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Mary Anne, big emoticon , like Dorothy wish I could give a real hug!!! We're all thinking about you!

Dorothy, your day w/ your son sounds like a real winner! I miss those times w/ my son. Hoping someday we'll do things together again. I haven't even thought of taking our tree down. It was a good one this year and is still drinking water and hasn't dropped any needles! So I may keep it up the rest of the month. It's soooo much fun putting up and not so taking down.

We got a light dusting this morn, it looked so beautiful this morn! Won't last with the temps going up. My mom caught a bug of some kind and is really sick. She can't wear her Bipap for fear of choking. Not a good thing. Her CO2 levels will start to go up. They didn't call me so I guess that's a good thing.

Headed out to enjoy this beauty of a day! Have a great one everyone! emoticon emoticon


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1/6/13 8:29 A

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I had such a wonderful day yesterday. Micahel and I went and saw Parental Guidance yesterday after he was done bowling. The movie was very good and actually made me cry - lol! Then we went to Sams and to the mall. Just browing - a really nice day spent with my son. I got the Christmas tree taken down Friday night as Micahel went to the Y and hubby was out and about. Now to get it up to the attic.

Maryanne - thinking of you - wish I could be there to give you a real hug!

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1/4/13 9:27 A

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Maryanne - emoticon emoticon emoticon I do know how hard it is. When are old lab got to the point where I was carrying him outside to use the bathroom - I was so stubborn. I just wanted him to go in his sleep. He got stuck on the stairs a couple of time and could not get back in. Than he just started layng there and wetting himself. It was so sad and the hardest decision I ever made. It still makes me sad. I really wish you could buy a pill tht would just let them go to sleep in the comfort of there own home. So very sorry that you have to go through this.

Karen - I am with you - we need to make this a good and productive year! emoticon

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Sorry to hear about Ms. Molly! I also am a pet lover!! it's hard to let go, but to end her suffering it may be best.

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I spent over an hour talking with my pet sitter last night (she's also a vet tech). I've been crying for over 2 days but I can't let Ms Molly continue on this decline seeing her so afraid and confused. Today, she's not eating but I finally got her to eat some treats (which she's not supposed to have). I am taking her to the vet tomorrow and my sitter and her husband are going with me. Right now she just got out of her basket and is just walking in a circle. So, if you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know why. Yes, they really are part of the family and I will miss her just as much. I have been praying every night that she would go in her sleep but I can't let her continue on this downward spiral. She's been such a special girl. emoticon

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1/3/13 11:28 A

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Oh dear I have missed so much!

Mary Anne, my heart goes out to you. So sorry to hear about Miss Molly. They become such a part of us. It must be so scarey for her. I know my girl hasn't been the same since she lost her hearing, I can't imagine her not being able to see. Just before xmas she started to have seizures. I thought I'd have to put her down. But did a lot of reading on the net and the seizures aren't as much of a concern as her kidneys, found out she also has kidney failure and that is why she drinks so much water and ps a lot. So far she still goes in her box, but I know down the road what will happen. Miss Molly is so lucky to have such a wonderful Mommy!!! Lots of love and emoticon for you both!!!

Sounds like everyone had a good New year and with quite a bit of snow too!!! Looking forward to next week and 50 degree weather!!! I had my fill of snow and cold weather and am ready for spring!!!! I too need to really buckle down and rid myself of these darn lbs I've been playing with!!! It's so easy for me to fall back into my old bad habits!!!

Here's to a happy & healthy 2013!!! emoticon


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1/3/13 7:53 A

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It looks like Queen has started some new links and I belive she was a leader before. Not sure what is going on.

Maryanne - so sorry about Miss Molly. It must be so hard for both of you and I can only imagaine what you must be going through. It is the hardest part of being a pet owner - emoticon emoticon

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1/2/13 6:08 P

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Mary Anne, so sorry to hear about Ms Molly.
Yes, according to SparkPeople, we are leaderless. Oh, well, they must not be too concerned. They haven't posted a notice searching for a new leader. By now the two absent leaders would have been contacted, but not removed. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM . . .

