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4/30/16 9:19 A

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We are finally getting rain this morning...the nice soaking kind. All the predicted rain has either gone around us or gone by so fast that we got very little. Our clay soil gets hard as rocks when it gets too dry...(and is awful mud when it finally gets soaked!) The rain has changed our plans for the day (and may make getting the rest of my walking difficult..good thing I started early. Am at about 4000)

Hope you are not having issues with all this wild weather. I think of you often when I hear of the storms and flooding etc.

Greetings to everyone...hope you make good choices today. emoticon


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4/30/16 8:40 A

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That's quite the best. Burglars can use the oversized doors, so using special signals is great. Kiwis critter door is small and Bella is afraid of it flapping on her head. I have to get on the floor and lift the flap for her. She usually will go in and out our door to the fenced in privacy area. She is a funny little sweetheart.

We have intermittent light rain today. Lots of rain overnight. Mosquitoes were biting on the dogs final walk last night. Yuck!,

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4/29/16 5:26 P

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My daughter used a doggie door the likes of which I had never seen. The dogs (big dogs) wore a collar with some kind of signal on it and when they approached the door, it would allow them to go through..but other critters could not open it! When they were away, the door could be secured so noone could come or go.

You should have seen all the stuff we found between the walls when we were renovating 30+ yrs ago. Whole skeletons of chickens squirrels, snakes...etc. plus eggs (which my kid stomped on and ran everyone out of the building that day)...all sorts of things in addition to the animal remnants.

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4/29/16 3:54 P

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It's pharaoh ants that give me a hard time. They're so hard to eliminate once they create a path inside. So far no invasion this year. Cross fingers.

Kiwi's critter door lets in wild life at times. We have to be vigilant. Since ours was jeri-rigged around plumbing, and under a bathroom vanity, we couldn't use the sliding vertical door. So we have an outside wooden door I can secure when we go away. I use a chopping block with a waste can to secure it in place overnight.

Your open plan does make entry inviting for the creatures.

Jean from Texas
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4/29/16 11:05 A

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Well, it is..sort of. Metal cans with lids is the best. On one occasion I found mice chowing down in the birdseed here IN the house..so it is not fool proof unless you put the lids on securely. You've seen my house so you know how critter proof it is NOT.

Beautiful morning here today. Already have almost half my steps.Chimney sweep coming this afternoon. I slept pretty well last night so have energy to get busy today. Sunshine certainly helps.


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4/29/16 8:35 A

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Seems the safest place to store feed if you don't want wild life helping themselves. Grins.

Off to teach music today.
Storm may come in, but only "possible."

Be safe

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/28/16 3:27 P

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Glad the weather has cleared. Sure makes it easier to do the steps,,,,and to tackle other stuff. I am washing a very dirty floor in our "back hallway" (where everyone comes in!) I am doing it in sections today rather than trying to do the entire floor all at once. today the feed bags were all out of the way so I did all down that one side of the hallway before we bought feed. I dislike storing it in our hallway indoors, but that is where it has all ended up...corn, birdseed, chicken feed etc.

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4/28/16 1:03 P

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Home today. Did some light shopping.

Great weather here, too.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/28/16 8:28 A

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Wow...that must have been a challenging day for you and all the kids. At least you all had something to talk about to get the day going! The news of all this wild weather does have us watching the weather and praying for friends and family in areas that may be affected. A friend of mine in the Wichita area posted video of the heavy hail they were getting..she was praying for no roof damage since they can't afford the repairs that would be necessary.

Things are warming up here. I am getting much of my walking done early if I can to beat the warming afternoons. I mow in the late afternoon. Grass is growing despite our dry April...I barely make it around the yard before it is time to start again. Trees are leafed out and I am loving the spring blooms. Still haven't decided what flowers to put out in addition to all my over-wintered plants.

Hope everyone has a good day..and makes good choices!

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4/27/16 5:32 P

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The tornado was upsetting news with the warning sounding off at 4:37 this morning, but we were not hit.

I taught 1st grade today.

