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1/16/20 1:54 P

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Well you have some great news. I'm glad the new office has all those pluses.. oh twizzlers...

Your plans sound awesome! I hope the day is as wonderful as it sounds - I am sure she will be thrilled! emoticon to your gd!

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This is the 4th day we'll be in the new digs. So far, my boss has had to go to the main office every day for a meeting and he's been bringing back paperwork. It'll all work out one way or another. I am SO enjoying the new space! We are a way from the drama, noise, smell of the main office area. We process industrial waste and, as you can imagine, some of the smells of the product are nasty. When you go outside of this office, we smell extracts from a neighboring business and Twizzlers that are manufactured by Y & S candy which is about 1 mile as the crow flies. I could take those smells all day long! emoticon

I'm taking off tomorrow to spend the day with my 8 yr old gdaughter. This is her birthday gift from me...clothes shopping, lunch and dinner out and then to a very cool shop that sells crystals. She loves to collect them and I think her eyes will pop when she walks into this store.

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Years ago we had three buildings with one a few blocks away from the other two. Our connection to the third office was not nearly as good as the other two buildings. I hope you don't experience the lags that we did.

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That sounds like a blast! I've never been in one. There's one close to my office; I'll have to get some people together and try it.

The weekend was nice. Mondays roll around so quickly, don't they?

Our office is moving this coming week; not sure how the logistics of being separated from the main office will go... we'll see.

Have a great week, Pat

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1/6/20 9:24 A

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Good morning Pat - I hope your weekend was nice. My granddaughters birthday was Saturday and we celebrated by doing an escape room. It was fun but quite hard. My DH was ill so he missed out. I hope to do another one in the near future. I have heard from multiple sources that the ones in our area at top notch. I was impressed.

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I'm sitting here enjoying some great coffee and listening to the wind HOWLING around outside. I won't be walking outside this morning.

I also brought some work home that will take me several hours to complete. I could get used to working from home!

I hope you have a lovely day today - Happy Sunday. Pat

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I too love the early morning quietness and agree about nature being my spiritual place. The ocean especially brings me peace within.

I will be trying turmeric for the joint pain. My sister in law swears by it so I have ordered a highly recommended one and will be starting that as soon as it comes in. Today we are doing an escape room for our granddaughters birthday celebration. She is 20 spit will be a fun event for all of us.

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I went for a walk in the dark this morning with my reflective jacket and flashlight. It's raining lightly outside and it was SO quiet. I love experiences like this. The air and the ground smell wonderful from the rain and the warmer temperatures. Nature is my church - I'm so grateful to have started my day this way. emoticon emoticon

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I forgot you have knee issues. My DH does, as well. Be kind to yourself and your knees emoticon

Do you take any joint supplements that seem to help?

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I too was in bed at 9:30 - I just get so tired and I am up early everyday with Skyler. Back in the day we would have a couple over and have a bon fire outside with lots of food. Thankfully we don't over indulge anymore on News Year Eve.

I hope you year has started off as a successful one. I am making some small changes to get headed in the right direction again. Skyler helps getting me moving more which is a good thing. I just wish my knees were happier.

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As predicted, we were in bed by 9:30. Everything Christmas is going to be put away today and we are planning on getting in a visit with my oldest daughter and 4 grandkids.

Whatever you're doing, enjoy! Happy and Blessed 2020 to you and yours.

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We are not big celebrators of New years Eve either. I'll probably be asleep by 10. My big puppy gets up around 5 and I need my sleep. She is getting much better and is such a loving dog to everyone.

Good advice about enjoying each passing day. They do seem to come quicker and quicker as I race ahead towards 60. I have two years and am thankful for all the days I have.

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We did, thank you. I'm glad to hear you had a nice Christmas emoticon We're not big on celebrating New Year and going out on New Year's Eve. Our NY celebration will consist of taking down the Christmas decorations and tree emoticon

I shake my head in disbelief every time I think "2020". Whew! And, I'm 60 years young emoticon Where'd the time go???

