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8/17/16 4:04 P

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We've been having some rain, but too bad. I think it was last week we did have a big rain and filled our ditch luckily our house is high and dry. It's 88º out now, so not too bad.

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8/16/16 12:07 P

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Oh boy is it raining here today. I am enjoying the cooling down period but it sure limits what I can get out and get done around here. Court how is the weather in Florida.

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Hi everyone. Hope all is well. Have a good weekend.

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6/20/16 12:16 A

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Dorothy, hi welcome ot the team. what's new in your life? Hope you had a good weekend.



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6/14/16 10:35 P

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That's a lot of steps!!! I'd love to have a fitbit. Doesn't it check other things too? A friend has something on the order of a Fitbit; I think it tracks heart beat? Is that the thing that reminds you if you haven't been moving enough?

Nice group of horses. It's hard to make out some pictures, it's my computer, something about the......something, I forget.

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6/7/16 9:00 P

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I have not heard of Pinwheels I will have to check them out...

JJ is doing great.....thanks for asking.



Yesterday I was so excited to know that I walked 13,221 steps...that is over 3000.00 of my daily goal. I am keeping track with the fitbit wrist band. The one think I have noticed is that having it on all the time makes me aware of trying to keep up. So I park a bit further away now..even though I have handicap parking. I also always walk with the basket rather than sit in the cart and shop. Doing all my own stalls each morning was so hard the first couple of weeks when I got back from Las Vegas, but now I am getting my upper body strength back and I feel really good doing it. In fact I laid off the hired help and took over the barn myself for the summer. What I feel bad about is that I have laid off a couple of good barn employees and if they are not here come winter to help out I might be stuck, but that's another topic.

My horses are all groomed up and looking pretty good...I turned a few of them into one of the big pastures this morning a little further from the barn and they are loving it.




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5/23/16 6:21 P

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Joanna, how is the Stallion doing?
I think what you got Olivia are all good ideas. Clothes with her name and the books, emoticon

I made or rather tried to make pinwheels for dinner. Ham for DH and turkey for me both with cheese, tomato and cheese.



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I got back home in Michigan last Monday and for the life of me I have not stopped for even a light break. I have been grooming horses...gutting the barn.....handling mail....replenishing the much needed items in the house and barn....(way to much shopping) and on top of that I have been handling trying to visit with everyone that is coming by all the time. Now I have an afternoon baby shower to attend for my great granddaughter Olivia. I think I might have messed up there. I was not here to see the invitation so I did not know she had a list at a local store....of things they wanted. I instead went on Etsy and order a bunch of cute little outfits for 0 to 3 mos with her name printed on them...and then started a collection of baby books that will come in handy sooner or later. Oh well they will just have to deal with it. My first grandsons...baby how sweet is that.

On a sour note I woke up this morning to my Stallion...sick. He was shaking and wanting to buckle and lie down. Not a good sign. I put him on BUTE and a shot of antibiotics. Hope it will hold until I get back. I think this weather is getting to him...he has a runny nose. I hope it isn't to much more. He is a young boy and pretty strong. I will keep tabs on him...and I have a vet coming out on Tuesday so I will have him checked out then. Time to float some teeth...and pull some wolf teeth. Plus I kneed hock shots for one of my show horses. Other than that things seem to be alright for the moment.

I want to wish everyone well and hope you all have a great Sunday.

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5/14/16 1:19 A

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Joanna, I hope the horse will be okay. I'm not sure what that is but doesn't sound nice.
It's a lot of work having a farm, not that I've ever had one, just see from movies and what you've said.
Glad to have you back.

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5/13/16 9:18 A

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I was up and out early this morning...down at the barn. I am feeling pretty good I got a head start yesterday when I had the barn gutted....and all the mats power washed. I so love the smell of fresh wood chips. This morning I feed and watered all my horses....and paid my little homage to each one of them. I missed them so much.

Unfortunately my farrier informed me a couple of days ago that one of my favorite horses had a severe case of thrush. My number one concern now that I am back. I was a bit upset with my grandson since he was the elected stall keeper during my absence....and its not like he did it out of the kindness of his heart I paid him a good wage to make sure it was done right. (NOT)

Oh well I guess I have to suck it up and get back to the issues at hand. Shedding them out and getting them all ready for spring baths. I have only 3 left to finish up on and then I am on to the bath house with them. I am hoping for just a bit of warmer weather first..but either way I am up for the job.

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5/9/16 2:39 P

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Hello, hope all is well with everyone. I hope the new people will stop by and chat with us too.



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5/5/16 10:15 A

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Oh my gosh, where did the month go!? Hope everyone is doing good. We had a big storm yesterday. My right hand was paining, maybe arthritis?

