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12/27/19 8:40 A

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I only have a minute because I have to get to the gym for training. Today is my daughter's 40th birthday. We are going on SUnday to take her to early dinner at one of her favorite places. Her boyfriend's parents will join us.
I don't now if you saw my blog - but I got my ring! I love it so much.
The house is slowly getting back to normal but until the tree is down, it is still looking festive.
I got a new keyboard for Christmas. It is longer than my other one because it has a keypad on the right. My fingers are not used to the new position yet and I am typing horribly.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely day.

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wow - what a wonderful thing to have happen in this holiday season. My daughter had an ugly sweater party last year but not this year. I will have to tell her to do it again as they are totally fun.

I am sleeping over at my daughters place tonight so that I can see the kids open their gifts in the morning. I am very excited about it.



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12/24/19 8:18 A

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I had a wonderful surprise yesterday. One of my niece's had arranged to come visit me with her young son yesterday. That was a special gift. WHen they got here, she had brought my sister with her!!! I almost cried I was so happy to see her. SHe rarely gets out due to her invalid husband. Even though it was a short visit, it made me so happy. What a wonderful gift that was too.
The ugly sweater party was fun, seeing all the crazy outfits - dresses with blinking Christmas lights, Christmas suits with wild patterns etc.
Today I have a long list to get done, but first will be getting groceries. Even though I got some last week, I need some fresh items.
I did not sleep well again last night.. It is just too many nights of not enough sleep and it is taking its toll on me. NO matter when I go to bed, I fall asleep quickly. But I wake up at 3 am and never can get back to sleep.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Edited by: RUTHIEBEAR at: 12/24/2019 (08:19)
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A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
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12/23/19 2:33 P

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it is really nice to have John around. and lol well at least they didnt forget totally about the table but I know what you mean - no time left to wrap

had a nice weekend - Saturday hair cut and daughter's Christmas party and Sunday met with my step daughter and my kids for brunch and gift exchange. Lots going on and the sun finally came out yesterday. Now if it will stay

Have a great day


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12/20/19 8:55 A

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I am off to the gym for training this morning. My DIL just messaged me she is bringing the table this morning. But I have too much to do to wrap at this point. I had planned on getting wrapping done all this week.
I am glad JOhn does not have to travel for work until after the New Year.
I just wish I could sleep better. I do all right until about mid afternoon then I start to fade. But napping never works for me.
Have a great day.

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12/19/19 12:32 P

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I love the idea of plastic bags as wrapping paper - so unique. Wrapping is one thing I like but again with my back it is very hard. And apparently I get to wrap my sons presents as well. He is not a very good wrapper so I am delegated.

My husband will be with the dogs and my sister will have him over as well. He is happy enough although I know he misses me as I miss him. He did not want to come though so really it is his decision.

I am getting my hair done on Saturday and I can hardly wait. The new hair dresser I tried was not good so I am happy to go to my regular one here - maybe I can tell her to move to Kelowna and then I dont have to find a new one...LOL

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12/19/19 10:14 A

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I have missed you! WHat does your hubby do for Christmas?
I now you will love being with your kids and grandchildren.
I am determined not to get stressed. I asked my son for our table back so I could set it up to wrap gifts o. With my back, I cannot bend over all the time. I asked them on Saturday. They promised it on MOnday. I still do not have it. John said I should just forget about wrapping the gifts. To get a big black plastic bag for each person and put their gifts, unwrapped in it. I have decided it is really my only option. Even if I did get the table now, I have so many other things going on, I do not have time to wrap.
I am getting my hair and nails done this afternoon and that should relax me too.
Have a great day.

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12/18/19 12:10 P

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for some reason I keep forgetting to come here. anyways I am now at my son's place for Christmas and not sure where Christmas dinner will be - probably at my daughters.

Tonight we are going to see the grandchildren in their school Christmas concert. I am really looking forward to it. I do miss my husband and sister though but this is really a great Christmas for me.

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11/23/19 10:20 A

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Hope you had a good date night.
NOt much going on today. I have to finish up my grocery list.
I slept a lit bit better last night. I did wake up from about 2 until 3:30am. But managed to get back to sleep until 6.
The sun is out today and it is in the high 40sF.
I hope you have a great day

Blessings,
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-- Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne ruthiemade.aminus3.com/
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11/22/19 2:44 P

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you have a really busy day. I do hope you get some sleep this weekend.

It has turned into a beautiful sunny day although it is quite cool. Tonight my husband and I are going to a local winery for dinner and music. It is not far away so that is good but I will not be drinking much as I am the designated driver. I am going to carefully watch what I eat as well.

Friday is normally our date night so we decided to do something different. We may change date night to a weeknight soon though as sometimes Friday nights get crowded.

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11/22/19 11:06 A

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I jus5 got home from training and have a couple of minutes before I have to let the dogs out. I need to make a grocery list and pay some bills. I also need to go the pharmacy and pick up a prescription.
I really hope to get some much needed sleep this weekend.
It is nice you can get out and walk with your sister. I just take walk breaks in the house a lot of days. ANd get some steps in at lunchtime playing with the dogs.
I hope you have a good day.

Blessings,
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11/21/19 1:12 P

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That is too bad. I totally agree with you that the less people the more I get to visit. When there are too many people I just cannot seem to get enough time to talk to everyone.

It is very hard to get steps in. I am at least managing 5600 these days but I know that is not enough. My sister and I walk at lunch now and soon we will increase the distance. The difficulty is that we have a very steep hill to climb at the end of the walk.

Cloudy cool day today - have a great day

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11/21/19 9:48 A

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I have never been able to nap during the day. By the time I get upstairs and get my sleep machine mask on I am wide awake.
I am slowly getting things ready for Thanksgiving. I have my grocery list made. I do not think there will be as many of us this year. I do not mind. I feel like I get to visit better with less people.
I am really trying to get more steps in. SOme days I do so well and others not so much.
I hope you enjoyed your night out. Have a great day.

