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3/28/19 9:25 A

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Kali: DH said he'd get our ottoman put together tonight, so that will be nice. Someone is coming by Monday to see how much carpet we need so we have to do a top to bottom cleaning of the house this weekend so they can get proper measurements. We were supposed to meet friends this weekend, but they had to cancel, which means I just have homework so lots of time can be devoted to cleaning.

Eva: My mom will be available to help out in the mornings, and my step-mom in the evenings. My dad could stop by in the evenings as well, and my in-laws are retired so are completely available. I am sure my grandma would make herself available, too, and my SIL in the evenings if I needed her. I have lots of people for emotional support, too.

I chose to study yesterday. Now I just have one 35-page journal article left to read and then I can begin my assignment! I am going to try to convince DH to go on a walk with me after work today or tomorrow. I've got my barre class this afternoon so we'll see how I feel tonight, if we do legs I might not be up for a walk!

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Feline: Jim took sick time and vacation to stay with me when Bug was born. His company doesn't have paternity leave either. Do you have a list of available people for when he goes back to work?

Kali: I love your dedicated exercise space! The "play room" is my "someday space". When Brenna outgrows toys I want to split it into a fitness space and a crafting corner.

We got the car computer update done. In a few minutes I'll be headed outside to rake, mulch and pressure wash. Then we will meet my SIL, Bug, and the nieces for dinner to hear all about last night's sleep over fun!

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3/27/19 12:43 P

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emoticon Amazing what happens when I'm away a day...

Eva - the floor is absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like a well deserved rest day was followed by energizer bunny projects. Enjoy the trip to Nashville. (Love the fist first!)

Feline - sounds like you and DH are on track to spend some quality time with the baby. Hope that ottoman gets put together soon.

I too took a rest day. (Not deserved, but the treadmill was whining and I wanted it level before working out again). Mission accomplished. We moved the exercise equipment so we'd have room to move around the heavy bag which came this morning!


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3/27/19 10:21 A

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Eva: Cat hair has a tendency to get everywhere, so I'm a bit skeptical. If it works it would be awesome, though!

Sounds like you're keeping pretty busy. I hope you have a relaxing weekend planned!

Our ottoman arrived yesterday so we've got to put it together, DH is hosting a get together at his parents tonight though, and he left the box in the middle of the den. I can't move it so it looks like I won't be doing yoga tonight. I have the opportunity to do yoga this afternoon, but one of the other librarians is in that class so we'd be leaving my poor coworker by herself so I can't do that. I am tempted to go on a walk this afternoon, but I have SO MUCH reading to do for class I'd feel guilty skipping my lunch break study opportunity. I'm not sure which would be the better choice.

My leave of absence was approved from school, so I get June 10th to August 4th off. Next month I get the FMLA paperwork to apply for time off from work. I'll be asking for 8 weeks, predicting baby comes on time on June 16th, so June 17th to August 12th. DH is taking two weeks off to spend with us, he's hoarded his PTO. Unfortunately paternity leave is unpaid so he can't afford to spend longer.

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3/27/19 7:14 A

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Feline: That's a serious promise from carpet! You'll have to tell me if it works!

Brenna would tap dance on my bladder. And she struck a super hero in flight pose. That made breathing fun! As a matter of fact, she came out fist first. It's a never ending joke around here.

Thanks about the floor. I'm still tired! Today we are replacing a light fixture and getting an update done on for the car computer. I'll be happy when Friday rolls around.

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3/26/19 11:36 A

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Eva: I have been feeling better. I've been going to bed earlier (I feel so old going to bed at 7-7:30) and making sure to get more water and I think that's helping with the swelling, which is helping with the general achiness. I am in week 28 so I've got about 12ish weeks left. It seems so soon!

I had my OB appointment today, took the 1-hour glucose test and went over the ultrasounds from Friday. Baby boy is still breech - in fact he's SITTING. He's got his head up in my ribs, his bum down by my hips, and his legs stretched out near my other hips. It explains all the pressure I've been feeling up high and why my hips have been hurting - he's been beating them up! My OB said it's too early right now to worry about him still being breech, but if he's still breech at my next high risk appointment at 34 weeks we'll be discussing ways to get him to flip.

Your floors look good! My in-laws are giving us a pre-baby gift of new carpet and they've selected a brand that promises animal fur won't get caught in its fibers. We'll see.

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3/26/19 7:25 A

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Feline: I'm glad you had a good class and have found acceptable crib bedding and a new ottoman. I hope you're feeling better. How much longer until Baby makes his escape?

