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Thirsty Thursday

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I simply could not, even though I was thirsty, drink that first cup of water this morning. I did NOT want that bland taste!!

So, I had my cereal with milk and waited until I got into my car to drive to work before I had my first taste of water this morning. It was good! Of course, that was because it was nearly frozen. I generally pack four water bottles in the car before going to bed at night. I find that is a good practice.

And, since it was 2 degrees here this morning, my water was nice and cold. I think it is silly that water tastes better (to me) when it is cold. But that is the case. So.

Tomorrow morning, I will have my glass of water all ready to go and sitting on my desk, as usual. However, I made a small note for myself. It reads: PUT ICE IN THIS!

I will see if that helps me tomorrow morning!!

One step at a time!

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MEXGAL1 1/4/2013 9:39AM

    I know it's so hard to get all the water in.....I personally just don't like having to run to the bathroom all the time. But I drink as the water is so good for hydrating us...we know it. Good for you to make the plan to get yours in.
Have a terrific day.

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PATRICIAAK 1/3/2013 9:09PM

    Try adding a couple drops of lemon or lime. Another idea is put a slice of cucumber in the water.

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DEBBYNATION 1/3/2013 8:18PM

    Cold H20 is my fav as well!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I decided to reward myself today for staying within calorie ranges for more than two weeks. I saw some primroses and bought two of them. They are now sitting nicely on my desk at home.

Very pretty plants. One is violet and one is purple. Yes, there is a difference!

Today went well. I got to work and participated in 13 court hearings, signed two motions, and helped an estranged couple to get through one of the hearings without a "scene".

Then, off to the gym, filled up the car with gas, and shopped for protein. That is right! Protein. Very nice stuff. Then, I came home (7:30 pm) and broiled said protein, made a nice salad, and some brown rice.

Yes, a good day!

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MEXGAL1 1/3/2013 10:22AM

    What a great way to reward yourself. woo hoo!
Have a terrific day.

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A good first day

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The whole family (5 of us) is here today. We watched the Rose Parade, ate a good breakfast: Oatmeal, scrambled eggs, bacon, and cinnamon bread. For lunch, we will have some Mexican food, and we will have bean soup with ham bone for dinner.

My youngest daughter is making some soft pretzels for snacks (I will not have any).

It is nice to be at home with the family today.

Best wishes for a good, happy, and successful 2013!

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FRUITLOOP740 1/1/2013 5:57PM

  Sounds good. We had corned beef an cabbage on and off today to eat..chilling at the house with my daughter and hubby.

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MEXGAL1 1/1/2013 5:44PM

    Sounds like a great day to me.
We are having a very laid back day as well.
Happy New Year!

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PATRICIAAK 1/1/2013 3:42PM

    May your 'spark' New Year be blessed with success in meeting your physical, mental and spiritual goals.

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Last Day, otherwise known as First Night

Monday, December 31, 2012

Columbus, Ohio, is celebrating another First Night, alcohol free, as usual. I have no idea whether my two eldest girls are attending the event or not. I have never attended said event. I expect that they will let me know one way or the other within a couple of hours.

However, I think First Night is a great idea. Fireworks at midnight, and lots of fun, or so I understand. We had the good fortune to attend New Year's Eve on Manhattan a couple of years ago. However, we never got close to the area, although our hotel was only three blocks away! The event organizers have all attendees appear REALLY EARLY on the 31st, stand all day within cordoned-off areas, and leave only at the risk of not getting back in. No food, no bathroom. We watched the ball drop . . . on our hotel television!!

I will not likely be awake at midnight to see the beautiful Waterford Ball drop at Times Square on TV tonight. But that is OK.

For us, the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game are far more important. I guess that shows that we truly are Southern Californians (by birth).

Munchies, bean soup, etc. will be available for post-midnight revellers at our house. Well, actually by 9 am on New Year's Day.

Happy New Year's Day, Sparkpeople!

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MEXGAL1 1/1/2013 10:46AM

    Happy New Year!

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BASKETLADY13 12/31/2012 10:20PM

    Happy New Year!

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PATRICIAAK 12/31/2012 4:58PM

    Enjoy! Have a blessed New Year!

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FCARMICH 12/31/2012 4:24PM

  I watch rerun of ball drop on TV in the morning news!

Have a good one

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    Happy New Year's!

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Today I feel thankful for my husband. Not only is he a great guy, but he also is my best friend.

The problems that we have encountered in our 28 years together have only made us stronger. Not that I want any of those problems ever again!! LOL.

However, I can say that I am looking forward to spending the rest of eternity with my guy.

How sweet it is!

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BASKETLADY13 12/30/2012 10:04PM

    Good for you.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/30/2012 2:23PM

    A good marriage is a true blessing! Best wishes for you in reaching and achieving your goals in 2013!!

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/30/2012 1:59PM


Yes, I know that I am blessed (or lucky). Actually, I know that our marital success is largely due to one thing: If one of us is sufficiently bugged about something to become verbal about it (i.e. taking out the trash, changing oil in the car, etc), then, instead of complaining, that person simply takes care of it. That way, no complaints.

The interesting thing is that each of us simply does whatever we think needs doing.

Of course, I had two bad marriages before this great one!! I do understand what it is to be unhappy in a marriage.

And I feel really, really blessed to be with my guy!

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MEXGAL1 12/30/2012 1:44PM

    You are so lucky, not everyone experiences happiness with a mate.
right now my DH is in a good place so I am happy.
Happy New Year!

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LOSGANN-73 12/30/2012 1:42PM

    Oh that is so sweet! Very nice homage to your husband! Wishing Happy New Year filled with Love, Joy and Healthy Habits. emoticon

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