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9/29/16 4:48 A

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Hello all....

Had a good day yesterday...it was nice leaving work early. I enjoyed having a relaxibg lunch with Linda, washed my car, went to the gym, and got my mammo. A very productive day I must say!

Have a great day ladies!

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9/28/16 10:08 A

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Found it! love the color.

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Please help me find the picture of the chair.

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Good Hump Day morning friends;

Gold it was my 1st time watching the debate at all ever and for the most part I enjoyed it.

Cat I can't imagine this country under the donald either, it's scary in my opinion. Yes I agree the chair is lovely.

Have a "positively" good day Carol.

I'm tired this morning so need to get some breakfast to give me a kick start. Have a healthy day ladies, make good choices, keep smiling and be kind to others.

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Good morning. ..

Cat... the chair is beautiful!

Short workday for me. I'm meeting Linda for lunch, going the gym, and getting my mammogram. Sounds like a full day but I'm leaving work at 11 so it won't be too bad.

Count down to the election...yikes!

Have a great day!

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I didn't watch the debate and the Saints didn't win. But, I woke up and checked the news to find out Hillary did a great job and Trump was...well, Trump.

Spun bonus points and got 50! today.

Feeling pretty good. The sun's shining and I'm going home for breakfast for dinner. Nephew is making eggs benedict.

You did a great job on the chair, Cat! emoticon

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Good morning!
Just finished a delicious bowl of oatmeal which I cooked with some of the 3 berry blend from Costco. So yummy!

My Facebook page exploded with condemnations of the Donald this morning. So much negativity. I truly can't wrap my mind around the image of him as our president. I pray the Democrats get out and vote this time. I mean, really.

I told my boss I would come into the office a week from Wednesday as my first day back. I'm getting more and more nervous about that decision as I've been having quite a bit of pain ever since that day I overdid it a week ago. I'm going to see a new acupuncturist this afternoon to see if he can do something to help release my upper calf which is the part that hurts the worst. So tight even with all the stretches.

Replaced my old shower head on Sunday with one that you can remove - love it! Also got a tall tower that goes from the edge of the tub to the ceiling. I really like how it all looks. I'm getting that bug to pick up where I had to leave off with home decoration plans. Some painting, regrouting the kitchen granite tile, and recovering my couch cushions. Outside flower pots need refreshing with fall flowers. I also just realized I never showed you the "after" picture of the chair I refinished. Got it done the day before I went in for surgery. Quite the project but I think it turned out pretty cool.

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Good morning,

For the first time in 74 years I watched a whole debate. When it came on my daughter, Sue, was going to change the channel, but asked if I wanted to watch it. I said I'd like to watch 5 minutes of it. After 5 minutes I got up to get coffee and told her she could change the station. I came back about 3 minutes later and she hadn't change it. I thought she hadn't heard me, so I repeated it. She said "Yes, I heard you". So we sat and watched it.

Sue is a strong republican, and after the debate said she was mad at Trump cause he made her believe she would have to vote for Hillary.

Too much talk about root canals and not enough talk about boobies. (joke) Carol, praying things work out for you.

This week has been a first for me in another area too. I watched my first full football game. Still can't say I understand it.

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Good morning friends;

LOL, yes Cat I totally missed that one and just saw the fear of a root canal. Glad you don't need one !!! I had to yell at Trump a few times and once at Hillary for lowering herself to his level, I think she heard me and stopped !!! I will never understand why the candidates continue to knock each other down in such personal ways when they know the voters do not like it ???? 1/2 my family is split on the voting issue so we try not to discuss it, Why my brother Rodney chose to do so at a dear friend's father's viewing is beyond my comprehension !!!

I will always vote on the side of compassion, love and kindness. That def leaves the donald out !!!

Carol sending you good vibes for positive results today hon.

Have a great day ladies and just do your best to make it as healthy as possible.

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Good morning....

I did not watch the debate as it makes no difference to me. Trump is a parasite. Cat...i would rather have a root canal than vote Trump. Unfortunately. ..im surrounded by Trump supporters. ..its driving me crazy at work.

Tomorrow is mammogram day. For those of you who have been around me for a few years you know my stress. Pray for no changes. Those of you you who dont know. ..i went through 2 surgical biopsies and two years of being watched for breast cancer before being cleared. Its now been 3 years of being cleared. It still bothers me.

Have a great day

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9/27/16 1:18 A

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Debigene, LOL, the root canal was only an analogy for watching Donald Trump in the debates. I knew I needed to watch it, but I knew it was going to be painful! And good for you for making such an effective point with your family on why you are voting for Hillary. Personally no one at all has told me they are voting for Trump so it's hard for me to imagine why people would ever want to, most especially women. I thought Hillary did a great job and Trump sounded like a teenage bully. I guess some Americans can relate. Two more debates to go.
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Hi everyone, just a quick pop in before I kick back..

It turned out to be a usual busy Monday at work, started off slow but reared into gear by noon and increased steadily as the day progressed. I had to go to a viewing this evening and was glad to leave as there were just to many people my bro and niece included, that wanted to rant on about politics mainly Trump and how they can't believe I would vote for Hillary. I told my brother the born again, I chose love and kindness over hate and fear just as God would !!! Shut him up real quick since his tactics against Hillary didn't work !!!

I am really looking forward to the debate tonight.

I am glad to hear you are doing so well Cat not just with the recovery but with your new found relationship with Maureen. I'm very happy for you. Sorry to hear you may need a root canal, that's never any fun. Rinse with some warm salt water regularly to help the pain.

Cheryl enjoy your football tonight I'm sure you will hear all the debate details tomorrow !!! Don't worry to much about bad food choices just try harder that's all. Find your trigger that kicks you back in gear, you can do this girl !!! I'm struggling with ya and have to constantly remind myself. We'll just hang in there together !!!

Gloria have a safe trip and will be looking forward to hearing all about it all.

Gold, Carol and Cirra hope your all doing your best.

Almost time !!!!

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Hello all!

I am getting ready for our mini - road trip and cleaning the house at the same time! I will not be connecting with you until next Monday, but know I will think of you all!
I am glad to hear all is well with everyone and I will see you soon!

HUGS!

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Good for you, Cat - and all you others who are watching the debate tonight. I'm going to watch Monday Night Football. Go Saints!

I am voting. I am gently bringing up the subject of the presidential election with friends and family because of the importance of voting in this election.

It sounds like a full weekend for you, Cat. Glad you and Maureen are enjoying each other's company. But do tell about the gal that looked you up after 6 years. emoticon And, how awesome to get an unexpected bump in your salary. Good job.

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Happy Monday all.

Had a really fun weekend, mostly just hanging out Maureen. We laugh so much I just love it. Last night a woman from Cleveland that I met on an Olivia Cruise in 2010 was in town for business and we met up near the airport for dinner. It was interesting.

Still hobbling around more than I thought I would be at this point. It's not really the knee joint but the upper calf muscle right near the back of the knee. I was having problems with this before the surgery as well so it may be something separate that needs to be addressed.

Wow! Apparently I received a raise last week. My promotion last year put me into a non union position (aka professional staff) and now increases are based on a merit review opposed to a flat increase across the board depending on service time. I had a good review in June and the increase will almost take care of my car payment. I am so surprised and grateful!

