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Happy Easter, Ladies.

Well, didn't go to Sunrise service. Decided to sleep in and go to later service. They have a breakfast after the early service and usually have sweet rolls which is a no no for me. I love them too much so avoiding them was a better idea for me.

Not doing much today. Called my brother to wish him a Happy 65th Birthday and Happy Easter. He is my younger brother and we have always been very close. I suppose it is because we were the two youngest and the last two at home.

Hope you all had a good day. Nancy, congratulations, I think are in order. So what happens with the wedding now? Will they go ahead as planned or get married earlier?

Jodie, have a safe trip home.

Well, have a good evening. Will check back in tomorrow.

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Afternoon Ladies!
Linda...I am so Jealous of your Budapest adventures! We have a friend that lives in Budapest and we want to go there. I have wanted to visit there for years, as my family is Hungarian.
Well, I am loving Texas! It's nice and warm here, and I got a lot of sun yesterday. I got sunburnt, but it was so nice out...I am not complaining! I talked to a friend back apparently the temperatures are in the 40's. Needless to say I am not looking forward to getting back home tomorrow.
Well, I just had a few minutes to check in. Nothing much to say. The drive was long, I have had swollen feet for a few days now because of sitting so long in the car, but otherwise it has been great. We drove through Kentucky to Tennessee (Nashville), then Tennessee, through Arkansas, and into Texas. I found the drive through Arkansas very boring, it is a very flat state...and there didn't seem to be much going on.
It's been a great visit. When I get back home, I plan on allowing myself Tuesday to work and Tuesday night to veg out. I am positive I will be very tired. Wednesday it is back to Zumba and I have to do my weigh-in when I get home. I am nervous that I didn't lose this month, but we will see. This next month will be a loss for sure!
We did good on the food choices while we have been on the road, so I am not fearful about anything going badly while on the trip as far as food choices go.
Well, I hope you all enjoy your Easter, and the remainder of the weekend. I will check in again on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Happy Easter Everyone !!

Vicki, I've been to Hawaii many times. Been to all Islands. For the first time visitor, I would recommend a Hawaii Island cruise. This way you will have a "taste" of every Island.

We are staying on the big Island of Hawaii (which we do every year) in Kailua-Kona. A small resort type of town without the crowds like Honolulu. Honolulu is good to visit once .... its a very BIG city ... but that's where Pearl Harbor is ... a must to see.

Staying home today ... girlfriend and hubby might come over for dinner, but not a sure thing.

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Happy Easter Ladies. My flower beds are done! Now, the yard work will consist of "maintenance"... which is never ending.
I was GOING to dye some eggs... but I got a bit of news, and got so excited that I forgot. I promised "not to tell", but it involves a certain person perhaps NOT being able to fit into her wedding gown!!! But it's "maybe" at this point!!! (Of course I did NOT "tell" you anything.... right?)

Vicki... sorry you didn't get to fly due to the wind. Always something, huh? Same with "riding" (I DO hope to get a bit of riding in this afternoon!)
Yes, indeed, you DID get a lot of exercise digging up trees! No wonder you slept better!

Linda... I'm a very fast eater! I wish I weren't. I think it's because Ted (especially when he was younger) ate very fast, and I felt I had to keep up with him. (Or... afraid he might finish HIS food and eat MINE! LOL)
That's so wonderful that you are going on your river cruise! Be sure to take lots of pictures!

Carol... your dinner in the park sounds much better than sitting in a restaurant! I would think it would still be a bit chilly there.... but if the sun was out, and the wind wasn't blowing, then it was probably nice!
Wow.... seems like even plastic eggs would get cracked dropping them from a helicopter! But... I guess if it worked good enough to try it another year, must not have been a problem!


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emoticon emoticon Happy Easter Everyone

Linda sorry about your allergies hope you feel better soon - and I to have been bad on the foods but we will get our act together soon - I want details on your Hawaii trip for we want to go this year also so you can send me a email telling me all the places to go if you would please

Carol eating the the car and watching the ducks is fun we do that sometimes too just being along in this nice weather is nice - as for the VFW egg hunt they do it at our ball field outside of town - we got a nice rain to bad I didn't have my plants in the garden oh well hope to get some in monday night

Didn't go help with VFW egg hunt we went back to the farm to dig trees - I have been so bad with food because of it I come home so hungry so I eat all the wrong things and don't stop - today will not be any better with all the Easter food we are having - Going to Sunrise Service so need to get out the door - we are having Spare Ribs - bake beans - corn bread and what ever else everyone brings - you all have a great Easter

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Nancy, we didn't go anyplace fancy. We decided it was so nice out that we went to Culver's drive-up window, got some sandwiches and took them to the park. We watched the river and the ducks walking around the park. Someone had thrown some bread chunks out and the ducks were really going at them. Was just nice to get out in the fresh air although we sat in the car with windows down. I just order a chicken sandwich.

Vicki, bet you were tired after digging up all those trees. That is hard work even if they are little ones. You really got a work out. Where does the VFW have their egg hunt? Bet it is fun. Where my son goes to church they have a chopper drop. They drop the plastic eggs from a helicopter. Last year was the first they did it. This year I guess they postponed it until April sometime. I think like the 21st. Had a big crowd last year and are expecting many more this year with more advertising and word of mouth.

Did get a little rain here but not much. Temps 45* Hope you all have a good Easter.

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Hi gals,

Food choices haven't been good this week. Tuesday, Sean came over and grilled outside Baby Back Ribs. He also brought over fresh asparagus. The problem with Sean, is he eats like there is no tomorrow ..... I mean, he eats FAST !! When the food is on the table, shoves the food in his mouth. I like the savor each bite, but find myself eating fast to keep up with him.

Wednesday when I got to Frank's house, he had pizza in the oven. He has a casino "craps" table in his garage (man cave ... ha ha) so he taught me a little about playing craps.

Thursday morning, out for breakfast, then we took a drive to Lake Tahoe. I finally saw SNOW this year !!! Beautiful drive through the Sierra's. Stayed in Lake Tahoe for about 6 hours, (he gave me $100 to play craps with him .... I played conservatively and cashed out for $145) then drove back to his place. Went out for Chinese dinner. (salty foods)

Friday, again out for breakfast before I drove back to Arbuckle.

I feel like a stuffed pig after a week in Las Vegas and restaurant food.

Back on track until Thursday when off to Hawaii. At least in Kona I know of a fresh fruit market not too far a walk from where we stay.

Stupid me ... because I was feeling better without allergies, I quit taking allergy med's. Well, the Sierra's must have had some sort of pollen and I was sick yesterday and today. Allergy symptoms are the same as having a cold .... achy, sneezing all the time. Started the med's again yesterday.

Reality hit .... I AM GOING ON THE RIVERBOAT CRUISE FROM BUDAPEST - AMSTERDAM .... this trip was a dream all these months. Got the flight confirmation in the mail. June 13 - July 2 ....

So far, there are no trips planned after Kona (I get back April 15th).

No plans for tomorrow (Easter). I would like to just "veg" out, watch movies and start packing for Kona.

Have a good day and HAPPY EASTER !!!








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Nancy Have fun planting can't wait to plant my stuff

Carol that is what someone else said to plant potatoes on Good Friday but I didn't have any here will get them on Monday to bad I didn't have them it is raining here right now this morning oh well that is my life - hope you enjoyed your night out to eat

Yesterday we went to the farm to windy to fly and dug up little Cedar Trees all together we dug up 630 trees and walked for 2 hrs lots of digging bending over pulling trees so I got my work out then I went and helped the VFW stuff plastic Easter Eggs then went to the movie OZ it was really good but I was so tiered I fell asleep a little bit but didn't miss any of the show - I did sleep better today but was up at 5am not to bad - Now it is raining so not real sure what we will do today was going to go dig again or help with VFW Eater Egg Hunt but first have to get ribs in oven for tomorrow - have a great weekend

Sure hope more of you join Carol and I in the Challenge room after Easter

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Good morning Ladies. Yesterday was so nice! Instead of getting to work right away in the yard, we decided to drive to Ace (which is about 15 miles away) and get the plants I need first. So... we did, and my deck plants are done, and the flower bed next to the shed is done... there is one small, very weedy one left to do. That one will get de-weeded this morning. I really like to work in the yard!

Carol... I know you'll be happy when the snow all melts and you have some warmer temperatures! It's supposed to get into the 80's by tomorrow!
Where did you go to eat yesterday? I love eating out, but it's always a killer for any "diet plan"! I don't have very good will power when it comes to restaurants! (I DO try to get somewhat "lighter" selections!)

Another beautiful day... sunny and mild... perfect for yard work.

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Good morning gals.

A beautiful day here in Minnesota. It is 45 degrees and little wind. The snow is melting and the water is running. It is suppose to start raining tonight so even more of it will go. Not soon enough for me.

Cheri, I think checking out the fittness center in the hotel would be a good idea. At least you would get some exercise. Usually the pools aren't too bad either. Hope you find a house soon.

Vicki, sorry the sleep still isn't coming to you. A few more days and you will have the surgery behind you. Then hopefully things will straighten out. Say, you mentioned planting potatoes. They are suppose to be planted on Good Friday so should go in today. Personally I would think it was way too early. I know the ground is still frozen around here. Did you have any trouble rototilling it?

Nancy, hope the weather is warmer there. Forty degrees seems warm here after all the cold weather but am sure it feels very cold for you.

Talked Larry into going out for supper. Not sure where we are going, but I think he needs to get out of the house for a change. Also will be nice not to have to cook for a change for me.

You all have a good evening and a good Saturday.

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Good morning Ladies.

Jodie... that IS a long way to drive for such a short time.... but flying these days is such a hassle! Ted and I did pretty much the same thing last fall... we went to St. Louis and back in just four days. One night on the road going... two nights there, and one night on the road home. Lots of driving, but we had our stops planned, and it wasn't so bad.
Have a safe and fun trip!

Carol... are Guineas good to eat? I read on the Internet that they taste like a cross between chicken and turkey... and are dark meat. Wonder why ya don't see Guinea in the grocery store? I do know that it wouldn't be long before I'd want to ring it's neck.... it sure does make a racket!!! It must be wanting a mate.... it starts squawking and gets louder and louder! Sheesh!

Cheri.. DO check out the hotel fitness center! Some aren't much, but others can be quite nice! Do they also have an indoor pool or hot tub? That would be nice after a workout!
Are there RV/Boat storage facilities near you? They are all over the place around here. (Many gated communities don't allow them to be parked... so people have to store them somewhere!) I have no idea of the cost, however.
Are you going to be renting or buying?

Vicki.... Yeah.... "Kiki" is from another group! I don't do that often (copy and paste the wrong message)... just glad I didn't say anything naughty! LOL
NO! Do NOT cancel the surgery! Better to get it over and done with than to prolong the inevitable!


