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12/21/14 2:04 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so glad you are feeling better. This time of year has been hit really hard here. It about wiped out the little schools.

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

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

Have a blessed day and God Bless YOU

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12/21/14 12:56 P

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

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

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

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

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12/21/14 11:58 A

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

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


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12/15/14 10:02 A

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Thank you, both of you.

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

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

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

Jean from Texas
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12/14/14 10:34 P

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

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

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

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12/14/14 9:57 P

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

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12/14/14 9:44 P

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

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

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

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

Sending hugs.

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12/14/14 2:54 P

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

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

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

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12/14/14 11:00 A

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

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

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

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

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it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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12/14/14 7:55 A

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

Hope you have fun with your family, Jolette!

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12/13/14 10:28 P

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

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

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

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12/10/14 4:57 P

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Thanks.

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

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

Be good to yourselves.

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


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

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



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12/8/14 4:03 P

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

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

Hope everyone is having a good day.

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12/8/14 3:51 P

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

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

Sending hugs to you both


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12/7/14 9:57 P

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

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

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12/7/14 9:27 P

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

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

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

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

Kiwi had a couple of short walks, too.

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings to everyone!

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Sending hugs and good wishes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks again for caring about my slow healing innards. Old age is not for wimps.
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Jolette
So pleased with your weight loss and better health. Thank you for your prayerful concern.

Teaching is fun for me. The kids are great.

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REALLY happy you are feeling better Jolette! And congrats on the 7 lb loss!

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11/30/14 10:57 P

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emoticon I am feeling oh so much better.. I have lost 7 of those putrid pounds that were holding me down. I am breathing easier and have little more energy. God has really blessed me this week. Three celebrations this week that the kids brought to my house so could rejoice in each celebrating.

My grandson, who is 19 had the opportunity to preach two sermons this week and he did so well. I am really proud of him and his drive ad integrity.
:Have a very joyful day. And Jean, I am praying for you too.


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Jolette
Sending hugs and prayers for you and yours today. God bless.

My nausea continues. It has let up a tad, but not gone.

I have accepted a teacher's aide position for tomorrow. I talked to the teacher's aide and her teacher this evening. I know I am not contagious, just not fully myself yet.

I have returned to my daily chores around here. We'll see how the work day goes.

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emoticon Jolette. You certainly are thought of and prayed for among friends.


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Peace! May God walk with you today.

Jean from Texas
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emoticon My heart is tired today and decision time for me. I have decided that I will not go to the hospital today, I am not giving up. but the house is calling my name; I am too tired to go to the dr. today anyway. T;hey haven't returned my call. so I will do the best I can do. I am so sorry to be a downer, I guess I am just stressed.

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My youngest daughter hates cold, too....she is cold INside the house much of the time. Now her husband is changing jobs and they are moving to Denver. Hoping to get house sold, new home purchased and moved by January 1st!!!

Weather here has been mild today...grey and wet though. I am glad I got my first 5000 steps done early (before 7 am) today. Still working on the last 3000 steps incl. lots of stairs. It may be clearing off now...clouds are scudding across the sky. It is windy but it seems the rain has stopped. this is one of those afternoons where you want to nap or just cozy up with a good book...though reading the papers sure made me sleepified!!!

Smells like my bread maker just went into bake cycle. I am making all our bread now using Einkorn flour and/or ancient grains flour...non gmo and not supposed to push up blood sugars. I am so tired of reading lables trying to find wholesome healthy choices.

With lots of folks cooking turkeys this week, be sure to read labels of products you use! I was horrified to discover two standards I have used for years BOTH have High Fructose Corn Syrup...which I am boycotting. So...no more Pepperidge Farm Stuffing mix (not that I use much anyway, but we love it where breadcrumbs are called for (like in meatloaf)). and no Ocean Spray Cranberry. I plan to contact both companies....eventually.

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I am so sorry you still feel ill. I get discouraged when I don't feel up to par. Of course, now every day has some new challenges with this breathing problems, and my heart feels so heavy. Enough. a big storm is coming in with a big blow and the temperature is dropping. More complaining and then I will stop. I hate COLD., there, said and over LOL


Have a joyful day

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Me, too!

