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Done with May--go to June!!

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IT HAS BEEN 74 TODAY, MUCH COOLER. IT IS GETTING CLOUDY NOW THINK I HEAR RUMBLING IN THE DISTANCE.

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This past winter has to be in the history books. I can't imagine surviving it in the north/northeast.

It is in the high 70's, very pleasant. Just warm enough for shorts, not too warm.

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Barbara, I live right outside of Chicago and winters can be brutal. This winter certainly was! I lived in New Orleans for years and miss the weather there more and more.

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Franniek, where do you live? I think train trips are fun. I went from NYC to Montreal via overnight train many years ago and it was great.

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It is an absolutely gorgeous day here, in the low 70s and sunny. I love days like this, we don't get too many so I try to enjoy it while I can. The dog and I went for a long walk this afternoon.

I am really trying to get a handle on my snacking, any suggestions are appreciated! I do fine during the day at work, I can even avoid most of the goodies in the teacher's lounge and the office but when I get home I just tend to snack too much after work. I try to make healthy choices but I feel like I can't get enough to eat. I am eating protein for lunch, try to keep the carbs low and I am trying to drink lots of water. I guess I just need to keep working on it. Snacking after work is one of my most ingrained habits so it seems to be the hardest to deal with.

DH and I are going to visit his brother, niece and nephew next month. They live in PA, we are taking a train which I am really looking forward to. We haven't been there in years so it should be a good trip.

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HI IT IS HOT emoticon ABOUT 94 TODAY. GOT MY WALK IN EARLY THIS A.M. emoticon IT WILL PROBLELY RAIN TODAY JUST HAD MY GRASS CUT. emoticon emoticon

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Ha--I wonder what rain looks like? Here in SoCal, we are in the midst of a severe drought....

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Up early 35 min Cardio DVD, 80 squats for Challenge group. Usually walk at lunch but looks like rain all day will walk in the building and do some steps.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon HAVE A SAFE AND FUN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!!!!! emoticon

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Dreary today--good day to just cozy up in a chair and relax.

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Have a wonderful weekend - whether yours is long or short, it can still be wonderful.

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I took a water aerobics class at the local community college. It wasn't very expensive and it was great exercise!

It was beautiful yesterday and is going to be gorgeous all weekend, about time we get some really nice weather. I walked the dog twice yesterday evening, he loved it. I love spring and early summer, I actually like the heat and all the fresh fruit is so nice. I got my tomatoes and peppers in, I have to go get a couple of cucumber plants and a couple more herbs. It just seems so late but it has been such a cold spring that we didn't get anything in early.

Hope you all have a wonderful memorial day weekend (for those in the states). Everyone have a great weekend no matter where you are! Let's all try for some movement this weekend!

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THANKS NANCYPAT, I'LL CHECK OUT THE Y ITHINK THEY HAVE LESSONS. HAVE A SAFE AND FUN WEEKEND EVERYONE. emoticon emoticon

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You don't even have to be able to swim (or even like the water or getting your face wet) to enjoy the benefits of water exercise. You can walk in the water, do aerobics, yoga, and even zumba in the water and it is lower impact on your joints and safer to do as we age. Many of the women who come to my water classes don't swim and some hate the water but they get their workouts and really benefit from the added protection of the water. I both swim and love the water but neither is a requirement for having fun and getting a good workout in the water.

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I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN HOW TO SWIM I KNOW THAT IS GREAT EXERCISE. I MAINLY WALK I FIND WALKING OUTSIDE TO BE INVIGORATING. I LIKE TO VERY EARLY WHEN IT IS STILL COOL OUTSIDE.

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I hear you--it is time to tackle the windows....

I haven't bought a suit in so long that the price stopped me cold--even though as I think back on it, they were very cheap!! I am going to try again tomorrow morning, because if I don't buy it, I can use it as a continuing excuse not to go to the gym pool.

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The new swimsuit sounds like a great idea, especially since you get to play in the pool with your grandson!

I've been working on Raggedy Ann and Andy and trying to finish a book to leave at daughter's when I go next month. I had forgotten just how long it takes to sew all that hair on. As soon as the doctor clears it, I need to get busy on some heavy cleaning.

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Bonnie, we have had the same thing with the weather--chilly, then 100 degree heat and now it is in the high 60-low 70s again. I think the days of predictable weather have long passed.

Swimming sounds great. I am planning on actually buying a new bathing suit for the first time in about 20 years, so that maybe it will prod me to use the gym pool. Also I am going back to VA at the end of August (not my choice, believe me) and I want to swim in the pool in my daughter's development, with my grandson!

