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Merry Christmas to the best folks in the world

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Just a fast blog as I have to get dressed.We are going to Bill's brother for dinner today.Angel is going with us as Brianna is going to her boyfriends.
According to facebook my other grand daughter Felicia is now expecting a girl instead of a boy.The fact that I found out on facebook says a lot.
It is a beautiful day here in Florida.Not very Christmasy.Sun is shining brightly and temps are perfect.
Here are some before and after of two of my Christmas cactus

The little white one
Here are my electronic drums.Sounds just like drums.Can change each pad to a different sound. Gives me something to beat my frustrations out. I have no idea how to play drums and but love them. Will have to get ear phones so I don't drive Bill nuts. LOL
Ok Have to get ready. Hope you are all having a great day.

  
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MDMNINA 12/27/2010 1:32PM

    Beautiful! I just love Christams cactus!

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MPARKER67 12/27/2010 12:52PM

    Drums??? I have no musical or artistic ability. The world needs people like me to appreciate the rest of you.
I got enough gift cards to get my e-reader. I am excited.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/26/2010 2:14PM

    The drum set is adorable, and a great gift!!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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NEWSTART127 12/26/2010 12:07PM

    Oh my gosh, the drum pad looks like it would be so fun! Love your Christmas Cactus, too! Beautiful! Hope you and Bill have fun with your new toys!

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FLORIDASUN 12/26/2010 9:29AM

    Wow...you as a drummer...strikes a smile to my face! That has to be FUN! Love that Christmas cactus...I have one too and it puts on a show every year just in time for Christmas! Enjoy the season dear friend!

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KATIE233 12/25/2010 8:18PM

    love your cactus pics some looks like there are dying and than blooms are wonderful.the top one is amazing lots of blooms.i like your drums cute.what kind of books did you get. enjoy your meal out.well it don,t matter what the sex is only if they are healthy aeh!i know if the baby is a boy or girl i know you will love the little one and spoil the baby.well take care and get some rest.

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TRIGFROST 12/25/2010 7:30PM

    Beautiful Pictures SparkFriend....Merry Christmas emoticon
It blew snow here today... but nothing more for this Christmas Day...

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TILLIEBEE 12/25/2010 1:30PM

    Merry Christmas!!!
Great gift!
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2BFREE2LIVE 12/25/2010 11:28AM

    MERRY CHRISTMAS I LOVE YOUR CHRISTMAS CACTUS AND MAYBE IF I HAD ONE OF THOSE DRUM SETS MY HUBBY WOULD LISTEN WHEN I TELL HIM SOMETHING. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. SANDY

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DEBTOLOSE 12/25/2010 11:04AM

    Love your Cactus pics Have a very happy holiday emoticon

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Thursday

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sorry I still haven't got caught up with my sparking.I did get to a lot of blogs but haven't made a dent in responding to people who posted on mine.Please be patient with me.I do appreciate all the kind words. You are all so special to me.
By now all of you with young children are having some excited kids.It is so much fun when they are little.They get so excited.
Bill wants one of those remote control helicopters so I told him I would get it but he has to pick out the one he wants. We have done christmas with kids but we haven't exchanged gifts yet. I can just about guess what he is getting me.He isn't very good at surprising me. But he is all I need anyway. He did get me one of those stuff animal pillows.I sleep with it now.LOL.
I have a few more pictures but they are on other computer.My christmas cactus are all blooming.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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KATIE233 12/24/2010 10:09PM

    hi Eleni, yes tomorrow will be crazy here for awhile coady she is 20 and she is now excited for christmas to be here.i,ll be glad when the supper is over. than my holidays start a whole week.i,ll have lots of pictures. take care and have a good rest.merry christmas you all.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/24/2010 8:00PM

    Alex is really excited about Christmas. He's having a Starwars Lego Christmas. Right now the kids are in the other room with Jason's family opening presents. I was able to finish the rest of my wrapping so I can relax tonight.

We bought Addison one of those animal pillows. It's the monkey one, go figure!! Jason can't keep a secret from me no matter how hard he tries. He does spoil me though.

Have a Merry Christmas!!

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OURELEE1 12/24/2010 2:40PM

  Merry christmas and Happy New Years.

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SHIRLEYX 12/24/2010 1:49PM

    Merry Christmas!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/24/2010 11:43AM

  "But he is all I need anyway." There is no need to wish you a Merry Christmas. You have it all year long with your wonderful relationship.
Take care and enjoy the helicopter. I bought one for Ken a few years back and ended up playing with it more than he did.......
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SUNNY332 12/24/2010 9:44AM

    emoticon Merry Christmas Eleni - do have a good one.

Sunny

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TILLIEBEE 12/24/2010 8:35AM

    What I love about you and Bill is that you guys get each other gifts all the time!
I thought you got a new stove! What lovebirds!
Next you'll get a partridge in a pear tree.
Love it!
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0309COOKIE 12/24/2010 12:09AM

    I bought a friend of mine one of those remote control helicopters. I thought it was cute. I don't know if he is going to like it or not. Time will tell.

