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Stormy Monday

Monday, January 10, 2011

It has been a rainy stormy day.We even had hail.
Ok i have been trying for 20 minutes to download a picture of hail I will have to do it tomorrow.I have had so much trouble the last two days trying to get my email and get on spark.
Anyway we had a storm come thru with loud thunder and then I heard the hail.Grabbbed my camera and got a couple of pictures.
It was so dark and gloomy I just went back to bed and took an early nap.Roxy did not like it.She hid under bed when I laid down.
Bill just got the new chair together. It almost whooped him. emoticon
I was happy to see the fluid down and the scale down today. Hopefully it will stay down til I weigh in again on Saturday
My art teacher friend wants me to do a drawing of the fan and do a pen and ink for stroke practice. I don't know about that.I am so out of practice. Takes a lot of patience to do pen and ink.
I backed up my addresses and lastest photo's on flash drive today.If flash drive goes bad I am out of luck.
I am doing good with my goals. Even tho i came up with another gain I know it was extra fluid.

Finally got one so I won't push my luck. Hope you had a good day.

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FEISTYMAMA 1/11/2011 1:20PM

    Hail in Florida, huh? Dead birds, dead bats, crazy weather in the South....what's going on???

I haven't been getting the e-mail from Spark letting me know you blogged. Life has been hectic too. My grandma-in-law has been ill and passed away this morning.

Interesting fan you bought. I've never seen anything like it.

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SHIRLEYX 1/11/2011 9:59AM

    A nap sounds nice! We are having a beautiful sunny but cold day, so I will go into town for water. Hope you have a nice day today.

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MICKEY341 1/10/2011 9:52PM

    Big hail stones...did they cause any damage? We had a dusting of snow today. A light drizzle this PM. The storm that came through went east of us, between us and Dallas. Got snow at the lake! It is cold here, 26 degrees now. Supposed to get down to single digits over night!
Glad you are doing pen and inks again! You are so talented.
Sorry Ropey is scared of storms, our little Cricket was horrified of the thunder and lightening flashes. Would have to leave a light on. I would have to get up and sit and hold her. Miss her! We had her almost 21 years.
Keep up doing good with your goals...and take care of yourself!!! emoticon

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26M8J7 1/10/2011 9:11PM

    This hail is really big. Glad to hear that you are doing great! emoticon

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OURELEE1 1/10/2011 8:17PM

  The weather has been crazy. We are going to be 24-26 degrees at night for most of the week.

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TILLIEBEE 1/10/2011 8:12PM

    WOW emoticon emoticongreat picture...hope your cars were safe!

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0309COOKIE 1/10/2011 7:35PM

    Wow! That's some big hail! Roxy must have been freaking out with the thunder and noise from the hail. I know my Punky hates the thunder. We're expecting six inches of snow here tomorrow, so don't feel bad, lol.

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Sunday Some Pics of My Shopping Spree Yesterday

Sunday, January 09, 2011

We decided to stay home and work on the rest of our to do lists. Bill is almost thru with his. he has to put the new chair together we got.It is the same as this one

The one I had in art room had no arms on it and was hard to sit down on.I was afraid I was going to flip myself on the floor.
This is a can I bought at grocery store just because of label.It was a fun thing to see.

When we went to cracker Barrel for lunch I got this drink.My friend told me about it a few weeks ago.You may have it where you live.It is diet caffeine free and sugar free. Bill didn't like it as it has a strong flavor which I liked.We bought just a couple so I would have a special treat and to show you guys.

I hope I didn't get these backwards. Here is one we didn't try but bought just because of the name.We only got one.It is just root beer with a funny name

Ok Lets see whats next
I guess we will go to kitchen
Here is the stop top covers,the new toaster(When Toasting you drop bread in at top just like a regular toaster) and my new food scale that so far works better than other one.The old scale would shut down in about 20 to 30 seconds.This at least stays on for a full minute.
ok It is taking forever to get these to download for some reason.
Ok Here is the fan that I love.The picture doesn't do it justice.

And last is the art work I have started.It still isn't ready for pen and ink but getting there.

Wow It took forever to get that done.
I was very disappointed when I weighed this morning.Or rather actually surprised as I was not expecting another gain of 2#.I am hoping it is because we ate out Friday night and yesterday at lunch.That can make several pounds difference.
I am doing well on my small goals and I know if I can keep myself from getting discouraged I will see a loss next week.
Well i want to go sit and watch TV with Bill for awhile and then it will be my nap time. Hope you are all having a great weekend.

PS I did get the drinks backwards.

