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Feeling FINE!!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Well, it's been a while since my last blog.
I haven't been putting it off, I've just felt ill for about the last six weeks from a viral infection that knocked the stuffing out of me.
I've been so lethargic, no energy or inclination to do anything...I've even put weight on. Whatever I tried I was left feeling absolutely tired out.
I've been trying to build up my strength slowly and this morning I awoke early and realised something......

I feel FINE!!!

I slept well, woke refreshed and best of all, I'm NOT tired.

I feel ME again!!!

Last week I managed to shift 2lbs of the weight gain but today I just KNOW I'm going to shift the rest...and some emoticon

  
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MARTHA-ANN 11/8/2008 11:24AM

    Thanks everyone, it's good to be back to full strength again. emoticon

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ANTEEKER 11/7/2008 9:07PM

    So happy to read your feeling better.. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 11/7/2008 5:58PM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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MARILYN1260 11/7/2008 9:41AM

    Wonderful news that you feel totally fine after your long bout with that infection. Stay well and I wish you the best in losing the extra pounds you gained.
Hugs,
Marilyn

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CAROLYN0107 11/7/2008 7:03AM

    Martha-Ann, I'm so glad you're feeling well again! Praise the Lord!


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Rich in Everything

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DH and I have had a wonderful week.

A small policy I took out twentyfive years ago for twentyfive pence a month matured (I had forgotten about it) so we decided to spend it on a visit with our eldest son who we hadn't seen for a while. He has recently moved house and I wanted to see where he lives.

It was DH's idea, he said we'd had a bad year what with one thing and another and we deserved a break. Isn't he lovely?

We'd never been to Norfolk before and while our son was at work we used the days to explore the area going back to his house each evening.
We did lots of walking and bird watching. He's in the beautiful area of Wells-next-the-sea which ranges from tiny villages to small seaside towns so there was lots to see and do.

Norfolk is full of quaint little villages with strange names..like Little Snoring! There are windmills and miles and miles of reed beds that are a haven for wildlife.
We took advantage of the RSPB reserves in the area which was brilliant as the migratory flocks of Greylag and Pinkfoot Geese were coming in, what a spectacle and the noise was tremendous.
There were Spoonbills too, which I'd never seen before and Knots by the thousand. We even had a sighting of a Bearded Tit which is quite rare and I managed to get a photograph!! ...don't quite know how as I have a new camera and am still practising with it!!
The place was awash with Bloodynose Beetles and Dragonflies in lots of different colours...magical!

We took a boat trip to Blakeney Point to see the Common and Grey Seal colonies that live on the sandbanks.
We were with-in two feet of them.
It was quite funny really, as the boat approached they were just laid like logs on the sand but as we neared them it was almost as if a light went on and they thought 'Showtime'...they began waving their flippers and wriggling into the sea where they performed wonderful aquabatics.
The trips have been going for over a hundred years so they are used to people watching them.

We visited Sandringham House, the holiday home of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, which was very beautiful and the gardens were magnificent.

We went on the pier at Cromer, it certainly blew the cobwebs away.

We also made a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham to light candles for various reasons.
It was so peaceful and uplifting. Almost like my life was beginning anew.

I feel so much happier and relaxed.
We met up with family and friends and visited wonderful places plus I didn't put weight on...I didn't lose any either but that is good.
Like the title says, we are Rich in Everything.


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PMCFARM 9/21/2008 1:11PM

  I am so glad you and your DH got a chance to get away just for fun and relaxation....both of which are so needed to cope with today's hectic world. Does wonderful things for our outlook. MarilynC

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SHEMARIE 9/18/2008 12:57PM

    Good for you Martha! Its good to take a trip or holiday just to clear the cobwebs as you said. It sounded so wonderful I could almost vision it. I hope all things will go well for you. I got a new camera also reacently . I will try to put some new pictures on my blog soon. Take care and God Bless, Shemarie

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MOM2ACAT 9/17/2008 4:39PM

    Sounds like a great trip with a lot of wonderful memories!

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CAROLYN0107 9/17/2008 11:15AM

    It sounds like you had a great trip. Congratulations for NOT gaining! Vacations are not made for losing!

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Bank Holiday

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Well, we've just had a Bank Holiday here and it was fine!! which is highly unusual for a Bank Holiday.

We had unexpected visitors arrive and they ended up staying three nights and two days. It was lovely to see them and we were out and about walking, bird watching etc.
We had a couple of meals out but I did quite well and didn't exceed my calories range too much. I'm hoping all the walking we did will counteract it anyway.
They've left now and DH has gone back to work so I'll soon be back in the old routine.

