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On Plan

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The high school called this morning at 6:08 for my son to sub so I got up and got busy. I made breakfast, got dressed, and quickly did my indoor and outdoor chores. I made a grocery list and was out of the house really early to do my errands. I went to the post office, paid the water bill, went to the newspaper office, the bank, and 3 grocery stores. I made it home by 12:30 P.M. and put it all away before making supper. I was ahead on exercise all day long too. Ate okay as well.

  
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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/3/2009 7:01PM

    You go girl! Take time 4 tea! I am smiling at all the stuff you accomplished! You r a super woman! emoticon

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SLCB1023 12/2/2009 9:25PM

    Sometimes there are advantages to getting up early and an early start on your day of chores. I bet you felt great getting all that done so quickly!! emoticon

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SPIRITSEEKER2 12/2/2009 9:11PM

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LUVSBULLDOGS 12/2/2009 3:53PM

    Congratulations on a great productive on program day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WISEWIFE 12/2/2009 12:39PM

    Good job! I love it when things go well like that!
Hugs,
WW

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MARIADALE 12/2/2009 9:03AM

    I hate those early morning calls.

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CODEMAULER 12/1/2009 10:29PM

    I love busy, productive days!!

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MYRENAISSANCE09 12/1/2009 9:52PM

  Sounds like you had a great day! emoticon

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SPARKNMOM 12/1/2009 9:45PM

    Sounds like a great day : ) My day was pretty rough at school, but tomorrow I shall start anew with a smile!!

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SUZYMOBILE 12/1/2009 9:39PM

    What are the indoor and outdoor chores? Just curious about the self-sufficient life in a cabin!

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/1/2009 9:37PM

    Being busy really helps in so many ways.

I'm thinking you didn't have a lot of time to eat or think about eating.
Looks like you had a great day!

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LLTS01 12/1/2009 9:21PM

    Busy, busy, busy. What was for dinner today?

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HOLLY_LONDON 12/1/2009 9:17PM

    you did more today than i usually do all week! good for you!

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MA2DAPPLES 12/1/2009 9:13PM

    Sounds like an energetic day! Good for you.

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Still working on Thanksgiving Leftovers - lol

Monday, November 30, 2009

Today was sunny by rather chilly. The temps were in the upper 30 and lower 40's for much of the day and there was a gentle breeze which made things seem cooler. At noon it wasn't too bad outside so I did most of my outdoor chores then.

My husband returned to work after being off for 5 days. My son didn't get called to work so he got a hair cut and washed his truck.

I ate on plan but was behind on my exercise most of the day and was always playing catch up. I hope to do better tomorrow at keeping up so I don't have to do too much as one time.

I used the crock pot and made some turkey vegetable soup with navy beans and barley added as there was only about a cup of turkey left. I wasn't much in the mood for it when I started it but later it started to smell really good and I tasted it and was hooked. We had some raspberries and pickled cucumbers for supper too.

  
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BLAZINGSWORD 12/2/2009 3:04PM

    I love using leftovers for soup! Whatever is leftover in the frig generally goes into my soups along with spices, rice, noodles, whatever I have. And like you, it smells so good you can't help but love it!!! emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 12/1/2009 8:58PM

    Sounds like u are making great use of your leftovers! I have never thought of making turkey soup, thats a really good idea.

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SPIRITSEEKER2 12/1/2009 6:56PM

   

sounds nice to have hubby home for a long while. You soup sounds fabulous

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MARIADALE 12/1/2009 2:56PM

    The soup sounds good.

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LLTS01 12/1/2009 10:39AM

    To me beans and barley are the ultimate combination. Throw in some chopped spinach and I am hooked.
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TEDYBEAR2838 12/1/2009 8:44AM

    Ah, didnt' think about beans in the soup, much better than noodles. I already loaded it up with veggies though. I'm going easy on the noodle part, too many empty calories. Maybe some kidney beans? What do you think? Can I still use the beans since I have it really loaded down with veggies?

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SUZYMOBILE 12/1/2009 7:06AM

    Yummy! That's one drawback to bringing Thanksgiving dinner to somebody else's house--no turkey soup after!

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KALISWALKER 12/1/2009 12:48AM

    I love soup! It's wonderful to smell it as it simmers away. You did well if you only had a cup of turkey left for the soup.

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JUNEBUG1944 11/30/2009 11:15PM

    Mmmmmm, yum! Your soup sounds delicious. Please send me some! As for your temps...brrrrrrr. After living in the South for almost 9 years, I can't stand to be cold. If I even watch snow on TV, I get cold! emoticon

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ETHEL_MERMAID 11/30/2009 11:12PM

    We'll be getting those chillier temps down here toward the latter part of this week... Guess it's that time of year again!

Say...have another ladle of that deeeelicious-sounding turkey/navy bean/barley soup on hand for me? I'd be a willing taker! That sounds like such a comforting - and healthy! - combination!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/30/2009 10:26PM

    We had chicken, vegs and potatoes for dinner. Dh wanted chicken, think he's tired of turkey.

