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A Lazy Do Nothing Day

Monday, November 15, 2010

Well do nothing but eat and mess up the kitchen. My sister put this on her blog and it so was me today.
My mind says" don't eat that,my hands just bring it to my mouth."
Yep it was one of those days. Woke up hungry and stayed that way all day. It wouldn't have been as bad if I haven't gotten into the fruit cake.Tons of calories there.I usually cut it up in small pieces and freeze for a small treat. I didn't get it done and there it was calling my name and I answered.And I answered in a big way.Thank goodness tomorrow is a new day.
Got a call from my son and it looks like they will be inducing his wife in a week or less.So we will be seeing the newest grandson soon.
Also got a call from my sister.She is back home and they will decide later this week what they are going to do about her heart.
I wish you could see the rugs in the other room.Roxy has them all in a ball from running back and forth at full speed. We have found one thing that makes her bark like crazy.She hates the vacuum cleaner and will try to bite wheels and barks her head off.She normally never barks.Bill had to put her in other room so he could vacuum living room.
Well I hope you guys did better than I did today but I will be good tomorrow.
Watching DWTS. I still can't believe Palin is still on there. Oh Well. I am voting for Max and Brandy. I don't care for Max's ego but they deserve it.
Ok Enjoy the rest of your day

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PATRICIAANN46 11/16/2010 4:42PM

  Oh Eleni.........We all have days like that. You will do better tomorrow. I think that you may be right about the Vertigo. It is somewhat better today, but if I don't improve more by tomorrow, I am going to call the Dr.
What do you think would happen if Palin wins????? Do you think they would change the voting procedure? The fact that she has made it this far doesn't seem to have much to do with talent?!?!?!
How exciting to have a new grandchild to look forward to. Hope all goes well.

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REXTINE1 11/16/2010 4:09PM

    It's easy for me to have a day when I eat everything is sight - I wish there was a quick cure for the impulse when it strikes. I hope your sister stays in good health and the doctors have a good treatment.

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MPARKER67 11/16/2010 9:42AM

    I have to start tracking. When I track, I watch what I eat. I need to start again.
Lots of dogs are afraid of vacuums but it sounds like someone teased her with one.

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SUNNY332 11/16/2010 8:33AM

    I ususally wake up hungry when I have had more carbs than protein the day before. Watching your carbohydrate intake might help.

Take care and have a GREAT day.

BTW - I voted for Jennifer. She and Brandy both are totally amazing. I am with you on Palin but think she is gone this round....

That Kyle sure had fun last night but I do believe the trophy will go to Brandy or Jennifer.


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TILLIEBEE 11/16/2010 7:49AM

    This has been my favorite DWTS season! Brandy should win for sure!

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KATIE233 11/15/2010 10:40PM

    i don,t eat much fruit cake if i,m lucky one small piece, but i went shopping on sunday and i got chelsie buns old my goodness all the walnuts and cherries ummmy i had to have a square of you not the only one that is bad sometimes.i can see all those mats in the room. the cat miss queenie don,t like the vaccume either she takes off upstairs but i chase her too with it.ok take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEO12 11/15/2010 10:19PM

    What is DWTS?
Don`t you just hate days like that where you are hungry all day long. Tomorrow is a new day, positive vibes i am sending your way. emoticon

I can't wait to see your new grandson as I just know your going to share pictures!

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DEE107 11/15/2010 10:04PM

    Saw the fruit cake and walked right by and some days we have a lazyday ..hugs

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EVER-EVOLVING 11/15/2010 9:09PM

    I'm watching too...I think Jennifer has an edge because of her dancing background. Anyway, like you said about the eating, "Tomorrow is another day." We all mess up from time to time, just start over in the morning! I never cared for fruitcake, even the homemade ones my mother in law bakes that everyone else raves about. Forgot to add, I am a first time grandma of a preemie! 7 weeks old tomorrow.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/15/2010 8:39PM

    I was shocked to see Bristol was still on DWTS. I haven't been watching it so I want to9 know how she made it so far.

I hope all goes well with the delivery of your newest grandson. It sure went fast, didn't it? I put a video of Addison on Facebook. She's starting to coo now.

I laughed just picturing Roxy biting at the wheels on the vacuum. Be careful on those rugs!! Be careful so you don't trip over her toys either. I almost took a spill the other day when I tripped on a dog toy.