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I hear you - whenever I am tired I really want to reach for food. It is very hard not to. I admire you willpower. Are you able to nap in the daytime?

It is a beautiful sunny day here and I am going on a walk with my sister at lunch time. I really enjoy those walks.

This evening my husband and sister are going to a Sip and Shop Fundraiser at the Oyama Community hall. I am not sure what it all entails but am looking forward to it.

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11/20/19 9:55 A

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I am glad your dog is hanging in . At least you have the colonoscopy scheduled.
I am really tired again today. I feel like I just yawn and yawn. It took me forever to finally get to sleep. I am so tired when I go to bed, but last night my sleep mask was leaking air and by the time I got it fixed, I was wide awake again.
NOt much planned for today. Just have no energy. It is a struggle not to eat all day when I am tired. But I am keeping myself under control.
Have a great day.

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11/19/19 1:45 P

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MJ is hanging in there - she has started eating more so I am happy with that. but her belly is still swollen.

This is a very late Thanksgiving for you and yes December and Christmas are right around the corner. It seems to creep up on us every year. I also have not thought about presents but I did send a chat to my kids to ask for suggestions.

I hope you can get more sleep - it is very important. I am a light sleeper and dont get the right amount either. Not sure what can be done but...maybe an afternoon nap

my colonoscopy has been scheduled for Dec 2. And I will be getting an email with all the instructions soon. At least it will all be done before Christmas

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11/19/19 9:29 A

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I am glad you are feeling settled in your new house. How is your dog?
Training went well yesterday. I always feel so tired the rest of the day. I now I need to get to the gym more, but I just get so busy I do not make time to do it.
I have all of the Thanksgiving decorations out but I know they will have to come down next weekend after Thanksgiving because Christmas will be here before I know it.
I have not even thought about Christmas shopping yet.
I did not sleep well again. Most nights I get about 4 to 5 hours. It makes me feel tired every afternoon.
I hope you have a great day.

Blessings,
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11/18/19 5:51 P

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Congratulations on your anniversary - and what a great gift. John is so thoughtful. And to tell the truth my kids do not remember my anniversary either. I guess if it isnt theirs then it just goes out of their minds.

We will be unpacking for years...LOL..well maybe not that long. We have moved all the boxes into the crawl space and are quite comfortable now. We have everything we need and we will slowly unpack the rest over the next year or so. Most of the stuff we had in our china cabinet is still in boxes but we do not really need to have it so that is why we are feeling like we are moved in.

I hope your training goes well. Have a great day

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11/18/19 8:40 A

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SO glad you had a good visit with your son. How is your house coming along? Still unpacking?
We celebrated our 46th anniversary yesterday. Tow of our three children texted us Happy Anniversary. ANd though I did hear from my other son, he did not mention anniversary.
JOhn got me beautiful flowers and a new apple tv. It is easy to use but takes some time getting everything signed in and set up.
I have training this morning so I must go. Have a great day

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Glad you are feeling better and that John got home.

I had a fantastic time with my son - he left earlier today and I am sorry I was not on much but as I do not see him often...

I find out Tuesday when the colonoscopy is and I am not looking forward to that.

Just trying to catch up now so have a great evening




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11/14/19 9:29 A

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I am glad you son made it and you had a good visit. That is going to be tricky to do the colonoscopy.
I see my counsellor today. I do not really feel like I have anything particular to deal with, but we always come up with something.
JOhn will be home this afternoon.
I am feeling better today.
Hope you have a great day.

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I am sorry to hear about your stomach issues. And I really like that my husband is around these days. I know when he goes back to work it will be harder. Hopefully he will get a job around here.

It is cooler here but not as bad as yesterday when it snowed. My sons flight was really delayed as the de-icer was not in operation here and his flight originated from here. He did finally make it and we had a wonderful evening.

I had an email, a letter, and a phone call yesterday which I did not want. I had done a FIT test - which is to check for early colon cancer - and my result came back positive. It does not necessarily mean that I have colon cancer but because the results were positive I now have to go in for a colonoscopy. And I have to first talk to a nurse because I am diabetic. Normally you have to totally clean out your bowels to have the colonoscopy but as a diabetic I also need to eat so I am not sure how this is going to work. Will be fun

Not much else going on so have a great day

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11/13/19 9:33 A

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I had a big response and it disappeared. I do not know what key I hit, but poof it was gone.
I know you are excited your son is coming to visit.
John is gone until tomorrow. It is colder where he is and he says he wishes he had brought his gloves and some warmer clothes. It it pretty cold here too, now.
IAM trying to keep busy while he is gone so I do not turn to food.
I woke up today with stomach issues, so I am not going to the gym. I will try and get some exercise doing SP videos.
I hope you have a good day.

Blessings,
Ruthie
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11/12/19 1:06 P

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I guess it takes longer to get results here and I have not been able to check them online. But the way I look at it is no news is good news. I imagine the doctor will call when he wants to go over the results.

I have been going to my chiropractor 3 times a week as my spine was in really bad shape. This doctor just adjusts the spine - he does not crack it. I must admit I am sleeping better now.

I loved the pictures of your tree - the video you put on facebook was amazing. you are a very good photographer.

It snowed here this morning and I had to brush the car off to get to my chiropractor. It was heavy wet snow and was hard to remove. The roads were not too bad though but the bad thing was that the flight leaving here to go to Vancouver was delayed. I might not have cared but my son is arriving today for a visit and he is waiting for that plane so that he can come here. It was supposed to arrive at 9:01 this morning and now it will not get here until 10:39

I am beyond excited to see him and happy at his surprise visit.

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11/9/19 9:24 A

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I am sorry your dog is not doing great. Have you had the results of your blood work? I am happy working from home is going well.
I worked with my trainer yesterday for an hour. I am always tired and sore afterwards. But that is a good thing.
John got home and I am happy about that.
I blogged about my ginkgo tree today as it is losing all of its leaves.
Have a wonderful day.

