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10/25/14 3:55 P

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I loved the AQS show in Nashville the two years I got to go before it moved. But I also had a partner to go with. Maybe I will make the trek to another city some time. Who knows.

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10/25/14 10:08 A

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Thanks. I do look forward to the quilt show for months ahead of time. The quilts on display are fantastic. The winners of the $10,000, $7.500, and $5,000 competitions are truly unbelievable. Such artists, dedication, and talent blows me away year after year. I stand in awe.

This year we're getting our scissors sharpened as a first commitment, and then just ogling and shopping around. So many treasures to see, and so little time to take it all in.

Teachers from all over the world come to inspire folks. We're not taking classes again this year. Each year we say maybe next year.

Jolette
Sorry you had to sit through such a long meeting. That must have been very difficult for you.

We're in terrific chilly morning temperatures this week. Still only 63F degrees here. Yummy!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

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10/25/14 7:34 A

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My sister-in-law and niece are at quilt market...busy time for them as they shop for their business. Then YOU go, Jean! What an adventure for you every year. I thought about going to the show in Chattanooga this year, but couldn't swing it (that is only 2 hrs away).

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10/24/14 9:37 P

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It was wonderful today, as warm as toast. I am still a little tired but feel better. I am almost done doing the hand binding on the owls. They are so cute.

We had a business meeting today that lasted 4 1/2 hrs. today. I got so tired and bored. emoticon

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10/24/14 9:29 P

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Houston's International Quilt Festival next week. Feeling great about that.

One DIL will go with me to the soiree before preview night at 1:30PM on Wednesday (preview is from 7-9pm), and then again Friday all day and half day on Sunday.

We're exchanging burlap craft items at the soiree, and enjoying a light lunch together. Terrific friends who we basically see once a year.

Other DIL will join us just for Friday all day.

I'll have Rudy (Kiwi's brother) from Tuesday to Sunday. Charlotte (Rudy's owner) will stay with Julie who's hosting the soiree. They were neighbors until Charlotte moved to Canyon Lake. Charlotte is friends with DIL Delores who has a 2nd home at Canyon Lake, and she introduced Delores to Julie, last year at the quilt festival. Thus Delores is invited to the soiree, too. Complicated, but not really.
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10/20/14 9:38 P

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So sorry to hear of your illnesses...hope all is well now. Don't get so giddy that you take a tumble!!! Nice that you are back to your needlework. So happy to see you posting! emoticon emoticon

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10/20/14 8:58 P

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Jolette
We have missed you.
Welcome back.
Your new photos are lovely.
What an adorable photo of Scruffy.

Hope you can stay healthy now.

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10/20/14 8:11 P

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emoticon I have managed to go t the emergency hospital three times in the last 5 weeks. Too much blood loss, this weekend I had to have two units of blood transfusion. I thought I was dying and just about gave up but decided to try one more time. I am feeling oh so much better, even able to try embroidery, I was unable to even embroider, it took too much energy. Today, I feel so much better that I am almost giddy, well... a lot giddy. LOL I am even hungry, that is unusual for me and my appetite is better.

Hope every one is recovering and feeling better. POsted a couple of pictures on my page.

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10/18/14 2:02 P

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Backed off some steps while picking up calories. Not a good combination. emoticon

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10/17/14 4:28 P

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Wonderful day being needed and knowing what to do. Enjoyed every minute.

Jean from Texas
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10/17/14 10:43 A

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Teaching 7th grade English today.

Feels great to be in familiar territory.

Jean from Texas
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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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10/16/14 9:12 P

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Good for both of you. Sweet daughter, indeed! emoticon

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Kiwi was very cooperative, so I got in 14,000 steps even though Pam decided not to swing by tonight to walk with me. Pam is a busy gal, and sometimes it just isn't convenient for her to walk after work. She got all her steps in today, so would only have come if I needed more.

Sweet daughter for sure.

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10/16/14 6:08 P

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Starting early is the key for sure. In St. Croix I was out the door within minutes of rising each morning and got about 5000 steps in by breakfast (at 7 a.m) each day. That made it much easier as the day warmed up. emoticon

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Thanks. It's a real effort sometimes. This morning I headed to the mall before my American Sewing Guild meeting just so I could get some of my steps and flights in.

I need to back off and clean house. Grins. Like that will happen anytime soon.

Right now Kiwi needs his walk. I hope Pam comes over soon.

Jean from Texas
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10/16/14 5:37 P

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You really do amaze me with the amt. of walking you get in each day!


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Me, too
I have 15 flights of stairs. So far I have 10,783 steps. If Pam comes by after work, I'll add to that in our mall walk. Kiwi needs a walk now and one at bedtime, so I'll add a bit more either way.

