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I added the Chit Chat Room, and asked the leaders to put a "sticky" on it so it will stay near the top. I hope they don't get offended. Feel free to post, and hopefully others will to so we can encourage each other.



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Ask our leader to do that?

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I think they should add a new topic in this forum, and just call it Chit Chat Room.

It would be less confusing. Just my thought.

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The ongoing one sounds great. Thanks for letting me know.

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On a couple of my teams we just have an ongoing "Chit Chat Room"....that works well & people can stop by anytime.

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Are we going to have Jan or a 2014 chat thread? Just wonder'n. emoticon

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

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Hi1 i am doing battle with the sparks store. they keep telling me my password is wrong as if i don't know what my password is so now i asked them to send it to mee. I even removed any cookies as they suggested, still no go GRRRR
As for weather, we have been in the deep freeze below zero with 30 below wind chills for weeks aftr the 3 day snow storm. This morning more snow coming. supposed to be 25 above but I am hearing 15 which is better than 15 below!! this winter is already getting old!! We have friends plowing our big drive so i can go out and handle thatl I will enjoy it!1 Inback my son will come and use the blower and i will keep our little spot open. Brandy and i have tramped an area done but when she has to go she insists on going where it is deep and over my boots--GRRR! Hopefully today we can stay out and I can throw her stick. She was a year old December 3, still a puppy, still pulling too hard. Now i make her go to her crate when she won't calm down when people come and it seems to be working, glad something is!!
We don't exchange gifts anymore in family because not everybody can afford it so i give money to the grandsons and the freats whole family, too hard to remember all b'days etc. seperately. Lucky to remember my kids!! Ha!!
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Good morning everyone. Yes, my brother and sister-in-law are so happy that Mr. Jinx is back home with them. They'll have a great Christmas now. I am happy for them and Mr. Jinx too. He was out for 5 days and 4 nights in 20 degree weather with sleet and snow. Poor kitty. He is an indoor cat too, but like yours, gets out sometimes.

This will be short as I have to write my cards today so they can be mailed tomorrow. I'm so late this year. emoticon

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Hi all, sorry I haven't been on this "chat" much. I don't seem to be able to keep up with all the teams lately.

I missed the blog too, but am so happy that Mr. Jinx is safe. I know how we worry about our fur-babies. I do still have one cat, but he is an indoor guy, even though he likes to try to sneak out. So happy for you that your "baby" is safe & with you for the holidays !!

Hi Georgine, I hope you are feeling well, and keeping up with your sweet baby. I bet she I growing fast, and probably could help pull Santa's sleigh. emoticon What is your weather like ? It usually is much worse than ours. Stay safe & warm.

Hi Dot, how have you been. I hope you have been feeling well, and that your weather isn't to bad. We just got about 10" of snow here yesterday, which is the first real snow we have gotten where I live in Vermont. That's okay with me ~ a White Christmas, then it can be gone, but I don't think that will happen. Take care, stay safe & warm.

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Hi Dot. Thanks for your kind words about Mr. Jinx being home again. You worry about them like humans! All is well here...I must do my cards tomorrow without fail!

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

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Hello All,

Angel, I am so happy for you, that Mr. Jinx is back home. I know exactly how that feels when one of your fur babies goes missing. It must of been a really big relief to have him back home.

Geogine, I hope that all is well with you. I am so sorry for not coming on for a while. I have had a lot of different things going on with me. I am trying to hang on and take one day at a time.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe. Winter is finally here.

We just got a foot or more snow dumped on us during the night. Our temps are staying very cold as well. I guess all we can do is to try and deal with it.

Best wishes to you all.

Best wishes to all!


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Thanks for your happiness that Mr. Jinx is home where he belongs.

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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I didn't see your blog but am very happy that Mr. Jinx is safe at home. What a relief for you!! emoticon

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Hope everyone saw my blog that Mr. Jinx is home. He was found on the day after Thanksgiving! He was a little thinner but fine otherwise. Thanks for all your prayers. God is good! emoticon

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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Hi everyone. Thanks for the prayers. No sign of Mr. Jinx yet. emoticon but we have faith and won't give up hope. Hope y'all had a great day. We had a delicious dinner that my honey cooked.

