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11/17/17 1:21 P

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The restaurant owner had a garage & bake sale for the employees out of work due to the storm.
Can you believe they raised $14,000? The owner matched it so $28,000 will be given to the employees today. Amazing.

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11/7/17 10:24 A

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Dottie.. That sounds like a perfect job for you & the kids. I am sure the Lord will supply your needs in the summer.

I am going to get dressed & go to the YMCA today. The pool is so refreshing. I am thinking I should get my Mattie to the groomer. He is always so proud looking after he gets a bath & hair cut.

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11/7/17 9:10 A

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Karen .. Oh wow!! Glad that y'all are safe.. things can always be replaced and rebuilt. Sorry to hear that some people sustained injuries but glad that they were not serious. I can imagine it was pretty scary.

I am working everyday at the high school so that is a good thing. Also I am off when the kids are off so I can be home and not working somewhere worrying about what they may or may not be doing. Although during the summer I won't be working so that will mean a little tighter on the finances..

Hope you have a good day today. This morning heard that s word in the forecast.. but it is to stay north of us.. Up around Penn State.. It is only going to be in the 40's today.. We have been having crazy weather temps last week we were in the 70's several days. Now this week highs are in the 40's..

Well dryer stopped and I must get ready for work..

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11/6/17 5:40 P

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How are you all doing?

My town was hit by a tornado yesterday. One of the hardest hit was a restaurant that my granddaughter is a manager at. A few people were injured but none serious. The Dollar General Store was hit hard & people ran to the restaurant for shelter.

My porch swing was blown over but no other damage. Thanking the Lord that it was not more serious but it was scary.

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11/2/17 5:22 P

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The weeks fly by since I am retired. I am going to Columbus with my daughter tomorrow. My granddaughter lives there. We have a room reserved & will spend some time in the hot tub. Also looking forward to eating at some different restaurants & catching up with granddaughter.

MY IBS has been acting up so I am hoping my body can handle the get away.

How is everybody else doing?

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10/30/17 11:33 A

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Hope you had a good nights sleep, Dottie.

It is cold this morning. I am glad I do not have to go to work or anyplace. I can stay inside, today!

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10/29/17 6:58 P

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Thanks Karen. It was a quick trip and very tiring. We left here Thurs. Morning drove straight thru to my brothers then we left there Sat after the funeral and luncheon and again drove thru arriving home about 7am this morning. Went to church and came home to get laundry done. Now we just finished supper and after we get the dishes done I am going to head to bed. Back to work tomorrow.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

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10/26/17 12:10 P

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Prayers for a safe trip for you Dottie & for your brother during this time of sadness.

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10/25/17 6:55 P

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Hi Karen.. Seen your post. Hope you are doing well. In the morning My sister and hubby, myself and my Mom are going to be driving to Illinois. Our brother/son wife died yesterday.

Hope you have a good weekend. Will try to post when I get back.

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10/25/17 5:05 P

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I just wash my face & brush my teeth. How about you?

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10/8/17 12:12 P

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I got my grocery shopping done, too. I carried in the perishable bags & yesterday got the other grocery bags in. I still have my bottled water to get into the house. I usually make one large monthly trip to the store & then just get fruit & veggies on other trips.

Dottie, I am lucky that my granddaughter is a beautician. She does my hair at a reduced price.

Nothing on my schedule all week. I hope you enjoy your few days off with the grandkids.

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10/7/17 6:20 P

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Hi Karen.. spent my day going to the store. Did start laundry but did not get very far. Need to pick Tommy up from work soon. We have a four day weekend.. well they do.. All the cafeteria staff have mandatory training for 3 hours on Monday. even if your a sub you need to be there. So other than that my weekend will be open.

Haven't heard from my friend if she can do my hair Tues or not. I think if she soon can't get by to do it I will have to go somewhere to have it done.. But it is hard to find a good hairdresser these days.

Have chicken cooking on the stove for supper.

We are to start getting some rain tomorrow and into Monday from Nate.

Well better get moving. Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs and Blessings.

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10/6/17 11:05 A

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We are finally getting some rain. I will still go to the grocery store today & also drop things off at the thrift store. My back seat is full.

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10/2/17 3:36 P

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Dottie... We are having the same weather in Ohio. I started to change out my clothes but not in any hurry!

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10/2/17 9:13 A

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Good Morning Karen.. I am around just not on spark to much. I have been subbing at the high school cafeteria so my days are crazy. We are doing okay. The weather changes are driving me crazy. Wish it would stay in one season or the other. It keeps going back and forth. It is supposed to be autumn but the first few days were more like summer. The weekend brought a cool front and this morning we woke with temps in the 30's. But we are to be in the low 70's this afternoon. By Thurs we could be back in the 80's..

Hope that all is well where you are. Time for me to start getting things ready for work.

Hope your day is a good one.. Hugs and blessings

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10/1/17 8:39 P

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Where are all my friends new or old? Hope you are doing ok.

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Hope you are feeling better Dottie. I am going to try a Candida cleanse & hope it will help me to feel better & have more energy.

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Yes Karen it is sinus related. Brought on by the change in weather... Now the rest of the week and next we are back to summer temps.. Just crazy.. Jessica can be a big help when she wants to be... lol





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9/14/17 6:36 P

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It was nice to see you post. I love grilled cheese & tomato soup. I bet your granddaughter is a big help to you.

Hope that cold decides to move on. Maybe some sinus & allergies?

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Hi Karen... Sorry I have not been around.. Not on Spark much.. Other than a bad cold I am doing okay. Subbing at the High school for now. So my days are pretty busy. Kids are doing okay in school. Jessi is making a light dinner of Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Boys have bowling league tonight. Having this cold makes me tired really easy though.

Hope you have a good evening.

