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Weekend Was A Bust

Monday, December 03, 2012

I wasn't able to get the inside decorations up this weekend as planned. No sleep + bad headache = nothing getting accomplished! I am hoping to get them up by Wednesday though. I will post a picture once all is done.

DH and I will be seeing the grandson on Wednesday instead of Tuesday this week. Planning to go see the new Guardian movie with the little guy, (little boy teams up Santa, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, etc to save children everywhere). It's rated 5 stars and reviews are good so should be fun!

Aside from this I'm just trying to figure out how to get more sleep this week (an on-again, off-again issue) and rid myself of a bad annoying headache or head pain as the case may be. DH thinks it's a sinus issue (left side from above my eye to back of head). He gets a lot of sinus infections and swears to no end this is what I have. So I will call the doctor and let him tell me if antibiotics are needed.

Wishing my Sparkfriends a good week! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/3/2012 10:07PM

    Hope your doctor can help you. The movie is supposed to be awesome. I hope that you all enjoy it.

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LKWQUILTER 12/3/2012 9:57PM

    Hope you get to feeling better Sallie. I know that sinuses can cause bad headaches. Have fun at the movie with little guy.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 12/3/2012 1:28PM

    Sorry to hear you're under the weather!
I, too, get sinus infections. They can be so draining - head aches and pains, and often a lot of exhaustion.
I have found that just letting my body heal naturally is just a quick as getting the antibiotics... unfortunately! The meds of course do help, but it's not quick. So I've timed it and the regular "healing period" is just about the same. Just in case you want to save the time and $$.
The decorations will surely be beautiful! Can't wait to see the pics!!
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3016DEBRA 12/3/2012 1:20PM

  Sorry to hear that...I know it can take all the "oomph" out of ya. Hope you can get some relief soon. Enjoy the movie with the little one! emoticon

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    Hope you feel better soon.

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PARKERB2 12/3/2012 11:58AM

    Enjoy the movie with the little guy. Hope the head gets better.

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Weigh In

Saturday, December 01, 2012

First off I am ecstatic to report I dropped 3 lbs at my last weigh in on the 27th. emoticon That counts for Thanksgiving week with 3 moderate meals of "turkey with all the trimmings" (not all in the same day mind you) and 1/2 slice of pumpkin pie included. I am super proud of myself. This brings me down 24 lbs with only 6 lbs to go to eliminate the reminder of this year's regain. So far so good!

In other news, I have been without my computer for the past week. Prior to that I had only intermittent access to the internet. Virus issues! The Geek Squad at Best Buy has been doing their thing with it and returned it to me late yesterday. I learned the viruses (2) tagged along when I downloaded the latest version of Adobe Flash. I wasn't even aware that could happen. Let me tell you it's rough when you have no internet. I didn't realise how much I have come to depend on it to keep in touch with family and friends. Nevertheless I did managed to get a lot done.

Our Christmas decorations outside are up. emoticon DH and I bought 3 new pieces this year. A set of white light Christmas Trees (1 large, 1 small), a large white light Reindeer and a tall inflatable Nutcracker. These go along well with our Super duper inflatable Santa, super duper tall inflatable penguin, inflatable Mickey Mouse with presents, and hard plastic light up Santa, stackable gifts, Polar Bear, and Snowman. Our house, hedge, and bushes, are all trimmed in white lights and our sidewalk is lined with candy canes. Garland, big red bows and wreaths here and there add the finishing touches. Next up the inside and 2 Christmas trees (1 with ornaments we have collected from our families as well as throughout the years), and 1 Disney inspired complete with monorail running underneath!

I also got busy tackling the office desk, my dressers, and my side of the closet. This weekend I need to sort through my husband's dressers and his side of the closet, with or without his help I might add. Most likely without since he HATES getting rid of anything!!

As for this week, plans to take the grandson to the movies on Tuesday are in the works. emoticon So is the official start of our Christmas shopping. I found out the other day that in our county alone there will be 1200 children slated to go without Christmas presents this year. emoticon It's times like these I really wish I would win the lottery (of course I would first have to play it) but nonetheless DH and I will do our best to buy for as many as we can. The Angel Tree and Toys for Tots have been our charities of choice at Christmas time for years now. We also do a local food drive. And for the past 5 years we have made certain to include our grandson in our participation in hopes the act of giving whether it be with food, clothing, gifts or time, rubs off on him.

