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7/1/16 1:30 P

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Good afternoon. The last couple days haven't been good, just not up to par, hopefully that'll change soon, feeling kind of dragged out. We went to McDonald's for breakfast, then off to Meijer's for some groceries, then to Walmart for some more groceries, on to Dollar Tree for July birthday cards and one anniversary. We did eat lunch at Arby's, which I shouldn't have, but did, just one of those days, will eat a very light supper. Won't be surprised if my weigh in tomorrow morning shows a gain. Just got off the phone with DS, he's out on the road, he'll be running out of drive time in about 2 hrs. so will end up staying all night at a truck stop in IN, he'll be able to head back out for home around 1:30 in the morning. I need to run out to ALIVE for a little bit I have a coupon I can use for 6 free classes or to waive the enrollment fee to ALIVE, I'll probably do the 6 free classes.

Hope all have a fab Friday and a Happy 4th of July weekend!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

I guess I need to search out this William and say hi. hehehe I haven't met him yet.

This is gonna be short this morning. Andy is wanting to go to the beach this weekend so need to get packed and ready.

Have a great weekend everyone... Will catch up at the beach if I can...


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Positive quote-Nobody can do it for you, you have to do it yourself. Just do it!!! Hubby is doing great, he needs help getting up but once he does he really takes off walking with the help of the parallel bars. Today they are going to have him use a walker emoticon I am getting pretty excited. Today is payday and I have a lot of running around to do so I hope I am at the care home to see him take his walk down the hall way. Every step he takes moves him closer to going home. I think I am handling the stress pretty well, I think being on the diet helps with my eating as I am not having stress-binges. My shorts are getting big and hubby keeps telling me to go buy some shorts that fit.
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Today's positive quote-The harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you achieve it. Posting this quote in hubby's room today. I post him quotes every now and then to keep him going. He is doing great, walked with help yesterday, we need time alone, but I sure miss him. It will be months until he is ready to come home and what a home coming he will get. I plan on leaving our apartment door open and posting a sign on the front door to the apartments telling everyone he is home, stop by and say hi. I am handling the hot walk to the bus stop by stopping half way there and getting ice water. I am back on track with my Every Other Day Diet and even rewarded myself with a copy of the book. I did not take it back when I put back on 4 pounds. This week I took two of those pounds off.
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Good morning. Looks like it's going to be a nice day, slight chance of rain tomorrow. Did a 45 min. walk yesterday, so didn't quite go all the way up town, will try and build back up to our hour walks, the knee did fine. Liking this low humidity.

Wanda you'll like that smoothie, I am going to do the 2 serving today and put it in my popsicle holders. Glad Garry could go to help his brother. Enjoy the shower, but hope you don't get rained on, good thing it's so close to your home. Enjoy the long weekend and Happy Canada Day emoticon

Kathy sometimes we have to have some pain while doing therapy but it's worth it in the end if it helps us out. The only pain I had was the sore muscles I'd wake up to the next day from the exercises they had me do at therapy. Have a good day.

Kathryn hope Ron is improving each day, sometimes it can seem like a slow process but he'll get there, tell him to keep his chin up.

William do you have plans for the 4th?

Mauri I'll have to go to FB and see where you're at today.

Nancy, Donna and anyone else that may stop by, wishing all a good Thursday!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Shirl - How did that long walk go yesterday? Hope it didn't cause you any discomfort. I have PT today. Still a little sore but I will live. hehehe

Wanda - Yes I can tell that the PT is helping or will help. lol Just gotta keep up with it. Glad that Garry is able to go help his brother on them steps. He's a good Son. lol
My tomatoes are starting to turn red. I may pick one today. lol Don't want the birds to get them before me. lol Congrats to Kaeli on picking up them keys today. Bet she is so excited. lol I can tell that you are so proud of her.

Kathryn - Sending good thoughts for you and Ron. Hope he is still improving...

I went to bed early last night and over slept this morning and still so tired. Bet it was that pain pill. ugh... think I will only take half tonight. Hate this draggin feeling...

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Good Morning all,

It's very humid out right now. More rain overnight and it looks like we just might be in for more today also. Hopefully it clears up enough for the outdoor bridal shower we have to attend this evening.On the plus side, it is only about a block away from where we live, so can run home if needed.

Garry is going to head to his Mom's today so that he has an extra day to help his brother out with rebuilding the stairs to his mom's front door. We will make it work. I'm just glad that he is there for his mom. She won't be around forever, so being able to help her out now is important.

Kathryn...how's the heat? I'm thinking with Garry being gone this weekend, I'll be able to have much lighter meals (smoothies) and not have to worry about making things for him to eat. I tend to eat more fruit and veggies when I don't have to cook. Hope you have a great day today. Say hi to Ron and tell him I am praying for him.

Shirl...how did the walk with Margaret go yesterday? I'm going to try that smoothie this weekend and will likely make up a double batch so that Kaeli and I both can enjoy it. Love the idea of freezing some, might have to give that a try too. Kaeli picks up her keys after work today for her new home. She is pretty excited about being a home owner. So proud of how hard she has worked to get to this point.
We did away with our land line for phones. It was actually a very scary decision for us. Probably more because of our generation...we have always had a land line. I even remember getting our very first phone! It just doesn't make sense to be paying for it when we both have cell phones now. The only calls we get are scammers and tele-marketing. Garry's mom even calls on Garry's cell phone so that was our only consideration. Now I will find out who I likely forgot to notify that we got rid of our landline *grin*.
Have a great day.

Kathy...hope you keep on with the PT even though you need to come home and take a pill for pain. Eventually that will get better. You have got lots of projects now! So nice that you make such personal gifts for friends and family. Thank you for the prayers for Garry to be able to go to his moms. Yesterday's paycheck for me was a bit larger than I thought it was going to be, so enough money for gas for Garry.

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6/29/16 9:42 A

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Good morning. Got in 30 min. on the bike this morning, when I came back down DH had done the breakfast dishes for me, he's a sweetie. Margaret and I will be walking downtown this afternoon, it's going to be in the 70's and low humidity, this will be the longest walk I've done in quite a while, hopefully it'll go good so we can get back into our walking again.

Wanda you can send one of those thunderstorms our way minus the hail, lol. We have a chance of rain Friday. Had that apricot smoothie this morning, oh yum! I only made a single serving, but I am thinking of doing a double and making popsicles out of it, I think Clenton would like them and they'd be more nutritious than the no added sugar fudgesicles. Thankfully right now our gas isn't bad. I wish car repairs weren't so expensive, we'll just work them in when we can, there's nothing real urgent that needs immediate attention, so we'll be ok.

Kathryn I grew up on PB&J sandwiches, use to take them in my school lunches, I went to a one room school and a lot of us kids ate them.

Kathy what's on your schedule for today?

William what you said on my Tuesday blog made me laugh, thanks, but I don't think our apartment manager would appreciate seeing a horse parked by our patio, lol.

Wishing all a great Wednesday!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Kathryn - I agree with everyone else. It's good thinking for you to go see Ron in the mornings. Those temps are too high to be walking in. And WTG on not having a milkshake too. They are a danger food for me. lol DH has them all the time. But I just try to remember how high the calories are. lol Hard to pass them up.

Wanda - So glad that hail missed you. I have another friend that mentioned she had hail north of her. She's in Nebraska... So you both must be talking about the same storm. hehehe
Sending financial prayers so Garry can go help his brother. I agree you and Shirl both are so blessed with your family.

Shirl - I know how you feel about all that money needed for car repairs. They told me last time I had my car in the shop that I needed $1500 in just checks to see if anything was wrong. UGH... So hope you can trust that shop.
Happy for you that your DD got your laptop all set up and that got that app from the church for you all set up. Good luck with your walking today, Hope Margarete was able to walk with you.

PT was hard yesterday since I was in so much pain before I made it there. But I pushed through it all. Then came home and took a pain pill. hehehe Didn't get much crocheting done after that. Just got sleepy. lol So I need to get Jason's hat finished up. Going to make a small Rebel flag for him too. Maybe put it on the hat or maybe a key chain. I'll have to see. Trying to make a small skull for the hat so if that doesn't turn out then I'll just put the flag on it. lol He's such a Southern boy...

I also need to get back to the dragon from GS Dylan. And the baby blanket... Boy I've got a list. hehehe

Y'all have a great day...


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Good Morning all,

We had major thunderstorms roll through yesterday afternoon. Lot's of noise and rain, but thankfully we did not get the hail that south of us got. It was so heavy with hail that it looked like it had snowed! My poor garden would not have survived that!

Shirl...it's good that you were able to get some things done with the car and trusting that God will make the finances for the rest of the repairs available to you. It's great that you could go and visit with your sister and then for your DD to come visit you and help with the internet stuff is wonderful. We are so blessed to have the families that we do.
Congratulations on the weight elimination. Hope the weather cooperates with you and you can get a walk in with Margaret today.
Have your summer concerts started yet?

Kathryn...smart of you to do your walking in the earlier hours when it is not quite so hot. Those temperatures would wipe me out. Enjoy the PB and jam sandwich today. What a nice treat to take to Ron too. Have a great day.

Kathy...I'm glad to hear that your PT is helping you. Keep on pushing through and perhaps things will get more limber for you. I can't wait to see your gnome house...it sounds so cute.
Kaeli is going with Kyle and Shyra to watch the fireworks on July 1st. We will just listen to them from our house *grin*. Garry is still not sure if he will head out to his mom's, money is a bit tight right now and gas is so expensive. We will see what we can arrange. His brother is going to be there working on her new front steps and it would be helpful if Garry was there to help too. Today is payday for me so once all the bills are paid we will have a better idea what is left over. Lol.

Have a great day everyone.
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6/28/16 9:07 P

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Late again getting here. It's been a very busy day, we left here around 9:45 to go get the oil changed and of course they found some other things that should be taken care of, but we don't have $1,700.00 to pay for all of it, so just picked two things that they took care of this time and we'll work on getting the other things done gradually, that's the only way we can do it. After we got done with the car we went to Arby's and grabbed some lunch, then went to my sister and BIL's to visit with them, they were glad for the company. When we got back in town went to the bank and gas station, then came home and got some supper. We were almost done with supper when my DD stopped by, she helped me get my tablet hooked up to my new internet, she's always good about helping me out.

Weighed in this morning and lost 1 lb. Didn't get in anytime on the bike today and not a lot of walking so only a little over 3000 steps today. Will email Margaret and see if she'd like to walk tomorrow, it's suppose to be cool again so would be a great day to walk downtown and back. It's suppose to get in the low 50's to high 40's, be good for sleeping tonight.

Our church has a new app and my DD downloaded it tonight for me, I really like what Pastor Ricky put on it, you can even listen to a sermon if you happen to miss a Sunday.

Wanda 25 min. isn't too far away, wish our youngest was that close. Is Garry going to his mom's this weekend? Hope Quin and family's move goes good for them. Maybe you'll get a better night's sleep tonight.

Kathy glad your pain doctor is helping you. Our town doesn't do fireworks haven't for quite awhile.

Kathryn that was good thinking to go see Ron earlier in the day so you weren't out in that high heat. Good for you for not having a shake, I love em, until I look at the calorie count.

William was it the zoo today? Glad you had a good Monday.

Mauri hello you busy lady.

Nancy is the weather hot in Texas?

Donna hope all is well with you and you are doing a great job of maintaining, drop in and say hi.

Hope all had a good Tuesday!

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HI ALL, I was smart today, went and saw hubby at 9 am, left at 12:30. It was hot but not to hot. It is going to be 104 at 6 this evening so hubby agreed I needed to get home. My appointment with the dentist was for a cleaning, he will finish it up tomorrow. I am going to Mickey D's and getting hubby a milk shake tomorrow. Told him I would be there by 10 and it will be his snack. I am not having one because it will be fast day and I am going to be good. I am also bringing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to share. Hubby loves peanut butter and of course has not had any all month.
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Good Afternoon Sparkies...

I ran out of time this morning so just getting here. I had my monthly follow up with the pain Doc. He adjusted my medication and so hoping I can take it in the morning instead of waiting for the evening for pain relief. He also adjusted my Restless leg med's to help me not have that pain so much now too. I really like this guys so far. lol

Then I had my PT appt. It was hard to do some of the things they wanted me to do because of the back and left leg pain. UGH. I will not be lifting that Gnome house again. lol But I will work on the window and door and hoping to attach it tomorrow.

