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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

It was 37 when Bill left for work and is now around 45 on the patio.Not sure how cold it will get tonight. I am inside so I don't care as long as it doesn't freeze.
I did good with my eating yesterday and so far looks good for today. That is even with me making Christmas pretzels.
The brown ones are peanut butter.The colored ones are vanilla flavored.The red one is two ritz cracker with peanut butter .And the cupcake wrapper has popcorn with peanut butter candy. I only ate one pretzel,one cookie and one popcorn.Trust me that is awesome for me.This is what I kept out.I put a gallon size baggie full of pretzels in freezer and a quart bag of cookies in freezer.I hope I don't ruin them by freezing. If there is a better way to store them for 2 weeks let me know

We were suppose to take Roxy to another class but I bailed first and now Bill called and said he didn't feel up to going either.So she gets the night off. She is doing good with sit and down command.And is doing better at jumping up on people.She is learning all feet must be on ground to get petted.And sitting when told gets petting too.
Like all kids she does get sneaky. Today she was just plain bold tho.I looked to see what she was doing this morning and she was sitting very comfortably in my recliner.She didn't jump off until I got to chair. Bill said I need to keep a piece of newspaper handy for those naughty moments.
I am having trouble with breathing and walking but just the extra weight could be part of problem. I am working on it. Have to get the exercising in.
I am baking a one skillet dinner in over.Just a few potatoes couple slices of onion,couple carrots and trimmed porkchops with greek seasonings sprinkled over everything. I measured everything on my side and it is a 500 cal supper if I eat all mine. Gotta run.Hope you had a good day

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REXTINE1 12/9/2010 5:20PM

    The pretzels look great, but if I had one I'd probably have a really hard time stopping. It's like smoking for me - I don't dare smoke even one cigarette.

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KATIE233 12/9/2010 2:51PM

    all those goodies makes me want some. so does your supper. it takes time to teach dogs the rules but they will learn.have a great day.wtg on not eating all of the goodies.just a taste.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/9/2010 2:24PM

    I think your pretzels would last a couple weeks sitting out if they're tightly sealed. I keep mine in tupperware and they're OK. Of course they don't last more than a week or so.

Our dogs LOVE our furniture. One of our dogs loves sleeping on a pillow as well. If the pillow isn't just right, he'll fluff it up with his paws until it's just right. He won't do that to the pillows on our bed thankfully.

MMMM, dinner sounds yummy. I'm having veggie stir fry for dinner tonight.

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TSISQUAUSDI 12/9/2010 10:39AM

    You're doing fabulous, my friend!! Those pretzles sound yummy! I've got to get another cookie press so I can make Christmas cookies this year - Lord, give me strength!

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MPARKER67 12/9/2010 10:28AM

    Everything looks yummy. I am assuming you are giving most of this away as gifts as keeping it would be way too tempting. Dinner sounded delish. I had pea soup and liver and onions. Haven't had liver in ages!

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TILLIEBEE 12/9/2010 8:08AM

    Your pretzels look delicious!
A water spray bottle works even better with dogs! Plus it's funny and it will make you laugh at how fast she will skeedaddle.
Happy day!

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FLORIDASUN 12/9/2010 8:07AM

    Good girl on the eating! would be SO proud of me...I had all kinds of cookies, muffins, and brownies for the grand opening and did not touch ONE! I knew if I did that would be my waterloo...of course the hubs munched all day! I kept encouraging customers to take a cookie...less for us to bring home! I'll take the remaining one's back today and get rid of them...too much temptation.

I love pretzels dipped in chocolate and white chocolate...good thing you live a long ways away...I'd be in SERIOUS trouble!

I'm down to 168 now...or at least was last's really kinda weird that I am losing weight at this rate...but other than being really tired...I'm okay. I think it's all the extra movement and eating a good balanced blend of veggies, protein, and fruit if I want something sweet.

At this rate I'll be slim and svelte by the next time we get together and won't have to dodge the camera so effectively...hee..hee! emoticon

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RURAL3 12/9/2010 1:26AM

    I would like to have your cold spell which would be a heat wave for us. My little dog won't even go outside. I have to get him some boots or something for his frozen little feet.

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MICKEY341 12/8/2010 9:58PM

    Looks like you are getting ready for Christmas! I don't have any baking done. However, I made a big hole in my shopping today! I am so tired, I think I would need a name tag to know my name!
Your supper sounds wonderful. We had a BLT and a bowl of soup and an apple! Tomorrow I have to cook!
It is 40 degrees here (at 8:55 PM) but supposed to be cold for the week end! Our temps just go way up and then way down!
Take care! emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/8/2010 7:49PM

    Good Evening. I was listening to some old messages on my cell phone today when there you were wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving. How very sweet of you. I am sorry that I did not get the message. I am really bad at listening to my messages.

