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10/2/19 9:47 P

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Just stopping by to announce the winning team for week 4 of the September BSG Challenges:

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Be sure to show your team spirit and support to those winning participants, but remember, we are all winners. Everyone who participated had a job emoticon and the points were all close. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon A big emoticon emoticon emoticon to all the September BSG participants emoticon ! emoticon emoticon


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10/1/19 10:34 P

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emoticon It's been great sharing this team with you during September. Hope you have an awesome October.

My points for Week 4 = 1270



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10/1/19 7:50 P

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TOTAL POINTS WEEK FOUR: 1060

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10/1/19 6:40 A

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My points this week were 1265



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AMY-.. Great job on the 4 mile walk. sauerkraut and pork sounds yummy, I
love apple to apple .But know we just play apple it a teaching games to teach kids how to count,

CJ-,. Your foods sounds great.

Char-... It been nice being on a team with you this month.

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did make my goal last night. My exercise today was Exercises for Seniors - for Seniors My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 843 days. My happy today was writing my blog. It make me remember all the good neighbor. I grew up with,


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THE ABOVE IS TO THIS WEEK BLOG

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Oh my gosh I better get on it! Is it to late to sign up for October? Oh I can’t take a break! No breaks for me! October snuck up on me like that!
Amybelles I have never had oxtail interesting. I’ll try anything once,

KarenMarie good job making the freggies goal. Oh that Natalie

CJ we should do bulk cooking. We do one of two things we make a hotdish and eat leftovers till it’s gone or we’ll have something simple like s sandwich or bowl of cereal,

Well I better go see if I can sign up for October



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9/30/19 7:46 P

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I had a nice birthday today! I took a 4 mile walk with Dave first thing this morning. I got wash done in the house and wrote in my journal. I went to volunteer at Operation Shoebox with two neighbors from 12 till 2, and then Mary and I went out for a late lunch. She gave me a real sweet card and a heart bracelet. Dave made me my sauerkraut and pork dish and we had lower carb apple crisp for dessert. I am stuffed! Tomorrow I will be back to eating keto.

CJ, I love how you and Stephanie do the big batch cooking. Chicken and rice soup sounds yummy! It's a great thing to take over to someone recuperating from surgery! I wish it was a bit cooler here, although not in the 30's at night! It was low 70's this morning when we walked at 5:45 with 100% humidity! Ick! Yes, my hair looks more red in the sun. Inside I don't notice it so much.

Karenmarie, was the game you played with Natalie called Apples to Apples? Way to go getting in your freggies!

Char, hope you had a great day!

Karenmarie and CJ, I see that we are on the Youthful Yogis for the October challenge! Char I hope you have a great October! Did you decide to take a break this coming month?

I'll be adding my points tomorrow. It was great being on the Workout Winners with the three of you!


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Hello Winners - We did a lot of cooking for next week today. I had planned to make a big batch of soup so decided to make it chicken and rice. Stephanie's friend had surgery on Friday so she took some over for him. He also wanted oreos. We never really lose our taste for favorite comfort foods. : ) I also oven roasted a big pan of veggies and a big butternut squash and fixed a big batch of rainbow chard. Looks like we're set for veggies for a while.

Char - It's good you can get ready for the craft sale. Hope it goes well so you will have $'s to take lots of excursions. That cottage sounds adorable. I like Scott's unstuffed cabbage rolls. Sounds yummy for the cold weather that's coming. We are getting into the 30's overnight

Amy - sounds like you had a nice birthday. I know what you mean about sweets tasting "too" sweet after you haven't been eating sugar. I'll bet your hair looks stunning. Does it look more red in the sun? Dave is an adventurous cook. I remember making oxtail soup. It was good. And your cheesy cauliflower rice is a perfect accompaniment.

Karenmarie - Yay for you - Making your freggies goal. emoticon I'm glad you could play with Natalie. Of course she won! That's what little girls do. : )

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9/29/19 9:46 P

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AMY-.. I am sorry you didn't have a good nice sleep.I hope tonight go
better for you.

CJ-,. Your library sounds great. I never hear of Azul.

Char-... Your unstuffed cabbage rolls sounds yummy. Your craft sale sounds
wonderful, I hope you make allot of money,

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did not make my goal last night. My exercise today was Exercises for Seniors - for Seniors. A youtube video. . My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 842 days. My happy today was playing a apple game with Natalie. . She keep beating me.


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9/29/19 8:26 P

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Hi, Friends!

I woke up between 4 and 4:30 with my shoulder hurting and I couldn't go back to sleep in bed, so I went in the living room, took some ibuprofen and eventually fell back to sleep on the recliner till 6:45. Dave and I had planned to work out on the Total Gym today, but he didn't want me to because of my shoulder. I should have gone for a walk. It was a lazy day instead. We did go to the grocery store, but besides that, I spent time writing - both my Alaska blog, which took a long time and my journal. I feel uncomfortable right now - I finished that piece of key lime pie after dinner and regret it - it tasted too sweet to me, as I'm not used to eating something with sugar.


Char, thanks for the birthday wishes! I had red highlights in my hair growing up, so I also like red hair. My dad had red hair as a boy and then it turned black. My sister is also a red head. The scrubbies and baby afghans sound fun to make, and that's great to sell them at a craft show to benefit your residents on excursions. I think if I had that cottage, I'd go there for some alone time during the day!
We are both lucky that our guys like to cook! The unstuffed cabbage rols sound yummy! We had something interesting for the first time in our marriage - Dave had bought oxtails, since he remembered he loved them as a kid when his mom made them. He followed a recipe he found on Pinterest. They were really good - I made cheesy cauliflower rice to go with them.

CJ and Karenmarie, hope you had an excellent weekend!



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9/29/19 7:12 P

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Amybelles sounds like you had a good day ! Only 2 bites of your favorite pie? On my bday I’m having my piece and someone else’s too! Happy Birthday! I love red hair been doing mine different shades of red since high school. I have been crocheting scrubbies for dishes. But done with that yarn so now have lots of yarn to make some baby afghans. I guess I’ll make them for the craft sale we have at work a week before thanksgiving. We do craft bake sale to raise money to take residents on excursions fishing trips, to museums, zoos stuff like that. We advertise on Facebook and put flyers up. We have a heated cottage separate from the house where we set it up. It’s super cool. I always tell Scott to be nice or I’ll go there and stay no bathroom but I’ll just bring a commode over there good to go! There’s a fridge bed chairs. Perfect. Food in the house. Lol.

CJ and KarenMarie hope you are having a good day.

Scott is making unstuffed cabbage rolls for supper it’s basically a cabbage roll made into a soup. Very good especially for this cold, rainy, windy weather



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9/29/19 4:12 P

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For Week 4s blog, I finally wrote Part 1 of our August Alaska trip - the land tour.

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9/28/19 9:39 P

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Hi, Team!

