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Just working on being totally exhausted tonight, planned on getting home early and getting some good sleep before work tonight but you know about plans. Had to wait for WalMart Pharmacy to open to get my prescription, they never open on the time they say they are going to, it was 8:15 instead of the 8:00 time posted before they opened the windows. I grabbed my prescription and drove home, did chores and decided I really needed to cook a real meal. So I threw some lamb chops, potato wedges and eggplant on the grill and had that with squash. While I was outside grilling someone from NY stopped and wanted to know if I would sell the farm and I sent them packing. As much as I hurried it was still after 11 before bed and after 12 before I fell asleep and I woke up at 4 instead of 5. Wish I would learn to fall asleep quick and stay there! Tonight is my last night so maybe if luck is with me I can get better sleep today!

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10/30/14 11:14 P

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Annie, there hasn't been any talk on our team about what time zone for posting. I assumed you would go by whatever your time zone is, but really not sure. Maybe some of the others have run into that on their teams?? Peggy? Maybe you could just send a spark mail to BLC ADM and ask them to be sure.

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Good evening everyone:
today drove DH to 2 VA hospital appts.. LONG day and pouring down rain.. driving was hard,, but got home safe..
Trudy:
we are just re doing this place.. not that it is just outdated,, but with 2 men living in it ,, they let the water set (( we have rust/IRON in the water here )) so it ruined bathtubs/sinks.. which were plastic so look like I NEVER cleaned them,, so OUT THEY GO !!

Hey,those of you who are doing BLC,, I know from when we were on the RED HOTS (Steph our captain ) we got to post ON OUR TIME zone,,, I posted by 9 PM Pacific Time Zone (WA-OR-CALIF) and it made me on East coast time,, so the next day.. is it NOW only on East Coast time????
I asked on my team,, they thought it was were WE live/time zone,, but after that said {maby} they made it only East coast time zone??

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10/30/14 3:13 P

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Ooh a party!!

Went to WW's this morning and I still can't find my ww's book. I lost a pound since I was at my sisters meeting in the beginning of Oct.

I'm off to work on Family Tree. I am throwing away some papers

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10/30/14 1:45 P

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Steph, it wouldn't be till next year, maybe early summer - if that. The GC will still live here so no reason we can't party here. emoticon

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Trudy - my bro is here until the 19th. But he will be plenty busy!! He has a few shows he is going to..and he is driving somewhere to see a football game..and on and on ...busy guy!!!! Glad he makes time to visit me!!

Joyce - when are you thinking of moving? goodness..sounds good for you...but so was hoping I would make it for a visit while you still had the big house!! HA HA HA!!!

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10/30/14 12:31 P

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Yes ma'am, that's the plan. Moving back to the apts in town where we lived before we bought this place. It's served its purpose, raised the grandkids here, etc., but it's too much upkeep for us anymore. At the apt we can walk into town or to the hike/bike trail and there will only be two of us!! What a novelty that will be. Andrea and Aiyden will stay here with her brother, I think. We'll still babysit him when she works, but again, we can walk him down to the library and playground area, etc. Be fun.

Then it will be OUR turn to just "show up" for the parties and let someone else worry about the prep. LOL

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Joyce, you just get all the fun don't you?!? LOL!! You're planning to move to a smaller place in the spring aren't you? Maybe you could go to some friends house and play cards or something more low key!! I hate to admit that I'm too old to party harty!! I still like going but, I find I don't stay as late and I certainly don't get as crazy!!
I hope you have fun....

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Trudy, my daughter and SIL are having their annual Halloween party, in our basement! LOL They just got back from Vegas yesterday and I was hoping with that trip being so close to Halloween this year they might scrap the idea of the party. No such luck. Then they have their NY Eve party here as well. Can't wait till we move back to the apts and it's not my worry anymore.

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10/30/14 8:47 A

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Good morning,
What a glorious fall morning. We're really making the transition to (whisper) winter.
It's only 33 degrees this morning and a hard freeze is predicted for the weekend.
I went to meet my dil yesterday morning and picked up their animals for a week. They're in TX for a wedding on Sat. They're going to come down and get them next Thursday. So, that's something nice to look forward to. Spending time with them for a couple of days.
Are any of you hosting or going to Halloween parties? I haven't been to a Halloween party for several years. They used to be a big deal around here. My friends and neighbors who watch my house while I travel, are bringing a pizza over and we'll hand out candy together.
We've done this for several years. It's a pleasant evening. Sat. I'm invited to other friends for dinner. I'm planning to make some soup for the coming cold days.
Steph, I hope you had a nice lunch with your brother. How long is he in town for?
Annie, you sure are having a project getting everything up to snuff at your house aren't you?
Gwyn, good luck with the job search. You're right, job searches do take time.
Merri, I would hate to have all those fast food places so close!! LOL!! I know my self....wouldn't be good!!!
Everyone have a fantastic day. Be positive in all your thoughts and deeds and your day will be a good one!!


