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7/5/21 6:50 A

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Good Morning! Happy Monday!

I hope you All have had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday!

It is beautiful outdoors. I have the doors open. Soon will start my indoor fitness and hopefully spend time outdoors.

Wishing all a Wonderful Week!

Sharon/sunshineyourway
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7/2/21 7:25 A

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Happy Friday!! emoticon

WOW!! The rain just started about 15:00 ago and is pretty heavy with the wind. Great day to stay indoors. I am getting ready to start my fitness with Gilad Bodies in Motion. He started a new 21 day challenge. Just loving it.

Missed seeing my son for Father's Day. He ended up going down to Florida to visit his friends over the 4th of July.. Sure look forward in visiting down there one day. Miss my longtime friends.

Thinking of you all and hoping you are doing great. Carol, we all miss you too. Hope you are doing well and thinking of Chuck.

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6/28/21 7:09 A

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Good Morning!! Happy Monday!

I hope everyone is doing great! I have been playing around with my fitness pal getting use to the food tracker etc. The only thing I find I don't like about it, it does not have as many nutrients available to add like SP. I like to count Fiber and net fiber etc. in addition to your basic nutrient counts. Does not have that. I am also playing around with Strava. I really do like that. I get to see how all my friends are doing.. It motivates me to get moving. If any of you want to hook up please message me and I will give you my personal info.

It sure is gong to be a very hot and humid week. I hope to do some outdoor work early, after my Fitness, to beat the heat. I am finally getting some tomatoes in addition to lots of Blueberries, green onions and soon green beans. I even have my first egg plant growing. It is so cut. Never grew it before. I have a difficult time finding organic egg plant in the stores so I thought I would give it a try.

Have a great week. I hope you all are doing great.

Sure miss having my Floridian Pool and Lanai during these hot days.

Wishing all a great week.

Sharon/sunshineyourway
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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh Live Race
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon cancelled/ virtual/deferred
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Good Morning! Happy Monday! Wishing all a great week.

Getting a very early start on my indoor fitness. Plan a Cardio, strength, toning and yoga first thing. I finally got back down to my goal weight. So excited. Now to maintain the weight loss. At least I stayed within a 3-5% gain.

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Wishing All the Dad's out there a very Happy Father's Day.

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Got out early for my run this morning.. 75 degrees starting. Thankful for the breeze. It is going to be hot. Be safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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Happy Friday! What wonderful temps we are having this morning. High 50's. Wish it could be like that Saturday morning. I have the doors opened right now.

Betsy, happy to hear you will have some help with your Mom, PT, OT and nurse. We also had that for my Mom. It helped her so much.

Glad you are able to work form home at least until August. I hope your 3 days out and 2 days in gets approved. To me, I would think you can get so much more done working out of the house.

Getting ready for my indoor workouts and hopefully will have a chance to work outdoors. I have some tree/bush trimming I need to do. I also need to start calling around to get some tilling and mulching done. I am hoping I can dig out some squash etc. to plant in the newer garden for more space. It is really taking over in my smaller garden. Some tomatoes are already starting to turn orange. Have some green beans and saw some red bell peppers. Yay! And all Organic. Tons of Blueberries. This year has been so much better. I actually have a light weight material like sheer curtain material to shade the tomatoes and red bell peppers some. Has helped with the extreme heat and sun we have been having.

Wishing all a great weekend!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh Live Race
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon cancelled/ virtual/deferred
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh cancelled/virtual 2:33:57
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I have been extremely busy! We have a Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist, and a nurse coming in to help Mom.

I am able to work from home until August and then we will see. I am hoping to work from home 3 days a week and work in the office 2 days a week but that has to be approved.

They want everyone back at work full-time in August.

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Happy Thursday! emoticon

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Good Morning! What a Beautiful Day here.

I worked on my fitness early and hope to spend the rest of the day outdoors. Loving the cooler temps and lower humidity.