As for our daughter, she is still grouchy and mean spirited as ever. No changes expected but I must say she is doing well in her first semester back at college. I pray she hangs in there this time around and finishes what she starts. Believe it or not she wants to be an RN. emoticon I say more power to her. Perhaps she will eventually learn to care, not judge and have compassion in the process. There is always hope, right? In the meantime I will pray mightily for her future patients.

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/3/2012 4:41PM


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BRENDABUNNY 12/1/2012 1:54PM

    Wonderful blog Sallie and the christmas display sounds beautiful emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/1/2012 10:12AM

    Your yard sounds awesome. You'll have to post pictures! Have fun with your grandson on Tuesday. What movie are you going to see?

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/1/2012 8:18AM

    Great blog!!!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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LKWQUILTER 12/1/2012 7:46AM

    Knew something was wrong Sallie but wasn't sure what. I sure know about "sick" computers as I called Computer Dr. to come see about mine. It is slow, freezing, and frustrating me mightly. You sure did good over the holidays--I didn't but am back on track now (I hope). I bet your outside decorations are beautiful and would love to see him. How bout posting a picture? Have fun with your little guy and when you finish your home, I will gladly let you have fun at my home. lol (((HUGS)))

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I had a nice time with the husband, daughter, grandson, daughter's boyfriend Dan and adopted daughter Faye yesterday celebrating Thanksgiving. Dinner was yummy. The pies were a hit especially the Apple Pecan! emoticon And Disney On Ice was a lot of fun! The grandson would attest to that. His favorite part was CARS followed by Toy Story.

As for any "drama". Yes, there were remarks made to try and upset the day but my suit of armor held emoticon and the smiles on my grandson's face as well as seeing him have so much fun, diminished their stings. I am thankful to say I got through the day intact!

Today will be a quiet one spent watching the Macy's parade, cropping photos from last night and later having left over Turkey with all the trimmings once again with just the husband and me. *And even though I allowed for a "free day" yesterday I have eaten quite moderately. No free for all feasting for me this holiday. emoticon What a change!

Wishing all my Spark friends a wonderful Thanksgiving! Praying the day is full of love, laughter and fun for all. I am so thankful to have found Sparkpeople. It has helped me so much the last couple of years in my endeavor to lose weight and learn to take better care of myself. The friends I have found here are emoticon, each and everyone. You all are my rock to lean on when times are difficult, my cheerleaders when things are going well and each of you have helped and inspired me more than you will ever know. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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SABLENESS 11/24/2012 9:30PM

    Glad you had a good day and were able to let stuff not get to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SGCSVCEEC 11/23/2012 3:07PM

    It sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
Blessings on you and yours today. emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 11/22/2012 5:59PM

    So glad to hear of your lovely day AND your fully functional suit of armor!
Way to go, dear, just letting anything with a *sting* just deflect right off you.
Thank YOU for being such a wonderful part of my journey here in this blessed place called SparkPeople!
Enjoy your "2nd" thanksgiving meal, your day, and all the peace and joy it has to offer!
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LKWQUILTER 11/22/2012 4:33PM

    Sallie, you have done so good and am so proud for you. I did not do that good but have been walking up and down stairs, other walking, and drinking my water. I have really tried hard but not succeeded--did not have the salads and veggies like I have at home. DD does not cook like we do either and even though dh did help some with the cooking, she does not have the ingredients that we do. I would love to have your apple pecan recipe. I did not eat any pecan pie or pumpkin pie but did taste dirt cake and pig pickin' cake dgd made for us.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/22/2012 11:50AM

    Glad that your family Thanksgiving went well. Glad that you get to rest today and enjoy some peace. I am watching the Parade right now.... I LOVE IT! Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

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LINDA! 11/22/2012 11:00AM

    Glad that you had a good time.

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IOEINC 11/22/2012 10:27AM

    Thank you Sallie for being such a lovely person and a great friend!! emoticon


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Today's Happenings

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Had a nice time with the grandson last night. Helped him with his wish list and had dinner at Cracker Barrel.

