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Yes that is too bad he got voted out, well you will just have to see how it goes if you want to continue with the group or not.

Did you notice every Wed night it seems to rain lately. Hope that gets over with soon!

Good once he gets the grill together he can make you a nice dinner!
The day was nice and the lunch was good. The tour director always seems to get stuff mixed up. She said on the way down that we would have a choice of chicken, salmon or skirt steak, all with lots of side dishes and salads. So we kept waiting to place our order and come to find out we got big platters of all three. It was served family style. The restaurant was very colorful and the food was good. Then we went to a Mexican museum of art. Looked around for a while and headed back home.

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Sharon, the president of the guild stabbed Bill in the back and is a first class jerk. Many of the older group came up to Bill after the meeting and shacked his hand and told him what a great job he had done and not to focus on what happen that night, as it was not a reflection on what he had dome. We are going to gradually back on out of the guild and not to be so involved anymore. It will not be right away but gradually.

Well that sounded like a good day out touring. We prefer the family style as well. When we have our bocce banquet at the end of the season that is what we have as well.

Yes, you are right about the rain on Wednesday nights. Lets hope that trend does not continue much longer. It is raining once again just now.

Bill only has a few more weeks as the last day of school is June 6. Then he will be off for the summer. Some work for summer school, but not Bill.

We shall see how I feel tomorrow, as if it is OK I may start to plant flowers. Bill has the grill all put together as he finished last night. The only part he has left is the door assembly that will be delivered sometime next week. Otherwise it is all ready to go. It should last for awhile as it is 100% stainless steel.

Kathy
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What a nasty day! It is cold and rainy and windy. Went to WW, down .4 still holding pretty steady.

Thought about going somewhere tonight but decided its better to just stay home. Went to the grocery store in another town and got some baked and deep fried fish for tonight. The baked was Pollock and the deep fried cod.

Got nothing planned for the weekend, think I told you a friend from Zumba asked me to come over, but it is her family so not going. Just going to the show. Not sure yet about tomorrow, seems everyone is doing something with their spouse or busy so no one to go with.
Hope some from your family come over to see you Sunday.
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, after church on Sunday Bill and I are going out to eat. All of the kids are doing things with their in-laws so just me and Bill and that suites me just fine. I like a little down time for a change. Now today I am supposed to watch GK's at baseball games, but with heavy thunderstorms that I woke up this morning with I do not think that there will be any games today.

So what show did you see yesterday? There are many shows out there to see and you do go to see many over a period of time.

Well you are down .4 and I am up .4 as I just went a short time ago.

So it looks like this weekend will be cool and damp. Next week it looks like temps in the 70's for most of the week. I do not think that Bill and I will be doing anything this weekend except going for dinner on Sunday. The jerk leaves tomorrow to go back to Florida and returns back on Memorial Day weekend.

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I am going to the show tomorrow. today I went back up to the car dealership, had forgotten to give them the back seat mats for the other car. Also wanted someone to help me get my message to come onto the radio if I get one while I am driving. I had tired but couldn't get it to do it. They did know how so now it is all set up. I also had a $10 coupon so went to Kohls and got another pair of sandals, like I really need another pair!

Still cold and nasty here today tool, not planning on doing anything tonight, seems no one wants to go anywhere lately.

Enjoy your day and dinner tomorrow.
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, happy mother's day to you today. I hope you will see a good show today. Maybe you will have the show to yourself once again.

We have 2 pm reservation for dinner today. The last time we went there for Easter we really had to wait a very long time to be seated. We have never had such a problem before. So who knows what today will be like.

Agreed that our weather has been not so nice. Very cold and damp yesterday. Today still cold be at least the sun is out. This week temps in the 70's most of the week.

I may go and find a place where I can buy flowers. I just might plant flowers today if I have the energy to do so afterwards.

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I went to the 12:10 show, Life of the party, funny movie. But it was packed, didn't know so many people would be there today.

Got home and didn't really feel like doing anything. Several of the snap dragons are dying, guess I over watered them and haven't got them planted yet. Maybe tomorrow, or might have to cut the grass again, will see how it goes.

Have a nice dinner, hope you don't have to wait too long
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Sharon, once again I have never seen the place so crowded. But the good news is we only had to wait 10 minutes. I did not think that was too bad at all.

I had thought about going and buying flowers, but on the way home I felt a bit tired . So once we got home I laid down for awhile. There will be time sometime this week to plant. It is too bad about your flowers. If I would had bought the flowers I would have done the very same thing as you and would not have planted them.

