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bearcountrygg - Saturday Dec 28, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

The day started out well....realized last night that the sugar i have been inhaling the last few days was catching up with me...felt rather crummy and definately seemed to tie it to sugar. 

I started setting up my new year planner this morning and tweeking my resolutions.  Also set up a regular notebook for WW points, calories and food lists ffor each day.

I'm looking forward  to getting started on that. 

I will be concentrating on using up past dated foods here...they need to get used or tossed and I've decided to use them when possible.  Dates don't scare me on canned and packaged foods.  I want this stuff gone and won't be replacing that kind of thing...instead we have invested a little in things that are prepackaged for 25 years....( not a lot...just enough for a few days).......in case we get snowed in or something. )  Of course we always have food around anyway sowe will be fine with just that......I still believe in prepping...but will be doing it differently...no more stocking things with current dates.

I believe that 2020 has a really nice ring to it.  I think it will be very productive and a really good time to tweek my organization and health things.

Donkey on 12/28/2019:
Oh you and me both... I've been trying to pare down the sugar consumption, but it's definitely not keto. And it's been difficult, I must say, to resist.

I have started formulating goals - just writing down ideas while I'm at work. I had an epiphany on Friday, which I will write about in my own entry.

bearcountrygg on 12/28/2019:
I don't feel good when I eat sugar....BUT...the opportunity arises again...and what do I do? Why don't I ever remember how I feel after? Selective memory? UGH!

Maria7 on 12/28/2019:
We're eating food with bbd 2018 over here...still good. Always good to be prepared. I've got to replace my tv-snacking nites with something better. Any ideas? At least I now drink my coffees black as far as sugar goes. That helps a little and sometimes, like they say, a little helps a LOT.

bearcountrygg on 12/29/2019:
I'm going to be spending the year eating this stuff up.......and I'm not finding anything wrong with it for the most part...yesterday i threw some olives out that were in little packets that were leaking and some seaweed sheets that had greasy packages....but the cans are fine. I'm also going to be drinking more coffee and tea in the evening I think.....snacks at night often send me into a feeding frenzy...evenings are the worst for me.

Maria7 on 12/28/2019:
I meant to say replace my tv-snacking nites with something better than sweets.

bearcountrygg on 12/29/2019:
Evenings are a difficult food time for me too......I'm wondering about plain popcorn.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2019:
2020 has a wonderful ring indeed!

and i believe a little sugar is good for you (although i also like to make some sugar free treats!)

bearcountrygg - Friday Dec 27, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Well this week is flying by..........

Keeping busy and trying to stay warm. 

Big laundry day here so stuck at home.  I can not believe how 2 people can make so much laundry....my parents wore clothes for more than 1 day...as well as towels stayed on the towel rack for days........we have gotten quite carefree when it comes to tossing things in the baskets..........and it looks like 10 people live here.........I'm wondering what other people do......how many days do they wear clothes before washing them?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/27/2019:
my parents wear their pants more than once before washing...and wear houseclothes even more before washing :)

i wear pj pants around the house (or fleece pants) up to a week before washing, but PJ shirts (tshirts) i change almost daily or every 2 days. i wash my outdoor shirts that i wear to work after 1 use only as well as any daytime shirt - 1 use before washing, but i wear pants a few times before washing them, depending how dirty they look/feel/smell!

bearcountrygg on 12/27/2019:
I think I need to start doing that too...I know growing up my Mom almost always hung my dresses up again and sweaters didn't get washed very often...I know she and my Dad wore their clothes for several days......I need to change my ways I think....Thanks for the response HOP.......I need to change my ways...besides...it's wasteful as far as water, detergent and electricity goes too.

happy-1 on 12/28/2019:
I remember the days when I had actual PJs. Oh how I miss wearing cute PJs to bed. If I were to buy some now they would be... black or grey with like arrows or something geometric maybe. Lace-trimmed for sure.

House clothes I have to wash almost daily. Everything I do here covers me in gross even though I wear an apron. I toss a laundry pod in the washer and leave the washer turned off, then change as I get dirty. I also add general neck-down (no whites, rags, floor pads, or dish cloths). Then whenever the washer is full... I run it before making dinner, with Lysol laundry sanitizer in the rinse cycle. It's almost always dry before bed or in the morning.

Outdoor and yoga clothes, daily errand clothes... I try to avoid washing and spot clean/Febreeze unless I sweat. Then I hand wash.

