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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Well it actually didn't turn out as bad as I thought it may. Our daughter brought a small pet carrier for the kitten, and she was so good, slept a lot. She's really tiny, and Gator, her dog, watches over her, so she was good.

Athena, sleeping.

Athena sitting up

The weekend was so much fun; we had my husband, our son, daughter, her bf, brother in law, daughter's friend and her son in our trailer. My brother had his family (fiancee and 2 kids) in their trailer. Only bad part was the son of the daughter's friend plugged up the toilet and we couldn't use it Sunday night-Monday when we left. Luckily we had my brother's trailer above ours, so we just went up there. Plus, the 7 year old peed the bed, so had to bring back all the bedding with us to wash.

Kareoke Sunday night was great fun, actually got up and sang a few songs with some friends and cousins.

We had such a good time up there, it's going to be the last time for me, but for my Aunt and Uncle's 50th anniversary the last weekend in September.

Fishing & Fish:

Rick & Scott, with Scott's little bluegill he caught:

Brande (with Dan and Larry) and her bluegill:

Fish caught (part of them) Friday:

Fish caught Saturday:

I hope you've all had just as good of a weekend as me, and are still in control of yourself! If not, never be afraid to ask for help, even if it's from me. :D

Have a great week! (downloading pics now, will post them as soon as I reboot)

PS: Had to add, I just found out, our daughter had gone for an interview for her externship for her Vet Tech degree, and she found out she GOT IT!! YA!!!!! It's in Brodhead, which is about 5 mins from where she now lives, so very convenient for her, PLUS it's a place she's been hoping to get a job once she graduates, so this is VERY POSITIVE!! Thank you, GOD, for answering this prayer!

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MS.ELENI 9/3/2013 2:04PM

    Great time for all. Congrats to your daughter

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Finished book 3 of the Codex Alera books and I loved it, I think it's the best of the series so far, but I still have 3 more books to go.

Today is very nice out, mid 80's so far, cloudy, so it made walking a lot easier, and nicer, there was a nice cool breeze, too. I love walking in that kind of weather.

I have to get the things together for potato salad, tomorrow I have to put it together and then make bbq to take up north. Found out my brother and his family have to leave on Saturday for a 50th anniversary, which is kind of frustrating. Was hoping, because we don't see him very often (he had to move to Ft. Wayne, IN because of GM closing in Janesville) that we'd have the entire weekend together, but his gf's family, someone has the anniversary. It would have been the first time I'd seen him since Christmas. Oh well, what can you do, right?

Our daughter and her bf will be up there, they're bringing a kitten, which I'm not looking forward to at all. A kitten has so many places they can get into in the trailer and not be able to get out, so I don't know what she's going to do about that. I suggested she leave it with someone, but that's a no-go.

I guess maybe I'm just in a bad mood right now, and this headache isn't helping, so I'm going to go take care of that. Have a great day, and I'll try to post before I leave tomorrow. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 8/28/2013 1:34PM

    You will still have a good weekend. I am not fond of people bringing pets and tell them no pets. And that was even before Roxy.
Hope your headache is better. Sounds like too much stress. Take care of yourself first. emoticon

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Another hot day

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It was originally supposed to be cooler today, but they changed that, it's actually going to be hotter out and humid...typical Wisconsin summer, which we've not really had this year.

But on the good side, when we're going up to the trailer on Thursday, it's supposed to be cooler, upper 80's, lower 90's, so not bad. It's nice walking, because I've had the chance to read the series of books by the same author that wrote The Dresden Files, the set of books I absolutely love. These are a different genre, but I think I like them nearly as much, which at first seemed impossible. This 3rd book is really exciting, and I'm near the end of it. I can't wait to see what happens, probably find out tomorrow, then I'll wish I was where I am today, vicious circle. *L*

Anyway, have a great day, and an even better tomorrow, always look ahead for that beam of light, and smile! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 8/27/2013 2:07PM

    I am on book 5 and still not sure how I like them. I think I will take a break and read something else next

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upper 90's today

Monday, August 26, 2013

Well, went out for my walk early this morning, well for me, it was 930, and it was already getting humid out and a little warm. I'm so glad I went then instead of waiting, I would have really died.

I'm so glad we don't have to can any tomatoes this year, last year we had so many tomatoes that I actually ended up canning tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, and salsa, which I normally don't do; along with my usual whole tomatoes and tomato juice, so we have an overabundance.

However we will be freezing some corn soon, gave away 3 bags to my mom and sister, a bag to my one brother in law, another to our nephew, and two more to my other brother in law, three to our daughter and her bf, and his parents, plus one to a friend. We still have more corn out there and we have a LOT in the fridge just to eat. We microwave it and have it that way when it's hot and it's delicious!

Got some onions out of the garden, but my husband ended up tossing a bunch of them out because they were soft in the center. Not sure if that's the type of onions they were supposed to be, but he said he's not buying them next year.

Well I hope you all have a wonderful day and keep cool! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 8/26/2013 7:35PM

    I remember my canning days. Lots of work. Good job on walk. It is hard to do when it is hot.

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Thank you

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I had my blog typed up and it vanished when I tried to put the pic up, so I've got to try again, but it never fails, the second time is never as good as the first.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you all for stopping by and posting here, some of you, Eleni, do it without fail, and you have no idea how much that means to me.

I could sit home and try to lose weight without someone there to help me; I'm not saying my family doesn't support me, but it's not the same as having others who share in the journey, like you do here at SparkPeople. THAT is what makes the difference. Someone who listens when your emotions run rampant, when you need to scream, cry, yell, laugh, or whatever type of emotion overtakes you for the day.

So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being here for me, you will never know to what extent your posts here and on my blog have made on my life. In my short time of being here (since February this year), I've come to know a few people and enjoyed speaking to them in this format and feel that I know you as a friend in real life. That may sound crazy, but to me, a friendship made in the heart, is a true friendship, whether here or face to face.

So again, thank you, may you be blessed with the riches of life that you each deserve...and
may you each have a wonderful rest of the weekend ahead of you.

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MS.ELENI 8/25/2013 4:11PM

    I agree with you. I have made some awesome friends here including you. You are so supportive of me no matter what I do or say. I always love your comments. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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