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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Just a quick hello. Between my hip and just feeling tired i have been best buds with my pillow a lot today. Put ice pack on hip and feel much better.
I did good with eating yesterday and so far today is good.Did some exercises both days.
Made Bill some more butternut squash fries tonight.
My new chopper thing came but the little one seems to be sharper.
Also got invite to nephews graduation and Eagle scout ceremony. It is in Virginia so ofcourse we aren't going. I wasn't going to send anything as i usually do but I never send stuff out for my kids. But since he has become an eagle scout too he deserves something.
Watched the new weight loss program and the kid lost 167# in a year. parts of it I don't like but it isn't bad.
Ok I want to go get the ice pack back out and set up DVd's. Either nothing on or too much at same time. So far the netflix is good.Sent the dvd back and another will be here tomorrow,
Hope you had a good day. It is super hot here.My ac is having trouble keeping up and it is a fairly new unit. It is being serviced on thursday and attic is getting foamed friday.That should help.
Lady is bring the blood check machine on friday.
Ok I am outa here.

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FLORIDASUN 6/13/2011 12:59PM

    I hope you are feeling better sweet friend...YES it is bloody hot down here as well.

Wouldn't you just know that DH has not one but TWO decks he is working on last week and this...poor sweetie...I just DON'T know how he tolerates the heat...but he does.

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KATIE233 6/8/2011 2:59PM

    hope your hip gets better soon. we have our ac on is probably hotter there in the sun here it is 94f and in house it,s 80 we have ac fan on.but it works good go outside and come back in it is nice.oh i hate going to work on hot days it,s even hot there the sun shines in the why is the short cutter sharper not the big one?ummmmm!i woouldn,t trust my fingers with thoses cutters i,ll stick to my knife.i put a happy face windmill in my tomatoe plants today.when it is not to hot sometime my one garden needs weeding have to find veggies first so i don,t cut them off.i,ll put sticks near them so i know where they are.ops cloudying over oh oh.might get a take care til later bye. emoticon

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CALVERTM 6/8/2011 12:56PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
It's terrible hot here too but I'm still doing my walking each day but I'm also going to use the gym nearby where I have a membership. Thank you so much for the soup recipes!! You don't make it when it's awful hot do you? I hope your hip gets to feeling better soon. It's good you still do exercises as I know it makes you feel better. Well, gonna go for now, stay cool..

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CANBDONE 6/8/2011 11:49AM

    I took the lazy and expensive way out...I bought the bag of pre-diced butternut at Walmart and shook it up with a little olive oil...and baked with salt. So yummmy! With WW...butternut is a free food! (almost all veggies and all fruits)
I only lost .8 this week...but still food sober and on program. My exercise is slacking due to watching the grands. In the pool I'm a lifeguard and not moving as much as usual.

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MICKEY341 6/8/2011 1:14AM

    Have been enjoying your blogs. Love your pic's. Sorry I haven't been around in awhile. However, I have kept up with you!

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NEWSTART127 6/8/2011 1:00AM

    Thanks for the blog shout out. Join in me the rain/sunshine! It's better, better, better in the light!

Hope your hip feels better soon - try sleeping with a pillow under your knees - it should help. Swear it! emoticon

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DEE107 6/8/2011 12:15AM

    feel better soon nice cutters

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OURELEE1 6/7/2011 8:48PM

  Take care of that hip.

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PARKERB2 6/7/2011 7:54PM

    Get better soon. It's good youu can still exercise.

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LADYRH 6/7/2011 7:39PM

    I love my chopper like your photo. Hope you hip gets better soon.

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Monday, June 06, 2011

If my hip would quick hurting it would be a good day.Hip has been hurting for several days.I am hoping it will quit as suddenly as it started hurting.
After reading Audra's blog I am working harder to get myself out of the rabbit hole.

i have done well with eating but we all know it is the night time that messes up my good during the day.
I even got 20 minutes of sitting exercises. And spent 10 minutes on an art piece I started.
I have been stuck for months and months now.Time to get it done.
I will be getting a machine that will let me check my coumadin level at home. Saves me a trip to doc plus will allow me to monitor when it is too high or low. Someone will come and train me. It isn't rocket science.prink finger put on machine and number comes up.Just like a diabetic machine.
Finished a couple of books.
Still Life by Louise Penny. It is chief Inspector Gamache mystery. It was ok.
The other was The Fifth Vial. by Michael Palmer.Another mystery.This one is about people kidnapping people and stealing body parts. Interesting ending
Tonight Gordon Ramsay's new program is back.He isn't the bad guy on this one. They take at home cooks who compete against each other.
Also the new weight loss program which I can not think of name right now.But one overweight person is followed for a full year. I watch it last week and it was interesting enough to check out again this week.
Bill is bowling tonight.
I have to fix my medicine/We bagged up 4 weeks but I didn't have my new thyroid med so I have to put it in correct bag and then pin the weeks together. maybe the higher dose will help some with weight loss.
Ok hope you all had a great day. Oh i forgot.Here is today's visitor. Picture taken thru the window next to me

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MDMNINA 6/7/2011 2:08PM

    Hope your hip is better soon. Your friend is a Dusky Winged Skipper.

