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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today was a much better day. Altho I did not sleep well. Roxy started barking like crazy around 4 am. She has never done that before. Someone or some thing was outside. She rarely ever barks but when she does she is so loud. Bill got up but didn't see anything.
Then I was trying to sleep late and she went nuts again. This time it was bug man outside.I got her quiet and then she was my shadow for about an hour. I am not sure if she was trying to protect me or was wanting to be protected. She was funny.
I promised some pictures of yard and here they are. First is a before.

That took forever to upload
Here is a before and after of Bill's ginger plant. This is the same cone

And my two lovies

Here is what Bill hung last night

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 10/13/2011 11:06PM

    What a beautiful yard, terrific husband, and beautiful display of photos!

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SHOAPIE 10/12/2011 9:26PM

    Love your new yard. It looks very peaceful and relaxing. emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 10/12/2011 5:25PM

    Nice pics. Your lovies photo well. Bill did a nice job on the wall as well.

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REXTINE1 10/12/2011 4:55PM

    You (or your lot and house) remind me of a saying they had at Case - you're a DAR. I asked what it meant - "Damned average raiser!" Of course, that assumes you are in a class that is graded on the average.

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CANBDONE 10/12/2011 3:34PM

    I love what you two have done to create your little piece of paradise! It reflects your love for each other.

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TILLIEBEE 10/12/2011 7:27AM

    Your yard looks amazing!!! LOVE IT!!!!
And your photos, too! Soooooo cool. They are arranged on the wall perfectly! I've never been able to hang things up like that.

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KATIE233 10/12/2011 12:37AM

    Eleni, love your back yard now very picture of Bill and Roxy Bill with a tye on. your pictures looks good on the wall too is Bill all done hanging them all now or still have some to do.that is a interesting plant.well take care and have a good day tomorrow.

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/11/2011 10:41PM

    WOW!!!! the yard is beautiful, what a difference, now you will have all kinds of critters crawling around out there. It does not look like the same yard at all.
Bill looks nice all cleaned up!!! Love the photo gallery he did a good job.
Glad you day was good. Have a good rest tonight. Sandy

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DEE107 10/11/2011 10:17PM

    love the yard enjoy

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JILL313 10/11/2011 9:10PM

    Your yard looks wonderful and you did a great job with Bill's help. . .I wish I had as much yard as you as I have a postage stamp back yard with a nice patio but hardly any grassy area. I love all your plants and it's great you both enjoy gardening. Thank you so much for reading my blog today. . .I've only read a few chapters in the Spark book but already I'm ready to move forward again and stop making excuses for myself. Enjoy your evening with your Lovies.



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JOANNS4 10/11/2011 8:07PM

    Thank you for sharing. Great pictures.

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SUNSHINEGB 10/11/2011 7:01PM

    Thanks for sharing more wonderful pictures Eleni, it is almost like being right there!
Is the ginger cone now red or am I not seeing right? I've never seen one before so this is something new to me ... you give me a lot of "firsts", lol, thank you!
Does Bill ever relax? It seems like he is always doing something, either outside or in. Really nice to have a hubby who does that, mine was the same till he got too ill to do it anymore.
Very nice photo of your two lovies!
Hugs, Gloria

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BARBARAROSE54 10/11/2011 6:08PM

    the yard looks great, love all the pics, thanks for sharing.

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DICHTAS2 10/11/2011 6:07PM

  Your yard looks so nice..I still plan to get over to see you and the yard.. It seems that I just don't find the time to do what I want. Love ya

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Monday, October 10, 2011

You ever have one of those days where you just hate the whole world. I can't be only one.
Probably because I am having a hard time getting the fluid under control. Makes me crabby when weight fluctuates so much.
I didn't get up til noon and took a nap at 3. But sun was shining most of the day. It looks like we might get an evening shower. The new grass loves the rain. Still haven't taken a pic.
We did get all the framed pics in order that they will be hung. Now he can hang a few each night.
I hope DWTS is good tonight. I don't have any favorites. I do like the guy that is teaching Chyna. He seems like such a nice guy and never gets a good partner.And I do like JR.He is one I probably will like to see win. And Carson isn't good enough to win but he is so much fun to watch. Cher will be there tonight and I have been her fan for ever.
Poor Bill is measuring and figuring out how to hang the pics. It will test his patience. Oh the things he does for me.
Bill ran into some of the kids at Publix.
Here is Aunt Kayla with Abigail.

