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Sunday, October 07, 2012


I sometimes think like this little cartoon..we would get so much more exercise if we could pedal to keep the computer on..and with the trouble I've had today with my computer I've wanted to chunk it out the window..

I have incredimail for my email account and yesterday got a strange email from someone asking me to add them to their group...I have a yahoo group for hand stitchers and looking at the addy I couldn't figure out who it was and why they didn't sign their name to the email..well that is when the trouble started..probably a virus..but nothing was harmed but I was getting all my emails over and over and over again..same ones until it was overwhelming my server..so had to uninstall incredimail and reinstall it..and had to go through my computer to see if I had a virus..thankfully no virus that I could tell and reinstalling my mail seems to have done the trick..

Got 40mintues of walking in and 10 cups of water for my 5% Awesome A team..and so enjoying this cooler weather.

  
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ZACEVETOB 10/11/2012 3:45PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 10/9/2012 9:16AM

    Too funny! Love that cartoon!

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IMREITE 10/9/2012 12:41AM

    Computers/Technology- a time saver that has managed to help us waste more time then ever thought of.

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DOROTHYBERO 10/8/2012 10:29AM

    Ugh - computer viruses - would be a good way to exercise wouldn't it - peadal to be on the computer - I think I like it!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 10/8/2012 10:25AM

    I love this cartoon...thanks for sharing! emoticon

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FLYCHRISTI 10/8/2012 1:48AM

    I agree for the cooler weather. I realy like it! I love cross stitcher but it s a long time I quit. Now, as a retired I want to start again. Any suggestions? You said you have a yahoo group? Can you accept me in this group?
Have a nice week!!!
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CAROLJ35 10/8/2012 12:25AM

    You've got a good point there!!! I never watch TV except when riding recumbent bike - sure wish I could ride bike and Spark!
Today was especially frustrating as all day long internet was slow, then got to the place where I could get nothing.
I am on booster from son's next door and I think kids use all the strength because after midnight I am fine. But I want to go to bed!!!
Sure hope you have no more problems!!!
These computers can be very time- consuming, can't they?

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MCJULIEO 10/7/2012 11:06PM

    hahahaha!

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FLEURGARDEN 10/7/2012 9:16PM

    I'd be skinny if I had to pedal to keep my computer on. :-)

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LASKIE2 10/7/2012 8:43PM

    As a rule of thumb, I never open any mail that I don't recognize the name of the sender. Also emoticon on your water intake!

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worth it

Saturday, October 06, 2012



Today begins my first day of the fall 5% challenge..And our weather has changed..and turned very cold and wet today..but did get some walking and dancing in..I am determined to attain my goals for this challenge..it isn't going to be easy but it will certainly be worth it..

  
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ZACEVETOB 10/11/2012 3:50PM

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DOROTHYBERO 10/7/2012 8:41AM

    Love your saying and you are right - we can do this!

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CAKAROO 10/7/2012 8:29AM

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DOINITRIGHT2012 10/7/2012 7:45AM

    Day 2, here we come! Wishing you another successful day. emoticon

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KRISTINSGOALS 10/6/2012 11:19PM

    Absolutely!! Totally going to be worth it! Great job on Day 1!!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/6/2012 7:53PM

    Sounds good! emoticon

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 10/6/2012 7:33PM

    Way to go!

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Hot Springs Art's and Crafts Fair

Friday, October 05, 2012

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Early this morning my one DIL who lives closest to me and I drove over to Hot Springs, AR and met the other DIL and all 3 of us went to the Hot Springs Art's and Crafts show.. This is the 44th annual show they have put on. It is HUGE!! And sorry I forgot to take my camera..but it has 5 big buildings and then a huge barn where booths are set up..It really can become overwhelming going to it as there is so much to look at and so much to buy. I was so good and didn't buy one thing..One of the DIL's bought hair bows for Miss Molly (youngest DGD) and other bought some Halloween/Fall yard decorations..One was so big that the people who had the booth said they would wrap it for her so it wouldn't scuff her car going home but they needed an hour so we left and went down the road to a terrific Mexican food cafe called Taco Mama...the healthiest Mexican food you will ever eat..the same woman who owns it has a salad and sandwish shop next door to it which is one of my favorite places to eat but the DILs like Mexican and so I got a chicken taco..so yummy..Then we went back to the craft show and by then there were no more parking spots available so we drove around to the back gate and they left me in the vehicle and ran in and got it..almost got in troble for being pulled over to the side of the driveway but I explained to the craft posse what was happening and he allowed it..then after a short trip to the book store and Hobby Lobby we got home right before the rain set in..And good thing I didn't spend any money except for my meal which was under $10..(got to save my pennies for my trips next year)..

But had a great time and so enjoy these 2 young women...I call them both my daughter-in-loves...My son's are so blest.

  
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ZACEVETOB 10/11/2012 3:54PM

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KRISTINSGOALS 10/6/2012 1:21PM

    Sounds like a very fun day!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/6/2012 8:45AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day and girl time is always fun!

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MISSY455 10/6/2012 2:36AM

    Wow the craft fair sounds like it would be very overwhelming trying to see everything in a day. Sounds like you had an awesome time though! I also love Mexican food, but seldom eat there because I just can't pass up the chips and salsa :-)

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MAZACK 10/5/2012 7:58PM

    I knew the Hot Springs Arts and Crafts show was large I just didn't know it had that many buildings. Someday maybe I will go.

