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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

We have 12 grandchildren and I do love them all but Brianna is so special. She came to clean to day and I gave her several extra little things to do and she never complains. I told her Bill might be going out of town this weekend and it would be nice if she could spend the night. I told her I didn't know for sure.She had plans and said she would cancel them. I told her I didn't want her to but she said I was more important. I told her to wait til Wed when I would know for sure.But she texted her friends and cancelled. I forget how old she is and she was going to a club and be the driver as she does not drink.Gave me another chance to tell her how proud I am of her for not drinking.
Got rid of some more stuff.Brianna took it. Angel wants my printer so I may try to put new one up. I will get Bill to take it out of box anyway.LOL
I was going to try a new recipe but Bill's tummy isn't feeling so great. So something made with salsa isn't best choice. It is basically goulash using salsa instead of tomatoes. And you add chili beans. If the salsa didn't get him the beans would.

I am still doing very good with my eating. I don't think I have ever done this well.
I am starting to get more blooms outside my window. This first isn't bloomed yet but it will be soon.It is one of my coneflowers.


These are from my hummingbird garden.Getting blooms but no hummingbirds yet



And this plant is full of new blooms.It has two already complelely bloomed and they last a long time



Ok Gotta go. Need to gather stuff up to start supper. Hope you had a good day

  
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BLONDEMUSE1970 5/2/2012 10:32AM

    Brianna does indeed sound like a very special girl! Thanks for sharing your flowers with us! We're having our first warm day in a month!

Sherry

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SHIRLEYX 5/2/2012 8:59AM

    Brianna is a treasure! So glad that you are doing well with your calories. Difficult as it is, that is the most important thing that we can do for our health.
It's nice that you take care of Bill and can change the menu around when he's not feeling as well.

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KATIE233 5/2/2012 12:31AM

    love your plant yeah wonder where the hummingbirds are in their nest maybe?it is nice Brianna can help you , you are very lucky.you can tell she loves you very much!she is a special granddaughter.take care and have a great day. emoticon keep doing what you are doing with eating. emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 5/1/2012 10:48PM

    SHE IS A GOOD GRANDDAUGHTER AND PICTURES ARE CUTE

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FEISTYMAMA 5/1/2012 8:31PM

    Brianna is so sweet! She's old enough to go clubbing? WOW!!!

I use salsa quite a bit. My crockpot chili uses salsa. Salsa is more exciting than boring tomatoes. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 5/1/2012 8:30PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I hope that Elizabeth is still as close to me at Brianna's age as Brianna is to you right now. What a wonderful testament to your relationship. It is her love for you that keeps her close so you must have done many loving things to have her feel this way. You get back what you give.
It always blows my mind to see how far ahead your plants are. My coneflowers won't have blooms for at least 2 months. My pink and cream tulips finally opened today. I will take some pictures and send them to you.
Have a good rest of the evening. I think it is very possible that Melissa Gilbert will go tonight. Donald Driver is getting stronger, but it is still going to be hard to beat Katherine. What do you think?
Later.......
Patti

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SUNSHINEGB 5/1/2012 7:09PM

    Brianna sounds like a Blessing for you Eleni. I've got all grandsons and a step-granddaughter who lives way out on the west coast so I don't see her often.

I'm glad to see you're doing better, that warms my heart!

Lovely flowers and as for the humming birds ... you know that saying 'build and they will come' ... you've got the right flowers for them, they'll come!

Have a restful evening and another good day tomorrow!
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**thank you again for the lovely card!

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MPARKER67 5/1/2012 5:57PM

    You got lucky with Brianna. emoticon

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0309COOKIE 5/1/2012 5:29PM

    Brianna sounds like a doll!

Love the pictures.

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Short Blog

Monday, April 30, 2012

Was busy today trying to get back room ready for new printer. Time consuming as I had to swap two cabinets around. Got most of it done.Tired me out.
Found 3 very old pictures from several years back.One is Bill & I,one is Bill with oppossun he got in cage and me with my son.



