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Grocery day

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Slept in late this morning and have been tired all day. But it was grocery day. I still have stuff all over kitchen that needs prepped and put up. I may save some for tomorrow.
I did not have a loss this week but didn't gain either so I am happy with that.
We watched a lot of tennis this weekend. The womens final is on now and I am hoping Serena loses. She has a tough opponent. She has already been broken twice. Stosur from Australia is playing great right now.
Someone asked me about the tofu pasta and here it is.

Most of gazebo is done. The new railings look much better than what came with it. We have new chairs and table for it but they have to be put together. Will maybe get some hanging baskets for the sides.

here some of the grandkids

Ok the kitchen is calling.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/12/2011 6:53PM

  Hi Eleni......
I asked about the Tofu Pasta and appreciate the information. emoticon

I love the Gazebo. It looks so relaxing already and you aren't finished yet. I may grab a good book and head over.

Love the pictures of your beautiful grandchildren. I don't know what I would do without Elizabeth.

I am tired of company already. There is ALWAYS someone talking to me!!!!!


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REXTINE1 9/12/2011 10:09AM

    Your gazebo looks great. I have subscribed to your blog again, and your picture doesn't show as a friend. On the other hand, when I look at your page it only says "Remove as a Friend" so I'm pretty sure you still are one. I don't know what is going on.


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NOW2DAY 9/12/2011 9:22AM

    I watched the tennis match yesterday. It was great to see Serena lose. I think she is not 100% yet and will be back. I didn't like her unsportsmanlike behavior. When you have as much money as she does I don't think she can see the error of her ways. That Aussie girl was a breath of fresh air, so in the high ground zone.

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SHIRLEYX 9/12/2011 8:28AM

    Wonderful pics. The gazebo turned out really nice. You have beautiful grandchildren!

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GLORYB2014 9/12/2011 7:17AM

    OMG, your gazebo is calling me, lol. It's lovely Eleni and looks so inviting, I'd be sitting out there more than inside.

What beautiful grandchildren you have, I can feel the proud coming through the computer!
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DEE107 9/11/2011 10:42PM

    love your pictures and esp the yard

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KATIE233 9/11/2011 10:28PM

    know i know where Abigail got her beautiful eyes from her your picture of your grandchildren. yes you both are doing a good job on the gazebo yes flowers would make it a finish job.what is fall like in florida? i never tried anything with tofu or noodles.well take care and i got a few pictures on my page if u want to take a look.well i got the lawn all cut for another few weeks should do til october.i hope.take care and big hugs to you and Bill and Roxy.

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TILLIEBEE 9/11/2011 8:19PM

    Thanks for posting the calorie info on those noodles! I'll try some this week.

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JILL313 9/11/2011 8:10PM

    You, Bill and family are going to enjoy spending time in your new Beautiful gazebo--I sure wish I had one!! All your GC are just beautiful and I know you must be so proud of all of them. I'll have to try that pasta if they have it available around here (CA). Bright Blessings to You & All.



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OURELEE1 9/11/2011 7:42PM

  Great looking grandchildren and gazebe. Bill is doing a great job.

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DICHTAS2 9/11/2011 6:06PM

  Bills doing a good job.
Have you tried that pasta before?

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    Thank you for showing a photo of the pasta. That looks very interesting; I'll have to see if I can find it around here.

The gazebo looks fabulous! So jealous!

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Abigail's Special Day

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I am so tired. Today was Abigail's special day.She was such a good baby.She had her eyes wide open the whole time just checking everyone out. Never cried or whined at all. She looked like a baby doll instead of a live baby. She stayed wided eyed until when we finished taking pictures and poor little thing just fell sound asleep. I used my small camera and flash didnít work when it should so all the pictures didnít turn out so good. I was to tired to edit a lot so I put all on face book.
Here are just a few. There was actually 5 generations on Feliciaís dad side. Abigail has plenty of great grannyís.She has 3 of those and 1 great great.

Now I am trying to rest and watch tennis. Bill has zonked out in living room.
So I will say good night for now.

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LOSINIT52 9/11/2011 12:22PM

    Absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for sharing. You're looking lovely yourself my dear!
Have a great week!

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 9/11/2011 12:11PM

    Lovely photos! You are so right, Abigail looks just like a baby doll!

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SHIRLEYX 9/11/2011 9:00AM

    Beautiful pictures. Abigail looks like such a cutie!

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MIZCATHI 9/11/2011 8:34AM

    Such a beautiful baby and family... congratulations!

