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Maryanne - glad to hear that you are enjoying havaiang your parents closer. Wish I was going to Buffalo this weekend - I would try to meet up with you but its off to Erie for me. Wow - you guys must have had nastier sotrms than us. Rain is moving in again tomorrow but does not look too bad - cooler temps too.

Karen - enjoy your time on the beach - sounds a little bit like heaven. I am jsut delivering papers in the morning and thn my regular job - luckily does not take up m uch of my time and hubby can do it if I ahve to go somewhere.

Kathy - I hear you on the homones and age - that has to be it - right??

Barb - can't wait to go check out your new quits.

Gotta go - i want to run to the farmers market before heading to Erie. Wedding shower tomorrow.

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emoticon everyone,

emoticon emoticon Kathy, emoticon starter!!! Just join in, can't blame you, that sure would be a lot of reading!!! Think I'm in the same boat as you, yes a slow go for sure. Anyway glad you have joined us!

Barb, will have to check out your new creation after I finish up here, thinking it's your new profile pic, looks great. Lucky you to have some cooler temps, the front hasn't passed through here yet, still muggy and warm. Have fun with the girls!

Mary Anne, do you think it's allergies? Sounds like your parents are enjoying the closeness to you!!! What a great move for all! I know what you mean, Mom would really miss me when we'd come down here and the time just couldn't pass fast enough for! This weather has been horrible as for all the storms, I was shocked at the number of people without electric in Chester County. For once we didn't lose it this last time. Sorry about your tree, makes me sad to lose them, especially when you've planted them and watched them grow into beauties. So nice of you to donate your sax, I'm sure you made someone very happy! Did you play in the marching band? I played piccolo and flute. Have tried to pick it up and boy are my lips out of shape. Safe travels and enjoy your weekend!

The sun is trying to peek through, might take the boat out later. Tomorrow is the Artful Flea, looks like nice weather and the island is packed with lots of tourists so hoping for a fun day!

Have a Fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend!!!
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7/11/14 11:02 A

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Hi ladies! My name is Kathy. Can I join in with the conversations? I'm from Somerset county, live in the country, I've been married for 37 years, we have 4 kids, 11 grandkids, I'm a Christian, have always been a stay-at home wife and mother, and have never been bored in my whole life. How's that for a starter? So how are you all doing with your weight loss journey? I will say, at this age, it's slow-going! I blame hormones and metabolism - I mean, who wants to blame one's own bad habits?

(If it's all right with you all, I think I'll just pick up from here, instead of going back and reading all the previous posts; has to do something with "time management"!)

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7/11/14 8:15 A

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Finished the second T-shirt quilt yesterday. It should have been done by Christmas (last) and that didn't happen. Oh, well, better late than never. Two more to go. I uploaded two pics of the quilt.

Suppose to spend a wee bit of time out today with DD and DGD. Hope we find some good bargains. So glad it is cooler out today.

Hope everyone has a great Friday and a great relaxing weekend!

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Hi all!!! emoticon

Daizy, you're right about conferences/ workshops. Some of them can be great but I've been to a few that made me feel like they thought we were idiots. Glad to hear you're looking forward to them. Thanks, I am feeling better but can't seem to get rid of this cough - it's just a dry cough but I always have to keep cough drops in my pocket.

Dorothy, we really have been having some crazy weather with such nasty wind. Lost a bit hunk of tree again the other night. We got very little rain but lots of wind and lost power. I hate to watch the trees bend in two! Think of you on Tuesday and hope for good weather. My daughter plays on Mondays. Hope you have fun on your weekends. Safe travels.

Ha, ha, Karen. I haven't heard that song in a long time and that sure is what it feels like when I'm out there working. By the way, I use to play the tenor sax! I donated it to the soldiers band in Iraq. Can't believe you went out in the boat. I probably would have gotten sea sick. lol I don't have any blueberries but my wild raspberries are looking good to me and the birds.

Barb, I'll be making 2 crockpots of beans this weekend and I plan on having some myself. Mom and dad are doing pretty good. I always can make mom laugh - which I love to see. Dad is getting better. I know he's struggling right now since I'm heading up to Rochester to spend a long weekend with my daughter and her hubby. This will be the first time that they won't see me for 4 days. I could hear his voice cracking tonight but I will be calling him.

One thing I read about protecting your eyes from cataracts is also to protect them from the sun - very important.

Not sure is I will not be on line much until Tuesday but if not, I want to wish each of you a great weekend.







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7/10/14 3:40 P

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emoticon back on island time. This summer is surely going to pass quickly!!!

Dorothy, I didn't realize you were still working 2 jobs, thought that ended this winter. Glad your hubby has found time to head to the camp. My son was the same as Michael, geeze there is so much to do besides internet. Oh well. Hope next week stays nice and clear for you so you can get out and emoticon . Enjoy your pedi!!!

Barb, I hear you about the crafts piling up, I think that's why I went towards jewelry, doesn't take as much space as stained glass panels. But know folks always enjoy getting hand made gifts!!! Great news on the cataract report! Wow if you find a natural cure to rid yourself of them, I hope you share!

Off to unpack and prep some portabellas for dinner. Hope the rain stops so I don't get soaked grilling them! emoticon

Have a great evening!!!

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Barb - I think busy is my middle name - lol! That is the reason I got out of the craft business - no money in it - but I sure do miss it! Someday I may get back into it - when I find time on my hands.

Did not get the lawn mowed last night - It decided to start rain just as I headed home. But it looks like it is going to be dry for the next couple of days so maybe tonight. I am getting a pedi after work though and need to run to the store.

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Dorothy, I see you are still loads of busy! I was hoping to get to my brother's camp some time this summer, but don't know if I will. They are in the process of seeing if one of their kids wants to take it over. We had lots of wind here yesterday. I even caught myself saying out loud to April, "Run, puppy, run" cause the wind was making the trees crack like crazy.

Karen, thanks for sharing that link. I really liked the sax. Hope the Artful Flea thing goes well for you. I have some crafts piling up, too. Trouble is, some of them are just too big to store well. If they don't find a home pretty soon, folks may be getting hand crafted gifts from me.

Mary Anne, hope all is well with your parents. Yes, we have beans quite often. Great fiber and protein without the red meat. DH took some of my 'doctored' up beans for his lunch today. Along with watermelon and chicken strips. Trying to stay away from grains and sweets this week.

