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3/27/15 5:15 P

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We got Bruce the Sparkpeople one...which he wore for several weeks...but the clip was not very good and it fell off somewhere here on the farm while he was moving rocks with the back hoe and making a stone walkway (which also involved digging with a shovel). He looked and looked for it. He liked wearing it but was NOT interested in having to sign on to the computer to get stats. We will have to figure out if he can track his steps on the Fitbit and read the results on his iPad. Not in a hurry to worry with it though. Congrats to Joe for being motivated. My guy needs to get moving more..he has had a tough winter (esp while he fought the shingles) and has sat still wayyyyy too much.

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3/27/15 5:05 P

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I didn't purchase a Fitbit for Joe, but he wears the one that doesn't sync. He at least is motivated by it, and wears it consistently. He brags every once in a while about his steps. I thought perhaps you would have your DH wear the one that doesn't charge well. He might get a kick out of wearing one.

Joe would never have agreed to spending the money on a second Fitbit, but has had fun wearing the old one.

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3/27/15 3:34 P

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Jean, you are such a sweetie! I check in every time someone posts...or I have something to add myself. I am hoping to get DH a Fitbit soon. Other things.,...like crush n run for the driveway kind of interfere! lol

I am more than half way through my steps for today...it is pretty chilly and breezy (and overcast) so won't be very pleasant walking to finish things out. Wish I could do 5000 steps on the stairs with out being sore. lol I only need two more flights today.

Re: Goodwill. During the recession, a friend of mine...a quilting mentor...went to Goodwill..purchased 100 % cotton garments, cut them into 5" squares and bundled them...then sold them on EBay. Apparently she did pretty well with that. I am sure she bargain shopped, too. Their finances are tight even in the best of times.

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3/27/15 1:19 P

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A gal in American Sewing Guild regularly shops the used clothing store near her. At the last meeting she brought three things she could not pass up bc of the prices, and gave them away to other members. In the past she has purchased wool sweaters and created purses even using the outside pockets, then felted them. Not sure why the pockets didn't seal closed, but they worked out beautifully.

So grand to see you here again. I check for you daily. Grins. Nice to keep up on the Fitbit site. I'm glad they at least offered you a reduced price on a new one. Way to go. Maybe Bruce will take over your old one like my Joe did with mine. Joe walks 6,000+ steps some days, but 3,000 quite regularly. With our upcoming National Parks visits, I am glad he is putting forth the effort to walk some every day.

Hugs for you.

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3/26/15 8:41 P

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Don't think I am going to bother with a flatiron. It is a good haircut so needs little help...and the curling iron did what little I needed on the first try. Not as good as in the salon, but it works for me.

Loaned my old sewing machine to a young (late 20s) friend yesterday. She said she used to sew and wants to get back into it..but the more she talked, the less I think she KNOWS. It will be interesting to see what develops. We purchased a simple dress pattern, fabric for $2.00 a yd, thread, scissors, straight pins (in a cute jar with pincushion top!). Hope she will also get interested in quilting, but she is a single mom just getting re-established...so her funds are really limited.

Ian and I shopped at Walmart and Goodwill yesterday. I was not really shopping...just enjoying being with her. On the $.99 rack, as she was looking, I spotted a white chenille type mock turtleneck sweater. I was going to suggest it to her, but she didn't show any interest when I held it out...then I saw the ORVIS label and decided to try it myself. SO, yesterday, I bought an Orvis Sweater for 99 cents...in a size L. My brain still doesn't register that I don't need XL and bigger anymore. I was/am pretty pleased with that surprise purchase!

Am doing well at my 5 mile/10 flights of stairs goals since I upped the goal from 10000 steps to 5 miles...11500 steps. I am pleased!

My old Fitbit has been acting up as far as accepting a recharge. I did everything they suggested...and it just wouldn't charge..but didn't die either. Tonight..it charged ALL the way! Can't figure out what is different. Since we couldn't figure out what was going on with the old one (nearly 3 yrs old) they offered me a discounted new one..which is on its way. I am relieved that now, when this old one finally dies, I am ready to go with a new model. It was very kind of them to offer me a deal since this old one is well past warranty.