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 10/5/2012 6:54PM

    Sounds like a good time and good on you for having healthy Mexican food. I didn't know such a thing existed. emoticon

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JAMBABY0 10/5/2012 5:57PM

    good luck

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Early Christmas Projects

Thursday, October 04, 2012


These are the stockings I finished a week ago and have already given to the youngest son and family to have in time for Christmas.

And this is the table runner. These were felt kits that come complete with everything..I still need to iron the runner but so glad it is finished.

Now I will be getting on with my rug hooking.

  
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NOLACHERIE 10/9/2012 7:27PM

    How Adorable!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 10/7/2012 8:25AM

    So cute! I need to find a stocking for Smoochie!

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FLYCHRISTI 10/7/2012 1:30AM

    Wonderful!!!
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KRISTINSGOALS 10/6/2012 1:41PM

    Absolutely darling!!!! I cherish the stockings my mom made for our family!!!

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MAZACK 10/5/2012 8:05PM

    They are all so cute. I need to start on some Christmas stuff. The Craft Cottage is going to have an Open House the first Saturday in December. Hope a lot of people will show up. Some members are already putting out some things for Christmas. I have my Christmas and Winter design fleece lap throws all displayed together.

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SHAMILTON311 10/5/2012 6:47PM

    Those are absolutely adorable.

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XNANNY 10/5/2012 3:28PM

    emoticon Good Work!

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KIMPY225 10/5/2012 11:24AM

    I love them all!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/5/2012 9:27AM

    All so beautiful!

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SLFGOLF 10/5/2012 1:00AM

    They look beautiful! I love doing my Christmas projects. It's my favorite time of the year.

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MISSY455 10/4/2012 11:57PM

    How beautiful! I love the stockings, you do such lovely work :-)

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0309COOKIE 10/4/2012 7:38PM

    Beautiful work!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/4/2012 6:17PM

    Gorgeous work. Your family is so blessed to have you!

I'm going to start on some ornaments tomorrow, my down day.

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DOINITRIGHT2012 10/4/2012 5:41PM

    Wow I am impressed! They are awesome!

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DOINITRIGHT2012 10/4/2012 5:41PM

    Wow I am impressed! They are awesome!

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CSDAYS 10/4/2012 5:41PM

    I love the runner. Was surprised to be back at your page again today!

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what do you think of this woman?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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This was shown on our tv station this morning by the news anchor who I knew had been fat as a young man growing up). It really brought to my attention the fact that bullying is a big problem..It has always been a problem and can remember the fattest kids in school being the brunt of most of the snide comments even back in the 50's and 60's...This woman news anchor is so right in her comments here...I think as most of us here that are overweight have been on the back end of these comments at one time in our lives..I would hope to think that we haven't been the ones to make the bullying remarks..

How someone faces their overweight problems is their own business and if a friend or family member is concerned about it, then they are the only ones that need to comment and in a loving way..This was so uncalled for for a perfect stranger to voice his opinions and especially voice them on email or facebook where it is viewed in the public eye..This young woman wound up having so many people backing her as well.

This brought to mind the woman who was supervising a bus of kids and they kept poking her and bullying her and teasing her and then posted on youtube..people were so outraged that they donated money to send to the woman so she could have a wonderful vacation..Sometimes events in our lives tend to change us for the better, lead to better things happening or make us dwell on issues so long that depression sets in..what we do with things we hear and things people say should lead us to make changes in our lives or try to change things for the better. I feel this young news anchor has done the right thing for airing her opinions on comments that were made to her personally..she has made this a public battle.

  
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MCJULIEO 11/25/2012 8:05PM

    It can be rough sometimes, but doing right is always good.

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MAZACK 10/4/2012 9:03PM

    My mother was insensitive about telling some family members they needed to lose weight. One time my sister and I weighted the same thin but I was the one that was overweight and back then I weighted at least 30 pounds less. When I did lose weight then I was too thin. I finally decided that Mother just had to make those remarks.

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DOROTHYBERO 10/4/2012 10:02AM

    The same thing happened where some hight school kids nominated a girl to homecoming court so they culd make fun of here - luckily it got turned around - it amazes me how cruel people can be!






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HICKOK-HALEY 10/4/2012 12:05AM

    I saw this on the news today. Good for her. She is a intelligent lady. I'm so glad she spoke out, and the message she gave to the young people was wonderful. You never know why someone battles weight. It might be medical, it might be stress, it might be genetics. Both of my parents were thin for years. So was I, and my oldest Sister. The two Sisters in between us always battled weight. They ate the same foods I did, but for some reason they were over weight. For anybody to look at someone with one glance, and decide he knows all about that person is shallow.

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MORETA63 10/3/2012 10:55PM

    I saw it on GMA this morning. During the interview she and her husband both mentioned health problems that made it difficult for her to lose weight and that she had been trying. I think her on air response was well stated. I was a little disappointed that shortly after her interview, they had an interview with a woman who had lost 200 pounds. Not the best timing, I thought.

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XNANNY 10/3/2012 6:13PM

    Bullies are all to much found in this culture. I am glad she was able to stand tall against that bully.

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DLDMIL 10/3/2012 4:40PM

    I am so glad that she finally stood up publicly to that B*stard. I beilieve in free speech, but I personally believe that you do not have a right to bully someone using your words. emoticon

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USMAWIFE 10/3/2012 2:10PM

    saw that last night on facebook and another SP team. Only difference between the two if one had her tormentors in front of her and the other one has no idea who he is

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