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Weird Day

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It was another warm day. It tried to cloud up and rain and it actually did get windy, thunder, and lightening but it's so dry it never rained. I guess the atmosphere soaked it up before it hit the ground.

No turtles came today or yesterday but ConfusedBird has a brand new turtle which is really cute.

I slept better last night. I did a few chores this morning and had to make a grocery list before I went to town to do errands and shop. Before I left my son was called to sub. I went to the post office, gas station, electric co-op, newspaper office, Farmer's Market, Meat Market, Aldis, Wal-Mart, Kroger. I ate at Ryan's as I was going to be in town all day and I managed to make good choices and avoid overeating. Later I realized I probably did not eat enough protein.

I got home before 3 and it took me over an hour to put the groceries away with no help. I had to sling some supper together.

Hubby and I didn't get to walk tonight.

Everyone has favorite movies and I have a bunch as I like all kinds of movies but one movie that my son, husband, and I all love is "Three O Clock High" (1987). It's so funny. If you have never seen this movie you really should.

My MIL completed her radiation and chemo treatments and finally had surgery at Barnes today. It was a shock for all of us as we were led to believe by her that she was having surgery on her neck and it was on her neck and her tongue again. She was in surgery from 7:30 until 5 so it must have been very extensive. Neither of my husband's brothers work so one of them is with her there and he is totally confused and upset and so is my husband. They seem to think their mom didn't know she was having half her tongue removed but like I told hubby, surgery requires a permit with informed consent and everything has to be spelled out and discussed. At any rate this is very odd.


Calories - 1078
Net Carbs - 64
Fats - 41
Proteins - 84
Steps - 17251
Miles - 7.07

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 10/14/2010 10:07PM

    I'm glad you got better sleep, but so sorry about your MIL. Sometimes they do have selective cognition. 17K+ steps is awesome for no walk with your better half.

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SLIMMINJENN 10/13/2010 10:10PM

    Sorry to hear about your mil...praying for healing...hope things start getting easier for you soon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 10/13/2010 7:55PM

    I hope your MIL is doing ok! Also that you guys can go see her soon. The rain seemed to get soaked into the ground here too. I put my turtles back outside today, they seem so much happier outside. Thanks for mentioning little Enzo!

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ALLISON145 10/13/2010 6:55PM

    My Mom is bad about "not worrying people" as well, so I'm sure that's what happened. Or perhaps they told her they MAY have to remove it depending on what they found, and she figured they wouldn't need to. Hard telling, but I hope she recovers ok!


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ALASKASKY 10/13/2010 5:29PM

    I'm going to check out that movie.


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JANC319 10/13/2010 3:29PM

  Hoping you MIL recovers quickly and that she actually did give consent on the additional surgery. Perhaps she knew, but didn't tell anyone to keep them from worrying? That is something my Mom would do.

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SHERYLDS 10/13/2010 2:11PM

    sounds like you've had a tough couple of weeks
Hope things get better soon

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SPARTAN40 10/13/2010 11:44AM

    I'm glad to hear you slept better last night. I agree that is very strange about your MIL and I understand why you all are so upset. I hope your MIL feels better soon.

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SHERRYTOO 10/13/2010 10:36AM

    Hope all is going well both for you and your MIL. They've predicted a chance of showers here today, but the sky is all blue.

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MARIADALE 10/13/2010 8:48AM

    Sleep is good for healing... enjoy the extra!

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ASTORRES1 10/13/2010 8:37AM

    Hope all goes well for your MIL....
Glad to see you seem to be feeling better.


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BETHGILLIGAN 10/13/2010 8:26AM

    Another busy day for you. Glad to hear you got some sleep. I am so sorry to hear about your MIL! You are all in my prayers! emoticon

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NORASPAT 10/13/2010 8:15AM

    Morticia, I am so sorry for your trials, definitely a lack of communication here must be explained to reduce further hurt and worry if that is in the least possible. Perhaps MIL was trying to spare the sons from this diagnosis it happens but if they had been given the full diagnosis they would have been better prepared for the outcome. Perhaps they should ask the Dr for information if he will give it. Pat in Maine. M take care of yourself try not to overdo it. Pat HUGS !!!!

