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Count me in on the meet up, and early next year would be better for me too. This summer and Fall are pretty well booked for me. We have that 3 week European trip + cruise coming up in October and this summer we're going to Myrtle Beach for a week to see DGS15 play baseball. Plus I have the Scottish fling at the end of May!

Just back from our outing. Sis and I both found a deal at Soft Surroundings on a hooded pullover that will be perfect for my trip to Scotland. Just right to wear on the plane too. Anyway, regular price was $79.98 and it was on sale, plus another 50% off today...got it for $19.99! I got a melon color and Sis got pink....score! Sis found a pair of pants at Chicos and used her 40% off coupon. We had a nice little appetizer lunch and are now home for the rest of the day. I don't think working out is going to happen today, but there's always tomorrow!
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Hi all,

Nic---Raising my hand too, and with enthusiasm, but like you, it will have to be sometime next winter or even early spring. Also totally agree you are the queen of planning, and we have now unanimously elected you, but just know, I'm here to help in any way I can. We WILL NOT just dump this on you.

Hopefully we'll be moving sometime in the fall, or early winter, and so much to do thru all that there will be no vacations till it's done. In fact, we are not even going to our beloved Door Country this summer, first summer in 28 years we won't be there.

OMG, you're taking a line dancing class?! How fun. Ever since I saw "Urban Cowboy"---LOL, jumping on the dating oneself train---I have thought that just looked like so much fun. And you don't have to be Michael Jackson to look good doing it! You'll all be glad to know I was not similarly inspired by the idea of "riding the bull."

Lori---Sounds like you and your sissy are having your usual cozy/good time. There is a Thai chain here called "The Big Bowl" and they have an entree called "bang bang shrimp" and it is my absolute fave! Yeah, it's hot and spicy but I love hot and spicy. BUT, only w/rice, which mitigates the heat. So it's been quite a while since I went there and had it.

Trig---So incredibly cool about your daughter's art award for her "doodles." Sometimes that is the way, in that when you're not trying so darn hard, you're just free to soar. I just love that she has this talent! There are many

Jaz---I have been to Wild Fire several times, as we have a couple/pals who live out that way and always want to eat there. I considered it for us to meet at too, but in the end went w/the cozy little river town. Food at both places is so darn good.

No, not going to the Prince Tribute, although I'm a big fan. BUT, I have a most excellent story about when he did a jingle for my client at the time (teen girl's chain store) when he was just starting out here and trying to make enough money to get to LA to cut a Demo w/Capitol records. YEP. Spent 3 days in the studio with him! I knew I was in the presence of a musical genius. It's QUITE a story and I'll just bait the hook---will save it for when we ALL, hopefully get together.

Sorry the conference was a dud, but like you said, got you here for our meet up, let's talk about what's important! Bet you're happy as a clam to be back home in your lovely "doll house."

K-mom---Yeah let's start again next week w/the water thing for me. It's not that I'm not drinking my usual 3/3, I am, and sometimes like yesterday, even better, but for whatever reason, not good at recording it here lately. Actually been a bit busy.

Wow, bravo on taking on the fast. I have never done one, but it's good to know you have experience with it. People I know who have done it say there is some struggle at first and then you get this kind of "fast high" and it really cleans out your system. I'm glad you're doing it with a buddy.

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My energy level is up and down these days---still struggling w/sinus problems, see the ENT doc next week. BUT today was like I had jumping beans in my pocket, thanks in large part to my son.

We were chatting on the phone this morning, and it was so darlin'. He has transitioned from feeling sad we're selling the house he grew up in to being our cheer leader in the process. He's all about us getting rid of stuff and getting out of there. LOL, I think it may have occurred to him that he sure doesn't want to have to clean this place out.

So after I hung up w/him, I attacked my office w/a vengeance. I have been making half hearted attempts in these last few months, but today I was like the proverbial bat out of Hell. My office is lined w/built in bookshelves and those shelves were stuffed w/books and all kinds of stuff. Boxes and bagfuls are now ready to get out or here. More to go. Next up, clothing. I'm going to be merciless. Starting to catch the bug on this unloading thing!

Had dinner out w/a pal last night. This week has been busier work and social wise than I've experienced for months. Place we went was amazing---art deco renovated old hotel restaurant in the neighborhood. STUNNING. We just did happy hour apps but I confess to careening off plan. Not a binge, just not Low carb.

On plan today. Have more to say on this whole issue, but I'm tuckering out, will save for tomorrow.

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Old Yesterday, 17:52
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haha,---in re-reading my post I saw that I just left a sentence to Trig hanging. I do that sometimes when the words I want aren't quite there yet. This time I forgot I left it hanging.

"There are so many..." Mystery solved---...ways to use that talent. Good graphic artists make real good money. Think logos and marketing/website/internet design of all kinds. Then she can have her personal art shows on the side and never have to be "a starving artist."

PLUS, she'll be computer savvy about how to do it, thanx to you always providing the best artistic tech tools to her---best investment you could make, imo, DON'T STOP investing.