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I love working from home - my office is set up in the second bedroom and there is still room for the queen size bed and a dresser so company can stay over.

Thanksgiving for you is a really big event (and I mean in the USA). While we do celebrate and eat lots of stuff it is not such a big deal. I think that is wonderful.

My dog now has a swollen leg but she is still walking around and eating so we are just keeping an eye on her. I do not think she has long and I am trying to prepare myself for the inevitable.

Warmer here today than yesterday but it is cloudy so no sun. It is still nice to look out at the lake though.

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How do you like working from home?
I did get my closet switched to the winter clothes and put away the summer ones. I also got all of my fall/Thanksgiving decorations put up around the house. I have ordered some flowers the Friday before Thanksgiving to give some fresh color.
JOhn will be home later today and I am happy about that.
I am off to the gym to work with my trainer. Hope you have a great day.

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11/7/19 1:08 P

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great idea to change your clothes. I still have not gone through my closet and everything is stuffed in there. It is on my to do list. My husband has his all done.

It is not as sunny today and it is a bit cooler - I heard that we may get snow tomorrow morning but that it will turn to rain later in the morning. Not really happy about that but I guess it will come sooner or later.

Really busy at work today so need to get back to it

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I am sad to hear about your dog. I know how hard that final decision will be.
I am glad you are enjoying getting outdoors at your new place.
A friend stopped by yesterday so it was not as lonely with JOhn gone. I also took a class at the gym.
I want to get my closet switched from warm weather to my cold weather clothes. I hope i can find enough hangers.
I feel like I have so much to get done. But I am glad to keep busy so I do not emotional eat!
Have a great day

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Great news about your blood work. I love the to do lists and thank you so much for suggesting them.

I went to the vet and unfortunately my dog is getting worse. It is expected but not nice news never the less. She has fluid in her belly which means that the right side of her heart is getting worse. Because she is still eating and active the vet said to just watch her. If her belly gets too big or if all she wants to do is sleep all the time and not eat then it will be time for the decision to put her down.

I think it will take about a week to get my blood work results back and hopefully they will find all is well.

Another sunny day here and it is also mild so I am planning on getting more fresh air today.

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Please let me know how the vet and doctor goes.
My heart doctor called yesterday to tell me the blood work zI had done for her was all normal. I was pleased to hear that.
I went to the gym and took a circuit class this morning. I am feeling tired now.
John left for two nights. I have a To Do list to keep me busy so hopefully I will not emotional eat.
Have a great day.

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you are a very good blogger. I am not. I think of things to say before I go to blog and then when I get there I cannot remember what I wanted to say and end up with a mess.

I did get my blood tests done this morning - finally. And I had to make an appointment with the vet for this afternoon as my dog has an extended belly. I also made an appointment to see my doctor as I think I have a bladder infection. I seem to be a mess these days. LOL

Mild sunny day here today and I went for my walk this morning.

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The memorial service was lovely. I really enjoyed seeing my cousins.
SUnday I had to do the 16 hour urine test and that was horrible.
Yesterday I had a good day at the gym. I have blogged about all of this stuff.
I am committed to blogging until the end of the year to see if it helps me overcome my wanting to be alone all of the time and my tendency towards depression.
Today I hope to get my Thanksgiving / Fall decorations put up.
Have a great day.

Blessings,
Ruthie
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I hear you - maybe after today you can stay in for a while. and I am not sure what is worse, a hurricane or a tornado. It must be scary living in a place that has a lot of them though.

I had a busy weekend once again. I am exhausted and the extra hour did nothing.My back and neck are really sore today and I go to the chiropractor this evening. I just want to be pain free and able to move easily.

It is going to be a nice week weather wise so that is a good thing

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We are heading out in a few minutes for my aunt's memorial service. It is quite a distance so will probably take up most of the day.
I am just tired of going out all of the time. ANd already MOnday has become overwhelmingly busy.
The weathr is definitely colder.
NO this is only the second tornado in the 35 years we have lived here. We do get a lot of hurricanes though.
HOpe you have a nice weekend.

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that it terrible about your weather. I hope it has all been cleaned up and that our daughter has her power back. do you live in a tornado prone area? And I know what you mean by going out. I love staying home and just futzing but my husband loves going out as well.

so no he has not gone to see about his knee although I told him again today to get it done, and I did not get for my bloodwork as my boss called a meeting at work for early yesterday. So as Fridays and Mondays are really busy I am planning to go next Tuesday.

it is cool here but sunny and no snow yet - hopefully not for a while either.

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CUte photo. I do hope your husband gets his knee checked.
We had severe weather last night. High winds and tornado warning. We got up and our generator was running, thanks goodness. MY daughter in law is here doing her work since they do not have power.
It took me a long time to get to the gym for training. Every road I tried to travel was blocked off with trees down. They are not even estimating when the power will be restored.
We are going out to dinner with some friends we have not seen in a long time. On one hand it will be nice to see them. But since JOhn has been home these three weeks, he has been pushing me outside of my comfort zone to go out all the time. I like being home best.
Tomorrow we are going to a memorial service for one of my aunts who passed away last month.
I hope you get your blood work done.
Have a great day.

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wow that is not good. I went with my sister yesterday and there was no one in line, however when I go in the morning there will be a line up. But there were 2 people working. I was going to go today but I have a work meeting that I am unsure I can get back to in time.

It is a cool cloudy day here but we are not expecting rain or snow (lol). My husband did a lot of yard work this past week and on the weekend a couple of the neighbours came to help cut the ivy in our back yard. One of the neighbours wanted it done as it was spreading and killing his trees but the previous owner would not let him cut it. Anyways somehow my husband twisted his knee and he has been hobbling around for the past few days. It is quite swollen and bruised and I keep telling him to go see someone. So maybe today he will head to the clinic.