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GRAMMIE1959 1/11/2011 1:12PM

    way Kewl fan! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/10/2011 10:39PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I have had the rootbeer at Cracker Barrel and liked it. I loved all of your goodies, but I loved your picture best. You really are good. My husband is a retired Art teacher and I have always envied his ability to draw and paint........actually, he can do pretty much whatever he puts his mind to.
Stay dry........I saw on the news that there were storms heading your way.
Later...... emoticon

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BIBLIOMANE1970 1/10/2011 3:34PM

    I've always wanted to be able to draw - you have a gift!

Thanks for the pictures of your shopping spree! I just adore that fan! Did you buy it premade or did someone make it? Gorgeous! I want one!



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MPARKER67 1/10/2011 12:36PM

    Popeye spinach is so cool. Eat it and watch those muscles grow! I hate shopping because I then spend too much also. Can't wait till you get art to the pen and ink stage.

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LESLIES537 1/10/2011 12:29PM

    I love the pics! Looks like your shopping spree was a success! I also love your drawing. You are very talented! emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 1/10/2011 9:03AM

    Nice haul on the shopping spree! I also weighted half a pound more today - think that it's sodium as my rings are tight.

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KATIE233 1/10/2011 12:04AM

    i love the popeye spinach can and the pop bottles. your fan is very interesting and your toaster oven too.these chairs are lots of fun to put together. my computer one was a curse but finally got it together after a few bad words and hour later or two. my old one didn,t have arms on it either and i did fall with it but i was ok hit my head and scrapes a bit so i got that chair in another that was one thing my new chair had to have arms and comfy.well take care til next time bye.

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    What fun to see all the wonderful things you bought!! I love that fan---so unusual. Your artwork is going to be beautiful when finished. I can't wait to see it when you're done.

Eating out always makes me gain weight--the food always has so much sodium. I have faith that we will both show a loss at next week's weigh-in!!

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TILLIEBEE 1/9/2011 6:51PM

    I love your drawing!!!
And all your new stuff..especially your chair.

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0309COOKIE 1/9/2011 4:19PM

    I loved looking at all your goodies. Felt like I went on a shopping spree myself. Stewart's root beer is very good. Up where I live they have Stewart root beer stands where they sell burgers, hot dogs, and other foodstuffs, and of course, their root beer. They have picnic tables where you eat outside. Most of them close up for the winter.

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    Wow, it was so much fun to be invited into your home and see all your goodies. I really, really enjoyed all of them. The art work is going to be great! It's a wonderful job. The fan is really neat. I need to borrow that can of spinach. It is one of my favorite foods. But, I can't stand it plan out of the can. I have to scrable eggs into it with onions and hot sauce. I can handle fresh spinach raw in salads ect. Oh yea, I also want that toaster oven. It reallly is neat. So make sure to lock your doors at night. lol

Sending you sunshine, prayers and warm wishes. I pray you are finding the New Year to be fantastic. We will keep moving forward (even baby steps if needed). We must and will be the example of the next generation to inspire and teach them. Go healthy us!

I am just loving this New Year. We have not found a place to buy yet but I give vacationing a huge A++++++++++++++++++++++ Sure wish we could do this forever. We have such great walking paths here. We are in Palm Coast, Fl and it is so walk friendly. I have never seen a place that you can walk miles and miles in woods and paths, along the waterway like this. So far, I have lost 18 lbs on vacation - with the Holidays. Not too bad. My knee does hurt from walking and I went to the Dr for a shot to help it. I refuse to stop. Loving everyday!

Remember yesterday, Live for today and Dream of tomorrow.

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Busy Saturday

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Today has been busy and on the expensive side. I said once I wasn't a shopper but I am a spender.We went out to get a few things and got more than what we went for.
We started out at Cracker Barrel for lunch.We had 2 gift certificates.I did well with my food. Then as Bill was paying I was sitting near the wildest looking fan.Will show you a pic tomorrow.As we did buy it. It was not cheap but unusual.It will go in my art room.
Next was hobbie shop as Bill needed some parts for his helicopter.Then we headed back this way.To Bed Bath and Beyond we went. I got another food scale.I hate the other one I got.I saved the box and receipt in case I have a problem with it. Then we spotted an indoor grill similar to one I have had for a long time and we got it.But when we got it home we found it is too big and we don't like the thing it sits in.Bill will take it back.Anew grill like I have was on our list but we thought this would save us a trip to Target. So we still have to go to Target to get the right one.
Then Bill wanted to stop at K-mart to get a new belt. We added stove top covers and drip pans.And. A new toaster oven that is an oven and a regular toaster and it is red.It will take the place of toaster oven and regular toaster on counter.
Whew. I got my exercise walking from car to stores etc.
I forgot to weigh this morning but I know I haven't lost but should be the same.I am doing good with all my small goals so far. If I keep with it I should have a loss next week.I better.
Ok Thats it for now
Bill is playing with Roxie and I think she is winning. emoticon