Ok Time to clean up the kitchen. Oh Here comes the rain

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MPARKER67 10/11/2011 9:52AM

    I can drive both kinds of sticks but haven't done one in a car for ages emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 10/11/2011 7:48AM

That's a precious photo of mommy and baby!

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BARBARAROSE54 10/11/2011 6:10AM

    sorry you are having a bad day. Great "stick" pic.

I love DWTS, and Carson does entertain.

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NEWSTART127 10/11/2011 12:39AM

    Love the "stick" cartoon! emoticon

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DEE107 10/11/2011 12:14AM

    look how sweet and adorable the both of them hugs

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KATIE233 10/11/2011 12:10AM

    Hi Eleni, i love the picture of your grand daughter and little one.hopefully Bill will get those pictures up without to much problems. good luck Bill! it will look wonderful when done.take care Eleni hope you don,t come down with this cold and sneezing.bye for now good games today.even when i lose. emoticon

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 10/10/2011 11:09PM

    Lucky you to have such a sweet husband!
I hope your mood has lifted since you wrote this blog.
Love the pictures and photo.

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0309COOKIE 10/10/2011 11:05PM

    I love the picture about driving a stick. Too funny!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/10/2011 10:57PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I definitely know what you mean by those "Bad Days". It seems like I handled them better when I was younger. If I am tired, I have an even more difficult time getting through them. These too will pass. In the meantime, here is a giant emoticon.
I am enjoying DWTS this season. I really think that JR is talented, but also like Chyna Phillips. It will be interesting to see what happens.
Take care.

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PRAYINGSUZIE 10/10/2011 10:30PM

    I am sorry that you are having a bad day.

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Rainy Day

Sunday, October 09, 2011

It has been dark and gloomy all day. I didn't even go to grocery store. Bill went today.
I have just been taking it easy. Pretty much doing nothing
Hope you are all having a good weekend.

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CANBDONE 10/10/2011 4:51PM

    back from Tennesee, had a wonderful time...of course, the kids were having a financial crisis. I can't solve their problems. They have champagne taste and a beer budget. Fancy phones, tons of cable stations, and four kids! They're hard workers, though. I thank God they have jobs. I enjoyed cooking up a storm and spoiling my grands...the big babies, too! I'm tired today after my 9 hour drive. It's just about all I can do...
Haven't seen you in the nest...hope all is well.

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MPARKER67 10/10/2011 10:12AM

    Had a 60th birthday party this weekend and then Sunday visited my son and his family. His wife was getting ready to leave for work. The middle son Jacob ran out the door to visit his friends. Nathan and his dad were watching football. So I took Katie to the mall for lunch. I asked if my son and grandson wanted to go but was told by my son could I just pick up milk and diet coke. So Katie and I had a nice visit and I bought her a huge pumpkin for Halloween.
I also bought myself a laptop. I can't figure out how to use the mousepad so I may need to buy a mouse. Not sure if I will keep it. May give it to my son's family as an extra Christmas gift. Couldn't believe it was only 300.00!

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SHIRLEYX 10/10/2011 9:40AM

    Tomorrow is Canadian Thanksgiving, we are having a turkey with all the trimmings. My son was able to come and see his apt for the first time yesterday. We have a lot to be thankful for this year, including my sparkfriends. Have a great day and know that I am thinking of you.

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ASHENPOND 10/9/2011 11:45PM

    I hope that the week gets better for. emoticon

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KATIE233 10/9/2011 11:36PM

    i,ll give you our sun tuesday for a few days but that is it.i want it back!when it rains here i feel like i want to stay in bed and put a blanket over my head. emoticon.i hope i don,t have a flu bug my stomach is flipping this afternoon. if my sister-in-law brought me this she won,t get a nice gift at christmas time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 10/9/2011 11:05PM

    hope you have a good day so sorry its blah

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JILL313 10/9/2011 9:58PM

    It was a nice sunny day here and I wish you could give you some of it. We actually need the rain as it's been really a dry year here. I hope you'll have some sun tomorrow as for me I need the sun out most of the time to feel good.



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BARBARAROSE54 10/9/2011 8:39PM

    I would love to send you my beautiful sunny weather, but will you send me your sun this winter ?

hope tomorrow is a much better day for you.

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MICKEY341 10/9/2011 8:11PM

    Sometimes its good to have a do nothing day. Enjoy! Tomorrow will be better!