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MAMAGOSS 10/13/2010 7:55AM

    Prayers out to your family and your MIL.

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SUZYMOBILE 10/13/2010 7:14AM

    Wow, lack of information is the worst--both for you and Benny, and possibly also for your mother-in-law's consent to have surgery! I'll be sending positive thoughts your way. I keep thinking it's a real good thing you were a nurse, because you can offer Benny some wisdom as well as some comfort.

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DEVORA4 10/12/2010 11:29PM

  My prayers are for your MIL. Hope your sick little critter is Ok now. You don't write about the poor baby so may I assume that all is well? emoticon

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Sleepless In Texico

Monday, October 11, 2010

I had another night from Hades. Very little sleep. I mean hardly any. I tossed and turned all night long. And kept hubby up too.

It's still fairly warm here and a little muggy. 86 to 88 degrees. The trees are really turning and more leaves fall every day. Some trees are already bare. Hubby and I went for a walk when he got home and saw several deer, plus the usual squirrels, birds, and a cat. Hondo, Daisy, and Baby, of course.

I put turtle food out and had 2 girls and a boy turtle yesterday. None today.


Calories - 1490
Net Carbs - 129
Fats - 60
Proteins - 86
Steps - 18018
Miles - 7.39

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BAMBAM87 10/14/2010 6:55PM

    oh gosh i desperately need atleast 8 hours everynight or im dead.

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SLCB1023 10/12/2010 6:19PM

    I just HATE it when I have a terrible sleep. Puts me off the entire next day. Hope you have sweet dreams tonight. emoticon

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MAMAGOSS 10/12/2010 6:14PM

    Sleep what's that - maybe it's atmospheric? I got about 4 hours last night myself!

But on the bright side - isn't fall beautiful!!

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GOANNA2 10/12/2010 4:35PM

    I think it must be contagious ladies. I got up about 4 times
during the night and woke up with a headache to boot.

I hope you get some rest and feel better soon. Can you nap
during the day(Hehe)... emoticon

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    You've probably already tried this, but when I take cal-mag supplement at night it knocks me out like a drug. It has to have these components:

2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium
no aspartates
no magnesium oxide
no magnesium carbonate
no magnesium bicarbonate
citrates / malates forms preferred for absorbability
take with D3 unless it's already included in pill

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JUSTJO66 10/12/2010 11:38AM

    I hate that you are having such a hard time sleeping. I have had the problem for years...that is until we finally bought a Temperpedic (spelling??) mattress and box springs. Now, not too many nights that I can't fall asleep. Sometimes I have a problem staying asleep. I wake up about 3 or 4 times a night to go to bathroom or just look at the clock. Hate that.

Sure hope you get some rest soon.


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NORASPAT 10/12/2010 11:13AM

    Thanks for posting on my blog. I must tell you I take Melatonin evry night. I was told it is already in our bodies, I honesly forget where. I messed with that blog till after midnight and expected to be unable to sleep. took my Melatonin amd I sleapt till after 7.30 am so I had 7 hours sleep.
This has gone on for months after years of not sleeping wll Pat in Maine.

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SHERYLDS 10/12/2010 10:52AM

    Hope you get some quality rest soon. emoticon

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ASTORRES1 10/12/2010 10:30AM

    I hate those nights of insomnia......wishing better nights in your future for you.


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NWGARDENGIRL 10/12/2010 9:38AM

    When I cannot get back to sleep right away, I do a project in my head - like reorganizing my closets. I have these totally dysfunctional closets in my little old house and I'm always trying to figure out a way to make them more organized. So in my mind I take everything out of the closet and I take the poles out and I change things around. Usually I fall asleep - but there've been times when I have thought "OH!" I wonder if that would work---and then I'm out of bed with a measuring tape checking out the possibilities!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/12/2010 7:45AM

    I HATE those sleepless nights!! I really whine the next morning. I wish I had some ideas for you. Try to take it easy today and, hopefully, tonight will be better.

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SUZYMOBILE 10/12/2010 7:03AM

    I'm with Mary--unable to sleep when my mind starts churning on something that I certainly can't resolve while I lie there trying to sleep! (I've got a lot of those somethings going on right now, so I didn't sleep so well last night.) In your case, I fear that it's pain that's keeping you awake. Take good care of yourself, GF!

