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emoticon BUT IT IS CONTINUED IN the thread titled 2015 A FINE TUNING CHAT

PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE

The thread had gotten very long and needed to be restarted the chat thread a lot of us post to is now called

************* 2015 A Fine Tuning Chat **********

TEAM: 50+ Members WITH 10-24 POUNDS TO LOSE
FORUM: General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC: 2015 A Fine Tuning Chat

It is ALWAYS the top topic.

Thank you for your patience SUNNYBEACHGIRL aka MaryAnn

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Dale,

I never joined the Fine Tuning thread. I was just on the regular one. This new thread does not feel like 'home' and I can't seem to get used to it.

On my way to a meeting so I won't be back (somewhere) until later on this afternoon.

Thanks for whatever it is that you are trying to do.

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Thread is closed. Most everyone moved on...
emoticon HEY THERE FINE TUNERS WHO NEEDED HELP OFF THIS THREAD TO THE NEW ONE:
We have a team home page for the 50+

Have you not ever clicked onto your TEAMS to get the home page open? It's where all the different threads for this particular team are listed and they are even broken down in category headings. Look for your Team Home Page when you're finished here.

I did not make a link two days before New Year but I tried. I went on vacation for several days once it became New Years Eve.

The other thread is simply the first one. It is simply titled

"2015 Fine Tuning Chat"

It is the first option on the page full of different thread titles.

I never meant to make it hard for any of you. I changed three different threads on my two teams that day in order to be of service. I ran out of hours in that day to figure out how to link one set so the other two did not get linked.

I'll try to figure this one out HERE NOW. Hope this ends the old thread and you all go to the 2015 Chat. It shows up below my signature. Please help me help you.
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I am here, last night we had prayers.....54 day Novena and, had Rosca de Reyes..
nice to gather with friends for the Epiphany..

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Cold here in the morning, yesterday I went walking outside... emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
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Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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I think the problem may have been letting the thread run too long. We used to have it reset every month. Then they stopped doing that. I'd like to see it go back to starting it new each month.

Thank you again Bonnie for setting this up. I was really trying not to be as displeased as I was, but it got worse as the day went on. If someone is going to change something, please give us the information we need. Ok, nuff.

Hope everyone has a lovely day --- going walking in a few minutes. Our cold spell is here and tonight and tomorrow are going to be ugly. Not as bad as you Sparklers up North, but for us really cold. Blessings, Sammi

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emoticon ! emoticon !!!! BONNIE I don'T know anything about starting anew one. I thought the other one that I was on was the new one of this one! If eveyrone stays with this one, I will too!

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emoticon Bonnie,

I don't know anything about how to start a new one either. Thanks for whatever you can do.

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I am restarting this thread as there has been some confusion about the new thread. Sorry for the hassle.

I can see some of you are unhappy to not have this thread, and I do not know how to set up a new thread, so we are going to go back to this one until we can get the new one set up for the next year or I can figure it all out. LOL

I am very computer illiterate, so please bear with me until I can get it figured out.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 to all of you, and let's try to get back together!

Have had quite a bit going on, so have not been on the site as much, so am glad to get back to you all.

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OUR THREAD FOR CHATTING IN 2015 NEW YEAR IS

ALREADY SET UP AND WAITING FOR YOU TO MOVE

OVER THERE. GO ON OUR 50+ TEAM HOME PAGE

and you will see it's set up for you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
in loving service,
Dale

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Happy New Year Eliza!

It has dropped to 23F now at just after 7"30 am. Not planning on going out today.

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22 degrees outside, yesterday visited Mom and she was exercising.. emoticon
I am not going anywhere today! emoticon my dog needs a sweater.. emoticon

Happy New Year Michele...how is the puzzle going? emoticon

Hope you all are safe and warm but, if you can do a video to keep moving..

emoticon Hugs to all......good luck with your plans.. emoticon

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Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Happy New Year Michele!

Happy New Year's Eve everyone else! I just watched Australia welcome in the New Year. Just sitting here drinking my coffee and watching the news. It is 25F again this morning. 70 F in my apartment but have turned on my little heater to take the chill off. I never run it at night or when I leave my apartment.

Bonnie,

I hope Scott doesn't run into any trouble with your bathroom. I know how things can go wrong quickly when remodeling. You will get your steps in going up and down the stairs.

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Good Morning Sparklers --- I believe I read all the posts --- didn't realize it had been so long since my last visit. Behaving myself, a few goodies, but considering all the goodies everywhere, not bad. Will wait til after the new year to step on the scale.

