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2/10/16 7:32 A

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That is really cool. Sundogs are pretty.
I was lazy last night. We are in a cold spell now. It's 11 this morning and getting a few degrees warmer as the week progresses. We have small amounts of snow predicted with a warm up by Monday. It is winter so I will grin and bear it.

Have a great day!

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2/9/16 9:40 A

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The sundogs are pretty this morning. I could only get one of them, there's another one on the other side of the sun. The day is starting with a beautiful sunrise-only single digits today and then in the teens rest of the week with snow tomorrow.

Good for you to get those minutes in on your gazelle! emoticon

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Is there any warming in site for your part of Iowa? We are 14 and blustery this morning. We got a dusting of snow yesterday. It is supposed to be single digit cold for a few nights this week. All in all, we have been pretty fortunate to miss the deep snow.
I did my exercises for 33 minutes last night. I was in my room to figure out two blankets. I did not want to sew, so I got on my gazelle instead. Before long, I will have the fleece blankets completed. emoticon
Keep warm where you are today!

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2/8/16 9:34 A

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Those are wise words about giving to God. I am sure Mike is going to love being warm under a covering made by you. emoticon
Another Monday of wind and snow-everything is closed and plows have been pulled off the roads with no travel advised. Wind is from 40-60 mph-a little breezy here
So I'll be heading to the treadmill in a little while and I'm reading The Spymisstress right now. I think I'll enjoy my day. I hope you have a good day as well.

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2/8/16 5:35 A

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I did not watch the super bowl. Hubby watched some of it. I finished hubby's quilt, chopped a salad for supper and we cooked on the grill. It was 50+ here yesterday. I wonder if we will have a good Friday blizzard. It has happened before. It is supposed to be in the 20s and 30s this week with low temps of 10. BURRR! I hope you get to see the bare ground before long.
I am not working on many projects this week. Exercise will dominate.
Your hubby is right about selling those projects we make. I would rather give it away with no token charge than get half of what I have into it. I learned yesterday at church, When you give things away, you are giving it to God. I never looked at it like that before but I am told that I am very blessed and it is because I give a lot of things away. That's what I do and it is good for my soul to help someone. I made hubby a tied quilt(?) or cover or something over the weekend. He wanted something that would cover him completely and keep him warm. He sleeps in his lift chair a lot. He has it and it was super easy because it was plaid and not any marking involved. I like to make things for those who need it but I like to make gifts for special people in my life.
Enough about me. I hope it warms up in Northern Iowa. We have been blessed with Southern Missouri weather this year. I hope it continues.
Have a safe and warm day!

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2/7/16 7:12 P

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Are you watching the Super Bowl? We are home as usual with the snow and wind raging outside.
My husband doesn't want to sell his wood projects-he like to do projects without any pressure of trying to sell things. So I know what you are saying, but it would be fun to have a little extra money. But then could you get what they are worth. That's another point my husband makes-he puts a lot of time into construction and people probably wouldn't want to pay what it's worth.
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2/6/16 10:24 P

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I would say you have had a lot of exercise today. I hope your snow starts melting. We have not had enough snow to jump on a sled and go down our hill.
Grandson Will played with our neighbor boy most of the day. They rode bikes a little while. It was still cold but the mid 40's is nice enough to run around the neighborhood. I tied another quilt. It is ready to bind the edges. Hubby wanted a bigger one to use when he sleeps in his chair. I hope we are ready to take a break from blankets and quilts. Sis wants me to start selling them at craft shows. I don't know about that.
Rest and relax and read. Have a nice weekend!


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2/6/16 2:53 P

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It's pretty nice outside this afternoon, so I strapped on the snowshoes and did a little of that. That snow in the pasture is so deep, so I didn't do that too long. Then I walked up the lane to the mailbox and got the mail. That's after I walked on the treadmill so I think that's it for me today-guess I'll read a book emoticon

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2/5/16 5:24 P

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Oh Pam! What a special woman! I would love a wrap or whatever you make. I know you are super busy, so whenever you have time. And if you don't get to it this winter, maybe another time. I'm touched!

