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7/22/17 7:16 P

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Hubby tried a small TENS machine at daughter's home and loved it. So we bought one on Amazon. You might find it helps with both the healing and the pain issues. It was only about $30. on Amazon. Hubby picked the Amazon favorite choice one. If you don't have prime, I can order it sent to you...no shipping charges. Hope things get better.

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7/22/17 11:45 A

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Super hot here, too. Kiwi and I walked 1.34 miles this morning at 6:30am while the temperature was still 78. Now it's 84 and climbing to 96 today.

I mailed the towels to Frank and Sarah today. They'll arrive this Friday. She will love them.

Back feels OK until evening. I took pain killers yesterday at 6:00pm. I'm good in the mornings, but it gets increasingly difficult by evening. I do think it's healing.

I have 8,765 steps so far. Kiwi's walk, mall walk, grocery store again, and post office. Busy morning.

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7/21/17 1:30 P

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98 predicted for here...and of course, with all the humidity, heat index is well over 100. Son's house is being set on the foundation today...and foreman plans to send the crew home asap. Just too hot., Hubby said the guy had three cases of workman's comp from heat exhaustion issues last year. I believe it.


I have been doing indoor stuff. We don't have AC but fans keep things reasonably comfortable. You get acclimated if you live without central heat/air.

Glad your back is healing. emoticon

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7/21/17 12:19 P

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Kiwi and I walked 1.3 miles at 6:45am when it was only 78F. Then Joe and I walked in the mall for 1/2 hour before grocery shopping. So I'm just below 9,000 steps. I'll pace again while the embroidery machine does its thing on Frank's bath towel.

So I finished Sarah's hand and bath towel, and now Frank's hand towel. So 1 bath towel to go and then decide what I want to do for their wash cloths. Perhaps just a capital "F"

My back is better today, but I will still avoid sitting as much as possible. I really want the back to heal nicely.

Yes, we're i the heat of summer, too. Going to 96 today here.

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7/20/17 3:18 P

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Hot and humid here. Want to mow, but still waiting till more shade. I didn't get as much walking done early as I'd like...am now just about up to 10,000 steps. Glad you can walk in your mall. Heat like this is not healthy.

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7/20/17 2:38 P

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Thank you.

Tomorrow we can return to our mall walking routine.

Kiwi is happy to be home again and is sleeping peacefully by my computer desk.

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7/17/17 2:06 P

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Happy to hear you are home safely. So glad you had such a wonderful trip. emoticon

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7/17/17 11:40 A

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Got home yesterday afternoon. Laundry is going today. Grocery shopping done. Resting and recuperating. Up four pounds. Knew it would be up bc we ate at all our favorite restaurants with friends and loved ones. Didn't walk much bc we went from place to place. Had grand time with family and loved being with my older brother also. So much love, hugs, happy tears, smiles and joy.

Still good to be home again.

Tomorrow we drive four hours to pick up Kiwi from son's lake house. Miss our little one. He's in a happy place with DIL and their little Bella.

Settling in once more.

Sending hugs and good wishes.

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7/14/17 6:54 P

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We got home Wed night...plane delayed by storm in Chicago (coming to Denver). So hot and humid in TN after the warm and no humidity weather of Denver! Still, safe travels and glad to be home.

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7/14/17 6:00 P

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Happy for you. And family time is awesome. We head home tomorrow. So many hugs and warm memories to hold dear.

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7/10/17 10:14 A

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Brought my laptop, but left keyboard at home,,,dumb move on my part. Oh well, just a little bit longer to endure the stubborn\quirky keys on the laptop.

Convention was wonderful. So much spiritual training and guidance to absorb. Now some welcome family visit time with no specific plans. emoticon

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7/9/17 9:38 P

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Family time has been great. Hotel wifi will not connect my iPad. One finger typing on phone is slow
All is well.
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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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7/4/17 4:25 P

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We are travelling pretty light this trip..so are hauling surplus produce, a pkg of steaks and some National Geographic magazines (back issues...7 yr old grandson wanted a subscription, but he doesn't care that these are mags his grandfather is finally ready to stop collecting!) At least ONE thing my collector husband is willing to stop at last. We have years and years of those magazines.



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7/4/17 3:39 P

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We are packed, too.

I better get my list out bc I always forget something.

Grins.

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7/4/17 2:03 P

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I am so sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law. That is quite a distance to be from family...Australia!

We, too, are getting ready to go. Baked zucchini bread this morning to use up the last of the small mountain of zucchini I had grated. The rest is packaged in the freezer. Same with some other food related stuff. Wish I could get out and mow, but it is still just too wet. What I mowed day before yesterday looks like it is ready again already!!! What will it look like when we get home?! Clothes laid out, lists getting checked off. Wonder what I will forget this time.

Safe travels, my friends. emoticon


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7/4/17 11:10 A

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Wrapping things up here.

Joe's brother Dave in Australia lost his wife today. Very sad. She returned to the hospital for a 3rd time, but didn't make it. They updated their wills, she asked for and had her last rites, and her sisters were gathering in from across Australia. Hard to be across the ocean when family suffers such a devastating loss.

Thinking of you.

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7/3/17 2:49 P

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I knew that, re: legs. It is all optical!

Rain came through and nixed my desire to mow..so now need to go walk some more. approaching 8000 steps before 2 pm..so not complaining..though would have liked to finish mowing entire lawn before we travel. It is growing so fast it will be deep in a week's time!


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7/3/17 1:24 P

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Thanks. My legs are not really that size, it's just the photo angle. Silly.

Hope I can figure out my iPad mystery.

Still on home computer today.