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3/17/15 10:31 P

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With my last haircut, the gal used a flat iron on mine, too. I loved the look, but don't figure I can master than. Hope you can achieve good results.

Another warm day here, but rain forecast for tomorrow. That's OK. We got some much needed yard work done yesterday. Ran lots of errands today. So let it rain. emoticon

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3/17/15 2:53 P

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Well, don't know if they will work with me or what as of yet. We shall see. (that re: Fitbit).

Lovely breezy and mild temp day..but not sunshiney like yesterday. Have all but about 2000 steps done for today. emoticon

Went for haircut today... have not had one in ages. Ended up with a simple cut that adds some shape and a better line. He used a flatiron on it..I don't own one and not sure if I could achieve the same effect, but guess I will find one and try.

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3/17/15 1:54 P

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Sorry you didn't get the same result I got. But good to know they'll work with you.

Very busy day yesterday with yard work and car washings. Good warm weather chores. I got nearly 8 miles on my Fitbit One. Yeah!!

For pleasure, I read "Pride and Prejudice" again. Great read.

I am knitting a deep teal hat, and am intrigued with it. The blue ones in the scanned book photo are knit with bulk yarn, so mine will look more like the green one in heavy sport yarn. I'll take a photo when mine's done.


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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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3/16/15 5:16 P

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On phone with the most cheerful Fitbit rep. She checked my device remotely, but says she is not trained on the Ultra...she directed me to email them so the correct department can handle it. We shall see (My Fitbit is nearly 3 yrs old...and I have worn it constantly nearly that entire time!) Thanks for the suggestion to call them, Jean!


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3/15/15 2:20 P

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Welcome Karen

I live near Houston and the sun is shining! Yeah!!

We're glad to have you join us.

Happy Quilting.

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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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3/15/15 12:14 P

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Good morning Quilters - it looks like a gloomy rainy day here in Texas - perfect for quilting!

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3/14/15 9:35 A

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Have a great weekend.

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3/13/15 9:41 P

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Thanks for the suggestion and the phone number. Will have to wait till Monday most likely. Pretty full agenda till then (and have an 8 am dentist app't on Monday as well!). Fitbit hasn't died...but doesn't register full charge either. Weird, for sure. THANKS Jean!


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3/13/15 8:08 P

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Call 877-623-4997
That's Fitbit's phone number. Tell them what is happening to your Fitbit.
A couple of weeks ago They replaced mine free when it wouldn't sync. It was older than a year old, but they didn't even ask how old it was, and sent me a new One.

When I had trouble earlier this week with the new One not syncing, they did something remotely while my Fitbit One was plugged into the computer. They fixed it and got it to sync while they were talking to me on my phone and telling me what to do.

Mine works fine again. There are issues with an IOS8 upgrade, but they handle it remotely.
Please call and see if they can help you out.

At least you'll know what's wrong, and either they'll fix yours or send a new one.


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

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3/11/15 8:33 P

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Thanks.
I took a selfie bc Joe was busy.
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3/10/15 7:18 P

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Love seeing you model your handiwork!


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My blue mohair hat with the rolled up back is finally finished. It's gauzy thin, but perfect for early morning doggie walks in Texas. It feels soft and cozy, so I really like it.

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3/10/15 8:25 A

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Thanks for asking. He is doing fine if you are asking about the shingles episode...it was awful while it was active, but that is all healed now. He had some congestion and some coughing in the mornings...but basically, I think all is well. He is so happy to be able to be out in the sunshine...though we are into a week of lots of rain at the moment.

Got my first trek down the driveway done...SO much rain coming that I don't know how I will get all those steps in today...10,200 to go! Will be watching for breaks to make a dash down the drive and back. Watching the radar on Weatherbug...getting pretty good at guessing whether I can make it before the next round! lol

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3/10/15 8:01 A

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Morning Asta
I must ask how your DH is doing . Hope he continues to heal.

