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Nice cool day today in the 80's. I am doing the laundry, had let it stack up so have a lot to do. I went to the farmer's market this morning and got some nice fresh fruit. I also picked up some almonds that were on sale at the drug store. I am going to try to eat healthier again.

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Good afternoon. Getting a little cloudier, but not really looking too much like rain yet. Went to get my new lenses this morning and they had put my bifocals in the wrong position so now have to order new ones, at no cost to me, so will be at least another 5 days before I get them. Got the B-day pictures and announcement put in the County Journal this morning, and because it's his 90th B-day, there's no charge, I thought that was really nice and they usually only do 1 picture, but they are doing 2 for me.

Talked with my youngest DD and tomorrow after we get back from Ann Arbor tomorrow will try and finalize B-day party plans, it will be here before we know it. I think we are going to get the cake ordered tomorrow after we get back too, I want the two pictures I am using for his announcement put on the cake.

Wanda hope you can get a more restful night in tonight. Glad Kalie had some protection from the rain.

Kathy I have a HP ENVY 4502 printer, got it at Walmart for around $49, it uses a color & black cartridge and I buy the double pack as it's more economical than buying them in a single pack. I like the quality of the printing. Your pampering sounds nice and bet your nails and piggies look very nice.

Kathryn glad you've had some peacefulness.

Donna hope each day is a little better. How did your sister do with her surgery?

Hoping all are having a terrific Tuesday!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Happy Tuesday to you all. Not sure what the day will bring yet.
Yesterday I went and got my nails and piggies done. Love that Pedi chair they sit you in that gives back massages. It's wonderful. And then to get the the foot massage too. hehehe I love treating myself every now and then.
After getting my nails done I went to the grocery store and picked up a few things then home again.
Today we are getting more rain but not as much and it's suppose to hit the low 90's again. So looks like things will get hot ans steamy again.

Wanda - Good luck with your day. It's hard to work when you haven't gotten your full night sleep. Hope your day goes by fast. But on the positive side... Enjoy that AC at work. lol

Shirl - Glad you are doing ok. Sounds like you are working on that Birthday party for Clenton. You just reminded me that I need to either buy a new printer or try to find some ink for my old one. My son wants me to print some pictures for him but I just don't have the ink for it. And they don't make it anymore except at Dell... Which is really expensive. So I've been thinking that maybe I just need to buy a new one that has cheaper ink... So maybe I will start looking into that... Thanks for the reminder... lol

Kathryn - Glad that your day yesterday wasn't too bad. Hope things stay quiet today for you as well... I thought of you last night as I was doing a binge thing myself. I was very anxious all day and nothing was satisfying me. Hate nights like that. I will do better today.

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Good Morning all,

I'm am in dire need of an energy boost this morning. It was so hot last night that sleeping was not great. We had a rain storm during the night also. I'm lacking in energy this morning for sure. Oh well, such is life, I will make it through the day somehow *grin*.

Shirl...Kaeli had lots of rain at her event last Saturday. Thankfully she was under a tent canopy so other than her feet getting soaked she wasn't too bad. It stopped raining finally around noon and the rest of her day was pretty good. On the plus side she had some nice warm tea too drink!

Mermaid...how you doing?

Kathryn...getting out and doing some walking when you are feeling stressed is a nice way to relax. Hope your day today is a good one.

Donna...hope you have a great day too.

Mauri...have things slowed down a bit for you yet?

I have a busy day ahead of me at work as we got a shipment in at the end of last week that I will have to unpack and get received as well as get my orders in put. At least the day should go by fast.

Have a wonderful day just because you can.

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Nice and quite last night and a busy morning. This morning I took a walk and went to the bank. Hubby off for his walk and to pay rent. It is only going to be in the low 90's for the rest of the week, so no running the AC.

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Good morning all. We had a nice T-storm during the night, some areas lost power but luckily we didn't. I took the last two days off from my computer, read the post to get caught up. I need to go the store so I can get a black cartridge, trying to print off a picture of Clenton when he was in the Navy to put in the County Journal for his birthday. Looks like a few of us had rain this weekend, we needed it, things were getting pretty dry and it did hit 90 yesterday and was very windy.

Wanda did Kalie get through her event without getting rained on? Those teas sound good, I like trying different teas.

Kathy glad you had a nice time at Marie's, hope her meds get straightened out.

Kathryn sorry you are still experiencing problems with your neighbor, she really does sound like she needs help. We have quite a few bipolar people in our building, they are ok as long as they take their meds, but when they are off their meds, it's just best to avoid contact with them, maybe you should file harassment charges if she doesn't stop. If she causes too much problems with her neighbors it would seem like the landlady could tell her to move. Try and not let her get to you. Thanks for the goodie, that was so sweet.

Wishing all a great Monday!

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Good Morning Everyone...

Kathryn - So sorry that you are having to deal with this neighbor. I agree something should be done about her. Maybe if she keeps calling the police will have her baker acted or something. Good luck. I know it's hard but try not to let it upset you to that point that is has. I add my thoughts and prayers to Wanda's...
Wanda - Sounds like you got some things done this weekend. So happy that your garden is growing so well for you. And WTG on getting some dehydration done. lol
Glad Garry got to spend time with his siblings and Mom... Enjoy your day with him.

Shirl - Hope you enjoyed your weekend... Did you watch any good movies with AJ?

I woke up with lots of low back pain this morning. So it's slow moving today. And another day of rain. 80% chance. Then they say our temps will go back into the 90's again. I sure have enjoyed all this rain. But there were so many others I see that got bad storms and tornadoes and all the fires... Mother nature sure is not happy these days.
I have an appt to get me nails and piggies done today. Then will probably stop at Walmart and pick up a few things that I need.

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Good Morning all,

Kathryn...so sorry that you are having to deal with such a situation. It does sound like the poor lady really needs some assistance. Does she have family that could intervene on her behalf do you know? Maybe your land lady knows if there is family she could contact. Try not to allow stress to throw you off your healthy eating. Remember that you are the one that is control of how your react to things...keep finding your positives. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers my friend. Hugs.

Garry made it home safe and sound yesterday. He had a great weekend time with his mom and siblings. Even managed to get in a game of golf with his brother and BIL. We are supposed to be in for another hot day today. We did get rain and thunder that rolled through about 2am. All bright and sunny now though.

I managed to get some of my celery diced up and into vacuumed sealed bags for the freezer yesterday. My Food saver stopped working though so had to quit. I'm hoping that Garry can fix it. I dehydrated all the leaves from the celery plants that I cut down and now I have celery powder to add to stews and soups this winter. I left the root of the celery plant in the garden bed and going to see if I can manage to get a second crop off them before winter. I need to go out and pick some of my beans today and see how they turned out. Love having my own little garden...fresh veggies taste so good.

Donna, Mermaid, Shirl and whomever else pops by...hope you all are having a great day,

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Yesterday started out to be such a nice day and then the crazy lady upstairs started it again. She called the police two times. When she called the second time I had a neighbor friend over who use to pal around with the crazy lady until she saw how crazy she was. The neighbor friend talked to the police too and asked if they could take her to a hospital to get some help and they said they could not. The said they told her she could not keep calling them. Found out she has called them 10 times about us. Hubby said next time they come out we are going to file harassment charges on her. I ended up having a stress binge last night, really sad as it had been 70 days since my last binge.

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Good Morning all,

Kathryn...I will have to look in our stores to see if the lemon fibre bars are available here in Canada. They sound yummy. Way to go on scoring a free box! Hope your neighbor gets some help.

Mermaid...I didn't even get to the dehydrating yesterday lol. I got side tracked with writing out my herbal medicine recipes. I want to have a quick reference binder of the ones that use most often. Made some progress with them and much more to do!

Shirl...hope you are having a great weekend.

I'm off to get more stuff done. Have a lovely day everyone.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Kathryn - That quote is one of my favorites of all time. I saw a picture of a boat on the water with that quote in my dr office years ago and have always loved that one. I was never a risk taker and was stuck and that quote helps me to take a few little risks. hehehe Like leaving the house when I was housebound way back then. Thank you for the reminder of it.
Glad that you had a nice day yesterday and no neighbor problems. Hope today is a nice day for you as well.

Wanda - I'm happy for you that you are enjoying all them teas. Hope the weather clears up for Kaeli's event today. And hope she does well with it. Wish I liked all the different teas but I'm just a 1 tea gal. Love my decaf ice tea. That is my water. lol
Have fun dehydrating today. We loaned our dehydrator to DIL so she could make beef jerky for Chopper to take in the truck with him. She also made strawberry's, apples & peaches too. They were good. yum But I think dehydrated pineapples are my fave. yum I did bananas once that were good too.

Shirl - How are you today? Hope your weekend is going nicely...

I need to do some laundry today. At least one load. I also need to swiffer my floors too. I did nothing yesterday except for nap and watch some TV... oh and Farm on FB. LOL Yep a total lazy Me day. So time to move today. It was so rainy it was hard to move. hehehe We are expecting another couple days of more of the same too. But I don't mind the light rain as it really cools us off. We are going to be high of 83 today which is wonderful compared to the 90's we were having.

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We had a nice cool day yesterday in the 80's. Hubby went to a minor league baseball game with a neighbor friend. I like this friend as he is a teacher like I use to be also hubby and he get along really well. The crazy neighbor was quite yesterday and I had a restful evening. I hear she is messing with an other neighbor and the land lady said this better stop. She really needs to see a doctor and get on meds, she is crazy. Slept in late today and woke to hubby giving me a leg rub down. It felt so good and was a nice way to wake up. I took myself out to brunch at Starbucks and had a Thai chicken wrap. I then went to the supermarket and got a free box of Fiber One lemon bars. So it is a great start to the day and I am look forward to a calm rest of the day.

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Good Morning all,

It's been raining most of the night and it's still coming down in sheets this morning. Thunder happening in the background just for sound effects! I hope it clears off soon as Kaeli has an outdoor event that she has to be at for 9:30 to promote her teas. It's an all day event. Praying that it is a success venture for her. Her teas are SOOOO good. I've been trying all kinds of different ones. My favorites so far are the Earl Grey de la creme and all the matcha teas. I've been taking matcha tea to work with me every morning. We had one called "hot yoga" (I know, that sounds yucky). It was really very nice and relaxing. The plus side of having trying all these teas is that I get even more water into me!

Kathryn...sure hope you find resolution to the situation with your neighbor. That can be very stressful. Please take care of yourselves and make sure that you are eating healthy. Congratulations on the weight elimination too. Hugs.

