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  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Member Posts: 4,664 Member Member Posts: 4,664 Member
    I love all of the sliding door moments, thank you everyone for sharing.

    Like Machka I have always sort of flown by the seat of my pants. I guess my big one would be when I started working in security. I had gone to Toronto to break up with my fiancé at the time. I only had enough money to get back home and I spent some. I refused to call my Dad for help although it would have been given. I applied for a job at a security company because someone told me they were always hiring. I ended up working in the industry for over 25 years and learned a lot from it. There are several other moments but that was a big one.

    Allie - what did Joyce say that gave you the Aha moment? You can’t leave us hanging.

    Katla - I am the same as you, I have terrible trouble getting rid of things. I no longer have my wedding dress as something stained it while it was being stored at my in-laws. I cut the bodice and sleeves off it and used some lace to make a shadow box for our room. Kaitlyn used some more of it last year and had it placed on the veil she had made for her wedding. I do however have my Grandmother’s wedding dress. Her and my Grandfather were married on Feb 13 1941 he was in Kingston, Ontario for boot camp to go to War. My grandmother travelled by train to get there and they were married by the base chaplain. Her dress was an emerald green velvet with matching hat. It is beautiful.

    Rita - what a sweetie.

    Had a good day today, learned a new step in my payroll duties at work. I started doing payroll in September and get taught a little more every other month or so. It is the longest learning curve I’ve ever had. I like learning everything I’m responsible for at once but that’s now how they like teaching.

    I have to stop tomorrow and buy more treats for the residents. They sure like their junk food. We don’t stop them from purchasing it, they need something to brighten their days.

    Tracey in Edmonton
  • exermomexermom Member Posts: 4,814 Member Member Posts: 4,814 Member
    I love my refrigerator with French Doors, too.

    Michele NC
  • pipcd34pipcd34 Member Posts: 11,321 Member Member Posts: 11,321 Member
    stats for the day:

    bike ride home 2 work- 57.10min, 146mhr, 14.1amph, 13.45mi= 515c
    apple watch- 493c
    bike ride work 2 station- 2.48min, 11.2amph, 131mhr, .52mi= 33c
    apple watch- 30c
    Bike ride dome 2 hm- 18.22min, 8.4amph, 150mhr, 2.56mi= 205c
    apple watch- 143c