54F degrees this morning for Kiwi's walk. No rain yet, but our humidity is at 97%, so more rain is lurking. Surely we will be out of drought status by now. Our thirsty plant life must be use drinking this up.

Off to teach and enjoy another awesome day with my 5th grade teaching friends and the kiddos.

All I have left to do on my mohair hat is sew in the yarn ends, and it's done. Yeah!!

Take care. Have fun outdoors today.

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3/7/15 5:23 P

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Will go look for that. I just discovered there is a Fitbit blog also! Never scrolled down far enough to see it before!

I lack only one flight of stairs to meet my 5 mile/10 flight goals. Loved being out in the sunshine and warmer above freezing) temps today!


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I down loaded the free Fitbit iTune app on my iPad this morning. Color me happy.



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3/6/15 11:24 A

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GOOD for JOE! I want to get one for my hubby..but he will have to link it to his own iPad..not my computer. We tried the SP one and it was a nuisance to have to go online to see how he was doing...and then he lost it during a project (had it on his sock..I warned him it wasn't secure). He'd only had it a short time.

I have just over 6000 steps in this morning so far. I will wait till this afternoon to finish it out..temps will get barely above freezing, but the melting is well underway where I walked yesterday!

Birdfeeders are wildly busy again today.

Daughter and family are unloading their pods, meeting local friends and getting Andrew started in school. He had an assessment on Wed. and was very proud to be starting 1st grade yesterday. He LOVED his first day..so that is a good thing. I am eager to go visit, but not really in a hurry to go...esp since I want to drive out and DH will prob NOT want to do that. We'll see.

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My Joe walked 10,700 steps on my old Fitbit that won't sync yesterday. He's so proud of himself. This is his idea to start walking. He even walked a few rounds in the mall WITH me yesterday. He wears his on his waist, mine is on my shoe.

High of 57 here today. Chilly!!!

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3/5/15 4:37 P

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Jean, I find it to be a relief to get it done...especially when the weather is going to be uncooperative. Sun is out, but it is windy. We may set records with our low temp tonight. emoticon

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Incredible success for your little guy. So happy he was tested and can begin in his new school being challenged. Marvelous!!

Great walking for you. I love to reach my 10,000 steps early in the day also. Feels extremely rewarding.

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3/5/15 2:36 P

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Love that you love your teaching days!

DD and Andrew made it to Denver without incident on Monday. Daddy picked them up and took them to new house (which is empty except for the two dogs) and then he went on to work! Tuesday, Andrew visited his new school. Wed they did assessment for him and he will be skipping the rest of K and today is starting a reg. 1st grade class. He is so pleased with himself. Next year he will begin 1st grade with a class of gifted kids (like himself) so that should work well at keeping him challenged. Their pods are supposed to be delivered today, cable is supposed to be installed today...so now DD will have lots to do and life can begin to get settled.

We had LOTS of rain yesterday and last night. Then sleet and then snow. Now the temps are to plummet over night. Glad to be home. Got my steps started at 5 am...loving the quiet and calm. Wind has picked up. I have my 5 miles done (by 11 am) and only lack a few flights of stairs to meet all goals for today.

Hope everyone is well and making good choices. I need to look about getting something constructive done this afternoon...but can't decide what to tackle. Got a 20% off coupon through FabShopHop...maybe I will do some online fabric shopping! emoticon

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Wonderful grandma who will miss her little ones. Happy you had this time together.

School still wonderful. Finished my 6-1/2 day marathon of teaching, and loved it. I now have 3 days next week, then Spring break means no teaching for at least that full week, and no assignments after break.

All is well here.

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Thanks Jean. Here's more. Ted and his brother arrived in Denver by 6 am. No catastrophes. Andrew is coughing and clearing his throat a lot...we have been treating it and he cycles through better and then not so good again. Natural products on hand are a lifesaver. He is dying to go out and walk the farm, but between the coughing stuff and the fact that he fell in the mud this morning (while his mom was trying to sleep), he is not likely to get to go walking today. I had to wash him up...and wash his pants. Good thing I was doing laundry anyway! Mom is now repacking suitcases. I am only about half way on steps and stairs...so I need to get going. Rain (light, but still wet!) has stopped.

