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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

We finally got some sun for part of the day. It has been raining for awhile now and doesn't look like it is going to end soon.
They brought the thing to measure my O2 today .It is just a little thing that attaches to finger. Hopefully I won't lose the control box it is attached to.
No computer yet. It is suppose to be ready tomorrow. It is not a brand new computer but everything is suppose to be guaranteed for 2 years.Supposely it is an almost new Dell that someone traded for something else. I almost wish I had just went out and bought a brand new one.But this one will have all my old files on it and that is a plus.
Am having a problem getting one of my meds. How does a drug store run out of a major heart medication. I get my med thru walgeens mail service.They are out of inspra and it's generic.But the local Walgeens has at least one months supply. I will have enough for a few weeks and then will call to see if they have any. So stupid.
I did good on my eating yesterday-----UNTIL late at night.Ended up going over my calories.
I am good so far today but it is still early. I made us both our own crock pot meal tonight. It was a beef stew.By using my 2 small crock pots I know exactly how many calories my pot had.
I ordered a couple of books from Amazon today.I like to have some ready ahead of time. Bill and my son have both tried to talk me into getting a kindle but I like having a real book in my hand.
Well I better say good night for now. Hope you all had a good day.

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FLORIDASUN 7/8/2010 8:39AM

    Hello my beautiful friend! I too LOVE real books! emoticon DH and I have arguements...ahem...discussions emoticonall the time on books and the future of them. I keep insisting that people like to curl up with a good book...maybe even highlight a perfectly good section of it...but maybe that's because I read so many non fiction books and want to always go back to my highlighted parts for reference. I hate to think that DH may be right and that someday books might disappear from the world as they did in the movie with Denzel Washington in 'The Book of Eli'...a great movie. It could could. emoticon

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JOL1KEY2BOL3 7/7/2010 11:25PM

    I just found your blog by way of seeing your video on counting calories. You are an inspiration and I like a lot of the things you say on your spark page, especially about "each day you've done the best you can" and "each day is a new day".

Really interesting about your job at the electric plant!
Good luck with your computer....

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NEWSTART127 7/7/2010 5:54PM

    I like real books, too.
Unless I someday start traveling and jetsetting around the world, I'm sticking with the real thing, too!

Hope you get your meds straightened out, too! emoticon

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REXTINE1 7/7/2010 2:49PM

    I agree that the kindle just doesn't reokace a book. I can get the news from the internet - everything in the St. Pete Times is right there, but I still pay $200 a year to have a paper than I can read anywhere (like at the breakfast table).

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MPARKER67 7/7/2010 9:59AM

    We have had sun for almost a week now. It is wonderful. But, the rest of the week we are suppose to get rain every day.
I want a kindle so bad. But the one I want is the one with the larger screen so too expensive at this time. I am running out of room to put books and I can't seem to part with them! emoticon

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MDMNINA 7/7/2010 9:55AM

    I'm with you! I just love the feel of a book in my hand. But I would like to have a Kindle anyway. Best of both worlds, I guess.

Coming home this evening! Try to get the sun to shine at least a little bit tomorrow!

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SUNNY332 7/7/2010 9:33AM

    Hope you get your computer soon.

I finished my books and have started on "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I will let you know how it goes as it was a little slow getting into it yesterday. I did not go to the library so did not get the second book of The Cat Who Books. I will get that next week.

Take care my friend and have a GREAT day. Are you swimming much this year?

Hugs, Sunny

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    Aren't med companies frustrating. They are constantly running out of one of Ash's meds at the Walgreen's here. I finally said, "She gets this filled on the same day every month. Could you plan ahead a bit?" Makes me crazy!

I hope today goes well for you! emoticon

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THIAGRAM 7/6/2010 10:00PM

  Sun always does a soul good! Hope you get your computer soon and hope you get your meds figured out! I don't know what a kindle is, but I agree about having a real book in my hands! I really don't read fiction, but when I do read something I like it in my hands! I often print something out so I can hold it in my hands to read it! Hope you have a great day too!

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DEEO12 7/6/2010 10:00PM

    I can't believe they ran out of heart medication emoticon

Glad you got your o2 measured.