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Good Morning All....

Steph, what a special day you had with Adam and you have to be SO excited about your upcoming trip!

Gwyn, good luck with the job hunting - hope you find just the right one!

Grey and in the 40's today. Not looking very nice for a few days.

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i am still on my temp job -- i have started sending out resumes again. job hunting is so time consuming

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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10/29/14 11:12 P

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Steph:
and YES your brother DOES love you !!!! so happy for you, to get to see him,, give him a hug,
have a wonderful lunch !!and EXTRA special together time.. emoticon

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10/29/14 1:13 P

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emoticon I'm a happy camper! My amazingly wonderful Marine BROTHER is in town!!!! AND...he just called. He borrowed a friends car and is coming to meet me at work and take me to lunch!!! WHOOT WHOOT!!!
My brother loves me!!!!

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10/29/14 11:26 A

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Peggy & Merri :

I WISH I could have cleaned the old sink.. we tried EVERYTHING,, and thanks Merri for the suggestion.. will use it on other stuff,, BUT this is an OLD home and 2 men lived in it after his wife died,, and GOD only knows WHAT they did to the things in here,, the guest bathroom tub I have ALL but scrapped off the surface,, it looks terrible, but it turns out they let the water , which is rusty/iron layed in there and then it went into the plastic of the tub.. it is clean/sanatized, but looks terrible...

We are slowly removing all the old here,, like my BIL said we should have taken this double wide home out and put a new 2013 one it at the time,, but we had to do $$ what we had to do $$,, it is working..

Again today SP said I was NOT a member,, had to log in again..WHAT'S UP WITH THAT??

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10/29/14 11:11 A

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Oh my goodness Joyce & Barb, I am not sure if I am lucky or not LOL....I can see:

Wendy's two blocks from our house....

Burger King maybe three blocks from our house

KFC..around 2 1/2 blocks from our house

Pizza Hut, McDonalds and Taco Bell maybe four blocks from our house!!!

Culvers maybe one mile from our house.

All of course if walking distance for us....

It is nice when company comes as they can just choose what they want if they are really hungry...

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10/29/14 9:38 A

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emoticon Annie - glad the sink project turned out OK!

Peggy, enjoy Bagel King, not that I have to tell you that. emoticon

Barb, we're in the same boat, not being close to anyplace like that. Well, probably closer than you, but really only thing in the town 10 min. away is McD's - not quite the same thing.

Merri, that neighbor of yours sounds like a really unhappy person.....he better watch or his girlfriend may walk out on him too!

How about those Royals??? Right down to game 7.

Goodness - only in the 40's here this morning and I think Saturday the high will be in the 30's! I am SO not ready for this!

Brenda and Jim fly back from Vegas today. Andrea and Aiyden will go stay there tonight so Grandma can get her "baby fix" after missing him all weekend. They did skype a couple of times, but not the same as getting the cuddle time. Then JJ has him Thurs. and Fri., so we'll get a break here for a couple of days and I can get caught up and get ready for the Halloween Party. I was really hoping Brenda would skip it this year with the Vegas trip and all, but no such luck! I don't really do much....Craig decorated the basement already and it's all held down there, so doesn't take a lot of preparation.

Hope everyone has a great day - I'll check back later.

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10/29/14 8:08 A

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I was so tired last night I didn't even have time to read up on what I missed yesterday!

Joyce, sounds like you had a great trip! We have snow forecast for saturday this week, and no I am not ready for it lol. Our leaves have been on the ground for a couple of weeks now!

Annie, glad your sink project worked out well, it is always easier to have two people at a project like that even though it may not seem like it at the time!

Peggy Bagel King sure sounds good this morning! To bad I live in the sticks without those kinds of places!

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Peggy & Annie, I found out when Ken does the coffee pot in the morning and than lets the coffee sit in there for a time, it gets a stain under the plastic liner I have in there. I have tried everything to get the coffee stain out until I thought of my powered Oxy clean for my clothes. I got the powder some what wet and than just let it sit in there for a few hours and it was as clean as new...

It is only 44 here today. I think the sun is suppose to be out tho. Our one tree that is now left on the park way is all done with it's leaves. Now we have to wait for the dumb neighbor next doors three tress to get done..