Kali: I hope your first CASA meeting is good.

You burned the swimming pool up!

We are going to Nashville at the end of the week for a day of art and flowers. The Frist has a French Artist exhibit. And the Cheekwood has a spring blooms exhibition going on. We love both.

The floors are done. Today is a rest day. Tomorrow we will get the car computer update done and do a few house chores. Thursday Jim replaces his valve cover gasket on his van while I work in the flowerbeds and pressure wash the house and lawn furniture.









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3/25/19 10:45 A

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Feline - glad to hear the class went well and Happy Monday to you as well.

I'm so emoticon - not only did I get my Activity sync from my watch to my phone (so I can actually 'see' training details, I completed my first swim this morning!
emoticon Not sure I registered it correctly, but if the pool is 25 yards long...


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3/25/19 9:53 A

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The birthing class went well on Saturday. I didn't learn much that I didn't already know, but my husband seemed very into the materials they handed out so I think he got a lot out of it. He's worried he won't be able to be supportive enough during labor, but I just need someones hand to break during contractions so he doesn't need to do much. I told him if he can rub my back and hold my hand that's all I really expect from him. The videos we watched reinforced my desire to not have an epidural - gas and air for me! Between the class on Saturday and homework on Sunday I don't really feel that I got a weekend, but it's back to work today. Happy Monday everyone!

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3/24/19 4:26 P

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Feline - glad to hear you have great medical support and the baby boy is growing.
Your storage ottoman sounds like it will be perfect and the $60 set will definitely do the job.

emoticon weekend and Monday @ the Credit Union, so fungicide and pesticide application will take place Tuesday. Works perfect as pup goes to Camp Bow Wow that day.
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3/22/19 3:17 P

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Eva: I asked my high risk doctor about it when I saw him today and he thinks it's a combination of low potassium and general swelling. He said it probably won't end until baby comes out - and that it's definitely too early to be thinking about that! I think it could also be from all the growing baby boy has been doing - he's no longer small! He's now an average sized baby at 2lbs 7oz. The doctor said we'll do one more check-up next month, and if he's still growing well then I won't see him again until the delivery. Which will be nice - I like him and all, but I've already got appointments every other week with my OB!

I also bought a nice storage ottoman on Amazon, which should arrive tomorrow while we're at the birthing class. It's about as big as the coffee table was and can hold up to 520lbs so DH and I can use it as an exercise bench, and it's cushioned so baby boy won't get hurt by running into it when motoring around the den. I did end up going with faux leather - I'll just work harder to keep kitty claws trimmed. All the fabric ones were weird colors. DH finished the crib last night so I bought a bedding set on the Walmart website to go on it. I was astonished at the price of bedding sets! The average cost for every site I visited was around $130, for something babies will just puke on for two years! My coworker was astonished as well. I went with a lost $60 set. It's not as cute as the higher priced ones, but it will do the job for now.

What are t-caps?

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3/22/19 9:59 A

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Eva - hope your wrist and knee are better. Gotta love how Breanna takes after her mom.

Feline - glad to hear about the grade and your taking the day. Hope your weekend is not too stressful.

Team meeting went well and I'm planning to see my CASA child once a week. With any luck, she'll be home in April. My sis is overweight and has back and knee pain and has yet to see a doctor. Not sure what will motivate her, but I'm still hoping my planned visit (now April) will.

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Planning to rake and perhaps break up some fallen branches for disposal. (I hate sending the small branches to the landfill, but I guess they will become compost there as opposed to mulch here.
emoticon forecast for the weekend which hopefully will not be a problem for those folks already in flooded areas. 10/11 (local TV station) and HyVee filled 3 semis with supplies (we contributed drinking water, shovel and hammers) to help with the clean-up. I'll take that time to work on Credit Union projects including letters to area churches and membership expansion documents. (Additional areas need to be approved, but if they are we can provide much needed services to 60K more Lincolnites.)
Have a great weekend!

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3/22/19 6:30 A

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Feline: I'm glad your grade came up! Any idea why you are feeling under the weather? If you can take some extra rest time.

Brenna came home with her April lunch schedule. She has taken note of every day they have T-caps so I can be sure to make her a protein-packed breakfast each morning. I'm proud of her for helping me plan ahead!



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3/21/19 10:40 A

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My grade did come up, after my revisions my Turnitin score was 29% and I got an A. I was much relieved. I was holding my breath when I saw a new grade had been posted!

