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Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I have been playing "catch up" with doctor appts and doing things around the apt. The days just seem to get away from me. Next week is busy too, but after that I am hoping to just relax.

I had two teeth filled today. It felt like he was doing the entire top. Next week I have a filling on the bottom and then the next week I get the crown. Also I go to the vein surgeon on the 10th of Sept and I want to have my leg taken care of as soon as possible. Want to be out walking when the temps cool off. Then I think I will be fine. Just routine stuff.

Lou~~I am all done babysitting and everyone is back in school. Cooper says that he goes to big boy school and Ella goes to baby school. (She is with a sitter)

Love the beach picture CJ!!! Lovely family.

Jackie~~You have had a terrible time with your mouth. I sure hope it is better soon.

Jeannie~~I do still have the family for Wednesday night suppers. They really enjoy it and I love seeing them.

Babs~~how are you doing??

Karen~~Glad your husband is doing well.

Need to get a few more things done and then off to bed. Still doing great on my eating and tracking. I am down 15 pounds in month of August!!

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Hi, everyone!! Hope all of you are well. Busy day, but didn't get much completed. Will be by tomorrow!! Hugs and love to all, Jeannie

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Another nightly smile to help you sleep tight and wake up with a smile. My GGD, who I get to see real often, she makes me smile a lot. Hope everyone had a great day.

Theresa: I miss you a lot, hope things are going ok, Love to hear from you as soon as you feel like it.

Jeannie: So glad you got a new computer, and glad you like windows 10, I am still using the old windows XP, I will have to get use to windows 10 one of these days.

Went to visit my sister yesterday and she got all teared up and ask if she could stay with me for a week, like to have broke my heart, she is just to unstable and forgets how to do things. she is pretty easy to redirect so it didn't take her long to find something else to talk about. But I'm still feeling bad about not being able to keep her.

I'm really struggling with trying to get this weight off, and I too Jeannie have a real sweet/carb addiction . But working on it again, and I'll get back on track and be ok. Looking forward to fall, and the beautiful colors and cooler weather,

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OK folks after this Friday the 28th we only have 17 more Fridays until Christmas Day. You better get busy, time is going fast. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Guess I had better get ready for bed and do a few chair exercises, I ate a late supper and I need to make sure I get rid of some of those calories.

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Jeannie, thank you for asking. I know I sound like a broken record but the doc says I have 3 bulging discs. Week before last, acupuncture made it feel better. Last Saturday not so much. I have been in pain daily. It's when I move when sitting and when I try to get up. They are pressing on a nerve and it feels like I am dislocating my leg/hip whenever I move or stand. With a new job it is embarrassing to wince and sometimes let out a little yelp. I don't have pressing medical issues like others, so I am grateful. It is probably due to my weight and therefore my own fault. I have two beautiful kitties, a great son and grandson so life is really good.

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Oh, Linda, you are right and I know what an issue these things can be. At one point he wanted to do a "remote access" fix. I told him no, I wasn't comfortable with that. So, he spent a lot of time trying to talk me through a "fix" that included typing letters into a command feed. It was kind of humorous at times when he was trying to tell me a k, but was pronouncing "key as in kilo" and h as in "hotle." I had him on speaker phone and Richard just shook his head in amazement. We'll see if anything is fixed or not as the days go by.

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Jeannie be very careful getting help with computer. I answered the contact us in AOL and ended up with another company. They have a way of entering into the website of AOL and others. I finally asked him directly if he was employed by AOL and he said no. I had to have my grandson clean the residue of his "visit" out of my computer. My DGS is a tech. I will wait until he is available next time. I waited last minute to do my taxes and ran into a problem.

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CJ, what a gorgeous picture of your DD's family. I love the shots they take along the beach like this. I have another friend who did the same thing this year. Love it!!

Karen, glad you are recuperating and that the infection is beginning to be controlled. How did the SA go? I'm a little envious about you not having to wrap Mike's legs. I don't have to do both of Richard's legs, just the one with the ankle ulcer (getting much smaller by the way). He did have an issue with a toe nail on the other foot that the doctor "fixed" yesterday by removing part of the nail. I couldn't watch and usually those things don't bother me a bit, but this did!! LOL. Anyway, glad things are improving for Mike and hopefully you, too!!

Marie, great to hear from you, too. I love it...a whole basement full of costumes. Will you be opening your house up to shoppers? Have fun with the last camping of the year. Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors.

I've been "fighting" off and on with my new computer and a few issues that don't have anything to do with Windows 10 (which I mostly like, by the way), but with computer registry issues. Jackie, you probably know how to deal with these things, but I spent well over an hour on the phone with a Microsoft technician "agent" in some foreign country. It was a challenge and I don't have a clue if it's fixed or not.

We've had a string of spectacular weather and hopefully, it will continue. Our hope is that even if it warms up again the humidity will stay down. It's been perfect in my opinion!! Hope all of you are doing well!!! Have a good remainder of the week! Hugs and love, Jeannie

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Just wanted to share a goodnight picture with you. This is our oldest daughter and her DH along with their three kids and inlaw kids and GC and my GC and GGC. they all went to Florida for a week together.

Have been reading the posts but just can't seem to find much time to chat. I will try again tomorrow.

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Glad your husband found out what's going on, Karen ... prayers for his surgery...

Not much with me - still recuperating ... swelling is still going down. I'm going to try to go to SA practice tonite. I want to try singing a little and listening. I will take an ice pack with me just in case. Yes Marie - I'm in Adelines. Thanks for your good wishes.

Mike continues to heal with the space age pump. Amazing. So good not have to bandage him twice daily anymore - for the both of us!

Hope everyone is well. Jackie

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Hello some more, everyone:) I feel like Im so off track,,that Im logging in and saying hello, (cuz that's the fun part) ...to keep myself invested. What's different for me and this weight loss journey in 2015....is I'm never 'done'. I've figured that out....and I will just keep at it. Forever:)...I feel like making that decision...that its a forever thing,,has really helped me!

Hernia ,,,hubby suffered that years ago...but surgery went well and has absolutely no problems...good luck to you, Karen and hubby:)

Yes, Jeannie..I do costumes....picture a full size basement...and then picture it full of rolling garment racks (industrial) and built in rods from the rafters...etc... lol. I have probably a few thousand costumes, including crazy accessories....this will be first year I am re-vamping the basement, which is 'finished'...but is just not used, ever...and setting up 'shop' down there...my community knows we're the costume people:)...so Im doing a semi-permanent set up down there...past years has been hauling it to a different location and having a month long sale. ...then packing it up every time....those days are over lol..Im 60. Not old. Just older lol...so yes..I'll be busy with that...but we're taking one quick camping trip/vacation next week...finally use the new camper...and enjoy that end of summer weather..and just relax...cuz once we start costumes...we hit the ground running,,,cuz holidays all roll in after that...!!

Funny what you said about your Dr, Jeannie and own separate room/space. Good for you. Speaking up is a skill set. ..and we all should have more of it when needed, right?...and of course if one can't speak up...I would definitely love to see a 'boot in the fanny' !! lol

Im scrolling and reading...Louie..haha...I'll always count even an 8 oz loss...if it aint goin up...its goin good!!.I was just thinking of putting a 'card playing group' together for this winter...what a great way to get together regularly with friends and have some laughs!

Jackie...a couple of issues going on for you...I hope I don't have you mixed with someone else...you're with the Sweet Adelines..right? ..wishing you good health...with the infection.and getting that crown fixed?...geez...hope you catch a break!

Sounds like you had some nice family time, too, Jeannie:)

I read about an audit for you, BAbs? I probably didn't catch the real info...but hope that's ok...and how is your granddaughter liking school so far? Our 'grands' all start on the day after Labor Day, here in Michigan. You can feel them all gearing up for it....with 23 grandkids...no going out and buying new outfits for everyone...but I keep my ears 'peeled'...and try to help in some way...lots of babysitting, since school has so many appts parents have to make...Im glad to be of some help!

