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2/3/16 6:34 P

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Moving is so hard today. It's one of those rainy days where I can't seem to wake up! I think I need to challenge myself again. January was not a good month for me.

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1/29/16 4:39 P

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Lessening time spent on SP is sometimes a necessity! Is it more important to walk a mile or spark? I pick the walk. Took me a while to reply back, now, didn't it!

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1/25/16 8:45 P

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Knowing it's been a while since I've posted and am feeling guilty. Did you think I got lost? I've barely been Sparking, which is really amazing when you notice that I've been at the top of the leader board in Spark points. That's just from logging in and reading two or three emails.

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1/3/16 10:43 P

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Justifying your move as saving drive time is reasonable. However, you also get to see your family much more often since you're close, so it's a double-win.

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12/29/15 10:24 P

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Imagining a ten to twelve hour drive for every holiday motivated us to move!

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12/27/15 3:27 P

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Having him close enough to bring the clutter is wonderful, though! :-D

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12/25/15 9:48 P

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Getting rid of the clutter in his bedroom is easy for my grandson. He just brings it to my house.

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12/20/15 11:28 A

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Finding the time to eradicate the clutter is another issue entirely!

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12/16/15 9:11 P

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Eradicating clutter is impossible! Stuff has a way of expanding to fill the space you have.

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12/11/15 2:36 P

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Deciding which old clothes to get rid of is a challenge. I have two closets full, plus an entire dresser. I took one bag to the thrift store last week, yet still have much more culling to do myself!

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12/10/15 4:37 A

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Culling my husband's collection of Kellco shirts is impossible. They're nice polo shirts from where he used to work. He won't let me throw them out. They're 10 to 15 years old. Then again, I noticed as I was folding his laundry yesterday, that the shirts he's been wearing are 20 years old. Sigh. He does have newer cloths, but he keeps these to work around the house in. Sounds valid, except for the fact that he has 25 Kellco shirts and about 30 old "work shirts." Yes, I counted. He removes them from the garbage if I throw them out!

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12/7/15 9:25 A

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Battling yellowed whites in my house isn't a bleach issue. I rarely wash with bleach, since it is such a caustic chemical. Maybe my whites are just too old. :D

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12/5/15 4:45 P

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According to Dan Eisen at tcpalm.com, bleach can yellow whites! I googled it. Neat article from 2007.

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12/3/15 12:34 P

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Yellowing whites all got thrown in the trash last week. Why do some of my white clothes get a yellowish tinge? I've never figured out the cause.

In other news, I'm yelling hoorah that you joined the challenge! I was supposed to tell three people, so I told you and two co-workers. One of them wants to sign up, but not until she moves in two weeks.

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12/3/15 9:25 A

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Walking and strength training--the perfect challenge for me right now. It fits with my December Challenge. Thanks for the suggestion. I checked it out and joined the challenge, too. I won't be doing any lunges, though. I saw them on the calendar. When we get to that day, I'll have to do some alternative exercise, but otherwise it looks good to me!

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12/1/15 9:30 A

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Valuing time with family is priority for you and me!

Maybe you want to try SparkPeople's "Walk This Way" Challenge? I just joined it today. Here's a link: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar
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11/30/15 9:09 P

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Untying my sneakers as I type this. I have got to start walking in the morning!

We were fortunate to be able to retire and move close to our son. It's worked out really well for all of us.

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Taking time with the grandkids is wonderful. Your son & daughter-in-law are lucky you are close and can help out with your grandson!

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11/29/15 12:54 P

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Spending more time with my grandson, is what happens with a four day weekend. His parents work. My son works at a bank and has to do month end accounting and his wife has a jewelry business that keeps her especially busy this time of year.

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Relishing the four-day weekend that Thanksgiving brings. Nice to catch up on chores and even nicer to catch up on reading!

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11/28/15 3:26 P

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Questing for the perfect menu for Christmas Eve. Something that's easy and not too big. I've served pizza before. Tim suggests lasagna. Alex wants chicken nuggets--yuck.

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11/24/15 11:52 A

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Presenting a single gift to cover both Christmas and a Christmastime birthday is unthinkable, yet so many choose to do so.

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11/24/15 7:00 A

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Opening birthday presents on Christmas would be horrible!

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Noting my two daughters were also born in March. However, my younger daughter married a man born in November, then proceeded to have her firstborn also in November. At least we don't have any December birthdays!

