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    It's officially Saturday

    Good Morning, Lovely Ladies
    I have been awake since 3 a.m. woke up with the mother of all hot flashes. Been awhile since I had one of those burning down the house moments. Sigh. Mother Nature's way of reminding me that "I am Woman, hear me roar?" Can 't get back to sleep yet, need a shower before work, too tired to go down to the basement to sew, SO, here I sit.
    I played some Frontierville on FB; bores me too much so I am surfing and thought I would peek in quickly. Last few times I tried at this time of morning I was unable to get in.

    Today is supposed to be a nice weather day; I declare all this weather has really given me spring fever. Hubs needs to work on the kitchen sink plumbing and pick up the new printer for his computer while I am at work.

    I will be checking in later after work to see Wassup!

    Sewing mends the soul.

    Do the math; count your blessings
    Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside. Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
    ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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    Hello Blondie I am here with you although it is evening here. I have come home from having a meal out, it's been a long time since we've done that. We walked to the restaurant, it is a lovely evening out.

    I will sympathise with you on the score of hot flashes, even after having the chemo push me through several years of it in six months I occasionally get them...not nice.

    I hope your day improves, take it steady, early starts mean tiredness and tiredness means mistakes.

    By the way when you lovely DH finishes with your drains, can I borrow him, mine are shocking and short of pulling up the floors and the concrete to totally replace them, they are no fixable so it is a constant battle to keep them working.

    Have a good day, if you can and a great big 'good morning' to everyone else.

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.


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      Well ladies Im right there with you. The medications thy give me in treatment maded me abit restless this time. Hey I will take that over the last time.
      I played games for awile but that couldnt keep my mind for awhile. I dont know what kinda trouble to cause today, I am staying close to home and will be alone.
      Have a great time all!
      Have a blessed day in HIS name!


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        Good morning everyone. The wind woke me up this morning. We are under a high wind warning until tonight. I went to my guild meeting last night. We had a trunk show given by a woman that is doing a Ricky Tims Convergence quilt class. She had traveled overseas with her husband and had some beautiful quilts. She had spent some time in Haiti. She had the ladies embrodier quilt blocks of the things the people do in the village. It was a beautiful quilt.

        Have a great day


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          Good morning everyone.....the cats have had their breakfast, faces and whiskers washed and now settled back to sleep. And now I am UP! I finished watching the Fons and Porter show, picking up a few tips as best I can. I still get hot flashes even though I have had a total hysterectomy. Nobody told me they would still continue! But they are slowly becoming less and less. Funny how they never appear when it's cold but really spring out during the summer!! Aging is a wonderful process.


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            A GREAT BIG GOOD DAY to everyone who 'beat me up' this morning - even Lynn who is probably in bed by now. Don't like getting up so early in the morning, especially when there is nothing URGENT pulling at me . . . like Orson Wells said "We will serve no wine before it's time . . " Well, I don't want to be served up yet because 'it ain't time'.

            Haven't had any of the internal heat waves hit me for a while, though I would probably welcome one right now to take a little bit of chill out of the air. Our creator sure pulled some cruel tricks on we females. But, he made men smelly, hairy, and crabby so I guess we should call it even.

            I have a couple large stacks of 'acquired' stash-builders to attend to this morning. Finished the label for Al's mother's lap quilt so I have to get that sewn on and the binding in place. Maybe I can get Al to get it to the USPS before they close at noon today. She is doing so much better and has even been talking on the telephone, staying up in her wheelchair several hours a day. Quite an improvement. There may be long years left in this 'li'l ole lady' yet.

            I'm off to the races . . . I'll be the one straggling in at the end of the race though. Hopefully, before the day is over, I can get a good shot of adrenalin or something similar to 'beam me up'.

            Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
            it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

            "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."


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              Wow. Aren't you all an early bunch? I'm already at work, eating my breakfast and waiting for the day to start. I fed the horses and now I've just got to wait for them to eat so I can start putting them back into the fields or getting them ready for their day. Maybe after all the students are through I'll get on this evening. Have a blessed day everyone!


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                Good morning everyone. Everyone seems up and ready to start the day.

                I was in bed early last night and slept in an hour later than usual. We have the high winds here too - I'm sure there will be lots of branches to pick up when Spring fnally arrives. Hey - maybe these are the March winds that come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Happening in the middle of February is good - maybe that lamb will arrive lots sooner this year.

                A day to do whatever I want. I do have a list though. And I'm not putting my quilting as the last thing.

