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Friday, May 28, 2010

I am so glad Bill had to work today as I did not feel like going to grocery store. Just feel yucky all the time instead of most of the time.
I have done well with eating. I will have another loss tomorrow but some of it is fluid loss. If fluid doesn't come back too bad I should have a real loss next week.
I didn't feel like cooking so it was subway tonight. I was going to use my new mandolin to make some fires but it made them too thin. So I cut them by hand and baked a few fries to go with sandwich. Not as good as fried french fries but close. Saved part of my sandwich for later.
On one of my sleepless nights I started watching the Home Shopping Channel. They had a mandolin that would make thick slices etc.Even tho I have a mandolin this looked like it would work better. It will make the size slices I want but the rest of it is just useless to me.It was suppose to make thick french fry slices. It doesn't.
When I looked out the window this morning I saw the little cactus I showed you yesterday now has 2 blooms with more to come

Then I noticed that I had my first bloom on the new gardenia plant
And I am not sure if I showed you this mockingbird.He looked like he was eating the blooms but I think he spied a bug on them
I did sleep much better last night.But can't seem to get rested. I usually have 3 or 4 hours where I feel ok but not lately.
Ok I have to make up my meds tonight so I better go get started.It takes forever. Bill has been helping by putting all the potassium pills in the baggies and that saves me a lot of time.
Hope you had a good day and that you have a great weekend.

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TIGGIEST 6/3/2010 2:08PM

    Hi Eleni, your cactus looks like a child sitting down -- cute! I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm thinking that as the weight comes off, you will feel better and better. I hope so. I was very inspired by your video blog about how you count your calories. I'm going to set up a little station like that at home too. Have a great day. emoticon

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REXTINE1 5/29/2010 5:55PM

    I like your blooms too, and the mockingbird is an extra treat. It looks as if he posed for you. emoticon

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KATIE233 5/29/2010 12:20PM

    Hi Eleni, your cactus looks good. sub sounds good i like pitas or wraps. i,m into making this on a bun cajan chicken slices with tomatoes and cucumbers with ranch dressing and pepper it taste so good.i usely have lettuce but i forgot to put it,s sunny here but we have a little cool breeze that feels good.i guess i,ll be cutting the grass tonight when the sun goes down.tomorrow i,ll be digging the front flower bed for getting ready for the flowers that we will get soon. take care and have a great day. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 5/28/2010 8:29PM

    Subway sounds good. I haven't had it in over 6 months. What do you usually get?

I bought something from an infomercial once and told myself I'd never buy anything from TV again. The stuff is usually a big disappointment.

You should have a "med making party" and invite Angel & Brianna over to help. emoticon

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THIAGRAM 5/28/2010 7:41PM

  I love your beautiful pictures! I don't think I have ever seen cactus blooms or such an awesome gardenia like that except in pictures! How nice to have them right there in your own yard! They are very beautiful! Sure hope you can get your sleep. I have had problems with getting sleep. but I am learning to get back to sleep. Sometimes I lay there awake and wonder if that is something you can learn. But I haven't figured it out yet! Thanks for sharing your pictures and blog!


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Not much going on. I did sleep just a tab better. Did get up and read during the night but still better. One good thing is the fluid is doing great. But that never lasts long so I will enjoy it for now.
I did get some good photos from the patio a few minutes ago. The dragonflies must like this weather

Then I saw one of my latest cactus has one bloom and more coming.

Here are the two orchids that are now completely bloomed
And here is my big boy starting to get buds.There are some showing on right and in back on left.There will be more as it is just starting

This guy just now dropped by

It is a very sunny hot day here.Very hot.
I am still not back to exercising but hopefully I will feel well enough to soon. Angel and Brianna were so helpful yesterday. They did several extra things because I was not feeling well.
Altho I haven't been watching American Idol I did watch the finale and it was a great show. I wanted Momma Sox to win but both were good and seem like good kids. She will still have a great career. I thought Simon gave a nice speech. Paula was as ditsy as ever.
Ok Hope you enjoy the pics. Have a wonderful day.

