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I Love Halloween

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's my favorite month", I tell people at work. I wear my Halloween scrubs, socks, and earrings the whole month.

I like the way the weather gets cool and crisp, and leaves turn colors and fall.

People start decorating with pumpkins - some carved into jack-o-lanterns.

Some folks dress up their pets.

I don't - my critters hate to even wear sweaters in the winter!



A lot of pets don't like trick or treaters coming to the door - all the strangers ringing the bell.


Have a happy! "

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MKPQ51 10/21/2009 5:41PM

    I don't decorate for Halloween; however, I'm well prepared for visitors who come to our door.

And, usually with Halloween comes a bit cooler weather, which I most certainly do enjoy.

Kat

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MSWEEZER 10/20/2009 11:49AM

    Too cute. Thanks for sharing.

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IOWAGAL1957 10/20/2009 9:32AM

    it's my 2nd fav holiday!

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VICIOUS421 10/20/2009 3:43AM

    LOL I loved the pictures!!!! Awesome blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Happy Halloween month!!!!

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MEL9300 10/20/2009 1:13AM

    Hope you enjoy your Hallween! Hope you are ready. emoticon

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So, We Meet Again, Pizza!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I packed a good meal to bring to work - fruit salad (blueberries, strawberries, peaches), yogurt, frozen creamed spinach (low fat). Let it at home. Sigh. One of the guys told me there was pizza in the back. Looked good, but I wanted to resist.

Went back in the break room to get coffee - there it was in all its glory. Chicago style meatlovers.
Ummm

OK, I had a piece. Just one! And, I enjoyed it. Until it lay like a lump in my belly. It did keep me from having or wanting another piece.


Recorded it in my nutrition tracker. Am planning to behave myself the rest of the day. I will recover from this!

  
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VICIOUS421 10/18/2009 10:45PM

    I think you did great with the pizza, I love pizza and it figures in my diet at least once a week. The pictures for this blog were awesome LOL I especially like the salad dog!

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CLEOLEFT1 10/18/2009 10:06PM

    I think you did great!

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MKPQ51 10/18/2009 10:38AM

    Mmmmm, pizza. We don't order it as often as we used to; but still have a slice (or two) when we do. I eat a salad first so that I won't be tempted to have any more. (In the past, I'd keep going back until it was allllll gone!)

Kat

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ALOHAEV1 10/18/2009 10:04AM

    Well, we can always blame it on the kitties and puppies!

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FURBALLDTH 10/18/2009 9:29AM

    I love pizza too. Congratulations on not hanging it up for the day. You got it out of your system and moved forward. emoticon emoticon

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FITKAT2010 10/18/2009 9:29AM

    It takes a lot to be on a healthy eating program. You prepared your meal. You forgot it. So be it. Write a note to remember and put it on the door out to the car. Write another and put it on your steering wheel in your car. Then, you won't forget again.

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GABBIE00 10/18/2009 9:02AM

    pizza is my weakness,but if i we're haveing it for suppeer i'll plan for it all day so i don't go over or don't go over too much.if i would not eat it at all I would have quit this plan a long time ago.I just don't eat as much.

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Sunny Saturday

Saturday, October 17, 2009

We've been having some cooler days and nights. This morning started off in the mid 40's, but it's nearly 75 now, and sunny & clear. Glad I walked the pups earlier. We did a brisk 28 minute 1.56 mile walk. Usually takes us a little over 30 minutes.

I was off last night for one night, and have to work tonight at midnight. Slept yesterday and stayed up all night. I was going to go to the gym last night, but forgot they close at 1900 (7P) on Fri evenings. I rolled up at 2230 (1030P) and it was dark. Rats. Came home and tried out a Leslie Sansone walking DVD. That was actually fun. There are several Spark People Teams for walking with Leslie Sansone. Who knew?

