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Another Wild Sunday In The Boonies

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hubby and I were feeling very adventurous and kinky today. Kinky for people in my area is not kinky like people in Las Vegas or New Orleans. No offense to the people who live there, I know everyone there is not kinky but your cities are on practically every list of the most kinky cities in the U.S. so someone there must be kinky.............. whatever kinky is. Don't tell me. I really don't want to know. LOL. To clarify, kinky for my hubby and me usually means leaving the house on Sunday to do something besides work. LOL.

We decided to go to the Herb and Garden Show at the local mall where my son works. When I use the term mall I don't want to confuse you with a vision of a mall like you would see in a city. This isn't Mall of America. It's closer to a strip mall type thing than a typical mall. We have a Sears, Penney's, Peebles, a Hibbetts, Shoe Sensation, Bath and Body Works, Maurices. a music store, a couple of clothing stores, Subway, Asian restaurant, coffee kiosk, and maybe a couple of other cheesy stores. Plus a bunch of empty stores. One level. There is no Neiman Marcus, Tiffani's, Saks, Bloomingdales, Louis Vuitton, skating rink, food court, fountain.

We had never been to this show so we talked to our son about going as he was running the store he works at today. He was going to call us once he was at work to let us know about the show. Why? We have been to a mall before. We can handle ourselves. We don't need an escort. LOL.

Actually when anything goes on in our tiny town everyone shows up. If they were giving away discounted proctos everyone in the county would bend over and line up. LOL. The parking lot and mall was packed. I had never been to one of these shows before and always wondered what it was like. It was different. Sort of like a cross between a flea market, rummage sale, with a tiny bit of plant stuff thrown in. There was a guy there playing the banjo and his wife was playing a keyboard. It was the best thing to me. Not to shock anyone but I have a banjo, though I have not played it in years. LOL. We stopped in and said hi to our son. We didn't see anyone there we knew but saw our DISH provider and her mother entering when we were leaving.

Hubby would have purchased something for me but I only found a handful of things I really liked, mostly dishes, and I didn't need them. As I have stated before, I am entering into one of my minimalist phases. No, I am not returning to my days, like when my hubby met me, where I had minimal furniture, a 12 inch black and while TV, and no stereo, but I am reducing, reusing, recycling. I am not bringing anything into the house unless something is leaving it. And I'm helping stuff to leave.

We then went to Wal-Mart to get some spray paint and sugar free Valentine candy (hubby's idea) and to Lowes to look for some biological bug spray before we stopped at Burger King as we were starving. By the time we got home the day was over. We spent the rest of the day with Alpha Reekie. He demands attention. Hubby caught up on some paper work tonight.

I wanted to add that I certainly loved what everyone had to say about my no excuse blog. Trust me, I'm not being mean, I just hate to see people digging their own graves. I can't help it. I'm a nurse. I can't stand by and watch people commit suicide by food.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/18/2012 12:21AM

    What a great weekend and blog. Glad you and DH got to go to the Herb and Garden Show!! I felt right at home with you as all the oddities are right here where we live. One reason I love walking here...I just never know what I will see while I am out and about. No major malls in our area either...just a strip mall with a Big Lots, AT&T wireless, a Chinese restaurant, Sears optical, Holiday Hair beauty salon and and Aldi's with the PA Assistance office at the end. Not much in the way of excitement but you can see some really great things and get lots of laughs pretty much any day of the week. Of course within a quarter of a mile, there are five hotels, four gas stations, a Dairy Queen, Wendy's, KFC, a chiropractor, dentist, eye doctor, pediatrician and other specialty doctors, two banks and the PA state police.
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LIVINGFREE19 2/15/2012 11:28AM

    That sounds like a fun and very interesting day!
It's funny how in all the small towns, when something is going on, they all do come out to see whatever it is.

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KATHY024 2/13/2012 10:51PM

    Just doing something out of the usual is a very fun time. It is so easy when you are working all week to fall into the habit of just sticking around the house on the weekends. It seems like so much needs doing!

I am feeling that minimal thing too right now. It always happens after Christmas but now as I am getting older I just don't want all this stuff around that I have to dust and take care of. Been there done that! My sister constantly kids me about wanting to live in a "staged home" with only one thing per table. Sounds pretty good to me. emoticon

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CHRIS3874 2/13/2012 8:29PM

    I still like the People of WalMart site- your description reminded me of it -LOL

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WOWEETOO 2/13/2012 7:33PM

    got snow??????
the lady mary

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NORASPAT 2/13/2012 5:12PM

    Way to go "M" we gotta live life to the fullest we can.