While I'm not sure where it actually 'went' I do realize it's marching on. I watched my 3yr old granddaughter yesterday and she slept over last night. She's a tough one to get to sleep but I enjoy her so much. Some other family members are down with strep (yuck) and hoping it doesn't rear its ugly head in my household.

It's grey and rainy here and, speaking of grey, I've been watching the Grey Gardens documentary and follow up/cut footage film this week. So interesting; God Bless these 2 women.

Be well - enjoy each passing day, Pat

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year. We had a very nice day with family and hope you did as well. emoticon

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I wish you and your family a happy, joyous and very Merry Christmas emoticon



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We are very cold too. Single digits today and tomorrow although by the weekend we end up back to the 30's and then 40 on Monday. I have off tomorrow and all next week. I am so looking forward to not coming to work.

I hope you a wonderful weekend!

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Holy Moly - windy and cold here as all get out! 20 degrees and 'real feel' of -1. I was going to fill my car up this morning but the thought of standing out in the open air at a gas pump doesn't do much for me emoticon I suppose if I need it, I need it. Ugh!

Stay warm, Pat

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I am hopeful since I was able to accomplish a lot on Friday! I hope you have a wonderful week.

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Here's to a smoother workweek for you!!

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Happy Friday the 13th to you too! With our puppy in our life we chose to make the holidays tree free also. I have a list and need to also check it twice because I think I have a little more shopping to do.

Work has been over whelming this week with a lot going wrong. I will be more than glad when it is behind me. I do find a way to laugh through it and that helps. Also in the past I would have worked right through it, but now with Skyler I am forced to go home and let he out which is helpful. Making yourself step away for a moment is always better so you can regroup.

We are also going to get rain tomorrow, but we also have a funeral for a friends of ours sister. She was only 55. We also have a brother in law whose brother is dying. Such a hard time as it is but to have it so close to the holidays puts a little more stress on the whole thing.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get all your chores done. I too have to focus on that.

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Happy Friday, Val. It's the holidays and, of course, there's so much going on. We were supposed to go to a local amusement park for their Christmas displays/rides tomorrow (Saturday) but they're predicting rain/freezy rain much of the day. Honestly, it will be nice to have a day when I'm forced to stay inside and get some basic things done around my house. We are planning to go on Sunday instead and by then, I'll be ready for an outing emoticon

I think I'm done shopping. (????) Time to make a list and check it twice emoticon Not sure if I mentioned this earlier or not but my husband and I didn't want to carry all the ornaments up from the basement so we opted for lights, lots of candy canes and tinsel. Easy peasy! As I get older, I understand why my grandmother choose to have that ceramic Christmas tree in her living room year after year! emoticon

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Prayers and hugs - I'm sure the ceremony will be beautiful emoticon

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What a wonderful surprise and no worries the calories on your birthday, especially the 60th just don't count. I too love my family time. I hope your birthday is also a nice day. Mine is in a couple of weeks and I'm planning on taking the day off from work.

I've been printing the programs for the Candle Light Ceremony that we have in memory of our children. It is a nice ceremony even though one particular song brings tears to most of our eyes.

Have a nice week.

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My kids and their spouses surprised me last night with a pre-birthday dinner at a nice local restaurant. I love having them around me. I definitely went over my calories but when am I going to celebrate my 60th birthday surrounded by my kids in this life? Never :-) It was a lovely evening.

We're going Christmas tree shopping with the kids and their families this afternoon. We have an artificial tree but I love to tag along and see how excited the grandkids get.

We are doing a minimal amount of decorating this season. I don't feel like dragging all the ornaments out so this year the tree is covered in candy canes and tinsel. The grandkids won't care as long as Santa finds a place to leave their gifts emoticon

We are doing some re-decorating and our new hallway lighting fixture just arrived! On Sunday...I assume these poor delivery people that work on Sundays get paid well for it - I hope so!

Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

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Hi Val - I had to work today and I am SO glad I went into the office because I was by myself, for the most part, ALL DAY! Little to no interruptions and I got so much done. Honestly, it was nice to be out of the house and not have to do any prep and/or cleaning up for/or after the company.