Glad to hear you are doing well on your calories today. Keep it up!!!! emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 7/6/2010 9:05PM

    Have you called other Wal-Greens? Can you go through another pharmacy? We have to go through mail order for any maintenance drug. It's a pain. We can get a few refills at Wal-Greens if we need to. I let Jason deal with the mail order crap. He gets reminders sent to him. It's a pain but if it keeps costs down I'm all for it.

I made a Chinese meal that Jason picked up from the store and it was disgusting. I ended up eating a peanut butter & jelly on wheat with some chips. Not very satisfying. Beef Stew sounds delicious!!

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TILLIEBEE 7/6/2010 8:19PM

    I like real books, too. Hope you get your computer soon.
Glad you got a little sunshine! Tomorrow is another day!!!!
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SHAY72 7/6/2010 7:36PM

    hope u have a good day as well

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Ready for some sunshine

Monday, July 05, 2010

I am tired of the rain. Need some sunshine.
I have enjoyed having Bill around but he goes back to work tomorrow.
He got my cabinet put together today and I have most of stuff in it. I can't show you until I get a computer that I can edit photo's on. I am hoping they have my computer ready tomorrow.
They bring the machine that will test my O2 tomorrow.I will use it tomorrow night. More fun
I have done good with eating today.We had fish and grilled fresh veggies.
Bill finally played me a board game.We played Upwords and I whooped him good. emoticon
Just finished reading a book called Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. A cute story about a young girl that goes to live with her Great Aunt in Savanna Ga.
Am now reading The Angel's game by Carlos Zafon. Deeper reading.
Nothing new going on. Have been busy and am ready to do nothing tomorrow.
Hope you all had a good day

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FEISTYMAMA 7/6/2010 9:00PM

    You have the rain and we have the heat & humidity. It's depressing when it rains more than a day straight. I don't really mind the weather we're having now because I sit inside. Yesterday at Alex's ball game was gorgeous. The little lake has a nice breeze.

I've been a reading alot as well. I read 2 books by Danielle Steel this past week. I'll be making another trip to library soon.

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LYNNDE 7/6/2010 6:34PM

    happy to hear you are doing well emoticon

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MDMNINA 7/6/2010 1:38PM

    Yes, I heard from Craig that it's been raining a lot. Please order some sunshine. I will be flyimng home tomorrow night. emoticon

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MPARKER67 7/6/2010 12:00PM

    Happy Anniversary. 18 years is pretty good. May your next 18 be as good. Hope you get your new computer and the camera editing loaded. Miss all your pictures.

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DIASTER 7/6/2010 10:04AM

  Good morning. The sun is suppose to come back this afternoon, after one solid week of rain and dark skies we are all ready for a little sunshine. It sounds like you are back on track and maybe feeling a bit better, sure hope so. I do know we can do this even if it is two steps forward and one back eventually we will reach that goal.

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REXTINE1 7/6/2010 9:40AM

    I'm ready for less rain too. I cut the grass yesterday, and it looks really great - flat, and completely covering the ground. Still - it could stay dry for a little while.

Glad you had a good day yesterday - hope you have another today.

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SUNNY332 7/6/2010 8:19AM

    Glad you beat Bill at the game. That is always fun....

The books both sound GREAT. I am finishing reading The Cat Who Could Read Backwards and The Healing Quilt - both OK but not the best reads. I will look for these two books at the library.

Have a GREAT day.


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CALVERTM 7/6/2010 8:09AM

    We'll gladly take your rain here. It was 98 yesterday, 100 today, my vegetable garden is not liking this weather. I went to a parade yesterday which I enjoyed very much, it was hot but I took my water so I was ok. I stayed good yesterday on food. I made crockpot lasagna for dinner which was ok, even husband liked it. I made it with ground turkey, whole wheat noodles which I don't really care for but...Today I'm doing some childcare later with a 12 year old, probably swimming. Good for you for beating Bill on Upwords, I have to get that game so I can beat mine. Spelling is the only thing so far I can beat him on. Good luck with the O2 machine and I hope your new computer comes today.