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Hope you are all doing well!

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How are all of you doing? Dottie,,, are you getting many hours at your job? Do the kids like their teachers this year?

I don't remember if any of you live in Florida, Texas or out west with the fires. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Hope you can post soon.

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I have FB friends in Texas. They were dry last night. Nice to hear from you Dottie. Glad the job is working out.

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Good morning to everyone.



Hi Karen.. Sorry I don't get to spark much anymore. Kids are back in school. They started the 25th. I am subbing again. Right now I am at the high school. She said I would be there for about 4-5 weeks so that will be nice. After that not sure. Hoping they will make me permanent but will have to see what happens. It is only 3 hours a day but very hectic.

I don't know if anyone else has anyone in Texas but I have friends there but I think all live outside of the storm area. It is pretty bad down there right now. It will take a long time to recover.

Hope everyone has a great day. Blessings and hugs.

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8/29/17 10:10 P

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Hope you are are all doing well. Do we have anyone on this team with family/friends in Texas? Cynthia, how is your brother?

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Dottie we are in a really dry spell. It is going to be hot & humid for at least a week. So nice that you get to spend time with your mom. Be sure to drink lots of water.

Are the kids ready to go back to school? I have my 9 year old great grandson today. He said he is not ready. I think it starts next Monday. I have an erector set for him to build with. He works non stop for hours. He has ADD & I am thankful it keeps him occupied.

Dotty, will you be working at school?

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Good Morning everyone.. Been a long crazy summer. They say this is the 15th wettest summer. We have had a lot of rain and with flooding in some areas. Kids start back to school the 24th/25th of this month..

Today we are going to the Steelers Training camp with my Mom and sister then to the Flight 93 memorial. Spending the day with Mom. We are Chiefs fans first but it will be a nice road trip. It is to be in the upper 80's but the humidity is to be high and make it feel like the 90's. So the two older kids will have to take their inhalers. I am taking a hat to wear.. Haven't had to use it since we came back to PA as the boys are not doing outdoor sports.

I did sign them up for kids bowl free for the summer and they have liked doing that. Guess I best get off here for now.. and get things together.

Y'all have a wonderful day. Blessings and hugs.

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8/15/17 8:10 P

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How's everyone doing? This is the week for our county fair. Sister & I went out for lunch today. I bought some waffles & plan to take some over for the residents to enjoy.

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Dottie.... I hope working in the cafeteria works out for you. I have been visiting the residents on a regular basis but not working.

I went to my granddaughters bridal shower today. They ask me to make macaroni & cheese. It has become a custom in our area to have a meal for showers. It use to just be cake & punch. Times have changed. How is it in your area?

It is hot & very humid outside today. I am so thankful that Rolland installed a window AC in my front room. I have been sleeping on the couch. The electric bill is just a few dollars higher

It will be 4 years in September since Rolland passed away. Strange how some things bring the memory to mind again. I hope you are able to remember many good days, Dottie.

I am trying to cook healthy. I made Tuna Spaghetti Salad & Peach Pecan Cobbler this week. Both recipes are from Healthy Exchange. My sister gave me some zucchini so I need to find a recipe for that. With just one person eating the food last all week.

Still not decided on a church. Enjoy the weekend, everyone.
A good memory for me!

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Just popping in to check up and see how everyone is doing. It is hot and muggy here. Signed the boys up for free bowling this summer. They get 2 games each. Tommy starts working at McDonalds Monday evening. Have had a pretty busy summer going each day to bowling. Went a head and signed them up for a fall league. They seem to like it. Have green beans in the crock with bacon and potatoes. Will add some kidney beans when it is closer to being done.

House hunting is on hold for now. Can't seem to qualify for enough to buy a house at least not here in Hanover area. The only big thing I have on my credit is the van. I still owe about 2500.00 on my student loan. But guess my income is just not enough.. So I am going to try to talk to Sue and see if we can't work out something that I can just continue to rent from her till Gavin graduates. Then I can move into an apartment. Would still want 2 bedrooms but it would be cheaper.

Today is 4 years that Tom has been gone. It is a hard day for me.

Karen Hope all is going well with you. Hope you are able to find a church where you feel that you can be apart of it. I understand about going alone. The kids were still in kids church so I would set alone in the same spot that Tom and I had sat. It is not an easy thing to do. Now that we are back home the kids are in Youth group so Sundays they sit with the youth so again I sit alone.. Only I sit in the middle section now about 4 or 5 rows back.
What did you decide about your job? I think I may get hired on at the high school cafeteria this fall... I have a trial run the first week of school to see if I can handle the job on a day to day basis.. as before I was only working here and there a day or two at a time..

Well Tommy needs to go to McDonalds and get his uniform so getting off here for now. Will try to get back sooner next time.

Hugs and Blessings have a great day.

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7/2/17 12:39 P

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Hi Ladies. I have been MIA lately & not sure why. I do love reading all your post.
Dottie, I know God has a special home for you & the grandkids. I was able to buy my little house in 1998. I will likely be moving into an apartment in a few years. The outdoor work is getting to be too much for me. I pray something will open up for you soon as it must be stressful to be in a constant search mode.

I still have trouble getting around in the mornings. I think the muscle relaxer I take at night is why I want to sleep 10 or more hours. Last Wednesday night I visited a church that is starting an evening worship service. After my divorce in 1989, I attended a Friends church in a town about 22 miles from me. They have a Sunday evening service & I am thinking I may visit there tonight. In 1989, they had a very active singles group which really helped me to feel a part of the church. I am struggling with going alone.

I have found a few bathing suits at Good Will. I like the way they look but I find the 2 piece suits are hard to wiggle out of when I am wet. I like the one you posted. I am going to try to visit the YMCA at least twice a week since I am not working. I turned my notice in at the nursing home. They were asking me to work too often. My boss is hoping I will decide to continue as a PRN. I do love the work in memory care so not sure what I will decide.

