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2/23/11 8:15 P

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Ours isn't quite that crazy, thank goodness!

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2/22/11 6:04 P

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From 60s to a snow day and they say the weather changes around here.... emoticon emoticon

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So, after reaching the high 60s to low 70s, the temp dropped and it snowed last night, so I am home with kids for a snow day!

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And now we have sun! I guess we have to take turns.

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It was beautiful yesterday, but today was cold & wet and miserable...
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That sounds lovely for you! We're in the middle of a semi-deep freeze again.

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I'm in Maryland and our forecast is 51 today and 58 tomorrow! I'm excited to get some warmer weather.

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I hope so! It was much much warmer here this week. However, we are in for a bunch more snow tomorrow. *sigh* We might be in for some floods this spring, we've had so much snow.

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It's Spring around the corner again now! I am looking forward to it.

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Sounds good to me, too.

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Sounds good to me...
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Well ladies since it's almost Fall I guess I will start chat board for all. I think we are the only ones who come by and chat so I will try and start another to hopefully get others to join in.

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I met my Sparkbuddy last month while coming home from Chicago. It's nice to have met.

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OH my goodness! You guys might get to meet in 'real life'? How cool! I met a sparkfriend in June. It was very exciting!

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Finally made it home yesterday. Bad weather delayed my flight for about 5 hours. Several before me were canceled, so I wasn't sure what was going to happen.

I have to admit my motivation hasn't been good either. Not being able to walk as much or dance does me in too. Hopefully when school starts I can get a routine going.

I am hoping to be in St Louis the second week in August. Maybe we can meet up then, especially since my hubby won't be along.

Hope you all have a good weekend.
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Hi guys!

I have no motivation either, Cherly. I've gained back a bunch of weight and it's depressing, so then I want to eat more.

Ugh.

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You guys go back in a couple of weeks, huh? I was talking with another teacher here on sparks and she goes back on Monday! She must have had all of June off, I figure.

Sarah is looking very cute. She must be a bit of a terror if she knows she is!
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Boy am I having a hard time staying motivated. I have just been really staying tired all the time with no help from my kids either. I have to get back into the losing game and not gain any of it back. Sam I hope you have a safe trip and some time we are going to have to meet somewhere when your headed to St. Louis. Happy Hump day all.

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I went to Staples today... I am hoping to go to Target tomorrow. I buy all the "bargains", then decide what I want for my classroom. The rest I donate to church for our local food pantry. They give out school supplies to needy families.

I can't believe how fast the summer is going. I went out to school to start unpacking my classroom. I will be at my son's most of next week and want to get to St Louis to visit my mom & brother. If I get time, I will work in my mom's upstairs again.

Well, I want to work on my son's quilt. I only have to bind it and get his coaches signatures to finish it.

Well, I hope everyone's week is starting well.

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Yes they do have Dr. Seuss and I bought some for my sister in law for her class.

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I need to go to Target. I heard they have a lot of Dr Seuss stuff. I also need to get to Staples again this week. I buy all the specials then donate whatever I can't use for my classroom to our Food Bank.

Well, it's well past my bedtime.
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I figure she is already warped by the older two but we will survive. I got alot of their stuff at Target and about have it all done. They are looking forward to going back and hope they get good teachers this year.

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I start back August 16th, the kids start on the 18th. I bought school supplies at Staples. They have some good sales that you may want to check out.

Well, maybe you will be able to get your little one back to normal when the older ones go back to school...

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Boy you got that right. She is really not liking having to mind. We have our little temper tantrums already just like the older kids. Boy am I really in trouble now. She is really a little stink but enjoying every minute of here. I have been trying to get the older two ready for school once again. They start back on the 19th of August. How about you?

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Having a lot of older family members to indulge her doesn't help... emoticon

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Sam she is really rotten now. It's so hard trying to say no to her when she gives you that grin and she has learned how to give kisses as well so I am doomed.

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Your daughter is getting cuter by the day, Cherly

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I am just getting to check back in since my internet went down Sunday morning. They finally got it fixed today after having a major outage that took alot of people down. I hope your week is starting off well and will try and catch up as soon as I can.

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It's been hot here too. I am NOT looking forward to the next electric bill.

I am busily trying to get caught up on all the Spark emails in my gmail account. I was away this weekend, and the hotel didn't have free wifi. I have a rewards card for that hotel, but we were so busy with all the happenings for the wedding that I didn't get a chance to all the front desk to figure it out.

My best friend's son got married this weekend. As David says, I knew him before he was born. My friend had a hospitality room for the out of town guests to visit, and I manned it Friday night and Saturday morning. Then in the afternoon I was responsible for the final set up for the wedding - table place card, escort cards, favors. Yes, I had a lot of help -- I certainly couldn't have done it by myself. But by the end of the night, my knee and ankle were swollen. We left a little early. My hubby was so good to me. He massaged my leg and knee to try to move the fluid out. Luckily, I wasn't responsible for anything after the wedding. Anyway the wedding was beautiful and everything was perfect.