Michele, a scarf around your neck can really help. I've been wearing one recently when we've had a cold spell.

Nancy, welcome -- my hubby and I were in Scottsdale for 19 years before moving to Florida. I miss my friends and some of the nice restaurants, but not the heat.

Dale, yes, do make decisions that will make you happy too.

Bonnie, much good luck with your play!

Brenda, love your stories. I drink green tea with jasmine and a little honey.

Have to run, time to go walking. Happy New Year my Sparkling Friends, Sammi emoticon

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Okay, I just posted & it looks like Greek! What in the world is going on with my computer?!!

I will try again:

BONNIE enjoy your party.

NANCY I live in Yokohama, the cith next to Tokyo. Normally we don't get a lot of snow but last year we had 2 major snowstorms (minor snow by Michigan standards) so it paralyzed the entire area!

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BONNIE enjoy your party.I do not drink, either.

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SUNNY

Have a great trip and a lovely visit. Happy New Year!

CATHY

Glad you are coming along. Stick to your guns. The others can do the work this time as you need to be resting and enjoying the time with them.

JOE

You are a very busy guy these days. I know it is difficult what you are going through with your mom, but it has certainly given you purpose. God Bless

BRENDA

Thanks so much for supporting me. About the snow and cold, from your mouth to God's ears.

Enjoy whatever you want of the festivities.

I am going to my friends Laura and Derek's house for New Year's eve. We are all invited to stay over night. I will probably not drink enough to stay, but we will see. Tonight we went out after rehearsal for Derek's birthday.

Scott has my bathroom all torn apart, but of course there are issues, so tonight I have no toilet.

That's ok, will just go upstairs to use his. He should have it done sometime tomorrow. We all know that home improvement jobs never go as we would like! LOL

Will just be glad to have a nicely painted room, new toilet, and sink, it is a 1/2 bath, and new fixtures and a new floor. Worth waiting for.

DALE
I know you will make the right decision if you make the one that is best for you. It is a time in your life when you really need to think of you first. God Bless dear and make the one that makes you happy.

NANCY

You are right, it is a lot of work, and some frustration, but it generally works out in the end. My lead actress is having so much trouble with her lines, not generally such a problem, but her situation has been difficult, and she is in every single scene of the show.

I am hoping that she has time to come to my house tomorrow or Thursday so we can concentrate on her getting them down. Friday is my last rehearsal, and next week is the week they add the technical aspects of the show, so after Friday she is on her own. Fingers crossed. I want it to be a good show, the potential is there.

How terrible that your husband had that accident with the drunk driver and did such damage to his foot. I don't blame you for staying home.

Enjoy your day tomorrow, and whatever you decide to do tomorrow night.

God Bless all


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Michele – When we think of Japan, we usually do not think of snow. Do you get it often? I lived in Okinawa as a child (8 or 9 years old I think) and all I remember of the weather was the rain and the typhoons.

Bonnie – I used to be involved with the Thespians in High School – so long ago, and with church productions. I know how much work that is! Your nieces are twins, and they each have 2 kids - an 11 year old and an 8 year old each? Did they plan that?

Sunny – Have a nice visit - I hope you have good weather!

Cathy – Your surgery sounds uncomfortable. I hope you heal quickly! Enjoy the late Christmas and the concert!

Joe – I don’t blame you for not flying right now. Even though the US planes are probably in better shape than those of many countries, Singapore has really had some bad luck lately! I hope your fruit cakes are OK.

Dale – I hope you can make the right choice on where to be. Being “new” here, I am not sure what the story is with Scott, but choosing between a beach house and Montreal…decisions, decisions! Drink lots of water with lemon after your dinner out.

Brenda – the party downstairs might be fun. We used to do puzzles while we were waiting for midnight.

We are not party animals either. We may walk next door if invited or stay home. We usually do not do much on New Year’s. Quite a while back (could it really be 19 years?) a few years before we got married, my husband broadsided a drunk who turned left right into his path. The engine in my husband’s car came through the firewall and broke all the bones in his foot. It was 1 in the afternoon on a clear, sunny day. So we stay home now. There are too many others like that out there! So stay safe, all!


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DALE & BRENDA yes, Australia is the very first country in the world to welcome in the new year. Japan, being 1 hour behind Austraila, is #2. After that, I don't know, either.

Happy new year!

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Dale,

I am going to stay home and watch the New Year come in all over the world. Australia is first, then Japan and I don't know any further than that. There is going to be a party downstairs around 8 and people will be playing cards and board games. At least that's the plan. Many here go to bed very early. I don't play games or eat that late. I will make an appearance for a little while.

