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Hi, everyone. I've been out of the loop again.

I taught a bunch of days this week, and it's super busy at church since we have Lenten suppers every Wednesday, too. I don't have to make the soup, but i am in charge of finding people to make sandwiches, bring cookies and help with cleanup. So it's kind of a thankless job.

Vicky, I'm so sorry to hear about all your injuries! I hope you're healing well. I know you got more snow again overnight. A friend of mine in Syracuse posted some snow pictures on facebook today. I hope you have been able to get some advice on what to do about the job offer.

I'm hoping for a more restful week. I think I'm teaching one day so far, and the house looks like a tornado hit, so I'm hoping to make some progress in that regard. (It doesn't help that none of the rest of the family thinks there's anything wrong with all their messes. :( ) Oh, well, it's a never-ending battle until they go off to college, right? And then I'm told you'll miss them so much you'd happily have the messes again. We'll see whether that's really true! :)

I started the week out right, though! I did an hour of Leslie Sanson (5 really big miles) and then walked another mile outside when my husband came home. I have more than 11,000 steps already for the day! :D

Have a great week, everyone!

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We went for a drive in the rain yesterday to a place called the Lost World at the back of the Lamington ranges and it was so pretty with all the flowing creeks, a couple of lightly flooded roads and the cows and horses grazing.

Back to work today and not happy about that. Quite like the weekends I have at home.


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Give it to God to help make this decision. If you want to send me numbers I can work it out for you. Go with your gut. Usually it is right. I have tried many a time to find other employment but in the end after writing the pro s and cons down seem to stay here. Have you thought about talking to a supervisor and asking what process you need to go through foir a promotion., Maybe they do not kinow you want to progress upwards....I am praying for you to make the right choice....hugs Vicki.

After another stinking hot day yesterday a small drop in temps today. Did not get everything done yesterday but will try and finish today.


Waving hi to everyone who is enjoying their days.

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It really is tough. I mean I have almost 3 yes longevity with my current job however I feel like in at a stalemate trying to move up in the company. There's a chance that would not be the case at the new position since they really liked me. The interviewer saw me with the students and said I was terrific! But do I want to give up that longevity for a maybe? Plus I wouldn't even know how to do the math to know if the breaks being paid would work to my advantage financially. I'm so confused. I live the company I work for and my co workers but I'm kind of bitter on being passed up for promotions. Ugh I hate this.

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Somtimes Vicky we need to put things down on paper. eg would that 30cents an hour cover the cost of the higher medical and would it also allow for someting for the newighbour as I would be inclined to give her something for her kindenss. Then work out the difference in what the break pay would be and sse if it is worth the difference. This is what i do to make decisions. break it down to small and viable points and then work it out from there. Sometimes convenience isn't always the best outcome.

Not putting a downer on your decision just trying to give you perspectives to look at.


Becky stay safe. Earthquakes not good.

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Good luck with the decision, Vicky. Getting paid on school breaks and being closer to home would be nice. But I understand your hesitation, too.

We just had a long, strong earthquake. Even though I am a CA native, I will never get used to ones like that. Scary!

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Went out to dinner tonight with the kids and then to see the Muppet Movie. It was a really nice time!

I have a big decisions to make. I got a job offer. Its with another company. Its still a classroom aide position, not a head teaching position. Its only 30 cents more an hour than what Im getting now. Its 10 miles closer to home. I would have to pay more for medical insurance, like double what Im paying now. But I would get paid for all the school breaks where right now when school is on break I do not get paid. Plus I would have to come in at 8 am instead of 845 which means my neighbor would have to put my daughter on the bus every morning instead of just once in a while and I have not talked to her about it yet. I do not know if its worth it....I hate having to make decisions like this.

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Vicky, I am glad the process is moving forward finally. Enjoy the maple fest! I would love to be able to take my boys to something like that. Caddy loves pure maple syrup - just like his father. (Liam & I prefer the "fake" stuff - I know, sad, but true.)

I am attending a luncheon for potential incoming freshmen at my university tomorrow. Students who want to be teachers will be assigned to my table. I have never done this before - usually only 1 or 2 professors are needed from our department, but this year they asked for 4 of us. Otherwise, no plans this weekend!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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Vicki sounds like you are organised and have plans in place for your ex. The Maple weekend sounds lovely.

Me - just catching up on housework and the like.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Happy Friday everyone!

