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The current temperature here is 21C (70F) and sunny but tomorrow we have a snowfall warning and it is supposed to snow all day!

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Roz, your didn't disappoint. emoticon With our first grandson, I took grapes for me & cookies for him when we went to visit. In our motel room, I handed him his snack and got out my grapes. He ate the grapes. His other grandmother laughed and said, 'he really loves his grapes.' For the most part, our 8 grands are content to eat whatever I eat. So, I don't bother buying special for them except dry cereal.

Sandra, our son's dog is very eager to be outside so he runs to me whenever I ask if he wants to go for a walk.

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Having the grands with me these two days got me snacking but not for long, reminds me,of when I worked on my first paediatric ward every time I gave a toddler a snack I had one until the pounds started showing up I had to immediately take action, but then I was in my 20's and the weight was easy to throw off

Hope everyone is having a good day. Today is typical of another dry season day . Temperature is 87 had the washing on the line early and they were dry in such a short time

We had someone paralysed from the waist down had blood clots and died , after having the vaccine. but the authorities are saying he had underlying causes. He was actively up and about before having the vaccine. That is so very sad



Glory--------It's the same with us here I only go to the local grocery and to church and don't have to use public transport as I can drive there and back.
Yes, I have about 50 potted plants but they are around the outside of the house because it's so hot now I usually have to water them about 3 times a week

Sally -------Hope I don't disappoint you ! emoticon

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We went out for breakfast today & dh ordered the wrong meal. Server verified he wanted country-fried steak. I wondered about that. Then she asked hash-brown casserole or fried apples. He said, I thought I got both. She said, Ďyou want the Old-timerís breakfast not Grandpaís country-fried. Old-timerís comes with sirloin.í He said, thatís what I want. She said she wanted to order the right meal for him.

Bev Anne, sometimes, we like to catch up on recorded programs.

Rose, Lynda, our day is cool too. emoticon

Gloria, itís interesting how part of ourselves is ready to get up while other parts arenít. I canít get up until my eyes decide to open. I use my fingers to type on my cell phone. The big thing is being able to make phone calls. I like to text too. Police stopping people who just out driving? Yikes, I sometimes just need to get out, maybe with the windows down.

Carol, Sky might be young enough to enjoy a sleeping bag, unless you have room for another sofa. Your In-and-Out sounds efficient.

AUTUMNAGATE, nice to have you join in.


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Carol: Thanks!

Gloria: I think it's good to admit being angry especially when it's justified.

Dogs and reincarnation: I don't believe in many things; also I believe in lots of things but not reincarnation. Then again, who knows? I sure wouldn't want to come back as a dog even like the well treated ones on this thread. I'm spoiled by almost always having no morning plans and allowing events in my "ritual" to take place in a relaxed manner. Somebody attaching a leash to my collar (!!!) and saying: "Okay Sandra...let's go!"...OMG! And not being able to talk, I couldn't say: "Relax! I'll go here after my coffee kicks in and after my sister calls." They are both stimulants. My sister has her litany of complaints--and I'm fine with that--but I often have to say: "I'll call you back! I have to go!!!!

Well, I have to go....get ready to go to early dinner with a friend. I only saw my cousin this week and that was just for 1 1/2 hours so I'm feeling socially deprived.

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It was cloudy. The sun just came out! I'm relaxing today. It is nice to take my time and read all the posts.

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Morning ladies,

What a great time with Sky. Sure do miss seeing her, she leaves for Ohio today with Larry. She will be back this summer for 6wks, so she will stay here for a week. I need to go and get a sofa bed for the den for her to sleep on.

Today: just "stuff", need to go to the Pharmacy and pick up a prescription and ???? I really need to clean up my bedroom closet. When we moved things are just in there, willy nilly and it sure needs organization.

Our weather is a bit warmer with a high of 66 here on the coast. Another day of clouds off and on.

Lynda - gee you always seem to have "cold"

Gloria - goodness that sure is a drop in temperature. Scarlett was very happy, she sure got extra loving yesterday. So happy your sister is better

Rose - sorry your weather is miserable, sure makes it hard to go out and walk with raincoat

Bev Anne - LOL, life puts along

Sally - when we went to In and Out, the drive through line went around the entire building. So glad a person was out taking orders and calling it in wo when we finally got up there, it was all ready to go.