Today I have turkey #2 in the oven roasting to perfection or as near as I can get it. Turkey #1 was done yesterday. The husband and daughter pitch a royal fit if they don't get enough left-overs aka at least 3 days worth each so I usually cook 2 big birds. Guest it's a good thing I don't mind cooking. Anyway it saves on the drama! Every little bit counts with my family.

My pies came out okay. Pumpkin and Apple Pecan. I made 2 of each. One set for the daughter's house and 1 set for the husband. Aside from one slice of the pumpkin and a small taste test piece of the Apple Pecan they are all his. And he is more than welcome to the calories. emoticon I must admit though I had a little trouble with the crumble topping as you can see on the Apple Pecan. They didn't turn out as pretty as I had hoped but they are yummy so I will consider it a success for my first attempt at that kind of pie.

I will be leaving shortly with full body armor attached emoticon to head over to the daughter's place to celebrate Thanksgiving with her, the grandson, and her boyfriend Dan. Her best friend will join us after dinner to go see the Disney On Ice show. Praying for a peaceful drama-free day but most of all that my grandson has FUN! I love that little peanut!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/21/2012 9:54PM

    Glad that you had a nice day cooking and that you get to spend some time with your grandson. I can see how important that he is to you. Good luck! Happy Thanksgiving.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/21/2012 9:47PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!! You can cook my turkey any day now!! LOL

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RURAL3 11/21/2012 3:53PM

    praying for peace. Have a great Thanksgiving Sallie. emoticon emoticon

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KIMPY225 11/21/2012 12:53PM

    Those look GREAT!
I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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ALICIA214 11/21/2012 10:58AM


The pies look yummy!!! emoticon

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MOMMY445 11/21/2012 10:55AM

    glad to hear that you had such a great day! you can do this! you are worth it!

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Miserable Week

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A really bad mood plus 2 sleepless nights are making for some very yucky days for me this week. I haven't spoken to the daughter since Tuesday, and don't wish to. Have barely said 3 words to the husband in the past 2 days as well. Of course he is acting as if nothing happened which certainly doesn't help. Learning that he was allowed to not only see our grandson the other day but also take him out to dinner seriously hurt me to no end. Once again my daughter uses my grandson as a form of punishment when she is unhappy with something I have said or done. When my husband returned home he announced that our grandson had asked about me and wanted to know when he would seem me again. He added that he and our daughter didn't give any reason to our grandson as to why I didn't come over. They just left him to wonder where I was as if deciding not to see him was my choice. emoticon

I am surprised that I am not hitting up the refrigerator or cabinets in search of my usual emotional release. I wonder if one can become too depressed to eat? And would that necessarily be a bad thing for someone like me? To say that I am not fit for company is an understatement. And to think Thanksgiving is next week. Plans are to take dinner over to the daughter's place on Wednesday to celebrate than attend Disney On Ice with the grandson, husband, daughter and her boyfriend. The thought of sitting down to dinner and later trying to enjoy a show with my husband and daughter is unimaginable right now. But I can't cancel. I promised my grandson. So somehow I need to rid myself of this nasty mood I'm in before next week. I don't want to feel this way in front of the little guy. It wouldn't be fair to him. Guess I have some work to do.

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LIFE-FAITH 11/16/2012 12:10PM

    emoticon I understand! I am praying for God's grace for you and your family. When I am NOT getting along with my daughter and I go to her house - all of my energy and attention is my granddaughter - I play with her, talk to her, and interact with her - with all of my being so I can enjoy my visit without the emotional baggage.

Thinking of you! Jean

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RURAL3 11/16/2012 11:03AM

    You are doing great. Sleep would certainly help. It has so much to do with your mood and our health.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/15/2012 7:12PM

    I'm sorry that you're having such a bad week. Good for you staying out of the fridge! LOVE ya

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GRANDMABABA 11/15/2012 4:03PM

    I'm sorry you are in such a dark place. I hope you feel much better very soon.

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PENNYSAVER2 11/15/2012 9:47AM

    I hope you get to feeling better soon! emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 11/15/2012 7:50AM

    Your mood must be contagious Sallie as I have been a little down the past week. No real reason except maybe I am more concerned about my first plane ride to visit younger dd in Indiana. I would much prefer driving our own car--then if I wanted to leave early I could. lol Not sure how things will go as her hubby will be there too and not on the best of terms with him. Oh well, I will do what I have to. (((HUGS)))

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