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Thanks Georgia! You are such an amazing support and encouragement to me and everyone!!
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We are going to our June Cafe!

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Hope you are all well as this month comes to a close. The year is flying fast.

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Happy Memorial Day!!!!!

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Cathy my doctor told me - simple. Les sin and more out. The old rule of calories. He also said some people (like me) are always going to struggle with losing weight due to the dentics. We are all big ladies in my family and I am trying to break that mould.

I am taking slippery elm powder 3 times a day for digestive issues and it is also to help with reflux etc and also to help restore the gut issues.

I have noticed it is making a difference. I also am taking a group of vitamins to help thyroid.
So we shall see. It does not help that I am weak when it comes to saying no to treats. Like yesterday another store keeper gave me a piece of cheesecake as a thank you for helping her out.

Persistence is my middle name. So I shall keep on trying.

I like the idea that you are going to spend more time this summer doing things that give you pleasure. Just love it.

You deserve it!!!

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Georgia, I hope the Naturopath's plan works for you. I hear you on being tired. I fight that brain fog and it drives me nuts!
I too am looking into a new plan. I started researching the AIP (Auto Immune Protocol) eating plan which is a bit more restrictive than Paleo. I've read so many stories about people finally having relief using this plan or a variation of it. I read one story in particular that seemed almost exactly like mine including the inability to lose weight. She tried AIP and it worked for her. I am so tired of these GI issues and the regular Drs. don't have a clue. I am willing to try whatever seems like a sensible approach as long as it doesn't cost a fortune no matter how restrictive it is.

It is sunny today, finally, but there is more rain coming which I am just so sick of! I am doing a mini garden this year as I want to spend more time breathing, reading, spending time with the kids, cleaning out whatever we don't use, and last but certainly not least, training with the Pyrs.

Today I had plans but they had to be cancelled as my hubby has car trouble and needed to use mine. I don't mind really, I just wish he planned better so I wouldn't be left without a car on the days I really need it. Oh well, must be thankful for what we have.

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

Hugs, Cathy

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5/23/17 3:35 P

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Vicki lessons have to be learned the hard way by boys. I am sure he will do well and I shall pray for them both to do well. Here's to a great field trip.

Cathy thank you for the kind words. I pray everything settles for you and an enjoyable summer is ahead.

Always feeling tired but saw a naturopath yesterday and we shall see if what she prescribed helps at all. Can only try.

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Georgia, thank you. You are so sweet. I am so glad your burn is healing well. I totally understand your feelings of neglect and pray that a light will shine on you through your husband that allows him to pay attention to you in the way that you deserve and need. Hugs

Vicky, I totally hear you on kids and self-care. They aren't so good at it at times, especially our special kids. Trust that in time the discomfort will cause him to make better choices taking care of his injury. It is his to choose (which is so hard for us to watch when we know what is best for them!) Hang in there! Glad you are coming to an end of of the school year giving you some breathe time. Glad you are getting your new apartment set up the way you like.

Becky, it's always great to hear from you! Crazy busy times, but sounds like mostly good things are happening. Wow, I can't believe your son is graduating high school! Time flies! I hope the road trip is fun and relaxing!

Dee, hope you are doing well. Sometimes life can be so trying, but then there are those wonderful moments of peace and fun that make it worth it. I hope you can find some time just for you where you can relax and just do something fun. Hugs

Sending hugs and prayers to all! Cathy

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Hello all!

Georgia, glad to hear the burn is healing!

Me another school year is winding down. Have my first field trip with my class this week. My kids are getting ready for exams and my son is very stressed about them!

Also he is dealing with an ankle injury and he is not listening to doctors and its stressing me out! My mom says he'll have to live and learn and I guess thats true but thats hard for me.

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5/23/17 4:42 A

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Becky enjoy the travels once you clear you desk.

Beautiful days at the moment - warm and full of sunshine. Love it.

