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Sun. Feb.10th.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Whoa there horse, what hit me, the bad news first. I gained 3 lbs. this week. Just a reminder that this is a marathon not a sprint. I guess this means I can't eat a big handful of peanuts every night. It sure was fun trying.
The wind chill is terrible , not safe to be out, 4-right now at 10:00 AM.
As I type am listening to a church service on the radio, more bad news,I think the Preacher has a hangover, he is a guest pastor, my guess he won't be back.
As my 3 year old GS said when the dog's swishing tail knocked over a flower pot" what elsie can go wrong".
Our water to the washing machine is frozen again. I guess I will have to figure out how to wrap a heat tape behind it. Not much room behind there but since I lost weight I think I can reach down behind it now.
And another thing, our Sunday paper was not there after walking out to the road mailbox, what's the deal, they think it's too cold or something?
Back to the church ,singing way off key, why don't they cut their mike when they know they can't sing, is now into slurring his words doing sermon. Who knows, he might be like this normally.
How about some good news now it's only 6 weeks to spring. Tomorrow WILL be much better.

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MUFFINS36 2/15/2008 9:30PM

  Skeeter, You hang in there, you have a wonderful way with words. Bet you keep your wife laughing all the time. My Father always said" Whoa there horsey, don't count your chicks before they hatch". So that brought back memories from growing up on the farm Thanks
I always say one day at a time on this weight problem.

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BLACK_UNICORN11 2/12/2008 9:33AM

    Looks like you didn't have a great Sunday either! Good for you though for walking out to the mailbox. I think I've done that once since winter hit and it was a rare 35 degree day. It's almost a half mile round trip. Hooray for that good news though! Spring can't come soon enough for me although I'm facing a dilemma this year. Usually I like spring and can't wait for winter to be over, but it has sure been nice having my husband around more, so I'm torn on whether I want spring here or not.

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KINGFISH4 2/10/2008 7:09PM

    man i'm glad we have not had the cold cold winter here in central va. maybe 1/2 doz. nights in low 20's and teens. just one night below 10. couple small ice storms. today we have winds 50 mph. with gusts to near 80 mph. i went and helped out in 911 call center . had all fire units out in the county. i think it was around 20 total brush fires started by downed power lines. roads blocked by fallen trees. still a lot of power off all over the state.

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Sun. Feb. 02

Sunday, February 03, 2008

OK everyone get ready for the shortest month of the year, see who says first" Feb. just flew by". Was a very cold week early on ,very very high winds but the buildings are still standing. Is 22 above this AM, we can handle that.
Have about 6 to 8 inches of new snow. Have taken several walks out in the fields during the heat of the day, walking through the deep snow that has been caught by the corn stalks, that my friends is very good exercise.
It's been a good week, the BH is happy, the bedroom is done ,except for the new curtains, so were all happy.
Time to get ready for church, and have a good week.
Almost forgot, I lost 2 lbs. this week. I guess that southern fried chicken my BH fixed Friday night didn't hurt too much. It's called portion control.

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ANNE403 2/3/2008 10:49AM

    Thanks for your comment on my Spark page. I think we have to celebrate your 2# lost , so I will drink 2 glasses of water.
I am so thankful to be able to walk this year & enjoy the warm weather. I do not MISS Walking thru the SNOW. You can have it my dear!
Have a good week. Glad you got your bedroom all done. Good job done!

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Jan. 27th. Sun. the start of a great week.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Things are looking up, the weather is 5 above this AM, my BH is skipping to a faster gait because she talked the old duffer into painting our bedroom plus bed accesories and curtains and still rubbing me to convince me for a new rug, the stock market has corrected somewhat, grain prices are trending up,but all my inputs are climbing higher, can't all news be good? My 45 year+ old water softner sprung a leak is the brim tank, but believe it or not my Culligan man says it's guaranteed for life . What a great life right? Whoops, forgot the bad news, gained a lbs. this week. I guess french fries two days in a row and greasy chicken will add a pound. Time to get ready for church. Have a great week. Thank you Chris, The Spark Guy. Skeeter

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JIBBIE49 1/29/2008 2:10PM

    Skeeter, as long as you are AWARE that you are eating that chicken and French fries is what matters. I had a chocolate cookie last night but gave myself permission to eat it before it went into my mouth. NO MORE MINDLESS EATING allowed for Sparkers.
I enjoyed reading "Younger New Year" by Harry Lodge, M.D. It is a very motivational book.

