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9/27/16 5:58 A

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Great---better than totes

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9/26/16 2:12 P

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I was using my totes as side tables so there is room for the tables and now I have more storage.

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9/26/16 5:40 A

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I, too, love the change in colors---not much here yet but now that the temps have turned cooler, we should start seeing more.
Nola, did you have room for all that stuff? Nice of them to share with her old neighbors. We all should take better care of our neighbors.

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9/25/16 1:40 P

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The family finished cleaning out the apartment this morning. I am the proud owner of a sewing machine cabinet, TV stand and 2 end tables from the family.
I gave away some glass mixing bowls and a glass casserole dish to my neighbor who keeps my computer in tip top shape. They had groceries next door so I asked if they could give them to him and I added some things. WE try to take care of each other around here. We are small enough and Midwestern enough that it works out well.
I am going to be cleaning out more things in October and doing away with more junk.

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9/25/16 1:16 P

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I'm sorry Nola. Although we know life is temporary it's hard when people we like and love have to leave.
Cool this morning. Long sleeves feel good. The neighbors hackberry trees have sure been turning this past week. Every day it goes more yellow less green.

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Nola , that is sad.
Enjoying Fall like temps this morning---feels good not to have fans and ac on.

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9/24/16 9:21 P

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Did some cleaning and such today. My neighbor passed away in the nursing home on Thursday night. Her family has been here this week clearing out her apartment. It is always a hard thing to watch as we lose our neighbors and friends.

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9/23/16 12:00 P

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Getting ready for the 8 week 5% challenge.

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Nola, emoticon

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Glad the shot helped.

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9/18/16 4:06 P

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Much of the sciatica pain is gone and I am now dealing with injection point pain which is good. He told me it would be about a week and I have been able to be up around as uch as I hoped.
I was able to do dishes and wipe down counters today and hope to do a few other things to work the soreness out.

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9/18/16 6:31 A

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Yesterday I met up with a Spark friend who was down visiting in OC---we had a lovely visit, strolled around the outlets and had lunch. What a pleasant way to spend a good portion of my day.

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Hello, fellow decluttering folks! Worked some on my table today. Not done yet!

Under the weather two weeks ago and this week has been difficult with the sciatica acting up.

Nola, I hope you have found something that is working for you.

Have a lot to do next week. Want to get a bunch done before we go away for the weekend.
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9/16/16 5:26 A

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Hope you feel a lot better today!
Been busy at work---not as much free or computer time this year--but I prefer being busy than bored.

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9/15/16 11:25 P

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I had a nerve ablation yesterday and a steroid injection today. I hope to have some teal pain relief soon.

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I had my ablation yesterday and a steroid injection today. I am finally finding some pain relief. I hope the be able to move better soon.

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9/8/16 7:32 P

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Hope one of those jobs works out for you---and preferably the one you want the most.
I did like my schedule until I went in today----I had off 5 th period that worked well as I am supporting 2 math classes---I used that time to work on the math so I could help the students--I need to understand to be able to help--and now I have the DRR room---but I might have worked out a way that I can still have off when I need it to work on problems---one gal has campus patrol that period and she is willing to do DRR if I do hers---I can do a quick walk thru, sit down and work on problems and get help from the teacher who has planning if needed, then go do another sweep of the hallways---and days I don't have anything that I need to do---I can do the DRR and she can do the campus patrol---just have to ask the vp if that is okay. Then I was put in another gov't class 7th period with really bad kids----and the special ed teacher was going in there and she said this was really dumb as she knows them and can make them behave better than I could since I don't know them at all---I think she is going to be going in and talking to someone about that tomorrow---I know I won't pull bad kids for a test---not my job to handle discipline problems. Otherwise, I do like my schedule, just not the changes---I like the 2 history classes I support, the 2 math---one is geometry and one is Alg. 2--and a physical science class. Busy time now for me so not as much computer time---which is good in some ways.

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i had two job interviews today. there is a very good possibility i will have at least one more within the next few days.

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Wish I knew how to do that--I think I could figure how to scan but don't know how to save or create a place to put them--one of these days!
I am in back to work mode---but still don't know my schedule---aggrevating for all of us as we usually have visited with the teachers we support to find out what they want out of us---each teacher is different---I think I might be with a teacher that is going to give me grief and hoping that my schedule got changed --if I have issues I will be going to higher authorities about her.

