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I'm Going to Make It To 106!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The winter weather advisory started here at midnight and it actually started snowing shortly before then at 11:30 P.M. It snowed all night and all day without a break until almost 3:30 P.M. It was a very fine, dry, thin snow or we would have been buried alive. LOL. About 20 miles west, 20 miles northwest, and 20 miles north of us they got a lot of snow so we are really fortunate. We only got 3 inches. The roads here are slick though and IDOT was telling people to avoid the interstate. I called my friend at the post office and the main county road from Texico to Dix hasn't been cleared yet. Of course hubby went to work anyway. Nanook of the North. LOL.

The bird feeder has been wall to wall birds all day and plenty were waiting in line for their turn at the feeder.

I went for a nice walk in the late afternoon. I walked down to the road and it still had not been cleared yet. I wonder if they plan to do it this time. The county road budget is pretty slim and these snows are causing a lot of man hours. Snow? What snow? LOL.

The snow was fairly pristine in most places and I saw where a squirrel had been out and some deer. One deer keeps going to the pond a lot trying to get water but it's frozen. I gave up on breaking the ice on the pond long ago.

I took a life expectancy test today and my life expectancy was 106 years old. LOL. I wasn't really planning on living that long so I may have to start smoking or something. LOL. Of course I probably won't remember the last 20 years and will be wearing Depends and eating pureed food.

Right now my latest project is fighting insanity. LOL. My S.A.D. is in full swing and I need to have my face shoved into my light box because I find myself fantasizing about eating a container of icing or a gallon of ice cream. I've never done either so I know I probably need some sun therapy.

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SWEETYKINS012 1/23/2011 10:22PM

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SHERRYTOO 1/22/2011 1:26PM

    I am right there with you on the insanity, sister! Why did I come back from Hawaii???

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SUSIEPH1 1/22/2011 4:56AM

    I got a life expectancy of 92 !! can't imagine my living that long!! emoticon

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JANEDOE12345 1/21/2011 8:52PM

    78 seems about as far as I want to keep going. Surprising after all those cigarettes. Thought I might be dead already but hadn't seen it in the obituaries. So I am okay and on the right side of the grass for another 20 years. Better keep paying the bills.

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SUZYMOBILE 1/21/2011 7:34PM

    Well, you're gonna outlive me at 95, but I can't even imagine being that old! Geez!

Does getting outdoors all bundled up in the sun get you enough rays to fight S.A.D.? How about moonlight? I'm about to go out and get some of that! Do you have full-spectrum lightbulbs in places where you hang out indoors?

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IGNAZIA 1/21/2011 2:03PM

    I got 104 woot!

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GGMOM06 1/21/2011 1:24PM

    Poop,mine is only 93,well maybe with better behavior i'll extend it. Only maybe not, new body in Heaven sounds great. i'm sure it'll be Depends/baby food for me too Morticia!

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VALERIENEAL 1/21/2011 12:00PM

    Last year I threatened to slather myself with A&D ointment (for the vitamin D) and either stand under a 300 watt light bulb or hit a tanning salon for 5-10 minutes. Now, I don't like tanning beds, but 2 weeks of cold cloudy days affects the brain.

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FTLSWEETIE 1/21/2011 11:43AM

    Thanks for the laugh, Morticia! Start smoking? No way! Nasty habit:-) I hope your light box helps with the S.A.D. I know when I was up in Boston, I couldn't believe how early the sun went down. It was so odd to me. Maybe you need to move closer to me? :-)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/21/2011 11:35AM

    Glad to see we will be friends for a long time...mine is 85 but with changes would be longer...already working on that. lol Just can't change my family history. Love your blog and your great sense of humor.

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WISEWIFE 1/21/2011 11:11AM

    Hang tough GF, you can do this!
I hope we both make it to 106!

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SUNNY332 1/21/2011 10:40AM

    Stop it - you are not going to start smoking. I am off to take the test but pretty sure given all the years I smoked, I am not going to live to 106.

I am, however, going to enjoy today as it is what I have right now.


I took the test and even with the COPD, my life expectancy was 106. That shocked me. Better slow down on my spending, I may need that $$

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JUSTJO66 1/21/2011 9:52AM

    Well, I plan to live to be 100 but my score was 85. So, there's room for improvement. Just got to get my weight down, my HDL up, LDL down, stop living with my smoking hubby ;O), eat less meat (no way), exercise more, find a cure for my diabetes. :o). Most of these things CAN improve. I think I'll work on it since I plan to live to 100 and still be able to know who I am, walk, talk and still laugh at life.

Now on the other hand, I did the test for my hubby and his was only 70 (he's now 68) Not good. I sure hope this test is NOT accurate. I also planned to be living to an old age with my sweet hubby.

Hope your S.A.D. gets better. My oldest son also experiences this. He lives in Alaska...every year around this time he and his wife take a trip to Hawaii or somewhere sunny. This year they're coming to Texas and then Fla.

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HOYANICURN 1/21/2011 9:50AM

    95. That'll do as long as the money holds out.

I really need to use my light. I try to spend at least an hour, and use the time for reading, knitting, or working Sodukos. (I have to tear myself away to try to exercise.)

