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Productive Day

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It has been raining off and on all day.Typical Florida weather.Sun shining and then raining.Just a little windy with sun peeking out at times.
I got up super early for me today.I got up at 8.It is usually closer to noon.
Bill was going to stay home instead of going for breakfast and a couple of bowling practice games. I run him out.But he did get all my soup stuff out now. We keep list in big pot and he just brings all the stuff to kitchen, By 10:30 soup was made and simmering. after lunch he helped me bag it up for freezer.He has helped me the last two times and it is faster and easier. I ended up with 2 quarts of just the broth which is good as that is part Bill likes. I put a lot of yellow squash in soup and he doesn't like that.
I did good again last night. I had bought only 3 slices of turkey light brest deli meat. When I went to make sandwich I saw it was too much so only use a little over half and put rest in fridge. I did get hungry around 10 and took out one small piece of the lunch meat and that was all I ate. I did have a glass of orange juice around 8. So that left me with one small piece that I ate with my orange juice since I got up so early. Pretty good if I do say so myself.
I had some of my fresh made soup and salad for lunch.Saved 1/2 salad for tonight.
I was ready for a nap at 2.So I listened to my recording and then took nap.
So I am doing better than I have in months. Thanks Debbie
Bill is in living room snoring with Roxy sleeping in his lap. My two babies.
This first pic is same one as yesterday but flower on left is completely bloom.Oh warning.Lizards at end of blog

This is same hibiscus from yesterday taken this morning.On 2nd one you can see some rain drops. Bill measured it and it is 8" across

Ok this is same one only this afternoon with 2nd bloom opened

And I just took this one a few minutes ago.Do not get as clear of a picture this time of day

And now lizards

Ok time to get stuff out for supper.

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MPARKER67 4/23/2012 9:46AM

    Hibiscus. cardinal and lizards. How cool!

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 4/23/2012 7:21AM

    I love your flowers! And those little lizards are one of a gardener's best friends!

MOST IMPORTANTLY ----- I'm SO happy to read that you're eating less deli meat!! It's loaded with sodium, which contributes to water retention, which can make one feel bloated and crappy.

So congrats are in order for that! emoticon emoticon

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NEWSTART127 4/23/2012 1:14AM

    Glad you had a good day!

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KATIE233 4/22/2012 11:24PM

    nice pictures of flowers and cardnal but lizard yuck.even when it is small.we are suppose to get dumped on tonight or tomorrow with snow i,ll have to keep my fingers crossed we don,t..sound like you had a good day and eating too well done.i find on nerve pills i,m eating better but i don,t want to gain all the weight back. so got to becareful.when i see dr. in may 7th he might take me off them ,will see.take care and talk later big hugs my dear friend. emoticon emoticon

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0309COOKIE 4/22/2012 9:26PM

    It's raining here too. Has been all day. I think it is raining all up and down the East Coast today.

You are doing really well with your eating. Good for you. You must be proud of yourself.

I miss those little lizards. I used to see them all the time when I lived in Florida.

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DEE107 4/22/2012 9:09PM

    love your flowers and birds and aligator tooo

thanks for sharing them and hope you are doing better today

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PATRICIAANN46 4/22/2012 8:54PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am so glad to hear that Debbie has been able to put you right on course this time. You sound excited and determined and that is great!!!!!
I was pretty productive today too. After Elizabeth left, I did a load of wash, cleaned the kitchen, and then spent the afternoon sewing. I bought a cover for our new couch which fits well, but tends to pull out of the cushion area and the part that covers the upper cushions falls down. There was about a 54 inch pocket at the part of the cover between the upper and lower cushions. Ken cut a length of plastic tube for me and I slipped it in and then pushed it between the cushions. Then I put velcro strips from the top of the back cushions down the back of the couch, preventing the cover from slipping down. So far, so good!!! With 2 dogs, I have to cover the furniture.
I will try what you suggested for the picture of Abigail and let you know if it works.
Have a great week.

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JILL313 4/22/2012 8:22PM

    It does sound like a really good day!! I only wish I could say I did something really productive today but I haven't. I do enjoy making soup and eating it but it's been in the upper 70s today and I usually make it when it's cold outside. As usual, your garden is so beautiful. I love the bird and lizards picture--I don't like lizards either. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OURELEE1 4/22/2012 7:36PM

  Good for you back on track!!!!!!!!

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FLORIDASUN 4/22/2012 7:12PM

    Woot...woot...GOOD for you on the eating category. You ALWAYS take the BEST pictures and you are SO cute to put a warning about the lizards...that made me laugh! emoticon I like those little guys! Hugs to you and tell Bill and Roxy hi for me! emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 4/22/2012 6:37PM

    Nice photos Eleni.

I sent in an order for a few small things and one is a sort of stand that will hold my freezer bag to make it easier to pour in homemade soups, chili, etc. Got tired of making messes, lol.