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So sorry you are still down for the count, Jean. Hope things perk up soon!!!
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Very happy for you and Arnie. Many blessings wished for both of you as you mark this new milestone.
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Not through this mess yet. I hoped it was over yesterday, but not so. I am still nauseated, and my head ache comes and goes. I couldn't keep ibuprofen down this morning. Didn't expect that at all. I'm not exerting myself, just laying low for another day. I had my flu shot, but. I know the flu shot does not protect us from all strains of flu.

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55 years for you and Arnie on the 26th isn't it? Wishing you JOY as you mark this milestone!!!
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emoticon I hope by now you are feeling better. I just HATE to be inconvenienced by illness. I sure hope you have short bout with the flu.

My anniversary is Wed., or Thurs., my choice. I got married on Thanksgiving but celebrate the day most of the time. It is always a time to rejoice and give more thanks .

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Oh Jean, I am so sorry. I hope you are, indeed, through the worst. Sleep well tonight and hopefully, tomorrow will be better.

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Thanks Asta! It was just the beginning.

Very ill throughout the night and this morning. The nausea and splitting head ache were ferocious. Much, much better now. I got some coke to stay down at 2:00PM this afternoon. I've had some ibuprofen and chicken soup. I think I am through this mess.

No walking or cleaning today. Just huddled under the covers all day.

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I hate the draggy-all-day feeling when you don't sleep. Hope you sleep well tonight and feel great tomorrow!

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I didn't sleep well last night and am feeling a bit under the weather today. I'm ready for bed and will turn in shortly.
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A card just for online use is a very good idea. We used to have a Hubby card and a Wifey (me) card...till Hubby retired. I will have to think about that idea, Jolette.

Sorry to hear your health is not doing well. Hope you find resources that make you feel better. HUGS, my friend.

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That's a great idea. At least in a breach you'll know whether it was an on line purchase or not.

Your work is beautiful. I'm sure your family cherishes your beautiful gifts.

I am so sorry to hear that you are ill here on earth. God bless you as you persevere. Only joy awaits you if He chooses to call you home.

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emoticon emoticon brrr, it is cold here although it is supposed to get warmer this week. I have been staying offline a lot lately. It just seems too hard to keep up, I finally finished up my three pillowcases for the granddaughters. They are really nice, now one to do for ME.

We keep one card for the internet and one we use out of the home. I am trying so hard to keep track of my spending, although spending too much. Amazon is my favorite place in the whole world. I even got my pillowcases from Amazon. (even my toilet paper,lol)

My health is still going down hill, but I look at it as one day closer to visiting my Lord and I will be able to sing songs, all the way through, not part of the song, and no pain. What GLORY is going to be.

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Since I had to start over, I changed to a larger circular needle. It was already apparent that my needle was getting too crowded with the shawl in progress. I didn't have a longer #6 needle, so I went through my needles to find a longer circular needle. I had a regular #9, and a much longer #9, so that solved my dilemma. Since it's a shawl, the size of the garment is not crucial. The pattern called for 320 yards of yarn, and I have 540 yards, so I won't run out.

Problem solved.

It's coming along satisfactorily now.

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Jean, that must have been very upsetting to have the card denied when you were out of the country!!! I alerted Discover when we went to STX and we had no problems. We don't travel all that much anyway, but as you say, things have changed from the days of cash only.

Glad Kiwi is ok...that could have really been trouble. Sorry your project is back to start, though.

Hope everyone is ok. So much crazy weather these days..rain, snow, cold, hot! Good times for quilting!

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A few years back Discover card called us after a person tried to charge over $300.00 in a Toys R Us store. Discover asked us to verify all our recent charges. A $1 on-line charge that went through prompted the attempt at the toy store. Discover caught that one and cancelled our card, but sent a new one in surface mail.

While we were in Paris in 2005 VISA canceled our card when we tried to charge rail fare. We were in serious trouble with that one bc we only had that one card. My brothers were traveling with us and covered our expenses until we could get back to Berlin and a phone that didn't require a credit card to place a call. VISA had failed to put an alert on our card to indicate we were traveling. We were really upset with them and cancelled that account permanently after we returned home. After that I made sure our cards knew we were traveling, and flagged our accounts. I check before we depart bc it was awful to have that happen so far from home.

We, too, have become a part of the cash free society. Quite a change from our younger carefree days.

An incident with Kiwi:
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My darling dachshund got into my knitting while we were grocery shopping after dinner last night. My knitting was on the table next to my chair he cannot get up on, but there was an ottoman close enough to the chair to help him get there. I had a piece of wrapped candy in my knitting bag from teaching that enticed him. When I walked into our living room, the yarn was in a pile in the middle of the floor. I shrieked!