Sandra - love reading your posts, you crack me up

Waving to all, have a great Saturday emoticon

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emoticon --a cold weekend but a sunny day--- emoticon

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emoticon We have sun today! Good morning everyone. Are you ready for a nice weekend? It sure turned cold here, went from the upper 70's down to the 40's and so fast, you can really feel it! Another great sleep under my belt. I didn't want to get up when my body woke up at 6 but knew it was pointless to just lay there so here I am, lol.

Rose, hope that rain stops so you can get out. No rain here but sure feels cold.

Bev Anne, most days seem a bit boring or repetitive but as my son tells me, 'we're all feeling the same way', not so great though, is it. At least you do well to keep occupied.

Sally, I don't know if I could figure out a cell phone either, lol, but never tried. If you have to use your thumbs to type messages on them, I couldn't - arthritis is bad in my thumbs.

Carol, how very nice that you got to see both Sky and Conner, that would be a real treat. And to have Sky overnight was a bonus for you. Bet Scarlett loved seeing her too.

Sandra, actually I felt rather angry that my niece didn't feel it important to let me know my sister was in the hospital. To me, the girl is the kind who just 'can't be bothered' if you know what I mean. She ticks off a lot of us in the family. Anyway, I stay friendly with her cause her mom is my sister. YES, walking down 5 flights of stairs is definitely good exercise!

Roz, we're locked down under strict orders now. We're to stay at home and police can even stop cars to ask why they aren't at home? You could be fined if you don't have a good reason to be out. Should only go for groceries, meds or appointments. It has to be like this if we want to beat that virus. Do you have many indoor plants? I now have 9 and for a small apt with not a big picture window, that's a lot!

A big Hello to everyone who is posting and those just reading and of course to our newest members. I hope they get to feel comfortable enough to come in and chat with us. Sending each of you lovely ladies a big Hug and wish for you to have a wonderful weekend!
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Good morning. Miserable morning. Cold, windy and raining.

Gloria - nice to hear your sister seems to be improving. Praying for a speedy recovery

Not much happening today. May get out later if the rain letís up

Have a great day

Edited by: RCLYKE at: 4/17/2021 (05:52)
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I spent most of the day catching up on TV programs I had taped earlier this week. Not much else to report today. Maybe something interesting will happen tomorrow.

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Rose, makes me happy you could have family time on the island.

Lynda, keep Iíll keep praying you can get your eye surgery.

Gloria, Iím mildly amused at your sister needing help with a cell phone. My Hubby is only 77 and canít figure out how to use my phone for anything except turning off the alarm. We appreciate the good news about your sister. I totally understand your feelings about not knowing for 3 days.

Roz, every time I see your name, I wonder what delight you will offer. Congratulations on 21 consecutive check-ins here. In the last 21 days, Iíve missed quite a few. Now, I should try to be more like you.

Sandra, you get credit for walking down the stairs. At one time I tried to never u-turn on our stairs (15 steps). Then I forgot, and turned around. I discovered that I would forget what I forgot if I went all the way before turning around.

Carol, when we used to visit in Texas, our motel was across from In-and-out. Major discussions of how often to walk over for dinner.


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Morning ladies,

Dashing through, did take Scarlett out for her 1st deposit. Sky spent the night and is with me now for the day. We need to run some errands and bring a lunch home. She misses "In and Out Burgers", it isn't in Ohio, so we will go there for lunch. Her dad Larry will pick her up around 3:00 and she leaves tomorrow to go back to Ohio.

Last night Conner (GS) who is in CA National Guard and working on his masters drove her over. We had a wonderful time catching up. He was in DC after the riot, they got called there for 2 months. He left this morning to go back up to school and lock in his apartment for the fall.

Will chat tomorrow. Waving to all emoticon

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One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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Gloria: Yes, it's good to be kept in the loop. I get sensitive about that sometimes. On the other side, a first cousin died recently and because it wasn't in the most common newspaper I let another first cousin know about it as she's good at passing info along to others and I totally forgot one other cousin who is more secluded because of serious health issues and COVID. She ended up calling me and I regretted not remembering her. To err is human!