Still working on my family tree and found my Welsh.

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I haven't been backa to the gym. I was so sore for abut 3-4 days after. Boy am I out of shape. I'm busy with some other things so it has been hard to get back.

Up north they are still having snow. Here in Florida it has been cool.

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Happy April!
It's a nice winter we're having this spring here in Ireland, but I haven't lost all hope I will feel warm again :)
Well done on going to the gym! I keep telling myself I need to do join again but so far it is easier (and cheaper) to exercise at home. Plus I don't have people coming to ask me if I'm all right because I look like I'm about to have a heart attack after a good a workout. emoticon emoticon

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Hi, Happy April. How is everyone doing? Pretty nice out here in my part of Florida.

I've been going to the gym off and off and had a 30 min training session with a trainer Tuesday. Cost a fortune to have the 6 week session so one 1/2 will do. I got a good workout and still sore



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Hope all had a nice Easter and nice weather. Our church had it at the fairgrounds so all 3 services could be together. Nice turnout too.

Had headache most of yesterday and another cold sore. Friend said to see about food allergy testing but my insurance won't pay for that. Maybe I'll call Medicare, but I doubt that they pay.

How's everyone doing this week? We had some rainy weather but nice today.

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Hi guys, and Happy Easter!
I'm back after a little break and hopefully this time will reach my goals!

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Hello Sarah and welcome to the team. You are from Dublin? If you know of any other Irish on SP please invite them to join our little team for a chat.

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2/28/16 3:14 P

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Hello, sorry I've been around. Hope all is well and winter isn't that bad. My foot has been bothering me, tendonitis. In my foot of all places. Had it in my hands enough times.

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I never knew this was Ireland's plight back in 18th century.
www.kinsella.org/history/hist18.htm

I liked Lost, Don't remember a lot. I know the Asian guy never left Hawaii but got a job on Hawaii 5-0. It was an interesting series. I missed a lot of the Vampire Diaries series. I'm wtching LipSync Battle and Nina Dobrev is on it. She plays Elena on VP.
There are some series I"d love to get on Nexflix. We have it iin our area, but we don't have it personally.

I like your profile pic. Cute.

Funny your son in reverse telling you watching too much.

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I never got into the LOST series but I heard it was good. Yep I think I read where he was on it....I just finished the last of six seasons....sheesh...did that take up a lot of wasted time. My son was angry he threatened to turn off NETFLIX lol...can you believe that...a son upset with a mom over TV. Roll reversal. Anyway it's over now all I have to do is stay away from multi series shows.

I am so hot this evening don't know what is going on...I think I want to get outside where it is cooler. I feel a bit clammy and a little weak.

Have a great weekend.

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Joanna, I'm glad you found what was needed to take care of the bug problem. It could have been so much worse, if you hadn't seen it in time.

I watched some of the Vampire Diaries. Damon, Ian something or other was on the series Lost. I think he was the first to be killed off, even though I think they were to be all dead anyhow. So confused on that one. I've missed so much of the series, I should get back to it.

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I am waiting on NV Energy to show up and install a new thermostat. One that I can track on my phone and computer when I am away and out and about. It’s a free upgrade program they are offering residents of Nevada.

I did something very foolish last night. I went to Netflix…which I don’t have back in Michigan and while searching I found….Vampire Diaries …. I started on season one….I have six seasons…before I am up to date on this years….season 7. The next thing I noticed is that it’s not a normal season…there are 22 episodes of just season 1. I am not on episode 8….I let it hook me in line and sinker. I am in for a long drawn out mess of TV watching. I knew there was a reason I refused to watch it on regular cable, but here I am stuck on it.

Court: I thing I am getting my bug problem under control...a lot of work but it seems to be a whole lot better. It says I have to wait a couple of weeks and repeat .... I will be most likely doing that for the next 6 months....Oh I hate those little suckers so bad.

Ok the NV guy just showed up so gotta run.

Hugs all and have a great Monday evening.


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Here is it Sunday evening in Las Vegas….I cleaned the house, hung up window drapes and my wall pictures that I painted. Horses of course. My son was not that happy with the on start but now that they are hung with his help (so much taller than I am) he is happy with them. “I don’t know why I even say anything to you mom” he stated “when it comes to horses”. He is so right. So the new house is finally becoming a home where I will enjoy and get to relax. He bought some nice patio furniture that does on the deck and around the pool. I was so looking forward to the pool when I was thinking about coming out, but unfortunately once I was here the weather is a bit chilly for me to actually get in and enjoy the water so I just enjoy looking at it for the moment.

