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Tina, Congratulations on your yard improvement...and with visitors to enjoy it too! thanks for sharing the photos

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Tina - your new yard looks inviting.

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Joyce - that is one long to-do list! You can do it, one thing at a time.

Karri - letting go is hard but freeing at the same time. emoticon I got the same WTW journal! Still waiting on delivery. Your 4th sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate.

Today the kiddos and I are going to do a quick clean of the garage and I plan on going to the consignment shop and Goodwill this afternoon. Yesterday the sod for our back yard was finally put in! Hubby is going to have my BIL (who is coming from CA tomorrow with his family for a week) help put the pavers out for the firepit and get it all set up. I am beyond thrilled to have it done. We've been here 2 years with and unusable back yard, just sand, rocks and weeds, plus our raised garden beds we put in this year. I'll give it a try to post some photos.


















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Joyce, that is a lot to do!! Keep a log and and an ongoing list like on Evernote or Excel!!

I finally got rid of a few of Pop's (my Dad's) things that were weighing me down. I'm glad I did, but I'm feeling sad at the same time and I don't understand why!? Guess I'll have to work that one out with my therapist on Monday. I still have a few things to get rid of, but I'm in no rush since these things had me feeling so emotional.

I'm excited for the 4th, we get to see/hear small cannons go off (like real cannons! not loaded, just powder)! Unless it is cancelled due to rain. I'm so excited we got invited this year!! People will wear masks and keep distance of course, but I'm so glad it is still happening!

I had wanted the whole family to get together the next day, because we are the only part of the family invited, probably because me and DH are veterans, but DH wants to have his time to rest off of work, and I can't blame him.

I ordered a book from Cultivate What Matters from their Write the Word collection about being more confident in who you are in HIm. I'm hoping to buy one for my BFF in MS and that we can go through it together. Depends on how much money I have left over from spending what I sold Pop's thing for. I promised myself something frivolous and that is what I'm getting. I'm getting a glass teapot with warmer (you use a tealight) for flowering teas (mainly green teas with edible flowers). I can't wait to get it!! I will post images!! It even comes with beautiful glass cups. I'm so excited!!!!



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July 1st is here! Push the refresh button! emoticon and off we go!

Sign up with Utilities in the new location; since medicare is county related, check to see if I have to change health insurance and then my doctors; get renters insurance added to my homeowners insurance (which we have to keep until the house is sold)
contact a realtor; ...... Woah! Make a list and keep it out of your brain. emoticon

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I have been really struggling with fatigue due to some medication changes both for the depression and the back. I also had been struggling a lot with the binge eating. The eating is getting better, by the grace of God. The fatigue I am learning to manage with an afternoon sleep time. It cuts into what I can do during the day but gets me through the day.

Karri - glad you have a good therapist. I too struggled with my depression when my kids were young. It was hard to have them see me in the state I was in. They are adults now and understand better what I go through. They realize that it is just part of who I am. Pray for God's peace for them.

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Hannah, hope your knee feels better

Joyce, good luck on all of the choices you have ahead of you! May God lead you and guide you to the right one, I'm sure He will!!

MOMPOIRIER, how are you doing?

Had a really rough therapy day and feel like just curling up in the bed and crying emoticon But it is the day I wash the bedding, so I'm stuck hiding out in the office and trying not to be around the kids too much. I'm holding it together, but just barely. I think I just need a day for things to sink in and then I'll be okay enough to make it to my next therapy session. I see lots of journaling in my future!! I'm doing okay-ish right now, but the door to the office is open and I can hear the kids, so I'm making sure my 'mask' is on enough that I'm not weeping. They know that Mom had a rough day at therapy, but that I won't talk to them about it till they are much older. They know some of what I went through, per their age, because they need to know why Mom goes through some of the things she goes through.

Sorry, got off on a tangent there.

My sweet pupper is keeping me close company except when something exciting sounding happens in the other rooms. But for the most part she is right beside me.

OH! On a side note, I got Thrive mascara in an Ipsy bag and LOVE it, comes off so easy in a nice warm shower with a good face soap. So, I decided to try the eyeliner. No smudging, not even when I cried. Now let's see how hard it is to get off!!! So far, I love it, it is a 24 hour wear eyeliner.

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Lots of decisions to make. Hope your new place will feel like "home" soon.