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Doing a major purge of my cookbook collection. Going to scan into computer some recipes and get rid of unused cookbooks.

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8/26/16 7:25 P

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Working on the fall contract project. No time to do anything else.

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My pantry is nice and neat now.I hope to do more clearing of those hidden spaces this next month.

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No, definitely not a good weekend for you. There is a stomach virus going around here so it must have hit your area, too.---some with runs and some with both ends going---dh and i had the first, but he really got it---lost 9 lbs in 3 days---mine only lasted a day.
We had fun shopping yesterday--I got 4 new tops for work for $50. Today is the last day with my friend---we are going out to dinner and maybe a farmer's market for some fresh veggies for her to snack on the way home. She will leave tomorrow morning and then I go back to work on Wed.

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Fortunately the earphones survived! My shoes were still sopping wet this morning.

I managed to pick up some kind of stomach bug and was up all night, sick. Finally falling asleep about 7am, and the dog jumps down from the bed and barfs on the floor.

As a friend said, this is *not* the weekend for me to buy lottery tickets!

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Yes, you needed the sleep. Don't let the dog get too used to sleeping with you or dh is going to be out of a bed---LOL---Sorry about the ear things but I did chuckle about having to even wring out your socks. It must have been super wet outside.
We went to Thrift stores yesterday to browse---I did find an old Dick Francis book that book that we don't have and a couple of pig items for my grand---spent 41 cents at one location and a dollar and 5 cents at another---such a big spender---LOL

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I had a failed night of sleep night before last--chronic, lifelong insomnia that has nothing to do with anxiety;my body is just awake. But last night I went to bed at 11, and since DH is gone for the weekend, the dog crawled in with me. Neither of us woke up until after 10:30. I guess I needed the sleep!

Then I took the dog on a nice, long walk. Got caught in a powerful rainstorm that just came through out of nowhere. Like, I had to wring out my socks when I finally got home! And clean up the puddles I left all over the floor.

Of course I had my wireless earphones with me, and of course as I took them off to try and put them inside my shirt to protect them I drop them in a puddle. Because why not.

I've buried them in rice now. Fingers crossed that there salvageable. I am so bummed.

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it is warm here today. although there is a nice breeze blowing steadily throughout the day, so i do not feel as hot outside. inside, though, there are some places that are not too cool. i stay as little as possible in them.

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Glad you got that project done.
We had a nice but albeit hot day yesterday---we did stop at a thrift shop and a couple of garden centers--it was even hot on the Bridge tunnel which is unusual--it wasn't bad at Chincoteague but still a bit warm. Today's plan is taking my gd to the movies to see Pete's Dragon. Not supposed to be as bad tomorrow so we will go to Ocean City for some treats and let her ride a few things and maybe hit the arcade, esp. if it is too warm.

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It's not YA--a lot of swearing.

I stayed up too late catching up on the Olympics, then got up at 6am and started working at 6:30 because I was fretting about a project. Now I'm wiped out. Making dinner early and probably going to bed early.

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Nice that you can get to go to some of the stuff--it might get old if you had to do it all. Hope his book sells well. It's for teen audience, right? Send me the title and I will get the school library to order a copy.
We went to see the new Meryl Street movie yesterday---wait until it comes out on DVD---interesting story but the music was horrible--it is based on a real person and her life so the story line was very good---I plan on looking up info on it just to learn more.
Think today we are going to go Thrift store hopping and go down to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel---they are closing the rest stop on it by next summer and I want one last visit---also will go to Chincoteague for an ice cream treat. Having fun with my friend.

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It was just the preliminaries that started yesterday. The finals are on Tuesday. And NBC is pulling down Olympic content as soon as it gets onto YouTube, so it won't do you any good there. They do have streaming, though. I haven't checked it out yet.

I get to go with him on parts of the tour and some of the convention stuff, but since Daughter the Younger is still crewing the tall ship, we have no one to house/dogsit until mid-September. So I will stay home and work on my own projects.