I mean, think about what parents spend to have a kid in hockey, OMG, or many other sports. When a kid shows you they have a special talent and enthusiasm for it, I say get right behind that!!!

Even if she leaves art behind as her major interest, the successes she is experiencing now with her natural talent at it will serve her so well in the future. Is there any greater gift, other than love, that we can give our kids than the confidence to know they have gifts, and they can make them work in all sorts of ways?!

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Good Morning!

Sun is shining brightly this morning, but it's still chilly. I must bundle up and get out for a run/walk this morning before we head out for the day. We're not leaving till around Noon and going for a late lunch and then a little shopping at Ulta and a few other places. We want to be off the highways before the Friday afternoon crazy traffic kicks in.

DH is going to our daughter's this afternoon and staying overnight tonight. Her boys have the start of little league baseball tomorrow with a parade & then our oldest grandson has a high school baseball game. She also needs some help with yard work, so DH will help her with some Spring clean up. I'll be heading home by noon tomorrow, so the cat will only be alone for about 24 hours. DH will put extra food down and she has her litter box.....she'll be fine.

Trig...I hear you on remodeling etc. My kitchen and my bathroom could both use a spruce up, but when I think of the $$$....OY! I'd rather go on a vacation and just live with it the way it is! I am going to have to bite the bullet soon and put new flooring in the bathroom as well as an updated vanity etc. What will push me to do the kitchen will be when the fridge or stove dies. I have already told DH that we will replace both when one goes and might as well do the floors at the same time. More $$$ flying out the window!

Jaz......hoping you are home safe & sound and have your pup back with you. Hope you didn't have to go into the office today.

Blue...sounds like you are tackling the clear out big time this week. I am the same way once I get started.....stand back! I need to do some more of that at our house too. Too much "stuff"! I am dreading the day when DH's elderly cousin passes away as we will be left with her HUGE house and more "stuff" than you can imagine. We will need professional help to deal with it all. I don't even want to think about it. She is 89 years old and doing ok for now, but we know what is coming.

Nic....I, too, will be happy to help with details of our get together next year. We certainly don't expect you to do it all. Any big plans for you and your family this weekend?

KMom....hope you're doing well. Will you have a busy weekend? Hope your weather has started to moderate a bit.

Off for another cup of coffee.....have a great day everyone!
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Did a 36-hour fast. I did not eat anything yesterday. It went really well. I will try another one next week.

Lori:
Sounds like another fun day with your sister. It is so great you guys enjoy being together so much. ~ I bet your DH really likes helping with the yard work for DD and also going to the baseball games. ~ I couldn't believe it when you said you WENT to a Soft Surroundings store. I assumed it was only online shopping. I goggled and sure enough we have one fairly close to me. So then I googled..NorthStyle, as I like that catalog too. Nope. No stores. But I am excited to go and see Soft Surroundings. At JJill, you can go in the store and order something online and it is shipped FREE to your home. Then you can try it on, and if you don't like it, you can bring it back to the store. So it is like trying on things free! I have a bad taste in my mouth from ordering something I thought I would love (based on the picture) and then not liking it. I had paid shipping TO ME, and then needed to pay shipping BACK to the store. So that is why I absolutely love JJill. No shipping costs either way! There clothes are expensive, but they have good sales. Plus I really love their clothes and how they are made.

Jaz:
Hope your trip home went well. Come back soon!

Trig:
Hope you like the gym the hubby wants you to see. I think it could be fun going together. My hubby loved working out every morning. Wish i could love it. I read somewhere....maybe YOU shared it...that some people's bodies actually drag them to the gym. It was so interesting. It was saying something like some people's bodies actually have a pull to go and exercise. Does that sound familiar to you? My body actually drags me to the recliner! Not good! But I am pushing past feeling lethargic most of the time.

Nic:
For sure we all will help you! I am clueless about that place, but I could help in any other areas needed. ~ Line dancing! Love it! I would like to do that too! ~ Salsa chicken. How do you make that? I have a jar of salsa I need to use. I have just fried the chicken breast and melted cheese over it and added some salsa. But I would like to know how you make it. ~ I looked at the trailer for The Silent Place. I am concerned because SD experienced so much trauma in her life. I don't want anything to remind her of it. Like times she was really afraid. I wanted she and her boyfriend see, "Room," but she was left in a room for many days without food or water. So again, I don't want anything to trigger those painful memories. "Wonder" was great! But thanks for the info on that movie. I went to a mall last night to return something to JJill and then walked around. It was a mall I don't generally go to. I noticed there was a movie theater in the mall! So I might just go and see that movie (if it is there) and evaluate it for them. And I might go to more movies! I was actually kind of excited to start thinking about that. I could go to the mall and walk and eat something LC, and then go to a movie! Fun!