Mermaid...sounds like Marie's dinner last night was fun. I hope that she gets her meds straightened out so that she doesn't end up in the hospital again. Have a great Saturday. I'm off to finish up my laundry that I started yesterday. I ended up being at the bank for much longer than I thought...but the results were worth it so not complaining. I'm now getting the "seniors' accounts, which means not more fees. Every bit of savings helps *grin*

Shirl...have a great weekend with AJ. How's the party plans coming along? I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the big celebration. Lots of hugs.

Garry is in Saskatchewan at his moms. He and his brothers are going to do yard work for her and enjoy some time together. He will head home sometime tomorrow so that he has a day off at home before heading back to work on Tuesday.
I'm going to take the time to get some dehydrating done.

Have a great day,
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Good Morning Sparkies...

Happy Saturday to you all.

Kathryn - Sorry your neighbor is upsetting you and hubby. Hope that you can get that situation handled before too long. sounds like you need to call the police on her and make a report on what you are hearing her said. Good luck with it all. emoticon on getting rid of a couple pounds though. Try to eat a little more today ok? One day at a time... ((hugs))

We went to Marie's for dinner yesterday. Some friends brought in Sonny's BBQ for about 20 people which was so good and Marie didn't have to do a thing. She's not feeling well and I'm thinking she is getting pneumonia again. Her nurse is working on getting her a different Antibiotic because the one the Dr ordered does not work with the heart med's she's on. Sheesh... You'd think he'd know that. Just hoping she don't end up back in the hospital again.
It was 2 of the kids birthday's over there so there was 2 sheet cakes. UGH... yep had to taste them. hehehe

Andy is on his way back over to work on the beach house. He got two 5ft gates to close off the back fence.

Hope that everyone has a nice weekend...


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We have been having a really bad heat wave. I got up super early today to go shopping and down town to the library. I just used their drop box as they were not open yet. Hubby and I are still having stress over the crazy neighbor. She called the police again and said she could hear us saying we were going to kill her she better call 911. We talked to her with the land lady and thought things were going to be okay but she is too crazy. The police have not come to our door but the stress is making me unable to eat. I get hungry and just have a small amount of nuts and dried fruit but not a meal .Hubby is able to eat but only half his dinner in a sitting. He saves the rest and eats it in the middle of the night.. Good thing is the scale went down 2 pounds for me.
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Good Morning Sparkies...

I guess I forgot to check in yesterday again. Bad Mermaid. hehehe I went to FB and got lost in my Farm again. We have 70% chance of rain again today. And yep muggy too... But thankful for the rain as it does help to cool things off.

Donna - Nice to see you posting. Glad you are doing well. We miss you posting daily too. emoticon

Kathryn - Hope you are doing well. We miss you.

Shirl - Sounds like you all are keeping AJ very busy. lol How was the concert last night? What kind of music was it? Good luck with your car. emoticon

Wanda - Glad your hand is not burned real bad. No touching. hehehe Sending prayers for Amanda. I have friends that take them 4 wheelers out "mudding" all the time. But they scare me. They even let the little kids on them. I think they are crazy? hehehe
Good luck at the bank. Hope they help you get things figured out. Enjoy your long weekend.

Speaking of the bank...
I set up my phone for online banking. I'm really scared about too. Just having that bank app on the phone is scary.
I installed it because I still get this one check in the mail (they will not direct deposit it) And I'm always forgetting to go by the bank to deposit it. So thought I would try the deposit by phone that you see them advertise. It worked pretty good but I'm still scared if someone were to steal my phone they might be able to get into my acct. But not sure they can. I think it's a fairly new thing so hoping nothing happens. I may just uninstall it. hehehe I know I'm a big chicken. But it sure was easy to deposit that check. hehehe emoticon

Today I go to my appt in Kissimmee and then to Marie's for Dinner party. Should be fun. They are celebrating one of the kids birthday. Hoping I can get out of there before dark this time. I hate driving all the way home in the dark. I'm 30 minutes away and not sued to driving in the dark anymore. Remember when we were young and life started when it got dark? hehehe

Andy's hand is still sore. It looked red yesterday too. Hoping he got it bandaged up good for the day. He was planning on going to the beach house to work today but put it off for another day to give it a little more time to heal.

Hope that everyone has a great day.



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Good morning. It's going to be another comfortable day. The concert was great last night, it was a beautiful night for it. Will be picking up A.J. sometime this afternoon, he's coming to spend the night. I did manage to finish up some cleaning yesterday, I have a stack of magazines I need to sort through today and either put up in the laundry rooms or take over to the medical care facility.

Wanda enjoy your me time.

Wishing all a fab Friday!

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Good Morning all,

We had some thunder roll through during the night, but no rain. It looks like we are going to be heading into a lovely long weekend. (It's a long weekend here in Alberta, some other provinces also, but it is not a holiday all across Canada)

Garry is heading off to Kindersley this morning to meet up with siblings and his BIL. I get to stay at home due to lack of room at his Mom's and we don't want to have to get hotel rooms. Money is allocated to paying bills! We will be going at the end of September again.

Donna...so good to see your post and hear that you are doing so well. Way to go on meeting your goals. I'm slowly but surely getting to mine also. More slowly than I would like, but it's happening anyway.

Shirl...how was the concert last night? Hope your weather co-operated and you didn't get wet. I'm off to a meeting with the bank later this morning to see if any changes are needed with my RRSPs and my other investment accounts. Some day I would love to retire and I need to see when that possibility might occur!

Mermaid...how are you doing? How's Andy's hand?

Kathryn...hope you are doing ok too.


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Good morning. It's a nice one, great day for A.J.'s group trip to a zoo over in Ionia and for all of us to go to the summer concert tonight.

Wanda, prayers for young Amanda, one of my niece's had an accident on one of those a couple years ago and had to be airlifted, it messed up her right hand and that hand will never be the same, I hope Amanda will come through this ok. Happy Friday to you.

Donna good to see your post this morning, sounds like you are making good progress with your recovery.

Wishing all a great Thursday.

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Hello and happy Thursday everyone! Just checking in to let y'all know I'm still kicking. I'll write a catch-up blog soon. I use most of my typing energy at work and by the end of the day I'm pretty well over the whole keyboard thing. ha! I'm a little ahead of schedule on my PT and making excellent progress. I'm out of my sling several hours a day and doing some very ambitious stretching. I'm sore most of the time now, but rarely am I truly in pain. Whoop!

Also, I haven't even had much of a chance to brag on myself, but I hit my goal weight just before surgery. I've mostly maintained but lost a couple more lbs, but I'm positive that's muscle loss since I'm unable to work out. So I expect to get back to goal quickly.

I've read through all the posts I've missed and it looks like everyone's doing fairly well! I miss talking with y'all every day!

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Good morning all,

Wishing you all a great Thursday. I'm taking Mauri up on her Thursday challenge and I'm throwing tiredness out the window and concentrating on having energy!

I will try to pop back in after work today and see how you are all doing.

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Hand is doing much better. 3 large ice cubes and 2 ice packs did the trick. It took until about 9:30 this morning for it to stop stinging. Luckily there is only two small spots that are still showing red. They don't hurt unless you touch them...so no touching! One spot at the base of my pointer fingers and then one spot about 1/2 inch below that one. They don't look like they will blister but will keep an eye on them.

Crazy day at work again today, but only had to stay an hour overtime before I was able to call it quits for the day. Tomorrow is my Friday and I'm hoping that I don't have to stay late.

Garry is taking this Friday off work if all goes well and he and his brother in law are going to head to Saskatchewan to check on his mom. I get to stay home for some down time. They will likely come back home on Sunday so that we have Monday off together with it being a long weekend.

We had a big thunderstorm move through this afternoon. Only lasted about 15 minutes, but the wind sure blew and the noise was loud. Lots of rain but not a deluge.

Prayers for a young friend of ours please. Amanda was in an ATV accident while visiting her Grandmother in Ontario. Luckily she was wearing a helmet of she might not be with us. She was medi-vaced to the hospital in Winnipeg as she has done severe damage to her left shoulder and arm. She still has no movement in her left arm and there is considerable damage. She is also left handed so this means learning to use her right hand now to do things. She has been referred to a neurosurgeon and the family is just waiting to get the results and recommendations. Amanda just graduated from high school this year and was going to be going off to college this fall. I'm thinking that just might be on hold for a bit now. Please join us in praying for a speedy and complete recovery for her.

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Good afternoon. There's a chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. We went to the store later this morning to pick up a few things. When my girls get back from their vacation need to get with them and see who's furnishing what for the B-day party in Aug. so I'll know what I need to pick up for that. I need to get a picture around for the birthday ad I'll be putting in our local paper. Eye placed called yesterday and I go get my new lenses Aug. 4, they need to cut them to fit my frames and yes, I am using the same frames. I guess DH has decided to gradually get the things fixed on our car, but not all at once, he's hoping it'll hang in there a few more years. Will go out and feed A.J. supper this evening, then Thurs. his sis will feed him and pick him up to bring to the concert. The group is North Country Flyer's. After the concert she'll take him back home as he has bowling on Fri. morning, then he'll come spend the night here. We're keeping him busy.

Wanda, ouch on your hand, hope it isn't hurt too bad.

Kathy sounds like laundry was keeping you busy. Glad Andy got his hand taken care of.

Wishing all a good Wed.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Happy Wednesday to you all.

Yesterday I worked on a couple loads of laundry and just when I was finishing it up Andy came home with 3 more loads for me. hehehe So going to finish all that up today and then I will be caught up again.

Wanda - OUCH! Sorry about your hand. Hope it's better after you take that ice off with no blistering. Have a nice day at work. Glad you had some help yesterday.

Shirl - I'm also keeping you in my prayers that you can find a car that you can afford. Hope that you are feeling well today and have a nice day.

Donna - How are you doing? Is that shoulder doing better now that you have that sling off?

Kathryn - Hope that you and hubby are doing well today. I saw that you were having a heat wave out your way. Be careful walking out in that.

Mauri, Eve, Wyndy, and anyone else that may stop in... Have a great day.


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I am typing with one hand this morning. I had just put some boiling water into my my travel mug,put the lid on and proceeded to shake it like normal. Fot some reason this morning it decided to pressurize and squirt hot all over my hand. I am sitting here with the palm of my hand wrapped around an ice cube. The blessing...it is only the palm of my hand, the ice is working,and I have been able to stop the burning. Ahhh the crazy things we do,

I have another long day at work to day. I got some help later in the morning yesterday with finishing up the unpacking so that I could start on the receiving. Thankfully we didn't get any more shipments yesterday.