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DICHTAS2 4/22/2012 6:23PM

  We like the lizards . They eat the bugs.. Just don't like them when they get in the house.
Nice flowers.

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Starting Over

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I started over yesterday and it is going better than expected. I had a great visit and session with Debbie yesterday.
I ate half of what I would have eaten last night and ate nothing after supper.
Today Bill and I went to lunch and split our sandwich. Since lunch I have only had 4 grapes. I will be making myself a sandwich and some soup shortly. I bought just enough deli turkey meat to make one sandwich for tonight. I am feeling good about getting on track.
Today has been a very rainy day.
The new hibiscus Bill bought me bloomed and it is very pretty. Of course Roxy had to get her nose in the picture. The little orchid is blooming more each day.

Ok Enjoy your weekend.

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FLORIDASUN 4/22/2012 7:16PM

    Love your pics...the you know are always my FAV! That was the last Mother's Day plant that Josh gave me...and I'm so grateful it still blooms it's little heart out each Easter and lasts through Mother's Day. Josher STILL makes sure his momma knows he loves her! emoticon emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 4/22/2012 7:25AM

    So glad that you are getting back on track!

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MICHELELYNN777 4/21/2012 11:44PM

    emoticonYou are making great changes! And I love the pictures of your flowers~amazing!
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DEE107 4/21/2012 11:36PM

    flowers are so pretty

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KATIE233 4/21/2012 10:09PM

    your flower is very pretty and nice pink.i would love to try that hypnotise too if i new someone.specially with my junk food and chocolate.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/21/2012 9:01PM

  Hi Eleni...........
Does Debbie hypnotize you during the sessions? Or is it more like a therapy-type session? I have a good friend who has lost many pounds due to hypnosis. I am tempted to try this myself.

Your Hibiscus blossom looks like it is painted on is so perfect!!!

Have a great Sunday.

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 4/21/2012 8:22PM

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JOANNS4 4/21/2012 7:57PM

    Good for you. Nice pictures. emoticon emoticon

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DICHTAS2 4/21/2012 6:56PM

  Good for you.. You have a good weekend too.
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IONA72 4/21/2012 6:48PM

    emoticon good luck. Lovely photos.

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0309COOKIE 4/21/2012 6:24PM

    Sounds like you are doing really well. Good for you!

Roxy cracks me up!

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DIANNEMT 4/21/2012 5:56PM

    Good for you!! Have a great evening and stay on track!!

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Friday is today

Friday, April 20, 2012

I just noticed I had wrong day down yesterday. Oh well.
Today was a good day. Spent some special time with a special friend. My hypnotist who is more like a sister or daughter came by. It was very nice.
Bill did terrible at his bowling. Had to threaten to take his balls away. Oops That doesn't sound good. LOL Then he went and practiced his horse shoe throwing.
Got good news from Angel today.Hope her boyfriend follows thru so she doesn't have to work so hard. She is under so much stress etc plus she isn't sleeping. Remember her in your prayers.
Got a few pics to share. These are new blooms.

Thats it for today. Angel was suppose to call heart doc and I need to call her

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RURAL3 4/23/2012 9:23AM

    you gotta love that face. So what is the good news? Did I miss it? So glad you had a great visit with Debbie. Sounds like it is making an impact on you. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 4/22/2012 7:20PM

    LOVE your pics as always...I should print out the monkey face and tape it over could be my 'week day' face heh~heh.

Now that the gallery is slowing down for the dog days of summer the hours seem to be VERY long...and we just shortened them to summer time hours 10-4 with Sundays and Mondays off.

I don't mind sitting there...BUT sitting there with tons of traffic but NO sales is horribly frustrating.

The locals just DON'T spend money...they use the consignment gallery as entertainment. Hey I can UNDERSTAND that...I'm a local after all...I have to use my expendable money for food on the table and gas on the car.

Wish our rent weren't so sky high...I think we might be closed for the whole month of August...hey that perks me up some...just the thought of it! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 4/21/2012 9:06PM

  Hi Eleni.......
You are too funny. You be careful with Bill......
Angel is on my prayer list.
Take care..........

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SHIRLEYX 4/21/2012 7:27AM

    Glad you had a good day! emoticon

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KATIE233 4/20/2012 11:17PM

    nice blooms as always you both have green thumbs!cute weekend face haha !with bowling you can,t have all good days. hope his horse shoe game went better.keep my fingers cross for Angel and prayers too. emoticon glad you had a good day with a good friend.have a great weekend. talk later bye big hugs to you.

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JILL313 4/20/2012 10:32PM

    I'm so glad you had a good day and visit with your friend. I hope Angel's bf follows through so she won't have to work so hard. Your flowers are beautiful and you and Bill both have a "green thumb". Continue to have a Wonderful Weekend!



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DEE107 4/20/2012 9:28PM

    very cute

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OURELEE1 4/20/2012 7:59PM

  Thinking of you and your family.

