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Monday, June 14, 2010

I was really hoping to be able to tell you how great I did yesterday.Not going to happen. I did do good until about 11. Then didn't go to bed til almost 2 and then couldn't get to sleep . And was having trouble breathing because of fluid. So didn't get much sleep and pretty much felt like you know what most of day.Do feel some better right now but this is usually the time of day that is best for me. I was suppose to get hair cut but I cancelled. Now I am just hoping to do ok the rest of the evening. My eating is ok so far. I did steam a steamer full of fresh green beans to have for snacks etc. I like cooked fresh green beans. So I just have to watch what I eat and get to bed early tonight. Having my fluid problem so will have to take extra on top of huge amount of diuretics I already take. I sure do seem to complain a lot but I am just stating how my life goes. I always tell people I never really have a good day but I do have days that are not as bad. I am somewhere in the middle today. So I can live with that.
The lawn guys came and got yard ready for sod.They will be back to lay the grass tomorrow. I told Bill I didn't care how early they come as long as they don't knock on door. We are going to set out a cooler with ice and water for them. I do deal with anyone early. Since I didn't sleep last night I should tonight.
Bill told me the other day he saw a different butterfly and I saw it today. I saw it a few times but wouldn't stop long enough to get a pic.I am hoping he is just checking things out and will come back.He was on large size and was almost black. I will be watching for him. Here are a few I took today.
Find the butterflies.

I wish this was clearer

This is a small orchid that just bloomed for 1st time
You have seen this one.Just wanted to show that after about 3 weeks or more it is still beautiful

Well That's about it. I will watch Little People tonight. I think they may end up going their separate ways.They are talking about selling the farms.
And Saving Grave gets dumber and dumber.Only a couple more left. I bet she dies in last one.
Ok Gotta go. I will be good tonight.I can do it.
Angel is still in a lot of pain but hanging in there.She asked me to thank everyone for their prayers etc. Keep them coming

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KATIE233 6/15/2010 2:53PM

    Hi Eleni, I found the butterfly no problem it is pretty one. your flower is very pretty love the colour of it.good idea eating green beans when you are hungry specially at you like eating raw zuchinni and cauliflower is good to crunch on of luck with the munching tonight. veggies veggies. emoticon

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LYNNDE 6/15/2010 7:42AM

    Today is a new day, a better day! I Love the pics of the flowers, and the butterflies...I can just imagine you outside enjoying the beautiful and peaceful awesome start to any day.

Have a wonderful day today. emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 6/14/2010 11:50PM

    emoticonMy Dear Eleni, Never think you are complaining. We are all here for the same reasons as you, we are here to listen and be here for you. Having fluid,sleeping issues are real life crises not complaining! Food demons attack all of us. Now for me I have to keep my grapes almost at fingers reach all the time, so when I feel the urge I grab them first. They fight off the demons for me.

I love your pictures of the butterflies. They are pretty enough to be framed! Your orchids are really growing and still so beautiful. You really have a green thumb, I can grow roses and lots of flowers but never had luck with orchids.

I like watching Little People too, although I missed it this week! Hope I catch the next one!

Hope you have a great day my friend!

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TSISQUAUSDI 6/14/2010 11:35PM

    I,too, hope you get a good night's sleep tonight. What impresses me is that you've set some real, reachable goals; goals that are truly yours! That makes them much easier to reach than you think!


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LKWQUILTER 6/14/2010 9:31PM

    Sure hope you have a great night. The food demon has been at my house lately and he has really been a devil lately. lol Hope you and Angel get to feeling better. ((HUGS))

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DIASTER 6/14/2010 8:04PM

  OK Eleni This is it. You put a challenge out there, we are strong and darn it we can beat those rather dumb food demons. Starting right this min. we will make your goal by Dec. 25th. No more starting tomorrow, no more eating things we do not even like. No more eating at night, we can and we will do this.
Do hope Angel had a good doctor appt. today, she needs some answers and some relief. Our prayers are with you both. Do know this weather is really hard on your breathing a bit less humidity would be divine.