I have actual sweater dryers I keep assembled and that hide mounted to the wall behind the fake shower curtain that hides my vanity. Drying sweaters and knits flat retains shape and prevents pilling. I don't know why.

Anything fur-covered is sprayed with white vinegar and goes with dryer sheets into the dryer. Magic.

bearcountrygg on 12/28/2019:
I do wear pj's...and change them nightly..I would freeze here otherwise...winter because of cold weather, summer because of AC. Good ideas.

happy-1 on 12/28/2019:
Towels... I have the big fluffy guest towels, but I bought anti-microbial microfiber quick dry towels for camping and I just use those. Separate neck down/neck up. They almost never need washing and also easy to hand wash.

I have a black, covered plastic box I use to collect water in with the shower head hose when I shower while I wait for the water to warm up that I do my hand washing in.

bearcountrygg on 12/28/2019:
Good water saving idea there.

happy-1 on 12/28/2019:
Sometimes I dump that box out into the washer just to start the load faster during the fill cycle.

bearcountrygg on 12/28/2019:
Thanks for your hints Happy.......!!!

Donkey on 12/28/2019:
For me, there are quite a few things that do not get washed every time. I am a fan of Febreeze for certain things. Anything that gets spilled on or sweated on gets washed after wearing.

I take the 5th on towels, sheets, blankets.

bearcountrygg on 12/28/2019:
I love the way everyone else uses things longer before washing....I'm making some changes right now.....what I'm doing is just plain wasteful!

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Dec 25, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Merry Christmas!!!!   It will be a quiet one for us.....talking to kids on the phone....gifts were mailed a few days ago and we are just enjoying the quiet day.  With family hours away we don't get togerher for holidays anymore and instead visit throughout the year and ship gifts.  The spirit of the day is with us andi we do a lot of talking on the phone.

D and I will have roast beef with roasted veggies and godiva lava cake.............

I'm excited for new years day actually...lots of new habits to make.........I've been doing some things to make more new habits easier.......and i haven't really used a planner since the early 80's when I  was using a planner to set up my days hour to hour out of necessity.I was selling real estate at that time and had to keep track of clients and appointments....  Oddly enough I still have those 2 planners and they are quality...both leather...one beautiful red leather one but they aren't as large as i would like now...I could probably buy new pages for them ( they are notebook style)...and were handy at that time size wise.........but now i just need a desk size and don't plan on carrying it around....I love the new one I got from Michaels...spiral bound and large. 

I'm committed to making 2020 the year of creating new habits.......

I'm committing to getting rid of these last few pounds......

I'm committed to recreating new routines that work and free up more time for things I enjoy......

Donkey on 12/25/2019:
MERRY CHRISTMAS! I was wondering if you would be hosting or attending a party this year. It's kind of odd having Christmas in the middle of the week. Since you hadn't mentioned having a party, then I was thinking it might be a quieter holiday for you - and there is nothing wrong with that!

My yoga teacher Jeanne (who teaches hard yoga) had a quiet Thanksgiving with just her and her husband this year, she said. So some holidays are just work out that way.

Your enthusiasm is catching! I am ready!

bearcountrygg on 12/25/2019:
D's siblings had their Christmas party on Sunday this year but D really hates to stay away over night...so...we skip that now that we are so far away.......our kids don't like the drive either....but we had big parties for years and i will say that we are fine without that now...they were exhausting.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/25/2019:
your positive thinking and energy is quite wonderful, like donkey says too!, and is special to read especially on Christmas holiday. Your new goals and plans sound good as does the new Michaels' planner! i didn't know you had a Michael's by you! interestingly, when i was visiting my mom i went with her inside just to look just last weekend :)

bearcountrygg on 12/25/2019:
I had to order the planner online...no Michaels for hours around here...most things have to be ordered. I would have liked to have seen it in person but luckily it turned out perfect. 5 years ago I went from driving to any store you could think of to little access to much of anything....quite the switch....but it's do able.

bearcountrygg - Tuesday Dec 24, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Up and ready to get started again today.........balance is off yet blood sugars are good....ears are both plugged so that is the cause......press on anyway....things to do and no reason to use this as an excuse to get lazy. 

Coffee so far and not hungry.  Working hard to break some very old bad habits......technically...habits are not really that hard to break....I just have to replace them with something else....something like actually DOING the thing I'm avoiding!!!! 