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Missy hasn't been here for a long time. For a while, HIGHONFAITH had taken over. I just went to her page and she doesn't even have this as one of her teams anymore. We really are leaderless!!!!

Thanks for the link, Barb. I will check it out.

My heart is breaking for Ms Molly, Dorothy. I know she was experiencing Alzheimer's before this all started and now being blind and deaf is really hard on her. She can't always find her way around. As long as I'm home, I can watch out for her but I worry at night when I go to sleep. Today I was doing some paperwork and realized she was not in her basket. She had gotten herself wedged between my knitting basket and the sofa and was just shivering since she didn't know enough to back up. At times she just walks in circles and can't find the litter box or the piddle pads. She is just struggling so much and seems to be going into a depression. The alternative is just making me cry most of the time.

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1/2/13 11:48 A

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When I emailed SparkPeople about a team leader, they just ask me if I wanted to do it.LOL

When checking my emails this AM, I saw this newsletter from Dr Ben Kim. He is a naturopathic doctor from Canada. I enjoyed this article so much, I wanted to share it with this team because so many of us are dealing with chronic pain or disease. It is well worth the reading.

Here is the link:


http://www.drbenkim.com/best-way-stay-he
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Copy and paste and be blessed!

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1/2/13 8:49 A

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We should have an active Team Leader - don't know what happens to them.

Barb - I cringe at my huband for bring all of the junk into our house as well - most of it I can resist. But you are right - it is just artifical food - yuk!

Maryanne - soory you could not get some rest - sounds like the neighbors had a good time. How is Miss Molly?

Well I am determined to make this a much better for me both personal and health wise. So bring in on!

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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1/2/13 8:06 A

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Hit or miss for me too. Going to try to get DH involved in eating right, too. He has a sweet tooth==like me== and could eat them everyday. He also buys those crunchy cheese curls quite often. I cringe when I read the label and see 'hydrogenated oil', fake colors added, and lots of salt!!! THIS WILL BE A CHALLENGE!

We still don't have an active Team Leader. Question for the New Year: Should we have one?

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1/1/13 10:13 P

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Sounds like you had fun, Dorothy. I hadn't planned on being up at midnight but was still awake at 1 AM. We had fireworks starting around 9 PM and just kept going throughout the neighborhood.

I've got to get serious also and get back to working up. It's been hit or miss for the last month and I'm feeling it.

Happy 2013 for everyone. Hoping it's a great year.

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1/1/13 9:36 A

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Maryone hugs to you and your Miss Molly. Your neighbors sound like they know how to celebrate I hope you went ovfer and joined them.

Barb - I would have gladlly been in bed but DS likes to watch the ball drop and our town actually drops a small ball so we went over at 11:45 to watch. Of course after I took a 3 hour nap - lol! It was a pleasant eveing and I got Happy New Year texts from all of my girls so it makes me happy!

Now today I need to maKe a new plan of attack and get rid of teh weight I gained plus a little more. Just want to make it a good and helthy year.Happy 2013

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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12/31/12 3:14 P

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Barb, this is not your typical musical and it is well worth seeing. I'd go with you if we lived closer. As for staying up for New Year's.....one of my neighbors has a huge family and they even have a tent set up this year. They usually do fireworks so I'll be up whether I want to or not. lol

Dorothy, Ms Molly is doing better today. First day she's purred in over a week. Not sure if I've said but on top of being almost completely deaf, she is now blind. I spend parts of the day just holding her and she will stretch out on me and put her paws around my neck. Not getting all my exercise in but right now my old girl is a priority.

Wishing you all a Healthy, Happy New Year. If you're going out, stay safe. I'll be here with my glass of wine!!!!

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12/31/12 9:07 A

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I just saw which movie. That is the one movie I would like to see, but DH absolutely does not like musicals. emoticon

Finished appliques and apron over the weekend. emoticon

Have to get ready for a final trip to grocery and gas station. Hoping not to get chilled in this weather.