Everyone ready for the debate tonight? Blechhh! I'm going to watch it at Maureen's for as long as I can take it but I feel like I'm getting ready to have a root canal. I know it's going to be painful.

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Good day all,

Gold, that's pretty funny about your ex not even stirring his own coffee.

Glad to see everyone here. Wish some of the newbies could jump in.

I'm disappointed I'm not sticking better to my game plan although I am trying but just need to try harder for the weight loss.

Saturday I walked with my SP friend and Sunday it was a full day of football and running cat kids to the vet for dental and regular checkup.

Looking forward to seeing Terri when I get home tonight.

Have a great week everyone!
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Morning friends;

It's already 9:30 and I should be getting ready for work, I leave at 10. Just another annoying morning with this PC, what can I say. Will try to get in at work to post as tonight I have to go to the funeral home so will not get in here.

Glad you had a good time last night Carol, get to bed earlier tonight hon.

Wishing you all a MINDFUL healthy Monday ladies.

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Good morning....

I had a good time with my classmates . There were probably 15 people there. I mispoke....Leroy is from Oregon and lives off the grid in the mountains. He's a unique individual. Half of us had to get up early...the other half is retired Ha. I wasn't even the first to leave but only got 5 hours of sleep....not nearly enough for me.

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Hello lady friends;

I had such a successful day with Karen. Stayed on target at dinner with just the salad buffet, the options are so awesome and different there. I only indulge on the huge wheel of fresh parmesan cheese with a few chunks. I did have a Brazilian martini YUM. The veggie selections are off the chart just so good. The seasonal dishes were a pear salad, butternut squash with cranberries, apple and pineapple salad, string beans with raisins, and a maple butternut squash soup, among many other salad options as well. including smoked salmon. After we ate our fill we walked over to the inner harbor and walked around for about 45-60 minutes. It was a lovely day with perfect weather to go with it all. The whole day just motivated me.

Carol I hope you enjoy some time out with your friend who I'm sure will understand your retiring early for the evening. 5am is very early to have to be to be at work. Get a good night's sleep.

Don't forget to post your W/L if you're interested.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and is preparing for an excellent week ahead.

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and a day later here I am...checking back in.

I got contacted by a high school friend that one of our classmates from Washington State is in town. A few of us are getting together at 6 in Wichita at a bar. Oh brother...I'm not thrilled... I have to be at work at 5am. I'll make an appearance, drink a diet soda and be gone by 8. Leroy and I were good friends in high school and I havent seen him in a couple of years so I am going. Sure wish it would have been yesterday.

Hope you all had a good weekend

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Hello and welcome to Sunday friends;

Gloria that thrift store buys sounds like a great find to me. Wish our local one did something similar too. I may just have to suggest it to them. Good eye girl.

Gold your enjoy your day today sounds like it will be a good one. Maybe you need to get one of those pineapple cutters, most places carry them, even Avon, LOL !!! Bed Bath and Beyond as well. Then you can have fresh pineapple without waiting for anyone to cut it up for you !!! Fresh is just the best !!!

I just piddling around this morning and hanging out with Dusky. Need to give him some attention before I go out to dinner with Karen. Nothing else going on except Fall looks like it is making it's appearance now, it's a beautiful day. Enjoy yours my friends.

TTFN

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Hi everyone, hoping for an active day. My ex and his wife are coming today for a visit. He is going to fry fish for us. Geez, he never stirred his own coffee when we were married. Of course that was over 50 years ago. He had to learn to cook as his second wife couldn't learn. Now he makes the best pecan pies and fried fish. If I know ahead of time that he is coming I buy a pineapple and he will cut it up for me.

I've been doing heavy cleaning but I always forget to log it.

Take care everyone. I hope you all had a fun filled weekend.

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Happy Saturday!

Started the day with a walk with the dogs and my 10 minute full body workout from SP. We headed to the thrift store to see what we could find at the $3.00 bag sale which is always fun! Last week I found an entire box of Depression Glass and a used Bullet machine.

Cheryl: good to see you and I wish you a lazy Saturday!

DG: Thinking of you as you help out your Brother. Yes, this is the cake made with vanilla pudding and graham crackers. I am going to buy frosting instead of making it . Was way to sweet for me!

Gold: heading to the gym for a walk around the track. Working on sucking in my stomach as I walk!

Going to go look at my closet and pick out a few outfits for our trip next week.

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Good Saturday friends;

Cheryl never feel bad about taking it easy, we can't be machines all the time !!! Relax and enjoy hon.

Today I am going over to Brian's house and help go thru some things for donating then we will go have lunch somewhere, my treat. He really doesn't go to restaurants unless someone treats him so I want to. I've done a few chores in the house already and stopped at the grocery store for a few essentials last night so really don't have much to do out and about. Tomorrow I will go to lunch/dinner with Karen. There's a book fair going on at the harbor and she wants to meander around there a little since it's right across the street from the restaurant. She's an avid reader and I could use the walking ... win win for both of us !!

Fall is in the air here folks.

What's everyone else have going on ???

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Popping in quickly to say Hello....im actually at work and have a couple of minutes. Hope you all have a happy,healthy weekend! I'll get back in later!

Carol

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Hey PPLOF, going to keep this short because I'm on my phone. Terri went to her dad's funeral which meant flying into Minneapolis and getting a car and going to Duluth. She'll be home Monday.

Today was the day that I read with the kids at the elementary school. Was home by 11 and I'm sorry to say I've spent most of the day on the couch. It's just been a cool lazy day although the sun did come out for a brief moment which was nice. Cat, I turned on the heat for 1st time today.

Gold I'll try and get out tomorrow and do something. I'm supposed to be meeting up with my spark friend for a walk so hopefully that will get me out of the house first thing.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Hey there friends;

So glad the weekend is finally here, today was the longest slowest day in months !!! I thought it was the 30th and went into work a little early to get my flu shot and low and behold, not the right day !!! So that's how my day started !!!

I just changed my yahoo password and a few other recommended things so hopefully I am safe enough. I'm still getting those calls from the people who hacked me 2 weeks ago and everyday this week there was a message from some supposed loan company saying to return the call to confirm my request for a loan and today the message says I was approved. I googled the phone number and most likely it too is a scam. SO I just documented it and did not return any calls to anyone. I have been screening my calls now for 2 weeks. I think I'll just have to do that until I get a new computer and feel more confident I am safe.
I am so over this whole matter !!!! Hope I can get that new lap top soon.

Gloria - I LOVE disco music always have and it will get me up dancing every time too !! It's just down right fun music. Is the eclair cake you make the one with graham crackers and vanilla pudding and coolwhip layered and then topped with canned micro waved milk choco frosting ???? Not that I'm familiar with it, LOL !!! I make that one using low fat and sugar free everything and no one is the wiser !!!

Cat so glad that fire alarm is resolved and the meeting was productive and enjoyable for you. Al and Ron are just tired and Ron has eye issues; that macular degenerative (??) disease that is getting worse. They want to relax and do more traveling now. That's for the info and advice on the laptop, I'm just want to get on ASAP now.

SLANDISSTEWARD welcome back and hope to see you come around this time so we can get to know you and enjoy your company.