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Loved your update. Thanks for sharing. Yes, I hope dear Bruce will want to travel to see them, too. How grand to see their new surroundings.

OK. Something extremely silly. I found a new box in our message board, and want to share a photo of shoes I love bc they remind me of my Kiwi. I do NOT own these shoes, but they make me smile.

Smiles any day are a gift and blessing.

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We did it...and only an hour behind the schedule she had planned on (expecting a house showing but they didn't confirm..which took the pressure off). The last pod was delivered wayyy late yesterday...just in time for DD to go to airport on time to pick up Husband and BIL who flew in from Denver...arriving at 9 pm and then having a 45min drive home from airport.
Hubby and BIL loaded the pod this morning and then loaded up the two dogs and took off...they were on the other side of St. Louis last time they checked in. We got the last items for the entire house emptied, packed up and out, everything dusted/vacuumed and wiped or mopped. One glitch was that the padlock for the Pod was here, but the keys were with Hubby....so we had to go purchase another lock. LOL If that is the worse, we are OK with that.

Now the beds are set up here...my guest room has no electricity and we haven't been able to find the problem...so they will be in my craft room. All three of us are pretty tired...I hope Andrew will sleep in at least a LITTLE..he is usually up REALLY early. At least here, Papa or Nana can get up with him and let mom linger in bed...if she can.

I so wish I could travel with her and help on the other end. Here they had friends come and help load. There, they hardly know anyone. The new congregation will probably help unload..and at least this time, there won't be a time limit!!

I am happy for them to have this adventure of new places and new friends. With modern technology, my daughter and I can still chat every day...we did when she lived in Carson City NV and I lived in the US Virgin Islands. For the last 7 yrs, she has been a 50 min drive from me...so we chat most of the time online anyway. Now we have a new spot to visit and I hope HER being out there will be good incentive to get MY husband to go.

I've got my five plus miles in for today...and still need 3 more flights of stairs. I imagine all of us will REALLY sleep tonight.

Jean, thank you for all the good wishes and kind words. emoticon

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So pleased with your determination to keep walking, even in this extreme winter weather. Yes, I upped my goal, too. I try hard for 5 miles and if I reach it early I shoot for 6 miles that day. I reached my 6 miles this evening at the very crowded mall. I have stopped trying for 10 flights daily. My left knee is uncomfortable with stairs. I get what I can easily, but accept my limitations.

Helping your daughter is wonderful. I do not believe you will have regrets for being there for her. Love will carry her in her new situation. Your love will warm her heart and thoughts for the coming separation. God bless all of you as you look to the future.

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I prefer airport runs at more normal hours! I think their plane takes off at 5:45 a.m. EARLY.

I have boosted my walking goal to five miles a day ...about 1500 more steps than the 10,000 a day. That still includes my minimum of 10 flights of stairs. I am not fond of getting out in the cold...but it really is crucial to keep moving as much as possible. I've already had one round of trouble and don't want ANY more.

Spent the day with my daughter doing ransom jobs to help clear the decks, dust baseboards, wash windows etc. Had to clean out her freezer and get all that stuff hauled to my house...and squeezed into MY freezers. Her husband flies in tonight...he and his brother will load the last pod, put the dogs in the car and head back to Denver tomorrow. There is still stuff to do at the house, but when we leave, that's it. Hope it sells soon. I got to visit Andrew's kindergarten class...we brought cupcakes for him to share with his classmates and be there for the hugs and big good bye. Adventure ahead!!

Thanks for the kind words, Jean. YOU are an inspiration for sure!!!



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Glad you're walking regularly. Great habit.

I got my steps in at school again today. I'll still walk later in the mall. Very chilly here.

We do airport runs with our kids too. We enjoy it.