I hope everyone else had a nice weekend too.
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Here's hoping ...

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The humidity here can really be awful here CJ and wish some days we could move somewhere that it's not so bad but I don't see that happening anytime soon. The humidity here is supposed to drop after a cold front goes through so waiting patiently on the front to hit.

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What good news about the one sister in law! I hope the news is as good for the other one!

Yeah. My one friend who lost a son when he was 10 said her children never really squabbled after he passed away. She said it was eerie and she realized that it was not normal. The little fights and annoyances were a normal part of sibling growth. I try and remember that when mine fight!

The humidity must really change your ability to move and get things done outside, Cherly!

I know I am thankful to be blessed to live in a place that even when there is heat, there is not much humidity usually. We get a 'dry heat' most of the time.

DH and I must sort our pictures on the computer now - we still haven't finished sorting out the ones from last summer and we are about to go away again for this year's trip!
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What fantastic news for you sister in law. Hopefully the other one will get good news too.

Fighting just seems to be par for the course with siblings. At least years alter my brother and I no longer fight.

I know weather really makes a difference with body aches. It did for my knees.

I hope to be able to clean up my flower beds soon. I think I ma going to put down rock, so I don't have to mulch every year. Spring is always my busy time at school, so I don't get outside much.

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One sister in law test came back negative for cancer and this is the sister in law that's had breast cancer before so we are so thankful. The other one will get her results on Monday but doctor thinks the calcium deposits are building in the arteries so that might mean blockage but no cancer but Monday will tell us the answers. We are having rain showers going around us now and hope for a little less humidity. The aches and pains are still with me though and not for sure why. I just take things a day at a time and see what the day brings me. CJ my two have their days with their fighting as well but maybe I am just dealing with it better. Pruning bushes and weeding CJ, man what a calorie burner. I have a hard time getting out and doing anything around here with the humidity so I pretty much sit inside with the AC. Well off to tend to Sarah.

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Ugh. I hate it when it is muggy. I prefer when the rain washes away all the humidity, not makes it worse!

Oh well. I'm sure it will dry up soon.

I was just out for a couple of hours pruning bushes and weeding the gardens.

We've unpacked from our short trip to the beach for the past two days. This coming Sunday we head out camping. It should be fun!

Glad your visit was good, Sam, and that your knee is doing well.

Any word from the tests, Cherly?
My father sees the hematologist tomorrow. We're hoping the doc will rule out cancer in his bone marrow. His mother died from that when my father was in his early 20s, before he married my mom. I never got to meet my grandmother!

Cherly - sorry to hear that you have aches and pains. Not fun at all! But glad Christopher is not acting up as much as before. My younger two have just been acting silly together and then, of course, my youngest gets hurt because they're fooling around too much! *sigh* I tell them to stop fooling around and they reply, "But we're just playing, Mom. What's the big deal?" The big deal is, someone always gets hurt and then they fuss for a while.

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So glad that your weekend went well Sam. We got us a good shower this afternoon to help with the dust but boy did it make it muggy and steamy.

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We will be praying for your sister in laws tomorrow. I hope they both get good news.

I am glad that Christopher is doing better.

My weekend was good. It was nice to spend time with my brother in laws and 2 of the 3 sister in laws... Although I had no words with her, she ambushed my one brother in law. It's all about her - you know the type. Anyway next year is our year to organize and it will be at my son;s in Virginia Beach, so I am happy.

My knee is still swollen and stiff, but doesn't hurt and I can walk without any real problems. I know it will get better. My nephew, a physical therapist, was impressed with my surgeon's and therapist's explanations of my care and follow up.

I hope everyone is having a good week.

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CJ both sister in lawa go tomorrow to have test run to see if it's cancerous or not. The oldest one has had breast cancer before and beat it so she is optimistic but the other sister is already seeing herself doing chemo and not for sure yet if its cancer. I'm praying that both will get good reports back and nothing will be there. Christopher is doing better now I think but still has some moments. I have been really battling still with muscles aches and haven't got any workouts done but I have been doing some major house cleaning and moving things around so I have been getting some exercise in. Glad to have you back with us CJ. Sam, how was your weekend away from home? I hope your doing well and the knee is getting better. FRANCESCA how are things going for you? Well off to do some house work and take care girls.

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Hi everyone! I miss all of you dreadfully! I finally have a new monitor, so can catch up with all of my sparkfriends!