Maria7 on 12/24/2019:
Love your outlook on breaking old habits...and like you say, habits are not really so difficult to break if we have substitutes to replace them with. Old habits were what got me into trouble each time I would reach my goalweight in the past...yielding to the same temptations that had added weight to me before...eating at nite...comfort foods for stress...I have managed to finally eliminate some bad habits (a big one was totally eliminating potato chips and other salty snack foods like them from diet that were high-fat, too)...I still am working on ice cream and give in to that sometimes...Bread is a big temptation that I have managed to lower consumption of but still have a little bread some days...What are some habits that you are working on replacing? Btw, happy Christmas Eve.

bearcountrygg on 12/24/2019:
You are doing great Maria!!!! You are absolutely correct...we can't change by doing the same things that got us into trouble. I have some bad habits that just come too easy to me...like thinking I will restart tomorrow, laying things down with the idea I will take care of it later, fighting any kind of a schedule ( in the past...scheduling motivated me...in the later years...I have rebelled against it, Putting too much food on my plate and just eating it because it's there...I have a lot to work on!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/24/2019:
what!? what are you avoiding? i thought you weren't avoiding anything!?

bearcountrygg on 12/24/2019:
I can easily put things off when I should have just done them and gotten them over with.....any chores that I don't like......

Donkey on 12/24/2019:
I understand where you're coming from. Hope you have a good day!

bearcountrygg on 12/24/2019:
Thanks............just little things but little things pile up.

bearcountrygg - Monday Dec 23, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Sleep was spotty last night....got up at 5 and went back to bed an hour later.......sleepy again  so an afternoon nap will happen too...otherwise...feeling great.....getting things done and staying busy....still coming up with ideas for 2020.....will probably be adding a gratitude journal and self care times.......I'm thinking that pics will probably happen on the daily rather I get tired of doing them or not....so quitting won't be an option.  I also need to use up what we have around here and make it work.........probably won't be pretty pics...LOL....but I guess that isn't a prerequisite.  I will definately be counting calories as well as points...and will keep a running notebook of those.  I will also plan on a spending moratorium.......will buy food for D as well as perishables for both of us.....I plan to not buy any new clothes for myself....No need to buy something that I don't plan on wearing very long......I will use what is already on hand.  Will still buy for D as he needs.  I feel ready right now And I'm looking forward to January 1st. 

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/23/2019:
You sound so good, BCGG!

I love food pics, even if you are using up your food, i like to see what you are up to and eating :)

bearcountrygg on 12/23/2019:
I see 2020 as the year to expect more of myself......I'm looking forward to it! I love it when others post pics too!

Maria7 on 12/23/2019:
Good plan! Good goals! Wishing you and your Hubby a Merry Christmas and happy new year!

bearcountrygg on 12/23/2019:
Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too!

Donkey on 12/24/2019:
A gratitude journal - I like that :-)

bearcountrygg on 12/24/2019:
I've never done that before....and really don't know why.

bearcountrygg - Sunday Dec 22, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Looks like it will be a quiet Sunday.........Getting out a notebook and making a list of potential plans that can be incorporated in the new year.  I think I will possibly do things in stages....setsome goals...make a promise to myself that I do not have to enjoy it but I do need to do it anyway.  Anything worth doing is worth doing well so i need to work my way in to doing things automatically and then they will become habit.

I have never really set specific things to do at specific times with specific goals.......I have a planner waiting for January first and i will use it as a guidline for the year........no excuses, no changing plans...just following what i set out to do.

horn_of_plenty on 12/22/2019:
Once you start using the planner, you’ll have to share more about it with us :)

bearcountrygg on 12/22/2019:
I will....I'm counting on that to keep me in line!

bearcountrygg on 12/22/2019:
I ordered a new one that is hourly from Michaels...and I like the looks of it...I will also just keep a notebook for foods.....I'm looking forward to using it.

Donkey on 12/22/2019:
Key words "no changing plans" -- this is where I fall short.

bearcountrygg on 12/22/2019:
Me too....I give up on plans too quickly....that needs to stop for me.