I went to the dentist this morning and had a filling, then to the grocery store and now have been home all afternoon. Looks like we are in a blizzard watch for Sunday into Monday. The wind is to be 40 mph and with a little more snow it's going to be another wild day.
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2/5/16 5:35 A

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I knew you were not hinting. I just offered. I do like to sew nice things for people who appreciate it. It would be a while before I could get it completed. I do some of my sewing because it is expected. Some of them are projects for people that I want to give a gift because of the kindness and support they have shown me. I guess thank you seems to easy to say but an extra layer to wear when it is cold shows my appreciation. I found a pattern in my "pattern library" for a wrap and I am making one for my sis instead of a cape. That will be quick and easy. She had picked that one when she was given a choice. I won't make one if it will make you uncomfortable. I never want that to happen. If I do, it will take a while because of the commitments that I have made. Fleece is easy to work with. I am going to do a practice wrap for me. I have not used this pattern and it needs to be a nice finish for my sis. Her wrap is white and black plaid and a black lining. Somebody gave me the black material that I will use for the lining. People give me material.
I have my grandson tomorrow and next weekend. We will have a fun time. That boy is ADHD so he keeps us hopping. I can get on my exercise bike and he will get on the gazelle. He likes that. It keeps him out of trouble.
Have a nice day and a wonderful weekend!

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Oh My Goodness, Pam! Thank you for being so thoughtful, but I sure wasn't hinting at that!!! You have plenty of work to do without doing something for me.I think you are the most generous and kind person-what a friend I have found!!
It's snowing again-I don't know where this is coming. Nothing was predicted so I guess it won't last long. At least the wind isn't blowing 40 mph!
Took grandson to daycare today-his friends were glad to see him. Now it's pretty quiet around here.
Enjoy Thursday!

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2/4/16 5:35 A

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I hope it isn't too bad up in Iowa. We missed the snow. I am thankful but not convinced we will miss all of the deep snow this year.
I know someone that would make a cape for you. What is your choice? Do you like a design or a solid? What size? They are roomy (I think.) I would be honored to make a cape for you. It would work well for cold evenings, as well. Do you think fleece would be okay?
Keep warm, drive carefully and stay safe! Exercise takes the chill off as well.

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2/3/16 8:17 A

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It sounds so cute and very versatile. I can see me wearing that-especially in some of the rooms I sub in that are hot all morning and then freezing all afternoon. Layers are good.
This morning we are in a weather advisory and no travel is recommended. Snow and blowing snow-roads are closed and I know there are plenty of drifts when I look out the window.
I don't know what the total amount of snow is, but with the wind it is a dangerous place out there.
Have a warm day, Iowa Friends!

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2/3/16 5:31 A

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Yes, a cape. I made one several years ago. This one is being made for her to wear away from home. If it looks good, I will make more of them.
Joann, I wish there was some way to make your situation better. It is not good to put that little guy through the conflicts that his parents are going through. Just love him and give him some warm and loving memories. You are in my prayers. .
Did it snow a lot? We had heavy rains all morning and dense fog but no snow. We are not getting the freezing precipitation. We dodged a bullet again.
Have a good day!

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2/2/16 9:26 A

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A cape? That sounds lovely and so special. You must send us a picture when you finish.
It's blowing and snowing, but we haven't received a lot of snow yet. But it's coming. The entire area has closed down for the day-everyone is going to get to enjoy their day off.

Grandson is still sleeping, he must be worn out from all that happened at his house last night.


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2/2/16 5:54 A

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My typing teacher on Jr. High school said the same thing about the weather predictions and youngsters. I hope the storm is not as bad as being predicted. Our forecast has changed. We are supposed to have a little rain and 40 degrees. I am pleased with the change. I hope we don't have a crippling late winter storm. We will have to wait and watch.
It is such a difficult time to have the dead of winter and a house fire all at once. I pray for you, Joann. It has to be a tough time for all. Your grandson is at a place of love and kindness when he is with you. Thank God for Grandmas. Show that child a positive side of life. He is fortunate to have you!
I am taking a few day off from blankets. My next project is a cape for my sis. I am excited about that one. It is white and black plaid with a black lining. I hope it turns out pretty for her.
I hope you have a nice day! Hugs!

