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10/31/18 6:26 P

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Good Afternoon and Happy Halloween To you too! I wish you and your husband all the best always.

I worked in the office Monday, and from home yesterday and today. But I did have to go into the office for a short time early this morning to pick up some papers a client dropped off. It is colder now in the early morning. And I can see fog off in the distance by the mountains to the north of us. I usually avoid the streets that I know the kids would be walking on to go to the few local school between our house and the office. Luckily I only have to drive a couple blocks to the west and then turn and drive four blocks to the north and then I am at my work. I usually just see a few cars on the road, and that is more likely on the four blocks going north as it is one of the main roads in the down town area. A lot of the kids and traffic have already thinned out by the time I usually go into the office. But today I went in about an hour or more earlier than usual, and there was really no traffic at all and I didn't see anyone walking then either.

Tomorrow, I think I am just running into the office for a short time to meet a client later in the morning than usual to get some papers from him. I think it is going to be a short day for me.

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10/31/18 3:11 P

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Good Afternoon and Happy Halloween 1 point for the team today.

There are advantages to walking early in the morning. It was dry early this morning. Its raining now. It amazes me that it's pitch dark (only scattered street lights for light) and school kids are walking to school in the dark and black coats. I have a reflective vest on and light colored coat. You can't see the kids until you are very close to them. I see this every morning. The kids are standing by roads waiting for the school busses even earlier. I hear them chattering before I see them. People in cars don't have that advantage. Its an accident waiting to happen. Its a bad idea to turn the clocks back to Standard Time this late in the Autumn. Off the soap box now . lol

Robert had the MRI on his knee yesterday. The insurance finally approved it. Now we wait until the doctor office to call to set up an appointment. In the mean time, there are days he has problems walking. If I don't hear from them today or tomorrow, I might tell them, if he choose to go somewhere else, they lose 2 patients and I have surgery coming up on both my feet. I'm getting tired of all this waiting. Off the soap box again. Its a rainy day feeling. lol

I turtled (no weight loss or gain in the last week) at TOPS this morning. Our chapter didn't do well this week. Everyone else gained. Ugh! As leader, I told them that we all know what we need to work on this week. I try to turn the negative into a positive.

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10/29/18 11:45 P

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Thanks! I have been busy with work and still fighting off allergy issues on and off too. Take care

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10/29/18 12:54 P

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Good morning!

Its another rainy day. But, like yesterday, I walked early and it was nice. I woke up and thought, in 5 minutes, I'll get up to walk. 20 minutes later I woke up. Ugh! That meant that if I don't walk really fast, I'll get fumed by the school buses returning to school. I walked faster than I have for a few months. I slowed down a lot because of my knee. I guess I was motivated to move! I beat the buses! Later, my husband and I walked a FULL mile, which was the longest week he's been able to do for several days. It was really slow (28 min. per mile), but he made it! No rain then either.

Yesterday, I got a text from my cousin from Spokane saying she's going to travel through Zootown today and wanted to have lunch at Cracker Barrel with me. I asked her if she wanted a Girls Time or should I drag my husband along. lol She said to drag him along, her grown son is with her. I'm excited to see her. She was my closest friend in high school. She just happened to be a cousin.

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10/28/18 6:02 P

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Good afternoon this cold and rainy afternoon. Good thing I walked early before church when it was much nicer. I worked up enough of a sweat that I took my jacket off. I doubt that I'll get my husband to walk any time soon. I walk rain or shine. But with his knee, I'm not sure he would make a full mile. Yesterday, it was only half a mile.

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10/27/18 1:17 P

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I'm doing better today. I got up at my regular time and walked the full 3.5 miles early this morning My husband's knee is still bothering him. But he did walk a half mile. I wish he'd do the home exercise that his physical therapist told him to do. As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. We're still waiting for the insurance company to approve an MRI for him.

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10/26/18 9:34 P

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Here it is almost bedtime and I haven't been here today.

Eye appointment went well (until a couple hours later, explained below). The spots in laymen's terms is just floaters and happens to many women in their 60s. My brain should block them out at some point. Then I won't see them anymore, even though they are still there. the Doctor gave me a few symptoms to watch for and if that happens that I need to call him immediately.