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emoticon emoticon We get 'keys' to the apartment July 17 which is a Friday.
But I work the week-end. So movers are scheduled for Wed 22nd.
Will sleep in new place July 22nd and keep on setting up and clearing the 'old' house for marketing.
There is the big debate...sell the house as is; fix a few things; really fix it up and hope for a better return on money. And does being out in middle of no where affect the % on these choices.

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Joyce - so glad you got to see your Dad! When do you officially move?

Kerri - a good therapist is amazing. I've been with mine for about 4 years now and having that good sense of being able to go into the dark places and trust someone that deeply makes a huge difference. Here's to good progress!

Things are going ok here. Knee continues to heal, feel a bit lonely having the kids at their dad's for the weekend. Struggling with being single, but I know God has done so much the past few years and its a season.



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Karri - sorry to hear that you are going through a rough time, (been there). Sounds like you're in good hands with your therapist, and of course the Lord's.

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Joyce, SO glad you are going to get to have a sewing space AND get to see your Dad!! PTL!!

Going through a rough patch here. I need to pick up my crochet hook or get on my sewing machine, both are good therapy for me and I have not touched them in a week. Today has been especially rough and my doggo is at the groomers, and normally she would be right by me during a time like this and so I'm missing my shadow girl. But she needed the pamper day, she loves it there. Therapy has been very good but very hard. Some of the most difficult but effective therapy I've ever been through. I really like my new therapist (been with her 6 months now) and she is the only therapist I've ever had that is willing to do the difficult things, go the difficult places. Other's just talked around it. God knew what He was doing when He put her in my life. And I'm very glad for it.

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Yes, we rented a 3 bedroom....makes the down-sizing less traumatic. I will sew again!

It was so important, emotionally, for me to hug my Dad again. Now I can handle having him locked down in Assisted Living. Hope to have 'outdoor' visits in a month or so. But will not be allowed 'touching'. So this was very special.





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Joyce -will you have a sewing space at your new place?

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Nice projects! My sewing machines are put up. We needed that space to sort and store items to go with us into town.
It has been years since I have had NO sewing machine set up and available.

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Karri - the ditty bag sounds like a fun project. My next project is to make pillows out of the cross stitches I did for my sisters.

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Hi Joyce!!!

Elizabeth, they thrift store I frequent the most is doing afghans for veterans, so most of the yarn goes to that. But they have great fabric finds! I'm almost out of yarn till I can buy more at the end of the month, so I'm going to start on a sewing project as soon as I'm out of yarn. I was going to finish my DD12's circle skirt, but she is growing, and I don't want to finish the waist and then have it be too tight come fall (it is a heavier material, so will be a fall/winter skirt, elastic waist), so I'm going to make a 'ditty bag' for my car, it's a garbage bag that holds your cell phone, spare cash and has a few extra pockets for pens and such. very nifty!!

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Karri - Happy you found something you like to do. I used to sometimes find yarn at the second hand store - just a thought for future projects.

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Hanna, glad to hear your daughter is doing a little better! Will be praying for the both of you emoticon

Elizabeth, yay for new sewing machine!!! I'm so excited for you!!! emoticon

I've been watching a fun show and crocheting, I needed a break from the social media and news. Ooof. I'm having to keep up some to answer my kids questions. And squash the exaggerations and lies that some are posting on social media. But crocheting and watching a fun show has been relaxing. I'm making my first afghan, and it is going to be a lot more expensive than I anticipated, I made it a lot wider than I intended! It is going to be vertical stripes instead of horizontal so that I can manage the size!!

I asked DH to make me an appointment for my thyroid ultrasound and a referral for a podiatrist since the doctor can't seem to figure it out and I have diabetes and you don't mess around with feet when you have that, when he called to make his appointment. He downplayed the urgency, I'm sure. His appointment is at the end of the month. My appointments are next week. Or maybe the cardiologist is just that busy. Who knows. But, I got him to make the appointment. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon New sewing machine!!! emoticon

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I bought a new sewing machine yesterday, a Viking Emerald 118. It is so quiet. It is basically like my old machine so I am very comfortable with it.Will soon be working on projects that had to be left undone.

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So glad you got that apartment, Joyce!! Even though you will have a lot to clean out after so long, it will be so freeing to get rid of anything you donít need. I have been purging a lot of stuff from my household lately, and its so good. Do you have anyone who can come over and help you with it? My friend and I have been tag teaming each otherís homes for projects. It goes so much faster and easier that way.