Today I'm getting in the yard and tackling a very weedy flower bed. Maybe tomorrow I'll go get a few more bedding plants. I'll have to see what I need.

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Nancy glad you was a good girl with the Diva's - and I thought Kiki was from another group just had to give you a bad time

Jodie safe driving and to bad we are not going to be in Nashville when you are that is the end of April when we go see Samuel but if your going through NE give me a call I will meet you some place - Enjoy your time on the road just drive safe

Carol glad Larry is better and staying the same is good I have been a yo yo again just can't seem to stick to watching cals but will keep trying your doing so well keep up the good work

Cheri sure hope you get the house you want - safe trip to your family's enjoy your time and all the memories

Walking hurts a little but not as much as getting down on my knees and of course this month has not been to bad told hubby maybe I should cancelled the surg but then yesterday started hurting so guess I won't cancel
Still not sleeping well up again today at 3am went potty thought I could get back to sleep but oh no then got on scale it was not happy but I know why even with all the work I did I ate all the wrong things - Did get my garden and a neighbors garden tilled hubby wants me to go get sheep or cow poop to put on so going to farm store to get some hubby can carry the bags LOL - so far the temp is good not sure if the wind is blowing don't hear anything so not sure if we are going flying will let you know later - Getting the house cleaned and food ready for emoticon Easter - what is every ones plans??

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Hi all,

Carol so glad to hear that Larry is doing better. Must say feel like I know him and I worry. So wierd how that is when you chat with people all the time. Glad you did not have a gain at tops. Staying the same is way better. Keep up the good work.
Vicki sorry having trouble with sleeping but hopefully it will be worth it once the surgery is over and all is healed and you will hopefully not need the pills. Like Carol said surprised that the walking doesn't bother you. Glad it doesn't though. Sorry didn't get to the quilt but sounds like it was a nice afternoon anyway. Hope you get to go flying tom.
Linda I agree. That is great that you are having such a ball with all the men. Not many can say that. I too would like to be a stow away. How long is the flight to hawaii from there? Anyway hope you have a great trip.
Nancy hope the shopping went well and you found something fun to do while out and about. What a good girl you were ordering a soup and salad. Not that is will power. Great Job !!!! You should be very proud of yourself for I sure am. That 15 mins a day sounds like a great Idea to me. I think once I get my treadmill back I may have to start that. Actually maybe will check out the fitness center here in the hotel. I totally didn't even think of it til just now. How dumb.
Well we went and looked at more houses. Saw one that was really nice with lots of nice updates done but no fenced yard and not place for the RV. What a bummer. Trying to figure out what would cost to add a pad and a fence and probably not worth it as property was priced a little high to have to add on. and Taxes here are pretty high as well. Oh well. Guess were back to the first two I mentioned. Actually gonna probably put a bid on one of them Just need to make up our minds which one. We do like them both but both have different things we like so kinda having a hard time deciding. Oh well we will work it out. In the meantime leaving in the afternoon tom. to be with family for the holiday. Looking forward to it. But at the same time will probably be a little sad. Well at least we can get through it together.
Well all prob won't be on again till I get back sunday night. Have a great holiday and talk then.

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Larry is better today. Went all night last night and so far today without having to run to the bif. Sure glad that is over.

Nancy, you were talking about the guinea hens the other day. We used to raise them. They are the stupidest birds. Got out of the barn one day in the winter and flew up in a tree and ended up freezing. Glad your mom enjoyed watching it. She would have had fun here the other day. I had 4 deer in the yard eating the grass. I could see them out the window here by the computer. Watched them off and on until it got dark.

Vicki, sorry you are having trouble sleeping and having pain. Tough when you can't take anything. Apparently walking doesn't bother you too much that you can walk for an hour. Will keep you in my prayers that the surgery goes well.

Cheri, sorry you are having trouble finding a place you like. Are you looking to rent or buy? Hope you have a good time at the doings this weekend.

Jodie, hope you had a safe trip. Twenty three hours is a long drive. Nice you can stop to visit someone on the way. Helps break up the trip.

Well, I stayed the same at TOPS today. At least didn't gain. Had hoped to lose. Maybe next week.

Everyone have a good Friday.

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Good morning ladies.
Carol...hope Larry is feeling better. As Nancy said, it is hard enough when running on 2 legs...what a pain the the arse for him.
Cheri, enjoy your Easter weekend with family.
Well, we are leaving at noon today. I have to work for 2 short hours this morning, then I am home and we hitting the road. It is a 23 hour drive to get there from NY, but we are stopping to see SIL on the way in Nashville. It sounds nuts to do all this driving, we only have 4.5 days total to get it done in, but we both needed a break and wanted to go see friends and it was way cheaper to just drive than to fly. So we will get home Monday night late or super early Tuesday morning (then I work Tuesday all day). I am not expecting to be totally up to par on Tuesday morning...but it will all work out, I'm sure (or at least crossing my fingers) LOL.
Linda, glad you had so much fun in Vegas and now on the road again to see Frank. I must say...good for you. Seems like you are having a blast...and it's much deserved. However, we must discuss stow-away's for the Hawaii trip. I am volunteering and calling dibs on one large suitcase for myself. LOL
I only have 2.5 weeks of full work weeks left, and it's crunch time. It is affecting my work-out schedules (the daytime gym stuff). I am still keeping my Zumba up, but I know that I am going to be struggling with the gym for the next few weeks until I am done (they are adding classes and workshops here and there...during regular break times). So, I will have to make more use of the outside warmer temps and/or the treadmill.
Yesterday afternoon it started to snow here, and we got about 2" of snow!!! It's still on the ground and I am hoping that this is the last of it.
Well, I am off for the day. I will try to log on when I get a chance (and an internet connection). Have a good day everyone and Happy Easter!

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Good morning Ladies. Another cool morning, but it should get quite warm later today, and even warmer in the upcoming days. I do think winter might be gone!
The Divas met at a local Italian restaurant (they have a private room we meet in).... when the waiter came around for orders.... I was SO tempted to get an individual pizza (they make awesome ones there!)... but I got a small house salad with vinaigrette dressing... and a small cup on minestrone soup.

Carol... poor thing! Both you AND Larry! It's hard enough dealing with the Big D with two working legs.... but be awful to have to deal with a prosthesis at a time like that! Hope he is feeling much better today.
I think perhaps the worst of the winter is over for MOST of us!

Cheri... How long do you plan to live where you are? Is your hubby's job a long term one or short term?

Vicki... Oops... Kiki is on another team. I was copying some stuff (the story about the bird), and accidentally included my post to her. I don't usually do that! Sorry 'bout that.
Sorry to hear that you couldn't sleep because of hurting! And you don't want to "take anything" because of your upcoming surgery! (Been there, done that!)
If you do get the rototiller and start on your garden, THAT will sure be some exercise!!!

Not sure what today holds.... must do grocery shopping, perhaps in the afternoon will do desk work.... or begin yard work (but rather start THAT in the morning and make a day of it

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Nancy glad your mom got out of bed to watch the bird hope it keeps coming back so will give her something to do - Who is Kiki?? - glad to hear Love is going to be ok - yap all we can do is keep trying just sick of it being so hard do everything right and still the scale hates me

Carol sorry Larry was not feeling well hope all is better today what a mess you had - I too will take the warmer weather - hope you make it to curves today

Cheri you will get back on track once you find a house and yap the stairs right now will help with your exercise keep up the good work and you will be going up and down those things 3 times a day

Couldn't sleep have not had a sleeping pill now almost two weeks because of Knee surg can't wait to be able to take them again so I can stay asleep and I hurt all over from our long walks and can't take any ibuprofen because of surg I will be so glad to be able to take all that stuff again after next week hope I can make it through Easter getting old is not good on this old body LOL - no quilting yesterday a lady came over she needed me to help her with some Emb stuff and stayed 2 hours so didn't get anything done after she left hubby and I had lunch then neighbor and I went for a hour walk came home got dinner ready and sat and watched TV - I was pooped - today going to see if I can find a rototiller and work in my garden everyone says we need to plant potatoes after Easter I think they are all crazy to early for Easter is early this year but can't wait to work in garden for won't be able to after next Thur surg - Have church tonight so better get something done here hubby has Friday off not sure what we are doing yet if nice hope to go flying.

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Hello all,

Linda sounds like you had a blast even if you did keep some crazy hours while in Vegas. Bet you are going to be resting up before you take off again to Hawaii. sounds wonderful to me all the travel that you do. Lots of me juggling going on as well it seems. I don't know how you keep it all straight.
Vicki glad you got back on track. Keep that going now. I still have to work really hard at it but hopefully the 6 flights of stairs I am doing everyday here is helping a little. Can only so far do it once a day but hoping to be able to build up to a couple times a day. Hope the quilting is going well. Can't wait to see pics.
Nancy that bird you saw sounds interesting. Will have to look it up when I get off of here. Nice that your mom was so interested to and it got her up and moving. Glad that Love's condition is managable. Still gonna be tough for her I would imagine.
Carol sorry to hear that Larry had such a rough night and in turn created so much work for you. That must have been very difficult for the both of you. Glad to hear he is doing better today. Guess you didn't need to go to curves with all the work you had to do at home. We too are supposed to be in the 40's and 50's by the weekend. Yeah!!! So sick of the snow and cold.
Jodie hope you have a safe and wonderful trip.
As for me went out house hunting again tonight. So far really not seeing anything that I am overly interested in. Hopefully soon though I will be able to find something that we like. Went and did some shopping today for easter and the birthday girl. Other then that pretty uneventful day. Well that said gonna go for now. Have a good one all and talk later.

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Didn't get in yesterday. Don't know what was wrong with the computer. It didn't seem to be getting the signal from the satellite or something. Worked for a while in the morning and then it crashed and I couldn't get anything. Kept trying it several times during the day and evening but nothing.

Last night was a nightmare around here. Larry had the diarrhea and made a mess a couple of times. The worst part was it didn't start until he has his prothetic leg off so he couldn't move very fast to the toilet. I had to wash all the bedding today-sheets, blanket and quilt as they were soiled. Also a mess on the carpet and three pair of underwear. So needless to say I didn't get to Curves this morning. Just stayed home and cleaned up everything. He seems to be okay now but very tired.

Jodie, have a safe trip to Texas. That is quite a drive. Have a good time. Are you off all next week for spring break?

Vicki, glad you are sticking to the counting calories and exercise. You should show loss on Monday.

Linda, welcome home. Now you need to rest up before you go again.

Nancy, I thought of you last night when they were talking about the temps in the southeast. Boo hoo, all the way down to 40. Right now I would be happy to see 40. Although they say we should get there this weekend.

Well, everyone have a good day.