Tomorrow I teach 7th grade English, so the step count may fall way, way down. We'll see how things go. I am supposed to review the kiddos for their Short Story test.

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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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10/16/14 4:43 P

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DH does seem to be on the mend...more so as the day wears on. Hope both he and Joe continue to improve.

Sun still hasn't come out (3:40 pm) but I am getting my walking in....hiking up and down the driveway. One more circuit will get the bulk of it done. I have done 15 flights of stairs so far.

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10/16/14 4:19 P

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Great fun, affordable scarves and dyes, too. American Sewing Guild is good for me. I so appreciate being with gals who sew and create. I dyed three normal sized scarves and one extra large. So neat. They have to "dry" 48 hours before I can heat set the dyes.

Joe headed to bed as soon as I walked in the door. Guess he stayed up while I was gone- not sure. Still sniffling but seems happier today. Yeah!!

Take care.

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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10/16/14 9:13 A

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He SAYS he feels better this morning..but he said that yesterday, too. Sounds awful. I take elderberry capsules every day..and so far, haven't had colds or flu...did have a few sniffles once or twice, but not SICK with it. Hope I can keep THAT going.

Your projects sound like fun. Glad you have those activites to enjoy.

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10/16/14 9:08 A

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Morning

I understand. Joe is still sniffling, but he is taking his medication and eating 3 meals a day. That's an improvement for sure. He spent most of the day in bed yesterday and went down for the night at 7pm when I left for my Girl Friend Sew gathering at the local quilt shop.

I have an American Sewing Guild meeting today We are dying ready made scarves that one of our gals orders in bulk. She orders special tissue paper in bulk on the internet that gives its dye to things. So it will be a fun adventure for me The scarves and tissue are inexpensive, so I plan to try a few different colors.

Hope Bruce can get better soon. Try to stay well yourself. I have avoided Joe's cold to this point.

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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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10/15/14 4:39 P

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Not so sure this one is on the mend. Throat is not sore, but he sounds like he has an awful cold. We'll see.


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Agreed. It's a guy thing for sure. Some males we know will go to the doctor for help with anything and everything. Just not my guy.

They're on the mend. That's what counts for both of them.

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10/15/14 1:37 P

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Sometimes I think it is just stubbornness....not wanting to take anything to help themselves! Last time it was a rash (we never did figure out the source) and he was miserable...finally I gave up trying to encourage him to detox, red light, take natural meds etc. I guess he finally got tired of feeling wretched...but by then, whatever he had was firmly entrenched. Once he began working on it...the rash cleared up...perhaps on its own, perhaps because we pushed it out...I don't know. His mood lightened very much which made him much easier to be around!

Today He feels better than yesterday, but is still very congested and still not feeling well. He IS taking lots of vitamin C, zinc, l-Lysine etc. Hope we can get through this without it getting worse. The red lighting helps.


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Men!! Guys don't like to admit being sick. Do they think it's weakness? Just means they need intervention sometimes. Hope Bruce is on his feet again soon. Try to stay healthy.

Hugs.

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10/14/14 8:36 P

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I don't know the numbers, but I seem to remember that my father, once he had quadruple bypass before possibly having a heart attack, got working on getting healthy and had a very low heart rate. Hope Joe will last many more years...and you, too!!

My hubby seems to have developed cold and sore throat..he is blaming it on the plane travel. He didn't tell me yesterday or Sunday...so we didn't get a head start at getting this undercontrol quickly. Hope we can get it stopped. It is that time of year again when allergies, colds and flu are making the rounds. I don't need any of that stuff!!!



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Joe's cold escalated again. He had breakfast and returned to bed. This time I made a doctor's appointment for him. I told him it has been long enough. He didn't want me to go along so I went grocery shopping instead. Doc listened to him. Checked him out. It is NOT pneumonia. Joe's on antibiotics now for ten days. Doc said Joe is the first person he's ever known to have such a low and erratic heart beat that is not on a pacemaker. Joe's cardiologist ruled against it. Heart Rate of 35 to 85 just is not normal. What's wrong with this picture? We know he does not black out, or faint, but such a low rate is not anywhere near acceptable in my mind.

Joe told the Doc that he and I have this running debate about who will go first. Doc said to have me check out the old folks' homes, all women, so Joe says, "You lose; I go first!" My DH uses that argument whenever I want him to do something healthy. He just declares, "I'm going first!!" Nut case.

Pam told me Joe confided in her that he doesn't know what he'd do without me. That's sweet, but I'd still like him to eat his fruits & veggies, take vitamins, and be more active. I simply cannot imagine my life without him in it. He teases the snot out of me, and makes life fun. We're a good team.

