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Hi Guys - I didn't fall into a black hole ... after the long Adeline weekend, i kept running to do catch-up with work and I/Mike had some doctor appointments during the week as well. There just wasn't enough time it seems this week to keep up. I'm still behind today and hope to make a dent in the database work.

With a 2nd med recheck/blood work - I'm doing better - cholesterol is finally down, but now I'm pre-diabetic as my numbers have risen since last 2 years. So I will be taking Metformin. I had hoped to avoid this (diabetes runs in my family big time) ... but I am hoping that my body agrees with the drug. Yesterday eyes dilated (my vision didn't come back til evening!) and they are the same AMD-wise so that is good.
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Lots of strep throat going around here and coughing too. I'm not sure if I have allergies, sinus or a cold. Hope Abby and Joe are feeling better.

Sorry to hear about Jeanie's sister...

Karen - yes, no manual for aging and health problems. SO many things that I still have the desire to do and just cannot. Sometimes I push myself then I am down for a couple of days.

Jinn - nice that you went to the pool. I am trying to get that on my schedule! Maybe after my Fall Show!

Bobbi - loved your picture.

I'm sure there is more that I don't remember, so I will go back and read again to keep up.

Have a good day and be well. May we all be surrounded by hope and love....

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I started to post yesterday. But had to go pick Abby up from school. The nurse called and said she had a temp of 99.4, headache and stomach ache. I still believe it's sinus problems. Joe started in again and had to get a Zpack. Tues/Wed I coughed all day. It's the change in weather. She seemed fine late afternoon. Maybe she just missed her grandma!

Beautiful, sunny morning. It's suppose to rain tomorrow and get cooler. It's been hot the past few days and I can't wait. The forecast predicts high in the 70's and lows in the 50;s. Sounds great to me.

Jeannie, I remember reading that Marilyn is back in the hospital. So sorry. She's had such a rough time of it. Hope things are better.

No way!! My 'special talents' will remain right here. Ugh. Organizing/cleaning. I no longer have any desire to do that stuff. I do it when I'm forced to do it.

I don't remember what else I read. I got on here early because I have some errands to run today, a little shopping (Yuck!) to do.

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Karen - I tried to talk Babs into a demo at my house too with no success. People with special talents ought to share them, don't you think? emoticon
You have a lot of stressful things going on in your life with your own health issues and now those of your friend Jon. I hope that you can make some time for yourself to refresh and re-energize. You need a break.

Lou- How lovely that you got to make some special memories with your great gran-kids. I am sure they will treasure those memories forever.

Jeanie - sorry to hear about your sister being hospitalized again. I hope she responds quickly to treatment and feels better soon.

Hi Bobbi - enjoy your inspirational posts!

Nothing really new here. Went to the pool and the rain must have kept most people at home in bed as there were only about half as many people as there usually is. I like having a whole lane to myself, so I really don't mind if people stay home, although I do miss the socializing. It's times like this that I am glad that I like to talk to myself!

Hope everyone is looking forward to a fun weekend.
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9/23/16 12:38 P

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Wishing everyone a great Friday and be safe.
A Little Chilly this morning and my toes are Cold..H: 69F L: 50F
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today is Friday and still no fall I love spring and fall I do not like summer or winter Bobbi I love you post they are so positive and uplifting Karen sounds like you are really busy and a little frustrated Hope you will find some tiime to slow down and relax BAbs glad you didn't get the box of snickers I didn't do as well I binged on 4 doughnuts and 1 cream filled now I feel sick I want to remember this feeliing before I eat like this again sweets are my biggesst problem
Jeannie I sure hope that your sister is better Have a great day Lou

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Hi Sparkers! Before I forget, I like the graphics as well. Jeannie, sorry your sister is in the hospital again! Anyone heard from Jackie?
Babs....are you sure you don't want to demonstrate your great cleaning techniques at my house? I could sure use a good example.
Some of you may have seen me mention my employee, Jon, before. He is one of the folks who I have my eye on to take over from me when I retire or croak. His dad was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. He was transported to the hospital yesterday where it was discovered the cancer is in his liver, bones and spine and is well advanced. Jon is trying to figure out end of life things. He has no siblings and his mom died two years ago. Jon is the same age as my son and we are very close. In fact, since I wasn't sleeping last night and I knew from the timing of a FB post that Jon was awake, we were talking through texts from 2:30 is to 3:15ish. Please keep Jon and his family in your prayers. I also had to call him this morning to tell him the board voted last night to make him an assistant Vice President. He was shocked, and even more shocked when I said had a $2000 bonus coming. Poor guy...
I have done what the doc asked me to do. I have more pt scheduled, an annual exam scheduled with the ob/gyn and a bone density test set up. Each day I am more and more painfully aware of things I could do yesterday that I can no longer do. It is depressing and frustrating. Each day I get up and wonder which body part is going to start hurting first. At least I woke up, lol!
I have done awful with eating and there have been few NSVs, sorry to say. I will try to do better!
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Even though I don't talk this way (being from the North...haha), I can't help saying this: Happy Fall, y'all!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Jeannie,
Your very welcome for the wonderful pix's I post here.

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Good afternoon, everyone! I just read back to my last post and it was way back on the 18th! I was sure I'd written since then, but since there isn't anything here, guess it didn't happen!

Lou, nice to see you and to hear you had a good visit with your family. Sure glad to hear the swelling in your feet has gone down. I bet it was pretty uncomfortable, too.

So...I can see Lou's post and promptly forgot what else I had read, so won't even try. I know Bobbi has been posting some uplifting pictures and graphics. Thanks, Bobbi.

Babs, I know you left an update and I think Lois did, too, but shoot...just don't have the energy to go back to check what you said! LOL!

My sister is back in the hospital. Seems to happen about every 2 months. I drove up to see her today. The good thing is that I think she looks better than she has other times when she was in and I'm hoping that means the infection isn't as bad this time. They drew blood for a blood culture while I was there...she's such a hard stick...they always have trouble. Anyway, glad I went up and hope I'm not mis-reading the situation and seeing things more positively than they are.

Take care, friends. I'm working hard at staying true to my food plan, although you know there are always times that doesn't seem to work very well of any of us. We just have to keep trying our best and making the most out of our individual situations. Love you all. xoxo Jeannie

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I have been missing in action My GD and family visited for a week She has 5 children ages 11months to 13 years They all have allergies of different kinds the total of 7 different ones Alittle hard to cook for them We did have a great time I taught 4 of them to make quilted wall hangings they had a good tiime and so did I ate a lot of salt because I didnt leave the chips alone My feet swelled up about 5 x the sze they should have been They are down now I lost 6 pounds of water I am back on the trail again Hope everyone is doing good Lou

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Bobbi, I was just thinking about how fall begins tomorrow. 2 great minds??

I was also thinking about what I can do to keep the momentum going. Keep myself focused, excited, motivated and positive! I'm certainly working on all of that.

I seem to have the best intentions, plans, everything - and then I just fizzle out. What in the world makes me do that? I find excuses, but that's just what they are: Excuses!