I just noticed that is it overcast out there. Wonder if we are going to have a shower.

Wanda - Gotta love the weather this year.Glad you are able to open them doors at night and that you actually get cool air. lol Congrats to Kaeli. And yes you will have to schedule luncheon with her in the city and maybe do some girlie things together. Pedi's??? hehehe That would be worth that travel huh? That is about how far away Marie is from us.


Kathryn - Got an umbrella to hide from that sun? A lot of people do that here with no rain in future. Just keeps the sun off you. Good luck.

Shirl - I'm with you and not sure what I will be doing for the 4th. I really would rather just stay home and maybe go up the street when the fireworks start. lol I've only seen our town's fireworks once. So maybe we'll do that. Hope that you had a good day today.

Andy went to the beach and has Penny painting for him. Guess there is enough work around that he can keep her busy for a couple days.

Have a great afternoon everyone...


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Good Morning all,

I had a terrible night sleep again last night. Lot's of stress dreams that have left me with tense muscles. I need to get a handle on that. On the plus side it looks like another lovely day is in store in the weather department.

Kathryn...I love when the new crop of apples makes their way to the stores. There is just something about eating a fresh apple that is so refreshing. I go in spurts though with apples. I can't get enough of them and then suddenly I don't want another for a while. They really are so good for you in so many ways. Have a great day today. Hope that Ron is continuing to do better as new day comes by.

Shirl...Kaeli's new place is in the city but only about 25 minutes away so not so bad. I just don't like driving in the city so will have to work on that if I want to see her and not have to depend on her coming here all the time. She picks up her keys on Thursday so is getting pretty excited.

Kathy...We have a nice screened door that opens to the back deck. We can lock it and leave it open on hot nights without worrying about critters and bugs. We are blessed that we don't have a critter issue in our area. It was left open last night again and sure does help to cool the house down at night. Quin and Lauren will be moving into the basement of Lauren's folks for the time being and are hoping to start construction of their own place this fall.

Not much happening in my neck of the woods, or at least not much my brain is computing at the moment *grin*.
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Good afternoon, don't know what happened I thought I'd been here this morning, but evidently was not, lol. It's hot & humid here again, our chances for rain are very slim, but boy do we need some. Today is my last day of juicing and it didn't go as well this time, it seems like my body and the juices I had made weren't getting along, I'll weigh tomorrow morning. Now I'll need to go get some healthy food in the apartment as I want to go back to eating lean meat and lots of fruits and veggies and of course my smoothies in the morning. Our 4th of July is on a Monday this year, we really don't have any plans.

Wanda I hope Kaeli enjoys her new home, is this the one that wasn't to far from you?

Kathy, girl you've got to quit lifting heavy things, hope your back gets to feeling better, give it some TLC. Hope Andy goes to Walmart with you to help get the dog food.

Kathryn sorry for your gain, but I know you and you'll have it right back off in no time. It's hot here, but not that hot, I think we are only at 90 and I have the AC on.

William hope you are having a good Monday.

Mauri hope you are having a good day, do you have any holiday time off for the 4th?

Hope everyone is having a good Monday and a great start to your week!

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HOT HOT HOT IT IS SO HOT HERE. In the 100's and I have to go out in it to go home from hubby's. I can't go see him early as I have appointments in the morning. I stop and get ice water so that helps. My face is all numbed up by the dentist so will be hard to drink ice water this morning but will do it. I get apples that are picked in Washington state and they are really great. I don't know if they are this years crop or stored from last season but they taste fresh. On fast days like today I eat one for lunch, one for 3:00 snack and one while feeding hubby his dinner. I have some nice salmon for dinner.
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Good Morning Sparkies...

Kathryn - WTG on getting back on track like you do. You are such an inspiration.

Wanda - I think it's great that you can leave the door open all night. We would have a house full of bugs if we did that. And probably a Racoon and possum too. lol
I think it's GREAT that Garry and his siblings go help their mom all the time. She did a great job of raising them that they care enough to want to go help. I just think it's wonderful.
gonna be strange again with Keili moving out. Is she going to be far from you? Hope not. sorry
Now I know you mentioned before that Quinn and family will be moving in with her parents? Is that still the case. Hope the job he found will help them get a new place of their own soon.
So what are you all dong for your holiday coming up? Is that the weekend Garry will be gone to his mom's.

Shirl - How you doing today? Probably posting while I am typing again. lol So what do you have going on this week? Anything fun planned for the 4th?
I'm not sure what we are doing. We were invited to Ricky and Laurie's (Marie's son and DIL) But not sure if we are going. I need to talk to Andy and see what he want's to do.

Yesterday I actually worked on my Gnome house. The weather was hot but turned rainy. So that cooled things down a little. Still muggy. I lifted that darn house to move it out of the rain and did my back in. I felt it later last night and this morning for sure.

I need to go to Walmart today. Need to get dog food and I have a $5 off coupon that is going to expire soon. Going to see if I can get Andy to go with me. I also need to pick out yarn for baby blanket colors for the lady at the Post office. hehehe Will be fun making that blanket.
But getting through the store will be a challenge for sure today. Guess it will be a riding cart day.
I will not be lifting that stump again. lol

Have a great day everyone...




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Good Morning all,

We are in for a hot one today...makes me glad that I will be going to work in an AC building! We left the back door open last night to let some cool air in the house for overnight. Will shut it and close all the blinds before leaving for work this morning.

Kathryn...I find that there are times when I need the scale to help keep me on track also. Good idea to put up motivational things for yourself to help you out. The visual really does make a difference. Way to get back on track. Keep on doing what you know you need to do to be healthy.

Shirl...happy to hear that your SIL is back to work. I hope that surgery is not required but it it is that he can get it done quickly and recovery quickly. Looks like we are in for a hot one today. No rain overnight last night but some is predicted for tomorrow. It's a short work week for everyone here as it's Canada Day on Friday. Garry is not sure yet if he is going to head to his Mom's or not. I think he mentioned that his brother was going to do some work on her front steps. He had planned on helping Brian out, so will have to see what the plan is. So glad that they are able to go and help their Mom out like they do. What are your plans for the week and weekend ahead. Do you have a long weekend this weekend with July 4th being on Monday?

Kathy...Kaeli signed her papers this past week so is officially a home owner. YAY. She picks up the keys on June 30 and is planning on moving on July 8th when she can get some extra help with things. So excited for her. It will be strange to be empty nesters again. Quin and Lauren are moving this weekend so busy time for everyone. I don't think Kaeli plans on doing any painting right away as the place was just freshly painted with neutral colors before it was put on the market.
Great find on some granite counter tops by Andy...too bad there wasn't enough to do your counter tops at home. Having them at the beach is a great incentive though to go and spend more time there LOL.
I bought a nice big watermelon on the weekend too...need to cut it up for snacks. Love my watermelon. Looking forward to seeing your Gnome house all complete. I'm sure the fairies and gnomes are looking forward to it too *grin*.

Have a great day everyone. Hi to all that stop by.

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I had put my scale in time out in the storage closet and the day before yesterday took it out. Was not to happy when I got on it, was up 4 pounds. I need to use the scale to stay on course. Yesterday I got right back on track and had a nice fast day. Today the scale has me down one pound. I fixed up the spot my scale is in with motivational quote and a before photo of me. I also posted photos on the frig and pantry door. I want to see those photos and think before I eat. 50 pounds ago I did not look so good, I was quite a sight, and not a pretty one. I was a big fat slob who ate like there was no tomorrow. Now I eat healthy 80% of the time, I did eat chips and a candy bar Friday. But yesterdays snacks were two apples and I bought a big bag of them today for my snacks. Today's positive quote-You will succeed!!!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - Prayers for Kyle. It's sad that he has lost his job. Hope he can find something close to home. How is that process going for Keila and her new home? Still in the waiting game? Is she making plans on what she will do with what? Like bathroom colors and such?
Andy found some Granite counter tops at a yard sale that are usually very expensive but is getting them for like $100. Not enough for home ( I really need new ones) But they will do great at the Beach house. lol
What do you have planned for today? Going for them veggies today?
I have a watermelon I need to cut up... YUM!

Shirl - So happy that your knee is feeling all better. And WTG keeping up with them Fruit smoothies. I'm still struggling with my snacking. Got lots of fruit but still go to the cookies instead. Well after I eat the fruit. hehehe
Glad that your SIL is back to work. Good luck to him on that surgery. Hope that it's better so he don't need it. Enjoy your Sunday.

Kathryn - Hope that things are good with you today. How's Ron feeling? Is he doing better?

Not sure what I am doing today... Jason's Birthday is coming up on July 7th. So decided to make him a new hat with a skull on it. UGH... Not my fave but he likes them. He also loves anything with the rebel flag on it. So I ordered him some t-shirts on Ebay that have have the flag and eagles and such. He's such a Southern boy. lol
I'd also like to work on my Gnome house but it's looking too hot again out there. It may have to become an inside job if I want to complete it this summer. lol
So we'll see what I accomplish today.

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Good morning. Hope we get some rain later this afternoon. It's going to be hot and humid today. Hope everyone gets a great start to the new week. Serenity Sunday is posted.

Wanda, William, Kathy, Kathryn, Mauri and anyone else that might pop in, enjoy your day.

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Good morning, it's a nice one, no rain in the forecast till late Sunday afternoon. I need to finish making my juices for day 2, got day 1 all done yesterday. I don't have lots of room in our fridge so Sunday I'll pick up what I need for day 3 and get it all made and ready to go for Monday. My last PT session was great, Andrue was impressed with the progress I've made and we both decided I was ready to go it on my own and I'll keep doing the exercises they showed me at home. My knee doesn't hurt at all anymore.

Wanda enjoy your weekend.

Kathy I am all done with my PT, what you've got going on is much more serious than what I had, but keep at it and glad to here you are going to do the after care. Your stump project sounds wonderful, be sure and share some pictures when it's all done. Tony is back to work, may be looking at surgery on his neck, it depends on what his next MRI shows and what his surgeon thinks should be done. A.J. will be coming to spend some time with us in July as his mom, her grandkids and their aunt Shelly are going up to Petoskey for a few days, while there they are going to hunt for Petoskey stones.

Kathryn, yes my knee is all better, the PT really helped. How's Ron coming along?

William hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.

Mauri hope you can find some time to just breathe, you are so very busy. Do you and John have any fun things planned to do this summer?

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Good Morning all,

And the rain is still coming down. There doesn't seem to be a happy medium...either no rain and drought, or lots of rain and mushrooms growing. *grin*. The hot and dry summer that we were told was in store for us seems to be inaccurate right now LOL.

Kathy...your fairy house with the log sounds so perfect. Can't wait to see some pictures of it. I love the fairy gardens that have been created. Garry took and old bird house and put some stained glass windows in it (made out of plastic of course), put a door on it and then put some old Christmas lights inside and hooked them up to a solar charger on it's roof. At night time it shines so pretty and looks like someone is living it. We have it sitting on the front deck for decoration. Garry loves his solar lights *grin*.
The orchid pattern sounds just perfect for you. Mauri will help you I'm sure with the translation.

Kathryn...I was going to hit up the Farmer's Market in the city this morning, but I hate driving in the rain on the highway, so will wait until our local one on Wednesday now. I will likely need to hit up the grocery store though this weekend for some more veggies and fruit. I prefer to get them at the market as they are so much more fresh. Oh well, first world problem.
Have a great day.

Shirl...The down turn in our economy has hit close to home once again. Kyle (Shy's husband) is now out of work. He is a master electrician though, so hopefully will be able to find something quickly. Unfortunately it could mean a move for them but we will cross that bridge when we have to. He is going to see if he can get on a crew doing some of the re-construction in Fort MacMurray. It means he will be away from home a lot, but one does what one has to in order to have work. Reading on the news last night that there is another massive forest fire in northern Manitoba and people have been displaced to Winnipeg. Hopefully they don't lose their homes too.
Looks like the yard work we had planned for this weekend is on delay with the rain, so will see what we can come up with for indoor projects *grin*.
Have a great day.

Mauri, William, Donna, Nancy...hope you all have a great weekend too.

