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    nancia, you can sign up if you'd like. I haven't posted the list yet. I think there is power in being part of the group even without hopes of winning. BTW, pm me your address. I didn't sign up in May because I was pouting over not losing weight, but acted like I had, so I'd like to send you a bright FQ. I'm so sorry about your headaches. I used to work in a school computer lab in the afternoon and only teach my remedial reading classes in the morning - not what I was hired for, but as you know in a school settting, nothing is constant except change. One teacher couldn't enter the lab with without starting a migraine so I took her class at the door which was not acceptable to the other teachers as they had to stay in the room with their students. I am not a certified teacher and therefore the teacher was to stay while I taught. I couldn't make them see she wasn't off playing, but doing exactly what they did - correct papers, etc, only in a different setting. Grrr. You have my sympathy and I want to see the quilt. I can't quilt today, so I'll do it vicariously through you.

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    Happy 4th everyone. Congratulations cdmmiracles for losing last month. I lost in June so I'm hoping that is gone for good. We ate rotisserie chicken and salad for our 4th of July dinner and will have watermelon in a little while. My week has been hectic. A rather large quilt store went out of business and closed her doors on Saturday. She donated all the remaining fabric to a non-profit. Our guild is one of two guilds meeting at that non-profit and we were asked to inventory ALL the remaining fabric for them AND to disburse it to different charity guilds in the local area. On Monday, 8 of us worked all day (9-5) counting yardage off each bolt (you know, 2 wraps equal 1 yard) by manufacturer. Then we had to move it all to the non-profit to set up for the next day when the first of 8 groups came in to receive their fabrics. It was set up for each group to get 82 bolts (that's bolts) plus I made each group a notions bag with threads, rulers, patterns and I can't remember what all. I have been so tired - and if it can be true, I'm tired of looking at fabric!!! However, that being said, today I trimmed two quilts for binding, finished 1 block on a quilt of my own and put a binding on a small wallhanger. Guess I'm not that tired of fabric after all. With all that work and tomorrow meeting the last of the groups, I haven't had time to eat - that's a good benefit out of all this. Keep cool everyone.
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    I lost pretty good last month So far July my weight loss is bad I am sure. I am in Hilton Head with my brother and SIL. Itis really hot but there is a nice breeze coming off of the ocean so it doesn't feel so bad. My SIL eats constantly, so of course I have been too. Tons of bad things and lots of fancy drinks. I am sure I have gained a little as my new shorts are a little snug. We have been getting a lot of exercise. There is water aerobics every morning and yoga. Yesterday we went on a 2 hour kayak trip. We went thru the salt marshes. It was nice. Today we rode our bikes about 10 miles after water aerobics. We also went on a walk along the beach. It is so easy to be lazy here they pick you up in golf carts to take you to the beach. So ice and relaxing. I have to go back to reality on Friday and will behave then. Happy 4th to all.
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    I had a lovely day yesterday. Glenn and I went to see Magic Mike(I had to agree to see Ted this weekend). It was a fun movie. Then I actually came home and sewed my little watercolor quilt together. I had all of the squares fused on the grid already. It turned out quite cute. I'm thinking of adding borders to make it big enough for a couch throw for Glenn's mom. Not sure though-after sewing it's only 16 X 23. My wee Gracie Allen is utterly fearless until the fireworks start. Then she likes to have her mom. I'm sure in her mind she's protecting me from the big bad fireworks. None of the other hounds even pay attention to the fireworks. Glenn gets a little jealous that she always comes to me when the noise starts.
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    My daughter had a lot of trouble with migraines a few years ago. The doctor sent her to a headache clinic. They suggested a caffeinated drink with Excedrin migraine. Followed by tons of Gatoraide or poweraide or something like that. Up to a gallon. They said most migraines are caused by fluid leaking out of the blood vessels in your head and all of the electrolites in the gatoraide would help to fix this. Good luck getting rid of your headaches. My migraines seem to have gone away with menopause.