Do not know if I mentioned this before but I spoke to my lawyer and she sent me a draft of the divorce summons. for me to review and approve. I did and now she will get it in its final draft and then have my DH served with them. I told her to give me a heads up when that is going to occur. I think I am going to tell him as well so that he is not blindsided and also to test his reaction since he is always in a denial state.

Finally got some warmer temps but rain. Gonna take the kids to Maple Weekend this weekend. Free samples and you get to see how the maple is made. Its a nice time. Might go to a different location this year so we can see a different place!

Any exciting weekend plans friends?

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Becky love the "nerd" fashion. Laughed as I read it. Hope he had a great day with it.

Dee enjoy catching up your shows - that is what I shall be doing this weekend too. 3 days off now woo hoo.

Today I slept in, and it frightened me as I usually drive my pregnant neighbour to the bus. Thankfully her mum came down to stay for a few days last night and she drove her. Phew!!!

Hugs to all.


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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Vicky, glad you had a nice birthday.

Georgia, hope your next few shifts go by quickly for you. I love listening to the rain hitting the roof. So relaxing and calming.

Becky, YEAH on the accreditation! WTG on your 3 miles! Woohoo for Caddysounds like he is going to have a good time with dressing up for school.

Cathy and Tina, do hope all is well.

Everyone Else, miss ya!

me, off today so spent some time watching shows we have dvr'd with dd, ds, and dh. Then ds and I went and got haircuts before doing a bit of grocery shopping. Now doing laundry, eating lunch, and Sparking.relaxing day.


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Sweet dreams, Georgia!

I walked the mall while Mum volunteered at the hospital this morning. I did 3 miles (according to the mall - I think their circuits are shorter than they say) in only 37 minutes. Feels great, but my legs will be sore later!

The high school is having spirit week, with each class dressing up in a certain way each day to earn points (jeans on Monday, etc.). Caddy does not like "those things," but this morning he came downstairs with a silly grin on his face and said he was wearing his normal clothes for nerd day - sweat pants, tennis shoes (not fashionable ones), a super hero t-shirt, and his glasses. He was so cute about it. :)

Wishing everyone a fantastic day!

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Stay warm Vicki and becky glad you had a great day. Has ben rain for more than 12 hours and qquite heavily. Love listening to it. Just home from work and tired Nite nite.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

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So far, so good at our accreditation site visit. As far as I know, my part is done today. :)

Wishing everyone a fantastic Thursday!

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Thank you for the birthday wishes. It was a stressful day but was a bit better today. My injuries are healing.

Hoping today is our last cold day here in Buffalo. Im freezing right now so gonna pop on my iphone and get some steps in to keep warm and calling it a night.

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You sure deserve it. Some quiet music looking out onto a garden or reading and relaxing. Whatever you choose I hope it is a great time.

Busy days at work and of course never enough hours to do everything. But it is a good feeling.

Just 2 more shifts then 3 days off. Need it.

Hugs to all.

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Hi All, i am off today and Thursday and will be taking some time for me.

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Happy birthday, Vicky! I hope it is a great one.

Dee, no fun! Good luck advocating for change.

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Dee sending you some of my hair dye. Lol!!!!!
Not funny ar all being yelled at. hugs to you

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Vicky, sending Happy Birthday wishes to you. emoticon emoticon Hope you have a great day and that your injuries heal quickly for you.

Georgia, I hear ya on the insane store.

Cathy, how did Kelsa do with grooming the horses?

Ari, good for you in helping S build up his base for track.

Becky, your weekend sounded wonderful.

Tina, Amanda, Amy, Jelly, Jennifer, etc., etc., do hope all is well.

Me, We are so short=handed that customers are actually leaving baskets/carts with groceries in them as they grew tired of waiting to checkout. Yesterday I got yelled at by customers because I was on the self-checkout (it's where you have to watch 4 registers while customers check themselves out), because I would not check them out. Told them "that's why it's called self-checkout". I finally spoke to a manager to please get me off the self-checkout line and put me on a regular register because I could not take being yelled at anymorewas on it for over 2 hours. Only that, and two other registers were open. Same scenario today at work..My gray hair is getting grayermaybe even turning white at this point.. emoticon

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Wishing everyone a very good day!

Vicki, sending birthday wishes! Hope it is an amazing day and you get some time to just relax. You deserve it!