Daisy, what kind of a conference is that? I sometimes go to different ones with a friend and sometimes for the natural health care business. Have not gone to any for a couple of years. I am trying to downsize the health care business and do more crafting. Not a lot of money in either one and it is time to do less and spend more time with family.

Eye Dr told us both on Monday that we have baby cataracts forming in our eyes. She said they should not be a problem for 15 to 20 years. I like that idea. Meanwhile, I am going to see if I can do anything natural to stop the growth or dissolve them.

Have a great week, All!!!

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Karen - you nailed it - severe thunder storm warnings the last three Turesdays. Hopefully next week we will get out. Your little place on the beach sounds onderful. Been so busy this summer that I have not spent much time at camp - hubby has quite a bit. But with my 2 jobs it is harder for me to get away and Michael gets bored up there - no internet. The next 2 weekends are going to busy ones for me - one weekend in Erie and one weekend in Buffalo.

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emoticon everyone,

Mary Anne this one is for you! Saw your friend feed comment ...
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I worked a bit outside this morn and had to take it inside. And yes we did take the boat out and did a major rockin' and a rollin'. No fish, hoping this next weekend will be better. How are your folks doing? I'm guessing your dad has gotten comfy in his new surroundings and so happy to see you a lot more!!!

Dorothy, why not much golfing? Too hot and Tstorms??? But you can't beat gardening! Are you planning to spend some time at the camp? I see now why no golf, guessing that rain is heading our way.

Barb, summers wipe me out! Too much back and forth. Tom had to take vaca days and it has worked out for him to work 2 and beach 5, not shabby. I signed up last minute down south to do an Artful Flea, hoping to sell some of my jewelry. Been busy all day pulling my bins out and going through all, I sure have a lot I'd like to be free off.

Daizy, we've been going to Chincoteague/Assateague Islands every summer since 80. We love it there, but so much has change. We started out with a tent and moved to a travel trailer and now have a mobile. Not too much of an investment, can still have fun and not worry about the hurries! Have fun at your conference.

Off to fight the birds while trying to pick some blueberries, I know the bushes will be clean when we return on Sunday. Should get intouch with Denny to get his plans for his BB screen house!

Have a great evening and stay cool and drink plenty of H2O!!!

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Mayanne - not much golf but lots of gardening time - lol. Just about every Tuesday we are threatened with sever thunder storams - as is the case today. Oh well - - sure am enjoing my gardens though. Glad you were able to enjoy a swim.

Barb - I know what you mean BArb - I had a wonderful holiday weekend but was so worn out afterwards. Still am - lol! And I will b busy like you for most of the month.

Daizy - Enjoy your work conferance - glad you enjoy them. Must have been fun spending the weekend with the grand kids.

Well - the rain has begun - of course - its Tuesday. Had family over on the 4th - went to the drivein on the 5th and went to hubbys sisters house on the 6th!

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Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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7/7/14 7:59 A

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Good Morning All,

Work conference for the rest of the week. I know a lot of people think they are a waste of time, but I think they are pretty cool! We always have great workshops!

Had the grandchildren this weekend, so not a lot done:)

After this week, boyfriend and I are going to take a few days to relax.

Dorothy, so glad you got to go hit some balls. My goal this summer was to learn how to golf, and its not going well :). We got the boat, so golfing has gone by the wayside

Barb- you are busy busy busy!! Camp is so fun though. I love when we get to go relax at camp.

MaryAnn- are you taking some time for yourself? How are you feeling?

Karen- very envious of the fact that you are out on an island. We did vacation in June and I think I would rather have gone later so that it could have lasted :)
Have a great day all!!

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emoticon Sunday service was OK. Not many there. A lot of folks away for the holiday. Did what I could do.

Supper with DD tonight and them home. Probably watch a video with DH then get some rest. Eye appointments for us both tomorrow. Hope all goes well. April seems a little off since going to the reunion with DH yesterday. She is acting worn out.

Next week will some much needed vacation days for DH. We are planning to have a family day with DD and the grandkids and keeping two of the girls overnight. Then a day trip for us and maybe a trip to the camp where most of the kids will be. Whew! It's wearing me out just thinking about it.

Have a great night, All!

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Yay, had a great dental checkup and I love the cleaning!!!

Daizy, the sparklers are fun in the snow and it was always such a treat to have them in the dinner time.

Karen, hope you're having a good time at the island. Today had to be a beautiful day...it sure was here but I bet you didn't go out in the boat!

Barb, beans have always been one of my favorites...even as a kid. So glad my family likes them also. Sorry you didn't sell more but I'm sure you will.

Dorothy, have you been able to get any golf games in? You have had more storms them we have. Many of them have fizzled out before they reached us. Today was just gorgeous....temps in the low 80's and no humidity. Took advantage of it out in the yard. Of course, I rewarded myself with a nice swim.

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Maryanne - I hope mom and dad are doing well and that the dental check up went well.

Dayizy how sad is gossip. My hubbys family ususally has a lot of drama. We had his family and my family over yesterday and a few friends and it was actually quite fun.

Maryanne - know what you mean by crazy busy summer and crazy weather. This summer is just flying by and i think we have sever thinderstorm warnings every Tuesday - golf night!

Barb - nice to spend some time with the family. Hard to well anything when there are so many sales going on!

Getting ready to go to the drive in!

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Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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emoticon We went to our DD in laws for the fourth for a late lunch/early supper. I took beans (again with the beans). The guys played some horseshoes shortly before we left. Today was the church sale. The twins took a few things to try to sell and helped in the kitchen quite a bit. I took just a few crafts and sold one patriotic door hanging. Lots of people in and out because of the town wide sales, but we didn't sell too much. However, the food went well.

Hope all have a great night!

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emoticon everyone,

Been so super busy this summer. We usually leave the island when a hurri is on it's way, but this time we decided to head down. It's super humid and hot and we are seeing the clouds starting to swirl. Anyway, don't think we'll be taking the boat out to watch the fireworks tomorrow. But plan to have fun with our neighbors.

Sorry I've dropped off the spark connection. I think of you all, all the time! So glad to see Mary Anne is back!!!

Will try to do a catch up tomorrow, during the rains and wind, hopefully we won't lose electric. My son called and said a bad storm hit home and we were w/out electric. Crazy summer weather!

Have a super fun, healthy, and safe 4th!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good Morning All,

MaryAnn - Hope the dentist goes well. Definitely NOT my favorite place to go. Sparklers in the winter sounds fantastic!! I think I will try that this year! Great idea!


