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Please join me in Fabulous Febrary cafe. Hope it is ok Cathy to start the new thread.

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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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Amy I am on a on a very low calorie and carb diet. It is hard the first couple of days but to be honest I am surviving. I have special drops I take to limit my appetite but I have lost 10 kgs or 22 pounds in the last few months.
I have rice crackers (12 of them) for my snacks. I am limited to apples, oranges, strawberries and grapefruits for fruit. I can have salads and veges and a small portion of meats daily. Some days are harder than others but you can do it. I would say instead of having the whole jelly doughnut have a bite only ( a small bite and savour it.)
Your spark tracker will make things challenging. I do some strange things to get my steps in. eg. When folding the laundry I walk around the table after 3 garments. At night it is not unusual for me to walk around the house to get some extra steps in during ads on tv.

We are here for you and you can do it.

Dee I am going to do the cleaning tomorrow. Today is mum's shopping day and to top it off an election so have to fit that in too.

Days are getting shorter.....not happy about that.

Hugs to all and remember you can only do your best in each day so that is the best we can do. Love you 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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Morning All, sending emoticon and emoticon to All who need them.

Amy, I also dislike being cold. Stay strong on the wheat free 60 card diet your OB put you on. You can do anything you set your mind too.

Becky, Cathy, Georgia, and Everyone Else, do hope all is well in your world.

me, today is my day off..so will be spending part of it running errands with the family as my dd also has off. then hoping to get some cleaning/decluttering done in my bedroom as it is sorely needed.

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Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone!
Its a good Friday indeed cause I finally got my monthly bonus back!
Sad that my employer wants quantity over quality but such is life.

Yesterday they sent me to a different office to work to fill in for someone and it was a frozen tundra to say the least. I hate a small heater at my feet, a sweater and I was still cold. I am hot all the time because of my hysterectomy five years ago throwing me into early menopause. So it was cold!

This week has had it's blessings and not so blessings if that makes sense.
First I went to the OB because I have swollen breasts and they itch and burn. She looked at them (not examined them) and determined nothing wrong that I am just overweight. (seriously I paid her to tell me something I already know) She put me on a wheat free 60 carb a day diet. I agreed to try it for a month. Well Wheat free hasn't been to difficult but 60 carbs has! I am trying but I just am not sure I will make it.
Then a co-worker brought in donuts this morning sometimes I hate people! Her heart was in the right place. Also Fat Tuesday is nearing so here in Toledo, OH we have what they call Packzi's (punchkeys) they are basically jelly donuts but are an old Polish tradition. My husband buys them all month and loves them. Of course so do I and now I have to watch them eat them. Is it a wonder I'm overweight!
One of my friends had a baby yesterday it's her fourth she has three girls and this is the boy. That induced her two week early due to leaking amniotic fluid and then the baby quit moving. He was born last night and has fluid on his lungs so now is in peds icu. Prayers for Brianna and her little one she lost her last one in the seventh month and this would crush her to lose another one. She did a fund raiser last year for me for my Rachel to get Hyperbaric chamber treatment. She is a wonderful person and christian woman whom I adore.
So to end the week my mum is taking me to Victoria Secrets to get me measured and fitted for some new bras. It's my birthday gift from her. I am kind of excited but apprehensive because I am not sure I can allow someone to spend that kind of money on me.
To end this little novel for the week I got my spark activity tracker and have been using it. sad to see how few step I take so I am getting an exercise bike to bust into higher gear.

Have a good weekend all
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love you all and sending hugs.....batteries....energy too.

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 and prayers for all. Sounds like a lot of good energy is needed here!

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Good morning dear friends
Sitting here so early in the morning and I am listening to some old songs that are relaxing.

Becky I am glad your garden looks good. I am hoping the weather is cool enough on the weekend for me to do the same. Sending some energy batteries.

Cathy what a shame you do not live near me as I have a friend with a riding school. She would be so good with Kelsa. Sending rose coloured glasses to help Jenna (they are supposed to help with dyslexia).

Oh Amy maybe when you get the new house a happier better job will also turn up for you.
Sending happy positive vibes your way.

I am so exhausted this week. Cannot renew my energy - had a relaxing albeit painful remedial masssage yesterday. Has helped ease the pain.

Waving hi to everyone - Dee, Tina, Starr, and everyone else I have managed to forget.

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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1/27/15 2:18 P

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Happy Tuesday everyone!
No we are not getting the snow in Ohio thankfully! Cold is enough for me thanks.

Cathy I am so sorry your babies are struggling, prayers and hugs.

Tomorrow I am going to my OB, I have been experiencing breast pain, irritation and itching so I decided I better go. It will most likely be nothing but it will be peace of mind. My hubby is a bit freaked out however. I told him he is not allowed to freak how that's my job.

Work is slow and changes are continual, they are talking about relocating us now as we are in a building with a medical college and they want our office space. So who knows where they will send us. I wanted it to be home but alas my wishes are not listened to right.
Well except by all of you and GOD.

