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1/29/15 8:54 P

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It is lovely that you can take charge of so many diverse classes, Jean! I admire that!

Beautiful day yesterday...surprisingly nice day today, too, though very windy. Now the cold front has gone through and winter is back at least for a few days. February is usually our coldest, worst weather month...so we are almost there and then it will be behind us. I am eager for Spring. I hope the squirrels haven't found ALL my spring and summer bulbs!

Need to take my sewing machine in for it's annual cleaning/tuneup. Should have taken it in September!!!

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1/29/15 8:16 P

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Teaching music today and tomorrow. Delightful. day was 4 sections of 4th grade. tomorrow is the 5th grade choir (53 singers) and one section of 3rd grade and I see one section of 4th grade a second time. I love singing, so It's easy to lead them. Today we enjoyed "This Land Is our Land!" Then we played music bingo.

Weather still gorgeous here, but Texas winter returning this weekend. Nice break.

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1/27/15 10:05 P

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I assisted in Kindergarten today. Loved it. Assistant called at 6:50am to tell me her daughter had a fever of 101, and she needed to take her to the doctor. All 16 kids were present, full of life, and eager to learn.

I helped a great deal with a boy who recently came to our country. His Mom speaks Spanish, and his Dad Portuguese. He is doing remarkably well, and only speaks English in school. He was awesome with the mathematics problems. He is writing a short narrative about himself that includes his favorite things. It's fill in the blank. We read the original sentences, and then he gave me his answers. Next he copied the whole sentences.

Recesses were grand bc our temperatures rose from the 50's into the high 70's. Great to be outside running around.

We finished our last 1,000 piece puzzle. I think I'll have Joe glue this one together onto the foam board so I can hang it upstairs in my craft area.

Stay safe and warm.

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

“I’m 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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1/25/15 3:34 P

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Finger continues to heal. Changed bandaid last night and am pleased with wound's appearance.

Great walks today for me, too.

Temperature hit low 70's. Maybe some of it will come your way.

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1/24/15 9:17 P

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Glad the finger is doing OK. Glad you are having fun with the jigsaw puzzles. We used to do them at inlaw's cottage in NH many years ago.

AM walking...am over 10000 for today but still have five flights of stairs to do yet.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. We woke up to snow this morning, but an afternoon of sunshine and temps (normal) in the 40s. Nice for walking outside. emoticon

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1/24/15 8:18 P

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No, I'm not on blood thinners. Just took a small chunk out of my index finger. It is still doing well. I'm not checking it daily. The stretch bandaid is still in place from the doctor's office. It throbs when I walk an hour if I forget to keep it at heart level. As soon as it begins to pulse, I raise it up. Still sore when bumped, but that's all.

Joe and I finished another jigsaw puzzle today - - - a 1,000 piece colorful one. I bought two on sale at Barnes and Noble this week. Great challenge!

Keep walking Asta. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/24/15 2:59 P

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Beautiful afternoon in middle TN. In the 40's which is normal for us this time of year. We had light snow overnight which was pretty this morning. I so appreciate the sunshine after a day like yesterday...it was wet, dreary...kind of sapped any interest in doing anything all day. Yea for sunshine!! emoticon Am half way through my 10000 steps, but only have two flights of stairs so far. It is just chilly enough that I came in to warm up...but will go back out shortly. SP goals and streaks...and friends...do help me stay accountable and make me reach a bit further to reach goals. THANKS friends and SP!

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1/24/15 11:58 A

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Jean, are you on any blood thinners or aspirin? Sometimes that makes us bleed worse and have trouble getting it to stop. Hope it heals fast. Hope everyone has an awesome Saturday! It's supposed to be pretty here in Texas next week. Cant wait. But will get cold again. Guess we are lucky not to have cold all winter long. emoticon . Keep Sparking.

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1/22/15 6:16 P

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Saw my doctor this afternoon bc of my anxiety over this slice. He carefully looked over the wound and the nick to my finger nail (which saved the finger from worse damage) and said it is doing well without intervention. He cleaned the finger, put on a stretch bandaid, and let me know that healing will take a long time. So all is well - - - just tender.

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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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1/22/15 5:40 P

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emoticon Jean, I am so sorry for the hiccup, The only time I ever got cut, PTL, was when I was getting out of the package.

I have been busy complaining lately but today I am having a better day. I may even do something creative today other than worry about breathing. LOL

It is sunny out but still cold out, supposed to be nice tomorrow.