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SHERRYTOO 10/12/2010 6:40AM

    It must be contagious. I've been up since 4am, and ended up turning the a/c back on to take out the humidity in the house. Try and take it easy today.

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/12/2010 6:27AM

    Don't you just hate those kinds of nights!

Hope you are feeling better today and got some rest last night

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TARIANGIE 10/12/2010 5:11AM

    I have trouble all the time sleeping. Sometimes it helps if I just get out of bed, read a boring book or say forget it and do some housework. If I am going to be up might as well get something done. lol

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SHELLPRO 10/12/2010 1:14AM

    *Sigh, I hate that we're both so out of the Loop for the better Weather & Fall. Its usually my favorite next to Spring. I on the other hand have been sleeping like the Dead. I even scared the DH, he couldn't wake me up! I do hope we can get back to as Normal as we can ever be soon! Pat the Turtles and I hope the fuzzies are all fully recovered from their Surgeries. emoticon

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DEVORA4 10/12/2010 1:09AM

  Here's a trick I do when I have sleepless nights. It's boring but because it is boring it works for me. I think of all the famous or people I know whose names begin with A and A, then B and B etc Usuallu by the time I get to D or E I am asleep. ex. A is for Abigail Adams. emoticon

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DESERT_BIRD 10/12/2010 12:55AM

    It's still warm here too but it has cooled down a lot. We saw a new bird yesterday that looked like an American Bittern. That's as close as I could identify it.

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COMPUCATHY 10/12/2010 12:28AM

    Wow...good job on the steps and the miles! You're doing awesome. Sorry you are having sleep problems. I hope tonight is better for you. Sleep is so important. Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon

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DOTSLADY 10/12/2010 12:25AM

    Hi stranger. Hub leaves tomorrow and I'll need some time to regroup. You're so good about writing, me: not so good about reading lately.

I hate it when I can't sleep. I hope you get some good shut-eye asap. Hope to catch up around these parts soon.

Over and out.

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JFROGDIVA 10/11/2010 11:57PM

    It really is unseasonably warm!!!! We drove up the river road on Friday & trees just barely starting to change & today they had turned & dropping like crazy!!!! Weird weather!!!! LOL LOL!!!! Also, we haven't seen ANY deer since last May!!!! Something ain't right!!!! No turkeys either!!!! I suppose the coyotes could have something to do with it, but not ALL of them!!!! Weird!!!! Our soybeans are ripening slow & late too!!!! I know they got planted late, but this is ridiculous!!!! LOL LOL!!!! How is Squeaker?? Better, I hope!!!! How is the MRSA???? Do you have a resident infection or did you get exposed somehow???? Say, you mentioned being a nurse.....I am a retired RN.....graduated from Jewish Hospital!! I worked ICU, OR, M/S, & Admin of HH agency!!!! Do you still work???? I sound like a three yo with all the questions....LOL LOL!!!!
Hope you are feeling better!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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MYFEETHURT 10/11/2010 11:12PM

  Oh, how I hate those sleepless nights. I usually have them when I get something on my mind and can't let it go. Hope you can get some much needed rest tonight. Your walk sounds peaceful to me. Love my walks with my husband. Bet you do too. Sweet dreams to you. mary

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm in a mood to lecture people today so instead of being mean I decided to do this questionnaire.

I got this from NYYCHICA's blog and since I'm the queen of Halloween I had to do it.


1. What was your favorite Halloween Costume?
Morticia of course. But I also love to be a witch or pirate or Cleopatra when I'm feeling frisky. LOL.

2. What is your favorite Halloween memory?
The first time my son was Uncle Fester. Everyone went insane over it. He is Fester.

3. Have you ever been to a haunted house? A real one or other?
Yes, one by the Jaycees. Plus I live in a haunted woods.

4. What is the scariest horror movie you've ever seen?
Moi? Afraid of horror movies? How silly!!!

5. What was the first horror movie you saw? Around how old?
It would have to be in grade school. Probably something with Vincent Price like House on Haunted Hill.

