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Dorothy~OOPS on those keys! Glad you had a nice golf outing though.

Busy day here as the morning was errands for things like groceries that the family needs for camping this weekend, etc. After lunch was Maegann’s counseling appointment, a stop at the bank and then a quick turn around once home to take the dogs to the vet. Both needed nails clipped and one needed a well check. Just finished up leftovers for supper so am finally Sparking! The family is hoping to get out by 11 tomorrow and my very quiet days will begin!

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7/31/13 8:08 A

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Christina - just make sure to take care of yourself while so busy!

Janet - hope your tests come back aok - I would love 3 days to myslef. I would love 3 days to myself at our camp - it is so quiet and tranquil there - but not to be at this time .

It was a beautiful night for golf and I golfed well. The only bad part was when I locked my keys in the van emoticon my partner and I had to get a ride into town to get her car and get my spare keys.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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7/30/13 10:46 P

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I can usually make it 3 days before the place is too quiet. I've got co-op stuff to get ready for the first day of classes and then I'll be 98% done! I've got some other things planned around the house and a dinner out with Janette. Will have to handle the barnyard on my own too.... feeding, milking.... Requested the next Netflix movie "Grace Card" as I've never seen it and heard it was good so figured I should get something I'd like to watch. Have been adding a few movies into the instant queue as well.

Hooray for one more class to go! Enjoy your time with the boys and with VBS!

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7/30/13 10:25 P

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Janet I would love a quiet house for about 2-3 days! after that I might get a little crazy:)

Happy golfing Dorothy!

1 parenting class to go! We scheduled it for Aug 17. It is CPR. I'm not sure I'll have spark time for a couple days, Boys have football in the morning then we have VBS at the mission in the afternoon. Schedule will be really full! I look forward to spending that time with the kids at the mission.

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7/30/13 9:49 P

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Christina~Oh, yeah! House to myself beginning Thursday about 1 p.m. until Sunday afternoon! Can’t blame you for becoming impatient when customer service has been lacking. Glad it’s done! I’ve had similar questions while filling out paperwork for therapies and diagnosis stuff. Hope the parenting class goes well tonight. Nice that Gary is walking with you!

Dorothy~Hope that rain stayed away so you could enjoy your golfing tonight!

Doctor appointment went well this morning. My knee soreness is now coming from my lower back so I need to keep that stretched out. Felt so nice after I left. Not perfect, but nice. Will have another live blood test next Wednesday and praying the liver toxicity is gone. Not sure what to do with myself as I’m used to spending 3x/week at that place! Am still very tired and he found that my body is not converting my fat cells into energy so I’m another supplement to get that working. Just want to feel like myself again.


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7/30/13 1:28 P

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Christina - nice that you and hubby are finding alone time for walking - awesome. I am sure the questions they ask aer as weird as other forms - makaes me a little crazy. I feel your pain - never fun stopping in a place of business - the wait always makes me crazy! I always put off going into AT &T.

Janet - I hope they can figure out what is causing you to be so tired. Having the house to yours self sounds wonderful!

Suppose to golf tonight - its looking good - we might make it through 9 holes.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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7/30/13 10:42 A

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Janet. Does this mean you will have the house to yourself???
I guess I was being a bit impatient:) we tried 3 times to cancel and there is always a wait. I ended up waiting about 20 min and it took them about 3 mins to help me:) we tried canceling in line and by phone as well. I'm glad I waited and got that off my list!

We have parenting class tonight. I worked for several hours yesterday on the paper work. The questions are do funny like how does your fam express happiness, frustration, love, affection, anger...?had to fill out papers on each kid...

Gary and I have been walking every morning before he goes to bed and I really enjoy that!

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7/29/13 6:26 P

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Dorothy~Amazing what good rest will do for us.

Christina~Hope you got that internet taken care of without hurting someone! LOL

Got that last IV treatment done this morning (hopefully) and otherwise have just been very tired. Ran some errands and had lunch out with the kids and then I slept. Was able to print out photos for scrapping while the family is gone this weekend and now I'm sparking. Ready for another nap though. Have a doctor appointment tomorrow for my knee and to find out what is next for this liver/blood detox that we have going right now.

Countdown is on for the camping trip.... they leave Thursday morning or at least after lunch.