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SUNNY332 6/14/2010 7:51PM

    I hope you have a better night tonight.

Love the orchids and I do think I found every butterfly.

Hugs, Sunny

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REXTINE1 6/14/2010 7:31PM

    I hope you have a good night too. If you lose 20 pounds it will be an achievement for you, with the disadvantages you have. I'm impressed that you still are keeping on keeping on, and am pulling for you.

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SHAY72 6/14/2010 7:14PM

    hope u have a good night sleep tonight, & have a good day tommorrow

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Starting over today. Not tomorrow

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Well As most of you know I have been in a big slump or something. Just have not been doing well at anything. But that changes today. I know we all end up saying we will start tomorrow or Monday etc but today is my day. I have been thinking of some short and long term goals that should be doable for me.
Long Term Goals
1. Lose a minimum of 40# by Dec 24. 50# would be my dream but will be happy with 40#
Me and my handy calculator figured out we have about 193 days and about 27 weeks to achieve it. An average of 1.5# will give me the 40#
2. Beat my night time over eating completely. I am making this long term as I know it will take me a long time.
That's it for long term right now.
Short term
1. Get to bed earlier. My goal is to not stay up past midnight. Will work on getting there before 1am for now and work for the midnight. I made it to bed by 12:30 last night. Much better than 2 or 3.
2. Do some kind of exercise movement for 10 minutes every day. I got 20 minutes done today. I looked at my book and the last time I exercised was May 26th. I keep a book in exercise room and record what I do and how long
3. Stay in my calorie range but if I do go over try not to go over by much.
4. Do not beat myself up if I don't achieve my short term goals.

So far I am doing good today. My weight was up 5# this week.I know some was fluid but most was weight. I am so sick of losing gaining losing same 5# over and over. I am smarter than the beast and I will beat him.I have beat bigger beasts than him before. I am a survivor. It is time I acted like one. Life sucks most of the time and I can make it somewhat better by not being so over weight. I did it to myself and I will undo it. Watch me!!!!!!!!

Just talked to Angel and she is still hurting.Said it comes and goes. She has her own cleaning business and she cleaned a couple of offices today but said it was rough. She had Brianna and her boyfriend help her today. She goes to the doc tomorrow.She is taking tomorrow off. She can't take many days off or she will lose her clients. She doesn't have reliable help that can go when she can't.

I am feeling much better.More like my normal feel bad in morning and get better as day goes along. This is part of day when I usually feel the best. I did finish up the groceries today.Had some veggies to cut up and bag like cauliflower etc. Not sure what I will fix for supper.Bill wants to go out and I have nixed that idea.Too many calories for my starting over day.
Ok I better go see about something for supper.Maybe just a bunch of steamed veggies.
Hope your weekend has been good and you are relaxed and ready to start a new week.
Just one pic today. I need to deadhead the old flowers.

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RURAL3 6/16/2010 10:20PM

    Excellent idea to start keeping goals again. If we don't have them we can't achieve them and we can do whatever we want. I better write down some myself this week. I hope Angel finds out what is going on with her.

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2BFREE2LIVE 6/16/2010 4:48PM

    Your my "HERO" never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. I know you can do this because your just that stubborn. "RIGHT" A woman after my own heart. Sandy

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CHERYLLTS 6/14/2010 8:39PM

    I can so relate to the starting over bit and staying up late. You might want to try brushing and flossing your teeth after your last meal (i.e. dinner or dessert; I like low fat cottage cheese with a teaspoon of honey because it satisfies my sweet tooth and also gets more calcium in). If you brush and floss your teeth, you might be less likely to want to ruin all that work with a midnight snack, but you're definitely right when you set the goal of going to bed earlier. My mom always used to say: If you're hungry, it must be time for bed. Good luck and best wishes!