Karri Ė did your husband get that referral to the cardiologist? I hope they get him in quick!

My daughter is behaving better. Ex decided to back me up and explain that rules would be the same at his place, so she has decided not to move. He is now coming over after getting off work every morning (he works graveyard shift) to get her out of bed and to talk to him about her day to hold her accountable. Hopefully, this goes ok. I really do need things to change with my daughter, but I made him move out for a reason and it is hard to have him here.


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Wow! That was/is fast. At least that doesn't give you much time to linger over decisions about what to keep or not - that's a good thing, right?

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So later Thursday an apartment opened up and we will be moving July 17...
That puts us seriously into packing, sorting etc. We have lived here 25 years and my do we accumulate stuff.!
I see reduced computer time for the next 8 weeks. I still love all of you ladies, but I may not be here regularly. Joyce

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emoticon to see your sign in again, Jenn! Reclassifying diagnosis is a great thing because the therapy and medication will be more focused.
I will put you and teen daughter on my personal prayer list for the month of June.

Hubby has a parathyroid acting up and it is causing difficulty to his kidneys which are already in Stage 3 Failure. Thanks for asking. We are hoping to move to an apartment and be rid of the stairs in our house, for him, and I get to stop driving home at 11pm through the deer crossing my rural Missouri roads.

I am relieved for your husband, Karri. Thank You, God.

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emoticon Jenn! Sounds like you have had a lot of wonderful and difficult things going on in your life.

DH got his other appointment done and is going to make an appointment to see about getting a referral to a cardiologist. I'm relieved. I'm hoping he gets the referral done today. I'm hoping it won't take too long for him to see the cardiologist.

I'm due for my thyroid test, to see how the abnormailty on my thyroid is doing. Hoping to get that taken care of soon.

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emoticon Indeed it does sound like you've had much going on in your life.
God bless.

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Hey, its been forever since I've been in here. Jumping back into Spark with new motivation. Life is a bit over hard right now, but God has done a bunch in the past couple of years. For example:

1. My abusive husband is gone and we are divorced
2. Once he left I could actually take better care of myself and lost 50 pounds in 2019
3. I've learned all sorts of stuff about how much God loves me and have been really blessed.
4. My bipolar disorder diagnosis of 14 years was overturned and reclassified at Complex PTSD due to an abusive marriage. They have been weaning me off of the Lamotrigine as I've been on it so long, but I'm doing soooo much better. I should be completely off within the next six weeks. Still struggling with some situational depressions due to some of the other challenges I'm facing.
5. I finished my Accounting degree and just graduated with a B.A.

The challenges are:
1. A knee injury that has lasted 20 weeks. I've just gotten to the point where I can walk outside with no crutches, just a walking stick, for about 15-20 minutes a day.
2. I gained 20 pounds back due to lack of excercise and difficulty cooking healthy food (hard to do when I couldn't stand). I've now got six of those pounds back off, so I'm improving.
3. A rebellious teenager who is now threatening to move in with her dad because she doesn't want to have to shower more than once a week, sleep/eat on any schedule, take her necessary meds, or do schoolwork.
4. Hard to find work or be motivated during this quarantine. Previous job is at a restaurant, which I can't do... and my Accounting degree isn't getting me a job cause no one is really hiring here since offices are closed.

That's me in a nutshell right now.

Good to see new faces. Good to see posts from people I remember.

Joyce - why is your husband having surgery?

(I'm Jenn, not hannah, by the way... Hannaprayer is an old email handle that I chose in reference to the Hannah of the Bible).



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Lets get this discussion thread into JUNE

So we are on the waiting list for an apartment to open up. But God is in control of all.
Dr office called and Hubby's surgery is scheduled for June 23d. Good. We only have to handle one thing at a time. Perhaps he will feel a lot better after surgery and the move will be easier.

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Thanks for the tip Joyce! I will remember that, lol!! It can be difficult, but she is a joy (most of the time!). I'm so glad your move is going well planned out and hope all goes well!!

Tina, mine dawdled to the point of not turning anything in for band for weeks, but they could not get a worse grade than they had in the previous quarter unless they failed the summative test, which they did not, so they passed even though they had stopped practicing. I would remind them, then their Dad would have a late meeting and practice would have to be delayed and then it just would not happen. Or I'd send them upstairs to the 2nd floor to practice and think they were doing it and would turn out later they were listening to youtube. I am so frustrated. I'm ready to yank them both out of band! But DH wont' have it. They love it, but when the 'carrot' was taken away (end of year concert, trip, all that jazz) they lost motivation.