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Good morning Ladies. Yesterday was good. Love went to the doctor, and the result is that NOTHING is wrong with her! All her ailments (hives AND stomach/digestive pain) is from stress. Although that IS real, at least it's something that should be manageable.
Cute story. I looked out the sliding glass door (here at Mom's), and there on the patio was a HUGE bird (foul? About the size of a large chicken)! I wasn't sure what it was, so I looked up what I thought it was... it is a Guinea-hen! Evidently it got loose from somewhere (the zoo?). I tried taking a picture with my phone, but I couldn't get a close enough picture. When I got close to the door, it left. Later it came back and I told Mom.... she was so excited... I haven't seen her move so fast to get out of bed in a LONG time! She STOOD at the window and watched it for the longest time! Most excitement she's had in a WHILE!
I think the bird will be back, because we put seeds out, (just scattrer it out on the concrete) for the birds and squirrels... Mom enjoys watching them. The bird really seemed to like it, so it will return! (after I saw it the first time, I put out extra seed.)

Kiki... Gumbo doesn't HAVE to have sausage! As a matter of fact, I'd rather it NOT have it! I haven't made it in ages, but I use only seafood.... shrimp, fish, and sometimes oysters. Occasionally I have thrown in some crab claws. YUM!!! (I DO make mine a bit spicy!!!)
After today, the weather should warm up and STAY that way!!! (Hopefully!!!)
Glad you slept well Monday night and felt good yesterday... I hope you slept well again last night!

Linda... my GOODNESS! You will almost have "jet lag" after all those different hours in Vegas!
Yeah... you need a vacation from your vacations! (And men!!! LOL)

Vicki... all we can do is try! Eating less, exercising more. Sounds so easy!

I have a Diva meeting this evening.... it's at a location between here and home, so I'll be going. Makes for a long day for me, but at least I'll be able to be home and in bed by 9 or 9:30.


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Cheri your going to have down days but they will get better and you can vent here about them anytime - How is the house hunting going??

Nancy good for you getting your exercise in keep up the good work

Linda glad to have you back and we want to go to Hawaii also this year so let me know what you all did and where you stayed ETC

Not much here today hope to get another nice walk in and work on my quilt or some Emb keeps my hands busy now that I am trying to stick to my counting cals don't get much to eat on this plan but it is the only way to lose plus all the exercise can't wait for the pool and walking - well need to get off the comp chat later

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HI everyone ...

I'm back in Oakland after a week of wild and crazy Vegas !! Average was going to bed around 4 - 5 am .... sleeping until 1 or 2, then back on the strip. I'm really feeling my age today after hanging around 46 and younger guys !!! The weather was great. In the high 70's, low 80's. Wore shorts a couple days. Never did make it to the pool. My girllfriend and hubby and a good time, too. They saw 3 shows (Penn and Teller, David Copperfield and Terry Fader). They flew out Thursday. Richard took me to a "Rock" concert Friday and Saturday nites. Don't ask me who the bands were ... I think "Motley Crew" was one of them... I remember hearing that name. All I know it was loud and crazy.

Life sure has been versatile !!

Today, getting taxes done. Did two loads of laundry. Sean is coming over later this afternoon and cooking dinner tonight. He said ribs on the grill outside. Be nice to just kick back and be waited on.

Tomorrow, back to Arbuckle, then driving to the Sierra's to Frank house in afternoon. This was pre-arranged before I left for Vegas. (He lives about 1 1/2 hour drive from Arbuckle). From there, he wants to take me to Lake Tahoe ... about another 1 1/2 hour drive, and he will drive. Every day he Text's me .... (remember, my "first" love from college?) to say "hi". I do have to say it's nice to hang around with somebody my age !!!

I do need a vacation ! ha ha ..... A week from Thursday ..... HAWAII !! NO MEN FOR ME !! Just hanging out with the gals on the beach and pool for 10 days.

As for food choices, I am afraid to step on scale. We only ate one good meal a day and some snacks. But, yesterday, to a Sushi "all u can eat" restaurant. When it's "all u can eat" ..... why do I need to eat for a dozen people ??? As for water .... what is water in Vegas ?? Exercises ... well, lots of walking.

Fit into the size 8 jeans until Saturday. Had to start wearing the size 10's.

Haven't had time to read any of the past posts. Vicki, what surgery are you having ???

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Good morning Ladies. Winter is back (for a couple of days!). It's only 41 now, and the high isn't suppose to get over mid 50's. Burrrr! (I'm ducking as I know rotten tomatoes will be thrown my way by you "northern" gals!)

Vicki... again, when is your surgery? I know you told us, and I know it's soon, but I forgot what the date is.
Glad to hear Kathy is "better"... she still has a long way to go, and I'll keep her in my prayers.

Carol.. four inches of rain in 24 hours IS a bit, but not too unusual for Florida. For the most part, our soil can handle that much.
No Easter plans as yet. Will probably dye some eggs (I do every year, just because I LIKE to!). Might go to Sunrise service.

Jodie... How long will it take you to get to Texas? How long will you be gone? I'm so ready for a long road trip, but ours are limited to weekends as long as I have Mom Care.
Ahhhh... TOM! I had a total hysterectomy in 1998... and haven't regretted it for a moment!

Cheri... sorry that you had a "down day". It's only natural that you will miss your Dad and grieve for him. Time will surly ease the pain, but you'll always have "those days".
When Ted and I had to "camp out" (as we called it) for weeks at a time on jobs, we would have such fun going to Walmart or a Dollar store and seeing how much "stuff" we could get for such little $$. "Oh look... an entire flatware set for $8.99!" (Sometimes even LESS!!!)

I did my 15 minutes of exercise. I'm going to try to do this daily... it's not much, but perhaps it will get me back into the "habit" of daily exercise! THEN I can add to it.

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Hi all,

Well not to much going on with me. yesterday was not a good day for me. Was a month since we lost dad so was pretty down. Decided to stay off and not bring all of you down with me. Today is gonna be a better day I hope. So far no real plans but think may go up and try to find a birthday gift for my granddaughter today. Gives me something to do and gets me out of the hotel for a bit.
Jodie have a safe and fun trip. How long are you going for and how long does it take to get there from where you are? Seems like it would be a real long ride. Any planned stops along the way? Sorry you are in the tom week for your trip that stinks hopefully you will feel ok.
Nancy I never thought about the dollar store. What a great idea. Brain apparently just not working these days. Thank goodness for friends like all of you. May take a ride up there today and check out what is available. Hope all is good with your mom and you all have a good week there.
Vicki glad you were able to stay the same for the week. Good job lady. Glad you are starting to see some progress with the inches too. So seems you are happy with the suit. I will have to check into it seen as though it seems to be working. I really thing though I just need to learn how to eat less. That really seems to be my biggest problem. lol
Carol glad the snow is melting there. I agree can't go away fast enough for me. They are calling for a possible 2 inches here overnight, but doubt it will really happen. Weather is in the 40's now during the day but going into 20's overnight so could happen but don't think it will. Have been calling for it all week. I sure hope I am right. so sick of it. You be safe on the roads.
Sounds like a quiet Easter so far for you.
For easter we are going up to see the family. Will be a busy day. Church then brunch at my mom's then to hubbys sisters house for a late brunch then back to my brothers for a dinner thing. Lots and lots of food so will have to be very careful what I put in my mouth. Which we all know I have not been very successful with as of late. ugh. I am gonna try though. Also while we are there will be celebrating my oldest granddaughter's birthday. Well not much else today so gonna go get ready for the day so have a good one all. Talk later.

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Carol I am with you want the snow to melt and summer to come - think we are going to the 7am church for we are having my family over for Lunch (Ribs - bake beans - corn bread - everyone else is to bring something) so busy day for us

Jodie have fun in Texas be safe on those roads - and sorry you still get TOM I don't miss that at all I hope you have a loss for the month now come on you said no more negative talk we can do this

No up date on Kathy yet she is holding her own for now - Today I am taking my mom to a appointment in town so going to go do a little shopping at a second hand store don't really need anything but like to look then home to put the Zsuit on and workout hope I can walk outside but have to see what temp is at noon time

Again sure hope more join us in the challenge room

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Good morning ladies!
Well, the syrup farm was fun, but a bit disappointing. We didn't get to go out to the bush and see the trees like I wanted, but it was still nice. I did well, though, thanks Cheri. :-) Sunday hubby and I went down to the water front and went for a 2.78 mile walk. It was so nice, but a bit cool (the clouds rolled in). Yesterday I worked most of the day (got done early) then I went to Zumba last night. It was a hard night for me, I was so tired...but I pushed myself to go.
Tonight is the last night for Zumba this week, as the studio closes for the Easter weekend early. Plus, hubby and I are going on a long drive to Texas and leaving Thursday afternoon. We are going there for the Easter weekend to visit some friends. Then we will go the following weekend to see my family and my nephew for his first birthday.
I think all this negative not caring needs to be balanced with some not caring what others think but caring enough to take care of ourselves. Vicki..you can do this!!!
Nancy, good work on keeping up with the treadmill. 10-15 minutes may not seem like much to some, but it's a start and it is certainly better than sitting on your duff. Good for you!!! Keep up the good work!
For me it is TOM which means bloating and avoiding the scale for a few days until the bloat is gone.I am not sure if I have lost anything this month, although I do hope I am very wrong about that. I would like to see even a small step in the right direction. I will keep you all posted.
Well, I am off to work in a few minutes. Gotta finish making a lunch for myself. Hope you all have a great day!!

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Vicki, congratulations on staying at the same weight this week. That is a start. Now to get busy and lose by next week. I know you can do it. It just takes getting your head on right. Remember your knees will feel better with less weight. They say every pound we lose takes 4 pounds of pressure off our legs. Glad your friend, Kathy is doing better. Will continue to include her in my prayers.

Nancy, glad you got most of the plants in before the rain. Boy, 4 inches in 24 hours. Would be nice if it was spread out a little more. Glad the computer hookup at your mom's is working well. Nice for you to be able to stay in touch.

Nothing much going on here. We only had a few flakes of snow last night. Most of it went to the south of us, thank goodness. It is melting some here today again. Can't go fast enough for me.

What is everyone's plans for Easter? We really don't have any special plans other than church. Not sure if I will go to church at 7 am or 10 am. Guess I will have to see how early I get up. Well, you all have a good day.

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Nancy glad you got the plants in before the rain - my house cleaning is today also and then my workout with my Zsuit think I am finally seeing some inches going away - so lets get moving we can do this

Cheri your doing so well with all you have been through hope you find a house soon

Carol the butt kicking helped I am back to what it says on my tracker - and thanks for joining me in the challenge room hope more join us soon - stay safe on those roads if your driving on that snow

Update on Kathy they took the tub out of her mouth she is breathing on her own she has to get a little better before they do the Heart surg all good news thanks for the prayers keep them coming if you would - as for me stayed the same for the week I am so happy about that now to kick butt before my surg - so off to clean the house and do laundry and put my Zsuit on and workout

Please Join Carol and I in the challenge room you make up your own challenge so come join us soon

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Good morning Ladies. Well, we sure did get the rain! Over 4 inches in about 24 hours. That should do us... for a while, anyway.