Well,,,good health to everyone. Have a great day...Im off to pick out a fun 'outfit' for my mannequin...I've started back selling Vintage 'things'..online...her name is Happy Abby lol....she's been in our family for a few years now..and is often the 'butt' of many jokes!!

I tell the grands, she's my Barbie doll for grandparents ....Great day, all:)

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Wow, Karen...sure glad he went to be evaluated. It'll be good for him to get the surgery over. DH and I have often had appts with the same doctor on the same day. We had the same orthopedic surgeon who did our hip replacements (years apart). They used to put us in the same room even, until I said no way...I deserve my own room and same attention from the dr. (Richard was always a pet of the doc because of some unusual procedures he had done prior to the replacements). The doc seemed surprised until I told him why. He just laughed at me. Good thing he was young and cute, as I almost booted him one in the fanny!!! LOL!

Good luck to Jim...and to you, too, Karen.

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Update on Jim: it is a very large hernia spreading from the left side to the right side. Surgery will be as soon as the doctor can schedule it after his consultation next week. Funny thing? It is the same surgeon who did my breast surgery. Even funnier? We both have appointments with him on the same day!
Life sure can be strange...
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Jim is doing ok. He has a doctor appointment this afternoon. He thought he pulled a groin muscle it is going to get checked the it. He finished his radiation t the beginning of June and is feeling fine. He goes back to his school job on Wednesday.
I have doctor appointments all week, it seems.
My security officer and I just met. His last day is Friday. Not sure if that causes more or less stress, lol.
Anyway, back to my crazy desk work.
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Karen, what happened to your hubby? Did he injure himself playing golf? Hope it isn't a hernia, for goodness sake. Has he finished all his radiation treatments? Must be feeling okay if he is golfing, etc. Good luck with sorting out the employee issues.

Lou, it has been nice being able to have our routine back...whatever that might be! LOL! We've been around the house and just puttering, trying to get things caught up and put back together. Also have made plans to give a few furniture items to a family from church that is going through a rough patch and lost everything. We have some things we moved and haven't used in the 18 months we've been here. Guess there was a reason we kept it, but glad it will be put to use now.

Marie, good to see you stop by to say hi. I imagine you love this time of year with everyone getting geared up for Halloween, etc. I'd forgotten that you "deal" in costumes. Did you say you have some for every occasion? Where do you store all that?

It's been a really cool (almost chilly) day. I'm not minding it, but it has a distinct fall chill to the temp. I'm thinking it will warm up a lot this week since school is starting tomorrow.

Been quiet around the chat thread for a few days. I'm thinking that means that everyone is pretty busy and has plenty of other things to do and deal with. That's okay...that's the way things work. Hope you all have a good week and that you're standing tall, proud and full of energy for the days ahead. Love and hugs to all, Jeannie emoticon



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Back from meeting my husband at the golf course. He insisted on driving his own car back so I just followed him home. Then he opted not to be checked out at the hospital, but he says he will call his physician in the morning. He thinks he has either a groin pull or perhaps a hernia. Always something, lol!
Tomorrow starts the last week for the security officer. Basically, he gave a two week notice and then took a vacation for the first week. Doesn't exactly give me much time to figure it out what we will be doing about his duties and whether to hire someone else or just wing it for a bit. I am actually glad he is leaving. He has been a headache for me through the years. He is 44 and needs to grow up---a lot.
I have been doing some knitting this afternoon and might go out to dinner later.
Babs, how was your audit? I imagine with you in charge it went well!
Back to the knitting needles...
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well I am going to try again Hopefully this will post week I have been busy and things seem to be going haywire Planning on fixing some of them today I have a group of friends coming tonight to play cards I really enjoy this I am planning on updating to windows 10 How is it going for everyone

Karen I am glad that your DD is back home I know that she enjoyed the hike and it is something she will remember for a long time Also glad that she stopped to see you


Nola have you had your new GC yet Have you seen them



Bibs congrats on your loss every little bit counts How often do you do audits It seems like every other week I would hate your job I never liked paper work

CJ I joined the 30 challenge but I can't find it now I love your pictures they always lift my spirits thanks for putting them on

Mona are you all done watching your GKS I know that you enjoyed it but was very very tired afterwards


monamom congratulations on you loss

Jackie what can I say except I am praying for you I hope you are ready

Mare glad to see you here

Jeannie It is great to have you posting again I know you had a week en to remember and that you enjoyed your DD but it is surely great to back into your own quit routine Hope you have a great week nest week


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Happy Friday, everyone:) Hope all of you are well and in good spirits:) I've been 'slacking'. Family time goes in spurts...and fall is coming and Im thinking 'costumes', as I sell them...and just generally not on here as much...but I log in every day, still. Making new habits is challenging....but Im sticking with the challenge:)

Have a great weekend. Successful...in whatever way!

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Karen, love the pic of your DD at the "end of the trail!!" Guess she finished up just in time to recover a little before heading back to the classroom. She did good!!!

Lou, congrats on shedding that pound. Great work.

Jackie, I can't believe how much trouble you've had with your teeth/mouth! Sure hope you are on the road to recovery now, but my goodness, girl...you have had it!! Good luck and prayers for a speedy recovery. I know you want to be in tip-top shape for SA next month.

DD left this morning for Virginia. Hoping for safe travels for her and her little dog. Patches is almost 14 and sleeps most all the way. She medicates him a little to make it easier traveling. I feel like we can finally get back to a more normal routine after a week of way too much activity for these old people!! Fun, but tiring.

Greetings and much love goes out to everyone!! Hope you each are having a good day and making progress of some kind...it doesn't matter what, just anything will give us a little boost in our attitudes!! I'm working on mine, that's for sure. XOXO...love and hugs, Jeannie

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Hi all .. quick read (nice picture of your daughter, Karen!) ... loving thanks as always for your good wishes and support.

I kept getting worse - my face blew up more, eye swelled shut... Went back today - infection worsened. He lanced the inside of the cheek and suction the poison out ... it did swell up again now, but not as much. Switched antibiotics and will be on for 20 days, I think. P)lease pray my temporary doesn't fall off. I can't get my crown fixed until everything is totally clear.

I'm very tired but have been trying to do something everyday and talk a little bit as it does squeeze the poison out of my cheeks.

I've got to get better soon! I have quartet training in Ohio mid-September!

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I will have to post later as I have to get ready to go to work dLou



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hi sparker I have not been here for serval days I have been busy getting back into my routine what ever that is It seems like I am always busy I lost 1# this week not sure why but I will take it



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I am going to attempt to add a picture of my daughter at the very last point of the 273 mile trek.
I am not sure if that work, but suffice it to say she was a very happy lady. She paid a surprise visit to me at work on her way home from the Canadian border to CT.
I am hoping tomorrow and Friday calm down at work. Geez Louise!
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Hi, Sharon. Sometimes it's fun to see what people come up with when using some of the acronyms!! LOL (laughing out loud, but I bet you know that one). DD = Dear Daughter; GC = Grandchild. Gives you a clue for what some of these are: GD or GS, DGC or DGK, DH, DIL, SIL, etc. What do you think? I'm pretty sure there are others we use from time to time, but right now I can't think of them. My brain is still a little fried from the weekend and DD being here until Friday. Too much excitement for this old body and brain!!

CASEYSNONNA, nice to see you. What do you want us to call you? Sometimes we make things up if you don't tell us! Hmm...what could it be? emoticon

Babs, good luck with that audit. I know you always do well, but still so much work!!!! I, too, am planning on more walking with the change in the weather.

