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5/1/16 10:08 A

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Hi All, I've been missing since the 24 and didn't realize it. Something happened to my spark people program and I was so busy I didn't notice. I apologize. This week end I have one of my little great granddaughters over night. So for the past 24 hours I've put lego elf villages together and watch kids movies.

My daughter's stomach incision got infected so I am packing that 3 times a day with gauge which is hard to do.

Better go someone wants breakfast.

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5/1/16 9:06 A

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Good morning friends, Happy Sunday to all !!!

It's a rainy day here today probably all week ahead too. Oh well nothing we can do about it . I will give this day to Dusky and maybe some cooking ??? I know I'm gonna make banana bread, then slice it in servings and freeze it. My freezer is pretty well stocked at the moment with soups and such for meals in ahead.

Carol your DIY project sounds great. Something good to do together. My neighbor has a compost bin in the back of his yard as his does a lot of gardening too and I'm sure it is beneficial. I worry about rats as I saw one once out back eating the bird food I put out but haven't seen it since. We have owls and I hope one enjoyed the rat for a nice meal !!!

I adjusted the W/L chart as I didn't get a chance to do it due to my computer problems last week so those who part-take in the challenge take a look when you get a chance.

Ok ladies, my tummy is calling for breakfast so I'll pop back in later.

Enjoy your day in a healthy way.

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5/1/16 6:48 A

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Good morning ladies....


So far a pretty good weekend but not much rest. Looks like today will follow suit. I worked yesterday and after that had to make doggie bicuits for my furbabies. I did some work around the house.

I'm getting ready to head to the gym with my sister and later Linda has a DIY project for us. We are going to make a composte bin out of pallets. Should be interesting....Linda will have to supetvisr and I'll have to make it.

Have a great day!

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4/30/16 3:47 P

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Hi everyone;

I've had a very productive day so far. Tom came to do my brakes and told me it wasn't necessary. He checked all 4 and just ended up needing my oil change and that's all. The hold deal cost me only $40, 20 for oil and filter and he wouldn't take any more than $20 I'm gonna get him a gift card for dinner as an extra fee. He deserves it !!!
Then I went grocery shopping to Trader Joe's and Aldi's, put everything away and now I'm ready for a late lunch early dinner. Weather ended up being just fine for being outdoors running around. Little sun here and there and thankfully no rain.

Hope everyone is enjoying your last day of April.

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4/30/16 8:42 A

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Good morning PLOF friends;; Happy Weekend to all !!!

Carol sorry you have to work, hope it's a short one. I completely agree with you about the warnings. I'd think it would def be a vital part of living in that area during that season. Hopefully that situation you had last week doesn't happen often.

I'm finally getting my brakes done this morning. The mechanic is coming over at 10am to do the job right here. He's a great guy and use to have a mobile auto repair service but business died off so he can no longer do it full time and now works FT at Home Depot. I'm just glad when he is available !!! Afterwards I'll be running around doing my grocery shopping with 3 places to hit up for the bargains.

Enjoy the day friends as healthy as possible.

till soon .............

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4/30/16 4:47 A

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Good morning...


I dont think peole were disappointed at all about not having tornados. Most I know including myself were very grateful. But we have to make major, possibly life saving plans when these predictions occur and it is very stressful. I have no basement and have to travel to shelter with Linda and all my animals. Its difficult and takes a lot pre-planning. We depend on weather forecasters to be accurate....people have been killed when their warnings have been ignored at times of real tornado outbreaks. You know i understand its somewhat unpredictable but on Tuesday it turned out the conditions had changed and there was only a 10 % chance of a tornado yet no one told us. The weather channel was saying crazy things as the whole day went on...still maintaining we were in terrible danger of killer tornadoes.

Sorry to vent but its scary when we go through this....people talk about it all day at work...they are worried about their family, friends, their homes and their lives. I believe they have to be more honest....especially when they knew it wasnt going to happn! Next time people will doubt their predictions and that could be serious.

Sorry for that....i was a little bent about the whole thing.

Have a great day! Turns out i had to work today

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Hello Dear PLOF!

Carol, I heard grumblings about how the dire forecasts were made and then it didn't end up warranting all the precautions taken. You'd think people were disappointed there wasn't more havoc.I can imagine the stress of living in tornado alley can be overwhelming but what can you do?

Had a setback with the knee on Wednesday. Was feeling very confident as I'd been to work on Monday and Wednesday and it was really great, then on my way to the bus stop there was great pain and I wasn't sure I would be able to get home but did. It's depressing. I get so much more done at the office and I love seeing everyone. Watched a couple videos about knee replacement - scary. I need to get a good arm chair, everything I have now is too low and without arms and you spend alot of time (3-4 times per day) doing chair exercises. I really don't want to do it but I can't see a good alternative.

I joined the landscaping committee here at the condos and yesterday we had our first meeting which included a leisurely walk about the property to see what needs to be done. I made it half way and it was really fun. Quit before any big pain. They are frustrated gardeners like me and so we had lots of knowledgeable conversation about plant species and habits. Next we meet with the landscaping company to address some issues.

This weekend will be mostly just chores and some crockpot cooking. Seiko may come over and take me to the gardening center to get some new mint plants for the patio if I'm up to it.

Gold, Gloria, how's it going? Cheryl, thanks for the note. Hope everyone has some healthy and fun activities planned for the weekend interspersed with some much needed R&R.
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Hello dear friends,

I am so over this computer I could scream, but nothing I can do right now but bear with it. It was not running this morning that's why I wasn't here..... AGAIN !!! It is rare that I have time at work to pop in so when you don't see me know that it is PC issues.
Yesterday was my SIL's BD and they are having a celebration tonight upstairs. So I'll be heading up there shortly but wanted to stop in here 1st before I the evening got away with me.
Only plans I have for the weekend is to go grocery shopping, the weather doesn't look much good for anything else.
I called about the Dr's bills I got for my visit to the ER a while back $283 to see if I could get a discount and they reduced it to $141. I'm grateful for that and they will allow me to pay it in 2 installments. The ER bill $189 was covered by the hospital so I can't complain.

Carol glad you got your lawn done and can enjoy the weekend without that to do.

I hope you all have something fun or relaxing in store to enjoy your weekend as well.

Hope to see you in the morning. For now enjoy your evening.

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4/29/16 5:46 A

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Good morning...

DG...yes you did see that in the news. McConell AFB moved their fighter jets to another base to avoid damage. We really did get lucky as they forecasted a major tornado outbreak. They let school out early and cancelled many activities. Just shows that with all of our technology it still is unpredictable. Guess it's in a Higher power's hands!

Well i got the mowing done and the rain is on its way.Im looking forward to a nice weekend! Have a great day!

