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Not One Of My Better Days

Monday, March 14, 2011

Not one of my better days but as most of you know I have theses days.I just get thru them and take it easy. Not sleeping well last night didn't help.My arms kept going numb and shoulders hurting.
Even Roxy was puny today. She upchucked a little twice.She just ate a few minutes ago.I gave her a little yogurt which is suppose to be good for tummy.She played catch with her toy for a few minutes.She is now waiting at door for Bill.She knows it is time for him to get home.
No cooking for me. Bill is bringing home subway.
I did not do good with no eating after 10 last night.Will try again tonight.Went over my calories too.And did no exercises today.Tomorrow will be better. I did see a butterfly for first time in weeks. Here are some pics. It has been another beautiful day.
Watched Chopped last night and it was good. Won't say who won as maybe everyone hasn't seen it yet. I love Robert,Anne,and Duff.I know the other girl but have never watched her much. I would like to see the judges do it. One of them is going to do it.
Ok I will say good night for now.
I will not eat after 10.
I will not eat after 10.
I will not eat after 10.
I will not eat after 10.
I will not eat after 10.
I will not eat after 10. emoticon

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JILL313 3/15/2011 8:33PM

    Not eating after 10 pm is a real challenge for me!! Even, if I'm not that hungry I want to have a snack to eat right before bed. . .When I was thin I wasn't like this at all . . .but that was many moons ago.

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KATIE233 3/15/2011 12:49PM

    hi Eleni,i love your butterfly pics. i,m on my laptop my other picked up a lot of virus so it is waiting to get is hard to go to lap top after being on a deck one.sorry you not feeling to well. hope you feel better tomorrow.take care til i talk to you tomorrow hugs.

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MDMNINA 3/15/2011 12:22PM

    That Butterfly is a sure sign of a better day to come!

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MPARKER67 3/15/2011 11:54AM

    No eating after 10. Hope you did good. Butterflies are beautiful.

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RURAL3 3/14/2011 11:31PM

    wonder what my friend Eleni is doing? It's after 10. Do you know where your Eleni is? emoticon Go ahead slap me around emoticon you can't find me under these foster grants. emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 3/14/2011 8:22PM

    haaahahaha. don't eat after 10.
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26M8J7 3/14/2011 6:42PM

    I hope you feel better. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 3/14/2011 6:32PM missed your calling!!! You could have been a photographer for a nature magazine. Your pictures are beautiful!!!
I am sorry that you aren't feeling well. Would it help to put a heating pad under your shoulders for a bit before you go to sleep? Or maybe a Bill a good masseur???
Take care of yourself. emoticon

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SUNNY332 3/14/2011 5:57PM

    You can e-mail me and tell me as I couldn't find it on Hulu. So sad. emoticon

On days like today, just be good to yourself and don't worry. So glad Bill is bring home Subway.

Hugs, Sunny

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DEE107 3/14/2011 5:50PM

    Me too no eating after 10pm

like Duff but love robert but Anne is a winner for me woo hooo
lovely flowers and butterflies

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Sunny Sunday

Sunday, March 13, 2011

It has been a very pretty day today. Bill did better bowling today. He is trying to get one of his honey does done he forgot about. LOL
I stayed in my calorie range yesterday which surprised and pleased me. I am looking good so far but the night is young. Planning on trying to not eat after 10 tonight.Losinit52 wanted us to eat nothing after supper and I know I can't do that so I told her I would try not after 10.That is when I do my worse damage. I still have some snacks that have been counted for later and still have room on my range.
I am not what I call a good cook but usually what I cook does taste good. I didn't have a recipe for what I made but it is similar to several. I had some large cans of chicken that I got on sale and decided to use it tonight with some bow tie pasta.I rarely have pasta so that was a treat. I sautéed some onions and then dumped in the can of chicken and added a can of mushroom soup and about a cup of frozen peas. When bow ties were cooked I added what I thought looked like enough. I did add some parmesan cheese. It is always hard to get calories right in a one pot meal.So I figure out what each thing was per oz and got an average, Then i put my plate on scale before I turned it on and then added food once I turned it on. Hopefully that will give me a close count. I have a container in fridge that is 250 cal.
I finished getting foods packaged etc.I washed my grapes and bagged them.Also washed and wrapped my celery. i finally found a way to keep my celery and bananas for a long time. I wash celery and wrap in a paper towel and then tightly wrap it in aluminum foil.Last for ever.I never have limp celery. Bananas I wrap in a grocery bag and store in fridge.They last a long time.Sometimes they get dark on outside but are still white and firm inside
Ok I found the two other pics of that bathroom.Here is the small sitting room and the little toilet and pretty lights.

