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Hello Friends - I've been bummed today. Everything that comes close to me I drop or knock over. I'm dangerous! I'm glad I had leftovers so I didn't need to cook - I don't trust myself around a hot stove. : ) I did stretches and chair dancing to Glenn Miller. I thought I should do yoga to help my mood - but I'm being rebellious and so far have declined to follow through.

It has been really raining so our new gutters are getting a good try out. They work. And so does the new roof. We are cozy and dry. We also got the car in for an oil change and they replaced 5 of the dashboard light bulbs. He said it was quite a chore getting in behind there. Unfortunately, one of them still doesn't work. sigh. These guys are so nice and do wonderful work, so I was sad to have to tell them about it. Of course, they are going to fix it for us - but I'm sure that didn't make their day.

Okay - so after being grumpy about my day - I DID do some yoga just now and it DID help me let go of some of the tension. Why do I feel like I have to hold on to it???

Good news about Stephanie's friend and his mom. He got back here yesterday and his mom was able to go home from the hospital today! They are getting her up to walk and she is remarkably better. Thank you all for your prayers and kind wishes for them.

Barbie - I'm glad you and Marv have been able to get out. Does he mind getting rained on? I don't mind it unless my feet get wet -- it's no fun walking in squelchy shoes. What color is the baby blanket you are making?

Congratulations on your progress with your new nutrition program. Sounds encouraging.

Karenmarie - Sorry to hear your throat and ears are hurting. I'm glad it was better today. You are doing great getting in your freggies and meeting your goal of not eating at night. How's your mom doing?

Amy - Yes, I agree - Medicare has stupid rules and unfortunately there are a lot of organizations following the same pattern. Silly me - I think things should make sense. emoticon

I'm sorry your shoulder is so painful. You were right to not push yourself with golf. That kind of swing is not working for you right now. Is there any chance of getting approved for an MRI? I'm glad your Samba party went well. It takes a lot of prepping to get everything set up and ready when you are the hostess. And then to put everything back and clean up. No wonder you were "wound up".

Good for you, continuing your water color painting. Water colors vary a lot from picture to picture, I think that's one of the reasons I like them. It's so much about doing the process -- and the product is just to let you know you are done for the day. : )




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Good evening friends. I am sorry I didnt make it in to chat yesterday. I had my Total Health Improvement class last night and was too tired afterward and just went to bed.
Yesterday went okay. Marv and I got in a 30 minute walk and got soaked in the process. I didnt get much else accomplished. I worked on the baby blanket and also on a scrapbook in a box that I plan to give my granddaughter for Christmas.

Today was a good day. Marv and I got in a 40 minute walk which I followed with stretching and then my yoga class. This afternoon has been another unproductive day. I looked for our Halloween costumes and after that my back and neck hurt so I just rested and worked on the baby blanket. I also got laundry done.

I am doing quite well on my new nutrition plan and I think I am starting to see some results.

@ Amy I am glad to today was a bit better for you. Does Dave go to any of the games with you?

I know how frustrating it is to want to do things and then end up in pain as a result. I hope your shoulder pain gets better soon.

I love that you are continuing to regularly do the watercoloring. I know what you mean about being so critical of the outcome. I am the same way with my cards and scrapbooking, but usually if I leave it and then come back the next day I like it better.

@ Char Oh, I am so very sorry for all of the drama that you are going through. I will keep you all in my prayers, that whatever is best for Camden will be the result of it all. I pray that you are able to calm down also.

@ CJ What a crazy rule. I am glad you finally were able to find some information about what is needed. I pray that everything will be resolved so you can get the compression device and that it will happen.

@ Karenmarie Congratulations on making both of your goals. You and CJ are doing awesome on your exercise streak! Good news about not having an ear infection. I hope you feel better soon.



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AMY-..I am happy you enjoying your watercoloring. Yes, they gave
me meds for my allergies. My earache is better but my throat still hurt.
Gold star for going to the gym.

CJ- hugs I hope you can get through the process for you compression
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... Char- hugs I am praying for you and yours.
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Barbie- I hope you having 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 Chair exercises for arthritic My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 862 days. My happy today was having my earache feel better. I am still having throat pain,



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emoticon emoticon emoticon Just stopping by to announce the winning team for week 2 of the October BSG Challenges. emoticon to the RESTING RELAXERS . for having the highest average points for week 2 of the October BSG Challenge. The RESTING RELAXERS had 3 participating members:

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Hi, Team! Sorry I didn't get here to write more on Wednesday or all day yesterday. I am still trying to get out of my funk, but today was much better. I figured I better write now before we go play pinochle at 6, in case I'm too tired to spark when we get back.

