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Friday, September 18, 2009

So, I wore my new jeans today, the ones that I had to buy in size 20 because the ones I bought in size 18 in the spring are still too small. But, these jeans are too big. I really just need a size 19 but of course, they don't make those!

So, I told my husband all this and he said "you have a 19 inch waist?" LOL! I said "I wish"! And, then I had to explain women's sizes to him.

And, one of my friends at work said that I should get a belt. I've never used a belt on pants in my whole life! I said "A belt? That's just one more thing that I'll have to undo when I have to go to the bathroom!" LOL!

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VIBAUSTIN 9/19/2009 7:11AM

    Congrats - It is so neat to put on jeans and have them loose. Just keep up the good work and you will be in those 18's.

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JHADZHIA 9/18/2009 9:52PM

    Never wear jeans, think they are the most uncomfortable things around. Love my sweat pants, they expand and contract with my waist's moods!! I love pants with elastic waists (but not those awful polyester things -has to be all cotton) as you can get in and out of them in a hurry, besides which my arthritic fingers don't do well with buttons, snaps, and zippers!
Women's sizes really do suck! I think I am a small and a half right now. I wish you all the best getting into those 18's sooner!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/18/2009 9:30PM

    Know what you mean about being in between sizes and have to wear a belt. I had to do that but the belt was to big as well. LOL So much for the belt but it is easier to make it fit than it is to get the jeans to fit.

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Last Vacation from Work Until Christmas

Monday, September 14, 2009

Well, I was off last week and had a really good vacation. I got to spend time with family and I read 4 novels and I enjoyed the sunshine. What more could a girl want?

Monday - I saw Julie & Julia with my sister and her two sons.

Tuesday - I took one nephew to Chapters and then to lunch at Swiss Chalet and then when I returned him to his mum, I took his older brother to Bryan Prince Booksellers and then Dairy Queen for a treat.

Wednesday - I went to Adventure Village with two of my sisters, their 4 kids and one brother-in-law. We mini-putted, used the batting cages and enjoyed bumper car rides.

Thursday - I bought a pair of jeans for myself in my current size because the two pairs I bought in the spring in the next size down are still too small but the ones I bought last week are too big! Too bad they don't make in between sizes!

Friday - I took my camera in to be repaired because the lens won't retract and it won't take photos.

Saturday - I went to London to visit my sister and her two girls.

Sunday - I sat on my deck and enjoyed the sunshine and read.

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PINKCOCONUT 9/15/2009 2:07PM

    Woo! Way to have a vacation!

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1888MICHELLE 9/15/2009 7:45AM

    WOW!! You were busy! Not what I would call a vacation, but hey...to each his/her own!! Hope you got in enough "me-time".

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_MAOMAO_ 9/14/2009 7:17PM

  What a neat holiday! Good for you, buying a pair of jeans that Really fits. When I'd gone back to schook, on one spring break I read the first 3 books in a series and started the 4th. That's so much fun!
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I'm ticked off!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Canada Post has decided to change my mailing address and any mail that's not addressed to this new address is being returned to sender.

Canada Post did not inform me of this change. I had to find out from various senders who called to say that their items were returned because of an incorrect address!

I've had this address or a variation of this address since 1972!

Not only do they want me to use a new postal code, which I don't like but I will but they want to change the town where I live! I live in one town and they want my address to read another town altogether! This I will fight! I don't live in the other town! I live in this town!


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    I can certainly understand your frustration, and it's justified! To do this and not tell you about it is unacceptable. They certainly need to explain.

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TRAINOF4 8/29/2009 11:10PM

    Something similar happened to someone in Virginia, but I never heard much about it past the initial article in the newspaper. It seemed strange to me, but I feel sometimes that the government does what it wants no matter how much we complain. I'm sorry you're having this frustration!