Cheri... That's what "Dollar Stores" are good for! If you need some utensil that isn't furnished, you'd probably find something that would work at one of those stores. Then, when you move into your house and have your own stuff, donate it to Goodwill! I know you'll be happy to finally get settled!

Carol... yes! Several years ago I had given up EVER losing any weight. Then, I decided I wanted to get "healthy".... so I started working toward that. For me, it was more effective than trying to lose just for "looks".

Ahhh.... another Monday. You know what that means (cleaning the house, then heading to Mom's)! At least I KNOW I'll have Internet at Mom's... that helps a lot!

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Vicki, if you don't lose that pound we will kick your butt. You need to do this for yourself and not worry about others. It isn't only how we look but our health that suffers when we are heavy. The doctor told me my cancer was partly due to my weight. Plus heart trouble, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. So think of what you are preventing by losing the weight. I need to practice what I am preaching.

Nancy, glad you finally got the rain. We are getting a little snow again, but it isn't suppose to be too much. Maybe 1-2 inches. Shouldn't affect driving.

Cheri, hope the house hunting gets better. Always hard enough to move and then not be able to find a place makes it harder. Good luck.

Not much going on here. Went to church this morning. Of course it ran longer because of confirmation and communion. Didn't do much the rest of the day.

Everyone have a good Monday.

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Hello all,

Well out house hunting again today. Didn't really see anything today but do have 2 houses that we are keeping in mind at this point. One not sure about area and second waiting on some info from realtor on. That at least is something.
Nancy glad you were able to finish up before the rain. Glad you finally got the rain you needed. Yes I know we did the same in a couple of places with the electric skillet and a crockpot. Worked out pretty well and was a little adventuresome. Here we have a full kitchen but supplies are low at this point and don't want to invest too much for such a hopefully short period of time. Am doing what I can though with supplies. NOt really talking food but other kitchen stuff. Didn't think about it and went ahead and packed the majority of my stuff. oh well that is life I guess.
Vicki you need to behave with that junk food. You have been doing so well. But as you say trying is better then nothing. Hope all is improving for your friend Kathy and she is able to get all fixed up real soon. Keep us updated. She is in my prayers.
Jodie maple tours are fun. Hope you had a nice time and didn't overdue on the goodies available. However you have been doing so well betting you did just fine.
Carol hopefully your friend is on the mend now and ready to move out of the rehab facility. Glad you are finally getting some nicer weather. Hopefully we all will actually get to real spring weather here real soon. Looks like our forecast for the next week is looking ok.
Well not much else for me today. Hope you all had a good day and talk soon.

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Good morning Ladies! Perfect timing! I finished the one flower bed, and started on another, but the rain looked threatening... so I cleaned up my mess (emptied the "weed bucket", swept the driveway next to the flower bed, put up my supplies) and came in.... just as the rain came! (And it DID NOT go away!) We got 2.3 inches of rain yesterday.... then last night got another inch. FINALLY!

Cheri... Once a few years ago, we were in Pennslyvania, looking for a place to rent.... it took a while... over a month, I think. There were no "Residence Inn" type motels in the area, so we had to stay in a "regular" motel room. I had an electric skillet, and one of those little plug in "single burners". I could cook almost ANYTHING!!! It was a challenge indeed, but sorta fun! My "refrigerator" consisted of a cooler, which I changed the ice daily!

Vicki.... I'm gonna KICK YOUR BUTT! Bad girl, eating all that JUNK!!! NO MORE! Done! Get back on track!!! (When I finish here, I'm gonna hit the tread mill. Promise!) Even with doing my yardwork yesterday, I DID do my 15 minutes of treadmill. (BIG DEAL, huh? But.... beats nothing!)
We have to find that happy medium between "Who cares what I look like" and "I want to be as healthy and good looking as possible"! Me too... I fluctuate between those two constantly!!!

Jodie... My "team challenge" isn't a very difficult one... but it IS when it's hard to get motivated to do ANYTHING (in the way of exercise!). All the ladies on that team are "older" (Senior Citizens like me!). It DOES get harder as we get older!!!
That "teacher" who is mistreating her students has NO BUSINESS being a teacher! There are so many really GOOD teachers out there... but a few BAD ones really can do some damage!
I wish there was a PF Chang's near us! There IS one in Jacksonville, but it's a bit far to go for dinner.... and the traffic between there and here is awful!
Mmmmm.... maple syrup! And maple candy! It is SO good! I know I'd gain pounds just watching them make it!

Carol... glad to hear your snow is beginning to melt! Today it's near 80*, but is suppose to turn quite chilly tomorrow! (It's like a roller coaster!)


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Jodie glad you stopped by and have fun seeing how syrup is made

Carol the snow was melting here also until it got dark out now we have about 1/2 in on the ground I too am ready for summer

I didn't eat all the food because of emotions I ate because who cares how I look for I could leave this world tomorrow from a anything a heart attack a car accident ETC who really cares - but then I decided I guess I do but now with all the bad food out of the house I can maybe stick to my plan of counting cals - got on the scale it was not to bad - need to lose a pound by tomorrow to stay the same as last Monday so really have to be good today - so no more pity party start kicking my butt to be good from now on if my Aunt and cousin can do this so can I

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A beautiful day here. Little cool but still nicewith now wind. The snow is actually melting even though it is only in the low 30's. Can't wait for all of it to go. I am so sick of winter. Isn't this suppose to be spring.

Well, tomorrow is Palm Sunday. We also have confirmation at church. Only one being confirmed. Should be nice though.

Cheri, glad you have found some areas you are happy with. At least you are narrowing it down some. Hopefully you will find just the right place for you. Good luck. Glad you and your mom are also doing better.

Jodie, glad you made it on. It is hard to get here when you work all day and are exhausted when you get home. Hope you get your exercise in this week.

Vicki, sorry you are having trouble controlling what goes in your mouth. I know the feeling. I go through that frequently too. Hopefull this week will be better.

Nancy, glad you got most of your flowers planted. Hope you got the rest in today and get rain.

Everyone have a good Sunday.

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Good Morning Ladies!!!

First thing First...Carol...CONGRATULATIONS!! Great loss this week!

I have been so busy and tired this week that I have had a hard time getting online to post...anything!

Cheri, understandable that things are a struggle right now. Take your time, get your "ducks in a row" and when you are ready you will tackle what you need to.

Vicki, sorry to hear about your friend. Try to find something to do with your hands when you are emotional other than putting food in your mouth.

Nancy, sound like your team challenge will be good for you. I'm jealous that you are planting flowers though.

We went to the garden show last night...beautiful stuff...made me want to get out there. With snow on the ground...that is put off for a while at least. I can't wait to do some work out there and get some colour and life outside again.

I bought this beautiful hand-painted vase with freisa and hummingbirds on it for my grandmother for Christmas. I thought it was perfect, since she LOVES hummingbirds.

Nancy...my student is meeting with the department chair and we will see how that goes. This teacher needs to be reprimanded for her actions and she needs to consider doing the "right thing" in the future. She was warned by my student and by another student that was knowledgeable about the topic beforehand, and still ignored these warnings and mistreated/insulted/abused my student.

Well, last night was garden show. Then we went for dinner last night. I had a pleasant surprise about dinner (PF Changs), the soup and rice was actually low in calories. I was pretty happy to still be under my calories for the day! Plus I drank enough water yesterday to float me home. I was up 3 times last night for the bathroom. LOL I drank about 3 L of water in total yesterday by the time I went to bed. CRAZY!

Today, a friend and I are taking her son to the Maple farm to see how they make maple syrup. Hubby is going skiing for probably the last time this year. I am bringing my camera and getting in some good walking today. I also want to get in some actual dedicated exercise today because my entire week was a mess. I was completely exhausted Monday, so I skipped Zumba (and saved others from witnessing me tripping on my own feet and crashing to the ground in exhaustion), then I went Tuesday and planned to go Wednesday, but I felt sick, then Thursday & Friday I got home late and then had the Garden show last night...it was just non-stop. So, next week back on track is the plan...starting with the weekend workouts.

Well, I hope you all have a great day. It's supposed to warm up and get sunny here...so far it hasn't happened. I will check in again soon.

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Carol - you have been doing so well keep up the good work and that is one big gall stone I would be in pain also glad she is doing better

Cheri glad your mom is doing better also one day at a time - glad your making progress with finding a place to leave so you can start cooking your own meals and not having to eat out so much but taking the stairs will help - as for Gerti have not heard anything yet

Nancy I would give anything to work in the yard but we still have snow on the ground and way to cold out yet - good for you working on that challenge you can do it

little up date on Kathy her hubby said she is a little better but not enough to have the heart surg yet she had to get over pneumonia first so thanks for the prayers keep them coming - as for me ate everything in the house that was sweet or not tied down (ice cream - GS cookies - cheese - Reuben - ETC) guess I was having a bad day - will try to be good today - Did get a good walk in with the neighbor we bundled up and I put my Zsuit on boy that was nice kept me warm was sweating by the time I got home - hope to do that again today - also got some of my quilt done have a long way to go but its getting done - Everyone have a great Weekend

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Good morning Ladies. Yesterday was wonderful. I worked in the yard all morning and into the afternoon. I have a little section to do this morning (to complete what I need to for THIS week). Hopefully I can get it done early... we ARE going to have a rain-out for the rest of the weekend. (We NEED it!)


Vicki.... On another team I've been challenged to do 15 minutes of exercise a day. I can definitely do 15 minutes of exercise EVERY day! And.... I'll try for at least 30 minutes three times a week!
Also... I've been tending to get toward the upper rang of my allotted calories per day.... I'll try to get closer to the bottom of the range (1200). I was looking at pictures of me in 2008 (when I was at my lowest)... and I want to look AND feel that way again!!!
I'll pray for your friend Kathy. Do keep us posted on her condition.
You're NOT whining!!!

Carol... Good for you getting to Curves! You certainly are a "regular" with your workouts there! It's motivating to me, too!

Cheri... glad to hear the House Hunting is going a bit better! At least you found some areas you are pleased with. Hope you can soon be in a house, and things get "back to normal"!

Wow... I'm really early today! Anxious to get to work in the yard, I suppose! I DO have to wait till it's light! LOL (I do hope the rain will hold out a few hours... like till mid morning or noon... that will be perfect.

