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8/22/17 5:56 P

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Good evening team:

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I went to an Alanon meeting then I stopped by Lowes. I found mouse droppings this morning. I bought some things that you put in an outlet. They are supposed to repel mice. I hope they work. The man at Lowes swore they worked. He said he had them all over his house.

I came home and I have been hanging out after I stopped at the grocery store. I wanted to go to the pool but it is very hot outside and I didn't think it was a good idea for me to be outside. It is supposed to cool down tomorrow.

I need to get my car registered and inspected so that will be my next errand.

I hope everyone has a good evening.

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8/22/17 5:07 P

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emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday Cecile! emoticon

We had major thunderstorms and rain last night. Parts of the KC metro were flooded and roof rescues. We had no problems here.

I was scheduled to have physical therapy at 4:30 this afternoon. I was worrying how to get across the only exit during rush hour traffic. They called at 12:15 pm to see if I could come at 1:30 instead. I, of course said YES!

Irene- it is always good to see your posts.

Marlene- your dinner sounded very healthy and good. Isn't it wonderful to be able to walk and enjoy things again!

Grace- I know you are looking forward to September 6 for your son to see a specialist. emoticon

Krys - you are a generous and caring mother and it sounds like they will do their part.

Peggy- that is wonderful news about your DD! I hope she continues to get better. emoticon

Veronica- I saw on television the scene from Madras, OR. Apparently the weather was perfect and it was fantastic. The reporter was almost in tears because it was so awesome. It is wonderful that you were there.

Slimmer- perhaps it was the outfit you had on or it could because you are adding more fiber to your diet you were bloated. It could be once your body adjusts itself you may find you lost even more weight.

Yvonne- my therapist today said she was in St Joe, MO at an outdoor wedding when the eclipse occurred. The couple created a box where everyone put messages. They will open the box in 2024 when the next USA eclipse. I thought that was a special idea.

Shirley- I think you are like me. I value capitalism and freedom and see the government's role is to ensure companies don't abuse it. I get upset when companies pollute and walk away with the profits and we, the tax payers, have to clean up their mess. I also don't like they pollute in areas where the poor live because housing is cheap and then when the poor get sick, we, the tax payer, have to pay more to keep them from dying. It is just not fair. I also get upset with companies who pay their CEO millions and their workers peanuts or move everything to another country and abuse workers there because that country has no regulations. Oh, dear. Now I am on my soap box. emoticon

Cherie- i am so sorry to hear your new medication isn't working well for you.

Ellen

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PEGGY, That's great news about Catherine.We'll keep the prayers going for as long as she needs them. September 5th is the day my 56 year old son finds out what his cardiologist wants to do about his 100% blocked artery.

VERONICA, Your energy level is more like a 47 year old than a 67 year old. I'm in awe of your activity level and your enthusiasm for life.
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Happy happy Tuesday emoticon emoticon

The prayers are working for my DD Catherine (IL). Her heart rate has gone from 15% to 35% and she is having a defibrillator inserted on Sept, 5th.

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good afternoon!!

getting ready to go watch the twins for a while this afternoon, my daughter and son-in-law are going to look at another house, they are selling theirs and trying to find a 3bedroom 2 bath, now they have 2 bedroom 1 bath and the twins need their own rooms. they have sold theirs-pending the final inspection- but see no problems for the final sale. they had a few offers on their house and are getting $6,000.00 more than they listed it for, guess they really want it- it is a young couple just starting out so perfect for them.

but since they haven't found one for themselves yet they are moving in with me for a while. will be crowded with my mom in 1 bedroom, me in 1 so they will all share the 3rd bedroom, their little toddler beds will fit in there just fine but will be somewhat cramped.

I told them I only have 2 rules- they have to help with grocery shopping and I am not going to be the chef for everyone!!! we will take turns cooking(except for my mom).

my son-in-law said they will do all the cooking since I told them they don't have to pay me rent or anything while they are here. I told them to save their money that they use to pay for their house payment and utilities and add it to their down payment.

so I finally caught up on all the posting, lots of busy people here!!

better go for now

God Bless

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8/22/17 1:46 P

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Good afternoon!

We were supposed to have storms, the sun is out!

Still trying to get meds, now the doc is going to give me something else, But it has weight gain side effects. I slept last nite 12 hrs with something called Latuda. Don't like that.

My hunny vaacuumed and cleaned the bathroom, so sweet of him. He understands my effectes its has on me. Its awful to go visiting..

Glad to hear everyone doing pretty good. I wish I could exercise, lazy...

Have a good day, everyone!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm back from watching the eclipse. We went to Madras, a town of 6,000+ people, and it was totally mobbed. Traffic was moving at around 3 mph. We ended up backtracking about 10 miles and spent the night at a rest area with LOTS of other people. We have a bed in the back of our van, so we were very comfortable.

The morning of the eclipse we set out our chairs along with a couple of hundred other people and settled in to watch the event. It was so amazing! When the sun disappeared completely everyone cheered and applauded.

That wasn't the only spectacle we got to see. The rest area was next to a park, and behind the park was a 300 foot ravine. There were bridges crossing the ravine, and one of them there was a bungee-jumping setup. Several people jumped while we were there. Not my kind of sport. I've done some crazy stuff in my lifetime, but I draw the line at suicide sports like bungee jumping and jumping out of airplanes.

Anyway, the drive home started out slowly because there were so many other people with the same idea, but DH is an Oregon native and he knows all the back roads, so we soon left the highway and took the winding way home through the mountains and around the high lakes. It was such a good trip, but I'm happy to be home. I won't be going anywhere until the latter part of next week, when we plan to go crabbing in Charleston bay. That means we'll be passing through Coos Bay and I'll we able to walk on the trail we discovered.

But for now, we can rest up, catch up with our household chores, and get ready for our crabbing trip.

Have a happy, healthy day!

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8/22/17 12:58 P

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Hola... very sunny out

yesterday it got like totally dark inside the house and strange darkness outside.. using my cheese grater I never saw anything in the holes.... it did get much cooler

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CECILE!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

Irene... glad you are starting to be your ole self again! Good to hear from you!

Shirley... what is hard about ..trying.. to eat this way.. it is sooooooo hard not to eat more meat than I should... I think I have always read we get way too much protein in our diets anyway.

Scales went down again.. odd I just got dressed for school and yikes my midriff is just all puffed out like big!!!!!! That looks funny.. does not feel different looks like I am hiding a big balloon???

I go to first day of school in a few minutes.. it is just down the hill and across the street.. so it is close and there will be lots of parking for us!!!!!!!!! Not like the main campus.. parking is horrible.

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We were right in the path of total eclipse, so it was fascinating. I was remembering all the mage's and "wise" men in the past who knew astronomy, and made people believe it meant there was a curse on them, or various things motivated by a desire for power. And Jay and I were just sitting on our deck, waiting for the predicted event along with thousands of other people. One Rich-Tone friend drove all the way from Texas to Nebraska, and posted a picture of herself leaning back on her car with a cornfield behind her.

I wished we'd invited our Texas friends to come up and see it with us.

We've decide not to take the train to California. It would be over $2000, and we have some free air miles to use. I hate to fly.... it's very stressful to haul luggage and worry about getting there on time, etc., but it's the better choice this time.

We're still going to try to take the train somewhere. ELLEN, we would've picked up the sleeper train segment in Kansas City, so we're thinking about taking a shorter trip from either there or Washington, MO, about 30 min. south of us. An adventure!!!!






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emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CECILE!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CECILE!

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I hope you have a healthy happy year!


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Good Morning Everyone -

Cecile - I hope your trip to the doctor goes well. Not a fun way to celebrate your birthday. I hope Val sees to it that you have a fun filled day in spite of your doctor's visit.

Irene - when I have one of those silent migraine attacks, there is no pain, just the distorted vision.

Marlene - sorry to hear you are having problems with your leg. * Losing a Log-In Point streak - within the last year I lost an almost 2 year streak. Now that was a heart breaker. I'm well over 100 days again. I'm just hoping I don't goof-up again and have to start over.

Ellen - my husband learned a trick on Facebook (I think it was) for watching the eclipse. You use your cell phone and with your back to the sun you hold your iPhone like you are taking a selfie and you can watch the eclipse in your cell phone. I had thought that if he got a good view I would step out and join him. It did get darker, but never pitch black as I'd been led to believe it would. Some people interviewed on TV in our area said it was a very emotional experience for them and brought tears. Unfortunately for me it was a lot of hype about nothing. * I'm one who would like to see some regulations put on medicine. When I've said this to people I've been reminded that capitalism is what has made this country great. I have no problem with companies making a profit, but price gouging on must have items like medicine is just plain wrong. There are stories of old people going hungry or eating cat food because they only had enough money to pay for food or medicine and so they bought their medicine. In a country like ours this just isn't right. I don't think we should depend on the government to take care of us, but I also don't think companies should be allowed to price gouge on must have items such as medicine or health care.

Cherie - I'm so sorry to hear of your problems affording your psychiatric meds. I have a real problem with the pharmaceutical industry in this country.

Miller - you are so nice to be concerned for my husband and me. Thank you. Yes, it was quite a hard day, but the good thing is all went well, and he is recovering nicely. * As said, I have never had any pain or discomfort with those silent migraines - they just effect my vision for a very short period of time. From the comments here, they must be more common than I'd thought.

Slimmer - I'm so happy for you that you've found an eating plan that you like and will follow I've heard about it before. It is pretty much a vegetarian diet. Make sure you get enough protein from your veggies since you are eating so little meat. I wish you much success with it.

Peggy - your day yesterday sounded like a nice one.

Make today a healthy and happy one everyone -

Shirley

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Good morning everyone!

Today is not so nice. No sun and a little bit of thunder. No rain yet! Val just told me the moisture has started!

Have to jump in the shower shortly. After all I would like to be clean to go to the doctor's.

Wishing everyone a good, happy and healthy Tuesday!

Be back later...
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Hello on Sunday , a grey cool day , But is good in how I feel. I was interested in the talk of Silent Migraine, that sounds very like what I have, no intense pain, but in one side of my face including my eye is affected . I can watch tv too with sound down during attacks .
I do feel better so I hope to walk to coffee and chat this morning in a local small coffee ,
I do need to catch up with you all but for mainly it's a quick hello.
The eclipse was spectacular on tv . Must have been much more to feel the effects,.
Stay well. Irene



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Good evening team sisters!