Staying up to watch the ball drop, anyone?

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I have sparkling cider to toast in the New Year with DH.

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12/31/12 8:29 A

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Maryanne - hugs - it is so hard to loose a beloved pet - our one cat live until he was 18 and was really active up until his last 2 days - so sad - we are never really prepared. Glad to hear you enjoyed the movie. It has a really good cast!

Barb - of course you always have problems with plows/snowblowers when you need them. Glad your SIL was able to help! I have to work today as well - am hoping they let us go early!


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12/30/12 9:49 P

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Mary Anne == What movie?

Denny -- Wonderful news!

Snow has stopped. We probably got 6 to 8 over the past couple of days. Hubby had some problems with the tractor and plow. SIL came with quad and helped plow the driveway. DH has work tomorrow.

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The movie is long (almost 3 hours) but well worth seeing. I don't think I've ever been in the theater when it's stayed so quiet. At the end, all you could hear was sniffling. It was very well done.

Didn't really go anywhere today just stayed with Ms Molly. I'm really afraid I'm losing her and it's breaking my heart. I know she's 18 but she has been the most affectionate cat I've ever had and now she doesn't even purr.

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Maryanne all together I would say we got a foot. That is in town. I am sure the higher elevations got 2 to 3 feet. I did go out today - just to Walmart and back - the roads in town are fine. Did you enjoy the show/

Denny- emoticon That is the best birthday present ever. So happy for you, your wife, and your family. You are truly blessed.

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Denny, what fantastic news!!!! The prayers are still coming. By the way, emoticon and I guess it was really special!!!

Barb, wise decision to not head out. I ran an errand early this morning then went to see Les Mise with the kids. Just an hours difference in being on the roads and they had turned real slippery. The snow here is wet and heavy.

Dorothy, glad you stayed home also. How much snow are you getting? We only had 3-4" but it took me almost 3 hours to shovel it.

Stay safe everyone!!!

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Hi All, Just checking in. My wife received her 4th chemo treatment Thursday a week late because her counts were down. We had great news though on her CA125 test. It is a test to check cancer cells in the blood or something on that order. On Oct.9th when she first went to the cancer center it was 562.4 on Dec 20th my birthday it was 20 which is in normal range. They were ecstatic and said none of them ever saw a result that good. I can only say POWER of PRAYER. She still has two more to go and then surgery. We thank you for and appreciate your prayers and hope for your continued prayers. Thanks again! May your New Year be wonderful and filled with blessings.

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Maryanne - it is fun to do silly things with our kids - its the reward of raising good kids!

Barb - sorry you had to cancel your plans but don't blame you.

It has been snowing steadily here since 5am - it is light snow but I bet it is slippery so i will stay home and work on my huge pile of receipts.

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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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Winter Wonderland here today. They won't do too much to the roads because it is the weekend. We cancelled a trip to Ohio to see family. Were suppose to leave yesterday, but I just didn't want to go with the weather reports being what they were. Going a few miles away tomorrow to see GS for his birthday. He is suppose to have a party at Chuck E Cheese this evening, but I just don't want to go that 45 mile trip.

Have some sewing to get done today and hopefully give the kitchen a good cleaning for tomorrow. DD and GK may be here. Not sure yet because of the weather.

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Karen, how much snow has your sister had. Some of my friends are saying they've really been hit. Since dad doesn't have to shovel anymore, he doesn't really pay attention to how much snow there is. lol

Dorothy, yes, that was really sad about the firemen in Rochester. Can't understand how people can do things like that. I did shots with my kids. God help me!!! I quit when my lips get numb and that doesn't take much. Sure did make the kids laugh. It sure is fun to do silly things with your kids.

Barb, Denny hope the both of you are doing okay.

Are we all ready for this next round of snow tomorrow????

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So happy to see chattering here again.

Barb - leftovers are the best part! Thankfully most of our cookies were eaten!

