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Me, too.
I gained three pounds on my trip, but have successfully removed two and and a half of those nasties. Now I intend to get the scale moving on downward.

Megan's bridal shower is August 10th, and her wedding is October 25th. My goal is 115 eventually, but not sure when I can get there. It's worthwhile to keep plugging, though.

I won't shoot lower than 115 bc when I hit 109 several years back, it did not look good on me. So a healthy weight is my goal.

Stay positive in thinking about what you CAN do. That's the best mind set.

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Good for you Jolette. You are more than half way to getting those nine off!!!! Thinking with a positive attitude will help you be much more successful!

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emoticon It sounds like you guys had a refreshing time. What a blessing you must have had, and got home safe and secure.
I am rejoicing because I gained some weight after my fall, I managed to get on the scale, and have lost about 5 lbs. of the nine I gained.
I have been complaining about what I CAN'T do, so now, I am thinking about what I CAN. DO. I don't want to be a whiner.
The wheat looks so good so I hope they will cut pretty quick.

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Jean, I didn't post that we were traveling...not here or on FB or elsewhere. Even though the kids are around, no point in advertizing that we are out of town. Would have loved to have met you in Lebanon...but we were in Evansville In (convention site)and Owensboro Ky. (motel) attending a three day convention. So, you didn't miss anything. emoticon

Craftman's fair sounds like fun. Nice that you got to at least romp through it! My in-laws took classes at Arrowmont years ago...we met them in Gatlinburg for a weekend together after their course was done. It was a rare trip w/o kids...and first time kids were old enough to not need a sitter!

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Thanks. I didn't remember you were traveling at the same time we were.

We had a great meal at Demos in Lebanon just a short distance from you. We were there Saturday around 4:00PM for a late lunch/early dinner. Certainly thought of you as we were so close. We'd spent over two hours in traffic trying to get away from Gatlinburg, so lunch was delayed, and became dinner, too.

Joe dropped me off at the Gatlinburg Convention Center for the Craftsmen's Fair. He just sat near the doors and waited an hour for me while I zipped through the booths downstairs. Saw lots of artsy offerings, and some demonstrations, but didn't part with any of my money.

I took a week long quilting class at the Arrowmont College of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg before we moved to Texas in 1981. So we drove around that campus while we were there. Beautiful memories.

Welcome home. Glad we're both home again safely.
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Just home from three day convention in Evansville In. We stayed in Owensboro KY. Over all, had a great time and feel spiritually FILLED UP! Unpacked also and laundry going.

Jean, glad you had a good trip and also are home safely.

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Home safely.

Unpacked, laundry done, doggie home.

Tomorrow car needs washing, and grocery necessities.

Hugs!
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Great visits with family.
Cold 50's weather here in Detroit area.
Nice break from Texas heat.

Having fun!

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emoticon A banner day again, the ladies came over for quilting and cut out the sashing for me(I can't manage to cut out with only one arm), they also helped me plan the work on my big owl. I bought a frame and they helped me pick out the pattern to use around the frame. It was a nice day, although it is now raining cats and dogs again. Spoke too soon, I guess. LOL

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Get an extra day off work this week and plan to work on a quilt... emoticon

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Thanks!

I'm up. Just unplugged my iPad to pack it. Coffee brewing I won't wake him up It takes me longer to get moving than him. The car is packed. Kiwi already delivered to DIL Delores who is letting him hang out with her little Bella while we're gone. We get Bella this fall when they fly to Hawaii.

Oops! He's up. Off we go.

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I figured we were not on the agenda, but keep us in mind if it looks like you might come through and we could meet for lunch or something. It looks like you have a 7 1/2 hr drive. Gotta stop some time! lol. We know you may not want to be constricted by meeting..and that is ok, of course. Always would love to see you, though.


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Joe mapped out our trip. I have no idea how we are traveling.

Aw-w-w-w-w I didn't realize we'd be close. Probably not stopping this year. I have your cell phone if we decide to head your way. Don't plan on company. Joe already has our trip mapped out.

