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10/20/14 2:09 A

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Hi on Monday I had a busy weekend involng others and social eating , very enjoyable but I know I now need to get back on track .
My crock pot is used a lot now, in a few minutes I am going to put in a whole chicken which will be falling off the bone by lunch time, it is fresh but I have out frozen ones in on longer time and yes that works wonderfully, no liquid needed. I gave my small crock pot to grand daughter
Amy , she's a dental nurse and thinks it will be ideal to put chicken portion and veg in before she goes to work.
Free books I get from Kindle, I expect there are other sources ,
There is a lovely photo on my face book page of my husband with .6 year old Jessica, they are so find of each other and she looks after him,.i would like to get this picture printed ,
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Can someone tell me the name of the company that sends you all free books. I want to look into it. Thanks Allie emoticon


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My mums look sick. Maybe I will have better luck next year. I am trying to decide if I want to continue to clean the yard up next door. Maybe I will, maybe I won't. Allie



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A quiet Sunday here. My DH said he was tired after a restless night, so we watch the service on our PC hooked to the TV. So nice we can do that. The minister was in Houston, so the sermon would have been video on the big screens anyway.

I went outside at noon to pick up the paper and it is a beautiful day and I was struck by how beautiful my mums are this year. I bought these at the grocery store (3 for $10) about three years ago and they have continued to multiply.

On gyms - my DH goes to a beautiful one that is like a resort and it is only $56 a month. He gets a $10 discount though because he joined immediately after they opened. He loves it and I thought about going when I retired, but I feel by the time I drive the 5 miles there and back, I can get 30 minutes of exercise done. Plus now, I think I can only do certain things because of my knees and those things are here at home.

Shirley - my step-son who was on a limited income at the time, found the Y very inexpensive. But when my son who makes an excellent salary checked into it, it was VERY expensive for him. So, apparently it is on a sliding scale based on income which is not all bad. Often those with limited salary (my stepson was a minister) need a good workout to have good health since they do not have health insurance.

Bonnie - I don't think I would trust anything I read on Facebook. People post the weirdest things. I get a flu shot every year for the past 50 years and never have the flu.

Sue - I wish we did not have a leaf problem! I am sure why the time we get back from our trip to Texas, the front porch and the yard will be FULL!

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Hi Sparkfriends!!
Beautiful day here in Alabama. It is slightly cool and the sun is shining.
I don't have much of a leaf problem since the storm last year blew down all the trees in the neighborhood (2 on my house)!!! The lawn guy came yesterday and put chemicals down. I'm supposed to run the sprinkler for a couple days next week and then leave it off.
Allie-your "Y" sounds like a real bargain. For the 2 boys and I I pay $150 every 3 months-I will put the membership on hold the last of December and pick it back up in March. The one son likes to swim but can't stand getting out and going in the midst of winter. My other son and I will mall walk. I'll tell you-when school is out and the kids summer programs are in session you had better bring your earplugs!!!!! We have several nice gyms in the area but no other with a full sized pool.
The diet plan (counting calories) is up to full speed. Being diligent about tracking so "yea me!!!".
Everyone have a blessed day!!!

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Bonnie - it sounds like you had a fun day yesterday. * My crock-pot is old too - has the old type plug. I can't remember when I bought it. It was sometime after they came out with the removable ceramic pot. I think I donated my original one to Goodwill or someone. These are appliances that really do last. I've been giving thought to buying a new one, just for the safety plug. I'm pretty sure I will stick with Rival, since I've had such good luck with them. Mine is 3.5 quarts - the perfect size for us. I bought one of the mini-ones like you mentioned, thinking I could cook in it, but was most disappointed that I couldn't. I used to use it when I entertained for hot dips like Chili con Casa, etc. * As for flu shots - I know that they don't cover all strains of flu, but our doctor still thinks that we older folk definitely need to get one each year. As said in an earlier post, I got mine this year through his office. He is pretty tech savvy and no stranger to the internet, so I would be very surprised if he didn't know about that John Hopkin's study, or is it just this one doctor's/scientist's opinion. All meds have their side effects and risks. It almost takes a medical professional now days to weigh the pros and cons and advise us if the risks outweigh the benefits.

Allie - after reading your post it occurred to me if you keep making sure that house next door has a clean yard, the people overseeing it aren't going to realize that it isn't being taken care of properly. Perhaps you should start taking pictures of your own, and leave the mess. However, having said this... if all those leaves are blowing in your yard, you will have to take care of them one way or the other anyway, won't you? In my previous house, all the neighbor's leaves for whatever reason ended up in front of my garage and walk, so when I would clean up the leaves in front of my garage, I would clean up theirs too before they messed up my clean drive. * I may call the Y one day and see how much they are charging now for a Senior membership. When my children were very small I went door to door getting pledges and contributions to build a Y in our area. I was under the impression that they offered all kinds of things for free or a nominal cost. I've never had a Y membership, and as I've said, was very disappointed when I had a need to join one to find that they were no more economical than any other gym or rec center.

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10/19/14 11:13 A

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Good Morning, Team.

It is 49 degrees out and very very windy. I'm still going to go down to the Farmer's Market. Hope I don't get blown away!!

Yesterday we spent the day with our friends Linda & Charlie at the Sugarloaf Craft Show in Gaithersburg, MD. We had a great time. We were hoping to find a specific vendor who we had bought some plates from a few years back. DH "destroyed" the plates by accident & we were hoping to replace them. But, even though the vendor is usually there, he wasn't there this year. We'll have to email him and see if he can help us. We loved those plates.

After the Craft show we weren't quite hungry for dinner so we stopped at the nearby Mall. I mentioned awhile back that I was in need of getting a new crock pot. All of the crock pots at Penney's were on SALE! They had an absolutely cute little 1.5qt. one which came in several colors but I realized that it was too small. I got a 4 qt. Hamilton Beach for more than 1/2 off!! Now I'm in the mood for some stew!! My old crockpot was a wedding gift (42 years ago) so it is time for it to disappear!

I just read an article on Facebook written by a scientist at Johns Hopkins that says that the flu shot is a scam by the drug companies to get money. He said usually the strain of flu vaccine won't protect you for the flu strain of that year and that the mercury stays in your brain, leading to Alzheimer's. The money part, I truly believe, but I don't know about the rest. I'm going to have to re-think my getting a flu shot. Maybe the fact that I couldn't get it last week was a "sign"!

http://www.realfarmacy.com/johns-hopkins
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I hope everyone is having a nice day.
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10/19/14 9:30 A

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Good morning team:

I have not had any pain meds since Friday. The dentist reminded me not take any meds and drive. I took an Aleve before I went to bed last night and that helped a little. I don't hurt as bad as I have been.

I am going to clean up the leaves next door when I get back from church today. The people that are supposed to take care of the yard next door aren't doing a very good job. They took a blower and just blew all the leaves into the backyard and left them. They cleaned up the front yard , then took pictures so it looked like they were taking care of the property.

It is much colder here today and it is going to be very windy. The sun is out so that helps some. I applied for financial assistance from the Y and I am just waiting for a response. I have belonged to the Y for 4 years and in that time they have raised their fees to over $100.00 per year. I just don't see the Y as a good deal anymore.

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Happy Sunday Everyone -

Allie - so sorry to hear you are still having pain from that extraction. Is this your regular dentist that pulled that tooth? *Thanks for the update on your sister. I do so hope that all will go well for her. * Good for you getting your swim in in-spite of hurting so badly. I'm assuming you drove to the Y and to that candidate's office. You mentioned that your meds make you very sleepy - please don't drive any more than you have to if this is true. It is possible to fall asleep anywhere without realizing it. I've had this to happen to me just sitting on the couch, and this is without medication, and you certainly don't want to fall asleep while driving.

Sue - that's strange that those Fitbits don't come with instructions. Glad you could get the help you needed online. * I had wondered how you could handle a job with all your other responsibilities, but realize most people have more energy than I do. However I'm sorry it didn't work out, as you seemed to enjoy the job.

Wishing everyone a good day -

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Good afternoon team:

I just spoke to my sister. Her son went into rehab so I was able to talk to her on the phone. She kept letting him have her phone and he would never tell her I called. She did have an inspection of her home by the State. She said they said everything was fine. I don't believe her but she seems to be alright otherwise.

I slept until noon today. I have been taking pain pills because my mouth is hurting so bad and they made me really sleepy. When I left the house I noticed someone was working on the vacant house next door. I came back a few hours later and they had gone and left the back door wide open. I had to call the police and they had to go all through the house. They reminded me to keep an eye on the house especially at night. I told them I have been watching over that house for 2 years now and I know exactly what to do. I did thank them for coming so promptly.

I went to the Y and I was able to spend 90 minutes in the pool. There were very few people there so it was very relaxing.

I am sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air. It is going to get much cooler tomorrow so I am trying to stay outside as much as I can for now.

I hope everyone had a good day and you all have a good evening. Allie emoticon

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10/18/14 2:23 P

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Hi Sparkfriends.
Krys-nightime snacking is the death of me-the only way I can control it is to count count count all day long and plan for a snack at night. I have to be diligent-which I have not been lately.
Anyway....I now have my fitbit and a new attitude-started tracking again this morning and will have to do so daily as a routine-I have no excuse as I am always connected in some way to the internet.
Setting up the fitbit was not too difficult-it came without instructions so I had to look up everything online. I got the account set up and linked my device to SP. So far today I have 6381 steps. Big football day today even though Auburn is off so I will have to do some stepping in place in front of the tv-haha!!!
Mary-I have never made a lentil loaf but one of my favorite dishes is lentils and rice made on top of the stove seasoned with coriander. You can use water or vegi stock as the liquid component. Il use vegi or chicken stock.
You will not believe this but after returning to work I decided to let the job go. Hated to do it I was working too much and being stressed out from being away from my boys. The director told me if I changed my mind to call her and she would reinstate me in a minute-that really made me feel good. Guess we will be eating a lot of lentils and rice-lol-actually I'm the only one who likes it!!! So pray with me that something will come my way that will be less time consuming for me.
Slimmer-you do so much!!! I feel like a slacker beside you!!!
So anyway-a new day for Sue-I have got to get my appetite under control-hopefully no more stress eating for me.
God bless everyone!!!

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10/18/14 10:31 A

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Krys - a bedtime snack is a good thing, if we don't overdo it. The suggested calorie count is 100. My suggestion is change your mind set. Plan a snack ahead, and tell yourself that at a certain time you will be able to eat it. Keep the calories down, but make the snack something you enjoy and can look forward too. Once when I was being very strict with myself in order to lose weight. When I would go to parties, I kept my eating to a minimum and with low calorie foods promising myself a container of fruit yogurt when I got home. This worked for me and I lost a Lot of weight.

