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Good morning and Happy Thursday to you all....

Andrea's jewelry party went great...got to meet her new boyfriends Mom, really nice lady :) I bought a beautiful new necklace:)

Off to the salon soon...only working til about 3 today..Austin has soccer at 5 :)

Last night I had the craziest thing happen...I was driving to my Mom's and there were HUNDREDS of dragonflies swarming every where...it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL...of course with my LOVE of dragonflies and the connection they make me think of with Heaven and Earth ...I couldn't help but think how ironic it was that it was the anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy...SO COOL!!!

Beth...stay strong girl...just think how proud you will be later when you can post that YOU DID IT!!!!!

I'm doing good being on track right now...the scale is slowing moving down..and that's with Aunt Flo due to show up tomorrow.

Hello to everyone checking in...I need to jump in the shower...everyone have a great day!!!!

Quote of the day:

The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future

Hugs,
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Hi all,

Today will be the most challenging day I have had since I started back on SP. We are throwing a going away party for someone in the office...cookie cake, pizza, dips & chips all the stuff I love :(. But I am one of these people that it's got to be none or A LOT. UGH!!

Hope everyone is well.

We are ready for football Friday!!! And our Saturday is only going to be in the upper 70's yeah!!!!!!

Have a great day girls!!!!





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Hi there and Happy Wednesday to you all....

I have had a great on track day....worked this morning for a couple of hours...then went to calling hours this afternoon for my cousin....came home to do another haircut...did up some dishes and got dinner in the oven....heading to my Mom's soon..Andrea is having a Premiere Jewelry party tonight so I'll go support her with that.

Tomorrow I work but have a short day as Austin has soccer at 5....they won their game last night...they are 8-0 WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!

So hard to believe it's been 12 years since the 9-11 attacks...remember is like it was yesterday..one of those moments you know RIGHT where you were the second you heard or saw it:(

Kare...OMG that is so cute that Dwayne and his girlfriend have made future plans...how adorable...I agree with you...how cool he gets to experience that emotion!!!

Dianne....hope your mammogram comes back perfect:)

Hello to all of you checking in...going to close for now...I'll check back in the morning :)

Quote of the day:

" God Bless the USA!!"

Hugs to all....
Brenda

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Having a stormy evening here but like you Dianne, we need the moisture. I'm all snug in my bed with the iPad.

Back to piano this week. I am seriously thinking of trying the crockpot freezer meals as I get home from work and I hate having to make supper. Been researching recipes to see if I can afford to do this.

Work is busy. Another EA and I have been setting up some programs for a student we work with. He does nothing,has no self esteem and whines, yells and fakes being sick to get out of working. He found out pretty quick that yelling at Mrs. Erickson is not a good idea and she doesn't back down, could be an interesting year! We've had 2 good days so far ad he doesn't get his reward until the last 20 minutes of class on Friday so he can't earn it and then revert to his old ways.

I hope you are all doing well! I should tell you that Dwayne has a "girlfriend" named Belle, he has liked her for awhile but when he asked last year she said no. Apparently they plan to marry when they are both 21. This means to Dwayne they can only marry in the 4 months they are both21. I had tears rolling down my face yesterday listening to him talk! What a match they would make! She is autistic as well and can talk non stop just like Dwayne! It makes my heart soar to see him experience some of these milestones even though it is different from his peers.

Heading to sleep, not used to these early mornings yet!

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Evening girls..

Cori..I had a Dr app yesterday..nothing like yours! Just squishing the girls to see if anythings there..hopefully not...annual checkup is next month..couldn't get them on the same day. Hope you get good results!

Brenda..glad your back is doing better and I hope Austin wins! Kids are doing good...work and school but all involved in school activities also.

Kare..cooler there? We've had really nice tmps..feels like fall!

We finally got rain! Like 2.25 inches! Would have been more helpful. Month ago but we'll take this..every thing looks better. I got omr corn froze over the weekend..thinking maybe salsa this week. House is coming along, can walk up the stairs now...tomorow we go and pick out faucets, shower fixtures and all that good stuff. Thursday I will meet with the cabinet lady and hopefully get that started.

Greetings to everyone else!

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Good Morning and Happy Tuesday to you all.....

Had a really good on track day yesterday ...got all my water in, ate well and for now that's all I can control..the back is doing better ..should be able to start working out a little very soon..I see the doc a week from today(he's on vacation) so hopefully he'll give me the all clear.

Colleen....I LOVE walking using the Leslie Sansone walk away the pounds DVD's...you can get them for less then $10 at Walmart...it's a GREAT alternative to walking outside when you can't. Great job on doing well shopping...a little victory everyday is the best!!!

Cori...Oh my girl...none of that sounds very fun :( Bet Amelia kept you busy!!!! That would be SO cool if you could make it to New Years...Lisa usually comes so you'd get to meet her :)

Jeanette...How was your weekend...fall gets busy for you I know :)

Dianne...kids all settling in to their new routines back at school?

Denise...Have a great day...How's Kel??

Kare....Hope you're having a great week!!!

Beth...I hope you're doing well :)

Lisa....Missing you're smiling face :)

Hello to everyone else checking in...have to head to the salon soon...then Austin has a BIG soccer game tonight...his team is undefeated right now 7-0 and this is one of the tougher teams...so hoping to continue the winning streak!!!

Quote of the day:

What's done is done, What's gone is gone, one of life's lessons is always moving on. It's OK to look back and think of fond memories, but keep moving forward!!!