We had a very nice day yesterday. emoticon All 5 of the kids, their spouses, and all 7 grandkids. I loved the day but was glad when it was over. We had one HECK of a wind storm here in PA Wednesday evening into Thursday and neither my husband nor I slept much that night. Our house is at the top of a hill and I was laying in bed anticipating our house getting hit by things flying around in the wind; it was fierce. No damage, though, thank goodness. Just lots of noise.

The Biggest Loser Winter challenge starts December 5th. I'm glad to have a way to hold myself accountable over the holidays.

I've got toys ordered from Amazon and then all I have to buy are gift cards for my kids and some for grandkids.

Be well; stay warm, Pat

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Good Morning Pat - I hope all is well with you. I am amazed at how fast this year has gone by. I am in no way ready for Christmas, but at least I'm ready for Thanksgiving. We use to host it, but now we go to our youngest sons house with his extended family. My middle son loves to cook and so he goes over early and helps. It really will be a nice time. I am thankful for both of them and the rest of the family. We are a non drama family and I'm so glad. Peace and love is my motto and I continue to try to live that way. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving. emoticon

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Ugh - poor baby! My Lanie got Coccidia when she was a puppy. Poor thing pooped ALL over my house. It just ran through her. An antibiotic (and some other med) stopped it rather quickly. I used to take her to our local park and let her run and she also loved to swim in the creek. The vet assumed she picked up the parasite in the creek water but she used to roll in all kinds of nasty things in the brush along the path. Yea, pretty gross.

The sky was spectacular for sure. I went outside in the 19-degree air to admire it. Nature is my church so I started my day off right emoticon

I got a 7% increase and am very happy about that. Our department is in a lot of disarray thanks to 2 particular people. I believe one of them is getting fired this coming Monday (when my boss gets back from a trip) and the other will be getting written up for a number of infractions.

I have to finalize my food list for T-giving - I can't believe it's Nov 13th already!

Be well and I hope Skylar is back to her perky puppy self soon, Pat And!! I'm so glad to hear your DH is doing well!

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Best of luck with your review and I hope the money is decent. We are having flurries this morning and very cold temperatures. When I was driving home last night I got a great view of the moon. It was so big early in the evening and so bright. I often take time to recognize those things and not take the beauty for granted.

My poor puppy has a bacteria infection and a parasite. I have been given her interceptor plus which helps to prevent worms but not the infection. She probably got it from the goose poop at the park. As hard as we try to keep her getting it sometimes she does. Just Yuck!

I still don't have my car because our local Mazda dealer is no longer a Mazda dealer. It happened shortly after getting my car. The shop says it is harder to get parts, but really there are 2 dealers about an hour away north and south. How hard is it really. My last week was very stressful and I'm hopeful this week will end better than it began.

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Sorry about your car but, I have to admit, it made me laugh a bit emoticon I'm laughing with you, not at you. I can see myself doing that.

It's been a bit of a hectic/emotionally draining week. Mostly work-related. I get my review today and, hopefully, a decent increase in pay. We'll see.

Stay warm - I woke up to 19 degrees here but it's GORGEOUS out! Beautifully clear skies, full moon, and no wind. It's spectacular really.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

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My husband is doing well. Every blood test comes back with low numbers and I feel good they got all the cancer. Yesterday I disabled my car backing up in my own driveway. My front bumper caught on a guide wire attached to a telephone pole. Instead of getting out of the car I forced my way in reverse and ripped it right off. I am now in a rental car and mine is in the shop. I think this is a sign I'm a bit exhausted from the puppy. I feel she is getting better, but my sleep is still a bit interrupted. This too shall pass.

I'm glad you feel comfortable with the new system. Fingers crossed all works well for you. I can see where older people would love to see the little ones. Older people tend to get lonely.
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We live in the country and have a lot of amish around us; they don't trick-or-treat. We never get anyone either. We go to my oldest daughter's neighborhood and it's always nice. They have a large population of senior citizens in their area and I think they all enjoy the little ones in costume. They're so dear.

