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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Once again I got up way too early for me.Sleep was not good.We both had trouble keeping mask on. We both took ours off. Big mistake.Bill started snoring so loud the house shook. So my sleep was not as good as it has been. But I can lay down later.
I am happy to report that I did not go over my calories yesterday.I was only under by 6 calories but as stressed out as i was that was a miracle.
I will give a report of all my daily goals tomorrow.
I did forget to tell you a couple of things that happened yesterday.
When we go to grocery store we divide and conquer.I usually have the most as I get all the produce stuff. After a bag boy completely covered a package of meat with cans that i didn't find until the next day i started a system.Bill protested at first but now he sees it helps.We put all refridge or freezer stuff in my cart and he brings up the rear with other stuff.That way all the stuff that has to be put up is in our cloth bags and easier for me to put up. The baggers need more training for sure. Last week I had to tell one to not put so much in them.He put one in my cart that was so heavy he could barely lift it.He took half out. But today was a real kicker.It is funny now but not so funny when it happened. It was a new boy and I saw him put tomatoes on bottom of bag but then he took them out so they wouldn't get mashed. I though.Ok This one has some common sense. Little did i know. Once I had a few bags I left for Bill to finish up.This way i get part in car and then he puts the rest in. Well******* There is a small ramp that leads from store front to road.As soon as I was in middle of the road i hear someone calling out to me.I look to my left and I have 4 tomatoes on ground. The lady comes over and picks them up.I thanks her and start to go and she say no there are more. I look on my right and there are about a dozen tomatoes everywhere. Then when I did move we found one mashed and one good one. When i got home I found the whole bag except for 4 tomatoes hit the ground. I will just keep them separated and use the dropped ones first. i am sure I was something to see sitting in middle of road in the stores motorized cart surrounded by tomatoes.
Next was what happened at 7-11.As i have said many times.Bill doesn't have much of a sense of humor.But on rare occasions he does come up with a good one. We always stop and get a soda on way home. Well as i pull up this very pretty large busted young woman comes out. Bill says it is the same one from before.The one we saw with most of her hind end hanging out and boobs over flowing. Then he goes and gets our drinks.When he gets back in car he asks me what time is it. i say why.he repeats himself and asks me the time. So I look and it is about 3:15.He then remarks that now he knows she will show up on Saturdays around 3. Ok it doesn't sound so funny now but at the time I thought it was. But then I am easily entertained.
I tried out the slushy / icy machine and it worked good.Will make real fine ice.
Bill was suppose to go to a car show in a town about an hour away but he cancelled.He is going back over to Joy's old place and replace some screening. It didn't look like she was getting any of her deposit back but after landlord saw all they had done it looks like she will get something back.
Just talked to Bill and he already has 2 screens done and only 3 more to go.
After i get the fog out of my head I need to get all my veggies prepped. i didn't do it yesterday like I usually do.Also need to make a pot of soup.May wait til tomorrow to make the soup.
In fact I may just head back to bed for a very early nap emoticon
Ok I will stop rambling. We are having beautiful Florida weather. It looks a little cloudy right now but temps will only be in 80's instead of 90's. Hope your weekend is going well. emoticon emoticon

  
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MPARKER67 10/4/2010 5:01PM

    I am with Audra. Why were the tomatoes all over?

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SMB19191405 10/4/2010 9:14AM

    My goodness! It's amazing you managed to keep the calories in range with that day!
I get the 3 o'clock thing ... sounds like something my husband would come up with! :)
I hope the soup making goes well today and you have a less stressful day.
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NEWSTART127 10/4/2010 12:56AM

    So what happened to the tomatoes that they ended up all around you? Did he not get them secured back in a bag? Or did he leave them on the cart somewhere and not in the basket? Inquiring minds want to know again! I think that showing up at 7-11 at 3pm would be great entertainment! emoticon

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MICKEY341 10/3/2010 8:38PM

    Sounds like you had a very eventful weekend. I'll never buy tomatoes and not think of your story! emoticon

It has been really cool here today...60's for the high...your 80 sounds good to me. I really dread winter.
And where will Bill be at 3 PM?
I made a pot of soup today. It was soooo good, I know you make soup all the time, but I usually just do it in cooler weather. Hope you get yours made and put up, if not there is always tomorrow...
HAve a good night...