Good luck making the right choice for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday DEC 30th 2014: 150.0
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I'M RELUCTANT TO TAKE 4 DAYS TO SIT AROUND THE BEACH HOUSE WITH SCOTT.
I'M ALSO NOT CLEAR IF THE WEEK TO FRIENDS IN MONTREAL IS RIGHT FOR ME.

Good afternoon. Tomorrow is New Year's Eve and at this unusual time I have CHOICES.
My son and GF are also going to be moving themselves back into the city finally at this time.

EASY DOES IT DALE emoticon Have that second cupa' java and some brunch food.
This evening we have dinner plans out, and yet I want that scale to be under 150 for 2015 right from the start! Conflicts in my brain doubting my ability to take proper care of myself and also go do things to please others and be merry.

I was clear and able to choose a very light salad last night while friend Maria and I visited together, but I then I worried for 2 hours in the middle of the night about my To Do List getting flushed out and then done. (A little anxiety here, ya think?)

HAPPY NEW YEAR -- IN 36 HOURS FROM NOW!

MARYANN,
SAFE TRAVELS.

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The 50+ FINE TUNING CHAT for 2015 is available for you
to use in 36 hours, come NEW YEAR'S EVE AND DAY.

I also posted the 2015 thread titled: "YOUR FINE TUNING CHALLENGE"

Please use our 50+ Team home page to get on the new threads for 2015, and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

It is 25F outside this morning , windchill 19F, 70F in my apartment with no heat turned on so I slept really good last night. Living on the 3rd floor, the heat rises so my light bills stay very low. Last year the manager put a lock box over the thermostat downstairs in the first floor lobby because someone kept turning the heat up to 90 and us upper floors got too hot and opened windows. It is more comfortable now.

Alma's sister stopped by yesterday to clean out her refrigerator. Her hip was not actually broken, the hip ball was cracked so the surgeon put in three Titanium rods and she has been walking with a walker. She will go to a rehab home for a month or so before she will be able to come back home. She keeps saying she will go to her sister's house but that will not happen. Alma is 81 and her sister is 85 and caring for her sick husband, Alma is an old maid, German heritage and very difficult at times.

Residents have been taking care of Alma's cat, Silver Star, and buying food. She is from England, half Burmese and half Mink, very beautiful. Maria and Virginia were both feeding Star because one didn't know the other was doing it. Now they have it worked out. We have had to leave her door unlocked because of the cat.

Michele,

I hope you have a warm hat and gloves. I have always heard that heat escapes from the top of your head so try that and see if you stay warmer. Good that you have your mom's fur coat. I can't imagine having to wear one inside. Do you have thermal underwear? I still have mine that I wore when I was working and it kept me very toasty outside.

Have you ever looked into ski clothing? They have a big selection that are not bulky, are lightweight and they also keep the body dry. Of course, the cost is probably pretty high. But it might be worth looking into.

Bonnie,

I am so glad you got back to the theater and are doing what you love. Hoping you don't get any snow. Weather is getting crazy all over. So far our snow is staying in the mountains.

Have a good day everyone.

Brenda

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Hi All: I hope all your efforts and family visits turn out well.

I made another fruit cake lasts night, well 3 little ones in bread pans. I took 40 minutes off the bake time but this was still too long. The cakes are a little dry. Because the cakes dont rise (I now know this) I will use 2 pans and fill them near the rim next time keeping the cook time at 2hrs 10 minutes at 250 degrees. Parchment paper worked great. The cakes litterally fell out of the pans and kept anything from sticking.

I am not flying anywhere near Singapore any time in the near future. Not that I fly anyway, anywhere.

Its time to eat less cake and candy to make up for christmas celebrating.

visitors today, doctor appt, cleaning, cooking, trash out, leaves raked, bills, walking mom, exercises.

Joe. to all a good day. ?Why can't we have christmas spirit all year long?


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Good morning everyone. Healing is going well Bonnie. I've been laying around a lot simply because it's much easier to lay than to sit.

Our daughter and her family are coming late tomorrow night. We will have a family dinner on the first, gift exchange on the 2nd, practice on the third, and a family concert on the 4th. I'm not sure how involved I will be. I do know that I'm not cooking.

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Put the Christmas stuff away. The car is packed so we leave early tomorrow to visit DD and GS.

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MICHELE

Keep warm sweetie. I think you need fur gloves as well. LOL

NANCY

Welcome

Stop and enjoy our company time. We will be glad to have you. I am 65 and have been retired since June 1, 2004. I retired to babysit for my twin nieces and their husbands. They each have two children, 11, and 8 years old. They are all in school now,and I am needed less.