Starting the paint part of bathroom...YAY!!

Have a great day everyone!!

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Getting ready to do a little yard work then off for my dental checkup and then to spend time with mom and dad.

Daisy, hope you have a good time anyway. Sad the so many people seem to live to gossip.

Dorothy, when the kids were younger, we always had some really big sparklers that were called morning glories. I would save a box for the winter and during our first snow storm, they would run around in the snow at night with the sparklers. Was always so pretty against all that white.

Barb, Karen, what are you both up to?

Have a great day everyone.

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Good Morning!!

Got my walk in for today. Will be finishing priming and (fingers crossed) get the painting done in the bathroom today.

MaryAnn- a parade sounds wonderful! I think every time I have been to a parade, my kids have been in it, so it might be nice to go to a parade just for fun :)

Dorothy- good luck at the doc, wishing you well.

We are going to BF's mother's for 4th...sigh. I do NOT fit in lol they all sit and gossip and I just sit with my mouth shut waiting for it to be over. BUT I don't talk to my family at all, so I guess I will endure :)


Have a great day everyone!!

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Daizy - I usualy have a garden - but just grow cucumbers. zuchinni, peppers, and tommatoes. Nothing like fresh veggies out of the garden. Good luck on finding fireworks with out drunk people. I hear yoiu there - everyone thinks they need to be drunk to enjoy anything. Feel kind of sorry for them.

Maryanne - I will probably have a barbque after the parade - nothing exciting. We ususally buy Micahel firewaorks to set off - he has always gotten a kick out of it.

Michael and I are heading to Erie today for deratoligist appointment.

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Great job Daizy! Keep up the good work!!!

I envy all of you with your veggies. Too much wildlife around here but maybe I'll have to consider a greenhouse. I even tried the patio tomatoes but the squirrels would take bites out of them. Can't win.

Any plans for the 4TH? I have to make sure to get to our local parade....you're either in it or watching. lol My neighbors are doing a float with their family again this year and I can't wait to see it. They always do something really awesome!


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Hi Everyone!

Down 3lbs! woo-hoo!! Hopefully the start of long term success!

Its supposed to be 90 today so I am getting my walk in before it gets too hot! Everyone be careful with the heat and humidity.

Mary Ann- Glad to see you back on here! Hope you get well soon and feel great.

Dorothy - this is our first year with a garden...we are so excited, it's silly :) Boating over the holiday would be great!! I am trying to find fireworks in our area that aren't with a bunch of crazy drunken people....good luck to me :)

Barb - enjoy your celebrations, and remember to take a moment for you too :)

Have a great day everyone!!


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Barb - love how you spend so much time with the family - enjoy all of the celebratiuons and outings.

Maryanne - so glad to see you here - so sorry you have been sick. how are mom and dad doing/? I usually try to go out in the yard for at least an hour a night so it odes not get away from me.

Daisy - I am getting flowers and tomatoes too - loving it! I love to go boating - maybe that is what we will do over the holiday weekend.

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Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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HI everyone!

I can't believe it is the Fourth of July already either!! It seems like my kids just got out of school...oh wait they did :)

Our tomatoes have actual tomatoes and everything else has flowers. Not bad for our first try at gardening :)

Out on the boat this past weekend, it was so great! I never thought I would like being outside so much!

I have decided to buy a SPAT within the next few weeks...feeling like I need that accountability and visible progress.

Have a great day everyone and hopefully no rain for today!!



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Stopping in before heading back out to the yard....spent the entire day working out there yesterday.

Working on getting back to posting. Just when I was planning on getting back into things, I ended up getting sick. I've had a terrible cold (chest and head) for almost two weeks now. Have been on medication. Had even developed a rash. Doc wasn't sure what was going on but put me back on Predisone for that and it has finally cleared.

Looks like everyone has been busy and enjoying the summer. Not looking forward to the humidity coming back in the next few days. Have a great week. Any plans for the 4th?


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Playing catch up. DH and I went yard shopping to a town wide sale on Saturday and he saw some folks he knew along the way. One that was a childhood friend and moved away to Maryland. Had not seen him in a few years. The other two were in a different town and were recent retirees from the school. I think they were glad to see each other.

Sunday was the Fifth Fellowship Sunday at church. They started having a fellowship covered dish luncheon after the service on the fifth Sundays. It was very nice. Then off to DD for birthday supper for youngest grand daughter. Son's kids stayed over last night and we are taking them shopping up Punxsy way today. They are having their annual week of ground hog festivals. Not sure what all we may get into, but DGD wants to find yard sales. DH took a day of vacation today. It will be nice to spend some time with the kids.

Looks like rain. Hope for the sake of traveling, it doesn't do too much.

Dorothy, it sounds like you had a busy weekend, too. I can't believe it is the fourth already either. We do not have specific plans for it. The fifth is DH's family reunion and a town wide close by. I am filling in for Pastor on the sixth and the annual car show is Sunday afternoon.
Guess you could say it will be another busy weekend.

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Busy weekend. Went to Buffalo on Saturday and enjoyed my rand daughters dance recita;. On sundaday i atended a baby shower for my neice. Can;t beleive its the 4th of july this week! I have flowers on my cucumbers!

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Had a beautiful day here yesterday and today. No flowers on my veggies yet. Going to a surprise 60 th birthday party tonight, my grand daughters dance recital tomorrow, and my neices baby shower on Sunday!

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Good Morning!!

Will be boating this weekend if it doesn't rain. Our garden is getting ready to pop...flowers are on all my veggies. Hopefully see some actual veggies soon :)

Rain Rain Rain...blah.


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Areas close by got more rain than we did. The sun isn't out yet today, but am hopeful! Going to a cookout tonight. I am taking baked beans and we are suppose to have mountain pies. DD asked me to take my harp. I have to tune it and hope the damp weather doesn't knock it out too quickly. Thunder in the Valley starts today in Johnstown. DS and wife are planning to go, I think. They went last year and seemed to enjoy it.

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Rained all day yesterday and I guess quite a few areas around me had flooding. Quite raining last night long enough for me to finish mulching my gardens.

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WE had thunderstorms over night and some areas had tonado threats. Its raining right now but at least I won't have to water when I get out of here - lol! Did not golf last night which was just as well as I am still dragging from the weekend.

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No rain yet, but suppose to get it later! So nice to see the sun so far. It is a quiet day in the country. I am doing wash and have some things I need to get done for DGD birthday next week.

