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Tired tonight my self did not sleep good last and made my self stay up today so i sleep tonight
cookies done and did not burn them remembered my mats for the cookies sheets and baked them at 345 for 10 mins not 350 at 8 mins
Hi Marsha glad you had a good report at the doctor..


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70 for Chris and this for me




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emoticon Good evening everyone. I've read the posts, most of them anyway. I'm just too tired to respond tonight, forgive me.

I will say Hi Marsha, good to see you here and yes, since you have good help in Judy to drive you around, it may be good to stop driving. My 3 oldest sisters stopped at 89.

I got up at 4:15 this morning, by my alarm clock so I'll be in bed early tonight again. We were at the hospital before 7:30 and the test began. It's called a Cardiac Perfusion Exam, looking at the blood flow in my body and heart. The machine I was put in twice (before & after) looked small to me, lol, nurse said to close my eyes and I won't know what it's like inside so I did and it worked! But so much waiting in between each part of the test, we got tired. I couldn't wait to get home and relax in my recliner, had two big coffees, that made up for not having one this morning, lol.

So that is one big test done and over with and my doctor will have the results in a week.
My niece is coming tomorrow for the afternoon to help me with some things and on Wednesday my son's wife is picking me and my quilt/sheets up, taking us to their home so she can wash & dry them. My niece will come there for a little visit then will take me to do my running around and a grocery run too. Another very nice but busy day.

So that was my day. I saw chili sauce mentioned and I love my son's homemade chili sauce. Also, Mary did you make it to London? We've had snow coming down all day and it's sure cold and windy too. I closed my drapes really early tonight, so dull out, didn't want to see it!

I'll try to get back in here tomorrow, I love all the chatting, feels like I came 'home.' Goodnight.
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Marsha, that is wonderful news about you blood work results!
You must be so pleased and relieved.

So glad you like your doctor, too.

Have a good night.

DanLin, I know you are excited to have your friend visit.
Sounds like you all will have a wonderful time with such good food, too.
What is a Chinese pie? I have not heard of that, before, but it sounds interesting.

Enjoy you time together

Shirley, Kathryn, Fran, Mary, etc., I am sleepy, and will need to close, but greetings to you, as well.

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Good evening to all. What a day? Busy, Geo. came this morning and then we left for my Dr's appt. for 2:00. Had a good visit with the doctor, he is such a great guy. Spends as much time as you want, and never feel rushed. He and Geo. Jr. get along great. I got a great report from my blood work, and he said if there is something I want to eat, eat it just in moderation. He was placed with all my blood work, they took 5 vitals of blood. He suggested that it was time to give up on my driving. I have to agree with him. I just hate having to ask to be taken care of. bit I understand. Judy is willing to take me in my car anytime that she is not working, or other plans. We always work this out a head of time.

Hope everyone has a good evening, and a good night's rest. Until tomorrow, I am tired and will watch TV for awhile and then take Ginger out, and we will go into the BR to watch TV in bed.

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Hi have a girlfriend coming on Wednesday to stay for about 3 days from Florida. So We have to clean the house and do some baking and cooking. I made some cookies today. Tomorrow I will make some homemade doughnuts, blueberry muffins, banana muffins, and a cake. I will also make a salmon casserole, Chinese pie for some dinners.

She wants to tour some of Savannah, Georgia so we will be on the go quite a bit. Hope the weather is good for us. She is bringing her little dog with her, he is so cute.

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It's 23 feels like 12 but started out in the 30's this morning got steadily colder and snow flurries this afternoon. Fit quote for today: A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.--Walter Bagehot Motivational quote for today: Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.--Zig Ziglar Almost all green on my Versa just missed active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and had 16,393 steps yesterday. Heard back from coach and he wouldn't recommend getting in more than 2 workouts a day so I have some new stuff that I can do a few workouts at home and some in the gym. Plan on getting in a legs workout shortly.

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I made my early aqua fit class and then swam laps for 55 minutes afterward. I am taking a break, then I've got to get my act together and get something done. There's so much to do I could literally go anywhere in the house and start.

Kathryn, you really got a great shopping trip in at the 99c store. Part of me really wants to start baking, the other part doesn't want to have any baking around to nibble on.

Mary, John loves chili sauce.

Fran, too bad the cookies burnt. It takes time to get used to anything new. I've given up spraying my pans and use silicone sheets which are reusable...that said, I hardly ever bake anything.

Chris, seems so crazy to be planting flowers now as we are heading for our first serious snow. The pansies do sound lovely though.

Time for me to get off the computer and get started doing something else. Hi to everyone and I hope that everyone has a great day!

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70 oh my. Chris that sounds good to me.


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Hello team.

I was out to work, early, today. Had to finish up my Friday work and do today's.

It is a a beautiful Veteran's day, here in Richmond. Remembering all of my military family members.
Army, Navy, Marines.
Proud of all and forever thankful.

I picked up some pansies for my place.

Kenny's garden, got yellow and red ones. Redskin colors, as he is a fan forever.
Tigger has a yellow one with cat whiskers, on them.

