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12/26/14 12:16 A

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I've read all of the "In Death" books and my librarians know that I want to be on the wait list for each book as it comes out!

Hope you are having a blessed Christmas as well!

The choices you make today will determine the path that your life will take.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.


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12/25/14 5:05 P

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emoticon I hope everyone is having a Blessed Christmas! emoticon

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Wow, I didn't get this post alert! What are you reading?

Yes, it's JDR (aka Nora Roberts.) I finished it and it was excellent... very good read! I am reading another one right now too... It's "Born in Death"by JDR... and so far so good!

edited. finished it last night - really good!

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Is that a J. D. Robb book? Love her! U have four books that I reserved from the library and they all came in at the same time. So...gotta read them. Darn. emoticon

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I started a new (old) book too, "Memory in Death." So far so good. I also did strength training yesterday for 120 minutes. Yes, I am sore today but in a good way.

Dark and rainy day, hope you don't get all wet again Kathy! emoticon

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Yep, I am officially done and ready for Christmas! I even got all of my presents wrapped yesterday. DD was at her friend's house and DS was at work with DH. Perfect time to wrap in the living room on the table. Easier on my back than trying to wrap in my room on my bed. I even got laundry done yesterday. Couple small things today and then I think I get to sit and read my book!!

How is everyone else doing?

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Merry almost Christmas! Sounds like everyone is almost ready for the big day! We got our Chili made and in cute mason jars for the neighbors and today I need to make corn bread and package it up. Then I am done! :)

I have some other things that I have to get done, so may not be on here much though! Mostly big sewing jobs that I haven't gotten to yet!

Yes, I try to steer clear of the mall this time of year - Yikes Barb I bet it was busy! emoticon

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Kelli, did you find a snowman? I'd probably go to Lowe's or Home Depot for something like that. And if you don't find one, look at Craig's list or yard sales next summer. Stoopid insurance companies!! I'm glad no one was hurt. Hope you get things cleared up soon.

Blake is at that age that Christmas is magical...so cool! Is your mom still in town? I'm glad that she could come visit and get some one-on-one time with you and your family.

Christine, are you all ready for Christmas?

I made the mistake of going to the mall area today. Holy cow was it busy!!! I went to Best Buy to get the last present I needed for Christmas. Tomorrow, three stocking stuffers from the corner Chevron and I'm done!! Yippee!! I get to stay home for most of the day tomorrow...until Bunco!

We will need to plan another walk after Christmas. Either the Saturday after or sometime in January...but not the 3rd - too close to Blake's birthday!!!

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Wow Kelli your visit with your Mom sounds like it went really great! I know she is usually not that keen on the grandmother stuff, but so glad she did for Blake!

Plus you sound like you have been really busy making sure Blake has a wonderful Christmas yourself! Taking some time off and doing stuff with Blake and making Spiced Run Cake sounds awesome!

I have been busy with cleaning too as my sister is planning to come for a visit after Christmas!

Wow so sorry about the bender fender! Dang insurance companies can really drag their feet sometimes on settling a claim.

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12/19/14 11:41 A

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Good Morning Everyone -

It has been another crazy week as I learn what is expected of me in my new job, and get the training for Lynn who started on December 1. Still bouncing around and trying to get everything done. I am loving it though. Office is still needing to get unpacked and organized, but it is a work in progress for the slow week of New Years.

So excited, I am taking vacation time next week and I have some special things planned for Blake. A gingerbread choo choo train, making some holiday candies and a rum spiced cake are all on my list of things to do. I have the house pretty well decorated and even got some lights up outside. I am going to look for a lighted snow man today and see if I can find something on sale. Barb do you have any good ideas??

Blake is really enjoying the magic of Christmas and can’t hardly wait to open his presents. I think we are going to throw in a second visit to santa, and the miniature trains are on the list for tomorrow. His birthday is the week after Christmas so I got the invitations out toay, and some cute fire truck things ordered for that. Then this next week is a whirlwind cleaning for Blake’s room to make room for all of his new Christmas goodies.