Best wishes with your SADD emoticon

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WOWEETOO 1/21/2011 9:21AM

    me too..mine said 58..why is that?? and i've come close a few times with cnacer and all but here i am standing at the doorway of 64 on monday..don't have any plans for kicking off anytime soon
the lady mary

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KATJAMN 1/21/2011 8:45AM

    If it wasn't for tanning, I think I would not make it through the winter... ugh!! But it is almost over.. now we just have to deal with the coldest month, but also the shortest..
106?? wow.. good luck with that!!
mine was 92. didn't expect that high of a number.. LOL

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SHERYLDS 1/21/2011 8:04AM

    My friends mother recently past away at 95. The woman used a wheelchair and had a degenerative eye disease but a wit to rival Joan Rivers. At 93, She managed to talk down a teenage burglar who broke into her house and demanded money. It's an isolated area and I imagine he probably had a buddy waiting in a car. I imagine the kid probably told his friend, he was run off by a big burly guy, instead of admitting it was a little old lady. I still smile when i think of it.

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MAMAGOSS 1/21/2011 7:20AM

    I'll send you some sun - it was gloriously beautiful here yesterday!

Step away from that ice cream and frosting and no one will be hurt woman!

I'm going to live to 101 - which is what we planned!

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GOANNA2 1/21/2011 7:10AM

    Hi Morticia,
Sorry to hear about SAD and I hope your light box helps.
Please don't eat the snow/ice as you might get brain freeze
and we wouldn't want that now would we.

Sounds like you got off lightly with the 3 inches. I hope your
DH is extra carefulwhen driving in those road conditions.
I feel sorry for the deer not getting water but the birds are
capitalising on your bird feeder. You are such a caring person. emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 1/21/2011 7:06AM

    My dd also needs sun therapy. Is there tanning available in the large town where you go for groceries?

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JAYJO64 1/21/2011 3:58AM

    My boyfriend uses a light box in his cave-like office and says it makes a big difference.

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WOOLANDWOOD 1/21/2011 3:33AM

    Mine was 90. You and Ms Bulldogs can take care of me in the nursing home!

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DEVORA4 1/21/2011 2:39AM

  Before I read your blog and just saw the title I said to myself that I bet you would. You have such tenacity and are so strong. My great grandmother was a bit like you. She always said that she'd live to be 101 years old and have full brain functions. The day after her 101st birthday, she passed. Have a GROOVY weekend. emoticondebby

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HEALTHYARTIST1 1/21/2011 2:13AM

    Ok, looks like I am going to live to be 95, okay as long as I know I am 95, can walk by myself, live by myself and remember who I am otherwise I vote for 85 but for some reason I have thought 92 was my number, have no idea why but that's the number that keeps sticking in my head. LOL


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TOMWDCSKC 1/21/2011 1:21AM

    76 Yeah!!!! That is a lot higher than the one I took for work which said 55. emoticon

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KATPRIEBE 1/21/2011 12:33AM

    106 uh? My gram will be 99 this year and is still doing as if she were 70! She gets the SAD too, she hates winter, and bad weather during spring,fall, and summer can affect her too.

I hate winter, but because it's cold. I love looking out though, onto a field of pristine white. Especially if there is some sun out...the surface glitters like precious diamonds.

Keep on keeping on...even if it is until 106! emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 1/20/2011 11:52PM

    Mine was the same as yours. We can be roommates in the nursing home;)

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HOWLERMOM 1/20/2011 11:43PM

    Sorry to hear about the SAD --I'm sure you have looked into natural treatments in addition to light. You exercise a lot so that should certainly help.

Won't even comment about your DH heading out into should-not-be-driven-by-man-nor-bea
st road conditions...nope not saying a word.... emoticon

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CODEMAULER 1/20/2011 11:29PM

    We're referring to this winter as the Minnesota Economic Stimulus Package, LOL.

It's 8 below zero presently. My balcony door is frozen shut, the furnace is kicking on (it's the first time in YEARS; typically our place is too warm in the winter - heat rises, after all!) and the cats are our new best friends.

I did walk outside this AM; 3 degrees and no wind felt downright balmy!


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STEPPYSUE 1/20/2011 11:14PM

    Your SAD makes me sad. Have you always felt the effects?

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/20/2011 11:11PM

    Sorry to hear your SAD is so bad right now! Groundhog day is soon maybe he will have some good news for us!

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NORASPAT 1/20/2011 11:10PM

    SAD is aptly named. I had a bit of a bummer of a day but DH and I have talked about his failing vision for the first time. It helped . The problem is one eye and we are being reassured he will see well with one eye. I have a friend whose eye was damaged and he has done well so far.
Today was unexoected and it should not have been, I did not ask enough questions last time UGH!!!
Your day sounds like it was good. Do you ever walk in the early morning light when the sun is low in the sky. I have read it is the most advantagous time to help with SAD.
Sorry M the brain is not in gear HUGS will chat tomorrow. Pat In Maine.

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Musical Cars

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BRRRRR!! It sure was cold today. The high didn't even get close to getting above freezing. The ground and the partially-thawed pond are frozen again. The back porch steps were glazed and as slick as snot this morning. But.................don't worry, be happy. LOL.

