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Pina Colada

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Okay, I love yoplait pina colada yogurt and got into a middle of the night habit of eating one!!! I wake up, my mouth is all dry, and it is so satisfying to eat while I read waiting go back to sleep. I feel like it is not messing up my teeth, the way crackers would, although it probably is.

It is 170 calories for one of those tiny containers. So this morning I made my own using the nonfat Greek yogurt, canned pineapple, bagged coconut and a bit of sugar. It was okay, but not like Yoplait. Hmmm. But it is only 90 calories, I checked with the sparkrecipe website (a fantastic resource by the way, have you tried it?)

Yesterdays trip was two hours because one hour on the train, then half an hour to get to the train and wait, and another half, well maybe 10 minutes to get back. I was able to read a fascinating story by an author I did not know: Alice Munro. Does anyone know her? I never had time to read when I was working, and being on the train is easier than jockeying for position on that horrible bridge and tunnel. Two places where congestion reigns. So, even though it truly is a 40 minute car ride, if there is a tie up (common), it goes to 2hours.

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ZEEDRA 11/13/2011 6:01PM

    Yes, I know Alice Munro's work...she's a Canadian writer known for her short stories. She has several books of short stories published and has received lots of accolades for her work.
One I particularly like (accolades, that is): "The living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years." - The Atlantic Monthly.
In my own library, I have: "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" and "Runaway". I think "Lives of Women" might be another but not positively sure.
Glad you found her!


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TWNOMWE 11/12/2011 7:17PM

    it is nice that you had a good train ride both ways and time to enjoy a book.
I have seen her books but I have not read any of them yet.
Hope you enjoyed the time with GS.
Love the calorie counter by spark recipe.
Have a great week end.

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5 am

Friday, November 11, 2011

5 am and my daughter needs me to babysit. This is starting to get old, I am not in the mood to do it, but I am sure as soon as I get there, it will be fine. It takes two hours to get there,that is the problem and if my grandson was at my house, it would all be so much easier. I feel somewhat irked because she stopped daycare to save money. But then I see her spending it in other ways.

I will take my ipad and try to keep track of food choices. Very important to do.

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TWNOMWE 11/11/2011 12:39PM

    Two hours is along drive, you should try telling your daughter to bring your GS to your house instead. Have a great day with your GS !!! emoticon

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SCOTMAMA 11/11/2011 11:00AM

    I learned to say "no" a long time ago -- I'm 73. Maybe it's time you started to practice it. Two hours driving time is too long to be calling YOU as a babysitter. Or tell her sure you can do it if she wants to bring the baby to YOU.

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FISHINGLADY66 11/11/2011 10:57AM

    emoticon I know how you feel. Been there ....done that... I hope you have a good anyway. Enjoy your time with your grand son. emoticon

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Well, I had 356 calories for breakfast, and I am not hungry yet, and it is 11 am. Great!!! A person really does have to chose their calories, because 356 calories of something else, and I would have been starving by now.

Got going on my cleaning the basement project; great day for it.

Feel better today than yesterday. Those sad feelings are so strange, you just never know what will evoke them. Have to always remember: everything changes.

1pm 458 calories for lunch - wasn't even that hungry

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ARTJAC 11/11/2011 12:20AM

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DAISEYTWO 11/10/2011 4:40PM

    emoticonjob. Keep up the good work. By the way, what did you eat for breakfast that kept you from getting hungry soon after? emoticon


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FISHINGLADY66 11/10/2011 4:37PM

    Great!. Glad your feeling better. Stick with it, you can do it.

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VINGRAM 11/10/2011 2:19PM

    Great! Keep at'll get it done! vista emoticon

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GONEWLIFE 11/10/2011 2:14PM

    good job ! I need to clean my basement as well :)

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

I woke up early and I thought I would sort memorabilia. Oh, what a big mistake that was. It evoked so much pain that when I tried to walk in this beautiful morning with my upbeat, march music on my headphones, even that did not work. I only got 1/3 of a mile away and I was crying so much I had to come back.

Specifically, I found papers from the War Department, dated 1943, where my dad got certificates of training for radio work. My dad was 4F and my mom always mentioned it, which I thought was very mean. Here it turned out he did do important work for the war effort.
Pain attacks me.

Then I found cards from my former husband, saying things like we should go to Europe again, just the two of us. He did love me at one time. More pain attacks me.

Then I found a card from my daughter that was so bright and cheerful from about 15 years ago. Now she suffers from depression and I never get cards like that anymore. How deep can this pain go?

I had no idea this would happen to me when I started out to sort all these papers. I better just stuff them in a box and return them to the basement.

What a huge mistake it was to unearth these memories.

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CHARLOTTE1947 11/9/2011 8:57PM

    Wow. I have those moments too. I got rid of every trace of my former husband's memorabilia. He is gone for good. When my mother died, I found stacks of old letters I sent her. I remembered the angst in some of them, so I destroyed them without reliving any of that. Keep that box out of sight!

P.S. Send your daughter a cheerful card.

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MTPOETNH 11/9/2011 7:10PM

    Sorry to hear of your sorrow - hope things brighten up for you - glad you were able to share your thoughts here and good that you at least tried to "shake it off " with a walk. emoticon Peggy

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JEANNE229 11/9/2011 2:42PM

    I am so sorry...memories can be a comfort, but not when they remind us of past that no longer is.

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DAYTIMER 11/9/2011 11:42AM

  Painful now but maybe helpful in the long run. We sometimes need to be reminded of how many blessing we have had. A father who worked hard for the good things in life, a once loving relationship with a spouse, a daughter who shared her happy outlook with her mom - these are sweet memories.
I hope you can work through some of the hard times and they become less painful. Keep the good times fresh in your mind. Best of luck.

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VINGRAM 11/9/2011 11:36AM

    emoticon Wish I could help - maybe knowing I'm sending you warm fuzzies will help some! vista

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Full Moon

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

I woke up at 4:30 am this morning (fell asleep at 9pm, probably because of four mile walk!!) and the full moon was shining over the ocean. It was magical.

A busy day today with my brother and mom and a friend of his, out to lunch, so not sure about eating situation.

Goal for today: since it is early, get off computer, and straighten up mess in basement!!!

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VINGRAM 11/9/2011 10:23AM

    We had a beautiful full moon in N TX also......but I would love to be on the ocean with you!

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FISHINGLADY66 11/9/2011 9:56AM

    Have a productive day, but don't work too hard.

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TWNOMWE 11/9/2011 9:19AM

    I saw that full moon going home. Worked late, it was magnificent!!
Make the best food choice and enjoy the company.

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GAILRUU 11/9/2011 9:04AM

    I took my dogs out for a late walk last night and saw the full moon. Beautiful here in the north but it usually means cold weather!

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