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1/22/15 4:11 P

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Remember to hold it UP when it is bleeding so as to slow the flow. So sorry you had such an accident.
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1/22/15 2:24 P

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I went to Girl Friend Sew meeting last night and cut out the 8-1/2" flannel squares for a rag quilt. I had a quilter's klutzy accident with my rotary cutter. On my left hand index finger, I sliced a tiny piece of flesh off (next to my fingernail). Blood everywhere. So embarrassing! Dumb mistake from losing concentration while gabbing with friends. It isn't big, but really bleeds. My wonderful DIL helped me get it covered tightly with gauze and tape so I could drive myself home (40 minutes). She wanted to drive me but that wasn't necessary. I unwrapped it at home to show Joe and get antibiotic cream on it. More blood. After I walked this morning, the gauze was drenched again. So now it's a butterfly bandaid, plus gauze and a rubber finger over that. Will see the doctor if things don't improve.

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1/19/15 4:07 P

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The dogs are puppies...half grown and still teething I suspect. They have a doggy door arrangement and should prob. lock them outside (they have dog houses with heated beds) when they aren't there. Daughter is headed home now..may post pics on FB to show what damage was done. I figured, one less piece of furniture to move to CO.

Jean, I am sorry for the loss of your friend. It is always hard to say good bye.

We are having beautiful weather here and we are loving both the abundance of sunshine AND the moderate temperatures (though that will not last long of course). DH and I walked our fenceline looking for a short..we found a few problems and fixed them. I have my 10000 steps in early today..and only need four more flights of stairs, too.

Hope all are making good choices and staying as active as you can! emoticon

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Goodness! Bad Dogs. Crate them. Have to contain them somehow.

Glad you can enjoy the grandsons. Such a treasure, especially since you know their time to move may come soon. I hope their house sells. Selling climate is good in our area, but I know it can be treacherous elsewhere.

Walking is good. Arthritis is acting up, so knitting is limited.

Very dear artist friend lost his battle to liver cancer this weekend. We dearly loved the man, and he made the world a better place. Such an honor to be his friend.

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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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My youngest daughter and youngest grandson have been here since Friday. Son-in-law started a new job last Monday...in DENVER CO! She will follow when they either buy a house in Denver or sell the house in TN. Andrew has had a grand time with his Papa and his cousin (Kaleb lives next door), I've done some mending for them....they have two half grown pups who are chewing up EVERYthing...including clothing. I won't be able to mend the two corners of the living room couch that they chewed up this morning! THAT certainly isn't going to help sell the house! The mild weather has been very welcome,,,,especially the bright sunshine! I find it hard to believe that January is more than halfway over!

Hope everyone is well and had a good weekend!

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1/15/15 3:37 P

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No school germs took root So thankful.

Gorgeous sunny day today. Hope you can get outside for a bit.

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“I’m 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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I feel fine. Hope I managed to avoid the germs. We'll see.

Jean from Texas
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“I’m 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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Enjoyed looking at your lovely embroidery work. Thanks for sharing.

I was called in to assist the fourth grade teachers late last night. Their assistant has a fever. Hope I can stay well in this germ tank. The kids are awesome, but many of them are battling colds and recovering or coming down with something.

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“I’m 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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A gal on the Texas thread finds some gems, and I copy hers. Loved the last two.

Glad you liked them.

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emoticon I love these.

I just posted a couple of my embroidery objects

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Those are....funny? Interesting? Impossible? lol. I don't even know what to say! Thanks for sharing. Where are you getting this stuff?

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Here's another one! emoticon

Lexophile" is a word used to describe those who have a love for words, such as "you can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish" (one of my favorites), or "to write with a broken pencil is pointless." A competition to see who can come up with the best lexphillies is held every year in an undisclosed location. This year's winning submission is posted at the very end.

.. When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
.. A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
.. When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.
.. The batteries were given out free of charge.
.. A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
.. A will is a dead giveaway.
.. With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
.. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
.. When you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall.
.. Police were called to a day care center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
. Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.
.. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
.. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
.. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.
.. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
.. When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she'd dye.
.. Acupuncture is a jab well done. That's the point of it.

And the cream of the wretched crop: .. Those who get too big for their pants will be exposed in the end.


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emoticon Hi I just really enjoyed your trivia, I needed that. LOL Made my day/

The sun is shining today and the snow is melting, mud puddles all around. LOL

I am feeling peaceful today, listening to old hymns and Christian songs. I am embroidering some peacock pillow cases, the old fashioned ones. It is going to be so colorful. What a glorious day it is.

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I have a vet appt for Kiwi to get his nails cut. They grow so fast, and he won't let me cut them. We'll go at 3:00PM today when the vet and techs are out of surgery. Kiwi loves their chewy things, too. They look like rawhide, but are a noodle concoction. Kiwi takes a while to chew them down so he can swallow them. Bella introduced Kiwi to them; same vet. Need a new supply here. Ours are gone now.

