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PENNEY: INTERESTING. I JUST GOT NOTIFICATION FROM THE STATE OF WI THAT MY RETIREMENT CHECK WILL GO DOWN $50 A MONTH BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY ARE CALCULATING TAXES. THANKS A BUNCH. HERE IN WI OUR STATE TAXES ARE VERY HIGH. I DON'T THINK THE POWERS THAT BE ARE DEVOTED TO ANYTHING BUT PERPETUATING THEIR OWN STAYS IN OFFICE AND THAT INCLUDES HELPING THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR CAMPAIGNS. THAT'S WHY I'M IN FAVOR OF EVERY CANDIDATE GETTING THE SAME SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR AN ELECTION AND NOT A DIME MORE. FIRSTLY, THAT MONEY COULD WELL BE SPENT ON SOMETHING ELSE. SECONDLY, ELECTED OFFICIALS WOULD BE INDEBTED TO NOBODY. AND THIRDLY, THEY WOULD HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO WORRY ABOUT GOVERNMENT RATHER THAN FUNDRAISERS FOR THE NEXT ELECTION.

OK ENOUGH. I'M GETTING DOWN FROM MY SOAP BOX.

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Hello Everyone!
This situation with my Mom is very bad actually. I have 3 older brothers who have never done anything for her. It has always been me doing things for her. The one closest to my age is the Power of Attorney and if I get mad at him about anything with her then he wont' let me see her unless he is there and my other two brothers back him up. My Dad always protected me from all 4 of them but he died when i was 11 and they have been controlling and abusing me every since then. I moved away from all of them when i was 27 with my own family and have not even lived aroudn them since then but my brother did not help me with rent like i ask in 2000 and made me and my kids homeless and put me in a homeless shelter and a mental hospital when I didn't belong there! It has taken me since 2000 to get back on my feet again. It is a very crazy family. My Mom and brothers all have mental illness and my Mom has been addicted to prescription drugs my entire life and my brothers are all alcholics. None of them have had medications or treatment. I have been under a psychiatrist care for 22 years and had counseling so they all think I am the one that is crazy! lol I have 2 college degrees in Mental Health. I have worked 6 years with people with mental illness and substance abuse problems and worked for a year in two nursing homes as the Social Services Director so I have worked a lot with old people and watched them die. So I know what to expect with my Mom but they dont'. And they refuse to listen to me too. My son wants me to move to San Antonio with him and this is just stressing me out too much. There is nothing else that i can do for my Mom. We have been on lots of trips together and I realy have no regrest with her. She needs all her stregth to get through this and they are doing everything they can to keep me from seeing her. I am grievign a lot now. I have a close friend who is going through the same thing and I talk to her a lot and my counselor and some to Hospice. So I have lots of support!!! Thank you all for the kind words and support. I appreciate that so much. I am doing great thougth with my kids and that is my true family! We are very close and love to spend time together. My daughter is 28, and has my 3 year old granddaughter, my son is 26 and he is getting married in March to my daughter in law to be! So we are just focusing on that!!! Hope everyone has a great day today! Darla

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1/29/11 12:36 P

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CopperPenny:
I live far from Manhattan (an hour by train).
Most people can't afford to live in Manhattan.
The apartments are mostly condos, so they have to be bought (a mortgage payment + a high maintenance charge each month). I thought the Manhattan rental apartments cost in the $1,000s per month, but some of my students recently corrected me -- rent can be in the low $10,000s for a studio or one-bedroom in a "convenient" location.
I have to move soon, and I can only find possibilities in not-very-desirable areas far from Manhattan.

Siriradha:
I posted the You-T freebie, too. It looks like they're pushing to promote the product as much as possible because I keep seeing their ads for free samples.