Jackie, that sounds horrible. I pray that you are feeling better by now. Was it a dry socket? I've never had one, but have heard they are just awful. emoticon

Karen, the crazy SIL was pretty low key. She sat next to my Mom, which was probably interesting. My Mom can't hear a thing and SIL usually only wants to talk about herself. Probably a one-sided conversation. Fortunately, I was busy most of the evening and didn't have to spend too much time with her. Your daughter has been busy hiking!! Oh my...like Babs I would be worried to death. On the other hand, after reading the book, Wild, I think it might be more common than I think it is. emoticon

Mona, are you still catching up, or are you taking care of kiddos for a few more days? Bless your heart--it's awesome that you can do it and even more awesome for the kids! emoticon

Cherrie, I saw that article about drinking coffee, too. I love my morning coffee. Have to have decaf any time after noon, though. emoticon

Tammie plans to leave here on Friday morning early. Richard and I were saying how nice it will be to get back to our own routine, but it sure has been fun having her here. She helped me spray paint a living room lamp I've hated ever since I bought it a number of years ago, so that was a nice bonus. She's spent a lot of time with her nephews and keeping them busy the last week before school starts again. Very fun for all of them.

Now that we're almost back to normal around here, I am ready to get back on my path of healthy living...we've had way too much fun these past few weeks, I'm afraid!!

Take care, everyone! Be well, stay busy and happy, and give yourself a pat on the back for doing something good for yourself today!! XOXO Love and hugs, Jeannie



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Jeannie - to not be a party person/organizer - that was some undertaking 43!! Ooh wee!

Just getting back into the swing of things, so please bear with me as I try to get know everyone. I need to create me a list of acronyms though, DD, GC - somebody clue me in.

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Welcome, Caseynova! Great to have you with us.

The auditors have arrived. So I just stopped by to say emoticon .

Busy day.

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Retaining fluids big time today. I had knee replacement surgery in September. Since then my left leg and knee is so swollen. It's had to maintain constant weight with all this swelling. Ugh!

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Jeannie, glad to hear the party was a success. Of course, I knew it would be! How nice that your DD is staying for a few more days. It will be fun to visit with her.

Cherriet, love the picture. Iím drinking my coffee too.

Mona, glad the temp is dropping for you. Our temp is dropping. Itís only 82 right now. Rain predicted for later.

Karen, adding more duties to your already busy agenda! Wow. I wouldnít trade places with you for anything. Meetings all day today - another horrible thought. Iím ready for the audit. Iíll be thrilled when itís over. Your DD doing the hiking is amazing. I would be terrified because you donít know who else is out there - and that includes the critters! She must have a lot of her mother in her.

Jackie, that sounds horrible. I am so sorry for you. Your doctor called you back at midnight - now that's amazing. By now it's been 48 hours on the new meds. Hopefully it's enough time to get you feeling a lot better. Hugs and prayers for you.

To everyone else - hello. Hope everyone is getting healthier. Now that it's back to school and soon it will be fall I plan to get outside for more walking with Jasmine. emoticon She'll be happy. I can't take the heat. I hibernate!

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Just checking in to see what all the Sparkers are up to.

I got worse from the root canal on Friday - called the doctor Saturday who called me back at midnight - consensus is a bone on bone (?) infection. My mouth cheek swelled up more and the pain became worse. Got some meds on Sunday, just starting to lift my head off the couch today. I sure hope the meds cure the infection as I still need more dental work, but hoping to push it off a bit as the trauma was quite harsh.

My son kept trying to cheer me up by texting me pictures of his travels all weekend, which is so sweet.

Otherwise, all I've done is try to answer email, then sleep.

Today will be a better day. Take care of yourselves all. Jackie

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Hi again! Nola...did Oscar arrive yet? Jeannie...how was the crazy relative at your party? CJ, I loved the monkey smile. Made me giggle...
Babs, good luck with the audit. I don't envy you one single bit! On Friday my security officer came to my office and told me he was giving me his two week notice. He has been with the credit union and we have had a love/hate relationship for the 11 years he has been here. Looks like I will be adding Security Officer to my title. Some of his work I will be farming out to other departments. For instance, IT can handle the actual alarm system and cameras. The branch managers can be responsible for engaging tradespeople to make repairs in their office as long as they let me know first. I can do the other piece...providing information for subpoenas, doing court appearances, and general investigative work. My job is quite interesting, lol.
Tomorrow I have meetings from 9:30 straight through 4pm, including lunch. I am meeting one of my managers for lunch. Perhaps I really do need to retire!
I think Theresa is back home and hopefully she is doing well.
Jeannie, hope you have a good time with your daughter. Like you, I don't get to see my daughters nearly enough. The daughter who has spent the summer hiking by herself on the Long Trail is about 20 miles from the Canadian border. She expects to be done sometime tomorrow. All in all, she has hiked right around 200 miles. She has posted some extraordinary photos on FB. Her husband has been meeting her every two weeks to bring her more supplies, but other than that, she has been alone. I know she has been through some really tough weather, and I will be glad when she gets back home. The other daughter is still somewhat sidelined with the broken foot still. Last week my son was in NYC, Detroit, Florida for work and on his days off he flew to CA for a wedding. Oh! To be young again!
I hope Jackie and Mike are doing better. Mona, enjoy those grandkids. I am so envious!
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Hi Sparkers! I am updating chat on my tablet. I will check back in a few minutes.
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Hi everyone!! I was down two more pounds this morning!! Makes a great start to the week. Glad I changed my weigh day to Monday.

I had a crazy morning with"catching" up. I didn't even get groceries last week so had that to do, laundry, and even treated myself to a manicure as a reward for my weight loss.

Nola~~no baby yet???

Jeannie~~Have fun with your daughter.

CJ~~ Sounds like you keep very busy. I don't like to iron but I do. My girls all iron their clothes.

Babs~~we have actually fallen into the upper 80's. It has been cloudy and we may get some rain. It feels good compared to those 100's.

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Thought I'd better stop by and let you know I am still with you!! We had a wonderful time Saturday evening at our party. I'm not a party person/organizer at all, but this worked out better than I expected. We had 43 (counting our kids and the GC). So fun to see everyone! More details later...if I can remember them in a few days.

DD is still here until Friday morning, so that means more activity and visiting. We have leftovers to last a couple days, so cooking shouldn't be a problem!

Just wanted to say hi and tell you I'll be back tomorrow....I hope, at least. Today we're going to the Hoover Presidential Library, which is just a short distance from us. DD wants to go, and I've been wanting to get back again, as it's been a number of years since we were there.

Have a wonderful day, and for those of you still under the weather...get well soon!! Hugs and love to all! XOXO Jeannie

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Good Monday morning. Thanks for the smile once again, CJ.

It's warming up here again. Doesn't make me happy but it certainly could be worse.

This is a busy week for me. What am I saying - all weeks are busy. It's just that some are busier than others. This is one of them.

Hope everyone is feeling better and on the road to recovery. We have so many of our dear members who are suffering with health concerns right now.

Have a fantastic day. Got too much work waiting for me.

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Here is your Big Smile to start off this week. Thought you might need a big smile this morning since its Monday. emoticon emoticon emoticon

We had a quiet weekend, it was kind of fun to start off the emoticon emoticon football season, I even like to watch the preseason games. Hope everyone else had a good weekend also.

Now for Monday, all that fun stuff to do, Laundry, sweeping, cleaning the bathroom, etc, etc, as I have said before, I'm just glad and thankful that I have a house to clean and clothes to Iron, (O Yes, there's that 4 letter word, (Iron) (YIKES). not today I have my SIL coming to spend the night, we are taking her to the airport in the morning to visit her daughter in Colorado.

Theresa: Have been thinking about you and hoping and praying you are doing better.

Jackie: I haven't forgotten about you and the tooth problem, hope its better soon.

Nola: Congrats on your new GC, too. they are so much fun.

Mona: I see you are enjoying yours too,

Babs and Jeannie: Thank you again for being our fearless leaders, and all the extra work and time it takes.

I joined the new challenge that was on the start sp page this morning. 30day, # Find 30 Challenge. Hope you all will join me.
Guess I better get off of here and get to doing some Bible Study and ALL the Monday fun stuff.

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A quick hello. Doing great!