No Excuses, No regrets emoticon emoticonA cup of copffee always does that to me. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon

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LUVSBULLDOGS 2/13/2012 3:16PM

    Our town seems to attract oddballs, too.

Hope you had a good night.

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EDDYMEESE 2/13/2012 11:30AM

    Sounds like a fun day :) Thanks for making me smile!

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SUZYMOBILE 2/13/2012 8:46AM

    Port Charlotte has nothing BUT those malls. No town center, no park with bandstand, no quaint little shoppe area. The town across the harbor bridge, Punta Gorda, is a little more promising, so that's where we went last month to a home and garden show. We'd never been to one and were kind of hoping to see some, um, plants. There was exactly one booth with plants; the rest were home supply contractors trying to push their wares. We came away with information on solar panels for our pool. No garden stuff whatsoever.

LMAO over your discounted proctos! Now that would go over REALLY big around here in "Wrinkle City" as another SparkFriend calls this neck of the woods. Make it 2-for-1, or "all you can take," and people would go nuts. emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 2/13/2012 8:42AM

    You sound like you had a really good weekend! In high spirits!

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CODEMAULER 2/13/2012 8:25AM

    Pretty kinky stuff! I cannot wait to learn what happens when you get your freak on.


Seriously, I'm really glad that you found some time to spend together and NOT work.

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/13/2012 7:35AM

    Sounds like a fun day!! Why am I not surprised that you have a banjo!? Awesome!! They had a mall just like yours in the small Indiana where I grew up. So we move to this area with malls and stores everywhere. But every summer when we went home to visit, my daughter and I would shop Maurices. Loved that store!!! (It went out of business there)

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SHIRLEYX 2/13/2012 7:10AM

    Glad that you had a fun Sunday! Goodness knows we need some extra fun in the winter and a herb and garden show just smacks of spring! LOL

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    hey a trip to the Hardware store can be kinky for those with a great imagination and a low budget!
Sounds like you had fun emoticon

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KICK-SS 2/13/2012 1:35AM

    You mentioned being a nurse and not wanting to watch people destroy themselves.

Several years ago, my doctor at that time had a large sign posted in all of his exam rooms that said if you smoked, he would give you the tools to quit with (guess the patch or whatever) and if you had not quit within 60 days, he would no longer treat you because it was like fighting a dead horse. He was one of the brave few that would post something like that - I thought it was great!! (He meant it too).

Sounds like you & hubby had quite an adventure today... Kind of nice to do something different sometimes, isn't it? Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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0309COOKIE 2/12/2012 11:49PM

    Ya know, I always get a kick out of reading your blogs, lol.

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SUSIEPH1 2/12/2012 11:40PM

    I am sure You and Hubby really enjoyed a day out to wander hither and thither would have been so much fun!.
I love markets and our Mall which sounds much the same as yours LOL!.Alpha Reekie is a spoilt brat !! but oh so cuddly..
Have a good night sleep my friend Love and hugs Susie

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Sorry But Here Is Your Long Overdue Painful Lecture

Saturday, February 11, 2012

It sleeted and snowed much of the day yesterday and last night but melted on contact. Very weird weather. Today was bitterly cold and it started out around 12 and warmed up to 26. We didn't care and went outside anyway for a very long walk. It was definitely cold but at least the sun was out and we walked longer than usual. We ate well today too.

Now to the lecture. Some of you have earned this.

As you all know I read a lot of blogs and some of them have changed my life. They have inspired me and I have learned invaluable information. Others have almost made me ill. Sorry but I must be brutally honest. This may sound mean but some people should read their own blogs from an objective point of view.

This only applies to a few people I know but it is a chronic problem. They resurrect a recurrent theme - they blame their cheating on other people: I had to eat the Twinkie to make my hubby happy, my daughter will get mad it I don't eat her birthday cake, the people at work keep forcing doughnuts on us, the hostess will be hurt if I don't eat the brownies. Yeh, right. Sorry but I'm calling you out on this. It's total B.S. and so lame to blame others for your cheating. It reminds me of my son's grade school chum who told me he was allergic to vegetables. LOL. Total bunko. Stop using others as an excuse.

