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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Once again a nothing day. Got up real early but went back to bed. I was going to get back on track today but didn't happen. Then this afternoon my 41 year old son called and really aggravated me. He left a crying message that their lights were being cut off and needed some money. I am so tired of helping my kids out. Sorry but it gets old. I worked hard and long for many years and rarely ever asked for any help. I was more pissed that he waited til last minute. I was not too nice to him and asked him why did he wait til the last minute. Bill gave him the riot act when he stopped there to give him the money. I was just thinking the other day that we just might be able to get our account built up but I should have known better.
Oh well.
Bill has got the back wall where pool was looking good.Will get a pic tomorrow.
Here is the pupa.The book said you should see the wings at some point. It looks like I can just slightly see them. I am hoping it doesn't change during the night so I can see it.

My spark pal TSISQUAUSDI
said Bill's plant is a type of ginger - that "pine-cone" will soon erupt in small white or yellow flowers that smell really nice!
Perfect timing as sure enough it has one bloom today

And we have more mice again.Bill set a trap tonight

This is butterfly that stopped by today
Ok thats all folks. Time to go watch TV.

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CANBDONE 8/3/2011 6:49PM

    I SO understand! I sometimes think my kids are my ministry! I failed at Tough Love 101. When your grandkids are involved it's hard to say no. Mine wait 'til the last minute, too. That makes me twice as mad!!! Somehow the young people don't have the same work ethic that we were raised in. It's a different type of world and everyone is struggling with this scary economy. Both my kids are working and I thank God for that! It could be worse, they could be back in my house!

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JCBCPAE 8/3/2011 3:07PM

    Hold on my child, joy comes in the morning, Weeping only lasts for a time. This is the song I held onto when I was going through hard times in my life. Sorry to hear your son is giving you guys such grief. Just determine you are going to get back on track. Remember, Never give up ! Never stop getting up ! Never stop starting over ! A song in your heart and the wind at your back, keep putting one foot at a time forward and before you know it you will be back on track. emoticon emoticon

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MPARKER67 8/3/2011 1:02PM

    Love the pupa. Can't wait for it to open. Bet part of you wanted to say no. I know I feel that way. Seems like I have always helped my Mother and I wonder if my son will ever be in the position to help me instead of the other way around.

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MIZCATHI 8/3/2011 6:44AM

    It's wonderful how when life gets you down, you always have your plants and butterflies!

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SUNSHINEGB 8/3/2011 5:15AM

    Beautiful butterflies come to you Eleni ... love the pics but the mouse? Aww come on, he has such soulful eyes, lol, isn't he a little sweetie?

I'd love to see the flower when it is fully bloomed and also the butterfly when it comes out of the puppa! Hope you get to catch that with your camera.

Kudos to Bill for all the hard work he is putting in the yard!

Have a great day Eleni! Cheers!

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KATIE233 8/3/2011 12:34AM

    lots of pictures will be interesting to see Bill,s flower. i hope you are up for the butterfly coming out too.have a good day tomorrow.

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DEE107 8/3/2011 12:02AM

    thanks for the pictures and nice butterflies

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TILLIEBEE 8/2/2011 9:33PM

    Whoa! That's a big mouse!!!!!!

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FLORIDASUN 8/2/2011 9:23PM

    Uggghhh! You are the world's most compassionate mom! You should NOT have to be contending with this nonsense at this stage of the game. I'm so sorry but your kids all know that you are a SOFT touch! Makes me aggravated at them for not standing on their own two feet.

I left the house at 17 and was darn happy to have my independence. I NEVER asked my mother and dad for a cent...well...I can't say that because she did help us put about $500 down on our first home with my first hubby...but he was a he let her and I should have spoke up...but at 17, I wanted that house BAD!

My mother NEVER baby sat and my MIL never did either. My mom told me that she had raised me and wasn't intending on raising any more that was that.

I have a friend that does nothing BUT baby sit her grandkids and it wears her down..but if that's what she wants to do...she should.

Don's mom does the same thing that your kids do to you...lays on the guilt and makes HER problems his. We have spent a bloody fortune helping that needy manipulating mother and sister of you know why I'm NOT her greatest fan.

I think you need to lay down the law and tell these kids that you aren't their bank..then maybe disconnect your phone, and put steel bars over your windows..hee hee. emoticon I know it's hard! emoticon

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JILL313 8/2/2011 7:55PM

    Hi Eleni, I know how you feel regarding your son's request as one of my sons is always hitting me up for money--how does he think I live. Like you, I always worked hard for my money and wouldn't have thought about asking my parents but this is another generation and we are in hard times.