What ever kind of surgery the neighbor had around the 6 or 7th, he is still walking with a walker just to the car to maybe go to the dr. It is so sad as even his two brothers don't come to visit him. How can one human being be so mean all of the time. He just hollers and hollers at his live in gal friend...

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10/29/14 7:47 A

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Annie it's always nice to have a new sink that's sparkling clean. Maybe I'll go and make mine sparkle after we get back from Bagel King

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oh my , SP said I was NOT a member, had to LOG IN ,, I don't think I have had to do that ONE is yrs/yrs/yrs !!

Joyce:
we MADE it through,, DH did ALL the sink work, I just ran and got tools/ect/ and I cleaned the bedroom/dusted, ect so I was close by,, so WE SURVIVED !! he is letting all the calking dry tonight I will have a NEW sink to
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Well, about time you get to Bagel King Peggy - bet they missed you! That Hands in Motion group sounds like fun.

Barb, hope you feel better! That sure isn't fun! Hope the pepto and imodium do the trick!

Andrea sees the hematologist Nov. 6 to see what's going on with her blood count. I think the doctor is just being proactive to be sure there's nothing serious going on. Hoping that's the case anyhow. She needed iron pills when she was pregnant with Aiyden.

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Just got home from Bangor, had my appointment with the Hematologist this morning, my platelets are up to 217 now and they are going to start to cut back the Prednisone now, cutting out 20 mg the first week starting tomorrow. This stuff makes me so cranky and edgy hopefully it goes OK and the platelets stay.

I did some shopping, at home depot and lowes, and walmart, Did a dumb thing in Home Depot and locked my keys in the truck, Cost me $45 to get it unlocked :(

I ate at Ruby Tuesdays which was probably a mistake, I had bad diarrhea yesterday and most of the night I was awake running to the bathroom, I only had toast for breakfast and saltines for lunch, but had the petite sirloin with green beans and grilled zucchini and now my stomach is growling at me. I would really like to get some sleep tonight, I am very tired! I did pick up some pepto and Imodium at walmart today, so off to gulp some of that before chores and bed!

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Boy I just noticed that I haven't been on here since we left NY. I think we are going to Bagel King tomorrow.

I haven't really been anywhere since we got home on Saturday (we did go to Bagel King Monday)

The Hands in Motion group was here this afternoon and we had a great get together.

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Merri, I was surprised how many leaves were gone here when we got back! The mountains in W.Va were gorgeous. In TN there was color, but not quite peak yet - thinking we were about a week too soon. Oh well, all the fall decorations everywhere were beautiful, so that made up for it. It's a crummy day here - chilly and damp. By the weekend our HIGH will be in the 30's! I am so not ready for that!

Annie - good luck with the sink! Hope you and hubby survive the togetherness of the project. LOL

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I had a dental app this am..boy was THATsome dental work and COSTY$$$$$$$$ sure used to dental ins which i no longer have..

today DH and I are going to{{TRY}} and install a new bathroom sink, we bought. !!
we will see if we make it together by the end of the day!

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Trudy, Our leaves here in southern WI are almost off of all of the trees too. The city did cut down one of our big maples in the parkway, so you would surely think we would have less??? I surely don't think so. It seems like our one trees leaves come off first and than the neighbor to the west comes down after ours are all done...Thanks so much neighbor!!!!

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Home safely. Dropped the two GDs off a their respective homes. Good weekend and I think they enjoyed themselves. A little "different" for us because we're used to our own routines and such. The GGS would absolutely scream anytime his Mom got out of his sight. He's a month younger than Aiyden, so it was a bit of a surprise for us. Aiyden has never been that way. If she even went to the bathroom he'd do it. Had a hard time getting them up and motivated in the mornings and that was a bit of a challenge, but all in all, a good weekend. Disappointed the one GD couldn't make it, but couldn't be helped.

We're going back the first weekend in Dec. to catch the Christmas shows and lights, so this trip really was to please the GDs. We didn't end up going to Cherokee, but did go into the National Park and stopped at an overlook to see the mountains.

I'm leery of getting on the scales tomorrow. I did really behave myself, but the travel time - not drinking my water, etc. - usually take a toll.

Now it's time to get ready for our Halloween Party Saturday night. They're forecasting 2" of snow Friday night - can you believe that? UGH!

Candace, I think you'll really enjoy that recipe! It's a favorite of ours when it's a cold, rainy day!

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yes that was some storm,, and a couple house here in our county,, are close to going into the sea.. really sad,, how much land was washed away,, so glad we are a couple blocks from the ocean..

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JHOPPER, y'all can call me Candace. Thanks to the dear person who posted the Kielbasa and Cabbage soup recipe. Can't wait to make it!