6. What is your favorite horror movie?
The Addams Family, of course. Not scary at all but purrfect for me.

7. Freddy Kruger, Jason or Michael Myers?
No preference really.

8. Dracula, Frankenstein or the Mummy?
I love them all but of course it would have to be Dracula.

9. What is your favorite Halloween cartoon?
I love them all too.

10. Have you ever used a Ouija board?
Of course. I had my own.

11. Have you ever seen a ghost?
Of course. Hasn't everyone?

12. Do you dress up for Halloween?
Of course. Doesn't everyone?

13. Will you be giving out Halloween treats this year?
Morticia does not have Trick of Treaters as the little ones are afraid of the haunted woods but she will be giving out treats and tricks.


Calories - 1114
Net Carbs - 77
Fats - 37
Proteins - 84
Steps - 15275
Miles - 6.26

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MYRENAISSANCE09 10/11/2010 4:11PM

  I once spent the night (Friday the 13th, no less!) at the Myrtles Plantation when I was living in Louisiana! No ghosties, though... emoticon

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    I want to hear about your haunted woods! Ooooooooooooh!!

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RONIE11 10/11/2010 1:28PM

    This was very cute.....

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WISEWIFE 10/11/2010 10:27AM

    I'm a lot tamer, but I do hand out goodies for the kids who do come by. But I'm smart, and only buy things that I don't like, so if they are left I'm not tempted.

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SHERRYTOO 10/11/2010 8:30AM

    Very interesting. The "scary" movies don't bother me but I love the unexpected -- remember the end of the original Carrie -- I jumped a mile!

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SUZYMOBILE 10/11/2010 8:28AM

    Ooooooo, haunted woods!! Ghosts!! I'd love to hear those stories! I love Halloween. One of the best ever involved me painting myself green, dressing up as a witch, and ending up scaring the little girl next door out of her wits. Hehe.

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ODIROM 10/11/2010 8:00AM

    Very Nice.....

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MAJA0123 10/11/2010 7:56AM

    sounds like you always have a SPOOKtacular halloween... emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 10/11/2010 2:47AM

    I love that you did the Q & A! Awesome answers!!!

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USFBULL 10/10/2010 11:27PM

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DEVORA4 10/10/2010 11:12PM

  Interesting! Your woods are haunted, hum , I trust not by the headless horseman. Oh that's right, he was up in New York state.

Seriously though, are they animal spirits or people spirits? emoticon

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WILLOW49 10/10/2010 11:11PM

    My son's birthday is on Halloween! What fun!!!
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M0PPET 10/10/2010 10:54PM

    Are your woods really haunted? I'm so jealous!

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Sleepy Time

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Sorry, no time to blog today. I didn't want anyone to worry that I am still real sick. I am getting better every day but have been busy today. I want to get back on plan soon though - up my game as soon as I am over the MRSA. It is consolidating. Looks like it may not drain.


Calories - 1377
Net Carbs - 92
Fats - 45
Proteins - 110
Steps - 15893
Miles - 6.52

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    " . . . get back on plan soon . . . "

16,000 I said THOUSAND steps and you want to GET BACK ON PLAN. Um hmmm. Riiiiiight. On a sick day you work circles around me.

I was unsubscribed to you blog - SP is back up to it's old tricks again. (Oh boy; here we go again.)

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 10/10/2010 10:53PM

    Just keep doing what you can. You will get better soon.

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JUNEBUG1944 10/10/2010 6:10PM

    I'm sorry you are ill...I hope you recover quickly. I read your blog from Friday and just laughed about that bread. I will have to remember that line about someone coming in just to steal (whatever) when DH loses something!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 10/10/2010 1:33PM

    We are rooting and praying for you Morticia! You do sooo very well even with your illness!

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MARIADALE 10/10/2010 11:18AM

    hope you slept well my friend

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/10/2010 10:19AM

    So glad to hear you are feeling better and might be coming to a close with the infection. You still amaze me at what you do while sick.

Keep on keeping on.

Feel better emoticon sent your way.

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CATIATM 10/10/2010 8:57AM

    This MSRA sounds like the pits. I've been camped out on the sofa this weekend from some kind of flu, but I'm definintely on the mend now. I hope you are, too, soon!

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COMPUCATHY 10/10/2010 8:46AM

    GREAT numbers today! Glad you are getting better! Hang in there! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/10/2010 8:41AM

    Thank you for checking in! I would have been concerned. I have the same question as Sue---is consolidating without draining OK??

