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3/23/17 4:46 P

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Thanks! I feel the same!!


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3/23/17 12:31 P

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You already are a happy person. I am pleased to be your friend.

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3/23/17 8:09 A

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Love your joy in all you do! Hope I can be like you in that respect!!!

Sun just came up. Hubby is going to Dr this morning..finally...to see if they can figure out what is wrong with his knee...and decide what to do about it. May be a torn meniscus (spelling?) I need to go get dressed and rolling!!

Hope your day is lovely.



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3/22/17 9:20 P

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Joe sent our tax forms filled out to my brother who's a retired CPA. He'll look them over and possibly file them electronically for us. Worth every penny. He's on top of all the nuances of doing things right. I just sign off. Works for me.

Glad you can handle yours. If I ever have to do it myself, I'm sure my youngest son can do mine. He does his own, too. Daughter pays a gal to do hers.

Made at least one little project each day on the new machine. I am getting comfortable with it. DIL Delores plans to come over here and play with it Saturday. She put the patterns from CD's onto jump drives so we'll have even more stuff to experiment with before our class. The more we know, the more we can learn in class bc the little stuff will already make sense.

I got a new sub request today, so now I have three lined up. Makes me happy.

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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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3/22/17 1:55 P

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Oh no...Fitbit fell off? I have a ribbon threaded through the clip..and then pin it to my clothing. Having been through lost/found several times and lost/gone altogether...I really try hard to be sure it is well anchored! Glad you didn't lose yours today!!

Took Daughter and grandson to airport...we left just before 3 am! Had just under 6 hrs of sleep, but was able to catch more later. Am behind on steps but will be able to get caught up. Weather is nice. Have been working on taxes this morning. Seems like no matter what I do, always have some document that didn't arrive when it was supposed to! Frustrating for sure.

Glad you are enjoying your groups...and having fun with new friends and more projects! emoticon


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3/22/17 1:39 P

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Yes, I love the closer connections I am making with talented new ladies. Well, I've sort of known them before, but only at a distance. This is so lovely.

I bought an insulated lunch bag today at Walmart. I know I could have made one, but it wouldn't have had the plastic lining. I always carry a cold drink to craft circle, so the lining is important to me. I have yogurt or a salad with goldfish plus a drink - - Either V8 or water. I like both.

Changed to white walking shoes today, and removed my Fitbit from the black pair and put it on the counter where it stayed for a while. Oh well. I found it before my mall walk so all is well.

Have another productive day. Me, 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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3/21/17 7:33 P

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How lovely to make such a lovely new friend.

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3/21/17 5:56 P

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Craft circle was fun and worthwhile. A friend from American Sewing Guild sat next to me and we chatted about embroidery machines. She has two and does fantastic work with hers. She gave me encouragement about my learning process. She's had one for 15 years and a second one for year and years, too. She has an embroidery organization program that cost her $2,000 and tracks all of her patterns and their modifications. She's way way way beyond anything I aspire to be. I admire her and her dedication to God. She's an all around decent human being who happens to be extremely talented. She created her daughter's wedding gown that was an absolute show stopper. Wow!

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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3/21/17 9:07 A

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Son finally had to rent a bulldozer to move the trailer. I watched the beginning efforts are figured it would take ages. It was all done in less than an hour. He then used the bulldozer for some other ;jobs since it won't be picked up until this morning. I had a lasagna in the freezer, so we baked that and served dinner when they finally got up here...by then it was raining. glad the moving of the trailer was done. Storms expected this afternoon (got me out walking early..half done by 7 am). Anyway, now the builders can get going on digging the footings etc...only hold up will be getting the temp. electric hooked up. Adam and family can still live in the trailer where it is until the house is done.

Loving the milder temps..it was cold midweek last week. The kids picnicked in the yard, went in the hot tub...which is not currently heated! Everyone was romping and just having a grand time. I guess all the physical stuff..running, climbing, jumping on the trampoline..warmed the kids up enough to get in the cold water!

Daughter made (with out a recipe!) a chickpea meal...Indian origin for our lunch yesterday. It was very good and she says is extremely healthy for us. Guess I need to learn that one since I now have the spices to make it!

I continue to walk, walk, walk...if nothing else, I hope it helps me stay healthy.

Glad you are having fun with the embroidery machine. I love embroidery on clothing. Daughter and I were looking at catalogs that arrived yesterday...she said she wants to clear out her work area and get back to sewing again. Not very experienced, but good at adapting...and hard to fit with store bought sizes..she needs an extra inch and a half in the bodice length..slim and tall. Clothing I like is getting ridiculously expensive.


ALWAYS happy to chat with you here, Jean. emoticon


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Oh, my. The trauma of moving when things don't go together as we hope. Wishing for smooth sailing for them.