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LYNNDE 5/31/2010 12:06PM

    I love the orchids emoticon

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THIAGRAM 5/28/2010 9:50AM

  Wow! These are awesome pictures! Glad you got a tad bit better sleep. Thanks for sharing!

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FEISTYMAMA 5/27/2010 7:17PM

    Those are cool pictures of the dragonfly. I don't see many around here but when I so see them they don't stop long enough for me to really look at them. I can't believe the chunks missing out of the wings on the 3rd picture down. I'm surprised it can still fly.

The bloom on your cactus is pretty. Mine are still alive, which is surprising.

I haven't watched American Idol yet. I was at Sam's concert last night so I DVR'd it. I think we're going to watch it tonight. I'm more interested to watch because it was Simon's last show. I'm going to miss him.

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BIBLIOMANE40 5/27/2010 5:13PM

    I enjoy looking at your pictures. We just had a dragonfly fly right into our patio door -- he was stunned, but was able to fly away! lol

I didn't watch AI either, but watched the finale. I too wanted the girl to win - but you are right, she will have a great career!


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JOANOFSPARK 5/27/2010 4:58PM

    love the pics .....and glad you are feeling a little better. Every day is a new day and we just have to take it as it comes, but with a positive spirit and attitude, we can make it...which you have. You are emoticon


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SUNSHINEGB 5/27/2010 4:36PM

    Loved these photos! And the one cactus is so cute ... looks like it is sitting down!

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TILLIEBEE 5/27/2010 2:08PM

    I've been thinking about you today hoping you are doing better. Love the dragonfly pictures....but not the real ones when they come around.
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KATIE233 5/27/2010 1:32PM

    Hi Elen hope you are feeling better. love the pictures of the dragonfly and your flowers. thanks for leaving a comment on photos i do have fun taking pictures sometimes it could be dumb things but i enjoy trying different,s 90f here right now it was 100f this morning glad it went down a bit. need some take care of yourself and stay cool under a tree or umbralla. bye for now.

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MPARKER67 5/27/2010 12:42PM

    The dragonflies are stupendous. What a great camera you have. Part of the sleeping problem could be the pills. After a week it goes away (personal experience). Since you have trouble with sleeping you don't associate it with the pills. Yesterdays pictures of Haven were adorable.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I am going to miss BL and DWTS.
I used my dutch oven today and fixed Bill and Angel a beef stew. I have to admit it is awesome cooked. I gave Angel the left overs.
I had one of my "spells" this afternoon.I am not sure what causes them.They happen fast and all I can do is go lay down.Then I am real weak for a couple hours after.Then I am fine. Angel cleaned up the kitchen mess when she got here for her weekly clean she does for me.
Haven was showing her stuff too.She is getting to be a handful.She reached for me for 1st time and sat on my lap for about 2 seconds. LOL

So far the weight loss pill is helping me to not eat as much at night. I still eat at night but much less than before. So far no side effects.
Still not sleeping well during the night. I have this happen but usually only for 2 or 3 days. This has lasted 4 days so far. Hopefully tonight I will do better. instead of sitting at computer when I can't sleep I have been reading. I have so many books that I am behind on reading.
Ok Hope you have a good evening.

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COVEGIRL1 5/30/2010 6:42AM

    What a cutie! I hope you feel better!

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FEISTYMAMA 5/27/2010 7:12PM

    Haven sure is a cutie. I love her chunky little legs.

Your dinner sounds delicious. It was smart to give the left overs to Angel. emoticon

I always read before bed because it makes me sleepy.

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SUNNY332 5/27/2010 6:44AM

    Hope you feel better today. I will be thinking about you as I go about my work. Just two more days then I am officially retired.

Take care of yourself.


