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Idea for Easter Egg Hunts!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some of you will be coloring eggs with your children and then hiding the eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt. Well, this photo was on facebook, source unknown. Here's a hint for this year's hunt! Too Funny!!!

Today's Positive:
1. It's too early to be up (before 4am) and I'm going back to bed.
2. I have the whole day ahead of me..... and I plan to use it well.
3. ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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GARDENQE2 4/16/2014 11:34AM

    Growing up in Wyoming, we often had to wear boots and snowsuits while hunting our eggs! White eggs would have been more of a challenge.
Thanks for the chuckle! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINA180847 4/16/2014 10:45AM

    I need to train my dog to smell eggs!

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MOM2ACAT 4/16/2014 10:36AM

    We've had Easters like that here in Michigan!

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LJCANNON 4/16/2014 9:38AM

    emoticon The sad part is, it took me a minute to get it. Kind of like Golfing in the Snow, LOL!!

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MAMISHELI53 4/16/2014 4:13AM

    That IS funny!

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SPEEDY143 4/16/2014 3:10AM

    emoticon to true this year emoticon

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RD03875 4/16/2014 2:07AM

    That is funny!

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KATHYJO56 4/16/2014 12:05AM

    This was funny because on Sunday it was 82 today and today it was 24 with snow. Go figure. Have a Happy Easter.

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CALIDREAMER76 4/15/2014 11:53PM

    With us getting snow, the photo was perfect, thanks for sharing. I shared it back on Facebook =)
Blessed Easter to you Carolyn!

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DIDMIS 4/15/2014 11:05PM

    Now that is what I did for about two days. Have a good rest.
I guess I am dense but I don't understand the picture.

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Staying away from Nursing School!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So why would I be staying away from the Nursing School? I've still been going down to the hospital to check on half of the students who continue to work, even though the other half are on vacation. BUT, the nursing school itself is getting a make over. It has had bats living in the attic for YEARS so this week all the ceilings are coming down and new ceilings going up. The holes in the attic screens were patched so the bats can't get back in. I'm allergic to bat dirt so I'm staying clear. I did take a few pictures though. These two photos were taken of the first room of the school after the plywood ceiling was down, while the bat dirt was being swept out. The second was of the men finishing up the new ceiling finishes in that room.

Three new ceiling fans will be installed in that large classroom. The one that was there before only helped the few people sitting in the center of the room. Now we profs will have our own fan as before we got no air!!!


Today's Positives:
1. The ceiling renovation project is happening this week in the Nursing School, including the installation of three new fans!
2. There are no nursing classes for the next four weeks so I have time to work on other projects. One project for me will be doing 20 hours of Continuing Education for my Nursing license renewal.
3. Our hottest season here on the equator is March and April and those months are nearing and end (not over but nearing an end).

Thanks for being so faithful at visiting my blog. Notice that I don't say much about my healthy living changes.... and weight loss... and so forth.................... because there is not much I want to say right now!

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TERMITEMOM 4/15/2014 10:42PM

    Yikes! Bats can be dangerous. You are right to stay away...

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KATHYJO56 4/15/2014 5:44PM

    It is wonderful the to see the progress that is being made with the care of the nursing school. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I look forward to them.

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DIDMIS 4/15/2014 3:02PM

    Looks like it is going to be clean, cool and comfy when they finish. You are getting things done while you are still there.
Thanks for the pics.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 4/15/2014 2:40PM

  You got my attention with your title! I would stay away too. I hope you enjoy the new fans and keep cool while you carry on! Also enjoy your time off and your studying! emoticon

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GINA180847 4/15/2014 1:16PM

    I am not comfortable sharing a space with any animals except cats and dogs. Good bye bats! I went to that site about those condos in Windsor at the old school. Wow, huge and gorgeous. Definitely worth getting into.

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ALIHIKES 4/15/2014 11:24AM

    Great that they are remodeling! and you are wise to stay away. My home was so dusty and dirty while my kitchen was being remodeled! No bats in the ceiling, but little mice had lived in among the insulation at one time ....

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KITT52 4/15/2014 9:43AM

    emoticon more bats in the ceiling

have a healthy day

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SHIRLA7 4/15/2014 8:27AM

    Yay! for getting rid of the bats! That doesn't sound pleasant at all. How nice to have clean well ventilated rooms to work in again. And a nice break for you to take care of other matters. I am also having problems getting back on track, so don't feel bad. I know that doesn't help but you're not alone. I love hearing about your adventures and the positive notes at the end. emoticon

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SAISHA100CJ 4/15/2014 7:49AM

    The renovations are going to be very nice. I am glad you have some time for studying for your Continuing Ed to renew your Nursing license. Enjoy your day, Carolyn. emoticon emoticon

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DMEYER4 4/15/2014 7:02AM

  sounds like the school is going to be nice and cool. have a great day

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ELRIDDICK 4/15/2014 6:58AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Past and Present Photo!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I have been sorting through all my digital photos. Here's one that I scanned in from an old photo. It is my High School Graduation photo which was taken probably in the fall of 1966. Graduation was in 1967.