Sorry I have been so MIA lately, it has been crazy with my mom here and all of the stuff I have been doing. My visit with my mom was AWESOME. She did all the grandma stuff and then some.

I was in a car accident on Monday evening, no one was hurt, and it could have been so much worse. But the other driver’s insurance company is denying the claim and it is making me grumpy and frustrated. Ugh, I was not doing anything for once. As this was my third fender bender in 2 months, and it wasn’t my fault. So fighting with the insurance company right now, but also reminding myself that no one was hurt, Blake was NOT with me when it happened and so many people have so many big worries that make mine look small.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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12/14/14 4:22 P

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Thanks for corn bread idea - extra sugar never hurt any recipe either... !

Barb I know you can get all that done! I am dusting and cleaning stuff :(

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12/14/14 3:38 P

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I'm hoping for half price (or free) tire alignment. We'll see what happens.

I like the corn bread on the back of the corn meal bag - with extra sugar. emoticon

I've made three double batches...or maybe four?...of chocolate peanut butter balls. Will probably make two more double batches, but had to move on to other tasks. Planning to finish cards today, enter some invoices, make potato soup, dinner and still have time to peruse the ads. Think I can do it all? ME too!!!

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I hope that does work! Seems like these places think they can do whatever they want!

I hated the wind today but I liked the warmer temps... I even worked in my garage while wearing a light jacket!

Hunk is going to make friendship gifts for our closest neighbors... enough chili for each of them... and his chili is to die for. Glad because last year I was the one who made blueberry scones and honey butter for everyone. I am thinking I will make a corn bread of some kind to go with... any ideas?

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Went to pay for the tires today and couldn't - only three tires were shipped to the shop...not the four I actually need! Doh! Now the soonest it will be ready is Monday. Told them I wanted a discount since they are making me wait so long. We'll see if it works.

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Yeah the Jeep tires were about the same! UGH!!! And yes, so glad nobody was hurt!!! :)

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Thanks! That sounds like a totally doable recipe!! And thanks for the sympathy on the tire. We got it towed to the dealership...it'll "only" cost $700 for 4 new tires and alignment. But no one was hurt and that's what's important.

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Barb so sorry for all the trouble with the flat tire - ugh!

10 - Minute Toffee in a Frying Pan

2 sticks of salted butter (no subs)
1 cup of sugar
3 Tablespoons of water
1 Tablespoon Light Karo Syrup
5 ozs. sliced almonds (opt)
8 ozs. Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips

Have a greased cookie sheet ready to go before starting the recipe.

1. Melt first four ingredients in a fry pan. (electric if you have one).
2. Turn the heat to high and stir constantly in one direction, I used a flat side of a wooden spoon until mixture turns a light to medium brown color and gets a bit thicker. App 10 minutes (usually less for me in my pan).
3. Quickly mix in the almonds.
4. Pour onto greased cookie sheet, about 8" x 10" and spread it out a bit.
5. Pour chocolate chips on the hot candy, stir to coat the top.
6. Put into the freezer for a couple of hours to cool and harden.
7. Break into pieces and store in a tin at room temperature.

People gobble this UP! And the only thing I have ever heard going wrong is waiting too long after it turned light to medium brown and yes it will burn, which has never happened to me thankfully! :)

Anyone who tries this let me know how you liked it okay?

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12/11/14 12:18 A

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The cookies were totally edible - just ugly! They are gone already!! Sure, I'd love you toffee recipe. Thanks!

So...DH took DS to drum lessons tonight. On the way home, they passes the remnants of three wrecks. Apparently, the roads were not completely cleaned off and DH ran over something...flat tire! I had to drive all of the way from the Meridian exit to the Overland exit back to Eagle to get them. Then we had to wait about 40 minutes for the tow truck. Then, when home, time for dinner, hw, showers. Morning is going to come way too early!!

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Hi Everyone!!

Yes Antique world is still open and we also found another one antique mall on Franklin and Curtis, set back from the road and it was very clean and the owners were really nice. i haven't been to the one on Chinden.... ummmm sounds like another fun day for me and DH!