I stayed home from work yesterday I just felt so awful. I had a headache, full body aches, and I got dizzy and lightheaded when I stood up. I slept, drank lots of water, and took Tylenol. I still have some residual body aches today but the headache is gone and I can get up and move around today. I am going to try to make it through my barre class this morning, but I am giving myself permission to duck out if it gets to be too much.

I have a busy weekend ahead. Tomorrow is my appointment with my high risk doctor, so we get another ultrasound to check on baby. Saturday is our birthing class from 9-3, and I have a prenatal massage on Sunday. I usually do homework on Saturdays but I will probably have to do it on Sunday this week.

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3/20/19 6:37 A

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Feline: I gotcha on the ottoman. My cats are terrors with the claws if I don't cap them. Maybe unscented scotch guard is your friend!

I hope your grade comes up. I can imagine your shock. I'd have been really upset.

Kali: I'm glad the hearing went well. How was this morning's meeting? and lunch? Bummer about not going to see your sister. What's happened to cause her limited mobility? A stroke?

My knee and wrist are still fussing this morning. We plan to do the floors this weekend, so I'm going to do the normal stuff the next few days and hope it corrects itself. Aspercream and biofreeze are my friends.

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3/19/19 7:15 P

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Feline - so glad Disney on Ice was great fun and DH is OK. Hope the changes to your paper raise your grade and love the idea of a soft storage ottoman.

Eva - good to hear you are taking a well DESERVED break.

Hearing went great. I'm attending my first team meeting tomorrow morning and then meeting my teammate for lunch. I was planning to head to Minnesota to visit my sis, but she asked to wait until next month so she can work on her mobility. We shall see...

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3/19/19 9:00 A

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DH wasn't injured, mostly annoyed. And it will be resolved on Friday - $55 and they will haul away the coffee table, a broken desk, and our old head board. I count it a good deal since these things have been taking up space for some time and we can't think of anywhere else to take them. Now to convince DH to take apart the cat tree that is only sparingly used by one cat so we can toss it. I've been trying to convince him to get a smaller couch, but no dice. We have a big, comfy sectional and he likes it. I hate how much room it takes up, especially with baby on the way. It really blocks a lot of play room for when he's older.

I was shocked yesterday to see I got an F on my weekend paper. The professor said my Turnitin score was too high at 38% and to rewrite my paper to bring it down to under 30%. I could only think it was at 38% because I used a section from a previous paper and had multiple quotations, so I edited the section and turned all but one quote into paraphrases and resubmitted. Hopefully that did the trick. Definitely not used to seeing F's on my grade reports.

Eva: We have leather couches in my husbands "man cave" and they've been pretty damaged by our cats. We have a fabric sectional upstairs, so I was going to get a fabric ottoman. Harder to clean, but less likely to get sliced open by kitty claws. We almost got a leather sectional, it was a little nicer than the one we ended up with, but the kitty claws were the determining factor for fabric.

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3/19/19 6:33 A

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Kali: How was the CASA hearing?

Feline: I'm sorry about your coffee table. Is DH okay? Your idea to replace with a storage ottoman is a good one. I suggest if possible to get one easily cleaned as well. leather (or the faux leather) will wipe off easily when Baby makes a mess.

Brena always loved Disney on Ice. I hope your niece's wand lasts as long as Brenna's did. It had juice for 4 years!

I spent 2 hours in the playroom yesterday scrubbing it down. My wrist and knee are bothering me this morning so today I'm taking a well-earned break. Tomorrow I'll continue with the bathrooms.

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3/18/19 5:31 P

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DH tripped over a cat toy and landed on our coffee table, breaking it. So I can't move it anymore, which means until the trash company can pick it up I can't properly exercise at home with the coffee table in the way. It's not a huge loss - I wanted to get rid of it when baby came anyway, since it takes up so much room, and replace it with a storage ottoman. Something soft for wandering heads that can keep toys or books inside it. Perhaps easier to move than a bulky coffee table, too.

Disney on Ice was a hit. My niece was so excited all day, and enraptured during the show. Her mom bought her a souvenir wand that lights up and spins beads around when you press a button and I got her a sno-cone in a souvenir Frozen mug. She was very happy when we left.

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Eva - glad to hear you can get into the emoticon I've got to check our ground temps as the wind is drying a lot here too and I don't want to miss the pesticide chance. (Best when trees are starting to leaf out as they are drawing nutrients from the soil.)

Found out you need to be a member of the LDS church to use the Family History Center free, so signed up for 6 mo. @ Ancestry (30% AARP discount). Spent the day Sunday researching family. They have one nice feature that combines others' trees for information, but otherwise I've actually gathered more information on FamilySearch (LDS' free site).