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oh- forgot to ask this- I am in such a rut at losing weight, I do great all day long then come evening all I want to do is snack!! any hints? then I feel so guilty and frustrated with myself. a year ago I weighed about 250 so have lost some but am stuck now with my binge eating at night. any suggestions would be helpful- thanks
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Good morning, hoping you all have a great weekend. I am dog sitting for my daughter this weekend so will have a shadow every step I take! on Wednesday my daughter should find out the sex of her twins- so excited to hear!
@Mary- I have a Keurig and thought the same as you- would only use it for special times when I only wanted 1 cup- but I use it all the time and love it! there are so many flavors to choose from and I use each one twice cuz it gets strong enough for 2 cups for me. I have the one with the water container attached to it so it stores all lot of water for a number of cups.
been reading all your posts and enjoy them, Prayers and God's Blessings to you all!!
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Grace - thank you. That is the name I was trying to come up with. * I noticed you mentioned looking this info up on Bing. A story I think might bring a smile to some. Yesterday, as said, we kept our grandson, and he was here for dinner. He looks forward to when his visits involve a meal because we will buy Dairy Queen. His parents limit his sweets, but I bought him a mini-Blizzard. I asked him what kind he wanted and suggested M & M. He said what other kinds do they have, and I said I didn't know, and he said Google it. I had to smile - this is coming from a first grader.

Mary - my husband and I didn't exchange Christmas presents this past Christmas. But I decided to buy a Keurig as a gift for both of us. I knew he'd use it much more than me, but it does allow me to make a glass of iced tea on the rare occasion that I want some. He adores that thing, and I spend LOTS of money on his favorite flavored coffees. I still make a pot of half and half coffee each morning, and we both drink that. I have felt that I truly got my money's worth buying that machine as he has Really enjoyed it. On occasion like with the iced tea I will enjoy one of the flavored coffees but not often.

Shirley

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10/18/14 9:55 A

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SHIRLEY- From Bing - "Sundowner’s Syndrome is the name given to an ailment that causes symptoms of confusion after “sundown.” These symptoms appear in people who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia."

I'll be back later. I have to get ready for my walk.

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Happy Saturday! The pot luck last night was great! There were about 45 of us in attendance, and not a lot of leftovers! Several people showed up early to help with the set-up, and there are always lots of willing hands to clean up afterwards. About half my crockpot of curried vegetables was eaten, so I guess I found a recipe the non-vegetarians appreciated too :)
It's another dark and gloomy morning, with several drizzly days in the forecast...I think Fall has returned.
Do any of you have a Keurig coffee maker? I got one two years ago, thinking it would be handy when I just wanted 1 cup and didn't want to make a whole pot. Now we use the Keurig every day and the old drip maker is collecting dust:) I like going to the K-Cup store and bringing home a variety. This morning I'm having 'Maple Sleigh' :)
No plans for today, altho we may have Kaiya over to play for a while. Maybe I can get Lorne to go for a walk with me.
Oops...I just noticed it's almost 10:00...I'd better get some breakfast :)
Enjoy the day ladies :)

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Good Morning Everyone -

Yesterday I kept my little one for about 4 hours or so. As you know I don't do this often. We had to have an attitude adjustment when he first walked in, but once we got that straightened out all went well. I had a hearing aid appointment at noon. Those women, especially the receptionist, always brighten my spirits. Actually, I think I'm helped more emotionally going there than what the tech does with my aids. I then went to get my much overdo hair cut. Ever since we moved out here 9 years ago, I've/we've used a chain called Great Clips and have been very happy with them. They transferred the manager of the shop I use, and I didn't want to follow her to her new shop, but for some reason am not happy with it now, and my husband mentioned the same thing. So yesterday, I tried another chain - Fantastic Sam's. I was greeted by this attractive, chatty woman that shampooed, cut and blow-dryed my hair. I was most pleased, so I'm thinking that Great Clips has lost a customer.

Irene - I seem to stay in a perpetual state of tired. It is amazing how well you are dealing with Maurice's illness. My hat goes off to you. It is interesting what you said about mornings being the hardest for him right now. From watching TV stories about people with Alzheimer's I've been led to believe that they get worse late in the afternoon around sundown. In fact they've given this a name that I'm not remembering correctly right now.

Allie - these little ones can really take it out of you, can't they? I'm amazed with your disability how much you can care for them and take them places. As said many times before, your daughter-in-law doesn't know how good she has it.

Ellen - I'm glad that your plans to go to Texas are working out. It sounds like your stepson finds himself in one of those frustrating "hurry up and wait" situations with his job in China. * I need to do some closet cleaning too. But when it comes to clothes most of mine are 3-4 season. Since I tend to get hot so easily, I no longer wear a lot of sweaters, which I love to do, but just can't any longer, unless it is Very cold. I tend to layer in the winter.

Bonnie - as usual, it sounds like your weather pattern is following ours. We are now enjoying sunshine, cooler temps, and things beginning to dry out. We couldn't even have our grass cut this week for the rain and our yard being so saturated. *What you've said about Melatonin is what I understand as well. I've never considered taking the supplement. * Does Mystery have hay now? Sure hope so.

Mary - you mentioned Lorne being the rector's warden. In this country - the Episcopal churches, have both a Senior Warden - sort of a liaison between the Vestry and the rector, and a sounding board (of sorts) for the rector too. And tends to be number 2 in authority. Of course the Vestry, as you well know, is the governing body. I mention this for those who aren't familiar with the church. A rather prestigious position. There is the Junior Warden, whose main function is to oversee the upkeep of the church and grounds. Reading your posts makes me miss my church family more, although I don't miss all the work.

Have a good day everyone and a good weekend.

Shirley

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Hello on .saturday and thanks for your support and encouragement, I am ok just tired, but am having few hours break today. An old friend is visiting me, we had plans but I was unsure I could leave Maurice for a few hours. Our son Ian and wife have agreed to look after M and take him to their place, i haven't told him yet, have to word it as if he's doing them a favour by going there,. Mornings used to be his best time, now they are his most confused time. I have to guide him round reminding him of his morning routine.
Have a good weekend . I must look up Melatonin . It sounds what I need. Irene

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Good evening team:

I don't think I need Melatonin. I just need to take care of my grandsons for several hours after school and that usually does it.

When I woke up I was dreaming that someone had cut down the awful tree. I would say that was a very optimistic dream. I called the Senators Harrisburg office and I spoke to my advocate. She said she had contacted Fannie Mae on September 30 regarding the upkeep of the property next door. She said she has to give them 30 days to correct the situation. She said she will keep me abreast of what is happening.

I went to my dentist and had her look take a look at where she took the tooth out. I am still having quite a bit of pain. She disagreed with my doctor that I have an infection. She did give me a script for pain which is really helping. She told me to make sure I eat when I take it.

I stopped at Tom Wolfs' headquarters and told them I wanted some yard signs and I would make calls for them. I just finished two hours of calls which amounted to 112 calls. I told the aid about my tree situation and I told him if the Senators' office doesn't get any results I would be counting on Tom Wolf. There is a very good chance he will become our next Governor.

My DIL just asked me to take care of my grandsons next weekend so she can go away with her friends. She asked my son to take care of the boys but she said it became very complicated. I guess I am the winner and I get the boys. I will plan plenty activities for the boys so I can keep them tired out and happy.

I hope everyone has a good evening and you all had a good day. I have to stay around the house as much as possible while I am taking the pain meds. Luckily the office I have to go to is not very far away..

I enjoyed making the calls for our soon to be Governor. It helps keep me connected and it is always good experience.

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We decided to go forward with our trip to see my mother. When I texted my step-son, he said that the go ahead to actually hire them was not a done deal and he could not see how they could get plane tickets, visa's, etc. before October 31st anyway. So, I feel good about leaving early next week. We will back before October 31st anyway and my step-son said they would be flying back at Christmas if they get the jobs.

My DH and I got our flu shots this morning. We had been waiting for him to recover from his upper respiratory illness, so we are a little later than usual this fall. I have no clue if this was the stronger version, but our Walgreens pharmacist knows us well and I think he would have used the appropriate one for our age. Last year he mentioned that he wanted us to have that type. He is so caring and careful to be sure our medications don't interact.

Now I have started on the laundry. I want to have everything clean before our trip.

Bonnie - I slept until 9 AM this morning, so I don't think I need melatonin. Of course, I had a sinus headache so I took a 1/2 dosage of some liquid cold PM medication last night. emoticon . We have digital clocks in our bedroom, but I don't think they bother us that much. I have had my clock since 1982.

Mary - this must be a busy week for all of us since it sounds like you are behind on exercising as I am. I need to go downstairs and ride my bike in a few minutes.

Slimmer - I am so glad you are making more friends in Georgia. I remember when you moved there and it was tough meeting people, but you certainly did not just stay home but got out there! Good for you!!

Grace - my, I finally switched my winter and summer clothes and cleaned my closet at the same time. I can't imagine if I had someone else's to do. I have two storage rooms off the basement that REALLY need cleaning. I hope I get them done this winter.

Must close and DO SOME EXERCISE!!

Ellen

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Good Afternoon, Team.

It's sunny & supposed to go up to 75 degrees today. The paper says that it will be our nicest day for some time and advised everyone to get outside and enjoy it. Temps are going downward after today.

@Grace, I'm surprised that your DH gets the regular flu vaccine. I didn't have a choice. When I went into the CVS they first asked me how old I was. Then they said they were out of vaccine. I did read that those of us over 65 should get the stronger one. I definitely will call before I go next week and if they still don't have any I'll call around. We have 3 CVS's that are relatively close to us.

@Slimmer - Still on a crazy schedule I see. That is weird about the lady you met who had been mean to you on the computer. You can't judge people by what they post, I guess.

@Ellen - Your stepson & his wife are getting a real opportunity. I think, at this point, that visiting your mother is probably more important for you right now. You do worry about her a lot.

@Shirley - As I understand it, and I may be wrong, Melatonin doesn't keep you from waking up when you have to. It "quiets" your brain so you can fall asleep. We all have it in our bodies anyway but we sometimes need just a little more to help us fall asleep. Light makes it stop working so you don't want to have any lights on in the room when you are trying to fall asleep.

Well, I'm off to the Farm in a little while. I'm sure hoping that there will be a round bale in Mystery's shelter. I'd hate to have to get "tough"!

Everyone--Have a wonderful day.
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Good Morning! We managed to get our walk in just before the rain started :) I feel like a slug this week, only getting two good walks in. Hopefully next week will be back to normal!
Lorne is off today, but has a meeting at the church at 1. He's the 'Rector's Warden' and it seems like an almost endless chain of meetings. I know he'll be glad when his term is over, but he's only halfway there.
We have a parish potluck this evening. I'm making a vegetarian dish so I can have something besides salad. The other veg. in the crowd is making a lentil loaf, so we won't starve :) I need to go have my post-walk shower then head to the kitchen :)
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Good Morning Everyone-

Slimmer - you do stay very busy, don't you? Much more busy than I can handle. But saying this when I was your age, I was doing very well in that department. Certainly not as involved and busy as you, but still doing quite well. Glad to hear people were so friendly to you at the art show. That always makes an event so much more fun. Interesting story about the woman you met who had spoken so harshly to you in an email or was it a post.

