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      Good evening friends,

      It was a nice day here, sunny & 70, woo hoo! Tonight it all goes down the tubes with heavy rain, flood warnings, blah blah blah.

      Star, it is hard finishing up at work after you've given your notice. Sorry you have to go thru that but maybe you can think of it as the necessary first step to your better future.
      There's just no understanding why people become so unstable & unreasonable. Despite the floods or whatever is happening tomorrow I'm glad we will have the chance to help celebrate Will's birthday. It's a shame his mother has more important things do.

      Cyn, I did a dream board right when I first started on this AF journey. It helped me to clarify what I really wanted out of life as my vision had become quite cloudy for a number of years.
      I'm glad your taxes are out of the way. We haven't heard anything from the accountant yet so maybe we actually sent him everything he needed, haha!

      Pauly, did Louie eat any of the cookies you made?
      Just so you know, I always got along with my DIL but she has been going thru some harsh changes. I tried to be sensitive to all that & I know she was on some different medications but probably having some bad reactions. When someone becomes withdrawn & refuses to discuss things with you there's not a whole lot you can do. I'm still hoping she comes around so we can get some sense of normalcy going again but who knows?

      Wishing everyone a peaceful night!

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      Good morning...

      Lav, your daughter in law is pushing you out, and I don't care what kind of mental illness someone has, they are still responsible for what they say and do. She is doing this for herself, not caring for her husband or boys. A little about power and control I bet. It was rainy yesterday and I had a day from hell, long and boring. I am going in today with things to do, coloring, reading a book, going out for lunch. I was emailed and refused to meet with her alone, HR was not available. I just want out at this point. I am going to lose all I worked for, but started to cough really bad and felt sick last night for a time. Not worth it.

      Cyn, that movie sounded interesting, what a nice break. I enjoyed my book club last night with three neighborhood females, they all loved the book too, A Man Called Ove. It was fun to talk with people who like to read. We have a new book for next month, The Guernsey Literary and Sweet Potato Pie Society. Ha. About WWII, I am excited to read it. Yes, this time will be tough at work, I wish it was over, but I am going to do the right thing, with dignity and respect for myself and fellow workers. My supervisor is a sad little power hungry person. Her entire life is work, she basically lives there. Not for me. A dream board sounds like a fun idea, I will look into it today. I started a list of things I want to do and.....we are thinking of getting dog. If I am home more, we can.

      Pauly, how goes it in the West, getting warmer day by day? Your new recipes sound fun, I can barely wait till I am off and have time to actually try new things to prepare. Sorry grandson didn't want to help, what was he doing? He is so cute.

      Have a happy AF Thursday!

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      Hey all - morning!

      Pauly, I like the sound of those cookies! How did they turn out? I have a GF recipe like that which uses nut butter, coconut and chopped chocolate.... waaaaaay too good! I have to give them away or I'll eat them all! I also stay away from refined sugar too, so I only eat a few of them. HB's current favorite is an almond cookie sweetened with maple syrup, and that I can have. Just3 ingredients! Hope work is good for you today.

      Star, I like Lav's idea of seeing this week as the first week of your new life, not the last one of your old life... you are releasing the past and making way for a future that honors you -- great job! It seems like the Universe really wanted to get your attention, and now you are 'getting with the program'. I think you will love your next book in the club... I read it several years ago, and it is really eye-opening, both about what London was like just after WWII, and then the war story of the Channel Islands... just amazing what those people went through.

      Lav, you have a great perspective on your DIL. In our extended family there is an adult that struggles with mental health, and it's always hard to figure out what's illness and what's personality, it's so mixed up. Personally, I think it's great that Will gets you and his grandfather all to himself on his birthday. Maybe that was a gift in disguise. Life can sure be complicated...

      I finished Hillbilly Elegy, and now have gone on to watch a lot of videos about Appalachia (though the book is about that culture transplanted to the rust belt.) I watched a video of a film made in the early 60s about the Kentucky mines... all the profit (except for individual salaries of workers until they were automated out of a job) went to the big industrial centers, nothing stayed to help advance the communities. If anyone is unclear what the advantages are of emphasis on education and the ability to plan your family, these videos should be required viewing. Everybody wants meaningful work for pay, and the chance to live outside of poverty. Such a complex issue, and heartbreaking (especially when they report that the drug companies dumped OxyContin in these communities: 20/20 report with Diane Sawyer). When will the life of everyday humans become the highest priority?

      OK, off to do my jobs so that I can bump up the work for social justice!

