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OMG, What a difference a day makes (Hey, kids, isn't that a song?!)! Thank you, thank you for all your kind and motivating words. I spent the day with Luckett being gentle with myself. Ate and drank healthy. Rested. Then got sick from the 90 degree heat.... But today I'm good. Just finished a wonderful dinner cooked by Luckett (If Sara Lee doesn't make it, neither do I!). Just wanted you to know how much your caring means to me.

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Good Sunday friends;

Nothing to really add to last night's post so will just wish everyone a day full of good healthy choices in all you do and some fun and relaxation with those you love.

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Hello everyone;

It's been a fairly productive day for me. I got some cleaning up done out back, and dusting in the house, a load of laundry, went to the store and picked up a few things for Brian and his laundry, came home and did that for him to take back home tomorrow; then went to Walmart to look for a new pair of pants for work, no luck there, stopped and got a frozen yogurt then back home again.
Rodney and Angie are having a cook out tomorrow and Rod is going over to p/u Brian to spend the day out of the house; I have chosen to spend the day with my friend Linda and weather permitting we will go t to Ft McHenry for a nice walk around the harbor then go have a bite to eat somewhere.

Gold I have had trigger finger in my thumb for over a month and the whole joint just aches. I've been wearing a brace of sorts at night that I got from the pharmacy. It helps some but I can't wear it at work during the day as I am constantly taking it off to use hand sanitizer. I've been told I should get those shots too but will eventually need surgery on the tendons. I hope you have luck with the shot, please let me know. Sorry it doesn't look like you will be able to meet up with me, but maybe we can try to work something out somehow ?????

Cat I've been told it is hard enough at this age to meet someone new you've been so fortunate to keep working at it and still meeting new people. That says a lot to me so keep on working it girl, you never know if the right one will come along, and in the meantime enjoy the search !!! Congrats on getting those steps in girl !!!

Guess that's it for the evening I want to touch base with my Dad before calling it an evening.

Enjoy yours.

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Hello,

Brenda, like everyone has said we've all been there. Tomorrow is a new day to make new choices. Just make a change in one small bad habit and then with that success you can tackle more. Sounds good, right?

Gold, hope you and Debigene can make a meet up happen while you're there! And fyi I'm back to maybe one person. I spoke with CD#2 for the first time last night by phone, we made a plan to meet up on Sunday for coffee and then she called this morning to say she didn't think we would work out. I have to give her credit for calling instead of texting to let me know. Unfortunately I was in the shower when she called so couldn't ask for any enlightenment on what was the turnoff. Maybe best not to know.

Had a great day with Seiko, found everything on my list and had a healthy Thai lunch with lots of veggies, tofu, and chicken. Have enough leftovers for 2 more reasonable portions. Feeling happy that I got more steps in than I have in ages today. We must have crisscrossed Lowe's 5 times before I found everything I needed!!

Cheers - have a Super Sunday everyone.

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Good afternoon everyone. My daughter and I have gotten into the 3D movies at IMax theaters, so today we went to see Alice-Through the Looking Glass. Then we went grocery shopping and came home. Sue made a great chicken pot pie for dinner.

Yesterday I went to the doctor to have my thumb checked out. It has no cartilage and a lot of arthritis. He said I could get a shot in it or get a new thumb joint. I said I'd take the shot and brace. It seems like the simplest course of action. So he gets everything ready and then says" I have to warn you this procedure really hurts" so I told him "Well I have had shots in my shoulders and it was to bad" He said this will be worst. He did not lie. It was awful. Next time it's a new thumb joint.

This morning I spent over an hour trying to get my computer to go to google. So I didn't get the check in then.

Brenda,I know I get upset with myself too. I promise myself I will do better,and sometimes that works, but there is always a slip back. Then it's harder for me to get back on track. I guess I'm the only one who can make decisions about how I want to treat my self and my health. Someone on Sparkpeople wrote a blog about a month ago that was so go it kept me on trap for over 2 weeks. I should have printed it out, cause now I can't find it.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I went and decorated the graves last weekend. My dearly departed mother always believed we should do it ahead of time, so people coming on Memorial day would know our deceased ones were love.

Debigene, sorry about the overlap of my visit with the boys from Belize. My daughter is picking up my ticket and lodging while I'm there so I didn't have much of a choice.

Carol, glad yourt weather has slowed down.

Cat, 2 people now? WOW girl. I too, hope you find a nice car.
Everyone else I 'll catch you soon. take care.

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Good morning.....

The sky is blue and the sun is shining! We got a 1 day reprieve...tomorrow it is rain again for a week.

So....i went out this morning at sunrise for a 4 mile walk with my sister. Gotta enjoy this beautiful day while I can. I was very pleased to hit 2,000 fitness minutes or the month. I wasn't sure that would be obtainable given the long hours I've been working. I was happy to meet my goal.

Linda and I wil be taking out flowers to our parent's and my grandparents graves later. Sad but it's something we do every year. When my Mother was alive she always made sure there were flowers on Grandma and Grandpa's graves. There is no one else to do that so Linda and I take care of it.

We are grillng later...i guess we are cramming all of our MDay activities in today while the weather cooperates! You ladies enjoy your day and weekend!

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Good Saturday morning friends;

Brenda don't let this morning rule your day hon, I do know how you feel. I think we all have mornings like that at times. But the truth be told it's all really up to you to shake it off and I bet you can do it. The pool really sounds refreshing even if it's just to sit along the edge with your feet in it enjoying watching the others freeze, LOL !!! We can all relate to talking the talk at times too, at least I can vouch that I do. It's the honest truth and then I just have to ask myself why and remember how far I've come and how great my success has made me feel and most importantly how much healthier I am as a result !!! No way to I want to fall back to those days. Sometimes a little self pep talk is all it takes and of course sharing it with others in the same boat helps tremendously as well.

Have a fun day out and about with Seiko today Cat.

I'm not sure where this day will take me yet. I'm just gonna go with the flow.

Have a great Saturday friends.


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Good morning, All,
Having a streak of 80-90 degree days - but cool morning breeze still floating in the open balcony doors - birds singing - sunflowers on balcony finally poking through the dirt - also have moonflowers, morning glories, geraniums, and gerbera daisies. Today's task is to pick up Luckett's new bike: violet frame with blue trim on wheels! She's so excited....

Truth be told I'm so disheartened by my inability to consistently make healthy food choices. I talk a good game but then I invariably give in to the monkeys on my back. I can't even think of what to write I feel so... ineffective... downhearted... and worthless right now. My body is in such pain all the time that I don't want to go out and walk or strength train or physically do anything (I do them but I pay for it). Oh, do I hate starting the day like this. Surprisingly, at my recent annual physical I found out that I'm in good shape - for the shape I'm in! Go figure.

Thanks for listening - some mornings are harder than others. The good news is that our apartment complex's pool opens today. Now...if I can only make myself get in that cold water!

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TGIF everyone!

Well DG, let's see a new picture of the new doo!

Cheryl, you are rocking the fitness! Checked out the menu for Tilikum Place, looks like a great place. Carol you just keep being the weatherwoman, we worry you know. And I had to look up the term straight line winds. Yowzer.

This door project has been never ending. They had to craft a custom size doorframe from scratch. Finally got it done today but need to wait for a hot dry day to come back and paint it.

