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It's the weekend already???

Friday, December 03, 2010

Seems like it was just last weekend, boy this week has really flown by! emoticon But at any rate I am so glad to have the weekend here, look forward to some down time without all the hectic schedules and deadlines that week usually has.
Woke up to a chilly morning, 28 degrees ---what happenend to our 40 degree mornings of last week. And even the weather guy is forecasting some emoticon flurries by Sunday. Of course as warm as it was last week with highs near 70, it's not expected to stick & accumulate, but it will be pretty to watch it fall --just as long as it doesn't linger. emoticon
DH had delish supper of pot roast & potatoes & garden peas prepared and a fire in the fireplace, what a warm welcome! A nice relaxing meal after a long day at work it a great way to start my weekend.

Tomorrow, heading out to do some Christmas shopping & also birthday shopping as my youngest grandson turns 1 on the 7th. Now he just needs to start walking, hopefully not much longer, longing to see him walk to his Nanna.

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend! emoticon

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APRILLSCOTT 12/11/2010 11:38AM

    I hope you got all the shopping done! I hate trying to decide what I am going to get! Seems like I am just not a good shopper and I love getting the gift cards!

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GOANNA2 12/6/2010 1:11AM

    Wow, Donna what a great Christmas present to look forward to.

I don't even know what to do for Christmas.
When my Canadian friend was here, we went to the Embroiderers'
Guild and bought some beautiful hand made presents and I like them so much that I would love to keep the. Ho Ho!

Have a great week.

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/4/2010 4:16PM

    What a joy it is when those little arms go out and a grandchild toddles over to you, and how lovely to reward them with a huge hug as only can be given by a grandma. Hope you find all the gifts you want quickly and without any stress. Already the shops here are getting so crowded. Have a lovely weekend.

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BARBARAROSE54 12/4/2010 2:09PM

    that's so nice of dh to welcome you home for the weekend with a great meal and a warm fire.

happy birthday to your youngest gs !

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ASTORRES1 12/4/2010 2:06AM

    Sounds like your weekend is as busy as mine.......enjoy your time off from "work".....lol

Merry Christmas

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/4/2010 1:09AM

    Enjoy your shopping this weekend.

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CIVIAV 12/3/2010 11:45PM

    Brrrr it's cold here (Toronto) too! Can't wait to hear about the toddler!


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    Donna, that would be a great Christmas present even an early one. Your grandson walking to his Nanna for the first time.. I hope to get my shopping done by next weekend. Yes, I have been procrastinating.


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Out with November, in with December goals....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's hard to believe we are down to the final month of 2010. I haven't lost as much as I would have liked in 2010 - but it ain't over yet! November was a flat month with no loss & no gain ending @ 170. So I'll take that, anytime there's no gain with a holiday in the month, I figure I've done ok.

December is going to be a month to really stick closely to my goals with all the various Christmas parties & events to attend, Planning & moderation will be the key to survival on a positive note.

So forDecember, my goals are:

*Continue my water intake of 9 cups daily
*Strive for a minimum of 4 servings of fruits/veggies daily
*Get back to consistent exercise routines, no more sporadic workouts
*2 days per week of strength exercise
*Limit sodium
*Getting at least 7 hours of sleep each nite
*Stick to low carb options
*Keep focused by logging into the SP site daily & keeping in contact with my SP buddies who keep my motivated

Let's all have a healthy & joyous December as we celebrate this beautiful time of year --Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 12/2/2010 6:39AM

    You rock Donna and you have a great plan. emoticon emoticon

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ERCELLAJS 12/1/2010 11:15PM

    Good goals and emoticon and your emoticon are here to help you.

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/1/2010 4:55PM

    All the best Donna, I know emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 12/1/2010 1:01PM

    Good luck with reaching your goals in December ! emoticon

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PYNNER 12/1/2010 12:12AM

    I'm right there with ya girl. Together we can do it and it really is wonderful the support we get from our spark friends isn't it? But best of all, I love the wonderful frienships I make on sparks. Have a great Wednesday. hugzzz

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MILMOM2000NEW 11/30/2010 9:59PM

    Awesome job of at least writing your goals out! That rocks!