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Good morning friends;

Carol I wanted to mention that I saw on the news; last week I think it was when the weather was so threatening there, that they were moving some planes in your area to avoid damage. It just made me think of you and where you work. I hope you get the weekend off.

I am very excited about my friend coming in June. The day he leaves is the day my nephew gets married. It will be a busy week for sure but def a fun one. I've never taken a full week off since I've been in this job.

Another day to be thankful for so will do my best to be appreciative for it. I'm low on healthy produce so glad it's pay week.

Hope everyone has a great day !!!

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4/28/16 5:57 A

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Good morning. ...

I am fortunately going into work an hour later today....its slowed down temporarily and I'm catching a break. Hoping that I get the weekend off as well.

Tonight after work I have to mow...its going to rain again tomorrow and for the next 5 day but nothing severe. Tonight seems to be the only night I can do it. I'm really not looking forward to that...i like to rest after work.

Have a great day!

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4/27/16 7:08 P

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Evening friends;

Internet is still sketchy but I'm doing my best to deal with it. I really do need to look for a new computer soon.

Carol I too am very glad you were in the clear of most of the bad weather. When I saw it on the news last night and this morning I said prayers for your safety right away.

Cat hope you held strong and enjoyed your salmon lunch.

I had a busy day at work and am trying to get back on track after my BD and a few aggravations I had to deal with and are thankfully behind me now. Weather here is cloudy and gray for the next few days including the weekend they say. So will just have to make the best of it. Good news is my friend from Belize is coming to visit and staying with me the middle week of June. I already got the approval for the time off, YAY !!!

Well I hope everyone is doing well, sounds like it is, so have a good evening ladies.

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Hello all!
Carol, glad that really bad weather decided to pass you by.

Going to grab lunch at the cafeteria today since I'm here and take advantage of the wild salmon and spinach salad. I'm feeling my sweet tooth calling so better go before I get too hungry and my willpower is still strong enough to avoid the dessert case.

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Good morning.....

I am happy to report that we dodged the severe weather.I dont think there were any tornadoes but Wichita got pounded with hail, high winds and heavy rain.We live 15 miles west of Wichita and we got rain only. It got close but considering it was supoosed to be a major tornado outbreak we all were fortunate.

DG...glad you are back and hope all those intetnet problems get straightened out.

Have a great day!

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Glad to see you here DG, wondered what happened! Hope everyone had a healthy day.
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Hey there friends,

So sorry for my absence but we lost internet service sometime on Saturday. My brother doesn't even have his land line phone service in the house. Thankfully I have my own billing for that so I still have that connection. We may be lucky enough to be restored today, will find out when I get home.

I've read all your post to catch up but unfortunately I can't chat long on here at work but I just wanted you all to know what's happened to me. I'm sending you all good wishes regarding what is going on in your lives tight now including - Brenda's Happy Birthday, Carol and Linda's Anniversary, Cat's ill fated plants and thoughtless neighbor and Cheryl's back to normalcy at home.

Hugs to all until I can get back here and thanks for understanding.

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DG, computer problems?!

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Good morning....

Going back to work on OT. I am not looking forward to a long day. And then the bad weather... Sure hope it bypasses us.

Have a great day!!

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You are an awesome wife Carol! You really spoil your Linda. Hope the scary weather is a thing of the past for a long while.
Cheryl, congrats on getting the house back. OMG yes I do on the talks and talks. Drives me crazy. I mean take a breath already and enjoy some silence. I hear that extroverts have real trouble with that and I'm so the opposite.
Back at the office again today where everyone wants to catch up when I've got so much to do. I get caught up in it though with the lack of socialization I've been experiencing.
Today John's obituary is in the Seattle Times. It's actually his birthday as well. Sure miss that guy.
Brought a healthy lunch - homemade soup and several kiwi I bought at Costco in a huge package. A real treat. Dinner will be left over pulled pork from last night and a whole wheat roll and Nutribullet. Hope to get home and see my little trees still doing OK. Decided I should replace the potting soil this weekend to give them a better chance of survival.
Later dudes!
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emoticon Brenda, enjoy your day. So glad you had a successful visit with your sister.

emoticon to you and Linda, Carol!

Oh, Cat...your neighbor is NOT very neighborly. I have such a hard time with people that don't see the bigger picture. And defensiveness is really not okay when you've cleaned your dirty patio onto someone else's place. Okay, I don't want you to get riled up and hopefully she's learned a valuable lesson. Sounds like you handled it well.

We're finishing up with company today. After I work out at the gym, I will go home to two less people. OMG, do you know anyone who talks and talks and talks? I'm a good listener and I don't like a lot of talking but it's in the details - as in too many unnecessary details in the story line. And what about quiet time. You know, when you don't talk?! But, that was the worst of the full house so we did a good job.

Of course, I'm ready to get back to my calm routine which includes healthy eating and getting my fitness in!

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Good morning all,

Woke up this morning with someone licking my face...Georgia, our little rescue dog who slept in the other room last night needed to go out! Something to be said about the morning smells as the world is waking up! Got my sister's breakfast and lunch cooked and packed while I enjoyed my first cup of coffee.

Cat, I am sorry about your plants and for the young woman upstairs who has no common sense. I am glad you addressed this situation with her and hopefully she will remember the next time.

Happy Birthday, Brenda!

Gold, are you getting any rest?

DG, I hope you had a wonderful weekend?

Time to get my day started with a walk to the park with my dogs! I hope everyone has a mindful Monday!

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Good morning....

emoticon emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDA emoticon emoticon

Thank you for all the anniversary wishes...i slept in until almost 7...quite relaxing. I bought Linda a dozen long stemmed roses yesterday and as soon as she wakes up we will go on our little road trip in search of something for her gardens. I also bought her some coloring books... She's really into that. Later a quiet dinner and a bite of our wedding cake... we froze a piece of it... Per my sister for good luck.

We've been enjoying the bounties of our labors from the raised gardens. We've eaten radishes and green onions.. They are great tasting so far.

Bad weather here yesterday but we dodged it... Tornados and large hail. Tommorrow we are in the bulls eye. I just love the weather this time of year... Today is beautiful though.

Have a great week ladies... I'm not thinking about it (work) till later!

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Happy Birthday Brenda! Have a great day. Glad things went well with your sister.

Happy Anniversary Carol . I hope you and Linda have a great day and many more anniversaries.

Gloria you are a moving person.

Cat, so sorry about your plants, I hope they survive.

Debigene, did you get any relaxation in this weekend?

I know I am missing some great women here, but I'm tired. Please excuse my forgetfulness.





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Happy Birthday tomorrow Brenda! emoticon
And glad you had a great anniversary weekend Carol, more to come tomorrow.