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Bgumba, that sounds like great fun, it is actually early here for strawberries so none of the you pick farms are open. Everything is late, I order tomato plants from Burpees every year and they get here around the 15th of May, they send them whenever it is right for your area. I am going to get them today which seems late but nights have been so cool that it hasn't been good for them. I hope we get enough heat to get some tomatoes this year.

I would love to swim some but our pools are so crowded with kids and the swim times for adults are during the day when I am at work I just don't even try. I have been doing a lot of gardening and digging and am able to walk quite a bit though so exercise is happening. Not as much as I should be at least some.

It is warm here today, I am happy but most everyone else is complaining now about heat. I figure it is not cold so I am good with it. No complaining here.

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It looks like things are going "normally" for everyone! We've had a roller coaster May here so far--temps have ranged from highs in the upper 90s to lows in the lower 40s. This week has been beautiful--lows of 44-58 and highs in the 70s or low 80s. It has been wonderful not to use the AC, but that is about to end. It's supposed to be in the upper 80s today and back int he 90s tomorrow.

I've been enjoying picking strawberries, but that is about to end. The season is almost over, and each time I go it takes me longer to fill my basket!

I'm looking forward to the outdoor pool opening here. As soon as the doctor releases me, I plan to spend some time splashing in the water. Until then, it will be walking and the exercise bike.



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not sure which is better...


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TODAY IT WAS 74 DEGREES NOWITS 60.

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98 today--cooling down to 89 tomorrow!!

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Highs expected to be in the 50s and lows in the low 40s or mid 30s - lots of flooding and after all the snow days, some schools around our area had to close due to the flooding - ours just canceled bus service on the affected runs and have school for the rest. It has certainly been a year for WEATHER. The rains have been torrential and there are downed trees and overflowing creeks, rivers, and such. So far, I have not personally been particularly affected however.

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You see Nancypat, it works like a charm! We have had gray rainy days too. It is really chilly this morning and very gray outside, supposed to rain all day off and on. I really am tired of complaining but I am also very tired of being cold. It is the middle of May for goodness sakes, it should be warmer than this. I want to put out tomatoes but if it doesn't warm up they may just rot in the soil. They certainly won't do anything. Is there a sunny and warm dance?

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My car has been thoroughly washed and it is also raining cats and dogs and maybe even chimpanzees here - the forecast says we can expect 2-6 inches of rain tonight and it has been raining for a couple of days

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emoticon emoticon IT IS RAINING CATS AND DOGS HERE. emoticon emoticon

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That's funny, Frannie. I should give it a try. My car is in desperate need of a wash.

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Barbara, it is less bothersome when there is not humidity but 102 is still hot!

Icecub, isn't that always the way, if it were cooler and not humid your AC would be humming away! My husband washes his car now if we need rain, it is like his little rain dance and he swears it will rain on his nice clean car!

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today was 90 emoticon emoticon right now it is 83 calling for thunderstorms tonight emoticon emoticon it emoticon will rain because I cut my grass emoticon today. and my air is not working emoticon

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Frannie, there is the difference--humidity!! We don't have any, so even though it is 102, it isn't as bad as 90 with 90 percent hunidity!!

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Barbara, 102 (if there was any way I could bold and italicize that I would) OMG! It very rarely gets that hot here, they count the # of summer days it hits 90! I always joke when my husband complains about the heat because we lived in MO for so long and it was always in the 90s in the summer! Before that we lived in New Orleans and it was in the 90s with humidity to match the temp!

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102 today....

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We had a very warm weekend, Mother's Day was beautiful. I have a tiered planter that I got a couple of years ago and I filled that with flowers, dug in my garden a bit so I could put my tomatoes and peppers in and had a wonderful day with my family. Today it is in the 50's, it is hard to believe it was in the 80's just 2 days ago!

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emoticon ALL, ITS 94 DEGREES TODAY emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Ouch--hot here! 100 degrees. I wish things like that affected my appetite, but I still get hungry!!

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Nancypat, I feel the same way too. BTW, I'm a Nancy too!

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Funny! I am not a great swimmer but I used to love the water.

Frannie, your kids are lucky that you enjoy walking the dog!!

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Momkop - I am fortunate tht the pool is across the street from where I work - I love it when I can get there almost every day. You have to do what YOU can do. Maybe when the lake water warms up you can enjoy it. Like you I definitely feel more at home in the water than on dry land. Once wrote a blog about how I walk down the stairs into the pool a fat old woman with really short hair, when I get into the water, I am 15 years old, have long flowing hair, and weigh about 125 pounds - hard to believe that I can turn into a mermaid just by walking down a few steps.

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That sounds great Barbara! I have a gym with a pool close but it is definitely one of the more expensive ones. Until DH is working again I will have to find free ways to exercise.