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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Prayers still going out that Mr. Jinx is found safe and sound this Thanksgiving Day.

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Prayers that mr Jinx will find his way home. We had a calico that was a real terror that disappeared on the 1st of Jan. We searched for her put out posters and rewards, On July 1st my Hubby ran in and called me outside as she was on the corner of thr roof next door meowing for him to get her. Apparently wherever she was i was rough for her as she was a calm and loving babe when she returne and was with us for another 17 years

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Thanks for the prayers My brother. Doug has let the police, fire department, vets, humane society, rescues, all know and gave them all Max'x picture and Doug's contact info. They have posters all around. Everyone continues to call and look for him all around the neighborhood. It's in Amish country where everyone likes to help one another. emoticon

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Definitely prayers for Mr. Jinx !! Keep calling him in case he is around, but just lost his way to the right house. Be sure you let your Vet, police, and friends in the neighborhood know so they can watch for him. God Bless.

Happy Thanksgiving to all Vermonters. Be safe, and enjoy your day !! emoticon

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Prayers fro Mr. Jinxs return, he may return on his own too, i hope so. I had a lab that was a mild lovable gal but every once in awhile she would take off so I know the feeling of waiting and looking hopefully out the door and windows. We made made trips around many times to find her, sometimes we just had to wait for her to come home. emoticon

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Hi everyone. First of all, Happy Thanksgiving.

My brother's cat Mr. Jinx, who's picture you see here, is missing. He slipped out Monday night and hasn't come back yet. Please pray for his return. He was my parent's cat and my brother, Doug, took Mr, Jinx when my Dad died. So you see, Mr. Jinx is extra special. I wrote more on my blog. I'm asking everyone to pray for Mr. Jinx's safe return to his family.Thank you . emoticon

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Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

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Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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Good advice. Walking Brandy is my favorite exercise but i need to use the things I have inside when we can't walk. My son bought me a new pair of grippers and then I found another new pair with my boots but I still want boots that slip on for taking Brandy out. We are still getting the cold wind and temps and little snow.
I did get downstairs to my exercise room and listened to DVDs while I did all my prescribed exercises I have ignored of late. Not ready for an exercise DVD yet til my back settles down, just doing those exercises too.
Time for bed. We visited with the girls today and they made sinner and Brandy got to play with Alex so she is out for the nite. emoticon Georgine

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Try to find the things you can do instead of focusing on those that hold you back. Write the can-do's down and try and do as many of them as possible. We all know that weather, the people we care about, and myriad things can derail us from time to time. But that just means that we all have to find another way that will give us the things we need. You can best help those around you when you are at your best. I hope that you find a way to do things that will cover all the bases.
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I just feel badly about not walking Brandy now til i get better boots and grippers but we have a big yard and it is well trampled so she is not going without walks. she is into trimming trees and brought one into the house and there are still grasshoppers on the south side of the house so she thinks they are pretty interesting but they seem to be ahead of her every time. funny!!
Part of my problem keeping up with my teams is that i wait for a post to answer, sometimes there aren't any, up to me to post.
We used to do all kinds of winter things but now with hubby disabled we can't so i miss that exercise. I can live with winter if we get decent snow, it is the slippery frozen stuff that we often get that lasts and lasts. really cold tonite with a wind. Georgine emoticon

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So glad to see you back, Georgine. So sorry to hear about your injuries, but you are hanging in there. emoticon

I think there are many of us on SP that have been having a rough time of it lately. I know I have had a few days of "I don't care", and am trying to get back on track before the holidays.
It does seem to get harder as the weather gets colder because we don't get out as much as we should. The older I get, the more I hate the cold.