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Its raining here today - hoping to get my golf game in but does not look promising.

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Good Morning!!

Barb - I LOVE the pics!! That is my goal too....now that vacation is over, time to hit it hard. No excuses :)

Dorothy - it sounds like a busy but fun weekend :) I will be putting primer on the guest/kids bathroom today...FINALLY!!

I am enjoying the sunshine this morning in PA. We came back and our garden had taken off, so a little TLC there today too.



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I am on board with you on that plan BArb!

Busy weekend so I am dragging a bit this morning!

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Good day yesterday if even a bit chilly in the AM. Made a lovely chicken salad for DH and I for lunch. It was so huge, wasn't hungry for a long time. Didn't get my exercise in yesterday. Just too tired, I guess.

Here's the plan: I want to go from this: emoticon to this: emoticon and if I am more of an emoticon than a emoticon I will win emoticon .


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Headed for the picnic!

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Daizy - I find working around the hosue is never boing - its such a good feeling when you complete a project. I have many projects that need done too! I get my hair cut and colored about every 6 weeks - have to keep those gray hairs away! I think a screened in porch would be awesome.

Barb - wow - that is a lot of rain - we have had a lot of rain but a lot of dry times in between. I mowed on Wednesday night after work and we had storms later that night. It rained off and on all morning yesterday but then cleared right up. And now now rain in sight for the weekend - so excited.

I am headed to Erie tomorrow for company picnic and all of my grandchildren are going - its at an amusement/water park. Then will probably spend the night with my daughter to help her work on a bank behind her house that connects her 2 lots.

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Last day here, ugh! Spending it packing and doing laundry... one more trip to the beach (only 15 feet from the house we rented). I have decided next year's home improvement project is a screened in porch... this has been FANTASTIC!!
My layaway for new items for the guest bathroom will be out in a few weeks so I will be priming and painting the bathroom when I get home. Kinda boring, but its a labor of love for someone who has never owned a "forever" home before :).

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emoticon All! Still raining. Someone not too far from here lost some appliances in the storm earlier this week. Another had his well struck with lightning and that caused my friend to lose her phone service. The repairman was saying how Verizon wasn't hiring anybody lately and they are short handed. Oh, bother!

We have had very little TV reception since May. It maybe the leaves are blocking the waves, don't know. We get the 3 stations offered by PBS regularly and that is all. So miss the local news! Have started watching it on the internet, but sometimes it phases in and out, too. Double bother!
Took a tick off April last night and she is acting antsy. May be all this crazy weather, or maybe because the little neighbor dog has come visiting.

Have a class to take this afternoon and some crafting to try to fit in this AM. Did some sorting, cleaning, and alterations yesterday.

SO envy you Daizy! Spending time at the beach! Hope you are enjoying some sun!
And, you, Dorothy, you got to golf! Our yard is so wet I didn't even walk the whole way around it this morning with April. Right now it is pouring the rain. No lightning, though, thank the Lord.

One wet week almost over. emoticon

Looking for some emoticon this weekend.

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Good Morning Everyone!!

Still sitting here enjoying the ocean breeze :)

Dorothy- Now I am jealous!! I have long hair so I don't go to the salon very often, but when I do, I LOVE it!!! I have been researching loose wave perms and hope to try one in the next few months, but I HATE the cost lol

Everyone else, hope you are having a great day!! The weekend is almost here!!

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Mowed my yard last night and took a walk with a friend. Getting my hair cut tonigt!

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Got my golf game in last night - not sure what is going on but my putting has not been so good the last two weeks - guess I need to slow dwn. But luckily the storms held off until after I got home . Bonuts - I did not have to water the plants becasue we got some rain!

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Daizy - that sounds perfect - vacation on the ocean - I am jelous. Hope you enjoy yourself. The pontoon boat sounds like lots of fun.

Barb - Tea at the freinds house sounds like so much fun. And you are right - that was a great legacy to leave behind.

Hopefully we won't et any storms today - there is a chance but I really want to golf.

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Hello, All! Busy day today. To a tea at a friend's house for lunch. We had such a 'laughing' good time. Just tea, sandwiches and cake. Simple, but the time we had together was precious.

To the funeral home for a viewing tonight. A lady we knew for a long time passed away yesterday with pneumonia. She was 80 years old and a very precious soul. Never heard her say anything bad about anybody and nobody spoke evil of her. What a legacy to leave behind! Saw all the children tonight. The girls all live away from here and it was good to see them after not seeing them for years.

Lots of stuff to clear away tomorrow. Have many things to put away. Some of them from yard saling with friends on Saturday. Hope it doesn't get too warm for getting this work done. Had tremendous thunder storm this evening with what sounded like hail on the roof.

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Hello Ladies!!

On vacation at the beach! Sitting in a screened in sun porch with the ocean breeze! The best part is I think I am LOOSING WEIGHT while I am here. This has never happened before and I take it as proof that I am making a lifestyle change, not a diet :)

We have an 18 foot pontoon at camp. We use it for fishing and relaxing. Honestly, I wasn't sure if my DBF would want to come on vacation since we have only had the boat 2 weeks lol However, now that kids are FINALLY out of school, we can go for more than a couple days.


Dorothy- I understand why you love and hate your SPAT lol it is for those exact reasons I would like to get one in the next few weeks.

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What a beautiful weekend - a little on the cool side but perfect for outside projects. Got lots of work done in my gardens - both up at our camp and at home.

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It was not cook out yesterday - lol but cool and still is this morning. Hope everyone has a blessed Sunday!

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I see the sun!! But it is really cook out - 53 here. Planning on going up to camp and getting some work done around up there - first job will be to mow. We invieted some friend up but not sure if they are going to go.

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Dorothy and Karen, thanks for the nice encouragement on the crafts. A few years ago, I did have some crafts in two different places. Both went out of business. Not my doing! LOL Anyway, with my other job (NHCC), I was letting my crafting go. Discovered I enjoy it most even though there is not a lot of money involved. I would rather craft!

Spending today and tomorrow with friends. Taking them out to breakfast today, then maybe some wondering around at a flea market and/or yard saling. A little cooler than I thought it would be. That rain cooled things off quite a bit. No sun yet today, but it is suppose to warm up. We'll see. April is having a play date at my son's house today and tomorrow. Took two ticks off her this week. Yuk! Took one off my DH last night before bed. He thinks he got it while trying to rescue my son's dog from an entanglement. Oh, Bother!