Last night my son's former dorm mate called and they talked a long time. They really got along well at college. His friend moved to Ohio after college.

The snow is on the way and my son was called at 6:15 to sub for junior high P.E. I'm so glad they called early!! He is often called at the last minute when the weather is going to be bad and they are so ridiculous that they call at 7:30 and want him there by 8. We live 10 miles from the school. LOL.. They must hire fair weather teachers here I guess. LOL. To be fair, in our areas they often hire teachers who live 80 miles away and they can't possibly be expected to make it here in bad weather. To me it's poor planning. My son was offered a job 85 miles away and turned it down because of this very reason. It isn't right for the taxpayers to have to foot the bill for this. I think teachers should have some kind of residency requirements like certain other civil servants.

So this morning I had just gotten out of bed and started breakfast when I had to switch to making breakfast and lunch and snacks at the same time. When my son works on Mondays or Wednesdays he has to go directly to taekwondo at the end of work so he didn't get home until this evening around 7:30.

As it was slick this morning and my son's little truck doesn't do well on slick roads, he took my hubby's van, my hubby took my Prism, and I was left with the FX4 with a couple of low tires. So I ended up having to take my son's truck to get the mail. LOL. On the way there I saw the "school hawk" sitting by the road eating some fresh kill. He is the school hawk because he hunts right by the school. My husband told me last night when he got home from work that there were 10 deer in the yard and close to 100 turkeys. PARTY!! LOL. The squirrels were really busy again today. And the birds. They know when storms are on the way.

I got a lot of my extra outdoor chores done today. I really needed to pick up some limbs in the yard before it snowed, had to get the trash burned, the feeders filled, and the wild life fed before the snow arrives. Lots of deer tracks in the yard.

I went for a walk alone and talked to Baby. I asked her, "Baby, where is Hondo at?" She looked to the west. I talked to her some more and asked her again, "Baby, do you know where Hondo is?" She again looked to the west. So I went looking for Hondo to the west in a field but saw no sign of him. I really want to find that dog.

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    Isn't that something that Baby knows - and almost told you. Animals can be amazing. It will be sad when you find him though.

WOW, a hundred turkeys. Do you eat any of them? I know how you feel about the deer hunters but wondered if you eat venison, too.

You're right about poor planning.

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MAMAGOSS 1/21/2011 7:22AM

    Was Hondo very old - sometimes if they are ill they will go off to die? It would be really nice to get closure for you and Baby!

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LIBRA73 1/20/2011 10:06PM

    What an interesting place you have! Well, that's it. I am coming to visit! lol!

Thanks for reading my blog! Hugs!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/20/2011 6:41PM

    Another dull day for you emoticon


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GRAPEVINE60 1/20/2011 10:26AM

    We had a dog a few years ago. She was a family pet, and she went missing for a few months and we thought she was gone for good. Then we found out that she was hanging out at a house a few miles down the road. I guess they were feeding her, and she decided to stick around for a while. Then she came home, and stayed until she passed away. My point is don't lose hope Hondo may turn back up at some point.

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SHIRLEYX 1/20/2011 10:21AM

    You are busy as always. It's going up to -16 here today, so we are defrosting the freezer as all the stuff can sit safely on the balcony and not thaw.

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SUNNY332 1/20/2011 10:20AM

    Hope you do find Hondo. I would like to know what happened to him too.

It is snowing here this morning and very, very cold. I can not get warm so am off to find my sweats and hit the treadmill. That should warm me up.

Take care!!


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JUSTJO66 1/20/2011 9:30AM

    I think Hondo must have gone on to greener hunting fields. Maybe someday on one of your walks you'll come across what he left for you to find.
Stay warm.

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SUZYMOBILE 1/20/2011 7:20AM

    Of course Baby would respond to that question! Coolio still looks all over the place when I say, "Where Dingo?" But cats aren't as wise as dogs. I'm sad to say you probably won't find Hondo now.

What a lot of wildlife you have! They must really appreciate being fed.

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DEVORA4 1/20/2011 12:59AM

  How kind you are to want to find poor Hondo! I am sure he will not be found but hope I am wrong! You're one heck of a human being! emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 1/20/2011 12:57AM

    Again, a great blog. We had a fight between my dd's dog and an animal. We didn't identify the animal. (Our guess is either a raccoon or skunk.) The dog got an ear piercing and lots of 'go get em'. The neighbor came over with an animal trap. I'll check for tracks in the morning when it's light.

Hope you find Hondo.

One of my friends quit subbing. The would call her a half hour ahead. Sometimes, they know the teachers will be absent for days ahead of time.

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HOWLERMOM 1/19/2011 11:57PM

    The mystery of Hondo continues -- try to stay warm!!