Have a Wonderful Day!

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Thank you ME. My Dad bought one when we lived in NY and he dug it out and moved it down to Raleigh to this house. He did buy it for me as my namesake. Sharon means pretty flower my Mom told me. Now all these other Rose of Sharon, I am not sure who got them. The one Dad got actually looks like a white rose. These look more like tropical Hibiscus, which I found out, are in the same family of Rose of Sharon. We had a neighbor in NY that had many Rose of Sharon Trees, all in different colors. My Mom always loved them. I need to get some extra pots next time at Lowes and will start potting them so when my son visits again we can relocate them. Hummingbirds also love them. The one my Dad got that looks like an actual white rose is planted by our kitchen window.

It is a good time to catch up on stuff. It just has been too hot.

Have a great weekend!

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Oh, Sharon, that flower is gorgeous! I recall getting some trees from the Arbor Society in my early years in Holly Springs. I think I got a Hawthorn tree, that grew into something with huge sharp sharp thorns that apparently the birds were supposed to like to store berries on the thorns for later consumption. I never noticed that happening, but the tree itself was vicious! There were a few other trees and one of them was a Rose of Sharon. Unfortunately, my gangrene thumb worked it's evil spell and it never grew. But yours is really pretty. Did your Mom get them as your namesake?

Nothing much happening here. Needing to catch up on mail and reading and laundry, but other than that, nothing exciting. Hope everyone has a good weekend.

ME

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"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Happy Friday All!

ME, so sorry your trip was the trip from hell. So sad to hear what is going on now in Osh Gosh. Thinking of your granddaughter at this time and your daughter. Hope all works out for them.

Getting ready to start some Cardio and Strength today and Saturday, plan to run 13.10 miles again, weather permitting. We have been getting a lot of rain.

Was able to fertilize my garden after my run yesterday before the rains came in. I have been doing a lot of landscaping work in the front yard and plan to work now on the side of house. It is so overgrown right now with beautiful Rose of Sharon Trees. I dug a large one out and potted it until I figure out where I want to relocate it. They are just growing wild out there. So beautiful. Here is a picture of one of the first blooms this year,



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6/8/21 7:05 P

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I am also on My Fitness Pal. Started using that since they have a Food Tracker. I used my spark name on there if anyone wants to connect.

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Well, I signed up as MaryEllen217. I used to be Maryellen301, as that was my address when I joined. I kept it even after my move to Garner. We'll see how it's going to work. I understand the reasoning, and quite frankly, our daily message board was the only thing I have used on SP for many years. Keeping up with the 4 of us is the only feature I ended up using. I"d love to be able to continue our thread. Not sure if the new platform will ever allow that. I guess we just need to wait and see how it all shakes out.

Had the trip from hell up to Oshkosh. My daughter's marriage appears to me to be in shambles. Both contributing to the mess they have and it puts Ruby in the middle of everything. Very sad. Not sure if things can or will improve. Then on my way home things got really crazy. I had used a miles ticket for the entire trip, but I saw the flight loads, which were wide open so I canceled that confirmed seat to get those miles back, and planned on using my standby privileges' to get home. Well, weather sure messes up flights and that's just what happened. I had no trouble getting out of Oshkosh, but once I got to Charlotte, things fell apart. My return to RDU was late due to weather and ended up being canceled. The last flight of the day ended up taking on many of those folks who were supposed to be on that canceled flight, so no seats were available. I ended up spending the night at the airport, with only my purse, cell phone, charging cable and a sweater. I decided to check my carryon bag in Wisconsin because I didn't want to be burdened with it, since I was emotionally spent. Bad move, as I had warmer stuff and chocolate in that carry on! The airport was like a meat locker and by the time I figured I'd be stuck there, all the food places were closed. I'd grabbed a hot dog at Costco where I filled the tank of the rental before returning it and that's all I had until about 7:30 this morning when I did get a flight and was able to snag an upgrade to first class, for that short 45 minute flight to RDU. I was offered a glass of Orange juice! I'd been going for about 30 hours nonstop, as I drive 2.5 hours to get my sister to the ferry to Washington Island and then 2 hours to get back to Appleton for my flight. Other than being able to see Ruby blossom into a full grown toddler, the trip was kind of a bummer. She was delightful, but the rest was very trying. Very sad. I have another trip planned for August. We'll have to play it by ear to see if or how that will go.