I am back working with community theater, my passion. Am enjoying it greatly.

I have had quite a few physical issues, 4 level fusion in my lumbar region in 2011, total knee replacements in 2013

Doing much better, and being grateful that I am better and able to do more.

Have a great Tuesday my friends. WIll have Gracee and Ellee tomorrow all day, and then rehearsal in the evening. My last rehearsal is on Friday, then Laurie takes over, and I am officially done. Will have one line rehearsal on 1 14, 2015 to keep my actors on their toes.

Am looking forward to NOT looking at the book for lines, and blocking, and being able to SEE what is happening on stage. Think we are going to have a really good show.

God Bless my friends.



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NANCY emoticon !! This is a great group of Sparklers here! i am also 54 (turned 54 on the 18th of this month) I have 3 k ids, all adults, one married. I am originally from the Detroit area,have been living in Yokohama Japan for 29 years now. My life has been one big adventure ever since! Tell us more about you, & post often & we'll get to know you better. As for the weight------ emoticon in 2015. I am going to reach my goal!

My hands are freezing right about now as we've no central heating in our homes. I am never used to the freezing house, so I am wearing mom's fur coat that she gaveme a couple of years ago!

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Hi, Team! I have been a member for a while now, but have not been active here. I was on a few other teams, one of which I had to leave because it was a challenge team that was too confusing for me. I am too OCD for a team like that! Anyway, I hope to be more active here.

I am 54 (55 in march) and live in Glendale, AZ (outside of Phoenix). I am married, with one adult daughter and two grandkids living in Michigan. I really need to get the weight moving and increase the health and stamina. I have been on a plateau for way too long!

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The 50+ FINE TUNING CHAT for 2015 is available for you
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I will also post a new thread titled: YOUR FINE TUNING CHALLENGE

I am working on the links but unsuccessfully. Please just use our 50+ Team home page to see new threads added for 2015, and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

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CATHY

Hope your recovery is going well.

ELIZA

recycling Christmas cards and planning your design for next year sounds like a fun project.

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Black eyed peas are supposed to be good luck for the new year, if you eat them on New Years Day. Also pork and sauerkraut, pretty sure that one is a German tradition.

Scott is going to put a new toilet, sink and floor in my bathroom, and new fixtures. The toilet is 2 1/3 inches taller than my current one, so that will be good. If all goes well, he will do it tomorrow while I am babysitting. My bathroom on the first floor is very small. As long as he doesn't have any plumbing, which I don't think he will, he should be able to get it done in one day. At least the floor, the painting, the toilet and the sink. Fingers crossed.

Rehearsal tonight, babysitting tomorrow and rehearsal in the evening. Have my last rehearsal on Friday, then Laurie will take over and I am done. I enjoyed it, but am ready to be done. Good timing.

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Blackeyed peas, yum! They are also called Blackeyed Susan's.

I have some of them. I think I will make a pot of them for New Years too.

Michele,

They are the easiest things to make. I like to cook the dried peas. Actually, it is a Southern dish. They may not have them in Japan. They also come in a can. You cook the dried peas with onions and a ham hock and bake a pan of cornbread. Nothing better than a hot bowl on a cold winter night. The peas are shaped like a bean and they have a black spot on them,hence, the eye.

It is 37 F this morning at 5:30. We may get a little snow in the lowlands. I should probably go to the store and get some milk and salad fixings

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Eliza a good idea! how do you make black eye peas?

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I spent the day reading Christmas cards and, going to recycle them, I hope to make
cards using stamps this coming year..stampin with rubber stamps. Almost a new year, I want to make black eye peas..
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BONNIE & CATHY glad you are both better.

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The problem I had could be caused by many different things including; Age, childbirth (I had four. Multiple births can really cause problem. Mine were single births.), Genetics, Obesity, Chronic Constipation, and past surgeries (such as a hysterectomy). There are four stages to the problem; I was at four. If you want more information private message me.

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MARY ANN

Thanks so much for the Goodies and good thoughts.

MICHELE

Hope you are home, warm and dry by now. Burr.

I don't think I actually had a bug. If so it was a weak one. I think it might have been something I ate. I was only sick overnight on Friday to Sat morning.

Did not go to the party yesterday to be safe not to give it to others, but went to the party today. Had a nice time.

Scott and Melanie are fixing dinner in the kitchen not sure what we are having but don't really care if I don't have to cook. LOL

BRENDA

Sounds as though Alma will not be a problem for your at least for quite a while.

Kind of tired, but thinking of all of the rest of you, and wishing you all a lovely NEW YEAR!