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KATIE233 6/6/2011 11:29PM

    i like Gorden Ramsey when he is not the bad guy too.well you take care of yourself and i,ll talk later bye for now my friend. emoticon emoticon

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JILL313 6/6/2011 9:41PM

    A good friend of mine is on Coumadin and it is a pain to have to go so often to have her levels checked. I'll have to let her know that there is a machine where she can check hers at home. . .I don't know if her insurance would cover it or not! I've also been at a standstill for the last month or so and like you I do really well until late at night and then OMG I just have to snack and it isn't always so healthy. It's great that you got your exercise in today--Way to Go!



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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2011 8:05PM

  Hi Eleni........
What I admire the most about you is your NEVER GIVE UP attitude. You do what needs to be done without making excuses and sinking into depression. I am very proud of your dedication and learn from it daily.

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0309COOKIE 6/6/2011 7:55PM

    What a convenience that will be to be able to check your own Coumadin level. That is great!

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OURELEE1 6/6/2011 7:29PM

  Love your pictures. Have a good night.

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CANBDONE 6/6/2011 6:57PM

    the battle goes on...we'll win, It WILL be our turn...we fight on!

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Lazy Sunday

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Just watched a great tennis match. Nadal did awesome. I rarely watch spots but i do like Nadal.
Not doing much today but relaxing mostly.
Bill took Roxy to dog park early today and she was a good girl. She was tired out when she got home.
Bill is actually sitting outside reading his book.It is hot even under patio so i doubt he will stay long.
The fluid messed up my weigh in. I am up 2#. I know my eating is better but not showing on scale.
Bill has been declutering big time so i have started with his help. Got a large trash bag out of sewing room. Will try to do a little each day of something.
Ok Hope you are enjoying your weekend

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DEE107 6/6/2011 12:25AM

    glad all is well hugs

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KATIE233 6/5/2011 11:23PM

    good for you to relax today. roxy tired herself out good she will sleep good.i was very busy today.have a great day tomorrow and have a good sleep.

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    Just cause you are up 2#s that doesn't give you permission to give up chicky. Take your day of rest, that's fine. But get right back in the ring tomorrow. Do what you can, plus one. That's all that any of us can do. You can do this!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/5/2011 4:33PM

  Hi Eleni........
DE-CLUTTERING is what I need to do!!! I know that I feel better when I have put some time in getting rid of things I don't really use or need anymore. Maybe when you and Bill are done at your house, you could take a trip North and stay at my house for a while. I need a lesson from experts.
Have a restful Sunday.

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TILLIEBEE 6/5/2011 3:26PM

    We are decluttering, too. Happy Sunday!
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REXTINE1 6/5/2011 3:21PM

    As I'm sure you know, eating better shows up after a long time. Day to day measurements are a random fluctuation, and the more you weigh the larger the fluctuations tend to be. Good luck with the eating better, and look at your records to see what happened over a couple of months. There are web sites that normalize the fluctuations for body fat percentage, but I don't know about total weight.

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OURELEE1 6/5/2011 2:37PM

  We enjoyed the tennis match. Nadal is something to watch. Enjoy your Sunday.

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BIBLIOMANE1970 6/5/2011 2:14PM

    I would just LOVE to lose enough weight to play tennis again. I used to play in jr. and sr. high. Such fun and a wonderful workout!

Have a wonderfully blessed Sunday!


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Groceries are done

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Today was grocery day and errand day.Lucky for me and my pocket book no errands. Even groceries was less than usual.
I waited too late last night to blog and was just tired.Still behind on my emails.
I did get signed up for netflix and first dvd came today.We are going to watch it in a few minutes. Have been doing good with eating but fluid is keeping scale up.Hope it is down by tomorrow.
Bill liked the butternut baked french fries so much he asked me to get another one.That kinda surprised me. I see them using coarse salt all the time on food network so I got some to see if there is a difference. I think I tried it before.
I also got more of the birds eye frozen asparagus spears.A full bag is only 50 cals and they taste good too.
Rebekah was out with the kids and a 16 year old rammed her backend. Felicia probably scared the poor girl to death as she jumped out and was screaming at her. No one was hurt but it scared her. They did take Abigail to ER and had her checked out as she is so young.Everyone was fine.