Well ladies that's all I got for now so enjoy your evening and I'll pop back in tomorrow and see what everyone has going on for the weekend.


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TGIF team!

Gloria, glad to hear that you are happily settled with Trish. What a story about the active shooter training. Egads!!

And welcome SLANDISSTEWARD. Hope you join into our busy conversation!

Thanks for the flu shot reminder DG. So sorry to hear about your friend's dad. What a shock. Very cool you'll have your buddy Al back in town though. Were they homesick for the U.S.? Woot woot flower girl!! Fingers crossed about your new computer. Sam just gave me a fancy new HP laptop but my other one which Joe used first and then I took when he got a new one was an Acer which is a low cost brand and it has lasted for years. I used it for work, watching movies, googling, etc. No gaming as that's not my thing but Joe did while it was still his so it was powerful enough. I think I paid around $300 for it 5 or 6 years ago. One of the best things is they take up so little space and can be moved from place to place. Good luck!!

Grrrr, the price of drugs is just obscene Gold. My parents were low income and they were able to contact some of the drug companies and get some of their prescriptions for free. Making profits from the suffering of people. It's so obvious that there is no reason for the high prices, no matter what they companies say about research costs, blah, blah. They make it back hand and fist. Makes me so mad.

HOA meetings went well in that it ended early lol! The fire alarm issues seems to be rectified, it was nice to see everyone after missing last month's meeting. I really like the sense of community here.

I just turned on the heater in my living room for the first time. It's in the mid 50s and sitting here working, it's just too cold. Hate to do it because of the utility bills but I'll keep it on for a short time just to take the chill off. DG I really like the hotter weather, although many friends are relieved summer is over. I think because I was trapped in m y cool apartment all summer I really didn't get enough heat this year.

Looks like it might rain any minute so I better get out for the 10 minute walk. Cheerio!

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How many of you remember Thelma Houston?' Don't Leave Me This Way" just came on the Retro Disco station and had to get up and dance! My dogs just looked at me and went back to sleep! I am in the best of moods with this music blasting in the house!

Carol: Trish and I are living on base in South Dakota which is like a little town. You have everything including a bowling alley and a gas station.

Gold: sorry about the cost of all your meds! I do not understand these companies that charge so much for meds. I swim as many laps as I can and then I walk the rest of the time.

DG: glad you are finally getting your computer stuff in working order! Made me very unhappy when I was on the road and could not get it to work!

Cat: What great picture of you and Joe!

Heading over to Tricia's office for a birthday celebration. I made a chocolate clair cake for desert! Have a good one!

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A quick good morning to my PLOF friends, TGIF !!!!

We have 2 days to get our flu shots at work, today is one of them so I'll be getting mine today. Thankfully they give it to us free !!!

I have a habit of humming and I find it is a form of meditation to me, I hope it works for your sinuses Carol !!!

Glad you got the ok to go to the gym Gold, hope you enjoy the benefits.

I talked to my friend Al in Belize last night and he and his partner are selling and moving back to the states. They are planning this for next year. I'll be glad to have them home again as they plan to come back to MD. They will finally get married when they get here too and I get to be the flower girl, LOL !!!

My SIL's (Angie, Rod's wife upstairs) best friend found her Dad dead on the bathroom floor yesterday so there may be some changes to my weekend plans. I knew her well so if I can be of any help or comfort I want to be available.

Need to get this day going so gotta run ladies. Make your day as healthy as you can and be kind to others.

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Good morning all....

DG...Glad you have things in line to get a new laptop. Youve been battling that for quite some time. I do most everything from my phone anymore. Its still nice to have a PC or laptop for some things though.

Gold....good for you joining the gym.Walking and exercising in the pool is great!! You'll like it! I will try humming for sinus relief...i have never heard of that.

Gloria..whete are you living now? Sounds interesting with all of the activities you encountered at the gym.I like small town living...its pretty uneventful.

Gotta go....my hand is numb. Two weeks from yesterday and i will have my surgery.

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Howdy Doody, Are any of you old enough to remember him? I went to see my doc today. Got my flu shot. My UTI has cleaned up. I am going to go see the pharmacist soon because the cost of all my medications is to much for me to handle. My most expensive meds have to do with my lungs. You would think they would want you to be able to breathe and be able to afford to eat. My doctor spent well over an hour in our appointment.

I had to see the doc to get consent to go to the gym, I'm cleared to go. Gloria, you sure are active. I still have to get another swim suit as I lost my bottoms in FL. I am not a strong swimmer so I basically pool walk and will do water aerobics.

Debigene I hope you can find a computer soon. I know how hard you try to keep us motivated and eating healthy. I am glad that you have enjoyable days at work, even with the full moons and crabbies.

Carol try to rest up a little this weekend. I know fall is coming but don't be wearing yourself out with yard work.

Cat, I saw that nice picture of you and Joe. He is a handsome lad. Sorry about Sam not picking you up for PT.

Cheryl, what adventure will you be engaging in this weekend.

Cirra, glad you got some gaming in, sorry about the situation with your Mom and the TV. Did you say they have a tv in their room? Are there chairs they can watch their tv while sitting up?
I hope it works out well for all of you.

Nightsinge, How are you doing? I miss you when you don't come around very often. But, I am also glad you are here.

Carol, did you know that humming will help reduce sinus problems?

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Hello everyone,

So sorry I didn't make it in here this morning. I really thought I did but see I didn't this darn PC is really working my nerves. I talked to one of our IT techs at work and he is gonna look into a few things for me that would best suite my minimal needs. He indicated that the windows 7 will be unsupported soon and they are almost impossible to find and windows 10 will be a better option. He also recommended a laptop over a desk top especially for my use. I was concerned about a laptop as my bro has been thru 3 of them but the IT guy said that was probably due to his usage of it. It would be a good option for me since I do not use the internet all that much. I use my tablet to play 2 different games when I am bored and look up a few things as well as FB. He seems to think he can find something right up my alley and within my $200 range !!! So keep your fingers crossed for me ladies.

Good to see you all here. I counted all our active members and there are 8 of us here on a pretty regular basis. WOW that's more than I've seen since I've been here !!! You ladies are just AWESOME and I am so happy to call you my friends. Thanks for everything.

Enjoy the evening and thank God tomorrow is Friday !!!

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Good Thursday to everyone! I am getting ready to meet our dog sitter at the main gate for a quick tour. DS will be here next week while we travel for a few days. Yesterday I had the chance to experience an "active shooter" exercise on base. I no sooner get into the pool when the lifeguard informs me he may have to kick me out. I am informed to get my clothes back on and leave or be taken to a lock down in my bathing suit. Yes, I decided to change and get home before the exercise. 2 hours later I am on my bike thinking this is over when I see all these people running towards me! Police begin to swarm around a specific building and others are running holding their guns! I decided to return home and stay in for the rest of the day!

Cirra - good to see you back and happy to hear your foot is doing better!

Cat - glad to know Joe is safe and is getting situated. Do take care of yourself and that knee of yours. How did the meeting go last night?

Carol - glad you are enjoying the new boss!

DG - hope your day is better!

Gold - how is the gym?

Cheryl - thinking of you!