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WOWEETOO 1/19/2011 11:43PM

    i love reading your blog the last thing at night (providing i can stay awake long enough) it always reminds me of the farm i grew up on and the one i had that i introduced my son to all things wonderful (you know goats and sheep and ducks and geese and chickens and rabbits and of course ticks lol) at one time i thought that was what i wnated and i did it full force digging a well and putting running water and electic in what was essentially a tar paer shack it was too primitive really but it was an effort for two years and my kis learned to put up berries and cook and do all those things with animals that six year olds learn when they are given the chance we didn't have a dog too many geese and ducks waddling around loose but we had a cat who always bought us gifts and left them on the porch
i could never have done that for life and it wasn't because i didn't have any place to shop (walmart was big thenand sam still lived) it was just too much for one person and too far out to really be safe for a person who didn't hear
but i love today to drive through the countryside and look at the horses and the cows (especially the little normans born in the spring ala city slickers)
wonder wherehondo got to?? do you think he found a lady friend??
hugs my friend
the lady mary emoticon

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GOANNA2 1/19/2011 11:42PM

    emoticonJust hope you are doing ok.

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CODEMAULER 1/19/2011 11:36PM

    Maybe Hondo is further, seeking the sunshine and fortune in Hollywood?

Well, I can hope, can't I?!?

I didn't even get into double digits here. I'm hunkering down for the weekend!


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A Good Egg

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Breaking News!! Yes, it happened. The temps here were in the 40s for 2 days and we got rid of ALL the snow. It's the first time in weeks!! I can actually see all the ground again. Amazing!! This is a big deal for someone with S.A.D. The snow doesn't help my winter funk at all. Now if only I could have a little sun too. LOL. I know, I know. I want too much. I was hoping the pond would completely thaw out but there isn't enough time............. I want, I need. Right now it's raining but a front is going to go through this evening and the cold air is returning with a vengeance. More snow will be here on Wednesday/Thursday so I better drink in my bare ground while I have the chance. We may get 3 to 8 inches.

I reminded myself for days that yesterday it would be Martin Luther King Day and that the post office and banks would be closed. Did it work? NO!!!!!!!!!!! Of course not. I'm senile. Beyond hope. My son even asked me if I went to the post office and, of course, I had to admit that I did. He put a positive spin on it for me and said I had to go to town anyway as we were low on eggs. It helps to have sympathetic relatives when you have advanced senility. LOL.

Every week my trips to town almost always revolve around my need for eggs. The incredible edible egg. I won't go into a big deal about why eggs are good for you as you most likely already know they are and why. The cholesterol mumbo jumbo has been disproved and you can safely eat the yolks if you want. Even the most conservative M.D.s will allow you to have 1-2 yolks a day and unlimited whites. I usually only eat the white unless they are deviled but my husband and son eat the whole egg.

We are egg people. We eat eggs for breakfast and lunch every day and sometimes for supper too . I have a minimum of 108 eggs on hand by the end of the my weekly shopping day. I really need my own chickens but my hubby says no.

We had an egg shortage here once and I was preparing to leave town in search of the illusive egg. I was afraid I would have to revert to a life of crime as a chicken thief - furtively sneaking through people's backyards, breaking into their chicken coups, putting my hand under some protesting chicken's bottom, getting my eyes pecked out. LOL. At any rate on the day of the local egg shortage I finally found eggs and I bought all they had. The check out clerk was a little taken back and said, "Hmmmm, you have a lot of eggs." I explained. "Shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone. I'm an egg hoarder." She was okay with that. There are a lot of hoarder shows on TV. Besides, I'm sure she will have another interesting story to share with her fellow clerks.

What would you call people that love eggs? Eggholics? There are actual online Eggholics Anonymous groups. I'm really not interested in a 12 step cure for this though. Maybe you would call egg lovers Chinese? - The Chinese supposedly love eggs. I don't have a single Chinese gene that I know of but I do love their food. Maybe an egg lover should be called a fox? LOL. Of course, I'm not very sly really. How about a snake? - snakes love eggs but as you know, I'm not a fan. Or a weasel, skunk, mink, otter, raccoon, crow, gull? They are all eggs lovers too. The term for egg lovers is definitely not Ovaphilia. Ovaphilia is a fetish involving the simulated laying of an egg or eggs by a female human. LOL. Do people actually get this? I have some weird habits but simulated egg laying?? What does this involve? Building a nest? Sitting on it? Waiting for an invisible nothing to hatch? It's problems like this that caused the development of pharmaceutical psychotropic meds.

Did you know there are Facebook groups for people who love eggs? And there is an actual egg lover's song. Sing along with me. LOL.

At any rate I got most of my errands and shopping done yesterday. And I am "with" eggs and not "without" so all is right with the world. I won't have to freak out and get shot in a chicken coop by some peeved farmer or be spurred to death by an irate rooster.

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    You are soooooooo funny! Who knew you loved eggs THAT much. What's the deal with 108? Do you mean to say you buy 9 dozen a week??? How can that be possible? Look: you DEFINITELY need chickens if you're buying that many eggs.

I loved the deer story with the juvenile and the buck. Is drool normal tho? That would have scared me. Plus the sheer size and proximity.

Decluttering sounds wonderful, I need to get back on that wagon.

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BOOKWORM27S 1/22/2011 7:46AM

I try to enjoy eggs once in a while, but they irritate my gallbladder. I've been using extra-virgin coconut oil to sneak in some healthy fat into my diet.