I think I'm comfortable with the new system that's gone live at work. Today is the first day I'll actually be doing any billing on it and it will only be 2 invoices - thank God - so I won't be under a lot of pressure to be timely.

I hope you are doing well. How's your husband's health? I've been meaning to ask.

Have a great week, Pat

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They are adorable. Our house sits back from the road and we hardly ever get any trick or treater. If Skyler was trained (we are working on it) I could have dressed her up.

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Thank you :-) Here's a pic of my 5 grand goblins. Trick or treat was postponed until last night because of the HORRIBLE storm we had come through on 10/31. Enjoy your weekend.



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You are soooooo cute! I love it. I only wore a shirt that says " Some days you have to put on the hat and remind them who they're dealing with" It fits me emoticon

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I wish it was time to retire. Software changes are not fun for the users, but also hair pulling for the IT people. Since I'm an IT person I know how those things go. In my 4 years at the CPA firm we have upgraded 4 major systems. They work hard in the tax season and I work hard out of it. Calgon take me away....

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Dogs are wonderful for getting their humans moving!

Work has been crazy these past 2 months. I'm hoping things slow down HOWEVER we are changing over to a new software program for accounting and sales. That's always fun (haha, not).

My boss was away for a week and so we played catch up today. We are also playing beat the clock before this new system goes live on November 1st.

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Good Morning. I thought I would pop in and say hello. I hope your challenge is going well. The puppy is still keeping me very busy and that is a good thing for both hubby and I. We are doing more with her as our motivator. She is doing fairly well with the training we have her in.

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He didn't mind taking the prep...he did not, however, like having to go back and forth from the bathroom numerous times during the night. I had a colonoscopy when I was 50. I'll be 60 this year so I'll have to get around to making an appointment. Sounds like you had the same prep my DH did! My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I read "pour entire container". Yikes.

I'm just a bit concerned that they couldn't get the scope through to the beginning of the colon. I'm sure all is well but I'll worry until I know for sure.

I might have said this already but I can't BELIEVE the number of emails I am receiving as a participant of the 5% challenge. I was in another 5% challenge a few years back and forgot about the deluge of emails! As long as I lose some weight, I'll put up with them emoticon

We are going camping this weekend and it will be chilly but I'd rather that than sweltering heat and humidity. We can burn a campfire all day long when it's chilly. I've been blessed to be involved in a number of activities with grandchildren but I'm looking forward to just being away with my husband for a few days. I'll bundle up and sit in front of the fire with a good book! ...and a glass of wine or two emoticon

Your puppy is so darn cute! I know it can be trying but enjoy the puppy years emoticon

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Your poor hubby. That prep is so bad I never want to have another one again. Because of the issues I was having they made me take a whole container of Maralax added to 32oz of Gatorade. Needless to say I exploded! Not fun...

I am so glad that the work situation worked out for you and your team. I think by banding together they were forced to listen and act on it. If you had all quit one at a time they may not have.

Today is a due date for all the extensions we did in April. I will be glad when this day is over.

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I love your pictures! Boy oh boy, she is growing quickly! She's so pretty, Val.

all is well with me. I've just been busy. I've committed myself to 2 different weight loss challenges and the emails and daily check-ins are a bit overwhelming. Hopefully, all the additional accountability will help.

Work has been hectic but we slowly but surely are getting organized. I'm not sure if I told you about how concerned a few of us were about the new Field Service Manager my boss hired (back in July) but that guy turned out to be every bit the a$$hole we thought he would be. Four of the department - including me - said it was either him or us. THAT"S how bad he was. thank God, he was let go and one of our field techs accepted the position of FS Manager. He should have gotten the job in the first place but I'm just glad he's there now. He and I literally work side-by-side.

My husband has been having some issues with diverticulitis and saw a GI doc weeks back and had a colonoscopy this morning. They couldn't get through all the way to the back part of his colon so he has to go back in a few weeks for a follow-up test. Poor guy will have to deal with that lovely prep again!