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Hi Ladies,

So today was a pretty good day. Spent most of the day relaxing at the hotel, then tonight had appt with realtor to see a few houses. Found some areas that we ended up liking so now can concentrate on the areas we liked. Actually saw a couple houses we liked as well but want to check out one more area before making any decisions. Yeah at least we have some possibilities now.
I am with you all on the yo yoing. it really stinks. Just want to lose the weight and be done with it and able to maintain it then. ugh is just so hard. Hopefully will not end up gaining while in the hotel. I am trying to be somewhat mindful of what I am doing. It is hard eating in restaurants though. Been doing the stairs though hoping it helps some.
Carol congrats on the loss. That is totally awesome. What a great accomplishment. Yeah to you. Keep at it and you will meet your goal. Glad you were able to visit with your friend. Hope she continues to improve.
Vicki sorry about your friend of course will put in prayers. Hope it all works out ok. I'm with you somewhere warm eventually would be very nice. Right now though really feel the need to be where I am. So not sure if I missed it or not but did Leah find anything out about Gertie is she doing ok? Glad you had a nice time with the red hats.
Nancy very jealous of the gardening at this time. We have been getting snow here. Not alot but after all it is supposed to be spring. I hate the snow. Hope you got all the planting done and they can get the rain that is coming your way.
Well talked with mom she said she actually had a pretty good day today as well. She is so strong. I am so proud of her and am sure my Dad would be too. Well all hope you all have a great weekend. Talk soon.

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Nancy, how nice to be able to be outside and planting flowers. It will be a while before we do that around here. Hope you got them all planted so they can absorb that rain.

Vicki, know what you mean by not being able to stick to anything for more than 2 or 3 days. It is really hard. But you have lost weight. You were at 190 and now you are in the 180's. Just have to concentrate and little more and not party so much. That's when it's tough, when you are with a group. Sorry to hear about your friend. Will include her in my prayers

Had a pretty good day. Went to Curves this morning, then went to visit a friend who is a nursing home. She had surgery the first part of the month for gall stone. Her stone was about golf ball size. No wonder she had pain. I just found out over the weekend that she was there. I guess she will be going to stay with her daughter next week.

Nothing much going on here. Weather pretty decent except sill below normal, but at least no wind so didn't feel too bad.

Well, you gals take it easy and have a good evening.

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Carol emoticon on the loss keep that going kido - and like Nancy you need to come kick my butt just can't stick with my plans more then 2 or 3 days unless it says what to eat guess I need someone to make my meal plans - Keep up the great work and glad your snow is melting ours did too so I was happy about that but boy it was cold out - stay safe on those roads and keep warm

Nancy hope you got all the plants in before the rain that way mother nature could take care of them - I am sick of not losing either I lose gain it back I am sick of the yo yo I want summer so bad

Had a good time at Red Hats last night ate to much but oh well start over again today - I am so depressed one of my friends is not doing so well just found out today she has to have heart surg and they can't do it for she is so sick so asking for Prayers Her name is Kathy for I know there is power in prayers - Thanks everyone - Makes me trying to lose weight not a big thing but I want to get to my goal just one time - OK done with the whining time to get off my butt and put my Zsuit on and exercise

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Good morning Ladies. I have FLOWERS! Today I'll start planting them (In beds and pots.) I'll have to get an early start, as tomorrow rain is in the forecast.
I'm really going to start doing more exercise (AND watching what I eat more carefully!) I'm sick of being overweight and not losing!!!

Vicki... you COULD do pushups without your knees! Have you tried "desk" pushups (standing a few feet away from a desk or counter)? Those work pretty well. But... if your knees need to be fixed, FIX them! Better sooner than later!
More SNOW? This year certainly has been a snowy one for the north! (So glad I'm in Florida!!!)
IF you moved to a warmer place... would Leah follow you, or would she stay put? How about Samuel? Where does he want to "settle down"?

Carol... You de BOMB! Congrats on losing 4.25 pounds! Now... you need to kick my bee-hind and get ME to losing with you!

Time to get moving. Can hardly wait till I finish breakfast and can get in the yard!

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Cheri, I can see where it would be hard to try to lose weight at this time. You have an awful lot on your plate right now what with your dad passing, moving, etc. Take it slow and get settled in a new home and then worry about it. In the meantime, we are all hear to listen.

Vicki, sorry you got the snow. Was hoping it would miss you. Today it is cool here, only 21 right now, but the sun is shining and ice and snow is melting off the road. At least it looks nice outside and with no wind, it doesn't feel near as cold as yesterday.

I did well this week. I lost 4 1/4 pounds. Was the high loser for Tops. Now to keep it going. Everyone wanted to know how I did it. I'm not really sure myself except hardy any sweets in the house and I have watched my servings.

Nancy, am sure Ted appreciates having a place he can get to himself and listen to his radio. It is nice that he stays over at least one night though.

Well, hopng the weather stays good for us all. Have a good evening.

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Jodie just glad you stopped in - a day off with pay that is great - I am ready for summer too

Carol I am sick of winter too and no walking does not hurt my knees just getting down on them and trying to get up so that is why I try not to get down on them but I can't do push ups without them so that is why I am getting the surg done hope it will help them but only one knee at a time and if the left one feels better then will do the right one time will tell

Cheri it will take time to heal but your one strong lady you will be back to normal soon your heart will still hurt but you have your memories and you have us to vent to any time - get back on track when you can - sure hope you find a house soon so you can get back to some normal life your in my prayers kido

Nancy I wish I could go get my bedding stuff but oh no it snowed here today so have fun planting

Looked outside and seen emoticon snow not happy emoticon sure hope it melts fast I am so ready for emoticon summer told hubby would like to move to a place were there is no winter but we have 5 - 10 years yet before we can retire so stuck here with winters - Have Red Hat Outing (having potato soup, the rest of us bring the other goodies) - but first need to go shovel snow emoticon - cold is much better so back on track with food

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Good morning Ladies.

Vicki... Mom has a four bedroom house... (although with age, it's getting a bit "shabby")... so Ted actually has his own bedroom (okay... it's really only his own bed, as that room is also the "office" and storage.) So he doesn't mind staying there too much. He even has his own radio set up so he can listen to music... and I bought him his own sheets (some of Mom's sheets were so old they were dry-rotting!)

Jodie... I get it. "Cultural" abuse. Living overseas for several years gives me a clue as to what that is. Better than physical abuse perhaps, but still it IS abuse! I'm glad the student is taking steps to prevent it. Good luck to him/her.

Carol... yes, I'm fairly "lost" when I don't have my Internet connection! In reality, I probably SHOULD go on "withdrawal" for about two weeks! But... I'd miss you gals way too much!
Oh MY! 18 degrees with a wind chill!!! (It's 49* this morning, and I think THAT's a bit chilly! LOL)

Cheri... I'm not envious of you having to live "out of a suitcase". I know you'll be happy when you find a place. On one job (in Pennsylvania) we found an apartment over a PET SHOP! The name of the shop was "Bubbles and Chirps"... I'll never forget that! When we heard of the place.. we thought "NO WAY".. but we discovered that the animals were mostly reptiles, fish and some birds... so no barking, and no odor. The apartment was very nice... and we actually enjoyed living there. Good luck!
Does your area have a "corporate apartment" locator? We have also been lucky with that too... they often have condo's and smaller homes.

This morning will be our usual grocery shopping time.... and this afternoon we go to Ace (hardware.... they have a wonderful nursery department) to get my "bedding plants". Tomorrow is going to be sunny, and maybe even Saturday morning. I should be able to get some of the flower beds done before the weekend rain sets in.

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Hi all,

Sounds like all are doing pretty good here. I am not on track and don't really know when that will happen but right now my heart and head are just not into it. Need to get to the right place in my mind before trying to struggle through this as well. I will get there. I am doing a bit better but still a struggle guess will always feel this way but need to learn how to deal with it all. Still working on it but getting there slow but sure. My life has been such a whirlwind lately with the move and my Dad and then staying with my mom. Now here and moving around alot and my poor puppies are so confused. Not sleeping well, which in turn is keeping me up. ugh. Hopefully soon we will all get it together.
WE went looking at about 8 houses today. Of them all only 2 were even remotely decent and then we felt they were overpriced for what you were getting and the neighborhoods they were in. Anyway have some more to schedule to go see so hopefully will find something in this batch. We are now staying in a managers apt. above the 5th floor in the hotel. is small but fairly decent. Much better for us all as has a fully equipped kitchen. Hopefully will make it to the store soon and get to cooking healthy again.
Hope all goes well with the knee surgery Vicki. Sounds painful. Glad the hell day is over and hope your cold gets better soon. I am just getting over one of those myself. it was awful.
JOdie glad you work has improved some and that all is going well.
Carol glad not horrible amts. of snow the drifting can be just as bad though sometimes. Stay safe and warm.
Nancy glad the internet is up and running at your mom's. Will make things a bit easier for you Im guessing.
Well tht is it for me tonight. Have a good one all. Talk soon.

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Jodie, glad you didn't get much snow. It seems like it has been a long winter. We got about 2 inches on Monday which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the wind. It has been blowing for 3 days out of the north which means we get drifts in our driveway. Hope the drywall gets there so you can get your room done.

Vicki, sorry your knees are hurting. Must be hard to clean with them aching. My knees hurt off and on. Thank goodness it isn't all the time. Does the walking bother your knees? They say even with arthritis you should walk. Hope the surgery helps.

Nancy, glad you are happy with the net hookup. It is hard when you are used to using the computer not to have it. I know I sure miss mine when it isn't working.

Well, cold day here today. Only 18 degree with a 0 windchill. So tired of winter.

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Good afternoon ladies.
Well, all is well here. We got about 1/2" last night...nothing big...it's already gone.
As for reporting the abuse, it is not abuse like we often think of when we hear the word, but cultural abuse (oppression). It's sad. My student is not one to take it and has taken steps already to deal with this though the school and the community.
I had yesterday off, with pay, so that was nice. I got up, went and did my errands, then had Zumba last night. Tonight is Zumba again.
I am disappointed that the Drywall guy that was coming to give me an estimate had to cancel tonight. So now I need to reschedule.
I did bad this morning, and had a bagel sandwich...which is HIGH in calories. But, I was in the deficit yesterday by almost 900 calories...so I will just take it easy tonight for dinner and I should still be okay.
Well, Happy first day of Spring! Hopefully that means that it will start to rear it's head and give us some sunshine and warm temperatures soon.
That's all for me. I am going to go relax a bit before hubby gets home.
Have a good night everyone!