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Happy Birthday to my husband...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Today is a special day, a day to be thankful for the 55 years the Lord has blessed my husband with. I'm so thankful for being able to celebrate his birthday with him again. 3 ,5 years ago, I thought the Lord was calling him home. We had arrived home after our final revival service for the week & were preparing to pack to leave on our anniversary getaway the following morning. I will never forget those words I heard him exclaim "Oh No, not again". He took his nitros, it was then I realized what was going on, after sitting in the kitchen, then the den & getting no relief from his pain, he came in bedroom & reclined on the pillows in severe pain. I'm thankful for the fortitude of making him take an aspirin just before he passed out. A long story made short, 1 week later after being in the hospital since the heart attack, he underwent his 2nd double bypass surgery. I'm happy to say that today after 3 heart attacks, we've realized each day & each moment should not be taken lightly. We also realize how important it is take care of our bodies.

I'm so thankful that I still have my wonderful husband to share things with & to work together on our journey to improving our health thru proper eating & exercise. Without his support this would be such a difficult journey.

We went out for a steak dinner. We each had a tossed salad with steak, he had fries & I had baked potato. Then went to a Community Thanksgiving Service, what a blessing that was.

Now we are heading home to share in his birthday cake, so I will have only a small piece of carrot cake --his favorite! emoticon

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OPALMOON 11/29/2010 9:21AM

    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your husband. It is wonderful that you have shared a lovely celebration together.

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ASTORRES1 11/28/2010 2:52PM

    Happy Birthday to your lucky hubby!!!


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TRYINGHARD1948 11/25/2010 2:33AM

    Love is written in every word of your blog. It is so lovely to read of your devotion, not only to the Lord, but the joy you find in your husband. May you both have many more birthdays together and continue to grow in each others' love. Happy Birthday to your husband.

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GOANNA2 11/24/2010 5:23PM

    emoticonHappy belated Birthday to your husband.

You are a wonderful lady and I am glad you are able to enjoy
your healthy journey with your husband.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 11/24/2010 5:38AM

    What a blessing to be able to share another birthday with him.

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PYNNER 11/24/2010 12:15AM

    Hey sweetie, that sounds like an absolutely wonderul way to spend the day. Kenny truly is your special angel isn't he. I'm so glad everything turned out as well as it has. You two are definately meant for each other. Give him a big hug for me. And your dinner sounds like it was absolutely delish!!!

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HEALTHIERTINA 11/23/2010 10:53PM

  So glad you are celebrating his birthday again. What a blessed day for both of you. Wishing you another happy year together, with many more to follow. emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 11/23/2010 10:21PM

    Please wish your hubby a happy birthday for me. I'm glad you got to spend such a lovely evening with him.

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CIVIAV 11/23/2010 10:10PM

    How lovely that both of you received gifts on his birthday!
It's a wonder how many gifts we receive, eh?

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My Hunting adventure...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

When I decided to join my DH while he went deer hunting I really figured it would be something I would tolerate it so we could spend time together. But you know what??? It was emoticon I enjoyed walking around in the woods & the excitement & anticipation of hoping to see a deer just around the bend. We actually did see 2 of them, but they were too far ahead for us to get a clear shot. Of course all the walking around was good for me, it felt good to be able to walk & not be breathless.

Some of you wanted a snapshot of my adventure, so here it is...

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BARBARAROSE54 11/22/2010 4:00PM

    emoticon you look great in your camo and hunter's orange !

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PYNNER 11/21/2010 7:03PM

    I love it, how fun. And no snow, I'm going to have to take care of that and send some your way. And today we were getting freezing rain, shoulda seen me walking or should I say skating on the sidewalk. hee hee

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/21/2010 3:24PM

    You look great Donna.