This week I am going to go around looking for a new car…or a very nice used one I am not sure which yet. Right now I am renting from Enterprise and it’s costing me 1100 a month….not going to let that happen a second month. That right there could be three months payments. So with two weeks to go I better get on the ball and check things out.

I see that the storm is over on the east coast…and hopefully all our sparkers have managed well during it. I said a prayer for those out there, and the ones that didn’t my heart goes out to them. Talk about a winter wonderland….now all you have to do is wait to get around in it.

I smell food cooking so I asked my son what he is cooking tonight …he replied Salmon Salad ???? What is that? I am not that great of a sea food person and here he is experimenting on me once again. He so wants me to eat healthy which I think I can do but Salmon is not really my cut of tea.

Going to call it an early night so I can watch a little TV before it’s too late.
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I hope you can save it, that is a lot of money for a good mattress. You should be enjoying your new place in Vegas instead of going through this. Sounds like you are doing all the right things.

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Hi Court:

Sheesh I have been working all day trying to get this under hand. I did take off all the bedding...threw away the quilt....(sad it was so nice). Did all the bedding and yes I too got the alcohol 91 % and mixed it with water and sprayed down the bedding...after vacuuming it down. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond...to grab total mattress covers that say they are bedbug prof....I bought pillow and even covered the box springs.......so far I have not taken off any covers...to the electrical or anything....I will see what this does....first. And unfortunately I have carpeting. I don't think I am infested...I am hoping that I caught them just in time...if I brought them in from shopping or something ..... they were the size of a needle eye. One little black one and one little tiny red one. So far..that is all I have found...but it says it will take several attempts so I will keep watching and hopefully get it figured out. If not I will call a professional exterminator. I just paid 2300 for the stupid mattress I don't want to throw it out but who knows.

I am exhausted.

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@#$%%^&&**(&*^%$# excuse my language but I lost my post. Hate hate hate when that happens.

Joanna, sorry for the bedbug problem. I have a friend who had them. I'll have to ask her what she did.

(Almost lost it again so I’m doing it in a document and will copy/paste it to the team. Really hate this computer)

That is nice to have a second home. I wish we have a place to get away to. We do have plans to go to Disney in May and spend a couple days in Kissimmee.


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Good Monday Morning to Everyone……I am not sure where you are all at or if you are checking in or not but thought I would just drop in and let you all know what I have planned for the day and maybe into the week. I have two concerns today….first let’s get the good one out of the way and then I will venture into the awful one. It’s bright and sunny here in Las Vegas….I did some more shopping yesterday and found a great bargain on a new refrigerator and some small appliances that I need here. I also finished the spare bedroom so that I have a place for guest that might want to visit me while I am here. I know I am only spending 3 to 4 months a year here but I do want it to be a nice place to come to and in the long run it will save me money from all the hotel bills like the ones I have paid in the past. I bought a small 3 bedroom house with no family room so…..there lies the problem out of space already. My son agreed to park his car outside and give me the garage to set up my painting studio and a small work out area. Which is working excellent so far. I have my easel and paints there……and have started to supply it with exercise equipment and a small sofa to sit and rest when I need to. Well the sofa is really just a futon in leather but hey it works. So with that said…I have been taking daily walks since I got here…my son has arranged my diet since he is a (chef) and the rest is up to me. That’s the good news…now for the bad.

I have been waking up the last few days with small bites …here and there on my ankles…arms and butt of course. It’s kind of hard to walk around when you have to scratch your butt all the time. I was thinking I might have hit a batch of nates or something while walking but that does not seem to be the facts as of this morning. I only use solid white bedding never colored….so this morning I noticed on the sheet something was moving the size of a pin head….but it was moving. I played with it for a couple of seconds turning it from side to side then picked it up between my fingers to squash it. Poor thing but hey it was biting me. Pay back is extreme. Now I spent the next couple of hours looking up information on bedbugs…where they come from….how the exist….how to get rid of them. In all my years of traveling and going and coming I have never been a victim of bedbugs. Until now! So I have a plan but its costly and time consuming….and my cost me a bundle ..since all my bedding is brand new and expensive….I am hoping to salvage the mattress and furniture…..but who knows….and maybe I have to look into all three bedrooms. My son said it could have been brought in on the mattresses that we just bought for the spare bedroom… OH MY GOSH….that an ordeal I am facing. At least I think I am getting it early since the buggers are so tiny….I hear they grow up to a ¼ inch in side and this is barely noticeable. If it was on dark bedding I would never have seen it.
If anyone has any suggestions now is the time to share.

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So sorry for your husband's dog. I know the feeling of loss. Hope he is doing well. Took me a long time. Sounds like some neat things you bought!! I hear about Fitbits all the time. Must be a nice handy tool to have.

