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12/31/17 10:47 P

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It's been decades since we've been out for New Year's Eve. We'd rather start the new year well rested and with a clear head.



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12/31/17 1:57 A

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Don't know about you, but I'm kind of not interested in being "out" for New Year's Eve (night time). We've been invited to some people's house, but I'd really rather not go. Guess we'll wait & talk w/ them Sunday...

Sat. AM I had coffee w/ someone I haven't seen in a couple of years. Our lives were more similar than not as we compared notes/experiences. It was definitely worth the time spent. Hopefully we can connect more often.
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"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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12/23/17 1:00 P

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Woke up to a dusting of snow this morning. It looks like winter now.

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12/21/17 2:34 P

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Looks like we might emoticon get some "real" winter weather...now that Winter is officially here. emoticon
Do be careful in your travels! (I grew up in Spokane. Guess they had a one-day snow record last week I believe... Traffic was pretty gnarly from Idaho into Spokane "proper".)

...and you used the right word. "Unnerved" is exactly how it felt. emoticon He was clearly speaking without thinking. Not an uncommon event w/ middle school. However, doesn't feel much better when it happens in today's day & age. -- According to the manual, it only takes ONE person to permanently cause me to be removed from the Call List.
(There's a "back story" for me already this year dealing w/ a terrible assistant as well as a tantrum-throwing principle in an elementary school.)

emoticon ...and wishing YOU & yours a very Happy Holidays! emoticon


Edited by: BERRY4 at: 12/21/2017 (14:37)
"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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12/21/17 12:40 A

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Sorry to hear about the 6th grader. I assume that s/he has a reputation, so the threat isn't real, but it sure is unnerving.

I only baked two varieties of cookies this year. It's all my OM wanted, so I was happy to oblige. We're having Christmas here. My sister and brother-in-law will come down Christmas day, stay over night then go to Spokane for some sightseeing.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Christmas vacation.



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12/20/17 1:15 A

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How many different items did you bake, TOWHEE?
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Hard to believe Wed. is the last day of work for the year 2017! And the Christmas "everything is 3 or so days after that. I really haven't thought about the what & how of it this year. Just know the "where"--going to adult son's place about an hour away. He offered & it seems like a "good" thing!
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Had a crazy day at work today. When a 6th grader threatens to get you fired, you kind of wonder why you put up with it all??! Guess I can deal with 3 more hrs w/ middle schoolers on Wed. Sigh! -- Guess the staff is going to "surprise" them first thing in the AM w/ hot chocolate & candy canes. (That's for over 1000 kids, mind you!)
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"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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12/20/17 12:43 A

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I finished my Christmas baking today. Tomorrow I start wrapping presents.

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12/8/17 12:40 A

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emoticon How goes your December? emoticon

I can get used to the brightness on these shorter days! (...but I did have some trouble seeing through dirty car windows when driving around town today.)

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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12/8/17 12:09 A

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What a wonderful surprise!

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12/7/17 11:46 P

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I was walking on my country road in the AM and heard Christmas carols (machine, not people). I was very much mystified since I wasn't even by anybody's doorstep, front door, etc.

Turns out that one of the neighbors' has a couple of deer & some lights on shrubs & either hadn't turned it off for the daytime, OR was keeping it on 24/7?! It was quite pleasant...
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"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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12/6/17 11:13 P

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I was going to walk Moulton Falls park, but it was so windy I was afraid I was going to get hit by flying debris. I walked my neighborhood instead.

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12/2/17 11:00 P

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I did communications for Walk and Knock today. I had a great time until the rain came. I really enjoy doing this event each year. It reminds me that our young people are caring, helpful, enthusiastic and generally good people!

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12/2/17 12:43 A

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It was a busy day today, but I did get in my walk while it was dry.

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11/16/17 11:29 P

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I got a lot accomplished today even though it was raining.

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11/14/17 12:29 A

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Heard from two friends that I haven't communicated with for nearly a year. emoticon

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11/5/17 9:56 P

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Spent the day "hanging out" at a friend's house while our DHs got hobby projects done.

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11/2/17 10:10 P

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I was going to go out and take a walk, but then the rain came!
Thank goodness for Walking Away The Pounds dvds!

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3/18/17 11:32 P

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Hello! First day checking in. Tracked my food. Spent the day at a swim meet for my daughters. Hope everyone had a great day!

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3/18/17 11:20 P

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I am on a team that teaches women how to earn their Amateur Radio license. Today was test day and all of our ladies passed. I'm not sure who is more excited - the students or the teaching team.

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3/18/17 2:57 P

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Hello all,

Great to meet some fellow SP'rs from Vancouver. I have lived here 30 years . Love riding a bike along the river, over to Marine drive and out to Kelly Point Park. I work out at Firstenburg and 24 hour fitness.

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3/16/17 4:51 P

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I'm enjoying the sunshine today. I'd love to walk along the river, but I have too many things on my plate. Sigh.

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3/10/17 7:00 P

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What a bummer! As you said, at least she is unhurt and safe.

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3/6/17 11:03 P

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I like variety! emoticon BTW, I think "Mother Nature" is still on Winter Break! emoticon
Had a less than ideal night Sunday. DD insists on driving into NE Ptld for a Swing Dance. She was supposed to carpool. The dance was going to over at 11pm--on a school night! emoticon But when she gets back to her car, someone pulled a "Smash & Grab," broke out her back passenger window & stole her laptop.

Sigh! Who has $500+ dollars to replace said window & laptop needed for school on a daily basis?! -- I AM very thankful that she is SAFE! (Could have been worse! ie. slashed tires.)

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
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"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
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"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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3/6/17 10:29 P

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Snow, rain, sun. Repeat. Repeat again.
I think Mother Nature is bored.

I did manage to get outside for a half-hour today when it was overcast. I do so much better when I get out of the house even if it's only for 5 minutes.

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3/5/17 1:26 A

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My days are really full with working every day. I haven't done this since summer on the farm--and then I'm outside all day. This feels different. It doesn't help that my weight is UP, so it feels like I'm dragging this excess around every where I go. (One would think it would help w/ movement??!) I was pretty much good-for-nothin' by the time I got home on Friday. I was grumpy & unhappy w/ requests from anybody to do things for them. (ie. "just leave me alone"!)
I'll try to adjust since this will be my schedule for ALL of March... emoticon

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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3/5/17 1:21 A

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Maybe we can keep conversation going here... Stop by & check in! emoticon

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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