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9/2/14 3:21 P

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Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing ok. I had a rough day yesterday, got too hot shaving the dog one last time before the summer ends and ended up getting way too hot. I had terrible stomach cramps and still feel puny today, not a good way to start off a new month.

I posted the September Challenge today. I hope it inspires some folks to reach a few goals. I really appreciate Rosalie and Donna for sticking it out with me for August. Thanks guys, you keep logging in!

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We are up to 94 members! Exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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8/11/14 4:31 P

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First day school today! Mom just brought the girls by the office. They had a good day and I am so glad because I am always nervous about the first day. I am so glad that both girls had a good first day.

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7/17/14 1:21 P

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You would think a girl that lived in the country her whole life wouldn't be surprised, but up until about 15 years ago, bear, coyote and cougars were unheard of around here. The dynamic is certainly changing.

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7/16/14 4:35 P

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Ooooooooooooooo that is REALLY exciting Tricia!

I hope you stay safe too. I love wildlife, but there are more and more confrontations between humans and bears and cougars. Eeek!

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My girls were out and about with my mom today and saw their first wild bear!!!!! It was near the little town of ours right outside the town limits, 5 miles east of our house. Mom said it was BIG and just lollied across the road. This was around lunchtime today so they were excited when they stopped by to tell me about it. I have seen 2 in my travels and I know they have become quite common. We are also hearing rumors about cougars. Now that scares me, I don't want to be kitty feed..........I spend a lot of time out in the bushes because of my job, so I don't want any big cats stalking after me..........

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7/14/14 1:02 P

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Yeah it would be fun to be off every day in the summer. I guess I need to go back to teaching to do that. I tell you summer is definitely flying by. My kids go back to school in less than a month. My dad and I are taking them fishing this weekend and then Andy and I will take them to the water park again before school starts.

I survived the family reunion without pigging out. I did well, ate in moderation and was one of the few that wasn't groaning that they ate too much.

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7/11/14 12:53 P

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Love how close your family is Tricia.

There's something about summer - seems like we should be on vacation every single day! emoticon

I must be stuck in my childhood!

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So happy it's Friday! I know I had a short week, being off Monday, but the week itself made up for it. I am going to the Y tomorrow and I have a family reunion on Sunday. I haven't decided what I am going to make, but I still have a day to figure it out.

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6/26/14 6:38 P

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Don't you worry about it for one minute Tricia. You've been here a lot - especially for the summer time!



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6/26/14 9:07 A

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Another month almost over. June really got away from me. I am going to bring back the monthly challenge, I hope I do better than I have been. I have done well in June, even though I haven't been burning up the fitness minutes, I don't put dinner on the table until 7, so I don't feel like I need a snack before bed. I am an ice cream fanatic, but I haven't had any in the house in over a month and just buy popsicles that I know the girls like. It has made a difference. I have some goals that I want to complete next month and I am putting thought into this, so I will be bringing back Reach High in July!

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That's just proof that numbers have Never been my strong suit! I really am laughing out loud - at myself!

Thank you so much for your kind words. This year I really have kind of internalized that I really love the consistency. And I'm loving the results!

I'm grateful to you - wouldn't have started back in this team but for you Tricia!

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emoticon No Rosalie, I wasn't a twinkle in anyone's eye back in the 60's. LOL!!!!! I meant that there were 60-some members when I joined this team. I was introduced to Body Flex in 1998 the year I turned 20. I used it to lose 30 pounds that year. I fell off the wagon and picked it up again two years later and lost 30 pounds. I fell off the wagon again then hopped back on to lose 30 pounds again. I have been losing those same 30 pounds for years. You would think I would learn to stick with it. I lost that weight within a 3 month span, so I take it for granted so easily. I have to learn that consistency is the key and I preach it to the folks that I talk to about it. It is true, you have to do it every day to keep it up and be a long term success.

Rosalie, I noticed that you have done so well. I am really proud of you! emoticon

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Great to have another new member! emoticon

Tricia! Do you mean you started BodyFlex in the 60's? Or do you mean you joined the spark people team in the 60's? Either way! How amazing! You are an inspiration.

Sorry about your sinuses. What a drag. I bet the breathing helps.