I get my generator installed next week! It should be up and running by the 17th. Peace of mind for sure. I hope everything is well with everybody and that Carol can get back up with us now and in the future.

ME

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"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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https://www.spark360.com/

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Sharon/sunshineyourway
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I found this link where you can sign up for Spark America and assign your Spark name. I don't think the site will actually be available to use until August but at least you can get yourself set up with user name and password.

sparkamerica.com/spark-cities/
https://sparkamerica.com/spark-cities/

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06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh cancelled/virtual 2:33:57
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11/01/20 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon cancelled/ virtual 2:31:04

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6/7/21 6:47 A

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Good Morning! Happy Monday.


I read that article and thought these changes were not going to happen until August. Well, I tried to add my meals for today in the food tracker and it is not taking it. I also tried to use the weight tracker for BP, BG, Sleep etc and that would not take.

Do any of you recommend an outside tracker to use? I have been in the habit of recording everything and now will be totally lost. I had all my recipes in there too- I heard that will be gone but I thought we would still have use of the food tracker?

Will we also lose our Spark Friends etc? Is there another way we can connect. Sounds like there will be no longer our teams by August.

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for sharing Betsy.. I just found out and was going to post. I am a bit shocked.
I wonder what that will been for or teams etc.

I am signed up for the FB group but just not the same.

Edited by: SUNSHINEYOURWAY at: 6/6/2021 (13:08)
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Did you all hear that Spark is shutting down in August?
Starting a new platform that sounds like it will be a lot different.

https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nut
rition_articles.asp?id=2660



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OMG! Such cute pictures Betsy and ME. I will have to come back later to read posts.

Wishing al a fabulous day.

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Good Morning! Happy Thursday!

I was able to get ahold of Carol and she says Hi to everyone. emoticon I let her know we all missed her and were worried.

She has really been busy caring for Chuck since 4-1. Hopefully things will settle down for her within the next month or so. They plan to come up to visit in August to Lake house and then up North later in the year...

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I heard from Carol's son, Chris. All is well. Here's his reply...
Hmm, that is unusual for herÖthings were a little hectic with Dadís health around that time, but things have settled down a bit now. Iíll check with her and get back to you, but she is doing well, not sure why she hasnít been posting but thanks for letting me know your concerns.

So, hoping Chuck is doing better and that Carol will rejoin us shortly!

Betsy, those twins are just too darn cute for words! Glad you enjoyed your beach trip. Now back to the real world!!

ME

Edited by: MARYELLEN301 at: 6/1/2021 (07:53)
Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Hi all, had a nice time at the beach but it sure went fast! Back to work tomorrow.
The twins are now 1 year old!








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Thanks, Sharon. Hope your day was memorable! Mine was very quiet. Lots of reading and some sprucing up outside.

I am really worried about not hearing from Carol in over 2 months. I know sometimes she wouldn't get notified of a new post, but after a while she always managed to reconnect. I have her son's email address from getting estimates for my generator, so I sent him a message today asking if everything was OK with her. I will post here when I get an answer.

I am heading to Oshkosh on Thursday to see my daughter and that now Toddler granddaughter of mine. I can't call her a baby anymore!



I can't wait to get my hands on those curls of hers to try to get them tamed! I'm not sure how successful I will be! My daughter says they are unmanageable. Not sure if that's her hair or just Ruby herself!! Guess I'll find out soon enough!

ME

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Wishing all a Happy and safe Memorial Day! emoticon

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Good Morning! Happy Saturday!