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

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7/2/17 4:12 P

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Love little ones at that age....especially getting to cuddle!

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7/2/17 11:25 A

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Little Great grandson Emmet fell asleep on my lap when we were babysitting Saturday. He's adorable and we love him to bits.

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7/1/17 3:53 P

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We are only driving as far as airport..leaving car at Parking Spot to fly out.

Hope you have a wonderful trip. I like driving trips but someone else,..you-know-who...does not.

Glad you got to enjoy Emmett. Hope the job hunt goes well.

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7/1/17 2:19 P

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So we're both heading out for road trips next week. Take care and drive safely. We can communicate through Fitbit. I'm not sure how often I'll be on SP through my iPad. Most likely not everyday. We will want to leave motels quickly to be on our way, and won't stop leisurely, but get as far as possible. Makes computer time move to the back burner.

We had a delightful time with the 14 month old great grandson Emmett while our granddaughter interviewed for a better job in the Houston area. They live in Bastrop, but will move for her advancement.

Take care; keep on getting ahead of the heat as much as possible.

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6/30/17 10:32 P

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Sounds like your effort to change the sleep pattern is working. Good for you! We had to leave home early this morning, so went to bed early last night...and still woke before the alarm (set for 4:40 a.m.). Was surprised to discover I got just a few minutes less than 7 hrs sleep! We left home by 5:30 am to drive to Huntsville. It has been a long day, but the convention program is really excellent. Very encouraging. We will pick up the Sat/Sun programs next week in Denver with daughter and family. We are in the count down to travel...can hardly wait to see them.

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6/30/17 11:46 A

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Oh, and finally I slept through the night without getting up for an hour plus around 2AM. I've already given up coffee, even decaf, and chocolate, so that was not the problem. Yesterday I got ALL my fluids in before 5PM. I think that helped bc after I am up during the night, that's when my head spins. Also I didn't have a novel mid-way. I finished my book in the afternoon and purposely did not start a new one. Trying desperately to break the insomnia pattern.

I have more energy today. Yippee

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6/30/17 11:41 A

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Good mall walk and short trek through Walmart this morning. almost 8K Yeah!

Have to clean today so I can leave this place looking its best. Groan. Laundry today so only catch-up needed next week.

Knitting will have to wait until I'm tired today. Grins. Getting hot here already. 89 and climbing.

Hugs for you.

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6/29/17 11:01 P

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I finished a total of six embroidered dish towels for family gifts later in the year. I've knit both scrubbies and dish cloths to add to the gift pile. I feel good about being prepared ahead of time.

The things for the Michigan family are packed already: embroidered, and knit. We'll take them with us. Mentally I'm packing, but not in the suitcase yet. Checking the weather in Michigan cities we'll visit daily. Chilly in the AM but climbing into the 80's regularly, so shorts and tees will work fine along with my Jeans and sweatshirts.

Kiwi continues to improve. Bella is content here. She goes home Sunday and they leave Monday for the lake house for part of the summer. When we travel, Kiwi will be at the lake house, too.

So we're all doing well. I got my 10K steps today again. I'm not up to 5 miles daily, but chugging along.

I'm baby sitting my 14 month old great grand son Saturday. Joe is going with me. The little guy does not know us very well, but we'll go an hour early to have some family time with him before his Mom heads off for an interview. She wants a better pharmaceutical job.

Scattered thoughts tonight. Thinking of you. Hugs

Jean from Texas
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6/28/17 2:43 P

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I need to keep walking for my weight, too. When I add steps..I drop lbs. I am not in any hurry. Need to keep the walking going for my heart, too. Wish I could get my hubby paying attn to his weight. Three sedentary winters and being in retirement have allowed him to put on a big belly, but he is not as active as when he was still working and weight would just roll back off. I am trying hard to get him to pay attention...without ME becoming a nag about it. He has to do it...I can't do for him.

It is a beautiful day here. Low humidity though temp is to reach 90. I am at 7000+ steps right now. Will be mowing later. Humidity will start climbing again tomorrow...so we are in for some hot and sticky weather. Convention day in Huntsville on Friday. Don't know how I will get my walking done that day! The other two days of the convention will be a challenge, too...but that will be in Denver next weekend...and the drive to/from is less than half of our trip to Huntsville.

So glad you and Joe and Kiwi are all doing well. I think of you often! emoticon

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6/28/17 11:37 A

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Thank you.

Today we both walked in the mall Joe is now getting 2 miles a day. He even walks the two dogs while I shower and get ready for the day. So happy he is more mobile these days. We're both eating less and trying to get our weight in a good place. He's now 178 and going down. At 5'4" he can be healthy closer to 150. We'll see how far he pushes it. Vacation coming and we both know it gets harder on the road.

My weight needs the constant walking, so I'm glad to be back to my routine.

Hugs for you with treasured thoughts and smiles.

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6/26/17 12:45 P

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You bring sunshine to every day for me! emoticon

Got half plus some of my steps done and have been working on processing a ton of zucchini. Two loaves baked, two in the oven and two more in the mixer. Running out of ingredients though. Have put 8 cups of the grated zucchini into the freezer (so far). There are two large zukes grated and draining and then I have a bag full on the floor that I haven't touched. My son plants too much stuff in his garden and often gives away a lot, but he has been out of town and someone had picked a bunch of the large zucchinis and just tossed them aside..so DH and I gathered them up and brought them home. I will share if someone wants them..they are all pretty big...but will also process as much of it as I can. Just wish it wasn't such a mess in my kitchen while this is ongoing. Sure smells good though!