So very very many of our young children were uprooted from their beds and sleep, and stashed with blankets and pillows in tubs, closets, or under stairs until the danger was past. Then at 6:00AM, they had to get up and come to school as usual. Believe me those little darlings were wired to begin their day of school. Eventually they calmed down, but understandably being uprooted and stashed in a safe place had an impact on their equilibrium.

Willis School district further down I-45 towards Dallas closed for the day bc of heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and the tornado threat. I heard that Spring (where we used to have an art gallery) did have the tornado touch down. I haven't been home long enough to watch the news for a more detailed account of where it hit, and how much damage it created.

Stay safe

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/25/16 11:44 A

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Thank you!

Teaching grammar to 10th graders today. So rewarding. Love this opportunity.

Color me happy!

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/25/16 8:08 A

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You are amazing! Go, Jean!


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4/25/16 7:39 A

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Thank you, thank you for loving our new little guy.

I am teaching Mon, Wed., and Friday this week plus Monday again next week. Love being in the classroom. Hope my stamina holds up.

Giving up caffeine has truly helped my sleep, and thus my energy level. The right choice for me.

Off to get my day in high gear.

Hugs for you

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/24/16 9:45 P

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What treasures in family photos! Welcome to the new baby! Congrats to all ...parents, grandparents and great grandparents! emoticon

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4/24/16 9:38 P

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Grand daughter Tara Jean, Great Grandma Jean, and precious little Emmett Kelly. Just adorable.


Four generations: My Joe, our son Kelly, his daughter Tara, me, and sweet little Emmett Kelly.

God is good.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/22/16 8:13 A

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4/22/16 7:46 A

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We have to be so careful and alert all the time.

Teaching again today. Have to walk Kiwi and get out of here.

Hugs for you.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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4/20/16 7:00 P

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I delete and/or block emails I don't know. I report phishing emails. I even asked my scammer how I was to know HE wasn't one of those creeps who damage and hijack other people's computers. He did hijack mine, but didn't damage anything as far as we can tell.
Isn't it ridiculous that you can't trust anyone...everyone seems to be out to get your info, your money, your private documents...using telephone, email, hacking and who knows what else.

Sorry you got soaked and cold but glad you are OK and not washed away!

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Periodically I clear my "history", but that's not the same as clearing out stuff. Not sure how to do that, and don't trust Megan to mess with my machine. She thinks she knows how to do stuff, but sometimes creates problems instead.

Lots of rain still. Got caught with Kiwi this morning in a fast developing deluge. We got soaked to our skin in just minutes and were quite far out on the nature trail. Took a while to warm up again, but all is well. I took him out just a half hour ago and we went further on the nature trail until the water across the trail was too deep for very long stretches. Still I hit my goal of 10,000 steps. Harder to do when I stay away from the mall. My back aches a bit, but the severe pinching is gone. Improvement!!

John Cooper School got the virus that demands HUGE ransom blackmail to release the computers. School refused to pay, and had their own team deal with the virus. They lost some very expensive computers. Several private school in the Woodlands got hit with the same virus. Some paid up, some suffered the consequences. An area hospital paid the ransom.

Glad that was not what got you. I do not open emails I don't recognize. You're smart that way, too.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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My computer was infected somehow...had a SCAM page open with alarms and warnings and a phone number to call for help. It all turned out to be a big sales pitch for a company that I don't know is even real, but absolutely would NEVER do business with now. They claim to be from Microsoft at first..then said affiliated with Microsoft. They aren't. Nothing is wrong with my computer, but it all scared me half to death it was so sudden, and threatening. Fortunately, I just didn't feel right about any of it and refused to purchase their supposed fix-it products. Remember that old add for the perfume..promise her anything but give her Arpege? That is what this sounded like. Promises to fix everything. I contacted my very knowledgeable son-in-law. He had me close down everything...even to unplugging the computer. Then after work, he examined EVERYthing...and apparently no damage is done. I think the company was called IDefense. Beware! SIL says code can be hidden in websites or emails or other things and it will be able to just pop up like this did. You DON"T want to get involved with it. Don't call them..don't worry about deleting the whole mess.

One good thing...I reminded me that I MUST learn to back up stuff on my computer so should there be an issue, I don't lose everything.

