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Saturday, October 16, 2010


Today we are in Jekyll Island Georgia for a wedding. It is a beautiful day, sunny in the 70's but this place is sure expensive! We are in a 3 br condo with son and wife and 2 kids, her sister, sig other, and niece. No TV! This is really important because FSU is playing Boston College and it is the big game of the week! We are all FSU fans dressed for the game and can't watch itl. We get, the repair man will be here sometime today! Duh, it's costing us $550 for 2 nights in this place with 1980's decor and no TV! One kid is 14 months and the other is 6 and he is in the wedding with his parents!

Anyway, it is lovely here and we love seeing our family! Last night we had a low country boil which included steamed shrimp and snow crab! I love crab and it was delicious! The cake was beautiful but it was covered in fondant. What is with fondant, it doesnt taste all that good but it makes beautiful cakes. You can make a beautiful cake with icing if you know how to do it.

I will have to look up the history of this place as it was owned by a bunch of rich people in the late 1800's when people were very rich or very poor. Anyway, we will be searching for some sort of sports bar if we don't get cable soon. And a big discount on this place. Later.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Am posting this e-mail that I got from a friend. It is hilarious!


I am passing this on to you because it definitely works and we could all
use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard
on the Oprah show, you too can find inner peace.

Dr. Oz proclaimed, 'The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the
things you have started and have never finished.'

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't
finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a
bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Tequila, a package of Oreos, the
remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake,
some Doritos, and a box of chocolates.

You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now.

Pass this on if you know anyone you think might be in need of inner

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AJDOVER1 10/15/2010 6:12PM

    too funny! Thanks for making me smile today

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MSMONS 10/15/2010 10:08AM

    This is great! Love it. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/14/2010 11:28PM

    Cute !
Thanks !

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EBETH13 10/14/2010 12:39PM

    AAAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! That is way TOOO funny!

THanks for the share! Can I use it?


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PALEAN 10/14/2010 10:10AM

    Funny! Great smile for the day! Thanks!

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ANJOYLA 10/14/2010 9:58AM

    That is hilarious. Thanks for posting this.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010


I am very relaxed. When I met with my regional director last week she mentioned that I seem so much happier and my face wasn't all stressed. That is good because I have spent a lot of years on a string being all tied up. Pat and I decided to up our efforts to walk so we have set Tues and Thurs mornings at 6:00 to meet for a 3 mile walk. Some days we don't get to it but we try. This morning, I went about 3/4 mile and realized Pat wasn't going to meet me today but I did at least get out. She oversleplt. Anyway, we are going to this formal wedding tomorrow in Jekyll Island, Ga and I pulled out some clothes to try on yesterday to see what I could find to wear. Everything I tried on from last year that either fit or was snug was loose on me. So in spite of not losing anymore than the 8 lbs so far, I must be shifting inches. I didn't measure myself so don't know.

For dinner last night I fixed grilled pork chops, rice-a-roni rice and stirfried squash, onion, pepper. I only got half way through the pork chop and put my fork down. Just couldn't finish it. I was full. I would have eaten all of it plus everything else last year. So leftovers are lunch today.

I ordered a walking program form prevention that includes an MP3 player loaded with music and the instructions to get into a walking routine. I like that sort of thing in the past so I thought why not. It is a 21 day free trial so I can always send it back but something that is programmed is easier to follow. WE'll see.

I'm really into quilting now and enjoying it so much! Later!

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2QUILTS4ME 10/14/2010 10:55AM

    Sounds like you are on the right track! Good for you. I would be interested in hearing how you like the Walking program. What quilting are you interested in?
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The good news is that I weighed this morning and I am still at 180. Been there for months except one brief couple of days I hit 179 so I know it is possible. I am happy to still be at 180 because that means I have not gained back the 8 lbs I lost this year. I am maintaining in spite of a wedding and eating occasions and going out and not cooking due to renovations, etc. I have to regroup myself and decide how to proceed. I am leaning toward actually joining WW and going to meetings but I have to be ready to commit and with the rest of this month's activities, it may not be a good time. Maybe after I see my son and his wife who are avid WW's this weekend, I will be ready. They will be good motivators.

