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Not my best day

Monday, December 15, 2008

Today has not been a good one pain wise. My right knee flared up last night and it has been a struggle to walk. It has gradually gotten a little better as day has gone on. It should be fine by tomorrow. Have spent most of day trying to find a postion where it doesn't hurt as much.Laid down at 4 and took an hour nap as pain had decreased .
My brother that lives in Arizon is here for my sister Mary's companions memorial service on Wed. He came by for almost 3 hours. It is always nice to see him. Next to Bill he is the other man I enjoy bragging about. He went into the Army at 16 a skinny kid and came out many years later as a Sargent Major. Like a lot of families our siblings are not as close as some but Billy and I seem to get along with everyone. I told him today it was because I am perfect.Just ask me and I will tell you. He recognizes my weird sense of humor. It really is because he is only boy and I am the youngest.
I sent the extra Claxton fruit cake with him. When I saw how many calories it had I got rid of it.I kept one but just now cut it up in small pieces and put in freezer. I still have several slices of fruit cake my other sister made me.If it is in little freezer where I don't see it I will stay out of it.
But I am a little proud of myself.I have several candy kisses left over from house and I haven't touched them today. I may have some with popcorn later tonight. In days past that bag would have been just a memory by now.SO I am doing better.
Talk to ya tomorrow emoticon

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ROZOZ68 12/16/2008 1:06AM

    Dear Eleni,
Hope your knee improves every day! I liked reading your blog. It gave me such a good feeling of family and people who I am close to. Very special moments as we get older.

So proud of you for giving that fruit cake away and not eating the candy!


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FEISTYMAMA 12/15/2008 8:53PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your knee pain. I hope you feel better soon!

Greast job on the candy kisses! I myself am sucking on chocolate mint M&M's. Tis the season!!

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I finished my house

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I am glad to be done with the houses. Getting the icing right is hardest part.I either had it too thin or too thick. But it is done and I do not know if I will ever try it again but I did it once.And I didn't eat a ton of the candy either.Not even candy kisses I bought extra. I did eat a few but there was a time when I would have eaten a lot more.

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HALLUCINATING 12/15/2008 8:16AM

    Oh my gosh! They both came out so well. I would love to be able to do something like that but, I am not talented. Great work not eating too much of the candy.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/14/2008 10:23PM

    Your house turned out wonderful!!! I love the candy kisses! You and Brianna did a great job! You can't make a gingerbread house and not eat any of the candy. As long as you stop, which you did. Tomorrow is a new day.

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Brianna's house

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Here is Brianna's house.Bill said I shouldn't have told her roof etc didn't have to match.But it looks like a kid made it and I think it is cute.A couple candy's fell off and I will put them back on for her when I do mine shortly
Bill ran up to Wal-Mart to get some boxes of choc covered cherries for all the boys and a can of popcorn for each family before he goes bowling.He is such a sweetie.He knows I like snowmen so she dug thru all cans to find as many with a snowman as he could.He found 7 and got 6 more of another design.Then he found me some Claxton fruitcake. My favorite. It is more fruit and less cake.I will cut it up in pieces later and freeze it.That way I won't eat it all.
Well I have to get started on decorating my house. I will stop by later today.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/14/2008 4:28PM

    Brianna's house turned out so cute!! It looks delicious too!

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VEGEFARMER 12/14/2008 1:32PM

    Brianna made a lovely job of her house. It's awesome that she sat there long enough to put all those candies onto it.
Hey great news about the yoghurt, I am thrilled for you.
I am having mine 3 x a day and whether that is helping me with my goals or not, something is.
Well I gotta love & leave yah now. Excercise then work

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Busy Sat and gingerbread house

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Here is tree I made and my Brianna working on her small house.I will work on mine tomorrow.
Finally got my hair cut and groceries bought. I am still amased everytime I get groceries as to how expensive they cost.
My scale was way down this morning so I am back on track. Trying to cut back on snacking.
Ok I have to make it short today. My tree looks nothing like box but it is cute.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/14/2008 2:54AM

    I love the tree! Did Brianna finish her house?