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SUSIEPH1 1/22/2011 4:45AM

    How Did I miss out on your blogs!! I thought you were missing in action ... but it was a obviously me!! I must of forgotton the pop the button !!!
Cheezze! emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 1/19/2011 8:01PM

    OMG, an Ode to the Egg! The Egg Lovers Association will want to hire you. Isn't there a Spark contest about eggs somewhere? ENTER IT! Who knows? You could win a lifetime supply of EGGS!

I mean, I love eggs and all, but I've had only two in the past year--yesterday morning, farm-fresh from a neighbor. They were awesome in their rich yellow yumminess! Love them yolks! emoticon

One the other hand, pretending to LAY one? That's scary. I shudder to think what your partner might be doing while you're doing this. emoticon

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DESERT_BIRD 1/19/2011 6:12PM

    I love eggs and I eat the whole egg. My grandmother ate eggs every day for breakfast, and she lived to be 95. I am an almond milk hoarder because Walmart ran out once, and since then I have hoarded. Eggs are usually always available, but I still buy the 18-egg carton. They are a great source of protein.

Enjoy your snowless ground!

Sorry, I have no idea what you should call an egg lover. I would like to raise chickens myself. Hubby would definitely say no.

P.S. I went to the bank on Monday.

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ALASKASKY 1/19/2011 6:07PM

    I love eggs too. emoticon

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GOANNA2 1/19/2011 4:38PM

    I love eggs too Morticia. You have a wonderful way with words.
Love ya!

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MARUSSELL 1/19/2011 2:55PM

    That was a very 'eggciting' blog! emoticon Sorry, I had to! We love eggs too. Enjoy the break in the weather.

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SPARKNMOM 1/19/2011 12:04PM

    Fellow egg lover here!!!

We're still under snow and ice...we have yet to go to school this week...craziness. We'll be doing makeup days into July!!

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JUSTJO66 1/19/2011 11:53AM

    Too funny. I also love eggs but not as much as you do, I think. :o) We go through about 36 in a week for the 3 of us. Why not the chickens? We had them. They are so funny..but the coyotes and dog packs kept killing them so we finally threw in the towel and quit trying to raise them. I do love fresh free range eggs the best.

I do agree with RimaJo about the vitamin D3 levels. I think everyone past the age of 40 should have these levels checked. Especially if you live in the colder climates. I live here in Texas where the sun shines a lot and I was shocked when I had mine checked. It was a 9 which is extremely low. I'm always outside...but the doctor said as we grow older (who me???) we can't process it from sunshine so easily. Do a google on's amazing what this little vit. does...a shortage will definitely make you feel sad and bad.

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SPALM01 1/19/2011 11:14AM

    My husband LOVES eggs and has them every morning for breakfast (he has a 30in waist and is in perfect health.) He makes what he refers to as "The Dexter" breakfast, 1 egg over easy with hot sauce, toast, ham, orange juice and coffee.

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SEESTARS 1/19/2011 11:05AM

    This is great. I thought I was an egg lover, but you proved me wrong. I think my hubby and I only use about a dozen a week... at most. LOL. Enjoy your eggs today! emoticon

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JELLI-LEAN 1/19/2011 10:59AM

    emoticon An egg hoarder huh? You had me in stitches!

I love eggs too! Yummmmm

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WISEWIFE 1/19/2011 10:52AM

    OMG I love eggs too. We have omelettes for breakfast, boiled eggs for lunch, and one or 2 for snack.
I can only picture you reaching under some poor suspecting chicken for her eggs!
Have a good one kiddo!

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SUNNY332 1/19/2011 9:20AM

    OMGoodness, girlfriend. Who knew? The song was an absolute hoot.

I am not interested in a 12 step program for eggoholics either. I love my eggs and
refuse to give them up.... emoticon Do you think I am in denial? emoticon

You are such a Good Egg!

Hugs, Sunny

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SHIRLEYX 1/19/2011 9:13AM

    Reading your blog made me miss the chickens we kept when the kids were small. For many years we had white, brown, and blue/green eggs (from Americanas). Eggs are the best food, cheap and yummy.

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/19/2011 7:46AM

    OMG, Morticia!!! You are the only person I know who can write an entire blog (and a funny one, at that) about eggs!!!! Not to say you may have a bit of an obsession but..........(just saying!) LOL

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JAYJO64 1/19/2011 7:11AM

    This is HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for the laughs and enjoy that terra firma while you've got it!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/19/2011 3:18AM

    Hey, with all the critters you have on your property, I don't understand why NO CHICKENS!. You love eggs, like ??????


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RIMAJO 1/19/2011 2:29AM

    Anyone care for some eggs? Morticia.. Scrambled, poached, fried or boiled?

As for the SAD you mentioned... have you ever had your Vitamin D levels checked? I was put on 2000 IU of D3 & have no more issues. Maybe it'd help you too?

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LUVSBULLDOGS 1/19/2011 1:10AM

    I'm glad our weather finally got your way.

