Dotti Dotti Dotti's
May 5, 2008    
Issue #047


Good morning my friends. Hope everyone has a beautiful start to our month of May, with the flowers blooming and the birds chirping. The weather here in the Northwest continues to be in chaos—it just can't make up it's mind on what it's going to do from day to day. So, I'll savor the really nice days and hope for them to continue.

Al will be talking with you today and he has put together a wonderful topic of discussion. Enjoy your chat with him. Let's find our comfy chair and get settled in for a nice visit. Don't forget your tall glass of refreshing water and your beautiful SMILE.



By Al Coon

Did You Study?

If there were an entrance exam into the program of starting a weight loss and control journey the very first question would be this:

1. Which one of the following best describes your reason for wanting to start, or to continue on, your journey? Your reason is:

     (A)  Overpowering — I feel a fusion reactor going off inside, driving me forward, and it will not be denied. It is beyond question, and beating down the door to get on its way to success.

     (B)  A strong push — I know I need to do this-I'm tired of being out of control and I must make a positive change.

     (C)  Leaning towards trying it - my friend is going to Weight Watchers and I know I really should be doing this. It would be good.

     (D)  A faint longing — My husband would like me to be thinner, and so would I. Maybe I should give it a try.

     (E)  Hardly noticeable — I am pretty comfortable where I am, but people hint that I need to lose weight. I'm not sure.

     (F)  Not there at all — I am happy right where I am thank you very much.

The reason that this would be the first question on your entrance exam is because it is the most important to your success. Having a great program to work, and a gym to exercise at, and all the tools lined up on your workbench ready to do the job for you—all add up to zero if you don't have a good reason to use them.

Think of it like having a Chevrolet Corvette sitting in your driveway. There it is, shining in the sun—unless you live in the Pacific Northwest, where it would be glistening in rain. Smile That huge engine is just waiting to take you out for a spin; but have you checked the gas gauge? The test question above is doing just that. And remember, that a faulty gauge is no good at all, so you have to answer the question with full candor, or you won't know where you stand.

A journey is a much bigger undertaking than most people realize. It is not some, "I have to go on a diet and drop a few pounds," task. Instead it is a complete overhaul of the way you are doing things in the area of eating and exercise, and probably other things as well.

Finding the Answer

Obviously, if your answer is (F) Not there at all you are not ready for a weight loss journey. You won't even begin. If you stumbled onto a beginning by accident, you would stumble right back out of it as soon as you noticed what you had done. At some point in the future, you may find that your reason moves up the list, perhaps if a health scare hits you, or you find that you are limited in your life because of your weight. But for now, you really would be wasting your time to even start, because your motivational tank is completely empty.

If your answer is (E) Hardly noticeable you really only have a few drops of gas in the tank and you wouldn't get around the block if you started up the engine. When you are gearing up for a serious road trip, a few drops of gas will not even get you to the highway, let alone out of town.

Many people find themselves starting a diet with a reason described by answer (D) A faint longing. They want to please their mate, or they would like to look better in the mirror, but it isn't anywhere near the top in the stack of things they would like to get done today. If it were easy, they would be happy to do it, as long as it didn't take up too much of their day. Unfortunately, after starting on a diet, they sooner or later find that it didn't work—diets never work, because a diet is a temporary change and will only give you temporary results at the best of times. A lifelong weight loss journey will require a lot more than a faint longing to sustain it. The gas gauge is sitting right near that big E on the left.

With answer (C) Leaning towards trying it there is just enough gas in the tank to get you to the highway and start moving towards the city limits. You have a friend to help you go to your Weight Watchers meetings, and share your ideas with, and that is nice. But at some point your friend drops out, and you find you are too busy with life to keep up the work that is needed, and the whole thing slips away from you and you quit. It was fun while it lasted but...

A reason for your journey that is described by answer (B) A strong push can fire up your engine and get the car warmed up and ready to roll. You hit the highway and reach high gear and all seems well. You are putting the work into building your program, eating well, and even starting your exercise program.