It's wonderful that you have a friend with some of the same issues, and you can get together for some downtime. Take care of yourself, and hang in there. emoticon

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Just stopping to say hi. I have fallen by the way side and off my program as well. Just got into a --I don't care- attitude. Pulled a muscle in my arm at bowling so never got to the second frame. That is my nite out so i am not happy.Then had to trip over the puppy and hit a dresser and scraped skin off the same arm. i bruise easily so it looks terrible but isn't. I will wait and see if it is going to heal, hope i did not tear it, i felt it happen so?? Still have one knee to go so that is always sore, other aches an pains where there are old worn discs but all in all i am doing ok. I still walk brandy and she still pulls too much, still not sure what to do. she will be a year old next month. she is a beautiful dog and so much fun. weather has turned cold so now we start the snow, thaw, freeze cycle . I never like November, bad ice, barren and cold.
That is too much about me. i am trying to get back in touch with teams.
Dot, i am so sorry there is more for you to endure as if you haven't had enuff already. I hope all goes well fro you and you get relief. We have talked before how tiring it is to keep dealing with pain. I do have pain pills but they don't knock it all out, would probably knock me out if I had stronger. Cause my kidneys are not functioning up to peed I can't take advil or such. I always watched how much i took but that is probably what did the damage.
Hope everyone gets some relief. My good friend and I meet every other Friday, She is my Avon lady as well. We both are caretakers of our hubbies and we laugh how we have our own issues but take care of them too. emoticon to all Georgine

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hello. I am a lot like you are the winter wil;l get here and it wont be good for man or beast. I used to hate taking out my dogs when the snow was so deep you couldn't see their eyes. never stayed out long. my bones hurt a lot because of arthritis, and diabetes. oh well...I will survive.

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emoticon Good morning to all,

Another sunny morning in southern Vermont. A little breezy, and leaves still falling. I really don't look forward to the cold & snow of winter. These "old" bones don't like it anymore.
I'll be 66 in a couple of weeks, but am glad that I am in better shape than lots of people I know.

Dot, I just can't imagine what you are going through, and have been through already. emoticon I will say extra prayers for good results this time. emoticon emoticon

I was born & raised in Bangor, Maine, but have been gone for many years. But, once a Mainer, always a Mainer. My parents are gone, but I still have a brother in Calais, and a sister in Lincoln. I don't get home as often as I would like. My hubby was raised in Aroostook County ~ he's a "county boy".

Well, better get to my laundry. Take care of yourself, Dot. Think positive that science will be there for you this time !



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Hello All,

Bescat, thank you so much for the prayers and hugs. I really do appreciate them. I am hoping so much that it will work the way it is suppose too. I have had so many things done that just don't work the way they say they will. I don't get the relief that I am suppose to get with them. I am really discouraged about it all. This is going to be the final step. After this I am not having anything else ever done to my back. Actually, this is only going to relieve the pain in the bottom section of my spine. But I also have pain almost through my entire back. So, I won't be totally pain free anyways. So I will just wait and see what happens. I am always hopeful of science. That something will come into use that is going to be very good.

Your weather for Vermont sounds really nice. When I was growing up I use to go to Vermont every summer because my grandmother lived there. She lived in Burlington right across from Lake Champlain. We use to go swimming and fishing there too. I really enjoyed my summer with my grandmother. I have only been back there 3 other times so far. My mother had her grave plot there as well. So now I have to make some time to go visit them all again. It is very hard with everything going on with me, including having enough money to go too. We shall see if we can plan to go next summer.

I hope that your weather stays ok for a little while longer.

Best wishes to you.

Hope that everyone can enjoy their day.

Best wishes to all!


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emoticon Ladies, I am so sorry to hear about your back problems. They definitely are a lot worse than mine, especially for you Dot. I just don't know how you do it, and if the say the pain will be worse I hope that is the "storm before the calm" in this case.

emoticon & prayers being sent your way for a successful end result from your procedure.

We got some rain yesterday here in Vermont, but it warmed up & today was sunny and warm for November. I'll take it !!

Please feel better ALL !!


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Hello All,

Angel Believer, I am so sorry to hear that you have really bad back pains too. As well as, your hand pain and your breathing issues. I think that we could probably be twins because of our health issues being almost the same. I have breathing issues and also hand issues too.