I am angry right now. My upstairs neighbor whom I've never met until today, young woman named Amy decided to clean her deck with a toxic mix of Kaboom and Dawn dish liquid. I'm sure its very clean but as the voluminous amount of water came pouring off her deck and into all my plants I watched aghast from the living room. I"ve been flooding them with buckets of water - there are 2 trees in pots I've been nurturing for about 5 years and thenvarious smaller pots and several large ones with my mint crop which was starting to take off even without alot of sun. I am hoping against hope that the 2 trees don't suffer from chemical burns, the mint I'll have to discard. I don't want kaboom tainted tea.

I calmed my breath after it was over and went up to talk to her and what looked like her grandpa and grandma helping her. She was very defensive as she might be. She said she didn't know there was "anything down there". Wouldn't you look? I don't think people really think sometimes. I feel like if they do die - and I'll be pretty sad about that that I should give her the bill for replacement plants and soil. What do you think?

OK, that really got my heart pumping as I ran back and forth with buckets from the sink but no matter how many I poured in the soil still foamed. Gosh.

OK, thanks for letting me vent. My plants are like my pets so I get pretty protective I guess.

Yesterday I joined a vegetarian/vegan team. I've been watching videos about plant based diets. I dont think I could ever be 100% vegan but I def want to incorporate making veggies and fruits the predominate part of my diet with less dairy. I bought some gorgeous beets yesterday and boiled those and then added a splash of vinegar. So yummy. Will have those for a couple days lunch this week.

K, enjoy the rest of your weekends :-)
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Ladies...

Well good afternoon. I've been pretty busy today so far... Went to the gym and after that I finished some yard work for Linda. Now I'm resting.

We've had a nice anniversary weekend do far. Tomorrow is our actual anniversary and we are going on a day trip. There's a town about 35 minutes away that has statuary, fountains etc for the yard and we will purchase something to compliment all the little gardens we put in. Linda will like that.

Storms are headed our way tonight and on Tuesday we are expecting severe weather. I do not like tornado season! It makes me uneasy.

You all have a great day!!

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Good morning!
My sister and I had a great visit; we talked so much more than we have before: we learned that we hold different memories of the same events; that we have the same health fears; and that we really do care for each other. She was a wonderful support on my walk (in the pouring rain). We laughed all weekend. I'm hoping to get one more walk in before the weather heats up. Then I hope to swim in the apartment complex's pool all summer and resume walking in the fall.

Since my birthday (68!!!) is tomorrow, do you know what I'm doing today? NOTHING. I'm not cleaning anything, washing anything, shopping...wait, I am putting the chairs out on the porch and sitting. How often we forget that doing nothing can be the best thing for us?! Luckett is at work so I have the whole day to be quiet, to read, to meditate, and to be grateful for who I am and what - and who - I've got in my life (and that includes you, my friends).

Signing off in my nightgown and bunny slippers (which I'm going to be in all day!),
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Good morning team of wonderful friends; Happy Weekend to all !!!

I know Carol isn't it great hearing those little tweets in the morning? I just love hearing them. Good you got some extra zzzz's in today as well. Have a wonderful anniversary weekend.

I have a few house chores to get done today and then I'm not too sure what I will get into. Maybe go down and hang out with Dad, not sure yet. He mentioned he wanted to go to Walmart so I may check in with him to see if he went yet.. I will just go with the flow as the day goes along. Tomorrow however I am going down to Ft McHenry to walk with my friend Linda , then drop my car off for the recall repair on Monday and then she and I will have dinner out with my last BD certificate. Somewhere in all that some time with Dusky.

That's what's going on in my world ladies, have some fun yourselves/

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Good morning...

What a wonderful day. I slept in until 6 and woke up to the birds singing. Linda and I have yardwork to do today so we will be outdoors. After that we have 2 days to celebrate our anniversary. I already feel better.

You ladies have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!!


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Hello everyone, SOOOO nice to see so much going on.

Gloria you made me LOL !!! I'll just try to keep up if I can. I'm sure it will all work out to be fine. Just go with the flow I say !!!

Gold let's just say when you get to D.C. give me a call, LOL !!! Traveling the US in an RV has always been a dream of mine. I don't like to fly and do love try drive. I don't think there's any better way to see the US either. BRAVO to you for not eating the CB eggs !!! Now is time to get a new scale. I was wondering the same as Cat about your location to Prince's home Paisley Palace? I don't know anything about distances in your state.

Brenda are you tracking your steps also to P-town ??? Curious about that.

Cheryl you just keep going strong with your fitness girl, Good for You !!! Go ahead, have a little Happy Hour tonight, just a little now.

Cat, I never owned any of his music but I did like most of it. Did you ever see his movie Purple Rain? I might check it out sometime. I can't say I recall the Super Bowl event. I hope your calves loosen up soon maybe an ice pack would help ??? Maybe you can use one of those electric chairs while shopping at Costco if they have them available ??? Keep up on those freggies girl.

You can def count on a call when I get this new phone .... if it works in my house !!!

My day at work seemed like it would never end so glad to be home for the evening. Dusky is beginning his molting period and is full of pin feathers. They hurt and makes him moody. So I am trying to be considerate of it all for him. I help him preen when he lets me but again it can be painful if I get to close to the base of the new feather coming in. So I just let him take care of business on his own.

He's just about ready for bed right now, so I too will say good night to all.


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Ive been listening to Prince on YouTube since I heard the news. So shocking when someone with so much talent and potential for creating more amazing art is all of a sudden gone. Has it come out yet what happened - other than a bad flu? He is one of my all time faves, his guitar work is virtuoso and I believe he was self taught. Anyone else remember the Superbowl halftime show he appeared in in a powder blue jumpsuit, matching shoes, electric guitar in the pouring rain? Wow!! Gold, do you live near the Paisley Palace?

Glad things are going well with the visitors Cheryl. Good for you for sticking to your gym plans with Terri.

Gold, youve been so very active the past few months, no wonder your energy level is up! You are a powerhouse at getting things done. I hope Mary will be comfortable in her new place. Is it near you? And hope when you get your RV you plan a trip out here to the West Coast!

Gloria, I think Golds statement of the plans for today are really apply to you and Trish. Things change daily for you guys.

DG may your phone what you are hoping for! Look forward to one of those long distance calls!

My calf muscles are so tight from the extra walking this week and I cant seem to get them to relax. Really pulls on the knee. Seiko is coming by to take me for a quick trip to Costco for fish oil capsules and coffee - haven't been there in months and it's a bit daunting thinking about how huge it is. Hope I don't overdue. Chopped up enough fruits/veggies for about 5 nutiribullets so those will be ready in the morning the next few days. Its worth spending the time ahead of time.