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Glad you found some comfortable walking shoes---will you be going with him to these conventions and signings or will you have to stay at home? No, I missed that they started---maybe I can catch a bit today. Are they posting different things on Utube of the Olympics?

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Oops--looks like synchronized swimming starts today! I hope you get this, Lecates!

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My weekend was not "morning person" time. Hubby likes to sleep in and snuggle on the weekend when we can--it's been pleasant and low-key. He's off to a convention next weekend, and then we go into a fall that's kind of nonstop as he has conventions and book signings and his West Coast tour. It doesn't really settle back down until mid-November, with the exception of a weekend here and there.

I bought new walking shoes yesterday, switching to Saucony, and was amazed that I didn't really have a "breaking-in" period. Usually, shoes hurt my feet if I walk more than a short distance the first week or two. This time, no pain! I walked for an hour.

And then found that new shoes that don't hurt my feet do hurt my hips as my body adjusts to a slightly different gait. Something that has been camouflaged in the past due to short initial walks. Not bad, but it made me laugh.

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Thanks for the info---hope I get to watch some of it.
My friend arrived about midnight last night--we talked until 2:30---she is still in bed---she is not the morning person I am ---but that is okay--I can get my computer time in while she sleeps---that is what I did when I visited her, too--LOL

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I think synchronized swimming starts Tuesday, but I'm not completely sure.

Rainy day, still have to get half my steps in!

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My friend is on her way early---so I have been busy doing those last minute things---so if you don't hear from me much this week, know I am having fun and going and doing stuff with her.

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Taking a ready day forvmy knees today. Watching TV and reading and keeping my legs elevated.

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Agree about too many prelims being shown when there are other things going on that we could see---even if it is not the USA participating. Do you know when synchronized swimming will be--that is one I would like to see all performances. Track and field pore me too--rather watch the boat races---those people sure can row---although that water down there is so unsafe for them---sure hope no one capsizes in it---yuck.
We have nad no rain or storms---and we sure could use them and the weather is ripe for them--tonight it is not even going to drop below 80---going to be a miserable day tomorrow
Hope you find a use for that crate.
I went to play cards with some of the Red Hat ladies---and one of them I just want to slap---she thinks she can be rude and obnoxious and we should just put up with her--has money but you can't tell from her hair or her dress---she looks like she has a hay field on her head--LOL---I kept straightening up the card pile now and then and she commented rudely--then she reached over and scattered them---I told her she was just plain RUDE! Didn't care if I pissed her off as she sure had pissed me off. Of course, when I hosted on Tuesday she could not come so I think I will not go to her house for the next month's meeting or cards since she is hosting that one, too. I just cannot stand snobby people and I won't kiss her arse no matter what.

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Lightning, thunder, downpours, but the power stayed on! emoticon

Went to our nephew's yard sale today and got a crate for 50 cents. Planning to use it somewhere! DH bought a vice for $10 and some other tools. He is very happy with his purchases!

There is always so much to do. Have not been feeling well for over a week now and unable to get a lot done. Hope next week is better!

Have a great weekend! emoticon

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I do like swimming, but agree that we don't need all those preliminary and semi-final swims when we could be watching more of the gymnastics competition.

After having the power off much of Wednesday, yesterday afternoon we had a giant storm that knocked the power out again. I was just getting on my weekly conference call with my boss and coworkers when the power started flashing on and off. I had on my wireless headset, so they got to hear my panicked running around the house, unplugging electronics and hubby and me discussing which breakers he needed to pop (brown outs are THE WORST on appliances with electronics). Fortunately, it's a small team and very friendly, so they were patient and mildly amused.

Now off to do laundry. I missed the Women's All Around last night (couldn't even record it!), so I've been spoiled at to the winner. But I hope to sit down and watch it on YouTube anyway.

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Glad you are having that done---safer for you and your equipment--nice of them to fix it so you can still work.
I did get to see the Olympics last night---would rather have watched the girls straight on and seen more of the other countries---although our girls were pretty amazing. I am not interested in the swimming all that much--but I wish I could have seen the synchronized diving and hope to see the syncrhronized swimmers---that is so cool. Watching a bit of fencing this morning---I fenced for a bit in college and was really good at it---the only sport I ever tried that I felt that I could do well at.
We got the deck painted today---looks good---but also looks kind of orange--I mentioned that to dh and he got mad---I love orange---I allowed him to choose the color---I wanted to do a blue with a gray tint---he choose cedar.