    total cal 753
  • WhidislanderWhidislander Member Posts: 489 Member Member Posts: 489 Member
  • evie1958evie1958 Member Posts: 542 Member Member Posts: 542 Member
    Michele, I don't really know how long the wall hanging took me, I worked on it for the better part of a year, but did other things at the same time and there were a lot of weeks where I only worked on it for a few hours. The pandemic was good for me in that it gave me extra time to really concentrate on it. I was also getting tired of it at that point and really just needed to get it done!
  • GodMomKimGodMomKim Member Posts: 2,348 Member Member Posts: 2,348 Member
  • Katla49Katla49 Member Posts: 7,212 Member Member Posts: 7,212 Member
    This has been a day full of errands, finishing with a live concert in the nearby City/County park. There was a wonderful band and people dancing in front of the gazebo. I'm glad I took the dog for a walk so that we could enjoy the evening. :star: Most people in the audience wore masks, but not everyone. The live band members on stage did not wear masks during the performance. They sang & played their instruments beautifully. :flowerforyou:
    edited July 10
  • evie1958evie1958 Member Posts: 542 Member Member Posts: 542 Member
    Rita, love the photo of Francesca and her birthday cake! That, in my mind, is what a one year old and her birthday cake should look like!
    Pip, keeping a good thought for the house inspection! Can't believe how quickly everything is coming together for you two!
    Lisa, amazing transformation! That photo of you and Corey says so much, it certainly is worth a thousand words!
    Tracy, I'm sorry to hear that your boss is a challenge, so unfortunate when I know how much you love your job and how hard it was for you to find a good job. Weird that you only learn some jobs in pieces. I too would prefer to learn the whole process at once. Sometimes I wonder if that's someone else's way of keeping their job.... (don't let the new kid know everything!)
    Today was a decent day, went over on calories, but not by much. While I didn't have any formal exercise, I was fairly active at work today. I drove as the weather was a bit iffy this morning, turned into a beautiful day, but that's okay, will be biking to work the next two days, weather is supposed to be great!
    Thanks for the comments on the grands, they definitely are happy and healthy kids, love them to bits!
    That's it for me, it's bedtime!
    Hugs for those needing them, congrats to those celebrating and welcome to the newbies!
    Evelyn, Vancouver Island
  • auntiebkauntiebk Member Posts: 1,288 Member Member Posts: 1,288 Member
    "Get to do"s and "chose well"s
    Chose well: dink around garden
    Bonus: beach with Joe and the dogs
    Get to do: T’ai chi, drop off mic at pc guy’s, line dance at port, Freddie’s, Clean SOMETHING: (10 Guest Bth; 30 Bdrms, 28 mins Master Bth, 20 Living Rm, 20 mins Office); practice new dances (Evergreen, Larger than Life, Here I Go Again/Mama Mia, Real Deal, Get it Right; next week final? Follow up call for Joe’s Dr. appointment, transplant bean, make garlic almonds for Barb and Dan; prep potato area and raised beds for beets, carrots, parsley root, parsnips, radishes and sow; finish weeding drive, continue weeding flower bed, mulch flowerbed; Freddie’s for complete series TDAP <$48, get Shingrix vaccine. Reward: inventory seeds, plan fall cool season garden, order replenishments.
    Jumpback July
    9: Help someone, notice boost: oops, maybe tomorrow ;}

    Lovely pre-dawn beach stroll with Joe and the dogs. Joe offered to hold both leashes :devil: then commented, about Tumble, “She sure does pull strong!” Just smiled and agreed.

    Lisa the difference in your smiles between the earlier pics and your engagement pic. WOW! :love: ove:
    Katla two hours in the Dr.’s waiting room :noway:
    Rita Baby cake bash! :lol:
    Michele, nope, that’s why it’s soo long. I just keep carrying "to do"s over until they're done… or moot! :)
    Amber thank goodness for your determined grandpa!
    Cheri and Amber omigosh those heat indices. Please keep cool and safe!

    Yesterday Joe learned that the drops, and the 3 laser treatments have not fixed his glaucoma. He has an appointment in Medford in two weeks with a specialist/surgeon. Considering how he feels about Hwy 199, I was surprised and grateful that he’s planning to go. But then I made a tactical error by saying “If you’re withdrawing your objection to my driving 199, I’ll go back to the Medford dermatologist who I liked better.” He responded that he still objects to 199 but the choice of dermatologists is mine. Well, maybe. We’ll see.