Helping out @ the Credit Union today and attending my first hearing as a CASA. I've not met my assigned child or mom yet as I'm not sure which way the case will go (child may be coming home soon), but will get actively involved after today.
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3/18/19 6:52 A

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Feline: I hope you're feeling better. Sometimes the quiet is nice and sometimes it's deafening. I hope that you dried out some over the weekend!

Kali: I love an old church. I'd love to see pictures if you have any.

We went out to see Captain Marvel on Saturday. Bug loved it. She loves superhero movies, particularly when it's a woman. We can't wait to see Avengers: Endgame next month. I'm hoping it's warm enough to go to the drive-in to see it.

The yard dried up a lot more than I expected. The leaves in the back are mulched and I cut the grass for the first time this season. The trees that needed trimming are done, as are the rose bushes.

Next week is spring break. While I'm excited about new flooring I am not excited about ripping out my kitchen floors.

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Eva - glad you fared well in the wind. It's amazing how much it dried out our yard in Lincoln.

Feline - a light dinner and soup sounds perfect. Enjoy your weekend.

Our Early Birds group toured 1st Plymouth Church (beautiful) and then I visited the chiropractor. (Good adjustment). Going to pen a letter to area churches for the Credit Union and finish information on a potential expansion area map. No plans for dinner with the gang, but it may be nice to just grab a fish sandwich and go light too.
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Eva: It's supposed to be sunny all through the weekend, but they're predicting snow on Tuesday. Hopefully the sun will be enough to dry up some of the flooding before we get more precipitation. I was the only one in my department who made it in yesterday, so it was really quiet. Which was actually kind of nice. I don't know that I'd want to be the only one long-term but it was a peaceful day. I came in to two jobs waiting this morning, so I think it's going to be busier today. Probably more people making it in with the sunnier weather predicted.

DH is having a friend over for board games tonight, and I know they will want me to play with them. I usually do, but I have a feeling tonight I am going to want to head to bed early. I have homework tomorrow and Disney on Ice on Sunday so I'm going to want to get an early start tomorrow, which means going to bed early. Which will also be good since I've been feeling under the weather. I told DH I wanted baked chicken for dinner, but I might change that up to some soup. A light dinner and sleep sounds perfect.

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Bella: The new instant pots are much much safer than the old pressure cookers for the '80s. Those things terrify me. My grandmother had one blow up. Turnip green was a lovely color for her ceiling.

Feline: I hope the rain moved out and you're not stuck somewhere!

Kali: I'm glad you enjoyed Chair Yoga!

The wind finally subsided here. Everything here is intact, but then I strapped it all down before the wind moved in. The neighbors' trampoline is bent in half on her fence line.

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Feline - so sorry to hear about your neighborhood - hope your house stays dry and you're able to get in and out of your street. Keep up the great work on your 3 lb. swing.

I was able to attend my 1st Thursday chair yoga class and the gals were right, this instructor is the cat's meow. Helping @ the Credit Union and taking Liz in for her Bortadella shot this afternoon. Winds are picking up, but nothing like Western NE - they are still under a blizzard alert...

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If nobody sees you eat it, it doesn't count, right? Because of flooding I am the only one who made it in to my department. It's so dreary today that it's not even 8:00am and I already want some of the chocolate from the candy jar. I bought some chocolate milk to drink as a snack later today, so I just need to hold out until snack time and I can have that. It's somewhat healthier, anyway.

I am back to 200lbs, not really sure why other than I've probably been eating some higher sodium lately. But at least this 3lb fluctuation up and down is still within maintenance range. Now to just keep it going for another 13 weeks!

Eva: Now we've got that rain you were talking about! Flooding, snow melting, sheets of rain. They were evacuating neighborhoods near us last night, but thankfully our neighborhood didn't flood. If it keeps raining the street into our neighborhood will, though - and it's the only street into or out of the neighborhood, so we'll be stuck either in the house or at our in-laws until the water subsides.

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Eva - I'm so jealous! It's raining so the emoticon should be a memory soon, but the ground is SO frozen it will take a while before I too can emoticon
Glad to hear you're not sore from the work.

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I've found the 'safest' way to get downtown is Hwy 2 and either 27th or 13th St. (You can drive in the 'middle' of your lane and the turn lane and avoid most of the pot holes. Sorry to hear about the car and hope the potholes are fixed @ least temporarily soon!
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Bella - the InstaPots are nothing like the old pressure cookers - the Duo even makes yogurt and the clean up is a snap.

