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Cold Coffee

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The things we do for our pets!

My coffee maker drips coffee right into a stainless steel caraffe. I take it into the computer room each morning and have my coffee while I read the internet, including Spark People, of course!

Rosie likes to join me. Especially in the winter when I'm wearing my warm gray robe. She gets on my lap, puts her paws up on my chest and looks me in the eyes with that "I worship you" look ( the kind you NEVER get from a man, lol) and then settles down on my lap.

However - she MUST rest her head and half of her body on my left arm! Has to be. It's a kitty rule. (Rosie weighs 15.5 lbs.) So, when I want to type, like now, I have to stop and rest the arm every few minutes. I guess I could add it to my workout log, hmmmm? Strength training, 15 lb. weights, left arm only.

The biggest problem is, I sometimes let my coffee cup sit too long, full of coffee, and really need to go microwave it to get it hot again. Nope! Can't disturb the baby kitty, can I?

I'm the sort of person who is very particular about my coffee. I buy gourmet. Grind my own. Picky about the coffee maker, shape of filter, etc. AND my coffee MUST be hot. No lukewarm stuff for me.

Except - when Rosie is on my arm, I can't bear to disturb her, so I (shudder) drink cold coffee, quite a lot.



What else can I do?
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Karen

  
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SERENITYSEL 11/18/2009 7:06PM

    Rosie looks like Lucky! Is she a tortie too? If so, read about them. They do own you, not the other way around.

I am the same way. Sometimes I have gone to work without making my bed, because Lucky was asleep and I surely wouldn't wake her just to make my bed.

She too lays on my arm (or the keyboard) when I am typing (hmm, where is she now). However she only weighs 5 lbs (she is only 6 months old). I carry her to the microwave with me!!! Sometimes she stays, and sometimes she will jump down. (she's awfully quiet, what is she into right now?)

My last cat, Onry, weighed 28 lbs. Took after her momma!!!!!!

Well, you will have to take "before and after" pictures of your left arm! Ha ha emoticon

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STAMPINITUP 11/18/2009 9:05AM

    emoticonThat's not a kitty...15.5 pounds...that a baby cub. I love the pictures that you have put into my thinking cap. Enjoy the moments!!! They pass far too quickly!! It's amazing what we sacrifice for our kids and our pets!!

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Marj.

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FRANCLYN 11/18/2009 9:04AM

    Oh do I miss my kitty now. My hubby and older daughter are allergic so having one was a sacrifice for them even though both are devout animal people but Morganna wandered off several years ago. She was beautiful (same kind of tortie as your Rosie) and friendly and had no collar - she could slip a collar in not time flat - so we're hoping she just found another home and they decided to keep her, thinking she was a friendly stray. My daughter has a picture of her framed on her wall.
I miss that warm body that would snuggle between your ankles at night, making it impossible to roll over because you weren't about to disturb her just so you could get a better night's sleep. I miss watching my oh-so-whupped hubby make her the occasional bowl of chocolate milk - a little warm, a mix of ovaltine and hershey's. Good Lord but that cat was spoiled.
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DAYHIKER 11/18/2009 9:04AM

    Yikes, your Rosie looks just like our Baby Cakes!

Another cat and coffee lover! emoticon
cindy

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MYFEETHURT 11/18/2009 8:40AM

  I get it...boy do I get it. We finally trained Marlo to get in the computer desk drawer. He loves it now and immediately jumps in as soon as I open it. BUT...I don't vacuum when he's asleep. Can't stand to disturb him. Right now he's on the bathroom counter waiting for me to put some water in the sink so he can play in it and drink some. Happens every single morning. The habits we start. ugh! I guess you nailed it...it's that LOOK...that's what has us hooked and willing to drink that cold coffee! LOL

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NJDIETZ 11/18/2009 8:09AM

    I know the feeling. We have three cats in the house and they rule. emoticon

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JUHOEG 11/18/2009 8:00AM

  I enjoy my two cups of coffee in the morning and the rest of the day I have my water (at least 8-10 glasses) and tea.

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Creative Painting - again

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Many people aren't on site on the weekends, so I'm putting this out there again.

If you enjoy creative painting, creating paintings with brushes and oils or watercolors or acryllics, etc. - please let me know.