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Happy Monday!
Boys had football early this am, just dropped Matt off to lead a bible study. I'm waiting(not so patiently ) at the Verizon store to cancel the Internet we had with them since we now have huges net.

Janet I hope your feeling well and this was your LAST iV treatment! I enjoyed the pictures

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7/29/13 1:27 P

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Christina - will you be able to stick it out - you alwasy seem to be volunteering. Good job on the classes.

Janet - sorry your kneww was giving you such issues - no fun. Hope its your last IV as well.

Well - I think I finally got some good rest this weekend and am feeling much better. Dropping Micahel off to scouts tonight and then to alnon for me.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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7/28/13 9:58 P

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We enjoyed our time at First Christian (old church) this morning and then came home and had lunch before heading to the Fair. We had a great time but my knee wasn't as happy. Aching like crazy! Can't believe walking is still causing it so much issue. Sigh! Anyway...came home and took a long nap and now that is almost 8pm I'm sparking.

Tomorrow morning I begin the day receiving my last IV (praying it is the last one). Nothing else planned for the day so we'll see what comes.

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7/27/13 10:04 P

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Dorothy~You need to visit my "voodoo" doc about that fatigue! Hope you had a good Saturday!

Christina~Smart choice on the volunteering with everything else that is going on in your life. Have fun with VBS. Our church has VBS this week and I'm steering clear!

I had a quiet day which didn’t translate into many fitness minutes, but since I’m still nursing this knee it was enough. I began the day getting my fruits & veggies from Bountiful Basket, ran a couple errands, accomplished 30 min. of Wii Fit, had lunch, went to see a movie with the hubby, had supper and now I’m Sparking.

Tomorrow after church/lunch we’re heading to the county fair. I need to get my pedometer set again to see how many steps I get.

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Janet Glad M is ok!

Gar and I are going to a parenting class early this morning then we only have 2 left! I have a wedding shower this afternoon. That will be fun!
My schedule is a bit overwhelming with football. I really will have to cut out most of the volunteering for this season. I am leading crafts for the mission VBS next week, after that I'm not doing anything else this year. I really feel like I need to focus on my family and any little ones we foster.

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7/27/13 7:18 A

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Christina - today is day 1 - I will let you know what I think!

Janet - fair time already - where has our summer gone? Our fair here is in tow weeks - hard to beleive!!

I have been so ridicously tired lately - wish I knew what was going on - everytime I go to the
Drs they tell me how healthy I am - guess I should not complain!


Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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7/26/13 10:53 P

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Dorothy~I tried to stay near the calorie levels for each meal, but I didn't follow their meal plan. I did lose the first week. Not sure why I didn't stick with it! Good luck! I haven't noticed anything from the IVs yet, but they will probably do another live blood test next week I'm guessing to see how things are looking. I should be feeling a lot more energy so maybe once the pituitary is working better again that will happen.

Christina~Maegann is okay. Thankfully it turned out to be nothing other than a very sore upper arm. She's been icing it and keeping ibuprofen/Tylenol going. If she hadn't mentioned "heard a crack" I would have waited until this morning if it was still hurting so much.

I did have energy this morning so I took advantage of it and got a lot of food prep accomplished and some cleaning. I crashed about 2, but I'm thankful for signs that the pituitary supplement is helping.

Tomorrow I'm going to get the old routine going again of heading to the gym before picking up my Bountiful Basket. I did stop by this morning when I was out to buy a few grocery items I needed as I wanted to get the manger's thoughts on what to avoid because of my knee and lower back, but she wasn't there. Oh well. May need to mow the lawn with the push mower as the riding one is needing a part. Will depend on how I feel and how long the lawn got this week. I may wait and tackle it Tues/Wed mornings. Otherwise, not much tomorrow. Sunday we're heading to the country fair during the day and then I'm going to take Maegann back in the evening for "The Afters" concert.

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7/26/13 10:30 A

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Dorothy I have not bought the new book yet. I bet changing things up will help! Are you still on the A Team? I'm still not sure if there is a significance to the "casual" in casual travelers or not. I am being more active again and making healthier choices. Meeting Heather and hearing her tell how much better she felt really motivated me!

