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Just popping in to say hellp. I've been keeping up with my daily walks (now a streak of over 300 days) and sometimes even getting 2 in. I had a goal for September to do the 1049 challenge 3 times, which meant an average of over 100 minutes of waling daily. I DID meet it and pass it, total of 3310.........and it's somethbing I don't need to do again!

Yesterday I did a bus trip to Philadelphia, a tour at Eastern State Pennetentary and a candlelit ghost walk in Old Philadelphia, both were excellenat and interesting.

I have been having trouble navigating on Spark, and some days it barely seems worth the trouble.

Friday I celebrated 5 years since the hypnosis, and yesterda marked my 8th anniversary of quitting smoking.

Thank you Nancy for the goodie......that rainbow shot was from the day I donated blood.

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I am working. But it is only part time. I get $90 a week, certainly not enough to live on. And to make matters worse, my sister told me she wants her car back. The silly thing is she doesn't have the money to put gas in it so it just sits, but she wants it in case she might want to go somewhere while her daughter is at work. I think my van only needs transmission fluid, but I have had the time to get any and won't have the money until I get paid on Thursday. I don't know what I'm going to do. It seems like EVERYTHING is going wrong.



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emoticon Terrie - you have not only inspired me on but you have confirmed the scratch notes I have written to blog about goals. Can't wait to read your blogs.

Debbie - enjoy your granddaughter's b-day party. I am sure you will have a blast.

Vickie - keeping you in prayer. Things will work out. I thought you were working now, no?

Vikki - hope you are feeling better.

Hope I didn't miss anyone. I have 10 different things going through my mind to get sparking about, including our share Oct. goals and also a blog.

A rainy day here but won't keep me from getting some walking in and we can always walk indoors which many of us will have to adjust to come winter.
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10/1/11 11:14 A

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Happy October everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful month and meet all of your goals. I'm doing a sort of personal challenge for the month of October. I'll be posting various goals on my blog every morning and will be doing my best to meet them all. They'll change from day to day, but I will have some that will be a daily goals (like staying within my calorie range).

Have a great month, and keep moving!



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10/1/11 11:12 A

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Good morning,
Vickie I hope you can stay in the home & get disability. Blessings
I did my 4 miles this morning. It is such a lovely day outside.
I am going to my almost 5 yr. olds b-day party in awhile. I can't wait to get & give hugs to both of my granddaughters.
I hope your first day of October is great too.

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Not sure how things are going to go with the house. My sister has decided she is going to have to slow down. She can't do anything with the house as far as selling it until we get Daddy's death certificate and probably get it probated since he had it taken out of the trust to go on Medicaid. Also she is willing to let me stay IF I can get a way to pay for things.

I filed for disability this afternoon. I really HATE doing that, but I have limited use of my right hand and most people just stop there not even thinking there might be something I could do for a company. It is something I have had all my life so it doesn't really affect me. I'm not sure if I can get it, but if so, maybe I can keep the house. I talked to my sister this afternoon and she asked if I could get a way to keep the house did I want to stay. I told her YES!!!! Of course we would have to repay Medicaid for Daddy, but I think we are only looking at $6000 - $7000. We won't know for a while. Since Daddy survived Mama and was still living in the house, they just wrote hers off or that is the gist of what they told us. My sister said she will believe it when we actually get the amount we owe them.

Also I have a friend who is going to come over and work with me on my resume either tomorrow or early next week. She used to do that for a living so maybe she can help me get the resume so I can at least get an interview. Of course since I lost my job in 2007 several interviewers have told me I was overqualified for the position I was applying for so that was that.



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Good afternoon,
My grand daughter & I are going to the park again. It was a hot 95 yesterday we only stayed a short time. We walk to it which with her takes 15 mins. Today our temp is 75. Nice for walking & playing.
I hope everyone has a great walk/run this afternoon.
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9/30/11 11:12 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Sandy and welcome to the daily check-in thread.

I am stopping in quick, a beautiful day after a rainy one and I wish I could get out there right now and walk but my sister is supposed to come to visit.

I will get my walk in when I go to get my prescriptions. I just love to walk new places and often will park my car a mile from where I have to go to get my walking in.

Have a good one and ty for each one of you for being the dedicated team you are. You are what makes this team and keeps it going.
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Hi everyone. I just started here yesterday. I walked 3.5 miles and started my journal. have a great day.

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emoticon Rebecka - love that feed-back and how are you doing? Better with the tracking?