Nola~~I know you can't wait for that little one. Hugs!!

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Happy Sunday friends.

I only lost 0.2# last week. I'll take it but I sure wish I'd lost at least a pound. I'm working on it but it just won't let go. I truly wish I could melt it off.

Yesterday I was busy and didn't really get in here. I logged my weight and that was it.

Lots of laundry. Lots of cleaning.

Jackie, I see that you're still suffering with the root canal. Sure hope that begins to heal soon and that the Tylenol helps. Thrilled with the news on Mike and how well he's doing.

Enjoy your grands, Nola and Mona.

Mine is dancing now and wants to 'perform' for me. So I'm off to be the audience.

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Mona I am glad that you are enjoying the time with the Grandkids! I am so excited for my little Oscar to arrive! emoticon I have dreams every night but no call yet. DDL will be induced tomorrow night is he is not here by then, another stubborn one for the family! emoticon
I am slowly reading down my stacks of books from the broken shelf. I am reading Lakeside Cottage by Susan Wiggs right now. I am feeling like something with a little more excitement so a mystery may be my next choice.
I have noticed that the narrator is better and my colors and pictures are clearer and brighter with the Windows10. I have not heard of anyone who has had success with the Edge.
Jackie I hope that you are feeling better soon.
I am still having trouble with my breathing and am thinking that it is from the COPD this time. I will see the ENT specialist on Monday and have an appointment with the Pulmonologist for September.
Have a Sparkling weekend everyone!

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Enjoying a nice quiet Saturday. Getting caught up with some things and just relaxing.

My two little ones sure keep me hopping~~and laughing. Ella is so sweet and just is at the age to "tell stories" as we used to say and smile, smile, smile. She thinks her hands and feet are the most exciting things in the world to look at. And as long as she has her bottle "ON TIME" she is 100% happy.

Cooper is quite active. This old Meme had two foot races with him. He loves the Paw Patrol and he was Chase and Meme was Marshall. Needless to say Marshall came in Wayyyyyyy behind Chase. His other favorite is Blaze. So in that foot race Meme got to be Darington and Cooper was Blaze. No need to mention who won that one.

But they are a joy and keep me laughing.

Jeannie~~enjoy your weekend. emoticon emoticon

Babs~~So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Hugs!

Jackie~~Glad to hear you are feeling better! I got a notice that I can download Windows 10 free but I am scared to death to do any of that. Just not sure if I could manage it without losing everything.

CJ~~love your posts!!

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Another thing about Windows 10. Has anyone noticed that the sound on the computer is better with the new sound drivers? My 11 year old speakers sound incredible.

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Hi all thanks for the good wishes and prayer ... still in lots of pain. Had a reaction to heavier med so back on Tylenol again - I was so looking forward to a drug-induced bliss (LOL). Putting on oils, playing meditative music and just not able to do much. Then in 2 weeks, I have to go back for the crown replacement. Yes, it's all 'in my head' Babs, thanks for the chuckle.

Sorry for the loss of your friend, Babs. My condolences.

Jeannie and NOla - you're brave to customize Windows10 - before my root canal, I had installed it. Takes a lot getting used to. I don't use Edge, I let it install, but changed the default. The OS is a bit faster. My computer wakes up quicker and finds files quicker. Verdict is that it's like having a smart phone on the desktop. Programs are now 'apps' File History = File Manager and so on.

It was 2.5 hours to download/install and about a 2 hour learning/set up curve. I guess now that I'm using it, I am getting used to the newness.

Mike is enjoying his space-age inflatable cuff. Made a huge difference on his leg! I is actually almost healed! Just needs the toe surgery next month. Then, I am so hoping things return to as normal as can be.

Since I can barely eat, I would hope I lose some weight this time.

Well, take care all... gonna go play some more music. Still can't sing - now it's because of my jaw/mouth! We have a performance in a little over a month - so I hope I am recovered by then.

Be Well, Jackie



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My work day is almost over. I've been working on organization around here. It's a never ending chore, just like home!

I went to a funeral Mass this morning - which we now refer to as a celebration of life. So much better than the old "Requiem Mass." A friend from my parish passed away. She was such a lovely lady. Her daughters and Joe were friends from activities in the youth group. She lost her second bout with cancer. I don't know who sang at the Mass but he was wonderful. He can't be from my parish. I would have heard him before - we're a small congregation. He sang "On Eagles Wings" and "Ave Maria." Beautiful music.

I'll be leaving soon. I need to stop by the grocery store too. Horrible job but someone has to do it.

Abby is enjoying school so far. She's come home smiling and excited each day. I told her she has the teacher with the 'beautiful hair' this year. She's a pretty woman too. She has long, blonde curly hair and she always has a smile.

Jaki picked Abby up the end of the first day of school. She called and said - Do you know who Abby's teacher is? I said, well yeah, Mrs. Jordan. Jaki said, no. I played soccer with her. I asked when. She said when we were 5 and were the 'McDonald Team.' Like I would remember the kid who maybe played 2 years. Jaki played until HS. So Jaki and Mrs. Jordan (Carrie) talked 'old times.' Small world.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeannie, enjoy your family and the celebration of your marriage. emoticon

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Sorry to be so slow to drop by to say hi. Just read through everyone's posts and glad to see some things are working out, and hopefully, other things will be coming along, too...especially when it comes to everyone's health!!

Nola, I'm struggling with the conversion to Windows 10, too. I also have uninstalled some things and gotten rid of Edge. Slowly, ever so slowly I think I'll be where I want to be with it. Some things I do like...I think!! LOL

Mona, busy days. You'll need a rest after taking care of those little ones.

Babs, how have the first few days of school gone for Abby. Hope she is liking it as much as usual!!

Lou, I'm trying to get some things done ahead so I don't have so much to take care of on Saturday. Actually, DD will be here to help and I parceled some tasks out to the others. It's a small group of only about 30-35, so don't need mountains of good. Good advice on dealing with the kooks in the family. And, I bet you are NOT one of them in yours. LOL!!

CJ, so happy you were able to spend time with 2 of your sisters. What a blessing!

Jackie, hope you feel better soon!! I'm only joking just a little bit, but I think it is all in your head...eyes and teeth, right? It's the dental stuff that gets to me the worst!! Thinking good thoughts for you.

Just have a few more things to do tomorrow and Saturday morning. By Monday, everything will be almost back to normal, although DD will be staying on until next Friday. It'll be nice to have her around for a few days longer.

Time to get my shoes off and kick back a little. Wanted to say hi...will check in again tomorrow. Love and hugs to all...including those I didn't mention by name. You know I love you, too!! XOXO Jeannie

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Thanks Lou!! Two busy days but SO much fun!!

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t hi everyone hope you are having a good day Babs I am so glad that I don/t have to any audits I always hated the paper work and the fine details
Mona enjoy you great grand kids so glad you are able to do that
Jackie i hope you are feeling better today and have no pain
Jeannie I know you must be very busy don't make yourself so tired that you won;t enjoy the week end
Babs I can not get my recipes off the disc I have to send you the recipes I am going to get my nephew to help me but he is so slow at coming it will probably be winter sorry
I am going to make a new recipe tonight call Thai noodles with peanut sauce I will let you know how they turn out I better get started for the day if I am going to get anything done Lou



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It appears as though everyone is busy these days. Computers. Grandkids. Work. Celebrations. Unfortunately, some of us are having health problems. Hugs and prayers to each and every one of you.

Beautiful morning here again. Busy here too. Wednesday the 19th is Audit Day!!

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emoticon Mona! Enjoy!

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May not be checking in for two days. Keeping my great grands while my granddaughter has teacher in-service days. I kept Cooper today and he is just SO much fun. Tomorrow it will be Ella.

Still doing very good with my planning and tracking.