On Wednesday morning I decided to walk for 4.5 miles with Dave instead of going to the gym, so I could give my shoulder a rest. Then I cleaned up the house and got ready to have Samba that night. Everything went well and we had a lot of fun, but they didn't leave till 9:45! After they were gone, Dave said wait till the next morning to put everything away, but I wanted to get it done, so I took down the card tables and chairs, put all our furniture back in the right places and cleaned up the kitchen. By then I was all wound up and couldn't go to sleep! So yesterday I slept in longer than usual, and didn't exercise. I did sign up for golf though, so I went to that at 10:30. It was probably a mistake to do that, too, since my shoulder hurt when I swung the golf club, and I hit the ball terribly. I ended up picking up the ball at most of the holes and then practiced putting when we got to the green. When I got home, Dave was still at golf, so I had the house to myself. I tried to write in my journal and started Part 2 of my Alaska blog, but then wasn't into it. So I made more angels for Operation Shoebox while watching some shows on Netflix. I can't even remember what I did last night that I didn't spark - I think I fell asleep on the recliner! LOL

Today I did go back to the gym for class, and my shoulder is feeling okay. My friend, Mary came over to do watercoloring with me - we made a painting of poppies from a book she got from the library. It was fun to do, although I am highly critical of the outcome! I should have looked at a photo of poppies, rather than just going by the picture of the painting, then I think I could make them look better (and paint the right type of leaves!) Oh, well, we're practicing and learning from each painting we do!

Char, oh, I'm so sorry you were right with your initial suspicion about Camden's birth mom getting Brian in trouble with the law, so she can try to get custody! How long has she been out of Camden's life? I can only imagine how stressful this must be for you! I hope and pray that the court will make the right decision for Camden's well being!

CJ, no wonder you are so frustrated! It sounds like Medicare sure has stupid rules that don't make any sense whatsoever! I'm glad you were able to finally find out what was taking so long in getting the application through for the compression device. I hope that you will qualify for it!
Glad the yoga is helping you!

Karenmarie, way to go on making both your goals. Glad you don't have an ear infection, although having allergies isn't fun either! Did you get medicine to take for them?

Barbie, glad you had a great day with your walks and stretching. That was smart to get the yardwork done before the rain comes.
They use drawstring bags instead of shoeboxes (I think they used shoeboxes when the organization started.) The angels go inside a hand knit cap and then are wrapped up and put inside the bags. The letters go in there, too.

Well, it's time for me to get ready for pinochle. Have a good weekend!



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Here is my week 3 Blog. Enjoy! emoticon

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I’m going to do my best to get through this week and more. One of the worst things has happened that I can imagine. The last charge that was brought up against my son was exactly the scheme I believed it to be. Camden’s mom is behind it all. Yest Brian got a certified letter from her she’s suing for full custody of Camden. I know she won’t get it but she might get visitation. Scott says no way. I’ve been so upset about the thought. My anxiety is through the roof. I eat them my stomach hurts I cant sleep. We go to court next month. The one thing we got going for us is she was also supposed to serve us as we have joint custody and she was supposed to notify social services as their was a CHPs case against her she ended up signing off all her parental rights or they were going to terminate them. I just think with everything he is going through and trying to get his behaviors under control that exposing him to s person he doesn’t even know would be so detrimental especially when she didn’t do anything to try and see him or follow court orders when the CHPS case was going on. I can’t even imagine.

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Hello Friends - I found out new information about getting a compression device for my lymphedema. I applied last spring!!! and my understanding was that I would hear back from them. - but no communications at all. My former therapist gave me a personal representative number to call and guess what??
Seems Medicare has rules that forbid them from contacting a client until the process is complete. Soooo - there was one part (out of 5) they couldn't complete and they couldn't call me to let me know. Yes - you heard that right! Is that crazy, or what??!%&*#! She is very nice - told me what needs doing and I may be able to comply - but I'm not sure. I have to show that I have had this for at least 20 years or family history of lymphedema. I see my doctor next week so we will try to work this out. I am so tired of policies that don't tell you what is required and then not following through. If you hear a shriek - it isn't Halloween -- it's my frustration.

Actually - it feels better just putting it down in writing. Sort of grounds me back in a saner world.

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AMY-...hugs I am happy your blog made you feel a little better.

CJ- I am happy you enjoy the yoga. I am happy you feeling better.

... Char-... I am happy things well with the social worker. Nice long hot shower sounds great.
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Barbie- I am happy you have a great day. I am happy your massage
was great . You deserve it.