Have a safe Memorial Day weekend everyone! emoticon


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Beautiful bag Joyce!

So is this the place you will be moving? One tour did it for you? YAY!!! I am so glad that this is happening for you. I will be praying that everything goes smoothly and that your home sells for a great price and quickly once you put it on the market.

We are just wrapping up the last of the school work. Everything is due by midnight tonight, so they are working hard to make sure it gets done. My DS12 and DD14 both have band videos they need to do and a couple assignments for their other classes. They dawdled a bit and now have to make up the time.

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Yes, a daughter with an independent streak is a good thing...although it can become a thorn between you. So remember this 'Independent Style' so in talks later you can compliment her while also insisting she follow your rules for 'one more year'....just sayin'!!

Tour went well. Hubby redid the finances and....we are off like a greyhound! Hope to move the heavy stuff and begin apartment living Late June-End July depending what opens up in the complex.
Then Hubby has surgery August
Then we will get the house sold before Thanksgiving Holidays

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Nice bag Joyce! I love the color!

I've made several headbands, the kind that are folded over like a burrito almost and you can unfold them to their full size if you want to. I had to look up the video on how to connect the ends, because the instructions were so vague, but fortunately the person who made the blog realized after several people complained of the same thing, and posted a video in the comments! I made the headband a little wider so that it can cover the ears without having to unfold it. I made two different colors so far, and two for my bff and two for me. I'll finish up the last of my mask making (finally) this weekend, at least until my new roll of elastic comes in at the end of the month. I'm also making an azure blue skirt for my DD12, skirts are the main thing that she wears, but do you know how hard it is to find decent skirts her style and size? Good Heavens! They think girls her age should be wearing mini skirts or something, and she wants them down to mid-calf or her ankles!! I love that she does her own style though, and doesn't care what other's think.

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5/16/20 12:38 P

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Sharp looking.

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Started that bag at 3pm; finished at 11pm. stopped for Evening Prayer with Hubby and made supper, did my calisthenics while watching one TV program with Hubby.
Nice, well rounded day off work


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Joyce, post pictures of the bag when you finish it, would love to see!

I'm back, finally, to making masks, I got so burnt out, I had to put all sewing on hold. I started back yesterday, and included some sewing for fun. I think that will be the key, to sew some for fun, and just a couple of masks. Getting the 15-ish I have left to make done will take longer that way, but I won't burn myself out on sewing that way either. I have some elastic coming in the mail soon, a huge amount, will get here at the earliest on the 19th, I need to check shipping and see where it is. Oh, well, now it is saying earliest is the 29th. Figures. But at least I'll have it for when people start needing more masks. I'm going to be making my BIL some masks, and he is picky, so I'm going to take my time on making his.

My depression is kicking in. I've just wanted to sleep, until last night, when my insomnia kicked in and I only got 2 hours of sleep. But I'm trying not to give in to it. To stay active. To keep the house clean. To do activities that make me smile. To get at least a certain amount of activity every day that I can.

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I am in the middle of working 5 of of 7 days. Tired already and a long way to go.

My mask making is also on hold....until people wear them out and ask for more. I think I will sew myself a new bag to carry to work. Have a style I love but need brighter colors.

We have an appointment for next Thursday May 21, to 'tour' an apartment and hubby has agreed to come and look and ask questions. We need to get out of this house with stairs and I need to stop driving this deer filled road at night when I get off work.

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Elizabeth, I hope your machine gets fixed soon!

Joyce, that is awesome about the postal gal, I know it feels awesome to know your stuff is being put to good use!!

I'm going to put mask making on hold for a few more days, I've been getting depressed and the thought of making more masks makes me more depressed. I like the thought of helping people, but the I burned myself out on mask making. I should have paced myself.

I'm making myself do chores around the house and go walking. I'm trying to get 7.5k steps a day, 500 more steps than last week.

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Was outside yesterday when the postal delivery came by...the gal was wearing the mask I made for her. Around her neck ready to pull up if 'close encounter' happened.
Made me feel good.

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Sounds like you have your hands full with sewing projects. My Chiropractor asked me to make masks for her staff but I had to tell her about my sewing machine and that she'll need to find someone else. Sewing should be fun and relaxing - don't let it stress you out.