Maryanne - I am with you - I so enjoy the laughter. 3 of my daughters and I drank 5 bottles of wine. Thankfully none of us were hung over. Just lots of laughing and giggling! So glad your children made it back safe and sound. So sad about the Firemen in Rochester!

Karen - so nice you were able to bring your mom home and she got to enjoy Christmas with you. And again for New years. I am planning on sauerkraut and port as well. Always look forward to it!

Sounds like you all got a nasty mess - se mostly have snow - although is is a bit slippery out there in spots. And cold. The high winds missed us but I beleive we have another storm headed our way - yea!

Sounds like you all got a sloppy mess.

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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 everyone!

Barb, enjoy those leftovers!!! They are the best!!! Don't worry about the emoticon , drink plenty of emoticon and your body will emoticon you!!! Hope you didn't have to drive in any of that messy weather!!!

Mary Anne, glad your kids made it back safely, thank goodness for AAA, I've used them plenty! It's sooo wonderful to spend xmas filled with laughter, good warm cookies, and family!!! It IS the best!!!!

Dorothy, I was thinking of you w/ all this messy weather!!! Guess you are more used to it then us Eastern PA people!!! My sis in ME laughs at me when I tell her schools are closed w/ 4" of snow. Hope your GD is feeling better!!! They sure are more resilient than we are!

Denny, hope you had a wonderful Christmas w/ your family!!! And I wish I lived closer cause I know I'd loved your service!!!!

We had a wonderful day, Mom loved being with family, eating good food and of course opening some presents!!! Hoping to get her back down for New Years for some pork & sauerkraut! Looks like the weather may cooperate!

Have a warm evening, hope the wind dies, it sure cools the northend of the house down.


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emoticon everyone. So glad to hear that you've all had a good and safe Christmas. We started out with snow yesterday and it turned to rain - plenty of it. Now it's just the wind.
Tracy and Dave made it back to Rochester yesterday and the snow was bad....lots of cars off the road and lots of accidents. They had left here a little after 8 AM and got about an hour away when her car started acting up including engine light coming on. AAA towed it to the local VW dealer and they took my Fusion but didn't finally get back on the road until noon. The car is still there since they thought they found the problem but when I picked it up last night, it started to act up again. They haven't been able to get it to do it again so they want to keep it overnight. When they get it fixed, we have to figure out how to exchange cars again.

Besides that, we had a wonderful Christmas and spent our normal Christmas Eve making and decorating cutout cookies. The house was filled with laughter again which just warms my heart.

Stay warm! I don't like this wind but guess it could include snow so I won't complain,

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Just stopping by to say "hello." BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Have to do some catchup computer work and still cleaning up after having Kids and GK in. Lots of leftovers for DH and I. At least most of the main courses are healthy: Chicken breast, gluten free pasta salad, low sodium low fat gravy. The pumpkin pie and cookies--we must not talk about it! Don't want to get on the scale today, though it is my usual weigh-in day. Last time I checked, I was one and a half pound up. Eating fruit and having protein shakes today. Maybe I will check out the scale tomorrow.

Have a great day, All. Keep warm!

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Stopping by to see how everyone is doing - everything is good here - we got hit by the storm but am able to get out and about!

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I hope everyone had a very blessed Christmas. I did and I am so thankful at how blessed I am. One of my grand daughters came down with the flu but everyone made it to my home and back to there owns all safe.

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Merry Christmas to all of my very special spark freinds love you all

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Merry Christmas to All . . . Snow and slick roads tonight but made it safe to and from Eve service. Lots of wrapping to do yet. Pumpkin pies to make in the morning. Kids and GK coming for supper tomorrow. Hope they have safe travels.

. . . And to All a good night!

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emoticon All, been way too busy and needed to stop by and wish you all

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a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!

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Hi all, Just finished making the bulletins for our Christmas Eve Service and want to take time out to wish everyone a Blessed Christmas. Busy time of the year for me.

