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    Optimistic October

    Good morning everyone...

    Fall has come here in the form of cooler weather, some rain and wind. I love it. I get to walk to a meeting this morning and will be sure to bundle up.

    Cyn, take care of yourself, you deserve some down time.

    Dill, enjoy that book.

    Lav, have fun with your crafts.

    Pauly, hope you are feeling better.

    To all, have a great first day of October.

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    Good morning friends & welcome to a brand new month

    Thanks for starting us up Star!
    I hope your meeting goes well & you enjoy your walk.

    We are prepping for hurricane Joaquin here, yuck. Sounds like the weekend will be quite nasty. Rain & 57 degrees at the moment. I'm just going about my usual activities today & am not going to worry about something I cannot control (Mother Nature).

    Dill, yes I am doing a craft show next month at my Curves club. It's the only one I do anymore because they take up so much time & energy, ha ha! It's amazing to see what the members come up with & a good opportunity to pick up a few gifts for the holidays

    Cyn, my little lunch group is fabulous!
    We all appreciate each other so much more now than when we actually worked together, LOL. We never had the time to talk to each other in a meaningful way, now we do. We just pick up the conversation where we left off the previous month, amazing. I feel these women are the sisters I never had!

    Pauly, I hope you stop back in to say hello, you are missed here!

    Have a great AF Thursday everyone!

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    Hello friends, yes I love this cool weather!

    Star, thanks for kicking off the month for us.

    Lav, I bet it is a lot of work getting ready for the craft show!

    Cyn, I hadn't got as far as the Historical notes at the back of the book. I'm just making my way thru the middle at present. I heard the series which has been out of print for a long time is going to be reprinted by Harper Collins with introduction by George R.R. Martin.

    Have had a wonderful lunch with an old work buddy so am feeling up at the moment! Have a good af Thursday evening everyone.
    Dill

    Donít forget, you can: start late, start over, be unsure, try and fail AND STILL SUCCEED!

    If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

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    Hello all -

    Thanks so much for starting us out, Star! I hope your walk to work was good. I have really enjoyed these more autumnal walks with the dogs.

    Dill - look for the little tiny numbers on some sentences in the pages of the book - that relates to the notes in the back and has something to do with whatever you're reading about. They're like footnotes, but just put in the back. And they are so fascinating - take a look and see if you can find some. I'm glad to hear that they're reprinting the books - I'd like to read the rest of the sequence. When you get to the end you'll know why. And it's so remarkable - it all truly happened!

    Lav - I just looked at the forecast, and it seems like now they are 90% sure that this is going way east out to sea. Sounds like we'll get rain and a blow here, but nothing worse than that. But I'll be off to NYC again tomorrow, down and back...I hope it isn't a deluge! Good luck getting everything ready for your craft show. Holiday shopping, uugh, don't even mention it...

    Hey Pauly, it would be great to hear from you!

    Chipping away here at some projects I've been contracted for, and trying to cook good food for myself and the dogs - right now those are the priorities. Hope all is well on this Thursday night for you all -

    Just heard about Oregon. Sending prayers...

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    Good morning...

    It was lovely outside yesterday in the Midwest. I had a busy and productive day at work. Today I am off for Grandparent's Day. I am so excited, it will be filled with lots of cuteness. Then, home to rest and take it easy for the rest of the day. I went to a really interesting seminar yesterday for women about planning for retirement and it was filled with lots of common sense suggestions, that I plan to work on this weekend. They think everyone should plan to live to 90 years old, but the reality is we just don't know. It seems to me someone gets sick unexpectedly and then quality of life can just be gone. So, my opinion is that we should enjoy today, travel now if we can and that is what we want to do. I am more content working and being with family, with an occasional trip here and there. Sounds boring, right? I don't care. Too much traveling is disruptive to me. I love routine.

    Lav, so great you have your lady friends to have lunch to share and laugh. Have fun with your crafts!

    Dill, you had lunch out too, how fun.

    Cyn, enjoy your time in the city, it is fun to live by a big city, lots to do, then home to peace and quiet.

    Have a good one.

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    Hello friends,

    Star, how fun to be able to go to Grandparent's Day! I am assuming you are going to your gson's day care? I hope you tell us a little bit about it tomorrow. Yesterday's weather was definitely Autumnal but for some reason I could not get warm. The wind in our area was pretty strong so when I met with my gf for lunch we decided not to walk. We had a nice lunch and got caught up with heach other. I am grateful that working all those years provided me with an income doing something I loved doing; working with children. But at the moment I am most grateful for the friendships that I made with some of my colleagues, especially the ones that have carried on into retirement. Interesting about the retirement seminar. Mr. D and I are comfortable in our retirement so far, but we haven't got enough money to do a lot of travel in a significant way. But I'm ok with that. Like you, I like my routine. So small trips with family as destination will have to do.