I love eggs. I don't eat yolks either. When I had GERD, egg yolks gave me heartburn, so I haven't eaten yolks for a long time. Same with oj. Anyway, we had chickens when I was a kid. I took care of them. I went into the chicken house one morning with the dog. He heard a mouse in the scratch barrel and jumped in. He had to stay in the barrel until my dad got home from work. Poor dog, he just wanted to save me from the mouse.

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SUGARPUNK52 1/19/2011 12:51AM

  Thanks for the laughs! I love eggs too.

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MAYLINGSNW 1/19/2011 12:32AM

    ok enjoy the ground and chase away the snow...oops...we are getting snow also within a couple of days...but i still can't see the ground.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NWGARDENGIRL 1/19/2011 12:02AM

    I had poached eggs on a toasted Bays English muffin for dinner tonight.

And a nice thing about eggs is that there's no landfill waste if you buy them in the cardboard carton. The shells go in the compost, the carton in the recycle.
I only buy eggs from vegetarian fed hens.

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HOWLERMOM 1/18/2011 11:33PM

    OMG you crack me up ----on and on with the egg puns we go... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYRENAISSANCE09 1/18/2011 11:30PM

  I love your blogs, they are entertaining and informative! I didn't know it was okay for me to eat eggs since my cholesterol is kind of high. Woo Hoo!! I'll keep the eggbeaters for my everyday breakfast (since I finally got used to them, and they are somewhat lower in calories!!) but I won't avoid them in other things now!!
I love chickens, too, and we had them some growing up. Sadly, they always got eaten by wild animals (cayotes, maybe?) and my hubby doesn't want them--he says they're nasty, which, you know, they are, kind of, but I still want them!! Sigh, Oh, well. Maybe I'll wear him down someday!!

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HEROS3 1/18/2011 10:45PM

    simply egglicious! emoticon emoticonoops waited to long!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/18/2011 10:34PM

    Do you guys buy free range eggs? I have recently discovered free range and its amazing the nutritional value is different from free range to cage raised. They also taste a lot different. I also love eggs and could eat them with every meal. I wanna get some pet hens someday lol Did you guys get freezing rain tonight? Everything has a sheet of ice on it here =(

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STEPPYSUE 1/18/2011 10:30PM

    What a yolkster!

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DEVORA4 1/18/2011 10:20PM

  That was the funniest and cutest blog I have ever read. emoticonfor giving me the biggest smile I have had for a while! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon{You are waiting for your eggs here} You forgot to tell us what is your favourite way to eat them. debby

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CODEMAULER 1/18/2011 10:01PM

    Definitely a fox; you'd be as sly as you need to be to get those eggs!

We love 'em, too. Omelettes are my favorite meal, no matter the time of day. In fact, I may instruct my shopper (aka the hubster) to "buy long" this week!!

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HARISHABAD 1/18/2011 9:31PM

    I love chickens: they are so cute as chicks, I like seeing them walk around the farm too. So homey.

But they have a down side: Every critter within 10 miles will visit our place to eat our chickens: possums, raccoons, foxes, skunks, hawks and on and on. The chickens themselves are very un-gentle to a garden, they will tear up a veggie garden in 5 minutes so they have to be fenced out. This time of year they will eat themselves into a coma while laying virtually no eggs. Not very cost-effective.

So I just buy eggs from my friends at the Farmer's Market and let them worry about all that. I just ran out of eggs I stocked up on to last the now I am reduced to store-bought eggs. Not the same!

I'll be happy in March when I can buy local eggs again.

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WOWEETOO 1/18/2011 9:24PM

    i had a farm once and chickens and no eggs one day and none the next and none the next and found a king snake out swiping all my eggs (and i had 16 layers so lots of eggs gone missing) you shoulda seen me out in the hen house talking to this huge black snake that i barely saw his tail as he disappeared and it wasn't to the outside of the coop it was inside the wall i told him he needed to find something else like mice in the barn and stuff and leave the eggs alone or i was gonna have to hurt him bad
needless to say he didn't listen and so i had to do the dirty deed altho i would like to have kept him around for the mouse disposal so went out one afternoon with the son who was about 7 at the time and the hoe and a big stick you never heard such screaming and yelling and going on for sure and i'm sure the hens had no idea what to think we did get the snake but watched him wiggle and throw himself around for what seemed forever before he was still and i wasn't picking up any dead snake bodies because maybe he would turn on me
laugh out loud..the chickens were so upset it took them several weeks to start laying again lol
eggs were the mainstay of my diet and still are
thank you for the wonderfully entertaining blog today
the lady mary

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KIRSTEN 1/18/2011 9:22PM

    OMG, I have that egg song on my YouTube favorites list! An eggcelllent blog! Do you remember Egghead on Batman? I love eggs! emoticon

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NORASPAT 1/18/2011 9:21PM

    M. You are back to your bright side, EGGAIN and that's no YOLK.

I am happy to hear a cheery M. its been a while.
We got 15 inches of snow last week, its stayed cold so its still around. They promised us warmth but it never arrived. Now we have freezing rain.
Happily I have a fridge full of eggs, and plenty of apples and Oat Bran. I have candles and everything is at hand.
I do fear my little flashlight under my pillow might run out of batteries. I generously gave the spares away and forgot to replace them. OOPS! Pat in Maine. HUGS

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MAMAGOSS 1/18/2011 9:02PM

    I do love eggs also but certainly not to the level you display M LOL!