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We are having some pretty major electrical work done today, so no power in the house. But the electrician ran an extension cord from their care to our internet, so I can still work at least! I dyed fabric yesterday and then forgot to rinse it out, so it's all sitting down there, waiting. The fabric won't be harmed, but I hope none of those guys knock anything over!

I have to stay trapped in my office because my silly dog thinks it's her job to protect me from strangers, and she *really* hates men in work boots. I can't even leave her in here alone for a few minutes right now because DH is on an overseas Skype call with his publisher.

But hey, the wiring will be safer now, and we won't have as much power surge problem. So I can live with a day of inconvenience.

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I am recording them and then starting an hour later in the evening. I catch up with the "live" portion just about at the end of the evening.

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I am catching the Olympics at times--yesterday not one of them though---was too busy working on the deck and then went to buy stain--never even sat back down at the computer---that is when I flip back to the Olympics to see what is going on----the one thing I will say is that there are too many darn commercials when we could be watching other athletes competing---yes, I like seeing the US perform but how can we judge how good they are doing when we don't get to see many of the other countries' routines, etc. I remember when the Olympics were up in Canada for the summer and they had a continuous stream of a lot of different venues on some channel and no commercials. But I will say some of the commercials have been very good that support the Olympics
We power washed our deck yesterday---it looks so much better---and this time we are treating it with a colored stain. Also got some spray paint to do 2 of the chairs---if I like how they turn out, I will do 4 more. Just brown this time to go with more cushions.

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Yes, she is definitely not the behind a desk type. Ironically, her older sister, who is by far the more athletic, has found a desk job she really likes.

I've injured my foot, so having to rest it quite a bit. But I'm watching lots of Olympics. The bike crash in the women's road race was horrendous yesterday. Always hate to see injuries.

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I don't know---I think it would be cool to have multiple colors all over my lawn---LOL
Hope she has a marvelous time and gets offered a full time job doing this. Not something I would want to do, but I think it would be an interesting career for a young person---better than behind a desk or a counter.

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Blue grass is only good if it's music. ;-)

Daughter is off for six weeks of crewing a tall ship. She's hoping to parlay this into a full time career, so I'm excited for her.

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Good use for those sheets. And smart of you to protect the veggies and plants----my dh says he wants me to put something down the next thing I spray paint---hey, what is wrong with blue grass? LOL

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Sis is still at home--the winds have picked up, but they are still favorable for her. They have evacuated more homes, but there are other fires burning in the Northwest that are out of control as well.

Thank you for your kind words about our friend. Hope your DH is feeling better soon--that's never fun.

My DH just got himself a pneumatic sprayer for applying stain to the woodworking projects he's taken up. That's all very well, but we have a small yard and garage, so I had to go and throw tarps and old sheets over all the veggies! He was good, though, and folded them all back up when he was finished. He has several more projects to finish this summer, so those sheets will now live out there--thank goodness I picked them up at Good Will for a dollar each!

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MissG, I heard on the radio last night that they evacuated more people from that fire--or at least assume the same fire. Did they have to go last night? Sorry to hear about your friend. I understand how you lost touch when things got so busy with dealing with family illness. I know that happens a lot---you only have so much time and energy in those situations. Not your fault at all ---too bad she did not seek help in dealing with her issues---hard on the family and friends but they don't think of that when they are that depressed.
Nola, glad you are finally getting your pictures hung.
My dh has been having a bad case of the runs---put him on the brat diet last night and will make sure he stays on it today to see if that helps---otherwise a visit to the doctor will be in order---even the meds for that haven't seemed to help much. I might just go off today and do something on my own as it is pretty decent weather for summer time and I am tired of staying home.

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My grandparents locked the car when it was in the garage--grandma had this fear that someone would break into the garage and steal the garage door opener, and then be able to get into the house at a different time.

Grandma was a wee bit paranoid. emoticon

Sis is holding out so far. They evacuated along the west side of the highway, but officials think that the highway and the frontage road will be enough of a fire break to keep everyone on the east side safe. At least if they have to go, they won't need to worry about the shelters all being full; my niece's family lives about 20 miles away and the kids are always happy to see Gramma and Grampa.