When I eat "garbage" and, trust me I do, it isn't because my son and husband forced me to do it. I'm not going to blame my cheating on the cat or dog or the devil or a boll weevil. It is because I'm weak-willed and wanted to eat bad.

Do you know how stupid this excuse sounds? Please grant me some intelligence. I'm a nurse. I know better when you try to feed me this crap and so do you. Why do it. Own you mistakes.

And, PLEASE, PLEASE. PLEASE don't ask me the next day why you can't lose weight or why you gained weight when you have been soooooooooo good because I'm at the point where I want to tell you the truth and you won't like it.

You can either be a loser or a loser and there is a difference. With one kind of loser you drop unwanted pounds and with the other kind you haven't lost an ounce, just any semblance of integrity you ever had by making lame excuses. Your choice.

Hopefully for your sake Nice Morticia will be back tomorrow. LOL.

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    Great rant! When pointing fingers it is only polite to point to yourself.

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SEATTLE58 2/14/2012 11:16PM

    This is sooo good! Thanks for writing this, even tho I know it wasn't from one of my blogs, but it sure is with my own eating. I am the one in total power. Not someone else. I remember my dear mother-in-law saying, "Oh, there's just a little sugar in the whole thing"!! It was always things like this that made me give in, but I've truly learned quite a bit over the years. I tell alot of people that diabetes runs in my family and i can't afford to keep gaining weight and they always get that right away! Thanks for reminding me about my very self being in control of every little bit that goes into my mouth! Like eating too much fat on my food tracker and everything else is great, even lower calories!!! I know I need to change! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOLIGHTLY344 2/14/2012 11:14PM

    You are my kind of person! And then a hug for those folks you are talking about.
But we all know that we want to be on the road to better health, stronger bodies and clothes in appropriate size (the size we choose to be).

Weak-willed or repairing a 'shut-off' valve that doesn't always work. I prefer to think I'm someone leaning toward improvement. emoticon

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GGMOM06 2/14/2012 12:04PM

    emoticon GUILTY AS CHARGED ! I do know the difference and chose which one i will be b4 i "eat,do or say it" emoticon emoticon DON'T GIVE UP ON US emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 2/13/2012 11:34AM

    Heck, why do you think I always come back the the SBD group? I know nobody's going to coddle me there, especially you and Kierae! I love this. I always appreciate everyone's time when they comment on a blog of mine, but there have been some blogs where I probably needed somebody to kick my butt instead of telling me it's, it isn't ok! I've been B****ing about this for how many years now? How many pounds have I gained in the interim? I don't know...about 30. At some point you have to stop making excuses. Don't get me wrong, I'm nowhere near there quite yet, but dammit, I'm trying! Thanks for always being REAL :)

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RONIE11 2/12/2012 11:01PM

    Its kinda funny because this last weekend was hubby's b-day and we had cake.. then he wants to celebrate Valentines and our anniversary this next weekend,, and I'm thinking.. gosh when can I start eating right for more than a week at a time... I promptly told myself.... anytime I feel like it... I have to admit we eat pretty darn good when we go out of town... we always take salads and veggie trays.. it the darn desert...LOL thanks for the blog... I'll be strong and its good to see someone else put it in print... By the way thanks for the compliments... they really mean a lot, I'll knit my sweater or poncho next.. still playing with the yarn...LOL

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DEE797 2/12/2012 2:48PM

    Definitely needed to read this today. Thanks for telling it like it is for many of us. YOU ROCK!

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ASTORRES1 2/12/2012 2:33PM

Even read some to my hubby~!~~~

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SPIRITSEEKER2 2/12/2012 1:09PM

    you are right -- good job, hopefully opened a few eyes... :0)

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ALLISON145 2/12/2012 11:02AM

    Oh yes, I've done every one of those things at some point. LOL! I think everyone needs to learn the hard way that making excuses isn't useful. Unfortunately I see a lot of folks that have been struggling a really long time and still haven't figured it out. It makes me sad. Honestly tough love doesn't work with them either... They just get defensive and angry. I hope that changes at some point but we can't make them change. It is very frustrating to watch though, and I'll admit I've removed a few friends over time that are too self destructive to watch.


