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May is over and we are starting our June Cafe! See you there!

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Georgia, I am glad you are liking the new store. :)

Yay for improving health, Cathy!

Vicky, the weekend sounds delightful.

Hugs to all! Sorry if I missed anyone. Exhausted, so off to bed I go.

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Yay Cathy, I am so glad you are feeling better!

It was such a nice time and to know that there will be more nice times had there is wonderful . There were family members of the DH's that had a place by a lake where we would go and visit and I know it probably will not happen anymore now that DH and I are splitting so its nice to know the kids have this place to go and spend with my friends. I think its going to be a memorable summer.

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Cathy so glad your health issues are getting sorted. Are you using the same elimination process for the rest of the family too???
Won't be long now and the kitchen will be complete. You will not know yourself. Sounds so exciting.
Work is busy for me while I sort out the new store. It is a wonderful challenge that I certainly needed right about now. I feel like I am being used to the fullest of my abilities.

Happy days everyone.

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Hugs and Happy thoughts to all!

Tina, so glad you found a good Dr. that you like and is helping you! I found that since I am off all wheat and corn and staying low fat and low sugar I am like a new person. It is helping so much. It takes time and some days are challenging, but for the most part I am so much better in the GI dept. I hope you find what works for you and feel much better soon!

Georgia, so glad you are feeling better. Hope you get some great rest. I am so glad that the new store is working out so well. That is so awesome and you so deserve it!!

Vicky, Becky, Amanda, Dee, and everyone else - hope things are going well for you!

Our kitchen project is still going on and will be for another couple of weeks. They will be painting early in June and then we can put our cabinets back up. YAY! It is really hard to live without the kitchen for so long, but we are so incredibly thankful for the work that is being done. My hubby still has a lot of electrical work to do and doesn't have a lot of time. It will all come together...with time.

If I've learned anything it's that we shouldn't rush the process, but appreciate path we are on and the lessons we are meant to learn along the way.

Hugs to you all! Cathy

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Oh Vicki that sounds like a magical time. Rejuvenation and relaxation. Glad it happened.

The new store is great and I am feeling so much better thank you. Tired every day but a good tired.

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Georgia, hope you are feeling better and things are going well at the new store.

Tina, glad the new doc is working out.

Had a really nice Memorial Day Weekend. Spent some time out with my good friends who have been so great to me and the kids through the divorce process. The one couple got this wonderful campgrounds that they got a trailer at and we spent the day there on Monday It was so much fun they kids had a blast. Fishing and swimming and paddleboating. I had a great time spending time with my kids and their kids! It was great. Was hard to go back to work today.

Now that the weather is finally getting nicer after our brutal winter, and it gets darker later, its tougher to get the kids ready for bed every night. They want to stay up and they want to be done with school. They only have a few weeks left!

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Brain in overdrive to achieve at the new store. Did not sleep well. But did get lots of exercise going up and down stairs yesterday.

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Wishing everyone a terrific Tuesday!

Not much going on here - just crossing things off my to do list. So needed - the next couple of weeks will be insane with tons of extra rehearsals and performances for the boys.

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A very busy and productive day. Looking forward to going back tomorrow for some more.

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g'day all.
Georgia hope you feel better soon. Hope your first day at work goes wonderfully.
Becky love burgers. Have a wonderful day.
Doing some more sorting of Jo's things today. Feeling better each day.
Hugs to all, tina

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Georgia, I hope you are feeling better and your first day in the new store goes well. (And thanks for the comments on my blog.)

Getting ready to BBQ burgers and hot dogs. The way to spend Memorial Day!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Have had such terrible muscular pains from having restarted my walking. Had me in agony most of the day yesterday. It took half way through the night to figure out it was when I was pushing my mum in the wheelchair on Friday that I have caused myself this pain. I am hoping it goes soon - it almost as bad as childbirth at times.
I am persevering though and going for my walks as I cannot stop the momentum - or I will use this as an excuse to give up again.

On a positive today is Day 1 at the new store. Finally....

Have a wonderful day everyone.


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I am so glad you got to this new doctor, Tina!

Hugs to all. I will spend the holiday today working in my yards. :)

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He is ever Merciful.

So very pleased Tina. so very pleased.