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MICKEY341 5/26/2010 11:28PM

    Sorry to hear about your spell, hope it doesn't last long. And I hope the pill works for you.
Beautiful little girl! You have such a nice family...know you are proud of them. We are so fortunate...we have a good loving family also. Sure means alot!
Sorry your not sleeping...I can relate to that. However, I did sleep good last night!
I enjoy reading also, in fact sometimes I have to watch myself, I will set and read when I really need to be up doing other things.
Take are loved! emoticon

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FOREVER4ME 5/26/2010 9:34PM

    Hope your spells go away. Hope the diet pill aren't keeping you awake. Spend some time outdoors in the fresh air may help you to sleep better.
Reading at night knocks me out cold. LOL

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TSISQUAUSDI 5/26/2010 9:17PM

    Lovely child - She's a keeper for sure! 'Hope your spells are few and far between!

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THIAGRAM 5/26/2010 7:48PM

  What a little cutie! It's no fun having "spells". I can relate to this. Hope you enjoy your books! I read a book and it puts me right to sleep.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just a quick hello as I want to watch BL in a few minutes. I started the weight loss med and it seems to be helping.Time will tell. No side effects yet.
It is getting so hot already here.I think it is going to be a brutal summer.
Here are a few pics from the dinner the other night.It is Angel and I,Angel,Brianna and I and Brianna and her grandpa.
Ok I need to pick up kitchen real quick.I had a baked chicken thigh,small potato and big salad for supper. It was good.
Have a good evening. I have too many programs tonight I am going to miss some.I hate it when they are all on same night.

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MPARKER67 5/26/2010 11:41AM

    Missed BL except for the end where the last three were on the scale. Yeah Chicago!!! He looked so great as did Ashley and Darius.
Great pictures again.

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TSISQUAUSDI 5/26/2010 11:32AM

    emoticon on the weightloss meds! Once again, great pix! You have a beautiful family!

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SUNNY332 5/26/2010 9:41AM

    We were a mess with the remote last night. I am so glad that Michael won The Biggest Looser. What a boost to his confidence that will be and what amazing transformations overall. We were also happy with the results of Dancing with the Stars. Now tonight, cheering for Momma Sox on Idol.

Soon, our summer line up of shows will be starting. I can not wait for So You Think You Can Dance and Americas Got Talent.

Take care and thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. You look great and so pretty in yellow.


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THIAGRAM 5/26/2010 12:11AM

  What a bunch of beauties! Especially the one in yellow!

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TILLIEBEE 5/25/2010 9:40PM

    You look happy and sound much better. Hope you enjoy the finale.

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2BFREE2LIVE 5/25/2010 9:11PM

    Beautiful young ladies, and a handsome Hubby, too.
Your one lucky lady, feel good and don't tell us the show we are three hours behind on the West coast :) Sandy

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FEISTYMAMA 5/25/2010 8:12PM

    After the episode tonight on BL I will be 3 episodes behind again. Maybe I'll get caught up this weekend. I'm watching American Idol right now. I'm trying to get my Simon fix before it's over. I may watch DWTS too.

I love all the pictures of Brianna. She loves the camera, doesn't she? She's so darn pretty too!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

I actually got to bed before 12:30 last night. Had trouble getting to sleep but still did better than the last 2 nights.
Today has been quiet and I have still been taking it extra easy. I am doing better with night eating but still not quite where I would like to be. I will have no trouble being in my calorie range tonight as we had lean cubed steak and grilled fresh veggies. I even threw in a bunch of fresh green beans in there. So I have plenty of calories for the rest of the night. So I should be in good shape. I haven't gotten back to exercising yet as I haven't felt up to it. When I am having tried days the last thing I need to do is strain my heart in anyway. But I will get back to the exercising this week.
Here are some pics of today's butterflies and Mr squirrel.
This is a small guy but love the design on his wings

This was a big boy
And the pest that chases the birds in the tree

And just a pretty small flower
Altho I haven't watched Lost in a couple of years I did watch the finale. I see I haven't missed much by not watching. It seemed to be as confusing as ever. But it was interesting.
I am hoping the skater wins DWTS tonight.
Ok I need to bag up the left over veggies and clean up my mess. Hope you all had a good day and enjoy your evening.