Vickie - I know you really wanted to stay there and you are continually in my prayers. Maybe if you end up moving in with your sister you can get caught up and get some money saved for a place of your own. I eventually will be going through the same thing as you.

Debbie - sounds like so much fun - we have to keep that in our daily routines.

Nap-time for me.

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Vickie, I'm so sorry about everything. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Trish, Making room for any exercise program is like spring cleaning in your mind and schedule. You have to figure out what stays and what goes. What is a priority and what isn't. What can afford a tad less time and what needs more time. It also doesn't hurt to dish out responsibilities to others or ask for help.

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I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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My sisters and I met this afternoon and it went pretty much as I feared. My sister that had the POA wants to sell the house ASAP. She thinks she can do it herself even though she lives 5 hours away. I really want to stay here rather than move in with my other sister, but I don't have the finances to do that. I don't know what will happen.



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Hi, good evening.
My grand daughter & I walked forwards & backwards for 5 mins. this morning. She thinks it is fun. We walked & played at the park this morning for 50 mins also. She is great fun.She'll turn 5 soon.
I hope Vickie is doing ok.
Enjoy your walks Nancy & Renee,
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hope everyone is having a great week. It has been unusually warm and humid wether in Mass. for the end of September but great for walking.

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When I was working, I walked before work, at lunch and in the evenings when I had time. Now I just go when I have time.

Rained on and off most of the day. Just a light rain, enough to leave spots on the car. Tomorrow the sun is suppose to shine again.

Have a great day!

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Vickie - Just take it one thing at a time right now, things will work out. Keeping yopu in prayer.

Trish - I don't know what your schedule is like but maybe you can either go earlier for a walk/run or later? Don't beat yourself up but do something. You have worked to hard. I was going to get a team spark mail out but it got late. I have decided to have a team poll question once a month and I will ask this question. Last time we did this we got great feedback. It mat be that realistically you just won't get in what you did over the summer and need to adjust accordingly.

Hope everyone else is starting their week off on a good foot
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9/26/11 12:33 P

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Vickie, I am keeping you & your family in my thoughts this week.
Hi Trish, I hope you can do the 10 miles also. Can you walk in place while you are watching TV for 30 mins. for 2 miles?
I walked this morning for 4 miles outside. It was a beautiful morning.
I had a wonderful thing happen while I was at my church yesterday. I did a blog.
Hope everyone has a nice day.

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Thank you everyone for your expressions of sympathy. They are greatly appreciated.

I have truly not had much time to cry over Daddy's death. Yesterday we all met at the mortuary and finalized plans for the funeral. Then after lunch I spent the rest of the evening sorting through pictures looking for ones of Daddy to put a video together for the funeral. I also did the one we showed at Mama's funeral since the mortuary wanted $200 for 30 pictures and $400 for unlimited pictures.

Anyway today when I had a free moment I was working on sorting or scanning the photos and then started work on the video. Tomorrow will be busy with activity and Tuesday is the funeral. Mama's funeral was the same way since I put her video together. It was like I was running on adrenalin and then at the funeral, I just broke down.

Then I'm not sure what. My sister (the one who had the POA) wants to talk about the house. I really would like to stay here, but I don't have the income to keep it, so I suspect we will sell it. I am trusting God in this matter.

I will try to keep you all posted.



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Vicky,
So sorry to hear about your dad.
I am trying to get motivated to begin a running program again. I was doing really well this summer, then school started. I teach so I had the summer off. Any ideas on how you squeeze running/walking in around busy schedules?
My goal is going to be walk/run 50 miles in October. That is a little more than 10 miles a week. I am hoping that is realistic. My goal this last week of September is to log more than 10 miles so I can feel better about my October goal.


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Vickie,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Vickie - You are in my thoughts and prayers and know the team is here for you.
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Vickie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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9/25/11 9:36 A

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Vickie, I'm sorry about your Father.

Quiet day, it looks like it is going to rain. We are suppose to have rain the next 2 days. It will be a nice change and will clear the air. Thank goodness I have a treadmill.

Have a great day!

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Things took a drastic U-turn with my dad. Last night about 10:15 or so, my sister called and said she had talked to our brother-in-law (he's married to my sister with the POA) and the nursing home had called to tell her Daddy had died.

I was and still am in shock over it. I guess he died about 8:55p.m. last night. He was having trouble breathing so after they put him in bed they went to get him something to help his breathing. When they returned he was gone.