Went to the gym today after I walked the pups. Did an hour on the treadmill (3.55 miles) and the circuit training. Went to a buffet for lunch. Yum - huge salad, fish, chicken parmesan, veggies. Too full for fruit for dessert.

Now, I'm ready to sleep. Just gotta stop playing on line, wash my face, brush my teeth, and go lie down soon.
Hope the critters let me sleep!

  
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VICIOUS421 10/18/2009 2:36AM

    Sounds like a great day! The pictures were adorable!

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CLEOLEFT1 10/17/2009 6:31PM

    i know how u feel. i downloaded an ebook last nite and that is all i have done alllllll day long. haha

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Idle Thoughts

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Someday, I'd like to retire,


take it easy.

I'd probably be bored out of my mind.

Need a hobby - maybe dog grooming (maybe not)

I read a lot, probably still will.

  
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VICIOUS421 10/18/2009 2:31AM

    Loved this blog, the pictures were great!

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HARTLOVEJ 10/17/2009 8:11PM

  Your blogs are so cute. I love the animal pictures and your comments to go with them.
They are so funny and make me laugh.

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AVALONAPPLE 10/17/2009 6:32PM

    As usual...your blogs make me laugh..they are unique.
Jennifer

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BIRDRIPLEY 10/17/2009 7:05AM

    Thanks for the laugh.

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MKPQ51 10/17/2009 2:20AM

    I always love your blogs; but, I really got a kick out of today's!

Kat

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The worried well

Friday, October 16, 2009

From Wiktionary: [edit] EtymologyCoined in 1970 by Sidney Garfield, founder of Kaiser Permanente.

[edit] NounSingular worried well
(medicine) Users of medical or psychiatric services who are not suffering from any diagnosable disease.

From the Denver News: Doctors say the “worried well,” -- patients who fear they have swine flu, but have little or no symptoms -- are swamping them with phone calls and dropping into urgent care clinics for flu tests.

Rod Moser From WebMD:
Every morning I watch the local news to see what kind of medical problems and issues I will be discussing that day. If there is a story about a new case of West Nile Fever in the area, I will be getting calls as soon as the phones open. A Lyme disease case was diagnosed thirty miles from here, so I will get a few of those calls, too. These calls come from a large group of media-inflamed people called the "Worried Well" - well people that think they might be ill, or at least, exposed.

A helpful test you can do online is at www.flu.gov . It's a brief screening to see if you have anything that needs to be treated, and if you might be able to treat yourself at home.

(I've tried, but tonight I can't get my pictures to upload - it keeps crashing my blog. Sorry - funny &/or pertinent pictures next time!) 0330 (3:30A) - Changed terminals - this one's working better.


  
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VICIOUS421 10/18/2009 2:16AM

    Thank you for the great blog and the web site! I loved the pictues, especially Flu Kitty LOL!

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HOKU-ALOHI 10/16/2009 4:06PM

  These people are living lives of FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real)...they need to be concerned that the stress of being sick will ending up making them sick with various health conditions that are triggered by stress.

I am sending out thoughts and prayers that people will be grateful for the health that they do have. This jumping at every shadow of specters that "might" be is horrible. People need to face what is real and stop showing up in your ER.

I know we'll spread the spark of Spark People all over the world. Maybe in the ER's they can start showing videos of the third world country folks and shame some of these worried well people into common sense.

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MKPQ51 10/16/2009 3:44AM

    You may not be able to get your pictures to upload, but the info sure is useful, as usual! Thanks for sharing with us.

When I read this blog, I was reminded of my nephew, who is (slightly) mentally handicapped. If he heard or read about some virus, medical problem or issue, he'd claim he had it--and, he'd be able to provide you with a list of all the symptoms! When he was in his late teens and early twenties, many times my sister would get a call from someone who had thought the illness was real and had taken him to the hospital. I'll have to admit, it's been a while since my sister's had to deal with that problem; but back then, it happen frequently. Bless his heart! My sister used to get so upset with him at the time; but, later we’d have a good laugh.

Kat


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