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Elizabeth emoticon I'm so sorry to hear about your sewing machine!!! emoticon I'm glad you have the money to buy a new one soon though!!!

I'm tired of making masks and have been procrastinating and not realizing that was what I was doing. So the next few days I'm going to crank out what needs to be finished and be done with it. The only ones I'll need to do after that is if someone from the church needs one. But I'm not advertising, so there is that!

emoticon I have a few projects (quite a few) lined up to do, from making DD13 a circle skirt (almost finished with it, just never hemmed it or put on the elastic waistband) to an artist bag for my BFF for her birthday that has passed (but she knows I was busy making masks so understands, and I sent her a small gift in the meanwhile to let her know I was thinking of her). Lots of projects for May and I want to get at least half of them done!!

I'm doing a virtual walk of Vernal Falls (don't know where that is, will have to look up) on my Fitbit today. will be 15K steps in one day, so lots of walking outside and on the treadmill when it rains (is supposed to rain sometime today).

I tried making kids masks, but am finding that they are too small to make the folds. not exactly sure what to do with them, but am going to keep working on them and see what I can do. I've got a 3 year old that the Momma wants one for and I may just have to send her what I can make and say this is it, either it works or it doesn't. I think part of it is THat I'm out of the usual elastic and am using the cord stuff, and it is hard to get on right and difficult to work with and around I think I'll use yarn/crochet on the next one.

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My machine was not reparable so I am looking for a new/ used machine. I liked my Viking so I will probably get another one.

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Nice to use inheritance $ on something specific like that. My BabyLock machine was from my Grandmother's inheritance.

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If my Hubby can't fix it I still have some inheritance money from my Dad. (Thank you Dad)

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emoticon emoticon emoticon NO NO NO These do not go together!

Was a new sewing machine in your budget for the year? It could be fun!

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I had an interesting day yesterday. I was making masks and was using the steam iron when I smelled smoke. I turned around to see smoke pouring out of my sewing machine. I unplugged it and waited several minutes for it to stop. I have a 36 yr. old Viking. My husband took a look at it and found parts of the circuit board to be burnt. He is going to try and fix it. Needless to say my sewing projects are on hold for now.
On another note. My back is starting to feel somewhat better. I managed to get in some walking (10min.) and stretches yesterday.

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Tina, DH and I have been walking in the evenings for the last 3 days, I've only had to get on the treadmill to get my full 30 minutes once (that was the first night, I think he thought I was hinting at him and we walk further now, lol). It has been great! I love talking with him and enjoying the evening air! I'm hoping I can start walking with the girls in the mornings! I'm up to about 9k steps a day the past few days, till today, today I had appointments that had me doing a lot of sitting and driving. Don't even have 4k steps yet, but I will reach at least 7k (my daily goal this week) before I go to bed!!

Joyce, so glad you don't have to worry about that! And that your spirit is brighter!

I saw my therapist in person today. She told me all the precautions she is taking and so I went ahead and saw here, I have really missed her. I mean, seeing her on the computer screen is just not the same! She has some people who are high risk (ER workers, ambulance workers, etc) that she has asked to continue to do telemed to reduce risk, and anyone who is more susceptible to not feel free to continue the telemed if the feel more comfortable with that.

I'm so excited! I have a sourdough starter!! It's proofing and will be ready to make some bread tomorrow!! I could not bring myself to throw out any, so I can make two different things. I've got two jars now, lol, from the one I was given (I was told to proof it when I got home, and read up on what to do and it will be ready to use tomorrow, but I just could not bring myself to throw away any of the beautiful sourdough starter!!) So I think pretzels, and DH wants pizza dough, or a basic sourdough bread. I never did make an actual sourdough bread, I always made bagels or pretzels or other things but never just a simple bread. hm.



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Assisted Living looked through Dad's file and found he already has a financial DPO with my brother's name. Oh good!! YEAH!!! brother can take over worrying about the bills! I can stay out of it. !

Beautiful spring day here in the Ozarks! My spirit is brighter.

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Good morning!

It is a beautiful, sunny, but mild temp kind of day here. I've been walking with Hubby every night after dinner this week and it's been so good! I did sign us up for a virtual 5k through Fitbit and Prevention magazine for tomorrow. We do it at our own pace, walk or run, any time of the day. We'll probably go a little after breakfast.



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Thanks for the Spark Goodies. They gave a spark to my day.

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Our parents can become another child for us. God bless you for all you do for your father.

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