I'm spending time with the embroidery machine while it's here. So far I've watched the tutorials, read the manual, and made a bookmark and another mason jar wrap. Setting the machine up and turning it loose is fascinating. Not figuring things out quickly can be frustrating a bit for me, but I'm happily learning as I go.

It's going to be a much more of a chore to move it between houses than we anticipated. The size and weight of the components. plus all the supplies will be challenging. I'm keeping everything together here, so we don't forget any essentials when it's time to move it. We have a formal lesson on the machine April 11th, but I am digging in on my own ahead of time. Delores is coming over this weekend to play with it a bit.

She babysits her 11 month old grandson two days a week. Emmett is just starting day care so daughter Tara can find full time employment. Delores told Tara that it's getting too difficult for grandma to keep up with her darling little guy. Daughter lives 3 hours away, so Delores has to stay overnight when she goes there, too. Emmett is our first Texas great grand child.

Spring break is over here.

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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3/20/17 8:31 A

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It HAS been a busy time of late! Sorry about the forgotten Fitbit, but congrats on getting the steps in anyway. I have done the same and it is frustrating.

We have been busy with Daughter and grandson (7 1/2) here. We have had each of Amanda's brothers and their family here for dinner. Andrew has LOVED romping with his cousins, getting to drive a 4 wheeler, backhoe and tractor. We have been to meet friends for a kids romp with friends from the congregation Amanda was in before she moved. On Saturday we were invited to dinner with other friends from former congregation..what a lovely group THAT was. So enjoyed it.

Husband gave the public talk in another congregation yesterday. He declined hospitality...but our family went to dinner. Since mtg was earlier that our cong. We got home and it was still light...time to get outside and play/work a bit more. Son next door is trying to move his trailer out of the way so they can begin building a house on the same spot. Ran into some snags ...finally had big enough truck to move the trailer, but truck was too big to navigate the space. What a huge job. Family ended up in motel last night since water and sewage had been disconnected. Hope they have success today.

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3/19/17 10:42 P

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Busy week, and lots of activity for the most part. Some low days.

Forgot to put my Fitbit on this morning under my dress clothes for church, and the dogs two early walks. Missed a few hundred steps at least. Still got over 12,000.

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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3/14/17 3:01 P

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I am still working on cleaning ...daughter and grandson coming tomorrow. Too cold to put them in the guest room where they have to go through cold house to get to bathroom...so trying to get set up in sewing room etc. instead. Some of that area is still pretty full of stuff that doesn't know where to go...and dust.

I also need to WALK and I am not looking forward to that cold wind out there. Temp was 33 all morning.

Much love to you. Glad you are having fun with the craft ladies!

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3/14/17 8:38 A

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I just love a clean house, but let things go when I'm busy with sewing and knitting. It was good to catch up again. I don't run the vacuum with Joe in the room either. He was gone until lunch with the car so I was able to get lots done.

Today I spend the day with my church's Craft Circle friends. Over a hundred of us will gather and make things to donate. It's a lively bunch of talented ladies. I am honored to be welcomed.

I will be working on fabric boxes. I took a class a year ago, and will be putting a few more together.

We're chilly here again. 45 right now only climbing to 69. For deep Texas, that is brr-r-r-r.

Have a lovely day. Spring Break here for the school systems.

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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3/13/17 8:17 P

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Didn't do as well on cleaning as you...hard to run the vacuum when someone is watching TV and it is raining outside, so no hope of him being out and about! Did meet walking and stair goals with plenty to spare. I did get some of the cleaning stuff done, but not near as much as I would have liked. Oh well, that's that.

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3/13/17 5:15 P

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Met my step goal easily. House is clean, and all is well here.

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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3/13/17 10:53 A

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good for you, Jean. Keep going. I am trying to beat the incoming rain. Have 7100+ steps done by 9:20. Heading back out in a minute...it is kind of chilly for sure. Skies were totally clear at 6 am. Now totally overcast. Would rather be doing other stuff, but might as well finish this out asap. It certainly won't be an outdoor afternoon so my indoor activities can wait.

Hope the rest of your day goes well.


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3/13/17 10:35 A

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I did walk the mall Saturday, but with such a full day, the steps just kept adding up. Sweet surprise.

Today may be a low count. It's downright chilly out. Joe has taken our one car in for a nail in the tire. Discount tire is such a dream about removing nails from tires for free. With that taken care of he's now at the dealership for some quirks that need to be addressed.

Our side mirrors have warning signals that tell us when a car is approaching in the next lane so we don't switch lanes. It was working fine until we took it in for something different. All these technical additions can go haywire from time to time. Not a big deal.

I'm cleaning, shaking out throw rugs and just staying active. I want to sort fabric in my sewing room again. Since we moved furniture around in there, I need to make some adjustments.

I may walk when he gets back.