It was a fairly busy day. I played Couples golf with Dave this morning. It was pretty hot but we got done early enough, so it wasn't too uncomfortable. My arm/shoulder hurt a couple times after swinging. After golf we went out to breakfast. I came home and just rested, because I was tired from going to bed too late last night. Wrote in my journal again, and texted and emailed a bunch of friends. At 3 I had a hair appointment for a cut and color. i tried a different shade of brown with red highlights instead of gold, and I think it looks good for a change. We ended the day going out to dinner with our son to celebrate my birthday. I was good with my eating - took home half of my dinner and only had two bites out of a piece of key lime pie (my favorite!)

Char, brrr, 40's sounds too cold for this time of year - and snow next month!?! Wow, it will be a long winter for you! There's not much better than the smell of tomato sauce cooking in the house!
What are you crocheting?

CJ, how cool for your library to lend out such neat and different things! I never heard of that game! Look forward to hearing what it's like. I will try hard to get my two guys to play Sequence with me tomorrow, but it may be hard to convince them as they don't like games that much.

Karenmarie, hope you had a fantastic day!

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CJ wow that’s one heck of a library! Never heard of anything like that before. Will have to look up that game . I’m always looking up cognitive games for the people at work. I’ve already stolen the ideas word association and name 5 from here and they are going over well. We are getting board with the same games. So anything new is always fun.

Amybelles the picture you took is beautiful. Oh I would love to be where you are now. It’s getting down to the 40’s at night and the talk of snow has cropped up for next month already. Scott is making the tomato sauce tonight. My house smells wonderful and I’m hoping he’ll boil up a few noodles as well 😁 Maizey is doing well she’s back to bouncing around. Now if I could figure out why my goats eyes keep mattering up I’ll quit worrying about my animals for a minute or two.

KarenMarie you’ll make your goals tomorrow no worries! It’s awesome that you’re family is so close knit.

Well I did my fitness challenge I’ll check to see what else is on my horizon and probably crochet some tonight



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Wow - where has September gone?? Day by day we go along and suddenly we're heading into a new month.

Our library has established a Library of Things. You can borrow electronics, tools, crafting or kitchen supplies, games, even music instruments. I think it's a grand idea. We get them for 1 week at a time. I borrowed a game called Azul. Have any of you seen it? Looks like a lot of fun to try out.

Amy - I sure wish you could get the diagnostics you need about your shoulder. It's hard for me to think kindly about insurance companies.#*&! You got so much done today with cleaning and journaling. Congrats on your 11 day streak. Thanks for the picture - having such a beautiful vista must be very relaxing.

Char - Good to hear that Maizey is recovering well. Ah, tomato season. I remember putting up tomato (spaghetti) sauce. It's messy, but I sure liked having it all ready - you can use it so many ways. I'm not eating tomatoes now with the GERD flare-up. Maybe, someday. sigh

Karenmarie - WooHoo for our exercise streak. You are a true inspiration for me. It's good you and Richard had time together. : )

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Hard to believe another week has come to an end and the weekend is here already! Hope you all had a great Friday! I am making progress with my motivation- I cleaned all morning -vacuumed, steam-cleaned all the tile floors and cleaned our bathroom. I did more journaling - Im on a streak with 11 days in a row!
Dave and I had our Date Night for dinner again. This week we took a golf cart ride to an Italian restaurant at one of our squares. It was a beautiful evening, so we ate outside, and later took a walk along a different lake with another amazing sunset. Of course, I had to take a picture! emoticon


Well, today I got another call from the imaging place to say that the MRI was denied! emoticon Now I will go to the dr again on Tuesday to see what I can do next. Maybe they wont approve it since I havent had xrays first or it has to be ordered by an orthopedic doctor?

Char, I hope your son is liking keto - it can be tough to follow for a long time. Its been a year for me and the last few months I havent been real strict and the weight isnt coming off anymore. But at least it isnt going up!
I love having the house to myself - I just get a couple hours here and there. Today Dave was gone for a haircut and to do a few errands, but I think he was back before an hour was up!
Glad Maizey is doing good! I hope you were able to get a nap in before work! Skinning all those tomatoes for the sauce sounds time consuming-bet your homemade sauce is worth the work though!!

CJ, it sure was a busy day of appointments for you! Glad you like your new PCP, and she is working with you to find out what your issues are- hope the endoscopy doesnt find the nodule grown. I have a dentist appointment next week- sounds like wearing a mouth guard will be helpful!

Karenmarie, I looked this time before posting to see if we were writing the same time, since I missed your post last night. Thats so nice that you spend so much time with your family. I know you must cherish the time with your mom. I really miss my mom!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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AMY-. I am happy you have a good day.

CJ-,. Boy you had a busy day. I am happy you like your new PCP.


Char-...I am happy that Maizey is doing good. How did the chiropractor
go ?

I did not make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did not make my goal last night. My exercise today was Exercises for Seniors - Stretching Exercises for Seniors. A youtube video. . My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 841 days. My happy today was having a relaxing day with mom


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CJ glad you like your new provider. I have GERD as well but so far Nexuum has it mostly under control. Some times things are tasted the rest of the day and that’s unpleasant.

Amybelles my son started at like 380 I’m not sure what his goal is . He’s an emotional eater like me but guys can eat more. I had the house to myself after I picked up maizey it was quite nice to have a layed back day.

KarenMarie I’m happy you made your goals and are keeping on with your exercise track.

Well I went to the chiropractor this am and came home and did tomatoes skinning them for tomatoe sauce. Now I’m back to wanting a nap. I work tonight. 😴
Maizey is doing good. She’s going s bit more energy and starting to eat more,

Hope everyone has an awesome Friday!



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Hello Friends - It was a busy day - starting with my new PCP. She is really nice and I think she will be a good resource for me. I got my prescriptions adjusted for now. Seems most of my symptoms point to more trouble with GERD. So I have been referred for another endoscopy to see what's going on. There was a nodule in my esophagus last time which may have grown. My voice is gravelly and that hasn't changed in the last few months - soooo - it seems wise to investigate.

After that I went for acupuncture and then to the dentist. My teeth sparkle now that they are cleaned. My dentist wants me to get a night guard to prevent me grinding my teeth. There are some cracks showing in 2 molars and using the guard may save them from further damage. And it may also improve my sleep! So I'm set to do all that on Tuesday.

Sleep well. emoticon


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Hi, Friends!

I had a good day- had the house to myself part of this morning while Dave golfed, so I put some mellow music on and did some writing and watercolor painting. I also made a spinach mushroom feta crust less quiche to freeze for future breakfasts. This afternoon I golfed - I didnt do that well with my shoulder feeling sore, but I still had fun. Afterwards I went out for a late lunch with some of the ladies.

Char, congrats to your son on losing almost 40 pounds on keto! Does he have much more to lose? I have not been as strict as I was before, so thats why my weight has been at a standstill lately. Im sue Maizey was happy to see you and will soon be eating and feeling better. Yum-apple crisp! Thats one of my favorite fall treats! Just thinking of the aroma of it baking has my mouth watering!

CJ, yay for the gutters installed! Bet it all looks great! Hope your PCP appointment went well and you have an answer about those rashes!

Karenmarie, hope your day went well!

Have a fantastic Friday!

**~Amy~**
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AMY-. I am happy you enjoy your Group Active class.. your cauliflower crust pizza sounds yummy. I love the voice.

CJ-, I hoe everything goes well with your new doctor, I am praying you
feel better soon.