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Good morning,
Another beautiful fall day here. I plan to get my exercise in by raking leaves today. The trees are
losing their leaves fast this year. Our town just has yard waste pick up in the spring and fall. Usually the leaves haven't fallen yet when the city picks up. This year they're almost all on the ground.
Barb, thanks for the soup recipe. It sounds good. This time of year I really like soup!!
Joyce, it sounds like you have a great time in TN. Safe travels home.
Annie, what a storm. Yikes.
Gwyn, I'd love to try zumba. I find the steps really confusing. I suppose, if I'd just stick with it I'd get the hang of it. I do zumba in the pool at the Y but there no one can see my feet!! LOL!!
Everyone have a fantastic day.

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Joyce, Oh it sounds like you had such a good time. I wish you would have packed me in your suitcase...I would have loved to been there and heard that wonderful music too....Maybe someday...

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Hi gals....

Had a good day at Dollywood. It's the Gospel Music and Southern Craft festival. The fall decoration were so pretty! Took the little ones on a bunch of rides and then the older gals did the coasters and stuff. Caught one of the gospel music shows and had a quick lunch there. After Dollywood we took Jade down the strip to get some pictures she wanted and then went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Hoping to pack up and be out of here early tomorrow. We want to drive up through the National Park so the girls can see the mountains at the overlooks, stop at Cherokee to see the bear zoo and then home from there. Be a long day!

Got back and no power in the bathroom. Someone came right away to check it out, a breaker was off. Then Andy asked about the TV because it was saying no signal and he couldn't get the channels. Checked it out, brought us a new cable cord and we're in good shape now. They've really been very efficient when we've had a problem. Usually have NO problems but for some reason we seemed to get them all this time.....lol

Barb, I make that same soup - well almost exactly the same. I just put in green beans and no parsnips. Definitely a favorite when the weather gets cold.

Annie that must have been some storm! WOW! The weather here has been absolutely perfect!!

Hi Merri! Sounds like you're busy! CFrazier - great to see you post here. What do you want us to call you??? Hi Gwyn!!

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The cabbage, kielbasi soup is really easy and kind of a comfort food. I have the recipe all calorie calculated MFP, it makes about 13 cups of soup so I figured a serving is 1 cup for lunch but dinner I will have 2 cups.

kielbasa and cabbage soup

1 13 oz ea.) Beef Polish Kielbasa
3 cups (78g), Carrot-raw Peeled Sliced
2 cups (45 g), Raw, Chopped onion
3 Cups, --russet potatoes--raw and Chopped
2 cups slices, Parsnips - Raw
6 cups (70g) shredded, Fresh Raw Cabbage
3 cups, Organic Chicken Broth
1 tbsp, Oil - Vegetable, canola

Saute the onions in the vegetable oil until soft, then add broth, carrots and potatoes. I cut the kielbasa in half lengthwise and then do slices and add them. Simmer for about 10 minutes and add the parsnip and cabbage, simmer until the cabbage is cooked enough for you, I like mine a little crunchy. If I don't have parsnips I will just add extra carrots.

It makes usually 13 cups and a 1 cup serving is 179 calories, with 9 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein. you can cut the calories slightly by using the light Kielbasa but it is not much of a cut.

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BARB from Maine, sounds like you had an interesting evening. The soups all sound great! I will look up the SP recipes, but would love the Kielbasa, cabbage soup recipe.

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Terrible STORM last night,, friend staying with us,, SCREAMED ,, when the WORST thunder we EVER heard felt like it hit our house.. !! little Pepper kept scratching my arm , to get out of bed and make it STOP..

got my fitness test done today,, sure have improved,, couldn't even DO a plank when I started this BLC..lol

Grace:
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Looks like another cloudy day, we only saw the sun for a couple of hours yesterday, been a dreary week altogether. I have been shopping on line for some pull out shelves for my kitchen, particularly for the shelves I keep pots and pans so I can get them organized and find them without crawling on the floor. I am going to make two new cabinet doors on that side and have two wide pull out shelves, and while I am at it throw away all those extra covers and get rid of pans I don't use! I am planning to put a revolving shelf in the blind corner on the other side of the sink and move the drawers but first I need to move the propane line coming up from downstairs for the stove, I should have made them move it the day they put it in but I was so pissed off that I just wanted them out of my house, they drilled through my cabinet and put the line there instead of where it originally came so I could reach the shut off regardless of the fact that I told them not to and that I was going to put a plywood side on that cabinet that would be pretty hard now going around a pipe. I am trying to make things more organized and easier to get at, working with older cabinets there because I like the tongue and grove natural wood look. It is probably a much bigger project then I think but I want it done when the new stove goes in.

