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chocolate banana

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My granddaughter and I went shopping today for a few groceries and she saw the bananas and said, I could like those. I told her okay I would get her some. She said, "I like candy too."
I told her why not when we got home put some chocolate peanut butter on the banana, that would be better than candy. She said, "Oh nana you are so silly." I told her no really, I mean it, it is delicious. She said, "Well when we get home we should try it." When we got home she wanted her chocolate banana and her brother wanted one also. They loved them.
The children are such a joy. You never know what is going to come out of their mouth. My granddaughter is very picky and any time I can get her to eat anything healthy I feel like I have won a battle. She loves my Ensure And Naked Green drink. I hope its alright to let her have a little. She's four.

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TIME4COFFEE 7/14/2010 12:19AM

    Cute story Dollie. Have you ever tried putting seedless Red Flame grapes in the freezer and then eat them frozen? They're really good and sweet, maybe the kids would like them.

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MS.ELENI 7/13/2010 10:55PM

    Grandchildren are the best. emoticon

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Isn't it so!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I read this somewhere. It seems to fit.
If you have made mistakes there is always another chance for you.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call
'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
I'm up and running. No stopping me now.
We have been in the garden today. It really did not do as good as we like but I do have lots of squash, zucchini, sugar baby watermelons and cantaloupe. I think we will plow this garden under soon and plant a fall garden. Can you believe it, fall garden!! Its only five months left in this year. Its hard to believe how fast the time passes.

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 7/13/2010 9:50PM

    So true! What happened to the year 2010,it's going so fast!Let's enjoy everyday and savoir the simple moments in our lives.That is so awesome that you can grow cataloupes and watermelon where you live.Yes,when it comes to gardening you do have to look ahead to plant for the season coming.I am trying to take one day at a time and not think about how fast the year has gone.Thankyou for sharing this with us. emoticonDiana
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MS.ELENI 7/12/2010 11:59PM

    Sounds like your garden did good. I can't seem to grow veggies.

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TIME4COFFEE 7/12/2010 6:30PM

    It sounds like you had lots of good produce even if it didn't do as well as you would have liked. It is hard to believe it's so late in the year already!

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Self-forming power

Saturday, July 10, 2010

"If all the discoveries which men need to make, the most important at the present moment, is that of the self-forming power treasured up in themselves!" William Elllery Channing (1780-1842) Have you found your self-forming power? I see a glimmer. I feel it building in me, a little step at a time. I have taken my life back.
I would be interested to hear what comes to mind when you hear that term "self-forming power." I love words, they are so powerful.

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MS.ELENI 7/10/2010 9:14PM

    Words are indeed very powerful

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TIME4COFFEE 7/10/2010 2:45PM

    In general, knowing that I am the reason for failure or success. I don't go for victim mentality.

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ASH72461 7/10/2010 1:23PM

  you can do it
if you believe you can do it
i will reach my goals because i can conrol them
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Friday, July 09, 2010

What ardently we wish, we soon believe." I wish I might have the wish I wish tonight.
I wish to be healthy and weigh 150 pounds. I do believe with hard work I will get my wish.
I believe with hard work I will maintain the weight when I get it off.
I know in my heart I will be the best I can be. I am studying people who have kept the weight off for a few years and they are doing no different from when they first lost the weight. One lady said don't stand around and enjoy the praise, immediately go into maintenance. Don't let the excitement of the transformation let you put your guard down. We have to be ever vigilance. When the excitement is over and you get back to everyday life you may get depressed. That's when you really have to be careful. I experience that now. You lose five pounds get excited, your clothes are looser, you then have to continue on to the next five and the next. Sometimes it gets old and you don't want to eat vegetables or eat healthy but you need to sit down and take a few deep breaths and realize you are ful filling your dream.
This is what I want and I will do what it takes to get it right and stick with it the rest of my life.
I will be happy and I will go on the offense to protect everything I have lost and learned. I will do things that I have dreamed of only if the weight was not in the way. Well soon it will not be there and I can do anything this body can think up to do. I will be doing things that I have not been able to do long before I reach goal and I will enjoy each victory.

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MSANITAL 7/9/2010 9:07PM

    Thank you for writting this this is so true..
wishes are a funny word for me.. cuz.. I think anything you want in life you can make it happen. I dont think you need to wish for it.. I think as long as you sais it you can make it happen, and if being healhy and 150lbs is what you want then make it happen, if being a red head is what you want them make it happen, if having money is what you want them make it happen.. I think we can do just about anything we set our minds out too do. as long as it is legal and moral..
Keep up the good work..

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MS.ELENI 7/9/2010 7:45PM

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TIME4COFFEE 7/9/2010 7:33PM

    Good for you Dollie. I think you've got the right attitude and what it takes to reach your goals. Keep at it and then people will be studying YOUR success!

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getting naked

Thursday, July 08, 2010

"In order to swim one takes off all one's clothes-in order to aspire to the truth one must undress in a far more inward sense, divest oneself of all one's inward clothes, of thoughts, conceptions, selfishness etc. before one is sufficiently naked." Soren Kierkegaard, journal, 1854
I am learning to get naked and learn who I am. I want to get every bit of enjoyment out of my life. I want to strip all the old negative me away and find the joy and laughter. Come on Sparkies and join me on this adventure.

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TIME4COFFEE 7/9/2010 12:40AM

    I'll join you on the adventure, but when we're in the same room can we at least wear a robe?!

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