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susie09
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Yes I am being snoopy, so tell me...what do you do when you aren't here?


Enquiring minds want to know LOL

New Flower
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Working and walking, hiking, and cooking, talking with family and friends, watching movies and shows, traveling and reading laughing and crying, e-mailing and tweeting whine for longer days 24 hours is not enough

sdukowitz
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Facebook, of course! Also spend lots of time outside in the summer ... it barely gets dark all night here! I still do sub teaching and volunteer work, camping , fishing, walking, reading and downhill skiing in winter I love taking ski lessons but decided not to try snowboarding ! Tourists are all here during fishing season in June and July ... nothing better than Alaskan salmon! Cancer stuff stays only on this board as family support is totally different than survivor support usually Anxious to hear others hobbies and interests ....... Sue D

MAJW
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I am undergoing chemo again, every 2 weeks so when I feel up to it I paint....watercolors and oils...haven't done much lately....seems that just when I start to feel better it's time for another infusion....but I do what I feel up to....I also love to read...

Hugs, Nancy

disneyfan2008
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Disney as much as I can. But daily watch my grandsons (7 & 5 yrs ) my 2nd full time job with NO pay. They live with us/ mom works evenings..so I do speech lessons, baseball, birthday parties, home work etc etc 5 nights a week. (Pick up from 2 diff day cares daily)

but HOBBIES: when I can camp, walk, waterski, bike PLAN vacations...love to plan!

Denise

disneyfan2008
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also we go to the movies every Sat...

Denise

disneyfan2008
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also we go to the movies every Sat...

Denise

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salls41
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Facebook~especially WORDS. Cooking, crochet, and anytime I cans spend time with family!

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missrenee
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shopping, reading, crosswords, old movies, a few reality shows (of which I'm embarrassed to disclose the names!), baking, cooking, spending time with family and friends, swimming in our pool with my husband and Vizsla!

Hugs, Renee

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I can't tell you everything or I might get arrested. LOL

I love being outside! I spend a lot of time working in my flower gardens. I have so many now that it is hard to keep up with them. I keep threatening my husband that we may have to hire a gardener to help me. His reply is " We may have to get rid of some of the flowers.". I didn't laugh....

We both actually work hard outside as we live on several acres and there is always something to do, but, we enjoy being together doing anything, even work.

I love to shop and always have so much fun going with my girlfriends and even my husband. Lunch is always on the list besides the power shopping. LOL

There are so many things I enjoy, but like I said above..I don't want to get arrested by disclosing too much on this site. :)~

Sue :)

New Flower
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Sue,
Well, we do not want you to get arrested, however really need to learn everything about your illegal activities at very secret place!
As much as we have been guessing, still cannot figure it out. Keep intriguing us. I love the game.

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New Flower, if I told you, it could be dangerous for you too, so, I can't divulge anymore information right now. lol

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spending time with my hubby, friends and family. Since the weather is nice now, I am outside a lot in my gardens too, or, just sitting on the patio soaking up some sun.

We love to have people over for cookouts, so, we do that a lot. Nothing better than good friends, good food and lots of laughs.

I love to cook, so, I get a lot of magazines and am always searching for new recipes to try. I don't like sweets that much, so, I don't bake a lot unless my hubby is wanting something.

Great post Susie!

disneyfan2008
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love words....if need another player send me request...

Denise (Engish wrisley on FB)

survivorbc09
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Time with my husband and friends is precious. I garden too and am really enjoying this beautiful summer weather.

I read, but, not as much as I would like to. I am always looking for suggestions on any good book.

We go boating and swimming at the lake and have always enjoyed that.

Jan

eihtak
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Changes often...(still lots of doc appointments) and caregiver for sick husband, but always have time for family! Five kids and six grandkids some temporarily living with us. I also help sister-in-law at her boutique when time allows...fun, fun,...if ever in Milwaukee check out Bangles-n-Bags Boutiques (little plug there sorry, but it is way cool and she makes nice donations on the behalf of breast cancer as her sister is also a survivor). I love to be outside so do some gardening, walks, yard work, kid stuff at the park/beach. I also do yoga, and like to still think I'm the dance major I was 35yrs ago and so I dance (at home). I spend too much time worrying about my future but am working on that!

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Hi Susie09,

I enjoy going to church (sing on choir), spending time with family & friends, go to the local tavern(I now only drink fruit juice and ginger ale til chemo is over). reading, watching cable (love TBN),Trauma in ER, cartoons,crime shows, comedies. Facebook, FB games on Zynga: Cityville, hidden chronicles, words with friends,slingo, angry birds on phone. I love daytrips, theatre, going out to eat. bar-b-que. Will be doing arts & crafts at chemo. I may suggest starting a bookclub with your old books you no longer want. Yes, I read just that much. Reading is my way of a temporary escape. I might get on Twitter at some point.