Char-.. I hope you got your nap.

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did make my goal last night. My exercise today was Richard Simmons stretching to the classic. . My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 840 days. My happy today was spending time with my oldest brother Richard . We watch a movie on Joan
of Arc. It was pretty good.


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CJ I’m glad everything is coming together for you! I hope you like your new Dr and he / she figures everything out for you

Amybelles stupid insurances rule the roost in everything! I’m glad you had s good time with your “little “ friend Mary. I hope your pancakes work out. My son is doing the Keto diet and has lost close to 40 pounds. Maizey came home today. I’m so happy. I missed her. The vet asst said she wasn’t comfortable with them she wagged her tail a bit when she saw me. But she looks a bit depressed but seemed happy to be home. Won’t eat but is drinking water and following me around. Apparently it’s normal not to eat so I won’t worry to much yet. So I’ve just been putzing around the house. Made some apple crisp a pan here and one for work. The house smells wonderful.

Thought I’d come on here crochet, washing her blanket the bathroom rugs. Just hang out with her. She got down on the floor when I did my lateral raises and got in my face as usual like “what are you doing? “ so that was funny. So hoping by tonight she’ll feel better enough to eat
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Hello Friends - We had our gutters installed this afternoon. They look well with the new roof and new paint. Love it when a plan comes together!! Tomorrow I get to meet my new primary care dr. With how I've been feeling - it's very timely. I need my meds reviewed and I'm going to ask about the rashes I keep getting. I'm looking forward to feeling better.

I need to get some sleep. Good night, friends emoticon

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Just stopping by to announce the winning team for week 3 of the September BSG Challenges:

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Hi, Workout Winners!

Well, I finally went back to the gym this morning. They started a new routine with songs for my Group Active class, and I really liked it. I tried to take it easy with my left shoulder, especially when it came to lifting weights up in the air above my head. I modified the best I could, but tonight its really sore- I was supposed to get an MRI tomorrow, but the imaging place called me to reschedule it till next week. Apparently my insurance hasnt approved it yet! Ugh! I think tomorrow Im going to start icing it and doing the PT exercises I found online for rotator cuff injuries. I am afraid I will develop frozen shoulder like what happened to my right shoulder a couple years ago.

This afternoon I went out to lunch with my friend, Mary ( I have two friends here named Mary, so Ill call her Little Mary since she is real short and my other friend, Mary is real tall. She treated me as an early birthday celebration - we each had a slice of cauliflower crust pizza and a small Greek side salad - it was yummy! She gave me an interesting and thoughtful gift this year-keto low carb pancake mix (made with almond flour and coconut flour) and SF syrup. I tried to make my own one time but it was a failure, so I will be anxious to try this mix out this weekend!

I rarely watch TV anymore, but this week are the season premieres and I watch a couple series. I watched the first two episodes of The Voice and This Is Us. I dont know if there are any new shows this year that I might want to try.

Char, you arent late with your points so no worries. Im still waiting to hear from one other team. I hope your dog comes home tomorrow feeling fine after the spaying. I hate those papers to sign, too! Enjoy your day off, tomorrow!

CJ, i hope the nausea is gone by now, and you are feeling better physically and with your mood. I get nauseous from post nasal drip with my allergies sometimes. Ive never had itching though. Glad you were able to go out for a walk.

Karenmarie, just saw your points for Week 3- thanks! Hope you had a nice day!

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CJ I usually get nauseous with migraines they go hand in hand . Weird to get one without the other but would make me cranky too

Amybelles cool about operation shoebox the angels are beautiful. Our weather today 64 degrees and windy

KarenMarie good to see your making your goals most days and sticking with your exercise streak. That was nice of your BIL. I’m pretty close to my brother. Oh that little Natalie sounds like a sweetie.

Well my dog got spaid today. I’m glad I made Scott take her he held her while the vet gave her anesthesia. I couldn’t do it but she did well and I can pick her up in the morning. I hate the paper they make you sign that they aren’t responsible if anything happens. Ughhh. I’m tired I cleaned this morning then came home did dishes laundry took shower now I have to go to work in 45 min. I need a nap and that’s not happening. At least I have tomorrow off. Hang out with my dog. Maybe she’ll put on some weight and settle down a bit.
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Hello - I'm not feeling as lousy as I was - I got outside this afternoon for a walk even. I don't have a migraine, but I'm nauseous like I get when I DO have one. Go figure. Why would I complain about no migraine? I think I'm also doing the allergy thing - I am itchy all over which contributes to my overall grouchiness. It's good I got to stay home alone - no one to annoy accept myself emoticon

My brain wants to be more active and more positive. My body just isn't having any of it. sigh

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Hi, Team!

My points for Week 3 are 1730.

The only exercise I had today was the bicep curls and some leg exercises in the pool. Tomorrow I intend to go back to the gym and see how I do with my shoulder.

My allergies are still bad-feel crumby right now and feel like going to bed-its not even 8:30.
The first part of the day was good-I had my devotional group meeting this morning and then went to a neighborhood pool party from 1 till 3:30.

Karenmarie, happy to hear you were able to enjoy walking in the park and that Natalie made some friends at the playground. Sorry your knees are still hurting!

Char and CJ, hope your day was good!

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AMY-. I am sorry you still not feeling up to par. Operation Shoebox sounds like a great place to volunteer. Our weather is starting to get a little colder.
But we suppose to be in the 80's this weekend.

CJ-, I hope you feeling better and having a wonderful day.

Char-.. I hope you having a beautiful day.

I did not make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did make my goal last night. My exercise today was walking in the park. ,I shouldn't walk that far. Since my knees are still hurting and I still have a limp. My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 838 days. My happy today was going to the park
with Jeanne and Natalie. Natalie have a great time on the playground. She
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Hi, Friends! Happy First Day of Fall! emoticon
I found this picture on Facebook that sums up this day in Florida....pretty funny!

The one thing that is different lately though is that the mornings and evenings are pleasantly cooler. We had the doors open again this morning, which was nice. By noon the AC was on again. It will be in the low 90's tomorrow and the rest of the week.

I only did the goblet squats for exercise this morning. I got up too late to walk with Dave (he left at 5:30 and I woke up at 5:50!) I could have gone to the gym, but didn't think it was wise to do ST two days in a row. I was still feeling pretty yucky, so I decided to rest. I felt better as the day went on.

I did something new today! At 11:00, my friend, Mary picked me up in her golf cart and we went to a rec center to volunteer at Operation Shoebox, which is a non-profit charity that sends Care Packages to the troops. There are so many people there, it gives you such a good feeling to be part of such a wonderful thing. I helped make these angels with ribbon that go in a hand knit hat with a little typed poem. The last half hour, everyone helps fill the cloth bags they make with a handwritten card, survival bracelet, snacks and candy, puzzles, toiletries, cards and more. Everything is donated and each package costs $7 in postage to send overseas. Here is the website that tells about it if you are interested to see, and here's a picture of an angel I wrapped (the heads are put on by another table of volunteers.)
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I took supplies with me to make more at home, and I also bought a couple gift boxes made from greeting cards and gift/wine bags they sell.