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1/29/11 12:00 P

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emoticon GOOD MORNING! (CAPS FOR VI)

emoticon WE'RE SUPPOSED TO GET UP INTO THE 50S TODAY. I'M HOPING THAT'LL GET RID OF THE LAST OF THE SNOW. IT'S BEEN IN THE MID 40S FOR A FEW DAYS. MON/TUES WE'RE SUPPOSED TO GET HIT WITH FREEZING RAIN. THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT SNOW AS YET BECAUSE THE STORMS STILL OUT THERE.

emoticon WENT INTO OUR CHECKING & SAW WHERE OUR RETIREMENT FROM THE STATE (MO) TOOK A HIT TO THE TUNE OF $131.20. SEEMS OUR AGE IS PUTTING US IN A HIGHER BRACKET FOR THE STATE LIFE INSURANCE. WHEN WE REFINANCE THEY CHANGED THAT INSURANCE TO ACCIDENT INSTEAD OF LIFE. EVERYONE I TALKED TO THAT REFINANCED HAD THAT HAPPEN TO THEM ALSO. SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHINGS GOING UP.

emoticon SORRY FOR THOSE THAT AREN'T FEELING VERY WELL. KURT'S RIGHT ABOUT BOSSES NEEDING PROOF ABOUT BEING SICK THE ONES I HAD WHEN I WAS WORKING WERE LIKE THAT. WHEN I WENT TO THE DOCTOR I ALWAYS BROUGH IN A NOTE. AND IT SEEMED LIKE THE BOSSES THOUGHT IT DIDN'T APPLY TO THEM.

emoticon KURT, I'VE ONLY SEEN MOVIES OF NEW YORK. I'M THINKING YOU LIVE ALMOST IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. I'VE HEARD THT THAT'S ONE PLACE YOU NEVER WANT A CAR. HAVE YOU LIVED THERE FOR LONG? I ASK BECAUSE IT REALLY SEEMS LIKE YOU COULD FIND ANYTHING YOU WANTED WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.

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MEGANROYAL1, hope you're feeling better very soon!

I've got another free sample
www.drinkyout.com/free-sample/
This is a drink to promote urinary tract health

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1/29/11 9:35 A

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MEGANROYAL1:
Nowadays bosses want people to prove that they're sick.
I guess you proved it to him (maybe HE'LL be out next week).
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Things aren't great (they definitely could be a lot better), but I'm working somewhat, which is better than before. However, it has to get a lot better very soon -- this has taken too long.

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1/29/11 9:17 A

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Morning all--Sorry you're sick Meg---Hope you feel better!

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1/29/11 8:32 A

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emoticon I am finishing my breakfast at the computer. Next I am going to visit my daughter. We are going to go shopping for insulated window treatments for her new home. Their heating bill is humongous for a fairly new home with a heat pump. DH says it has been too cold for the heat pump.

Have a Frugal & Simple Weekend! emoticon

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Good Morning Everyone,
I am still sick today, but slowly starting to feel a little better. I went into work yesterday in an attempt to help get those numbers up, and after being there an hour, the boss said he didn't want everyone else getting sick and I should make the call if I wanted to go home. Boy was that maddening. I drove 35 minutes just to be told to go home. I could've stayed in bed....argh!

But I went home and relaxed the best I could. This morning, still the cough and light aches and a little sinus stuff. I sure hope this is gone by Monday. Have a great day all!


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1/29/11 8:21 A

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My friend and I went to a Gilbert & Sullivan concert last night. It was quite unusual; the audience was invited to sing along with the chorus. I've never seen performers and audience interact so much. Everyone had a "jolly good time."

Hope to get to the gym today, yet again. I'm aiming for 15 times this month. That's just about every other day. I've 12 days under my belt so I need to go today, tomorrow and Monday to meet my goal.

I restarted the PT exercises for my arm a couple of days ago and the pain was terrible. Yesterday there was a noticeable improvement. Got to keep it up.

Enjoy your weekend.

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1/28/11 6:09 P

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emoticon Looks like some of us need some TLC and extra C to speed recovery!

Happy Friday, all! Northern Virginia got mildly socked by snow/rain/sleet/snow on Wednesday. It took a day to get everything moving again, like our rail system and buses. Fortunately, I didn't have to go out at all and I didn't. We have a new bathtub and we're putting replacement tile around it with a decorative accent tile bordering the original tile that survived the tub installation.