Halloween and I will miss seeing the grandchildren but I do have a great picture of them



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Even though I had an appointment, I was waiting at the lab for over an hour tog et my blood work. zthere was just one woman working and she had to do the check in paperwork as well as all of the lab work. Ahead of me was a family of 3 all having blood work. It took over 30 minutes to get them checked in. Then it took another 15 for their blood work. The one teenage daughter screamed and yelled about getting the prick in her arm. When I finally got in, she took 8 vials of my blood.
I see my counsellor this afternoon and I am glad. It has been over a month since I saw her.
It is a rainy Halloween. Have a great day.

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I was going to get my blood work done today, however I noticed that he put the cholesterol fasting test so I need to go tomorrow or Friday as I missed this morning. Funny though that he did not add the A1C. I am just going to a clinic but still.

I am getting my hair done today and it really needs it and then the chiropractor this evening. I think it is helping as I am sleeping better and not waking with a sore back so that is something

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Ice cream party was fun. I like having all of the kids here. My grandson is so sweet.
I had my hair and nails done yesterday so that feels better.
THis morning I have to go get blood work.
Have a great day.

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I hope you had a great time at your ice cream party and that John had a great birthday.

My husband and I went to get our flu shot and they are currently out of the vaccine, so we are on the waiting list and they will call when it comes in. They said hopefully by the end of the week. I have been so busy lately that I have not been on here which is not a good thing. I know I said I have to plan it better so I had better start. lol

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Glad your adjustments are working. I do hope you get good weather this weekend.
Today is JOhn's birthday. The kids are coming tonight for an ice cream party with the ice cream I won.
My arm is a bit sore from the flu shot.
Have a great weekend.

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well so far the adjustments are helping. I am sleeping better and am not as sore when I wake up.

It is really windy and rainy here today. It is only supposed to be for today though which is nice as I am looking forward to getting outside more this weekend. Not too much else going on

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I used to go to chiropractor that did not pop and crack. He mostly adjusted my neck and used a tool on my lower back. It would help for a day or two then pain would return. He was about 40 minutes from my house, and now has retired.
I got my flu shot at the gym. Then I had to drive my son to an orthopedic doctor about half an hour away. He hurt his shoulder. Xrays did not show any damage to anything, so he was told to take ibruprofin and if pain does not subside in a few days to get an MRI.
Today I work with my trainer.
I hope you are feeling better. Have a great day.

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I have to go get my flu shot as well but most places around here have run out. sigh. Nice to get out and celebrate and yes including John was great.

I am totally tired and slept a lot. I have also started to go to a chiropractor as my back is sore. this one does not do the standard cracking but took a bunch of x-rays and is adjusting using an instrument of some sort. My back is really crooked and my neck is also. So I will be going 3 times a week for the next 4 weeks to see if we can make any improvement. Fingers crossed

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I do hope you are feeling ok by now.
I am getting a lfu shot at the gym this morning. I hope to get there in time to do some cardio before getting the shot.
We went out to dinner last night with JOhn's brother and his wife. They said ti was for my birthday last month, but I included JOhn and his birthday which is Saturday.
I have been feeling pretty good, just wish I could sleep better. the last three nights I only slpe 3 or 4 hours each.
Have a great day.

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I have never tried ordering groceries online and I do have Amazon Prime so I may do that. I have browsed and see that prices are competitive. And they do have things that my grocery store does not.

I know it is only Wednesday but I am looking forward to the weekend. my blood sugar crashed last evening which was really scary as I became lightheaded and dizzy and slightly nauseous. I thought about going to the hospital but got some sugar into me and had my husband keep an eye on me. Today I am very tired so am taking it easy

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SOunds like your new house is coming along nicely. I am happy you do not sound stressed any more. I am sorry your husband was sick and hope he is feeling better.
I ordered groceries yesterday from WHole Foods through Amazon Prime. It really is convenient to get them the same day. We were out of milk for hubby and bread, veggies and fruit. Being away for those few days put my usual grocery shopping behind. But now we are set again.
Last night my son's next door neighbor had a little get together to honor my son for having built her deck last summer, while he was off from school. It was a small group and I know many of them, thank goodness. I just do not enjoy being places where I know almost no one. The husband of the family we went to is also very uncomfortable in social situations. But he came and sat with me for quite a while and we talked. I guess he knows we feel the same way about being among groups of people.
Our new next door neighbors were there. We talked a bit. They keep saying all of the work will be finished soon. But they have been saying that for weeks. They still have to finish the kitchen and get a new roof put on. That does not sound fast.
I hope you have a great day.

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I am so glad you had a good time. It is always nice to get away for a while.

Weekends are always so busy that I never seem to get time to get on here. I am going to have to plan better.

So the house is looking really good now - we got our dining room table and deacons bench delivered on Saturday so that is the last of the furniture. I also went through a lot of the cupboards in the kitchen and cleared off the counter between the kitchen and dining room. Now on to the boxes that are at the side door.

I also went to a little black dress event with my sister on Saturday evening - I had forgotten about it as we had booked it back in August. It was in support of helping women out of domestic violence. Neither my sister nor I own a black dress so we wore black pants and black tops. There were lots of other women there in pants. Overall it was a nice evening but I am not sure if I will attend another one. It was very drawn out.

Sunday was grocery shopping and then my husband got very sick so I was nursing him while doing my cleaning.

Rainy day here but mild. Have a great day

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I am back. We had a wonderful time even though it rained the whole time.
I will be blogging and posting some photos.
We have a pretty big tv, maybe 60 inches. WHen our last tv broke, our son had just bought a new tv and gave us his old one. We have only ever had one tv in the house. I agree I feel like we do not need to go to the movies because between the size of the tv screen and our surround sound system it is all we need.
I have a lot to catch up on today. Have a great weekend.