Gracious! I removed the circular needle, and carefully untangled the two yarn ends into separate balls. Then I wound the yarn back onto my swifter and re-wound the yarn.

So today I can start again. Whew!

Have a wonderful fulfilling weekend.
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There were two charges last Dec. both made in Atlantic City NJ. Discover denied the two attempted charges. We went through all the close the account/ issue new one stuff. I don't know if these went through. One was from BestBuy.com...the other, a small charge, from someplace I have never heard of. I am thinking that they probably denied the second charge...but I forgot to ask.

I pay many bills online, use my card for shopping online and in stores, and when we go to restaurants. I use it for groceries and for gas. I earn a percentage back for use. I also end up with a record of where my money is going. I don't think ANY means of paying for things is absolutely safe. Same for any use of electronic communications. All you can do is the best you can, and be alert. It is a big nuisance. At least it hasn't proven to be an identity theft situation (yet)

The first time I heard of anyone's account being stolen was when a friend of mine used her card to pay for a meal at Toot's. She SAW her waiter use his cell phone to take a photo of her credit card! She immediately reported it to the restaurant AND then went home and canceled her card. Skimming at point of sale can happen anywhere....or if someone has access to your card, anyone can take the number and go shopping online. Discover did ask us if anyone had access to our cards AND whether we had the cards in our possession.

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I am so sorry. What a terrible, terrible thing to have happen. Thank goodness the card company will absorb the loss instead of you. Horrible. It's even worse not knowing which place you actually used your card is the one responsible for "selling" your account, or at least not protecting your financial security.

We are fearful of being scammed here, too. Yes, I pay things online, and sweat gumdrops sometimes waiting for the other shoe to fall. I do check our card balances, but still know we can be victims.

Bless you as you do your best to sort things out.

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Credit card hacked again. Last yr, Dec. 25th, we got an early morning phone call asking about two charges...fortunately I knew my last charge had been online the night before..I knew the company and the amts. Long story but the card was canceled and we were given an whole new account.
Fast forward to today. I used the card to buy groceries yesterday. We tried to charge our lunch today and the card was denied. I KNEW it was not for being above our credit limit..we aren't any where NEAR it. Had hubby try his and it also was denied. Called from cell phone immediately. Learned someone tried to?(did?) charge $990 and change to my credit card account...at an online electronics store. I KNOW we didn't make that charge or another $12.00 one at a store I have never heard of.
SO, now I have to learn a NEW card number, set up new passwords etc, notify my automatic charges...and I don't know what else..for the second time in less than a year.

The card company asked if we have the cards in hand..we do. Do we have any idea who might have access to the card. In person...no one. BUT, we use this card constantly so the number could have been lifted ANYwhere...online, at someplace like the grocery or gas station or any of a number of restaurants. What a hassle!!!!


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We've dipped into the 40's here. I'm sneezing my head off.

I had a wonderful productive day with the kindergarteners. Lesson plans were awesome from a very organized veteran teacher. Such a joy to work for her.

Friday I teach music to 3rd - 5th graders. Then I have zero assignments until February 12th & 13th.



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I can see why you would be concerned about all the forgetful episodes. Scary when our minds won't cooperate. I am glad you had helpers that day!!

I am so happy you have a quilting buddy to shop with. The gals I know who are interested in quilting at all are definitely not available to play like that. Oh well. I can't fix that at the moment.

Trying to do some major clean and sort around here...making better storage choices I hope. There is just NO storage in this big old house...and I have been a pack rat for too many years. It hasn't helped that the kids have moved in and out a number of times (all for valid reasons...and all staying longer than expected/intended) AND used us as a storage dump. But truly, it is my own mess I need to work on.

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I see the difference. DIL Delores won a gift certificate and returned and picked out something. Always fun to win something. When we were on the shop hop, I won a tee shirt from a shop when they pulled my name in a draw. We were still in the shop, and I was pleased to get something She loved my tee shirt, and bought one for herself. We wore them for the rest of the shop hop.

Now that we have found a tremendous shop in Blanco, TX. I'm not sure we will shop hop again. It is fun, and inspiring to see new samples hanging in the shops. We enjoy our days together, eating lunch out, and having a girly time. So glad she loves quilting like I do.