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GLORYB2014 9/11/2011 8:12AM

    The pictures are beautiful Eleni and you are so right . . . Abigail looks like a little doll, she is so sweet!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/11/2011 1:17AM

    What a beautiful family!

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JILL313 9/10/2011 10:33PM

    What an adorable and sweet baby Abigail is. . .And how lucky she has so many Grandmas. . .You look really great and so Happy!! I love all the pictures of her, you, your DH and family. Get a good night's sleep.



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KATIE233 9/10/2011 10:28PM

    Abigail look very cute in her gown. you and bill looked good that 4 generation on your side. Abigail probably wonders what is going on everyone taking pictures with me and i,m dress in this outfit. wow!you get some rest now take care big hugs nice pictures.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/10/2011 10:12PM

  Hi Eleni.......
emoticon for sharing Abigail's big day with us. I love her gown and beautiful. I know you are tired, but I bet you enjoyed every minute of the baptism. It is such a special day.
I am tired too, so will say "Good Night" for now.

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DEE107 9/10/2011 9:43PM

    what a lovely family and a pretty baby so cute

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 9/10/2011 9:25PM

    TILLIEBEE beat me to it! The whole time I was looking at the pictures, I was thinking of how precious she is.

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TILLIEBEE 9/10/2011 7:18PM

    what a sweet doll baby!!!

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Rainy Afternoon

Friday, September 09, 2011

Sun was shining all day til about an hour ago and now it is raining.Sure dropped the temps.It is just 78 now.
Sorry I didn't blog yesterday. Need to do them earlier.
My daughter called and wanted to borrow my card table and I agreed as long as she brought Abigail by. So they did.It was suppose to be a quick visit but once they came they were in no big hurry to leave. I finally told them they needed to go. LOL
Abigail was too sure when I first took her but then she was smiles. She is growing so fast.
When they took table out I held her and when she realized her mom and grandma were both gone she was not happy and just started to cry when they came back in.Yes she is spoiled rotten. I should have some pictures tomorrow at her baptism.
Her mom sent this to my phone to show me she liked sweet potatoes.

These two butterflies seemed to be courting as they followed each other close.

And this little solo guy

And a hairy skipper

Bill got some more work don and should have it all done this weekend

And here are some cute pot sitters that my cyber daughter Robin sent me. I am going to keep them here on my desk tho as they are so cute.

Ok nothing new much.
Oh the trivia answer was Starbucks and several got it. I am bad with trivia. Good thing I have the answers.

This should be easy for all you teachers
Which of the following letters is never used as a Roman numeral R,D,C,M

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SHIRLEYX 9/10/2011 10:33AM

    Glad that your were able to have a nice visit. Beautiful pics as always!

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SUNNY332 9/10/2011 9:42AM

    Love the photo of Abigail. What a sweetie! Congrats to everyone!

Have a good weekend.


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GLORYB2014 9/10/2011 5:55AM

    Sweet picture of Abigail, sweet potatoes and all!
The colors of the butterflies are beautiful! We've got two chipmunks that are either following one another or chasing one another so maybe they are courting too ... good, that means more cute babies for us to feed!
Your pot sitters are really cute ... but what are pot sitters? I'm getting more Duh by the day, lol.
Gazebo is coming along nicely, you'll be happy sitting out there Eleni!

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KATIE233 9/9/2011 11:50PM

    yes the hairy butterfly is sure hairy yes your camera is very good to pick that the courting butterflies too. Abigail is a cutie love her big eyes beautiful.she sure has lots of hair. glad she likes sweet potato. have a great day maybe it will be nice on weekend.big hugs

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DEE107 9/9/2011 11:36PM

    R is the trivia answer and love your pictures and she is getting so big and cute tooo

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DEE107 9/9/2011 11:36PM

    R is the trivia answer and love your pictures and she is getting so big and cute tooo

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PATRICIAANN46 9/9/2011 9:49PM

  Hi Eleni.......
Just a short note as we are in "Company Mode." I took a couple of minutes away to do a little bit of Sparking.
I have named the "Courting Butterflies", Bill and Eleni (of course). Your camera is so good that it is easy to see why Hairy Skipper is named Hairy.
Have fun at Abigail's baptism. Look forward to the pictures.
Take care.
PS...I forgot the Trivia question.....R. emoticon

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    Adorable baby, gorgeous butterflies! Love the caterpiller pot sitter. The gazebo is coming right along--bet you're looking forward to using it!