    Lighter, lovelies!
    f8qt1s098sxm.gifBarbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
    July: better than June.
    daily: steps>5491=7835 vits=9 log=9 CI<CO=8 CI<250<CO=7 Tumble & Shadow 5=11 mfp=9 clean 10 mins=4 outside=9 up hill=8
    wkly: T’ai Chi or BB&B x3=4 rx=1 dance=2
    mnthly: board mtg= grant=2 20for20=
    bonus: AF=4.75 play= sew=
    edited July 10
  • SophieRosieMomSophieRosieMom Member, Premium Posts: 2,037 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,037 Member
  • KJLaMoreKJLaMore Member Posts: 2,157 Member Member Posts: 2,157 Member
    Good morning all! Happy Friday! Up at 3 am. So hot, HoT, HOT! (We have ac, but the heat is coming more from menopause) The past two weeks the temps in West Michigan have been in the low to mid 90s and HUMID! The kids and I have been outside, as normal, but every day walking in the morning while it is in the 80s, playing in the kiddie pools/sprinkler in late morning/afternoon; and they have been napping GREAT! But I have been wiped out by evening. lol Weather is forecasting a couple more weeks of temps in the mid to high 90s. It is storming right now, so hopefully that will cool it down a little bit for a while. One more week of work until I have a week off, though! Whoot!
    Rita- love the pic of Francesca! She looks yummy!
    Machka- Keeping you in my thoughts for your surgery!
    Karen VA- Did I miss the explanation of the California Shag sliding door?! This sounds interesting!
    Allie- You are a force to be reckoned with! I love the fact that you are moving forward and looking into this move. I agree with Okie; travel with your passport and take care of your license at a later date.
    Cheri- Wowsa! That is amazing crochet work! Lucky babies to receive such pretty blankets! And those temps! I think I will keep my humid 90s, thank you!
    Lisa- I have always adored that pic of you and Corey! You are just radiant!
    Sliding door moments- The first "moment" that pops into my mind is the loss of both my parents when I was 26. But in thinking on it; that was more of a "closing door" moment. I literally shut everything down for many years. Then in 2002, at almost 35 our sump pump quit working in our home. We had already had a plumber out twice that week due to children flushing things down the toilet. When the pump broke, I called the plumber to get his advice. Did he need to come out or could I do it myself? He told me I could probably fix it myself, but it is a very smelly job. My response, "I change diapers for a living; tell me what I have to do!" Hubby tried to help me, but the smell made him gag and he had to leave the room; so I did it myself. It was at that moment; that moment of taking something apart, using tools I have never used, following written directions, and watching my husband (who is usually the "handy" one) NOT be able to do this job, I realized that I am stronger than I thought and that EVERYTHING would be fine. This was my first "Rocky" moment. Hands in the air, superhero cape on, flexing muscle, face painted blue a la Braveheart (FREEDOM!) moment. That moment gave me the power to yell back at my hubby when we argued, let my opinion be known, say no, and oh...so many other little powers. Tim didn't know it, but from that moment on, I was in the drivers seat. lol >:) "I'm Not Throwing Away My Shot"

    OMIGOSH- I forgot to tell you ladies! I have discovered the musical Hamilton! lol I watched it last weekend on Disney+. When I was watching it, I wasn't thrilled with it. One song stuck in my head, though. You'll Be Back. Just so funny and wonderfully performed, and SARCASTIC. lol So, Sunday evening I had the soundtrack going while I prepped my foods for the week, soundtrack going on and off in the evenings throughout this week. My husband and son are about to kill me.
    But the best part is that I have been singing the (Da da da dat...) part of You'll Be Back (earworm) so often that the kiddos are beginning to hum and sing it! lol

    Last night, after the kids got picked up I took a walk to get some milkweed for four newly hatched Monarch eggs that the kids and I found on Wednesday's walk. As I was looking over the milkweed I found six more eggs and two newly hatched caterpillars, so I brought them all home! lol That is 12 soon to be Monarch butterflies to be released! I also found a patch of blackberries and picked a pint of them for the kids to eat today. A really lovely end to the day.

    Well, the rain has stopped and the birds are starting their songs! I am going to sign off and get a good walk in (at my pace) if the rain holds up. Love and hugs to those who need them! ttfn xoxoxo KJ (Kelly)


  • LisaInARLisaInAR Member Posts: 1,915 Member Member Posts: 1,915 Member
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, all,

    KJ - good to see you posting, thanks for the comment on the pic. Love your sliding door moment!

    Rita - Francesca looks like she's having a ball. I do love it when they let the littles just dive into the cake to their heart's content and get messy.

    Evelyn, Barbara, everyone who mentioned it- thank you for the comment on the pics. I look at that truly unhappy woman in the first two pictures and I don't even know her. By the time the second one was taken, I had figured out that, no matter how much weight I lost, I couldn't fix what was wrong with my marriage. Found out later that my brothers and sisters were making bets on how long I'd stay with him once I lost the weight.