Jackie~~so sorry you aren't feeling well again!! Take care!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I finally have my Widows 10 working. I was going crazy with a super slow computer and not being able to finish anything without going through it 4-5 times. I went in today and uninstalled the Games app and Firefox as I never use them. I them went form Edge to just Explorer and all is well. My ad blocker is working so I don't have to wait while those things load up. My windows are at the right magnification and I have speed. emoticon

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I didn't make it yesterday I had a friend visiting all day I make a new recipe out of the Spark Solution book called one dish Roasted chicken and vegetables it was very good and easy I am doing getting and measuring Little bit of a pain but worth it since I lost 3

Jeannie I know you must be getting excited about your family coming Just enjoy every one and let the kooks do what ever they want just ignore them All families have those people in them I am probity the one in our family

Nola the weather and humidly has dropped some here Hope so there as I know that will help your breathing

MOna congratulations on your loss Karen congratulation on joining the gym
Babs your GD is very pretty

Jackie I hope your pain gets better fast I think they should have given you more than just tylen





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Oh, Jackie, just when you were starting to feel better you have to deal with an eye injection AND a root canal. Iím so sorry. I hope the pain lessens more and more each day. Hugs and prayers.

CJ, glad you spent time with your sisters. I certainly enjoy visiting with mine. Pretty bright pictures, beautiful colors - thanks.

Iím the second child, but the oldest surviving child. Wonder if that cancels me right out of being the middle child. I missed a celebration!

Very nice weather weíre having here. Itís 82 with a high predicted of 84 today. Now thatís tolerable.

Theresa, I hope you're feeling better. Take good care of yourself.

I need to get back to the mess on my desk. Plus, I'm getting hungry.

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I just remembered Jeannie told us that today is Middle Child day, well since I'm 5th among 7 I guess that makes me a middle child. (YEAH) emoticon Guess I'll go celebrate with something. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good Morning to ALL, I guess its almost afternoon since it is 11:25am, Haven't been here in a couple of days, but I have been reading all the posts. I spent some time yesterday at the nursing home with my sister, we had a great time got to eat lunch with her, she had lost so much weight while she was staying at home by herself, that it is so good to see her eat so well, When I go see her I get to go with my little sister so I get to see two sisters all in one day.(YEAH).

Jackie: I am so sorry about your tooth, I hate root canals, and I have a few of them and there seems no way to get away from that kind of pain. He needs to give you something stronger than Tylenol,( I call that wind pudding)no good. emoticon

Theresa: I do hope you are doing better able to be chatting with us again soon.

GOT TO GO for now: CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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Quickly checking in to read your messages. FOrgive me if no comments as I've had an eye injection and a root canal - my pain level/swelling is quite high. Why don't they give us pain killers anymore? Tylenol doesn't cut it. Still one more procedure in two weeks.

Be well all - it was good hearing your voices... Jackie

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Linda, great story on the zucchini bread!

Nola, all the changes is one of the reasons I rarely upgrade. Sometimes it just isnít worth it. Hope you get it all figured out.

Karen, I think itís wonderful that you joined Planet Fitness. Good for you. You are a take charge person and you have a fantastic attitude. I think itís all to your benefit. I want to watch the meteor shower. I hope Iím awake. I have a hard time staying awake at night. If I didnít get up so darned early it might be easier for me. Your squash recipe sounds good. Your daughter sounds a lot like you - hiking all by herself in the mountains. Iíd be afraid. There are bears, snakes, you name it.

Jeannie, ahhhhh. Familes. We just canít pick our family members. Iíll bet a lot of my family members think those same words when they see me coming! Iím sure everything will turn out very nice and it will be a wonderful celebration of a lovely couple.

Abby started school today.



She was so excited and happy this morning. She has a new backpack but decided to take her old one. She likes the 'bling bling' and the one her mom got for her is 'dull' compared to it. She is a royal PIA with clothing and other 'wearable' items. She tells me she has her 'own sense of style.' Oh yes!! 4th grade. My but she's growing up fast.

Beautiful day here. Time to get back to this horrendously disorganized desk. That happened in one day!!

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Karen, good luck with the new fitness center. Sounds like they will have some nice services available for you. Trying to remember...is Planet Fitness the one that doesn't require a long term contract (wouldn't that be nice)? Regardless, it sounds like a real positive decision for you.
By the way, you do know that summer squash and zucchini are practically the same thing...just different colors? LOL...just teasing, as I know a lot of people think they taste a lot different. I could never tell the difference when I fixed them together.

Babs, thanks so much for the picture of the pepperoncini...now I know. I do like banana peppers, and if these are even milder, then I'd like them, too. Hotter? No way...not my deal at all.

Mona, yes...looking forward to seeing the kids and their families...it's rare that we're all together at the same time...the only downside is that we "had" to invite Richard's sister and her son and DIL. They are weird and somewhat rude people. Unfortunately, families being families, it would have been worse to not invite them and then they find out and make everyone miserable. The good thing is that our friends know how kooky they are and won't care, PLUS...we're having brunch on Sunday, and they're not invited to that...just the kids and another SIL (Richard's brother's wife...his brother died at 41 about 35 years ago, but we love his wife...she has a neat friend she's been with longer than she was married to Bob).

Nola, hope breathing issues are getting a little better. It's cooler and less humid here today...hope it is for you, too.

Linda, zucchini bread is awesome...but, like everything else sweet and tasty, I tend to overdo it and eat too much. So good. Our DD made zucchini bread for the fair when she was in 4H and got the recipe wrong. Added 2 cups of sugar instead of 1. She still got a red ribbon!! Go figure.

Just doing a little more cleaning today. Still fighting with the computer. Heading off for a few errands and a little more advance shopping for Saturday. I'm almost done with it, though. Take care and hope you all have an outstanding day filled with light and love! Hugs and love to everyone!! XOXO Jeannie

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Hi Sparkers! So nice to hear from you, Pattie! Glad you are still knitting. I am still making lots of socks for Christmas.
I have been in kind of a funk about health issues, in spite of two mini vacations. Today I did something positive. There is a Planet Fitness opening about 20 minutes away from where I work. I joined today! The place is still being finished, but it is supposed to open around the second week of September. One thing that attracted me is that they have hydro massage tables and massage chairs. Massage is one thing I have heard which might help to slow down the progress of the disease. In any event, the dreadmill was something I always liked doing because it relaxes me. I figure it might not help at all, but it sure as heck can't hurt. I am not giving up easily.
Nola, I know you have a special day coming up, but I am afraid I don't remember what it is! So...happy whatever! Jeannie...have fun with the anniversary party. Fifty years is amazing....
I never became a zucchini fan, but this year I have at least started eating summer squash. I sautť green peppers, onions, summer squash and tomatoes in a bit of olive oil. I am eating mostly freggies these days, and once in a while chicken or salmon.
Jackie..I am really happy to hear that your voice is coming back! Now as long as Mike continues to make progress, you should be all set. Are your dental problems in the past now?
Anyone going to try to watch the Perseid meteor showers Wednesday night? Me, who is terrified of the day, will drive to a lonely mountain top all by myself to watch. I end up scaring myself thoroughly each year! My oldest daughter is hiking in the Green Mountains from the MA border to the Canadian border. She is hiking alone and is almost done with her 175 mile hike. She should be able to see quite a light show if the weather stays clear Wednesday night.

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Upgraded to Windows 10 and I am not sure if I like it or not. I have not figured out to use it yet. My ad blocker is not working and I can't get my page to a good size.

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Zucchini bread is the best! One of the few recipes I don't mess up. When my son was 16 he asked me where I bought it. Told him I made it from scratch. He laughed and said so where are the pots and pans. Next time I made it, I left all the clean up for him. LOL!!

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Moviní Monday friends.

Lou, absolutely. Iíd love your zucchini recipe. Iím sure theyíre still producing. Terrific job at losing 3#. That is awesome!

Hey, Nola, itís great to see a post from you. Sorry about your breathing problems. Try to stay cool and in A/C. Hopefully that helps you.