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SUZYMOBILE 10/10/2010 7:52AM

    Your friends will worry about you no matter what! Is it okay for it to consolidate and not drain?

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MRS.CARLY 10/10/2010 7:27AM

    I'm glad you are feeling better!!! emoticon

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SUNNY332 10/10/2010 7:14AM

    Bless your heart. Hope you feel better today.

I will check in with you this evening after I get home from Dads.

Take care of yourself right now.

Hugs, Sunny

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KIRSTEN 10/10/2010 1:35AM

    Glad to hear you are getting better. emoticonKeep it up!

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JIBBIE49 10/10/2010 12:58AM

    emoticonHope u are well soon!!!! emoticon

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HOWLERMOM 10/10/2010 12:39AM

    Get some rest and feel better soon! emoticon

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SPIRITSEEKER2 10/10/2010 12:36AM

    well thats a lot worse than my little cold !! get well my friend !!

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BAMBAM87 10/10/2010 12:12AM

    Hope you get better soon i read that you can get it from cats and dogs. I wonder if chinichillas can get it too?

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GOANNA2 10/10/2010 12:03AM

    Get better Morticia, and we
will still be here for you.

Just look after yourself.
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DEVORA4 10/9/2010 11:49PM

  emoticonyou're still ill. TaKE CARE debby

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JFROGDIVA 10/9/2010 11:34PM

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Get better soon!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/9/2010 11:27PM

    Feel better soon!!


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Deja Vu - It's Ground Hog Day Again!!

Friday, October 08, 2010

This is starting out as a déjà vu type blog. Guess what? I over slept again. Yes!! No joke. I'm practically a sloth!! Hanging in a tree somewhere upside down with green moss growing off me. Moving an inch a year. Coming down to pee and take a dump once a week. Stinking. Well not quite but I'm getting there. I was smart enough last night to tell my son to wake me if I was not up when he got up and I wasn't so he did. Thus I was just 15 minutes late instead of a half hour. LOL. Rip Van Mortie.

I feel a lot better today though. Most of the severe fatigue and the body aches and pains are gone. I still have a stuffed up nose. The MRSA lesion is still going strong. No drainage but it is becoming consolidated and harder. I still have a temp.

I had to go to town today because my husband is into his bread-sucking mode again. He goes insane with it sometimes and eats an entire loaf of bread in a day!! How does one pass something like this???? He denies this but it's gone and my son and I don't eat it at all and our 8 chinchillas don't so you tell me who ate it. I look him in the face and ask him if he is telling me that someone broke into the house and instead of ripping off the electronics, silver, jewelry, etc. they ripped off and ate an entire loaf of bread. LOL. He gets peeved. He is eating massive amounts of Halloween candy they have at work too. They have a dispenser and he fills his sandwich bags with it and stuffs them in his pockets. All his pockets are bulging like a chipmunk. LOL. He has a candy addiction.

I had to go to town today anyway as my son needed some vitamins. And I wanted some socks. The selection at Wal-Mart sucks any more. They have tons of socks that are not supposed to look like you are wearing socks. No show socks. Few real socks. I assume that socks are out of style now so you have to hide that you use them - like having a hidden crack habit. "OMG, She's wearing socks. Don't look at her. Yuck!" The check out lady who was my age brought up their lack of socks too. And of course she and I were in agreement, Wal-Mart sucks.

I also wanted to get the TV Guide as we have been chosen by Nielson to do the TV thing again. They always choose us though we must be the weirdest people they panel. Sometimes my son won't watch TV for days. Hubby watches the same programs over and over. He loves American Pickers which I hate. If you've seen one rusty bike you've seen them all. He points out that I was an interior decorator before I became a nurse and I point out that schlepping though hoards of filthy boxes of rusty nuts and bolts while fighting off spiders and snakes is not what I did. I went to high-end air-conditioned furniture stores and purchased ridiculously overpriced products for people who had more money than sense. Hubby also loves Science shows. My son and I are the science majors but he should have been one. Some of those shows are okay but hubby tends to like ones that are tedious and dull and would put even Stephen Hawking to sleep. I am always kind of ashamed to pencil in what I watch as I'm afraid that someone sits there and says, "This woman is supposed to be a college grad?" It's the same concept I feel when I eat out. The old - we are fat so we have to be careful not to order the Triple Baconator with extra cheese and extra bacon and an "Extra Extra Extra Large, Shove-More-In, Fill-That-Box/Bag, Biggie fries" and a gargantuan fully-loaded Blizzard as we know people will think, "No wonder this heifer weighs a ton - the disgusting pig." So you order the child's meal and eat it, the cardboard box it came in, and the cheap toy in the privacy of the bathroom and then hit the drive through for some real food. LOL.