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 Chair exercises - Low Impact Exercises - Sitting Exercises,.A youtube video, My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 861 days. My happy today was going to the cvs minute clinic
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Good evening ladies. I had a great day. Marv and I got in a 33 minute walk and I followed it with stretching. Yoga was awesome. Opposed to the 2 in class on Monday, today there were 11. After lunch I had my monthly massage which was heavenly. Since I got home I have just relaxed.

I had another good day on my new menu plan.

@ Char Enjoy the 60 degree weather while you can. I hope the snow isnt too bad. Were expecting rain for the next 5 days, but hopefully it wont be too heavy. I like being able to pause the movies at home too. I would love to see a picture of your baby blanket when you get it finished. The one I am make is for Bobs soon to be newest great grandchild due in late April.

I am glad the meeting with the social worker went well. I pray that your son is able to get his anger under control. It is good that the biological mom will not be involved. I hope that the time with your and your hubby will provide a good place for Camden to have good results.
Woo hoo for having some peace and quiet and the Hallmark channel (my favorite channel). Enjoy your day off and time with your mom.

@ CJ I am glad you are feeling much better. I am sure the sleep did help. Yoga would be a great habit.

@ Karenmarie I hope you had a good day.

@ Amy I hope you enjoyed your Samba game.


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My week two points = 2126

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Okay - Here are my points for Week 2 = 1875 emoticon
Looks like we have done a great job of team work emoticon

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Hello Friends - I'm feeling much better today. I think the sleep really helped. It's cold and rainy and our leaves are falling and blowing around in the winds. Sure seems like the change of seasons is here. I did yoga again this morning - this may become a habit! : )

I wanted to be sure to check in early enough today. I'm headed over to total my points for Week 2. Be back in a bit. emoticon

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My points for Week 2 are 1949.

I will try to get back later. I am hosting 12 ladies at my house to play Samba from 6 till after 9, so they will be here soon!

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Barbie it’s foggy and dreary here as well but warming up some. Will be in the 60’s this weekend and get cold again next wed possibly snow again. Ughhh. I too am working on a baby blanket. Just to put on a craft show we put on before Thanksgiving to make money for outings for the residents. I’d rather wait till movies come out and I can watch them at home because I can pause them to go to the bathroom.

Amybelles sorry you were down in s funk but glad your blog lifted it up. I read it and it was awesome! I love all you volunteer for. You are very inspiring. Are you pushing yourself to hard at the gym with your shoulder? It’s supposed to get into the 60’s this weekend and then cold with snow again next week. I loved Jodi Picoult books very thought provoking. You should check out the Catherine Ryan-Hyde books also very thought provoking. They all have a good lesson involved about humanity. One of my favorite authors.

The meeting went well with the social worker. Almost every thing she recommended we are already doing. She alleived my issues that his biological mom will not be involved in this case at all and will not be brought to court if it goes that far. They are making sure Brian goes to counseling for his anger issues and will be getting notes so he won’t be able to lie about going. Plus I imagine he’ll need s ride by one of us. So hopefully everything will work out eventually but it looks like Camden will definitely be here till mid December and depending on how he’s doing maybe longer. I’m enjoying some much new peace and quiet and hallmark channel and had s nice long hot shower. I work 3 to 11 and tomorrow off spending it with my mom.



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Points for week # 2 1721 much better than week 1 except the emotional eating 2# weight gain



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Good evening friends. I cant believe our week 2 is over already. I must have slept through the week. LOL

It was another foggy, chilly and dreary morning. I managed to get my motivation going and Marv and I got in our hour walk this morning. Afterwards I did stretching and PT for about 15 minutes. I planned to do housework today, but I ended up working in the yard since it is supposed to start raining tomorrow and rain for the next 5 days. It felt good to be outdoors.

This evening I have been working on the baby blanket.

I wanted to go to see the movie Fork over Knife, but I just dont feel like going out this time of the evening. Hopefully I will be able to see it on Netflix soon.

@ Amy I am sorry you were feeling down in the dumps today, but so glad after writing your blog you felt a bit better.

It sounds like you had a busy day outdoors too. I would have to agree that maybe your shoulder could use a rest from the gym.

What a great project to volunteer for. It sounds like fun. Do the angels go in the shoeboxes? Are the letters to the troops a different project? How did you find out about that?

I am glad the scratchy throat is only allergies. My allergies have been bothering me too. My biggest problem is my eyes hurting.

@ Char I am sorry Camden had another bad day at school yesterday. Poor little guy. I hope the increase in his medication will help him. I will add him to my prayers too.

The bonfire was a lot of fun. I hope you do have one and enjoy it. I am just going to watch that Diva Dance. I might enjoy the class, but I am sure I would not feel comfortable performing.