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G'day all.
Been to doctors. This is a new one and will continue to go to him, even having my records sent from the other place.
Had come off the asprin when I had the massive bleed and asked him about it and he told me I shouldn't be on it when I have Diverticular disease. My old doctor never told me that.
He was also amazed that my bloods were perfect. Not even one point out of sync. He was also impressed when I told him I had lost 62kg over the last 3 and a half years when my old doctor told me it was impossible.
I was also supposed to get checked for gluten intolerance after my colonoscopy but doctor never mentioned it.
So basically I can have a caeliac test done but if I do I have to eat gluten and that makes me sick so he said that if I treat myself as a caeliac most of the symptoms will disappear. And undiagnosed gluten intolerance can cause diverticulitis.
He wants to see me in a couple of weeks after he gets my paperwork from the other doctor and if I am okay then all good but he wants me to have another colonoscopy sometime this year just to check and make sure everything is still okay.
For the first time in ages I feel better.
Thanks for all your prayers.
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Tina that is a disgrace. What sort of people are they and they look after people needing help. Says a lot about them. We love you, we pray for you and the others just don't count.
Not long now till the doctor gives you some answers. Big hugs coming to the west.

Have just been for a walk. Our weather is very balmy and warm again. Unheard of for this time of year. Just taking it in before the cold sets in agian.

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G'day all and thankyou for your prayers.
Hopefully Doctor can give me some more answers.
Felt sad though. Have been off work for two weeks and not one person at work contacted me to see if I was okay. Feeling very dispensable at the moment.
Maybe time for a change.
hugs to all for a great week.
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Hugs and prayers for all!

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Oh Tina!!! Thinking of you and praying you get some answers and feel better soon.

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Prayers Tina. Hope dr has some answers for you.

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G'day all.
I am sorry I haven't been on much. Been quite sick and have hardly been doing anything. In a lot of pain but hopefully tomorrow a visit to the doctor will give me some clues. After a hemorrhage with my diverticulitis and now thinking I have caeliac is not fun.
But trying to keep moving even though the scales are not.
Love you all and talk to you soon. Hugs, tina

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Gosh it is a tough one.I was lucky with my ex's family - half were on my side and one or two were vindictive.

Good luck with it all.

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He doesnt have mandated supervised visitation, and because the divorce is pending it will be difficult to change the order until that goes through. I can just force him to be supervised and he can be mad about it. I dont know if his family knows and dont know if they want to know. Im not sure if I go to them with it, that they will take it to heart or just think Im being vindictive. I dont know Its troubling I know!

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Vicki I hope he has supervised visits with Rianna. He worries me with his behaviour. What does his family think and do to help him? All sounds a bit odd. Glad you had some "me" time. We all need it.

I had a lovely relaxing day yesterday and I even went for a walk which is the first time for a long long time. Hoping to repeat it this morning when the sun finally gets up.

Have a happy day everyone.

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Had a nice night out with some Mom friends of mine. It was well needed Ive been stressed out lately. Things been getting to me alot and been getting so snappy. Hope to have a nice 3 day weekend to try and get out of that funk.

DH spent some time with Rianna last night, Bryan didn't feel like it and Im not forcing it. He is really starting to aggravate me. Im getting to the point where I want to force him to get a drug test. I know he's been out of work a couple of weeks but its not like he's been out for months. Well he tells my daughter last night that he sold his bed to get money for his "bills" that worries me. I know he isn't good with money but I cant see him being that bad off for only being out of work 2 weeks. Unless he's been bad managing his money all along. Im worried he sold it to get pills. Its really scary! I doubt I can prove it though. Ugh! Oh well I will figure it out and take a day at a time.

Hope everyone is well!

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Big hugs to all.

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Nice to see you, Dee! Totally understand - dragging a bit here, too. I wonder if we can only be "on" so long, then we must downshift.

Georgia, good luck in your new store,

Vicky, hang in there.

Caddy's appointment went well. Our neighbor (the husband of the one with cancer) had given him a bit of a pep talk as he drove the boys to school yesterday morning. Then he enjoyed talking to Dr. K. Today was a very positive day. :)

Hugs to all!

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I feel the same way. Ive been going like all the time and the kids have been getting to bed later cause its lighter during the day and they want to plat more . By the time I get them in bed its 10pm and I want that time for myself to unwind but I just crash! Will post more tomorrow but Im too tired! emoticon Hugs to all!!! emoticon

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Georgia, I'm not sure what it is either. Thinking it's a combination of everythingwork, family, household, and feeling like there isn't any time left for me to just be..