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Wow....we are now under a heat advisory....it looks like lightning today! Praying that no fires start because we have been so dry...sure could use some rain!

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Jolette, we had trouble getting the hay in....and of course, no sooner was it done, than we had a nice hot, dry spell. Hope your wheat is a bountiful harvest.

Jean, you'll be going right through Nashville...

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emoticon Have a good time.

It has been raining so much this year. I live in an arid area but the last three months we have had a LOT of rain. We went from 100 yesterday and an inch and a half in the evening. Now we are worrying about too much rain to get the wheat out of the field. If we can get it out, we may get a bounty. Dreaming.lol

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Michigan is calling. Hope it's cooler up North.

We're visiting Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Mammoth Cave, Kentucky on the way up. Two of the 48 National Parks. Cannot hope to see them all, but fun to have a bucket list to work on.

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Going to check out the picture right NOW

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Lovely, Enchanting red work. The sunbonnet sue quilt is certainly a keepsake.

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yep I am enjoying embroidering right now.

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Is that the Sunbonnet Sue quilt you are referring to? emoticon Well done!


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emoticon I just put my finished quilt in the pictures. Finished it when I broke my shoulder.

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Wow--great knitting! I already love quilting and do knit, but try to only stick with one obsession right now....I also love counted cross-stitch and crochet...sigh...not enough time in the day to do it all!! Thanks for sharing! --Connie

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emoticon LOVE YOUR SOCK. lol

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Oops. Changed my profile again. Such fun. Showing off my knitting of the sock. Still a long way to go, but I am past the heel now and moving towards the toe.
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Profile shows a fuzzy photo of the table runner I am planning to create. I have the fabric from my stash, and chose colors that will go well with our everyday dishes. Looking forward to the August 11th class.

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Nice swap out for kitty sitting!! Pic of the tablerunner project? Neat that you can knit socks and have fun doing it. My MIL is a fantastic knitter...but NOT me.

Magnificent morning here...nice transition for DH coming back from Seattle. I have already made several treks down the driveway..to get paper, water roses, trim daylilies...and have another to go with a letter for the mailbox. Working on getting the steps in early (esp. after yesterday's airport oops!)

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Take good care of that sweetie. I know you will.

I am excited about the table runner Delores and i will put together in our quilt class in August. We have to drive to College Station for the class, so I'll go to her house and let her drive from Tomball.

I got my sock knitted past the heel, so now it's just around and around and around the foot portion. The yarn is colorful and mixed up so it stays rather interesting as I go. I'm glad it is underway cause now I can drag it with me to Michigan.

My neighbor asked me to feed his cat while they go away this weekend, and asked what he could do for us. So I had him trim the ground cover back from our curb. It looks so tidy now. Very nice improvement. I don't have a weed whacker to trim the ground cover myself, so I'm delighted he would do it. You can't buy neighbors, and we have fantastic folks all around our cul de sac. How fortunate! We are the "elderly" in our group, and they do watch out for us.

Time for Kiwi's walk, and starting my day.

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The quilting project (in Aug. class) and that group of ladies sounds like FUN!

How neat that Joe can and will do the design work. I always thought that would be interesting to be able to do that. REALLY admire those with the talent, skill and knowledge!

Hubby is HOME after a week with his family in Camano Island and Mercer Island WA. I didn't get in the rest of my steps today...had planned to park and go in to meet the plane at the airport..but they have CHANGED everything and if there is parking for less than $19.00...I didn't find it. The cell phone waiting area was packed so I circled that small lot many times. FINALLY he called, but it took two circuits of the whole airport to connect with him...no waiting. All very annoying, though I realize some of it is security related. Anyway, My Sweetie is home! emoticon

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Evening

DDIL Delores called and asked me to take another quilting class with her. This time it's in August, and we'll both make a table runner. Tonight we met at the Tomball Quilt Shop and picked out our fabrics for the runner. It was so good to see all the ladies who gather in the quilt classroom twice a month. They are her friends from her substituting, but they have included me in their fun. So many lovely projects were brought. Those ladies are really into quilting now. Tons of fun all around. I need them in my life.