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Shirl - Hope all went well for your last PT visit. They told me I will be there for a while and that I should sign up for Aftercare when I'm done. I know I need it so will do it again.
Enjoy them low humidity days. We have so much humidity even late at night when I walk out on the porch. Just can't stand it for long. UGH It drains all my energy. lol
Hope you enjoy your weekend. Did you get your fruits and veggies for your smoothies? I really need to make some smoothies. Just never think of it.

Kathryn - What kind of dog was on them pot holders your gma made for you? I found a pattern that shouldn't be too hard. Just need to finish up this dragon that I keep putting on hold. hehehe
Enjoy your guilt free mornings. You should not be feeling guilty anyway. You are entitled to some time to take care of YOU... Doing something fun like shopping for veggies or even thrift shop shopping... It makes us feel better (mentally) Enjoy!
As for the stump... I'm going to try to make most of it. But Hubby will put the roof on for me. Unless I figure out how I want to do it first. lol Gonna make a door to attach and also a couple windows.
should be cute when I'm done. But the fun part will be making it. lol Makes me smile inside.

Wanda - I was working on another Rose yesterday and found a Youtube (in Italian) for these beautiful Crocheted Orchids. I will have to make ME one sometime. hehehe But may need Mauri to help translate. hehehe Oh but they were so delicate and beautiful. You use that little twine so will be harder to work with them little tiny hooks too.

Ok I need to go out in that humidity and put a load in the washer...

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Up bright and early to enjoy the nice cool morning it will be in the 90's later today. My walk home is in that heat but walk mostly in the shade. I walked 2.86 miles in 68 minutes yesterday, a good walk. I am walking a little slower as the route is new, am enjoying looking around. I have a ways to walk to the bus stop going both ways. The stop is in the shade with nice benches to sit on both ways. But I have it timed so I don't have to wait to long for the bus. The neighborhood is commercial with a few fast food places calling my name, had to tell them no my dinner was at home in the crock pot. This morning I am going to the Supermarket for the $5 Friday sales. I have some jello to return from last week, it is not sugar free. Today's positive quote-No magic pill exists. This does not happen over night. Just hard work and dedication. Stay focused. Sending everyone emoticon that all goes well for you today
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Kathy really getting excited about getting some thing you made, feels like Christmas emoticon A stump for a Gnome house for your pond sounds really neat, are you making it yourself or is hubby doing it?

Wanda you and Kathy buying fruit and veg sounds so healthy and good for you, are you able to get to Farmer's market yet? I have a small one at the park I like going to on Tuesdays and a big one up the street on Saturday. With hubby not needing me in the morning I can go to them without feeling guilty. I got some blueberries, nectarines, donut peaches and corn on the cob Tuesday.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

I'm so sore from PT yesterday. My hips are screaming as well as my back and other things. They are having me do the most simple things too. This is going to be a long hard journey. But I'm determined to get some of my strength back. And I will join the aftercare to keep it going. UGH...

Not sure what today will bring but I know it can't be anything to make me hurt more. So guess it's a day of rest for me. And maybe a little crocheting. lol
I found a big stump to make a Gnome house for the pond area yesterday. They had some nice ones but I had to pick one that I could lift. hehehe

Wanda - Maire does have someone living at her house. He name is Kassy and she has 4 kids from Laurie's (Marie's DIL) son Chad. they are split up of course and so is there at Maire's. It was supposed to be a temp thing but she is having a hard time finding another place to live. the problem is... She's not good at having her kids pick up after themselves. I've gone in and the place is trashed with toys and garbage all over... and Marie can't clean up after them. She has told them time and again to put one toy away before getting another. Just just don't listen at all. 3 of the 4 are elementary school age and then the oldest is 17 now. He's a pretty good kid but Marie has caught him out on the back porch with friends... drinking and such. So that is just another worry for Marie.
I know Marie wants to go home but there are a lot of reasons she shouldn't. I won't go into anything else here but her house is in bad shape. It's an old mobile home and basically falling apart.
So I'm just praying that Marie will be happy at her son's place after she gets there and spends some time there.

As far as keeping my email addy no problem. I thought you had it too. lol

I'm glad that your plants are loving this nightly rain. I was thinking that yesterday. Rain and night and sunshine in the day. Perfect weather for them plants.
I thought of all of you as I went and bought lots of veggies and fruit yesterday after PT. So nice to have a salad again. hehehe

Kathryn - How's things with Ron today? Hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself.

Shirl - How did your last PT go today? Is that knee feeling better? Is AJ still staying with you? How's your SIL doing? Is he still in the hospital? Hope you are feeling better. Then headaches will put you down for sure.

Ok guess I will get another coffee and start crocheting another petal. hehehe It's taking me forever to do this yellow rose for Marie. Although she said we don't need a Yellow rose because we know we are friends. lol

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Good Morning, it's a nice sunny one, we had one small rain shower yesterday, no more rain in the forecast till Sunday, at least the humidity is suppose to stay down. After my last PT session this morning will go get the fruits and veggies I need for my 3-day juicing which I'll start on Sat.

Wanda that's nice when you get the rain during the night and sun during the day.

Kathy glad to hear Maria will be going to her son's for a while.

Kathryn that's good you can take some time for yourself in the morning, you certainly are getting in good exercise.

Oh, got to run, don't want to be late for PT.

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Good Morning all,

We had another thunder storm with lots of rain roll through again last night. Lovely sunshine this morning with a brisk breeze. My garden is loving the watering at night and sun during the day.
The new lawn is looking good too. Garry should be able to mow it in another week or so. Presently we still are not supposed to walk on it but it looks like it's growing and attaching itself to the ground.

Kathryn...so glad that the new place for Ron seems to be working out so much better. Good for you for taking some time in the mornings for yourself while Ron is in therapy. It might be just what you need to get back into your healthy routine of not snacking in the evenings. You need to take care of you also. Hugs.

Kathy...I hope you didn't mind but added your email address to my contacts list too. I thought I had it, but I didn't! I guess I usually communicate with you through FB. I'm sure your visit with Marie was greatly appreciated as was the rose you made for her. It's good that she is going to be living with her son. Didn't she have someone living at her place and is she planning on eventually being able to go back there? Wishing her the best.

Shirl...so glad you are feeling better and the headache is gone. I need to do some grocery shopping for more fresh veggies and fruit today and will see if I can try that smoothie this weekend. Good to hear that A. J. is enjoying getting his fruits and veggies through the smoothies too. Enjoy your day today.

Mauri...such a busy time for you and long hours. Don't forget to take care of yourself also. Hugs.

William...how you doing?


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Hi everyone...

Just got back from the vet. Keno needed her annual shots and I needed to stock up on her Heartgard and flea control med. Wow need to take out a loan. hehehe Just glad she's all good to go for another year.

Shirl - Glad you are feeling better today. Hope it last. Good for you getting that exercise too. How's that knee feeling? Good luck with your last visit tomorrow.

Kathryn - You will need to email (ksnicker98@yahoo.com) me your address so I can send your crocheted item. hehehe Not sure if I can do one like your grandma did but I will look for a pattern. lol
Glad that ron is liking the food better at the new place. And Yes you need to remember to take care of you also. And if you don't have to be there in the morning take some time for you instead.

Wanda - Yes I am on Pintrest. AND I also have signed up for lots of other crochet sites too. So I spend most of my mornings looking at things to crochet. And saving them. hehehe I have spent hours just looking before. hehehe but I enjoy making things for others.
Glad you were able to get a good nights sleep. Hope you can sleep in tomorrow just a little. Then off ot get them veggies to put up. hehehe

Oh almost forgot. Yesterday went well. Had a god visit with Marie and she loved the crocheted flower I brought her. She is moving in with her son and DIL on the 29th when she is released. She really wants to go home but the Dr told her she needs to not be alone because of her heart problem. He heart beats super fast if she does anything. They have shocked her with the paddles to try to get it to go back to how it's suppose to be but it's not working.


Ok I'm off to work on a rose petal. I'm trying a new kind of rose. lol I have PT later today.

Have a great day everyone...

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Talked it over with hubby last night and I will not be going in so early in the morning. He has his PT in the morning and doesn't need me. I will just take the morning to do things for myself and go see him at lunch time. He is doing more in Pt at this place but only in the morning he has the rest of the day to relax. I am doing breathing exercises and leg exercises 2 x a day with him. We were just doing the breathing exercises but need to do the legs too. He is having pain just laying still all afternoon. I have to walk more to this new place but feel this is good exercise for me, now if I can just get control of my eating again. Have been doing some extra snacking in the evening that I have to stop. Today is a fast day and I will eat healthy. Positive quote-Stop waiting for things to happen go out there and make them happen

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Good morning, it's a good one I am headache free so far, got 30 min. on the bike this morning, yesterday it was 0 for exercise. It looks like it might rain, the lawns are turning brown and crunchy and sure could use a nice easy all day rain, it seems to keep going around us.

Wanda glad you had a good sleep, hopefully tonight will be the same seeing you don't have to get up early tomorrow. My daughter said her and A.J. loved that smoothie. I am going to try it after I am done with the 3-day juicing.

Kathryn glad Ron is closer to you and that it sounds like a good place for him to be.

Kathy I hope your PT is helping, mine ends tomorrow.

William do you have another zoo trip planned for this week? I love zoos.

Mauri you are at that busy, busy time of year again, I don't know how you do it. It is awesome and I love all the places and things you do on the bus and the people you get to meet.

Donna we are missing you, are you having a busy summer?

Wishing all a great Thursday!

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Good Morning all,

I have another busy day at work today and then off to a cleaning at the dentist. It is very muggy outdoors today. We have been having hot during the day and then thunder storms at night. Everything feels slightly damp. On the plus side...my garden is loving the moisture that it has been getting.

I had a pretty decent sleep last night finally. It's the first one this week. One of those days that I could have just kept on sleeping. Oh well, today is my Friday, so maybe tomorrow I can get to sleep in a bit.

Shirl... hope that you are feeling better today and that you haven't been struck down with the flu. Thank you for the recipe that you sent for the smoothie. I'm hoping to try it out this weekend.

Kathryn...glad that the new place that Ron has been moved to has a good review from others that are using it. That makes things easier all around. Have a great day.

Kathy...are you on Pintrest? I keep coming across these awesome crochet patterns that I would love to send to you. I have been saving them and then posting the link on FB, but it would be so much easier to send directly to you on Pintrest. Have a great day.

It's hard to believe that we are almost at the end of June. I need to start hitting the Farmer's markets soon to pick up items that I don't grow in my garden so that I can preserve them for this winter. Peas, zucchini, more carrots, onions....so many things to preserve *grin*.

Have a great day all,

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Good afternoon, not feeling well at all today, going to lay back down. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Sorry this is so short.

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Positive quote-Be consistent it works and it shows.
Hubby was moved to a skilled nursing home for less intense rehab. One good thing so far, the food is good and hubby is eating better. He shared with me that is throat hurts a lot and we found out they had put a large tube down his throat that's why it hurts. The home gave him ice cream yesterday and of course they brought me a dish two. There went my fast day oh well will just make today one. Have an appointment with my therapist today and an appointment at the pace hubby was at before to pick up papers. Then off to visit with hubby. Some one said I should take a day off but really this is my life. I am getting a lot of good exercise in, walking a little over 3 miles a day in my walks, feels good too. My legs are really toned.

Kathy your projects are so cool and way worth 4 x the cost of supplies, I would pay it, hemm now what do I want you to make for me? I would love to have some thing you made. Was thinking about this pot holder my grandmother had it was so neat shaped like a small dogs head, white with black ears. I don't know what became of it, I really loved it. Oh well I have made so many moves after marriages and lost every thing I owned three times. I had to just start over again and have done really well.

Wanda isn't that just the way it is order some thing and then find it, funny NOT.

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Good morning Sparkies...

Wanda - My tomato did good. It's getting so big and the tomatoes are starting to look a little red... Andy told me that if it gets too much water the tomatoes will split. We have gotten lots of rain lately and have to keep moving that pot of tomatoes... So DH found this old pot with wheels to put the pot in so we don't have to pick it up. lol Just gotta watch that it don't fill up with water.
You just reminded me that I left a loaf of Banana bread at the beach. I was really looking forward to eating that too. lol

Shirl - glad you can see the end of your PT... May be a while for me. lol Glad your knee is better.
I mailed my blanket off to SIL and Brother yesterday. The ladies at the post office always want to know what I've made now. hehehe So I bring pictures for them to see. And then the other customers want to see to. hehehe And Now one of the ladies wants me to make her a little blanket too. No clue what to charge... One person online suggests charging 4 times what the supplies cost. Will research more. There is usually a lot of time in making most things but people don't want to pay lots for home made. Any thoughts on this?
Enjoy your day.