With all that is going on in your life right now, I can sure understand emotional eating. With this new menu plan I am finding it pretty easy to stick to. Keeping the fiber on the high end keeps me full and not having cravings.

@ CJ I am sorry you are feeling under the weather too. I hope that getting a good nights rest will help. Rest is definitely better than overdoing.

@ Karenmarie I hope you are successful in achieving both of your goals today.ac


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Hi, Team! Week 2 is over already!! Where does the time go?

I was feeling down in the dumps today - I just can't seem to get out of my funk. But this evening I wrote my blog and now I'm feeling a bit better. I didn't even write in my journal yesterday, but now I think I will write in it after I post this.

Yesterday I went to the gym - maybe it's not a good idea with my shoulder hurting. I will have to decide about tomorrow. Yesterday and today I also worked in the garden to pull weeds and pick up clippings from the shrubs Dave trimmed. We have two bags full to go out to the curb for tomorrow's pick up. Dave found a couple of our shrubs had bugs and a mold on them, so he called the guys who supposedly spray our plants, and they came out and treated them. Hopefully they won't die.

I didn't do earthing yesterday or today as far as sitting outside to read, but I did do my gardening in my bare feet! It's still in the 80's here!

Yesterday afternoon I went to volunteer at Operation Shoebox, and this afternoon I spent some time making more angels with the supplies I brought home. I ran out of ribbon, so next I will work on writing more Christmas letters to the troops.

Today also was my book club meeting, I finished my wash and went to the grocery store. I finally made an appointment with an orthopedic doctor to look at my shoulder, but I can't get in till November 7th. My scratchy throat is definitely allergies. Today my throat isn't bothering me so much but my sinuses are - I took some decongestant and ibuprofen and have some relief.

Char, praying Camden had a good day today, poor little guy! You sound like me falling asleep after dinner yesterday. It's good to listen to our bodies if we need the extra rest!

CJ, hope the extra sleep did the trick for you, too! Glad the mouth guard is helping! Are you having fun with the circuits?

Barbie, sounds like you had a busy weekend with a mix of activities. The bonfire sounds fun! I would enjoy going to a small yoga class of only two people with an instructor! Great job sticking to your new menu plan with no added sugar. I feel so much better when I cut out the sweets.

Karenmarie, the book we read was A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. Not many of the ladies liked the format of going back in time. The book was about abortion, which is also a very tough topic to discuss. I'm ready to read something lighter before I get started on next month's read.
Have you had your knee checked out by the doctor? I'm sorry it's still giving you problems when you walk.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Well yest didn’t go well for Camden at school. He had a big red zone and wanted to call me at 1pm. They thought that would calm him. It didn’t. I called psychiatrist when I got home. She immediately increased adderrall to 5mg. He pinky promised a good day today. Praying that will be true.

CJ I hope your sickness will be short lived. Mine seems to be getting better. I did go to bed at 8pm not to mention I fell asleep after I ate supper and was only up for about 2 hours after that. I think sleeping helps.

Barb we keep saying we are going to have a bonfire but we are going on 2 years of living here and haven’t done it yet. Nor have we had the house warming party. I think that’s a long gone deal. I had a Zumba class once where it was only me and the instructor it was kinda fun except i was worried she’d figure I was really messing up on the steps. Lol. We’re you doing the Dance Diva thing or just watching? I need to stick to a menu plan. I’ve been emotional eating.

Amybelles It’s to bad your shoulder is bothering you and you are not getting much sleep. Having a scratchy throat doesn’t help. Hope you feel better soon.

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Hello Friends - guess it's time for us to get sick - I've been feeling lousy all day - so I slept a lot. I hope that might head off whatever is coming. Sorry this is so short, but I need to be up early and my bed is calling my name - again. LOL emoticon

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Good evening friends. Sorry for not getting in to chat over the weekend, but it was a busy weekend and I didnt feel much like chatting. Saturday I went to a bonfire for the Distinguished Young Women program. It was fun but quite chilly. Yesterday after church we went to our friends house for the monthly social gathering. A lot of people showed up and it was a great get together. In the afternoon after the social gathering, Bob and I went grocery shopping and then he cut a dead limb out of a tree in my front yard.
Today was a good day. Marv and I got in a medium length walk in the chilly morning. When I got home I did stretching. I went to yoga class afterwards. Only one other lady showed up so we had a short class so my instructor could work on a project for her Diva Dance performance this Saturday. It was great as I was able to get a couple of errands done and still get home before it was too late.

After lunch I dusted the living room and hall and vacuumed them as well. It felt good to get things accomplished. This evening I have been working on the baby blanket.