OK, nothing else here. TGIF!
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Been watching the specials re passing of Prince. I didn't realize the giant of the man inside the talented performer. R.I.P.

How special for Linda to have been there at the beginning.

That's great news that you're feeling a bit better these days, Gold. Keep getting that water in.

Wishes to you and Trish that everything works out just the way you want it to, Gloria. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing.

Brenda, sounds like you are really putting the efforts in for fitness. WTG!

Things are going better than anticipated with houseguests and as expected, I'm at the gym after work. I got out for a late lunch and walked yesterday in the beautiful weather. Felt a little sluggish so chased the dragon for 45 minutes (game on bike), did some stretching and a little more on the treadmill. Have been requested to come home right after work this evening for happy hour, but Terri and I have plans to go to the gym in the morning.

DG, Carol, Gloria, Gold, Brenda, Connie, Windeagle, Cat and Kat enjoy your day!
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It is a dreary day here today, no sun and the temp is 45 degrees right now. But it still feels good to be home. I love it. My doggies love it and my daughter loves it. All is good. My daughter says I'm losing weight, but our broken scale has disappeared.

I don't know why but I have more energy lately. I'm cleaning more and eating a little better right now. I hope it continues. Last night for my snack I had some pistachios, and when that didn't hit the spot I ate 1/2 an orange. Now you have to realize there are Cadbury eggs on my desk. But I just didn't have a taste for them. I am also drinking a lot more water, huge amounts for me.

Gloria, I always say "the plan as of today" because in my family things often change. For some people that might be stressful, but at my age and concentration ability it's exciting. This week the plan is that my daughter and I are going to buy a big-as- RV and starting next year just travel around the country. We will see. She use to drive Semis so I would feel safe.

Debigene, our move to DC probably won't happen for a year. She has to stay here till January before she can transfer to another level. Then it looks like we may only be there for 6 months.

Brenda, I wish I had a goallike your's that I would do. That I would do is the key words here.

I forgot, I have to run with my daughter to her doctor's. Talk to you later.

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Morning,

Trying to keep up with the story is sometimes difficult for me as well! Trish is still coming to Chicago in May for a week and then taking the dogs back to SD. I was going to drive back with her and stay for a few weeks and then both returning to Chicago before she headed to Korea. As I write this morning....Trish is still coming to Chicago and heading back to SD with the dogs. Not sure where she is going to live June 1 since the new owners will be moving in!
Stay tune for the next move!!!!

Feeling sad about Prince right now! I am still in shock!

Gold, what a wonderful, wonderful friend you are! I am glad Mary is in a better home now!

Nothing much going on here today - here is to a fine Friday!

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Good morning and TGIF friends;

Gold so glad you and Mary are back safely and that she is settled close to her son. You are a wonderful friend. Get yourself some much needed rest now.

Carol enjoy your time off and how can you even think Linda would hesitate to spend time off with you,
I am sure it will be a treasured gift to her. Happy A to both of you, enjoy the long weekend together.

It's a beautiful morning here, the birds are so cheery with voice this morning. Dusky and I love hearing them. Chance of showers but temps @ 70.
Everyone is in shock over the death of Prince, it's all everyone is talking about. Such a talented loss for sure.

Have a lovely day friends, make good choices in all you do, stay active, strong and positive.

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Good morning...

RIP Prince. Wow.... That was a shocker. Linda lived in Minneapolis-St.Paul in the 70's and saw Prince when he was first starting out and playing clubs. She's always been a fan... So sad.

Well... I'm not sure what we are doing Monday for our anniversary. Linda has a lot planned for Sunday. I really want to surprise her but I don't know what to do since we might be doing it Sunday. I do know my gift of time spent with her will mean a lot.

Have a great day!

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Hello all,

I'm back in MN now. I flew home with Mary this morning. She is in a nice NH now. It is only 5 minutes from her son's house. I had to get up at 1:30 this morning to get her dressed for the Med Van, then a 4 hour drive to Tampa Airport. I'm use to going to bed at 1:30, not getting up then. We flew back 1st class.

Now I just want to go to bed and watch TV. We got Mary's condo all emptied out and packed for the movers on Wednesday.

Congratulation Carol. Gloria, when are you headed out to visit Trish or is she coming to you?
Debigene, thanks for reminding me to be thankful. Cat, that great that you won with your sticker print. Brenda P-Town is getting closer. Kat, can you make me a friend?

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Hello dear friends;

Good news today as I got an email from the safelink phone people that there is a service upgrade in my area and I am eligible for a phone upgrade as well. I am very happy about that since I can't use the one I have now while at home. I have to leave the house and go about 4 blocks before my service kicks in now. It will be great to be able to use the cell phone from home so I can have long distance service !!! I also think the new phone may be a version of the smart phones ???? We shall see, it should take about 10 days before I get it they said.

Brenda - YOU GO GIRL !!! walking, the Y, and a nutritionist, you are well on your way for a new lifestyle. We are routing and cheering you on to P-town. I am sure all will work out well with you and your sister, as you said when we get older we find more need to the closeness of our family members. I can completely understand and relate to that.

Gloria warm thoughts are with you hon as you have made it thru the 1st year. I found it was the hardest as each day was a new one without her. August will be the 2nd year my Mom passed.
Good news for Trish (and you too) that she will be staying in SD at least for another year. But where will she live since your house sold? on base ?? I'm a little confused is she with you in Chicago now with the dogs? I thought you were going to SD in June to spend time with her. I'm sure I've just misread something at some point, LOL. So much going on in the team at times.

Cat - BRAVO !!!! the sticker is awesome !!! I'm not surprised it won at all. I agree with you SP does have some pretty darn good recipes. I've tried many of them and most were excellent. Wo knows maybe you will get a chance to do some gardening on the new committee, you never know but will surely find out. I hope you can.

Ok my eyes are going cross so I need to say good night.

till soon friends.

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Hello Awesome Village!!

Good thing you remembered your anniversary Carol! A whole year already, hard to believe.

Gloria, thinking about you and your mother, how nice to have those reminders. Good news about Trish. Shoot though you just leaving there and not being able to be together.

Came into the office today again so that makes 2 so far. So busy and I can get more accomplished here than at home.

Made some yummy chicken last night and used a great recipe for BBQ sauce off the SP recipe website. I forget sometimes how many good and healthy recipes there are. I know my mood is getting more positive when I actually enjoy cooking again.

We had our monthly HOA meeting last night. Im always surprised at how few people come. I think its fun (although sometimes repetitive when people dont pay attention and ask the same questions twice!) but I learned a lot and overall the people are friendly and interesting. I even joined the newly formed landscaping committee. I miss gardening so much, I think we advise the board, not actually do the work but Ill see when we do our first walkthrough around the property next week.