Grace - we had sunshine yesterday, the first in Many days. It is said that we have many sunny days ahead too. How nice it was and is to hear. I had to go to the grocery, and really didn't feel like it yesterday. Also needed to get my hair cut (yes, the same one I've been talking about here for weeks and still haven't gotten). The lady next to me in the grocery parking lot told me I had a flat tire. It was Very low, but thankfully not flat. I picked up Subways for our lunch/dinner, and headed home to unload groceries and find where my husband wanted one of us to take the car to get the tires checked. Thankfully, he took over, and he took the car to the dealership - he really likes the people there. He was back home, before I could get my clothes changed after putting away the groceries. They found nothing wrong with the tires, and filled them all. I don't often need a full service gas station, but it is at times like yesterday, that one would really be nice. I had reminded him weeks ago that the tires were low, and that the car needed to be serviced, and yep, he procrastinated. I'm glad I didn't have to call roadside assistance. He's got an appointment to get the car serviced on Monday. I've got a routine hearing aid check up at noon today, and I'm going to try to get my hair cut once that is finished. We have Dmitri for four hours or so after school, so I must be home in time to take care of him.

Allie - I've heard nothing about stronger flu shots this year, so I'm finding the conversation here interesting. I got mine when I went to the doctor on the 6th, so all I know is that they gave me one. It did make a knot this year and itch, which it doesn't usually do. * I'm glad that the doc at the Sr. Center caught your infection. When you were talking about that extraction giving you pain that didn't sound right to me (as said). * Congrats on winning $10. I don't win anything very often at all, and I'm always thrilled anytime I win something if it is no more than a sticker - smile.

Bonnie - that was a real bummer about your flu shot. Do make it a point to get one however. I've got to poke my husband again about getting his.

Ellen - I understand your dilemma about being in Texas when your step-son and wife leave for China for such a long period. My thinking is however - if they don't really need your help at the last minute for something, I would suggest you say your good-byes and leave for Texas early next week to see your mom. What a fantastic opportunity for your stepson and wife. I'd be excited too. * Yes, science is meddling into everything - sometimes for the better and sometimes not. As for going gluten free - the docs I've heard talk on the subject say if you have an intolerance to wheat - that going gluten free is a good thing to do. Just like if we become lactose intolerant, avoiding dairy or minimizing it is a good thing to do. But if we don't have a problem, then we don't need to worry about it.

Bonnie - I understand your thinking about moving Mystery. And I would agree that when you are having to depend on someone else, they don't always do things as we would like. And I also agree, uprooting him after 13 years and separating him from his friend Pluto would definitely be hard on him. I do so hope Sergio will be able to look after him better. I know he must do as his boss tells him, but...

Bonnie and Grace - for some reason pictures of my granddaughter's horses aren't showing up on the Newsfeed. If you would like to see the few pictures I've clicked to share, try going to my Profile page and scrolling through my pictures, shares, etc. I don't know if this will work or not. She may have her settings set up in such a way that you can't do this. Those horses are beauties, and I hope you can see them.

Melatonin - I know little about this supplement. I'm up and down all night because of needing to use the bathroom, but my husband's insomnia is something different. I'm wondering if this might help him. Thanks to Yvonne and all the rest of you for your input.

Have a good day all -

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Hi All, Back from the art show... I did not win anything... I had the 4 yr old daughter of the Film Director in my Artist Way class say that my picture was her favorite... I said Daddy should buy it for you!...

it was nice this year... having lots of people come up and talk to me... from knowing me in different classes etc and met some good painters... but when that was kind of over .. it was only me walking around by myself.. one lady I talked with a good while.. then I looked at her name and died a little

she was the lady on the internet helping the animal people type... and then she turned on me with a terrible email... I felt so bad that she was so yucky to me... well she is a very nice lady we got along just fine... then I had to tell her who I was... at first did not remember.. then ut ohhhh... but she recovered well... for how she acted before.. maybe she didn't remember all she said to me... she said I should come visit her in her house... she is known as a good painter but only started 2 yrs before I did ...hmmm one of my old art teachers was there too.. he won an honorable mention

...then on the way home I went to weaving... good thing I did she used what I had done as an example... dawwwwwwww nobody like her told me to live a quarter inch between each of the side to side weaving... what I had was tight... Makes a difference when she tells us what to do... so 7 in. of what I have really won't work for what we are doing... Oh Well... grumble grumble...

Tomorrow is Branding class... ohhhh I do hope this teacher has something to say... then back to weaving at night.

I am reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over booked last week and this week it should get better by Thanksgiving...

Watching Biggest Loser... and Project Runway finals tonight
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Good evening team! A BIG THANK YOU to Irene, Shirley, Bonnie, Mary, Ellen, Yvonne, Slimmer, and anyone else I missed, for congratulating and encouraging me for reaching 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Your support is VERY important and I really appreciate all of you for giving it.

SHIRLEY, I hope you had a good day. We had rain all day, so I cleaned out Melvin’s closet. I hope your weather is better than ours today since I know how it affects your joints.

BONNIE, The same thing happened when Don went for his flu shot and he just got the weaker one. You should probably call around to see who has the stronger dose before you venture out again. The CVS staff would probably have called other CVSs for you, to see if anybody else has it.
Your DH deserves a “Do The Right Thing” award for going out of his way to save the life of the blue heron. Good for HIM!

ELLEN, Let’s hope that the 8 months that your step-son and his wife will be in China will fly by quickly. It sounds like you’re stuck between “a rock and a hard place” with regards to leaving to visit your Mother or staying to spend time with your step-son before his big trip.
Thank you for the informative but sad report about the wheat allergy. It makes sense that the reason there are so many gluten intolerant people now is because the “food scientists” have been tinkering around with the seeds.

SLIMMER, I think you better go back to WORK, so you can get some rest! (smile) My head is spinning, just READING about your schedule!
What kind of box meals are you eating? Don buys Hamburger Helper and Hormel Compleat meals and adds a bunch of veggies to them. I don’t eat them myself.

IRENE, I’m SO glad that you decided to stick with us. We will all do our best to be worthy of your choice. (smile) I hope your doctor can suggest a caregiver’s support group for you and someone can come in to give a few hours of peace every day.

YVONNE, I take 3 mgs of melatonin every night and I sure would like to know what the bottom line is on it. Who is the author of the book?!

CECILE, I hope you got the comment I sent you about your counter pushups! Keep up the good work!

ALLIE, I’m glad your trip to Mt Airy was a success and that you did get to hear Michelle Obama speak. That will be a memory you’ll never forget.
I’m praying that your son gets another job ASAP!

MARLENE, It’s good to hear from you. Thank you for the update on your DH. Please tell him to get well soon.

Have a good night!

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Good afternoon team:
The boys are busy digging up my yard and making mud. They were getting too rambunctious in the house so I thought I better bring them outside so I can wear them out. My DIL called me around noon and asked me if I would take care of the boys for the evening.

I went to a senior clinic at the local senior center this morning. My doctor was there. He wrote a script so I could get the stronger flu shot. He looked at my mouth where the tooth was pulled and he said I have an infection. I had to get a script filled for antibiotics. They gave me a slip so I could get a free lunch and it was so good. I put a $1.00 in a 50 - 50 drawing and I won $10.00.

The boys are cracking up laughing at themselves. They said their mud looks like cat throw up.

I am having a slight reaction from the flu shot. I was able to get a small power nap in before I picked up the boys at school. I think I am going to be glad I got a nap in by the time the boys go to bed.

I hope everyone had a good day and you all have a good evening.

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News... Flash...

I actually bought food!

..after the book club meeting.. I needed a Birthday Card so just ran all around buying chicken steak and salad too... Now when to cook or eat them is something else

at the bookclub I had 2 people tell me that I was a great addition to the group... they seem to perk up when I told my ideas... it was good

..now to get dressed for tonight.. it starts in 2.5 hrs and it takes 30 min to drive and parking it horrible for this and I have to turn left across never ending traffic... aughhhh it is so bad to do!

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Well, I went to the CVS all ready for my flu shot and was told that they are out of the ones for us "seniors" and I'll have to go back next week. Darn. Then, stupid me, I didn't even think to try the CVS a little further from home which was on the same road I was on to get home. I guess it just wasn't meant to be today!!

I did get to the bank and the post office so it wasn't a totally wasted trip.

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I can't remember when I posted last, but this week has been so busy with something on every day going on. Last night at dinner we were hit with the news that my step-son and his wife have been offered a temporary position at a school in China. The position would last 8 months. They are really excited about the opportunity, but there are still some logistics to verify before the final decision is made. The down side would be that they would leave at the end of this month. I had planned to be leave early next week to go see my mother and when I look at our crazy schedule, if I don't go it may be spring before I can travel there. I guess we will see what happens.

Irene - I am so glad you are staying with us. We would miss your posts so much! I know you are working closely with the doctors to determine the best thing for your DH. This disease is so horrible!

Grace - congrats on your great accomplishment! I have exercised very little this week because of being so busy. I hope to do some later today.

Slimmer - your schedule sounds dreadful to me. I need a lot of "down" time to function well. Do take care of yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Allie - I wish the best for your son. My step-son is out of work and this is why the China opportunity is appealing. I am so glad you were able to hear Michelle Obama. Opportunities to hear a first lady in person do not happen often.

At a club meeting on Tuesday, the speaker talked about her identical twin sister who developed an allergy to wheat late in life and died 4 years ago from it since the doctors could not find the problem. As we have discussed on this team, it seems like gluten free products have popped up everywhere in recent years ago. The speaker said in the 1990's, the wheat seed was changed so it would produce more because of the increasing world population. The new strain caused in many individuals like her sister to have a reaction to it that is deadly. I did not realize any of this! The current tests do not always find this disease unless a scope to done down through the stomach into the small intestines. Since they were identical twins, the speaker has gone on a gluten free diet and served us brownies made that way. They were very good.

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Hi All, Grey and we had rain in early am and funny it didn't show up on the radar?.. Looks like rain but radar is still clear.

Yesterday painted 12-3 then drive home I did grab a Cooked chicken finally.. then off to weaving and stayed there until 9:30 I just could not move any more... I got tied on all my thread and made at least 5 mistakes but there they Stay! ..what an ordeal... and weaving is going to take forever to do this 72 inches.. I have 7 in done now.

GRACE... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOU ACCOMPLISHMENT! emoticon

I got up at 11AM and now it is 1am and going off to the Book Club and when that is done get ready and go to the Quinlin Art Exhibit opening... I'm pooped already!

... yesterday I don't know if I told you but I got a lady in my Artist Group... got her ok'd to have her .. short stories published in the paper I used to write for... it is a Goal she can check off she has reached.

Bonnie.... I sure hope they get that hay put out in the field... Like Just Do It!

..better be off... I think I have a Free Day next Wed. except I know I will have to go in to weave on that off day...

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Good Afternoon, Team.

It has been "gray" outside all day and it is supposed to rain again a little later. I am hoping to get to CVS to get a flu shot. I have been putting it off.

@Shirley - Mystery has been at this boarding place for 13 years now and I really don't want to move him. I hate how long I have to drive to get there but he is happy there with Pluto. Sergio said he'd get his field a round bale, as soon as he can get to it. I guess that is all I can hope for.

@Yvonne - I take Melatonin too. Do you take it 2 weeks and then stop for a week? I had read that this was how you were supposed to take it but my doctor didn't say anything about it. What does your book say? When I am having "body pain" I take a PM analgesic instead.
They both help me sleep.