I forgot to mention...I was a bit concerned the ladies in the neighborhood would be athletic and healthy, but we all look the same with a few pounds here and there to lose! Put a big smile on my face!

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Hello, Ladies.

I am back after two days of immersion in my new expansion for the vidoe game I play the most. It is a good way to keep my mind off of health stuff and not to worry over much about things I can't do anything about right now. The doctor called Tuesday and has referred me to both and ENT and an endocronologist. Will see the ENT Monday and the endocronologist in November (first opening they had). The parathyroid saga continues. Guess it was too much to ask that it would be fine after the nuclear scan, huh? LOL

The gash on my foot is doing fine. Walking is mostly okay. I just hit it wrong every once in a while and it reminds me it is there.

My parents got back Tuesday afternoon and I am having to get used to people in my space again after almost 4 months alone. Mom was unhappy that I was playing my video game as she wanted to watch her favorite TV show. Season premier was Tuesday but I had told her I was going to be playing my game and I would set their TV up in the bedroom but she refused. First thing mom said to me this morning was "Can we watch TV or is your game still hooked up?" (it is a matter of changing inputs and I have repeatedly showed them how to do that) At times they seem to think I should just let them dictate the schedule and get sulky when it doesn't go their way. They tend to forget I am a 56 year old woman who has taken care of herself for almost 40 years and that it is actually my space. I TRULY need to get a house. I may just have to bite the bullet and find one here since I have not been able to find a job in Dallas.

Cheryl - My condolences to Terri. I am sorry to hear about the loss of her father.

Carol - Happy to hear the new boss is working out. Ever hear what was going on with the old one?

Cat - Good to know that Joe is safe, sound and settling in. Just make sure you don't push yourself too much and have a setback with your recovery!

DG - Hope your work day is better than yesterday!

NS - Glad to have you back. I have not been to Yellowstone in forever. I also want to go back to Brice Canyon one day.

Gloria - I love swimming. We even have an indoor pool at my apartment but they don't let us use it in the winter. I don't understand that! In the summer it is always full of kids as is the outdoor pool.

Gold - You are a busy lady! Your visiting, walking, outings and gaming keep you moving and motivated.

Okay, back to work!
Later, ladies!

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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

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Good morning. ..

I'm running late. Happy first day of Fall. Have a wonderful day.

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Hello team of friends;

I am able to get on line as soon as I got home so taking the chance to post now. It was a crazy day at work, lot's of stupidity is all I will say about it and just glad it's over. I did make good food choices also and will do so for dinner as well.
Looks like I have plans for the upcoming weekend with my bro Brian on Sat.and friend Karen on Sun.
Gives me something to look forward to this weekend. so that's nice.

Cat hope all goes well tonight at the HOA meeting and somethings get accomplished as well. - Like that fire alarm !!!! Sorry about missing your PT today, hope your son has remembered by now and apologized. I can't believe it's chilly enough for heat where you live already. Maybe you are enjoying it ??? We still have the a/c on here !!! The humidity is awful.

Carol glad to know your new boss is a keeper and hope he stays around.

Gonna go fix my dinner and look forward to the new comedy season starting tonight on ABC.

Enjoy your evening friends.

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Hello all,

Grrrr. Sam stood me up this morning and didn't show up to take me to PT. Will have to wait for next week to be tortured professionally.

Monthly HOA meeting is tonight. The residents here in building 5 are going deaf from a malfunctioning building fire alarm. It is unbelieveable loud and has gone off 5 times during the past 3 weeks for no reason. Everyone has to go outside and wait until the fire department comes to reset it, I pity the poor animals trapped inside with their owners at work. We had the alarm company 2 days last week ripping apart the electrical stuff and it still went off yesterday evening. Our management company will be getting an earful on that!! I look forward to seeing some of my neighbors though and hearing all about what's going on with finances, etc. Some people just really like to complain alot :-)

I'm contemplating pulling out my space heater. Beautiful blue sky but getting quite cool at night. Down comforter and heating pad last night.

Carol, glad you are happy with your "new" boss. Seems like you've had a lot of shifts in management lately.

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Good morning and a happy Hump Day to all my friends;

Just a quick drive by this morning to wish everyone the best healthy day you can have.

Sorry gotta run. TTFN

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Good morning ladies. ..

Cheryl....my condolences. Hugs to Terri on the loss of her father. Yes...it is a loss regardless of the miles and years that seperate!

I've had a busy week. I must say that I like our new manager. He's not really new as we have all known him for a awhile...just never have had him for a boss. He should be fine.

The weather is hot here. ..mid 90's. I think it is cooling a bit today and more so towards the weekend!

Have a great day!

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Hello! Sounds like everyone is super busy here. Cheryl, my condolences to Terri. No matter what the situation it's a huge transition when one loses a parent, right?

Debigene, very cool and that you've made good connections with your local SP team! And Carol, how funny that so many people bit on your "gift car" for your gal's birthday!

Sunday I overdid the walking. First a trip to the park to hang out with Maureen and her little dog Juneau who was wearing her tiny Seahawks jersey. It always amazes me how friendly people are when you are walking a cute dog. Then we went to both Home Despot AND Lowe's where I hit a wall and could barely get myself up into her pickup. I'm supposed to be up to walking 20 mins a day and that was probably well over 2 hours.

Joe is safe and sound and settled back in China. He found an apartment, had his first 2 days at the university and worked at the tutoring center he was at last year. His small, high rise, city center apartment costs $275/mo!! His major is Chinese studies which includes language, writing and culture. He also hopes to get a minor in tourism. Luckily his first semester isn't a bear (no math) as in addition to the language classes they signed him up for Tai Chi and Calligraphy. Huge groups of people throughout China do Tai Chi in the parks every morning before work. Very cool way to start the day.

Have a happy hump day all. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello ladies,

WOW - I was on the phone with Karen when something happened, not once but twice, the TV and PC both went black and then rebooted. Not sure if it was some lightning or something else that caused it. All seems fine now thankfully.
I had a goof healthy food day and a busy day at work. Always glad to get home.

Gloria I must agree with Gold you are so active it wears me out just reading about it. You and Carol are def our fitness queens as living workout machines !!!! Good for both or you !!!

Cheryl I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Terri's Dad. I hope she finds peace and please let her know she will be in my prayers. Congrats to you on your football win.

NS, so very nice to see you back with us. I don't remember knowing that you were going to be away, can't wait to hear more.

Carol I saw that a 4.3 earthquake hit in OK close to Wichita, isn't that close to your home and work ? The news said no injuries or damage was caused, praise the Lord !!!

I better get going I have a lot of SPARKING to catch up on, the shut down caused me to fall behind this evening.

Sweet dreams.

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Cheryl, sorry about Terri's father.

Nightsinge, glad you are back!

Gloria, you are just too active,, I cannot keep up.

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Hey I'm back from the road and coming back to the fold! Completely went off tracking and everything during this long, emotional family visit and cross-country road trip (Ruth bringing her mother's car home to the PNW as her mother must sadly move into assisted living.)

Man, but it's hard to be cruelty-free in the middle of America! But I survived, if only on nuts and rice cakes sometimes. I can't believe I actually lost a pound, but really have not been healthy. Other than a ton of walking. Walking is healthy. Did I mention that Yellowstone is so beautiful it makes me cry?

