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Quiet Day

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Not much going on today.
We did more declutering yesterday.Somehow I managed to collect a ton of picture frames.They are all going.
My eating has not been good today. Not so much how much but what I ate. Will get to business tomorrow.
Here are a few pictures of grandchildren





Small shark Christopher caught

Hope you had a great weekend

  
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PATRICIAANN46 5/7/2012 6:12PM

  Hi Eleni.........
We had a very quiet Sunday too. We woke up to thunder, lightening, and hail and it rained pretty much all day. I did several loads of wash and caught up with some cleaning. I am still moving slow due to the torn rotator cuff. It is so painful when I forget and move wrong, that it takes my breath away.
I love the picture of Abigail at the beach. She looks so peaceful.
Don't worry about one day of not eating the way you think you should. You are doing so well, that you have probably snapped back today.
Must close and make supper. Elizabeth is here and I am hoping that I can get her to eat asparagus. It should be interesting.
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MPARKER67 5/7/2012 10:34AM

    I had a frustrating weekend with electronic devices but only half was electronic problems. First Saturday morning I had to take my Mom to the eye clinic. Left my house without my cell phone. So went back and got it. Then it flew out of my purse and couldn't let my Mom get in the car untill I found it. Then I got a call from work, the front door wouldn't open and the lock came off in the guys hand. THEN MY nOOK Tablet worked fine all day Saturday and not at all on Sunday. This morning I was getting ready to pack it up and take it back and it worked fine! I went grocery shopping on Sunday and I was sure I carried my purse in but couldn't find it. Tried calling my cell and couldn't hear it. Picked up my coat to go back to the store and my purse was hanging under it with my cell phone in it but the ringer was turned off!
Love the pictures of the grandkids.

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GLORYB2014 5/7/2012 7:29AM

    Sweet pictures of the grandkids Eleni and that shark ... did they throw it back in?

Sometimes we do eat what we need to stay away from but one day shouldn't undo all the good you've done recently. Just be a bit more careful today, you're doing great Eleni!

I hadn't been in to see the Eagles in a while so popped in last night and those babies are big! Wow, they grow fast!

Have a nice day and wonderful week!
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DEE107 5/7/2012 12:12AM

    very nice

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KATIE233 5/6/2012 11:08PM

    cute pictures of grandchildren. now what did you eat that was bad! don,t to bad i,m the same way today. ok brand new day tomorrow.be good 6 days of the week and bad 1 day sound good to me.i had ice cream cone. i got dr. tomorrow so see what he says and get blood pressure check and see what the scales say. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINOVER 5/6/2012 9:20PM

    Cute grandchildren!

My day was also very quiet!

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Had a Good Weigh in

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I had a 4# loss which was good. I have been very good about my calories. The best in a long time. I didn't expect as big a loss as last week so hopefully I can lose 3 to 4 each week.
Made it to grocery store again this week. We went to lunch and split a sandwich.Bill likes his fries but I only had a small handful.
I wasn't as good at supper.I treated myself to fried mushrooms and some cauliflower. Not good but still under on my calories. Tummy not used to fried food.
here are todays pics
this is my mexican sunflower.Bill took pic for me as it is on side of house where I can't walk.




This is the plant that had a bunch of buds on it.Bill took the 1st two outside and the cloudy one was thru window.Pics are cloudy if I take pic during late afternoon.



This is my grandson Christopher with one of fish he caught today

  
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ROBBGIN 5/12/2012 3:45PM

    Way to go, still enjoying your blogs. I need to get a camera and take some pictures too. My kids planted my garden plants for me for Mother's Day and they are so pretty. Is your Mexican sunflower a perennial or just once up and done for the year. It is so pretty but I like to plant as many perennials as I can so they will come back every year!

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RURAL3 5/7/2012 12:13PM

    I wonder if those Mexican sunflowers will grow in IL. I like them and have an area in back where back neighbors put up a black chainlink fence where they store their yard waste and dog waste UCK! It might pretty it up on my side.

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MICKEY341 5/6/2012 9:48AM

    emoticon congratulations on the weight loss!
Love the pictures!

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NOW2DAY 5/6/2012 8:31AM

    Your success on weight loss is well deserved. When one sparker does good it gives the rest of us hope. 4 pounds or 1 pound or 0 gain it all spells success in my book.

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DEE107 5/5/2012 11:40PM

    woo hoo way to go

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PATRICIAANN46 5/5/2012 11:33PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am so PROUD of you. I haven't seen a 4# loss in a very long time. You are proving to all of us that if you count your calories, and stick to your plan, you WILL lose weight. emoticon
I am heading for bed earlier tonight. I was up at 5:45 AM to get ready for Elizabeth's arrival at 6:30 AM. I am tired!!!!!
Have a great Sunday.
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KATIE233 5/5/2012 10:49PM

    emoticon on the 4 lbs. emoticon the flowers are pretty. like your garden statue.that is a good size fish for him.mushroom and califlower sounds yummy. hope it wasn,t deep fryed just frying in a pan? you did well at lunch and got out to the store so did you get anything special.i,m glad you lost i got the feeling i stayed the same tomorrow will tell.take care and big hugs emoticon emoticon this is you kicking the lbs off!