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MDMNINA 10/9/2011 8:08PM

    Doing nothing is sometimes the best thing to do!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/9/2011 7:06PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I wish I could beam you here. Not a cloud in the sky........80 degree temperatures.......breezy.........P
ERFECT!!! I have to enjoy it as things are supposed to change by Thursday.
I haven't done much today as my head feels like it weighs about 500#!!! Who gets a head cold in 80 degree weather????? Me!!! My throat isn't as sore today, but my nose is running and I'm achy and congested!!! Hopefully, I will feel better tomorrow as Elizabeth will be with us in the afternoon and evening.
Must close and get supper ready.
Take care.

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Very Windy Day

Saturday, October 08, 2011

It has been very windy all day.We were hoping for more rain.But not yet.
Haven't done much today. But I never do. I did finally get all my med packs made and put together. Won't have to do it for another 4 weeks.
Got the renewal on my homeowners insurance and now have to decide if I will renew it. The down payment is $900 and that is a lot all at one time.Then $500 quarterly. That is a lot too. My first year in this house my insurance was $75. That is one big increase. And I do not have a fancy house. It is 40 years old in an old subdivision. I have paid enough money to have bought a mansion by now and have never received one penny from my insurance.
Roxy had her grooming day today and was a good girl.Didn't poop in store and didn't start any fights. Her hair is white again. She loved laying in the dirt in back yard and that is now gone.

I can't remember if I showed this pumpkin but if I did here it is again

Ok Thats it folks.
Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian sparkers

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CALVERTM 10/10/2011 5:19PM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
How are you? Roxy looks so good! I love your little pumpkin. I made some zuchinni muffins with cream cheese frosting, yum..I want to make some pumpkin muffins too since I like the pumpkin spice creamer and coffee. I'm still feeling good, I go for another herceptin dose tmw. I will get to see my friend who is going through chemo now. She went to Hawaii, I hope she had a great time. I love your homepage supporting breast cancer research. I have a sticker on my car that says "fight like a girl", I did too. I also have one that says "Find a Cure". How are you feeling these days? Say hi to hubby. Take care and talk to you soon,

Margaret emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATIE233 10/9/2011 3:37PM

    Looks like Roxy likes getting her hair washed and brushed.we have a lovely sunny weekend here for a change. i don,t know why i,m stuck here on the computer when i should be outside enjoying this nice weather wednesday it will rain for 3 days so i,m going out for a bit.take my camera with me for a walk.aww love your little pumpkin cutie.she is a good girl getting all dressed up. take care . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CEB2007 10/9/2011 1:58PM

    As poop would say, "it's a very blustry day" here too.

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SHIRLEYX 10/9/2011 9:36AM

    Nice pics! As a dog owner I know how nice it is when they behave. I love Grandma's little pumpkin.

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DEE107 10/8/2011 11:13PM

    how cute the dog and your great grandchild hugs

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MICKEY341 10/8/2011 9:43PM

    Cutest pumpkin...and Roxie is a doll.
We got rain kind, slow and steady!

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NEWSTART127 10/8/2011 9:41PM

    Holy moly, on the insurance rate! I have basic homeowners (no flood or earthquake) and pay $1200-1300 per YEAR for full replacement coverage. Shop around, shop around. I switched companies 2 years ago and got better coverage for almost half the cost.

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BARBARAROSE54 10/8/2011 9:25PM

    thanks, it is a beautiful weekend here for our Thanksgiving !

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PATRICIAANN46 10/8/2011 8:35PM

  Hi Eleni......
We have had high winds the past two days and more is predicted for tomorrow. Our mid-80s are only supposed to last until this Wednesday, and then it is back to the norm of 62 on Thursday. I have really enjoyed the warm weather.

If I were you, I would check around to see if you can't get a better Home Insurance package. Florida may be higher than Wisconsin, but I can't imagine that it is THAT MUCH HIGHER! We pay about $650 for the entire year. Insurance companies are very competitive.........I think you can do better.

Your little Pumpkin is a real keeper and Roxy looks pretty spiffy!!! I cut Tyke's hair today and gave him a bath. He hates to have his face and butt washed but doesn't mind his back and tummy at all.

Did the seeds arrive yet? If they didn't come today, they should be there for sure by Monday. I mailed them on Thursday afternoon.


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JILL313 10/8/2011 7:56PM

    I hate windy days. . .I'd rather have rain as it's less "scary" to me. Your little Pumpkin is so adorable and ready for Trick or Treat. My home insurance is around $700 a year but I don't have the maximum like some people do. Your HO sounds really high to me but I assume it's more where you live.



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REXTINE1 10/8/2011 5:51PM

    I know they get a bath and their nails clipped, but I didn't know that short haired dogs got "groomed". I guess I'm used to dogs that don't shed now.