My friend ConfusedBird, who lives in my region of the country, has encouraged me in the past to check out Goodwill for some clothes. Confusedbird is young and pretty and could make a potato sack look good and I'm old and........well............really really really......... old. LOL. I was alive prior to permanent press. I didn't think that would have much for me but she said she has seen things there that her mom would like. In pictures her mom and I have similar taste. ConfusedBird is very convincing. Besides I trust her as she has given me a lot of good tips so I thought, well, why not try it. I went today and bought 2 pair of jeans and a t-shirt for $14!! They fit perfectly and are like brand new. And they were clothes that I would have actually bought for myself new. Now I have 3 pairs of pants that actually fit. So I am really happy. Happy for my new clothes and happy that I have a good friend like ConfusedBird. Having younger friends is really nice because they help you break out of your comfort zone. You can try new things and not be so.............old. LOL.

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JANEDOE12345 10/26/2010 5:25PM

    Good Will and I are old friends. I am one that puts anything purchased there into the dryer for 20 minutes or wash it before it mixes in with your clothing general population. It is almost a hobby to shop there. Then you gather up your own stuff, donate it, and buy it back. Simple.

Two friends and I once drove from Connecticut to Florida on a Good Will tour. We prepared a map of stores along the way and made out like bandits.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 10/26/2010 4:43PM

    You for got to goop of Lite Mayo on your Triple Baconator with extra cheese and extra bacon. We are watching our delicate figures.

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CONFUSEDBIRD 10/14/2010 12:07AM

    Awww that is so great you found clothes at goodwill! People always look at me weird when I say I shop at goodwill. But you find a lot of brands you would have never discovered. I got a shirt from Talbots that I just love and I have never stepped foot in a Talbots and probably never will lol Great place to go to reward yourself with clothes without breaking the bank!

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JUSTJO66 10/11/2010 4:44PM

    I absolutely loved this blog. I'm glad you are feeling better and your sense of humor and way with words has brightened my day with a big laugh. I guess I can sympathize with your husband with his bread "sucking candy eating" mode. After I've done Atkins for a while I get to a point where I daydream about toast. LOL. I love bread and butter. My husband does the same thing with milk. Neither my daughter or I drink or use milk but we go through a gallon of milk a day and my husband doesn't why? Ummmm excuse me.... who else????

Thanks for the laughs.

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M0PPET 10/10/2010 10:18PM

    OMG i'm dying over the line "my husband is into his bread-sucking mode again" I mean, I just sat there unable to go on. Its too much. Have you ever read the book Bunnicula? It was a kids book about a vampiric bunny rabbit that sucked tomatoes. Made me think of that. Or of the Chupacabra - mythic mexican goat sucking monster. Except he's the Chupacarbohidrato! Carb Sucker! Muah ha ha ha hahaha.....

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RONIE11 10/10/2010 4:27PM

    oh my gosh... I understand about the loaf of bread.. my son is convinced someone riped off his socks.. we had the same conversation.. I said "what they came in just for your socks and left everything else??" too funny... I'm so glad you found some clothes you like. thats the best part.. and they cost less than 1 shirt does sometimes..
Boy isn't it the truth about wal-mart socks.. I would go around thinking my socks were falling down if I wore those ankle socks.. I did find a nice style in hanes, but even then I have gotten some of those and had to buy more real soon because they are too thin.. I really like the last ones I got and I probably should of bought several bags...
I hope your feeling much better soon...
This is my usual "I have a hour to catch up time" Take Care..