Sorry your GF cookies didn't turn out Barb :( I have an easy recipe for Toffee if you want it. People at work used to rave over it!

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Hi Jess! That antique store is Antique World (if it's the one I'm thinking). My DH and I used to have a booth in there. Great stuff! There is also a consignment/antique shop on Chinden, just down the road from Curtis...I think.

Been a busy week here. Gonna continue to be busy. Hope we can all get together for another walk tho!



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12/9/14 10:02 P

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Hello!! This board has been quiet this week!! How is everyone doing?? Im so glad to have some warmth...I think we have gotten out everyday

Christine, what a bummer they went out of business! I think ive been to the antique shop that you found...gotten a few treasures there too!

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Hi there Christine! You are right about tis the season for being busy!! I made GF chocolate chip cookies tonight - thinking I could take them to work. Nope! They taste fine. But they look really weird...dark and flat. Guess I'll have to do something else. The boss is allergic to peanuts, so i can't take chocolate peanut butter balls like I normally do.

I still need to go through the Sunday ads - a couple more presents to buy and a couple folks that I'm not sure what they would want. Plus we have a holiday breakfast on Wednesday - need to cook the bacon.

Better head off to bed. 4:15 comes really early!

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Tis the season... to be busy! Hope everyone is taking care of themselves as well as others. emoticon

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I hope everyone had a relaxing Sunday!

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Good afternoon everyone!

I am happy to be seeing lots of blue sky out there today!

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Hi Again Everyone!!

Barb, first off I am sorry to hear that Andrea is sick. Deanna is still around but she has had some def issues with her migraines. I hope everyone is feeling good again soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello! Andrea is sick and won't be able to join us in the morning. Christine, If you decide to make it later, just text us and we'll come meet you at the front door.

Went to the Christmas show at the fairgrounds today. It was great!! Kinda want to go back and look some more.

Might try to get my tree up this weekend too. So fun to have Christmas with the little ones. They are so cute!!

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Good Morning Everyone!

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Good Morning Everyone,

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Today I am going to go get my hair cut and then pull out the house decorations and get the stockings up. Blake is loving the excitement.

See you all tomorrow morning!!

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I doubt I can get up early enough to go. It takes this old body 2 cups of coffee to even think about walking... no promises but I will try to get to bed earlier on Friday night and we'll see how it goes. If I am not there by 7:30... walk without me... I gotta love all you early risers though! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Yes Kelli, I still want to walk on Saturday. Andrea is going to join us. Jess, you in? C'mon Christine!! One day? Walk with us!!

Jess, hope you passed. Fingers crossed for you.

Looking forward to the button pics!

Walking the halls at work right now and almost back to my desk. More later.

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Hi everyone!

Wow, Kelli you must have been really tired! And of course working your new position must have a learning curve as well. And now a Holiday work party to plan... keeping you hopping!

When is Blake's Birthday? Are you going to make him a cake? Girl you have a full plate with your Mom coming too! Get your rest!

Good on you for getting your runs in... this weather had in a bit of a funk and I've only been walking indoors. emoticon

I haven't started the button flowers but I got the idea from Pinterest. I spent almost all day yesterday just sorting the button out. Yes, I have lots of buttons.


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Hello Everyone -

It has been a crazy couple of days for me. I was so tired Monday night that I fell asleep on the couch while dinner was cooking. My wonderful husband finished it up, threw a blanket over me and put the baby to bed. Yesterday I at least made it through dinner.

I have managed to get out and run two days this week and been tracking my food intake again. I am feeling much better without all the crap.

Now trying to get everything ready for the Work Holiday Party, my mom coming to visit, and Blake's birthday.

Christine - How fun! I love antique shops, but have no where to put anything anymore. The button flowers sound really neat. Do you have any pictures?

Jess - Welcome back and hopefully you will get the results soon. I hate the hurry up and wait portion of things like that. Will you walk with us on Saturday if Barb is up for it?

Barb - How are you?

Off to finish some stuff up before lunch.