Peace,Blessings, & Hugs,
Stacey

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spend time with family and friends, sew a little, cross stitch, go to Nevada and play, watch tv, go to rodeo's, go to California to see friends and family, I love fishing, only like to shop if I am going to buy something. I have been on weekly chemo for so long though, that a lot of my time is spent sleeping!

But when I am feeling good, I like to go, go, go.

What about you? You always ask these fun questions, but never let us know anything about you!!

Carol

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susie09
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Since Carol is twisting my arm ( lol ) I will fill you in on some of what I do. As some of you might know or remember, I am very involved in raising money to help with buying clothes for the homeless which keeps me very busy. I have so many good hearted people that help, but, it seems there is always something for me to do. I love doing it! It makes me feel good to help out others that are less fortunate than I am, and, they are always so grateful. I spend a lot of time on the phone with generous people that simply need me or someone to come to their home to pick up items that they've bought to donate. ( good thing I like to talk on the phone )

I also garden like so many of you, flowers and a vegetable garden. We already have tomatoes on our plants ( not quite ready ) and can't wait for that first one on a BLT! Yum!

I love to paint, so, I am always painting something around here, inside or outside. I also help my friends out to paint rooms that they are redoing. I must do a good job because they keep calling me back. lol And, I usually get rewarded with a luncheon date or a bbq at their house for my hubby and myself.

My hubby and I walk a lot of evenings and just sit outside and take it all in. We also go riding a lot on his Harley which we have always loved!

I just try to enjoy anything and everything, so, I am always open to whatever is there.

I could keep on writing, but, I don't want this post to get tooooooooo long. lol

HUGS!

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CypressCynthia
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Susie, you are the best! I just love you :-)

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susie09
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Awww thanks CC! Love you right back!

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Alexis F
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Now we know more about YOU Susie! It is about time since you always ask questions but never answer them. LOL

Hugs, Lex

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Yes you do, but only because like I wrote, Carol twisted my arm. hehe

Rague
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Carol -

When you say 'go to Nevada and play' - are you referring to the 'one armed bandits' or 'tables'? I love the penny slots - I'm. "Big time spender' - we went to Deadwood (SD) after the Crazy Horse Volksmarch on Sat. We were supposed to go fishing but as Hubby decided he wanted the all you can 'pig out on' crab claws at the Silverado so we went. He won't play but likes to sit and watch people so he gave me $20 to 'blow' and I did on the penny ones in about 2 hrs. They have 'online casinos' on almost evey corner here in town but I will not go in them - think it would be way to easy to get addicted to them. As I see it though, when we do actually go to Deadwood (2 or 3 times a year) if I 'blow' $20 or $30 having fun - that's really no different than going to a movie or bowling or whatever.

Wi8nyan - The Power Within

Susan

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I love the penny and the keno machines, but most of all, I like going because when I am there, I don't have cancer:)) I get so into hitting those bonus's that it keeps my mind off of everything else. Sometimes I have been really lucky, other times not, but I play the minimum to make my money last longer!

I enjoy that every so often so much more than going out to dinner or the movies. It is about an hour and a half from here and there are a bunch of us girls, or I go once a month with my ex, but that drive gives us time to catch up. I think I enjoy that part as much as playing, but the deal is, when I go with the girls, we don't talk about my cancer. I have a wheelchair which allows me to get around the casino, and we usually get a room. It is my mental break!

Carol

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I am still reading all of the posts and really enjoy learning more about my pink sisters. I love this post Susie!

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I love to read and that has saved me lately, when I haven't been able to garden (love that too). Just finished Alice Hoffman's "The Dovekeepers." Has anyone else read it? I thoroughly enjoyed it. Like Carol, I read most anything, but I prefer fiction.

Thanks for a fun thread!

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I haven't read it yet, but, have heard about it.

New Flower
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Sue/ Ritzy
Curiosity is my problem

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SIROD
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I like Alice Hoffman and read many of her books. I will look for it this summer at our public library, it sounds like a great read.

Doris

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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I seem to spend lots of time running my kids here and there, ballet, football, school, friends...I'm a reader too, mostly fiction. CC I will look for your recommendation. I also love to explore museums (history, art, science, etc) and just hang with family and friends.

Thanks for starting this, I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments.

Hugs,

Linda

disneyfan2008
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as hard as it is running them worse when driving and then worry about them even more...

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susie09
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I am really enjoying reading everyone's responses too! It lets us know a little more about our pink sisters.

Praying for you Linda!

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I love to read and I teach reading. CC, a friend just sent me The Dovekeepers, but I have the Buddha in the Attic to read first (I'm in a book club). I too love to garden (you will know us by our fingernails), swim, bike, and practice Yoga. I love summer vacation! xoxoxo Lynn

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I have to say my number one is spending time with my grands (Kira 4 / Cole 2). I never seem to get enough of them. Kira says I'm her best friend....just melts my heart!