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

Me, just hanging in there. Have to work a combination of early and late starting shifts this weekend so not sure how much checking in I will be able to do.


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Dee I feel the same. Just don't know why I cannot get my act together. No exercise and food is just ok but leaning to the excessive side of calories.

Is is middle age, is it working too much, is it........????? who can tell me??? Each day I start over.

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Vicky, continue to do what you need to for you and your children. Sounds like your STBX is playing games.

Becky, do hope the appt goes well sounds like the timing is good for Caddy.

Georgia, hope your last day goes well.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Forced myself to get some exercise in today. I have not been motivated to do any lately nor to get on the computer. Feel like I'm dragging and don't want to drag others down with me

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Vicki my ex stopped working when we separated so he did not have to pay maintenance. Never worked a day again after that. He was ordered to pay $5 a month for 2 kids. Really sucked as he never paid a cent.

Becky hope Caddy is feeling better now. I find if the wind is blowing or there is a full moon there will be issues with many people. Hope that is all it is.

Today is my last day at this store and am looking forward to challenges next week.

Hugs to all

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Hi! Nothing much to report here. Caddy was really agitated today. I am so glad that he happens to have an appointment with his therapist after school - the timing could not have been better. :)

Hugs to all!

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How is everyone doing? Hopefully well. Took a mental health day today. Well mostly because they kids had weird timed doc appts and it seemed crazy to try and come in late and go home early so I just took the day. Hope to get some stuff done. Not much going on here. Not much on the ex front just the same status quo crap that makes no sense about his "illness" and his lack of being able to work. Just wanted to check in wasn't getting notifications so wanted to check in!

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Half way there Cathy. Hang in there.

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Hugs to all!

The kitchen ceiling project is still going on. I am so thankful that it is being done, but it is a long process and hard to have the kitchen so torn up. The mess and change is really hard on the kids. We will get through and the end result will be amazing.

Stay super busy and so haven't been on SP a lot.

Stay safe Becky!

Sorry about the loss Georgia. So sad.

Vicky, stay strong and safe.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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It is so hard to endure all that nature has to offer. Hope your friends are safe. You are achieving so much Becky - great to hear.

Have had an exhausting mental week with training staff and trying to sort out rosters for the new store. Glad to have a day off to day to go for a drive with DH. Need the fresh air and away from routine.

Happy days everyone.

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Hugs to all! Sending prayers for those who need them.

I got a lot done during the quiet day here yesterday. Getting more calls and such squeezed in before a couple meetings at my youngest son's school today. I cleaned the house and prepared for possible guests at 9 last night - DH's business partner lives in between a couple of the worst fires currently burning in the San Diego area. His family (3 adults, a kid, and a dog) might have to stay with us for a bit if the winds shift direction. DH is down there to help them just in case. Two other friends had to evacuate - homes in their neighborhoods burned, but we haven't heard about theirs yet. Scary and sad.


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So much sadness and tragedy out there, hugs and prayers to all. love you...

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Vicky, another Spark buddy has posted a link to the mom's blog on FB a couple days ago. I had checked for an update this morning - mushy have been too soon. So very sad. :(

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so sorry to hear about the loss of loved ones and friends. very sad. Were also also dealing with one here in our community. There was this little boy, who was a twin, who lost his battle with an aggressive brain cancer and tumor. He was only 5yrs old. Our local community rallied around his family and this little boy and its so heartbreaking to hear of his passing. I gave my kiddos extra hugs tonight.
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I had it out with the STBX today. I told him that I do not believe his recent sotry about his medical condition. I cause his posting on Facebook that he was trying to buy pain pills from a friend. I confronted him without telling him how I knew. I told him from now on he is not seeing the kids without supervision. No alone time. Right now , since the divorce is pending I cannot petition in family court to have the visitation changed. I would have to have my lawyer file a motion which would cost me more money I do not have. So right now I run the risk of him trying to take me to court for violating the visits, but if he does I'll throw them my proof. Never a dull moment.

Slowly running out of my excess money from taxes since I used alot to pay off bills that I was way behind on. I will do what I can to make ends meet Take it day by day as always. As long as the important bills are paid that is all that matters.

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Thanks Becky.

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I am so sorry, Georgia. Hugs and prayers.

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Becky so nice that you have some alone time. It is precious.

Last night within 5 minutes found out that DH's aunt passed away and the mother of a friend of mine. How sad - spent all night tossing and turning and thinking of their families.

Sad....