So anyway back to the grind
talk later - stay warm if your cold and cool if your warm.
I hotflash so fan on windows open!

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Becky, I wish we did get all that snow, but that is me! I love the snow and lots of it. I do know it is very challenging and dangerous to drive in. So I hope that everyone is safe as well.

Just flying through as we have our reading session for Jenna. It is so hard for her as Dyslexia affects all areas of learning and more. She is really struggling with math/memory issues right now. She gets so frustrated with it and melts down or hits herself. She is a great girl, progress is slow, but I am so proud of how hard she works.

Kelsa is still struggling with the loss of her trainer. Today she just started getting so angry with stuff. I knew why. I told her to let it out, just cry and she did. Then she has this beautiful white horse that she loves and she just carries it with her everywhere. It is a comfort of sorts.

Hope everyone is having a good day. You deserve it!

Hugs, Cathy

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Was anyone affected by the big storm in the Northeast of the US? I hope everything is ok. We got some lovely rain yesterday - went from cloudy and 70 at 6 a.m to sunny and 81 at noon to raining heavily and 58 at 4 p.m. Interesting day here, but not tough like in that snow and wind!

Sorry I haven't been around. Totally wiped out after tackling the rose garden on Sunday (looks amazing now - lavender and butterfly bushes all trimmed back neatly, too), then getting through an 18 hour day yesterday. Off to run errands now - grocery stores, etc.

Hugs to all!

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I would agree with both of you however my nephew watches her a lot but she does do that a lot when he watches her. I think she gets upset when I leave her I try to explain it to her and she likes her cousin and her brother is always there. Actually she acts like she could care less most times but I know she is emotionally very attached to me.


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Amy I tend to agree with Cathy. Emotional "dumping". I know if I am going to something that is going to be stressful I have an upset tummy. Glad you enjoyed your trip though.

Cathy enjoy your day.

My whole body is still aching from helping unpack at my sons new apartment. I have to go to a massage today as the pain is unbearable. What we do for our kids...

Love you all and praying for good things to come your way.

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!

Amy, I wonder if your dear Rachel was anxious and that caused the "bowel dumping." It is an actual condition when the body feels anxious or stressed. I am glad you had a great weekend. Sorry about the house falling through. As you always say, "chin up!" I know you will find just the right house for you and in God's timing. Don't you love that? sigh

Tina, hope you are doing okay. I know it is trying time, but you are so strong!! Hugs!

Sending hugs and prayers to all. Gotta run to do school.

Hugs, Cathy

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Good morning all and Happy Monday
I had a pretty good weekend, my hubby and I went on a bus trip to Detroit, MI to their greektown casino Saturday. It was very smoky and loud an autism nightmare! I am not autistic but it bothered even me.
Rachel in turn gave our nephew five poops while we were gone. He sent me a text and said this has got to stop. I felt bad I have no idea why she was going so much. She for the most part cleans herself up but you still have to aid and make sure she doesnt make a mess.
My son is really feeling the repercussions of his actions last week. No friends over the weekend and going no where. He still played his video games though.
Tina my dear my heart aches for you hugs and prayers I hope your girl is ok. Chin up! You are a beacon of light to me and even if you dont realize it you are a strong woman!
I made some homemade laundry soap yesterday it supposed to be enough for an entire year. Cost me $25 we shall see how long it lasts Rachel dirties a lot of laundry.
So our house hunt continues we found one we both like and it had everything we all wanted and we even talked the bank into a reasonable price range. Then we found out termite damage. They treated but my hubby wont take the chance and get the house so back to the drawing board. Kind of bummed. I know God has bigger plans for us and I must be patient. Not liking being patient.

Ok I should get to work enjoying my Folgers Caramel coffee and a breakfast burrito! Just got some pink yarn from a coworker to make a scarf and my spark pedometer is on so the meter is running friends I have to jump to it.
Talk later
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Fly-by to say hi & send hugs!

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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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Prayers and good thoughts for a great day, healing and health.

Hugs, Cathy

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6 hours later and most of the belongings are in their place at my sons house. I am quite exhausted and sore all over from the activity. Looks lovely.


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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Just waving HI!!! emoticon On my kindle....hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. feeling a better but not quite 100% yet. still tire easily and nothing tastes good...everything no matter whether it's spicy or just plain water tastes off....


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Sending HUGS, prayers, and healing thoughts to All who need them.

Georgia, thanks for your imagery.


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Still raining and I need it to stop so my son can movie his furnishings and belongings from one apartment to the next.
Rained so much yesterday over 100mls or 4 inches.

Amazing amount of water.

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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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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Georgia, thank you for the guided imagery vacation - love it and need it! You and I just posted at the same time - enjoy the rain!!!

Sending lots of hugs and prayers for everyone here. So much tough stuff already at the beginning of the new year. May 2015 settle down quickly into boring, simple plainness. :)

Caddy has final exams next week. I hope he can remain as calm as he did last year at this time. His sophomore class load is hefty. He took a practice ACT (college entrance test) last weekend and was so relaxed through it. I am ever so grateful for yoga (he loves PE for the first time in his life and it really has helped with stress and anxiety) and maturing. :)

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Good morning all and as i listen to the pitter patter of rain and the birds frolicking in the rain I am reminded that I too must occasionally dance in the rain Or at least feel like the birds do.