I don't look like that any more but then again, that photo was taken nearly 48 years ago! Here is one of me taken this week. I am on the left.

Today's Positives:
1. My plan is to walk outside soon after finishing this blog entry.
2. There was a little sprinkle of a rain this morning which cooled things down some.
3. My new computer is nearly set up, and I am getting used to Windows 8.1 for the first time.

Have a good day!!

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DIDMIS 4/15/2014 2:01AM

    How did I miss this. Beautiful. And God called you to give your life to Him.

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ZELLAZM 4/14/2014 6:10AM

    Nice photo, and you still have the same nice smile!

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KAYTIE22 4/13/2014 1:12PM

    I always thought your senior picture was a nice one. Your more recent pictures are nice too. You are always smiling and are obviously enjoying the occasion or event where the photo was taken.

Glad your computer is almost set up the way you want it. It's a lot of work but it will be nice when it's all finished. Have a good week.

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RAESUN54 4/13/2014 12:54PM

    It is always nice to go back and look at old photos of ourselves. Time flies so fast. You have some good goals. You can do it, We can do it.


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MAMISHELI53 4/13/2014 2:07AM

    Kinda fun - and funny - isn't it, to look at old photos? You've aged well! Enjoy your walk.

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TERMITEMOM 4/12/2014 9:21PM

    Carolyn, you look great on BOTH pictures!

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KATHYJO56 4/12/2014 3:37PM

    I loved seeing your Senior picture. I wore my hair just like that! I can tell that it is you by comparing the two pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/12/2014 3:16PM

    Beautiful photos! I love windows 8!

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MJREIMERS 4/12/2014 12:52PM

    You are beautiful then and now! I love your positives! It's a beautiful day here. Temps in the high 70's and maybe up to the low 80's. May your day be wonderful!

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MOM2ACAT 4/12/2014 11:39AM

    You are beautiful in both photos!

I have Windows 8 on my current computer, I had to replace my old one over a year ago, and that is what it came with. It took me quite a while to get use to the new Windows but now I don't mind it.

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KITT52 4/12/2014 10:45AM

    thanks for Sharing your photo's

great plan

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NANFACEMIRE1 4/12/2014 10:00AM

    Carolyn, Great pics. Well, yu have good positives for the future...You can do it. emoticon Have a nice walk.

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/12/2014 9:27AM

  Positives are the way to go! Thanks for sharing!

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MSMAKEOVER 4/12/2014 9:12AM

    Beautiful your positives. Enjoy your day. emoticon

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Getting back to Walking with Leslie!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Years ago I was on a Walking with Leslie Sansone team but in recent years I have not been walking inside. It is now so hot here on the equator that I often use that as an excuse to sit in front of my fan so this weekend I joined the **Walking/Leslie Sansone Team**. I will alternate walking outside with walking inside with my 4-5 Leslie dvds.

Since breaking my knee and tearing my knee artery in 2012 I have not been able to walk as many steps as before breaking my knee. My left leg swells every day and feels heavy when I walk. My right leg could walk further but my left leg can not keep up!! I walk around the hospital in the morning but by the time I exercise in the afternoon, I often do so for only 15 minutes. That is better than the days that I sit all afternoon!

Today's Positives:
1. I found my Leslie Sansone walking dvds and will start using them again.
2. I had a nice weekend but I am ready for the new week to begin.
3. My new laptop computer is all set up but now I am going through old files and clutter busting!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a good week! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 4/14/2014 6:09AM

    Yay - Leslie is a good friend!

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TERMITEMOM 4/7/2014 8:13PM

    Excellente idée Carolyn!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/7/2014 6:52PM

    Enjoy your new team and your walks with Leslie!

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LOVE_UTOPIA 4/7/2014 12:40PM

    GOOD JOB Carolyn! Leslie is a really good alternate route! Blessings! Holly

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MOM2ACAT 4/7/2014 11:47AM

    I loved using my WATP workouts before I started having the hip problems. I haven't been able to do them in a long time, but I still have them; I keep hoping that one day, some doctor will know how to fix it and I will be able to do that type of exercise again.