Love to read but don't read as much as I used to....due to FaceBook of course.

I'm addicted to the games Flowerz on MSN.games. I have to play it at least once a day!

Hugs, Debi

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I love to spend time with my family and friends I also I look forward to my Monday night women group at church....did I mention i'm addicted to words with friends..hehe

madsters1
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What do I do when I'm not here? Hmm... let me see.
Well, God has blessed us with four kids. Two are way grown and married. And two came along later by adoption. A son, adopted at birth who is now twelve. Can't believe that. And a daughter who we adopted two years ago at the age of five. THAT'S been interesting! They keep me really busy,especially in the summer.
Aside from taking care of home and family, I LOVE to cook. I also do quite a bit of writing. I'm starting a writing class soon. May have to wait til the kids go back to school. We have a little veggie garden which isn't exactly flourishing here on the surface of the sun (southern Arizona :) Our family enjoys camping and fishing, going to movies, swap meets and yard sales and many church functions. We play board games and cards together all the time. We also like to do crafts. Well, me and my daughter do. The guys not so much. lol
So, with still having a family, I'm busy and tired but very blessed.

disneyfan2008
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REconnected with 3 friends from Kindergarten to 12th after 30+ years. We go out once a month for GNO (girls night out) We consider it Free Therapy!

all do to FB and reunion!

Denise

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Double Whammy
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I love learning new things, anything to do with textiles, sewing and decorating, love to cook, and I love to read. I fill my days with all of those activities. I also volunteer as a peer navigator for newly diagnosed cancer patients (giving back).

I'm pooped but happy

Suzanne

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sea60
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It's nice to take these little "breaks" from the world of cancer.

Yup, FB is on the list, BUT, my passion is being "Mo Mo" to my 2 favorite little guys. Who would have thought that playing cars on the floor, watching Toy Story for the 100th time and having popsicle parties would be the best thing!

Enjoy breaking bread with family & friends, walks, baking and road trips.

Unfortunately, I work in a large corporate company and have quite a few friends that have been diagnosed. When I was diagnosed, I recieved a basket of goodies from my friends. It felt so special to open up cards, notes & gifts of inspiration. Since then, I have put together "love boxes" for people that I know that have been diagnosed. I hope it's as special to them as it was to me.

The latest one is my own beautiful cousin, Stayce who lives in Germany, diagnosed 2 months ago. It's bittersweet. Although I love putting them together to help them, I've made way too many :(

Hugs,

Sylvia

Nana C.
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I love the idea of the "love Boxes"! Would you mind sharing what you put in the boxes. I would love to start doing that.

Thanks
Nana C.

gagee
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So what and how do you do the love boxes? Sounds like fun and will make someone happy. Please let me know if you have the time.
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Diana ( menifee)

gagee
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So what and how do you do the love boxes? Sounds like fun and will make someone happy. Please let me know if you have the time.
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Diana ( menifee)

gagee
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So what and how do you do the love boxes? Sounds like fun and will make someone happy. Please let me know if you have the time.
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Diana ( menifee)

gagee
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So what and how do you do the love boxes? Sounds like fun and will make someone happy. Please let me know if you have the time.
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Diana ( menifee)

gagee
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Would love to know how you make them. If you have time please let me know. I know people with would love to receive sorting like that. Thank You,

Diana (menifee)

gagee
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Would love to know how you make them. If you have time please let me know. I know people with would love to receive sorting like that. Thank You,

Diana (menifee)

gagee
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Tried to post this twice before and hope it doesn't go on 3 times. If you could let me know how to start them. Thank You,
Diana (menifee)

Pink Rose
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I really like this idea of love boxes too. It's not only a very sweet and generous idea, but, I am sure whomever receives one has a big smile on their face afterwords.

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I use to have a very active life not so many years ago.

Once upon a time, I was an avid gardener. Not only with my own gardens but it included some historical gardens. At this time of the year, I would be so busy with all the planting. My real love was flower and herb gardens. I did have a vegetable one when my children were young and was married.

I use to go dancing, swimming (local pool), walked every day (2-3 miles), and travelled. I loved going to museums, historical homes & gardens, and etc. I loved going to plays and in the summer, I made certain to see every local one.

Today, I work and that so exhaust me, that when I come home, I crash. I do what needs to be done at home. I can't walk without a lot of pain with the PTTD, bones spurs behind both knee caps and I am out of breath just doing absolutely nothing.

Reading both nonfiction and fiction books keeps me sane.

Doris

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SIROD
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Thank you for posting this, it is nice to read what other people do.

I have enjoyed this thread a lot.

Doris

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