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I love ice cream. I have not had any in a long time - one of my favourite flavours is tiger tiger. Mainly because I love black liquorice. Have a great time on your trip.

I am back at work today and we are having our new tv installed. When we sold the apartment we had a really nice 3D tv mounted on a wall that the new owner asked to keep. So we said yes and had to replace it here. We set up our bedroom tv in the living room until we could get a new one. I am excited as we got a really big one - 75 inches - lol - we will never have to go to a movie again.

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SOunds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. You eat the same foods we do. Before I know it our Thanksgiving will be here.
TOday they are having more tree work done next door. I just hope they do not block up my driveway once again.
I am going at lunchtime to pick up the ice cream I won. Then I will invite my kids here soon to have an ice cream party.
I need to get myself together to get packed for our days away. I guess that will be this afternoons chores.
If I do not have internet I will be off the next three days.
Have a great few days..

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I am about a 4 - 4.5 hour drive from the kids - the difficulty is that it is through the mountains and the roads in winter are often closed or have lots of accidents on them.

I hope you have a wonderful trip. I agree on it being a nice break from the next door activity and it is always nice just to get away.

Yesterday we went to my sisters for Thanksgiving dinner and wow. I did stuff myself - we had turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, buns. And because my sister is not fond of pumpkin I made an apple pie for dessert.

Today I am cleaning house and working off the dinner. LOL

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I am so happy for you that you are so close to your sister. I know that will help you feel happier. HOw far are you from your children?
Good idea that your husband waits until you are settled.
My freezer is coming this afternoon. John has just finished clearing the pathway in the basement. It will have to come in through the outside entrance to the cellar, since the door in the kitchen is at such an angle it would never be able to curve enough to get down the stairs.
JOhn and I are going to go away for two nights next week, since he is not having to travel for work. We are going to the Ithaca NY area to look at waterfalls and fall leaves. We leave Wednesday and get back on Friday. It will be nice for a break from all of the activity next door.
Have a nice weekend.

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wow - that is fantastic - it will be so nice for you to have him home for that long, even if he goes out during the day. I have actually never had sweet potato pie. Maybe I will try that.

My husband is not working right now - he is waiting until we are more settled and then he is going to look for something local.

I am sure you will put that freezer to good use. I am going to get one once I have done some de-cluttering. Right now the space for it is full of stuff...lol.

I am very happy it is Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend. I have to do some grocery shopping later and my sister and I are going to a craft fair tomorrow. Another beautiful sunny day.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
I do not really care for pumpkin pie either. My mom used to make a SOuthern Sweet potato pie, which did not taste like pumpkin like so many sweet potato pies do.
JOhn is home for three weeks in a row! Of course, he still has to go out during the day to work, but at least he gets to sleep here.
I am sorry I never asked about how your husband's job is working out since your move.
I am excited that my freezer I won is being delivered tomorrow!
Have a great day.

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I love getting my nails done - it is so relaxing. I also love to get pedicures. I have not done either since I got here so maybe soon.

This weekend is our Thanksgiving so we are invited to my sisters for dinner. She is going to have it on Sunday. I am making an apple pie as neither her nor her husband like pumpkin. I will make a pumpkin pie for my husband for Monday.

I love working from home and am able to get other things done in breaks which is great.

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Being able to see a body of water is so peaceful. I am glad you are getting settled in to your new house.
The new neighbors have spent the last two nights at the house. I find it very interesting that no work trucks have arrived the last two mornings until after 8 am. It just shows me how self centered they are.
I had a nice visit with our friends. We still do not know if we will be able for the four of us to go out.
The freezer I won will be delivered on Saturday. Though the new flavor of ice cream is not ready yet.
I am getting my nails done this afternoon. That always helps me feel better.
Have a great day

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that should not be allowed - can you complain to the city about that. We have bylaws that no work like that can start before 7am.

I hope you had a nice dinner with your friends and I hope you can see them with John before they leave.

well we finally got all the boxes into the crawl space and our new bed was delivered today. We are still waiting for the dining room table and the deacons bench and our new tv. but we can now watch tv that was also fixed today.

The sun is shining and I love my 'office'. I can see the lake and it is just beautiful.

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How great that you will be able to walk with your sister!
At 5:15 this morning there was a work truck next door and they were using flashlights! Unbelievable. Currently there are 8 vehicles working next door.
SOme long time friends, who now live in NOrth Carolina are visiting NJ for several days. they wanted to have dinner tonight with JOhn and I. SInce he is away until late tomorrow, I invited them to come visit me tonight. Hopefully the four of us can get together before they go home again.
I hope things continue to go well for you working at home.
Enjoy your new house.


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I am so sorry to hear that. Inconsiderate neighbours are the worst. It is always best to focus on the positive.

Today was my first day back at work and it was very busy. I am glad that I was working from home though as it made it much easier. I also went for a walk first thing this morning with my sister. We are planning on doing that daily so that we can both get back in shape. We have a very steep hill at the end of the block that we are slowly going to tackle.

Got some more boxes into the crawl space and one with extra sheets sent to my daughter.

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Glad you are getting unpacked.
This weekend we realize for certain that ur new neighbors are extremely inconsiderate. WIthout going into the stressful details, I will just say that it was proven when my son was getting the pontoon boat out of the river and putting it in the driveway to clean it up and then park in the back yard for the winter.
My husband took out the survey from when we bought the house. He went out and measured. IT was not as bad as we first thought, where they have put in the patio and plants.
He is away for two nights. I need to call and schedule delivery of the freezer this week.
I am going to try hard and focus on the positives.