Don't get me wrong. I haven't bought cases of Snickers and peanuts! Oh, it does sound so good though. I just seem to be lethargic sometimes. I will say - no excuse just a fact - that I sometimes get that way with the change of seasons. Fall can do it to me even though it's my favorite time of year. I've told myself for years that it's because it's dark earlier in the evening and later in the morning. Could that be true?

My solution is to get OUTSIDE more. I read so much and I do read healthy magazines, i.e. Yoga, Health, Dr. Oz, Eating Well . . . My gosh I read a lot! If I could only retain all of it I'd be brilliant. At any rate, there's a lot to be said for breathing fresh air - breathing period. It does have an effect on our energy level.

Bottom line. I'm working diligently to move more often in small increments. I'll keep you posted. emoticon (Just kidding. I'm awake!)

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Another hot day and autumn will be here on Thursday 9/22/16 and still have some,
hot day here and around the corner but I get up early so I can enjoy the nice cool,
weather in the early mornings with my hubby out on the front porch.

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No way. No how!! No demonstrations on cleaning basements, getting organized.

I hope to have more time to chat later, like during lunch maybe. I have a webinar that begins in 5 minutes. I am not excited about it. It's about ACA, which is medical insurance and reporting. Talk about boooorrrring!



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Lois,
Your very welcome for my post on my inspiration glad you were inspired,
by it I love those quotes as well and glad you were inspired too.

Hope everyone had a great Monday and is being healthy.

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Been busy trying to stay dry. I have also been busy getting prepared for the 2016 Fall 5% Challenge. There is lots to do, but I am finding that it is really helping me to get serious about my weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey. I think it is just what I needed.
Tonight for dinner I am throwing together spaghetti with a meat sauce - by throwing together I mean I brown some ground beef and then throw in a jar of pasta sauce. Once in a while I get serious and actually make the sauce, but I find that the sauce I buy is very tasty and it saves a lot of time. I also was given a butternut squash so I will be making squash soup this week sometime - just a small batch as my Mom is not too crazy about it, but I enjoy it. And as I am the chief cook and bottle washer, we eats what I make!

Jeanie - sorry to hear about your sister. It is good that they keep you informed though. We do gets lots of rain here - it is similar to Seattle which is only about a 2 hour drive from where I live.

Babs - now that you are experienced in cleaning and tidying up basements would you like to bring your skills over to my house?!! I could use a demonstration!
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Bobbi - enjoyed your post about the one small positive thing - that was a great inspiration to me today.

Lois - Happy emoticon

Lilly has set her spark page to private, so I am not sure what is happening with her.

I hope everyone is off to a great start this week!
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Jeannie, glad to see the update on Marilyn. Sorry to see about the falls. That has to be a great concern for you. Of course, it doesn't make her happy either. Still doing Silver Sneakers? I haven't made it to the pool in a few weeks now. I miss it too.

Lois, happy emoticon . The time has flown; hasn't it? You are on the right track now. That's what you need to focus on.

I do love my Spark Friends. This team is fantastic.

Beautiful day here. My days off this week wore me out but I feel good about it. ''

Happy start of a new week.

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FIVE years on Spark. Spark saved my life when I found it in 2011..... Using the food tracker, finding great people who cheered me on, finding great encouragers who had "walked" the path like Indygirl and Tublady! were amazing,,, and finding this great team and the wonderful people on here... which brings to me some sadness, as I think about those who have "left" us during this time.

But, I "won" for a couple of years in the "fat-war" and then I fell into a "hole" filled with "goodies!" Thankfully, I have reentered on the winning side of losing again and am headed in the downward direction...

Thank you all for the wonderful "cheers," "Spark goodies," and uplifting messages. You all are THE BEST!!!

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Hope you're all having a sunny, fantastic Sunday. It's beautiful again today, but I think there is rain all around us!

Babs, how great is it that you have your basement all organized! Soon you'll be painting and scultping and crafting and whatever else it is you want to do. That's pretty awesome! Poor Joe...hope his toe heals quickly and that he doesn't have any more trouble with it. I agree..."yuck!!"

Jineane, hope your weather improved by today. Don't you folks get quite a lot of rain in your area? Your back yard and deck sounded just wonderful when you talked about your bird feeders, trees, etc. I had to chuckle at what you said about your passport. We are the same way. Got ours renewed several years ago "just in case." I'm not sue what the "in case" might be, but just in case, we wanted to be prepared.

Karen, sounds like your new PCP is a winner!! Hopefully, things will continue to work out for you. It's time you had some appropriate attention to your medical issues. Sure hope you enjoyed your time spent with DD and SIL this weekend and that the weather has been good. You asked about my sister...well...everything seems to be about the same. she thought Marilyn's bursitis was improving on its own and she decided not to do an injection. I'm thankful, as getting her on and off the table would have been nearly impossible. Had a call from the nursing home a couple days ago telling me she had slipped to the floor...not a fall really, as she was transferring from chair to wheelchair and just bent forward too far. They eased her to the floor and no harm done really, but they always call no matter what. They do take good care of her.

Bobbie, cute graphics. Where did Lilly go? Haven't seen her around for a few days. CJ, have missed you, too. Hope some of our other friends pop in soon. Jackie, eager to hear how your weekend went, too.

Take care, all...love and hugs from me to you! xoxo Jeannie

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So much for my days off. I'm exhausted!

Thursday was dentist, hair cut/perm, groceries, dance class (Abby, of course). Friday was a little laundry, get organized here and Abby had a half day of school. Joe had a foot problem and went to the doctor. He lost a toenail about 3 years ago. Banged his toe into the door on accident and lost the nail. He was having a hard time with it and had to go to his MD. She put 3 shots in the toe and cut the whole thing off again. He said 'relief!' I said 'yuck.' So we finished Friday with a movie evening - Conjuring 2. Yikes!! Yesterday we finished the basement. I'm so happy to have it all organized again. I don't have plans to make it beautiful. I'm fine with the basement the way it is. It's a nice, big basement with our 'stuff' and I can get to all of my art things now. See me smile? Joe has a projector and screen down there. I asked about setting up my laptop and viewing painting, sculpting DVD's on the screen. He said if we buy 'whatever it is' kind of projector. I said 'Sold!!' I'm excited about that. I also have 3 drawing classes that I bought through 'Craftsy' that I can do via the screen and my laptop. See me smiling! emoticon

I saw some pictures on FB of Jackie and her SA friends. Looks like a fun time to me.

Everyone's busy. Karen, happy to see that you have your medical issues under control and made some changes. Good for you.

Hope everyone is doing well. I'm worn out and ready for work tomorrow!!

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Karen,
Yes I did I had other names.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.