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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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Hi, all! Sorry that I have been gone so much - simply crazy here. I have a book draft due this week, plus a course rewrite due next week. Caddy graduates from high school next week, I am chaperoning Grad Night (all night at an amusement park), then we are taking the boys on a 10-day road trip. So, I won't be around much for the next few weeks. Always sending hugs & good thoughts to my awesome Spark buddies!

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Hello Cathy Nice to hear from you.
So glad your school year is nearly done. What a great mother you are to be home schooling. Bravo from me.

My burn is almost healed - the creams I got given were amazing and all I have now is a big pink patch growing new skin. Not sore unless I bump it. I had it wrapped for 10 days and now just letting it air and heal.

I have not been very successful diet or exercise wise of late. I have been feeling quite depressed. As you know my husbands mental health is not the best and although I have finally got him to go to the gym daily he is so focused on himself that I am feeling quite neglected.

I know he loves me and all that but the simple thing are missing and I am exhausted. I guess I just want some Tender Love and Care myself.

I pray today gives me some joy at work.

So I have voiced how I feel and I guess that is a good thing.

Hope everyone has a good day.

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Last week of school! Yay! It's been a good year, but nice to have a break!

Georgia, hope your burn heals quickly. Ouch. Hope it doesn't bother you too much especially during work. Hugs

Hope everyone is doing well. I've just been my usual very busy, but that's okay. Trying to get some cleaning out done, which seems to be never ending. But again, keeps me busy and active.

Trying to get more steps in and hopefully lose some of this weight in the process. How is it going for everyone else?

Have a very happy healthy day or night!

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5/15/17 3:24 P

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Doing my best. Just annoyed at myself.

Days are cooler but also beautiful and nice temps overall. Has been rainy and overcast but clearing.

Have a good week everyone.

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Holy smokes! That's a really bad burn. :( Take care of it.

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Good morning all and I hope you all had a lovely Mothers Day. Mine was indeed lovely as my son cooked us lunch.

Becky the burn on my hand is quite severe and will take weeks to heal. I have it covered up during the day so it does not get bumped or infected. The cream they gave me has been quite good.Silly me.

Days are so dark in the mornings and all I want is to sleep in past the alarm......

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Happy Mother's Day!

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Thank you Cathy.
Hope the schooling finishes on a high and you can enjoy life for a while.

Routine here - always trying the same things to move forward.

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Hugs everyone!

Georgia, you looked beautiful at the wedding! Wonderful picture of you and your son.

Vicky, I hope the settling in is going well. Sorry Rihanna is sick and hope she is better soon. Like Georgia says, it is great to have new beginnings for you and the kids. It should be fun decorating your new place.

Becky, Dee and everyone I hope you are doing well.

I am keeping very busy with the last days of homeschooling for this year, training with the dogs and all the other stuff.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Once it is done it will be good. I hope the kids are happier here. New beginnings.

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Yea I got all my non perishables unpacked for food. I have some things to cook easy stuff with, I'll do the rest of the kitchen later in the week. trying to get furniture more arranged to where I want it, since right now its kinda just haphazardly in the living room. I told Bryan he could set up his room as he wanted to. Rianna and I are sharing a room so we need to divide up dressers and share storage but we have the bigger room so its easier. Gonna try and tackley part of the living room today!

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Great idea. Bedrooms always first to settle clothes etc. Then the kitchen for me.

Happy settling.

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Getting a little bit done at a time! I figure if I do it like that and then I have all day Saturday then I should have it done by the weekend.

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Thank you Becky. xo

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Georgia, you looked lovely at the wedding!

Vicky, good luck settling in.

Hugs to all!

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Happy settling Vicky. Hope you can get it settled and make it home quickly.

So tired again today. Have no energy. Of course it is a work day.

Have a good day everyone.

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All moved in to my new place. Now to get it all unpacked! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.

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The wedding was amazing, and I felt good in my dress. Covered up so many bumps and bruises- LOL!~!