It was so sudden. We had no warning that it was going to happen and I guess neither did hospice who had been in to see him yesterday morning. Tomorrow will be 4 months since Mama died. Yesterday when Daddy died was 5 months since their 67th wedding anniversary.

I am so numb over this that I really haven't cried yet, but I know it will come, probably like with Mama at the funeral.



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Hi, just a quick drop by. I'm feeling better. My son is still not feeling well. 3 strep test and 2 mono test they still don't know why his throat is swollen, red and sore. Had him in the ER again, this time the quack of a doc said it was acid reflux. I don't really believe that is the problem so I will be calling the clinic on Monday. The weather is nice so I'm walking outside again.

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emoticon Good morning on this Fall wkend.
It is cool this morning. I was up at 4:30.
I had my flu shot on Monday. This week I didn't get to be on here, sorry. My med for my inner ear is making me groggy.
I hope you all will have a nice Saturday. Great Blog Nancy for this Fall season.
Debbie

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emoticon the week-end is here

Vickie - You sure do have lots going on but it sounds like everything will work out for you. Thank goodness you have friends/family that can help out.

I am expecting a visit from my sister as she is having her car repaired at a dealership by me.

The rain has started and I am getting my walks in in between raindrops and praying no flooding in the basement will occur.

Hope everyone has a great week-end.

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Hi everyone. Not sure how long it has been since I posted here. A lot has been happening and unfortunately it isn't all good. Daddy is doing all right. I did try to talk to him a little while ago and he couldn't even hold the phone. The aid had to hold it for him. Of course by tomorrow he could be just fine.

A couple of weeks ago I started having trouble with my van. When I accelerated it would shift gears pretty hard, so I finally took it in to a shop (a Honda Dealer since I have an Odyssey.) and they told me I needed a new transmission and computer system ($6000) I didn't even have the money to pay the diagnostic. Since then I have been driving my sister's car because she doesn't have the money to put gas in it. A guy from my church came out and did some looking and he thought it was just low on transmission fluid. He said he would put some in as soon as I got it.

Then on Sunday, my laptop locked up and when I rebooted, it would boot up. I had a guy look at and he thinks it is the hard drive probably just the boot area since he did say the drive was working. That is a relief since I have a lot of stuff on that computer that isn't backed up. Fortunately I have a desktop downstairs, but it isn't as convenient as the laptop so I'm not on it as much.

Of course just what I need is more money going out when I have a very limited supply coming in.

And to top off my last two weeks or so, I now have a cold. Since I didn't get down to see Daddy on Tuesday which is when I normally go down to see him, I had planned to go tomorrow. But with this cold, I don't think he needs me down there spreading cold germs around.

I hope I get better soon since I cannot afford to miss work. No work, no money and I NEED the money desperately.



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Good Morning All,

Here it is almost 6 am and I have been up since 4. Need to get trash out and lots of wet things I took from basement to go. I then have counseling and will do all my mom's errands.

I am having problems with my aol mail. I can't get on it and it drives me nuts as that is usually how I navigate sparks - so I am practicing deep breathing and coming in through the back door. I do have to go to staples today and set up an appt. for them to come set up my wireless router so I will have them check it out.

IU got almost the whole front yard mowed yesterday before the battery to my lawn mower died. A wonderful neighbor finished the front for me last night before all this rain hits. I also checked with a landscaping company that was on the other street doing a lawn and they said they would come to help me get caught up - what a relief, just maybe I can get caught up or at least do something in other areas.

Rebecka - hope you have a better day today. Just choose one small thing to do all for you!!!

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Thanks anyway - I know what you mean about learning too late. I once taught a tinny little kitten to 'crawl' up my pant leg and on to my shoulder. Who knew she would still try it when she wasn't so little and when I wasn't wearing pants. She would always sit on my shoulder while I was getting ready for school or work even when she was so big I had to lay my head on the other shoulder to give her enough room.

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I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Rebecka - Wish I had some bits of information for you (lol I put me at first). Sounds like you are pretty knowledgable. I know a few tips for cats emoticon but I learned them to late for my current cat, Oreo. They say never to play with them with your hands or feet as they will then go after them and boy do I get attacked - she takes her paws and puts them around my foot when she wants attention.

Linda would know a lot when she checks in - missing you Linda.

Debbie - hope you are feeling better today.

I had my doctor visit yesterday just waiting for the blood test results. Also got my flu shot. Is everyone getting it this year? According to spark trivia - it is the best way to prevent getting the flu. I get it so I don't get my mom sick at the age of 82, she doesn't need to be sick.