My day was just all messed up. I like normal days. It started yesterday with an eye exam and I had a bad reaction to having my eyes dilated. Then last night I didn't sleep well until after 3AM. Then I slept into 8AM (I usually get up around 6 and start walking shortly after I get dressed and fix something to eat). So after I got up, I showered, got dressed, fixed and ate breakfast with my coffee. Then I walked a shorter than usual walk (with umbrella), which included going to the store to pick up some eggs. By then it was noon. This afternoon, I took my friend, Mary, to her last PT session, then to her veterinarian, and to the grocery store. I bought 4 packages of snow peas for $1 a package, that was reduced for quick sale. They make a good low calorie snack for several days. That seems to be my day

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10/25/18 11:53 A

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Good Morning

Today I'm going to Zootown for my eye doctor appointment. I've really been anticipating this for the last week. Today is the day! We'll see what happens. We leave in just over an hour and I'm ready to go now. We'll also do a little shopping. I'm hoping to go to Kohls. Then to Costco. Maybe Wallyworld.

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10/24/18 1:08 P

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I have more time today. Other than church tonight, I have nothing planned. I just got home from TOPS and we had a no gain meeting. I lost half a pound. Considering I binged on junk food this week, I consider that a victory! Why does that junk food (chocolate) have to taste so good? I have an eye appointment tomorrow. Its a routine checkup, but I have a black spot that showed up last week. At times it looks like a fly on my glasses. I'm glad that I'll get it checked out tomorrow.

My husband will get a MRI on his knee as soon at they get approval from the insurance company. Hurry up and wait....

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10/23/18 1:35 P

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I sure like this nice weather. But I do wish it was the warm days of Spring. This is another day that's busy. My has a doctor appointment for his knee this afternoon. We attempted to walk the daily mile, but he only made it a block before we turned back. I told him that I'm really glad that he is as sore as he is now with this doctor appointment this afternoon. The doctor can actually see his difficulty in walking. I wish he didn't have to go through this. I went through it just over 2 years ago. So I understand his difficulty. I've been there.

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10/22/18 1:17 P

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Its another sunny day. I walked early this morning as usual. It was 32 this morning when I started. There is an elderly woman that called me yesterday afternoon to say be really careful when I walk in the mornings because someone called her to tell her there was Grizzly in town. I questioned her and found it was someone told her friend who had heard it from someone else. Who knows how many times it was told before she heard it. There is a large black bear hanging out around town. Its easy to mix up the two. Or it could be just the real life game of "Gossip". Hubby and I tried to walk the mile that he walks. His knee hurt too much so we only got half a block from home. Maybe he'll feel better this afternoon. He sees a doctor tomorrow for it. I hope he gets an injection for it.

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10/21/18 4:50 P

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Beginning of a new week! Weather is still nice, but cold at night. I never realized how much I've been neglecting over the last few months.. Dentist appointment tomorrow, My husband has a doctor appointment on Tuesday, I have a eye doctor appointment on Thursday. I'm taking Mary to PT on Friday. This is a busy week. Between my husband and I, we have a lot going on right now. Both of us are having problems with our knees.

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10/20/18 1:23 P

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Another sunny day in western Montana. The nice days is suppose to end toward the end of the week I walked early this morning and then a few minutes ago, I walked a mile with my husband. Nothing planned for the day. I'll probably putter around in my kitchen this afternoon.

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10/19/18 7:14 P

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I hope you feel better soon!

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10/19/18 6:36 P

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I am still fighting something off and on. I think it is mostly allergies. Lots of sneezing, sniffles and stuffiness on and off, especially with the weather changing back and forth. We were cooler for a while during the days and nights. Then it went to cool mornings and evening but warm during the day. Today it got really hot during the day, but at the same time hot Santa Ana winds blowing. And it is making my allergies worse. I ended up with a bad headache again after work from it yesterday. Yesterday wasn't as hot or windy as today. And it is getting stronger and stronger winds today.