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Have you got any plans for the weekend? It is raining quite hard here today - thankfully I have no reason to have to go out in it. Instead I am going to spend my day/weekend being productive at home. I have a stack of paper clutter to sort through. I am going to do some healthy meal planning for the coming week. And I am going to plan and write out my goals for next week. That should keep me busy till the end of the month (I tend to procrastinate).
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Hi Bobbi....did you used to be on here under a different name? Your picture looks so familiar!
Hugs.
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Wishing everyone a great Friday and going into the weekend. (make it healthy)



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JinLynn....my husband and I love hockey. We follow the Senators and have a soft spot for the Redwings, but we don't know why. We both grew up in Massachusetts and followed the Bruins for years. About 13 or 14 years ago our kids sent us to Ottawa in the dead of winter. We went to a Sens game and were hooked. We usually go to two or three games a season. We almost always hit the Hockey Day in Canada game if the Sens are at home on that day. This year they're not, but Montreal is so we are driving up there and watching them play the Jets. We also have tickets for the very last Sens game at the end of the season. My guess is that it might be Chris Neil's last game. I have a hunch he will retire at the end of the season. My favorite all time player besides Bobby Orr, is Daniel Alfredsson. In fact, I have a cocker spaniel name Alfredsson! His number is being retired on 12/29 but the tickets to that game were way to expensive, even with the rate of exchange in our favor.
Yes, I did get my hair cut, not much shorter than my normal. I did have it highlighted very subtly. So subtle, in fact, that no one noticed, lol!
Got through the last batch of auditors, Babs. Expecting more in a couple of weeks. When I left the office earlier today my work was almost caught up. That is a miracle.
Jeannie, what did the doctor say about your sister? Is she still doing well? Did you get any veggies from your plants this year?
Jackie, how is Mike's foot doing? Glad you got a chance to see Christopher even if it was a short visit. We are leaving in the morning to drive to our oldest child's house for the weekend. She is in Jericho Vermont which is getting fairly close to the Canadian border. Her husband is competing in a Spartan race this weekend with his brother. They have lived up there for a little over a month so far and love it. It is in the heart of the Green Mountains and she spends a lot of time hiking in the mountains with one of the three dogs. She invited us to come up, so we figured, why not? I love seeing her. He will be 42 in May and she will be 40 in March. Heard from the other daughter today as well. She is in Texas and is going to be 38 in October. The last is a son who will be 35 in March. He is the hardest to stay in touch with during the summer months. He lives in Boston and works for the television network that covers the Red Sox. He produces all the broadcasts and is on the road a lot. Calms down a little in the winter, when he does the same job for the Bruins and college hockey. His girlfriend does the same kind of thing for the Patriots. The one in Texas does HR for a multinational company. God bless her!
Time to go pack a few things for the trip tomorrow.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Hi Sparkers! Some of you who have known me for a number of years know of my ups and downs with the medical community. I recently fired my PCP after nearly 20 years. Today was my first appointment with my new PCP, a naturopath. What a difference! He and I talked for over an hour and he actually listened. I am now scheduled for a bone scan, he has 4 vials of blood for various tests, has written doctor's orders to my PT person so my manual lymph drainage sessions can continue and is searching for a cardio vascular physician to see if we can get a diagnosis of Lipedema from a traditional Doctor. Our next appointment will be him sharing the results of all the bloodwork and a more traditional examination. I am very pleased so far. He realizes there is no cure for Lipedema, but his focus will be doing whatever we can to keep it from progressing past the stage 3/4 it looks like I am in.
Now that I am posting I will be able to scroll down and see what you all have been up to!
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Clouds may be rolling in and turning the skies grey, but my spirit is still yellow and blue, like a beautiful autumn day!

Went down to the nearest passport office today and renewed my passport. My old one expires on Sept 20 and although I have no plans to travel anywhere I like to be prepared - in case I just suddenly decided to do something wild and spontaneous! However, I just paid a rather large bill to have our back deck repaired and the vinyl decking replaced, so it will be awhile before I have the cash to go anywhere. My heart is willing, but my wallet is empty!
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Good evening, all!! Another couple of busy days. Yesterday I had an appt with my nurse practitioner in the morning and then the afternoon was spent getting to my sister's (about 75 miles from me) and meeting up with her for a doctor's appt that had been scheduled at 4 pm. Richard went along since it was late in the day. We stopped for some supper before heading for home. Got back here about 8. So the day flew by. Today has, too, and except for going to the Y for some water work, I didn't get much accomplished. Well...I did wash all the bedding from the bottom up, but that's about it.

Bobbi and Lilly, you two rank right up there with CJ with the great pics/messages. CJ has been pretty busy lately and hasn't had a chance to stop by much, but she, too, always has great uplifting messages for us. Thank you all for sharing.

Babs, I wish I worked with you!! I bet any one of us could make it a fun day with you. Enjoy the days off...hopefully, you'll get a little time to yourself. You will look beautiful after you get your curls!!

Jineane, hope you enjoy the 5% challenge. I've done quite a few of them. I did sign up again this time. Have taken off a few of them since I felt I had too much stuff going on. It's a great way to integrate all the things we know we should be doing to be getting healthier.

Jackie, I checked out the website, too, but I could only pick you out in one of the pictures...unless I missed you. Is that because you were taking the pics? So, so neat...have fun on your harmony weekend. I've always wished I had a singing talent...sigh...I must have some other talents somewhere, don't you think??

Karen, how about a hair pic? Are you still wearing yours quite short? I've had mine cut shorter again in the last year. So much easier for me to take care of, and I'm definitely into "easy."

Oh my...hummingbirds and other birds...since we moved to the condo, there haven't been too many birds around. The trees just aren't big enough yet, but there has been a lot of growth this year, so I'm hoping we'll soon have some safe places for them to nest and eat at the feeders. I miss that a lot...no shortage at our previous house.

Need to get the supper dishes all cleaned up, so better cut and run. Hope you all are having a great evening. I think of you all so often! Hugs and love, Jeannie

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Hello Friends, I hope everyone is having a good day and making better changes for a healthier life style. I also want to Thank the one's who have stopped by my page and giving me support and showing you care. God bless all!





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Welcome to the 5% Challenge, Jineane. Good luck and happy to have you with us.

Jackie, great website but then you do a great PR job! Have a fun weekend.

I'm making progress here but my desk is certainly a mess. I had it all cleaned up and organized before I took time off.

Looking forward to the weekend. I get my curls back tomorrow. Alleluia. I hate to mess with my hair. I really should do a little more with make-up. I lack color the older I get!!

I said quite sometime ago that I was going to get back to using the different creams on my skin - face, hands, legs - but I didn't stick with it. It's time to really think long and hard about what makes ME happy. What makes me feel good about myself. I think that could be a key to my good health. I need to just Snap To It!! emoticon See how good I'd look??

Have a great day and make it a fun day. That's another one of my goals. Every day should have a bit of 'fun' in it. I realize it won't be all day, but I can handle minutes! Again, baby steps.

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Babs - over the past few years we have some hummingbirds that are becoming year round residents of our area (Anna's Hummingbirds). We can get some colder weather and occasional snow falls so it is always amazing to me that these little birds choose to stay. I keep the feeders full and bring them in at night when it is cold so the liquid doesn't freeze.

Jackie - time to show off your new bathers and cover-up! And the pool if great for the joints - it takes a lot of the stress of them.

Not much to report on here, except I have decided to try a challenge team. I have joined the 2016 Fall 5% Challenge which starts Sept 24th. I haven't done a challenge before so it will be interesting to see how it goes.
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Hello all ... glad to see you all!

Let's see Babs-Jinn are in the pool - sounds wonderful. I keep saying I need to do this. I got as far as purchasing a swim suit & cover up, now to haul myself to town to signup for Silver Sneakers again.