I have been doing quite well with sticking to my new menu plan. It feels to good to be successful in sticking to plan over the weekends. I havent lost much weight, but I have been avoiding all added sugar so I am still hopeful that eventually I will see results.

@ Amy I am sorry to hear that your shoulder was giving you problems today and that you have a scratchy throat. I hope that going to bed early will be your ticket to a good nights rest.

@ Karenmarie It seems like you are doing well on your goal to not snack in the middle of the night. Good job getting in your short walk. I am sorry that your knee started giving you issues. You and CJ are doing awesome on your exercise streak!

Congrats on being down 5 pounds.

@ Char I hope you are right and your cold will be short-lived. I am sure the goats will be appreciative to be in out of the cold. I hope that Camden will get the correct dose of Adderall and things will improve for all of you. Good luck on having a green zone day.

@ CJ I am glad you have your night guard for your teeth. I am sure it will be helpful. My daughter has cracked some of her teeth from grinding her teeth. I am sure yoga is helpful in getting a good nights sleep. I keep saying that I am going to do it before bed, but the night always seems to get away from me and I havent done it.

What great news about Stephanies friends mother being out of intensive care. What a relief that must be to her family.

The electronics set sounds out of my comfort zone but it might be fun to try it.

Actually, I think I have problems keeping up with Marv. When I get home I am ready for a rest and hes ready to play. It was really sad about my neighbor, but in many ways I am sure it was a relief to her family that she is no longer in pain.



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Hi, I’m typing this on my phone in bed. My shoulder is very sore and I have a scratchy throat, so I decided to go to bed early. I had a terrible night’s sleep last night. Write more tomorrow! Good night!

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AMY-.. Good job taking a 4.3 mile walk with Dave.What book are you
reading? Natalie love listening to birds.

CJ-Building circuits sounds cool. Well this will be a double dose
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Barbie- Good job taking walks with Marv.

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 a short walk, I would have walk longer but my knee started limping again,. My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 858 days. My happy today was talking a walk even so it was a short one,


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CJ I bet yoga helps you relax and the mouth guard too. I used to grind my teeth when stressed. I’m not sure why I stopped. My husband would wake me up. I know I cracked a few teeth. Maybe that’s why I unconsciously stopped. I’m not sure I’d enjoy snap circuits but let us know how it works for you. That’s great news about Stephanie’s friends mom!

Amybelles I admire your long walks with Dave. Great exercise. Would take my dog but still don’t trust her aggressive behavior if we see another dog. I’m glad your enjoying your journaling, book club, and the great out doors of nature.

Well I think my cold will be short lived. Scott is working over time to get stuff into the storage part of the garage to fix up the barn due to it getting colder at night for the goats. Only problem is there’s no door for them to get outside but they’ll be warm. The hospice resident passed a couple days ago and her husband is moving in Friday so he’s wasting no time. I know he didn’t want to live alone and he only did so for 2 weeks. Camden started a low dose of Adderall 2 days ago. Not sure if it’s enough. For sure not in the afternoon he is bouncing off the walls but he’s bound and determined to have a green zone day. Which is good. As a made s basket full of small wrapped gifts for these occasions as an incentive. Praying that’s the case.

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Hello Friends - I did yoga in the morning - and again tonight. I think it helps me sleep better. I'm also using my night guard for my teeth and that helps too. I'm not sure why, but I think it is more relaxing for my jaws to not be able to grind my teeth. Yay!

We heard that Stephanie's friend's mother is now out of intensive care. This is good news. He may be able to fly back to Portland by the end of next week.

We borrowed an electronics set of snap circuits from the Library of Things. It teaches you how to build circuits that turn on and off your lights, how to create and control different alarm sounds and a bunch of other stuff I haven't figured out yet. I've never done this sort of thing and it looks like fun. Stephanie has used them in her science classes.

Karenmarie - WooHoo - down 5 pounds! I'm sure you didn't want your blood pressure to need more medication. How do you feel when taking it? Is it hard for your body to adjust to an increased dose? I"m still getting in my stretches, but I'm struggling with walking - my lymphedema is making my feet and legs swell and that makes it hard to be on my feet for very long. Thanks for spurring me on to keep going. I appreciate it.

Char - I'm continuing to pray for you, your son and grandson as you travel through this maze of legal problems. I hope you find comfort knowing that people care about you. And a cold, too?? Stephanie said everyone at work seems to have a cold now. Bummer all the way around. Here's a hug. emoticon

Barbie - I'm glad Marv is keeping up with you on your walks. It is really cold in the mornings here, too, but so far it's been warmer in the afternoon. You are doing great on your crafts and projects. I need to get going on some of mine, too. How sad about the passing of your neighbor. She endured so much loss - it must have been hard to bear.



