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Dinner

Sunday, July 06, 2014



I actually had a nice dinner of sushi so this guy was safe...this time emoticon

I have been seeing these huge snails all over the place lately, including one who thought my cilantro plant was his dinner.

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/8/2014 11:22PM

    wow that is one big snail!!!


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MOMMACASSEY 7/7/2014 12:00PM

    WOW!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/7/2014 8:21AM

    YUCK! I'd freak out if I saw that in my garden!

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FLORIDASUN 7/7/2014 7:44AM

    Ekkks...the snail that ate Manhattan! emoticon

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SAFARIBABE 7/7/2014 6:07AM

    Turn about is fair play....make him YOUR dinner! LOL

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/6/2014 5:35PM

    Hmmm....a little olive oil, some lemon, a dash of salt.....

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FROSTY99 7/6/2014 4:22PM

    That is one good sized snail!

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Conspiracy

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Today I had planned to go for a bike ride after breakfast, mow the lawn (and after 3 weeks it is sorely needed!), finish weeding the "garden", maybe trim some more hedges and go for a walk in the evening.

Mother Nature decided otherwise...today is nice and rainy. Although I did get the walk done, to the post office & back, in the misty drizzle between showers.

Time for plan B...napping emoticon

  
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FLORIDASUN 7/7/2014 7:45AM

    Good plan B's come in PERFECTLY on a rainy day! emoticon

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ALICE_TENNIS 7/6/2014 4:59PM

    Rainy days are great for napping.

There will be sunnier/more enthusiastic days ahead!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/5/2014 11:49PM

    it is always wise to have a plan B

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IMPROVINGME 7/5/2014 1:50PM

    Exactly my kind of a plan!


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FROSTY99 7/5/2014 1:47PM

    Yep, I think Plan B is a great idea-heading there myself!

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SERENE-BEAN 7/5/2014 1:43PM

    Excellent alternate plan! I did that today, too, even though it didn't rain. emoticon

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LYNCHD05 7/5/2014 10:13AM

    Plan B sounds good too.....the grass will still be waiting for you tomorrow!!!

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GARDENCHRIS 7/5/2014 9:50AM

    there has been to much rain this summer!

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SAFARIBABE 7/5/2014 7:43AM

    Sounds like a perfect plan for a rainy day!

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/5/2014 6:24AM

    I love a good plan B!

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/5/2014 6:11AM

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"One Eyed Purple People Eater"

Friday, July 04, 2014

DD's new ride :


Since she had to wait all year for Phase 1 Driver's Training to be held at her high school, because she had no one to take her to the other locations, and since she has no other transportation to get to/from work (assuming she can now find a job), last week before I left MI I got her a moped & she passed her test to get a moped license.

Now she can cruise (30 mph only but it beats walking)!

  
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FLORIDASUN 7/7/2014 7:47AM

    A terrific solution to a frustrating problem. Make sure she wears her helmet and make sure she rides safe! It's a pretty cute little moped...I LOVE purple! emoticon

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COOP9002 7/5/2014 1:09PM

    I was thinking of the song. Glad to see she's mobile and environmentally conscious.

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LYNCHD05 7/5/2014 10:12AM

    Love the name!!!

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ADRIENALINE 7/5/2014 1:49AM

    That's great. It's beautiful!

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GRACEOMALLEY 7/4/2014 11:51PM

    Great ride! I hope she got a good helmet and ALWAYS wears it when she rides Good solution to the problem.
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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/4/2014 11:01PM

    So pretty!!!

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FROSTY99 7/4/2014 6:41PM

    She can cruise in style. Brings back memories-we hauled 2 mopeds to use when we camped. Not great of steep hills but lots of fun!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/4/2014 6:21PM

    LOVE it!

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SAFARIBABE 7/4/2014 5:08PM

    Very Cool!

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HOLLYM48 7/4/2014 4:06PM

    What, cool ride! I hope she has a matching helmet!

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Milestone

Friday, July 04, 2014

Not mine, although in a sense I guess it is for me too.

My firstborn is DS, 18 years old. He moved into his first place last night, to live on his own.
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I always enjoyed my children's milestones as a celebration of their independence. To me these are not times to be sad (but I have never really been a traditional or conventional parent either).

Although this particular milestone is not as happy as it should be. DS had to move out b/c his father, with whom he has been living for the last 2 years, kicked him out for the "sin" of DS sticking up for DD and pointing out to the psycho ex-husband (PEH) that the PEH's behavior towards DD is not acceptable by any normal standards. In a letter, not even a verbal confrontation.

So during my "vacation" of the last 2 weeks I found a place for DS to live, made the lease (b/c with no credit hstory & income level DS wouldn't have gotten approved) and arrangements to turn the power on (ditto the credit history)...and he picked up the keys and started moving in last night. Even though I will be paying half the rent DS will be contributing pretty much everything he has to his own support, which is really all I can ask. Far better to have him somewhere safe / good condition and help him out with the rent than have him pay 100% himself in a place that is falling apart and in one of the highest crime areas in the city. There are some other considerations too, so since I am able to help I will, until he finds a roommate to pick up the other half of the rent. We thought we had one lined up but he backed out because of my "no parties" rule.

But still, DS' first place on his own, not living with a parent! He tried not to show it but he was really excited & happy.