I am still tired 2 days later. All that dancing. Today I am catching up with yet another friend. Loving it. Did my house cleaning yesterday as today I also have the pest control man coming too.

So many little things happening at the moment. Have a great week everyone.

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Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

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I think going to the chiropractor or to the masseuse as pampering. It is strange but when I go to the massage people to help with the pains and the kinks I am in pain.They rub my pain and it hurts some more but I relax and almost go to sleep while they manipulate the pain away. So for me it is a sort of pampering.

Been a long week and tomorrow going to a wedding. Cannot wait to get all dolled up and painted to look nice LOL!!

been a while since I have had to.

Have a wonderful day everyone. ,Blessings from across the seas.

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I hope it is a positive as well. The pampering idea doesn't sound so bad. Does going to the chiropractor count? I once considered my dental cleaning a nice break! Yeah. That's pretty sad, isn't it? lol

I'll take the breaks where I can get them!
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Storm hope the diagnosis is more of a positive than a negative. I shall pray it is so.

Dee you can only try. I find some days my energy is great and others like I have been flattened by a steam roller.

Busy days and everyone is pulling me in all directions to do things for them. I am tired and would love to be pampered occasionally. LOL - slap me I must have been dreaming there for a minute.......

Have a positive day everyone,

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HI All, hope you are having a good day.

Georgia and Vicky, I will have to try the combo of lemon juice, water, honey, and apple cider and see if that helps with the lack of energy I've been feeling lately.

Vicky, hope your move goes smoothly.

Storm, how exciting to be getting a new place.

Becky, hope your week goes fast. How exciting to be planning a trip to Colorado.

Cathy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. HUGS!

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there as usual. been feeling tired, down in the dumps kinda thing. not sure what is causing it.



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Rest easy. No obligations to reply to every post/person. Take care of yourself and your family first.
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We just went through a sort of pre-re-evaluation for my son. Doc said might change his diagnosis from sensory to autism. My words not hers. A revaluation is scheduled. I found myself comfort eating all day without really realizing it until evening. Silly because it does not surprise me, but still... :/

It'll be ok. It just caught me off guard a bit, I guess. That and hashing over all the "blips" we deal with didn't make for happy feelings either! I like to focus on the good and practice gratitude!

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I'm thankful for a better diagnosis, which will lead (hopefully) to more effective therapy.

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Thanks everyone for your kind sweet words. The loss of our friend is so hard, especially on my husband as it was one of his best friends. But we are getting through okay.

I will be back tomorrow to comment on everyone's posts. Tired and need to get some sleep.

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Vicki I bet it willbe exciting to finally move closer to where you wil work. I hope the move is smooth and that the kids settle quickly.

Storm October will come quickly and then you will all have room to move. Be patient not long now.

Caught up around the house and also finished processing the rodeo pictures. Had a pleasant weekend for a change.
Have good week everyone,

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Moving is quite an adventure. We're in between moves right now. Our final move will be in October. I can't wait to get settled into the new house with room to breath! The five of us are in an apartment right now. It's pretty tight!
Have fun settling in and furniture shopping.

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Georgia,
I drink that too, lemon with hot water and honey and I add apple cider vinegar.

This week is moving week. Got some new furniture for the new place yesterday. Taking more stuff every day. The full move is Saturday.

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Becky praying you finish quickly and can relax a little. The wedding is on Saturday so looking forward to that. Home from an overnight stay in a cottage in the country. Quite pleasant. Now catching up around the house to be ready for work tomorrow.

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Hi, everyone! Hugs to all! Wishing you a wonderful week.

Good luck on settling into new homes.

Cathy, so sorry about your friend.

Georgia, I hope you had a great b-day and time at the wedding.

This is final exams week for my university, so I am grading like mad. Graduation is Saturday - I will be so glad when that is over. Lots of extra events before & right after that, then a few weeks of relative "ease" before summer session begins. The boys are done June 1 - Caddy graduates! We are planning to drive to Colorado - camping & sightseeing both ways - for about 10 days right after graduation. It will be nice to get away again.