Drove through that dense fog last night and of course found the fog lamps once I got home...
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Eva: I am excited to finally be working on something baby related. I am wondering when we get the rest of the furniture that his parents are donating from his old room - we have a ton of baby clothes given to us by friends and we need somewhere to put it!!

I think the next room after the nursery will be the master bedroom. I need to go through my clothes again, especially with Spring coming up. I have three, almost four, bags ready to go and I want to see if I can't make it five bags for donation. The master bathroom could use a good cleaning, too.

We haven't looked at the prints yet. Other things just seem to keep cropping up. Maybe tonight, if he has time before he goes out. He goes out on Wednesday nights.

We have been getting rain the last few days, and starting last night some INSANE fog. I guess that's what happens when all this snow starts melting at once. That and potholes. Massive potholes. We hit some Monday that ended up causing $1500 of damage to our car, and of course the City won't pay - they did an interview on television the other day saying potholes are an act of nature and they are not responsible.

I am not really feeling any better. My whole body just HURTS, especially my hands and feet, and I am so tired even after 9-11 hours of sleep at night. Tonight is my yoga night and I am going to really try to do it tonight and see if stretching doesn't help. Get the blood flowing and all that.

Bella: I am a little nervous about the instant pot, since I've heard some pretty dangerous stories of pressure cookers, but I've heard the instant pots make great food. I am such a lazy and impatient cook, anything that speeds up the process is a good thing in my book!

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Both my daughters have instant pots but they make me nervous...the pots, I mean emoticon Makes me think of the pressure cookers we used back in the 80s. Eventually, I'll be a brave girl and buy one. Everyone raves about them.

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Feline: How wonderful! giving up clutter is an excellent idea. I know you'll be excited to get the crib in the nursery! How did DH like the prints you ordered? We have an instant pot and I love it. It makes a very flavorful turkey chili.

I hope you're feeling better!

I picked up small limbs for the last 2 weeks of storms yesterday. I was out there for 3 hours. emoticon I pulled off one limb from an oak tree that was 6 1/2 foot long. I have trees that aren't that big. Amazingly I'm not that sore today. My abs seem to have gotten the worst of it. The wind is high today and we expect rain overnight, but I hope to rake up the leaves this next week for mulching.

Today is Yoga, maybe a walk if the wind isn't too bad. We are expecting 20-30 mph winds with 40 mph gusts.




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Eva: I saw something on Facebook about giving up clutter for Lent, and getting rid of a bag of clutter every day for 40 days. I like that idea, my house is not so much dirty as it is cluttered. We cleaned my office this weekend and it feels so nice to have a floor again! We were going to finish cleaning the nursery, too, but I haven't been feeling well and DH was tired after we cleared out the office so we'll finish that this week. My mom bought our crib and it arrives Friday so we need to finish clearing the room out and shampooing the carpet by the time it arrives so we can get it set up.

Kali: I have been dying to play with the instant pot we got for Christmas. I have sent DH tons of recipes that work for the instant pot, but he's a little gun shy after the air fryer failure. I'm especially keen to use the meat his work gave him for Christmas that's taking up half our freezer. I can't have the beef, but I can have the pork chops - and I found great air fryer and instant pot recipes for pork.

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Bella: I can't say it's spiritual, but I definitely love the feel of a clean house and yard. I do deep cleaning twice per year. Once in the spring and once in the fall.

Kali: I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner! How was the hot tub? emoticon

Today I get to put on work gloves and a jacket to work OUTSIDE! It's supposed to be nice, and my regular chores are done. I'll be picking up and twigs or limbs that have fallen in the last couple of week. Hopefully this weekend Jim will get a battery on the lawn tractor so I can pull the wagon to so leaf collections.

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Eva - so glad to hear all are well and you are taking joy in clearing the weekend clutter. So wonderful to find a perfect dishwasher before yours fails! We'd love to see some before and after pictures of the floor project.

Bella - I too love a clean house. I can't say I find it spiritual, but we're definitely blessing our homes (and families) when we take care of our living space.

Friday dinner was great - all but two couples were there and it was great catching up (two grandchildren on the way). DH took the weekend to rest (I've never seen anyone sleep that long, so he really needed it) and I played with the Instant Pot. Hard boiled eggs, spaghetti in a pot, vegetable broth and successful meal reheating. (The 3 qt. pot works perfectly with the 8 qt. pot).
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I see cleaning as a spiritual experience "most" of the time emoticon Sometimes... not so much but I do love when my house is clean.