Hello to all others who venture here today!

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Barb - you new stuff is great!!

Karen - we had some major storms last night. So glad that I got my mowing done Wednesday night. Last night I got a ped and ran to walmart to get some groceries.

This weekend will find us at camp doing some yard work. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon think I will need to build an ark! I'm so tired of rain and no sun!!!

Dorothy, lucky you to get the mowing done, not sure I'll be able to get out until Sunday. All I know it's going to be a mess! I think it's going to be another wet summer like last. Glad your coworker is back!

Barb, love your new work!!! You really need to find a shop that would carry your crafts!

Hi to everyone else! Have a great evening.

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Karen - I was able to get the neighbors yard mowed as well - so won't have to worry about it this weekend. WE had downpours on Sunday. Had to drive home in rain. Monay and Turesday just lots of threats but no rain. Yesterday was a hit and miss but never rain for long the the yard was not real wet. Started raining last night and it is a night light rain - perfect for the gardens.

Barb - I would love to have a rototiller. WE usually borrow one!! I will make sure to check your pictures of all of your crafts. My daughter had a mouse running ourside of her house. Luckily my cats keep them out of ours. Good luck finding a crats how to sell your crafts.

My co-worker is back today - horay - now maybe I can get caught up!

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Hi, Dorothy! Was so sorry to hear about your physical problems. You are a real trooper! You golfed anyway!

Hello, Karen! Hope you get to check in more than a couple of times. Even once a week would be lovely. emoticon

We had to get another rototiller. We were told by the repairman it couldn't be fixed. We found a used one that my DH seems to be happy with. It is too late to do much garden and it has been raining too much anyway. Hoping to at least get some lettuce and onions in and hoping they do well. We have one tomato plant in the yard. Picked a few -- and I do mean a few -- strawberries this morning from out back.

Took a tick off April yesterday and the day before. Not sure what it up with that. She was tick free for a couple of weeks. Oh, and we caught a mouse in a trap so now the mouse traffic is left to outside and in the basement. Oh, Bother!

Adding another pic tonight of some flower arrangements I made. My stockpile of crafts is getting to be a bit much right now. Need to find a craft show to set up in pretty soon!

Have a great night, All!




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emoticon all,

Dorothy, figured you had a busy schedule to deal with. Glad you got some golfing in, but sorry you had to deal with a pinched nerve and stomach bug and then having to deal with work issuses emoticon You are so lucky to get your yard mowed, it's been a big rain afair here and the grass is way high. But glad to see your pretty smile again!!! Are you doing the summer 5% challenge? I signed up, hoping it keeps me accountable.

Hi to everyone, hope you all have a super rest of the week!

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Hello team - i had a really busy weekend - was in Buffalo for my grand daughters dance recital and her birthday plus my daughters birthday. Plus we managed to get some yard work in while I was there.Came home Sunday night and had a hard time walking - not sure what was going on - maybe a pinched nerve. Wokre up Monday morning and was trying to get the stomach bug but had to go in becasue I was covering for the girl who does pay roll. She called off yesterday and today so i was still busy with her job as well as my own. So just been non stop. did get my golf game in last night even though i played bad and got the back yard mowed tonight!

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I think I'm a once or twice girl to check in during the summer. It's so busy around here.

Barb I will have to check out your latest pic post. We're planning to head up to a Farmer's market in Kutztown this weekend, Tom wants sell some guitars, and I hope he does.

Daizybug, glad you rid yourself of that tummy bug! Do you have a house boat? I think Dorothy, Mary Anne, Barb and I all have the SPAT. And yes I do like it and hate it!!! Ha Ha Ha! It has made me want to do more steps. I just have to remember to clip it on!

Weather has been iffy here, one minute sunny the next pouring! Still have plenty to do in the yard. And now we have a ground hog wanting to make it's home right next to my blueberries. I've gotta do something about that! Guess I'll dig the old trap out and hopefully catch the rodent!

Well off to watch the rest of the Phillies. Have a good evening!!!

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Good Morning All!

What a crazy week last week and this week! I was in Harrisburg twice last week for work and off to the camp/boat over the weekend. Had a stomach bug yesterday, but feeling MUCH better today.

I keep thinking I need an activity tracker for motivation...do you guys all have SPAT and do you like it?

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Where is everybody?!? I uploaded a new craft pic. I did not do the drawing. Just framed it and put the lettering in for SIL. Muggy today. Suppose to rain. DH is out to breakfast with SIL and SIL's Dad for breakfast for father's day. This was the best day to get them both together.

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Got over my steps needed yesterday. emoticon

Out yard saling today. Found a few things for crafting and a few trays to use to store stuff. Oh, and I like mugs with lids and found one with gingerbread on. I usually put gingerbread decos in my kitchen for winter/Christmas. Actually, I have some gingerbread out all year long.

DH had to get another tiller. We found one while out today and he brought it home.

After three different days of running around this week, I am behind in my work again.

emoticon I am sure it will be here to do next week. DH finishes up on second shift next week and will go steady day for about 8 weeks. His new shoes are helping him out with the pain in his hips and back. So glad for that!

Have a great night, All!

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Going to walk later after the grass dries some. Can't find some decent shoes to keep my feet dry! Congrats, Dorothy on finding the SPAT and getting so many steps in! Yes, I have changed my battery. I had the other one for almost five months. Did not meet my steps very much this week. Off with DH on Tuesday, DD yesterday (did get them in yesterday!) way behind on my work load.

I found a book and a DVD called "the 17 minute Workout" . The book was actually called The 17 Day Diet, the DVD inside it, and it was written by Dr. Mike Moreno. Looked interesting and if nothing else, it will be a good read and a new workout to add to my list. If it doesn't bother the knees and the back, this could prove interesting!

SparkB -- glad you are posting team bonus points. Maybe we will get to a number higher than three on the list. Have a great weekend with your friends! Relax and Enjoy!

Have a great weekend, All!

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emoticon everyone,

Think I'll join youSweetyoungthing on that walk. It is a glorious day and a weekend ahead. Busy day ahead. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Heading out for a walk to enjoy the glory of the morning!!!

I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
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Spark Jok - I love to golf and usually when I do get close to 18000 steps in! Enjoy your NJ trip!