Mild temps here..overcast sky and low humidity. OK by me. I will probably get out and mow this afternoon...once I get the kitchen back under control.

Sending love your way. emoticon




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Another great day for Kiwi. He is doing better even than his vet visit. Glad we could get help for him.

Sunny and warm here. I didn't sleep well, and returned to bed after feeding the two dogs. Woke up at 9:00AM fully rested. No mall walk today. Caught up with the library and grocery shopping. It will be a good day.

Thinking of you - - always with warm thoughts and smiles.

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6/25/17 3:15 P

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Wonderful to hear of your good checkup with YOUR Dr. and with the improvements Kiwi is experiencing. All good news!

We travel July 5th too...but towards CO...will attend the last two days of annual convention with daughter and her family. We will do the first day next week here. I really try NOT to travel around holidays, but sometimes, things just conspire against us. Yrs ago I enjoyed going to a local fair near my in-law's home. DH's Dad played violin and there wad one particular vendor that I enjoyed. Trouble was, after the first times we got to go, the dates changed and then airfare skyrocketed around the July 4th travel times. Vendor doesn't show there any more anyway,

Hope you enjoy your adventures. I expect to take laptop with me...or at least iPad so should be able to check in daily. Family has computers etc so if I take my passwords. I can use theirs if I need to. Very much looking forward to this visit.

Am nearly up to 9000 steps. Still too much sun where I need to mow next...so will put on a hat and a long sleeve shirt and go walk some more I guess. We leave just past 4 pm for our 5 pm meeting..and I would like the walking minimums already met by then. Still will need shower as well. So, off I go. Chat soon emoticon

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Kiwi continues to improve. His digestive system is normal, and his aggressive appetite is back. Such a foody. He continues with medication until it's gone Wednesday AM. His food is all low fat "gastroenteric diet" from the vet, both dry and canned. When that canned food is gone, I'll get some low fat senior canned dog food to supplement his diet dry food. He's not getting a great amount of canned food. I use a small meatball size to hide his pills in since he can't have peanut butter or cheese for now. When his 6 pound bag of diet food is gone, I'll buy low fat senior dry food from Walmart. Probably IAM's again, but a healthier product for his age, not the IAM's lamb and rice for age: 1+ pro active dogs. He's not active enough.

Bella is with us now until July 2nd, then Kiwi goes to the lake house with them July 3rd. We head to Michigan July 5th. Not sure how much I'll communicate on SP, but will watch for you on Fitbit.

Joe doesn't like to be on the road over holidays, so we're delaying our departure until after the 4th. Motel rates, we've found, are high surrounding holidays. Our wheelchair son is competing in a wheelchair tennis tournament in Grand Rapids July 6-8. That's first on our agenda. After that it's relatives and friends all over Michigan.

I'm back to walking, but watching the activity carefully. Getting my 10K+ Not hitting 5 miles as regularly.

I had an excellent checkup with my doctor who's pleased with my lifestyle and health.

Blessing wished for you always. Hugs.

Jean from Texas
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OH YES. TO THE RAIN! I got out at 5 am and started walking. It was just getting going about the time I stopped at 6000+ steps. I have been out with an umbrella when the downpours let up. It is just dripping right now, but looks like we will have a break for a while. I am up to 9000+ and half my stair goal. We are supposed to have plenty of rain from Cindy today, tonight and tomorrow. Can't mow when the grass is wet, so it will have to be walk, walk, walk.

I really am delighted that the secretary project is going again. So far, I have had no part in the restoration work. I commented about how tall the piece is now that the bookcase part is up...and sure enough, it takes a ladder to get near the top. He currently has removed the crown molding and is working on that.

I have a hard time on Thursdays since we have mtg Wednesday nights and get home later than I usually go to bed, but I am still awake and usually UP early on Thursdays. Really don't feel like DOing anything, but keep thinking I should work on some of the sewing stuff when the weather is not conducive to being outside. I suspect, once I get going again, I will WANT to work on it more. Currently am researching that Row by Row program that just started. I have no plans to make one of their quilts, but a friend is diving in. There are seven shops local to me, so I plan to check them out for Cindy. She lives in NC north of Asheville. I am eager to meet her in person as we have a lot of interests in common.

So happy to hear of Kiwi being on the road to recovery! Don't we cherish these companions! I so miss my own.


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Kiwi's response to all I offered was certainly a puzzle. The IAM's lamb and rice was far too rich in both carbs and fat for an inactive dog, and that triggered his pancreas overload. Besides being way too rich, I also was giving him a half heaping cup twice a day which was too much food. So maybe Kiwi felt I made him sick. Of course he didn't want any of that rich dog food anymore bc it distressed him even further. When he wouldn't touch the white rice and chicken, I was worried. Now he only has the gastronomic dog food both canned and dry. He attacked it like a hungry wolf this morning. The pancreas medication and irritated intestine medication has to be given with food, so I stuck it in the canned food. He never tasted anything he gulped and swallowed. I put some dry gastronomic food in the bowl with the canned food and he crunched that right up, too. So now that he's eating and taking his medication, I believe he'll come out of this. Such a worry.

Thanks for your concern, too. yes, he's an important part of our lives.

Ho, boy! Your project sounds daunting. I just know it will be gorgeous when Bruce and you finish restoring it.

The dresses for Haiti were beautiful. I'm confident the little girls all love them. So much care and concern goes into each dress. The bottom borders are repeated in the arm's eye binding that becomes the ties. Some had terrific buttons as decorations, too. The dresses are well made and so very pretty. MaryAnn and I worked at the table that put binding around the arm's eye. Extremely rewarding. The ladies were friendly and welcoming, so I fit right in. They will not meet next Wednesday bc of Bible School in their meeting space. Then we go on vacation, so I'll miss helping for a while. I'd like to be a part of the group again.