The two big containers on the side porch steps, have yellows, purple and blues.
It felt good to be in the sunshine. It is 70 degrees. Perfect!
Tomorrow the day will get colder by the hour and be down in the 20's by evening.
Calling for a wintry mix and we may even have a couple hours of all snow. emoticon

I get to work from Home tomorrow and I am looking forward to that.

I can feel my back hurting and some numbness on and off all day. Time to get the ice on it and then switch to heat.

I picked some of my Korean Chrysanthemums to place in a vase. They smell divine and look so pretty.

Well, I did want to post, here, as I usually do it, in the morning.
I also feel like a nap is in order, so let me take care of that now.

Have a wonderful day, friends. emoticon

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Fran so sorry you burnt your cookies.

Going to supermarket today and Panda Express. Hubby wants some too today so getting him some. I will eat there and take his to go. Maybe just get two item plate and share with him. Cost wise that would be the best idea for us.




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burned some of the cookies still learning on oven settings and remembering to spray the cookie sheets. still gray and chilly here but no snow . home from Mass went for our Veterans. now getting my self ready to go shopping so i can bake again and go to the gym. Since its chilly I will mix the cookies and we will walk while they are chilling in the fridge. Glad I have a day to get things in the mail. have a good day team.


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A chilly day but we got a walk in before the rain drops came
cookie dough in fridge finishing up my Chili then will head to the kitchen to get my cookies going do have tomorrow too since its a mail Holiday .




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emoticon Thanks ladies for the warm 'n cozy emoticon

I look forward to getting to know you all. emoticon

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Hi Ladies

I have scallop potatoes in the oven and we will have a slice of thick ham to go with it.
I buy canned chili sauce from a local dealer and it is so good better then I can make
I love it with scallop potatoes and baked beans .

Will be thinking of Gloria in the morning, a long day for her.


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Daily73 emoticon jump right in and tell us about yourself we are here for support and friendship. We can help in your journey.

Stacy emoticon thanks for sharing about yourself. My name is Kathryn and I live in California in the Sacramento Valley. My hubby Ron fall in 2016 and broke his neck. Is functioning quadriplegic with limited use of his arms and legs. We have been together almost 15 years but just got married this May. I am 62 he is 73. I have three sons and 5 grandsons and two granddaughters. On grandson is in the Navy as was my hubby. I have been married to military since 17 years old.

I love to take walks and walk for 30+ minutes at least 6x a week and some times 7. I love hanging around Starbucks but rarely drink coffee I like sugar free Iced Green Tea with raspberry flavoring.

Woke up to a chilly bed room but the thermostat in the living room said it was only 73. I think my bedroom is colder. I got up and turned the oven on and made pumpkin muffins from a mix I bought at the 99¢ store yesterday. It was a really good shopping trip. . I got such good buys and was even able to buy hubby a new blanket for his bed for only $7.99. I was able to buy everything I was looking for $50. We had some of the noddle mix last night and hubby loved it. I got my brand shampoo and cream rinse for only 99¢ each a really good savings.

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Today we went to Mass. Our brunch was gluten free pancakes and peameal bacon. Not a huge success, but I will figure out a good gluten free flour blend to use eventually. We both like the idea of pancakes and breakfast meat for Sunday brunch, so lot's of other Sunday's to work things out. I need to get my behind to the gym so don't want to spend too much time online today.

Fran, my lock really shines with sparkly pink nail polish on it. We have rain today too and I'd rather it was snow...but the snow will come.

Hi Stacy, welcome to the team. Glad that you are in your forever home.

Chris, we love your ham and cheddar chowder, so have a bowl for us as well. Lovely that the kids are helping you move things around.

Gloria, good thing you got your caffeine in today. I guess Timmy's will be getting a visit from you right after your test? lol

Mary, hope that Becky can leave soon.

Well, time for me to head off to the gym. Hope that everyone has a great day!






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Mary sorry things are not falling into place for the trip stay positive


Gloria
Hope your coffee have great day and good luck with your tests

Chris glad things are coming in the dinning room and the kids are coming to help and enjoy some home made soup they loved growing up.
Thanks to your mama and papa for severing the country so long ago .
The hot chocolate made me want some !
I am heading to Mass soon and then home to walk with Racey and get things done around the house. and start to get my Thanksgiving shopping list together. its also baking time for Thanksgiving cookies baked and in the mail .

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Good morning.
No, going to London yet. Still waiting on them to let me know when they are leaving.
Vada's birthday is on the 12 th so Becky wanted to be there by then.
I guess we are going to get rain now, all that snow, then rain is going to make the camp a real mess.


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It's 48 feels like 46 with a high of 70 and no chances of rain today. Fit quote for today: Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal of ideal.--Earl Nightingale Motivational quote for today: Whoever is trying to bring you down, is already below you. Almost all green on my Versa just missed active minutes, came up 17 steps shy of achieving my steps per hour goal sitting in church last night but had 16,558 steps yesterday. Still unsure of my plan haven't heard back from coach yet as to his suggestions get in a triple workout on Wed and a double workout on Friday to squeeze in all 5 workouts into 2 days or just pick a couple of workouts and get them in on those days. Scale is down 1.6# from last Monday's weigh in and down 1# from yesterday's weigh in.