Here is Bill's bougainvillea plants and two of my small orchids. I showed the one orchid a few days ago when it just had one bloom.It has several more buds on it.

ok Nothing much going on. Chopped chef will be good tonight.Robert,Duff,the blonde that her name has gone blank.All 4 are famous and established cooks. Should be funny too.
Ok I will say goodnight for now,Hope you all had a good weekend.

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RURAL3 3/14/2011 2:29PM

    love the celery tip. I just threw some out emoticon. We go through bananas here way fast so don't need to make them last except not have DH and grandkids eat them.
emoticon on staying in calories.

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LOSINIT52 3/14/2011 12:13PM

    I will definitely try the celery tip. I always seem to end up throwing some out. I use those green bags for bananas and they do actually keep them fresh longer.

How did you make out after 10? I wasn't planning do it last night but when I saw that you were trying I decided to try it myself and I did succeed. I chewed gum and drank tea after supper and I'll admit I was feeling a little deprived but not too bad. Tonight I have blueberries and sugar free werthers planned for my after supper snack. Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I know I won't do as well as I did last week But I am hoping for at least a little loss. My goal is 10 pounds for March.

Have a great week! Spark on.

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MPARKER67 3/14/2011 10:32AM

    What a bathroom. One could almost move in there. Let us have a great week.

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SUNNY332 3/14/2011 9:12AM

    Hope I can see Chopped Champions on Hulu. I didn't get to see it last night.

Do have a Marvelous Monday. The flowers look awesome.


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JILL313 3/14/2011 1:24AM

    I love your pictures and really will use your tips on keeping celery and bananas fresh longer. I also want to eat right before I go to bed at night which is a no-no, but it's a hard habit to break. Your pasta & chicken dinner sounds yummy--you are a better cook than you think you are!

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PATRICIAANN46 3/13/2011 11:31PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am down and out with a horrible cold and sore throat and am feeling very sorry for myself. That's my low-note for today.
My high-note is that this week is my birthday and we are also supposed to hit 60 degrees.
You are doing so well with your calorie counts. I have to get back to doing that instead of guessing on some things.
I am heading for bed. My head feels bigger than our house!!!!!! Have a great week. emoticon
PS.......I can't forget to tell you how much I love your flowers.

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DEE107 3/13/2011 10:19PM

    you mean chef Anne love her and love to watch her and Robert go out it .. great flowers thanks for sharing them

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KATIE233 3/13/2011 10:14PM

    yes Eleni, thanks for the tip for celery and i,ll try that with my bananas. love your flowers they are pretty.that bathroom picture i like the big mirror and the lights.glen said he seen a robin today. this week going to be sunny for a few days finally than rain wed ,thurs, fri we will see.and back to snow on sunday. i don,t know how they can tell us what the weather is going to be 5 days away 1 or 2 days yes but a week.we will see if they are is Roxy doing lately.glad Bill had a better bowling day.i was on a team too mine was up and down i came home more grummpier than happy.but it is fun.take care and have a good sleep. big hug.

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BIBLIOMANE1970 3/13/2011 8:41PM

    I just love all your pictures! We are just on the verge of spring here in Michigan and I can't wait! The birds have been visiting our bird feeder though, so that makes me very happy!

Have a wonderful week!


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OURELEE1 3/13/2011 7:55PM

  Thanks for the tip on how to make celery last longer.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Well grocery shopping is done.Have most of it put up.Will take care of washing and bagging produce tomorrow.I am too tired tonight.
Bill was bowling today and will bowl tomorrow. And he bowled friday.MMMMM I think he is overdoing it this week.Then he tells me his brother wants him to go to New Orleans next January.I wasn't too happy about that.His brother can afford to go all over the place. That is way too far for me to travel.I am dreading going to Daytona.Also his brother knows I can,t travel. I can't plan ahead that far anyway.I can't even plan a day ahead.Who knows how I will be next January. I just told him I didn't really want him to go.Time will tell.I may change my mind.
I finally got my nails done.I always wait too long because I hate getting them done.Always happy after it is done.
I am getting the hang of my new phone.Still have a lot to figure out on it.
well I am tired so I am going to relax and watch Pit Boss.Not much on tonight. Hope your weekend is going good.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/13/2011 11:37PM

  Hi Eleni...........
I think that half the fun of doing something is the fantasy-planning. You could do that and then if it doesn't work out, you will have at least been there in your mind. I know exactly what you mean by not always being able to do things when the time comes, but the IDEA of the trip might be fun for both you and Bill.
Take care.