Hugs, Cathy

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It was a bit insane yesterday but not from customers only silly people I had to deal with interstate. I made it a good day and the day flew. Back to it again today.

Rained last night and still drizzly - what a nice sound. The earth definitely needs it.

Vicki it is Tuesday so it must be your birthday.
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Have a great day

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Definitely a better week, Vicky!

Georgia, I hope the store is just busy enough to make the days go quickly but not insanely. :)

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Better week this week Vicky.


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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Becky glad to hear you had a nice weekend.

Georgia, you aren't kidding. Went to help my mom outside yesterday and it was snowy. I slipped going down my walkway and landed on my knee and arm. Skidded up my knee a bit. Felt like I got beat up most of yesterday but I'm ok. It has just not been my week for injuries. Hopefully this week is better.

This week will be crazy. For stuff going on every night of the week. Gotta get moving. Have a great Monday.

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Sounds wonderful Becky glad you enjoyed it so much. Wishing many more like it.

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Happy Sunday! So wish life could be like this weekend - productive yet relaxed, with lots of family time (including taking care of the dog - special brushing, lots of petting, etc.).

Wishing everyone a wonderful week! Make wise choices. Hugs to all.

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Fun times over and back to my busy store.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Good morning everyone from one very tired me.
Lorikeets are screeching outside as they fight for the berries on the palm trees.

Had a wonderful time dancing last night and I am worn out today. Need to rest up before work tomorrow.
Cathy how did Kelsa go with the grooming? Hope you feel better today.

Vicki glad to her that the bruising is going away. You have sure had a bad week for injuries.

Ari nice to hear from you. Great on the training for your son and yourself. You will get the stress eating under control again.

Becky enjoy your relaxing weekend.

Today just relaxing and catch up on some ironing etc.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Happy Saturday! We have a blissfully unscheduled weekend. :) Just going to take the boys to the comic book store, then work on some things at home. Lovely!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

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It's gorgeous out today. My 6th grader, S, started middle-school track earlier this week, so I took him for a stamina building walk. I don't run/jog, but my power walking speed is fast enough that he needs to jog for short distances to catch up from time to time. They are focusing on learning the field events right now, so this should help him build his base.

Stress eating at work has returned full force, and Karate took a break, so I just haven't been active enough. I am so glad for the time change. It means that it is still light when I get home from work and even for a bit after we finish dinner. The weather is not too hot, not too cold, and that makes me feel like walking!

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Hands are feeling better still look pretty bruised. The bite is bruised too but no infection. Got some blood work done will Im sure turn up nothing but have not heard yet.

Busy day today got Rianna dance class at the Y and then my Mom is taking me out to dinner to celebrate my birthday.

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Hugs everyone! Just crawling through as I am really tired! Got to take Kelsa to help groom her trainers horse and then ride for a little. She was so cute and excited. Ernie (her trainer) starts chemo on Monday.

Tina, hope you are well. Hugs!

Vicky, hope your hand and arm are okay.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Enjoy the dancing, Georgia! That would be fun!

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Going dancing tonight. Excited as I haven't been for ages.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Have a wonderful day and or night everyone.

Tina where are you? Is everything ok?? Missing you.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Happy Thursday! Sending hugs to all.

Just marking off all sorts of little things on my to do list today - wonderful feeling! Also, planning to hang out at home until I have to pick up Liam from school. This evening, I might go out for appetizers with my best friend from 3rd-6th grade; she is visiting her parents. Should be a good day!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Morning All, hope you have a great day.

Me, hanging out til I go to work for 2pm.



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Good morning dear friends

Cathy I love decluttering and do it often and I wonder how did I accumulate this stuff.
Enjoy the feeling it gives you.
Hope you can all cope with your little visitor.

Becky glad you can have some nice time very soon. Being busy all the time is draining. ..

Vicky you poor thing - I hope that you feel better soon and that the results are good regarding the bite. A good breeze to blow away all your ails....

Dee thank you for the article you sent. I am looking for it on sparks as the last half was cut off. Glad you are getting some much earned extra sleep.

My last day at this other store and so looking forward to having tomorrow off. Tonight though is so exciting as Dh and I are going to see "Mrs Brown's Boys" - I shall be laughing so hard.

Until tomorrow hugs

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Hi All,

Suzanne, the ice caves look emoticon thanks for sharing them with us.

Becky, hope you are able to relax after your busy time.

Georgia, sending a emoticon your way to help you relax.