Kurt, my hat's off to you - the school systems shut down around here when there's any kind of bad weather. Too many problems with kids getting stranded at school or on the way home in the past. I think a few counties still had schools closed today.

Anyway, taking a break from tile installation and getting ready to serve up some beef barley soup before I get back to it. I won't have time to do any work on it tomorrow, so I need to get as much on as I can today.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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1/28/11 8:25 A

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Megan: So sorry you still feel like crud.

Sixty: It's great that the computer problems are resolved. Those problems can be so frustrating they can drive you up the wall.

Curt: Good for you for getting to work, and good for you for getting to sub. Hey, maybe these snow storms are a blessing in disguise for you.

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1/28/11 8:22 A

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Hi, everyone. I really like coming to this team page and hopefully, will be able to share new great tips; so far I am just reading them! We have snow here, a usual for the winter. We are warming today. NYC, well, lots of snow. Most trains are underground, which has got to help. I bet the parks are just gorgeous. Anyone have snowshoes? Do you like them? I would love to see Central Park with new snow.

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Good Morning Team:

Two days ago we had problems with our computer, that were finally straightened out. Yesterday, I did part of what I planned for in the morning. When I tried to return at supper time, I couldn't seem to get to the team page. I could get to the orange and red tool bar at the top of the team page, but couldn't see any of the forums or topics.
Looks back to normal today. I see the population of our team has passed the 10,000 mark.

When I watch the weather reports on TV, I think of my spark friends when I have a general idea where so many of you are located. We have an inch and a half of new snow yesterday. More expected by Sunday. This is the longest period of time that we can remember of having snow on the ground continuously in many years. In fact, I think it has probably been over 25 years.

I reset my spark goals. It makes a lot of changes when this has been done. It kept my spark points and teams, but my nutrition & fitness history are gone. I do like the way it changed my MEAL PLAN choices. It had gotten so there were very few. Almost all the options were vegetarian in nature. I would say there are now 2-3 times as many of non-vegetarian options. Not sure how much I will use them, but I used to get meal ideas from the list.

I went over on my calories yesterday. But I am planning to do better today. Among other things, my tracker suggest to eat wild rice at noon today. I have some, so I am going to make some in my rice cooker now. It takes a while to cook.

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Good Morning Everyone,
Well, I've been sick for two days. Yesterday, I stayed home from work because I was pretty sure I had the stomach flu and the body aches, cough, etc. Today, still the body aches and cough, but I'm going into work because the boss needs his end of month numbers. I won't complain too much because I do have a job, but seriously, this man tends to lean on the side of business more than health. I should be at home in bed today. Anyway, enough venting; I hope you all have a great day today!


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NYC reportedly got hit with 18-20 inches of snow (it was actually about waist high in this area), but I made it to school -- even my train was running.
When I got to school, I found that most of the teachers and students were out. I had the largest classes (five students in each). Some of the other teachers "doubled up" classes to cover the teachers who were out -- they had two or three students after combining them. Management was appreciative of the teachers who made the effort to come in.
Then I got a couple of hours substituting at the school around the corner (they had the same predicament).
After school, I walked from W36th Street to E14th to get Vivi's favorite food (we hadn't been able to afford it, lately).
It's supposed to snow again tonight through tomorrow, but I have off (unless one of the schools calls up for me to sub).

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1/27/11 8:36 P

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Hi All,

Doing a little better. I have slept most of the day. Just taking it easy.

Kurt - Thank you for the message about the cranberries. I have heard that before. I take cranberry pills any ways.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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I was very fortunate today.
I met a man that has walked 18 to 22,000 miles carrying a 70 lb wooden cross..
Check out his web site..it's amazing. RNCrosscarier.or

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Hi everyone! We had a rain/sleet/hail/thundersnow/snow storm yesterday here in northern Virginia. I stayed at home today and I've been helping my sweetheart with installing tile around our new bathtub. He's doing the measuring and mixing up the adhesive. I'm slopping the adhesive on the wall and placing the tile. It's slow going, but we're pleased with how it looks so far. At the rate I'm going, it may be Monday before we're finished!