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I haven't checked in lately because the new puppy is keeping me BUSY. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to teach a puppy how to play with people. She came from homes where she had other puppies to play with and it seems like she doesn't know what to do when we try to play with her. My husband and I are hoping that if we just stick with it and keep trying she'll catch on. Are we wrong or right?

I haven't been walking much - I've been to depressed to even get out of bed on time to get my Bible read and get ready for work. But the dog got a little more energy today and NEEDED a walk, so my husband took her this morning, but said it wasn't long enough, so I took her again. She HATES the Gentle Leader we use, but she has to get use to it, cuz that's what we use in training classes. Anyway it made me feel better to get out. She even made me run up the driveway when we got home. She didn't actually 'make' me, but I knew it was what was best for her. It's amazing what we will do for others that we won't do for ourselves.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Hi,
Nancy I did do a blog: " Remembering my son
Wednesday, June 01, 2011."

I went to have my ckup with my doctor this morning. I can not jog only walking. My strength exercising has to be sitting down. It was 1 yr in Aug. for my back surgery, he told me I can not go back to the normal way I was before it. I am smiling because I am happy just to be here and be with all of you. I did do 2miles of jogging this morning before I went to see my doc. I have signed up for the 5K your way walking team. I am doing the Trick or Treat Trot. Forgot that I had my Flu Shot also. WooHoo


I weigh in each time I use my Wii. Every couple of days.
I am heading outside for a walk in the 80's temps. Blessings for you each today, Debbie

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emoticon SUPERSTRIDER (love the name). Sometimes not always measuring progress by weight loss is good. I usually weigh myself once a month when I am getting ready to set new goals so I can see if I am plateauing and catch it before it goes too long. Everyone has to do what works for them and that is why I love when people share as we learn from each other and gain ideas for what works and doesn't work.

How often does everyone else weigh themselves and how do you know you are making progress?

LOL - a good challenge topic.

Renee - so glad your son is feeling better and you?

Debbie - you are a true inspiration to me and the team. Did I hear somewhere that you had your son's anniversary for his passing?

Hope everyone starts the week with a walk/run.

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Good morning everyone,
I hope your having a nice Saturday morning. I just walked 4 m & jogged 1 m.
Enjoy your day,
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Good evening everyone,
Hi Superstrider, Thank you for your blessings.
We are having Rain. emoticon Woohoo.
Our yards are so cracked here.
I hope everyone has a nice Saturday.
My dh & I are going to a country concert tomorrow evening. I can't wait to see the singers and I'll see some friends I haven't seen in 5 years.
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Thank you for the prayers, my son is feeling better. He is with the cross country team in Sicily this weekend. It was a long bus ride for them, around 9 hours with the ferry from the mainland to Sicily. He slept most of the way.

I was having trouble with spark the other day but most days my internet is so slow. Telecom gave us new modems/wireless routers for internet and cable. It was suppose to be better but most days it isn't. It isn't just spark for me, it is everything. Not much exercise today except walking around the mall. It was hot and humid here. I didn't think I would ever say it but I'm ready for the rain to start.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!! I'm sending God's blessing's out to all. I am not losing much weight but gaining more energy. I walked 3.5 miles this morning and have logged 16.5 miles this week. My goal for the week is to reach 20 miles this week. May all you efforts no matter how big or small enrich your life today. emoticon emoticon

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Good evening,
I did my jogging this morning. My grand daughter is having allergies. While she slept. I did my walking, jogging & a 10 min. leg strengthening. She & I went to see my almost 90 year old friend that has stopped watching the nursery children at our church. My grand daughter and my friend are 2 days apart with their birthdays. I took Little Debbie oatmeal creme cookies for them to have. I smiled so hard it hurt my face. It was the nicest hour to see them be together. What a blessing.

Hugs, Debbie

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There is a lot going on for everyone. As far as Spark, I have4 had problems daily. I reboot my computer and Spark speeds up for a while. I know it isn't the computer as other sites I am on are not slow.
I will say as Nancy said, walking seems to release stress, I always feel better after walking.

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emoticon Lets regroup for the remainder of September. Sounds like we all are having our share of impediments in our life.

I still haven't caught up from the rain and resulting flooding of my basement. I have however got my walk in, somehow this helps me keep my sanity.

I also have had trouble with my computer or should I say Spark. I am running so slow that I lose patience and by the time I get back on I am tired.


Hope your head-ache continues to improve Becca, nothing worse.