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had to go shopping today.Always a challenge with hubby wanting to sample this and that. I didn't give in today. I went for sipping a free coffee with almond milk(12 oz =40 calories) and hubby says he will be supportive of my food choices so we did get lots of fruits for my smoothies. I am kind of doing a "slimfast" diet..... two smoothies and a reasonable dinner though when I have to work in the afternoons we eat the real meal together mid-day and I have my 2nd smoothie at work. my smoothie is fresh and frozen fruit, almond milk,flax seed and protein powder. I think it's a good start.
I know I need to focus more on the exercise. that's the hardest to find the time for. walking is no problem I can walk from here to the Mac bridge but hubby doesn't want me to walk alone and neither he nor the dogs can keep up with me. I'll figure out something....soon emoticon

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There is family we marry into.(not always loved)
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Hi girls. Just home from work and wanted to check in.

Sorry Iíve been MIA the last week or so. We had Amelia weekend before last and I had my first colonoscopy last Friday and spent most of last week fretting about it. I have only had anesthesia once before and I was not loving the idea of doing it again. No physical problems with it; just donít like it. I have had colitis for over 25 years and since Mikeís problem in May I decided I probably needed to get checked as well. The doctor is concerned I could have celiac disease even though all my labs came back normal so he decided to do an upper GI scope at the same time. So Thursday was my prep day and Friday was procedure day. The doctor took 4 biopsies of my small intestines during the upper GI scope to test for celiac and also discovered I have acid reflux as well. During the colonoscopy he found and removed 1 large polyp (covered over 1/3 of the diameter of my colon) and removed 2 other small polyps as well. Should find out in a couple of days the path results on all those, but the doctor is pretty certain not cancer and maybe no celiac, possibly just gluten sensitivity. So I am fairly confident all is well.

Brenda, so sorry about your back. Hope you get some relief soon. I canít wait to see you again either! Mike and I are looking at the possibility of coming to your New Yearís Eve party! Iíll keep you updated as we get closer.

Welcome to the group Fisherwife. This is a very supportive and positive group of ladies and a great place to give and receive encouragement in all matters of life!

Hi to everyone else checking in! Iíll try to everyone next time! Well, gotta get off of here and get some things done.


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Good Morning and Happy Monday to you all.....

We had a good weekend....Saturday we went to the lake and unloaded the van from camping..then came home and just chillaxed ...Andrea and her new boyfriend came over and we had dinner with them :) Sunday we were supposed to go watch Abrielle in a beauty pageant but Jim had to do the brakes on my van so we stayed home...Austin helped me go to the laundromat and get that task done!!

Today I paid bills this morning and now Andrea and I have to run to the beauty supply...then home to try and get the apartment whipped back into shape from all of our craziness lately...

My cousin Rob passed away Saturday morning...he was only 57 ...heart failure...so we have services to go to Wednesday evening.

I'm doing really well eating and today I'm working on my water intake....once the back is better I'll be adding in some exercise ....SO tired of feeling uncomfortable in my clothes...Vegas is coming quick ...hoping for 10lbs off before we go..that's doable!!

Welcome to the group Fisherswife.....you will love these ladies...we've all been together a long time and we've shared so much..the good the bad, the ups the downs, the triumphs and the tragedies....jump in and join us....You can do this!! Don't let anyone..not even your husband stand in your way!!!!

Tina...Life is busy all around...just crazy sometimes!! How's your MIL doing??

Dianne....How's the house coming along?

Jeanette....Hello to you....how are you this week??

Denise...How's back to school going??? Good class??

Lisa...Porch is looking great...we SO need a get together...the Halloween party this year is Nov. 2nd...hope you can come!!

Cori...Hope you and Mike are doing great....can't wait to get together again!!!!

Hello to everyone else checking in...I better get this day going....

Quote of the day:

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting

Hugs,
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9/9/13 2:06 A

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today was a fairly good day. I trow out the last of my Entennman's donuts.It wasn't that hard. It's not like at home when I was 3 blocks from the bakery and had to pass it almost every day. Here in Michigan I can only get them in the store and not only are they expensive the selection is limited. I am down 2.7 lbs since the 1st which is good.exercise is still the hardest part. I can manage about 10 minutes of cardio . And that's only if I manage to get up before hubby, who still thinks that if he is awake all my attention should be on him. I hate it but he is sick so I give in. that is my problem. time for bed. sleep tight

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HI girls,

Lot's going on here. I haven't been shooting because I'm just way too busy right now. I am riding a roller coaster of good eating and some "not so good" eating, wiich actually keeps me maintaining. I'm good with that, but that's not really my goal. I continue to exercise, because that feels good- so I'm always happy about that. Just doing one day at a time....yet really wanting to get into gear. I'll try to get some days glued together so that I can start moving down that darn scale.

Dianne,

Oh...your grandbabies sound like sooooo much fun and work. I can't wait!

Kare,

I'm so glad that you will get support for taking care of Dwayne- he is best with you and I'm sure the income just barely takes care of his basic needs. Big Happy B-day to him!

Brenda,

Hope your back gets to feeling better. It's amazing how back injuries can change our daily routine.

Hi Jeanette, Denise, Cori, and Lisa!

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Welcome Fisherswife,

This is a great group that does not have any expectations of any of us. Feel free to post anytime- we all do our best to support each other.

I think you will feel good when you reach your healthy goal and of course that could feel threatening to a partner. However, it can also bring some really positive energy to your relationship that not even you are aware of. So... go for your goal and let the Universe open doors for a positive life!

Welcome!

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Welcome Fisherswife! We all carry emotional baggage when it comes to weightloss...first step is stay out of the bakery! Grab some fruit and water and go for a walk...you can do this!