Took the dog out for a walk yesterday afternoon, it was actually hot! I loved it, however, the dog was a little less thrilled. He is 13 yo now and I think the heat hits him harder. He is my DD and SIL's dog but they are so busy they just don't have time for long walks with him. So I try to do it, he loves it. So I am getting some exercise in, I walked to work yesterday too, it was beautiful in the morning. Today it is stormy so no walking.

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Hit the wrong key and my reply disappeared!!

My health insurance gives me access to a gym with a pool now, but it is a little bit of a drive from me. It is actually walking distance from my son's apartment and the gym that he is going to. My goal is to get myself there as regularly as possible this summer and swim for exercise.

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Nancypat - 3 hours in the pool sounds like heaven. I feel more at home in the water than I do on dry land! Unfortunately, the closest pool is too far away to make it a viable option for me to swim regularly, and the lake water doesn't get warm enough for me until mid-July. I guess I'll have to stick to my stationary bike for now.

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Spent 3 hours in the pool today after school - it was a good workout. I hope everyone has a fantastic day tomorrow.

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Jumpup, no snow is good but warm is even better! It has stayed warm here for 1 or 2 days and then we are cold again. Today though is supposed to be in the 80s (I don't know since I am at work inside!).

I am lucky Barbara, I do know it. They live with us right now and I just dread the day they move out. She brightens my day so much!

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NancyPat, that is good news. Your B/P is actually a tiny bit low, but good, nonetheless. Mine has been tending a little higher for the last year, but it is still fine.

Frannie, you are so lucky!!!!! My grandson is so far away that he doesn't really get "Grandma" yet. He is accustomed to me from our weekly video calls, but it isn't the same as a connection. I am looking forward to our next visit at the end of August.

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I think it must be the relief in knowing we can't possibly wake up to more inches of snow on the ground that is making everyone relaxed enough that we are wanting to sleep in!! What else can have hit us all, all at the same time?

The sun is starting to put the 'partly' in the 'partly cloudy this morning'! YAY! As soon as I finish lunch, I'll be heading out to mow the lawn. yay. I have so much yard work to do, I want to cry. Oh well, one thing at a time, I might be done by fall.

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Jumpup, I planted garlic one year and it came back the next year too. After that we didn't see it again.

The school district fed everyone breakfast this morning for teacher appreciation week. It is usually bagels, muffins, yogurt, some kind of donut or danish and fruit. And it was this morning, but the fruit is usually bananas or apples, this morning it was a nice fruit salad. So I had some fruit, I try to avoid the bagels and muffins and had yogurt with me already. Sometimes they don't have fruit so there is nothing I can eat.

I am having some problems getting out early enough to walk in the morning, my main problem is about 3 feet tall and very persistent. She wants to see grandma before she goes to preschool and if she doesn't it breaks her heart. Needless to say grandma cannot break her heart so I am working out other ways to get my walking in!

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This morning my bed kept cuddling me and I was slow to get up and get ready - made it in time but really dragged my feet so I didn't get on before school. Had a good day - school went well, pool went great and I had a face-to-face meeting with my diabetes educator. Despite my long winter of challenges with family, weight, stress, injuries, etc. she was really pleased with how I am doing - she said she knows the weight gain is temporary and that I will be back on track now that the weather is cooperating and summer is coming soon. She was really supportive and encouraging - she is SOOOOOO pleased overall with my results over the past several years that she was nothing but POSITIVE - my BP was 110/72 which is IDEAL. Anyhow, she renewed my already improving spirits and mood and helped me to remember how important it is to stay on track.

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Sigh--it was the old, bed is so cozy thing again this morning!! I finally got up and went to the gym, though!

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I was up pretty early.went for a walk

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I was up on time today and got moving - generally a good day.

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I managed to get up at a reasonable time this morning, so I am pleased about that. Maybe I can start a trend for myself.

I have been doing well with the carbs, although I do plan on having pasta for dinner tonight. I haven't made myself pasta in over 9 months. I had a pancake yesterday--which sounds funny but my son came over for dinner and he recently started a weight loss/exercise regime so he is being strict about carbs. First time he ever asked me to make a pancake instead of pancakes!

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I hit the snooze button a few times this morning instead of getting up to exercise, so I'll have to do that when I get home. My DH is out of town for a few days, so I don't have to cook tonight since I am happy with leftovers. I think I had too many carbs yesterday, which made me feel pretty sluggish this morning. Tomorrow will be a better day!

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Frannie, it's funny you have a parsley problem - this place has a garlic problem! My mom threw some garlic out into the planting beds one year and it's been a battle ever since to get rid of it - or at least keep it in it's place! Roses are supposed to like growing next to garlic.