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emoticon Happy First Day of Spring

Nancy sorry about that I did mean Linda the meds have me all messed up from this cold - glad you have net at moms now and glad she is doing a little better - sure wish we could ride the bikes more but that is NE for ya - glad Ted comes to stay with you there not sure my hubby would do that

Carol have to have knees done they make a lot of noise when I bend them from all the cleaning from scrubbing floors on my hands and knees but no more I use a mop now - sorry you got snow again so far it has missed us woo hoo stay safe when you drive on them

Linda have a safe and fun trip

Got Hell day over and played cards nose was stuffed but not running and I could breath - this morning feel a lot better had a headache took pills last day I can do that so hope no more headaches before surg - going to go look at a lady's shower I want to redo my bath room and seen her shower want to get pictures and ideas for mine - then put the Zsuit on and go for a walk a little chilly here this morning only 17* out - I am so ready for summer

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Good morning Ladies. It's suppose to be rainy today.... and more rain is expected for the weekend. We really need the rain... I hope the forecasters are right (for a change!)

Carol... yes, it's nice to have Internet here at Mom's. For the past year I was using a "public" IP, so I did not want to go to any "sensitive" sites, or do any shopping or using a credit card while here. Now, we have a "secure" connection, so I'll be able to order stuff if necessary and won't have to wait till I get home!

Well.... Ted is awake (he has gotten into the routine of spending Tuesday nights her at Mom's), and will soon be wanting breakfast.... so guess I'd better start my day.

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Nancy, believe me when I say it was a temptation not to eat the pan of brownies before the kids arrived. I think I had may share though. Glad the internet is working at your mom's. Give you the chance to get on line when you want.

Vicki, what are they scoping for? Have you torn something in the knee to be removed? Well, you have a couple of weeks to get over your cold before the procedure. Hope Hell Day goes okay and you do well at poker tonight.

Jodie, hope everything was better with you client today. It must be hard to know that things are not right and not be able to do anything about them. In Minnesota, as a teacher, if we thing a child is being abused in anyway, we have to report it. I turned one family in to social services, but after investigation I guess they decided things were okay but would keep an eye on it.

Well, my neighbor was here to clean my driveway this morning. It wasn't real bad, but did have one drift clear across which I am not sure I could have driven through.

Well, you all stay safe and have a good day.

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Good Morning Ladies! Woohoo! I'm CONNECTED! Things are pretty good here at Mom's.... she's doing well, and Love is a lot better (she's been battling her diverticulitis for over a month now!) Of course, I still had my usual cleaning to do, but that's to be expected.

Jodie... Yikes! That MUST be terrible to see abuse happening and not be able to do anything about it! Can you talk to the student? Perhaps encourage them to report it? Or make an anonymous report?
I'm not exactly sure of where you are, but I hope you don't get any of that large snow storm that is supposed to hit the north east today!

Linda... Have a wonderful trip! I know you will!

Carol... YUM! Your lunch sounds great... especially the mint frosted brownies! I'd have eaten half of them I'm sure!

Vicki... Trip? Am I going somewher??? LOL (I think you meant Linda!)
Bummer about your short "riding season". Although we have lots of cold and rainy days, we can pretty much ride all year.
I would love to have been able to taste your venison corned beef (wouldn't that be corned deer?)
I didn't realize you are going in for knee surgery soon! What are you having done?

Time for breakfast and to "start my day". It's supposed to rain, and according to the radar it WILL! We really DO need the rain badly! Most of that rain that Carol has been getting has been slipping just north of us, or fizzling out before it gets here.

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Nancy safe trip

Carol be careful on those roads - my knee is just scooping and I have 12 days before I have to be back to work so hope all goes well so I can go back DR said try at home if I can't do it I will not be able to go back until I can but I need the money so hope all goes well

Not to many posted everyone must be busy
I got a head cold yesterday so nose is running away and don't they say feed a cold ?? so I did - I ate way to much - but got on Treadmill with my Zsuit and sweated my butt off - feel a little better this morning good thing today is Hell day of cleaning and poker tonight and have to be well or they won't do my knee surg. - well off to work

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Linda, have a good trip. Sounds like fun plans.

Cheri, hope you find a place soon. Must be frustrating living out of a suitcase. I know I hate it even when we are on vacation.

Nancy, we had macaroni and cheese and a lettuce salad. I ate a small amount of mac and cheese and a large salad. I also made brownies with mint choc. frosting. Everything went over very well. My son and daughter-in-law especially like the brownies. I just made a 9 X9 pan so it was fairly well eaten up, thank goodness. I finished off today so that temptation is gone.

Vicki, are you having knee replacement? How will that affect your cleaning business? I know they want you off it for several weeks after surgery.

Glad everyone had a good St. Paddy's day. We got some snow this morning. Don't know how much but at least a couple of inches. Now the winds are blowing about 25mph with gusts up to 35. So the visibility is not good. I did make it to Curves this morning but will have to see how things are in the morning.

Well, you all have a good evening.

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Good morning,

It is nice to wake up with a text message from Frank .... "Have a good trip ... xoxo". He knows I'm going to Vegas and do have friends there.

Had alarm set for 7am .... will leave the house around 9am Meeting Julie and her hubby at the airport. Plane leaves at 10:30.

I will try to keep in touch during the week.

Scale was 160.5 ..... Thought I was behaving myself food wise Saturday and Sunday, but last night, ice cream in the freezer called my name ..... so I had about 1/2 cup with some chocolate syrup. Yummy !! Did drink lots of water through-out the day.

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Nancy that was nice of you guys to stop to see Barry even if he don't know you glad he is being taken good care off - hope your internet is up and running at moms - as for the motor cycle ride it will be a long time before I get to ride maybe in May if lucky

Carol glad your son came to visit hope you had a good time - and yes we love Gerti but is like having a kid around again use to just going when we want to go some place

Linda a size 8 that is so cool keep up the good work and have fun on all the trips and think of me on crutches from my knee surg April 4th

Cheri glad your mom is getting the cards done that will keep her busy for a little while and I am sure you miss your dad I know I would - hope you guys find a house soon

the Venison corn beef was great and all the Vegs were really good can't wait for my Ruebun tonight - have to go clean a office and a little shopping but first have to stop at the post office our Church brought things to put in the Military Care packages and I have 6 box's to send to Samuel he will be surprised how much stuff we got he will take what he wants and give the rest to the post there - the wind is blowing like crazy here so guess when I get home I will be on the treadmill - so better get dressed and to the post office so I can make it to work on time.

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Good morning. I'm just checking on before I head out the door to work.

Nancy, unfortunately due to the confidentiality rules associated with my job I am unable to do anything. I have to let the student deal with it. If I break these rules, I could possibly not work again (the community would "shun" me and I could have my certification taken away). That is what makes it so hard. If I could have said something, believe me...I would not have sat idly by.

So yesterday I cooked and cleaned and relaxed. I woke up this morning still tired...or starting off tired...depending on how you look at it. I cannot wait for Easter weekend...Road Trip to Texas. I need to get away!

It is till cool here, but the temps should start to warm up this week and continue to make small increases everyday. That is fantastic because I am so done with winter! I want to start going outside to work and exercise. It was nice and sunny yesterday so I opened the doors up and let some of that sunshine in.

I have someone coming on Wednesday to give me a quote to get he work done in the bedroom that I want done.

Other than that, pretty quiet here. I can't complain about that, though.

Well, short and sweet. I have to get going to work. Have a good day everyone!

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Good morning Ladies. Yesterday was very nice... we had a few short errands to run, and on the way home stopped by to see Barry (Ted's brother) in the nursing home. It's so sad. He looks awful... no one would ever guess he just turned 70. He DID sort of recognize me (which was an improvement). His "quality" of life is nonexistent. He cannot do anything for himself, and only barely responds to us. But he IS taken good care of... so it is what it is.

Carol.... what did you serve your son and his family for lunch? I had the corned beef and cabbage yesterday.... And both of us gained a couple of pounds overnight! I really didn't eat that much.... but it was VERY salty!
I had planned to work on more of the flower beds this coming weekend... but they are forecasting rain for late in the week and the entire weekend, so I might have to postpone my plans for a week. But... we really NEED the rain, so I won't complain!

Linda... Is it today that you are leaving for Vegas? I know you'll have fun! It's a great place, and even better with friends!
A size 8 is a size 8 no matter WHAT the brand or style!!! I think I got into an 8 about 5 years ago when I lost a bunch of weight... stayed that way for all of ten minutes!!! LOL

Cheri... I hope you find a place soon... and when spring does come for you, you'll be all settled in and can do some planting of flowers perhaps! Or at least enjoy some warmer temps!
I'm envious of you having had a close relationship with your Dad. I was never close to mine. He was a "good man", and a good provider.... but he was cold and stand-offish.... and was not very pleasant to be around. Cherish your memories!

Hopefully, the Internet connection is up and running at Mom's. I won't know until I get there. But... if you don't hear from me tomorrow, know what happened!

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emoticon Hugs, Cheri. You will always miss your Dad. Mine passed in 1990 ... Mom in 2001 .... I still have crying binges.





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Hello all,

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!! Hope you all had a good one. We spent the day traveling to the Cobleskill property here. Was about a 2and 1/2 hr. ride. Also made some stops at some open houses along the way. At least we actually saw some decent nieghborhoods today. No houses we were all that crazy about but overall not a bad outing. Got here and Mike showed me around this property. Is a cute one has a bowing alley in the hotel. Kinda strange but whatever. Went to the restaurant here in the hotel for the cornbeef and cabbage special. Was very good. Mostly just ate the carrots and cabbage though.
Carol sounds like it was a nice visit with the kids today. Glad you got to enjoy the family.
Vicki hope your dinner turned out good. Never had it made with venison. Will have to try it some time. Sounds like a nice surprise for Leah the dog being home when she gets there. Hope it makes her happy.
Linda sounds like lots of packing to be done. Hopefully got it all taken care of and now can relax and enjoy the travels. Sounds like a lot of cleaning as well. At least it is done now though. I agree where the heck does all the dust come from.
Nancy hope you had a pleasant day as well. Gardening would be heavenly right about now. All the cold and snow around here is really stinking. Another storm to roll through this area tues. night. Saying may get 5 inches. Man I sure hope not.
Jodie hope you had a nice relaxing weekend and got over the trauma of your last day at work for the week. I sure hope this week goes better for you.
Well talked with mom today. Said got all the thank you cards done yesterday except 12 of them. Said has to buy some more in order to send the last ones out. Ended up sending out 100 of them so far. That is just nuts. Said was hard for her but glad it is done now and can stop worrying about it. Well taking things day to day now so today was not horrible. Sure miss my dad though. Would really like to just hear his voice. Well not much else for now so have a good one all and talk later.

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Hello everyone !!

Got back to Oakland yesterday and in late afternoon, my girlfriend (who is going with me to Vegas as well as her hubby) came by to visit. Wasn't expecting anybody for supper, but defrosted two boneless chicken breasts, (I buy that HUGE bag at Costco and split between two homes), grilled them on the "george foreman"made a salad and brown rice. She is so excited to be going. Her hubby has only been to Vegas 2 times. Julie goes with me every year in November for our girl's get-away. She wants to impress her hubby with what she knows about the casinos, the Las Vegas Strip, where to eat at reasonable prices, etc. My friend Richard got them tickets to see Penn and Teller Monday night. They will stay until Thursday, then I'll stay until the 25th.