Now to get the weekly trash out & get a shower so I can get out of the house on this beautiful day.

Happy 4th to all of you.

The Capitol Fourth is on PBS channel on Tuesday. You might like it.

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Hi ladies. Here it is Saturday already. Kids have been out of school 2 weeks and I am ready for them to return. emoticon This past week Jessi and Tommy went to Career camp Mon thru Thurs. It is something that SW school does for the kids. (this was the 9th yr) they take tours of different businesses in Hanover and get to have an idea of what careers/jobs are out there. They have a good time. Next week Weds through Sun they are all three going to Creation. It is a Christian Music festival they have different groups and speakers. They were able to all go because of donations made to the youth group. They will get to camp out. Something we haven't been able to do. Now it is just getting everything together for them.

As you know we are in the house hunting business again. Tried to offer more rent to her so I can stay here till Gavin Graduates (5 yrs) but she is adamant about selling. SO once again I am hitting brick walls because I don't qualify for a big amount of money for a home. Ugh!! So guess we will see. I thought to look at mobile homes but VA does not do loans on a mobile home in a mobile park. I would have to own the land that the mobile home is sitting on. So I called a couple other places that do mobile home loans and found that I would need a down payment. The one said that since my credit score is so good that I would probably only need 5% but it is generally 10%. For the one I was looking at I would need $8000.00 Course than you have lot fees. It also is in a different school district.

I have been doing laundry most all day. Washed up all the camping bedding to see what the kids can use for their trip next week.. First time they will be camping without grandma or poppy.

Sandra hope today has been better for you. We actually started out with high humidity but as the cool front came thru this morning it lowered quite a bit by this evening and we are to have a few days with low humidity now. That is fine by me. Sounds like an interesting book. I do not like June bugs. They are so annoying. Glad that you found a couple swimsuits.

Karen hope you are doing okay. And that all are well there.
Think I am going to get off here take my meds and get a shower and hit the hay.. lol... It has been a long day more ways than one. Nighty night all.
Hope y'all have a great weekend.
Hugs and Blessings

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Yesterday was super busy for me too. I was so tired and hurting when I went to bed I didn't sleep very well and woke up tired and sore this morning. Was supposed to clean half of the church today after I cleaned my house but my sister and her guys did my half as well as theirs last night. I have done the same for her before and what a blessing to not have to do it! I got my housework done and now I can rest. We had a thunderstorm late last night and the humidity is very high now. It will be in the 90s today and near 100 tomorrow so guess we'll have to turn the air on already. Won't be sitting outside much longer either since the mosquitoes are hatching. Last night I was trying to get the cat in and these big brown June bugs were slamming into everything, including me. ICKY! Yep, it's summer at last! We had our 2 hours of spring I guess.

Found 2 swimsuits at Target yesterday that fit. They are really ugly and not what I wanted but I had to take them and hope they last long enough to get me through the winter.

Found a book in the 80% off bin at the grocery store called Fat Chance. About obesity, fast food, sugar, processed foods, etc. written by a pediatric endocrinologist. Looks good and should be interesting. Hopefully it will help me get away from sugar as I don't handle it well. There are diabetics in my family and I am sensitive to it. The author makes the point that food manufacturers replaced fat with sugar and have created an epidemic of obesity and other problems. He even gives suggestions to help but I haven't read it yet so don't know if the book is going to be helpful. It will be interesting anyway.

Well, I hope your day goes well and your kiddos have a great summer. They are getting out later than the kids here. Praying for your housing situation too, I hope you don't get too discouraged, God is on your side!

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Busy kind of day. Kids have one more half day. So just popping in to say goodnight. I am tired.



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that looks like a nice swimsuit I just have to be careful of not showing cleavage as I'm modest. I definitely like a one piece. The 2 piece with shorts or a skirt are nice and cover more but the top billows out in the pool and eventually stretches out and hangs to my knees.

Got the garden completely planted, the lettuce is up, don't know how well it will grow as it's still so sandy from being the former playground area. Every year we add manure and topsoil, last year it was terribly anemic. The kitchen floor is done except for the edge pieces. When that gets done I can put things away and clean up.

It's cooler today so it will be a good day to walk. I'm trying to eat better and get back to walking on my non pool days. I slacked off due to the rain in May but I need to get back into it. I have a walking playlist of Christian songs I listen to which helps. I love walking outside but it can get boring without someone to talk to.

Found a recipe for grilled pizza which I'm going to try. I will make Jeff's the regular way but I will try the pesto and veggie one. It's regular wheat dough but grilled. Bet your kids would like that if you make it with the pizza sauce and pepperoni and cheese. Keeps the kitchen cooler too. It wouldn't cost a whole lot either since it's mostly meatless and I make the dough from scratch. I have a recipe for a homemade all purpose mix that I keep on hand all the time. I use if for biscuits, pancakes, and waffles but there are also recipes included for muffins and other things. I got it from the extension office. It's called Nebraska Master Mix. I would be glad to share it if you want. Yes, it's cheaper than buying mixes and you can use as much or little as you want. I don't even measure, I just dump some in a bowl and add water or milk to the consistency I like and either pour it into a skillet for pancakes or bake into biscuits.

Well, guess I'd better go get my walk done and get on with my afternoon. Sure hope you find a place to live soon. I know it's hanging over you. I'm sure sorry for your struggle. I'll keep praying.