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TILLIEBEE 9/9/2011 6:27PM

    My babies ate sweet potatoes so much they started to turn orange! LOL

Hope you have a nice evening!!!!

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I got up this morning at 6:15 . Ugh. Went with Bill to doc as he had a 3 part stress test. He did well.We got home around 11:30 and I went back to bed for short nap as I had an appointment at 1. But went I got up I got a call that my appointment was cancelled.Doc had an emergency.
Ok some of you smarty pants for sure.Yes it was Chile.
Area: 756,945 sq. km. (302,778 sq. mi.); nearly twice the size of California

One thing about the trivia questions is that I am learning stuff.
Ok Heres another one
What company went public in 1992 with the NASDAQ trading symbol SBUX? I had no idea myself

Bill has gotten started on walkway and floor of gazebo.The stones were delivered yesterday.He also brought home the new railings. The new railings are so much better than what came with it. Hopefully he can get it all done this weekend.

This is final pic of big momma.She still has a few buds yet but it is pretty big.

I am struggling with food again. But I can do this.

Here is a good laugh my friend MYRTLEBEACHWINS: sent me

"If my body was a car, I would be thinking of trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps, dents, scratches and my paint job is getting dull. My headlights are out of focus. My traction is not as graceful as it once was. My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach maximum speed. But the worst is...everytime I sneeze, cough, or sputter either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!" Hope it made you smile too

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SHIRLEYX 9/8/2011 9:09AM

    Beautiful blooms on big mama! Thank you for the joke, it did make me smile.

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KATIE233 9/8/2011 12:20AM

    i love that joke it sure made me laugh and smile. so cute! i like your big flower with all the the colour. yes hope the gazebo gets done soon so you can sit in it before it,s to it is 60f in the evening cool.fall is here.sweather time.tonight we had some rain.made it feel damp. i watered the flower were miss queenie is and i felt funny watering her or the flowers.i haven,t decided if i,m going to keep it a rock garden or put grass seed down.i guess i will see what it looks like next year.hope Bill is feeling ok. you not working him to hard are you Eleni!hahaha just kidding.have a great day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Very funny joke!
The flooring is looking good!
Beautiful flowers, as always!
I hope Bill is feeling okay.

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    Love the joke! The gazebo is going to be so nice when it's done. How clever of your busband to figure ways to upgrade and make it safer. Love the plant, such a beautiful color.

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SUNNY332 9/7/2011 7:15PM

    Starbucks is the answer to your trivia question.

Love your new background.


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DICHTAS2 9/7/2011 6:16PM

  Pretty Good.. So true!!

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OURELEE1 9/7/2011 5:17PM

  Too funny.

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GLORYB2014 9/7/2011 4:45PM

    emoticonYour joke sure did make me smile Eleni, almost made my radiator leak, lol.

What is the actual name of big momma? I really like that plant and wondered if we had it here in Canada. Could it be grown/kept indoors?

The walkway and floor of the gazebo are already looking great, you'll soon be sitting out there!

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DEE107 9/7/2011 4:37PM

    Starbucks your trivia and love the pictures great job Bill

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CALVERTM 9/7/2011 4:31PM

    Hello dear friend,
I like trivia but I don't know the answer to this one. I'm with you with the eating issues but we just keep moving forward towards our goal and if we mess up, we just dust ourselves off and get back up and back on our program. I love your pics and your funny comments, made me smile and perked me up on this rainy day. We're so sick of rain here, people have lost power again in some counties near us and places are leaking. Enough with the hurricances already, take care,

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PATRICIAANN46 9/7/2011 3:52PM

  Hi Eleni........
Starbucks would be my choice.

I can't get the Orchid that Ken bought me for Valentines day to bloom again. No sign of a bloom stalk at all. What am I doing wrong? When I look at Big Mamma, I just marvel. Maybe I should send you mine. The leaves look great.....but that is it!!!

Any suggestions???????

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LOSINIT52 9/7/2011 3:39PM

    Big Mamma is beautiful.
You mentioned you are struggling with food. Stay strong! You know you can do it! Bit by bit we. Will whittle away the fat. We can do this. We are strong feisty ladies. Give yourself some time to fine tune your focus. You are so worth it.

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JILL313 9/7/2011 2:48PM

    Your Gazebo is just going to be Beautiful--How great that Bill knows how to do it!! I hope you will have a great day and be Healthy and continue to make healthy food choices. I also enjoyed and loved your pictures--everything is just beautiful!!