We had our youngest granddaughter sleepover Saturday (3 yrs old, 4 in January) and I'm still exhausted from that. My husband's trip back and forth to the toilet last night has added to my current state of "duh". emoticon

I'm currently deciding if I want to go into work for 1/2 day today. The discharge instlructions CLEARLY say stay with the patient for 24 hours after the procedure and DH is telling me I should go to work.

I hope all is well with you and yours. Give that puppy a kiss for me! Pat

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Good Monday Morning. I hope you are doing well. We are getting out of the house a heck of a lit more now that we have a puppy. She will keep us moving in the winter which is a good thing.

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Here is my Skyler at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. She is growing very quickly.



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I love your joke - that is too funny. Our warmest day will be today and then we drop and drop some more. It will be cool this weekend so hopefully we will get the yard cleaned in time for ole man winter.



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It was muggy and humid all weekend long and my hair was not amused emoticon

We got some gardening done, watched my oldest g-daughter play soccer (I love watching her play!), got in a long walk on our rails to trails and then took the lazy route and watched Brit Box!

We are expecting record breaking temperatures this Wednesday - 90 or higher.



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I hope your weekend was nice and that your week will be too. We are still getting pretty decent weather here still. The weekend was warmer than predicted and we took advantage of it.

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Oh, wow! That's tragic. Yes, that would be very unsettling. Deer are a pain in the dupa around here - you never know when they're going to dart out into the road.

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There was a tractor trailer carrying compressed natural gas that tried to swerve to miss two deer. He hit the median and rolled his truck. He died and so did the deer. They evacuated people within a quarter mile of the spill and the had to close the highway for most of the day. Evacuation was a first for me and the person banging on my door scared the sh!t out of me. It was quite an experience.

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She'll outgrow that, Mom. Just enjoy that puppy breath and that warm belly while it lasts emoticon

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She is really cute. She is also getting up way too early - at least it was 4:15 this morning. I'm dragging butt this morning. emoticon

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OMG! She so flippin' cute!!!

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That is a great way to live the puppy life - thorugh someone else. LOL

We took here to dinner last night at a local craft brewery. This is the photo I took - she had a great time and was given plenty of love.



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She'll get straightened out as she grows. I'm remembering (now) what it's like training a puppy and the guilt of crating - although I think crates are the only way to go.

I'd love to get another dog and will - someday - but for now I'll live vicariously through you emoticon

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This morning she decided it was time to get up at 4 AM. Since yesterday she was crated while I worked I felt bad for her and got up and hung out. It makes for a very tiring day. emoticon

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She's so pretty Val! Enjoy her emoticon

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I can't believe I didn't put her name in my message. We agreed on Skyler - her eyes are sky blue. She has that trait from her mother - it is called the white gene. Her mom and one of her brothers have a half white face.

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OMG!!!!! She's adorable and so pretty! What did you name her? Best of luck with your new baby emoticon

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I hope you had a nice holiday weekend. We picked up our puppy on Saturday and she is keeping me quite busy. My feet are aching - lol

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Happy Labor Day emoticon

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Yes those holidays are right around the corner - they come and go so quickly the older we get. I am off work next week and am so looking forward to it. I hope you have a wonderful long weekend! emoticon

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We finally got approx 1/2-inch of rain yesterday and last night. That's better than nothing.

Enjoy your BBQ on Labor Day! Good Lord, that holidays will be here before we know it.
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So our rain is hitting this afternoon. I hope you you survive the beach! emoticon I'm sure it will be a great time with family. We are having a family picnic on Labor day and that should be nice.

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Thanks for the rain dance wishes emoticon

Aw, a new puppy; congrats! Please post a picture. I love BM dogs! I've always had big dogs. Mastiffs and such

Good to hear the Woodstock venue was fun. People watching at those events never disappoints!