Have a beautiful day everyone, Bella

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Kail: How was your outing? There's a new idea going about, instead of giving something up for Lent they are forming a new positive habit for Lent. It's an interesting take on the 40 days.

Bella: I hope the sun comes out for you.

We are back to Monday and thank goodness everyone in my house is well enough to go to their places!

That means I get to clean my house all in one fell swoop! That's a silly thing to get happy about, but I am.

In other news, I found a new dishwasher in the clearance section of Lowes. Unopened return. They brought the wrong color, which happens to be my color! So I saved $200. Mine was on her last legs. Jim installed it yesterday. I also picked up my flooring for the spring break project.

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Bella - emoticon
emoticon and emoticon so we've tried to move some snow to stop damming of melt. Successful in most places, but we moved a gutter when they reroofed last year and it drains into a garden that has a couple feet of snow, so...

Looking forward to a soak in the hot tub. It's been too icy and cold to use in February.

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Kali - I had a glass for you yesterday when DH and I went out to dinner. emoticon

Rainy gray morning here; indoor activities only today.

Looking forward to my meditation.

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Eva - you make me tired just reading all that's on your schedule emoticon Enjoy the birthday party.
Feline - sleep through Steven King? emoticon Not me!

Spent the day @ the Credit Union - getting letters ready to send to area employers. The mission is so good, we just need to get the word out. Dinner with friends tonight. First outing without wine, as I give it up for Lent.
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Feline: Enjoy your movie! I love Stephen King. I have a pretty extensive collection. I need more shelf space.

I hope you are feeling better.

I did check out the videos and I've decided to try some short ones first and then go from there. I'll be doing beginner since I've not done anything remotely like this in a while. I'll start out next week. It did occur to me Brenna might like them since they are based in dance. I have 1 lbs weights if she wants to use them, but she can always just leave the weight off.

I'm off to the grocery this morning and I hope the rain holds off until I get back. I'm cooking Mom's birthday dinner tomorrow night. Garlic butter shrimp. Brenna and I will be decorating her cake this afternoon.



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Eva: I have a couple barre videos for home, and the only equipment I need is some light weights and a chair. The barre class I do at work has us use a yoga mat, too, for some floor exercises. I don't get out of breath or sweaty with barre, but boy is it a workout! I hadn't done it in awhile when I started the class here at work and I was feeling it the next day! I have it today and have been debating going since I am feeling under the weather. I feel a little better after skipping yoga last night and just resting, but I am still feeling yucky. I suppose I should give it a shot - the worst that could happen is I have to call it quits early. That way I still get credit for going, since it's two hours to class and I might not find a sub in time.

Kali: It's really good, and the recipe includes a frosting recipe that's also quite nice. The whole thing looks really appealing when it's done - especially if you leave the frosting a little messy to imitate the froth of a mug of Guinness!

I am going to a late night showing of The Sleepwalkers with a friend on Saturday. It's part of a Stephen King series the theater is doing, with movies every Saturday to celebrate his works. It starts two hours past my bedtime, so I can't guarantee I'll be awake for the whole thing, though!

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Feline: I'm so glad you got the fireplace fixed! Poor Rue! and I'm glad it was less than expected.

Republic of tea has a nice red velvet cupcake tea as well. I use to order it all the time.

Kali: Bridge trains the brains. Sounds as important as Tai Chi to me. emoticon

Bug made it back to school. She completed 2 days worth of makeup work in one afternoon, with very little assistance from me. That kiddo is not a procrastinator.

I got my stuff caught up and got in a walk, plus delivered my sister-in-law a table for my niece's Spring Sting Booth on Saturday. She's raising money for her Spanish club trip. Had lunch with Bug and gave her a mid-day dose of cough meds. I might can skip that today.

So I'm planning to check out a couple of Barre programs for here at home. See if I need any equipment that I don't already have. Then I'm going to sit down and make a loose schedule so Bug and I can get in her requested workouts. Oh and a Spring cleaning schedule. It's time!



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Eva - not sure about fun, but definitely productive! Glad Bre is feeling better.
Feline - glad the fireplace is fixed and chocolate guiness cake? Sounds emoticon

Bridge was great fun - I think we may be getting a regular game together on Wednesday afternoons which puts the kibosh on Tai Chi classes, but if I get consistent with the yoga, strength, swimming and treadmill - that should do for now!
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Eva: The fireplace did indeed get fixed! Apparently the part that was broken is a set of parts, and the first company estimated $850 (for a part they never ordered) because they were going to replace a the whole set (even though it turns out they don't know how). This new place realized it's a set of parts, saw only one of the set was broken, and only charged us to replace that one. He also replaced the electrolyte gel, installed embers, and cleaned and inspected the fireplace for $500. My husband reports he was so much more professional. We, people and cats, are very happy to have a working fireplace. Rue was quite peeved when I turned it off to go to bed last night.