I love your garden and can't wait to see what Bill has done with the pool area.



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Monday, August 01, 2011

Nothing new here. My days are actually very boring. My weight loss motivation is at an all time low. have no motivation.
I did get a pcture of two butterflies on plants at same time. I need something new to wander into yard.
First two have 2 butterflies and then some others I took today. The pupa is the same.
Someone gave Bill this plant last year. We thought it had died but it came back.Does anyone know what it is

I did get just a few things today. I put what pics I had on computer onto a disk. Did a load of clothes. And thats about it. Bill brought sandwichs home and he is off bowling.
Ok I need to set up the DVD plaers to tape tonight.I will watch Master Chef and tape Closer.
Hope you had a good day.

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FLORIDASUN 8/4/2011 10:30AM

    The butterflys look AMAZING against those colorful flowers! Just gorgeous!

Get back on the weight loss will help you stay healthy and happy..and you know we NEED you to do that!

Hugs, hugs, and MORE hugs. What a little cutie patootie in the sunglasses! emoticon emoticon

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JOANNS4 8/2/2011 10:27PM

    I love the pictures. emoticon

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LOSINIT52 8/2/2011 5:56PM

    Beautiful photos.
Regarding the motivation though... Ahemmmm... I know that you KNOW what you have to do to lose the weight. You just need to DO IT!
My advice and challenge if you'll take it is three times a day to close your eyes and focus on your reasons for losing weight. You have much to enjoy, including Bill, those grands and GG's and I could go on and on. Positive self talk really does help.

Get back to what you did that worked. Let's make august a great month. You can do it. I hear you regretting that you're not doing what you need to do. I was too. We NEED to do this for so many reasons and putting it off isn't going to make it any easier. We can get back on track together. Let's go gal.

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MPARKER67 8/2/2011 2:05PM

    Sorry I don't know plants that well to help. Hope your butterfly changes today.

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TSISQUAUSDI 8/2/2011 1:06PM

    First - Gorgeous pictures - You're getting better at it. Second, the plant is a type of ginger - that "pine-cone" will soon erupt in small white or yellow flowers that smell really nice!

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KATIE233 8/2/2011 1:13AM

    hi there Eleni, nice flowers and butterflies and cute picture of great grandchild she is cute with sunglasses.i have no idea what Bills flower is.have a good day tomorrow.

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1CHARMINCHICK66 8/2/2011 12:41AM

  What beautiful butterflies! Your garden will be wonderful.
After showing us how you measure everything, I took heart. I am having a hard time getting portions down to a small enough size. Everything I eat seems to be too much in calories but too little in size to fill me up. Guess my stomach has stretched.
How do you manage that part of it. And late night snacking? that is tough for me. How are you handling it?
I know that you are doing much better than I am. Your video showed me how!!! Thanks. 1charminchick66

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DEE107 8/2/2011 12:03AM

    love the pictures esp of the flower and butterflies

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TILLIEBEE 8/1/2011 8:02PM

    Have a nice night. I love the Closer.
Thanks for the pretty pictures and the fashionista pic of your great grand sweetie!

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Lazy day

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nothing much going on. A little on the tired side.
Bill went out for breakfast with his daughter. Then he took Roxy to get her monthly bath and spruce up.Her coat is whiter and softer. Now she can get dirty again playing out in the sand in back yard.
We did get some rain this afternoon but not much.
My butterfly pupa is still hanging. Hoping it starts changing during the day so I will see it..
Ok here are some pics of my grandchildren and great. They are on vacation in Tenn

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SHIRLEYX 8/1/2011 8:06AM

    Great pics! Hope that we all have a nice unstressful day today.

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JOANNS4 8/1/2011 7:33AM

    I love the pictures. Have a nice Aug. 1st.

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KATIE233 8/1/2011 12:17AM

    love your pictures.

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DEE107 7/31/2011 10:53PM

    love your pictures you have nice grandchild God bless you and your family

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LOSINIT52 7/31/2011 9:20PM

    Love your photos. You have a great family.
Tomorrow is a new month. Any streaks you're planning to start?

