Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Hello and Up Date

Ok I am getting too old for this moving and packing stuff lol!  I am living in a sea of boxes.



We close this coming Friday on Junk Chic Cottage and will be moving in with my daughter and SIL and granddaughter Abby short term.  Hoping the month of February will bring us to a new nest and getting settled in our own place soon.


I wanted to share the new Somerset Home Magazine that just came out.  They have some of Junk Chic Cottage feature in this new release.



They featured my nordic chair in their "looking in" feature.

Also did some of my bedroom decor in the  feature too.


I like Somerset Homes Magazine they always feature a fun amount of DIY's and I find new creative bloggers to follow too.


Look at these cute DIY hangers that are featured.

Loved these stenciled DIY his and hers hangers.  Thinking these might be cute to make when I get settled into a new nest.

Well just wanted to pop up and say Hi.  I miss all of you.  I hope to be back to blogging soon.  Just trying to finish out this leg of the new journey with getting moved.

Have a wonderful rest of the week end.
Hugs,
Kris
:)

88 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the features, so well deserved. Good luck with finishing up the move and hopefully you will have a permanent nest to start on soon.

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  2. Congrats on the feature and I hope you find a new home soon. Miss your lovely posts!

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  3. Congratulations, jipppiiiiiiajeeeeeeeeeeeej. And i wish you the best for your future!

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  4. How neat! Congratulations! I saw that magazine for the first time in a checkout at Michaels, but didn't have time to look through it, because their line moved faster than their normal. :) I didn't know they had a "home" magazine too. Packing is so much work. I remember I packed what I wanted most first, and so on, and what was left was donated. It's quite an ordeal. The magazine feature is a treat for you. xoxo Su

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  5. I know you can't wait to have all of this bad stuff behind you! I'm so impatient and I would be going crazy if this was happening to me. At least you have your health and a roof over your head. I guess that's more than some people have. I hope 2016 is YOUR year! Congrats on being featured in that magazine too!

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  6. Good luck on your move. I'll be doing the same in a few months (hopefully) and have started packing up some things already. I heard that our Fire Chief here in Elmhurst is retiring at the end of February and thought of you. Your husband may already know about the open position.

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  7. I love the features, Kris~ so fun to see your pictures in print! Oh, those boxes, that doesn't look very fun at all. I hope you guys get settled very quickly and in the meantime, enjoy Abby! How fun to have so many sleepovers with grandma!

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  8. Moving does seem to get harder and harder as we get older. I hope you are settled in a new home of your own soon. Congratulations on the well deserved features. xo Laura

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  9. I'm so glad to hear an update. I am sure all the packing is daunting but just imagine the fun you will have when you open all those boxes and get to "discover" your treasures all over again!

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  10. Oh Kris - CONGRATULATIIONS on being published - you're a star!
    Everything you do is inspiring - love the chair!
    I wish we could get that mag here - I subscribed to Somerset Life for a few years - it was so expensive though - I felt guilty.
    I put that money towards ny annual France trips to see my three granddaughters!

    Packing up and cleaning is the worst part of moving - hang in there chickadee - I just know there's another little house waiting for you to find it and make into new Kris and Terry home!


    We all miss you too!
    Love and hugs
    Shane xxx

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  11. Kris,
    Ahh but the unpacking when you find your new home will be fun! Congrats on your latest feature and soooo can't wait to see your "décor crazy" (you crack me up calling it that) in your future home. Sending my love,
    Vera

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  12. Yay! So happy to see a post from your today. Congratulations on the magazine, Kris! So well deserved. Hang in there with the move. Thinking of you and praying you find the next step in your journey soon.

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  13. Congrats on your magazine features! So happy for you, Kris!
    I know exactly what you mean about feeling too old for packing and moving...it takes a toll!
    Mary Alice

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  14. We are thinking of moving to CO - but the very thought of packing gives me great anxiety! Kris - you are so talented and such a giving woman. I just know your new home will be gorgeous. May the Lord Bless you both - Hugs, Patti

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  15. Moving is no fun, of that I speak with great experience, having done that this past summer, and the sight of those boxes does make me shudder a bit! I do hope that you will be able to make it through as best possible this season of change! Enjoy the time with your daughter and granddaughter, and I will be praying your move ends soon! :)