Janet I saw M had an injury and you had a trip to urgent care. Is she ok?

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7/26/13 8:28 A

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Janet - do the IV's seem to be working??

Had a good rest day yesterday and id make myself go grocery sopping - I tried to buy everything as I am planning on follwoing the Spark Diet for the next 2 weeks as close as I can. Man - spices sure are expensive! I am so use to grabbing a banana for breakfast and I ususally eat peanut butter with it and buying lunch at work. We have a cafeteria at work and you can buy lunch for a buck and I generally get a salad every day. They have so many wonder fruits and veggies on there salad bar. So making my breakfast and lunch everyday sure is going to be a big change. But it is only a 2 week plan and I am hoping switching up what I eat everyday may help get the weight coming off again!

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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7/25/13 6:27 P

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Dorothy--Glad Michael enjoyed camp! Sorry you're tired too.

I haven't been able to reach Kelly either. Too bad Heather couldn't connect up with her.

Got through my IV this morning quickly again. Then did some math with Maegann. Sorry she has to repeat everything but she will fly through it for a time, but since even many add and subtract facts aren't memorized it is worth doing. Took a nap this afternoon and now I am waiting on Isaac to be done at therapy. Should be done anytime.

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Christina - Heather trid to reach her as her and I were going to try and insclude her in our excursion. I hope all is ok. Your adventure in the smokeys sounds like fun - I am sure it will be. Here you on camping - even when we go spend time at camp it is a lot of work and we do not hat to drag alot of stuff with us.

Janet - I hear you on the exhaustion - i litterally struggled delivering papers today so I listened to my body adn called off from work and took a 3 hour nap. The only reason i got up is because I took Micahel to karate - and found out they were closed this week. But i decided to stay up a get muy sparking done - I am going to try and take anotehr nap - especially since I want to go to alnon tonight.

We picked up micahel last night - it was wonderful to see him. His bag was a bit smelly since it rained every day he was in VA - so I washed everything in it. He had such a good time other tham the rain and wet fee. And he got to zip line! What an adventure he will always remember so well worth the money!

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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7/24/13 9:25 P

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Dorothy~Sorry about another golf outing being rained out. Bet you’re enjoying hearing all about Michael’s adventures.

Christina~It does take a lot of energy to get things back in place after camping. Just extra dirt! Yum on the peaches! Casual Travelers team? Is that a “special” one like the Walking & Running type one I’ve seen noted?

Good visit with doc this morning regarding the knee and my lack of energy. Outer hamstring was a mess and very sore. Will ice tonight. Said "no twisting ever for exercise" but can do things that don't stress lower back and knee. Said stationary bike would be great. Elliptical is probably okay too now. My low energy is due to a tired pituitary so I am taking a natural supplement to assist with that. Said he would test it again tomorrow before my IV. Guessing he may put some extra vitamins in it.

Counseling with Isaac was interesting today. He and Travis came out with these papers listing consequences and rewards if Isaac has a good day of behaviors and/or does his chores/school well. I blew holes through it easily as he had neglected to tell Travis what our current system is for those. On the way home I discussed with Isaac that there are times you should just do your best because it is the right thing to do and not every chore should have a reward because you are part of a family and we all have things we are to do. This must have come up because he was so angry about me checking his work on dishes right before we left. He’s gotten very lazy and uncaring.


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Hi Mommies!
I got lost for a couple days! I had mounds of laundry when we got home from the lake. It always takes a couple days to clean up from camping. I got a box of fresh peaches so I plan to make some jam tomorrow.

I was assigned to the casual travelers this round of the 5%summer weight loss. I have extra motivation because our fall vacation is in the Smokey Mountains. You all know how I love to hike! I want to enjoy it rather than be exhausted. All 7 of my boys ,2 DIL's Jays girl Rachel, my mom and stepdad, and Granny are all staying in a big cabin. Should be quiet the adventure!

I have looked Kelly up a few times and no response emoticon

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7/24/13 7:35 A

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Janet - I am dragging most days too but I think it is because I average 5 to 7 hours of sleep a night and I need more - sure wish I could figure out how to get more. Got rained out again last night - got 3 holes done but we should have stopped at 2! That was when the thundering started! So we went in the club house and ate. Micahel comes home today and I can't wait to see him - I think he has had a good time. Where the heck is Kelly - I think we need to go find her!