Gail, if you're looking for classic movies from the 1930's, what about The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, Gone with the Wind, Meet Me in St. Louis? Have you seen all of those?

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1/27/11 11:20 A

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GOOD MORNING! (CAPS FOR VI)

KURT, EVERYONE I'VE TALKED TO, THAT'S GONE TO DR. SHORT, SAYS HOW GREAT HE IS. HE'S LIKE A SANTA CLAUSE ONLY WITHOUT THE BEARD! I'VE JUST NEVER BEEN GOOD ON HOSPITALS/DOCTORS/SURGERY. YOU'D THINK AFTER ALL I'VE HAD TO HAVE DONE I'D BE A PRO AT IT. BUT THIS IS MY EYES. ANYWAY, THANKS! emoticon

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Good Morning:

It's snowing here and will probably continue all day today and tomorrow. That said, we are not expecting too much snow...a couple of inches. Also, it's quite mild, about 20F. I won't get out today, but I plan on restarting my PT exercises. I haven't done them in ages. Yesterday I told myself that on the days I didn't do cardio I'd do PT.

We saw Dinner At Eight last night. We got the DVD from the library. Can anyone recommend a good movie, preferably an oldie from the 1930's? I think it's a good idea to use the library resources as much as possible. After all, our taxes support it and it's so convenient to stay home and watch it when it suits us.

Stay warm and enjoy the day.

Gail

SRIVERS, Megan and PAPA: So sorry that you guys are under the weather. PAPA, maybe it's wise to just clean one room today. You don't want to overdo it, do you?

Kurt: Will check out the Valentine link. Thanks
Hope your day goes especially well.

Admiral: So glad you got to walk with Leslie yesterday. That's the ticket.

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Good Morning Everyone, I am trying to make it one. I believe I have the flu and bronchitis, so I'm home sick today. My head won't stop pounding, unfortunately, but I am going to take something for that soon. Stay warm everybody:)


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1/27/11 10:03 A

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Good Morning All! Feeling so much better today. Went to the doctor and had bronchitis. Just that time of year. Today I hope to get this nasty house started on a good cleaning. Being down for a week has left it in quiet a mess. Still can't do cardio yet, maybe tomorrow. Having a house full of college kids this weekend. Excited to see them all. Well up and at em before all my energy is gone. emoticon

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SRI...

Take care of yourself, sometimes we just
have to "sit" and watch the world go by.
take care, Nan
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Peace, Health and Happiness in 2019
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hi to all
got on thee scale today
you don't want to know
gained 1 kilo again
i was a 45 kilo person last year 99pounds
but with clomid gone to 53 kilo person 117 pounds
ok i know not much but 3 years ago i was 42 kilos 92 pounds
what went wrong ,,, medication for a miscarige and clomid



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1/27/11 1:44 A

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Evening All,

Just stop by to say Hi. I really under the weather and my Asthma/Bronchitis is really acting up. So, I am on bed rest.

Hope everyone has a great week. Welcome to all the Newbies.

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I've found some FREE Vintage Valentine downloads:
TipNut's Printable Vintage (1920s-1930s) Valentines Collection --
-- Go to the page
-- Pass your mouse over the thumbnail illustration to see the sentiment;
-- Click on it to view the full-sized valentine;
-- Right-click on the full-sized valentine to download the image to your computer.

Lots of corny-but-cute sayings on vintage commercial art.

valentines.tipnut.com/02/vintage/

I won't need these because I'm going to hide for Valentine's Day, but I'm sure most of you could make good use of them. Have fun.
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Hi everyone! We have LOTS of snow falling here in northern Virginia on top of the sleet and rain we just had half an hour ago! Crazy!

Woohoo for you, Gail!

Everything is canceled for my Wednesday evening church activities so we have a free night. I've enjoyed staying inside and getting my desk organized, doing laundry, and catching up on Sparkie news. I walked inside this morning with Leslie Sansone -- I never get tired of walking with her; she's such a happy soul.