And then your friends ask you to lunch at a restaurant where you know you can't find anything OP to eat, and you don't want to be unsociable. You find that it is easier to grab a snack rather than plan a meal, and that gym is just not open at the right hours, or "it gets too busy when I really need to go," and "I am so tired I think I will skip it today." Bit by bit your resolve is chipped away and suddenly you find that the car engine sputters and dies, and you coast to a stop.

This is the most frustrating of all, because you know you want it. You know you need to make it work. You are tired of being overweight and you want to be thinner. But life overwhelms your efforts and you run out of gas before your goal of a lifelong change of weight is even approached. Merely reaching your goal weight is still not enough, because that is just the start of the journey, and it hurts to watch the weigh come back on after you worked so hard to lose it.

Answer (A) Overpowering is the only one that works. When you have a reason to go on a journey that is overpowering, it is like having a full tank of gas, and a gas card in your pocket that has no limit on it. You can start up your engine, warm up the car, get on the highway and drive to your destination on the other side of the country and back again.

On the Beam

I once sat in a class where the instructor wanted to convey the idea of motivation. He asked us to picture two buildings, 20 stories high and separated by 25 feet. "Now picture a metal beam, about 12 inches wide, that is laid across the gap from rooftop to rooftop. Would you run across that beam for fun?"

I heard some chuckles—and a Yeah right!—in response. Only a daredevil would seriously consider that.

Next, he asked us, "Well, would you consider attempting it for $100?" There didn't seem to be any takers, and a lot of heads were openly shaking no.

"Okay," he continued. "Would you do it for a million dollars?" Now a couple of the bolder ones were thinking about it a bit, but the vast majority was still saying, "No way!"

And then he hit us with the motivation, "What if someone were holding your child over the edge of the roof on the other side, and threatening to drop him?"

There was a collective intake of air, as the light went on. All at once every parent in the room knew that he could go across that beam, and that he would go across that beam. When you have the right reason to act, you act, and you cannot avoid acting.

By having an (A) answer driving your journey, you will get up in the morning and know that you are going to eat right and do the things that you need to do to remain OP. If temptation appears, you blow right past it, like you would an unwanted hitchhiker. The right choices are appealing and the wrong choices are repugnant.

If you need to be on a weight control journey, there is an (A) answer reason for your journey inside of you. It is necessary that you find it, if you want to have a lifelong successful journey. As long as you can look at your journey as being optional, you will sooner or later opt out when the going gets tough. It is only when you are ready to "cross that beam with a vengeance" that your motivational tank will be full, and you will be ready to drive to your new and permanent residence at "Goalville."

Wishing you the very best,


PS. You also might find a few useful ideas on motivation for your journey in my essay: Motivation: Stoking the Fire.

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While visiting Vitalicious TM, don't forget to check out their VitaMuffins which are fortified with at least 15 essential daily vitamins and minerals. They have an awesome selection which, includes:

BlueBran, CranBran, MultiBran, AppleBerryBran, Deep Chocolate, Low-Carb/Sugar-Free BananaNut and Velvety chocolate, VitaBrownie, and Double Chocolate Dream.

VitaliciousTM VitaTops, VitaMuffins and VitaBrownies are delicious. They are healthy, taste great and fit within any program you are using to attain your healthy new lifestyle. ~ Dotti

Come Join the Fun!    Online Friendships are real friendships

Do you want some extra support during your Journey? Would you like to have a place you can call "home," where you can be yourself? Our Message Board is just the place. It's home to all our Zonie friends who share their Journey experiences and are always willing and ready to offer support, laughs, friendship and Hugs! ~ 24/7. Our DWLZ Message Board is at: Don't forget to register if you haven't already done so.