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    Love all your photo's that is going to be so fantastic when it's finished. The water is so clean. Lucky you! Thanks for sharing the smiles.

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MPARKER67 9/7/2011 2:17PM

    If it isn't starbucks we are all going to look like fools emoticon.
Big mama is beautiful. I tried again and again mine died.

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TILLIEBEE 9/7/2011 1:44PM

    Yup! I got beat to it, but I knew Starbucks right away!!!

Thanks for making me feel smart for a change!!!

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CKMATHERLY 9/7/2011 1:42PM

    What company went public in 1992 with the NASDAQ trading symbol SBUX?

Starbucks!! I heart coffee!

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The answer to yesterday's trivia is eyes.

Paralichthys albigutta

Description: body color brown, its shade depending on color of bottom, with numerous spots and blotches; 3 prominent eye-like spots forming a triangle; one spot on lateral line, one above, one below; numerous white spots scattered over body and fins (albigutta, white-spotted); strong canine-like teeth; caudal fin in shape of wedge, its tip in the middle.
Similar Fish: southern flounder, P. lethostigma (no eye-like spots; color pattern is key to distinguishing the two species).
Where found: INSHORE on sandy or mud bottoms, often ranging into tidal creeks; occasionally caught on NEARSHORE rocky reefs.
Size: common to 2 pounds, generally smaller than southern flounder.
*Florida Record: n/a
Remarks: hatches into usual fish form, but right eye migrates over to left side early in life; a bottom dweller; thought to spawn OFFSHORE; feeds on crustaceans and small fishes.

Nothing to talk about today.
Here are my back yard visitors today

trivia Which is the longest and narrowest country.????

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    I'm with some of the others--the first country that popped into my mind was Chili. Love the blue jay--such beautiful colors.

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SHIRLEYX 9/7/2011 9:57AM

    We have a lot of bluejays up here....but they seem to be much fatter than yours. Probably because our weather is so much colder. Lovely pics as usual.

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KATIE233 9/6/2011 11:38PM

    nice picture of the blue jay i like the one on the bench.nice one. and i like the flower pictures pretty.i,m not good at these trivia .have a great day have you tried your gazebo yet.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/6/2011 11:03PM

  Hi Eleni.......
Just a quick note before I head for bed. I am really tired tonight.
I thought Chile too as the answer to your Trivia question.

Not much news here.......our company is on their way and should be in Wisconsin tomorrow.........Northern Wisconsin, where they will visit Ken's second oldest brother.
Tomorrow we meet Elizabeth's Pre-School Teacher and tour her classroom. She is really excited for us to see it.
Take care.

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LOSINIT52 9/6/2011 10:01PM

Chukchuk is in a Quiz Contest trying to win Prize money of Rs.1 Million US$
The questions are as follows:
1) How long was the 100 yr war?
A) 116
B) 99
C) 100
D) 150
Chukchuk says, "I will skip this"

2) In which country are the Panama hats made?
Chukchuk asks for help from the University students

3) In which month do the Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
Sardar asks for help from general public

4) Which of these was King George VI first name?
Chukchuk asks for lucky cards

5) The Canary Islands, in the Pacific Ocean, Has its name x-udd on which animal:
Chukchuk gives up.
If you think you are indeed clever and laughed at Chukchuk 's replies, then please check the answers below:
1) The 100-year war lasted 116 years from1337-1453
2) The Panama hat is made in Ecuador
3) The October revolution is celebrated in November
4) King George's first name was Albert. In 1936 He changed his name.
5) Puppy. The Latin name is INSULARIA CANARI This means islands of the puppies. Now tell me who's the dumb one...Don' Ever Laugh at a Chukchuk again.
(ChukChuk community lives some where in Siberia

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DEE107 9/6/2011 9:52PM

    thanks for sharing and love your pictures I thought Chile tooo

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TILLIEBEE 9/6/2011 8:12PM

    Is Chile the answer to your trivia question?
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OURELEE1 9/6/2011 8:00PM

  Made a big pot of chili to put in the freezer. Did you make your soup for the week?

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    Such lovely backyard visitors! So cute, too!

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BIRCHCAMP 9/6/2011 5:37PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Is it Argentina?
Thanks for the great pics!

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GLORYB2014 9/6/2011 5:34PM

    First, I'm not good at Trivia, did not know the answer and don't know the answer of today's that you put on. I am DUH with these things!
But I sure love your pictures and the little squirrel looks like he's looking straight at you Eleni! Really cute.

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