Take care. Appreciate the good folks you have as long as you have them. Be sure you tell them.

Maudlin! Sorry!


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10/12/14 12:15 P

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Welcome Home! Glad it was a break from routine.

Joe and I had a delightful breakfast this morning at cafe type. BUT when it was time to leave, I could not find my car key anywhere. Joe was truly disgusted. He decided to walk home to get his key, but I could not leave my beautiful car for someone else to drive off with my key, so I stayed. I asked the manager to please ask everyone if they had found my car key and returned to the parking lot to stand sentry over my car.

Guess what? The key was found before going through the dishwasher ON the tray that we used to collect our plates and utensils. So we actually were both at fault. Me, for not stopping immediately and putting it in my purse after paying for our meals at the cash register; and Joe for placing the tray in the pick up spot without seeing my key on it. Not sure how he could do that.

Such a disaster when we had planned a nice treat after church. Our kids gave Joe a birthday gift card to the restaurant, so it was fun to use it. At least until I couldn't find my key.

All is forgiven. All is peaceful once more.

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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10/12/14 10:35 A

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We're home and the DD, SIL and Andrew (5 yr old grandson) are headed on home now too. We got home just before 1 a.m. Will be TIRED today, Left the sunny Caribbean to come home to gray skies and a farm sodden from the storms that came through while we were gone.

We stayed at an all-inclusive resort on St. Croix...it keeps you tied to being THERE rather than encouraging you to go out and about. SIL rented the car so we were kind of entangled with their choices....and how much a five yr old could/would do. We did manage a morning of shopping in Christiansted, visits to my mother's/our former home, a full day at our country club beach...much nicer than at the resort. SIL had a scuba diving lesson. we did Whim Museum and greathouse, and a little bit of driving through the rain forest etc. It was a short/long week! We hit a pretty good stride by the end of the week.

The food was OK...but the menu had little daily variation...and the serving sizes were huge. It was difficult to eat lightly and make wise choices. Personally, I think it encourages a huge amount of waste.

Our week was pleasant. The resort was filling up with incoming folks just about the time we were wrapping things up...we were glad to have missed all that crowd. We are told that the season starts in two weeks and the resort will be at capacity until next spring. SO glad to have missed THAT!

Now we try to get rested and back onto a healthy eating and exercise routine. My Fitbit worked through the entire week though I had no way to connect it to my computer (which was at home). I was worried it wouldn't stay charged. I got over 10000 steps a day...partly be getting out early and walking 4-5000 steps along the beachfront of the bldgs or in the parking lot (one circuit = about 1000 steps. I wanted as much done as early as possible before the sun warmed everything up! Wish it were that easy and pleasant here! I guess having no schedule and no responsibilities does make it easier.

Anyway..Back to REAL life!!! Greetings to everyone. Keep Sparkin'!!! emoticon

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Welcome home!

Sweet little Bella went home yesterday afternoon. College son returned home yesterday to greet his parents from their vacation in Hawaii. We have the early airport run this morning to pick up the weary travelers. They flew overnight to come home. Bet they'll be blurry eyed cause they don't sleep on the plane.

Bella was so much fun to walk with. She races on the trail, so cute. I will miss her terribly, and return to mall walking I suppose. Kiwi is not that excited about 2-1/2 mile nature walks. Bella loved them and sat at the back door when I finished my shower to be sure I'd take her. Such a doll.

My weight took a hit from Joe's birthday celebration of chicken fajitas at Chili's and dessert at Culvers frozen custard. I can't resist salted caramel pumpkin concrete. It's just frozen custard with pumpkin and syrup, no milk added. Rich!! Oh, dear. I ate half on his birthday, and finished it yesterday. Bad! Bad!! A big splurge, but I'm over it now. I can wait until Autumn 2015 to hit that stuff again, but I do enjoy it.

I have pumpkin spice coffee K-cups for my Keurig and pumpkin spice non-dairy creamer for my morning coffee for this autumn season. Yummy!!

Take care. Enjoy your splurges, but work them off again before they settle in.

Sending huge hugs

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Aw-w-w-w-w-w Sorry your fun has to end. So glad you could go, though.

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Heading home tomorrow from our tropical (almost) paradise.

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Today was Joe's 80th birthday. He still has his terrible cold. He drove me to the cancer center in downtown Houston so I could donate the 10 chemo caps this morning. We stopped on the way back and I bought pink yarn to knit and felt a purse for the MaryKay gal I met with this week.

Tonight we had birthday dinner with Pam and Megan, and then went by Culver's for dessert. All yummy! A busy full day for him.