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SUNNY glad you are all getting over your colds! It does take so long, doesn't it?!

BRENDA I agree with Marija---ALMA is a bully. Maybe she is the way she b/c no oneever took time for her? She probably doesn't like herself. And of course, if one does not like oneself, one can not do for others!JOE

JOE you will get it right. Start now. Today. Don't wait. Your mom needs you! I hope she is better today

IT is rainiing here today. I have to go grocery shopping in the cold rain on my bike of course. THen I am going to work on my new jigsaw puzzle---it is a Peanuts version with a 2015 calendar on it!

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Have been struggling with a cold/flu since before Christmas. I am feeling better still not back to 100%. This was a very contagious cold/flu. My DH got it and even though I tried to stay away, I got it after a few days. The neighbors had some friends come from out of town to stay, he had the cold/flu and now the neighbors are down with it.

We are having cold weather also. The temperatures are in the high 50’s which is cold for us. I have pulled out the heavy coats which we did not use last year.

Planning a quiet New Years. We don’t go out at all because of all of the crazy people. We watch old movies.

Everyone have a great last Sunday in 2014.


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My Nuts n Bolts turned out just fine. Tomorrow I make a fruit cake but I will do it in loaf pans for easier storage in large ziplock bags. Of course I will wrap it in foil and wait till it cools to remove it from the pan.

I may start next years diet before the new year. It helps to get an early start. I ATE my way through Christmas.

Something is bothering mom again. She is upset, anxious, and irritating. I think it is her Life.

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Marija,

Boy, did you hit the nail on the head! I never realized that Alma is indeed a bully. She grew up on a farm and worked like a man for her brother so consequently has a lot of physical ailments from all the heavy work. Then later she went to work in a cleaners and the fumes from the cleaning fluids has created havoc on her respiratory system. I doubt that she will be back here any time soon because once she gets out of the hospital they will insist she go to a nursing home for rehab. She said she will go to her sisters house but there are steep steps that she cannot manage. Her sister is not young and can't take care of Alma--she has all she can do to take care of her husband. Alma is also very selfish.

I have gone over to her place and helped her clear out her closet and move things around, She gave me a very expensive table fan that she didn't like so she bought another one more expensive. She is always doing things like that.

She bought a new bed and asked me to take her back to the store to make the final payment on it. Well, the salesman told her that she had paid it the day before. She stood there and argued with him and I told her it is all right there in black and white that said zero balance due. She still wanted to argue with him so I told her if she didn't knock it off she was going to walk home because I was leaving. So then she shut up and we left.

Thanks for helping me figure her out. Have a great day.

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Cathy - Ouch!

Brenda - Alma's sounds like a bully and extremely defensive. You are a caring person so you can't just walk away. To protect yourself do what you can without allowing her to hurt you. Because as much as she needs help she also resents it.

Wouldn't it be great if we could understand ourselves as much as we do others. I always have the answers to other people's problems, yet somehow, seem unable to solve my own:-)

To old friends, Dale, Michelle,Founder and to new - have a good day.

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Dale,

Alma is a very difficult person and I would sure hate to be her caregiver. She also has a very short, bad temper,does nothing for anyone, single, never married or had children. She expects people to do things for her, take her shopping and not pay for gas, plus is a very slow shopper and takes forever. Many quit taking her. I found that when I took her shopping I would put a couple things in her cart and then she would pay for them. She loves dogs but had to give her last one away because she couldn't walk him anymore so she got a beautiful cat. Now the cat, Star, is alone in the apartment. Virginia is taking care of her. I don't know what will happen with the cat. Not my business and I sure don't want her.

Alma has had a couple knew replacements, falls a lot, and could barely walk. Would not use her walker, just the cane. She is not my problem but I do worry about her.

I have no plans for New Years. I like to stay home and watch the New Year come in all over the world, then the fireworks at midnight, then go to bed and listen to them for the next few hours.

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emoticon Sunday DEC 28th:152

MICHELE,
How's Dad today? Being obese is so dangerous for his heart. I hope he takes this seriously and modifies his self care. When in February will you go visit him?

BRENDA,
Alma really needs positive support and care to mend that leg. I've had hip replacements in the past and know eventually the right one will have to be replaced a second time. Little twangs of pain have started there. If this is her first, it will be daunting but she can definitely recover IF they don't over medicate her!!!!! That's the biggest problem of all.

BONNIE,
All any of us can do is keep our hands washed and clean all surfaces we touch. Those wipes they sell now are really handy to take everywhere. This is a good week to lie low!