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/3/2010 8:24PM

    I think you better put a leash on Bill and keep him home around three in the afternoon. Loved the story about the tomatoes. Have a great evening. Sandy

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REXTINE1 10/3/2010 6:36PM

    Well - I'm sorry about your tomatoes but I have to admit that I did laugh at bill. Where do we have to be at 3:00?

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PATRICIAANN46 10/3/2010 4:33PM

  A nap sounds like a wonderful idea. I didn't sleep as well as I usually do last night either. I had extremely wierd dreams all night..........
I am going to make chicken noodle soup this afternoon. I bought some extra wide noodles from the Amish Store which is about 2 miles from us. They are so good with the chicken stock and vegetables.
Have a great remaining Sunday afternoon. I hope you are resting well.
What is it with guys and big busted women?????

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VEGEFARMER 10/3/2010 3:51PM

    That's the way, go have an early nap and when you get up feeling refreshed you can kick butt with your exercise and soup making jobs. Now what time is it? lol love it. ha ha ha

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FEISTYMAMA 10/3/2010 12:38PM

    I'm thankful I had a great night sleep for once. Addison woke up only once for a feeding and went back to bed. I got almost 9 hours of sleep. I don't think I'll be taking a nap today.

I hate it when we get poor baggers. We've had bread smooshed a number of times. Some people lack common sense. You should've collected the tomatoes and drove right back into that store and asked for new ones.

So on Saturdays at 3 you know where to find Bill. Is it the same girl from a few weeks ago? Maybe she'll let Bill get his picture taken with her. emoticon Obviously she likes to flaunt her stuff.

I hope you get a nap in and enjoy the rest of your day!

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OURELEE1 10/3/2010 11:57AM

  If I were you I would go back to bed. I feel like a truck has rolled over me if I don't get enough sleep. My mood is not to good either. Maybe today will be a better day. Kids can really stress you out. I just put 5 quarts of gumbo in the freezer. Talk to later, Charlotte emoticon

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WCSTATEN 10/3/2010 9:52AM

  I feel for you! I know what it is like to not get enough sleep. The whole day is ruined!

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Sunday

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Once again I got up way too early for me.Sleep was not good.We both had trouble keeping mask on. We both took ours off. Big mistake.Bill started snoring so loud the house shook. So my sleep was not as good as it has been. But I can lay down later.
I am happy to report that I did not go over my calories yesterday.I was only under by 6 calories but as stressed out as i was that was a miracle.
I will give a report of all my daily goals tomorrow.
I did forget to tell you a couple of things that happened yesterday.
When we go to grocery store we divide and conquer.I usually have the most as I get all the produce stuff. After a bag boy completely covered a package of meat with cans that i didn't find until the next day i started a system.Bill protested at first but now he sees it helps.We put all refridge or freezer stuff in my cart and he brings up the rear with other stuff.That way all the stuff that has to be put up is in our cloth bags and easier for me to put up. The baggers need more training for sure. Last week I had to tell one to not put so much in them.He put one in my cart that was so heavy he could barely lift it.He took half out. But today was a real kicker.It is funny now but not so funny when it happened. It was a new boy and I saw him put tomatoes on bottom of bag but then he took them out so they wouldn't get mashed. I though.Ok This one has some common sense. Little did i know. Once I had a few bags I left for Bill to finish up.This way i get part in car and then he puts the rest in. Well******* There is a small ramp that leads from store front to road.As soon as I was in middle of the road i hear someone calling out to me.I look to my left and I have 4 tomatoes on ground. The lady comes over and picks them up.I thanks her and start to go and she say no there are more. I look on my right and there are about a dozen tomatoes everywhere. Then when I did move we found one mashed and one good one. When i got home I found the whole bag except for 4 tomatoes hit the ground. I will just keep them separated and use the dropped ones first. i am sure I was something to see sitting in middle of road in the stores motorized cart surrounded by tomatoes.
Next was what happened at 7-11.As i have said many times.Bill doesn't have much of a sense of humor.But on rare occasions he does come up with a good one. We always stop and get a soda on way home. Well as i pull up this very pretty large busted young woman comes out. Bill says it is the same one from before.The one we saw with most of her hind end hanging out and boobs over flowing. Then he goes and gets our drinks.When he gets back in car he asks me what time is it. i say why.he repeats himself and asks me the time. So I look and it is about 3:15.He then remarks that now he knows she will show up on Saturdays around 3. Ok it doesn't sound so funny now but at the time I thought it was. But then I am easily entertained.
I tried out the slushy / icy machine and it worked good.Will make real fine ice.
Bill was suppose to go to a car show in a town about an hour away but he cancelled.He is going back over to Joy's old place and replace some screening. It didn't look like she was getting any of her deposit back but after landlord saw all they had done it looks like she will get something back.
Just talked to Bill and he already has 2 screens done and only 3 more to go.
After i get the fog out of my head I need to get all my veggies prepped. i didn't do it yesterday like I usually do.Also need to make a pot of soup.May wait til tomorrow to make the soup.
In fact I may just head back to bed for a very early nap emoticon
Ok I will stop rambling. We are having beautiful Florida weather. It looks a little cloudy right now but temps will only be in 80's instead of 90's. Hope your weekend is going well. emoticon emoticon