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emoticon Good morning. My test starts at 7:30 am tomorrow and I'm not to have caffeine for 24 hours before so I got up early to have one before 7:30 this morning, lol. We have to figure these things out, I didn't want to do without this morning's coffee. Done!

Mary, I hope you make it to Becky's today, have a safe drive and take a good book to read while you mind her house.

Chris, you sounds raring to go today. So very nice that Nick will be there to help you and to share some of your chowder with you. Take it easy on your back.

Hello to everyone, those posting and those just reading the posts. Wishing each of you a super nice Sunday!
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Good morning!


Welcome to our new team members!

I'm Chris from Virginia, Live in the home I raised my three children. Two live in the area and my oldest passed away in 2014 at 33.
I am an Interior and Exterior landscaper, by trade and gardening is also my number one hobby.
I love crafts and painting, but have not had much time to do these things.

I love God, family, country, friends and sparkpeople. Oh, I love food, too. LOL


Coffee, Mass and then I get ready for my son Nick, to come over. He will be helping me with things around the house and yard and we will have Ham and Cheddar Chowder. (My kids all love it)

Chilly and Sunny, I slept really well, and not as stiff as I have been. Maybe those tree trunk muscles are starting to loosen up.

I think today will be the day that my dining room will come together and all the moving material will be out of there! It is two thirds done, already and when it is finished, I will be a happy camper.

I also have a bunch of things to be donated, sitting in my hall and will need to schedule a pick up.
With my bad back, I don't want to take them anywhere. The Veteran's will come. I just need to get them on the porch and marked.

Mary, I am sending extra love to you, today, dear friend. emoticon

Everyone, let's do our best to enjoy this day. emoticon


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Welcome Sassy in Texas, glad to have you joining our group,


No body ever promised us a tomorrow.

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Think before we use it

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emoticon Ladies! emoticon

I live in North Texas {Dallas county} and I have been married 26 years. {we have been a couple for 28 1/2 years}

Our son will turn 26 in January and we also have a pet daughter, Bailey-Boo. {Mini American Eskimo} about to be 3. She is a rescue. emoticon

I'm a Christian. Love my church family!

I work at home which has caused a MAJOR weight gain! {10-months now}

I'm creator/owner of sassyintexas.com Hoping to reach my big break soon-by the new year! {re: increased income...Right now it is not steady or a lot and I WORK my TAIL OFF! emoticon

If it is meant to be, the Lord will open the doors. emoticon

We are first time homeowners and FINALLY DONE with renting! emoticon

June 16th, 2019 made 1-year. LOVE IT! emoticon

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I never got away to house sit yet. Becky's man has snow plow contracts and because Mother Nature decided they needed snow in London he still can not get away .
Maybe tomorrow.


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emoticon to the team, Stacey!
Looking forward to getting to know you.

I'm Chris from Virginia.

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Hi Stacy, welcome to our team! You'll find a lovely family here, we're all close, caring and encouraging. Take your time getting to know us, tell us a bit about you? Enjoy your evening.
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emoticon Hi ya, I'm Stacy

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We got half our walk done before the rain came he is dry and taking a nap.Wonder if he is Dreaming of walking in the sun shine. emoticon
Chili sounds a favorite of the team emoticon


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Fran I can just see you and Rancey walking between the rain drops. Really I hope it clears up enough for you to go. I got two cans of chicken chili at the 99¢ store. I take one can and add water to it to make chili soup.

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A chilly rainy day so we will try to walk between rain drops.
Mary hope you had a safe trip to house sit.

Chris glad you are getting help from the kids . I made Chili since everyone was talking about it a good meal for a cold rainy day. enjoyed coffee time.
Gloria glad you were able to go to lunch with you sister and niece and had godd and visit.

Katheryn sorry about the wheel chair

Shirley, enjoy you stay at home day and good plan about the locker .

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Finally, a day at home! I am beyond thrilled. I have so much I want to do, but realistically let's see how much I actually get done.

Kathryn, glad that you got your lease signed. An electric wheelchair would certainly help Ron get out and about.

Fran, glad that you are enjoying your new range!

Chris, I get that when we diagnose ourselves we can goof, so I take it your doctor didn't diagnose he/she just sent you to the Chiropractor. Mine sent me to the physio therapist so I get it. Still, sorry that you were so worried.

Gloria, good idea marking your mailbox. I used some sparkly nail polish on my lock, so I'll never lose it again.

Time for me to get off the computer. Hi to anyone I've missed and I hope that everyone has a great Saturday.

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Good morning. Read the post. Will answer when I have computer on.


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emoticon Good morning! I was up early but have been taking my time. Nothing drastic to do other than daily chores but I do want to give my bird's cage a washing up - her toys, bottom of cage, etc. It's up to 30 degrees here, chilly outdoors but so cozy indoors. I'm in for the weekend.

Shirley, what a terrible time you had, finding your locker. I have a sticker on my mail box so it's easier to find in the rows of mail boxes in our lobby. Nail polish is a great idea too. You're doing a lot of exercising in the water and that's great but what do you mean, your ankle snapped? That sounds painful.