Joe is visiting Elliott's family. Elliott is marrying our grand daughter Megan in October. His parents asked Joe to draw up an addition to their home, so he's been very busy today drafting up ideas for them. This afternoon he went over and picked up their original house plans, and tonight he returned with sketches for them to consider. He loves using his creative skills. Great to be needed and appreciated.

Have a wonderful evening.
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emoticon What a fun story!

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emoticon I would feel safer too. LOL

Sounds like quite a stir among others.

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Thanks, Asta

I joined a lady this morning on my mall walk before the stores opened. She had a South American coita, leashed, riding on her shoulder. Very unusual animal, not at all a typical pet. She rescues them and has four. I changed my profile to show you what the critter looks like, a member of the bear and raccoon family. They bite when upset, so I didn't put any finger close to it, but felt safe just walking with her.

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Sorry to hear of a family member with dementia..that is a tough adjustment for everyone involved. Glad you are having good results from the dietary adjustments, Jean...I have been eating badly while DH is on vacation...need to get THAT under control again. I invited a young couple out to luch after Kingdom Hall yesterday...partly to force me to eat properly yesterday! We had a nice time..and a healthy meal.

Hot and humid building up here...it really has not been too bad since DH left for Seattle visit...but things are heating up. Worst day is expected to be Wed...the day he gets home. Figures.

I still need to join the binding and do the hand stitching on the quilt I was rushing through to send up to my great niece while DH is there. No hurry now. Hurrying didn't help matters a bit!

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Morning
Another hot, sultry Texas day getting underway. Temp is only 75 this morning so that's good. need to get Kiwi out while it's still cool. Then start my laundry, and get my mall walk in. Hope to stay active today. My weight has responded to dropping sugar and increasing my steps Good to see progress.

My mind is sorting options for our trip to Michigan this summer. DSIL Pauline's dementia changes everything from now on. We always stayed with her, but that will no longer be feasible. Hope to see her settled in assisted living accommodations. The great grandsons would appreciate a hotel with a pool while we're close, so I suppose that will be a priority. Staying two weeks is not a good idea now, so we'll have to decide what's important and condense as best we can.

I'm gong to be more active here at home and spend less time sitting with books. I've had a grand time plowing through library books, but feel it's time for more activity even away from the mall walks. It's hard to handle this heat.

I want to get kiwi's walk in while it's still in the 70's this morning.

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emoticon Hi Connie, I am so glad you are back. I have been struggling with my weight again but without SP I would be gaining what progress I have made so far. Keeps me thinking.



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Just getting' back in the saddle as they say for the last week! Feeling enthusiastic and praying that it will continue! I am a quilter in Northern California, and just finished piecing two of four placemats.....the blocks are 1-inch finished and are about 15x17". My daughter (who said she didn't need any more quilted things) stacked up a pile of my fabric to incorporate into a new quilt for her!! Yea! She's our only child, so I am glad to share my stash with her into a simple 4-patch quilt (her choice...she wants it to look "vintage").

Just wanted to get back into SparkPeople again...you all are such great supporters!! Now off for my walk! --Connie

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Andy Rooney wrote those bits of wisdom.

Glad you like them.

Jean from Texas
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Love that, Jean. Any idea who the author is? Thanks for sharing with us.

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ENLIGHTENED
PERSPECTIVE
If you will take the time to read these, I promise you'll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis: They're written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words.

Enjoy.......

I've
learned.... That the best classroom in
the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made
my day!' makes my day.

I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is
one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being
right.

I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a
child.

I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't
have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires
you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to
hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the
block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an
adult.

I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The
closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us
everything we ask for.

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make
life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who
wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the
facts.

I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you
are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person
is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted
with a smile.

I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love
with them.

I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will
take the ones you miss.

I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will
dock elsewhere.

I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love
him one more time before he passed away.

I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and
tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve
your looks.

