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A pool ladder and a new couch????

Monday, July 07, 2014

What does a new couch and a pool ladder have in common? Freecycle... I joined a new group that is just for my local area. There is another group called Freecycle which is nice, but sometimes the people who have stuff are just too far away. Anyhow, we have needed a new pool ladder since last year and someone had one for half of what it costs in the store, so we bought it. The people had used it one year and it was like new. I saw a new couch for, my favorite word "Free" also, so we picked up that. One of the arm cushions needs stuffed, but that's it. It's bigger than the one we had, which is a bonus because my family keeps growing.
My back hurts from filing at work today. I took some Alleve and I am sure it will be better later and tomorrow.

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KARENE10 7/9/2014 10:57AM

    emoticon a bargain!!!

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NELLJONES 7/8/2014 7:23AM

    I give stuff away all the time. To me there is great value in someone coming to pick it up and take it away, so it's a bargain for the giver, too.

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/7/2014 11:34PM

    just love a bargain !! congrats ! roc

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BRENDAGAIL9 7/7/2014 11:28PM

    I gave away my loveseat that was 17 years old because it took up too much room in my tiny apartment. It was in perfect condition because we hardly ever sat on it and had no kids at home. I need my sewing machine worse than the loveseat. I can make money with the machine.

You got some really good deals. We have freecycle here but there is nothing I need. We also have Love, Inc that gives away furniture and all kinds of things to needy people and they even deliver free. No questions asked. I got a beautiful solid oak bookcase for my bedroom.

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MCJOYFUL 7/7/2014 11:21PM

    Isn't finding bargains the best! Glad you had successes!

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Happy 5th of July

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I am soooo happy for the long weekend. I has given me a chance to catch up on some well needed cleaning.
I finally found most of my summer clothes. There are still some things that could be missing, but for the most part I have them
We had a very nice 4th of July. We had a cookout, hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled corn and let's not forget the ice cream cake, of which was really yummy,
My DS took us to watch the fireworks at the local mall. We took a blanket and sat in the parking lot and watched them. They were beautiful.
Not much else going on today, still trying to figure out when and where vacation is going to happen. I called the condo we usually stay at in Ocean City, Maryland and it is booked. No surprise, as I waited too long.
Well, that the update, nothing too exciting today, hopefully, church and visit with my mother.
Enjoy the long weekend.

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JUDITH316 7/7/2014 12:01AM

    Happy you enjoyed the fireworks, they are always a highlight for me and when the kids were still at home it was always a family outing for us with a visit to the park to watch the grand finale of fireworks! Sounds like you enjoyed a great Holiday Long Weekend... emoticon for sharing!

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/5/2014 10:50PM

    so glad your wee end is going so well .... roc emoticon

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MCMARTI26 7/5/2014 7:34PM

    I have been to Ocean City!! My sister lives close to Salisbury. I thought it was a perfect vacation spot with lots to do. My only complaint was the cold water even in the summer. I hope you get some other (better) arrangement.

One step at a time in our journey,

Carolina M. emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 7/5/2014 7:00PM


WTG on fitting in your summer clothes. I am very proud of you for all your hard work, and it IS hard to lose, no matter what anyone says.

As far as your vacation, you can just pretend you are visiting the area and go around and see things you never have time to do otherwise.

Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. Being retired, every weekend is long now.

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MCJOYFUL 7/5/2014 1:25PM

    hope you have a great day!

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GERIKRAGH 7/5/2014 1:16PM

    I AM enjoying!

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I Can Fit Into My Clothes Again

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

I have no idea what I weigh. I keep telling myself that I really need to get on the scale. But, to me the absolute best news is that I can fit in my summer clothes. The entire Spring I could not fit into my Summer clothes, but now I can. Now, the trick is to find all of them.
Our most major decision now is where and when to go on vacation. My boss handed me a memo stating I need to tell her by July 15 when I will be taking my vacation. We still haven't decided where, let alone when. It's hard with 7 people to find somewhere inexpensive and that everyone will like. I love the beach, but we can only go in a condo and that means washing towels everyday and pretty much eating in the condo. I guess it could be worse. We could just stay at home and do nothing. I don't know...