Blessings and peace to Terri and I'm glad you're going to be with her, Cheryl. Sending comfort. I'll catch up with everyone very soon. Hugs and sweet wishes to all.

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Cheryl, sorry to hear about Terri's dad. Sending you both hugs!

I guess I will make this short and sweet - went for a walk with a friend and now heading to the pool!

TTFN!

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Ha, I think Terri jinxed herself in our football pool for week 2. She was feeling sorry for me because she and Anthony know so much more than I do about individual teams and I guess I was behind in my picks. Anyway, she suggested that maybe I do a little more research. Well, guess who won Week 2?! Me! We're having a good time.

Terri got news that her father, Lyman, passed away. Her mother remarried when Terri was young and her dad, Doug, raised her, but a parent is a parent in whatever shape and size. I'm going to leave early today so I can go home and be with her.

Gloria, so glad to hear you got a bike. They're a lot of fun but I don't like hills too much. I like to pedal around the flat lands. lol

Take care PLOF!

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Good morning all,

This must be the day of short posts so I will try to follow suit. Have a great day. Stay healthy. Relax.

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Good Tuesday morning friends;

It's really not because I'm running late and don't have time to make a good post. So will just wish everyone a TERRIFIC day in all you do.

TTFN

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Good morning all. ...

Have a great day!

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Evening all!

Had a very active day at the gym, pool and a bike ride. I am back doing the Beach Body with weights 3 times a week, laps in the pool and a 30 minute bike ride on my new thrift purchase.

Gold, good for you joining the gym and keeping active especially as fall and winter will soon be here. Does the gym have a pool?

DG, hope you get to walk with your new friend a few times before the snow arrives!

Cheryl, swimming is the only thing I can do right now with the bad hip. I have no reason not to go to the pool since I drive a mile or less to the gym.

The Bears actually made a touchdown! Time to go and watch the game after I walk the dogs!

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Hello ladies;

The 2 members I met from our Baltimore team were Joe and K8 and I think I may have a walking buddy with K8 a few times a month. I did not spend time with Dad this weekend as he was too tired Saturday after the day with Brian and Sunday felt like he was coming down with something. I'll check in on him tomorrow after work. I had a good day at work and stayed on track. with healthy foods I took to work.

Cirra - OUCH !!! be careful that injury doesn't get infected hon. When are the parents coming home? Do keep us posted on the lab results.

Gold I hope you get to use tyour new gym membership as an alternative to Pokimon. Who were you pushing Mary or Elaine ??? Def a work out regard who it was on cobblestones no less !!!

Cheryl good to hear you are ready to enjoy the fall season. We are still having heat and humidity here.

Gloria congrats on your workouts in the pool, keep enjoying them. You're doing GREAT !!!

Carol wish Linda a Happy Birthday from PLOF !!!

Cat how you doing girl ???

Dusky is ready to go night night ladies so I must say adios for now.


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Hi all, after Elaine's meeting we went and took Mary to lunch. Then for a walk around a shopping center. The sidewalks were made of cobbler stones so I got a real workout pushing her wheel chair.

Cirra, you cut foot sounds painful. Take it easy.

We had a nice fall day here.

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All's well here...loving the fall weather emoticon

One of the things I love to do when we're in the car is check on the temperature. Terri loves to drive so I check in "what's the temp," and then 5 mins later 'what's the temp now) (if the sun is coming/going up/down, or if we're driving to the ocean/mountains). She's a good sport and gives the update. Nice you can see it from where you sit.

DG, that's awesome you met up with some fellow Spark friends.

Cirra, the foot injury sounds painful. Take care and keep us posted on your parathyroid too.

Have fun at the pool, Gloria. I don't go as often and I would like and I'm good at saying it's because..., but I should get my butt there more often.

Gold, the bike is an "Expresso bike"

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Hello PLOF!

Cheryl - Sounds like you had a good football weekend. I watched a couple of games and kept up with the SF game on my phone since it was not broadcast here in TX (or at least my neck of the TX panhandle). There were some good ones this weekend!

Gloria - No riding this weekend. Saturday was stormy and I was moving furniture around. I took a chunk out of the bottom of my foot so have things to finish up today before mom and dad come home tomorrow.

Carol - I remember a Fall art fair up there when I was visiting a friend several years ago. If it is the same one it was awesome!
I think the secret to good gift giving is to pay attention to what people like and linger over when you are with them but don't buy and to listen when they say they want something. Sounds like you got a winner for Linda!

Gold - Sounds like a good deal on the gym and gives you an alternative when walking and catching Pokemon are limited by weather.
I was able to get some gaming in this weekend and actually did more than I planned after catching my foot on a bed fram that took a chunk out of the bottom. I have been a tad hobbled and didn't get as much done as I wanted this weekend. I will have to bit the bullet today and get laundry done, parents beds made (and finish putting one together since I moved things around). I will probably clean off my computer desk my dad has been using and set up their TV in the bedroom since my mother's favorite TV show has it's season premire tomorrow night and my game has a new expansion going live tomorrow. I want my TV and don't want to have to fight over it and I already told her that the TV was mine tomorrow but she probably won't remember and will gripe about it. LOL

DG - Sounds as if you had a nice and relaxing weekend. How was dinner and the visit with your dad?

I had the first set of nuclear scans done on my parathyroid around noon. Head out in about an hour to go back for the rest of them this afternoon. Will see the ENT next Monday (won't be on since I also have another doctor's appointment that morning and won't be at work) and see what he has to say. I am hoping it is nothing to be concerned about but my labs indicate something is not quite right with my parathyroid and the two ultrasounds over the last 18 months show nodules, one the same, another that grew a little bit and a new one. I will check in later in the week since I have the next couple of days off.

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Good one, Linda with the Lexis. Need to get moving as we have a meeting with Elaine's group home today.

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Good morning and Happy Monday start to the work week to all my PLOF friends !!!

Let's make smart healthy choices as we aim for a MINDFUL week ahead. Do your best and make no excuses ... just do it and do it right !!!

Let's go !!!

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Good morning....

Hello all...wishing you all a wonderful week!

Gold..good for you joing a gym. Just do whatever you can there. You'll find it will help I believe. The car behind Linda is a Lexus that was on display at the Autumn and Art fair. She posed in front of it as if it were hers..haha!

Have a great day!

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I walked around a small man-made lake today (1/2 mile) and it was so windy that i could hardly breathe. So I went to LA Fitness and I will probably join their gym. Most of it is covered by my insurance, so I might as well jump in. I did a small amount of rowing, cycling, and walking on a tread mill. I will probably go back tomorrow or Tuesday. I think my daughter is going to join too.

Gloria, I can't lift the light weight wheel chair the NH said we could use. Maybe after a month or so at the gym.

Debigene, I'm glad you had a nice day, and a cup of coffee with Dusty. Do people really have pet owls?

Cat, I hope you continue to heal and get back to normal soon.

Cheryl, what type of cycle did you chase the dragon on? I want to continue to go and get more energy, then tackle that.

Cirra, Hope you got some time to game this week end.

Carol, what was that little orange car behind Linda?