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  16. Hi Kris..
    It's so nice to hear from you and know how you're doing! I've been thinking of you wanting to e-mail. Partly because I picked up the autumn issue of Somerset Life ..annnd... :) I found the most wonderful feature of your lovely home! And I thought it was so special to have all of that creativity and warmth captured in a magazine ..Forever.. and now, here you are. Featured again! Congratulations, sweet friend! A bit of cheer for you, I hope. You're still in my prayers.. I'm sorry that this is taking so long. I'm sure that God has a very special plan for you both. But being in limbo and waiting for so long must be very discouraging and frustrating. I'm glad that the packing is coming a long. It's just plain, hard work. These will be special memories that you make during this season of staying with your sweet family. Best wishes and prayers for tying up all the loose ends. I'll be in touch.

    Blessings and hugs to you,
    Tamara <3

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  17. Hi Kris. I've been wondering about you. Whatever comes next, I hope it's a wonderful adventure!

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  18. Congratulations !! Been thinking of you... went antiquing and you were on my shoulder looking in. :)
    Here's to your new adventure.
    Hugs, Gee

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  19. Congratulations on the feature in such a beautiful magazine. So many ideas for when you get settled in your new home.

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  20. Congratulations on the feature in such a beautiful magazine. So many ideas for when you get settled in your new home.

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  21. Oh my sweet Kris...so glad to have this up date. You have been on my mind for a long time. I am glad you'll be with your family for now. Hug Abby for us. I am sending hugs to you and Terry. Blessings to all, love you guys, Susie

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  22. Oh I liked seeing your beautiful things in the Somerset Home magazine
    Just think all your treasures are waiting to be unpacked in a new home soon

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  23. I do not envy all the work involved in moving. Beautiful features. Somerset magazines are some of my favorites. Unfortunately Our BAM does not get Home :>(((

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  24. Kris,
    CONGRATS on your feature! Wishing you all the best while you are looking for your new nest.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. Well isn't that just the perfect way to exit your old home?! Congratulations on your well-deserved feature.

    Hope your new home will bring you as much joy as this one did. xox

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  26. Thanks for the update..hoping that February brings hubby a new job and a new home for you! Cool that you are in another magazine!
    warmly,
    deb

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  27. Kris, thanks for the update and congradulations on yet another magazine feature. Packing can be so daunting especially if your heart isn't 100% behind it. So glad you will be able to spend time with your daughter in this transition phase. So glad you found enough time to give an update.

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  28. Hi,
    Thank you for the update. :-) I am glad all is going well.
    Yippee on the feature. That is great. A special memory as well.
    Sending a big HUG!
    Carla

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  29. So good to hear from you, Kris!! Thinking of you and sending you big hugs - miss you here in Blogland!! xoxo

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  30. I was thinking yesterday, you must be getting close to Move Date....fun to see you already thinking ahead. My kids moved in here for almost 3 months with the baby a year ago ---and it was the best---even though we were piled on top of each other---so enjoy the fun. Sandi

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  31. Hi Kris,
    I love that magazine and that is so amazing that some of your Junk Chic Cottage has been featured in there!! Your decorating is so beautiful I can see why and I can't wait to pick up that copy of the magazine!!
    Those hangers and powder room hooks are really pretty!
    Good luck this coming week with your move and closing!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  32. I thought of you this week when a few photos of your cottage showed up on my Pinterest feed. Even though you're leaving your home behind, you'll have your blog photos and magazine features forever. Congrats on another feature, Kris!! I know your family will treasure the time you spend with them in their home as you transition to the next phase of your life. I know good things are coming your way in the new year, and I look forward to following along. Sending you a great big hug!
    xo, Vickie

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  33. Congrats girl! Seeing this feature should cheer your days ahead of you and something to look forward to when you unpack in a new junk chic cottage.

    New beginnings are the best at any tired age :)

    See you soon dear.

