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Shoes Again

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The other day I said to my DH 'I think for once in my life I finally have enough shoes.' He of course said " You are a woman and I thought women never had enough shoes." To which I just stuck out my tongue. But seriously,I feel I need at least one pair of crocs, a pr. of sandals for every day and one pr. for good. I also need a pr. of runners for walking or jogging. The crocs I had before got paint on them when I painted the boards for the roof, my sandals died of old age and my runners had a hole in the big toe area on the right foot. So I had to replace all of those. The runners were $50 to start with (a bargain) and I got them for 35% off. And they were my favorite brand(which I better not state). My sister found me some great leather sandals at major store (which I'd better not mention either). They were a vision of lovliness and comfy at about $45 and the crocs (not really but the same) were $20 at City Club store here in La Paz. Sigh! I have big wide feet so this feels like a great accomplishment.

  
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WALLAHALLA 11/16/2012 10:02PM

    We spend so much time on our feet...they deserve to be pampered and protected!

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EWL978 11/15/2012 11:51PM

    Hey, a girl has to have what she has to have! emoticon

Keep on keeping on and enjoy!!

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BECKYSFRIEND 11/15/2012 11:41PM

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Thank You!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This morning I feel an overwhelming desire to express my gratitude for the feeling of community this site has granted me. The kindness expressed here often and with such unconditional love is strangely soothing and loving. There are such a wide range of wonderful people who check in regularly and respond immediately to compliment, comment and suggest doable things. On the other hand the vulnerbility of all the individuals on this site gives me an opportunity to stretch my caring muscles as well. It is a win/win situation. The main goal here is to lose weight and I have lost enough that I could stop but I will continue to work on it and to never lose sight of exercising, tracking and improving nutrition. For this I thank you all mightily!

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 11/14/2012 11:21AM

    It is wonderful isn't it! I too love the feedback I receive from sparkfriends on my blogs. Sometimes it helps to know their are others out there that understand the emotional stituations in life that drive our health decisions.

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CINDYSDAY 11/14/2012 11:02AM

    the support is something that I love about this site and my teams too! emoticon

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Chica

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

When we arrived in south Baja we picked up a little white dog off the street. Since then we have seen to it that she got all her shots, dewormed, no fleas or mange and it turns out she is mostly schnauzer. This is all good but then we had to pay attn. to how she acts with the dog who belongs to this house. Chica is a bit of a bully. Not major but she steals Lalas bed and food. She is still not up to snuff so we will wait a while till we get her spayed. Lala on the other hand has a mouth full of rotten teeth. Not just a little, a very disgusting mess. I am going to enquire what it would cost to pull them. Chica is 2 and Lala is 8.

  
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CINDYSDAY 11/14/2012 11:22AM

    good luck

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Materialistic

Monday, November 12, 2012

Last night out of the blue our fortmer landlady phoned and said would we like to come and get our stuff. For sure!! Pretty well everything we left was there though she had put it all in boxes so we could not go from room to room to check. When I got home and unpacked the only thing missing of note was my tablecloth. I was a little bit perturbed. It meant more to me than any other item. This morning we went over there hoping to catch her before she returned to Cabo San Lucas and sure enough she had taken the tablecloth off meaning to wash it. I took it as is and washed it and now it is so gorgeous on the table. Funny how attached we get to our stuff. In Canada it is my chandelier in the dining room. One yr. I found it and bought it even though we really could not afford it and every time I enter the dining room I admire it. I am far too materialistic.

  
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GINA180847 11/12/2012 8:48PM

    No denial here......conceited, proud, and materialistic. I am still a nice person though and am never unkind if at all possible.

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WALLAHALLA 11/12/2012 2:55PM

    at least you recognize who and what you are...beats being in denial

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Lucky Us!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Life is good. We got together with some of the Mexican Bahais and went out for chinese food to celebrate the birthday of the founder of the Bahai Faith. We did it a bit early because it is hard to hit people's days off so we just went for the day most of them were available. In a perfect world one could take the day off to celebrate but in Mexico with its very high unemployment that will not happen. So we were 5 adults and two babies. The babies were so good that their parents sure can take a bow. After chinese we went to Dairy Queen and had ice cream.
This morning we went looking for a bulletin board with American/Canadian activities posted but no luck. In the process Charlie said 'Lets have coffee' and we ended up with breakfast. Great restaurant! I had fresh fruit with yogurt and coffee. Can't go too wrong with that. But wait, we ate and drank sitting outside under a roof overlooking sailboats on the fabulous blue ocean with both dogs tied to our chairs. Lucky us!

  
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WALLAHALLA 11/9/2012 3:31PM

    Sounds lovely, and very romantic!!!

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WONDERFUL2BME 11/9/2012 3:14PM

    Sounds wonderful but that kind of life can pack it on if you aren't careful. I know!

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