Yesterday evening just before bedtime I found out that a local friend killed herself. We'd been closer a couple years back, but when we were caught up in Rebecca's cancer and death, we kind of drifted away from that friend group--no falling out, just no time. But we kept in touch on Facebook and we'd just seen her a couple weeks ago. I'm still in complete shock.

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How scary for your sister---and sad that they have to worry about looters as much as about the fire. Seems like this kind of stuff is just getting worse and worse all over the country. Gosh, I remember growing up--now, I lived in the country---but we never locked our doors and left the keys in the ignition---never had to look for them because they were there. Now, we lock our cars in our own yard and lock the doors even when we are home.

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Miss G, so sorry to hear about your sister. Hope everything goes well for her & that they get the fire under control.

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I am fretting and worried. This fire is burning across the highway from my sister's house, less than half a mile off:

http://ravallirepublic.com/missoula/news
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So far the wind is in their favor, and their part of town hasn't been evacuated yet. But they are standing by, bags ready for bugging out. (Unfortunately, if you just evacuate to be safe you open yourself up to robbery and vandalism. Because most people are wonderful, but there are just enough who are awful to make caution necessary.)



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Smart idea! Friend coming on Sunday so will be making sure the house is clean for her visit..

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I am doing some chair marching as I Spark. I am going to get things arranged for my caregiver to help do some other things tomorrow.

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Nola, hope you did put them away. Glad you are getting help with your sorting and feel like you are making progress.
Mowed the lawn yesterday---and silly me did not wear my knee brace---so I am paying for it today.

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My Caregiver helped me clean out my closet on Wednesday and it was nice to get rid of the things I had not yet sorted out since I move in a year and a half ago. I am shredding all of my paperwork before 2011. I am ready. Now I am cleaning around my recliner where I sat the things that I needed and just sat them while I was discarding. I found some stamps and now I can't find them. Hoping I have already put them away.

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True, and it is not for wimps, either. Too many aches and pains to deal with.
Good thing I took my mom to the doctor---new place for the office and way too much traffic in the summer for my mom to be driving in.

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It's local to Ohio, alas. But amazing.

I want storms! We usually get some great ones, but all the rain keeps missing us.

Getting old is no fun.

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Never heard of that ice cream. Too bad as I really enjoyed my blizzard---LOL
Finally had some major storms come thru--got some good rain and temps cooled off for a bit--will take anything to lower these temps.
Taking my mom to the doctor today--see what else we can find going wrong. Just her body is giving out slowly--so far she is doing pretty good.

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Sandy, I hope this lasts and you continue to feel better.

Lecates, I'm a weirdo--I don't like ice cream (well, except the very fancy gourmet ice cream called Jeni's Splendid, and then only a few flavors).

Nola, good luck with your decluttering!

I'm just hanging out, getting a lot of work done....

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Sandy, glad it is more comfortable for you to walk---glad the doctor is not cut happy, too. If you are like me, You avoid that stuff as long as you can and try the alternate methods. I know I did to avoid surgery on a huge heel spur---it worked and I know what to do to prevent another.
Supposed to be last day of heat wave, but still won't be really comfortable for a few more days after that---but not having temps in the 90's will be nice.
Know that this is not great for weight loss--but DQ is donating to Children's Miracle Network today for every blizzard bought---we are definitely going today.

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Doing a lot of decluttering today.

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Well, the doctor didn't do the surgery on my foot today. He wants to try a couple of other things first. Seems the problem isn't on the outside of the foot, but the shape of the bones inside my foot. When he said that, I remembered that my mother had the same thing & they went in through the top of her foot & cut small wedges out of the tops of the bones to make them straighter instead of so curved. He did modify the insoles to take pressure off that part of the foot & sent me for x-rays. I will see him again in 3 months. Now that he modified the insoles, it is much more comfortable to walk.

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Gosh, I sure hope we don't take that long!
Did you all realize that there are5 months until Christmas? HoHoHo

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We had some rain early this morning so the Sizzle is on. I look forward to some cooler temps about October.