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MICHELELYNN777 5/5/2012 10:27PM

    emoticonon your weight loss! You are doing emoticon
Looks like a beautiful day there and how fun for your grandson to catch a fish!

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GLORYB2014 5/5/2012 9:23PM

    Congratulations on the lost weight Eleni! That is so good and I know you worked hard and watched what you ate.

Love the photos of the flowers and the sunflower sure is a tall one!

Good catch by your grandson! Did he throw it back or keep it??
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SHIRLEYX 5/5/2012 8:09PM

    emoticonOn the pounds lost! Counting calories works! emoticon

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SHOAPIE 5/5/2012 7:41PM

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Frustrating Day

Friday, May 04, 2012

What a day. My new printer stopped working this morning.It kept saying paper jam but no jam.After trying to fix it I gave up.Then tech support tried and then told me to take back to store. So Bill took it back.Then took forever to get it to work. It is finally working.I was seconds from boxing it up and taking it back and telling them what they could do with it.
Then i did something to TV remote and it was all messed up.Finally turned TV off at TV and not it is ok.
Not my day for electronics
I really would like to stress eat but grabbed 2 popsicles instead.
Tomorrow is weigh in day for me. It better be good because I have been good.
Ok this butterfly was going all over the garden.







  
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PATRICIAANN46 5/5/2012 11:28AM

  Hi Eleni..........
We should have met somewhere in the middle and had a ceremonial "Killing of My Computer and Your Printer!!!!!" Actually, I think that it was Firefox that was messing me up and not my computer. It started Thursday night and went into ALL of Friday. It was freezing up and slowed down so much that at times it actually went backwards!!! What makes it worse is that I know NOTHING about how to fix anything computer-wise.....
On a much happier note though, I have Elizabeth with me all day today (she is at dance right now) and I LOVE your butterfly pictures. Looking at them is like a natural tranquilizer.
Have a great Saturday.
Patti

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GLORYB2014 5/5/2012 6:48AM

    Beautiful photos of the butterfly and the flowers it visited!
It was 'one of those days' re:electronics for you Eleni but today will be better!
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NOW2DAY 5/5/2012 6:44AM

    Pictures look great.

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SHIRLEYX 5/5/2012 6:13AM

    Hope today is a good weigh in and a frustration-free day.

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KATIE233 5/5/2012 12:30AM

    nice butterflies. sorry to hear about the printer. i probably would have gave up before you did or it would have been on the floor. haha well hopefully the scales will be nice to you tomorrow. be happy. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 5/4/2012 11:48PM

    oh my hugs

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GRAMMAP1 5/4/2012 11:21PM

    I wish my bad day had been with electronics, but it was people..namely Sons.
I am up to my neck caring for their Dad and all I get is critisism. I hope we both have a better day. I hope your being good will show up on the scales. emoticon emoticon emoticon L0ove the butterfly pics.

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Thursday

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I don't know if it is the same in all states but it is a royal pain to get a drivers license replaced.Even if you have one. Bill's was getting ragged so decided he needed a new one. Wasn't easy finding everything because most stuff comes in my name. But we finally found everything but it was a big pain.
Then decided to work on getting him a new ss#. It was way too early for me to use my brain. I ended up paying $48 for paper work he could have gotten free at SS office. He still has to go as it has to be signed.
The blue falcon eggs are hatching. I watched for long time and still missed the hatching. When I woke up 2 had hatched. @ more to go.They are prettier than the eagles. Solid white fur balls.
Make big pot of soup.Now we have to bag it. Bill has been helping me bag and that is a big help. Can get it done in half the time. Have to count all the cups so I can figure calories per cup.

This is my favorite cartoon. I hope you can read it. It is the "pickles" they are so much like Bill and I

When I was going thru drawers yesterday found this picture from several years ago.The guy at Best Buy took it

This is flower that was just starting to open the other day.





And I saved the best for last. Not very ladylike but so cute

I am still doing good and am looking forward to my weigh in on Sat. I am not expecting as big a one as last week but it should still be a good one.

  
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PATRICIAANN46 5/4/2012 4:46PM

  Hi Eleni........
Better a day late than NEVER!!! Our computer was down last night, so I am way behind.
The only "Good Thing" about getting our Driver's Licenses renewed now, is that they last for sometimes 8 years.
I LOVE the picture of Abigail. Kids are so much fun to watch. They definitely "Live In The Moment!"
emoticon on your calorie intake. I am so proud of you.
Have a great weekend.
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SHIRLEYX 5/4/2012 9:12AM

    You are doing great with your calories!!