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Thanks.

Our granddaughter Megan came over after work. The dogs were restless, so we returned to the nature trail. Sun was shining and we had a great walk. Then daughter Pam came over after her work, and the three of us went to the mall to walk. Such fun. I'm over 20,000 steps for the day. I did take a nap this afternoon before Megan came over. Hopefully I'll keep Joe's cold at bay.

All is well.

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10/6/14 8:04 P

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Hope the drenching does not make you susceptible to Joe's cold. Get well, Joe!

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10/6/14 1:55 P

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The two fur balls and I got soaked on the nature trail this morning. Sky darkened, wind blew huge branches across the trail, and the rain came in sheets. So often the rain scoots around us, so the first drizzles didn't faze me. When we were returning from our furthest point, things really picked up. There was no way to outrun the fury, so we just kept trudging along. We're toweled off, and my outfit is warm from the dryer. No need to chill the clothes this time. The temperatures dropped 10 degrees on us. I was chilled. Now I've had warm soup and hot decaf tea.

Joe is doing better, but still not himself. Hopefully this rain experience will not allow me to succumb to his nasty cold. Jeepers.

Jean from Texas
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10/4/14 1:23 P

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Afternoon
Kiwi refused to come out of hiding for a second walk this morning, so I took Bella without him. We had a lovely walk on the nature trail. With the cooler temperatures, the trail was lively with walkers, bikers, scooters, strollers and joggers. A very friendly place to exercise on a Saturday morning.
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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!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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10/3/14 3:17 P

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tummy surplus doesn't show when we have clothing on...at least not much when we are close to goal.

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10/3/14 2:59 P

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Walking is still good.

Garage door is fixend. Technician replaced broken door spring, and snapped cable. All is well.

Our temperatures dipped back into the 70's overnight. Cool and energizing.

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


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10/1/14 12:32 P

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Thanks!

In my dreams, my tummy would magically disappear with the pounds. Of course that didn't happen, but I am still pleased.

To keep my momentum going, I took the dogs out for a 2-1/2 mile walk on the nature trail. So I now have 3.35 miles today.

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


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10/1/14 11:19 A

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LOVE your announcement...though can't in MY wildest dreams see you needing to scoot down those few more pounds. You look TERRIFIC to me!!

Your breakdowns have been dramatic! Things often happen in threes (no I am not superstitious) so be on the look out. Glad the cars are only trapped and not damaged in the latest upset!


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10/1/14 10:47 A

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Yesterday the spring and the cable in our garage door opener broke. Both cars are trapped inside the garage. The company we use is short handed bc one of its employees broke his leg recently and cannot go on calls. So tomorrow we'll be free again, but not today. Not early tomorrow either bc we'll get a call between 8AM & 10AM for the mechanic to give us a two hour window of when he can come. It's not an emergency, so we opted not to pay for an emergency appointment.

Last week our garbage disposal broke spraying water all underneath the sink. Thankfully this past weekend Pam's friend could come out and replace that. Now the garage door makes Two inconveniences close together.

I have a wonderful announcement! I managed to break 120 pounds finally. I have not been below 120 in several years. My extreme walking has paid off. I am beyond thrilled. Oh I still have a tummy, and sagging parts, but the weight is going in the right direction. My goal is 115 - - - so 4-1/2 pounds more to reach goal.
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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!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/28/14 11:23 A

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Your farm is an oasis of wonderfulness. So grateful we could visit in person. Harvest is essential for productivity, but I guess it can be annoying when you have to listen to the drone of machinery hour after hour. Hope you got your Bible Study ready on time to share.

Our sermon today was on the Peace Christians are to bring into their world like Christ. We read in Matthew about Jesus calming the storm in the boat with his disciples. Then going ashore to confront the two demon possessed men whose demons recognized the Son of God and begged to be allowed to enter the herd of pigs. (Of course the pigs dove down the cliff into the water and their ultimate deaths.) The Peace He brought to two such troubled situations is the calm love we need to confront relationships and situations in our lives. Good message.

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


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9/27/14 8:05 P

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The gang went to family day..lines longer than they used to be, Kaleb was astounded that they didn't have to PAY for the rides (he goes to the county fair every year). All three kids were out cold when they got back here...so tired!

I've got my steps and my stairs done for today...still have to finish study of Bible lesson for tomorrow (I am almost half way through) "You will be Witnesses of Me"

Still no rain here...things are really, really dry. Nice for whatever is being harvested up the road, though I am so tired of the drone of the machinery. My country farm is now in the middle of suburbia (traffic and people and lots of houses) with only small areas still devoted to farming...we have cattle and chickens...there are crops in some fields near us. Sounds like perhaps the tractor is going home for the night...it is dark out but they CAN work with lights. I hope not tonight!!!