Lots of plans are up in the air for me right now. Maybe 4 days away for New Years at my cousin's beach house. Maybe a run into DC to get a fast passport so I can fly to Montreal and testify for a friend's custody case. Maybe mind my own business and just work on things here!!

JOE, CINDY et al,
Glad you joined our team. See you in 2015 for our FINE TUNING CHALLENGE.
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ELIZA emoticon o n that walking!

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Hello everyone....Sun came out and I went for a walk...green tea is good..I like it alot too..
de-caf is great sometimes just black or with a sugar free creamer and splenda. emoticon


You all enjoy your Sunday and, just think 3 days till a new year....wow!! emoticon
I plan to stay home and sleep.... emoticon
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BONNIE hope you are feeling better! How are you today?

BRENDA I love green tea, & drink it during the week. I like coffee better, but use it as a t reat on the weekend!

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Bonnie,

This is flu season so I hope you have something else instead. Suzanne downstairs was sick the other day. I don't know if anyone else has had it because I have been staying in my apartment, away from everyone.

If my refrigerator does quit, the manager will have to buy me another one. This morning the temps are perfect. I am going to go down to Ace Hardware and get some contact paper and cover my little white fridge to match the cabinets. The only other color they had was stainless steel and it was smaller, but very cute. Also cost more and weighed more. I got a really good deal on it.

emoticon Have a cup of green tea and it will help you feel better. emoticon

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MICHELE

Glad you had a visit with your dad and that he seems to be doing ok.

BRENDA

So sorry for your neighbor. Hope you old frig works again, so then you will have more space.

CINDY

Glad your surgery went well. Good luck on your recuperation.

Not really with it today. Up most of the night with stomach flu issues. Think I am ok today, but tired. Missing my Christmas party at Natalie's, but did not want to take a chance on exposing them all.

Hope I am well enough tomorrow as I have another party.

Have a great weekend all.

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Wow, I have never heard of a Rectocele, sounds very painful. Do they know what causes it? I hope you have a good supply of ice. It must take a long time to heal if you have the weight restriction for that long. I hope you have someone to help you. emoticon

It rained overnight. I had a restless night, waking up a couple times, finally going back to sleep around 5, woke up at 10:15.

Now that I went out and bought a new apartment size refrigerator at Sears yesterday, my regular refrigerator is now cooling like it should. It wouldn't cool down to less than 50. Maybe something was blocking the vent. Who knows. Oh well, I like the little one for little things that get lost in the big one. Only time will tell if the big one is going out.

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Sorry to hear about the neighbor falling and breaking her hip. That's scary.

My surgery was called a Rectocele. The doctor described it has having a hernia between the rectum and vaginal area. The surgery was perfect according to the doctor. I'm on a weight restriction of 10 pounds until after the 23rd of February. I'm sore and sitting on ice a lot.



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Snow on the mountains Friday, Saturday is coldddd...
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brrrrrrr...best to enjoy the season than to complain. emoticon


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Michelle - Hopes for your Dad.

Jackiluck - I use Amazon reviews & consumers guides, at least then I stand a chance of getting a decent product.

BrendaGail - I think that is something that anyone living alone fears. My aunt lived in a community and they had signals to let people know they were OK. She had to raise her shades every morning, if not, someone would call. And of course, emergency #'s.

RelicJoe - what your sister did seems intentionally hurtful. Mother-daughter issues?

We had a video call to Alaska with DD who is there visiting in-laws. We also had a nice Christmas day with other DD. I made it through the day and spent next day in bed still getting over respiratory infection.

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Hello All:

Mom seems happier now.

I am thinking of new years resolutions already. My new cable is not working yet.

My sister took some of moms cherished Christmas decorations and gave them away as presents Christmas morning. You should have seen my mothers face. Instant sad face. It lasted about 15 minutes then she got her Christmas spirit back. It took me about 2 hours. Very insensitive. I find my sisters care less for my mothers well being then I do. I am the one keeping her out of a nursing home and they do as little as possible for mom. I thought daughters would be there for their mother always.

Live and learn!

Today nuts n bolts and trip to mom's only sister's house for a visit. After a good walk and lunch at chick-fil-a.

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BRENDA that is good. Alma is lucky to have all of you. You are all lucky to have each other!

We had 32 this morning. FOr the life of me, I just can't get warm today! Brrrr!!!