Life throws so many many challenges and somehow we must find the courage to keep moving forward.

I am just sitting here in the peace of morning and glad to be in the cafe.

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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Thanks Georgia!

I am carried away on the wings of eagles, their trumpeting sounds soothing and relaxing.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Glad you liked it.

No carrying bags we have porters and mini bus to drop us off individually. Upon entering our room the bed faces the sea and the doors open all the way for the sea breezes to enter. On the patio is a masseuse and a lovely table surrounded by candles of all aromas.

As they start easing those tight muscles and the breeze gently kisses our skin we drift into the most relaxed state. And with that a goodnight from me........

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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Georgia did you hear me sigh from here. That sounds wonderful. No kids, no men just us women having time just for us. All aboard. emoticon emoticon
Cathy thankyou for caring. Knowing that others have walked this road helps so much.
hugs, tina

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ok Tina just for you...
The journey begins at a quiet wharf where we shall board a lovely 2 level boat. It will fit about 30 of our closest and dearest friends. On board is a chef (mastering in delicious healthy choice foods) also on board are 2 masseuse and 2 nail technician for our pedicures and manicures. We shall take a 2 hour boat trip to a beautiful resort on an island facing out to sea. We shall all have turns being pampered or not - your choice.
We shall see the dolphins swimming, diving and frolicking along the way. The colour of the sea varies from the most beautiful blue to the most amazing green.

Some of us shall lie in the deckchairs sea breezes wash over us and blow away the stress.

Now you can see the beautiful white sands of the island. The jetty is nearing and we can see our bungalows set amongst the swaying palms. As we disembark we feel alive and amzing. The next few days we shall........story to continue focus on the this for today.

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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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Tina, hugs my sweet hard working caring loving friend! You give so much to so many. This is a really heartbreaking and heart stopping time. I know. I've been there and more than once. Praying for you and for your family to get through this really challenging time in your dear childs life. What is it with our special children that battle impulse and emotional issues that are over the top? We are always here for you!! Hugs!!

Starr, you are amazing and strong. We have all been there and we understand. We are always here for you as well. Being sick is no fun and then we really never get a break as our kids need us always. But there are wonderful moments as well. Those are what we grow on and gives us energy to go on.

Georgia, Becky, Amanda, Amy, Vicki, Dee, Jennifer, and everyone else that my forgetful mind is forgetting...love you all and hope you have the most happy healthy day! You deserve it!

Thanks for being you!

Hugs, Cathy

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Starr and Georgia thankyou.
This is why I love this site. Sometimes you aren't able to come on but when you do if you have a problem there is always someone there to hold your hand.
Starr I have walked your shoes and still walk them. May you find moments of peace that give you a refreshing.
Georgia I know you know how I feel. We need one of your lovely holidays. A nice cool ocean trip away from this heat and our troubles.
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Oh my goodness girls praying for you both. Having been through this 3 times with DH I can only say it hurts and is hard to handle.

I am praying deeply for you. Sending virtual hugs - I do not know what else I can say.



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Well, I have been sick and so haven't posted or read up in a few days, but I am absolutely filled with prayer for you guys! Tina, I am so sorry about your daughter's overdose. I know it breaks your heart so badly! I am glad she is okay now and I will fill my heart with prayers for her to gain insight and comfort. What you are going through is something my husband and I are absolutely terrified of. Our son, 8, has aspergers, and he struggles greatly with it. He has no impulse control to speak of and is always saying desperate things when he gets angry and upset. The doctor tells us not to make too much out of it, but when your child is the one saying they wish they were dead, it is hard NOT to make a big deal out of it. He chased his brothers around the house last summer with a butcher knife simply because he couldn't find his toy ninja sword and wanted to play with them. I think I lost 9 lives that day from fear for not only his safety but my other kids as well. Our kids are our lives...we all love them so very much and always wish the best for them. But sometimes, like now, I feel prayer will help more than anything.

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G'day all.
Been a rough start to the year. My daughter took and overdose and we are still reeling from it. Haven't told anyone but you all. She is fine now and seems no worse for wear but I am flat and so tired of hassles.
keeping myself busy and putting a smile on my face but inside I am heartbroken. She has aspergers and sometimes they just don't seem to think about what they are doing.
Determined to pull myself out of this hole and get my mojo back
Hugs to all and will get back to visiting soon.
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Continued prayers for your sister Becky. I hope you had a great long weekend.

Amy, I am so sorry that your son stole from the store. I know it must be very hard for you, but agree with Georgia, that being very firm and unrelenting about this is so important to his not doing this again. Could there be an underlying cause (beside no money) that he would have done this? Either way it is wrong and it is good he was caught and had to face up to it. The fact that he had tears over it shows he cares.
Even when our kids are really really good kids, they are still human and make some bad choices.
Hang in there my friend and stay strong.