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Hi, Yogis!

I don't have a lot to report today as it was quiet here. Dave and I took a 4.3 mile walk this morning. Then I spent the rest of the day writing in my journal and then reading my book club book. I had read most of it months ago, but needed to finish it and then go back and refresh my memory about what happened. It was somewhat confusing because the book went in reverse order (from 6 PM to 8 AM in the same day.) I decided to read it backwards the second time, so it made more sense!
I spent a good portion of the day outside, since the weather was so lovely - it made me feel happier than I've been in a long time! Loved listening to the birds and waterfall in our garden!

Char, I'm sorry you have a cold - no wonder with all the stress you've been under, plus the big change in weather! That sounds like a dirty trick for that girl to come forward to try to get Brian in trouble 12 years later after the incident - sounds to me that she is doing it to help her friend (Camden's mom.) Good luck with the social worker's visit on Wednesday!

Karenmarie, big congrats to you on the five pound loss! I'm sorry to hear about your blood pressure medicine needing to be increased. I hope all the exercise videos you are doing are helping your arthritis. That's fun that you are watercoloring with Natalie. Have a good visit with your brother, Mike!

CJ, that is good news about Stephanie's friend's mother doing better with her breathing and that he was able to go home to rest some. I hope your day today was good starting off with yoga!

Barbie, great job getting those walks in with Marv, despite the chilly weather. You've been busy with your health class, yoga, errands, cleaning and working on the birthday cards and baby blanket - a good variety of activities! I'd say that "no news is good news" about the college potential shooter and hopefully action was taken, as you said.
How sad about your neighbor and all her losses before passing away. Sometimes the grief is too much to bear! That is horrible what happened to her brother!

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

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KarenMarie I really should do some yoga. I realize that I’m not as flexible or have the endurance that I used to. I think if I could do just that 10 min thing I’d be better off than I am now and it would bring me more peace. I do have a stand on my kindle. Awesome that you got to spend some time with your brother. I miss mine. That’s one thing I did a lot of in the 9 months we lived on his land.

Amybelles sitting out side sounds wonderful by the lake even better. Not here though. 35 degrees. But supposed to warm up to 50’s next week which will be good since we are pouring the dirt for our flooring in our ground.

Well I’ve developed a cold. Not surprising with the added stress. The people at work or I should say the families get paranoid cause they don’t want there loved ones to get sick. For goodness sake. A common cold can last 2 weeks and with good hygiene and not coughing or sneezing in their faces treating the symptoms and sharing their food and drink it will be fine. Anybody can get one. Otherwise I am fine. No fever or anything like that. I know what to look for after being a nurse of 33 years. lol. Well the people should be waking soon. They all are sleeping in today. Can’t blame them. Another grey dreary day.



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Hi, Team! Im writing a quick post on my phone and will write more tomorrow morning.
We had a good time out to dinner last night. We did eat outside by a lake and listened to a good band.

Today wasnt real busy till evening, when we went to friends’ house for dinner and to watch the Penn State football game. We came home before the end, because it’s late (almost 11.) They are winning in the 4th quarter, so hopefully they hold onto the lead!

Talk to you tomorrow!

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AMY-. I hope you having a great day.

CJ- Morning yoga sounds good.

... Char-... I am still praying for your family. Good luck
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Barbie- I am sorry about your neighbor. I hope you having a great 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 Increase Your Flexibility "Grow Young Fitness Show" (Episode 1)🍍 A yutube video. My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 856 days. My happy today was spending time with my brother Mike who live in Boston . He in town for the weekend,


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Barbie sounds like your busy. I hope all is well at the college. I’m sure you would have heard something by now. Sad about the neighbor. Sounds like she had some sadness going on before this.

KarenMarie fantabulous on weight loss! Sucks on doubling blood pressure meds but you need to do what you need to do to keep healthy

CJ I’m happy to hear that Stephanie’s friends mom is doing so much better! Happy folding.

Amybelles hope your having a good day

Well a social worker called and is coming out Wednesday to meet with me and check out Camdens room. Brian is not allowed to have Camden allowed at home at all till this is over. I still think camdens mom is going to try and creep into camdens life. He doesn’t need that right now. He’s struggling already. He doesn’t even know her. She’s not a good person. I’ll tell the social worker this especially since she signed off all her rights. I’ll know more on Wednesday.

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Hello YY Friends - Stephanie's friend's mom is now breathing on her own and is able to talk with her son. In fact, she told him he should go home to get some sleep. (He's been staying at her bedside.) This has been a scary time for them both.