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The business must have failed because it was nowhere to be found! We did find a darling (clean) antique mall on Franklin and Curtis. It is kind of set back in the parking lot and we almost missed it. All I found was 3 white milk glass vases for my antique button flowers I am making from my mom's button collection. She had a lot of buttons.

Oh I do hope you won't have to wait too long for the results of the test. I do the same thing as far as worrying and second guessing myself.
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Hello! Whew!..Took my exam yesterday, I feel good about it but I have to wait about a week to get the results if I passed or not. Now I just keep rethinking and second-guessing myself...ugh! But now I can have a bit of a life again!

Christine- how was the flea market? I didnt know there was one on Cole, what kind of things were there? I love flea market & antique shows! :)

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Hi everyone! Gosh I haven't been on here for a while either (??) and I don't know why...

New boots sound great Barb!

I called off the dental work but I hate getting up that early so I will let you two enjoy yourselves. Tee Hee!

I am going to go check out the indoor flea market on Cole today. :) So I should get lots of steps! :)

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Hi All,

Once again I haven't been here forever.

Barb - Still want to walk on Saturday? If I don't hear back from you on the boards, I will text you later.

Christine - YUCK on having dental work done. Is it something major? I am a huge baby when it comes to dental work.

Barb - I hope the stores are closed too, because that WOULD be way tempting. I could do some damage in the short time that we walk. LOL...

Have a great day!!

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It's been a busy weekend for me! Friday was a little Christmas shopping and shopping for groceries.

Today was getting boots for me and DD followed by my grandpa's 98th birthday party. Plus laundry and gym.

Tomorrow will be all of the other stuff I didn't do yet. And crossing my fingers that I don't have to go into work tomorrow...hoping the projects will wait until Monday!

And everyone else? How's things?

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I hope everyone has a relaxing fun weekend! emoticon

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It was and still is! and I didn't do too badly with the calories either! Yay!!! emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you all had the perfect day!!

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I am thankful for all of you!!! emoticon

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How cute! Poor Blake - has to wait sooooo long! BTW, I totally know who Green Lantern is...part of my nerd cred!

I'm up for walking on the 6th!! 7:30 again? Hope the stores are still closed...too dangerous if they are not! LOL!

Christine, dental work that keeps you form walking the next day!?!? Hope it all goes well and you heal quickly!

I'll mention the walk to Andrea to see if she can join us too.

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I am getting some dental work December 5th so no walking for me.

Kelli that was a cute Blake story!

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Wow! Sounds like you two are going all out for Thanksgiving!!!

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P.S. Any one up for scheduling a walk on Saturday December 6??

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Hi Everyone,

Wow, it has been a while since I last logged on. And I thought I was doing so well.

I am ready for Thanksgiving, just have a couple of things to get at the store today or tomorrow... I know I shouldn't even attempt the store tomorrow, but may have to. I am cooking, and I know what you mean Barb. I miss most of the parade too and I really like the parade. Hoping that Blake will get into it.

I even have the Santa Present ordered, birthday invites ordered and birthday scheduled. I am feeling pretty good about now.

I have to work on Black Friday, so I will be putting up the Christmas tree at work and getting things ready for our holiday party the following week. It is kind of crazy at work right now and I am just hanging in until Monday when I won't have to run back and forth.

Here is a funny Blake story: I was talking to him last night, and he tells me that he wants a Flash Gordon and a Green Lantern for Christmas. They are super hero’s that fight with Superman and Batman, for those of you who haven’t heard of Green Lantern. He was a new one for me… anyways, he starts crying, and I say why are you crying? He says, I want to go see Santa and get my Flash right now! (sigh) Not quite what I had imagined when I was explaining Santa…

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Well I think the Fiesta dishes are really, really cute! :)

And I really, really hope you get that TV in the kitchen (Or I would go on strike!) Be sure to warn everyone ahead of time!

I don't as a general rule like shopping but... good luck to everyone else on Black Friday! Go get those deals!!!

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I did ask for a TV for under the counter and it did not arrive under the tree. Asking again this year. We'll see what happens.