    Xx
    Dore

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  34. KRIS! This is amazing! Congratulations!!!! I wish you success in finding just the right nest for you. May the early months of 2016 unspool into happy, unexpected surprises for you. Much love my friend, and your photos of the cottage look wonderful in this publication!!!! Anita

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  35. Hi Kris! I was so happy to see your post in my email box. Congrats on the magazine photos. When you get your new home you will be on the front cover of all the mags, because you will have stored up so many wonderful ideas! Well, your almost through the move, enjoy your time staying with family. Your in my prayers. xx Jo

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  36. Congratulations on the features, Kris. I agree with Anita, the photos of the cottage look wonderful. Moving is a pain, but soon you'll be enjoying time with your daughter and SIL, and loving on Abby. That will perk you up, my friend. And then the quest for the nest! It will come and it will be wonderful. Hugs, Nancy

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  37. We miss you and are thinking about you! I'm so sorry you're going to have to move twice. Congrats on the magazine feature.
    Brenda

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  38. Congrats on the well deserved features! How neat that must be to see your home in a magazine! I hope you find just the right nest soon. I know you've got to be so tired of packing and moving. Bless your heart. xoxo

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  39. Congratulations on your feature. I hope you'll find your new cottage soon, but I understand it's important also to take your time to find the right one for you.

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  40. Not doing blogging right now but this popped up and I knew you had taken an extended blogging break---so was glad to see you post an update for everyone. You know I have you and Terry both in my prayers-that life settles down for you soon. xo Diana
    ps. Can't wait to see the Somerset issue. I love that magazine.

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  41. Packing is high on a list of things NOT to want to do...congrats on your features in Somerset! Hope moving goes well for the both of you and you'll be finding you forever home soon!

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  42. I moved a year ago and hated all the packing and sorting and decisions to make. I hope I do not have to move ever again. Unless I win the lottery, and then would pay for it all to be done!

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  43. Be careful. I still have flares with inflamed abdominal muscles that I pulled during our move. Blessings on your my friend. Thoughts and prayers.

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  44. We've missed you! I know packing is not fun, but that magazine sure is!

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  45. I so feel your pain of a sea of boxes.
    We move into our new home on Thursday!
    Cannot wait to see where your new nest will be !!
    Hopefully by Summer we will both be settled in.

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  46. Oh, Kris...this part of your journey is almost over. Glad to hear that you'll be bunking in with family until you know what direction you guys are going. I bet Abby is thrilled. <3
    I'm thinking that your sweet cottage will be featured for a long time to come. JCC will live on forever.
    xoxo, T.

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  47. Hi girl! Hang n there! Hubby and I did the major move two years ago and we are all about the same age! Not easy but exciting and well worth it!! Just think! A whole new house to decorate!

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  48. I certainly don't envy you your work right now. I pray it will be for the better. I think I might have to look for the Home magazine. I love it when bloggers pass on this kind of information. Thanks.
    *Smiles*

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  49. I hope your move goes well. I hope you will be in a wonderful new nest soon. Congratulations on the features.

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  50. Kris, that packing stuff is hard work for sure! Congrats on being featured. Love those hangers also! Best of luck, hope everything comes together wonderfully!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  51. Congratulations on the deserved feature! Good luck for your new home
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  52. Congrats Kris!...Now how many magazine features does that make?!!!...And good luck on the move!...Thinking of you!

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  53. I've missed yuo Kris! Thanks for the update and good luck with the final close and move! ;)

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  54. Congrats on the Somerset Home feature, Kris! They are one of my favorites, too! Hope you get everything moved and settle in at your daughters soon...and that your plans come together just as you hope! xoxo

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  55. Congratulations on the Somerset Home feature Kris!! Sure missing you & your decor crazy...lol.

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  56. Hi Kris. Glad to hear about your short term living arrangements. The kids and grands will be happy to have you. Congrats on the magazine feature. Junk Chic Cottage will live on! and you will be making another beautiful home soon. Look forward to hearing updates soon..Happy Week and on and on..Judy

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  57. So good to hear from you Kris! I've been wondering how the move has been going and was going to drop you an email to ask. Congratulations on the magazine feature - well deserved and a great way to preserve memories from your well loved nest! Hope the move goes smoothly and all that snow you've been having doesn't hamper the the move.
    Hugs from Canada
    Marie

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  58. Nice to catch up with you Kris. Can't wait to see your New home.
    Hugs~

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  59. Congrats on the magazine feature! Good luck with the move. I hope you find your new home quickly.

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  60. Congratulations on Somerset Home feature! Enjoy your sweet little granddaughter while you await your new home :)

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  61. Congrats Kris! Good luck with the move. Everything will fall into place!

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  62. Hey Kris! Congrats on the feature. That's so wonderful!