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Another short blog

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sorry but it has been a very stressful two days.So much drama but it is getting much better. It is too complicatd to explain but somehow i was the bad guy(Sound familier Tillibee)And I didn't do or say anything bad.
But it has been resolved for now. I will never get caught up to you all.I am so sorry.
But end result is that we are going to be great grandparents.We are expecting a great grandson in May. Our grand daughter Felicia just found out she is pregnant. She is almost 21. Her mother has calmed down and made nice with me.It really was bad.Why our children turn on us has never made sense.I never did that to my mother
Now we are hoping Felicia will move back from Texas.I think she will after she has time to think about it.
I will try to catch up some tomorrow.

  
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FEISTYMAMA 12/24/2010 7:56PM

    Babies are blessings and I'm sure all will work out.

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DEEO12 12/23/2010 8:12PM

    Family drama seems to be more at this time of year. It always seems to come at once too. Just try to remember it will pass. Worry about the things you can change and the things you cant change? Well they will always work themselves out. emoticon

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RURAL3 12/23/2010 12:44AM

    I can certainly identify with family drama. I am not sure why we are always the "cause" but I guess someone has to be. Only take what belongs to you. Sweet Dreams

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DIASTER 12/22/2010 7:03PM

  How about sending our relatives to that island?, we get to stay here, well on days like today at 71 degrees.
The drama isn't so great for your health and you have enough problems there. Just maybe you can concentrate on the wonderful and beautiful little ones in your family, seems like our grown daughters need Valium or a pop upside the head.

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MPARKER67 12/22/2010 4:23PM

    And how would she being pregnant be your fault? If I remember, you were presented with her going to Texas as a done deal. Oh well, I always assume the other person must be under a lot od stress and lashing out at the person they love the best. emoticon

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OURELEE1 12/22/2010 2:33PM

  So sorry you are having a bad time with family. Sometime you love them and other times you hate to see them come. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 12/22/2010 12:19PM

  At least we can say that "Life is never Dull" with our family dramas. I hope you get some relief from your stress soon. You don't deserve anything but joy........especially during the Holiday Season.
Take care and when you get down, think of that sweet bundle that you will be cuddling next year at this time. emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/22/2010 9:15AM

    Sometimes, the holidays brings out the worst. Hang in there - this too shall pass.

Congrats on the new grandbaby.

Hugs, Sunny

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TILLIEBEE 12/22/2010 9:05AM

    emoticonWe always seem to be in the same boat. Maybe we should sail it to some wonderful island somewhere! At least you have Bill. That helps alot!

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EVER-EVOLVING 12/22/2010 12:19AM

    Life can sure be hard sometimes, but I guess we just have to roll with the punches the best we can...

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JUDY1676 12/22/2010 12:19AM

    emoticon on the upcoming Greatgrand baby!

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KATIE233 12/22/2010 12:14AM

    well there ,s your christmas present for this year.and a new baby to hold next christmas pictures.your family is getting bigger all the time.it,s so nice having little ones around makes christmas much more fun.take care and rest some more those busy days will tyer people out. mine will be boxing day i,m going to hide that day from everybody after christmas.just kidding.take care and big hugs

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MICKEY341 12/22/2010 12:10AM

    Sorry you have been so stressed. This is a very stressful time of year, regardless.
Just take one day at a time...We have no control over the past, it's gone, the present should be enjoyed and the future will take care of it's self! Ask yourself , "Who will care about this in five years?" Kids can break your heart, but you still love them. Isn't that strange?
I know you are excited about the new little one. And looking forward to another new one!
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Sunny Monday

Monday, December 20, 2010

I have been tired today.We have been so busy the last two days. I was happily amazed at how much Bill and I got done.
The party was nice.Some special people didn't make it.It is impossible to find a day that everyone can come. We had 29 people here in our small space. We had 9 people missing.
But everyone had plenty to eat and enjoyed catching up with everyone.We meet the young lady that will probably marry our oldest grand son.She seems very nice and my Daughter in law likes her so that is good.

The boys still tower over me. In this picture the one with long hair took his shoes off and the other two were stretching.He is actually taller than his brothers and is quite proud of it.I think he is now 6'2. I will show you him first.He is 16 and his brothers are 18 and 21

Here is my sister Mary and her two children

And here is Brianna and Michael, I told her she could get close for the picture

So that is a few more pictures
I do have to say they are good about cleaning most of mess up and this year the boys even put all the chairs up which was a big help for Bill. I finished up clearing up a few things today. I also started a small decluttering .I have a small table next to my chair in living room and it is always overflowing. So I am cleaning out drawers in cabinet next to me and will take little table out.
We are going to also take down the small table that we put up at christmas.It is kinda in the way and we don't need it now.
My daughter Joy left all the veggies she brought that were left over.And I am going to cook most of them in oven tonight.And I need to got get them ready to cook.Just have to get them on the cookie sheets and season them.
I still haven't gotten any of my spark stuff done.I am sooooooo far behind.
Oh I just have to tell you this. I had to keep the AC on all day yesterday. We will be in the 70's at least for another week.It is good to live in Florida. Ok Talk to you tomorrow. Stay warm

PS I put the wrong pic of boys up.Someone is making horns in background and it ruined a good pic.