I agree about the Happy Holiday thing. I have a badge that says, "It's okay, wish me a Merry Christmas"

Let's hope the new year is better than last year. Although I had cold sores at the end of Dec into Jan so we'll see.



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Am I crazy or what….I have no idea what I just did over the last week. I thought I the ideal was to get on line and order a few things for Christmas gifts, kind of last minute stocking stuffers. Me….I must have been thinking of myself. What really gets me is the prices I spent all on myself. I went on a binge of buying. I bought over 300.00 worth of lord knows what (some kind of cream to help the wrinkles) another 100.00 on a fitbit flex – then a ton on colored bands for it to match, and let’s not forget a TruBioTrim regimen of pills to help get healthy and slim (haha) that is a monthly supply of 90.00 and I have been buying for my dog….SNOW a Husky. She is all that I have left now that we had to put down our third dog for the year. My husband’s beloved boxer had cancer and it ruptured and he was bleeding internally. It’s been a hard year…but that was the worst of it. They were inseparable, went everywhere together. The old man would take two keys so he could keep the truck running to keep Diesel warm on chilly days and air condition running on hot days. That dog followed him everywhere and anywhere. Anyway we put the poor boy in his grave in a nice box the hubby built the night he died. We brought him home from the vet in a body bag….he brought him into the house took him out of the body bag and put him on his bed…covered him in a blanket turned on the music and got drunk crying and building that box for him boy. Meanwhile I went on a spending spree buying up all kind of new stuff for my girl that is now the last of our group of rescues. I blew over a thousand dollars on junk for me and my dog (lol). I am so short of Christmas gifts I am not sure what I can do at this late date except try to weather the storm and go out and do one shopping in public. I hate that, the crowds and lines of standing waiting to pay for items that might be just taken back.

Have a Merry Christmas….and forget that Happy Holidays crap….Keep the CHRIST in Christmas alive.

Love you all.

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It's kind of deserted here. Holiday times keeping everyone busy.

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Welcome MAPALUMBO0126 , hope you come chat with us.

Anna, how's your finger? Frustrating to go through that, but hope it heals fast.

Joanna, did the tuner ever come?

I'm thankful for my husband. He's caring and protective. and for my church family. I have a group of ladies that are my friends and we do outside activities too.

DH said he's takine me to the gym today. I hope so, need some accountability since "ve gained so much. All new high of 115 today.

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A beautiful day out today to get things accomplished. I thought I was doing just that when I scheduled an appointment to get my piano tuned. I had to move it out of the room when I put in a new floor….while moving it…the boys of course did not worry about the things and boy did it get out of tune. Well it seems to be a NO SHOW. I worked all night…laid down, put the alarm set for 1.5 hours got up and have been waiting ever since
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner…I know we all have things to be thankful for. Just to sit and ponder them from time to time is important so we can clarify how lucky we actually are. I know we all have some negative things going on too but now is not a time for negativity it’s a time to rejoice in the good things.

I’ve been away so long I have to get use to reading all the updates, and recognize new names.

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I know what you mean....I went shopping last night and got a nice throw for my office chairs...to keep me warm. I have a lot of windows so it gets pretty chilly in there....and I keep the temp down really low because I have a husky. She is not keen on cold weather but she can't take the hot for sure. Such a spoiled girl!

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I need something like that. I feel like I sit most of the day, working on pc, watching tv eating at table, sitting in car. {sigh}

I so need an accountability coach. I'm talking with the doctor when I have my appt in 2 weeks.

Can't wait to see your new equipment.

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I know I was checking out sit and stand desk and found a really cool one that rises electrically. I ordered it and the hubby put it together...I also saw this thing called the fluidstance....and ordered one of them. When I first stood on it I lost my balance and almost fell off it...but here I am just a few days later and have found my balance...and when I suck in my stomach I get a good core work out while standing up at the desk. I will take a picture of the room ....and share with you when I get the computer set up on the desk today.


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I saw on tv a desk that raises and she was walking on a treadmill while working at the desk. Hard to explain.

I wouldn't have minded one of these when I worked, but I don't know if I could type and walk.

Glad you are able to get back 'on the wagon'. I'm still trying to catch up to my wagon...at a very slow pace.

Some of our doctors we get right in and like you said some we have to wait a whole morning or afternoon. We go for our blood work in 2 weeks. Hate needles.