Kathryn - Glad they moved Ron closer... That's a good thing especially now that you know it's not a bad place. Good luck working with him on that eating. It just takes lots of practice. I know Marie's DH would not try for so long and got frustrated and then one day he just sat down and told her to help him practice. So glad that Ron is not that stubborn.

PT went well yesterday. I've got soreness from all the exercises/stretches I did yesterday. It will go away later so no worries. Well except the back. They are having me do some very basic exercises for my belly too. Which will help with the back... they say. hehehe I know they are right... It's just been a long time. hehehe

I'm off to Kissimmee... will visit Marie while I am there. Have a great day...



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Good Morning all,

We had some severe thunder storms roll through yesterday. Thankfully we seemed to be on the outskirts of the worst of it. Kaeli hit some heavy down pouring on the highway when she was coming back from Camrose, but other than that we escape the worst of it. Looks like we are in for some rain today also. Yay, Mother Nature is watering our new grass.

Kathryn....The plus side of having to move Ron again is that it is closer yet for you to walk if you want to. Praying that he does well there and can get back home sooner rather than later. Happy to hear that Ron is getting more use on his right side now also. Keeping you both in my prayers. Hugs.

Kathy...Hope you are able to have a visit with Marie. I'm sure she really appreciates the effort that you make to go and see her. How did your tomato survive the hot days last weekend while you were away? I have lots of flowers on all my tomatoes that have reached that stage. I'm hoping for a good crop. Still have tomatoes that are needing to do some more growing before they begin flowering...if they don't hurry up, they might be the ones that I have to take into the house for the winter months *grin*. Good thing they are in the pots. I'm looking to see what I might be able to grow indoors over the winter months. My problem with indoors is that I don't have great light or spots to put things, so would have to use grow lights.
Still a consideration.
Have a great day.

Shirl...Now I have two chargers for my fitbit. So crazy, cause I looked in that drawer and even cleaned it out without finding it. Then I open the drawer and there it is! LOL.
I love your plan for a three day juice. I forgot to make my smoothie last night before going to bed, so this morning I am resorting to a fruit salad and having to take a slice of homemade banana bread. Oh well, at least it is mostly very healthy for me.
I used up the last of the eggs when I made the banana bread last night so couldn't even have my eggs as a substitute this morning. I had some bananas that I needed to do something with or end up throwing them out. I am taking one of the loaves to work with me to share with my co-workers.
Have a great day.

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Today's positive quote-Some days I eat salad and work out, some days I hang out in my PJ's and eat cupcakes, it's called balance. Don't stress so much if you have an extra treat every thing balances out if you just get your eating back on track right away. Yesterday they sent hubby to a less intense rehab place and it was stressful for the two of us. We just got use to the other place when we had to move. Oh well this place is even closer to me and I could if need be walk there. We got a great review of the place from the guy who shares the room and his wife. So every thing will work out alright. He will be there about 2 months or more or less. Hoping for the less. He is getting more use of his right side. I am going to have him try feeding himself today, he is starting to eat more and may do better feeding himself

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - Hope that red sky doesn't cause any problems today. hehehe bummer that you may have to work more OT today... But the positive to that is More Friday's off! lol
Good luck trying out them canning recipes when the time comes. You will be very busy when all the veggies come.

Not much happening today. I am going to try to get to the post office today as I didn't leave the house yesterday. Just needed a day off. Think I will attempt another flower for Marie. Or maybe two. lol Found some nice patterns last night but was too tired to start anything...

Shirl hope all is good with you.

Kathryn - Sending prayers for Ron. Hope he is still improving... ((hugs))

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Good morning. It's going to be about 10 degrees cooler today and low humidity, yay. I have my PT this morning at 10:15, Friday will be my last session and the knee is doing great. I finally sat down last night and figured out what juices I want to make for the 3-day juicing I'll be doing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, have my grocery list all ready so Thursday will go to the store and get all the fruits and veggies I'll need. We got a pretty purple flower hanging basket yesterday when we went to Walmart, want to get a pot of flowers to sit in the basket DD got us last fall.

Wanda I told you, you'd find your charger, well now you have a back up one, just be sure you put it where you can find it.

Kathy love the rose and am sure Maria will too and the blanket for the baby is adorable. I see we are both having PT today, Friday will be my last day of it.

Kathryn hope everything is ok, we worry when we don't see you here.

Everyone have a great Tuesday!

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Good morning all,

Wow the sky is a bright orangey/red this morning. Old sailors adage "Red sky at night, sailors delight, red sky in the morning, sailors take warning". Wonder what is in store for us today!

Kathryn...hope all is well with both you and Ron. Thinking of you and praying for Ron's speedy recovery.

Kathy...Love the crochet projects! So cute. Marie is going to love her rose and I'm sure the blanket will be appreciated. Have a good day at PT and enjoy being able to move about.

Shirl...How nice to win a book! Sounds like you will find it very useful too. I've been finding lots of recipes that I want to try out with canning this fall.

Busy day ahead at work today. We got two large shipments in yesterday. Ended up working overtime and then called it a day. Thinking I might just be doing the same again today. Hoping not but it depends on whether we get another shipment or not. Ahhhh, job security *grin*.

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Good Day Sparkies...

Shirl - Congrats on winning that autographed diabetic book. I never win anything either but I don't try too. hehehe How's your knee doing? Are you still in PT or is it over now?

Wanda - Garry did good finding you more plants. hehehe I'm glad he enjoyed his Father's Day and you as well. Glad there was nice weather for it.

Kathryn - Hope Ron is doing well today. I know you are busy but keep us posted on him. We are thinking and praying for him. ((hugs))

Not much happening here today. But tomorrow and Thursday I have PT and Wednesday I go to Kissimmee for an appt and will go visit Marie. Then on Thursday I am taking Keno to the vet for her annual shots and all. So busy few days so decided to just chill here today. Oh and I'm working on a Crocheted Rose for Marie. lol She loves orange... So making it Orange with yellow around the edge. lol



Also this is the little Security blanket I made for Brother and SIL new grandbaby... Hope this helps her with the loss while they wait for her return.




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Good morning, it's going to be a hot & humid one again, thankful for a nice breeze, which is suppose to get stronger this afternoon. I took yesterday off from exercise, I had gotten 6 days in so thought one day off would not hurt.

A little while back I entered a contest for an autographed diabetic cookbook, I am not a very lucky person, but thought why not it didn't cost anything to enter, well I actually won one of the autographed ones from Mr. Food Test Kitchen and it arrived in the mail today. Mr. Food is a feature on our local channel 6 news at noon and I also subscribe to Everyday Diabetic Recipes from Mr. Food, there are other emails you can subscribe to, just go to MrFood.com to subscribe to whichever eNewsletters you'd like to receive they are all free.

Wanda glad you found a good deal on a couple more plants to add to your garden. Sounds like you made pretty good choices for your supper last night.

Kathy glad you were able to get in the water, and that Andy was there to help you out, wouldn't want to lose our mermaid. Sounds like Andy had a pretty nice Father's Day.

Kathryn is Ron eating any better?

William, Mauri, Donna and anyone who might stop by, have a marvelous Monday and a great start to your week.

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Good Morning all,

We had a lovely sunny and warm day yesterday. The plants in the garden sure enjoyed the warmth. Big winds picked up in the late afternoon which were not so nice, but not complaining as it helped to keep the mosquitoes away *grin*.
Garry wanted to go out to Boston Pizza for supper, his day, so off we went with the kids. I had my salad with a grilled chicken breast and my water to drink, so did ok with the calories.

It's back to work today and then a dental appointment with week. I need to make arrangements to have the last of the very old fillings replaced. My dentist mentioned the last time I was in that it is time. Not looking forward to it, but better to get it done while we have coverage, so will set the appointment for that. This one is just for the cleaning.

Garry and I made a Home depot trip yesterday to see what specials they might have on for Father's Day. Came home with two new plants lol A lovely healthy pepper plant and a cucumber plant. Added two more to the garden. Not what Garry was hoping to find, but right up my alley *grin*.

Time to head out for work. Kathryn, Kathy, Shirl and William, have a great day. Mauri, if you pop in too, hope your day is great.

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Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there...


I got home today a little after 1:00 pm. It rained and rained so just wanted to get home. Andy wondered in a little later and is now at Chop and Penny's. I'm sure Penny made him a cake like she said... And Chop is toasting him as we speak. lol He heard form Rachael this morning and then Chopper later and then Amanda and Vanessa text him.

I so enjoyed that Ocean water yesterday. It was so nice. I've never seen it that calm there before. But loved getting in the water like I used to. Just thankful for Andy helping me out. That water going back out pulls you with it. hehehe I would have never got out... hehehe
Beached Mermaid in the Tide. LOL

Hope you are all off enjoying your day with your hubby's. I need to find something to make for dinner so better get to it...

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Good afternoon. It's another beautiful day, this has been a great weekend. Went to church this morning and then took DH to KFC for Father's Day lunch, that's a southern boys delight. I didn't have time this morning to post serenity Sunday, so will go do that next, I am still adjusting to that earlier church time. Hope all you dads are enjoying your Father's Day. Our new thermometer says 90 and it's not in the sun, they said we'd maybe get up to 92. Yesterday was nice for the cookout out to DD's, there was a nice breeze and we just sat in the backyard visiting, very relaxing time spent with family and all the grand doggies, four of them all girls. Youngest DD is heading back to OH today with her two doggies.

Wanda, woo hoo on you finally getting some sun. That's funny, Garry has one big project off his to do list and so now is thinking of other things he can do, men just don't seem to be able to sit still and not do nothing, but you are lucky he enjoys keeping your home looking good and helping with those raised garden beds. Clenton was like that when we owned our own place, always doing something to make it look better. We've got a couple of good guys.

Kathryn, that was so neat of you to curl up beside your hubby and take a nap. When Clenton was in the Healing & Rehab center I use to get on his bed beside him and watch tv with him, they need that contact especially when they're in places like that. You are a good wife.

Kathy will have to go see if I can find your pictures on FB.

Hope all enjoy this beautiful day!

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Hope all your hubby's have a nice Father's day

Today's positive quote-The same voice that says "give up" can be trained to say " keep going"
Am doing good on my diet. Having some thing cooking in the crock pot for dinner when I come home helps. Tonight in honor of Father's every where it is BBQ chicken wings. I am having that with an ear of corn. Taking hubby Panda Express for lunch. I am just getting a bowl to share, will even share an egg roll. Hubby is just not eating good. I know he needs to lose weight I just don't think this is the right way.

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Happy Father's day to all the Dad's and Dad figures out there. Hope you all have a great day.

Not sure what is on our agenda for today. It's Garry's day and his choices *grin*.

We had a beautiful sunny and warm day finally yesterday. Garden, lawn, flowers etc all got taken of. Plans in the works for another raised garden bed and also extending a lower patio stone area off the main back deck. We want to make it an area that we can sit around the firepit. Now that Garry doesn't have to do the front lawn, he has big plans for the back yard LOL.

Have a great day everyone.

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Today's positive quote-It's not a race, it's a journey. Went up town to the library this morning and then to the hospital to hang out with hubby. Today I got smart and climbed in bed with hubby and we took a nap together. Was not so wore out when I got home. I had a nice dinner waiting for me in the crock pot, cauliflower and a half breast of chicken cooked in green enchilada sauce. It is a fasting day and I am doing good. Walked 3.20 miles in my walks and got a reward from Spark People for doing 2000 minutes this month and boy do my feet feel it.
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Good morning Sparkies from the beach.

Yes Kathryn the water and sun was very warm. Lol

I just lost a big post. So will just say...

Happy Father's Day to your hubbies and enjoy your weekend.

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Good Morning all,

THANK YOU for all the SUNSHINE! So nice to get up this morning and see the lovely sunshine. No clouds in the sky, the birds are singing and it is shaping up to be a wonderful day of being outdoors. The winds have died down and I'm looking to get out in the garden.

Kathryn...I am sorry to hear that your kids don't keep in touch with you. That makes it rough. Wishing Ron a great day regardless. It's good that you have each other to lean on.
Have a great weekend.

Kathy...love the pictures of you at the beach...enjoy it for me too!