MMM, pumpkin pie ... Sounds good - I had some homemade pumpkin/walnut cake which was good. I just love pumpkin!

Karen - if you are changing your hair, please post a picture!

Got a lot to catch up before I leave for Harmony Weekend in Cleveland OH for Sweet ADelines, so I got to get to it.

Though I feel more like chatting, LOL .... If you want to check us out on Facebook - Battle Creek Sweet Adelines or our new web: htttp://battlecreeksweetadelines.org

I'll try to post before I leave on Thurs (or is it Friday), LOL Have a good day.

Nice to see new people chatting and sharing!



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It is an absolutely gorgeous morning. Sunny, not humid, 66 degrees. It will warm up, of course, but the worst of the heat/humidity is over. I certainly hope it is! The leaves are falling now too and it is getting dark earlier and earlier. Fall is upon us my friends.

I'm glad yesterday is over. It's always hard to return and I'm still way behind but it's better. The good thing about taking off now is that my workload has shifted due to working PT. he, he. So when I return I don't have dozens of things waiting.

I filled the hummingbird feeder for the last time last week. They are still here but my mom always said 9/15 and they're pretty much heading away from us. I love watching them. So tiny, moving so fast. Summer fun.

Yes, this is a chatty team and I love it too. I'm happy that you are enjoying it too.

So your Bible study begins today. I belonged to a group several years ago that met during Lent and Advent. I couldn't fit in one that met during the day all year - or most of the year. I enjoyed it. Chocolate cake too - yum!

I'm planning on making pumpkin pie (and for me just the pie filling). I'm not sure what day, but on my days off. Sounds good. I use SF brown sugar which eliminates a lot of the calories. I love it!

Highlights? Did I read that Karen's getting highlights - or who? I used to get my hair highlighted. Did it for many, many years until too much grey (actually white) started appearing. I just let it grey. Thursday I get a perm. Much needed perm!

Time to get working. Have a fantastic pre-fall day!

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I think this is the chattiest team I belong to and I love reading up on everyone's posts and discovering new things about you all. It is a good way to get to know one's team mates - almost like chatting with family.

Goldierose - I am glad you are enjoying this team - we are a nice bunch of folks if I say so myself. emoticon

Bobbi - thanks for sharing the beautiful motivational/inspirational photos/posts. They always brighten up my day and give me something to reflect on.

Babs - glad to hear that you were able to enjoy some good times visiting with your sister. & congrats on the weight loss!

Lois - farming is hard work and takes dedication and I think that people don't realize what is all involved on getting our food and produce to the stores/markets. I know I grumble about the price of things, but I think that when I stop and consider how much work is involved in planting, growing and harvesting crops it is really a wonder that things don't cost more.

Karen - I don't watch baseball or other team sports, but if I did I would have to support the Blue Jays just because they are the only major league team in Canada. We do have some football up here in Canada, but the most popular sport is hockey. We have our Vancouver Canucks here where I live, although I am not much of a hockey fan either. I tend to like individual sports - tennis, swimming, or biking. I will be getting my hair done this Thursday & I find it is fun to try new hairstyles too. I always tell myself that if I don't like it, it is just hair and it will grow out or I can have it cut off. I hope you like the highlights you get. Maybe you will share a photo of your new do!

CJ & Jackie - spending time with friends and family is the best treats of all and I am happy that you both got time to spend with those who are close to you. And how wonderful to have all ages together to celebrate special events like birthdays.

I am having a relaxing start to my week. Got up and went to the pool this morning - it is a good way for me to exercise with my arthritic joints and to maintain my mobility. My back is much better that it was last weekend, but still not totally pain free yet. I always have some back issues, just not everyday like it has been.
Tomorrow afternoon my ladies Bible study group will begin again for the fall. They meet at my home so that my Mom can join in if she feels up to it. And if she is feeling under the weather, I am still able to keep an eye on her. It works well. We will be starting a study on the book of James. I think I will bake a cake for our kick off day - probably chocolate. It is best for me to bake when there will be other folks around to help consume it - otherwise I would end up eating the whole thing!!
We are having some lovely sunny weather to begin fall with - not a cloud in the sky today. Tomorrow some men are coming to replace the vinyl decking on our back porch - it is a big deck (11' by 35') and is in need of some TLC. I have gotten all my plants and furniture moved off it - thanks to some friends from church- and it is now taking up all the space in our one car garage. So my poor Blanche (my white chevy Malibu) is spending these days in the driveway. It is a two day job so by Wednesday Blanche will be sleeping inside again.
I am not sure all my bird friends will like having the men out there working. I will have to take down all my bird feeders. I feed the birds all year as it is one of the things that my Mom and I enjoy. It is entertaining to watch all the different kinds of birds that come to my feeders. I usually have 5 feeders out - I serve shelled & crushed sunflower seed, suet, peanuts, a cylinder of mixed seeds & nuts and a hummingbird feeder - something for everyone! I think I probably have the best bird café in town! And of course the neighbourhood squirrels like to come by and do clean up for me. They are pretty good at picking up anything that falls onto the deck. Sometimes they get up and look in the windows which greatly annoys my cats. My girls (cats) are indoor cats yet they object to any critter (cat, squirrel or racoon) who comes around the house. There have been a good many cat fights at the windows - it is hard to say who the winner is, but at least there is no blood spilt.

I hope everyone is off to a great week.
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Back at work and boy is there 'work!!' It's OK. I'm fortunate to have such a good job.

I'm getting back to being myself again. Sounds odd to say that, but I'm feeling better from being sick. Had a talk with myself about my 'funk time' and decided it's up to me! Yes, I'll always have my down times, etc. but I cannot let it really get me down. I realize that. So here I am getting back to 'life.'

Who's going for a skinny vanilla latte?? I know I read that - Jackie? I love them. So good and what a wonderful treat - or as Jeannie put it 'a true NSV.

So you (Jeannie) have butterflies too. They're beautiful this year. They brighten up my yard and my world.

Back to work. Maybe I'll have more time to chat tomorrow.

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Happy Monday!

Wow, Jackie...that is a true NSV...no scones or treats. Just spending time with a friend is often treat enough! Have fun with your SA today.

CJ, fun birthday celebrations again! With so many in your family/extended family, I bet you could have a party every week! Lovely you can get together and have fun like that.

Lois, Jackie is right...it's wonderful to get some new things and know that you feel better and look better. Not good to wear things "hanging off" your body! I was reading about your upcoming trip to Iowa. Sounds like you'll be driving. Stop by if you're coming my way! You're getting all your plans together, and that's great. Good for you!

Karen, busy girl...love that you are always on the go. I like your idea of changing out the bedroom to give you more storage. We actually downsized our deep freeze to a much smaller one. We had a lot of empty space in the big one and without a big garden, we were never going to fill it. We love it so far. Good luck with the new PCP!!

Babs, I know you're swamped at work. Hope you can make good progress today and soon be back on top of things! It was worth it for you, though...having days off is always good for the body and soul.