The rest of the day I did my normal Monday laundry, wrote in my journal, and went to play Mah Jongg at a neighbor's from 6 till 9. It was a good day for me mood-wise!

Karenmarie, that is so sweet that your BIL told you he loved you! I can imagine that made you feel so special!

Char, being tired at this time of year seems to be pretty common. I guess we just have to listen to our bodies and go to bed early! I also never heard of hareldson apples, but I probably would like them since I like tart apples. I haven't had apples in ages, since starting keto, but I will have some as a treat once in a while. I like to cut them up into slices and shake them in a bag with cinnamon. Yum! My friend, Karen and I posted a comment on a friend from PA's Facebook post who was at an apple orchard, saying we missed not being able to go to them in Florida. He gave us quite the surprise when he sent us jars of homemade applesauce, apple butter and peach butter from the orchards! It was so sweet of him!

CJ, hope you had a good day and your fibro pain is relieved!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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AMY- I am sorry your allergies been acting up. Good job doing the
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CJ- I hope you feeling better,

Char-.I never hear of hareldson apples. I don't like baking either.

I did not make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did not make my goal last night. My exercise today was doing Richard Simmion Stretching to the classic, My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 837 days. My happy today was
having my BIL says he love me. He usually don't talk like that. But I am closer to him than most of my brother. I live with or next to him for over 30 years.


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KarenMarie putt putt sounds fun. Has to be exercise swinging golf club upper body work out walking from one place to the other . Glad your brother was able to help out and you got to spend time with him

Amybelles allergies can wipe you out and make anyone tired and cranky. Right now I’m just tired. I feel like I could sleep forever. Right now it’s only 7:30 and I could crawl into bed. I might just do that when I’m done here with a book. At least your still getting a work out in.

My husband bought a big bag of hareldson apples at the candy store. Asked him if they were sour. Nope they’re sweet took one to work. I hate sour had my doubts they were half green in color. But had Carmel dip. Oh the pucker power. I ate it but either he’s going to be enjoying those apples every day till they’re gone or I’m going to have to bake a pie or something. Ugh. I hate baking.

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Hi. Team! My allergies have been really bad lately, so Im not feeling like doing much. We did play golf yesterday morning and today Dave and I worked out on the Total Gym. Not too much else to say. We were supposed to go to a neighborhood party last night but ended up staying home. Today we were home all day, too. I read and watched a movie. I also wrote in my online journal for the sixth day in a row, and started working on a blog about our Alaska trip.

KarenMarie, I am glad you enjoyed playing Putt Putt golf and spending time with your brother.

Char, when I lived in PA, I believed I had SAD during the winter months and tried out a light, but I wasnt consistent using it. Way to go getting all that walking in at theremaissance! The rings sound neat! Wow, I havent even given Christmas a thought yet! That candy store must have been so tempting! I looked it up and saw all the pictures-incredible!

CJ, glad your loan papers are signed! Sorry to hear about your fibromyalgia flair. I feel similar with the joint achiness, tiredness and congestion from the allergies. If we were together, we could have a cranky party! Lol Hope we feel better tomorrow! That Climate Change March looked amazing-great that young people are passionate about their beliefs.

Well, I am tired and ready for bed! Have a good night and marvelous Monday!

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CJ- I am sorry you having a fibromyalgia flair-up. I am happy you
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Char-. I am happy your SAD lamp work for you. Mom have one but it doesn't seems to help.

I did not make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did make my goal last night. My exercise today was playing putt putt I didn't how much exercise go into miniature golf. . My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 836 days. My happy today was spending time with my 2nd oldest brother Ed.
He spend the night to help with mom . I also love going out for putt putt/
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CJ glad your loan went through. That’s a relief. Sorry you are not feeling well. The weather here today is very grey and chilly. Actually should have made chili today. Scott mentioned it yesterday but didn’t think about it again until now. You probably are experiencing seasonal affective disorder. I have it. The Dr I worked with ( a psychiatrist) bought me a desk top SAD light. On these days , on top of taking 5000 IU of vitamin D daily , I put it on 1 to 2 times a day depending on how yucky it is outside. It tricks your brain into thinking it’s nicer. Give it a try if you haven’t already

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Hello Friends - We had a lovely sunny day - a nice respite from the rain. It comes back tomorrow but I've had my sun break so I'm okay with it. We signed the papers for the bank loan and the money will be wired to our account so we should be able to pay the roofing company sooner than we thought.

I'm having a fibromyalgia flair-up. My joints all hurt, I'm puffy and I just want to sleep all the time. My brain is taking a break from functioning smoothly - it feels like it has hiccups. LOL

I hate to admit it but I'm cranky. I don't like to feel cloudy. It makes it so very hard to follow through with my intentions or even HAVE intentions. Guess I need to give myself some grace and accept that this is how things are right now. I've learned that when the seasons change (like now!) it is always worst. So perhaps October will be better??? Maybe???? please emoticon



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CJ wow that’s some pic! Definitely a lot of people!

KarenMarie I wished we had an Amish country around here. It sounds cool. We’ve gone to Lansboro, MN where there are a lot of Amish built stuff, canned and baked goods that they sell. The whole town is just Amish stuff so cool. I love going. One time an Amish lady complimented me on my poncho that I made. It made me feel good because these people are amazing with all of their crafts. Congrats on meeting your goals.

Amybelles you made me laugh about typing the post and falling asleep before sending it. Them darn recliners! We had a good time at the renaissance. Sprinkled s couple times. Walked a lot about 5 hours. Bought some Christmas presents. Scott got a ring with the Lord’s Prayer on it and I got one with Jeremiah 29:11 It’s cool how they can inscribe a whole verse on a ring. Your pic is cool but I would not repeat not be that close to any gators. I’m glad your neighbor is ok. All the neighbors text or call each other when an ambulance comes down our road

Just winding down from our day. It was s good day walking , eating, people watching, looking at tons of crafts , buying some things. Went to the “biggest candy store” in Jordan , MN. If you haven’t heard about it you should google it. It has about any candy you could think about plus candy from other countries. Baked goods, sodas from all over the world. Crazy. Worlds largest gummy bear 25 bucks. Ended in a headache but was a good day.



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Hi, Workout Winners!!

I wrote this post last night and must have fallen asleep on that darn recliner before I sent it! emoticon emoticon

My Friday was pretty good!! Dave and I went for a 4 mile walk this morning at 5:30. We were very concerned when we came back and saw ambulances at a neighbors house. I was praying they were okay, and this afternoon I found out that the man had a cardiac issue but when he went to the ER and they did tests, they found out he was okay. Thank goodness!

I didnt have any plans for the rest of the day, so I took it easy. I wasnt feeling the greatest, so took a nap this afternoon and woke up grouchy with a sore throat and achy joints. We had reservations for dinner at 6:30 for our Date Night. Once I got ready and we went out, I was feeling better. We ate outside on a patio with a guitarist performing. It was very enjoyable, especially since the weather was so nice. Afterwards, we walked around, stopping at the lake to take pictures of the sunset at the lake with two gators, and then stopping at another place for a glass of wine at the bar outside, listening to a great band.