I'm going swimming in a few minutes. It is about long enough since dinner.

I sent your sister a recipe for homemade laundry soap. It's cheap and goes a long ways. Hope she likes it.

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SPARKNMOM 11/30/2009 10:06PM

    Sounds like our weather here in Ohio. It got pretty chilly tonight! I'm ready to cozy up under my sheets here shortly...I'm cold!!

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MYRENAISSANCE09 11/30/2009 10:02PM

  Mmm, your soup sounds really good! I love the way soup smells when it is cooking... emoticon

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The End of the Thanksgiving vacation

Sunday, November 29, 2009

It was much cooler today and gloomy. It sprinkled a little. We went for a couple of hikes and didn't get wet though.

We finished the last of the thanksgiving leftovers except for some pumpkin mousse. I made the meal as healthy as possible but assumed that the meal was still a little calorie laden but when I added the numbers up it really wasn't. I did better than I thought.

We got the flower pots put up so we are getting closer to being ready for winter now. Just a few odds and ends left to do.

  
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LLTS01 11/30/2009 8:13PM

    Let the hibernation begin. Of course after your 3 daily hikes. emoticon

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FTLSWEETIE 11/30/2009 3:28PM

    It was nice and cool here in South Florida all weekend long! After pouring down rain on Wednesday of last week, it cleared up on Thanksgiving leaving us with cooler weather for the weekend. I had the windows and screen door open the whole time and enjoyed the fresh air instead of air conditioning. Of course, my chihuahuas wanted to bark at everyone that walked by but what's a little noise in a quiet neighborhood, huh? LOL...

I'm glad you made a lot of good choices for Thanksgiving. I did the same since I cooked 80% of the Thanksgiving meal at my best friends house. The turkey was the best one I've ever made...so juicy and tender:-) I wish we had the same changes in the seasons here as you do...but the one thing that I do love about Florida is the winter time. Hugs:-)

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/30/2009 1:58PM

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The weather is cooler in ID than it is at home in WA. We will be climatized by the time we get back home.

Have a great day.

Your blog reminds me of the work we have waiting at home. It will get done eventually. Travel while we can. emoticon

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CANDICANE32 11/30/2009 11:55AM

    great job on preparing a healthy meal.

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MARIADALE 11/30/2009 10:35AM

    Snow on the ground here this morning... no more cruise sun and sand for me

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 11/30/2009 8:55AM

    Yea, I think old man winter is coming in to stay this time.

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DESERT_BIRD 11/30/2009 8:45AM

    That's great that you were able to make a healthy Thanksgiving meal! Pumpkin mousse sounds yummy!

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KALISWALKER 11/30/2009 2:28AM

    You are well prepared for winter!

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LADYIRIS313 11/29/2009 11:21PM

    You've done so well! I am impressed about the exercising. We went out of town and it stormed and was bitter cold I didn't make it outside except for a walk through town on Sunday morning. I wanted to do more, but I just couldn't face the wind and rain. Its great that your eating went well. I 'think' mine did, but I'm not entirely sure. Our at-home Thanksgiving was fine, but out of town we ate at small restaurants with no nutritionals. Since we were talking & visiting, I just stopped eating when I was full and covered my plate. I didn't even think about it but friends mentioned it .. "do you want to leave that?" I replied that I did... after all, I was full. That surprised even me!

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ETHEL_MERMAID 11/29/2009 11:07PM

    I always enjoy hearing what's going on in the Morticia household, especially as you all burrow in for late fall now. Mmmm...pumpkin mousse! I love this time of year :)

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HOLLY_LONDON 11/29/2009 10:12PM

    healthy thanksgiving is my dream! instead I just skipped leftovers but so begrudgingly! next year I am making my own thanksgiving dinner and eating all that i want! healthy of course, and probably not all that i want, but maybe all that I need! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and weekend!

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 11/29/2009 9:53PM

    That is great. I know that this is a hard time of the year for everyone to stay on track. Keep up the good work.

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SPARKNMOM 11/29/2009 9:52PM

    WTG w/ the healthy Thanksgiving!! Mine was...not quite so healthy and my scales reflected that fact LOL!! I really kicked hiney in the house during Thanksgiving break. The house is decorated for Christmas and I've decluttered a couple of the kids' spaces that were out of control!! Ahhh.....feels good. I ask my kids every night what their favorite part of the day is....my 9yo daughter said "cleaning". Yup...that's my girl LOL!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/29/2009 9:39PM

    I think that sometimes i've eaten too much also and am surprised to find it wasn't. I pretty much am used to how much to eat, but I ALWAYS write it down, just to be sure. I want to try to eat a few days on the Low side of my calorie allowance. It seems I'm always at the top. But I do walk a lot so far it's been ok.

Have a great week.

Join me on the wonderful journey to a HEALTHY 2010 !

TODAY I HAD A PLAN & I STUCK TO IT!

WE WILL DO THIS!