I was able to spend some time out in front of my living room on the slope picking off dead rhodie blooms. They were really bugging me while I was sitting at my desk working and the landscapers hadn't gotten to it yet. Garden cleanup is very satisfying.

Nothing more to report except doing a bit of shopping at Lowe's with Seiko tomorrow and we'll go out for lunch. Fixing cod, a baked potato and green beans for dinner as soon as the guys get out of here. So hungry!

Hope everyone has some fun and active plans for the holiday weekend,
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Good afternoon on this lovely warm Friday friends;

I just returned home from lunch with Karen after I got my hair cut. Same style just shorter, it had been since Thanksgiving that it was cut last so it was def due !!!
Bro Rodney took bro Brian to his back dr and he seems to think it is an upper nerve issue. Brian has to have a Cat Scan done early on Tuesday morning 7:45 !!! I'll get up and drop him off it's right on our hospital campus and across the street from his house. I can return home and do my morning routine then pick him up and return him home then go to work. It will be a rushed morning but no other solution.

Carol hope you're enjoying your day off whatever you may be doing, I'm sure Linda will be doing the same. Glad you are so aware and mindful of your weather conditions hon it does give us who care and worry about you some peace of mind.

WOO HOO to you Cheryl on a job well done with your GOLD award !!! Keep up that good work girl. I have confidence that you can do it !!! Gotta love the tracker !!!

Well I want to do some chores while the spirit is moving me so will pop in later.

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And good morning to you!

Got gold last week and crunched the numbers to find out what I have left to do to get gold this week. Been good at getting my 90 exercise minutes each week, but now I want to really focus on a streak of gold medals. Having my tracker is key to my success. If my exercise is good, nutrition usually follows suit.

Appreciate you all very much and continued good wishes to you all for health and happiness and whatever else floats your boat.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend.

Heartfelt special thanks to our military men and women who sacrifice(d) so much for the rest of us to live free in this great country.
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Cat, I forgot to mention the restaurant. It's Tilikum Place Cafe.

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Good morning ladies....


I'm enjoying some nice coffee today after a pretty good nights sleep. My furbabies are enjoying me this morning. Lucky is especially appreciative since it was 2 years ago this weekend that I plucked him off the highway. He was loving on me..afterall I'm the only mama he knows.

I feel like a weather reporter. ..no tornadoes last night. YAY!! But those straight line winds. .WOW! They were flippin unbelievable...70mph! We have no damage other than some small limbs down and some things knocked over.When we know we are headed for bad weather we put most everything such as lawn furniture indoors to avoid damage. Unfortunately. . Ths afternoon brings more storms but not tornadoes.. . .just high winds,heavy rain and hail. Pretty much the whole weekend is a bust weatherwise.

Caden got my lawn mowed yesterday before the rains hit...sweet boy.

I'm getting ready to hit the gym. ..Then grocery shopping. Linda has a date with a 4 year old grand niece. She wants a fairy garden like Aunt Linda's so they're going to buy a plant so she can plant it..sweet! I'm passing on that excursion!

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Hello my friends;

I'm sitting here with a nice glass of red wine having some conversation with you all. Just imagining we are all sitting around hanging out together. emoticon

That's right Cat you are the only one that can make the changes you need in your life, so BRAVO for taking the steps.And glad you feel better today as a result of it !!! Keep us posted how things go with both the CDs. Yes I'm sure it is time to let the financial strings go with Joe so you can prepare to get and enjoy a car for all those necessary and fun things to do. i bet it happens sooner than you think it will. Hope all goes well and complete with the contractors hon.

Gloria sure looks like things are moving forward now, such good news about the house. Next will be good news about your computer resolution.

Carol yay for 4 days off, stay safe and enjoy if possible.

Cheryl I am so happy to hear about your nephew's new job, good for him. You'll have to let us know how it goes. Enjoy the gym tonight.

What's everyone got going on for the holiday? Anything?

I'll know more about mine as it moves along and fill you in.

For now have a good evening and if you're working tomorrow I hope it goes by quickly. TTFN

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Terrific Tuesday Terrific PLOF!

Good job on the brisk walk DG! And hope you still avoid the extreme weather Carol. So glad to hear about Anthony Cheryl that is great news. Which restaurant is it? Sounds like he is getting back on the right track and how fortunate he has you guy to give him emotional support.

Last night when I got home from work I started settling in in my usual way. Watch the news, rustle up some dinner, sit back down for a movie, drama, or book. Lately Ive been doing that and find myself falling asleep, waking up a couple hours later, getting up to get ready for bed and then not being able to fall back to sleep until many hours later.

I found myself suddenly saying out loud if you want to change your habits, you have to do things differently. So dinner first, get ready for bed, then sit down and chill in front of video. Sure enough, I feel asleep around 10 and slept all night. Duh! Feel so much better today.

Thanks for the encouragement re CD! The problem is that she doesnt give me much chance to interject. Now there is a CD #2 wanting to meet up this weekend. Which I just realized is a long one because of the holiday on Monday. Hoping to see my bro as well and do the shopping trip with Seiko.

I really am getting excited about finding a vehicle so I will be able to go see Chris (bro) more often and be able to get out and about more easily, especially in the evening. There have been definite benefits to not driving the past 5 years and it wasnt really an issue while I was still in good shape but I think the time has come. I reviewed my finances and Ill have to cut off Joes monthly allowance but its probably past time and he has encouraged me to do it.

Contractor is here now to put on the permanent front door, hope it goes smoothly.Have a healthy day everyone :-)

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Sounds scary, Carol. Keeping good thoughts that you, Linda and your families are safe.

Cat, I was thinking the same thing as DG. You may have done this, but like DG said, if you offer up some tidbits, CD may take it from there.

Congratulations on the house closing date, Gloria!

Am happy that my nephew Anthony is now gainfully employed full time at a cute and popular restaurant here in Seattle. We walk by it at lunch sometimes and its consistently packed to capacity. And, now that hes employed, he wont be at the house cooking and Terri and I can get back to our regular routine. Although the ribs he made last night were very yummy accompanied by a spicy cauliflower dish and I made a caesar salad with lettuce from my garden. But my preference is to be at the gym which is where Ill be tonight.

Hope your brother is feeling better, Debigene.

Hello to all and happy Friday eve.

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Good morning....


Dodged the tornadoes last night but tonight it'll be worse. I live in South Central Kansas near Wichita. Last night it was Northern Kansas that got hit and the night before was Western Kansas. Tonight we are in the bullseye but you never know...sometimes the weatherman is wrong. Kansas had always had this type of weather....sone years are worse than others.

DG....This is our Friday! Sure glad you put the idea in my head to take Friday off. Good call!

Have a great day!

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Hello fine friends;

Hope everyone has had a good day.

Gold, that week is the week my friend from Belize is coming to stay with me. I may be available on the 12th. Let's talk about it.

Cat good to hear you had a good knee day and a car for you sounds GREAT !!! I hope that works out for you hon. Maybe "CD" is waiting for you to offer up info about your life to her ???? I bet she'll have lots of question to ask you to keep that conversation going then. Just a thought.

Brian got released today so I took him home today to his house after I got off work.. It didn't work out that they could get him into a rehab facility for therapy but they will call him on Friday to schedule an eval to come and discuss his needs and such. I only hope he follows through with it all. I will certainly be there to encourage him along the way.