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Watching all of the games on Red Zone today and loving it! Cheering right now for the Redskins and Panthers. Fun eating left over pizza with the dogs and Trish.
Made it to the pool these past two days and feeling excited about meeting my goals! I have to wear a cap because of my hair coloring and the fear of it turning to straw! Going to try lap swimming 3-4 days a week.

DG, I am so happy for you and hope you can connect with these gals for fun gatherings.

Carol, I think for sure your body is asking you to take a break. Make sure you listen and take care.

Gold, Two thoughts on how to travel outside with Mary. The NH should supply you with a light weight wheelchair for her to use for short trips or purchase a light weight WC from Walgreen's to keep in your trunk.

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Hello my dear friends,

I've been up since 7 as I do most every morning have had breakfast and am watching the Sunday morning show with Dusky and my coffee. I'm also cooking some potatoes to make potato salad before they go bad. (I've had them a while and it's time to use them up) I could have roasted them but I do that all the time. will use a little light mayo and it will be healthy enough to have a little now and then this week. I hate wasting food !!! As I mentioned yesterday I am going out to dinner with my Dad later after the football game he will be watching is over. I'll wait till then, LOL !!! I still have one more load of laundry to do and that's my day !!!

Carol enjoy your day with Linda and I think the gift was great since it's what she really wanted. I think it was a wonderful idea to get her what she wanted and hope it was a surprise that you did it for her.

Have a great day ladies.

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Good morning ladies...

Wow..i slept 10 hours last night. I dont do that very often but when i do i figure i needed it. I'm enjoying some nice coffee at the moment but i will be getting ready to accompany Ms. Linda to the Autumn and Art fair. Its going to be a beautiful day weatherwise.

I was soooo busy yesterday. Linda modeled at the mall but i scrambled to get her birthday present. I knew what she wanted but had to find it. Now dont judge but she wanted a weather station...i know it sounds like a horrible present. Anyway i found one, bought it and got it wrapped. She insisted on opening it yesterday. Presents are not safe around Linda..she has to open them immediately. She was absolutely giddy about it...loved loved it.!! So we put the sensor outside and now from the comfort of our home we can check wind speed, temp, wind chill, humidty, barometric pressure, etc. and also inside conditions. Alrighty then...she told me she was really a geek on the inside and it was a wonderful present. Hmmm...

After all of that I had to make doggie biscuits...it was a busy Saturday. Gotta get ready for my Sunday morning date and my hand is going numb from texting. ..have a great day

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Good start to the weekend morning friends;

Met 2 Baltimore team members out last night and had a great time chatting and sharing with them. So nice to meet people you sorta know in a small way. I didn't get home till 8:30ish and we didn't even get a chance to talk about walking together. But will def bring it up in a team post.

Looks like my Dad has a lot going on today with bro Brian that will include a lot of walking and will wear him out so we may just put off doing something together today until after the Raven's game tomorrow, probably dinner together. Today I will run some errands get produce in and maybe even laundry. Chances of rain look possible tomorrow evening as temps start to look fallish here in Charm City.

Hope you all have some good things happening this weekend and enjoy 2 days off. Tomorrow is weigh in day for those interesting in doing so.

TTFN ladies.

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Good morning. ...

Keeping it short as i get ready for work. I have to buy Linda a birthday present after work. Her birthday is Monday. Tomorrow we are going to the Autumn & Art fair...we went last year and really enjoyed it!

Have a great weekend!

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Happy Friday to all of our PLOF team!

I am so glad to be able to stay connected with all of you especially as we begin life in another new place. Actually, we have been in SD for two years and have gotten to know our way around, but have never lived on a military base before. I am glad the neighbors all know we are a couple and plan to be a part of this community. We will know by the end of February where our next assignment will be. Until then....just going to get involved with the Spouses group and do some volunteering.

Carol, I wonder if this guy was watching a few movies when he should have been out on the floor?

DG, how much fun would it be if you found a walking partner!

Cheryl, really proud of you for not eating the cookie or donut today! Trish and I are giving ourselves the weekend to enjoy a few carbs and then back to eating veggies and protein.

Cirra, have you been able to take the bike out? Today would be a great day for a ride!

Time to put the laundry away and get ready for dinner at the club. Have a great rest of the day!



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When I worked for the bank, I was in the employment law section and it was the best. You had all the inside drama.

Good for you Gold for getting your walking in! Have a nice visit with Mary.

Hang in there, Cat, you're almost on the other side.

So, sometimes you just need to say no. Yesterday a gal came around with a tub full of what looked like delicious chocolate chip cookies and I politely declined. Today is donut day at work and I just have to say no to the donut(s)...not a piece, not a part...no thank you (today).

I think we're going to do yard work tomorrow and then weigh-in on Sunday, birthday (friend Veronica) bloody mary(s) that are built like a meal (I'll post a pic) and lots of football. We're doing weekly family football pools so we'll be watching lots of football!!

Co-worker gave me a book that I was reading while watching the game last night. I was hoping for a win for the Buf Bills since Terri and Anthony had the Jets. Didn't win, but it was a good game and I'm thoroughly enjoying the book - Behind Closed Doors.

Gloria, NS, DG and all you that may be reading these posts - hope you have a great day!

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A quick drive by today. I has been a busy week. Just want to wish all of you a happy and safe weekend.

DG - Have fun with your local SP buds.
Gloria - Happy to hear you are home and getting settled.
Gold - WooHoo!! for Pokemon Go!
Carol - Confiscating a work laptop sounds serious. Makes you wonder what is going on. Hope you are able to work well with the new "overseer" and get the hours you need both at and away from work.
Cat - PT is a royal pain. Stay motivated to get it done after your "official" PT is done!

Later ladies! Gotta run...

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Good morning you beautiful caring women.

I am going to try to get out to see Mary today. Maybe take her out for a walk. I wish more places had wheel chairs available to customers. I know Home Depot, Menards and Joann Fabrics provide wheel chairs, but I don't think that would be very entertaining for her. So maybe just a walk outside by her NH.

I have been trying to walk more lately. I would like to do a two mile fun run/walk on Oct.1st. I don't know if I can get up to that, but I'm trying. yesterday I walked for over an hour with my walker. I had to stop and rest once in a while, but I'm okay with that. Thank goodness for Pokemon, as it seems to have gotten me moving again.

My daughter is going to join LA Fitness and I'm going to call there today and see if they have Silver and Fit, then I would go with her.

Well, that's enough babbling on about myself. How are you all doing? Gloria, glad you are back in SD. Will you be settled there for awhile? Debigene, have a fun outing with your SP group. Cheryl, keep motivating me please.

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TGIF friends !!!

Carol sounds like some juicy drama going on with that guy !!! Will be looking forward to hearing what the rumors unfold, LOL !!! Hope the new one works out better, keep us posted. Are you working this weekend ???

Don't forget I wont be here this evening unless it's much later. I'm looking forward to meeting some SP members from my local team. Would be great if I can make a walking buddy with one of them. Will let you all know how things turn out tomorrow.

Have a great day ladies do your best to make it a healthy happy day. TTFN

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Good morning. ....