I saw fruitcake at the store the other day. I don't believe I've ever eaten it and don't think I ever will. Is it true that fruitcake is good for years?

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

This will be short.
Today was grocery day.We tried out a new place for lunch.I have rated it as no return.Food wasn't bad but there are too many good lunch places around here.I didn't do great but didn't do real bad either.I had a cup of she crab soup and a greek salad. But I ate a big piece of bread dipped in olive oil and spices.
Then on to grocery store. Got lots of veggies etc.
But things went downhill when we got home.As soon as I got in door I had one of my "spells" This time I noted time and will get doc to check my ICD on Wed to see if it is my heart. My "spell" puts me to bed right now.I get too weak to even sit in a chair.Once I lay down and doze off for a few minutes I am better. I feel just fine now.This is first time in a long time since I had one.
I have been doing much better at my eating.Even been in my calorie range a few times. I will probably go over tonight as we had pizza from Domino's.The new 4 cheese one. But I will eat better tomorrow.
My older sister that lives on east coast is going into hospital tomorrow. It is sad that I am only sibling that talks to her. She is having some heart problem. Her children don't have anything to do with her either. That says a lot right there.
Ok I will say goodnight for now.Tomorrow I will post some pics of little Haven who stopped by to visit.
Hope you all had a good weekend.

Bill was so funny at grocery store.He finally saw all my grey hair or rather white hair..I was in cart and he was looking down at me. Before the perm it didn't show so much but with perm it is easy to see. emoticon

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KATIE233 11/15/2010 10:32PM

    sorry you not feeling well, going to take it easy for awhile.hugs to my dear friend. emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 11/15/2010 12:07PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your spell, and hope you stay better. Bill should be smart enough to see the white hair and ignore it, unless he was able to make you laugh. I hope your sister does OK.

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CANBDONE 11/15/2010 10:00AM

    My mom has those's when her b.p. drops too low. I'm still black and blue and sore all over from my car accident in Atlanta...but by God's Grace...I'm ok. My car...not so much. I still haven't heard if they're going to fix it or total it. They totaled the other driver's pick-up. My fault...failure to yield when I was turning left! How's your little doggie? I love my Gracie...she's HeavenSent! When you're feeling me if you're up to it. Love ya', Girl! emoticon

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SUNNY332 11/15/2010 8:32AM

    Hope you are feeling better today. Since you made a note of the day and time, doctor will be able to tell if it was indeed your heart.

Sorry about your sister. Praying she does ok.

Take care and have a Marvelous Monday.


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TILLIEBEE 11/15/2010 7:41AM

    emoticonthe white hair was funny. Rest up.

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FLORIDASUN 11/15/2010 7:03AM

    Ohhhh that's SO scary...I hope you are okay! What do you think causes the 'spells' is it a lack of oxygen to the heart? I'm putting you on my prayer list pronto!

My dear friend is suffering horribly with her colon cancer. It's SO hard that she has to endure such pain! She was such a strong feisty little lady. One of my few friends that I could tell ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to with no judgement. Those kind of friends are far and few between! We have known each other for over 20 years. You can see her in one of my Christmas craft party pics. I think she is wearing red pants and a white shirt in that pic...don't remember for sure but I think so.

SO SAD! I keep trying to get her to try my Green Lemonade smoothie...but she says she just doesn't have the energy to juice one up. Her daughter should do it for her...I don't know why she won't ask her to...she's right there in the house with her!

I'll have to go over and do it myself...she needs those nutrients...PRONTO!

Hugs to you darling friend...I'm so funny when someone I love is hurting it's like I am experiencing their pain my very own self. Some people have told me I'm a 'sensitive' what ever the heck that is. emoticon I don't know...I just HATE it when people I love are suffering...HATE IT! emoticon

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26M8J7 11/15/2010 2:44AM

    I hope that you and your sister feel better. It sounds like you have been pretty busy. emoticon

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LESLIES537 11/14/2010 10:13PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your spell and am glad you're feeling better. I'll send up some prayers for your sister. I think the fact that you're the only sibling talking to her speaks volumes too. I commend you for that. Life is too short to hold grudges!