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Hello Sandra and Karen.. Hope your both having a good day. It is sunny and nice today. Humidity is low for today and mid 70's. Breezy.
This morning breakfast turned into brunch.. I got things done about 10:30.. Sometimes I think boxed mix would be easier.. but then you look at the ingredients panel and decide no it's better to make your own.. So anyway made banana chocolate chip pancakes. Kids like those. Had scrambled eggs. So the meal consisted of Scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes and orange juice. So no lunch needed today.

Got all my laundry done yesterday. But then I did not go anywhere. I searched for houses to rent and to buy online. Contacted USDA about a 0 down loan but they would only approve me for 78 thousand which is less than the VA. So I just said thanks but no thanks.. that amount in PA would maybe get me a shack.. lol.. Did fill out some paperwork to get assistance with the part B payment on my medicare. Figured my bills this morning. Now think I will find something relaxing to do. It just stresses me to much searching for houses. So not today.

Sandra garden sounds wonderful. I don't have a place that I can do a veggie garden. There is a flower bed out front. This place is under a housing association so they have a lot of rules. I can't even have clothes lines out back.
Hope your kitchen floor is done. Know you will like it. As for your being cranky that is okay. I am that way a lot of the time. Hope you find a swimsuit that works for you. Mine is a tw piece that looks like a one piece.. It has shorts style bottom then the top has the skirt that hangs over the shorts. I have not been in a bikini style swim suit since I was 18.
this is sorta what mine looks like. Mine is purple though. lol

Well ladies I wish you all a great weekend. Will try to get by tomorrow, no promises though.. Hugs and Blessings

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Hi, happy Friday! Today is laundry day and pool day. Also weigh in day. Thought I would have lost a pound or two but nothing. I don't know what changes to make but I know I have to do something differently as the weight is not coming off and the extra I gained over winter has hurt me physically and I live with the pain every day. So I'm ready to try something different but with all the plans out there and conflicting info, it gets confusing. I try eating more protein and less carbs which works best for me but I don't like meat. So I eat fat free dairy. Raw veggies give me tummy problems and fruit is expensive plus Walmart where I shop doesn't have the best selection or quality. My doctor wanted to send me to a dietitian but I won't spend the money to have her tell me what I already know. Guess I just need to start writing down what I eat, find a plan and stick with it.

We spent all last evening working on the kitchen floor, hopefully it will be done soon so we can eat regular meals again. It was so late when we ate, that makes it hard to stick to healthy food too.

Dottie, I did look at Lane Bryant for a swimsuit but they are double the price of the swimandsweat.com suits and most aren't modest. Bikinis at my size?! REALLY?! And I only want the polyester because they resist chlorine so much better. So hopefully the next one I have ordered will fit. They just don't make the bras big enough.

o.k. I need to get going I have to stop at the pharmacy AGAIN before the pool and hopefully this time I won't have to wait. This is another frustration, they have it situated at the back of the grocery store with no drive thru and long lines and no place to sit and wait, no privacy, etc. This is my 3rd trip to get my rx. I would change but the others in town are no better.

Sorry for being cranky, I will work it out at the pool. As long as my swimsuit lasts. emoticon


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Wednesday was busy, I meant to get on here last night but didn't. After my weekly Walmart trip I went to the pool. It was hard to get myself moving after having Monday off. But I had a nice workout after all and it's always nice to see the regulars who are friendly. I got 2 rows of lettuce planted in the garden. I will plant more in a couple weeks to stagger the harvest so I don't get overloaded. I really enjoyed fresh lettuce last year so I planted a salad mix again. Have to keep it wet so Sadie doesn't dig it up. She loves the giant litter box and it feels so good to roll in it too. lol
I'm so sorry about your dog Karen. We had to put 2 dogs down during our married life, and one cat. Plus I've had pet birds. Our last dog died 2 years ago after I had knee replacement and retired. It was such a sad time for me Jeff finally agreed to let me get a cat and she has been the best companion for us both. Then this old sickly cat moved in around Easter. She keeps me busy since she isn't good about using the litter box. Luckily it's in the basement but I don't like the extra work. She deserves to have a home and love though, I can only imagine how she ended up homeless and it makes me so sad. So we'll give her a good life as long as she's with us.

We had to reverse the direction of the wood boards in the kitchen but we got half of it done last night so I think the rest will go quickly. We're doing the eating area too which is at the end of the kitchen. I'm excited about how easy it will be to keep clean.

Dottie, I will pray about your housing situation. Like you, I find it hard to trust but God seems to like to work through impossible situations. And like Karen said, it will be exciting to see what He has for you. I hope your state can help since you don't get any help from the kids' parents. God promises to help widows and orphans and I know He wants to help you.

I got most of my housework done this morning but I didn't do it in my own strength, I had to ask God for it and He eased my pain and lifted my spirits which is the biggest part of the battle for me. I'm trying to be more positive in my thoughts and words, it makes life so much easier. Still working on the food too. Trying to find a new swimsuit and striking out every time. I could get by if the Y would let us wear t-shirts over our suits but they say the fibers plug the filters. I am top heavy and can't find anything modest that is supportive. Very frustrating. So I need to hunt online some more I guess.
Hang in there and have a great day!

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Got to work today.. Yeah another 3 hours.. Now that check will be for 9 hrs instead of 6. Took kids to Youth and sat in on the adult Bible study. I am pretty sleepy. I did not sleep well last night at all. I need to take my Mom to the store tomorrow but I think Friday I will call the Dept. of Aging here. Houses and taxes are just totally crazy high here. What I would qualify from VA won't get me much here. Now if I were to return to Kansas City MO I could get a nice house for that and the taxes in MO are not thru the ceiling. But we will see what happens.. Since neither of the kids parents are working right now and not paying support I think I can apply for cas assistance. Since I am the grandma my income would not be considered in the equation for them assistance. That is another avenue I need to explore.