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SUZYMOBILE 2/12/2012 10:47AM

    AMEN, sister!

Another whole set of excuses, which are likely to turn me into Sadistic Suzy, go like "I was in so much pain I couldn't do my 5-minute workout today and I had to take pain meds and sit under an electric blanket for the rest of the afternoon." What about your SparkFriends with RA who work out for two hours on the elliptical, or run marathons until their gnarled toes bleed, or (ahem) slave in the pole barn for half a day in subfreezing temperatures? What about them, huh? Why aren't THEY making excuses? Because they're WINNERS who are truly inspirational, that's why!

(Okay, I'm done now.)

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HEALTHY4ME 2/12/2012 10:23AM

    Where is the like button! LOL I was given a bottle of wine actually 2, that I took and don't want, so gave one to dd, and the other sits up opened and some day I may decide to open it, but not any time soon. Sorry bil but saying it was okay- good didn't mean I wanted a bottle. lol
I used to get frustrated and not want to make 2 meals or decided to he!! with it I will eat what he is. But since the new year, I have either made what I want or added a baked potato etc. for him, easy but not an entire diff meal.
HUGS and hope you continue to have a great weekend LOL

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FITB4-40 2/12/2012 10:20AM

    Tell it like it is! Sometime I find people are overly encouraging when they respond to blogs and in doing so, they allow the writer to make excuses or remain in denial. Sometimes you need to risk offending someone in order to be truly helpful. So I'm all for not sugarcoating our comments. And, we all know how bad sugar is for us! emoticon

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NORASPAT 2/12/2012 9:45AM

    I am so with TEDYBEAR2838, I too amm looking for the nice Morticia tomorrow.
I love you "M" Pat in Maine emoticon emoticonNO EXCUSES!!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/12/2012 8:15AM

    Thank you! Great reminder--of course, now I'm hoping I've been taking responsibility for me!!! LOL What you say is dead on--have a great Sunday!

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MELLABELLAS 2/12/2012 3:53AM

    Couldn't have said it better myself

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/12/2012 2:10AM

    Unfortunately emoticon you are right on with this one. I ate sweetened yams for years thinking my MIL cared. Then I became diabetic and decided they were not worth it. I don't like them. I don't eat them. Most people don't care if you eat the dessert. Only once when I threw away 1/2 a piece of pumpkin pie die the cook seem to care. It was yummy but I was satisfied. I told her so. I don't know that she believed me.

But, you are right whatever we it is our own responsibility.

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LHACKING13 2/12/2012 2:02AM

    Love this because it's so true and I'm guilty of it at times, something I've been working on not doing. Thanks for being brave enough to blog about it.

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CHRIS3874 2/12/2012 1:33AM

    You are right I should own my mistakes but bear in mind we are all imperfect humans. I have to realise for myself that this is a lifetime process and that I will not be perfect 100 per cent of the time that would be impossible - I have to be grateful to my higher power (Jesus Christ - no I am not swearing- sorry 14 years going to a 12 step program changes people) for what happens the efforts are mine, the results are HIS. I keep wondering what you did with Uncle Fester. BTW I used to work for the Meteorological Service of Canada - there is NO such thing as sleet - there is rain or snow or rain and snow mixed. Don't believe me look it up.

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KICK-SS 2/12/2012 1:32AM

    Your blogs and your posts are always inspiring to me. I think I can speak for a lot of others when I say you make us all feel like we're part of "the family" or the "circle of friends".

I learned many years ago that I can't blame anyone for my own poor choices when I make them. I do make poor choices on occasion, although I am getting a little better as I go along.

with age comes wisdom??????? emoticon At least that's what I've been told!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/12/2012 1:27AM

    emoticonToo true!

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SUSIEPH1 2/12/2012 12:51AM

    You are so right my friend and I have been saying more or less the same things to my teams.
We must take responsability for our own actions .. and we must stop making excuses.
No-one can do this for us ... only we can do this for ourselves ...
Hugs Susie
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CODEMAULER 2/12/2012 12:40AM

    You're the reason I get up and work out in the morning, darn you!!


Sometimes blames works, ya know.

I cannot say more without incriminating myself, but I've felt the need - lately - to remind people that the whole "everyone else is doing..." statement should be beyond them as adults.