Beautiful day here today. It was supposed to be cloudy, but is warm, breezy and sunshiney. I got my steps started early ..had half done by 7 am..and nearly all of them done now.About 1600 to go and five flights of stairs. Still have some study to do for mtg tonight...We are in a chapter about Jonah and how he learned from the mistakes he made..and how WE can learn from them also. That is only part of our studies for tonight, but I have prepared the rest.

Jean, I wonder if there is a way to clean up your computer. Things get slow when there is too much stuff running in the background or just lingering in there when you don't need it any more. You might find someone to look into that for you. SIL did some clean up on mine when he saved my sanity the other night..and things are running much better since then.

Hope you haven't floated away with all that rain...thinking of you!

Greetings to everyone. Make good choices! emoticon

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4/19/16 9:39 A

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My old Apple desktop is getting soooooooo slow, but a new one is not an option. This one will have to die before we replace it.

Today my back feels normal, but I have not done anything to test it yet. No mall walking bc I really believe the fast pace walking there aggravates my back. Yesterday without going to any extremes, I still got 12,000 steps. Very reassuring since I'm a step counter. I won't be at the top of the Fitbit leader board, but I can get away from pill popping for comfort.

Schools still closed here. Many road ways flooded throughout the Houston area. We're content to stick close to home.

Hope your computer issues can be resolved.

Hugs for you

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/18/16 10:03 P

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Hope things improve with your back, Jean.

Computer problem today, so it is shut down until my son-in-law can investigate. Glad to have the. IPad, but laptop is so much easier.

Heard about the storms and flooding. Glad to know you folks are safe. Hope you can stay that way, Jean.

Beautiful day here...loved working outsid. Chat more when I can use computer.

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4/18/16 7:32 A

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I don't plan medical intervention, but I do think it's nerve pinching. Backing off my fast paced mall walking might bring some relief. Not sure. I've looked at exercises on the internet.

I had an assignment teaching social studies in John Cooper's upper school today, but got an email that school is closed due to the weather conditions. Lots of thunder through the night, and several weather alerts on my phone for flash flooding. Wind is only 11 miles per hour, but flooding can be devastating. Because the alerts disturbed our sleep, I have now turned them off.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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4/17/16 6:48 P

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Jean! Hope you haven't triggered sciatic nerve issues. Hope it mends fast and soon.

We have had such a beautiful weekend...warm and sunny. 82 degrees here and snowing at my daughters home in Denver! I've begun moving plants outside..hoping they won't get sunburned. I've been mowing daily (usually for about an hour or so at a time)..and the yard is looking nice. One more chunk to do but I think I will leave it till tomorrow. Have 10400+ steps done already. With the early mornings being light (and not frigid!) I can start walking early and get a good head start on my exercise.

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4/17/16 2:31 P

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That is so true. Socialization is important, but we have to manage our everyday chores and maintenance. Quite a balancing act sometimes. Especially when energy and body strength is limited.

The heavy rain stayed north of us. Light rain overnight and then it cleared up. Supposed to rain through Thursday here.

Kiwi and I enjoyed a nice nature walk this afternoon. I'm pacing myself CB I hurt my back Tuesday and it isn't easing up yet. Yesterday's mall walk seemed to really aggravate my sharp pinching sensations low in my back. Not fun.

Taking 3 Aleve capsules when it flares up.

Take care

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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4/16/16 6:36 P

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You two be careful with all that lifting! HOpe your minideck turns out wonderfully well.

We went out in the ministry this morning and also attended a memorial for a friend's husband. He had struggled with cancer for a long time. This afternoon, I did another round of walking up to the church and back (went at 6 am too) and then mowed for an hour. I met my walking goals but still will do 4 more flights of stairs.

DH began the hand scraping where we used the pressure washer on flaking paint yesterday, He had purchased a long extention thingy to use with the pressure washer, but today is sore because that thing is heavy to hold up. Anyway, at long last we are working on things that REALLY need to be done. I will help with anything from the bottom of the 2nd story windows down. I have plenty of weeding and more mowing ahead as well. I am also eager to have friends over before our too cold becomes too hot! This is a great house for opening up and entertaining, however with our crazy weather, we find many of our friends can't take the heat (no ac here ) or it is too cold (no central heat) so we have a window of opportunity in the spring and in the fall. Trouble is, that is also the best time to tackle the work, too.