Ellen - I just found out two years ago that I have diabetes. I cannot even remember if the doctor has ever told me that I was pre-diabetic. I am just anxious to see her tomorrow to find out what is going on.

Nothing much to talk about again today. Val went to the dentist this morning. She said things went well. She took a nap when she got home.

I had chicken for supper. Val loved it. Another thing to remember to make more often.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe! May His angels watch over us and protect us!
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Hello Team Sisters. We just finished dinner, cod fish, wild rice, salad and cantaloupe and watermelon.

When we were going to the car from the gym there were two men looking at the eclipse. They shared their glasses and we got to see it as the moon was moving away from the sun. That was neat to see.

Saturday we took our neighbor widower up to see Barbara and Tom house and the property they manage.

We ate a picnic lunch in the club house. While there a fisherman came in to put his gear away. He told us he and his family just got home from an Adventure Cruise to Alaska. They hiked, kyaked and snorkeled in wet suits. Sounded very interesting.

We did a good weight workout. I walked only 15 minutes. The numbness in my leg bothered me then my hip starts hurting. If a nerve was nicked during the knee surgery it will take close to a year to heal. I don't see my surgeon for another month.

Temperature is supposed to be 90^ tomorrow. However, I have read that September is to be cool.

It is frustrating when you break your point streak. I lost after 376 days two weeks ago.

Must finish in the kitchen. Then I will finish a painting. I want to enter it in the York Interstate Fair. That starts September 8. After not going last year because of my bad knee I am looking forward to going maybe two times this year. *** Bonnie, you and your DH like fairs; you should try to come up. It would be about an hour and a half drive. Check the website www.Yorkfair.org .

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Well, the eclipse is over! We failed to get excited until today and of course, no one had glasses. But I did a primitive one of putting a tiny hole in a white piece of paper and holding it where the sun fell on another white piece of paper on the ground. I could see the moon eating away at the sun, but just as we got close to total eclipse, the clouds rolled in. But it got so dark!! My solar yard lights came on. Here is a photo as we got close.


Yvonne- if it was just me, I think I would go on a train trip from here to somewhere. I wouldnít even mind sleeping in a chair.

Cecile- I did not realize you have diabetes. That is not a good disease to have. Have you had it long like Mary Tyler Moore where it showed up in her 20ís?

Bonnie- my oldest sister and two of my cousins have done intensive research on our family tree on my dadís side of the family. One cousin actually joined The Daughters of the Revolution with her research and offered to help any of us join if we wanted to do so. Two of my sisters have taken the ancestry.com DNA test and it is interesting how their percentages vary. One has more German/French/Belgium while the other has more English. We wonder considering how their personalities are different (one is much more creative), if that is related.

Shirley- I had a similar car driving experience at 5AM going into New Mexico on I40 when I has in my early 30ís. I woke up when my car hit those warning bumps before I drifting into the other side of the interstate. That was the last time I tried to drive if I was sleepy. *I am the one who just focuses on getting to my destination when we take trips, but I am learning from my sister to enjoy the journey, take the side trips. I have all the time in the world so why try to get somewhere at a certain time.

Slimmer- you are inspiring me to start thinking about what I am eating more. I had only Ĺ serving of oatmeal this morning (1/4 c. dry) and added a few walnuts, frozen blackberries, a tablespoon of dried cranberries with a little milk. It was yummy!

Miller- Give Katy a belated birthday wish! I am so bad about reading fast that I must have missed that. Iím glad you had a good experience at the Olive Garden.

Cherie- I get so upset about the cost of medication in this country compared to Canada and Europe that I just wonít get started on thatÖ..

Ellen

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Hi!

Miss you all, when hunny is home, I don't like to stay online.
Didn't see eclipes too well here in Cinci.

Fustrated, my psych gave me a new med, 25$ for 2 of them. !22 for 10. I got the first 10 for free. The second ten, wanted 50$ a month for 30, but I need 15mg first then 20mgs. Honny has to make all my phone calls, Its nerve racking for him. We called Patient assistance program and thats expensixe. Psych is on vacation, I've been texting her.

Will be checking here tomorrow.

Have a good monday evening!

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Hello to all.

BONNIE, itís neat that you and a cousin are working on genealogy on the same line at the same time. I really like that little article you shared with us - very wise words!

IRENE, I hope your migraine soon goes away completely.

ALLIE, your visit with your friend sounds so nice. I love to sit on a porch and talk, though itís been awhile since Iíve done so. My parents house, after they moved back to the country, had a large porch on two sides of the house and me and my extended family often sat there and shelled peas or stringed snaps (green beans) while enjoying conversation with one another. *I'm glad you got to see the eclipse. That was nice of you to share with your neighbors.

SHIRLEY, Katie said to thank you for the birthday wishes and hug; and many thanks from me, too. *I read your post on Weight Loss Talk and Iím glad the trip to the hospital went well, though it sounds like an extremely tiring day. I hope your husbandís check-up in 2 months goes well for him. *I sometimes have what my ophthalmologist said are ďpainless migraines.Ē I have zigzags of bright light that interfere with my vision, but hardly ever have any pain.

YVONNE, taking the train to California sounds very interesting. My family traveled by train when I was a child, but we didnít have a sleeper car.

CECILE, I hope you get some good help on Tuesday for the ulcer. *Itís nice that Val enjoyed her evening.

PEGGY, my SIL used to have migraines like the ones you describe. She would have to stay in her darkened bedroom for days on end. They were quite debilitating and she had three little children at the time, so it was especially hard.

SLIMMER, Eat to Live sounds like a really healthy way of eating. I looked it up online and read about it. Iíll bet that's why youíre feeling so well! I know we (my family and I) need to change the way we eat, but I don't seem to have the wherewithal to do it.


We had a good day yesterday for Katie's birthday. We went to Olive Garden in the middle of the afternoon and didn't have to wait at all. The food and service were both really good. Then we came home for presents and cake. Thanks for the good wishes for her.

Today, we've been watching the eclipse. Even though it wasn't total, it came very close to being so. It was fascinating to watch. We just passed the point where it was darkest and now it's getting lighter again. Katie and I shared the one pair of glasses we had and just went out periodically to look. I surely do appreciate Randy's manager providing those glasses for us.

I hope everyone has a good day and a good week. emoticon

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Good afternoon team:

I did it , I saw the eclipse. I started at the library around noon. They told me I had to go to a park which was about 15 miles away. There were a bunch of cars driving around in circles because our GPs couldn't find the park.

I finally stopped at another library and they gave me a map to find the park. I got to the park at 1:30PM and they were almost out of the glasses. I hurried home and then stepped outside and there was the eclipse. I went around the neighborhood and shared the glasses with whoever didn't have any.

I hope everyone is having a good day.

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Hola... verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry sunny and hot out!

Went to the library and got the book Change Your Brain and Change Your Life.. can't wait to read it!

Peggy..... so sorry to hear you are/were feeling sooooooooo bad.. and uck on losing your streak... I lost my 200 plus one when I went on vacation.. now I am back like 63 days now... and what is best those are ALL days I am eating good now!

Cecile.. glad Val will be done with her teeth.. and Yes,... at her age she should not be losing any ..any time soon!

I have to tell you all I am Feeling Sooooooo Good... I don't know if it is the change in how I am eating.. but something ..IS.. happening... my shorts it seems everyday are getting loser.. I feel like I am thinner and standing and sitting taller...

I am really working on eating those 5 fruit servings... had cherries, peach, black berries.. have not tried the very expensive apricots yet...

Last night I cut up a whole zucchini .. microwaved it 7 minutes and sprinkles a bit of cinnonomin and some taco spice... and ate the WHOLE bowl.. it was like eating a dessert! I weighed it and it was only 8 oz.. supposed to have 16 oz cooked veggies... Had a big salad for lunch supposed to have 1 lb of raw veggies was to add some type of beans and I bought 5 different kinds... that replaces meat.

I just finished up any cooked chicken I had.. I had 2 eggs for breakfast cheated and had a sprits of olive oil.. they say very over weight people need to use NO.. oil all is bad... so today I already had like 5 ozs of meat.. and they want 10 oz a week if being good!

I also ate some walnuts.. they say eat those for Omega 3s and I also bought sesame seeds on cashews.. Whoops they are too many carbs and calories even for a little and WAY too good.. so need to buy seed separate.. supposed to have 1 oz of Nuts a day

I also was VERY FULL last night.. no cravings for even diet soda..
Scales moved down a tad .. sugar is hold at like 180 and for all that fruit I am amazed it is that low!.. you know I didn't eat much fruit...

This is not a bad way to try and eat at all.. not a diet but good for everyone... book Eat To Live.. I am going to try and buy a used one

bought a new bra.. a 40D.. should have gotten a DDD... and to think I used to be 56 inches in the bust!... When at 140 I was a 32B... so still got lots of fat on me!

I am actually believing I can lose more weight!!!
Also found Vitamin D is very important... so getting out in the Sun a little bit each day is the best to get it naturally.. and the Silk is good for some too!

Shirley.. I need to do laundry too!
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Happy Monday

I lost my 90 day streak.

In the 80's, I had migraines that lasted 3 days and I had to stay in the dark. As fast as the first one came, I don't even know when I quit getting them.

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Good morning everyone!

Another beautiful day...so far.

Val is at the dentist this morning. She has another appointment tomorrow afternoon and then she is done. She is so happy to have all that work done. She said it guarantees she won't loose her teeth anytime soon! I'm with her on that!

Wishing everyone a good and happy Monday!

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Good Morning Everyone -

Laundry day today!

Cecile - I'm glad to hear that Val and her stepmom-to-be and her family are getting along so well. Smart girl not to drive when too tired to do so. I fell asleep at the wheel once when I guess I was about Val's age. It was late one night, so no traffic on the road I was traveling. When I came to I was heading for a ditch. The whole incident happened in a matter of minutes or seconds. To say it scared me - more about what could have happened if there had been other cars on that road - would be an understatement. Let me tell you... that was the one and only time that ever happened to me, and by the grace of God nothing bad happened. * I don't have a lot of childhood memories. It seems like the ones when I was about 10 seem to be the most vivid. Yours about dinnertime sounded quite nice. * You are smart to get that ulcer looked at. It could be nothing, but again it may not either. Let us know what the doctor says.