Cherly - I'm sorry to hear that your sisters-in-law have breast lumps. have you heard any news from them? Have they had any tests? My good friend found a lump as well. She is the age when her mother found a breast lump (and she subsequently died from breast cancer, so my friend is understandably very worried). She is nursing her baby right now and she is sure hoping it is breastfeeding related (milk-filled cyst, infection in the ducts, etc.) instead of a cancerous tumour.

I'm sorry to hear that your son is giving you grief as well. I sure know what that is like. My son is responsible for quite a few of my gray hairs!

Wagon rides. I remember taking my kids for those. What fun!


Sam - I hear you about looking at all the things that need to be done! It is frustrating!

Cool comforter!

FRANCESCA - two students getting engaged. Woo-hoo! *hums 'Matchmaker matchmaker' song from Fiddler on the Roof*

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I am sorry that you have been having so many aches and pains. My mother always tells me Getting old isn't for whimps. I'm sure picking up and carrying Sarah isn't helping your shoulder. For awhile my shoulder was bothering me too, I realized it was the bag of papers I was taking home each night... It throws your whole balance off and makes everything ache. If you're having knee problems that surely has to affect your thighs... Can you exercise at all in a pool? Pull Sarah around in an inflatable ring with swimmies on?

Walking in my friend's pool is something I look forward to doing to strengthen my knee. I should be able to do that next week. It really is harder to walk in water, since you have more resistance. But it is so much easier on your joints.

I am currently in a hotel room hearing the people above me jumping around or whatever. I called the front desk, since it is after 10:30. That is the first time I have done that. I sometimes can't believe how rude people can be. Of course it didn't get any better.

We are away from home for the annual brothers' July 4th get together. My husband's brothers have been getting together every July 4th, since 1976. There have always been at least 3 of the 4 brothers present. My husband hasn't missed one yet. It is the one time a year that they get together. We see one of his other brothers after Thanksgiving, but rarely do we see the others. So this is a special time for him.

I hope everyone has a pleasant weekend.
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Boy I have been having a hard time going these past couple of weeks. I have messed up my right shoulder somehow and can't hardly mess with Sarah with it and also some muscle aches and pains in the knees and thighs as well. I hope this gets better soon and been afraid to do much of workouts because when I did them it seemed to get worse so slowing down some. Well it's Friday all and getting ready for another long weekend here with visiting places. I wish you all a Happy 4th of July and Happy Canada Day to you as well CJ. Have a good weekend all!!

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Best of luck to them. Sam I dropped by and seen the quilt. You have done a great job on it and lots of work. I can't keep Sarah out of things I do now and know it I started something like that she would be right in the middle of it. I would love to take parts of her different baby blankets and clothes and piece them for her. Yesterday there was alot less humidity here so I was able to get Sarah out and go for a tide in her new wagon she got for her birthday. She loved it and I got some walking in as well. Today it's supposed to be the same with some wind from the north so that will be great for us. CJ what are you up to this week?

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I am going with my dh to an engagement celebtration on Saturday. Two of my students are getting engaged with a bit of help from yours truly. They are a great couple and they complement eachother in a big way. So its all very exciting and very romantic.

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I posted pictures of my comforter on my blog.
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It seems boys can either be hard or easy or both, but not a lot of in between, at least in the classroom. I am thinking of you. Yes, constant conflict drains you. Hopefully, it will get better soon.

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No big plans here Sam. Dealing with the son issue again and getting him into line. For me this boy is a workout every day. Stress is awful for me right now but managing. It was a little cooler around here yesterday and got some more rain so that felt good at least. Have a safe trip and hope it helps with the cabin fever.

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I hope you are all doing better this week.

My knee is doing better. I'm getting tired of looking around the house at things that need to be done. Oh well, they will still be there later. I guess the major reason this is frustrating is, because summer is my time to do all this stuff. Oh well.

We are headed to Chicago on Thursday to visit with Tim's brothers.

Do you all have plans for the weekend?

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Hello girls and Sam glad you doing better. I have been doing ok but staying tired. I hope this week things can settle down for me and get back into the groove. I have been covered up with things to do and hopefully this week I can slow down and relax. I also ask you for your prays for my sister in laws. I have two that have found lumps on their breast and going for biopsies to rule out cancer. Take care and will check in tomorrow.

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Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good weekend.

My blood pressure is doing good now. My doctor upped one of my meds, and it seems to have kicked in. My BP is lower than ever.

My son gave my husband Netflix for Father's Day. It's been nice having extra tv choices while I'm off my feet.

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Big emoticon to you, Cherly. That sounds tough to deal with. I wish I had some suggestions for you.

And all the best with your recovery, Sam. Glad it went well. Bit scary about the blood pressure. Hope that's under control now.