Nan, you're so right about how dark it is without snow! Of course the front of our building is lit up like daylight, they put new lighting at each parking spot in front of building and every driver can see really well to park & get out of their car. You don't live far enough north to have six months of darkness, do you?? I surely hope not.

Kathryn, my rent is cheaper in this seniors apartment building than it would be in other buildings too. It's pretty expensive renting these days, isn't it? I do hope Ron can get an electric wheelchair, keeping fingers crossed for him.

Chris, I'm really worried about Bernice's leg, especially all the pain she is going through. It doesn't sound right to me. How very nice that Ashley will be coming for lunch with you, that makes eating more enjoyable - your chowder sounds awesome!

Mary, enjoy housesitting - how long will you be there?

Hi to everyone reading the posts. Wishing everyone a super nice Saturday and whatever you're doing today, do it with a smile!
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Good Saturday morning to you all.

I slept so well and late too!
My back was not stiff this morning, so I imagine the soreness from the chiropractor appointment has dissipated.

Coffee is good on this cold day. In the 20s.
Sun is shining and life is good.

Shirley, I don't blame my doctor at all.
The symptoms could very well have come from a couple other back issues and that is why I was sent to a chiropractor. I also got a call from an orthopedic doctors office, but still figuring out if I should go, or just roll with the chiropractor.

In all honesty, when I looked at my symptoms online, it looked worse than perhaps is was.

Your ankle, Shirley!! Injured again and then you had to search for your locker? emoticon The nail polish is a great idea!

Kathryn, I am so sorry to hear about the mix-up with Ron's appointment and that the wheelchair will have to wait.
Good thing time is flying and December is right around the corner.

Gloria, Bernice's leg sounds so bad. I pray that there will be solution found and healing begins.
I am glad you all went out.

Mary, I hope you got away safely.

Fran, I will see you at coffee.
Having German coffee today. Mmmmm.

Marsha, I thought of you at the chiropractor and remember how you would be sore afterwards too. I did like them at "tenes" (sp) unit.
How are you feeling this weekend?

Faith, dear friend across the pond...how are you doing?
We miss you.

Cathe, still reading? Hope you are well.

DanLin, what are your plans for the weekend?
Is it a little cooler down there? Hope you feel better.

Sarah, enjoy you day! You are doing great.

Nan, got seafood on the menu? I am craving some shrimp.

Hello to all our other team mates.
@insh8p are you doing alright? We have missed you.

I will be slowly and carefully doing some things around the house with lots of breaks.
Maybe some cross-stitch.
Ashley will come over for lunch.
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Fran my stove is like that too. I had to learn witch was witch but I have. I use to turn on the front when I had my pot on the back burner. It was funny but you can't laugh when you are hurrying to get dinner on. I sm glad you like your new stove.

Hubby will not be able to see about the new wheel chair until December. I am pretty upset about that but what can you do. I just hope after all this he gets an electric wheelchair.

Am going to the 99¢ store today. I hope I can pick up some rice pudding for our sweets day. I also hope I can get some soup, chili and rice mix. Will also look at shampoo and cream rinse.

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It's 45 feels like 41 but started out in the lower 30's today. Fit quote for today: Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.--Charles Simmons Motivational quote for today: If you are afraid of failure you don't deserve to be successful--Charles Barkley Almost all green on my Versa just missed active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and had 15,058 steps yesterday. Got in a great Arms (Biceps/Triceps) and 20 min treadmill walk this afternoon.

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Coffee hour day this morning. I have some new mint chocolate coffee to try. I will be passing on the pastries. Hubby going to the VA clinic to see about getting an electric wheelchair.

Lease all signed and the rent went up more than we thought it would. But it is $300 dallors less than what we had to pay at the old place.

Just got s call from hubby and there was a mess up with his appointment they said it was yesterday not today so we don't know yet if he's going to get a wheelchair or not he's going to go talk to his primary care doctor to see if he can get them see him today since he's out there waiting for another call from them to find out what's going on in the meantime I'm just resting at home.

Shirley so sorry to hear you hurt your ankle again and had trouble finding your locker glad you found it after all.

Gloria so sorry Bernice is having such a hard time with with her leg hope the doctors at the hospital can fix her right up.

Chris I am so sorry to hear you are in such pain but glad the chiropractor found the problem and it's fixing you right up.

Fran glad you found a good sale on baking Goods and had a nice lunch out.

Nan I hate it when I lose a long post. We are having a warm spell here to got up to 79 here today this is not like normal November weather.

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Barely made it to an aqua sculpt class this morning, then did an hour of laps. On one lap, just doing the front crawl, I hurt my right ankle again and heard/felt it snap. Then after my time in the hot tub I showered and couldn't remember where my locker was because all the locks looked the same and there are hundreds of lockers and I was really in a hurry so as not to be late for class. This afternoon I am putting nail polish on my lock so this NEVER happens again. It took me about 20 minutes of wandering around in my towel before I got my locker open. I had made a carrot/ginger soup for lunch that was truly disgusting and since it's Friday my day better start looking up soon.

