTFN ladies.

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Afternoon all!

We have finally made the decision to stay in and wait for Tricia's next assignment. I am pleased she came to this conclusion on her own with a number of friends offering much needed thoughts and support.

Yesterday we served the Airmen and then joined our friends for a relaxing dinner. Glad not to be the one cooking this year!

Keeping busy with the festivities on base and still getting in my daily exercise.

Carol, Happy Anniversary to you and Linda!

Hello to all!


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I started a post earlier but my computer wasn't working right. I would type away and the letters would not appear for a long time. I have switched computers now and the other one is headed back to the Geeks.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day. I didn't overeat either. I slept through most of it. Most of the family stopped by my bedroom and said "hello".

Gloria, please check in.

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Happy Friday friends;

Yes indeed it was a lovely day and dinner with my bro, sil and nephew. Food was delish and I did not over eat at all. I didn't even have dessert there. I brought it home. I went upstairs to see the other bro and sil and by the time I got back downstairs it was late so I did not eat my dessert then either !!! So I did good.
No shopping for me today I will spend time with Dusky until later this afternoon when I over to Karen's house for a home happy hour. Will not exceed my 2 drink minimum as I do not want to be out late.

Hope everyone enjoy their turkey day as well and has some fun in mind for today.

TTFN ladies

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Good morning....

Happy Friday! I'm headed to the gym. I'm excited to resume light ST today for the first time since my hand surgeries. I'll let you know how that goes!

Linda went shopping yesterday...she'd crazy!. I'm done with my shopping other than stocking stuffers and furbaby presents. I ordered the last big item yesterday on Amazon.

It's been an enjoyable vacation so far...hope you are enjoying yours!! Have a great day!

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Have a Happy day my friends, share your love and thankfulness with those you love and want to be with.

Be thankful EVERYDAY, spread love and kindness to all no matter what !!! It's a hard thing to do but in the end it IS the answer and brings joy.

LOVE and KINDNESS trumps FEAR and HATE !!!

Stay Blessed.

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Good morning lovely ladies....Happy Thanksgiving

I spent yesterday evening with my sister preparing part of the Thanksgiving feast. I'm enjoying the time off already. Hit the gym yesterday after work, slept in this morning until 7, and now I'm enjoying some nice mocha coffee. I don't have to help cook this morning as my nieces are assisting...I only have to show up at noon to eat.

No shopping for me on Black Friday...it's too stressful. I've already bought most of my presents for Linda. Mostly have to buy stocking stuffers and something for the furbabies.

Tomorrow Linda I celebrate 31years together. Tell you what...I never thought anyone could put up with me that long. Of course we have only been married for 1.5 years but Linda informed me we had to celebrate BOTH anniversaries. "Happy wife...Happy life"

Gold...hope you get over that bug. There is nothing worse than being sicky over the holidays. I know that's when I usually get something but it isn't fun. Take care!!

Have a great day ladies!

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Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
If you are traveling, be careful and return home safely!

Thank you to all of you for the thoughts, prayers and healing wishes.

Gold - This bug sounds nasty and lingering! Take care of yourself and prayers and healing to you that this thing loosens its grip on you soon and takes flight.

DG - Thank you. My parents live with me and they are as much of a support to me in times like this as I am to them. I have been babied the last few weeks. LOL

I sent the formal request to authorize wire transfers next week so I can wire my down payment and closing costs Wednesday. I think I will set up the first one to transfer Tuesday (there is a $50K limit on domestic wire transfers and my down and closing is more than that) to the title company then do the rest Wednesday when I get the final numbers. I should have those by Tuesday but right now still only have estimates. Even with my taxes and insurance (replacement insurance) on the house escrowed my monthly payment is less than my rent! and the house is over 3.5x bigger than the apartment!

Have made the calls mom requested to her and dad's doctors for refills and updates on referrals for various procedures. It has been a busy morning. I am happy I actually don't have anything to catch up on here at work!