Margaret :)

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THIAGRAM 7/6/2010 12:12AM

  Wishing you some hope!
Hope you get some sunshine!
Hope your computer gets ready soon!
Hope your O2 tests are good!
Hope you have plenty of opportunities to whoop Bill in Upwords!
Hope you enjoy your book!
Hope you enjoy doing nothing!
Hope I have a good day too!
Bless you!!
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KATIE233 7/5/2010 11:19PM

    wtg Eleni, on beating Bill and keeping your calories down.i got some sun and hummid here if you want some it,s been 98f to 100f in the morning about 9am for 2 days now and tomorrow the same and no releaf at night.i,m glad i,m on holidays.i can stay in and do some stuff around the house with a.c. on.we got a little rain for 10 minutes just made things worse. glen and i went for a drive and sat in park around 8pm last night and tonight just to get if you want i,ll take the rain for awhile i,ll send you some take care of yourself and keep up the calorie count keep it down. emoticon emoticon

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DEEO12 7/5/2010 10:34PM

    emoticon Beating Bill lol.

Were you able to get some exercise in today? emoticon

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TSISQUAUSDI 7/5/2010 10:08PM

    Good work, Eleni! Consistency is the key to this!

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COVEGIRL1 7/5/2010 9:58PM

    Good job on your diet today. I did ok, but we just found out that my husband's, mom, passed away during the night. It was not unexpected, but it's still difficult. It's going to be difficult sticking with eating correctly, but I am really going to try. You know how it is when Greeks get together!

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VEGEFARMER 7/5/2010 9:36PM

    I bet you are excited about getting your computer.
Well done on the good eating. Look forward to seeing the pics when you are ab;le to take them.
Enjoy your day and your reading.

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Happy 4th of July

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Today is our 18th wedding anniversary.It has been a nice quiet day.Just been hanging out at home. Bill did go get the cabinet we saw yesterday and has been working on putting it together.
He cooked supper which means he got take out. emoticon I had soup and steak from Cody's roadhouse.He also picked up some cupcakes and ice cream. Yes I ate way too much.I will get back to business tomorrow. We are going to play our board game in a few minutes.
It has been raining all day. Altho I do like fireworks we are not going out tonight.
Well just wanted to stop by and say hello.Hope you are all having a good day emoticon emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 7/6/2010 8:57PM

    MMMM, cupcakes!! I'm a sweet kick.

I hope you two had a great anniversary!

By the way, I have to subscribe to your blog again. I wonder why that happens?

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SHOAPIE 7/5/2010 10:37PM

    Happy anniversary. You are very blessed. emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 7/5/2010 7:38PM

    Happy Anniversary (a day late - sorry). You managed to have a good day in spite of the rain.

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    emoticon Happy Anniversary emoticon

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RURAL3 7/5/2010 12:09PM

    Happy "Anniversary. Sounds like you just did what you wanted and I love the way Bill cooks. emoticon We didn't go to the fireworks either.

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SUNNY332 7/5/2010 8:05AM

    Happy Anniversary you two love bugs. Glad you had a great day. Today, you can get back on track.

We had a great reunion although it rained hard in the morning and sort of "freaked" me out but then the sun came out and it "dried up the rain". We had about 30-35 show up. We made lost of new memories and had a great time. The only damper was that our neighbor's barn burned down (fireworks). Some kids are in serious trouble.

Take care and have a GREAT week.


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SHAY72 7/4/2010 10:48PM

    happy anniversary & happy 4th of july to u also

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THIAGRAM 7/4/2010 9:03PM

  Happy Aniversary!!! Happy 4th of July!!!

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JUDY1676 7/4/2010 8:50PM

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a nice day!