It's Friday ....yay! Well....a new development at work. Our manager (the guy that took the cruel lady bosses place) is no longer my boss . He got moved out of my dept. suddenly yesterday and didn't even make it a year. I heard he almost got fired but was given one more chance..they even confiscated his laptop. What the heck is that about??? Sounds like a soap opera. Anyway he was okay to work for but pretty clueless..he wasn't very professional and most of the time acted like a 12 year old boy. His temporary replacement doesn't like OT. so we will see.

The company offered an early retirement buy out this week throughout the company. I wasn't old enough. ..had to be 62. Crap....it was a good deal if you were closer to retiring but not enough for me at this point. They offer it about every 2-3 years...maybe next time.

Have a great day ladies...enjoy your friday!

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A late evening post to all my PLOF friends;

I was on the phone after dinner and dishes and putting Dusky to bed and putting the recycling out; now just getting a chance to post.

A busy day at work with good portioned food choices. Dinner was mostly veggies tonight. Tomorrow looking forward to Happy Hour meeting a few members of our Baltimore SP team at a local mexican place. Not sure I will get a chance to post in the evening. Will try to limit margaritas to 2 and as healthy eating as possible there.
Plans for the weekend will include some time with my Dad and maybe my bro Brian, some produce shopping and of course laundry.

Cat you are such a thoughtful Mom, I'm sure you both will miss each other very much. Hang in there with the PT you know the end results will be worth what you have to go thru'.

Cheryl the mask is a requirement for such medical situations like isolation, hazmat, chemical emergency event if ever needed, just a Fed requirement and can't get around it. Just a waste in my eyes, but thankfully I've needed need to use it.
Now one cookie treat is just that and will def not make a difference especially with all the fitness you get in. So that cookie is now in the past girl. You can move on from it.

Gloria so good to hear from you hon and that your trip was safe and you are now back with your honey. Sounds like all is getting off to a good start with the new living arrangements. Just get back into a routine and enjoy.

Time to call it a day and get ready to relax for the little time left in the evening. So good night to all and sweet dreams. See ya in the morning.


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Good day!

Finally getting a chance to get on line after returning home Saturday. The dogs are not sure if this is another "stop" or if they are home for a period of time! Georgia is following me all through the house and finally naps after I sit with her for a bit. The base housing is really nice and much smaller than the house we sold and much easier to clean.

Tricia's office is 5 minutes away so we see her everyday for lunch! Love the fact we eat healthier and exercise daily. The dogs are enjoying the new smells and interacting with the other fur kids in the neighborhood.

Carol, I am tired just reading about the amount of hours you put in - reminds me of my Target days! I am glad Linda will have a chance to do something she will enjoy.

Gold, I know we will get together before I have to pack and move! This has been a crazy 16 months for us, but all worth it!

Cheryl, you continue to motivate me to try everyday to be healthy! I actually got into to the pool yesterday and will be going again tomorrow and Saturday.

Hello to everyone on this team! I am so thankful for each of you! See you back here tomorrow!



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Hello all, I enjoy reading your postings daily on my phone but don't like to respond until I get to the keyboard on my computer.

Joe just left for the airport, sniff, sniff. It's not quite as painful as last year but still... miss him already. Got up early and baked some brownies for him to snack on in the plane. The first leg is over 11 hours and then he has a 6 hour layover in Beijing before boarding flight to Chengdu.

Seiko is taking me to PT appointment this afternoon. I have grown to dread them but have to keep working on breaking up developing scar tissue for next few weeks. After then I will be done with formal sessions but will need to continue on my own. Saw the surgeon on Monday for 6 week post surgery follow up and I should be able to drive in another 2 weeks Gold. I'll know when I'm ready. Right now it doesn't sound like a good idea at all, if it was the left leg I probably would be so ready!

Nothing much else going on here except for trying to get back to being more productive on my work projects. Keep up the good work!
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Thankful each day brings an opportunity to try again to be the healthiest I can be.

Cookies in the office yesterday and all my small pieces made up for one of the giant cookies they are. Leftovers still here, but today I'm saying "no."

What is the mask for, DG?

Carol, you work really hard...take care and best wishes for Linda to feel as good as possible, too.

Alright PLOF, everyone of you, including the newbies, hope you all have a great day!

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Good Thursday morning friends;

I am thankful my computer is working and I am able to be here this morning. I installed a malware protection program last night by advice from our IT techs at work for extra precautions to the scamming incident. It took most of the evening to do it's thing and it found 16 threats on my computer !!! Hopefully I am fully protected now. Time will tell I guess.

I need to go into work a little early as I have this stupid yearly repetitive mask fitting I need to do. I've never had to use the previous ones and they just get thrown away, such a waste !!!

Wishing everyone a day that's happy, healthy, and wise. And remember it's THANKFUL Thursday, we are all so truly blessed, give thanks and show your gratitude to others.

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Good morning....

Where's the weekend. ..work is very overwhelming and stressful. We are just soooo busy. I'm working Saturday so it won't be getting any better soon. Probably won't have a decent few days off till my surgery Oct 6.

Linda is okay. The weekly methotrexate shots i have been giving her seem to be helping her. She only worked partime last year for 3 months during the Christmas season. It was really too much for her and i doubt she will do it this year though they have already asked her to. She is modeling plus sized clothing this weekend for a few hours at CJ Banks . She likes doing that.

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Hello ladies.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful hump day. I am happy yesterday is over as it was extremely busy both at work and away. Not much happening in this neck of the woods. We look like we are going to have some rain over the next few days. I'll take it!

Carol - Happy to hear the bites are improving. I keep benedryl handy for my fish/shellfish allergies. If I take it quick enough I don't have to use an EpiPen when I have a reaction. I know what you mean about it making you very sleepy!

Gold - Happy to hear you are home safely. Birthday's and zoo's are always fun and the little one's are so much fun to watch!
Funny thing about my toys...yesterday I drove the little blue car to work and then headed to WalMart afterward. I had a number of bulky items to purchase (a new Kuerig, flat of water, mattress pad, sheets, blanket, cat litter, cat food) and groceries. I had to cut the groceries short and then had to pull my Tetris skills out of the closet to get everything into the little car. Note to self: go home and get the SUV before going shopping! LOL

DG - I was actually in a commercial for the tech school I went to years ago. It is pretty exciting to do something like that.

Cheryl - The electric bikes do look fun. There isn't much of anything to see here to ride one. I have seen a couple of them when I have been down to Dallas that people have locked up outside of shops. The one in your picture really looks nice!

The rest of the PLOF ladies, come on in and let us know how you are doing!

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Gold, those bikes are really fun and just recently we had been talking about the advantages of an electric bike so it was fun riding one for an hour.

Terri and I are pretty set in our ways too so it's good for us to be out doing things AND couple's counseling helps - a lot! We are so different and sometimes that works in our favor and sometimes it's just frustrating but having a professional help with communication tools and putting things into perspective is helping us have a better relationship. One thing we do now that we didn't do so much before (except for the big stuff) is we get activities on the calendar. We were staying home because of "all there is to do around the house" and that was making us pretty cranky so now we get things on the calendar to do the fun stuff and just pack up and go.

Have a great day PLOF!

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Hello, it's chilly here today. I had to put on a sweat shirt and pants and I still feel the chill. It is bright and sunny out so it kind of tricks you into thinking it's a summer day.