We got some rain from the tropical storm in the gulf, but it headed East from here so we're drying up. I think you may get some of it before it fizzles out.

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How curious about Kiwi not eating or drinking what YOU offer, but accepting stuff from others! Wonder what THAT is all about.Hope he feels better pronto. I know how worrisome it is when your beloved pets are not well.

Neat about the yarn bag. What an interesting project ...the knockers! I have seen the pillow case dresses...they are so cute and can be so varied. The pics of little girls wearing them are charming and tug at the heart for sure!

Hope you enjoy dinner with Megan and boyfriend.

Bruce's friend Mark apparently inspired more action on the secretary. Hubby has put the two large pieces together...(inadvertently making it all much harder to clean...it is all still much in need of cleaning and polishing.) Now I will have to stand on something to reach. He took the glass doors off the book case part and will work on the repairs for that. I have not touched anything, not knowing how to work on it without causing problems. Mark had advised something specific for cleaning the mahogany, but I don't know what..so haven't used any furniture oils or polish yet. I am delighted to have all that stuff cleaned up, though! Hubby is saying how he wished we might have had this piece of furniture when it was in good condition...it must have been spectacular. As it is now, it looks very shabby and of course, none of the drawers are in tact...so are not usable. I need to get some new pics.

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Kiwi has been a very nauseated little dog. No food or water for over 40 hours. No fooling. Very scary. Finally he is nibbling a bit. All the blood tests were neutral, so no long treatments, Terribly expensive. Ouch!!!! Yes, we had to take care of him, but vets just charge so much. He drank water from a neighbor's gutter down spout that empties into the street this morning, and again this afternoon. He's ignoring his own water bowls, so I went to the down spout and threw in three 20 oz tumblers of water before his walk. Sure enough he guzzled that water. Sigh. He refused all food offered but DIL came over and hand fed him the chicken I put down on a saucer for him. He ate it from her, and a piece of white bun from her. I cooked white rice, but he refused it. Neighbor gave him a can of dog chicken food. He snarfed 1/2 the can. So he refused all I offer, but eats for others. He got a nausea shot, and is taking nausea pills from the vet. He had diarrhea after drinking on his morning walk, and was able to tinkle in two of his walks. So he's on the mend.

Craft circle was rewarding this morning. One gal wanted a larger yarn bag from me, so she picked out pink fabric from the store room, and I made it. She knits knockers (knit false breasts for gals who've lost their breast) and wanted a larger bag for her knitting. That was rewarding.

Tomorrow I am attending another DIL's church to make dresses for their mission project. The dresses can be made from pillow cases, or rectangles of fabric. It's an assembly line venture, so we'll just help out wherever we're stationed.

Megan and her boy friend are taking us out to dinner tomorrow night for Father's Day. Nice!

Glad you got your furniture moved. Progress is always great.

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What was the verdict with the Vet? So hard when our fur babies have troubles.
WHAT a menu for your family gathering!! I am glad you went and glad you enjoyed it so much.

Really full day today. took granddaughter to first day of her Rock Band Camp...it had been moved so we were in wrong place, and I thought she was signed up for something different..and all girls rock band camp...so that caused some confusion, too. Finally all settled. Hope she has fun. Then dashed through the grocery...and computer acted up at check out. Got home, unloaded and headed out again..this time to dentist app't with new-to-me dentist (and all women office!!) One of my molars broke last Thursday morning. Today was first app't I could get. Got a filling on adjacent tooth and crown started on the broken one. I sure hate when they numb the gum...it got half my tongue, too. Ugh. Only now wearing off! though lip still has no feeling.

While I was busy, our friend Mark came over and to our surprise, got Hubby going on getting my grandmother's old secretary moved out of the middle of the room and partially reassembled...the drawers are not useable, but the fronts are back in place and replacement trim was made and put on today. I am thrilled! All the termite eaten debris pieces are removed from the ping pong table, too. YAY! The bookcase part of the secretary is still in the front hall. We may be able to set it in place ourselves, but it has to be cleaned, too. Mark had told us ages ago not to use oil or furniture polish but I can't remember what he said we SHOULD use...but that step is needed. The wood all needs cleaning.

I only have just over 6000 steps done, so will shortly start walking and later, when the shade comes around, work on mowing. 9 flights of stairs ahead of me, too. So, need to scoot! emoticon



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Yesterday was fun. So nice to be with family. Garry cooked enough to feed a tribe. He always does. Way too much food, but I only ate sparingly. So much delicious food to pass by. He had chicken breasts, ribs, and steaks with corn on the cob, baked potatoes, red skin potatoes, salads, beans, dips, chips, condiment trays, olives, tomatoes, avocado, salami, cheeses, watermelon, water, soft drinks, tea, and beer.
Joe and I split a t-bone. I had two ribs, and a salad with several bottles of water.

Triple digits, but he had a 20'x10' shade tent and four fans next to his trailer. We stayed four hours and then headed home. No ill effects from the heat.

Kiwi is in serious trouble. He's not eating, has dry heaves, and has rubbed the top of his nose raw. He went out a couple times in the night that Joe heard him. Joe says he's been dry heaving. Whew! I didn't know that. Never heard or saw him in distress, just knew he wasn't acting normal. Vet appointment at 11:15. Sad.