Luckily I am done with work now for the day and the weekend


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10/19/18 12:16 P

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Friday is here already. Its another beautiful day and below freezing at night. It was 32 this morning when I walked. With no school, traffic is considerably less, which is really nice. This afternoon, I'll be taking a friend to PT. Its only 15 miles away, so other than the time at PT, it won't take long. I'll also pick up a pair of shoes that needed repaired. They were a favorite shoe and the shoes is too expensive to not get them fixed for a minor repair. It has a strap with a buckle and a little piece of elastic. The elastic is almost broke on one shoe and starting to fray on the other. I hope I can wear them with this bunion which got bigger since I've worn them. We'll see.

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10/19/18 2:05 A

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We are in the 50's in the evenings and early mornings, but we are getting into the 80's and 90's in the days again.

I ended up with Tuesday and Wednesday off. And went in later this morning and stayed later into the evening today. Tomorrow I am going to be getting up and out early and driving up the coast to drop off papers to a couple of our bookkeeping clients. And then going into the office after that.

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10/18/18 11:37 A

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Our days are sunny and in the 60s, but we have frost in the mornings. Its a pain to having to remember to go start up the car to get if all off when I have to go somewhere in the mornings.

I did my usual walking early this morning. I'm out of the loop for school activities and when there is no school. No School in Montana today and tomorrow. Its their usual days off every year for teacher instruction. It sure made a difference in the traffic while I was walking. I haven't seen or heard of any bears for a couple weeks. That's a good thing.



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10/17/18 11:56 A

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I pretty much just rested this weekend. Saturday was a cooler and rainy day. Sunday was cooler, windy and cloudy. Monday was a long work day. It started off cooler and turned into a nice, warm sunny day. Yesterday I had off and did house work and such. The weather was about the same. I have to work sometime later today, I am waiting for my boss to call me and let me know when he wants me to come in and meet with him before he heads back to Chicago. We are suppose to be nice and sunny the rest of the week, and warming up too. Looks like we can be warm and sunny for several weeks now.

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10/16/18 11:12 A

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Today, I won't get much done in the kitchen. There is still a lot of work to do. I'm taking my friend, Mary, to a doctor appointment in Zootown. Her appointment is at 12:30. so we're planning in lunch there. We both have a little shopping to do. That shouldn't take long. Maybe I'll be home by 3. I hope so. I need to go to the bank before I head out for the day.

We had a frost this morning. Cold nights but warm and sunny days. I'm glad I got those bulbs planted yesterday. I love Indian Summer. But I'd rather it be Spring!

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10/15/18 11:19 A

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I have a bag of daffodil bulbs that I need to plant. I wanted a smaller bag, but they didn't have one. I hope to get that done this afternoon.

I'm going to be working in our kitchen this afternoon to prepare it to be painted, hoping my husband will get busy with the ceiling. I want the dropped ceiling removed then painted. I'll be taking my friend Mary to a doctor appointment tomorrow so I won't be able to encourage him to get it done.


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10/14/18 5:05 P

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We woke up to our first snow. Its not much, but its some. I showed a picture of our car on my status. Can we have Spring now? I walked early this morning. Weekend mornings are nice to walk in because there is very little traffic.

We went to church this morning. I teach Sunday School. Following that we had the Worship Service. We were late getting out, but that's ok. We allow the minister to speak as long as it takes. It was a good sermon. Then we went out to lunch. I'll walk a mile with my husband in a little while. Then I might sneak in a nap.

As it turned out, my husband didn't get the procedure done on Friday. Its not done unless the pain level is a certain level. and it wasn't that high.

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10/13/18 1:10 A

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Since my boss was in town and we had a lot of deadlines to meet, I worked every day this week even though I was fighting off something. Luckily I only had to go in and work a lot later on Monday. The rest of the week I got to go into the office later in the morning and didn't have to put in a full day. My boss will still be here part of next week too. So Monday will be an early day again and probably a longer one too.

Have a great weekend. We are getting some much needed rain this evening!

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10/13/18 1:06 A

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hope it all went well. A lot of times when I am not expecting to have to go in a cup for them, I know I will have problems with it as I always try to go before leaving the house. So when that happens I just let them know that I already went just a few minutes before going to their place and they usually will give you a cup of water or a bottle of water to drink and more time before you have to give them the sample.