One more day to get thru at work and the long weekend begins and it looks like the weather will co-operate as well. NICE !!!

That's all I got ladies I'm ready to do dishes and put Dusky to bed and still have time for a brisk walk around the neighborhood.

Sweet dreams ladies.

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Hi all,

As of today the house is going to close in mid June. Heading to Nebraska for a few weeks until we can get into our new rental mid July. Packing all day and getting a few gym visits here and there.

Carol, I think of you everyday I hear about the weather in your state. Glad all is well!

Gold, we are in Rapid City, SD and would love to have you visit! I am going to house sit in Nebraska at the end of August and thought we might be able to meet for breakfast / lunch in Sioux Falls? I will keep you posted as things do change on a daily basis!

Still having problems with the computer - will post when I can!

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Hoping the storms pass you by Carol. So scary. Hope you and DG get to meet up next month Gold what fun that will be!! Gloria, I finally gave up on fighting Windows 10 wanting to install on my laptop and took the leap. I havent felt any difference except the start menu changed a bit. Gold, so glad Charlie was located! I think you could write a very amusing and philosophical memoir based on your day to day happenings.

Its pretty cool here, have a polar fleece vest on and long sleeve shirt. Was definitely cool at the busstop even with a raincoat. Its a good day knee wise, I actually walked down the hall and forgot to bring the cane. I just have the candycane type cane, Ive seen the 4 legged ones and think how great that would be as mine falls over no matter what I lean it up on and doesnt have any kind of wrist holder.

Just had my annual review and it was pretty much the same as the past 17 years worth. I found out we will get a bit of a pay increase in September so Im thinking that might be when I get to purchase a new used car. Id like an older Prius.

My fridge is bare so Im going to ask Seiko to take me grocery shopping this weekend. Also Home Depot for spackle and maybe a dept store for new black work pants. Dont want to get too ambitious. Was also thinking about asking coffee date over for dinner as well. I feel like I should give it one more chance but it bothers me that she doesnt ask me questions about my life.

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Carol, has the weather in Kansas always been so stormy. Or is the news just better. I'm like Debigene, every time they say Kansas I think of you and hope you are safe.

The doctor upped my stay awake meds, so maybe I'll be able to finish this post in one setting.
I also have to go back to PT. Old bodies take so much time and attention.

I will be in Frederick MD from June 12- 17, I hope to get a change to see Debigene while there.

Maybe I should put meeting all of the active members of this team on my bucket list.

SD isn't that far.

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Good morning friends; Happy Wednesday to all !!!

Carol I saw those warning and scare on the news last night and I thought of you as soon as they said Kansas. I can't always remember what part of Kansas you are in but just the name itself makes me think of you. Glad to hear you are safe and sound this morning hon thanks for letting us know. I'll pray for your safety tonight.

Cheryl good to hear you have some awesome plans coming up, sounds like much fun indeed.

It's a perfect day here in Charm City temps in high 80s and a day full of sunshine. I really want to get out tonight and take a little walk.
Not sure what the day will bring with my bro Brian he may be going home or he may be going to a rehab for therapy. I think that would be best for him. I stopped by his place last night after work to check on his kitty and OMG, his place is an absolute mess !!!! I'll keep you updated as I know.

Breakfast is calling so gotta get moving here and get my day going. Do what you can to make this day as healthy as possible ladies. Stay positive and be kind to others with your smile.

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Good morning I think...

Oh my.... the weather last night. I got no sleep because of the tornadoes and storms last night. The weather radio went off all night. At one time there were 15 tornado warnngs in Kansas. We didnt get any tornadoes here but had a very severe electrical storm around midnight. Its supposed to be worse on Thursday night....i think I'll just take the whole day off Friday.

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Hey PLOF-

Nice evening here. I came home and walked with Terri around the neighborhood to get the last of my dots on my tracker and, of course, feel so much better than just landing on the couch.

Getting excited for June. I bet you are too, DG. emoticon My mom's coming to sit with the furbabies while we're in MT and I have a 4th of July outing planned for us (dinner and a boat ride to watch fireworks). Luckily our neighborhood is pretty quiet except for the firecrackers which I dislike the most.

Well, I know one thing we have to do this weekend and that's upgrade our operating system on our computer. I don't get on the one at the house very often but it's slow and clunky and I'm lucky to get my tracker downloaded. It's a must for this weekend.

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Life is Good!

Keeping positive with all that is going on including packing, moving and computer problems! Window 10 is trying really hard to upgrade and I wont let it! I have to get someone to help me get rid of it! Until then I will think of all of you even if I am not visiting.

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Instead of Where's Waldo, we played where's Charlie. We found him in a duffle bag. I can't believe I didn't pack him in a more secure container. But he is here now.
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Good Tuesday morning friends;

We are finally having sun and warm temps today, YAY !!! Just the thought puts me in a good mood.

Cat what kind of cane do you use? My brother is now using a 4 prong one gives him better balance than the candy cane kind.

Cheryl a hike sounds super enjoyable this weekend weather permitting, enjoy.

Oh my yes Gold I too hope you find Charlie.

Gloria and Connie what's going on friends ???

Ok ladies are you ready for another new day to make all you do head you in the direction of living healthier ?? I know on work days it can be more difficult for some but let's just do our best, then we will know we are walking the path !!! Stay strong, stay positive and keep smiling girls.

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Good morning. ...

Counting down to the weekend!

DG...thinking about your brother and sending healing thoughts.

Gold....good luck finding Charlie

Hope everyone is having a good week. Its been very busy so far!

Have a great day!

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Hi all, I am sending prayers and healing to Brian and Carol's new baby niece. Went to see Mary today for a while and we discovered that we don't know where her husband's ashes are. I am sure I packed them up. She is pretty upset about this. Which will settle down as soon as we find Charlie.

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So sorry to hear about your brother Debigene. Hope they can help him get a handle on that pain ASAP. emoticon emoticon

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Evening friends;

I guess by now you've realized I had computer issues this morning that's why the no show. But good to be here tonight and good to see you all.

Gold I can so relate I haven't been with anyone since 2001 !!!!! I think I'm a born again virgin now and will need a coming out party if I ever hook up with anyone again !!!
Thank God for the great friends I've had in that time, some have come and gone but it was great when we spent time together. These days my friends are limited to 1 lesbian couple, 2 close str8 friends, my co-workers and my very dear PLOF friends. Since my Mom's passing thought I have gotten much closer and spend more time with my family. I have no complaints about where I am in my life at this time so it's all good for me.

When I got to work this morning I learned my bro Brian called 911 to take him to the ER last night and was admitted to a room this morning. His back pain is unbearable. I got a chance to talk to his nurse this morning and there is a possibility of home therapy or perhaps going to a rehab center for an inpt stay for a while. Right now that's about all I know. Would love to get a chance to talk to his Dr but we'll see if that happens tomorrow. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, thanks.

Other than that (which is enough) work was good and went by quickly to. The sun came out for most of the day but the rain just could not stay away and escorted me home. We've had 4 dry days in all of May, there is still hope for a few more to come, fingers crossed !!!

Sounds like everyone has a lot going on and mostly for the good. So keep it happening friends, enjoy life as much as possible and make it healthy so you can keep enjoying it. Big HUGS to all.