Mermaid...glad that Andy is ok and that he took care of his hand.

Shirl...keeping you guys in my prayers about you vehicle.

Kathryn...hope you are doing better,

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Looks like I forgot to check in yesterday.
I had a Doctor appt in the morning and then went out for breakfast and over to pick up my meds at the pharmacy. I remembered to tell the doctor about how bad my restless leg syndrome has gotten so he increased my meds and last night I had no problem. What a relief and blessing it was to not be kept awake from jumpy legs.

Andy went to the beach house night before last and called from the hospital yesterday morning. He cut his hand while changing the blade in the utility knife and had to get 6 stitches. Thankful that he looked to see where the hospital was over there a few weeks before and that he actually went to the hospital. In the old days, when he thought he was invincible, he would have put duct tape on it and went on with his day. hehehe Men!

Shirl - Sorry to hear that you have to get new glasses already. Hope that you can use the frames you have to save some $. Good luck finding a decent used car to get you around in. Glad you enjoyed the goodie I sent. hehehe You know me anything for a smile. lol
Sounds like AJ is doing well with you helping him out and others pitching in as well. I spent the afternoon watching TV as well. We had rain again and more today which I don't mind because it does cool things down... Just wish it wasn't so muggy.

Wanda - Hope you find some help today at work to get them books unpacked and all. It's great that Quin and Lauren found a new place to live. That black mold is not a good thing at all. It's good that they found a place closer to the school too.
Thanks for the reminder to remember our positives.

Kathryn - Hope that things are better there for you and hubby. Not good having all that stress.
I do not like stress at all and try to stay away from it. hehehe Good luck talking to the landlady. Hope it helps.

No real plans for today except to finish up a couple loads of laundry.

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Good morning. Looks like it might be another hot & humid one, it finally feels like summer.

Wanda, yes A.J. had a great time at camp, one of the counselor's in his cabin was from Australia, he loves meeting people from different places. It only rained twice during the week he was there, next year he hopes to go for 2 weeks. He had pictures on his camera and showed them to me on Sunday. We had another estimate on car repairs and it's just not justifiably to put that much money into our car, eventually we'll have to look for another inexpensive used car, for the time being we'll just have to drive it the way it is. Glad Quin and Lauren found a different place, that black mold is not good. Sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy at work, you'll be ready for your long weekend.

Kathryn, Wanda is right you need to eat something, not good to not eat anything, that goes for DH too. Hope that particular situation gets taken care of so you won't have so much stress.

Wishing all a great Tuesday!

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Good morning all

It looks like it's going to be a lovely day outside today. Crazy busy at work. My co-worker that does the same sort of job as me is away for the next 3 weeks. We had a large shipment that arrived on Friday, which needed to be unpacked and received yesterday. Just as I finally finished the receiving of it yesterday afternoon, we got another 17 boxes delivered. I know what I am doing today! I am hoping that I might be able to get some assistance today with the unpacking. I have orders that need to be input also so it just might be a long day for me.
Ahhh, job security LOL.


Kathryn...I'm sorry for the stress you are going through. Don't NOT eat though, you need to keep your body healthy. Even if you are not wanting to eat, at least have a piece of toast and some peanut butter and nice cup of tea. Anything. Thinking of you. Hugs.

Shirl...sounds like you had a great day with AJ yesterday. Did he have a great time at camp? It's nice that you are all stepping in to help out with making sure he is well taken care of while his folks are away.

Quin and Lauren will be moving this weekend into a different house. The acreage that they were living in needs a lot of work and they discovered black mold. So glad they will be moving. It will be much better for Lauren when Quin is working out of town. Much closer for Roman and school.

Time to get myself all organized for the work day. Have a great day all.

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Getting here very late. It was a hot & humid day, so stayed inside and watched movies with A.J., took him home after supper so he could pack his lunch for tomorrow and take a shower, the dogs were all happy to see him. I'll go out Wed. and fix him supper and he's coming to spend the night on Friday, after he gets done with his bowling, his mom will be back home on Sat. A.J.'s sister will be bringing him to the concert Thursday and then taking him back home.

Wanda and Kathy loved the goodies. We aren't looking at cars yet, but probably will have to sometime.

Kathryn loved your quote today. Hope your stress levels come down.

Hoping all had a good Monday.

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Positive quote-It's like wrestling with a gorilla, you don't quit when you are tried you quit when the gorilla is tried.

Hubby and I have had a few stressful days dealing with the crazy lady upstairs. She called the police and the landlady last night to have a wellness check on us. Should have had them check on her she is crazy. We are all getting together with the landlady this afternoon. Hubby and I are so stressed out we can't eat. We did not eat dinner last night, had a light breakfast, but are skipping lunch.

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Good Morning all,

Monday morning and it's time for a new work work. I am finding my positives in this fact! 1. I have a great job to go to that allows me to earn the money necessary for our immediate needs. 2. Although it is now dark in the morning, I don't have to bundle up to go outside. 3. I am still on my summer schedule of working 4 days a week (until the end of September). 4. I am blessed with having a new day with untold of opportunities ahead of me.

Shirl...that hurts the pocket book when your vision changes so quickly. That is good that your doctor is trying to help you out financially. On the plus side, you are probably able to use your same frames and that is a big savings too. Hope you had a great evening with AJ. How is the car situation? Still keeping you in my prayers. Hugs.

Kathryn...Did you manage to walk to the river yesterday? We ended up with a lovely day here yesterday. It threatened to rain a couple of times, you could hear thunder off in the distance, but we never actually got any rain. Made for a nice day of being able to sit out on the deck at supper time. We have had so much rain in the past few days, that there are mushrooms growing on our front lawn LOL.

Mermaid...how you doing?

Wishing everyone a great day today. Keep your focus on the positives.

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Good evening. Had a rough start to the day, but started feeling better by afternoon. We went and picked up A.J. around 3 p.m., he's spending the night. We all ready watched one movie Mall Cop 2, that was funny, had supper just a little while ago and will be watching another movie, but don't know what yet.

I had another eye exam and over the last 5 mos. my right eye has changed and is causing the vision problems so am getting new lenses, which my insurance won't cover as it hasn't been a year, but my doctor was good and gave me a 25% discount on them.

So glad for our AC as it's hot & humid today.

Wishing all a good Sunday. I didn't post serenity Sunday as haven't been on the computer till now.

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Good Morning all,

Mermaid...LOL...at least you had a nighty on! That's why I'm enjoying our privacy fence that we build in the back yard. I can go out in the morning now and enjoy those few peaceful moments of the day while sitting in my nightgown *grin*.
Kismet is doing her on again, off again eating. She is not a happy cat right now as we have had Skye visiting for overnight. So her nose is out of joint also. I am still playing things day by day. As long as she is not in any pain, we will wait.
When's the big dinner at Marie's?

Kathryn...sounds like a lovely walk. I love sitting by the water and watching it and hearing it. For me it is one the greatest ways to relax. Love your quote from yesterday.

Shirl...Did you have AJ for the night last night? Hope you have a wonderful day today too.

Eve...safe travels.

Donna, Mauri, and whomever else might pop by...hope you all have a great day.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Kathryn - Walking to the river sounds so nice. You should stop and get your Starbucks on the way and then sit and relax once you get there. I love being by the water... ~~SPLASH~~ lol

Wanda - How's Kismet doing today? Foxy wanted out of her crate at 5:30 this morning... ugh so I got up and let them outside and she decided she needed to go walking and would not come when I called her. She walked right out of the gate and into the front yard. but the time I came in and got my shoes on she was almost to the road out front. We have a big yard so she was moving... hehehe Well I was not a happy camper for sure catching up to her she knew she was in trouble and headed back to the house. Me in my nighty walking around out there. hehehe Glad everyone else was asleep. But I think we woke up All the Roosters in the neighborhood. hehehe
Hope your days starts out better then mine. hehehe

Shirl - How's everything with you today? Did AJ spend the night last night? Enjoy your day with him today. You said he had to work... What kind of work does he do? Just wondering... hehehe

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Today was such a beautiful morning, I walked to Starbucks and had breakfast. I then took off walking and walked almost 3 miles. It was so nice out I had to make myself come home before I over did it. I walked down further on the street Starbucks is on. I walked all the way up town and almost to the river. Next time I will walk to the river.

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Good Morning all,

It's a bright sunny morning this morning. Looks like we might have a nice day after all.

I managed to get my kitchen and LR floors all washed yesterday, laundry done, dusting done, and even made a trip to Costco for some much needed supplies. Now I can make some meals again.

The girls and I had some girl time last night. It's been awhile since we have had our time together. Enjoyed visiting with each other. Not sure what is on the agenda for today.

Shirl...what a blessing that you are able to see to AJs meals so that others can have a bit of a holiday too. Hope you get your eyes all fixed up. Nothing worse than not being able to see correctly. I have to take my glasses off if I want to read or even do things on my computer now. The concert sounds like it was another great one. How are the celebration plans coming along in August?

Kathryn...glad that the painters used drop clothes. They shouldn't even have to be told to! Nice to hear that your knee is doing better too. Have a great Saturday.

Mermaid...Sounds like our day yesterday was much the same with cleaning and laundry LOL. Have a great day today.

Garry is calling, he wants to head out and invited me to go with him. On my way!

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Good Morning Sparkies...

It's a beautiful Morning....
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Hope that will play for you this morning... Such a nice song... lol

Shirl - Nice to see you. I've miss you. I'd love to spend a week on Lake Huron. Never been there. Bet it's nice and cool and a beautiful lake to spend time on. Those GK are gonna have a blast. Sounds like AJ is a very active guy. I love bowling but haven't been able to do it for years with this back. I miss it.
I managed to get my swiffering of the floors done and even mopped both bathrooms yesterday. I also took DIL to the store yesterday and picked up a few things I needed. They are calling for 80% chance of rain today. So not sure what I will be doing today... guess I'll clean the the bathrooms. And maybe see if I need to do a load of laundry...
Happy cleaning to you. lol

Kathryn - Glad that your Hubby took care of them painters for you and that your knee is better. Happy walking today...

Wanda - So what are you up to today? Hope you have a great day...

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Good morning all. Silly Saturday is posted. Looks like we might get some rain this morning. Two of my DD's and one's three GK's are leaving today for a week up north at a cabin on Lake Huron, the GK's are so excited about going away with their GM and aunt, they'll have a good time. While they are gone A.J.'s sister and I will be taking turns making sure he gets supper as his dad leaves for work around 2 p.m. and A.J. doesn't get home till around 4, he's probably going to come spend Sunday night as he doesn't have to go to work on Mon. and Thursday night as he may not have bowling on Friday. His dad is going back to work this Mon. he's doing fine after his surgery. I need to finish up some cleaning I didn't get to yesterday, our building has inspection on this Monday.