Food Finds

Here are a few more of my food finds. Enjoy!
  • General Foods International, On The Go, Vanilla Latte, sugar free, 1 packet
    [60 calories/3g fat/0g fiber/7g carbs/45mg sodium/0g protein] *1.5
  • Thomas' Plain Bagel, 100 calorie, 1 bagel
    [100 calories/0.5g fat/4g fiber/22g carbs/230mg sodium/4g protein] *1.5
  • Post Live Active Nut Harvest Crunch, 1 cup
    [220 calories/6g fat/8g fiber/39g carbs/270mg sodium/5g protein] *3.5 (4.5)
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla, 1 serving
    [220 calories/7g fat/5g fiber/26g carbs/620mg sodium/12g protein] *4 (4.5)
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Fiesta Quesadilla, 1 serving
    [220 calories/5g fat/14g fiber/32g carbs/630mg sodium/10g protein] *3 (4)

A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative, he refuses to dwell on it.

Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions.

     ~Norman Vincent Peale, 1898—1993

Penny's Low Fat Desserts

A NotePENNY'S---

MUFFIN TOPS---just 1 point!
MUFFINS---just 2 points!

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10% off 2 boxes thru 5/11.

Sign up for Penny's newsletter for a SPECIAL SAVINGS so you can give us a try and receive new product information. 
  • Our muffins, TOPS and cookies are all natural
  • TOPS are 1 point: 100-110 calories, 0-1.5g fat, 3-4g fiber
  • Flavors:  almond poppy, carrot raisin, orange cranberry, chocolate chocolate chip, apple cinnamon
  • We use real fruit and real chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with oatmeal and real chocolate
  • Each serving is BIG & individually wrapped

Note From Al: Dotti and I have had Penny's cookies and muffins many times, and we love them! They don't stay long in our house because they make great snacks, and desserts during the day, without blowing you off program. They are good—really good! And if you want a hot snack, pop one of them in the microwave, and you are ready to go with a very tasty, LOW POINT, treat. ~Al


You Can Be Whatever You Want to Be

There is inside you all of the potential to be whatever you want to be —
All of the energy to do whatever you want to do.
Imagine yourself as you would like to be, doing what you want to do,
And each day, take one step towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too difficult to continue, hold on to your dream.
One morning you will awake to find that you are the person you dreamed of—
Doing what you wanted to do—simply because you had the courage
To believe in your potential and to hold on to your dream.
     ~Donna Levine, Blue Mountain

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.
     ~Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850—1894

Good Choices, Bad Choices ~ Sbarro's
  • Good Choice ~ One slice Low Carb Cheese Pizza
    • [440 calories/15g fat/655mg sodium]
  • Bad Choice ~ One slice deep Dish Cheese Pizza
    • [890 calories/32g fat/1,545mg sodium]
  • Good Choice ~ One slice Thin Crust Tomato & Basil Pizza
    • [450 calories/14g fat/1,040mg sodium]
  • Bad Choice ~ One slice Thin crust Pepperoni Pizza
    • [730 calories/37g fat/2,200mg sodium]
  • Good Choice ~ Chicken Parmigiana
    • [520 calories/22g fat/750mg sodium]
  • Bad Choice ~ Meat Lasagna
    • [650 calories/37g fat/1,130mg sodium]
  • Good Choice ~ One slice Thin Crust Chicken & Vegetable Pizza
    • [530 calories/17g fat/1,260mg sodium]
  • Bad Choice ~ Cheese Calzone
    • [770 calories/28g fat/1,410mg sodium]

A few other facts while dining here:

Need to meet your daily sodium requirements? The Pepperoni Stromboli has 890 calories/44g fat/2,470mg sodium which gives your more than 100% of your daily sodium allowance.

Pizza Blanca: Pizza topped with ricotta cheese instead of tomato sauce, which adds 10g of fat to a slice.

Did you know that although the Stuffed Eggplant sounds like a wise choice because of all the benefits of eggplant, it really is NOT a good choice? The eggplant is 'overstuffed' with ricotta, mozzarella and Romano cheese and served on a bed of spaghetti with a breadstick. Definitely a "think again" menu item!