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11/20/15 2:31 P

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Mentioning this now, although it's a little late--couldn't you have planned this better? My son was born March 15th and my grandson was born March 14th. See? Easy to remember and not near Christmas. Ha, wouldn't it be nice if you could actually plan that stuff out? And, no, I didn't consider this when I was pregnant and I had absolutely no input on when my grandson was born! But, gee, if you were OCD . . .

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Listening to your theory of buy it early, it is on sale. Great way to handle Christmas. :D I'm still dealing with November birthdays. I'll think about Christmas in December!

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11/19/15 7:59 P

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Knowing it's early for Christmas presents, but I've been playing with my new iPad Air 2 all day! My husband and I buy each other gifts when we find them on sale.

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Jostling about in the back of a truck with a blown tire = no fun!

I planted the seeds from a tomato I enjoyed eating. We'll see if they sprout.

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11/13/15 9:17 A

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Interesting little trip! Now you know how you'll react to a tire blow out. Not something I really want to experience. Did you get your tomatoes in? We're in the process of taking ours out.

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Having an unexpected weekend at home. Was on the way to Las Cruces, NM with my Greyhounds of Fairhaven group, when the truck towing our trailer full of gear had a major tire blow-out. Because we were only about 50 miles into the trip and the nearest tire shop would need almost 2 hours to deal with it; the decision was made to cancel and come back home. While I am saddened to miss the fair we were attending, I still have so much to do at my house, that it isn't altogether a bad thing!

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11/6/15 6:09 P

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Going crazy with the weather here! It's too warm for the heat and too cold for the air conditioning, but too damp not to have something moving the air around. It was supposed to be 79 degrees today, but it only managed to get to 70 degrees. Cold and rainy. I have the air conditioning set to 72 so it will come on. I'm wearing a long sleeved thermal shirt, though. I got cold!

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Feeling tired of ING? I'm going to start an A-Z ending in "ly" thread just for you. :D

Our weather has been perfect. Nice mix of dry and rainy days. Huzzah!

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11/2/15 11:11 P

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Expressing myself using -ing words is making me crazy! Adding an -ly would be nice. Extremely jealous of your weather right now! We've had lots of rain. After a summer of no rain and failed corn crops, the winter wheat is looking good. The fields are starting to green up and look better than they have for months. Usually the corn dries in the field, but this year it rotted in the fields. The stalks were stunted and turned black.

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Deciding to increase the length of my morning walk with the hounds is so much easier when it is 60 degrees! We enjoyed a nice walk of over 2 miles this morning. Loving the walking paths in my new neighborhood. :D

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10/31/15 11:13 P

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Checking out the website. So funny! Hope you had a Happy Halloween! I see your weather has gotten much cooler. Went out earlier. It was 62 degrees and I saw a girl with shearling lined boots. Just not cold enough for that!

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Brimming with excitement over National Cat Day today, one of my friends posted photos of her cats through the years.

There is a National Whatever Day website, right here: www.nationalwhateverday.com/

Hahaha!

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10/28/15 6:50 P

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Appreciating the fact that it's National Chocolate Day! Must celebrate. I think the only chocolate in the house is some mini chocolate chips I keep around for baking for my grandson. Oh, and some cocoa. Sigh. Chocolate caramels would be a better way to celebrate.

Who thinks up all these themed days anyway? Someone, somewhere just arbitrarily decides it's National Whatever Day? Oh, gee, there probably is a National Whatever Day, huh?

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Yearning for another weekend day to sleep in. Yep, I joined you in oversleeping today. For me, it felt great!

Get rid of that darn cold. :D

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10/23/15 8:09 P

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Waking up this morning after ten hours of sleep left me feeling muzzy headed all day! I have a cold--I refuse to call it allergies, even though the doctor says that's what it is. I want it to go away and if it's a cold it will be gone in a week!

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Verifying your current registration status is important in states like Arizona. You're lucky, Linda, that you can register Independent and remain so regardless. Though at least AZ makes it easy to switch up your registration online.

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Undergoing a change in party affiliation is not necessary in North Carolina. If you are registered as an Independent, when you vote in the primary you declare whether you are voting Republican or Democrat. That's it. Whew! So much easier than having to fill out forms and re-register. Plus, after you vote you remain an Independent! Cool, huh?

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Taking your Independent registration into consideration, I wonder this: does your state have open primaries? Arizona does not, so independents & greens who want to support either Bernie or Hillary will have to switch their party affiliation by February.