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Happy Wednesday! DH left for 3 days at the studio, boys are in school, Mum is at her classes (line dancing and crochet) - time to get a lot done around here in the peace and quiet!

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Becky great news for Caddy and his meeting. We do things (comic books) that we do not enjoy just to see the pleasure on our children's face.

Vicky glad you had a nice mothers day.

Cathy well done on the wheat connection. Shame that those boys of yours keep causing you so much grief. I wish I could hug you. You are a great mother and they are just using you for their benefit. It does not help that toxic ex is putting thoughts into their head. I wish I could say it gets easier but alas I cannot.

Counting down the days to my new store. Time has come for a change and I can see that I have made the right choice to go.

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Cathy, great news on the weight loss. So glad you figured out the wheat connection.

Vicky, I agree - being with my kids was all I wanted on Mother's Day. We spent the morning in a big comic book store in Los Angeles - not my thing, but I didn't care.

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Glad everyone had a blessed day...you so deserve it!

Becky, that is wonderful news regarding the IEP for your DS! YAY!!

We have had an unbelievable 4 inches of rain in 2 days. Things are pretty flooded, but we are fine. I had just finished the lawn an hour before the heavens let loose on Sunday! It was unbelievable the way the rain was coming down and you couldn't see. The humidity was so bad, but I needed to get some of the stuff out of my garage to through in the dumpster we have while they are doing work in our kitchen. My hubby helped a little. It was not a good day as my older two boys decided that I am just not a good mom and the oldest had "other plans" and the other couldn't even bring himself to say "Happy Mother's Day." He wanted to be a part of the going out to eat though. As it ended up, we couldn't go as the rain was so bad. I didn't care at that point. I just cried. Then I found out they dragged their father into it (my ex) and he just mocked me.

My younger ones were sweet and Josiah made breakfast and coffee for me. Jenna and Josiah made cards and my dear Kelsa was just her sweet self. I am shattered, but God loves the broken and find comfort in Him.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day...

I've lost another pound...shock...YAY!! So that's over 10 pounds lost since I went off wheat! YAY! No more wheat!!

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Had a very nice Mother's Day! Was with my children and thats all that matters. Was a busy day and today was no exception so I think Im gonna call it a night!
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We had Caddy's IEP meeting today. It went really well. He won't have to take a zero period next year - they let him out of Directed Learning Strategies (resource) because he is doing well academically and toward meeting his social and emotional goals. Plus, he argued that since he will do yoga for PE, that will be like his resource class because he will work on mindfulness and relaxation strategies in addition to stretching. :) He will check in with the resource teacher about once every 2 weeks during student choice tutorial time, attend Monday lunch bunch, and go see his case carrier if he has any problems. We are pleased with the outcome of his meeting.

Sending hugs to all. Wishing you a wonderful week! Still hoping I will be able to check in more regularly and respond more personally to everyone's posts. Someday!

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Hoping today is a nice day for all. Nothing much happening - just routine. Hugs

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HI All,

Becky, glad you all were able to get away for a bit.

Georgia and Cathy, glad you had a nice Mother's Day also.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Off today so slept in a bit, then had breakfast, and now Sparking and doing FB while I can.


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So glad you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. You deserve it.
Hope today is very good as well.

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Hope you all had a wonderful mother;'s day as I did. Now back to routine etc.

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Happy Mother's Day! We got back this afternoon from our quick trip to Los Angeles. It was exquisite to be away, just the 4 of us. :) Gotta get ready for the week now, so no time to catch up. Sending hugs to all!

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HI All, hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Happy Mother's Day to All!! emoticon

me, hanging in there. nothing much new here. had an early shift so Sparking while I can. planning on getting Chinese food for dinner, dd will pick it up on her way home from work. so no cooking or dishes.LOL!

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Sorry, all. Still crazy here. Sending hugs to all.

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HI All,

Cathy, so glad the ceiling is being done for you. What a wonderful thing they are doing.

Vicky, a small gift is appropriate as you have been a part of her life for some time now. Hopefully things will not be said in front of your children while they are there.

Georgia, hope your shift goes quickly. I hear ya on the restless legs.

Tina, glad things are coming together for you with the different rooms of the house.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. Today is my dd's 25th birthday so we took her out for lunch/dinner and had a nice dessert afterwards while she opened her presents. Hard to believe so much time has passed but it seems to be flying by.