Jeannie, those bags of colorful peppers are sweet peppers. The pepperoncini (I was not spelling them correctly) are actually a hot chile pepper. But they honestly are not hot. I do not eat hot peppers. I do eat mild, banana peppers. I donít find the pepperoncini as hot as the Ďmild, banana peppers.í Hereís a picture.




Mona, great loss for you too. Weíre doing great, friends.

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Hi everyone!

Busy Monday. Doing laundry, a little house cleanup, and out to buy a few groceries. We may have storms later today so glad I am home.

I was down 1.8 pounds today. So that is 11 pounds in three weeks. Only add in the whole number and save that extra towards next week.

Congrats on that 3# loss. emoticon

Jeannie~~I know you are really looking forward to spending time with your family. It will be a great time for you all.

Nola~~how exciting!!! Grandchildren are the best. Only outranked by GreatGrans!!

Babs~~that zucchini sounds so good. I love it!! Hard to cook for one person though!! Now you made me hungry for it so I may just get one anyway!! emoticon

Need to get a few things done and get some lunch then plan on reading and a bit of knitting . Resting up for Wed, Thurs, and Friday!! emoticon

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My gosh, Lou...that's an awesome loss this week, and good for you for doing the tracking and food choices. emoticon

Enjoy that visit with your GS, Nola. It's always a treat to spend time with our precious grands!! Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

Babs, hope you enjoy that zucchini! Our poor garden is so bad this year that we've only gotten a few zucchini...usually we have so many that we sneak around putting them in unsuspecting people's cars!! LOL! Nothing better than fresh produce. I have a cookbook devoted to only zucchini...let me know if you want me to send it to you! emoticon

Pattie...what can I say! emoticon It is just so wonderful to see you here with us again. For those of you new to Pattie, she was the team leader for a number of years. It's great to see that you are still knitting up a storm, especially so since much of it is done for charity. Good luck on those living arrangement choices. It's always hard.

Mona, enjoy your GGrands, too...don't let them get ahead of you too far! LOL! It's wonderful that you can help out that way. Means a lot to our families (and to us, I might add). Have a fun week. emoticon Running shoes for you to keep up with the little ones!!

Another few questions about the peppercini...are they fresh? Hot? What do they look like? I often see bags of little multi-colored peppers at the store and people tell me they "love" them, but they just look like miniature bell peppers to me. Are they similar? Yes, Babs...being German usually meant we were eating fried potatoes with gravy and sauerkraut (all of which I love, by the way)!! LOL!! emoticon

Busy week coming up. I have to do some cleaning that I've neglected for far too long and our DS and DD are coming on Friday morning. They leave Thursday after Mark gets off work (his wife is flying in from FL) and driving straight through. Mark and his wife are still in the process of selling their home in VA and making the last of the move to FL, but in the meantime, he is staying with his sister and keeping his job. Smart move on his part, as he doesn't have anything lined up in FL yet. It's a long story, but I'm trying to stay out of it...especially since they aren't asking for my advice. Anyway, Saturday evening will be our little party and Sunday we'll have brunch for just the family. Tammie (DD) will stay on for the next week, so it will be nice to have a good visit with her.

Okay...I'm outta here...have a wonderful day, everyone and enjoy every minute we've had given to us. Love and hugs, Jeannie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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good morning everyone I am checking now as I am not sure I will be able to come back Nola I hope you will be feeling better with your breathing I have sl copd and I know what it is like when the weather is hot and you can not breathe very well
today is going to be busy for me Ii am going to try to get my kitchen back in order A friend is coming to talk I am working today I lost 3 pounds being back to tracking and eating better HOpe you all have a great day Maybe I can return later



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Just taking a minute to check in. I am not here much as I am dealing with a lot of shortness of breath. I have also been keeping an eye on my neighbor who is in a nursing home for a while.
My first Grandson is due tomorrow and I am anxiously awaiting his arrival. Dori and I are doing well just trying to avoid the heat as much as possible. I read some of the posts as I try to do each Sunday when I am here. Best wishes everyone!

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I am so glad to be home it is nice to be eating my own food and having the quietness of my place
I got my lawn mowed yesterday I am going to make a menu for next week today I always do better that way
Babs I have a wonderful zuccinn recipe if you would like me to send it to you It is really good

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Wow!! A poster from out of my past. It's wonderful to see a post from you, Pattie. I'm happy to have you back with us. There are definitely a lot of new members, but some of us 'older' ones are still hanging around. Happy to see that your SiL is working and the family is adjusting. Keep posting/chatting. It's fun to have you back.

Mona, enjoy those grands while you can. As you know, they grow up so darn fast. They'll keep you on your toes. Glad to see you're sticking with your plan.

I worked around the house yesterday and now today I feel like I should grant myself a lazy day. I had things I planned to do, should do - but guess what. I think the 'lazy' is in line for today.

I did cook more zucchini. My DD's garden is bountiful with zucchini and my guess is she is tired of cooking them. That means I am 'gifted.' I won't throw them out. No way. So I browned them in a little olive oil, added onion, garlic, mushrooms and I even added some green beans and tomatoes. Looks good. Smells good. Played around with more herbs too. Guess what I'll be eating for lunch this week!

Enjoy your Sparkling Sunday.

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Hi everyone,

Wow! Have I ever been gone a long time. Oh...and I changed my ID...Let's see if you know who I am. I love to knit and crochet. I was making lots of animals until my hands started hurting and now I'm doing mostly blankets, scarves, hats, etc. Even before the animals, I made temari and have posted pictures of several on my page.

OK, yes, I'm Pattie (Granpattie). So there are a lot of people here I don't know...that's great!

Since I've been gone, I have gained some weight...I know...you MUST be surprised at that. LOL! My daughter and I are back here to get back on track. When I last posted, her husband had been out of work for over a year. At about the 1.5-2 year point, he did get a job. It's quite a bit lower pay, but there just weren't jobs there. They seem to be making the adjustment pretty well.

Her boys have grown Soooooooo much. Her youngest, Daniel, is my height now, at age 12 and Jacob towers over me, at age 14. They are great boys.

I'm still doing my charity crocheting. My son was here today briefly and opened the subject of what we should do when it's time for me give up this house. Makes me feel old...well, old'er'.
But I have come up with a plan to discuss with him. And I'm not ready yet, but my mobility is becoming even more challenging. That's likely, at least in part, due to having gained my weight back....a good reason to try to lose it again. So, I know that with the speed at which time is flying, it'll be time before I know it. So, I'll talk over my plan with he and Andrea, Chad's wife, and see ithey're agreeable with it.

Not much going on . My life is pretty much the same.

I look forward to getting to know the people I don't know that are here.

Til next time,
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Hi everyone!

Today it is only in low 90's so it feels so much cooler. Can't believe I said that!!

The next couple of days should be quiet but starting on Wednesday Meme is back on duty for three days of taking care of my great grands. Starting Wed I will spend the day at Cooper's while Megan attends three days of teacher training and setting up her classroom. Thursday Ella is coming to my house. She still isn't too active for my apartment. Cooper is going to the Kid's Museum with other grandparents. Friday Ella goes back to her new, regular babysitter and I will once again go over to Cooper's. It will be a short day as he gets to meet his new teacher. emoticon And this is all before kindergarten in two years. hehe

CJ~~wonderful picture!! Only 20 more Fridays. WOW!! That will go by SO fast.

Jeannie~~Do you live near Estherville or Algona. That is where many of Dennis' family still live. Some are up near those big lakes that I can't remember their names. It is surely beautiful there.

Still tracking and doing well. I changed my weigh day to Monday so I would keep focused on the weekend. Hopefully I will show a loss again on Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! emoticon emoticon

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Jeannie & Richard.

Peppercini peppers are used in many Italian dishes. See, Jeannie, that's why you don't know what they are!! We're both German, but I 'live' in an Italian city. emoticon I like them. I can't eat real hot stuff. I like mild banana peppers and these are very mild too. They're right by the 'hot peppers' and pickles in the stores.