Chris, your doctor is worse than incompetent to misdiagnose you so badly and scare the dickens out of you like that. There are other doctors find someone who knows what they're doing. Having said that, of course, I am so thankful that it's just muscle pain, and very treatable. You'll be better in no time - thank goodness. So nice that Ashley can come for some quality time and to help you move things around the house. Have fun!

Fran, so nice that you could enjoy time with your cousin. Wonderful that she knew of a store with baking supplies on sale. I'm looking forward to hearing about your Christmas baking adventures. I need some inspiration this year.

Mary, so nice that you can spend some time in London babysitting your daughter's house. Will Jim have transportation while you are in London or will he be stuck at Harv's? A fun photo of you and Jim. You really look happy in it!

Nan, I love hearing from you. It is aggravating to lose long posts.

Gloria, so glad that you got to spend the day with Bernice and your niece before your sister has to go into hospital. Praying that the doctors can help her.

Well, the day is going quickly. I'm so tired. Maybe I can talk John into starting a fire. Hi to anyone I've missed and I hope that everyone has a great day.





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Mary, how long will you stay at Becky's house? And how did Jim take that news when you told him? Good for you to have a bit of holiday, enjoy your time there! I love that pic of you & JIm out by the fire and you look great in glasses! You don't need to wear them all the time?

Chris, I'm making Chili today too! What a nice coincidence! You'll love having Ashley over, it's so nice of her to help you and to bring supper.

Hi to everyone, haven't scrolled down and read all the posts yet.

I had a great day out yesterday with Bernice and our niece Mame. We went to Bernice's favourite thrift store, I picked up some awesome Christmas ornaments and have them on my book case. Not too early for me to decorate, makes Christmas last longer. We ate at a restaurant I'd never been to before and we'll be going back there many times! The food was so delicious, I told the waitress I'd like to marry the chef, lol. It passed all tests - comfy seats, good food, cheerful staff, reasonable prices and a very clean place!

After we ate, Bernice asked to be taken home so we took her and went in to visit for a while. She is in constant pain with the infection in her leg, the doctors can't seem to heal it and the nurse who comes in daily, puts on bandage from just below her knee to her toes! She is not doing well with the pain and I feel so bad for her. She's going to a hospital in another city soon, to have her leg checked with specialists and I pray they can help her. But she did love coming out with us and I so love this sister of mine!

Sun is shining brightly now, it's a cold, clear day. We get a bit of flurries off and on but can't really call it snow, not yet!

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Fantastic picture, Mary! The snow was really coming down.
Wish we were getting snow like you....it is so dark without it.

Chris, great Ashley is coming to help you. Andsuch good news re your back being just (?) overworked.

Shirley, good that you are taking care of your ankle. All that driving is a pain, but so worth it.

Fran, how is the new stove working out? It's almost time to start your Christmas cookies. Don't worry, you will do fine at the airport. Maybe you could get on one of those little golf-like carts they have in airports to take people to their concourses. Bill used one in Seattle and thought it was wonderful. You can always ask for assistance.

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Mary, that's a good bit of snow!
Be careful.

Fran, Ashley is on her way.
I came home early, as I was really sore working. So did have of my accounts today will do half Monday.

Gloria, did you have a good day, yesterday?

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Great picture of you and Jim sorry about all the snow drive safe glad you have Jim to help to you .
Chris Enjoy your day and time With Ashley and your Chili . with the weather you are having it sounds like a good plan .
Sun is out but its cold 28 degrees ! so we will wait to go walking . time to get ready for my day and get my Spark on emoticon emoticon

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Chris u take care. Hoping your Friday goes smoothly.
No getting out of the main gate right now. I know I can get to the gate but there is a very steep hill to the hwy , have to wait for Jim to get up. we got maybe 10 inches of the white stuff.

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Good morning and happy Friday.

Looking forward to getting work done, today. Ashley will be coming over, bringing some chili, she made. She says it is her best batch ever. emoticon

She will also be helping me around the house, lifting and moving things for me. Yay!

So, the sooner I get on the road, the better.

Only going into the 40's and it is windy. I love it!

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Love the photo, Mary. Have a safe trip.



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Here is a snow picture of us, Jim K was supposed to get the fire in it too but he is not good with cell phones , still a great shot




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Time has flew by today

Snowing here, I would like it to stop

I am off tomorrow to go to London to babysit my daughters house while she going to see Vada
I only have to go there because she has her Son's and his ex's dogs, she is taking her dog Buddy with here. Sooooooooooo I am going to really have a mini vacation! and guess who I haven't told yet??? Ohhhhhhhhhh well, he will know tomorrow. I just didn't say anything because I was not sure when she was going to get away, she told me today and there was never A RIGHT time to tell Jim. emoticon


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Racey and Went walking before I went to breakfast with the cousin I went to high school with . enjoyed our visit a the food was great ! they had a baking sale at a store on the south hill she was going so asked if I wanted to go silly question . I got some of my baking supplies for my holiday baking.
We enjoyed another walk when I got home. And some washing started.
Chris hope the appointment went well today. And you were not in pain since had to go to work afterwards .