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wow that is awful and they should have measured before putting in the patio and plants. How inconsiderate. You are right though - not for you to get anxious about. Just stick to your guns and do not let them get to you.

busy unpacking and we finally got all the boxes here. We had some stored - the liquids - as the movers would not take them. I am totally exhausted. But one box at a time

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When we moved here (35 years ago) we put all of the unpacked boxes in one room so most of the house looked normal. We would get one box at a time and put that sruff away. I agree with you it is a good way to get moved in.
I have had a very stressful week with my next door neighbors. I will not go into everything, but the latest is that on the riverside they have put in a patio and plants on our side of the property line. JOhn is going to measure to make sure, and if we are right, he is going to tell them to remove everything on our property.
It upsets me that we are going to be living next door to people we are very self cenetered and inconsiderate. I am trying to work through my anxiety because I know ther is nothing I can do about it.
Early this morning there was already a driveway full of trucks and a line of them along the street. NO break since APtil.
But I am determined to have a happy relaxing weekend while JOhn is home.
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I know how John feels - I used to travel a lot for my work and finally just had enough. I am very happy to be in one place now

I finally found my keyboard so I am now able to respond to everything. It is so nice. We have also decided to put most of the rest of the boxes down in the crawl space and deal with them one at a time instead of trying to get them all unpacked. This way it will be less stressful and our place will look normal.

Raining now but it was a really nice day.

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I know you have a lot to do. I hope you are feeling better.
John is away again. He will be back tomorrow. I think he is getting tired of all of this travel.
I have had a good week and have blogged three days!
Yes, my new neighbors seem to be self centered. But I hope we can get along.
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Your neighbour is very rude. I am so glad you have John home and that you got a nice lunch out with a friend

I will take pictures but not until a few more of the boxes are unpacked. I did blog a bit today - glad i am back and trying to get caught up.

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I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this. I have been thinking of you and all you need to get done to move. I look forward to seeing some photos once you are settled.
WHen I saw my new neighbor the other day, I asked if they could -please not change their dumpsters early on Saturday morning. Her answer - I have no control over that. ANd walked away. That is absolutely not true. She micromanages every aspect of this renovation! I will be glad when it is finished.
I had lunch with a friend this week. I had not seen her in almost 2 years so it was great to catch up.
JOhn is home and that always makes me feel happier.
Have a good weekend.

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looks like you had a good day yesterday and nice that the key works better now.

I will probably not be on until Monday or Tuesday now - I will see if I can use my sisters computer but I will also be very busy with the move.

Raining today and cooler I hope it clears up for the drive as I really do not like driving in the rain.

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It is a busy, but exciting time for you! I do hope you are feeling better from your cold.
Natalie brought my key back so I was able to get in to let the dogs out. THey key works much better now.
A friend came for a visit Tuesday night. Yesterday I went out to lunch with another friend. Both of them also have September birthdays. I ordered a mushroom omelet for lunch. I brought half of it home and ate it for dinner.
JOhn will be home in the early hours of tomorrow. He is getting an Uber to bring hime home from the airport.
The weather is still in the 80sF but the nights have been cooler.
Best of everything with your move.

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that is really weird. I wonder how it got bent and I do hope they bring it back before you have to look after the dogs again.

I thought I had lost the keys to my apartment and we have to hand them in tomorrow. I did find them so whew. The movers are coming early to take everything away which also means my computer as we do not have room in the car for it. We have to take the plants and liquids and dogs. They also will not arrive to deliver our stuff until the 30th, so I may be very spotty getting on as I will have to see what I can do from my phone. I may be able to sneak on at work until Thursday and see if I can borrow my sisters computer on Sunday.

My cold is getting worse and I should have brought the meds with me to work. oh well. I am going to bed early tonight.

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I know you are excited to be in your new place. I hope your cold does not stay.
John is away this week.
I had kind of a funny situation when I went to let my grand dogs out yesterday. My key to their house at first would not work. WHen I finally got it to unlock the door, then I couldn't get it out of the lock! I texted my son and DIL and told them it was stuck. WHen I left, I locked the door but the key was still in the lock. WHen my son got home, he got it out and said it was a little bent. He straightened it out and says it works better than his now. My DIL is working from home today. I just hope they remember to bring my key back before I have to let the dogs out on Wednesday.
I hope you have a great day. After you move, please show me some photos of the new place.

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wow computers and cars...lol. I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday. You certainly deserve it.

Today we go to the notary to sign over the titles on our apartment and hand over the money for our new place. I can hardly wait to be there and be able to do normal things again.

I was with my kids over the weekend and my youngest has a really bad cold which I believe I have caught. Not what I need right now.

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You must be feeling really excited to be moving in your new place soon. I know it is a lot of work, but it will be worth it.
WHen we dropped off my car, my husband told them to make sure and fix the computer in the car. WHen he picked it up, they said there had been some confusion and my car did not need the service stated in the email from the dealer. SO they did the proper service on it. He asked about the computer being fixed. They said when they did the service ti automatically reset. We left his at that time and they did the email service on his car, just like we thought.
I had a wonderful birthday. A friend took me to the shore for fresh fish for lunch. Then we sat on the beach, under a gazebo. There were a lot of surfers out. Watching the ocean waves was so relaxing. When I got home my son MIke was waiting for me. He had walked over so I did not know he was in the house. He startled me when he spoke as I was coming in. He knew my car was home, but when I did not respond when he got there, he searched the house fearing the worst. We had a nice visit. then my other son called. John sent me flowers since he was away.
today I am going out to lunch with my daughter and her boyfriend.
I hope you have a great weekend.

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that really does sound confusing but how great, I have never heard of a car telling the shop that it was time for service. Neat.

And I had a great time with my son. and going to see him at least 3 more times before I leave

Had a really busy weekend. Spent Saturday with the grandkids as my daughter was working and then in the evening we went for dinner with the people we have been staying with.

Sunday I was packing liquids and figuring out what to do with the plants in the apartment. My daughter and grandkids helped and then they asked me to come back to their place for dinner.

Needless to say I am tired today and trying to get caught up on everything. One more day at the apartment to pack the fridge and then that will be it.

