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Monday, April 19, 2010

Want to first thank everyone for their prayers. Angelina is doing good. She told me this has been a big eye opening. She said she felt a little bad as she has had her whole family supporting her and many there have no one. She also has seen people who have much more sorrow than her. I am sure she is going to be fine. I think this was a good thing that happened and have thought that from the beginning. Now she will get help coping with stress and her other problems. She is a wonderful loving young woman and she is so much stronger than she knows. I am very proud of her. She told me awhile ago she was dying for a coke and a hamburger. I promised her we would grill her the best hamburger ever when she comes home.
Today will be the first time I have gone over my calories. I haven't completed adding them up but I am over. But this is first time in over a week. I have done well.
We finally got Bill's van back. Now I can have my car back.
I am way behind in my emails so it may take me some time to get caught up.
I did get a big pot of soup made.I am not sure what spice I used but something gave it some real zip.In fact I had to add an extra can of broth as it was too zippy. Bill is now getting into my soup. But he mostly likes the broth. He won't eat the squash or the chinese corn so he picks that out. LOL But he has had about 4 cups of it today.
Here are some pictures of my visitor today.You are going to get tired of butterflies. Oh I do have one small tomato that is started to turn red. emoticon
Hope you are all doing good. I am tired so hopefully I will take myself to bed early tonight.

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KATIE233 4/20/2010 2:21PM

    hi Eleni, i,m glad everything is ok. love the pictures of the butterfly. they are pretty. i don,t see to many here.take care and have a wonderful day. i was outside cutting the dead stuff off the peonies and the roses so they will be better when they go.well i see i have red tulips and the dandlions are starting to pop up . next week i guess i,ll be doing the grass. emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 4/20/2010 12:29PM

    It is in the valleys that we grow and learn the skills we need to cope. It is exciting to hear Angel wants a burger and coke. That means she is getting back to life. She has a great support team in her family and with that and her new found sense of others she will succeed. The grass always looks greener on the other side but usually isn't. It is just the shades on our eyes. Enjoy that burger tonight and don't stress about your calories.

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DIASTER 4/20/2010 12:00PM

  Will never tire of your beautiful nature pictures, especially the butterflies.
Thrilled to hear that Angel is doing so well, and what a great family to all surround her with love and caring at this time. Isn't it strange what odd things can pull us all together? Bless you all.

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MPARKER67 4/20/2010 11:09AM

    I don't think I could ever tire of butterflies.
I am so glad Angelina is doing better. I hope she realizes how lucky she is and remembers it always.

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LYNNDE 4/20/2010 10:02AM

    Beautiful butterfly pictures!! You should seriously think about nature photography....these are wonderful! I love butterflys especially, and this summer would love to go to Mackinac Island and visit the Butterfly House.

My Dad use to drink a lot of broth, he drank it instead of coffee!! lol

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FLORIDASUN 4/20/2010 8:02AM

    Hey sweet friend! I'm SO happy that Angel now sees that suffering is a world wide thing! I'm also SO happy that she has such a loving family and she is appreciating the love and support you give to her! There is NOTHING better in the world than family and especially a supportive one! I knew that our prayers would work..they always do!

I love your butterflys and I'll NEVER get tired of seeing them! What is Angel's most favorite thing? I was thinking of making her a little Angel type necklace or bracelet so that every time she see's it she will remember that she has Angels with her ALWAYS...and her BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST angel is her mother...oh..oh..maybe she might like something with a butterfly to remind her of her beautiful butterfly of a mom...just let me know and Spark mail me your address...I know you said that your zipcode was wrong on your return address label...I'll put something together and zip it to you for Angel! I would love to do this! emoticon emoticonfrom my heart to hers! emoticon

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MZLADY77 4/19/2010 10:36PM

    Nice pictures!

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FEISTYMAMA 4/19/2010 9:53PM

    It's so good to hear Angel is doing better. That's great news!! I don't blame the dear for wanting a burger. I can't stand hospital food. All of it tastes nasty.

You've done great with your calories with the stress. You should be proud of yourself!

Your pictures are great. I really like the last one.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

It is has for be to believe but I still haven't binged nor exceeded my calories the last few days. I have planned my meals so I could have some comfort foods.
They finally moved Angel to a mental Health facility about an hour ago. Not knowing what the place was like was putting added stress on her. But It is a nice place and she will be allowed to talk to family by phone.She can have her own clothes and can smoke. She can even have visitors once a day for 1 hour. It was a nightmare getting the medical hospital to do what they should.It took the medical doc and Rebekah raising you know what to get them to get things done . So now we can all relax some. Hopefully she will go home a a couple of days. Rebekah and Heather really took care of her.
We rented the movie "Old Dogs".You have to see it. There is one part that was so funny Bill and I were laughing so hard we couldn't stop and could barely breathe.
My weigh in was yesterday and I lost 1#. I thought it would be more but I am happy with that.
It has been a very rainy dreary day here today.But the sun should be back tomorrow
Here is a picture of my Brianna and Angelina

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LYNNDE 4/20/2010 9:58AM

    Woo Hoo! You are staying on track, and that is "success!" emoticon Glad to hear your daughter Angel is doing well. I am sure that relieves some of the stress for you. emoticon

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RURAL3 4/19/2010 2:49PM

    I am so proud of you. You are doing well under the stress. You all come to mind during my day and I pray for you. God is in control. Let's leave it there. You are very blessed to have Heather and Rebekah to intervene.