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Hi all-

Had a nice weekend. Went to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Saturday evening and saw Sherlock Holmes & The American Problem. It was enjoyable. Love live theatre. I'm always amazed how they do so much with so little.

Not enough exercise though.

Weather permitting, we're planning a hike - maybe at Mt. Rainier - for the long weekend.

Have a great week!

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Happy Mindful Monday all!

Gold, glad you got to visit with your gifted friends! I know what you mean about being surrounded by straight women. I think a couple of my friends are still waiting for this 20 year phase of my life to pass! Wonderful to hear that Mary is doing well, you and she have certainly been through a lot the past few months.

Prayers sent for little Ainsley Carol and Jessica and Mike. Even teenier preemies do well these days to catch up.

Brenda, I giggled at your poetry, thanks! Date was nice, super delicious dinner, sunset over the water, good conversation. Not sure we really have much in common though except living in the same block!!

Feeling good today, made it into the office with no pain. As long as I remember to take it slow and use my cane I think I can maintain. Sure feels great to be out of the house and moving around in the world.

Tomorrow the guys come back to finish up my front door. What a saga! They had to special order a new one after the standard one they bought for me was 3/8 too small once the frame came off. They had a last minute run to Home Depot for a temporary door which is on now with a makeshift frame. Its actually more solid than the damaged one so I felt secure over the weekend. They did get the patio screen door on, all the new drapery hardware up, a heavy mirror hung and my teapot rack up in the kitchen which all make me happy. Have to go to Seikos to hem all the drapes and then I think Im done with new home sprucing.


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Good morning. ...

Thanks all for the prayers. Everything is going pretty well considering how tiny Ainsley is.

DG..
Im thinking i need to only work a half day on Friday.It would be nice to start the weekend early.

Have a great week!

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Good afternoon my friends;

A rainy day is letting me stay indoors today to do laundry and give Dusky some lovin'.

Cat - our temps are cold here to for this tim eo fyear, I even have my electric heater on !!! Fish chowder, YUM !!! Sounds like a romantic date to me, hope it was !!!

Brenda - I had no idea you did Nordic Walking to P-Town, WTG !!!

Carol - I prayed as soon as I read your request hon. It's in God's hands now. Have faith in His will. Enjoy your day off today. I too am looking forward to the long holiday weekend. I also took Friday off to make it a 4 day vaca.

Gold - what a lovely way to start a Sunday, spent with friends you haven't seen in a while, enjoy my friend.

Cheryl and Gloria I hope your weekend is going as planned and you are enjoying it.

Time for a little healthy lunch break ladies. TTFN

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Good Sunday morning to all. I am having breakfast with friends this morning. I'm excited about that. They moved to Iowa over a year ago and I miss them dearly. I shall be happy when they move back here. I get lonely here, even with a lot of family. Basically, everybody I know right now is straight. So I want my gifted friends back.
Before Mary's second stroke, we were out shopping and I said something about A top being to frilly for me and group. She said "you are not a lesbian anymore are you?" and was very surprised when I said "yes". She knows I haven't dated anyone for about 8 years and assumed that I was straight again. Now, you have to remember she had a stroke before saying this.
We are having great weather this weekend, but it is suppose to start raining on Mon.
Have I said I love retirement? I do. But I keep waking up at 6:10, which is okay, because my dogs have to go out at time. They are creatures of habit with fantastic internal clocks. They know their meal time, treat time and morning out time.

I see that this post is all about me. Well I am on a food binge and need help. I don't know know what's going on. I welcome any suggestions.

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Hello ladies. ...

The gods are smiling on me! Obviously I'm not at work! I'm sitting here cuddling with Murphy Brown and enjoying some coffee. Sister and I will go to the gym a bit later today as she wants to go shopping with her daughter and is going to be picked up at the gym. Nice to have some quiet time to relax.

Ladies I need some prayers...I've been so busy i haven't even had time to share. I had a grand niece arrive Wednesday 2 months early. Baby Ainsley weighed 3lbs3oz. My nephew Mike who was stationed in Africa, wasnt there when the emergency C section occured (Jessica's placenta ruptured), but is with his precious daugter now and everything is going okay. Ainsley is a little fighter but just needs some prayers so she can get off all those machines and gizmos and get strong and big enough to go home. Mommy and Daddy probably could use prayers too .

Cat...the date sounds great....let us know how that went. It sounds like a lovely place for a dinner date.

I am looking forward to a 3 day weekend next weekend!

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Evening, All,
Just thought I'd jump on before bed because I really want to eat and if I keep my fingers busy maybe, just maybe, I won't use them to raid the refrigerator! The past few days have been 10s weather-wise, but tonight and tomorrow we're getting rain.

8BALANCE8 - have fun on your date! (OK, so poetry isn't my strong suit.)

Luckett has invited me to her office tomorrow to make a "wellness check" on her plants; she's new at gardening.
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Hello all. It's raining here today too and has been quite cool the past couple days.

Monique had planned on coming by to hang out and do a load of laundry but just cancelled. Her dad passed away last week and even though they'd been estranged for many years it's falling on her to take care of the details. She's handling it with grace.

Going to make a batch of fish chowder to freeze for individual meals, dust and vacuum. Date is picking me up for dinner at 5, we're going to a nice seafood restaurant in Edmonds which is on the water.

Take care and have a beautiful Saturday.
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Good start to the weekend morning friends !!!

It's rainy here already and looks like all day too , oh well nothing I can do about it but make the best of it regardless. After all I didn't have to go to work, sorry you did Carol :(
I hope everyone can enjoy the weekend in a way that make you happy .

Gold you will not be able to avoid seeing the change once you go to you SPARK PAGE. Now it just looks like everyone else. So good to hear such wonderful updates on Mary and your daughter, YAY !!! God is def good !!! Rejoice !!!

I'll be home for a while but will be venturing out with my umbrella later today to return those glasses and hang out with my family. TTYL


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Good morning. ..


Getting ready for work and looking forward to having tomorrow off. ...i hope. They're asking for people to work Memorial Day weekend already. I said NO!

My little guy came over and mowed. Linda and I love that kid...he's a good boy and hard worker. He's always smiling , polite, and cheerful . I think I'll adopt him as my honorary grandson...his folks raised him right! Actually the whole family is like that...very nice people.

Have a great day!

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Gloria, where are you in SD just in case I want to take a little car trip. Or I'm only about 6 miles from Mall of America if you ever take little trips.

My daughter's stomach is all healed. I am no longer packing the hole and it closed up nicely. Mary is doing great, her speech is slowly getting better and she can get around very well. I haven't been to visit for a few days as I have a spring cold. I did hear today that she was playing the piano today. I know she must have been doing it with one hand, but at least she is trying to regain some of her many skills.

Carol, please take some quiet time for yourself this weekend.

Okay, I know I'm slow but how did they change our personal pages. I know I need to update mine as I have not made any changes to it for over 4 years

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Evening dear friends;

I hope you all had a good Friday and are ready for a weekend that includes some fun and some relaxation in some ways.

Gloria I surely understand the new game plan. I'm sure your sister will understand. I mean who wouldn't want to stay close to their partner in life ??? BRAVO on making that your 1st priority. Also congrats on your participation in the 360 program and also for listening to your body tell you to take it a little easier, wink wink. You will get to the point where it is just a breeze I'm sure.

Yes Gold are you having any repercussions from your fall? How is your daughter's wound healing and how is Mary doing ?