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SUNNY332 10/8/2011 5:18PM

    It is very windy here too, Eleni. Love the photo of your "punkin". Too cute! Good for Roxie!

Take care and thanks for keeping in touch.


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TILLIEBEE 10/8/2011 5:17PM

    I had to do a double take at Roxy trying to see where the groomer's hand was!

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    What a good Roxy!
What a cute pumpkin!
It has been both windy AND rainy, here on the east coast. It's like a monsoon outside!

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/8/2011 5:06PM

    Sounds like it is time for you to find a new insurance carrier, that can save you a lot of money. Look before you pay is my motto, never hurts to have some options especially with that much money going out the door.
Roxy looks like can you please get me out of jail!!
Cutie Pie baby pumpkin. Have a great day and stay indoors if the wind is that bad. Sandy

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Friday, October 07, 2011

Just got up from my nap It use to be afternoon delights and now it is just afternoon naps. Time sure does change some things.
I have gotten a few things done today.
I got all the veggie soup in bags and in the freezer. S I am set for soup for a couple of weeks.
I got some more of my meds measured out and bagged. I did 28 bags last night and 28 this afternoon. Will do more later tonight while I watch TV. I try to do 4 weeks at a time as I hate making up the days.
Bill is suppose to finally hang all the pictures I framed this weekend but I won't hold my breath.But I am in no hurry.
We helped Ben pay his light bill yesterday and his rent today. He is trying to get disability but that takes time. In addition to his other health issues he can now barely walk because of hurt back and hurt knee. At the rate they are all borrowing it won't be long til there isn't anything to borrow.
Joy has supposed to have found a home for one dog. She could be lying. The hard one is finding a home for pit. The one we offered to take and she backed out. Now we have Roxy. I told her she is going to end up living on the street before long. She can not live here. Getting down to one dog will be such a help. The pit rescues are full and shelters kill.He is a great dog.We got a little rain today which is good for yard. I thought we were going to get more but not yet.Temps in the high 70's all day.This is the start of what is great about living in Florida. Great winter weather. I don't even own a coat.
ok Hope you have a great weekend.

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CANBDONE 10/10/2011 4:54PM

    At least your kids "borrow"...I never get a penny back!

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SHIRLEYX 10/8/2011 9:04AM

    It's a shame that you have extra stress from the kids, it's hard to see the savings go down. I hope that things work out with Ben and Joy. I'm glad that you're strong enough to tell Joy that she can't move in with you.
Try not to worry and have a good day. This weekend is our Thanksgiving, and we are enjoying beautiful weather.

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CEB2007 10/8/2011 5:53AM

    The weather there is beautiful. When I was in college at Lakeland I was assigned to attend a church some distance away and we went through Tarpon Springs every Sunday. I loved the little street shops. Are they still there?

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KATIE233 10/8/2011 12:38AM

    i think i want to live there too. i hate winter here in canada.i got some stew left over no one wants to eat i should bag it and pull it out in a week or so. have a good weekend. hugs

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DEE107 10/8/2011 12:06AM

    wow and you would need a coat here ugh

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PATRICIAANN46 10/7/2011 9:18PM

  Hi Eleni.......
It is hard to believe, but we had temps in the high 70s and into the low 80s today too. It has been absolutely beautiful for almost 2 weeks now with more to come next week. I will take it!!!!! Fall is my favorite season. This afternoon I was washing windows outside in shorts and a sleeveless shirt. This isn't real common in October in Wisconsin.
Tomorrow I am going to finish planting tulip bulbs and also clean up in my largest garden. Have a great weekend.

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/7/2011 7:39PM

    Holy Moly, your hot we were lucky to see 56 for today's high. We are getting colder and colder at night too. Hit 40 last night and next week mid upper 30s so winter is on the way to the Great Pacific Northwest. I still have a lot of bulbs to get into the ground but it has rained every day for the past week, we may get a short break tomorrow then it is suppose to rain for the next six days!!
I will not turn on this gas heat if I can help it last year a month cost $389.00 to heat the house so I am checking into getting a heat pump installed with what just the gas furnace costs to run we can pay for a new electric unit in no time. Hope you have a great evening, and did I miss the yard pictures?

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JILL313 10/7/2011 6:54PM

    We're also having a beautiful day in CA and overall it was a mild summer. I know now that I'm disabled there is no way I could live happily where there is snow and usually cold Winter weather. LIke you, I just own sweaters but no coats. Maybe I'd use one a couple of times a year but otherwise a sweater is all I need. I hope they find a good home for the Pit Bull--I'd hate to see him destroyed. . .It's so sad.



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