                A meeting with the Superintendent at school on Monday is in order. DH was told to leave while he was subbing yesterday. Seems someBODY told the principal that a few weeks ago he tried to take a sweatshirt off of a kid in class. They wouldn't say WHO. DH was flabbergasted! He's had 18 years of coaching boys and girls in 4 different sports, 3 years of subbing at the school, 3 years at Day Camp Director to 400 kids at the summer program at the State Park and a complaint from a few weeks ago - they tell him to go home? Something is fishy here. He signs his name when he writes a kid up, yet they won't tell him who the complaint is from? We even think it could be from an adult that's mad about him going in subbing with the Life Skills teacher. She is leaving in 2 weeks and some of the faculty don't like her so it could be someone trying to get at her. Her Aide is off for 2 weeks and he was asked to go in and help out. Some are mad that they are paying a teacher's sub salary for the Aides job. Or it could be a kid he wrote up which he only does if they are really disrespcectful or foul languague. And they are trying to get back at him. Anyways, a meeting is in order cause this is riducleous.
                We are going to 'calm down' about it this weekend so we can go in there without shouting on Monday, but I hope I don't walk out of there retiring early. This backstabbing between faculty members has been going on too long.

                Wrote a little more of my quilty list last night - more to do today. Finding things I forgot about that I really want to finish. I like to organize if I'm in the mood. I'd love a job doing that for other people.

                Well, off to check some more sites so I can get off the computer this morning. Had to go out and find the kitty with this high wind. He wanted out, but then hid for me to come get him. Too funny.

                Have a great day and I'll check in later!


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                  Well it is Saturday indeed. We are also having the high winds. The temperature was +11C yesterday and we are now back to -7 this morning. Slept very poorly last night??????? Off to boot camp today. I guess I will be stiff and sore AGAIN tomorrow. Why do we do this to our body? I know I actually feel better doing at least some form of exercise.

                  Yesterday I got the binding cut for a quilt given to me. Might get that sewn on today. Woohoo got my freezer paper and I bought so much I would gladly share with any of you. LOL!!

                  Since I have been on cancer drugs as well for breast cancer I too know all about hot flashes. As my husband says every time I have one "It's not that kind of hot flash huh".

                  Have a great day, stay warm stay safe.

                  Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!


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                    Good morning all! It must have been hot flash night last night. Up at midnight until about 2. Just couldn't get past it.

                    Trish, I don't know what to say. I used to be a substitute teacher too, over 10 years ago. You can't sneeze without upsetting someone. No telling who your DH upset over what. It used to be if you got in trouble at school, you got in trouble at home.

                    Today is BOM day, so getting off to go to quilt store 40 miles away.

                    Everyone have a blessed day.


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                      Windy here today too, and very sunny. More like March or April than February.

                      I've taken Prozac and other medication for over 20 years for a bipolar disorder... I was so pleased when my GYN told me that that type of medication almost eliminates hot flashes. Of course, you also gain weight and have other unpleasant side effects ---- but on the hot flashes, I win! I've been dealing with menopausal symptoms for about 2 years and nary a hot flash.

                      I'm always so happy to sign on here in the mornings and see what everyone has planned for their day and how you're doing.

                      Paula, how are you feeling?

                      Trish, I PM'd you - hang in there...

                      Sandy, I'm with you on early rising. Eight o'clock has such a nice ring to it but I only get to sleep that late on weekends.

                      When I read on here how many of my dear friends have had major surgeries and cancer and are going strong it makes me very grateful for modern medicine.

                      Off to the post office for Mike, he's working in the garage today. He's got a job at a local parts store and fixes cars on the side at home. His garage to him is like my sewing room is to me - a hobby place - so I don't feel too sorry for him having to work today, I know he's having fun, too.

                      Have a wonderful day all you early birds and the sleepyheads like me :-).
                      There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"


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                        Good morning Ladies. I don't have to work today but heaven knows I have more work to do around the house than I will be busy all day. I already washed 2 loads of clothes. Hopefully, by this evening I can settle down with some sewing. It looks like its going to be a beautiful day here in Pa although its not very warm out. Sun is shining brightly. Hope everyone has a wonderful day today. I'm sure I will be checking in here on and off all day. Love reading all the posts.