Dianne

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Sty cool Kare... Our temps were into the 90's all weekend..90% chance of rain today but not keeping hopes up...doesnt look like we'll get much..wouldn't help crops anyway but would help for next year. I have done Foster care before and it was so rewarding...I had infants for short periods as they were going through adoption...sounds like the "payments" are the same as yours. I would have taken them regardless of the money.

Got a ride in yesterday, went and saw BIL then onto Fargo for a light supper. Got home about 9...already dark out! Stopped at the house before we left..the heating/cooling guys were there finishing up their part before the sheetrock goes up..disappointing news is another delay...stairs going to the basement are too narrow so the stairs going up have to be removed and moved about a foot out...draftsman mistake - again...didn't calculate the thickness of the basement wall...one step forward two steps back...not sure we'll be in by November :(

Alex and Hannah are home this weekend..Alex got a job and is happy he doesn't have to work weekends..he's working for a friend that runs a car detailing shop...sounds like he'll be cleaning the insides of cars but it's a job!

Off to a car show today..can't decide if we should take pickup or bike....have to watch those rain clouds....have a wonderful day!

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hello. I am not new to sparks just new to this group. So I am 42 189 pounds. My ideal weight is 110 lbs. I have always had a love hate relationship with food. Right now I live in Michigan and the only comfort I find is with Entennman's bakery goods. My only link to home. I love my husband but he is no help. I have mixed emotions about losing weight. I want to lose weight but I fear the jealousy it will bring out in my hubby again. Don't jump to conclusions my hubby is not and will never be physically abusive. So basically I come with emotional baggae and need help and lots of support. I hope I can count on you guyz

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So happy for the weekend. Yesterday was so hot 107F in the afternoon yesterday and stuck in a school with no ac. I was hot sticky and pretty sure I smelled by the time I got home. Picked up a rotisserie chicken and some salads and that was supper. Cooler temps for the next few days. We don't normally get temps like this in September.

Spent most of yesterday getting ready to start speech with my kids on Monday. I will have some new ones starting as well but the pathologist has to assess them first. In the afternoon I work in the grade 6 room with 2 students. Hoping for a good year.

Dwayne got his first "cheque" from income assistance yesterday and so we are going to go for a haircut and pick up a few things for school. I'm not sure what this would be like in the USA, maybe welfare/social assistance. They will also give us room and board for having Dwayne live with us and even though we would still keep him with us, the extra money will come in handy with Brian not working full time.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Off to get dressed!

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Good morning wonderful ladies!!

Brenda- Glad your back is improving, and that the concert was so wonderful, we just had Loverboy come here...a friend went sent pics, dang they can still sing she said but boy have they changed!!!!! LOL.

Tina- Thank you for the kind words. My MIL has carnival glass, but I haven't seen the orange I love how it radiates Chris, that made my heart melt.

Denise- Are you going to be a grandmother!!??? I want a grandbaby so bad!! Congrats!!!

Kare Jeanette & the rest of you great ladies have a blessed day. It's starting out a beautiful day here in East Tennessee

I am so glad to be back on this journey, stepped on the scales this a.m.down 4 pounds but not going to record it yet until I know for sure.

lets go paint the living room woop woop.(yes that is sarcasm I would rather be tar and feathered than to paint ugh!!)



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Good Morning and Happy Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday to you all.....

The concert was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had AWESOME seats!!!! Alabama still has it after all these years!! We went to a great restaurant just down from the theater ...great food and drinks!!

My back is improving..I see the doctor at 10 this morning hoping it finishes the healing process since he's leaving on vacation tomorrow and will be gone a week so I'll be in a pickle if it flares up on me. I'm just SO glad it happened now and should be healed and doing great in a couple of weeks when we're taking a bike trip to Hocking Hills with my brother and his girlfriend to go hiking...:)

Kare....hard to believe its back to school time again....I'm SO glad Austin is a senior..my school days are almost over....I'm SO ready for that!!!

Hello to everyone else checking in...I hope you're all doing great...have a great weekend in case I don't get to check in ...:)

Quote of the day:

Be as you wish to seem

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Enjoy the concert Brenda! Hope the back is healed soon.

Today was the first day with students although we as staff have been back for 2 days .I am still doing speech in the morning and I work with the young girl I had last year who is a selective mute and a young man with a lot of anxiety/social issues. He and I have already established that he will not be verbally bashing me as he tried today. He pushed his Mom around and has a lot of behavior issues so I am hoping I don't see the physical stuff.

Dwayne had a great party on the weekend with family and we just did pizza and cake at home yesterday. He seems very happy with being 18! Thank you for all the bday wishes.

Not much else to say, just having a little sit down before having to make supper. Hope you are all doing well.

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Happy Thursday everyone.....


My back is still giving me some trouble but improving so that's good:)

I had a light day at work and a "some what" light day tomorrow....:)

We're leaving in about 45 mins to go see ALABAMA in concert I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!!!! I hope they're as good as the other 16 times I've seen them:)

I hope you're all doing great...have a good evening!!!!

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Hi and Happy Wednesday to you all...

WOWSER is the back giving me a run for my money today...I leave for the chiropractor in about a half hour....sure hope it lets up soon!! Kind of glad I have had a light work week..all though the money isn't good then...lol

Austin did really well at his game lastnight...they won 8-0.....he is really enjoying his senior year in school and with sports...hope it stays that way!!!

I had Aiyden over night but I had to have Andrea come over this morning because I couldn't lift him up and or put him down...lol She had to work at one so she took him to my Mom...I miss not having him all day Wednesday is always my day. I'll probably keep him Saturday night and Sunday if my back will let me. I have a baby shower on Saturday and then I think we'll head to the lake to take back all the camping stuff...then leave there Sunday to go watch our Granddaughter Abrielle in a beauty pageant...hoping that's only a few hours so we can do something else the rest of the day :)

Dianne...I bet the twins definitely keep you hopping...I remember the first time Andrea figured out how to climb out of her crib...we went in to get her from a nap and she was standing at the door waiting...lol

Hello to everyone checking in today....I hope you all had a great day....I'm really trying to get back on track and FOCUS .Samantha's wedding is a year from Saturday so that gives me a MAJOR goal to work towards!!!