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Seeing Biden foregoing a presidential campaign this year is a good thing. He's been through a difficult time with his son's passing this year. That, and the fact that he would have to distance himself from the White House, always a difficult task, would have made this a tough campaign. Unless something unforeseen occurs, there are two clear front runners to compete for the primaries. Now let's see if the Republicans can get their act together. (And, please, don't let Donald Trump be one of the choices. I'm registered as an Independent, so when it's time to vote in the primaries, I'll have to decide who needs my vote more.

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Rinsing his hands of the presidential race, Joe Biden announced he will not run.

Love the word calliope, although carousel is also a fun word. :D

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Quitting the race was probably the best thing for Jim Webb to do. Can't imagine what adding Biden would do. Think I'll just sit back and enjoy the show.

Cue the circus calliope music.

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Politicking is an odd spelling. Who would think to add in the 'K'??? Well, Jim Webb is apparently dropping out of the Dem field and considering an Independent run. Looks like Joe Biden might jump into the race. Sheesh. I like Bernie Sanders, because he believes the money we are taxed should be spent for us, not to lower billionaires' & corporations tax bills. Hah! :D

Outbelch? The beer was so good, he outbelched all the other drinkers. Hmmm.

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Overwhelming to choose a candidate at this time! Too many people. I did like Bill Clinton (other than the Monica affair). He has a charisma that draws people in. There are things I like about Hillary, but there are too many trust issues there for me. And while you feel Jim Webb is too Republican, that might just get more conservative voters interested to the point where he could carry the election. But he's not a front runner and I doubt he'll go the distance. Hard to tell what the Republicans are going to do, there are just too many candidates and too many distractions

When I can't think of a word I go to woxicon.com. Did you know that outbelch was a word? I never gave it much thought. Would I want to outbelch someone? Are there belching contests? Sorry, some things just catch my attention and won't let go.

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Nurturing agreement is a critical political skill! I think Bill Clinton was a master at this skill. Unfortunately, I do not believe his wife has the skill. Don't know about Bernie, though with his record number of bills passed, he may do well.

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Managing to get large corporations and billionaires to pay taxes would certainly solve quite a few problems. Unfortunately, government keeps getting bigger. I don't see a revised tax code in the works. Instead of cutting back essential services, the government needs to get rid of waste.

I do like Sanders, I just can't see all those empires, that have been built up in the government, falling, so I'm not sure how effective he would be. Then again, I'm not sure anyone can be effective. I do know that we need to elect someone who is a facilitator. It hurts the country to have so much divisive--the "us against them" attitude just leads to more confrontation.

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Learning where the money will come from to pay for new programs is critical. For example, GE paid zero tax last year (they actually had a refund, so their tax was negative). Sanders wants to make corporations pay their fair share, as they did 30 years ago. If your taxes won't go up, but stay the same or be lower, because the 1% billionaires and the large corporations will have to pay their fare share, would it make a difference in your opinion?

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Knowing that's true. Hate the new healthcare and not too fond of medicare or Social Security (I want my money back) and not impressed with the welfare system at all. However, the public school system is a must, although I'm not willing to help foot the tens of billions of dollars it would cost to pay for free college. Furthermore, tenure needs to be abolished in our school systems.

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Joking aside, you actually are a socialist (grin). You drive on public streets, your kids (probably) went to public school, you pay (or paid) into medicare & social security funds from which you will draw retirement and medical care coverage. Actually, though, that isn't pure socialism, it is democratic socialism. (They are different!)

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Interesting. I used to be a Democrat, but I'm far too liberal to be a Republican. Not sure where that leaves me. Really can't say I'm thrilled with anyone, but Bernie is a Socialist and that's one thing I'm not.

My mother always sends me all this annoying email, that I feel obligated to read because she asks me if I read them (rolling my eyes now). This was in the last one:

"Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers. If you find one, what's your plan?"

Had to laugh.

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Hailing our Dem candidates for remaining civil and issues-focused throughout the debate. I though Chaffee came off poorly; Webb sounded too Repub for me; O'Malley presented well and I learned more about him. Of the two front-runners, I thought my fave, Sanders, performed very well. Hillary was poised through most of the debate, though the fact that she has a vag**a doesn't mean she'll be different than Obama...
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Going to a party with 400 of your unmet closest friends, ha! I love it. Saw the debate. Makes me want to hear from each of them individually, though. I get frustrated with the debates because some of the questions seem to be such a waste of time to me. I did watch it. There were some interesting comments, even some thought provoking ones.

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Finagling a way to leave work early tonight, so I can attend a debate-watch party with 400 of my unmet closest friends (Bernie supporters). In our time-zone, the party starts at 5pm and the debate at 5:30 pm.