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The hardest thing for me Sam is trying to keep up with it all. My older two kids will not help me enough to keep my house cleaned up or pacify their sister so I can get it cleaned up. My hubby thinks doing some laundry or dishes two or three times per week is all he should have to do. It's hard enough to get him to watch Sarah for me where I can cook supper. I can't get him to do some of the chores like fixing a leaky faucet or just keeping a check on the vehicles for like oil or washer liquid. It's always me doing it all and I just get fed up some days like today when my son wants to pick a fight with his sister every few minutes then when you ask him to do things you get the same treatment your husband gives you when you ask him to do things. It is just one of those days for me.

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Cherly,

I will keep you in my prayers. Having a young one makes it difficult for you to give yourslef the time you need.

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Glad your doing well Sam and wish you a speedy recovery. I am going through a rough spell right now with my life so just pray things will get better. Take care all.

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I am doing fine. I am being really good - keeping it iced, keeping it elevated, and staying off it. No pain yet...

They did have trouble getting my BP down after surgery. Oh well my body does not deal well with stress!

Thank you for all your well wishes.

Hope everyone's week started well.
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It is so hard to realize that she is already 1. You're right you will feel better when less stressed.

My BP was up at the doctor's this morning. She upped one of my meds. I know it is partially because I am stressed about Monday. I am trying not to worry to much, but I am a worrier...

I have one section - the middle - of the quilt/comforter sewn together. So far so good. I am waiting on 2 t-shirts that my son is sending me from Virginia. I told him I needed something from his college swim days. When I finish this I will take it to his coach and have her sign it. She is a friend of mine. He swam for her for 12 years, plus took swim lessons from her when he was just 3years old. I know it will mean a lot to have something from her on the quilt.

Ours will be busy. We are going to a wedding tomorrow. Sunday we will be meeting my friend's family for lunch to celebrate Father's Day. We have been adopted into their family!!!

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. Enjoy the birthday party and those special fathers in our lives.

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I have seen those Sam and love them. Well Sarah is one today and can't believe how my time has flown. I am off to the doctor with her for shots then getting ready for her birthday party tomorrow. I know there will be no weight loss this week either because with all the stress of getting her party done my IBS is really acting up along with several muscle aches. Next week though I can settle down and get back into the game.

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String tied is more like a comforter. You don;t actually quilt it, you keep it together by tying string (I use embroidery floss) through the layers. So it leaves little tufts of string on the quilt.

Headed to the doctor for my check up.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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What a great idea for a quilt! My mother and aunt are into quilting as well. What is a 'string tied quilt'?

My chiropractor told me the same thing. It is better to standing and walking than sitting.

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I hope you have a better time too. I didn't know that an epidural could cause back problems. I guess anytime you put needles into a sensitive area, it can cause problems.

My back has gotten much better. I have been very careful about not sitting much that always makes it worse. A chiropractor told me that sitting is not good for your back. I probably have some arthritis in it too.

I am taking a class this summer on Creativity. We have to do our own project. I have decided to finally make a quilt/comforter out of my son's swim t-shirts. I found a tie-dyed flannelette in blue that looks like water for the back. (Of course I had tot special order it, because they didn't have enough at the store.) It will be a string-tied quilt. Anyway, I have the center column about finished. So far so good. I'll be sure to post a picture when I finally get it done.

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I hope it gets better as you get healthier!

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It's hard for me to get up most mornings. My pain is mostly where the epidurals went in when I had each child and since having Sarah it's acting up once again. I hope losing the weight will settle it down but not for sure if arthritis has not set in there now. Ready for it to settle down that's for sure and not bad at all during the winter months. It really bothers me with laying down every night. Well I think I will head back to bed since I had to get up and check in hubby's check so talk to you all a little later.

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Take care of those backs, ladies. Ouch. I threw my back out badly once. ONCE. That was enough to understand the misery it can cause at times! My friend's husband had to literally fireman carry me into their home, I could not walk a step!

I bet it's worse with the humidity, huh?

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I hope your weather settles down Sam and stay safe. My back is acting up quite a bit with me as well. I got my yard mowed this morning so doing well.

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Well, I've been sidelined - my back is really stiff. I'm not getting anything done...bummer.

I've been good about taking care of my back today - no sitting - vertical or horizontal only.

We have severe thunderstorm warnings again this evening.

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I have always been a winter person myself because of my asthma and it's so much easier for me to breath in winter than in summer. I got out around 8 this morning and started in on my yard while the kids slept. By that time the temp was already in the upper 80's and not taking long for it to get real hot. YIKES!!

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Keep going with all those things to do, Sam!

I am not ready for snow either! I do hate humidity, but will probably take it over snow any day. I do like it better than rain, though, I have to say. We had rain for about 10 days straight, off and on. I was getting annoyed! We're supposed to be one of the sunniest places in North America, and we weren't seeing it at all. As one guy said on Saturday when the sky brightened momentarily and he was asked what that spherical thing was in the sky - "the Moon!"

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