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KATIE233 6/14/2010 2:25PM

    Hi Eleni, good for you , you can do it.RIGHT!!!!!it might be hard sometimes but you will do it.i know you that beast you will do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 6/14/2010 10:08AM

    Good for you. You can do anything. Loved the pictures of the herons. Hope Angel is feeling better and will say a prayer for her visit today to the dr.

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LYNNDE 6/14/2010 4:58AM

    You can do it Eleni! One thing I have learned about you these last three months is that you are a survivor! You are a strong woman and you can do this!!

Yum! I love steamed vegetables with a little protein thrown in to make a yummy stir fry (my protein is usually chicken or turkey and steak)

If you like to eat before bed, have you tried something like cottage cheese mixed with apples and cinnamon, or blueberrie and even strawberries taste good. Sometimes, I'll have a shake before bed (EAS Edge or protein shake mixed with peanut butter) YUM!

I am here cheering you on!!! emoticon

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TSISQUAUSDI 6/13/2010 9:08PM

    I'll say some prayers that Angel feels better very soon. I owned my own business for years and it's rough when you're not well.

Way to go with those goals, Girlfriend! You're on the right track for sure!!

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FLORIDASUN 6/13/2010 8:20PM

    Hi dear friend. I think your goals are certainly 'doable'...I know if you eat REAL food you won't be wanting to eat junk as much. I'm telling you...and I know you think I'm a broken record...but the crap they put in processed foods makes you crave more and more. Are you still doing your veggie soups? Those are SOOOO good for you.

I'm so sorry to hear about dear Angel...I know how hard cleaning is...believe me...we used to do it years back and it knocked the stuffing out of me...without DH to do the vacumning and the mopping...whoa..I don't think I could have handled it. Some days we did 3 houses per day and they were MONSTER houses! The money was quite good...but me oh my I really feel for Angel! Please give her a BIG hug for me and tell her that she is on my prayer list right by my bedstand each too! Hugs and this week I know you will DO GREAT! emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 6/13/2010 8:07PM

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Thanks for your blog today. I'm going to start fresh tomorrow.
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SUNNY332 6/13/2010 7:38PM

    Love reading your new goals and your committment.

Hang in there and by Christmas, you will be lean and mean.

Hugs to you my friend for not giving up.


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COVEGIRL1 6/13/2010 7:35PM

    Gorgeous pcture! It looks like your setting some good goals. Just take one day at a time.
I had a great weekend with my daughters, Maria, and Christie, my sister-in-laws and their daughters, and my\ husband's aunt. We decided to drive to Columbus, Ohio (midpoint for all of us). for a fun girls weekend. We had such a great time and we hope to make this a yearly weekend. emoticon

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CANBDONE 6/13/2010 6:58PM

    You sound determined AND SO AM I! Let's kick those pounds to the curb, release them, and never take them back. Lord knows we're not weak women...other women couldn't have survived what we have come through. Let's love ourselves like we do the other people in our circle. I will continue to lift Angel to Our Father for healing and strength. I love you, Sister Woman! emoticon

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SHAY72 6/13/2010 6:53PM

    emoticon , i will be ur cheerleader since we are in the boat together, hope angel gets better soon & gets a good report from the dr.

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FEISTYMAMA 6/13/2010 5:41PM

    Great goals! Now you need to print them so they're staring at you. I believe in you!!

Jason wanted to go out to lunch today but we've been eating out too much. I don't feel like cooking anymore. I told him today I didn't want to go out for lunch and I ate salad. I'm cooking chicken in the crockpot for dinner.

I hope Angel feels better soon. It's stressful knowing you feel awful and you have to push yourself to go to work.

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Baby Heron's

Saturday, June 12, 2010

After we had lunch and before the grocery store we headed to my sister's house to see if we could see the babies. We got a few pics.Not near as good as I would have liked but they blended in with the tree and it wasn't easy getting a shot.They are a good distance away from where I took the picture high in a tree.
Here is Momma watching from a limb close by

Here is baby A

Baby B

And here is a lizard that Bill took. I don't usually let him use a good one but I was taking a nap. emoticon

Ok Gotta make it short. I forgot to weigh this morning before lunch so will weigh tomorrow for my weekly weight.Looks like I am up some.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far..Haven't talked to Angel since last night so I think she is ok.I will try to get ahold of her again in awhile.