Oh, Babs...I wanted to mention about the butterflies!! Yes, we have had ever so many, but mostly out at our little city garden plot. I think it's because Richard planted thousands of zinnia seed we had saved from last year. We were out there yesterday and the butterflies were having a hey day...every color and size you can imagine. Loved it!

Went to the GS's football game yesterday. Started off kind of shaky, but in the end, they won the game. Such an improvement over last year when they didn't even score a point the entire season. Ian even scored a touchdown, so he was really happy.

Off to the pool soon, so I need to shut this down. Have a wonderful week, everyone. And, oh yes...thanks to all of you for posting such pretty pictures for us. You notice I don't do that, so I'm happy you all do!! Love and hug!!



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Good Day Monday all ... lovely pictures Goldie Rose, Summer & CJ!

Lois - treat yourself -- you're worth it! I find that I feel oh so better about myself with nicer clothes. And when I do release them, I picture the person getting them to be so happy.

Karen - busy, busy, gal always! Hope all goes well with auditors - but especially doctor appts.

Quick work, spruce up for Adelines - then my SA buddy and I are going for coffee before chorus to catch up. I will have a skinny vanilla latte and NO cookies or scones!

I hope you all have a good day, Jackie


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Hope everyone had a great weekend, I got to see a lot of family, had a party on Saturday for 2 of my Grandchildren, 1 GGS and one extended family who was 80 this year, she was my oldest daughters mother in law. So we had quit a age different, my two grandchildren were 34 and 26 a brother and sister, then a 3year old GGS, and the lady who is 80,

I'm still trying hard to work on NSV's and loosing weight also, sometimes it works and then sometimes not.

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Well, I wanted to wear a newer shirt to church this morning, but the pants would have gone with it were sx 16... and altho I shimmied them on, I was fearful that for a quick trip to the bathroom would have ended poorly!! So, after church, I went shopping at one of my favorite store: Catherine's and got a 0Xpetite on quite easily. I'm still thick around the middle so with an elastic waist, they are fine. One is the wrong color, so I will have to exchange it when I go to town again. Then I may stop at Penny's -- I did find some fun things at Penny's when I went there this summer... Macy's has been good, too :) I was going to Goodwill, but decided to treat myself with something new!

Not a lot accomplished today.. I must concentrate on my paper project and GET IT DONE! and then to the next list of projects!!

Hope all had a great day!!

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Hi Sparkers! My memory is much like Babs. Having a quiet day at home. Watching the Red Sox play and hopefully they beat the Blue Jays. They are having quite a race in that division. Tonight is the Patriots, sans cutie Tom Brady for the first four games. I finally put dinner in the crock pot and vacuumed. I didn't do a really thorough vacuuming, but now at least when I see a ball of fur on the floor I know it is really the cat and not just fur, lol. There is a show on PBS at 8 that I want to watch, but I don't remember what it is!
Jim did some yard work and now he is in the shower. He muttered something about shaving off his full beard and just keeping his mustache. Whatever....his face, his rules. Tomorrow night I have a hairdresser appointment and am going to have my hair highlighted for the very first time. Always an adventure!
Yesterday we went to BJs again stocking up on sale items of things we normally use. I had a bunch of coupons as well and saved $80. As far as meat, though, I will still shop the local sale. I will do the same for fresh produce. There is a deli market opening down the street from me on 10/5 and I am curio to see what they will have to offer. BJs is half an hour away. We determined that we needed to buy a small chest freezer and may do that in the coming weeks. I would like to get rid of the bed in the spare room and buy more shelving units to hold excess groceries. I know in the long run this will cost us far less and also means we won't have to spend a long time in the grocery stores. We will save, also, because I will be cooking more and eating out less.
I had a mammogram on Friday and will see my new PCP on this coming Friday. I also have a follow up with my breast surgeon on the 26th, but I am not expecting any surprises.
Babs, I am so glad you got to visit with your sister! And Jackie, you got to see Christopher, I know how hard it is to be away from your kids...none of mine live close by. In fact, the daughter in Texas I only see at Christmas.
Tomorrow we have auditors again, but not in my specific department. I do have to figure out which branch I want them to audit later in the week. I just had them do the main office and one other one. Maybe this time I will choose the one who just lost a teller. That would make sense..
Jeannie, I am glad your sister seems to be doing ok. For the newer members, the reason I don't mention your names is because I can't keep you all straight in my mind, I am really glad you are part of the team, though. This is one really nice group of folks.
Hi, Theresa, just in case you are reading the chat. I know I see you in FB, but I miss hearing your Bumpy stories in chat. He is so funny and I loved the picture on FB of him on the first day of school. Looked as excited as a little kid!
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Sparkling Sunday. Sad day of remembering what happened 15 years ago. Unbelievable.

It's a beautiful day. Cooler. Sunny.

Went to the to the grocery store. I've got laundry going. Back to work tomorrow. So I have plenty to do today. I've got to get back in the swing of things here!!

Is it just here or has anyone else had the most beautiful butterflies this summer? They are so pretty and big! We've had a lot of leaves falling here too.

My memory is still on vacation. I don't remember all the posts. Tomorrow will be a busy workday. So I may just get a quick post but I'll get back to where I should be soon.

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Good day Sunday morning everyone, I hope you are enjoying yourselves.

Nice to see you back Babs!

Lois, the prices here are really good for vegetables and fruit. I wonder why they differ so much over the different places in the country.

Jeannie, nope not singing this weekend. We will be going to Harmony weekend this upcoming Friday through Sunday! I'm really looking forward to that. It's held in Cleveland Ohio, so another road trip.

The weather here has cooled down quite a bit finally! The humidity is low to which makes sleeping so much easier.

Mike's been OK with this tooth extraction, he's been sleeping a lot which is normal. But still we have the ongoing issue of his leg and feet. Makes it hard for him to walk and he's often in pain.

Have a beautiful Sunday everyone talk to you soon, Jackie. PS, I hope everyone has a good weigh in or NSV tomorrow

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Well.... reading Jeanne's posts, I think of Iowa, then I think of fall harvest,,,, then I think of the prices of the harvest....
AND THEY STINK RIGHT NOW, especially corn... yuk!
I don't know how the farmers make any money. I talked to one guy last night and at this time the corn is 50 cents/bushel below his break even level... And they have to harvest to hopefully get as much money as they can to cover their expenses and hopefully enough money to start next year's work (and some left to live on).
I have a farm up in NW Iowa,,,, and I'm learning a lot doing 50:50 with my nephew....
No one in the family wants the building site on the farm, so I'm going to try to sell it, because with it being empty, it's deteriorating! Sad to see. Lots of emotions thinking of my parent's investment of money and time and work is being sold and not kept in the family -- but that's life, I guess. Anyway, I'll probably be in Iowa sometime in October to finalize the sale of the building sight -- I pray for GOOD weather!

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I did, Babs!! Knew you had days off. So glad your sister came to visit. Great to have family time. Congrats on the WL this week, too.

Bobbi, the pic you posted today is so pretty. Lavender is my favorite all time color...and fragrance!

Lilly (is it one or two "l"s?), it's great to have you with us. We love having new friends. Are you an Ohio State fan? Football season is upon us and we're looking forward to a great season here in Iowa. The Hawkeyes play tonight in about 30 minutes!