Tornadoes are incredibly scary. They happen all the time here in the Midwest.

We've got some really hot weather just now. The humidity is what really gets to me. I'm trying to drink more water. I'm convinced it cools me from the inside out. Anyway, it's good to stay hydrated, right?

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We got another new team member last night. I remember when I joined it was in the 60's, so slowly and steady I guess.

It is terribly hot and dry here. We can really use some rain. I feel terrible for those folks in Nebraska, I saw pictures of the twin twisters. I think it is one of the scariest images I've seen on the weather channel. I can't imagine what it would be like to see it in person. I know I would be terrified.

My sinuses are really messed up. I am trying to breath it out. It helps some and hot tea is my friend too right now. I hate the feeling of my head weighing 10 pounds more than it does........

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6/13/14 2:49 P

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Thanks Tricia!

Man - that mini twister sounds plenty scary. Hope that was the last of that sort of thing! Glad you're alright after it came so close - I know - I know - it wasn't a full blown tornado but it could have quickly become one and it could have hurt you.

Sorry about your friend adding to the general trouble. I'm sure your husband is right and time will heal things. But it is exasperating when friends demand attention when you already have your hands full.

I have a friend who has a policy of Never staying with friends. And you know, she might just have a good idea there!

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Rosalie, that is great news about your house. I am glad that the fires never got there and I hope the wildfires take a break for a while. I am glad you are having a great summer. It is humid here, but it gets like that in the Piedmont of VA.

I saw a mini twister the other day. I saw waiting to meet with a farmer and a twister started right in the dirt road near my truck, it was probably 6 feet high and the dirt swirled around in one place for a minute and then it went in the grass beside where I was parked and I could see it whipping the trees behind me. Wild stuff.

Yeah, I told my mom no more big family trips, I don't think I can handle that again. Too much drama. I don't go on vacation to deal with that sort of thing. I am considering not asking my friend anymore. She has been coming for several years, but this year she was exhausting. I don't know how to handle it. My husband says to give it time and maybe he is right.

I know, I will breath away all my stress, then I will feel right with the world.

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Hi Tricia!

Wow - sounds like you need total down time for the rest of the summer!

Don't you just love family drama? This one sounds particularly tough. Sort of sounds like a train wreck happening right in front of your eyes. Poor eyes!!!

Awesome that you lost so much weight! Congratulations. Sounds like fun at camp. Those kids kept you on your toes didn't they. emoticon I really really love canoes, but I'm pretty sure that I don't have what it takes any more. You must be really strong - I know you built up muscle after all that canoeing too. Good for you!

Thanks for your sweet thoughts about my sister's dog. They are ok. They still have another old dog and an old cat. And all of them grieve together. I guess the first week was really hard - well you can imagine.

Our house made it through those fires! Thanks for asking! Fires never got right into our town. Whew! We're hoping there won't be any more fires in California this summer. But, you never know.

We're having a great summer here in the Midwest. The temperature has been great so far.

So good to connect. Welcome back Tricia!

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I have been MIA for WAY too long.......

We had a lot going on in May including our vacation in Duck. There was a lot of us going and it had its ups and downs. Too much drama provided by my cousin's wife and my best friend, who was jealous of my brother hanging out with another cousin. It was crazy! She has no hold on my brother, but had a major attitude the last half of the week, so I was ready to GO home.

Last week we had environmental camp. My oldest went and we had a blast! I was tired doing activities with 30 kids outside all day, but it was worth it. I went on the 10 mile canoe trip on the last day and loved it. I hadn't been canoeing in 10 years and I was 70 pounds lighter than I am now. I was really nervous about getting in and out of the canoe, but I did ok and it was a great day. I lost 6 pounds last week with the kids, so I was excited about that.

Rosalie, I am so sorry about your sister's dog. I know that is really hard. I hope they are doing ok. HOW IS YOUR HOUSE IN CA??????????

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Pretty heavy day for us. My friends back home (where we still have a house!) in California are telling me that the fire is headed right for them. Way too close for comfort.

And just now got a message from my sister that her darling black lab, Maizie, passed away today. She was the sweeeeetest sweetie pie ever. Such kind and caring eyes. Just pure love. why oh why do our beloved pets have such comparatively short lives.