  


Saturday

Saturday, October 02, 2010

It has been an exhausting day. Bill,Angel and Angels boyfriend got all of Joys stuff moved.Angel was still at it an hour ago.Bill came home around 2 and we got groceries.We laid down for awhile but still pooped.He is physically worn out and I am mentally worn out.
When I get worried or upset I usually do 2 things.Eat and spend money. Well I haven't got into the eating.Infact I stayed well within my calorie range yesterday and am doing amazingly well so far. I don't know where I will end up today but it shouldn't be bad.The only "junk" food I got was a bag of pistachio nuts.
But I did find something to buy at Winn Dixie. Bill just laughed at me. I got a Slushy/icy machine.I will see how it works later.
I plan on getting my nails done tomorrow and make a trip to WalMart. I want to pick up some of those peelers for gifts for a few friends.
I did get a little exercising in .
Watching The Big Bang Theory that I taped the other night.I need a good laugh.I only recently started watching this program and it is too funny.
Ok I am going to go fix some soup and salad. I was going to cook supper but just not into it.So it is every man for himself.
I did get a nice call from my oldest son.He did tell me that my 18 year old grandson has started having arthmia problems too.William was put on meds for it a few weeks ago.
And it looks like my youngest Rebekah is headed toward a divorce. But she is a very strong competent woman who will be fine.
Ok i am going to sit back and chill. Hope you are having a good day. I am glad my is almost over emoticon

  
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TILLIEBEE 10/3/2010 8:27AM

    Th'other day when I vlogged that one of my dd's boyfriends brought a dvd for me to watch, it was the first two seasons of Big Bang Theory!
No Joke!
I've seen three episodes and laughed out loud. Set the dvr up to record them right away.
And, NO ONE in my house wants to watch it either. So I hope my kid doesn't break up with her bf! He'll watch it with me!
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FEISTYMAMA 10/2/2010 10:19PM

    Pistachios aren't bad for you. They're a much better option than chips or chocolate.

I hope you and Bill get some rest. Being emotionally drained is just as exhausting as being physically drained. Good luck to Joy & Rebekah.

I've never watched The Big Bang Theory. My sister watches it and loves it. There's very few shows I watch now.

A diet coke slushy sounds good. Did you use ice and diet coke?

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KATIE233 10/2/2010 10:16PM

    hi Eleni, wtg on staying on track bravo to you! i looked for those peelers at zellers couldn,t find them i probably have to go to wal mart to get them.oh well some day i might find them. well i was bad today i was out shopping and i decided i wanted fish so we went to get some fried fish and onion rings for dad.so tomorrow i got to cook supper.don,t tire yourself out there Eleni, it takes me a few days to catch up again with my sleep.well take care and talk again tomorrow. emoticon