Sally: I need a regular dose of humour...your teasing in the car and leaving the house in a slip. I remember having dreams as a young girl of being in school with some item of clothing missing. It's great to have a lot of insecurities like that gone forever. Now it's the darn tooth and a half. I'm on the fifth floor and always walk down when going out. If anybody was watching me, they'd see me coming through the door to the lobby and then standing in front of the elevator to go back up to fetch whatever it is I forgot. Good exercise, right?!!

Have a good day folks!!


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Beck: Friday Weekend Warm-up:

If you haven't yet gotten in the habit of meal planning or meal prep during the weekend for the week ahead, this is the weekend to start!

It's worth it to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success, and meal planning/prep, for almost everyone, is a huge part of that.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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Gdmorning Everyone,
Wishing you all a good Friday and an enjoyable weekend.

Happy to have slept well again last night. I'm also making an extra effort to check in everyday so far I think I've been on for 21days consecutively.

Nothing much planned for the weekend, and with the increased restrictions there isn't very much you can do, but I'm looking at repotting some of my potted plants.

Gloria-------Good that you were able to chat with your sister again very comforting indeed. hope and pray that she continues to improve.

Our church is supposed to have 50% capacity. I'll be going to church though.

Have a great day everyone!
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emoticon Good morning ladies. It was a nice cool evening and I had such a good sleep then slept in. My sister phoned me last night, she had got a cell phone but being her age and never used anything but a landline and never a computer, she couldn't figure out how to use it so a nurse called me for her. We had a nice talk but she was tired. They put her back on prednisone and her appetite clicked in - she ate all 3 meals yesterday so that's a good sign.

Lynda, if you haven't heard from them, the eye surgery should still be on. Covid sure is screwing things up for everyone!

Rose, it's a cold day here too, only 41F. Great sleeping weather but not nice during the day. I'm so glad you had such a nice day on the island and thank you for keeping my sister in your prayers, I appreciate that.

Sally, my sister was angry that her daughter didn't let me know she was in the hospital for three days. That part really upset me too. I want to know any time that she is taken there, want to be kept in the loop. Kids, eh? I'm glad your doctor's appt went so well, breathe a sigh of relief!

Nothing planned for my day yet, still a bit tired but will eventually wake right up, lol. Enjoy a super nice Friday everyone, come in and share your day. We always care how you're doing and what you're up to. Makes our day go nicely.
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OK--Im hanging in here hoping the rye surgery goes ahead-- emoticon

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Good morning. Actually cold this morning. Had a great day yesterday on the island, Met up with some family that we hadn't seen this whole Covid thing started.

Gloria Hope your sister is improving and that you will be able to talk to her soon. I am continuing to keep her and the family in my prayers

Bev Anne congratulations on the one pound lost. Hope you never find it.

Hope you all have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend



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Rose, I know what you mean about getting up automatically. For many years, my body would start adapting to the time change about a week before. The first few years in Indiana, I continued doing it even though we didnít have time change. After I got used to no time change, we got it.

Gloria, sending love your way. So glad your sister was able to talk and laugh with you. I understand about keeping some things close. My dearest friend asked me not to tell his children how sick he really was. Still, I was shocked when he died suddenly.

Lynda, donít cancel your eye surgery. I have been so happy since my cataract surgery.

Carol, congratulations on selling your silver. Not declaring on taxes was one possibility, the other was Ďhiding assetsí in the event of divorce.

Bev Anne, I can relate to Gordonís background. My degree is in business. Congratulations on being down a pound. My new doctor didnít comment on that part of my chart. ☹ Iím down about 10.

Sandra, I love the way you use the balance ball. Shortly after I started driving, I drove others to club meetings. One guy would get concerned because I would verbalize a checklist Ďbelt, key, brake, ignition, lightsí. Long after it was necessary, I did it to bug him.

Oh, well, Iíll add this tidbit about before you go checklists. When our 1st son was born, I had heard stories about women forgetting to put on their shoes. As I opened the door to go out, I glanced down to be sure my shoes were on. SHOCK. I saw my slip. My skirt was missing!

Roz, cutting gatherings in the home to 5 people would be a problem for my son. He has 6 children.

Dorothy, take care of yourself.

Geri, good idea to focus on gratitude and acknowledge room for improvement.



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Just a quick drop in before I read.

Doctor's appointment went well. All my labs are good and so was my mammogram.