Carol, glad your bites are gone. How has Linda been feeling lately? Is she still working part time? Are you going to do something fun this weekend?

Cheryl,the picture with you by the water with the bike is great. You and Terri do a lot of fun stuff. I wish I had a fun side kick, not necessarily a partner, as I am to set in my ways for that. Just someone to do fun activities with.

Debigene, you have lots of fun friends. That is probably because you are so positive and supporting.

Cat, how are you doing? Are you back to driving Snowball?

Sorry have to go.

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Happy Hump Day friends !!!

Computer is acting up again this morning maybe because it is running another scan ???? I don't understand why it runs randomly as I have it on a schedule for wee hours of the morning ???? I really need to be more diligent on looking for a new one is all I know. I just can't take this much longer.

Hot temps here today but sunny so will not complain, will just enjoy it as long as we can have it. May be meeting up with a few local SP team members this Friday so that should be fun. Will keep you posted on whether that happens or not.

Carol glad to hear your bites or just about gone as well as the itching !!!

Have a wonderful healthy day ladies.

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9/14/16 4:56 A

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Good morning....

I'm fine...my bites are all but gone. Gold if you work in the yard or around the trees you have to take a shower and wash good with soap afterwards. The mites don't actually bite you for a few hours. Since we had not had any issues with them this year we didn't realize we needed to. Deet and sprays don't even keep them from biting. They thrive in the cooler wetter summers...we've only had them this year and one previous year. as our weather wasn't very hot this summer and we've had lots of rain.

I felt good yesterday...had a good workout at the gym!

Have a great day!

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9/13/16 6:55 P

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Hello and good evening friends;

Gold you really are amazing , you stay very active with your family and friends and that is so important. You will continue to live a long and healthy happy life !!!

I found out today that the video is going to be part of our website. So when it is available/up and running I will let you all know. Not sure if it is the hospital or headquarter's website yet.

It was a slow day at work so a long day as well. I had healthy foods all day and for dinner too. Portions have been under control also. Evening snack has been yogurt or fruit. Still shy on the walking, my excuse is my right knee has been bothering me.

Well that's it for me tonight ladies, so enjoy your evening and have sweet dreams.

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Cheryl, I want one of those bikes.

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I'm back from Omaha, Tilly's first birthday, and a trip to the Omaha zoo with 2 little ones. It was a great trip, but tiring. I took yesterday just to rest.

Carol, I hope your bites are better. In Texas you get jiggers(sp?) when you walk in the grass. Sue got them last winter just behind her knees. I never touched the grass after that? How do they mow the lawns? Or in your case, take care of the ground beneath the trees?

Debigene, glad you had a good day yesterday. Let us know what the video was for. We are having nice weather here too.

Cat, saw the pictures of your new knee, guite attractive. Is it as smooth to walk on as the picture indicates?

Cirra, I hope your works slows down for you pretty soon so you have a chance to enjoy your toys more.

Nightsinge, what's your favorite song? Don't forget about us , please.

Cheryl, How are you and Terry doing? You two sound like you have a busy fun time together. That is the kind of thing I miss when I think about being single. But you do motivate me to be more active.

Gloria, sorry we missed each other. Guess I'll just have to make a trip to SD sometime. Hope things are going well. It must be hard moving around so much. Do you have the dogs with you?

I have to take my yorkie in for grooming today. Then I should try to get her into the vet because she is being to show signs of a tooth ache.

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!

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Good Tuesday morning friends;

What a great day at work yesterday. When I arrived I was told I was going to be part of a video being shot for the corporate headquarters !!! I think it's for some promotional thing but will find out today. So that was cool. Other than that it was a slow day for visitors. I think because the weather was so nice people must have just wanted to be outdoors !!! Another good weather day ahead today. I prepared work foods last night and have dinner in mind so I am ready for a healthy day today.

Carol I hope those bites and the effects of them disappear today so you can get relief. Constant itching is so awful and can even become painful. Take care girl !!!

Ladies if yesterday was not a good day for you keep a positive attitude that today will be !!! Keep smiling and be kind to others as you make your way today.

TTFN

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Good morning....

Well i made it through the day yesterday but was pretty miserable. The bites were still itching pretty badly but today it is much improved. I think the benadryl finally did its job. It generally takes about 3 days.

I'm going to the gym afterwork if i feel well enough. I may need one more day of benadryl which makes me very sleepy. I'll see how it goes.

Have a great day all

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9/12/16 12:03 P

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Good morning, ladies.

DG - Sorry to hear about the scam but happy you have things cleared up. I called to order dinner last night and the person asked for the security code on my card...I had never had anyone ask for the security code so I told her I wasn't giving her the code and to cancel my order. She kept saying they don't write them down, just enter into the machine, it is required, etc. and I kept telling her to cancel the order. She finally got the message. My parents had one of their debit cards cloned twice in six months. The last time I bought RFID blocking sleeves and took them down to Dallas (where they were at the time) and the RFID blocking wallet I got for my dad. Mom's wallet came later but it was dad's that was cloned both times so I have just been waiting for her to get home to give that to her. I also got myself an RFID blocking wallet just to be safe. Unfortunately there are so many people that just work at taking money from those that work hard or those that are on fixed incomes. Why can't they just apply themselves to a real job and help the economy in whatever country they live in?

Cheryl - I am craving a trip to the beach. I need to find the time to drive to Jacksonville, FL and see my new great niece...with a few side trips to the Atlantic beaches!

Cat - You are doing what you can with the limitations of your recovery, don't be too hard on yourself. You will get where you are heading in the right time and it will go more quickly when you are fully healed and recovered from your surgery. In the meantime, you are doing what you can.

Carol - Happy to hear you are getting a respite from the rain and that the weather is so nice. I had the sliding glass door open all day Saturday. AC (assassin cat) loved it. It was in the low to mid 70's until the late afternoon when it went into the high 70's and it just didn't cool off inside. I finally closed the door and turned the AC back on to cool off for sleep (I like it a little cool when I got to sleep). We had storms Friday night but Saturday and Sunday were pretty.

Gold, Gloria, NS, and the rest of the ladies of PLOF, hope you had a great weekend. Check in and let us know how you are doing.

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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

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Making a big push this week. Our group here at home will weigh in Sunday. Our first weigh-in since we got our beginning weight a month ago.

Had a great time at Ocean Shores. We rode electric bikes (while pedaling too) and loved it. We went everywhere on them and walked around too. Thing with electric bikes is that you do get some exercise because we were pedaling most of the time we were on them. You pushed this throttle that gave you an extra power boost. I loved it. And the thing I told Terri is, that even though we aren't burning the calories we would on a regular bike, we weren't at home being couch potatoes either.

We packed food for Saturday and and on Sunday shared entrees. So efforts were made to stay on track.

Carol, those bites sound awful.

DG, sorry to hear about getting scammed but sounds like you're on top of it. Good job!

Like Cat said, def transitioning into fall here but we are going to have some very pleasant days this week.

Wishes for a successful week for us all.

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Good morning friends, I hope you all have a MINDFUL Monday making the best choices in all you do.

I'm running late this morning because I did not prepare mu lunch last night. I knew what I was making but didn't get it together. So gotta run and wish you all a good healthy day.

TTFN

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