Also, little bit of fun news, I submitted a couple entries to our University of Washington Q Faculty, Staff & Allies Affinity Group for this years stickers that will be passed out by all the University folks marching in Seattles huge Pride Parade and guess who won! I believe a Starbucks gift card and some other gifts are involved.


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Good day to all of my PLOF friends!

Heard from Trish yesterday and found out she will remain in SD for one more year unless there is a need some where else. As of today she is no longer heading to Korea! I am grateful and feel blessed she will remain state side until further notice. Trish will take the dogs back with her in June for a few months which will give my sister's cats a break! I will remain here is Chicago and visit through out the year.

Yesterday marked a year my mother passed away. I feel closer to her now than I did before and could be the daily reminders at the house. She lived with my sister for 7 years before going to live in a nursing home.

I am heading out to do some weed work and then head to the gym! Have a great day!

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Good morning, All,
Am gearing up for my chores...my sister is coming tomorrow to drive on this weekend's walk to P'town. Luckett suggested I might try some "new blood" for a change on my walk. This will be interesting because my sister and I only get along for short periods of time and we'll be TOGETHER for over 24 hours! But the older I get, the more I want contact with my family. So I'm thankful - and surprised - that she agreed to come. I'll probably get one more weekend walk done before summer heat shuts me down. The weather's been bright and sunny but that cold wind off the water.... Still working out at the "Y" and seeing a nutritionist. She's helping me with food choices based on my income and what I really buy at the store. Let's face it - I could sit on either side of the nutritionist's desk - we probably all could - so I'm grateful to have found someone who can "keep it real" for me. And I've had to admit to myself that I'm slowing down - and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes I still get caught up in my own invincibility though. Well, I'm off to do laundry, vacuum, straighten up - you know, the things you do only when someone's coming over!
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Good morning friends;

Good for you Carol and Happy Anniversary to you both !!! Sounds like you will make it a special surprise day for Linda too.

Kat I see your post on the wall this morning and want to congratulate you on your progress. Keep doing what is working for you and you will continue to succeed !!!

Have a thankful day friends, stay positive, and make healthy choices in all you do. We are a GREAT team and we are strong TOGETHER. It takes a village and we are an AWESOME village.

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Good morning...

I am taking off early Friday, have the weekend off, and am adding Monday also. Monday is my first anniversary and I forgot about it till this morning. Thank goodness I remembered while I still have time to do something. I'll surprise Linda... She doesn't know I'm off Monday.

So one more 10 hour day then some rest. Tomorrow I'm getting a haircut and going to the gym after I get off. That's a good way to start a weekend.

Have a great day!

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Hello friends;

Another good day of healthy eating under control today for me. Wish i could take Dusky out for a walk with me but that's just not doable and I really have to spend time with him. Our exercise together is dancing, he likes country music and likes to be on my shoulder when I dance. Birds are strange creatures, they need a lot of attention and boredom can be very unhealthy for them. They pluck feathers out that don't grow back and that alone can cause sickness. I would have to use a credit card to cover any expenses needed if he had to go to a vet. So I do my best to keep him as healthy as possible. One main ingredient is sleep, so I make sure he gets his 12 hours of sleep.

Today I got 2 belated BD gifts at work,a $20 gift card from a co-worker and a beautiful book of devotions from a nun that I care about. Just made the day a little more special.

Gloria I hope you found or will find, time to rest and relax. Don't over do those work outs, just do what you can.

Gold have a safe flight back with Mary. Where will she be headed when she gets back to MN ??

Enjoy the evening ladies, and sleep well tonight.

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Hi all,

Pretty tired last night after being at the gym last night. My sis and I are doing this "beach Body" program I found on SP on T / Th's which takes about 45 minutes to complete 3 sets. Went to the store and then cooked dinner. We decided to take today off and just relax.

Cheryl, I love the picture of you and Terri! Congrats on the 16 pants!

Glad everyone is doing well - enjoy the wonderful weather where ever you are!

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Good morning to all. Quick note, as I have to leave for the NH. Mary is so excited about going back to MN. We will leave the NH at about 3:30 in the morning on Thursday.

Have a great day.

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Good morning friends;

Carol I love hearing when you DON'T work, cause it seems so rare and that means you are taking care of yourself more. Yes I know you always seem to make the time for your fitness but that's work too so I'm very glad to hear you 'working' on your rest as well !!! BRAVO to you and Linda and your organizing efforts for your garden and good to hear she is doing well.

Looking ahead to a day with healthy food choices and as much movement as I can get in. I'm prepared for both.

Make your day as WONDERFUL as it can be, go the extra mile !!!

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Good morning....

It's still raining here and we need it. No complaining from me. I made it to the gym yesterday after work and my fitness is on track even though I'm very tired. I'm taking off early Friday and NOT doing the weekend. I just can't get rested working so much So... I'm going to take care of it.

Linda is doing well... Her gardening is keeping her busy. We've already eaten some green onions from the garden and they were delicious. It's looking really good... Much more organized from last year.

Have a great day!

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Evening friends;

Cheryl congrats on your size 16 clothing, I so want to be there soon. WOW $47 parking ticket that does sound high, can't wait to hear this story !!! I hope the court sees your side too. I cleaned outside yesterday so I hope I can enjoy some time without the mosquitoes from my neighbors frog pond ..... gggrrr, maybe they aren't out yet ???? It would be nice to just sit out there with Dusky in his outside cage, but might just have to wait till the weekend to give it a try with him. Sorry you didn't get to walk at lunch but I'm betting you'll make up for it tomorrow !!!

Cat darn the transit people !!! It's not like they take surveys or polls from the users before making changes right ??? Well I hope it doesn't end up being a big difference for you. Are you still thinking about getting a car? Maybe it's a good sign that you were not too sore today after extra walking, how is the knee feeling? Any better at all??? Good luck again tomorrow hon. Be careful. I do hope this handiman guy is reliable too. I would never be comfortable with someone I didn't know or that a friend hadn't recommended. But I know I'm still behind the times with doing things like that, it's just me.

I had a very busy day back to work today but it was fine and went by fast. I made good food choices and didn't eat anything extra that I didn't bring with me. Dinner was soup, 4 stuffed grape leaves and a Heart Healthy Bisquick biscuit I made and had frozen. Will aim to stay on track thru the week.

That's all from Charm City friends hope you all have a pleasant evening.

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Hi everyone! Those checking in regularly and also those who arent. Hope everyone is enjoying some Springtime weather. We got up into the low 80s yesterday I believe and it will last again today.

Cheryl good luck with the parking ticket - sounds like a lovely evening last night. Gold you are such a jetsetter these days. You really have alot of energy. How are you getting Mary back to Minnesota? Glad things are looking better for your daughter and son-in-law. Debigene, knew you would have a great birthday weekend celebrated by many and good job on being somewhat mindful of your indulgences!