  
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FLORIDASUN 7/7/2014 7:53AM

    You are such a good mother to see his need and help out whilst still making him accountable and responsible! I'm sending him happy vibes and hope he really enjoys his independence! Too bad he isn't down in our neck of the palm trees. One of my greatest joys is trying to give assistance to young adults by helping them outfit their new digs at really reasonable pricing from my consignment gallery.

I consider it my duty in respect to my dear Josh..who would have had to face the same challenges were he still here with us. It's the LEAST I can do for our young kids....things are really, really tough for them right now. I admire and respect the fact that they carry on...in spite of the challenges in front of them! emoticon

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LYNCHD05 7/5/2014 10:18AM

    So happy for you that you could be there for your DS. He sounds like a pretty smart guy who knows right from wrong. It is a very good thing you were there at the time. WTG Rebekah!!

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ADRIENALINE 7/5/2014 1:52AM

    That is a big step! You're a great parent who knows how to nurture independence

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GRACEOMALLEY 7/5/2014 12:05AM

    Unfortunate that PEH is such a PEH,but thank goodness your son is smart enough and learned enough from you to know what is right and wrong behavior. Not exactly a perfect situation, but it sure sounds as if you and DS came up with a really viable solution. Good for you both!
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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/4/2014 10:59PM

    Congrats to both of you!!!

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FROSTY99 7/4/2014 12:17PM

    It is a milestone and happy that he is in a safe place and you are in a position to make that happen for him. It is sad that PEH is not a good and supportive father but doesn't sound like he is likely to change.
I too always encouraged my sons to be independent and they were both on their own before they were 20. I have no patience for people who want to keep their kids under their wings forever. Had an aunt like that and 2 cousins lived with her until she died!!

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SAFARIBABE 7/4/2014 9:11AM

    Shame about the way it came about, but what an exciting time in DS's life. You never forget your first place. And good on him for sticking up for his sister! You should be very proud of him and he should be very proud of himself! Happy 4th! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 7/4/2014 8:45AM

    happy for him.

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/4/2014 8:01AM

    WOW, that's fantastic! Congratulations on the milestone....good on both you and DS

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Still alive

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Since it has been (too) many months since my last blog this is just a quick note to say I am still alive and here. Been spending too much time working, not working out, and dealing with the crazy from the psycho-ex. Which, unfortunately, isn't over yet. Gained some weight and have been about 10 pounds over maintenance range for the last (too many) months, but at least I know how and why and am taking steps to correct it again. Unfortunately I am a stress eater...but it is summer, we have beautiful weather and I am building a small garden and plan to spend more time enjoying my "new" bike (had it since Feb. but have only ridden it 3 times).

More later, back into the grind for now.

  
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PYNETREE 7/5/2014 8:41AM

    Don't neglect YOU!
Find a new way to handle Stress - because it, unfortunately, pretty much like your XX Ex, never stays away!

Wishing you Strength, Stamina and a glorious Healthy Summer! emoticon



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GRACEOMALLEY 7/4/2014 11:58PM

    Good to see you posting a blog. Hang in there and just do the best you can, day by day. The whack-a-doodle EX will be in your life in ever decreasing amounts in the future. Meanwhile, feel free to vent here. We care and support your efforts.

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MCJULIEO 7/4/2014 10:24PM

    So, Is Bastille Day as big a deal as 4th of July here?

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/3/2014 11:27PM

    It is good to see you again!!!!! I am sorry that you are dealing with so much. I know you can come through this.

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GETSTRONGRRR 7/3/2014 6:20PM

    Glad to see your still in the fight....and I agree with SAFARIBABE, hit something big with something hard!

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/3/2014 5:49PM

    Sorry to hear you've been dealing with so much. At least you know how to rectify the situation about the weight gain. Enjoy your summer gardening emoticon emoticon emoticon and riding your bike. emoticon

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FROSTY99 7/3/2014 1:09PM

    emoticon and your blogs. How are the dog and cat doing?? You always made me laugh with your tales and have missed that. Sorry your EX is being so psycho. So thankful I have never had that to deal with. I just deal with DH's and all their health issues!

Hope you get a bumper crop from your garden.

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MOMMACASSEY 7/3/2014 11:50AM

    I hope things get better for you--gardening and biking sounds awesome!

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SAFARIBABE 7/3/2014 11:43AM

    Welcome back! Hope things get better from here. Have a great 4th weekend. At least you won't be facing a hurricane in France. I hear hitting things can be a great stress reliever. Perhaps it's time to go back to karate for a while. LOL

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WHITNEYLD 7/3/2014 9:14AM

    Stay safe!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/3/2014 7:55AM

    Nice to hear from you. Enjoy summer.

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/3/2014 7:09AM

    I'm so glad you're still here : )

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/3/2014 6:54AM

    Glad to see you again. Welcome back

You've got the right attitude. Turn things around right now before 10 lbs turns into 20. Enjoy the bike.

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BA5454 7/3/2014 6:32AM

    Hope things ease for you soon! emoticon

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SPEEDYDOG 7/3/2014 5:18AM

    I have found that I handle stress better if I workout. But I hear you. Sometimes it is easier to find solace in favorite foods. Being active on Spark People is another way to feel better.

Good Luck, Bruce

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ZRIE014 7/3/2014 2:35AM

  it will get easier

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ILOVEMALI 7/3/2014 2:15AM

    welcome back, pal! Sorry that things have been rough -- sounds like you're moving forward! xoxox

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