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MRS.CARLY 10/10/2010 7:26AM

    So the clothes hunting at Goodwill worked out for you? I have a friend who shops at Consignment shops and has a fabulous wardrobe...but she is like a size 6.....i'm a size 10/12, when I try, the clothes are frumpy looking!

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/9/2010 10:27PM

    SO glad you are feeling better and great on the bargains you found in the clothing. emoticon

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SPARTAN40 10/9/2010 9:24PM

    Woo Hoo for jeans that fit you!!! Priceless!

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KOSHIE1 10/9/2010 7:29PM

    HA! And I bet you are COMFORTABLE in your new clothes that actually fit!


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COMPUCATHY 10/9/2010 3:11PM

    Glad you found some good things at the thrift store. I LOVE thrifting. Hope you get to feeling better soon. That's cool that you're a Nielsen family! Pick out some good shows for us! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon

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MARIADALE 10/9/2010 1:23PM

    I have often found deals at goodwill! It was my favorite place to shop as I shed 120 pounds. Someone's cast offs can be our treasures...or at least a stop gap wardrobe as we drop dress sizes.

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LATTEGAL 10/9/2010 12:37PM

    Thanks for the wonderful blog.....I really needed a laugh to get me through the day! Hope you feel better.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 10/9/2010 12:30PM

    You have a hilarious way with words. Loved your blog

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JFROGDIVA 10/9/2010 12:26PM

    You always make me laugh!!!! LOL LOL!!!! Sorry about the MRSA.......NOTHING to mess around with!!!! I have a "bread thief" too!!!! And of course Hubby NEVER eats it either!!!! Before we were married, I probably only bought one loaf of bread a 3 loaves a least!!!! LOL LOL!!!! You can't be THAT old!!!! You have a young heart & mind!!!! I am 62yo & my body may be old, but my mind isn't!!!! LOL LOL!!!! I am so glad that you are feeling better!!!! Say, congrats on the clothes.....I like to find things at garage sales too.....have gotten some fabulous clothes for next to nothing!!!!
Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon

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KIRSTEN 10/9/2010 12:14PM

    I am so happy you are feeling better! Continue getting your rest!

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WISEWIFE 10/9/2010 11:08AM

    GF old is 30 years older than I am, and that (duh) changes yearly!
Thrift stores are wonders, I've gotten things with the tags still on them, some folks have more money than brains.
Glad you are getting better, wish you were totally healed!
I can't imagine a bread thief, DH gets a sandwich daily and a piece of toast with breakfast..I tend to ration the carby foods even for him.
Have a wonderful day!

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CODEMAULER 10/9/2010 9:57AM

    Maybe you can rig up an alarm or a trap on the bread so it won't be stolen again?


Hooray for Goodwill and clothes that fit! Sometimes good news travels via birdies...

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SHERYLDS 10/9/2010 9:30AM

    you have bread thieves ?
I have elves.

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DESERT_BIRD 10/9/2010 9:21AM

    I love socks and our Walmart still has lots of them. I haven't seen the invisible socks yet.

I always wondered who Nielson chose for that honor. We've never been chosen. We like IRT too.

Halloween around here means hubby buys a bag of mini Reeses cups in case we get some trick-or-treaters, which we never do, but that just happens to be his favorite candy.

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SUZYMOBILE 10/9/2010 9:00AM

    So, let me get this straight. You get the TV Guide so that you can be more conscious of your own TV-watching behaviors, in order to convince Nielson that you watch more than just The Sopranos, Pickers, and IRT? I hope you don't change your behaviors just because you're being observed (Heisenberg's uncertainty principle), 'cause your unusual preferences are probably why they picked you guys in the first place! Thank God not everybody watches Dancing with the Stars!

Hey, I'm a LOT older than you are, I love the Salvation Army Store (same thing), and I often dress "too young." I'm so glad ConfusedBird talked you into going for it, if it makes you feel good!

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LINDAKAY228 10/9/2010 8:43AM

    Loved the humor in your blog. Totally agree with you about Walmart but not just for socks. I live in a small town in a rural are where Walmart is our major store but I get so frustrated with it!
Glad you're feeling better.

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SHERRYTOO 10/9/2010 8:28AM

    Aaaahhh - you're back! It's getting easy to tell how you're feeling by the length and tone of your blogs, and I'm very happy to see that the "what the hell" Morticia has returned! However, I am not going to be happy to see the IRT tv show moving up in the Nielsons.