Be safe, be happy!

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Hello and have a great Thanksgiving. I know I am grateful for all of you. This relationships could not have happened before computers and technology. So I guess I grateful for those things too.

I am not going to eat goat either. I've decided to stay home and my daughter has gotten us a turkey. I'm also staying home because I haven't been able to shake this bug.

I need to go out today and get some meds then it's right back home for me.

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Good morning friends;

If you are off today good for you and I hope it turns out to be a productive day for you. I would like to have had this day off to now that I have things to do for the dinner. I'll get them started tonight. I can do 2 things tonight and 2 things in the morning and then I'll be ready to go enjoy the day.
Looks like we may be getting rain tomorrow, that's ok I don't go out and play football on Thanksgiving anyway, LOL !!! Higher temps today 50s and still sunny.

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday friends, share your thankfulness with others that may not be.

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Good morning....

Sorry..
I'm not gonna eat goat. I'm not really into different foods...don't like rabbit, any wild game, bambi or goat. I had pet goats...couldn't do it myself but not preaching...I know it's a delicacy. Which is hypocritical cause I love chicken, beef etc...it's in my head I'm sure.

Anyway..Short day then off to the gym for a pre-Thanksgiving workout. If you are traveling be safe!

Just love that Ellen was honored by President Obama. She is a wonderful giving person! What a fine representative of the LGBT community..kudos.

Have a great day!

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Hello lady friends;

I've been trying so long to get on line and hopefully I can now, so here goes, wish me luck. Sit back pour a drink cause I have lots of notes to post, LOL !!!

Oh dear Gold this bout does not sound good, PLEASE take it easy and just get well soon hon. GOAT ??? really ??? wow is this something you have had before? I guess the stuffing will just have to go in a casserole dish this year huh.

Cheryl it is so good that you are having a fun time with your Mom. Now don't be to hard on her; let her win once in a while, LOL. This farro/SP dish sounds good, will you share the recipe with us one day? When will you be back home?

Cat, I know what you mean about the pants but you know what you need to do and I'm sure you will do it. I weighed on Saturday but forgot to up date the chart will try to make time before the weekend. If not we will just have to start Dec off on the 4th with our numbers. Good idea to take tomorrow off if you can, it is the start to the holiday and there is always something to be done. You action plan sounds right on target, so your best to stay with it. I hear you about the state of whats going on since the election and I must say I agree with you but I can't do anything about it other than pray. If you have ideas that can actually change things let me know, I'd be interested in hearing about them. Till then I'll keep reminding us all of good things we can do. It's how I stay calm and stress-free.

Carol good for you as well for getting a head start on your time off. BTW, love your holiday pics on FB !!!

Dear Cirra - wow girl you are really holding it together or at least it seems like it on this end. I don't know how you're doing it. I wish I was there to be with you. I give good hugs and listen well too. That's a lot to be going thru, with your health and then to have the new house issues on top of that too to deal with. That's just too much for a person to handle hon. I hope you have a support system close at hand. Please know you are in my prayers. Know that there are things to be thankful for so your heart feels warmth.

Glad tomorrow is my last day to work and tomorrow evening will start prep for items I'm taking to dinner on Thursday, reduced fat cheese heart healthy biscuits, a healthier version of pumpkin pie dip and apple slices, 2 types of cheese one of which is reduced fat and Naan crackers and; not light at all Choc Truffle Brownies that I'm making in mini muffin sizes. I wanted to contribute so this is what I decided on and my SIL is good with it all. Takes just a little pressure off of her I hope. I'm going there early to help her out and dinner is at 5pm.

That's it from me tonight and I'm, sorry it took to so post. Good night and sweet lovely dreams to all you fine women.


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Hello my friends,

Cirra, hang in there emoticon emoticon I'm sending prayers and healing vibes from the PNW. Please keep us posted. And I'm hoping that things move along with the current owners of your soon to be new home. What kind of remodeling are you planning? I hope you and your family have a peaceful holiday.

