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11/12/08 1:24 P

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The teacher says it takes about 3 classes. The classes are one-on-one and 2-1/2 hrs. each. So, that would be one day I guess? There's homework too apparently, I haven't gotten to where I have anything to do at home yet but I've only had the one class.

It's complicated with what material goes where, 3 different materials; I wouldn't be able to do it myself very fast (if I could figure it out at all) I don't think. I'm sending this one to my aunt I think, for Christmas, but I plan to start over again with the "other" design they offered, the "log cabin" one and take lessons for that the beginning of next year. The sewing shop offers lots of different lessons and I love that the teacher, Pat, and I get along so well and that it's one-on-one. I might be able to get myself into sewing. I had an unfortunate start with my stepmother when I was a young teen.


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11/11/08 5:07 P

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So happy to hear about your venture into quilting. I have never braved that beautiful craft, though I do many others, and I have always loved to sew.

Can't wait to hear more about it. I checked out the link, and it really looks interesting! Can you really make a quilt in a day? Keep us posted!

Charlotte

After a very long time, I thought I would check in and update my status, and say Hi to anyone still there who remember's me. I am doing well, have had some setbacks, but not in the weight loss department. My goal has always been my Sparkpeople name, Iwillbe145. I am able to see the goal line now, I weighed in this morning at 152. I still have nearly 10 lbs to go, and I can see by my belly that I will want to continue loosing until I have a waistline again, but I am so happy to have come so far.


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11/11/08 12:55 P

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Mine's machine quilting, this is the "textbook" we're using:

www.amazon.com/Irish-Chain-Day-Elean
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The teacher and I were very surprised I remembered as much sewing as I did (and that my 1940's-50's Singer Lightweight still works as well as it does :-)

I use to do library stuff when I lived in Washington, D.C., was active/an officer in the Friends group and got to know the library staff, etc. Many years ago now.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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11/11/08 12:31 P

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So glad to hear you're taking a quilting class. I've taken a few different ones and they are always so much fun. I like to quilt when the weather is too hot to go outside (Phoenix) but when I lived in Sedona I did it during the winter when the days were really chilly and I'd have the fireplace going. It all seemed so warm and cozy. Quilting doesn't have to be "old fashioned" it can look modern also -- I only mention this because I like my furniture with clean lines and normally things like quilts and doilies don't go with that type of furniture.

Have a great day everyone!
I'm off to volunteer at our local Library.

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11/11/08 11:46 A

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I'm having a quiet week; no appointments or anything scheduled for myself (two appointments to take my friend to but that gives me the opportunity to read my library book I leave in the car for the purpose :-)

I took my first quilting lesson Friday but didn't get any homework yet. I did go out and get what I need to make a space up in my second bedroom/office so I'm sort of spending this week getting around to that (haven't unloaded the stuff from the car yet, card table, iron, ironing board, etc. because I haven't made the space yet :-) and I did a bit of cooking the last couple days but I'm really enjoying the slower pace this week.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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9/16/08 12:32 A

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Hi! This is one of the messages that I did not get a chance to read in a timely manner. I finally did read it today (the 15th) and it's kind of funny as on Friday, the 12th I had a difficult day. I was sad all day and felt philosophical on top of it. It's not a good combination. I spent a lot of time sleeping throughout the day, and as a result when bedtime rolled around I was not the least bit tired. I didn't got to bed until after midnight and even then I lay and watched my clock switch minute by minute, until finally it was 2:30 in the morning and I no longer remembered anything after that. I woke up after about 4 hours and as I had a morning appointment I had to get up and get ready.

Like you I was yawning my head off once my meeting was over. Came home and crawled into bed and slept another 2 or 3 hours. It felt sooooo good!

What happens to our rhythm sometimes, I wonder.

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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
9/10/08 4:27 P

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I had a different day today. I had blood testing for my doctor's appointment next week, an appointment at 8:50 only I woke around 2:30 last night (went to sleep around 10:30) and couldn't get back to sleep, just tossed and turned and dozed until I finally decided to get up around 5:30, shower and make the most of it. Of course I got horribly tired and hungry before time to leave for the blood tests but toughed it out and, because I had an appointment, was ushered right in, early.

So, I got home and had a cup of coffee and ate my leftover dinner from last night for breakfast, cold :-) and then went back to bed around 10:30 and didn't get up again until 3:00. I hope it doesn't all mess up my sleeping tonight!

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8/18/08 11:46 P

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I had a lovely first day home. Put on a load of clothing to wash, then dry. A friend stopped by and took me out to lunch, then we went to a movie. After that came home and just visited for awhile.

Altogether a thoroughly relaxing day. Wonderful! And of course the scale telling me I had lost a couple of pounds didn't upset me either.