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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Been a little busy today. got my weekly pot of soup made.Ended up with 20 bags of soup. Tastes good too.
Today was my weigh in and I did have a 2.5# loss.But I have lost this same amount several times. I am looking for several losses with no gains. I went over some last night and looks like I will go over again tonight.Eating out is a killer. I always count calories on high side when we eat out. We will probably eat out again tomorrow.
We had lunch out today.Whew.Makes it hard.But every man for himself tonight which helps.
We went to Wal-Mart so I could find a better bowl for my salads. I have been making it in a pan. I found the perfect size. We were also looking for a small cabinet to replace the one I have my micro wave sitting on.Didn't find one there but found a perfect one at Home Depot .Bill will go back and get it tomorrow. This one will give me more storage space close to kitchen which I need.
I did not get my new computer today. I can't post any pictures til I get it hooked up.
I don't know what we are doing tomorrow.I would like to just stay home. Bill said he wanted to go out and then he said he could just grill. I will find out tomorrow.
Ok I am still way behind in my emails. oops I always am aren't I
Have a safe day tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THIAGRAM 7/4/2010 8:24PM

  Hope you like your new computer when you get it! Also hope you enjoy your soup! Love soup and making it only once a week is great!

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CANBDONE 7/4/2010 8:28AM

    I always love to hear about your Walmart trips. Your joy in finding the perfect items is infectious! emoticon

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CALVERTM 7/4/2010 8:22AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Much congrats on the 2.5 lb loss, keep up determination, you'll keep it off. I love to eat out but it is difficult sometimes. We went out to eat last nite but the food didn't really do anything for me. Well, we didn't go where I thought we were going to go because it was getting late. We were in Lowes too long. My husband bought a new grill which we need like a hole in the head. By after 9:00, my stomach doesn't want alot to eat anyway so I just ate some fish and salad which was good for the diet. We're going to use the new grill today for a few friends that are stopping by and my son. My other son is in the Poconos for the 4th. They are going tubing today. Anyway, that's it for me, you take care and hope you have a good diet week.

Margaret :)

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LYNNDE 7/4/2010 6:40AM

    Congratulations on the 2.5 pound weight loss!!!

Sounds like you are keeping busy.

Happy 4th! emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 7/4/2010 12:35AM

    2.5 lbs is great! I'll keep my fingers crossed for a loss for you next week as well.

What else did you get from Wal-Mart? I know how you love that place. We went to Wal-Mart last night for a lantern and that's all we bought. We were very good.

Maybe you will get your steak tomorrow after all! Have a great day with Bill!!

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DEEO12 7/4/2010 12:00AM

    2.5 pounds lets keep it off for good! emoticon. Thanks for your comment on my blog to night. I didn't go for that other cone as I finally was able to pull myself together. We CAN do this. Just change our ways and way of thinking! emoticon

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SHAY72 7/3/2010 11:37PM

    have a great 4th

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COVEGIRL1 7/3/2010 11:11PM

    Whatever you decide to do, have a great time. Mike and I dropped our daughter, Christie, off at the airport today. She is going to visit friends and will be the godparent for her friend's daughter. We ate out before going home. I did well by having a broiled grouper sandwich that came with a small dish of coleslaw.
Mike and I are going to our daughter's and son-in-law's for dinner tomorrow.. I'm bringing a fruit salad, but don't know what she's cooking.

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CEB2007 7/3/2010 10:42PM

    Hope you have a great day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to your pictures.

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RURAL3 7/3/2010 9:30PM

    Have a great anniversary tomorrow. I know that I can eat better when I eat at home too. Congrats on your weight loss. Even if it is the same 2.5 lbs. I believe we are staying home tomorrow and laying around the pools. Relaxing is the name for the day.

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    emoticonOn the weight loss. It is hard to loose when eating out, mainly because of all the hidden calories in the food.
Hope you enjoy your new computer and most of all I hope you and Bill have a Great 4th!

Take care my friend!

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SUNNY332 7/3/2010 9:02PM

    What kind of computer are you getting. I did not know you were getting a new one. I thought the problem you were having with you old one was resolved. Maybe not?

Have a good week and congrats on the weight loss.