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2/1/16 9:33 P

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What a crazy day! The kids at school were nuts; they are great predictors of a winter storm. Then we walked for over an hour outside-great time! Now we are waiting for the storm to approach and schools are already calling off and businesses are closing. Now we have our 4 year old grandson here for a few days until his folks can stop fighting. UGH!
Have fun sewing, Pam. I think those blankets sounds so warm and cozy for these cold nights. What a special gift you have!


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2/1/16 5:41 A

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Great news Rhonda! It will be nice to be out from under that house.
Great job, Joann! Sounds like the new diet is going well! Men always lose faster than we do! It is just irritating! emoticon
I finished Ben's quilt and got it washed for him. He was so excited, his mom had to bring him out to pick it up at 8:00 last night. That is what it's all about. The love and excitement a boy (almost 15) shows to his grandma for a snuggly quilt! It's a great feeling.
I made a fleece blanket for a 74 yrs. old lady that is being brought here from the Philippines later this week. That woman will not be ready for the single digit temps we are going to get this week.
I, also, made a blanket for me. I bought some end pieces for 1/2 price and sewed them together to make a nice size blanket for me while I veg in front of thee T.V. I think hubby feels left out so I will have to whip up another one for him sometime this week. emoticon
Have a nice day and be careful in this bad weather that is headed our way!

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1/31/16 9:56 A

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That's great news, Rhonda! I hope everything continues so you can close and move on.
I'm watching KMEG TV right now and they say we are in a blizzard watch for Tuesday. They must think this is really going to happen since it's only Sunday and already running the watch across the bottom of the screen.
I had a great day yesterday in Minnesota. We visited with family we hadn't seen since July. Boy did we have a lot of catching up to do. Then my sister in law and I walked outside for over an hour and loved every minute. Maybe I can get outside again today.
Have a beautiful Sunday!

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good morning.....

waiting for the storm. depending on what channel I watch, we could be on the edge of the major snow fall, or right in the middle of it. regardless, it looks like it will be the most snow we've had since we've been back from Mo. we had to reschedule Merlin's balance assessment for later in the month, but only for 10 days so that's not too bad.

we finally got a contract on our house in Mo. if everything goes smooth and it passes the inspections, it'll close on March 9. our renter had moved before Christmas, so everything is working out fine.

enjoy the rest of the weekend....it might be a rough week emoticon



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1/30/16 8:58 A

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Enjoy your Saturday! I'm going to Minnesota to celebrate a sister-in-laws birthday emoticon But no birthday cake for me.

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Everyone is talking about the snow, so we probably won't get a flake. Fine with me! I like this melting stuff.
I've lost 7.5 pounds in 3 weeks-so that feels pretty good. Hubby has lost 20 pounds-now how is that possible!
I hope you can get that quilt completed this weekend-ONLY 84 knots-you can do it!
We are going to some relatives in Minnesota tomorrow to celebrate a birthday. Will be nice to go somewhere and have a few laughs.
Have a great weekend!

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I hope we do not get a lot of snow next week. It seems like our worst snowfall happens in February. I don't want to get the storm like the eastern part of the country got last week.
How did the weigh in go? I have not been to TOPS since Mom went into the hospital in October. It just wasn't working. I want to get going on a decent diet but it has not happened. A friend told me that if I quit worrying about it, I would lose weight. Now, just to figure out how to quit worrying about it. Let Go! I guess that could be the answer.????
It is supposed to be a nice weekend. I hope to finish Ben's quilt. I am close! I think 84 more knots to tie. YAY! After I get the outside edges complete, I will start on the fleece blanket requests. I keep busy!
Have a nice day!