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Glad you had a great Mother's Day Tricia! Sounds really fun.

We had a wonderful day here too because May 11th is our anniversary. This one was our 30th! We had a really lovely day. We brought our bikes and a picnic out to a lake and had a great time. The rain held off till we got home!



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I hope everyone is having a great start to the week. Busy for me, but this is a busy time of year. I decided I needed a TO to check in with the team.

I hope all the Moms out there had a fabulous Mother's Day! I had a great day with my mom and all the family. It was really nice to have a picnic and visit with all the aunts and my grandmother.

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Thanks Rosalie. You are right, funerals end up being big parties and we end up having a lot of fun together. I would rather do that than everyone be down in the dumps and sad.

I hope you are getting some good breezes. It was hot yesterday and will be hot today. I got my tomatoes planted last night and now things are heating up, garden time is in full swing.

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Tricia I am so sorry for your loss. I know just what you mean about funerals bringing families together. When I've been to them, it sort of feels like a party in a weird way . . . not exactly, but you know what I mean.

It's mighty hot here too. emoticon We don't have central air. But we've got every single window in the house wide open!

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It feels like summer down here. 90 for the next few days, Whew........ I wanted it to warm up but I didn't ask for that warm!

I had a death in the family, my grandmother's sister. We were close to her while she lived in VA, but since she moved to FL to live with her daughter and family, we hadn't seen much of her. Mom and I hosted a big family picnic while they were here after the funeral. It was really nice to catch up but a shame it takes a death for family to come together.

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Hope everyone's having a good week! It's definitely Spring here. Loving it! emoticon

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Hmmmm. I guess that sort of makes sense. I hope this doesn't mean that I just don't like change, but I'm not loving the new format. I'm sure I'll get used to it soon and then I won't be able to remember the way it used to be!

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I think the team wall is the new huddle. I wish they had left that and the scroll thing alone. I am getting used to it, but does look nicer.



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Wow! More changes to sparkpeople!

Interesting - sparse. How does everyone like it? I think it's easy.

Do we still have the huddle?

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Thanks Tricia! I did some stuff like you suggested and then found a FAQ that said add mailer @sparkpeople.com to my addresses. And it worked! Yay Im back in the loop!

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That happens to me sometimes too. I think you may have to go into your account and look at your team settings. You may have to reset some stuff. It really happens when you have a very popular thread, if that doesn't work, ask a Spark guru.

Goregous weather here over the weekend, which was fabulous because we are in for 3 days of rain rain rain...... I hope I won't need to canoe to work! emoticon

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I need help with my sparkpeople account. For some reason I am no longer receiving notice of my posts being responded to. So if you have any ideas I'd appreciate it.

Everything looks normal. And I've gone through my blocked addresses and can't see anything that looks like sparkpeople. Bugs me! emoticon

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Oh Tricia! You're going to have so much wonderful fruit. I'm so glad you're having so much fun with your new house.

We had a wonderful time yesterday watching the marathon. Boy those people are really inspiring. It was a perfect day. Perfect weather.

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You are so right Rosalie! A beautiful day!!!! I have a few flowers to get planted when I get home. I planted 32 more strawberry plants yesterday and now have a total of 52. I hope they all make it. I know I won't have many berries this year, but I can't wait for them to come in next year.

Enjoy this gorgeous weather!

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It's finally SHORTS weather!!!! Yeah! emoticon

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Hi Tricia! Love it when you are here but totally get it that it's not always an option.



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I hope now he can get a long break. I got mine done back in February but I know many that were getting stuff done over the weekend. Crazy times if you are an accountant.

Sorry I have been MIA lately. It is a busy time at work and my internet connection at home has been on the fritz, but I am trying to take time to log in on days when I am working. It can be tough, there are days when I go out and am gone all day, but hopefully I can catch a minute or two here and there.

Good news Linda, inches are what counts. You are probably building muscle but we all know muscle burns fat, so keep on breathing!

Rosalie, you are awesome checking in every day, thank you!

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Today is Tax Day!!!! And my accountant husband is so tired. He has been slaving away for so long.