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An update of sorts about my sister. Her daughter sent me an email today to let me know she got moved to a different floor at the hospital and there's no phone in her room. She may get a cordless one and if so, she will phone me. Her daughter said she's doing well. I still don't know yet what exactly is going on with her, what's been wrong with her. Could be anything, I guess but I would like to know. Thank you ladies for all your kindness, words & prayers.

Geri, that's a wonderful way to end your day.

Bev Anne, glad you're doing so good, slowly is the best way. My cleaning lady comes next week, thank goodness, someone to sit and chat with, lol.

Dorothy, I hope you had a safe, well and good day too.

Sandra, I'm so happy when I can talk with my sister, makes my day!

Roz, we're under a lockdown that's to end on the 28th but they'd be wise to keep the lockdown to lessen the spread of the virus. Schools won't be open at all here either.

Lynda, oh the beautiful snow, lol. Did you get much? I hope not.

Carol, your day didn't begin nicely with Scarlett throwing up but bet it got better with having Sky there to sleep over and stay tomorrow. Enjoy a nice visit with her.

I bought two more plants tonight from my favourite plant lady, she always delivers them to me. These are both Red Prayer plants, their leaves close up at night, resembles praying hands. They also help purify the air so I'm happy with them. Got to stop this online buying though, lol.

Have a nice evening ladies, see you tomorrow.
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Good Evening everyone!

Gloria so sorry to hear about your sister. Prayers for all of you.

Bev Anne Congratulations! Another step toward your goal and a healthier you.

I hope you all had a wonderful day in spite of the trials that come our way. I try to end every day with thoughts of gratitude for 3 good things that happened and 2 things I could have done better.

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The doctor's appointment went well -- I'm down another pound. Slow but in the right direction.

Gloria, I hope your sister is improving and will be home again soon. I'm glad you are able to chat on the phone.

I'm just waiting for my cleaning lady to arrive -- she should be here any minute.

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Gloria, both you and your sister are in my prayers. I'm just so glad that the two of you had a chance to have a nice lengthy talk with each other, and you are right, we should never take anything or anybody for granted. Keep us posted.

To all our dear team mates, may you have a safe, well, and generally good day today.

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Gloria, prayers to both your sister and you. It's wonderful that you had that long talk.


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Another beautiful day here. I have a doctor's appointment at 1:00 and Melody will be here to clean our floors, etc. at 3:00.

We had a great Zoom meeting last night -- there were only 6 of us but we had a great time. We hope to meet in person next month (outdoors and socially distanced). Half of us have had at least one shot of vaccine -- the others are too young.

Not much else to report here. I hope you are all having a great week.

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Gdday Everyone,

On grand mother duty today and tomorrow . Keneisha slept soundly throughout the night I went back to sleep after 2Am and we both got out of bed by 545, Keziah had to be awakened at 739 for breakfast. School has reopened on Monday still on line.

Yesterday our restrictions have been tightened for the next 3 weeks, There will be no inhouse dining in restaurants, casinos, pubs etc, ALL beaches are closed. Gatherings are down from 10 persons to 5.even in our homes

Dotz-----Yes I slept well

Sally---I usually exercise with the ball when I'm up to it.

Gloria-----Glad that you were able to chat with your sister. Hope she recovers soon.

I discovered a pedometer app on my phone yesterday so I was able to check my steps I'm so glad for that.
Enjoyiing the lovely weather it's currently 86F

Stay safe and blessed everyone
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Gloria I will pray for yer sister---
We had snow in the air here this AM--Lord love a Duck!
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Morning ladies,

Woke up to Scarlett gaging and then she threw up on my down comforter, no food but liquid. Not the best way to start the day emoticon

Larry called me last night and he has to leave on Friday and go on a 1 day business trip. So Sky will come over tonight and stay until Friday night. I am excited about it but sure hope she hasn't picked up any virus - there isn't a vaccine for 13 year olds.

No appointments but a lot to do in the house, dusting, swifter mopping etc.

Weather - our high will only be 60 and cloudy but no wind.

Gloria - I am sad that your sister is in the hospital, glad you were able to talk to her.

Rose - enjoy your trip

Sandra - LOL Minnie Pearl, yup I look like her also

Bev Anne - hope you had a fun meeting on Zoom

Dot - what is happening in your world?