There are not real clear as I took picure of pictures.

  
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FEISTYMAMA 5/1/2012 8:28PM

    Great pictures!! I love looking at older pictures. I was just going through pictures from 10-11 years ago.

ICK! I hate opposums. We had one in our barn when I was younger. Everybody told me it was more afraid of me than I was of it but I don't think so!

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MPARKER67 5/1/2012 9:47AM

    I guess Bill took the oppossum and turned it lose somewhere. You look beautiful in both pictures.

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SHIRLEYX 5/1/2012 7:40AM

    Nice photos! Funny how the time goes so quickly isn't it? Hope that you enjoy your new printer.

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DIBANANA 5/1/2012 12:18AM

  Fun to find old memories in a box! Some days we have to do short blogs!

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DEE107 5/1/2012 12:13AM

    nice pictures

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PATRICIAANN46 4/30/2012 11:16PM

  Hi Eleni........
Isn't it fun to come across old pictures? I found some the other day of Ken and I at my 10 year class reunion. Ken looked like the "Alter Boy." We thought we were dressed so cool and both of us couldn't stop laughing at how dated we were!!!

Our weather will be more like yours this week. Highs will be close to 80 with severe weather predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. Lots of humidity, which I can do without.

Will close for now, as I have to be up early to take my Mom to a Dr. appointment tomorrow.

Have a good Tuesday.
Patti

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JOANNS4 4/30/2012 10:46PM

    Good pictures. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 4/30/2012 8:07PM

    They are good pictures Eleni.

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SUNSHINEGB 4/30/2012 7:32PM

    Nice photos Eleni!
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Early Blog Again

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Once again I got up way too early but laid back down at 10. Got up at 11. We went to a thrift store yesterday and I picked up a plate 1 bowl and 2 tiny bowls.So we went thru and took out a bunch of dishes. I also had a big stack in back room. So we picked out 4 to keep in back room and rest in to go box. Took more out of kitchen than I added. Then we cleared a shelf off in one of my pantry cabinets in back room.
Then Bill put my new plants we repotted out in garden.
I ordered a yard decoration and it came and it is so cute


The little orchid has a few more blooms

And one of my cactus is getting little buds and 1 flower




And miss diva Abigail



I am still doing good with eating.

  
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KATIE233 4/30/2012 2:34PM

    love your cute lawn decoration and the cacti . Awww cute picture of Abigail i think she going to be a model she loves camera.take care and keep up the good work.

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LKWQUILTER 4/30/2012 1:33PM

    I love the garden ornament too. She reminds of my 2nd grade teacher Ms. Door. I did love her. Sounds like you had a really good day. (((HUGS)))

p.s. I love the little "diva" too. lol

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MPARKER67 4/30/2012 1:09PM

    Abigail is a diva! Cute as can be. Loved the orchid.

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SHIRLEYX 4/30/2012 8:22AM

    So glad you had a good day. The lawn ornament is very cute. Abigail is always such a cutie!

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 4/30/2012 3:38AM

    Orchid is so lovely!!! Cute yard decoration. :)

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DEE107 4/30/2012 12:13AM

    thanks for sharing and lover your pictures

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PATRICIAANN46 4/29/2012 9:27PM

  Hi Eleni.......
Sounds like you accomplished a lot today. I actually did too. I am making a quilt for Elizabeth and put together the top piece and half of the back piece this afternoon. She is really into Mermaids and there are several on both the front and back.
Your blooms are beautiful. Have you ever had a bloom on a plant that doesn't produce flowers normally? I would bet you have..............Just kidding. I have NEVER seen such a green thumb and am giving you a hard time.
Will close for tonight but not before I comment on the little Diva. Adorable.... and good for her for keeping the glasses on. Elizabeth always did too........but, then, she is a bit of a Diva herself.
Later......
Patti

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SUNSHINEGB 4/29/2012 8:23PM

    Love the garden ornament Eleni!
Sweet Abigail looks like a movie star, she really is cute.