My son, DIL and grandson are safely home again from the Michigan funeral. They shared the happy coincidences, and blessings they experienced surrounding DIL's Mom's death. Tremendous sadness, but there were some rainbows, too. DIL's Dad is overwhelmed, and grieving. Immediate plans are for him to stay with each of three Michigan sons for two weeks each. Won't happen bc he's such an angry curmudgeon, but everyone will give it their best shot. After his visits with his sons, our DIL Delores will return to Michigan to help him sort out his home, and her Mom's things. They did what he'd allow while they were up there in Michigan.

Very chilly here in low 30's and raining for two days. Br-r-r-r-r Not like you true Northerners, but cold for Texas.

Sending hugs, and warm thoughts.

Jean from Texas
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1/7/15 4:41 P

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You are getting a much greater arctic blast than we are.

Interesting facts

Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be
recycled an infinite amount of times!

Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of
years.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst
mechanism shuts off.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the
world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of
blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant
she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet's tail always points away from the sun.

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their
visors to reveal their identity.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle
of the day.

When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy .

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be
sufficient to knock the bridge down.

Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

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It can be difficult indeed to cope with the loss of one's mother. DH and I were living with Mom when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor..that on Friday evening. Put her on a plane the next day to go for medical treatment..and never saw her again. She died in the hospital 6 weeks later...most of the family had been able to come to her. We couldn't leave all her animals and other responsibilities. Our strong hope for the future carried us through.

GOOD for Megan! Sounds like she has made a very wise choice.

Happy you aren't as frigid as expected today. It was 30 here when I went outside at 6 am...I opened the chicken coop, put out feed and then started walking. Had 5000+ steps done before 7 am. Temps have been dropping steadily...getting close to 20 now if it isn't there already...and the wind is howling. I am so glad to have most of my steps in...I made sure to walk a lot in the grocery store this morning, too. Have less than 2000 steps to finish, but probably 8 flights of stairs yet to do. Our low tomorrow is to be 4 degrees plus windchill. I will have to find a way to get those steps done inside at home!!

Hope everyone is doing well. Make good choices and keep moving!!! emoticon

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Glad you can help out with the grand kids. Our youngest here in Texas is our 20 year old Megan. Our great grand sons in Michigan are 6, and 7 with birthdays next month. Sweet little boys.

Megan has done well with her decision to break her engagement. She is happier and feeling better about the world. She starts on line college classes this week while continuing to work part time at Bed, Bath and Beyond. We thought the socialization of attending classes would be great for her, but she doesn't want to go that route. She lives at home with her single Mom who will pay her living and college expenses as long as she passes her classes. That's their deal.

We're at 49 degrees this morning instead of the drop to freezing that was predicted.

Thanks for your kind thoughts about the loss of DIL's Mom. Delores is a strong gal, so I'm hoping she continues to handle her world in a healthy way. I'm so proud of her as a person and friend. I had a horrible emotional time with my own Mom's death in 1978. It can be devastating.

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Loss of a loved one is always sad for those saying "goodbye" It sounds like she "fought the fine fight" for a long time.

Glad you are able to enjoy walking outside. I walked outside today also..dreading the cold coming in tomorrow and last for several days. They are predicting a morning low of 4 degrees on Thursday.

Looks like we will have two of our grandsons here Friday...Mom has to work in Atlanta. We will have Dylan (homeschooled) all day and his younger brother after school. Having Dawson after school will also mean, I am sure, we will also have Kaleb. All three of these guys live on either side of us here on the farm.

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Puzzle #8 is coming along nicely. I am watching my posture and avoiding the leaning, stretching over the table.. Back is feeling better already. Yesterday I took Aleve, but nothing today.

Today I only walked 1/2 hour in the mall. We picked up our son and grandson and dropped them at the airport for their flight to Michigan. My quilting DIL's 73 year old Mom died yesterday. Funeral tomorrow. DIL has been up there a few days already. Very sad as all deaths are. DIL's Mom has been on dialysis three times a week for five years with oxygen 24/7 also for the five years. She's had many close calls, but always fought her way back until this time. She stopped breathing at home, and was unresponsive when hospitalized. Medical intervention could not bring her back, so the machines were disconnected.

This afternoon I had a 3 mile walk on the nature trail with my Kiwi and DIL's dog, Bella. It was warm and felt awesome to be outside.

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Finally completed the 7th puzzle. Tons of pale pink and yellow made it extremely difficult. I believe I stayed with it far too long. We work on the puzzles in the middle of the dining room table, so I was leaning over the puzzle for hours at a stretch. My back is quite uneasy, and I sincerely hope that bending over for long periods is the only issue. I have done so well since my cortisone shot. I just don't want to travel that road again. We do enjoy working the puzzles, but perhaps I need to be careful about the amount of time I stress my back. Didn't put cause and effect together soon enough.