I may get a chance to check in again later tonight if not I'll see you all tomorrow.

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Taking a moment to say hi and wish everyone a wonderful weekend! Trish is going fishing tonight and tomorrow and I am heading to a craft fair in town Sat. More interested in visiting and getting out of the house than I am purchasing items. Both Trish and I decided we would make the effort to be outside this summer enjoying what SD has to offer. Yes, the plan NOW is for me to stay here in SD, help pack for a July move to a smaller place in Town. I feel bad leaving my sister but when I can be with my DW there is no question where I want to be.

Today I participated in the 360 program at Planet Fitness and it kicked my butt! I will be back next week to try again at a slower pace. I came home and took a 30 minute nap!

Gold, are you doing better since your fall? I am glad to hear Mary and your daughter are doing well.

DG, Glad you had a good time out with the guys yesterday - pound cake has me wanting some right now!

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I like that "Kindness is God in you."

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TGIF friends !!!!

I 'm in a great mood this morning and hope to carry it with me thru out this day !!!

Hope everyone has a day full of good healthy choices in all you do.

emoticon keep smiling and be kind to others. Kindness is God in you.

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Good morning......

DG...sounds like you had a good time at the Amish market. We have similiar items in a town not far from me that is predominately Mennonite. They too use the horse and buggy and have a restaurant and store featuring homemade baked goods and home grown veggies.Some of the men folk work at my company as their carpentry skills are outstanding. Interesting....Mennonites helping build furniture for business jets.

Thats all for now. ...have a great day!

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Good afternoon fine friends;

I had a good time with my Dad and my nephew Kyle today. 1st we went to Target and then the Amish Market. OMG, you just can't get out of that Amish market with anything healthy; well except the fine fresh produce> i bought asparagus, grapefruit, sugar snap peas, salad spring mix, and a 1/2 head of cabbage !!! Then I saw the cheese and I bought just a small piece that I shared with Dad and Rodney, of maple bacon cheddar, can I say YUMMO !!! Then the deli for some carrot raisin salad and some broccoli salad. I also bought a loaf of, just out of the oven, butter pound cake that I cut in 1/2 and gave to Dad. The remaining 1/2 I'll cut into slices and freeze. Dusky likes pound cake too.

It was so nice to enjoy the time with Kyle as an added bonus.

As we speak Brian is on his way home from his cardiac procedure, which he told Rodney all went well. The fact that he is on his way home is def a good sign. I'll know more when I talk to him myself.

I also stopped by the HairCuttery on my way home and made an appt for next Friday morning. I am over due for my cut.

It was a fine day off now just one more work day to go and then it's a rainy weekend ahead.

Cat I noticed the SPARK/TV but haven't looked at it yet. Thanks for the reminder, I def will take a look see. I completely understand and can relate to the plateau issue. Heck I was standing still for almost 3 years !!! So do let us know how these new products work for you. I may also have to find something to kick up my metabolism too. Hope all turns out well with the work the contractors are doing for you. I know you've been waiting to have it done for a while now.
Love the idea of the secret date on Saturday be sure to fill us in !!! Have fun.

Brenda sounds like you are kicking out some great fitness girl, keep up the good work. You know I was thinking I haven't seen a new pic of you since you 1st came to the team; maybe you could share something new soon ????

Well ladies think I'll have a glass of wine and give Dusky some of my day off time. Enjoy the rest of your day too.

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I think this is something new - Spark People TV. Probably just a different format from the old exercise video site but thought I would pass it on in case some of you didn't know about this resource. I love that they have exercises specifically for arthritis sufferer!

http://www.sparkpeople.tv/

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Hi, Everyone!

Carol - please remember that replacing you in your current dept. is not your problem- take care of yourself first and if that means changing departments - so be it.

Weather has been sunny and warm here except for that pesky sea breeze in the afternoon (great in July/August - not so much now!). Have been working out more to prepare for the Color Run 5K next month. Even went swimming at the Y this morning and was so proud of myself for doing 10 laps.

OK, let's talk music - I once applied for a job at Berkley College of Music in Boston and implied that they should hire me because I could sing every song popular in the '60's; that was my time. Unfortunately, they didn't agree. But I don't seem to have the patience any more to listen to a lot of music - what I crave now is the silence. I think it's all those years of being a single parent and having all the neighborhood kids congregate at my house. My favorites were the Beatles, the Animals, the Righteous Brothers, the Monkees, and anything "Motown." In fact, I'm humming as I type....

The pool here has just been filled so it'll probably be open on Memorial Day - where does the time go? - so I'm off to the internet to buy a new bathing suit (with the t-shirt top that keeps you from burning). Oh, and I've stopped walking on Cape Cod for the summer because I really cannot do hot weather. So I'll continue on the treadmill and walk outside on the cooler days.

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Hello PLOF!
I was a bit on the young side for Elvis but he was pretty amazing. Prince kind of reminds me of a younger version in some ways.

I just checked out my Spark Page and I have to say I like the new layout, its easier to see everything at once. I havent updated it in so long though.

The contractor and his crew are here working on my home projects. Its exciting to finally be getting curtain rods up and the new front door so my house doesnt look like it was broken into. Im also having a screen installed on the patio door and some shelves and mirrors hung. I found them on Yelp and they seem very professional. I certainly hope the estimate matches the final bill. He will have to come a 2nd time to do the final coat of paint on the door.

I havent weighed myself this week but another benefit Im noticing from the new supplement is it has somewhat of an appetite suppressant quality, maybe because of processing the food more efficiently Im feeling more satisfied? Im hopeful this will give me a kick start to getting past this plateau Ive been at for so long. My goal is to lose 15 pounds more which would get me to around 165, a place I havent been at since before child #2 was born. This current lack of exercise Im experiencing really doesnt help so diet is the only way I can see to lose.

So Coffee Date called last night and were going out somewhere secret for dinner on Saturday night. Cant remember when I last had a Saturday night date. Shes quite the talker, hard to get a word in but I think it might be nerves. Hopefully that isnt just the way she is, I really prefer someone that can slow down a bit and not have to be always talking. Wears me out. If a serious relationship happens again it will have to be more on my terms than in the past. Im getting used to being on my own now and its getting more and more comfortable although I have to say I do miss having at least some companionship.

Okay, back to work. Hope everyone is having a healthy and happy day.
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Good morning ladies. ...

DG.... I wasn't an Elvis fan. I had a chance to see him in concert and didn't. Looking back i wish i had gone. It was the Beatles i was crazy for and also the Monkees. :) Swoon!!

Talked to my supervisor and seemed okay with the job transition but the replace me so it'll be a long time coming if ever.

I did make it to the gym last evening. That was a major feat as tired as I was.

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ps .......

Just wanted to thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. Will keep you updated as I learn results.

HUGS to all !!!

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Hi everyone;

WOW ... I just took a look at my Spark Page and indeed it is different. Did anyone here know they were making changes? I thought I was subscribed for all the emails available but I didn't see anything about these changes coming ???? I think SP should take a poll from active members for their input on possible changes. I'm sure they feel they just have to keep up with the times re: technology tho' and you all know how slow and behind I am with all that, LOL !!! Oh well I can deal !!!

So looking forward to enjoying the day with Dad tomorrow. He's been looking forward to going to the Amish Market, that man always thinks about things to do involving food, LOL !!! I hope to get a little shopping in too while we're out and about.

