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2/19/18 9:26 A

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So nice to hear from you gals....

LAURIE.... I agree w/Carol....sounds like a wonderful "vacation" playing with your one grandchild and holding another newborn. :D A different kind of work.

CAROL....Know the feeling of the baby fix. My grand"baby" is now 5 1/2 and in kindergarten. Where does the time go. No more kiddies for them. She had a tough pregnancy and doesn't want to go through that again. My other son got married last May. They are in their mid 30s and so wrapped up in their careers...Not sure if they'll have kids. So this could be it! Time will tell. We have a to of fun with her.

Retirement is the bomb! Sometimes I wonder how I got anything done while I was working.

Hubby went into the ER last night, he's fine, but was being cautious. Almost passed out while standing to go to the bathroom! Had experienced heart fluttering on and off over the years, but it was worse this past week. One way to by-pass the ER (especially during a bad flu season), is mention any heart issue! They'll throw you on a monitor faster than you can blink! Immediately saw some PVCs going on (funky heart rates quite common). But that is not associated with near passing out unless you have a super ton of them going on which is rare. There is actually a condition where men pass out while they "go"....but usually, that is upon getting up in the middle of the night or first thing in the AM of which, this is not...but it was morning still. To be safe, they kept him and are running all kinds of tests. So far....everything is checking out, though they didn't like his potassium level. It wasn't bad....It was actually at the lowest number considered normal. 3.6. They'd like it to be 3.8....so they gave him some horse pills to swallow and remeasured during the night. Wanted to see if it had any positive effect on the PVCs. He gets a stress test and an echo this AM, then gets discharged and has a 30 day monitor placed on him. INSURANCE! They won't cover the monitor unless you are discharged! Huh? I'm sure there is some reason.....It just sounds so silly! But.....whatever!

Raining on top of all that snow we had....rapid melt with heavy rains spells.....flood watches and warnings. At least we are hearing tons of birds singing....Spring is around the corner? Old Man winter is 2/3rds over. Yeah!





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2/18/18 9:32 P

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Oooooh Lapperoo - The classes sound awesome! I want to do some glasswork with my kiln, so I totally understand wanting to take classes like that. I do jewelry, clay work and for Christmas, my hubby bought me a glass cutting saw that can cut up to 12" high, so bottles and such. I just need to retire so that I can work more on creating that stuff than running the business end of companies - haha.

Lynn - So cute! My sister is fostering a Bordoodle that has some issues and he is the sweetest cutie...but I just can't do a smart dog while I'm still working. I really, really need to retire! How's that going for you?

2nd baby! Wow, time passes Laurie! I'm so glad you're taking time to go help with the new baby! It sounds like the loveliest of vacations to me! I really need some baby time. A bunch of my employees have had babies or are pregnant (4 total!)...I told one that has a nine month old that I would babysit ANY time! My accounting manager was laughing and explained to her that I was dead serious. I need a baby fix!


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2/18/18 1:05 P

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Lynn! Hi! Cute dog!

I'm dropping in... again.

I've been so busy. Still having a hard time with time management and keeping work separate from home. Stuff that used to take my assistant 10 minutes takes me an hour. Not to mention she took all the clerical stuff off my desk, and now I have to do it all. She still helps me with some accounting stuff and goes with me when I need a witness for a signing. She's been a godsend. I don't know what I'd do without her. But I'm finding out!

I haven't done any sort of exercise in I don't know how long. I'm afraid to look at my workout calendar, which I used to be faithful with, but haven't touched in months. I had a really hard time this year with depression and I haven't been able to handle the cold AT ALL, which is new for me. I'm getting ready to be gone for 3 weeks when my daughter has her baby (#2!) and although I wouldn't precisely call it a vacation (remember how much work babies are??? Oy!!), I hope to be able to spend some time on me, and get out and move more. She has a lap pool nearby, maybe I'll even get there a few times.

***** Laurie in Northeast Ohio *****

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Treat stressful situations like a dog... If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away!