I am taking my camera down to the barn and try an do a video of my kitten, she spent about a half hour yesterday attacking and playing with a old Greek yogurt dish, It was so funny she would spring up in the air about 10" and pounce and pounce and pounce. We can learn a lot watching the joy with which a kitten plays!

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!

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do checkout zumba -- I ove it!!

swim, grocery shop and a mall shopp yesterday.

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Morning to all of my Sparkler friends:

It is going to be one beautiful day here again today. Oh if only we could bottle this weather up and use them from Jan-March...

This morning we are going to join our DD & SIL, DGD her hubby and the other grandma for our DD's birthday breakfast. They were in FL at their condo on her birthday...We always have to bring her some of those candy Peeps.

Than come home and take some of the other flowers out and cut some of the flowers up and replant them. Have to ask our DD what is the best way to do it first tho...

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Hi gals.....first chance I've had to check in. We had a good trip down yesterday. The two little ones were SO good. Our wifi in the room wouldn't work. I could get on if I sat outside a couple doors down but felt a bit conspicuous so only did what I had to do.

Finally got ahold of the help line today and he was a foreign sounding guy that I had trouble making understand what I needed. He kept saying it was my computer and I told him no, there were two computers and three phones that could not connect in here. But if I went outside I connected immediately. He finally "got it" and said he re-set all the antennas and when we got back tonight, it finally worked!

Had a good day. One GD didn't show up and I pretty much had expected that. It was disappointing, but nothing to be done about it. We took the others down to the play area for the little ones to ride some rides for awhile. Then we went out the Island. Two of the girls rode the big sky wheel. We went to the new Smoky Mountain Moonshine Distillery. We'd been to the one in Gatlinburg, so wanted to see how this one was. Free samples, too. YUM! They had a good band playing and then we watched the waltzing water fountains for a bit. Took them all to Margaritaville for appetizers and drinks and then came back here for them to get a good visit in. Desi just left amongst lots of tears, but it was a good day. Tomorrow we go to Dollywood for the day.

Trudy, my DD and SIL just flew out to Vegas this morning. He has a business conference but they stay at the Red Rock resort so she enjoys the pool and the casino while he's in meetings. I love Nashville - we've been there a few times. I'd like to go back again, it's been awhile.

Barb, you're right - taking care of ourselves definitely needs to be a priority!

Gwyn, I may have to look up a zumba class.

Annie is there a "season" for clamming or can you do it anytime?

Merri, that's great your sleep doctor report went so well!

Not sure if I'll have time to be on in the morning, but will check in tomorrow evening.

G'nite all.

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Quick check in,, our electricity keeps going on/off and my lap top won't hold a charge,
we are having a Huge wind storm... rain like we have not seen in yrs.

I had a great time clam digging last night,, got my limit of 15 so tonight is clam fritters..



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The sun finally came out this afternoon, not that I saw much of the morning! I mentioned yesterday that I had arraigned to meet a friend I hadn't seen for a long time for dinner yesterday, well when I called her I noticed she had tried several calls, I left my phone in the car during the ceremonies and Mass and didn't check it until I left the Church hall. I called her and she said her brother had come and gotten her car to put it away for the winter last night and she didn't realize until this afternoon that she needed it to meet me. That is so like Marilyn that I had to laugh! So we arraigned to meet at the camp instead, I left town early since I hadn't been at the camp for years, picked up lobster, bread, salad and cheesecake and drove out. Another friend Vera was there too and we had a good time talking over things we did in years past, and when I left it was late, dark, rainy and slightly foggy. . I drove slowly because you almost always meet a moose or deer in there, finally I came to the stop sign to go on the main road and started to turn, oops not the stop sign on the main road, it was a railroad bed and my tire dropped down and the car hung up, with the bumper only about 2" from the rail I couldn't move it at all so I called back to Marilyn's and Artie her son came out his car couldn't put mine out and we needed to move some of the big gravel bed stuff so the bumper wouldn't be torn off, in the mean while Vera and Julie (Artie;s wife with a broken wrist) came out and Vera though Artie and her could push the car, I wasn't in favor of this because Vera is short of breath just walking 25 feet and quite over weight, and Artie is disabled with a shoulder that doesn't' work, well they tried anyway and it didn't work, so Artie went to town and got some boards and a shovel and we jacked up the front wheel and I dug out so we could put a board under the wheel and another one behind the wheel and they pushed and the car came out. This whole process took 2 hours at which I was very nervous that a train was going to come and demolish my car. It was also drizzling and we were playing in the mud and rocks and I was of course all dressed up with a long tan trench coat and my outfit was very light weight, not what you want to be out digging in, however out of the 4 people I was the only one fit enough to do anything.