Gold i was shocked to hear about your fall !!! I hope you are ok and didn't need to go to the Dr about anything??? I liked Elvis enough to listen to him on the radio but I never bought any of his music, now the BEATLES, OMG that's another story altogether !!! They were the bees knees to me !!! I liked Prince's music too but never paid for it either. The 80's were my R&B years, loved and saw so many great concerts, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Ashford and Simpson, Luther, Anita Baker, Patty LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, just to name a few!!! Later in the 90s I turned into CW music and went to many a concert for that music too. Reba and Garth put on the absolute BEST shows !!!

My computer is acting up and keeps freezing right now, I'll try to come back later and finish up this post.

Hope this edit gets thru to the post ......

Gloria I hope you get your BP under control soon hon; meds are no fun.

Cat glad your back in the office some, I know you must miss it. I hope your new plan helps to get your system back on order. And good luck with date #2 !!!

Cheryl a BIG CONGRATS on your blood work, those numbers are so important to our health. You're doing a great job at keeping them at bay.

Carol keep us posted on your decision.

Connie what's going on in your life these days?

Brenda hope all is going well hon, are you walking ???

I better stop now and hope this goes thru.

Enjoy your evening friends.

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My numbers from blood work at health fair came back really good. All the high/low numbers are right where they're supposed to be and that comes from eating right and exercising and I'm tall as ever. But no weight loss. I'll keep at it.

I got back to my desk and found out they were giving vitamin B-12 shots at the clinic - $40 value. I went back and got one.

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Happy hump day all,

Gold, so sorry to hear about your fall. You be careful now. I laughed as it is apparent your daughter inherited your sense of humor!

Carol, I second Debigene, you deserve to have more time to take care of yourself and your home life. Not to mention having more time to do the other things you enjoy. Imagine weekends off and no mowing. What a life of leisure! Nice to have a new challenge at work too, right?

Im still game for the WL chart Debigene, it reminds me to weigh in which helps keep me on track for sure. And DG Im keeping your bro in my prayers.

Now Gloria, did someone call you OCD? Im pretty addicted to a clean house too, I dont see anything amiss with that. And it can be great exercise depending on how gung ho you get!

Cheryl, how fun re the giftbags. 50 years married is something big to honor. Not many people can do that these days with all the divorces.

Thank goodness Im back in the office today. I SO miss everyone here and get so much more done than at home. I actually will appear in person at a monthly meeting today that Ive been calling into for months.

I looked in the mirror this morning and actually was encouraged. A week ago I decided to try digestive enzymes and probiotics with every meal. It has really decreased the puffiness in my stomach area and face which I think may be from bloating from not digesting food properly. My friend Victoria has sworn by them for years and even give some to her elderly cat.

Tonight Ill call the coffee date gal and see if she wants to go for a date this weekend. Wish me luck~

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Morning all,

DG, I will keep you and your bro in my thoughts today and send healing energy his way. Let us know how things go with him. Enjoy your day out with dad!

I hope to get to the gym today and just get some cardio in. My BP has been through the roof and I need to bring it down otherwise I will need to be put on meds. Here is to a healthier me!

Going to fix some eggs for breakfast and get on with the day - have a good one!



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Wow so many great women checking in here today. That is wonderful to see as I love touching bases with my friends.

Not much news today. I don't know if I mentioned that a couple of days ago being so graceful I fell up the stairs. I was carrying a laundry basket at the time and somehow broke the basket and landed on my posterior and my left arm. My left shoulder is jammed and my daughter says I must be in morning for Prince because my whole backside is very purple.

Oh, my daughter had a conference, where a lot of her friends came to town and several requested driving by Prince's estate. And to answer a much earlier question, no I do not live that far from his estate.

I don't know what's wrong with me but I was never a great fan of Elvis, the Beatles, or Prince. It's not that I didn't like their music, they just didn't seem to me as much of others. I never went to any other concerts. However I have attended several Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Tina Turner concerts and I would love to see Bruno Mars.

I had to blab and run but sitting down at my computer the last couple of days has not been the greatest of fun. Have a great day, and know that I am thinking about you and praying to give you strength turned down those treats.



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Good morning friends;

Carol at this stage of the game I say do what you have to do !!! Now's the time we all should be slowing down a bit in that area of our lives. It's time to work easier not harder and longer. I say go for it hon !!!

Hope the work day goes by quickly today since I'm looking forward to the day off to spend with Dad tomorrow.

Make your day as healthy and active as you can ladies.

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Good morning. ..

Still working those long hours. I'm thinking about takng a position in another dept. There's an opening in another area and i already help them and have a basic knowledge of the job duties. It isnt more money but i think it would be easier to not work so many long hours in that area. The lead said she would take me in a heartbeat. ...the problem would be replacing me in my current position.

Weeks half over...have a great day!

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Hello dear friends;

Indeed today was a better day without the volunteer. I work much better by myself when I can control things better and just do things the way they are suppose to be done. I really like to give my complete attention to you when I am helping you and constant interruptions just annoy me. They just happen so I have to deal with them regardless.

Cat I promise I will get my waist measurements in this weekend, so sorry I have been lacks in doing that.

I did up date the W/L chart this evening too if anyone still wants to keep track as a team.

I also up dated the BD list by adding Gloria in June. Hopefully our new members will let me know their BD as well so they can be added to the list.

I really can't add anything else to what others have said just so glad we are all attentive and participating when we can. I love keeping up with everyone and sharing what's going on in our lives. You all are such dear friends to me now.

I'm trying hard not to over eat and be mindful of not eating when I'm not really hungry. When I get that urge to eat when I'm not hungry I'm just trying to drink more water instead.

My bro Brian has to have some kind of test done on Thursday to check for blockages in his veins or his heart, not sure since he doesn't really know himself and can't remember everything the Dr said. My bro Rodney is going to take him and pick him up since I will be out with my Dad. I'll check in on him when I get home then update my Dad. I'm thinking this matter is another thing that has been weighing on his mind and has had him down in the dumps these past few days. So if you have the time please say a little prayer for him. Thanks.

Well got some dishes to do after a light dinner and some attention to give to Dusky before his bedtime. So will wish everyone a pleasant and peaceful evening and will share this great big HUG !!!

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Cheryl, my birthday is June 5 and I will be 58!

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Good day everyone!

I finally got a good night sleep and have more energy to get this house clean. I am not OCD as you might thing - I just like a place that is picked up and smells good! Now that the house has sold ( buyers asked for an extension) there is less emphasis on keeping the place for showing. Trish has done a good job keeping up with everything and is happy to turn this task over to me.
I am like Cheryl - I am an emotional eater and drinker. This year has been the hardest for me beginning with my mom's death and having Trish deploy the following week. Good think I was working out everyday because I was eating and drinking wine to feed my emotions. For now I do well with everything placed in front of me until Friday rolls around. I like my pizza on Friday and breakfast out on the weekends. Our goal is to get more active with friends walking, fishing and engaging instead of staying in the house, watching TV and eating .

Cat, looking forward to hearing more about your coffee date!

Gold, so glad Mary is doing well and is lucky to have such a loving friend in you.

Cheryl, keep moving forward! You know you can do this!

DG, hope today is better than yesterday!

Carol, I understand about feeling exhausted after a 10 hour shift!