Fight your own battles, win your own wars; everything else is fluffy sheepdom, following the crowd to your own self-loathing.

Then again, I'm usually marching the other way, no matter peer pressure or conventional wisdom. Thank goodness for that, else I never would have even glanced upon all the things that I can (and have) accomplished!

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WOWEETOO 2/11/2012 11:49PM

    maintaining my 273 pound weight loss for almost four years first time i've ever been small in my life
the lady mary
amen morticia!!!! emoticon

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KIERAE 2/11/2012 11:46PM

    Bahahaha so refreshing to not be the only one who reaches this point at times. The reality is it is a lifestyle choice and if you decide to eat whatever (I don't even like calling it cheating), then you deal with the possible ramifications from that. We have to learn how to deal with family/friends who may be "pushing" or encouraging food choices that aren't appropriate for us. We have to grow a set and learn how to deal with being surrounded by food and potential temptations and be able to say NO. For many of us, it is a life and death thing. We have to take a stand for our own health and what we put in our mouths. emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/11/2012 11:21PM

    I love you Morticia. You speak from the heart
and I hope that people take notice and own up
that we are responsible for our own actions.
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TEDYBEAR2838 2/11/2012 11:16PM


Unfortunately, making excuses is easier than facing the truth sometimes.

Eventually, we will all realize that at some point.

I think people don't realize it's a crutch, so I'll cut them some slack for
the time being. I'm looking forward to the Nice Morticia tomorrow ;)

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Friday It Is

Friday, February 10, 2012

Another wonderful pole barn laundry day. LOL. This one was especially dreamy as it was 33-38 degrees and snowing and sleeting most of the day. But we got er done for another week.

This afternoon my son and I went to look at hotels as he has a friend coming from another state for a week and the two of them and a couple of other close friends are going to a symphony concert in St. Louis.
I don't like motels and they freak me out. I never realized we had so many motels here. I am always paranoid about them. Looking for bed bugs and body fluids. One of the ones we went to was gross. Reeked of stale cigarettes. It was icky. We didn't look at some of them like the Thrifty Inn, Drury Inn, Days Inn, Motel 6 etc. We went to the Holiday Inn, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, etc. One of them was great - a suite at the Fairfield Marriott Inn and it was only $102 a day.

We stopped at Kmart and then went to the meat market. We got home shortly before my hubby did so we slung a meal together from what I could find in the fridge.

I helped hubby with some stuff to do with settling the estate today and he did some work on it too.

Our transplants are up in the green house.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/12/2012 9:08PM

    WOOHOO on the transplants growing in the greenhouse!!! Glad that you were able to find a nice hotel suite. Hope the estate will be settled soon and that you feeling better.

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DEE797 2/12/2012 2:52PM

    I've been in some motels/hotels like that. Glad you found a nice one.

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DOTSLADY 2/11/2012 5:24PM

    One of my best vacations was when we stayed at the nicest hotel. Ambience matters. LOL.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/11/2012 2:46PM

    I saw a tv special on bedbugs and it scared the crap out of me!
They said they can be in the classiest of hotels. They also are extremely hard to get rid of!!
I hope you found a bug free hotel/motel.

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ALASKASKY 2/11/2012 2:32PM

    It's a good idea to check them out because last year when my daughter booked us at an Extended Stay we thought we were in a nightmare. We pulled up and children were running around outside with no shoes on. At first I thought they were probably just having fun enjoy the summer. Once we got inside I asked to see a room, the guy showed us a model that looked beautiful. We got on the elevator and ran into all kinds of characters, including some scary looking teens and a woman with a dog. We were looking at each other like- What the...? We get into the room and it looks and smells disgusting. My kids were like there is no way we're sleeping on these beds. or sitting on the furniture. We were out of there so fast. Come to find out it was being used as a homeless shelter. He should have told me that when I was checking in.


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CONFUSEDBIRD 2/11/2012 1:06PM

    I have a friend who got bed bugs she brought home from a Sheraton. I donno if any place is really safe.

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JEANHOW 2/11/2012 10:00AM

    I know, I never realized how many hotels are around me either. I am also like you about renting a room. I always look to see what others have written about their stay there before I even THINK to rent from them. Had to do that last August when we went down to Ohio.

We're finishing our laundry up as well here. My mother in law lives with us, so we try to have it done so she can use it on Saturdays!