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Here it is Friday, the end of the week…well at least for me. I did payroll, paid bills and made it to Market. I am trying to think what I accomplished that was healthy and beneficial this week. I did go to the Doctor this morning. Nothing important…just a blood test and a minor check up to keep up with my heavier medication. Strange after all these years…that just this year….I have had to start doing Urine and Blood test to see what medications are in my system…and how much of it there is. I suppose this is a good thing on one hand…to make sure I am not over taking anything, but on the other hand…it’s a pain in my butt. I have to drive an hour one way just to get there….and then the time in there waiting to see the doctor…you might as well say it can take a whole morning or afternoon.

The hubby just finished my front room….he took my music room, that got turned into a bedroom, and reinvented it into a home office for me. I am loving it. I also got one of those rising desk…that will allow you to sit or stand while working with the push of a button. Love that…and then for the fun of it …I invested 400.00 into a board and a mat….to tinker with while I stand and work. It’s called fluidstance…kind of a skate board looking object that you can move on while standing that forces you to use your balance. What the heck I thought I would give it a shot….I am so sick of sitting all day long while on the computer.

Now all that’s left for me to do is move my computer and office equipment in on the new desk and wa-la I will be ready to go.

Note: A bad thing today…the doctor said I gained a little over 3lbs back. Sheeesh….lucky me. Well I am back on the wagon so hopefully I will nick it in the buns before it goes any further.

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Six o'clock here and already dark. For me when dark comes I get the feeling that the day is over and that we need to call it a night. Yet during the summer it stays light until just before 10pm and I am out and about until then. Strange what the sun can do to a person.

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I need more will power. I told DH we need to get rid of the Halloween candy, we only had 4 kids...well, 3 kids and a grown up. I kept a stash of candy aside today. DH should have gotten rid of it yesterday. ugh!

Good luck Joanna on the motivation.

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I just read an article on here how to get back your motivation .. twelve ways. I just need one....I fell off the wagon and I need that lift to get back on. I think I found it...and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can stick to it. I don't want to get my expectations high, each time I do it just brings me down. I am going to take it a step at a time. Out in my real life and in here. Trying to keep up can get the better of me....and I then fall short. So taking it one day at a time is perfect right now. I am at the wagon...getting ready to get aboard.

Love this Michigan weather....last chance to enjoy it.


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NATGKING57, how are you doing? hope you are having a good week. baby steps is the way to go.

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Hi all, how are you all doing? It's been rainy here in Florida. We got caught in a down pour while going out for dinner. DH had to pull over twice and wait.

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Anna, sorry the company sold. That was a good set up before, too bad they couldn't find opposite hours.



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Recently I have become a chauffer and babysitter. My daughter and son in-law have worked opposite shifts for the same company for the last 15 years. The company was sold recently. They did not like how the new company was operating.

They both quit but found new work only one wee problem, they both ended up with the same hours of work but for different companies. They only have one vehicle, so now I am driving my daughter to and fro to work, then driving granddaughter to and from school and babysitting till they get home from work. Told them they will have find some money and buy another vehicle because I am not driving here there and everywhere when the snow arrives.

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Hello everyone. How's your week going? I found the paper I used when I first joined this team. Dia a dhuit (hello) emoticon , slán (goodbye) emoticon , cacá milis (cake) emoticon .

Is that right? Someone said they use the Dia a dhuit.

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Oh wow, Joanna. Those pictures are great; you're an artist. emoticon

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I hate painting walls but love painting anything else...here is one of my latest products...not much but fun and entertaining while doing it. It gives me a quiet piece to draw.



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Josey -- a pony she loves! I don't get to see her as often as I do some of the others...so I am sending her a portrait of her pony for her birthday.


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Anna, you're doing all the painting yourself? That is a job. I remember moving into our house. I wear more paint than my paint brush.

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Hello Everyone! Sorry I have been absent quite a bit lately. I have lived in my condo for 14 years. moved in when it was brand new. This summer decided it was time to paint my condo. What a horrendous time consuming job! Maybe I will be finished by the time the fall rolls around!


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Hi and welcome Seasons_Change_. we hope to get to know you better.

How's everyone doing? I'm still having a little pain with my finger, but slowly healing. Hope you are all having a good week.

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i haven't been on much. not suppose to be typing since i hurt my hand, thought i cracked or fractured pinky, swelled and hurt like the devil. but doc said bad tendonitis. i have my old brace that i wear, but he gave me....yeah, gave me at a price, a brace to wear at night, protects my fingers. all started when i woke up week ago saturday with pain in my finger. he gave me a shot, that hurt big time too. now it doesn't hurt as much and swelling went down. it had to be more than tendonitis because i've had that before and never swelled or hurt like this. this was centralized to one finger and where it attaches to the hand. i still baby it.
gives me chance to use my left hand. i used to be semi-ambidextrous, until i had surgery to the left hand.

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Been busy returning as leader, for "Seniors 60+ Team".