I have trouble growing parsley in pots!

weather has been on and off here, rain and sun. I need to push myself a little harder to make good use of the sun times.

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I got in a bunch of flowers Saturday and after all the digging my legs are so sore! I have a lot more digging to do so hopefully my muscles will get used to it again. It is rainy today but at least it is not too cold. I am so happy that I don't have to wear a coat at last! It is supposed to get really warm later this week, up to almost 80, I am really looking forward to that, and it is not supposed to get back to the 50s again for the next week. Is is supposed to be in the upper 50s today and then start warming up.

My GD asked me yesterday what I wanted for Christmas, so I told her I wanted a horse, she said we only have pretend blankets so I told her I wanted that. She asked her mom, who promptly said "I want a pretend blanket." GD told her, "you get a car!" then "Daddy gets a new pair of socks." Who do you think is the preferred one here! So funny.

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Today was a wonderful day

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I got up early this morning, despite not having a great night. There is a house a street over from me where they have some kind of big party every summer, complete with amplified music. In the past they have always finished by 11, but lately they get quieter but there is still noise until very late. Annoying but not quite enough to try to get the police over there.

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the weather is sunny here. have a great day.

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Had a wonderful day yesterday - plan for today's to be even better

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HAD A WONDERFUL DAY. MY IRISES ARE FINALLY COMING UP. MY AZALEAS ARE BLOOMING. I PLAN ON PLANTING TOMATO'S AND MAYBE A HYDRANGEA. It HAS BEEN HOT.

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Had a wonderful day full of adventures

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Lately, I have been finding it harder and harder to get up when I think I should--it is just so cozy there in the bed a little longer!!

It is still hot although supposedly we will see a little drop today and this coming week. I've been ok although I had to put on my fan last night to sleep.

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Momklop, I think I eat better when my hubby is gone. I tend to eat a lot of soups!

I just picked up my flowers from our High School band plant sale, they are so pretty. I got 2 of my mom's favorites, pansies and violas. It will be nice to look at them this summer and remember mom, she would have loved it. I got dianthus and an ivy geranium also. I am planning on putting most of them in today but they are flats of 48 so some will go into pots. I do need to buy a few more flowers and I am watching my perennials to see how many come back after our hard winter. I already see a few coming up so I am hopeful. Now if I could keep the parsley from coming back after reseeding life would be complete! That stuff is everywhere and more each year. I try to dig most of it up and stop it from flowering but it works very hard to beat me.

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I'm starting to wake up earlier in the morning without my alarm! It is nice to not have to start the day being startled out of sleep. It gives me time to exercise before work, since in the evening there isn't time. I will be starting a new online class on Monday, so I will have to be even more vigilant about my time management. My husband will be gone for a few days for a meeting, so it will be interesting to see how my diet is different with him gone. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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heading to the library and then off to shop - big adventures in store today - even have plans to eat out.

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Raining here in NE FL and have not waded to my garden in three days. My herbs and other thing in the pot in the front are doing good

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Had a productive day today - busy weekend planned

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it was nice today, low 80s. emoticon

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So hot here! Way too early in the year for it to hit 100!!

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It is still cold in VT, but the mud is drying up, making it easier to walk to work. We started a Walk around the world challenge April 30, so I entered a goal of 150 miles by Aug. 31st. My husband had a pedometer which I confiscated. I'm thrilled that it actually recorded some "steps" while I was riding the stationary bike this morning.

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Think of the new Wall feature as the huddle, you can post yeas and atta boy teams and any other encouragement, but you can also post significant events in your life and we are just more likely to see them. Change is always an adjustment, but we all get used to it in time. I am not too fond of the changes in the team threads but that is because the contrast between one persons post and the next one is so low. It is harder for me to follow.

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Had a great day today - hope the changes become familiar soon - I am really NOT SURE of them.

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ITS MAY ITS 76 DEGREES AT 7:19PM emoticon

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Yay for May… but I'm not ready to wear Spring and Summer clothes.. yikes.

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I truly cannot believe it is May, it is 50 degrees here today! I pick up my flowers (our high school band sells them) and it is so chilly! I am hoping we are done with freezes but I definitely won't put out the geraniums or dahlias until I feel surer of the temps. I got pansies and I can put those out, they don't mind a little cold.

Let us know what you think of the new style of the team pages, as team leaders we can relay your concerns, likes, dislike back to Spark People so that they know what kind of feedback we are getting. There are also message boards that you can post in to let them know what you miss and what you would like to see. Remember, our first reaction to change is generally negative so give the changes a chance to grow on you before blasting them. Sometimes things we think are terrible turn out to be positive!

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Unbelievable, but it is May already!! And very jot here in California.

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