Renee - prayers for your son. You haven't had it so easy the last few days either.

All I can say is thank goodness for my fitness habits as they carry me through when times get tough and they will you also. This is why it is so important to be consistent, even if they are small steps.

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I had breakfast with a friend today. I haven't ventured outsied of my area much since the rains last week, and drove through several inches of water to get to her house. She had been safe through the flood, but stranded, even now there is only one way to her house that doesn't pass through standing water several inches deep across the road. After I dropped her off, I was curious and headed to a little pond about 2 miles from me. Still over it's banks and across the road a week later. Corn had been blown sideways from Irene the last weekend of August, then Lee came along with the heavy, heavy rains and totally flattened fields. I was REALLY lucky, no damage at all, minimal water in the basement that could be mopped up with a towel. I saw so much......STUFF in yards, from appliances to furniture, mostly roolled up ssoggy carpeting and gargabe bags, some homes even had dumpsters that were filled, just a 2 minute walk from me. My head hurt from looking at all the pictures and just seeing the devastation, it seems everyone had a hooror story to tell, either their own or a friends. I was in this area when Agnes hit almost 40 years ago, but don't remember roads buckling the way they did with this storm.

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Today I'm struggling with a horrible headache accompanied by neck ache and eye soreness. But I think it might be starting to go away.

On a positive note. I also think we might be getting a new dog/puppy this weekend. The link is below if you want to see pictures. We're going to visit her Saturday and I just pray things are as good as they sound. My husband keeps saying that he's not ready and not to get my hopes up and in the next breath starts making plans to accommodation the dog when we bring her home. I'm not sure he knows what he want's, but I also know he likes options and maybe he's trying to tell himself its not permanent yet. He's so funny and that's why I love him.

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What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Debbie, I was having a lot of computer problems with the site on Sunday. But it cleared up. I thought it was my computer or browser but when I switched browsers and computers it continued.

Feeling better today. Spent a good portion of last night in the ER with my son. They thought he had strep or Mono. Tested for both, both came back negative. Since the strep was the rapid strep test they also did a throat culture. It will be back in a couple of days. Since his throat is swollen and was covered in white patches they went ahead and gave him a penicillin shot in the hinny. He was not a happy camper. They told him he would start feeling better today and he woke feeling better. Which is a good thing since he is traveling this weekend with the cross country team. Want him good and well by then. It was a good thing I walked earlier in the day or I would have missed my walk.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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My computer isn't letting me use the emoticons with my messages. Since Friday my computer has been kicking me out. I saw that Joy was having troubles with her computer also.
Has anyone else here? I have gone into the message boards for help.
I just did a message 2 mins. ago and it didn't take.
Renee I hope you will start to feel better soon.
Rebecka, hugs & prayers for your daily journey.
Linda, sorry for all of the flooding in your area. Be safe outside.
See you later,
Debbie

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I found a quote to share on another boaard:

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.
~Arnold H. Glasgow


aYesterday's walk showed us even more destruction. We ventured out of the developments to farmlands, and saw all kinds of corn stalks laying flat, but don't know if it was from the high winds of Irene or the torrential rain of Lee I t seemed strange, east side of the little two lane road was fine, west side had flattened stalks. Back in the suburbs, the house behind me had carpeting out for garbage pick-up, and across the street from them was a huge dumpster, full of things destroyed by flooding, I surely must have built up TONS of good karma to be spared. I will continue to build it!

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My depression is easing up a little, but I weighed in Friday morning and gained 2 lb. That's not 2 lb I previously lost, that's new, which puts me at a new all time high. I'm trying so desperately to find out what works for me. The things from the past don't seem to work anymore and my health is at stake as well as the quality of the life I live. For example, my husband and I ride motorcycles and I can't be on the back very long or my legs go numb because of the combination of my weight and the angle that my legs have to be at. We're in a motorcycle ministry so it makes witnessing to others extremely difficult.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Good Morning

Got cable installed and a new wireless modem. It only took 3 men 2.5 hours. I hate to say it but I could have done it in less than an hour. The cable runs through the modem. Because of it I can no longer have my desktop wired for internet, I had to make it wireless also. Thank goodness I had an extra wireless receiver for it. Surprisely, they cleaned up their mess when they are finished. The regular guys make a mess and leave. It is nice to have more than 7 channels but I am not watching tv anymore than I was. I only watch it at set times, but it is nice to have a larger selection. Didn't get much of a walk in yesterday, I'm fighting a cold. Both kids have been sick and I guess it is my turn.

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