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Today we have to drop my car off for service. It is very confusing. The dealer sent an email stating that my car messaged them that it is time for service in 1200 miles so call to schedule. John tried to call to confirm that it was actually my car and not his that was due for service, but only could leave voicemail. The person called back leaving a voicemail that it was my car and it had not been serviced since December. We did not get his car until June so we scheduled my car's service. ALthough the message in my car says service in 7000 miles or NOvember. 2019. But we do not want to risk violating the warranty so we are taking it in. But we are going to tell them to fix the message thingy in my car because it is malfunctioning and not showing that it needs service. WHen we pick mine up on Monday, JOhn will leave his, which actually shows it needs service. As I said, very confusing. We think they are mixing up our two cars.
Other than that not much else happening this weekend. Just stuff around the house.
I hoe you have a great tie with your son and a good day.

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we have bylaws here that noise cannot start until 7am for any kind of construction. I cannot imagine being woken up at 6. I would be complaining.

It is really raining again today but at least I am working from home so it wont bother me too much. I am going to meet my son tonight to put my summer tires back into the storage unit so the movers will take them to the new place. We will also be able to have dinner together which I am looking forward to.

not much else happening so have a great day

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Just got back from the gym and training. As usual I am tired out. IN a few minutes it will be time to go let the pups out.
It is only 60 F today so far. I love it like thia with no humidity.
Next door is still going strong. I am so tired of all of the trucks and activity. SO noisy. Starting t 6am. And the owners are rarely there.
I hope you have a good day.

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Today it poured. It was nice this morning but by afternoon the rain was coming down. And we are going to get more over the next few days. Monday it gets nice again - just in time for another work week.

Things are getting more crazy the closer to moving it gets. So many people to see and things to try to get done. I am exhausted.

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I am glad your dog is ok. I was worried.
I know you have a lot going on in the next few weeks.
I made myself go to the gym yesterday, even though I had not slept well. As a result, I was exhausted the rest of the day and went to bd early. I did get 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of a circuit class.
The wether here is hot again and my AC has been working a lot. Later it is supposed to rain. I am happy my hubby will be home this afternoon.
Not really much going on here. WHich is probably a good thing.
Have a great day.

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oh no I just left my dog with my husband. The cats are all much bigger than she is and they would probably attack her. Sorry for the confusion.

8 more weeks? that is just terrible. I hope you told her it has been a terrible inconvenience for you all this time.

sorry I have been mia - I was babysitting my sons cats and there was a terrible thunderstorm that took out the internet. When it came back on I did not have the password and could not get hold of my sons.

I think it is getting cooler here and going to rain.

Getting more nervous as time goes on. My daughter and I are going to pack all the liquids this coming weekend.

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WHat happened to you dog? I did not know about it.
I hope your son has a good trip.
Bck to my neighbors. ONe afternoon I looked out and a work truck with toolboxes on the sides and back was backed in, blocking both of my garage doors. I went out to see what it was doing there but no one was near it. Fortunately my new neighbor was walking out by her house. I asked her if the truck was hers. Ar firs she said no, but when she came to look at it she realized it was. She got the worker, who said "I thought all of this was for the same house". ridiculous, my garage looks like my house and theirs looks like their house. ANyway, she made him move it and apologized. SHe told me they have been living in a hotel during the week and at their house at the shore on weekends. OH and it would be 8 more weeks of work going on. SHe is hoping it will be though by Thanksgiving! Oh and they are painting the house green, the garage black and the greenhouse blue. Yikes!
I hope you are making progress with your packing. It will be here before you know it!
Have a great day!

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Your neighbours are not very considerate. They should have at least had the long weekend quiet.
I am glad your kids got home safely.

I am now babysitting my sons 3 cats until Monday. They went to New York. One of the things they are doing while there is to go to the US open to see both the men's and women's finals.

I am enjoying it but I miss my dog

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Our kids got home safe Saturday evening. I sure was happy to get them from the airport.
I understand you have a lot going on with the move.
I am still getting annoyed at all of the work next door. Even on MOnday, which was a holiday here many trucks and work going on. Yesterday there were 15 trucks coming and going.
My son went back to work (a teacher) yesterday so I now have dog duty at lunchtime during the week. I do not mind. It gets me outside everyday to play with them. ANd they are such sweet dogs, I do not mind being with them.
John has been home for the past week and again this week, just having to go out a few days for day jobs. But next week is travel again.
Well, I want to get an extra day at the gym this week and today is the day. Have a great day.

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I sure hope you kids are safe - that is quite the storm. And I am sorry to hear about your grandson - I hope he heals quickly.

LOL I forgot all about the strata - yes I will not need to deal with them anymore. It sure is busy so forgive me for not being consistent on here.

it is sure hard to believe that we are already into September. This year is speeding by.

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Our kids arrived safely in Florida early this morning. Hopefully we will pick them up at the airport this evening and they will not be involved in the hurricane.
Yes, the dogs have been so happy to see me. I enjoy playing with them. It gets me outdoors every day for at least 30 minutes too.
My grandson hurt his hamstring and cannot play soccer today, so we are not going to the game. He has one other Saturday game in October and we hope to get to that game.
The weather was beautiful last weekend but now it is hot again. I am glad the humidity is not so bad, though.
I do wish they would get finished working next door. SInce APril, every day workers arrive at 6am, including Saturday and SUnday. They fill up the shared driveway. The noise never stops. COming and going, banging, doors slamming, dumpsters coming and going, deliveries. I am worn out. We live in a quiet neighborhood and all of this is disturbing. ANd for so many months. THis weekend (which is a holiday weekend) trees are being taken down. SO saws and chippers are grinding away all day. SOrry to vent.
I am glad you were able to work out your job situation for when you move. ANd you will not have Strata to deal with!
HAve a great day

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I did figure out about work - they are letting me transfer and work from home. I do have to go into the Kelowna office maybe once or twice a month and it is only a 35 minute drive so not bad.

funny I am also waking with headaches - mine are probably stress related though but I sure sympathise with you.