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ANNE403 1/27/2008 9:30AM

    Happy to hear the weather is somewhat warmer. Last eve Melvin was telling us his daughter sent pictures of Dixon Rock River all frozen over can not even see the dam from the bridge. You have a very IMPRESSIVE spark page! You do GREAT all your points are VERY HIGH!
I have fought all my married life the WEIGHT! I had hoped to lose some weigh while here but I am not going to be too hard on myself as I feel I can control where I am at. I have dropped one size in clothing so am happy. I am like you I love to get something in a new size. I was hesitate at first but I know now with all my support with DH , Sparks & I have to keep up with my special brother that I can do it.! You are a great inspiration for me. Anne

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Jan. 20th. Sun.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

It's one of those days, don't stick your tongue on a pump handle. Thats an old farmer saying. Sure glad I don't have livestock anymore, it used to take all day to thaw out water for them. Was 10 below when I first got up. Sure nice for the game up in Green Bay. tried to do a lot of house projects this week. We both did buy new winter coats, my old one was just too big and showed wear from my once big belly. I have a hood on this one and sure comes in handy when out in this frigged whether. Time to get ready for church. Now the bad news, the devil made me gain 1 # this week. I'm going to kick him off my behind [ my DIL won't let me say butt] this next week. Skeeter

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SLIMDENNIS 1/20/2008 3:46PM

  You are such an inspiration to me! You WILL lose that 1 # right away. You are right, just kick the devil off. Keep up the good work.

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ROLOHA 1/20/2008 10:25AM

    Makes me happy to be in Tampa! Hope you can stay warm and toasty...

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ANNE403 1/20/2008 10:18AM

    Lakeland, Fl. is to have 49 degrees low & 59 high for today! We just came back from our 2 mile walk & that NORTH wind was really cold & I had my ear muffs on & both wore gloves. I feel sorry tor all back home & I would not want to be at that Packer game tonight. In Minn it is colder that IL.
I was up until 11 PM last night watching the Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons. Was a good game. Bad news for me was I did TOO much snacking while watching TV so I have weight to get off also before weigh in on this Sat.
Nancy & Jim were to get home yesterday from FL. I will be talking to Nancy today I know. I always enjoy reading your blogs! Anne

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Sunday Jan. 13th.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I am sorta burned out after trying to put my State of the Skeeter Address on three times, I would type it and then when I pushed Post the Entry it disappeared . Oh well thats life, just one more aggravation my parents didn't have to face. I t was a good week, temp. set a new high for Jan. and before this week is over might set a new low too. That's the joy of living in Ill. Have a good week. Wait a minute, I'm not done , don't tune me out yet, maintained at 180 for another week. I sure love this game called life. Have to get ready for church. Have a good week and keep on Sparking! Skeeter

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ANNE403 1/17/2008 10:38AM

    I just read you blog & I have had that same trouble you hard with losing what you had already typed & had to start over. I agree with Dana her idea should work better. Lots of time I think I have nothing to say & go on & on!
You are have a good humor & DH also enjoys your writtings.
It rained sometime during the night & is real humid out. I did walk 2 miles &DH had to go back & get his bike the hip was hurting him. It comes & goes! Tonight we are taking a widower in his 80's out to eat with us. He is from Kentucky & owes 2 condo's here in Fairwood where we are. The 1st year we were here we was next door to him & I felt sorry for him all alone. He comes in Dec. & will be leaving end of Feb. First year I told him (he is such a nice dresser) I was surprised he had not remarried! Well I do not say that any more as I know why he is still single. He talkes only about himself & NEVER has he ask us any questions about our lives, children & all. He only has one daughter whom has sons whom he is very proud of. Have a good day. See I chatted on & on. Anne

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DANALYNV 1/13/2008 1:37PM

    Hi Skeeter, how wonderful that you maintained this week. VERY wonderful.
I'd like to be able to say that someday...I will... with friends like you how can I miss.
I had an idea about the problem you faced while trying to post, because the same thing happened to me the other day. I was so frustrated.
Maybe, some times it would be better when we're writing out big blog to do it in our e-mail or Word program first, someplace where it's safe, then just copy and paste it on our SparkPeople blog. It may not make sense to do it for all of our blogs... but sometimes, like your "State of the Skeeter" blog says just the right thing the first time around... and when we lose that info we never get it back the same... just a thought.
Hope you have a beautiful Sunday, that the Lord blesses you.

Oh yeah, about my organization... that's just the way I roll, I'm a dysfunctional mess otherwise... it sounds to me like you got all your ducks in a row :)

Talk to you soon,

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