Take care and have a good day tomorrow.


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REEDSKI 12/8/2010 5:45PM

    Great blog.

The pretzels, cookie, and popcorn look like a celebration! Yum. There is a parent who always sends a tray of cookies for each teacher and I'm pretty sure she freezes them. They always taste good.

Dinner sounds delicious and the dog sounds like a fun dog!

I haven't exercised in over a week due to getting a sinus infection that traveled to my chest. I am on an antibiotic and should be back to exercising but for now I'm taking it easy.

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Busy Day

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

It has been a very busy day for me today.But I can see that I did get some things done.I finished up putting away all the trip stuff. Bill did almost all of it yesterday. I also got the two area next to my chair in living room cleared up.I clear of off and then it gets filled up a gain.Instead of a junk drawer I have this area.
I made some ritz covered in chocolate last night.Some are single and some i put peanut butter between two. Then I did a few pretzels.And guess what.I did not eat them all.i had 2 cookies and 3 pretzels today.All the cookies are in freezer. I hope that doesn't ruin them.
I am trying hard to get back on track.I am having trouble with breathing and walking much worse than usual.Some is fluid but some is extra weight I gained back. i used our his and her crock pots today for supper. That way I know exactly how many calories are in mine. It is just chicken with a few cut up potatoes and carrots. I did add 1/2 cup of dried lima beans to mine. That really pushed up the calories. Beans are so good but not light in calories. I have tracked calories and I have about 300 left to my top range. So if I can just keep my mouth shut I will have one good day done.
Here is a picture I took of Roxy when I was sitting out here.She just came over and laid her chin on my legs and looked at me with sad eyes. She actually cough up some yucky earlier. I don't do upchuck well. She seems fine now.

here is a pic of the key chains Bobbi has given me.The one of left that has the large heart is one she gave me this trip. i so cherish them and think of her every time I pick my keys up.

Ok I better go as Bill should be coming in the door at any minute.
I am trying hard to get myself turned around. I think the extra activity today should count for at least 10 minutes of exercise.
Ok I will say good night for now. Oh it was 38 degrees at my house this morning.It is now 46 but will start dropping soon.Hard freezes expected all around us.
Bill covered a few things last night even tho he hates doing it with a passion.

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MICKEY341 12/7/2010 11:53PM

    Roxey is a sweetie! Just look at the love in her eyes. She knows a good thing when she sees it!
Isn't it always the pits to get every thing back in order when you have been gone a few days? Just don't over do.
I heard that is was to get cold at your house. Hope your things out side don't freeze. I got all mine inside just in time!
Sounds like you are back on track...
Have a good night, Wanda

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FEISTYMAMA 12/7/2010 8:38PM

    I saw on the news that it was cold to the south. This morning it was -2 with the windchill. I start my car 10 minutes before I leave in the morning so it's not so cold for Addison. It was so cold when I left this evening when I left work my fingers were numb, and I was wearing gloves. I hate this time of year!

I have my chocolate but haven't made my pretzels yet. They're so time consuming.

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0309COOKIE 12/7/2010 7:50PM

    Roxy is such a pretty pup. I am sure she is happy to have you back home.

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TILLIEBEE 12/7/2010 6:23PM

    Totally love Roxy's sweet face.
Stay warm! It's a lot colder than that in my neck of the woods!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/7/2010 6:12PM

  That Roxy has the sweetest face. It's like she was meant to be yours. I know what you mean by a "Gathering Spot" for things to pile up..........the trouble with ours is that it is the entire dining room table!!!!!
I am having trouble with extra calories right now too........I think it is because I am used to burning them off and with the vertigo, I am having trouble exercising.
I received your beautiful Christmas Card. Thank You very much. Yours is all made out.............but I probably won't mail it for a few more days.
Take Care. I'll make you feel is 5 below zero here!

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MPARKER67 12/7/2010 5:51PM

    Wow, that is really cold for Florida. Hope the strawberries and oranges survive.
I ate bad today. George had a birthday and he stops at this wonderful bakery and brings us sweet rolls and amaretto cake. Most people bring in Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kremes so it is a real treat but bad for my diet. Have a good night and watch that night demon! emoticon

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Glad to be home

Monday, December 06, 2010

The weekend was nice but I am sure glad to be home.Here are some pictures of Bobbi and I and our hubby's. It is always nice to spend time with one of our spark pals. And the two hubby's got along great.