     ~Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding

"Enjoying Weight Loss"

As many of you know, I use Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs as one of my "tools" on my lifelong Journey to a healthier me. They continue to be an irreplaceable part of my Journey back to goal.

In addition to offering their excellent hypnosis line of helpful programs, the Hypnosis Network now has a free E-Book available called Scientific Weight Loss Secrets: Tips from the Psychological Research, written by Roberta Temes, Ph.D. The book is filled with weight loss ideas and it is completely free to you. Just Click Here, and when you arrive, move to the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate link to download the book.

The Hypnosis Network is continuing to offer Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs for $97. For anyone who is "hypnosis-friendly" (about 90% of the human population can derive some benefit from hypnosis) the money could not be better spent. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs you can read our review at I would not recommend them if they hadn't of worked for me.

Here is what the Hypnosis Network says:

Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss was tested and recommended by the National Health & Wellness Club.

In the National Health & Wellness Club's Product Test Program, club members conduct their own independent tests of health and wellness products. The fifty independent testers who tried Enjoying Weight Loss gave the program a 92% approval rating.

3 Easy Payments!

The folks at Hypnosis Network have been receiving a lot of positive feedback about their new program of accepting 3 equal payments for these CDs. They rightly feel that your decision should be whether or not the product is right for you, and not about whether you can afford it.

Click Here to go directly to their site and find out more about the Hypnosis Network, and how you can order your CDs.

Thank you to all of you who continue to be there for me and support me in my Journey to becoming a healthier me. Thank you for caring!

And remember, "If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."

Hugs! Dotti

Tropical Pineapple Smoothies

I love smoothies any time of the year. They are filling, delicious and easy to make. Plus, this is a nice way to get in your dairy servings.
Makes 3 servings
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 can (8 oz) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 6 ice cubes
In a blender, place the first six ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately.

Per serving: 126 Calories, Trace Fat, 1g Dietary Fiber, 29g Carbohydrate, 45mg Sodium, 1g Protein *2.5

     ~Taste of Home Smoothies

Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the success and wisdom of the future.
     ~Tyron Edwards, 1861—1941

Software You Can Use! — And Now Available Online!

A NoteWeight Commander

The Weight Commander is an awesome program for your Journey. I highly recommend it to all those who are on a Journey of their own. It is a wonderful program to track your progress on any weight loss program you are using. You can read My Review of the Weight Commander or go straight to the source and check out this great software by following this link to Weight Commander. He has many tips and ideas throughout his program which will help you to be successful on your Journey.

And for those who don't feel comfortable downloading software, or who cringe when Windows gives them another unnecessary warning about running perfectly safe software, Michael has created a wonderful online version of Weight Commander, where you can always access your information with privacy, with no worry about trying to transfer it from computer to computer when you switch. You can of course still get the software version (which continues to work very well, even on my Windows Vista computer), but the online version of Weight Commander is a wonderful new option! You make the choice, but you win either way. Smile

Weight Commander
Online Version

Weight Commander
Offline Software

Weight Commander
Our review

Really Taste Your Food

...becoming more mindful as you eat.
  1. When you sit down to eat breakfast, breathe mindfully for at least a few breaths before you start eating.
  2. Set your intention. Why are you eating mindfully? For example, "Eating mindfully will help make me more aware of what I'm eating."
  3. Pay specific attention to what you are eating, the whole process of what the food looks like, smells like and tastes like for each bite. Really notice the sensation of chewing and swallowing.
  4. Let go of all other thoughts, plans, reading, television, computers, music—all of it.
  5. For the next few bites focus on your experience of eating and enjoying your food.
  6. Enjoy! Discover! Become healthier!

     ~Five Good Minutes by Jeffrey Brantley, MD & Wendy Millstine

Comic Relief

Burning Calories

My doctor flipped the weight of the scale over another notch, looked at me with annoyance and said, "Man does not live by bread alone."

