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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ok I think I have created a monster for myself when I joined MySpace. It was to get closer to grandkids and it is working. I have never heard from Brianna and her mother Angel so much. I wasn't going to blog there but I thought it would help to interact with kids better. But will just do short blogs.Good thing I don't work.. emoticon

Yesterday started good and again bombed at night time.I am really thinking about taking my tickertape off as I will be so embarrassed to put weight on it Friday. I sorta know what is on going but I should be able to adjust. I have something going on that I can't talk about now but hopefully I will get some good news soon.Then I can stop stressing myself out.I haven't talked to my family yet so I can't say anything here yet.But it is heavy on my mind and am sure it is contributing to my not being able to focus.But I start each day off trying to be good.So far today has been good.I haven't given up.I am just not doing very good with food.

It looks like they are going to induce labor for Heidi on Feb 13th which is a friday.She is very happy about that as she was born on march 13 and it was a friday. Bill went over for ultrasound but little stinker was hiding his face.But Bill still enjoyed it and I am sure Heidi was very happy he came.

I am going to start putting up some of Christmas stuff today.Bill got the boxes out.He is staying home tomorrow and will help me with trees. He worked this morning and was going to go get his tattoo but place was closed.He has a seabee tattoo he has had forever and wanted to have a flag put behind it and old one touched up. I can't get another one because I am on coumidan. No one can see mine as I don't wear t-back shirts anymore. It was fun whenever I went in hospital as no one was expecting to see a tattoo on me. LOL
Well I need to get off the computer and get something else done emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 12/31/2008 7:02PM

You are special,
When you get a moment, sit down quietly, close your eyes and say
may the great white light of Love & Protection surround me and keep me safe. Add whatever else you want after that.
tHE ANGELS ARE NEVER FAR AWAY, they are with you all the time & they will help to bring peace to your mind, just visualise the white light surrounding you.
Happy New Year Eleni, may you have peace & Happiness, good health and love throughout all of 2009.
Remember you are special and I am sending out lots of love & hugs to you at this time.

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FEISTYMAMA 12/31/2008 5:23PM

    I hope you get good news about whatever is bothering you...

Friday the 13th is a great day! Feb. 13th was my mom's birthday. My big sister is coming into town and we're getting together that day. I hope all goes well with the delivery!

People are surprised to see tattoo's on me as well. I guess I don't come across as somebody who would have one let alone 5!

As far as the snacking goes, maybe get rid of the snacks in the house. I have to have the snacks in the house for the kids but I'm able to avoid eating them. Have you tried chewing gum?

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Still trying to catch up

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I spent so much time on computer playing around with photobucket and myspace I am behind on keeping in touch with buddies here. My daughter thinks I am now hip since I am on myspace and one grandson has added me as a friend.I have 3 other grandchildren on myspace and it will be interesting to see which ones will let me see their page. I think they will all except maybe for Felicia who is 18. I promised I wouldn't embarrass her. LOL I also am on facebook too but haven't done anything on it.I have a friend who is on there and I wanted to see what she had done. I told Bill I couldn't do my little bit of housework that I do because I had too much computer stuff to play with.LOL His response was Why can't you figure out how to make some money while you are playing? Funny guy.I told him that was his job.
I did so good with my eating yesterday until after I went to bed.Then it was a disaster.I only slept about an hour when severe knee pain woke me up.I could not go back to sleep and knew if I got up knee would quit hurting.So I got up.I took some advil and commenced to eat any and everything.Talk about undoing what I had done. It really sucks. I hate it when I do things like that.
So far I am doing ok. Bill is headed to Orlando and won't be back til probably 9 tonight.So I will fix something he doesn't like for myself.I still have a few chicken livers.
I was put auto on a florida team but I am going to leave it.I need to keep teams managable where I can be active.I can't do that with too many teams. I may later look for a team in my area like Pasco or Pinellas,Tampa. But I like the teams I have plus I have friends I want to stay in touch with plus new people I interact with also.
I need to start trying to put the Christmas stuff up.I don't think Brianna will be able to help me. I will do a little at a time.Bill was going to get the boxes out but he was running late for his trip. I enjoy the bright lights on Christmas trees. They make great night lights.I have had all light son since I first turned them on.
I wish I had some huge bags I would bag trees as they are and store them.LOL
Ok Need to check on my buddies
PS It is 2 pm and I am almost caught up. Thanks for all the nice comments about my new profile picture. You will give me a big head LOL

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FEISTYMAMA 12/30/2008 6:52PM

    I agree, you are hip! MySpace and Facebook are addicting just like Sparkpeople. I can easily spend all evening on all 3 websites.