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FLORIDASUN 6/14/2010 6:44AM

    Hey...those baby heron pictures were GREAT! emoticon I think you should start a photo club. You could document your life and all the things you love in photos! I've even heard there is a website that takes peoples photos and makes beautiful keepsake albums then ships them back to the people who ordered them. You can go to their website and pick out the templates you want them to be displayed in. I'll have to find out the name of the website and get it to you.

YOU could surely do something like that and make some extra money...I just know you could. Being a photo lover and have a faboulous eye for composing stuff!

I also think Bill did really well with Mr. Lizard...he looks like he caught him in a very cute pose! The dancing lizard by Mr. Bill. Cute! emoticon

God bless Angel...tell her the sky is always the darkest before the sun comes out...and give her a BIG hug from me! emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 6/13/2010 1:57PM

    Bill did good. Happy Sunday

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TILLIEBEE 6/13/2010 9:35AM

    Wonderful photos!
Hope Angel is better!

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CANBDONE 6/13/2010 8:35AM

    Eleni, something is wrong with my computer or sparkpeople...I'm not getting any recent emails from sparkpeople...other sites are coming in fine. I can go to my sparkpage and see comments and get sparkmail when I check it. Would you send me the address to week 1 challenge, please? How should I fix this...notify sparkpeople or what? Love you, Sister.

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LYNNDE 6/13/2010 5:53AM

    Great pictures! the lizard. Is he actually crawling on a window outside?

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DEE107 6/12/2010 11:50PM

    thanks for sharing great pictures

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MICKEY341 6/12/2010 11:25PM

    Love all the pictures. You do such a good job. What kind of camera do you have? Ted has told me to get a new one because I complain about mine. But I don't know what to buy.
Tell Angel she is in our prayers and hope she is feeling better soon.
Hope you are doing better. Just take it easy, one day at a time. Tell Bill thanks for us for all he does for you! We appreciate him. I have a good one also, he does so much for me, even though his health is bad!
Get a good nights rest and a good tomorrow!

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SHAY72 6/12/2010 6:49PM

    looks like the pics are close up,the birds are pretty

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THIAGRAM 6/12/2010 6:39PM

  Wow! These are awesome pictures!


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FEISTYMAMA 6/12/2010 6:33PM

    The heron pictures are great. The babies are adorable. They sure do blend in with the tree. The lizard is creepy. That thing was climbing up your window?

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Not one of my better days today. Altho around 4 I started feeling much better.Spent most of day in bed.Just tired. Once I felt better I did get my weekly pot of soup made. It is in fridge now.I will bag it up tomorrow. I used a little too much of something as it does have some spice to it. But broth is good anyway.
Then there is Angel. If it wasn't for bad luck she wouldn't have any. She called Bill from hospital this morning.She was there for most of the day.She gets cysts on her ovaries that are extremely painful Sometimes she can suffer thru but sometimes she can't This was a bad one.But during the day it did burst and they sent her home with pain meds this afternoon. But she has some kind of a mass still there.Hopefully it is just another cysts.She sees a gyn doc on monday. She sounded ok when I talked to her after she got home but they had given her a strong shot just before they released her. The poor kid never gets a break and she is a great kid. She was hurting when she came here to clean on Wed and thought it was UTI. I hope she is much better tomorrow and the other thing is nothing serious.
Bill went today while I was in bed and got flowers and put them on the graves. The only problem he had was finding my Daddy's.He said he walked around for 30 minutes.He finally found it.He walked real close to it several times.
Nothing else going on. I have got to get my butt to bed earlier. If I am asleep I can't eat.
Hope you are all doing ok. Tomorrow is grocery day so I will get out of house for awhile.
Here is a visitor I had today.When Bill was back here he said he saw 4 at one time around the plants.