Maria7 on 12/22/2019:
Like they say...'The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step'...

bearcountrygg on 12/22/2019:
Yes it does.......I will be giving more time to sticking with a plan next year...and less time looking for a new one.

bearcountrygg - Saturday Dec 21, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Up early again...the older I get...the happier I am to get up at 4:00 A.M. because I rarely go back to sleep again at that time.  We both had a cup of coffee and D had his breakfast and then we moved 4 pieces of furniture upstairs from the basement and I'm stoked.  I have been wanting these up here for a long time.  Luckily they all fit really well.  In moving 1 piece i found a lot of tablecloths that had belonged to my parentss...had no idea they were in there and of course only a month after I ordered a new one because I don't ave any big enough to fit our ddining room table.  Just another reason to begin focusing on the basement after the holidays.  I also found a really old world war 1 photo of my Grandfathers....that needs to find a home on a wall up here too. 

Not hungry yet but I think it will be some dinner lftovers....I never have a problem with eating dinner food for breakfast...in fact I think I just may like it better than breakfast foods that i find kind of bland. 

Not counting now until Jan 1st..........and then thinking that I need to get a lot more serious about what I eat........I need to decide and just stick with it...like it or not..........

I had a couple of very long phone calls with family yesterday....youngest son hasn't been feeling well.....and trying to get him to go to the doctor is about as hard as getting myself to go.........and now we worry about him and his wife that is already fighting a form of muscular dystrophy.  The other call was from one of D's sisters who is almost blind, an amputee and other serious health problems who is widowed and living alone and 2 years younger than me.  We had a good heart to heart and both came away feeling like we had a very good meaningful conversation.  But I came away with new worries that make me feel today like I need to keep busy and get things in order....which is what I do when i'm feeling helpless.....so be it.

I'm giving a lot of thought to what I want to achieve in 2020 and I noticed that my first thought was "can I do it?"....and then realized WHY I was questioning my abilities!  By questioning myself before even starting...I was giving myself an out and why would I want to do that? 

What if I set a program in place and then MADE myself do it????   Why is that such a difficult idea for me to process?  What if I did it rather I wanted to or not?  What if it became so routine that i did it without thinking and did not give myself any slack or even a choice for that matter.

My mindset makes me or breaks me........I need to make myself push on, when it's  difficult, when I don't want to anymore......I need to look at it as something I have to do...like it or not. 

I need to stay in my own lane and end up somewhere between 115 and 130 pounds by December 31, 2020

Edit...Happily surprised...Son called to say that he went to the walk in clinic this afternoon and they started him on antibiotics....so that makes us happy.......he missed a small Christmas party but didn't feel that he should expose anyone else to his germs either...so it worked out well....he just has had ear infections one after the other since birth and has been a tough bug to keep away for very long........we are happy he went...so sigh of relief here.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/21/2019:
how nice to discover old memories!!!

i read a story about someone who always had dinner for breakfast stating it had more nutrition and filled her up...

you are doing good, staying active!

bearcountrygg on 12/21/2019:
I'm feeling great!

Donkey on 12/21/2019:
While it's hard for me to get out of bed that early, I *do* love it when I get up early like that. For me it's 4:30am - I have more time for me in the mornings, and I love the peace of the early morning. So once I'm out of bed, it's great.

I love the idea of bringing items out to add to your decor, whether it's pictures or furniture. That's great!

It was brought to my attention that perhaps now is a good time to start thinking of 2020 goals. I confess that this hadn't even occurred to me to do yet. You ask a really good question that got me to thinking. Why do I not stick to a program or plan? Why do I let myself do that? I realize that's not exactly what your question was, but that is the question I have for myself.

bearcountrygg on 12/21/2019:
I think that between 4 and 5 A.M. in the morning and between 4 and 5 in the P.M. may be my 2 hours with the most energy...I seem to be driven during those times...huh...never realized that before....exactly 12 hours apart. I love to add new things that have a meaning...makes the house so much more personal.....I do think your thought was my question to myself....I start too often and then let myself slack off...I need to be tougher with myself and keep on until I reach a goal. I do get really wishy washy sometimes...I need to press on like it or not.....we are coming up to a good restart point....

Donkey on 12/21/2019:
And I'll start thinking of some 2020 goals for myself. :)

bearcountrygg on 12/21/2019:
Looking forward to hearing about your new year goals....great time to set some...!!!

bearcountrygg - Friday Dec 20, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Just feeling really good here lately......up at 4:00 A.M. and after my coffee got really productive and emptied a cabinet, washed down and replaced some of it...........I'm  liking the way it's all turning out.  Thankfully the 1 bedroom closet is picking up the slack...pretty unconventional to have a pantry in the bedroom...but I've gotta do what I gotta do.  It works and that is all I care about right now.