  
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FEISTYMAMA 12/24/2010 7:53PM

    Sam is in love with your grandsons! She also thinks Brianna's boyfriend is a hottie too. Teenagers and their hormones!! LOL

WOW, 29 people, that's a crowd. It's no surprise you were so tired!

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RURAL3 12/23/2010 1:16AM

    boys will be boys. You are still beautiful Eleni. Merry Christmas.

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MPARKER67 12/21/2010 12:34PM

    Handsome boys and beautiful girls. Sigh!

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TILLIEBEE 12/21/2010 8:04AM

    Handsome family. It's cute to see how tall the boys are with their grandma!
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MICKEY341 12/21/2010 1:25AM

    Love the pictures. I am glad that you enjoyed the day and having them all with you. It is so hard to get everyone together, with so many things going on this time of year.
Now take a little while and rest! I know you must be exhausted!
Mine starts Friday, will have 3 days of family and friends, I'm looking forward to it! emoticon

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KATIE233 12/20/2010 11:16PM

    love the pictures. all the boys are good looking. and the height the same is my uncle,s sons they are 6ft8 i don,t know what they fed them but i tell you i feel small even my brother is 6 ft. and i,m 5ft5 so i no how you feel. i like the picture of you and Bill too i didn,t see any with roxy.take care get some rest. don,t worry about sparks email til you get your rest.bye for now big hugs emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 12/20/2010 7:53PM

    Those kids are SUPER good looking! But how could they be anything different when they have the Eleni genes? I lOVE the pic of you and Bill....you two are simply irresistibly adorable! emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/20/2010 7:05PM

    I loved seeing your family but my very favorite photo is the last one.

Wonderful! You are a very blessed woman, Eleni.

Hugs, Sunny

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0309COOKIE 12/20/2010 6:59PM

    Ha, ha, I didn't even notice the horns until you mentioned it. Boys will be boys! That is a great picture of you and hubby!

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26M8J7 12/20/2010 6:56PM

    You have a beautiful family and I am so glad you had fun. Get some rest emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 12/20/2010 5:52PM

    I am glad you got to see your special family after all that is what the Holidays are for, enjoying the company of the ones you love. Have a Wonderful Holiday Season. Sandy

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PATRICIAANN46 12/20/2010 5:40PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I thought of you yesterday and am glad that your day went well. It is always great to get the family together and it looks like you all had fun.
Rest up.......... emoticon

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MARJIJANE 12/20/2010 5:14PM

    I LOVE your pictures!!! Horns or not, you have a beautiful family! I can see how they have come up from your roots, strong and well nourished.

Congratulations on a fabulous event for your holiday and I pray the new year will bring you joy, comfort, love, laughter, good friends and good food decisions!

Blessings of the Holiday...Merry Christmas!

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Just a few pics

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I am way too tired to blog but will give you a sample of picture. My youngest daughter,one grand daughter and one son in law couldn't make it.

  
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FLORIDASUN 12/20/2010 7:58PM

    All so cute! I love big families and wish I had one. It's just lonely little me DH has one sister but they have never been close and his mom and sister have never particularly taken to me...even after almost 33 years...kinda sad. We did try to smooth over some frictions we've had all through our relationship when we went back to visit the sumer before last. It's probably a good thing that we live so far away...MIL's can really be challenging. I always looked forward to being a GREAT MIL to Josh's wife. Too bad I didn't get a crack at that role...I knew exactly what NOT to do from first hand experience with DH's mother...wow...some LESSONS I learned! emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 12/20/2010 2:31PM

    Awe, Tyler is cute. He looks like a long baby. It's so cute the way he's looking up at Bill. I absolutely love the picture of Landon wearing your hate. Too cute!!

Great pictures of you with your beautiful family!!

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MPARKER67 12/20/2010 12:51PM

    great pictures. Love roxy's santa suit!

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DIASTER 12/19/2010 10:07PM

  Good pictures as usual. BEAUTIFUL baby, gives one hope for a better future and days of joy ahead.

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MICKEY341 12/19/2010 9:48PM

    Wonderful family...you should be proud of them. Looks like a good day. Rest up, and we'll see you another time!

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JEWITCH 12/19/2010 8:05PM

    Great family. You are so lucky to have a chance to get such wonderful pictures.

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OURELEE1 12/19/2010 8:03PM

  A beautiful family.

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26M8J7 12/19/2010 7:26PM

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KATIE233 12/19/2010 7:26PM

    Love all the pictures. yes you look great holding the little one.it,s to bad some couldn,t make it.but you sure had a good turn out anyways. now rest you deceive it.big emoticon

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SUNNY332 12/19/2010 7:17PM

    Looks like you had a great day.

The baby is so sweet! All in all, I think you are most blessed.

Sunny

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0309COOKIE 12/19/2010 6:50PM

    All the pictures are great, but the one with you and the baby is exceptional! You look wonderful!

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