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FLORIDASUN 6/14/2010 6:52AM

    Your butterfly is soooo beautiful! I know how you love them! I'm sending love and light to Angel....such a beauty that one is and so strong and determined. It's always the most special that seem to have to suffer the most...I guess that's what makes them the most special. She's lucky she has a momma like you to listen to her and shelter her with your love! emoticon I'm praying her life gets better...each new day is a chance for a new beginning! emoticon Tell her better times are coming! emoticon

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RURAL3 6/12/2010 12:26PM

    Your Angel sounds a lot like my Sara. All we can do is love them and pray for them.

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CALVERTM 6/12/2010 9:21AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni
I hope you have a better day today, my husband goes through alot of pain on daily basis, he has a joint disease. His meds are pretty strong so he sleeps more than I do and since he's recently retired, he sleeps at different times due to pain keeping him up at night most of the time. He gets depressed so I have to be the mood motivator sometimes. I also keep track of his doctor appts and go with him to those appts most of the time. I have more time now to devote to my family due to now having my own business which I love. I have an autistic son who is now 26 and I started teaching kids like him 11 years ago. Now, I am a program manager for autistic children and their families for the state I live in (Maryland). I place experienced people to work with the children in their homes and communities. I manage the employees, trouble shoot, train employees, do payroll etc. I love it. I have another son too who is 27 and newly married. Well, enough about me, I hope you feel better inside and out today, I love your visitor. Talk to you later, my prayers are with Angel and that everything is alright with her.
Margaret :)

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SUNNY332 6/12/2010 8:48AM

    Hope you and Angel are both on the mend soon. Bless your hearts.

Love the butterfly.

Hugs, Sunny

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JOANOFSPARK 6/12/2010 12:18AM

    hope that tomorrow is a better day for you.....I am so sorry for Angel......she sounds like such a sweet lovely girl and it's a shame that she has to suffer like this.....hopefully it is just another cyst like the one that burst....
I love your visitor......don't they just make your whole day seem brighter?

sending you happy thoughts for a better tomorrow...... emoticon emoticon. emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 6/11/2010 10:50PM

    Sorry to hear you had such a bad day! My thoughts and prayers are with Angel. I do hope it is nothing serious. So glad Bill finally found your Dad's grave. sometimes it is hard to find them, when we are looking too hard. and it was so hot today.

Hope you have a great day tomorrow shopping. I know that usually cheers you up!

Can't wait to hear all about your shopping trip! Love your visitor! We have quite a few of those here too!

Barbara emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 6/11/2010 10:19PM

    I hope Angel feels better soon. I have a cyst on my left ovary. Occasionally I get really bad pains on my right side a week or so before my period. They didn't see anything on the ultrasound I had this past time but if it continues after the baby I have to look into more.

Do you chew gum? When I get hungry lately (which is all the time), I pop a piece of mint gum in my mouth and it works.

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TSISQUAUSDI 6/11/2010 9:40PM

    I hope Angle feels better soon. And you seem to be listening to your body - You're resting when you have a day like today - So many of us try to do too much when what we really need is rest. And you're right - I can't eat when I'm sleepin' either.....But I did have an ex-husband that did - Really crazy sleep walker!

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MDMNINA 6/11/2010 9:10PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Angel!

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TILLIEBEE 6/11/2010 8:40PM

    So sorry to hear about Angel. I hope she's better soon. Hope you feel much better tomorrow, too.
This was a tough luck day for my family as well. Must be something with the moon.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

It has been an ok day. I did bad with late night eating again. Oh well tonights another try. I can do good thru supper.
I do have some bird pictures to share.Unfortunately they are not real good ones. The one of the blue jays should have been better. The ones of the cardinal I wasn't expecting it to turn out.
It is hard to get two blue jays together. I wish this was clearer.The fluffed up guy looked like he had been in someones sprinkler and was trying to get his feathers dry.