Can you see the gators?

Karenmarie, I know how much you enjoy visiting Amish country in Ohio! I hope it was beautiful weather there today! I understand Jeanne not feeling up to pet the puppies. I am ready to do that now as it now gives me some comfort.

Char, we buy the frozen riced cauliflower and enjoy eating it in place of rice or potatoes.The unicorn umbrella sounds cute but hopefully the weather is nice for the Renaissance and you dont have to use it! Poor Betty - hope she feels better, and she can get used to the loving snuggles!

CJ, hope you had a great day!
(I see you wrote a post last night, but Ill respond tonight. Were about to leave for an early morning golf match!)

Have a sensational Saturday!!

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Hello Friends - Today was the Climate Change March - I should say marches, since there were six in our area - so lots of school kids could go. The one in front of City Hall was huge - and it's just 2 blocks from where Stephanie works so traffic was rather clogged. But it was just so good to see so many young people working for something they believe in.



This is a picture on the Hawthorne Bridge. Thousands marched from downtown Portland -->across the bridge and along the Willamette River esplanade. It was quite impressive.

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Char-. I hope Betty the goat cold get better. It must be fun to have goats.
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I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did make my goal last night. My exercise today was pushing mom around in her wheelchair in Amish country Ohio. . My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 834 days. My happy today was going to Amish country Ohi with mom and Jeanne, . We went to a catholic shrine, We also went to a winery, We went to a place where you can pet puppy. Jeanne stay in the cars she said it would be to hard for her since she just lost Shotzy, It was a little sad, We then ate at a Amish buffet,


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CJ sounds like it will be interesting for Stephanie. I hope she likes it

Amybelles I haven’t had cauliflower crust but I have mashed cauliflower and had them instead of potatoes. It’s good. Today it was supposed to rain but it was sunny warm and breezy. It would be the perfect weather for tomorrow. I’ll keep praying for that but I did buy the unicorn umbrella just in case. The poker rally sounds awesome how fun! We used to do something similar when my dad was alive. It was a motorcycle run and they had to stop at specific spots and get cards and when they got to the end whoever had best hand wins. Was something like that.

Well I think Betty has s cold we had to catch her (she’s the timid goat) and take a wet cloth to her crusty eyes and put antibiotic cream in her eyes. She snuggled with us. Scott said we should have caught her and snuggled her a few times a long time ago maybe she’d be a lot less timid. We’ll see. Hopefully she gets better.

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Hello - just a quick check-in tonight. The lady who cleans my floors came today. She had extra time so I had her work with me to clean the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen. It sparkles. I'm worn out! Stephanie found out she can work "out of class" for a few weeks. That means she does another job (while a lady is on medical leave). It's a chance to learn a new job which makes her more versatile. She starts next Wednesday.

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Hi, Ladies!
I had a good day- I played golf this morning and had my oncologist 3 month checkup with more bloodwork this afternoon. It went well. Dave and I went out for a very early dinner afterwards, because we were going out at 5:30. I had a cauliflower crust pizza and it was delicious! We helped out at a social event this evening that was fun. It was called a Poker Run, which is like a road rally. People had five clues of places to travel to, most in their golf carts. We manned one of the stations at a pizza place called Flippers (the clue was dolphin pizza,) and gave out a playing card to each person. When everyone came back to the rec center afterwards, the top three poker hands won a prize. It was fun and afterwards there was an ice cream social with music and dancing. We came home a little early-we were both tired!

I was excited that today the weather was a bit cooler- in the 80s with a breeze and not as humid. I actually turned off the AC and opened the front door and back lanai doors - it felt great to have some fresh air in the house! Tonight it rained some and cooled it down even more.

I did more journaling today and also wrote more on the blog about Sophie, but still havent finished. Maybe tomorrow!

Char, the second girl sounds like she was bubbly and enthusiastic for the job-great that you would allow her to have her baby there! Hope it doesnt rain on your Renaissance!

CJ and Karenmarie, hope you had a great day!

Talk to you tomorrow!

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CJ we’ve been getting lots of rain and wind as well. The summer has kinda sucked. It’s supposed to rain Saturday when we go to the renaissance so I guess I’ll be wearing my rain coat and I bought an umbrella. At least it has unicorns on it. You gotta have fun some where. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. How awful to get over one cancer just to get another form. Terrible just terrible. She’s going to need all the support and prayers she can get

KarenMarie sorry you didn’t make your goal last night, you will tonight. Oh an ice cream social. That’s right up my alley.

Amybelles how fun to be a teaching Tudor. That was a cute pic. You definitely need to experience a renaissance

Well interviewed 2 people yest they both new the pay to begin with. Takes an hour. Goes through what we do what we expect paperwork meet the people ask if they have questions. One seemed disinterested but said wanted to work casual on call. Had the experience. The 2nd girl smiley laughing loved the place not much experience talked with the people did the paperwork not in a hurry to leave. Turns out she worked same place my tattoo artist worked and has 7 years experience. She was afraid to tell me she was pregnant. Anyway after everything the 1st one sends me a msg on Facebook that the pay is to little and she can make more 15 min from her home. I’m like ok liked the 2nd girl better anyway. And when I told the 2nd girl she could bring her baby to work she just couldn’t believe it. I showed her the pack and play. Plus I can be bribed and get some tattoos 😂😂😂 we’ll see what my interview brings today

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Hi, WW's!

I'm feeling much better today - thanks so much for your concern, understanding and support! I decided to go with Dave for a walk at 5:30 this morning and that helped - we went 3.75 miles and then I walked around the house till I got 4 miles on my tracker. I spent more quiet time at home for a good portion of the day - I was happy to be in the mood to write, so I wrote in my online journal and then started writing my blog about Sophie. But then I got to looking at lots of pictures of her and had to stop. It was just a bit too emotional after awhile. I want to finish it tomorrow though, so I can move on to writing about our Alaska trip that was over a month ago!
This afternoon at 3 I went to a kick-off meeting for Tutor for Kids, the volunteer tutoring organization I will be joining this year. I have an orientation to the program on October 3rd and then they will set me up with a grade and teacher and a day/time for me to tutor in the classroom of the local elementary school. I am excited to do this after being away from teaching for six years now! It will be great to work with kids again!
Tonight from 6-9 I went out to play cards (Samba) at a neighbor's house. I haven't gone in a long while - it was fun - my partner and I won three out of four games.

Karenmarie, I haven't had meatloaf in a long time - glad your mom enjoyed it! How is she doing? I'm glad you are getting to spend so much time with Natalie. Three is such a cute age - that's adorable that she says she is 3 1/2! Glad Elijah's dr appointment went well!