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KATIE233 1/9/2011 1:02PM

    yes i think you got your exercising done for today.hope you will find your you have a lot of red things in your kitchen.i hope roxy don,t tire Bill out to much. does she still get out for walks with Bill.i bet she loves her beds specially the one when the sun shines in.well we got sun today but very cold.take care and do some resting.big hugs emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 1/9/2011 11:47AM

  I don't usually like shopping, but last Sunday I took our youngest son (he is 34 and 6' 5" tall) shopping for his Christmas gift. I learned long ago to NEVER buy him anything unless he is along and can try it on and it's something that HE picks out. We found 4 items and he was a happy camper!!! He has trouble finding things that fit due to his height. Last night he stopped over and one of the pair of pants we bought didn't fit the way he likes. Sooooooo, we are going shopping again this afternoon to return and replace. I offered to just give him the money so that he could buy a replacement pair, but he actually WANTS ME TO COME ALONG. He said that we had so much fun and so many laughs last week, that he wants to do it again. I feel really good about isn't often that a 34 year old guy wants to spend time with his mom. Yaaaaay!!!!

Am looking forward to seeing the picture of your fan. It sounds unique. Don't you love Cracker Barrel!!!
Take care and have a great Sunday.......

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SHIRLEYX 1/9/2011 11:23AM

    Sounds like a lovely Saturday.

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EMMABE1 1/9/2011 1:09AM

    What a lovely time you had getting all those new things - I am sure you will enjoy uaing them!!

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2BFREE2LIVE 1/9/2011 12:07AM

    I am a spender too, glad you got to go and get all those things on your list and especially the ones that were not.
We went shopping today for a new bedroom suite of furniture and a new mattress set, so about five grand later we came home with a piece of paper and a date it will be delivered. Love shopping hate waiting.
Sounds like you did get a lot of exercise that is a lot of stores to go to in one day. Looking forward to seeing your fan. Get your rest. Sandy

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PRAYINGSUZIE 1/8/2011 11:05PM

    Glad that you had a good day. I am a spender too!Have a good weekend.


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TILLIEBEE 1/8/2011 10:16PM

    Haaahahah! I love how you say you're not a shopper but you're a spender! That made me laugh.....soooooooo relate!

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26M8J7 1/8/2011 9:45PM

    Sounds like a pleasantly busy day. Enjoy your weekend! emoticon

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Another sorta busy day. I am still doing well with my goals.Scale doesn't seem to be moving down but at least it stopped going up. I did 2o minutes chair exercises and my hand weights.Also have counted all calories. Actually my calories haven't been bad. Tonight was my pizza night. I even left the leftovers and didn't bring them home.
I made my weekly soup.Got it bagged up when we got back from grocery store. Each 3 cup bag is only 82 calories.So I am set for the coming week.I have soup almost every day.Makes a good low cal snack.
I have to work on the salt again.I have slowly been using more.This time my shaker only lasted a little over 2 weeks.Which means I used about 2 tablespoon per week.
Worked on my drawing some.Just can't get the pencil drawing right.Can't use pen til I do. I have been using the eraser a lot. LOL
Roxy is a happy camper.We bought a second bed for her.Now she has one in bedroom and one in living room. She sure sleeps a lot. She likes the room I do exercises in.It is only room that sun shines in.She likes laying in the spot that is sunny.
She was so funny when Bill brought the new bed in.She spent 10 minutes just smelling every inch of it.
I picked up a small stuff toy at grocery store that has a Christmas jingle.It was only 50 cents. It took her less than a minute to figure out how to make it work.She has it in her bed with her now.
We got groceries tonight and got a few errands out of the way.Since I took the chair from computer out to art room we got a new chair for computer.
Well I better go now.Hope you all had a good week

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DIASTER 1/8/2011 3:59PM

  Am so very proud of you, you are back!!!!
Seems like a lot of bloggers are getting back to our goals and commends to make it this year.
Believe Roxy is totally entrenched in your and Bill's hearts, a true member of the family. Isn't it amazing how quickly they get to your heart?

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SHIRLEYX 1/8/2011 2:36PM

    Good job on leaving the pizza leftovers!