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FITMARY 7/4/2014 9:43AM

    Fitting back into your clothes is the BEST!! I remember when I could "suddenly" get back into some shorts in the back of my closet. Celebration time!!! Good for you!

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KARENE10 7/4/2014 9:11AM

    emoticon on fitting into your summer clothes again!!!!! Must feel emoticon !!! You don't have long to decide where to vacation huh? I like WENDYANNE'S Idea:) emoticon

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RENLLY 7/2/2014 12:37PM

    It must feel great to fit into your summer clothes. Way to go !!

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/2/2014 9:23AM

    all that walking is paying off ... yippee .... couldn't afford long trips when my youngun was growing up so we took Day Cations !! just hop in the car and go exploring the areas ... now with the internet you can find all kinds of free places to go .... explore your local area within a couple of hours .... take lots of pictures ... have a good time with the family .... roc

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NELLJONES 7/2/2014 7:23AM

    I hope you find someplace you will all enjoy.

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WENDYANNE61 7/2/2014 1:19AM

    When my kids were younger, we often rented a condo at the beach but I had two rules for those ten days: I am not responsible for breakfast everyday nor am I doing the clearing away after dinner at night! It meant that my hubby and I took turns having a lie-in in the morning and the kids took over washing up and tidying the kitchen in the evening!
I once moaned to a friend that it bothered me that we couldīnt afford more spectacular holidays, and she told me her family went away for the first time when her daughter was thirteen because they were so broke for over a decade ..... That put things into perspective for me...
I hope you find a nice place and really enjoy wearing all your summer clothes! emoticon

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Lovin' that Corn on the Cob

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nothing to me says summer more than fresh corn on the cob. We went to Aldi's today and they had it on sale for $.99 for four ears. We bought 3 packages. My family just loves it. I dated a guy once whose mother would make corn on the cob as dinner. I remember everyone asking me how many ears I could eat and I would say two or three. Well, we sat down for dinner and all I kept seeing was corn. I didn't want to eat too much corn because I was waiting for the main course. After awhile, I realized that the corn was the main and only course. After that I understood how everyone could eat 6 or 7 ears. LOL
Today is my birthday and we had cake last night as it was our other foster daughter's birthday yesterday. I had another piece of cake today to celebrate, but I think I am tired of cake. Too many birthdays this month.
We will be going walking later if it doesn't rain this evening.
Back to work tomorrow. I took Thursday and Friday off, so now I have to work four days next week and be off on Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Happy early Monday everyone.

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KARENE10 7/1/2014 10:17AM

    emoticon I think it's the butter and salt I like the most emoticon . Oh,and I NEVER tire of cake:) I have to work more this week too, to make up for being off on the holiday emoticon

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JUDITH316 6/30/2014 6:24PM

    Corn on the Cob is my favorite, sounds like you had a great Birthday Celebration... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Happy Birthday and God Bless...

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/30/2014 5:18PM

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NELLJONES 6/30/2014 7:23AM

    Corn on the cob is delicious, but one ear of corn is like half of the bread group (corn, grains, cereal, bread, potatoes, rice, etc) that I can have in an entire day.

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MCJOYFUL 6/29/2014 9:56PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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CAROL494 6/29/2014 7:38PM

  Aldi's corn is delicious!

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DMEYER4 6/29/2014 7:36PM

  I love corn on the cob too. emoticon its ok to have cake in moderation. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Walking at Night

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My DH and I have started walking at the local high school late in the evening. Fortunately there are enough lights around to see where you are going. It is so nice and cool at that time. We have upped our walk to over two miles. I think I am beginning to see some results. It's not enough that anyone else would notice, but I am. It's a start... emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/29/2014 9:18AM

    Good for you!

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KARENE10 6/29/2014 9:16AM

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WENDYANNE61 6/29/2014 1:09AM

    Keep at it and the pounds will come off and other people will notice too!

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/26/2014 10:57PM

    It is so nice that you and your DH enjoy the time together walking ... consistency works !! roc

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