I Will be happy to break you out if you're caught on your next egg heist though, a chick's gotta have her eggs after all

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SWEETYKINS012 1/18/2011 9:01PM

    i love me some eggs too. thats good since i have to eat them on my new diet, of low carbs!!!!

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DOTSLADY 1/18/2011 8:53PM

    OMGawd chick, you enlighten me! emoticon (What a crack up?!)

I am in the middle of thinking about giving up eggs, so funny you should post about your fetish. I only discovered eggs last year, but think I just have a protein assimilation problem. Anyway, eggs are good, you are good, human egg layers should think of something more creative to do with their time, ie not good!

Also, chicken manure: good for garden. I would love to have chickens myself. Neighborhood says no. I would like some gf fed hens to give me gf yolk babies - lol, no: Bawk bawk bawk bawk, cluck. I tell my friends who've heard I've lost weight that I'm "A Fit Hen." Bawk.

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0309COOKIE 1/18/2011 8:49PM

    I have been meaning to make deviled eggs lately. I think your blog has convinced me I should do it, lol.

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SHERRYTOO 1/18/2011 8:46PM

    I was so egg-cited by your blog. I had to wipe the drool off the keyboard just thinking about eggs. Guess what I'm having for breakfast....

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Chow, Baby

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm not sure if people were inspired by it being Martin Luther King Day or what but there seems to be a lot of blogging today. Some individuals on sparkpeople have written 4 blogs today alone.

I've been reading a lot of them but I'm not feeling quite that chatty. LOL.

I'm feeling very Kojak today. So in that vein - Chow, Baby! LOL.

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MAMAGOSS 1/18/2011 9:03PM

    I was waiting for something about food ala army mess hall LOL - I used to love Telly Savalas and Kojak!

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SHERRYTOO 1/18/2011 8:48PM

    Bald is beautiful!

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COMPUCATHY 1/18/2011 7:21PM

    emoticon You're just enjoying seeing the ground again! Sure sign that it's a little warmer out, eh? Bet your walks were warmer ones today! Spark on! emoticon

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WISEWIFE 1/18/2011 11:54AM

    And I was expecting a Baby bolg also!
We will not going into how my back feels..the fall yesterday was a biggie.
But I'm hanging in there, and will continue to do so!

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SUNNY332 1/18/2011 10:25AM

    4 blogs in one day - wow. I don't think I'd ever have that many words.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your very kind words. You are part of my balcony people and I appreciate it.


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WOWEETOO 1/18/2011 10:19AM

    as bob dylan was so fond of singing back in the 60's the times they are a-changin' ..for sure my friends
blessings rain down upon all of us every single day..look around and be grateful
the lady mary posseing through on the ever-faithful camel clyde this morning

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VALERIENEAL 1/18/2011 9:21AM

    Who loves ya baby?!?!

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DESERT_BIRD 1/18/2011 8:40AM

    I haven't been chatty lately either.

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SUZYMOBILE 1/18/2011 8:03AM

    LOL, I thought this was going to be a blog about your neighbor dog, Baby!

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/18/2011 7:51AM

    Quiet days are good, too! Hope you had a good one!

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JAYJO64 1/18/2011 4:40AM

    Hope you enjoyed your not-so-chatty day.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 1/18/2011 1:27AM

    One thing I observed-people are in a strange mood.

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DEVORA4 1/18/2011 1:01AM

  Hi Whatever suits your needs, Take care. debby

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/18/2011 12:45AM

    I think that a lot of people had the day off and could get caught up on reading and blogging...


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HOWLERMOM 1/18/2011 12:03AM

    You're entitled!! I ought to get busy reading too!

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GOANNA2 1/17/2011 11:54PM

    Stay warm and have a nice day watching Telly. He was a favourite of mine.
Anna emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/17/2011 11:37PM

    Chow, Baby!! Kojak was a favorite of mine!!! I have a hard enough time doing a blog every few days let along multiples in one day.

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GRAPEVINE60 1/17/2011 11:25PM

    I'm with you!

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HELEN_BRU 1/17/2011 11:14PM

    Kojak - boy, that takes me back!


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NORASPAT 1/17/2011 11:14PM

    I even posted on your teeny bloig TWICE. FOOLISH me I did not look to see if I had posted on pages 2 or 3 I did find it after I had posted the comment. So CHOW back oig quie one, Now I can go to bed HUGS pat in Maine. Thanks for the comment on my blog, appreciated it. P

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SUSIEPH1 1/17/2011 11:09PM

    Hi Darls ... Hope you are feeling a little better today! and the colds bothering you and your family are getting better ..
No doubt you are making soup again and that is so nourishing ... Try to keep warm and dry... hugs Susie emoticon

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Teeny Blogger

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It was not as warm today as yesterday and did not get above freezing so the scant amount of snow we have still remains.

Hubby and I went for a long walk. It was very quiet outside today. We saw a squirrel get out of his nest but go right back in. Too cold. LOL.

I'm still doing great on diet and exercise. Keeping it real.