I look forward to him coming back to yoga with me next week. He really loves it too.



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Thanks for the update Special 6! I think it's great that you've lost inches!

Hoping things continue well for you. It's so great to see your posts - they help me stay on track with my goals too.

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emoticon Hi!!! Team I did Oxycise for an while I lost a lot of inches not weight but I think the reason why I not losing the weight because I how to change my eating habits for healthy and not non-healthy. emoticon emoticon

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Good to see you back Kimmy!

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Hi.... emoticon

Checkin in..Life is good in my world...Have a wonderful day!! Know that I think of you guys and wish you a day full of wonder!!!

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I am glad you got your heat working. I know how that is. We had the same thing back in December with one of the units and thank goodness the unit for the upstairs was working for the girls. I borrowed a heater from my parents until ours was fixed. It seems like those things go out at the worst possible times.

We dodged the snow yesterday. It flurried on us but nothing stuck, pretty to go out and look at. I am ready for a bit of a warm up, I want to get out there in the garden, but it is too wet and too cold. April is fast approaching so we will see how it goes.

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It's great when we get to work out without "working out"! emoticon You know, it just happens during the course of the day.

Yeah - we're expecting snow tonight! Can you believe it?????? And wouldn't you know it, the heater was out when we woke up. After Pete couldn't get the thing going (he did light the pilot light), we figured with temps expected in the teens tonight we better get someone out.

Turns out there was no pressure in the boiler! That could have resulted in a cracked boiler and several thousand dollars worth of repairs. It also was the reason that we had such a huge heating bill this winter.

Well this guy stayed here for 3 hours, replaced the device to make the water circulate, the relay so that the gas would light and the thermostat all for $500. Ouch.

But hey, it's warm! I love it!



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Hey there everybody! I know I have been MIA lately. Busy busy at work and at home. Today we did Spring cleaning at the office and boy am I worn out. I know I did 30 minutes worth of heavy lifting. The "man of the office" is out of town and since I am the younger and sprier, I got the lift work today. Not too bad, but I know I will want to do nothing when I get home! emoticon

I hope everyone is doing ok. Rosalie, are you getting any more snow? They are calling for us to get a little, but I don't think it will amount to much.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Have a great time Tricia - sounds like it will be a wonderful day.

We've got lovely weather too, but I'm kind of holding off on celebrating because tonight it's supposed to snow again.

On the other hand, I definitely plan to get outside some today - probably just a walk, but I love walking.

Oh and here's my big news of the day: I lost another 5 pounds. I was beginning to wonder if that would ever happen!

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What is everyone doing this weekend? I'm going to wash vehicles this afternoon since it is going to be 70 today and also work on the giant rose bush that seriously needs to be cut back. Tomorrow is a rainy day so today is the perfect day to get some stuff done outside. They are calling for snow Monday I can't believe it!

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Sounds mighty nice, I must say! emoticon

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Head South Rosalie! Virginia would be glad to have you, we get a little of everything and not too much of one thing!

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Sounds like a big day for your ten year old. emoticon

We had a few lovely days too. I mean it got up to 40 and we thought that was fabulous. But I hear that it is going to snow again on Wednesday! emoticon Enough already.

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I am loving this Spring-time weather. Had another ice storm on Friday and it pelted me so hard, it hurt. I was SO glad to get up to 70 yesterday!

My little girl got her ears pierced yesterday. She wanted to do it and since she is 10, I figured she is old enough to take responsibility for it. The little one said no way, I guess a few more years she will change her mind.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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Sorry, been a little MIA lately, icy weather and then stuck in a boring meeting ALL day yesterday, I was wiped out when I got home. Cooked some dinner and went to bed was about it for me.

I know what you mean Rosalie, there are some days I really have to drag myself to exercise, especially if I don't do it when I get up. When I get home in the evenings, I am tired and I know a little exercise session does good, but there are days I have to force myself to do it. I am glad I have lots of people to help motivate me, otherwise, no go there.

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Happy Mardi Gras everyone! Hope you're all feeling great!

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Some days I really have to struggle to get myself to exercise. And even though I've had amazing results from doing BodyFlex - and even though it only takes 20 minutes - sometimes I have to make myself do it!