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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3/12/17 3:26 P

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I LOVE when my daily activities rack up the steps and I don't have to trek up the road over and over to reach my goals! Yea for YOU!

Am just about done with steps for today...it is pretty nice out albeit chilly. Tomorrow they predict 100% chance of rain...hope it is not 100% of the day! At least it won't be ice or snow.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend! emoticon


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Thanks. I'll try Amazon for that cable.

I got over 18,000 steps yesterday from cleaning and sorting my sewing room, plus all the other running around we did. That will even out for the two embroidery class days when I fell so far below my 10,000 daily goal.

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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3/12/17 8:05 A

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Oh my...what an adventure to take on with the embroidery. Hope you have fun with it. Did you check Amazon for that cable? Hope you find what you need.

Congrats on the sewing room efforts. I have been picking at mine.

We had snow yesterday....not predicted for the morning. Was gone by afternoon. We were expecting snow overnight but the sky was clear and beautiful! Snow further south. Today will be cool/chilly...but beautiful so will enjoy walking I hope.

Greetings to everyone!

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3/11/17 9:21 P

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Busy productive day today.
Took my Bernina in for maintenance and repair. Metal on metal sound does not make me happy. I have my Singer Featherweight for back up, so I'll survive. I cleaned, vacuumed and rearranged my sewing room. Huge undertaking, but much more productive.

DIL Delores and I went together and purchased a Bernina 700 embroidery machine. It will travel between our two houses. The classes were informative and challenging. We got nine CD's of embroidery designs and projects, and will continue to get new designs and projects on flash drives all year long. No need for computer interchange bc the 700 has a USB port. Wide 10" throat for big designs, multiple hoops, and can stitch out motifs for quilting. Machine will be picked up later this month. We'll copy our CD's to Flashdrives. There are lots of free designs on the OES website to download, too.

My Bernina180 has a nine pin interchange for the computer, but I haven't found a nine pin cable with a USB port connector. I still hope to find one for the single design I purchased years ago. That one may need constant attendance, though. The new ones have a button to push, and it goes by itself. Amazing.

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

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3/10/17 10:20 A

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That is a magnificent tablecloth...what a lot of handwork went into that one. Now with the biding it will be better protected.


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3/10/17 10:17 A

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so glad you are having fun.

I met a friend for a daytime outing yesterday. She is recently retired so is finally available to DO stuff. We were friends when our kids were in elementary school..have known each other for years, but have not been in the same congregations of social circles for a long time. We drove out to Woodbury TN and did all the antique shops around the Square We also stumbled on a quilt shop!! Rose says she likes quilts and did some self taught project yrs ago. I hope she will renew her interest. We had beautiful weather and had such a very nice time. I had to hustle when I got home though...still had a lot of steps to do..but they all got done before sunset. This morning I got started early...cold air coming for the morning so I got more than half my walking done before the chill began. They are predicting SNOW for us tomorrow...it was 73 yesterday!

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Exciting, informative day at the embroidery workshop. Oh, my! So much to learn in such a short 2 days. Great projects I'll post after today. Lots of fun. Loved every minute.

Jean from Texas
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3/5/17 6:25 P

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Here's the embroidered tablecloth I bound and quilted this weekend for the 97 year old mother.

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3/5/17 1:38 P

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Mild weather here again today, though not nearly as sunshiney as yesterday. I started walking early...always a good policy for me. Saw neighbors out working on something and they just looked like they needed help. Came home and told husband and he sent me back to ask. Arrived with backhoe shortly after I got there. The guys did whatever it was that needed doing..they HAD needed help. Then we sat and chatted/visited for quite a while. SO glad I stared walking early. Still have more to do, but not much. We just had lunch, I need to finish walking, shower and wash hair and be ready for mtg. early as we plan a nursing home visit to a friend before the mtg.

Hope you enjoy the process of finishing the quilt. I have not been sewing, but AM getting the area cleaned up some. Wish I had more time to just dive in.

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I decided to put in batting and am in the processor quilting it. The 97 year old wanted it as a quilt, so that's what I'm doing. Going well so far. Lots of work, but I'm impressed with such an elderly person doing what she did.

Raining here, and chilly

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3/2/17 8:41 P

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That will be an interesting project. You couldn't do the backing like a pillow and then turn it rightside out and finish stitching the opening by hand? Then a good press and it would be done. No binding needed. Of course, I am offering this suggestion without having seen the project you are getting into!


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We have cooler weather today. The rain forecast never found us.

School was lovely as always.

Teaching again Monday.

The HR gal at school asked me to back a table cloth her 97 year old mother embroidered. She bought the muslin backing. So I plan to iron it, and then pin the two pieces of fabric together before stitching them with my walking foot. I don't plan on charging much, but since I have to purchase binding for the project, I'll let her pay for that at least. I'll see what kind of a job it turns out to be.