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JOANNS4 4/20/2012 7:24PM

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CEB2007 4/20/2012 6:48PM

    The flowers are beautiful -- the face is cute. Have a great weekend.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

This has not been one of my better day. Didn't sleep well and that always affect me. I even cancelled my hair appointment.
My hypnotist friend is coming to the house tomorrow. It will be nice to see her and spend some time together.
Angel is not doing too good. She hasn't been able to sleep well for years but past week has been worse. She was in tears when I talked to her. Plus her ribs have been hurting plus an old injury to her foot. She is my best kid and has so much sadness. Plus she has a bad heart like me. Life is so unfair.
As far as I know Tamara is doing well. Joy is also doing much better.
I just wish things weren't so hard for Angel.
Abigail will not keep shoes on so she has some dirty feet but polish on her toenails.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/20/2012 4:57PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am praying for Angel. It is very hard to fathom why the people who are so good in so many ways just can't seem to catch a break. It isn't fair and even though we aren't supposed to question, I find myself doing just that.
I hope that you sleep better tonight, my friend.
Just looking at a picture of Abigail makes me smile.........maybe I will put her picture on the refrigerator with Elizabeth's. Could you send me one via email?
Take care.

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RURAL3 4/20/2012 10:23AM

    It is sad when you see someone trying hard to dig out and it isn't happening. All we can do is pray for them. You have already done so much.
Abigail is a typical kid. Cute and feisty. Keeps you smiling.
Take care of yourself. Stress weighs on your mind and body.

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MPARKER67 4/20/2012 10:05AM

    Sorry life is so hard for Angel. I always keep my shoes on. Keep smiling emoticon

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ANNARUTH2 4/20/2012 7:41AM

    Hope you feel better today and get some rest. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 4/20/2012 7:39AM

    Trying to catch up on your blogs Eleni. Sorry to see that Thursday was not a good day for you. Love your pictures and notes about your children, grands, and great-grands. Sure hope today is a much better day for you. I had a good night last night, so glad that Ashley was at home with me and not having to get up and drive over 1n hour to get to him. David (son) told me to not wake him up before 9 this morning. lol (((HUGS)))

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SHIRLEYX 4/20/2012 7:37AM

    Hoping that Angel has an easier time of it. She seems so nice, it's a shame that things are so difficult for her.

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FEISTYMAMA 4/20/2012 7:13AM

    At least Abigail keeps her clothes on! LOL

I hope Angel feels better soon. She certainly hasn't had it easy lately.

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KATIE233 4/19/2012 11:45PM

    when i,m at home i go around with no shoes either but i put on my clogs when i go outside but if i go for a walk running shoes. i hate putting socks and shoes on.i got that from my mom. sorry to hear Angel has so much problems. to bad you didn,t get much sleep not good.aeh! maybe tonight. take care and big hugs and thanks for my flower you sent me on sparks.

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DEE107 4/19/2012 9:49PM

    I still run around with no shoes on my feet only wear when I do to the stores so sorry you dont feel well hugs

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nothing much going on here. Pretty boring.
We are watching a DVD called "The Burning Plain" have to pay attention to know what is going on. Keeps going back and forth in time.
Just wanted to stop by and say hello.

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MPARKER67 4/19/2012 12:19PM

    Let me know if it is worth watching.

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DICHTAS2 4/19/2012 9:34AM

  Nice talking to you last night..
I don't like movies or t v programs that revert back and forth..

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KATIE233 4/18/2012 11:29PM

    let me know if it is any good. have a good night and a good day tomorrow. emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 4/18/2012 9:16PM

    Hi to you too Eleni . . . I find those movies that go back and forth in time, really hard to figure out. Hope you enjoy the one you're watching.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/18/2012 9:13PM

  Hi Eleni.........
We actually had a great day weather-wise, so I called a friend and we spent the day out and about!!!
Tomorrow it is supposed to rain all day, so staying in and doing the projects that are waiting for me won't be so bad.
The last DVD we rented was The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and I had NO PROBLEM staying tuned in to that. It was full of twists and turns.......even my husband said that he would have liked to have seen it in the theater.
Have a good evening......

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FEISTYMAMA 4/18/2012 8:57PM

    I get so confused and lost in movies like that. Lately I struggle to watch a movie without being distracted.

I have to say, I like boring! We took advantage of the nice weather today and took the baby on a walk. Tomorrow it's going to be in the 40's. I hate this weather.

Have a great night!

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NOW2DAY 4/18/2012 8:33PM

    What about Idol?

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BLONDEMUSE1970 4/18/2012 8:13PM

    I'm watching old Biggest Loser on Netflix, lol. Unrealistic but i still enjoy it! Hope your week is going well!


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2BFREE2LIVE 4/18/2012 8:04PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I try not to watch movies that I have to pay attention to because I can't sit still long enough to watch a whole movie.
Have fun watching your movie. Sandy

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JOANNS4 4/18/2012 7:42PM

    emoticonDh rented the DVD "Cowboys and Aliens". I'm glad I have a word puzzle to do. emoticon

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