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LOSINIT52 3/13/2011 1:14PM

    Feels good to get the pantry stocked with all the good stuff, doesn't it?
Have a good Sunday.

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SUNNY332 3/13/2011 9:52AM

    We all can make plans, we just can't plan the outcome. If it comes time for you to go and you can't, you will not be disappointed as you have not "planned the outcome".

Hang in there and don't limit yourself by saying you can't do something when it may be that when the time comes, you will be able to do it.

Hugs to you, Sunny

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STARPLANET2000 3/13/2011 7:32AM

    Enjoy your Sunday Ms. Eleni!

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2BFREE2LIVE 3/13/2011 6:16AM

    Have a good rest and a wonderful Sunday.

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DEE107 3/13/2011 12:03AM

    hugs my friend hope today is a better day

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KATIE233 3/12/2011 10:07PM

    Hi Eleni, did you find any bargains while and talk tomorrow.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Not much going on. I did get a big pot of my veggie soup cooked.It is on stove cooling down.I will bag it up and figure out calories later in the day.
I have a question for all you dog owners out there.Do your dogs sleep a lot? Just curious as Roxie is very lazy during the day.
Somehow I lost some of pictures I took at mall. But here are a few of the family lounge bathroom. I have never seen a bathroom like this one anywhere.You first come into this very large room that has several comfortable chairs tons of toys,nice TV. Then you go into next room where all the sinks are and the sinks are all slanted so you can lay a child down to change diaper. At end of room was an assortment of powers and lotion and a microwave. Across from sink was 3 rooms like dressing room with a nice chair and table.I think this was for nursing mothers to use. Then the bathroom itself had the big and little toilets with 3 large pretty mirrors and lights.
It has been a little cooler here but it is still awesome weather.
Ok Nothing much going on. Hope all our spark friends are safe tonight.

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NEWSTART127 3/13/2011 12:36AM

    That bathroom IS fancy! Wowzers!
My kids take a morning nap, an after lunch nap, a pre-dinner nap, an after dinner nap... yep - they do quite a bit of sleeping - but then they play hard when they're up, too!

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SUNNY332 3/12/2011 12:30PM

    Miss Macki sleeps a lot but then again, she is going on 11.

Enjoyed your photos. The mall in Wichita has a Family Bathroom like the one you took photos of. It is amazing.


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KATIE233 3/12/2011 12:30AM

    Hi Eleni, has Roxy had a vet check up and blood test. just wondering. our cat sleeps alot to she is about 10 now but Roxy is young. she does play when Bill plays with her and he takes her to the park. does she run in the park after her ball or something? maybe she will have to have more walks when Bill is not working.even if its a few blocks around the house.does she walk around when she is outside or just lays outside? if she had a blood test and vet visit check up she is fine.but needs walks.our dog slept alot when he wasn,t after us for a walk or go for pee.nice pictures of bathroom. i would love to have lots of room for a bathroom too.that is something for a mall. well eleni, take care and have a super weekend.

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DEE107 3/11/2011 10:52PM

    thanks for sharing

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RURAL3 3/11/2011 9:02PM

    My 4 year old maltese sleeps all the time. Unless I am taking him for a walk or he is eating he is mostly sleeping. Sometimes he plays with his toys but he sleeps a lot.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/11/2011 8:31PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Our seven year old Australian Terrier sleeps quite a bit during the day, but if my husband or I look like we are going outside, he is quick to follow. He is the one that had surgery last summer and we were told that it would take at least a year before he had complete use of his leg. When HE wants to, he can still take off at a good clip, but it is only when HE wants to. The Cairn Terrier is four years old and would run all day if we could keep up. I don't think that a ball can be thrown enough times for Miki. We would look into one of those automatic ball-throwing machines, but I think it would kill him because he wouldn't know when to stop. I think that a lot of times with BOTH of our dogs, they sleep out of boredom (bad weather, one of us gone or sick, etc.). If Roxy is eating good and plays when it is offered, she is probably just fine. Has she had a good check-up lately?