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Afternoon
I'm walking in mall. Doing OK there. Daughter Pam not walking after work until her cold is gone, so no evening walks.

Paid bills today. Necessary chore.

Working on 7th puzzle. Frustrating at times Spent over an hour on outside frame of pieces, still not done. Put some internal parts together. Nice pastime if I don't get too grumpy with results. This puzzle has 1/3 light colors - - both the sky and the water are the same color. Challenging. The 10th puzzle in the box will be super hard as it's mostly windows. Usually windows help us organize the scene, but not for number 10.

Drippy, chilly weather.

Alabama lost to Ohio last night. So sad, but we had fun with the family anyway. Joe and I left the gathering at half time bc it was already 10PM.

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Well, am getting new year off to strange start...exercised and am meeting SP goals...that's good...ate strangely...not good....worked on getting paper stuff sorted and gone...good...still have multiple quilting projects left undone...not good....I am feeling well...good...husband still not sleeping well and is grumpy and still itchy from shingles...not good. Guess all that is really pretty normal. That is OK.

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emoticon HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Asta, you sound like you just might (might) get organized. Good luck. LOL

It got down to 19 below zero last night. brrrr Praise the Lord for a wonderful, warm home.

Since I had a blood transfusion, I don't crave as many sweets, but I do want to have ketchup on lots of things now, and I never cared much before. LOL Maybe my dna was changed. LOL Not really but fun to think about. Maybe there is something in the tomato that help with the anemia. Who knows.

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My quilting mentor was incredibly organized...her sewing room was PACKED with fabric, including well organized scraps in strips, cut pieces etc. I was in such awe when I first saw it! I will NEVER manage that!!

There are Lots of things to do with the scraps...it is just getting to the doing! Last Spring I took a class (wish I had chosen a larger size to make!) I used fat quarters originally purchased for a baby quilt but never made...all wild colors and prints. The quilt is not finished but it looks TERRIFIC!!! EVeryone else had used coordinated fabrics. This is a great way to use up scraps, too, since the pieces are small. I can't wait to get this one done and make a BIG one!


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Scraps are a problem for me, too. I save them even knowing I can't do a darn thing with them. I bookmarked your link. That's a good idea. I've heard of others cutting scraps into manageable pieces and even sorting by sizes of say, 5", 4", 3", & 2" to use up later in a project. The pattern isn't expensive, either. I have 2-1/2" pieces cut up that didn't get used in a quilting class I took. That would be a start.

I have an awful amount of new fabric purchased at Quilt shop hops and the quilt festival. Just no gumption to do anything with them. I thought at the time, I'd chop them up and create, but never did.

Yesterday Joe finished jigsaw puzzle #5 by himself. After 4 hours, I just walked away and read a book on my iPad. I am reading more and more lately. A quiet relaxing time for me. It's 49F here this morning. Cold enough for bundling up with a good coat to walk Kiwi.

I need to eat breakfast now, shower, walk Kiwi and head for the mall to walk.

Sending hugs for you and yours.

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Oh how I can't trust my memory. I finally found the magazine and the quilt. I still love it, but it doesn't look at all like I thought. It also is not in THREADS magazine...it is in a mag. from the publisher of Threads...Quilt with Scraps. from spring of 2914. The name of the quilt is 99 Bottles...and has 5, 652 pieces of fabric ("more or less"). (page 70 of the mag if you can find one to look at!) There is a folded view on the front cover of the mag.

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Jean, I DID read all the reviews...over and over. Contemplated this a lot, looked and looked for something else...new or used. The used ones have been either pure junk or too expensive or too nice to paint white. The new ones just don't do the trick either. DH and I are both pretty good at assembling things so I think if we are careful, we prob can manage it. some of the reviewers LOVED it once they got it together. I also am mindful that not everyone is ABLE to follow directions and work with assembling stuff. I can't find anything I even sort of like as much..but haven't made the purchase yet. Thanks for caring.

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Oh, Asta
The reviews are terrible that I read. Please look around in furniture and antique shops before you spend that much for what others are panning so horribly.

The glass doors will make fabric storage great bc you can see what you have. I think the final product is wonderful if you can get it together properly.

We have several pieces of iKea kit furniture that we put together. We usually can do it OK, with a lot of fussing. Have you looked at iKea's catalog? They can deliver to some locations. We usually managed to borrow a truck to get things home if the item was too large for our MINI with the seats folded down.

Hurrah for Bruce finding some modicum of relief. Hope he continues to feel heartily improved.

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Here is the link to the cabinet I hope to purchase (I hear it is tough to assemble!) www.countrydoor.com/display-cabinet.
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DH's latest report this morning is that he is not itching. I don't know about tenderness...forgot to ask. He said yesterday that the oil blend wore off after about 3 hrs (he began itching again) and last night, he got it in his head that the oils were causing the itching. I doubt that, but oh well. Anyway, he feels better this morning. I told him the shingles may be about done running its course...4 to 6 weeks is common and we are nearly to the end of week four.