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8/17/08 4:55 P

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Too much sun today! A couple friends came over and we went to my local flea market (I'd never been) and walked around in some really hot sun, then came back here and DH made us all BLT's and we sat out on the deck (I wasn't quite under the umbrella either) and talked, looked at the passing boats and waterfowl, etc. but when they left and I came in I realized I'd been in the sun too long (plus I'd only gotten 1 cup of coffee and I normally drink 2). So, I went up and showered to cool off, turned down the AC and got in bed and napped for a couple hours. I don't feel quite so bad now but I still haven't had enough caffeine :-)


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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7/29/08 9:54 P

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Believe me! It didn't start out LAZY.....I trimmed bougainvillea in the backyard so the clippings could go in the garbage for pick-up day (today) then as I was taking the trash can to the street I noticed how overgrown this one shrub was -- yes, I decided I'd better trim it too. By this time the temp was at 80+ and moving up rapidly. I did get it done, and all cleaned up, but was I worn out by then!! And very warm!!

So...... it was the REST of the day that was some what lazy. I read for the blind and that's about all I accomplished today, and of course I wrote to all you good people!

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7/25/08 12:25 P

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I've been driving my friend and her 2 children to and from day camp up here by my house this week; 8 trips a day; go pick them up, drop kids off at camp, drop friend back at her house, come home, pick friend up in afternoon, pick kids up at camp, drop them off at their home and come home myself.

Fortunately the camp didn't start until 10:00 in the morning so I didn't have to get up real early but they had an unpleasant incident yesterday so the kids don't want to go back so they didn't go today and I got to "sleep in" (until 9:45!). So today I'm not having to worry about time and it feels like a lazy day.

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6/30/08 9:59 P

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I generally figure my pedometer at 2350 steps equal a mile. It's all in how long your steps are. My goal for each day is to walk 7500 steps. When I get to where I can do that consistently, then I'll up my goal to 10,000 steps per day. If I don't get my entire number I don't beat myself up over it, some days I do, some days I don't.

I did just lose another 1.2 pounds as of this a.m. when I weighed in, putting me at 152.2 so that makes me happy. It's coming off very slow, but I'm just thankful that it's coming off.

Hope today was beautiful for all of you! Eve

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6/30/08 1:02 P

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I got up late and didn't get out for my exercise. We did go eat breakfast out and did a little shopping at a kitchen store so I could get a "mat" for my outdoor grill to cook fish and veggies on, etc. I put my step counter on before going out and decided today I'll leave it on "all day" and see my "normal" use number of steps, I haven't done that yet. So, I'm "cheating" but getting info while I'm at it. Looks like rain/thunder storms in the next couple hours and if they finish before 5:00 I might go walk a couple times around my circle here in front of the house; each time around is 200 steps, 10 times would be a mile.


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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
5/25/08 11:16 A

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Do you have better weather yet, Eve? We're having a really gorgeous weekend; yesterday was delightful and today is a carbon copy.

My husband, Scott, and I aren't feeling that chipper yet with our colds but I made him make us steak and egg sandwiches this morning for breakfast (that will cost me in calories and cholesterol but at least I'll get my protein :-) with the filet mignon I was going to have him grill for dinner. That's cheering us up some now.

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5/24/08 11:42 A

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I've just started being a "Caregiver" - part time, and I worked half days on both Thursday and Friday of this week that just went by. So today I slept in until nearly 8 o'clock, and as the weather has turned cool and rainy, I'm not planning on doing much of anything today.

Monday the Country Club we belong to is having a cook-out and Veto, our favorite Kareoke singer is going to be there for our listening enjoyment, so I believe we will be going to that.

I'm going to sit back and see if this part-time work of mine tires me out completely, or gives me more energy.

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I do hope whatever all you members are planning to do that you have a wonderful time with it.

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5/24/08 9:57 A

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Anyone doing anything exciting this Memorial Day weekend?

Our community is having its yardsale today but I opted out as I got a cold that's still dragging me and a friend who's having a yardsale in a couple weeks so I'm just giving all my stuff to her to sell, LOL. But it turned out well, I went out earlier to see what the turnout is and the sale's pretty much a bust it looks like, not much going on very many places.

My husband invited a friend for boat ride and cookout Monday when, hopefully, he and I will be over our colds more. I can't taste today and I hate that as I either don't feel like bothering eating or I eat too much, desperately trying to taste.


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5/20/08 5:50 P

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Some days are just like that, aren't they? Days when it's better to just stay in bed.


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5/20/08 9:31 A

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We're having rain today so I think it will be a lazy day for me. I have a writing challenge in another forum that is "due" tomorrow I want to work on and my poor husband has just come down with a cold and woke us up all last night with his coughing. So, I think we'll both be napping.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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5/13/08 11:16 A

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Well, Margo, you can never go wrong with a good fillet mignon and they don't take up as much room on the grill. For a classy touch how about wrapping a piece of bacon around them? After all, eating an entire steak is hardly on our diet anyway, so may as well blow it in a big way! Another steak you may want to consider would be the New York Strips. Yum! I have found that the baked potatoes they sell are very tasty too, but I would not buy them to use except for special occasions as each one is 270 calories, and that is for a half potato!!! Wow!

