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Into the New Year We Go

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Who is that creeping into my new year? Is it more pounds, chocolate bars and ice cream, inches and tight clothes?

No! I don't make resolutions, because I never keep them, so my New Years PLAN is to eat healthier than I am now and to do a certain amount of cardio and strength a day.

I know there will be days of eating the wrong things, because dh isn't making the same plans and....okay, I give into temptation.

I did get him to agree to making out our weekly menu, so we can schedule some healthier days and eating out days.

Okay, this is a year old, but it still applies:

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THINBUCKEYE 1/1/2012 7:35PM

    Great post and video. Thank you!
Happy New Year!!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/31/2011 10:24PM

    Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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KITTZZZ 12/31/2011 9:00PM

    emoticon Happy New Year!

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LAINYC 12/31/2011 6:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy New Year!!!

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Good news on my sil Jill

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank you so much for your prayers because they are working!!!!!

Jill called to say her doctor called her tonight with the test results. No more cancer in her liver and significant improvement in her bones.

The doctor doesn't want her on the old chemo and wants her to start hormone treatment. She goes to see the doctor on Jan. 6.

I know it was the prayers that did it. Please keep praying for her. Thank you all so so much.

We're all so ecstatic!

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-SEVEN- 1/3/2012 11:55AM

    That's wonderful, Courti. She's heading in the right direction. I will continue to keep her in my prayers, you betcha!

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MRE1956 12/30/2011 6:18AM

    Great news, indeed! I'll keep you, Jill and family in my best thoughts!


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DOOBRIE 12/30/2011 3:40AM

    Fantastic news!

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NIMAWEYGH 12/29/2011 11:00PM

    Oh Courti what a wonderful way to start into a new year. I am so happy to hear this and you can bet your boots I will continue to pary for Jill and for all of you. Our Lord is so faithful to hear and answer our prayers. PTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Begins to dance and clap with glee with Annie. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 12/29/2011 10:39PM

    Great news - prayers will keep being said.

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FITLIKENIC 12/29/2011 9:08PM

    Wonderful! Prayers continue!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 12/29/2011 7:58PM

    Now, THIS is such a wonderful *blessing* for our New Year's celebration!! How absolutely THRILLING to see the 'healing' words of ALL those prayers reveal their POWER this day!!

::breaks out my tambourines, castanets, cymbals, & maracas to dance::

Tripping the lights FANTASTIC for you & yours, my Courti, darling!!

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Update on the Update on SIL Jill

Friday, December 16, 2011

Jill went to her doctor today. She will have a test later this month. This chemo is affecting her walking, she has
Neuropathy in her legs, gets dizzy when she walks sometimes. They want to see about another type of chemo. I believe the test is on the 23 of Dec. then she'll see the doctor next month. She won't have any cheno until they decide what to do. She does have pain pills, in the meantime.

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MRE1956 12/17/2011 6:51AM

    I will keep your SIL (as well as you and the family) in my best thoughts......


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FITLIKENIC 12/16/2011 10:37PM

    Prayers continue for SIL.

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NIMAWEYGH 12/16/2011 9:25PM

    Courti you tell her I take Nuritin and Cymbalta for my Neuropathy and it works wonderfully well. I am sure praying for her in all of this. How are her spirits now a days? Your such a wonderful SIL I know she loves you to pieces. I do and we are not even kin. emoticon

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 15, 2011


"Winter Wonderland" is a pop standard written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith. It has been recorded many different times by such artists as Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Karen Carpenter, Cyndi Lauper, and the Cocteau Twins.

Probably the most popular versions of this classic Christmas song, Winter Wonderland, were recorded to high acclaim by the Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.

The original recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Carelton Orchestra on RCA Bluebird in 1934. At the end of a recording session with time to spare, it was suggested that this new tune be tried with an arrangement provided by the publisher. This excellent "studio" orchestra included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw.

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JCBURROW 12/17/2011 3:23PM

    Artie Shaw is an All-Time favorite. My husband's & mine SONG is Begin the Beguine performed by him.

COOL blog & COOL page!!!!!!!!!!!

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-COURT- 12/17/2011 6:22AM

    Hahahaha!!! That's funny Annie. Love it.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 12/17/2011 12:24AM

    Oh, Courti, I emoticonlove your page emoticon Thanks for that info on the song. When I was little, I used to sing emoticon Later on, we'll perspire, As we sit by the fire emoticon until my mother corrected me!! LOL!! Made sense to me... ::giggles n' snorts::

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-COURT- 12/16/2011 10:12AM

    There is one by Elvis, but I've been having trouble getting them to post from Youtube.

We're having our yard sale right now, so will be in and out, mostly out.

Going through boxes in the garage while waiting for people to come. Found some Christmas decor.

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NIMAWEYGH 12/16/2011 1:27AM

    One of my most favorite songs ever and I love the Perry Como version.

Thanks for reminding us what a clasic it really is. I even think there is a version by Elvis.

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Update on SIL Jill

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I didn't check my other blogs to see if I updated last when we learnt that Jill will be on chemo for life, or at least as long as it is still working.

She goes back to the doctor today and I believe she will learn if it is still working.

We appreciate all your prayers. When someone asks about her or tells us they are still praying it is uplifting to see how many are thinking and praying for her.

Thank you so much.

I keep praying for remission even at this stage, God does do miracles.

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BUFFALOGAL1952 12/25/2011 12:10AM

    Prayers going up for you and your loved ones. May you al be held in his loving arms.

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ROCKYCPA 12/16/2011 4:20PM

    You and your family are in my prayers.

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JENS_DOIN_IT 12/15/2011 7:51AM

    Lifting ALL of you up in prayer! I know personally how uplifting the power of prayer is, and I want that for you and your family! (((HUGS)))

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