Weather is relatively mild still...and cloudy. Temps will be lower this week, but not as bad as some places. We may be done with the rain...got over an inch so far (got a new rain gauge tube on Sat.)

Re: organizing my work spaces..everything is in disarray from when I took several classes in quick succession last Spring and then launched into that get-it-done-quick quilt for my great niece. I find such a mess rather overwhelming...and I must be cautious about putting stuff away without checking to see if it is part of one of the unfinished projects...don't want to use up something that is already committed to another project. I am seriously considering (about decided) purchase of a pretty white display case to move my fabric stash into...it wiill be so much easier to see things in there. Also considering an idea I read about of cutting scraps into useable squares...I have a threads magazine with a quilt I love on the cover...but it would be a mammoth job. I COULD however begin storing up scraps already cut for it, or even begin assembling the blocks...it is an Irish chain with very small blocks...white field with multi-color chain (will have to hunt for the magazine and will post a link if I can). All of these plans are very ambitious for me...I have a hard time coping with paper, piles, stuff in general. This would be wonderful if it were ever accomplished. lol We'll see.

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So pleased Bruce is finding relief. Organizing the sewing room? I need to do mine too.

Jolette
Hope your day is pleasant.

Rain was constant at our house yesterday. I only walked 1 mile all day long. Kiwi had a couple of short wet trips, but no real distance. It's supposed to start drying up here Saturday, so I'll have short walks with little Kiwi, and for sure spend time in the mall, not shopping, just walking.

Joe and I are working jigsaw puzzles together. We received a box of 10 Thomas Kincade puzzles for Christmas. We've completed four of them so far. The box contains two 100 pc, four 300 piece, and FOUR 500 hundred pc puzzles. We started with the lower counts. They are fun, but something we had not done for decades.

Wishing you a fabulous New Year with time to do things that bring you satisfaction.

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I think the essential oil blend I prepared helped! DH was really flinching when we applied it after his shower, but at bedtime when we applied it again, no flinching. Today he says he is not hurting though there are a couple of spots where he is itching. He took some painkiller last night that has something to help with sleep...took two and is feeling the effects today. One is enough. He DID sleep last night, though, (I slept better, too), so at least he is more congenial today. What a relief.

Rain is back again. Lot's of that ahead for us. I have been trying to clean up my office/sewing area. Much to do!



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Good Books.

How fun! Your babies will love having their own copy, too.

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I have just been checking through my books regarding quilting. I have collected a number of children's books...and can see where my mind is. I just realized I have two copies of two of the books..and three of another!!! I have always loved kids books...and of course, I love quilting so it is a natural fit for me to collect books like these. It is so easy to purchase the same book over and over and not realize it. I do it with my casual reading also!

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Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt

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Christmas was quiet this morning, and then full of love with family and friends this afternoon and evening.

A wonderful day.

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emoticon Part of the kids came over. since they are staggering the visits since my stamina is not too good. Had a great day.

Asta, I am so sorry for Bruce, Arnie had it and it took way to long to get over it. Both of us suffered./ LOL

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Thanks, Jean. He says he thinks he is feeling somewhat better this evening. I keep offering remedies to try though time may be the only real solution.

Glad you enjoyed your family today.

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Evening
Our family gathered at my son's home today. Fantastic. Food was super, and plentiful: I ate too much. Yummy! All the Texas grand kids made it there. So wonderful to see all of them. We do love them.

We exchanged gifts, and had a ton of laughs. I love my new pillow. Kiwi does not know what to make of it. He sniffed it all over, but I placed it out of his reach for fear he'd tear it up.

Asta, Praying that dear Bruce returns to good health soon.

Jolette, Wishing you good health this season and always.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you.
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emoticon THE SON IS SHINING in my heart and hope you special day will be with you. Have a very Blessed Christmas.

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No, definitely not a fun time..for either of us. Poor guy! I will relay your greetings. So glad YOU are feeling better.

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So sorry your DH is suffering with shingles. Not a fun time for him. Hugs from me.

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I have been doing very well at getting in those 10000 steps (including 10 flights of stairs) each day...sometimes late..and sometimes by pacing in my bedroom, but getting them. Today it was so mild early that I got started early...and kept going since I knew rain was predicted. Well, we have the rain which arrived with a dramatic downpour! BUT, I have over 9000 steps and 6 flights done already by lunch. emoticon

DH is still miserable with his shingles stuff. The scabs are all gone but the new skin is alive with nerves. He itches and he can't sleep...so he is not a happy camper by a long shot (and not easy to live with either!) Poor guy.