I do like chocolate tea. I have a partial box left from the Republic of Tea, but I think all that's left is Chocolate Coconut and I don't like that one. I'll have to pick up a new box. When the cravings get too awful I'll make a mug of sugar-free cocoa. I used to drink that to help me sleep at night so it's kind of a trigger for my body to relax, too - which is usually something I need! It still has calories, but fewer than if I were to have the chocolates sitting on my desk, or the candy on my coworkers desk.

I'm glad Bug is feeling better. Being sick is no fun. I think I am coming down with something - I am more lethargic than usual and my whole body hurts. It could just be baby, but my husband had a bug awhile ago so I think I might be catching it.

Have fun with the cake! I like making chocolate guiness cake around St. Patrick's Day. It's always a hit, and tastes so good.

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Feline: $500 is less than a car payment. That's what I have to tell myself every time there's something to be done to one of our cars. Did the fireplace get fixed?

Do you like chocolate tea? I used it to help hamper my sweet tooth. It hits the same spots on the pallet as dark chocolate. But without the calories.

Bella: Goodluck!

Kali: I hope you enjoyed lunch and bridge. Fantastic to have hot water after 20 years!


Bug is better. She's still coughing some but she slept all night so that's a plus. She should return to school this morning. Then we will have the makeup work. I told her to bring home what she can and I'll help.

So that means today I get to bake off a cake for my mom's birthday. They crumb less if you freeze them before decorating. Oh and lets not forget pay bills, balance the books and get in a workout. Fun Fun.

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Feline - sounds like good and bad are happening. Glad you were able to see your niece, but sorry to hear about the power steering. Hope they can fix it for the life of the car. Also glad to hear you are below 200. Not easy, but you can do it.

Joyce - glad to hear Don's treatments are going well. Thoughts and prayers for you both!

Eva - hope Bug feels better soon!
Bella - definitely sending POSITIVE vibes! emoticon

Took the car into TO Haas shortly after they opened and was lucky enough to have them look @ it before our 11:00 scheduled appointment. It was a nail, which they fix for free.
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My GF is picking me up for lunch and bridge this afternoon and it is SO nice not to deal with car trouble...
Plumber visited and there is now a recirculating system that may solve the problem - imagine hot water after 20 years...
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3/5/19 10:13 A

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Eva: It really does! And when we're trying to save for baby, too. The auto body shop said it'd be about $500 to replace. I hope Brenna feels better soon! A friend of mine's child has strep in his sinuses and he is just miserable.

Bella: Good luck!

I've added some more exercise into my routine - yoga on Monday and Wednesday and barre on Thursday. I am thinking of throwing something in on Saturdays, too. Maybe more yoga, it really helps with my hips. I am trying HARD to beat my sweet tooth, and have cut back on the number of snacks I have. It seems to be working - I'd hit 200 again, but in the last week I've dropped 2lbs. It's not much, but I am just happy to be back under 200. I never wanted to see that number on a scale again. My husband is working from home this week and usually that means we hit Starbucks in the morning - but even a skinny latte is more calories than my work coffee, so he's been disappointed the last two days when I've asked to just be taken straight to work. I know part of the reason I am so hungry is trying to help baby grow, since he's still on the small side and needs extra nutrients, but there's better ways to get him his calories than Starbucks.

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3/5/19 8:27 A

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I'm beginning a Biggest Loser Challenge tomorrow and it runs for 10 weeks; please send positive vibes my way! Now being post menopausal the weight comes off muuuuch slower than before.

I hit a very rough patch in life that lasted about 6 years and gained back all the 30 pounds I'd lost when I first started with SparkPeople. I'm determined to lose at least 20 of that weight.

Blessings, Bella

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3/5/19 6:29 A

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Kali: Stay warm. I hope the tire is fixed soon and you are back on the road. I believe a tankless heater would be wonderful!

I've never heard of Navage. I'll look into it.

Feline: Bless you, when it rains it pours. I hope the fireplace is fixed today. Power steering is a big deal. The car might turn but it would be difficult. Big movements you aren't used to. Maybe it won't be an overly expensive repair.