Many of us enjoy having a Diet Buddy to motivate us along the way to better health.

I'm looking for some painting buddies, people who enjoy brushwork and painting just about anything you can hang on a wall.

You don't have to be a professional artist. In fact, amateur is really what I'm looking for. You don't have to be really good.

I'm an amateur with no claims to grandeur or success. I simply ENJOY painting.

Some of mine are good enough to hang on my wall. Many more of them get recycled by the garbage man, lol. But it's FUN. I love to watch the paint move around. I love those little "happy accidents".

Do you watch instructional paintng on tv? Bob Ross, Jerry Yarnell, Susan Schewee?

Are you addicted to painting videos? Frank Clarke, Julie Cohn, Birgit O'connor?

Do spend you money at Hobby Lobby and Michaels?

If you feel you can't paint but can't stop trying. . .

Please leave me a comment or send me a Spark Mail. I'll answer you and maybe we can find a way to get together here and encourage each other.

I've found one painting friend here and already, just talking to her and sharing thoughts about why we paint and why we don't paint enough, has inspired and motivated me. I'm thinking that if there are more of us, there'll be more benefits like that.

Plus, when you have a brush in your hand, there's not so much time for putting food in your mouth, right?

BrushWork is fun! Keep your brush wet!

Karen

  
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FRANCLYN 11/18/2009 8:58AM

    Have you looked into the artist teams? While they may not be a team you wish to join long term, it's a way to contact others...

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SERENITYSEL 11/17/2009 10:04PM

    Do you offer paint by numbers? Seriously, I would love to learn to paint.

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FISHINGLADY66 11/17/2009 9:17AM

    This is not my cup of tea, but Good Luck to you.
HUGS

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READINGDOC 11/17/2009 8:58AM

    I would love to do this but I have absolutely NO talent when it comes to the visual arts other than to enjoy others efforts. My talent lies in the performing arts -- the piano. So you paint and I'll play at your exhibit.
Lynda

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STAMPINITUP 11/17/2009 8:58AM

    Sounds like a wonderful idea to have a painting buddy!! All the best my friend!!! I'm know there are lots of artists out there!!

HUGS
Marj.

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Creative Painting

Saturday, November 14, 2009

If you enjoy creative painting, creating paintings with brushes and oils or watercolors or acryllics, etc. - please let me know.

Many of us enjoy having a Diet Buddy to motivate us along the way to better health.

I'm looking for some painting buddies, people who enjoy brushwork and painting just about anything you can hang on a wall.

You don't have to be a professional artist. In fact, amateur is really what I'm looking for. You don't have to be really good.

I'm an amateur with no claims to grandeur or success. I simply ENJOY painting.

Some of mine are good enough to hang on my wall. Many more of them get recycled by the garbage man, lol. But it's FUN. I love to watch the paint move around. I love those little "happy accidents".

Do you watch instructional paintng on tv? Bob Ross, Jerry Yarnell, Susan Schewee?

Are you addicted to painting videos? Frank Clarke, Julie Cohn, Birgit O'connor?

Do spend you money at Hobby Lobby and Michaels?

If you feel you can't paint but can't stop trying. . .

Please leave me a comment or send me a Spark Mail. I'll answer you and maybe we can find a way to get together here and encourage each other.

I've found one painting friend here and already, just talking to her and sharing thoughts about why we paint and why we don't paint enough, has inspired and motivated me. I'm thinking that if there are more of us, there'll be more benefits like that.

Plus, when you have a brush in your hand, there's not so much time for putting food in your mouth, right?

BrushWork is fun! Keep your brush wet!

Karen

  
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SERENITYSEL 11/14/2009 9:01PM

    Karen, I really wish I could paint. Yes, I used to watch all the painting shows. Bob Ross was my favorite. I loved the way he painted mountains. I have a lot of tapes of him and I've tried so many times. I even bought an easel and paint set from him. I tried and tried but I always go back to painting by numbers!!!!!!

My son and granddaughter are fantastic at it, but "mom" is not. Sorry!

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PJSTIME 11/14/2009 12:24PM

    Good Blog Karen. Hopefully our little team will grow. I too have lots of things I have painted but won't display. lol But its a learning process and a work in progress should never be judged until it is finished. Walk away from it and go back and look at it a few days later and you are amazed at how much better it looks.