Thank you ME.. My poor sweet Pete. We miss him so much. I hope you have a lovely time when you visit Oshkosh.. Nice that you all got together for cards. I am really looking forward in life getting back to normal.

I miss Carol too. I hope all is well with her and her family.

We had a wonderful construction company come by yesterday who fixed the subflooring in the bathroom so we can now have new toilet installed June 1st. While he was here he fixed our front door, that the other person left hanging improperly. He never came back to finish the job back then and left a mess. I am so thrilled with the professionalism of this company and they have A+ rating. SIGMON CONSTRUCTION. We will definitely use them again.

Getting ready for a cardio warm up and then will head out the door for my morning run. Actually feels good not to be training for anything yet. Only race planned now is in November City of Oaks.

Have a Wonderful Weekend.



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Sharon, so sorry about your Pete! What a shock when he'd not been showing signs of illness, and with a life span of usually so much longer. So sad for poor Cleo too. Are you going to get another something to keep Cleo company? I wonder if they have some sort of App available with talking birds to keep her company? Might be worth investigating.

We played cards today for the first time since Bill got really sick. Way before the virus. Not sure if we're going to try to make it weekly or not, but it was sure nice to get together.

Have a great time at the beach, Betsy! I go to Oshkosh on June 3rd till that next Monday. My sister may be joining me if we can work out the logistics.

I wonder what Carol's been up to? Just looked. Her last post was March 29th!!! I hope all is OK.

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ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
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Thanks Betsy.. Happy to hear from you.

Have a great time at the Beach!!

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Sorry to hear about your bird Sharon. We are going to the beach this Saturday!
I have so much to do before we leave!

Hello everybody!

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Hi Everyone! How are you all doing? I hope you all are doing great. Miss you All.

Life has been crazy around here. My son was visiting during Mother's Day. The week went by too quick.. Our storage shed was finally delivered this week and we have someone coming by today to fix the subflooring support for flange on toilet today. We bought a new toilet and when they were getting ready to install noticed the support needed replacing due to a slow leak.

My sweet Pete the Parrot suddenly crossed the Rainbow Bridge last Friday. I am still in shock since there were no warning signs. We had him for 35 years and their life span can be up to 50 years old. We are now left with Cleo our Cockatoo who can live anywhere from 75-100 years old. I can tell she is very lonely without Pete. They talked all the time together.

I ran a virtual Half last Saturday in Pete's ME memory and also in Memory of our Veterans.

So excited, I am finally back down to goal weight, fluctuating 1-2 lbs.. I thought I would never get there.




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Thank You ME. I will check.

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Sharon, Just a quick reply as I'm on my way to a funeral, but if you are looking for info on implants, there is a guy that's really close to you (not so close to me but I used him anyway!) Check out Williams and Daily Dental. They are on Wake Forest or maybe it changes already to Falls of Neuse, but right there on the main drag. Best prices in town (I checked!) and my implants are gorgeous! Very clean, on time and the staff is great to work with. It's a long process, but worth it in the long run.

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ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
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Happy Wednesday All!

What a beautiful week. I spent most of Monday and Tuesday outdoors in the yard working on landscaping, my garden and repotting a few plants.

Betsy, glad you all got your second shot. Sorry about having to go back full time but at least it is sometime in July.

Hi Carol and ME! Thinking of you All.

I finally made it back down to goal weight. Yay!!! It took a few years to lose those 5 lbs I gradually gained. Now watch, tomorrow I will probably gain a couple back. It is all about fluctuating weight. So glad I use www.weightgraphers.com that gives me a weekly average or I would be totally frustrated with this back and forth.

Have dentist appoint later for two crowns. I also need to have tooth extracted but want to wait to get info on implant. I refuse to get a bridge after what my mother went through.

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We are to return to work full time after the 4th of July.

I am not looking forward to it at all! The second shot wet okay today. L has a headache but I seem to be doing okay. I drank a lot more fluids than she did.