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

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I DID get the pic of the quilt...didn't know who it was from when it first arrived! Thanks for sharing it with me! Still learning to use my iPhone..even after 5 months.

Yesterday there was wild weather predicted so I got up and out walking EARLY...had half my steps done before 7 am. Then the storms hit. It was fast and furious. At least 3 confirmed tornadoes in this area...one just missed us. then it rained much of the morning. Cleared off and I got my walking done in beautiful afternoon weather. What really puzzled me, though, is that Fitbit was of the opinion that I did 97 flights of stairs yesterday!!! Not sure if I actually even did ten...and I climbed NO hills. This morning, I have climbed ONE flight of stairs, but Fitbit didn't count it. It is bizarre. Weather is chilly bot GORGEOUS this morning and I will enjoy getting out to walk a bit later.

Hope everyone is doing well. March Greetings!

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It's right side up in the profile.

Edited by: YIDDLE at: 3/1/2017 (20:41)
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This is the photo that will appear on the Quilter's Crossing Facebook and website for folks to vote on my project after April 15th. I'll remind you so you can vote for me to win the viewer's award. Don't know how to turn it around.

I took my finished quilt to school today and showed it around. Very positive comments. Nice.

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Isn't it nice to know you haven't really lost your mind..or the key you were looking for! Yea!


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Color me happy. The key was in my bag all along, just under a napkin. I went through that bag four times, and didn't find it.

So relieved.

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We'll meet our goals with perseverance. Sure takes a ton of dedication and striving, but getting back into my clothes will be worth it. Most of my size 8 slacks fit nicely, but one black pair just won't budge. They're year round weight, and I want them for school wear. Worth the effort.

Another good day. Somehow I lost my room key this morning trying to get everything set up. So discouraging to lose anything. I simply cannot find the key and it's on a large ribbon thing that goes around my neck even. I don't like to wear those things, so I put it in my bag usually. I simply cannot find it anywhere.

I know I had it bc I had to unlock the door when I got here.

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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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We are a bit drippy this morning...mild temps..overcast sky at the moment. Not bad, though. Will push to walk between showers today. Like now..should go walk another round. emoticon

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I hit my goal, but not completely at teaching. We went grocery shopping after dinner, and I walked Kiwi a couple of times.

High of 85 today. The classroom is chilly, so dressing for the day means layers.

Have a grand day

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

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I knew the quilt would attract attention! Congrats on getting that done.

Did errands yesterday morning and was chagrined to see I only had about 2000 steps when I got home. Afternoon weather cleared and it was lovely to be out walking.



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The kids loved seeing the quilt in process, and were curious about all of it.

I finished sewing the binding to the back of the quilt.

Then knit another dishcloth. Six are done now. Plan to give them to dear neighbors who are selling their home and moving into a smaller place.

Students completed worksheets on their current literature: Frankenstein for Sophomores, and Julius Caesar for Freshmen. I helped them out a little, but mostly just monitored their progress.

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I am sure your beautiful quilt will stimulate interest at school when you pull it out to work on it! Enjoy your teaching days.

Mild weather here...rain moving through this morning but I have errands to run, so mostly will be in the car I guess. Should clear off for walking later.

Greetings to everyone else (does anyone else even come look?) Make good choices today!

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Before I went to bed last night I finished machine stitching the binding onto my quilt. I only had to miter the connection to finish it off. Then I clipped the binding in place all around the quilt. I'm taking it with me to do the hand sewing of the binding to the back of my quilt in my free time at school.

All is well here.

Be good to yourself.

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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Yes, I believe all is well. I stayed away from the quilt all day.

Teaching Monday through Thursday. Didn't want to leave quilt unfinished, but it seemed best.

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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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Have JUST finished my 12000+ steps. Still have stairs to do, but soon need to shower and wash hair for our 5 pm mtg. We leave home at about 4 pm. He has to be there a min. of 20 min. before mtg starts to run the literature counter.

It was in the 20s this morning but has warmed up enough that I got pretty warm by the time I made the last trek. Beautiful sunshiney day.

Daughter-in-law has a new fitbit and is amazed at how hard it is for her to get to 10000 steps. They passed me on the road..heading somewhere to ride bikes (the kids) and walk...DIL and her Hubby. Glad they can all go do that together. This area is putting in a lot of greenways and walking trails. I am delighted, but won't walk them alone.

Hope you recover easily from the too much quilting. Greetings to you and to Joe..and of course, Kiwi. emoticon

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All good here.

Quilted too long yesterday and am paying for it today. Taking a rest day.



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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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. . . . Vivian Greene


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NICE feeling!


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Hit my step goal teaching today. How cool is that. Not even a mall walk. 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...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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COOL re: the quilt...look forward to a photo!