Shirl...Guess who found their fitbit charger? How I missed it where I found it is beyond me. I searched that draw! Now I will have 2 when my new one arrives. I'm busy charging my fitbit now. It did good to make it part way through the day yesterday with the battery showing blank. I had to guess what my steps would have been yesterday but pretty sure I was in the ball park, probably on the low side.
Have a great day today...I'm out to enjoy the sunshine *grin*.

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Good morning, it's a nice sunny one, hoping the humidity stays down again today, it just makes it so much more comfortable. After we took flowers to the cemetery yesterday we stopped at The City Buffet on our way home, told DH that was his Father's Day meal, as I didn't want to go out on Sunday as all the places will be so busy.

Well today was my weigh in day, and I am not happy with me, I am up 3 lbs., yes I know some of that is water gain from eating Chinese yesterday, but still not happy with me. I'll just drink more water today and exercise more and make myself behave.

My youngest DD wants me to go with her today to look at outdoor carpeting, she wants to replace what's on our patio for her dad for Father's Day.

Good news on Tony, he got to come home yesterday, he doesn't have an infection and he doesn't have cancer, what he does have is degenerate bone disease, the doctor wants him to have another MRI and then they'll discuss what can be done for him.

I still need to go post silly Saturday, will do that when I finish here.

Wanda hope some of that sunshine I sent your way made it to your back yard emoticon

Kathryn sorry about the situation with the kids, our oldest DD doesn't really have much to do with us anymore, she lives right here in town but never comes over and only calls when she needs something, our other three always keep in touch. I am sure Ron will appreciate the get well card from you.

Kathy happy beach days!

William, Mauri, Donna and anyone else that happens by, enjoy your Saturday and find some laughter in your day.

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Shril so nice to hear so many of your family will be getting together for Father's day. I forgot all about it. Hubby has 3 sons but like my three they are not ones to have any thing to do with their parents. I have a nice card for hubby but will not remind him it is fathers day, just a nice get well card telling him how much I love and miss him.

Wanda sending you some emoticon and emoticon hope you can fix your potatoes

Kathy enjoy the beach, I guess it is warm enough to get in the water, right?

I bought hubby a candy bar day before yesterday and had him use his weak right side to eat it. I had got it at the hospital snack bar and it cost me $1.25. This morning I got four at 69 cents each at the bargain store across the street. They are Twix, he likes sharing with me so will only bring on non fast days. I am staying later today visiting to make up for leaving yesterday so early. Don't want him to think I don't love him, or miss him tons.

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Good morning. Nice sunshine and heading towards the 80's, but thankfully the humidity is going to stay low. Youngest DD made it up from OH last night, it'll be good for her sis to have her here. No word yet on the cultures on Tony, maybe today.

Wanda sending some emoticon your way, sounds like you and your garden could use it. I know when I didn't have the internet I worried about my data transferring from my fitbit, but was happy when I seen it transferred all the days I couldn't get on the internet to download it, so hope you have the same good luck, after all we work hard for all those steps and don't want to lose any emoticon . I hope Garry has a Happy Father's Day.

Kathryn glad to hear Ron is asking for food. I don't remember if Ron has kids or not, but if he does please wish him a Happy Father's Day. I hope our SIL is able to get out of the hospital before Father's Day. Good for you for putting that scale somewhere out of sight.

Kathy hope you have good beach weather. Happy Father's Day to Andy.

Wishing all a fab Friday!

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Good Morning all,

It's another rainy and chilly out today. We need some sunshine now! I don't mind when it rains at night, it's just during the day that gets to you after several days of the same things. I guess the old adage of "be careful what you wish for" holds true in this case. We were desperate for some rain and now it just doesn't seem to want to quit. LOL

My fitbit although it is showing blank on the battery...seems to still be recording. It was a full day of recording for me with it yesterday and hoping it will do the same again today. On the plus side my charger has been shipped so may only be without my fitbit recording for a couple of days. Charger should be here next week.

Kathryn...happy to hear that Ron is requesting food. Sounds like he is getting better slowly but surely. Such good news. Stepping on that scale certainly can be addictive, good for you for hiding it away so you don't see it constantly. Keep up the great work. Hugs.

Kathy...YAY the BEACH! Have fun.

Shirl...Sounds like Clenton will have a lovely Father's Day with family gathering around. We are hoping for nice weather so that we can BBQ on Father's Day. The kids are hoping to get here so that will be nice. Quin is working up north in camp so won't be here, but I'm sure that we will hear from him.
My potatoes are growing like crazy. The potatoes that I planted though in my one garden bed have something eating the leaves. I am going to have to google things to see what I can do. They are still small so might see if I can dig them up and plant them in pots to see if I can keep them from further damage. I'm pretty sure that it might be something in the soil in the bed. The other potatoes in pots are doing great. We need some sunshine though for the rest of my garden plants. The tomatoes and peppers (and strawberries) all have flowers but they need some warm sunshine now.

We are supposed to water the new sod twice a day, but with all the rain we keep having we haven't had to do that. The ground is really wet and we even have mushrooms starting to make an appearance. The mushrooms don't present a problem they just are an indication that the ground is really wet!

Not sure what was wrong with my internet connection yesterday morning, by the time I got home from work it was working fine. Weird

Have a great and wonderful Friday.
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Good morning from the beach...
Need to make this short. Going to the beach today and would like to get some shopping done too.

Kathryn yep I'm at the beach. Got here about 6 last night. Glad Ron is asking for chicken. Have a good day with your friend shopping.

Shirley sounds like you will have company this weekend. Hope Clinton enjoys his father's day.

Wanda how's things with you? You are off today right? Happy gardening.

Have a great day everyone.


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Today's positive quote-The hard part isn't getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.
Fall for the allure of the scale again this morning. It said the same thing as it did two days ago. With a bad reading I get depressed and want to eat fattening foods for comfort. I have banished the scale to the lonely storage closet. Would love to give it away but hubby uses it once in a while and would not be happy if it was gone. I think with it harder to get at I will stop this love affair. I will do my fasting/non fasting diet and get weighed in September at my doctor's office. I have a pair of capris from last summer that fit just right, when they are lose I will be happy and reward myself with a smaller size. I will look for NSV's as my way of knowing I am doing good on this weight loss journey.

Wanda you can get a copy of Every Other Day Diet book on Amazon for less then $10 total cost, I got mine for $2.99 plus shipping of $3.99. I t is my reward for taking off the 10 pounds.

Kathy are you at the beach this week

Shril good to hear they are going to do fun things for the residents of your building with the money. I guess that's money from your hard work for the bake sales? If so they better do some thing with it you can enjoy too!!!

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I love my Spark family always here to give support when ever and for what ever we need emoticon Hubby wants to make sure I tell you all emoticon from him too. He knows how lonely I would be without you guys to touch bases with each day. I only have my walking buddy as a friend here and she is one busy lady, and has her phone on block most of the time. We are getting together tomorrow to do our $5 Friday sales at the supermarket. Hubby put in his order for fried chicken again. He is not eating so good so am happy when he asks for any thing.
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Good morning. We had a thunderstorm roll through during the night, it looks like we might get more rain today and it's humid, but temp is not bad, in the 70's. Have a PT session at 2:45 this afternoon. Talked with DS this morning, he's down in OH delivering a couple loads at two places that are right across the road from each other, then he'll be heading to Indiana but will have to spend the night as he'll run out of driving time, he'll head for home tomorrow. He had called to see how his BIL is doing, told him we are just waiting for results of the biopsy. Youngest DD is on her way from OH today, coming up to be with her sis and to spend time with her dad. I need to go to Dollar Tree and pick up some Father's Day cards today for DH and SIL's, don't have time now to send one to my DB and BIL. Maybe I'll do that after my PT session.

Wanda do you have to water the new sod everyday? It sounds like you might have a pretty good crop of potatoes this year.

Kathy have fun at the beach. A.J. is doing ok, he has things he does during the week that will help keep his mind from worrying about his dad too much. The waiting to hear what the biopsy results is hard, if not today hopefully by tomorrow. The decision was made regarding the funds in the bank is to keep the account open and use the money to do things for the residents such as an ice cream social, pizza party, possible catered KFC meal and things like that, plus still purchase supplies also till the money is all used up.

Kathryn glad they got Ron of the medicine that was messing him up, good to here he's doing his OT/PT again. I only weigh in once a week, it would drive me nuts to weigh in more than that as our weight can go up and down on a daily basis.

Mauri, William, Donna and anyone else that might drop by, have a great Thursday!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Happy Thursday to you. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Wanda - Thanks for your advice on my rose. The pot that I have it in already has a bottom. So putting it in a tray won't work. Was wishing I hadn't got that kind of pot. But it's doing good. Still hoping to transplant it into a bigger pot sometime. I've already pulled it over to where the sprinkler will water it. So hoping it will be ok for a few days. hehehe
When I get home I think I will install a drip for it off the sprinkler system. It's a low pressure sprinkler system... not a regular one. Well something like that. hehehe

Shirl - WTG on your PT. How's your knee feeling? Glad that you are almost done with PT.
Praying for good results on that biopsy yesterday. Hope all comes out good with it.

Kathryn - Glad to here that it was Ron's feeling better now. It's crazy how them meds can mess with ya. And it's great news on your pants fitting looser... And Yep I'd day you need to slowly take a step back from that romance you have with you scale. hehehe It will go no where anyway. hehehe

Ok I'm heading to the beach after PT today. So will try to check in from there tomorrow.

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Good Morning all,

I wasn't able to connect to the internet from home for some reason this morning so stealing a few minutes while at work to touch base.

Kathryn...so glad to hear that it was the meds that were messing with Ron. Steady progress now that he is off those meds YAY. Congratulations on the pants and shorts fitting looser on you. I noticed that you have joined a team Every other day...way to go. I need to get that book for my own use, it's always out at the library!

Kathy...place your tomato if you can in a tray of water, if your pot has holes in the bottom of it, it will absorb water up from the bottom, put it in a shadier spot while you are gone if you can. That will help the water to not evaporate so quickly. And baring that...well if you need to water with the sprinkler for a day or two...so be it *grin*. Have fun at the beach.

Shirl...so glad to hear that the biopsy was a success yesterday. Now like you say, you just wait for the results. Praying that it will be good. My charger is apparently in transit now, so hope to have it early next week. I was surprised to see that my fitbit was recording yesterday even though the battery shows blank. Let's see if it does any recording today!

I will hopefully have internet connection once I get home from work today...so will check in then.

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Hubby did much better yesterday, he was taken off the med that was messing him up. He was able to do his OT&PT training. Today they may try walking.
The scale not my friend today so I changed the battery. Still no change so mad at it told it I would not get on it until next Tuesday three fast days from now. I really have been having a love affair with that scale that really must end. I know I have lost weight my pants are loose and shorts that I could not wear last year fit just right or are too loose. Really need to keep in mind NSV.
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Good Morning Sparkies...

Happy Wednesday!

Kathryn - Sorry that the move to a new rehab has not worked well for Ron. Hoping that things will be better for him today. Congrats to you on your 11+ pounds down on that Dr Scale. That is Awesome!
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Shirl - Glad that they are finally doing that biopsy on your SIL. Prayers for him that all goes well. How is AJ taking all this?
Glad that the meeting went well and everything was resolved. So what are they planning to do with the money? hehehe Happy for you that the pt is helping your knee. Mine is waking up muscles in my body I forgot I had. hehehe So I was a little sore after PT yesterday. Only a little sore this morning. So hoping that means I'm not over doing it. Which they tell me over and over. NO PAIN! If it hurts stop. That means I'm pushing too far or over doing it. lol

Wanda - Glad that it rained on your new lawn last night. Hope that it rains a little each day for it to get started and becomes healthy. I have a Delima... Andy's wanting me to drive over to the beach tomorrow after PT. Which means I won't be here to water my Tomatoes each day. You said they don't like to be sprayed but for them to get water each day ( it's is hot here they need water daily) I may have to put them where they will be sprayed... UGH... Hope it doesn't hurt them.
As for the yellow Rose... I've already got 1 bud coming. Can't wait to see what they smell like. My little Mini Fire (Bright Orange) Rose is blooming again. And even they have a nice scent. It's really grown too. This is the first mini rose that didn't die on me. lol

Today I go get my nails done. Really need it too. My poor nails are not doing well with all the gardening. lol

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Good morning. We have a wet one here, and it looks like it's just going to be a rainy day, that's ok cause we could use it. SIL's biopsy went well yesterday, DD said the doctor got two really good samples, so now it's just wait for the results. My PT went good yesterday, I only have 3 sessions left and I'll be done. Did some of my PT exercises this morning and then went up and rode the bike for about 45 min. Need to get breakfast dishes done. Lunch will be easy today, doing pork steak, potatoes and onions in the oven.