Have a good weekend.........

That bathroom is so cute. I'm afraid that I would never get my grand-daughter to leave......

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LOSINIT52 3/11/2011 8:00PM

    I nows where ich sleeps a lot too. She is 12 and has a lot of health issues. Even though she is sleeping she knows where I am at all times. Aren't they wonderful company?I'm so glad you got a dog.
Fancy bathroom. Nice little play area for kids.

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2BFREE2LIVE 3/11/2011 7:49PM

    My emoticonsleeps a lot but he is 14 1/2 years old. He has started sleeping more this past year. Could be that your pooch is just resting and waiting for Bill to come home for some rough housing:) Sandy

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Busy Day

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It has been a busy day. I made a big mistake last night and forgot my phone was in my pants pocket.Bill did laundry and didn't check pockets. Yep.Washed my phone. I just got it about a month ago. Had to go buy a new one today. Bill talked me into getting a different one than I had.This one has a touch screen and it will take some getting use to. A lot of brain strain for my brain. I got the important stuff like how to answer,call and send and receive text.
I saw the fanciest bathroom today at the mall.I took some pictures with phone but I missed one I wanted to show so I will show them tomorrow. It was called a family bathroom and lounge
As we were leaving I took a pic of my bush from last week that only had flowers on the bottom.I just backed down my drive way to take pic.While I was getting the camera out I heard the crazy woodpecker.My poor neighbor has a crazy woodpecker that pecks on his car all the time. I had trouble getting my camera to come on and almost didn't a pic but I did get 2 quick ones. So here is flower bush and the nutsy woodpecker

We also stopped at Fashion Bug and Bill bought me a blouse. Everything is so expensive there. That is another pet peeve of mine.Fat gals clothes are so expensive.
I did good with calories yesterday and stayed in range. I went over today but i don't think it is too bad. Overall I am doing better. The fluid is much better but will only last a few days and will come back.
I was suppose to get my nails done but by time we ran the errands I was pooped. I will rest up tomorrow.
Have a good weekend.

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RURAL3 3/11/2011 9:13PM

    glad that wasn't my car. You shouldn't care what Bill is spending if it is a present for you. He wants to buy it. Let him. He wants to show you he loves you. And he definitely does.

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DIASTER 3/11/2011 6:47PM

  Your crazy woodpecker has a pal down here that keeps pecking on the metal cover to our chimney, the sound does reverberates very well. Am sure they do not get the bugs they need from the metal. Maybe they should meet each other.
Have a wonderful weekend, get some rest.

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MPARKER67 3/11/2011 4:27PM

    The crazy right thing is right next to a tree. Car, tree not a very smart bird. HMMM, maybe that is where birdbrain comes from?

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JILL313 3/11/2011 12:29PM

    What a crazy woodpecker that is--and your bush is just beautiful. . .Keep up the good work as you are making progress!! My stomach is really hurting today so don't know how much I'll be Sparking. Have a wonderful Friday!! Treat yourself to that manicure--you deserve it!!

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SUNNY332 3/11/2011 11:51AM

    That woodpecker is in for some problems if he keeps pecking on that car.

Mercy !

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DICHTAS2 3/11/2011 9:56AM

  That woodpecker is probably looking for a mate.. It will ruin the trim on his car.Have a good weekend.

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LKWQUILTER 3/11/2011 9:53AM

    You said it--large women's clothes are very expensive!! I used to only buy "sale" items cause it hurt my budget toooo much. What a beautiful bush. And what a crazy woodpecker. lol I have never seen one that attacked vehicles. There used to be one at mama's in the pecan trees that we watched a lot but I think he has moved on now. Have a great day Eleni.

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SHIRLEYX 3/11/2011 7:15AM

    Have a good rest day. That really is one nutsy woodpecker!

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KATIE233 3/11/2011 12:26AM

    love your bush pretty colour. the woodpecker must see another woodpecker refection on the car. i don,t know. guess what i heard today"robins are back they were really complaining or happy about the rain.haven,t seen one yet but i heard i was heading to work glen says robin are back there were lot of them some where that made my day.take care and rest now. i,m glad my card got there it took long enough a week.i love the picture on the front of the card.

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DEE107 3/10/2011 10:59PM

    Actually you could have dried out your phone .. my sister in law did it with cat litter and it took all the moisture out and was about to use it ... actually that was 2 years ago and it still working ... love your pictures and the bird is so cute

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