Setting records here, too. It was 80 at 1 pm...broke a 120+ yr record for this date AND a 147 yr old record for being 4th day in February that was this warm. Sunny and windy today. CLOUDS of pollen being released by the cedar trees make them look like they are on fire! This weather does make one want to get out and plant and clean in the yard..but still may be too early. 30 degrees expected Sat/Sun night

Well, enjoy the warmth if that is YOUR weather. Enjoy the snow if that is what YOU are getting. Crazy weather patterns everywhere I guess. Make good choices. I need to get out and walk more. emoticon


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Another good teaching day.
Choir: Singing "This Land Is Your Land", Reading them a short bio about Woody Guthrie who wrote "This Land I Your Land"
Then watching a video on Wind instruments and finishing their time with a short bio of Sergei Prokofiev who wrote the classical orchestra piece "Peter and the Wolf" which demonstrates the various instruments while the story is narrated.

No wonder I love the music assignments.

Our temperature will climb to 84 today. We've had 20 days this winter of temps at or above 80. Set a record for our area. Yet we had those two days of 21 that froze so much vegetation. Landscapers should have a record year getting plants replaced. I haven't pulled out the dead and freshened up the ornamental parts yet.

Busy quilting. I'll get out there again when I'm sure the threat of cold is behind us. I don't expect any more freezing, but I wasn't prepared for it the first time.

I'll take a photo when I finish quilting the black and white. I'm through with the walking foot. Now it's just the free motion around the blocks of critters and the 4" border. I'm entering it in the panel challenge at my local quilt shop. The critters were a panel.

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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. . . . Vivian Greene


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Hope all is well with you. Warm and comfy weather today..will be record setting warm temp. Have finished walking and stairs for today. Tomorrow take a friend to her Dr. app't. It involves hauling wheelchair etc. Hope things will go smoothly..they usually do.


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That's the problem. The gals in the craft circle buy from each other, but expect and get low prices.

I'm quilting today again.

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Hope you can deduct the cost of the materials as a donation to charity and use that as a tax deduction. You did, of course, have the fun of gathering the supplies and actually making the quilt. I would think undervaluing the quilts and other things made would just encourage the public to expect cheap prices for quality goods. ....but what do I know. Everyone wants a bargain it seems.

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I'm happy it sold, yes. I know the price is low. The crafts are way undervalued for the work and materials put in them. My quilt is 58" by 56" before the binding, so nearly square. Since I donated all the material, batting, thread, and labor, the entire $75.00 will go to missions. Nothing came out of the craft budget. I am pleased about that, but wouldn't have priced it so low. Everything in it is top of the line from a good quilt store, no skimping.

Those in charge don't think people will pay what a project is worth.

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

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$75.00? Doesn't sound like much for a quilt...how big is your quilt? Knowing YOU, I am sure it is beautiful, no matter what size..and selling it before it is done is pretty neat. Guess the most important thing is that you are satisfied with the transaction. Congrats.

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Attended Craft Circle this morning. Pinned my black and white quilt together with its batting and backing. Another member bought the quilt today before it's even quilted. So I'll finish the quilt, and she'll write a check for missions for the purchase price of $75.00. Janet, the lady who bought it is an acquaintance of ours from church and walking the mall.

I'm very pleased.

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

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Sounds like fun!


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Traipsed around campus watching my 12th graders perform scenes from Macbeth in other classrooms. What an amazing delightful day. They had memorized their lines and were in costume. They were overly dramatic which made it all fun to watch as they gasped and died falling across other students and their desks. Very entertaining.

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Learned last night that a dear friend in South Africa has died of renal failure. The kidney problems were caused by her taking an over the counter medication for three years...along with aspirin for migraines. She apparently didn't research her med for the combination of those two is highly toxic. We all must be so careful about what we eat and the medicines we take..and today we must be educated consumers..not trusting anyone else to tell us what is good or not for us. The computer age has made it so much easier to find out about things like medications.

Jean, hope you had fun yesterday. Working today, too? Oops. Saw the post after I had posted. Hope your day is fabulous.

GORGEOUS morning here. I look forward to walking today.

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Subbing for 9/12 English. Lesson plans look like a great day ahead.

Take care.

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DH took me out for Chinese last night. He tolerates it while I thoroughly enjoy it. Nice surprise for me. He's still gobbling up his chocolate chip cookies.

My black and white quilt is coming along nicely. Hope to get more done today after my mall walk and another attempt to catch up house cleaning.

Stay on top of your life.

Keep it all moving.

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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Hello to all our quilting friends.

Come chat with us.

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My wonky stomach issues had subsided yesterday, but I had no appetite...and it showed again on the scale this morning. I was shocked to be several pounds BELOW goal...close to where Weight Watchers set my goal many, many years ago. I couldn't maintain it back then. I am definitely shaped differently now...T-tapp would probably help with that if I could just get going again. This morning I walked half my steps, then slept for two hours. THAT is unusual, too. Still, light breakfast and light lunch with no problems. 3000 steps to go and I will tackle that when the drippy rain stops.