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JHADZHIA 8/29/2009 1:51PM

    Wow! What is happening? Are they are closing the Post Office down in your town?? I thought every town always had a post office, no matter how small!
Or are you on the border between two towns, and they changed the boundary?
That is strange, and especially not to notify you!! I hope you give them a nasty note or call! Does this mean you have to pay the other town's taxes then? Did this happen to anyone else too?
Good luck with getting to the bottom of this!

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Healthy Lifestyle

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm convinced that if I didn't have to work and I lived somewhere where it was nice enough to swim and walk outside all year round, I'd have a much healthier life.

I've been on vacation since August 1st and this week, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, sunny and high 80s every day and since August 1st, I've exercised 745 minutes, which is an average of 47 minutes a day and this week alone, I've exercised 340 minutes and I KNOW when I'm working, I average around 30 minutes a day and I just think that it's too bad I wasn't independently wealthy so that I could live where I wanted and I exercised more.

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KNITSTRONG 8/25/2009 1:25PM

    I'm so with you here! Darn that silly mortage, and the need for food, etc!

And with central Texas approaching a record 70+ days over 100 degrees (I almost typed 1000. I sure feels like it). I also think if I lived somewhere cooler, I would be outside exercising more.

Don't know to tell you. I've thought about moving somewhere more temperate, and downsizing...but it ain't a gonna happen. I guess we just have to gut it out - but it IS why I do almost all my exercising indoors.

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TRAINOF4 8/19/2009 3:10PM

    Ha! I'd LOVE to be able to just do whatever I want whenever I want to do it ... within reason of course! Sorry I couldn't have gone to the RBG w/you, they are beautiful! It's been awhile for me - now I'd need a passport to go - dumbgovt. ANWHO - Hope it was all fun!

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JHADZHIA 8/16/2009 11:01AM

    I second that!!! If I could be in a warm place year round, not only would I feel a heck of a lot better, I would be more motivated to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Its yet another very windy, cold and rainy day here. Cold and windy has been the story ever since winter :( I sure hope we get some kind of Indian summer at least.
Enjoy your vacation!
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Sony to sell its e-books in standard ePub format

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I was involved in a thread on Spark People about the Kindle and I thought people might be interested in this article in the New York Times:

Brad Stone
New York Times

(Aug 15, 2009)

Paper books may be low-tech, but no one will tell you how and where you can read them.

For many people, the problem with electronic books is they come loaded with just those kinds of restrictions. Digital books bought today from Amazon.com, for example, can be read only on Amazon's Kindle device or its iPhone software.

Some restrictions on the use of e-books are likely to remain a fact of life.

But some publishers and consumer electronics makers are aiming to give e-book buyers more flexibility by rallying around a single technology standard for the books. That would also help them counter Amazon, which has taken an early lead in the nascent market -- a market that does not yet extend into Canada.

This week, Sony Electronics, which sells e-book devices under the Reader brand, announced that by the end of the year it will sell digital books only in the ePub format, an open standard created by a group including publishers such as Random House and HarperCollins.

Sony will also scrap its proprietary anticopying software in favour of technology from the software maker Adobe that restricts how often e-books can be shared or copied.

After the change, books bought from Sony's online store will be readable not just on its own device but on the growing constellation of other readers that support ePub. Those include the Plastic Logic eReader, a thin device that has been in development for nearly a decade and is expected to go on sale early next year.

"There is going to be a proliferation of different reading devices, with different features and capabilities and prices for a different set of consumer requirements," said Steve Haber, president of Sony's digital reading unit. "If people are going to this e-book shopping mall, they are going to want to shop at all the stores, and not just be required to shop at one store."

Sony's move comes amid mounting concern about Amazon's market power in the budding category of electronic books. E-book sales in the United States hit a record $14 million in June, a 136.2 per cent increase from a year earlier, the Association of American Publishers says.

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LAINYE 8/15/2009 8:11PM

    Very interesting article. I do love my Kindle, because I don't have to wait for books, so this might prove to be good or bad depending on how it goes.

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