Karen - glad you are ejoying your crafting and making some money on the side!! My battery is about 1/2 way gone - which confuses me becaseu it said they should last a year and I have only had it 6 weeks!? But I do love it!!

Had to take my son to school at 6:30 because he is going to Darien Lake today and should be home around 7:30. So I just came to work early - but I am draging already!

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emoticon all,

SparkBjok, 13k steps are very impressive, and to get them doing what you enjoy is even better! Dorothy loves to emoticon hope your NJ visit is a fun one!

Dorothy, how scarey to you have to experience that shooting! Glad you found you SPAT!!! I know some days I miss place or forget to attached. My battery is getting near dead, have you replaced yours already?

Barb, I've not done any new designs yet, but did OK on the show on Sunday. Looking forward to doing the one down near our mobile. We have to keep on crafting!!! I think it keeps me sane! Can't remember, are you making those cute birdhouses???

Mary Anne emoticon have emoticon !!! I think I can relate, it sure isn't easy, but hope things get easier for you and your parents!

Have a great eve all!! emoticon

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Golfed yesterday, which really helped get the 13K steps in. Today, off to NJ to visit with good friends - this means eating, chatting and no exercise but fun.

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I did not golf last night - sigh! We were under a severe thunderstorm watch but I did her\ar it was beautiful up there!! I did get some much needed projects done at home!!

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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Barb - thank god my husband found it - my spat. I did not know what I was going to do. I had asked him if he happened to see it up to camp - I thought maybe I had dropped it in the bathroom. But he found it in our back yard. I am so lucky. I generally wear it on my underwear band. I try to be careful because I know other people have lost theres.

Sounds like you have been a very busy girl. Good luck with getting rid of the bugs - keep us updated. Glad you got to spend some time with the grandkids.

The shooting was scary and it was amazing how many facts were wrong the day it happend. Even from people that worked there!!

Suppose to golf tonight - my partner had to go to Pittsburgh though - now sure what time she will be back. Plus it is raining right now!

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Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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Dorothy, bummer about the SPAT! Please let me know how you think it got lost so I won't do the same thing. I hear about them being lost and sometimes I forget I even have it on and other times I am anxiously checking to see if it is still there. I mostly have it on my shoe when I am out shopping. I switch between my waist and my shoe. Hope it stays put! I read about the lady getting shot online. It wasn't intentional. At least that is something!

Spent the day with friends yesterday morning (went to their church) and most of the afternoon and then came and went to DGD birthday party. I was way over on my cals. Didn't get to post on the walls yesterday. Hope to do more Sparking today.

Mary Anne, so good to hear from you. Glad things seem to be working out. We ordered some diatomaceous earth with some friends. Splitting the order. The 'food grade' diatomaceous earth can be used for a lot of things -- even for parasites in humans and animals if used according to protocol. I do not know if the pool grade is the same. Anyway, looking forward to doing some major damage on 'bugs' in the yard.

Karen, don't forget to post your work when you have some new designs for us to see. I am going to try to post the corner shelf and one of the patriotic hoops (I kept one for myself). Finished another owl for my DGD yesterday for her birthday. She seemed to really like it. I have two more to make for the twins. Have some art design to do on SIL pencil art. She is fearful that her printing will not look very good, so ask me to do it. I hope I don't mess up the art.

Hello, to Daizy and Pynetree and anyone else I may have missed. Have a great day!

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I lost my spark activty tracker yesterday - bummer!

Edited by: DOROTHYBERO at: 6/2/2014 (05:54)
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Maryanne - I am so glad to hear from you and think of you and your family all of the time. I sure hope that all is going well and they are getting adjusted. emoticon

What another beautiful day. I have managed to get my vegtables planted in the garden and have a good start on all of my flowers. I still need to get mulch. Yesterday I took the afternoon off and went to the beach with a freind and our kids. It was hard for me becasue I have so much to do. We no sooner got there and someone got shot. Scary! Things like that rarely happen around here. She was life flighted to Erie and will be ok - thank god!

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Just quickly taking a minute to say hello to everyone. Lots of craziness going on here but think of you all daily. At some point, I will take a minute or two to fill you all in. Have been trying to at least read the thread when I log on to track....like right now.

Barb, I use diatomaceous earth in my pool filter. Had no idea it had other uses.

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend. I think we've finally hit some great weather!!!!

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This is a switch - our weather has been beautiful - we have had a bit of rain but not much - am really enjoying it. I am going to try to ge my lawn and the neighbores mowed today and get my veggie garden in. Still need to get my mulching done as well. And my house needs lots of attention. As for the bees - I am going to see if I can find someone to remove them and see if it is covered under insurance. I am sure they will have to remove the siding and we have qanted to reside. Funny thing is I can not hear them! We had carpenter bees last year and have had the white wasps - they are nasty!

Karen - enjoy making the earrings. Are you going to your beach this weekend?

Barb - I will have to look up that stuff. The birdhouse corner shelf sounds cute.

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emoticon Wet and cool here again today. Was working on a birdhouse corner shelf last night. Need to put a few finishing touches on it in the daylight. Also, another hoop wreath.

Dorothy, glad you are getting some golfing in. I did the chair cardio in yesterday, but I did do some morning walking with April. The lawn is really soggy. We had a yellow jackets nest in our back wall one time. They had to be taken care of with spray at night. What a buzzing racket they made! DH said he saw an ad in a local news flyer of someone who remove honey bees. Maybe you have someone up there to do that, too.

Karen, I am looking into a natural flea/tick killer that I found good reviews on. It is called 'diatomaceous earth.' I went to their website and read about it and some of the testimonials and how it works. I am going to get some to try it. I can dust under the trees and use it in the garden, too and it is sage for humans and pets. More ear rings, eh? I keep crafting, too. Have to finish the DGDs gifts. Working on them. I guess we both pucker with pickle juice. LOL

Daizy, how cool is that? You lived in Hawaii! Bet you miss it. A nurse at the natural clinic I go to took a job there a few years back to work in a special kidney unit. She was very nice and was there before and wanted to go back. Good luck on your contest!

DH has to see the ND tomorrow for his yearly checkup. There will be a few tests to run and it is usually about a four hour block out of our day. He is allowed to take sick day for Drs apt and we try to make some of the closer ones a few in one day.

Have a great day and Keep Sparking everyone! Oh, remember to post your team bonus points on the forum. thanks!!!

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A dreaery day here and chilly, hope to get a walk/run in between the rain drops.