Cathy, hope the visit goes well.

Vicky, do hope you are able to get things changed for Bryan. Hope things continue to move forward with the lawyer. Sorry to hear you were bitten by a student. HUGS!

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Slept in again today...and have gotten two days of exercise in...feeling good about that.

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Hello all.

Well son is doing good. Still gonna do what I can to get him switched out as soon as I can.

Spoke to my lawyer via email. She sent me a draft of the divorce. Looked it over and she will get it finalized and the ready for it to be served to the DH. We'll see how things are after that.

Having a rough 24 hours here do far. Last night my daughter opened her bedroom window (was nice here) and messed up her blinds. I went to fix them when I put the kids to bed and her storm window came slamming down on both my hands. I thought for sure at least one of my fingers were broke but got lucky just swollen and bruised. Still a bit sore this morning.

And now I'm sitting at an I gent care facility because a student in my class bit my arm and broke the skin. It's required I get looked at when this happens. So full of injuries lately.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Make it great! Hugs to all.

Cathy, I love clearing out the house when things seem to get too cluttered - it feels great. Good luck with it! I hear you about the tires - we owned a Toyota FJ and had checked out what the tires would cost us to replace when the time came - ouch.

This is my last crazy day that I know of - yay! I hope to be more responsive in the near future.

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Hi Everyone,

Vicky, I hope things get better for your son at school. It is so hard when they struggle. My son had a lot of issues when he was in school, but I school would do nothing. I hope yours is much better and does what your son needs. Hugs!

Suzanne, your trip to the Apostle Islands sounds amazing! I would love to do that sometimemaybe with you! I will definitely check out your blog. Hugs!

Georgia, hope your days off come really quickly. You work so hard, but use your time off so wisely with fun relaxing trips and getting things done around home and with your mum. You amaze me!! Hugs!

Becky, glad you are safe after the quakes. Not being from Cal it sounds so terrifying. But we have tornadoes and just seem to have the same attitude as you do about the quakes. Your time with your niece sounds precious. Hugs!

Dee, wonderful news for your daughter! Hope it can work out to enough hours for her and that she is happy there. Sending special hugs your way.

Becky, I relate to being used to our kids when others come over. We have a little girl coming over to visit that rides with Kelsa and she is so rough and off the walls. My Kelsa is completely the opposite! Both my girls are happy to see her, but they are really apprehensive about her visitingsad. We are going to visit for a little and then make cards for their trainer who is ill.

Well, I am really working to clear out all the junk in this house. Seems to be a never ending battlebut great exercise! It feels so good to clear out and make space. Had to replace all the tires on our Suburban as I had 4 really bad tires. Wow, expensive, but necessary.

Hope everyone has an amazing happy healthy day!

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Becky that is ma good age to babysit. Giggles, smiles and have a great routine. Enjoy.

Dee enjoy the restful days - even though you will be readying your dad's room. Still better than working.

Suzanne I shall pop over to read your blog momentarily. Sounds like a wonderful experience.

Day in day out at mthe moment. Couple of days then a couple more off. Can't wait.

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Hi, everyone!

I'm sorry I have been out of the loop. I taught every day last week but one.

Cathy, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's horse trainer! My kids' teacher had that form of cancer years ago. It has been 10 years now, and she's still going strong. I hope and pray it will be the same for your friend!

Vicky, I'm so sorry your son is having such a terrible time in school! I hope that things will get straightened out soon! You have to do what you think is best, and the school needs to protect him!

Last Friday, I went to the Apostle Islands ice caves on the south shore of Lake Superior. The caves are usually only accessible by sea kayaks during the warm months. Every few years, the lake freezes enough to allow people to access them by foot across the ice. They were so neat!

I'd never done this, and then I did something else I'd never done before: I wrote a blog about them and included several photos. So, if you're interested, you can find the blog on my page.

I hope all the rest of you are doing well!

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Hi All, hope you have a good day!

Georgia, hope your time at the different store goes fast.

Becky, how nice that you get to babysit your great niece. Enjoy...

Everyone Else, hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Have today and tomorrow off so will hopefully get some things done around the house. Like setting up my dad's room so it will be ready for his arrival...whenever that will be.

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Happy Tuesday! Babysitting my great niece this morning. Such a cutie! She is 9 months old now.

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Vicky hope you feel better soon.
Love the saying.