      Rainy rainy here today - let's find the light ---

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      Morning friends, Star,a dog would be so much fun for you! Last night I was laying on the couch and Winslow jumped up,put his face against my chest and just wanted to be pet,it was so cute speaking of dream boards I had never heard of them but on Little women L..A they were making them and I thought it might be fun but not sure what I'd put on mine,after so many years in my 20 and 30's of chasing dreams..I'm kind of over it and just want the somewhat peace I have now,I guess I never should have left my small hometown, it woulda been a simpler life but I always wanted more but got burned several times, Lav,I guess all you can do is be patient with DIL,not quite sure what she has but if its a mental thing its not really her fault,at least you'll have fun at the birthday celebration today Cyn,anymore banana,flax pancakes? I quit Pinterest cuz it was annoying me with pointless suggestions, I can just Google recipes if I need them,most of the time Pinterest just directs you to websites anyways, I also quit Twitter cuz it was irritating me too,dumb stuff I honestly don't care about,you guys see Bill O'Reilly and those sex pay offs?13 million dollars is not chump change! Yet he's still on fox news last night acting like nothing is going on,all these powerful men are corrupt,sickening, wishing us all a wonderful AF Thursday
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      X- post Cyn,I'd like that recipe- can you share when you get a chance? To the light...zoom
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      I'm taking care of the "tomorrow me"

      Off the table no MATTER what.

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      Good evening friends!

      Rain, tons of it plus thunder & lightning & we end up with a pretty blue sky & a rainbow, ha ha!
      We had a fun birthday dinner with the little man. He was happy & in constant motion, hence the blurry picture on FB.
      My other grandson EB is dealing with an ear infection but he was pleasant anyway.
      I have no explanation re their mother's behavior. I couldn't imagine missing one of my kid's birthdays unless the world was ending or something critical like that.

      Star, you've got the right idea - make this week yours, all yours! I wouldn't give any employer a minute of my time after being treated so poorly. Stick to your guns girl, good for you!
      If you do get a dog, don't get a huge one like Maxie (she's killing us these days) Lol

      Cyn, West Virginia is dealing with so many drug related deaths they can't keep up with funerals. I read an article about that weeks ago, how horrible.
      Sometimes I feel as if the country is truly coming apart at the seams. How bad is all this going to get?
      I am starting to have daydreams about gathering the GOP & shoving them on a slow boat to China or someplace. Now they're considering military options in Syria? OMG! Sickening.

      Pauly, all of the input from social media can be overwhelming. Sometimes I take a day or two & back away from it too. I've always been good at watching news, reading newspapers, etc to keep up on current events but I don't need a constant 24/7 diet of bad news, ugh!
      I would like to fill another barge full of all the dirty old men in this country & give them a shove off too. Bill O'Reilly, Trump, they all deserve one another.

      On that happy note I will wish everyone a good night.
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      Good morning....

      Well, 45 is now bombing Syria, I knew he would get us into a war he is such an fool. I am sickened and sad to think that my money is being used to kill people randomly. I hope this is not just the beginning of more and more death and destruction, I do not believe he understands what he has ordered. I will for sure be limiting my news watching, it makes me feel helpless, afraid and very sad. Horrified, truth to be told. Then the fact that the GOP changed the rules to get Gorsuch in, always short term thinking, to win, rather than what is best for our country.

      Lav, the idea of a dog is just that so far, and I know we would go to a shelter, but we are not there yet. I am exploring all options for right now. Very cold, windy and rainy, this weather is so up and down, that's spring. Your grandson's birthday party sounded so fun, great to spend time with them. I am going to see my grandson on Saturday, my daughter is feeling very tired and I am happy to give her a break. She is due in May and this is the final stretch. Work was OK yesterday because I made it OK, I feeling mixed emotions of course, but know more and more it is time to do something else. Next week will be it, thank goodness.

      Cyn, I read the book years ago and remember enjoying it but none of the particulars. Nice that you read it and remember it being a good read. I am thinking of getting politically active once I have more time, I need to find a good organization in my area to join. Hillbilly Elegy sounds so sad, I do believe that everything is connected and systems matter. The way corporations come in and strip an area of all resources and give nothing back, what a nightmare. Then lets blame the individuals in this system. I know there have to be controls, laws, rules in place, but with this administration we are going backwards, very very quickly. The frightening thing is that citizens have voted them into office. Just horrifying. Any special plans this weekend?