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Excusing you from tracking because you've met your goal. Besides, loving Jade and giving her more attention was so much more important.

Unfortunately, I have come to the realization that if I don't track, I don't lose weight. How I hate admitting that.

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Deciding not to track exercise or food is what I did back in July when my sweet Jade was diagnosed. I spent a lot more time cuddling her and took her for extra walks. She felt fine, fortunately and really enjoyed the extra attention. We knew that it would be a sudden or short-term ending and it was.

Haven't gotten back to tracking, though I have records of my exercise (just walks) on my "Map My Fitness" phone app.

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Conceding that tracking nutrition is, at best, an estimate. I remind myself that I must remain flexible and curb my OCD impulses.

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Baffling mathematics the SparkPeople programmers used in the food tracker! How crazy is that? 20% is still 20%, just 20% of one-half instead of 20% of one. (sigh)

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Agreeing, it is funny. And, yes, it's such a relief to be consistent. (Oh, I really must stop!)

Seriously, fiber really isn't an issue for me, it's tracking my nutrition that's so difficult. I hate doing it. When I discovered an issue with tracking vitamins and minerals, I was really disillusioned. If you select 1 cup of milk, then change it to half a cup, the tracker halves the percentages of vitamins and minerals, too. Makes me crazy.

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Yukking it up here, over your comment about remaining consistent. Yes, fiber will certainly help you remain "consistent!"

I like to use ground flax seed in my smoothies for added fiber. Good nutrients, too. If you buy it already ground, refrigerate it though, as it will go rancid.

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Weighing, measuring, and tracking my food again. I joined the fiber challenge so I have to track. It helps me be consistent.

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Verifying you are absolutely correct!

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Understanding what causes a problem doesn't mean that you'll do the necessary things to resolve the problem!

I did reply to this before. I just forgot to POST the message! Ha!

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Tasting certain foods leads me to overeat, sometimes. My not sleeping issue sometimes comes from alcohol. One, only one! drink after 6pm and I will go to sleep like a baby. Until about midnight, that is. Starting around midnight, I then become restless and do not sleep well. Great incentive to cut out around 110 calories...

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Snacking after dinner--OOPS! Must stop immediately or I will be awake all night. How come Tim can eat something and go right to sleep? It's not fair! I've fallen into a pattern of one week of healthy lifestyle, the next week . . .
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Yes, it is fun. Not the eating part . . . the replying to each other's messages.

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Replying to each others "ing" messages is rather fun and requires a certain level of creativity. I love tabbouleh! Yep, odd spelling. :D

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Quenching my thirst with another glass of water. Ah, much better. Tim is making tabbouleh (I didn't know it was spelled like that). I don't know what all he's doing in the kitchen, but it smells good. I'm going to go hunt down some lunch now.

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Picturing Tripel isn't quite as good as actually seeing her. Sorry the link did not work for you. The important fact about Tripel is she is a fantastic fit for Rio and me.

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Opening the facebook page just wasn't going to happen! I can't there from here. Tripel sounds lovely. So glad she's found a home with you and Rio.

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Needing specific characteristics in the hound's personality, I wasn't picky about gender, age, or color. The new hound is six years old, light fawn in color, and female. She's named for an exquisitely delicious Belgian ale: Tripel Karmeliet.

Tripel is doing great and has passed every "are you the right hound" test I've set for her. Good with Rio, walks nicely on the leash, good with children, good in a large group of greyhounds, good with meeting & greeting strangers. Mellow and handles change well. I've notified the adoption group that Tripel will have a permanent home with Rio and me.

I'm pretty sure this link will allow you to see her photos on facebook, even if you are not a facebook user: https://www.facebook.com/julia.sayre
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Making room in your heart for another fur baby is a very loving thing to do. I missed you, but I realized you needed time to grieve. Hope you enjoy the new hound. Can't wait to hear how the trial goes.

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Loving them enough to let them go when the time comes is critical in being a responsible pet owner. As much as it hurt, it was the right choice for Jade. Rio is sad. She wanders through the house, looking in each room, and whining.

We are going to take in a hound tonight as a trial, to see if she's a good match for Rio and me. (We met her and I think there is a good chance she will be.) I wanted to wait longer, yet Rio is so lonely. Every time I adopt, I know the dog will break my heart, yet I still choose to adopt again. The joy they bring me while here makes it so worthwhile.

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Knowing you did the humane thing doesn't make it easier. Sorry for your loss. Some people say there are no animals in heaven. I feel the same way Will Rogers did--I want to go where they (pets) go.

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