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G'day all.
Cathy so glad things are moving with your ceiling. It is such a blessing for you and you deserve it.
Georgia enjoy your time before your move with those you work with. So glad it worked out for you.
Vicky I think a small gift is appropriate. If your son is like mine he will tell you everything that goes on anyway so if something is said you will know about it. Prayers for you and the kids.
Dee prayers you make the right decision about your work and that you have a great weekend.
Well my spare room is sort of finished but at least my back room is clear of most of the clutter. A good vacuum this morning and then I am going to do something I very rarely do, sit for a while until time to pick up the kids. Try to slow my mind down a little.
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Vicki I think it is a good idea to get a small gift. It is not her fault and at the end of the day they are still cousins with the children. I am still in contact with all my nieces and nephews of my ex.
I only have 2 more weeks to go and then I start at my new store. Looking forward to the new chapter of my life.

Have had a very busy week at work and last night I could not sleep as my legs were over active and the rest of me ached.

3 days off now and a lot of social activities this weekend.

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Hello everyone.

Wow Cathy that is great news on the ceiling help.

Georgia, are things good at work?

Dee, things kids are doing good. My daughter is adjusting better tonthebfact that mom and dad are going to do things separate with her. This weekend will be interesting. My niece, well DH's niece soon, is having her communion. DH wants to take the kids. I told him he could if they want to go, but he of course cannot drive them. I'm worried about if things will be said. I know my soon to be ex sis and bro in law blame me for everything and if my son overheard anything being said he would speak out, appropriate or not. I hope there is no drama. I'd like to get my niece a small gift too. It's not her fault her uncle and I are getting divorced. Or should I not?
Ugh!

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Wonderful news Cathy.

Waving hi to Dee, Tina Becky and everyone else. Just off to work now for night shift.

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Thanks my wonderful friends!

Everyday I feel a little better. My GI is much better, but I am still stiff, sore and have brain fog. Another week and hopefully I'll be back to normal.

The guys from church came and started to tear down the ceiling...what a mess! But I am so incredibly thankful and still beside myself that they would do this for us. They will be back very early on Saturday morning to finish tear down and then put up the drywall. Then they will come back the next Saturday to do mudding and taping and so on until they finish.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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Georgia, emoticon on getting the promotion and transfer!!

Tina, sounds like your games room is coming along nicely. Glad you figured out what was causing your plateau.

Cathy, I agree with Georgia, try to flush out the wheat with liquids. Hoping this helps.

Vicky, how are you and the kids doing with all that is happening?

Everyone Else, hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Still up in the air about my job.stress and such is causing me to question whether I should stay or look elsewhere.


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Hello all!

Cathy hope that wheat gets out of your system soon and you feel better!

Tina I hear ya on making sure you don't eat too little. Its something that I have done in the past and wondered why I wasn't losing. Then I upped my calories a bit and started dropping lbs. Im really trying to stick to tracking my calories on either Spark or MyFitnessPal.

Feeling really tired lately. I hope Im not coming down with something!

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G'day all.
Dee hope you get some cooling rain soon. We are back to dry again.
Georgia woo hoo on your promotion. The door was opened and walk through knowing you are meant to be there. So happy for you.
Cathy I am the same now. If I eat something not right for me I suffer for days. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Well I have pulled and tugged and sorted and lifted and now about 80% of the room is done. Was actually able to sit down in our games room last night and watch tv which I haven't been able to do since Sunday.
BTW I have been on a plateau since Christmas and just didn't understand why. So I started counting calories and I was eating around 400 too less. Had a real Duh moment. Have upped my calories and finally I am starting to lose again. Finally back to my 60kg loss and hopefully heading down to 61.
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Cathy flush it our with lots of water and maybe some fresh fruit. I know what you mean though. I try to avoid certain foods and when you accidentally have it . wow you sure notice it. Only a couple of days dear friend and it will be gone.

I am excited and sad at the same time as I love the team I am with now. But if you do not make the effort for progress these days it just does not happen. Gone are those days of waiting for promotion. You have to fight for it now.

Nicer morning with a return to normal temps. Still cool but not cold.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

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Tina, I am wishing you a wonderful day today!!

Georgia, what wonderful news!! Such an answer to prayer! We will just believe that it will all work out great for you!

I have a busy day ahead with our reading therapy early, then clearing out the rest of our pantry cabinets.

Dee, sounds really warm by you. Hope you get some rest and feel energized soon.