Yvonne - I think I would have enjoyed our travels more, if one my husband would have allowed me to drive part of the way, and that we would have made sightseeing part of the travel. He just wanted to get to our destination and after our visit or whatever home again. Yes, he has enjoyed sightseeing, but only when we get to where we were going. Train travel is an experience if you've never done so. * As said, I've never had pain with my silent migraines either. And for the record I picked up that term from friends, I've never talked to an optometrist about them. * Thanks for letting me know where the town of Lamar is located.

Wishing for everyone a good day and a good week ahead.

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Good evening team sisters!

Shirley - Now that you have described silent migraines, I know that I have them. I was told they are ocular migraines. I too have zig zags but mine are black. Thank you for the explanation! I find that if I take Tylenol they go away faster. Of course not being at work anymore I can do as you say, close my eyes for a bit.

Val told me that she enjoyed her evening. Her future step-mom went to the Dollar Store and bought rain ponchos. Of course it rained. Val said it wasn't hard and it didn't last long. That's all she said about it.

Tonight for supper I had cooked some beef cubes and when they were done, I threw in the rest of the yellow beans that Val bought on Wednesday. Val liked it very much. I told her it was a meal that her great-grandma would make for us.

Last Thursday, I was trying to think of a way to use the beans before they went bad. Mom came to mind along the the meal. I asked Val to bring up the meat and proceeded to thank mom for the idea. It was comforting to eat that and think of the family around the table enjoying this meal. We only had it during the Summer as the beans were too expensive during the Winter. Mom always had a garden in the back yard and grew them. I mean how much fresher can you get. She would go and get them during the afternoon and we'd have them for supper. What memories!

I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I have developed ulcer on my right leg. I don't know how I did that. I hope she can give me something to put on them. That has been my most dreaded thing about my diabetes. I guess I must have done something bad without realizing it. I have been putting dressings on the sores because they weep.

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God bless and keep us safe! May His angels watch over us and protect us!
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ELLEN, you reminded of another fun thing about our trip... there were several places along the trail where you could see the tracks. Some of them had been worn so deep that they have now become gullies because the water runs down through them. So you have to take people's word that they started with the wagon trail.

We visited Truman's house in Independence, too, where he and Bess lived after the presidency. . Still a very modest home. I especially liked the worn linoleum... it just looked like a comfortable, homey home.

SHIRLEY, Ryan and I visited Truman's childhood home on the way up to Kansas City ... it was so interesting to see both his "beginning" home and his last one. I totally agree with traveling while you can... if you like travel. Jay and I are fortunate that BOTH of us like to travel... it's not one dragging the other... (smile).

We are now talking about taking the train to California. The main part of the trip is in a sleeper car... a unique experience! I have a feeling Jay isn't enthusiastic about it... he likes to go his own way, with side trips. But I'm thinking it'll be far less stressful on both of us.... and the idea of remaining mobile while we're sleeping is appealing.

SHIRLEY, I've had the "lightening tracks" in my eyes... no pain, though. I didn't realize that can be a migraine also.

I tried to leave a website here for his birthplace, but it didn't translate well into SP. You can find it by "googling" "Harry Truman's Birthplace."

Lamar (Legendary Beginnings) has a lot of civic pride, and is 250 miles from here, almost directly south of Kansas City.

ALLIE, sitting on the porch with a friend sounds heavenly. My sister's new house has a front porch AND a back porch... I'm so looking forward to sitting with her there.

BONNIE, I laughed out loud at your story of the birthday belly dancer. That is bizarre. Maybe that's the only "talent" they could find! emoticon

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Cecile - Silent migraines don't give pain or cause you to throw up as do the real ones, but they distort vision. I can still watch the TV while having one or drive should one hit while doing either, but I can't see well enough to read. My vision is impaired by zigzags of differing colors. Some have referred to them as ocular something or other. I don't have them often, but when I do they can be annoying. They don't last long, and I've found that if I'm somewhere where I can close my eyes for a few minutes they will pass quicker.

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Good morning everyone!

Val slept at her dad's last night. She called saying she was too tired to drive. Today she is working 11 to 5. I still have to wait to find out about last night!

Irene - You have my sympathies regarding your migraine. I have them once in a while and they are no fun! I do have them in my eyes. They are not as painful, just bothersome. You see black zig zag until the meds kick in.

Shirley - What is a "silent migraine"?

Nothing major planned for today.

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Happy Sunday Everyone -

Irene - Migraines are nasty things. I have a face-to-face friend who used to get them. I get what is called "silent migraines" from time to time, but they are no way as bad as the real thing. I hope you are feeling better today.

Cecile - I too hope Val had a nice time on her outing. * I'm glad your new frying pan works well for you.

Bonnie - your story about your neighbor's experience at the 90th birthday party was indeed strange. I grew up Southern Baptist - smoking, drinking and dancing was/is considered a sin. I went for a year to a Baptist girls college. There was a military school in the same town and someone wanted to have a party with dancing and invite the boys. They were told it was okay as long as the girls danced with each other and not the boys. It is weird how some interpret the teachings in the Bible. * I like your quote and truly believe in what it says and try to live my life that way.

Miller - Happy Birthday to Katie, and give her a hug from me. Our Olive Gardens are quite nice with good food and service. I hope she and you and Randy too enjoy your meal and Katie has a great birthday. * I can't blame Randy for disliking that long commute to work. I would too. But... unlike some people I've never enjoyed driving. I'm a good driver, but it is just something I'd rather not do, but where we choose to live I have no other choice, and to be honest I'd really miss the independence driving affords me. I'm pleased to hear he got a raise. * Thank you so much for your concern for my husband and me. If interested I wrote about my day on "Weight Loss Talk, Etc."

Veronica - I'm glad you had a nice time on you visit to the beach. * You and your husband have gotten some serious exercise lately. Good for you. That last hike sounds awesome, and something that at one time I would have loved to have done. Have a safe journey to Madras.

Ellen - Thanks a million for your concern for me and my husband. As said on "Weight Loss Talk, etc." all went well including the drive. It was a rough day however. * I have a set of iron skillets and won't make corn bread in anything else. However, I have a smooth top electric stove and where I could use them, I'm afraid of them damaging the top so I don't.

Yvonne - I thought Truman was born in Independence, Missouri, so I looked it up. He was born in Lamar, Missouri (wherever that is - this is the first time I've heard of it) in 1884 - died 1952. Independence is another Missouri town I would have liked to have visited and done the touristy things. You and Jay are wise to travel as much as you can while you are still able.

Make today a healthy and happy one everyone -

Shirley

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Good morning team:

It looks like it is going to be a beautiful day. The sun is shining and it is quiet for now. I think it is going to be a little cooler today.

I went out to the country yesterday and spent a few hours with my friend. We sat out on her porch and just talked. We did go to a new thrift store I found nearby. I told her I was discovering things in her neighborhood and I didn't even live there.

My grandsons and the dog are off to on vacation. I am enjoying the break but I am kind of lost without them.

I am going to check out campgrounds nearby.

I hope everyone has a good day.

Irene: I am sorry to hear about your migraine. I used to have them for years and I know they are very painful.

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Hello I am just popping in to say I am still here but I had a migraine on Friday and still in recovery .one side if my face and eye is still affected. , I am lying low for now .irene

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Good evening team sisters!

Nothing much to talk about. Val isn't back from her outing and I am anxious to find out if she enjoyed herself.

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Good Early Evening, Team,
It was a hot, humid day today. I took a 30 minute walk and was covered in sweat. On the way home I passed our neighbor who was doing yard work and we had a nice talk. He and his sister had gone to a 90th birthday party this AM for a family friend. It was in a church hall and they had been alerted that there was no alcohol. That was fine with Mark but he was a little unnerved when a curtain on the stage opened and there was a ďbelly dancerĒ! He said she danced for over 15 minutes.

I have been getting emails lately from a cousin I have never met. We are both researching the same family--though not exactly the same ancestors. It is nice working with someone who is also working on the same line.

@Grace - When DH was 49 he had blockages and had to go to the hospital. He didnít have a stent put in and had an area that the doctors thought would make its own bypass. He is 70 now and hasnít had any more trouble. It scared him enough that he significantly changed his diet for the better.

I checked on-line with Birds and Blooms magazine and it is still in business.

DH has been gone all day with a friend. I need to get back to some of the projects Iím trying to finish up without him being here--like cleaning the bathroom and changing the bed.

I hope everyone is having a great week-end.
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emoticon Just stopping by to say hi to everyone and to answer Allie's question.

ALLIE, no, here in North Carolina, we won't see a total eclipse. Even so, I hope it will still be remarkable. My daughter, Katie, is looking forward to it.

I may have mentioned before that we called everywhere and everyone was sold out of glasses for viewing the eclipse. They didn't have any online either, but my husband's boss saved the day! He ordered a large amount of glasses so everyone in his department could have a pair and he surprised everyone with them on Friday. My husband brought home his pair for Katie and I to share and he and a co-worker will share a pair on Monday.

Tomorrow is Katie's 26th birthday and we're going out to eat. She said she wants to go to Olive Garden. I've never been there on Sunday - I hope it isn't too crowded.

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

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Hello Everyone!

DH and I just got back from our trip to the beach. We left early Wednesday and drove to Charleston Bay. We spent most of the day on the beach at Sunset Cove. It was warm and sunny and sheltered from the wind. I went to the gym before we left and managed to get some walking done, but mostly just relaxed in the sunshine with a book.

Thursday we needed some stuff from the Walmart in Coos Bay, and while we were there DH discovered a park where they have some really lovely hiking trails around the lakes. We decided to tackle the longest trail. It took us 45 minutes of up STEEP hills (the kind that leave your lungs heaving, your heart pounding and your leg muscles quivering) and down steep hills, but it was a truly awesome walk through wooded acres. I notices that a lot of the trees were rhododendrons, so I'm really excited about going back in the spring when they're in bloom.

We returned to Charleston and went to Shore Acres, one of Oregon's state parks. They have a beautiful botanical garden. We ate our picnic lunch and wandered around looking at the flowers, then went back to Sunset Cove to watch the sun set.

Friday we went back to the park in Coos Bay for another 45 minute hike, then went to Bandon, where we planned to walk some more. It was so windy, though, that we just made a quick visit to the farmer's market and moved on the Coquille, where they have a nice river walk. We went back to Coos Bay, where I tackled the 45 minute hike again, but DH's hip was hurting too much for him to walk with me. Afterwards we went back to Sunset Cove for our picnic dinner. It got really foggy on the coast, and quite chilly, so we went back to Coos Bay to spend the night.