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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Enjoy the golf game tonight Dorothy! emoticon

The IV yesterday went great. She got a fast vein again so I was done within 90 min. total. Nice! Came home to crabby kids (they woke up that way) so I packed them up and headed to church to get the co-op supply boxes put together for September and to clean out the art supply shelves. Realized today it is a good thing I did not wait to do the co-op supplies next week on my own when the family is gone camping. VBS is happening so it would have been a zoo around there!

We all got good reports at the dentist this morning from our 6 mo. cleanings. The aching that always comes with mine is kicking in so I'm glad we stopped for an early lunch on the way home before that happened and so the kids could use their earned ice cream cone coupons.

Nothing much going on here today and I'm thankful because I'm just tired. I see the doctor in the morning for more knee work so will ask if this fatigue is from all the stuff I'm doing to clean up my blood and liver.

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Janet - a few days would be bliss - lol! Hope all went well with IV.

Christina - my pedi was purple - kept meaning to tell you.

Well its golf night - hope the rain holds off. Went to a really good alnon meeting last night.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the differance.

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Dorothy~Glad you enjoyed that time to yourself. Mine is coming Aug 1-4 as the rest of the family goes camping!

Off to get breakfast and then head our for my IV.

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Janet - you are so wise - sounds like you have it figured out. Hope this week goes a little smoother for you with your mood swings.

Micahel sounded a bit cranky last night - m ust be raining alot where he is - said all of his socks and his shoes are wet. I told him he would be home in a few days. He did get to scuba dive though - that is something I never got to do!

Mike had a rehab picnic to attend yesterday so I had the whole house and day to myself and I enjoyed it. I putsided around the house and yard getting things done that I wanted to - my kind of day!

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Daisy~You will be busy with VBS and swimming! Good to see you here!

Dorothy~I imagine your temp felt hotter due to humidity. Glad you enjoyed time with the family.

Maegann was ready to take on the bullies this morning and I had my prayer warriors working overtime for God's will in all this. I was proud of her for being ready to take them on, but I was not thrilled with the plan so was thankful when none of the mean kids were there today. That's amazing in itself as there are 6 of them total. Naturally Maegann was angry because she'd spent so much energy and time being ready for nothing to happen. I allowed her much time to get past the anger and then discussed with her what God might be saying. She only sees "this wasn't the right time." I saw "this isn't what you need to do" as He has cleared the decks before when she's been totally worked up to face people if necessary. Tim and I decided we now know we need to protect her from herself for a time and are figuring out ways that we aren't at this church but maybe once more as a family until September 8 when these kids move into the teen group. I think they'll forget about her as they are in a totally new environment once they've made that switch and the "5th grade class" will be a thing of the past. We believe she needs to be ready to face situations/people at any time instead of forcing the situation. It's a life skill we all need!

Otherwise, just tired and thankful that TOM arrived this morning to level out these mood swings. It's been a wild week with those.

Tomorrow... IV treatment #4. I'll be glad when these are done.

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Hello all. Baby 4 months & in walker. Freed up my hands a little. Second guessing our choice to buy a fixer upper with small children....NEVER enough time on weekend. VBS this week and swim lessons next week. Happy good eating love to all!

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Janet - pool time if always fun time when mom can sit in shade and read! Maybe you should avoid those kind of twists!

Christina - sounds like a fun time - enjoy!

Went to DGS's birthday party and it was fun to see everyone. Going to DD's pool part next Saturday as long as the weather holds out. We finally got a cool front - its only 78 but I have been working outside and it still feels hot - lol!

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Dorothy~I did have a better day. Was a bit shaky first thing so added Holy Basil to the mix and then seemed to do the trick. Thankfully we don’t have high humidity so our heat is a dry one. I’ve experienced the other kind…wasn’t a fan! Glad the meetings are helping you so much and nice that you had a friend to go with.

Christina~Lucky you at the lake! Enjoy! Thank you for praying for Maegann. She’s still talking about it so it is still something she’s gearing up to do.