This is the living room of where we stayed. There is a full bedfroom and bath on each side of room. The two bathrooms was nice. LOL

This picture is sideways so you will have to turn your head.Roxy was very glad to be home.She has her paws on Bill's feet and was glued to him when we first got her home.

Ok I will blog more tomorrow.

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RURAL3 12/7/2010 10:03PM

    glad you had such a good time with Bobbi and her hubby. Sorry you weren't feeling well though. That was some hotel room. I am always glad to be home too.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/7/2010 1:36PM

    Great pics! It looks like you two had a great visit. The hotel room looks nice too.

AWE, Roxy looks so happy to have her daddy home!

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KATIE233 12/6/2010 10:49PM

    love the pictures, you sure look lovely and happy. glad you had a great time. i knew roxy would miss you and Bill. she was so glad you were back. so how did Bill,s team do?now rest and have a good sleep.back to meal watching tomorrow.take care and big hugs emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 12/6/2010 9:43PM

  How cool to be able to meet a Spark Friend in person. I'm glad you are home safe and sound.

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/6/2010 8:49PM

    Thank you for sharing these memories with us. So glad you had a good time and got to spend time with a special spark friend and hubby. Looks like Bobbi has been very busy making her jewelry.
Have a wonderful week. There is no place like home. Sandy

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FLORIDASUN 12/6/2010 7:48PM the pics...but I thought you were going to do some 'skinny editing'...hee..hee! Had such a GREAT time with you and Bill. You are such special people...wish we lived across the street instead of miles away...but hey...we are both in that's a good thing!

Had a wonderful time seeing you and the meal was pretty good too wasn't it? I actually dropped another pound...don't know how the heck that happened eating pasta...but I'll take it!

Sold a few more things all in all...I'm a happy camper!

The hotel was a castle...I wouldn't have left the place for three days either!

So happy Roxy is with her momma and papa again! You were both proud parents telling us all about her...I LOVED the stories! emoticon emoticon

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26M8J7 12/6/2010 7:40PM

    Loved the pictures. So glad you had fun. emoticon

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REXTINE1 12/6/2010 6:31PM

    Everyone needs a dog. They like you first, and never complain when you come home.

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SUNNY332 12/6/2010 6:14PM

    awe - what fun. Loved the photos! So glad you got to see each other and that you got to see the new shop.

Hugs, Sunny

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TILLIEBEE 12/6/2010 5:01PM

    Beautiful couples!!! You all look so happy and bright.
Loved seeing the guys had a good time, too.
Looks like you had a fun time, but there's no place like home...
with your Roxy girl.
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MPARKER67 12/6/2010 4:05PM

    Roxy is still pretty new and was worried you weren't coming back for her. Love the giraffes in the picture with you and Bobbi. Looks like you guys had a great time together!

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Sunday, December 05, 2010

This is our 3rd day here and I haven't left the room yet.We got here late Friday.I was suppose to go see Bobbi around noon but changed our plans.I am not feeling my best so I don't think I should be driving.I am still going to see Bobbi but it will be later today.After Bill finishes bowling this afternoon we will drive down to Bobbi's new store.Then we will all go out for supper.
Bill and his brother got a bronze metal yesterday.Today is singles and team this afternoon.Even tho Bill did good this morning he didn't win a metal.Hopefully the team will win something.
No need to talk about my eating as it is not good.Will try to get back on track when I get home.
Ok I think I will take a short nap before Bill calls. I am way behind in my spark mail.Will catch up when I can

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MPARKER67 12/6/2010 10:36AM

    Can't wait to see the pictures. Hope bill's team did good.

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MICKEY341 12/5/2010 10:18PM

    Hope you get to have a good visit with your friend. Enjoy your time away from the house, if you are like me, I am always ready to get home.
emoticon to Bill on the bronze. Hope he did well the rest of the time also.
Don't worry about your will get back on track when you get home.
Take a nap for me...I am tired! emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/5/2010 8:43PM

    Have a good rest and a wonderful dinner with Bobbie and tell Bill congrats on the bronze. Have a great rest of your time there. Sandy

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JUDY1676 12/5/2010 8:41PM

    Enjoy your time and feel better soon!

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KATIE233 12/5/2010 6:42PM

    i hope you are going to feel better soon. oh well when you are away the meals are always higher no matter who you are and how good you try.wtg Bill and hopefully the team does good and enjoy the time away. don,t worry about replying to me it,s ok.bye for safely home.

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SUNNY332 12/5/2010 5:30PM

    Have a wonderful dinner with Bobbi. I can't wait to see the photos.