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2BFREE2LIVE 11/14/2010 9:32PM

    I hope you feel better soon.
Hubby and I had a very foggy day here at the beach and it is suppose to get cold this week.
Looks like winter is coming weather we want it or not it was snowing in the close by mountains today.
Have a good rest. Sandy

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ANNETTE117 11/14/2010 8:56PM

    Sorry to hear you had a spell. I am glad you are feeling better. Glad you were not alone. Take good care of yourself.

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DEEO12 11/14/2010 8:50PM

    Your blog says Saturday. lol I thought I was in the wrong day but it is you. lol Don't you hate when that happens lol.

I sure hope it wasn't you heart. Take it easy. Hope your feeling better tomorrow. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 11/14/2010 8:42PM

    I have lots of grey hair. I didn't color my hair when I was pregnant and now I want to get a hair cut before I color it again. If I color it now I'll have to use 3 boxes. I've been plucking my greys out.

Please take care of yourself! I hope you're feeling better.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Yesterday was a busy day for me.When we got home around 6:30 I was tuckered out. I never even went near computer. I wanted to go to bed at 8 but I made it til 10.Thankfully I found a cute movie on the disney channel. I never go to bed at 10.That is super early for me. But I a lot after being sick most of the week. But I am bad at over doing when I get a not too bad day.
First I meet a friend for lunch.Dawn was my co -leader during one of my many years as a leader in TOPS.She left a few years before I did but we have stayed in touch,In fact she is one that has actually come to see me at home several times. I picked a quiet place versas a better food place.There is a local deli that is packed all the time but I picked another smaller place that is quieter.Food was ok but nothing special.But we were able to sit as long as we wanted and catch up. Then as I was leaving Bill called. He had Roxy at dog park and she didn't do well riding in his old 65 chevy.It made her a little sick so he wanted me to bring car to get her. So after a quick stop at house I headed to dog park. Roxy had a great time and ofcourse knowing Bill there always seems to be females around.Yep some young thing was there.LOL. But there was also a man that had a small lab and was telling Bill about a class he put his dog in which sounded good.
After we took Roxy home we headed to get my nails done. I always hate going but glad once it is done.Then to WalMart. I wanted to look for a dress again and some more battery operated peelers. Didn't find either.Bill found a flannel shirt.I told him something was wrong when I find nothing to get. THEN And Bill is to blame 100%. I was heading to the check out with one shirt and some advil when he decided to look at another place for peelers. he was in the silverware part. I joined him and decide to just pick up 4 cheapo dinner forks.No set just a few extra forks.I think they were like $2 for 4. You have to have figured out what happened next." Bill " starts looking at sets because he didn't like any of the cheapo's. So we ended up getting 2 sets of 4. Bill did it Bill did it.I am innocent this time. As we were in check out they had the 3 kinds of popcorn tins.The ones that at one time were only $1 and now are $5 and up. And I like them so I got one to have popcorn to snack on.More calories than ones I use but still a good snack. So a bill that should have been very low ended up being $80. So now you know Bill in the instigator sometimes.
Next was supper. Bill has been wanting to go to LoneStar steak house so I took him there. I don't mind paying for a good meal but this was a $20 at best meal that costs us $47 plus tip. We both got French onion soup that wasn't bad.Would have been better if it was hotter. Then in trying to be good I ordered grilled trout with some lobster and shrimp pieces and fresh veggie mix. Now nothing irritates me as much as a picture of a dish and actually dish nothing alike. The picture showed about 3 good size bites of lobster and about 4 regular size shrimp.You now whats coming.The plate came with 2 very small pieces of fish that looked ok but not the other stuff.Then he set this very tiny bowl down.Yep that was the lobster etc.The whole thing might have filled a tablespoon. One very small piece of lobster and 3 tiny tiny shrimp and it was barely warm. I do have to stay the bread was killer. A very warm wheat type bread. Overall I would rate my meal as a C-. or less.
Oh Before we ate we stopped at petco where the guy told Bill about dog classes. Bill went in and the young man that gives the classes was there.So Miss Roxy starts a 6 week basic training class on Tuesday.We mainly want her to learn to lay down when we tell her and not jump all over people that come in house. This guy had the most beautiful dog.Bill told me about it and he came out of store with him.Almost solid white eskimo dog looking.
Oh While I was getting nails done Bill went to petsmart that is in same plaza to get more food and a ball for Roxy.he also got a frisbee.He is hoping Roxy will catch a frisbee, The ball he got is tough and will last a little while but she has already chewed the side of frisbee up. Just like having a kid around.
Ok so you see while I was tuckered out.
Bill has gone this morning to a big car show that is once a year. He looks forward to it each year.
Ok I think I am caught up. I am going to just take it easy today. I have to make up all my meds anyway. maybe we will try to play the new word game I got weeks ago.
Here is a picture out my window and one of flowers Bill got me. We both like flowers.I asked him to bring some home and he said he was thinking about getting some already.Great minds think alike LOL