Jean, Hope you have fun at the craft circle. And I know you will enjoy the choir assignment. You are amazingly flexible in what you can take on with the teaching assignments!

Greetings to our Quilty friends! Make good choices! emoticon

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Yeah for good numbers. I am back down to 127. Not terrific, but it's once again on the downward slope. Encouraging for me.

Have a new choir teaching assignment for Feb 24th. Very pleased. Love those kiddos.

Today is church's craft circle. I need to get organized and on my way.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I was thrilled...and surprised...at the numbers this morning. have felt much better today, but things still not normal. Could only eat half my usual breakfast. Went into Nashville to have lunch with my step mother. I ordered one of my usual favorites. but barely managed to eat 1/4th of the veggie burger (none of the matchstick fries).
Came home, went straight to bed and slept a solid two hours. Then had to tackle my walking. Barely going to make much over 10000 though I usually aim for 12000 minimum. It is not full dark yet, but I could very much enjoy going back to bed already. Sure hope this low energy stuff stops soon. At least stomach is not complaining.

So happy you had another good day teaching. Can hardly imagine a cafeteria like you describe. Last time I visited a school cafeteria...well, let's just skip that discussion.

Weather was chillyish today, but absolutely gorgeous. Saw trees in full bloom in town...don't know what kind of tree, but they were covered in pink blossoms. That is way too early!! Still, they were pretty.

Greetings to all our quilting friends! Hope you made good choices today! emoticon

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Your weight sounds grand.

Mine crept up again. School food is like a five star restaurant. No fooling. I have to watch every morsel. So yummy!

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Had kind of an off day yesterday...stomach feeling sour. Late evening, was sick...but this morning...after a rare 9 hrs in bed...I feel better, had good blood sugar numbers, lower than in a long time, and am at goal weight plus .1 lb!!! I know it won't keep but it is a great way to start the day!!

Enjoy your teaching day, Jean. Mild weather here today. Am having lunch with my step mother today. Looking forward to seeing her.

Hope everyone else is having a good day....Make good choices! emoticon


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Another warm day promised.

Off to teach English.

Grins all day.

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300 steps and four flights of stairs and I will have met my minimum goals for today. It is so mild out...in the 60s so not as warm as your area, Jean, but warm and humid here. there is a bit of a breeze and earlier, a very light rain.

Cute about the 4 letter words.

Hope everyone is doing well this weekend. emoticon

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Dachshund Kiwi gotten additional walk just to enjoy the great 80+ weather here.

Pastor today gave a Valentine themed sermon on "Healthy Marriages." Great advice for all relationships using I Corinthians, chapter 13. Serious information, but also some cute anecdotes too.

One such was:
Hurt Lady: "Pastor, my husband keeps using four letter words to me"
Pastor: "Can you explain for me?"
Hurt Lady: "Oh, you know - - - Wash, Iron, Dust, Cook and Bake!"

Tickled me. Have a great Sunday.

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WATCH MOUTH, MOVE LEGS

Wonderful advice. Love that.

I slept wonderfully well last night. It's always good to be needed, and to know the satisfaction of teaching again. I'm grateful for the opportunities.

Monday I return once more to the high school English department. I'm looking forward to that. Then I have no assignments until February 27th - - the start of another four day week of subbing.

Color me happy

Wishing you a fantastic weekend and much success in whatever you do.

Yes, I think it's time to contact team members and see what they are doing. My weekend through teaching Monday is busy, but perhaps I can help you look after life settles down a bit here. Housecleaning must be tackled. Joe has not noticed the floors, it seems. emoticon emoticon

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I listen to NPR while I walk every day. I often listen to programs that I find interesting and try to make note of, but usually can't remember the 'what" by the time I get back to the computer. I was listening to a radio program while I walked yesterday. Can't even remember the subject of the discussion nor what country they were talking about (India maybe? Japan?) anyway, Nearly at the end the person being interviewed said that the saying in her country regarding not getting fat was..."Watch mouth. Move legs." THAT got my attention. VERY good advice, don't you think?

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Early rising makes for early bedtimes..especially when the day is full! Glad you have things working well for you.

Wonder if there IS anyone else visiting this thread. Maybe we need to contact some of our team members and see what they are up to.

Still having some sinus drainage which leads to occasional bouts of coughing. Surely this will soon be over. I don't feel sick, but stayed home again from meeting last night so as not to risk sharing this cough stuff. Hubby said another friend sat behind him and coughed endlessly through the meeting. He found it distracting, but also wondered if she was sharing HER cough. Hoping for an early spring!!