Shirley way to go on the gym visit took today off since I was going to breakfast. Boot camp tomorrow. Hope your snow melts .
Kathryn hope you get the paper work done for your Apt.



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Hi friends.

Shirley, thank you for lighting a candle and saying a prayer.

I love the chiropractor and the receptionist.
Wonderful!
I was there two hours.

Turns out I just really overworked and agrivated the muscles on either side of my spine and tailbone, and they are so tight they are putting lots of pressure on my nerves and making my scoliosis worse than it actually is.
She said I actually am in great shape!
Strong, flexible and no disc problems. My work has helped me in general, but all that moving on and on took me over the edge.

I had a wonderful massage, some manipulation, and the tens unit.
Life is good.
I will be going back and there is a weight lifted off if my shoulders knowing it is fixable.
Just have to take it easy and let things relax again.

Whew!

Shirley, I love having nuts in the car for snacking too

Kathryn, love less rent for a better place. Nice!

Fran, loved your blog.

Gloria, hoping Bernice could join you ladies and you had a wonderful day.

Everyone, have a great evening!

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I went to the gym this morning right after breakfast and was able to make it home just before 1p.m. so I could have lunch at home. Life is good! It was so nice to drive home in the light and not be driving through rush hour. I am hoping that I will always get to the gym early for as long as I'm going. Which means I'll try and get devotions and question of the day up, but won't be able to chat until I get home and have lunch. I am also going to put a small amount of nuts in the car so I can have a small snack on the way home and not be so hungry!

Fran, we got snow last night ....and it's not really melting yet! lol I guess that winter is here. I read your blog and I'm so excited for you that you have the date to go visit Tom! I can hardly wait to hear about your pre-trip baking as I'm hoping for inspiration. I'd like to get some Christmas baking done this year myself and am nervous as it will be strictly gluten free.

Chris said a prayer and lit candle for your visit to the Chiropractor. Tell us how it goes.

Kathryn, seems like you visit the leasing office a lot. Hope that you get it all straightened out!

Hi to anyone I've missed and I hope that everyone has a great day!

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Going to the leasing office to sign a new lease today. We have been at them since May to have this done. Our rent will go up as the rent is based on our income. But it will still be less then we paided at the old apartment and this is a nicer building.





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It's 34 feels like 23 with a high of 43 and no chances of rain today. Fit quote for today: First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.--Epictectus Motivational quote for today: Your best days are still out in front of you.--Joel Osteen All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and had 15,096 steps yesterday. After a gym rest day today it's back into the gym tomorrow early afternoon for Arms (Biceps/Triceps) and might change up my cardio and get on the treadmill or elliptical for 20 min steady cardio.

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Good morning.

Today is the big day. Going to the Chiropractor. emoticon Nervous, yet excited.
Hoping for a good outcome.

I also go to the high profile account, early afternoon, so I wonder if I will be feeling better, the same or hardly able to move.
No need to worry. It is what it is and it will become what we make it.

Gloria, I am praying for sweet Bernice, as always. You, too, my friend. emoticon

Better get some work done, since my appointment is at 9:45.

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Good morning from our house
just got home from and the gym finishing up breakfast then we go walking a rake some leaves.
need to get things done around the house.
sun is out but chilly so sweaters for both of on the walk.
Chris glad the car passed

Sorry about the elections the right person got elected Mayor I hope so she talked about big plans we see . they passed a bill that they can on charge 30. dollars for car tabs did it once years ago it passed but lost in court battles and they all ready heading to court .
peppers sound good i make the hamburger filing and have the peppers on he side.

Gloria yes i will be praying for your sister

Shirley emoticon getting help with the gym hope the new exercises continue to help

Kathryn, i had a chocolate with the left over Halloween candy until I took the left over.
s to the Church Thanksgiving food drive yes it was on the list .
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Running so far behind today. I am just running, running. I will have lunch and then head off to the gym. Yesterday I did 20 min on the stationary bike, 30 min lap swimming, and then there was an aqua fit class that I was able to join! The physio therapist session went great and it turns out that since I am a senior, OHIP will pay for a few sessions so I'm feeling good about that. She gave me completely different exercises than the physician's assistant and they don't hurt at all! Added bonus she told me to start small (5 minutes small) on the treadmill! Also she told me not to ice, but to use heat. John noticed this morning that I didn't seem to be as wobbly walking, so maybe there is some hope in all this madness!

Mary, when you're ready to go to the gym then you will go. Trust yourself and your body. For me, I just can't take the pain when I try to walk anymore and am committed to doing something....but I've been having problems since last April, so why am I only ready now? Who knows, but listen to yourself without guilt or any negative feelings. I am totally with you about just wanting to swim and use the hot tub and sauna. Apparently, for me, the hot will reduce the inflammation in my ankle joints.

Chris, I am relieved that you were able to vote. Everyone should have and use a vote. As for joining a gym, never say never. I thought I would never go back as we have a really great exercise room, but, it turns out that I need to swim. The stuffed peppers sound good. I am really sticking to my weekly meal plan and I think it is saving us money. However, I need to see how the month goes before I'm sure about that.