Quote of the day:

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live

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Started a post yesterday and never got back to it! Trying to get caught up on things.

Twins left yesterday morning, mom was so glad to see them but they just wanted grandma...Max does that every time..just clings to me! Thankfully mom just laughs it off as she takes him screaming to the car. Long weekend but so much love and fun. Kora ckimbs out of her play pen so that gives us a hallenge at nap and bed time...about the 4th time she will have worn herself out from crying and stay in there...lol..I videoed her climbing out..what a monkey!

Brenda..hope your back is feeling better! Nothing worse than back pain...enjoy Alabama! Don and I try to get to the casinos around here for concerts, haven't been to one in awhile..how was Austins soccer game?

Kare....Dwaynes cake was awesome! Glad you all had a geeat time and you made it to the zoo...still warm there? We're looking at high 80's here, very little wind..nice but yucky out..

Lisa..how's the cleaning out going? I also have been doing alot of that...helps when you get ready to move!

Hubby calling for coffee..better run..have a fabulous day!

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Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday to you all....

MISSED you all....so glad to finally being able to get back to my "normal" routine so I can check in more...:)

We had a GREAT time at the fair...always so much R & R...lot of work setting up and tearing down but worth it!!! Unfortunately last night unloading everything I threw my back out..so off to the chiropractor I went this morning and luckily my day at work was very light and I was able to come back home to relax before Austin's soccer game tonight. I'm off work tomorrow so that will help with the healing!!

I am SO excited...my ex brother in law Tim bought my Mom & Andy tickets to see Alabama in Cleveland on Thursday...I had told him that we almost bought tickets for that show but decided to save the money ...well they were able to get the tix half off so WE ALL ARE GOING...I'm SOOOOOOOO pumped..this will make the 17th time I've seen them but this once is really cool because they had retired from touring but are back now..My Mom is going to FLIP!!!

Beth...WELCOME BACK!!!! We are always thrilled to have our Spark sisters come back to the group!!!!!

Dianne....glad the house is coming along...any predicted move in month??

Jeanette....my pic didn't get a ribbon but that's ok...I'll send you the pic I'm thinking of entering next year:) How's Jen doing...is the house coming along good for them...when will you go visit again??

Lisa...I MISS YOU!!!!!!

Cori...glad to hear your Mom is doing better....our parents are so stubborn aren't they????

Tina...wow how bizzarre with the legs doing that....that has to be very scary when it happens...I sure hope you find answers. Any shoots coming up??

Denise...our weather on Sunday must be what you got on Monday....it POURED at the fair most of the afternoon and evening....we hibernated under our ez up canopy most of the time.

Kare...sounds like the party was awesome...so happy for Dwayne...:)

Well, I'm going to close for now...everyone have a wonderful day...I'll check in tomorrow :)

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Welcome back Beth...like everyone has said- we are here with no strings attached and love when our friends rejoin us. No pressure- just support. I hope the shopping trip went well.

It sounds like you have been through a lot the last year and the one thing I know from experience is- that food is the last fight I had in me when I was fighting for my life (emotionally). I am so happy that you have weathered the storm and are able to come up for air! That journey can be too much at times.... welcome back my friend!

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Happy labor day girls!
miserable thunderstorms here today....significant for end of this summer.
Trying to accomplish the list of summertime chores that I constantly put off:(
oh well...maybe next summer!

Kare- so happy for Dwayne!! Hope he enjoys his shopping spree!

Tina-hope you figure things out healthwise- keep us posted!
glad you had a nice birthday!

Hope you all have a relaxing weekend.
Talk soon- it's back to school tomorrow!!

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What a beautiful sunny morning here. We are thinking of heading into the zoo today as we have to take Meaghan home and it is my last day of holidays until back to school.

Dwayne's party was a huge success. He was so happy and loved having everyone there. He now has about $90 in gift cards to spend at Walmart and 35 at McDonalds so he will love spending that. He already has plans. He came home and listened to his new CD, played all of his musical cards over and over and crashed about 10pm which is quite late for him.

It is a holiday here today and I think for all of you as well? I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
Take care!

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Kare & Jeanette,

Thank you for the warm welcome back!!! It feels good getting back in control of myself!!

Good morning all
Got up this morning took one of my Chi's for a little walk, now on my way to the grocery store to get some healthy things to eat. First time in a LONG time I will actually watch what goes into the cart.


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Kare....I hope Dwayne had a blast at his party, and hopefully you got to relax and had an enjoyable afternoon as well! How fun that Meaghan got to come home for the special day! YEAH family time is the best!

Beth...Welcome back...jump right in.....baby steps till you find the momentum to take bigger steps. Sorry to hear all the stressors you have had to deal with, life gets kinda crazy at times doesn't it?

Just home from work, supposed to go to the neighbors for a cookout but not sure I have the energy to deal with more people. It was a crazy busy day at work.
have a good evening

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Beth, the best thing about this group is it doesn't. Matter why or how long you've been away , you are always welcome! Hope to see you here soon!

Today is Dwayne's party and boy is he excited! I'm not sure if he is more excited about the party or the fact that Meaghan is coming home. He has learned to play a game on the iPad and he wants to show her. I was surprised how much I could find for him to do that is audible.