This morning we just rolled out of bed, ate a quick breakfast at McDonald's, and drove home. I was going to go around the trail one last time, but decided against it. We were back home by around 11 a.m. I had to tend to my poor garden before it died of thirst. Most of the garden is on a drip system, but we still have to water the plants in the pots.

So, now I'm doing laundry and getting ready for our next trip. We are going further north to Madras, OR to see if we can catch the eclipse. Just leaving tomorrow and coming back the next day, but it should be fun. We always seem to find something interesting to do.

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Hola.. hot out and very sunny...

Went to the pool and kept moving for over 1.5 hours... Then talked to a lady next to me.. she was 44 yrs old had just gotten married to man with little girl and moved away from Agusta.. met him online..!! Very nice... over weight... told her about Tops and lots of other things.. she might come to Tops meeting.. has not gotten full time job as teacher yet. That was a nice chat... Also saw the locksmith Man I met some weeks ago was there as I was leaving.

I am still about almost 2 lbs UP.. went down a tad and so did my sugar drop!!! From eating all my salad meals.. a lot of food.. and I had 3 fruits too!!!!!!!!

That 1 lb raw and 1lb cooked veggies a day also needs 5 fruit servings and only 10 oz. a Week! of meat... so far I am amazed I can eat the fruit and keep the sugar down! I can do the veggies no problem... aughhhh I have too much meat ((but it is good))..!!

Been reading The Satanic Verses... strange book.. but a best seller on LOTS of lists he also wrote Midnights Children.. both over 500 pgs.. moving slow.

I think we have like 100 percent of solar eclipse here... so people will be driving here.. They expect no. GA to be a parking Lot!... Plus this weekend is Move In Day for the College.. the roads are just packed with students

I do not have glasses and only plan to look when it is totally covered 2.5 minutes they say is ok only then.

...I sure hope these glasses everyone is using ..were NOT Made in China.. hmmm just because they SAY they are the good ones to use.. hmmm how do we know they really are good... I can see headlines.. millions go blind.. (all Trumps fault emoticon )

I don't know why this does not excite me to see this.. living here is always just like living in a light box... I actually have only seen the sun set a few times saw it out my kitchen window... otherwise I didn't have a clue until a couple of days ago when I tried to look for it... Like Where It the Sun??? It is straight up.. over my house...

Time to go eat Veggies... Again!

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ELLEN, I'm glad you're getting a little break from the dental work you've been having. I'll bet you'll be so happy when it's finally all done.
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A great Saturday to everyone! I am working on an August ďTo DoĒ including dusting all upstairs, sending photos of the past several years to Walgreens for prints, and adding a block about my Great Aunt Rubyís quilt that was done when she was nine years old (I want to mail it to second cousin who has a granddaughter that is very interested in the familyís history). I am tired of being the keeper and have no descendants myself. I also need to vacuum out my car and the van (my DHís pickup is another story). But I am dealing big time with my feet and legs going to sleep today despite doing 40 minutes of physical therapy.

Yvonne- Thank you for your ideas! I visited the Truman Museum years and years ago. It was most interesting, but never his home! I also never have gone to the museum about the trails. We also have the WWI museum which I understand is great. For some reason my DH does not want to visit it. I think it would be so interesting. We have talked about following the Santa Fe Trail as much as we can across Kansas and Oklahoma from here to Lubbock, TS. The Santa Fe and Oregon trails split about twenty miles from our house and there is a field where you can still see the wagon ruts since it has never been plowed. I think I will bring that up again since we are talking about going to Lubbock in October.

Slimmer- what a great photo of all your food! It looks so healthy and it is inspiring. I wish our farmerís market was inside. I canít handle heat, but we never get up early enough to go in the early morning. We are having very humid, hot weather again so I am skipping my gardening. I love blackberries and strawberries! I am so glad my oral surgeon gave me the ok to start eating them again!

Allie- I am done with the dental work for six months and then I will get the actual implant, then six months later, I get the porcelain tooth! Meanwhile, I have an empty hole in my mouth. Thank goodness, it is not noticeable. *I love front porches also! We have a swing on our front porch and I love to sit in it and just watch nature around me. It is shady in the morning. *The total eclipse will pass about 90 miles north of us. I am not driving up there but plan to be sitting in my front swing around 12:45 am CST. I think we should get enough to enjoy.

Cecile- my favorite cooking pan is a cast iron skillet. They donít stick, give you a little iron, and last forever. They also give your arms a nice workout because they are heavy. I make my pineapple upset down cakes in them. We have two large ones and one small one.

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Getting ready to go to the Extension gardens, but wanted to answer Ellen's request. I have observed that a lack of new adventures results in the repeated stories that causes those of us in our older years to get a little boring.

One for you and your husband might be the Oregon Trail. You have an Oregon Trail museum in Kansas City (maybe in Independence?) that is just excellent, and you could take a day trip following the Oregon Trail. My youngest son, then around 12, and I did that to end up in Washington state, where Jay was working. It was a Volksmarching Challenge to walk in every state and pick up Oregon Trail badges along the way. I think my first walk after Kansas City was on the college campus in Laurence, Kansas. Have you been to the Truman library in Independence? I found it very interesting. I think the house Truman was born in is here in Missouri, too. We visited it, and was intrigued by how small it was, with extremely small stairs ascending to the second floor.

My husband and I have talked several times about taking an adventure once a month, but we haven't really followed through very well, though the trip to Jefferson City qualified.

Thanks for your question. It motivated me to do more, too.

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Good morning everyone!

I got up this morning thinking it was Sunday. I have gained a day in my week!

It's not raining at the moment and I hope it stays that way for the day especially this evening.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Saturday!

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Good evening team sisters!

It rained again this afternoon therefore no porch time. I was disappointed. If I had known, I would have gone outside this morning.

I made muffins today with All Bran cereal. Val does not like this cereal but I love it. I have eaten two but froze the other ten. I shall have one every once in a while to make them last.

Today I used my new frying pan. I found out that things cook much faster in it. I made a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and burned one side. I had to throw out the slice of bread because it was burned beyond repair. I added more cheese and another slice of bread and stayed close to the stove. I love my frying pan. It's just that we are getting acquainted at the moment.

Ellen - I don't know if Val ever had that training. I can't ask her because she's in bed. She worked until 9 tonight and is back on the job at 9 in the morning.

I shall be alone for supper tomorrow night. Another chance to use my skillet. Val was invited by her dad and his fiancťe to attend the fireworks at the Casino. Since Claire works there she got tickets to sit in the lodge. That is to thank Val for looking after the dogs while dad and girlfriend were away and she had been working a lot for the wedding in September. I thought that was so nice and thoughtful!

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Good evening team:

Ellen: It sounds like you are really improving. I bet you are glad to be done with all the dental work.

Miller: Will you be able to see the eclipse better then some others in other parts of the country. I have a friend in Rockville, MD. that is renting a RV to take to Ohio so her and her boyfriend can observe the eclipse. I have been running around trying to find some solar eclipse glasses but I am not having too much luck. I guess I waited too long.

Cecile: I love porches. I am glad you were able to relax a little bit.

I spent all day with my grandsons and PB. The boys are leaving for a weeks vacation with their Mom starting tomorrow. They are taking PB along and they are going to the beach. I will miss them but it will give me some rest.

It is storming here pretty bad right now. We are on a thunderstorm alert until 8PM this evening. My area has had quite a few lightning strikes.

I hope everyone has a good evening and a good weekend. I am going to get back into my exercising starting tomorrow.

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Hola... hot but so nice out today

I went to Rite Aid for Diet Coke.. not drinking so much of that anymore, but I will only pay $1.00 for a 32 oz.. and finally after like 3 or 4 months it is.. so getting 40 they will call when the truck comes in... they sell it normally for $2.19.. no way!

Then I went out of town to The Tomato House... it used to be a road side stand but they bought a souvineer bldg. and now it is all veggi, deli and jars of canning.

I bought green beens.. going to try and cook them.. Yikes for 3-4 hours!!!!!!! also got a bag of already shelled peas will put in same 4 hr pot..! Then squash, sweet potatoes, egg plant, peaches, plumbs 2 types of tomatoes shredded carrots.. and huge bag of romain leaves and Blackberries I believe don't think I ever had them big seeds!


also got ground sirloin.. Then went up the road 8 miles to Ingles.. and got 2 Southwest Salads and a tub of Chicken Salad.. the one I had yesterday was wonderful.. 1 salad makes 2 huge meals and I added almost 3 oz of chicken salad... Very Filling!!!!! I also bought from Ingles a huge tray of chicken legs and thighs all small but cooked and only $3.99 or $2.99 cheap.

Actually I once again just have too much food in the house to eat ..calorie wise it is ok but ohhhhh it is a lot of food. Before I was clogged up.. something now is going straight through me??? That works! Have not had any Silk in over a week.

After reading... Eat To Live by Dr Fuhrman.. he said nobody would ever get a stroke or heart attack.. IF.. they eat Only 10 oz of meat includes eggs total a week no more.. then everyday 1 lb of Raw Veggies and 1lb of Cook Veggies

Sounds good.. but I eat too much meat in ozs.. but I really do eat a lot of oz in veggies...

Also painted my bear.. and after this post will put together the birdbath I rubberized..! Getting there... Went to work on doors leaking but you think I could find the careful place I put the materials away???????

Hope to go swimming tomorrow!
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Happy Friday to all! Yesterday I had to return to the oral surgeon to get my stitches out. I donít have to see them for 2 Ĺ months! Yea! The nurse said that patients tell her that the bone graft is the worst part of a tooth implant. Besides the cost, these are painful! Then my DH and I ran errands all afternoon, including going to a farm store to buy more brush killer.
This morning was physical therapy and she added more exercises and made some harder. But this is so good for me! I am learning so much about keeping my core strong and I think learning this will help in aging.

Grace- thank you for an update on your son. Our children are not to have such problems until we are long gone! I think being a Mother can break your heart when our children are ill.

Shirley- thinking of you today as you make that long drive to the hospital. I hope all goes well. *Thanks for helping me understand better your work situation.

Allie- I imagine you attending Alanon meetings has made you so aware of how people can manipulate their love ones. We love them so we end up hurting them at some point.