It was great to get back to the office and my 2 computer monitors. Everyone was happy to see me and vice versa big time. I made it through the entire day and came home and feel asleep in front of a movie at 8pm! A lot of transit changes going on in Seattle now with the opening of a new leg of our light rail. Both of my morning busses had changed their routes since I last rode which made me wonder if I was going to get where I needed to which I did! They even moved the bus stop I take home to what seems like much further away which was only about a block, I didnt anticipate that. For me it was definitely a workout! All in all it went well though and not too sore today. Im going to try to make it in again tomorrow.

I still need my front door replaced so I searched on Yelp and found a handyman who will come later today to give me an estimate. I also want him to put up my drapery hardware in the living room there are so many holes where friends and I tried to install it. There are so many obstacles behind the walls with electric that I gave up. Im also looking into installing a storm door and screen on my deck slider door. Hope hes as good as the reviews said!

OK, have a great rest of your day!
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Looking forward to the day. Can't walk at lunch though because I'm heading to the courthouse to fight a $47 parking ticket. It's not the money but the principal. I'll let you know how it goes.

So beautiful and comfortable out on front deck last night with beloved nephew. Hope he gets his life straightened out. Could smell our lilac bush - until we lit the citronella candle. emoticon

Bought new slacks, shirts and sweaters (for layering) over the weekend and am wearing today. Size 16 khaki's fitting very nicely. I'm ready for our warm weather.

Hope to get to the gym tonight.
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Good Tuesday morning friends.

Gold it is good to hear your son is doing better and home I'll continue prayers for both him and your daughters recovery. I am sorry to hear she now has an infection at the drain sight. Stay up on that.

After a great BD celebration I really am looking forward to getting back to my healthier routine of eating; altho' I didn't do TOO bad. I have to admit sweets are always my downfall when I indulge since that's I what normally try to eat less of. I did not have my cake last night but I did have a frozen yogurt but with toppings emoticon . Today will take me back on track.

I hope you all have a great day as well ladies, let's stay strong together and be kind to others.

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Have a wonderful day. I'm off to work early and running late. After work it's the gym!

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Hi Everyone.
My son -in -law is doing better and out of the hospital, although he is still forced to take it easy..My daughter is healing nicely. She is at home. They took out one of her three drains and now it looks infected. But she is holding up.

I am down in FL. Flew down today and on Thursday I will be flying back with Mary. She cried when she saw me walk into her room. She is such a sweet woman. Most of her clothes have disappeared during my absence. She really is not a happy camper with this NH.

Cheryl where do I find your picture with Terri?

I am very tried as i had to get up at 4 this morning to make my flight. So I'm going to bed.

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Hello dear friends;

Yes it was an exhaustingly fun 3 day birthday celebration all 3 very full !!! Was very happy to sleep in this morning with another day off which I needed just for me !!! It was a beautiful day with nice warm temps. I got out back and clean my walk way and steps from lots of dried leaves that I've been tracking in the house. I broke up lots of broken branches the lawn service guys piled up on the sidewalk so I did get some activity in. I roasted about 10 potatoes and froze bags to share with my bro, cleaned Dusky's cage and gave him lots of me time too. So it was a good day for me.

Sounds like everyone is doing very well with Cat getting back to work in the office, hanging out with her new neighbor, Cheryl having fun with Terri and getting ready for company. Gloria anticipating Trish's arrival and working it out with her sister at hand. Do hope Gold's brother is doing better, Brenda's still walking to P-town, Carol working in her yard and catching some relaxing time at home. and we are all waiting to hear from Connie.

I'm having one last celebratory meal of a real beef burger and since I didn't have any BD cake or candle to blow out I'm getting a single slice of cake as well tonight.

So signing off for the evening ladies. I do hope you all continue to make strides toward your healthier lifestyles this week. Enjoy a pleasant evening with those you love.


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Good morning all!

Nice picture of you and Terri Cheryl! And how strange to not see DG here this morning. Hope she didn't party too hardy :-)

Made it to work and folks glad to see me. Kind of wore me out and was hot on the bus but the sun felt really good. Lots of shorts and sandals. I guess I better get those short sleeve shirts out tonight.

Have a great day all.
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Cat, hope your trek to the office goes well and so glad Emily is turning out to be a very nice neighbor!

Good job on getting to the gym, Brenda. Consistency is a big part of my successes. Hope you had a great day at the beach! Sounds relaxing.

Gloria, you're doing an awesome job and I'm happy to know you're settling into a routine that's working for you. Your sister sounds like she's doing what she can to adjust to a healthier lifestyle and I'm sure she is so grateful for your presence.

Okay, birthday girl - sounds like you did it up right over the weekend!

Connie and Kat, hope all's well and you'll jump in when you can.

How's your son-in-law, Gold? Did I miss the update? Is he out of the hospital?

Nice you got some rain, Carol. We've been having such lovely weather and this week is going to be up to 80 (maybe) but warm and dry so I got out in the yard last night and soaked everything.

I've been busy, busy, busy and company is arriving today. We're going to have a house full for a week and then three of us until Anthony moves on (a couple of months?).

Posted a pic of me and Terri at Seahawk 5k fun run. I'm sucking it in but am down another pound or 2 and feeling good. Terri hurt her knee a couple of days before the walk but was well enough to keep a good pace on Sunday.

ABBA was fun! Lots of people dressed in period clothing (some with huge afros). Next year, I hope to dress - it's just more fun that way.

Wishing us all a great week!!
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Good Monday morning....

Just stopping in to say hello. It rained all day yesterday an is still raining. We had 3 inches yesterday and we sure needed it. I needed the rest. I went to the gym in the morning but pretty much rested all day. It was nice!

DG... Did you have a good birthday? Cat... Hope work goes good for you. Don't overdo it!

Have a wonderful Monday!

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Hello all!
DG hope all your birthday weekend was fabulous!
I'm going to go into the office tomorrow for the first time in about 6 weeks. Will try one day and see how it goes. I'm feeling pretty good. Just had a beer on the patio at my neighbor Emily's place. She's a lesbian too, probably about 40 who just moved up from San Fran. It is a beuatiful evening here and we're supposed to get into the 70s the next few days. Time to get out the warm weather clothes!
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Gotta say....I lIke Cats or Kats!! :)

Up early and headed to the Y. Oh.. yesterday was crazy....i didn't even get on Sparks. I worked from 5-11 and when I got home I had to get out and get the yardwork done before the rains hit. It's going to rain for the next 5 days and I had lots to do. It was windy and blustery but I got it done....took me several hours and was a good workout!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Hi, All,
The weather is warming up but the wind is still out of the northeast over the ocean and is cold. Been getting to the gym every other day - this next week is school vacation so I'm going every day. We're going to take our big covered beach chairs to the ocean tomorrow; ahh...to just sit back and listen to the waves on the beach... who cares if we're wrapped in blankets!
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Morning all!