Here is to a great Tuesday - make this day the best you possibly can!

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Dang, tried to sync my tracker this morning. Got 13,000 yesterday, but no luck getting it to post this morning. Lights are still green so that's good and I'll just try again tonight when I have more time tonight.

Carol, some days I'm on it and sweat is running down my face and other days I'm barely able to go through the motions. But you're awesome with maintenance and set a great example for us!!

Gold, I would love to see your bulb cover. Our nephew learned beading and has made some really great stuff. I'll take a pic and post it. We (Terri, me and Anthony) are making gift bags for Terri's parents' (Anthony's grandparents) 50th anniversary celebration and we all sit around joking and crafting. I love it.

I'll try to make notes the next time I post a pic so I can see if I can help you do it, Gold. Would love to see pics of your crafts and cute dogs.

So glad to hear your coffee date got off to a good start, Cat, and how cool is that that she's just a block away. emoticon

I saw Windeagle has been getting a lot of exercise lately...stop by and tell us what you're doing.

Brenda, you sound like you're in good spirits and things are moving in the right direction. Good job!

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Enjoy your day!
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Good Tuesday morning friends;

Time is short this morning so I will post and comment tonight as well as did the W/L chart.

Thanks for understanding (as usual) and have a TERRIFIC day.

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Good morning....

I always hear a lot of good things here. I still go to the gym at least 3 times as week but the intensity of my workouts is suffering. I just can't seem to do what I did a couple of years ago. My ten hour workdays exhaust me and though im till pretty active it's not the same. Oh well.....i just should be content with doing as much as I can. My eating could be better too.

We are going to a Royals game in June. Linda has never been to a MLB game but I've been many times but its been years.

Have a great day....gym day for me

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Hello everyone.
Brenda the dance sounds like great fun. I used to love to dance, but living alone has put a crimp in my style.
Gloria, glad you and Trish are back in South Dakota. What happens if the house buyers can sell their house? Is there a limit on how long they have to sell their house? We have a huge fenced in backyard here and my dogs love it outside in the summer, but the winter gets overwhelming for them. Neither one of them is over 10 inches tall. My little blind Chihuahua loves to sunbathe and sleep under my covers. Can anyone explain to me how I post pictures to this team.
Debigene, I'm sorry people around your work were crabby today. I hope you have a restful night.
Cat, keep us posted on your coffee friend. You know the only love life I have is living vicariously through you. However, I just finished a very beautiful Christmas bulb cover made with little beads. I'd post a picture if I knew how.
I enjoy creating little beautiful things. I was going to try to make them and sell them around Christmas at the craft sale. however, I ordered beads for a bulb I want to make and it was $43 just for the beads.
Carol, I know you are keeping busy and didn't allow not mowing the lawn to slow you down any.
Cheryl, I hope life continues to bring you nice weather and lots of joy. You are another busy one.
I went to see my friend Mary today and she is doing just fabulous. She still has a lot of trouble with her speech, but we play charades and laugh a lot. I wrote out three cards for her to send to friends, she was very grateful for that.
Now I must go as I am getting a sinus headache. I hate sinus headaches, I never had a sinus headache until I quit smoking in 1993. Sometimes it's enough to drive me back to smoking. But I won't.
Good night all.

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Hi everyone;

Love the conversations going on here. So good to see you Gloria !!!

Another busy crazy Monday at work, people were very argumentative with me today so I am extra glad to be home now.
I think my biggest struggle is exercise but where eating is concerned it has to be portion size.
Thank you for your contribution to that topic and perhaps conversations about them will help us all.

Gotta call my brother so enjoy your evening ladies.

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Happy Monday everyone.

Gloria you're making a lot of sense to me, just so glad to see you back here again!

I think my greatest challenge is irregular meal times. I'll skip a meal or wait so late that when I finally eat I'm ravenous and go for the quickest and not healthiest choice or portion size especially if I don't have anything pre-made.

Hopefully you've all heard about the Frozen vegetable recall due to listeria. Growers over in Eastern Washington, huge suppliers to stores including Trader Joe's, Safeway and others and sure enough when I checked my freezer last night 3 bags of O Organics frozen corn, beans and peppers all had barcodes included in the list.

Here's the list...
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm498
841.htm

On a happier note the coffee date was definitely thumbs up. I had a feeling I would like her and it seemed to be mutual. And get this she lives about a block from me. You know I'll keep you posted!

Oh and Brenda I got a big kick out of your dance story. That sounds like so much fun. And great exercise.
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Hi all!

Back in SD Friday afternoon after a very long car ride! Both Trish and I drove separately encase I had to stay longer in Nebraska to care for Beth's dad. Good to have our family reunited and in familiar surroundings. The dogs are so happy to be back and are enjoying the freedom of coming in and out of the house w/o supervision. I guess we will be in our home until sometime in July when the new owners will move in. They are waiting to close on their home and not sure how long that will take.

Not making much sense so will close for now. Glad to catch up with everyone - sounds like we are all busy with life! Have a good day and I will check in tomorrow!

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I'm ready to push for a successful week. Made a smoothie this morning and have lunch stuff for a few days.

I got a silver medal last week after I was finally able to download my tracker. I'm watching it and hopefully it's back up and running.

After some awesome weather last week, we have cloudy weather with some rain.

Emotional eating is my struggle. Love to eat when I'm happy, bored, sad, frustrated, etc.
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Good morning and a good week ahead to all my friends here,

Let's work hard to do what we each know we need to do toward our path to live healthier. We all have our own issues we need to work thru to make this happen, are you doing your best ??? I know I'm not and I bet I'm not the only one. So let's do it ladies together, what is your hardest struggle? Maybe we can talk about that and report on it each week ??? Thoughts ???

Have a very MINDFUL day, stay strong, stay positive, keep smiling and please be kind to others.

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Good morning. ...


Looks like i forgot to spell check that last post. :)

Cat....keep us posted on the coffee date. Hope it went well.

Its raining and gloomy this morning. We aren't getting anything severe just a nice steady rain. It would be a nice day to stay in bed. I guess it's supposed to rain all week.

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Sounds like everyone is enjoying their weekend. It's flown by, but we're ready for a healthy week ahead. emoticon

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Hi, All,
It's so good to see everyone bantering back and forth! The day here started out beautifully sunny but soooo windy. My prayer flags on the balcony are doing their job!

We went out last night to our ministers' installation plus dinner and dancing. What a great time; I danced my butt off! Unfortunately, Luckett has a bum knee and couldn't get out on the dance floor but I was representin'. It was so much fun to be surrounded by people with nothing but love in their hearts for you - even if you didn't know them.

Am looking forward to a week of healthy decisions. Please remember - we stay strong together!! emoticon

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5/15/16 2:42 P

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Happy Sunday. It's grey and rainy again here but we kind of needed the moisture so it's all good. DG I always have that experience when I get new glasses, it takes a couple days for my eyes to adjust. Hope you don't have to go back again. Carol kudos to you for getting help with that huge yard of yours. Knowing you you'll find plenty of other things to keep you busy! Enjoy your R&R today . Gloria are you out there ? Look forward to hearing about your trip and Trish. Hello Gold and Connie and Cheryl and Brenda! Getting ready to get out there for my coffee date. Wish me luck :-)

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Good late Sunday morning friends;

SP has been crazy this morning so I've waited to try again. I'm not sure what is going on but I don't think it's my PC for a change !!!