Have a good evening and stay warm!

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Good Afternoon:

I got out to the gym this morning and did the cross-trainer for 36 minutes...300 calories burned. Woo Hoo!

The rest of the day and evening I'll be a slug.

BTW, I got the DVD of Dinner at Eight (1938) from the library. Vic and I will watch it, hopefully tonight. I'm looking forward to it.

Enjoy the day everyone.

Gail

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1/26/11 10:35 A

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Thank you for the welcomes and all the tips you are sharing. This is a great team...keep it up!!!

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CopperPenny: You're not being a baby. It's perfectly normal to be concerned. I hope you can choose a doctor you can trust, so you'll be more at ease and everything will go well.
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WENT TO THE EYE DOCTOR TODAY & IT SEEMS MY RIGHT EYE HAS A CATARACT PLUS A ASTIGMATISM WHILE THE LEFT JUST HAS THE CATARACT. THAT'S PART OF THE REASON I'VE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY EYES. I'LL HAVE SURGERY ON 02/15 FOR THE RIGHT EYE & ABOUT A MONTH LATER FOR THE LEFT EYE. THEY HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN WHERE IF YOU PAY IT OFF IN 24 MONTHS YOU DON'T PAY INTEREST. THE ONLY GOOD THINGS I CAN THINK OF IT WE'VE PAID OFF TWO BILLS AND THE SURGERIES WILL BE OVER BEFORE SPRING! BUT, I ADMIT ---I'M RALLY SCARED! IT'S MY EYES. GUESS I'M JUST BEING A BABY! emoticon

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I've got something from Coach Jen that was passed along from another team leader at another team (I haven't yet received one myself).
It seems that some SP members elsewhere have been complaining about the "Beautiful Woman" chain "letter" that has been circulating:

"Hi everyone
This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand.
I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing.
Thanks!
Coach Jen"

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Don't buy anything unless you really need it. If you need something, see if you can get it at no cost (freecycle) or at a reduced cost (Goodwill, Savers, St. Vincent, etc.)

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Hi folks. I'm Katie...and I have been forced into frugality!

...But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy it! I find purpose in the coupon cutting :) It's kind of fun, really, if I remember it's all just a game (even though I am unemployed and it's hard staying above water). it's been an exciting journey, learning.

SO I HAVE A QUESTION! What is your BIGGEST tip to frugality?

Cheers,
Katie

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Jan, This is a fun caring group,
jump right in, Nan.
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1/25/11 11:20 A

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Welcome Jan; so glad you are here to join us.

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1/25/11 10:40 A

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I am new here and just found this team. I am so happy to find others who think like me. I try to recycle everything and can't bear to see things thrown away, especially food items. It was easier when I was living in the UK but I came over to the US recently and I am still getting used to life here. Am looking for a place to live.....help!!!!!
Hello everyone, hope you don't mind me joining you...

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Need to hang around today. Someone from freecycle may stop by with some yarn.

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Had several fun/good days here...family came in over
the weekend. (We still have a lot of snow,
however the roads ere clear.) Did a couple little jobs for us ..much appreciated!
Monday went to lunch and mall with the "gals",
finally exchanged a couple things, and having the
receipt did well on picking up another sweater,
at quite a sale/bargain price.
Weather still cold and snowy...but when the sun's
out everything looks and feels so much better.
Hope all is fine and well with you and yours, Nan
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Good Morning Frugal Friends. emoticon
At 7:45 a.m. Eastern, and it is just "first morning light." I assume it is brighter out in NYC.

Kurt emoticon I find your housing situation distressing. I am so sorry. You could find an affordable place here, but I doubt there are jobs.

Gail emoticon Hope you did well at the gym.
We have a recumbent stationary bike, that we have had quite a while. We find the gym more fun.

Terri - to addd to what you were saying to Darla - Hospice has such services - if the person qualifies. Also, organizations such as Alzheimer's support groups. Again - there is criteria. I have found that my mother's illness has brought conflict with different family members. Most of that has been resolved, but not in all cases.