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I really got going late afternoon and evening once the shade worked its way around to where I needed to mow. Was pleased with all I got done. Pretty good start today...almost 8000 steps by 9 am. Sun heating things up but rain coming later, so not sure how complicated it will be to finish everything. Our 5 pm mtg time makes evening mowing etc. less likely.

It is deliciously quiet this morning. Still have Watchtower lesson to do and we plan to cook out a steak at noon. Glad to hear you will be enjoying lake and family. Son and family purchased 4 kayaks and spent the day on the river yesterday. Their newest obsession for outdoors. He sold their previous boats to help pay for the house they are finally able to build. We are eagerly awaiting that project to be completed. Just the foundations in at the moment. The structure is built off site and then brought in in three parts. I am so glad they are going to be able to get out of that little trailer.

Enjoy your family and beautiful location. HUGS.

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Sometimes those are the very best days. Nothing pressing, time to relax and enjoy God's goodness. Happy for you.

I am taking it easy so healing will continue. Certainly don't want a bothersome injury plaguing me during vacation time coming this summer.

Today is Father's Day. Church was lovely honoring our men. Loved it.
Hope you can do something special for the men in your lives.

Last Sunday our Bishop gave us this recipe for happiness form a well known author whose name escapes me:

Someone to love -
Something to do -
and Something to hope for.

Simple, but has the ear marks of wisdom none the less.

We are heading to the lake to be with our daughter and family. They are having a cook out and invited us to join them. We haven't seen where they park their camper so it will be a happy time to see where they love to unwind. Looking forward to it.

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You will be up and going again soon, I am sure.

I did most of my walking this morning before the clouds cleared out and let things heat up. Still have 5 flights of stairs ahead of me...and 1500 more steps to meet my 12000 goal. Absolutely being lazy...napped earlier and have been sitting in the recliner reading for a while now. Will get out and moving again later as things cool off again.

I got SO much done yesterday plus had visitors for lunch...and today I feel like I have accomplished nothing...and I don't even care. Oh well. At least it doesn't matter...nothing pressing.

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I'm sure I'll hit goal today, but must back off for a while. Not happy about that.

Cheers for you.

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It was 93 degrees last night as we headed to Kingdom Hall. Today we had thunderstorms roll through late morning..and that cooled everything down well. We needed the rain, too. We had some friends visiting along with a 3 yr old. He didn't like the thunder and lightening for SURE. But he did enjoy finding toys to play with, dancing for us and having cake! Had to laugh as all the adults were spelling C A K E and then someone forgot and said the word. He was up in his chair and ready quick as a wink!

I got about half my walking done before friends arrived (late!) and so much else done as well. They enjoyed touring the house. Asian chicken salad for lunch. Generally a nice time. Have now finished my walking and still have a few flights of stairs yet to do.

I have learned that we acclimate to whatever environment we inhabit. I do find Tennessee is hotter in the summer than it is in St. Croix at any time. But when we moved home, I found all my friends who live here with AC didn't want to be outside for anything!

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American Sewing Guild today was more important than mall walking, of course. Hopefully two days of rest will allow me to start walking again. I'm being careful with calories bc the walking lets me eat more. Sigh.

Our AC is set at 84 during the day here. I turn it down to 80 for a few hours before bedtime to cool off the house, and then set it back to 84 when I go to bed so it won't blow on me during the night. It's 92 here right now so 84 is cooler than outside.

The house had insulated glass when we bought it brand new. As the house settled, the windows continued to fail over and over, so we replaced the failed ones with single pane plate glass.

We don't get good breezes very often here, so hardly ever open up the house. No screen doors either, but the windows do have screens.

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Hot and humid this afternoon. I am happy to have finished walking and stairs. Sorry you got hurt, but hope it will be back to normal soon. got a bunch of stuff done today. Expecting visitors tomorrow ..friend just wants to come "hang out" out here, but she may change her mind with this heat. We don't have AC and most folks just don't do well without it these days.


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Today will be exceptionally low step count. Ankles healing nicely. Not sure how I hurt it in Silver Sneakers. Probably during cardio when she had us doing the twist. I probably did it wrong since I'm not a dancer.

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I got my first 3000+ steps done at home before I left at 6:30 for the car dealership. Was thre at 7 and walked laps on their front walkway while my car was worked on...again. Apparently there had been a recall, my car was "fixed" but it came undone because cable was not secured. They couldn't open the hood yesterday to do the oil change!!! (took them 3 hrs to finally give up!) So, today, that was fixed and the oil was changed. Sure glad everything is still under warranty! Then went to Dr app't to get new Rx for the next 6 months. All is well.

Hot here today...will finish out my walking later when things cool down some. It was 90 when we got home from my picking up Hubby. His van broke down on the way home from his morning in the ministry...he is pretty sure the van dropped the serpentine belt. Not many places to pull off on that road so we were glad he made it up the hill to a safe stopping spot. Good for you in getting your steps done early! Well done.

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Oh, yes! The best made plans . . .

We walked the mall again. Then I attended Silver Sneakers for quite a workout. After that I stopped in JoAnn's for a few things. Got my 10,000 steps already.

We have light showers today on and off.

Joe took it easy for the rest of the day. He's bounced back now.

Have a delightful day.

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It is never ME that over does it...just Hubby! He is out weed whacking now. Wish he would come in. He started early when it was cool, said he took an hr off to rest w/lunch and then went back out.

I had errands this morning..all planned and should have been home fairly quickly..but when do things work out like that!? I got half my walking done before breakfast. Then 1st stop was a quick run through grocery. Then to car dealership to get oil change...but learned that they can't get the hood to open. Apparently there was a recall and other dealership (where we purchased the car) either did the repair and messed up, or didn't do it and said they did. Whatever the case, they couldn't get the hood up this morning. I got out of there at 12:45 and came home to deal with my groceries. Last stop was to be at Dr to get short term Rx and set up an overdue app't. Now have to take car in first thing tomorrow for the repair..and then will have an 11:30 Dr app.t Messes up the whole day again. Oh well. Could always be worse...but I hope it won't.