Greetings to everyone. Make good choices! emoticon


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Joe and I put a wooden base for a 6' x 4' tiny deck in the back this afternoon. It's positioned by the bedroom door leading to the outside. Heavy lifting involved bc of the tiles by the back door. We both were working hard. Feel a sense of accomplishment for sure.

Bella will go home tonight with our son. He's home from California (work) for a while. DIL Delores returned to Bastrop this morning after an overnight at home . She's doing her best to help her daughter with the new baby.

Good weather here too, but rain storms are scheduled to hit and stay for most of next week.

Hugs for you

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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We had a busy day on the farm today. Finished out my walking after a long mowing session. I've been starting early each morning since it is getting warmer. Too much stuff to write about it all now...hubby has already gone to bed and I need to do so also. Still, all that got done gives us a nice feeling of accomplishment.

Jean, love hearing about all your activities!

Hope everyone is making good choices. emoticon

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New nursing Mommy has an episiotomy infection now. She is worn out. Her doctor wants her on complete bed rest. The MIL from Alabama came Tuesday after baby was born on Saturday on a one way ticket (from her mother). That MIL doesn't work at all. Her visit has been stressful bc she sleeps until 11:30AM and doesn't help at all. I cannot comprehend such a person. Tara cannot work for 8 weeks, so the young couple cannot afford her ticket home. Such an unhealthy dilemma. My dear DIL Delores has made the 6 hour round trip several times already cooking meals, and taking Tara and baby to their doctor appointments. Now this. Sweet little Bella's still with us, and will be while Delores strives to get her Tara healthy.

I was a teacher's assistant today for two 2nd grade teachers Very busy day. The regular assistant was terribly ill yesterday, and didn't keep up with her responsibilities. Spent the entire morning playing catch up for her. Whew! Then switched teachers and started all over again. The kids are great, and their teachers wonderful, still it was a lot of busy work. Recess was a joy bc it was sunny and warm. Yummy.

Hugs,

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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4/11/16 9:28 P

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What a special picture..one of those that you treasure forever after. Thanks for sharing...proud Great grandma!!


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Better photo. Now nearly 48 hours after her 20 hour labor. Sweet.

Jean from Texas
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Lovely grand-daughter and Congrats to her and family on Emmett's arrival.

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Thank you! Visiting with you and your dear man was wonderful. This summer we're flying to Detroit again instead of driving. We have a trip planned with our Michigan son to Pennsylvania to watch him coach a wheel chair hockey game in a tournament. Then we'll visit yet another National Park before returning to Detroit to fly home.

I'd like you to meet our lovely grand daughter Tara Jean with her brand new baby boy, Emmett Kelly, born Saturday April 9th (one hour before our vow renal ceremony) in Austin, TX. Emmett has (our son's) her Dad's middle name as his middle name. Such an honor. Both Tara's grandmothers had Jean as their middle name, so that honored both of us.



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4/10/16 6:56 P

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You make a fabulous couple. Loved meeting you when you came through.


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Joe and I renewed our vows in church Saturday evening with 30 other couples. Great memories. We were married August 20, 1955.

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Joe went back to the art festival with me this morning. He got over 5,000 steps. His knees were not happy, but I was delighted to share the beautiful things I saw yesterday.

Have a good day again today

Our Vow renewal ceremony is tonight at the church with 25 couples married over 50 years.
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Wonderful to be sharing with a longtime friend. emoticon

I was actually awake around 4 am...finally got up around 4:45 or so I think. Fed the critters, opened the chicken coop, did my redlight session and then read for a while. Then decided to come up to the computer for a while, too. It is now almost 11:30. I have over 7000 steps done. More than likely, I will need some nap time later this afternoon. I'd like to mow today, but the grass is still too wet. We had rain last night and quite the storms the night before. Have fun at the festival.


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I noticed your post time, too. Yikes!