Today was one of those days. But I did it! Whew. And of course I'm glad I did.

You guys were on my mind - inspiring me so much.

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Well, my dog is loose 24/7 and so is the cat. We are really far off the road so I don't to worry about them getting hit. I think they keep a lot out. My dad has to put fence around parts of his because of the rabbits, but I don't think it is 100%. He hasn't been able to grow green beans in a long time, if the rabbits don't get them, the deer do. I have 2 squirrel chasers at home, so they keep it damage low.

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What a great image Trish. I keep telling myself that less snow and ice on the walkway means Spring is coming. Wish it would hurry up!

How do you keep the critters out of your garden. I want to have one too, but last year our beautiful acorn squash ended up being delicacies for the squirrels! emoticon

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Hey everybody I hope you are enjoying the beginning of this week. I had some beautiful weather this past weekend, almost 70 both days. I sat on the porch in a Capri pants and short sleeves. Last week we had snow, crazy....but I love it!

Good weather means more time outside. I am getting ready to start thinking about my garden. Can't wait to start digging in the dirt!

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Crazy Crazy Weather! Glad you have that truck too Trish. Stay safe.

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Wow Rosalie, you had thundersnow! It is really rare here. Where we are every time ou get a thunderstorm in the winter within 2 weeks you will get a snow storm. It never fails. Also, when I see a sun devil, a tiny rainbow in the sky, I know the weather is about to change. Be careful walking, I am so glad you weren't hurt. That is scary.

At work today for the first time in almost a week. We got 8 inches in my area, but it was enough to shut down everything. I was glad I had my truck or I wouldn't have made it up to the main road. We need a good drying out, but they are calling for severe storms Friday, so I go to snow storm to a thunderstorm. YAH!

I got Y night tonight. The girls are going to gymnastics and I will hit the treadmill. I hope all of you have a great day!

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Hi Friends!

I know you guys must be getting sick of me talking about the weather all the time, but it's ind of hard to ignore around here.

Today was the weirdest weather yet! I was walking home from aerobics and the snow had just started. All of a sudden I heard a big crack of Thunder, then a super bright light went on for a long time - finally realized it was lightning. and then a really really loud long thunder.

The snow started coming down hard. And when I say hard, I mean it hit my face super hard. I thought maybe it was hail for a minute. But no. It was still snow.

Now it's just freezing rain. Or something similar. And the winter continues.

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He he he...We made a deal yesterday, that he has to leave me alone when I am in my studio..Leave me a note on the kitchen like the old days and I'll get back to you..If it is an emergency call 911..then me..He agreed. It is going to be a great year..

Have a wonderful day team!! I am going to do all I can to improve myself today!! Be full of wonder and cherish every breath!! Life is good!

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You're so funny Kimmy! You and Marlene could write a bestseller. Yup it's those buddies who saved Marlene too. Gary eventually got into playing the trumpet and playing golf and he eased up on the home front. Definitely, don't take any of this transition personal. It's just a phase!

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Thank you Rosa for your kind words..I sure do miss her.

Marlene and I have the same kind of help..Ya, Bryan is telling me how to do everything..The sad thing is the poor dude doesn't have a clue, it is kinda fun to watch..I just can't take his new found house authority personal..We are working on it..I am just grateful he has buddies to play outside with or I would need a vacation..:o)

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Jeez Trish! I've never heard of such a thing. How incredibly scary for all of you. So glad your husband was there and had good news. Still, it sounds pretty serious. I hope your Dad recovers soon. Whew!

Kimmy, I think of you and your mother often. You were such an incredibly loving daughter and took her in and gave her comfort to the very end. I know you love her so much and miss her so much. Happy Birthday to her!

Glad you both sound cheerful about snow. I'm wondering if it will ever be Spring! But the days are definitely getting longer and I hope warm weather is on the way!

I've heard that retirement can be a big adjustment for both spouses. My friend Marlene says when Gary retired he actually went through the refrigerator and organized all the ketchup bottles and stuff. He kept telling her the "right way" to do all the stuff she'd been doing for years and years by herself. Then finally he relaxed and sopped being "the boss". Hope you and Bryan enjoy every minute together Kimmy.