Sending Hugs to all, Cathy

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A tough lesson to learn but I hope you make him realise how serious this could have become. His whole future could have been blighted with a record. Express to him that if he cannot afford gifts he could make something. One year after my divorce I asked for gifts that could be made. One some made me up some vouchers that could be exchanged for hugs, drying the dishes (that one seems to have gotten lost) etc.
I feel your pain but just as well granma was there so he could be made to feel the way he is feeling. I shall pray for him to never do this sort of thing again.

Be strong and determined with him but also forgiving.

Hugs

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So dear friends I am heartbroken! My son my straight as a narrow son who never does wrong got caught shoptlifting. It was a silly pair of ear buds, he said he wanted to give them to me for my birthday. I told him I wanted nothing that was stolen and it was not worth this. The store is not prosecuting but his grandma was with him and I think he is mortified she knows. He asked me not to tell anyone I said your dad will know. So we are all going to talk when I get off work. I am total shock and his sobbing on the phone was awful.

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Amy as long as you have some fun along the way you can handle the tough times Rachel puts out. I love my teas too and often can't decide which to have.
Lucky you for winning the big bucks LOL!!!

The heat has broken for a few days but it is always lingering and could be back any time.

I am meeting a friend in the city today for lunch and am actually going to go in earlier and maybe stop at the museum for a linger.

Hugs to all.

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Morning all Happy Monday MLK day!
The weekend was grand got my pedicure Friday night so relaxing. Had dinner at Chipotle with a girlfriend and we shopped a wee bit. We went to my favorite Tea store Teavana and I thought Im going to get an ounce of tea and treat myself. Well I asked for the winterberry mix and was told it would be 2 dif mixes and I would need to buy a minimum of 2oz of each to mix it. One was $12.98 an oz and the other $9.98 an oz. So that would have been $50 for four ounces. I said uh no let me see something else. SO still spent $13 on 3 ounces of the Cocoa Caramel flavor but I felt better about it. Then Skippy the clerk says how do you make your tea. I said with a tea kettle. He looked like I slapped him and said THATS ONLY HOT WATER! I said I know I put it into a teapot with a diffuser. He then calmed down. Inside I was thinking WHAT DO YOU CARE I COULD FLUSH IT AS LONG AS IM PAYING. But I was my nice self and didnt say what I was thinking.
Saturday night we went to the Casino and I won $240 I was geeked. But we paid dearly for leaving Rachel for a few hours she was up all night. I think she is trying to slowly kill me!
Anyway it was a good weekend.
Becky I am sending prayers for your sister right now.
My dad is still passing out continually abut is coming home on Wednesday my mom decided its time she will care for him there. I hope he gets better soon. I did take him his favorite foods Saturday and we had lunch and he seemed in good spirits.
Well its off to another fun filled work week gals. By the by I tracked all my food all weekend no matter how bad.
Stairs climbing on break at 10:30.
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Dee I have a King James Version of the Bible and have it it for ever so many years. I agree with Cathy though the font is vital (especially now getting older).

Hope you feel better soon. Packed up the kitchen at my son';s and now home. Most of it is organised and just waiting till next weekend to move.

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Hi Dee,

I love the New Century Version (NCV) as it is very accurate and translated from the original Hebrew and Greek. I also like the New Living Translation (NLT) is it is an easier read.
I have also found that looking before buying to make sure the Bible is the right size font and color of print as well as the layout is so important as well.
I have chosen to read the NLT Life Application Chronological Bible so I can get the feel of how things happened in order. I found that I have a hard time keeping things straight as to how they happened. I won't use it in place of my regular Bible, just the version I am using to read through in a year. I hope you find just the right version for you. Way to go!

Sending hugs to everyone!



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Becky, so good news about your sister. Hope she continues to improve.

Georgia and Cathy, could you recommend a version of the Bible that you have found to be easy to read and/or understand. I've been thinking for quite a while that I would like to read the Bible as i feel it would be a calming influence on me.

Georgia, hope the packing at your son's place goes well. how exciting to be moving to a new place.

Cathy, had to laugh at your poop scooping in the snow and ice.

Amy, i know it was not funny at the time but your winding of the yarn sounded like something i would do. LOL! it's hard when our kids are called names by others.... HUGS! Enjoy your time out with your friend. I will keep you in my prayers that a new place at the right price falls into your lap and soon. HUGS!

Vicky, how are you doing?

Starr, how are things with you and yours?

Amanda, how ya doing?

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. feeling a bit better than i have the past week but tomorrow i am off and looking to spend the day resting and hopefully take down the Christmas decorations/tree. Yep, they are all still up. with me being ill and dh and dd also not feeling well over the last few weeks that has been the furthest thing from our minds.


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Becky fabulous news. So glad.

Cathy you are so funny.

Just rushing through. On my way to sons to start packing up his house for moving into new one next week.

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That is funny! I never thought of how you would take care of it in snow/ice. We call it "poop patrol" in our house and use a scooper - so much easier than what you describe. :)

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Becky, that is wonderful news! Praise God!