Beach this coming weekend with 2 of my kids, their spouses and all 5 grandkids. We're sharing one big family suite - please remember me in your prayers emoticon

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We did have a nice time and the people that were there were an entertainment show on it's own. The music was fantastic and the crowd huge. I'm very glad we went.

I'm getting a new puppy this weekend that will grow into a huge dog - She is a Bernese Mountain Dog. I am so excited except for the fact that our little dog hurt herself and the healing has been slow. We did take her back to the vet last night and she received more pain meds and muscle relaxers. There was an improvement in her before going to bed last night so I'm hopeful the puppy coming won't be too hard on her.

I see you need rain. It is amazing how areas around here don't need it, but our rivers do. We have some rain coming tomorrow so hopefully you will see it today.

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I hope you had a great time!

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Good morning. We are headed out in a few minutes to our adventure for the 50 year Woodstock celebration. The concert doesnít start until later so we have plenty of time to go through the museum and walk around. I believe they have a festival of things going around the town. It will be hot, but I am ready.

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How was your Woodstock weekend?? The Fiddlers picnic was fun; we stayed until 2 pm and left. the first group up was on stage for an hour then people who signed up were given 15 minutes each to perform. a few were 'ok' others made the 15 minutes seem like an hour emoticon We didn't know what to expect but glad we finally went.

This morning I'm going with kids/grandkids to the Strasburg Railroad for a ride. It'll be hot but I love seeing their little faces when they're experiencing something emoticon

Not sure where you are exactly in NY but Ashokan NY has a big fiddlers convention every year (I think it's every year). that would be awesome to go to because I would think there are 'more serious' musicians there.

Enjoy your weekend.

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That sounds fun let me know all about it. I've never heard of it. emoticon

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Enjoy the concert and the town! DH and I are going to the Fiddlers Picnic not too far from home. I've been wanting to go for years and I told him if he doesn't go, I'm going anyway emoticon but he seems to be excited about going as well.

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That is something I always remind myself - to not wish my life away. Although on Mondays it is hard not to want Friday to be here. I suppose when we are much older we will look back at it all with a different view.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. One more before we head to Bethel Woods for a concert over the woodstock weekend. I'm excited for that.

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I'll be 60 in December and, I agree, too many years between now and 65 emoticon

I don't want to wish it away, however. Have a great evening. Pat

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Good for you for speaking up. So many times we don't when we should. My work weeks have been hard since a couple computer upgrades went south pretty fast. I'm still recovering from that and our outage last week that was a day and a half long. People can not live without their technology.

Yes, I too need to start playing. There are too many years between now and 65. emoticon

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Hello to you too! The challenge is going well; although, I'm starting to loose steam. I gained a pound back last weigh in but I still lost overall so I'm focusing on that.

We were camping this past weekend and I was glad to have the time 'away'. Last week at work, the new department manager said something VERY inappropriate about one of our employees girlfriend - who happens to be the mother of another one of our employees! I lost it. I jumped up, pointing my finger at him and told him to watch what he says...don't go there and called him an a-hole twice. He apologized to me 2 days later and I'm sure he was showing me his 'true colors'. Not thrilled how my boss handled it but he did call the guy into his office and had a talk with him. This pig has only been here 3 weeks. This is going to be interesting, I'm sure, as we move forward. My guys (drivers and techs) don't like him and I was the one that kept telling everyone to give him a chance. My opinion of him is forever sketched in stone at this point.

I need to start buying some lottery tickets every-so-often so I at least have a chance of retiring early! emoticon

I hope you're doing well and you have a good workweek. Pat

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Helloooooooo

How have you been? How is that summer challenge going?

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I have been taking walks in the morning when it is still cool enough for me. It has been working out great. My work this week was brutal with multiple computer issues. I am so glad it is the weekend. Have fun with the grands - how nice to have time with them. Mine are s all grown up now and has a busy life. I love to see her but it isnít like when she was younger. She is all grown up and I am very proud of her.

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2 oldest grandkids sleeping over tonight; hoping to have some fun. That heatwave was horrible all right! Glad to be back to normal 80s for this time of year.