I bet the dogs are happy to see you - and I am glad they are behaving. And oh dear yes I heard about that storm but it is a good thing they could divert.


we are quite busy at work, that and packing and organising the move has me really exhausted. One more month and I will be in my new home and I am getting excited and sad at the same time

Still walking and enjoying the wonderful weather we have been having

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I know you have a lot to do to get ready for the move. HAve you figured out about work once you get moved? Happy Anniversary!
I have awakened with a sinus headache every day this week. My allergies have been awful.
SO far our AC has been working ok. But the weather has been a lot cooler so it has not had to run much at all.
My grand dogs have been so happy to see me, after hardly seeing me this summer. They have been so good and cute when I am there with them. I know they miss their mommy and daddy, but they are doing good.
Speaking of their mommy and daddy, their cruise had to be re-routed due to the storm in the Caribbean area.
I am looking forward to a manicure this afternoon.
I hope you have a great week.

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Oh dear that is terrible - I hope this time it is fixed properly and does not break down again.

sorry not to have been on the past few weekends - we go back to the apartment and do some packing and there is no internet there. I will try to do better this coming weekend.

It was a nice weekend and I had a really nice dinner out with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. 5 weeks and we will be on our way to our new home. And there is still so much to do.

I have been waking up with really bad headaches and I hope they do not turn into migraines again. Must be stress.

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Our AC broke down again on Thursday, one day after new motor was installed. THey sent a repairman (same one who put motor in) back. IN the meantime the house got very hot. ONce he got it running again (had to replace the board, whatever that is) it took hours for it to cool down in here.
Then last night a car accident knocked an electric ole down ( this happens about three or four times a year) so we had no power for 6 plus hours. thank goodness for our generator.
I had to make two trips to the airport, one for Mike and NAt (their suitcases were so huge they barely fit in my trunk) and then another for son John. Fortunately the airport is close to our house and to son JOhn's condo.
I have not had grand dog duty all summer, but since Mike and NAt are away this week, I start up again. Her sister is staying with the dogs, but she works, so I go like I usually do, at lunchtime. SHe is always either forgetting her key or locking herself out. ANd yesterday evening was no different. She had to come get my key.
I am glad your dog is hanging in there. I know you must be a good support for your daughter.
I hope you have a great day.

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glad you got the AC installed - how is your weather? ours has gone a little cooler and wetter.
I would love to go on a cruise - where did your daughter go and where are your sons going?

My dog is coughing more but still hanging in there. She is not in pain so that is good but it is scary when she gets into a coughing fit. My daughter is doing well - she does not get much (if any) support from her ex but she is managing - she is very strong.

I am going to take a few days off at the end of September so that I can drive up to Lake Country and prepare for the movers to arrive. We do not get possession until Sept 28th and that is when we are hoping the movers will arrive, but if I go up early I can always stay with my sister until they get there.

Not much else going on so have a great day

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I remind you I am always here if you need to talk.
I am glad you are moving ahead with everything. I know you will be hapy once you get everything settled in your new place. Aren't you glad you had done that decluttering along the way?
HOw is your dog? ANd your daughter?
We had the new motor installed for the AC yesterday. SO far so good.
JOhn will be home tomorrow afternoon. IN the morning I have to take my two sons and DIL to the airport. They are flying to Florida and getting on a cruise ship. My daughter returns tomorrow from her cruise.
It has been a long two weeks with JOhn gone most of the time. My eating has not been the best.
Take care and have a great day.

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Thank you so much and yes I should have reached out. Things are going better now but I will remember my friend

we have finally signed off on all the subjects so now are into the packing and moving. We get possession on Sept 28th so lots to do yet

I have not been doing well with exercise - although I am making sure I get in a 30 minute walk daily. I am looking forward to getting settled and then planning my life better

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I read your blog and responded. Try to take some time to breathe deeply. I feel stress easily so have learned to try and take a few moments to just breathe.
John was gone all last week and left early this morning to be gone until Friday afternoon.
My trainer was on vacation all last week so I am looking forward to my session this morning.
My hip took several days, but it is pain free again.
My daughter, her BY and my grandson are on a cruise this week. Friday I have to take my two sons and my DIL to the local airport. They are flying to FLorida to get on a cruise ship and will be gone next week.
I have felt lonely with JOhn being gone so much.
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Ruthie
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so glad to hear that your BP is good and that your heart is still in rythym. Too bad she did not have any suggestions to help lose more weight. And every little bit down really helps.

I hope your hip has gotten better.

I am back - yipee - still not 100% physically but am at least sane. Check out my blog for the details.

It will take a bit to get all caught up and back into the exercise routine. I am also at my friends place as our place has sold - we could stay there and we may in September but right now it has very little furniture in it as we had all the staging stuff removed. So we will see what happens.

We have one more subject to have removed and then our possession date is Sept 28th. But the next month should be way more relaxing.

Have a great day


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My appointment with the cardiologist went well. My BP was good, my heart is still in rhythm. I can tell she thinks I will goo ut of rythm soon. SHe kept reminding me there are no guarantees. SHe also told me to lose weight. I asked her for suggestions after reminding her I have PCOS and have been eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day and exercising three hours a week at the gym, in addition to my steps daily. SHe had no suggestions and told me to just keep doing what I can. though I was down two pounds from my last visit in June.
The weather here stays hot - in the high 80sF and 90sF most of the time. We get bad thunder storms several times a week. the other night they lasted for hours.
My hip is hurting today and my trainer is away so I am skipping the gym so I do not injure myself. I am using my foam roller and doing stretches here at home. Have a great day.

Blessings,
Ruthie
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
-- Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne ruthiemade.aminus3.com/
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air conditioning is really needed here as well - we got to 37C or 98.6F - that is very unusual for here and I tell you I am roasting

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