DanLin, glad that you are happy using your fitbit and seeing the number go up. I use a Garmin, but the same sort of thing. Hope that your tummy feels better soon.

Kathryn, I've never had bone spurs, but they sound painful. Heal fast! Glad you have figured out a way to pay your bills online. So happy that you've switched doctors to one that is more sensible about a gout diet. Once a week is plenty for the "no-list" and it's good that you're taking it slow. When you cut out everything from the "no-list" there can be severe nutritional deficiencies that need to be addressed. I hope that he also told you that the high purine veggies do not have any effect on gout. As well, cherries are so beneficial (no, they don't know why). John, as well as all our friends who have suffered from gout, take 4 oz pure cherry juice each morning to prevent gout attacks...AND it WORKS!!!! John has not had another attack since his first one, although a few plane rides have left him uncomfortable. However, you can get cherries, artichoke hearts, and all the other good for gout superfoods just about anywhere in the world.

Gloria, saying a prayer for Bernice. She has been through so much this year. If all goes well, you'll have a really busy week this week! Enjoy!

Yesterday at the grocery store I saw and bought re-usable produce bags so I don't have to put things like celery or radishes in plastic bags. The cashier said that she's seeing a lot of people using them. I think it was $5 for 4 bags, so I bought two sets for us and one for Sam as we tend to buy a lot of produce. Sam talked me into buying produce bins for the refrigerator that keep your produce fresh longer than the crisper, so I'll keep my produce bags in my re-usable grocery bags so I can use them when I shop. I haven't eaten yet and I'm hungry!!! Hi to anyone I've missed and I hope that everyone has a great day!

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Gloria so sorry to hear your sister is not doing well, sending up emoticon emoticon


Chris hubby says no to the peppers but think I will get a few things like that for me to have. He has his salmon days and I don't like salmon. I had ramen noodles last night and that is not as healthy as some other things are. I need to think of me more often.

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emoticon Good morning. I meant to come in earlier but got doing 'this 'n that' and the hours just flew by! I have a friend coming any time now. She's a photographer and has next year's calendar ready, it has her photographs on it, so she's bringing me mine and hopefully will have time for a little visit. Then my hairdresser comes this afternoon and Yay, it's haircut day! I cannot stand my hair when it starts growing down my neck so will be happy to have it cut.

Tomorrow my sister Bernice and I were going out with our niece Mame, for lunch. Bernice is not doing well, in a lot of pain and feeling ill, so not sure if she will be able to go. If not, we'll postpone and hope she can make it another day. Sad to see her going downhill. Les passed away 6 months ago and I don't want to lose her too. She's going through a bad time with a leg infection from when her dog scratched her lower leg about 9 months ago! A nurse still comes in daily to change the bandage, it is not healing at all! The pain from it is great and Bernice can hardly stand it right now. Say a prayer for her, will you please? I believe in the power of prayers.

Chris, I've never made stuffed peppers but they sure sound good! Can you bring me one over for my supper? And we'll have a nice visit together too.
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Hello to everyone, got to get cracking again. Be back later to read posts. Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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It's 50 feels like 48 with a high of 61 and chances of rain late this afternoon/early evening. Fit quote for today: Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.--Helmut Schmidt Motivational quote for today: Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.--Norman Schwarzkopf All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and had 17,117 steps yesterday. Today's workout plan is Back and 20 min turf walk then if time as I want to be someplace by 10AM or close there after Shoulders Giant Set and 5 min turf sprints 1 lap jog and 1 lap walk.

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Kathryn! What a surprise to see you here so early! I like it, but sorry you have not slept well.
I see you found lots of positives.
You are awesome!

Stauffers does have a good one and not many calories.
Tonight will be homemade. I have some huge peppers and I remembered to pull the ground beef out of the freezer.

Nice to hear Ron can enjoy something from the do not eat list once a week.
Sensible

Have a good day.

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Chris stuffed peppers sounds so yummy. I have not made that in some time. I think I will put that on my menu for.this coming week. I use to love getting the Stouffer's ones I wonder if hubby would like some. His new doctor says he can eat things form the no eat list one thing a week. This week he had Lima beans and ham and did not have a problem. We are taking it slow and easy. I plan to give him one thing a week and see how it goes. He has a med to take if he had a flare up. Beef is on his no eat list and the peppers are stuffed with rice and beef.

I binged on candy store chocolates yesterday and I have joined the tame your sweet tooth challenge and I will work on getting back on tack. With eating all that caffeine along with drinking two cup diet coke and a huge cup of coffee I can not sleep tonight. I went to bed at 9 and only slept until 12 am. I am looking on the positive side I have peace and quiet to do my Sparking and I will do some strength training. I have set an appointment with my self to do some at 4:30 so will keep that appointment. It is a promise to myself to get healthy. I have put off strength training to many days now. It is good for me so will do it.




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Good morning and happy Wednesday.
My car passed inspection, but they didn't have time to do a diagnostic on my rear defroster. Will be heading back first thing this morning.

It will be a this and that kind of day and stuffed peppers and rice for supper.