      Pauly, I get what you mean about making a dream board. I have to think about what I even dream about for my future. Interesting that you want peace now, reflecting on the journey in your 20s and 30s, did you move alot? Kind of exciting for you and your family. We did not move till our kids were out of high school, have now moved twice in 10 years, I never expected to do this. I am really having to rethink who I am with no current job and wanting to change careers. Lots of soul searching for me, it will take some time. I am not going to do anything quickly, but feel guilty that I will not be bringing in any money for a time. Also, I am very slowly starting to feel better, cough less, and get through this illness. Patience, patience. How have you been feeling with the change in eating plan?

      Let's all take excellent care of ourselves on this wonderful Friday!!!!! Have a good one.

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      Morning all -

      Star, here's a special TGIF shout out to you! The start of a new life. Remember Louise Hay saying that she didn't find her soul-work until age 60? It's all out there for you... remember that you are a human BEING, not a human DOING. It's OK to step back for a little - fill the well -

      Pauly, which recipe, the almond cookies? I'll get the recipe out and post... I hear you about Pinterest - I ignore their suggestions and go right to my saved recipes. It's annoying to have to be redirected to the websites, but at least I can hold onto things things that I like or want to try. Do a Dream Board again! Even if it's just images of things that make you happy! That says something to your spirit, right?

      Lav, so glad that you had a good time with grandsons! Hooray! We had thunderstorms and cold and wind all day yesterday, it was a slog. Much the same today, but warmer. I used the rain-time to run to a local-ish hardware store and buy a good saw. Somehow I lost my saw in the PI debacle last year... I'll probably find it when I get out in the 'back 50'. But now I have a better one so I get going on those small trees before they leaf out. Good luck with Maxie.

      Well, the septic is not entirely fixed, as I found out yesterday morning when the downstairs bath and laundry floor flooded again. Sheesh. And I had a basket of laundry on the floor (grrr). So, back to making calls. At least I know where to find the tank this time, and it's not covered with 20 inches of snow...

      re: Syria. This is all unraveling because of 1 statement made by 45. Words matter, maybe some day he'll get that, maybe not. Here's the plan - get informed on what's going on in your state and work for what you want, that's the battle line now.

      Rainy here today, but finding my light and sending it out to all ---

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      Morning friends, Star,I was gonna ask if you were gonna go back to work asap or take a little time off..sounds like a you're taking a break for now? I haven't really been sticking to whatever food plan I'm trying, kind of but still eat what I shouldn't be here and there, Cyn,I'm always interested in cookie recipes especially lower sugar ones,I've cheated and had diet coke for 4 days in a row,I really feel like its made me moodier and effected my sleep I know better but it just sounded so refreshing on these warm days,gonna switch back to LaCroix when I need fizz,all artificial sweeteners should be taken off the market IMO,why can't they just 1/2 the sugar in regular soda? Its still junk food but at least then its not so sickly sweet,sorry about the septic acting up again, Lav,glad you had fun with the boys that thing may have been a mosquito hunter but we do have regular Skeeter's her,Kell lives by a golf course and they're everywhere and I live by a flood channel so that's probably where they breed,creepy things! At least its not scorpions,spiders or some other bug flying through the air, can you imagine, Kells bf was complaining of stomach pain and he went in last night to get checked out and I guess he has a hernia,crazy,anyways wishing us all a happy,light filled AF Friday
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      Good evening friends!

      Here I am wrapped in a blanket sitting by the fireplace again - winter is back I guess, geez.
      I hope it doesn't get too cold for my young chicks outside

      Star, I saw the breaking news last night about cruise missiles being launched into Syria & just wanted to throw up. 45 apparently has no idea what the word retaliation means? I guess we are all about to find out now that Putin is pissed off.
      I hope you have a relaxing weekend & fun time with your grandson too!

      Cyn, oh no, the septic system again? Sorry, I hope it's not too bad.
      I just read a new recipe from FoK for banana oat chocolate chip pancakes - I will be trying them with my dairy free c. chips, oh yeah
      Be careful with your new sharp saw!!

      Pauly, I don't use any artificial sweeteners, can't take the chemical load.
      I used to have a subscription to Allergic Living Magazine. They offer a lot of good ideas - take a look
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      We actually don't have to deal with a lot of mosquitos here around my house. We have a lot of birds & bats that love to snack on them, even my chickens will grab mosquitos. My son lives 6-7 miles down the road in a more built up borough & his yard is full of mosquitos, the boys are always getting bitten playing outside.
      BUT, we do have to deal with tons & tons of flies though. They like to hang around the farms & the fertilizer, ugh.

      Well, I am looking forward to a few days of sunny & hopefully milder weather. I hear it's going to 80+ next week!!!
      Have a nice night everyone.

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