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RURAL3 10/2/2010 9:36PM

    just fyi Eleni, pistachio nuts are not junk food. If you eat them in proportion. They are a very good protien with good fat. They are only 170 calories for about 49 nuts. I find them an excellent snack food since they also take time to open them all up. Praying for you today my friend. emoticon

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MICKEY341 10/2/2010 9:35PM

    You sound like me...binge food or money.
Hope things work out with Joy, and am sorry about Rebekah, but those things have a way of happening and usually for the best. Hope she stays strong and gets through this without too much pain and problems.
Congrats on staying on track. That is a +,
Stay strong and you will do well. Have a good evening and night.=

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WHOAMOMMA 10/2/2010 8:48PM

    I've watched a couple episodes of "Big Bang" and yeah it is pretty funny. Funny helps get through the tough days.

Take care.

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VEGEFARMER 10/2/2010 8:47PM

    Well done on staying strong today Eleni, I'm pleased that the shift is over and that you can all sit back and chill till bed time. high 5. Proud of you.
Hugs

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OURELEE1 10/2/2010 7:59PM

  Hope you and Bill have a good night sleep? Take care. Your friend, Charlotte

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MARJIJANE 10/2/2010 7:46PM

    Enjoy your evening... helping anyone move is a huge task... you deserve a break today!
LTLY

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Can't wait til tomorrow to share this

Friday, October 01, 2010

My spark friend Pat who recently passed away always called me Ladybug. i have never ever seen a ladybug on my back patio. And look what appeared a few minutes ago. i couldn't get the micro to work on my camera but here it is anyway. All I can say is wow.

  
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CALVERTM 10/3/2010 8:07AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
How are you? I love the ladybug too, it is a sign from your friend, she's just stopping by to say hi. Glad to hear you're staying within calorie range. I agree the nuts are not bad for you as long as you stay in portion size which is hard for us. I'm still waiting for appetite to come back. I have had low appetite ever since operation. The PT told me as long as I'm hydrating myself, I'll be fine. She said it's from the warfarin (coumadin). I guess some people react differently to it. Well, I'm finished with it. I had to take it for a month and a month is up. I just take the pain med but only if knee is hurting and right before therapy appt. We took my special son out yesterday for the afternoon, it was such a beautiful day, we did lunch in the park. That's about it, nothing much else new, I go to PT now on Tues and Thurs. It looks like another pretty day again today, I'll see what I can get into. Take care,

Margaret emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 10/2/2010 11:45AM

  I truly believe that those we have loved NEVER leave us. What a beautiful blog. emoticon

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SMB19191405 10/2/2010 10:47AM

    It's wonderful that Pat thought to create a connection with you in such a tangible way. This is something that will always remind you of Pat.

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KATIE233 10/1/2010 11:16PM

    awwwww how sweet she sent you a lady bug telling you she is ok.now everytime you see one you know it,s from her. emoticonwonder why she called you lady bug when you like butterflies.
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VEGEFARMER 10/1/2010 10:02PM

    What a blessing that is.
Hugs.

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FLORIDASUN 10/1/2010 8:43PM

    Yep...it's just like I've always thought...we are ALWAYS connected to those that we love and care about...even if it's in a different way. That little ladybug and your dear friend just sent you the message loud and clear...I'm not afraid of death, I'll ALWAYS be with the one's I love and cherish...ALWAYS! emoticonYou especially my darling friend...you especially! emoticon emoticon I'm SO excited to see you in December...that will be a HAPPY day. I'm still thinking about the consignment furniture store...I've found a place right on US 41. It is owned by a landlord that we used to rent from way back in the 1980's when we had the big construction business....he said he would be honored to have us back as tenants...so I'm thinking about this opportunity pretty hard~ I always say nothing ventured...nothing gained. I woke up this morning after a fitful night of sleeping just debating the should we...should we not in my mind...the FIRST thing that sprung into my mind when I woke up was "just go for it"...hummmmmm very interesting don't you think? emoticon

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OURELEE1 10/1/2010 7:01PM

  Your friend will always be with you.

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SEAWILLOW 10/1/2010 6:59PM

    Awesome!

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JENNRUHE 10/1/2010 5:47PM

    That's amazing.

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FEISTYMAMA 10/1/2010 5:37PM

    That gave me chills. I totally believe in signs like that. Pat was stopping by to let you know all is well.