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10/12/18 12:28 P

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I'm back to Missoula today. My husband is getting a procedure done on his back. He can't have any food or drink until afterwards. His appointment is at 1 this afternoon. I hope they don't insist he has to pee before he can leave. He's probably dehydrated, because he doesn't drink much and I forgot to push a bottle of water down him yesterday. He should have that every day. Normally he has about 4 cups of coffee a day and that's all he drinks!

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10/11/18 12:08 P

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Best wishes to you!

I will be going into work later again today, but already did some stuff for work at home this morning.

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10/11/18 11:59 A

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I didn't get my nap yesterday afternoon. Life happens! But I did get a good night's sleep last night. I walked as usual, but a little later than usual because I slept in about 20 minutes. I attempted to walk a mile with husband but his knee was hurting too much, so it was only half a mile, but at least he tried!

I'm off to Zootown today. I have a routine mammogram then a endocrinologist appointment. My primary doctor usually handled that problem, but the new doctor doesn't feel comfortable doing it. So its another doctor. Ugh!

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10/10/18 2:41 P

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That sounds like fun! Have a great time!

I was under the weather the last few days, but still went into work. I stopped after work each day and picked up Mexican homemade fresh chicken soup from a restaurant on my street as I went home. I also used Energy-C powdered packets in my water that I brought with me from home. I had to get up for work early Monday, but got to sleep in yesterday and today as I worked in the afternoon then, and will be doing the same today. I am feeling a lot better today.

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10/9/18 12:43 P

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I'm excited. A friend and I will go to a Casting Crowns concert in Missoula. I would have rather it was my husband going to it, but he suggested that I take my friend, Mary, to go with me. He's such a fuddy dud! Mary is low income, so he knew that I would pay for the tickets. Its amazing how much it costs! I also chose to pay extra so that we won't be in the nose bleed section lol I'm exited about it. but I will be up past my bedtime. I can rest up after my TOPS meeting tomorrow.

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10/7/18 7:13 P

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Partly cloudy. I walked 2 miles this morning. But I did extra steps at church. I don't know how many times I was up and down stairs today. I about an hour, my husband and I will be walking for a mile. I can't get him to do more.

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10/7/18 1:59 A

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The only days I went into the office this week was Monday and Friday. The rest of the week I worked from home on Bookkeeping. So I was at home the day that it was raining here.

Have a wonderful Sunday

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10/6/18 11:21 A

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Its a rainy day today. It wasn't raining when I started walking, but I had to make a small detour back to my house for my umbrella when I was half through and it started raining. Its suppose to be nice for the next couple days. I hope the day remains to be quiet .

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10/5/18 2:03 P

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Great going! All my best to you always. I have mostly just worked from home this week, so I didn't do a lot of tracking. Just a lot of sitting in a chair doing bookkeeping.

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10/5/18 1:47 P

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No bear adventures today lol Its been a busy morning. First thing, I walked my usual walk. Then, I walked over to church to show a woman what is needed to clean the church. I was there almost an hour. When I came home, I walked a mile with my husband. And its almost noon now and I have almost 20,000 steps already!

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10/4/18 5:46 P

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I didn't get it either, but I think I have my text msg thing turned off except for getting the free ones from T-mobile. I remember people were sending me tons of jokes, cute or sarcastic pictures and saying, or political junk and it cost me more money for that stuff. I have an old flip phone on a pay as I go plan, more for just emergencies. And I didn't like them using up all my minutes for that junk. I told everyone as I gave them my number not to send me pictures or text msgs. If they wanted to do that stuff they could send it to my email and I would get to see it for free on my computer instead. But they didn't listen and just kept doing it. So I just called Tmobile and blocked it years ago. I didn't know that it would also block that type of msgs. But oh well, I don't want to start up getting all those text messages again just so I can get that message. The bf got it on his personal phone and his work phone too.

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10/4/18 12:14 P

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I think the reason that we are seeing more bear is because last winter, we had a winter that wouldn't let go and we had a very short Spring before Summer set in. A lot of blossoms on apple trees froze before they budded out. So there were very few apples on trees this year. Who knows how that affected other foods that bear eat.

The town was all abuzz this morning about bear around the elementary school (this is a couple hours before school started). They've had garbage cans tipped over. This isn't new today. I've seen 4 bear this year (Total previous years, 1 bear). I didn't see any this morning, he was probably scared off. I usually walk about day break. By the time its all the way light, the bear have gone down to Mission Creek. He's avoiding people. He's also storing up fat for the long hibernation.