A little cooler here today which will make for a nice day. The first day the kids come back it is supposed to be over 100F and we have no air in our school. Going to be a long day because first days usually are.

Hope all of you are doing well. Thank you for all the birthday wishes for Dwayne. He is a lucky guy to have so many people think of him!

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I HAVE MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!! You may not remember me, I joined SP a few years back. I have had so many issues and gained all my weight back plus some:(. My husband is a cancer survivor, my daughter divorced, I have had 2 surgeries and a lot of soul searching. I woke up last night (wee hours of the morning, with killer heartburn from over eating) and as I pondered when was I happy last, I thought back to SP. So I hope you all don't mind I join in even though I have been MIA.

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Wishing each of you and your families a healthy, happy and safe Sunday.
Good energy and prayers coming your way for a peaceful and relaxing day to heal the mind and soul.

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Jeanette,

I do collect certain pieces- I too collect glass- I started after we lost Chris ( I would buy a piece on his Birthday and any holiday as a tribute to him, with the mindset that those pieces will eventually go to Mike and he can either sale them or keep them as a reminder of his brother).

I collect Northwood Carnival glass- I love the orange pieces (Marigold with or without iridescent). Orange was Chris favorite color. That color is so beautiful in my China Hutch with the hutch lights on- it radiates Chris! I am on the hunt/collect anything I don't have- there are many patterns. I love the decorative pieces- "candy dishes" that are fluted, basket weave, peacock patterns, fruit patterns, etc or vases that have amazing patterns. The only "cups" I have came with a beautiful fruit punch bowl/on a peddle stole I have. It's one of my favorite pieces. Yet, I love "candy dishes", footed bowls, bowls in general, and any piece that is unique.

I also have a few pieces of Vaseline glass. I bought two green ones yesterday (my mother's favorite color). Those pieces are beautiful under a "black light". My mom collected Fenton glass- so have quite a few of her pieces displayed around my home.

You and I have a lot in common young lady! Thank you for the Birthday wish and the sunshine,

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Happy Happy Saturday!
so nice to have a Saturday and nothing much on the list for the afternoon. ran to the city this morning, needed a haircut, and had to get a new phone, mine was ancient and it went on a tangent yesterday. Screen went all black and gray swirly so I couldn't read any messages or see my contact list.....hate doing the Saturday morning errands thing cause there are always so many people out and about.

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Hope your day was filled with emoticon and emoticon !
I remember you mentioning something awhile back about a health issue you thought was tied to back. How scary when you can't figure it out! Do you get headaches during or right after these episodes?
Didn't realize you liked antiques.....do you collect any certain thing? I used to really like primitives and I still do a bit but my taste have changed. I find myself being attracted to fanciful glassware, used to be more enamelware and tinware. I like old Haegar pieces and Watts ware, I like a hodgepodge of things. My house used to look a bit like a museum, my daughters friends moms would bring their friends to see my house. I have packed a lot of it away and am floundering now to find my new style......have such eclectic taste.

Cori....thanks for your peaceful energy. We have just opted to stay in today and relax, difficult to unplug sometimes. We have some difficult changes coming in the near future and the uncertainty with those involved is tough. Our decision involves our lively hood (farming) We have kind of hit a fork in the road with DH's parents and it is a struggle. His father is just being beligerent and treating Al really poorly, (nothing new). what we used to be able to ignore or put aside we no longer at 55 can do that. So we have some things to work through...it just the unknown when you have put all your proverbial "eggs in one basket" is a little unnerving. Time is sometimes helpful just don't want to make any "crazy" decisions based on frustration and "comments".
Are you guys doing anything fun this weekend?

Brenda...We miss our daily dose of "Brenda-ism" when you are gone. Glad you are having a blast!

Dianne...NO rain here, we are burning up. 101 actual temp yesterday, overcast today so not quite as bad. The humidity is what makes it sooooo bad here! Glad you are getting some rain, maybe it will shake loose and come a bit further south! Hope you are enjoying grandma time!

Kare....Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Is Dwayne excited for his party???

My oldest son turns 32 today....wow wow wow...that seems really old when I put it in print! Hard to have them get old and not be able to spend the day with them! We were reminiscing this morning about all the big childhood birthday parties we had.....both sides of the family and friends..big cookout with all the trimmings. Homemade ice cream was usually on the list! I miss my "kids".
This adult children thing doesn't seem to get any easier, the older they get the more I miss them!
Better change the mindset or the tears will start rolling...seem to be looming close these days

Have a safe, happy weekend.....
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Hi girls,

Wow... I can't believe how long it's been since I posted. Time is just moving way too fast. We just got back from our favorite sushi restaurant. Art took off work early to take me out of town and have a nice dinner and shop at an antique shop that I like (for my Birthday). It was a nice day.... I really enjoyed it very much.

Not a lot going on. I don't know how much I have shared on the following subject, but I have been dealing with some health issues over the last year and a half. I have episodes (about 7) where my legs totally become paralyzed (for about a minute)...my heart rate drops and I turn white. The last week, I was feeling dizzy and tingled all over...so I took a sugar level test to see what my level was- it was 77, and my hear rate was 49. Crazy! I'm going to keep my eye on my sugar level more and see if it mirrors the symptoms I feel. Maybe it's that??? If it is, I may have to monitor myself much closer. At least it would make sense to me, because other than that- I don't have an explanation for this issue. I have been tested for MS and muscle loss- and all is good there. I thought it was due to my back injury, but after 2 MR'sI (contrast/ and w/o contrast)... It's not. I do have a bulging disk, but it's not related to these symptoms. If the symptoms are related to my blood sugar level- I have this question- why is my blood sugar going so low? That will be the question I have- if I can relate my symptoms to my blood sugar dropping.