Kathryn glad the painter used drop clothes this time.

Wanda, Kathy, Mauri, Donna, Eve and whoever else might drop in enjoy your Sat.

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Hubby took care of handling the painter. He told him he could not paint without drop cloths. The painter went back and got some.
My knees are feeling alright now, I walked 2.58 miles this morning.

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Good almost afternoon. I swear I posted yesterday, but it's no where to be found. This hasn't been the greatest week, but it's almost over and I can hope for a better one next week. Went to the concert last night to listen to Soultown, a great group. Met Margaret, my GD, her DH, his DD, GD's MIL & FIL down there.

Next month is my 8th yr. on here, that doesn't seem possible and I know there are quite a few of us that'll be coming up for.

I am going back to my eye doctor today at 2:30, I went to the eye lab on Wed. and they checked out my prescription to see if it was correct and it is, so now they want me to see my doctor as I am still having trouble focusing with the far lenses.

We had a great time on Sat. visiting with my sis, her DH and her two DD's and my DB & SIL. On the way home we ran into rain and saw 7 rainbows on the way home, I can't remember if I posted about this on Mon. or not, forgive me if I am doing it twice, my memory is not very good.

Went to coffee hour this morning, Jo made a couple of breakfast bakes, very good.

Wanda glad your garden is doing well.

Mermaid hope you can get back in your pool soon. Glad you had a nice visit and dinner with Marie.

Kathryn hope you got fixed what needed fixing and this time they cleaned up after themselves.

Donna hope the healing is going good.

Wishing all a fab Friday.

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - Glad that your garden is well watered. Hope them Potatoes grow for you. Yay for Garry's good Paycheck. Always a good thing.

Kathryn - Sorry about your knee hurting you. Hope it's better today. But I would give it a couple days of TLC so you can get back to your walking. Nice of your Hubby to want to deal with them workers for you. But I can so relate to having that upset tummy from all the stress around it. Even with DH getting upset over it would make my tummy upset. I don't do stress well at all. So hope that is all taken care of now.

As for the pool... YES I did get in the pool yesterday and was able to walk for about 15 - 20 minutes before the storm came rolling in so I had to get out. Today through the weekend it's 80% chance of rain so probably won't make it out there. But will try again.
And I would love for Wanda and Kathryn to join me. hehehe

We had a nice dinner and visit with Marie last night. but she looked so tired after cooking. we all made her sit and everyone pitched in to help with all the clean up and all. She loves the company and cooking for everyone but It will be a lot easier on her once everyone starts bringing a dish.

Shirl - I miss you too? Where are you?

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Good morning all,

No rain during the night last night, but it's still overcast this morning and possible rain. Unfortunately the rain is not happening in the areas that really need the assistance for fire control of for the ranchers and farmers. They are experiencing severe drought conditions and that's not good for the food production. On the plus side, my garden is well watered and I'm hoping that I get a crop of potatoes. There has been very little in the way of flowering on them so not sure what to expect.

I am grateful that Garry has been very busy at his work these past 3 weeks. Finally he will have a decent paycheck. PTL. So grateful that I have my job to help us out also. As much as I would love to be retired and spend more time doing my own things at home with gardening etc. I am grateful to have a job that I enjoy going to.

Mermaid...hope you bit the bullet and get out in that pool. Your fins and scales are going to dry up! *grin*. Kathryn and I will come and join you. I would so love to have a pool in my back yard despite the maintenance involved. Ahhh, but I'm blessed with garden space, so not complaining. Have a great day.

Kathryn...Hope the repair guys show up and you get things fixed. Bless your hubby's heart for being upset on your behalf. Hope he handles things well. How's the knee this morning? That's not so good when you can't get out and do your walking. We still have construction and orange pylons blocking out street. They machinery has really damaged the pavement and I'm hoping that they get it fixed before winter. Of course all the damage is in front of our driveway with a huge pot hole in front of our neighbors. Ahhh life and our first world problems *grin*. Have a great day.

Shirl...miss you!

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Kathy I know what restless leg syndrome is, hubby has it some nights and rocks the whole bed. I just think of it has his rocking me to sleep. Did you get out to the pool today. Walking in the pool would be so much fun. I have a swim suit that has still not seen water, can I come play in your pool?

Wanda I have been having Starbucks BBQ beef brisket sandwich and just love it at 510 calories. But it has a high salt count, so will cut back on eating them. I do not have high blood pressure but know I should not eat to much salt.

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The repairmen did not come by yesterday and we were told they would be by today. I hate waiting all day. Hubby is in a bad mood and that is not like him. He is ready to chew out these guys for leaving my kitchen in such a mess. The light is nice but really leaving my kitchen in such a mess that I had to clean up is not right. Hubby is ready to tell them if they don't have drop clothes to come back when they do. My tummy is in knots and I can't eat. Okay that is not such a bad thing
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Good Morning everyone...

Wanda - I'm glad that the weather has changed for you and that you are getting rain instead of them fires getting close to you. Hoping they helped put out some of them fires as well.
I'm doing my floors today... Well swiffering them. And maybe a little dusting as well.

I think I'm also going to try to get in the pool today and do a little walking. I know it's good for me it's just so hot out there it's hard to go out there. hehehe Just easier to stay in the AC... But gonna try to make myself do it. Wish me luck. But need to make sure I don't over do it too because we are going to Marie's.

Shirl - Glad to hear that all went well for your SIL's surgery. Where have you been? Hope your computer is ok? Any luck on finding a car?

Kathryn - Did the maintenance guys show up and do repairs for you?

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Good Morning everyone,

YAY, it's my Friday today! I have a full day of things planned for my day off tomorrow. My floors all need a good scrubbing as well as I need to get some dusting done. With all the road work happening on our street, there seems to be an even bigger accumulation of dust by the time the weekend rolls around. Ahhh well, it just means I will be burning more calories *grin*.

Kathryn...glad that the repair men are coming back to fix what they messed up. Don't feel bad about missing a day, we all get doing others things at times and miss out on logging in. Your quotes are always so good. I'm glad to hear that you aren't experiencing any of the crazy weather that seems to be randomly hitting places. I was listening to the news last night and they were saying that 2015 just might turn out to be the warmest year on record.
What's on your treat list from Starbucks this week?

Mermaid...I feel for you with your poor pup's issues. Glad you were able to stop for a visit with Marie and find that she is doing well enough to have a family dinner again. Enjoy the time at the theme dinner. I made a big pot of chili for supper last night. Just seemed to suit the weather with it being damp and rainy. We have gone from excessive heat to damp and rainy. It is supposed to be like this for the next week. On the plus side...I don't have to water my garden and things are looking a bit greener again. I have actually had to put on a sweater to go to work in the mornings because of the coolness. Take care of yourself and don't overdo things. Hugs.

Shirl...glad to hear that your SIL came through his surgery fine. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Who's playing at the outdoor concert tonight?

Myakayah...wishing you a great day.

Donna, Mauri, Eve...hope you are all doing well too.

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Kathryn - It's amazing that the repairmen didn't have any concern for your property. Glad that the landlady is correcting the situation for you. it's good that your hubby knows her huh?

Love the positive quote you posted... LOL

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Good afternoon Sparkies...

Happy day to you all.

MYAKAYAH - Nice to see you posting and welcome to our positive team. I look forward to getting to know you.

I'm Kathy aka Mermaid because I love them and wanna be one when I grow up. LOL
I live in central FL. I am disabled so haven't worked in a while due to my back issues. I've been with Spark for about 8 years or so now and so thankful I ran into this group of wonder people that help to keep my journey on a positive note.

Wanda - Glad you didn't get them golf ball sized hail. Wow that was something. And would do lots of damage too. Glad that kismet is still eating. Hope that continues. I was able to get out and get my pup Foxy's meds refilled as she is sounding worse and worse each day. Hate that she is not doing as well. Just a reminder of what will come. She is having a hard time breathing and coughing a lot too.
Glad that all went well with your review yesterday. Wow 2 hours... that is a long time. Good luck with your goals and with the challenge that you are starting up at work. hehehe

Shirl - Hope all is well with you and Clenton.

Donna - Thinking of you today as well and hope that your shoulder is healing. We miss your postings.

Kathryn - How are things with you today? I need to start moving more as my legs have been jumping bad at night. I have what they call restless leg syndrome and it doesn't let up unless I get up and move. The problem is it usually starts late at night when I'm ready to go to bed not walk. hehehe

As for yesterday... I made it to my meeting in Kissimmee and then stopped to visit Marie. It turned out to be a very nice visit. She has started doing Family dinners again and has invited Andy and I to come. So nice to be considered part of their family always. This week is going to be Mexican so when I asked what we could bring she asked if Andy would make her favorite Tamole's... hehehe So we have a plan. I think these family dinners are nice and when there's a theme it's even more fun. lol

Today I'm doing laundry and I hope to move a bit and get the swiffer out and do the floors.

Have a great day everyone...

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Wanda glad you were not in all that bad weather. We are not getting any of the rain or flooding. It is cooling off some today in the high 80's.

The repairmen left my kitchen in a big mess and ruined my throw rug. The land lady is a good friend of my hubby and he has known her since she was a little girl. She called him last night to talk about some thing else and he told her about the mess. The repairmen are to come back today to paint the ceiling and the land lady said they will have drop cloths and pay for the throw rug or else.....
I don;t know how I missed stopping in yesterday, did not do any thing yesterday to keep me from doing my job of posting the positive quote. Please forgive me for forgetting. I have a good one for today.....

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This is what hit in Alberta last night. Thankfully, our area only got the winds and rain. This is about 1 hour south of us.

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Good Morning all,

Welcome to Myakayah. Nice to see a new posting. Feel free to jump right in to the chats. We would all be happy to make you feel at home. I am from Alberta, Canada and have been with this team since it's concept eons ago. I work at our local library full time and love gardening ( although I'm still learning the ins and outs of gardening),

Mermaid...how was your trip to Kissimee yesterday? Did you get to stop to visit with Marie?

Shirl...How's the party planning coming along?

Donna...thinking of you and hoping you are still healing well and improving with your PT.

Kathryn...Are you getting any of the flooding that I see on TV in California?

Mauri...Miss you.

Kismet ate a little bit of wet food yesterday and just nibbled at a bit this morning. Nothing great, but I've left her some dry food out too. Hopefully she will nibble away while I am at work. She had a rough day yesterday as she was sick also. Will just keep monitoring her.