Enjoy your weekend, Pat

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Speaking of age I wonder if I will ever get to the point where I like the heat. This weekend is going to be brutal with heat and humidity. I will be doing a lot of indoor work even though the front garden needs weeding desperately.

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I've been to Woodstock several times but never during a milestone event; I'm sure it will be crowded! I love to go in and out of the shops there and the overall vibe to the town.

Yes, I'm sure that at soon-to-be-60 I'm fed up with office politics and the nonsense...human beings in general! I have less and less patience with people every passing day emoticon

One gentleman I work with is 67 yo and still working and G-R-U-M-P-Y most of the time. He still has to work because he put all 5 of his kids through college which cost him approx 1/2 million dollars. I think that's crazy but to each their own. Now his only daughter is getting married in 2020 and he wants to put money aside for her. I wish I could have paid for my 3 kids' colleges but I was only able to 'help' and their father isn't in their lives so they've had to tackle the debt themselves. Such is life.

Stay cool and, again, enjoy your weekend when it gets here.

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We do live about 6 hours away and many times our weather is the same. The whole US is in for a warm one. This morning I heard that Nebraska had a low of 86 degrees. I am glad I'm not there.

Working for a living is getting old. I wonder if it is our age group that makes us feel so fed up with it. My sister-in-law and her husband was just saying the same thing last night. I am counting down the years and yet still telling myself to enjoy the current time in my life. I don't know it doesn't seem to get any easier.

My sons live in my area. My middle son did get married up in Maine - in my favorite town on the beach. He visited with his wife (before they were married) and fell in love with the same place that I love. It was kind of ironic since he didn't plan the trip. The are headed there for vacation this September. I try to get there once a year, but will not make it this year. Our extra funds went to our granddaughter for her graduation. That and I bought tickets to a concert at the original Woodstock town (Bethel Woods). It is odd that there is a Woodstock town (very hippy like) and then there is Bethel Woods. We will be there the 50 year weekend so it was pricey and it will be a bit too crowded. The good news is they only allow ticket holders into town that weekend. I want to go to the museum and I will have to buy a shirt.

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Yes, I agree. The heat indices and humidity/mugginess have been off the proverbial charts these past few days. I think you and I live close enough that we're on the same weather front.

I've been to Maine a number of times; some gorgeous country. I could move further north but I will always stay close to kids/grandkids. Your son lives in Maine, doesn't he?

enjoy the rest of your workweek. It's been very stressful due to one imparticular individual - the guy is being a REAL a-hole and my manager doesn't have much of a backbone. We had a 'come to Jesus' meeting for all the drivers/techs last week and it was ugly. I don't think it was productive at all and only made things tenser. I'm praying 2 of the guys quit. In the meanwhile, I do my job and collect my pay emoticon

Enjoy the upcoming weekend. Pat

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Thank you. Our weather is brutal. I am not a fan of hot and humid. So many friends of ours want to move south... we would move to Maine if we could. I am sure their winters are probably not what I really want, but our summers here can be too much for my husbands and mine breathing. Asthma for both and he is suffering horribly this year.

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So tonight is her graduation. She had the party a week before the ceremony. Not a bad idea now she can go to other peoples parties. It looks like we will have some rain this weekend so I will have to get my charity work done since I have to print postcards for our Balloons to heaven and the labels and then mail them. I will have no excuse if it is raining.

Have a nice weekend.

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Glad the party was a success. Yes, we're off, today is our first day.

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The graduation party went very well and we had a combined one with her moms family. Our family took are of the food and eating supplies and hers took care of the venue and decorations. All of it was great.

Have fun this week.... anyway you can!

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Happy Monday; I hope you had a nice weekend.

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We don't camp now, but when our youngest was in Scouts we did occasionally. My retirement dream is to travel around the US in a camper. I hope my body is able to do that as I too have knee and back issues. When it comes to our kayaking my husband does the heavy lifting placing the kayaks on the car and takes them off. I can help some and have no issues getting the kayak to the water but I wish I could help more.