Cecile- I have had dreams that were so real that it affected me the next day how I felt about people. My dreams are also in color which my DH finds strange. *Thank you for telling us about how small Jess is. I was really concerned about that. Has Val ever had training on the proper way to manage a handicap person like nursing staff receive?

Miller- I am ďtryingĒ to do more hard back reading and more housework and less playing with my iPad and iPhone. I am thinking constantly clicking on news and Facebook and other social media sites is causing me to have less concentration. And you are right; it is such a rude awakening when the internet goes down. *The hospital ďgaveĒ me the walker (I am sure they charged insurance) but my sisters who had knee replacements rented all their items they needed. That makes so much more sense to me than having these take up space.

Joanne- be careful about all these groups after retirement! I find I want to do EVERYTHING!!!! Congrats in continuing to drop pounds and finding new clothes that now fit!

Marlene- I loved the town of Gettsburg when I was there for a week in the mid-1990ís. We stayed in a 300 year old inn right downtown and walked to restaurants at night. I loved doing that.

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Hello to all.

SLIMMER, I hope you can figure out the smells. If you use a ladder, please be extra careful and make sure you have your cell phone with you in your pocket or something. My next-door neighbor's daughter was clearing out her Dad's garage and a huge bookcase fell on her. She was pinned and her leg was hurt and she was alone on that side of the house. Thankfully, her grandson eventually heard her screaming. I eventually heard her screams, too, but didn't get there as fast. It just made me realize how dangerous it is to do things alone sometimes.

VERONICA, I love the beach - hope y'all have fun there!! *We tried to buy some glasses to watch the eclipse, but we were too late and everyone (even online) had sold out. Hope you have good weather for eclipse chasing!

CECILE, I'm glad you and Val got to see Jess.

SHIRLEY, yes, Randy has tried an agency in his job search. He has even applied for contract positions. He'll probably just end up staying at his current job for two more years. By then, he'll be 67, and I will be eligible for Medicare, and he will have worked one year past his full retirement age. That's probably the best time for him to retire. He did get some good news today in the form of a 2% raise in his salary. That makes the long drive and his discontent there a little easier to take. (smile) *I hope all goes well with your husband's appointment and with your drive there and back.

GRACE, it's great to hear the doctors were able to remove the 90% blockage and I hope your son gets good results when he goes to Boston. I will continue to remember him in my prayers. Randy has several stents, but there was one 100% blockage they couldn't do anything about at the hospital here. In spite of that, he has done well with medications for many years now.

ELLEN, I think you're wise to keep that walker in case you or your husband should need it in the future. I often wish I had kept my mother's.

ALLIE, you're so kind to buy bikes for your grandsons. I'm sure they're thrilled!!

MARLENE, it's good to hear that Walt feels up to doing the mowing. *Your cream of crab soup and peach dumplings sound scrumptious!

JOANNE, it's wonderful that you're meeting new friends at the senior center. I haven't looked into the one we have here.


I did a little shopping, some cleaning, and a bit of cooking today. A technician from our internet/cable/phone provider came this morning because our modem was giving us some trouble. He said he improved a few things, so hopefully things will run more smoothly now. We're so used to having internet that it's a real shock when it goes down.

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Good evening team sisters!

Val made supper tonight. It was drumsticks with yellow beans and frozen french fries that she heated up in the oven. It was quite delicious. I still have 3 drumsticks left. I shall be eating that with my supper tomorrow night. Val is working evenings.

I did say my rosary on the porch. It was quite a bit later than I had intended. I sat on the couch to relax a bit. I fell asleep for two hours. I had a dream and it was so real. I dreamed that someone knocked on the front door. Val got up to answer and I told her to see who it was before she opened the door. She look in the window but by this time the person was gone. After I woke up, I asked who was at the door. She looked at me funny and said there was no one. I felt weird.

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Good evening team:

Shirley: No. I didn't find a bike. It meant more to me to buy my grandsons new bikes. I can always put a bike on my wish list for Christmas or my birthday. You never know.

I didn't have the boys today and I thought I would sleep in. I woke up bright and early anyway. I went and got PB and we spent a few hours together while I went over my bills and paperwork. I went to the pool and did an hour of laps. It was almost too hot to go to the pool.

PB and I are relaxing now.

I was talking to my sister last night and overheard her son in the back ground. This is the one that robbed her and is on drugs. He was supposed to be gone for 6 months getting his life straightened out. I guess it was another one her stories again. I told her I am concerned about her safety. I told her I was going to have my say then I wasn't going to bring it up again. I told her it is on her if she lets someone in her house like that, then she will suffer the consequences. I don't care if it is her son or not. She is just enabling him and endangering herself. Well, I am done venting.

I am going to an Alanon meeting this evening and that will help me feel better.

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Good afternoon everyone!

I just realized that I forgot to come here this morning and wish everyone a good, happy and healthy Thursday!

Shirley - When Jess comes for a sleep over, Val transfers Jess from her chair to the mattress and vice versa in the morning. No, Jess is rather small as she doesn't even measure 5 feet. I think she said it was 4.9. When she was born, she was just a hair from 5 lbs. and she has remained small.

Now I am making some lunch for myself. Val is in her room resting. I will be able to say my rosary on the porch again today. Yipeeee!

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Good Morning Everyone -

Joanne - it is so good to see your post. It's been awhile since we've heard from you. * Congratulations on fitting into more clothes in your closet. That is definitely progress. * I'm glad to hear you have a good Senior Center where you live. We have one, but the couple or so times I visited there I wasn't impressed.

Grace - thank you for the update on your son. I have added him to my prayer list. I'm so sorry to hear this. I didn't see your post until I was ready to shut down yesterday afternoon. Please let us know how he's doing.

Cecile - 90 lbs isn't much weight at all for a full grown person. Jess must be very small. You have said that Jess sleeps on an air mattress at your house, and I'm assuming it is on the floor. How in the world does she manage to get from the floor to her chair or in and out of a car without help/someone lifting her? * We had storms here yesterday afternoon. Very loud ones. One clap of thunder really scared our little dog, Murphy, and that has never happened before. This morning the sun is out and it is a cool 69 degrees. Yesterday was hot and very muggy.

Marlene - if I don't post first thing every morning it is a sure bet I won't get back here. * I find it amazing that Walt can still mow your lawn and do the things he does. What a blessing. * Your soup sounded yummy. * What you are calling villages in York and Gettysburg, I'm wondering if they aren't the same as I call Senior Communities. Whichever, I agree and think you would be wise to check them out so you know what your options are. Taking Barbara with you is also a good idea. It never hurts to have a second opinion, especially if it is from someone your value their opinion.

Allie - you are so good to your grandsons. I know you've wanted a bike for yourself; I gather you didn't find one.

Ellen - like you, since Spark Points mean so little to me, it is mind boggling why I enjoy spinning the log-in wheel and those little flags. I do find it fun working on that "log-in streak" however. But, if those points from the flags is what adds to our team points that we use to give team Goodies, then those I'm most happy to get. I've never understood where those come from. * Knee replacement - you and your sister did well after yours and so did my brother, and where I have heard of many like the 3 of you, I've also heard negative stories as well, and people who continued to use canes or walkers. You are an exercise enthusiast and that has served you well. I've heard more than once that success of knee replacement is being diligent about doing the exercises after. * Thank you for your empathy for our adventure tomorrow. We plan to leave an hour or a little better before he's to be there. This hospital and medical center is very large and we don't have a clue where we are going on what walking will be involved. The complex has signs, but you know how useful signs are sometimes. * You misunderstood my post. It wasn't the company where I had such a bad experience while doing per diem work, but the company where I was next assigned that kept calling the agency requesting me.

Have a great day everyone. Since I didn't go to the grocery yesterday I MUST go today.

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Hi team, I have been slipping a little lately, only tracking my weight, cheating on what I eat a bit, but still losing weight and finding more clothes in my closet that fit, so I am doing ok.

Grace, I pray that they can open that other blockage for your son and that he will do everything he needs to to get well. It can be so scary, we went through the stents with my dad when he was in his late 70s, and he had good recoveries from the procedures.

I have been busy developing more of a social life with the offerings at my local senior center, which I was able to join after my 60th birthday at the end of June. I have met some lovely new friends there. I was never able to join groups while I was working because I had to travel so much for my job, so this is long overdue.

I hope everyone is enjoying these last weeks of summer. We are getting nice weather here, and it would be fine with me if it doesn't get into the 90s much anymore this year.

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Grace: Thanks for the update on your sons progress. You and your family will be in my prayers. Allie


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Good morning team! I'm up before dawn today since we have to drive to the hospital, a little over an hour away, to pick up my son. His wife had to work today so we offered to do it.
Thank you so much for all your prayers. The doctors were able to remove the 90% coronary blockage but he now has to make plans to go to Boston to remove the 100% blockage.
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Good evening team sisters!

Grace - Of course your son will be in my prayers!

Ellen - Val just told me Jess weighs around 90 lbs. It doesn't happen often that Val needs to transfer her sister from her wheelchair. Today was the first time in about a year. Usually their mom drives her as she has an adapted van.

The girls had a very good day. They were both very pleased with their purchases. I'm glad. They went to our favourite restaurant and did enjoy their meal. I received a call from Val saying they were on their way. I went out and took my walker out so I could sit near the car. It was wonderful seeing Jess.

Today was such a beautiful day. Sunny and warm and I could breathe outside. I took my rosary and said it sitting on my front porch. What a treat that was!

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Hello Team Sisters. I've been missing again and for no special reason. I rarely get on the PC during the day and some evenings I get involved in TV, painting, etc. then it is time for bed.
I read your posts daily on my phone.

Grace, I will add your son to my prayers. Technology has the stent procedure relatively simple. However, I realize as with all surgery there are risks. I hope the 100% blockage can be opened soon.

Things here have been relatively quiet. Walt is back to mowing our lawn himself. There were clumps of cut grass from the last time the neighbor mowed so I raked that to make it a better cut for Walt. That was one of my exercise days last week. He mowed again today, but didn't need my help.

I took advantage of the free time and did some things and made peach dumplings for Walt. I hadn't made them in a few years. I even rolled my own dough from scratch. I also made cream of crab soup. I had a pouch of seasonings. All I had to add was water, fat free Half & Half and crab meat. It was pretty good.