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Michele,

We all check on each other here but this was a holiday and many were busy getting ready to go visiting, shopping and whatever else and in all the hullabaloo, no one thought to check on Alma. As an afterthought, many saw her newspaper still outside her door and thought nothing of it because Alma doesn't always pick it up. I don't get the newspaper delivered and they don't publish it everyday anymore and I don't pay attention to which day they come. We pretty well know everyone's habits and thought nothing of her not going to breakfast. She usually sleeps late. Her neck has been bothering her for months and she takes strong meds so many thought she was just sleeping.

Her sister told me this morning that if she calls her twice and she doesn't answer, she will come over to check on her. Her husband has many medical problems so she is taking care of him and back and forth to doctors. Evidently she didn't call her everyday. We do have a pull cord in our bathroom, bedroom and living room but they are useless because no one ever falls near the cord to pull it for help. Besides it is not working yet because they are putting in a new system and haven't got all the bugs out yet.

This is an independent living apartment building so there is really no one on call. Many have caregivers during the day to help them with cleaning, laundry and shopping. But Alma doesn't have that. We do have managers but they are not always here. So we try to take care of each other the best we can.

Our temps are getting colder. Maybe snow in the near future. They are expecting up to two feet in the mountain passes tonight.

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BRENDA how awful!!! thank heavens someone has found her. Is there some kind of a system where residents can be checked on, even if they seem to be ok?

I just finished skyping with dad; he is in good spirits. I feel much better!

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Hi Everyone,

What a day it has been! Alma next door fell in her apartment and broke her hip and had surgery this afternoon. Her sister came knocking on my door early this morning to tell me and wanted to know when was the last time I saw Alma. Well, it was Monday when we went shopping to Winco in Olympia. We have all been in and out and think nothing of her not going downstairs earlier than noon because she sleeps late. Well, I guess she was on the floor for a couple days and I never heard a thing and I am right next door to her. She never called out or banged on the floor and doesn't know what happened, doesn't remember. Wednesday we had our Secret Santa party but she told me she wasn't going, then the next day being Christmas she wasn't there for our breakfast. We thought nothing of it because it was early. Then I came home and stayed in all the rest of the day. Virginia is taking care of Alma's cat. She will be going to rehab so who knows when she will be back home, if ever. Alma told Virginia that she has not been eating, just drinking milk. Being diabetic that is not a good thing and who knows if she has been taking her meds. I noticed when we went out to lunch Monday, she only bought a pop, She has plenty of food in her apartment but she chooses to eat all the sweets and is morbidly obese, has a bad knee and tends to fall a lot. She also said she got dizzy. No wonder because her blood sugar no doubt was very low. She needs to be in assisted living for sure.
My refrigerator is barely working and it isn't that old, maybe a year. I can't get it any colder than 50. I cleaned out my little chest freezer and put all the meat in there and took all the frozen veggies downstairs to the community freezer. Then I went to Sears and bought a little 3.3 cu ft refrigerator and Jeanette help me lift it on a cart in the kitchen. It was on sale for $129 plus $50 for a three year warranty so I got a good deal.

Our manager will not be here until Monday so nothing can be done about my refrigerator until then. I don't know if it is still under warranty. Maybe I should read my horoscope!

Michele,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he gets better soon. This is a bad time of year for a lot of people.

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Weather hasn't been too bad here, but think it is supposed to get colder and kind of bad weather in the new year. Hope the report my friend heard is wrong.

Michele

Prayers for your dad


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So sorry about your Dad and, I hope you can go see him!!
We had very little snow, very cold..


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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emoticon Jakciluc! A treadmill is a great way to exercise!

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looking to buy a new treadmill after Christmas. Any suggestions about the best one to get?

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good morning all. emoticon my day did not start well: my sister in Raleigh just called me to tell me that dad had a mild heart attack! (friday your guys' time) He is 84, severely obese & has other heart issues. Not a good way to st art my day! Good thing that I am going to go see him in Feb! emoticon

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Rainy, cold Friday here...maybe snow.

Merry Christmas to all! emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas

Hope you all had a great day too!

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IT's really cold here, 35 this Friday morning!

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Hope you all are having a wonderful day no matter what you are doing!

God Bless

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Merry Christmas and wishes for a great rest of the year. Stay safe and warm

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Merry Christmas and all that. emoticon emoticon

I think I water boarded myself yesterday:-) I used the sinus rinse but forgot to put the powder in it - just pure water - boy did it hurt!

Went to Dr. yesterday, she thinks it is recurring becasue I just never clear it out. I am not contagious so we will be going to DD's today. Can't wait to see the little ones.

Dale - I will be glad to let you know how the elliptical works out. I have used a big model now & then in a gym and it really works for me, I can only hope baby one works well too. DD's mother-in-law has one and swears by it.