Jineane, you are absolutely right about the earthquakes with so many being reported. I was hoping we'd hear from CJ and if they had any damage from the last earthquake. She lives in NE Oklahoma.

Jackie, wondered if you're singing this weekend??

It's a gorgeous day. Sunny, cool, low humidity. Great football weather. Tomorrow our 5th grade DGS has his first football game of the season. It's in the afternoon, so it will be a fun way to spend a couple hours. At the end of the season, I dread them...too cold!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and coming week! Love and hugs, Jeannie

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Did you miss me? I missed all of you.

My sister was here Thurs/Friday night with a couple grandkids. It was fun but I'm sure tired now!

I lost 1/2#. I'm happy with that.

It's great to see several posting again. I was missing everyone. This will be short because I'm tired and now I have some errands to run. Got laundry going. AND it's back to work on Monday. I did enjoy my time off.

We've had heavy rain and some storms the past couple of days. Now the temp is beginning to drop. Well thank goodness!!

I'll try to catch up on posts, but sometimes that's impossible.

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LOVE all the great posters!!

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Jeannie,
I didn't know their was such a thing until I read it on one of my teams,
boy their is something for everyday.



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I just wanted to say, how much I am enjoying this team. I like reading all the different things that are said. I hope everyone has a great weekend. God bless you all.





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emoticon Just a rather lazy day here. Spent most of it reading and trying to ignore the chores that are piling up!
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Jeanie, yes I do live in BC just across the border from Sumas Wash (about 2 hours north of Seattle). "They" have been warning us about the chances of a big earthquake for years, but fortunately, we have only gotten little ones so far. But depending on where they are situated they can give us a good thump and bump sometimes. It seems like these days there are earthquakes being reported all over the planet.

Lois - all that reading about different diets sounds like it could be confusing. I guess it is a matter of finding something that works for you and then sticking to it. And that can take a lot of trial and error sometimes.

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I've been reading more on nutrition and diets....
Fascinating......
I got a book "Dr. Gundry's Diet Revolution"
His theory is eating 5x/day, kinda low carb, but low fat,, and he talks about retraining our genes.
Then today I got Bulletproof Diet which is rather high fat....
I've read the Keto Diet --
I've read many others... and each has a "perfect" answer :) emoticon

All so fascinating,,, and I agree, we have to find out what works for us as individuals!
My choices keep evolving.... as I miss some of the things from my "former life." thankful that doesn't include sugar....

Guess learning will never stop :)
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It's a beautiful September day after a day full of thunderstorms and rain. Lovely sky and not quite as humid, but tomorrow...the old stuff returns. Soon it will be cold weather and wind chills that we worry about! LOL

Bobbi, I didn't know that there was a special day for excusing someone or pardoning them. Good to know!!

Jackie, sounds like Christopher has a fantastic trip coming up in a few months! Wow...Australia and Fiji. We still have some acquaintances in Australia...our son, John's friends...and a lot of the younger people vacation frequently on Fiji. Sounds like an amazing place to me. I'm officially a little jealous!! emoticon Hope Mike got along okay with his tooth extraction.

Jineane, I had forgotten that you live in Canada! I know you said just north of the border. Are you in BC? I also didn't realize you'd have so many tremors in your area. I always think of California as the place where you'd notice them, but not north so much. Do you ever have any damage? Sure hope your back is still feeling better. Back pain is a real pain...literally! Been there, too.

Babs, hope you are well and truly over that awful summer cold you had. Hopefully this longer break has been good for you and that you were able to get some good rest.

Karen, I've noticed on the Friend Feed that you've been having trouble sleeping again. I hope that has resolved some by now, too.

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"Happy Thursday everyone"
Wishing everyone a great Thursday and hope everyone's day is going great,
and hope you all are staying on track and eating healthy.

Today is "Pardon Me Day Or Excuse Me Day"

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Hello Team,
Wanna wish everyone a great Wednesday night and hope everyone is getting,
settled in for the night...I know I am trying to get my bed turned back and getting,
my water took with my meds...had a great day today with my family.

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Hello friends .. Happy Wednesday .. .thought I'd chat a bit before my evening coaching class that I teach.

Jeannie/Babs - boy, you guys were rocking and rolling, eh! We seldom get them here - the last time we did - Mike felt it in the living room, but I felt nothing in my office! Glad everyone is ok.

Had a lovely visit with Christopher. So good to see him even for a few hours. It was a hot day for the drive, and I was really tired last night after driving there and back. Love hearing about his life and travels. He and a friend are going to Australia and then Fiji this November! He showed pictures of his hotel in Sydney and hut (not really - outside, nothing much - inside, WOW) in the Fiji islands (Bulu or something like that). Oh the beaches, palm trees....

Mike cracked his tooth in half, had to go to the dentist to get it pulled this morning! Good thing it wasn't yesterday.

JIn - good for you for an hour of walking and exercises! The hot tub was a nice finish!

Well, got to go get my teacher brain on (LOL) ... good evening all.

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My back is doing better today so I got myself back to the pool for an hour of walking and exercises. Then finished off with 20 minutes in the hot tub. So relaxing. Now I am just catching up on Spark Team/friends and watching the rain fall outside my bedroom window.

Babs - glad to hear that you are feeling better - and just in time to enjoy the earthquake. I live in the Pacific Northwest just north of the Canada/USA border and we get a fair number of tremors up here. We had one late last night as I was just settling into my bed - not very big, but enough to know what it was.

Lois - thanks for the link to the dancing video - had a great beat and made me want to get up and move. Music really is great for the soul.

Karen - sounds like you had a lovely trip and when you enjoy your wine it will bring back pleasant memories of your trip.

Jackie - got to hate those dang mosquitos - hasn't been too bad around my area this year - I think the air pollution has killed off most of them! I hope you had a lovely visit with your son.

Jeanie - Sounds like you had a nice time with family, although quite busy. I hope you can find time to relax and refocused on whatever your "normal" is.

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
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Good morning, everyone!! Thanks, Bobbi...yes, it is time for ME to get back on track, that's for sure. Even though I wasn't too far off, I was wobbling around there for several days. Glad to be back into a more regular routine. Today I'll go to the pool for an hour and begin to get caught up on some other things here at home. emoticon

Jackie, many people around here felt the earthquake, but none of us at our house. I felt a pretty strong one when we lived in Ohio about 30 years ago. Just an odd feeling. I'm hoping to hear a report from CJ about their experience with it!! Oh yes...on another note...I hope thinking about me when you're having your eye "shot" helps take your mind off things a little!! emoticon

Lou, hope things are going well for you, too, now that Labor Day is over. Always good to hear from you, too.

I'm missing some of our many friends...a lot of people haven't checked in recently, although some do on the challenge thread. Hello to each and everyone!! Time to get moving here and get a couple things done before I head off to the Y. Oh wait...I wanted to mention that I spent 5 minutes dancing this morning! Yes!! I used to do that a lot, but 5 minutes was all I could manage today. I'm hoping to build up my stamina again and do more of it...cheap to do, no one to watch me, I pick the music I like and kick up my heels (sort of)! LOL!! emoticon

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Just wanna wish everyone a great Tuesday after "Labor-Day" and now its time to,
get yourself back on track in-case some got off track...drink your water and eat healthy.