Just got back from our walk to the park with the dogs. They seem to really enjoy the fresh air and new smells! Always appreciate when my sister can join me and take one of the dogs.
The weather is finally warming up and I can leave my winter coat at home when walking to the gym. It has been in the 40's and 50's these past few weeks during my walks so no more need for gloves and hats!

DG, I am sending you wonderful wishes for your birthday! The wine festival sounds wonderful!

Cheryl, I love, love, love ABBA! Tell us all about it! Wish we lived closer to you and Terri!

Gold, hope everything is settled with the bank? Wonder if it happened while you were in Florida? I make it a point never to tell folks I am from out of town especially if I am purchasing items from the store.

We are not 100% sure where DW is heading and wont know for another few weeks. She is getting everything ready for Korea since this was the assignment given to her. Her Commander is still working on another location. I am going to return to SD and help move what is left of our stuff to a new location after June 1and hope to return home by June 17.

I guess that's it for now going to head outside to do some yard work! Have a great day everyone!





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Welcome Kat! we are kind of fun. AND very supportive.

Happy Birthday Debigene! Enjoy yourself. Wish I was there to enjoy your day.

Cat, Do what you can,, do not push yourself into pain. It's okay to set our pace where we can manage it.

Carol, Is there any way you can turn down overtime?

Gloria, Any idea yet where your wife will be stationed. Enjoy your trip back to SD.

Connie, are you taking care of yourself?

I will be flying to FL on Monday, and will be coming back by Thurs in the Med van. Sorry for people I've missed in this email. Brenda you just keep walking and trying, I always miss you when you are not around.

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HAPPY WEEKEND friends !!!

I wish you all a healthy fit fun time.

Gold I hope all get str8nd out with the bank matter hon.

Cat just do your best hon, you can't ask for more than that.

It's a beautiful sunny day with temps in the high 60s, great day for a winery festival !!!

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TGIF PLOF!

Ditto to everything Cheryl just said! And welcome Kat emoticon (This is the other Cat).

I'm trying to force myself to be more active to get the mood up. The grey day isn't helping but I did get in a workout with my bands and stretching this morning. Gotta keep the muscles strong for a faster recovery after the surgery.

So sorry to hear about your bank account Gold. That shouldn't happen to a giving person like you. Hope the wheels turn quickly in getting it fixed.

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Want to say welcome to Kat in Sac. We now have two in our group Cat and Kat - nice that you have different first initials. emoticon

Cat, glad you are feeling a little bit better. Weather is supposed to get and stay nice so I hope that helps too.

Kat, please join our PLOF community and post if you can. We'd love to get to know you and support you in your journey.

Oh, Gold, so sorry to hear your sil had to go to the hospital. And just add those steps manually to your fitness. Hope you get your bank account straightened out. emoticon

Brenda, how's it going at the Y?

Gloria, I know you had to miss that one day with the trainer, but did you go back? I might have missed that post.

Hello, Connie - how goes it? Hope all is well for you and your family!

Carol, hope you get some down time soon. The firm I work for just announced it's offering early retirement. Unfortunately, I don't quite meet requirements + I don't have a bank roll to subside me until SS kicks in. Dang!

Hope you're having fun on your vacation, Windeagle, and good job getting your steps in.

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Happy Birthday Debigene! Have a great birthday weekend. Enjoy.

The past few days have not been great. My son-in-law went into the hospital due to a med reaction. Someone hacked my back account. I have discovered that I get most of my steps walking in Hospital hallways. Today I want to work outside for at least 1/2 hour.

Cat, take care of yourself. All of you should take good care of yourself. Have to go check with the bank again.

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Good morning and TGIF friends;

I want to thank you all for the awesome BD wishes, I'm looking forward to all the fun ahead with family and friends.

Wishing you each a day for of healthy options available to you and as much activity that you want.

Keep smiling ladies and stay positive for a great new day is here and so are you !!! Let your sun shine thru to all !!!

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Good morning...

I'm running late but DG want you to have a wonderful birthday weekend. You deserve the very best!!

Have a great day all!!

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Greetings PLOF,

Carol, take care of yourself. DG, thanks for the reminder about how important it is to be grateful for our many blessings! And Cheryl, I am very grateful to you for volunteering your help you are a dear.

I am feeling better today and enjoyed a nice walk out in the sunshine. Just took it slow and stopped to appreciate all the flowering trees in their full PNW springtime beauty!

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Hello all my PLOF friends;

I hope you all have had a FABULOUS Friday. My day flew by which was a surprise as you know that last day before some time off usually drags. I am really excited about my BD weekend, here's the run down ...........
Friday going to lunch with my Dad at Fogo de Chao, then we are heading to the casino since it is downtown as well. My bro Brian is meeting us at the casino.
Saturday up early to go to a winery for a Brew and BBQ Festival there, that my friends Donna and Carol are taking me to.
Sunday my friend Karen is picking my up at 9am for a surprise day with a VIP event at the the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. I have no idea what the event is all about so will fill you all in when I can.
Monday I will probably just do my grocery shopping and recoop !!!

So happy for you Gloria that you will be getting to spend some time with your sweetie soon. With your kind heart I am very sure you will make a good decision with the coins but keep us posted.

Time to put Dusky to bed and settle down for the evening. Hope yours is enjoyable.

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Morning,

Carol, being retired has many perks except I find myself having to work harder to keep my weight down! Target was a very physical job which helped keep my weight at goal for the last 5 years. This is one of the reasons I walk to the gym and take our dogs for 3 walks a day.

DG, I know those who come in contact with you are very blessed. You bless us everyday with your heartfelt words!

Trish is coming to visit in 21 more days! Cannot wait to see her and hug on her a bit! I will drive back to SD with her ( she is driving a trailer with some stuff to Chicago) and drive back the little white car. Probably will stay a week or two before I head back.

DG, what plans do you have for your birthday?

Time to get moving on the house. Took the dogs to the park so they could run their little hearts out! Going to make this a habit everyday - sleeping like a baby right now!

DG, you have me thinking about what I can do with the money...!

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Good morning friends.

I had such a loving experience with a visitor yesterday at work that it overwhelmed me. It's those kind of moments that let me know I am doing the job I am meant to be doing. It is not everyone that can touch someone or be touch by someone on such a regular basis and that makes me sooooo very thankful for the job I am blessed to do everyday !!!

Carol I am sorry you are wearing yourself out at work. Remember you MUST be kind to your body and get the rest you need. Work and the extra money will be there when you are gone !!! I'm sure Linda would rather have you !!!