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CIVIAV 11/21/2010 1:12PM

    Sounds like it went exactly the way I would have wanted without an shots hitting their mark!
My mother in law went on a deep sea fishing trip with my father in law and had a similar experience. She loved being out on the boat and see what he loves about the whole thing while finding what she liked for herself.


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GLOMER 11/21/2010 12:33PM

    You look great - O Mighty Huntress! I'll bet the deer shook in their hoofs!! emoticon

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MILMOM2000NEW 11/21/2010 12:16PM

    You look adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you had a great time! Sounds fun! So does this mean that you didn't get one and will be buying hamburger instead?

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ASTORRES1 11/21/2010 9:01AM

    Dont you look cute.......glad you enjoyed your adventure with your hubby!!!

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GOANNA2 11/21/2010 2:37AM

    You look great Donna and it is great that the walking was beneficial. emoticon

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SURENDERISNOTME 11/20/2010 10:32PM

    Good for you Donna. Ray would never take me hunting. I would probably scare off all the deer.


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Rough start, good end to my day...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today started off a little woozy emoticon, sugar was a bit high this morning (183) which was a suprise for me with as well as I did on my calories & food choices yesterday. So I was a little lightheaded & not feeling well but knew I had to go into to the office since I'm out of sickdays that I can take til the new year starts. DH was working from home today so he drove me into work, that was a nice break from having to deal with all the "No driving skills" drivers that are typically on the roads. Seems almost everyday I am thanking the Lord for safey from that reckless drivers who have no regard for human life as they come a little too close for comfort. No wonder the county I work in is the #1 county in our state for accidents with medical injuries.for the 7th year straight!..Hmmmm, no wonder the rates are so high!! emoticon
So I got alot accomplished at work after lunch once I got to feeling better. The Office Manager made chicken salad sandwiches for lunch, oh so yummy. After DH picked me up from work, we went to Outback for supper. I decided on rather than getting my usual of a loaded baked potato & the 9oz prime rib, I chose to have the salad, baked sweet potato & the smallest sirloin (6oz) emoticon emoticon It was delish!
Then we decided to go shop for DH a new laptop as he has just about worn his current one out since he uses it for his ministry work & photography as well. We found a great bargain at Best Buy, he got a Toshiba A665 for under $600 --it has double the Ram & harddrive of his old one for less money. Now that's the kind of sales I like to find.
Tomorrow will be a busy day. I'm going deer hunting with my DH tomorrow morning. Yes, you read it right, I will be decked out in my camos & doing lots of trekking thru the woods as we are on the search for a deer that we can fill our freezer with for the winter. Wonder how many steps can I get in?

Have a great weekend, see you later! emoticon

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ERCELLAJS 11/20/2010 9:25PM

    Good eating choices. Like everyone else I am looking forward to seeing pictures.

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MILMOM2000NEW 11/20/2010 9:53AM

    I so want to see those pics too! :-) So cute! Sounds like a great day! I LOVE the idea of the Toshiba! I have one too and you know, this thing is FABULOUS! I absolutely love it! :-) Make sure you wear your pedometer! Curious how many steps you will take too!

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BARBARAROSE54 11/20/2010 6:57AM

    oh no Donna, you aren't one of those ladies????

My husband is all the time trying to get me in the woods with him deer hunting, says I can see them. No Way ! this lady isn't going hunting for anything.

but you have a good time and hope you get your deer.

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GOANNA2 11/20/2010 5:20AM

    I am so glad you felt better as the day wore on.
I would also like to see a picture of you in your camo outfit.

Good luck with the deer hunt.

Stay well and enjoy a great weekend.

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PYNNER 11/20/2010 1:13AM

    I WANT PICS OF YOU IN YOUR CAMO OUTFIT!! You're gonna be soooooo cute! It's nice of you to go with dh, and at least it isn't sub zero temps there so it won't be like sitting outside here. Brrrrr...

Your dinner sounds so delish, it makes me want some. How is dh enjoying his new computer, I bet he feels like a kid with a new toy, I know I did when I got mine.

Have a good weekend beautiful.

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