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    July FQ challenge participants: Let'see if we can get our quarters in on time this month. For me, it's just so easy to continuously forget when I leave the house.
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    3 1/2 yards of pretty blue fabrics.

    Post often and consider posting a goal somewhere - mine is on my calendar. No one but me knows what the big 2 is - I want to lose 2 pounds this month. I am actually considering posting my weight right here every day. I certainly need to be more accountable. No, you do not have to do it, too. What you do need to do is plan. A former leader told us "If you want to meet a goal, you have to have a plan. Failure to plan means planning to fail." Planning begins in the grocery store or fresh food market. If you don't bring the chips or whatever your weakness is into the house, then it won't be in the house when a snack attack hits, but the apple will.

    Off to clean - I'd rather be quilting.
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    Truer words were never posted! I had pringles in the cupboard callling my name. They went into the trash! I live alone so anything in my cupboards was put there by me! I need to be more accountable while grocery shopping.
    went to a cookout on the 4th and did very well
    but I planned for that. I knew ahead of time what I would allow myself to eat and it worked. Need to do that planning everyday! Stay cool everyone and drink lots of water.

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    I might have a hard time in the snack department for a while. I am buying every little thing that my daughter wants to eat or that I think she might want to eat. I AM NOT going to gain weight because she is pregnant! It should improve a little when she moves out in 2 weeks. But maybe not. Her hubby will be working pm's so she will probably be at our house most evenings.
    One more day of this heat in the midwest. Looks like I will survive.

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    back on track with walking now that a/c has been fixed and house is back to normal...already mailed my blue fabric to Cindy and cdm yours is in the mail for June. I'm working on three doll quilts rights now...first one just needs binding. Weather is SO HOT here in Texas! Going to try and get quite a bit of sewing finished this weekend.
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    i went to a baseball game last night. what fun! our team lost, 6 to 1. the pitchers just couldn't make it happen. i was sooo good. i told myself i could have 1 kosher hot dog with relish, mustard and ketchup, and a cold drink. and that's exactly what i did! no ice cream, no p'nuts, no cracker jacks. ooo, i think i sprained my arm patting myself on the back!. i did splurge and bought a couple trenton thunder t-shirts. we have another game coming up!
    my other big news--- my brother se400 arrived! my friend vicky packed the box chockful of goodies! now, if i can find a place to put everything-- and how to use the machine--i will go to town! i bought a new bookcase to hold all the stuff my other bookcases can't manage! i'm sending vicky my serger since she has a friend who needs one. it's still in the original box, unopened, from 20+ yrs ago when i bought it. i hope it works! i'm pretty sure the warranty is up! i'm just glad it will be used and appreciated. well, ladies, i'm back to reading about my new machine ! talk to you later!
    brenda-- it's hot here too! reminds me of home. so glad we have a/c! my poor sister is sweltering in dc with no electricity since friday or saturday. she's the kind who always has a freezer full of food, all garbage now! on the plus side, she works in an air conditioned office. bet she's working overtime!
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    Great job planning and sticking to it, Nanci. Is that an embroidery machine? I think my serger is broken. It likes to break lower loopers. You get what you pay for and I went low on that one, though I did get a lot of use out of it in the past.

    I went to a lily farm with my dark skinned daughter. It's 95 or so out there. The owner said umbrellas are mandatory today. K said no. The woman looked at me and said there's no option for you with that fair skin. I still am burned a little, but I have three new lilies to find spots for. K has many. Her fire last year destroyed so much of her landscaping that she's had to start over in several areas.

    I have a love/hate relationship with AC. Love the cool although I hate the house closed up, but with a history of congestive heart fauilure it's not an option. The air is on. What's for dinner? Right now I can't think of anything I want except sugary things and that won't do. Salmon? That will do.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.
    Judy

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    Greetings!!! We had almost 2" of rain last night - my lawn looks wonderful again. (green like it should at this time of year).