I am very THANKFUL that I have had the opportunity to get to know you all and make you a part of my life.

Have a day full of being grateful for all the goodness in your lives ladies.



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Good morning...

Work is wearing me down.... I worked 10 yesterday and probably will the weekend also. I'm exhausted. We are going into our busy time and I'm not sure our new Manager can do anything about it. Very few people work OT but I am typically working alone so I'm one of the lucky ones :) I NEED TO RETIRE!


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Evening friends,

It was a nice day at work today and food choices were good ones too. Breakfast was cold cereal today with a banana of course, lunch snacks were, a cup of seafood salad, sliced cucumbers, grapes and yogurt. Dinner tonight was clean the fridge out, a cup of split pea soup, a cup of broccoli salad, some frozen Chinese dumplings I steamed of yeah and some fresh made guacamole (had to use up the avocado before it went bad). Not sure all that was so healthy tho'; def not portion wise. Will try to do better tomorrow.

Cheryl, so darn nice of you to offer to help our Cat. You earn the kindness of the week award !!!
I made the veggie,egg and turkey sausage muffins this weekend, so great to have on hand from the freezer when breakfast must be fast !!!
Don't let that cookie deter you hon, you're doing great !!!! Keep walkin' !!!

Gloria you are really doing a great job of creating a new habit, well done girl !!! A good idea for those found coins may be to pay it forward somehow. I bet you can come up with a great idea !!!
I think it a smart idea too not to speak to much on FB regarding most things myself. I prefer to air my 2 cents with that's I know. I never know how someone I don't know is gonna take things I say that weren't intended the way they are rec'd.

Well on that note I am going to say good night, make a "short" phone call and relax. Public service work is so brain and emotionally tiring !!!

Sweet dreams to all.

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Good afternoon all,

I am just amazed what I read on Facebook especially about the LGBT community. I have to be mindful of my responses for the next 3 years or until my DW retires! Way to go to Bruce and Brian Adams for cancelling their concerts. I did post today to a grandmother who said you cannot be a christian and gay...there was no riding the fence. I asked what she would do if her grandchild was gay? Going to hell or forcing therapy? No response as of this morning!

Walking daily to the gym is becoming a habit and a profitable one at that! Today I found 58 cents bringing my total to $3.45 in these past 2 weeks! Several times I have found a handful of coins right next to each other! My sister has a jar of coins my mom found when they would walk the dogs. The jar is almost full and will have to decide what to do with the money!

Guess I better start picking up the house so I can take the dogs for another walk before heading to the gym!

Cat, hang in there I know this is all going to workout the way it is meant to be! Keeping you in my thoughts!

Hugs to everyone!

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Been getting to the gym (broke a sweat last night) and getting my steps in, but I have misplaced my tracker - again!! I got 13,000 steps in Saturday on our trip and took it off my shoe and put it somewhere. Guess it may show up when I clean house this weekend.

Breakfast was an egg/veggie muffin with turkey sausage.

Cat, thoughts are with you to feel better soon! I'll take a day/night shift on the weekend if you can pull a team together. emoticon

Ate 1.5 cookies on no treat Tuesday emoticon I need to try harder about saying no to cookies/donuts in the office. But, I'm down on the scale this morning and my clothes are hanging nicely. Never did get into those jeans I got last year (not far to go) but I ordered a pair of slim jeans (one size larger than what I'm wearing) and they fit very nicely. I will wear them to ABBA Dance event on Friday night.

Windeagle, where in California are you vacationing?

Thanks for being so great PLOF! Everyone of you!
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Good HUMP Day morning friends;

I'm looking forward to going back to work today, my routine is so much better for my healthy eating habits. When I am out of my element I have the tendency to lose control. I want to get a grip on that problem.

Cat I am so sorry to hear what you are going thru' and wish I was there to help out. Do your best to keep your spirits high, prayer is always a good start. Believe and have faith that things WILL work out and they will.

Gold I take it you sent the pic to Mary and she is the one who liked it ??? I can understand why she would !!!

Carol 9 is indeed better than 10 but 8 would be better still !!!

Cheryl, Gloria, Connie and WindEagle, will see what you have to say later, LOL !!!

Have a GREAT Wednesday ladies, stay strong !!!

�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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Good morning

Welcome Windeagle...glad you are here. This definitely is a lively thread. It's a great place to come every day for a daily dose of inspiration and some chuckles too.

It was a beautiful day yesterday... Perfect. I went to the gym and didn't get outdoors but it was nice. I'm working 9 hour days which is better than 10. I hope to get a break soon.

Have a great day

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Hello all,

Sorry I've been MIA as far as posting. I have been keeping up with reading your posts though and love to hear what everyone's up to. Debigene, so sorry for your brother's loss.

I'm going to keep it short and just say that I'm dealing with a bout of depression which makes most efforts seem overwhelming. All I'm doing is keeping up with work and then taking my mind off things with Korean dramas. I did have an appointment yesterday with a 2nd surgeon (2 hour bus ride both ways) and he put me on the surgery schedule for May 16th. The hurdle is that I need someone to stay with me day and night for at least a week and I don't have that person/persons. Staying in a rehab center isn't covered by insurance. If I can't figure it out in time I'll wait until Joe comes home in July/August and will be staying with me. Not how I want to spend the time I'll have him here before he goes back to China.

Oh well, such is life. Thanks for listening and letting me wallow. Take care all,
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Welcome Windeagle!

Not much to say today. Just trying to organize my room and bring some order back into my life. My computer is acting up and that always puts me in a foul mood. The weather is suppose to get up to 70 in a couple of days. THAT WILL PUT A smile on my face. I sent her a picture of me and apparently she liked that.

Have a good night.

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Welcome Windeagle!

DG, thoughts are with you and your family. It sounds live it was a lovely service. emoticon

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Afternoon everyone and welcome to you WINDEAGLE !!! So nice to meet you and have you with us.

This may be the most active thread here on PLOF but it is def active !!!

I am so happy that my tracker is syncing again to SP. Seems an updated download was required and no one informed me ???? Who knew ?????

Well the weather ended up being beautiful today which made it easier on the funeral. The service in the funeral home was lovely for Sherry and at the grave side short. I learned many positive things about her I had no idea from her past that def gave me a more pleasant and understanding of her. My brother held up well enough considering his loss. He will def need my support and comfort. A yummy lunch at a local restaurant was provided by her brother in his grand style.

Looks like Spring may be back in the picture for us again; just hope it stays that way !!! 2 more days to work this week and then the birthday celebrations begin !!! I can't wait for what's to come !! Will surely share with all of you.

Hope everyone has had a good day and that a pleasant evening is ahead of you as well.

�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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