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We had that temp at 8:30 this morning. We could use a good rain storm, too I hate having to water, esp. since we are on city water.

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It's a mere 85 here--the worst of it all seems to be north and south of us. But we are still getting pretty baked. The rosemary foundation planting I attempted to start has not survived--just two plants, so not a financial disaster, but disappointing.

I just want it to rain, but that doesn't seem likely.

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I know what you mean---it is even too hot to go to the mall to walk---just the coming and going is too much.

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i am looking forward to when it is a bit cooler weather here, so i can go and play some tennis

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Good thing you have most things organized so that you can get started on that big project---have fun experimenting with dye.
We have been to Walmart---got a new hand mixer---mine of 38 has a frayed cord that is starting to short so it needs to go--can't complain as it has served me well---so I found a cheap one at Walmart to try---not a frequently used item so it should be okay. Hate to give up my old one---sigh. Now to stay inside for the rest of the day---maybe venture out to water plants and get the mail later on today.

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I bought more white fabric for dying--JoAnn's was had a coupon for 50% off one regular-priced item, so I bought an entire bolt for only $2.00 a yard. I have a lot of work to do this weekend--a long distance client for whom I have to file a bankruptcy case, and the beginning of the giant contract project I do every autumn. It's due a month early this year, so I have to get started now instead of in September. I refer to it as the Project of Doom, but it is a $10k project that I can do in the evenings and on weekends with TV on in the background, so I can't complain too much!

Still, with all that, plus laundry and errands and garden work, I'm still going to make time to play with fabric and dye some new things. So it should be a good weekend.

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Honestly, seems you cannot trust any company to live up to their promises anymore. As much as I hate the price of cable, that seems to be the most reliable option--at least here--in the cities it might be different.
Going to be a decent day today---so we will probably do outside stuff today or at least get out of the house. The only thing I did yesterday outside was to take out to bags of shredded stuff to the trashcan and check the mail.

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Lecates, I'm a quilter, so I will hack them up for some project in the future! Right now I'm mostly playing--you know the old saying about quilters: the one who dies with the most fabric wins!

I'm super irritated. We just switched to AT&T U-verse for internet because we were promised fiber optic cable and loads of reliability. Instead, it seems to be dropping out for brief periods regularly. Not enough to make a real problem, except I log into my work long distance through a VPN and it keeps dropping out and having to be restarted. Yes, it's just a click, but if I'm in the middle of saving something, it's a giant pain.

Grr.

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Nola, that is great---hope this new caregiver stays with you---sounds like a winner---and help her out by getting rid of as much as you can.
I made my dh go thru his clothes drawers--and he actually put clothes away he had piled up on his shoe holder----we did put 4 pair of shorts and 3 pair of pants in a bag for donation---also a pair of slippers--and he allowed me to throw away 2 pair of shoes---Progress! Plus I stuck a couple of my items in that bag, too.

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I had a new caregiver start today and she cleaned so much. I am excited now to begin some small tasks of decluttering.

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Mommy, good idea to do that with your meal--and nice that a friend brought over something delicious for you to eat.
MissG--glad you finally got to play with the fabric dye---what will you do with the items?
Luckily my mom called and reminded me that she had a doctor's appointment today---LOL---it was on the calendar but I had not checked it. Just back home from it---boy, is it hot---at least there is a breeze---but it is a hot one.

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I made a mess, instead of decluttering, yesterday. But I'm really pleased about it.

15 years ago this month, we moved into this house. One of the things I liked best about it was a large laundry sink and big laundry room. I would have the space and resources to dye fabric.

15 years.

I finally dyed fabric today. These are pictures of my favorite pieces.









The buckets and tools are still spread out all over the basement, as I left them to air dry, but the dye mess itself is cleaned up.

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i tried some new food the other day that a good friend of mine brought over. it was delicious and very filling. i make time every day to just sit down and enjoy whatever i am eating.

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Glad you were able to keep it out of your accounts--and sounds like a lot of fun for everyone.
The party was nice-and the weather was lovely --a bit cool so I didn't get in the Pool as I would have been chilyl afterwards. I tried a new recipe---used a can of lemon pie filling and an angel food cake mix together ---made a very moist lemon angel food cake---and only brought home a small piece of it for dh to have---so I consider it a success.