@Irene - I'm so sorry to hear that your DH is getting worse. I know the disease is progressive and I guess it depends on the person as to how fast it does progress. I'm glad you decided to stay with this team. Take care of yourself and, please, get help if it gets too hard.

@Grace - Congrats on your high number.

@Allie - You are quite the "celebrity" hopping lady! I'm glad you are able to get to the places you want to go without too much difficulty.

I hope everyone has a great day.
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Yvonne - me too. Wouldn't that be fun?

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Irene, I'm so glad you stayed with us.

I'm guessing you're staying pretty close to home all the time now. Do you have any stitching friends who can come to your house periodically to give you an emotional break? You need to make sure you're caring for the caregiver, too. Wish we lived closer (not separated by an ocean!!!), because I would love to do that.

Just someone who'd make YOU a cup of tea, perhaps.

Keep us posted...

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Good Morning Everyone -

Irene - so sorry to hear that Maurice is getting worse. Although even those of us who know little about his disease know that it gets worse not better. I'm just so sorry that you both are having to go through this. * Glad to hear you are sticking with this team. We would certainly miss you. What you described about other teams, is what sets them apart from this one. Post when you feel you can so that we will know how you both are doing.

Grace - WOW! That is quite an accomplishment accruing so many fitness points. You must be so very proud of yourself. I know I'm proud of you.

Yvonne - it is good to know you are back home safe and sound. * I know little about melatonin. * I know it must give you and your son concern about him having been on a plane that transported that infected passenger. But from all accounts, it takes much more than just being in the proximity with someone with this disease to get it.

Allie - it is good news about your son. I do so hope that all works out for him.

Marlene - I'm glad that all is well with your husband, and hope that he is feeling better today.

Make today a healthy and happy one -

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A well deserved brag Grave , I am impressed
Yesterday I made the choice of taking a
Spark break from a few teams, I am staying with this one as I feel we all care about each other, I did explain my reasons to teams I was parting with, I wnet back to look at one team ,I had said I would try to pop in. Only one person commented on what I had said ,
My husbands mental state is worsening ,I do not know what will happen but all I can do is look after him and myself, then take one day at a time,, I wil keep in touch as I can . Irene

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Good evening team! Please forgive me for bragging, but I just crossed
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Sorry I've been missing lately. No reason, except maybe my back to back reading of a fascinating series. I just got captured by the whole idea (fantasy).

I'm also reading a book on melatonin, which is pretty fascinating. I know some of you take it already, as do I, but the research this doctor/author did on it is pretty impressive. The book was on the best selling list; I don't know why it took me so long to see it (at a used book store).

Still unpacking in dribs and drabs. Jay got our garage shelving up today. As of now it holds mostly boxes, but they'll eventually get unpacked (most are books waiting for our bookshelves to arrive). We ordered a new one from the Amish store, and it's really beautiful.... plain in design, but solid wood so it makes me happy.

Found out today the plane that went to Cincinnati also went through the Atlanta airport, as did our son today. Trying not to be paranoid about this. He's pretty healthy, but has been under a lot of stress lately.

Gotta go get ready for bible study tonight.

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Good evening team:

I did a dry run to the facility in Mt. Airy that Michelle Obama would be speaking at. I did this yesterday and assumed there would be plenty of parking. I arrived there early this morning and was told there were handicapped spaces around the building and I could park there. There were none but there was a parking space for the principle of the nearby school. The principal let me park in his space.

I had a wonderful time and I met so many nice people. Michell Obama is inspiring. The philly mayor spoke and some of the people booed him. I guess they are not very happy with him.

I went to the Y and did laps and my swim class.

I heard from my son and he is pretty sure he already has a job offer and will know tomorrow. I told him he and his sons can come to my home and we can live together until he gets on his feet. I told him to keep this in mind in case the job offer doesn't work out.

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Good Morning Team Sisters. I'm checking in while I have a few minutes. I have art this afternoon. We are to have rain and strong winds. It was windy all of yesterday. I went for thyroid blood work in the AM then stopped at one of the local farmers and bought freshly picked apples for applesauce. I got 3 1/5 quarts for the freezer. I seem to be on a fruit kick Monday I made poached pears. I poached them in port wine with a cinnamon stick. ...It took a while to make the applesauce as we like it smooth so I use a cone shaped press. The apples are so fresh that I didn't have to add any sugar.

Grace, DH went to the PCP on Monday. She examined him well. She thinks he may have strained himself. She gave him sulfur pills as a precaution if the prostate is inflamed and told him to take it easy for a few days.

Bonnie, I too would be disturbed with the owner of the stables,after all you are paying him for his service. Thumbs up to your hubby for getting help for the heron. I hope its leg is being taken care of.

I must get myself together and make something so DH has something besides fruit for lunch.

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Good Morning Everyone -

Cecile - it sounds good about the counter push ups, but what is this about you using a walker?

Bonnie - give your husband a hug for me for his efforts in rescuing that Heron. The poor thing. I hope she will be okay. * I too would be Very upset with that owner's attitude at the farm where you house and board Mystery. I would be even more upset to think my horse wasn't being properly cared for. It would be my guess that there aren't a lot of places that board horses, but I will ask anyway, is there someplace else you could take him?

Allie - so sorry to hear that your son lost his job. There is a lot of that going around. Both my son and his wife have lost their jobs this year. My son is in the last stages of becoming a correctional officer, but he's been out of work for months. My DIL is still working, but her job ends this month. She was let go from a company where she's worked for over 25 years. Yep, another company bought the company. *Sorry to hear your mouth is hurting. I can't remember ever having pain with my extractions. It was just having to deal with the healing that was a bit of a problem at times.

Slimmer - take care of yourself.

Sue and Slimmer - I know how scary and sometimes confusing as to what to do those tornado warnings can be. We live in an area that can get quite a few of those. I'm just happy to learn that you are both safe.

Sue - post when you can, as it isn't always possible for us to check in every day. *Glad to hear your dental appointment went well. I'm always very happy when they don't find something wrong as dental work is so very expensive, and this doesn't speak to what the patient has to go through.

Wishing everyone a good day -

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Good evening.

Been MIA again. I didn`t do anything special for Thanksgiving. Somehow I did not feel thankful this year.

Sunday morning, my daughter called and invited us to supper. I immediately accepted. I should have checked with Val. As it was, she did have plans that had to be put off. She knew about the supper on Saturday evening when she came back from driving Jess home. I told her that she should have told me. I`ll know better next time. I will check with her before accepting. I know if it had been the reverse, I would have been upset.

My notary called today to say the papers from the Federal and Provincial governments have arrived at his office. We are meeting on Thursday so I can sign the papers that transfers the house to me. Then we have to see about the car.

I asked Val if we could stop at the butcher shop on the way home. There is a new recipe that I found in a book that I want to try.

My sister-in-law Beth called tonight to find out how I was. She calls every once in a while. She says that she and my brother think of me every day.

Oh yeah Grace! I did 10 counter push-ups yesterday and today. I am planning on a walk tomorrow with the walker.

Good night and sweet dreams. God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us. emoticon

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Good Evening, Team.

This morning my log-in was my 365th log-in in a row!! A whole year!

It's 77 degrees out at 6:30 PM. It must have been close to 80 today in the sun but breezy. Also quite humid.

DH had quite a walk today. He went to the Lake and saw that the great blue heron was in trouble and seemed to be stuck in the mud. DH ran to the police dept. that is across the street and was told to go to Animal Control (behind the police station). The AC lady said that she had rescued the heron last week after it had a bag on it's head. By the time DH got back to the Lake, the AC lady was wadding into the water and got the heron. She said it was a girl and it looked like it's leg was broken. The heron was so exhausted that it laid in her arms without a struggle. I hope she'll be okay. I was proud of DH for his efforts in getting help for the bird.

I went to the Farm and was disgusted to find that not all the fields had hay. Mystery's was one that didn't. I don't understand the owner's reasoning. If you go in the field and look at your feet, there is NO grass and only tiny weeds. I let Mystery graze a long time on the high grass that is outside of the field. He'll be okay but it just "steams" me that the owner is so inconsistent. He is very hard to talk to and unreasonable. The previous owner, who died, was so much easier to talk to. Sergio, the farm manager, is nice & listens but he can't make a move without an okay from the owner.

I read everyone's posts but I'm really tired and will have to answer them another time.

@Mary - There are 99% women on the team. We had a man join recently who was only a team member because of a class he was taking. He said some very contrary things and I, myself, hope he has faded away!!

I hope everyone had a great day.
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Dear team:

I was wondering why I had not heard from my son. I just received an e-mail from him. He said he was fired from his job last week. He said he has been busy looking for another job. I told him to try not to worry. I know this economy is in bad shape and the field he is in has been hit pretty hard. I feel so bad for him. He has so much on his shoulders right now. I have been fired a couple of times and it isn't a good feeling , no matter what the circumstances.

I drove to Philly and it wasn't that bad. I could not find the exact building I want to go to but I am not discouraged. I am going to see Michelle Obama no matter what.

My mouth is hurting quite a bit. I just had scrambled eggs, which tasted so good. I couldn't believe how hungry I was.

I was going to exercise today but I am rethinking that idea right now.

I hope everyone has a good day.

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HI All, It is windy and raining... phone rang in the middle of the night said we had tornado watch... but my electric doorbell woke me up first cause we had lost power... then 2 hrs later I think the TV showed where the tornado and other bad weather was crossing.. it is just going through the state

actually I got up then because all the tornado sirens in town were going off and at the front door I listened.. it is so weird cause it bounces off all the mountains.. it is frightening.

just got up at noon... got weighed up another 4 lbs... yes, baked goods can do that... I miss my chicken... but I don't have any free time to go to the store let alone to cook it until Friday afternoon... I really am too busy to eat right lately and Wow it is showing up how bad that can be

I did eat a tomato each time with two box meals I had... could not bring myself to eat that hamburger bun.

I need to go into weaving hours earlier to get working on this project...

Teacher for painting called just now to remind about finishing up our painting tomorrow...

Class last night we got a pre-view tour of the Member Art show and we saw where many of us had items in the show... it was like the Movie being in the museum after dark.. then we all made clay figures what our Negitive side looks like... it was a lot of fun.. oh and she told everyone that I had been in the Newspaper.. somebody had told her.

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Hi Sparkfriends.
Back from my dental appointment and all went well. Very thankful I didn't have any cavities. Did buy some whitening gel however-not covered by insurance.
The rain is about out of here this morning. The weather here, at least, was not as severe as they had thought it would be. Our radio went off for the last time last night at 10:30. There was one person killed over by Birmingham last night after a tree fell on the home. I am always glad when these events are over-thinking about the trees that fell on our home a year ago.
Have to work the next three days so I may be out of the loop!! God Bless!!!

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Allie - safe travels into the city. As I think I've said before here, I don't do that any longer. * My mouth is worth a fortune in dental work, and I'm missing a few teeth as well. When I've had teeth extracted I usually ate applesauce, soup, pudding and the like for the first few days. If ice cream helped your feelings and satisfied you, I see nothing wrong with it. I've also become quite good at chewing just on one side of my mouth or the other. As said, I'm no stranger to the dental chair.