Going to take a nap now. Love M

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Windy today, but will go walking in the warmth as far as I can to make up for staying home
much of this week. Then I'll read my library due amusing book about a family I can really relate to.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HEALTH AND HUMOR,

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a wonderful day to everyone. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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the same back to all of you!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah To all.

If you celebrate a different Holiday, then Happy Holiday to you too.

God Bless and have a lovely week my friends.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah everyone.

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BRENDA you & Faith are angels! emoticon

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Joe,

In the old days (and maybe now for home bakers) the fruitcakes were baked and wrapped in cheese cloth and soaked with Rum every day or so for a month or more, placed in a closet and let it "ripen". I have never baked a fruitcake because no one would eat it.

I guess you have to let it cool completely before taking it out of the pan because of all the chunks of dried fruit. We don't know until we do something which is the best way. Trial and error.

I give you credit for all the baking you do and caring for your mom.

This morning we heard banging and I thought it was the workmen here fixing our alarm system but they said they weren't banging anything so Faith and I started searching for the noise and it was Lura on the second floor banging. She tripped and fell in her apartment and couldn't get up. She is 90 something and has a bad knee. Her door was locked and no managers here so I called 911 and they came and picked her up. There is a master key in a locked box outside our building so they were able to get in. Just in case they brought in their axe. Lura is all right but is going to be stiff and sore tomorrow.

Have a good day everyone.

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JOE you have learned something from your fruitcake. So it definitely was not a mistake!

I will be alone today, Christmas Day, as everyone is working. I think I will just finish "Miracle on 34th Street" & watch "Rudolph the Red-Nosed reindeer"!!! emoticon

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There is something to the old saying a leopard cannot change its spots. However people can grow and change.

My fruit cake tasted great but I learned two lessons. Let it cool in the pan before removing and try to keep it moist by wrapping it tight in foil or cloth and insert a glass of liquid in the center to evaporate. scotch or wiskey or something. I used water since I don't drink.

Today is good so far.

Joe.

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BRENDA I agree with you 100% !!!!
I too, will be alone on christmas for the very first time here. I am going to go to the pool swim. Then I will go to Starbuck's & buy myself the biggest, most expensive black coffee I can,something that I NEVER, EVER do! Wish you had skype so we could talk to each other. If you want, I will be online a lot during the day. I am 17 hours ahead of you r time, owever! emoticon back to you!

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Michele,

Many emoticon to you and your family on the loss of your MIL.

I think I am on your time because all day long I thought this was Christmas Eve and was dreading tomorrow. Now I have another day but it will be all right.

Sam called me a little while ago and said her son called her and told her he was divorcing his wife and if she even talked to his wife he would never speak to her again. I told her she should have told him she will speak to whoever she wants to and if he want's to be that way, let him. He thought he could just divorce her and he would be able to keep the house and everything and all their money and then found out this is a Community Property state so he got a hotshot lawyer and then she had to get one. She is a stewardess so she earns pretty good money. Anyway, his girlfriend broke up with him yesterday. I have never met the guy and never want to. He sounds like a real jerk. I am not the only one having children problems. I told Sam she cannot change what she cannot change and just get on with her life.

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HEllo all.

It has been 5 years ago today---Christmas Eve day---since DH's mom died. I really miss he a lot!

SInce everyone is working here, I'll be going to the pool!



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Marija,

Once you research the elliptical I would love to talk with you about the products out there.
A mini? I know that I'd have to eliminate the dog cages from my office to put one here.
It is tempting.

Just yesterday I was looking at the community college water jogging class I went to in the past, but the in and out of that pool in the winter is a whole project I don't enjoy.
Talk to me. emoticon
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Not much to say today, just saying hello. M

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Thanks.. The Nuts and Bolts turned out great. I used twice the recipe amount of Worcester Sauce (1/2 cup) and twice the tabasco sauce (2 tsp). It's just a little bit spicier and everyone likes it.

The fruit cake tastes great. I used cranraisens not cherries. Everyone who tried it liked it but most won't eat fruitcake so they don't know what they were missing.

Today I will try chocolate chip cookies.

Have a great Holiday.

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thanks for the info! I am going to look them up right now!

Good night dear friends!

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MICHELE

I guess you saw that you can buy the sinus rinse and the packets of powder at the drug store. You can buy the bottle and the packets together and then buy the packets separately

BRENDA

Glad your pot luck was good. Enjoy your shopping trip

MARIJA

Hope you get to feeling better.

DALE

Good going

JOE

You are really busy!

Enjoy

Have a great day tomorrow my friends

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