My sons treated me to a new camera. A digital one.
I'd been going on a bit about getting one and they suddenly offered to buy me one...maybe to shut me up!!
I wasn't hinting, just wondering whether to get one or not.
Anyway, I LOVE it.
I like the way you get instant pictures and can delete them if they are no good.
This is the best bit for me as I'm not very good at taking pictures, I always blamed it on my glasses getting in the way.
I won't be able to do that now as you don't need to put it to your eye. Everyone will just know I'm no good at it now!!
It's also so easy to put on the computer.
I don't know why I waited so long...I could be the next 'David Bailey'...!!

  
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MARTHA-ANN 8/27/2008 3:22AM

    Thanks everyone,
I think I'm going to enjoy having this camera!

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MOM2ACAT 8/26/2008 6:06PM

    Have fun with the new camera! Congrats!

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MOMMA_GRIZZ 8/26/2008 10:20AM

    Digital cameras are the best! I love the auto-focus and zoom feature on mine - can take some amazing shots (and I'm not very good at it). It's amazing what a spider looks like at 12X zoom. Looking forward to seeing some of your amazing photos.

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SUSIE531 8/26/2008 6:45AM

    Look forward to seeing lots of new photos. lol
sue

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CAROLYN0107 8/26/2008 5:54AM

    Digital photos are great! I'm sure you'll have fun with your new camera.

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What a week!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's so good to get back on line properly, I've missed everyone and all the fun and encouragement.

It all started with the gas man coming for his yearly check on the central heating boiler. He said new regulations meant we needed it earthing again and recommended an electrician to do it.
He duly arrived, took one look at the back box (didn't know what that was then...sure do now!!) and said it needed replacing due to new regulations.

He started off well, replaced it in about an hour and switched the electric back on.
The whole system tripped!
He rechecked everything, switched the electric back on.
The whole system tripped.
Aparently these new systems are so sensitive they even trip if a light bulb blows!

To cut a long story short he was here from 8am to 7.30pm Thursday by which time he (and me!) had had enough so he bypassed the system for the evening and said he'd be back in the morning.
At least we got a bar meal at the local pub as there was nothing to cook on. I did good too and stuck to fish & vegetables.

He arrived back 8am Friday and worked hard until 4.45pm when he admitted defeat and has left us with half the kitchen rewired and the other half still to do. (He is coming back...justdon't know when!)
It's a nightmare as five sockets aren't working and I keep forgetting and plugging the hoover, toaster etc, in and wondering why they don't work before I remember.

On a brighter note, I had a good clean-up yesterday which was a good work out too and I did lose 3lbs this week so the plateau is well and truly 'busted'.
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MRSSCAIEFE 8/18/2008 9:31AM

    You poor dear! I had to chuckle. At least you sound pleasant about the whole episode. I hope all is well now. Have a great day and God Bless you! Sandy

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MARILYN1260 8/16/2008 7:21AM

    What a frustrating time you had, but it's good that you're back 3 lbs lighter. emoticon Marilyn

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KARATEMOM02 8/15/2008 5:20AM

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MOM2ACAT 8/13/2008 9:07PM

    Congrats on the 3 pounds lost!

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GINGERSTARDUST 8/13/2008 11:25AM

    emoticonHey GREAT Martha Ann emoticonon the 3 lbs lost!!I hope the wireing goes more smoothly from here on for you!!We missed you! emoticonGinger

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I've done it!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

YES! Yes! YES! emoticon I've 'busted the plateau'!!!

I was beginning to think I'd never get started again but this morning the scales showed 2lbs lost. emoticon
I did a little dance I was so pleased. DH thought I'd gone mad but was really pleased for me.
I just hope it keeps coming off now. emoticon

  
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CAROLYN0107 8/12/2008 10:06AM

    Congratulations for breaking a plateau!! emoticon

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JOSEFSROSALITA 8/7/2008 9:16PM

    Congrats sweetie!!! Its just great!! Hope youre well!!!! Miss you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIE531 8/5/2008 8:31AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Well done you!!
Keep going now you're on a roll
sue

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MOM2ACAT 8/4/2008 10:12PM

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PINKPADDLERJUDY 8/4/2008 1:25PM

    Yes! Persistence pays off!
Congrats!

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LYNNEL38 8/4/2008 11:01AM

    Congratulations "2" you! Sticking out a plateau is a real achievement.

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MAINLADY 8/4/2008 6:53AM

    emoticon emoticon, Martha-Ann....so glad that you hung in there and it finally paid off. Those plateaus can be discouraging. Great with the 2 pound loss. I have no doubts that from now on it'll keep coming off. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Sharon

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