Wanda about the time your new one arrives you'll find the old one, lol, isn't that the way it usually goes. Maybe your new one will arrive sooner than what they say it will. Sounds like you won't have to water your yard today, that's a plus.

Kathryn emoticon on that weight elimination. Sure hope they can get Ron's meds adjusted so he feels better and can get back to doing his PT.

Kathy a yellow rose is a good choice to add to your flowers, your yard looks so nice. It sounds like it would be good if Marie would go stay at her son's. I don't like it when people take advantage of someone like that, Marie certainly doesn't need that right now.

William, Mauri, Donna and anyone who just happens by, have a great Wed.

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Good Morning everyone,

The rain held off during the day yesterday so we had to do watering of the lawn ourselves, but that is ok. It did rain during the night last night and still looks like we might get more during the day today.

Kathryn...WOO HOO on the scales at the doctors office giving you even more weight elimination. Awesome job! Hope today is a better day for Ron and that he can get back to being able to get up and do his PT. Did they change his medications? That might be what has set him back.Keeping you both in my prayers.

Kathy...So glad that you got to go and have a visit with Marie. That must be rather scary for her to have her heart start racing like that. Hope she can go and stay with someone when she gets released. Will keep her in my prayers. I say go for getting another yellow rose *grin*. You have such a green thumb...I'm sure they smell wonderful too. Have a good PT session.

Shirl...so glad that Tony is had is biopsy yesterday. Hope they get some answers soon. Keeping you all in my prayers. How's A. J. doing?
Glad to hear that your knee is doing better also. Keep up the PT and walking with it.
What did they decide to do with the money? Good that things were resolved peacefully. Makes a difference when people work together instead of for their own agendas.

I still can not find my charger for my fitbit. It is so weird that I can't locate it. I ended up having to order a new one but it won't be here until next week. Was surprised that my fitbit still recorded yesterday...hoping it might last today also. Funny how attached a person gets to their fitbit *grin*.


Have a great day everyone. It's Payday today! YAY.

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The doctors scale said I had lost an other 4.9 pounds so that makes 11.9 for the doctor. We have set an other goal for 10 pounds in 3 months. I may not reach goal by my birthday but it will sure be close. emoticon I have been binge free for 20 days emoticon
They moved hubby to the new rehab place but he is not doing well. They are giving him meds that are really messing him up. He has not been able to do pt for two days. He is back to just laying in bed. Hoping today will be a better day.
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Good morning. It was a little cool this morning and feels like rain in the air. Tony is having the biopsy done today at 1 p.m., Deb has taken the day off so she can be with him, then hopefully in a couple days they'll have some definite answers as to what is really going on. I have PT at 1 today, it's been going good and my knee is feeling lots better.

I was surprised how well the meeting went before the potluck, things actually got resolved peacefully for a change. Had a nice variety of food at the potluck.

Once again thanks for all the prayers, I put him on our prayer line at church too.

Wanda, yay for the sod being put down and that Garry really appreciates his Father's Day gift. Sorry you can't find your charger.

Kathy that's so sad when parents can't straighten up and do what they are suppose to, bless those babies, may they be placed in good homes where they'll be loved and cared for.

Kathryn you are doing so good on not stress bingeing. Was your doctor happy with your weight loss?

Everyone take care and have a great Tuesday!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - Glad they got Garry's Father's day present done. And great that mother nature will take care of the watering for you too. lol But even better... YAY Payday soon. hehehe
Andy has grown some Sunflowers a few times. They are so pretty when in bloom.

I went to visit Marie yesterday. She enjoyed the visit as much as I did. She is doing ok,. They have her up and moving. They get on her because she will go to the bathroom without calling them. But her heart monitor goes wacko (speeds up) when she moves much. They had to shock her heart again when she went into the ER. Her heart beats fast all the time. They have tried to shock it to get it to go back to normal 3 times. And it has not helped so far. She's got lots of swelling and when I left her yesterday her hands were turning red and itching. She promised that she would tell the nurse when she came in the next time. I will call later and see what they think.
Bless her heart... She only has a certain amount of days that she can stay there. Then she has to go home or somewhere. She's kind of afraid to stay by herself now... So she may go to her son's house. I hope that is what she does.

Shirl - Hope all is good with you. How's your SIL doing today? Sending prayers for him. How's AJ doing? Is he still with you?
Hope you have a nice day there... It's hot here. lol

Kathryn - How you doing? How's Ron? Did they move him to the new place? Keep making good decisions for yourself. You are doing great.. Oh and was the scale that same at the dr office? hehehe

I have PT this afternoon. Then I'm thinking I will go look for another rose bush... hehehe Not that I need another one. My new Yellow one has a bud on it. Hope they are pretty and smell good. lol

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Good morning all,

The weather held yesterday and the guys came and did the lawn. It looks great. Garry is beyond thrilled with having this monkey off his back. The great thing about them getting to do the lawn yesterday is that it is the only day this week that we were not to get rain! Now Mother Nature can take care of watering that lawn for me!

Thank goodness tomorrow is pay day and the funds can go towards paying for Garry's Father's Day present *grin*. It's a great month as there are 3 paydays this month. Woo Hoo.

Kathryn...how did the scales at the doctor's match up with yours at home? Ron is going to do very well if he keeps up with his determination to be home by July. Good for him. Keeping you both in my prayers.

Kathy...you are allowed to vent, and good for you for finding those nuggets of positive in there too. Getting to talk to your SIL and brother was a nice thing. So hard when these types of family situations occur. I'm sure that your phone call was greatly appreciated.
My potatoes are growing like crazy with all this rain we have been having. I need to add more dirt to some of the pots as they are growing so fast. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will develop some great potatoes this year. My sunflowers are about 5 inches tall already too. It is the first time t hat I have tried growing sunflowers so excited to see that all but one of the seeds has sprouted and is doing well. Will take some pictures of them as they progress. How is Marie doing?

Shirl...I am going to have to be counting my steps again manually for the next few days. I have no idea where my charger has disappeared to. Very puzzling. I finally had to go online and order a new charger to be shipped to me. Not cheap...but I need it. The battery isn't completely dead but will likely be by the end of the day. So frustrating. Oh well...such is life...it's a First world problem.
Such a heartache what has happened in Orlando. I just don't understand how you can justify taking lives just because you don't agree with how they live them. So much devastation.
Praying for your daughter and SIL. Hope they schedule him today for some answers. Hugs.

Mauri...thinking of you and hoping all is well in your life. Hugs.

Have a good day all,
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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - Bummer that Mother Nature had different plans but still it's nice that Garry is excited about his gift. hehehe Hope you find your charger for that fitbit.

As for Crocheting... I [ut the Dragon on hold because my Brother's son and wife had a new baby. So I went searching for something to make for the new Wee one Abygail. I decided on a small little blanket and then attaching an animal in the middle so that as she grows she will have a little security blanket/animal to carry around. hehehe Then yesterday I asked my Sister in law to post some more pic's of her on FB... Well she replied that DCF came in and took the baby as soon as they brought her home. There are issues that were not resolved so they can't have her. I was so shocked... So I called my SIL and talked to her for a long time and then talked to my brother for a long time too. Which was nice. Hadn't really talked to them in a while.
Anyway... I've decided that since them kids can't get it together I'm making this blanket for my SIL. A little something she can remember this baby with. She has already lost the last baby they had. She was adorable. Her name was Isabel. She was also taken and adopted out. Such a sad thing. UGh... Thanks for letting me vent that.
Positives... those babies are hopefully in new loving and caring homes now...

Kathryn - Good for you reaching that goal. Hope the scale says the same as your scale. Every time I go in and get weighed it's about 3 pounds more than at home. hehehe
glad that Ron is working hard to get home next month. He gets that positive vibes from you ya know. hehehe

Shirl - I can understand your DD's and SIL's frustration. But them hospitals work on their own time. I think they should have someone working in all the department's throughout the weekend instead of making people wait for days to get something done. Good luck to them.
Oh boy that meeting tonight sounds like fun. hehehe Hope things get resolved.

Ok I'm off to get these fingers busy today. I'm about half done on this blanket. I was going to put a puppy head on it but I may put a kitty head on it now. My SIL loves her kitties...

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Good morning. We have sun, but got off to a cool start, but it's suppose to be near 80 today, then for the next 3 days suppose to get rain.

I am praying that they'll be able to work SIL in for his biopsy today, as the sooner they know what this infection is the better they'll know how to treat it, SIL and DD are pretty frustrated on how things have been handled and are going to file a complaint and I don't blame them.

We are going to the store this morning as I need to get the stuff to make the Loaded Cauliflower Casserole for the resident potluck this evening at 5:30. There is going to be a meeting at 5 before the potluck to settle the issue of what will be done with the resident fund money that's in the bank.

Wanda hope you find your charger, I know how you feel, I am so use to wearing my fitbit daily I'd be lost without. Well darn, to bad the weather couldn't cooperate, but surprise or not that's a great Father's Day gift and I am sure he'll be very pleased. Congrats to Kaeli on her new home.

Kathryn so glad The Every Other Day Diet is working so well for you. Tell Ron lots of prayers are being said for him.

Kathy you are keeping those fingers busy with all that crocheting.

Prayers for Orlando.

Wishing all a great Monday and a good start to your week.

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Today's positive quote- Where there is no struggle there is no strength.
Have no idea when hubby is coming home but was told about another guy who had the surgery went home walking with walker in one months time. Hubby has set a goal of walking out by July 9th. He is working hard and doing every task they set, yesterday it was setting up and scooting around on the bed.
My weigh in is today so will see what the doctor says. my scale at home says I have lost that last 3 pounds needed to reach the goal she set of me losing 10 pounds. We will set a new goal of losing an other 10 pounds in 3 months.
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Good Morning all,

Keeping my fingers crossed that while I am work the lawn guys will be at work at my house! Garry is now aware that his Father's Day present will be a new front lawn. Kinda hard to miss when there is a pallet of sod sitting in the driveway as he arrived home yesterday. He is pretty excited about it.

I have misplaced my fitbit charger somewhere. The battery is low and I went to charge it this morning and can not locate my charger. It is not where I always keep it. I'm at a loss as to where it might have wandered off to. I'm also screwed with being able to track with my fitbit if I don't find it.

Kathryn...Congratulations on reaching a milestone. You have worked hard to be successful. YAY! Any idea of when Ron might be able to come home?

Shirl, Kathy, and anyone else that pops in today...have a fantastic day!

I'm off to see if I can't find my charger

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Hello all sorry I am so late posting today's positive quote but slept in this morning and then went right over to the hospital, had an appointment for hubby's care.
Today's positive quote-The future depends on what you do today.
I lost the weight I put on and am back down to 50 pounds off since joining Spark People emoticon the Every Other Day Diet works for me and so does planning. I no longer eat my trigger foods and sub them for low and no calories fun foods. Sugar fee puddings and jello have become my comfort foods not cookies. I have some great salads from the supermarket to have this week on my fast days they are around 450 calories each but that is with the dressing, if I just dip my fork in the dressing they will be less.
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I thought I had checked in yesterday but realized this morning that I hadn't!

Yesterday was a terrible day weather wise. We had torrential downpouring, thunder and even hail thrown into the mix. The poor guys that were going to do the lawn were in a wait and see pattern and finally by 10am said it wasn't going to happen. They have scheduled things for Monday now. So disappointed but totally understand. The new sod on it's pallet is sitting in the driveway, so Garry will see that when he arrives home today. Cat will be out of the bag as we will have to explain what we were trying to do. Oh well, Mother Nature has her own plans. It looks like we will have more rain again today. Temperatures are very chilly, only plus 9. Brrrr. On the plus side, I do not have to water my garden, there is lots of moisture in the ground and that should make it easier for the lawn guys to strip all the old weedy stuff off. Monday its supposed to be a sunny day and then more rain the rest of the week. The new sod should be well watered by Mother Nature and not me...Bonus!