Thanks for listening girls. When I started trying to find out what was going on with me, I would have never thought it wasn't my back. Yet, my relentless effort to find out why I was experiencing- what I was experiencing- led me to something much more than I expected. I will keep you updated as I figure this out. I feel really good when I'm not feeling the symptoms explained above. Life is good- I just have this issue that I want solved.

Dianne,

Whohoo....I hope they get the house done!

Jeanette,

I loved how you spoke of grand parenthood to Denise. That's exactly what I am waiting for. I love how much you love being a grandma! Warms my heart.

Denise,

So exciting... we will all keep Kelly in our thoughts. Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or a girl!!!!

Brenda,

Have fun this weekend. I love how excited you are!

Cori,

Glad that your mama is all good, but like you said- she has to be real about her situation.

Kare,

Happy belated Birthday to Dwayne!

Lisa,

Hope everyone is doing good. Thinking about you.

By girls...talk to you later.

Tina

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Evening girls...

Twins came last night, slept so good last night, up around 6:30... Took turns with naps today...never got both down at the same time..tomorow we need to move Kora into the back room..little stinker crawls out of the play pen...rearranged Don's papers in the office..guess what II'll be doing tomorrow! Down for the night at 8:00, resting with DH.

Heat will break some this weekend, down into the 70's but back up into the high 80's next week. Did get 1/2 inch of rain Wednesday night...helped some. How are you guys Jeanette?

Happy Birthday Tina! Hope you had a good day and a great weekend...doing any shooting

Got some windows in the house, few mix ups but they're working...sure wish the drafter would have asked more questions bout the windows, we've sure learned alot!

5% left on my battery so I'd better close...have a great weekend!

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Hi girls. Checking in quickly. Mom is much better. She said she thinks she may be allergic to tomatoes and that caused her chest pain (hiatal hernia.) ?? I think this is her way to rationalize away the stress instead of facing it and finding a solution. My sister and I had talked with her in the hospital and she tentatively agreed to go to her doctor about some medication short term. As soon as she got home from hospital, she decided it was just the tomatoes. All I can do is hope it doesn't happen again but I am not optimistic (given past events.) But she is better for now so we are thankful for that.


Jeanette, hope you get to relax and destress from your family stuff this weekend. I know from personal experience that can wear a person down to a nub. Wishing you and Al calm, peace & serenity this weekend.

Kare, hope all goes well with the party. Happy Bday Dwayne!!


Dianne, glad the house is back on track, Yay!!


Brenda, have fun at the fair! BTW, drinks were yummy and packed a punch!


Denise, Tina, and Lisa, hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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Just popped in to say hi. long day at work and then had stuff to do at the rental properties tonight. Been a really long week for Al and I (family crap). Our minds are just worn out.
The heat is awful, 97 actual temp today and warmer tomorrow, almost 9 pm and it is still 91 degrees and about 80% humidity....just feels gross!
Off to shower and then I am going to splurge and have a little ice cream!
Have a fun, safe Labor Day weekend everyone.
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good morning

Dianne....glad you are home safely and house is progressing nicely! Gosh can you believe summer is almost over, it flew by!

Kare...Stay cool! Your temperatures are identical to ours, 105 here, just takes your breath away.How exciting for Dwayne to visit his new classroom, bet he is excited!! Have a great day!!

Brenda...I see a blue ribbon in your future! Awesome picture! So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. know she has been struggling for awhile and is a blessing but still hard isn't it? Will you guys head that way for funeral?

DH and DS went to a EPA certification class last night so I went after work and spent the evening with DIL. Luke has started to laugh, it just makes me giggle when I hear him. Beck gets tears rolling down her cheeks, she is just embracing motherhood! Love it!

Lisa......thinking of you!


off to finish coffee and then,,,,,,,hi ho... hi ho... it's off to work i go!
have an awesome day,,,take good care of yourselves.....
make today about your good health!
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Happy Tuesday everyone....

Had a really busy day at the salon...then came home and ran to Lowes to get a couple of tables we need for the fair and a new portable grill....we have just about everything packed for the fair..just have to grab a few groceries tomorrow just the fruits, breads etc..

My Mom and Step Dad went to TN on Monday to be with our cousin Nancy...she wasn't doing well at all and sadly she lost her cancer battle at 7:22 this evening...so glad she's not suffering but just so sad :(

Kare...Wowser the heat has to be stifling...stay cool!!!

Dianne...Hope the kids all had a great first day!! Welcome home.

Jeanette....Wow the heat is hitting you guys too...any sign of your critters???

Lisa...Miss you like crazy

Denise...Hope your'e having a great week

Tina...How are you this week??

Hello to everyone else checking in..I hope you all have a great week....

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Live everyday...tomorrow is never promised

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Wow, going to be hot here again today. We have a heat and humidex advisory warning in place. With the humidity they are calling for temps or 104For higher. We are heading out in a while to see Dwayne's new classroom and hopefully meet the new teacher. His visual consultant is meeting us so she can see the set up and make any recommendations so the room works for Dwayne to be independent in his mobility. Brian and I both have blood donor appointments but we always make them at different times so Dwayne doesn't have to come. Other than that we will stay where it is cool...tomorrow supposed to be better.

Dianne, glad to hear the house is progressing. It will be so exciting to move into soon!

Jeanette, have a good day at work. Stay cool!

Brenda, have fun camping!

Lisa, Denise, Tina and Cori, hope you are all doing well.

Going to wake Dwayne up from his siesta to get ready to visit the school. He's going to be excited because a birthday card came in the mail for him. ..

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Hi girls!