What do you have planned for the day?

Oh. Election did not go the way I hoped, but that's how it goes sometimes.



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Thought i had been in to visit a nice day walking the gym and raking in the yard and watched Basket ball we won ! emoticon


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Your future is created by what you do today not tomorrow

Katheryn glad you figured out how to pay the bills


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Danlin I love rice cakes but have not had them in some time as I never think about things only I like. Hubby thinks they are tastless.

Chris we are getting older and will have to adjust and do the best we can. My foot is now acting up, bone spurs. I have arthritis and it is no fun. I was able to take a long walk today and feel lucky to have done that.

Shirley glad to hear you're in less pain and got some good sleep

Fran I was able to do my bills at the bank and next time will do them at the library. They have computer there.



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Hello .was able to go vote today and then we went to a movie, went to see Countdown, a very good movie,

So far I have put 301 steps on my Fitbit for today, hopefully I will sleep better tonight.

My tummy still feels upset and I am not hungry, think I will just have rice cakes for dinner,

Hope everyone had a good day! hugs,,,,,


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I don't want to work out, Chris, I want to go swimming , I want to relax in the jacuzzi, and go in the sauna , you are talking to the weird person who has to take very fast showers because of our water, LOL, I guess I have developed some kind of THING about not leaving my place alone?!?!?!?!




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Mary, don't feel bad. I haven't been in a gym since the 70s.
I hate being around people working out and will not be going again.

I ended up voting. Everyone there was really bummed about it being such a poor ballot. Even the ones who had a candidate.



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Good morning Ladies, we have some sun. Good day to put things away out of the yard before the snow comes.


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Shirley Thumbs up to you, I am shamed, I am 10 minutes from my gym, it has everything, even 2 pools and I do not make myself go. I even get a reduced rate of 42.00 a month. Shame on me


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It's 37 feels like 36 with a high of 61 and no chances of rain today. Fit quote for today: The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.--Wilson Mizner Motivational quote for today: The part can never be well unless the whole is well.--Plato Almost all green on my Versa just missed active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and had 15,087 steps yesterday. Today's workout plan is Legs and 10 min turf walk then Chest Giant Set and 5 min turf sprints.

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Today I go to see the physio therapist which I am really looking forward to. Then I'll do a bit of shopping before I head to the gym. My days consist of going to the gym. It is a 50 mile round trip, plus the time there so basically for the next 6 weeks that is my life. I'm not complaining because I know how blessed I am to be able to afford to go. After the 6 weeks are up, if I still need swim time I will join the local gym which is $141 for 6 MONTHS instead of $107 for 3 WEEKS!!!! However, the swim time at the local gym is much, much more limited and I'm not even sure that I'll be able to get a lap lane. Plus the water is freezing and there is no stationary bike or hot tub or sauna to reduce the swelling in my ankle. I should get an ankle brace as doctor suggested and if the physio therapist also recommends one then I will get one. Sam had conflicting information from the doctor and physio therapist regarding ankle braces, so I'm waiting to see. So far my ankle is still swollen and both of them hurt. Mind you, she did say it was a bad sprain on my right ankle in addition to the tendon damage on both ankles. Goodness, I swore I would never be one of those old women who drone on about their health and yet here I am! lol

Fran, glad you made it to the gym. Since I am spending a lot of money on my fancy gym and I know it's only for 6 weeks, that is my life for now. I am blessed to be able to focus on my health and healing. I'm so blessed in having a partner who loves and supports me and is willing to take up the slack (i.e. my chores) while I run off to the city every day. Great to have a healthy dinner and know that you're back on track. Especially with your Christmas trip coming up.

Gloria, I always go in with John because sometimes he "forgets" things the doctor says that he doesn't want to hear (like limiting exercise for a bit, he always forgets if the doctor says that). I'm still okay on my own for some things, but like someone else for the serious stuff so I don't miss anything. It's so nice of your niece to help you with your fall cleaning, she's a real blessing to you. Hope that your tummy is better today.

Danlin, hope that your tummy settles down so you can vote today.

Kathryn, people want to get paid so I'm pretty sure that your bank will help you straighten things out.

Chris, we need to be grateful for any improvement, no matter how small, because it shows that we are slowly moving in the right direction. Now my ankle only hurts when it's weight bearing, so I'm able to sleep at night again and I'm so thankful for that. I hope that your chiropractor is able to help you. I can't believe that you can't vote in your area, that doesn't sound very democratic. I guess that because we have so many parties we always vote, actually we always vote. The leader of our national Green party stepped down yesterday which is interesting. She is good and the Green party got their first ever seat under her leadership and last election they won 3 seats which is a historic first. I believe that the Green party will continue to win an increasing number of seats as younger people reach voting age. It's good that you're taking Thanksgiving a bit at a time instead of trying to do it all at once.

That's about it here. John went with me to Service Canada yesterday and the lady was so nice and helpful with my application for the old age pension. She stamped everything approved in front of us, sent an electronic approval, and assured us that my papers would be in the courier bag for that day's pickup. I was really impressed with the service. Hi to anyone I've missed and I hope that everyone has a great day.

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