Bonnie, loved your photos of the deer. Our SIL put a salt lick on the other side of the creek across from their front porch. A doe comes daily with her twins and sometimes her twins from last year are with them. I saw the babies two weeks ago when we were there. We haven't seen any deer in our yard for a long time.

We have some home repairs that must be done. There are carpenter ants in the ceiling/roof of our sun room where it joins the house. We had an exterminator inspect and spray last week. He will be back next week for another treatment. So far we haven't seen anything. We have an exhaust fan in the roof that has rusted and it should be removed before it gets worse and starts causing leaking when it rains. A man is to come look at it and hopefully take care of it.

I really wish I could talk Walt into selling and going into a smaller house or condo where exterior maintenance it done by management. The Lutheran Church has villages in York and Gettysburg. Have no idea what the cost is for a cottage. Sometime Barbara and I should check out the one in Gettysburg. That would be so close to her.

Must go water my container plants. The cohles (?) must be watered everyday.

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Good evening team:

Grace: Your son will be in my prayers.

My grandsons and I have had a very full day. First thing this morning I gave both of them a nice bath and washed their hair.

We took off for the used bike shop. I found a nice bike for both grandsons. The first bike only cost $15.00 and the second one cost $30.00. They said they had grown out of their bikes so this was the perfect early Christmas present.

Before we went to the bike shop I took the boys to a second hand store. They have pretty much grown out of their t-shirts. I had a credit and when we were done everything only cost about $1.50 each. The youngest gs is wearing his sweat pants. He said he wanted to make sure they were comfortable, now he doesn't want to take them off. He said he will leave them at my house to wear in the winter.

We stopped at my gfs up North so she could see the boys. She couldn't believe how big they got.

The three of us went to a diner and had lunch. We had a wonderful meal and had extra to take home for later.

The boys just went outside looking for bugs. The mosquitoes are out now and my oldest gs got bit a lot. I told them not to go out anymore until I put bug spray on them.

I hope everyone has a good evening.

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A beautiful day here after morning rain! The forecast is for severe storms moving in late this afternoon, but we will see.
My DH used the weed-killer yesterday on the weed patch!! I am so happy! I think it was because I went out and was trying to mow with the push mower yesterday morning after going to physical therapy and had to stop due to the heat. It did not take him anytime at all to apply the weed-killer with the big spray tank. Now we need to buy more brush killer.

I am staying home today and trying to get some housecleaning done. Tomorrow I have a follow-up appointment with my oral surgeon and then physical therapy on Friday. This physical therapy has helped me so much by becoming aware of how I sit and walk.

Cecile- a few months ago, there was an earthquake that was felt by my neighbor across the street, but we didnít feel anything. I thought that was strange. *I hope Jess does a lot of arm strengthening exercises so she can be as strong as possible for her caregivers. Plus life will be more fun! Val lifting her concerns me depending on how heavy she is.

Grace and Shirley- thank you both for finding where the team flags are! I keep wondering why I enjoy the spinning and points since except for giving goodies there is not much you can do with them.

Yvonne- I thought of you yesterday when I finished reading the China Bayles mystery ďWidowís TearsĒ. The story of the families in the 1900 Galveston hurricane has haunted me. It was such a sad story. * I have driven to Jefferson City several times on business but never have visited the capitol building. What I liked about that area are the native pine trees which we do not have here. *I worry about my DH and me because we do not have any ďnewĒ stories. My DH has a bad habit of telling the same stories that he has told 100ís of times. I want NEW adventures for us! Any hints?

Allie- I still use an old sponge mop that my DH bought years ago. Fortunately, he can find the replacement sponges at the grocery store while I cannot find at Walmart.
*When we drive through Oklahoma City to see my mother in Lubbock, we take a toll road that has 3 places where you have to buy $1.15; Except it doesnít take nickels and dimes, so we have learned to thrown in five quarters. BUT it is hard sometimes to see which exit to pay is and what just a regular exit is. We once exited and got back on and when we got home we had a $25 fine sent to us in the mail.

Bonnie- I loved your photos! I really like the magazine Birds and Bloom but I donít subscribe to it anymore. I wonder if nursing homes could use the old ones. My mother use to love that magazine. *I do the housecleaning, financial stuff, weeding of gardens, but my DH buys the groceries and helps with the cooking. He also does the mowing with the riding lawn mower and maintenance of all the yard equipment. We rarely have visitors so like you, I clean what makes me happy.

Slimmer- when we have quite of bit of rain, our wall-in basement smells musty. I sometimes wonder if it is coming from the sump pumps that are down there. We have one in a closet and another one in the garage. *I am so glad you are researching and sharing with us what you are learning about eating healthy. My son has participated in several on-line educational programs his company offers employees and he truly advocates eating as little processed food that you can. My granddaughter took a nutritional class as part of her prerequisites to nursing school and she totally agreed with him. *I understand why you feel the TOPS weekly contest is not good. Our weight can fluctuate from day to day and a week is not a good trend line. A month is better. That is what I like about Slimming Seniors Monthly challenge. But I have good and bad months and I feel bad when I have a good month and place bronze and yet I am back where I was three months ago. I want to see the trend going down, not up and down!

Miller- I would say from mine and my sistersí experiences with knee replacement that the man at the gym was really out of shape if he is still using a walker. I tossed the walker while the rehab people were still coming to my house (first ten days). The cane was limited by the time I started going to physical therapy at the hospital. Whatís funny is they gave me the walker and it is still downstairs in storage for potential any future needs.

Shirley- I am glad you have a rest day. Congratulations on the good dentist report! I know I treasure a good report from the dentist! I donít envy you having to drive that 35 miles during rush hour to take your DH for that test. I use to leave my house at 7 am in the morning to drive to work when I had to go interstates to work. I hated rush hour traffic! *That was a funny story about the negative experience at that company and yet they requested you again.

Veronica- we have been missing your lovely smile! So, I am glad you are back! The beach sounds like a lovely idea. *The total eclipse will be about ten miles north of us, so we are just going to stay here and enjoy seeing about 95% eclipse. I donít want to get in the madhouse of people driving up there for a short minute or so.

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Good afternoon team! I have a prayer request: My 56 year old son is in the Yale Hospital due to needing a 90% blocked coronary artery repaired with a stent. He also has a 100% blockage in another artery which can't be repaired at Yale and he needs to go to either Boston or NY for that one. Would you please keep him in your prayers?

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Good Morning Everyone -

This is a busy week for me, but... I think I'm going to stay home today. I've either got to go grocery shopping today or tomorrow. Friday I have to go with my husband for a test at a hospital 35 miles away, and we are to be there at 8:45. Given it is highway driving in rush hour I'm definitely not looking forward to it. Yesterday was a trip to the dentist. As it turned out for a 3 month cleaning. I had thought it was for a crown, but that is next month. Thankfully he didn't find any new work to be done. With my teeth let me tell you to hear such is a Real Blessing.

Cecile - what Val does for her sister is indeed commendable. You've set a fine example for your granddaughters, and you should be proud of yourself as well as them - especially Val. I know Val gets a bit "two big for her britches" sometimes, but I think that has more to do with her age and thinking she knows more than she does, but she sounds like a really good person. And I know you are proud of her.

Veronica - it is strange, isn't it, how we have busy periods and then really quiet one? About retirement - I had a neighbor and friend who had a career teaching Social Studies. Many of my friends were hard working teachers, but this woman surpassed them all. Believe it or not since she retired she's been even busier with church work and a long list of other activities. They don't have children, but her nieces and nephews tend to be her children, and she goes for grandparents events at one of her grandson's school and his sports events. * WOW! That sounds like a wonderful and wise plan to go on a mini vacation while that road work is being done. * About the eclipse - just remember not to look directly into it as it can damage your eyes. It is to hit here between noon and 2 so says my husband. So far I've heard nothing about it except from him, and a few (very few) people which includes you.

Grace - I had wondered if that page that shows where to get Spark Points wasn't where you found those flags, and sure enough it was. You can get there simply. There is a little link that says "Spark Points" right next to where we spin the Log-In Wheel that will take you there. I've been going there for years as I play a Trivia Game daily that is listed on that page. Thank you again for finding it as I always enjoyed doing that - for what reason I don't know as I could care less about spark points, but I do enjoy the game - smile. I've now added that to my morning Spark People ritual - smile. I do enough on SP daily that I get a "bonus spin" quite often. * Your visit with your great granddaughter didn't sound like a good one. A fussy baby is hard for anyone to take, even moms. * Compacts - sometimes you can find small pocket mirrors. Look for those. That sounds like it would fit your needs better than a compact. * Oh My... I so want one of those Roto-brooms, but don't want to order one. Yes stupid... but I really don't want to. Our Walgreen's handles lots of those TV items, but some just aren't sold in the stores, you have to order them. They've got some sticks that are supposed to remove clogs and deodorize drains that I'd love to try too. But you know what, of the TV infomercial products I've bought I've never been satisfied with any of them. I bought a couple of those hoses that expand and contract when you fill them with water . They are light weight, work as they say, but the nozzle I use on the darned thing leaks. and I get wetter than what I'm watering when I try to use it. They now say the new ones are perfect - "fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." * Your husband probably doesn't care how the house looks since you keep a nice house. I've read how much time you put into keeping your yard looking nice. I had a neighbor once to tell me you could tell how a house looks inside by how well the yards are kept. I don't know how true it is, but it made sense to me.

Slimmer - both Jazzercise and Zumba look like really strenuous exercise programs. I could have handled them when young without a problem and would have loved them, but no longer. * I hope you can find some young person to climb up on your roof to check gutters and perhaps shingles. I thought you just had that done not too long ago. * And no, exercise classes and gyms aren't cheap. They never have been. I had hoped to find a class at a church (they are usually cheaper) or the Senior Center, but nothing. Good luck in finding something.

Miller - we have a lawn service that fertilizes, puts down preemergence, and weed control for the grass not the flower beds, and we have another guy that cuts our yard. I guess there must be full service places out there, but we've never used one. The service we liked best was Scott's just like the lawn care products, but several months ago it was bought out by a company called True Green. * Thank goodness Randy is still working. I'd misunderstood and thought that he'd either quit that job because of the long commute, or had been let go. It is always easier to find a job if you've got one. Tell him to keep looking there are companies like Walmart that value older employees. Has he tried an agency?