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MDMNINA 4/19/2010 12:45PM

    A loss is a loss. And it was an entire pound!!

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POKER1990 4/19/2010 10:40AM

    love you picture you look so cute with your family hope your ok have a great day

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GETFITTER7 4/19/2010 12:33AM

    You are doing great with the planning for meals. It does make it easier when you allow for the comfort foods. It is like you can have your cake and eat it too...(sorry for the pun)...
Your girls are beautiful. I am glad that things are getting better and less stressful.
I haven't seen "Old Dogs", but I'll have to remember it.
Hope you have a nice night... emoticon

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BORROWEDANGEL1 4/18/2010 10:56PM

    I'm so glad you are doing ok, and keeping the stress down with your comfort foods.. it's allowed in a situation like you've just come through..

So glad to hear that Angel is better and being taken good care of.. what a relief for you and Brianna..

Sorry I was late with email.. but happy to see that all is better today..

Rest, laugh, and get unstressed Ladybug, and know that YOU and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers..

Love you, emoticon
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WHOAMOMMA 4/18/2010 7:43PM

    Glad Rebekah raised caine and able to get things done. Angel is in a safe place and they allow her to have some comforts and contact.

Take care and watch more funny movies.


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FEISTYMAMA 4/18/2010 7:40PM

    It's so easy to binge when we're stressed. You're doing great!!

Good to hear Angel is getting the help she needs. I'm sure it's a relief to everybody that the hospital is nice.

Have a great night. emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 4/18/2010 7:36PM

    Hope the new hosp. is a nice place and you can watch some good tv tonight and relax.
Congrats on the #1 pound loss and no binging. Especially with the last few days you've had. Glad you could watch a funny movie, too. I'm going to order it on Netflix now.
emoticonEnjoy the rest of your evening...good tv night.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

We are hanging there but it is a stressful time for us now. We rented a couple of comedies to watch to try to relax tonight.
Amazingly I am doing good with my eating and still have not exceeded my range yet. I was expecting a big loss but it wasn't to be.But I did lose 1# and I am happy with any loss.
Here are some pics I took a few minutes ago. If frogs bother you don't look. I will put the frog last. He is one very ugly one too.

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RURAL3 4/18/2010 4:38PM

    I hope those comedies helped destress you for a time. Nice flowers but OH that frog.

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DICHTAS 4/18/2010 10:42AM

  The frog will get your butterflys..
I have a capsnun orchid too. I have had it for several years. It is blooming good this year.. In fact all the flowers are doing better. They say because of the cold winter we had..

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LYNNDE 4/18/2010 6:55AM

    As always, loved your pics! The flowers are beautiful! that one of those frogs that turn into a prince if you kiss it? I want to meet my prince charming. emoticon

Great work with the eating. Have an awesome day!! emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 4/17/2010 10:19PM

    I still haven't figured out exactly what wonderful thing a frog does. I'm sure it's important, but what?
Glad your day has been quiet. emoticon

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    Beautiful flowers! Love them!

Kinda like the frog too :)

Keep hanging in there!

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FEISTYMAMA 4/17/2010 8:51PM

    I hope Angel is doing better. Good idea to rent some comedies to get your mind off it for a while. Even with all the stress the last few days you still lost weight, that's great!!!! I'm thinking of you guys! emoticon

Your flower pictures are beautiful. I really like the yellow flower in the 2nd picture. I like your little visitor too, he's cute. Much better than lizards! We have toads in our yard when it gets warmer. Jason has a bucket for toads for when he mows the lawn. They jump out and he grabs them, puts them in the bucket, and releases them when he's done mowing the lawn. Alex loves it.

I hope you can relax tonight and get some rest.