I think I'm going to take tomorrow off. Our dean always lets us go home around noon the day before Thanksgiving and it's just not worth 2 hours commute time to work 3-4 hours. Nothing can't wait until Monday. Maureen's family and mine will be converging at her house at 2 on Thursday. 8 adults, 1 baby, and 1 small dog Juneau. She's not letting me help much, and I can see that the dishes are old family favorites. Lots of calories and fats. I'll be roasting some veggies and making an apple pie. I think mindfulness will be key. Really enjoy my portion and let it be.

Sorry if I'm Debbie Downer but I have to say I'm getting more and more anxious about our world each day. I've been trying to stay positive, do my prayers, and keep remembering all there is to be grateful for. It feels like a corner has been turned and a new reality is coming our way. Whatever that is it seems to be filled with turmoil. I am so glad to have this place to come where Debigene reminds us daily to count our blessings and pass them on to others.

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Yeah, welcome back Cirra. I am so sorry about the cancer and your lymph node.Please try to keep us informed. I worry about you. It's a pisser that the former owners aren't letting you in. Makes me wonder what they are hiding.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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Hello ladies.
It has been a while. There has been a lot going on with all of you and with me as well. Surgery was the 10th and I got back to work yesterday. I am still getting tired very easily. Complete thyroidectomy but no cancer in the parathyriod. However, they got part of a lymph node taking the thyroid out and that did have cancer cells present. I am going to need to have radioactive iodine treatment (they tell me it isn't a bad radiation treatment) to kill off the thyroid cancer that started to migrate.I will see the endocronologist on the 29th to discuss that step. There is concern since I am highly allergic to fish and shellfish. I can topically tolerate iodine with no reaction but we don't know if it will cause an anaphylactic reaction. Lots to talk about with the doc next week.

Closing on the house is set for the 30th and the sellers have not been cooperative with letting us get in so the general contractor can take the needed measurements for the renovations. Not a happy camper on that front.

Not much else going on in my world. Sounds as if everyone has plans for the holiday!

Gold, get to feeling better. It was probably good you didn't head to TX since our weather is bouncing between warm and cold. That probably would have made you sick again! Take care!



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Good Tuesday friends,

I took notes last night when I came in to post but before I could do so my computer would not co-operate so I will do so tonight since I'm running out of time this morning.

Make this day as healthy as possible, be mindful of all the yummies coming around on Thursday !!! You know you'll want to indulge at least a little.

Stay positive and be kind to others. Remember to be thankful of all things in your life.


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Good morning....

I'm going into work early today. I've decided I'm leaving early tomorrow. I want to get an early start on the weekend.

Not a lot going on...just preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a great day!

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Marvelous Monday all...

Farro/sweet potato dish sounds deliciousCheryl. Glad you are having a great visit with Mom! Yeah, that photo is from the party.

I tried on the brown cords I wear every winter and cant get them buttoned. Uh oh. And I totally spaced on weighing in this weekend.

Came in on the bus this morning for the first time since last July. It was pretty good although the first step is a doozy. Since Im not using the cane Ill have to ask the driver to lower the bus for me. Decided I was ready to give it a try and besides Ive been feeling guilty that Maureen breaks up her day twice to drive all the way to campus. What a doll. Shes still going to be picking me up after work. That way we will get to see each other more often!

That crud sounds like a bad one Gold. Weve got it going around here as well. Had it a couple weeks ago and it definitely lingers in the chest. Fluids and rest! Are you going to decorate when you get to Texas? Is your daughter taking the trip down with you this time?

Hope to see our other members check in soon. Have a great day all.
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Good morning PLOF,

Really enjoying my Mom's company the last few days. Smoked her at dominoes yesterday while watching football. 49er/Patriots had to play in the pouring rain just a few miles up the road, We didn't get the rain like they did.