Congrats on keeping the scale down! That's wonderful!! I was happy to see a small decrease on the scale this morning.

I'm with you on the groceries!! We went last night (technically Friday night because right now it's Sunday morning at 1:53AM) and spent $446.00 for only 2 weeks!!! It's so expensive to eat healthy!!!

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MIMZY08 12/14/2008 12:50AM

    Your tree and your grandaughter are beautiful! What a great gift to have this special time together! Congrats on keeping your scale down over the holidays. You are an inspiration! Merry Christmas! emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 12/13/2008 10:40PM

    That looks so kewl, love the way the icing looks like snow melting.
i just read your message and I have to say it was so lovely & gave me goose bumps. Thankyou Eleni, it is kewl to have good friends on here.

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Cool Friday

Friday, December 12, 2008

I seem to be getting later and later blogging. It has been chilly and rainy today.I had to go out and get my coumidan check and I knew it was dark outside but it was cool.
Gyno doc had given me some meds that could interact with my coumidan so I had to get it checked after taking pills for 3 days.Blood is fine.
Then went to bank and finished Christmas shopping.LOL.It is too hard to shop and my family is very large so I just give them a small cash gift. I did buy one gift.We got the Hess truck for youngest grandson.
We will be going to Orlando on Dec 30 to see our daughter Heidi get her ultrasound. Because of her age she is high risk. Plus she had trouble getting pregnant.She will be 39 in March.Bill has never seen it done and this is his first blood grandson. He loves mine like his own and vice versa bu it is different.
I started on gingerbread house.Why didn't anyone tell me it is a pain you know where to get sides and roof to stay together.LOL. My roof is a little uneven but I will try to hide it with icing. I did the little one for Brianna so it will be ready for her to decorate tomorrow. It said it has to sit for 3 hours before decorating. I may work on mine later while watching TV. I have a feeling this will be my first and last one. But it could be like having a baby and I will forget what a pain it is and try again next year.
I had a gain this week.I gained 3# during the last 2 weeks.I was in my calorie range last night and looking good for tonight so hopefully I am back on track.
DId have some bad news in the family tho. My sister Mary's companion of 10 years passed away yesterday. Altho she lives close by she lives in a mobile home that has very high steps so I can't get in her house.She understands.But I have talked to her twice and will see her at service on Wed.She is doing as good as can be expected. My brother is flying in on Sunday and her daughter is also coming.Plus she has a lot of close friends where she lives.Frank was almost 85 years old and looked many years younger and was very active and ate healthy all the time. Goes to show we are not going til it is our time and being super healthy can change real quick. But my sister has a lot of happy memories.
Well need to do a few things before hubby gets home.This wet chilly weather puts a hurting on my bones so I am moving even slower than usual.

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VEGEFARMER 12/12/2008 11:54PM

    Life is so strange isn't it. It is so sad for your sister to be saying goodbye to her companion of ten years. On the other hand here you & Bill are going on a journey to see heidi have an ultrasound scan, that is so exciting for all of you.
Well done for starting on your gingerbread house, you must be very patient. I have never ever attempted to make one of those and have no intention of doing so in the future. LOL
I have just finished making the last 3 batches of the mimi zucchoini cakes for christmas and guess what.......... I have been licking the spoon. YUMMMMMMM YUMMMMMM LOl
Take care Eleni,

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FEISTYMAMA 12/12/2008 10:46PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your sister's significant other. It sounds like he lived a good life and left behind many memories.

Don't worry about the gain. It will come off. The Christmas season is once a year and once it's over, we'll kick it into high gear. emoticon Plus, you went out of town. I always gain weight when we go out of town.

Bless your heart for making a gingerbread house. I don't make the pieces myself (I'd like to but I don't have the time) however we buy the kits at the store. Those things are so difficult!!! Last year I decided not to do the house, and I did a train. UGH!!! I will NEVER do the train again. Please post pictures once it's finished!!

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