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Primroses

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.
Sallie

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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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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 12/31/2012 4:22PM

    Happy New Year's!

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Thankful

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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PATRICIAAK 12/30/2012 2:22PM

    fabulous!

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/30/2012 1:59PM

    Ladies,

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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SNOW

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Well, well, well. The weather forecasters were correct. We have snow. It looks (from the second floor window) like about 3 inches of heavy, wet snow. I will go out and look at it after getting something to eat.

I used to shovel snow on an empty stomach, largely because I could not stand to eat anything b before 7 am. However, since obtaining the advice to EAT within 60 minutes of getting out of bed in the morning, I have tried, mightily, to do so.

Therefore, I must hunt down some grub right away. THEN, I will go out and tackle the snow. It is still falling, anyway!

  
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KANOE10 12/29/2012 11:01AM

    We are supposed to get snow also. Good luck with the shoveling.

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PATRICIAAK 12/29/2012 9:37AM

    same here

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JILLIEWILLIE1 12/29/2012 9:18AM

    Were just soggy in upstate SC today. Throw a snow ball for me! After you find some grub!

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DEBBIELCG 12/29/2012 9:14AM

    wish we would get snow. enjoy it

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TOPCAT93 12/29/2012 8:59AM

    yes we got snow too her ein illinois

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