I was sitting at computer when I heard that very familier clucking sound of a Cardinal. I had one on back patio a while back. When I looked out the window I saw him smack dab in the middle of the raggety tomato plant by fence. I don't have a clear window to see out of there so I decided I would shoot thru window and screen and get what I could. he was going from plant to plant checking everything out. I took several pics but only 2 showed on camera. This has happened a few times. I am always shooting my mouth off saying I am going to get a new camera.Bill always says do it. But I still get great shots with this one most of the time. I am thinking more seriously about getting a new one. But anyway here is the red guy. Altho the pic is not clear you can see him in the first one sitting at edge of pot.In the second he is hiding behind the plants and all you see is a red blur.

Not my best pics but I decided to share anyway.
Ok Now I want to brag on my sweetie. Those that know me know how lucky I am to have Bill.He does so much for me all the time. It is easy to tell someone you love them and another to prove it in countless ways. So I want to sing his praises tonight.
You all know how he is always doing so much when he comes home after working all day and doing stuff I couldn't when I am having a extra bad day. But he does so many other "little" thoughtful things. Like today. he is always dropping by during the day just to check up on me and make sure I am ok. Sometimes I am still asleep like today. First thing I see when I am walking to kitchen is todays paper that he dropped off so I could look at it. Then when I opened fridge to get a soda I see he has replendished my drinks.There was only one in there when I went to bed. So I called him to tease him about someone lurking around house while I was sleeping and he does something else so sweet. His weekend starts tomorrow as he only works 4 days a week.He usually lets me know his plans if he has any so I can plan something if I want. He informed me he only had one thing that had to be done. He went by the cemetery and checked the flowers on the graves for me today.He said that is only thing he wants to get done.He offered to pick up some flowers and help me put them on the graves. My Mother,Step father,Daddy and my son are all at same place but spread out. Mothers,step fathers and Tony's are easy to get to but Daddys is a little harder. I thought that was so sweet. These are some of things he does just because he is such a good man.
Now if I could get him to quit snoring,and put dishes in dishwasher instead of sink that is right beside dishwasher plus a few other things he would be perfect. Naught. But pretty close.
Well it has been quiet and I like that.My grown children can cause a lot of drama from time to time so I appreciate boring days.
Hope you all have a good night.
Burn Notice is on tonight for Bill and we both like Royal pains. May tape the So you think you can dance. Talk to you tomorrow.

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GETFITTER7 6/11/2010 8:44PM

    You've got one in a million guy! Everyone has one or two flaws, that's what makes them...them! I think he is perfect for you just the way he is. Maybe you might have to put in earplugs at night emoticonYou never know it might work. Just as long as he wakes you up if there is any bad sounds at night.
I do miss feeding the birds. I miss hearing them during the summer. I can't feed them because of the bears here. They have ruined so many feeders that I gave up. They say to bring in the feeders at night, but I never remember. We don't get cardinals up here much. I used to see them in the yard in Illinois. Miss them too. Thanks for the pictures of them.
I used to visit the cemetery when I used to do my walks around the neighborhood. But again, cause of the wolfs I can't. I like the wildlife, but the ones that are a little more aggressive, I rather stay in my yard.
Love your blogs...say hi, to your DH for me. emoticon

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RURAL3 6/11/2010 5:25PM

    You are too funny about Bill. But I certainly understand the now if only parts. emoticon

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MARJIJANE 6/11/2010 1:13PM

    I love the pictures, I don't get many birds in my I have a lot of dirt back there...

Your Bill does really sound like a good man, and as you say, you are so lucky to have him! I have a good guy, too, and the thankfulness is more overwhelming every day! So happy for you that your journey includes that great guy!

I, too, am trying to stem night eating... darn the Demon... how dare he reach through the cage at night!?!?!? So... last night, I set a time to go to bed... earlier than usual... and...I put a container of gum and an extra bottle of water by the computer. That was all I needed! For the first time in a long time, I got my necessary sleep, did not eat late, and when I woke this morning, I am feeling stronger and more determined than I have for a long time!!! I am no where near being completely "on track", but I sure as heck feel better about my "potential" for the day!