We stopped by and saw little TYler for a minute.These aren't real clear but he is still a cutie pie

He is such a happy baby altho when Ben handed him to me he started crying. But he was just tired.
Here are the visitors outside my window a few minutes ago.

Ok Need to finish putting up groceries and watch DVD with Bill.
hope all are well.It is so hot here My ac is having trouble keeping up.
We are going to go take a nap first.LOL

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BIBLIOMANE1970 6/5/2011 2:16PM

    So happy the baby wasn't hurt in the accident! Scary!

You've inspired me to take my camera out with me today!

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CALVERTM 6/5/2011 12:11PM

    Hi Ms Eleni,
Is that the way you take such good pics, through the window? When I get closer to them for a pic, they fly away. Can you tell me how you make your vegetable soup? What other kinds of soup do you make? You're doing real good with your eating. When you talk about butternut, you mean butternut squash, did you cut them in fry shape and fry them or bake them, sounds good for soemthing different. Babies and pics of the flowers are very cute! I start radiation therapy the week of the 14th, wish me luck.

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MIZCATHI 6/5/2011 6:31AM

    Babbies, butterflies, and birds...what could be better? Love it!

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DEE107 6/5/2011 12:18AM

    thanks for sharing

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KATIE233 6/4/2011 11:44PM

    glad everyone was ok. kids look cute. movie sounds very good i,ll see if it is on here. like your visitors today.took pictures today too they are in my gallery . and i blog today and got my hair cut by Coady. did shopping take care and have a good day tomorrow. glad the squash fries were good.

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NEWSTART127 6/4/2011 6:39PM

    So glad that everyone was okay in the car accident - scary!

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JILL313 6/4/2011 5:27PM

    It's a good feeling to get the grocery shopping done! Maybe I should try those veggie fries! So glad you're doing well--keep it up my friend. Your GGD and GS are both so adorable and they are blessed to have you and Bill active in their lives!



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PATRICIAANN46 6/4/2011 4:57PM

  Hi Eleni......
I am glad to hear that everyone is okay. It looks like Abigail is using her hair band as a sun-shield for sleeping........very cute!!! And that Tyler is a cutie too. He looks like he is a very happy baby.
I thought of you and Bill as I was shopping at a flea-market today. One area was all plants and the money raised went to a cancer center. The plants were beautiful and very healthy and I went a little crazy!!! Now I have to go out and plant them, so I better close for now.
Hope you enjoy your nap and DVD.
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CANBDONE 6/4/2011 4:30PM

    Thank God everyone is safe from the accident! I just love looking at your pictures. The babies are SO cute!!! The scale's been stuck for a few days...but I read a blog that put everything in perspective. It has been 470 days since I was in Twunderland...and I have been food sober for 40 days. It's going to take awhile before my body gives it up. I can't believe I have been in Thunderland for over a year. It really was a FOOD FOG!

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TILLIEBEE 6/4/2011 4:02PM

    Cutie patootie Tyler! And that young driver should be scared! Maybe she learned a lesson.
Thanks for the photos. Have a super day.
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Sunny day

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Back to our hot sunny day.We needed the rain e got yesterday.
i am still doing good with eating but fluid is messing with my mind.Had a huge gain this morning and even tho I know it is fluid it stinks.
eating a little more for breakfast actually is helping with day time eating. Now to just do better at night. I just read again where "they" say that we eat at night out of boredom. Well if I am bored I don't knowit.I don't feel bored. I am usually doing stuff I like at night. Oh well I will just keep trying until I come up with what works for me.
I signed up for netflix today. We will try it out. They have the 99 cent red boxes all over the place now but we haven't tried them.Maybe we will try both this month.I can cancel netflix anytime. I have to admit I have gotten lazy.It is just so much easier to get stuff from Amazon and not waste gas or time trying to find stuff. Only no big price items or clothes tho.
I am grilling inside on my stove top grill that I love tonight.Also going to bake the rest of the butternut squash as fries. I have turkey burgers that I will cook.
Here are today's butterfly

This is a little blurry

And here is Tyler raring to go
And a couple of Abigail

Bill has been decluttering big time. i need to do it in piano room but need help. It will be a couple of weeks before Brianna can help so guess I will grab Bill.
Ok I got one funny on Bill. Off of the living room we have a short hallway to bedrooms. I throw Roxies toys down it so she can run.She loves doing it. Well from my recliner it isn't easy to do but I was throwing her ball. i hit the side of cabinet and Bill tells me to be careful. So since he has a clear shot from couch I gave him ball.He throws it and it knocks a large picture frame on floor and breaks it. Yes I laughed big time since he lectured me and then he messed up. He will just cut a new glass for it but his face was priceless when he did it. Anyway it was funny to me.
Ok He is up from his nap so I need to start supper.Hope your day has been good.
Angel and Brianna came today so I have a clean bathroom and clean sheets on the bed. Can't beat that.

