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12/1/14 5:14 P

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opening the December chat right now! SO::: STOP POSTING HERE

~Barbara~

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12/1/14 2:45 P

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My last post in November! December is here and it is time to really work at this! The holidays can be difficult but we can help each other weather the storm (food storm that is!). Let's really try and be here for each other and use this to help each other find a way to enjoy the holidays and parties without gaining any weigh!


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12/1/14 6:09 A

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Got my routine in for the morning, now I have cleaning and straightening and folding and packing to do!

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11/30/14 5:48 P

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My daughter, SIL and grandson are staying with me for a month, so it has been busy around here. I have to admit that I am so accustomed to being home alone that I am already exhausted!

~Barbara~

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11/30/14 8:01 A

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We had a wonderful day on Thanksgiving - went to my niece's home and I got to love on the two babies. I even got the nickname of the BABY WHISPERER because every time I held them the girls cuddled in and fell asleep - even the baby I just met that day who doesn't normally CUDDLE but is active and always moving.

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11/30/14 5:25 A

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Had a blast!

The drive in was a little dicey, but fortunately, the turnpikes were salted and dry for the most part.

The meal was fabulous, my brother is an excellent cook, my nieces fiance made the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted!

Friday, we took the train into NYC and wandered around Macy's for a bit, then headed over to Times Square to people watch for a while. Since my immune system is somewhat compromised from the meds I take, I'm supposed to stay out of crowds. Well, THAT didn't work! None the worse for the wear, I suspect.

All in all, a great trip!

Now I have 3 days to do laundry and repack, ready to spend 2 weeks in Arizona!

Life can be quite good, sometimes!





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11/27/14 7:32 A

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If it warms up we might venture out, but as of now, we will have a nice meal at home and travel over the weekend

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11/26/14 6:47 P

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Nancy, I went through that with a mammogram once, they just kept using smaller and smaller paddles until they finally decided to do the sonogram. They decided it was nothing, I just have very dense tissue. I hope your snow ends soon, 15 inches is no fun! I am glad you are staying in.
Stormie, let us know how your dinner goes. It sounds really interesting! I may try the waffle idea for a left over dinner! I will have to look for that. My kids also have favorites they want for the holiday.
Barbara, I hope your kids make it okay, let us know!
Jumpup, be sure and let us know you are okay, that is a long drive, especially with the nasty weather in so many parts of the country!

I have made one of the pies, the cranberry sauce and dried out the bread for dressing. Trying to get the veggies cut up and I will make a pumpkin pie next. We are brining the turkey this year, we'll see how that does. My fridge is so full I don't think I could get one more thing in it! And I am really not cooking that much, I used to do a lot more. All 3 kids are supposed to be here with a hubby and 1 significant other! the 3rd one has broken up with her boyfriend so she is coming solo. I love having them all together, even though we all live in the same city it is hard to get everyone together at the same time.

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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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11/26/14 5:55 P

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I doubt we will be going anywhere tomorrow - already had 8 inches at 7 a.m. when I lost power and my internet and tv - now it is about 15 inches and still snowing.

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11/26/14 1:27 P

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Well Happy Thanksgiving to all...

This year I am stay home with what I thought was just going to be myself, hubby, two small dogs and a cat. That is soooo not happening, found out my oldest step son is coming in and my daughter, her fiancÚ, her monster cat and his corgi are going to be here. To say the least it is NOT a typical Thanksgiving dinner planned, as my hubby watches the cooking channel and wants to make ... ready... drum roll... Cornbread Waffles, sliced deli turkey, mashed potato with gravy on top sandwich with cranberry jelly on side... daughter wants her mac n cheese casserole and the boys want the green bean casserole. Hummm ohhhhkay, wish me luck in this endeavor of my first being at home non traditional dinner. I think I am going to need it.

The pain of being overweight is soothed by the effort of exercise and eating healthy.

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11/26/14 12:18 P

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I have a fast errand to run this morning but I have to wait for the library to open--then home to start my desserts for this week, maybe a loaf of bread, and wait for my kids to arrive from the East Coast! THey have been driving cross-country!

~Barbara~

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11/26/14 5:23 A

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will be leaving in about 3 hours for an 8 hour drive (that will probably stretch to 10 or 12 with the weather)

Pies are ready to go, I have some last minute clean up, breakfast dishes and such, to do - and must get my routine in!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving all!

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11/25/14 9:36 P

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Wishing all a fabulous rest of your week and a truly amazing Thanksgiving if you live in the USA. Went to doctor today and she was really pleased with my lab work. Following that, I went to have a second mammogram - they spent 2 hours and did many different views, and finally decided on an ultrasound. Final result was to say they think it is just a blood vessel and I don't need to worry about it - just return in a year for another mammogram.