Waving to all, enjoy this wonderful Thursday emoticon

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Beck: Thursday Think Tip:

If you're in the habit of getting fast food often, think about how that food makes you FEEL (not just about how it tastes).

If it ultimately doesn't make you feel good, it's probably worth working on cutting it out, or at least cutting down on it.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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emoticon Good morning everyone. A very dull day here and cold, nice day to be indoors. I may do my laundry, haven't made up my mind yet.

Rose, thank you for the prayers for my sister. It is being in hospital at her age, 91, that worries me most. Enjoy your time in Cape Breton, how I'd love to go down East and see what I hear is so beautiful!

I'm going to make my breakfast now but will pop in here later to see posts. Whatever your plans for the day, do enjoy your Thursday.
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Good morning. Off to Cape Breton this morning. Just want to wish you all a great day.

Gloria - so very sorry to hear the sad news about your sister. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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By the way, for those who are on facebook, please don't mention about my sister on my facebook wall. It was stressed to me that her and her family don't want anyone to know about all this. Just those of us who are closest to her. Thanks ladies.
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The news that upset me yesterday was that my sister was admitted to the hospital on Sunday. I was only told that she was very dizzy and feeling very ill so they were keeping her and doing tests. But my sister insisted that she wanted to talk to me so her daughter had the phone in her room hooked up this afternoon. We talked for an hour and even had each other laughing! I know she's not well but I'm so happy and relieved to be able to talk directly to her. So now I just want to relax and get feeling settled myself, I was really worried. She's 91, we don't take anything or anyone for granted!

I'll come back in the morning to read all the posts, I just need to settled down now.
Have a very pleasant evening.
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Thinking of you Gloria. Your team is with you through good news and bad.

Stay well and safe everyone.

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Gloria: I'm sorry to hear about your "sad news". Things in this life can turn on a dime.

Sally: I use my balance ball as a chair and a foot stool. My land phone, which I still use though I have a cell phone, is on one of my bookshelves so when the phone rings, I kick the ball in that direction and answer the phone. Otherwise, when I settle in (somewhat) to watch TV or read or both, I put my feet up on the ball. As a friend used to say: It's hard to be sophisticated.

Carol: I lost one tooth before COVID and had a plate made. It's alongside one of my front teeth and because of wearing masks, I sometimes forget to put it in when I go out. Then, when I get home and rinse my hands and face and look in the mirror, I see Minnie Pearl looking back at me!! And...remember the people I smiled at in the coffee shop.

My "before you go out checklist" is getting longer: Hat--it's always windy in Halifax--and my scalp hurts when my hair blows in all different directions, glasses, hearing aids, phone, MASK! and....tooth and a half (they added an extra little tooth for some reason). My mother used to say: I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached!

Have a good day! I know...that's not always possible.


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Today is another sunny spring day. The high today is supposed to be 12C (54F). This may not seem warm to some of you but anything above freezing seems warm to us, as long as the sun is shining.

I guess I wasn't very clear yesterday -- it was my husband, Gordon, who was helping our daughter with financial stuff. She is doing well because of her father's teaching. He was an Economics and Business teacher at what is now Mount Royal University before he retired. He also taught the courses that people need to be stock brokers and financial planners.

The only thing on my agenda today is a Zoom meeting with my Social club tonight. Gordon has appointments in High River to get his haircut and his feet done later this afternoon.

I have plenty to keep myself busy but nothing very newsworthy.

I hope you are all having a pleasant day.

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Morning ladies,

Well I sold my silver sterling silverware. So did my brother, we were happy to get it done. Think the next time they come, I will sell some of my gold jewelry.

Today: yea a free day, no appointments which is wonderful. Bill is meeting the now retired Police Chief from our old city for lunch, so the house is mine, mine, mine. emoticon

Weather - today is our coldest day with a high of only 58. It will be cloudy but unfortunately windy. Boy, when the ocean wind comes, it can go right through your jacket and hat.

Roz - what a pain, losing the internet when your power dips down.

Dot - LOL, well then I sure hope you don't lose teeth.

Bev Anne - hope you can travel soon

Sally - yes, I have a receipt. I am thinking cash doesn't need to be declared on taxes.