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MS.ELENI 6/4/2011 9:32AM

    I don't get to see the babies much but they do send me pictures. i do love the coneflowers. Now I know to hang on to pot when they go dormant.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/3/2011 2:47PM

  Hi Eleni........
Your beautiful coneflowers make me impatient for mine to bloom. It will be a while for mine (usually late July, early August) so I will enjoy yours.
Your babies are beautiful! It makes me miss Elizabeth at that stage.
Loved your "Bill Story". He and my husband would make a matched set in that category. Ken is always giving me unsolicited advice and then doing the exact same thing he told me not to do! It has to be in the male gene.
Have a great day.

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TURTLETRACK 6/3/2011 2:40PM

    I love summer and all the beauty that goes along with summer flowers, sun sitting out on the deck, cooking outside. Love seeing your pictures, you are good at taking pictures.

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REXTINE1 6/3/2011 12:29PM

    Your second three butterflies look a lot like babies. We have netflix through the internet, and it was neat for about three months, but now we're back to reading books mostly again. I watch an old Law and Order or Bones once in a while - it's neat not having commercials.

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MPARKER67 6/3/2011 10:03AM

    If you have a device that lets you download netflix directly to your TV it is the best. I do it through my WII. I have the program where you get one dvd at a time and unlimited instant. You can watch the unlimited on your computer but I love it on my TV.
Cute kids and beautiful butterflies.

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MIZCATHI 6/3/2011 7:21AM

    Typical man right? Lectures and then does it himself! I got a chuckle out of that one and I wasn't even there.

I have cone flowers starting as seeds, but they haven't sprouted yet. According to the directions, I'm a little early - supposed to plant them in TX late summer to bloom in the fall and then winter over. But whatever, I'll see what happens, it can't hurt. I noticed that my basil is sprouting now - perfect!

That new baby is really cute and based on the piture seems alert!

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NEWSTART127 6/3/2011 12:43AM

    Had to emoticonabout your story about Bill and Roxie's toys!

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KATIE233 6/3/2011 12:35AM

    nice pictures of butterfly, love the pics of the babies.cute picture of Abigail .i,m glad i got a eye dr. appointment this month my left eye giving me trouble got black spot in it and it waters and it clears up in the evening when i,m bothes me even on computer so maybe it is stress or started last i,ll tell her about that maybe i need stronger glasses.i,m getting old awwwww! emoticon

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DEE107 6/2/2011 11:33PM

    love the pictures of but buttterflies and also babies woo hoo

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OURELEE1 6/2/2011 8:11PM

  It was 103 degrees in Louisiana today. Talk about HOT!!!!!. Had friends over for coffee and cake. They wanted coffee as hot as it was. Enjoy your supper. Love your pictures.

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CANBDONE 6/2/2011 7:22PM

    Don't you love when your man can make you laugh? I could just see it happening and laughed too! Is your grill like a George Forman? I need to get something like that. I'm having tilapia and yellow cauliflower. (something new I'm trying)
I boil it and mash it like mashed potatoes...will add butter and seasonings. I'm on day 38 of my food sober streak. Jen has all the kids tonight so I'm enjoying the quiet. I'll have to find the week 4 nest thread. I'm behind on my Sparking from last weekend. I just ordered a book from Amazon...
Hope you're able to dump that fluid...I hate that for you.

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JILL313 6/2/2011 6:23PM

    Eleni, I LOL when I read about your DH accidently knocking down the picture and breaking the glass in it! It is wonderful that he knows how to replace the glass--what a handy guy to have around! Brianna is a great gal--God Bless her. Abagail is so cute--I think she favors you in looks! I know water retention must be so hard as it makes it hard for the scale to go down. I love your butterfly pictures--I hardly ever see one around here.



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BIBLIOMANE1970 6/2/2011 6:14PM

    It has cooled down here quite a bit. Only in the low 70s today - but nice and sunny!

Love all your pictures, as always!

I'm retaining fluid as well - part of life we can agree not to like!

Enjoy your turkey burgers!


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0309COOKIE 6/2/2011 6:06PM

    Well, it's not funny that the picture broke, but kinda funny in that Bill was lecturing you to be careful with the ball and then goes and crashes the picture himself, lol. Roxy must have freaked out when that happened.

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