Is your cactus indoors? I've never had much luck with them but sure do like them. Thanks for sharing these photos!
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FEISTYMAMA 4/29/2012 7:56PM

    Your yard decoration reminds me of you! Sounds like you got some things done today.

Abigail is a cutie! Addi won't keep her sunglasses on.

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JILL313 4/29/2012 3:47PM

    Love to hear about your productive day! Your flowers and plants are beautiful and I love your new garden ornament--I would have picked it out myself.

Hugs,

Jill

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DMF2012 4/29/2012 3:00PM

    Beautiful cacti!

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Short Blog

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Went to grocery store today so I am a little tired. Have all my stuff put up. The bill was outrageous. But not really complaining as I remember when I had no money for groceries.
I was thrilled with my weight loss.I did really good all week even last night wasn't bad. Have been eating healthy and not skipping meals.
I only have 2 pics I took.A flower and a Pickles cartoon that Bill said he could see me saying just what she said


These are some pictures Bill took with his phone camera this morning.
A woman doing yoga,a dolfin.some cool looking hanging moss.



One of Roxy's friends at dog park

Bill and his daughter Heather

ok that's enough.I am a little tired.We are watching movie Music Within, a true story.

  
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DICHTAS2 4/29/2012 10:44AM

  Good on the weight loss.
It was nice seeing you yesterday..Bill must have taken the picture of the dolfin at the bayou.. I have seen a large one there once before. It is like they get in there and look for a way out.Nice pictures
Joanne

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SHIRLEYX 4/29/2012 10:18AM

    So glad that you had a good week and are satisfied with your calorie counting. It is a pain, but it works! Beautiful pics. Bill and Heather look happy.

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DEE107 4/29/2012 12:09AM

    WAY TO GO AND LOVE THE PICKLES CARTOONS

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RURAL3 4/28/2012 11:29PM

    Congrats on weight loss. You seem to being well since seeing your friend. Way to Go!!! I hate grocery shopping because of the bill at the end. LOL Oh yeah and also bringing it all in and unpacking.

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FEISTYMAMA 4/28/2012 9:40PM

    Groceries are getting more expensive. Eating healthy is costly.

Where was the dolphin? Bill looked so close. I'm so jealous!!!!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/28/2012 9:06PM

  Hi Eleni........
I am always glad to hear that you have made a trip to the grocery store, because it means that you felt good enough to be able to go. Yaaaaay!!!
When I first glanced at the pictures, it looked like a shark was heading for the woman doing Yoga........I guess I am more tired tonight than I thought I was!!!!!
Will close for now and try to get to bed a bit earlier than I did last night.
Have a great Sunday.
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Patti

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SUNSHINEGB 4/28/2012 8:30PM

    Beautiful photos!!!
Where was the dolphin? I mean, it looks like it's right out in the open, not in a pen, etc. And the hanging moss is what I remember when I had a holiday in Florida, loved it. And .... what is that gorgeous flower? Kind of reminds me of a Hyacinth?

Nice one of your hubby and his daughter too.
I'm happy to hear how well you've done this week Eleni, you sound cheerful for it too!
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LKWQUILTER 4/28/2012 7:49PM

    Great pictures like always. ((HUGS)) and have a great evening watching the movie.

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JOANNS4 4/28/2012 7:21PM

    Thanks for the nice pictures. emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 4/28/2012 6:41PM

    nice pics

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Early Blog

Friday, April 27, 2012

Since I have to get hair cut this afternoon and run some errands I know I will be tired later.
I am still doing good with eating and counting calories. The lowest day was 1004 and highest was 1191. I am eating healthy and not skipping any meals. Just not over eating once I feel hungry.
I think I am taking Bill to a new restaurant for supper. Well that is a half truth. I am taking him but I am one that wants to go. I love smoked mullet and this place says it has it. Not many places have it.
I finally made a list of movies we have rented from NetFlix. So far we have seen 82 since June of last year. I love movies and would prefer to go to a movie house. I can't so this is almost as good.
Have started seeing more cardinals lately.
There are so many food commercials out there when we watch TV here is a tip from my friend Debbie

Take 3 deep breathes with each commercial. On the breath in repeat to yourself, "I control what goes into my mouth". With the exhale finish with, "instead of Madison Avenue

This pic is for Patti. Bill has been watching this pot every day.I put just a few cleones in it.He is having fun watching pot.