Wow, what a change from the last time you were at the show. I guess a day like today is very popular with movie goers. But at least you were able to get out early to see a good show.

So the jerk left today to fly back home. But in just a few weeks he will be back for good on Memorial Day weekend.

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Guess I forgot to post yesterday, went with a friend from WW to a Zumba class in town. It was crazy, not like any Zumba class either of us had ever been to. It was more just athletics, the same move 30 or more times each. Was so wet with sweat and tired when we were done, ugh. Will never go back Only were 5 people there, one of the ones was from WW that had told us about it. I told her about our classes but I don't think she will come. She really should so she knows what a Zumba class really is.

Good you didn't have to wait to long for dinner Sunday, always makes it nicer and a more pleasant evening to just go right in.

Got the grass cut again today. Tried some different pants to see f they would stop the grass from going thru. They were cotton lines nylon pants. I think they helped a little but still some must have gotten through. I am so sore not just from the bouncing on the mower but the class from last night.

Going to the Abby tomorrow morning to participate in a mock jury. Evidently new lawyers want to practice, at least that's what I think it is Tell you more tomorrow.
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Lansing, IL
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Sharon, I will be interested to hear what kind of mock trial you will be having today? It does sound very interesting.

There is no need to be having such a heavy workout at Zumba, that sounded like a workout that is just too crazy.

So tonight is the very first play for the season for bocce. We ended in third place last year and the year before we ended in first place. So who knows how we will do this season as it is supposed ot be the very last season. As the club is supposed to be closing at teh end of the year.

It gets cold at night, but it is supposed to be warmiong up today to be a fairly nice day today. I might have to wear a jacket tonight.

With this cold damp weatehr you should be cutting a lot of grass for awhile. All you can do is to do whatever you can to keep all of the dust and crap off of your skin.

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Hey a Wednesday night without rain, nice for a change. You should have been able to get your game in without any problem. I went to meet the girls and shared a birthday party with my friend that had a birthday on Sunday. She brought cake with berries and I brought pumpkin bars w/cream cheese frosting, cherry slices and oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies. They made tacos for us for dinner. Next week back to the ball room dancing for one last lesson.

The jury thing was very interesting. they do this every year and bring in lawyers and students from all over, some from Missouri, Michigan, Il and WI.
They want to have experience talking to people and trying out strategies for picking a jury. There were a lot of people there, we had 8 groups of 7 people per group participating. We went into different room and each room had about 7 or 8 students / lawyers. Not all questioned us, usually 3 or 4 they had a time limit to do it. There is a new law that says anyone convicted of a crime and issued a sentence that did not ever include parole could have their case revisited to decide if they could now or ever go before the parole board. One case involved a 16 yr old male that had a 13 yr old girlfriend. She was 3 days late, panicked and told him she was pregnant. He also panicked and ended up shooting and killing her. He was sentenced to life in prison w/o any chance of parole. He had already served 31 years. They were asking us what we thought was enough time, did anyone ever deserve a second chance, what things made up our opinion, age, seriousness of the crime, remorse. So very interesting to here others opinions, we all pretty much decided that he should have at least the chance to go before the parole board. Hopefully he gets that chance, we will have no way of knowing the outcome.
Going to bed, didn't sleep much last night, should not be a problem tonight.
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Sharon, we played the second place team and they are very good. But we actually won and won big. It was a perfect night as far as the weather goes. So only 1 more team that ended better than us. But we really have to watch all of the teams as a last place team could upset us if we are not careful.

Wow, that really sounded like a very interesting day with a mock trial. So was this a real case with this male killing his girlfriend or was it made up? Anyway it all sounded very interesting and I would think a very worth while experience.

So only 1 more time for the ball room dancing, but at least you are getting well taken care of with the food at the dance place with all of the birthday celebrations and all. So what are your thought with DWTS lately?

Can you believe that 1 week from tomorrow we will be leaving for Saugatuck. I hope the weather will be nice. I really need a break form this place.

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Congratulations on the big win, now just keep it up for the whole season, lol!

The case was real sad to say. Would be nice to know if they do get it so he will be able to at least talk to a parole board.

We had tacos last nighty but he did not have any tomatoes, or sour cream to go with. Just the meat, hard and soft tacos lettuce and cheese. We did have lots of desserts though.

I think the guy that dances with Sharna is really good, don't know if he has enough followers to win.

It will be nice for you to get away again for a little while, seems like you always have fun there.

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Sharon, I am planning on taking off once again next Friday so we can get a good jump on traffic or any other road construction if there is any at all.