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Sorry about your overnight misery. Get well now.

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I'm sure you hit your 10,000 step goal before bedtime. Way to go. I did also. Very pleased for both of us
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The kids came over yesterday and they were adorable. Loved the books which is a good thing. I am not the best reader but I did the best I could. I do not do groans very well but for a 4 year old;, it was passable.LOL

I got some bad food last night and I was so sick. I have NEVER gotten so sick in my life. Wow!! We had to call someone in at 4 in the morning to help Arnie because it was so bad. Feeling fine now but not eating much today.

It is snowing out today so Christmas may be a white Christmas after all. I big surprise, even the news missed the predictions.

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I am at 9964 steps...and still have 5 flights of stairs to go at almost 5 pm. I appreciate the mild weather today.

Very glad you are feeling better, Jean.

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I exceeded my 10,000 steps today Walked the mall a bit before 9:00am, not busy. The mall is opening at 8:00 until Christmas.

Feeling better. Gaining weight steadily from not walking, and enjoying cookies. Need to curb the nibbles and get back to walking regularly.

Quiet day here at home.

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We were out the door EARLY this morning to pick up a friend and take him to hospital for a procedure today. After we'e been there 5 hrs, we learned that there is an issue with his kidney and they were delaying the procedure to later in the day..and keeping Frank overnight for observation. So, we left...I felt awful leaving him alone there, but it couldn't be helped. We will stay in contact by phone and probably be the ones to pick him up tomorrow when (if) he is released.

I was JUST about to head out to do the 6000 steps still awaiting my attention, but it just started raining. Phooey! Hope it will not last long...it is easier to walk the driveway than pace 6000 steps inside! Right now, a nap sounds wonderful after a not-sound-sleep night.

Greetings to everyone.



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Sending my love and prayers for your families.

DIL is having big family celebration Christmas Eve at 1:00PM. Grateful for that.
We will not have a Christmas day gathering here. Seeing everyone the day before will be wonderful.

Body is doing well and I am grateful for the return of good health. Thank you for your good wishes and prayers on my behalf.

Not sure if I will attempt walking in the mall yet. The stores will open early this week; not the best for me. My weight is slowly creeping up, so I am thinking of getting out there again.
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emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so glad you are feeling better. This time of year has been hit really hard here. It about wiped out the little schools.

My granddaughter is going to come out today and bring her little ones, Peace is 6 and Saphire is 4, and Rhea is two months so it will be fun. I am hoping they don't stay too long as I get so tired but I am pumped.

I am listening to hymns on the cd and feeling so peaceful, I got some cd's from the internet by the guy who calls himself "the Singer" and it is so nice.

Have a blessed day and God Bless YOU

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Very glad you are feeling better. Hope you heal and then stay well!

DH is in his 3rd week of dealing with shingles. Daughter came today and did more red light therapy and essential oil treatment. He doesn't hurt unless something touches/rubs/aggravates the skin where the blisters were. Sleep is the biggest issue since he moves around a lot in his sleep and if he rolls onto his shoulder, it sets off the pain. Had FCT (field control therapy) last Friday...was a bear Friday afternoon. Some improved mood yesterday, def. better today. I hate that he is so miserable (mainly from lack of good sleep) but so grateful for these alternative therapies that are helping bring some degree of relief.

Beautiful weather today...so welcome after so many days of grey clouds.

Attended a wonderful assembly yesterday. Theme was "Seek Peace and Pursue it." It was a very long day, but SO well worth it!

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Went to the doctor for medical intervention. I am much improved now. I'm on antibiotics for the sinus infection and drops for the pink eye. My body just quit fighting for me.

Christmas blessing wished for you. May the joy of the season permeate everything you do.


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Thank you, both of you.

I slept dry last night. It's good to get though the night without the congestion. It isn't over bc as soon as the congestion returned this morning, I was coughing and blowing again Grateful for the good sleep.

I have more energy today, so will take on some easy chores. No mall walking, or getting out in crowds for a while. Kiwi needs his exercise, but that has to be enough for both of us.

May the Joy of the Season wrap itself around you. God bless.

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The kids were here and the children were delightful. Naomi is about to walk and David is progressing so fast.

The weather is not too good but very little snow this month and I am thankful for no ice.

Jean, I am so sorry about your health, sometimes, when things bear down, I feel like Job. I am so glad that it is me and not others so I just do the best I can.

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You are wise to conserve your energy and let your body work on healing. emoticon

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Yes, after walking healthy for so long, I have certainly taken a terrible decline in health.

Today I walked Kiwi, fixed broiled salmon with baked potatoes and mixed vegetables for an easy dinner. I read a book on my iPad, and took a nap.