    Working on a UFO and I need advice. I am doing a braided border because it needed something. On the right is just the 4 fabrics from the squares. On the left is the 4 fabrics plus the one I used for a small border. Which would you go with?
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    Eating hasn't been to bad the last days. I did have a small loss and if I can keep this up it will be great. I am still adding extra fiber to meals and finally seems to be working. So take care and be good to you!!!
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    I think I would prefer it without the white border fabric. I can pm my address. I see it say's Pam's Christmas throw. LOL
    I'm off to the store to get some things for dinner. We are having green beans (from my garden!), corn on the cob and watermelon. I suppose we will need some meat to go along with it. Since hubby doesn't mind this heat, I will let him grill tonight.

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    Pam, I just went out and straightened the black roofed shed in this heat. My GD has had a change of plans and will staying with me for a few weeks. The problem is, the guest room has become a junk room. My wheelchair and rolling walker are so bulky they had to go. Now I have to water the flowers in the pots and walk the dogs. Geez, it sounds like I'm whining. Nah, I have a nice cool house to come back to. I'm glad the car has AC, too. I have to make a 200 mi RT to pick her up at the airport tomorrow.

    I had a grilled cheese sandwich and green beans. I will have raspberries later. That's about all I have time for.

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    everose-- i'd use the fabrics on my right ( no light color). it sure is pretty!

    THIS IS A HEALTH ADVISORY! TAKE HEED! july is national ice cream month. i feel unpatriotic not eating any. is that treasonous ? please take care, you could be caught unawares by a blue bunny! or get stuck in a breyer's patch! and when your not expecting it you could be mugged by ben and jerry! ooo, i've been haagen daaz like that! ( by now you should be so nauseated by the puns you won't want any ice cream for the next 24 days!) don't need to thank me, it's all in a daaz work

    and yes, the machine is an embroidery machine as well as a sewing machine. it has an lcd screen and some bells, and whistles. but i still haven't come to the part where you set it up to do a 10 color design. o, and i don't have the right thread and stabilizers. yikes! it's a whole new wrld!!
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    Oh ice cream!!!! Anyone want to go for a DQ this morning? I picked the raspberries last night so we could even bring the ice cream here and have them together.
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

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    Everose~I like the one on the right better.
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    All right, you bunch of enablers, enough talk of ice cream. I have a day of real work ahead of me and a DQ caramel Moolatte would give me energy and caffeine. It's not going to happen. Nanci, too cute. I have enjoyed every one of the brands.

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    Ok, one more talk of Ice cream. We're leaving tomorrow after church for a couple days at Shaver lake with the family. It will be my 3 girls, their husbands and my 2 grands, DH's mom & step dad, sister & husband and son, brother & son & his girlfriend and son. The rest of them are driving up today. Dh being a pastor and all needs to go to work tomorrow. Anyway, there is plans for at least 3 batches of Home made Ice Cream. We have a ton of cream and half & half in our fridge and one of the ice cream makers. DD#1 & 3 are caravaning and should be her in a few to fill up the large cooler and take it with them. They both have trucks and can fit the huge coolers in them. So I guess that means that I will HAVE to eat at least some ice cream. I can usually turn down regular ice cream but home-made is another story!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Gayle, that sounds like a good time. I LOVE homemade ice cream. I tried to make some last summer for my card group. It was so hot and humid that the ice cream did not set up. At least it still tasted good.

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    Gayle have a wonderful time and enjoy your family.
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    Thank you Brenda! I won't be hiking with them or doing much walking but it will be good to get away for a few days!!!
    My food choices will be limited so hopefully I won't gain weight for the time I'm gone!!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    di-- i'll be right over. you bring the spoons and the berries and i'll meet you out back with the you know what. hurry so it doesn't melt! i won't tell if you won't!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    good afternoon ladies...........i am here and getting ready to head out of the house to go watch the Texas Rangers baseball game against the Minn. Twins. I haven't been to a a base ball game in about 2-3 yrs. This will be fun, the temps are in the high 90's with a 50% chance of thunder storms.

    Have a wonderful afternoon. Enjoy a small amount of ice cream.
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    have fun cindy! i love the rangers! i'm getting kinda interested in the phillies, too.
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