My bumper is unhooked on the front, and I need to get it back in place but other then that there is no damage which is great, it could have been very bad!

So today I am lazing around having an uneventful afternoon, reading my kindle and playing on the computer, I think I may go for a walk in a little while and then make a couple kinds of soup for the week ahead, thinking of the Buttercup squash and apple soup, my favorite kielbasi, cabbage, carrot and potato soup and some Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup, the tortellini soup and the squash soup are both SP recipes that I like! Might as well cut up all the veggies together!

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Happy Sat. everyone!!
We're having a perfect fall day here. Low 70's and wall to wall sunshine!! I'm going out and finish cutting down the flowers today.
I'm home from my trip to Las Vegas. What a fun time we had. I wore my fit bit and the first day we walked almost 5 miles and the second day almost 8. These old bones were screaming!! But, I know it's good for me. I'm going to San Francisco in a couple of weeks and I know there are a lot of hills to climb!!
We laughed so much!! There's never anything wrong with laughing yourself silly!!
I enjoyed the whole trip so much. I think we may go to Nashville next spring.
It's hard to believe the end of Oct. is here. Tomorrow is my daughters birthday. I mailed her gift before I left for Vegas.
Well, I need to get this day going.
Everyone have a fantastic weekend.

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Morning everyone:

It is one beautiful nice 55 sunny morning here. Ken has to go and help his brother install a ceiling fan. His brother manages 12 apartment for a dr.

I am going to get my ironing done and some paper work too. Our DS is now in Vegas (just got home from Afghanistan) by his X wife who will now become his fiancé with a beautiful pink diamond this weekend...We are just so happy for him. They both deserve this reunion....They were first married in 1991. They are getting remarried in Jan.

My visit to the sleep dr went very well. I guess I am his poster child because I do everything right and use my mask every night....We didn't even get lost and stopped at two stores and even ate at the Country Buffet too...

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got up at 6 am and left for grocery shopping.. I LOVE $5.00 fridays at Safeway.. !! use my manufacture coupons/double off, and they said WE paid YOU to shop !!! then onto fred meyers and did the same.. today it was 4 X's the gas points day if you bought restrauant gift cards.. I got Subway/Burger King gift cards to give out and I got 40cents a gal Off my gas !!

now to clam dig tonight.. I am going with the neighbors , they asked me to go with them,, I said I just got my back to NOT hurt,, so her GS is going to help me.. it is legal for him to help, but I MUST get the clam myself.. I can do THAT..

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Joyce - ya that's the issue what Insurance will cover...I'll pray that they WILL cover it for you!!!



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Annie, My BIL buys a lot of things from Lowes and uses his military discount. We did tell him to be aware now that it might happen to him too. We did buy our Weber grill from Lowes last Christmas and at that time got the discount.

I have been thinking about this poor lady who had to have breast surgery yesterday. She had to have around 30 chemo treatments that last time she had breast surgery. At that time, it damaged her aorta valve and had to have surgery for that than too...

It is 50 out here right now and it is suppose to be one beautiful day. I have to go to by sleep apnea dr this morning and he is around 65 miles away. I do think there has to one around here too, but this one is so good. He was only 15 miles away and moved around two years ago... It is around the Milwaukee area and we really don't care to go there. It is only once a year tho...Otherwise Medicare won't pay for my supplies I need for the machine..

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Wow it is very wet out there, we haven't had the 5" of rain they promised but still rain in Late October is cold rain. I drove to Millinocket last night and visibility was poor, dark raining and some surface fog and I am sure I don't see at night as well as I used to!

I tried pretty hard to sleep last night, did manage to sleep for about 4 hours but have been awake since 3:30 am, someday I will learn to sleep when I hit the bed, someone needs to let me in the secrets of sleeping. So I need to rumble around and find an umbrella and rain coat, and sensible shoes that don't look too bad with dress up stuff since we will be at the Cemetery probably in the rain. My lifestyle doesn't include much dress up anymore, scrubs, barn clothing and causal clothing, plus lots of stuff that doesn't fit anymore. On a brighter note I have arraigned to meet a friend I haven't seen all summer, just caught her before she leaves for Florida tomorrow! We are going to go to a early supper somewhere in Millinocket. She said to just call her when everything was done and we could meet somewhere, so that will be an upbeat thing to start my weekend.