I made up some sleep time when I finally dropped off. Slept until after 8:00AM. That certainly helped. I look forward to using my three day art festival pass to walk outdoors enjoying the art this weekend even when I am not judging.

The artist who runs the judging scene for the festival has known me for decades bc we taught together at the local high school. She was one of our art teachers, and we admire each other's work. She also was a repeat guest at our art galleries, so our art connection goes way back. She knows I love to be involved with art, and am a reliable, consistent "critic." Having said that, she does need to find fresh judges each year, but I'm happy to serve this year.

Indeed it is an honor to be chosen.

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I would think it to be quite an honor to be asked to jusdge such an event. I would love to see all that stuff, but can't imagine having to judge it. I know you will have a wonderful time.

I noticed that you were posting in the wee hours..and here I am up way too early, too. I can think of plenty to tackle, but not at this hour.

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I'm judging the Fiber artists, and Glass artist today at The Woodlands WaterWay Art Festival. A really big deal. Exciting. Went through all the artists' web sites again to familiarize myself with their fantastic unreal art. Incredible! Wow! If I won the lottery, I'd blow so much on art. Staggering. I'll look, and drool today. Warm, sunshine, perfect day to walk outside. I'll get my steps in checking out their art and booths. Lucky me.

Turned down two teaching assignments for today. But I'll be having a marvelous time getting inspired.

Joe's quilt is completely finished. He really likes it. So pleased.

Try to turn my swirling brain off now and get some sleep.

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You sure do have fun! AND get things done. emoticon

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Got my dates mixed up. Caught it in time. Vow renewal is Saturday, not tonight.

So we got to attend the neighbor's surprise birthday bash. Had a wonderful time with friends.

Doctor visit was great. He loves my weight gain. Not me. I want it off again.

Joe's quilt binding is done. Now I am hand stitching the hanging sleeve down to the back of the quilt. It won't show.

Gorgeous weather here. Yummy

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Yea for the binding progress.

Hope all goes well with the checkup. Renewing vows after that many years hardly seems necessary, though I get the point of showing the younger ones. I am sure it will be interesting.

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Thanks!

Almost finished binding. A couple of feet left on one side. Then I need to tack down the bottom of the sleeve I sewed into the top binding. Worked on it at Girl Friend Sew tonight.

Teaching 2nd grade was fun as always.

Tomorrow is my regular medical checkup. Tomorrow evening Joe and I are repeating our vows. The youth pastor set up the renewal ceremony for couples in the church married 50 years or more to shoe the youth that marriages and live can last. 25 couples will renew vows tomorrow. Should be a memorable evening. ❤️💕&
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What an accomplished lady you are. Love hearing about your activities and projects.

We have had a run of lovely weather. Today is to be extremely windy with rain moving in later. I got out and started walking early...have just over 6000 steps done by 7 am. Will pick up some more in the grocery a little later and still will have more outside walking to do. The wind has already picked up since I first got out there.

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Good day here. Gorgeous weather.

Got the car's care done. Yeah!!

I'm on the final 3 rows of my Bermuda shawl, and walked my goal of 10,000 steps and beyond. A feel good day all around.

Last night I finished quilting the city scape quilt, machine stitched the binding, and hanging sleeve. I started finishing the binding to the back of the quilt by hand, but left most of it undone. I'll take the quilt and hand work with me to Girlfriend Sew tomorrow night.

I'm teaching Wednesday.
Lots to smile about.

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Flower bed will be lovely. We have heavy clay here. I find things do better in pots for me. Wish I lived close enough to help with your machine and your gardening efforts.

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How generous of you to spread the love of sewing to your dear grand daughter. My DIL has a small Janome that she brings to our "GirlFriend Sew" meetings. So much easier to tote than our heavy Berninas.

I may have to switch now to my 1945 Singer Featherweight for our sewing gatherings. Joe has been doing the Bernina honors, but last week he was RED in the face from both efforts up and down the stairs before and after my meeting. Another sewer has to lift it in and out of my car, so I really need to switch to something I can manage. My Singer is a treasure for me, but I truly have not been sewing on it.