CJ, one of my favorite things to do is fall asleep in the recliner while reading a book! Hee hee!
I'm glad you were able to get lower interest on your refinance and it covered the cost of the new roof, gutters and paint. Your house is like new now - well, when the gutters are done. Hope the rain stops so they can get done soon! Then you can celebrate!
Guess it is still difficult to get a teaching position, especially when they don't want to pay for the Master's Degree! The schools are missing out on a great teacher in Stephanie! I'm glad to hear that her PT with the new therapist is going well and she will be released in about a month.
That is sad about your friend getting leukemia now after having breast cancer. Now that I have had cancer, I am much more nervous about it coming back or getting another type. I try not to think about it, but those thoughts creep in sometimes, especially if I wake up in the middle of the night. I'm sure the card you sent to your friend will cheer her up, just knowing that you care about her and are thinking of her.
I found the Jeanne Robertson shows on Amazon Prime (thanks!) and enjoyed watching them, even though I had seen some parts from the YouTube videos. I am excited that I am going to go see her perform live in November here in The Villages. The neighbor who told me about her asked if I wanted to go to her show with a couple other ladies.

Char, I hope you'll be able to refinance also after your garage is done. I had to laugh conjuring up the scene at the beach under the umbrella with the book, sound of the waves and a cabana boy serving Margaritas! Sounds like heaven to me!
The Renaissance sounds like a lot of fun! I had seen it advertised in Pennsylvania, but I never went to it before. I just googled it to see if they have them in Florida and it looks like there is one in Sarasota in early November and Orlando in early December. I will have to check it out!
That stinks that you lost a night girl and have to go through interviews again to find someone new. I hope today's went well! Enjoy your time with your mom tomorrow!
I will make sure I take mental pauses during the day when I need them. Watching videos of babies laugh is a great idea...or puppies playing! I have lots of adorable pictures saved on Pinterest - I can look at them, too!

Well, I hope we all have great, positive days tomorrow! Have a good night and terrific Thursday!

Here is a fun picture I took at the Florida Aquarium the other day - can you see the lemurs hugging each other on the branch?


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AMY- hugs I hope your days went better.

CJ-. I am happy Stephanie's new PT person seems to be a good fit, Natalie
iwould tell you she 3 and a 1/2 . The half is important to her.

Char-. I hope your interview go well and find a good employee.

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did not make my goal last night. My exercise today was cleaning the house and dancing with Natalie. My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 832 days. My happy today was
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Hi Friends - Stephanie's new PT person appears to be very good. What a blessing for her. He thinks she should be ready for release in about a month. WooHoo
We had every kind of weather yesterday and lots of rain. They have to wait until a non-rainy day before they can install the gutters. When that's done we will be set for quite a while as far as the house is concerned. Whew!

I had a nice phone visit with my friend over the week-end. She is struggling - after recovering from breast cancer she now has leukemia. She feels drained. I'm glad we were able to catch up. I'm looking for ways to support her. Sent her a card today.

Amy - your courage to tell us how you are feeling is awesome. Each of us has those days -- yet it's easy to deny them, even from ourselves. You do so many things that are good for you. Having some time to regroup is part of self-care, too. Hugs

Char - Wow - what a busy day. I sure hope your interviews go well. I'm doing laundry too. : )
Enjoy your time with your Mom.

Karenmarie - I know you enjoy your time with Natalie. She must be quite a young lady by now. How old is she? It's good that Elijah had a good doctor visit.



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Amybelles we all have those days. I find the best way to deal is to be alone some times that’s not always possible. Hope your day gets better. Some times there’s no rhyme or reason other times people just do stupid crap to tick you off. I call mine mental pause. Watch videos of babies laughing can help.

KarenMarie glad you met your goals and you got quality time with Natalie. How awesome is that.
Well I have 3 interviews set up in the next 2 days. Hopefully they go well. I’ve gotten the dishes done, vacuuming, 2nd load in dryer, bathrooms are clean, got hair cut (so much better) 1st interview at 3pm. Have to feed the goats yet. Music night tonight for the people so busy over there. Glad to have tomorrow off with my mom. Got my fitness running in place done . I try and do more than asked . I only made 60 seconds. I’ll try and get a couple scrubbies made before going to work we’ll see. Maybe a nap. Lol.

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Hi, again!

Im feeling very tired and kind of grouchy tonight, so im going to head to bed soon. Not in the mood to chat. My day wasnt bad, although I didnt exercise except for the bicep curls. I went to my book club meeting, got my wash done and spent time deleting emails that have piled up.

Talk more tomorrow. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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AMY- I hope you doing well.

CJ-.I am happy your refinancing is going so well for you.


Char- Sorry, you to rneed eplace someone again.

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did make my goal last night. My exercise today was doing my Richard Simmon stretching to the classes. My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 831 days. My happy today was watching Natalie alone today while they took Elijiah to his
appointment. First time I watch her alone. Elijah doctor appointment went well.


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Thanks, Ladies for everyone turning in points. Great job!
Mine this week were 1843. Ill be back later to chat!

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CJ I know all about getting sucked into my recliner especially when I’m reading. 😂 glad you got your paperwork all done. What a relief huh? I can’t wait till the garage and everything is done and then pray we can refinance. This house was supposed to be downsized and less money but it’s costing us way more.

Amybelles/ yikes I hope you don’t need surgery. I’m don’t think I’d lay in the sun at the beach all day I’m guessing that from my teenage years that’s where the skin cancer came from but under a nice umbrella with s book and listening to the waves and a cabana boy bringing me margaritas yup sounds good! The renaissance is s fair where people are dressed up in period clothing and there’s belly dancing, fairies, all kinds of craft huts set up like a village, glass blowing, comedy acts that are free, just about any kind of food you can think of but famous for the turkey legs I like the baklava and recently they have bloody Mary’s. They have jousting. Recently zip lining. Palm reading. Face painting. So much to see! It’s amazing.

KarenMarie well meatloaf sounds good! Haven’t had that in s while.
Well I have to be in the interview process again darn it. One of my night girls quit. Got offered full time at Walmart , her husband is a roofer and the summer weather has been crappy so he hasn’t worked much and they need the money so here we go again.


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emoticon Here's my Week Two Points = 1620

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TOTAL POINTS WEEK TWO: 1080

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It’s for this week are. 1205 I think this is my best numbers yet. It’s the fitness challenges I think that helps :)



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Wow - I was tired last night. I sat down in the recliner to rest a bit and read --- and woke up at 3:30 am. Guess I should have posted online first!

We will be able to sign papers Thursday night for refinancing our home. That will cover our costs for the new roof, gutters and new paint. And the interest is lower so it's a win/win for us.

Karenmarie - Congratulations on meeting your freggies goal. Yay! What a blessing that you and your brother are getting along now. : )

Amy - sounds like you and Dave had a good day in Tampa. It's good you were able to meet with friends too. WooHoo for a good report from your tests. Hmm - the shoulder pain needs looking into. Sure hope you don't require any further "repairs". Not fun at all!!

Stephanie's previous position with the county was eliminated so she kept applying for other jobs but nothing else turned up so she was able to transfer to this other site within the county. She wants to get back into teaching - she applied to 14 school districts - had some really super interviews - and no viable offers. One school wanted her but the pay was $20,000 under the basic pay for licensed teachers with a Master's Degree. And the going rate is hardly enough to live on!! sigh

Thanks for the prompt about lady comediennes. I have watched Jeanne Robertson on Amazon Prime. I'll check out the other lady.

Char - I like the names for your goats. What fun to decorate for fall. I like Dollar Store for decorations too. I used them when I had my own classroom. Enjoy the colorful leaves and such.