Mary - Boy can I identify with what you wrote about Thanksgiving dinner. In years gone by, we always had house guests for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I would cook as much as possible before they arrived, but on the day (Thanksgiving or Christmas) I was cooking and cleaning up from the time I got up until it was almost bedtime. * We didn't have a dishwasher for the first 12 years after we married. My dishwasher, disposal and microwave, I'd be hard pressed to do without. * Have you ever checked your Fitbit for accuracy? * Men on the team - we have had 3 that posted that I can remember since this team began in 2007. The first two were pretty active for awhile and added much to the team. We recently had a guy to join, but unlike the first two he didn't seem very serious about anything that was going on here and eventually stopped posting. I think you are safe assuming that this is a team of women - smile.

Grace - that is so interesting about Melvin's nursing home. *After your bad night, I hope you can grab a nap sometime during the day.

Sue - an excellent post on Ebola. My thinking exactly - plus more. Shingles is one of those communicable diseases that no one thinks much about. We can't give someone else Shingles as you know, but if we are sick we can give someone who hasn't had Chicken Pox the disease. I've heard people who have Shingles talking about going out while they have them. Not me, I stayed home. As said, we all need to act responsibly.

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Good morning team:

I survived the night, without too much pain. I actually gained weight from yesterday. It might have something to do with what I ate. They told me to only eat soft foods, so I ate quite a bit of ice cream. I don't think that's exactly what they meant, but it sure did make me feel better. Anyway, I digress. I need to get back on track once my mouth heals up.

As you all know I have two tickets to see Michell Obama tomorrow morning. I think I will take a drive there today and see how that goes. I have hinted to my son that I could use some help to get there but I haven't heard from him. I love my son but he really doesn't get hints very well. He was great when I had to have a lot of tests last year. He took me to all my appointments and was very attentive. He gave me a hug a couple of weeks ago and I almost fell over from shock. He just isn't a touchy feely kind of person. He takes after his father who often reminded me of those people in that picture that are holding a pitchfork. Well enough on my venting , wish me luck on my joy ride into Philly. As they say you only live once.

I hope everyone has a good day.

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Good Morning :)
I'm waiting for my friend to call and say she ready to go for a walk...she had a rough night and slept in until 8 and had to get some coffee before she can face going outside :)
Thanksgiving dinner was a lot of work...half the day cooking it, about 20-30 minutes to eat, then and hour to clean up. I wasn't very happy that Lorne got stuck with the dishes while everyone else seemed to have something else to do. So I washed and put away while he dried and tidied the kitchen. We don't have a dishwasher and I don't want one...I don't want to give up the cupboard space!
But dinner was good and everyone was very full and happy:) I tried a few new recipes that I saw on a cooking show and they were all 'keepers'. Much better than the new ones I tried at Christmas that were failures or near misses. That taught me not to listen to Jamie Oliver...lol.
I have to do some menu planning sometime today, and get a few groceries. This afternoon I am going for a pedicure...ahh :)
Sunny right now, but rain on the way tonight and tomorrow...Enjoy the day wherever you are! By the way...do we have any men in the group? Any that post? I frequently catch myself about to type 'ladies' here...don't want to ruffle any feathers *g*
Someone mentioned they ordered the FitBit Zip...Sue? That is the one I have and I don't have anything bad to say about it...love it. Lorne, and two of our friends have them too.

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Good morning team!

About "confused" people - Melvin is in an Alzheimer's unit, even though he doesn't have it, that was the best unit to put him in. Because most of the patient's minds are in the "past", the staff has set up a "baby nursery" with lots of life-like dolls, a changing table, baby clothes, diapers and bottles, so the patients can "feed and take care of their babies". It's kind of cute the way they sit around, holding their "babies".
There is one lady that seems perfectly normal, not one of the baby holders. She says hello to me when I arrive, asks me how I am etc. But, yesterday, I found out why she was in that unit. She was stirring her coffee with her EYEGLASS CASE!
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Don and I had a bad start to the night last night because I forgot to take my pills for sleep and pain. I remembered, after I went to bed, at 11:30, but told him I was going to try to go without them, for once, to see how I would do. Well, I tossed and turned and tossed and turned, trying to get comfortable. I finally gave in and got up and took the meds but, of course, it took a while for them to start working, so there was another half hour of restlessness. All this kept Don awake. I learned my lesson.

About new team members - I guess we just have to keep "warning" them that this is a very "active" team. I can still remember how confused I was, when I first joined and couldn't figure out who or what everybody was talking about half the time. Slowly, it started to sink in.
(smile). That's why, when I'm talking about Melvin, I try to say, "Melvin, my special brother" so members will know what his relationship is to me and what his mental condition is.

We're suppose to have an "warm" day and Don has already told me AGAIN! that we must get some yard work done today. (groan)


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Hi Sparkfriends!
Don't know why I got sleepy yesterday. Probably not enough to do-LOL!!
My thoughts about Ebola.....when an infectious disease becomes a public health threat the common sense thing to do is isolate and quarantine. This means no one in-no one out. I cannot understand why persons are permitted to travel from those countries that have outbreaks-keep the disease at its source. Monitoring at the airports is not going to do one bit of good. since you can be asymptomatic one day and the next violently ill. Trust me-we are all at risk. The CDC has nothing to do with developing a vaccine-this is done by private enterprise who has had so many restrictions and regulations imposed upon it that the process has been slowed down. When Ebola was being discussed the President said in his new conference that there was no risk of it coming here. This statement was in the same catagory as "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor". I have very little faith in anything that comes out of Washington. We have to take care of ourselves-don't panic just be cautious and aware and use common sense. It is in very short supply these days.
Ok-off to the dentist where I will have to keep my mouth shut (open!!!) for awhile.
Everyone have a blessed day!

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Good Morning Everyone -

This morning my computer is working faster/more efficiently than it has in ages. No, we've done nothing to it. Strange huh? Whatever happened, it has really pleased me, and I hope that it lasts. We have DSL, so perhaps the phone company did something overnight to improve service. As said, who knows, but I sure am enjoying it (while it lasts - smile).

Irene - it has to be hard dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer's. I remember my brother talking about when my daddy was still reading the papers and listening to the news how mixed up he would get from what he was hearing and reading. He didn't have Alzheimer's - had just gotten old and couldn't hear. Your story was funny however. Thanks for sharing it.

Grace - that accident sounded awful. I do so hate seeing such. * Ebola - I was talking more about planes, etc. from countries like west Africa being stopped, or at least coming into this country. We've had sick children and adults coming through our southern borders illegally very sick too with who knows what. But I think the main thing I was saying in that post is that we all (each of us) must be careful and responsible. That man that died had lied about being in contact with a person who had the disease, and not just contact, but close contact. *You mentioned returning a jacket to Kohl's. I so need a new light weight jacket, and still haven't bought or even gone to shop for one. The first thing you know I'm going to have to pull my old one out that has seen better days. Cooler weather is coming fast.

Allie - I'm so happy to hear that you were able to get that tooth taken care of. *Be careful taking Aleve on an empty stomach. Aleve is very hard on our stomachs to begin with. Just some soft bread would be enough to absorb some of the acid it produces.

Ellen - my legs weren't working well at all yesterday, and I hadn't done all the hard work you'd done. It is still very rainy here. *New members tend to float in and out. Once someone posted on another team perhaps another site - "I didn't feel comfortable with that team. They all seemed to know each other and be friends and I felt like an outsider." I don't know what some people expect when they join a new team. Joining a team is like joining a new group in the face-to-face world, and you have to get to know people and them you. This team is warm and welcoming to new members, and if they participate (post) they are included. Someone who takes exception to our closeness quite often is looking for one of the many teams on SP where you just post your thoughts (like blogging) and no one responds or seems to know anything at all about the other members. *What I was saying about fear of Ebola spreading, is that we need to be careful who we are around and to protect ourselves with sanitizers as much as possible not only from something as bad as Ebola, but colds, flu, and who knows what other germs. And... when we are sick to stay home. That there are more life threatening diseases out there other than Ebola. But I do agree this is one scary disease.

Sue - hope you were able to get your nap yesterday. You do stay so very busy.

Make today a healthy and happy one -

Shirley

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Tuesday chat, yes thank you I did sleep better last night. I started unwinding a hour or so earlier, I put my sewing away, I was doing plain knitting on a blanket, I always have o have something to do with my hands but plain knitting is relaxing ,
Yes the Edola scare is worrying but we must not panic over it,
My husband gets things mixed up now , yesterday he told me in the news all the females were going on strike!
Oh are they ?no one told me , what are they striking about?
This illness thing, (ebola)
I eventually found some nurses had a 4 hour strike for a pay rise.
But he had mixed up a few news items and was getting quite worried.
Have a safe day , Irene

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Good evening team!

Yesterday, there was a multi car accident at the turnpike exit I take to visit Melvin. Sixteen people were hospitalized and a little 2 year old girl was killed. So sad. I had to drive by where the accident happened to visit Melvin today.

SHIRLEY, I agree that they should be checking people for symptoms BEFORE they board their planes in Africa, not when they arrive in the U.S. Hopefully, they’re doing BOTH!

SUE, The “Zip” is supposed to be a good one. You’ll be able to compare notes with Mary, since I think that’s the one she has.
Why were you sleepy? Was it because of your job? What shift do you work?
OK! No more questions!
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ELLEN, I hope you and your DH rested today! That was quite an accomplishment, loading and unloading all that wood.

ALLIE, You did the right thing by getting the tooth pulled instead of crowning it. If they had crowned it, they probably would have been pulling it out in a year or two anyways.

I didn’t go to the gym today. Just on a “hunch”, I called them 3xs.and no one answered the phone. I didn’t see any signs up on Friday, saying they would be closed today. I still went to visit Melvin and returned a jacket to Kohls.


I hope every body has a good night!

Grace

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Good evening team:

I was woken up around 9AM by my cell phone. My 4 year old grandson wanted to come over. I said no problem. What was I thinking? I can never say no to these children or their Mother. Everything turned out fine but this has been a long day.

I stopped at the new dentist and they gave me an appointment for 3PM this afternoon. I took my grandson to Target and got him a couple new toys. I took him to Burger King and we shared our lunch. I went to my old dentist and picked up my old x-rays in case I needed them for the new dentist. I just made it back in time for the new dentist appointment. I called my DIL and had her pick the 4 year old up and take him home. He had a nice nap in the car so he was rested up but still a little sleepy. I didn't think he should be at the dentist with me.

They gave me 2 options. They could save the tooth and put a crown on it. It would cost $1,200.00 or they could pull the tooth and it would cost me $200.00. I told them to pull the tooth. It is way in the back and I could not even consider spending that kind of money on my tooth.

I had them give me a toy for the 4 year old and I dropped it off at his house. Before I went to the dentist I picked up two tickets to see Michell Obama on Wed. morning. I offered my DIL one but she said she would not be able to get off work.She said she would love to go if she could.

I just took 2 Aleve on an empty stomach. I hope it sits well with me. They said after the novacain wears off I can eat soft foods.

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This has been a few busy days. We went to church yesterday morning and then came home and took the trailer to the city site. It only took 20 to 30 minutes to upload it compared to the 4 hours to load it. Whew! I am glad that is done.