When I stepped on patio to see the pot I noticed these 2 small flowers on table. My camera was being a pain and these pictures don't show how pretty the colors are on these small flowers.I didn't even know I had them



Well I have to make our errand list and fix my lunch.
Hope you are having a good day

  
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KATIE233 4/28/2012 1:28PM

    ah! Eleni, you are very special to me too. like your pretty pink flower. lovely well got to go glen just got here off to the mall . catch you later.bye hugs

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SHIRLEYX 4/28/2012 8:21AM

    So glad that you are doing well with the calorie counting - I believe that it is the single most important weight loss tool. It's nice that you are able to get out of the house more. Hope that you are not too tired today!

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DEE107 4/28/2012 12:36AM

    glad you are getting out and the flowers are pretty

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PATRICIAANN46 4/27/2012 11:01PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I can hear how proud you are of how well you are doing in your blogs. You sound upbeat and confident as well you should. I am so proud of you!!! emoticon
You won't believe how much bigger the Cleome will be with just a few in the pot. It will be interesting to see the difference.
I hope that you and Bill have a wonderful time at your supper tonight. It will be fun just to go out and have someone else do the cooking.
Thank You so much for the beautiful Butterfly card. I love it and you too.
Have a great weekend.
Patti



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SUNSHINEGB 4/27/2012 8:17PM

    You are beautiful, talented and amazing too!
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I'm so glad you are doing well with the calories, bet that is a perk me up for you too!

And yes, I could see the beautiful color of the flower, really different and lovely. Thanks for sharing!
Hope you enjoyed your smoked mullet for supper!!
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LKWQUILTER 4/27/2012 7:39PM

    Have fun eating out tonight Eleni. I got my hair cut yesterday and it is really, really short. Now I have to learn how to fix it. lol Love those little flowers. They are so cute.

I need to repeat Debbie's mantra when watching commercials. Those treats look soooooo good. Now if I could just remember to say it.

Have a great weekend. Keep up the good work.

((((HUGS))))

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DICHTAS2 4/27/2012 6:25PM

  Thanks for the pictures of flowers. I wish I could get motivated to do the same. You are way ahead of me there.
Good work on your eating plan. I blue mine tonight.. You know me on comfort food.
Joanne

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0309COOKIE 4/27/2012 4:33PM

    Hope you enjoy your dinner out tonight. I'm not sure I know what mullet is.



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FEISTYMAMA 4/27/2012 2:54PM

    Colorful flowers. I like them.

Isn't mullet a hairstyle not a food? I'm sure you've told me what mullet is before but I forgot so it must be gross. Hee, Hee, Hee.

I must be one of a few that hates going to movie theaters. I think they're dirty and just plain gross. I enjoy watching movies at home. So easy to pause the movie and use the washroom and not miss anything. Remember, I dislike pizza too...

Have a great day!!!

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MPARKER67 4/27/2012 1:47PM

    The colors are pretty. Very unusual to see so many on one flower.

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JILL313 4/27/2012 1:34PM

    Love your blog. Your flowers are breathtaking--they are utterly beautiful like you. It sounds like you have a good busy day planned. Enjoy your Mullet--I'm not quite sure what is is. It feels so good getting a nice haircut, I'm overdue for one myself. I don't often watch a movie but a friend just gave me the movie, The Help, so I'm looking forward to watching it as I've heard it's good. Like you, it's too hard for me to go out to see a movie plus they are too darn expensive. Enjoy your day!

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