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REXTINE1 10/1/2010 5:37PM

    You remind me of Ann Lander's "pennies from heaven" stories. To have the ladybug show up just now is wonderfully strange.

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RAINBOWZLPN 10/1/2010 5:29PM

    emoticonwhat a wonderful sentiment, so sweet!!!! emoticon
Jennifer

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SPARKLETHYME 10/1/2010 5:27PM

    awww that is so very, very sweet! It's wonderful how your dear friend created this ladybug connection for you two before she ever passed. No doubt this is will the first of many ladybug "reunions" you can treasure.

Loved your post and am glad you shared it. My condolences for your loss... take care of yourself.
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NEWSTART127 10/1/2010 5:24PM

    Fabulous! emoticon

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SPARKGIRL285 10/1/2010 5:21PM

    That truly is amazing!

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MPARKER67 10/1/2010 5:21PM

    How amazing is that?

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Friday

Friday, October 01, 2010

I really hate to say it but eating was awful yesterday but back under control today. I have got to stop letting my kids problems and actions affect me. But as you mothers know that is difficult to do. Especially when they could end up harming themselves. Poor Bill will be dealing with a lot of it tomorrow as he is meeting Angel to go try to get Joy moved. I don't know how long she will even stay at new place.They think she has 2 dogs and she has 3 plus a new puppy she can't give to woman who bought it for another month.They are not small dogs either. I am afraid it is going to be even more problems.
Enough of that.
I have added another goal to my daily goal.An easy one.I haven't been doing the huddle so I plan to huddle in all my teams each day.
I have also joined some challenges on my Wheel Chair team. Am making myself a form to keep track of it all.Will be changing my weigh in to Fridays for awhile to not have so much to keep track of. But it should all help me.
I am doing good on most of my daily goals.Will give a full report on Monday. I have gotten all my exercises done and that makes me feel good.
i didn't sleep too good last night.I am not sure which is worse.Bill snoring or his c-pap machine. I wanted to smash that thing last night. My doc has agreed to drop my pressure to 8# but they can't come do it til Monday.That stinks. I was doing better with it but lately a couple of hours is all I can stand . I am sleeping better anyway. Hopefully once pressure is dropped i will do better. Haven't figured out what to do about noise from Bill's.
We may go later and get some new plants to replace ones that have died. I wish coneflowers would blown more often. Maybe I will get some seeds and see what I can do.
Ok i am going to go take a nap and see if that will refresh me some. Have a great day. Mine is much better than yesterday.So far.

  
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KATIE233 10/1/2010 11:12PM

    Hi Eleni, i hope you had a better sleep(nap). you might need to get ear plugs too. if i had a snoorer i would because i need all the sleep i can get hahaha! i get cranky if i don,t.i will keep my prayers for joy to get better.what kind of dogs are they? have a great day tomorrow and sleep well.bigggg hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 10/1/2010 8:50PM

    I soooo know what you are going through with your beautiful Joy...it's just so darn hurtful to see our children hurting. I witnessed that with my Brandy girl's self destruction for years!

All I can say is that you are NOT responsible, and you need every bit of energy you can muster to take care of your OWN self.

It's got to be extra hard for her daughter Angel to see her mother self destruct also. Just sad all the way around. I will remember you all...even our darling Bill who is sooo good to help you with all of this...in my prayers tonight.

Just concentrate on what you can control...Joy is beyond your control so all you can do is give that worry to a higher power.

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TILLIEBEE 10/1/2010 4:04PM

    Hang in there.
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You know you have lots of us who understand.
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MPARKER67 10/1/2010 3:52PM

    Hopefully the extra dog will be gone before the landlord finds out. Most times it is hard for Mothers to remember their children are adults and responsible for their own lives. I plead guilty.

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MICKEY341 10/1/2010 3:04PM

    Glad your day is going better. I am off to get fall garden plants. Enjoyed the broccoli last year, so thought I would try it again, also some brussle sprouts. I like to but then in the oven with garlic and olive oil and roast them .
Have a good nap and good day! Love ya

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VEGEFARMER 10/1/2010 3:04PM

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