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Monday, June 25, 2007

Well, I will say that Sunday was brutially hot. I just do not trive well in extreme heat. I am not sure what the heat index was for our area of Florida, but it was terrible. We are working outside on the weekends and I am just a whoose.....I have a hard time with extreme heat. In the colder months, I can put on enough clothes to stay warm, but I am afraid it is illegel to take off enough clothes for me to be cool......plus it would scare everyone...

Thank goodness for our customers, they light up my day. We have been at the market for about 3-1/2 years. We took a vacation and have no one who can fill in for us. We were not there for two weekends. We received over 20 telephone calls on the cell inquiring if we were okay and when would we be back. I told hubby, I thought we informed all our regulars we would be gone and we left a big note on the door. Our neighbors also told everyone. It is great to know that people miss you when you are not there.

We have one wonderful lady in her seventies that just comes by and sits down in the chair. She says she just wants to soak up the positive energy that my hubby and I give to everyone. She is so sweet and I know she is very straped for funds, but she will try to figure out what she can afford and it is always in the 1 to 2 dollar range. We decided she would be our special person. We get in a shipment that will have a damaged lotion, shower gel, etc. We have started just asking her if she could use it.. She gets so excited that we would offer it to her.

We see people that have worked hard all their lives and do not have anything to fall back on in retirement. They have very limited SS and usually have to live in substides housing. This lady has outlived her husband and 3 children. She has no one that takes interest in her, but I will say that she is always happy and never complains. I am never sure if we are the only people that really take time to talk with her and show any interest. I become very concerned when she does not come by to say hello.

I am blessed by having a hubby that is sensative to people. He takes his time to dote on her and she just loves it. Sunday he left while she was there and came back with three ice creams. I thought she was going to cry. I know I was about to just seeing the expression on her face.

Well, enough about that....I get to emotional.....I am trying very hard to keep in my calorie range, but I just have a hard time getting enough potien. I can get enough in the colder months, but I just do no want to eat that much in the hot, hot times.

I do not know if anyone else has this problem and how they handle it.
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