I'm making the farro/sweet potatoe dish for us tonight. I know she'll really enjoy it.

Love your new picture, Cat. emoticon Is it from your birthday? What a beautiful day that was...sunny and fun.

So nice everyone is getting a little extra time off for the holiday.

I'm feeling more determined than ever to get these unwanted pounds off and be my fittest in June.

Gold, hope you feel better soon.
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Good Morning;

four days of being sick is getting me down. Coughing, headache, heart burn, kink in my neck, either freezing or burning up. My daughter has this too. So we are not moving around much. She stays in her room, I stay in mine.

I am glad you all seem to be doing fine. It is cold here too. Our high today will be about 36 degrees. We will get more snow tomorrow.

It is my grandson's birthday this year on Thanksgiving and because it's his birthday he got to pick the menu. They are having goat. I'm having trouble adjusting to that. Like where do you put the stuffing?

Have fun with your alone time in the house Debigene. Carol, I know you will enjoy your time off. Any snow down there? We haven't got any decorations up yet and I don't know if we will.

Gloria, I hope things are going better for you. Cheryl, do you get your exercise in all year round?

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Good Monday friends;

bbbrrrr ..... it's cold here, today's high temps just 45* and still blustery winds !!! The leaves from the yard are now in front of my door and the gate blew open and the recycle can is now in my yard and a chair in front of my steps !!! Will need to get things in the shed this weekend for sure. I will have time off to do things outside that need to be prep for winter. Rod and Ang are going away on Friday so I'll have the place to myself !!!

Wishing everyone a great start to the week let's do our best to eat and stay healthy in prep for the big day on Thursday. Be thankful and kind to others.



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Good morning...


Hope you ladies have a great week! I'm counting down to vacation.The weather is cold here but no moisture yet. Slight chance of rain tomorrow but thanksgiving looks to be nice.

Have a great day!

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Happy Sunday all,

It's dark, drizzly and cold here. I would love to see some of the white stuff here. Doesn't happen very often. Spending the day catching up on housework, more than enough to keep me busy.

Yesterday went to the art show with Victoria and Marcy. What a trip. This lady's entire house from floor to ceiling was covered with some of the works she spent a lifetime creating. Huge vaulted ceilings and the most amazing light. She is a very, very talented painter. Started her career as a Russian ballerina. Wish I could of afforded some of her work.

Maureen came down with a bad cold yesterday. It's always a bit more worrisome when she gets sick because of her illness.

Have some chicken breast in bbq sauce simmering in the crockpot for pulled chicken sandwiches to have with a big green salad and apple sauce for dessert. Reward for a hard day of drugery lol!

Feel better Gold - sending prayers that you get to that sunnier, warm weather ASAP. Congrats on the turkey DG, I"m sure you will do all kinds of delish things with it. Whoo hoo Carol, sounds like you have some fun vacation time planned. You can sleep in every day lol!!

Have a healthy, happy start to your holiday week tomorrow. Even though things have seemed to have taken a dire turn as of late I am still SO grateful for the bounty of my life.
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Just wanted to say Hi. I have been under the weather for 3 days now. Headache, neck pain, One minute chilled, the next overheating. Just have the rotten crude. Coughing, coughing coughing.

It is cold here. We did not get a lot of snow in our area, but up north they got 2 foot. We did not have to shovel, but what is there is frozen down.

I hope everyone is doing well. Say hi to Dusky for me. I love birds. I wish I could still have them.

How are you women on the west coast doing. Happy in holidays and love?

Gloria, please check in. Cirrea how are you feeling?

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Good morning friends,

I totally forgot to pop in yesterday before I went out. I did my morning SP emails and my start page and since no one had popped in yet I thought I'd wait and then got distracted and ended up going down to my Dad's. Hung out there with him and my bro and SIL and did not get home till about 10pm !!! Enjoyed the time with them. Dusky wasn't too happy but I will make up for it today with him. It is very cold and windy outside here today so I will probably not go out.