"You think I don't know that?" I said. "Any fool knows you have to make it into a sandwich, top it with homemade preserves or cover it with cheese sauce and make a casserole out of it."

"You are overweight again," he said.

"Like how much?"

"Like if you were scheduled to fight Muhammad Ali this fall, you would have to drop fifteen pounds to make the heavyweight division. How much exercise do you get?"

"I leaned over a week ago Thursday for what I thought was a gingersnap cookie in the carpet, but it turned out to be a cork coaster and I haven't taken a chance since."

"Do you go to the refrigerator a lot?"

"Yes, and sometimes I even run."

"I have here a list of activities that tell you how many calories you can burn up per hour. I want you to go over the list and try to do at least one or two activities a day."

The list was depressing. An hour of housework burnt up 80 to 180 calories, ironing 50 to 60 and writing 10 to 20. I would have to arm-wrestle King Kong to make a difference.

Then a brilliant idea hit me. If I could do some vigorous exercises, I could eat all the fat food I wanted and burn it off before it took root.

That night I had a piece of apple pie. Then I grabbed one of the kid's bicycles and pedaled for two hours. It was work, but it was worth it. I had paid for my folly.

The next night I had 40 potato chips. To make up for it, I did a little ironing that I had put back. (Actually I only ironed for eight hours and put the rest of it back again.)

The next afternoon I outdid myself. I found an Easter egg I had hidden from the kids in the freezer totaling 583 calories. I had to paint the house to work it off. The same night I had lobster in butter, which totaled 2,390 calories. Checking my list I discovered I would have to row across Lake Erie and back to balance the calories.

Then, a terrible pattern began to form. I was borrowing on my energy and putting IOUs in the refrigerator. I owed two hours of carpentry for a bowl of cereal in cream, three miles of jogging for a French doughnut, and eight days of shoveling snow for a piece of birthday cake.

As I sit here writing this column, I am in hock through 1975. As I told my doctor, the only way I can possibly catch up is to be an oarsman on a slave ship. He is making the necessary arrangements.

     ~From "Forever, Erma" by Erma Bombeck

Pizza Fit'n Free

A NoteNote from Pizza Fit'n Free

Pizza Free
These are good!
You can also try adding your own OP toppings: like fresh veggies, or turkey pepperoni and then bake.
YUM ~ Dotti
Pizza Fit'n Free “The Tastiest Way To Lose Weight”

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Roasted flounder with Artichokes

Makes 4 servings

Prep time — 10 minutes
Cooking time — 40-50 minutes

  • 2 large red onions, cut into 1/4" wedges
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup small cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 skinless flounder or other fish fillets (4-6 oz ea)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine onions and oil in 13 x 9" baking dish, spreading in an even layer. Roast until onions are golden, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven. Stir in artichokes and tomatoes.

In small bowl, mix parsley, orange zest and garlic. Set aside.

Increase oven temp to 450 degrees. Push vegetables to one side of dish and add fish. Spoon vegetables over fish and sprinkle with parsley mixture.

Return to oven and roast until fish opaque in center, about 5 minutes for thin fillets and 12 to 15 minutes for thicker fillets.

Per serving: 230 Calories, 9g Fat, 6g Dietary Fiber, 15g Carbohydrate, 170mg Sodium, 24g Protein *2.5

     ~Prevention, Slim & Strong

Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
     ~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix

A Note Note from Baja Bob's

Try some Baja Bob's Sugar Free Cocktail Mixes today - What a great way to enjoy an occasional cocktail without any guilt! Enjoy and stay on your program! Enter Code dotti10 when ordering and receive a 10% discount...

Baja Bobs

Use Coupon Code

 The growing popularity of the Weight Watchers Diet, combined with Baja Bob's incredible taste, has helped to push this cocktail mix leader into the mainstream. Baja Bob's newest release, Mojito Mix, follows their other popular flavors. All of the Baja Bob's cocktail mixes contain approximately 70-100% less calories and carbs than traditional mixes sweetened with high fructose corn syrup making these mixes the perfect Weight Watchers addition.