Let's keep painting. PJ emoticon

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The Friday Family Funnies - #1

Friday, November 13, 2009

Somewhere, somewhen, back in time. . . Meant to be read with a smile on your face and a grain of salt in your hand:

I was coming home from a hurried, harried, busy day in court, and stopped for burgers, fries and malts from the local Sonic. It was a 15 mile drive home to our little 10 acre “estate” and my hubby was waiting for me. For the food, really, lol.

He was standing with the door open for me as I walked up the sidewalk. Suddenly one of the many bags in my hand slipped. Plop! There went a chocolate malt.

I looked up at hubby. He stared at me. I stared back and said, “I’m almost sure that one was yours.” We both burst out laughing and shared the malt that was left.

A little laughter is better than a fussy fight, any day.

Karen

  
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JUDY1676 11/13/2009 10:51PM

    Laughter is good for the soul!
And we might as well make the best out of an unfortunate event!

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LADYNLI 11/13/2009 1:50PM

    Laughter makes life so much better, especially when we have someone to share it with.

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ROSAMARGO 11/13/2009 11:37AM

  The Bible says.......'Laughter maketh the bones grow FAT'.....loved the thought..... .good to be here.....will drop in again some time

Comment edited on: 11/13/2009 11:38:39 AM

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GRANNY1972 11/13/2009 11:00AM

    Our family laughs at all types of situations like that. You might as well have a good laugh rather than get mad or cry about something.

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PJSTIME 11/13/2009 9:51AM

    Oh what a good funny memory. I loved it. PJ emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 11/13/2009 9:04AM

    That is a funny memory, though it probable wasn't funny back them.
Keep Smiling.

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MOTOMOMOF2 11/13/2009 9:04AM

    what a great comment to make, its great to laugh at things

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What's your Happy Weight?

Friday, November 13, 2009

This link was mentioned on Spark People's Leader Team and I thought I'd share it with you.

We are all given our ideal weight by various charts, calculators and insurance companies. Happy Weight is a little different. Try it.

Answer a few simple questions and find your Happy Weight. IMHO, it works. The weight it gave me is exactly the weight I've known for a while is best for me to look good, feel good, feel happy about myself and maintain while living a life not obsessed with food.


www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/cal
culators/happyweight


Karen

  
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SERENITYSEL 11/14/2009 8:58PM

    I loved this! My happy weight was right on, where I feel good, not a skinny minnie weight.

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LADYNLI 11/13/2009 1:59PM

    I just tried it, apparently my happy weight is 143 and I had set my goal weight as 145.
I have a long way to go, but I already knew that.

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PJSTIME 11/13/2009 9:55AM

    My happy weight was actually a little higher than I had set my goal. But I would sure be happy with my happy weight. PJ emoticon

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--KREN 11/13/2009 7:38AM

    OK, how about "We don't need no stinkin' calculators to tell us when we look good!" LOL Karen

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STARTSOMETHING 11/13/2009 7:37AM

    It says my happy weight is 156.6lbs! If I was that weight ever again I think I'd cry! I was unhappy at 145lbs never mind 156!

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CATLOVER7731 11/13/2009 7:36AM

    Hi, I took the quiz, and my happy weight is 158.5.. I was this weight when I was in H..S./college and I was happy with it. My ultimate goal is 173.. I think I would be very happy at this weight. I remember when I was 16 and I got down to 140 I hated it, I was lethargic , pail and unhappy. Now I will go for comfort with my body and self.
Cheryl

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--KREN 11/13/2009 7:23AM

    Maybe it only works for old people, like me. lol. Karen

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JULJOH701 11/13/2009 7:14AM

    mine was 118.5... I have a long way to go!! :)

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TEDDYTEDDY 11/13/2009 7:13AM

    How interesting...I will have to check this out later as I am running late....

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KIRSTY1306 11/13/2009 7:01AM

    I just tried it, apparently my happy weight is 127 pounds ! Oh my goodness, Ive never been that weight , even my before pictures were nearly a stone heavier than that and I was perfectly in proportion, lean and toned. Hmmmm I guess maybe im happy at a different weight to what I should be.

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