Having a healthy salad and Sparking. Then on to school work. Got some exercise this morning walking dogs and "poop popping"! Yes, that is what I call it when you have to chop the puppy poop out of the ice and snow and it pops up into the scooper! Aren't ya glad I shared? LOL But it does give great ST! My Josiah came out to help me and just laughed at the scene. We can find joy in the journey if we only try!

Hope all of you have an amazing happy healthy day!

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Thank you, ladies. Just heard from my sister here in CA while I was typing this message. Our FL sister has gone home from the hospital - yay! Hopefully the ablations worked this time.

Hugs to all. Enjoy the weekend.

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Becky, we are praying for your sister. Hopefully you will hear soon and it will be good news. I am so glad your boys will watch Dr. Who with you! We are "Who-vians" ourselves! Hang in there sweet friend! You are such a great sister to care so much.

Sending hugs and good thoughts to all!



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Yay, Cathy, for online solutions that work!

Yay, Amy, for jumping and for getting out! I agree with Georgia - we need to treat ourselves (chocolate, etc.) occasionally. Unfortunately, I do that too often. Luckily Lent is almost here and sometimes that helps "reset" me. Good luck on the house hunting!

Georgia, wishing you cooler weather.

Hugs to all! Looking forward to the long holiday weekend here - no school on Monday for the boys or me. :) Still no news about my sister in Florida - getting really nervous. The boys will distract me with Doctor Who tonight - Eccleston and Tenant. :)

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Amy 25m mins on the trampoline is wonderful - keep it up as often as you can.

A bit of chocolate here and there (and only here and there) is ok.

Enjoy your pedicure. i usually love mine. Remind your friend she was saved from a lifetime with an idiot who did not have the decency to tell her face to face.

Praying for the right house at the right price to appear before you on the weekend.

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Oh Friday how I hate you and love you you are a double sided coin with a razors edge. First because tomorrow is the weekend I love you. 2nd because today is my day on the phones at work with annoying people calling all day I hate you! I cannot win.

Prayers dear friends tomorrow we look at another house the pictures on line look marvelous I pray it works out.
Tonight I go out with my buddy Sandy, first Chipotle for dinner, then pedicures and then a little shopping. Her boyfriend dumped her last week by email and she said she really wanted to go out. So being the wild woman I am I suggested food, feet and shopping. She said she's not sure pedicure is in Gods plan. I said he is a lamp unto my FEET! Seriously could it be more clear!
Tomorrow night my hubby and I are meeting friends and going gambling. It's for my birthday gonna be the big 44. It should be fun.
Ms. Rachel still shows no signs of Aunt Flo so for that I am grateful.
Last night I ran on Rachel's trampoline and rocked out to some 80's hair bands. I sang along too which sent my son running from the room. The boy is too sheltered.
I am seriously out o'shape! 25 minutes and I was a soaked spongebob!
I was hoping to do that whole wine and art thing tonight but couldn't get in as it was a private party. It's ok if I want to paint a picture I can whine and paint at home. See what I did there!
I was bad and had two chocolates today but I'm still on the wagon I did catch it and I'm staying. Now if I could just get it to move. The scale is still scolding me it's very lippy. I'm like really I put on the lightest underwear I own!
Anyway gals I gotta go fifteen more minutes to freedom!
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The power of prayer. I am so happy it is sorted.

Very hot day today and I have just started the washing and hope to get the vacuuming done before I go to my mums.

Hugs to all must run.

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Good Morning everyone!

Georgia, thank you my sweet friend! Your prayers really helped and our prayers were answered! I had read online a possible solution and it actually worked! For now. YAY! I am very thankful as my hubby felt so bad, though it wasn't really his fault. This happens to a lot of people! Anyway, thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers. We would have made do no matter what.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful happy healthy day or night.

Hugs, Cathy

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Oh Cathy I wish we were closer as I have a lovely laptop. I am sure another good deal will come along. I shall pray for it for you.

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Oh Amy, your "yarn" about the yarn was too funny! Not fun with the "clean up on aisle "1 and 2" of your bedroom! I've been there. Usually when Kelsa has an accident it is RIGHT before bed and I don't have extra bedding! I feel for ya!

I had gotten a really nice used laptop for a really affordable price for my hubby as he needed one. Got it through ebay. Hubby was really pleased with it and that says a lot. But, last night he went to plug in headphones, and brushed the metal end past the USB port and it fried the computer. Apparently this is common (looked up a solution online.) You'd think there would be a way to fix it, but not without spending more than I paid for the darn thing. sigh. You'd also think that these multi trillion dollar rich computer people would think of a way to avoid that happening as many people have done that. Oh well. hubby will have to do without for awhile.

Got my exercise in early with over 30 minutes on the Fitdesk bike.

Hope everyone is having a great day or night.