I have also been finding pics that was under my old sign in name.
Slowly reclaiming them to my new computer.

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9am - 14 c or 25 F expecting the temperature 90 -
95 F to climb by this afternoon

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Lynn, I checked the temp here in my part of Florida and it is 88. I wish our sprinklers still worked, but they went by the wayside soon after we moved in.

I hope you have a better week and you have the right attitude about the hateful person.
I've noticed that some people just can't get along unless they cause problems. Must be in their nature.

The store didn't have the Lemon Hummus I wanted so DH felt sorry for me and bought a spinach dip. It didn't taste at all like the one my frined brought to a gathering. Yuck!! It said it had Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream, but evidentally not the kind I like. I'll have to try to make the kind on the Knor's package like my friend did. That was very good.

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Our temps have been in the 90s Fahrenheit so everything is dried out. The backyard sprinklers are whirling.

Today, I need to organize myself to better cope with the work world next week. Part of my plateau was the stress-eating I did last week, which came as the result of not getting enough sleep, being totally disorganized about meals, and most importantly, letting a person over whom I have no control getting to me, I can't change her hatefulness but I can change my response.

So far, I have clothes picked out for Monday and Tuesday, a salad made for tomorrow, and a sparkling clean bathroom.

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Hey Berni, we had a pour down, but it was just a pass over. What we really need to do in my yard is plant more grass. We put those square pieces of grass over the whole front and side yard, but now we've lost some.

Ireland pictures always looks so beautify with the green grass and country roads. I'd love to visit, but not in the cards so I'll live vicariously through my Irish friends here on SP.

I have a treadmill so I don't walk outside. My neighborhood isn't much to look at and not sure of the neighbors at the other end.

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It's been raining with me all day here in Ireland. I had to improvise with the exercise today as I normally go walking. Today however I walk/job around my house for 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute cardio video. So feel happy with that. I hope everyone is safe and sound were they are ☺slán go foill /bye for now

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We had a little rain this morning, nothing near what Texas is having. Yes, I can see how a canoe would be handy. Hope it stops raining and starts to drain away. The weather lately everywhere has been horrible.

tornadoes, floodings, earthquakes, seems like there was something else, but can't think of it.

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We have some heavy rain coming sometime today. Girls get away sounds great. Hope you have fun,


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Sorry Joanna but nope I don't know your friend.

At the moment a canoe would be of more use to us than a vehicle but we are okay It is more an issue of culverts washed out and roads collapsing than flooding although we are only a few miles from the Trinity River flood plain and a few more from the Neches. The lakes around here were full and now they are going over their spillways as much as 8-10 feet so it is mostly causing problems for people who live downriver or in Central Texas where the terrain starts to flatten out.

We were going to Canyon Lake for a girlfriend weekend in a couple of weeks and I think that is probably out of the question now.

Oh, almost forgot. My favorite Mexican restaurant in town is only two blocks away!

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Joanna I see we posted almost the same time (in my last post). We have quite a few restaurants around here, Ruby Tue, Cracker Barrel, Sonny's BBQ, Fast Foods - Wendy's, Burger King, McDonalds. We have a nice Mexican restaurant across town that we love.

DH took me to Sonny's tonight. I guess I'm an intown sort of girl. We live just outside the town limits.

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Lynn that makes two of us. I also am car dependent. I live in Michigan right in the middle of nowhere ville. I have 4.5 miles to the closest corner store which is just a country bumpkin store....and 11 miles to the closest town.....17 miles to the closest small city. Yet I am loving my privacy and would not care to go back to the close neighbor syndrome. Now Jack in the Box has closed here years ago and i do miss those 2 for a 1.00 tacos.


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Lynn, Oh wow, 17 miles one way! We are a few blocks from the mall and another strip plaza has our grocery store. I need to be thankful for what I have. I have a friend who used to live in Texas, forget where. Phyllis Haynes. Yeah, like in the big state of Texas you would know this one person. haha It would be ironic if you did. How is your weather?

Joanna did you get your cool weather? It was hot here yesterday in Fl.

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I'm car dependent but then we live too far from anything just about to walk. There is a tiny convenience store and a Jack in the Box a little over a block away. It is 17 miles one way to my job.

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Your lucky and unlucky at the same time. I would hate to be without a vehicle so I can get up and go when I feel like it...but on the other hand...I hate to drive even to a local store. I would much prefer having someone else drive.

We are expecting a cool down period here....for a few days. Gives me a chance to do some of those touch chores that are hard to do in the heat.

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I'm gald Hyatti is okay, but sorry the other horse had such trouble at the end. I've never had anything but dogs and a cat that I had to go through that. Now we decided never to get any more pets. Besides we don't have anyone to stay with a pet when we go away and it is too heartbreaking. I"d always have that in the back of my mind.