And yes, BREATHE! It's amazing stuff - this breathing thing!

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Trisha that is crazy, I am grateful he is better..Sending warm thoughts to you and the family!

We had the most glorious snow storm, about a foot. Then it rained it all away, soggy mess!

Today is my Mothers birthday..I love her!! The first year of life without a mother is quite the challenge.. I just couldn't stay in paintbrain..My mind did not want to cooperate!

Bryan retired, that is a challenge for us both..We are getting in the groove!

Now I forgot what I wanted to say. Oh I know..I have found that exercise and paintbrain go hand in hand, ya can't have one without the other...I am breathing..

Have a bright and shiny day! emoticon

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Well, Rosalie, that big snow you are sending should hit me Wednesday.

My dad is in the hospital, he poked a hole in his esophagus eating an eggroll. At first we thought hear attack but thankfully my husband is a certified cardiac tech and ruled that out. After some tests they determined he poked a hole eating too fast. Crazy. He is supposed to come home today. We were there yesterday and he was in good spirits.

I hope every one is having a great Monday!

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Happy Birthday Laurel! emoticon Ten is a wonderful year!

That's great about the audit Trish! emoticon

Now - are you ready for that snow because Whooooosh here it comes. With EIGHT inches delivered to me just last night and more coming down now, I'm happy to share with you both! emoticon

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emoticon Happy Birthday to Laurel!! Trisha a Barbie party sounds like a ball for young ladies..Have fun..

Glad the audit went smoothly.

You will have t share that snow with us, we have had so little this season. It has been so stinkin' cold. 3 below now..brrrrrrr

Have a bright and shining day!!

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We made it through no problems, they just take so long.

Today is Laurel's 10th birthday. I am going to leave early and decorate and have it all ready for when she gets home. Barbie party!

I am still waiting for the big snow. If any of you are tired of the white stuff, you can send it South to me!!!! emoticon emoticon !!!!!!!!!

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Thanks Trish emoticon

I feel your pain about the audit. Hope it goes smoothly and you find everything at your fingertips easily!

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I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Rosalie. emoticon You know it seems like I hear about someone I know or a friend of someone I know getting cancer on a weekly basis. I feel lucky every day.

Kim, so glad to have you back with us!

Undergoing the office audit today. Ugh!

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Oh sweet Rosa I am sorry! It is so very hard to watch our loved ones suffer.
Big big hug!!

Your friends art is lovely, thank you for sharing.

Know that I am sending my love to you and my best to your friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Had a hard morning. Started out great, but when I got to aerobics class everyone was signing a card. Turns out that my neighbor and friend Sandra has been diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. And it just makes me so sad and mad and mostly really really sad.

She's in her 70's I think and she has been so very kind to us from the moment we got here. I just hate that this is happening to her. She has a really childlike sense of wonder and excitement about life and people. She is a very fine watercolorist. Here is a link to show you how beautiful her work is: 40north.org/resources/artist-perform
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I'm having a hard time digesting this news.

I sure hope her chemo helps her. Right now I can't visit her because her immune system is weak.

Sorry for the downer post.

Hope everyone here is doing well. Stay strong. Stay healthy. Do your breathing exercises!

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Kimmy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I love to lurk on you guys!!

Your conversations are so fun.. I sometimes practice both the grazing methods..

Congrats on the new ride Tricia!!

Rosa that is to cool that your hard work is getting noticed!! Congratulations! You so deserve to brag brag brag!!!! You inspire me soooo

This morning I dusted off the old zumba party dvds..By the way, they are so fun!! It made me realize how out of shape I really am, rats!! it is like my hips are glued in place and my feet forgot how to dance..I ran through a bit of the basic step class only..That kicked my tail feathers. UGH My intention is to practice this a bit every workout this month. I will be joining my daughter and her friends march 8th for a 40th birthday celebration.. Yes my baby will be 40..yikes We are meeting in downtown Boise Id for 2days of fun!! One evening out will include a girls dance party at one of the clubs.. Our daughter and her friends are an extremely fit group, health coaches, yoga instructors, fitness trainers etc...You girls would fit right in!! I need to get into much better shape.. I have been pretty lazy this winter.. Let the training begin!