Hope you are feeling better by this evening.

Hugs, Sunny

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REXTINE1 12/5/2010 5:30PM

    Tell Bill congratulations on his medal.

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OURELEE1 12/5/2010 5:06PM

  Rest and enjoy your trip.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/5/2010 3:46PM

    Have a good visit with Bobbi! It's never easy to eat well when you're away from home.

YAY for Bill and his brother for winning a bronze metal! I hope his team does well.

Have a safe drive home!!

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Short Blog

Friday, December 03, 2010

We Just here and I am exhausted.It is a 2 1/2 hour drive but it took us longer.We were almost at Gina's when Bill realized he left his bowling balls.We were only a few miles from house so we dropped off Roxy and before we got out of subdivision I get a call from Gina. Bill gave her the wrong bag.So we had to go back to Gina's after we got his bowling bowl to exchange bags.He gave her the one with fruit and some snacks.We had the one with dog food.So we did not get off to a good start.What should have been 2 1/2 hours was closer to 3 1/2.
Roxy did not eat all day.Got a text from Gina and she ate all her supper and is playing with Gina's son. She is posting pictures on facebook later for us to see.
Our room is awesome.Or rather our rooms.2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms,3 TV's full kitchen. I will take pictures of course and post when I get home. Oh it even has a fireplace.LOL
WEll I am tired so i will talk tomorrow. emoticon

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DEEO12 12/5/2010 7:52AM

    Sounds beautiful, Can't wait to see the pictures. Also have a great time!

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FLORIDASUN 12/4/2010 7:05PM

    Hey....SO GOOD to hear from you! You FINALLY made it...hee...heee! We have to razz Bill a little bit now don't we? The room sounds AWESOME...I'd be lighting that's surely COLD enough! The market today was one of the worst I've seen in awhile. I did hear they had a big art show in Ft. Myers so maybe that is where the crowds were. I only sold 5 Loop de Loos...but then a good customer did come into the gallery to see me and bought a beautiful when I add that to the tally it wasn't horrible...and yip...we sold a sofa and a dining room set at the the day ended up pretty okay after all.

I'm AND gallery duty just totally poop me out. I'll be restored though by tomorrow...I'll wait for your call around noonish...we'll meet at the gallery and then maybe do lunch...maybe Bill will be finished with his bowling by then and he and Don can join us...FUN! Hugs! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REXTINE1 12/4/2010 4:53PM

    I'm glad you did get there.

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PATRICIAANN46 12/4/2010 2:19PM

  I hope that you can relax and enjoy your luxurious surroundings. It sounds wonderful........

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SHOAPIE 12/4/2010 12:43PM

    Good thing Gina noticed so soon or you would have had to go shopping after you arrived and got a big surprise. emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 12/4/2010 11:38AM

    WOW, you did have a few snags leaving for your trip didn't you? I'm sure Roxy would've rather have had the bag full of snacks!! Our dogs get depressed when we leave them too. They don't eat well when we board them at the kennel, so the last time we went away we kept them at home and had my sister-in-law stay. They know her and they still didn't eat well. She'll be fine and so excited to see you both.

Sounds like you guys got an awesome room! When we stayed at the Kalahari resort in Wisconsin Dells a few years ago Jason got a good deal on room like that. It had 2 separate bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a fireplace, a huge living room, an eating area, and a huge balcony. It was nice. I would never pay full price for a room like that though!

I hope you get some rest this weekend! Enjoy!! I'm thinking about you while I look at the snow falling outside.

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EVER-EVOLVING 12/4/2010 8:25AM

    It took a while but at least you made it; now enjoy! The room or rooms I should say, sounds fabulous. Are you at a hotel? Hope Roxy enjoys her visit with the other family while you are gone. Good luck to Bill with his bowling!

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TILLIEBEE 12/4/2010 8:20AM

    Haaahahah!!!! You two were a sitcom yesterday!!!
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KATIE233 12/4/2010 12:00AM

    wow you wouldn,t enjoyed dog food for sure.well now that you made it you can relax and have a good sleep.enjoy you day tomorrow. roxy has someone to play with.that is good.take care .

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RURAL3 12/3/2010 9:15PM

    should have kept the dog food. It would have been good for the calories hahahaha! I am sure Roxy would have been fine.

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OURELEE1 12/3/2010 8:13PM

  Sounds wonderfull. Have a good time.

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CATHYJR73 12/3/2010 8:11PM

    Sounds like challenges in getting away but worth the trip?? Relax and enjoy emoticon emoticon

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