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Great Day

Saturday, November 28, 2009

What a fantastic day!! The weather was wonderful. Sunny and warm.

I had a lot of chores to do but rushed through them so I could spend as much time as possible outside.

Hubby and I went for two long hikes. We saw several deer and watched the squirrels play and the bird gathering at the feeders. We used both of our swings and sat on the bench by the garden too.

I cleaned out the last annual bed and we dumped the dirt out of all the flower pots, washed them out, and left them to dry overnight.

  
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CODEMAULER 11/29/2009 9:04PM

    Productive AND fun; those are the best days, aren't they?!

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SLCB1023 11/29/2009 8:42PM

    Definitely sounds like a great day!!! I love walking in the woods. emoticon

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LLTS01 11/29/2009 6:24PM

    It really was a beautiful day. I went for a run and just enjoyed the sunshine.

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SPIRITSEEKER2 11/29/2009 5:31PM

    what a wonderful day

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/29/2009 4:14PM

    WOw, you were so busy and also had a good day, walking, seeing nature at it's best.

I'm happy for you.

Join me on the wonderful journey to a HEALTHY 2010 !

TODAY I HAD A PLAN & I STUCK TO IT!

WE CAN DO THIS!

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SCHWIGS 11/29/2009 1:51PM

    Just love getting my exercise in a fun way and outdoors is my favorite too! emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 11/29/2009 9:47AM

    Sounds wonderful! Conversely, when Bill and I went for a walk this morning and I looked for the deer in their usual meadow, we could hear gunshots in the distance. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 11/29/2009 9:20AM

    Glad you got the good day I sent you...lol! I'm trying to send you another! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESERT_BIRD 11/29/2009 7:49AM

    Great! I assume they were LIVE deer that you saw! What a lovely day for you... and as always, very productive too!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/28/2009 11:52PM

    Sounds like a beautiful productive day.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 11/28/2009 11:10PM

    Definitely a great day.

ttyl

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SPARKNMOM 11/28/2009 10:58PM

    A great day, indeed!! :)

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GDY2SHUZ 11/28/2009 10:51PM

    Sounds quite a nice and successful day. I like that you got some yard work done too.

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Quiet Day

Friday, November 27, 2009

Every day is the same these days - sleeping in, making breakfast, going for long hikes with hubby. We ate leftovers and only left the house to buy some suet and bird seed on sale at Tractor Supply.

We did have our first hard freeze last night and my impatiens got bit. Today was sunny and 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. We saw 5 or 6 deer yesterday so they aren't all dead yet.


  
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SPIRITSEEKER2 11/28/2009 7:51PM

   
Glad you are having a relaxing holiday weekend.. and still have some deer.

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    Fun isn't it just hanging out sometimes. emoticon

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    Did you get a good bargain on the suet! Afterall, everyone has sales! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/28/2009 3:18PM

    Be thankful that you don't have to go out unless you want to. :)

TODAY I HAD A PLAN & I STUCK TO IT!

WE CAN DO THIS!

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BLAZINGSWORD 11/28/2009 12:33PM

    It's been like 42 in northern Florida which is colder than I expected it to be.

FSU, the Gators are playing a really big game today. Hopefully we'll be able to watch it.
Daughter & SIL are hoping that the team will make it to the top final 4 for the playoff. We shall see.

In the meantime, we ate at "The Swamp" restaurant. For game days, they have almost like limited appetizers, burgers, some wraps, and alcoholic drinks that run $9.99, the big kind. But they also serve gator bites. Daughter said she was going to get me some but I said no thanks! I don't eat reptile meat! Yes, it's actually gator meat.

Anyway, at least the weather is clear now that the rain subsided the day before Thanksgiving. The temps have been running in the low 40s to low 60s.

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DOTSLADY 11/28/2009 11:32AM

    I'm trying to get back into the swing o'SPland; haven't been keeping up, but I'm glad to read the deer aren't dead...yet? I picked up 5 more flats of pansies for $5 ea on clearance, and 500! daffodils. I'm in a race to beat the temperatures to get them planted. YaY for sleeping in!
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SIMPLE_TAILOR 11/28/2009 8:35AM

    I don't think we will ever get rid of every one of them.

I am just glad there are less of them on the road so I don't have to worry so much.

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SPARKNMOM 11/27/2009 11:45PM

    Oh, yes...the leftovers! Hopefully mine will be gone soon - and not because *I* ate them all!!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/27/2009 11:35PM

    In ID, but have computer service. Went to the next building for ice and there is heavy frost on the cars. We had a killing frost at home around October 5. We picked all the tomatoes on October 2 when we were home and it froze shortly after. We had tomatoes all month. I just started buying them.

We haven't seen any deer yet, but there is a herd of elk here. I could hear the coyotes yipping. We've seen moose, also. Not this time yet. emoticon

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LLTS01 11/27/2009 11:16PM

    No freeze here yet. My geraniums are still blooming but I am sure they will die any minute. It's getting colder and colder herejavascript:%20void(0);.

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