We have not put our tree up. Maybe tomorrow. Just didn't feel like using the energy.

Stay healthy. I'm doing my best to reserve energy, trying to heal.

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Oh Jean...you sure are getting clobbered this year! I do hope you will be able to recuperate without picking up anything else along the way!!

No further developments today for DH with his shingles. He went to Kingdom Hall this morning...glad to be able to go. We went to lunch and he is now looking forward to football on TV. His scabs are coming off bit by bit so a dress-shirt collar and tie were not very comfortable.

We are having wonderfully mild weather today. I am glad but so wish the sun would come out from behind the clouds.

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Wow! Asta
Joe's DAd had so much pain with his shingles. I am pleased that you have found ways to keep your dear hubby pain free. Continuing to pray for him.

Jolette
Wonderful news about your grand babies. Enjoy your visit with them.

My immune system has taken a terrible hit. I now have pink eye with my cold. So I am definitely homebound I have prescription drops for the eyes, and am using over the counter medication for my cold. Definitely need to turn down any and all requests for teaching through the end of 2014 to get myself healthy once more.

Grateful for good news from both of you. God bless!

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Hubby is doing well. NO pain from the shingles. Had three days of energy..then kind of deflated yesterday. He just got up so I don't know what the day ahead holds for him. His skin is healing nicely now. Thanks for your concern.

Hope you have fun with your family, Jolette!

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emoticon Oh Asta, I am so sorry about your husbands shingles, Arnie had it too, and it took him so long to get over it and the terrible tiredness lasted forever. I am praying for both of you. Hope he will respond well.

Jean take care of yourself, the flu is rampart in the schools here too and there are so many who have it,, they may have to completely close the school.. We are a very small school and there are about 70 kids who have been hit.

My granddaughter and her husband and the two little ones are coming over tomorrow if it isn't nasty out, and have lunch and treats. They have a little one, Naomi who is 8 mo, old, and our special little autistic guy , David 8 yrs old. David is a miracle, he has started talking and making oh so much progress. I am thinking the Lord is working in our lives, and he may be healed. He talks so much you sometimes have to tell him it isn't always appropriate to talk. LOL He is even telling jokes and reading out loud. I am so happy.

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Thanks.

Helped in one kindergarten section today. Such darlings. They read to me, wrote a letter to a classmate who's moving to Canada, and worked on math concepts. They are so sharp.

My throat was scratchy today. Not good, but I used decongestant and got through the day. I'm glad I don't have any commitments now. Hopefully I'll get back on top of this again.

Be good to yourselves.

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Very happy you are having fun, Jean! Keep it up!


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I am using cold medication to handle the symptoms of my cold.

Today I taught 4th grade English and loved it Tomorrow I am helping in kindergarten. Both assignments are fun. It was warm enough at recess to be in the sun without heavy coats, I did wear a sweater for warmth.



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Hubby is still battling the shingles outbreak. Biggest issue is that he can't sleep properly. The red light therapy and essential oils treatment has taken care of the pain issues except if he rubs on the shingles lesions. He hasn't slept much (enough) for three nights running. Can't wear the c-pap because of the blisters on the back of his neck...though those are drying out now. I am just SO grateful he is not enduring excruciating pain along with the lack of sleep.

I am trying to motivate myself out of the non-sewing slump I have been in for months. Other than a few bits of mending, I haven't touched the machine, my on-going projects or stuff on my sewing tables in months. With cold weather coming (and going and coming again), I would like to be sewing. Of course, the early darkness does not help with that!

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I understand. It's easier to walk with a friend bc I don't drag it out, just stay focused and get it done. Alone, I tend to wander in open stores and circle around Not really shopping just bored with circular walking. That's why it's better for me to go before the stores even open.

Today I checked out Christmas dishes looking for a festive cookie jar. I gave mine to Tara last year bc it coordinated with some other stuff i gave her. I don't need one, and probably won't get another one, but looking was enjoyable. I have a VW Beetle cookie jar we use year round, and that will do until I find a Santa one I really like again. I looked at the Martha Stewart one, but left it in the store. I like some Spode stuff, but I don't have Spode either. Pam's Nikko Christmas dishes are similar to Spode in that a Christmas tree is the center of the design Nikko's has a white bear under the tree, and Pam collected white bears for ages. So Nikko is the right one for her home.

Sending hugs to you both


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My new gimmick for getting my steps in is to phone my homebound disabled friend...and we talk on the phone as I walk the driveway. She loves it...and it makes my walking seem to go faster.