Karen glad that your feeling better. Hope you hae had a good day.. I like subway to. But I usually go to Sheetz and get a $2. Turkey sub and get all the fixings on that.

Sandra hope you had a good day also.

Need to get off the computer and turn in for the night. Hopefully I can sleep tonight.
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I am bak & feeling much better. I saw my PCP & had some lab work done today. Went to health food store to get a supplement & it is right next to Subway so got a tuna sub. I love their subs.

I do not have a grill either but one small appliance that I really like is my toaster oven. I got it at a consignment store & was not sure I would use it. I really like the way it warms up pizza. I also have cooked shrimp & garlic bread in it. It is a small one but much more convenient than heating up the big oven.

Dottie.. It will be exciting to see how the Lord will work out your housing need. I was able to buy my home through a first time home owners loan. The down payment was small & the payments were based on my income. The payment increased when I got a better job. I was 52 years old when I got the loan & did not think I would ever be able to own a home. We owned a home when I was married but since my husband was the main person on that loan, I was still eligible for this special loan. That was back in the day when many moms stayed home to raise the kids. the good old days! I have to give God the glory for all He has done to help me as a "Displaced Homemaker"..that is what they called me. LOL

I know you have your grandkids but don't remember if you have KInship Care? In Ohio, when kids are raised by a relative, they are eligible for Kinship Care. I know I had a few grandmas that I helped to get it when I worked for Head Start. It was a program that is often a secret. You apply for it at Department of Job & Family Service. Maybe it is still available in your state.

Here comes June so get ready for some lemonade under the shade tree!

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I guess rough days are going around. I really want to read all the post but I am too tired & achy. It is about 9:15 & I am going to bed. Maybe tomorrow.

I will be praying for all of you.

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Hello ladies. Been a rough day today. Found out that Sue the lady I rent from can no longer afford to keep the house with the rent I can afford to pay. She could get twice as much. But she has been wanting to sell the house for a long time so now she is going to do a few things and then put it on the market. I may have a year left here.. So I am going to have to start looking for another place. Not sure how that is going to work out. Most rents for 3 bedrooms are higher than a cats back in these parts. Usually over a thousand dollars a month. And because my income is not that much I do not qualify for much from the VA for a house. At least it is not enough in this area to buy a place. I have been down that road for the 1st year I was back in PA... Sometimes I doubt my decision to move. I did it so the kids could be back in famailar area and also to be close to my Mom. But days like today really bring me down. I was told to have faith and trust but those things are on the low scale right now. I have spent my day crying. This evening I got a call from the high school they want me to sub tomorrow. It was a surprise as I had not expected any more calls since they don't like people taking off the last few days of school.

Karen hope you are having a good day. I have looked at a couple free phone sites for seniors. But have not taken the plunge to get one. I pay my ex $20.00 a month to keep the phone he got me when Tom passed away. Sorry to hear about your doggie. I understand about wanting to let her pass on her own.

Sandra good to see you back. Sorry to hear about your Father in law. My sympathies to you and the family. Also that your hubby did not make it in time to give one last good bye. I know how hard it was on Tom that he did not get to say good bye to his Dad when he passed away. And then when his Mom passed 10 months later she went in the middle of the night (she was in hosp) so again he did not get to say good bye. Hugs to you and your hubby. I think wood laminate floors are so nice. But I agree it is a big job. Hopefully all goes smoothly. I could tell you a story but it would be long. About our experience laying laminate flooring.
Sorry you are having so much trouble physically. Hope you are able to find an Ortho doc that is not to far from home. I don't have a grill but I do use the crock pot a lot.

Hope today was a good one for both of you and that you both have a good evening.
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Hi ladies, I'm back for good now. Can't remember when I was here last but we ended up going to NC for a 3rd time over Mother's Day. My father-in-law passed away the day before and we were en route. Almost made it in time but my husband was ok with that as we had seen him at Easter when he knew us and could barely respond to us. At the end, he wouldn't have. We just had the funeral last Thursday here where we live in Nebraska as he and his wife are both buried here. It was a sad time but the funeral was more of a celebration and very honoring to my FIL and to God. Saw most of the family although it was fast and they left right away.

Spent the weekend resting and started laying wood laminate in the kitchen as the linoleum was in very bad shape. It's going to be a big job and I wish it was done already. I got my flowers planted in between rain storms. Just this week it is finally drying and warming up! It was so cold most of May. Very tiring, I'm ready for summer.

I'm struggling more physically, planting was hard, not sure how I'm going to take care of a garden, but I will try a small one. Maybe corn tomatoes and zucchini. Hope it's not too late for lettuce by the time we get it tilled. I will have to replace my other knee in the near future but we don't have any local ortho doctors. I dread going through it again and then my hip will need to be done too. The 5 pounds I gained this winter really hurt. I'm getting more thoughtful about what I eat and how much. I can't continue this unless I'm willing to accept the consequences. Time for a change. With my kitchen a mess I will be grilling and using the crock pot more. Hoping life will settle down and no more major stress for a long while.

Well, time to fix lunch for Jeff. Gotta run. Thanks for staying faithful on this team ladies! I really enjoy visiting with you.

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So good to hear from you Dotty. Your food sounds so good. I love butter beans!.

Having a job at the school is wonderful. That way you will be home with the kids on non school days. Would be a blessing if your son is able to find work.

I am getting familiar with my new cell phone. I also have a landline. It is an extra 3 dollars a month but if I stop it I loose the bundle discount.

My 15 year old dog had the diarrhea yesterday. What a mess to wake up to! I am glad she no longer gets on my furniture & I have no carpet in the rooms she goes into. I maybe should put her down but would rather she pass on her own.

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Good evening! Yesterday I got to work again at the High School. Probably will be the last time this school year. They don't let anyone take days off the last couple weeks of school so unless someone were to call in sick..
I don't have to do anything to stay on the sub list. And when they get a new boss they will let him or her know I am interested in a permanent position.