Today, so beautiful in Oakland !!! Went through clothes in closets here ... for both Vegas trip and Hawaii trip April 4th. Vegas, trying to pack light, but days are in the 70+, so shorts ... nights cool down, jeans. By the way, I'm in a size 8 now .... well, it's kind of like cheating .... the Lee Slim Fit Jeans that have that spandex with the cotton .... at least I can wear size 8 for a couple days without getting baggy. Wearing size 8 tomorrow, bringing another pair of size 8, then a pair of 10's because by end of week between restaurant food and booze, I know I'll "swell".

Mopped floors and dusted. Haven't been in Oakland for 2 weeks ... where does the dust come from when windows are closed ??? Did some transplanting outside and misc. clean up. Washed clothes, ironed, packed, etc. Needless to say, today I really haven't sat down.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
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Happy St. Paddy's Day. Although it is nearly over.

Didn't go to church this morning. My son caught me on Skype last night and asked if it was okay if they came today for lunch and to spend the afternoon. Of course, I said yes, but that meant no church as I wouldn't get out until nearly noon and they were going to be here about 11:15. Had a nice visit. They haven't been over for a while so was nice to see them again. I had seen them all when I went for the spelling bee, but they hadn't seen Larry for a while.

Jodie, sorry to hear about your uncle. Will remember your family, along with Cheri's in my prayers. Hope the situation at work straightens out.

Vicki, how nice that you could take Gerti back early. Nice that you could help out but is like taking care of kids when you aren't used to having them all the time. More work.

Nancy, rubbing it in,huh? Flower bed cleaned and will be needing AC soon. I am sure it will be quite a while before we need the AC. Predictions for storms here again tonight. This will be the third Monday morning that weather has been bad. Hope they are wrong, but they say 100% chance of precip.

With the company we really didn't do anything special for St Patrick's day. Not that we would have even if we hadn't had company.

Well, all, adious for tonight. Have a good one.

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Good morning Ladies. So... my rose beds are done! Now to start on the other flower beds (which although time consuming, are not such hard work). And it's the most fun.... I get to go to Ace and get the annual "bedding plants"!
Spring IS here... for all you who are still suffering cold weather, last night I had my windows WIDE open, and the fan on, and I had to kick the covers off much of the night! (Almost time for the AC!!!)

Vicki... the "app" I used to shop my photos is called "Perfect356". It's free... )... and only works for women... (it puts make-up on even!)... and can "slim" the face, take off wrinkles, etc. But the pictures it produces DO look a bit unnatural (sorta like the Hollywood photos! LOL).
Did you get to fly yesterday?
How much longer do you think it will be before you get out on your motorcycle?

Jodie... It's terrible that there are those who abuse people who are not in the position to protect themselves! Is there any way you can report theses people? I'm guessing there's not... things like that aren't always as easy to do as it sounds. You would have to have tangible proof... and even then it could get turned around on YOU! (Am I close?)
Yep... the wine would have won over exercise for me too! (That's WHY I have a weight problem! Too much food/drink and not enough exercise!)

Cheri... When we traveled on jobs, it was amazing how when we would look for a place to rent, seemed not much was available.... but as soon as we moved into a place, they would pop up like weeds! I hope you find a perfect place soon and can get settled in!

Carol... it IS sad when you've worked hard all your life and, for some reason or the other, cannot enjoy retired life! With Ted and me, our health is good, but we have to stay "close to home" to care for my Mom and his brother. Hopefully, when the weather warms a bit for you, Larry will feel more like getting out a bit.

I have my corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot... and I'll be wearing green! Wouldn't want to get pinched! (Who am I fooling? Of COURSE I'd love to get pinched!!! LOL)
Happy St. Patty's Day!


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emoticon Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone

Jodie sorry you had a bad bad day also - like Carol with all that wine I would have slept like a baby too - sorry about your uncle but he is in a better place - prayers going to you and your family - Hope today is better

Carol sorry Larry doesn't feel like traveling and hope he feels better this summer when he can get outside more with cooking your own meals you know how many cals are in things so you should be on track very well but I hear ya would be nice to go out and not cook so hope you get to do that soon - so far the snow has missed us also but very cold out again keep warm kido

Cheri glad your back home hope you find a house soon to live in hard to live out of a suit case - yes your mom will have her good and bad days but soon things will get to a normal routine again and with you calling and maybe stopping by more that will help - your in my prayers also just one day at a time - God's Blessings kido

We ended up going to a Amateur Radio Convention so a lot of walking then we took Gerti to Leah's Boyfriend he was home Leah will be surprised when she gets home that Gerti is there already she comes home today - then we went shopping came home called some friends to come play cards she picked out her daughters Graduation cake so have that too do in May had a Colorado Bull Dog not on the D plan but made me sleep like a baby - now off to church and see what we all got for the Military Care packages - Hubby is making "Venison" Corn Beef and Cabbage - Carrots - Sweet Potatoes - Reg Potatoes for Lunch maybe Lunch/Dinner for it will be late when we get home from Church - So everyone have a great day and don't drink to many emoticon (green Beers)

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Hello all,

Well I am here with hubby now. This area is a little less intriguing than I had hoped. Think is going to be a challenge to find a place to live. Have been out driving around looking around at the area and then tomorrow will probably try to get ahold of a realtor for some help. Left mom's on friday afternoon. It went ok but was hard. Talked to her last night she was doing ok. Talked with her today and not having a good day. Guess that will happen alot though..
Linda have a blast in Vegas. Sounds like your life is very busy these days again. Congrats on the loss by the way. Good job keep up the good work.
Carol glad the sleet and stuff missed you. Hope Larry is better once spings gets here.
Vicki glad Gertie is doing ok. Sjounds like you have been busy as usual.
\Jodie sorry you had a bad day. Hopefully things improve there and no more really bad days. Sorry to hear about your uncle. You and your family are in my prayers.
Nancy sounds like you had a nice relaxing day. Take advantage of those when they come along. Hopefully didn't overdue in the yard today.
WEll that is it for me today. Have a good one all and talk soon.

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Linda, as the others said you do have an interesting life. I too wish we were able to do more traveling. We had said before we retired that we would and we did at first. But now with Larry's health the way it is we just don't go anywhere. Maybe when summer comes and he can get outside, he will get some strength back and we can do more. We don't even go out to eat unless our group is going out to celebrate something. Like of frustrates me to have to cook every night. Last night I cooked and then he decided he wasn't very hungry. He ate a few scalloped potatoes and some fruit cocktail and a half glass of milk. Guess that is what life is giving us and we will make the best of it.

Jodie, sorry you had such a bad, bad day. Hope today goes better. Of course, you don't have to work today so that should help. With all that alcohol you should have slept like a baby. I know I would have.

Vicki, glad things are going good with Gerti. How does she like her eggs? Hope you get outside to walk. Looks like our day is turning out fairly well. Sunny, but only 27* and windy. The rain and sleet missed us last night. Went north of us. Hope it misses you too.

Nancy, nice that you had a day off. A person need to regenerate their energy now and then. Hope you get your yard work done today.

Well, have a good day.

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Morning ladies!!!
I am recovering from a BAD and when I say that I mean VERY BAD day yesterday. I am unable to go into details because of confidentiality, but lets just say it is hard to interpret for a situation where you witness the Deaf individual being oppressed and basically abused, and where the Interpreter(s) are also subjected to this.
At lunch time I got a call from my mom and my Uncle died.
We left work early and when I got home, finally, I dumped my entire granola mixture in the driveway.
I had a hard time deciding between exercising out my frustration and opening a bottle of wine. I went with wine. I polished that off, had a margarita, and had late dinner while watching a movie. Then I couldn't sleep...was up till 3am. I feel a bit better today, it's not so fresh, but I am still pretty upset by the entire situation.
Well, I'm going to get going for today...got a lot of plans. Talk to you all later.

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Linda your just so lucky and have a good time you deserve it

Carol nothing special for St. Pat day hubby is making "venison" corn beef and cabbage going to church packing Military box's busy day

Nancy like the new profile picture I will have to check out that app on my ipod - glad you and Ted took a day off doing nothing think that is what we are going to do today

Treadmill is fixed have not got to use it yet the weather out side is to nice - not sure what we are doing today kinda cloudy out was hoping we could go flying but we will have to see what the weather is going to do - started my 1,200 cal plan today now hope I can stick with it and hope the scale says what it says today - Well hubby is up and Gerti is waiting for her Sat Egg she always gets one here on Sat now you know why she likes to stay with Grandma and Grandpa LOL ok everyone have a great weekend

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Good morning Ladies. Yesterday was such a nice day. I WAS going to do yard work in the afternoon... but Ted suggested just to take the afternoon off and do NOTHING! Didn't take much "arm twisting" there!!! I did get some small chores accomplished, and DID walk on the treadmill... but it was nice just watching my soap and playing on the computer!
I found the funnest app (Windows 8 uses "apps")... it was free, and it's a photo "enhancing" app. (I was looking for something because the program I was using with my new computer didn't include a "get the red out of the eyes" feature. Anyway... with this app you can "shop" a portrait photo! I had a blast making myself, and others look younger! (No... I posted my new profile picture BEFORE I found this system!!! LOL)

Vicki... we've had our treadmill since 1998... and had the belt replaced once.... that was about 10 years ago and it's doing just fine! Even though the temperatures are warming up in your area and you CAN go outside, sometimes it's nice to stay indoors to walk! (Like... when it's raining!)

Linda... you DO seem to lead an interesting life! I hope that some day I'll get to really enjoy retired life! Right now, with Mom Care, it really prevents us from doing any long trips. Weekends are about it. (Don't get me wrong.... I love Mom dearly, and glad that I'm ABLE to help take care of her... but I just hope that by the time her "time comes", I'm not too old to enjoy MY life!!!)

Carol... even though I've got a lot of Irish in my, we don't really celebrate St. Patty's day much. I DO try to wear green, and I am gonna cook corned beef and cabbage. (Yum!)
It's funny... there used to be a neighborhood bar owned by the sweetest little Jewish man. He wasn't much taller than I am, and was about as big around as he was tall. Every St. Patrick's Day, he would put on his GREEN SATIN Leprechaun suit (complete with patent leather, large buckle shoes!) and proudly wear it to the bar! He was so sweet... he died a few years ago and I really miss him!

Today WILL be yard work day! I'm pretty sure I'll "over-do", but that is the norm when I get to doing yard work!!!