Your trip sounds nice, let us know about the camping at Disney, maybe we have some folks who live in that area. Me -- I wouldn't go to Florida this time of year cause I can't stand humidity (we don't have any to speak of in AZ). Have fun and I hope your hubby gets lucky at the trade show.

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5/13/08 10:51 A

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It was nice to be able to take Sunday off after all the rain and activity of Saturday. Of course, since yesterday (Monday) was really raining and yucky, I took that off too! LOL.

We did take the RV in for repairs yesterday, there was a recall notice, before we start on our trip from Maryland to Florida on June 4. My husband and a partner have produced a computer product they're trying to launch (my husband's retirement project) and there's a trade show we're going to in Orlando the week of June 9-13. We're going to stay in Disney's Ft. Wilderness campground, supposedly one of the best campgrounds in the U.S. We might stay longer or just go home slower, etc.

Anyway, I'm working a little on getting ready for the trip; we went to Omaha Steaks and I bought lots of different kinds of steak for us to "test" before we go; the last evening of the trade show we're going to have a "company" get-together to see how the trade show went and everyone's coming to our campsite for a steak dinner, around 7 of us :-) So, I'm checking to see what steak we like the best so I can buy 7-8 to take with us for the dinner, LOL. Really hard work, testing steak on the grill. Somebody's got to do it?

But I'm also lining up someone to care for my two cats. I found a good, established company but they need me to come in and fill out papers (which I'll do later today) and give them copies of rabies shots, etc. I'll arrange for them to come see the house and what they're going to do, where food and supplies are, get the key and all that. They'll get the mail and water plants too, which is nice. We live in a townhouse and have great neighbors and are in a quiet area (far end of the community) so there's no traffic, etc. so it's very safe. I'm not as worried about leaving as I use to be in the big house we lived in for 20 years.

Edited by: MARGOMCP at: 5/13/2008 (10:50)

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5/11/08 5:50 P

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Good for you, Margo! And you know, we all need to "clean out our refrigerator" now and then and make sure that we stock up on healthy, non-fattening snacks and food.

It's so nice for you that all of your clan was able to get together to honor Mother's Day. It sounds like a joyous time for all.

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5/11/08 8:47 A

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We had our Mothers Day yesterday and that was supposed to be here at our house but the weather and other factors caused it to be moved, wholesale (I'd already bought all the food for 13+ people) to the middle son and daughter-in-law's. Made it much easier for me, I didn't have to do that last minute frantic cleaning before everyone came :-) and didn't have to clean up afterwards; have an empty refrigerator and can "start over" as my husband commented.

But that makes today a rest day. I got a good sleep and I think I'm mostly just going to putter around here.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


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1/27/08 4:11 P

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Today is Sunday, so of course it started out by going to church. It's also raining, so while I did not intend for it to be a LAZY DAY, it's kind of turning out that way.

Today though, I'm going to watch a YOGA tape that I got from the Library. Perhaps I can learn to do some of the various things they teach you, which may prove to be good for limbering up my body.

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1/18/08 12:07 A

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Well Scotmama, every day has a different rhythm depending upon if it's a school day or not. My 3 grandchildren live across the street. When the two older ones (11 and 8) are in school I babysit for the 17 month old in the mornings. I did start a watercolor picture and because I'm a perfectionist I tore it up. I just wasn't into the composition. The guys were all working late so I took all the girls and kids out for dinner tonight. We went to Bubba Gump right on the ocean. I tried not to overeat but... I ordered a cobb salad with raspberry vinaigrette. I also had a margarita, two spoonfulls of clam chowder, a bite of my daughters hamburger, and I stole 10 french fries from my daughter in laws plate. I'm stuffed and once again prove I can't handle going out without blowing the food intake. I hope I don't find a big weight gain in the morning.

My life used to be dictated by my busy job. People called me at home to address issues and I do not miss the interaction at all. I'm a homebody who likes to stay in my jammies as long as I can in the mornings, love my little Tibetan spaniel, love my darling little house and loves my seclusion. I'm also a perfectionist when it comes to a clean house so I can find all kinds of things to keep me busy. I just need to watch my weight and increase my activity. I'm healthy now but...I'm not getting any younger. Boy did I ramble or what. Have a great evening or because of the time difference you're probably sleeping.

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1/17/08 8:19 P

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Today I didn't do much of anything. Kept my PJ's on all day and just enjoyed myself and my various activities. Do you have days like this? Tell me what YOU do.
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