Today I was supposed to go with my landlady but instead my Mom needed me to take her to the store and Pharmacy. Also to call the phone company.. Her bill had jumped up. Found out that some discounts she had expired but they were not renewable. So not sure what she will decide about keeping the phone or getting rid of it. She has a cell phone that my niece pays for on her account.

Made BBQ'd beef sandwiches and home made fries with butter beans and reg lima beans for dinner. Had roast yesterday and just shredded that up. Tomorrow I think Taco lasagna is on the menu.

I put two more bags of mulch out front by the lamp post. Think that area is good now. Sue went ahead and got the black mulch for the big garden although I had said we probably should wait till the bulbs started sprouting. Oh well its in the garage.

Karen the kids and I are doing okay. My son their Dad quit his job in Iowa and moved to Arizona. So once again I am without child support. Their Mom has not worked in a year so there is no support coming from her either. She is in Iowa or Nebraska not sure. Glad your daughter took you out to lunch that is cool. And nothing wrong with a piece of pie. Its a special occasion. Sis and I surprised Mom by going to her church on Mother's day. Then we went to my niece's house for a cookout. ( our brothers live in different states)

Well I should get off the computer for now. Need to get kitchen cleaned up. I am a little tired.. And I did not do that much today.

Hope you have a good night. Hugs and Blessings.

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Happy Mothers Day to you, too Dottie. How are things going for you & the kids. Have you found the right job?

Here I am with my daughter Tracey. She took me out for lunch today. & Yes, that is a piece of pie. I ate about a third of it. It was really good & I will eat on it later today & tomorrow!

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It sure is hard to loose our parents. I lost both of mine in 2003. Mom first at 77 & then 3 months later dad at 79. I am sorry to hear that your FIL is on hospice. We found hospice to be a great support with moms illness.

I worked in the kitchen yesterday. I had some milk I wanted to use up so made cream of potato soup & some peanut butter pudding. It will be nice to have food ready for today's meals. Maybe I will go to the YMCA for some water therapy today.

My youngest son is getting married tomorrow. Just a small ceremony & meal for about 40. I am happy for them. He is marrying Jan the lady that had some seizures last summer. I really like her. We all want our kids to be happy & they seem happy together.

That is pretty much all that is going on in my world. It is cooler & wet in Ohio.



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Good Monday to you both. Got my swimming done this morning and a couple little things this afternoon. Now time to get in the kitchen and clean and get ready for supper. I'd like to bake a little too if my energy sticks around. Not that I need the temptation in the house. That's the constant fight I have with myself. I want it, but don't need it. Course, hubby can eat anything. So unfair.

We had a sad weekend as my FIL was put on hospice. We knew it was coming but still hoped it wouldn't. My dad died when I was 13 and my husband's dad is such a great guy it's hitting us both hard. 88 and ready to go Home but still. No one's ready for their parents to die. My Mom is still living but in her mid 80's so it won't be long and they will all be gone.

The temps have raised into the 50's finally but brrr. We had snow a couple days ago. East of us they closed the interstate. Goodness, I'm ready for spring but we had a day or two of that and then it jumps to summer. Hot and humid. I really wish we had more of the in between temperate weather, without bugs and wind.

My husband passed his ham radio license test so we drove to Denver Saturday so he could purchase a radio and other equipment. Ate at Casa Bonita if you've heard of it. It's a really interesting place with divers, a waterfall, arcade for kids, etc. all inside. A lot of sitting as it's 3 hours away and it snowed all day but a nice getaway.

Not much else going on, just wanted to keep up with you both. Hope your week is good!


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Sister & I went to community garage sale today. We started late as it rained this morning. I am so thankful for these sales. I never have to buy shoes, clothes or purses at regular price. I also like to look for things I can take to the memory care unit. Today I found some puzzles & easy trivia. I also found a nice plastic bowl & spoon to use for baking activities.

My granddaughter invited me out for supper. She has 3 kids & I sometimes forget how challenging that an be.

Has Dotty posted lately?

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Today is a rainy cold day. I had planned to go to the Y this morning as I missed yesterday due to a conference call with the doctor, nurse, and husband's family concerning his dad who is worsening. But the pool was closed at the time I wanted to go so I am enjoying a good book and being lazy today.
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Sandra.... that was a nice catch up post. I am on the same page with many things you mentioned. Ii know I need to exercise more. I know I need to eat more fruits & veggies.

Things are looking better with the residents. Still no activity assistant hired.

My daughter is seeing a specialist & hoping to find out why she has stomach pain. 2 procedures today.. results nothing, which is good but still no answer to why the pain.

Hope you are all doing well.

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Hi ladies, I am so sorry I have been absent so long. Just forget to come here and then when I think of it, I'm doing something else. I will try to catch you up on what I've been doing.
Not a whole lot changes in my life which I think is good news. I go to the Y and swim 3 mornings a week and now that the weather is getting nicer I am walking again. It's a real struggle in the spring as walking is so painful especially since my hip and other knee are getting worse. Walking does eventually get easier though and makes me feel better so I continue to do it as much as I can. The pool workouts have been really good for me socially too since I'm home alone all day otherwise. Still enjoying my hobbies of reading, computer games and knitting. My nephew in college comes home and raids my yarn stash and then decided he loved some wool I hadn't spun up yet so I spun it for him and he knitted himself a cowl. Turned out pretty great. It was a fun project for both of us. Helps me get rid of stash and get more practice spinning since I'm still learning. He even knitted slippers for his girlfriend. What a guy!
Unfortunately, all my hobbies are sedentary and I don't have anyone to be active with. My husband has a physical job so he wants to rest when he comes home. I gained some weight this winter and I got discouraged as I thought the swimming would be enough to keep it off but it just gave me more excuse to overeat. So, here I am again making an effort to eat better. I love the summer fruits and veggies so it should be easier to clean up the diet now. I found a great salmon recipe that marinates it in raspberry vinaigrette and soy sauce, then grilled and served topped with grapefruit, orange sections and raspberry vinaigrette. The flavors blended very pleasantly and it was pretty. I should add it to the Spark Recipes I think people would like it this summer.