Thanks for all your concern about my knees and my DH's back. My knees felt great this week-end but are hurting a little today with the rain we are having. My DH had no business out in the weather yesterday. It was cloudy and cool and his cough just does not seem to want to go away. But we are two independent souls even though we have two sons who would have gladly helped us if we would have asked.

Yesterday evening, I took homemade sour dough bread to a Bible Study friend who lost her husband last Thursday evening to cancer. Today, most of the study group was at his funeral. I am so glad she has these friends to be her support group through this difficult time.

It is hard to catch up on all the conversation after being out a couple of days. We must have scare some of our new members away.

Shirley- I so agree with you that considering all the other ways to die - cancer, heart attack, car accident, it is highly unlikely that any of us need to fear ebola. I read that we would most likely would already have a vaccine if Congress had not cut the funding for health research. But I am like you that I could improve my use of hand sanitizers, etc. We all need to be responsible for taking care of our health.

Allie - for some reason my teeth feel funny today....not sure why.

I should close and go downstairs and ride my bike. As much as I love to read and post her, it does not take the place of exercise. emoticon

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Hi Sparkfriends.
Grace it was the fitbit zip. Good review so I hope it is all that I expect it to be.
Got all my running around done. Tomorrow it is time for a dental cleaning-whoopee!! Sure hope they don't find any cavities.
We are expecting storms tonight. I sure do hate when they come at night. Praying no one gets hurt. Have heard of one death in Arkansas from severe weather so far.
So sleepy! Would like a nap but it is not going to happen-lol !!!!

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Ebola - Grace we are talking about the same thing. People need to concerned, cautious, be responsible and take precautions. But being alarmed or panicked won't help a thing. Whether it is flu, aids, or any other highly infectious disease this is true. What you said about that Dr. Snyderman, that's what I mean about being irresponsible. There is no way to control such stupid people. On a much lesser note I become negligent about using hand sanitizer and wipes during the winter months. I and everyone else need to be more responsible when it comes to not spreading germs and doing what we can to protect ourselves from getting them. Right now in particular, I think being more restrictive about those coming into this country would be an excellent first step about keeping this country safe from Ebola, and keep any that is here contained. I know this thinking is debatable since I've listened to many from people much more knowledgeable about all of this than I am. * Sorry to hear about Melvin's finger. Boy does such hurt, not only when it happens but for days later - as I guess we all know.

Bonnie - I can't blame you for being annoyed and concerned about the owner's attitude and behavior where you board and house Mystery. I would be too.

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Good morning team!

SHIRLEY, It sounds like your DIL had a great 50th birthday. Good for her!
Talk about rude awakenings – I got a call from Melvin’s NH at 6:45 this morning. It was the 3rd shift nurse, whose shift ended at 7 a.m. He wanted to tell me, before he finished his shift, that Melvin shut his finger in a door or a drawer, sometime yesterday, and the staff just noticed it.
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About Ebola – We can be as cautious as we want, but if someone else isn’t as cautious, we’re all at risk. I just heard that NBC reporter, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who was exposed to it, by a photographer who has it, was suppose to be quarantined at home, but she left home and went to a drive-thru restaurant, in N.J. This is the irresponsible behavior that will cause it to spread.
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IRENE, I hope you will sleep better tonight than last night. Good luck with that! When you go back to bed and your mind starts to go to places that keep you awake, try thinking about more pleasant things, like your great grandchildren.

SUE, Which Fitbit did you order? I wonder if one is more accurate than another. When you get it, please let us know what you think about it.

ALLIE, I hope you were able to get in to see the dentist this morning. I’ll be watching for an update.

Today is a "Visit Melvin/gym/shopping" day, when I'm usually away from home for 5-6 hours. I'll be very glad to get back to my "cocoon".


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Good Early Afternoon, Team.

I lost my first attempt at this reply. How frustrating!!

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I was going to the Farm today but it has been raining since I woke up. 70% chance they say--more like 100%. Tomorrow there is less chance of rain but it is supposed to be very windy.

@Shirley - I pay to have Mystery's blanket put on from Dec.-Mar. If he had enough hay, he shouldn't have need for it until Dec. I wanted to go out today to see if he was given a hay bale but I just have to HOPE that it happened. The owner has a very "know it all" attitude and I have stopped trying to suggest things to him, even though I've had horses much longer than he has been involved with them.

@Sue - I hope Medicare/Medicaid is able to make an exception for your step-son. There are probably many people with insulin who are also disabled and need help. I know they have to be on the alert for any fraud but common sense must rule.

@Allie - Sorry your filling came out. I have my 6 month dental appt. next month and I'm hoping all is well. Lately my dentist always seems to find some small reason for me to come back a 2nd time.

@Grace - My house is made of masonry and is cool in the Summer but also COLD in the winter. The electric heating is really terrible. A major renovation to our homes (I live in a Co-op) is supposed to happen in about 2 years. The heating upgrade is a big part of it. Even though the cost is shared by everyone--I wonder how much it's going to soak us.

I hope everyone has a great day.
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MARY - emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Good Morning Everyone -

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This weekend my daughter-in-law turned 50. A friend or friends treated her to fancy seats at the Cardinal's baseball game on Saturday, which included dinner, snacks, drinks the works. They gave her the cutest red hat with a 50 button on the side. I wouldn't mind having that hat to wear for any occasion. It was a group of women, and they did look like they were having so much fun from the pictures she showed us on her iPhone. Yesterday the family gathered for a cookout and presents at her house to celebrate her again - smile.

Irene - you've described in your post my sleeping problem too. Most of the time on my many trips to the bathroom during the night, I can go back to sleep. This morning I was awaken by one of those calls, it was 5:30, and although I tried, I soon found I wasn't going back to sleep so I got up. As I sit here I feel so tired, but when we can't get to sleep, we just can't get to sleep, can we? I hope your sleep better tonight

Mary - it sounds like a busy but fun filled day for you today.

Sue - it sounds like you have a busy day today. *Thanks for explaining about your stepson's insurance. It boggles my mind sometimes what Medicare and/or Medicaid will pay and what it won't. I hope that his doctor can help you get cost assistance for what he needs.

Allie - so sorry about your tooth. I wouldn't think doctors would be taking Columbus Day off, but who knows. I do hope the new dentist can work you in. * it sounds like you've really been busy baking. Coming to your house has to be the highlight of your grandsons' lives. You do do fun things with them.

Marlene - I agree with Grace your dinner sounds so good. Unfortunately I can't stand without major discomfort to cook like that any longer. At one time I cooked with flank steak, and I can't remember now how I prepared it. Stuffing it the way you do sounds so-o- good. *I haven't seen the weekend ads. Perhaps our Walgreen's is having a special on photo Christmas cards too. We had a family picture made when everyone was here for my birthday, and I want to do photo cards this year. Thanks for the heads-up - smile. *We have CVS pharmacies popping up all over the place - just like Walgreen's was doing for awhile. I've never used them, but have really liked what they've said in some of their ads. *It sounds like you have a Very Good butcher. When we lived in NJ I bought all my meat from a butcher shop right downtown. That man was so nice and accommodating. I had never enjoyed such before or since. *Sodas - I wrote this long time ago, but I guess it is worth repeating. For some unknown reason I lost my desire for sodas which I consider a blessing. On occasion I will want some, but just 8 oz. perhaps less will satisfy me, and I won't want any for a long time after. I used to drink iced tea by the pitchers full, but seldom drink that any longer either. I drink coffee off and on during the day, but I mostly drink plain water. I do enjoy a glass of wine with my lunch, but that's it other than a few ounces of V-8 when I take my vitamin and calcium pills in the morning. Recently, I've stopped using Splenda too in my coffee.

Grace - about Eboli - I think rather than be alarmed by it, it would be better to be cautious. The news tends to sensationalize everything - whether it was the Trey Van Martin shooting in Florida, the protests in Ferguson in my area, Eboli, or whatever. Yes, it is a life threatening disease, and of course we don't want an outbreak in this country, but we've got other life threatening diseases that could affect us that we think nothing about.

Sue - how interesting. From your posts I would have thought you were born and raised in the South. I was born in Memphis, moved away and then lived there for a few years at the end of World War II. But basically I grew up all over the South We've lived in Missouri since the very early 60s. My mother was from Indiana and my daddy was a southern boy through and through.

Bonnie - am I misremembering, but I thought you paid the farm manager or someone to blanket Mystery when need be?

Have a good day and a good week everyone -

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Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving to any other Canadians on the team (Cecile!). It's been a busy weekend, and will continue today...I'm looking forward to getting back to normal routine tomorrow. I haven't been out for a good walk since Friday. I may have to go by myself later since everyone else seems to be focused on turkey, etc. :)
The girls will be here before noon to help with dinner...a large chicken raised on a friend's farm instead of turkey, maybe tofurkey if Becky brings one (yuck!). Mac and cheese and lots of veggies :)
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Hello team friends on Monday , predictive text changed that to team fridge! Have we got one? We could all dive in if so!
I am still not sleeping well but did think about it last night and think I know more about it. I do go to sleep but then the old waterworks problems wakes me. I get up to go, I get back in bed then start thinking and am wide awake. I can't stop thinking of course but last night it was on my mind I had misplaced something. So eventually I got up to look for it, I found it , so know now I should have gone back to bed .
But instead I decided to tidy up a box of balls of wool that had got tangled, so it went. I was wide awake then,. So can I deal with what's on my mind instantly then go back to bed ? Or better still try to sort it out before I go to bed?
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Grace_my stepson has medicare and Medicaid but His meds are covered thru medicare part d. I feel fortunate for the help he does get for sure but I have the feeling that his is not the only plan which is eliminating this particular form of insulin. I will know more next month when we see the endocrinologist and I can ask him. He is pretty astute and will be able to explain what the deal is and what we can do.
Tomorrow I will go mall walking with my son!!! Got my fitbit ordered so am looking forward to getting it. Also I am going to take a friend to the doctors. Hubby has his tax course class.
Good night precious ladies- May God keep us all another day.

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Good evening team:

I just had a huge filling in my tooth fall out. Wish me luck finding a dentist on Columbus Day. I am probably going to have the tooth removed. My dentist kept filling this particular tooth until he said he could not fill it anymore. He has since retired so my DIL gave me the name of her dentist. They are only about a mile from my house so if they have to give me novacain I can go right home and lie down. The past few times I have gone to the dentist and they have given me novacain I have had a pretty strong reaction. Well at least I can lose some weight, I don't think I will be eating much until I get my tooth straightened out.

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CECILE, How are you doing today? I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.
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MARLENE, Maybe your DH has a UTI and that won't go away without taking antibiotics.
Pumpkin cake and stuffed flank steak sounds delicious. I'll be right over.
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Hello Team Sisters. I am bushed. I was in the kitchen most of the day. I baked a pumpkin cake, DH does like his sweets. Thank goodness he does not have diabetes. I may eat a sliver or two. I did lick the bowl after I put the glaze over it. That was bad. I made a flank steak stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, garlic and onion mixture. Hadn't made that in a couple years.

Since DH wasn't feeling up to par we were in all day. And what a lovely day it was. I took photos of a painting I want to use for our Christmas cards. Walgreens has a special on photo cards this week so I will get a head start.