The bedroom pantry will need an overhaul now...LOL

Eating just is so less important to me when I stay busy all day........I guess that is how I had so many slim years....

No need to count anything right now so not doing that....although i will probably start again after the holidays justt for the fun of it.....fun may not be the right word...LOL

I would really like to be between  115 and 130 in 2020......will see how that goes.

Donkey on 12/20/2019:
I had a chuckle over your comment about the bedroom pantry needing to be cleaned out now, lol. Were you able to get rid of stuff in your kitchen as you were reorganizing?

It might be a good idea to track food every once in a while. I wish I had a food scale so that, from time to time, I could measure portions of certain foods.

bearcountrygg on 12/20/2019:
I did find a few things to toss....found a few things I forgot about...a few small appliances to test out to see if they still work...and some will get donated once I get that done.....found a lot of outdated food which I will concentrate on using up in the new year.......ALL of the top shelves are now empty.....and they will stay that way...how is it that cabinets with doors still let grease cling to everything in a kitchen and inside of cupboards??? UGH

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/20/2019:
yes, working hard and being focused with tasks def keeps the mind off food, especially if you are self-motivated on those tasks and 100% focused! i agree! also, taking care of kids uses SO MUCH ENERGY...i see my sister in the best shape of her life taking care of her 1 year old. she's constantly moving around and taking care of this boy and it keeps her mind off food.

bearcountrygg on 12/20/2019:
Busy is definately best!!! For sure.

innerpeace on 12/20/2019:
Cleaning out the pantry is a great idea. I found some sweetened condensed milk in my cabinet that expired in 2017. It didn't look quite right and I through this all away.

bearcountrygg on 12/20/2019:
Funny how we always find surprises when we clean out all that stuff that makes it's way to the back......My shopping is definatly going tom slow down until this stuff is gone...tiem to get creative.

bearcountrygg - Thursday Dec 19, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

Rearranging my time has made a huge difference for me.  Putting my time where it makes the best impact on my happiness and life makes a lot more sense than wasting it on things that really have no impact on my happiness has been a good lesson.

I spent a big part of yesterday rearranging the kitchen to just work better ( it had mainly been the same as D had set it up for a hunting camp years ago and never has worked well for me)..............but I cook differently than he does.....he can reach higher shelves than I can......he cooks with cast iron pans and they are way too heavy for me.   This kitchen is small....so small appliances are moving to a closet out of the kitchen.......right now i can't reach them without a 4 step ladder........taking them out of the room and putting them somewhere that I can easily reach will make using them a lot easier for me. 

I had no imput in how this kitchen was designed and I'm uncomfortable with it.....not a kitchen built for ease of cooking but that doesn't mean that I can't make it better without a total rip out and redo......I'm on a mission.

I admit to being a bit snippy with D right now.......frustration is in the air....but it will pass when I get this done......hopefully today.  I'm  really now realizing how posessive I have been over the last 53 years when it comes to my kitchens........I had always been in control of that part of the house and had never had any opposition on how it was run.......and I'm now on a mission. 

Breakfast for me was toasted bagel and PB with coffee....D had his usual breakfast cooked in cast iron...he truly is a creature of habit and his cast iron cookware will stay where it is for his convenience....and now back to work.

Emptying cabinets, scrubbing them out and refilling in a different way and I like it.


Donkey on 12/19/2019:
My kitchen was designed by someone tall, too. I understand your frustration. I bet it's kind of fun to reorganize. It's like getting a new kitchen without having to go through the mess and cost of remodeling.

Glad you have time to drop in here. I missed your insights and updates last week.

bearcountrygg on 12/19/2019:
I'm having a lot of fun...and contemplating just leaving the 2 top shelves empty........things just never get used up there......AND THANK you for the error I made in the old house made new again addy yesterday....you were exactly right....I fixed it...it didn't turn blue but now you can copy and past into the addy bar and it goes right to it.......Thank you for noticing my error.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2019:
rearranging things also makes me smile, especially if i gain extra space from it or throw out unnecessary things :)

you will smile when the cabinets are cleaned!

bearcountrygg on 12/19/2019:
I am already smiling...I'm loving the change...not to mention emptying a cabinet and scrubbing it down just makes me so happy...boy and I simple...LOL

bearcountrygg - Wednesday Dec 18, 2019
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Weight: 0.0

After taking an internet break of sorts ( just a limited amount each day)......and creating some new habits over the last 6 days I'm feeling energized and feeling a lot more productive.  Sitting at the computer was consuming my days and becoming a habit that I was having trouble breaking. 