I didn't get time to check in at all yesterday. It was almost a non stop day. It started with walking my usual 3.5 miles. When I came home, I showered then left for TOPS. (I was co-loser of the week, with half pound loss) After I got home, we left for Missoula for my husband's doctor appointment. After some shopping, we got home at 5, in time to watch the news. Then we went out to eat and went directly to church for a missionary presentation by a woman who grew up in Hippo Valley in Zimbabwe, Africa and is still involved in that mission.

Neither my husband or I received the national test alert yesterday. When it was suppose to go off, we were in a doctor's office with our phones silenced. But we still should have gotten it.


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10/2/18 5:39 P

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We had a nice weekend. Then with the storm coming in, yesterday was really muggy, didn't like that heat and mugginess back. Today we are cooler again and not muggy luckily. Looks like most of the rain they were saying we could get from this storm has moved to the east instead and is hitting AZ bad. Phoenix is getting bad flooding. They are still saying we could get some too, but if it happens, it will probably be more in our mountain and desert areas than where I am living.

Be careful with your walks, I guess. I wonder if your are also seeing more now because construction is taking away some of their natural habitat? We are having that problem more and more here with coyotes. Likely no bears around where we are. We would have to go more to the mountain areas for that.

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10/2/18 11:12 A

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Yesterday there was snow on the Mission Range, but pretty high up. Yesterday morning, it was 35 degrees when I started waking, this morning it was 52. Huge difference!

I have nothing planned for the day. It feels good! I can get some things done around the house. Yesterday I planted some crocus bulbs. Today, I'll plant the rest of them plus some narcosis bulbs. I wish I could get down on my knees to do it, but that just hurts too much even with knee pads. It makes things more difficult. I hope its not raining when I find time to do it

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10/1/18 11:23 A

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Its good and nippy this morning when I walked. My thermometer said 35. I checked the windshield on our car to see if it frosted and it wasn't. While I was walking, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a black "dog" and didn't pay much attention to it. As I got closer, I looked closer. That was no dog! it was a black bear and I was closer than I should have been. The bear looked at me and then decided to take off. That's the 4th bear I've seen this year. Funny thing is, over the last few years I've walked, I saw a total of one bear. I know they've been around over the years because garbage cans all over town are tipped over with garbage spread all over. Its normal in the Fall when they are storing up fat for their hibernation and the Spring when they are waking up after hibernation. They usually avoid people, so are usually out mostly at night, so we don't see them, But they see out "handiwork".

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10/1/18 3:16 A

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We have been going back and forth from really hot, to warm to cooler, cloudy or showers on and off for a while now.

We might get some scattered shower next week because of a storm coming up from the south.

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9/30/18 4:47 P

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I walk 2 miles on Sunday, other days its closer to 3.5 miles. I did that this morning. Then got ready for church. I walk quite a bit at church, lots of upstairs and downstairs. I'm glad that September is over. Too many unpleasant things happened in September. I need to move on stronger.

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9/29/18 4:47 P

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We have cooler weather. Its in the low 50s here and cloudy. Its suppose to rain tomorrow. It looks like it could rain any minute. I'd rather it was summer!

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9/28/18 1:00 P

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Thanks! It really varies with my job, some days are slow and some busy. You seem like you are pretty busy too!

I am 58. For the longest my grey hair was just blending in with my natural color. the top layer of my hair gets sun bleached out, especially in the summer. I naturally have blond, strawberry blond, dirty dish water blond, and darker brownish hair. Before going back to work my hair would get darker in the winter as I was staying in door mostly, and then lighter in the warmer months. But now with working and running errands all the time for work and personal, the top layer is getting bleached out by the sun again and staying that way.

I never tried to cover the grey hair, but years ago I had my hair cut into a pixie style and they were going to do a streak treatment on it that they said would be nice for the cut and start of summer. But it didn't turn out right. Instead of being streaks, it just turned it all a rusty red color that I didn't like. And the chemicals they used on it made my head burn and itch really bad like I was allergic to it. And the same with the color safe shampoo and conditioner they sold me. I stopped using that stuff and went back to my normal shampoo and conditioner hoping to just wash it out fast and get rid of the itching. I decided right then that I didn't want to ever try to dye or streak my hair again. So I am just letting it go grey naturally.