We were able to get our volcano study done and Maegann is working on the actual volcano and should be ready to erupt by Sunday sometime. The kids then headed out to play after lunch so I decided to attempt the Wii Fit just to see how it went and I was doing fine until torso twists. That’s the motion that sets those muscles to screaming. Have ached ever since and ibuprofen doesn’t help. I will ice later tonight and see if that helps. Then we did a spur of the moment thing and invited a couple of their friends to go to the pool for the afternoon. Was glad their friends were able to go on short notice. Anyway, they all had fun swimming and I sat in the 104 heat (shade at least) for two hours reading and watching. It was fun though.


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Hello from the lake!

Sonya I will look up your page when I get back home. I only have my phone for Internet here.

Dorothy I'm glad you found a good support group! Are you toenails hot pink? That would be my choice:)

Janet, your M is a brave girl! I'll be praying for her.i hope The mood swings settle down.

My boys are back from fishing, so my quiet time is up

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Janet - I am not sure if you have the humidity that we have but it is enough to cause a mood swing. It is exhausting me - hope today is a much better day for you.

WEnt to a really good alnon meeting last night with a really good freind - it is so educational and helping me to see things so much clearer. I guess I am not as perfect as I thought I was - lol!

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Heather~Were you able to connect with Sandydollar?

Dorothy~Heat is getting to me as well and I haven't been out in it like you.

Not doing well this afternoon. The IV went fine but when I got home a mood swing hit hard and I couldn't think clearly and just kept crying. Finally texted Tim and he had us all meet him for lunch (I think he wanted to see if he should come home or not.) and that helped a little but I'm still just dragging. Took a nap about 2 and now it is time to take Isaac to his 90 min. group.


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Heather - poor guy - hes had that for 2 weeks - hope it gets cleared up this time around. I bet you are ready to get settled at your base for the year. Look at you still looking up people - you are the best!

Sonya - I will try to check out your website. Congrats on finishing up ypour course.

Chrsitian - what fun to get away for the weekend. I need a little mini vacation!

Janet - what a brave girl and she has definately come along ways - sounds like the counseling is really helping!

Didn't do much last night - i got a pedi and watered all of my gardens and went to a alnon meeeting. Can't beleive how tired I am - I think the heat is really wiping me out!

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Welcome back to Idaho!! Glad Matt got help for the ivy again. Poor thing. Bet you will all be thankful to be off the road.

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Hi ladies, we are in Kellogg, ID. Stopped in Bozeman to have lunch with friends from college. Matt ended up going to a walk in clinic. As soon as he finished his prednisone rx th explosion ivy on his legs started up again and spread more. Dr. Prescribed another round and gave him a shot to get it started. He is already much better. His arms and most other places are all cleared up.

After the week at my parents we head to Silverton, Oregon which will be our base for this year while we are home.

Wil catch up more Friday.

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Sonya~Website looks great!

The testing results were interesting. Both kids are low on Visual Processing which means I'm making the right choice regarding the new math program. Maegann scored lower on short-term, visual and processing speed. Explains why math is difficult for her! Otherwise she tested above the average for long-term, logic & reasoning, auditory processing, words/spelling of sounds. Isaac was extremely high on processing speed and auditory processing. More proof he does hear us! LOL Actually for him the processing speed is too fast which causes other issues. He was near average for memory stuff and lower on spelling of sounds. We won't pay for the tutoring as it would be over $3000 for a 12-week thing 5x/week but she was willing to offer some ideas on things to try.

Maegann has a plan of attack for Sunday morning at our current church. She wants to end this with the lead bully so she can move on. Evidently if something doesn't happen randomly in the gym area she plans to go to that class so she can deal with it there. Please pray that she will remain this confident to actually go through with it on Sunday. I think it would help her so much to prove to herself she can actually stand up to them. Her counselor said to make sure she says, "I am sick of YOU insulting me (or something like that)." Emphasis on the person instead of the action being the problem. I pray she can do it and that God will offer the opportunity.

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Dorothy-Glad the inhaler helped. How was golfing?

Christina-Fun time at the lake for you! Enjoy!

Sonya-Will check out your site tonight.