Okay, time for me to stop!! I just ordered four more sets of Fiesta dishes from Kohls online. Got these for about $4 less that the first four sets. I am done! Of course, more will be on my wish list and I wouldn't turn more down!

So...anyone doing Black Friday shopping? I sort of am..planning to get my oil changed and then go grocery shopping. Not the same, I know.

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emoticon I finally got to walk with DH today!

Still working on my leaves. I should have finished them today but my back was still sore from yesterday! emoticon



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Barb you need to ask Santa for a TV where you cook. I saw one on a blog and while it was small it seemed like she liked it... oh there is a Thanksgiving parade? tee hee I really, really, really don't watch TV, but I am going to start petty soon! :)

Today I got a frozen Apple pie :) I will bake that! Yay on me!

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I almost wish I didn't cook. I need a tv for under my kitchen counter. I love the Thanksgiving Day parade and miss most of it every year because I'm in the kitchen. emoticon

Maybe this year I'll get to see more of it???

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I don't cook so.... emoticon I will be happy with what ever I get! :)

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My menu is set - I just need to go through my recipes to make sure I have all of the pieces and parts I need to make everything. And I go for it and just enjoy the day. I do get up, get the turkey in the and then go to the gym (or do the T-day 5k or something). And probably take a walk after. But, I will eat anything I want!

Loving the warmer weather. Makes the roads so much easier to navigate.


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What is everyone making for Turkey day? Are you going to keep things on the lighter/healthier side.... or throw in the towel & enjoy for just one day?

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Good morning Treasure Valley! We are thawing out! Yippee!

Only 5 more shopping days until Thanksgiving - Is everyone ready?

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Jess, seven tests? That's a bunch. But you are almost done!! Fingers crossed that you continue to do well...and don't get too nervous.

I think I'm going to try ot swing by Target tomorrow to look at their dishes. They had some in the Sunday paper that I really like..but I don't need the cup and saucer that came with each serving. Going to see if I can just get the pieces I want and need. And...might go look at chairs too.

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emoticon You're almost done Jes! We'll see you when you finish up your WIG (Wildly Important Goal!)

Barb, yes I agree this is a heat wave! I'm loving it! emoticon How was your breakfast?



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Thank you!... Im getting my Architecture License, 7 exams this is #6 - almost done! Yea, Im a horrible test taker, I clam up and forget everything & then get nervous...and then i get nervous about getting nervous... lol, im a mess!

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Jess, what kind of license? And best of luck to you!!

Christine, I'm totally loving the heat wave! LOL! Actually, the warmer temps did make the roads tons better. And I get to go have breakfast with a friend in the morning. Yay!

Andrea, welcome back! I totally understand not wanting to get back on the computer. We're happy to see you!

Since Jess can't make a walk until December, do we want to wait until then to plan one? Or do we plan one before and another after?

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emoticon Jess emoticon

Exams are terrible for me! I have to try to keep the panic away that I won't be able to answer something and then freeze :( I did manage to get my license to be a dementia caregiver for my mom though, but it was tough.

So all that being said All the Very Best Jess!!!

I know you can do it! emoticon

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Hello!! I am back! lol...Sorry to not respond - I am studying for an exam for my license & it REALLY stinks. My test is on the 1st of Dec, so I will probably not be able to meet until after that for a walk - but then I would love to!!



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Is everybody enjoying this heat wave we are having? I went outside and played in my yard today! Hahaha... just brushing snow off of things and stuff!

Barb I am also trying not to eat everything in sight! I need to lose some more weight, not gain it! :(

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Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't been on SP for a long time. I've been so busy, the last thing I want to do at night is log on to the computer. Stealing a few minutes now to say Hello. Hope you all are doing great!!! I'm ready for summer already. emoticon

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Oh man! I am fighting the urge to just eat all day!! I swear I've been hungry since I woke up.

I'm currently boiling open some packages in acid. In other words, waiting for the acid to do its job. So I'm sparking and playing WWF while I wait.

Luckily, I get to leave an hour early today. Run a couple errands and still beat the traffic home...I hope!