I'm going to church with my friend tonight since she has something tomorrow, then DH can drive me to Sunday School and pick me up afterward since I won't stay for church tomorrow.
I miss having my own car. We only have the one car and so DH doesn't really want anyone to drive. I had hand surgery and we sold our other car, so haven't driven in over 2 yrs.

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Court you know Chocolate Chips are on the NO NO List (hehe). Good to hear you are getting out and mingling with others. I hope you enjoyed the whole day.

Hyatti- was or is the first Arabian horse I have ever owned. I purchased him when my grand-daughter was 3 years old and he was just barely 6 weeks old. I had to wait until he turned 3 months before I could separate him from his mother so I bought the mother also and took them home. I named him Hyatti because he is an Arab Horse and the world in Arabic means love of my life. I broke him to ride at 3 years gave him to my granddaughter on her 6th birthday and she went on to ride him to multiple championships and one world title. As he aged he took on several of my other grandchildren and they too used him in the show ring and won many blue ribbons and trophies on him. He turned 25 this April and he is still beautiful to me...a little older and not so empowered but still he can hold his own in my eyes.
And no he was not the one I had to put down.....she was a blind gray Appaloosa mare that did more harm to herself than good. It took me a few years to make that decisions because I so loved her but she in the end would bolt thru fences and fell in the lake....in the pond several times and once off the side of a cliff into the river bank all just this past year. When something happen she would get spooked and cause more damage to herself so I made the decision to let her go. Sad but it had to be done. This boy Hyatti....he has been around so long I just let him into the yard like a dog and he sticks around and never leaves the property anymore. Not to say he always was that way....I recall many of runs he went on ...getting out and about but seeing he always found his way home and never got too banged up.

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Joanne, so sorry about your dogs and horse. I know how painful that is.
Is this painting of the same horse? You're a very good painter.

I had a meeting this afternoon, a lady's group thru our church but held at one of the lady's house. Nice get together. Today is National Chocolate Chip day and someone brought chocolate chips. yay!

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It's been a rainy day today one of those I don't want to do much day. One these days I have been finding solace in painting. I thought I would stop by to let you all know I am not dead...but still not quite as good as I would like to be. I am trying though. I have lost a few more pounds and made it to the barn for the horses quite a bit.

My oldest granddaughter sold her house and was thinking about moving to Texas but she decided at the last minute she wanted to stay in Michigan so she is busy looking at smaller homes in the area while living out of the travel camper. She hates it but at least it gives her a bit of privacy.

My second oldest granddaughter is getting married in August and I have been busy designing the cards for her and having them printed up. She has a theme going ...Alice N Wonderland....so the RSVP's...Invites...Shower...Save the Date had to be designed and somehow she didn't want them all quite the same...similar but not the same. The good news as I got them ready in order and gave them to her....she loved them all. I just finished the wedding invitations and RSVP... to be mailed out today.

I had to put down two of my wonderful dogs...and one horse. I was so sad...but it had to be done.

I thought I would upload one of the new paintings I just did in my spare time. This is Hyatti...my old guy that I raised from a baby.



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Welcome GYMMAN59. hope you come to chat and get to know you better.

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Thanks Joanna.

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Here is the link

http://www.irish-sayings.com/ it's a way to start...just getting the sounds right.

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Thanks. I didn't see the link?

I'd love to find some relatives in Ireland. Maybe I should get back on Facebook. My mail must be in the millions by now. I forget to get on that e-mail. I have a separate e-mail for SP, personal and FB. No wonder my PC is slow. haha
I'd really like to get a thorough research into my Irish and Scottish clans. My cousin hired a genealogist, but that means 'money'.

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stór is Darling


Here is a link to some audio so you can hear the pronouncation of words.

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I wonder how to say something like, darling or sweetheart in Irish. I'd like to be able to call my DH something endearing. His grandmother came from Ireland.

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Joanna, you have a busy time ahead then with the horses. That has to be neat to live on a ranch, but lots of work. Keeps you moving.

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Back from Vegas...setting in to get some spring grooming done with the horses and grounds. We are about ready to pull it all together and open up our riding season. I am so looking forward t warmer weather...although it's not that bad it could still be a bit warmer. I hear there might be a drought this year....I sure hope not I need all the hay I can get. I am going to sell a couple of horses this summer.

I hope everyone is in the healthy mode and planning to tone it all down or up for a better life style this spring and summer. I know I am. I am feeling good and plan to get in a lot of healthy living beginning with adding some extra work routines to my daily schedule.

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Theresa, how are you doing? Hope you are having a good week.