I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your
little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the
mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing
it.

I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more
things I get done.

It's National Friendship Week.
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIENDS AND I AM HONORED!

Jean from Texas
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

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I am so happy for you to be so productive in your creativity. Way to go.

You are welcome, dear friend.

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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Jean, I love having you for a cheer leader!!! THANKS! emoticon

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Safe travels. WellDone! To get so far is incredible. Good for you.

Jean from Texas
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

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It is nearly nine pm...and I have shut down the sewing marathon.
The quilt top is done. The Backing ended up being a piece of purple I bought for another project...it doesn't go with the front at all, but that's ok. I needed to make it wider by not much..so took a bunch of scraps of same fabric...light swirls on one side and black swirls on the other...pieced them all together, trimmed to the same width and then added one on each side. I made a cameo pig fussy cut and added that to a piece of white muslin...made the label, fused it to the backing and satin stitched it in place.
Then I did the quilt layers ..working on the floor! Ran out of my good spray adhesive, so resorted to a lower quality one. Trimmed the excess off and then...was ready to quilt. But how to start?
The border is a light background with black swirls all over..really quite pretty. I intended to mimic the swirls on a large scale, but of course, ended up following the pattern loosely (free motion quilting with stitch regulator on)...I haven't quilted anything in months! It took a bit to get going, but I am now 3/4 of the way around the outside. I usually don't do the edges first! Hope this is going to work!! I forgot to change the bobbin color to match, so now the quilting pattern is showing in stark contrast to the purple...and even though it is rather random, it is looking pretty.
I simply must stop for tonight so the little quilt won't travel with DH tomorrow...BUT the bright side is I will be able to finish it in daylight..in a more leisurely fashion...and TAKE PICS! I hope I can get it done and mailed so DH can still be the deliverer of the gift to Miss Mia. She has no idea who I am, but will remember her great uncle!
Well, off to spend a little more time with my hubby. We pull out of here as early as we can get moving tomorrow morning. emoticon

Edited by: BOOKWERME at: 6/23/2014 (22:02)
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Sounds like a viable solution.

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Trying to layer the little quilt...what on earth to back it with? I don't have enough of the coordinating fabric scraps (nor time for a lot of piecing)...but not much will "go" with the front, either. I may have to back the large quilt first and see what is left from THAT piece of fabric. I am running out of time!

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Thanks
Time for me to get pro-active.
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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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I recently bought a grocery store brand one for $10.00. The test strips are cheaper than if you get a name brand one. There is plenty of info available on SP and online in general about blood sugar readings (normal, pre-diabetic, etc.) Knowledge is a protection.



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I do not know what my reading was. I have not thought of getting a meter, but perhaps should look into that.

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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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Jean, you can plan any of your favorite treats into your daily meal plan...just not indulge without paying attention. It does help to know what you can eat freely and what will send your blood sugars up. Be sure to continue your good walking regime..and drink lots of water. SP can give you other dietary guidelines. Do you have a meter? Tracking your blood sugar really helps.

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Not happy to have my blood sugar out of whack, but I will take steps to avoid things I know I have to give up. This comes just before vacation, so I cannot splurge on this trip at all. Waiting until afterwards to recoup just won't cut it this time. There are so many Michigan treats we look forward to enjoying, but this year I know in advance that I have to take charge of my own spoon every meal and every snack. Joe is teasing already about ordering me "pine floats" (toothpick floating in water) while he and his sister enjoy the decadence of Guernsey's Dairy treats.
And my favorite bakery that sells cranberry nut fresh bread is now a no-no. Rats!! Yes I can do it, and NOT shooting insulin will be worth every "sacrifice."
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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...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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Jean, sorry to hear of your blood sugar issues...you can get this under control, I am sure.

I am excited...JUST finished piecing the quilt top from the cow/pig fabric scraps. Hopefully I can get it quilted and bound by Monday night. It would be easy if the rest of my life didn't get in the way. It came out cute..I WILL figure out how to get the pictures posted...eventually.
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