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Those quail ate all day long and when they weren't eating they were trying to nap from the previous cold night's sleep they had!

If this weather doesn't break I am going to have to go trying to get donations on the street in order to keep them fed! I think they went through about one pound of hard winter wheat, and 1 pound of quick oats and full sugar jam that was mixed in.

Folks is it any wonder we overeat when it is THIS time of year?



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Kelli, thanks for the heads up! That's scary AND a pain!

Christine, I bet the quails are pleased with you! And I wouldn't want to watch the owl ear either!

We need to plan a walk for sure. How does the Saturday after Thanksgiving work for everyone?

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Hiya everyone in the frozen Treasure Valley! I posted a picture of my covey of quail. They just got finished eating and they were all snuggled together trying to stay warm, so we aren't the only ones trying to stay warm! LOL

I will check my account Kelli and thanks for the heads up for everyone! :)

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Good Morning Everyone,

Just a heads up to watch your accounts, especially online ones if you have any information stored. Hackers are getting more and more creative. The bank yesterday stopped and disabled my debit card, and have sent me a new one, groupon has disabled my account. When I stopped at the store this morning the gal who was working told me I was the 8th person she had talked to that it happened too. So please guys just be aware. It is a pain in the butt to have to cancel your cards, get new ones and that make sure there is no fraud on your accounts. emoticon

Barb – I think I have won the heater wars with the maintenance guys. It was up to 68 this morning and yesterday morning, which with my heaters I can live with. Mornings are still a little chilly when I get here, but they plug my heater in… I put a note on the door and that is helping people feeling like I am still accessible. emoticon

I agree the snow emoticon HAS GOT TO GO!! I was late picking up Blake the other night, because Victory traffic was just stopped for over an hour…. So DUMB. I haven’t gotten home before 7 now all week.

Christine – I will try to get the pics up this afternoon… lost track of time yesterday. The quail emoticon (supposed to be a quail, not a duck) is awesome, it is fun to feed them. I hope your Owl makes a showing, they are such interesting creatures… I heard that all fifty states were freezing or below also. That means it is stinking cold everywhere. emoticon



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YES - This snow has GOT to GO! I heard that even Hawaii was cold last night as in 31 degrees! I had to go to the Library today and it was ugly out there! I heard that all of the 50 states are colder than normal right now :(

Thank goodness I am feeding the quail, as I now have about 30 plus of them lining up for lunch. My great horned owl has been hanging around and I am guessing he wants his meal too :( I just hope I don't see it!

My week is just fair I ran out of my meds for SAD and had to call them in to the doctors office today.

Kelli please stay warm! And I can't wait for the pics! Also very exciting for Blake to have Thanksgiving at his house! You will have to tell me what you are going to be serving! :)

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Kelli, I would not do well in your office...until it was warmer. I'm glad that you were able to get it warmed up.I hope the guys will still come visit.

All right...this snow has got to go!!! The freeway is too crowded it takes soooo long to get home. The back roads are snowy and icy and it takes soooo long to get home! Ugh!!!

DD and I worked are arms today - hoping for soreness (but not too sore) tomorrow.

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11/18/14 12:42 P

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Good Morning Everyone,

WOW, my morning started with my debit card getting hacked through Groupon. Of all the dumb things.... they were really nice and reversed the charges. But still it was a pain and 42 minutes on hold.

Now I am trying to get unpacked and organized somewhat. I am hoping my office supplies will show up this morning so that I can get my files organized.

My office is in the artic, I swear it is colder than Alaska!! Our building maintenance guys think we are saving money by having the heat turned down to 60. I threw a fit yesterday and got it turned up to 67 and got to keep my heater. I keep the door shut and it is nice and toasty in here.... but I hate having the door shut. I finally put a note on it that says come on in, the doors open. I miss the guys just feeling like they can come to me whenever...

So now I am off and trying to get things done. I am also hosting Thanksigiving in my tiny house this year for hubby's parents, and us. Blake is SO excited that Papa and Gramma are coming to HIS house. And I like to cook.