My big event for the morning was going out to buy a cherry pitter and then Maegann helped process the 18 pounds of sweet cherries I bought through Baskets. Now I a m sitting at therapy. Afterwards will pick up a prescription and then have a little time before heading to get kids' test results. Making fish for supper and then need to do some co-op work. Tomorrow morning is the next IV

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Dorothy - Thanks for the positive feedback. I am always afraid people will think I am going to try and puch them into becoming a product rep. I guess it's because everyone I ever met involved with AMway always tried to push ME into doing that.

Ladies - I finally finished my parent student web site this morning and would love to have some feed back from parents. On the syllabus page I included a link for a document that tells parents everything they would want to know (I think)

http://sonyasherman.wix.com/parents#!

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Good morning girls!
The positive side of getting out early is that I seem to get a lot done. I have already cut my gpa's hair and drive into town to buy my boys football gear. I've made it back in time to pick the boys up from practice. The bad part is I didn't get my morning walk in or my bible study:(

We are headed to the lake tomorrow afternoon for a long weekend I'm really looking forward to it!

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Sonya - I think that all of the Amway products are good products - they do not use tons of fillers like many products do and I really do not think negatively about them - I was involved two differant times with them and both times were good.

Heather - I don't know how you are doing it - cross country twice in a month - I would be exhausted too. The pools sounds like lots of fun - enjoy. What is next??

Janet - lots of testing. I used my inhaler this morning before walking and I felt so much better - maybe why I have no energy?? Can't wait to hear what your results are.

It was hot golfing last night but I ahd a good game so I am pretty happy. Steill seating like crazy - it looks like we may get a break on Staurday.

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Dorothy~Wish my toxins would leave that easily! LOL Hope you have fun golfing tonight.

Sonya~Sometimes I do have medium or small loads, but usually large. Yes…the Amway name is a negative for many. Doesn’t make their products bad though!

Heather~You made good time to be in Billings! We have good friends there. Sounds like a great hotel! What happens after the week at your parents place?

Another fairly quiet day here. Began by getting my 2nd IV treatment and was thankful it went quicker today. Really makes a difference what vein they use. This one made me a bit more tired. Next one will be Thursday and then I can say "halfway done." Got some things done around the house and then had Maegann tested for coconut sensitivity. She is definitely sensitive so no cooking with that oil around here!

Tomorrow...another quiet day. Nothing until Maegann's counseling appointment and then going to get the testing results from the stuff they did on Monday. That will be interesting and helpful.

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I am so ready to be "off the road". I did well at the beginning of the trip but I need to be where I can control my intake better. Two more days driving and then we'll be at my parents for a week. Not looking forward to getting on the scale. We're in Billings, MT.

Sonya- excited for you for the supplements helping and personal trainer friend.

Janet - that test sounds a little like the test Nick had with a few drops of blood from his earlobe.

Christina - was your night of babysitting as quiet as you hoped?

Doro - hope the remaining days go well for Michael.

Watching the kids play in the pool. This is a hotel we went to four years ago and they've talked about it ever since. They call it the "wipe out" hotel from the tv show because of fun things in the pool.

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So I am doing some research on the products I am selling and trying to not associate too much with Amway just because so many people have a negative idea about the company and I amnot trying to convince people to be a rep, just show them how good the products are.

I did some research yesterday. Tideand every other detergent I checked tells you on the front of the package how many loads of laundrythe product will do but when you check the fine print on the back.... it's how many MEDIUM size loads you can wash. Does ANYONE really wash a medium load of laundry? That is SO misleading! Once I figured out how many large loads the Tide would wash, my product was less expansive(by 8 cents per load) and takes up a lot less space. Made me happy!

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Sonya - I use to sell amway and use to use those suppleiments - they are very good supliments. Right now I am using GNC Ultra Mega Green Vegetarian Supplemements and I really like those but I will keep that in mind where I can get them. Wonderful that you connect with your freind and could get her connected to your church.

Christina - I sure will be glad to get him home - He did call yesterday and I think he is struggling a bit - he just needs to relax and enjoy and the time will fly by. I get up early every morning but Sunday so I hear you on that!

Janet - that is wonderful news for Megaan - sounds like some people get what is going on! Sure hope they can gert that knee straightened out!

I mowed last night and seated - the humidity has been incredible this year - I am sure I have no toxins left in my body I have sweated so much. Tonight is golf, tomorrow a pedicure, and Thrisday a hair cut and color. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Dorothy~Hope “Mr. Attitude” enjoys Jamboree. LOL We had a “Mr Attitude” at our house yesterday too!