Hubby is going to try sleeping on the couch tonight...favoring the unaffected shoulder by putting his pillow on the opposite end from where he usually has one. He has not slept well for two nights running and cannot nap. He just cannot get comfortable. He had red light therapy and essential oils yesterday and it has helped with the pain factor, but he can't sleep with his c-pap because of the lesions on his neck...and of course, being one who tosses and turns all night anyway, he causes flares of pain when he gets onto the affected shoulder. It is not yet 9 pm, but he has just settled down, hoping for sleep. I suspect his restlessness has contributed to my being tired during the day..though I am not aware of his waking me. The couch is REALLY comfortable...just not wide enough for good sleep. I suggested the (recently purchased) EZ Bed..but we would have to haul it downstairs. At least he knows he can get it if he wants it.

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Joe's Dad had shingles, and was in agony with his rash. Such a strong man but so terribly brought down by shingles. My prayers are with you as you fight to get him comfortable.

Quiet Sunday on purpose. Church was lovely. Inspired again by the Christmas story. So beautiful.

I bought my annual Christmas Poinsettia yesterday. I do love them. At the end of my Mom's life, she wanted a beautiful poinsettia. It was a pleasure to bring her a huge gorgeous one. Hers was still blooming and lovely when she passed on March 17th after her last Christmas. Now I buy a special one for me each year. Sort of in her memory, but really because I love them, too.

After breakfast I Walked the mall alone to reach 10,000 steps at a slow pace. I saw no need to rush, just walked to get my steps. Took me longer, but I wasn't wiped out when I finished. Well worth it. I was wearing my Santa Christmas sweater, and got warm, so I alternated walking outside and inside. Our temps are comfy in the high 50's, so I didn't get chilled, just cooled down.

Kiwi had a couple of short walks, too.

My cold is here again. I am having a relapse of the flu like one neighbor He is so disgusted with his body this weekend. He thought he was over the whole mess but his congestion, coughing and aching is back again. I feel for him as my hacking cough and congestion has made a fierce comeback, too. I bought decongestant for high blood pressure today - - - a liquid for nighttime, and capsules for day time. Sure hope I can sleep again tonight. My nap didn't keep me awake last night. I slept several hours at a stretch, but took cold meds each time to return to sleep.

No nap today. I read for a couple of hours which was a slow down for me without sleeping.

Christmas is half way started in our house. We need to get stuff down from the garage storage above the cars. Just no ambition to tackle it yet. I did get out the easy stuff from upstairs and bring it down; stuffed Santa's, towels, some wall hangings, and decorations. Still didn't rearrange the dishes. Like Sherry, I need to change the Christmas dishes to a lower shelf so I can use them this time of year. Not happening yet.

Some of our neighbors are great with their outdoor themes. We do enjoy seeing all their festive creations.

Sending hugs to all of you.
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Hubby having first outbreak of shingles. It started Wed. He didn't get much sleep last night. Daughter came this morning and did red light therapy and essential oil therapy. He is not hurting now, but is SO tired. We reapply oils every two hrs. It has disrupted our whole week...and is not over yet.

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Sending hugs and good wishes.

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Health insurance is so expensive, but what can we do? We need it for peace of mind.

Kiwi's vet visit was $340.00 which did include his 6 months of triple meds, dog food, and dental chews. But Wow!! It's so expensive to have a little four legged any more. His teeth were cleaned 6 months ago, and they'd like me to think it should be done again. Not going to happen. I did get some different dog food that helps their teeth. Terrible. His two way back teeth are turning brown again.

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Glad to hear of your recovery, your fun with the school, your new doors etc! thought on Kiwi's nails...I used to clip Daisy's nails one nail at a time...when she was relaxed. One clip and then leave it. She was way to big to hold if she objected! (golden Lab) I never tried to do all the nails on all four feet on any of our animals..cat or dog...and we have had many over the years. Just an idea you might want to keep in mind for the future.

JUST finished this year's enrollment in HealthCare...it went much better than last time. My husband still gets all indignant about how much we pay/paid and got nothing in return (I am grateful we didn't NEED anything!) Our new plan has lower premiums which pleased him. It wasn't available last year. Same plan we have now will cost $200 MORE starting Jan. 1st. I won't miss it.

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Thanks for your good wishes. I am definitely on the mend at long last. Easy does it.

I did accept teaching positions for the rest of the week. Should not be a problem. Things were comfortable for me yesterday with the kids, the activities, and my wonderful teaching friends. It feels wonderful to be there in their midst.

I am super excited about my Christmas present from Joe. Our hollow metal French doors in the bedroom rusted out on the bottom and he has ordered new sliding doors to replace them. He even called the contractor to schedule putting them in. I am a happy lady.

I'm taking Kiwi in for his semi annual vet visit. Poor baby his nails get so terribly long in no time. I cannot hold him and clip his nails. Joe wants no part of it bc Kiwi does NOT like getting them cut.

Thanks again for caring about my slow healing innards. Old age is not for wimps.
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