Lou, welcome home!

CJ, you little emoticon !!! You sure can stir it up. 20 more Fridays. Yikes!! Better put the tree up tomorrow.

I've been cleaning and doing laundry. Tomorrow I have to launder Jasmine's 'blankies.' I have them on her chair in the sunroom. Actually they're her guard blankets. She keeps us safe while she snoozes and guards the yard and woods.

Made it to the pool yesterday. It makes me feel good when I do that and do I ever zone out after that.

As far as audits, Karen wins hands down. I've been working on this one for a little while.

Time to switch the laundry around but wanted to check in.

I lost 0.4# this week. Not a big deal but I'll sure take it.

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Good morning!! I'm on Richard's computer and it doesn't do what I like!! This will likely be short. Sometimes mine works okay for a few hours, so will check it out in a bit.

Thanks for the anniversary wishes. Yes, 50 years is a long time...good grief...we were just kids when we got married. The actual day is 9/24. Will be fun to have the kids all home for a few days. emoticon

Lou, so nice to see you. I agree...2# gain is excellent for all the summer happenings you've had going on.Welcome back. emoticon

Mona, glad the temps went down some for you and hope it stays that way. Can you believe it? After all that rain we had in the Spring and during June, we are now in drought conditions. Southern Iowa has had plenty, but not up here. emoticon

CJ, I justknewit would only be a matter of time before you told us how many Fridays until Christmas! LOL...so funny.Actually, we'll be home for Christmas this year, but I doubt if we do a tree. I have lots of other decorations we'll put up, I think. Nice pic of your family. emoticon

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. I'll get the Special Days posted up as soon as I can make my puter work for the 15 or so minutes it takes to get that done. Be well, stay happy, find something fun to do today and tell someone you love them!! Hugs and love from me to you! XOXO Jeannie emoticon emoticon

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This is my Grandson in law, and my GGS. but I really thought it was a fitting picture to just have some fun and tell you just how close it is to Christmas, 20 more Fridays until Christmas day.

Lou: I'm glad you are back home and chatting with us again, sounds like you have been having some great fun with family, ( a whole lot more important than house work) emoticon
I'm really glad you only gained 2 lbs, that will come off in no time.

Theresa: I am still missing you, Hope you are doing some better, emoticon emoticon

Jeannie: You get to celebrate two or three months for a 50th Anniversary, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Well I guess I had better get up from here and start my day with some coffee and housework. (SO GLAD I HAVE A HOME TO CLEAN.)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND: CJ from OK.

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Hi every one I have finally settled down and am staying home at least for awhile I have been so busy since May with family and vacation and everything I had a wonderful time but it is time to get back to daily life I will be starting bible study soon and I need to clean my house House work was never my best thing If there is something else to do I would always drop the house work maybe because I was always working I only gained 2 #
glad to see that everyone seems to be feeling better I have been reading just didn't have time to post
Jeannie emoticon emoticon that is l a real accomplishment these days
I have to mow my grass today so I better get off and get busy I am taking my friend our for dinner tonight for her birthday
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Quick note tonight. Still tracking and doing well. Changed my weigh day to Monday so it would keep me focused over the weekend.

We had big storms move through yesterday starting at about 4:00pm. Lots and lots of rain and some very high winds in some areas. We had lots of rain but not real high winds. Sure cooled things off. Went from 100 to 73. Isn't that crazy.

I do have to do a lot of reading and studying. But it is a real blessing~~as promised. We just have such limited time in Sunday School that it is hard to cover everything you'd like to.

That will be so nice to have your family together. Happy Anniversary early!! emoticon

Have a great weekend everyone. Hugs!

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Jeannie and Richard...HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY....I hope you and your family and friends have a great get together...Celebrate... What day in Sept? Thanks for your message. Alicia

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Babs...audits again? You and Karen are always in the middle of one, it seems. You are both so organized and prepared that I'm sure the auditors love coming to see you! Good luck. Enjoy the gym/pool time with Abby.

Yes, Karen..I second that. Glad to hear you are feeling pretty well right now. You seem to have a busy weekend planned...and fun!!

Alicia, I bet you will be pleasantly surprised when you step on that scale!! Sounds like you had a great visit with your friend, too. That's always good for the soul!

Mona, the heat is NOT giving you a break at all, is it??? Hope you stay hydrated and out of the heat/humidity outdoors. Revelation? That would require a great deal of study on my part...lots to study, for sure. So glad you enjoyed your visit to the nursing home, too. My sister lives in a NH, and she really enjoys visitors, activities, something (anything) to do. Good for you!!

Jackie, I'm sure glad to hear you feel like your voice is coming back for SA. I know how you've missed it. That's great news about Mike's legs and controlling the swelling. Always challenges of one kind or another, it seems. Is this the weekend for Cleveland...or was that already? Sorry...I'm not doing very well at keeping up to date.

Marie (and Babs), I have to admit that I don't know what peppercini is. Are those the little multi-colored ones? Guess we don't branch out enough, as we always seem to stick with the same things over and over. Variety is nice! Will have to keep that in mind.Love the family story about the lake!! That's so awesome.

Richard and I will be celebrating our 50th next month, but our kids are coming home next weekend, so we're planning a little get-together with some family and friends now. It won't be a big one at all, but we did rent a room at the park (beautiful "shelter" that is enclosed and has AC) because I didn't want to clean before and after. I want to enjoy seeing everyone instead. That's next Saturday evening. A friend of Mom's will bring her and my Sis over, so they can come. Immediate family and few cousins, friends, etc. Maybe 35 or so altogether. That will be plenty. Food will be simple picnic type stuff. But, I've been trying to buy things ahead so I don't have to pay for it all at once! LOL! Anyway, that's what's going on in our life these days.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Greetings to all...I know I missed mentioning many of you! Enjoy your days with family and friends, and be kind to yourself! Hugs and love, Jeannie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon





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Babs, good luck with the upcoming audit! I am still working on the pile on my desk....yikes!
Have fun!
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Happy Friday Friends.

Vermont Country Store - sounds like fun to me.

Karen, glad to see that you're feeling well. I have all kinds of stacks of papers in my office. It's awful. I need to get this old gal busy and start getting rid of some things. January will be here before I know it. I plan to be more organized by then.

I get off early. Plan to pick Abby up and head to the gym for some swim time. Fun!!

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Hi Alicia...I know the one in Rockingham you are talking about. Jim and I are going to be further up on route 100 so he can visit a craft brewery. We are going to the VCS in Weston this time.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
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Good morning... here to post my food. Haven't dared to get on the scales yet (not really, but the past few days were a little over the top).
Karen are you talking about the country store in Rockingham? Only about 5 miles from me. that's all for now, I see a client (I'm a sr. companion) at 745 this morning. tchau for now, Alicia

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Hi, Sparkers! What a day...the pile of papers on my desk at work now measure 14" high. Hopefully tomorrow I can make some headway! Next week is full of meetings.......
At least the weather is nice and I feel halfway decent. I have good days and bad days....today is a good one.
Hopefully over the weekend Jim and I are going to visit a microbrewery he wants to check out and then we are going to the Vermont Country Store. That is a really neat place...they even have a mail order catalog, in case you are curious.
Back to the knitting, lol....
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I had a friend visiting for 5 days...drove her home yesterday...2 hours each way...with a couple hour break before returning. I was exhausted...slept 9 hours last night (couple wake up to p's) that's the longest I've slept in ages. I haven't got on the scale yet to see if I did much damage, but I am back to reporting/recording and relax. She has MS and needed a little extra help, but we had a good time. Her X and my X were boyhood friends...she and I (both divorced) are still friends over 50 years. That's all for now. My best to one and all. The air is much better here today. Here in VT we missed most of the storms tchau for now. adacomstock aka Alicia

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Good morning all!!