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Once the sun comes out it just feels better-that's what happened yesterday. Puts a smile on my face! I have heard about the snow coming next Tuesday-could be a big one.
Dentist visit went well-now just a quick trip back to put a sealer on one tooth.
Won't we be glad when this campaigning has moved on to New Hampshire. The phone is always ringing which I don't answer.
I'm on to subbing in kindergarten today then weigh in after that. I hope I've lost some weight, I don't like this diet anyway and then if I can't lose something I quit. emoticon

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1/28/16 7:44 A

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It is warmer today! I am taking advantage of it and working on Ben's quilt. My room feels much warmer when it is warmer outside.
Mike is going to go to a Hilary campaign rally this evening. I am sitting this one out. I don't know who is getting my vote so I am not declared one party or the other. Mike gets plenty of calls for support. UGH!
I hope your dental visit went well. I don't mind dental visits. I have had some painful visits but I really like most of the staff at the office. II know a lot of people that are very scared of dentists.
I hope it keeps getting warmer in your area. We are supposed to have nice weather until Tuesday or Wednesday. We may get a crippling snow. I guess it's our turn.
Have a nice day!


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1/27/16 9:39 A

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It is a lot of work to clean and clean. I offered to help last weekend, but I guess she didn't need me. Thanks for your support, Pam.
Good for you to get that much needed rest in the evenings! We don't need to work so hard that we are killing ourselves.
I'm off today and have a dentist appointment. Not my favorite way to spend an afternoon, but it's a necessary task.
It's going to be warmer as the week goes on-upper 30s for us. We had wind on Monday so there was drifting-I had a drift outside of the garage and didn't realize it was as big as it was. Good thing I was able to get back out of that. Hubby had to take the tractor and blow it away. Thank goodness for tractors and snowblowers.

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Thank God they are getting some help. We have flipped houses as a stepping stone to get a comfortable home for retirement. It is a lot of work. I would donate time to help with the cleaning if I was there. It is a big job! Prayers continue!
We have been really busy with one lady off for three week. I do get exhausted. I have been spending quiet evenings just resting. I know it will get better.
It is supposed to warm into the 50's by the weekend. YAY!!!
Have a nice day!

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You are right about ADHD kids. They are a handful especially when the meds haven't kicked in. Makes for a busy grandma.
Fire update-they are working to clean up the house and when they get some money they do some work. Someone gave them $500 and they spent the last 2 weekends taking boards and working on the roof. The inside has plenty of work to be done-they need to clean up the stuff and wash down the walls.
Thanks for asking, Pam.

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I am looking forward to a quiet weekend. I think that will happen the first weekend in February. Wild Will (my grandson) is spending Saturday with us. ADHD children can be a handful!
Is the fire situation getting better? I think about it and say a little prayer for you.
It is supposed to be warmer this week. Enjoy!
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What a day! I am glad it turned in the end, but I'm sure you were wondering if the day would end in a positive way.
It is a cloudy, icy, snowy, and windy day here. I am ready for a sunny day!

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The frustration continued Sunday evening. UGH!
Grandsons spent the night Friday night. They are so much fun! We had grandson fun until about 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. We rested for a little while and started getting ready to go to Mike's brother's house for a soup supper. My sis called while I was getting ready and talked so long that we ended up getting sliced ham and turkey from Hy-Vee. There was only one other woman there and she has three boys. The twins are 9 1/2 months. It was fun to play with the little guys.
Sunday was our big adventure! We sold a sectional couch to my sister for her son. That's what he wanted for Christmas. He lives about 3 1/2 hours NE of here. We started out with getting the furniture loaded on a pickup truck before 8:30 a.m. A nephew from Keokuk was taking it to another nephew's new apartment. He just got on the road and had to stop and air up his tire. He found that it needed repaired so we came back home. It took about 1 1/2 hours to get the spare tire loose from under the truck just to find that that tire had been on the underneath side of the truck for too long. It was rusted on the rim. My nephew tried to fix it. We took off again just to find that it was not fixed. Back home again. We took the tire to Wal-Mart to get it repaired. As soon as we got that done, we came back here to put the tire on the truck and eat lunch. We got on the road about 12:45 p.m. We had no more problems on our watch.
Sis rode with our nephew and his woman to her son's new apartment and got the couch and other furniture delivered. They were on their way home (very close to sis's home) and a different tire blew. Sis called someone to pick them up. She brought them to Keokuk. Mike will help them get the truck and replace the tire. NEVER again!
Keep smiling! It's going to be a beautiful day!