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New bedtime of 9PM is working well. Didn't think I could get sleep so early, but the exhaustion of teaching every day makes the earlier bedtime welcome.

We are doing well. Last night we used one of our Christmas restaurant gift cards to enjoy dinner out. I'm sure Joe is getting cabin fever, bless his heart. If he would just drop me off at school, he could have wheels to gad about. He refuses to get into the private school car line to drop me off. I could walk in from the nearest intersection, but he won't hear of that either.

I am staying healthy, and energetic in school; the drain happens after I get home at night.

I have two varieties of homemade soup in the fridge, so dinners are easy.

Hoping to hear from anyone who is reading our posts.

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Glad for the good night's sleep. Boy, what a switch from 2nd graders to 12th!!

Expecting stormy weather today...it initially was expected during rush hour this morning, but now closer to noon. I decided I had better get moving so have done 8000+ by 9 am. Not much more to go to meet my goals...I will feel like I have a day off by the time I finish!!

Is anyone else even stopping in here now and then? Would love to know you are there! Please say "Hello" now and then! emoticon Make good choices.

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Oh, Yes! I went to bed early and slept like a rock. So grand.

Teaching Economics to 12th graders today. Well, actually I am just there to have an adult in the room. They have an assignment they will do without help from me.

Keep smiling.

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THAT class must have kept you busy! You should sleep well tonight!


Rain here midday but got my walking done around it. Would really like to go to bed now, but it is still a bit too early. Storms predicted tomorrow. We shall see what we get!

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Wow! I taught 2nd grade today because a sick 2nd grade teacher sent me a text at 6:20. Goodness.

Foolishly I stayed up until midnight finishing a novel, COOKING FOR PICASSO. I just didn't think I could sleep until I wrapped it up.

This was to be my day of rest to get ready for a full week. All is well. But I regret staying up so late last night.

Make good choices this week.

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I got half my steps in just before noon. About to head out again. It is beautiful outside. Wish I liked the afternoon programming here on NPR.

I have had a cough and sinus drainage all week...worst day yesterday...and now Hubby says I should stay home from meeting, not because I am sick...I don't feel sick...but because my voice sounds sick. Geesh. Of course, I would never want to make someone else uncomfortable and I hate when folks DO come out and ARE sick. Anyway, I will be listening to meeting from home this afternoon (we are 4th congregation this year, so our mtg is at 5:00. We rotate spots..so next year we meet at 9:30 am)

Greetings to everyone. Make good choices and MOVE somehow each day. emoticon

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Sunday blessings wished for you and yours.

Forgot my Fitbit this morning, so church and early morning stuff will not count. Oops!

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Morning and Hugs for you.

Jean from Texas
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Well, sick teacher is still very ill. I'm teaching for him again tomorrow, and then for the other 9th grade English teacher on Friday. So this is a four day week of teaching also. Next week is four days, too. I've never been this busy before. Unreal.

The private school has had a flurry of illness this month. Teachers and students are staying home very sick. Some of it is strep throat, some mononucleosis, some flu. All take a few days to throw off. I am using clorox wipes, and keeping my fingers away from my face. Doing my best to stay healthy. Joe and I have both had our flu and pneumonia shots. I am being super careful, and hope I can protect us.

Absenteeism is high. I am pleased with the work, but concerned about keeping us safe.

My steps are good. The scale was cooperative this morning. Yeah!

Stay positive.

Jean from Texas
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2/1/17 1:43 P

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Sun has come out here...walking is lovely. Temp at about 60. Glad you are doing something you enjoy so much today!

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Off to teach.

Sending hugs and warm thoughts.

Jean from Texas
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Today was excellent. I loved every minute. Great kids, good plans.

The teacher across the hall was very sick today, and asked me to cover his classes tomorrow. It's 9th grade English again so of course I'll do it. At lunch the Economics teacher asked me to cover her classes next Tuesday. I've subbed for her before, and know I can do well there. So next week I am teaching Economics Tuesday, English 9 Wednesday, Choir Thursday and Choir Friday. Haven't taken four days in a row in a while, but I am looking forward to a grand week. Honestly getting up at 5:30 four mornings in a row will be the hardest part of my week. I love the kids, so once I get rolling everything will be golden.

I'm only sorry that it means missing my church's Tuesday Craft Circle two weeks in a row. I've made some nice progress on my black and white crib size quilt, so I'm not slacking off.

Hope everyone is doing well.

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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I know you love being involved with the schools. Hope your day is wonderful.

I felt better yesterday..but still a bit draggy. My body is fighting off something. So grateful not to be SICK as so many have been/are this winter season.

Today we have almost clear skies and temps are to be in the mid 60s so I am looking forward to being out and about.

Greetings to all our fellow quilters ...are you folks working on anything in particular? I am still in stall mode. Trying to clear out my workspace. Daughter and grandson coming to visit mid March and will camp in my work room...would be nice to have things in better order in there!