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My kids are all traveling here and like you I jsut pray that the snow stops so they are all safe traveling. Love that you even have special bowls for the sundaes - makes it all the more special! Haven't heard if they know who was makeing the threats. I finished my wrapping last night emoticon marathon cleaning today and cooking tomorrow and I think I am ready - hooray!

I am sure I will be back on but Merry Christmas to all!

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Well, the kids are all excited about make your own sundae....haven't done it for a long time. They even asked if I still have the tulip sundae glasses - and I do.

Did they find out who made the threats with the gun? There are just too many sick, crazy people in this world. When I went to the mall a few days ago, I was looking around at who was there. Sad isn't it.

I've been watching the weather reports. My kids will be coming down from Rochester on Sunday and I hate to think of them driving through the mountains here on 84. Hope things stay light until they get here. Are you traveling up to Buffalo at any time over the holidays?

Hope everyone is doing okay during this busy time. Please take care and have a Merry Christmas!!!!

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Maryanne - that use to be one of my favorite things with the girls - make your own sundaes - enjoy! Glad to hear that they finally found something to help your dad - hope it continues. I did get my shopping done last night and most of the food bought. Wrapping tonight and cleaning tomorrow.

We are under a winter storm watch - it is just lightly snowing right now - they did cancel school as the higher elevations were very slippery plus someone was threatening to come in with a gun - sick. That is the bad thing with all of the coverage that everything gets - someones always trys to one up.

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Barb so glad to hear that your dizziness is better. Wish I could say the same for dad but at least he has an "answer". They've also given him a different med for his headaches and he told me today it really helped. Will have to call and see what they are giving him - usually they call and tell me. Take care of that knee.

Yes, Dorothy, I caved. The door just looked to empty but I also hated to put nails in the wood since I just had the area all painted and it looks so new. Now I'll have to figure out what to put in the holes when I take the nails out. lol Did you get everything finished??? I got the groceries today and will do some cooking tomorrow. I asked the kids if they would like to do "make your own sundae" while we're all together and they thought it was a great idea. I made the hot fudge sauce today and will make the brownies Saturday. We haven't done that in years.

Hi Karen and Denny. Hope you're not running crazy with the holidays.

Have a great night everyone!!!!

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Maryanne - well the good news is you know what is causing it - the bad news is nothing to be done. I feel so bad for your dad and for you as I can feel your frustration. So hard to have your children pulling you one way and your parents pulling you another way. Enjoy your holidays. Love that you caved in and decorated the door!

Barb - I hope to finish up tonight - wish me luck. I may try and leave work an hour early. That way I can get home before it is too late. And hopefully I miss people because it will be during the dinner hour - lol!

Had our bolwing Christmas party last night and people keep bringing in trays of cookies to work - I am avoiding the scale!

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Mary Anne -- Sorry to hear that the chiropractor could not help your Dad. I understand the frustration. I still have some dizzy spells from time to time but no way near the way it was. The Dr said I am doing better. He watches how I move before he adjusts me and sees if I am bobbing or not. I have no more adjustments scheduled for the rest of this year. About the middle of January will be the next one.

Tried to finish up the shopping tonight and was disappointed to not find everything wanted to get. Came home with my knee bugging me. Have to stay up a bit to get the wooden snowmen done to get to the customer tomorrow,

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Well, I decided to put the greens with the lights around the front door. lol Thought the house looked too bare and I actually missed it.

Dad's chiropractor did call while I was up there. He said that part of dad's headaches and dizziness is caused by an artery that runs through the vertebrae that is not giving the blood flow that it should and just turning his head can have an impact. It's due to age and nothing that can be done. He still is schedule for an appointment with an ear, nose and throat doc to make sure there's nothing in the inner ear. He seems to have accepted it but today was frustrated and started to cry when I talked to him. He's starting to have some confusion (probably vascular dementia) and gets upset when he forgets things. This morning he was really confused and called asking where I was.....he thought I was still up there and was late getting to the nursing home.