Rose - It is getting crazy with coyotes and they don't kill them unless they attack. Ahhhh, don't want to be around long enough to find out. So my bear spay is out and ready.

Gloria - sorry to read that you got sad news. Take care

Waving to all, have a great Wednesday emoticon

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Beck: Wednesday Sabotage:

I've made an eating mistake, so I shouldn't eat anything for the rest of the day.

Response: When I make a mistake, don't plan not to eat!

I don't deserve punishment.

It was only a mistake.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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Well--- it is overcast here--looking like rain--- I have dates for surgery for my eyes --surgery--but I wonder if I should cancel it all due to Covid-Lynda

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Good morning dear friends. I'm feeling a bit 'off' this morning, having been given some sad news late yesterday afternoon so forgive me for not answering your posts just now. I'm just touching on teams this morning and will see how the day goes. I feel okay, not ill or anything, just a bit down.

Enjoy your Wednesday, the mid-week mark. Try to keep it a happy & healthy day so that you'll have many tomorrows.
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Good morning.

Sally - I don't know if I could stop getting up at 5:AM if I wanted to. my body is so in tune with rising at that time it is just automatic. I get up at 4 and feed the cat and go back to bed until 5. Don't know why. It is just the way it is

Bev Anne - it is nice that your husband has someone to help with the finances.

Carol - 20 thousand is a lot of cash to draw from the bank at once so I guess the bank manager was concerned when you went o make withdraw that much money. Sounds like the coyotes are getting close. This time of year is bad for them since it is welping season. They are so much more aggressive when they have pups to feed. Be careful

Sandra - hope the new running shoes work out for you.

Gloria - I just tell my daughter " you can,'t teach an old dog new tricks" .


Have a great day everyone

Update - started out for my walk this morning but here comes the rain so home I came

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Went to bed early last night and was up by 7:30 this morning. For me thatís a good time. I was able to get outside and treat the ash tree for borers and pick up the bits of siding left in the yard. By the time I finished, I was too tired to shower so I just changed my clothes.

Rose, no need to break the habit of getting up early unless you live with someone who wants you to stay in bed late.

Gloria, Iíve seen too many instances where adult children were oblivious to a parentís needs. My boys started Ďlooking afterí me when they were about 3. Not typical in most families.

Sandra, I love rhetorical. I posted ĎDo you still beat your spouse?í as a joke on FB. I got some wonderful responses, including the niece & nephew taking martial arts together. I hope the shoes work for you.

Lynda, how can the grass not turn green. Ours is growing and our perennials are in bloom, as well as some flowery trees.

Carol, too late now, but I find it strange that the oral surgeon would want cash. You did get a receipt for it, I hope. At the Boys & Girls Club they couldnít take credit cards and preferred the cash. Fortunately, it was only $45.

Roz, Iíve sat on an exercise ball. Onboard ship, it sure beats sitting on the floor.

Carol, just after my mother died, I offered to pay for bridgework or implants for my husband. He said, no, too expensive. When I had to have a tooth extracted, I didnít hesitate and opted for the implant. Easy maintenance 😊

Bev Anne, itís nice that Gordi has the skill to help with your finances.


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Good Afternoon Everyone,

We are having another beautiful spring day here in southern Alberta. The buds are swelling on the trees but it will still be sometime before the leaves begin to pop out.

Today was supposed to have been the day that Gordi and I were supposed to go to Banff and it would have been a lovely day to do that -- but hopefully we will be able to do that in May. So today she and her Dad spent the day working on finances and going to the banks -- which was stuff that needed to be done so she didn't really waste her day off. She gets a lot of vacation time and Heather doesn't get as much so Gordi has some extra days that she needs to use up. We have a couple of day trips we can take this summer. And we also want to go to Ontario whenever they plan my Aunt's funeral/burial service once everyone can travel again.

Not much else happening today.

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Wow Carol, I hope you had a couple of body guards with you carrying all that cash. A friend of mine went to Costa Rica to have the implants done because it would only cost about $37,000 as opposed to about $50,000 here. Yike!! I hope I never have to have that done. Dh will insist I go through the rest of my life with missing teeth and looking like I was in a barroom brawl emoticon

Roz, talking about sleeping in, today I slept almost to 11 o'clock which isn't exactly me but I sure feel rested and even got out there for an afternoon walk. Sure hope you get a good night's sleep tonight.