Do any of you have a prescription plan with CVS? I received a notice from my former employer that they have switched to CVS beginning January, 2015. It sounds very similar to the plan I have now.

Grace, you are right, my DH should see a urologist but he won't. He said at dinner if he doesn't feel improvement in a day or two he will see our PCP. That he is even considering that surprised me.

Shirley, we so enjoy home grown tomatoes. We don't grow them but buy them from local farmers. Twice this summer a neighbor a block away brought us some and they were so good. I have one last Vedalia onion in the refrigerator. They are so good with tomato on a turkey burger. ........... Speaking of turkey meat, I get smoked turkey thighs from a local butcher at market. (He slices them in thick slices or whole.) I use one of those instead of ham when making ham and green beans with small red potatoes. Two weeks ago we had our widower neighbor for that and he was very surprised when I told him we were not eating ham. You really can't tell the difference.

I have stopped drinking all kinds of sodas. Even diet sodas are not good for you. I buy the flavored sparkling water at Wal Mart which I find refreshing. They do have some artificial sweeteners in them but not as much as diet sodas.

Well think I will relax for a while. Everyone have a good week.

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Good evening team!

ALLIE, You’re such a wonderful Grammie, making happy memories with your boys.
Can you get a ride to the Michelle’s speech from the lady that gave you the ride home from Hillary’s speech?
PLEASE be careful with that fox in your back yard, especially if it was making a strange noise. We have coyotes in our woods so they have just about wiped out the smaller animals, like raccoons, possums and skunks. I don’t know if they go after deer, but I wish something would scare the deer off. They’re eaten our rhododendrons and our hydrangeas. We didn’t get one bloom on the hydrangeas and very little on the rhodys.


SUE, I had a feeling that they wouldn’t be able to “contain” the Texas Ebola case. Unfortunately, there’s always the “human error” factor. I think we all have a right to be alarmed.
I hope you can find a cost affective way to get the insulin for your step son. Is he on Title 19? My mentally handicapped brother is and we don’t have to pay for any of his medical needs. If your step son is blind wouldn’t he qualify for T-19?

BONNIE, I’m a few hundred miles north of you, but when I read your e-mail, this morning our temps were the same as yours. We had a beautiful 60 degree day and I never set foot out of my door because I’ve been cold all day. A couple of times, today, when I got too cold, in the house, I put on some dance music and danced around, instead of turning up the heat. I have 2 layers on my legs and 3 layers on my top and my hands are still cold. We’re not leaving for FL until 11/07. It’s going to be a looong month for me.
I hope that farm manager gets some hay for Mystery and Pluto’s shelter before it gets much colder! You can’t be running out there everyday to put on and take off the blanket.
I like what you said to Slimmer, that as we get older our bodies don’t compensate for our playing around with our diets. Most importantly, we do care about her and don’t want anything bad to happen to such a vital, young at heart and interesting woman.

SHIRLEY, As I said to Bonnie, we are not leaving for FL for another 25 days. I have done very little yard work to get ready for the move.
I used to go through 3 bags of salad mixes a week, but got so tired of keeping track of the “recalls” that I stopped buying it, especially the spinach, which is SO good for you. Now I eat frozen veggies

Good night team.

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Good evening team:

My youngest grandson just got picked up by his older brother and his Mom. We went grocery shopping and he loves the cart that has the car attached. We bought ingredients so we could make chocolate chip cookies. After we baked the cookies we took a walk around the neighborhood and looked at Halloween decorations. I need to freeze most of the cookies so I am not tempted to eat them. I used my Christmas cookie jar and my grandson and I are already making plans to make cookies for Santa in a few months.

I know I am going to sleep well tonight. Michelle Obama is going to be in Philly on Wed. I received an invitation. I have my Democratic meeting on Tuesday evening. Maybe I can talk someone into going with me.

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Hi Sparkfriends!!
Actually Shirley-I was raised by a southern mama in Buffalo N.Y. where I spent the first 23 years of life. Lived in Pa. for ten years of my first marriage. Been here in Alabama since 79.
Wow- another ebola case in Dallas-this time in nurse who cared for the Liberian patient. We certainly don't know what we need to know about handling this disease. I don't care what the bureaucrats say.
Trying to take it a little easy today but failing. Lol !!!!!
I fail at so much-but God is faithful.

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Good Morning, Team.

It's 56 degrees outside and the sun is shining. Supposed to get up to the low 70's!!

The Farm manager sent me a message on FB early yesterday that Mystery was shivering and I needed to come out and blanket him. I was a little irritated because the owner has been very "selective" in putting out hay bales and Mystery's field hasn't gotten one yet--even though the field next to his has. The grass is pretty much DONE. So I thanked him for telling me and asked him when they were going to put out hay!! I didn't put a blanket on Mystery though as I knew as soon as the temps got to the mid 50's he would be fine. Shivering is a way to stay warm and as long as they don't do it for hours on end and as long as they aren't in a debilitated condition (which he DEFINITELY is not), they are fine. He has a nice deep shelter that he and his pasture buddy can go into and stay dry but they don't use it unless there is hay in there. The other horses on the Farm are always inside their sheds getting away from the flies, etc. but Mystery & Pluto are always standing outside by the fence. I just don't get it.

@Marlene - Yes, this was the 4th time we have been to the apple festival. We really like it. It is only about 1 1/2 hr. drive from us. But it's really amazing how COLD it gets once you get in the mountains!! The first time we went I bought some really great kitchen towels from an Amish or Mennonite gentleman. There are lots of crafts people who sell kitchen towels and those are usually very well decorated but these I bought are plain but very thick & hang onto the front of your oven. The last 2 times we were there I didn't see the vendor there and I was very disappointed. This year they were BACK!! I bought 2 towels and they were only $6 a piece. They wash really nice and my first 2 still look new.

@Ellen - Our city will pick up sticks by the road if you bundle them like you mentioned. DH always breaks up the smaller sticks really well and puts them in a bag to be picked up. The city picks up bags of "garden debris" every Fri. They go around the city with a truck and pick up bags and you don't even have to call them.

@Slimmer - Not to sound like a broken record of the other ladies but you really should concentrate on what you eat better. It's okay to fudge on what you know is right when you are younger but as we get older our bodies don't compensate as well as they once did. I know you know what to do but playing around with your sugar count sounds dangerous. We care about you and want you to be safe.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
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Good morning team:

I heard a fox last night. He was in my back yard and he was making the strangest noise. My 4 year old grandson called me this morning and he wanted to spend the day with me. I asked their Mom about the strange noise I heard and she said it was probably a fox.

Ben - the 4 year old and I are watching Mickey Mouse. I just finished reading him 5 Caillou books. Bens' big brother is going on a hike with his Mom so there will be just the two of us all day. I think I will take him out to lunch. He loves going out to lunch and always has a healthy appetite. The boys parents make sure they eat very healthy food. I don't think my grandsons will ever have to worry about having a weight problem. It is so sad when I see a young person that is overweight. It has to be a lot harder for a younger person to try to lose weight because they are still growing.

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Krys - thank you. Will do.

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@ Shirley- yes there are a few tests they can do to diagnose fibromyalgia, but sometimes it is hard to diagnose, go to the WebMD site, and look it up, they have very good info on it and WebMD is a very good site for all medical questions.
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Happy Sunday Everyone -

Slimmer - it is amazing to me how some kids are so mature in Junior High and High School, and some never seem to grow up. But yes, it seems now days that kids have no concept of respect for themselves or others. There are exceptions to this, and perhaps I notice the aforementioned more because they are so obnoxious. *If you enjoy eating sandwiches there are low carb and low calorie breads on the market, and you can freeze bread. We have a bread company here called Bunny Bread that produces a product called Healthy Life. It is good tasting bread, and comes in a variety of flavors (I use the 100% whole wheat) - 35 calories per slice. Sara Lee also makes a low calorie bread - I don't know the carb or calorie count. *Papa John's pizzas - like other restaurants it all depends on the cook. We bought Papa John's Pizzas for years, but because of the some problems with the store we were using, we don't any longer. However, their pizzas were always very good. I do so wish you could wean yourself off sodas. From your postings, they seem to be your downfall. *Since we don't eat lots of salads, I now buy the bagged greens, a cucumber, grape tomatoes, and sweet onion and I'm good to go. Buying lettuce this way is a bit pricey, but if I will eat that amount up and not have to throw it away, then I'm ahead of the game. I can get 2 huge meal size salads out of one bag. At one time bagged greens weren't too good, but they aren't bad now. And this is cheaper than buying prepared salads from the deli.

Marlene - always good to see your posts. Hope we will be hearing more from you. * Weather or barometric pressure is definitely giving me leg and back problems, and I gather many others on the team too. So I can sympathize (or is it empathize) with you. Water exercises are supposed to be the best for we who have this problem. * It does indeed sound like you are getting our weather. Be prepared for this rain to last for quite awhile. We still have it and it is to last into this coming week. *Interesting about the SP Tracker. As said, I haven't found one - expensive or cheap - to be accurate, so I'm reluctant to invest in another one.

Ellen - I join Grace in her amazement of you and your husband doing so much heavy yard word with your leg and back problems. Please be careful.

Sue - I grew up in the South. My dad grew tomatoes and hot peppers every summer. During the war, although a pilot in the Army - somehow he turned the majority of the back yard into what was called at that time a "Victory Garden." I was 11 when the war ended, so perhaps he had that big garden after he got out of Service. It is nice hearing from another Southerner. I'm assuming you were born and raised in the South from your posts. I too am a Big fan of tomatoes in most any form, and sandwiches being one, but I like mine with Vidalia onion and mayo. However, growing up I really liked mustard sandwiches too. Yep - just mustard and bread - smile. * Boy are those insulin pens expensive! I thought Celebrex was bad at over $200. a month. Being in the healthcare business I'm sure you will be able to find some way to cover it. It seems like one of the ads for such I saw said you could call a number to get them for less money. Wish I had more info to share, but it was awhile ago I saw the ad so I'm a bit hazy on facts.

Bonnie - what a neat story about your friend and her realizing her dream. * I think having a relaxing day while your husband was off playing sounds like a good idea.

Krys - good grief, you do have a double whammy with both Fibromyalgia and arthritis too. After reading your description of your symptoms it made me wonder if I could have more going on with my body than just arthritic problems. Is there a special test they must do to discover if a person has Fibromyalgia or not?

Grace - I hope all is going well with you. You've got a little over two weeks before you head south for the winter, if I have it figured right. So it is my guess you are very busy right now.

Have a good day everyone -

Shirley

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Hi All ... it is 11pm and just back from Holly working and seeing ...Macbeth...
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aughhhhhhhh this had to be the Longest play I have ever seen... I didn't have a clue what they were saying most of the time... good effort on their part... Shakespear watching for me is not where it is happening.