Performance review was productive yesterday. Long...almost 2 hours, but we had a good opportunity to discuss some concerns that I have been having. I have my goals all in place for this next year and am looking forward to completing them.

I have a meeting with a fellow committee Wellness member this morning and we are going to try and work out the details of a water challenge for our co-workers. We are hoping to encourage others to get their daily quota of water into them by having a wee bit of a competition at work.

Have a great day all,
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emoticon A very good morning to everyone! I joined this team yesterday because I felt a group of positive people is exactly what I need.

A little about me I grew up in Southern California, have lived in Hawaii, New York, Seattle, WA, Louisiana and a few other states. I am an Accountant, organizer of things, a tutor, a creator of lovely meals, a writer, love music, sports, travel, reading, yoga....

My positive for the day is that it is my birthday so I don't need to make dinner tonight.. Also the Angels and Giants won pretty handily in their games last night, if they both win again tonight then that will be a double win!

Positive quote-"Be positive in your attitude and it will be a positive, productive day!"

I am seeing what you all chat about and it sounds like its an interesting group. Will contribute more as I learn my way round the joint!!!!

Wanda-I have a cat and when he was young he only ate dry food, it is all he'll eat now except for insects, birds or that type of thing...I love performance reviews, fun times...

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Good Morning Sparkies...

Wanda - Glad that Kismet is eating a little dry food. That is better than nothing. Good luck with your yearly performance review. Something tells me you will do just fine. emoticon Enjoy your Lunch with Shyra today.

I go to Kissimmee today for my meeting. Then will probably stop and see Marie for a visit.

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Good Morning all,

We had a big thunder storm roll through during the night last night. Lots of booming and lightening and rain. Just hope that there were no new fires started.

Kaeli and Shyra went to the exhibition last night to take in one of the concerts and Kyle is going with them tonight to another one. I haven't talked to the them yet to see if they got caught in the rain or not. I will see Shyra at noon today as we made arrangements to go for lunch together.

Kismet is eating a little bit of dry food, so at least she is eating. She has not touched any of the wet foods that I have tried. She turns up her nose at the real tuna too! I will have to cook up some hamburger and see if she will eat a bit of that.

Shirl...sounds like you had a great time with visiting. Glad that you made it home safe and sound.

Kathryn...how did the new lights in the kitchen work out?

Mermaid...I hear you on the buying of only what you might need for the pets.

My yearly performance review is today at work. Then next week my co-worker, Gail, is gone for 3 weeks holidays. Hopefully it won't be super busy while she is gone.

Not much for news this morning. I'll try to stop in again later.

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Hello eveyone...

Just a quick hi today. I ran into town today and got my nails done and then ran to get Foxy's meds. They tell me I can get more than a months worth but I just don't know how long she will be with us and don't want to get stuck with a lot of meds that they won't take back if something happens. He breathing is so labored when she comes in from outside that I think this is it... But then I look and she sleeping peacefully or playing like a pup again. So who knows. But still the meds are expensive so just go month to month.

Wanda - Sorry to hear that Kismet isn't eating that food now. I would keep trying some that you know she likes... Anything is better than nothing.

Shirl - Glad you all got to visit your sister and BIL and sounds like you had a good time. Good luck if you go car shopping. Oh and Mauri's shirt was posted in a pic on FB a couple days ago. You might see it if you go to her FB page. She looks good in it. emoticon

Kathryn - Glad they are finally fixing your light. Hope it doesn't give you anymore problems.

Well I need to get off here. I can hear thunder in the background so that means lightening too.

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We have the handymen in today fixing the lights in the kitchen. We have been having problems with it ever since we moved in. They keep putting new light bulbs in that soon don't work. Now they are putting in a whole new set up with the new forever bulbs. These bulbs last so long and if they ever burn out we can replace them ourselves. Hubby is tall enough to reach up there, I would have to get up on a chair. All of my little 5'2" can't reach up that far.

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Good morning to all. I've missed the last couple of days. Saturday we left home at 7:30 a.m. and headed north to my sister's, it was funny as just a short time after we got there in pulled our brother and his wife. We had a wonderful day of visiting with sis, BIL, and their two DD's. My brother and us left for home around 5:30 p.m., neither one of us like to drive after dark. We took pictures so when I get them downloaded will post, I need to run my disk for my camera as the last time I tried to download it didn't work, it might have got erased when Ben was fixing my computer. On our way home Sat. we stopped for supper and it started to rain, we found out there were tornado warnings out in a lot of areas. The rain wasn't too bad so that we could still drive and on the rest of the way home we saw 7 rainbows, and a shelf cloud and the sky was so interesting with dark and light blue and pink. We got home around 9:30 p.m. I guess my cell phone had overheated and my phone was completely dead, so went to a neighbors when we got home and called my one DD, her and her sister were having a fit cause they couldn't reach me to see if we had gotten home ok. Yesterday was church and then 9th birthday party for GGD. Last night DD, Deb called, she was at the ER with her husband Tony, it's his appendix, they hadn't burst so sometime today he'll be having surgery, so Deb and her sis are at the hospital waiting for them to work him into the surgery schedule. We are considering looking for another car, our's is driveable , but the guy who looked at it said we'd be better off getting a different car and not putting a lot of money into ours, so we'll see.

Wanda have you tried canned tuna in water for Kismet, I know when Mario's feeding slows down because he's decided to be picky that's what I give him and he's has no problem eating that, he's going through one of those picky spells right now and I need to pick up some tuna for him, he can be such a brat sometimes. Glad you had a fun time with family at the dinner theatre.

Mermaid that's a nice beach picture and your dinner sounded great, glad you guys had a nice little get away.

Kathryn glad you enjoy your coffee and sandwiches at Starbucks. I love root beer floats, but don't have one very often, just like milkshakes just once in awhile.

Mauri I missed the new pink uniform will have to look that up, miss you but know you are a very busy lady.

Donna, Eve, Wyndy and anyone else that happens by, wishing all a great Monday.

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Good Morning all,

We had a great time at the dinner theatre last night with my brother and SIL. It was nice to get a good visit in with them also. It's been months since we were last together. Had lots of laughs and very excited about the upcoming dinner theatre season. There is a Roy Orbison one coming up in the fall that we both would like to go to. Will have to see how the money plays out for us to be able to go.

Kaeli, bless her heart, made a lovely large pot of stew for her supper last night. I get to take some for my lunch today! It's so nice to have someone else come up with meals.

Shirl...seeing as you haven't been around on the weekend, I am assuming that you got to go to your sisters. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Kathryn...I haven't had a float in forever. I love rootbeer ones. Just might have to think about getting the fixings for some for next weekend. *grin*.

Mermaid...I so enjoyed the ocean sounds. Yesterday the wind was blowing pretty good, so sitting out on my back deck with the wind blowing through the leaves on the trees was almost as good *grin*.

Kismet is not eating once again. She is nibbling on the dry food a bit, but won't even touch the soft stuff now. Will have to watch her to see how she does over the next couple of days.

It's back to work for another week of work. It is supposed to be warm today and then rain expected for Tues, Wed and Thurs. Figures! K-days is on and all the open air concerts that the girls and Kyle want to attend are on those days. I don't know why, but it seems every year when the carnival hits town, so does the rain!

Found some great recipes for canning in a book called "The Canning Kitchen" by Amy Bronee. In fact there are so many recipes that I want to try that I think I will see if I can purchase the book for my own. One of the great things I love about the library is being able to see the books and decide on whether or not I want to invest the money in them for my own collections LOL.


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Kathryn - The video is the same as the pic just with sound. I understand about FB if it makes you sad It would be hard to see them. emoticon


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Kathy thanks for sharing the photo of the beach, looks inviting. I no longer use Facebook as seeing photos of my Grand daughter and son I am not allowed (by them) to see makes me sad. I just post here on Spark with my Spark family.

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I took a long walk to the supermarket to pick up diet soda and ice cream, we are having floats tonight.

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Wanda - Glad you liked the video. emoticon Your baking sounds yummy. I didn't get any dessert for my Anny... Wanna share yours? lol Enjoy your evening tonight. Sounds fun.


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Good Morning everyone....

We had a great time at the beach. Only stayed a couple days this time.

Wanda - I see you saw the video I posted of the sounds of the ocean for you. hehehe Yep I was thinking of you on our Anniversary morning at the beach. hehehe

Kathryn - Yes we went to dinner at this place right on the water called Mulligan's that had the best Coconut shrimp. Yum! They served with with broccoli and mashed potatoes that were very good too. So it was even healthy... But gotta say the portions were off. hehehe But I just ate what I could. Way too much... But yep did manage to eat all the shrimp. They were huge! LOL
As for your starbucks... we don't have one in our town here. I've only been a few times in Kissimmee and Orlando myself. I'm a Dunkin Donuts kinda gal and buy it in big bulk bags at Sam's club. hehehe Just love the flavor...

Shirl - Glad you enjoyed the concert. I would have loved it too and yes bad back and all would have been up dancing with you and Wanda. hehehe Bummer about your car though. Hope that you were able to go see your sister and BIL... Good luck with your car.

I posted the video of the sounds of the ocean on my FB page for those that want to hear it. hehehe

Here is a picture of the beautiful beach the morning we went. It was so calm but the water was on the cool side 78* brrrr While the temps did get up into the 90's. Thank goodness for that umbrella we got.


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Good Morning all,

It looks like yesterday was a day of absence for everyone!

Shirl...I am assuming that you did get to go and visit with family. Trust the car issues are in the Lord's hands. Enjoy your time.

Mermaid...thank you for the ocean sounds. AHHHHHHH.

Kathryn...hope your day was a good one yesterday and that you enjoyed the weather.

Donna...trust you are still doing well and progressing with your healing.

Mauri...miss you!

We are off to dinner theatre with my brother and SIL this evening. So grateful for the opportunity they are giving us to get together with them for a nice visit.

I did some baking yesterday (had things in the fridge that needed to be used up). Made a banana/blueberry loaf and some lime cheesecake. I usually avoid making these kinds of things as we certainly don't need the calories. But I didn't want to throw things out *grin*.



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Good Morning all,

The rain has departed at least for the weekend according to the forecast. The sun is shining brightly. It's going to be a great day.

Kathryn...I will have to go and check out the Starbucks and see what they have. You always make it sound so good *grin*. I will admit, I haven't been for awhile so the menu here could very well have changed too. Thanks for the info. Enjoy your day.

Shirl...how did things make out with the car? Were you able to go and visit with your family?