Today was laundry and errands for me. I've still got a load of towels to get folded and put away. I'm still struggling with eating when I'm not hungry. Tomorrow I'm planning to start my day with yoga!



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CJ-,..I can understand emotional eating, Since the kids move in I
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Barbie- you doing great on your exercise.

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 . Arthritis Pain Relief - Arthritis Exercises - Joint Pain Relief. A yutube video. My and CJ 10 min exercise streak is now at 855 days. My happy today was being told by the doctor I loss 5 pounds.
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Hi friends. This week has been a bit chaotic with appointments and such. Sorry I missed yesterday.

Yesterday was a decent day. Marv and I got in a short walk in the chilly morning which I followed with stretching. Then I cleaned the family room and worked on birthday cards for October birthdays at church. Then in the evening I had my two hour Total Health Improvement class.

I asked my daughter if she had heard an update on the college drama. She said she had not and she tried to search it on the internet and could find nothing either. We are taking that to be a positive. I just pray that the police took some kind of action against the kid who posted the threat.

Wednesday night my next door neighbor passed away. Her family has been through too much grief this past year. My neighbors husband passed away last December. Then she starting having more problems. Her brother from California was making frequent trips up here to help her out. On one of his trips back home his car went off the road and down a cliff. He wasnt found for quite a while. It appeared that he tried to make it up the cliff to the road but was unable to make it. He was found by some hikers. Now, she passes away too.

Today was another chilly and dreary morning so I opted to do my errands before yoga instead of walking. After yoga I had lunch and then Marv and I went for a 40+ minute walk. I have been working on the baby blanket since, but decided I should come do my sparking before the night gets away from me.

@ Char I am sorry you had to spend the day in court finding out why Brian was in jail. It definitely sounds like there could be an ulterior motive to the girls allegations at such a late date. I pray things get worked out without too much more drama. Sometimes I wish my life wasnt so boring, but when I hear others peoples drama I realize how lucky I am.

@ Amy - Glad you had a quiet day yesterday. I am glad you have a friend to do water painting with. I keep thinking I am going to do it, but never get the motivation. Maybe this winter I will give it a try. I am glad you and Dave take time for date nights.

Thank you for turning in our teams weekly points. I can do the last week if no one else volunteers.

It is good to hear that at least some schools are taking action to help everyone be prepared in those types of situations. It is definitely sad that it is necessary though.

@ CJ Glad you find acupuncture helpful in your treatment. Wow, how nice to have 3 different libraries to make use of. I have never heard of that game, but it seems like it might be fun. I do hope the people are responsible with the borrowed items so that it continues to be available to everyone.

What good news about Stephanies friends mom. I pray she continues to improve.

@ Karenmarie Yes the rice and bean burritos were a keeper for me. I have been having some success in finding recipes I like for my new eating plan. I hope you are having a good week.


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Well I sat in court all day yest finding out why Brian was in jail this time (they saved his case for last) turns out he touched a girl when he was 15 and she was 10 at fun and friends after school program. Ok so here’s some factors (not saying he’s right in this) she waited 12 years to go to the cops, he has a cognitive disorder his pediatrician told us his mentality is about 3 to 5 years younger than his physical age (it’s why were his rep payee and have joint custody of Camden) also she friended him on Facebook and just found out she’s friends with Camdens mom who lost custody of Camden so ulterior motive?? I’m guessing so. Going back to court Dec . I don’t think camdens mom understands that even if Brian lost custody of Camden that she still wouldn’t get him we would. Any way moving on another dramatic day in the life of Char. I miss my boring life!

CJ what a beautiful picture. The leaves are changing here as well. Love the colors. Usually I’m an emotional eater as well but if it’s stuff that’s huge then can’t eat. I hope seeing your PCP helps

Barbie how scary about the threat of the shooting. I hope they find the person and everyone is ok.

Amybelles yes they have those drills at school. Camden said they just had one. Unfortunately one of his behaviors is when he’s mad he runs out of the room. I’m glad you get Friday night dates. I miss those with Scott. Don’t think those are going to happen any time soon again but Camden is worth it.

Well just got word hospice resident passed away. Need to see if they need me.

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TGIF, Yogi Friends!