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Angel is doing much better

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just wanted to let everyone know Angel is better and is being well taken care of. Her sister Rebekah has been with her most of the day and her other sister Heather is now there. Brianna is also ok as she knows her Mom will get help she needs.
I am ok.Tired and stressed but I will be fine. I did take a nap and that helped a lot. I have always said being a mother is the hardest job in the world. I have talked to Angel twice today .She doesn't have a phone but I called Rebekah's cell and could talk to her. I told her that there were people all over the world praying for her and she liked that. Once the medical doc release her she will have no contact with anyone for 2 days. As hard as this has been it is a blessing as it will have a happy ending.
Thank you for the prayers and spark messages. I have read each one and I am so blessed. I am thanking you here now and will get back to you maybe tomorrow.
Angel is a survivor like her Mother and she will be fine.She is so much stronger than she think. She knows she has a family that loves her very much and she will get thru this.
Thanks again my dear friends.

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DMLADKINS 4/18/2010 1:11PM

    I know how hard this is for your family. I am glad Angel knows we are holding her in prayer and that you all believe that healing will take place. It will.

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LYNNDE 4/17/2010 5:15AM

    emoticon Happy to hear your Angel is doing better.

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NANCYRUBIO 4/17/2010 12:29AM

    We never realize our own strength until it is tested.

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2BFREE2LIVE 4/16/2010 11:31PM

    Please get your rest now. I am so glad she is going to get the help she needs. Rest up so you can have a nice visit with her when she comes to see you. Hugs. Sandy

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RURAL3 4/16/2010 8:36PM

    emoticon Rest and leave it in God's hands. I know its easy to say and hard to do but it's The best place to be.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Today has been a lazy day for me.But then most of my days are.
I took a late nap and decided when I got up that I didn't want to cook tonight. So hubby was in charge. He brought home sandwiches. He usually gets them at subway but he got it at Publix. He forgot to tell them no mayo. They had a ton on it. I scraped about 2 tablespoons off. I only use mustard on my sandwiches. I feel in love with the Grey Poupon deli with horseradish in it. So supper was nice and easy. He id get himself some baked beans and potato salad.I took a tablespoon of each just for a taste.
Bill hasn't got the controls right on extra fridge yet. He took out his leftover crock pot stuff and it was frozen. I just laugh at him. he is turning the dial down. By locking down his leftovers I have saved myself a bunch of calories. If they had went in our main fridge I would have gotten into it. I don't have will power and I know it.Why stress myself out. Some can do it.Bill is amazing at food will power.But I am not and I know.
I am doing good at night.Still eating a little more than I want but not going over my calories. I have a new supply of tomatos and cucumbers so I have low cal snack for later.
Speaking of tomatoes. It looks like we are actually going to have tomatoes grow this time. The plants are looking good.Especially Bill's.
I did get my exercises done.Skipped zookinesis as back is hurting a little. But I still got about 30 minutes done. I did do extra yesterday.That may be why back is sore.
My grand daughter came by with her boyfriend last night and that was nice. She even brought me some baklava but I can't stand it..She asked me what kind of Greek was I.I told her I was one that did not like baklava.Bill loves it so she left it for him. I am not crazy about honey and this stuff is dripping with honey. Bill liked it.LOL
Ok nothing much going on. No more hummingbirds but the butterflies are back.
This bug stuck his head out to see what is going on
And I will leave you with this picture of Landon. What a little stinker.I named this picture ATTITUDE I printed it out and put it on computer.Can't help but smile when I look at it. He is going to be a handful.

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DICHTAS 4/16/2010 10:48AM

  Your bug looks like a lizard.. Frankly I like them. They eat the bugs I don't like .
It is so nice you can see your G/babies often. Mine live too far and grow up before I know it..
Have a Great Week.. Joanne

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LYNNDE 4/16/2010 9:16AM

    Okay....what is baklava??

I peeled some cucmbers last night, so I can have some today for my midafternoon snack....Yum!! I am anxious to have some fresh tomatoes, since they are so darn expensive in the stores right now.

Loved the pictures, and Landon is adorable...reminds me of my Chelsea when se was that still at 20 years old, she's a little spitfire!!

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TILLIEBEE 4/16/2010 8:23AM

    Maybe the baklava would attract hummingbirds.
Landon is adorable. He is so darn cute.

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RURAL3 4/15/2010 11:10PM

    I am not fond of Baklava either. You are right. dripping with honey and way too sweet. Good thing you don't like it or it would have sabatoged you last night. Can't wait to get fresh veggies here. I like your new Eleni. She is more you.

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GETFITTER7 4/15/2010 10:57PM

    The thought of fresh vegetables sounds sooooo good. I miss not having homegrown veggies. I used to garden, but the critters got in the way after I moved more out in the country. Sounds like you are keeping yourself in check...great job!!
Landon's picture makes me smile too. They sure do make a bad day change to a good one and come up with the cutest ways of expression.
Have a great day! Well, change that to night emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 4/15/2010 8:05PM

    Landon is too cute!!! He's getting so big.

Cucumbers are so good!!! Of course right now I'm drowning them in salt. Potato salad is yummy too!!! I try to stay away from it.

Have a great night!

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