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9/27/14 7:46 P

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Very cute. I know you are kidding.

Jean from Texas
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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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9/27/14 12:13 P

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At six am. I would have loved to use a spray bottle on them. (just kidding).
Looks like Aunt Amanda and Uncle Ted are going to try to take the two extras as part of their family to the Family Day activities. They loved the factory tour. They are all going to roast in the sunshine..beautiful day but HOT in the sun. Andrew chose to stay with his cousins...if they can't go with him, he doesn't want to go. Both of the cousins WANT to go..so they are all going. Otherwise, they would have played the day away here on the farm...also OK so long as parents are keeping things under control. They can do the farm any time, though...Family Day is only once a year.


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9/27/14 11:17 A

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Terrific!
I hope your weather is gorgeous, and your time fabulous. Very exciting.

Perhaps your grandkids were noisier than this one little yapper. I went upstairs and got my spray bottle for her. Not sure DIL ever used such a thing, but the dog quieted down. Amazing. That's good.

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


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9/27/14 10:56 A

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Early start for you folks!

We had daughter and son-in-law decide to come spend the night before going to Nissan Family day (expected an early start today and we live closer). Everyone was up till late last night...5 yr old Andrew so excited to be with his cousins (who live next door to me). They invited him to camp out in the tent in the backyard. I thought they would never go to sleep! Then this morning when I went out at six to open the chicken coop I hear: "HI NANA!" in the dark! They were making so much noise they were told they couldn't come in next door..so all three trooped over here to set up Legos in my family room..and of course, it got noisy fast! It has been a wild morning. Papa and Daddy took the three kids (ages 5,7 and 13) for the tour of the Nissan factory. It is wonderful to have some quiet, much as I love them all. Daughter and DIL are doing essential oil and Bars Treatment on DIL...that is good, too. My morning plans are turned upside down, but in a good way.

This time next week, we will be landing in Miami prior to connecting flight to St. Croix, USVI. THAT will be an early morning start, too.
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9/27/14 10:43 A

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Morning
At 6:30AM we picked up our son and DIL and drove them to the airport, then returned to their house and picked up her dog, Bella. So Bella is here with us now for two weeks while they vacation in Hawaii. She certainly is a yappy dog. Goodness! Hope she settles down.

We are without sunshine, so perhaps we'll get a drop or two of rain, too.


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


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9/25/14 7:48 P

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Thanks.

I found the white plastic part I needed to finish the pale blue eyeglass holder necklace at Hobby Lobby and finished it this afternoon. It's been on my "to-to" list for months. Good to cross it off.

I just opened my lesson plans for tomorrow. Looks like a fun day with the music students. I have to take 3rd graders to the elementary school lunch room which means I have to eat there, too. The 25 minute lunch break doesn't really give me enough time to walk across campus for the Upper School cafeteria. Small sacrifice. Both lunch offerings are adequate, but I love the salad bar in the Upper School.

All is well here. Well, Joe has a bad cold, but other than that, we're doing great.

Have a great day yourself.

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


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9/25/14 2:07 P

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Sounds like doggie adventures ahead! Love hearing what you are up to.

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9/25/14 2:03 P

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Got a pale blue eyeglass holder necklace put together yesterday only to find I didn't have the findings to finish it. So today I shopped both Michael's, and Hobby Lobby looking for the white plastic do-thingy that grips the glasses. Hobby Lobby had them, so the search is over, and I can finish off the job.

I'm knitting a black chemo cap, and a brown one. Black is so difficult for me to see, it can only be done here at home in good light. The brown one I can take to school tomorrow to play with if I have a period without students. I'll take my iPad, too, in case I get bored without kiddos. Not likely to happen my first day back.

I get my DIL's little Brussels Griffin year old dog Saturday for 14 days while they visit Hawaii. They came over last night with a BOX of food and treats, a BOX of toys, her Day bed, a spare leash, and special dishes. Oh, wow! Can you say high maintenance? After we drop them at the airport, we'll return to their home to pick up the dog, her leash, her sleep cage with bedding, her travel cage, more toys, and more snacks. She's a cute dog, and barks in your face to get attention. You have to figure out what she "needs" by process of elimination. Joe told DIL she may have a "different tempered" dog when they return for her. Tee-hee-hee.

I have nine and a half substituting days scheduled between now and March 3rd. Pleased about that. Perhaps more will come once I show up in the building and the teachers realize I am still on the approved list. emoticon

I need to lay everything out tonight before I go to bed, so I can get my head on straight so early in the morning.

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


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