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Happy Monday All!

So happy to hear you are getting your 2nd shot Betsy.. Are they planning on you all coming back to work Full time? I know it will not be easy going back after working remotely. I actually feel like people can get much more done working remotely. Glad you had the time with your Mom. I am sure it will be a big adjustment for her too.

I ran my last long run of 15 miles on Saturday. I deferred Tobacco Road to next year but will be running a virtual All American/ Ft. Bragg Race in May. Something to keep me motivated. I am finally beginning to lose those extra lbs. gained over the past couple of years. Almost to goal weight. Yay! I have been bouncing back and forth, so hopefully this will stay off now.. Getting ready for indoor fitness and then work outdoors in my Yard/Garden.

Have a great week!

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I am getting my second shot on Monday. I actually met a friend of mine tonight for coffee, it was so nice to be able to sit with someone and chat. She sounded so lonely that I suggested it. Her husband passed away about two years ago and she is my age. We had a great time.

Work is still crazy and I have to work tomorrow. I am trying to draw a line in the sand and not work too much but it is hard. They are talking about re-opening full-time after the 4th of July.

I will miss being home with my Mom. This pandemic has really brought us closer to each other.

I hope everyone enjoys the weekend! Very exciting news Sharon that your son can soon come to visit!

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Happy Friday All!

What a big change in temperature. So cold once again. I did not bother covering any of my plants this time, so hopefully everything is OK.

Betsy, that glider chair sounds like a great investment for your Mom. I wished I had looked into that for my Mom way back, just hesitant back then. Her staircase is somewhat narrow and steep.

I ended up deferring my May Race, Tobacco Road Half Marathon to next year March. Too many unknowns yet and last day for deferral is today. The only race now planned is for November. Hopefully by then we will have more normalcy.

Getting ready for my indoor fitness and hopefully later some yard work. Have a great day and weekend! My son got his 2nd shot yesterday. Yay! He will be looking into flights to come around Mother's Day or sometime in May. It has been way to long in seeing him.

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Wow, Betsy! So great to hear about the glide chair! And a whole lot easier (and less expensive) than a move to a one story house! Wonderful news. And going in once a week is way more manageable than that daily commute you were dealing with. Though I did find that working from home I ended up putting in more hours than if I was able to stop when I left the office.

Weekend was kinda chilly but I got a lot done. Ordered new hoses from Amazon as I needed to move the hoses from one side of the house to the other. The original side was way more convenient but to get to the spigot I had too much of a slope and I couldn't manage it with my cane. Accepting limitations is something I guess we all have to deal with as circumstances change. The new side isn't as convenient but it is relatively flat. I hope it will be an improvement.

Have a good week!

ME

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Hi all,
Yes, it was such a nice day outside! My Mom has her chair glider up the staircase!
She has gotten independent again, she goes up and down by herself already.

Work is still extremely busy but okay. I have to go into my office every Tuesday.

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Wishing All a Happy Sunday!! It sure is beautiful out. Enjoy Your day!

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Happy Friday All!!

Betsy, happy to hear you had your first shot..

I am getting ready for some indoor Fitness and plan to spend the rest of day outdoors planting in my Garden. Hope to get it all done so those plants will be ready for the predicted rain later Friday afternoon..

Wising all a Fabulous Weekend!

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Hi all,
Had my first shot on Monday. My arm has been sore but not too bad!

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Good Morning!! Stopping by to say HI! emoticon

Busy morning planned. Workout and yard work. Later GI appointment and a shot grocery stop.

I will catch up later. Wishing all a fabulous day!

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Happy Thursday All! Wishing all a Happy Easter Weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

WOW! Another Windy Day and more cold weather on the way. I secured down my small greenhouse with wire, top and bottom and used some broken bricks for some weight on top and bottom shelves. I think I may have saved the germinated seeds of Spinach and Egg Plant. The others I just put the soil and seeds back in the trays. Thankful I had everything labeled and I also added more seeds just in case. I brought all the trays indoors and will put back out after this cold snap. Picture below is greenhouse fallen flat down.