Hope Joe is OK...heat is something to be very careful about. I tackle projects, but work on them in the very early hours or late afternoon/evening hours when things are cooler and I can stay in the shade. Things like screens and windows are more of a random operation. Wish I was more motivated and organized for stuff like that. Hope YOU stay well. I think about you so often. emoticon

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DH and I both walked in the mall; he's actually walking now instead of just sitting. Gearing up for our trip, I guess. I wanted to skip the mall walk, but he's recently started walking and thought we should do that first.

Joe and I are totally zapped. Today we removed screens and washed the lower windows. What a chore, and in this heat, too. DH got nauseated from the heat and threw up. I gave him ice water, and ice for his forehead. He's still resting - - been an hour now. I took a cool shower to cool down, but he wouldn't get up to do that. His color is normal now, so I guess he's OK. Very scary situation. I did part of the windows last week, asked him to help today removing screens and finishing up the chore. We just took on too much for old folks.

Our laundry is done now. The towels are in the dryer and that's the last load. I'll hang up the dark clothes after I rest here a while.

Be good to yourself, and don't overdue the chores.

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I got more than half my steps in before 7 am this morning. Heading out to mow..only need a very few more and I will pass my minimum goal. It is so nice to be out while weather is cool and traffic is quiet. MIL flew home yesterday. Things seem so quiet. Hubby is collecting the many hay bales and putting them "away" in a fenced enclosure that will keep the cows out of it for now...and allow the hay field to continue growing the grass that makes the hay. First cutting was amazing this year.

Your bags are cute. I know everyone who sees them will be delighted!

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Well my Bernina was a free fix, so that was good.

Got 14 windows washed yesterday Am a bit sore today, so I sewed instead. Now all the little yarn bags are done. 10 total: 2 orange, 2 green, three blue sheep, and 3 black and white sheep


Cutout and sewed a tabard top of bamboo fabric. Quit when I got part way. I'll take it to American Sewing Guild and show it to the gal who shared the pattern with me. Not sure how to complete it. Only the shoulder seams are sewn. The rest is button closures at shoulders and sides. I guess I need to turn under the raw edges by hand. Bamboo is awful to work with. Took me nearly an hour just to get it straightened so I could cut it out. Slippery and stretchy. I used wash-away stabilizer to even sew the shoulder seams. If I still don't like it, I'll put it in the give-away bag. Yikes!

Kiwi is walking better today. Not sure why. This morning he walked further, and this afternoon, HE headed for the tennis courts and golf course. That's a decent walk. When we returned he flopped down on the cool tile floor and slept. So I'm over 12,000 steps Yippee!

All is well here. Hugs for you.



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Sorry for the difficulties. It is so frustrating when things don't work as they should! (That includes me..as I don't either. lol)

I have done the same thing with purchasing books..esp. at the used book seller. I select some that sound OK/good...and come home to find them already on my bookshelf!

Hubby used to be a professional painter..mostly interior work. Now our house is an ongoing forever project. I really can't be of much help with it either. emoticon I DO paint certain parts on the years we are working on them. Once Hubby's mother goes home, the next thing on the agenda is going to be a major project. Won't know how bad or difficult until we take the siding off and see what is going on..but of course, that will mean replacing all that siding..and that also will mean PAINTing it, too. One corner of the dining room is sinking...He believes the sill has separated. I have worried about the damage it is causing elsewhere...cracks etc. THAT has to be addressed THIS year.

I got out early and got more than half my steps in before breakfast. We drove two hrs to meet MIL and her brother. Had lunch at Cracker Barrel...this is a repeat of Monday when we took her to meet her BR. for a visit with that family. We got there early and walked in the parking lot. I really didn't have much left to do when we got home and then after she left to go to dinner with our son and his family, I decided to walk more even though my goal is met.

Hoping for a good night's sleep tonight. MIL flies out mid afternoon...returning to Seattle.

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So discouraged yesterday. My Bernina quit sewing. Today I took it in again. It was given routine maintenance already this year. It sees if I don't use the basting stitch often, it can hang up the machine. It did. For the repair guy who already saw it this year, it was an easy fix. I will never take the front off and adjust the machine inside. Yikes!! But he did. So now I am to regularly use the basting stitch even without fabric or thread to keep it limber and in good working order. Never heard of such a thing. I tried a decorative stitch, and it froze up because it used a basting stitch in the pattern. No charge. I would've had a hissy fit if he tried to charge me.

DIL Delores went with me so we could pick out some new embroider designs. I had a gift card I wanted to use. Anyway we bought two new pattern discs, but when she got home to have my son put them on the jump drive, she discovered she had those very discs already. Thankfully she did not open the new ones, so she can return them for store credit.

Last night at Girlfriend Sew and again today I bought new knitting themed fabric for the little knit bags I am making for the church's craft circle. Now I have completed seven of them. I have fabric to make three more. Ten total should be enough for the November bazaar. I'll have to think of something else I can contribute when these are done.

I paid a neighbor to bleach and power wash the mildew off our house. Now it desperately needs exterior painting. Sigh. I just can't get Joe on the same page. He hates to spend money, but the house is worth it.

I need a few hundred more steps at this late time, too. Just took Kiwi out, so I'll have to wander around the house.

Hugs for you.