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Vicki, so far no bad weather. We had a little rain this morning but the roads were okay when I went in for Curves at 7:30. Prediction is for more rain and snow tonight. So we will see. Hope they get yur treadmill fixed this time.

Nancy, glad mom is doing well. That is great that the doctor comes instead of you having to haul her in.

Linda, hope you have a good time in Vegas. Congratulations on getting down to 158. That is great. Now you will have to watch it in Vegas so you can keep it there.

Well, here we are with another weekend. Anyone doing anything special for St. Paddy's Day? emoticon emoticon I am not Irish and have never been into celebrating the day. Hope you that do have a good time.

Have a good Friday. Will check in tomorrow.

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Vicki, so far no bad weather. We had a little rain this morning but the roads were okay when I went in for Curves at 7:30. Prediction is for more rain and snow tonight. So we will see. Hope they get yur treadmill fixed this time.

Nancy, glad mom is doing well. That is great that the doctor comes instead of you having to haul her in.

Linda, hope you have a good time in Vegas. Congratulations on getting down to 158. That is great. Now you will have to watch it in Vegas so you can keep it there.

Well, here we are with another weekend. Anyone doing anything special for St. Paddy's Day? emoticon emoticon I am not Irish and have never been into celebrating the day. Hope you that do have a good time.

Have a good Friday. Will check in tomorrow.

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Hi,

Had a great time with Frank. He arrived Wednesday around 7pm. Beautiful evening, and we sat outside, chatting with a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers.

Thursday, he wanted to show me where he lived so I can visit him. From where he lives, he's about an hour's drive from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. So, we left Arbuckle around 10am, drove to his home (about 1 1/2 hours) ..... the guy just left his home Wednesday after work, so basically round trip! We went out to lunch. We then went to Costco and he bought the food for Thursday's little get together with my friends. Got back to Arbuckle around 4pm and friends were here by 6. He grilled outside a huge tri-tip roast. Another beautiful evening, so after friend's left, we again sat outside and chatted.

He left this morning for his weekly business at his other home/vineyard about 2 hour drive from here. At this point, we are just enjoying our re-newed friendship. He is mysterious about a few things .... but who am I to judge ?? I"m juggling two other men !!! THEN, Richard text'd me yesterday. He wants to come up to visit me the first of May. Wants to go to S.F. Giants game, see Bay Area, etc. I will be seeing him this Monday (when I go to Vegas for a week). We will talk more then.

Scale was NICE this morning .... 158 !!! Keeping ticker where it's till end of month.

Yes, I am having the time of my life and am so grateful to be able to be care-free. Remember, I did put in over 20 years managing my parents business .... hotel and bar. Lots of hours, hardly any time off. But, haven't really worked since 1994 (when Mom sold hotel/bar)..... I do have obligations .. taking care of two homes, Notary Public, bookkeeping for my friend's day business (all I ask is Sam's Membership and a lunch once in awhile) taking care of my book work, sell some Avon, take care of Rosie .... my days aren't boring. But, my parents and husband took care of me financially.

This evening, same friends are coming over for left-overs. Tomorrow, I'll be dropping Rosie off at "grandma's" and then to Oakland.

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Carol sorry you had a gain I too bet it was the salt in the soup sure hope you don't get the bad weather we are to get it also hope they are wrong

Nancy glad mom is doing better and glad your heal is not to bad have fun shopping - I have Gerti because Leah had drill out of town and her boyfriends job took him out of town so I got Gerti

Got a lot done on quilt yesterday still have a long way to go but got a good start - today going to a in door Garage Sale then Treadmill person is to come fix treadmill needed NEW belts but now hope I don't need it with weather getting nicer but I have missed it the last 4 days - Need to get dressed and out the door have a great weekend all

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Good morning Ladies. I had my routine doctor's visit yesterday.... and since I was there I complained about a mild heel pain... thought I had a heel spur. But he said I have Plantar Fascitis! It's very mild, so I'm thinking that some special exercises/stretching will cure it just fine.

Jodie.... I've heard such good things about Zumba! I wish I were in a position to take it.... but there's no place near me that offers it (heck... there's no place that does anything NEAR me!!!) And with the Mom Care, I don't really have a lot of free time. Guess I'll have to stick with the treadmill and weights for now!

Vicki... Mom's doing amazingly well. We got her on the Visiting Physician's program this week. At first she was SO opposed to it... but now she LOVES it! They usually visit monthly, but the doctor said that since Mom is so healthy, he would come every 5 or 6 weeks (for now).
Glad to hear your temperatures are warming a bit so you can walk outside! (I missed it... why do you have Gerti again?)

Carol... I agree. I think the "time change" is silly in this day and age! Years ago, when almost everybody worked a 9 to 5 day, it was understandable (to save electricity)... but now, with people working odd hours, and "flex" time, and many who work from home, it's just an inconvenience! It seems it would be easier for certain businesses to just change THEIR hours!!!

Today will be grocery shopping, the some yard work this afternoon!

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Jodie, good for you for getting all that exercise. I too hate the time change. I think it is so stupid for all of us to have to do this so a few doctors and lawyers can play golf. Oh, well, guess we aren't important and don't count.

Vicki, hope Gerti was feeling well enough for a walk. We didn't get much snow here today, but the forcast for tomorrow says freezing rain. Hope it misses us. I want to go to Curves again tomorrow.

Nancy, nice to have you on again. It will be nice to have service at your mom's.

Well, my weigh in was not good. I was up another pound. But I am thinking some of it is fluid because I had soup last night and the night before that was fairly salty. But I do need to get serious. Just don't seem to have my priorities where they belong.

Well, here's to nice weather for us all. have a good night.

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Linda I sure wish I could go to all the places you get to go to maybe after hubby retires so just have fun

Carol glad you made it to curves hope you don't get that snow

Nancy that will be nice to have net at your moms how is she doing these days??

Jodie you posted same time I did - glad your liking the Zumba class keep up the good work and the scale is going to like you too

Was nice to get nails done she also gave me a wax on my eyebrows now I look younger LOL - today hope to take Gerti for a little walk hope that is ok with a dog who has arthritis? some days she is real good others she lifts the leg a lot - then work on my quilt and then have VFW meeting tonight so some what busy day - weather person says we are to have nice weather up in the 50 or 60 can't wait hope they are right but then Sat or Sun snow again hope they are wrong - off to put the Zsuit on and walk

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Good morning ladies. I am hoping to have more time later to log on and check in. We ended up getting about 1/2" of snow last night. Nothing big...especially compared to you, Carol...but I'm still not happy. I want the warm weather that Linda is getting to enjoy! I might have to force hubby to take a job in California so that I can.

Well, I am off to work this morning or a full day. I am still tired, this time change is messing with my wake/sleep schedule. I have been really good this week. Zumba Monday, Tuesday I ended up doing no exercise as I was cancelled for the day and had 2 hrs of sleep...so I slept, Wednesday Zumba, and today I am hitting the gym during my break (3hrs). I am so proud of myself. I can only say that this is determination. I am determined to get rid of this fat and lose the weight. If I can lose the same as I did the last 2 months, I will be ecstatic!

Well, Cheri I can imagine you miss your father dearly, but I am glad you and your family are doing okay.

Carol!!! Good for you..back to Curves!

Linda...have fun on these trips and with Frank. Good work on the workouts...sounds like you are keeping at it. PLus...sounds like the scale me be being stubborn but your body is showing results. That is all that matters. Good for you. I have one request. Set a fan out side and face it to the North East and turn it on...blow some of that sunshine up our way.

Looks like it'll be another week before I get to start outdoors jogging...its too cold in the 30's for me. It makes my lungs burn when it's that cold.

Well, I am off to work. Hope you all have a great day! I will try to check in later. CIAO!

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Good morning Ladies. Obviously, I did NOT have an Internet connection at Mom's. What Danny did there last week was basically sign up the paperwork (contract) to connect the service. A tech will be coming out today to actually hook up the modem/router and to give us a "security code". Hopefully, when I go back on Monday it will be up and running, and I'll be a bit more regular with my posting!

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Linda, hope you have a good time in Vegas. How nice that your clothes that were tight are now fitting. They say you can't always tell if you lost just by the scale. Guess you proved that. Keep up the good work.

Cheri, glad to have you back. I know you have mixed feelings about leaving your mom, but eventually the break will have to come. You aren't as far away now and should be able to see her more often. I imagine you are kind of anxious to get settled in your new place.

Vicki, sorry to hear Gerti is having trouble with her leg. I guess animals get arthritis just like people. Hope the vet can find out what is wrong. Hope the Zsuits starts showing some results for you.

Made it to Curves today. Neighbor came over about 7:15 and cleaned out driveway so I could get out. Now they are predicting sleet and snow for tonight and tomorrow so don't know if I will make it tomorrow or not. Would like to go because I also have Tops tomorrow and hate to miss that.

Been a fairly nice day here today. In the upper 20's and sun is shining.

Well, you all have a good evening. Will check back tomorrow.

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Another beautiful day !! This morning, cleaning house and some laundry. Get some packing done for Vegas (going to Oakland either Friday or Saturday, leaving Monday for Vegas). Won't have time to do much tomorrow as Frank is staying in town. He does know I'm going to Vegas, but really don't want to worry about packing. Then, going to get at least an hour in the sunshine.

Even though the scale is "stuck" at 161, tried on shorts and some that didn't fit last year fit now. Go around waist, zip and button without tugging. Seems like the "back flab bra area" isn't so bad, either. Vegas will be in the mid 80's, so am bringing a couple pairs of shorts.

No, none of the guys know about each other. Frank does know I have other male "friends" ....that's all. After all, this evening will be the 3rd time we've seen each other .... still lots to catch up on after 30+ years. As for Richard ... he must know I'm not sitting around just waiting for him ??? What does he do when I'm not around ??? We're over 500 miles apart. Sean, I'm not sure. He works lots of hours ... lots of over-time. We visit about 1 or 2 days every couple weeks. Talk to each other daily. He does have next Mon, Tues and Wed off from work, but I'll be gone. Then, I'll be home for 9 days and off to Hawaii.

Last night's dinner was great. My girlfriend, Christy, did a good job with dinner (corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes and carrots). When I got home, I power walked around the block. Didn't feel like doing a mile on the tread mill. Did do the routine of arm exercises with weights earlier during the day, takes about 20 minutes.

Have water pitcher filled and will get at least 8 glasses in my body today. Frank is bringing a few bottles of wine from grapes in his vineyard for us to share tonight and tomorrow night when I have friends over for outside bbq. I bought three different gourmet cheeses and crackers for us to snack on. (He won't be here until around 7:30 - 8pm ... to late for dinner)

Cheri, you can vent here ANY TIME !!! How many times have I unloaded my problems with all of YOU !! We are a group of friends and will be supportive in any situation, right ???

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