Mauri...how you doing?

Mermaid...hope you time at the beach house is wonderful.

Donna...have a great weekend.

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Wanda Starbucks is adding more things to their menu. They added more sandwiches that are cooked hot and cold sandwiches like their Thai chicken wrap that I really like. This month they added a BQ beef brisket sandwich with cheese and onions on sourdough for 510 calories. It is so good. I have a gift card that I reload and for every 12 things I buy I get a food or drink free. Yes their coffee is strong but you can get some thing like a blended coffee drink like a Ventie (large) carmel light Frappuccino for 220 calories that does not have a strong coffee flavor.

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Good Morning all,

YAY, more rain. It started again last night and looks like it might continue for most of the day. Even heard the sump pump kick in, which it hasn't done for a long time. That means the water table is starting to improve.

Had news that some of the people in Northern Sask. have finally been allowed to go back home. Still lots are under evacuation, but for those allowed to go home it's been heartbreaking to see the devastation. Hope the rains continue to help out the fire situations.

Kismet is still eating the food that I've been able to get from the vets. Although she isn't eating much, she is at least eating. I give her about a teaspoon full several times a day and she has been eating it. If I put more in her dish then she leaves it until she wants it so figured it was better to keep it as fresh as possible for her as it's soft food.

My SIL in phoned yesterday to invite Garry and I to dinner theatre this Sunday evening. They have tickets and want us to join them. Looking forward to the visit with them as well as the entertainment.

Shirl...ouch on the car situation. Praying for the Lord to help you out. Also praying that you will still be able to visit with your family. Hugs.

Kathryn...Your Starbucks must be different than ours are here in Canada or maybe it's just that I'm not familiar enough with them. You seem to have all kinds of different things to eat. I have only ever see the coffees and the occasional snack stuff plus the merchandise that they sell. I will have to take a look the next time I go past one. I have only ever been to one a couple of times as their prices are so expensive. Finding something on their menu that isn't strong coffee flavor for me is hard. I know my co-workers often make a trip to Starbucks to get lattes, but they much to strong still for me. Sadly for Starbucks, they won't make much off me *grin*. I do use their free bags of used coffee grounds though in my garden *grin*.

Donna...so many things to be thankful for. We certainly are blessed. Loved reading your thankfuls on Thursday's challenge.

Mauri...love your new pink workwear! You are looking so good.

Have a great and wonderful Friday. Don't forget to get those steps in.

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Good morning. Happy the rain didn't start until after the concert, it's still rainy looking out. The music was great last night. Well last night driving to the concert heard a noise with the car, DH took it to the garage and it's a broke front spring, the guy told him we'd be better off getting another car as it's really expensive to fix the spring, but that's not an option for us right now, so don't know if we'll be going to my sister's tomorrow or not, that's a 3 hr. drive. I guess you can drive with a broken spring, but it's probably not a good idea. With the age of our car it's really not worth it to put a lot of money into it. Just one of those things.

Wanda hope the rain is helping put out those fires.

Kathryn what kind of sandwich did you end up getting yesterday?

Mermaid have fun at the beach.

Donna glad your Jim is taking such good care of you and you are on the mend.

Mauri, Wyndy, Eve and anyone else that happens to stop by, hope you have a fab Friday.

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I broke down and went to Starbucks today for my free coffee and sandwich. I also walked to the supermarket.

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Good morning to all. We have sun and some clouds, but the rain is not expected until later tonight, so will be going to an outdoor concert tonight, ready to do some rocking, lol. Will spray myself down good with skeeter spray before I go. Will be going to the store in a little while, have a few things I want to pick up.

Excited about going up north to my sis and BIL's this Saturday, it's been a little over a year since we've seen each other, she hasn't been able to come down due to DH's healthy, my brother and his wife are going up also. We are just going for the day.

Mermaid emoticon to you and Andy this Friday, congrats on those 30 yrs., enjoy the beach and dinner out.

Wanda glad you got the rain and it cooled things down for you, I sure hope the areas where the fires are got some too. Were you able to get Kismet some more of that food from the vets?

Donna, Eve, Wyndy, Mauri and anyone else that happens to drop by, wishing you all a great Thursday!

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So good to see the posts from Mermaid and Donna this morning.

Donna...sounds like you are on the mend and doing well. Keep on with the PT and gaining strength and use back. Love the "dragon room". I have one of those too...my computer/craft room and Garry has his garage LOL. Have you started back to work already?

Shirl...I would love to be attending the concerts with you. Yep, we would dance like no one was looking *grin*. We have a lovely rain that started about 2am this morning. The wind was actually what woke me up. It's died down now, but the rain is still falling. It has cooled the house off lovely. Now if only they would finish up with whatever they are doing with our street and move the huge black dirt pile that they plunked down in front of our house, we could park at home instead of down the street at the school yard. At least we are only 3 houses down, people at the far end of the street have a long walk. I'm hoping that they are actually going to be repaving the street, seeing as they brought in some big equipment that has now damaged large areas. Who knows though. No one really knows what they are doing. They broke up and replaced large sections of sidewalks and curbs that didn't appear to have anything wrong with them and they didn't seem to be doing anything to the ground underneath the areas that they broke up. Almost appears to be a "make-work" project. Very strange. What's even more interesting is that a large portion on the crew that is working don't speak English, they speak Spanish! Life is very strange at times.
Have a great day.

Mermaid...Happy Anniversary to you and Andy. Congratulations on 30 years tomorrow. Hope you enjoy your time at the beach and find some time to relax. Hugs.

Kathryn...It's nice when we have something to look forward to on certain days. You get your exercise in too as you walk to Starbucks. Enjoy your day. Hugs.

Mauri, Eve and whomever else pops by...have a great day.

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Have been having a good day, went to the bank and Starbucks right after breakfast. I earned a reward drink today that I will use Sat. when I go back. I am cutting back my Starbucks days to Mon. Wed and Sat.I love my coffee outings and don't want to cut them out of my life.
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Good afternoon. We been out running around today, DH needed to renew his drivers license, so we went before noon to do that, were there over an hour, so after we got done with that went to a Shake & Steak for lunch, I had a yummy Guacamole Steakburger and a dark chocolate milkshake, oh it was so yummy, hadn't had one of those in quite a while. Had dropped my prescription off at Walmart on our way to Lansing, told them I'd pick it up later today, and it still wasn't ready when I stopped to pick it up, but only had to wait about 15 min. It's a comfortable day, in the low 70's and low humidity. It's suppose to be nice tomorrow for the concert too.

Wanda and Kathy I wish you could join me tomorrow night, I know you'd love the music. and hey we might even get up and dance like nobody is watching, lol.

Kathryn loved yesterday's quote.

Donna good to see you here, that's funny about the dragon room. Keep getting better each day.

Eve hope things are improving.

Wyndy, Mauri and anyone else that happens along, hope you're having a great Wed.

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Donna - Nice to hear from you. Good luck with that PT. I so know that pain you are going through. If it helps I can tell you it will get better. ((gentle hugs))
Love the Dragon story... And I can so relate... I have a room, basement and back yard like that. The room is my dragon room, the basement and back yard is DH's Dragon area's. hehehe Just love that... Thanks for sharing that.

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Hi everyone! Popped in to check on everyone. PT in about an hour. Still 3x/week and will be throughout the guided PT, I guess.

Heard a phrase I thought y'all would find funny, so I have to share. A friend said she was about to clean out her dragon room - they drag things in and the stuff just stay there and never comes out. Love it! Sometimes I think I have a dragon HOUSE. hahaha Since the hubster works out of town, we maintain 2 households. So stuff is constantly being dragged back and forth and ending up in weird places. (He says the only time he loses anything is when I put it away where it's supposed to be. hahahaha So much truth in that.)

We've had some estimates on doing the exterior of our house. We replaced all windows last year and now we're going to increase insulation, do siding and cover eaves and overhangs. Then we can start on the inside. We'd love to have it finished before DH retires in a couple of years but I don't know if we can afford it. We're ready to get started, though, which means our next step is figuring out how to pay for it! haha Universal problem.

I'm making progress. My range is better and we added some isometric exercises to therapy this week. Every new thing brings new aches and pains, but I know it's all good. We'll add resistance exercises in about a month, sooner if I progress more quickly. I'm worn out by the end of the day, physically and mentally, from dealing with pain and the sling, which I both love and hate. I hate it because it's always in the way but my arm aches when I'm out of it for long, to shower, etc. I'll start weaning off the sling next week, but will still have to wear it when I'm at work, out where I might be bumped, or anywhere I might need a reminder not to do more than I ought to be doing. I joked with the doc that I need that reminder constantly! Then he had the audacity to poke my arm and tell me not to worry about my flabby deltoid, that I should expect it and it would tighten back up quickly. I told him he should be careful how he talks to women. Thank goodness he has a good sense of humor.

Y'all seem to be doing well overall; I'm sure glad to see it. Thanks for the sweet messages and well wishes!!

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Wanda - I think your employers picked the right person to post them positive quotes each day. You are the most positive person I know. hehehe Glad that Kismet is eating that food and feeling a little better. Hope it continues.
Hope the rains will help put out them fires out. So sad that so many homes were lost.

Shirl - Glad you are feeling better this morning. I've been having the same issues lately. Not sure what is causing it either. As for them bands...I wish I was there too. I can see me you and Wanda tapping our feet to that 50's music. It was a little before my time but I love it. And I think the band Pure Country sounds great too. Enjoy.

Kathryn - Hate when days go bad like you had. Hope you got your laundry done. Good for you for not binging. Some days it's harder to find them positives but you did great.

Donna - Hope you are mending well.

Eve - Thinking of you and you DD and SIL. Hope things are better.

As for me... Shirl had it right... Our Anniversary is on Friday the 17th. It's our 30th anny... Not sure where all the time went. And yes today I will be packing things up including the pups and going to the beach for a couple days. There is still lots to do over there but I'm hoping DH won't want to work much and then we can just relax. Something he has a hard time doing. hehehe Me I already know I have to mop floors before I can be comfortable. hehehe But after that I'm good. The bathrooms are clean and so is the kitchen so I'm all good. hehehe
So planning to spend some time at the beach under the umbrella that Andy got us enjoying the breeze (I hope) and listening to them waves. hehehe Glad it's only a short distance away. 3.3 miles... lol And he has promised a nice dinner out somewhere. I'm hoping somewhere I can get Seafood. So wish us luck on our first adventure at the beach house.
I'll check in when we get back...