It is a beautiful sunny day here in Florida.
Oh I haven't weighed yet and I am sure of some kind of gain.But I am doing much better. Thursday I stayed in my range and not sure about yesterday.But don't think I went over much.

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CALVERTM 11/16/2010 7:35AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Sounds like you're having some serious cravings. I'm like you, if the stuff is there, I'm going to eat it, although, I hate fruit cake. Husband is home and finally plugged into the oxygen yesterday (whew!). It's been pretty stressful for me dealing with his depression and persistent pain from joint disease but I think he's finally coming to terms with this situation. He truly doesn't need anymore pain in his life but God does work in mysterious ways. I always love your blogs and Roxy is so cute, although driving you crazy sometimes I guess. We've had yucky weather here, cloudy, rainy, just blah weather. I can't chat long but will get on later to comment some more on your blog and try to get mine moving more, I have gotten some responses though which I'm real happy about. Anyway, I have to shower and get ready for therapy.

Margaret emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 11/15/2010 6:53AM

    Hey my busy bee! emoticonhee..hee...couldn't find a 'bee' emoticon so had to settle for a butterfly...but you'll like that one better anyhow!

You are one busy little lady! Roxie is going to be a supa star doggie student and Bill will be her proud papa! emoticon

Your nails always look SO nice...I noticed them when you came to visit me. I used to get mine done also..but with all the abuse the jewelry making does to them gave them up. I do try to maintain a nice French pedi as I demonstrate my Loop De Loo anklets a lot with my sandals and bare toes peeking they say 'presentation is everything'...huggers to you lovely friend. And yes...I think Bill is an instigator...DH has no shopping patience fact if I didn't buy his clothes...he'd be running around naked...oh my! emoticon

Whoops...forgot to tell you how beautiful the flowers are...amazing! I LOVE fresh flowers..I'll try to keep a bunch in the gallery..just for my customers too! emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 11/14/2010 8:49AM

    I really enjoyed this blog. It was like having a phone conversation!
First.....we've taken dogs to the PetSmart classes and ours aren't going to win prizes for being super smart, but we had a great time and they did learn the major stuff. We didn't work consistently (my M.O.) with them and because Bill will work with Roxy so they'll go to the head of the class.
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I could write a book about deceptive restaurant menu photos and descriptions but of ALL OF THEM, I can tell you I will NEVER set foot in a Red Lobster again in my life. My husband wouldn't have gone in to begin with, but I went with a daughter. It was their commercials that got me.
Hope you feel better!!!!

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ANNETTE117 11/13/2010 9:03PM

    Love your flowers. Hate when food is over advertised on the menu, too.

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FEISTYMAMA 11/13/2010 6:43PM

    WOW, that was a busy day! Did you sleep well?

I'm sure Roxy will do well in her class. She loves her Bill and will want to please him. My sister-in-law took classes at PetSmart and passed on her 2nd try. Her dog is dumb as can be. Roxy sounds smart, she'll do great. My dogs chew up their toys as well. Usually within an hour of getting a new toy it's in shreds, even the harder rubber ones.

When it comes to shopping at Wal-Mart, you trained Bill well. emoticon

I haven't been to LoneStar in a few years. The food was OK. I thought it a little pricey for the quality. I'm sure restaurants don't serve hot soup anymore for fear people will burn themselves and sue the restaurant.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/13/2010 6:39PM

  After reading your blog, I had to take a nap!!! What a busy lady you are!!!
emoticon for sharing the pictures of your flowers. They are beautiful.
I hope that you have a restful weekend. It is dark and rainy here, but it keeps me inside, where I did manage to get a lot of house cleaning done today. I even washed our Australian Terrier, Tyke. He was NOT happy!!! But he smells much better.
Take care.....