I cut back on Facebook posts but scanned it daily.  I read here daily to keep up with everyone..........and made some changes that get me off my butt and on my feet more.  Email is an ongoing thing so had to keep up with that...as well as a few other necessities....but I made a lot of cuts and I'm fine with it.

I had cancelled my Weight Watchers subscription ( this has happened many times over the last few years)......and D finally voiced his opinion about that....he suggested that I just plan on being a WW member forever.....he was totally onboard...he didn't care if I followed the plan day to day or not but he did feel that rather I was actually doing the program or not that I got a lot of enjoyment from it here and there so I should just keep it up and use it  when I wanted to......so I once again for the millionth time...joined and it will just be there in the background off and on and I will use it at will...he felt that it was $20.00 a month well spent......I thought I was saving money by quitting but he pointed out that he gets lots of magazine subscriptions and I don't...so he felt I got something out of it....so be  it....there it is...some days I count points...some days I don't...but it also gives calories so I guess it's a win/win. 

I do feel like I am making better use of my time now.  I'm not letting so much of it slip away doing things that really don't matter in the whole scheme of things......I've set some personal standards that I'm enjoying a lot. 

I often get into ruts that seem to lead me to more ruts....LOL......BUT...digging myself out of them is fun too.....and I'm having fun right now digging out. 

Recently we found out that the house we built 40 years ago and had lived in for 32 years....had been remodeled over the last year and was sold in October.  He bought it as a single guy and he is still single...and while living in it for 8 years he decided to bring it up to date and what an amazing redo he did.  D and I have been pouring over the pictures of what he has done with it......what fun we have had reminising over that for the last few hours......he did an amazing job with it......I will see if I can get a addy for that and post it if I can...in case anyone is interested.


I think I need a lesson on how to copy and paste here....it wouldn't let me so I typed it in.

But I will say that we are super impressed with what our buyer did with it.




innerpeace on 12/18/2019:
I couldn't get your link to work. I am glad to see you're back, but I understand trying to limit screen time. In November I quit playing Candy Crush and I know I have saved at least two hours a day.

bearcountrygg on 12/18/2019:
I couldn't get copy and paste to work here.....so it wouldn't highlight......but when I copy and paste what I typed in it takes me to a site to click.......I needed to be away from the computer lately....it has become quite an obsession of mine and getting other things done was getting put aside.....I will keep trying to get it to highlight.

happy-1 on 12/18/2019:
Missed you!!!! I think he is right and you should just plan to keep doing it. Self care makes a big difference in what you can do for both of you.

bearcountrygg on 12/18/2019:
I missed you guys too...but I read what you guess were up to those days.

Donkey on 12/19/2019:
Maybe the link didn't work because you have a comma after the WWW instead of a dot.

I guess it would be fun to see the changes made to your old house. Memories!

bearcountrygg on 12/19/2019:
DONKEY>>>THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.........It didn't turn blue but if you copy and paste into the address line now it does take you right to it!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2019:
my parents had a house for many years...like around 20-25 years they lived in this particular one. and the buyers totally changed the outside and it, too, looks so beautiful now. it's interesting to see the positive changes people make to their homes.

bearcountrygg on 12/19/2019:
It is fun...we built it in 1977 and it was a total 70's house...orange counter tops... fake stained glass light fixtures.....blue, yellow and brown bathroom fixtures....sooo 70's...and we never did remodel it.....but the new guy really did a beautiful job on it...he knocked out some walls, the kitchen now is a lot smaller and he took a big part of what was our whole kitchen and turned it into a snack bar, and coolers etc......he knocked down the wall between the laundry room and the master bath and made it into one room.....very interesting...D and I agree...he is a lot more creative then we would ever have been and we love what he did. The guy is still single and it was too big for him and we all talked about that at the time but I think he had already planned to update it then....but we have had fun seeing what he did with it for sure. I'm sure your family did too.

innerpeace on 12/19/2019:
Link works. What a stunning, stunning home! It is beautiful. I would just want an exhaust somehow over the kitchen stove and I always say if I redo my bathroom I am installing a bidet! Thanks for sharing.

bearcountrygg on 12/19/2019:
I agree...there are a few things he didn't think about being a single guy like bathroom cabinets with doors...and you are right...no exhaust fan in kitchen....he took risks and made choices that D and I would never have thought of......it really did surprise us though!

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