Dee that is awesome news for your daughter. Finally you can both feel good. Hope it leads to better things for her.

Becky I suppose you would get used to the earthquakes....still it would be frightening each time you felt a tremble.

I am a little tired to day after my first day back at work yesterday. At a different shop for a week and am looking forward to going back to my busier store next week. I have worked here before and it is a lovely store and nice people.

Happy Tuesday.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Yay for your DD, Dee!

Vicky, that Irish blessing hung in my kitchen the entirety of my childhood. It is one of my favorites, too. :)

Georgia, I hope the week picks up for you.

Gorgeous here today and a little milder - thank goodness, because yesterday it was 90 degrees F. Ugh. We had a decent earthquake in LA this morning that we did not feel, but we have felt some of the aftershocks. Funny how that works - people south of us (further away from LA) felt the first one, and the aftershocks typically are much weaker. We are used to it here in s. CA. As long as it is not "the Big One," we keep on going. Some people called today's the "Shamrock Shaker." I think that's cute!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Vicky, hope you feel better soon. WTG on exercising.

Becky, how nice to celebrate with your neighbors. Hope your home is quiet now.

Georgia,remember to take care of yourself now that you are back to work.

Everyone Else, hope all i s well.

Me, hanging in there. Good news.....my dd went to a job fair last tuesday for Sears, got an interview on Wed, and started working/training with them yesterday to be a cashier...it's parttime but she will work as much as they need her. She has been applying for jobs since October.......so doing happy dance.... emoticon emoticon

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Happy St Patrick's Day everyone. May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows your dead! LOL! One of my fav Irish blessings.

Still dealing with this head cold or sinus thing but I still got up and worked out. Off to work I go!

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Tiring day as this store I am at this week is slow in trade.....

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I hope the return goes well, Georgia.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We started celebrating on Sunday by having dinner with our neighbors. With school, work, etc., we will have the leftovers on Monday night.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

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Have spent yesterday doing the ironing. cooking and then resting some.

Now getting ready to return to work and the exhaustion that awaits me after not doing too much for a week.

Have a good week everyone.

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Absolutely, Georgia!

Night, all! Time to collapse and get some sleep.

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Thanks Georgia, its in 10 days, the 25th

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Vicki mI do not know when your birthday is but it must be soon so Happy Birthday.
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Starting to get a cold! UGH! But will fight through it. Had a really nice weekend so far. Went out last night with some of my girlfriends. They are friends where we all used to hang out as couples with the hubbies, well all but one. We talked and they said they all support what Im doing and are there for me. They also turned last night into a surprise early birthday party for me. Gifts and all! They are too sweet.

Today we went to the St Patrick's Day Parade it was colder today than it was yesterday. That didn't help the sniffles I was getting yesterday. So when I got home after standing out in the cold for over an hour, my knees were stiff and sore and my head was pounding. Came home and laid down for a bit.

Tomorrow I plan to have it a laid back day. Just laundry and relaxing! Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

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Bring on peaceful Sunday night, eh Becky!!

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Happy Saturday! Hugs to all!

We did gardening with the 4 kids today. Yesterday was crafts day. Dinner and movie at home to end each night. The kids are all getting along really well - much better than previously. (It probably helps that the girls are not in their own home, which is where we normally are together - they fight constantly there.) But I admit, I am looking forward to being "mom" of only 2 again tomorrow night. I love the girls dearly, but they wear me out - they do not focus on 1 thing for more than a minute or two (literally) - if we let them play video games, they are constantly changing which one they are playing. They talk to us nonstop (and I thought Caddy did that!). They sit down, jump up, dance around, sit again all in under a minute. It really makes me appreciate my mellow boys and feel for those of you with more active kids.

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Rest day today as it is going to be terribly hot again. Ironing and some planning for the week. Then rest.

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Good morning all and after a reasonable good sleep ready to hit the day.
Dee have a good day.

Vicky we are like lionesses to protect our cubs. It is normal to want to keep them safe.

Becky I hope you can teach those little ":princesses" less dependence. Hard work and I agree I only had boys and I do not think I could cope with girls.

Today we off to do some military photos and I do not do many of them so am looking forward to the challenge.

Hugs to all.

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Hugs & prayers to all who want/need them! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

I have my 2 nieces with me this weekend - I love them dearly, but they are very needy (so unlike my boys ever have been), so they wear me out. I am a wimp! God knew what he was doing when he gave me boys - my boys specifically, as they fit my "style" (love to read, relax, and mostly be quiet).