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AMY.. I am happy Dave have a good birthday. I hope you have a good
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CJ-.I hope you have a great day.

Char- I hope you have a great day.

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did make my goal last night. My exercise today was dancing with Natalie and doing my Richard Simmion stretching to the classes. My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 830 days. My happy today was having mom like my meatloaf. .


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Wow, I can�t believe Week 1 is over today. I didn�t write my blog, so I�m going to try to write a short one after I post this. I still haven�t been in the mood for writing lately. I get so tired at night and don�t feel like doing anything.

I went pool walking at 7 with my friend, Kathy, who I have not seen in a long while. It was great chatting with her. My dr appt this morning went well. I got a flu shot, went over my blood work, which was all good and talked to him about the pain I�ve been having in my left shoulder. He ordered an MRI and I will go back to see him in two weeks to go over the results. I think it may be rotator cuff tendinitis and hopefully I don�t need anything more than a shot. I had arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder three years ago to clean up arthritis, a bone spur and frozen shoulder-not fun!

We went out for a meal again (hoping this is the last one in a while!) This time it was lunch with our next door neighbors, who we rarely see. We had scheduled getting together with them the other week when we helped them get their patio furniture inside in case Hurricane Dorian came our way. They have a lot of health issues and don�t get out of the house too much anymore.

I have been watching/listening to two women humorists recently in order to lighten up my sadness. Here are some links if you are interested in checking them out. Both are older women - Loretta LaRoche is a hoot - she is in her late 70�s and teaches stress management using humor. Jeanne Robertson is a tall southern lady who tells the best humorous stories about her life. She has a lot of clips of her stories on YouTube.
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Char, we live about an hour and a half from the nearest beach, so we can go for a day trip anytime, but we aren�t real beach people. I love the ocean and walking the beach in the mornings, but not into laying out there all day. I�d much rather go to the mountains, which are not in Florida! Lol
I envy you decorating for fall - it was always my favorite season living in PA - feels too weird to put pumpkins and autumn leaves out here. Sigh! That�s why I am excited to travel to the Smokies in late October to see the fall foliage and do some hiking.
Bet it�s so fun to watch the goats interactions!
What is the renaissance? A fair?
Hope your IBS is better!

KarenMarie, we have to be patient with ourselves-just too hard to get over a pet�s passing real fast. I�m glad you were able to have some fun dancing and doing kids yoga with Natalie! That�s great that you are getting along with your brother and had a nice talk. That�s what I am working on with my sister. Life is too short to keep grudges!

CJ, that sure must be frustrating to have the internet go off and on like that! Thanks for explaining what happened to Stephanie. I�m so sorry she fell and hurt herself, but glad she has a good advocate with her doctor. That�s great that she can continue the PT, but I agree it�s not fun to use a vacation day for it! Hope she is enjoying her new job with the county. The Return of the Jedi accompanied by an orchestra sounds neat!

Well, I better get going on writing my blog!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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KarenMarie glad you made your freggies goal, and your in good with your brother now and getting along. I’m close to my brother can’t imagine being on the outs but it could happen hope it doesn’t.

Amybelles glad you had s good weekend and Dave had a good bday. Hope your appt goes well . Do you live by the ocean? Oh my vacation dream going to sleep to the sounds of the waves.

CJ hope you had s good day
Mine was uneventful but I’m tired. Perfect weather 80’s and a beautiful breeze oh yeah loving this!

My question of the day is who the heck are all my licorice this past weekend? 😂



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Yikes! I’m ready for bed and almost forgot to write again tonight, so this will have to be a real short post on my phone. Then I’ll try to write responses after I get back from my doctor’s appointment in the morning. My weekend was good. Yesterday was Dave’s birthday and we had a real nice day. We got up early and did a workout on the Total Gym before leaving for our day trip to Tampa. We had a great time, going out to lunch, then spending a couple hours at the Florida Aquarium, then a little walk along the bay and an early dinner.
This morning Dave and I took a 3 mile walk. I made him an ice cream cake since we didn’t have any birthday cake yesterday. We went out to lunch with our friends, Karen and Denny. Too much eating out, although I have been making good healthy choices each time.

We are too tired to stay up for the rest of the Eagles football game, so we’ll see how they did in the morning.

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AMY. Good getting a walk in with Dave. Hugs I know it take awhile to
get over our fur babies death. I hope you have a good day today.

CJ-. I am happy Stephanie found a new PT. I miss something what is
Stephanie new job?

Char-I bet your house will looks really good for Fall. I like the dollars store too..

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did not make my goal last night. My exercise today was doing dancing and kids yoga with Natalie, My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 829 days. My happy today was having a nice talk with my bro Al. We spend several years not getting along but we do now.


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Well started decorating for fall at work and home. Camden and I are going to the dollar store after work and getting more because I’m thinking we don’t have enough. I love the dollar store. We got some hay for the goats yesterday and put a whole bale in the pen and Lucy was still butting Betty but at least she’s learned to fight back. Goodness they’re like teenagers. I think they’ll finish the roof of the garage today I hope. Next weekend we are going to the renaissance. Love it.

CJ I would hate being off line only because I couldn’t get on here. My husband would freak cause he wouldn’t be able to get on Facebook or Pinterest, I hope Stephanie likes her new therapist then it will be worth the drive. Glad she’s feeling better. Her new job sounds interesting.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday! Mine will be busy as usual. Hope it winds down so I can relax and crochet tonight my IBS has been kicking in terrible the last couple days.



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Yay! I'm back online. We've been off and then on for a few minutes then off again all week-end. What is that???? Anyway - seems like things are stable again.

Good news about Stephanie's Workman's Comp. They said go ahead with getting another PT therapist. We researched and found one that sounds great and can see her next week. It's farther to drive - but at least she will be able to get the therapy she needs for her ankle and knee. One thing that makes it difficult is needing to miss work - that comes out of her own pocket. She can use vacation hours but it doesn't feel like much of a vacation.

Our symphony presented The Return of the Jedi with the full orchestra playing the music while the film was screened above them. Stephanie's co-worker had an extra ticket so she got to go tonight. It was a fun night for her and a way to get to know those in her new job.

emoticon Karenmarie - I am saddened about Shotzy. What a blessing she was in your life. I pray you will find comfort, my friend.

Char - It's good that you were able to get the basal cell lesion removed. No fun to have it coming back again. Hope this is it!!! You are so busy - getting called into work so many times. I'd wear my pajamas too. WooHoo getting the roof on your garage. That's quite an achievement.

Amy - Thanks for asking about Stephanie's accident. She fell on cement steps at work and sprained her ankle and banged up her knee. Lot's of pain, but no permanent injury. She's got a good doctor who advocates for her with "the system". She's also at a different job now - still with the county - but working at the Justice Center with people getting released from jail.

emoticon Wishing Dave a happy birthday. I hope your trip to Tampa comes off and you enjoy your time together.