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Isn't that frustrating, Pam! I'll be looking forward to hearing from you today.

Not much happening here-the wind has quit blowing and it's already 24 degrees. So today should be better. At least we don't have 24" of snow to deal with.


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I am not having any luck writing this entry. I keep hitting the wrong button and everything disappears. I will try this again tomorrow. emoticon

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Hi Rhonda! Always love to hear from you!
What a nice gesture to take food over to the neighbor! But I'm going to agree that carrying that pot and hoping not to fall did your back in. Sorry to hear that!
I hope Merlin gets what he needs- so frustrating to have to be so aggressive to get what you want.
All is well in NW Iowa today. We did our errand running this afternoon and that feels good. Now on to a quiet weekend. Sure going to be warmer this weekend than it has been and that's something to be happy about.

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hi Pam and Joann...just checking in.

it's been so cold here I haven't been out too much these last couple weeks.

the neighbor broke his ankle so I made some chicken and noodles for them yesterday. I think walking over there with that soup pot in front of me, made my back spasm. whatever did it has me on the heating pad today.

not much to report, Merlin has to go to Omaha for a balance assessment on Feb 2...I hope we can get that figured out....it's taken a long time to get his Dr. to this point,,,,i finally had to tell him if he didn't set us up with a specialist I'd find another Dr that would....I don't think he can afford to lose too many patients, anyway, we had an appointment that afternoon.

I hope you are both well and keeping warm.....

Later.....

Rhonda

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What a weekend you have planned! The weather sounds like it's going to be so much better than the last 2 weekends. I hope it all works out for you.
I scooped snow this morning-another 2 inches overnight. I just finished the treadmill for 45 minutes. We have a lawyer appointment this afternoon and then I have a hair color after that. That's the extent of my day and then no plans for the weekend.
Have a happy day!

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Smile! Ten days and February will be here. Time is flying!
Addy sounds like a sweet baby! Those bonding times are precious!
We have a soup supper at Mike's brother's house Saturday and Sunday we will get a sectional couch and coffee table loaded and lead a nephew to my sister's house. The couch is going to Decatur to another nephews new apartment. Mike sand I will shop in Quincy. We are not going to participate in the moving adventure after we get the couch to Quincy. The weather is supposed to cooperate. I hope it does!
I hope you have a nice weekend planned! Enjoy!

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I think January is the longest month due to winter blues. But it's almost over now and we hope February brings us much sunshine. We are back home after spending a delightful time with baby Addy. We had family from Cedar Rapids come over yesterday to spend the day with us and that was so fun. We just visited and played with her. So it's been a good week for me.

Looks like temps in the 30s above 0; won't be that so nice after that frigid weather of last weekend.

Have a wonderful evening and just think-tomorrow is Friday!


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Scooping snow is hard work! It took about 10 minutes for me/ I am getting on my gazelle and working on Ben's quilt for my evening activities. The winter is doing its' thing so we keep busy to ward off the winter Blahs.
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We had a good day, I did 30 minutes of scooping snow this morning and that's it for exercise. I hope you had a good day as well. The temps for the next several days are in the double digits-doesn't that make you smile! emoticon

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Just stay safe! We did not get a lot of snow but the streets were slick when I went to Wal-Mart. People are buying everything they may need for the next few weeks (in case they get snowed in.) I needed ink cartridges for work. Too many people practice offensive driving instead of defensive driving. I just stop and let them go by. I am never in that much of a hurry.
You drive safely.
I am back on my gazelle. It is low impact but seems to work.
Have a nice day!

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Grandkid are the best! I'm enjoying the time here, her mom may not attempt to drive from Omaha tonight. It depends on what the roads are like. It's a mess here around Des Moines with slick roads and accidents. I'm glad we have Miss Addy home now!
We walked the mall this morning after we dropped her off at daycare. Then did a lot of walking while shopping.
Have a nice evening!