Sonya~That’s great that your friends came to church. Relationships are so important as far as plugging into a church. Your grandbaby is adorable. Been enjoying the photos on FB. Congrats on the 4 lb!

Christina~Sorry the tendonitis is still being such a bother. We’ve been laughing as the pools will be closing Aug. 24 which signals the start of most schools around here. I’m planning field trips once public school is back in session!

Began the day with the doc working on my knee. Really need the bruising to go away so we can determine what is pain from that vs. the actual knee area. He got more muscles working and I can tell the difference and am feeling jabs off and on from them. Once done there I came home and got the kids and off we went to Build-a-Bear. It was a fun time. We even did some early Christmas shopping for their dad as they are carrying Smurfs right now due to the new movie coming out. He has always loved them so we got him a Papa Smurf. Now we’re hanging out at home until time to head to Learning RX for the kids’ testing. They are able to identify their strengths/weaknesses with learning which will help in how things are presented. Planning bbq chicken since we won’t be home until after 5:30. Tomorrow morning…IV treatment and I also plan to run Maegann in later in the afternoon and have her tested for coconut to rule out whether she is sensitive to it or not.

I sent an email to the head of the missions council at church to see if they still wanted Maegann on the team as she is no longer able to be their liaison to the children’s department. Received a wonderful note back from Liz saying how much they all love her and her heart for missions and that they would find things for her to do that don’t involve the kids or teens. Let Maegann read it too…she needs the positive words.


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Sonya congrats on that -4#!!!! That is awesome! I agree completely that my mood is much better and I generally feel better when I am regularly exercising. I am trying to ignore the tendonitis in my foot and keep moving:) Resting it got me nowhere but a weight gain.

Dorothy after week of no Michael you'll be excited to have him back even with the teen attitude:)

My boys started the "real" football practices this morning. the others where all voluntary. they are exhausted! I'm not liking having to get up at 6:30 in the summer.

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Oh, by the way, if anyone needs or is interested in the vitamins, supplements, or anything else Amway sells, I would be happy to get it to you wholesale.

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Good Morning Ladies!

What a great weekend! I got to sing in praise team (second week in a row) and a friend of mine who was wounded (like me) at the last church we served in for 6 years, came to visit Sunday because I invited her when we met up because she brought her youngest son to VBS this week. She and her family have been out of church for about a year and a half. We talked for 30 minutes or so each night after VBS and I was so excited to see her Sunday. Her husband had to work but told her he'd come next week. We used to sing together and she is a dedicated servant so I hope to get her "plugged into" our family!

Kept the new grandbaby yesterday afternoon. He's 2 months old so fun to feed cuddle then send home....LOL

Yes, it is AMAZING what doctors can do with bloodwork these days. Our oldest daughter, Meg, is in the Navy stationed at Bethesda and works with the Wounded Warriors. She was diagnosed with MS last year. It is a VERY aggressive case. They inject nanites - like tiny computers - into her blood as decoys for the disease to attack. BLOWS MY MIND.

I am down 4 pounds this morning. Love all my supplements. I take the Nutrilite vitamins and supplements which are owned and sold by Amway. They are very pure and the process is owned and controlled from seed to my front door. I feel great and I am cutting my "happy pill" in half now. I really don't think I need it now that I get endorphines from excercising, but the Dr said not to just drop it all at one time so I am only getting 5 mg's now. I really forget so easily how much better I feel when I workout!

Hope you ladies had a wonderful weekend as well.

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Janet - glad you had a quiet day - sounds like it was much needed. Good to know too that you are making progress with finding the right church.

Helped myd aughter yesterday planting plants - I am pooped. Glad to be at work sitting in the air conditioning - lol! WE also took Mr Attitude to catch the bus last nigth for jamboree - must have been the anxitety of getting there!

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Hanging out in lobby while kids are in Sunday School. We agreed to take this one off the rotation. Just not a fit for our family.

Two tired kids after a late night. Hopefully we won't just be wishing for bedtime.

Tomorrow I begin the day with the doc working on my knee. Afterwards will take kids to Build a Bear and possibly lunch out somewhere.

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