My new flower bed in front is a joy. The flowers will fill in this spring and be even more lovely. When the water meter was replaced, and the huge tree out there removed, we had an ugly pile of clay. We let the clay settle as much as it would, then just had it dug out. Putting in topsoil and new flowers was a back breaking chore for me, but very rewarding. Joe doesn't get involved outside. His knees cannot tolerate pitching in to help me.

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I love that you get so much pleasure out of subbing. Glad you had fun today.

Beautiful day for walking here. I got my 12000 steps in before noon. Still have a few flights of stairs to finish up. Took DIL and granddaughter out to lunch and then we went to gather the last of the tools she needs for her new sewing box, I gave her a small Janome machine as well...and she starts sewing lessons next Tuesday. emoticon Hope we will have a little quilter in due time. She has big plans for herself.

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Taught 3rd and 4th grade science today. Teacher has flu and called me early this morning.Had fun with the kids,and we learned a lot about electricity.

The rain is settling my new flowers. Looking good.

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Thank you.

Yes, huge relief.

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Whoo Hoo! I know that feeling of delight and relief!

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So-o-o-o-o Happy. Fitbit found. Called Fitbit to sync Joe's Fitbit to my account bc it wasn't anywhere I went on Easter. The advocate told me it synced twice yesterday, and still had battery left. So I needed to let my phone app start syncing, and walk around until I found it. It was UNDER the fridge. So now I have my own, and Joe is back to wearing his. Color me radiant.

I spent Sunday cooking dinner to take to our son's home, so the kitchen was the obvious place to look once I knew it was somewhere in my house. The Fitbit advocate told me it synced yesterday at 3:58pm, and 6:45pm. I was in the kitchen both those times: fixing dinner, and then cleaning up the kitchen.

My world is right side up again. I feel so bad when I lose things, or forget stuff. Hard on myself.

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I roasted a pork loin for dinner today using this recipe, and we enjoyed it.

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He is Risen!

Happy Easter.

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Thank you!

I didn't share with Joe until it was done. He really likes it, too.

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Sorry for the Fitbit troubles. They really do try to help. Glad it is working for you now.

LOVE that quilt top!


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Glad you got the computer data figured out.

My Fitbit lost its charge and quit completely. yesterday. What a mess. I charged it fully, but it wouldn't sync. I got through to Fitbit advocate on the phone and he walked me through syncing it to my iPhone as a "new device." All is working well now. Very frustrating.

Gorgeous day here.

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My city scape quilt top is done, not the quilt, just the top. Joe and I both like this one.

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Funny how things can change your plans for you.
I knew we were to have heavy rain and thunderstorms this afternoon, so I got started really early and had my goals met really early. That was nice.
I was really happy.Then I wanted to sew this afternoon...stuff I have procrastinated about all winter. BUT just before lunch, Hubby - who really has a hard time with computer stuff - said he needed to do an update on inventory records. He is the literature coordinator for our congregation and the other three that share our KH. Well, he downloaded his form, filled in a jillion numbers of data...and then saved it..only to have all the data vanish with every attempt to save. I spent nearly three hours trying to figure out what was wrong and how to fix it. I think it turned out to be an update of Adobe. I FINALLY deleted over 20 efforts to save the document, had to redo the document 3X myself, and figure out HOW to save it. Whew. What a mess, but I think it is done. BUT, no sewing for me today.

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I am thinking I may get to some of the mending projects I have been putting off for so long...thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon. I started walking early...am at just over 10000 steps done. Hopefully I will be able to finish up outside a little later. You continue to inspire me, Jean! Walking, quilting...staying active on so many levels!

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Morning
Good quilting day yesterday. Feel great about it. Showed off my progress at "GirlFriend Sew" last night. Fun.

Teaching science today to 1st and 2nd graders. We're studying cloud formations and doing some cute worksheets with scissors, glue, and colors.

It's raining like crazy here. Off to keep my day going strong.

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First grade is a fun age. If I had taught in a classroom (I graduated with a BS in elementary ed.) I had wanted to teach K or 1st grade. Of course, all that study of kid stuff never went to waste...I had four of my own.


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Feeling more energy and motivation lately. Very pleased.