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hi everyone I have had a quiet Labor day with not labor and it was great trying to track more carefully I want not to gain any weight I jumped up 6 # and then lost 3 # the next day hopefully by weigh in day I can be back down to base line and not gain The cool weather has been great but the heat is coming back Babs I hope you enjoyed your quiet time and that your cold is better Jackie I am glad that your eyes are better Have a great week Lou

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Only have a minute before the kids come back from whatever it is they're doing now. Mark and Kim arrived from Florida about noon on Saturday and it has been a whirlwind of activity since then...way too much going on for this old lady! LOL. Anyway, all is well here, although as usual...too much food and too much piecing, as my Grandma used to call it. Anyway, they leave tomorrow morning and I'm hoping we'll have things back to NORMAL soon. (Does anybody know what normal is???)

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Happy Labor Day dear friends.

Lois, you and Jim have some busy, busy weekends - but full of fun and different events. Sounds great. Glad you got some rest in there too. I agree. You have nothing to lose with your membership at all. Worth a try for sure. Our favorite month will be here before we know it!

Jackie, glad the exam showed some improvement. Good news. What fun and how exciting to have Christopher close enough that you can visit with him/spend time with him tomorrow. I know you'll enjoy your day.

I'm one of your Midwestern friends. We absolutely did feel it here. I was outside drinking coffee in a rocking/lawn chair. I thought - boy I'm old. I'm shaking! But I wasn't rocking actually so I couldn't quite make sense of it. I sat still, but I still felt it. Joe came outside. He said he felt something and wondered about it. Looked at a fake ficus tree in his room and the leaves were moving and it wasn't from the A/C. We found out it was a tremor from the earthquake in OK. Wow! That was a big one.

Hope everyone has a safe, enjoyable Labor Day.

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Greetings on this Labor Day.... vision is starting to clear. I think about you everytime I get a shot, Jeannie - this will be the day that I can go 6 months next time! Well, the exam showed some improvement this time, so here's praying... Even though I'm supposed to go every 4 weeks now (was going 6), I had to move the next one because I have an ADeline show, and the shot would be too much to deal with and sing...

Glad you're feeling better Babs! I hoped you enjoyed your day of peace with everyone at the water park.

Karen - sounds like you had some nice little trips and some sleep! When I get a shot it seems like I sleep really late for several days. Love your comment about more restraint - less restaurants.

The mosquitos have been positively horrendous for the past 2 weeks - some 'day' breed. They swarm on you the moment you walk on the door. So it's been hampering my fresh air time on the deck, which I miss. Even the cats aren't going out, which is not like them!

My son is going to be within an hour and a half drive to me tomorrow, so I'm going to take a day trip to see him before he flies out again. We'll probably do our usual of lunch and a coffee shop. It will be good to see him as it's been a while.

I seem to be doing ok with the tracking/food - just really need to get moving a bit more.

Hi to Bobbi, Jin, Lois, Jeannie, Lou ... and the rest of the gang.

Wishing you all a very nice day.

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Babs...glad to see your post and that you are feeling a bit better. I keep thinking Jim will bring home his "beginning of the school year" cold, but nothing so far. Thank goodness!
We have been spending another active weekend. Took the little car to an orchard in NH and bought fresh peaches and early apples. Then we stopped at a winery way the heck up a dirt road on the side of a mountain. We purchased a couple bottles of wine. That was yesterday. Today I slept until almost 11 and this afternoon we went to BJs warehouse. Not sure if they are all over the country, but it is similar to Costco. We ended up joining, but anytime in the next 15 months if we don't like it 100% of the membership fee will be refunded to us. What do we have to lose?
I have not been doing well with eating. Too many restaurants and not enough restraint. I will try to do better.
Curious whether any of our Midwestern members felt the earthquake? Really glad to see there were no injuries!
Jackie, I hope your eye shot went well! Every time I think about that, it gives me the willies!
Don't remember what the rest of the comments were, but I hope everyone is havin a good weekend.
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Just wanna say hello and hope everyone is having a great Sunday. today is a Lil sunny and,
cooler weather sitting outside with hubby and enjoying this nice weather.

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emoticon Goodness, Lois. You are so right. I do feel better when I'm dancing. Meghan Trainor has some good music.

Gorgeous day here again. It's warming up again. I'm happy with it cooler, but I don't get to pick. Do I?

It's quiet here right now. Abby's off with a friend for the afternoon. Joe's off to meet friends and head to Six Flags again. They're going to the water park. They pack lunches and off they go. Too expensive to eat in the park. I think there are 6 of them going today. Ahhh, I hear the peace and quiet and I'm going to take advantage of it.

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thought this might cheer u up:
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you feel better when you're dancing!

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I'm back! I felt better. Then it hit again. Been a rather rough week, but now I think I've got it licked. Alleluia.

Unfortunately I gained a pound this week. No surprise. I drank a lot of lemon/lime soda and unfortunately I picked up a pack that was not SF. I ate different because nothing tasted real good and I even snacked at night because I wasn't hungry for meals. Everything was off. I'm back to feeling better now. It just won't go away. It lasted for 2 weeks with Joe. Yuck! Abby got over it more quickly.

I am off all week. I hope to get to the pool more often. I have to do something.

Beautiful morning here but the heat is returning later. We've had several nice, cool mornings.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend enjoy and have fun.

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Liking this new month we are into. I am feeling motivated to do some serious business with projects and goals in my life. September always seems more like the beginning of a new year that New Years does - probably a result of all my school years.

I am not great at keeping up with the chat, so I won't try to comment on everyone's posts. I will just take this time to wish everyone a wonderful and safe long weekend. Enjoy!

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Those colds sure linger on Babs. Quieter on this board as I think we're over on the NSV chatting, LOL

Thanks for asking about Mike, we seem to go from one thing to another. I've been concerned for a month as he sweats profusely without stopping now and his feet are burning. Off to the doctor again (this has been going for a month). I wish he'd find another physician, but can't tell him.

I went for a check-up yesterday, blood work tomorrow and then mammogram next week or so. Back to examining lower carbs in my overall eating plan to see if that makes a difference. I committed to low carbs for 30 days. So we shall see.

Eye shot tomorrow ... off for a couple of days or so. Wishing you all a good holiday weekend - may the weather be good and the eating healthy!

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Babs glad you are feeling better and will be able to take time off for your self today was busy and I didn't get everything done I wanted maybe I just make my list too long getting ready for bed tomorrow I have a friend coming for lunch and then I have to go to work got a little dehydrated today but the humidity is suppose to be better tomorrow I really do not like humidity Jeannie sounds like you need some rest too Got a large watermelon today probaly about the last of them They do not taste right in the winter and they are too expensive Have a great week Lou

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8/31/16 10:06 A

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Jackie, I hope yesterday was a good one for you. You certainly are busy. I do hope Mike is still improving.

Jeannie, great NSVs for you. Sweet corn and tomatoes sound delicious.