Joanne, how's it going with you. Home from Vegas?

ADRIENNE2015 , welcome to the team. Hope to get to know you better.


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Joanna, are you back from Vega?

I hope you had a good time. It is thundering here so I guess we'll have to hold off going to the store until later. I had something I was going to cook so maybe I should have gone out yesterday.

I wonder what the weather is like in Ireland?


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Enjoy every minute of the time you have left.

We hope for a short vacation in Sept. sometime. Maybe a trip to Disney. DH's sister has tickets she can give us.

I know it is hard to put a pet down. I still miss mine.

Have a safe fun vacation with your son.

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Pictures are worth a 1000 words as t he saying goes and that proves it. Looks dangerous and scary at the same time. It happens....a week after I put down the one dog I had to do it again with my female PIT she had cancer and well it was time.

I am in Las Vegas right now enjoying a bit of off time with my son that works here. I wish I could stay I so enjoy it here but I have obligations and am needed back home. I have another week here and then I will be back in Michigan.

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I'm so sorry about your horse and dogs. That is the hardest thing. They are like part of the family.

I know my mom had my dog and cat buried where they lived. Here where I live, I have my dog's ashes in a nice square marble container. We moved around too much to bury her.

I think up north had one of their worse winters this year. I only remember being in a really bad winter once when I lived in Ohio, but then my memory isn't what it used to be.


This was back in 1960

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Its been awhile since I've been around and I am sorry about that but it could not be helped. I have been just so busy trying to catch up and get ready for spring. I had to put down one of my horses and two of my dogs. It was not an easy task but I had to make that decision. I have them buried up on my hill it's a pet cemetery up there. I think I have over 30 animals buried up there. I did not put markers for them all but I can recall each and every one of them.


Getting ready to travel to Las Vegas to stay a while with my son that live there. I wanted to go during the cold weather but unfortunately I had to postpone my trip twice and now the weather is acceptable here in Michigan and I have clean up and here I am going off. Oh will it will just have to wait until I get back.

Hope all i well with you Court....Hugs
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Hi Theresa, welcome to the team.

Joanna, how's it going? Have a nice Easter?



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It's got my head spinning...but I will get it together...and figure something out.

Thanks for the tip.

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DH is a diabetec Type 2. He doesn't take pills or shots, just diet and exercise, which he doesn't do much exercise with his Plantar Facsiitis....it's been so long since I typed that I don't know if I typed it correctly.

He had to go to a nutritionist who told him what and how to eat, what size portions, etc.

He was allowed 3 carbs, 1 fat for breakfast, 3 carb, 2 oz meat, 2 fat for lunch and 3 carbs, 3 oz meat, 2 fat for dinner and 1 carb snacks. This was just to start him out until he got under control. Also, 15 grams = 1 carb. People look at the back of the carton and see 15 grams of carb and think it is 15 carbs.

Anyhow, there are lots of books on diabetes Good luck.

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You know meals are what you make of them....if you enjoy your company and can eat a sandwich then that in itself is a great meal. We make such big deal of all the cooking that goes into family meals...me personally I can cook but I hate to do it. It's only on holidays that I even attempt to do it. We eat out more often than we should...and when I eat at home it's 9 time out of 10 someone else cooking it.

I did have a nice St Patrick's Day but other than that......it was tiresome and I was exhausted during most of it.

I went to the Doctor yesterday and she said my blood test showed that I was closer to being a full blown diabetic. That put a scare in me. I have to make some major changes right away. I did loose another 11 lbs but apparently didn't help me much.


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Just me and the hubster had an egg sandwish for dinner. Thur we are making Irish potato and cabbabe soup. We had doctor appt today so DH didn't want to mess with cooking. I've never diced up cabbage so this will be a first.
Hope you are having fun with your company. emoticon

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Lots of cooking going on today...started early this morning...already we have 11 family members that have shown up for dinner and fun day. The weather is great...not hot or cold...not as nice as yesterday but it will do. I can't complain. We expect around 30 for dinner withing the next couple of hours. Today brings out the IRISH in all of us I think.


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We don't have summer and winter things. Our dishes etc are year round. I'd like to have different sets like that. I'd never thought about it.

I think we are going to make the Potato and Cabbage Soup this coming week, maybe not on St. Patrick's Day but sometime. Tue we have doctore appt and I have Bible class Wed, could do it in afternoon though.

I need to be as active as what you are, I feel like I'm always sitting here in front f the PC. If it isn't posting something on SP, then it's doing a Spanish lesson or sitting reading a lesson for a Bible class or watching TV. I did walk on the treadmill, have to get in shape for a walk I'm doiing on March 28.


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