It was quiet here yesterday! I had a good day, but for some reason got very tired before dinner and fell asleep on the recliner, and went to bed early last night. The early part of the day was good - I had my friend, Mary over in the morning and we did watercolor painting while Dave was golfing. She is coming over again this afternoon. I also did some weeding outside and sat out for my grounding session in a shady spot in the afternoon. It was lovely with a breeze - felt so good to be outside. I hope to do that again today.
This morning I went to the gym again. I was sore and my shoulder hurt when I got up, maybe from my position sleeping, so I was careful to take it easy on it with the weight exercises on my left shoulder.
Tonight Dave and I are going out to dinner for our Date Night - since Sean lives with us and eats with us every night but Friday (when he has a late meeting,) we picked Friday night as a time to go out, just the two of us (except for once a month, we go play pinochle with neighbors at the rec center.) Im not sure yet where we are going - just that I want to eat outside with hopefully a lake view.

CJ, you must be very organized to borrow things from three different libraries and not get them confused! I had never heard of that game, but looked it up and it looks like a lot of fun! That is totally understandable that the library would have a high fine for keeping the items out too long, especially if someone damages something. I hope people take good care of things, so they have success and can keep the program!
I also understand your tendency to emotionally eat as a result of having to wait on the medical care. It just doesnt seem fair or make sense that they cant order the tests without the consult or that it will be so long till you can see this doctor. In the meantime, your health suffers!

Barbie, Char, and Karenmarie, thinking of you and hoping you are doing well and have a fantastic Friday!

**~Amy~**
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Hello Friends - I started my day with acupuncture and then went to all 3 libraries to return things. Our latest game from Library of Things was "Ticket to Ride". Have any of you played it? We thought it was fun - even for 2 people. It's an expensive game so it was good to be able to try it out before buying. This one may go on Santa's list! Shhhh, don't tell. One of the ways they are trying to help people return and take care of these "things" is that the cost is $5 per day if it is overdue and a big fine if it is damaged or has missing parts. The librarian told me they are also evaluating the program by how well patrons take care of the items. I hope people act responsibly because I really like borrowing items to try out. We are on the hold list for a robotics kit.

I'm doing some emotional eating and I think it's connected with the disappointment about having to wait so long for medical care. I'm going to try to get in to see my PCP to see what she recommends.

Stephanie's friend's mom is doing better and her family is very relieved. Thanks for your prayers for her.

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Hi, Youthful Yogis!

My points for Week 1 are 2300. Barbie, you are reporting winning teams this month, right? Woul you like me to send you our team points? I can do it every week but the last (we'll be away.)

I had a good day. I went back to the gym this morning since my friend, Lisa is here. I took it easy on the shoulder exercises, modifying when it came to putting my arm over my head. Then when I got home, I sat outside and read for a half hour with my feet in the grass.
Late morning Dave and I went shopping at Sam's Club and then I had a quiet afternoon of writing in my journal and watching some shows. I went to play Samba at a neighbor's house tonight.

Barbie, I hope and pray that they found the student who made the shooting threat at your grandson's school before anything bad happened. These certainly are scary times. When I went to the tutoring meeting last week, they said that the schools have a intruder shooter drill (I forget what they call it) twice a month, where the kids have practice hiding or running depending on where they say the shooter is. So sad that schools have to do this.

CJ, what breathtaking fall foliage! I miss seeing the trees change so much. I am hoping we time our trip to TN and KY right to see the peak of colors there.
Oh, brother! That is ridiculous to have to wait that long for a GI consult - I hope you can get the tests without waiting for that appointment. I am glad you are finding a way to calm down and relax with the Tibetan music. Stress adds more to the stomach issues, I would think.

Char, oh, my goodness...my heart goes out to you, dear friend! How scary it must have been wondering what happened to your son and what you would find in the house. I will continue to pray for your son, and most of all your grandson who is acting out as a result of this heartache. I'm glad you have a good psychiatrist for Camden who is there for you! No worries at all about the points - you just take care of yourself! (((Hugs))))

Have a terrific Thursday!

**~Amy~**
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AMY- Yes, cleaning count. I am happy your slide show went well.
Quotes from scripture must have brought allot to your. slide show.

CJ-,.Your pic is beautiful. Our leaves aren't turning most yet. I will prays
you get a doctor appointment sooner.

... Char-...I am still praying for your son and grandson. Don't worry
about your points . It more important that you know we are here for you.

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Barbie- I will pray for your grandson college. Gold star taking a chilly walk.
, . Rice and bean burritos sounds yummy,


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My week one points = 2730

I had a good day. Marv and I got in a chilly walk which I followed with stretching then my yoga class.

I got a text from my daughter this morning asking for prayers as some student threatened to shoot up the college where my grandson is going. I haven't heard anything since so I am praying that means good news that it was prevent from happening.

It was a nice afternoon so I did get the moss out/fertilizer on the lawn. Hopefully that will get rid of all the moss there is.

Well, I have to get ready to go to my Distinguished Young Women meeting so I will try to check back later and respond. If not, then tomorrow.

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