I love reading your blogs! You are a very special friend, indeed, and, even though you are 3,000 miles away from me, I often think about you as if you were next door! Thanks so much, Eleni... we continue our journey, together!


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KATIE233 6/11/2010 1:04PM

    hi Eleni, let me know when you get a new camera. there are so many to choose is hard sometimes to gedt pics of birds some don,t stay long enough. have a great day.

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MDMNINA 6/11/2010 12:46PM

    That's the best thing about having a bad nighr. You always have the next day to do better. And I know you can!

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MPARKER67 6/11/2010 11:31AM

    I love the bluejays. I have a cardinal who comes to visit outside my office window. emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 6/11/2010 7:47AM

    We have cardinals all over our yard. I'll try to take pictures of them.
We also have hawks and owls.

Bill is a wonderful man. I'm so happy you have him!
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LYNNDE 6/11/2010 6:53AM

    Great pics. I tried to get a couple blue jays at the bird feeder 2 weeks ago...but they flew away. We don't have cardinals around here, but they are a pretty bird too.

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REXTINE1 6/10/2010 9:12PM

    I'm just an ametuer, but I don't think a new camera will fix the pictures where you shot through the window and screen. In the one with two bluejays, you can see the reflection on the left side of the window. You're getting good shots for the situations you have, and you do have something to show.

My parents are buried in New Haven, Ohio. It has been years since I stopped by. What's worse, I will be ashes scattered somewhere, like my brother, so no one will be putting flowers on my grave. The trick is to put that off as long as possible, and afterwards I won't care.

I hope you have a good evening - it's like not smoking. Just a habit to be miserable (without food) until it gets to be a habit and then you don't notice it. I haven't got the habit yet either.

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2BFREE2LIVE 6/10/2010 9:03PM

    Glad you shared the photos we have Blue Jays here but not Cardinals, I do miss the wide variety of birds. Have a great weekend with your sweetie. Sandy

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SUNSHINEGB 6/10/2010 8:44PM

    I love the photos of your birds Eleni, even though a bit blurred, you can still see how beautiful they are! You are a real photographer and I'd say to "go for" the new camera!!

Such awesome praise for your awesome hubby, that's just so lovely and it's refreshing to read your comments about him!


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THIAGRAM 6/10/2010 8:42PM

  This was so awesome to see the pictures you took! They look great! It's so wonderful to have a wonderful hubby! I have a wonderful man also! That is a great blessing for you! emoticon emoticon

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COVEGIRL1 6/10/2010 8:14PM

    I see male and female cardinals everyday at my feeder near my kitchen. We have lots of neat birds, but I have not seen a blue jay since we moved from our other house.
I wish I could visit the graves of my parents more often, but we live in Indianapolis and the graves are in Pennsylvania.
I did not do well today with my eating either. Our daughter and her husband came over for dinner before their first birthing class. I made a nice taco salad, but I made brownies for dessert. I ate two. I put the rest of them into the freezer, so hopefully, I won't eat any for awhile.

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FEISTYMAMA 6/10/2010 7:52PM

    We have a male & female Cardinal that visit us daily. If they see us at the window they fly away. I doubt I'll ever get a picture. Jason has also seen a Blue Jay but I have yet to see one. I'm still waiting for the Hummingbirds. I don't think they'll visit this year.

If you find a cure for snoring let me know. Jason has been better lately. He gargles Scope before bed and it helps. I think it 's strange but I'm not complaining. NOBODY in my house but me puts the dishes in the dishwasher, which is right by the sink. Getting them to rinse things is difficult as well. Oh well, things could be worse.

Enjoy your TV tonight. I don't know what to watch. I have to make the grocery list anyway, so I'll only 1/2 pay attention to anything I watch.

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