Bonnie - it is good to see your post and know that all is well with you and your husband. I am glad you had a good time at the fair. It sounded like fun. At one time I loved going to fairs, amusement parks and carnivals. Sorry Linda and Charlie couldn't make it, as I know how much you enjoy their company. * I was at the place you are now a one time. Just 11 years ago I was carrying boxes up and down stairs, sitting on the ground and floor. It wasn't easy getting up, but I still could. I was climbing step ladders, not the tall ones to get on top of the house and not the little 2 step stools. Things change and like you we make adjustments and keep going as long as we can. * As always - love your pictures. I adore deer, but of course - as you've probably guessed - I love most all animals and birds.

Allie - I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience at that restaurant. If that is their norm they won't be in business long. I'm glad that the manager gave you something off your bill. I wouldn't go back there either.

Yvonne - you are so right "there is a fine line between accepting your limitations but still rejecting complacency." But if we are smart we will keep going as long as we can but accept our limitations AND make adjustments to compensate. I wish so I'd kept up my yoga over the years. Would it have made a difference? Who knows, but I'm thinking it just might have. We all age differently. You are 9 years younger than I am, and where that doesn't sound like a lot, I've found in my life within those 9 years came Lots of changes in my ability to do things. That being said, we all age differently, as said. Remember Kitty Carlisle? I saw her on TV in her early 90s dressed and looking good in a leotard and tights and giving a most impressive yoga demonstration. We hear about 90 year olds running marathons and swimming great distances or still holding down a job. The reason we hear about those people is that not many of us are so blessed. * Thank you so much for your nice compliment. * I'm glad you had such a nice trip to Jeff City. I'd always wanted to visit there, but never made it. * Our Fitbits - I use the step mechanism on mine, and did know you can use it to to time unless you are using the stopwatch feature. At any rate, mine works day and night to record my steps. The only time I have a problem with it recording my steps is if I'm pushing a grocery cart or such which renders my arm where I wear my watch immobile. I have formula for converting steps into minutes if you are interested. I have no idea how accurate it is but it gives me some idea how I'm doing.

Wishing for all of us a very good day today -

Shirley

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Good morning everyone!

The sun is shinning in all it's glory! I checked the weather station last evening and it says sun all day. I shall get to see Jess after all.

Hope everyone has a good and healthy Wednesday!

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Good evening team sisters!

The groceries are in. When Val got here with the food, I asked if there was any left in the stores. She assured me there was. Now, the fridge is so full, we can't put anything else in. The thing is it's all good food. Lots of veggies and fruits!

I did make supper for my daughter this afternoon. I am making the same for Val and I for tomorrow. She asked that I serve it with rice. Today I made a recipe that Val didn't like when I made it a couple of weeks ago. I thickened the broth with corn starch but put too much in. Today I reduced the corn starch radically and it turned out pretty good. Val told me she like it very much! I was so pleased!

Tomorrow, Val is picking up her sister and they are going shopping for school supplies together. She told me that she plans on stopping here for a little while so I can get to see Jess. I just hope and pray there is no rain as I am going to use my walker to sit next to the car so we can chat. I know that Val's back is going to take a hit as they are planning to go to two stores. Isn't that wonderful that they will be together? I think so!

Grace - Thank you for the information.

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Hi Everyone

Sorry for my absence. It's been a little busy around here. Who said you can take it easy when you retire? Not in my house.

I'll be going out of town for a few days. Tomorrow the maintenance people are going to repave the streets in our little mobile home park. We won't be able to drive on the new asphalt for a couple of days, so DH and I decided to go to the beach until Saturday, when they are supposed to be done. No noise, no smelly asphalt, just lots of sunshine and walking on the beach.

After that we're going to chase the eclipse. It is going to pass over the northern part of the state (Oregon) so we decided to find a good place for viewing. It will take place on Monday morning, so we'll come back from the beach Saturday to water the garden and do some laundry then take off again Sunday to get into place for Monday's eclipse. We'll come straight back on Monday. Anyone else going to see the eclipse?

Have a happy, healthy week.

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MILLER, You carry a compact for the same reason I do - the eye lashes that get in my eyes now and then. I also carry Q-tips and eye drops for the same reason.

SLIMMER, The moldy smell will come and go, depending on how humid the weather is. We had leaks in our roof and some of our ceilings need to be replaced.We also have to replace the subfloors near our dishwasher and in our bathroom which I'm sure have water damage and therefore mold There are days when I can smell the mold and other days when I can't.


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Grace... I thought it was mold too, but this was not happening before.. this is real like Dirt.. Earthy smell and very strong.

I just walked into computer room and uck the smell was strong.. about 15 minutes later I walked down the hallway and the smell is totally gone.
.... hhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I am thinking I have a Critter on this side of the house... maybe in the gutter area.. I do not think there is a way to get into any of the 3 sides of the house over here...

That smell should not come and go... ?????????

I need to climb a ladder face high to be able to look into the gutters and also lift up the shingle to see if any water getting under... Just too pooped to do this and would be lots of ups and downs.

Miller... reminds me to check on cost of town gym.. I can go to the collage for like $10 but there is no parking...

I checked on Jazzersize and one has to sign up $50 for a year just to sign and they one has to pay $50 for 12 months...

Checked on Zumba... and it appears not going to be cheap either...

Bon... nice pictures!

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Hello to all.

IRENE, I had forgotten about compacts and havenít had one in a long time. I do carry a mirror in my purse and itís one that is magnified so that if I get an eyelash in my eye, I can actually see well enough to get it out. My vision isnít what it used to be.

SHIRLEY, your lawn service sounds like a good one. The man that mows our lawn doesnít really get rid of the weeds or anything like that, but itís just so good to have it mowed and have the trim work done in a timely manner. *I agree with you wholeheartedly about jobs - I think they favor the young. When I was right out of business college, I didnít have any trouble getting a job, but when I went back to work for a while when Katie was in middle school, it was more difficult. I was in my late 40ís then. *Randy did say that heís blessed to have a job and insurance, so even though heís not very happy there and it is a terribly long drive, heís trying hard to see the bright side.

ELLEN, you and your DH are very kind to help your granddaughter. She is so lucky to have you both. *My husband used to say he wasnít going to pay someone to do work he could do himself, but the problem was that he wasnít willing to do it when it needed to be done. He would let the trim work go a whole summer and only do it maybe once. I used to hate how shaggy everything looked. *I think that people who are bright but severely depressed, and have no family, probably end up homeless sometimes. Itís very unfortunate.

CECILE, Iím glad Valís dental visit went well. *Your new skillet sounds like a great one!

YVONNE, Iím glad you had such a good trip to Jefferson City. *Itís a shame your FitBit only tracked 7 minutes.

ALLIE, Iím certainly glad the manager of that cafe took some of the charges off the bill. It sounds like a very disappointing meal. *Iím so glad you and your grandsons, and PB, are enjoying your time together so much.

BONNIE, my husband actually has a job, but he isnít happy there and the drive there and back takes 3 hours every day. (Part of that time is because he gives a ride to a disabled co-worker). *I just love those photos of Mystery and the deer. Thanks for sharing them with us.

SLIMMER, your food photos look good. *Iím glad you found some fairs to enter.

GRACE, my husband doesnít mind how the house looks, either, but that means he feels free to leave things wherever he wants. There are two pairs of his shoes in the living room right now, plus 6 laptops. Some of them are from the church and heís diagnosing what is wrong with them - I feel like I live in a fix-it shop sometimes! (smile)



I just got back from the wellness center gym. It was a lot busier today than on Sunday and I had to wait for some of the machines. I met a couple there and the man was recovering from knee replacement. His wife said his recovery was slow because he didnít prepare beforehand by strengthening his muscles at all. She said ďHeís fine now, though,Ē but he was walking with a walker so Iím not sure what she meant by that. I hope the exercises Iím doing are enough to keep my muscles strong.

I took a short drive afterward and it was nice just to be on the open road with the windows down in the car.

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SLIMMER, I'm sorry for all your frustrations right now. It reminds me of the old saying, "This too shall pass."
As I've said many times before, I think your "smell" issues are all mold related and you should consider looking into "mold abatement" or "remediation".
I hope your diet issues get better for you. We all understand that it's a tough fight which is why we all joined Spark, and I'm thankful for our common cause, which resulted in many very good friends.
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Good afternoon team, My DD brought my 9 month old (teething) GGD over for a visit and she was, understandably, in a very fussy mood. I was ready for them to leave after an hour but of course they were here for 2 hours. The baby screamed every time Don came in the room. Next time Iíll visit her at her house where sheíll be comfortable.

I tried to buy compacts a few months ago. I didnít need the makeup, just the mirrors. I had a hard time finding them at the price I was willing to pay, and the ones I ended up with are very small and inadequate. I keep one in my purse and one in my gym bag. I never thought of looking at a thrift shop.

YVONNE, I found the flags when I was trying to figure out how to get enough points to get the ďbonus spinĒ and there they were ďhiding in plan sightĒ.

ALLIE, Good for you for standing up for yourself with that lousy diner! They better get their act together or theyíll be out of business.
About returning the mop to Walmart Ė I usually get a store credit if I donít have a receipt, which is fine with me since Iím in there at least once a week.
The ďAs seen on TVĒ product that Iím curious about is the ďRoto BroomĒ. If anyone has one Iíd like to know if it works.
Thatís too bad about your son not wanting see his father. Maybe you could ask him how he would feel if his sons treated him that way. Hopefully he will forgive his father before itís too late. My mother was very abusive to me and my siblings but I forgave her when I got older and looked at the ďbig pictureĒ. Her mother died when she was very young and she and her 3 sisters got ďfosteredĒ out. She was the unlucky one that ended living with a doctor and his family and was treated like Cinderella for years, an unpaid babysitter and housekeeper and grew up mad at the world and never learned how to love. When me and my sibs became adults, most of us treated her with lots of love, so she had a loveless beginning but a love filled ending.

BONNIE, I loved Birds And Blooms but I think it went out of business and they transferred my subscription to another magazine.
My DH doesnít mind how the house looks either. He could live in a barn (smile) I guess his thinking is that if he had to admit that something needed cleaning or fixing then he might be obligated to getting involved. This is not new since he broke is leg. Itís always been this way. He will carry the vacuum cleaner anywhere I need it because itís too heavy for me, but the only time he used to use it was to vacuum his car. Now we only have one car so itís my job to vacuum it. He will help me if I ask, but I always have to ask.
I love the pictures of Mystery and the deer.

