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4/13/13 3:12 P

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What fun to bake a butterfly cake. And to be able to enjoy young ladies when they are sometimes really hard to understand.

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4/13/13 2:41 P

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I was really looking forward to sleeping in this morning but was awake at my normal time. Went up to the church early to bake a cake my for girl's group tonight(my oven doesn't do too well). We have a theme this year of "Born to Create." So tonight we are going to make butterfly cakes. It should be fun. They love getting together. They are about 12-16 years old. Usually just 4 but it is a great group of girls and I love them. Came home and got their dinner in the crockpot. It is a beautiful day here in So Cal and the poppies are out around town at the side of the roads and in the fields. Hoping to maybe go for a drive out to the poppyreserve tomorrow after church. There should be plenty of flowers!

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Woubbie- get your timer going!!!!

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4/13/13 12:35 P
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My mom is eccentric in a mostly harmless way. Irritating, perhaps, but harmless, and makes for GREAT family stories. Having said that, I still kind of steer a bit clear of her because we just have so little in common. It's only in the last year or so that I have been granted any respect for my age/experience/learned wisdom. Before that, even if I was dead to rights it just didn't count. And because we don't have much in common all the things we have to chat about lead us to butting heads. Meh.

Hoping to do some consolidating this weekend. Lots of little loose ends with the boys and the house need tying up. Have a great weekend all!

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4/13/13 12:16 P

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I had no contact with my mother for over ten years. I believe I will have to go back to that. She is just too toxic.

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4/13/13 11:54 A

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Very interesting about mothers..mine favored some and abused two of us. To break the chain I had no contact for 5 years. Having said that healing has now taken place and forgiveness is complete. I still have to step back when the habit shows up. I'm sorry for the ones who took the gravy w/o complaint. Their lives seem dwarft from it.

My day is cool but beautiful. I've planted a avocado that I sprouted. Cooked for the day, and have not had any coffee (trying to switch to herb tea) All is good in this corner of the woods.:)

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4/13/13 11:48 A

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Nice day here today. So far, 73° and 42% humidity. Not *quite* summer yet!

We spent the whole day in the kitchen yesterday, so we've got food for several days and nothing pending for today. Maybe we'll go to Sam's. Maybe not! no set plans at this moment. Could be a couple hours at a flea market in the afternoon, who knows.

Hope everybody has a pretty day!


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4/13/13 11:36 A

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Good morning, everyone! I had a rough night - not much sleep. I think there was just too much noise in my brain and I am dealing with a few issues that have bubbled up. My mom is a little bit like Suzanne's but she is very religious so that buffers her behavior a great deal. She still would own every bit of me if I let her have it, so I have guard what I tell her and limit my availability. I have been exhausted from working and I mentioned that I had a whole weekend off coming up, and her immediate response was to give me a list of stuff I could do for her...

Today I have to meet the general manager from the Danish home office at work for a couple of hours and the go straight over to my favorite client's workplace to get him caught up. I did a short workout (15 minutes) and need to take the dogs for a short walk - despite the rain dumping down!

I hope I finish up with the client early enough to have some time at home this evening... Tomorrow is all MINE. :)

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4/13/13 9:51 A

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Good morning, everyone! Maw, I wish our farmer's market season would hurry and get here! That is my favorite thing to do, on a Saturday. But unfortunately, it won't be until May 5th this year. Still, not long!

We're visiting my husband's grandmother to take her to lunch today. It's a long (3-hr) trip, but I enjoy getting some time in the car so we are away from the computers and can actually talk, lol. So I am looking forward to it.

Have a great day, everyone!

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4/13/13 9:11 A

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hi, another interesting day here... cloudy, by the way (again). LOL

had 3 chicken wings today so far -- haven't been very hungry. But I will likely have some shirataki noodles with some mayo, to increase fat and get some fibre.

Post office was done before noon (as is usual on Saturday), and took the dogs for a 30-min park visit. Got lots of walking in, and feel really good. Due to pour later, probably, so glad I did a morning walk. if the rain isn't too bad, I will go out again.

Trying to locate a place to live --- to combine our business and residence. Not having much luck with finding what we need. But on the other hand, we still have 5+ months here, so not in a rush. Some properties look good, but when you see them, you realise the pictures do TOO MUCH justice and the place is rundown, etc.

Hardest part is -- few properties like we seek come on the market

Gotta get the business more organised anyway, so there that impetus to get my butt in gear, too. We will see what will be...

My mom was also an interesting soul (she made it clear she'd rather have 10 boys than one girl.. and I am an only daughter with 2 brothers. It was so much fun -- notice the tone of voice here.) That said, as her Alzheimer's increased past a certain point, she mellowed a lot and was less quick to voice her judgemental thoughts, probably because her brain was shutting down. But the last 2 years were better for me, as she remembered me well, but neither of my brothers sadly. And I called her a lot and visited when I could to get over there.

Definitely an unusual situation.

Anyway -- Hope you're all having a lovely Saturday!

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4/13/13 8:16 A

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I'm very fortunate. Mom is and always has been nice, and so was Dad. My grandfather, who lived to be 103-1/2, was, too. His memory was failing at the end, so it was always a big surprise when we showed up, even if we had told him many times that we were coming. But a pleasant surprise, not a "why haven't I heard from/why haven't you visited" type of surprise.

Farmers Market for me this morning. I'll probably just get eggs, but they might have something else I want. It's mostly bedding plants, eggs, meat and cheese this time of year. Then off to do a bunch of errands. I'm skipping the library today.

It's supposed to be sunny and warmer today, then back up into the 70s for a few days, then back to the 40s. Crazy.

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4/13/13 7:40 A

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I know what you mean, Suz! My mother is the same way. Worse now now that she is in her 80s, but even when I was younger, she would destroy my self esteem. Those days (& now, when I can get up to see her) are not pleasant for me either. Half the time she doesn't even know us kids anymore. So there are times when she is nice because of that. Kinda sad though.

This morning, I'm going to meet my daughter and 2 grandsons (2&4) at a Kid Consignment Sale nearby. Should be fun and hopefully find them a few Summer clothes. Of course, I'll probably be doing the 'buying' but its ok...isnt that what Nanas are for?! lol After that, maybe go to Walmart and Home Depot to pick up a few things. Then back home to do some garden clean up for Spring. I will at least get my exercise today from doing all that. I take the weekends off from the gym, but have been going in mon-fri. Trying very hard to lose 4 lbs before I go on my trip to CA!

Sunny here today and prob be in the 60s. So not too bad a day! Have a good one you'all

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4/13/13 7:02 A

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James and I are off to meet some friends for a playdate this morning. Then to Andrews baseball game after lunch. Baseball is so boring! Especially after hockey season. This week I am eating mostly steaks as they are on special. So are pork ribs for James. I even found some all natural sausage for him with no wheat in them.
Been dealing with a lot of drama from my mother. She is mentally I'll and has very dark period when she is very mean. They are very unpleasant.

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