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Morning All, hope you have a good day!

Me, checking in before going to work.

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Cathy, thoughts and prayers for Ernie and Kelsa.

Georgia, glad you got to go away for a bit.

Vicky, the attack mode we go into for our children is sometimes the only way to get things done for our kids. HUGS!



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Cathy, I will keep Ernie in my prayers and positive thoughts. Hope things go well for your daughter too!

Georgia, welcome home. Glad you had a good trip!

Me, hanging in there. Starting to make calls and see what can be done about the school. I just wish for once I didnt have to always be a attack dog when it comes to my kids but I guess that will never happen.

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Cathy praying for your friend to have a fast recovery from his illness. Bless him.

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Dee, sweet friend, I hope you had a very wonderful birthday! You deserve it.

Georgia, I am so glad you had a chance to get away and just drive. The wind took you where you needed to be and brought you back home. I am right there with you on sticking with a plan. I have put my food plan together and now need to firm up regular exercise and not just spur of the moment activities. I know we can do this!

I took my dear Kelsa to see the horse she rides at the stable (only 5 minutes away) as he was grazing in the pasture. As many of you know, my dear Kelsa has EoE (GI disorder) and GERDS and is on the spectrum. She is still full time in pull ups at 8.5 years old due mostly to a neurological disconnect. She is amazing and really smart and I am so blessed to have her. Yesterday we went to 2 Drs. to see if the EoE is acting up again and she will be scoped in 6 weeks to see what is up...first she has to be on a GERDS med to rule that out as the cause of her symptoms. One thing that has really helped Kelsa with her Spectrum issues is her horseback riding. She loves her trainer and the the horse she rides, Tailwind. Tailwind is 26 years old and her trainer is a senior as well. Kelsa hasn't been to horseback since before Christmas due to the weather, and then her trainer Ernie who already had severe COPD fell ill. I just got word from him today that he has cancer (non-Hodgkins lymphoma) I am so devastated. This man is so good to so many people! Thankfully he says his prognosis is very good, but further tests will determine how far it has spread. He wants to resume lessons in a couple weeks which I hope and pray can happen.

I just ask for your prayers for Ernie, her trainer, and for Kelsa. I haven't told her how sick Ernie is and won't be able to tell her too much.

Hope everyone here is doing well. Hugs and prayers to all, Cathy

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Good morning from home. Glad to be home for the usual reasons but so miss the great outdoors already. Catch up day today and take my mum shopping. Need to make some firm plans about how I am going to shift this weight. So this afternoon after I get home going to sit and make some plans that I hope I can stick too.

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Georgia and Cathy, emoticon

Vicky, sorry to hear of the problems at Bryan's school. Hope you are able to get things changed.

Me, hanging in there...

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Happy Thursday, everyone! Another long day here, so just stopping by quickly to send hugs.

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Hello and home sweet home.l Thank God for that. I mean that I am glad to be home safe but missing the road already. We had a come as you may type of trip[ no real plans just driving here there and everywhere. Glad to be able to sleep in my own bed tonight. Hugs to all. Early night for me.

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Happy Birthday Dee!! Hugs!

Very tired. Just got home about an hour ago after being gone all day at Dr. appts. for my daughter. Trying to find answers to some of her respiratory/GI issues. She will have to go for a scope soon and back on meds.

I will check in tomorrow.

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Today is the 13th so thtar means party time for Dee
Happy birthdya Dee
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hope you have agreat day.

Vicki so sorry of the dramas Bryan had to go through. Been through that with my aspie years ago. I found out that the bully that was harasing my son had done it to others so I went to the police because of the schools inaction.
Good luck with whatever you decide.

Gojng home tonight after an adventuresome holiday.

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Well we are dealing with a Blizzard here. 2nd one this winter, this year. Crazy, considering it was 50 degrees yesterday. But thats Buffalo for ya! School and work cancelled today so IEP is too. Have to wait to hear it get rescheduled.