On the 18th I have to go and have a procedure done, first on the left side where they kill the 4 nerves at the base of my spine, with laser. They can only do one side at a time. So then on the 27th I will have the right side done. I was also told that for the first 2 to 3 weeks after, the pain could be a lot worse than it is now. I don't know how that is going to work out. It is pretty bad as it is now. I will have to wait and see how it is going to be. They probably will need to give me more pain medicine too.

I will make sure that I keep you all up todate with my progress.

We have been getting rain since yesterday. It is suppose to let up for a while. The wind is suppose to be picking up really bad. Maybe up to 50 mph gusts or higher. We could also lose the power too. I hope that that doesn't happen because our generator isn't fixed yet. We have plenty of lights, and we also have a gas cook stove too. We would need the generator for the refrigerator mostly. Our temp now at 2 pm is 62 out. I am happy that we are having the warmer temps too.

Hope that everyone weather is better than here, Hope that everyone can stay warm and dry.

Hope everyone can enjoy their day.




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Hi everyone. I am so grateful that my back felt good enough to help my husband for 15 minutes in the yard today. He was cutting down some bamboo and I was hauling it to the back of the yard adding to the pile to have it dry out so we can take it to a friend who has a huge chipper. We both can handle 15 minutes every day but that's it. He and i both have breathing difficulties as well as our back problems. We're like two peas in a pod!

It's a beautiful day in Fl today. Hi about 80-- lows in the high 50's. Perfect .

I belong to a sisterhood and tonight is our dinner mtg. We are all to dress up. Well, the hostess and I discovered we have the same outfit so we are going as twins. He's much larger and much taller than I am so it should be cute.Yes, I'll take my camera. We'll look normal except we both have the same outfit on. This Thursday however we have trunk treats at church so I am going as a cat. I have my ears and tail. If my hostess hadn't suggested we go as twins I would have worn my cat outfit tonight.

Have a great day everyone.




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Ladies, this must be the week for back problems. I got out of the shower yesterday afternoon, and all of a sudden I couldn't even bend over. I don't know what happened, but it is definitely not as bad as the two of you. I know mine will go away in a few days, at least I hope it will. emoticon to you both.

I did go to the gym today, and probably shouldn't have. Tried to take it easy, but I think it made matters worse. Hubby tried to tell me to stay home, but I felt pretty good this AM.
If it doesn't improve, I better take Friday off. I feel blessed that I don't have many medical problems, but do notice the arthritis in my hands. I'll be 66 next month, and with the years of typing, I guess it's to be expected.

My best to the both of you. I sure hope you can find some relief.



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emoticon to you Dot. I can't imagine going through all those surgeries. If only they would help you for a long time. Did you get our of jury duty? My doctor gives me a note as she knows I can't sit that long either. I have scoliosis and my spine is at a significant degree of twist. I try not to hunch over and try to stand up as straight as I can but it hurts to stand up real straight. I also have degenerative disk disease which I think is the same as spinal stenosis. I've been told I have nothing left in my neck and my lower back. I tried the steroid shots for a while and they helped for a year afterward but I'm afraid to try it again. I also have fibro myalagia and osteo arthritis throughout my body. My hands and fingers have it too. However, that all being said, I am so fortunate I am as good as I am compared to so many others i see or hear from like you.

I play alto sax. My Dad was a music teacher and he started me out on piano for a good base and then I switched to sax when I was 9 or 10 years old and I've been playing ever since. I used to play professionally but ii got to difficult to set things up and break down for both my husband and I as I was the only one..a solo act with cd back up that we arranged ourselves. I was known as the Gospel Sax Lady!~~Anyway, I have two group pictures from our church that I play in in my album. I play every Sunday with a group called Joyful Tones. Music and playing for the Lord is my passion. In the last conversation I had with my Dad before he died a year ago this past August he told me he was so happy that I was still sharing my music with others and that he was proud of me and to keep doing what I was doing. I promised him I would for as long as I am able to play. I'm 65 now so I am thankful I can still play.