Well it got up to 102 yesterday but a front moved in and we had rain, glorious rain. Temps fell to 78. I wore my longed sleeved pj's to bed. It felt SO good. Of course back to 100 but a bigger chance of rain tonight. emoticon

Finally got my call from the vein specialist and have an appt for Sept 10. So by the time the weather cools off I am hoping to have my leg ready for walking!! emoticon

Babs~~Dennis was German and he also told me how they all learned to speak German before they learned English. And the same thing~~after the war they stopped. His family lived in Iowa and southern MN. AND my hair has always been so thick but I am thinning in the bang area too. Have been taking biotin and it seems to have stopped the hair loss but nothing is growing.

Well need to study my Sunday School lesson. We are doing Revelation and I teach every other week. So I need to spend LOTS of time preparing.

Have a wonderful day everyone!! emoticon

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Goodness. The skies opened up here last night and it rained and rained and then it rained some more. Rained so hard Iím surprised the windows didnít crack!

Marie, I love peppercini peppers too. Yum!! And you even have fresh jalapenos! I agree. Everything tastes so better when itís fresh from the garden. Yes, I need to remember Ďa life that includes fitness.í I do want to be Ďfit for lifeí too! I love the story of the lake property.

German, German, German. Thatís me. My maiden name is Lyons. My grandfatherís family came here from Ireland. My grandmother (dadís mom) was so German! Her parents came here from Germany and her last name was Burhmester! Dadís dad died when he was 2 Ĺ. He said his grandmother talked to him in German and sang him lullabies in German. Grandma went to Lutheran grade school, but, of course, during the war they had to stop speaking in German. It was not allowed. They were originally taught in German and English. Momís family was English. Dad always teased her and said, ĎNo, they werenít! They came from Kentucky.í

Jackie, what herbs help counter the thinning hair? My hair is still thick everywhere except the bang area. Iím afraid itís genetic. Mom was like that, now me and my sister is beginning to thin in that area too. So happy to hear that the compression sleeve is working for Mike and that you returned to SA. Progress. Good things. Happy for you.

Mona, congratulations to your daughter! I didnít return to college until I was in my 30's. I desperately wanted and needed to leave my husband. I knew Iíd be taking the kids with me. So I left and returned to school in order to make more money. It worked. Here I am 36 years later and doing better than I thought I ever would. 5 generations under one roof - thatís amazing.

Time for me to get a move on it here. I have a head start on audit paperwork, but I have a way to go yet. Thatís coming up August 19th.

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Hi everyone! Went this morning with a group from my church to visit a local nursing home. What a joy to talk with the residents and sing hymns and hear their stories. I had been wanting to do this but today was the first time I've gone. I grew up in a five generation family under one roof and I just loved it. They go the first Wed of each month so I will be part of the group.

I cannot believe it is 102 here today. The heat index is 106. My kids are coming for supper but we are doing Jersey Mike Subs. I baked bread last week and fixed spaghetti and meatballs but it was only 100. I told them we will do "easy" things until it cools off. I LOVE having them here every week.

reddmarie~~I think your lake property story is fabulous.

Jackie~~so glad to hear you are feeling better and enjoying Ad. again. And how wonderful that your husband is able to keep that swelling down.

Babs~~my youngest daughter got her AA and after 11 years went back and got her BA. She majored in elementary education and is now in her fifth year of teaching~~ third grade now but did K, first, and second. She was promoted with her kids. They have 8 classes of each grade so she has not had the same kids. I was so proud of her because I never thought she would go back.

Jeannie~~hope you had a good visit with your Mom and sister. It is good to be back posting.

CJ~~It must be hot in OK too. Do you have high humidity??

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Wow - such a chatty group!

Karen - glad you enjoyed your holiday and made some good memories. So sorry to hear about your health - my prayers are with you.

Babs - wow, your hair does grow fast. Not true for me anymore. I can stretch appts at least 6-7 weeks. Since aging, hospitalization my extra thick hair has become so fine and thinner. I am taking herbs to help counter that, we'll see.

Jeannie - glad you can wait to see if Richard needs that next operation. I groan when Mike does. Durn those computer problems.

Marie good for you on the exercise! I am still trying to motivate myself.

Oh, I love Chinese food as well - there is a restaurant about 20 mi from us that serves non-MSG foods. Much healthier and tastes even better.

Mike got his compression sleeve - fits over the whole leg/foot. Pumps up to 45mm - expands, contracts. When he takes it off, the leg looks normal. One hour in am, one hour in pm. Now after more than a year struggling with this issue, you think it would have been the first line of treatment... Anyway, I'm glad for him (and me!).

Went to Adeline's last night ... voice is coming back, though not full range and my stamina is shot for standing and singing. Will just need to build that up again. Had lots of fun.

Well, off to take care of the cats & dog - beautiful, sunny day here. Be well all....

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Hello, again Spark friends:) I scrolled ..really trying to pay attention to everyone...! Everyone is so good about it here...it works as motivation....I kind of work from my last post and move my way up!
...which takes me to Nola...my d in law has Fibro...its challenging for sure. Heat must be extra hard on the breathing issue? I hope you find some comfortable days ahead!

Hi to MonaMom...I know I've seen your name 'around' here:) Hope you're having a great summer!

I love the peppercini...(sp) peppers, Babs...I've been eating a lot of jalapenos out of my garden...amazing how different fresh is!....and I love it when a lot of walking is a result of also having a great time...lol ..as opposed to just 'exercising'. It falls into that bracket of new thinking, which is a life that includes fitness!
Starting school next week? Wow...ours is after Labor day, also!

..and Yes...I met with Richard Simmons yesterday lol...on my tv set! ...and I definitely sweated!

Sounds like positive med reports, Jeannie:)We're starting to feel like cars that have to go in every few 'whatevers' for checkups, replacements, lube jobs, etc!

I also enjoy all the hand waving CJ...I start to 'look' for it! Its cheerful:)

Im mostly German...my last name (maiden) pretty much says it. My grandpa came here with 2 or 3 of his siblings..but 7 or 8 stayed back in Germany. Fast forward and my dad found a few of them over there and now has stayed in touch with them....and an interesting 'side' story....my dad was looking for a fishing 'hole'...found a lake on the old county map with our last name ..ERgang Lake....(ergang not a real common name)...went and found it....that yr was also the yr my mom became real estate agent...so...the new relatives in Germany...asked my mom (the new realtor) to see if the lake owner was interested in a sale...and voila.....my German cousins bought a quarter of the lake property with our name....such a crazy story. We camp there all the time...and the cousins in Germany still own it. ..anyways...that's a bit of fam history I know about...pretty sketchy beyond that:)...but we sure love the lake!


Everyone have a marvelous day today:)

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Weíre having my favorite kind of rain this morning. Soft, light, gentle - wonderful for sleeping and reading. BUT guess what - Iím at work.

Well, Marie, did you meet up with Richard and start sweatin?? Is he still on television? I admit that I liked him the first time I saw him. He was on at like 6 AM, way back when my kids were little. Iíd watch him and then it was time to get them up and ready for school.

Karen, definite - education, education, education. He will return. He doesnít go FT and hasnít gone FT yet. Iím fine with that as long as he goes. Right now heís taking care of himself and working. Thatís also important. The relationship just wasnít meant to be and I totally agree that itís better to find out now rather than later. Heís fine actually. Thank you for your caring words.
I donít even have an ounce of Scottish in me. German, Irish and mom said English. What I see in myself - German.

Mona & Linda, glad to hear we have more Chinese Buffet fans!! Weíll have to have a convention and meet at a Chinese Buffet!

Jeannie, so glad you and Richard both had good MD reports. Thatís a load off your minds. Enjoy your day with your mom/sis today.

I get a haircut at lunch today. So Iím smiling. I always really need it by week 4. I donít know if my hair just grows fast, if itís all in my head, or if it grows so fast because I keep cutting it. However, by the 4th week I donít know what to do with it other than let it sit up there on my head!! So Iím happy today.

Enjoy your Wacky (and for me ĎWetí) Wild Wednesday.

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