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                          Good morning my lovely sisters! I see we are discussing the mighty power of Hot Flashes!
                          I had to have a hysterectomy at age 25. So was extremely surprised when I had bad Flashes when I was 55! They "forget" to tell you that can happen when they do the surgery. I had them bad too. Wake up in middle of the night dripping wet, Hotter than blue blazes! I'd get up, go shower, TRY to dry off, ( that was almost impossible) then I would have to lay clean towel over wet sheets, (didn't want to wake DH) and try to go back to sleep. Sometimes I did that 2 or 3 times a night. I didn't think they would ever leave. Believe it or not they put me on Estrogen before my back surgery to keep my bones healthy and to try and combat the "Inner Summer". Because they "forgot" to tell me I needed hormones at age 25 so now I have to take them for the rest of my life! My Orthopedic Dr. sent me to a gyn specialist before surgeries to make sure my bones wouldn't get brittle so that the two steel rods they put in my back wouldn't snap a bone.
                          Why do we have to go through all this. Wasn't childbirth good enough!?! Now we get internal infernos. This is no lie, my Mom had flashes so bad, she would excuse herself from her customer (she was a hairdresser) and go stand in a snowdrift and I actually watched her melt snow around her feet. Her gyn said she had the worst flashes he had ever seen in all his patients, ever! How come men can't share some of the responsibilities we women have to share. Although my husband swore he had them too. He said "I have them every time you do if I'm any where near you! I always said you were a red hot mama". It wasn't funny then either.
                          Paula, Joe and I pray for you everyday. You will get through the Chemo baby, just hang in there.
                          Trish we will say prayers for your DH. Kids now days can get people into more trouble by lying about them. However, let a kid hurt a teacher, or lie about the teacher and it's the teachers fault. If not the teacher it's the parents fault. My son and his wife were shocked one day recently when their 4 year old came home from school and told her father, "If you punish me I'll report you for child abuse". Joe about fell over. So they sat her down and explained that this wasn't funny. She's 4!!! She said her friend told her if she was going to be punished that's all she had to say and she wouldn't be punished. Boy am I glad I'm not raising kids now days!
                          It's snowing and windy here today. After it was 55 degrees yesterday, it is now 22 degrees and snowing. Give me a break. February is the longest shortest month of the year.!
                          Have a good day ladies!! Love you all, Jan
                          Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>


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                            Hi Lovely Ladies!
                            Just popped on for a second as I clean the house like a madwoman! Just a little more to do and off the market I go. Want to get it all done before the day gets away from me. BF is working all weekend so I am so excited to have this time to myself. Going to work on my son's quilt so I can get it done for his birthday and also cut the denim square for my rag quilt for Grand-dog, Max.
                            Trish - My DD is a special ed teacher with a master's degree and had most of her experience with austim students. She worked in a district that treated her the same way as your DH and it was so frustrating. She was constantly telling them she would not be on anyone's "side", school district or parents, as she was an advocate for the students she taught and what was best for them. The politics drove her nuts and she often called me crying at the unfairness of the many situations she found her self in. Once a parent accused her of hitting her son because of some marks on him, which is something my daughter would never do. This particular boy had a issue with self affliction and often came to school with black and blue marks. My poor girl had to go through the whole process of being investigated until the woman drank a considerable amount of wine one evening then called and emailed the school and my daughter to admit that she was wrong in accusing my daughter. A few years after that my DD fnally left and found a job in a district where she is appreciated and loves her job all over again. I feel for you and your DH because I know how stressful this can be.
                            I had a hot flash just reading about everyone's! I seem to get them bad once a month or so, and it's always when I am upset about something. It comes like the crazy crabbiness anger that I used to experience when I had a TOM, which, thank goodness, is long gone. Instead of blowing up at someone I just have a hot flash. My Mom's best friend, Wilma, used to always tell me....."it's hell getting old". I am just annoyed my 17 year mind has this 56 year old body attached to it...LOL
                   time limit is up but I will check in later to see how you all spent your day!
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                              Morning all!
                              It is clear and cold here too. The boys are out cutting down three ugly sitka willow trees that are falling down on the chicken coop, blocking the sun from the veggie garden, and generally being annoying. The goats will love the branches, and the wood will be added to the pile for next winter's heating. Then, if he can still move, Hubby will move the overly large lilac from in front of the house, to the spot where one of the willows was dug out. I can still see it from the windows, but it won't be blocking them!
                              I am still doing the last minute cleaning stuff, and will wait until this evening to vacuum. Emily & I picked out the cake mixes she wanted for her birthday cupcakes. We are having strawberry and yellow. Those will be baked today and frosted tonight. We made chocolate chip-banana muffins for breakfast. The house smells yummy.
                              Congrats Deb! You won the weekly giveaway! Whoo Hoo! Free fabric or quilter's cash!
                              I need to go out and take the stale bread out to the chickens and check the water tanks. I guess I had better get off of this box and get busy.
                              You all have a great day!
                              Be who you are and say what you feel
                              because those who mind don't matter,
                              and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss