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Friday, July 15, 2011

Not too much going on today. I did get some pics of 2 blue jays together. Two days in a row I got pictures of them. You can see in pics that one of them is not happy. Also have a cardinal. And a pretty butterfly.One Butterfly looks like it laid eggs on branch. It looks like eggs to me.
My piano turner came today and tuned the piano that I never play.once again he told me what a nice tone it has. I was thinking about selling it but changed my mind. I do have an old violin I may sell. He told me to get in touch with a Luthier which is someone who makes and repairs violin.If nothing else I learned what a Luthier was. emoticon
Bill and I have been going over how we want to design the space where pool is now located. Looking for something that will please us both.
I taped the new Rosanne show. It is wild but i like it. It is full of bleeps. She has a young hippie living on her land. She keeps getting mad and has a strange boyfriend. It is hard to explain.It is just wild.She is seeing a woman who I think is a little like a witch doctor.
Right now the son is trying to get the hippie to piss her off to prove she still has her temper.
What can I say.I like weird shows.

Ok Here are the pics.
have a good night.

PS The chopper did not do what I was wanting. I want a small chop not a fine chop. I will have to practice with it.

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CANBDONE 7/16/2011 9:16AM

    I learned my something new today: luthier....who knew? I have a piano, too. Do you play? I'm going to start spending some time with it. It's good therapy. Practice does make...better. Have to make a quick trip to Walmart. (is there such a thing?)

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DEE107 7/16/2011 12:56AM

    dont know what I like best the bird pictures of butterflies

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KATIE233 7/16/2011 12:29AM

    Hi my dear friend, love your pictures the first two were cute, the looks it is giving. love the bluejays and cardnals and of course butterflies , yeah it looks like eggs to me too. ok i,m tired of this humid heat here is some rain maybe the weatherman will get the hint or mother nature will. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 7/15/2011 9:57PM

    I recorded her show but havent watched it yet. I like her and saw her promoting it. Did you watch gypsy weddings?

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SUNSHINEGB 7/15/2011 8:12PM

    Lovely photos Eleni, your garden is inviting to the birds and butterflies.
Sometimes it's hard to find things that will do exactly what we want ... hope you'll try another chopper.
Have a nice weekend!

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BMCTRB 7/15/2011 8:00PM

    Marvelous pictures!

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JILL313 7/15/2011 7:28PM

    Beautiful Pictures. . .I finally had to give my old piano away last year as I had it for many years and didn't play it. I am so glad that I gave it away. . .There isn't much of a market for old pianos these days. You'll have to "brain-storm" and find something that you'd both enjoy where the pool is now. Enjoy your weekend!

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Busy Day

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It has been a very busy afternoon. Ran a lot of errands and got a lot done. Stopped at library and Bill went in and bought me 6 books for $8. I told him to just get the large print. He did a good job. Then we stopped at Joann's Fabrics and he went in and got some small baggies for my meds and some large safety pins. Then he look at home depot at garden canopy's. Then to Walmart and this time I went in. I found a veggie chopper that is easy to use. Bill got me one a few weeks ago but it was too hard to work it. Then we checked out the garden stuff, We found a metal and cloth gazebo at a good price. The kind I really want starts at $3000 and you have to get permits and is a big hazzle. We can get this thing and Bill can build a deck to put it on. We will look around some more as this one is rectangle and I think I would like a hexagon. We can get this type for $300 to $700 and need no permits. We did find the perfect chairs and small table and we went ahead and bout it. Good sturdier chairs that are nice and wide for my big hinnie.
Bill's friend is coming next weekend to take pool down and the following week he will get the deck.
Ok here is pic of chairs and my new chopper.
Then Bill working on Feel Good Corner. Before and during and after,

He did a good job and it looks so much better now.
Ok I need to pick up the kitchen.

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CANBDONE 7/15/2011 5:19PM

    I love your new stuff! It will be so nice and relaxing to sit out there. I returned home today and made a big pot of Eleni Soup: spinach, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, pole beans, carrots, beef broth and veggie bouillon. I just had a bowl and it turned out great. I seasoned it with a little of this and a little of that. Your call meant so much yesterday. The day itself was easier than the weeks leading up to it! I stayed super busy and wore myself out...slept well! I'll be returning to Florida, God willing, about the seoond week in August. Maybe we can work make our meeting in person happen! I don't mind driving over to your area.

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CALVERTM 7/15/2011 3:48PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
I love your feel good corner. I'd like to have that in my backyard, Bill did a very good job. I like your chopper too, I use an electric one that's pretty easy to use. I think we're going out to eat tonite so I've got the night off from cooking. We had leftover roast beef last nite with delicious corn on the cob. I put alittle sugar in the water to make it taste sweeter, mmmm, mmmmm good! Have a wonderful weekend,

Margaret emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 7/15/2011 3:21PM

  Hi Eleni........
I had to take a nap after reading your blog. Now I am back to respond........
You had a very full day with all of your errands and purchases. Your "Feel Good Corner" looks great!!! What are the plants that Bill moved? Are they a type of Water Plant?
We have spent as much time as possible in our gardens the past few days as we have a horrible week of very hot and humid weather coming our way beginning tomorrow. I don't do well in high husband has often said that I should wear a warning label during humid spells.
Take care and enjoy your lovely corner.

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MPARKER67 7/15/2011 10:53AM

    WOW. It makes me tired just looking at the pictures. Hope you find the right gazebo. emoticon

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MIZCATHI 7/15/2011 5:52AM

    I know you are sad to lose the pool, but the reality is that you are in a new stage now and you will definitely enjoy sitting under that canopy, closer to your green babies and birds!

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/15/2011 12:08AM

    Bill did a wonderful job, it looks great, it makes me feel good.
The table and chairs are very nice, I like those a lot.
I am glad you found a chopper easier for you to use, making soup just got a lot easier. Have a wonderful evening, I can't wait to see your new area after the pool is gone. Get your rest. Sandy

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JOANNS4 7/14/2011 8:55PM

    I think it is so pretty.

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SUNSHINEGB 7/14/2011 8:44PM

    I love the way Bill did the Feel Good corner, love your new table and chair set, love the chopper ~ what make is it Eleni?

You two sure got a lot done today and bet you feel great for it!

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Early Blog For Once

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day started out good. It looked cloudy and thought we might get some more needed rain.But sun came out bright and hot.
I am not doing so great on losing weight. I seem to have stopped the gaining but I need to get to losing. It sometimes seem like I am never going to lose the weight. The only thing stopping me is me.I know that but knowing and doing something about it is the trick. I never give up but just seem to fall on my face or food too much. I have tons of inspiration from so many of you that have and are doing it. I have a husband that is willing to do anything and eat anything if it will help me. I donít work so I donít have those temptations. I am fortunate that I have the means to buy plenty of healthy food and I do. But calories are calories. And so on and so on. Even tho I want to say the heck with it I know that wonít help so I will continue to keep trying to get my crap together.I know it can be done.I just have to do it myself.
In the blog I lost I talked about getting rid of my pool. It breaks my heart to do it but I havenít been able to go into it. But it isnít fair to Bill and as he already has so much to do because I can do very little. It is just another thing I have to give up. It will be a sad day when it comes down but it is right thing to do. It makes me sad to even think about it. It helps a little to know I will be able to spread out the butterfly garden. We might put a gazebo out there. I just hate having to do it.
On a brighter note. Bill brought home a big bag of potting soil for the feel good corner. He will get all the plants back in tomorrow and it will look good again. My one statue need painted and he is going to do that too soon. The white ones need it too but it doesnít show unless you get close to them.
Got a couple of neat pics of blue jays.This guy is a young fella I think. But it is hard to get two together and I did get these two.
Ok I was going to save this and post it later in case something exciting happened. But I donít think that will happen.If it does I will tell you about it tomorrow.

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SEAWILLOW 7/14/2011 3:39PM

    I struggle to lose also and it is great to read my feelings put into words....

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JOANNS4 7/14/2011 11:25AM

    I love birds. Thank you for the pictures.
Jo Ann

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DEE107 7/14/2011 12:15AM

    love the pictures and love the blue jays but mine down here is fresh

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TILLIEBEE 7/13/2011 3:23PM

    I love the way Blue Jays look but man are they nasty mean birds. I think they have single handedly eaten baby birds from every nest in our yard. I see them chasing other birds around the yard all the time.

I'm sorry about your pool. Without access to my sister's, I don't know what I'd do in the heat. I just get on a raft and float for hours. But we can never have one in our yard. Even baby pools are a challenge to keep clean so I can't imagine the expense and maintenance of anything larger. It makes me sad that yours will have to go.

At least you seem to have a neverending supply of great grandchildren and great great grand babies to enjoy! Glad you can have a bigger butterfly garden to take super photos of. You'll be a National Geographic photographer before you know it.

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CEB2007 7/13/2011 1:30PM

    I love the birds. They seem to be enjoying your hospitality. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

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2BFREE2LIVE 7/13/2011 12:55PM

    Get rid of the pool, even though it seems to have sentimental memories, that is what it is a reminder, so keep the memories and get ride of the pool. Then you can go on and enjoy the area with a gazebo or a fountain area filled with beautiful plants.
It will set you free from that worry and also give Bill a new project to work on, he does like doing things for you.
Maybe you can find a family with children who would love to have the pool so they can make their own memories.
So as far as your diet----well we all must eat that is a given but no one says we have to eat at a certain time. I only eat when I get hungry and a lot of the time it is late after eight or nine at night when I finally get to eat.
The body does not know what time it is and neither do the calories, So eat when your hungry even if you skip a meal during the day so you can have a snack before bed. Of course unless your meds require you to eat a certain times.
Just be the sweet loving person you are and keep on trying because we all know what can happen when one gives up. Best wishes. Sandy

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MPARKER67 7/13/2011 12:42PM

    Abigal is a cutie. Calories are calories and I wish i didn't enjoy food. WW had a motto that nothing tastes as good as thin looks and I wish I believed it emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JILL313 7/13/2011 12:24PM

    I know how you feel about your WL as that is also my story. My biggest problem is late night snacking so yesterday I joined the Fighting the Urge to Sabotage Ourselves by Snacking in the Evening Team. I know nothing about the Team except there are around 40 members. I need to still check out their Team Page. I feel this is the main reason I haven't lost much weight. I assume you have an above ground pool that neither you or Bill use? If so, then I would get rid of it! Enjoy your day!



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PATRICIAANN46 7/13/2011 12:20PM

  Hi Eleni.......
I, too, am on earlier today as I have to leave at 1 for the American Girl Warehouse and won't be home until close to 6.
I definitely hear you when it comes to the frustrations of weight loss. If I could exercise like I used to before my knee replacement and my two silent heart attacks, this would be a much easier job! I do what I can, but do get discouraged when the pounds don't come off as quickly as I would like them to. What I have to keep reminding myself of, is the fact that I am still well below my HIGHEST weight and I am NOT gaining. I also have several inspirational friends (like YOU) that keep me going in the right direction.
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Lost Blog Again @#$%^&()*&*^%$#

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I can't believe it happened again. I wrote a long one and then I copied just in case. Did a spell check and it locked up.Closed out the spell check and it closed everything. Tried to paste and it wasn't there.
So I will rewrite most of it tomorrow.
I am much better and got a few things done that I have been wanting to do.
Bill hurt his leg last night while bowling so I tried to do a couple of things he does so he can rest when he gets home.
Here are some odds and ends pics. First one is my great granddaughter Abigail.Her mother sent it to me yesterday. I just liked the colors on black bird.

Ok need to check my supper in the oven.I also have steamed fresh corn.I just got a kernel cutter so I want to try it out. If I lose this blog this computer just might end up in the yard. emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 7/13/2011 9:09AM

    Terrific bird photos including the flying baby chick emoticon !

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MIZCATHI 7/13/2011 6:28AM

    Take a picture of the computer in the yard! Priceless!

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KATIE233 7/13/2011 12:26AM

    hi, it,s so maddening when you lose your blog. love the pics Abigail is getting big wow. the birds are great colours love the cardnal black bird marking are your flower too what is it called.i like the bubble bee on your back ground cute.tell Bill to be very careful don,t need him to break a leg.have a great day tomorrow i,m praying for rain.hugs to you and Bill and Roxy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 7/13/2011 12:10AM

    thanks for sharing and your great grand is getting big hugs

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JUDY1676 7/12/2011 11:20PM

    Thanks for sharing the pics--they're great!

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RURAL3 7/12/2011 10:36PM

    I hate when that happens but you can't always blame it on the computer. Sometimes it is the site. It can never be us. emoticon

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JENNA-P 7/12/2011 9:05PM

    It's so frustrating when that happens. It must be a glitch. I've actually stopped spell checking my blogs for that reason. People just have to deal with my typos .

I love the pictures :) emoticon

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Very Short Blog

Monday, July 11, 2011

It has been one of those days. But I got a very sweet text from my grand daughter Felicia. hard to stay in a bad mood when your GD tells you how much she loves you and that you are the best grandmother ever.
I haven't done anything today but sleep and play games on Computer.
Tomorrow is a new day. Time for me to check TV guide and set up dvds.
Hope you had a good day

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FLORIDASUN 7/12/2011 9:50PM

    What a BRILLIANT emoticongrand daughter you have...of COURSE you are the best grandmother, friend, and mother, wife in the world! emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 7/12/2011 6:38PM

  Hi Eleni.......
There is nothing like words of love from a Grand-daughter. It floods your world with sunshine. emoticon

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JENNA-P 7/12/2011 9:27AM

    That is so sweet. I hope today is a great day for you :)

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MPARKER67 7/12/2011 9:23AM

    Sometimes grandkids can be so sweet. emoticon

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MIZCATHI 7/12/2011 5:48AM

    Love makes the world go around - especially the sweet love of a child!

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DEE107 7/12/2011 12:15AM

    how sweet hugs

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KATIE233 7/11/2011 11:07PM

    aw that is so sweet. i did the same thing computer games it was too hot and humid to sit outside.stayed in with ac til it was time to go to,s going to be a short night for me being up early.take care and have a great day tomorrow good friend.sleep well and give Roxy a hug for me. emoticon

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