This is day 11 of no caffeine for me. No coffee, chocolate, or caffeinated drinks of any kind. I am sleeping so much better. I still get little headaches, but it may be from reading and concentrating hard on my projects.

Teaching 1st grade today.

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Jean, you are such a busy girl!! And congrats on the 8 miles!

I just finally finished and filed taxes. Still one document showing up on the stuff I fill out, but I can't find one anywhere...in this years stuff or in the files of previous years. Don't know what to make of it. Will just file an amended return if it ever shows up. Shouldn't make much difference either way.

Beautiful day here...still a bit breezy but not like the cold wind we have had the last few days. We had a light freeze overnight..and may again tomorrow..then things start warming up again. I worked on taxes all morning, so now need to get back out there walking.



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Lovely day today, but cold. Sorry 40's here is cold, not chilly. Tomorrow we wake up in the 30's no less. Ar-g-g-g-h-h-h-h. I jacked the thermostat up so Joe can sleep tonight. Bless his heart, he turned in at 7:40.

I walked the mall after church. Kiwi got his normal walks, then Delores and son Kelly called and came over so we could walk the the WaterWay with the dogs [Bella and Kiwi]. It was a bit crowded in spite of the low temperatures. The sunshine felt great, but the wind was not fun. So I racked up over 8 miles today. Yeah, me!!

I am working on two quilt projects at once in the sewing room. I have the six 18-1/2" square sides of a cube pieced, and layered with batting and muslin ready to quilt. The "sandwiches are pinned and ready for the next step. The cube will be a puffy ottoman when quilted and sewn together. I cut out part of another project to make a throw size quilt of a city scape. Both are bright fun pieces. Our "GirlFriend Sew" group meets this Wednesday, so I'm happy to have something definite to take along to work on.

I'm knitting my ninth Bermuda shawl - do love that pattern. And bought yarn to start knitting dish cloths again. Those are wonderful portable projects. The shawl is complex, so I don't like it as a take-along project. Dishcloths are great for pulling out anywhere to keep my fingers nimble. I'll get a dishcloth started, so it's easy peasy to pick up and add a few rows.

Getting the yard work done is energizing for me. I hate having things hang over my head. On the other side of the driveway, I'm having several inches of clay removed, and top soil put in so something nice can grow where the defunct water meter was removed. Progress.

Have a great week.
Give yourself a pat on the back for your determination to life a healthy lifestyle.
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Fantastic, Jean.

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I hired Jason, and he was terrific. He blew the leaves, twigs, and debris from our front yard and driveway. We filled the trash can first and then filled 18 big black bags. I went out for his final hour and held the bags open while he filled them. Such a hard worker. I plan to use him again when I'm ready to work in the back privacy area. I paid him more than he asked, and gave him a pair of leather gloves. He was very appreciative.

Super pleased with find a polite, hard working young man.

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Get the right kid and you have a terrific worker. My younger son was one of those.


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It's fun. I was happy to see you merge ahead of me.

I am interviewing a "big" 13 year old to blow debris from our yard, and clean up things out there. Some chores are too heavy for Joe and I. We'll see what I think of the young man.

Keep smiling.

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THAT is a rarity, Jean! You keep me inspired to keep at it. Wish we could walk together! emoticon

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You're ahead of me on Fitbit.

Way to go.

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My new profile just cracked me up.
My school has been doing all sorts of things leading up to pi day [3.1416,] and then I found the Chicken Pot Pi graphic. Had to share!

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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The baby's room theme is jungle. The cake was darling and reflected the jungle theme.

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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Wonderful, Jean.

We are having an on again, off again rainy day. I have managed to get over 9000 steps done, anticipating heavier rain coming.8 flights of stairs done. It just started pouring again...glad I wasn't outside! This one is heavier than the earlier showers!! emoticon

Hope everyone is having a good weekend..whatever the weather...and making good choices!

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The baby shower for little Emmett Kelly was just perfect. Lots of family fun, and our girlfriends from our sewing group that have watched Tara, the Mommy, grow up came. Lovely gifts, and a very appreciative Mommy. She received blankets, clothes, toys, and all kinds of goodies to make life easier for the new family. The games were creative fun, the food delicious, and the friendships warm and loving.