Shirl...keeping your family in my prayers. So glad that the doctors are able to treat things with antibiotics. Praying for good results and a full recovery. What a blessing that you are able to have A. J. come and stay with you. I'm sure that relieves alot of stress for his folks.
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Kathryn..so glad to hear that Ron, although has been moved, he is still close enough for you to go and spend time with. Sounds like he is making progress which great. Keep up the great ways of tackling your stress. Thinking on you and Ron and trusting that all will be for the best. Hugs. PS...I have never had much luck with growing beans, but I'm guessing that your bean plant might be a self-pollinator and if the bean looks ready to pick ...try!

Kathy...Continued prayers for Marie. I hate to see people being taken advantage of. Hope you get to go and see her soon. Yay on finding a solution by combining a couple of patterns to make that dragon. I've been finding some beautiful crocheted baby blankets lately on Pintrest...that might be something for you check out for a baby gift. *grin*.

Kaeli and I spend lots of time yesterday walking around. We even went to the library to pick up all our holds...I had 10! She is just waiting now to sign all the legal papers and get her keys. Everything is at the lawyers so technically she is a proud home owner, just doesn't have the keys yet.

We went out yesterday to buy me some Avery labels for all my containers of homemade stuff. I decided to do up labels to put on all the containers that give me the ingredients and the recipes so that I am not always searching through the different books to find them. This way they are right on the container and I have easy access. Also means that I can get rid of some of my recipe books! For now I will print out the labels by hand, eventually I hope to get a printer so that I can do the up more professionally.

Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Kathryn - Glad that they are moving hubby to a closer hospital. Hope he gets good care there. Good for you finding way to not stress. Reading is a good way. ((hugs))

Shirl - Glad SIL is on antibiotics. Always a waiting game in the hospital huh? Nice that AJ gets to go see his dad today. Hope SIL is home and feeling better soon.
Enjoy that church service. Hate when they change times and such. It should be a 10:30 or 11:00. hehehe Then time for lunch out. hehehe Loved them days when I was young.

Wanda - how is that front yard coming? Can't wait to hear all about it. When does Garry get home?

I started a little blankey/toy for my new great niece. My brother's son and GF just had a baby girl. I didn't remember she was pregnant. hehehe So rushing to get something done for her. Don't worry I will take a pic to share when it's done. hehehe

Have a nice day to all that stops by...

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Good morning. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. Serenity Sunday is posted. Debbie will be picking A.J. later this morning so he can go see his dad. They found out yesterday Tony won't be having the biopsy till Mon. or Tue. as they have no radiologists that are there on the weekend, so now it's a waiting game, at least he's getting antibiotics. Will be leaving for church shortly, still trying to adjust to the earlier church service time.

Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday!

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Today's positive quote-The harder you work for something the greater you'll feel when you achieve it.
Have my meals all planned to take to the hospital. I am not bringing hubby food, just going to feed him what they bring. They moved him to a different hospital last night, this one is closer to me. I can't walk there easily but could if I had too. I have done it before, it is about 20 blocks away. Am going to the library this morning to pick up inspiration books. I have one on hold from Richard Simmons that should be good. Need to read to get my mind off the stress.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Thanks for the prayers for Marie. One of our friends/tenants/relative of Marie stopped by yesterday and told me a bunch of stuff going on at Marie's. She has a lady and her 4 kids (GG kids) to Marie that are staying with her... Well the stories just went on and on... The kids don't pick up after themselves and mamma don't make them. And well it gets worse from there. I won't go into it all but it's time for them to leave. Poor Marie. Andy and I both have told her if they don't contribute to her joy they need to leave. UGH! I dare not say anything to Marie to upset her anymore while she is in Rehab. They moved her a couple days ago. I'm going to see her soon.

I have been working on another crocheted dragon. Couldn't find a pattern I liked so using a couple of them to come up with something different. hehehe This one is for Noah's & Gracie's brother Dylan. His birthday is in August. So I have time. hehehe And yes found another one I want to get started on as well. My brother's son Mark and his GF had another baby not long ago. I need to make something for Abygale. So I may look into that today. hehehe
I need to go look at them roses since it was too late yesterday. But I think I will take the day off from going anywhere. Seem to be running day after day.

Wanda- I'm so excited for you today. Hope the rains hold off and let the guys do the lawn. Can't wait to hear what Garry says. You should have your camera ready for when he gets home and sees it. hehehe
Glad to hear the Kaeli is doing better. How's that new place coming for her? Did she get the condo?

Kathryn - emoticon on more weight down. You'll reach that goal in no time... Then you need to figure out how to maintain. That was always my problem. hehehe Looking forward to what you figure out. hehehe

Shirl - Sending prayers for your SIL. That infection sounds terrible. So glad she got him seen fast. I had a friend that had a bad infection and they kept him on the IV of antibiotics for a long time. Of course he let it go for way too long. lol Enjoy your visit with AJ... And give them dogs a pat for me. hehehe

Ok I need more coffee and find a pattern I want to do for Abygale... Have a great day everyone...



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Good morning. I think it's going to be another hot and humid day, maybe summer is finally here.

Talked with Debbie this morning before she left to go back to the hospital, they may be doing a biopsy on Tony today, he may be in for about 5 days, this infection in his neck is very serious, the doctor told her if it hadn't been caught it and it got down into his spine it would have paralyzed him. They are giving him very strong antibiotics through his IV. AJ's going to spend another night with us. I'll have to go out later this afternoon and let the doggies out.

My PT session went well yesterday, he could see a lot of improvement and my knee is feeling better and stronger.

Will go post silly Saturday when I get done here.

Wanda hope the rain holds off so the guys can get the new sod down. Glad Kaeli is feeling better.

Kathryn I knew you'd get that weight back off, good job. That's a good sign to put in Ron's room. Thank you for the prayers for Tony.

Kathy that's too bad that people can't contribute something to the meal, it's not right to expect Marie to furnish it all. Prayers for Marie.

Wishing all a good day.

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Positive quote-It's not about how bad you want it, it's about how hard you're willing to work.
I made a sign with that quote on it to hang in hubby's room. I want to motivate him to work hard at his PT and walk out of that hospital by his birthday the 9 of July, his goal set by him.
Scale my friend again down 1 pound, that makes my 10 pound goal the doctor wanted me to hit. Now I just have one more to take off again to reach my goal of 50 pounds down. So close I can taste it. I am back doing mt Every Other Day Diet and it works for me. I was so hungry my fasting day yesterday, had some sugar free jello at 10 calories a little cup and I was good to go. I wish I had found these things before. They are great comfort food much better than cookies.

Wanda my bean plant has beans on it. I don't get it the flowers never opened and we have no bees in the house but I have one bean. When do I pick it? So glad every thing is going good for your hubby's surprise.

Kathy Penny's hair sounds really cute, get yours done blue, you only live once. I had a pink streak in the 80's.

Shril sending emoticon for your SIL. emoticon on the weight loss emoticon emoticon

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Good Morning all,

We had a very wet day yesterday and the temperature dropped low enough last night that there was heavy dew on things this morning.
Sun is shining right now so hoping for a nice day. I did get out yesterday and check on my potatoes. WOW! in one day all the ones that were not yet above ground are all a good 2 inches above. I will be hilling those ones very soon too. Added more dirt to the potted ones as they had grown quite a bit. Hoping for a great harvest this fall. Tomatoes are looking good, lots more flowers so hopefully some tomatoes in a few weeks.

Kaeli is finally doing much better, must have been the flu as she had it for almost a week.
Kyle and Shy stopped in last night for a visit which was great. We all got invitations to Garry's nieces wedding Dec 10 in Calgary so were discussing if we would be able to go and where we would stay. Weather will be the only thing that stops us.

Kathryn...good for you for staying on track and for being there to encourage Ron and help him to stay on his road to recovery. Sounds like he is progressing pretty good. The positive of him being in the hospital is that it gives you something added to focus on so that you are keeping yourself busy with walking and not stress eating. Congratulations on being a great inspiration to all of us.

Kathy...Andy will be singing a different tune when you "let" him eat one of your lovely fresh tomatoes *grin*. I am so thrilled for you that this is working out. I'll have you growing potatoes next LOL.
So sorry to hear that Marie is not doing well again. Will keep her in my prayers. That is too bad that enough people don't bring a contribution to the themed suppers. To me, that is just rude. Hope Marie gets out of hospital care soon. Hugs to you.

Shirl...I am off to get fruit and veggies today also. Garry leaves this afternoon for his Mom's and hopefully the rain will hold off long enough tomorrow for the front lawn to be done. We are supposed to get rain tomorrow, but I am thinking positive and believing that the guys will be able to do what they need to. It can rain after they are done *grin*.
I have a kiwi and banana smoothie that I want to try out, so need to remember to pick up some kiwi. I have all my dehydrated spinach that I ground up into powder that I add to my smoothie also. It's a great way to have spinach always on hand.

Have a great and wonderful day everyone,

William, Mauri, Donna, Nancy and anyone else that pops by...enjoy being alive today, it's a super gift.

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Good morning. We have a little sun, but it looks like there are rain clouds out there, hope it doesn't rain till I get back from PT this morning. Made sure I got here this morning so I don't forget. I weighed myself a day early and was happy to see 1.94 lbs. gone. Just got a call from DD, she's at the doctor's with her DH, apparently he has a bad infection in his neck and they are afraid it might have gone into his bones, so she'll be taking him to Sparrow hospital, so after therapy we'll be going out to pick up A.J. and bring him in here, Tony is the one that recently had back surgery. Prayers would be appreciated. I'll keep you up dated on what's happening. Wishing all a good Friday.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Shirl - We have been having rain most days from the tropical storm Colin and now another one is suppose to head this way. Haven't looked today to see what that other one is doing. But it is bringing some cooler weather to us.
I got caught in a big storm yesterday after PT. I was heading to get my chest xray and my poor little umbrella barely did the job. Think I'll put the big umbrella in the car. hehehe

I'm off today to take Penny to get her hair done in different colors. She's getting what they call Raspberry sundae. White on top or maybe blond. Then Raspberry, and black underneath. hehehe Should be interesting. hehehe I still want to do my hair but in blues. hehehe Andy says my hair will be Blue soon anyway (old lady blue) He means. hehehe Bad Andy. hehehe

Kathryn - Good morning to you. Glad you are taking care of yourself in the middle of all that is going on. And Yes Ron is in good hands with you pushing him daily to keep up with his PT and such. Add my well wishes to the rest and prayers as well for a speedy recovery. ((hugs))

Wanda - You are probably posting your message while I am typing. Did Garry leave for his mom's yet? hehehe Can't wait to hear what he does when he gets home and see's what you all have done for him. hehehe Sure hope that weather holds out for them...

Ok I need to get moving... Have a wonderful day.


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Spent the day in the hospital with hubby. I got him to eat a lot today. Talked to the head dietition and they are adding more snacks in between meals so I can get him eating more. He needs to eat so the wound will heal right. He is coming along well with his PT, did marching in place this morning. He is getting good at sitting up and standing, still not able to use his right arm.
I am taking care of myself, eating healthy, staying on my diet, getting my sleep and walking about 5 miles a day.
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Silly me I thought I'd been here today, but hadn't. My day didn't quite go as I had planned, but that's ok, there wasn't anything that didn't get done that can't wait till another day. I did manage to finally get up and ride the bike for 30 min. after supper and then walked for 10 min. Didn't make 10000 but was around 6000. I have PT in the morning. I'll be glad when this cooler weather moves on, next week it's showing 80's everyday.

Wanda how wonderful that things are working out just right for your Father's Day surprise for Garry. I have been doing some smoothies for breakfast as I ran out of things to make juice with, so hopefully I'll get to the store tomorrow so I can get some made up, but it's nice to have a change too.

Kathryn after Clenton has his stroke I noticed when he was chewing his food he had trouble with his tongue on the right side, it seems like the food would get over there and he'd have a hard time getting it out of that side, but as time went on that got better. We just have to be patient and let there bodies heal and they will. It certainly helps that you are there to encourage him and to help keep his spirits up. Tell him we are thinking of the both of you and keeping you in our prayers.

William, Mauri, Donna and anyone else who might stop by, hope your Thursday has been good.