Dorothy, glad you've been enjoying the golfing! Poor hubby, burnin nerves, that sounds so scarey! Is it permanent to relieve pain? Sounds like the weather is better out your way, if you can mow, too wet here, but it sure is growing and very green! Yikes bees nest in your house, we had jackets or wasps in our wall, it sure is scarey! Took forvever to get rid of them!

Daizy, I love sitting on the beach with a fishing rod in my hand! It is such a wonderful way to relax! My dream to one day make a visit there! And Alaska!

Barb, glad your picnic was fun, I too put pickle juice and some sweet pickle relish in mine. I tried the greek yogurt in my tuna salad and just didn't like it. I stick to a dollop of dijon, tapenade and mayo. What kind of meds does she get? I just use the Frontline on Girl, I wish there was something safe that really works. Nothing like a house infested with fleas! Been there and don't ever want to go there again!

Catch a great day, off to walk and make more earrings!

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Daizy - how wonderful to have lived in Hawaii - sounds lovely to sit on the beach and read a book. I love going to beaches. And I love to sit and read a book!! And yes, golf is definately a good calorie burner!! Good luck on that bet with the boy friend!

Went to a spinning class yesterday and today is body blast. I am planning on taking off the day tomorrow - hubby is having nerves in his back burned - so I will be doing lots of house work and maybe get the lawns mowed!

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Good Morning All!

Had DGD's this weekend and caught the baby's cold. Went for my walk this morning. It was perfect...not too hot yet, some sun and some clouds. Struck a deal with my boyfriend...whoever loses 20 lbs first gets $150 to spend on whatever they want :) Will be steady to make sure I win ;-)

Barb- glad you had 2 wreaths go. I envy those who make wreaths, as I have NO talent for it. I am currently crocheting seat covers for my kitchen. They look like rag-rugs :)

Dorothy- glad you got to go golfing. My goal this summer is to get out and try it. My boyfriend wants to go and I love doing stuff outdoors, so before Labor Day, we will go :) Is there enough movement to count as an activity?

Karen - I am so sorry you didn't get to the beach. That is my favorite thing in the world! I used to live on Hawaii and my fave thing was to go to the beach with a book :)

Hope everyone is well and hope the weather stays not too bad :)

Have a great day all!!

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Karen - sorry your did not make it to the beach - I know how much you enjoy it. Hope hubby is feeling better..

Barb - It ended up being a beautiful night for golf. We had rain earlier in the day but we lucked out. So glad we decided to take the chance and go. I even pared one hole.

Still very tired - will have to get to bed early tonight. I think we have a honey bee nest in our house. Need to find someone to come get them.

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emoticon It has been a busy few days.
The picnic went well, but I did not stick to it--the SP plan, I mean. See my blog for info. The potato salad was OK. One of the DGD and DD said they liked it. I didn't tell them about the Greek yogurt, though. Oh, BTW, I usually add pickle juice (B & B) to my dressing. Anyone else do that?

Sent some summer flower arrangements to work with DH today to see if I could strike an interest in that. Only sold two patriotic wreaths so far. Working on something for the DGDs birthdays for the month of June. One is next week and one is the last week in June. Since they are the same age, they usually get pretty much the same thing. One already has an owl and I have to make on for the other one.

Dorothy, bet your golfing is hard to get in with all this rain. I have been getting my feet wet when I take April out.

Karen, sorry to hear about Girl. Daisy has had a few more days w/o ticks. So happy about that. This weekend she gets her second dose of the anti flea/tick med. Don't like to use that, but need to until I can find a healthy alternative that actually works.

Well, good night Everybody! Hope to check in again soon!

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Hoping everyone had a super weekend! We planned on going to the beach, but hubs got really sick, better now, but I got lots of yard work done, still more to do.

Dorothy, you've been a busy bee!!! Having 2 places sure makes for more work! Hoping you got your emoticon in!!! We had some major Tstorms blow through!

Barb, yikes, the flu this time of the year, thought it only happened in the winter months. Sure hope DH is feeling better! Glad April has been tick free! Had to take Girl in to the vet last week, she was rubbinh her ear, and noticed a lot of ear wax flung out. o the vet said she thinks it's a tumor, put her on ear drops and a gave her a shot. She's hoping to shrink the tumor and keep her comfortable, I'm thinking she didn't tell me really what to expect. Anyway, her ear has eased up and I guess we will wait. Hope your potato salad w/ ff yorgurt was a hit!!!

Hi to everyone, need to hit the snooze button!!! Sleep welll!

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What a crazy busy weekend. Sunday hubby and I wnet up to our camp and mowed, weeded and picked up brush. Then headed home to have dinner with my youngest daughter and her boyfriend. Monday more yard work at home. Today I am tired and sore but happy with everything I got done this weeked. Today I am suppose to golf but they are calling for thunderstorms.

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I am a sore and tired lady today. Got my back yard mowed yesterday and my frond porch scrubbed down and then hubby and I helped a freind mulch her yard for 3 hours. But it is done. Today we are headed to camp to get some work done uo there. And tomorrow I am hoping to get my gardens mulched.

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Barb - I do that alot - I use the fat free greek yogurt - it also wokrs great as a replacement for sour cream. Makes a little bit more of a tangy dressing but it is still good. I ususally use half of that with half of mayo. We had a lot of flodding in our area - I hear they are not letting boats in the resevoir this weekend because the water is is high. Too bad as it is going to be a beautiful weekend.

Decided to take half a day today becase it is so beautiful and I have so much to do!!

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Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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5/22/14 9:38 A

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Dorothy, I was wondering about the floods. Did you see some of it where you are? They said mostly north on our local station. We had some terrible thunder busters last night and some rain, but I don't think anything really bad.

Daizy, WOW! That is a lot. I have done mostly sewing, some general flower crafts, and DH and I have done wood projects together. Have made loads of dresses for the DGD. Also, dolls for them and for sale. Just sold two patriotic door hangings where DH works. Have 3 more to sell. I can't seem to stick to just one thing either. Like the diversity!

So, Karen, you and Dorothy are really working out in the yards. DH does most of the heavy work in the yard here and he had the flu over the weekend and we still don't have our rototiller back. DD had the same kind of virus on Tues and her DH had something going on yesterday. Hope the kids don't get it!

Didn't have to take any ticks off April the last two days. She wanted to stay on the porch last night. She just can't take the heat!

We are going to DD on Monday for a cookout. I am taking potato salad and some dessert. I am going to try to put some FF yogurt in the dressing for our health's sake! Hope it works!