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MICKEY341 7/31/2011 8:31PM

    Beautiful pictures. Of both G/children and GG/children...and butterflies.
Just a note, I have the same steamer and I love it! It gets a lot of use here!
Hope you enjoy your new butterfly garden. My flowers are about a thing of the past. We are in water rationing mode now and with temp. in 105 to 110 range, it is hard to keep much alive! I am just concentrating on the trees and shrubs now. emoticon

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JILL313 7/31/2011 7:22PM

    You have Beautiful Grandaughters and a Great Grandaughter! I hope the heat lets up and then we'll all feel better! Enjoy your evening.

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CANBDONE 7/31/2011 5:38PM

    Butterflies are a symbol of hope. They found thousands of butterflies etched in the walls of concentration camps...I love them, too! I think my granddaughter is shocked that she can't have her way 100% of the time at Nana's. They tend to make her The Princess. She's 8 and has a bit of a temper...but not a problem for this old school teacher. Both of the kids are well-behaved and easy to have. They're appreciative of every little thing. Tomorrow will be another Walmart run and I have to get lab work done for my Aug.12 check-up. I've got a hard spot left over from my car accident last November in my right breast. That was the worst injury besides the fractured rib. I want to make sure it's just scar tissue from the haematoma. The kids have helped sort through the playroom so we have another load to take to Salvation Army tomorrow, too. I believe in child labor!

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Short blog

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I was so pleased to see caterpillar has gone to next stage which is suppose to last 1 to 5 days if I read the book right. Here is last night and then this morning

Here are the new knives,tomato bowl and new steamer

And here are two that Bill took today.He did a good job

And the deck is gone and we have a rough outline of where butterfly garden will come to,

Ok Gotta go put up groceries

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KATIE233 8/1/2011 12:23AM

    Hi Eleni, are you going to put anymore statues in your butterfly garden.i see you went shopping and got more things.nice red bowl for tomatoes. i got a steamer too but don,t use it still in box never opened been 3 yrs now.glen got it for me for christmas 3 yrs ago.i thought i,d use it but probably more when in my own place. i like my crock pot better.i want to get a bigger crock pot.Bill took nice pictures.have a super day.

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RURAL3 7/31/2011 6:25PM

    I like the new bowl. Why did you get a new steamer? I thought you had 2 already.

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LOSINIT52 7/31/2011 2:40PM

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CANBDONE 7/31/2011 2:05PM

    How do you make the veggies taste good if they're steamed? Are they mushy? I'm tempted to purchase one or maybe dig out my old one and give it another try. Maybe I overcoook them.

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DEE107 7/31/2011 12:05AM

    looks great thanks for sharing your pictures

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TILLIEBEE 7/30/2011 9:22PM

    I love reading your blogs

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Errand Day

Friday, July 29, 2011

Almost was finished with blog and power flickered off and on and poof went my blog.
We went to Wa-Mart and ofcourse got stuff that was not on my list.Will tell you about it tomorrow.
Then we went to get my nails done.Bill went down to pet store to kill time.He got Roxy a new sqweek toy. As you can see she liked it

Tis is how back area of where pool was will look.The three single layer is where we will extend the butterfly garden

And just a couple from yesterday

Gotta go.Hope you had a good day

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KATIE233 7/30/2011 12:56PM

    hi your garden area is going to look good.can,t wait to see it done.Roxy likes her new toy nice pictures of her , hope the squeak don,t get to you.miss queenie is down again to have some more food she has to make up for 3 days little at a time.i,m going to check on my veggies today specially my lemon cucumber it is like a small tomato right will be interesting to try.i got 3 zucchinni ,s so far and more about 5 inches letting them grow a bit take care and have a super day.

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DEE107 7/30/2011 12:02AM

    nice butterflies and puppy was cute thanks for sharing

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LOSINIT52 7/29/2011 11:25PM

    That really is one gorgeous dog. Bet you wonder what you ever did without her.
Thanks as usual for commenting on your blog. Sometimes I think no one reads them but I am really feeling like I am on a roll and am enjoying writing them . Not that I am expecting to lose my spark fire anytime soon but I really should write them when I am less motivated as well. Sometimes I go into hiding when I am not doing so well and that isn't good for me.
Have a great weekend.

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TSISQUAUSDI 7/29/2011 9:57PM

    I'm glad things are going well for you, my friend! Sorry about the blog, though - Bet it was awesome!

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JOANNS4 7/29/2011 8:55PM

    I just love the pictures. I always get extras at Walmart, too. Fun. It's nice to see the girls still on Dancing .

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