ME, so happy to hear from you. Please let me know how it goes with your quotes for generators. That is something we want to do also. I gave my hubby Carol's sons info too. We want the type that automatically comes on when the lights goes off. We are also thinking of solar energy. Getting pricing.

Betsy, what a joy to see pictures of your cuties... Love it. Hopefully your work will be gradual on getting back. A lot of companies are going to virtual, work out of home. Seems like it would be a cost savings for businesses too, depending on the type of business.

Carol, thinking of you. I am sure you will be busy during Easter and visitors.. How is it now with a lot of tourist and Spring Breakers? I saw pictures of Clearwater Beach. WOW!! We were on the East side of Pinellas County so we really did not have all that traffic etc.





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I'm here! Just super busy! between termites, getting ready for Easter and entertaining, getting estimates for the generator, and re-doing my will and trust, and book club, I am inundated with reading and telephoning! Health-wise, all is well!

Carol, are you wondering about spell check on SP? I have another spell check, actually two of them, on my PC. One is with the computer and the other is an app called Grammarly. corrects spelling and grammar, like punctuation and other grammar stuff. Have you tried to shutdown the computer and restarting it? That's usually enough to kick any misbehaving items back into compliance. Like putting a kid in the corner for 10 minutes!

Sharon, you must have almost had heart failure when you saw that greenhouse blown to pieces! Nature is sometimes so cruel!

Got to run. Showering and off to the pool for my water weight an noodle workout. I find it's a better workout than the range of motion or even the water aerobics that Rex offers. More tailored to me personally. But my 30 minute reserved session takes me over 1.5 hours when you consider getting ready at home, the drive, the getting ready to get into the pool, the workout itself, the shower after, the more or less dressing to leave, the drive home and then getting really dressed for the day at home. But I know I need to make that exercise a part of my daily existence!

Betsy, I hope you have good weather at the beach. Just kick back and let the others do the planning and pick up the pieces!

ME

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"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

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The beach will be fun and I will have some help since my two brothers will be there and my SIL. Can't wait, I have not had a vacation since Christmas and I am burning the candle at both ends!

Wake Tech is slowly opening up again and I am not looking forward to returning to my office and that long drive! I am hoping that we can do some flex time. Right now it is only once a week and I have not even done that yet.

ME where are you? I hope everything is okay!

Sharon, I hope your seedlings somehow survived the storm. Get ready more on the way!

Some cuties to brighten your day!







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Betsy, so glad you can get to the beach this year. I know you still have a lot of responsibility when away, but hope you can relax and enjoy.
And Sharon, how discouraging to have your greenhouse blow over - and with seedlings just starting. Hope damage is minimal.
Where is ME? I need her to tell me why spell check doesn't work anymore. She must be busy.
Today I went for last appointment with podiatrist - until something else crops up.
Then shopped at Publix and at Aldi's where I always buy too much. My cupboards are bulging. Every since Pandemic started we seem to think we need big supply on hand.
Have a WalMart order to pick up on Wed. also, but that's not food except for some Easter candy which we really don't need. emoticon emoticon


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Good Morning! Happy Monday All!

You are so lucky Betsy. Your Beach trip sounds like fun. Love the idea of an elevator in the house. That will help so much with your mom.
Carol, yay for pool time... You are so fortunate to have family down that way and all the visitors you have.

Last night we had very heavy winds with cold front moving in. I saw my seedling greenhouse got blown over. Still dark outside. I can only imagine the damage it has done to my plants that were starting. I had Egg Plants and Spinach coming up and new trays of many more things. I am going to figure out a way to secure the greenhouse much better. Those stakes were useless. I may try to rope it down... I had it up against Moms ramp thinking that would hold it, but the wind came from the other direction. So today will be devoted to gardening.