    Katla - the concert sounds lovely.

    Annie - glad you had a good ride!

    Tracey - now that's a moment, when it shapes your next 25 years!

    Got drenched yesterday while out finding some pickling spice to make refrigerator pickles, then got home and the electricity was off because of the storm. Four hours later, it came back on, and my Kindle still had 25% power, so I had survived just fine. :) Just sat and read the whole time. My kind of afternoon. And, since the garden got a good soaking, won't have to water again today.

    Heat indexes are sky-high here in Arkansas, as well, between 100 and 110 for the next two weeks. Will just try to stay inside in the afternoon... however, having just got our electric bill and it went up $60 from the prior month, I'm also edging the temperature in the house up every day. Was at 72, and I've got it up to 75 so far. Would like to acclimate to getting through the summer at 80 degrees to save both some wear and tear on the air conditioner and on our bills. As my husband says, any time I get too hot, I can just step outside, and by the time I step back in, 80 degrees will feel very comfortable.

    Ah well, Egg just upchucked in the hallway, so whatever else I was going to say just flew out of my head.

    Later y'all,
    Love,
    Lisa in AR
    edited July 10
  • grandmalliegrandmallie Member Posts: 6,098 Member Member Posts: 6,098 Member
    Morning Ladies
    I am up having my tea and will get Homer out and taking care of Faith today I usually dont work fridays but will take what i can get right now...
    Tracey- will have to look back at her show yesterday and will let you know..
  • pipcd34pipcd34 Member Posts: 11,321 Member Member Posts: 11,321 Member
  • 1948Peachy1948Peachy Member Posts: 1,511 Member Member Posts: 1,511 Member
  • grandmalliegrandmallie Member Posts: 6,098 Member Member Posts: 6,098 Member
    Faith still sleeping..she is recouping from her trip up to the lake house .
    Will do what i need to do today.. we will be getting a tropical stork starting this afternoon.. when i get home will try and get my plants under the stairs so they dont get swamped with water...
    Lisa- nothing gets people up quicker than hearing a cat or dog yakking...
    Hopefully poor Egg is feeling better now..
    Tracey-sort of in a nutshell its that God is taking care of me and knows what I love ,do your best and let God do the rest...
    So we shall see.. I have faith he will send me where I need to be...
  • margaretturkmargaretturk Member Posts: 3,932 Member Member Posts: 3,932 Member
    Getting Drew is my sliding door moment. Husband was upset with me getting her. He did not have a dog growing up. To reach and grab onto to something that brings me such joy in the face of such opposition brings me strength is my turning moment. Never again will I let someone else keep me from something this important to me. Fortunately I am able to slowly introduce her to him and I do it it on his terms. I know he needs her as much as I do. MEN! Sometimes they just don't know what is good for them.

    In the one week since getting her dropped three pounds because I am so happy.
    edited July 10
  • Katla49Katla49 Member Posts: 7,212 Member Member Posts: 7,212 Member
    Allie: I’ve been wondering how Faith is doing. She is lucky that you are her care giver. You excel at it. :flowerforyou:

    Margaret: I understand the value of a sweet dog. They are excellent companions. Our old boy is doing okay for now. He has a cancer on his backside and the veterinarian is waiting for it to reach a certain point before removing it. He referred to it as ripening. There is a risk in surgery, and a risk in not having surgery. :star:


    Last night I took the dog for a walk to the county park where there was a concert underway. The group was excellent, and some of the audience members danced to the music. We’ve had a 13 Nights on the River concert series every summer and I’d thought that it might be cancelled this year. It was great finding that the concert series is on. Some members of the audience wore masks, and others did not, but there was plenty of room for appropriate social distancing. Everyone had a good time. I noticed a grandfather teaching his grandson to dance. :bigsmile:

    Katla in Beautiful NW Oregon
  • csofledcsofled Member, Premium Posts: 2,521 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,521 Member
    Morning my friends!

    😊❤️
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