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How do you know when it's time...

Friday, July 17, 2009

To buy new clothes? Maybe when you don't need to unfasten your britches to take them off? Or how about when you almost lose said britches when running across the street? Yeah, they were good hints for me too! LOL! I really like these shorts and I LOVE the belt that came with them (I have a few girly tendencies).

BUT (and not the one hanging out them britches!), I'm sure they are not flattering. And when I have to pull them back up, it's probably not the best impression either. emoticon

Looks like I need to start saving for a shopping trip. Probably by the time I get the emoticon together, it'll be fall and time for jeans!

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/18/2009 10:17AM

    Barbara,
Waiting for fall to buy new jeans.

Which fall is it that you are waiting for?
The time of the year right after summer

or

the time of the year that your jeans hit the pavement, AGAIN?

Kudos to you for your efforts and losing weight.
Kudos to you for allowing me more opportunities to see your undies when you drop your drawers in public, LOL

Have a great day, YOU made MINE!

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HICALGAL 7/18/2009 5:52AM

    looks like you and Gracie on the Calorie Killer's team have something in common...check out her latest blog if you haven't already and warning...don't be drinking anything either!

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Dosh Garn Mercy Rule!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tonight was our second game of the season. Our uniforms are aqua emoticon and we played John Deere (a green team). Our shirts almost matched! We were visitors, so we were up to bat first. I batted clean-up, which is just silly! You're supposed to put a strong batter there to "clean up" the bases and get the first three batters home. Yeah, that didn't happen. I hit the ball but they fielded it cleanly and I was out.

After the first inning, it was tied, 2 all. We came up the second inning and just couldn't seem to get in a rhthym with the batting. By the bottom of the 4th, we were down by 6 runs. Held them and started the fifth inning. No runs in for us either, but still plenty of time to play, right? Well, they scored...and scored...and scored...and I don't know how many, but they scored a lot! Next thing I know, blue is calling the game. Mercy rule is in affect (effect?). That means they were beating us so badly that the only merciful thing to do was to end the game right then and there. emoticon I wanted to play some more!!!

Oh well. Practice again on Monday. I'm guessing we'll work on batting. emoticon

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/17/2009 12:58AM

    B.,
Next time I have a bad weigh-in, I'm gonna call
MERCY RULE too

Thanks for the alibi.

Have a great weekend

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Who (or is it what?) would win the fight?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yesterday, one of my cube mates offered me a chocolate chip cookie. I thanked her very much, but turned it down. This morning, she asks me "Since you didn't want a cookie, would you like a cucumber?" My eyes lit up!!! Fresh cucumbers from a garden!??! Heck YA! I'll take a cucumber!! Woo hoo!!! (I took two!)

So, later in the day I started thinking about the choice...cookie or cucumber. And I was a little surprised to realize that the cucumber sounded SO much BETTER than a cookie! emoticon But, really, have you had fresh cucumbers. They totally win that fight! I did let her know that if she has excess any time through the summer I will be happy to help her consume them!

Now all I need are some fresh tomatoes and I can have cuke and mater sam'ich! Yum, yum! emoticon

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/16/2009 7:45AM

    Then ;send ME the cookies,
Signed,
The Cookie Monster


Ha Ha Ha
You made the right choice!
Have you put the cucumber on the nutrition tracker to see how much cucumber you get for the calories of a single cookie? Amazing!

Have FUN putting your cuke mater sammach together.
I'm over here lickin' my chops



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TIGGAKITTEN 7/16/2009 3:48AM

    Sounds like a great idea emoticon
Good on you for making the right choice.

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Did you know that boxers are big?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I mean boxer puppies, who grow up to be boxer doggies. LOL!!! Our 12 week old baby girl is bigger than our 3-year old 1/2 Sheetzu (sp), 1/2 Pappillon (Yep, he's a Sheetzon! LOL!) Boxers (apparently) need to be walked every day. When they walk, the "leader of the pack" (yep, that song is going through my head!) walks in front. Scooby (the old man) leads the way. Abby (the baby girl) follows. She is doing VERY well on the leash now and it's only been a week!

DH mentioned today, however, that as she grows, these two-mile walks are NOT going to cut it. Got me to thinking...maybe I'll have to teach her to run with me. Of course, that means I'll have to run more often!! Our poor Scooby was EXHAUSTED after that walk. We covered almost two miles in just under 40 minutes. We had been doing about one mile.

Both dogs are asleep right now. Sweet babies... emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/15/2009 9:09AM

    Hello Barb,
I always like your blogs, BUT...

Neither Scooby nor Abby are the pack leaders.

YOU are the pack leader. Just ask Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer.

If you are the pack leader, you will have much less problems with either of the dogs down the road. They WANT to be followers and they want YOU & your DH to be the pack leaders.

When you walk your dogs, I have found that they do much better when restricted to be BESIDE you or just behind you, rather than being in front of you. This works when leaving the house on the walk too. If you allow them to go out the door BEFORE you go out, they are the leaders, If you walk out before them, YOU are the leader, and they "get it".

Good luck with your doggie endeavors.

Tony

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It's been a good day

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Got up early. Got to work a little early (no carpooler!!). Got stuff done. Came home. Walked the puppies and then headed to softball practice. Now I'm Sparkin' folks. And soon, it'll be time to fix tomorrow's breakfast and lunch and head to bed. We'll see if I feel good when the alarm goes off in the morning. emoticon

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 7/14/2009 1:42PM

    another busy day
don't forget to have fun and spread the fun too!

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