Keep your brightest light shining!! emoticon

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Had one of those amazing moments that happen sometimes. I had just gotten to aerobics class when this woman came up to me and said, "are you in my yoga class?" Uh Duh we've been taking yoga together for 3 years, but on to the good stuff:

"I didn't recognize you because you've lost so much weight" she says. I say, "awwww thank you". She says stuff like, "my goodness you've really lost a lot of weight and in your face too and that's why I wasn't sure that was you." Etc. Etc. And while I remember every word, I don't want to brag.

It did make me feel good because I have been working really hard to finally make progress. emoticon

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That's so funny! Well, you never know. Cows - not us! Good!

It's kind of funny to think of cows being picky eaters or over eaters. Interesting!

I've been noticing a lot more SUV's and trucks out on the roads here lately too. Makes sense. Enjoy your new truck! Bet you enjoy it. emoticon emoticon



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LOL! I learned about cattle grazing, what we call intensive grazing and mob grazing. What you do is put them in a small space for a day to get them to eat all the grass and not be so picky and then you rotate them to another space. Studies show it is great for the cows, grass and soil. Personally, I don't want to intensify the grazing I do, I would gain like 50 pounds!

We got hit with a snow storm. I left my phone at the office and couldn't get here yesterday. I bought a pick up truck this weekend and get it today. No more stuck for me.

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That's so great that at least you got some worthwhile info out of that long long meeting. Share whatever you think could help the rest of us. I do find myself grazing a lot more during the winter.

Of course, you may be talking about animals grazing, lol, in which case, never mind!

Glad you had a day's respite from the freeze. We're doing ok here with pretty extreme weather. Still walking to the fitness center 5 days a week - so I'm getting my exercise between the 3.8 mile walk and the classes. And on days when it turns out the center is closed because of extreme weather, well, at least I get a walk in.

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Hey everyone! I had an ALL day meeting yesterday, all about grazing in the winter. I learned a few things, but it was a LONG day.

I enjoyed the warmer afternoon yesterday, sprayed all the salt away from my car. It was covered. I am glad we got a little bit of a warm spell so I could. It is back to the deep freeze for today and tomorrow.

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Hope everyone's week goes GREAT!

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The worst thing about snow days (or rain days in San Diego) is bad drivers!

Remember to steer into the same way if you start sliding. But best of all - stay off the roads!

I have walked to the fitness center every day this week and I'm glad I did. I walk in the streets because they are slightly less slippery than the sidewalks (not everyone shovels, the rats!).

Have a great weekend. emoticon

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LOL! No Rosalie, we only got 1.5 inches, but it is so cold, it hasn't gone anywhere. Remember down here if a flake hits the ground people freak out. We aren't used to snow on the roads and most of us are clueless when it comes to driving in it. I am sure up North they laugh at how silly we handle snow. Heat and humidity we can do, snow....ummmm.....no.

I do ok because I remember from driver's ed, go slow and don't slam the brakes. If is is really bad, I just stay home. I can't walk to a store, the nearest grocery is 10 miles away and 4 miles to a gas station. We are very spread out so driving is a necessity but some people have no sense when it comes to driving in bad weather.

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That is a LOT of snow! It must have really dumped on you!

Sounds like you're ready for a cozy weekend at home! Hope you're all stocked up with food.

Enjoy the days off!

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It has been a cold slow week. I am glad today is Friday. The kids finally went back to school today. I figured since they missed this much, why not one more. The roads are still bad in spots, but they went in late, so I guess the system thought it would be ok. I have been working all week and able to get in and out ok which was a blessing. I am going to look at a pick up truck this weekend. It is old, but kept up well and low mileage for a good price. I know the owner and I am hoping it will be a good buy. If the snow here were any deeper, I wouldn't have gotten out in my car.

I hope everyone is staying warm and safe. Have a great weekend!!!!!!!

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Ooooo being without food or power is very worrisome indeed. Hope everyone is cozy comfy soon.

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I did ok yesterday and again this morning. We only got around 2 inches. I know for a lot of you north of me that is no big deal, but it is to us. Say the word snow and folks go crazy. I bet Food Lion has no bread or milk.

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