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SUNNY332 11/13/2010 5:32PM

    It is very cold here - temps in the low 40 and 20-25 mph wind gusts. I am in sweats and still can't get warm. I went out this morning to the craft show at our local High School which was nice but got chilled going in to the show and haven't warmed up yet.

Roxie is starting school? That's great.

Have a great Sunday. We have church and then will go to Hannibal to spend the afternoon with Dad.

Hugs, Sunny

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EVER-EVOLVING 11/13/2010 12:46PM

    You are busy, busy, busy! I know what you mean, I don't know why but restaurants don't serve soup hot anymore...I'm lucky if mine is even lightly warm. The picture and the actual dish are never the same, are they? Glad Roxy will be taking classes; it'll be great for her. I guess dogs just have to get used to riding. Anyway, have a great week end.

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KATIE233 11/13/2010 12:45PM

    nice flowers, that was a bummer about the meal out. hahaha cute Roxy chewed the freezbe that is what she thinks about it! anyways it was hers. hope she will like the classes. we are taking dad shopping at zellers today he wants to get some christmas shopping have a restful day hope Bill took the camera with him to the car show. big hugs and give one to Roxy too.

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REXTINE1 11/13/2010 12:07PM

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, but I can't believe that you think I have a busy day. Yours sounds a lot busier. I never knew that Bill had a 65 Chevy - and in running condition. Does he have an antique plate on it? It must be a fun car, and your dog must be a beginner rider.

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DEEO12 11/13/2010 11:30AM

    I didn't know you were a TOPS leader at one time. I have a charm that I got years ago from TOPS. Anyways, You did have a very busy day. Maybe it wouldnt be a bad thing if your body gets use to going to bed earlier. It might mean not late night eating.

You and Bill are such great (parents) to Roxy!

Glad you are trying to stay in your calorie range. I too am finding it hard at times too, but lets get down to business and get her done!

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Starting Over Once Again

Thursday, November 11, 2010

No Beat Ups-- Just get Ups No Beat Ups-- Just get Ups No Beat Ups-- Just get Ups
This is what I am telling myself over and over today. So far I have done well.So even if I mess up later I have done better today. I did 45 minutes of chair exercises in segments. I have a low cal breakfast and lunch.
I have been thinking about a very special spark friend today. I am always so amazed when people tell me they enjoy my blogs or that I inspire them.I live a very quiet boring life but people seem to like to hear about the silly stuff that does happen.As for inspiration.Sorry guys but you are looking at wrong person. There are so many more sparkers who are awesome. And one that I was thinking about a lot today was Ann or EMMABEL an amazing lady from Australia. She reposted a before and after picture for me not long ago and I have it right here on my desk. Sometimes I am inspired by it as I know she had and still does have to struggle so much.Other times it makes me feel very guilty because I am doing so badly at losing. But she just is so awesome .Please check out her page and some of her blogs. You will really be inspired

It wouldn't be my blog without some pictures. Some of you may remember the story of my spark friend Pat who passed away that called me ladybug.Well it happened again.As I was in the exercise room I looked out the window to see if my sunflowers were blooming yet. One guess of what was on the single bloom.
A lady bug. here are just a couple pics.The rest are on Facebook and Flickr

And here is our Roxy girl

I am feeling so much better today.I even slept better too.Roxy and I will go take a nap shortly. But I do feel better than I have in several days.But I am tired.But I am always tired.
Hope you are having a good day.The weather is nice here but very warm.have my AC going.It is in the 80's. I love living in Florida. emoticon

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LESLIES537 11/12/2010 11:56AM

    I too, believe you are inspiration because you are real, you share the same struggles and joys as us, and you have a great attitude. Don't sell yourself short!

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!! Pat is very much still with you in spirit as she has proved once again! What an awesome Sparker she is!!

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SUNNY332 11/12/2010 9:30AM

    Loved your photos.