Pup Sophie once ate an entire loaf of homemade bread she stole off the counter. I found it later it a regurgitated fashion in the hallway. You might check around to see if hubby has upchucked his somewhere - lol.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/9/2010 8:28AM

    Aaaahhhh! Sounding more like the "old" Morticia (and I don't mean age). You seem very stuck on being old! LOL You can't be THAT old............ (sorry to say, I am THAT old!) So, so glad to hear you are feeling better! I am hearing more and more people shopping Goodwill and loving it! May have to give it a try. Went to a local consignment shop and they were asking more than I would pay for new clothes!! Have a great Saturday!! Again, I can't tell you how happy I am you're feeling better!!!

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WRITERGIRLMEL 10/9/2010 7:12AM

    If my little one wakes up because I was laughing too loudly, I'm blaming you! (And I'm sorry about the MRSA. I fell behind again and had no idea.)

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DEVORA4 10/9/2010 6:44AM

  GlaD to hear you are feeling better and emoticonon the new pants. I want you to know that I adoped a hedgehog or he adopted me. I'm not so sure. Anyways he or she comes to my patio every day around noon and I have been giving it food. (although not sure what they eat, so I have given it nuts and veggies like celery and peppers. He is curious about me but I wouldn't dare touch him. I believe they are rodents.

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SUNNY332 10/9/2010 6:17AM

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know we are home. It was a great trip but coming back home was the best. There is no place like home.

Take care and have a GREAT saturday. I am up with the bird (actually before) so any time you need a wake up call, let me know.

I have a ton of laundry (almost) so will tackle that and head into town to get some groceries.

Huggers, Sunny

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    I am so glad you are feeling better, I could tell it by your humourous post. And I told you to go to Goodwill too!, or implied it by saying I did (I can't remember my exact words). See! See! 2 pairs of jeans like new that you would have bought anyway, PLUS a tshirt! When Goodwill is good, it is really really good. The other times you go; well, you just have to shrug your shoulders and say - sucks today - Next time! I'm so glad you went, ha ha. It is hit-or-miss usually, but, when it's a hit, it's really, really good!

Speaking of sucks - I agree with you about Walmart. I go there as a last resort only. For everything. I'll even (gasp) pay 30 cents more for an item elsewhere to avoid going there; me Ms. El Cheapo.

The bread story was tooooo funny. Sounds like the candy at work fired up his sugar addiction. Candy at work = bread at home, LOL.

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GOANNA2 10/9/2010 3:53AM

    I am so happy for you that you got some clothes
taht fit. Bless CondusedBird for pointing you in the right direction.

I am so glad to read your funny, fuuny blog. You make me laugh.

I hope the MRSa drains on its own and that you start getting your
strength back.

Take it easy my friend, so get better and tehn do all your chores.
I know, I know there are things you just cannot leave, but... emoticon emoticon

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USFBULL 10/9/2010 1:24AM

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PEGGIET 10/9/2010 1:10AM

    You're sounding like your "old" self! Your sense of humour is back!! Glad you're feeling better and also glad you got yourself some new clothes!!We Spunky Old Broads gotta stick together!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/9/2010 12:56AM

    You must be feeling better -- your humor is escaping...

I hope you have a good weekend.


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CJSARGENT1 10/9/2010 12:33AM

    You are just toooooo funny. Glad you are feeling better. Have a fun weekend.

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BAMBAM87 10/9/2010 12:02AM

    hahaha you really crack me up sometimes!

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SLIMMINJENN 10/8/2010 11:53PM

    Hope the mrsa drains on its own..getting them lanced is awful, that and running fever makes me worry for you..dont wait to long to go to the are probly oversleeping because you need the rest...take it easy this weekend and hope you start feeling better soon!!

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HOWLERMOM 10/8/2010 11:45PM

    YOu always make me laugh - don't know what is funnier - description of lumpy hubby or sock taboo! Thanks and have a great weekend - hope you are feeling better... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEPPYSUE 10/8/2010 11:43PM

    And ConfusedBird is a little sweetheart to boot, both before and after. Glad you're feeling a little better dear!

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