Anyway, didn't mean to go on so long. Have a great day my friend.
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P. S. Max doesn't like to hear me practice. He goes out to the screen porch until I'm done. The tones must hurt his ears. Poor baby.

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Hello All,

Max and Angel, thank you so much for the concern and compassion. Angel I am so sorry to hear that you have had back problems and pains for 24 years. My back went out on me in 2000. I was not able to walk very good because when my back went out on me I was bent at a 45 degree angle and I could not stand up straight. I had come home after a very long day as a Juror, and I had gotten picked as one, so I had to stay there. The benches that we had to sit on for 3 to 4 hours at a time was a killer. When I finally got home I wanted to just lay on the couch for a little while because I was just wiped out. When I sat down and then started to go down to lay my right leg wouldn't move any more and I had some really terrible pain in my back and legs. Scott tried to help me get up but thats when I couldn't stand up straight. It's a very long story so I won't go into it all. However, After all was said and done I had had 8 surgeries's and had 3 fusions with all kinds of hardware. Then I had it taken out because it was starting to cause problems with my hips. So I have been suffering with terrible pain for a long time.

I am sorry that you have been suffering for a longer time. It is just really too bad that it happens. I know what you mean about putting things off because you just hurt so bad that you just don't want to move.

What kind of instrument do you play? It is really nice that you can do that. I am happy that you have choices to give your other cloths to. That's what we do when we thin out our closet too.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Hope that you have a good day and make sure that you stay warm. Best wishes to you.

Hope everyone can enjoy their day;

Best wishes to all!


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Dot, Max and I are so sorry about your back pain. I am very familiar with that and have been for some 24 yrs now. Hope you find relief soon. I have so much I need to get down round the house and I just keep putting it off thinking I'll feel better tomorrow. I need to clean out my closet big time. I bough new clothes and have to make room for them so they don't get squished. I think I'll start doing a section at a time. Between Hospice thrift stores and our church's Joshua Project (clothes for our homeless school kids) I have choices who gets what. I have to practice today for our practice tonight at church but I think I'll just start somewhere tomorrow afternoon after our morning Bible Study.

Glad you like Max's picture. He is a special boy. I still miss Thor but Max makes it easier.

Have a great day everyone. emoticon

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Hello All,

Bescats, thank you so much for your concern. I have put a call into the doctor's office. I am waiting for the nurse to call me back. I need her to get one of the doctor's there to give me or call in to the hospital for me to get an xray of my back to see if the lead that is along my spine, is still in the position that it should be. It is my Dorsel Column Stimulator that is suppose to be helping with my terrible back pain that I have. When I met with the technition a couple of weeks ago, he couldn't get the right side of the stimulator to work, The left side works like it is suppose to. The Stimulator is helping with about 25% of my pain in my back. I know it isn't much but every little bit helps. If it has moved, the only way to get it back where it belongs is to have another surgery. That would make number 9. I was told that I actually could come out of it worse then I am. I really don't think that I am going to have that done. I just want to know if it has moved, anyways.

I have a couple more options that might help too, but I am only going to take one thing at a time.

Congratulations Bescats on getting back on track. I am right there with you so don't feel too bad. I am hoping the sane thing, that it won't be too hard to lose it. I know you can do it. We can help each other with it. You can do so much more than I can, but that's ok. I am going to put my best foot forward and move a lot more in the chair. I think it will work ok.

Hang in there, Just think, We Can Do This!

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers,

Hope everyone can enjoy their day.


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emoticon The day here in Vermont is dreary, and rainy, and cooler. Got into the low 40's, and won't get out of the 50's today. Suppose to get colder as the week goes on. My furnace did start this morning....Brrr !!

Dot, I hope you get in to the doctor right away, and get that pain taken care of.

Sounds like fun with the family on Friday. I miss seeing the grandchildren in their costumes, but they are all grown up, and the little ones don't live around here. Enjoy your time with them.