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2/16/18 10:09 A

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HEATHER: Good for you with all you do! Such things should keep you out of trouble. ;) I see your posts with your daughter on FB and am amazed at how fast she's maturing into a lovely, young lady. She is beautiful!

CAROL: 41 for a high IS cold for out there! It feels cold even to us, although after a long spell of sub zero temps, it can feel quite balmy! Monday we are up to 60 degrees, I think for the first time this year, but with thunderstorms....so can't really enjoy it.

Everyone else....all busy and well!

I've been training for a half marathon that is scheduled for April 22nd. This forces one to run outdoors whenever possible even in the cold. But we had 9 days straight of measurable snow, with one day dumping a foot on us (Chicagoland)! So there was a total of about 17" on the ground and un-runable! Spent a lot of running time on the treadmill which I HATE! But got through it. LOTS of snow melt recently with above freezing temps....so I'm going to attempt it today with my very bored, housebound, cabin-fever weary border collie mix. She is a live wire and LOVES to run with me. I run/walk actually....and she LOVES it. I'm scheduled for a 9 miler on Sunday when it's 50 some degrees and sunny! Hoping she can endure it. She did fine at 8, but she hasn't ran in almost two weeks. Most likely, she won't have any issues. She's only 18 months old....and very athletic! Wish I had a fraction of her energy! See her photo below....

As for swimming....it's been a week since I swam and will have to wait until next week, I"m afraid...I'm missing it already! It was great to be back at it.

Lynn..... "Lexi" dog's photo to follow....we rescued her last June and she's been one fun dog!







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2/15/18 11:40 P

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Swam yesterday & today. Hooray!! I am trying to go twice a week, but it will be hard these next two weeks because there's a lot of music events on my personal calendar - I like to play the piano, but my fitness tracker is not impressed... It's a good thing I keep the "move reminder" turned off, or else I would get startled when I sit down to practice. Ha!

Swimming is really helping my back & shoulders; I have less soreness than I had in previous years. I should also give credit to the "reduction mammoplasty" surgery I had back in June; I am carrying a lot less weight on my chest now.

Had a stye on my eye all week. Uncomfortable!!! It is feeling some better today; I hope it will GO AWAY tomorrow.

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2/12/18 1:58 P

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Hi Folks!

I'm using some of the time I would have been using for stroke clinic to write you. Instructor is out sick today.

I had a very busy weekend with office related work. We have sold the practice but there are lots of lose ends to wrap up and a ton of papers to decide whether they can be shredded or kept. So far I'm not having any retirement time. I've probably got 4 more months of paperwork to deal with.

This coming weekend I head to Bradenton, FL for metals classes. I'm really looking forward to it. I have to start pulling together all the supplies and tools I'll need there. Clothes are minimal as all you do is work in class from morning until dinner and some classes will return to work until 9 or 10 p.m. This class is on fusing techniques for gold on other metals. Should be interesting and it is a great follow up to a class I took last year on this same topic. This one should provide some expansion on the previous class as we'll be using a number of different metals.

Have to get back to the paperwork. Have a great day!
Lapperoo

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2/12/18 10:40 A

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We have it cold here! Okay, not your cold, but certainly cold for us, it's only 41 degrees.

I had a great weekend, I painted the living room, a bedroom and the hallway. Everything needed major prep work and two coats of paint, so it was a lot of painting! My shoulders are nicely sore today.

I've got my new routine rolling where I ride my bike for twenty minutes in the morning and the evening!

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2/12/18 8:53 A

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Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I was busy as usual, but I took some time yesterday afternoon to just sit and watch some of the Olympic coverage. I was pretty tired and my body told me I needed rest, so I listened and today I feel pretty great!

I, like most people, am getting a little tired of the cold gray skies......but that's honestly what we get in February so I'm working on accepting it! It will be sunny and bright again soon.....and maybe even warm again!! :)

I continue with my focus on exercise and eating better to get my winter pounds back off. Slow and steay always wins this race!!

Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!!

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