Had another incident at Bryan's school yesterday for those who are not on Facebook. He was attacked by another student. 2nd time this year. I'm furious. Now I have learned that all the staff in his school are NOT crisis trained to handle interventions of a physical nature. Where I work. we have to be prepared for physical interventions on a regular basis so that the children we work with do not hurt themselves or others. We know how to step in, block, or even prevent and at times restrain a student so that injuries do not happen . TO know that all the staff in his classroom are NOT trained to intervene if crises arise has me furious. No I fell I am going to have a fight on my hands. I dont want him back in the school. I dont want that child back in his school. Whos to say, now that this student is suspended, he wont come back with a vendetta against my child??? So upset right now. Im taking it one day at a time but Im going to do all I can to get him out of the school!

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Morning, hope you have a good day.

Becky and Georgia, emoticon

Me, hanging in there. Off to work soon but wanted to check in first. My dad will be going to my sister in Florida first, hasnt seen her or his grandkids and greatgrands since he had bypass in 2012. Then will come here. His friend didnt want a wake or funeral so family is abiding by her wishes.

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Good morning everyone.

Dee I am sorry to hear of your dad's friend passing. Will he move to be closer to you now? I am guessing he will need family now. hugs

coolish morning in the highlands.


hope the melting snow causes no damage.

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So sorry to hear about your dad's special person, Dee.

Good luck with the IEP meeting, Vicky.

Everyone, please be safe in the storms. Sending you our good weather.

Hi, everyone else! Sure wish I had more time to engage in the chatter here. Maybe when things "settle down" in a couple weeks. Hugs to all!

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Morning All, hope you have a good day.

Vicky, be safe with the changing weather. Hope school works with you on Bryan's placement.

Me, hanging in there. Off to work soon..... 12-8pm today.

Sad news...my dad's lady friend passed away yesterday. She will be missed....

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Vicky, stay safe! We are looking to see rain and then 2-4 inches of snow. We already had a major melt and so it is ugly, mooshy sloppy outside.

Hope everyone is having a really great day!

Hugs, Cathy

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Just stopping in today hello to everyone. another busy week that included Bryan IEP meeting this week. I am asking for them to put him back into district in an 8:1:1 classroom. Hope it all goes as planned.

Also we are bracing for what I hope is our LAST winter storm here in Buffalo. Its gonna be 46 here today but starting tonight into tomorrow it will only be 20 and we could see as much as 6-12 inches in certain areas. Come on spring!!!! Lets give winter the boot!

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Flying by to say hi!

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Good morning birds are singing and I feel good today. Sending the same vibes to you.

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Hi All, hope all is well.

Me, i am beat...probably going down for a nap soon. Thankfully i am off today.

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Dee sending energy to help you through.

Tina thank you shall try when we get home and see if thar helps.

cool night for a change.

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HI All,

Me, hanging in there. Tired as I worked from 7-3pm on Fri and Saturday. Worked from 6-2pm today and with the time change..it's really affected me..

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Georgia my typical meals for summer are.
Breakfast. Oatmeal with around six dates cut into it. Yummy
Mid morning. Crackers or fruit or some dried fruit.
Lunch. Huge tuna salad with some corn thins. I like the sweet chilli ones.
Mid afternoon is usually fruit or a piece of fruit cake.
Dinner. Similar to lunch. I usually make the two in the morning so I have it ready when I am hungry.
After dinner hubbie and I have a nougat honey log each or icecream if we have any.
I drink one cup of water after each cup of coffee or tea and try to drink as much water as I can during the day.
On the weekend I have something else. Tonight all the kids are home so we are having pizza. I think planning is the key. If you work take your food and then you won't be tempted to snack. Fruit and yoghurt or veggies and a small amount of dip are some other of my favourite snacks. Do ever be hungry and if you are peckish have a glass of water and sometimes that will help. And stay away from the sodas.
My winter menu is different but at the moment I am a salad lover and love tuna as well so that is a bonus. Love the crunch. Hope this helps.
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Becky glad you had a good day. Sleep tight.

Tina you speak words of wisdom. May I ask what a typical day's diet is like. I find I get hungry so could you share to give ideas. I used to walk 30-60 minutes a day up unitl about 18 months ago when Dh health had the crisis, and since then I cannot get myself outside the door. I do work hard at work but I also know I eat way too much.

Narrabri today and what a pretty clean town. Staying in a cabin in a caravan park and we are right next to a river. pretty.

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Happy Saturday, everyone! Sorry - too tired from our long, awesome day at the Civil War reenactment to respond to all posts. Sending everyone hugs and wishes for happy Sundays.