Wow, gave you guys a book this morning. Going to try to update my blog this afternoon with snow pics.

have a great Tuesday!!

Barb ~ Christine~ Jess~ Andrea~Deanna~ is there a walk in our future at all????

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Wow Kelli your office sound really cold! Sometimes when I used to work I would wear my black Sorrels all day! When I go out to feed the quail I wear my tall Cabela's water tight gore tex boots.

I loved those round disk sleds with the handles on each side! Boy I don't even know if I still have those! I would probably break my neck now! LOL

Did anyone get any cute pictures of your kids enjoying the snow?

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Hi Everyone,

I finally got my computer moved and trying to get used to be so far away from everything. It is weird, I can HEAR everything, just can't see anything. And it is like the artic back here where I sit now. They dug out an old ceramic heater for me, and I have it cranked up, the door shut, and my little space heater going full blast.

Blake got to play in the snow over the weekend, he was out in it a lot. I went and bought him snow pants, a snow coat, and snow boots, boots for myself and gloves for all. I also bought myself one of those infinity scarves. I love it and I swear I haven't taken it off since Friday.

Jess did your little guy like the snow?

Stay warm everyone, it is still cold and icy out there.

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Sledding is still tons of fun!

Barb yes take your time out there! emoticon



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When DD and I walked to the gym today, there were a bunch of kids sledding down the hill. Granted, the "hill" was about five feet long, but they were having a blast! More power to them!

Roads are mostly better, except in the subdivision. Still going to give myself some extra time to drive to work tomorrow just in case.

The choices you make today will determine the path that your life will take.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.


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I posted a photo of the snow in my backyard!

I remember when my son could not wait to go sledding, building a snow fort and generally loving the white fluffy stuff! Hope all the kids out there had fun on their snow day off from school!

I love watching the snow come down but really don't care for driving in it! I stayed home and puttered around all day, I even made a pineapple upside down cake. Ate one piece and it was yummy!

Edited by: CHRISTINEBWD at: 11/14/2014 (22:38)
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Hey everyone! Made it to work before it started snowing, but the drive home took forever!! I'm glad that I don't have to be anywhere until later in the morning. Anyone else ready for summer?

Tomorrow morning will be a bit hectic...I have a bunch of stuff to do before 10:00. After 10, I'm just shopping with a friend...and lunch! The hectic part will be done.

Drive safely everyone!

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WHAT is the FREEZING COLD WHITE STUFF falling from the sky?!! ....I am NOT ready for the cold! Did get some exercise shoveling & walking around Whole Foods. I hope we get enough tonight that I can take B out to play and sled in it....otherwise it can all just melt away! :) Hope you all are staying warm!!

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Hiya Kelli, swapping computers out can be a pain. I hope things go a smooth as possible though! I have been working on my computer this morning, for some reason it has been really slow.

No driving for me but poor Don had to go to a dental appt. Hopefully he is being his usual careful self!

I was cold yesterday in the morning but I am okay today, then again I haven't gone anywhere yet... and don't have any plans to do so. The perks of retirement, I guess. I am trying to work my way though some Flylady stuff today because the kitchen took a backseat when I was doing all the work on the restoration of the antiques. Check out stage 2 of the little chest Kelli! It is coming right along! :)

Everyone drive safe and try to stay warm!



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Good Morning,

Wow what a snowy day this morning. I am freezing, and haven't even taken my coat off at work yet.

Christine - Not quite all moved. Hoping to get the computer done this week, and the rest of the files.... not entirely sure it will happen.

Drive safely everyone, the roads are really slick with the snow.

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Kelli do you have your desk and office set up? I bet it is exciting for you!

Wow today was cold!!!

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Hi Everyone,

A very cold one today with the promise of snow tomorrow. YIKES, not ready for that.

Gotta get a move on and get some work done. I have been interrupted a million times this morning with fires that need put out.

Can't wait to schedule another walk.

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15 degrees this morning! I am watching the covey of quail in my back yard eat the leftover granola I left them this morning. :)

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