The luncheon centerpiece was the diaper cake Megan and I created. Big hit. 120 newborn diapers.


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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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Exciting for sure! I know you will enjoy every minute!


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Joyful baby shower today for our first Texas great grandchild. Looking forward to celebrating the little guy's April birth. I didn't get all the baby fabric sewn, but my DIL has put in overtime on her sewing machine, so I know the little guy has stacks of goodies ready for him. I'll sew some more before his birth, and visits to come. His big gift from great grandpa and I is the darling bassinet his parents chose. I have a lovely lime green shawl knit as a surprise for his Mommy. She'll love that.

Very exciting time for all the Texas family. Hugs for you

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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Family's flight back to Detroit cancelled bc of the storm.

We enjoyed an extra day together.

Hopefully they can safely return home when the storm passes. They are scheduled now on the early morning flight.

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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Thanks.

Today they fly home. Quiet here so far.

Lightning, thunder and heavy rain during the night. May thunder off and on all day. It's OK. We've had a great week of lovely weather.

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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Those are the best kind of visits...and making memories with time spent together are wonderful. So glad you have had that! My husband's father is about to turn 90. He has a heart valve issue, but they decided that at his age, surgery to replace it didn't make sense. He is in terrific health other than that...and his hearing. He finds the heart issue slows him down, though, which he finds both frustrating and discouraging. I love your attitude of living with JOY!


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I'd stay with the snug fit. It's great incentive to keep your motivation high. Keep walking and climbing to your goal. Weight just doesn't slip off easily as we age. Sad but true. I lost weight so easily when younger, and now it is a real chore to get even a half pound to disappear. We've been eating so much since the family arrived. I know the scales will reflect the non-walking more indulging lifestyle of the last week. My 33 year old grand son can eat large portions, and all kinds of snacks and keep his slim self, but not the rest of us.

Joe and son Jeff with grandson Joe have accomplished the chores Joe had in mind. Not a lot done, but DH wanted to give them a fun vacation with us. We've spent lots of money showing them a good time. I do believe my Joe wanted to give them happy memories. DH visited his doctor while they were here for his regular check-up and he seems to think he doesn't have a lot of years left. He's not sick, but his low heart rate concerns him. Nothing can be done about that, so he just lives each day joyfully. We can afford what we've spent, and I don't resent it.

They leave tomorrow, and have been very appreciative of all the experiences we've shared. We do love them.

Glad you are striving for the healthiest journey possible. Way to go.



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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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Glad you are all having such a nice time together.

Am just in from meeting my goals...steps AND stairs. Weather is lovely and I ended up carrying my jacket. Wondering if I made myself walk a little faster that would be the same as if I upped the number of steps...would really like to nudge the scale, not that that is the end-all measure of anything. I have a new skirt in size medium. I love the skirt but it IS snug, despite the elastic in the back (VERY little give with so little elastic but I hated to exchange the skirt for the large size.)


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Back again from Canyon Lake. The Michigan family enjoyed an adventure on Canyon Lake and even a great boat ride yesterday.

We're home again now, and heading to Conroe to meet more Texas family this evening.

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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Thanks.
Family here until March 9th.
More fun in store.

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Love days like that! Glad you had fun.


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Fantastic beach day.
Great food at Fisherman's Wharf.
They had fun shopping for souvenirs.

Hugs for all of you.


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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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Mild weather here, but wish it were more sunshiney. Have started tax stuff..and spent the morning doing other stuff (to stall I think). Have half my walking done. Fitbit still not counting stairs correctly; it has missed at least one flight so far today. Got all ten in yesterday..but it took 19 trips to count ten.

Enjoy your family, Jean! Have fun at the beach. emoticon

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Taking family to Galveston beach today.

Should be a lovely sunny day.

Low 70's.

Have a good one.

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Yeah!! Family is here.

All good.

Counting our blessings.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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Fantastic, Jean!!!! Happy for you. emoticon

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Ultra productive day here. So much accomplished.
Feeling extremely positive.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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