My mom always dyed her hair a light red color, but she didn't have my sensitive skin. She always dyed and permed her hair herself at home. She would either get relatives to help her cut her hair or do it herself.

She use to cut my hair growing up too. Once in a while we would go to a shop for it, like when I was in high school and wanted the Farrah Fawcett "wings" hair cut. Or something different like that I would go to a shop. But mostly she cut it, or relatives. Now I cut my own hair. I would only go to a shop if I was going to try to go back to a pixie like hair cut that would be harder than just trimming the ends off my long hair and bangs that I have now.

My bf never says anything about my hair, except that when ever I say that I want to cut it all off during the summer as it is too hot. Then he will say "No", that he likes it long and doesn't want me to cut it short. But he never says anything about me having it up in a pony tail, or bun, or down, or what ever, and never says anything about the grey in it.

Although he likes to buzz his hair off during the summer, even though he knows that I don't like that, I like him to have a little bit of hair for me to touch and play with. But he doesn't care, he doesn't like me playing with it anyways and he says it is too hot so he cuts it. So I keep thinking about cutting mine. But then I know that I would have to keep paying someone else to deal with mine being short, so I just keep pinning it up off my back and neck instead.

I am loving the cooler weather that we have been having lately. Yesterday turned out a lot warmer, but we will be cooling down again by next week if not sooner with the storm coming in.

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!


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9/28/18 10:38 A

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You sure are a busy person!

I'm getting my hair done this morning. I'm not sure why. My husband doesn't like the grey, but he never compliments me on how my hair looks after its done. One of these days, I'll tell Rhonda to streak it so that it fazes into grey. Then I can go natural. After all, I'm 68, I should show a little grey! I think I have the afternoon free.

They say we have storm warnings in the higher elevation. Its 51 here. My town seems to be in a nice little pocket that has milder weather than anywhere else in Montana. Its too warm to wear a jacket when I walk in the morning, but too cool to go without a jacket. I switch to a long sleeve t-shirt which helps.

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Have a great day! I worked from home yesterday. Today, I worked from home in the early morning. Then went to visit a client in an assisted living center to get his tax papers from him. Then went into the office for a bit to run some payroll reports for another client, and make calls for several other clients. Then went to the post office to mail a package to another client. I will probably have to go in tomorrow later in the morning too for a bit.

Have a great day!

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I'm taking my friend, Mary, to Zootown for a doctor appointment and a little shopping. We'll leave right after lunch. I walked again early this morning, then later with my husband. Typical start of the day.

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I'm glad they are all normal. I see an endocrinologist on the 11th. I'm not looking forward to it.

I got up early again this morning to walk. Then I went to TOPS (gained 1/2 pound) and I managed to lock my keys in my car. It has a key pad, but I haven't remembered the combination to open the doors yet. and the card its written on was in the car. lol I called my husband and he rescued me. I have the combination remembered now But I have to use it or I'll forget it again. When we got home, I walked the one mile with hubby.

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Sorry I haven't been on much lately. Just been busy with work and such. I hope all is going well for everyone! All my test results I was waiting on came back normal, so I think all the running to specialist is over now. All my best to you all always.

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My husband has PT this morning and we have other things to do. As usual, I walked early this morning. No wildlife sightings today. But I did smell the "sweet" aroma of a skunk. lol There were several garbage cans turned over. I usually finish about the time that kids are going to school. I love to greet them. It makes my day when they respond. The only ones that don't respond are those that are plugged in (ear buds). They don't hear anything. I don't use ear buds while I'm walking. I like to be aware of my surroundings, including traffic, wildlife, dogs, and other people.

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Its back to normal. I walked early this morning. When I walk in the dark, like this morning, I sing when I walk in the darkest areas. This morning, I saw something big, black, and moving. It wasn't moving like a dog. So I think it was a bear. That's why I sing or make some noise. It's to not startle a bear. They avoid human but will attack if they are startled. .Singing, whistling or other noise is effective. A couple hours later, I walked a mile with my husband.

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