Today temps in the 50's around here and we are expecting rain moving in at any time now. Bill may get wet sometime this afternoon while working.

So it is a mock trial but the persons really did commit the crime. It is too bad that there are no real guidelines for the people who did the crime.

I really do not watch DWTS, but I sure know that you do. I do see some of the dancers on the news once in awhile.

This weekend, Bill has an all day meeting tomorrow and I will be going out with my firends for the day as well. Nothing planned for Sunday.

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Yes it was just to give them practice with their delivery and to see what answers we would give as a jury. They were all working on cases but did not divulge any names or specific information on them.

Good Idea to leave early, you never know what you will run into.

It is my birthday today, so going to meet the church group for dinner and then go back to the Wed night place. There will be a band starting at 8pm.

One friend from the Friday night dance group called and asked if I was going to come and celebrate my birthday but I haven't talked to any of them for so long, they kinda lost contact with me and none have celebrated their birthday this year. So just going somewhere else instead.

Had lots of "friends" on facebook tell me happy birthday but none of them called or asked me to go anywhere or do anything. I do know that the one gal from Wed night has told me she wants to go tonight and one from Zumba said she was coming last Thursday. So there will be 2 people there that I know.

Feeling a little sorry for myself, easy to do sometimes like this.
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Sharon, a very Happy Birthday to you today. Yes, many use Facebook as a way to say happy birthday, but few do anything else. But at least you will have 2 friends who will be with you tonight. All in all it sounds like a good evening out for you.

That mock court sounded interesting and I have never heard of anything like that before. But it does sound like they can get ideas to help the process along.

Just a cool damp day today with temps only in the 50's. It rained early this afternoon and thus far we have not gotten anymore. I have no idea if we will get anymore tonight or not. It could be a cold damp weekend, as rain in the forecast for the entire weekend.

Bill is going to look into getting the hot tub opened next week sometime. It all depends on what the weather will be like.

The last thing that Bill does not want to be fighting traffic or road construction. So by leaving shortly after he gets home from work will really help that out. We might as well enjoy a full complete weekend.

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It rained here today also, but stopped about 11:00, still cold but at least not wet. There was a big vendor thing in the next town today so went and walked around and looked at stuff. Also had arranged a lunch date with an old girlfriend of my youngest son. She has always kept in contact and we have always gotten along very well. They went together for quite a few years but had broke up. She has never gotten married. We had a nice visit.

Tuesday going with a gal from WW to get a pedicure. Have never had one so kinda looking forward to it and kinda not. Also got that massage I bought on Groupon scheduled for next Friday.

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Sharon, I got 2 things that you will not believe. First I lost 1.4 at WW last Saturday. Then since you are the show lady I went with my friends on Saturday and saw the book club. It was really funny. I never have gone to a show, so I thought you would appreciate this one.

It has done nothing but rain here all day long. It is still raining and cold as well. Just so everything clears up for this weekend.

I am sure you will really like your pedi. I go every month as it is something I do for myself after putting up with the crap around here each and everyday. They also have wine to drink while getting it done.

It is good that you have been going out and about and then next Friday. So what was at this vendor show that you went to? Many very interesting stuff or not?

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Good for you for the loss at WW!
I to went to the show after walking around the vendor fair and deciding I really didn't nee anything. I saw the Book Club too and agree it was very funny.
Rain here and cold also. Hope it clears up the grass just keeps growing!
I am sure there won't be any wine where I am going for the pedicure. They don't have a liquor lic. But that's okay because we are going to Crystal Lake to a new grocery store that opened. We only have the Walmart so it will be nice to see how everyone else gets to shop.
Had a big Zumba class today, then breakfast afterwards.
There is a line dance thing tonight I am going to, missed the last one because it was on a Wed night when I had ballroom dancing. Speaking of that, only one class left, this Wed night. Then I can go back to seeing the girls and having dinner.
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Sharon, they do not have a liquor license, as they are not selling the wine but giving it away. If you are giving it away you do not need a license.

Yes, I can see how the grass would be growing crazy with all of this damp and cool weather it will be easy to be growing fast.

So we will not be playing bocce on Wednesday as the team we are playing one of their main players had a massive heart attack on Saturday and they are doing open heart surgery on Wednesday.

It started out in the 40's around here this morning and I guess it could warm up into the 70's later on this afternoon.

So this week is the last week for ballroom dancing and then you will go back to your regular schedule on Wednesday's.

You know me as I am always hearing about your stories with going to a show. So I figured you would get a kick out of me finally going to a show.

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