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Good Morning all,

Looks like we might be getting some more rain today. Fires are still burning strong in the northern parts of BC, Alberta, and Sask. but if seems like they are starting to get some of them under control now. Sure hope they get some of this rain that keeps threatening to fall.

They had on the news last night how some of the ranchers and farmers in the southern parts of the provinces are very concerned about lack of growth for feed for both humans and animals. They did an aerial view of some of the land and it's pretty spotty growth. Sure am glad that I have my garden to help out with feeding my family. Doesn't help though with things like grains and meat. Such is the cycle of life, you just have to keep moving forward.

Very interesting news about the planet Pluto yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures today. It's amazing what they have been able to produce so far and from so far away.

Shirl...Sure would love to be attending the concert with you this week. My kind of music *grin*. Thanks for the heads up on Mermaids anniversary. They might actually already have gone to the beach house as I recall her saying something about spending some time there this week. Have a great day.

Kathryn...Hope yesterday was a better day for you and you were able to get your laundry all done. Love your quote. I have been asked to do a positive quote of the day at work on our internal website and you always manage to get me thinking. Thank you. Have a great day.

It's payday today and for that I am grateful. It seems like lately we have had more expenses than usual. I'm grateful that we both have work and are able to pay those expenses. The vet bill this past week was a big one and I'm looking forward to getting that paid off. Kismet is still eating the food that I picked up at the vet's office. Will be stopping in after work to pick up some more as they only had one can left on Monday. I managed to eek it out so she had enough for her breakfast this morning.

Have a great day all.

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I tired posting this morning, but don't know where it went, oh well. We had rain during the night and more today, I think we are suppose to have a rain free day tomorrow and Thursday. I really hope it's not raining at camp.

It's our granddaughter and son-in-laws birthday's today. Happy Birthday Shanell and Dirk.

Wanda the potluck and music were great last night. The group who is playing this Thursday, is Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies. They play 50's music and rockabilly, and they are good, they were here last summer.

Mermaid I think this Friday is you and Andy's 30th anniversary, hope you have something fun planned.

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Lots of humidity in the air and it looks like we might get some more rain. I'm hoping that the areas with the fires get it too. According to the news last night there have been about 81 homes lost in the fires. So incredibly sad.

I stopped at the vet's to pick up some more of the food that Kismet is eating. They had one can left and no more expected until Wednesday. Thankfully it is a bigger can and I should be able to make it last until I can stop in again on Wednesday on my way home from work. She only eats about a teaspoon at a time. I've been giving it to her more frequently, but less in her bowl so that it doesn't sit there. It was cooler out last evening so she came out and sat outside on the deck for awhile with us.

Shirl...How was the potluck and the music? I love how your residence tries to create socializing opportunities. Who's playing in the park this week?

Kathryn...Sounds like your day didn't get off to the best start yesterday. Hope that you were able to get your laundry done. Good for you for not stress eating. Keep on working on creating positive energy around you by finding the positives in your day. Hugs.

Donna...hope you are doing well. Looking forward to seeing you on the posts again.

Mermaid...Yay on getting the second cable guy that was able to get things fixed for you. When is your anniversary again? I think you mentioned that it was coming up soon.

Have a great day all,
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Good afternoon. Did not have a good morning, I think I ate something yesterday that did not agree with me, so had bathroom issues going on. Thank goodness things settled down later in the morning, as I had told a neighbor I'd give her a ride to our hospital here for a test she was having done. After I got back home from that we went to the store as I needed to get the ingredients to make my potato dish for this evening's potluck. After the potluck the band Pure Country will be playing for us. I am glad I am feeling better now. We had a T-storm this morning, but after lunch it started to clear up, sun is out now and so is the humidity. Will need to get my stuff mixed up and in the oven soon.

Wanda glad to hear Kismet is eating a little better, poor ole girl. Glad you got some rain, hope the areas with the fires did too.

Kathy and Kathryn glad you both got your cable hooked up.

Donna hope that shoulder is coming along ok.

Wishing everyone a great Monday.

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If it's not one thing it is an other, this has not been a good day so far. First we had a neighbor try to rip hubby off on a deal they had to make some badly needed money than the guy who unlocks the laundry room door took off some where with out opening the door. I am so upset my temper is rearing. I don't want to eat any thing, at least so that is a good thing, no binge. I did have a nice little visit at Starbucks this morning. So all is not all bad. I will keep that in mind and I will spend the rest of the day doing things I enjoy and not let others get me down.

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Good Morning Everyone...

Wanda - Glad that Kismet is liking that food. Hope it helps her. As for the humidity. I've noticed that Foxy (our old sick pup - heart murmur) she has been coming inside more and coughing and having a hard time breathing when she's outside. It's just to hot for her. With our heat index it's 100+ out there. I can't stand it either. Happy that you got some much needed rain in your area. Enjoy them tomatoes and lettuce... yum! Think it's a good day for a nice salad. hehehe

Shirl - I hope that AJ is enjoying camp. Bet they have lots of fun things for them to do. I only got to go one time when I was about 11 I think. But had fun until I sprained my arm trying to water skii... after that they let me ride in the boat as a spotter. hehehe Lots more fun. I was never good at anything like that. lol
Enjoy your day...

Kathryn - Cable guy came and got me all fixed up and right after he left my TV stopped working... so had to call them back and they had to send someone else back out. The first guy was in such a hurry that if he had been there one more minute he could have found that my cables were bad... So now I have new cables AND the 2nd guy even hooked up my Wii so I can watch Netflixs now too. The first guy just told us to go buy this other thing for $35 that it wouldn't work with the TV we now have. Sheesh... I was upset over that one too. Why spend more money when I already have $ in my Wii that worked fine... Grrrr So Glad they sent the 2nd guy out. He solved all my problems.

I have an eye exam today. Haven't had on in a couple years so I'm over do. Hoping I don't need to change my glasses but I've been having some blurring in my eyes when I drive and watch TV so hope it's nothing serious. I think it might have to do with the medication I was taking before that caused the other side effects I was having as well. Hoping it will go away.

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Thank you all for caring. We made the decision to just go day by day for now with Kismet. She started eating a bit on Saturday and seems to really like the renal food that I got at the vet's so will pick up some more today and see how things go. Saturday was a pretty good day for her, yesterday not quite as good, but then the heat and humidity were crazy!

We did finally get a huge thunderstorm and rain at supper time. Of course Garry was BBQing at the time so he was standing out in the rain under an umbrella finishing off the cooking. It was pretty funny. My rain barrels are all filled again and it was a pretty good soaker. The humidity was crazy though, you just wanted to go out and stand in the rain just to cool off! At least the house cooled off to 24 for overnight. No rain predicted for today, but some again for Tuesday and Wednesday. It sure did help with clearing up the smoky air. Hopefully they got some much needed rain where all the fires are.

Shirl...I bet AJ was excited about heading off to camp for the week. He certainly seems to enjoy the change of pace. My garden has really perked up with the rain, Not sure whether I will get much in the way of potatoes despite the plants looking pretty nice. They have very few flowers on them, but hopefully that is just because its early days yet. My lone little apple on the my apple tree is now about the size of a golf ball. LOL. I have two lovely cucumbers on my cucumber plant so far and it looks like I might end up with about 4 pumpkins if they keep growing. My watermelon plant had a flower on it, but not sure if anything will develop with it or not. I have lots of tomatoes though, so that makes me happy.
Enjoy your day.

Kathryn...I've run out of reading material too. I need to stop and pick up some more to read. I usually have something, but too many other things have been going on and I forgot to pick up some on Thursday of last week. Mind if worse comes to worse, I always have the internet to read things on. *grin*. Enjoy your day.

Mermaid...It's been too hot to much in the way of cooking or baking in the house. We have been eating lots of salads (fresh lettuce from the garden) and making smoothies and eating veggies and fruit. Healthy...*grin*. Have a great day.

Time to head out the door for work.

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Wanda sorry to hear Kismet is so sick, hope she passes peacefully in her sleep. Good that she is eating maybe she will be around a little longer to love.

Kathy funny how cable guys do so much work on Sundays, that's when ours came out to hock up the WIFI.

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Good Morning everyone...

Happy Sunday to you all.

Wanda - So sorry to hear about Kismet. Hope that she doesn't suffer with it and passes like you said in her sleep at a much later date. Enjoy her while she is with you. It is so hard to loose our furbabies.
Prayers that it will rain soon and put them fires out and clear your air up. It's terrible all the homes lost and people misplaced from it all.

Shirl - I ended up going and buying flour and making the cinnamon bread and taking half of it to the neighbor. I saved the rest for Andy. Then when he got home had a slice with him. So I didn't do too bad. I had to taste it. emoticon
We went to a show once in Kissimmee where they had a group called Rockabilly something and they had great music... I loved it. All 50's.

Kathryn - Happy belated birthday to your DH. Hope you find a better book. I'm not one on fasting either. Although I've not been eating a lot lately. I just can't not eat. hehehe

I have the cable guy coming today to help set up our new TV. So better get moving and be ready when he gets here.

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Good morning. Ready to leave for church. Serenity Sunday is posted. Our GS, A.J. is leaving for camp this morning, hope he has a good week. Wishing all a blessed and serene Sunday.

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Good morning all,

We are in a wait and see pattern with Kismet now. Her diagnosis is not good, she has kidney disease and they are fairly certain that the growth they discovered in her mouth is cancer. To make things even more complicated she has a heart murmur. Poor little girl. Because we would not be able to administer oral medications to her there really isn't anything that can be done. We have a tough decision to make now as the vet says it could be a rapid decline or we could be facing perhaps up to six months. She is not in any pain but is likely uncomfortable at times. Our main issue was the not eating, which thankfully she began to do again yesterday. As long as she is eating and drinking well, we can monitor her and just be in a holding pattern. She has perked up considerably, so will watch to see. If she begins to show signs of stress then we will have to take that into consideration as to the timing. I'm really praying that she will just pass painlessly in her sleep. This is the part of having a pet that I hate!

Our temperatures are incredibly hot for this area and yesterday and today the air is so filled with smoke that breathing is not fun when you go outdoors. We have had to keep the windows and doors closed because of the smoke. Kaeli's asthma is sure objecting. On the plus side, we are only dealing with the smoke and not dealing with the actual fires in our area. This has certainly been a crazy weather year so far.

Kathryn...It's great that you are saving your Starbucks for treats on the weekend. I love that you use it as your motivation. I have been drinking so much water that eating is almost and after thought! *grin*.

Shirl...yay, the summer concerts have begun. What's up for this week?

Donna, Eve, Mauri, Mermaid...thinking of you all and hoping you are having a great day.