Goodnight my dear friends!
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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - It's great that Garry is going to pick up his mom on Friday. He won't know anything about the surprise until he gets home. Sure hope the weather is good. Prayers that all goes as planned. How's Kaeli feeling? Did she have the flu, food poisoning? Hope she's better.
Thanks for your advice on the Tomato plant. I thought the same thing. So will hope it's in a big enough pot. I've got about 5 tomatoes on it and more flowers. But... Andy still says "you wait, it will die off" hehehe He's so negative. hehehe I fight the negativity daily. But he's also very handy so I will forgive him for the negative comments. I've learned not to ask him about things because I get a negative comment. hehehe Like the Unicorn... I was so proud that I got through that hard pattern and asked him what do you think... His comment was the neck was too fat and the head was too small. hehehe But in the end he said it was nice. lol Gotta love em... hehehe

Shirl - You are doing well with your bike and walking. I've felt some of my PT exercises the next day. Like the upper body stuff. And of course the back stuff. Just standing to do the arm pulley's makes my low back scream. Thank goodness she let me sit for the last one I had to do. Good luck with yours. I have a feeling I will be there a lot longer than you. hehehe

Kathryn - Glad that you are close enough to visit Ron daily. I'm sure he loves it when you show up. I'm glad that he is swallowing like he should. That always scared me with Marie's hubby.
Good luck with your eating... I did good last night... Well better. hehehe Taking it one day at a time. lol

As for going to Marie's Friday. There hasn't been any Family get together for a while. She doesn't have the grocery's to feed people and not everyone brings something.
AND I got a call from her yesterday and she is back in the hospital for pneumonia and heart problems again. Her heart beats too fast and just drains her of her energy. They had to shock her heart again to try to make it beat right but it didn't work. She's weak and will be moved to the aftercare place that her DIL works at. That way she can check on her daily. I'm going to go visit her soon. Prayers for my friend would be appreciated. I'm hoping that she will move in with her son and DIL soon.

Today I have PT and then an xray for my chest. Then may go look for another Rose bush. hehehe
Have a great day everyone...




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Good morning all,

We had thunder and rain roll through last night. It seemed to come in spurts. It would bang and rain and then be quiet for awhile and then have another burst of energy. Very strange. On the plus side...I don't have to water my garden again *grin*. Love when Mother Nature does it for me.

Kathryn...I didn't realize that Ron had another stroke when he fell either. So glad that he is progressing on the road to recovery. I thought he had fallen and then was recovering from surgery. Guess I need to read things better. It's great that he is at the hospital close enough that you can get there each day. I'm sure he looks forward to your visits. Good for you for not falling into the stress eating trap and for taking healthy food with you to eat at the hospital. Keeping you both in my prayers.

Kathy...if your tomato plant has flowers or just had them...do not transplant it. I don't think it would be very good to disturb the roots at this time. Yay on getting a Roma tomato plant. They don't require huge pots to grow. I plant mine in pots that are between 10 and 12 inches diameter an about that deep. Roma tomatoes are my favorite ones. They are the best for making salsa also as they aren't as juicy. Love your goal of the bath tub. That is a great goal to work towards. Keep up the PT exercises and you will get there. Hugs.

Shirl...you are my inspiration to keep on with the smoothies and juices. Thank you. This morning is the first morning for awhile that I don't have one to take to work. I forgot to make it before I went to bed last night and my ninja is too noisy in the morning to operate it. This morning it will be a couple of eggs whipped together and put in the microwave to cook and I will take some grapefruit juice with cider vinegar as my drink. I drank my big glass of warm water and lemon juice first thing this morning. Will take a banana and some yogurt with me to work also. Enjoy your day.

We had a confirmation from the guy that is coming to do the front lawn for us. He said that as long as the weather holds they will be here on Saturday. They don't normally work on Saturday but because we are doing this as a Father's Day gift and Garry will be away that day, they agreed to come and do it then. Bless their hearts. We also lucked out with the fact that Garry is going to leave on Friday to go and pick his mom up and head for Calgary. This means that he really won't know about his surprise until he gets back home on Sunday. YAY!

Hope everyone has a great day today.

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Shril you are doing great on your exercise keep up the good work emoticon !!!! emoticon

Kathy Hubby is swallowing as usual and just has to be fed. We use to play around with feeding each other in bed so he is okay with me feeding him. He has a cup with a handle that he can drink from himself. I get a big cup of coffee and we share that. He drinks that on his own rather well with his left arm.
Nice to hear you were able to get a yellow rose bush. I went out and bought myself a fern plant this morning. I have always loved ferns but have not had great success with them, am trying again. I have not been very good with ivy in the past too but have a nice little one growing now so will see.

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Good morning, we have sun and warmer temps on the way today. My friend, Joyce, who lives down the hall from us, and I are going to lunch over at the plaza this afternoon. I had a smoothie for breakfast this morning, need to get to the store for some more fruits and veggies so I can make more juices.

Went up and rode the bike for 30 min. after breakfast, I needed to do something that would gently use my upper thigh muscles, as they are a little sore from doing too many exercises on Monday, and then after PT yesterday, riding the bike helped, will do some stretches later and then tomorrow will get back to doing the exercises. My PT guy was happy to hear I had made those 1000 steps.

There is going to be a meeting next Monday right before the evening potluck, it has to do with unfinished business concerning the money in the bank from the resident fund.

Wanda I'll do that copy and pasting of my walking information, thanks for letting me know. It sounds like those tomato plants were happy for the sunshine and showed it by popping out some blossoms, yay. Nothing taste better than a home grown tomato. Glad to hear "The Lost Child" drill went well and that the necessary adjustments were made. Is Kaeli feeling any better? Is it this weekend that Garry goes for his sister's birthday? Hope you can get your Orchid growing and blooming again, Kathy seems to know how to take care of them. I always admire them in the store, but have never bought one.

Kathryn, I didn't realize Ron had suffered another stroke when he fell. Yes it will be a long road to recovery but with you by his side he'll make it. Just be sure to keep taking care of you during this time. Will keep you both in prayer.

Kathy I really like the color you put in the unicorn's mane, that was a good choice. I have 5 PT sessions left, mine are Tuesdays and Fridays, Tuesday's are at 1 p.m. and Friday's are at 10:30 a.m. Are you going to Marie's this Friday and if so what's the theme?

William, Mauri, Donna and anyone else that may stop by, have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Well looks like Wanda and Kathryn both posted while I was typing. lol

Wanda - Good Luck with your orchid. I actually too one that had lost it's flowers and once you pull it out you will see dead, brown looking roots. That will have to be taken off. I use CLEAN scissors. sometimes they even say to sterile them but I haven't gone that far. hehehe Anyway clean it all out, then wash and clean your pot or just get a new one. but I repotted in the same pot for this last orchid I did. You can decide after it's all cleaned up. Make sure yo soak the bark before and also water the plant after you re-pot it well and let it drain really well. It's a good time to fertilize it too. Good luck! lol
Happy that your outside garden is coming along too. Great that you have gotten some sunshine for them.

Kathryn - Great idea you bringing your own food to the hospital. Hope Ron eat some too. He needs to get his strength back. Is he swallowing ok? I know our friend who had a stroke had a hard time swallowing for a while. So be careful what you are giving him until they say it's ok. Hope this is not the case with him.

Ok I need to get more coffee... Have a good day.


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Good Morning Sparkies...

Kathryn - So sorry that Ron is having to go through all this. He is blessed to have you by his side through it all. Hang in there. It sounds like it will be a long road, but he will come home again. Thanks for taking time to check in with us. Prayers going out to you and Ron. ((hugs))

Shirl - I was thinking our PT was on the same day. hehehe Congrats for hitting the 10,000 steps. You are doing great. My PT wasn't too bad but I'm just amazed at how weak I am. I would love to have a goal of getting in a bubble bath again. Well actually getting up and out of the tub. So I think I will use that as a goal. It would feel good on my back to soak in the tub again. lol
As for that council I was amazed that you were part of it last year. I just don't want all the drama that comes with those kinds of groups. hehehe Good luck finding others that want to get it going again. If that is what you all want.

Wanda - I'm with Shirl and hope that you get some sunshine for your plants. We have had rain for several days and more to come today. But it's good weather (not as hot) to get out and re-pot a new Yellow rose I got yesterday. Oh and I got a Roma Tomato plant too that I need to re-pot.I'm wondering if I can re-pot my big tomato now or if it will kill it. I'm thinking I should have put it in a big pot to begin with. It's in a large pot but I got some more xlarge pots. Hmmm What do you think? lol

Hope that everyone has a nice day.
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Wanda looks like you popped in while I was posting, good morning hope your day is wonderful and not too hot emoticon

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Wanda hope Keli is feeling better. Sounds like you are keeping Garry busy and will be able to have his sunrise. He has such good idea, the rain barrels cut in half and used to plant more taters is a great idea. Hope you are getting better on your computer. Playing around on it will help, my late friend said you can't break it. But I have found I have been in spots where I needed help from a computer geek.

Shril good to hear your knee is getting better and you could do your 10000 steps. Good job on riding the bike. About the resident council I remember how it was in the building I use to live in they were just a bunch of power hungry B-words. We could do without them, we only had one good group in when I was on it. Once that chairmen passed away every thing fell apart. I use to go to the meeting even after I moved out because it was an open meeting and my walking buddy still lives in the building but the meeting got to unruly with to many crazy people starting fights for no sane reason and the council having no control of the meeting. Only thing ever good was taking resident to and all you can eat buffet twice a year.

Kathy your pond looks very nice. I like your idea of a mermaid garden there. Your unicorn turned out super I wouldn't have minded owning one like that when I use to collect them.The surgery hubby had was the one that was planned for this coming 20th of June. I need to call and cancel that. Hope your cough is better.

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Good Morning all,

I'm laughing at myself this morning. It's only taken 6 months of this year for me to realize that we were still recording our steps in the walking challenge under 2015! I created a new thread for 2016 and cut and pasted my 2016 results over to it. Shirl, was going to do yours for you, but realized if I did, they would show up as under my name. Just cut and paste your results to the 2016 thread and we should be good to go.
Don't know why I never noticed that before *grin*.

Kathryn...so happy to see your post this morning. Sounds like Ron is in the best place that he can be at this time. He sounds like he has a long road ahead but with the support he is getting from you all, he will recover. Thinking of both you as you adjust to what is going to be good days and bad and eventually a recovery for Ron. Keep on being strong Kathryn...we are here for you. Keep on finding your positives, they are there. Hugs.
Thank you for the lovely goodie the other day. It touched my heart.

Shirl...Congratulations on reaching your 10000 steps! Well done. You will be out walking with Margaret again in no time. When do your summer concerts start? Sorry to hear that your residence council has dissolved, but when it becomes toxic and people are filled with being negative, it doesn't do any good anyway. Maybe a period of rest will allow people to think about things and perhaps re-start with a good attitude. Very frustrating though for those that what to have a good council in place working for everyone. We have had a couple of very hot days and my plants in the garden are loving it. Nights have not cooled off much. I guess it's time to haul the fans up from the basement. It looks like we will be having another warm one today. Have a great day.

Kathy...our Lost Child run through went well yesterday, and allowed us to high-light the areas that need adjustments. It is good that we get to practice these procedures.
Thank you for all the information on the orchids. My flower lasted for a very long time (several months). Shy and Kyle gave it to me for Valentines. It is in a very tiny pot so maybe replanting it is what it needs now. The sunshine that we have had the past couple of days have really been helping my tomato plants along. I now have a couple more that have popped out with flowers. One pepper plant so far too! My potatoes are growing well and by this weekend will need to be hilled once again. I'm hoping for a great crop this year so that I can can some again. We really enjoyed the canned potatoes that I did last year.

Time to get myself ready for another day at work. Have a great day everyone. Keep on finding your positives and spreading great energy around.

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Up bright and early this Wednesday morning. I took off one of the four pounds I put on over eating emoticon on the right track again. I really have to give myself a pat on the back for not having a huge cookie binge emoticon Am back on track with my fasting days, did a good one yesterday. Sugar free jello and pudding cups were my comfort food yesterday, yum good stuff and low calorie. If I trade off my high calorie foods for low calorie comfort foods I can start the pounds coming off again. Bringing my own food to the hospital today. Hoping to tempt hubby to eat a tuna fish sandwich, cherries and sugar free rice pudding. He has not been eating very much.
Today's positive quote-It's a slow process but quitting won't speed it up.

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