Yesterday was grand in the classroom. My air head behavior is disturbing: I must've accidentally knocked my ID badge off when I pulled a heavy sweater over my head at home. I called Joe and he brought it to school during my morning break. In the cafeteria, I left my room key at the cash register, and the clerk brought it to my table. Then I left my phone in the teacher's lounge at the end of the day, so on the way to dinner, he drove me back to get that. So many issues in one short day- - - not tuned in to my surroundings. I wasn't tired, so I have no real excuse for being careless.

I do "lose" things at home and retrace my steps, but it's horribly disturbing to me that I did that at school.

Cool weather is comforting here. Enjoy your sweaters.

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These prize pks come in the mail...nothing to select. With the gift certificates, I have to select.

did you mean SP gave you a not working msg? I had some trouble with another major website earlier this evening. I am guessing that one was for maintenance.

Glad you had a good day at school. I had to pick up 1st grader grandson today. He came in, sat at the table, had his snack and conked out. Slept in the chair for several hrs till his Dad came to get him. I had been afraid Dawson would slide right out of the chair, but he turned himself sideways...and I put a light blanket over him. Then I fixed dinner right there in the kitchen but he never stirred. When his mom works, I get Dawson between 6:10 and 6:30...delivered to my house..and he has breakfast here, then I take him to school, leaving my house at 7:15. No wonder he is so tired after school at the end of the week.

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Tried to reply and got a URL not valid reply. Crazy. Now it works.

My DIL got one after our Blue Bonnet Shop Hop last year. Very nice. Glad you won. Have the best fun picking out new fabric. Woo Hoo!

Good School day for me.

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Just found email notification that I have won a prize pkg from Sept. FabShopHop. It will be approx $25. value...I think Fabric!!! Whoo hoo.

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Investigating a therapy...went to a seminar for thyroid at the request of a friend who won't drive after dark. SHE can't afford the program since it is not covered by insurance. I asked about blood sugars and other things like heart. Today I went to find out more and have preliminary testing. Apparently this is common in Europe but considered pseudo science here. Of course, ANYthing that big-pharma can't control is not real medicine...anything that helps the patient get well does not benefit the insurance industry. So...we shall see if I get any results. I go for the next round of info gathering about my body on Monday. Will keep you posted.

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Off to teach. Several kiddos this week have remarked how really old I am.

I am seriously thinking this will be my last year to sub It's getting more difficult for me to keep the lovelies on task. I knew I would know when it was time to go, and I think the time is ripe.

Frigid weather is on its way apparently. 51 here, with the high in the 60's Feels good, of course.

Stay healthy. Sending hugs.

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Memory lapses Not being able to "find" the word I want to say are frustrating. But essentially I have it together.

I know younger folks have some of those lapses, too, but they bother me more than they did when I was younger.

I am still walking, knitting, quilting, beading, while taking care of our home, yard, meals, dog and bill paying. So I don't beg off on things that keep my mind stimulated.

Thanks for your encouragement. Dementia is downright scary. Hopefully I can avoid that pit of darkness.

Sending hugs,

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Staying so active keeps your mind AND body going. Good job, Jean!!!

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Teaching Wednesday - 1/2 day
Thursday and Friday - full days.

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New profile shows Charlotte, Rudy's owner, and I at quilt show. Charlotte is modeling her new leopard dog walking hat, and I am showing off my new purchase of the colorful silk vest.

Wonderful chilly weather here.

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Fantastic quilt show. Bought new tools, patterns, fabric and yarn. Not a lot, but great inspiration.

We went Wednesday, Thursday and today. Three days in a row, but for us it is over. Great experience.

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Quilt Festival starts Wednesday.
Rudy arrives today to play and stay with Kiwi while Charlotte visits her old neighbor, attends the Quilt Festival Soiree at Julie's house, and shops, drools, and visits at the quilt show.

So happy Charlotte will join us again this year. Her husband's death this Spring has been hard on her, and she's making major adjustments. Financially she's a millionaire, but she's battling Parkinsons and would love to have him around for day to day comfort, and support. Eventually she'll move to California closer to her daughter's family. While she can handle life alone, she'll stay in Texas. She has great neighbors and dear quilting and tennis friends in Canyon Lake.

All is well here.

Time to start my day.
Kiwi is bathed. His day bed and sleep bed are freshly laundered so he'll be an excellent host for his brother.