Healthy happy hugs, Cathy

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Oh Amy I have missed your sense of humour. I know it was not funny at the time but nevertheless you gave me a giggle. Poor Rachel not understanding how much work she is giving you. I am glad your son and his friend a re so understanding.
I also have tired things I have seen on youtube and sometimes they work and others I am sure I have missed a step or three.

Another day at work but today am getting a wonderful relaxing massage.

Hi to everyone and stay snug and warm. Very hot hot hot here.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

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Hi! Hoping all are doing well.

My sister will need ablation tomorrow on the other side of her heart. The first attempt earlier this week (well, 3 in one day) did not correct her AFIB. The meds are not doing any good. I would appreciate any prayers, good thoughts, or whatever for my sister, Francine. Thanks.

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Good morning everyone,
Had my coffee, working slow today need to kick it up a notch. My Mr Coffee didn't want to gift cappuccino to my friend and so I had to beat it a bit. I cleaned it out and got it all going again. Sometimes it's like a baby refusing to burp.

I was all happy after dinner last night, laundry was caught up, kitchen cleaned, everyone was in their perspective hovels (rooms) watching tv, playing games whatever and I was like I'm going to crochet! So I get out this project I worked on awhile ago and thought I'm taring this out and going to do something new. So I thought I will rewind the yarn on a toilet paper tube and I just seen a video where they took the tube, put it on a mixer beater and voila instant yarn roll kind of like a bobbin. I was so geeked. SO I start it and wow it's amazing and it's fast and it's wait darn it darn it tangled. So I stop, unravel get it ready to go again. This time I have my son and his friend to watch me. This time it goes so fast it ravels around my hand and my fingers are caught and I can't stop it and HELP! My son and his friend are busting a gut and I am losing circulation in my fingers. SO I pry it off my fingers and then I have a real yarn mess. WHAT WAS I THINKING!
Meanwhile Rachel has decided mom and dad's bed would be a great place to lay and poop and wet all over their bed. I see that it's comfortable and she doesn't have to clean it up!
SO I drop the yarn mess, take all the bedding off and start wash. I love that child she is so caring and worries mommy might possibly get bored. Isn't she the sweetest.
So I get the laundry going and continue my quest to untangle the yarn and reroll it. I am victorious but now I have to start more laundry and it's time to watch tv with the hubby. I am not crocheting tonight but hey it's there when I get another free moment right!
Oh and I have to clean poop off the front of the toilet where she did finally deposit her mess.
Again so thoughtful!

So how's everyone elses week!
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Amy the hormone therapy is not a bad idea. It will stop her getting them and then you will not have to deal with her distress at the monthly flow nor the cramps and pain she will get with it. Something to seriously think about. I am glad the whole family is getting in here with helping Rachel. I hope her aggression on the bus regarding the music and also at school for being called a "retard" does not get her into trouble. I remember when my son was called that and other terrible names he started to get a bit violent and being as tall as he was did cause some issues for him at school. Praying for you all.

Cathy I did that many years ago and not just once but a few times. Took me a couple of years to read and reread the bible. It is not something to fully understand in one reading but it sure gave me inner peace. Maybe I shall start reading it daily again.

Very hot and humid this morning. Storm is possibly brewing. Must get moving and get to work before it rains. Hate walking in the rain to get from car to work.

Hugs to all.

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Coffee and tea for everyone in the Cafe this morning!
Rushing through as I am a little behind on my Bible reading. I've committed to reading the Bible in a year (trying to anyway) and so far I am on track. That's laughable since it's only the 14th, but hey, I think I can do this!

Hope everyone has an amazing healthy happy day!

Hugs, Cathy

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Good morning everyone!
I am enjoying my first cup of coffee! If any of your remember I love my coffee and last year for my birthday my hubby bought me the Mr. Coffee Keurig maker. This mornings offering is Duncan Donuts hazelnut! I LOVE IT! Most days I limit myself to one large cup unless Rachel has been up most of the night then.....
The doctors office suggested I take Rachel to my obgyn to get her on some sort of hormone therapy. She's 11 really! I am going to wait and see how things progress.
This morning her brother was singing one of her Dora songs to her and man she got ticked. She hates it when anyone sings to her. Luckily her brother rides the bus with her so the little girls on the bus who are obsessed with that Let it Go song get to live another day. Rachel will go after them. One kid called her a retard this year and she tried to attack him. Normally she doesn't pay attention but when kids get in her face it's go time. She has the best big brother. He gets her on the bus and off and even makes her sit on the potty when they get home from school. She is not the most cooperative but then she and daddy have a nose to nose conversation and she straightens up. I must say my husband is amazing he has taken a huge active role in her care in the last year. He makes sure she gets dressed everyday (sometimes I have to change the outfits a bit), he makes sure she bathes, (I occasionally have to take over for fear of drowning jk), overall though he is always willing to care for her so I can do whatever I want. As a matter of fact at times I have to insist she get to go with me places.
Now he in turn wants pampering and loving but I guess it's a fair trade right.

So last night I did not exercise, I wanted to but after, laundry, housework and supper I was pooped. I also went over my calories because I was hungry. I had some almonds and a boiled egg as my protein was way low. So boosted it with good stuff.

