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12/21/12 5:42 P

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Good afternoon all,

I stayed up late last night and woke during the night to do some reading, so I slept very late this morning. So late that my grandson was beginning to worry. My sleeping pattern is weird, but I am not unhappy with it. Since I am usually on my own no one else is bothered either.

Jan, Have your doctor check your ears too. That kind of wooziness is often caused by something in the ears. I have experienced it on several occasions. I don't think it is anything serious, just very discombobulating.

Everyone here is out today so I have the house to myself. I had my daughter sort her laundry so I could get it done today. I guess I should get that started.

I asked her last evening what she'd like to have for dinner this evening, but she said she'd be home early and we would decide after she gets here. So I won't be able to have dinner waiting for her when she gets home.

Gotta get going.

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12/21/12 3:30 P

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Our little town, 2 miles away, has lost power. They are with a different power company than we are.

Our son, who lives 11 miles away, lost his last night, and got it back this morning.
So far, so good here.

It is very windy still.

Hubby plowed us out, and then went to DD to plow her out. Their snowblower wouldn't start...

I shoveled for 20 minutes. enough. that is my exercise for today...

All we need to do outside today is bring in more wood. easy peasy with a wheel barrow.


have a safe weekend.

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12/21/12 3:03 P

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Good Morning. The sun it out but it is cold outside. This is the first day of winter.

Jan, I know how your TOPS job must have been with others giving input that is not necessary. In the past I have always volunteered to be a wagonmaster for a monthly camp out. A couple of times I've done it by myself due to asst. cancelling due to illness. No problem as there is always a lot of volunteers willing to help. Mostly it is just organizing a couple of meals and doing the grocery shopping. Well, this time I decided I would help someone and make it easier on myself. BIG MISTAKE The couple I/we are helping has done one campout in the past so I didn't think this was a big deal. Her DH does very little as he stays up all night and doesn't get up to mid afternoon. He's also lactose intollerent (sp) We are working on a camp out in late January. We had planned one propared dinner, one order in pizza meal and two breakfast with sweet bread for good by on Sunday morning. We collect $7.00 per person per day for food. Before Dec. it was $5.00 per day but costs have gone up.

At our last campout the group decided to make the outings easier on the host as it was getting hard to get volunteers to host as our group is getting smaller. So when the gal, I am working with heard that she said let them eat breakfast on their own and we'll just do the order in pizza and 1 breakfast that will have them in the hall for the business meeting after they eat. Fine with me. After we had already shopped for food prices etc etc. Now she is driving me nuts on how much and when to give them their excess food allowance back. I bet she has sent me a ream of paper in emails. I think I may take up drinking.

Patty, I know your snow is pretty but please don't send it our way. Our drivers here would not have a clue how to drive in snowy, icy roads. I grew up in that stuff but never had a drivers license once it started to snow. Left home in the late spring, never to return. Once we did have a cover of snow in Memphis, but it didn't last long.

I've been wanting us to buy another car. We'd keep the one we have for towing behing the motor home but get another that would be more comfortable for us old folks. An RV friend has a Chevy Equinox that we like and it is towable but much heavier than the Malibu we have. I found a used Equinox at a Car Max up the road that is a 2010 with only 18,000 miles on it. The Malibu is the first used car we've ever bought and it has been a very good car. It was a lease car in Fl. as that is where we bought it. I want something that has the seats higher. DH suggested we look at it yesterday but it was late in the day and I didn't want to have to drive home in traffic. He reminded me there are express lanes in that direction. Maybe after he eats his lunch he will want to go.

Ann in San Diego

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12/21/12 12:25 P

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It's not raining as much today and DH and I are going downtown after awhile to walk around and see how the shop windows are decorated.

Yesterday was our anniversary so we went out of town where the nearest Burgerville is for a wonderful lunch, then did some Chrismas shopping. It was a good, relaxed day. The way to Washington was a bit more anxious because it was raining hard and there were slide warnings along the highway at places but thankfully nothing slid as we were passing. The way home it didn't rain and there was some blue sky. While we were gone DS went out and cleaned up the garden and created a new compost area and cleaned up the yard. He even pulled up a section of fence that went over in the winds the other day. I have to tell you what I splurged on for lunch: Tillamook Cheeseburger and a small eggnog milkwhake with about 8 of DH's french fries. Very satisfying. Something that happened was we were in the mall and I noticed I was getting that slightly queasy feeling walking down the big main hall. It feels like something to do with my vision that sets this off so I'm going to do some more observing and then talk to my doctor about it.

DS#2 won't be here until Saturday so we are preparing for him.

Hope you all are having a great Friday.


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12/21/12 7:45 A

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Well, here I am , still with power. It went off a couple of times last night, but came right back on. Just long enough to have to set all the clocks again.Still snowing and v ery windy.

We shall see if we are able to keep power.

How was yesterdaY?

did you drink your water?
did you stick to your lifestyle food plan?

Let's make today a healthy day.

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