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Anthony is a whiz kid. He graduated 3rd from the top in high school class of 800. He stepped into Cisco with a starting salary of $85,000 plus bonuses. He was the only white man in a team of 12 Indian fellows, and doesn't make friends easily. He found some folks to do laundry and work out with outside of work, but missed Texas and returned. He immediately found friends in Lockheed International and that was a good fit. But he decided to go for his gaming dream. The money will not be as good anywhere else bc Cisco is a great place for $$$, but happiness and satisfaction make a difference in the quality of life. He did save a ton of money from his Cisco employment, and that is helping him now. He's met a girlfriend from the gaming program, too. Grins.

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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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10/26/14 4:48 P

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Actually, SIL left the gaming industry. He now works for Nissan. He has done a number of other computer related jobs..though I am not sure I could BEGIN to tell you what he did. Each job change has been a move up...and very challenging for him. He, too, went to college for the computer ..gaming I don't know...and apparently he is VERY good at whatever it is that he does.


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10/26/14 4:37 P

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One of our grandsons is currently in Dallas working on his master's degree in gaming. He worked for Cisco (just like his Dad), but was unhappy in California, and left that job to return to Texas and work for Lockheed International. But his dream since 2nd grade was to create computer games. So after using his computer engineering degree from Texas A&M University for two years, he applied and was accepted into the SMU's master in gaming program just this summer. It's extremely difficult to get into, and expensive. (I think it's $120,000 for the two years.) Anthony is paying his own way from savings plus he borrowed money. He told his folks this was the BEST decision he's ever made. When he completes this two year program he will have created (with a team of five students) and sold multiple games. Anthony tried earnestly in California to be hired into a gaming company. He could get to the interview, but the obstacle was that he'd never SOLD a game. He feels he's on the way now to the career he's always wanted.

I bet your SIL is a happy camper to work in the game industry.

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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10/26/14 3:53 P

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When this daughter first married, she moved to Carson City NV where he worked in the business of designing games for Play Station and Play Station 2. I never played them. Eventually...that company folded and they moved to TN. She was happy to be home..we were delighted. Many things have happened over the years here...and now HE is craving the mountains and snow and the sports involved in the Mtn climate. PLUS, he may be able to transfer from his very good job here, to the same very good job there.

Shortly after she married and moved, DH and I moved to the US Virgin Islands to be near my mother in her later years...never dreaming she would be gone two yrs after we arrived and we would move back to TN. During the time we were there, I could get on the computer after lunch and "meet up" with DD on her computer around her breakfast time, thanks to the different time zones. We chatted online every day. The electronic communications kept me at peace with the huge changes we had wrought in our lives. I often reflected on what it must have been like before telegraph, telephone etc Now we are so used to it, we can hardly imagine what it must have been like to wave good-bye never expecting to SEE or talk to your loved ones again. Imagine sailing to the "new world" or leaving on a wagon train to cross the continent.

Since I love the adventure of moving and widening our horizons, I can't hold my young ones from wanting to do the same. Our situation doesn't really permit US to do the same. But, now that we are pet-free (hard on me!) we are free to travel...if I can get Hubby pried loose to go! Their move will entice us to visit.


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I do understand. We have one son who moved back to Michigan several hers ago. Since then his daughter married and has two lovely sons. A son is engaged, and our son has a good career going. So now there is little hope of that family ever joining us in Texas. Life happens. Getting together is tough. Yes, we go there every summer, but our son's family cannot afford to come this way. They all were coming for Megan's wedding, but cancelled their plans when Megan cancelled her wedding. Joe and I have no business trying to bring all nine of them here. We can live, and enjoy some discretionary spending, but cannot be generous in that way.

It's hard when a child moves so far away. You and I know that, but our kids do not seem to understand at first. After a while it sinks in. Career opportunities entice folks to move for their best future. You have to support them in their decision, and not rain on their parade. Just be there for them. Visit when you can swing it, and treasure the years you lived close.

A quilt festival in Colorado would be an awesome time to visit. Think positive.
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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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10/26/14 3:21 P

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My daughter and son-in-law are thinking of moving to Denver CO area...and I checked last night..Denver has a quilt show!!! In April/May. I'd rather have my daughter stay here, though.

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Oh, if we lived closer, we'd have a wonderful time exploring and drooling over the quilts, gadgets, fabrics, yarn and beads.

I love going with my DIL bc she is so excited about everything now that she has the "bug."
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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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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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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.

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


 current weight: 118.5 
 
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