So excited that I have lost a couple of pounds. I tried a new supplement that is recommended for KETO dieters. Maybe that is why? I had gradually gained 5 lbs. over the past few years, and just could never lose it. Only 2 lbs. to go and so far it has been three days at this lower weight. Hoping it stays off.

Got to go. Have a Wonderful week. Here is picture of my small greenhouse before last nights wind storm.

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Enjoyed your blog, Sharon,the Gardener. You have so many activities going on. That's great.
Guess what! I finally got back to the pool which just felt wonderful. First time I just walked in the water, but next time did a few aerobics. Have to see podiatrist tomorrow so can't go to pool, but maybe on Tuesday.
Our daughter, granddaughter and her boyfriend arrive on Friday and they are looking forward to swimming. Temps will be about 90 until Thursday, then cool down to 70's.
My sister from Naples and her granddaughter visited yesterday. Had golf cart conversation since they were not inoculated. My sister, Kathy, is now living here at resort.
Talk later, Carol


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We are going to the beach for a week towards the end of May. I cannot wait! We did not go last year. This house has 5 bedrooms and an elevator so hopefully, it will work for my Mom.
I am sleeping in the King bed with Lei and my niece Abby. That should be interesting since they complain about my snoring!

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Good Morning! Happy Palm Sunday!

New Bern sounds like such a lovely area. My brother and SIL lived there in the early part of their marriage.
I am getting that Beach urge. We usually like to go before the Memorial Weekend Holiday.. Before the Crowds. Mom loved going to Emerald Island. We stayed at a place that is handicap accessible.

I have been keeping busy with my Organic Garden and Landscaping. So excited to see the Spring Flowers coming to Bloom. I got a small seedling Green house last week at Lidl and planted lots of Organic Spinach, Variety Squash, Variety Lettuce, Watermelon and Egg Plant. I do have some Organic Red Pepper seeds I will plant today and Lavender and assortment of Spices.

We bought our Storage Shed down in Sanford. They build it on their site and transport it when done. It should take 6-8 weeks. Can't wait.

We have had our 2nd doses of Covid Vaccine a couple of weeks ago and my son just got his first on Thursday. He plans to come visit us sometime in May. Hopefully the Shed will be delivered by then so he can help us move items in there. He will also put together our Kitchen Pantry Cabinet. He loves doing stuff, so we decided to leave it to him.

Carol, I sure miss Florida a lot. Hopefully after the Spring Breakers, we can make plans for a get a way.



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Addend: Old house in New Bern is on the water, right outside the back sunroom and down a grade. Never got boat when there but planned to. Got that when we moved to Lake House.
Such a lovely area.


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Ran into several snags when starting taxes. Got a few straightened out today with DIL's help. But still have several phone calls to make to get clarification. Nothing is easy.
Been cool in FL for quite a few days but temp is heading up tomorrow.
Family in NC is getting vaccine this week and even the college age ones in both OH and NC so we are looking forward to summer get-togethers as well as some in April and May when some are coming to FL. Now to convince the one 60+ to get his.
Let's all aim for an awesome week.


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Good Morning All. Happy Monday and Spring.

Welcome back ME. Happy you had a wonderful time in New Bern. Oh my! Glad you found those termites and had that taken care off. Yikes.

Carol, your old house is so pretty. Hope all goes well when you visit SS and your wait is not too long. We are so bad. Have not even started on our taxes yet. Good for you..

Betsy, I can only imagine how busy you are with classes running again.

This past Saturday I ran my unofficial Tobacco Road Half Marathon. It was pretty chilly and windy starting out. My time was the worst I have ever done. Well, now I get to start training for the deferred actual race for May. Hopefully my time will be much better with warmer Spring temps. My hubby and I will be going to Sanford to purchase our Storage Shed on Wednesday. So excited we will finally get this done. I have also been spending lots of time working on my garden and also landscaping. Bought more flowers and a flowering bush. I planted the flowering bush in a clay pot for now until decide where I want it in the yard. Talk later!