I mistakenly ate some wheat and it is really messing with my GI. Even though it was a small amount of wheat and I have no intention of eating wheat, I have been so busy I just forgot about the wheat that was in the recipe. Never do that again! Being wheat free has made such a difference for me...this just further reminds me, although I didn't need this kind of reminder! sigh

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Good news ladies I got my transfer. I hope I have made the right decision. I put it in God's hands and it fell into place. So I am taking this as a positive.

Tina hope the desk looks good now that it is finished.

Vicki good news on the STBX signing.

Dee I wish I has some rain to send. Dry as a bone again already.

Hugs to all.

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emoticon Ally, nice to meet you. Hope you will enjoy our group as much as we have.

Georgia and Tina, I envy your bit of rain. Here in our part of Texas it hasn't rained for a while and we are getting 80-90+ temps each day. Mowed our yard last Monday and the backyard has this cracks in it from being so dry.

Cathy, I agree with Georgia. Let the folks from church come and help you out. You have given so much of yourself to so many in addition to what you do on a daily basis for your own family and us here in the Cafe.

Becky, sounds like a hectic Grad planning day. Hope they all go smoothly.

Vicky, Hoping all continues to go well. HUGS!

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Nothing much new heresame old, same old. Working and trying to find some energybeen so tired lately..


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Tired tonight. Just buzzing in. Wanted to let you know that the STBX signed the affidavit saying that he would go forward with the divorce uncontested. Let's hope it stays that way.

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G'day all.
Becky you are always so busy. Hope you find time for a breather now and then.
Georgia we got a little rain but now it has again vanished. We need so much more before summer. Prayers for the right thing for this job.
Cathy if you don't have many you could stick them to a coffee table or something like that. It looks really nice and is a functional piece. So glad you are getting the kitchen sorted. Would love to live so close to nature instead of neighbours.
More sorting today. Hopefully I will get my cot desk finished today and then I can put some things on it. Should be a wonderful day.
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Tina I so glad you dad is near and that everything is working out with your sisters in regards to him.
We are not getting rain but just enduring this cold snap. Too early in the season for it.

Becky hope you are having a great day.

Cathy - great finds in the forest walk. I think when the good Lord send a good thing your way ( repairs to the kitchen) you must think of it as He has seen your struggle and has made this possible. He is helping those in need in His own way. Also the people that are doing the work are feeling pretty good about helping God achieve his aims.

Win -win all around.

Still now word on the transfer but I did not expect anything so soon as much is going on at the moment. Patience and also I have placed the matter in God's Hands. If it is to be He will make it happen if it isn't meant to be then so be it.

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Welcome Ally! emoticon Glad to have you here!

Tina, sounds like you have been very busy. Glad your dad is nearby and things are working out.

Becky, glad you made it through all the graduation festivities! Sounds so hot where you are! But I bet it is nice to be in sunny weather.

Georgia, how is the job going? Any word on the transfer?

Vicky, sounds like you had a great night with friends.

Hoping all of you are doing very well.

I am staying very busy here. Went out exploring with the girls yesterday. There is a forested area behind our yard and whoever lived her before used to dump all kinds of stuff. We have carefully been "treasure hunting" over the years and picking up all the glass that was dumped. It is amazing what people throw away right where they live! Sad really. Anyway I just happen to find a bunch of tile (for bathroom floor probably) that was in perfect condition. The more we dug, the more we found. Hard job with all the broken glass. I don't know if we can use the tile, but the girls had a lot of fun. That's all that matters.

We also have a huge kitchen project that has me beat. I have been emptying all the cabinets as our church construction ministry is coming in to help us finish the ceiling that is in need of replacing. It will be a very messing job that will take a month of Saturdays or so to finish. I am so thankful as these guys volunteer their time to help others. I still have a hard time with it as their are so many others out there that have a lot tougher lives and need help.

Anyway, that is what is going on here. I am so sore from all the moving and overwhelmed with finding places to put things and still use the kitchen. It will all work out.

Hugs to all of you! Cathy

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G'day all.
Georgia my dad is loving the new place. He has already got roller shutter put on the windows, a garage door is going on next week, aircon put in, and he has put up shelves in his study and in his brick shed. He is safe and only five minutes away from me. We have control over the mortgage and my sisters have been so consistent with paying their share. And the good thing is whenever dad goes hubby and I have the say in whether we sell or rent out. They all agreed on that which sets my mind at ease. Just glad he is here with us where we can watch out for him. Will be busy sorting for the next few days but I guess it is good exercise. Hope you find some time to get outside before the rain sets in.
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Tina I love how you have a great system happening there. How is your dad? Is he settled in the new home?