I'm tired. The heat/humidity has done me in and I'm still coughing. So I'm looking forward to 'nothing' tomorrow. I have to plow through some work here first or I will come in for a short period of time. Don't want to though. I just have a lot I want to finish before taking off. If I don't, there will be so much to return to and I'll worry while I'm off. I'm excited for time off though. I want to get to the pool and I want to draw.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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8/30/16 4:41 P

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Hi, friends! Exhausting day, but I did have a NSV, which I'll post on the challenge thread. Had to be up early and on the road to get to my sister's MD appointment. It went relatively well...she doesn't have to go back for 2 months, but they did xray her him and knee because of some pain.

I get so tired...never know why I plan to "cook" something the day I go up there, but I generally do. Then when I get home I don't want to do anything. I stopped at a roadside market and bought some fresh tomatoes, sweet corn and brussell (sp??) sprouts. Richard suggested we just have sweet corn and tomatoes. Works for me. If he needs more, he can find it! LOL

Jackie, Babs is right...you and Mike were both so sick for so long. I know Mike still has some health problems, but it does sound like things are better for both of you. Wishing you great results from your eye injections...so very sorry you have so many issues with it. While I didn't like mine, I have to say I had very few side effects or problems. I'm on hiatus from mine! Yea!!

Babs, a whole week off plus!! Good for you. I know you'll put that time to good use regardless of whether it is for a little R&R or getting caught up on a few things around the house. Awesome!!

Sorry, guys, I didn't go back and catch up, although I have read everything. Too tired now to do it. Hopefully, tomorrow will be more "normal"...whatever that is!! haha!!!

Love and hugs, Jeannie

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8/30/16 10:55 A

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Thanks, Babs ... yes compared to a year ago, what a difference. I am blessed that things have turned around. Thanks too for sharing that article, things to think about during life's ups and downs.... We all have our stories.

Got my yearly checkup today, then some catch-up work. Need to get to the grocery store too for some healthy food.

Summer is winding down - you can see the dark green of the leaves, the red of the sumac appearing. Only thing that hasn't changed is that with all the rain, the grass is growing still!

Have a good day,

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8/30/16 10:20 A

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Jackie, I remember when you had that horrible cold and non-stop tooth issues, with Mike having serious health problems at the same time. Wow! May those times never return. Good luck with this eye injection. Fingers crossed that they become fewer and fewer.

I read a wonderful blog this morning. You may recall that I have been taking part in 5% Challenges for awhile now. This is a blog written by one of the major worker bees of those challenges. I think you'll find it inspiring.

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I'm definitely taking off next week. Hurrah. So I'd better get busy here since I only have today/tomorrow. emoticon

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Hi all ... yes Babs, summer colds are the worst - I had one for 3 months last year (along with teeth issues). Just take care of yourself and not do too much!

Karen - did you give up dairy to hope to lose weight? Special plan? I think I missed a post about this.

My new FitBit came on Sunday! I didn't think the USPS delivered on Sunday. So hoping this one lasts really long. (my 3rd one - next one is going to be a watch!) I do like to look at their report on calories in/energy out. Good iPhone app. Plus to move even 10 steps more is good.

Worked all weekend on my other 'job' - SA. Did PR and got their new website 99% done. That was quite a project. Eye shot this Friday, so I wanted to get as much done as I could. Plus the Fall Show is just 5 weeks away!! Still have 3 songs to cement in my memory (I learned 5 so far).

Hope the day is pleasant for all. Jackie

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Back among the living! Wow I hate summer colds. I spent 3 days in pjs. No kidding! I'd shower on put on clean pj's. Didn't want to see anyone. So why get dressed.

I'm at work today and boy do I have a pile of work to do. That's OK. I hope to be in a position to take off Tues/Wed next week and have a long time off again. Worked out well for Memorial Day and 4th of July. Thought I'd try it again. I have some things to clear up around here though in order to do that.

Glad we're back on the NSV challenge. Nice to see many of you joining us.

Have a great day. Hot and humid here. I hate this weather!

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HAPPY MONDAY: The last few days of August, Summer has almost passed us by for 2016, I'm sure in Oklahoma we are still looking at a few more weeks of hot weather, but at least its under 100. Looking forward to fall.

Babs: Thank you so much for the Fall challenge, looking forward to some new NSV's and loosing more pounds. So sorry to hear you have been ill, those chest colds are not good. Rest up and drink lots of water, they tell me its what makes the world go round. emoticon emoticon emoticon get well soon.

Got lots of work to do today, so guess I had better get busy.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD: CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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hi everyone This is the start of a new week Babs hope you are feeling better the weather is not co operating with the high humidity I like fall much better I can not stand the humidity I am making my plans for the week though I don't always follow them it will give me guide lines This week does not look to be as busy as last week Jackie you are always busy hope you eyes are getting better be sure to take time for you to rest I need to go and get my breakfast I am getting hungry Need to do laundry today Have a great day everyone Lou

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8/28/16 4:43 P

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Babs, sure hope you're feeling better by now!! Colds/upper respiratory infections can make you feel so horrible!! Get well soon!! Thanks for posting up the new challenge. I'm going to do my last WI for the one finishing up tomorrow and will use that as my starting WI for the new one.

Karen, did you find something fun to do yesterday? I'm trying to get Richard awake this afternoon from his nap so we can take a ride or something. It's a pretty nice day to do that.

Went to church this morning and had leftovers for dinner. I still cook like there are 4 or more people living with us, I guess. Truly do not have recipes, real or in my head, for just 2 people. No matter...we love leftovers! And, so far it really has been a sleep afternoon.

Hope all of you have a good week...I'm planning on it! Hugs, Jeannie

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I haven't read all the posts. I've had a cold/cough for several days. Actually I've just been drinking lemon/lime soda, hot tea, ice water and slugging back some meds for the past 2 days. Yesterday I even took a nap. Today is better but my head doesn't feel quite right. Goodness. Does it ever??? Silly statement. Joe had it, gave it to Abby, who gave it to me. Darn kids. It always settles in my chest. That's what frightening. Pneumonia twice is 2 times too many for me.

I charged my Fitbit Flex battery today and intend to get back to 'stepping.'

The new challenge is posted. It's really the previous NSV Challenge that did so well. I figured it worked for us. Why mess with it!

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Hi Sparkers! Wow, not eating dairy including cheese and yogurt is hard. Particularly when I want to make something like a smoothie and they call for low fat yogurt. Oh well, I am sticking with it and will wait for the miracle pounds to drop off, lol. There are much worse things in the world besides dairy deprivation. Heck I got through cancer!
For breakfast I am eating a hard boiled egg and a whole avocado. Not bad....
Not sure what it up for today, but we will think of something. Maybe shop some farm stands in NH. It is fresh peach season. Yum yum!
What has everything been up to? My chat really does not update unless I post every single day, which is harder sometimes that I would like it to be.
Hope you are all doing well. I noticed we have some new members, so welcome!
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I never thought of contacting fitbit... The case for my zip is broken, so I went to amazon (I use smile, too) and got several new cases and a wrist band for the zip... if anyone has the wrist band one, I have about 3 bands, my wrist one died...

Good week,,,,, more time at home to work on projects, I'm thrilled.

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