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TILLIEBEE 11/12/2010 7:55AM

    Love your photos today! Starting over, starting over. Meeeeeeeeeeee Tooooooooooooo! emoticon emoticon

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KATIE233 11/11/2010 11:00PM

    I love your pictures of your flower and the lady bugs specially the one that is flying well done. Roxy must be waiting for Bill. She is a beautiful doggie. yes Eleni, i love hearing from you and seeing what you are writing about today even if it,s good or bad.we Love you so we got to hear from you. you know my life is so boring it is interesting to see other people do in their lives in other parts of this big world of aunt she has her own blog too and i read it everyday too but she don,t put things out everyday.hers is crafts even if i,m not interested i read it anyways. so Eleni, just keep doing what you are doing we love it and you are a great person. big hugs emoticon

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26M8J7 11/11/2010 9:43PM

    Your kindness inspired me when I saw your compassion for Pat. I realized how special you were. You are an inspiration to me. As you well know I am starting over too and starting over is a good thing. We are in this together! Our successes and our failures are making us more determined to reach our goals. emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 11/11/2010 8:45PM

    You have a pretty big cheering section, including me. Keep going.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/11/2010 7:21PM

  Don't sell yourself short...........You are an inspiration. Many might have given up and you haven' encourage the rest of lead by tell great Bill stories...........and now you have a cute dog........What more could we want??????? Oh.......I almost also have the biggest and most awesome orchid I have ever seen!!!!! emoticon

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OURELEE1 11/11/2010 7:20PM

  I wait everyday to read your blogs. They are down to earth and real. You mess up we hear about it when you do good we hear about. Just the plain true of what is going on in your life. You are the person behind the blogs. Keep them coming we are all facing the same problems. You have a way of making us all feel human. So Glad to be your friend. Charlotte

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RURAL3 11/11/2010 6:45PM

    glad you are feeling better. I love the pick with the fluttery wings bug. And your Roxy is really cute. No beat ups just get ups now get up and go girl.

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DIASTER 11/11/2010 4:54PM

  Dear Eleni
You are an inspiration because you are real, you face the same trials and tribulations as most of us. You are not out there running miles and miles like some but you trudge along one day at a time with so many of us, Good days, and some not so great but we are not giving up, we will make it, maybe we fell short of this years goals, but we have grown and connected and will keep going until we make it all happen.
Your family, even the newest member are like ours not all perfect but with some perfect moments. Thanks!

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MPARKER67 11/11/2010 4:21PM

    I think it is because you haven't given up. And,how many woman power plant operators do you know? emoticon You are right. Emmabe1 has done great.

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EMMABE1 11/11/2010 3:24PM

    Oh Eleni!!
You have me in tears - Thank you so much - I still find it hard to believe I am an inspiration - I just am doing what has to be done - and I am gaining so many benifits from it - health, mobility, self-confidence but more than anything - the wonderful friends I have got though SP!!
Thank Eleni - we will both get there - together!!
P.S, Love your puppy dog!!

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FEISTYMAMA 11/11/2010 3:04PM

    Oh hush now. You are in inspiration! It's so easy to say it isn't working and give up, but you get up every day and try your best. You blog about it and it truly helps others. You also have wonderful ideas that you share.

You have definitely touched my life more than you know. It saddens me that you are so far away. You are a beautiful person inside and out and don't you forget it!!

Now that I've said that...Roxy is adorable!! Is she waiting for Bill in the 1st picture? I really like her coloring too. The whole ladybug thing gave me chills again. I really believe it's a sign from Pat, bless her soul.


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DEEO12 11/11/2010 2:50PM

    I enjoy reading your blogs. I always make it a point to read yours daily. Missed you when you were sick. So glad you are feeling bettter!

Wow Roxy is getting bigger. Or at least it looks that way in the pics.

I like that you posted pics as you always take good ones of flowers etc.

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0309COOKIE 11/11/2010 2:45PM

    I enjoy reading your blogs and always love your pictures. The ones of Roxy are priceless. She is a doll.

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ANNETTE117 11/11/2010 2:37PM

    You are an inspiration. Great job getting in your chair exercises. I am so proud of you.