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11/25/14 4:56 P

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Stormie, take care and stay off of it! A Harley riding Geocacher? Love it!

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
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Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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11/25/14 2:50 P

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They said what?

Okay ready for this... Monday went in to doctor's office got x-rays of my swollen left knee, I haven't twisted or banged it, don't know why it is doing this.

Received call today from Doctor, wants me to come in next Monday to immobilize the knee, thinks I may have a hairline stress fracture on the tibia head. Okay I can handle that, its what the Doctor told me next ... "no strenuous exercises or power walking for the next 4 to six weeks... keep off it and elevate" really Doc? I am hobbling now, its not like I would be doing power walking even if I wanted to! Geesssh I do have common sense, after all I am a Harley riding geocacher, uh wait that came out wrong... lol

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11/25/14 9:54 A

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You guys take care and drive carefully. Enjoy your holiday and your families!

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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11/25/14 7:59 A

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Worrying about the expected snow for Wednesday - we have about a 2 hour drive and I will NOT go if there is too much snow - our lives are too important to risk like that

Nancy from West Virginia - EST
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11/25/14 7:55 A

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Pies in the oven, Getting read to drop off cats.

8 hour drive tomorrow into the bad weather, If you are on the road this holiday, drive carefully!

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11/24/14 9:39 A

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My plans for the Christmas break is to visit my family and spend time with a LOT of people I love and who have loved me for my entire life and/or their lives (some include both my aunts 87 and 91) my sister, my nephews, my great niece, my cousins, etc.

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11/24/14 9:16 A

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Nancy, that sounds great, it is so nice to see family. I do miss my brother's and with both my parents gone now it is not likely we will spend too many holidays together. We miss my husband's family too, both his parents are gone too. I am hoping for a few more holidays with his brother and my brother's.

So busy lately, work has been so stressful. We have to give a new state test this year and it is all online. It seems like the state has not prepared well, we have so many questions and keep running into so many snags, I do wish they had delayed it a year. But we forge ahead despite the lack of foresight! I make sure all the appropriate data is uploaded to the state site and then try and make sure that it is correct. Every time I turn around I am having to fix something or try something new. I can't wait until this year is over!!!

Anyway enough complaining, ordinarily I like my job, it is interesting and never the same which is how I like it, I could just do with a little less challenge!

Hope you all have a good week, get on here and post!! (I should talk!)

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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
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Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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11/24/14 8:53 A

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Spending this holiday with Helen's family - will have the chance to be with my stepbrother and his whole family - I love them all dearly and this year there will be two little ones to celebrate. I am really looking forward to this Thanksgiving

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11/24/14 8:44 A

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Wow, the holiday is upon us just that quick!

All I have to do is make a couple pies to bring, but I've got a LOT to do to plan for being away for basically 3 weeks.

When we get back from Bro house, I have 3 days to get ready for a 2 week trip to AZ to visit with Daughter and Fam! I am sooo excited. The baby is 2 on Wed, and I haven't seen her since last summer. I am grateful to have the chance to spend so much time with them.

I have a lot to be grateful for this T'giving and all year. I will not forget to count my blessings.

Happy Holiday all!



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11/13/14 8:33 A

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Barbara, that is so cool. When we lived across the country my brothers and I rarely all had holidays together, it was very special when we did!

Jumpup, I am the head pie maker also, my daughter often will ask me to make pies for Thanksgiving with her FIL, her husband's mom passed away several years ago so there is no one to do that.

I have had no heat for over a week now, finally got it fixed Tuesday! Just in time because it was in the mid 20s this morning and the highs for the next week are not supposed to get out of the 30s.

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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
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Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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11/6/14 10:41 A

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Driving 8 hours to have T'giving with my brother who lives on the Jersey shore. As usual, I'll make the pies.

Got my sink ups and weight work in every day but Tues, when I worked at the election polls, man that's a long day! Hope you all got out to vote.

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11/5/14 2:09 P

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Frannie, I saw your note about reminding me to post the new thread--I was just joking!! No worries!! But bad girl, for posting on the old thread!!!

I will have my whole family for Thanksgiving for the first time since 2009. My son, daughter, her husband and my precious grandson!!! I don't think we are having anything different from what I make for myself and my son and his friends every year, but we might try something new.

~Barbara~

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I don't know yet. I've invited some people but they don't know yet if they can come or not.

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Happy November! Who is hosting Thanksgiving at their house this year? I am. There will be 14 here, I believe. I am doing the main things: turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing and gravy - but everyone brings something, which really helps.

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11/4/14 9:53 P

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November certainly came on fast and I have so much to do

Keep on track


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11/4/14 9:33 P

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Yes, it is flying by but the flight has been amazing and truly life changing - miracles and lots of changes - I feel so blessed

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11/4/14 9:27 P

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Here we go--this year is flying by!

~Barbara~

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