Joyce: I hope Don's check up goes well. You and Kayla stay warm!

I ended up taking Brenna back to the doctor. Sinus mess and they think she might have strep bacteria trying to hang on. Poor kid. She's cleared to go back to school today. I'm going to ask her how she feels when she gets up. If she needs a day I plan to give it to her.



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3/4/19 9:24 P

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Feline so sorry so many things are breaking down all at once.

The weather the last few days has been nice, a little chilly but like in some areas although our nights have gotten down to 28.

Don's treatments are going well, the dr. is pleased, on the 28th he will get another physical checking that liver and other organs not be damaged by the radiation.

Have a great week. Hugs and blessing to you all.

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3/4/19 12:33 P

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The garage repairs went smoothly. He spotted the problem immediately - a broken hinge - and was able to replace it immediately with a new one from his truck. He checked all the other hinges for signs of wear, gave them all some WD-40, and went on his way. Quick and painless. I heard back from the new fireplace company, and when I described our fireplace to him and when I explained the other company had said it was "weird" he was shocked. He said he didn't know what was weird about it - it sounds like your perfectly average switch controlled fireplace to him, and he works on them everyday. He explained that since a switch controls my fireplace and it's not running all the time I don't need the third prong that some fireplaces have, and that is a normal thing to see. He's coming tomorrow to look at it and expects to be able to repair it with parts from his truck.

The hits just keep coming, though! The power steering is going out in our car. At this point, with all the money we've put into the car, it makes sense to just get a new one, but we can't afford to right now. We also can't afford to replace the power steering, but the body shop says once it goes out the car won't be able to turn. We're stuck.

I didn't do a donut run on Sunday, but I did get to see my niece (who was disappointed about the lack of donuts). We all met at my moms for lunch and crafts (which is why I didn't bring the donuts). I promised her donuts another day. She loved her gifts, and had a ton of fun playing with me and making crafts with all of us. After a few hours I couldn't handle sitting on the floor anymore so I dragged her "G-ma" into the game and moved to the couch so I could cushion myself some, but I was in pain for most of the rest of the day and managed to pull a muscle in my back this morning. I'm going to take a Tylenol and hope yoga can help stretch it out.

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3/4/19 11:57 A

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Bella - I didn't use the hammer - too cold for the ice to budge...

Eva - glad your voice is back - have you tried Navage? Supposed to help.

We got our emoticon so we're over 50" for the winter. Frigid (-7) and of course we woke to a flat tire (pot holes are everywhere). TO Haas can't take the car until tomorrow, so DH took my car into work. Glad I cancelled my morning swim (the thought of water and negative double digit wind chill wasn't inviting...). I also had a chiropractor visit which will be easy to reschedule. Plumber coming to the house. Wants to check out installing a recirculating pump. (Would be nice to have 'instant' hot water to shower after 20 years...)

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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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3/4/19 6:26 A

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Kali: I hope you won the battle of the ice path! I'm glad your car could navigate the roads.

Bella: Hi! Nice to hear from you!

My allergies are the worst in very early spring. Usually, after the forsythia bushes lose their flowers and leaf out I'm mostly okay. Those little bushes are beautiful, but they make me sick as a dog. I do take an allergy med in the spring and keep my inhaler close. I'm better right now, but we shall see. At least I have my voice back!





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3/4/19 5:39 A

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Kali - good luck with your hammer emoticon Be careful! Ice is so tricky.

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Eva - bummer about the allergies. I'm not sure how you do it with your love of the outdoors...

emoticon emoticon The emoticon got around like a champ today. One slight spin on ice (and I did make sure my route did not include any stops on hills) but otherwise, errands complete!
We learned about the Lincoln Parks Foundation projects @ Early Birds, I selected my CASA case and am awaiting the court order appointing me, dropped off a check for swimming (Monday will be my first day), met with my teammate and picked up groceries.
We're expecting 1-2" more of emoticon this weekend which should be fine except for by the hot tub - it's a sheet of ice... Headed out with my hammer to see if I can break a path (wish me luck).

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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3/1/19 6:48 A

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emoticon March!

Feline: I'm sorry about the girls at the coffee shop. It speaks more about their personal insecurities than about you. You are a mother to be. Extra weight comes with the territory. Don't let them bring you down. And may they get what the so justly deserve.

Did the other fireplace people call you back?

Kali: Please be careful on the ice. Bless you, I'd be terrified to drive if the tires just spun.

Allergy season started early. It's kicking me in my backside.

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