I spent the day decluttering/cleaning out emails. I want to get them to a manageable level again.

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NORASPAT 1/17/2011 10:59PM

    I did write here last night I know I did because I said i had been bitten by your declutter bug. I said I had to start with this desk. I have lost a few this week I am trying to type faster but I think I am doing something wrong. I must take care to hit the right keys. HUGS, I was looking for tonight's blog. HUGS take care stay well dear friend Pat in Maine.

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SUZYMOBILE 1/17/2011 9:08PM

    I haven't seen a squirrel around here since the last snowstorm, but I know the turkeys are about because I've seen their X-shaped tracks in the snow.

Our lawyer is finally getting the arguments straight. I told her, "You go, girl!" today. Seems like we've got a lot of cheerleading to do, though!

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MARUSSELL 1/17/2011 8:46PM

    It is frigid here today. I love walking outside but on days like this...I am thankful for a warm gym! emoticon

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FTLSWEETIE 1/17/2011 8:31PM

    I wish I could send some of the Florida sunshine to you but it's been rainy all day today:-) At least it's much warmer down here than there! Hugs and miss you girl!!!!! I really need to start paying attention to my friends a little more:-)

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LUVSBULLDOGS 1/17/2011 6:25PM

    We have 59 degrees and high winds. The sunshine makes up for it though. I've been doing well losing, too.

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SPARKNMOM 1/17/2011 6:09PM

    Frigid cold fact, my pipes are froze and I now have a leak - so no water for me!!!

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NIELSENSLADY 1/17/2011 5:07PM

    We have hot summers....super hot and now these colder than usual winters in GA! I think that Atlanta may need to begin investing in more salt trucks. Some were out of commission for up to a week and now I'm waiting on FedEx and the mail to make deliveries here in Savannah and they are going so SLOWLY!

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SHERRYTOO 1/17/2011 2:52PM

    Keep keeping it real...

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DEE797 1/17/2011 1:02PM

    Even though it was cold out your still got your walk in. Good for you on decluttering your emails. I did that recently as well, now if I could just declutter the apartment...LOL! Have a great day!

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WISEWIFE 1/17/2011 10:27AM

    I need to do a little bit each day, might just get a hold on this if I can do so.

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SUNNY332 1/17/2011 10:16AM

    I spent part of yesterday decluttering my "in box" which is a task for me as I have a couple of e-mail addresses - one of which is entirely for Spark People. I did this so as not to miss e-mail and for the most part, it is working.

Take care and have a Marvie Monday. I am meeting friends in town for lunch so will do that and get back home to ride the bike and walk this afternoon. We are meeting at Tiramisu Restaurant (awesome Italian place) in Quincy so will need to walk and bike. Hehehe. Wish you lived close enough to meet us.. Wouldn't that be nice?

Hugs, Sunny

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VALERIENEAL 1/17/2011 8:43AM

    Doesn't sound too good for 'Ole Phil in Pennsylvania in a couple of weeks. We have a Mud Bug (craw fish or craw daddy) that comes out in our neighboring state of Louisiana, It's really kinda funny. But that's them Cajun's for ya!

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/17/2011 8:06AM

    Sounds like a good day! Glad you are doing well with food and exercise!!! Have a good day!

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MAMAGOSS 1/17/2011 7:47AM

    Decluttering needs to be done in my world too - thanks for inspiring me :)

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DEVORA4 1/17/2011 7:30AM

  I went for a 10000 stepper. dON'T LOL but my broken toe was the coldest part of me so I had to cut it short. The squirrel was smartest. It was too cold for him so he went back in and he has a fur coat too.

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JAYJO64 1/17/2011 4:19AM

    Walks with hubbies are nice. Sounds like a good Sunday!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/16/2011 11:59PM

    Good luck to you on your emails. No matter how hard I try they just keep adding up. Right now the amount is insurmountable!! I'd rather spend my time on SP!!!
Wishing you a wonderful week!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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SUSIEPH1 1/16/2011 11:56PM

    Love that you are doing fine !!
That wee Squirrel isn't silly ....
He knows it is much warmer in his nest!
Hugs Susie
Glad you had a lovely walk!

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NORASPAT 1/16/2011 11:20PM

    Busy day for you tomorrow also. I am doing well with the eating and we are really enjoying the food i am cooking. I do weigh and measure and put it in the tracker The ST has been my downfall. I keep leaving it till too late at night so I just do not get it in . Tomorrow a new leaf. I will do ST first before DH has his appointment that way i will not have to think bout it. I must allocate declutter time especially for my desk. Thanks I will put it on the white board so I will get it done. Thanks for being there. Pat In Maine. emoticon

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WOWEETOO 1/16/2011 11:18PM

    rof emoticon

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WOOLANDWOOD 1/16/2011 11:15PM

    Good luck on the emails... as hard as I try.... they just pile up!

Its warm here. There was a break in the rain just before the light began to fade so I walked out the drive and up the hill twice.... I think taking the hill twice is going to become my regular constitutional.

And that hill gets less and less steep each time. And now it doesn't look very far up it either... funny how the world changes right before your eyes, isn't it?

Hugs GF

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