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12/9/09 7:18 P

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I forgot to say....has anyone heard from Iris? I miss her posts.

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12/9/09 7:17 P

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Hi Everyone!

I loved all the Christmas memories! It was such fun reading them. I enjoy hearing how each family celebrated the holidays.

It sure sounds like winter is here! It seems early for the big snow storms. Today we had the fog that if you get out in it your skin gets wet from it. No rain but 100% humidity.

Shar it sounds like you missed a bad storm. I don't know if I could keep up with 3 little ones much less if there were more! LOL They would find me curled up sleeping in sa corner.

Patty I hope all goes well for your hubby tomorrow. I bet he enjoyed the chili, I'm going to make a pot this week too.

Louise I sure hope they can find what your DD's problem is, it must be so frustrating.

Jan the party just sounds like so much fun! I'm so glad the weather held off. It is so sad to hear of companies closing and families being out of work. It is terrible any time it happens but especially sad during the holidays.

Ann the only person I heard talking about contacting Gina was Mastro (sp) and I don't think there was an outcome as of last posting.

I hope it is a great day for all, stay warm and safe! emoticon

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12/9/09 3:12 P

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A busy day here getting things ready for the week end camp out. I put things on the table to go and DH takes them out. We don't have to take much food as the evening meals are provided. I made some faux turtles to share and will assemble my table baggie and poem there.

In case you didn't read my question yesterday I'm repeating it here.

I've wanted to ask if anyone sent Gina a request for some H E flyers/old newsletters to make up any left over months of their newsletter subscription? Have you gotten anything in return? I wrote her a letter yesterday as I have 7 months of newsletters remaining. It will be interesting to see if anything comes of it.


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12/9/09 1:54 P

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Good morning Shar & Patty & everyone else to follow,

Shar, it's good to hear from you when you are able to pop in. I miss those "old HE board" people, too. Hmmm, can't think of a way to say old board and not make it sound like old people. I hope you know what I meant. In yesterdays news a local wood mill and a local hotel closed down and many people are without jobs. The hotel had structural damage and will reopen- but those are minimum wage jobs. The mill was one of the few "family wage jobs" in our area and I think about 96 lost jobs. Someone bought it and will reopen in 9 months but everyone needs to apply for jobs all over again and be accepted. So, Shar, like you say - people have to cut back on what they spent on like day care, haircuts, and on and on.

Patty, the chili sounds good and I'm sure your hubby will appreciate it after he does all those chores.

The TOPS Christmas party went well last night. I made a new incentive last week that will run through the first week in January to motivate members to eat healthy and take care of themselves. Each got a quarter of a scrapbook page with a Christmas theme. Each week that their weight stays the same, they lose or for those at goal to be in their TOPS weight range they get to attach a little gift to their page. It's called "A Gift To Yourself" and the prize is better health and getting through the Christmas/New Years season doing their best. The "gifts" are just little squares of cardboard wrapped in tin foil with a little ribbon tied around it. Anyway, it was so nice because everyone brought healthy and delicious food to the potluck and then we had a gift exchange where we drew numbers and got to pick a gift. I got a beautiful wood 5 x 7 picture frame that will go wonderfully with some family pictures I keep on the desk. Our weight recorder and assistant brought in cedar boughs to decorate and also extra for us to take home.

I missed the Christmas memories yesterday but I'll add mine here. I remember when I was probably 8 on up to teens I liked to go out to the living room in the evening or early morning when everything was quiet and dark with the tree lit. I especially loved those old Christmas lights and the blue ones were my favorite. It was just such a quiet, hopeful moment.
Another memory was when I was 5 and in the Sunday School Christmas program. My lines were "peace on earth, good will to men". We all practiced and knew our lines but we didn't practice going up to the church with a big Christmas tree right by where we sat. Another little girl and I got excited because there were gifts under the tree so we got off the pews to look at them. The next thing we knew our class was up on the platform saying their lines! We just sat there, not knowing what to do and our teacher didn't know where we were.


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12/9/09 1:41 P

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Good Morning Shar, Patty and all who will follow. Shar, I don't ever hear from Isabelle any more. I think she is a member her but does not post. At least I thought she said she had joined a long time ago. I also wish Isabelle and Joan #1 would post. I have Joan's E-Mail and should write her. Also, has anyone heard from Paulissa? I am getting concerned. I don't believe she has posted in a while. Well, today is being spent taking DD to the Physical Therapist. We will be getting the results of the CAT SCAN taken on Monday. I know this is weird to say but I pray it showed something. The girl is still in so much pain that it hurts to walk!
Well, everyone, please have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

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12/9/09 1:21 P

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Afternoon Ladies,
Yes, we got a lot of snow, and more expected. Poor hubby, plowed us out, plowed out DIL. I made a big pot of chili for lunch, to warm my man. Soon he has to go out and groom the trails around the house, to the burning barrel, to the propane tank, from the wood pile to the back door, etc. poor hubby having to do all the work in the snow.

Hopefully we don't get any during the night, as he has his surgery tomorrow morning, and I would not want him to plow in the later day tomorrow after the surgery. Can't imagine that he will feel really well. We shall see.

Have a blessed day all.


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12/9/09 12:29 P

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Hello Everyone,
I enjoyed reading the posts of yesterday. I cannot say I had ever had a bad Christmas growing up. We didn't have a lot of money either but it certainly was always a good Christmas. I was so fortunate to have parents that took good care of me and loved me. We were very close always.
Well old man winter has seemed to have hit for sure. We were so lucky and got mostly rain instead of the snow. Now today we have some snow and it sure is blowing outside. Patty I hear you are getting hit pretty hard and I am wondering if Deb is to.
Sarah I certainly don't know where the time goes either. And the older we get the faster it goes it seems.
Well I better get back to my little ones. I only have 3 today. Just so many layoffs and that has really hurt my daycare business. I wonder how Vicki is doing? I miss her posts. Louise do you ever hear from Isabelle? She use to post so much on the old HE site. I miss her and Joan#1. Wish they would join us here.
Ok, best go for now. Everyone have a nice day and stay warm and dry!!!!!


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