I did walk this morning with my friend Pat and that is good. And yesterday I walked the dog so at least I am moving about. I am loving my new quilting hobby and have finished 6 blocks on my latest quilt project. Thursday night, I am going to attend the Silver Threads Quilt Group meeting. Can't wait to take my blocks for show and tell. Am I crazy or what? Later.

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WENDYSPARKS 10/12/2010 5:48PM

    Good luck to you!!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/12/2010 5:46PM

    It sounds like you are excited about your new hobby !
Good for you !
It looks like quite a few of us are "stuck at the same weight !
BUGGYS has suggested upping the exercise a bit.
I think that is a very good idea !
Also, I think it important to be careful about food and water intake,
and the amount of sleep we get !

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BUGGYS 10/12/2010 10:47AM

    I gained some weight this summer and am back to where I was before but I have been stuck at the same weight for quite a while now. Maybe we have to up the exercise a bit!

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Monday, October 11, 2010


First of all I want to thank all of my sparkbuddies for giving me encouragement. I've gotten goodies and notes from many of you and as a result, just for today, I am going to be a Weight Watcher. I'm going to log my points, take the dog for a walk and try to get in 5 fruits and veggies. Then tomorrow, I'm going to do it again. Today I will make the effort.

I want to tell you about the beautiful weekend I had. Friday night we drove in our T-bird with the top down about a 45 min drive to a restaurant and shopping. The weather is absolutely beautiful here in NW Florida, the time of year we covet. We went to Talbots to shop and I tried on some pants. The 14's were a little snug and the 16's were too big. When you can pull on the waist and everything moves, you know they are a little too big and any weight loss or stretching will make then baggy. So I left with nothing.

Saturday morning we had a wedding to attend. Our friends, both in their 60's were getting married. Within the last 2 years, they had both lost spouses to cancer and they gravitated toward each other, fell in love and tied the knot. It was so beautiful. The church was absolutely packed with people, like a sunday service, as these 2 have many many friends in our community. On the alter were 2 roses to acknowledge the presence of their spouses watching over them. Just lovely. Later on, they had a celebration reception at their town home community. Their town home is on the water, the weather was lovely and it was in and out, seeing and greeting so many of our friends there. And Saturday was football day. The groom is a big Florida State University fan and the wedding colors were garnet and gold. At the reception we were told to dress casually and in garnet and gold so I was there in my FSU colors. Later on that night FSU whipped Miami 45 to 17. What a game!

Sunday was church and a day of sewing. I am so into quilting now and I love it. I have set up my sewing room with a high table where I stand and cut out my fabrics. I have a work triangle of cut, sew and press. So far, I've made 4 1/2 blocks for my underground railroad quilt. I make mistakes and I have to tear out and sew again sometimes. Yesterday, I was working on a Bears Paw square and I didn't read the directions and I ended up with my right bear's toes all broken going in the wrong direction. Have to tear that out now. But I don't mind.

Sunday evening, the barbershop chorus of which my husband was a member, gave a free concert for my church in the new Christian Life Center. All proceeds raised were donated back to the church for the purchase of stage lighting. What a gift! The concert was fabulous! My hubby was the MC and he did a fabulous job!

And this morning I got a goodie from Prairiecrocus and a challenge to get on with the weight loss, thus my pledge today to be a weight watcher! This weekend we travel to Jekyll Island Georgia for another wedding, this one a big fancy one and we will see lots of old friends there as well. My youngest son, his wife and grandson are in the wedding so we will see them as well. And on Saturday afternoon, Florida State plays Boston College so we'll be watching prior to the evening wedding! Looking forward to it! Later. P.S. I wore a pretty blouse and white skirt to the wedding on Saturday. Last Christmas, the blouse was snug at the waist and the skirt too tight. This year I had ample room in the blouse and the skirt fit nicely. I guess something is good.

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COLBERGL 10/11/2010 4:45PM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. You have inspired me to get back of the weight band wagon.

I haven't gained, but haven't lost either.

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