We got snow here as well. Where is this stuff coming from? OY!

Work has been keeping me busy, as has my stomach issues. Was in ER a few days ago, and yesterday had to have a Colonoscopy.

Hang in there. Glad you stopped by my page. I did another blog this morning.

HUGS & SPARKS! Keep up the GREAT work! *hugs*

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/11/2012 7:57AM

    Good idea to check out those places first! We've ended up in some places that I wouldn't take off my socks or get in the shower. YUK!!! Those things don't seem to bother hubby. His mantra is always: it's not that bad. Ahhh! My little optimist!!!
OK, GF!! Enough pole barn laundry! Would you please make a decision and get a washer and dryer??!! I will have to stop feeling sorry for you soon!
Love it that transplants are up!!!! Can spring be far behind???
I've had a rough couple of days. Can't shake the blues so I've spent way too much time with my butt glued in a chair. Just can't get moving right now. Gained 2 pounds. UGH!! I know this will pass.

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RONIE11 2/11/2012 12:31AM

    We have booked rooms online only to find that they were dumps.. we have also been nearly forced to stay in a dump one time.. it was so bad that we drove hour and a half maybe 2 hours.. to find a better room .. and we did and it was the same price..LOL the first place didn't even have private bathrooms.. you had to go outside and down a walk way to use the bathroom.. not me..LOL.. I hope you found a nice one.. I think the days inn group is a good one.. some are fair in price too..

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SUSIEPH1 2/10/2012 11:22PM

    Glad you found a nice Motel! and all the washing is done for another week ...
Hope you have a nice relaxing day ... hugs Susie
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CHRIS3874 2/10/2012 10:32PM

    TGIF its still Friday and I already managed to get into one argument without even trying - I think I feel a migraine coming on.

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NWGARDENGIRL 2/10/2012 10:14PM

    Hurray for Friday! I'm just so happy that it keeps coming around every week!
Yesterday I rolled out some black yard fabric and my son spread some gravel over it for me. Enough to get me started on my first new garden box. I had to move them last year and they were rotten on the bottoms. I need like a dump truck of gravel, bark and top soil within the next three months. I could just give up lawn in the back yard - would rather have pathways and raised beds of flowers and veggies. Maybe a little covered area for a comfy chair to read on those long summer days when I have nothing to do...Ha! Like that ever happens.
I'm going to the Northwest Garden Show tomorrow. Get's my creative juices flowing!

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NORASPAT 2/10/2012 9:56PM

    Great that the transplants are up. it is a good plan to do the suite that way it will be easier, not so in each others way. Good price too.
I posted a BLOG, I have a very old phot of my mother, I hope you can get to it. HUGS Pat in Maine.
I hope you are feeling better today, hope you can get a good nights sleep. Pat xoxo emoticon

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WOWEETOO 2/10/2012 9:53PM

    transplants in the greenhouse YEEHAW!!!!

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Stop Dragging My "Butt" Around

Thursday, February 09, 2012

We were supposed to have a rain/snow mix here Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. It did snow, I guess, from what the meteorologist said on the weather but the snow did not accumulate. It was wet Wednesday morning and only 32-33 degrees so things could have been better but there was no visible ice. We are entering a cold spell. Winter is not over.

Tuesday was the best day weather-wise we are to have for quite a while so I got out to all my shopping and errands done them. I picked up the mail, went to my Dish provider and paid my bill, got the newspapers for the last week, went to Casey's to buy a lottery ticket as my hubby wanted me to, went to Shoe Stop looking for some new tennis shoes but I'm too picky, went to the bank to report that I didn't get my checks and made my deposit, went to one of my favorite stores - Dish on The Square - that was closed for the day for some reason, went to Big Lots, to my husband's work to tell him our security surveillance system was needing some attention, went to the power co-op to pay the power bill, went to TSC, went to Kohl's, and then IGA, Kroger, Aldi, and Wal-mart to get groceries. I came home and my son was off for the day so he helped me put everything away and fix supper. I came home and did my chores. Baby is always waiting now for me to feed her.