Baja Bob's mixes are great with or without alcohol, allowing people who are watching their weight, or those who are forced to watch their sugar intake due to health reasons the opportunity to enjoy the great taste of a cocktail.

Baja Bob's cocktail mixes come in several flavors: Original Margarita, Wild Strawberry Margarita, Desert Key Lime Margarita, Crazy Caribe Pina Colada, Loco Lemon Sweet & Sour, Maui Madness Mai Tai, Cranberry Cosmo Martini Mix, Sour Apple Martini Mix, and more to come...
Dotti Baja Bob

Smile Enjoy a cocktail and stay on your Program Smile

Did you know...?

Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new are a few interesting facts.

Nikes famed swoosh logo was purchased from the portfolio of a student at Portland state — for thirty-five dollars. The design was purposefully created and positioned to not only serve as a product ID but also to give the shoe additional lateral support.

The kitchen dishwasher was invented by the socialite wife of an Illinois politician, not because she was fed up with the ho-hum chore of dirty dishes but because she had had it with careless servants who too frequently broke her expensive china while washing it.

The microwave was born when an engineer testing a magnetron tube noticed that the radiation leaking from it had caused the chocolate bar in his pocket to melt.

Big Ben is not a clock, but the thirteen-ton bell inside the clock tower of England's House of Parliament.

There are seven loops in the squiggle atop every Hostess cupcake.

     ~Who Knew? by David Hoffman

Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance

Al has written many in depth essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance and they are now available on the website!
You can find Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance at:

DWLZ Cookbooks One and Two

Have you ordered your DWLZ Cookbooks yet? These cookbooks are filled with recipes that are Zonies' favorites, dishes that are delicious but on program, with nutritional information listed. This is two books in one package: DWLZ Cookbooks Volumes One and Two. The recipes are easy to make and don't use hard-to-find items. They are together in one PDF file, viewable in your free Acrobat Reader (Version 5 and higher). These make wonderful gifts.

Philly Swirl

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Philly Swirl’s Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Swirl Pops
[10 cal/0 g fat/1 g fiber/4 g carbs] 0.5 pts

Every day is a good day to stock up on some great tasting Philly Swirl's Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Swirl Pops! They are delicious and only 10 calories.

Keep your freezer stocked with these great 10 calorie pops which can be enjoyed anytime throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about the Philly Swirl products please visit them at and drop them a line. They would love to hear from you. Psst...don’t forget to pass the word! We want to see these awesome Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Swirl Pops remain available to all of us on our Journey. Let's take the power we have to make a difference by passing the word about these awesome pops and keeping them available to us in the future.

DWLZ Website Updates

I am working hard at the process of updating my restaurants and changing the page format of each restaurant so you can access the HTML file or the Palm OS file directly from the restaurant page. Thank you for being so patient with my slow progress. Since I am the only one typing these in, it is taking me a while to finish. But I am making progress. Smile

I have the following new restaurants almost ready to go:

Dino's Gyrosx
McAlister's Deli
National Coney Island

I have nearly completed the updates for the following restaurants:

Cracker Barrel
Dairy Queen (completely updated)
Jack in the Box
la Madeleine
Penny's Low Fat Desserts
Quizno's (completely updated)

Hopefully by the time you check, they will already be done.

Lists of all my updates can be found on the Message Board in the DWLZ Website News & Updates forum at:

US restaurants updates can be found at our Restaurants TOC page at:

Canadian restaurants updates can be found at our Canadian Restaurants TOC page at:

"Today is the first day of the rest of your health." ~~~Jamba Juice


Until our next visit, always keep in mind you are never alone on this Journey. We are all here with you, right beside you, rooting you on.

Take care until next time...

Hugs! Dotti    

"I cannot relive yesterday and tomorrow isn't here yet, so I will just deal with today." ~Dotti    

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