Made it home about 8 last night...left at 5 am so we would have time to stop and see Alex in Bismarck..I was feeling really guilty about not being here to help him move but we did get most stuff moved before we left. So we stopped and had supper, bought groceries and saw his apartment. Very nice, newer building..largerr thnI was thinking. All 3 start school today..hope they have sir! We also have schools closing because of heat and humidity...crops ar looking bad, beans turning....rain might help corn but beans we think are done but hubby thinks the yield will be ok.

They got lots done on the house! Front porch has a roof..had a panic attack before we left as the columns were only 5 feet from the front door and we wanted them 10, thankfully we caught it in time and they were able to move them. Started on retaining wall in the back..will try to get some pictures on here.

Cori..hope your mom is doing better!

Brenda..I can picture you with that inspector, not missing a beat! You go girl!

Kare, Tina, Lisa, Denise, Jeanette....wishing you all well today!

Stay cool everyone and have a gret day!

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Good morning friends......
Off to work in a few but wanted to pop in quick and say good morning! Going to be a really hot one today 102, schools dismissing early......hot clear thru the weekend! So dry here, August is always a bit dry but excessive this year, crops are suffering....

Brenda...have an awesome week camping! What is your picture of that you are entering in the fair? Good luck!!!

Goal for the day.......12- 8 oz waters, 10,000 steps., and very low carb day. 30 minutes lower body exercise.

Hope everyone is having a good week!
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Happy Monday everyone......

Today was my day to get some stuff organized for camping at the fair....I went and did laundry and got that done...Andrea and I headed to Walmart to pick up some things and I decided I better check to see when my fair entry had to go in..welllllllllllllll ya it was today between 9-4 so I had to print it off at CVS put it in a matte and drop it off at the fairgrounds....I get SO excited pulling on the fairgrounds before the fair starts....all the hustle bustle...LOVE it!! I have most of the food prepped to take with us...I work tomorrow from 9-7:30 and then will head down to set up some stuff at our campsite...Wednesday I only work until 4 and we'll finish setting up then...and then a week of R & R. Jim's Dad and Stepmom are going to camp at the state park about 15 minutes away...that works for me...lol We'll spend Thursday with them and go to the haunted tour at Punderson Manor House Thursday evening...that should be fun...

Jeanette...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr on all the plane delays coming home...how frustrating....glad you made it home safely!!! Such a bummer on your missing critters :/ maybe they'll show up??

Kare....(((HUGS))) I know you were enjoying having Jamie there with you. My nephew Colin's birthday is Sept 4th also.

Dianne...Did they get more work done on the house like you were hoping?

Lisa...Miss you

Cori...How's your Mom doing...stress levels coming down?

Denise...You're going to LOVE being a Grandma and your hubby will just fall in love with having a newborn around..so much fun!! Does Kel have names that she likes yet?

Tina..Hope you're doing well.

Hello to everyone else checking in....I'll check in Tues & Wed....then it'll be hit and miss until Tuesday since we'll be camping.

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Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

Hugs,
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kare...wow I really messed up on those dates, for some reason i had in my brain his birthday was this week but you were having the party this past weekend. my brain is still in vacation mode obviously! LOL the wishes are genuine even though I had the dates wrong!!
I did really good with food and water today, how did your day go?

know you are sad that Jamie is gone to her new puppy home, is it close at all so you could go visit sometime? I have had a long month with pets as well, while I was gone to Philadelphia my new cat escaped while the neighbor was bringing mail in the house. He is terrified of the dogs so ran away., can not find him anywhere. and then when I came home from vegas (the very next day) the bird cage hook came undone from the roof of my deck, hit the floor and cage broke open and away flew my bird.....he would respond to my voice and sing to me. I would leave the screen door open so I could talk to him. makes me lonely without my pets, think it is my motherly instinct to take care of something! so I have shed more than a few tears this week. I actually walked around the yard talking to the bird to see if I could hear or see him, not sure how I would have caught him BUT was worth a try. right now I have the cage on the deck with the roof off so he can fly back HOME if he wants!! Crazy how they become such an important part of the day! I miss my cat like crazy, he would curl up with me every night after work and "talk' to me while I was making dinner, then lay on my chest at night and chew on my necklace. hmmmmm (this was the little barn kitty i rescued) makes me sad.
I'm sure the new people that adopted Jamie will love her and give her a great new home with lots of room to run and play with her new friend! You did a great job keeping her safe and healthy until she was ready for a new home! ((HUGS))
Sleep well my friend....
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Evening!
Jeanette, I found that I feel better with lower carb as well. I also notice that weight loss is easier when I make sure I drink my water. Currently 104F here and supposed to be warmer tomorrow. I don't mind the heat but this is excessive for us this time of year.

Jamie went to her new family today. Shed a few tears today over that. She will be happy though on a farm with a big brother doggie to play with. I hope that we will get to see her again one day.

Thanks for the birthday wishes for Dwayne. His big day is September 4th but we will have his party on the 1st before school starts. Hoping to go out and get a few decorations tomorrow for him..

Feeling pretty tired today,my sinuses are giving me head aches and a sore ear.

Hello to everyone checking in!

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Good evening~
Needed a break from paperwork so decided to pop in and hello! Gosh it is quiet here....just having a glass of wine and doing a few orders for work, makes my day a little easier tomorrow. Dh asleep on couch, his allergies are horrible so just letting him sleep even though it is early.
Grilled burgers and made a big salad for dinner, we are trying to go a little lower carb , we both feel better when our diet is light in carbs and high in protein. Dh is catching on that there is a direct correlation between what he eats and how he feels! YEAH!!!

Really hot here, 98 degrees, 102 tomorrow, has been so temperate all summer so this seems really hot even though it is quite normal. I have been cool since returning from Vegas so I am okay with the heat, at least for now!