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Daizy - I use to ADHD with crats - use to own a craft shop. But have gotten away from it - I miss it but just don't have the room for it!! Good job on the exercise.

Karen - that is a lot of mulch. I helped my daughter do a yard of mulch - she could probably use another yard. I have started mine but need to get m ore. Hubby needs to get our veggie garden rototilled up as well. I am with you - love playing outside in the dirt.

MaryAnne - I am thinking of you as well - hope all is going well. Really miss you.

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emoticon everyone,

Boy the days feel like they are getting shorter! Been so busy with outside work, my garden is in, most of my annuals planted and have done 4 yds of mulch so far. Still have a good 4 left.

Daizy, emoticon on those crunches and pushups! I love doing body weight exercises. You'll love glass blowing! It's the best high! I do fusing, lampworking and have a small glory hole, but haven't used it in years. What kind of jewelry do you make? You and Barb both made the salsa chicken, did you get the recipe off of spark?

Dorothy, you go girl with all that extra exercise! You must have the most beautiful gardens with all that manure! I just love spring and being outside playing in the dirt!

Barb, yup, been busy out in the yard, gardening and mulching and plenty of mowing with all the rain we've been getting! I've had to put my crafting on hold, due to all the work that needs to be done outside! Not sure I'll have enough to do the Leesport Show??? ANyway have a start on my inventory and plan to do a show this summer. I figured you might be working on patriotic things! How's your DH???

Carrie, emoticon on that walk!

Mary Anne, thinking about you, hope all is going well with you and your parents!

If I don't make it back, Hope everyone has a safe and healthy Memorial Day!

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Good Morning All,

Proud of myself. Even though I didn't walk yesterday I did 4 reps of 25 crunches and 50 pushups...at least I didn't totally slack off emoticon

Barb - I have what I like to call craft ADHD lol I do EVERYTHING. Duct tape wallets, I make soy candles, all natural lip balms, little girl dresses, jewelry...you name it, I have probably done it, or thought about it :) Glass blowing is on my bucket list :)

I made salsa chicken in the crockpot last night and served with brown rice :) It was awesome!!

Dorothy - so jealous of your gardening lol I have no plants until this weekend, as we are going to buy plants to replace the ones I tortured and killed emoticon

Sun is poking out, which is good because my kids are supposed to have "fun day" at school with bouncy houses and stuff.

Hope everyone has a great day!!!

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Barb - I have indeed been getting more exercise - been finally making it to the Y everyday at lunch time - I walk first thing in the morning and now I have been doing yard work after work. Busy busy. Wish you lived near me - I have some mending that needs done and the lady I use to take my stuff is no longer doing it. Gotta love those crock pots. Sounds like a goopd day overall for all of the family.

Did not get to golf last night due to rain and it has been storming all night and still is.

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Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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5/20/14 8:25 A

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Dorothy, what a whirlwind of exercise! That is G rrrrrrrrreat!
Carrie, Hello, and that's a great walk to have had!

Where's Pynetree been?

Daizy, you may have shared, but what kind of crafts do you do? Maybe I need to do more of what you do. My craft sales have been down, but the mending has gone up!

Karen, how are you doing with the yard work? We are still needing to get our tiller going so DH can get the flower garden and garden ready. We usually wait to put the plants out until after Memorial Day because of the 'last frost.'

DD and family were here for dinner last night. The propane was delivered around noon yesterday, but I had already started the salsa chicken in the crockpot. I took the DGD out shopping yesterday so DD and her DH could spend some time out on the motorcycle for their anniversary. She was very worn out when they got back. It was the first time they had the cycle out this year together. That fresh air can wear people out, but she also had some early morning testing at the hospital before they left. It was a very long day for all of us.

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Carrie - I got in an hour walk too - body blast this afternoon and hopefully golf tonight!

Diazy - glad you had a good craft show - those bad ones can be frustrating! Enjoy your walk! And good luck with those plants!

Was also able to get 2 hours in on my yard last night - I love working with my plants!

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Good Morning All!

Planning to get an hour walk in today...NO MATTER WHAT.

My purple thumb struck again (one step up from black)--I can get plants started, then they die. I have no idea if I am overwatering, underwatering, or just looking at them wrong lol

Had an awesome weekend at the Sheep and Fiber Festival! Sold ALOT of my crafts! YAY! I needed a good show after a few bad ones.

Hope everyone can be positive today and enjoy the sunshine!

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It's a beautiful day! I got in an hour-long walk already, and I have a 10:30 yoga class.

Carrie

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Had a good Sunday - did not get as much done as I had planned - but do you ever - lol! I will be working in the yard tonight when I get home!

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Barb - you sound a bit overwhelmed. You know what they say - when it rains it pours.

It is suppose to be nice again this week for golf - that makes me happy!

Helped my daughter move plants and plant plants yesterday and then we got 3/4 of her yard mulched. Will have to make a trip another day to finish. And of course we had to make a trip to the nursery - I did pretty good - only came out with 5 plants - lol!

Today I need to get my shopping done, do some cleaning and some yard work.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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Dorothy, emoticon emoticon again! Hope the weather holds out so you can do more! Getting the garden is shape is definitely on the agenda for most.

More ticks this week on April and couldn't get one off Fuzzy. I have been using the drops you put on the back of the dog. I'm pretty sure it is time for some again. April is doing her Spring shedding and just in time. She was so hot one night she stayed on the porch. Did not want to come in. Chilly tonight.

Karen, I have been working on patriotic crafts and I have some door hangings to do. SIL picked up brother's jacket I repaired today. She dropped off another craft for me to work on. Some printing on a drawing. DD wants me to alter a dress for her. Friend wants an alteration on her son's jersey. I still have slacks to hem for me. Table is piled full of projects. What a mess! Will have three of the DGD here on Monday. Have just been too busy! Today we ran out of propane and need it for cooking on Monday for the family! Ugh! Need to watch that closer. DH is ill again. He must be getting stuff from the folks at the school.

Have a great night, All!

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I got a truck load of manure fro my neighbor and renter last night and we unloaded the truck in about 2 1/2 hours - covering 4 gardens - she will finish the gardens today. Now I am ion my way to get aload of much for my daughts and then go help her muclh her gardens. When I get back into town I need to get a load of mulch for my dear freind and a load for my neighbor - going to be a busy girl this weekend.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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