Carol I too only work 3 days this week and then I don't go back till Tuesday, so some nice time off for me too. In Dec I have the 23rd and 26th off for the holiday.

Will pop in later and see what's going on, hope everyone has an enjoyable day.

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Good Sunday morning ...

Sorry Gold you didn't get out of Minnesota on time. It's better to be safe though if you aren't feeling well! Happy birthday to your daughter.

We are only doing a turkey breast this year. My BIL has a commercial smoker...he does about 25 turkeys on Thanksgiving day so we reserve a spot. We go to my sisters on Thanksgiving day so the turkey breast is just to feed us over the weekend. I help my sister cook though.

3 more workdays and then a 4 day weekend. After that 3 weeks I believe then a nice vacation for me. I'm taking from 12/17 until 1/3....nice.

Getting ready for a Sunday morning workout...have a great day!





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Hi everyone;

WOW the turkey is HUGE !!! I bet it weighs 15-20 lbs !!! Will def make an awesome dinner down the road at some point. The facility was lovely and my co-worker may even consider working there PT. Glad the weekend has begun and looking forward to see what it brings my way.

Cat - yeah I bet you are felling Christmassy !!! I new love interest has that effect on a person !! Go with the flow baby !!! Enjoy your outing with your BFFs and don't fret too much over the weight issue. You know how to work it and will when it hits you to do so, For now enjoy the holidays as healthy as you feel.

Gold - darn too bad bout not getting out before the snow but if you are "really" not well enough just enjoy the snow falling and the warmth inside. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed the BD dinner too. If you want you can always get her something special at some point just for her, you'll know it when you see it hon.

Cheryl - that's a good idea regarding the L shirt reminder, very clever I think !!! I saw something in the news on line today about the airport in San Jose ??? I hope it doesn't interfere with your travels whatever it is/was ???? Be safe and have fun. BTW, love the quote, thanks for sharing it with us.

Gloria and Cirra hope you are doing well and that we hear from you soon.

Happy weekend ladies.

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Sorry to hear they've got you in MN and you're not on your way to Texas, Gold. Me, I'd love to be watching the snow fall. Hope things work out and you get going soon. The roast sounds yummy!

I'm wearing a size L t-shirt today and I really should be in an XL. Have to keep tugging at it but it's a constant reminder to be mindful about what I eat. Trying to keep good portions, etc. which will be easy to do at my mom's. Although dominoes and hot toddies are on the agenda.

Work's busy today (of course!). Trying to get out of here at 4:00 and will take light rail to airport from office. That gives me plenty of time for any unexpected delays I might encounter.

Off to have lunch/soup with a friend.

Take care and have a great day!

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Well Jeez,

I never got out of MN in time. My daughter didn't think I well enough. It's not a problem for me to make the trip, but until I'm better all my doctors are here. BooHoo.

Sounds like everyone has good plans for the weekend. I'm staying in and watching the snow fall.

It was my daughter's 55 birthday yesterday. I should have given her a party or something, but I couldn't think of anything much. She treats me very special and helps me a lot. But I go brain dead when it comes to giving to her. I did make her a roast with all the trimmings.

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Sounds like an interesting evening DG. Free turkey - yay!

Maureen and I were at Lowes last night picking up planter pots for the bamboo and I am actually feeling a bit of the Christmas mood this year. From the sounds of it she goes all out on the decorations and festivities.

Tomorrow Im having my first outing since last summer with Marcy and Victoria. Marcy has an old friend who is a painter and she is having a gallery show. Cant wait to hang out with my bffs for the afternoon.

Im going to get on the scale this weekend for the first time since before surgery and I have to say Im prepared to be chastened. I know Ive gained quite a bit and with facing the holidays its a bit overwhelming. I know that moderation and time is the key but I do love the pumpkin pie!

Its getting cold here too. We had upper 30s at my place night before last. Brrrr. Keep warm everyone!
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