Hi.. Marlene.. good to see you back here... yes usually I cook chicken thighs which will give me at least 5 meals 10 in a pkg or maybe even more meals.. then I usually cook steak instead of buying hamburgers now... and that is usually 2 meals big ones! or 4 or more meals.. and I have my salads.. but Walmart quit carrying the salads I buy and the chicken last week look melted and all slid to the end of pkgs and the area actually Smelled!!!!!! I passed

I ate some of my goodies I bought today and it put me to sleep 2 different times... I took my sugar and only 2nd time I think this year.. I went to 241... can't fool real flour and sugar!!!... even eating Eddys ice cream or lemon donuts or the cheap dollar potato chips have not reacted this way to me... it is nice to sleep but it is a hard sleep

oh I didn't mention.. at the TLC dog festival.. all the ladies acted like I was a long lost friend saying hello hi etc etc etc... hmmm sure wish they would have spoken to me when I went to the meetings trying to help with raising funds and members... it was like I was a new person to them.

I had an 8th grade boy help do tickets... well actually .. he just grabbed everyone and rarely let me take a ticket... he never did it before but when I tried to explain he kept saying .I know I know... I told him to take out his ipad earphone while taking ticket and give his full attention to taking tickets... he did for a few minutes then he put in one ear wire letting it lay all over his front. .... I told him ok.......... at least put the wire behind on his back and pretend you are giving your attention to the patron... I told him if I was giving him my ticket I would be offended that he did not act like he was giving his full attention to taking my ticket... he didn't care ..listen ..or grasp the idea... he also sat behind me... kicking my seat to the beat of the music during the play or just kicking it... What is with kids... aughhhhhhhhhhhhh!

NASCAR is still on.. so get to watch a little

oh I bought 2 Jr. burgers..at Wendy's for dinner...I usually toss out the bread but I am saving 2 pieces to try making a Tomato Sandwich tomorrow... sounds good... I just don't buy bread to eat

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MARLENE, It's good to see you posting! I think our new member, Mary(Wingstretcher), has a
FitBit Zip. I checked it out on Google and it got good reviews.
I'm sorry you still have knee pain and that your DH isn't feeling up to par. Is he going to go to a urologist for a checkup?

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Good Evening Team Sisters. Sorry I have not posted on this thread in a while. As usual time simply gets away from me. I've been feeling pretty well, just the usual knee pain. I've been making an effort to get in the pool at the gym more regularly. It is easier on my legs but I was sore this week guess I'm using different muscles. It is better for cardio than the treadmill so that is good.

It started raining yesterday and most of today. Not a heavy rain though. Guess we are getting your weather Shirley. The tempt didn't get out of the 50's today.

We are having a very quiet few days. DH isn't up to par; we think it is his prostate and that scares me.

I will have to check into the Fitbit. I have been wanting to buy another pedometer since I lost mine when we were in Florida. I check into SP one, but the reviews were not very positive.

Cecile, glad that you continue to post and that you seem to be adjusting to the new way of life. I'm sure you miss Andre' very much. Sorry about what happened with Val. I am really surprised that she dropped out of school and not doing anything about getting a job. It is your home and you have every right to remind her that she should be doing a much better job of helping you. Like Grace has told you, take your time making any drastic decisions. You may be better off staying in your home and keeping your independence. Good luck.

Bonnie, was surprised that you and your DH came to PA for the Annual Apple Festival. The property where our DD/SIL are moving is right next to the fairgrounds. We've been to the Apple Festival but not for a number of years. We live approx. 39 miles east and south of there.

I agree about knowing your neighbors. Since we've lived here 44 yrs. and most of the neighbors likewise we know several of them but it is a "stay to yourself" neighborhood. Our neighbor across the street is the only one whom we can rely on for assistance and keeping in touch regularly.

Slimmer, you are one busy lady. Your weaving sounds interesting. And your cover photo is very nice. However, you must take time to take care of yourself you don't want your sugar levels to get out of whack again. Set some time aside for grocery shopping and preparing nourishing meals. Maybe take a few hours weekly to prepare salad fixings, and your chicken/meat to last you several days. I generally try to get two meals out of one cooking session.

We missed the lunar eclipse as it was cloudy.

Sorry I missed some of you, but be assured I read your posts and think of you all.

Everyone have a blessed Sunday.

Marlene





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ELLEN, I'm amazed that you and your DH can do all that you do between your bad knees and his sciatica. I hope you're not feeling any ill affects tomorrow.


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It is a beautiful day here - perfect fall weather. I spent late and then my DH and I spent 4 hours loading the trailer and pick-up bed with logs, branches that have accumulated since last April. Tomorrow after church, we will take it to the drop off place and unload it. The city mulches it and then citizens can go and pick up the mulch free of charge.

But if reading all about it, I learned that we can put six bundles (no more than 65 pounds in a bundle) and set it out of trash day. The sticks can't be more than 48 inches long and 18 inches in diameter. But if I did this ever week, things would not get so out of hand.

My DH took his last antibiotic pill last night, but he is still wheezing and coughing some. If it does not go away soon, we may be going back to see the doctor.



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Hi Sparkfriends!!
Slimmer- tomato sandwiches. I like mine with mustard but Mayo is great too.
Big football day today!!! I love Saturdays!
Got a letter from stepson part d insurer. As of 1 January they will no longer be covering one of his insulin pens.A box of 5 costs $422 . Will have to try to get him an exception. He is blind and cannot draw up his insulin in a regular syringe. Sad. But regardless we will find a way. The government does not supply our needs the Lord does.
Everyone have a great weekend!!


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Good Afternoon, Team.

It is 54 degrees and has been raining since 5PM yesterday!! A definite "stay inside" kind of day.

Our meeting last night was fun though only 7 members were present. Some had legitimate excuses & some, I'm sure, just didn't want to go that far. Ada, who hosted the meeting, is probably in her late early 50's & always wanted to own her own farm. So last year she just sold her home & started looking. She hit a jackpot with this home. It is a gorgeous house & she has a cute barn in the back on 3.6 acres with her horse, pony and mini. I'm very jealous!! When she first went "looking" she concentrated more on the land & barn & didn't care about the house. After looking at several properties she decided that the condition of the house was VERY important. I'm very happy for her.

DH went to New Jersey with a friend so I'm "free & alone" today. I haven't gotten as much done yet as I had hoped but that's okay. I still have several hours before they come back.

I hope everyone is having a great week-end.
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Grace.. I kind of though you maybe thought that... as always thanks for caring...

no.. I have been now for some months going from 200.5 to 206 to 202 to 209...the up to 212 back to 204 up to 209 to 212 to 206... I know I could go down fast if I would just behave... don't think I will reach 199.75 by Oct 1st now :( my bad.

it is just going every which way. I think most has to do with water weight since my stomach is so puffed up... but I keep eating bad

Did not help I just went to the library and then hit the TLC dog festival downtown and hit the baked goods... which usually because my sugar is so bad I don't do... I was very supportive today...

then on way out I bought tomatoes... don't know where I will use them but they were huge and looked so good and locally grown... I have not bought tomatoes in years... too much sugar in them too

ok will tell you she also had a homemade sweet potato pie real cheap... was kind of end of day for her... she grew the sweet potatos too.. she said she put very little sugar in it.. so I will see... I have not had that kind of pie in years and years...

...well with those purchases... I rethought going to the Apple festival... it stopped raining but the clay is slick... maybe tomorrow...

I could go work on my weaving

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SLIMMER, I thought your weight went from 200 up to 216 in a few days. The situation is not as drastic as I first thought, thank God.

Edited by: CT-FL-SNOWBIRD at: 10/11/2014 (13:21)

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Hi All, 69 and raininggggggg....

I was going to go 35 miles to the West to a big Apple Festival but I guess not the radar shows rain Everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight I work at the Holly Theatre for Macbeth...

On weight... I am just eating ..different foods right now... on the run and not caring what I get as long as I grab something. I actually feel like I did when I was younger and just eating too much and badly... I feel healthy just bloated.

The day I had such swollen eyes when I woke up had to be from the food I ate the night before. At school the teacher had a treat for us... Papa John's pizza.. I had 2 slices and a soda... and that pretty much was all I had that day because I knew I was eating pizza that night... uck... Papa Johns pizza is something I would Never spend money on.. it was a soggy mess.. but I am thinking maybe it was the yeast or something in the bread... my face went back to normal after about 4-5 hrs.

I have not been eating all the salads I usually have and seems like most days I am only eating one big meal a day... I am just so busy or rushed.. and I think that makes a difference.. if you saw my frig.. it is bare.. really empty which they say is not a good sign.. I tried to buy a lot of stuff a few days ago when I had a chance to shop but all my bags worth didn't amount to any real food.

...this is how my weight used to be up and down big amounts... the weight is pretty much all landing in my stomach.. I also changed right now to the 84 cent diet soda.. I think that is doing something and also keeping me up at night... so far I think the diet coke is the best for me.. but it not on sale right now

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Good morning all! looks like another sunny day here.
@ Shirley, yes the weather does affect my fibromyalgia along with my arthritis, and the pain travels, so some days it can be painful in different areas and stress can cause it too, when I use to hold my granddaughter as a baby it hurt so bad sometimes to just hold her in my lap, just lightly touching some spots with my finger hurts, it is just miserable, if anyone has it they know what I am talking about, it is very hard to explain. and so tired all the time. I just hope I can do the babysitting with the twins while my daughter goes back to work. it will be only 2 days a week, she works part time in a nursing home as a TMA so it isn't every day at least. but having said that, nothing will keep me from loving and enjoying all I can do with my grandchildren.
@ Grace, I can't do too much for pain control except for advil, I tried some prescription meds for fibr-like lyrica and I am allergic to one of the ingredients in them- hives and itchiness was horrible!! but like everyone who has anything to deal with, I just go with the flow and do what ever I can and enjoy what I can. My family is very supportive and help me all the time.
@ Bonnie, thanks for your comments to me in the past, I am awful at responding but I do read the general chat comments everyday and I promise to get better at responding to all.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
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Good Morning Everyone -

Irene - you mentioned about Jake helping you with your new iPad, etc. I was responding to you in Word, when all of a sudden my keyboard froze. I got out of SP, changed the batteries in my keyboard, and when I got back here your post was gone. Weird, Very weird! Anyway it was good to hear about Jake and that he is doing well. How is your daughter-in-law doing?

Slimmer - our weight can do screwy things sometimes. You didn't say how much your weight jumped up, but I'm gathering by your tracker it was around 6 lbs. I've had this to happen before too. Who knows why such happens. But having said this, if you aren't monitoring closely what you are eating it is easy for extra calories to slip in. That doesn't explain such a drastic jump in the numbers on the scale, but you could be getting more calories than you think you are. If your face is puffy that sounds like it could be water weight. See what happens with your weight in a day or two, and especially if the puffiness in your face leaves.

Bonnie - I too have my limits going places I'm not familiar with the area. I think I've written about this before. I keep threatening to buy a GPS, but so far haven't. Family and friends that have them, love them. Grace has pretty much expressed my thinking. As for driving at night, I just don't any longer unless it is an emergency or something Very special.

Wishing everyone a good day and a most enjoyable weekend.

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Hello on Saturday , I am enjoying using my new I pad and having better connections. Our grandson Jake is clearing things off my old I pad and setting it up for my husband Maurice .I dont think he will use it much, he has crazes in things ,all enthusiasm but then loses interest .
Jake so wants to do a two year mission for their church, it's being processed now. He has heart problems so may not be accepted . But he is doing lots of technical things for family and friends now before he goes away. He is very skilled in the electronic world .
Enjoy your weekend . Irene

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