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Morning
Short hello.

I am teaching today in an emergency situation. Teacher's young son is running a fever.

My scale has stalled. It's OK. I did not eat the lovely brownies I made for dinner with son and his wife. So I am confident I will continue to succeed. My biscuits to go with the soup were tiny bc my baking powder was 26 months past its due date and they didn't fluff up as anticipated. Oh, well. Since they were small, I ate four which was quite over the top. Yesterday was still a good day. Today I got on the scales at 5:30 which is a tad early for me. So hoping tomorrow will be better. Of course today I will be surrounded wth temptation in the magnificent school cafeteria. Will power will be absolutely necessary.

Gotta head off to school.

Sending hugs to all

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I had a not-so-good day...a rare thing for me. Just didn't feel good all day...though not sick. I did first trek down the driveway to gt the papers..and the rain let go just as I came in. Later walk brought snow pellets. My shoulders were aching...I suspect I wrenched everything when I caught my toe on something and stumbled...didn't fall. Hopefully that will subside today...for intend to get out and WALK today. I only got 7000 steps yesterday...first time in years I haven't made the 10,000, 12,000 or more goal for the day!!!

How lovely to enjoy your family as you have Jean. dinner time with son and family, phone contact with brothers and aunt! Glad you are having success with your walking and managing your dietary goals. Well done!!!

Sun is up here...should be a mild week weather wise which suits me fine! Hope everyone is doing well and making good choices. DO stop in and tell us how you are doing and what you are up to these days.

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Another good day on the scale. Bit by bit is encouraging for me. I'm staying focused.

Today was a banner day for phone chats. My brother in Spokane, WA called. My Aunt in Naples, FL called. Then I just had to call my oldest brother Dave in Venice FL. I love that guy so much. I feel especially blessed to have touched base with my wonderful family in such a great way.

Walking is acceptable since I made my step goal by walking the mall after church. I got out before the stores opened, always a treat for me.

Kiwi has had two decent walks, but not heroic.

We invited our oldest son Mike and his wife MaryAnn to have homemade soup, biscuits and brownies with us today. Enjoyed their visit.

Hope all enjoyed their Sunday, and can look forward to next week. Warm thoughts coming your way.

Jean from Texas
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Sun IS shining on us today...and I am heading out to walk shortly.Sunny but also windy. 51 degrees.
Yesterday, I got going on some cooking projects and housecleaning, not realizing that when I got dressed, I forgot to put on my Fitbit. It was a challenge to meet my personal minimum goal yesterday once I discovered my error! Tomorrow's forecast is for a snow/rain mix...a mess. Hope I can get my steps in between whatever comes down!

Today I got to go with a friend to visit a lady who is 92. Mrs. Taylor grew up out in the country...very close to where I now live. She knew my family, has shared photos with us...and is full of stories. I know some of the ladies she remembers were quilters. I have seen several at a now defunct local quilt show...It was exciting to see links to my family history.

I need to get going while the sun is out! HOpe everyone is having a good day and making good choices.



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Thank you. I am focusing and putting forth extra effort.

I'm leaving sweets alone even though it's very hard. I'm reading less, and going to bed at 10:00 no matter what else is pressing. I'm tackling some fun quilting, and am fooling around with yarn again. All good things that make me feel better about myself.

It's Texas winter cold here, too. Certainly not Michigan cold, but chilly enough for me.

Hope the sun is shining on you, and making you smile.

Jean from Texas
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Only a little bit of walking so far this morning...it is pretty chilly out there. I have been busy indoors..still on my feet.

Congrats on the scale results...you are right about the time they say it takes to make a habit become the normal instead of a special effort.

I made a friend through a friend on Facebook...and she is an AVID quilter. She lives in NC...we have had fun getting to know one another and we have a lot in common, but boy is she productive with the quilting!!! I have finally uncovered the sewing machine for a minor repair to a pillow for a grandson, but Cindy has really amazed me at all she gets done..and makes me want to finish some of the stuff I have started. I keep talking about it, still haven't DONE much though. Without my quilting friends, I don't know how I would EVER get back going again. You are another inspiration, Jean.

Hope everyone is doing well. Make good choices. Back to work for me...vacuum awaits my attention! emoticon

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I hope any who are just reading our messages are encouraged, and will join us in our chats.

I had a slight drop on the scale this morning. That's encouraging, but I know it will take weeks for my new resolve to become habit. I think 30 days of new thinking and acting patterns finally make a habit. I'm willing to put in the good work to get to my goal.

The church's craft circle has helped me get back into the sewing room, and inspired to work on projects. I have so much fabric just laying on the shelves up there that can be put to good use, and bring in money for missions. The ladies are super friendly and just so good to be around.

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

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