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KarenMarie I’m so sorry. It seems like we’ve all been through what you’re going through. Amy is right it’s hard no matter what when we had to put Tillie to sleep due to cancer we grieved for months. Never seen my husband cry so much. Hugs to you

Amybelles supposed to be in the 70’s and 80’s this week looking forward to that. To early for cold weather and I heard it’s going to be a rough weather again. Planning a trip to Florida for a week March 25th. Will definitely look forward to that. Well hubby and I’m laws are putting roof on garage today! Yay for that and I’m working yet again. Seems like I live here. Had to come over last night in my pajamas as a resident fell in bathroom. His sundowners kicked in since I had to step in the tub he decided we were having a little fling wanted to know how much that would cost. Told him free on fridays. Lol then gave him an ice cream cone. Well you all have an awesome Saturday!

CJ hope all is well with you

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Karenmarie, Im so sorry about Shotzy! Sending you a big hug! It doesnt matter if you are prepared or not, it is still so sad and painful to lose our fur babies! I still am feeling waves of sadness each day, especially at night. The house is so empty. I want to write a blog about Sophie, but havent felt up to it yet.
Good job eating those freggies and exercising through the sadness.

Char, wow, that was a crazy busy day for you after your outpatient surgery! Glad you went to bed early. I hope you can take it easier in the next few days and your neck heals well.
Wish I could send you some hot weather-our summer lasts too long-wish we could trade off some of our days! We had some wind today and it felt good!
Well, not being able to do the link for your blog is fine. Its not necessary since we all can get to your page and find it, plus the blogs for our teammates are shown on the right side.

CJ, glad you had a nice birthday! Dave turns 70 tomorrow - hard to believe, as he doesnt seem that old to me, and Im sure you dont look or act old either! 70s are the new 50s these days!
I dont believe I know what happened to Stephanie-she got injured at work? I hope the PT issue will get resolved for what she needs.

Part of my day was good and part of it was blah! The good - Dave and I walked for an hour at 5:30 this morning. It was still dark when we got back home, but I was still sweaty as it was humid and already in the high 70s. We also went out for a very early dinner with friends, before going to the rec center from 6-8 to play pinochle- both were fun. In between those activities I was home and feeling depressed, missing Sophie and feeling very congested from allergies. I just didnt feel like doing much of anything. Im much better with scheduled activities right now-dont feel motivated with unstructured time, I guess! Tomorrow will be busy all day though, so Im looking forward to going out for Daves birthday. We are going to Tampa for the day- out to lunch and then to the Florida aquarium, then dinner in Clearwater. Hopefully it wont rain and we can also spend some time walking around outside near the water.

Have a super Saturday!

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AMY-.I hope you have a great day.

CJ- I hope you find another pt for Stephanie quickly,. Congrats on 2 1\2
years of exercise. You should be proud of yourself.

Char- You did have a busy day. I hope your neck start feeling better.

We have to put Shotzy to sleep today . You would think knowing it coming would make it hurt less. But it didn't . I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did not make my goal last night. My exercise today was Richard Simmons stretching to the classic CJ and my 10 min exercise streak is now at 827 days. I am so sad about shotzy I don't have a happy today.
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Yesterday was busy had my out patient surgery had basal cell removed from my neck 3rd and hopefully last time. Picked my mom up did some shopping had brunch. Went to my cleaning job. Came home fed my goats did some paperwork at work. A resident went to the Dr and had some med changes. Camden home did the dishes did 4 loads of laundry changed sheets on the bed. Boss called me back to work (in my pajamas) needed help cleaning out the basement state is coming for inspection today and there was to much junk there so in the garage it went. Got home and went to bed at 8:45. By then my neck was starting to hurt. Hello Motrin. I would love a very long nap or a day all to myself not happening till October but yest was my day off and you see how that went

Amybelles It’s getting lighter later and darker sooner here as well. Time to start using my SAD light. I hate winter. Seems like it just got over. We didn’t have much of a summer. We’ve had slot of rain and on the sunny days the wind could blow us to Kansas to visit Dorothy and Toto. I’m happy your bloodwork was normal! I can blog on my kindle I just can’t do the link for you guys to click on to take you right to it. I would have to pull my laptop out and fire it up just to type up the blog and it’s old and takes forever to connect. It’s easy to blog on the kindle but like I said doesn’t do the link thing. I’m doing way better on the activity.

KarenMarie yay on the goal of freggies and you’ll get the goal of not eating at night tonight. I’m glad you got to spend time with Natalie. I was asking my husband approximately how many years 826 days were since he’s good at math holy man you’ve exercised 2 1/2 years without missing? That’s incredible!

CJ I’m happy you had a good bday. I know how you feel. There no way I feel 53. Some times I feel my oldest is more mature than me . I’m glad Steph is feeling better. The work comp people are going to make her jump through all kinds of hoops and still not be happy. That’s just the way it is. They did that to my son when he was suing them when he was in an accident at work. He won the case eventually took 2 years. Same with me but by the time I paid bills and lawyers I didn’t have much left and I still have a neck injury and back then was still out a job since they fired me over the phone before the holidays and I was a single mom it was s good thing I had s 2nd job where I could pick up hours. Tell her to hang in there.

Everyone have an awesome Friday!



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Hello Friends - My birthday turned out very nice. I can't seem to grasp that I am 74 years old. When I write that it looks like I'm talking about someone else. emoticon

Stephanie saw her workman's comp doctor today. He wants her to do more PT but the people she has been seeing disagree and say it is up to them to determine when she is stable. !!!!! The doctor was NOT pleased. After they discussed many options they agreed she should go to another provider. So more phone calls are in order. Hope we can get this resolved. The good news is that she is recovering well. The doctor wants to see that continue - which I totally agree with.

Got to get some sleep. Good night everyone. emoticon



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AMY- Congrats on your numbers I sm hsppy you have a good day.

CJ- I hope you having a good day.

Char- do what you can .

I did make my goal of 3 fruits and 1 veggie a day, My biggest obstacle is not eating in the middle of the night when I get up to take mom to the bathroom.. So that's what I will be working on. I did not make my goal last night. My exercise today was Richard Simmons stretching to the classic CJ and my 10 min exercise streak is now at 826 days. My happy today was watching mom and babysitting Natalie. .


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Hi, Workout Winners!

I had another busy day today. I left the house before sunrise this morning to get to the golf course by 7 for ladies golf. It is getting light later now, so our times will gradually be later. Still glad to get the golf done early before it gets too hot. When I came home, I cleaned for awhile and did two loads of wash. Then my friend, Mary came over to do more watercolor painting. We tried three different pictures from YouTube videos - one of a flower with a layering technique, and then two landscape scenes. I have a lot of practice to do before I get any good, but we had a lot of fun doing it!

Oh, I forgot to say, I saw my blood test results online and I was happy to see that all my numbers were within normal range. emoticon

Char, just do the best you can for the challenge - no worries if you cant do the blog or it will need to be short without pictures. I may have missed something-is your computer out of commission that you have to use your kindle? I agree with you about preferring to see emotional movies at home- I kept the crying in check. If I had watched it at home, I would have let the faucets on full blast! I dont see a lot of movies in theaters, but they have a great $5 movie day here on Tuesdays, so thats when we sometimes go.

Karenmarie and CJ, hope you both had a good day!

Have a fantastic Friday! Gotta go do my high knees now -almost forgot!

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