I was considering that once I got on pregnisone that weight loss would come to an abrupt halt, but it hasn't , I did lose 2 lbs in the hospital and another lb this week. My Fitbit has had problems or so I thought, it wouldn't charge. So I went on EBAY and got a new charger, I contacted support and they were supposed to send me a new one but they take forever to send stuff. The charger came early and I plugged in my fitbit and NOTHING! no blinking lights or anything, I tried it both in the computer and in the wall. After a lot of consideration about the cost of a fitbit, about $100, I figured that it was only about $12 a month and also considering there are no options for going to a Gym or taking any kind of fitness classes at all I decided to just get a new one. In the mean time I contacted fitbit and told them I tried a new charger and the fitbit is dead. They said they were sending me a new one and when it shipped I would get an email, that was Monday I got that email and still no shipping confirmation 5 days later. Well Amazon shipped me a new one on Monday and it got here Tuesday, pretty good 2 day shipping. I opened it and put it on to charge, using the new charger I got from ebay and guess what zip, nothing, no charge.So I opened the box and got out the charger from the new fitbit and it works fine. Just to try it I took the old fitbit out and put it in that charger, it started charging. So yesterday I had no fitbit and today I have two working ones and a new one in the mail.

So the good news is that my platelets were up to 197 on Thursday, and regardless of everyone and their brother telling me rather gleefully that now I would gain weight on the prednisone I am still losing weight and only 7 lbs to my goal now, although I am considering another 10 lbs after that!

Joyce, I find myself now going out to walks when I really need to get other stuff done too, but I tell myself that it is NOT a luxury but a necessity for good health. Lots of times when I get up to do chores before work I take 10 minutes to do fast walking, atleast 4mph, even though it is cutting it fine some days with chores and making lunch and getting out of here.

Gwyn, I will have to look up some videos on Zumba, there is nothing around here like that but it sounds like something that would be fun in the winter when I can't go out and walk.



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i love zumba!! loved it from the day I tried it. I am really tired this morning

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I went out and walked for an hour when I should have been packing, but I got it done anyhow. Waiting for GDs to call, Andy has to meet their Mom about fifteen minutes from here so she doesn't have to try to find us on the back roads. LOL

Hopefully out of here bright and early tomorrow, so may not be on till evening. We'll see how it goes.

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Merri:
I just wonder if Lowes will follow Home Depot..but sure hope Home Depot thinks this one over...Vets will go to Lowes if they continue to do the % off,, and Home Depot will loose business.
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You were the "angel" that lady needed.. I am so glad you are who you are to go over to just "see" what she was knitting.. You will be blessed over and over for being so kind and listening to her tell her story,,and when she just needed a hug.. BLESS YOU !!

today we were not going to walk,, but my BFF's husband told her I said we were going to walk,, then he told me,, she said we were walking.. LOL.. so when we were walking we each said,, HE said we WERE walking,,, LOL.. He cracked up laughing .. so we got a 2 mile walk in, due to 5 of us met for a Birthday lunch.. and she and I had walked to the restrauant.....

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I know everyone who has had it done says the same thing. It's just a matter of doing it and worrying about what insurance will cover. Hopefully it's a covered procedure. I mean we can't get hearing aids, medicare won't cover that! Frustrating when the elderly are the ones who NEED them!

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Joyce - Jen had cateract surgery..and LOVES it...she can SEE!! She said it was easy and great!! :)

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Bless your heart Merri - how awesome God put you right there for that lady! Will say a prayer for her!

I need cataract surgery too, but I keep putting it off. Eye doctor said it can wait until I really want to get it done. LOL

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Morning everyone.

It looks like a nice day for us. They are calling for showers later in the day tho. So, hamburgers on the grill for lunch...

Annie, I wonder if they are going to stop giving out the 10 % at Lowes than too. I could see how some people would abuse the discount tho too...So sad...

I had my eyes checked yesterday and the dr told me that I will need cataract surgery soon. Ken had a fit tho because he knows his has to be done first LOL...I will wait until spring than,,

Yesterday when Ken was finding out where his appointment is for his eye check up, I seen this one lady knitting and of course you all know me by now. I just had to go over and sit by her and see what she was making.

She started to cry and said she needed a hug so bad as she was going to have breast surgery today. This would be her second time having breast surgery and she was cancer free for 14 years....I have thought of her all yesterday and now am hoping she is going to be ok.

We did ask her if she had family here in town and she did say some family was coming from out of town for today. Otherwise we were going to go and be with her today. I was a Chaplin at our local hospital and I guess God just guides me to special people that need to talk...Please keep her in your prayers today. I am so sorry as I didn't even get her first name LOL....I was too busy listening her to and didn't want to interrupt her at all...

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Hope you get some good rest Barb! Hugs and thoughts with you tomorrow.