So, life was going along fairly well and my FIL fell, broke his hip and had surgery. Then had a stroke sometime after and had complications. He's still not doing well and we made a quick trip over Easter to NC to see him and help support family. Was a good visit with sister in law, brothers in law, nieces. But stressful days spent at the hospital. Praying God will either heal him or take him home, he is not doing well, can't eat or speak and in pain. Then right before we left, a little sick cat showed up in our garage so we took her to the vet thinking she was a half grown kitten. Found out she's old. Got her fixed up and left her in our garage for my sister to take care of. She's a very sweet cat but she is mean to our other cat so we have to watch them carefully. She also is not litter box trained which is not good. So, more stress but at least it's warmer out. She sleeps in a nice bed we fixed up in the garage and I put plastic and papers down for her to potty on. Really wish she wasn't such a bully though. She's half the size of my other cat and she terrorizes her. Why can't we all just get along?! Just like people I guess.

Well, that's about it, see, not a lot of interesting things going on but I will make more effort to get on here, I really need to get serious about health. Thanks for keeping the lights on ladies!
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Hope you have a nice Easter, too, Dotty.

I used the push mower to get what my hired boy missed. My feet are really hurting today so I soaked them & now they feel so much better.

My daughter is coming in to get me in the morning & we are going to church with her daughter & grand kids. 4 generations! Afterwards having a meal at my daughters. I want to make a pineapple upside down cake for our dessert. One of my favorites!

I have not an an update from the nursing home. Maybe the number passing will stay at 5.

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Sorry to hear everyone is sick. Will keep you all in prayers. Hope you have a good weekend. Blessed Resurrection Sunday to you.



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THIS IS GRAND LAKE ST. MARYS. I live about a mile from it.

We are still in midst of a flu epidemic at the nursing home. So far 4 or 5 residents have passed away. Two of my special friends have it. I took a singing bear over for Dori & very thankful she was alert enough to enjoy it. I sent Panthea some chocolate but not sure if she will get to eat it. Activities are pretty much on hold & visiting discouraged. Please keep the residents & staff in your prayers.

Happy Easter

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Dotty... Hope you are feeling better. My sister is recovering from the flu. She had a fever for a few days & now the upper respiratory & fatigue. I am going to help her deliver newspapers tomorrow. She helps 2 days a week & this will be the first time she has done the route for almost 2 weeks.

It is stormy today. I managed to get to the YMCA, to the store & get my dog in for grooming without getting wet!

I work for a few hours tomorrow so want to plan something special for the residents. Maybe a strawberry dessert. We made an easy apple crisp yesterday. The ADM finally put an ad in the paper so at least the first step is in place to hire someone.

Still working to use up my half price fruits & veggies. I love it when the stores run specials! Think I will have a fruit cup & some sliced veggies for supper.

Trying to slow down so I don't fall. The citywide trash pickup is this weekend...so that box will be picked up!

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Hi Karen. I have been sick off and on for the past week. Sinuses mostly. I know what you mean about the new start page.. I don't really like it much but it is what it is. So I have figured out how to get places. Sorry to hear that you fell.. Hopefully you won't have to work so many hours in the future. We have had rain then dry day then rain then dry back and forth now.. Last week and this week.. It stormed all day yesterday. Today it was dry and sunny. Tomorrow is to be cloudy with rain coming in tomorrow night into Friday. Hope you have a good evening. Take care of yourself and no more falling. emoticon emoticon

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How's everyone today? I have not been posting as much lately. The new change on Spark start page has messed up my way of getting to teams

We are having warmer temps in Ohio. Tomorrow it is suppose to be stormy. My body will likely be hurting more.

I worked a few hours today & will work again on Friday. I fell last week so told my boss that I really need to not be working so many days every week. I tripped over a box that I intended to take to the garage but had told myself "I will do it later". I need to take care of myself.

Do you remember my earlier post about my oldest grandson? He has a problem with drinking too much. Last week, he had an accident while under the influence. God spared his life & the others that were with him. Please pray for Sean Ryan. He will probably serve some time for this one. I know his dad (my son) is really concerned about him.

Hope you are all doing well.

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I had trouble sleeping last night so this afternoon I decided to lay down. I slept 3 hours. I hope I am able to sleep tonight.

My work for this coming week will just be one day. Monday. I plan to travel to visit Rollands brother on Tuesday. He is now on hospice. I think my sister will go with me.

Hope you sleep tight, too Dottie.

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It has been a windy but very good day. Had a good Dr. visit. Prepared 2 salads & a P-nut butter bread pudding from my Healthy Exchange cookbooks.

Back to work tomorrow.

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Crazy weather for sure all over. It was in 60's today with thunderstorms some areas got hit with high winds and hail.. that part passed us here in Hanover.. Now tomorrow night we are to get some snow into Friday and then temps will be up and down again..

Have a good night. Blessings and Hugs

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We had wind, rain & 70 degrees yesterday. snow this morning.

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Just finished having a severe thunderstorm, high wings and hail. We had marble size hail in our yard. The rain was coming down sideways in sheets.

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Karen hang in there. Keeping you in prayer for the strength you need to make it through.




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2 days down & 2 to go. I pray for strength every day to do the job & be a blessing to the residents & other staff. I will likely be working at least 2 more weeks. No announcement as to a new directer, yet.