Anyway someones out at work today so gotta go do extra duty.
Chat later
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Okay, my turn to apologize for not being on that much! Time just flies by with school, the kids issues, etc.
Amy, so incredibly great to have you back! We've so missed you my friend! Sorry things are hard with work...that is so incredibly frustrating! You work so hard and deserve better. I will be praying for a good resolution for your job situation.
Oh Rachel. I hear ya on all that is going on with her. My Kelsa who will be 10 soon is in almost the same boat. She is still in full time pull ups and constantly having accidents even in them. She has a neuro disconnect and not even aware that she is going. The Dr. said she is starting puberty and so I am so worried as well that she will have her period in pull ups as well. We will get through this. You aren't alone! So glad you have a wonderful Christian friend that is there for you. That is so awesome! I hope that you find just the right house, at the right price. So good to have you here!!

Georgia, you are always so kind and encouraging! I am so thankful for you!

Dee, so glad that you are able to get insurance. Hope you are are doing well.

I am tired as I'm not sleeping well as usual. Working hard to take care of me, but other priorities take over, like issues with the younger kids. I will get through, just hard some times.
I am really trying to watch everything I eat, keep the portions small and drink lots of water. Next step, more aerobics. I get plenty of activity, just not in that Target Heart Rate. Working on it!

Hope you are all doing well! You are all worth it!

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Popping in briefly to say hi!

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Georgia thanks I know I have to grin an bare it and I pray a lot to keep my cool. I have found numerous mistakes in their productivity calculations and when I try and tell them (as it affects my wages) they dont see it. At times I have to sit with my door closed and cry and get it under control. I feel like a loser when they do this stuff because it makes it seem like I am not working when I know I am. Things have got to get better right.
My dad has had triple bypass, double knee replacement and vertebrae removed in his neck so he is not without medical issues to be sure. However currently the only thing wrong is bulging disc in his back and they are insisting that is not what is causing him to pass out continually. I really hate that he has to go through all this.
And as for the wagon I hope it includes chocolate cause I cant seem to live without it these days. Im going to walk tonight indoors though its freezing in Ohio right now and snow everywhere.
So wish me luck and thanks so much for reading, listening all in the same right.
Funny of the day my mum watched Rachel last week and said do you want to wear underwear or a pull up. Rachel proclaimed UNDERWEAR! My mom said ok that means you must use the potty and not pee in your pants. Rachel looked at her and said PULL UP! The kid continually cracks me up!
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Good news on the medical coverage. That should be a big help. I understand you Dee. Work can be so ridiculous sometimes. Do this do that and I wish I could send them a photo to see what they are asking. But we are champions and can almost achieve anything, lol - right......

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HI All, hope your day is going well.

Amy, so good to see you posting again. Sounds like you and your new friend found each other at exactly the right time. How wonderful!!! Do hope you get things sorted out for Rachel. It's hard when our children can't tell us what is wrong. HUGS!

Georgia, I hear ya on concentrating on the job at hand. Find it difficult at times to be pulled in so many directions and then they get on my case cause my area is not up to par. Well, if you didn't pull me somewhere else i could concentrate on what needs to be done in my area. RIGHT? DUH!!!

Becky and Vicky, how are things?

Starr, do hope you and your family recover quickly from the flu. It's no fun. HUGS!

Cathy and Amanda, how are things with you and yours?

Tina, what color are you painting the room? hope it goes quickly for you.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. slept in a bit today as i had the day off. also applied for medical coverage since i now qualify through work. so should get my id cards in the mail within 7 to 14 days.


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Amy remember this is a business and they make the rules. I have had similar experiences in my work and when I finally analysed it realised if they did not do things in a certain way I would not have a job. I know it goes against you kind nature but remember without this job you have no money. It also falls back on people to make sure they can actually afford what they are asking for. It is no different to having huge debt on credit cards etc. Look past the emotions and focus on the job. It is hard dear friend but we must remember even though we are nice people we are in businesses that are out to make money. It is a hard cold world out there.

I am sorry your dad is not well. Is his blood pressure ok? Have they checked his ears? Sometimes searching for the bigger stuff they overlook what is in front of them. I she stressed? Praying for a solution for him.

You were both blessed in being sent each other. This friend sounds exactly what you have need of. I am so glad that she can look after Rachel even for a short while to give you a chance to get some things done peacefully. I would still see a doctor about when she does start her period. It will be so hard for you dear friend.

Start with small steps to lead back to your weight loss and searching for the wagon(toes) is a good start.

Just routine at the moment for me. Work, home, eat and sleep.

Hugs to all.