Hope everyone had a really good weekend~ happy Monday. Make it a great day!
jeanette

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Hi girls- nice breezy day here..trying to finish my summer fun novels before school starts!
One more week of vacation. Trying to get to the beach once more too:)

Thanks for the well wishes for Kelly! Yes, dh is very excited, and I'm hoping for a positive fresh start in the new year..2013 was the start of many unfortunate episodes (for lack of better words) so looking forward to the new one....hate to wish away time, but anxious for the baby.
she will find out the sex on sept. 3rd. She wants to have a "revealing party " so I may have to wait til the 6th.....not sure if Kelly will be able to keep from telling me though.lol!
She is actually leaning towards a boy, but would love the frills of a girl!!

Cori- hope mom is doing better...keeping her in my prayers...ugh..stress!!!

Kare-how exciting-18th birthday! Have fun.

Dianne..Jim got a $200 speeding ticket while we were in AZ leaving the Grand Canyon...apparently they like making their money off of tourists!
Glad your birthday was fun.

Tina..hope you're feeling better..flo is headed my way just in time for back to school :(

Jeanette happy you had a fun trip...love the name "Luke" Kel is having a hard time thinking of girls names..has her boy pretty muchdecided upon.

Brenda..of course you handled those inspectors without missing a beat!! You're such a positive person....hope the camping situation works out!!

Hi Lisa!! Hope you're doing well.

Have a good day girls:)

Denise
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Hi girls- nice breezy day here..trying to finish my summer fun novels before school starts!
One more week of vacation. Trying to get to the beach once more too:)

Thanks for the well wishes for Kelly! Yes, dh is very excited, and I'm hoping for a positive fresh start in the new year..2013 was the start of many unfortunate episodes (for lack of better words) so looking forward to the new one....hate to wish away time, but anxious for the baby.
she will find out the sex on sept. 3rd. She wants to have a "revealing party " so I may have to wait til the 6th.....not sure if Kelly will be able to keep from telling me though.lol!
She is actually leaning towards a boy, but would love the frills of a girl!!

Cori- hope mom is doing better...keeping her in my prayers...ugh..stress!!!

Kare-how exciting-18th birthday! Have fun.

Dianne..Jim got a $200 speeding ticket while we were in AZ leaving the Grand Canyon...apparently they like making their money off of tourists!
Glad your birthday was fun.

Tina..hope you're feeling better..flo is headed my way just in time for back to school :(

Jeanette happy you had a fun trip...love the name "Luke" Kel is having a hard time thinking of girls names..has her boy pretty muchdecided upon.

Brenda..of course you handled those inspectors without missing a beat!! You're such a positive person....hope the camping situation works out!!

Hi Lisa!! Hope you're doing well.

Have a good day girls:)

Denise
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Happy weekend....
Just finished dinner and relaxing a bit. We are running a little late tonight, worked today then had to run to the city to get groceries.
Got home late last night, supposed to land at noon and instead it was 830pm. plane problems and had to emergency land in Colorado Springs. They had to send another airplane so we waited 6 hours. Made for a long day, but just glad we made it home safely. other than that little incident we had a great trip, saw a few shows, lounged by the pool and won a little money.

Cori...oh my gosh, poor mom...the things stress does to our minds and bodies! Glad it wasn't her heart! So glad you had fun with Brenda and Jim...aren't they just an amazing couple?

Denise...OH, OH OH!!!I am so thrilled for you and your family! Keeping Kelley in my thoughts and prayers for a healthy safe pregnancy! Oh geeze Denise, you just can't even imagine what it does to your heart. grandbabies are so wonderful! Is Jim excited? It has made Al a better man and father, oh my gosh he just beems when he holds him, Luke coos and smiles at him, and all is right with the world, he is gonna be one little spoiled boy (in a good way) Do you want to know boy/girl or be surprised?(HUG..HUG..HUG) I hope this will be the start of a really good change for your family! Thinking of you emoticon


Brenda...Gosh you are a busy girl, love love love how involved you are with grandchildren. How is little Raena doing? I cannot believe Aiyden is rolling over, he just makes me smile when I think of him, such a happy little soul. hope you have fun camping, know you will!

Kare...Happy belated birthday to Dwayne!! Hope you have great weather for your party at the park....can't remember if it was today or tomorrow! I read earlier you made a drumstick cake??? sounds yummy how do you make it? Have a fun weekend! hope Dwayne has a wonderful time with his friends and family!!!

Dianne...Have a good trip.....awesome news about the house, bet you are getting anxious, have you started packing? Happy Belated birthday! Have classes started for the kids yet?

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Tina...How is all with you? Hope you and family are doing well!!! How is Arts mom doing?

Lisa...Where are you??? Know you have a crazy work schedule, but I miss you when you aren't checking in! ((HUGS)) Has Bre done her big event yet??? Can't remember when that was!!
Oh gosh this is taking way to long, fingers and brain are not working together very well...think I will call it quits for the night.
Have a blessed Sunday~
jeanette

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Hi girls..quick check in..in Cheyenne WY, on our way to Fort Collins..last minute decision to go. Been a fun trip so far..gambled in Deadwood SD with SIL and won $10.. Such a big gambler..started with $15.. Lol...

House should have a big improvement when we get back...our builder didn't over book..just can't find good help! But now e's got 5 guys there so things are moving faster..should be applying insulation Monday...then windows..fingers crossed!

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Had a good day..except for the speeing ticket..coming out of a small town in SD..I was doing 55 in a 45.. Just outside of a town...my fine was $105!! Wow! Guess I should have told the guy it was my birthday...

Off to bed, early morning

Dianne

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