Got my new glasses and not sure they are quite right for the distance I need. Def not as clear as the old ones but the Rx did change so I told them I would work with them for a week to see if my eyes just need to adjust to the new script but a I did make an appt for next Saturday just in case I need to take them back. Afterwards went to my Dad's and had a great evening with him, my bro and SIL and nephew. Ended up being a late night getting home but well worth it !!! Even made good food choices while there, spinach salad and 1 slice of mushroom pizza.
Today it is sunny but very windy and chilly so I am staying in with Dusky; sure wish it would warm up and stay that way soon.

Well I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday in ways that make you happy and healthy. TTFN


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Good morning.....

It's 6 oclock snd m at home enjoying some coffee and getting ready to head to the Y. No working for me today....i did have to work 8 hours yesterday. At least I get one day off.

Its nicevnot having to worry about yatdwork. I'll probably do some but no mowing or weed eating.

Its nice and cool here todaywith a chance of rain. Nice day to stay in and get relaxed. ...get ready for the work week ahead. I need to do a bit of cleaning.

You all have a nice day!!

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Hello all,
We're having our first rainy day in a while - It's one of those grey days here where you can't tell what time it is as it's been the same color all day! Feels like I'm getting another cold, sure hope not. I've been drinking licorice root and ginger tea and pulled out the neti pot.

As far as exercise today it's housework for me. Slow but steady. Laundry is just about all done and cleaned the bath and kitchen. I vacuumed and dusted yesterday. I'm going to take a luxurious bath tonight, bubbles and all.

Tomorrow I have a first meeting with a woman named Maureen, we met on a senior dating site and have been trading e-mails for a couple weeks. It's just coffee - I'm hoping my knee will cooperate.

Got up early to get some bags of food to the mailbox area for a food drive before the postman came, came back had coffee, sat on the couch and started reading my book and woke up 3 hours later. Oh boy! So only 2 main meals today - all meatless. Oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, brown rice, lentil soup, green beans and kimchee! Also some peanuts and celery for a snack.

Have a great Sunday!

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Good morning and Happy Weekend to all my PLOF friends;

It's a beautiful sunny morning and it just makes me smile and feel good.

Went to the grocery store last night so that is out of the way and later today I will p/u my new glasses on the way to visit Dad and hang out there a bit.

Carol WOW just $30 what a deal !!! I know you have a lot of property too, pricing is much better in Kansas !!! I am so happy you now have some yard help and I'm sure you will make good use of that extra time with more work of some sort, LOL !!! Hope you get Sunday off too.

I'm hungry this morning so thinking of some heart healthy pancakes with banana and blueberries.

Enjoy the start of the weekend ladies.

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Good morning ladies. ...

Off to work this Saturday! Yay!

Well... the young man i hired to mow started last evening. I AM THRILLED! What a nice kid and a very hard worker. Caden did a wonderful job in half the time I could have done it! Then he only wanted to charge us $20 and we said... no we will pay you $30. Trust me. ..its worth it. His folks are very nice....his mother is the middle school principal. So..he's happy we're happy. ...its a win for both of us.

Have a great weekend ladies . I'm hoping I get Sunday off!!

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Hello everyone .... OMG the sun is out !!!!

What a warm and welcoming sight it was about 4pm the clouds parted and the light was bright !!! We may get more tomorrow morningish but the clouds roll back in in the afternoon with more rain with it. But I am not going to let it ruin my weekend. I'll just make the best of it.

Cat that's good news about the coverage for nursing care, costly per night but heck what else can a person living single do if they can afford that care. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do hon. You seem to heal quickly ( a result of taking good care of yourself for sure) so you may not even need the full weeks worth.; you never know. Time will tell, right?

Gold I am so happy to hear that your daughter is recovering well and that the wound is healing nicely. Even better news that your second exam went so well and no further worries there. You are always in my prayers regardless.

I didn't get to the grocery store after work so after I put Dusky to bed I may just head out to pick up the few things I need to have on hand and of course my fresh produce.
Tomorrow will go pick up my glasses then pick up my brother and go spend some time with Dad and the rest of the clan down there. I picked up a little gift for my bro BD that will surprise him I'm sure. My nephew came home this Wednesday after his stay away. It will be good to see him and spend time with him too

It's almost night night time for Dusky so I need to say good night here myself ladies. Enjoy your evening.


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Hi all you wonderful women. My second boobie test came out fine, so I'm a happy camper. Otherwise not much news. My daughter's stomach is healing well and I will only have to pack the wound a few more days. It is amazing how fast the human body can heal.
Our temperature was down to 38 degrees last night, and we are still experiencing rain. I'd like to send some of this moisture up to Canada.
Did I tell you another attorney offered me a part time job. But I really don't want to work anymore. I could sure use the money..BUT
Gloria, you are probably in SD by now. I hope the traveling went well. Are you staying with friends or do you still have access to your house there?
Brenda, hang in there. How is the walking coming along? I wish I had whatever it takes to write a book. I have always wanted to, when I was about 19 I enrolled in the Famous Writer's School that use to be advertised on match books. But I just couldn't seem to get their exercises down right. I never when to high school and my grammar and spelling still sucks big time. My vocabulary is also limited. So I guess I'm just going to be a reader with dreams.
Debigene have a great fun weekend. If I can find someone to watch my dogs I may venture out to DC in June.
Carol, glad you took a day off and went to the zoo. You need to do more of that while you can. Don't wait till you are to old to enjoy the magic of the zoo due to sore feet.
Hey, my PNW friends, Cat and Cheryl it sounds like things are going well. Why did you have to stay home from the office Cat? Your knee?
See you later.



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TGIF friends!

Carol - I would think the elephants will be happy, especially with your hot weather there in the summers! Recently they stopped keeping elephants here at the Seattle zoo. They just wouldn't thrive the past decade or so. I hope the remaining few found happy homes. It is sad to think of them in captivity but honestly with all the poaching and reduced habitat they are in many cases so much better off. What intelligent and soulful beings they are.

Received the approved referral paperwork for my Aug 1 knee replacement this morning. And get this, it said "Referring diagnosis - Cholera". egads!!! I called and there was a misscoded entry. I also found out I may be eligible for a skilled nursing care facility after the surgery. It's a $150 night copay but may by a good alternative for a week.

Anyway, glad the workweek is almost over. It's been full of challenging projects which makes the time go quickly. I find my workday has been gravitating towards my night owl proclivity - like noon to 9pm or so. Lovin it!

Seiko's here to take me out to lunch. Will make healthy choices!

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Good Friday friends ....... TGIF !!!

Cheryl try not to let whatever you are going thru right now get the best of you; you know you will shake it hon. Just do your best, know that we are here if you need to chat about anything at all, we love you and support you 100%. BIG HUGS !!!

Carol the exhibit sounds awesome. Zoo are good as long as they are animal friendly and educational in my opinion. Glad you had a relaxing enjoyable day off.

My new glasses are ready to be picked up will go tomorrow to get them. A quick stop at the store tonight after work, and hoping the rain holds off today. It was gray yesterday but no rain to speak of. The weekend ahead still looks like a chance of rain but we may get lucky and see some sun, fingers crossed !!!

Have a great healthy fun fit Friday my friends.

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