Blue:
Loved the story about your son becoming a cheerleader for you guys! Interesting how he made that switch in his mind. ~ Good job on attacking your office! Little by little. I remember when I was attacking my house - seven kids and 30 years of marriage worth of stuff! I am not a hoarder, but I am not like Trig either. Somewhere in the middle. Anyway, some days I would feel like it was futile. I could barely notice the difference. Oh, I was also through all my school stuff. Anyway, my DDAS said to me one day, "Mom, it is not infinite. You will get it done. Those papers you are recycling will not come back. Those clothes you are giving away will not return. Those knick knacks and other stuff will stay gone. Just keep going." Such a wise daughter. So I say that to you too, Blue. That stuff is gone for good!

Me:
So happy about the fast yesterday. My kitchen stayed clean all day! Got lots done. I was like Trig yesterday. Zero carbs! ~ Our weather here is jaw-dropping! From snow a few days ago to the 50's today and then 60's in a couple of days. And the sun is shinning brightly.

K-Mom 10x4
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KMom...so impressed with your fast! WOW! Do you feel light as a feather today?

I believe Soft Surroundings will order for you as well and then you could return it to the store. I heard them telling someone they could order something for them when we were there yesterday. Check it out! We do that at Dick's too....we will order it and ship it for free and people often bring back online orders for return at my cash register. Easy!

Back from my little 2 mile run. OMG...the wind. Thank goodness for the sunshine, but the wind is biting. Time to hit the shower before Sis and I head out. We're both looking forward to a Caprese salad and meatballs for lunch.
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Short post- recovering from post trip = recovery! Personals tomorrow when I am not so tired I could curl up and sleep under my desk- that was even with a nap at lunch- full schedules and flights- traffic ect ect ect.... you all been there- re entry.
Years with all the Christmas lights- MAGICAL!!!!

Home- flight stellar, traffic, typical sucked- went to bed late- up early. Worked from home. Monday of laundry. So here tomorrow.

Pulled out bag chicken thighs- and shrimp - tossed it on grill. Never Gott outta pjamas . Kid here tomorrow- will get caught up tomorrow. I am up 6 pounds dam it . Great food there- but I ate more than normal- not off plan- just more.

Love my trip anyway- BLUE/ KMOM- all good!

Till tomorrow
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Hi all.

K-mom---Congrats on the fast! Was it hard for you to do? How did it make you feel? What do you think the benefit was? Haha, I'm Ms. quiz today, but I am curious.

I ABSOLUTELY love what your daughter told you about cleaning up. That thought was so helpful to me today when I looked at my office and realized how much more there was to get rid of just in here. I have to compartmentalize, one room at a time, and the phrase, "it's never coming back" is unbelievably soothing to me. Thanx so much for sharing.

Lori and Trig---I have one thing to say about re-doing anything in your house. If you're willing to sell it "as is" no worries as long as the "dated" or whatever, is fine w/you---with the caveat that bathrooms and kitchens are uber important to buyers and take down the price of the house more than anything if they're super dated or in bad shape. IOW, this is money you always get back and then some.

BUT, if you think it needs to be re-done to get what you want out of your house, then do it now while you can enjoy it awhile. Glad we got our bathroom done, finally, and have enjoyed it at least for over a year, but really wish we'd done it sooner. Hate to leave that new bathroom!

Lori and all---There is a CDC warning on romaine lettuce, which I buy all the time as it is my fave for salads. E Coli outbreak in 16 states, Pennsylvania hit the worst with 12 cases. Many have been hospitalized from this. They say it's hard to be specific as to exactly who and where we need to be concerned, because no matter the "brand name" you don't know where it came from, and they haven't identified that yet.

Jaz---I bet you're tired, pal. Traveling is exhausting these days, and you and I both hate to fly. But, love what Nic said about Southwest...and it's true of almost any airline company. Much safer than the cars we hop into every day without a thought.

Cool you chilled and stayed in your jammys today---have fun w/your son tomorrow.

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After my whirlwind of activity yesterday, I was a lazy daisy today. Got just what I needed to get done and then read my book and fell into a nice nap.

On plan again today, but to be honest, struggling with staying there for more than 4 or 5 days at a time. Combination of factors here. Late spring---need that refresh, rebirth button, continuing sinus issues that drain my energies on and off, headaches persist---ENT appt. next week---WHICH makes me a lot less likely to put the time into my woe I need to in all ways, and finally, a lot of bigger things on my mind all around.

I would say I'm in a severe phase of being tired of LC foods, but that really isn't fair as I KNOW darn well that when I'm up and at 'em on this woe, I really like the food and know there's plenty of variety.

SIGH. Not giving up or in, CAN'T. And, am happy that my weight remains the same it has been for what seems like forever now, and my clothes are not pinching. Have to keep in mind that I'm still eating about a thousand times better than I was in my SAD days.

But I wouldn't mind a sudden whoosh of up and at 'em on LC, not just going thru the motions. I take heart in Nic's experience of sliding around for a bit, and then coming home to LC again.

That's the thing. As K-mom says, "LC is my default." Or, where we basically live.

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