I awakened at 4 on Wednesday and could not go back to sleep. I really wanted more sleep. I never want to get up any more like I use to. I used to spring out of bed. The bed feels wonderful and I want to stay. I don't feel well. My MRSA is back and for anyone who has ever had it chronically it's a big bummer. I always get it in the winter at some time. My back is trying to act up and my arthritis is bothering me. I'm achy and have malaise and fatigue. I'm tired. I have G.I. problems. A mild intermittent fever and feel chilly sometimes which is not typical for me. I have to push myself to do everything. My exercise and diet need improvement. I'm not enjoying my exercise and I really can't think of anything healthy I want to eat. I have tons of things I need to do and don't want to do them. Other than that I'm fine. LOL. I just need a good beating and I'm sure someone will give me one. LOL. I did manage to get my steps in and my chores done. It feels good to feed Baby. She is old and it's cold outside and she lays on her side in the yard. It makes me feel good to know I can afford to give her extra food.

Today I slept better and felt a little better. I put off eating and tried to eat healthier food. I made some cooked cabbage with turkey sausage in it and some fresh pineapple. Baby got to our spot really fast today to get her food. She is not messing around. It's really cold out there now and hope she is warm enough. My son got to work days today for a change - a rarity. He also went to taekwondo. Hubby and I went for a walk after he got off work. It was cold but nice to get outside.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/12/2012 9:01PM

    Praying for you and all...

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DOTSLADY 2/11/2012 5:19PM

    Baby is lucky to have you for sure. Pics? Have you ever posted a pic? Can't recollect.

I'm sorry for your troubles. It was on my mind for a long time to tell you about a probiotic study going on for treating MRSA, did I ever mention it? I listened to a blog talk radio interview with Krispan Sullivan (nutritionist who writes about vitamin D and lectins amongst other things) who said it's about trillions and trillions of probiotic, and in a nose spray I think. If I come across the link, I'll be sure to share. If you think about it, it's not a surprise it crops up in winter as that's when vitamin D is lowest and people don't eat as many probiotic foods preferring comfort sugary type products.

I could not sleep for the life of me night before last. I wondered if there was a full moon or something. Turned out it was TOM the next day - so maybe hormones need checking? Should have known as I broke out w/zits two days before. I just LOVE menopause! LOL. Anyway, just a thought.

Your din sounded delish. You keep taking your steps in the right direction and things'll turn around if they haven't already.

Give the hubster and son a hug cause it's the right thing to do.
emoticonto YOU.

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GOANNA2 2/10/2012 9:35PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I really admire you for
taking care of Baby. Poor Baby,but she has an angel
looking out for you. You are such a sweetie. You know,
I used to get up as soon as the light came in but now I
just can't get myself up as early.
Times are a-changing GF. Seems we are getting 'younger'
emoticonTake care of youself and I am realy happy
you have a wonderful son who helps you. I envy the walks.
Take care and enjoy the weekend. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 2/10/2012 6:43PM

    WOW you did lots, I don't think you didn't do much, but can relate with the not wanting to get up as early as I used to. We are supposed to get that weather this eve/tomorrow - ew.
I knocked off all the old tiles and drywall from around our tub today! Good workout and feels good to get a noticeable thing started in that bathroom. We are going to buy studs tomorrow as a sale starts sat till noon only!
Okay best go make a cup of tea!
Feel better soon, I feel better arthritis wise now that not eating grain, have pain but not the ache. anyway sure hope you feel better soon, perhaps it is just the winter even though it hasn't been bad.

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WOWEETOO 2/10/2012 3:29PM

    poor baby out there and no pack..thanks for being her pack for dog has an indoor pack me and i feel bad about making her do her thing outside when it is cold but she gets it done and is back inside superfast lol emoticon

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SPIRITSEEKER2 2/10/2012 2:57PM

    I hate when people treat their animals like that... thanks for caring for Baby...
sorry you feel so crappy..... I know those days when you have to keep pushing yourself to do things everyday.. had that for years , and it was my thyroid... they did not bother back then, when it was at the top but in range... sorry - off track...
Hope you feel better .. yes we are colder than we had been so far this winter.. I was wishing anyway that it would stay that way... Big Ole Hugs

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0309COOKIE 2/10/2012 1:02PM

    I bet you are the highlight of Baby's day! I thought she had at least a porch to sleep under with a roof. Poor thing. Well, you are her angel. Good for you.

I hope you get to feeling better soon. Let's pray that spring gets here soon. Enough of this cold weather.