It is nice to have the cold and I wish I could enjoy more of it outdoors than stuck at work all the time. Maybe this weekend.

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G'day all.
After a long hot summer we finally have some rain. Yay. My garden will love it. It's cold but going to be busy so will warm up nicely.
Vicky glad everything was okay and you had a lovely weekend.
Becky I hope you felt okay to have a walk and congratulations. Now a new chapter in your life begins.
Georgia I love the cold more than the hot. Keeps me moving.
Have started sorting out our spare room. So much in there that was my stepmums that came from Dads so figured the best way to sort it is by totally emptying the room and then take in one thing at a time. Am half way through making my cot desk so when hopefully can get that finished today so I can bring that in and put my craft things on.
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I bet you are glad it is all over. Have a good rest. The walk may re energise you.

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Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the team, Ally!

I survived 12 hours of graduation events yesterday. Totally worn out today - supposed to walk with my buddy in a couple hours but may need to cancel.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Welcome Ally and it is nice to have you here. Look forward to getting to know you.

Vicki good move on sending her to MIL's place.

Tina a very coild day already and I had such a busy day selling winter wear today. Madness.

Glad to be home and making a beautiful Sweet Beef Curry for dinner. Yummmmm.....

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Hey everyone. I wasn't getting notifications. Hope everyone is well.

Bryan is away for the weekend. He went to a Teen Rally with the Y. I had a nice night out with some friends last night. Rianna and I had a nice morning and afternoon together. She is with her dad now. I was nice enought to drive her to see him but in the condition he could not be alone with her. So they are at his mothers.

Tomorrow we are going to my good friends granddaughters 1st birthday. Should be a nice time.

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G'day all.
Georgia I love sunsets. It closes a day so nicely, even a difficult one and gives us promise of an even better day tomorrow.
Becky it is brrrr here so will send you a few cool breezes. More time on your hands sounds wonderful.
Hi Ally and welcome to our little corner of cyberspace. Will go and check your intro next. I am a British girl that has resided in Australia since I was seven. Hope you can stay awhile and visit.
Had a lovely day yesterday with my Great nephews first birthday. One of my sisters was there that has lost a lot of weight on Lite and Easy and gave me some motivation to shift the last of my weight. I always wanted to do it on my own and so far I have. So happy for her but really want to finish this journey by learning what to eat, how much and also about more exercise.
Off for a shower and to start my day.
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Hi, y'all! I'm Ally, new member. My full info is on the introductions thread. :)

I'm actually not a NEW new member. I lost a LOT of weight with SP before but I've been gone for years and couldn't dig up my log in. I can't say I'm enthused about the changes. The layout is a little hard to read and WOWZA there are a lot of adds now! I wish there were some kind of premium account with no adds. I'd pay for it, no question. I love the SP community and have gotten a lot out of it before but this is hard to deal with. I have six adds on this page right now and two have animations. Woah.

Ahem. That aside- hailing from Germany here. We're also cold and rainy- yuck! We had some beautiful 70 degree sunshiny days and I hope we get a few more... especially this week as I'm on vacation! Right now I'm struggling with my own motivation. I used to love racking up the fitness minutes on here so I'm hoping that will help. I just have to learn not to hold myself to the standards I used to. Last time I really had big success in getting fit I was exercising an hour a day! If I did that now as a full time working mom with a 3 year old well... I don't know WHEN I'd do it! Slow but steady needs to be my new motto. Working on motivation for that strategy.

I look forward to chatting with you all!


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Tina and Becky even colder predicted for tomorrow. I had a busy day at work with everyone buying winter gear.
No rain - all gone.
Gorgeous pink sunset.

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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I wish it were cold and rainy here! 100 today. Winds have finally died down. Tomorrow might only be in the 80's. Prediction is 60's at the beginning of next week but heat returning midweek. Blech! I really need to live in Ireland or at least the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington). Hard to believe I am a Southern California native - I hate heat, and I burn quickly even with SPF 30 on.

Grades were done and submitted at 8p tonight. Woo hoo! I will be gone 8a to 8p tomorrow for graduation, then I can relax a little. :)

Hi and hugs to all. I am looking forward to being able to keep up here more.