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MTNGRL 4/7/2014 11:04AM

    I have been doing my Leslie walks this winter. Too cold and snowy for outside walks. I think these will be great walks for you as you can do your own pace when needed.

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KPETSCHE 4/7/2014 10:34AM

    I LOVE to walk with Leslie! I don't do it enough but I always enjoy it when I get my DVD's out and go for a walk indoors!
Congrats on all your computer work - it's really a pain to get a new computer set up but it's so worth it!

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KITT52 4/7/2014 10:30AM

    I love the WATP DVD....and walking as well..wish I could say it was hot here...

have a wonderful day

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/7/2014 9:20AM

    emoticon plan, Carolyn!!! Wishing you the best!

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CAROLYN0107 4/7/2014 8:03AM

    Doctor said that I should walk as much as I can. When I asked him to specify, he repeated to walk as much as I can. Also, I have osteoporosis for which weight bearing exercises are necessary. I can't get around walking, even though I would prefer to just SIT.

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MAMISHELI53 4/7/2014 6:59AM

    You might want to try Spark's seated cardio workout - since you're sitting, there isn't the strain on the otherwise weight-bearing joints.
When I visit my in-laws in the jungle, my DFIL and I walk in the shade early in the morning. Once the sun comes over those trees, the temp soars!

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RD03875 4/7/2014 3:44AM

    Good luck, you can do it!

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KATHYJO56 4/7/2014 1:57AM

    Whatever you can do, is better than doing nothing. Just ease your way into it and you may surprise yourself. emoticon

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CCC---Condos/Cancer Check UP/Computer

Saturday, April 05, 2014

My grade school below (Windsor) was changed into condos. Once in awhile one of the condos is for sale and I can "look" online inside the school. The school and now the condos are located right in a nice old residential area.

Yesterday I had a GYN exam with good results. I had not had such an exam for about a year and a half but we have a visiting GYN doctor here at our hospital in Africa. June will be my TENTH anniversary of being an Ovarian Cancer Survivor!! Praise the Lord that all is still well with me.

I have had my new laptop computer for a week now and most of my old files have been transferred to it. Now I'm trying to do clutter busting with all the files I do not need. Little by little I will have a "cleaner" computer. There were many bookkeeping files that I did NOT put on this new computer since I no longer do bookkeeping.

Have a good Saturday and.... Keep Sparking! emoticon

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MJREIMERS 4/6/2014 9:24PM

    What a great anniversary to celebrate! emoticon I'm glad things are "looking" good with your gyn appointment.

My husband went to Windsor for a year. I love those old buildings!

I bet you are loving having a new computer, once everything is the way you want it!

Have a great week!

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SQUIRLY13 4/5/2014 9:59PM

    Congrats on the 10 year anniversary!!! That's fantastic! My sister is also an ovarian cancer survivor (almost 15 years now). So thankful.

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TERMITEMOM 4/5/2014 7:30PM

    This will be an awesome anniversary! Praise the Lord!

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KATHYJO56 4/5/2014 4:12PM

    emoticon 10 years cancer free is a true blessing from God. I'm happy your new computer is doing well for you. Who knows, maybe you will be living in a condo in your old school when you come back to the States.

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MOM2ACAT 4/5/2014 3:10PM

    Congrats on 10 years cancer free!!!!
And here is hoping for many, many more!

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KITT52 4/5/2014 3:04PM

    hope you can get one of the condos..that would be so nice, it looks beautiful too

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ALIHIKES 4/5/2014 2:53PM

    Glad that you are celebrating 10 years cancer free. Very interesting to view your old school condo conversion!

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SPEEDY143 4/5/2014 1:21PM

    emoticon news... so glad all is well with YOU Carolyn emoticon

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GARDENQE2 4/5/2014 12:44PM

    That is so interesting about your school. It would be fun to retire into a condo there!

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GINA180847 4/5/2014 12:25PM

    Any chance of getting some help to go to that site of the Windsor school which is being converted into condos. My curiosity is getting the best of me. Being Canadian maybe that is why my computer just sends me to Windsor, Ontario. Thanks in advance.

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KAYTIE22 4/5/2014 12:11PM

    Glad to hear that you received good results on your GYN exam. Good news. Very interesting about the conversion of Windsor School into condos. I looked it up and it mentioned that Marlon Brando went there for a few years before his family moved out-of-state. The pictures online of the converted building are interesting.

You're making good progress transferring files to your new laptop. Yeah! Enjoy your weekend and also hope the week ahead will be a good one too.

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GINA180847 4/5/2014 11:55AM

    I think getting one of those condos would be so nice. Good luck with it. So glad that your gyn exam went well.

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