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GIRANIMAL 2/10/2012 12:11PM

    I've said it before: Your one day sounds like a marathon weekend for me. And I am accused of being far too ambitious all the time. I can't imagine that kind of energy, let alone with what I know MRSA can do to you! Please take good care of yourself, my dear. emoticon Have a lovely, if wintry, weekend! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 2/10/2012 11:35AM

    I hope you are feeling better so you are able to keep up your normal pace!

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SUZYMOBILE 2/10/2012 9:24AM

    Oh honey! I wish I could make it all better. And a good beating is NOT the answer!

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SUNNY332 2/10/2012 9:01AM

    Hope you have a Fabulous Friday, my friend.

Thanks for you support and for your very kind words. It is a tough time but we will be OK.


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BETHGILLIGAN 2/10/2012 7:54AM

    Hey, GF! You have quite a list there!Maybe your body is telling you to slow down a bit and rest. I know you hate to do that but sometimes that's just what we need. (especially with yucky weather!) Don't keep trying to push yourself--I don't think you will feel better. Take a couple of days to just baby yourself---all those chores will still be there. You need to focus on you for a bit or you are going to feel worse! Love ya!! Feel better!!!!

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SHIRLEYX 2/10/2012 7:41AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon. The cold weather always does you in, so hopefully the cold spell will be a short one and you'll be walking in the sunshine again before too long.

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NORASPAT 2/9/2012 11:03PM

    Sorry it all comes at once. I guess your resistance is low. Sleep will likely help, I hop you are eating well. Since you grocery shopped I am sure you will be,
I walked indoors big time to a DVD never thought i would but ice is such a bummer for me. I am just a scaredy cat these days it really bugs me. I should be able to be braver than that.
Take care, hope the pains will go away , sorry MRSA is back, HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 2/9/2012 11:01PM

    Hi Tish !
You are one very busy lassie...
So sorry you are feeling so unwell I hope you are not sickening for something nasty ..

Glad you are feeding Baby a bit extra .. Poor doggie!! why doesn't she have a kennel or at least can sleep in the barn.
People shouldn't have animals if they are not prepared to look after them ..

Glad Ian helps you... most kids his age wouldn't bother, so you must have brought him up really well .
Hope tomorrow is a better day for you my friend .
Take Care ..
Love and Hugs Susie
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I had a really long blog I wrote early in the day and saved it and now I can't find it. I am so irritated. I am going to bed.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/10/2012 11:33AM

    That is soooo frustrating, and it looks like a lot of people do that!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/10/2012 1:08AM

    That happens to me also. When I find it, it no longer has any bearing on anything.

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CHRIS3874 2/9/2012 9:32PM

    I do that ALL the time - I commit something to memory and then promptly FORGET IT.

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SHIRLEYX 2/9/2012 8:21PM

    It'll show up sometime and when it does post the sucker! LOL

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GIRANIMAL 2/9/2012 2:44PM

    The worst! Thanks for trying to share, anyway. emoticon Get some rest!

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ALASKASKY 2/9/2012 1:28PM

    I hate that. emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/9/2012 10:12AM

    Maybe where you saved it will appear to you in a dream...

It's annoying to know that you saved something and then when you want to go back to it you can't find it. It happens to me with knitting patterns sometimes.

I hope you have a good day today.


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HEALTHY4ME 2/9/2012 9:39AM

    OH I hate that cos never can write it the same way and then doesn't come out the same. Oh well have as great day!! Enjoy!

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/9/2012 7:26AM

    Sorry!! How frustrating!!!

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FITANDFIFTY2 2/9/2012 12:33AM

    Oh I had that happen once.. ughhh!! I hope you have pleasant dreams Spark Friend!! Sleep well! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 2/8/2012 11:38PM

    How devastating !!.Have also done that !!

Hugs and Love Susie emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 2/8/2012 11:34PM

    Been there done that and it just does not make sense. What do i do wrong. I keep thin king there is another delete button. I explained to a new person how to use the nutrition tracker to add a recipe. You KNOW I am so long winded. I LOST THE LOT I do agree GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! for sure,

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HOWLERMOM 2/8/2012 11:30PM

    Dang! Too bad and how frustrating!

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PIXIESTIX6669 2/8/2012 11:09PM

    Sleep well! emoticon

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ALLISON145 2/8/2012 11:02PM

    Shucks! That sucks!

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