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Good morning everyone!
As promised I am back, this journey to weight loss again is hard. I seriously jumped off the wagon about 4 months ago and I can't get back on cause now I can't even see the wagon.
Work has been crazy they sold my job to another company and i have been working for this organization called Parallon for over a year now. Same location, same job just different boss and it's a profit company and not a non profit. I am used to working for a Catholic organization that cares for people and tries to help them pay their medical bills. Now I work for a company that in 45 days turns them over to collections. I hate it to say the least. But my seniority transferred with me and so I have been here for over 17 years how can I leave. Then they dangled the ultimate carrot in front of me they were going to let us work from home. I was so excited. I could get the kids on the bus and off the bus, I could do laundry on breaks and be at home working in my jammies. How awesome is that. Well that is gone now too the parent company said they don't want us going home now. What a huge bummer I had boughten a table and an office chair I was all set.
Then my hubby and i were looking at moving into a bigger house and we found the perfect one so we thought, the home inspection went horrible and needless to say we walked away. So Back to the drawing board.
My dad is passing out all the time and now is in a nursing home and we are searching for answers but coming up with nothing. The only thing they can say now is it's psychosymatic. Seriously in his head! Come on now!
But good things have happened too I have a new christian friend and we have bible study together and our kids hang out, she watches Rachel for me sometimes and she is just an awesome person. She says she asked God to send her a good friend and he sent me. I think he sent her to me. Whatever the case she's awesome.

So Rachel did not start her period as near as I can see nothing in her pull up. If she had some slight watery blood in her underwear it could be a urinary infection and that concerns me too. So I will wait and see what the doctor says and pray for the best.
It's funny when I was so desperate and upset yesterday I thought of all of you and I remembered how much I adored and loved coming here daily and reading all your posts and sharing. I don't know why I stopped.

Talk later
Amy

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I believe there is a patch that they insert under the skin. Lasts about 5 years. Maybe that would be better than bandaid style.

You are under stress Amy asnd it is hard to lose weight under stress. Start with small achievable goals. Make sure you have a good solid healthy breakfast and try to have the healthy options during the day. Don't beat yourself up for any setbacks. Then progress to the next meal for a couple of weeks. As for exercise at work I us this technique and it might work for you too. Instead of carrying all the items to where I am going I carry one or two and then keep coming back for more so I get in more steps that way. In my lunch break I push myself to walk around the shopping centre I work in. Just to get the steps in.

Just small steps will see a healthy you. I do not count calories I find that so distressing. But I do make healthier choices along the way. Hugs



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Georgia she hates bandaids so I would have to sneak attack a patch and then sneak it off. I just got off the phone with the nurse at her drs office and she is going to run it past the doctor. I am so worried, she is up half the night crying and she will not let me comfort her at all. Most of the time she is very loving and huggy but not during this. Thanks for the prayers. I have missed all of you too I shall try and keep in touch.
My weight loss went by the wayside and my hubby has lost 70 pounds. I am thrilled for him but feeling awful for me. He can eat junk and as long as he cuts back and counts calories he can lose. Not me! He also gets twice the calories a day I do. I know I need to be more active i have just fallen into a funk. I eat and sew and just sit. I have become so lazy.
My prayer life has increased and my faith has grown so why weight no moving or will to move weight I don't get.
ANyway talk later
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Amy would your doctor consider putting her on a patch so her periods do not come for a further period of time? It is very difficult time for you too sweetheart and if you did not have to worry about that as well life might be easier. We have missed you and I do understand life is full of difficult turns but sometimes sharing can ease the burden.

Shall pray for you dear friend. Come back often if you can.

Hugs to all.

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Hello everyone I know i haven't been on here in what seems like forever, my life has been crazy to say the least. I am freaking out today my little girl is 11 and having her first period. I knew it was going to happen but not this soon. She was up most of the night crying and she has done this many times before. today is the day it happened though. She's not even potty trained yet so now I have pulls and pads! Lord have mercy! She can't even tell me what's wrong she will not understand this at all. HELP!!

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Wishing everyone a marvelous Monday! I hope all are feeling fine/better.

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Tina sending energy batteries for the painting.

Starr glad the soup was what you needed.

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Georgia, what a wonderful idea! I ended up fixing a crockpot chicken pot pie and it was just the ticket.

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G'day all. 355 days to go.
Sending healing hugs to all those who are sick with flu or just downright tiredness.
Kids go to camp today until Friday so going to be a busy one. Starting painting tomorrow. Just the games room but a big room. Should be able to finish painting tomorrow as it is going to be warm and the paint should dry quickly. Then getting the measurements to build the new tv unit.
Sending love and hugs to all, tina

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Starr make some chicken soup before you get too sick and load it up with some veges and then blend it or just leave it chunky. Very soothing and healing.
Feel better soon.

Why is it that the best sleep hits you just before the alarm goes off?

Back to work and the grind today. hugs to all.

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Good-Morning everyone! Well, my son was diagnosed with the flu yesterday, and although he has been wearing a mask all day around the house, I feel the symptoms starting in me and feel it is only inevitable that I too am going to get the flu. Which totally stinks, because when I am sick all I want to do it lay around and do nothing and eat junk or "feel good foods." I woke up and fixed myself and the boys a delightful breakfast smoothie (they beg and beg for those) so I know I am starting out great, but where oh where will I end up??????

Take care everyone! Get your rest and treat yourselves to love and beauty!

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