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Good afternoon team:

My grandsons have hauled out all their matchbox cars. They made a racetrack that runs down the steps and into the living room.

I was a little confused when I drove to Maine and back. I was going across the George Washington Bridge and I was in an ez-pass lane by mistake. I had to push a big red button and I explained I had the money I just needed someone to take it. They said not to worry, they would send me a bill.

I also somehow missed several tolls in several states. When I travel again I am going to get an ez-pass so this doesn't happen again. So far I had to pay Mass. and N.J. money. they reduced a lot of the fees so it wasn't too bad. I am still trying to figure out what I owe the Pennsylvania turnpike.

My youngest gs and I have made muffins and that is keeping us all happy. PB is in heaven spending all this time with the boys and me.

I hope everyone is having a good day.

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Hola... Sunny and hot out

I am totally bent out of shape... I guess over a lot of things... I finally Had It.. I have now in past 2 days had 3 real cokes and 1 pint of real ice cream.. and as of this morning the scales were once again UP by at least 4 pounds.. I can't stand when it fluctuates.

One thing is TOPS the past 3 week BIG losers.. NOW have been gaining Big.. each week.. I just don't think it fair to those who are losing NEW Weight each week.. Just not right to lose 6 then gain 5 and gain for 2 more weeks then lose big again and get ANOTHER big gift. We only have 12 people 2 are Kops who have taken off their weight.. 2 that rarely come 2 that really try to lose weight and 2 others who stay the same not trying to lose.. more a social thing. others just Gain and Lose Gain and Lose... it is not a good example for me.. Aughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

As to calorie count... only that one day did I exceed 1200 probably more like 2000.. a coke is only 140.. it is just not good for sugar.. which it went up too.. but I am not over 200... yet

just not happy don't feel well... the smell from the garage is like pretty much gone.. but now I have the most horrible Earthy Smell on the other side of the house... like the air is getting in...and I can picture the roof, gutters and all the trees and the shade.. creating a smell like this but yikes......... I have never had it this bad on This.. side of the house...

Did I say I did not get accepted into the Chattanooga TN art show.. along with 15 others... oh well that saves me 2 very long drives.. and I did find now 4 Fairs to enter.. 3 this year and 1 for next year that I just missed.

Just cooked the Cheese with the Shatiki (mushroom) noodles.. This time I dried them Very Well.. like 10 paper towels.. slimy things!!! Then put in fry pan and let them steam off a lot more water trying to dry them out... Worked well

Added 2 eggs and 2 piles of shredded Cheddar.. That cheese does not stick to the noodles but is ok then put on a little salt and garlic salt... Was really good!!!!!!!



Saw on TV Public Broadcasting.. 2 Doctors.. one wrote How To Eat.. reading it now.. got from the library.. very interesting a lot we have heard.. but simple and fast to read His big things is No One Has to have a Stroke or Heart Attack.. it is all in how we eat.

The other Dr is Amen I believe and wrote How to Change Your Brain... what we eat think and do CAN make us healthy and give us a Healed... brain.. liked seeing all the photos of before and after brains... Even having Positive thoughts is healing... getting from the library too.

Hmmmmm... not happy... hmmm What am I going to do about this... I'm full now it was good! Those noodles work just fine for me... and they really have no... taste.. A Fantastic noodle replacement!!!!!!!!!

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8/15/17 1:47 P

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Good Afternoon, Team,
It has been raining all morning. Was only supposed to be a 30% chance.

DH & I were going to go to the Montgomery Agricultural Fair today to make use of the ďSeniors Free before 5PMĒ deal but our friends Linda and Charlie couldnít make it today so we went yesterday and paid full price. We had a great time and it only sprinkled off and on. Today would have been ďMISERABLEĒ even though a lot of it is inside. The last ďshowĒ of the evening was a hypnotist. Linda wanted to see him but was really scared--almost shaking with fear--that he was going to pick her to get up on stage with about 15 other people. He didnít call her!! He hypnotized the people on the stage and had them do some really funny things. DH thought it was all fake but it was entertaining. Iím not sure if I believe it or not.

Iíve read everyoneís posts. Canít believe the last time I posted was on page #2!! That hasnít happened before. Sorry Iíve been so negligent. Time just gets away from me.

Discussion on magazines--I used to take quite a few Horse related magazines. The pictures were lovely but, after reading through it one time, I wasnít picking it up again. So I stopped subscribing to all but one. I also subscribed to ďBirds and BloomsĒ. Their photos are amazing and I couldnít bear to throw them away but I couldnít keep collecting them so I had to reluctantly cancel my subscription. I havenít regretted my decisions. As Grace said--I have been cutting articles out to read later and have a big box full of them. Do you think Iíll ever go back and read the articles??? I hope so but am not confident that I will.

As far as giving up things we can no longer do--I have previously found a couple things I just canít do any more but I am trying to just go at a slower pace if I feel like Iím not able to do something. So, my house isnít really visitor-worthy daily but DH doesnít seem to mind. I do what I can as far as housework goes but we never have company. If someone is coming, I do work harder at straightening and cleaning up. Then I wish I had been more diligent in keeping the house up. But, as I say, we hardly ever have company. DH does do the vacuuming so at least that gets done and I do my best to keep the bathroom looking fresh.

It just does seem to be that I have ALL the jobs to do--I do the bills and other financial stuff (all of it), decide what to have for dinner, shop for it and prepare it, wash dishes, wash clothes, change the bed, totally take care of feeding and care of the cats--and still want some time to see my horse & ride, read books, garden and work on the computer. Iím sure Iíve left some things out. Like I said, DH does the vacuuming and he does do all gassing up and maintenance of the vehicles. He also takes care of the yard before the yard inspection every year and that is a big job. Not sure itís a fair division of jobs. If I get too stressed, DH will get take-out dinner without too much ďwhiningĒ on my part!!

@Miller - Iím sorry your husband hasnít been able to get a job or even has to. I guess itís Katieís insurance issues that are his motivation. Thatís too bad. Hopefully things will work out.

Here are the pictures I took of the deer and Mystery with the deer.





Everyone--Have a great day.
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Bonnie S. - Greenbelt, MD


Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby to be picked up & laid down like a game of Solitare. It is a grand Passion.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey - Unknown.


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8/15/17 11:39 A

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Grace:

I found the bonus points. I got 20 points for our team and 50 for another team I am on. Thanks


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8/15/17 11:31 A

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Good morning team:

I have my grandsons all week and of course PB. My son dropped the boys off yesterday morning. I talked to my son and told him I am concerned about is Father. I don't think his father will last another 6 months or a year at most. It was so sad seeing the shape he was in.

I told my son it was up to him if he wanted to contact his father. I said I wasn't trying to make him feel guilty, I just thought he should know how bad off his father is. My son hardly speaks to his father. His father never treated him very well and I guess now his dad is paying for it.

I took the boys out to breakfast and when I got the bill I started swearing. I very seldom swear in front of the boys but I couldn't help it. The bill was $26.00. My eggs were tasteless, the hot chocolate was so hot it burned my grandsons mouths. One of my gs ordered a cheeseburger and he couldn't eat it. The other gs tried to eat it but he said it wasn't any good. I asked for the manager and he took $10.00 off of my bill. I can tell you I will never go to that diner again. I know hot chocolate is supposed to be hot but it was extremely hot.

I bought one of those new fangled mops at Wal-Mart and it is a pain. I just wanted a regular mop but you can hardly find any of those anymore. I talked to the manager and he said because I didn't have a receipt I could only exchange my old mop. I am going to try real hard to find the receipt so I can get my money back.

I hope everyone is having a good day. I took the boys to the pool yesterday. It is raining today so we are finding other things to do.

Grace: I am going to see if I can find the flags too, thanks.
Allie


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8/15/17 11:17 A

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IRENE, I do remember those powder compacts; in fact, I used one that had a little foundation in it, tooÖ good for one time makeup application! I didnít know they werenít sold any more.

SHIRLEY, youíve had an interesting work career. You seemed to me when I met you that you would have been a valued employee anywhere. And, speaking to another postóI agree with you that we are far too old to take care of children. However, some friends at church, about our age, have taken on the care of an 18-month old great grandchild. His mother didnít want to care for him or his sister any more. His sister went to the father (their grandson), and the boy came to them. Weíve seen him go from a confused, tearful child to a happy little boy. It is VERY hard on them, but his life is so much better now. Iím in awe of their act of love and courage.

CECILE, hope things go well for Val at the dentistís office. I have yet to go to the dentist here, and itís an appointment I need to make. I see sheís doing fine, by your latest post. I also have one of those truly nonstick pans, and theyíre amazing. I donít think mine is titanium, but water and a plastic scrubber has it spotless in secondsÖ itís really amazing.

ELLEN, about accepting old age. Itís a fine line between accepting your limitations but still rejecting complacency, one which I fight every day. I was about 55 when I first started doing yoga, and it was hard to get up from the floor. Now, I STILL have to do a ď3 pt. risingĒ but have no difficulty at all, almost 20 years since I started. I have no shoulder or neck pain, and can still touch my toes. I do have to watch my balance, especially on our uneven rock paths, but am still working on that. Like Grace has advised, I build up my exercising very slowly, and try not to overtax my body. I think you have to do as much as you can for your body, and learn something new all the time for your mind. I personally avoid negative people and protect my attitude with care. My greatest fear is to become boring, and my friends here on the team help me do thatÖ. You all lead interesting lives. (Sometimes the negative person in your life is your spouse. That makes it more difficult. Jay is by nature more pessimistic than I amÖ but I try to counter that with humor and gratitude for his other stellar qualities, of which he has many.)

GRACE, Iím so grateful for your post about the flags being back. My spark points went down dramatically when we lost those. I guess SP decided they were too easy, so they imbedded them where we couldnít find them. How did YOU discover where they were?

We just returned from a quick trip to Jefferson City and saw the Missouri Capitol Bldg., a truly beautiful place. I was very impressed. It was a beautiful day. We walked about 2.5 miles in bits and pieces; my Fitbit only tracked 7 minutes, because it starts over every time you stop unless youíve walked 10 minutes. How it tracked only 7 minutes, I canít explain. There was also a beautiful ďGovernorís garden" on the Capitol complex, where we sat on a bench and just enjoyed the neat and colorful beauty. It was a good trip.

Yvonne

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8/15/17 10:12 A

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It really burns me up when I think of all the points we've missed when they move things and hide them and don't communicate with us.
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