We're taking down our Christmas decorations little by little. Yesterday it was in the 40's so my husband took down the outside decorations. He tried taking down the lights from the house but the ground was so wet the ladder was sinking into the ground. That will have to wait. This weekend we're taking down all the inside decorations. It's a pain!!

I hope Bill has a safe trip home. Hopefully he'll have a picture of the ultrasound to show you!


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MYINNERBOUDICA 12/30/2008 4:04PM

    You have new pictures! You look so nice in them!

I have friends that have Facebook and My Space, too, and I've yet to get one myself. I might do Facebook because you can't visit the sites without being a member and several of my friends at home have sent invitations to visit. I'm just not sure what I'd write about.

I was auto signed up for the Florida team, too, but have decided to try their Winter Melt Down challenge. It coincides roughly with the time it'll take to work through the Couch to 5k program.

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Good Morning

Monday, December 29, 2008

I am so far behind in responding to my spark pals. Sorry but I will get to each of you sometime today.
I have been playing around with web sites that let you make albums to share.I started with flickr but several people couldn't get in so I changed to photobucket. My link is
I don't have it as private as there is no personal info involved. I also started a myspace but will have to get my daughter Angel to help me get it set up with family and it will be private.I did it to see what grandchildren are up to. I am getting brave trying this new stuff out. Robin has been a lot of help too. I am going to make her my adoptive daughter. Hope she doesn't mind.If she does she will tell me.
Hubby is working today but will be off the rest of the week.He goes to Orlando tomorrow to see Heidi get another ultrasound.He will be blown away. I was invited but it is a long trip for me in one day.Plus the room is small and son in law was going to stay out while I went in.Naught.I do not want him to miss anything.They will send me a picture of Landon. They are such sweet kids.They gave Bill and I and her mother a web cam so we could be close to baby.OOPs repeating myself.I was just so touched.
Bill had me on his to do list it seems.He got the card table out and played half of a mexican train domino game.It takes 13 times to complete game.We do part one night and part another.So we will finish up tonight.I am ahead now but that can change quickly. I love games but he doesn't but he will play once in awhile just for me.I like word games better like upwards but he hates them so I don't push it.I take whatever he is willing to playLOL
It is a beautiful day here in Florida

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VEGEFARMER 12/30/2008 12:08AM

    I too have been so busy & try to keep up with all my buddies, it isn't easy this time of year for me. I will go & look at the photos on New Years day when I have the day off work and the time to catch up properly.
Hugs to you all

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FEISTYMAMA 12/29/2008 8:32PM

    I just love the tummy to tummy pictures of Scott & Heidi. Too cute! I'm glad Photobucket is working out for you. I use it to get the HTML codes on pictures so I can use it on MySpace. I have over 200 pictures that I need to go through and delete on Photobucket.

You're so hip, getting a MySpace!! I sent you a friend request. Please don't be offended by anything on my page... emoticon

I used to play dominoes when I was much younger but I don't have a clue how to play them anymore let alone mexican train dominoes. Sounds interesting. I like Scrabble and Upwords but my husband doesn't like them. I have a handheld Sudoku game, I'm addicted!

Of course I'll be your adoptive daughter! Can I call you mom? Hee, hee, hee.

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Misc news

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Here are just a couple of pictures of the baby shower.. I will be putting them all up on Photobucket in the next few days. Too many people had trouble viewing flickr.
But The one is proud Grandpa Bill with the mother to be Heidi and the next is a fun picture of parents to be Scott and Heidi. They will be wonderful parents as they are so loving and thoughtful. They live in Orlando and they gave Heidi's Mom and Bill and I a web cam so we can see more of baby as he grows up.I was very touched. Now I have to figure out how it works LOL. But shower was nice and soooooooooooooooooo much good food. Hubby's ex wife is a great hostess and always has great food.Plus she had my gift of chocolate buckeye candy that she makes sure I get some of each year. I did not eat well last night but I am determined that from today on I am back in control. I put the buckeye candy in freezer and will spread it out throughout the coming months.
I was very disappointed in myself for gaining as much as I did but it is coming off as soon as I can get it off.It will take longer to get off than it was to get it on but I will do it.
I know the day is young and my determination will get weaker as day goes on. But I did it for weeks and I can do it again. No going over my calories for the day and really working on that killer night eating.
It was nice to place 2nd in Christmas challenge but first would have been better LOL But it was my fault and I am proud of 2nd place.Congrats to 1st and 3rd place winners .
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GEENEEREE 12/28/2008 9:46PM