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Karen we like Olive Garden also. Don't get there much. When we do we have soup and salad. I eat salad almost everyday for my lunch. I bought some Ice Cream that is natural.. NO artificial junk and had found some sandwich wafers at a little country store here. They had the oblong and the round. I got the round. Put some vanilla ice cream in them and they were good. Kids enjoyed the change.

I have a sinus headache today. This weather is so crazy. I do hope you have a good day. I must go turn on my walking DVD headache or not. Gotta do it.

Blessings and hugs

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Dottie.. I noticed that gas was 1.99 last night. I was with my kids on our way to Olive Garden. I got spaghetti & have enough for tonight's supper, too.

I made some Healthy Exchange salads this afternoon. I work the rest of the week so will enjoy those for a few days.

Homemade ice cream sandwiches sound really good!

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Good evening.. My washer came this morning... What joy! I did a load of darks this afternoon. The delivery guy said I should probably wait a couple hours to let the water pump warm up since it was below freezing outside and it had been on that truck for awhile. So I got ready to go to the grocery store and then to get gas. Course since I needed gas the price had jumped up. Its been 2.45 and 9/10 for quite a while now today it was 2.49 and 9/10. I did have enough gas points that I had 1.20 off a gallon so that helped.

Made chicken, potatoes and beans for dinner tonight, Had also made the kids homemade ice cream sandwiches as a surprise.

Now its time to just relax for a couple hours. Might read a book. Need to catch up on my reading. Anyway hope everyone has a good evening. Hugs and Blessings.

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Hello everyone.. Well had my eye checkup today. Was not as good as I would have liked it to be. There is no bleeding behind the eye this time but the cataracts are still there and progressing how be it slowly. He said since my diabetes is well controlled that is good. I was not happy to see that my vision was fuzzier than last time.

So I have another appointment for next year, same day. Unless I start having problems then I am to call and see him sooner.

Took Tommy last night to get his girlfriend a little something for VD. He came home today with a pack of skittles, m&m's some candy hearts a small bag of salt and vinegar chips these had all been attached to a 2lb sheet rice krispy treat. I cut it into 32 pieces.. That was a chore. That was all from his GF. Puppy love...

Karen what a fun way to celebrate your Sisters birthday. Glad you had a great time. Will pray that you are able to hang in there at work with the added hours. WooHoo on being able to go to church with your grandson. Praying God will lead you to the church he wants you to be a part of.

Hope you had a good day. Blessings and Hugs

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My sisters birthday celebration was going to Broadway on 34th Street. Music & dancing was great. Costumes...WOW. I am thankful to have the funds & energy to enjoy this night with sis.

My boss has been fired & I have been asked to work until she is replaced. Praying I can handle some of the hours.

My 21 year old grandson messaged me Sunday asking if he could go to church with me. I took him to VBS when he was a kid but I don't think he has been to church. I have been struggling with going to church by myself. God has answered prayer in a most unexpected way. I am going to go church shopping with Zach.



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Dottie..sorry to hear about that washer problem. I know with those grandkids, you have lots of clothes to wash. I replaced mine with a used one a few years ago, I am fortunate to know a man that repairs & sells used appliances. My dryer is about 18 years old. I bought new appliance when I moved from mobile home to my house about 18 years ago. The fridge was replaced a few months ago. I hope the dryer & stove last until I move to an apartment.

We got about 5 inches of snow. I am staying in until tomorrow. MY GGD will be turn 3 & I am going to the party & need to get a card. I sorted threw my books & found 7 that are like new. I will give those to her & give her parents 10.00 for whatever else she needs.

I have more energy the last few days & tackled a few boxes in my junk room. Today I moved furniture & mopped floor. I worked & then sit a spell. I still have a few areas to declutter.

Hope you all have a nice weekend.

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Hello everyone..

Yesterday I got up and tossed a load of clothes in the washer. (my usual Weds. dark load) Well the washer made a funny sound and gave me a code that said the thermal overload protection circuit was tripped. Unplug and call service... Well the washer's warranty expired 2 years ago. So that load of clothes went into the bathtub. Did the wash and rinse soak in the tub. Did get the shirts wrung enough to go into dryer. Pants are dripping over a dryer rack I put together and set up in the tub.

Hope everyone is having a good day today. It snowed here overnight but did not get as much in south PA as they thought we would because the overnight temps stayed to warm.. here we ended up with a couple inches on the grass and deck but the sidewalk was a lot of slush.. North of us got a lot though.

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Karen glad you had a nice family time last night. Perch and Greek Salad sound delicious. Glad you are relaxing at home today. We had sandwiches for lunch today. Was given some money today for the kids to go skating tomorrow evening with the youth group. God is good.. I sent you an email about church.

I will pray that God helps you to find a church family. He is awesome and a good good Father so I know he will lead you.

Blessings and Hugs

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Had a really nice time with family last night. I had a Greek Salad & a piece of Perch. Mt sons GF surprised me with a piece of Baklava, which I took home. A real nice treat.

I am enjoying a day at home today. I really like the Mexican Pasta I made yesterday. great with some cottage cheese.

I did not go to church. I really need to get over the hurdles that are keeping me from church. Mornings are not good for me but that is not a reason to miss worship every Sunday. The truth is, I don't really feel a part of the last church I attended. I need the Lords forgiveness & His help to do what I need & want to do.

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Karen yes I let the avocado's sit on the counter to get ripe. I like to get them green and let them ripe. These last ones took about 4 days. But I think that is because I keep the house a little on the cooler side.

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Dotty.. You always sound so busy.
You mentioned avocado a few days ago. do you let them set out of refrig to ripen? I am just getting into eating avocado & really like them

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