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Storm good to see the diet drinks are gone.
Maybe something to help the metabolism is to start the day off with the juice of 1/2 a lemon i tablespoon of honey and warm water. Drink on an empty stomach and then wait half an hour.

I find that it gives me energy for the whole day as well as helping the body's metabolism.

You can complete this journey we are all on.

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I'm not much of a juice drinker, but I'm glad your getting an energy boost from it. I've mostly given up diet sodas, and a friend suggested I drink one cup of water before my morning coffee to kick me off on the right foot. I've done that twice now. It's not horrible. LOL

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Dee I am drinking juice of half a lemon, 1 tbspoon honey and warm water every day and it seems to give me energy. I hope you have a fabulous day.

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Hi Storm, nice to meet you.

Cathy, so sorry for the loss of your friend. Hugs!

Vicky, hope your move goes well.

Georgia, glad you found a dress fir the wedding.

me, still hanging in there. some days are better than others.

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So excited found a dress for the wedding I am going to next weekend. Pleased as it makes me and my voluptuousness happy.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Cathy a person who is committed to taking his life is also very brave for trying to end the blackness that has engulfed him. No one and I mean no one can stop them. Pray for his soul to be at peace, pick up the emotional pieces and try to not blame yourselves.
Suicide is a horrid disease and more people need to understand mental illness better rather than judge....
Your dog therapy is an awesome way.

I have daily routines to keep me on the sane path but every so often (and that is ok too) I fall off the rails. But having the inner determination and my FB and Sparks friends keeps me going.

Praying for the next few weeks to soothe your pain.

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Thank you wonderful friends. It is really hard and surreal that this has happened. We knew that Pete had struggles, but never that this was even an option. My husband had just talked with him early last month and things seemed "okay." But then, my hubby, doesn't pick up on this kind of thing at all. Still, Pete really didn't have anyone. We believe he was estranged from family, really struggled with relationships and did his best to be a loner. We invited him over so many times and he always refused or had something to do. We feel like we failed him, but then in these situations I've been told if someone is desperate enough no one can stop them. Still...

I am recommitting myself in the wake of all this to work with my dogs for therapy work. We had already been working with them, but I have a new energy for this. I want to be able to reach out not just to older people who are lonely, but to those who are desperate feeling alone or recovering from addiction, etc. Also, we want to reach out to those who don't feel "accepted."

Also, recommitting to SP and making sure I visit every day as much as I can even if just to pop in for a moment. This is something that helps me so much to be mindful to eat well and workout. We shall see if this helps!

I hope all of you are doing well. VIcky and Storm with your moves. So much work, yet so worth it.

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So sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers to their family and to yours.

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Oh Cathy my deepest sympathy for the passing of your friend. May he now rest in eternal peace. One never knows the mental turmoil another goes through. Praying for all his family and friends.

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Cathy, I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss! That is heartbreaking.

We've been settling in from the move, and re-establishing routines. I feel like we're making progress! It's hard to stay on track through it all, but I'm managing to stay in my calorie range most days. I also successfully donated all the extra Easter candy. Whew!!



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Vicky, I hope your move goes well. It can be so hard to motivate kids, but I think Georgia has a great idea! Hope something works for you and the move is smooth!

Georgia, I hope you have the very best birthday! You are so deserving!
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I am having a pretty rough day. My husband just let me know that our dear friend took his life. He lived right around the corner from us and was always there if we needed him. My husband has know him for years and has worked with him as well. He was very private and had some struggles, but never thought it would come to this. So incredibly heartbreaking for us and the kids.

Hope everyone has a good day! Make every day count and hug your loved ones!!

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Thank you Vicki - yes we had a nice Easter.

Can you say to the kids if they don't pack their gear you will pack for them and get rid of things you don't think are needed any more. That might frighten them into action.

Good luck with the move.