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Awfully tired tonight at work, feel kind of edgy with the pregnisone, and not sleeping well. But it is the last night! I am going out in a few minutes to take a walk in the parking lot and get some air. Thinking about leaving early in the morning so I can get some sleep before the funeral home thing, it will be 6-8 and the service on Friday.

We were supposed to get a ton of rain today but it never made it up this far, sometimes it is good to live up in the north! It has been a very wet fall!


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Barb:
so sorry about your Uncle.. ((( hugs )))) emoticon
I am glad you got your RX.. and if they do that to you again,,, use the info..

Peggy:
You travel like my sis and I..the potatoe salad sounds WONDERFUL..

when we took all the kids on the road trip to CA Disneyland.. we told them before we left... money is tight,, and we filled our cooler w/ milk,, dairy products,,boilded eggs,, ate breakfasts at the hotels,, then sandwiches at rest areas,, dinner we ate at a restrauant,, they could hardly wait until the next yr to CAMP as we TRAVELED.. they said... LOL

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YES, my friend left..no company RIGHT today..lol ... DH and I said,, AHHHHHHH ,, just him/me/Pepper.. BUT today is clamming AGAIN.. kids will be here this weekend.. so more in then....

headed out to talk w/property tax guy.. he only comes to Pacific County on Wed. 9=noon.. so you gota line UP to talk with him... this is ALL new to us,, here in WA... so different than Ore..

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Good Morning Gals!

Gwyn, I've never tried zumba, do you like it?

Barb, sorry to hear about your uncle! Not the way you want to lose someone! Glad Annie's info helped you out! Good news on the platelet count - keep it up!

Peggy, how was Adin's birthday? Will you see him again before you leave?

Annie, all your company gone now??

Merri, how's your weather? It's still cold an damp here, supposed to clear off later I think.

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Sorry for your loss Barb. Even when our relatives are older it's still a shock when they're gone.

I'm on my way soon to go out for breakfast and spend the morning shopping with my friend. It's pretty funny because neither of us are looking for anything in particular today. It's our last chance to visit until we get back before Thanksgiving. I have all my stuff ready to put in the car.

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Annie, thanks for the insur info, I did get them to give me the prescription today, called the company yesterday and they did withdraw the hold. I can't imagine them doing that one a non-painkiller kind of drug.

My platelet count was up good today, 177, so above the low normal. That is good news, I don't see the hematologist until next Tuesday so we shall see when they decided to wean me off the pregnisone, I will be glad to see it go, makes me edgy and hyper.

My Fitbit quit on Saturday, funny how much I have come to depend on it for tracking and knowing where I am on my exercises and sleep. I thought it was the charger but even a new charger doesn't work. They are sending me a new one but it will probably be a week or more before I get it.

Guess my bad streak is not over yet. My Uncle Clem died this morning, he was elderly and went out to check on his cat and fell, broken ribs and internal bleeding. Kind of rough at 94. Clem was my Dads last remaining sibling. He was always very kind to me and used to bring me lunch when I sold veggies, eggs and butter on the hill in Millinocket. He gave me a trunk that my grandparents brought over from Italy with them when the immigrated, it is in my living room. I will miss him.

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thanks. I may just do zumba tonigyht after work. very tired

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I got most of my stuffed packed, the eggs boiled and the potato salad all cut up I just have to add the mayo tomorrow after it cools.

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Hi..I never got the flu shot before...until I was way sick and my doc MADE ME...I couldn't leave his office without him sticking me with the shot!! ha ha.....
I guess my immune system was shot..so he wanted to help me. After this year..I probably won't need one anymore...I'm healthy without it!!!

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Boy, Annie, that stinks that a few have to spoil it! Glad it at least is still good for your DH!

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Steph:
I get a flu shot every yr. I have gotten sick just one time..but not so sure it was ,maby I was exposed to the flu RIGHT before I had the shot.. Never been sick again with the flu shot..

an UPDATE to % OFF !!

We went to Home Depot yesterday, for more remodel stuff, got a cart full, Don handed her his VETS card.. she goes,, WE, HOMEDEPOT NO LONGER HONORS A 10 % DISCOUNT FOR VETS UNLESS YOU ARE 100% .

To say the least,we had a couple hundred $$worth of stuff,, BUT i had DH's paper work in the car to show he is 100 % so we got the discount.. but like my brother, who is NOT 100 % ,, he no longer gets the disount.

Home Depot said,, to many abused it, buying for OTHERS not military and getting a discount for them. SAD. it ruined it for those who didnt abuse the discount.

thought you all would like to know this it just happened,since we got things there last week.

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We don't go to Florida for the winter months that's where we live. We come to NY in June, Sept-Oct and Dec (well right before Thanksgiving)

I have to go and pack some more and hardboil some eggs

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