Penny - had to look at your page to refresh my memory as to where you are. I have a granddaughter living to the west of St. Louis. Interesting to check to see what her weather might be.

PAPAMEME emoticon this is fresh chicken-rice soup with homemade stock. Hope you are feeling better.

SRIVERS1 emoticon & another bowl of soup for you.

Megan emoticon Your weather sounds similar to mine. Sorry about your DVD.

emoticon We are planning to go to the pool soon. Just finishing my coffee.

Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.

"To lose a healthy one pound of fat per week, all it takes is a 500-calorie deficit per day."


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Hi Everyone,
We got to a high of 26 degrees today; better than we were doing a few days back. Unfortunately, I scratched up one of my workout DVD's and now I need to buy a new one on Ebay.


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Evening All,

Did a little workout this morning. Hubby took me to lunch. Just been resting and trying to get over my cold.

Have a great week.

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Hi all! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! It is a balmy 44 here in East Texas today. Had a busy week last week. Went and spent time with my daughter and her family. Did not do my diet good. Came home and had to face the flu with my son. Now I have it too. Guess this week will be a lot of bed rest and not much working out. Stay warm and well everyone. emoticon

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emoticon GOOD MORNING! (CAPS FOR VISION IMPAIRED)

emoticon KURT, I'M SO SORRY THAT YOU HAVE TO MOVE. TOO BAD YOU COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL BETTER WEATHER TO DO IT IN. I HOPE YOU FIND SPMETHING BETTER SUITED FOR YOU & YOUR BUDGET.

emoticon DARLA, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

emoticon WE DIDN'T GET THE SNOW STORM THEY SAID WE WOULD AND I'M HAPPY ABOUT IT. IT'S SUPPOSED TO GET INTO THE 40'S BY THE WEEKEND SO I'M HOPING ALL THE SNOW WILL MELT. MY STITCHES WILL BE TAKEN OUT WEDNESDAY AND I'LL SURE BE GLAD OF IT. THEY REALLY ITCH!

HOPE EVERYONE HAS AGOOG AND SAFE DAY. emoticon

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Darla, I hope you have someone to talk to in real life. I spent a year helping my sister-in-law as she went through cancer treatments. It gave us 12 months with her that we wouldn't have had if she'd refused the treatments and it was easy to stay upbeat and positive while she was with us--but afterwards, the grief just crept in on me like a fog. I didn't expect it and didn't really have anyone to talk to about it--I just cried and prayed constantly. It may be helpful to read some things about the whole process so that you aren't blindsided by the effects of grief afterwards. It won't stop it, but it may help if you know what to expect.



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"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." Eph 6:12
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I hope to get to the gym today. Have some errands to run too.

Yesterday I worked out for 35 minutes and burned 311 calories...WOO HOO.

Gail

Darla: I wish you well. Just wanted to say I grieved for my mom before she died. She had cancer and it was a great struggle to face her without letting her know my inner torment day after day. My mom had her mind till the very end. By the time she died I was all cried out and numb. You're in my thoughts.

Kurt: I wish you all the good luck you need. My heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine what you are going through.

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7.8 degrees in NYC.
I just found out that I'll have to move in about 2 months or so, which is not going to be easy since I'm having difficulty keeping up with expenses as it is now. In fact, I really don't know how I'm going to do it, so wish me luck.

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emoticon Good Morning Team. We have fresh snow again.

Teri, hope you got lots of rest.

Darla,Sounds like some things are getting better. Time helps with acceptance of the way things are with your mother. I am dealing with similar problems.

Megan, I am having a heat wave. It is up to 20.7 degrees.

I just printed the coupon for Kellogg's Fiber Plus cereal. It is in the ads on some of the spark screens. I found mine on my nutrition page. It expires February 7th.

emoticon I am headed to the YMCA.

Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.

"To lose a healthy one pound of fat per week, all it takes is a 500-calorie deficit per day."


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