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Hope everyone had a nice Easter. Yesterday was my last day of my and the kids break. Now we got about 2 weeks to get this place packed. I got some started getting about 5 boxes packed. Got lots more to do. Gotta get the kids motivated to get stuff moving in their rooms. Hoping to get that going this weekend.

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Yes I agree maybe not on a schedule to let him find the eggs.
Yes we had a nice day too.

Have a good week everyone.

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Happy Easter to y'all.

We did an egg hunt, but that turned into a disaster. We didn't have time to finish before we had to leave for church. My special kiddo got STUCK big time. He was screaming "I have 4 more eggs!" over and over again. I had to drag him out of the house with Dad following behind with his socks and shoes. *sigh* Next year's egg hunt will be the evening before Easter Sunday. No time constraints. Maybe.

I hope y'all had a better time of it!

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Vicki happy you found some where nice to move to.

Cathy enjoy your day. We had a family lunch with too much food but the days was awesome and relaxing.

Today clean the floors and then that is it. Relax before work tomorrow.

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Happy Blessed Easter to all who celebrate! I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
We are just doing our normal thing here...hide eggs inside as the weather outside is too wet and a simple meal. We find that just having time together instead of all the hoopla works so much better for us.

Hugs to all, Cathy
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Happy Easter everyone!

Vacation is winding down. Today and tomorrow then back to work on Tuesday.

Really gotta start cracking down on packing. Got some totes. Gotta go through more stuff.

Couple more weeks.

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Becky they fall together on an average of once every 4 years but sometimes more often. Depends on the lunar calendar....

I have had a busy week and a good day and although I did not eat to excess like normal years I feel quite full. No dinner just a light snack.

Happy Easter to all.

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Happy Easter tomorrow to those who celebrate! Georgia, do you know how often Orthodox and "Roman" Easter fall on the same date? I can't remember that happening before, but maybe it's because I didn't know you before!

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Meetings went well and I am home again. Back to work today and it was a 12 hour day. Am a bit tired and moody tonight. So off bed to get rid of the mood.

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Enjoy Sydney!

Here starting to clean out my place and get rid of stuff I no longer need! Also trying to enjoy my vacation a bit!

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Good morning from Sydney - wet and dreary.
Meetings going well.
Last night we went out for dinner and oh my goodness - so much food and alcohol. Have a headache this morning, not used to it.

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Thank you Cathy. I feel it will. Granted I'm going from a 3 bedroom to a 2 it's still a nice place. Less rent and still same schools for kids. Plus no more stress from the strict rules where I live

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Georgia, I hope you have a wonderful time in Sydney. And I hope you get a little time to relax and enjoy the sights.
We are having awful rain here that just won't stop. Not good as it seems our septic is failing and the rain just makes that worse. Praying that isn't the case as we don't have 10K-15K it would cost to replace. Pray and good thoughts it will be okay, but not looking that way.

I am working hard to get 12K steps per day now. That is all I can do with exercise right now with everything going on with school and Josiah starting Driving school. Yes! Driving! My boy is really growing up!

Vicky, I hope the apartment works out wonderfully for you and the kids.

Becky, I hope you are finding some time to breathe with your crazy schedule. How was your "not a trip" trip?

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Off to Sydney in a couple of hours. Will try to catch up later if I have time.

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Originality not required. I think we have enough to fry our brains on a daily basis! Thanks for the effort to keep this team going y'all!

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Have a great time, Georgia!

Yes, Cathy, we can all do this together!!!

Hugs to all. Have a great week.

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Cathy I hear you. It has been a crazy busy few weeks and I also have been slack in adding the new month. Never mind it is done now.

I am off to Sydney for a conference tomorrow for 2 whole days away from all the usual stresses of my life. Looking forward to having my mind occupied with other things.

Have an awesome day everyone.

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Okay, so the CafÚ name isn't original at all, but that's not a big deal.
What is important is that we have each other for support and encouragement in this lifelong journey of healthy living.
We CAN do this together!
I am so thankful for all of you!

Hugs to all, Cathy

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