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Good afternoon. It's definitely warmer today, headed towards 80 and a little humid. This morning at 10:45 there was a funeral procession that came by our place, it was for a young man, Army Specialist Wyatt Martin age 22, that was killed in Afghanistan this last Dec., he is from AZ but would come visit family every summer here, they had services for him in AZ, but brought part of his ashes here to be buried with his grandpa. The funeral home had asked people to line the streets to pay honor to him and show support to the family. It was quite a procession with fire trucks from here and surrounding towns, police, ambulances and motorcyclists. I hope it helped his family to see us all showing our support.

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Shril glad you had fun at the concert

I had the BQ sandwich at Starbucks this morning and it was really good, looking forward to having one again next week. Walked to the supermarket also this morning and got some ice cream. Use to be I would pig out on stuff like that as soon as I bought it, but plan to just have a small bowl later in the day. I bought small ice cream dishes just for eating it. No more eating right out of the carton.

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Good afternoon. It's been a cool day, but starting to finally warm up, they say Sat. & Sun. it'll be in the 80's, which I don't mind if it's not to humid. I had trouble getting warm today, even laid down this a.m. and covered back up for a little while. DH went with me to the concert last night, Margaret was suffering with a bad headache so she wasn't going. It was fun, I liked their music, DH probably would have preferred classic country, but that's ok. This Thursday it's going to be a group that played last summer Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies, they play rockabilly and music from the 1950's and they are good, so really looking forward to that. Hope all have a fab Friday!

Wanda hope the vet can help Kismet. Hope you don't get a lot of lighting with the T-storm. Good luck with the mortgage business.

Kathryn emoticon to your DH. Glad Starbucks did that for you.

Kathy saved from baking by having no flour, maybe that was a good thing, lol. My mom use to make pineapple upside down cake, I like it, but seldom make it anymore, maybe once in a while for a potluck. We have a potluck this Monday and I am making those cheesy potatoes again, it's such an easy recipe. You'll have to let us know where you go next week for your anniversary to eat.

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Yesterday was hubby's emoticon so I spent the day hanging around him in the living room. He told me I could bring my computer in there but it hard to work on any thing when he is around. I like the set up now, me by myself in the office or living room when he is in the bedroom. He likes to hang out in the bedroom because his flat screen T.V. is in there. Yes it is his T.V. some friends of ours gave it to him one Christmas. That year they gave me a Starbucks cup and $50 gift card, I was happy. Speaking of Starbucks I got hubby and I slices of lemon cake there yesterday for his birthday and they were stall and dry. I called the home office this morning and they put $12 on my card. Tomorrow I am using some of that money for my special weekly sandwich. They have a new one BQ brisket on sour dough with cheese and onions for 510 calories. I try to keep my lunch at about 500 calories so this will be okay.
I did not like the book I got at the library. It talked about starting their plan by fasting for 2 days to start with. I just got off the Slim fast plan because I was hungry all the time. I am not going to fast. So it looks like I need an other trip to the library today.


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Good Morning everyone...

Wanda - Wow you are getting lots of heat your way. That is as bad as us. Are you getting high humidity as well? That is what gets me. I can't breath and it makes me sick to my stomach.
Sending prayers for Kismet. Hope they can help her feel better...
And good luck with redoing your mortgage. I was so happy when we were able to pay off our mortgage on the last place we lived... then we moved here and now have another one... ugh. But I think we too will have it paid off in like 6 years or so... That will be so nice.

I have a Me day today... I think. hehehe Not sure if Andy is coming back today or staying over and tinkering some more on the beach house or not. Either way is fine. Last night I had to shorten my nails and repaint them as the nail place I go to was closed until next week for holiday. Guess I missed the notice when I was there last. Oh well. It was nice sitting around just playing with my nails last night.

Not much going on today... I do need to tend to a couple things on my desk so better get some breakfast and then get to it...

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Good Morning all,

Yesterday was a day of melting...we hit 35 (95F) which is very hot for those us not used to such temperatures. My house never went below 28 degrees all night. Oh well it could be snowing and I would rather this than snow.

I have an appointment at 12:30 today for Kismet. I'm not looking forward to trying to catch her and get her in to the travel cage. Finally got her to eat a little bit of fresh chicken last night, but she is not doing well at all.

We are do to renew our mortgage also this fall, so have an appointment at the bank today to discuss the best deal they can offer us and then Monday evening we have someone coming to the house to see what the best deal they can offer us is. We are also planning (based on these two meetings) to see a mortgage broker and see what they can come up with. Our goal is to have the mortgage completely paid off in the next 5 years...hopefully that is possible.

Lots of smoke in the air this morning and I am stuffed up, but at the same time grateful that we are not in imminent danger.

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Shirl - Nice that you are going to be celebrating 50 years in January... That's a long time. Good for you both. Hope that AJ has a good time at camp. That was always the best part of summer. Enjoy your concert. Hope it don't rain but if it does it's nice that they will have them inside for you.

Wanda - Glad that CJ is doing better and hope that Kismet will be ok. It's so hard when our furbabies start to get older and get sick. I'm still giving Foxy 3 pills each morning and evening. Half the time she can't see well and we wonder how she gets around but she surprises us.

As for the beach house... we are not right on the beach so no envy needed. hehehe we are 3.3 miles to the beach. So we can't hear it. And trust me you would not want to be at the beach right now. I can hardly stand to go out my door it's so hot and muggy. Same with the beach. But will try to go next week when we go over... just for you and listen to them waves. hehehe emoticon emoticon emoticon
Andy headed over today mostly because he can't sit still (lol) and needs to be doing something. So he promised not to do anything to hurt his back. So he was going over to check out the area for us for next week for when we go over for a few days.

Kathryn - Good for you for your 40 days binge free. You sure are better at it than me for sure.
I'm bad with the sweets these days. My neighbor made a home made pineapple upside down cake and brought it over the other day... UGH well I resisted it all but one piece.(not my fave) So now I need to make something to give back to her on her plate that she brought over. Well I was going to bake something this morning but we're out of flour... yay! hehehe That saved me. So I may make a cake that I don't like and bring her some. But will wait until Andy's on his way home so he can eat the cake. hehehe

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Good morning. It's rainy and cool, suppose to get up to low 70's and the rain is suppose to clear out later this afternoon, so probably the concert will be outside this evening, but it's nice they have the option of doing it inside if it's raining. Glad I cleaned yesterday as our manager called and wondered if she could let the auditors come in and look around, I told her that would be fine, she needed two units they could come into.

Wanda glad CJ is doing better. Hope Kismet will be ok. We've barely had to use our fans or our AC yet this summer, which will be good on the ole utility bill.

Kathryn great job on the walking and congratulations on those 40 days of being binge free, that is awesome.

Donna, Wyndy, Mauri, Kathy and all others who stop by, have a great Thursday!

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Good morning all,

Woo Hoo..so good to see the posts this morning and see that our Mermaid has not floated off somewhere *grin*.

Mermaid...hope the new meds are working better for you and no bad side effects. Congratulations on 8 years of being smoke free. That is a tough hurdle to get over and I'm happy for you. Happy birthday to your son and congratulations on your up coming 30th anniversary. Those years just seem to whip by. It's nice that you have been able to go to the beach house with Andy and enjoy those ocean sounds (she says in envy!) It's been so hot here that sitting out on the back deck has not been so great, plus all the smoke that is in the air from the fires. We are in for another plus 31 today. 5am and my house is already at 24 degrees. I have all the blinds and windows closed and the fans are running. On the plus side...I get to go to work today and sit in an AC office *grin*. Have a great day.

Shirl...Wow, you guys will be celebrating your 50th this January! That is wonderful. Enjoy the concerts this summer. That is great that you can just move indoors for them if need be. I'll trade you your cool weather for our hot stuff. This has been a very unusual summer with the heat we have been having and so very little rain. CJ is doing better, the vet put him on a different round of antibiotics and those seem to be working much better. Now I have Kismet, who I'm very concerned about. She is not eating and she just doesn't look well. I need to make an appointment for her nails to be clipped, so will see what the vet has to say. It just might be getting close to her time. I'm going to see if I can take her either tomorrow or Monday. Wish AJ a great time at camp. I bet he enjoys the time and activities he probably gets to participate in. Enjoy your day.

Kathryn...Any breeze is nice with you are out walking. Shy and I went for a walk on our lunch break yesterday and although it was hot out there was a nice breeze blowing. Yay on finding some new reading material. I need to pick out some today too. I love when you can take things from books you have read and apply them to your own life. I always feel like I'm making head way LOL. Today is my Friday and I'm looking forward to the weekend. Enjoy your day too.

Donna...keep on getting better. We miss your daily posts.

It's off to work now and some AC time!.

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Kathy and Donna good to see you posting today hope you feel better soon. I did not go to the library after all yesterday, ended up going today. It was a much better day to go because it is cooler and we have delta breezes blowing through. I walked almost 4 miles today and every time I started to get hot and sweaty a breeze blew through, felt great. I got a new diet book to read, you know me always trying new things. I like the last one I got, it dealt with emotions. I have been using the skills I learned there and it has keep me from having a binge for over 40 days now.
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Good afternoon. It's overcast and cool, boy I sure hope next week actually feels like summer, A.J. leaves for camp this Sunday. One good side affect of the cooler weather and getting a good nights sleep I actually had some energy this morning and got some much needed cleaning done at last. Tomorrow night is the first concert of the summer and this year if it's raining it will be held inside so rain or shine we'll be able to go, how cool is that! The group that is opening the concert season is called "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere", they play a variety of music. If it's held outside will be wearing a jacket and using bug spray as the misquotes are bad. I found out yesterday that'll I'll need to be finding a different rheumatologist, as the one I was seeing had a stroke and the practice is shutting down, I pray she'll have a good recovery.

Mermaid glad to see you, I'd been thinking it was time to go hunt you down and let you know you've been missed. Sure hope the new medicine helps you and no bad side effects. Happy birthday to your son, congrats to you on leaving the smoking behind and your upcoming anniversary of 30 yrs., 20 more and you'll be where we'll be in Jan., I don't know where all those years went.

Donna so glad to see you on here, I need to get back to my smoothies in the morning, they do hit the spot. Thanks for stopping in and letting us know how you are doing. Glad the cleaning lady is working out for you. Hope each day it gets a little better.

Wanda, I like Kaeli's picture of herself on FB, she has lovely brown eyes and is a very attractive young lady. How is CJ doing? It's not funny when they get a blockage and can't pee.

Wyndy, Mauri, Kathryn and whoever else stops by wishing all a great Wed.

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