    Cyn, it's funny you told me about the tiny little numbers. I had noticed them but didn't see footnotes at the bottom of the pages so I just ignored them. Yesterday, after you had mentioned the notes at the back of the book, I followed the number to the back of the book and yes, it made the book all the more rich for the reading! I was reading the part about the last of the Templars being burned at the stake on the Island of the Jews and when I followed the number I found an explantation about the island being a place where so many Jews had been executed that they called it the Island of the Jews. I would have missed the detail. I am going to go back and read the other footnotes and hope that they offer more clarity and detail to what I have read so far. What a barbaric time in history. I suppose hundreds of years from now historians will be writing about the senseless barbarity of our age.

    Lav, post us a picture if you can of your booth (and you) at the craft fair. That would be fun to see. I hope it is successful for you and all the other vendors.

    Pauly, get back here! Come on!

    I don't know what this day holds, I have no plans. That's one of the best things about retirement! Have a good af Friday everyone.
    Dill

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    If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

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    Morning friends,I can't believe its October already, don't want to deal with the holidays again, even though I do love that part of the year when its here,a certain part of me just dreads it too,back on day 3 as I let recent bad anxiety get to me Ihhaven't had it that bad in 8 years,usually I can think my way out of it,nap it off,run it off or just let it pass,this was physical and waking me up,I know it sounds like an excuse, sheesh,I've had so many excuses over these quitting years it makes my head spin,but honestly I didn't know what else to do and I knew that a drink(or ten) would knock it out for a bit,I wish I didn't know that...but I'm here,not drinking,formulating yet another plan,I'm starting to really believe it's hormonal,when I was in my 20's I went on birth control pills,they made me crazy!! Tried several and the effect was always the same,now I'm thinking I'm 42,started my period at 10, its been a long time, my cycle either lasts 10 days or goes 2,stops then starts again, so weird,anyways TMI for this Friday morning but I've been considering this for awhile but its only gotten worse this past year and a half,I hope everyone has a nice Friday
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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    Good morning friends,

    Taking my sweet old time getting started this morning but who cares? That's what these older years are all about, right? Raining & dark, 50 degrees so it's not exactly motivating weather but better than a hurricane.
    I am feeling sad about yesterday's school shooting, when does this craziness stop?

    Star, planning to live to 90? If that happens it would be a first in my family. They all started disappearing in their 60's & 70's, no one ever made it to 80. I am doing my best though, I really am.
    I hope you enjoy Grandparents day festivities

    Dill, I participate in this craft show every year though crafts are really not 'my thing'. It's kind of a stretch for me but I do like to challenge myself a bit
    Enjoy your day, whatever pops up!

    Pauly, you are at the exact age I was when I experienced the same exact symptoms!!!!!!
    I've had a feeling all along that that's what is causing your problems. Trying to function with unbalanced hormones is like trying to live without oxygen - no kidding!!! I sat in my Gyn office & absolutely insisted she test my FSH & estradiol levels. Sure enough, the next day she called me at work & said 'You are in menopause'! NO SH*T!!! It doesn't matter if you're 42 or 52, when you experience symptoms, you experience symptoms. These changes are not always gradual, sometimes they happen rather suddenly. Please go see someone & don't let them blow you off because you are 'too young'.
    Getting on HRT made a huge difference, there was no choice for me. I can honestly say I know exactly how you feel

    OK, I need to push myself out the door & get to Curves. It keeps me happy & healthy in the long run!

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    Lav,last time I went to the doctor she said I was still of childbearing age, bull!! That factory is closed haha,also I asked her about the hormone panel they ran on me which were normal but she said the test isn't very accurate, its really hard to find a good doc when your insurance sucks!
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

    I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"
    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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    You know what Pauly? Women can be 60 & still have babies in this day & age with a little in-vitro help
    Menopause can start at ANY age, they should know that! And there's always the possibility of primary ovarian failure which I have witnessed in at least two 30 something women. Damn these doctors. See if you can find a female doc, especially one who specializes in handling menopause symptoms - they are out there!!! Sometimes you just have to make demands to get the right treatment. Good luck!
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