I wish this time of the year didn't get so hectic. I'm with you about not going to the stores after Thursday. When I went on Monday to finish getting stocking stuffers, it was already crazy with some long lines.

Have a great night everyone. Remember to take a break.

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Maryanne - I think as parents we want it all to be perfect for our children and like you said - they won't notice! It is such a tragedy and it has touched so many lives - we need to be able to live without fear but how? How is your mom and dad doing? Did they find out anything yet??

Barb - sounds like you are super busy so can understand why you have not had a chance to write. Enjoy your grandson and give him an extra hug.

Got a few more presents wrapped - have tp go shopping one more time and I am thinking it should be Thursday night - don't think I want to be in the stores after that.


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I have two friends that are teachers and going back to class was difficult. My heart aches so for those families. Also, the children that survived and what they heard and saw.....I watched part of Dr Phil today as he talked to some of the families whose children survived and just sat here and cried. Their innocence has been taken away.

I did get the tree up but think I'm giving up on putting out the rest of the outdoor decorations. The inside is ready for the kids and I know it won't matter to them.

Try to take some breaks everyone. The joys of the holidays can also be very stressful. Thinking of all of you. Sending extra hugs.

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Thanks Dorothy, you are so encouraging. I have not written a lot lately--not even blogging,.

Denny -- hope you have a lovely, refreshing holiday! emoticon

Mary Anne -- hope all goes well for the family get-togethers.

My grandson will be 6 later this month. He is a little fireball. Can't imagine, and don't want to, what it would be like w/o him at Christmas! I was crying every time I heard about the children--not for them, they are in the arms of Jesus. But for the grieving family and friends. I needed to be reminded by our Great God that they are safe with Him. My prayer is that each mourner will find peace in Him. Apart from Him, how can one cope with something so awful?

Started rearranging yesterday and am slowly getting into the corner I have our small tree stored in. I am still working on some wooden snowman crafts to complete an order and still have one more set of curtains to do for daughter. Hoping to finish up the shopping Wed evening.

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Barb - that is awesome - you are truly a talented lady.

Maryanne - glad to see you made it safely back - hope your mom and dad are bothe doing well. I too am looking forward to having my family all home under one roof. Love the holidays.

Getting closer everyday to being done - just got to keep plugging away. I tortured myself yesterday by looking at all of the little facfes of the victims - so very sad - even scarier becasue I have two grand daughters that are 6 so I can really identify and it just sickens me.

Denny - still sending lots of prayers your way. Hope your Holidays are very Merry!

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Hi everyone!!!

Got back from Maine last night and have been running errands all day trying to get things done. Haven't read through all the posts but did see your news, Denny. What a joyous Christmas present for your family. Keeping your family in my prayers. I do believe in the power of prayer. I also agree about sending the women to Washington....should have done that a long time ago. I've given up on the politicians.

Not sure how much I'll be on but please know that I am thinking of all of you. Have to get the tree up tomorrow and not sure if I'll get the rest of the outside decorations up but the inside is pretty much done. I just can't wait for the kids to all be here.

Hope that you're all doing well. My heart was very heavy as I drove through CT and saw the exit for Newtown. Can't imagine what all those young children are going through and the families who lost loved ones. Say an extra prayer for all of them. Hugs to all of you.

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The quote came from a tea tag line, but I must admit I and my daughter are both writers. She had a story published in "Angels on Earth" and I self-published a devotional to use in ministry. Also, have some songs copyrighted and two published. I love to use words for expression, but must admit, some things that happen are beyond words. emoticon

Planning to do some rearranging furniture to get the tree up and working on some wood craft orders today. Hoping to finish sewing soon!

Have a great day, All!

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Denny - I think you are right. I do not know how our country got so messed up. I am praying for you and the family.

Barb - I love the way you have with words - maybe you should become a writer.

Maryanne - hope all is going well with you.

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Denny, thanks for the vote of confidence. Truth is truth, no matter who speaks it. The problem is getting through some thick skulls that are like cement -- all mixed up and permanently set! emoticon emoticon

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