Edited by: IRISHMUM3 at: 3/8/2014 (22:37)
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G'day all.
Still not feeling crash hot but feeling better so that is a good thing. Hopefully find out tomorrow if there is a problem.
I am struggling a little at the moment with my weight loss. A lot of this has to do with stress with Dads move and not feeling well.
But when I started I researched on my weight and what I would need to consume to lose a pound every two weeks. Then I added in just gentle walking starting from a few minutes until I can now walk over half an hour. Then I stuck to it. I add in enough to have chocolate each day if I want it and never say no to anything I want as long as it runs into my calories. I now eat around 1300 a day. The biggest thing I have learnt is weight is not the issue. Things in life get in the way and when you factor losing weight into all the other stresses something has to give and that usually is shown with no loss or gain.
You have to learn first to love yourself and be proud of who you are, realise that it is alright to take time out for yourself and also if you can sit to watch tv you can stand and walk while watching.
You are all amazing wonderful women who carry the world on their shoulders.
So lets make a pact that for the rest of this month and as we go soon into April we will look at ourselves in the mirror each morning and say.
"I am amazing and beautiful inside and outside."
The weight loss will come but loving and being proud of yourself is the first step.
I hope you understand my ramblings.
Love and hugs to all, tina

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good morning
Cathy agree we all metabolise differntly and then there are also the different health issues we all have. Wentto weight watchrs years back with a friend. we ate exactlythe same thing znd she lotx about 5 pounds the first week and i lost a meagre 1. So upsetting. plus dependson exrciseand stress levels and so on. Persevrence girls perseverence.

Vicky itistrue a single prson can afford to to that food system a person with family cannot.

Gorgeous sunrise outside my window. Birds are singing just sfor you all.

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Thanks ladies!

What I do know is that we have each other and your support and encouragement means so much! Somehow we will figure out a way together!

I am reading a very interesting book called "The Calorie Myth" by Jonathan Bailor. I am very intrigued by his viewpoint and I have to say it is refreshing to read something that isn't all about calories. The point that he makes that I agree with is that we are all very different, metabolize differently etc. So how can a set amount of calories work for everyone? He is all about eating quality food (fruits, veggies, lean meat, etc.) and exercising less. Hmm, you got my attention, but I have to read more to understand all of it.

So I am not sure what I think, but a lot of it makes sense. The man spent 10 years reading medical and science journals (1200 of them!) to get the information for his book. Like I said, not sure it will help, but it's worth a try.

BTW, there is a chef that has written a couple of cookbooks that go along with Jonathan's health philosophy, but I am a little skeptical about these cookbooks (which are quite pricey.) I think she is amazing in a lot of ways as she does wonderful photography included in her books, she is wonderfully fun, personable and entertaining and I don't doubt that her food is delicious. But the recipes include some expensive ingredients and xylitol is in so many if not all of them for a sweetener. I did a huge amount of research on sweeteners that are claimed to be natural and/or artificial and what I found wasn't good. Now maybe it works for some people and that is fine, but Xylitol is know to cause cramping and diarrhea in many people. She does warn of that and says to eat it gradually. But what isn't told is that you shouldn't eat Xylitol (and other -itols) for more than 3 years as it can cause cancer (tumors!)

Don't know what you think, and I don't want to down this woman as she is great in many ways, and I think she is on the right track for sure. But I've decided that eating the basic cane sugar is the way to go for now for me. I don't eat that much of it anyway.

I hope all of you are having a great day!

Hugs, Cathy

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Hugs to all

Tina keep us posted and be well.

Becky enjoy your reenactment, sounds like fun!

Georgia enjoy your trip

I am frustrated too Cathy, I keep going up and down the same 2 lbs and I do not know what to do anymore. My Mom decided to go on Nutrisystem. She is a single person who lives alone. You eat their portion controlled meals and snacks. I have never wanted to do something like that though I did do it in my early 20's when Weight Watchers offered a program like this and that was a time that I did lose a nice amount of weight. However, I was single. I wasnt a mother of 2 . I cant see paying for all that food just for me and then making it, PLUS dinner for the kids since they would not be eating that. I exercise 6 days a week. I started doing some weights a couple days a week and I am still not seeing the progress I want. I know it diet. I just dont know what to do. Maybe I can see a nutritionist? I mean I hear all these plans. "Do this where you eat only protein, or do this cleanse where you eat only whole foods, nothing packaged at all." I dont always have the time to prepare all that nor the funds. I dont know I gotta do something cause Im getting really frustrated!

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