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So long as the weather permits, I am hiking the driveway...and have gotten my full five miles etc. in each day since I began the new goal. We are about to get another blast of cold...so I don't know how I will manage tomorrow and Sat. Am going to go to help DD with final packing, clearing out stuff and cleaning. Sat her husband and BIL will be packing the last Pod, then heading back to Denver with the two dogs. DD and Andrew will be coming to my house...and then flying out Monday (EARLY, early, early monday!) I hope I will get enough steps to not hae to be pacing before bedtime each day to get the 5 mile goal.

Hope everyone is staying warm enough, getting to sew or quilt or whatever you choose during the days you can't be out and about. emoticon Eager for Spring!

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This morning before school it was 29 when I walked Kiwi. 35 when I took my students out for recess. They were delighted but surprised we gave them recess. When I saw them shivering, I told them to run and get active. Most of them had a super time outdoors. I walked the perimeter of the playground over and over. So I got my steps, and supervised at the same time.

Great day again. Tomorrow is my last day with these kids. I've made some new friends in 3rd grade. I'll see them again next week bc I'll have them in choir Monday and Tuesday. How sweet is that.

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Enjoy your quilting day. Sorry about the frigid weather, but it's nice you can take advantage of it for some fun in the sewing room.
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Yesterday day and last night freezing rain and sleet. My work place closed due to weather till 10 a.m. Tuesday. Translation free quilting day! emoticon

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Roads are mostly passable if not totally clear. I drove (55 min) to my daughters house to assist with some packing and to deliver things she will borrow for the week after her stuff is all loaded ..hopefully tomorrow. Snow/ice/freezing rain and finally rain predicted to start soon. I came home earlier than I would have liked...but safety first seemed the wiser course. I hope the folks who are lined up to help tomorrow will show up...80% chance of rain...at least it will be above freezing...but still, COLD in the upper 40s. This is why folks don't plan to move in February!!

I love that you are so adventuresome in trying different techniques and patterns. I desire to be, but am so slow to finish things that sometimes I can't even remember what I learned when I started.

DH is doing a fine job of keeping us warm enough. We don't keep the whole house open in cold seasons...so only heat the rooms we use. Much as I hate them, a kerosene heater is a great help when needed.

Hope everyone is making good choices and having a warm and safe weekend (or cool and safe if you are in the heat zones!) emoticon

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New Profile shows rag quilt. It's the chenille effect on the seams and outer edges that make it a rag quilt. All new unwashed material until it was completed. Final steps included clipping the seams and outer edges, and then laundering in a commercial machine twice.

Autumn colors. Not sure where this one will go, but happy to have tried the idea and finished it.

Oh, dear. Sorry to hear about your friend. Glad you are cautious and staying safe. I bet it's hard to keep your house toasty warm with the open planning you enjoy. Keeping winter out must be an adventure.

Sending hugs

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GOOD for you both with the walking regime and the meal planning/preparation for work days ahead.

The temp met but did not beat the standing record for cold for this date in February here...and set a new one...the lowest HIGH temp for this date...I think it was 20 F. It was warmer than that at my house...by about 6 degrees I think. Another cold night ahead and then another storm...snow first, then sleet, then freezing rain and then finally temps above freezing so just rain. My daughter is supposed to be loading (on Saturday)all her belongings into PODS to be shipped to a new home in Denver CO. Temps will be almost 50, but it is to rain all day. That will clear off the ice..we hope.

After the fall I took just over a month ago, I have been more careful than usual about getting out with all the ice cover that remains. Today I made two treks down the driveway (about 1000 steps each time) and it really was fine....I was, of course, cautious. A friend of mine took a terrible fall a few months ago...pulled muscle and ligaments from the bone and required serious surgery and then full leg cast and NO MOVING for weeks. She has healed well, but her daughter took a fall in the parking lot today as she was retrieving a wheelchair for her mother. Nothing broken but some severely wrenched muscles.

As you say, falls can be life changing. I try to be careful...but it doesn't take ice to cause falls. Be wary!

Greetings to everyone. Make good choices. emoticon

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Today I walked 8.73 miles, partially with the dogs, and of course in the mall.