I'm doing great, back on my good eating plan, trying to lose the weight I have gained over the past few weeks. Kind of let myself overindulge. Shouldn't be to hard to lose 7 lbs. (I hope)

Everyone have a great day. emoticon

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Hello All,

Yesterday morning when I got up, the thermometer said it was 21 outside. I believed it because our other one said the same thing. However, it did warm up during the day just getting into the high 60's to low 70's. This morning it was 44 at 3;15 am. It is now 57 at 9:20 am. I think today is suppose to get into the low 60's and the temperatures are going to be going down and down. I guess now we are going to get the temps that we should of been getting. I honestly loved the warmer temps lasting longer because we didn't have to run our furnace at all yet. I can imagine that we will have to this week. Good things can't last forever.

I am doing sort of ok. I have somethings that I need to do that pretains to my back and all the pain that I am having. I have to call the doctor's office and set some stuff up. I don't know when anything will happen. I will try and keep you all updated either with a blog or post.

On Friday my daughter and her family is coming over for dinner and also to show us how the grandchildren look in their Halloween costumes. I can't wait. The grandchildren are 5 for the girl and 7 for the boy. It will be so nice to have them come and visit. Sometimes people get so busy and time flies by so fast that it is hard to get togetther to visit. So I will take any time I can to see them all.

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Hello All,

I am glad that everyone is doing ok,

I loved the pictures too of Max. What a beautiful cat. He is all ready for Halloween.

Yes, the temperatures are really going down now, This morning when I got up it was 31. Luckly we have not had to run our furnace yet. I think next week we will have to because the day time temps are going to be in the 50's. Oh well, it is October anyway's. We can't really complain becuase it has been so mild up until now.

A really funny thing this morning I looked out and I now have 2 roses that have blossumed. Can you imagine that. In October. I have never heard of it before.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

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Hi there. Love the name Ebony for a black cat. A friend of mine has a black cat named Ebony too .Max was named when we got him. He was originally Maximus but we shortened it to Max and changed the name on his chip too.

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Loved the photos of Halloween Max. I have a black cat too, his name is Ebony.

Here in Vermont, most the colorful leaves have gone by, but still lots on the lawn to rake.
The weather hasn't been to bad yet, 50's & low 60's, but sometime next week we are suppose to get into the 40's. Definitely Fall, and Winter is not far behind.

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Hi everyone. It's a little cooler here in West Central Fl too. The humidity is down too. Our high today is 86 and our low is 70.

My Max wrote a blog and there are more Halloween pictures of him on my page. He has laser eyes, but it's cute for Halloween.

Just wanted to stop in and say Hi. Have a great day everyone. emoticon



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Hello All,

I am so happy that everyone is doing ok. I hope that you all are enjoying the fall weather too.

It is that time of year now, and things are starting to get colder. Hope that we all can stay warm and happy.

Best wishes to you all.

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Hello All,

It is a little bit cold here, but we are suppose to be use to it. I like the summer months better.

I am doing sort of ok this morning. Was able to sleep better last night. I was really happy with that. My stomach is cramping up this morning, too. It started to do it yesterday afternoon. I wasn't doing anything heavy or anything too intense. I do have a lot of gas so that might be the problem. I am hoping that it goes completely away before Wednesday. I have to go to the eye doctor to see if my eye's have changed or my glasses are wrong.

We are trying to do somethings before the real cold gets here. Anything that has to be done outside needs to get done pretty quick. Stuff that is in the house to do, doesn't matter what the weather is like.

Have to take Mushka to the vet's on Thursday for a couple of shots that he is due for. We also have to get him the shot for Kennel Cough because we board him at a place that is really wonderful. We are going to see Scott's parents for Christmas and there isn't any way that we can bring him with us, unfortunately. I always want to bring him with us, but Scott doesn't always agree.

Hope everyone is enjoying their extra day off from work. Hopefully people aren't still camping or anything like that. It is mighty cold for that. Just an extra day of rest is always nice.

Hope that everyone can enjoy their day.I hope that everyone is having a good day.

Best wishes to all!


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