I hope everyone has a lovely and safe day.



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Good Time Of Day to Everyone!

Today took a different turn. at least I did sleep longer last night so I got up at 8. Usually I'm up by 2or3 and can't go back to sleep I guess my morning walk yesterday had something to do with it???

Anyway I did some washing and the clothes are lined dry because our temp is 90 today which is fairly hot for us we're usually in the 80's with a gentle breeze.

The Internet was down from 10 50 last night we had a dip in power and this happens everytime, Had to call the company to get Internet working again! This is very frustrating!

Only exercise I hope to do is to use the exercise ball sometime later.
Had a long nap as well.

Have a great time of day everyone!

Much Love,
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Morning ladies,

Another busy day - just took Scarlett for her 1st walk and saw my neighbor. He said at 8:00pm last night there was a coyote by the tree on the side of the house. Yike, way to close for comfort. I just don't leave the house with her without my Bear Spray.

This morning I drive down to my old city to have a Coumadin Check and stopping at the Wild game and fishing store to buy my neighbor Bear Spray.

This afternoon, my brother is picking me up and we are going to a Gold and Silver show. Hopefully I can sell my Sterling Silver service for 12.

Oh, one more story: so went to the Oral Surgeon yesterday and if I paid cash ( which I thought meant a check, but they were referring to green money) I would get a 6K discount. Well that is to much money to give up so off I went to the bank. LOL, what a process, when I asked for $20 Thousand in cash, she asked if everything was ok, (smart teller), I told her I needed it for surgery. She had to call over one of the managers and he had to approve it. He also asked me if everything was ok. Well 20 thousand in cash is a lot of money. I received 2 envelopes with 10K in each. Also, had to give my SS number and they report it to the Fed. Gov. This started years ago when they wanted to deter drug dealers. Anything 10K and over deposit or withdrawal gets reported. Then back to the office where the OM and I had to count the 100's and 50;s into piles of 1 thousand. Done, got my discount, left 1/2 of the fee for the lab guy who makes the implants,

Was exhausted when I finally got home and just sat in my lazy boy. The only outstanding bill is to my dentist and the last half of the lab bill. Wow, after all this money, I sure hope I can enjoy it for years.

Waving to all, have a great Tuesday emoticon

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Beck: Tuesday Reality Check:

The only bad workout is the one that didn't happen.

Commit to doing SOMETHING exercise-related this week.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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and its raining and I like it-- The grass will turn green--maybe!~ emoticon

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Sally: What is more interesting than people and animals? Just a rhetorical question....

Gloria: Isn't it great to have the freedom to chose your daily schedule?!! Many days I don't seem to have a choice. Like this morning I finally got out of bed at 6:30 as I was both tired and restless with very little sleep during night...maybe none?

Yesterday I finally chose a pair of running shoes, not than I plan on running. They aren't cheap but there was a 25% discount. Asics Gel-Kayano 27. My plan is to get over to the track at the gym with my Nordic poles and test the shoes. That way, if my foot gets sore, I can bring them back still looking new. That's not necessary but I just want to do it that way.

Before that, yesterday morning I had a woman come in and give me a foot treatment. I found her card on the bulletin board downstairs. I learned a lot about her in an hour as she was very talkative. I did my share as well. :)

Now let's see how today pans out.



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emoticon Good morning ladies. It is 45 right now, going up to 65 and we should see sun today, Yay! It feels warm in here already, lol. I can't take heat at all!

Rose, my daughters think the same as me but in other areas. They say I'm too stubborn, still old fashioned, etc.

Sally, it only seems natural for a child, even a grown child, to be good to their parents. After all, our parents raised us, taught us, were good to us. But I know that some aren't and that's a shame.

Roz, it sounds like you had a lovely time in Tobago. Imagine being in the water every morning at 7, heavenly!

Carol, I hope you got a good discount with the Oral Surgeon. I imagine just the cost of the implants would be high enough!

Lynda, I'm already wearing summer tops, inside my apt, of course I wouldn't wear them anywhere else yet. My building is far too warm, can you imagine summer time??

Making my plans for today and hope I follow through with each one. I'm feeling good so my day should go well. Enjoy your Tuesday, make it a healthy day.
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