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Interesting thought, having four kids all eligible for senior discounts! With my gang each 2 yrs apart from the next, it will happen fast, but not for a while yet. Eldest is 42. I still find Sr. discounts to be something of a surprise and I have been eligible for a few yrs now!

Am about to head out to finish my steps with a bit of mowing. Probably not as much as I will wish I could get done. Have over 9000 steps done already. We have meeting tonight though and I was awake too early this morning...got out of bed before 5 when I just couldn't get brain to stop dancing things around in there. I hope for a nap later. We will see.


Good for you at plotting your plans around how much energy things require. Well done.


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Thank you for your kind words. You are super talented, too, in many ways. Living and working on a farm just boggles my mind at times. So much to do every day. You, dear lady, are an inspiration to me.

Today is Mike's 59th birthday, our oldest son. Pam is 23 months ahead of him. Just think all four of ours can now get senior discounts bc they're over 55. Our youngest turned 56 last year. Time doesn't stand still.

I knit another dishcloth last night, so I have 16 ready for giving, plus 9 scrubbies. They make nice little remembrances. I have a shawl on the needles, too. No rush there. I have to pay attention when I knit the shawl, so don't attempt it when I'm tired.

I tidied up my little cubbie by my chair in the living room. So now I have my current knitting supplies next to my chair in a nice fashion instead of helter skelter. I brought all my needles downstairs, along with the accessories for knitting. My yarn supply is still upstairs, but I have some down that I plan to knit up soon.

Today I am wet mopping starting in the kitchen. We'll see how far I get before the energy is gone. I cut my mall walk short so I'd have more left for chores.

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Well, regarding crafts, I had not thoughts of doing any crafty stuff with MIL...we didn't even get to do much walking together. She kept saying she wasn't lucky enough to have done as many steps as I had...but I kept thinking there was no luck involved...I got out there and WALKED! Of course, her pace is much slower (and we think she needs chiropractic care) and she has some knee issues. She does make an effort to get in her 10,000 each day...at home she walks and listens to books on 'tape'. While here, she was on the go a lot with various grand and great grand children. It all worked well and I think everyone enjoyed the one-on-one tine with her.

We pick her up on Thursday morning..and she flies back to Seattle on Friday afternoon.

Glad to hear of your yarn kit bags. The one you made sure is cute. I am always impressed with folks like you...and my MIL who do so many kinds of crafting so well.

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Thanks. I cut out four more of the yarn bags at craft circle today. Appliquéd the knitting sheep onto the front panel of each one, and sewed up one completely. I used donated fabrics from the church's stash instead of my own fabric except for the appliqué. I'll work on the remaining three another time.

Glad you could show your MIL such a good time. You didn't get to share crafts with her, but perhaps she wanted a time off from them.

Joe dropped off my two big bags of clean used clothes to the Women's Assistance Center this morning while I was at craft circle. Feels good.

Have a good day now.

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What a cute bag! Well done.

Weekend was busy with MIL here...visiting and doing things like bowling and movies with various members of the family. Today we delivered her to her brother half way (2 hr drive) between our house and his. We will repeat that trip on Thursday to collect her again. She flies out Friday.

Your family weekend sounds lovely. Glad you had such fun.

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I made a bag to hold the yarn while I knit. DIL bought one yesterday in Lucky Ewe yarn shop. I traced it on a paper towel, and made a pattern this morning, and used some scraps to make a bag for me. My left overs from the knitting bag I made a couple of years ago lines my bag, and is the appliqué on the front.

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Glad your MIL is energetic. Good for her.

The rain yesterday was awesome. I know we're in for more, but the plants respond beautifully.

Our weekend with our youngest son and DIL in their Canyon Lake home was relaxing. Grand daughter Tara Jean and her little family joined us for dinner at the Grist Mill Saturday evening. Such a joy to share love with our family.

I'm cleaning out closets of clothes I don't wear and need to pass on. That will be today's big push after I walk my little dachshund, and walk some in the mall. I only missed my 10,000 step goal once this weekend - on traveling day. We went to the outlet mall in San Marcos
Saturday and had a fun time looking and shopping. Our son was on a mission to replace some shorts and shoes for his wardrobe, so DIL and I happily joined him. My dear Joe didn't buy a thing, but he never wants anything. I can always find something wonderful to bring home.

Then we went to Gruene and a visited the Lucky Ewe yarn shop. Such a great experience. I love to drop in there and browse. Always find goodies, and I did again.

Happy Monday. Plan positive and reach for your goals.

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Mother-in-law is here...and she seems to want to do EVERYthing. Hubby reminded her that her visit is short...she probably won't fit it all in. Gald she is doing so very well.

Enjoy your weekend!!

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Thanks.

We're off today to to visit Charlotte, and Kiwi's brother Rudy, then on to the lake house for a change of pace. Nice to unwind with family.

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Love it!!!

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Joe and I at grandson Aaron's wedding December 17, 2016. I may wear this same outfit for Tara's wedding this year December 30th.

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Thanks. My day is good so far. Walked Kiwi, the mall and grocery store for weekend contribution for the lake house. Looking forward to our getaway.

Kiwi had his bath yesterday, and I washed all his bedding. I've put his paraphernalia aside so it's ready for the car. My clothes are laid out on the dresser, ready for the suitcase. I have a list of what we're taking with us. So I'm rather organized at this point. Alarm set or 5:30 so we can leave by 8:00. I move slow some mornings and we do want an decent start. We're taking Charlotte out for lunch so we want to be there at a good time.