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THIAGRAM 5/26/2010 12:13AM

  Very beautiful pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!

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TSISQUAUSDI 5/25/2010 4:31PM

    Great pix! Also, love your new profile picture - You look at least 5 years younger in this one!

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MPARKER67 5/25/2010 10:06AM

    That brown butterfly has very interesting markings. It is to early for butterflies here. Love the flowers.

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BIBLIOMANE40 5/25/2010 9:02AM

    Butterflies are one of my favorite things in the world! We've had a few pretty ones so far this year.

As for squirrels, I miss them! I moved to an area that is surrounded by somewhat of a "wetland" - and the trees are all pretty small. I have not seen a squirrel here in 3 months! I used to feed them daily at my old house. I'd buy them peanuts and give them apples.

Hope you are feeling better and up to exercise soon!


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SUNNY332 5/25/2010 7:17AM

    I hope you feel better day by day and are able to get back to your exercises soon.

You did good on the eating though.

Take care and have a Terrific Tuesday. We have more rain on the way so hoping to get the
raised bed in today and plant the tomatoes.

Hugs, Sunny

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TILLIEBEE 5/25/2010 12:28AM

    How could that cute squirrel be a pest?
I'm up working late tonight and am reading your blog the same day!
I want the skater, too and am mad at how they fuss over the dancer.

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MICKEY341 5/25/2010 12:20AM

    Love your pictures, as always. Beautiful grandchildren! Aren't they a blessing?
I didn't get on computer yesterday, it was a busy day.
Don't worry about the exercise, you will get back to it. Listen to your body, it will tell you when it is time! But glad your eating is better.
I got a steamer. Now you will have to tell me how to use it, what herbs are best seasoning, ect.
Get a good nights rest... emoticon

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KATIE233 5/24/2010 9:43PM

    Hi Elen, love the marking on that butterfly interesting. that plant the other name is called Acalypha pendula when it,s all in bloom it has red long fussy long flowers about 4inches long some might go to 5 inches long all over the pot.i didn,t buy it yet but i might wait til Friday see if they got other things can look it up on the internet and look for a pot of red stuff.they are not a pretty plant they are ugly but interesting.well tomorrow morning i go up to hospital with dad for his day surgery taking marks skin cancer off his head and a mole off his face.they are going to put a piece of skin on the mark on his head so say a prayer everything goes well.and we get home i one piece without any problems.

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SUNSHINEGB 5/24/2010 8:50PM

    Really nice photos Eleni, and do you mean to tell me that little critter with the sweet face is a menace to the birds? LOL Isn't he cute though?

I've had a foot problem and it will take a while to get better but I am missing my exercising too and may try to get on my stationary bike this week. I'll stay hush-hush about it so hubby can't scold me, lol.

I've been looking at steamers with double layers and am 'thinking' of getting one. Hubby does not eat a lot of veggies but by the looks of it, I can do lots and keep for other meals?

Have another good sleep tonight, and I look forward to your blogs!


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SHAKENMA 5/24/2010 7:47PM

    Loved the pictures!!! Way to go on staying within calorie range. Listen to your body on the issue of exercise. Take care.

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FEISTYMAMA 5/24/2010 7:40PM

    I enjoy all your pictures. The butterflies are so pretty.

You'll get back to exercising when you're feeling better. Your pool & DVD's will be waiting for you. emoticon

The weather was hot & humid here (not like FL though) and I love it!! I usually get nauseated in this weather but I'm enjoying it, for now at least. I'm torn over sitting outside and getting things done in the house. It's supposed to like this the next few days too. YAY!!

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