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KATIE233 5/4/2012 12:34AM

    that is a good picture of you and Bill. cute one of Abigail. love the yellow flower. looks like you got lots of soup there. good luck on saturday weigh in mine is on sunday and measurements.take care and have a supper day.it,s still raining here wore shorts to work tonight it was nice but still hot in the office part. i don,t know why they need the office part so warm. oh well take care bye big hugs emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 5/4/2012 12:18AM

    she is so cute and the flower pictures and you and Bill and oh my hope today was a good one for you

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MICHELELYNN777 5/3/2012 8:37PM

    Thanks for sharing your day! Love the pictures as always!
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GLORYB2014 5/3/2012 8:22PM

    Cute as a button is Abigail!!

Nice pic of you and Bill too and beautiful flowers, oh my!

Your soup looks good Eleni and now that you have my home address, feel free to send me any of your recipes .. hint, hint, LOL
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0309COOKIE 5/3/2012 6:04PM

    The Best Buy picture is great! The baby picture is adorable, lol. The soup looks delish. Lots of it too.

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MPARKER67 5/3/2012 4:57PM

    Like the best buy picture. And sweet Abigail!

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Wednesday

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I just saw where I put Monday as title for Tuesday's blog. Senior moment.
I tried a recipe from the Winn Dixie site. It is just a type of goulash made with salsa.It was almost just like chili and it is put over pasta.It is just ground meat,can of chili beans and jar of salsa. I used bow tie pasta. I made the sauce first and figured all calories that went into it and then measured how many cups so I could figure calories.Then I cooked my pasta separately so I would know calories. Bill is getting rid of leftovers now so I don't get in it. A cup of sauce is 322 calories. I am still doing great with food but it is time consuming counting all calories. But it has to be done.
It just started raining here.A nice soft rain which is good for yard.
I got more done in back room. Angel came and got the old printer. Got the new one working. It is a wireless printer and works off my computer router. It does way more than what I need.Bill talked me into it.
I also have another little desk that was piled high with junk.Cleared it off and made some notebooks. It looks neat and tidy. Now I have to take small drawer out and go thru it.
Only have a couple of pics. I don't know why Roxy always looks mean in her pictures but sweet in person.


Ok Hope you all had a good day.

  
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RURAL3 5/4/2012 12:10PM

    she doesn't look mean...just focused


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SHIRLEYX 5/3/2012 9:42AM

    Roxy is a cutie - she looks like she has the sun in her eyes. Our dog is getting older and not as healthy.
It's great that you are keeping up with counting calories! Time consuming but it must be done.

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MPARKER67 5/3/2012 9:34AM

    Busy day. glad you are doing good with calories.

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GLORYB2014 5/3/2012 9:16AM

    You got a lot done Eleni, I need to clear some clutter from my desk and drawers too!
My daughter has one of those wireless printers and tells me I need one too, lol.

Roxy just looks tired to me in her picture, she's a lovely looking dog.
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LKWQUILTER 5/3/2012 8:40AM

    Roxie is cute. What a good day you have had. I don't have the patience to figure out calories. You are doing great Eleni. ((HUGS))

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DEE107 5/3/2012 12:24AM

    hugs and glad you are doing all right hugs

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KATIE233 5/2/2012 11:40PM

    Maybe she,s saying not that darn camera again! haha she looks ok was there some sun or maybe watching something.it,s funny how we have a table that needs sorting out we have one here i have to go through once in a while.mostly my stuff.vitamins ,socks,i wash my socks instead taking them upstairs i leave them here for work. than there is dad,s puffers.my problem is dusting the shelves in the livingroom got to lift up mom,s cups and saucers , music balls and crystal glasses and silver trays.other nicks and nacks.stuff.so that is what i,ll be doing tomorrow and friday vaccuming.like your yellow flower.pretty.Eleni your the Best too. emoticon on your counting calories. emoticon emoticon

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MICKEY341 5/2/2012 11:14PM

    The recipe sounds good! I don't eat much pasta...just lost my taste for it. Sounds like you are doing good with watching those calories...
Roxey is so sweet looking, she doesn't look mean, just intense!
Envy your rain, we need moisture, but none in sight. We have had winds!
As always, enjoy the pictures!

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0309COOKIE 5/2/2012 11:11PM

    Winn Dixie brings back memories of when I lived in Florida.

Your dinner sounds good.

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PATRICIAANN46 5/2/2012 9:35PM

  Hi Eleni........
Your Goulash sounds good. Goulash was always a favorite of both of my boys when they were young.
That is part of Roxy's job..........to look like a protective security dog. Our two always look the part too when we take their pictures.
It sounds like you are getting lots of Spring cleaning done. I have done very little as I have spent so much time on Elizabeth's quilt.
Must close as we have severe storm warnings out and I want to shut down the computer.
Later........
Patti

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PARKERB2 5/2/2012 7:52PM

    You will enjoy those photos for a long time. Have a great night.

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