Saturday we're going to the outlet mall in San Marcos. It's been years since we visited there. Son Kelly wants to purchase shorts and Sperry shoes, so it's his idea. Wow!! Delores and I will hit Talbots bc we both like classic clothes. Joe is not a shopper, so he'll just tag along with Kelly.

Saturday evening we're heading to Gruene, TX for a good yarn shop and dinner at the Grist Mill, one of our favorites. Lots of fun ahead. Sunday we'll return home after breakfast. So not a long visit, but lots of good stuff to enjoy.

Trust you are geared up for you MIL's visit. May not be back on SP until Monday.

Hugs for you.

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I knew we would be out and about all morning and through lunch, so I started walking early and had more than half of steps done by 7 am. almost up to 9000 now so still have some walking to go. Enjoyed a nice luncheon out with friends.

How lovely to get a workable haircut that doesn't require a ton of work. I, too, have thin hair (and mine is very fine)...and a sort of bald spot. I cut mine short when we moved to the Virgin Islands so I wouldn't be fighting flyaway hair with all the wind. Have been tempted to cut it short again but still haven't done it. Right now it is long enough to twist and clip it off off my neck...nice in summer months.

Hope your day has been going well. I need to get going. emoticon


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Well, I don't think my neighbor will buy my friend's house. It is clean and beautiful, but the view from her place is not as gorgeous as the house down the street from her. Christine still thinks she would gut the place over time, and so the less attractive house with the fantastic view would be more satisfying in the end. The first house really needs to be gutted. Oh, well.

Got my hair cut today. I've been letting it grow longer, so I could change things up a bit. I think I'll really like it. I didn't let the stylist use a blow dryer or curling iron or any product on it. I wanted a style that would be good right out of the shower. Quite a challenge for her, but she did great. My hair is super thin, and now I have a bald spot in the rear. So finding something that would work was not easy. At 81 years old things just keep getting interesting. Grins.

I didn't get my normal walk in bc I wanted to be early at the beauty shop. We'll see how the rest of the day goes.

Kiwi will get his doggy nails trimmed at 3:00PM so the whole day is sort of shot.

Looking forward to the weekend. Chatted with DIL Delores for over a half hour, wow! I do love her.

We're at 84 right now. Summer is definitely on the way.

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Always nice if you can save money...but remember there are lot of regulations to fulfill and legal stuff. Hope they are careful. Would be wonderful if it all falls into place.

How can I have stashed so much junk! Ugh...paper, paper and more paper. Well, it needs to go even if it is a tedious project. Certainly feels warm here though most of the time the sky is overcast. Feels humid.

Your weekend plans sound lovely.Hope you have fun. emoticon



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Overcast day here today. Temp in low 70's. Feels great.

I'm playing realtor for two dear friends today. My cul de sac neighbor rents and is looking to buy. A lovely lady from church is looking to sell. Perhaps they can help each other out. No realtor involved, so that will save them money if they can work a deal.

My neighbor took me to a house yesterday she wanted to go through. It was a huge disappointment, but I realized my friend from church lived just a few houses down on the same street, so suggested seeing hers. Today I am going with my neighbor to see my church friend's home.

We're going to son's lake house Friday, and taking our recently widowed friend out to lunch. Charlotte lost her DH last year and has now purchased a small home in California 30 minutes from her daughter. She'll move the first part of June. Charlotte owns Kiwi's brother, Rudy II. We bought our dogs together 11 years ago.

Joe and I will stay at son's home until Sunday Morning. We love visiting the lake house. Kiwi will go with us which is an added bonus.

Glad things are falling into place for your MIL's visit.

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Most of the mowing is done...a wee bit to finish. Today I start the last push to dust and clean for Corinne's visit. Trying to stay relaxed about things. I am happy that the family is looking forward to seeing her. Hopefully, each family will get to spend some time with her, one-on-one.She wants to see where everyone is living these days...last visit here was 2008 I think. Lots of changes since then! She won't be staying at my house...no AC too many stairs...son David volunteered their home, so that will be just a short walk. Son Adam's wife was so hoping their new home would be done by now so they could host her. Maybe next time she comes, if she comes again.

Wedding plans sound well laid out. They can be so much work to get things in place! We have had several here at our house.

Hope you have a lovely day. emoticon

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Mowing certainly adds to your exercise these days. Getting plants in the yard again.

Hope you are all spruced up for the Mom's visit. A special time for all of you.

All quiet here.

Tagged along for grand daughter's final visit to the bridal salon. Her Mom bought her dress. Wedding December 30th. Mostly everything is in place now. Maid of Honor's dress has been selected but not purchased. Mom of the bride has an idea which dress she will order. Church, reception hall, flowers, cake, and catering are all arranged. I have no idea what I'll wear. Perhaps something I already own. Not sure. They are all wearing full length gowns, but I have little use for one. So I'll decide later.

Hitting the 90's daily now. Summer is on the way for sure.

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Well done on getting stuff done early in the day today. Yay for Kiwi. I can vouch for fact that walking helps get the lbs off.

Learned this morning that Hubby heard what he thought was perhaps a confrontation out on our porch last night. He saw fox leaving after the noise died down. He figures it was a raccoon and the fox arguing over territory..and bird feeder seed. Could have been the raccoon after the chickens...we've caught them in the act before. We are thinking about a way to foil this from happening again.

Am at 7600 steps so far today. emoticon Did a romp through the grocery this morning along with several other errands. Plan to mow later when it begins to cool back down. Did a LOT of mowing yesterday. Drained the gas tank on the mower!! Between rain and heat, grass is growing. Hoping I can keep things looking nice when MIL comes next week. Gradually getting flowers out. emoticon

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