I got my hair washed, cut and styled today I haven't splurged like that in decades. Usually just get a cut, but wanted to see if she could do anything with my fine hair. Very pleased. She cut it differently. It's still extremely short, but she used a flat iron to lift it and tip it into place. Not sure I can do anything close to that, but I have an idea of how to try.

Baked pork chops with a slice of onion over them and then stuffing on that. They turned out tasty, so I have yet another dinner in the freezer now. Feel very good about the dinners frozen ahead for the coming teaching days.

So concerned about your icy conditions. Do be careful. Falls for us now can be life changing.

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Well, our 4 inches of snow by morning turned out to be a day of ice...freezing rain, sleet, and cold...everything was totally coated. It is now Wed night and we are still pretty much iced in. Most schools have closed for the entire week. Tonight we are to set records for cold in Feb.

Jean, happy to hear of your successful endeavor. DO hope to see pix. I keep saying I want to get going on my projects, but I still am just sitting on them. Perhaps tomorrow will be the day that I get going on at least ONE of them!

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Finished sewing and clipping the rag quilt.
Took it to the laundromat and washed it twice and then dried it.
Still lots of threads to trim off, but I like it. If I get it all sorted out, I'll take a photo soon.

Hope you warm up again.

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How wonderful to grow a volunteer tomato. A true gift.

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I think it was 45 last time I checked. Wind is picking up gradually...and we are to have deep (for TN) cold by morning. THEN they are saying we will get snow...up to 4+ inches overnight and into Monday!!! We have a cold week ahead. I washed sheets today and hung them on the line...and while there, noticed large buds on my double bloom daffodils.

Today I picked a beautiful little tomato...and shared it with Hubby for our lunch. At the end of the season as I was cleaning out pots etc, I pulled up a tomato plant volunteer from a planter pot. I stuck it in a plastic jar with only a tiny bit of soil...and gave it water. It has thrived in a window just like that all of late fall and winter. I was very surprised when it bloomed..and even more astonished when a small tomato began to form....and grow...and grow...and finally ripen! It was perfect...and beautiful...and delicious and meaty albeit, only the size of a large cherry tomato. Nice surprise for our winter season!!!

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Spring is getting nearer.

Kiwi, Bella and I had a grand nature walk (3 miles) and met lots of other friendly dogs, cyclers, and walking families. Very enjoyable. I walked the mall for an hour after breakfast this morning and now have over 14,000 steps. Feels gratifying. I'm resting up here while the laundry is running. The day's chores are not over.

Hope our comfortable weather comes to you soon.

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Thanks.

Just have to come down off this exuberance and fall asleep now. 5:30 comes early.

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And you'll be walking, walking, walking..... emoticon

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My new Fitbit One is here and operational. Yeah! Color me Happy, ecstatic, pumped up, thrilled, and all that good stuff.
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Teaching Thursday and Friday.

Have fun today

Hugs for you

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I was good with eating plan at school yesterday. Now to keep up the mental thoughts that get me through for two more days of school this week. Since we don't have desserts at home any longer, the school specialties look very enticing.

Today is sewing and knitting. Again I had a great walk at the mall this morning, and will walk again there after dinner. I'll be thrilled when my new Fitbit One arrives, but in the meantime I am manually entering the steps my current Fitbit One tracks.

I ordered two Word Search books which are supposed to be delivered today. That's great for my down time at school. I have an exceptionally long break once this week when the 5th grade choir does their jump rope for heart charity. I am not a monitor for that, so I'll have great free time to play.

Enjoy exceptional break in our winter weather.

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Just don't let it get to be TOO WHEW! It is terrific that you can DO all the subbing...I am sure the kids love it! Good for your mind and body as well. emoticon

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Called in to teach Tuesday (Today) Had a grand time.

While there got a four day assignment for Feb 24-27,

Already committed for March 2nd and 3rd.

I'll have six teaching days in a row. Whew! emoticon emoticon

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Thanks.

It's really good news for me.

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FANTASTIC about the FitBit!!! Whoo hoo!!!! emoticon

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