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  63. Hi Kris, I know the packing is a lot of work. Looks like you are well organized.
    Congrats on the features. Home looks to be a special magazine.
    Have a great week. Hugs

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  64. We ALL miss you.

    I will head over to Barnes and Noble to look for a copy of Somerset. I could subscribe to almost every single one of their magazines.

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  65. I love Somerset magazine too! I have to get the new issue to see your fabulous article. Good luck with the move!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  66. How absolutely fabulous Kris! What a way to have this next journey be celebrated by having your sweet home photos featured in Somerset Home edition while you are packing up the "cottage"!! Life has such a funny way of getting just what we need...when we need it!!! We'll talk soon...we are right there with you during ALL of this! xoxo

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  67. Congratulations on the feature! I hope all goes well with the move and that some answers come your way very soon! Being settled in body also helps us be settled in spirit! Love and hugs to you sweet friend..keep me posted!

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  68. Good luck Chris. I sure do miss you!! Prayers and hugs

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  69. Good luck Chris. I sure do miss you!! Prayers and hugs

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  70. Kris, I've thought about you all week long! I hope everything went well yesterday and that you were able to get everything wrapped up without too many headaches. (There's a reason I haven't moved in 20 years...LOL) I'm guessing that Miss Abby will love the extra attention she is bound to get from both of you. Please keep us posted...even if it's just ordinary life--I miss you!

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  71. Thinking of you and hoping all is going well.
    Much love,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you Lin. All is going well. We closed on our home and now are settling in with my daughter and SIL and Granddaughter. Hoping we get some news on a job soon so we can plan where our next "nest" will be. Hope to be back to blogging soon. Thanks for your kind words today.
      Kris

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  72. Oh Kris, I miss you so much and I am praying that Terry will find a wonderful job. One that he will be appreciated at.
    Abby will love having her grandma and granddad close.
    Please take care of yourself and let us hear from you.
    Sending lots of hugs your way.
    Mary

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  73. Congratulations to you...so exciting!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  74. Congratulations on another magazine piece, Kris! People know a beautiful home when they see one! How fun to already be thinking of new ideas for a new place.
    Smooches.
    Debbie
    xo

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  75. So awesome to be featured in the magazine...you have about the cutest house and it deserves to be in a great magazine.
    Good luck on the move...I live with boxes for awhile and at first, I thought, Oops, I am going crazy...then, when I'd remember our new place, I didn't mind the boxes so much.
    Good luck and hoping your sweetheart finds work soon;.

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  76. HI Kris and congratulations on the feature. I do pray all will work out and your hubby will find the right job in the right place. God bless you with this new adventure. He'll take care of you and I'll miss you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  77. How coolish is that to be featured..I would me totally beyond thrilled.. I bet you are too. Glad you are hanging in there in the mist of displacement.. super glad you are with family while you go through all the changes that selling a home and moving puts on one...All the best!!
    Keep in touch!
    Hugs

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  79. You have such a sweet side because I linger like.
    Greetings from the wet humid Germany
    Antje

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  80. Hi Kris. Just stopping by to say hi. How's it going?

    Stacey :)

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  81. Hi Kris,
    I'm happy that things are going along well for you. Yes, moving is very stressful but I'm sure you are already thinking about decorating your new Junk Chic Cottage. Also, thanks for stopping by to see me.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  82. Each person should have basic items hanging on their wooden hangers, they never go out of style and are always valid. For example, for women in their Hangers direct to have a nice shirt of white color and a pair of jeans or black trousers is always advisable because they take out us of trouble in any occasion. These items, combined with various types of accessories always look good.

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  83. Thanks for the update. I can't wait to see what you create in your next space. It will be charming, creative, and beautiful! But in the meantime, you get to spend time with your family which is a nice blessing!

    Congratulations on your feature. I will see if I can find the magazine at our local bookstore. :)

    I know how stressful moving is, but I know you'll find a way to enjoy rather than worry!

    xo,
    RJ

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  84. ...just sticking my head in the door to see how things are going for you two.
    xoxo

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  85. Hi Kris, just stopping by to say hello and hope that all is going well. Been missing you!! Sending Hugs!

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  86. Hi! Just dropping by to say I 've been thinking about you and hope things are going well for you. Thinking good thoughts for you and Terry! Jane

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