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A few days with that little lady will be good for the soul. The smiles and cuddles from her will brighten even the gray skies of winter. You will be able to put the mess of the fire behind you for a few days. God is good!
My grandsons were out of school yesterday. They wanted to hang out here for a while. Grandpa picked up the youngest one. I picked up the other one after work. We got McDonalds for them for supper. That is the way to a teenager's heart, I believe. Ben saw his quilt and really likes it. That was the incentive I needed to work on it. I got on my gazelle for a little while before I tackled that task. I am making progress in both areas. I just have to stay focused.
Have a happy day!

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Let's see-Philippines in the winter or Iowa in the winter? I think Iowa in the summer is much better!!! I hope that works out for them.
It's only -2 this morning and schools are 2 hours late start; which is fine with me. I'm packing to go to Ankeny right after school. I get to take care of the baby for a few days while her folks are on business trips. emoticon

Thanks Pam for your prayers and positive thoughts. This isn't going well, but we'll see how this continues. Right now they are staying here. We have two bedrooms in the basement and a living room along with laundry/bathroom. So all is well!!!

Have a great day-I'm working too.

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-16 is too cold for any good! It is -2 here this morning with a -16 real feel. I am not liking winter at the moment.
It is nice to have your grandson. My grandson was here Sunday. I hope your daughter is getting along okay. I know that is a devastating loss for her. I pray that things will go well for her.
I have a lady off for three weeks. That's okay. We are slow. She went to the Philippines to bring her mom back to live with her and her husband. I may be wrong but I can't see her liking February in Iowa. my Filipino gal doesn't think her mom will stay for more than a month or two. It has been a costly adventure. I hope it goes well for her.
It is a holiday for some but not me. I hope we stay slow for about three weeks. emoticon
Have a good day and stay warm!

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It's a cold one here-16 this morning. A good day to stay in and work on projects. I have grandson here, so he's my project for the day.
Have a great day!

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What an awful thing to happen! I hope plenty pitch in and help with the damage. I do know what you mean about those lessons. We have to learn and sometimes it is costly. I have been there with other situations. I hope you are going to be okay. The worst fires happen in the worst weather. My prayers are with you and your family.
Thank you for the anniversary wishes. We went to Beef Bread and Brew for the seafood bar. It is good and local. It is just about too cold venture too far out of town. Cold and Mike does not get along. I am working on Ben's quilt and I made a big breakfast for Mike. We will have leftovers the rest of the day. We are okay with that.
Keep warm and I pray your day will go well. Hugs!

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Happy Anniversary, Pam and Mike! I hope you went to Texas Roadhouse-what a special treat! AND you deserve a wonderful evening.

Now to top the week off, our daughter who lives here in town had a fire at her house. The garage burnt and then it burnt the son's room and there was plenty of water and smoke damage to the rest of the house. AND the worst part-they let the insurance lapse, so no insurance! emoticon We are just sick, but they have to learn and some lessons are more expensive than others.

What a frigid weekend we are going to have emoticon Stay safe and warm!!

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I am sorry to hear about your mom, Joann. That must be frightening for her. I will keep you and your mom in my prayers.
I worked on Ben's quilt last night. It is very time consuming. I found out the show choir is leaving this morning for the competition. He will use his daddy's quilt. Brad's grandma Whitaker made that one.
It is supposed to be too cold to leave the house this weekend. I think we are going to Quincy to celebrate our anniversary. We want to go to the Texas Road House for dinner. That's tomorrow but we may go after I get off of work today. I thought you had to be old to be married 46 years. I guess not!
Have a nice day and a great weekend!

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Yep, today is our warm day. Good thing I have recess duty today.
We were going to my mom's this weekend to have Christmas with her (again) and our kids. But she went to Omaha to the doctor and found out she has macular degeneration in both eyes with bleeding in one eye. So she's thinking she is going to not feel good enough to have company. We'll have to go in February, maybe it will warm up a little.

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