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G'day all.
It's cold here too. Lots of small busies to do this morning before 1st birthday party at 12 then work at three Glad it is not going to rain.
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Cold her this morning as a cold front has moved in from Antarctica. Tomorrow will be very cold.
Back to wok - hugs to all.

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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The rain is here to stay and photo shoot cancelled. Not complaining just lying back reading a book on such a fine day. Soon get my butt of f the chair and some cycling I think.

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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Hugs to all! I am almost done with grades - hopefully by tomorrow afternoon. Then "summer schedule" starts - lots of daytime meetings next week, but evenings home with my guys. :)

We can all find our motivation, get back to losing. Together we will do it!

I am not sure about the new format yet. I definitely don't like it on my iPad, but it isn't as annoying on my computer. Maybe I just need to get used to it.

Wishing everyone a fabulous Thursday and Friday!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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G'day all.
Have just lost my post in cyberspace.
Becky we can get this. A plateau is just a place where we can look back and see where we have been and look forward to what we can lose. I am ready to get off mine.
Suzanne taking one day at a time is all we can do. Your weight will fall. We believe in you. And getting healthy is what is important.
Georgia I hope the rain stays away for you.
Cathy I wish I had your energy.
Finally finished painting the hall. Now to sponge the wall today and I can finally put the painting things away until it starts to warm up again.
hugs to all,t ina

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Yes ladies I agree - why change something that was working beautifully.
Cathy well done on the punching bag. Great stress release.

Suzanne I think we all have favourite things from the side bar and now that it is missing is frustrating to say the least.

Raining this morning and we are supposed to be going on a photo shoot. We shall what happens when the sun gets up.

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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Hi, everyone. The thing I miss most about this new format is that I can't see a list of blogs written by our teammates. It makes things very hard to find.

I'm feeling discouraged. I didn't lose a pound all of April. Stayed exactly the same. My husband says I need to look on the positive side and say that I didn't gain anything. I guess that's true, but staying the same isn't where I want to be.

Thanks for listening! I've been really busy substitute-teaching these last few weeks, so I have dropped off the cafe. I hope you're all doing well!

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Good May Morning Ladies!

There are many unhappy people about the new format. Especially those with reading and vision issues! And many people are not happy about the "status" section that takes up a huge portion at the top of the team page. They have said that we don't need to copy social media (like FB) to be successful and I would agree. We shall see what happens.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

I did some mowing yesterday and then clean out a bunch of cabinets yesterday. Did a little punching on the heavy bag yesterday as well and am feeling it. That is a good thing.

Trying to do something everyday that just keeps me positive. Being with all of you really helps.

Hugs, Cathy

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I do not like the new format much either.

Motivational sounds good to me. I could use a booster shot of motivation.

Tina I hear you. I think we have all been going through some terrible issues of late and need something to get us going.

Dee I have to wait until next week to hear whether or not they will let me go. The State manager is on leave and returns next week.

Cathy, Becky, Vicki, and everyone else this pea brain has not remember hang in there be strong and together we shall over come.

I love this family I have here in this cafe.

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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I agree ! Motivation is sorely needed right now. My weight has stalled for a couple months, too. I want to feel confident in my swimsuit and shorts this summer. Time to kick it into gear again!

Becky, aka "Irish"

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G'day all.
Really could do with a huge amount of motivation at the moment. My weight has stalled since Christmas and I am so over it. Have decided now that the scales must go and I am just going to concentrate on eating healthier and move more. Had so much sickness lately and sadness I just think being healthy for me is the most important. Want to come here more often as life has really got in the way.
You are all awesome and I want to motivate and be motivated.
hugs, tina

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Hi Everyone! For some of us, like Georgia and Tina, it is already May! So I am starting the May Cafe today in honor of them as they are such lovely supportive ladies on our team!

I chose Motivational as I want to encourage all of us to motivate each other to be healthy and really do what it takes to eat healthy and exercise. For each of us this may look very different. But motivation is really what gets us moving. What is it that works for you? Is it a reward you can look forward to, like Tina works towards her Pandora charms as she reaches a goal weight. Or is it a special "me time" just for you? Is it hearing kind words or doing something for others that motivates you to help yourself take care of you?

Whatever it may be let's encourage each other to be motivated to get up and move, choose healthy foods and healthy choices.

You are all amazing!!

By the way, what does everyone think of the new format on our team threads and Team page?

Hugs to all, Cathy

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