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Red hat pool party sounds amazing!

Yes, I've disabled the app from getting to my Google account. I saw a flurry of articles on that yesterday.

And there are some down sides, no doubt. But walking in the evening yesterday, DH and I kept running into people who are playing. There was much talk and laughter. It's not a bad thing if it gets us talking to our neighbors!

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They just warned on TV this morning that if you are playing this on Google on your phone that it can compromise your email and other things on your phone----be careful---plus people are walking into things and getting hurt while playing it. Always something, isn't it?
Did get outside yesterday and swept off the new patio and pulled weeds---got all caught up with my flower beds and keep watching for the tomatoes to ripen. Think I have one area to work on in the living room, then moving on to my bedroom.
Red Hat pool party tonight!

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The game actually plays as you walk--it's an app to encourage exercise!

Everything that I was waiting for at work came down on me at the same time. Gah! It will be a busy week, I can already tell.

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Earning time for your game? LOL--I do that to earn computer or game time--need that kind of incentive when at home.
I am trying to come up with how I am going to move everything in the living room so I can treat the hardwood floor---we bought a bigger rug for in there last year and I have never moved things around in there with that---thinking I might have to do the floor in thirds instead of in half.

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It was actually cool and pleasant, with a nice breeze.

I've started playing Pokemon Go. It's very silly, but I did take an extra-long walk this morning because I was playing, so that's a good thing!

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Woohoo to finishing that side. Guessing a porch party means that it is outside--is that how they let you know that it is an outdoor event in this heat? Glad it is not too back today---humiidity is supposed to be down today here for a couple of days but I haven't been out to see yet---but not a whole lot cooler but not supposed to hit 90 today so that is a bit better.

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That's why I don't put weeds into mine, either.

Finished weeding out that side, and picking the raspberries. I'm putting them in the freezer so that when I have enough I can make jam.

We have a porch party to go to today. It's a bit cooler and there is a breeze, so that's a relief!

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They do say that compost piles will do that, but I don't think mine would be as it is in the shade---only place for it that was out of the way was in the back alleyway.
Man, it was so hot yesterday that I didn't even want to do much in the house. Today we have a 16th birthday party to go to today--then I think we will either get dinner out or pick up something so we don't have to heat up the kitchen.

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Supposedly the piles are hot enough to kill the weed seeds.

Have company coming in for the weekend, and a party to attend for which I am baking wee cakes.

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Hmmm, all they are doing is spreading those weeds all over the city. I don't recycle weeds in my compost pile for that reason--figure the weeds will do better in the regular trash pile to help break it down a bit---LOL Do you have a local grocery store that still will use paper if you ask?
Heat wave supposed to go to triple digits for feel like temps outside this afternoon.

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I went out in the twilight and pulled a lawn-and-leaf bag worth of weeds. That's five to go to the curb tomorrow--our city collects and composts all yard waste that's in craft paper bags and uses it in the municipal gardens and around the buildings. Even though it was dusk, I came in drenched with sweat.Now sitting at my desk with a small fan trained directly on my--bliss!

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LOL, too funny about the clothes! This heat does not really make one want to work out--it zaps our energy right out of us. Honestly, it is even too warm to work out in the house--the ac is struggling to bring down the temps. I just went to water my friend's flowers while dh watered ours here at home---with this heat, you just cannot water during the day or the plants would just burn up. We pulled some weeds from the driveway, too.
My gd helped me go thru her books and we got rid of maybe a fourth of them---I will pack them up for the future, but if no grands on the horizon I almost am ready to give it all away. We will see how it goes in the next few years. Meant to have her go thru another area so that area might just be done by me. She is growing up way to quick for me!

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This week has been kind of a waste, as far as any working out goes. I've not gotten in a single workout. Sad, sad. Got to get myself back on schedule!

We had a good, soaking rain last night, but it's so hot today that I need to go out and check my containered plants to make sure they're not dried out. I'm going to try and do a little weeding, once the sun drops low enough. I did that Tuesday and it worked out.

I had to put on actual clothes like a grownup and leave the house every day this week. I don't like that--I'm very spoiled by working from home! LOL

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