I have been involved with office moves a few times and being the IT person it isn't much fun for us. I would love a window, but IT offices are not usually that exposed for good reasons.

It is almost the weekend thankfully although ours will be full helping with the graduation party.

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Your g-daughter sounds like a really good person! I love to hear stories like this. We get bombarded with so much negativity everywhere we turn and there's not enough focus on what's positive. Your son sounds awesome as well.

Camping should be fun. I wish I had more time for it. I figure we have another 5 'good' years of camping ahead of us. My husband has arthritis in his back and knees and doesn't do much to help himself. I watch him setting up and tearing down camp and I know he struggles. I help out as much as possible but have no plans of being in my mid-60s in the rain and mud taking things apart emoticon I'll just enjoy it while we still can.

Our office is moving to a new location; well, new to us. The building inside is straight out of the 60s and is in desperate need of repair. I'll be happy to get a window!

Enjoy what's left of the week.

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Your camping trip will be fun I'm sure. I really like that I have reconnected with some of my friends from the past. We occasionally have a girls weekend and also like to have dinner dates.

The tickets go on sale soon for the Oktoberfest. It is located in Burlington right by the lake and view is wonderful.

Our granddaughter is graduating this month and just had her prom last week. I left work early to take pictures. She loves the attention and I'm glad she invites us along. I think we have quite a good relationship with her. Her dad is our son and one of her assignments at school was to write a letter. She wrote to her dad and thanked him for always being there for her and she loves their talks and feels she can tell him anything. I have always thought he was a good dad and that letter says it all. I am also very happy that she recognizes who has been there for her all her life. Her mother hasn't done a great job of getting her own life together, but hopefully that is on the upswing too.

Have a great week!

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Vermont is so pretty; so is New Hampshire. I should recommend a trip up that way to my DH. If you go, I can live vicariously through you emoticon I know what you mean about the smell of beer being brewed - not my fav either! I was considering trying my hand at making mead and looked into the cost of materials but then found out there's a meadery about 10 minutes from where I work! I had no idea. It's much easier to go there, give them my money and not have to clean up emoticon

We are going camping in Accord NY in a week and a half and staying for approximately 5 days. I'm going to meet up with a childhood friend of mine that lives in that area. I'm excited to see her! It's been over 30 years! We found each other on Facebook; I'm not a huge fan of FB but, for connecting with people, it's awesome. Then, we're driving to Connecticut to a niece's briday shower on Saturday and I'll get a chance to see my siblings. All in all, it will be a week of re-connecting; I love these opportunities in life!

I'm going to the Baltimore Aquarium today with my 3 kids and 5 grandchildren. It should be a beautiful day. I haven't been to the aquarium in years!

Have a great weekend; the weather is PERFECT here in PA today. We are expecting more rain tomorrow.

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Are you going camping again soon? I have no plans this year for getting away but we had good travels last year. Maybe in the fall we will go to Vermont for the Beer Fest with my brother-in-law. My husband and him like making beers. I can't take the smell and I'm thankful it isn't something that is done more often.

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We had such a gorgeous weekend of weather and yesterday it was back to rain. Our temperatures a little under normal and I'm quite happy with that. I don't like hot a humid. The rain is good because that way I don't have to water everyday.


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I loved every minute I spent with them but I'm exhausted! slept in yesterday and today and I need to break that habit tomorrow morning.

We got some much-needed rain yesterday and a little more this morning; I'm grateful for it.

I hope all is well with you and yours. Have a great day, Pat

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You will get a good workout running around after 2 year olds. Have fun I just love that age

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Went to dinner with DH and then to a concert at our local park. Beautiful weather! Came home and did a little bit of tinkering in one of the flower beds.

We are babysitting our 2-year old grandsons tomorrow for 6 hours - YIKES! Love and enjoy them so much; I'll be sure to take my vitamins in the morning so I can keep up with them.


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I don't blame you. Do the upper management really think we are that stupid? They get in a position like that and they just don't care about those below the way I think they should.

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