    hey, when is the baby due? i have five children and 7 grandchildren with one on the way... the due date is January 20th... i live in Alabama and will be traveling to Las Vegas to be with my daughter when she has the baby... the doc said it looks like a boy... this is her first... it just doesn't seem like my youngest daughter should be having one of her own...

it's so nice being Grandma, isn't it?


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HALLUCINATING 12/28/2008 7:05PM

    Great job and great photos. Keep up the good work!

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VEGEFARMER 12/28/2008 1:12PM

    Oh wow you did so well in the challenge. Well done. Great pics of Heidi and Bill & her hubby.
Web cams are so kewl, I used to use one to chat with the kids overseas. It is too old now to go with lap top so maybe one day i'll take time to update.
Gotta go work is calling me. emoticon emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 12/28/2008 11:49AM

    Web cams are great! My sister lives 2 hours from Seattle and she bought us 2 web cams. We have one on the desktop and one for my laptop. It's hard to coordinate a time to do it together since she's 2 hours behind us so we've only done it a few times. That was a thoughtful gift for Heidi to give.

I did poorly with my eating yesterday too. I stepped on the scale today and have gained a pound. I'm not worried because I know I'll work it off, once all the food is out of the house. My house has so many leftovers right now I'm not making dinner tonight and possible not tomorrow night either.

Congrats on placing 2nd in the Christmas challenge. I haven't joined any challenges yet.

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A new Day Thank Goodness

Friday, December 26, 2008

Here are my two Christmas cactus.Both came from one small one I bought many years ago. I am amazed it is still alive as I neglect them so much during the year but each Christmas they both burst into bloom.I wonder how they know it is Christmas????
Well I had a gain today and I can see I am losing control.So time for me to kick myself in butt and get it going in right direction.
I put my Christmas pictures on Flickr but some people can't get in for some reason so I started playing around with photobucket which I think I like better. Can make attractive albums. Will have to wait and see how hard it is for people to get in.
We have to take the earrings back that Bill got me.I was thrilled to find large hearts but the gold is so thin one bent when I tried to put it on..It may have already been weaken but he paid way too much for earrings I am afraid to put on because they might break. Oh well. I may have to just settle for large hoops instead. I don't like "settling" tho so may just keep waiting for another pair of hearts.
We went to his brothers yesterday for lunch.Stayed and played cards for awhile and were able to be home by 5. But it was a nice visit.
Angel is suppose to bring us a care package of turkey and dressing today. Get to eat some turkey etc but no large amount to overeat.
Tomorrow we go to our daughters baby shower which will have a lot of food. Then I can hermit away at home and start losing again. I stink at self control around large choices of food. Sound like any of you. I know it does.Many of us have that problem.
well I guess I better go do something constructive

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ROZOZ68 12/27/2008 10:59AM

    Love your Zygocactus (Zygocactus truncatus)! I have 2 plants outside that bloom around mother's day here in Australia. I got them for Mother's Day!
They are amazing plants and don't need much care.

You will get back on track and so will I. It has been a battle for me too! All the socialising - eating and drinking.

Have a great time at your daughter's shower!

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FEISTYMAMA 12/26/2008 3:51PM

    You're not alone with eating that's for sure! I didn't think the holiday's would be as hard. I haven't eaten as much as I would've as years past but it's hard to tell myself no, you can't eat that. Luckily we stayed home yesterday and I was able to control all the food we had. It will be the same on New Year's so I think I'll be OK.

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VEGEFARMER 12/26/2008 1:44PM

    Ditto, Ditto & Ditto.
I am about to go excercise 10 mins longer today to try to take some of those extra calories that have magically turned into fat off.
Christmas is such a bad time of year for me. Self control goes out the door, however in saying that i am aware of it now & can take control back this week. LOL
Love your cacti we have those ones here & they are in bud at the moment.
Be good, take care but still have fun.

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