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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We (grandkids) worked in the garden this morning. They were so tickled about how big the squash, watermelons and cantaloupes had got. They would laugh when they found one.
I worked out with my weights and they would count for me and would tell me how good I did.
What fun to have your own rooting section. We took a break and then we went walking in the woods. They loved that. I got my 30 minutes in and it was fun. I guess we should all tackle everything like a kid does. It would be more fun.
The clouds came up big and black this evening and the kids were drawing pictures of what they saw. Some very interesting pictures. The rain came down and they were tickled about the vegetables getting a drink of water. They want to bring some more clothes to wear tomorrow and if it is not lighting we will play in the rain. We have been getting little showers nearly every evening.

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MS.ELENI 6/23/2010 8:54PM

    Sounds like you are having some great fun times with the grandkids. Good job on walk. emoticon

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JUSTLYLE 6/23/2010 5:51PM

    We're getting hit right now with high winds, hope it gets over soon.
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TIME4COFFEE 6/23/2010 5:39PM

    I'm glad you're having such a lovely time with the grandkids. And it's nice that the grandkids will have such wonderful childhood memories. Some of my best memories are of time spent with my grandparents.

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ECHOBLUE1 6/23/2010 3:59PM

    I need a garden!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday, June 21, 2010

It has been unreal hot today. It reached 100 degrees. I pulled a little grass out of my squash but that was it. I had to go grocery shopping and go to the meat market and I wanted to get through early. I got my weight lifting done early also.
We just ate rice and lentils for supper. It was too hot for much. Of course hubby had to have meat. I fixed him a pork chop. We had a wicked lunch, lean hamburger with two slices of bacon, tomatoes, onions, little mayo. It was some kind of good. You could hardly get your mouth over it. Hubby said it was a two napkin sandwich.
If anyone is out in the heat, please be careful dehydration will sneak up on you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ECHOBLUE1 6/22/2010 2:15AM

    I can't think about going out in this insane heat. It's supposed to get hotter tomorrow and the next day. I need to go get some groc's, too, but I think I'll just eat some stuff that's in the refrig and cupboard I've been ignoring. May as well use them and get rid of them anyway. Am drinking a lot of water. Even with AC it's still hot in house in between off and on. The afternoon sun comes right in my windows and the heat just rolls in. Guess I should turn it down some more, but then it just keeps on running -- electric bill already up high. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 6/22/2010 12:14AM

    I think you have the right idea to get stuff done early before the heat of the day sets in. Lunch sounds good. Would you believe I tried lentils for the first time just a few months ago? I didn't know what I was missing. The only way I've had them though is soup.

Catch you later!

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MS.ELENI 6/21/2010 8:34PM

    It is very hot here too. I can't stand to be in it. I keep reminding hubby to be careful out there.
Sounds like you had some good food. emoticon

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

I lost five pounds overnight. wow! I know its fluid and I probably have five more. I'm drinking a lot of water, tea and some coffee. I took a cranberry pill, cut way back on salty foods and junk foods. The fluid made me feel real bad. But I'm feeling better now. Maybe all the binging is over with now. So silly to try and feel better by eating bad foods. I felt better after talking to friends on Spark and there were no calories to count just lots of love and caring.
My husband wanted to eat at the oriental place for Father's Day so we did. I was real proud of my eating. It was a very good day and I think my husband enjoyed himself. The kids called and wished him a Happy Fathers Day.
Thanks Spark friends for all your care. I hope everyone has a great and healthy week. emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 6/20/2010 8:54PM

    I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and had some great successes!
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MS.ELENI 6/20/2010 8:11PM

    Glad you had a good day.

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ECHOBLUE1 6/20/2010 6:52PM

    Good for finding a Chinese restaurant with good food. Also, looking back on your last blog. You had fried green tomatoes -- now they sound so good. groan now I have to wait till I go to store next week and maybe I can find some old hot house green tomatoes -- maybe. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My sugar babies are growing so good. I'm keeping an eager eye on them can't wait to eat one. I ate my first tomato sandwich and it was to die for. It is nothing like fresh.
Last week my husband and I could not wait and went to the market and bought two "field grown tomatoes" and they were awful. If they were field grown I would hate to see the field.
I know I'm not suppose to eat fried but I could not help it I fried some green tomatoes and eggplant. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh too good. I've got to go and get some fresh peas and freeze them.
We just do not have the time to plant any bigger than we did.
We had a nice little rain yesterday and maybe we will have one this evening. It really helps the watermelons and cantaloupes and tomatoes.

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TIDBLGHUR 6/15/2010 11:00PM

    I agree when you grow it yourself it always tastes better, I cannot wait for my first tomato to turn red so I can throw it in a salad :D

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BAYBELIEVER 6/15/2010 6:37PM

    Oooooh Yum! I still only have lettuce to eat, but I can see my tomatoes starting beyond the blossom and I have blossoms on eggplants, tomatillos, peppers, and squash. Can't wait! I can just eat vegetables all day long when they are from my garden or local from the farmer's market!

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MS.ELENI 6/15/2010 5:13PM

    We only got a few tomatoes but I also fried some and they are to die for. I tried baking them and they were ok but the fried ones were better. Your garden sounds great. I just don't have any luck with veggies. Enjoy your garden

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ECHOBLUE1 6/15/2010 4:57PM

    Oh yum Home grown tomatoes are out of sight. Can you have fried things if you use Olive Oil???? More happy growing. Echo

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TIME4COFFEE 6/15/2010 4:19PM

    I had my lunch, so I'm not hungry but reading about your garden is just about making me hungry anyway! And for the record, I grew up on pan fried eggplant and I LOVE it!

No eggplant emoticon? What's up with that!

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What has happened?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My poor body does not know what has happened. I am loving the heat. That is unheard of around here. I have had severe allgies for the last couple of years, could not stand the heat, I would itch, if the sun touched me it felt like I was on fire and would turn bright red, If my legs or feet touched grass I would itch like crazy and break out in hives. I could go on and on.
I worked outside for 4 hours this day, preparing another bed for planting butternut squash. I hope it is not too late to be planting them. The grandkids had planted the seeds last week and most of them have come up. The kids were so excited. I'll transplant them next week, they should be strong enough, I think. I'm not really a great gardener but I love trying and do have pretty good luck. If I can stay this active and happy I should have a great year far as weight loss is concerned. I am too busy to worry about overeating. And I could not do what all I'm doing if I was eating junk. I'm running off beans, vegetables, tuna, chicken, peanut butter. Almond milk, etc. Its all healthy and it does do a body good. I froze my almond milk for tonight and I hope it is like ice cream. I sure like reading all the great things folks are doing on Spark. It seems like most everyone is having a great year.

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ECHOBLUE1 6/3/2010 2:09PM

    Hang in there -- SparkPeople and Spark Friends are there for you. Gardening is good for you -- even if you are just sitting in the middle of your garden - some days are not good for pulling weeds - maybe just in the light of the full moon??? chuckle emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 6/2/2010 10:13PM

    I'm really pleased for you! I hope you and the garden continue to thrive.

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MS.ELENI 6/2/2010 8:24PM

    Sounds like a good day. emoticon

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