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LKWQUILTER 7/3/2010 9:01PM

    Eleni, you day sounds like mine today--busy, busy, busy and also behind on the emails. Maybe one day I will catch up--when the veggies and fruit are gone. Have a super holiday. ((HUGS))

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    Enjoyed your Blog. Sounds like you are very busy but organized. Hope you have a safe & blessed 4th of July holiday.
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Friday, July 02, 2010

I did the best in months on my calories last night. My silly jello smoothie turned out great and was very filling. Surprised even me. Just have to add cranberry juice little at a time.
Got bad news on computer today.He found more wrong with it so I am just getting a new one from him.He has all my files and it was time for a new computer anyway.The hard part will be hooking everything up and putting programs like for my camera on it. I am just happy he has all my files. The motherboard has problems and it isn't worth repairing old one.
We just got back from grocery store and I am restocked on fruits and veggies.Tomorrow I will make my soup.
We found someone to mow the yard today. We have had some good rains and it looks nice. I've never had a nice lawn. It will need to be raked the first few times it is mowed.
Sunday is our 18th wedding anniversary and marks 25 years that we have been together. The time has flown by. It sure seems like we got old overnight. But we love and like each other as much as ever if not even more. We don't have any special plans except Bill insists we go out to eat. I would rather stay home and have a nice steak.
Well It has been a good day. Just relaxing now watching TV.I need to remind Bill he owes me a board game. Talk to you tomorrow.

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COVEGIRL1 7/3/2010 7:27PM

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

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VEGEFARMER 7/3/2010 7:06PM

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversay. emoticon I'll have a drink to celebrate.
Its great that you have found jello smoothies help to curb the night time eating and keep you in the calorie range.
Enjoy your celebrating with a nice meal and fantastic company. Hugs.Karyn.

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DICHTAS 7/3/2010 11:01AM

  Happy Anniversary Sister and brother-in law.. Have a nice day tomorrow Joanne

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TSISQUAUSDI 7/3/2010 10:17AM

    Happy Anniversary, Eleni! Go have a steak out and enjoy every bite! emoticon At least you'll know the dinner company will be wonderful!

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THIAGRAM 7/3/2010 9:52AM

  Congrats on your anniversary! Hope you have a great one! Hope you enjoy your new computer!

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CANBDONE 7/3/2010 8:46AM

    I love board games, too! The grandkids and I have been playing a marathon Uno game...I'm currently winning! They've been doing lots of WII and I've joined in a few times. Today is Monopoly Saturday...
We're blessed women to have found our Heart's Desire is Larry and Bill... emoticon

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MICKEY341 7/3/2010 1:17AM

    Glad to hear you still have all your files. And happy to hear you have had a good day. It is about time, huh? emoticon
Happy Anniversary! emoticon
Hope you have a good 4th of July.
I won't be around for a few days. If Ted feels up to it, we will go to the lake tomorrow and come back Monday. All our family will be there plus girlfriends and a buddy! Looking forward to it.
We are had rain today and it is still raining tonight. Not heavy just drizzle to light rain, but steady. Have you had a bunch from Alex, or did it get over to you?
Take care!

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KATIE233 7/3/2010 12:32AM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, have a wonderful weekend.good for you getting back into your soups. take care and have a wonderful time and good luck on the board games. emoticon

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DEE107 7/2/2010 11:44PM

    Congrads on your wedding Anniversary and good luck with a new computer great news they have all your files

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DEEO12 7/2/2010 10:12PM

    I will wish you a Happy Anniversary tomorrow. emoticon But for today I am glad to hear you are doing good for your calories and have fruits and veggies in the house with a plan for making some soup! emoticon

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SUNNY332 7/2/2010 10:10PM

    Happy anniversary, Eleni and Here is a emoticon a toast to you and Bill for many more wonderful years.

Hus, Sunny

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RURAL3 7/2/2010 9:53PM

    Wow you got married on the 4th of July. No wonder you and Bill are like fireworks. emoticon Happy Anniversary! Unfortunately those darn computers don't last forever. And never long enough. It is a Terrorist plot to drive us all crazy emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 7/2/2010 9:36PM

    I love to hear about anniversaries! Glad you liked your smoothie, too!
Haven't been on the computer all day but when I do log on, there you are making some nice supportive comment to put a smile on my face.
Love ya!

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FEISTYMAMA 7/2/2010 8:51PM

    We've lost a motherboard too but fortunately it was all under warranty. It is a pain to get a new computer but so worth it.

Happy anniversary early!! emoticon Bill loves you and is a great hubby. I hope you two enjoy your day!

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