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CANBDONE 1/8/2011 1:48PM

    Hope you and Bill have something fun planned today. I finally managed to stay within my calorie range yesterday. Would you believe it had been 80 days since I was last food sober? That's right, EIGHTY DAYS! You sound resolved and strong...yesterday was relatively easy...except for that danger zone in the late evening. I'm struggling a little more today...but still doing well. I'm going to turn my Wii on do a few minutes of exercise...hopefully it will help. The grands are coming over for a sleepover, so the house will be hoppin' soon. emoticon

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OURELEE1 1/8/2011 11:55AM

  I have started with small goals. Doing better with the exercise and eating. So maybe both of us are off to a good start this new year. charlotte

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TILLIEBEE 1/8/2011 6:26AM

    Have a nice Saturday with Bill and Roxy!
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Great job leaving the pizza leftovers...better than I've been doing!
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2BFREE2LIVE 1/8/2011 12:56AM

    My you sound busy today. The soup would taste good and I could use something home made tonight, I had a salad and an apple for dinner. Still unpacking the furniture got here today and the house is coming together nicely. I have a ton of unpacking to do will take photos when things are all in place.
Good for you exercising and making your soup. My trick with Hubby when he had to cut down on sodium was not to put the shaker on the table and he started using pepper instead now he eats no extra salt on anything. Have a good nights rest. Sandy

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0309COOKIE 1/7/2011 11:28PM

    You sure take good care of that Roxy! What a pampered pooch! That's what I like to hear.

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PATRICIAANN46 1/7/2011 11:21PM

  Oh how I wish I could have some of your soup right now!!!!! It is so cold in Wisconsin, that I can hardly type on the computer, my hands are so cold, and I am INSIDE!!! Wind chill is 10 degrees below zero!!!
Can you handle salt substitutes or sea salt? I have to watch how much salt I use too and have switched to sea salt.
Aren't dogs fun!!!!! Our two are going stir crazy with the cold temps. They want to be outside, but it is just too cold to let them out for long. So I let them in and out about 1000 times/day!!!
Must close and put my mittens on. Take care.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

I tried to do this earlier but couldn't get on spark. I do have a picture I wanted to share but I can do it tomorrow. Bill is on main computer and I am using my Acer.
Miss Roxy got herself in trouble today.She hid from me for about an hour as she had no doubt I was not happy.She knew she had been bad as soon as she saw me come in living room. As some of you know Bill got me a cute bumble bee pillow and it is always on my bed. But!!!!!! When I walked in living room guess what I found. Yep My pillow.Sneaky little girl jumped on the bed got the pillow and was playing with it. Just like having a young child. emoticon
Doing good with counting calories and exercise. Even exercised 20 minutes today.And did the weights
Also worked on art project a little. Still in the pencil stage.
My new food scale isn't working good and I hate it.I gave my old one away to neighbor. So I will look for another one tomorrow.My old one would stay on as long as you had something on it.This one shuts off too quick.So aggravating.
Brianna was suppose to come and take trees down but she has a sore throat. My trees may still be up for a week or so.Thats ok. I like the lights.
Well I guess that is about it for now. Hope you all had a good day

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RURAL3 1/7/2011 9:19PM

    dogs will be dogs. I walked into my bedroom after work last night and saw I had a slipper missing. Found it in the hallway. DH said he didn't do it so that just left the little guy unless DH was using him as a scapegoat emoticon

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CALVERTM 1/7/2011 6:57PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
I've been feeling pretty good this week, trying to get back on my diet too, I'm eating salads again, I was sick with a cold several weeks before christmas and all I wanted was carbs, didn't have a taste for much else but now I'm back to trying to get the veggies and fruits in each day, it's a challenge but each day is a new day to try to get it right..:). I'm trying to stay positive each day and give praise to God and my family and friends for being in my life. I love your rose and the saying with it which I will say to you, "Never Forget that You're Special". Talk soon,

Margaret emoticon

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DIASTER 1/7/2011 6:54PM

  Yea, just knew you could do this, what a great start on this years journey!!

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SUNNY332 1/7/2011 11:33AM

    Too funny - He wanted you to share your bumble bee pillow with him.

I fell off your blog list again. I was so busy over the holidays and did not reply to a post thus I think I fell off. Joshua leaves on Sunday and maybe after that, I will be back to some kind of order. Not!

We are going to St. Louis tomorrow, will play, go out for some great Italian food on "The Hill", stay in a hotel close to the airport, and early Sunday morning, say ALOHA to him before we travel home.

Take care. Love the new page!


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BIBLIOMANE1970 1/7/2011 10:34AM

    My Mom says her dog is just like having a toddler around! She is always getting into things and is such a little sneak! We all love her though and wouldn't trade her for the world :)

Have a wonderful day and keep the food demon at bay!


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MPARKER67 1/7/2011 9:42AM

    When my son and nieces and nephews were young, we would buy a toy for either a child or a dog and sometimes they would end up with the other one. Will take down my Christmas stuff this weekend.

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MDMNINA 1/7/2011 9:39AM

    I really should get a food scale. Where do you find one?

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TILLIEBEE 1/7/2011 7:53AM

    Ah yes, the guilty dog look....know it well.
Can't wait to see your new artwork! emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 1/7/2011 7:12AM

    Your pillow does look like a dog toy. Poor Roxy is probably confused. When our kids were small we had to teach our dog their teddies and his teddy.

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