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Gee, ME, so sorry about your latest problem. We all have problems of some kind. I just spent an hour trying to request duplicate forms from Social Security, first on the phone, then on computer, then gave up. Maybe if I go to a SS office I can get them. So frustrating.
Thanks for sending photos. We used to have such a lovely yard with flowering bushes, dogwood trees and flowers, but I think house has been sold several times since we were there. And doubled in price.
I'm just taking break from taxes and had better get back to my work.
Talk later, Carol


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Well, what a week! We returned from New Bern on Saturday afternoon. Had a great time. But too early for any nice gardens. Weather was decent though, not like this past week! What a roller coaster with temps! And Pine Pollen is starting! There's a small spread of pollen on the pond in the back. At least this season I won't be contending with contact lenses after my Cataract surgery. That is indeed a blessing! for 6 weeks my eyes used to water like crazy, feeling like I had boulders in them!

We got home Saturday and the weather was so nice that I opened the windows in my bedroom for the cats to sit on the sill. Sunday morning I went to close them and I noticed some "stuff" on the windowsill, and something on the window frame. turns out I had termites eating through the frame. The "something" on the frame turned out to be a mound of squirmy, creepy termites pooched out about a half an inch from the frame. The video I took is so icky! First thing Monday morning I called and Neuse came out to have a look. They we able to come today and spray under the house. The guy said it was really infested. Worth the $895.00 to be rid of them!

And Carol we did get in to get some pictures of your old house.




I really hated to see the trash cans out in the front yard. Just looked so tacky. None of the other houses in the circle had them on display. My old house in Holly Springs is now owned by a woman who obviously doesn't care what the place looks like. I can hardly stand to look at my once lovely yard. Very sad when a house goes unloved!

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So good to hear from everyone.
Yes, ME, was a gated community when we lived there. We moved there because like you, we visited in Timeshare and they let us go through gate to see housing development. Just ask.
Have you seen remnants left by hurricane? Always such a lovely city with park at confluence of two rivers. The by-pass with bridges and all were built when we lived there. We originally had to wait for old bridge that opened to let boats go through. Made us late for church or appointments.
Enjoy the week. Sorry you are missing all the tulips and blooming flowers at Tryon as they are gorgeous. It is a short trip as I frequently drove from New Bern to Wake Forest to baby-sit. Just watch for deer.


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Hi everyone! Busy, busy, busy with classes again. It is amazing that all of my classes are running. Had two online classes start this evening. It is really hard for some people to understand the directions when they have no technical background. Betsy to the rescue!!

Have a good night!

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Sounds like you are having a lovely time ME. Can't wait to see some pictures. The weather has been gorgeous this week..

Carol, sounds like you have been busy. Hope you catch up on your sleep.

Have a Wonderful evening!

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Having a great time in New Bern! I tried going to your old house, Carol, but it is a gated community. Not sure if it was when you were living there but I will try actually talking to the gate keeper and see if I can get in to get that picture for you.

We've been able to get in seed swim sessions so far. Very nice indoor pool. Went to the Tryon gardens today but alas, we're about 3 weeks early. But we decided it's a short enough drive we can do it as a day trip.

Our condo is lovely and I got some great short videos of a pair of geese right outside the deck to send to Ruby's "fancy frame". Tomorrow we'll explore downtown and maybe take the trolley tour. And I definitely want to go to Mitchell's hardware. I always find something there!

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Couldn't sleep this morning so was up at 5 AM. Had 2 visitors today and had the third one for dinner. Simple supper of vegetable soup, hot dogs, fresh fruit salad and delicious homemade cookies with pecans the neighbors took out of shell. They do seem to taste better.
Just starting income taxes but missing two important papers. Hope I find them in business box.
Getting really tired. Heading to bed early.


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