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KAKONOLADY 11/11/2010 2:29PM

    wow-nice pics!! You can and will do this!!-I am sorry to hear about your sparkfriend who passed away!!-but how amazing the ladybug....there are angels among us in every shape and form!!-May God bless your journey to a healthier you!!!_Crystal

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Altho i felt yucky when I first got up as time goes i feel better.
Bill stopped by to fix fence so other dogs can't get thru. Roxy was ecstatic to see him and get some early play time. She is so spoiled.She is over by front door now.i think she is hoping he will show up. She is sitting where she can see me too and if I leave this room she is right there.
I am hoping Bill is going to survive all the playing.He had her out back last night playing chase with her and tripped over his own feet.Fell flat of his face and of course she thought he was still playing.So she is on his back trying to lick his face. I am sure glad she is gentle with me.Bill didn't get hurt but I had to laugh.
My throw together supper was good. I liked it better than Bill.We ate it before the potatoes were real soft but I was hungry. Of course I saved all the leftovers. Even the leftover veggies I had on my plate. One guess what I did with it.If you follow my blogs you know I made soup. I had some chicken noodle soup left so it went in pot first.Then I cut all the potatoes up into smaller piece and cut up all the onion.There was one small pork chop and I cut it up.Lots of the sauce was still there.It all went in with the noodle soup.Then I remembered my leftover veggies and in they went.Added some spices and let it simmer until potatoes were done.It is so good. It is much better than my low cal soup I make. But just remember to save all you leftovers.A bunch of small leftover makes a great soup.You can even add them to a can soup to make it better.
It is only 3 weeks until we go to Ft Myers for Bill's bowling thing. I am so glad I have a great doggie sitter. I am looking forward to seeing Bobbi and her new venture.
We are back to the 80's again.I need to get the air on as it is getting hot in here. No wonder.It is 79 in here.AC is going now.
Ok Tomorrow i have to get back to business.I have gained so much weight this week.i don't know how much is fluid and how much is real. But I should be able to exercise a little tomorrow and watch the old elbow bend. I hate having to lose the same pounds over and over and that is all I have done for the past year.Others are successful so I know it can be done. i am so glad for Start Overs.
Hope you are having a good day. It is time for Roxy and I to take our afternoon nap emoticon

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KATIE233 11/11/2010 2:25PM

    I,m glad Bill didn,t hurt himself. puppies can be tiring but they will slow done in another year or so hahaha!if you have a favorite toy she loves get it and throw it to her that is good exercise for both you and her but she has to return it to she digging holes yet? there is one across the street she sleeps in the hole she made it is cool for her.glad your dinner was good and leftover are good in soup i know. i ,m the one who eates left overs here i make myself a plate and microwave is always better the next day or so.take care and have a super day.

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EVER-EVOLVING 11/11/2010 7:21AM

    Glad Bill's fall didn't hurt him! I love that kind of soup where all the leftovers go in! Bet the pork chop made it have a great taste. I LOVE homemade vegetable soup...I think I could eat it three times a day! It has been warm here the last couple of days, almost up to seventy. I hope this winter is a mild one! Good luck on losing the weight, I know what you mean about struggling with the same pounds! Enjoy your Thursday.

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26M8J7 11/10/2010 8:32PM

    The soup sounded like it was so good!!

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SUNNY332 11/10/2010 7:50PM

    Glad Bill did not get hurt.

Hope you got a nap and woke up feeling even better.

Hugs, Sunny

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REXTINE1 11/10/2010 6:40PM

    I hope you have a good trip to Bill's bowling thing. With a little luck you will lose all the weight you gained before traveling, and feel much better. I'm hoping.

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MPARKER67 11/10/2010 5:18PM

    Glad your soup turned out good.

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SMB19191405 11/10/2010 3:26PM

    Sounds like the Roxy is a handful - but much loved.
I'm glad you are feeling better. I had a great week with several days of hiking/walking out at the state park. We visited the wineries and did some shopping also. I've been back home since Sunday evening and it seems like all I've done is eat. I know I have to get back with the program. I took my dog to the county park a few miles from here and we had a nice hike. Now if I can quit eating as soon as I get home! Have a great day!

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DEEO12 11/10/2010 2:44PM

    Try not to beat yourself up for any weight gain. You were sick and that was not your fault. Tomorrow is a new day! Glad you are feeling better!!!

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FEISTYMAMA 11/10/2010 2:27PM

    I so wish you lived closer, I'd be over for lunch and dinner every day!! emoticon

Awe, Roxy loves her daddy. Is Bill sore after his spill yesterday? Tell him he needs to be careful!!

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